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A. Betson

A. Betson

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(fl. 1751)A. Betson is known only by his sole publication, Miscellaneous Dissertations, Historical, Critical, and Moral, On the Origin and Antiquity of MASQUERADES … (1751). He is described on the ...
A. J. Ayer

A. J. Ayer

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Philosophy
(1910–1989)British philosopher, responsible for introducing the principles of logical positivism of the Vienna Circle to British philosophers. He was knighted in 1970.Born in London, Ayer was ...
A-series and B-series

A-series and B-series Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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Philosophy
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152 words

These are terms introduced by J. M. E. McTaggart to describe two different ways in which events can be thought ...

a-series of time

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The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (2 rev. ed.)

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2008
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Philosophy
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149 words

Term due to McTaggart for the ordering of events in respect of past, present, and future. McTaggart's proof of the ...

Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr

(1756–1836)US Democratic Republican statesman. After losing the presidential election to Jefferson in 1800, Burr was elected Vice-President. He was defeated in the contest for the governorship of New ...
Aaron, Richard Ithamar

Aaron, Richard Ithamar (1901–87) Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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2010
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Philosophy
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1,390 words

R. I. Aaron was born in Seven Sisters on 6 November 1901, but brought up in Ynystawe in the ...

ab esse ad posse valet consequentia

ab esse ad posse valet consequentia

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Philosophy
From the fact that something exists, it follows that it is possible.
ab esse ad posse valet consequentia

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The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (2 rev. ed.)

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2008
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Philosophy
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18 words

From the fact that something exists, it follows that it is possible. ...

abacus

abacus

An ancient device for performing arithmetic calculations by sliding beads along rods or in grooves. Despite the spread of electronic calculators and computers, the abacus is still widely used in the ...
abacus

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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230 words

Ancient calculating instrument in which numbers and operations (especially adding) are represented by the numbers and positions of pebbles or ...

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