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existentialism (Also existentialisms) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to existentialism

martin_heidegger

  • noun German philosopher whose views on human existence in a world of objects and on Angst influenced the existential philosophers (1889-1976)
    Heidegger.

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logical_positivism

  • noun the form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation)
    positivism.

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giordano_bruno

  • noun Italian philosopher who used Copernican principles to develop a pantheistic monistic philosophy; condemned for heresy by the Inquisition and burned at the stake (1548-1600)
    Bruno.

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jeremy_bentham

  • noun English philosopher and jurist; founder of utilitarianism (1748-1831)
    Bentham.

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liberationist

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inner_light

  • noun a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
    Christ Within; Light; Light Within.

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methodological_analysis

  • noun the branch of philosophy that analyzes the principles and procedures of inquiry in a particular discipline
    methodology.

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george_edward_moore

  • noun English philosopher (1873-1958)
    Moore; G. E. Moore.

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blaise_pascal

  • noun French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to the theory of probability (1623-1662)
    Pascal.

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settle

  • noun a long wooden bench with a back
    settee.
  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle down.
    • dust settled on the roofs

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vitalism

  • noun (philosophy) a doctrine that life is a vital principle distinct from physics and chemistry

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philosopher

  • noun a specialist in philosophy
  • noun a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity

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school_of_thought

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; ism; doctrine.

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religious

  • noun a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • adjective satellite concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
    spiritual.
    • religious texts
    • a member of a religious order
    • lords temporal and spiritual
    • spiritual leaders
    • spiritual songs

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ernst_mach

  • noun Austrian physicist and philosopher who introduced the Mach number and who founded logical positivism (1838-1916)
    Mach.

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epistemic

  • adjective of or relating to epistemology
    epistemological.
    • epistemic modal

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idealism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical theory that ideas are the only reality
  • noun impracticality by virtue of thinking of things in their ideal form rather than as they really are

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predetermination

  • noun (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
    foreordination; preordination; predestination.
  • noun a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something
    • he entered the argument with a predetermination to prove me wrong

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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scholastic

  • noun a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
    pedant; bookworm.
  • noun a Scholastic philosopher or theologian

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docetism

  • noun the heretical doctrine (associated with the Gnostics) that Jesus had no human body and his sufferings and death on the cross were apparent rather than real

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naive_realism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical objects continue to exist when not perceived
    realism.

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plato

  • noun ancient Athenian philosopher; pupil of Socrates; teacher of Aristotle (428-347 BC)

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predestinationist

  • noun anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
    determinist; fatalist; predestinarian.

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charles_peirce

  • noun United States philosopher and logician; pioneer of pragmatism (1839-1914)
    Charles Sanders Peirce; Peirce.

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kong_the_master

  • noun Chinese philosopher whose ideas and sayings were collected after his death and became the basis of a philosophical doctrine known a Confucianism (circa 551-478 BC)
    Confucius; Kongfuze; K'ung Futzu.

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weil

  • noun French philosopher (1909-1943)
    Simone Weil.
  • noun United States mathematician (born in France) (1906-1998)
    Andre Weil.

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jevons

  • noun English economist and logician who contributed to the development of the theory of marginal utility (1835-1882)
    William Stanley Jevons.

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sharia_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; shariah.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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teaching

  • noun the profession of a teacher
    pedagogy; instruction.
    • he prepared for teaching while still in college
    • pedagogy is recognized as an important profession
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    precept; commandment.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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neuroethics

  • noun the study of ethical implications of treatments for neurological diseases

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david_hartley

  • noun English philosopher who introduced the theory of the association of ideas (1705-1757)
    Hartley.

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monism

  • noun the doctrine that reality consists of a single basic substance or element

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holmes

  • noun a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
    Sherlock Holmes.
  • noun United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr..

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kabbalism

  • noun the doctrines of the Kabbalah
    Cabalism.
  • noun adherence to some extreme traditional theological concept or interpretation
    cabalism.

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materialist

  • noun someone with great regard for material possessions
  • noun someone who thinks that nothing exists but physical matter

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diderot

  • noun French philosopher who was a leading figure of the Enlightenment in France; principal editor of an encyclopedia that disseminated the scientific and philosophical knowledge of the time (1713-1784)
    Denis Diderot.

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subject

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; theme.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
    content; depicted object.
    • a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

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woman

  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

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socrates

  • noun ancient Athenian philosopher; teacher of Plato and Xenophon (470-399 BC)

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ecumenicalism

  • noun (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
    ecumenism; ecumenicism.

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humanitarianism

  • noun the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
    humanism.

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difference

  • noun the quality of being unlike or dissimilar
    • there are many differences between jazz and rock
  • noun a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
    deviation; divergence; departure.
    • the deviation from the mean

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nominalist

  • noun a philosopher who has adopted the doctrine of nominalism

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logical_system

  • noun a system of reasoning
    system of logic; logic.

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cool

  • noun the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
    • the cool of early morning
  • noun great coolness and composure under strain
    sang-froid; aplomb; poise; assuredness.
    • keep your cool

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taoism

  • noun a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism
  • noun religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu

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pre

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disorientation

  • noun a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)
    freak out.
  • noun confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction
    • his disorientation was the result of inattention

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huguenot

  • noun a French Calvinist of the 16th or 17th centuries

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george_berkeley

  • noun Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)
    Bishop Berkeley; Berkeley.

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locke

  • noun English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632-1704)
    John Locke.

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bacon

  • noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  • noun English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
    Roger Bacon.

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democrat

  • noun an advocate of democratic principles
    populist.
  • noun a member of the Democratic Party

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lully

  • noun Spanish philosopher (1235-1315)
    Ramon Lully; Raymond Lully.
  • noun French composer (born in Italy) who was the court composer to Louis XIV and founded the national French opera (1632-1687)
    Jean Baptiste Lully; Lulli; Giambattista Lulli.

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herbart

  • noun German philosopher (1776-1841)
    Johann Friedrich Herbart.

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earl_warren

  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974)
    Warren.

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epicurean

  • noun a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
    foodie; gourmet; gastronome; bon vivant; epicure.
  • adjective of Epicurus or epicureanism
    • Epicurean philosophy

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episteme

  • noun the body of ideas that determine the knowledge that is intellectually certain at any particular time

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tao

  • noun an adherent of any branch of Taoism
    Taoist.
  • noun the ultimate principle of the universe

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hartley

  • noun English philosopher who introduced the theory of the association of ideas (1705-1757)
    David Hartley.

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marshall

  • noun United States actor (1914-1998)
    E. G. Marshall.
  • noun United States general and statesman who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program (1880-1959)
    George Catlett Marshall; George Marshall.

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naturalism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations
  • noun an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description
    realism.

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chase

  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    following; pursual; pursuit.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
  • noun United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)
    Salmon Portland Chase; Salmon P. Chase.

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spiritual

  • noun a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States
    Negro spiritual.
  • adjective satellite concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
    religious.
    • religious texts
    • a member of a religious order
    • lords temporal and spiritual
    • spiritual leaders
    • spiritual songs

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pragmatic

  • noun an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
    pragmatic sanction.
  • adjective satellite concerned with practical matters
    matter-of-fact; pragmatical.
    • a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem
    • a matter-of-fact account of the trip

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sensation

  • noun an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    sense impression; sense experience; esthesis; aesthesis; sense datum.
    • a sensation of touch
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.

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tagore

  • noun Indian writer and philosopher whose poetry (based on traditional Hindu themes) pioneered the use of colloquial Bengali (1861-1941)
    Rabindranath Tagore; Sir Rabindranath Tagore.

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ibn-sina

  • noun Arabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)
    Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina; Avicenna.

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thinker

  • noun an important intellectual
    mind; creative thinker.
    • the great minds of the 17th century
  • noun someone who exercises the mind (usually in an effort to reach a decision)

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street

  • noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • they walked the streets of the small town
    • he lives on Nassau Street
  • noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • be careful crossing the street

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heraclitus

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher who said that fire is the origin of all things and that permanence is an illusion as all things are in perpetual flux (circa 500 BC)

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languor

  • noun a relaxed comfortable feeling
    dreaminess.
  • noun a feeling of lack of interest or energy
    lassitude; listlessness.

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mentalism

  • noun (philosophy) a doctrine that mind is the true reality and that objects exist only as aspects of the mind's awareness

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harlan_fisk_stone

  • noun United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
    Harlan F. Stone; Stone; Harlan Stone.

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conscience

  • noun motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
    scruples; sense of right and wrong; moral sense.
  • noun conformity to one's own sense of right conduct
    • a person of unflagging conscience

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oswald_spengler

  • noun German philosopher who argued that cultures grow and decay in cycles (1880-1936)
    Spengler.

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precept

  • noun rule of personal conduct
    principle.
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    teaching; commandment.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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settlement

  • noun a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government
    colony.
    • the American colony in Paris
  • noun a community of people smaller than a town
    small town; village.

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sarvepalli_radhakrishnan

  • noun Indian philosopher and statesman who introduced Indian philosophy to the West (1888-1975)
    Radhakrishnan; Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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topiary

  • noun a garden having shrubs clipped or trimmed into decorative shapes especially of animals
  • noun making decorative shapes by trimming shrubs or trees

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ecclesiastical

  • adjective of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church)
    ecclesiastic.
    • ecclesiastic history

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fine

  • noun money extracted as a penalty
    amercement; mulct.
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    ticket.
    • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
    • Move your car or else you will be ticketed!

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pragmatist

  • noun an adherent of philosophical pragmatism
  • noun a person who takes a practical approach to problems and is concerned primarily with the success or failure of her actions

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ecumenism

  • noun a movement promoting union between religions (especially between Christian churches)
    oecumenism.
  • noun (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
    ecumenicalism; ecumenicism.

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lemaitre

  • noun Belgian cosmologist who proposed the big-bang theory of the origin of the universe (1894-1966)
    Georges Henri Lemaitre; Edouard Lemaitre.

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public

  • noun people in general considered as a whole
    world; populace.
    • he is a hero in the eyes of the public
  • noun a body of people sharing some common interest
    • the reading public

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boethius

  • noun a Roman who was an early Christian philosopher and statesman who was executed for treason; Boethius had a decisive influence on medieval logic (circa 480-524)
    Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius.

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popper

  • noun British philosopher (born in Austria) who argued that scientific theories can never be proved to be true, but are tested by attempts to falsify them (1902-1994)
    Karl Popper; Sir Karl Raimund Popper.
  • noun a container of stimulant drug (amyl nitrate or butyl nitrite)

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husserl

  • noun German philosopher who developed phenomenology (1859-1938)
    Edmund Husserl.

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william_howard_taft

  • noun 27th President of the United States and later chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1857-1930)
    President Taft; Taft.

