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The philosophy of probability pioneered by Ramsey and de Finetti, and furthered by the American statistician L. J. Savage in his Foundations of Statistics (1954). Personalism rejects the ...

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Nick Spencer

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
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187 words

... A philosophical worldview that places the good of the human person at the heart of its metaphysics and ethics. With roots in the 19th cent. as a philosophical reaction against the depersonalization of utilitarian ethics , and a political reaction against the liberal individualism of political economy and against state socialism, personalism drew heavily on the Thomist revival of the time, but found its most powerful advocates in the 20th cent., in E. Mounier and Maritain . Personalism proved influential on the Second Vatican Council , as...

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A Dictionary of Philosophy (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
249 words

... The philosophy of probability pioneered by Ramsey and de Finetti , and furthered by the American statistician L. J. Savage in his Foundations of Statistics ( 1954 ). Personalism rejects the view that probabilities are ‘out there’ waiting to be discovered. It views assignments of probability to events as purely personal expressions of the degree of confidence to be had in the occurrence of an event. Saying that an event is 50% probable is simply an expression or endorsement of a strategy of betting on the event at evens. Betting rates must,...

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Alastair Hannay

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
206 words

...humanist , John Macmurray ( 1891–1976 ). Common to these thinkers is the view that the finite individual is somehow grounded in and seeks its fulfilment in an infinite spirit, or God, understood as personal, though Macmurray opposed idealism and considered ‘God’ mainly a negative concept given positive content only in actual relations among persons. Personalism in these wider senses has affinities with the process theism of Alfred North Whitehead ( 1861–1947 ) and Charles Hartshorne ( 1897–2000 ). An early exponent was the Norwegian philosopher Niels...

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
680 words

... ( Le Personnalisme ). ). A philosophy which takes the person as the fundamental reality and yardstick of value. In France it is most closely associated with Emmanuel Mounier and the review Esprit . The concept of the ‘person’ has played an important, if intermittent, role in European philosophy since the medieval scholastics , acquiring well‐defined legal, moral, and psychological meanings. But ‘Personalism’ as a general tendency was a late 19th‐c. development, with small Personalist movements developing in Britain, Germany, and America....

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
118 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
72 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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72 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
140 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
39 words
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The philosophy of probability pioneered by Ramsey and de Finetti, and furthered by the American statistician L. J. Savage in his Foundations of Statistics (1954). Personalism rejects the view that ...
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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
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18 words

... ledger A ledger containing personal accounts , for example the debtors’ ledger and the creditors’...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
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18 words

... ledger A ledger containing personal accounts , for example the debtors’ ledger and the creditors’...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007

... attribute Physical and psychological characteristics of an...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2019

... wiki A Wiki that is intended for personal use rather than business use; for example, by providing family news or travel...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
25 words

... community An Internet community of users organized around a small network of individuals. The members of a personal community usually know each...

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A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
45 words

...personal preferences Individual tastes, as regards both consumption and work. Personal preferences determine the indifference curves of an individual, and differences in preferences among individuals are reflected in differences in their indifference curves. Personal preferences combine with the budget constraint to determine...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
13 words

... distance [De] The physical space that individuals maintain between themselves and...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2019

... blog A blog that is created and maintained by one...

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
16 words

... accounts Accounts used to record transactions with persons, for example debtors and creditors...

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A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

... computer ( PC ) A single-user computer commonly found in offices and homes. ...

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