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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 ...
Albert Venn Dicey

Albert Venn Dicey  

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(1835–1922)A. V. Dicey was born at Lutterworth in Leicestershire on 4 February 1835 and died in Oxford on 7 April 1922. His father, a Cambridge graduate, was proprietor of ...
Alexander Bain

Alexander Bain  

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(1818–1903)Scottish philosopher. The self-taught son of a weaver, Bain eventually enrolled in Marischal College, in Aberdeen, and became a radical follower of J. S. Mill. He was appointed professor ...
American philosophy

American philosophy  

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Philosophizing in the United States has developed apace over the past century and has never been in as flourishing a condition as today, with philosophy firmly established as a subject ...
Anthony Clifford Grayling

Anthony Clifford Grayling  

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(1949–)Anthony Grayling was born in Luanshya, Zambia on 3 April 1949. He grew up in the English expatriate community of Central and East Africa, which afforded him eclectic philosophical ...
Archibald Allan Bowman

Archibald Allan Bowman  

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(1883–1936)Archibald Allan Bowman was born in the Congregational Union manse in Beith, Ayrshire, on 4 April 1883 and died at his home in the Professors' Square of Glasgow University ...
argumentum ad

argumentum ad  

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…The traditional classification of fallacies of reasoning describes many of them as involving an ‘argument to…’ They include: A. ad ignorantiam: arguing that a proposition is true because it has not ...
Bryan Magee

Bryan Magee  

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(1930–)Bryan Magee was born on 12 April 1930 of working-class parents in Hoxton. During World War II he served in the Army Intelligence Corp. After demobilization he obtained a ...
Charles Kay Ogden

Charles Kay Ogden  

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 (1889–1957) English book collector of wide-ranging interests.In 1953, he sold his MSS and early printed books, as well as materials on Jeremy Bentham and Lord Brougham, to University College ...
Charles Sanders Peirce

Charles Sanders Peirce  

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(1839–1914)American philosopher of science and language. Peirce was the son of the distinguished Harvard mathematician Benjamin Peirce, and educated to a mistrust of metaphysical reasoning, compared ...
Chicago School

Chicago School  

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A name applied to sociologists at the University of Chicago's Department of Sociology in the first half of the 20th century (especially the 1920s and 1930s), whose pioneering and often qualitative ...
Clifford Geertz

Clifford Geertz  

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(1926–2006)One of the most influential contemporary American anthropologists and a leading proponent of symbolic anthropology—the study of individual cultures as unique and autonomous “systems of ...
conservatism

conservatism  

A prudent and not overoptimistic view of the state of affairs of a company or other organization. Because it is regarded as imprudent to distribute to shareholders profits that may not materialize, ...
constructive empiricism

constructive empiricism  

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A position in the philosophy of science associated with the 20th-century Canadian philosopher Bas van Fraassen (The Scientific Image, 1980). Constructive empiricism divides science into observation ...
Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller

Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller  

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(1864–1937)Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller was born in Schleswig-Holstein on the Danish side of the border on 16 August 1864 and died in Los Angeles on 9 August 1937. His ...
form of life

form of life  

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Term associated with the later work of Wittgenstein. A form of life is what two groups need to share if their languages can be mutually comprehensible.
Frank Plumpton Ramsey

Frank Plumpton Ramsey  

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(1903–30)Cambridge mathematician and philosopher. Ramsey made important contributions to mathematical logic, probability theory, the philosophy of science (see Ramsey sentence), and economics. He ...
G. W. F. Hegel

G. W. F. Hegel  

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(1770–1831)German philosopher. He is especially known for his three-stage process of dialectical reasoning (set out in his Science of Logic, 1812–16), which underlies his idealist concepts of ...
Gadādhara

Gadādhara  

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(17th century ce)Author in the Bengali Navya Nyāya (new logic) tradition who wrote a commentary on Raghunātha Śiromaṇi's Anumānadīdhiti.
George Herbert Mead

George Herbert Mead  

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(1863–1931)Influential American pragmatist. Mead was educated at Oberlin College, graduating in 1883. He subsequently studied at Harvard, Leipzig and Berlin. From 1891 he worked at Michigan, where he ...

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