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  • 1 sight — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. vision, eyesight; view, vista, scene; appearance, aspect, look; spectacle, display; visibility; aim, observation; eyesore (see ugliness). at sight II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The power of seeing] Syn.… …

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  • 2 sight — (n.) O.E. gesiht, gesihð thing seen, from P.Gmc. *sekh(w) (Cf. Dan. sigte, Swed. sigt, M.Du. sicht, Du. zicht, O.H.G. siht, Ger. Sicht, Gesicht), stem of O.E. seon (see SEE (Cf. see) (v.)). Meaning …

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  • 3 intuition — n. 1. Immediate perception (by the intellect), immediate knowledge, instinctive knowledge, direct cognition, apprehension at first sight. 2. Immediate perception (by sense), perception, beholding …

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  • 4 Anaxagoras and the atomists — C.C.W.Taylor ANAXAGORAS In the course of the fifth century BC the political and cultural pre eminence of Athens attracted to the city a considerable number of intellectuals of various kinds from all over the Greek world. This phenomenon, the so… …

    History of philosophy

  • 5 Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …

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  • 6 St. Polycarp —     St. Polycarp     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► St. Polycarp     Martyr (A.D. 69 155).     Our chief sources of information concerning St. Polycarp are:     (1) the Epistles of St. Ignatius;     (2) St. Polycarp s own Epistle to the Philippians;… …

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  • 7 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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  • 8 English literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the English language by inhabitants of the British Isles (including Ireland) from the 7th century to the present day. The major literatures written in English outside the British Isles are… …

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  • 9 Iran — /i ran , i rahn , uy ran /, n. a republic in SW Asia. 67,540,002; ab. 635,000 sq. mi. (1,644,650 sq. km). Cap.: Teheran. Formerly (until 1935), Persia. * * * Iran Introduction Iran Background: Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic… …

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  • 10 Pythagoreans and Eleatics — Edward Hussey PYTHAGORAS AND THE EARLY PYTHAGOREANS Pythagoras, a native of Samos, emigrated to southern Italy around 520, and seems to have established himself in the city of Croton. There he founded a society of people sharing his beliefs and… …

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  • 11 Russia — /rush euh/, n. 1. Also called Russian Empire. Russian, Rossiya. a former empire in E Europe and N and W Asia: overthrown by the Russian Revolution 1917. Cap.: St. Petersburg (1703 1917). 2. See Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 3. See Russian… …

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  • 12 List of Heroes characters — From left to right: Micah, Niki, Nathan, Peter, Noah, Claire, Hiro, Mohinder, Matt, Sylar This is a list of fictional characters in the television series Heroes …

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  • 13 Kant: Critique of Judgement — Patrick Gardiner Kant’s third Critique, the Critique of Judgement, was published in 1790 and was intended as he himself put it to bring his “entire critical undertaking to a close.” So conceived, it was certainly in part designed to build upon… …

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  • 14 Webster-Hayne debate — The Webster Hayne debate was a famous debate in the U.S. between Senator Daniel Webster of Massachusetts and Senator Robert Y. Hayne of South Carolina that took place on January 19 27, 1830 regarding protectionist tariffs. The heated speeches… …

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  • 15 Gnosticism — This article is part of a series on Gnosticism History of Gnosticism …

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  • 16 Descartes: metaphysics and the philosophy of mind — John Cottingham THE CARTESIAN PROJECT Descartes is rightly regarded as one of the inaugurators of the modern age, and there is no doubt that his thought profoundly altered the course of Western philosophy. In no area has this influence been more… …

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  • 17 Lodowicke Muggleton — Lodowicke Muggleton, by William Wood, circa 1674 Lodowicke Muggleton (1609–1698) was an English plebeian religious thinker, who gave his name to Muggletonianism. He spent his working life as a journeyman tailor in the City of London and was… …

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  • 18 Epicureanism — Stephen Everson It is tempting to portray Epicureanism as the most straightforward, perhaps even simplistic, of the major dogmatic philosophical schools of the Hellenistic age. Starting from an atomic physics, according to which ‘the totality of… …

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  • 19 Jane Austen — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Austen. Jane Austen …

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  • 20 JEWISH AND ISLAMIC LAW, A COMPARATIVE REVIEW — The Relationship between Jewish and Islamic Law Comparative studies in the field of Jewish and Islamic Law began more than 150 years ago with the publication of Abraham Geiger s Was hat Mohammed aus dem Judenthum aufgenommen (1833, rev. 1902).… …

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