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2012-02-06 22:26:54

French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty wrote several noted works during the period 1940-1960, discussing human corporeity and what it means for a human to have a body. International philosophical research into Merleau-Ponty has primarily focussed on his relationships with other philosophers. A thesis published by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, presents him instead from the perspective of the history of ideas, focussing on the human corporeity and carnality. The work Helena...

2008-12-02 07:25:00

ORO VALLEY, Ariz., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2008 Schopenhauer International Literary Award recipient is Glynn E. Thompson for his novel "The Raving Eunuch Monks," a masterpiece of psychosocial insight. The award recognizes authors who give voice to the philosophical tenets of Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860). The German philosopher was among the first to contend that the universe is an irrational place. Inspired by Plato and Immanuel Kant, Schopenhauer developed their philosophies...

2008-09-21 03:00:00

By Sparrow, Tom Sensation breaks up every system ... Emmanuel Levinas, Totality and Infinity It is both our panic and our privilege to be mortal and sense- full. We live on the leash of our senses. Although they enlarge us, they also limit and restrain us, but how beautifully. Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses When phenomenology turns to the body in its analyses of perception, it is seeking a way out of the tacit idealism which haunts its methodology. Carnal...

2008-09-21 03:00:12

By Mann, Bonnie Recently, philosophers have taken to announcing a revival or a renaissance in the study of the philosophical work of Simone de Beauvoir.1 Sonia Kruks argues that feminist Beauvoir studies, having passed through an early ( 1970s) phase in which women related to Beauvoir as an icon, and through a middle (1980s) phase in which feminist thinkers related to Beauvoir as an adversary, has now entered a phase of serious philosophical engagement.2 This latter phase tends to be...

2005-08-19 10:33:08

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African security policeman Gideon Nieuwoudt, who commanded the torture of anti-apartheid hero Steve Biko, has died at the age of 54 from cancer, SABC radio reported on Friday. Nieuwoudt was notorious as one of the apartheid government's most sinister operatives and was connected with several infamous cases which exposed the white government's brutality toward its political opponents. "Nieuwoudt was feared by the people that he interrogated,...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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