A blupete Essay

Glossary Of Philosophic Terms
In Support of blupete's Essay
"On Philosophy"
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Concept:
§ "The product of the faculty of conception; an idea of a class of objects, a general notion or idea." (OED.) "Concepts are merely the results, rendered permanent by language, of a previous process of comparison." (Sir W. Hamilton, Logic (1859).
Contradiction, Law of ...:
§ 'A' cannot be both 'A' and 'not A'. (See
deductive reasoning; and see logic.)
Cynicism:
§ Cynicism is the characteristic of the sect of philosophers called the Cynics, a sect of philosophers in ancient Greece, founded by the Greek philosopher Antisthenes (c. 444-370), a pupil of
Socrates. The cynics "were marked by an ostentatious contempt for ease, wealth, and the enjoyments of life; the most famous was Diogenes, a pupil of Antisthenes, who carried the principles of the sect to an extreme of asceticism." (OED.)

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