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understanding

Philosophy archaic the mind, esp the faculty of reason
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understanding

see MEANINGFUL UNDERSTANDING AND EXPLANATION, VERSTEHEN.
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"If realized, it could help connect Brooks work with a team to help realize the kind of communal space and sustainable architecture he has decided to devote his career in architecture towards building.
In retrospect I realize that by coming out, I was presenting a question to the Deerfield community: "I am representing myself and all the students who are this way.
Minnie is the one who leaves the empty paper towel holder, and the empty toilet tissue roll so that the next person does not have these much-needed items, but may not realize it until they reach out to where they should have been.
"In the case of CLAs, which are typically equivalent to covenants not to sue," it said, "no realization of income has occurred because the parties generally do not realize any gains, but rather receive only the assurance that they develop their own technology without risk of litigation.
"I wonder if they realize that in natural forests, trees topple and rot; and rotting vegetation emits tons of methane gas, while our trees are cut for lumber and paper?"
Alps was able to realize a low resistance TuMR element by utilizing materials technology accumulated through its magnetic recorder business as well as process engineering cultivated through the development and production of MR and GMR heads.
It took me several years to realize that the cost accounting principles I learned in college didn't work that easily in a metalcasting facility environment.
When are the rank-and-file members of the UAW--especially those dissidents who claim they are being sold out by Ron Gettelfinger's tepid "reforms" to the health care plan--going to realize that the domestic auto industry is in danger of collapse?
I eventually did realize that life is precious, and you shouldn't waste a minute of it.
And when the earth quakes, many of those who gaze into the void left by the scientistic account realize a hidden spiritual anguish, perhaps as reaction to physical carnage or an immediate recognition of fundamental mortality, which calls out for a more substantive explanation to the basic questions.