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In the USA, the form required by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the filing of annual results by non-US companies.

analysis

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The process of breaking a concept down into more simple parts, so that its logical structure is displayed. At its most elementary this may be revealed by a dictionary definition (‘to be a vixen is to ...
Platonism

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Generally, any view supposed to owe its classical origin to the dialogues of Plato. In modern philosophy the view taken especially from the middle dialogues of Plato that abstract objects, such as ...
epistemology

epistemology  

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(Greek, epistēmē, knowledge)The theory of knowledge. Its central questions include the origin of knowledge; the place of experience in generating knowledge, and the place of reason in doing so; the ...
snakes

snakes  

Proverbial allusions to the snake focus on its venomous bite as representing a lurking danger; it is a type of deceit and treachery, as with reference to the fable by Aesop, in which the man who had ...
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A historical document. The plural form is also applied to the place where such documents are housed, e.g. a county record office.
wealth

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The total value of a person's net assets. Wealth may be held in various forms: these include money, shares in companies, debt instruments, land, buildings, intellectual property such as patents and ...
Egypt

Egypt  

Pre‐PtolemaicDuring the New Kingdom (Dynasties 18–20, c.1575–1087bc) Egypt expanded into Asia. This great age of Egyptian militarism created in the 18th Dynasty an empire which stretched from the ...
magic

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Magic bullet a medicine or other remedy with wonderful or highly specific properties, especially one that has not yet been discovered. Recorded from the mid 20th century, the term may come from ...
Godwin, Benjamin

Godwin, Benjamin (1785–1871)   Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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...Benjamin ( 1785–1871 ) Benjamin Godwin was born in Bath on 10 October 1785 and died in Bradford on 20 February 1871 . At the age of fifteen he ran away to sea; he saw action in the Napoleonic Wars, and then became a lay evangelist in the Forest of Dean and Cornwall. He had no formal ministerial training, but held pastorates at Dartmouth and Great Missenden. From the latter he was called to be classical tutor at Horton Baptist Academy, Bradford, a post he combined with that of pastor of Sion Chapel , Bradford . For his published tracts against...

communitarianism

communitarianism   Reference library

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...spectrum: it forms a theoretical and practical alternative to Marxist and capitalist emphases on economics as well as to the libertarian malaise of disengaging political and social reform from communal ties and social cohesion. Bibliography Avineri, S. and A. de-Shalit (eds), Communitarianism and Individualism (Oxford, 1992). Bell, D. , Communitarianism and Its Critics (Oxford, 1993). ——, ‘Communitarianism’, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy . Available from: http://www.plato.stanford.edu/entries/communitarianism ) [Accessed 20 September 2005]....

Calvinism

Calvinism   Reference library

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..., vols 20–21 in The Library of Christian Classics series (1961). Further Reading Cross, F. L. and E. A. Livingstone (eds), Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (Oxford, latest edn). Hastings, A. (ed), Oxford Companion to Christian Thought (Oxford, 2000), various entries. McGrath, A. E. , A Life of John Calvin: A Study in the Shaping of Western Culture (Oxford, 1990). Parker, T. H. L. , Calvin: An Introduction to his Thought (1995). Watts, M. , The Dissenters From the Reformation to the French Revolution (Oxford, 1978). Alan Ruston See also ...

Balanchine, George

Balanchine, George (1904–83)   Reference library

The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

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...African-American dance forms and incorporated some of their elements into his choreography. BIBLIOGRAPHY “ Notes on Choreography, ” Dance Index 4 (1945): 20–31. “Marginal Notes on the Dance,” in The Dance Has Many Faces , ed. Walter Sorrell (Chicago, 1951), pp. 35–43. “ The Dance Element in Stravinky's Music, ” Dance Index 6 (1947): 250–56. Reprinted in Ballet Review 10 (1982): 14–18. Choreography by Goerge Balanchine: A Catalogue of Works (New York, 1984). Other Relevant Works 101 Stories of the Great Ballets , with F. Mason , 3rd edn (Garden...

Mind Association

Mind Association   Reference library

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...time Henry Sidgwick took over the financial support of the journal and appointed G. F. Stout as the new editor. Stout had been trained at Cambridge prior to being appointed Wilde Reader in Mental Philosophy at Oxford; thus, his appointment did much to improve Mind 's reputation with the established universities. Stout inaugurated a ‘New Series’, and it has run in unbroken numerical sequence ever since. On Sidgwick's recommendation, the Mind Association was formed upon his death in 1900 , and it has managed the journal ever since. Under the...

