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

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