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international

  • adjective concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
    • international affairs
    • an international agreement
    • international waters
  • noun any of several international socialist organizations

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egalitarianism

  • noun the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political and economic and social equality
    equalitarianism.

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jurist

  • noun a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations
    legal expert.
  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    judge; justice.

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nullification

  • noun the states'-rights doctrine that a state can refuse to recognize or to enforce a federal law passed by the United States Congress
  • noun the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
    override.

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method

  • noun a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
  • noun an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed
    method acting.

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de_spinoza

  • noun Dutch philosopher who espoused a pantheistic system (1632-1677)
    Benedict de Spinoza; Spinoza; Baruch de Spinoza.

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nietzsche

  • noun influential German philosopher remembered for his concept of the superman and for his rejection of Christian values; considered, along with Kierkegaard, to be a founder of existentialism (1844-1900)
    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.

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military_law

  • noun the body of laws and rules of conduct administered by military courts for the discipline, trial, and punishment of military personnel

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experimentalism

  • noun an empirical doctrine that advocates experimental principles
  • noun an orientation that favors experimentation and innovation
    • the children of psychologists are often raised in an atmosphere of experimentalism

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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marcuse

  • noun United States political philosopher (born in Germany) concerned about the dehumanizing effects of capitalism and modern technology (1898-1979)
    Herbert Marcuse.

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commercial

  • noun a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television
    commercial message.
  • adjective connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises
    • commercial trucker
    • commercial TV
    • commercial diamonds

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logicism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all of mathematics can be derived from formal logic

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peripatetic

  • noun a person who walks from place to place
  • noun a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
    Aristotelean; Aristotelian.

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teleology

  • noun (philosophy) a doctrine explaining phenomena by their ends or purposes

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arts_and_crafts

  • noun the arts of decorative design and handicraft
    • they sponsored arts and crafts in order to encourage craftsmanship in an age of mass production

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making

  • noun the act that results in something coming to be
    fashioning; devising.
    • the devising of plans
    • the fashioning of pots and pans
    • the making of measurements
    • it was already in the making
  • noun an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
    qualification.
    • her qualifications for the job are excellent
    • one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree
    • she has the makings of fine musician

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moralization

  • noun indulgence in moral pronouncements; the exposition (often superficially) of a particular moral code
    moralisation; moralizing.
    • his constant moralizing drove me mad
  • noun the act of making moral (or more moral)
    moralisation.
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spencer

  • noun English philosopher and sociologist who applied the theory of natural selection to human societies (1820-1903)
    Herbert Spencer.

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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common_law

  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    case law; precedent.
  • noun a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws
    case law; precedent.
    • common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States

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trial

  • noun the act of testing something
    test; run.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial
  • noun trying something to find out about it
    test; trial run; tryout.
    • a sample for ten days free trial
    • a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain

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conviction

  • noun an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
    article of faith; strong belief.
  • noun (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
    condemnation; judgment of conviction; sentence.
    • the conviction came as no surprise

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harlan_stone

  • noun United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
    Harlan F. Stone; Stone; Harlan Fisk Stone.

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precedent

  • noun an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
    case in point.
  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    common law; case law.

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eclecticism

  • noun making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style
    eclectic method.

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jose_ortega_y_gasset

  • noun Spanish philosopher who advocated leadership by an intellectual elite (1883-1955)
    Ortega y Gasset.

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chiliasm

  • noun belief in the Christian doctrine of the millennium mentioned in the Book of Revelations
    millenarianism; millenarism; millenniumism.

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scholastic

  • noun a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
    pedant; bookworm.
  • noun a Scholastic philosopher or theologian

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painter

  • noun an artist who paints
  • noun a worker who is employed to cover objects with paint

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eclecticist

  • noun someone who selects according to the eclectic method
    eclectic.

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military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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anarchist

  • noun an advocate of anarchism
    syndicalist; nihilist.

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strong_belief

  • noun an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
    article of faith; conviction.

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one-way_street

  • noun unilateral interaction
    • cooperation cannot be a one-way street
  • noun a street on which vehicular traffic is allowed to move in only one direction

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matrimonial

  • adjective of or relating to the state of marriage
    married; marital.
    • marital status
    • marital fidelity
    • married bliss

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cartesian

  • noun a follower of Cartesian thought
  • adjective of or relating to Rene Descartes or his works
    • Cartesian linguistics

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impassiveness

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; unemotionality; impassivity; indifference; emotionlessness; phlegm.

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morals

  • noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    ethics; ethical motive; morality.
  • noun the significance of a story or event
    lesson; moral.
    • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor

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moralisation

  • noun indulgence in moral pronouncements; the exposition (often superficially) of a particular moral code
    moralizing; moralization.
    • his constant moralizing drove me mad
  • noun the act of making moral (or more moral)
    moralization.
    • for years she worked toward the moralization of English literature

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confession

  • noun an admission of misdeeds or faults
  • noun a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party

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cosmetic

  • noun a toiletry designed to beautify the body
  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    decorative; ornamental.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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logical

  • adjective capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
    • a logical mind
  • adjective satellite based on known statements or events or conditions
    legitimate.
    • rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year

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spiritual_domain

  • noun a belief that there is a realm controlled by a divine spirit
    spiritual world; unseen.

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aesthetics

  • noun (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)
    esthetics.
    • traditional aesthetics assumed the existence of universal and timeless criteria of artistic value
  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
    esthetic; aesthetic.
    • he despised the esthetic of minimalism

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moral

  • noun the significance of a story or event
    lesson.
    • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor
  • adjective concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    • moral sense
    • a moral scrutiny
    • a moral lesson
    • a moral quandary
    • moral convictions
    • a moral life

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perfumery

  • noun perfumes in general
  • noun store where perfumes are sold

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semiology

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols
    semiotics.

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immaculate_conception

  • noun Roman Catholic holy day first celebrated in 1854
    December 8.
  • noun (Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived
    Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.

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charles_evans_hughes

  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1862-1948)
    Hughes.

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anicius_manlius_severinus_boethius

  • noun a Roman who was an early Christian philosopher and statesman who was executed for treason; Boethius had a decisive influence on medieval logic (circa 480-524)
    Boethius.

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salmon_portland_chase

  • noun United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)
    Salmon P. Chase; Chase.

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probabilism

  • noun a Roman Catholic system of casuistry that when expert opinions differ an actor can follow any solidly probable opinion that he wishes even though some different opinion might be more probable
  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that (since certainty is unattainable) probability is a sufficient basis for belief and action

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camus

  • noun French writer who portrayed the human condition as isolated in an absurd world (1913-1960)
    Albert Camus.

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positive

  • noun the primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution
    positive degree.
  • noun a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject

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uniqueness

  • noun the quality of being one of a kind
    singularity.
    • that singularity distinguished him from all his companions

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chilliness

  • noun the property of being moderately cold
    coolness; nip.
    • the chilliness of early morning
  • noun a lack of affection or enthusiasm
    frigidness; coolness; iciness; coldness; frigidity.
    • a distressing coldness of tone and manner

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rationalism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired by reason without resort to experience
  • noun the theological doctrine that human reason rather than divine revelation establishes religious truth

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law_of_the_land

  • noun a phrase used in the Magna Carta to refer to the then established law of the kingdom (as distinct from Roman or civil law); today it refers to fundamental principles of justice commensurate with due process
    • the United States Constitution declares itself to be `the supreme law of the land'

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spiritual_being

  • noun an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
    supernatural being.

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jurisprudential

  • adjective relating to the science or philosophy of law or a system of laws

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playboy

  • noun a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure
    Corinthian; man-about-town.

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sir_karl_raimund_popper

  • noun British philosopher (born in Austria) who argued that scientific theories can never be proved to be true, but are tested by attempts to falsify them (1902-1994)
    Karl Popper; Popper.

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occam

  • noun English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)
    William of Occam; William of Ockham; Ockham.

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british_empiricism

  • noun the predominant philosophical tradition in Great Britain since the 17th century

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seneca

  • noun Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero; his nine extant tragedies are modeled on Greek tragedies (circa 4 BC - 65 AD)
    Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
  • noun a member of the Iroquoian people formerly living in New York State south of Lake Ontario

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deconstructionism

  • noun a philosophical theory of criticism (usually of literature or film) that seeks to expose deep-seated contradictions in a work by delving below its surface meaning
    deconstruction.

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buber

  • noun Israeli religious philosopher (born in Austria); as a Zionist he promoted understanding between Jews and Arabs; his writings affected Christian thinkers as well as Jews (1878-1965)
    Martin Buber.

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wittgenstein

  • noun British philosopher born in Austria; a major influence on logic and logical positivism (1889-1951)
    Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Josef Johan Wittgenstein.

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georges_henri_lemaitre

  • noun Belgian cosmologist who proposed the big-bang theory of the origin of the universe (1894-1966)
    Edouard Lemaitre; Lemaitre.

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dogma

  • noun a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
    tenet.
  • noun a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative
    • he believed all the Marxist dogma

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millenarism

  • noun belief in the Christian doctrine of the millennium mentioned in the Book of Revelations
    chiliasm; millenarianism; millenniumism.

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virtue

  • noun the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong
    virtuousness; moral excellence.
  • noun any admirable quality or attribute
    merit.
    • work of great merit

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kierkegaard

  • noun Danish philosopher who is generally considered. along with Nietzsche, to be a founder of existentialism (1813-1855)
    Soren Kierkegaard; Soren Aabye Kierkegaard.

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soren_kierkegaard

  • noun Danish philosopher who is generally considered. along with Nietzsche, to be a founder of existentialism (1813-1855)
    Soren Aabye Kierkegaard; Kierkegaard.

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rightist

  • noun a member of a right wing political party
    right-winger.
  • adjective satellite believing in or supporting tenets of the political right
    right-wing.

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millenary

  • noun the 1000th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
    millennium.
  • noun a span of 1000 years
    millennium.

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securities_law

  • noun the body of laws governing the issuance and selling of securities

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populi

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parmenides

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher born in Italy; held the metaphysical view that being is the basic substance and ultimate reality of which all things are composed; said that motion and change are sensory illusions (5th century BC)

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salmon_p._chase

  • noun United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)
    Salmon Portland Chase; Chase.

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ibn

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ecclesiastical_law

  • noun the body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church
    canon law.

