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Crichton, James [called the Admirable Crichton]

J. H. Burns.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Education; Philosophy. 3003 words.

Crichton, James [called the Admirable Crichton] (1560–1582), rhetorician and soldier, was born on 19 August 1560, probably at Eliock near Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, the son of Robert Crichton...

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Forbes, Alexander, fourth Lord Forbes of Pitsligo

Murray G. H. Pittock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Education; Philosophy. 1653 words.

Forbes, Alexander, fourth Lord Forbes of Pitsligo (1678–1762), philosopher and Jacobite army officer, only son of the third lord, Alexander Forbes (c.1655–1690), and Lady Sophia Erskine (flnull...

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Islamic ethics

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

Ethics in Islamic philosophy is a surprisingly uncontroversial area, since most thinkers agreed on the general principles of ethics. There was an early theological dispute as to how...

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loyalty

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Philosophy.

Of ethical interest because although loyalty to a friend, family, or other group can be a virtue, it is one that conflicts with the impartiality necessary to justice or to generalized...

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