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John Ferrie

John Ferrie  

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(d. 1872)John Ferrie was born in Glasgow, probably in the early 1790s, and died in Holywood, County Down on 20 July 1872. He was Professor of Moral Philosophy at ...
Thomas Anderson Goudge

Thomas Anderson Goudge  

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(1910–99)Thomas A. Goudge was born on 19 January 1910 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and died on 20 June 1999 in Toronto, Ontario. After earning his BA (1931) and MA ...
Damaris Masham

Damaris Masham  

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(1658–1708)Damaris Masham was born Damaris Cudworth in Cambridge on 18 January 1658. She died in Bath on 20 April 1708 and was buried in Bath Abbey. She was the ...
Philipp Frank

Philipp Frank  

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(1884–1966)Philipp Frank was born on 20 March 1884 in Vienna, Austria. He studied physics and mathematics at the universities of Göttingen and Vienna. At Vienna, he studied with Ludwig ...
Risieri Frondizi

Risieri Frondizi  

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(1910–83)Risieri Frondizi was born on 20 November 1910 in Posadas, the capital of the Province of Misiones, Argentina. His brother, Arturo Frondizi, became President of Argentina, serving from 1958 ...
redefinition, high/low

redefinition, high/low  

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Term introduced by the 20th-century American philosopher Paul Edwards for the manoeuvre of redefining a term more or less tightly, so that an apparently false statement is made true if interpreted in ...
Alan Ker Stout

Alan Ker Stout  

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(1900–83)Alan Ker Stout was born in Oxford on 9 May 1900 and died in Hobart, Tasmania on 20 July 1983. He was the only child of G. F. Stout ...
time-lag argument

time-lag argument  

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Argument used by Russell (e.g. Human Knowledge: its Scope and Limits, 1948, p. 172), and other 20th-century writers, to refute naïve realism in the philosophy of perception. When we see the sun, our ...
John Richardson

John Richardson  

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(fl. 1797–1836)John Richardson was born in Aberdeen around 1775. In 1794 he was in Germany, where he enrolled at the University of Jena on 20 November of that year ...
Ut Pictura Poesis

Ut Pictura Poesis  

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[uut pik-too-ră poh-ees-is]A phrase used by the Roman poet Horace in his Ars Poetica (c.20 bce), meaning ‘as painting is, so is poetry’. The phrase has come to stand for the principle of similarity ...
William John Townsend

William John Townsend  

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(1835–1915)William John Townsend was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 20 January 1835 and was educated in his native town. After working in business for several years, he became a minister ...
diagonal procedure

diagonal procedure  

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The method first used by Cantor to show that there cannot be an enumeration of the real numbers. Any real number can be written as an infinite decimal. So we imagine a correspondence with the natural ...
Henry Habberley Price

Henry Habberley Price  

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(1899–1984.)Wykeham Professor of Logic and Fellow of New College, Oxford, 1935–59; a shy, reclusive figure, belonging to no school or group and seeking no disciples. His major work is ...
perfectibility

perfectibility  

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The idea of the perfectibility of man emerges in the 18th century, with the relaxation of the theological barriers protecting the property for God alone. In Enlightenment writers such as Condorcet ...
Andrew Seth Pringle Pattison

Andrew Seth Pringle Pattison  

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(1856–1931)Andrew Seth was born on 20 December 1856 and died at his estate, The Haining, near Selkirk on 1 September 1931. The eldest surviving son of an Edinburgh bank ...
Norman Kemp Smith

Norman Kemp Smith  

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(1872–1958)Scottish philosopher and translator. Kemp Smith was educated at St Andrews, where he was awarded a doctorate for his Studies in Cartesian philosophy of 1902. He held a post at Princeton ...
Wolfe Mays

Wolfe Mays  

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(fl. 1950–)Wolfe Mays (birth date withheld from publication by wishes of W. Mays) attended Wittgenstein's lectures at Cambridge University, though never becoming his disciple. Earlier he had attended ...
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 ...
Emily Greene Balch

Emily Greene Balch  

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(1867–1961)Balch was an American sociologist who pioneered the concept of role and the use of statistical techniques in sociology. She carried out important comparative analyses of immigrant life in ...
Georges Sorel

Georges Sorel  

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(1847–1922)French engineer, philosopher, and social theorist. Sorel is principally remembered for Réflexions sur la violence (1908, trs. as Reflections on Violence, 1914). Sorel argues that one ...

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