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

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2007

An abstract idea or conclusion based on a generalization from particular instances.

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Bede Rundle

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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Philosophy
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344 words
The term is the modern replacement for the older term idea, stripped of the latter's imagist associations, and thought of as more intimately bound up with language. How intimately? There ... More
concepts, thick and thin

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Jonathan Dancy

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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Philosophy
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123 words
Thin evaluative concepts are those such as ‘ought’, ‘right’, ‘wrong’, ‘good’, ‘bad’, ‘duty’, ‘obligation’, and ‘rights’. These are the concepts used in final moral decisions about how to ... More
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Richard L. Gregory

The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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298 words
An abstraction or general notion that may serve as a unit (or an ‘atom’) of a theory. Some concepts can be powerful thinking tools even when they are not at all fully understood. Thus even ... More

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