philosophical system


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n philosophical system a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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  • Thomas Carlyle
    “There is often more spiritual force in a proverb than in whole philosophical systems.”


In literature:

There, Maimonides' philosophic system conjured up violent storms.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
His philosophical works are largely covert attacks upon the religious and ecclesiastical systems of his day.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8"
His philosophical system, as a result, is in many respects merely sketched in massive outline.
"The Philosophy of Spinoza" by Baruch de Spinoza
This is a remarkable, clever, and system-shaping discovery of our system-shaping philosopher.
"Landmarks of Scientific Socialism" by Friedrich Engels
Philosophical systems are not "denominations" or "persuasions.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
I do not mean systems and catechisms, religious or philosophic.
"Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History" by Antonio Labriola
Carlyle was not converted by any philosophical system.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. VIII" by Various
Bonnet's philosophical system may be outlined as follows.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
No one has more nobly expressed than the great philosopher himself, how much the State system of Frederic II.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
Heraclitus, his philosophical system, i.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
Had he attempted to establish a philosophical system, this would have been fatal.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 13" by Various
It, in fact, presents the very characteristics of a system elaborated in a philosophical school.
"The Life or Legend of Gaudama" by Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet
Theology was as yet not organized into a philosophical system: that was the great work the middle ages had to perform.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
Some philosophers think it a vehicle to promulgate their own systems.
"The Literature of Ecstasy" by Albert Mordell
I believe that there never was a philosopher of a system who did not confess at the end of his life that he had lost his time.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Philosophic systems are necessarily very imperfect, otherwise there never would have been two systems in the world.
"Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good" by Victor Cousin
A philosophical system that attempts to demonstrate the existence of a pre-established Stupidity.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
The great philosophical systems have vanished, though they have cleared the air.
"Social Rights And Duties" by Leslie Stephen
Hence we can only guess at the original form of these philosophical systems.
"The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)" by Max Duncker
His philosophy is not yet a system, but is only the first impulse toward a philosophical development and method.
"A History of Philosophy in Epitome" by Albert Schwegler

In news:

On Friday, theater critic-mavens Isaac Butler and Rob Weinert-Kendt officially launched their ambitious labor of love, Critic-o-Meter, a blog ratings system inspired directly by Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, and philosophically by Zagat.
For those of us who are contemplative, there is a tendency when encountering a philosophical system that is initially appealing to become overly excited.
Robert Nozick, the intellectually nimble Harvard philosopher whose critique of America's social welfare system 25 years ago continues to define the debate between conservatives and liberals, died yesterday in Cambridge, Mass.
The Albert F Sperry Founder Award was the Society's outstanding achievement award and recognized an outstanding technical, educational or philosophical contribution to the science and technology of instrumentation, systems, and automation.

In science:

In the philosophical realm, however, the importance of this development was that chaos theory seemed to offer scientists the hope that almost “any” random behavior observed in Nature could be described using low-dimensional chaotic systems.
A mechanism for randomness
That this application of classical causal concepts was stressed in the EPR paper by the introduction of hypothetical ‘non-interacting’ sub-systems is strongly related to Einstein’s known and deep philosophical prejudicei concerning locality (the absence of action-at-a-distance) in physics .
Why Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen did not prove that quantum mechanics is `incomplete'
Some formal systems possess “Zeno-like” behaviors, where the distance between consecutive events gets indefinitely smaller, even if time progresses (these behaviors have been called “Berkeley” in [FPR08a], from the philosopher George Berkeley6 and his investigations arguing against the notion of infinitesimal).
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
Less common among philosophers, however, is the idea that there might be good reasons to expand the collection of fields used to describe the system.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
CONCLUDING REMARKS The most important scientific, philosophical and cultural meaning of CES has to do with both understanding and engineering complex systems.
Biological Computation as the Revolution of Complex Engineered Systems
Primas, H. (1990): “Mathematical and philosophical questions in the theory of open and macroscopic quantum systems.” In: Sixty-Two Years of Uncertainty., ed. by A.I.
Decoherence: Basic Concepts and Their Interpretation
It opens the road to experiments involving distant quantum correlated systems and has triggered fruitful philosophical reflections on our worldview, including proposals to exploit entanglement for information processing .
EPR Test with Photons and Kaons: Analogies
Keeping on being philosophical, we may even see some analogies with biological systems.
Spatio-temporal Chaos and Vacuum Fluctuations of Quantized Fields
Physicists and chemists, theoreticians and experimentalists, engineers and philosophers, all would find at least one good reaso n to be interested in these systems.
Quantum nanomagnets and nuclear spins: an overview
Towards the end of the paper, the philosophical implications of the new form of entropy and its in-depth origin related to complex systems and leakage of information are discussed.
Generalized Entropy from Mixing: Thermodynamics, Mutual Information and Symmetry Breaking
Anticipatory Systems: Philosophical, Mathematical and Methodological Foundations.
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology
It will turn out that part of the key to doing this for probabilistic systems is to be clear about two different philosophical bases for probability, so we next review those.
Refinement for Probabilistic Systems with Nondeterminism
The existence of the internet, the World Wide Web, and now Wikipedia, throws a wrench into the systems of philosophers.
A Wikipedia Literature Review
Proposing a definition for self-organisation faces the cybernetics problem of defining system, the cognitive problem of perspective, the philosophical problem of defining self, and the context dependent problem of defining organisation (Gershenson and Heylighen, 2003).
Self-Organisation of Evolving Agent Populations in Digital Ecosystems
Through the use of a system-building approach, an approach that includes finding common ground for the various philosophical paradigms within statistics, Erich L.
Erich Leo Lehmann---A glimpse into his life and work