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  • 1 Socrates and the beginnings of moral philosophy — Hugh H.Benson INTRODUCTION Cicero in Tusculan Disputations famously tells us that Socrates first called philosophy down from the sky, set it in cities and even introduced it into homes, and compelled it to consider life and morals, good and evil …

    History of philosophy

  • 2 covetous — covetous, greedy, acquisitive, grasping, avaricious mean having or manifesting a strong desire for possessions, especially material possessions. Covetous implies inordinateness of desire; very often, with allusion to the Ten Commandments, it… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Lust — Lust, n. [AS. lust, lust, pleasure, longing; akin to OS., D., G., & Sw. lust, Dan. & Icel. lyst, Goth lustus, and perh. tom Skr. lush to desire, or to E. loose. Cf. {List} to please, {Listless}.] 1. Pleasure. [Obs.] Lust and jollity. Chaucer.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 covetous — adjective Date: 13th century 1. marked by inordinate desire for wealth or possessions or for another s possessions 2. having a craving for possession < covetous of power > • covetously adverb • covetousness noun Synonyms …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 5 lust — n. 1. Cupidity, inordinate desire, longing desire, eagerness to possess. 2. Concupiscence, carnality, lechery, salaciousness, salacity, lubricity, wantonness, lasciviousness, carnal desire, brutal appetite …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 6 covetousness — noun 1. an envious eagerness to possess something (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑envy, ↑enviousness 2. reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins) • Syn: ↑avarice, ↑greed, ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 7 Imagin — For the animation studio of the same name, see Imagin (studio). The Imagin (イマジン, Imajin?) are a fictional race that serve as the antagonists in the Kamen Rider Series Kamen Rider Den O. The name Imagin comes from several words in the English,… …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …

    Universalium

  • 9 Hinduism — /hin dooh iz euhm/, n. the common religion of India, based upon the religion of the original Aryan settlers as expounded and evolved in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, etc., having an extremely diversified character with many… …

    Universalium

  • 10 sex — /seks/, n. 1. either the male or female division of a species, esp. as differentiated with reference to the reproductive functions. 2. the sum of the structural and functional differences by which the male and female are distinguished, or the… …

    Universalium

  • 11 Islamic arts — Visual, literary, and performing arts of the populations that adopted Islam from the 7th century. Islamic visual arts are decorative, colourful, and, in religious art, nonrepresentational; the characteristic Islamic decoration is the arabesque.… …

    Universalium

  • 12 Gothic Architecture — • History of the style Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Gothic Architecture     Gothic Architecture     † …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 13 Bad faith (existentialism) — For other uses, see Bad faith (disambiguation). Bad faith (from French, mauvaise foi) is a philosophical concept used by existentialist philosopher Jean Paul Sartre to describe the phenomenon where a human being under pressure from societal… …

    Wikipedia

  • 14 Logos School — is a Christian private school, and a member of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools. It is located in Moscow, Idaho. History of Logos School Logos School opened its doors in September 1981. It represented the concerted efforts and… …

    Wikipedia

  • 15 education — /ej oo kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. 2. the act or process of… …

    Universalium

  • 16 japan — japanner, n. /jeuh pan /, n., adj., v., japanned, japanning. n. 1. any of various hard, durable, black varnishes, originally from Japan, for coating wood, metal, or other surfaces. 2. work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner. 3. Japans,… …

    Universalium

  • 17 Japan — /jeuh pan /, n. 1. a constitutional monarchy on a chain of islands off the E coast of Asia: main islands, Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku. 125,716,637; 141,529 sq. mi. (366,560 sq. km). Cap.: Tokyo. Japanese, Nihon, Nippon. 2. Sea of, the… …

    Universalium

  • 18 Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …

    Universalium

  • 19 French literature — Introduction       the body of written works in the French language produced within the geographic and political boundaries of France. The French language was one of the five major Romance languages to develop from Vulgar Latin as a result of the …

    Universalium

  • 20 BIBLE — THE CANON, TEXT, AND EDITIONS canon general titles the canon the significance of the canon the process of canonization contents and titles of the books the tripartite canon …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism


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