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necessitarian

  • noun someone who does not believe the doctrine of free will

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original_sin

  • noun a sin said to be inherited by all descendants of Adam
    • Adam and Eve committed the original sin when they ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden

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stoicism

  • noun an indifference to pleasure or pain
    stolidness; stolidity.
  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical system of the Stoics following the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno

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preachification

  • noun moralization delivered tediously in a preachy manner

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aetiologic

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical study of causation
    etiologic; aetiological; etiological.
  • adjective relating to the etiology of a disease
    etiologic; aetiological; etiological.
    • etiological agent

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values

  • noun beliefs of a person or social group in which they have an emotional investment (either for or against something)
    • he has very conservatives values
  • noun a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed
    value.
    • the value assigned was 16 milliseconds

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autotelism

  • noun belief that a work of art is an end in itself or its own justification

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tribalism

  • noun the state of living together in tribes
  • noun the beliefs of a tribal society

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girondism

  • noun the doctrine of the Girondists

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baruch_de_spinoza

  • noun Dutch philosopher who espoused a pantheistic system (1632-1677)
    Benedict de Spinoza; de Spinoza; Spinoza.

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heidegger

  • noun German philosopher whose views on human existence in a world of objects and on Angst influenced the existential philosophers (1889-1976)
    Martin Heidegger.

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foodie

  • noun a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
    gourmet; gastronome; epicurean; bon vivant; epicure.

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reincarnation

  • noun embodiment in a new form (especially the reappearance or a person in another form)
    • his reincarnation as a lion
  • noun a second or new birth
    rebirth; renascence.

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theological_doctrine

  • noun the doctrine of a religious group

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coolness

  • noun calm and unruffled self-assurance
    imperturbability; imperturbableness.
    • he performed with all the coolness of a veteran
  • noun the property of being moderately cold
    chilliness; nip.
    • the chilliness of early morning

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supernatural_being

  • noun an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
    spiritual being.

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tax

  • noun charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
    revenue enhancement; taxation.
  • verb levy a tax on
    • The State taxes alcohol heavily
    • Clothing is not taxed in our state

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christ_within

  • noun a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
    Light; Light Within; Inner Light.

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women's_liberationist

  • noun a supporter of feminism
    women's rightist; libber; feminist.

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laissez_faire

  • noun the doctrine that government should not interfere in commercial affairs
    individualism.

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bruno

  • noun German pope from 1049 to 1054 whose papacy was the beginning of papal reforms in the 11th century (1002-1054)
    Bruno of Toul; Leo IX.
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)
    Saint Bruno; St. Bruno.

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sense

  • noun a general conscious awareness
    • a sense of security
    • a sense of happiness
    • a sense of danger
    • a sense of self
  • noun the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
    signified.
    • the dictionary gave several senses for the word
    • in the best sense charity is really a duty
    • the signifier is linked to the signified

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libertarian

  • noun an advocate of libertarianism
  • noun someone who believes the doctrine of free will

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rosicrucianism

  • noun the theological doctrine that venerates the rose and the cross as symbols of Christ's Resurrection and redemption; claims various occult powers

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suffragism

  • noun the belief that the right to vote should be extended (as to women)

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moore

  • noun United States composer of works noted for their use of the American vernacular (1893-1969)
    Douglas Moore.
  • noun English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Dudley Stuart John Moore; Dudley Moore.

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hume

  • noun Scottish philosopher whose sceptical philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses (1711-1776)
    David Hume.

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virgin_birth

  • noun human conception without fertilization by a man
    parthenogeny; parthenogenesis.
  • noun the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas
    Nativity.

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court

  • noun an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
    tribunal; judicature.
  • noun a room in which a lawcourt sits
    courtroom.
    • television cameras were admitted in the courtroom

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democracy

  • noun the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
  • noun a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
    commonwealth; republic.

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emotionalism

  • noun emotional nature or quality
    emotionality.

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syllogist

  • noun logician skilled in syllogistic reasoning
    syllogizer; syllogiser.

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nihilism

  • noun a revolutionary doctrine that advocates destruction of the social system for its own sake
  • noun the delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist; a sense that everything is unreal
    nihilistic delusion.

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erastianism

  • noun the doctrine that the state is supreme over the church in ecclesiastical matters
    Caesaropapism; Byzantinism.

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methodology

  • noun the branch of philosophy that analyzes the principles and procedures of inquiry in a particular discipline
    methodological analysis.
  • noun the system of methods followed in a particular discipline

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public_opinion

  • noun a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people
    opinion; popular opinion; vox populi.
    • he asked for a poll of public opinion

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nihilist

  • noun someone who rejects all theories of morality or religious belief
  • noun an advocate of anarchism
    syndicalist; anarchist.

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free_will

  • noun the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies
    discretion.

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nuclear_deterrence

  • noun the military doctrine that an enemy will be deterred from using nuclear weapons as long as he can be destroyed as a consequence
    • when two nations both resort to nuclear deterrence the consequence could be mutual destruction

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ordinary

  • noun a judge of a probate court
  • noun the expected or commonplace condition or situation
    • not out of the ordinary

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persuasion

  • noun the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
    suasion.
  • noun a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
    thought; opinion; sentiment; view.
    • my opinion differs from yours
    • I am not of your persuasion
    • what are your thoughts on Haiti?

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sin

  • noun estrangement from god
    sinfulness; wickedness.
  • noun an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
    sinning.

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pre-socratic

  • noun any philosopher who lived before Socrates
  • adjective before the time of Socrates
    presocratic.

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liberal_arts

  • noun studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)
    arts; humanistic discipline; humanities.
    • the college of arts and sciences

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hedonist

  • noun someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures
    pagan; pleasure seeker.

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ism

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought; doctrine.

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henri_bergson

  • noun French philosopher who proposed elan vital as the cause of evolution and development (1859-1941)
    Bergson; Henri Louis Bergson.

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existential_philosopher

  • noun a philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable
    existentialist; existentialist philosopher.

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john_marshall

  • noun United States jurist; as chief justice of the Supreme Court he established the principles of United States constitutional law (1755-1835)
    Marshall.

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philosophy

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; school of thought; ism; doctrine.
  • noun the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

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georg_wilhelm_friedrich_hegel

  • noun German philosopher whose three stage process of dialectical reasoning was adopted by Karl Marx (1770-1831)
    Hegel.

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morrison_waite

  • noun United States jurist who was appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1874 by President Grant (1816-1888)
    Waite; Morrison R. Waite; Morrison Remick Waite.

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wrong

  • noun that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law
    wrongfulness.
    • he feels that you are in the wrong
  • noun any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
    legal injury; damage.

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trier

  • noun one (as a judge) who examines and settles a case
  • noun one who tries
    essayer; attempter.

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grotius

  • noun Dutch jurist and diplomat whose writings established the basis of modern international law (1583-1645)
    Hugo Grotius; Huig de Groot.

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article_of_faith

  • noun (Christianity) any of the sections into which a creed or other statement of doctrine is divided
    credendum.
  • noun an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
    strong belief; conviction.

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faculty

  • noun one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
    mental faculty; module.
  • noun the body of teachers and administrators at a school
    staff.
    • the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university

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isidore_auguste_marie_francois_comte

  • noun French philosopher remembered as the founder of positivism; he also established sociology as a systematic field of study
    Auguste Comte; Comte.

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hedonism

  • noun the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle
  • noun an ethical system that evaluates the pursuit of pleasure as the highest good

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ethics

  • noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    ethical motive; morals; morality.
  • noun the philosophical study of moral values and rules
    moral philosophy.

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comte

  • noun French philosopher remembered as the founder of positivism; he also established sociology as a systematic field of study
    Auguste Comte; Isidore Auguste Marie Francois Comte.

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lucius_annaeus_seneca

  • noun Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero; his nine extant tragedies are modeled on Greek tragedies (circa 4 BC - 65 AD)
    Seneca.

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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james_mill

  • noun Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836)
    Mill.

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passivism

  • noun the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
    pacificism; pacifism.

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church_doctrine

  • noun the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
    gospel; religious doctrine; creed.

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aristotelian

  • noun a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
    Peripatetic; Aristotelean.
  • adjective of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy
    peripatetic; Aristotelean; Aristotelic.
    • Aristotelean logic

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emotionality

  • noun emotional nature or quality
    emotionalism.

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author

  • noun writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
    writer.
  • noun someone who originates or causes or initiates something
    source; generator.
    • he was the generator of several complaints

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william_of_occam

  • noun English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)
    William of Ockham; Ockham; Occam.

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cosmology

  • noun the metaphysical study of the origin and nature of the universe
  • noun the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
    cosmogony; cosmogeny.

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blandness

  • noun the trait of exhibiting no personal embarrassment or concern
    • the blandness of his confession enraged the judge
  • noun lacking any distinctive or interesting taste property
    insipidness; insipidity.

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chief

  • noun a person who is in charge
    head; top dog.
    • the head of the whole operation
  • noun a person who exercises control over workers
    foreman; gaffer; honcho; boss.
    • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman

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john_venn

  • noun English logician who introduced Venn diagrams (1834-1923)
    Venn.

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unemotional_person

  • noun someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
    stoic.

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craft

  • noun the skilled practice of a practical occupation
    trade.
    • he learned his trade as an apprentice
  • noun a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space

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deconstruction

  • noun a philosophical theory of criticism (usually of literature or film) that seeks to expose deep-seated contradictions in a work by delving below its surface meaning
    deconstructionism.

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pleasure

  • noun a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience
    pleasance.
    • he was tingling with pleasure
  • noun something or someone that provides a source of happiness
    delight; joy.
    • a joy to behold
    • the pleasure of his company
    • the new car is a delight

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confucianism

  • noun the teachings of Confucius emphasizing love for humanity; high value given to learning and to devotion to family (including ancestors); peace; justice; influenced the traditional culture of China

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quine

  • noun United States philosopher and logician who championed an empirical view of knowledge that depended on language (1908-2001)
    Willard Van Orman Quine; W. V. Quine.

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symbolic_logic

  • noun any logical system that abstracts the form of statements away from their content in order to establish abstract criteria of consistency and validity
    formal logic; mathematical logic.

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kongfuze

  • noun Chinese philosopher whose ideas and sayings were collected after his death and became the basis of a philosophical doctrine known a Confucianism (circa 551-478 BC)
    Confucius; K'ung Futzu; Kong the Master.

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jay

  • noun United States diplomat and jurist who negotiated peace treaties with Britain and served as the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1829)
    John Jay.
  • noun crested largely blue bird

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empiricist_philosophy

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
    sensationalism; empiricism.

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stoicism

  • noun an indifference to pleasure or pain
    stolidness; stolidity.
  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical system of the Stoics following the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno

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attitude

  • noun a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
    mental attitude.
    • he had the attitude that work was fun
  • noun the arrangement of the body and its limbs
    position; posture.
    • he assumed an attitude of surrender

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ernst_cassirer

  • noun German philosopher concerned with concept formation in the human mind and with symbolic forms in human culture generally (1874-1945)
    Cassirer.

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existence

  • noun the state or fact of existing
    being; beingness.
    • a point of view gradually coming into being
    • laws in existence for centuries
  • noun everything that exists anywhere
    universe; creation; macrocosm; world; cosmos.
    • they study the evolution of the universe
    • the biggest tree in existence

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white

  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.
  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.

