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Philological training creates men possessing fixed principles who are able to counter charlatanism and superficiality because it is rigorous and austere.
Findlen explains that "[w]hile on a popular level, the illusory qualities of scientific play were classified as charlatanism, the more scholarly play of the virtuosi increasingly became a central feature of scientific activity" (319).
If the poet-protagonists of recent novels by Ben Lerner and Nicholson Baker are to be believed, contemporary poets are keenly sensitive to the kind of charlatanism Simpson describes because they tend to see themselves as frauds.
Every day, it seems, Lebanon has become a vast con game, an unprincipled country where violence is given free rein, where charlatanism is rewarded, where incompetence is generalized and where legalized theft is widespread -- a country which it is easy to leave and from which the young understandably seek escape.
Encroachment, Charlatanism, and the Emerging Profession: Psychology, Sociology, and Medicine.
He demonstrates the philosophical underpinnings of sociology, exploring how sociology tries to quantify social experience, the lure and disappointment of rational choice theory, the complicated idea if any "social mechanism," the sociology of science in its rational and constructivist modes, and academic charlatanism surrounding the sociology-philosophy connection.
The man relied on phantom power and religious beliefs that some Iranians quickly considered a type of political charlatanism.
Reel tries to build a case that the nascent war over evolution played into the charges of charlatanism against Du Chaillu.
Constructions of Obeah as "witchcraft, magic, superstition and charlatanism," Paton emphasizes, reflect the power of "colonial law making and law enforcing practices" to distort and exclude what can be considered a religion and distinguish between "true religion" and superstitious paganism (Paton 2009:2-3).
In the world of professional voice, situated uniquely between art and science and heavily influenced by medical practice, the consequences of charlatanism, while not life threatening in the physical sense, are nonetheless dire.
Under the title "Apes, Ants and Fantasies" he scathingly let rip, over a full page and a half, against all such charlatanism, point by point, even contradicting claims that Marais himself had never made (for example, that as every vivisecting anatomist should know, baboons have no appendices).
More recently Professor Rosamond McGuinness found herself forced to declare that 'compared with Christopher Simpson, one cannot escape the suspicion of charlatanism in dealing with John Birchensha' (p.