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- n. The point of view held by a particular group: "We have many schools of thought in the intelligence services” ( Tom Clancy).
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- n. An opinion subscribed to by some connected or arbitrary group.
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- n. a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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He also attained eminence as a writer on philosophy, and indeed may be said to have founded a school of thought based upon two theories, (1) the Doctrine of Vibrations, and (2) that of Association of Ideas.
But modern science is also obliged to postulate an ether behind these atoms, an ether which is wholly continuous, and hence transcends the domain of number. 12 It is true that, in quite recent times, a certain school of thought has argued that the ether is also atomic in constitution -- that all things, indeed, have a grained structure, even forces being made up of a large number of quantums or indivisible units of force.
I mean, there is a school of thought — but the coat-slashing and the disinfectant seem quite different, somehow.
This was compounded by the emergence of sex essentialism as the dominant school of thought in the behavioral sciences, thanks to Carol Gilligan’s bestselling 1982 book, In a Different Voice, in which she argued, using slim evidence, that women were hardwired to be more caring and relational.
More recently Errol Fuller declared in his book Extinct Birds: “The call was never clearly described but one school of thought inclines to the opinion that the word ‘dodo’—probably coined by Portuguese sailors—is simply a rendering of it.”
It merely contradicts one school of thought in the field of geology, a school of thought of which we are convinced that it is hopelessly entangled in misconceptions which grow out of attempts to co-ordinate the actual findings of geology with an evolutionistic conception of what geology should be, and so is for the present thrown into a complete misreading of the available evidence, even as history, anthropology, Old Testament studies and many other sciences have been derailed and mired by the same attempt.
For a full understanding of his attitude, the reader must be acquainted with the nature of his pietistic upbringing and later scientific and philosophical formation in the Leibniz-Wolff school of thought (see KANT, PHILOSOPHY OF).