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philosophy

 [fĭ-los´ŏ-fe]
a system of beliefs and principles.
concordant philosophy a philosophical system used in kinlein, concerned with the practical aspects of a person on a day to day basis; a central principle is that of cordising. See also esca.

philosophy

(fĭ-lŏs′ō-fē)
1. The love or pursuit of knowledge.
2. A culturally determined system of beliefs, concepts, theories, or convictions.
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Both philosophies assume that the teacher can and must create exactly the right environment or the student will not learn.
In the 1990s, intellectuals such as Michael Sandel and Richard Rorty got into the act, seeking to design new public philosophies. Sandel views American history as a struggle between two "public philosophies": republicanism (or communitarianism) and liberalism.
The benefits of two types of job placement philosophies have been debated since the 1970's (Vandergoot et al., 1992).
There are diverse philosophies of instruction which the social studies teacher needs to study and analyze, to come up with a necessary synthesis.
Many philosophies have a high degree of internal coherence, although their presuppositions differ.
In Mary Walton's book, The Deming Management Method, Walton clearly articulates Deming's philosophies and prescriptions for quality improvement.
We found the essence of the camps' philosophies often expressed in a phrase, such as Cheley Colorado Camp's hiking program motto, "We hike only as fast as our slowest hiker." Often we heard this essence of philosophy expressed in a remark during an interview: At Camp Togowoods in Alaska, the director told us, "If you teach kids about nature, they become gentler people."
and the various crafts, but also ceremonial activities such as serving tea or arranging flowers and the martial arts of archery, swordsmanship, and judo....Zen is a unique blend of the philosophies and idiosyncrasies of three different cultures.
It was a mixture of religion, whimsy, exhortation, legal precedents, various traditions, philosophies of life, miscellaneous moral rules, and epithets (uttered by either wise or witty physicians).
were among the most ingenious, profound, and technically brilliant constructions of metaphysical systems ever achieved'.[30] Nevertheless, it is true that analytic aesthetics developed in opposition to speculative philosophies of art, in particular to the idealist aesthetics of Croce and Collingwood.
Locke notes, "All philosophies, it seems to me, are in ultimate derivation philosophies of life and not of abstract, disembodied 'objective' reality; products of time, place and situation, and thus systems of timed history rather than timeless eternity." (17) Philosophy for Locke is truth "founded on collective vision" for the black community and American society.
Socrates and Wittgenstein can be considered heroes, says Wallgren (Academy of Finland), to the extent that their philosophies represent gains in terms of the commitment of philosophy to reason, rather than to compromise, resignation, withdrawal, recognition of limits, or a change of agenda or focus.