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foreordination

  • noun (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
    predetermination; preordination; predestination.

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theanthropism

  • noun (theology) the doctrine that Jesus was a union of the human and the divine
  • noun the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits
    anthropomorphism.

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roger_taney

  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; remembered for his ruling that slaves and their descendants have no rights as citizens (1777-1864)
    Roger Brooke Taney; Taney.

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style

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    fashion; manner; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
    expressive style.
    • all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper

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animist

  • noun one who accepts the doctrine of animism
  • adjective of or pertaining to the doctrine of animism
    animistic.

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trial_judge

  • noun a judge in a trial court

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law_merchant

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    mercantile law; commercial law.

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unilateralism

  • noun the doctrine that nations should conduct their foreign affairs individualistically without the advice or involvement of other nations

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environmentalism

  • noun the philosophical doctrine that environment is more important than heredity in determining intellectual growth
  • noun the activity of protecting the environment from pollution or destruction

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arendt

  • noun United States historian and political philosopher (born in Germany) (1906-1975)
    Hannah Arendt.

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john_jay

  • noun United States diplomat and jurist who negotiated peace treaties with Britain and served as the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1829)
    Jay.

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haeckel

  • noun German biologist and philosopher; advocated Darwinism and formulated the theory of recapitulation; was an exponent of materialistic monism (1834-1919)
    Ernst Heinrich Haeckel.

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syllogism

  • noun deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises

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total

  • noun the whole amount
    aggregate; sum; totality.
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    sum; amount.

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aetiological

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical study of causation
    etiologic; aetiologic; etiological.
  • adjective relating to the etiology of a disease
    etiologic; aetiologic; etiological.
    • etiological agent

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antiestablishmentism

  • noun the doctrine of opposition to the social and political establishment
    antiestablishmentarianism.

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animism

  • noun the doctrine that all natural objects and the universe itself have souls
    • animism is common among primitive peoples

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rutledge

  • noun United States jurist and second chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; he was appointed by George Washington and briefly served as chief justice but was ultimately rejected by the United States Senate (1739-1800)
    John Rutledge.

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absolutism

  • noun dominance through threat of punishment and violence
    tyranny; despotism.
  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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episcopalianism

  • noun the theological doctrine of church government by bishops

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edouard_lemaitre

  • noun Belgian cosmologist who proposed the big-bang theory of the origin of the universe (1894-1966)
    Georges Henri Lemaitre; Lemaitre.

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ethicism

  • noun a doctrine that ethics and ethical ideas are valid and important
    • his ethicism often led him to moralize

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ralph_barton_perry

  • noun United States philosopher (1876-1957)
    Perry.

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relativism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that all criteria of judgment are relative to the individuals and situations involved

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impassivity

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; unemotionality; indifference; emotionlessness; phlegm.

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spengler

  • noun German philosopher who argued that cultures grow and decay in cycles (1880-1936)
    Oswald Spengler.

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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john_mill

  • noun English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873)
    Mill; John Stuart Mill.

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harlan_fiske_stone

  • noun United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)
    Stone.

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thales_of_miletus

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher and astronomer (who predicted an eclipse in 585 BC) who was said by Aristotle to be the founder of physical science; he held that all things originated in water (624-546 BC)
    Thales.

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equalitarianism

  • noun the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political and economic and social equality
    egalitarianism.

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semiotics

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols
    semiology.

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ethicist

  • noun a philosopher who specializes in ethics
    ethician.

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spiritualism

  • noun (theology) any doctrine that asserts the separate existence of God
  • noun the belief that the spirits of dead people can communicate with people who are still alive (especially via a medium)

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term

  • noun a word or expression used for some particular thing
    • he learned many medical terms
  • noun a limited period of time
    • a prison term
    • he left school before the end of term

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rene_descartes

  • noun French philosopher and mathematician; developed dualistic theory of mind and matter; introduced the use of coordinates to locate a point in two or three dimensions (1596-1650)
    Descartes.

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philosophical_system

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophy; school of thought; ism; doctrine.

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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profound

  • adjective showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
    • the differences are profound
    • a profound insight
    • a profound book
    • a profound mind
    • profound contempt
    • profound regret
  • adjective satellite of the greatest intensity; complete
    • a profound silence
    • a state of profound shock

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naturalist

  • noun an advocate of the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms
  • noun a biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)
    natural scientist.

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marquis_de_condorcet

  • noun French mathematician and philosopher (1743-1794)
    Condorcet; Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat.

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sentience

  • noun state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
    awareness.
    • the crash intruded on his awareness
  • noun the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
    sentiency; sensory faculty; sensation; sense.
    • in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing

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religious_doctrine

  • noun the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
    gospel; church doctrine; creed.

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theory

  • noun a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena
    • theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses
    • true in fact and theory
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    hypothesis; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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anaximenes

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher and associate of Anaximander who believed that all things are made of air in different degrees of density (6th century BC)

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hobbes

  • noun English materialist and political philosopher who advocated absolute sovereignty as the only kind of government that could resolve problems caused by the selfishness of human beings (1588-1679)
    Thomas Hobbes.

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jansenism

  • noun the Roman Catholic doctrine of Cornelis Jansen and his disciples; salvation is limited to those who are subject to supernatural determinism and the rest are assigned to perdition

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mill

  • noun a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
    factory; manufactory; manufacturing plant.
  • noun Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836)
    James Mill.

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scholasticism

  • noun the system of philosophy dominant in medieval Europe; based on Aristotle and the Church Fathers
  • noun orthodoxy of a scholastic variety
    academicism; academism.

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warren_e._burger

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by Richard Nixon (1907-1995)
    Burger; Warren Earl Burger; Warren Burger.

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realism

  • noun the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
    pragmatism.
  • noun the state of being actual or real
    realness; reality.
    • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

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steiner

  • noun Austrian philosopher who founded anthroposophy (1861-1925)
    Rudolf Steiner.

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domain

  • noun a particular environment or walk of life
    arena; sphere; area; orbit; field.
    • his social sphere is limited
    • it was a closed area of employment
    • he's out of my orbit
  • noun territory over which rule or control is exercised
    land; demesne.
    • his domain extended into Europe
    • he made it the law of the land

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daoism

  • noun philosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events
    Taoism.

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edmund_husserl

  • noun German philosopher who developed phenomenology (1859-1938)
    Husserl.

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pacificism

  • noun the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
    passivism; pacifism.
  • noun the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration
    pacifism.

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irredentism

  • noun the doctrine that irredenta should be controlled by the country to which they are ethnically or historically related
    irridentism.

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artistic_production

  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    artistic creation; art.
    • art does not need to be innovative to be good
    • I was never any good at art
    • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

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pacificist

  • noun someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
    disarmer; pacifist.

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rabindranath_tagore

  • noun Indian writer and philosopher whose poetry (based on traditional Hindu themes) pioneered the use of colloquial Bengali (1861-1941)
    Sir Rabindranath Tagore; Tagore.

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casuistry

  • noun argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading
  • noun moral philosophy based on the application of general ethical principles to resolve moral dilemmas

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fetichism

  • noun a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish)
    fetishism.
  • noun sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs)
    fetishism.

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irridentist

  • noun an advocate of irredentism
    irredentist.

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john_locke

  • noun English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632-1704)
    Locke.

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international_law

  • noun the body of laws governing relations between nations
    law of nations.

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byzantinism

  • noun the doctrine that the state is supreme over the church in ecclesiastical matters
    Erastianism; Caesaropapism.

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try

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    effort; endeavor; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • verb make an effort or attempt
    attempt; seek; essay; assay.
    • He tried to shake off his fears
    • The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps
    • The police attempted to stop the thief
    • He sought to improve himself
    • She always seeks to do good in the world

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titus_lucretius_carus

  • noun Roman philosopher and poet; in a long didactic poem he tried to provide a scientific explanation of the universe (96-55 BC)
    Lucretius.

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nominalism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that the various objects labeled by the same term have nothing in common but their name

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syllogiser

  • noun logician skilled in syllogistic reasoning
    syllogizer; syllogist.

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sentiment

  • noun tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion
  • noun a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
    thought; opinion; persuasion; view.
    • my opinion differs from yours
    • I am not of your persuasion
    • what are your thoughts on Haiti?

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draftsmanship

  • noun the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams
    drafting; drawing.
    • he learned drawing from his father

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caesaropapism

  • noun the doctrine that the state is supreme over the church in ecclesiastical matters
    Erastianism; Byzantinism.

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philosophical_doctrine

  • noun a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
    philosophical theory.

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content

  • noun everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
    • he emptied the contents of his pockets
    • the two groups were similar in content
  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    message; substance; subject matter.

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peripatetic

  • noun a person who walks from place to place
  • noun a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
    Aristotelean; Aristotelian.

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acting

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    performing; playacting; playing.
  • verb perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
    move; act.
    • think before you act
    • We must move quickly
    • The governor should act on the new energy bill
    • The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel

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humanistic

  • adjective of or pertaining to a philosophy asserting human dignity and man's capacity for fulfillment through reason and scientific method and often rejecting religion
    humanist.
    • the humanist belief in continuous emergent evolution"- Wendell Thomas
  • adjective of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism
    humanist.
    • the humanistic revival of learning

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millennium

  • noun a span of 1000 years
    millenary.
  • noun (New Testament) in Revelations it is foretold that those faithful to Jesus will reign with Jesus over the earth for a thousand years; the meaning of these words have been much debated; some denominations (e.g. Jehovah's Witnesses) expect it to be a thousand years of justice and peace and happiness

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johann_gottfried_von_herder

  • noun German philosopher who advocated intuition over reason (1744-1803)
    Herder.

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sentiency

  • noun the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
    sensory faculty; sentience; sensation; sense.
    • in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing

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ethician

  • noun a philosopher who specializes in ethics
    ethicist.

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stone

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    rock.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

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ernst_heinrich_haeckel

  • noun German biologist and philosopher; advocated Darwinism and formulated the theory of recapitulation; was an exponent of materialistic monism (1834-1919)
    Haeckel.

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mercantile

  • adjective of or relating to the economic system of mercantilism
    • mercantile theories
    • mercantile system
  • adjective satellite profit oriented
    moneymaking; mercenary.
    • a commercial book
    • preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- John Buchan
    • a mercenary enterprise
    • a moneymaking business

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belief

  • noun any cognitive content held as true
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; feeling; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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symbolic

  • adjective relating to or using or proceeding by means of symbols
    symbolical.
    • symbolic logic
    • symbolic operations
    • symbolic thinking
  • adjective satellite serving as a visible symbol for something abstract
    symbolical; emblematical; emblematic.
    • a crown is emblematic of royalty
    • the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish

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manichaean

  • noun an adherent of Manichaeism
    Manichee; Manichean.
  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of dualism
    dualistic.
    • a Manichaean conflict between good and evil

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existentialism

  • noun (philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves
    existential philosophy; existentialist philosophy.

