soden has looked up 117 words, created 12 lists, listed 193 words, written 16 comments, added 5 tags, and loved 25 words.

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  • "My copy of The Concept of Benevolence by T. A. Roberts, in the series New Studies in Practical Philosophy, was deaccessioned from a university library."

    http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/Ayn-Rand--engineer-of-souls-4385

    February 3, 2010

  • "Later, in works such as Cosmopolis: The Hidden Agenda of Modernity (Free Press, 1990), Human Understanding: The Collective Use and Evolution of Concepts (Princeton University Press, 1972), and Return to Reason (Harvard University Press, 2001), Toulmin staked out an intrepid, reportorial approach to the history of philosophy, insisting on an evolutionary (rather than revolutionary) picture of how concepts and paradigms change, an end to the "delusion that human nature and society could be fitted into precise and manageable rational categories," and rich empirical investigation into how yanking the "rational" away from the "reasonable" helped Descartes's foundationalist model of philosophy arise as one that controlled the practice for centuries."
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    February 1, 2010

  • a damascene conversion..

    November 25, 2009

  • rogue planets that roam through space without a star to orbit.

    March 17, 2009

  • An A fortiori argument is one that "denotes a proof of a claim by means of an already proved stronger claim."

    February 28, 2009

  • From Richard Dawkin's recent article about evolution: "Yet the philosophy that imposes such scruples on science has no basis for absolving everyday facts from the same circumlocution."

    February 18, 2009

  • Relating to telescope making. It's the process by which one changes a spherical curvature (which would cause spherical aberration) into a parabolic curvature.

    January 28, 2009

  • Araby comprises the fictional or romanticized traditional counterpart to Arabia or to the Arab world. In the context of Edward Said's view of Orientalism, Araby exemplifies the exotic and mysterious nature of the Middle East.

    December 25, 2008

  • Wikipedia:
    Araby comprises the fictional or romanticized traditional counterpart to Arabia or to the Arab world. In the context of Edward Said's view of Orientalism, Araby exemplifies the exotic and mysterious nature of the Middle East.

    December 25, 2008

  • wikipedia:

    From Greek �?πιμ�?θιον, neutral of �?πιμ�?θιος, from �?πί ‘upon’ + μῦθος ‘story, fable’.

    December 25, 2008

  • Animals that have specifically adapted to the human environment, such as rats, squirrels, pigeons, etc.

    December 15, 2008

  • from the greek 'auto': "self"; and from 'didaktos' :"taught"

    December 15, 2008

  • Words that you encountered while surfing on Wordie which made you say to yourself "what the.....?"

    April 28, 2008

  • I think this word is missing an "n", as in "tintin(n)abulation". tintinnabulation

    April 28, 2008

  • I agree, it's a fun word to say out loud.

    April 28, 2008

  • This is a list of words that I've been gathering with google notebooks. Basically it's a list of words that I either didn't know or was confused about.

    April 28, 2008

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