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actualization

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Psychology.

The realization of latent potential. Compare self-actualization. actualize vb. [From Latin actualis of or relating to acts, from actus an act + Greek -izein cause to become or to resemble]

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Ada Lovelace

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Philosophy.

(1815–1852) British computer pioneer

Ada Lovelace was the daughter of Annabella Millbanke and the poet Lord Byron. Ada's mother left her husband after a month of marriage and Ada...

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Adam Sedgwick

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Earth Sciences and Geography.

(1785–1873)

Woodwardian Professor of Geology at Cambridge, where he modernized the teaching of geology. He is best known for unravelling the stratigraphy of North Wales (the...

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akrasia

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Psychology.

(Greek, incontinence)

The condition in which while knowing what it would be best to do, one does something else. The phenomenon intrigued Plato and Aristotle, because if we accept...

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Arne Naess

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Philosophy.

A Norwegianphilosopher, alpine climber, and influential environmental thinker (1912–2009), who coined the term deep ecology to express a vision of the world in which we protect the...

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associationism

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Philosophy.

A psychological doctrine concerning the attraction between mental elements or ideas, first suggested in a chapter entitled ‘Of the Association of Ideas’ that the English empiricist...

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asymmetric

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics — Philosophy.

A relation R is asymmetric if when Rxy it is not the case that Ryx.

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asymptotic

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Philosophy.

A line is asymptotic to a curve if the distance between the line and the curve tends to zero as the distance along the curve tends to infinity.

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ataraxia

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Philosophy.

The state of tranquillity or imperturbability, freedom from anxiety, considered to be one of the desirable results of an immersion in scepticism, and by Epicureans to be part of the highest...

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attributive

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Philosophy.

Of or relating to an adjective or adjectival phrase occurring within the same noun phrase as the noun that it modifies. For example, the adjective good is attributive in the phrase the good...

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