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kierkegaard

  • noun Danish philosopher who is generally considered. along with Nietzsche, to be a founder of existentialism (1813-1855)
    Soren Kierkegaard; Soren Aabye Kierkegaard.

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total_depravity

  • noun the Calvinist doctrine that everyone is born in a state of corruption as a result of original sin

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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baron_verulam

  • noun English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
    1st Baron Verulam; Sir Francis Bacon; Viscount St. Albans; Bacon; Francis Bacon.

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existentialist

  • noun a philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable
    existentialist philosopher; existential philosopher.
  • adjective relating to or involving existentialism
    • existentialist movement
    • existentialist philosophy
    • the existentialist character of his ideas

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moral_philosophy

  • noun the philosophical study of moral values and rules
    ethics.

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pythagoras

  • noun Greek philosopher and mathematician who proved the Pythagorean theorem; considered to be the first true mathematician (circa 580-500 BC)

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humanist

  • noun a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts
  • noun an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
    humanitarian.

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frederick_moore_vinson

  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the Supreme Court (1890-1953)
    Vinson.

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supremacism

  • noun the belief that some particular group or race is superior to all others
    • white supremacism

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zeno_of_citium

  • noun ancient Greek philosopher who founded the Stoic school (circa 335-263 BC)
    Zeno.

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oliver_wendell_holmes_jr.

  • noun United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
    Holmes.

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bishop_berkeley

  • noun Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)
    George Berkeley; Berkeley.

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materialism

  • noun a desire for wealth and material possessions with little interest in ethical or spiritual matters
    philistinism.
  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical theory that matter is the only reality
    physicalism.

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secularism

  • noun a doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

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statutory_law

  • noun the body of laws created by legislative statutes

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chilly

  • noun very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
    chilli; chili; chile; chili pepper.
  • adjective satellite not characterized by emotion
    • a female form in marble--a chilly but ideal medium for depicting abstract virtues"-C.W.Cunningham

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person

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a human body (usually including the clothing)
    • a weapon was hidden on his person

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secularist

  • noun an advocate of secularism; someone who believes that religion should be excluded from government and education

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consubstantiation

  • noun the doctrine of the High Anglican Church that after the consecration of the Eucharist the substance of the body and blood of Christ coexists with the substance of the consecrated bread and wine

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testament

  • noun a profession of belief
    • he stated his political testament
  • noun a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die
    will.

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existential

  • adjective satellite derived from experience or the experience of existence
    experiential.
    • the rich experiential content of the teachings of the older philosophers"- Benjamin Farrington
    • formal logicians are not concerned with existential matters"- John Dewey
  • adjective of or as conceived by existentialism
    • an existential moment of choice

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stipendiary_magistrate

  • noun (United Kingdom) a paid magistrate (appointed by the Home Secretary) dealing with police cases
    stipendiary.

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zurvanism

  • noun a Zoroastrian sect that claims Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe
  • noun a heretical Zoroastrian doctrine holding that Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe and that both Ahura Mazda and Ahriman were Zurvan's offspring

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philosophizer

  • noun someone who considers situations from a philosophical point of view
    philosophiser.

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probability

  • noun a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible
    chance.
    • the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5
  • noun the quality of being probable; a probable event or the most probable event
    • for a while mutiny seemed a probability
    • going by past experience there was a high probability that the visitors were lost

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ethical

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics
    • ethical codes
    • ethical theories
  • adjective conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior
    • an ethical lawyer
    • ethical medical practice
    • an ethical problem
    • had no ethical objection to drinking
    • Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants"- Omar N. Bradley

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religious_belief

  • noun a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
    religion; faith.
    • he lost his faith but not his morality

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william_of_ockham

  • noun English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)
    William of Occam; Ockham; Occam.

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ockham

  • noun English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)
    William of Occam; William of Ockham; Occam.

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cosmologist

  • noun an astronomer who studies the evolution and space-time relations of the universe

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primary

  • noun a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
    primary election.
  • noun one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
    primary feather; primary quill.

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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waite

  • noun United States jurist who was appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1874 by President Grant (1816-1888)
    Morrison Waite; Morrison R. Waite; Morrison Remick Waite.

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philosophical

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophic.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophic.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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vinson

  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the Supreme Court (1890-1953)
    Frederick Moore Vinson.

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lethargy

  • noun a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
    sluggishness; lassitude.
  • noun weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
    slackness; inanition; lassitude.

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arianism

  • noun heretical doctrine taught by Arius that asserted the radical primacy of the Father over the Son

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decision_making

  • noun the cognitive process of reaching a decision
    deciding.
    • a good executive must be good at decision making

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islamic_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; shariah; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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philosophical_theory

  • noun a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
    philosophical doctrine.

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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moral_sense

  • noun motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
    conscience; scruples; sense of right and wrong.

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socratic

  • adjective of or relating to Socrates or to his method of teaching
    • Socratic teaching

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gourmet

  • noun a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
    foodie; gastronome; epicurean; bon vivant; epicure.

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mercantile_law

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    law merchant; commercial law.

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doge

  • noun formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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irridentism

  • noun the doctrine that irredenta should be controlled by the country to which they are ethnically or historically related
    irredentism.

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seeker

  • noun someone making a search or inquiry
    quester; searcher.
    • they are seekers after truth
  • noun a missile equipped with a device that is attracted toward some kind of emission (heat or light or sound or radio waves)

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light_within

  • noun a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
    Christ Within; Light; Inner Light.

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john_dewey

  • noun United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952)
    Dewey.

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bertrand_arthur_william_russell

  • noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970)
    Earl Russell; Bertrand Russell; Russell.

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alfred_north_whitehead

  • noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Bertrand Russell (1861-1947)
    Whitehead.

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phenomenology

  • noun a philosophical doctrine proposed by Edmund Husserl based on the study of human experience in which considerations of objective reality are not taken into account

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symbolic_logician

  • noun a person skilled at symbolic logic

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huig_de_groot

  • noun Dutch jurist and diplomat whose writings established the basis of modern international law (1583-1645)
    Grotius; Hugo Grotius.

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thought

  • noun the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    idea.
    • it was not a good idea
    • the thought never entered my mind
  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; thinking; mentation; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought

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establishmentarianism

  • noun the doctrine of supporting the social or political establishment
    establishmentism.

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taoist

  • noun an adherent of any branch of Taoism
    Tao.
  • adjective of or relating to the popular Chinese religious system based on the teachings of Lao-tzu but including a pantheon of gods along with divination and magic
    • Taoist temples

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opinion

  • noun a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
    thought; persuasion; sentiment; view.
    • my opinion differs from yours
    • I am not of your persuasion
    • what are your thoughts on Haiti?
  • noun a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof
    view.
    • his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page

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transubstantiation

  • noun the Roman Catholic doctrine that the whole substance of the bread and the wine changes into the substance of the body and blood of Christ when consecrated in the Eucharist
  • noun an act that changes the form or character or substance of something
    transmutation.

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social_reformer

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; meliorist; reformist; crusader.

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printmaking

  • noun artistic design and manufacture of prints as woodcuts or silkscreens

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william_stanley_jevons

  • noun English economist and logician who contributed to the development of the theory of marginal utility (1835-1882)
    Jevons.

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secular_humanism

  • noun the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural
    humanism.

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preordination

  • noun (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
    predetermination; foreordination; predestination.

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simone_de_beauvoir

  • noun French feminist and existentialist and novelist (1908-1986)
    Beauvoir.

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matrimonial_law

  • noun that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing matrimony

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predestinarian

  • noun anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
    determinist; fatalist; predestinationist.
  • adjective of or relating to predestination; holding the doctrine of predestination

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epicure

  • noun a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
    foodie; gourmet; gastronome; epicurean; bon vivant.

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artistic_creation

  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    art; artistic production.
    • art does not need to be innovative to be good
    • I was never any good at art
    • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

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maimonides

  • noun Spanish philosopher considered the greatest Jewish scholar of the Middle Ages who codified Jewish law in the Talmud (1135-1204)
    Moses Maimonides; Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon.

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ceramics

  • noun the art of making and decorating pottery
  • noun an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures
    ceramic.

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chief_justice

  • noun the judge who presides over a supreme court

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ivor_armstrong_richards

  • noun English literary critic who collaborated with C. K. Ogden and contributed to the development of Basic English (1893-1979)
    Richards; I. A. Richards.

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mitzvah

  • noun (Judaism) a precept or commandment of the Jewish law
    mitsvah.
  • noun (Judaism) a good deed performed out of religious duty
    mitsvah.

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bentham

  • noun English philosopher and jurist; founder of utilitarianism (1748-1831)
    Jeremy Bentham.

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nation

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; country; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land
  • noun the people who live in a nation or country
    country; land.
    • a statement that sums up the nation's mood
    • the news was announced to the nation
    • the whole country worshipped him

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warren_earl_burger

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by Richard Nixon (1907-1995)
    Burger; Warren Burger; Warren E. Burger.

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bertrand_russell

  • noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970)
    Earl Russell; Russell; Bertrand Arthur William Russell.

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contextualism

  • noun any doctrine emphasizing the importance of the context in solving problems or establishing the meaning of terms

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aesthetic

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
    esthetic.
    • he despised the esthetic of minimalism
  • adjective relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics
    esthetic.
    • aesthetic values

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ludwig_wittgenstein

  • noun British philosopher born in Austria; a major influence on logic and logical positivism (1889-1951)
    Wittgenstein; Ludwig Josef Johan Wittgenstein.

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divine_right

  • noun the doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects; rebellion is the worst of political crimes
    divine right of kings.
    • the doctrine of the divine right of kings was enunciated by the Stuarts in Britain in the 16th century

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sculpture

  • noun a three-dimensional work of plastic art
  • noun creating figures or designs in three dimensions
    carving.

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theophrastus

  • noun Greek philosopher who was a student of Aristotle and who succeeded Aristotle as the leader of the Peripatetics (371-287 BC)

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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deciding

  • noun the cognitive process of reaching a decision
    decision making.
    • a good executive must be good at decision making
  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    make up one's mind; determine; decide.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

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alcalde

  • noun a mayor or chief magistrate of a Spanish town

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administrative_law

  • noun the body of rules and regulations and orders and decisions created by administrative agencies of government

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synergism

  • noun the working together of two things (muscles or drugs for example) to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects
    synergy.
  • noun the theological doctrine that salvation results from the interaction of human will and divine grace

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diogenes

  • noun an ancient Greek philosopher and Cynic who rejected social conventions (circa 400-325 BC)

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francis_bacon

  • noun English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
    1st Baron Verulam; Sir Francis Bacon; Baron Verulam; Viscount St. Albans; Bacon.

