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Richard T. De George

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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The Greek word for ‘action’. It enters the philosophical literature as a quasi-technical term with Aristotle (meaning ‘doing’ rather than ‘making [something]’), is developed by some of the ... More
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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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2002
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Social sciences
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Aristotle distinguished between three basic forms of human activity: praxis—action which is an end in itself, including the domains

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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Religion
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(Gk., ‘activity’).

Action which arises from true belief, the manifestation of religion in practice. This is of particular importance in

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