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Open-source computer software is software whose source code is either in the public domain or, more commonly, is...


Truth Theory

The pragmatic maxim, also known as the maxim of pragmatism or the maxim of pragmaticism, is a maxim of logic formulated by Charles Sanders Peirce. Serving as a normative recommendation or a regulative principle in the normative science of logic, its function is to guide the conduct of thought toward the achievement of its purpose, advising the...


Biographies

Baruch Benedict de Spinoza (24 Nov 1632 - 21 Feb 1677) was a Dutch philosopher of a Portuguese Jewish family, whose controversial metaphysical ideas led to cherem (removal) against him from Jewish Society, and his works were banned by the Vatican. Despite his considerable scientific aptitude, the breadth and importance of Spinoza's work was...


Information Theory

In semiotics, a sign relational complex is a generalization of a sign relation that allows for empty components in the elementary sign relations, or sign relational triples of the form (object, sign, interpretant). Generally speaking, when it comes to things that are being contemplated as ostensible or potential signs of other things, neither the existence nor the uniqueness...


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...


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...


Philosophy

Ethics (from the Ancient Greek ethikos, the adjective of ethos, "custom, habit"), is a major branch of Philosophy and the study of Value Theory, Customs and Morality of a person or group. It covers the analysis and employment of concepts such as Right and Wrong, Good and Evil, and moral responsibility...


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...


Philosophical Studies

Philosophy of mind is the philosophical study of the nature of the mind, mental events, mental functions, and consciousness. These areas give rise to some very difficult problems and questions; there are...


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...


Technology

A regular expression (abbreviated as regexp or regex) is a string that describes a whole set of strings, according to certain syntax rules. These expressions are used by many text editors and utilities (especially in the Unix...


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...


Software

Introducing GetWiki 1.0 - Despite the wonderful aspects of what the software could do, had many nagging problems, along with many hidden defaults which may not serve other sites beyond Pseudopedia's reach. After a series of bugfixes to Mediawiki 1.1.0, it became apparent the Internet-Encyclopedia software...


Culture

WikiSphere, like "Blogosphere" (or "BlogoSphere"), refers to the collection of all Wikis on the internet, and may be used in CamelCase form. GetWiki is a part of the WikiSphere, as is MeatballWiki, CommunityWiki, and many, many, many others. A number of WikiTerms are commonly used in the WikiSphere, just as in many subcultures. These terms have fairly obvious meanings -...


Biographies

Immanuel Kant (22 Apr 1724 - 12 Feb 1804) was a Prussian (German) philosopher, generally regarded as the most major figure in Modern Philosophy, put alongside Plato and Aristotle from Ancient Philosophy. This makes Kant one of history's most influential thinkers. Known for his highly articulated...


Topic Papers

All Rights Reserved © 1998-99 M.R.M. ParrottThe chapter discussed below first appeared as a series of internet discussion posts on Usenet, in 1998-99, and is the final chapter of "Synthetic A Priori", by M.R.M. Parrott. Take the Objectivist Challenge! Download and read the linked...


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,...


History of Philosophy

Ancient Western Philosophy - The key figure in transforming early Greek philosophy into a unified and continuous project - the one still being pursued today - is Socrates, who studied under several Sophists and then spent much of his life, we are told, engaging everyone in Athens in discussion trying to determine whether anyone had a very good idea what they were...


Culture

Timeless is a (dictionary:Timeless|word) which describes being (or "Being") without beginning or end, an eternal or everlasting quality,or being restricted to no particular time. It is the timeless beauty of great creativity, independent of time. Timeless in Work- Timeless (M.R.M. Parrott), novel trilogy by M.R.M. Parrott Timeless (Doctor Who)|Timeless (Doctor...


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

How many students have relied on false information from Wikipedia? Is the fact that it's a Wiki relevant to the question? "Pseudopedia", "The Wikipedia", is an open-content information website, whose co-founder claims is the "sum of all human knowledge", or at least, that it should become that sum. Since 2003, The...


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 term Indian Philosophy may refer to any of several traditions of philosophical thought, including: Hindu Philosophy Buddhist Philosophy Jain Philosophy


Technology

Web syndication is a form of syndication in which a section of a website is made available for other sites to use. This could be simply by licensing the content so that other people can use it; however, in general, web syndication refers to making Web feeds available from a site in order to provide...

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