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Philosophical Studies

Dynamism is term of philosophy and science coined by Gottfried Leibniz (16461716) and developed into a full system of cosmology. Dynamism describes that what exists are simple elements, or for Leibniz, monads, and groups of elements which have only the essence of forces. Interaction between elements takes place without contact, through modes or...


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 {{image:metaforum.gif}} WikiCreole-style braces (although, the word "image:", or "Image:", is...


Biographies

Aristotle (384-322 BC) was a major Greek thinker in Ancient Philosophy, a student of Plato (who was student of Socrates) and a teacher of Alexander the Great. Aristotle was the first to treat many of the subjects we know separately, from Metaphysics, Logic and Physics to Ethics, Poetics, Politics and...


Mathematics

In mathematics, a finitary boolean function is a function of the form f : Bk ? B, where B  {0, 1} is a boolean domain and where k is a nonnegative integer. In the case where k - 0, the "function" is simply a constant element of B. More generally, a function of the form f : X ? B, where X is an arbitrary set, is a boolean-valued...


Culture

The protected articles included below by M.R.M. Parrott first appeared on rimric folio in 2003. Older Than You Know- In the passage of years following that big year for Matrix fans, 2003, and of course, the breakthrough in 1999, I find the "trilogy", "franchise", or just "series", as more and more relevant to today's world, while also striking...


Culture

THX 1138 - After watching the new DVD release of George Lucas's THX 1138, I cannot get the themes out of my mind. It may sound overstated, but I think the film is one of the very best "future shock", sci-fi, works I have seen. Although there are cynical levels on which to read the film, there is also an affirmative reading - a sense of hope. The tension between dystopia and utopia...


History of Philosophy

Islamic Philosophy is a part of the Islamic studies, and is a longstanding attempt to create...


GetWiki

this is an archive, or bottle, of prior water cooler talk... wiki-forums- Here's a topic: Do you think wiki's are good for use to start a discussion forum, or not? The question came up recently on an ibiblio listserv, and I thought a wiki-app could be better than Slashcode or Scoop, etc, at least for academic purposes or document...


Logic

A rhema or a rheme (also "relative term" and "topic comment"), is a logical term that requires reference to any number of other objects, called the correlates of the term, in order to denote a definite object, called the relate (pronounced with the accent on the first syllable) of the relative term in question. A relative term is typically expressed in ordinary language...


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...


Technology

The Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative work available for others legally to build upon and share. The organization has released several copyright licenses known as Creative Commons Licenses. These licenses, depending on the one chosen, restrict only...


Biographies

Mark Ray Martin Parrott is an American philosopher, writer, musician, photographer, designer, and programmer, known for his early adoption of independent, small press Publishing, and as developer of GetWiki, a wiki/blog website focusing on Philosophy and other subjects. M.R.M. Parrott's books include...


Truth Theory

Pragmatic theory of truth refers to those accounts, definitions, and theories of the concept truth that distinguish the philosophies of pragmatism and pragmaticism. The conception of truth in question varies along lines that reflect the influence of several thinkers, initially and notably, Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, and John Dewey, but a number of common...


History of Philosophy

Please contribute to this page Often overlooked, the time after the great ancient philosophers was rich with philosophical activity, rediscovery of ancient writing, and challenges to tradition. Hellenistic Philosophers - Cicero Zeno of Citium Epictetus Epicurus Lucretius Empedocles The Neo-Platonists: Ammonius...


Mathematics

In Mathematics, the word null (from German null and Norwegian null, which is from Latin nullus, both meaning "zero", or "none")cite journal |title="null" |journal=The Oxford English Dictionary, Draft Revision March 2004 |url=http://dictionary.oed.com |year=2004 |accessdate-2007-04-05 may or may not have a meaning different from zero. Sometimes the symbol ? is used...


Technology

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a language that is used to describe the stylistic presentation of a structured document written in HTML or XML. The CSS specification is maintained by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Overview - CSS is predominantly used by web page authors to define colors, fonts, layout, and other document characteristics. It is...


Software

PHP (PHP:Hypertext Preprocessor) is a reflective programming language originally designed for producing dynamic web pagesweblink | work PHP Manual| title = Introduction | accessdate - 2006-11-15 PHP is used mainly in server-side scripting, but can be used from a command line interface or in...


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...


GetWiki

Background - GetWiki allows TeX markup for mathematics and logic formulas. Instead of assuming complicated dependencies and server resources on all GetWiki-based wikis just to generate PNG images, GetWiki translates TeX into simple XHTML markup1, with LaTeX parsing and image rendering available as a deprecated option2. In the future, as browsers become even more XML...


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...


Culture

Wikinfo was inspired by Fred Bauder in 2003, based on Wikipedia, but differed in that articles were to be written from a "Sympathetic Point of View" (SPOV). From January, 2004 to March, 2007, it ran and helped fuel development of the GetWiki collaboration software. Once again using Wikipedian software to power the site, the XML-based importing of Wikipedia content has...


Science

Systems Theory (or Theorie) or General Systems Theory or Systemics is an interdisciplinary field which studies systems as a whole. Systems Theory was founded by Ludwig von Bertalanffy, William Ross Ashby and others between the 1940s and the 1970s on principles from Physics, Biology and Engineering and later grew with connections into...


Culture

Freshmeat (freshmeat.net) is a website that allows programmers of POSIX tools and their users to find each other. Programmers register their projects and inform the site about updates; users browse for software and download and (sometimes) rate or comment on the software. Software is categorized by field of application, license, development status, environment,...


Philosophical Studies

The philosophy of language doesn't ask what particular words mean, or whether particular sentences are true. (Except of course for words and sentences about the language.) Rather, it asks what meaning in general is. What is the meanings of the word "meaning"? How do we to understand this concept? Maybe, on first glance,...


GetWiki

welcome, getwiker! - Depending on what you know about Wikis or the history of the GetWiki site, you may be frustrated on how to create new pages, or edit the ones we have here. As of August 2008, the software has been completely replaced (along with all built-in assumptions about wikis) with a whole new platform. There are remaining details to work out on the site,...

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