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Concepts Samples

2007-February-18

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justice
In philosophy, the concept of a proper proportion between a person’s deserts (what is merited) and the good and bad things that befall or are allotted to him or her.
mode
In music, any of a variety of concepts used to classify scales and melodies.
Marshall Plan
(1948-51) U.S.-sponsored program to provide economic aid to European countries after World War II.
religion, philosophy of
Branch of philosophy that studies key metaphysical and epistemological concepts, principles, and problems of religion.
Shao Yong
Chinese philosopher who greatly influenced the development of the idealist school of Neo-Confucianism.
physical anthropology
Branch of anthropology concerned with the study of human evolution and human biological variation.
feudalism
Term that emerged in the 17th century that has been used to describe economic, legal, political, social, and economic relationships in the European Middle Ages.
cultural anthropology
Branch of anthropology that deals with the study of culture.
harmony
In music, the sound of two or more notes heard simultaneously. In a narrower sense harmony refers to the extensively developed system of chords and the rules that govern relations between them in Western music.
Bohr, Niels (Henrik David)
Danish physicist.

welfare state
Concept of government in which the state plays a key role in protecting and promoting the economic and social well-being of its citizens.

urban planning
Programs pursued as a means of improving the urban environment and achieving certain social and
economic objectives.

Freud, Sigmund
Austrian neuropsychologist, founder of psychoanalysis, and one of the major intellectual figures of the 20th century.

The World of Jean Baudrillard
Annotated bibliography of Baudrillard’s works, with explanations of key passages and concepts.

Chad Hansen’s Chinese Philosophy Page
Exhaustive examination of Chinese philosophy. Includes the author’s essays, and discusses key Daoist (Taoist) concepts that inform, and are informed by, Chinese thought in general. Provides an outline of the author’s book on Daoism (Taoism), plus course materials for on-line classes on Zhuangzi and philosophy.

Classical Adlerian Psychology
“Comprehensive resource on this theory, taught at the Alfred Adler Institute of San Francisco, U.S. Contains details on its principles and practices, profiles of key psychologists, concept maps, and a demonstration of the Socratic interview technique, used by Adlerian therapists. Also includes course information, a referral service, a bibliography, FAQs, quotes, images, and an events calendar.”

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