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Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

A universal is a property or relation that can be instanced, or instantiated, by a number of different particular things: each yellow thing provides an instance of the property of...

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Universal Jurisdiction

Roger O'Keefe.

in Journal of International Criminal Justice

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Criminal Law; International Law. 0 words.

Academic analysis of the Arrest Warrant case in the International Court of Justice has tended to focus to date on the Court’s judgment on immunity. Comparatively little attention has been...

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P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 67 words.

Usually, in linguistics, in the sense of *linguistic universal. E.g. the distinction between consonants and vowels is universal,

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universals

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 535 words.

The medieval problem of universals is to explain Aristotle’s definition of a universal as ‘what is predicable of many’.

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Universalism

Ayanna Thompson.

in Passing Strange

June 2011; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 10086 words.

This chapter examines two films that reveal contemporary notions of William Shakespeare, race, and universalism: Suture and Bringing Down the House. Both films grapple with the notion of...

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universalism

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Law.

Universalism, the principle positing the equal moral worth of all persons, finds its roots in Enlightenment philosophies of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Central to the...

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Universalism

Simon Caney.

in Justice Beyond Borders

January 2005; p ublished online April 2005 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 20134 words.

Any global political theory must start by asking whether there are in fact universal moral values, and this chapter addresses precisely this question. Section I engages in a conceptual...

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Universalism

Louis Jacobs.

in A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 672 words.

The question of universalism in Judaism is, and is bound to be, an extremely complicated one. The God Jews worship

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universalism

Daniel Chandler and Rod Munday.

in A Dictionary of Media and Communication

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 107 words.

1. (cognitive universalism) The *structuralist notion, found in Lévi-Strauss and analogous to Chomsky's notion of *transformational grammar,

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universalism

Daniel Chandler and Rod Munday.

in A Dictionary of Media and Communication

P ublished online March 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 109 words.

1. (cognitive universalism) The *structuralist notion, found in Claude Lévi-Strauss and analogous to Noam Chomsky’s notion of

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Universals

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 2175 words.

What impresses any observer of art, and our human interactions with art, is how much these universals differ from place

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Universality

Jack Donnelly.

in Encyclopedia of Human Rights

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration. 7498 words.

The foundational document of the global human rights regime is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The 1993 World Conference

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universals

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 51 words.

Abstract concepts, representing the common elements belonging to individuals of the same genus or species. The medieval doctrine of universals

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universals

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 51 words.

Abstract concepts, representing the common elements belonging to individuals of the same genus or species. The medieval doctrine of universals

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universalism

Siobhan Mullally.

in The New Oxford Companion to Law

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 603 words.

Universalism, the principle positing the equal moral worth of all persons, finds its roots in Enlightenment philosophies of the

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Universalism

James D. Hart and Phillip W. Leininger.

in The Oxford Companion to American Literature

January 1995; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (American). 144 words.

religious belief in universal salvation or the eternal progress of all souls. Since its followers consider that truth and righteousness

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universals

E. J. Lowe.

in The Oxford Companion to Philosophy

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 629 words.

Universals are the supposed referents of general terms like ‘red’, ‘table’, and ‘tree’, understood as entities distinct from any of

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universals

Richard L. Gregory.

in The Oxford Companion to the Mind

January 2004; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 53 words.

We experience particulars but not universals. Thus we see a particular triangle, but geometry depends upon generalized concepts of ‘triangularity’—

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universals

Simon Blackburn.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 317 words.

A universal is a property or relation that can be instanced, or instantiated, by a number of different particular things:

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universals

Simon Blackburn.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 317 words.

A universal is a property or relation that can be instanced, or instantiated, by a number of different particular things:

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Universalism

in The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity

January 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 446 words.

As the belief that ultimately all souls are saved or liberated, Universalism is opposed to Limitarianism, which holds that only

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