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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission  

Have emerged from the indigenous adaptation to colonisation and from efforts to govern indigenous Australians more effectively and equitably.Though there were episodes of collective action by ...
Aboriginal politics (historical)

Aboriginal politics (historical)  

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Even though people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent constitute less than 2 per cent of Australia's population, their rights, status and circumstances have become major issues in ...
absolute

absolute  

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Adj.Complete; unconditional; not relative or qualified. A rule absolute is an order that can be enforced at once, in contradistinction to a rule nisi, which commands the opposite party to appear on a ...
ageism

ageism  

Discrimination or prejudice against persons on the basis of their age.
Alan John Mitchell Milne

Alan John Mitchell Milne  

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Philosophy
(1922–88)Alan Milne was born in the Wycombe district of Buckinghamshire on 30 April 1922 and died in Oxford on 24 May 1988. He joined the army directly from Uppingham ...
Algernon Sidney

Algernon Sidney  

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(1622–83),the grandnephew of Sir P. Sidney, took up arms against Charles I and was wounded at Marston Moor. He was employed on government service until the Restoration, but his firm republicanism ...
Amartya Kumar Sen

Amartya Kumar Sen  

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(1933– )Nobel prize-winning economist and social theorist. Educated at Presidency College, Calcutta and then at Trinity College Cambridge, Sen used the time of a Junior Research Fellowship to study ...
animal rights

animal rights  

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Religion
The belief that animals have rights similar to those afforded to humans, and that those right need to be respected and protected.
Anna Wheeler

Anna Wheeler  

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(1785–1848)Closely associated with Mary Wollstonecraft, Anna Wheeler was a radical feminist and an Irish Protestant. A keen advocate of women's rights, she wrote that ‘with the emancipation of women ...
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 ...
Anthony Douglas Woozley

Anthony Douglas Woozley  

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Philosophy
(1912–)Anthony Woozley was born on 14 August 1912. After an early education at Haileybury College (1926–31), he was admitted to Queen's College, Oxford, where he read Greats and had ...
applied ethics

applied ethics  

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Philosophy
The subject that applies ethics to actual practical problems, such as those of abortion, euthanasia, the treatment of animals, or other environmental, legal, political, and social problems. See also ...
Arthur Koestler

Arthur Koestler  

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(1905–1983)Hungarian-born British writer whose works, on a variety of topics, reflect his humane, versatile, and inquiring mind.Koestler was born in Budapest and studied engineering at Vienna. He ...
author–publisher agreements

author–publisher agreements  

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Contractual agreements between authors of books and publishers of those books have been and remain an essential instrument for an orderly market in commercial book publishing.1. Contract and ...
Authorship

Authorship  

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Literature
For more than two centuries “authorship” has been conceived by American readers in Romantic terms—that is, as the creation, by a stable and individual consciousness, of an original idea or ...
Bantam Books

Bantam Books  

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New York paperback publisher founded in 1945 by Ian Ballantine and financed by Grosset & Dunlap and Curtis Publishing, a magazine firm that handled Bantam’s distribution. From its beginning, Bantam ...
Benjamin Jowett

Benjamin Jowett  

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Philosophy
(1817–93),one of the legendary figures of late Victorian Oxford, was professor of Greek from 1855 and master of Balliol College from 1870. A Broad Churchman in the tradition of T. Arnold, he outraged ...
bill of Rights

bill of Rights  

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A statement of the privileges, immunities, and authorities to act that may be legally and morally claimed by the citizens of a state within the bounds of reason, truth, and the accepted standards of ...
business ethics

business ethics  

Is the application of ethical reasoning to the situation of business organizations, including their role as employers. It is a growing field of academic research and teaching in university business ...
centre party

centre party  

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Obviously, a centre party is one which lies between parties of the left and of the right; but as these two terms are so elusive, so is ‘centre party’. The easiest examples to define are those in ...

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