Theo-capitalism

Theo-capitalism: The private money capital and commodity sales system conceived as God in its properties of infallibility,  omnipotence and benevolence, eternal necessity of rule, miracles and magic of operations, and rightful attack of all opponents as heretics requiring conversion or conquest. See also False religion and Ruling value-syntax. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All… Read More

Theoretical sentence

Theoretical sentence: A sentence essentially containing a term whose meaning is embedded in a particular scientific theory. 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. 

Theories of truth

Theories of truth: conformity to fact (correspondence); consistency with respect to other beliefs held to be true (coherence); manifest utility that gives no reason to doubt (pragmatism); reasoned agreement without prior foundations (constructivism). 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… Read More

Theory of probability

Theory of probability: A theory designed to interpret the term ‘probability’ and to obtain initial probability values for probability claims. 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.