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GetWiki

Welcome to GetWiki, a Wiki for the Humanities and Sciences, and "meta" topics, from Metaphysics to Metadata, running the easy-to-use GetWiki software. The website, first known as "GetMeta", was launched in April, 2004 as a testing platform for Wikinfo, which at that...


History of Philosophy

Gnosticism is a blanket term for various religions and sects most prominent in the first few centuries A.D. Many elements of second-century gnosticsm are pre-Christian. The name of gnosticism comes from the Greek word for knowledge, gnosis (??????), referring to the idea that there is special, hidden knowledge (esoteric knowledge) that only a few may possess. The...


GetWiki

With GetWiki, you can use custom images, thumbnails and thumbnails with caption links to enhance your articles. Below are some examples of image links, as implemented by the latest GetWiki. Keep in mind that now pixel dimensions specified are obeyed, as well as WikiCreole-style braces (although, the word "image:", or "Image:", is required), while still keeping...


Philosophy

Philosophical Method (or philosophical methodology) is the study and description of how to "do" Philosophy, arguably the "Mother" of all the Arts and Sciences. The basic feature of such a method is the questioning of "given" things, or things assumed to be true. The method also has to do with one's motivation in studying Philosophy or Science. We often find ourselves believing...


GetWiki

The GetWiki "meta forum" pages are here to discuss things in the "Forum" namespace. These pages work just as others do, except they do not have their own talk pages (further changes may be forthcoming). So, create/import articles as normal, using the form "Forum:Page Title" and the "GO" button. You can use threaded discussion, blog-style...


Technology

__NOTOC__ Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML), or simply XTML, is an SGML markup language that has the same expressive possibilites as HTML, but conforms to the XML standard which is more strict. XHTML has been...


GetWiki

GetWiki and Your Rights By default, you grant permission to copy, distribute and/or modify your document(s) under the Creative Commons License Attribution-Share Alike 3.0. If content is imported from another Wiki, and one which has licensed its content under the GNU FDL, we are required to license that work (which is owned by no...


Philosophy

Ontology is the most fundamental branch of Metaphysics, the study of Being and Existence, as well as the basic Categories of things in general. A Being is anything that can be said to 'be' in various senses of the word 'be'. The verb "to be"...


Books

Timeless is a of action-adventure by M.R.M. Parrott, combining science fiction, Time travel, intrigue, political theory and History, with stories of love and discovery. Timeless: A Novel Trilogy is being published as a set, with Books I, II and III available from [http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/m.r.m.-parrott...


History of Philosophy

Modern philosophy is Philosophy done during the "modern" era of Europe and North America. It is not a specific doctrine or school, (and so should not be confused with Modernism or Modernity) although there are certain assumptions common to much of it distinguishing it from Renaissance Philosophy and Contemporary Philosophy periods. Is Modern Philosophy Modern?...


Topic Papers

This protected article by M.R.M. Parrott first appeared on rimric folio, Spring 2004. "Participating in a Wiki brings many of the same feelings of freedom as having one's own website or participating in a discussion forum, but there are serious pitfalls to consider, especially for a larger, public Wiki." In the early years of the century, a new form of making a...


History of Philosophy

The history of Philosophy in the west begins with the Greeks, and particularly with a group of philosophers commonly called the "pre-Socratics", so named because they appeared before Socrates brought dramatic change to philosophy. This is not to say that there were not other...


Technology

A browser "feed" icon, used in Firefox, for example, and the Atom website icon, used with valid feeds The name Atom applies to a pair of related standards. The Atom Syndication Format is an XML language used for Web Feeds, while the Atom Publishing...


Mathematics

In logic and mathematics, a parametric operator Omega! with parameter alpha! in the parametric set Alpha! is a indexed family of operators (Omegaalpha)Alpha = Omegaalpha : alpha in Alpha with index alpha! in the index set Alpha!. A multigrade operator Omega is a parametric operator with parameter k in the set N of non-negative integers. The application of...


Philosophy

Teleology (telos: end, purpose) is the philosophical study of design, purpose, directive principle, or finality in nature or human creations. Teleology traditionally is contrasted with Naturalism, which views nature as lacking design or purpose. For example, Naturalism would say that a...


GetWiki

import license notices - As you'll see, I've used the boilerplate added to the bottom of imported pages (using Ontology as an example) as such: notices- some content may have been adapted from the Pseudopedia article, "Ontology" under the GNU Free Documentation License or notices- some content may have been adapted from the...


Truth Theory

A truth theory or a theory of truth is a conceptual framework that underlies a particular conception of truth, such as those used in art, ethics, logic, mathematics, philosophy, the sciences, or any discussion that either mentions or makes use of a notion of truth. A truth theory can be anything from a casual theory, based on implicit, informal, and vaguely...


Topic Papers

There are key elements of Philosophy, Theology, Teleology and Ontology present throughout The Matrix Series. The overall story involves a critique of a society much like our own which has allowed technological controls to run amok, impinging on...


Science

There are many definitions of complexity, therefore many natural, artificial and abstract objects or networks can be considered to be complex systems, and their study (complexity science) is highly interdisciplinary. Examples of complex systems include ant-hills, ants themselves, human economies, nervous systems, cells and living things,...


Information Theory

This article provides an informal introduction to several core ideas. For a more complete account see information theory. Semiotic information theory considers the information content of signs and expressions as it is conceived within the semiotic or sign-relational framework developed by Charles Sanders Peirce. Once over...


Biographies

Max Weber (21 Apr 1864 - 14 Jun 1920) was a German thinker who developed a "Hermeneutic" tradition in Sociology and Economics. Weber based many of his economic studies on early twentieth-century Germany, and became well-known for his study of the "bureaucratization" of society. Life and Works - Born in Erfurt, Germany, and the eldest of seven children of Max Weber and Helene, young...


Technology

The GNU project was launched by Richard Stallman with the goal of creating a complete free operating system: the GNU system. The project was announced to the public on September 27, 1983, on the net.unix-wizards newsgroup. The original announcement was followed by Stallman's "GNU Manifesto" and other essays that laid out his motivations and ideology for the GNU project, one of...


Philosophy

Metaphysics is a difficult branch of Philosophy, but is rather easy to define: It is the study of the most fundamental concepts and beliefs about them. Examples of metaphysical concepts are Being, Existence, Purpose, Universals, Property, Relation, Causality, Space, Time, Event,...

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