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In addition to these principles, on which there was to be based a truly Muslim and social legislation, and policy, there are exacted the virtues of disinterestness, of mutual devotion and of brotherhood which, according to these writers, existed in Muslim countries before they were invaded by Western materialism, and which must now be taught again since they are the very ends towards which this Islamic regime is directed.
Director and Advisor Disinterestness and Independence Under Delaware Law, 23 DEL.
These criteria have their origins in the Mertonian norms of science (Merton, 1973), which are briefly summarized as universalism, communism, disinterestness, and organized scepticism.
Quoting a letter he had previously written Washington (22 February 1795), Paine tells him that "I do not hesitate to say that you have not served America with more disinterestness, or greater zeal, or more fidelity than myself and I know not if with better effect" (707) - an assertion first made in his letter to James Madison (24 September 1795) and later in his third letter To the Citizens of the United States (Writings 2:1380, 922).