Pantheism

Pantheism: doctrine according to which divinity is inherent in the cosmos  and its life forms. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11. 

Paradox

Paradox: statement or context containing a real or apparent self-contradiction. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11. 

Pareto Optimum

Pareto Optimum (or Pareto efficiency): A standard ideal of philosophical and economic rationality in which no-one can be made better off without making someone else worse based on pure-type dyadic exchanges of private assets in vacuo. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy… Read More

Partnership for health promotion

Partnership for health promotion: A partnership for health promotion is a voluntary agreement between two or more partners to work cooperatively towards a set of shared health outcomes. Reference: new definition Such partnerships may form a part of intersectoral collaboration for health, or be based on alliances for health promotion. Such partnerships may be limited… Read More

Performance Principle

Performance Principle: The forms of life demanded by social organization (Freud) which Marcuse criticizes as one-dimensional. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11. 

Personal skills

Personal skills: See life skills Source: Health Promotion Glossary (1998), WHO/HPR/HEP/98.1

Pessimism

Pessimism: doctrine according to which pain or evil outweighs pleasure or good in the universe. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11. 

Phenomenology

Phenomenology: diverse movement adopting consciousness or lived experience as its object of philosophical study. A major school of contemporary philosophy in which human consciousness as such is adopted as the direct object of analysis prior to the subject-object distinction, causal explanation or scientific claims. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time,… Read More

Platonism

Platonism: A position which holds or resembles Plato’s view that there is an ideal noumenal realm of pure, self-subsistent, eternal and perfect Forms independent of material reality which consists of inferior and mutable copies and appearances. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy… Read More

Polytheism

Polytheism: doctrine according to which many distinct gods exist. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11.