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millenarianism

  • noun belief in the Christian doctrine of the millennium mentioned in the Book of Revelations
    chiliasm; millenarism; millenniumism.

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supernaturalism

  • noun a belief in forces beyond ordinary human understanding
  • noun the quality of being attributed to power that seems to violate or go beyond natural forces
    supernaturalness.

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william_james

  • noun United States pragmatic philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910)
    James.

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motive

  • noun the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior
    need; motivation.
    • we did not understand his motivation
    • he acted with the best of motives
  • noun a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music
    motif.

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korzybski

  • noun United States semanticist (born in Poland) (1879-1950)
    Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski; Alfred Korzybski.

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divine_right_of_kings

  • noun the doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects; rebellion is the worst of political crimes
    divine right.
    • the doctrine of the divine right of kings was enunciated by the Stuarts in Britain in the 16th century

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flatness

  • noun the property of having two dimensions
    two-dimensionality; planeness.
  • noun a want of animation or brilliance
    • the almost self-conscious flatness of Hemingway's style

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charles_kay_ogden

  • noun English psychologist who collaborated with I. A. Richards in designing Basic English (1889-1957)
    C. K. Ogden; Ogden.

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dryness

  • noun the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
    waterlessness; xerotes.
  • noun moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
    sobriety.

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marcionism

  • noun the Christian heresy of the 2nd and 3rd centuries that rejected the Old Testament and denied the incarnation of God in Jesus as a human

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jacques_derrida

  • noun French philosopher and critic (born in Algeria); exponent of deconstructionism (1930-2004)
    Derrida.

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comtism

  • noun Auguste Comte's positivistic philosophy that metaphysics and theology should be replaced by a hierarchy of sciences from mathematics at the base to sociology at the top

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academic

  • noun an educator who works at a college or university
    academician; faculty member.
  • adjective associated with academia or an academy
    • the academic curriculum
    • academic gowns

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rehnquist

  • noun United States jurist who served as an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court from 1972 until 1986, when he was appointed chief justice (born in 1924)
    William Hubbs Rehnquist; William Rehnquist.

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sophist

  • noun any of a group of Greek philosophers and teachers in the 5th century BC who speculated on a wide range of subjects
  • noun someone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious
    casuist.

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mechanism

  • noun the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction
    chemical mechanism.
    • he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions
  • noun the technical aspects of doing something
    mechanics.
    • a mechanism of social control
    • mechanisms of communication
    • the mechanics of prose style

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democritus

  • noun Greek philosopher who developed an atomistic theory of matter (460-370 BC)

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majority

  • noun the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
    bulk.
    • the majority of his customers prefer it
    • the bulk of the work is finished
  • noun (elections) more than half of the votes
    absolute majority.

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ideal

  • noun the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; nonsuch; paragon; apotheosis; saint; nonpareil.

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expansionism

  • noun the doctrine of expanding the territory or the economic influence of a country

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mechanist

  • noun a philosopher who subscribes to the doctrine of mechanism

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many

  • adjective a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `as' or `too' or `so' or `that'; amounting to a large but indefinite number
    • many temptations
    • the temptations are many
    • a good many
    • a great many
    • many directions
    • take as many apples as you like
    • too many clouds to see
    • never saw so many people

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pretor

  • noun an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic
    praetor.

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creation_science

  • noun an effort to give scientific support for the truth of the account of Creation given in the Book of Genesis

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dewey

  • noun United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931)
    Melvil Dewey; Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey.
  • noun a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War
    Admiral Dewey; George Dewey.

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hughes

  • noun English poet (born in 1930)
    Edward James Hughes; Ted Hughes.
  • noun United States writer (1902-1967)
    James Langston Hughes; Langston Hughes.

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george_herbert_mead

  • noun United States philosopher of pragmatism (1863-1931)
    Mead.

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james

  • noun a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513)
    James IV.
  • noun the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)
    James II.

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ogden

  • noun English psychologist who collaborated with I. A. Richards in designing Basic English (1889-1957)
    C. K. Ogden; Charles Kay Ogden.
  • noun a town in northern Utah settled by Mormons

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disarmer

  • noun someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
    pacificist; pacifist.

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judicial_decision

  • noun (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
    judgement; judgment.

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thomism

  • noun the comprehensive theological doctrine created by Saint Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century and still taught by the Dominicans

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antinomianism

  • noun the theological doctrine that by faith and God's grace a Christian is freed from all laws (including the moral standards of the culture)

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commercial_law

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    mercantile law; law merchant.

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mead

  • noun United States anthropologist noted for her claims about adolescence and sexual behavior in Polynesian cultures (1901-1978)
    Margaret Mead.
  • noun United States philosopher of pragmatism (1863-1931)
    George Herbert Mead.

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sensualism

  • noun desire for sensual pleasures
    sensuality; sensualness.
  • noun (philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good
    sensationalism.

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raymond_lully

  • noun Spanish philosopher (1235-1315)
    Ramon Lully; Lully.

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evaluator

  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    judge.

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philosophic

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophical.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophical.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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cynic

  • noun someone who is critical of the motives of others
    faultfinder.
  • noun a member of a group of ancient Greek philosophers who advocated the doctrine that virtue is the only good and that the essence of virtue is self-control

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sir_rabindranath_tagore

  • noun Indian writer and philosopher whose poetry (based on traditional Hindu themes) pioneered the use of colloquial Bengali (1861-1941)
    Rabindranath Tagore; Tagore.

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schweitzer

  • noun French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)
    Albert Schweitzer.

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descartes

  • noun French philosopher and mathematician; developed dualistic theory of mind and matter; introduced the use of coordinates to locate a point in two or three dimensions (1596-1650)
    Rene Descartes.

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unemotionality

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; impassivity; indifference; emotionlessness; phlegm.
  • noun absence of emotion
    emotionlessness.

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humanitarian

  • noun someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
    improver; do-gooder.
  • noun an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
    humanist.

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metaphysical

  • adjective pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics
    • metaphysical philosophy
  • adjective satellite without material form or substance
    • metaphysical forces

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rationalist

  • noun someone who emphasizes observable facts and excludes metaphysical speculation about origins or ultimate causes
    positivist.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of rationalism
    • rationalist philosophy

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johann_friedrich_herbart

  • noun German philosopher (1776-1841)
    Herbart.

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absurd

  • noun a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless
    the absurd.
    • The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth"--Albert Camus
  • adjective satellite inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense
    • the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant"- Walter Lippman

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corporation_law

  • noun that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing corporations

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sensationalism

  • noun subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
  • noun the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
    luridness.
    • the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation

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endaemonism

  • noun an ethical system that evaluates actions by reference to personal well-being through a life based on reason
    eudemonism.

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painting

  • noun graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
    picture.
    • a small painting by Picasso
    • he bought the painting as an investment
    • his pictures hang in the Louvre
  • noun creating a picture with paints
    • he studied painting and sculpture for many years

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ellsworth

  • noun United States jurist and the third chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1807)
    Oliver Ellsworth.

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fact

  • noun a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
    • first you must collect all the facts of the case
  • noun a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened
    • he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts

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stoic

  • noun someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
    unemotional person.
  • noun a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno
    • a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny

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science

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    scientific discipline.
    • the science of genetics
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    skill.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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edward_douglas_white_jr.

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921)
    White; Edward White; Edward D. White.

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mufti

  • noun a jurist who interprets Muslim religious law
  • noun civilian dress worn by a person who is entitled to wear a military uniform

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adjudicator

  • noun a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes

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nestorianism

  • noun the theological doctrine (named after Nestorius) that Christ is both the son of God and the man Jesus (which is opposed to Roman Catholic doctrine that Christ is fully God)

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tenet

  • noun a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
    dogma.

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decoupage

  • noun art produced by decorating a surface with cutouts and then coating it with several layers of varnish or lacquer
  • noun the art of decorating a surface with shapes or pictures and then coating it with vanish or lacquer

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president_taft

  • noun 27th President of the United States and later chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1857-1930)
    Taft; William Howard Taft.

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samson

  • noun (Old Testament) a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah
  • noun a large and strong and heavyset man
    strapper; bruiser; bull.
    • he was a bull of a man
    • a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got

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sir_sarvepalli_radhakrishnan

  • noun Indian philosopher and statesman who introduced Indian philosophy to the West (1888-1975)
    Radhakrishnan; Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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economist

  • noun an expert in the science of economics
    economic expert.

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neoplatonism

  • noun a system of philosophical and theological doctrines composed of elements of Platonism and Aristotelianism and oriental mysticism; its most distinctive doctrine holds that the first principle and source of reality transcends being and thought and is naturally unknowable
    • Neoplatonism was predominant in pagan Europe until the 6th century
    • Neoplatonism was a major influence on early Christian writers and on later medieval and Renaissance thought and on Islamic philosophy

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transcendental_philosophy

  • noun any system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material
    transcendentalism.

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cleanthes

  • noun ancient Greek philosopher who succeeded Zeno of Citium as the leader of the Stoic school (300-232 BC)

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justice

  • noun the quality of being just or fair
    justness.
  • noun judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments

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humanistic_discipline

  • noun studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)
    liberal arts; arts; humanities.
    • the college of arts and sciences

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will

  • noun the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
    volition.
    • the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt"- George Meredith
  • noun a fixed and persistent intent or purpose
    • where there's a will there's a way

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writer

  • noun writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
    author.
  • noun a person who is able to write and has written something

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boehmenism

  • noun the mystical theological doctrine of Jakob Boehme that influenced the Quakers
    Behmenism.

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instrumentalism

  • noun a system of pragmatic philosophy that considers idea to be instruments that should guide our actions and their value is measured by their success

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commandment

  • noun something that is commanded
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    precept; teaching.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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bon_vivant

  • noun a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
    foodie; gourmet; gastronome; epicurean; epicure.

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semantics

  • noun the study of language meaning
  • noun the meaning of a word, phrase, sentence, or text
    • a petty argument about semantics

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transcendental

  • adjective satellite existing outside of or not in accordance with nature
    nonnatural; otherworldly; preternatural.
    • find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley
  • adjective of or characteristic of a system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material

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sartre

  • noun French writer and existentialist philosopher (1905-1980)
    Jean-Paul Sartre.

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creative_person

  • noun a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
    artist.

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epicurus

  • noun Greek philosopher who believed that the world is a random combination of atoms and that pleasure is the highest good (341-270 BC)

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indifference

  • noun unbiased impartial unconcern
  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; unemotionality; impassivity; emotionlessness; phlegm.

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behmenism

  • noun the mystical theological doctrine of Jakob Boehme that influenced the Quakers
    Boehmenism.

