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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.

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It is one of those rare texts which offers rich, practical advice for teachers at all levels, provides a set of core philosophical principles on which to base classroom practice and is rooted in an intellectual rigour that all teachers need at this time of political threat and uncertainty.
Debates over what it means to support a team, whether women's basketball is a superior version of the game to that played by men, or the age-old question of Wilt-v.-Russell might well engage students and in the process teach them philosophical principles. Aristotle might go down a little easier if he is leavened with the examples of Shaquille O'Neal, "The Big Aristotle." The temptation to which too many of the writers succumb, however, is that of the extended basketball metaphor.
Demystified actually has more in the way of abstract, general philosophical principles, and less examination of particular practices, than Joly's 1999 book, Wine from Sky to Earth.
Early on he laid down some very basic philosophical principles to live by, which is why the mission of his company, Starkey Laboratories and Foundation, is to promote hearing health awareness, provide hearing aids to needy persons and support research and education in hearing.
By tracing the roots of the important concepts, world views, and philosophical principles, I will connect modern Western environmental ethics to various Native (American and others) philosophical ideas, Eastern religious and philosophical systems, and some non-mainstream Western philosophical perspectives.
During the question period following a talk I gave to the UNAB medical school at Bucaramanga, Colombia, I was asked to describe the philosophical principles that had guided my academic career.
That could mean anything from talking about the philosophical principles they use to ground their political positions or the religious beliefs that anchor their policy priorities.
But while national leaders might make changes here and there, the plan will be built on some philosophical principles expected to guide SPJ for years to come.
Nonetheless, there was no lack of debate on legal or philosophical principles. As Willem Frijhoff demonstrates in a probing analysis, Dutch intellectuals vigorously discussed the foundations of their new republic.
Our "Heresy" comes from the Greek "Hairesis." In classical writers, it denotes any school or system of philosophical principles. Josephus (Jewish War 2.8.1--1st century AD) applies it to the Essenes.
Detailed case histories are used throughout to illustrate how employment specialists can apply the philosophical principles of IPS intervention to real life client oriented vocational situations.
Propositions which are directly conceivable on the basis of philosophical principles.

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