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anamnesis

anamnesis  

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(Greek, recollection)In Plato, the recollection of knowledge, possibly obtained in a previous state of existence. The topic is most famously broached in the dialogue Meno, and the doctrine is one ...
empiricism

empiricism  

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The permanent strand in philosophy that attempts to tie knowledge to experience. Experience is thought of either as the sensory contents of consciousness, or as whatever is expressed in some ...
innate ideas

innate ideas  

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Ideas that are inborn and not the product of experience. The controversy over their existence formed a major element in Locke's rejection of the philosophy of Descartes, and Locke was in turn ...
sociology of gender

sociology of gender  

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According to Ann Oakley, who introduced the term to sociology, ‘“Sex” refers to the biological division into male and female; “gender” to the parallel and socially unequal division into femininity ...
State succession

State succession  

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‘A succession of international persons occurs when one or more international persons takes the place of another international person, in consequence of certain changes in the latter's condition…. ...
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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
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Literally, clean slate, used in the context of treaty obligations not passing from a contracting party to a successor State.

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Roger Woolhouse

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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A phrase (meaning blank writing-tablet) from the Latin translation of Aristotle's De anima (430a). It does not occur in Locke's ...

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