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drudge
noun:
a person made to do hard, menial or dull work
normative
adjective:
establishing, relating to, or deriving from a standard or norm, especially of behavior
epigram
noun:
a pithy saying or remark expressing an idea in a clever and amusing way
metaphysics
noun:
the branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of things, including absract concepts such as being, knowing, substance, cause, identity, time and space; abstract theory or talk with no basis in reality
dogmatic
adjective:
inclined to lay down principles as incontrovertibly true
phenomenology
noun:
the science of phenomena as distinct from that of the nature of being; an approach that concentrates on the study of consciousness and the objects of direct experience
multifarious
adj:
many and of various types; having many varied parts or aspects
multifarious
adj:
many and of various types; having many varied parts or aspects
heterogeneous
adj:
diverse in character or content
axiomatic
adj:
self-evident or unquestionable
artificer
noun:
a skilled craftsman or inventor
gestalt
noun:
an organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts
positivism
a philosophical system that holds that every rationally justifiable assertion can be scientifically verified or is capable of logical or mathematical proof, and that therefore rejects metaphysics and theism
epistemology
the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity and scope. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion.
exegesis
noun:
cricitical explanation or interpretation of a text
insidious
adj:
proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects; treacherous, crafty
trenchant
adj:
vigorous or incisive in expression or style
catharsis
noun:
the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions
epigone
noun:
a less distinguished follower or imitator of someone, especially an artist or philosopher
parsimonious
adj:
unwilling to spend money or use resources; stingy or frugal
dithyramb
noun:
a wild choral hymn of ancient Greece, especially one dedicated to Dionysius