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activist

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Philosophy.

The doctrine that action rather than theory is needed at some political juncture; an activist is therefore one who works to make change happen.

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Adam Smith

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Philosophy.

(1723–90)

Scottish philosopher and economist. Although best remembered as an economist, Smith was a polymath, and an eminent social theorist and moral philosopher. Born in...

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Albion Woodbury Small

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Sociology.

(1854–1926)

Albion Small was born in 11 May 1854 in Buckfield, Maine, to Albion K. P. Small and Thankful Lincoln (Woodbury) Small. Determined to follow his father into the ministry...

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Alfred Schutz

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Social Sciences.

(1899 –1959)

An Austrian sociologist who bridged the gap between the phenomenological study of everyday life and the analysis of higher-order social relations (see phenomenology)....

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Arnold Toynbee

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Economics.

(1852–83)

Arnold Toynbee was born in Savile Row, London on 23 August 1852 and died in Wimbledon on 9 March 1883. Two unexpected events shaped his formative years and later ...

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Arthur Fisher Bentley

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Politics.

(1870–1957)

Arthur Bentley was born on 16 October 1870 in Freeport, Illinois. He briefly attended York College and the University of Denver before going to Johns Hopkins...

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C. West Churchman

Overview page. Subjects: Management and Management Techniques — Philosophy.

(1913–)

C. West Churchman was born in Mount Airy, Pennsylvania in 1913. He was brought up in a Quaker background which undoubtedly contributed to his enduring moral and ethical...

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Carl Schmitt

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Philosophy.

(1888–1985)

German political theorist. Schmitt was influential as a conservative or reactionary critic of liberalism, and enthusiast for conflict and antagonism as perennial...

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ceteris paribus

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Economics.

Latin, other things being equal. A disclaimer frequently needed to qualify otherwise overstated claims, which are thereby qualified to apply only across a normal range of cases. By...

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change

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Sociology.

The central problems for a philosophy of change are the relationship of change to time, and the relationship of both of them to us. Although change is a fundamental element of the perceived...

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