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understanding

Philosophy archaic the mind, esp the faculty of reason

understanding

see MEANINGFUL UNDERSTANDING AND EXPLANATION, VERSTEHEN.
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Wolin suggests that democracy should best be understood as about forms rather than a form of constitution.
He relates to the stranger how he (and the disciples) has understood Jesus' life and death in relation to their hopes of liberation.
Will materialism (not the straw man of strong reductionism) demoralize us, or will we continue to find meaning in our personal and social lives even though life itself is understood to be a mechanism?
Sexual Utopianism in the German Reformation," traces shifts in the ways people understood marriage and sexuality.
In fact, many journals that tend toward highly quantitative articles request that referees assess a manuscript's potential for being understood by readers who are not prepared to assimilate the quantitative content.
Being understood gives the other person a feeling of mattering.
Proposals are encouraged that improve our understanding of the processes that link sources and receptors in such a way that the impact of specific source types or particle attributes on health effects may be more completely understood.
but is the matrix within which all the others occurred and within which contemporaries understood subjects now seen as essentially secular.
It was understood that the body served as both an outward sign of inner strength and vitality necessary to actually do the well of God.
We better understood that our yearnings for recapturing some of our youthful dreams at 40 were normal, and we encouraged each other to go for them.
One Fortune 500 CEO recalls feeling confident, about two years ago, that he had asked all the pertinent questions and understood exactly what his vendors were talking about when he agreed to purchase a large, company-wide database system from a team of well-respected technology firms.
Something is not known, understood, or able to be performed.