nonphilosophical love



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  • adjective Not philosophical.


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non- +‎ philosophical


  • John Roberts's famous "umpire speech" showed the appeal of a nonphilosophical judicial philosophy, but his unexpected activist streak on the bench has shown how little we actually learned from his confirmation process.

    Elena Kagan Must Talk

  • Perhaps a member of a gray and nonphilosophical profession, like that of the economist, can follow the same tradition.

    Economic Principals

  • The Situations, if you like, is the nonphilosophical work which comes closest to philosophy: critical and political.

    Sartre at Seventy: An Interview

  • Nor were the people who turned most enthusiastically to other - worldly philosophical or nonphilosophical religion necessarily or normally those who suffered most from the insecurity, injustice, and cruelty of the late Roman world.


  • The authors espouse the theory that causation in law is an essentially nonphilosophical, profession-oriented de - vice, heavily charged with common sense ideas on current meanings of causation.


  • But even worse, from the perspective of selectivity, is the attention Burns pays to personal, nonpolitical, nonphilosophical material, which has no (or certainly a more muted) place in a study of Rand and the American Right.

    Capitalism Magazine

  • A philosophical approach to these phenomena raises some particular kinds of questions that often are not easily raised in nonphilosophical texts.

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  • (such as the nonphilosophical soul's love [erôs] of the corporeal, 80b), and pleasures as well, such as the pleasures of learning (114e).

    Ancient Theories of Soul

  • In recent years these hazards have somewhat diminished (though not disappeared), largely owing to the influence of analytic or linguistic philoso - phers, whose high standards of rigor both in definition and in argument, and whose concern to keep clear the distinction between normative and nonnormative dis - course, have led many aestheticians to adopt one or the other sense, either by stipulation or by an appeal to what they take to be ordinary (i.e., established nonphilosophical) usage.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Anyone who wishes to become acquainted with the legends and lore, the extravaganzas, fantasies, and fictions about angels can do so by going to Gustav Davidson’s A Dictionary of Angels, in which the bibliography of books about angels, most of them nontheological and nonphilosophical, takes up twenty-four pages.

    The Angels and Us


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