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  • 1 imagination — n. 1. Conception (united with the faculty of recombining ideas so as to form a new creation), invention, ideality, creative power, plastic power, fancy, fantasy. 2. Imaginative faculty, faculty of original conception, faculty of invention,… …

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  • 2 logic, history of — Introduction       the history of the discipline from its origins among the ancient Greeks to the present time. Origins of logic in the West Precursors of ancient logic       There was a medieval tradition according to which the Greek philosopher …

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  • 3 Locke’s political theory — Ian Harris The author of Two Treatises of Government also wrote An Essay concerning Human Understanding. This is an elementary fact, but one with an important implication for understanding Locke’s political theory. For Two Treatises is an… …

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  • 4 mathematics — /math euh mat iks/, n. 1. (used with a sing. v.) the systematic treatment of magnitude, relationships between figures and forms, and relations between quantities expressed symbolically. 2. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) mathematical procedures,… …

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  • 5 Leibniz: truth, knowledge and metaphysics — Nicholas Jolley Leibniz is in important respects the exception among the great philosophers of the seventeenth century. The major thinkers of the period characteristically proclaim the need to reject the philosophical tradition; in their… …

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  • 6 metaphysics — /met euh fiz iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) 1. the branch of philosophy that treats of first principles, includes ontology and cosmology, and is intimately connected with epistemology. 2. philosophy, esp. in its more abstruse branches. 3. the… …

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  • 7 linguistics — /ling gwis tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the science of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and historical linguistics. [1850 55; see LINGUISTIC, ICS] * * * Study of the nature and structure of… …

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  • 8 Culture — For other uses, see Culture (disambiguation). Petroglyphs in modern day Gobustan, Azerbaijan, dating back to 10 000 BCE indicating a thriving culture …

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  • 9 Logicism — is one of the schools of thought in the philosophy of mathematics, putting forth the theory that mathematics is an extension of logic and therefore some or all mathematics is reducible to logic.[1] Bertrand Russell and Alfred North Whitehead… …

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  • 10 Hierarchy of the Early Church — • The word hierarchy is used here to denote the three grades of bishop, priest, and deacon (ministri) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Hierarchy of the Early Church     Hierarchy of the Early Church …

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  • 11 Civil Authority — • The moral power of command, supported by physical coercion, which the State exercises over its members Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Civil Authority     Civil Authority …

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  • 12 Judaism — /jooh dee iz euhm, day , deuh /, n. 1. the monotheistic religion of the Jews, having its ethical, ceremonial, and legal foundation in the precepts of the Old Testament and in the teachings and commentaries of the rabbis as found chiefly in the… …

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  • 13 Victor Cousin — (28 November 1792 13 January 1867) was a French philosopher.BiographyEarly lifeThe son of a watchmaker, he was born in Paris, in the Quartier Saint Antoine.At the age of ten he was sent to the local grammar school, the Lycée Charlemagne, where he …

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  • 14 Jacques Derrida — Derrida redirects here. For the documentary film, see Derrida (film). For the physicist, see Bernard Derrida. Jacques Derrida Full name Jacques Derrida Born July 15, 1930(1930 07 15) El Biar ( …

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  • 15 HEBREW GRAMMAR — The following entry is divided into two sections: an Introduction for the non specialist and (II) a detailed survey. [i] HEBREW GRAMMAR: AN INTRODUCTION There are four main phases in the history of the Hebrew language: the biblical or classical,… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 16 Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica —   Title page of Principia , first edition (1687) Original title …

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  • 17 Newton's law of universal gravitation — Classical mechanics Newton s Second Law History of classical mechanics  …

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  • 18 physical science, principles of — Introduction       the procedures and concepts employed by those who study the inorganic world.        physical science, like all the natural sciences, is concerned with describing and relating to one another those experiences of the surrounding… …

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  • 19 mind, philosophy of — Branch of philosophy that studies the nature of mind and its various manifestations, including intentionality, sensation and sense perception, feeling and emotion, traits of character and personality, the unconscious, volition, thought, memory,… …

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  • 20 Immanuel Kant — Kant redirects here. For other uses, see Kant (disambiguation). See also: Kant (surname) Immanuel Kant Immanuel Kant Full name Immanuel Kant Born 22 April 1724 …

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