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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

Subject: Religion

(Libya) Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, ...

UTILITY

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Catherine Audard

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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Current Version:
2017
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Philosophy, Literature, Literary reference works
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1,575 words

...dispenses with any concern for pleasure, for the beautiful, or for the “useless.” The philosophy of utilitarianism has come to be identified with the shopkeeper and his or her short-term interest. “Freedom, equality, property and Bentham,” proclaims Marx in Capital . In order to dispel this confusion and to defend utilitarianism against these accusations of immorality, Mill proposes to distinguish between “utilitarian” and “expedient.” This latter term is identified with that pejorative sense of a pure means to an end, of short-term advantage, of an easy or...

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Marc Baratin, Barbara Cassin, Irène Rosier-Catach, Frédérique Ildefonse, Jean Lallot, and Jacqueline Léon

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Philosophy, Literature, Literary reference works
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...refutation: those that are “ exô tês lexeôs [ ἔξω τῆς λέξεως ‎]” ( extra dictionem , “outside expression,” “independent of speech”), which are designed to dispel the errors of reasoning produced in particular by the confusions between the different meanings of being; and those that are “ para tên lexin [ παϱὰ τὴν λέξιν ‎]” ( in dictio , “tied to expression,” “part of speech”), which are designed to dispel the confusions produced by the very materiality of language (homonymy and amphiboly, composition, separation, accentuation, morphology of expression: 4.165b...

HOMONYM

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Barbara Cassin and Irène Rosier-Catach

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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Current Version:
2017
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Philosophy, Literature, Literary reference works
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...“dialecticians,” that every word is ambiguous, rejecting Cicero’s mocking remarks (“How, then, can they explain ambiguities with ambiguities?” from a lost fragment of the Hortensius ), and adding that this affirmation is valid for words considered in isolation: ambigua are dispelled within a line of argument whenever they are joined to other ambigua ( De dialectica , 9). Augustine proposes a classification of “ambiguities,” and begins by dividing them into those that are spoken and those that are written. Among the first set are two main types, the ...

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