Substance

Substance: Classically, in Western metaphysics, individual realities in which different accidental properties inhere, as for example ‘this apple’ in which inheres redness,etc. 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. 

Supportive environments for health

Supportive environments for health: Supportive environments for health offer people protection from threats to health, and enable people to expand their capabilities and develop self-reliance in health. They encompass where people live, their local community, their home, where they work and play, including people’s access to resources for health, and opportunities for empowerment. Reference: adapted… Read More

Sustainable development

Sustainable development: Sustainable development is defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (WCED 1987). It incorporates many elements, and all sectors, including the health sector, which must contribute to achieve it. Reference: Our common future: Report of the World Commission… Read More

Sustainable health promotion actions

Sustainable health promotion actions: Sustainable health promotion actions are those that can maintain their benefits for communities and populations beyond their initial stage of implementation. Sustainable actions can continue to be delivered within the limits of finances, expertise, infrastructure, natural resources and participation by stakeholders. Reference: New definition Achieving the changes in risk factors and… Read More

Syllogism

Syllogism: An argument formed by some combination of categorical sentences, containing two premises and three distinct terms, with one term (middle term) occurring in both premises but not in the conclusion. 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… Read More

Synthetic / analytic distinction

Synthetic / analytic distinction: distinction concerning propositions that add to our knowledge of the universe (synthetic) or deduce meaning already contained already in concepts, sentences or arguments (analytic). 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… Read More