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Basil, St, ‘the Great’

(c. 330—379)

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1 The representation of an object that is produced when electromagnetic radiation passes through it or is reflected from it. Visible images are formed when light impinges on the retina, and various ...
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We laugh at things that are laughable, but also laugh exultantly at a success, or bitterly at a failure, or at the unexpected or even the typical. We may even laugh but not at anything—with pure joy, ...
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(4th–3rd century bc).A citizen, and priest, of Elis, identified (through the writings of Timon of Phlius) as the first representative of ‘Pyrrhonian skepticism’, the refusal to commit oneself to ...
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(Latin, sub, under, stare, stand: that which stands under)Many concerns and disputes cluster around the ideas associated with this term. The substance of a thing may be: (i) its essence, or that ...

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