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glyptography

  • noun carvings or engravings (especially on precious stones)
    glyptic art.
  • noun carving or engraving (especially on stones)

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moralist

  • noun a philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems
  • noun someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
    disciplinarian; martinet.

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ludwig_josef_johan_wittgenstein

  • noun British philosopher born in Austria; a major influence on logic and logical positivism (1889-1951)
    Ludwig Wittgenstein; Wittgenstein.

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secular

  • noun someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
    layperson; layman.
  • adjective of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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expectation

  • noun belief about (or mental picture of) the future
    prospect; outlook.
  • noun anticipating with confidence of fulfillment
    anticipation.

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aetiology

  • noun the cause of a disease
    etiology.
  • noun the philosophical study of causation
    etiology.

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richards

  • noun English literary critic who collaborated with C. K. Ogden and contributed to the development of Basic English (1893-1979)
    Ivor Armstrong Richards; I. A. Richards.

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immanuel_kant

  • noun influential German idealist philosopher (1724-1804)
    Kant.

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magistrate

  • noun a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law (especially one who conducts a court dealing with minor offenses)

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trust

  • noun something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)
    • he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father
  • noun certainty based on past experience
    reliance.
    • he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists
    • he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun

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shariah_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    sharia; Islamic law; shariah; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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karl_marx

  • noun founder of modern communism; wrote the Communist Manifesto with Engels in 1848; wrote Das Kapital in 1867 (1818-1883)
    Marx.

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c._k._ogden

  • noun English psychologist who collaborated with I. A. Richards in designing Basic English (1889-1957)
    Ogden; Charles Kay Ogden.

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oliver_ellsworth

  • noun United States jurist and the third chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1807)
    Ellsworth.

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resolve

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolution; declaration.

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esthetician

  • noun a worker skilled in giving beauty treatments (manicures and facials etc.)
    aesthetician.
  • noun a philosopher who specializes in the nature of beauty
    aesthetician.

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artist

  • noun a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
    creative person.

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confucian

  • noun a believer in the teachings of Confucius
    Confucianist.
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Confucianism
    • Confucian ethics

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humanism

  • noun the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
    humanitarianism.
  • noun the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural
    secular humanism.

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simone_weil

  • noun French philosopher (1909-1943)
    Weil.

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pacifism

  • noun the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
    pacificism; passivism.
  • noun the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration
    pacificism.

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ecumenicism

  • noun (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
    ecumenicalism; ecumenism.

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peripateticism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophy of Aristotle that deals with logic and metaphysics and ethics and poetics and politics and natural science
    Aristotelianism.
    • Aristotelianism profoundly influenced Western thought

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malebranche

  • noun French philosopher (1638-1715)
    Nicolas de Malebranche.

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common

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; commons.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • adjective belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    • for the common good
    • common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

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g._e._moore

  • noun English philosopher (1873-1958)
    George Edward Moore; Moore.

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syllogizer

  • noun logician skilled in syllogistic reasoning
    syllogiser; syllogist.

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gospel

  • noun an unquestionable truth
    gospel truth.
    • his word was gospel
  • noun the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
    Gospels; evangel.

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descriptivism

  • noun (ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements have a truth value
  • noun (linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting descriptive linguistics

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frigidity

  • noun sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
    frigidness.
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; cold; coldness; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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dugald_stewart

  • noun Scottish philosopher and follower of Thomas Reid (1753-1828)
    Stewart.

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whitehead

  • noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Bertrand Russell (1861-1947)
    Alfred North Whitehead.
  • noun a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland
    milium.

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corinthian

  • noun a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure
    playboy; man-about-town.
  • noun a resident of Corinth

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women's_rightist

  • noun a supporter of feminism
    libber; women's liberationist; feminist.

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art

  • noun the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
    fine art.
    • an art exhibition
    • a fine collection of art
  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    artistic creation; artistic production.
    • art does not need to be innovative to be good
    • I was never any good at art
    • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

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earl_russell

  • noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970)
    Bertrand Russell; Russell; Bertrand Arthur William Russell.

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cassirer

  • noun German philosopher concerned with concept formation in the human mind and with symbolic forms in human culture generally (1874-1945)
    Ernst Cassirer.

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anaxagoras

  • noun a presocratic Athenian philosopher who maintained that everything is composed of very small particles that were arranged by some eternal intelligence (500-428 BC)

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individual

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a single organism

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originalism

  • noun the belief that the United States Constitution should be interpreted in the way the authors originally intended it

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taney

  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; remembered for his ruling that slaves and their descendants have no rights as citizens (1777-1864)
    Roger Brooke Taney; Roger Taney.

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fine_art

  • noun the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
    art.
    • an art exhibition
    • a fine collection of art

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presentism

  • noun the doctrine that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (as in the Book of Revelations) are presently in the course of being fulfilled

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origami

  • noun the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes representing objects (e.g., flowers or birds)

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dialectic

  • noun any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
  • noun a contradiction of ideas that serves as the determining factor in their interaction
    • this situation created the inner dialectic of American history

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creationism

  • noun the literal belief in the account of Creation given in the Book of Genesis
    • creationism denies the theory of evolution of species

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internationalist

  • noun an advocate of internationalism
  • noun a member of a socialist or communist international

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ahimsa

  • noun a Buddhist and Hindu and especially Jainist doctrine holding that all forms of life are sacred and urging the avoidance of violence

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expert

  • noun a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; skillful; proficient; adept; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching

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nuclear

  • adjective (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
    atomic.
    • nuclear war
    • nuclear weapons
    • atomic bombs
  • adjective of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom
    • nuclear physics
    • nuclear fission
    • nuclear forces

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transcendentalism

  • noun any system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material
    transcendental philosophy.

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pascal

  • noun a unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter
    Pa.
  • noun French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to the theory of probability (1623-1662)
    Blaise Pascal.

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niccolo_machiavelli

  • noun a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)
    Machiavelli.

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pierre_abelard

  • noun French philosopher and theologian; lover of Heloise (1079-1142)
    Abelard; Peter Abelard.

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venn

  • noun English logician who introduced Venn diagrams (1834-1923)
    John Venn.

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supernatural

  • noun supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
    occult.
    • She doesn't believe in the supernatural
  • adjective not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material
    • supernatural forces and occurrences and beings

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thales

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher and astronomer (who predicted an eclipse in 585 BC) who was said by Aristotle to be the founder of physical science; he held that all things originated in water (624-546 BC)
    Thales of Miletus.

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mandarin

  • noun shrub or small tree having flattened globose fruit with very sweet aromatic pulp and thin yellow-orange to flame-orange rind that is loose and easily removed; native to southeastern Asia
    mandarin orange tree; Citrus reticulata; mandarin orange.
  • noun a member of an elite intellectual or cultural group

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internationalism

  • noun the doctrine that nations should cooperate because their common interests are more important than their differences
  • noun quality of being international in scope
    internationality.
    • he applauded the internationality of scientific terminology

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populism

  • noun the political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggle with the privileged elite

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emotionlessness

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; unemotionality; impassivity; indifference; phlegm.
  • noun absence of emotion
    unemotionality.

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discipline

  • noun a branch of knowledge
    subject field; field of study; study; subject area; field; bailiwick; subject.
    • in what discipline is his doctorate?
    • teachers should be well trained in their subject
    • anthropology is the study of human beings
  • noun a system of rules of conduct or method of practice;
    • he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine
    • for such a plan to work requires discipline

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credo

  • noun any system of principles or beliefs
    creed.

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sluggishness

  • noun a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
    lethargy; lassitude.
  • noun the pace of things that move relatively slowly
    • the sluggishness of the economy
    • the sluggishness of the compass in the Arctic cold

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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man-about-town

  • noun a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure
    Corinthian; playboy.

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stolidness

  • noun an indifference to pleasure or pain
    stolidity; stoicism.

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confusion

  • noun disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably
    • the army retreated in confusion
  • noun a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
    disarray; confusedness; mental confusion; muddiness.
    • a confusion of impressions

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stipendiary

  • noun (United Kingdom) a paid magistrate (appointed by the Home Secretary) dealing with police cases
    stipendiary magistrate.
  • adjective pertaining to or of the nature of a stipend or allowance
    • stipendiary funds

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athanasianism

  • noun the theological doctrine taught by Athanasius that Christ the Son is of the same substance as God the Father

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sophist

  • noun someone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious
    casuist.
  • noun any of a group of Greek philosophers and teachers in the 5th century BC who speculated on a wide range of subjects

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philosophiser

  • noun someone who considers situations from a philosophical point of view
    philosophizer.

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roger_brooke_taney

  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; remembered for his ruling that slaves and their descendants have no rights as citizens (1777-1864)
    Roger Taney; Taney.

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etiologic

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical study of causation
    aetiological; aetiologic; etiological.
  • adjective relating to the etiology of a disease
    aetiological; aetiologic; etiological.
    • etiological agent

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machiavellian

  • noun a follower of Machiavelli's principles
  • adjective of or relating to Machiavelli or the principles of conduct he recommended
    • Machiavellian thinking

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plotinus

  • noun Roman philosopher (born in Egypt) who was the leading representative of Neoplatonism (205-270)

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article

  • noun nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
  • noun one of a class of artifacts
    • an article of clothing

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superstition

  • noun an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear
    superstitious notion.

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pagan

  • noun a person who does not acknowledge your god
    heathen; infidel; gentile.
  • noun a person who follows a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion (not a Christian or Muslim or Jew)

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dualism

  • noun the doctrine that reality consists of two basic opposing elements, often taken to be mind and matter (or mind and body), or good and evil

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david_hume

  • noun Scottish philosopher whose sceptical philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses (1711-1776)
    Hume.

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totemism

  • noun belief in the kinship of a group of people with a common totem

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radhakrishnan

  • noun Indian philosopher and statesman who introduced Indian philosophy to the West (1888-1975)
    Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan; Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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freely

  • adverb in a free manner
    • the painting featured freely brushed strokes

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zeno_of_elea

  • noun ancient Greek philosopher who formulated paradoxes that defended the belief that motion and change are illusory (circa 495-430 BC)
    Zeno.

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animalism

  • noun the doctrine that human beings are purely animal in nature and lacking a spiritual nature
  • noun preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites
    physicality.

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movement

  • noun a change of position that does not entail a change of location
    motion; move; motility.
    • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
    • movement is a sign of life
    • an impatient move of his hand
    • gastrointestinal motility
  • noun the act of changing location from one place to another
    motion; move.
    • police controlled the motion of the crowd
    • the movement of people from the farms to the cities
    • his move put him directly in my path

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contract

  • noun a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
  • noun (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
    declaration.

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burger

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by Richard Nixon (1907-1995)
    Warren Earl Burger; Warren Burger; Warren E. Burger.
  • noun a sandwich consisting of a fried cake of minced beef served on a bun, often with other ingredients
    beefburger; hamburger.

