Valdez Is Coming

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Will and interest are thus primary; knowledge is instrumental. In dealing with the problem which Bentham left unsolved �the mode of reconciling self-love with the promotion of general happiness�Mill adduces his famous argument in the fourth chapter of Utilitarianism. "No reason," he says, "can be given why the general happiness is desirable, except that each person desires his own happiness. Essays in Experimental Logic (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1916). Realism takes on various meanings, depending on the context in which the term is used and is always related to some form of reality. realism n 1: the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth [syn: {pragmatism}] 2: (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical object continue to exist when not perceived [syn: {naive realism}] 3: the state of being actual or real; "the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him" [syn: {reality}, {realness}] [ant: {unreality}] 4: an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description [syn: {naturalism}] 5: (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names [syn: {Platonism}] 81 Moby Thesaurus words for "realism": Marxism, absolute realism, animalism, artlessness, atomism, authenticity, behaviorism, bona fideness, commonsense realism, dialectical materialism, down-to-earthness, earthiness, earthliness, empiricism, epiphenomenalism, freedom from illusion, genuineness, hardheadedness, health, historical materialism, honesty, hylomorphism, hylotheism, hylozoism, inartificiality, lack of feelings, legitimacy, lifelikeness, literalism, literality, literalness, materialism, matter-of-factness, mechanism, natural realism, naturalism, naturalness, naturism, new realism, normalcy, normality, normalness, order, photographic realism, physicalism, physicism, positive philosophy, positivism, practical-mindedness, practicality, practicalness, pragmaticism, pragmatism, propriety, rationality, realness, reasonableness, regularity, representative realism, saneness, scientism, secularism, sensibleness, sincerity, sober-mindedness, substantialism, temporality, true-to-lifeness, truth to nature, unadulteration, unaffectedness, unfictitiousness, unidealism, unromanticalness, unsentimentality, unspeciousness, unspuriousness, unsyntheticness, verisimilitude, wholesomeness, worldliness Realism \Re"al*ism\ (r[=e]"al*[i^]z'm), n. [Cf.

Pragmatism - A New Name For Some Old Ways Of Thinking

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The list of sampled potential respondents was checked with the pastor to eliminate members completely uninvolved in the church. Second, the findings bolster the case for conceptualizing the role of the state as an arena for competing interests struggling to influence media systems. These questions feature prominently in current debates about the relationship between religion and science, where it is often assumed—most pragmatists would disagree—that science degrades everything that is meaningful into 'merely' physical phenomena.

Pragmatism, Science and Naturalism (Nordeuropäische Beiträge

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Stewart Brand is an invigorating and challenging writer. As the man whose entire academic career at Teachers College, Columbia University, was dedicated to putting into educational practice the theories arrived at by John Dewey, they may be said to represent the best thinking on the subject of education method done by a pragmatist. This election is about changing the parameters of what’s feasible and ending the choke hold of big money on our political system.

Toward a Pragmatist Metaethics (Routledge Studies in

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ISBN 978-0955073830 William James, Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking (especially lectures I, II and VI). The idea was first put forward, at Bismarck's behest, in 1881 by Germany's Emperor, William the First, in a ground-breaking letter to the German Parliament. Hong Kong’s education bureau recently sparked outrage (paywall) when it declared Cantonese “a Chinese dialect that is not an official language.” The status of Cantonese is now debated fiercely in Hong Kong society, says George Chen, a Yale world fellow and author of This is Hong Kong I Know.

On Certainty: And Other Philosophical Essays on Cognition

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Commentary: The American Schliermacher, Horace Bushnell: A Forgotten Figure The Scottish "Common-Sense" Realist movement reached America before the Revolution, influenced Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson, and spread widely by 1820. On more than one occasion, NATO troops could have arrested them, and the United States made elaborate plans for military operations to capture them but abandoned the preparations in mid-1998 as too risky. Pragmatism: its Sources and Prospects. Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy: Essential Readings and Interpretive Essays.

Beyond Solidarity: Pragmatism and Difference in a Globalized

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OSI was conceived as a general educational and advocacy organization to execute the same mission agreed on at the Free Software Summit held in April 1998. We want people to be conscious of their food choices, whether they are adding more plant-based meals to their diet, or switching from factory farm products to those from more humanely raised animals. Developed & Maintained by: BreakAwayWebDesign Any teacher starts with the pupil as a lively bouncing creature in which the body and its needs predominate.

Parmenides of Elea: A text and translation with an

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If you are requesting permission to reprint DUP material (journal or book selection) in another book or in any other format, contact our Copyrights & Permissions Manager (use Contact Information listed below). The value of an idea is measured by the consequences produced when it is translated into action. It's an idea Jared Richardson and I (Andy Hunt) have been working on. Viewing interpretation as a process of reconstructing the nexus of meaning of a text does pay due attention to the context of the text, without assuming that the social and historical context had caused the production of the text.

The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy, and Other Essays in

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Thus, although the presence of central tendency and persistence is a necessary condition for the rightness of norms, they are not sufficient conditions. She was a strong defender of the Frobelian Kindergarten, but remained open to innovation. As a group, the transcendentalists led the celebration of the American experiment as one of individualism and self-reliance. But on top of that, like the local leaders, they saw in these new full-time business agents the possibility of a political machine not unlike that of the urban political machines they increasingly dealt with.

Philosophy, Black Film, Film Noir

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And she took on other, much less visible matters: Menachem Genack, a prominent rabbi and Yeshiva University professor who serves as CEO of the Orthodox Union’s kashrut division and a longtime acquaintance of the Clintons, said that during the tail end of her time in the Senate, he brought to her attention potential construction threatening the graves of the 13th-century sage Rabenu Yona and the 18th-century Vilna Gaon, in Spain and Lithuania, respectively.

The Varieties of Transcendence (American Philosophy (FUP))

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Whatever these results are, these are to be considered the whole of what one knows of that idea (i.e., its meaning). For reasons outlined below the current election cycle is either a referendum on the continued viability of the existing political system or it is nothing. China, Japan and the USA Present-Day Conditions in the Far East and Their Bearing on the Washing Conference. It deprived reason in man of an active and creative office; its business was simply to copy, to re-present symbolically, to view a given structure....