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  • n. Plural form of universal.


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  • I think you are equating post modernism with radical whilst Furedi sees it as conservative - and what he calls the universals as radical ie. what alan kay calls the non universals eg. the Enlightenment values Furedi is calling "universals".

    how the left became conservative

  • (Though why science should have a problem with universals is still a bit beyond me.)

    At What Level did this Evolve?

  • Phenomena unspecified by being conjoined ( 'brel-bas lung ma-bstan) – the primary consciousness and congruent mental factors that take hold of words through term universals (sgra-spyi) – or that take hold of any other naturally unspecified phenomenon – and which are not motivated by constructive or destructive phenomena.

    Constructive, Destructive, and Unspecified Phenomena

  • In reference to language, categories include: audio categories (sgra-spyi, term universals), meaning categories (don-spyi, meaning universal).

    Fundamentals of Dzogchen Meditation ��� 1 Recognizing Different Levels of Mental Activity and Appearance-Making

  • The Stoics call universals ˜figments of the mind™ and seem to offer a conceptualist treatment akin to Locke's, treating an apparent predication like "man is a rational, mortal animal" as the disguised conditional, "if something is a man, then it is a rational mortal animal" (Sextus Empiricus, 30I).


  • Since Marsilius rejected the idea of universals existing outside the mind, he eliminated simple supposition from the list of different types of supposition.

    Marsilius of Inghen

  • And it's good reason for them to be obsessed with the idea of universals, because all of science, through the 19th century and much of the 20th, was obsessed with universals.

    Malcolm Gladwell on spaghetti sauce

  • Like art, there are no 'universals' - so I must sadly acquiesce to its existence.

    The Guardian World News

  • It was a most subtle question assuredly, and the world thought for a long while that their happiness depended on deciding, whether universals, that is _genera_, have a real essence, and exist independent of particulars, that is _species_: -- whether, for instance, we could form an idea of asses, prior to individual asses?

    Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)

  • Hence it is that good and truth are called the universals of creation.

    The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love


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