commonplace idea

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The commonplace idea, which occasionally shapes his arguments, is that science slowly refuted occultism, but as Stuart Clark and especially Paul Monod have recently shown, this is simply not the case.
It takes the commonplace idea of a teddy that goes home with children each weekend and, through wonderful rhymes and cadence, takes that bear on an extraordinary journey.
Today democratic societies tend to perceive Lilburne's claim to be a commonplace idea.
The author notes in the first chapter, "To borrow a commonplace idea from home audio and theater, architecture is the ultimate surround-sound experience translated in more directly spatial terms.
While a commonplace idea now, the notion dates back to the modernist poets such as T.
One commonplace idea about photography is that it depicts surfaces and traces on surfaces.
Hoeniger, suggests in a note to this speech that it expresses `a commonplace idea, which the dramatist might have met with in Boethius or in Montaigne, Essais, III.
But the name Pierre Restany will remain linked to a now commonplace idea that was so explosive in the late '50s: "the expressive autonomy of the real.
Like Paul Strohm's Theory and the Premodern Text (2000) and Bruce Holsinger's The Premodem Condition: Medievalism and the Making of Theory (2005), Cole's project is a groundbreaking work of medievalism that subverts commonplace ideas about the medieval, the modern, and the periodizing tendencies that force their separation.
Kent surveys and considers the scholarly tradition on these matters, but seldom accepts any commonplace ideas of judgements of value, preferring to offer the evidence in context to his readers, and let them decide for themselves.