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
The re-adjustment in his theory was so simple, that only a great philosopher could have failed to make it sooner.
"Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle" by H. N. Brailsford
Wordsworth's philosophical theory, in short, depends upon the asserted identity between our childish instincts and our enlightened reason.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
It is also evident that the principles of biology and the theory of evolution are hinted at by this philosopher.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Mr. Lindquist seems to be a philosopher whose practise will bear comparison with his theory.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Rousseau, Voltaire, Condillac, and Helvetius are in philosophic theory but pupils of Locke.
"The Origins and Destiny of Imperial Britain" by J. A. Cramb
But it seems to me, there is no small error even in this last and more philosophical theory.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
For the philosophic theories relating to this subject see ACCIDENTALISM.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
What they had produced, and in great abundance, were isolated philosophical ideas, theories, hints, and suggestions.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
This was the philosophical theory that I sketched in my former lecture.
"The Sources Of Religious Insight" by Josiah Royce
Philosophers discussed theories among themselves or taught wisdom to the young, who listened attentively.
"Tales of the Wonder Club" by M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)
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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
Jarrett, Philosophical Consequences of Quantum Theory, eds. J.T.
EPR Test with Photons and Kaons: Analogies
An emphasis was made on both theory and experiment, the underlying ob jective being to offer to the physical, mathematical and philosophic communities a truly interdisciplinary conference as a privileged place for a scientific interaction.
Quantum theory: Reconsideration of foundations
Kastler [K2] and the recent book [BBIM] contain detailed introductions to superselection theory in algebraic quantum field theory. 61For a complete list of all relevant papers and a recent “philosophical” overview of the sub ject see H.
Non-Commutative Geometry, Categories and Quantum Physics
Verch [BFV]), but there are, in our opinion, other fundamental issues that need to be addressed in a completely unconventional way and that are related to the “philosophical interpretation” of states and observables in the theory in “atemporal-covariant” context (following ideas of C.
Non-Commutative Geometry, Categories and Quantum Physics
Techniques of this sort are particularly well-suited for handling the deep philosophical issues that arise in quantum cosmology when quantum theory is applied to the universe as a whole.
Canonical Quantum Gravity and the Problem of Time
The (cid:12)rst mathematical treatment of feasible numbers was given in []. (The philosophical discussions go back to Mannoury, Poincar(cid:19)e, and Wittgenstein.) For this we start with the (cid:12)rst-order theory of arithmetic, and we add a unary predicate F .
Looking from the inside and from the outside
The book treats the history, philosophical ramifications and consistency of theories arising from Bohm’s original model and their relations to other alternative theories.
Book Review: Bohmian Mechanics and Quantum Theory: An Appraisal
Though this book does not answer all the questions one is compelled to ask of Bohmian mechanics, it does demonstrate that Bohm’s theory and its successors form a vibrant part of contemporary physical theory and a locus of stimulating philosophical inquiry.
Book Review: Bohmian Mechanics and Quantum Theory: An Appraisal
Even if on a philosophical level the very existence of such a final theory is dubious, it is certainly a fascinating dream.
Constructive Field Theory and Applications: Perspectives and Open Problems
The Space of Mathematics: Philosophical, Epistemological and Historical Explorations. (International Symposium on Structures in Mathematical Theories.
Some calculus with extensive quantities: wave equation
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