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  • Construed this way, mercy can be ethical and efficient.

    Obama and Michael Vick: the president's American values

  • Construed as a bit of observable behavior, a given act may be done with any of a variety of aims.

    Saving Prostitutes in Sevilla

  • Construed as the claim that the Mohists are wholly unconcerned with or lack a concept corresponding to semantic truth, Hansen's thesis is unconvincing, for classical Chinese notions such as “this” (shi), “fitting”

    Mohism

  • Construed broadly as moral reflection on commerce, business ethics is probably as old as trade itself.

    Business Ethics

  • Llewellyn, “Remarks on the Theory of Appellate Decision and the Rules or Canons about How Statutes are to be Construed,” 3 Vanderbilt L.

    A History of American Law

  • Llewellyn, “Remarks on the Theory of Appellate Decision and the Rules or Canons about How Statutes are to be Construed,” 3 Vanderbilt L.

    A History of American Law

  • Construed as I've been explaining, spirituque is an indirect logical consequence of what the Vatican statement affirms, i.e., that the Father begets the Son "by" breathing forth the Holy Spirit "through" him.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Construed as speaking from and expressing an occurrent state the speaker is authoritative; construed as speaking from or referring to a dispositional state she is not.

    Gilbert Ryle

  • Construed as I've been explaining, spirituque is an indirect logical consequence of what the Vatican statement affirms, i.e., that the Father begets the Son "by" breathing forth the Holy Spirit "through" him.

    The filioque VII: replies to the Catholic objections

  • Construed almost synonymous with democracy, the idea of plurality and choice is also lapped up by the market economy.

    Archive 2005-12-01

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