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martin_buber

  • noun Israeli religious philosopher (born in Austria); as a Zionist he promoted understanding between Jews and Arabs; his writings affected Christian thinkers as well as Jews (1878-1965)
    Buber.

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melville_weston_fuller

  • noun United States jurist and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1833-1910)
    Fuller; Melville W. Fuller.

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equalitarian

  • noun a person who believes in the equality of all people
    egalitarian.

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bergson

  • noun French philosopher who proposed elan vital as the cause of evolution and development (1859-1941)
    Henri Bergson; Henri Louis Bergson.

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frigidness

  • noun sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
    frigidity.
  • noun the absence of heat
    cold; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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relativity

  • noun (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts
    theory of relativity; Einstein's theory of relativity; relativity theory.
  • noun the quality of being relative and having significance only in relation to something else

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martial_law

  • noun the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law

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abelard

  • noun French philosopher and theologian; lover of Heloise (1079-1142)
    Pierre Abelard; Peter Abelard.

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nicene_creed

  • noun (Christianity) a formal creed summarizing Christian beliefs; first adopted in 325 and later expanded

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sensory_faculty

  • noun the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
    sentiency; sentience; sensation; sense.
    • in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing

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pluralism

  • noun a social organization in which diversity of racial or religious or ethnic or cultural groups is tolerated
  • noun the doctrine that reality consists of several basic substances or elements

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charles_louis_de_secondat

  • noun French political philosopher who advocated the separation of executive and legislative and judicial powers (1689-1755)
    Montesquieu; Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu.

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church

  • noun one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
    Christian church.
  • noun a place for public (especially Christian) worship
    church building.
    • the church was empty

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king

  • noun a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
    male monarch; Rex.
  • noun a competitor who holds a preeminent position
    world-beater; queen.

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pacifist

  • noun someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
    pacificist; disarmer.
  • adjective satellite opposed to war
    dovish; pacifistic.

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sacerdotalism

  • noun a belief that priests can act as mediators between human beings and God

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logic

  • noun the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
  • noun reasoned and reasonable judgment
    • it made a certain kind of logic

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epistemology

  • noun the philosophical theory of knowledge

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arts

  • noun studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)
    liberal arts; humanistic discipline; humanities.
    • the college of arts and sciences
  • noun the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
    art; fine art.
    • an art exhibition
    • a fine collection of art

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strong

  • adjective having strength or power greater than average or expected
    • a strong radio signal
    • strong medicine
    • a strong man
  • adjective satellite not faint or feeble
    • a strong odor of burning rubber

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auguste_comte

  • noun French philosopher remembered as the founder of positivism; he also established sociology as a systematic field of study
    Comte; Isidore Auguste Marie Francois Comte.

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beauvoir

  • noun French feminist and existentialist and novelist (1908-1986)
    Simone de Beauvoir.

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aristotelian_logic

  • noun the syllogistic logic of Aristotle as developed by Boethius in the Middle Ages

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tax_law

  • noun the body of laws governing taxation

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libber

  • noun a supporter of feminism
    women's rightist; women's liberationist; feminist.

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production

  • noun the act or process of producing something
    • Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous
    • the production of white blood cells
  • noun a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television
    • have you seen the new production of Hamlet?

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monophysitism

  • noun a Christian heresy of the 5th and 6th centuries that challenged the orthodox definition of the two natures (human and divine) in Jesus and instead believed there was a single divine nature

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alfred_habdank_skarbek_korzybski

  • noun United States semanticist (born in Poland) (1879-1950)
    Korzybski; Alfred Korzybski.

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conceptualism

  • noun the doctrine that the application of a general term to various objects indicates the existence of a mental entity that mediates the application

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mach

  • noun Austrian physicist and philosopher who introduced the Mach number and who founded logical positivism (1838-1916)
    Ernst Mach.

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aristotelianism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophy of Aristotle that deals with logic and metaphysics and ethics and poetics and politics and natural science
    peripateticism.
    • Aristotelianism profoundly influenced Western thought

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immaculate_conception_of_the_virgin_mary

  • noun (Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived
    Immaculate Conception.

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existential_philosophy

  • noun (philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves
    existentialism; existentialist philosophy.

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william_hubbs_rehnquist

  • noun United States jurist who served as an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court from 1972 until 1986, when he was appointed chief justice (born in 1924)
    Rehnquist; William Rehnquist.

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fetishism

  • noun a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish)
    fetichism.
  • noun sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs)
    fetichism.

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depravity

  • noun moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
    putrefaction; depravation; corruption; degeneracy.
    • the luxury and corruption among the upper classes
    • moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration
    • its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity
    • Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction
  • noun a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice
    turpitude.
    • the various turpitudes of modern society

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sense_of_right_and_wrong

  • noun motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
    conscience; scruples; moral sense.

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freethinking

  • noun the doctrine that reason is the right basis for regulating conduct
    rationalism.

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declaration

  • noun a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
  • noun (law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction
    • his declaration of innocence

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hinayanism

  • noun the religious doctrine of Hinayana Buddhism

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prescriptivism

  • noun (ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements prescribe appropriate attitudes and behavior
  • noun (linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting prescriptive linguistics

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esthetical

  • adjective concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
    esthetic; aesthetical; aesthetic.
    • the aesthetic faculties
    • an aesthetic person
    • aesthetic feeling
    • the illustrations made the book an aesthetic success

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case

  • noun an occurrence of something
    instance; example.
    • it was a case of bad judgment
    • another instance occurred yesterday
    • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    event.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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determinist

  • noun anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
    fatalist; predestinarian; predestinationist.

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prospect

  • noun the possibility of future success
    chance.
    • his prospects as a writer are excellent
  • noun belief about (or mental picture of) the future
    outlook; expectation.

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imitation

  • noun the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations
  • noun something copied or derived from an original

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calvinist

  • noun an adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin
    Genevan.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Calvinism or its adherents
    Calvinistic; Calvinistical.

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amoralism

  • noun the doctrine that moral distinctions are invalid

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praetor

  • noun an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic
    pretor.

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solipsism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical theory that the self is all that you know to exist

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decalcomania

  • noun either a design that is fixed to some surface or a paper bearing the design which is to be transferred to the surface
    decal.
  • noun the art of transfering designs from specially prepared paper to a wood or glass or metal surface

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judicature

  • noun an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
    tribunal; court.
  • noun the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
    judicatory; judicial system; judiciary.

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choice

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; pick.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the act of choosing or selecting
    pick; selection; option.
    • your choice of colors was unfortunate
    • you can take your pick

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nativity

  • noun the event of being born
    nascency; nascence; birth.
    • they celebrated the birth of their first child
  • noun the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas
    Virgin Birth.

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hypatia

  • noun Greek philosopher and astronomer; she invented the astrolabe (370-415)

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amoralist

  • noun someone who adheres to the doctrine that ordinary moral distinctions are invalid

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dynamism

  • noun any of the various theories or doctrines or philosophical systems that attempt to explain the phenomena of the universe in terms of some immanent force or energy
  • noun active strength of body or mind
    vigor; vigour; heartiness.

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reincarnationism

  • noun a doctrine that on the death of the body the soul migrates to or is born again in another body

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law_of_nations

  • noun the body of laws governing relations between nations
    international law.

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determinism

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory holding that all events are inevitable consequences of antecedent sufficient causes; often understood as denying the possibility of free will

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mimesis

  • noun the imitative representation of nature and human behavior in art and literature
  • noun any disease that shows symptoms characteristic of another disease

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rudolf_steiner

  • noun Austrian philosopher who founded anthroposophy (1861-1925)
    Steiner.

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herbert_spencer

  • noun English philosopher and sociologist who applied the theory of natural selection to human societies (1820-1903)
    Spencer.

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schopenhauer

  • noun German pessimist philosopher (1788-1860)
    Arthur Schopenhauer.

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albert_schweitzer

  • noun French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)
    Schweitzer.

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crusader

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; meliorist; reformist; social reformer.
  • noun a warrior who engages in a holy war
    • the Crusaders tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims

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century

  • noun a period of 100 years
  • noun ten 10s
    one C; 100; hundred; C.

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thinking

  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; mentation; thought; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; believe; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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canon

  • noun a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy
    • the neoclassical canon
    • canons of polite society
  • noun a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter

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derrida

  • noun French philosopher and critic (born in Algeria); exponent of deconstructionism (1930-2004)
    Jacques Derrida.

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experience

  • noun the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities
    • a man of experience
    • experience is the best teacher
  • noun the content of direct observation or participation in an event
    • he had a religious experience
    • he recalled the experience vividly

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edward_white

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921)
    Edward Douglas White Jr.; White; Edward D. White.

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vox

  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; voice.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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etiology

  • noun the cause of a disease
    aetiology.
  • noun the philosophical study of causation
    aetiology.

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fatalist

  • noun anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
    determinist; predestinarian; predestinationist.
  • adjective of or relating to fatalism
    fatalistic.
    • a fatalist person

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bioethics

  • noun the branch of ethics that studies moral values in the biomedical sciences

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patent

  • noun a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention
    patent of invention.
  • noun an official document granting a right or privilege
    letters patent.

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metaphysics

  • noun the philosophical study of being and knowing

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utilitarian

  • noun someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility
  • adjective satellite having a useful function
    useful.
    • utilitarian steel tables

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superstitious_notion

  • noun an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear
    superstition.

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epistemological

  • adjective of or relating to epistemology
    epistemic.
    • epistemic modal

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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ethical_motive

  • noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    ethics; morals; morality.

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grand

  • noun the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
    yard; G; thou; thousand; M; chiliad; one thousand; K; 1000.
  • noun a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs
    grand piano.

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eclectic

  • noun someone who selects according to the eclectic method
    eclecticist.
  • adjective satellite selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas

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kant

  • noun influential German idealist philosopher (1724-1804)
    Immanuel Kant.

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gnosticism

  • noun a religious orientation advocating gnosis as the way to release a person's spiritual element; considered heresy by Christian churches

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fatalism

  • noun a submissive mental attitude resulting from acceptance of the doctrine that everything that happens is predetermined and inevitable
  • noun a philosophical doctrine holding that all events are predetermined in advance for all time and human beings are powerless to change them

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nativism

  • noun the policy of perpetuating native cultures (in opposition to acculturation)
  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical theory that some ideas are innate

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literature

  • noun creative writing of recognized artistic value
  • noun the humanistic study of a body of literature
    lit.
    • he took a course in Russian lit

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eclectic_method

  • noun making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style
    eclecticism.

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superstitious

  • adjective satellite showing ignorance of the laws of nature and faith in magic or chance
    • finally realized that the horror he felt was superstitious in origin

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