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ineffability

Philosophy; General philosophy

Something "that cannot be expressed or described in language/words". It is concerned with ideas that cannot or should not be expressed in spoken words (or language in general), often being in the ...

idea

Philosophy; General philosophy

An idea is the content of cognition, a perception in consciousness of an object, which is the main thing you are thinking about and is therefore often deemed a personal view. However, according to ...

ethical egoism

Philosophy; General philosophy

See psychological egoism.

existentialism

Philosophy; General philosophy

A philosophic movement primarily associated with the mid-20th century, in part arising from phenomenology (see J. P. Sarte, M. Heidegger, K. Jaspers, A. Camus, etc. ) that insists that human beings ...

extensional

Philosophy; General philosophy

Having, or presupposing, a use of terms that is wholly determined by what falls under them (in this actual world). The meaning of a term in the extensional sense is given just by listing, or somehow ...

essence

Philosophy; General philosophy

Those features of an object that make it the kind of object it is, as opposed to its accidents (e.g. A person’s ability to reason is an essential human feature, while hair color would be an accident) ...

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