philosophical theory

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n philosophical theory a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
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Usage

In literature:

With the theory of Aether presented in this work, the whole question receives a simple and philosophical solution.
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper
Your Theism is a mere arbitrary hypothesis, at the mercy of any rival philosophical theory.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
These scientific theories, however, were discussed only among philosophers and learned men.
"Xerxes" by Jacob Abbott
Even accomplished scientists and philosophers have advanced impossible and contradictory theories.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
But the philosopher will perhaps refuse to found a theory of knowledge on such considerations.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
But the Turks are only philosophers in practice; the theory they leave to others.
"The American Quarterly Review, No. 17, March 1831" by Various
His philosophical theories are not very clear.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
What were some of the theories of the Greek philosophers, and what shadowing of truth was there in their beliefs?
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
This vortex-ring theory shows easily how possible it is to-day to think what once was philosophically incredible.
"The Machinery of the Universe" by Amos Emerson Dolbear
I wish some philosopher would work out a theory of oranges.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
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In news:

One of the best essay films ever made on a cinematic subject, Thom Andersen's remarkable and sadly neglected hour-long documentary (1974) adroitly combines biography, history, film theory, and philosophical reflection.
Andrew Crumey's novel involves English scholars, quantum theory and the philosophes.
The purpose of this group is to debate, discuss, criticize, and analyze the philosophical foundations of political theories, including public policy issues such as taxes, war, abortion, and health care.
Spicer 's work uncannily prefaces at least two major philosophical developments: Deconstruction and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory.
Sharon Gannon takes the stealing concept even further to support her vegan philosophical theories … for example, confining an animal steals its life and by consuming meat, we steal the life and happiness of billions of animals.
Granted, quantum mechanics and relativity are fascinating theories, full of philosophical weirdness, as well as practical applications.
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In science:

However, the true understanding of the theory and its philosophical conclusions are still open problems.
On the Nature of Reality
A final theory is free of any philosophical preconception.
On the Nature of Reality
In fact it may determine what it means for a theory to be falsifiable, which is for now a purely philosophical concept.
On the Nature of Reality
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
Naturally, questions were then raised about the self-consistency of general relativity as a complete theory of gravity, a philosophical question the answer to which is still far from clear .
General relativistic cosmology with no beginning of time
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