Psychical Research, Society for

Psychical Research, Society for   Reference library

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...of Science in Dublin who had been engaged in experiments concerning thought-transference, convened a conference to discuss forming a society for the free and open investigation of alleged paranormal phenomena, and of spiritualism generally, in its seeming physical and mental manifestations. Persons of diverse points of view and disciplinary affiliations were present. At the meeting a committee was formed, including Edmund Gurney , F. W. H. Myers and Henry Sidgwick , to plan the Society for Psychical Research ( SPR ). Gurney and Myers agreed to...

Thomas of Sutton

Thomas of Sutton (fl. c.1310)   Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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...prior to the introduction of a substantial form. In his opinion, if matter had its own form, all forms introduced in generation would be accidental forms, not substantial forms, such that generation would be nothing but alteration. Moreover, Sutton criticizes Henry of Ghent's theory of individuation and of the distinction between essence and existence. He opposes Henry's claim that any created essence draws its individuality from a singular act of existing, which ultimately derives from God's singular creative act. According to Sutton, the principle of...

Redford, George

Redford, George (1785–1860)   Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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...George ( 1785–1860 ) George Redford was born in London on 27 September 1785 and died in Birmingham on 20 May 1860 . Trained for the Congregational ministry at Hoxton Academy, he proceeded to Glasgow University (MA 1811 ), and then entered pastoral charge at Uxbridge ( 1812–26 ). His great ministry was as successor to Robert Vaughan at Angel Street, Worcester ( 1826–56 ). Redford drafted the moderate Calvinist Declaration of the Faith, Church Order and Discipline of the Congregational or Independent Dissenters which was adopted by the infant...

Vlastos, Gregory

Vlastos, Gregory (1907–91)   Reference library

The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

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...1973; 2nd edn 1981). Socrates, Ironist and Moral Philosopher (Ithaca, N.Y., 1991). Socratic Studies , ed. Myles F. Burnyeat (Cambridge, UK, 1994). Studies in Greek Philosophy , ed. Daniel W. Graham , 2 vols (Princeton, 1995). Other Relevant Works Ed., The Philosophy of Socrates: A Collection of Critical Essays (Garden City, N.Y., 1971). Ed., Plato: A Collection of Critical Essays , 2 vols (Garden City, N.Y., 1971). Further Reading Bio 20thC Phils, Oxford Comp Phil, Pres Addr of APA v7, Proc of APA v65, Routledge Encycl Phil, Who Was Who in Amer v10,...

Bugbee, Henry Greenwood, Jr.

Bugbee, Henry Greenwood, Jr. (1915–99)   Reference library

The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

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...the American Academy of Religion 42 (1974): 614–20. Further Reading Nat Cycl Amer Bio v35, Who Was Who in Amer v2 Conway, Daniel W. “ Answering the Call of the Wild: Walking with Bugbee and Thoreau, ” Personalist Forum 14 (1998): 49–64. Conway, Daniel W , “ The Wilderness of Henry Bugbee, ” Journal of Speculative Philosophy 17 (2003): 259–69. Mooney, Edward F. “ Two Testimonies in American Philosophy: Stanley Cavell, Henry Bugbee, ” Journal of Speculative Philosophy 17 (2003): 108–21. Mooney, Edward F. , ed. Wilderness and the Heart: Henry Bugbee’s...

Peckham, John

Peckham, John (c.1230–92)   Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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...degrees contained in the higher form which ultimately defines the substance ( Quodlibet 4, q. 25 ad 1, p. 231). In this way, he avoids defending a stronger pluralist position, which holds that there is a plurality of substantial forms, all present in act. To the possible objection that even this moderate version of the pluralist view might jeopardize the unity of the substance, Peckham replies that substantial unity is caused not by the unicity of form, as the Thomists would have it, but by the conjunction of the lower forms with matter in one single...

Murphey, Murray Griffin

Murphey, Murray Griffin (1928–)   Reference library

The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

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...Philosophical Foundations of Historical Knowledge (Albany, N.Y., 1994). C. I. Lewis (forthcoming). Other Relevant Works “ Kant’s Children: The Cambridge Pragmatists, ” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 4 (1968): 3–33. “Science and Religion,” American Quarterly 20 (1968): 275–95. “ American Civilization at Pennsylvania, ” American Quarterly 22 (1970): 489–502. “ The PsychoDynamics of Puritan Conversion, ” American Quarterly 31 (1979): 135–47. “ Towards an Historicist History of American Philosophy, ” Transactions of the Charles S....

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