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  • 61Enlightenment (The Scottish) — The Scottish Enlightenment M.A.Stewart INTRODUCTION The term ‘Scottish Enlightenment’ is used to characterize a hundred years of intellectual and cultural endeavour that started around the second decade of the eighteenth century. Our knowledge of …

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  • 62Whewell’s philosophy of science and ethics — Struan Jacobs ON SCIENCE Introduction Among the most prodigious of English minds of the nineteenth century, William Whewell (1794–1866) was at various times, and among other things, philosopher, intellectual historian, scientist, educationist,… …

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  • 63Teachings of Falun Gong — The teachings of Falun Gong were introduced to the public by Li Hongzhi (李洪志) in Changchun, China, in 1992. Falun Gong is also known as Falun Dafa (Great Law of the Law Wheel). The teachings cover a wide range of topics ranging from spiritual,… …

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  • 64Steven E. Wedel — articleissues importance=June 2008 COI=June 2008Steven E. Wedel (April 28, 1966, Stillwater, Oklahoma) is an American author currently residing in Moore, Oklahoma. He is best known for his series of books in The Werewolf Saga, all published by… …

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  • 65Utilitarianism — • A modern form of the Hedonistic ethical theory which teaches that the end of human conduct is happiness, and that consequently the discriminating norm which distinguishes conduct into right and wrong is pleasure and pain Catholic Encyclopedia.… …

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  • 66charity — char·i·ty n pl ties: a gift for humanitarian, philanthropic, or other purposes beneficial to the public (as maintaining a public building); also: an institution (as a hospital or school) or organization founded by such a gift compare private… …

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  • 67Michael Benjamin (investor) — Michael Benjamin Michael Benjamin at a 2004 Support the Troops Rally in New York City s Times Square. Personal details Born November 1, 1969 New York City, New Yo …

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  • 68Sidgwick, Henry — Sidgwick C.A.J.Coady Unlike John Stuart Mill or Jeremy Bentham, Henry Sidgwick’s is hardly a household name in intellectual circles beyond the world of professional philosophy. His standing amongst many contemporary moral philosophers as possibly …

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  • 69kindness — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The quality of being kind] Syn. tenderness, good intentions, consideration, sympathy, sweetness, benevolence, generosity, helpfulness, kindheartedness, indulgence, delicacy, tact, benignity, mildness, courtesy,… …

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  • 70Noble savage — For the Virgin Steele album, see Noble Savage (album). A detail from Benjamin West s heroic, neoclassical history painting, The Death of General Wolfe (1771), depicting an idealized Native American. The term noble savage (French, bon sau …

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  • 71Trust (social sciences) — Trust is a relationship of reliance. A trusted party is presumed to seek to fulfill policies, ethical codes, law and their previous promises.Trust does not need to involve belief in the good character, vices, or morals of the other party. Persons …

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  • 72Michael Benjamin Bonheur — Infobox Politician name = Michael Benjamin caption = Michael Benjamin at a 2004 Support the Troops Rally in New York City s Times Square. birth date = November 1 1969 birth place = New York City, New York residence = New York City, New York death …

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  • 73Kareem Irfan — became Chairman of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) in January 2001 and currently holds the position as of December 2007. The CIOGC is a broad based federation that serves over 400,000 Muslim Americans. Prior to… …

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  • 74Hume: moral and political philosophy — Rosalind Hursthouse INTRODUCTION Hume’s moral and political philosophy, like his epistemology and meta physics, originally appeared in A Treatise of Human Nature, (henceforth [7.1]), Book III of which, ‘Of Morals’, was published in 1740. He… …

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  • 75Utilitarians (The early) — The early utilitarians Bentham and James Mill G.L.Williams Jeremy Bentham was born in 1748 in London; his prosperous father, a lawyer who became wealthy from property rather than the law, planned out for his son a brilliant legal career. After an …

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  • 76philanthropy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. altruism, humanity, humanitarianism; benevolence; generosity, liberality. See unselfishness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. benevolence, humanitarianism, beneficence; see generosity 1 , patronage 1 . III… …

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  • 77charity — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Kindness] Syn. benevolence, magnanimity, compassion; see kindness 1 , mercy 1 , tolerance 1 . 2. [An organization to aid the needy] Syn. charitable institution, philanthropy, foundation, fund, welfare organization,… …

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  • 78charity — 1 *mercy, clemency, grace, lenity Analogous words: love, affection, *attachment: benevolence, humaneness, altruism (see corresponding adjectives at CHARITABLE): benignity, benignancy, kindness, kindliness (see corresponding adjectives at KIND):… …

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  • 79Confucianism — The Dacheng Hall, the main hall of the Temple of Confucius in Qufu …

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  • 80Natural law — For other uses, see Natural law (disambiguation). Natural law, or the law of nature (Latin: lex naturalis), is any system of law which is purportedly determined by nature, and thus universal.[1] Classically, natural law refers to the use of… …

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