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  • 1 contrary to reason — index arbitrary, contradictory, disproportionate, illogical, impossible, irrational, ludicrous, sophistic …

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  • 2 reason — rea·son n 1: an underlying ground, justification, purpose, motive, or inducement required to provide reason s for the termination in writing 2 a: the faculty of comprehending, inferring, or distinguishing esp. in a fair and orderly way b: the… …

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  • 3 Reason — involves the ability to think, understand and draw conclusions in an abstract way, as in human thinking. The meaning of the word reason overlaps to a large extent with rationality and the adjective of reason in philosophical contexts is normally… …

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  • 4 without rhyme or reason — Synonyms and related words: absonant, aimless, arbitrarily, capriciously, contradictory, contrary to reason, designless, empty, fallacious, fancifully, faulty, flawed, flightily, garbled, illogical, importless, inane, inauthentic, inconclusive,… …

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  • 5 Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary — Roud #19626 Mistress Mary, according to William Wallace Denslow Written by Traditional Published …

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  • 7 On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason — On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason[1] was originally published as a doctoral dissertation in 1813. The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer revised this important work and re published it in 1847. Throughout all… …

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  • 8 For the reason that — For For, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f[ u]r, Icel. fyrir, Sw. f[ o]r, Dan. for, adv. f[ o]r, Goth. fa[ u]r, fa[ u]ra, L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra . [root] 202. Cf. {Fore}, {First},… …

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  • 9 IRRATIONAL —    contrary to REASON …

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  • 10 ethics — /eth iks/, n.pl. 1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a system of moral principles: the ethics of a culture. 2. the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.: medical ethics;… …

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  • 11 Hume: 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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  • 12 Deism — For other uses, see Deism (disambiguation). Part of a series on God General c …

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  • 13 Revelation — • The communication of some truth by God to a rational creature through means which are beyond the ordinary course of nature Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Revelation     Revelation …

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  • 14 Pope Benedict XVI Islam controversy — The Pope Benedict XVI Islam controversy arose from a lecture delivered on 12 September 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI at the University of Regensburg in Germany. The pope had previously served as professor of theology at the university, and his… …

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  • 15 Virtue — • According to its etymology the word virtue (Latin virtus) signifies manliness or courage Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Virtue     Virtue      …

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  • 16 Jewish philosophy — Colette Sirat INTRODUCTION The history of medieval Jewish philosophy can be divided into two consecutive periods. The first, beginning in the ninth century and ending roughly with the death of Maimonides in 1204, occurred in Islamic lands. The… …

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  • 17 Ockham’s world and future — Arthur Gibson PHILOSOPHICAL BIOGRAPHY Ockham was born in about 1285, certainly before 1290, probably in the village of Ockham, Surrey, near London. If his epitaph is accurate, he died on 10 April 1347. Yet Conrad of Megenberg, when writing to… …

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  • 18 Early Islamic philosophy — or classical Islamic philosophy is a period of intense philosophical development beginning in the 2nd century AH of the Islamic calendar (early 9th century CE) and lasting until the 6th century AH (late 12th century CE). The period is known as… …

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  • 19 Concupiscence — • In its widest acceptation, concupiscence is any yearning of the soul for good; in its strict and specific acceptation, a desire of the lower appetite contrary to reason Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Concupiscence     Co …

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  • 20 Good — • The moral good (bonum honestum) consists in the due ordering of free action or conduct according to the norm of reason, the highest faculty, to which it is to conform Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Good     Good …

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