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soden commented on the word deaccession
"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
soden commented on the word reportorial
"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." link
February 1, 2010
soden commented on the word damascene
a damascene conversion..
November 25, 2009
soden commented on the word planemos
rogue planets that roam through space without a star to orbit.
March 17, 2009
soden commented on the word a fortiori
An A fortiori argument is one that "denotes a proof of a claim by means of an already proved stronger claim."
February 28, 2009
soden commented on the word circumlocution
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
soden commented on the word parabolize
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
soden commented on the word araby
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.
soden commented on the word epimyth
wikipedia:From Greek �?πιμ�?θιον, neutral of �?πιμ�?θιος, from �?πί ‘upon’ + μῦθος ‘story, fable’.
soden commented on the word synanthropes
Animals that have specifically adapted to the human environment, such as rats, squirrels, pigeons, etc.
December 15, 2008
soden commented on the word autodidact
from the greek 'auto': "self"; and from 'didaktos' :"taught"
soden commented on the list words-that-you-discovered-on-wordie
Words that you encountered while surfing on Wordie which made you say to yourself "what the.....?"
April 28, 2008
soden commented on the word tintinabulation
I think this word is missing an "n", as in "tintin(n)abulation". tintinnabulation
soden commented on the word tendentiousness
I agree, it's a fun word to say out loud.
soden commented on the list words-to-know
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.
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