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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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(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 ...
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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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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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

abacus   Reference library

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

abandonment

abandonment  

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Term used by existentialists to dramatize the sense of loss that comes from realizing that there is no external source of moral authority, such as a God.
abandonment

abandonment   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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Philosophy
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A rhetorical term used by existentialist philosophers such as Heidegger and Sartre to describe the absence of any sources of

abandonment

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The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (3 ed.)

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2016
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Term used by *existentialists to dramatize the sense of loss that comes from realizing that there is no external

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