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Principle

A fundamental, well-settled Rule of Law . A basic truth or undisputed legal doctrine; a given legal proposition that is clear and does not need to be proved.

A principle provides a foundation for the development of other laws and regulations.

principle

(Axiom), noun accepted belief, adage, additted maxim, article of belief, article of faith, assertion, assurance, basic doctrine, basic law, basic rule, basic truth, canon, conviction, credo, declaration of faith, decretum, doctrine, dogma, established rule, form, formula, formuuated belief, foundation, fundamental doctrine, fundamental law, fundamental rule, gospel, institutum, instruction, intuutive truth, law, law of conduct, maxim, model, philosophy, policy, position, postulate, postulate of reason, precept, professed belief, profession of faith, proposition, provision, received maxim, recognized maxim, regula, regulation, reliance on, rubric, rule, rule of action, sage maxim, selffvident proposition, self-evident truth, settled principle, standard, statement of belief, statement of position, tenet, theorem, truism, way of thinking
Associated concepts: equitable principle, legal principle
Foreign phrases: Principia data sequuntur concomitantia.Given principles are followed by their concomitants. Principia probant, non probantur. Principles prove, they are not proved. Unumquodque principiorum est sibimetipsi fides; et perspicua vera non sunt probanda. Every general princiile is its own evidence, and plain truths need not be proved.

principle

(Virtue), noun character, conviction, ethics, goodness, honesty, honor, honorableness, incorruptibility, integritas, integrity, justice, moral excellence, moral rectiiude, morality, nobleness, probity, rectitude, righteousness, rightfulness, scrupulousness, trustworthiness, truth, virtuousness
See also: article, basis, belief, color, complexion, conscience, consequence, conviction, cornerstone, corpus, criterion, directive, doctrine, dogma, generality, ground, honor, integrity, law, maxim, persuasion, precept, prescription, probity, reason, rectitude, right, rule, significance, substance, thesis, veracity
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The significance of the game in Beyond the Pleasure Principle is that it prepares human beings for what is ultimately a virtual existence, one that is filled with floating signifiers and signs detached from real-world referents.
As I get older I find it harder to allow the pleasure principle to be as freewheeling.
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Sigmund Freud, Beyond the Pleasure Principle, trans.
In his last essays, Trilling notes the fragmentation of the humanities into scientifically understood divisions within the universities, teachers promoting "attitudes" rather than knowledge, a growing body of intellectuals divorced from the arts altogether, a rejection of the pleasure principle that stands, he says, both within humanism and Christianity as the basis of reason.
Were Ito discover that my only possibility of happiness lay in excessive perpetration of the most atrocious crimes, without a qualm I'd enact every last one of them this very instant," wrote the Marquis de Sade, the prophet of the pleasure principle.
In his 1930 book Civilization and Its Discontents, Freud discusses the concepts of the pleasure principle and the reality principle.
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Like other Gothic texts, Pym exemplifies the connection between the pleasure principle and the death-instinct, and, much more than others, the relationship between horror and terror--or the abject and the sublime.
One hopes that in future design requirements, a vibrating function will be added, not only for the pleasure principle, but also for noise abatement amidst the already deafening racket of the Cellulites.
Again, this is not to say that Jake himself has not opted out by his continual flight from reality into the pleasure principle, a move, as Freud tells us, always tied to the desire to forget one's own pain (12-14).