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By contrast, edifying philosophy is suspicious of attempts to represent nature.
The reader receives a front and center view of Blair's simmering bulimia and Nate's marijuana addiction gets addressed, but not in any way a parent would find edifying.
Together, these cards and their texts constitute a chain of moral or edifying phrases, and reading them requires the spectator to move physically along the length of the cabinet (about eighteen fe et).
While the tone of Barnwell's narrative is both amiable and edifying, it is the careful selection of White's artwork that adds weight to the book.
Inevitably, some versions are preferred over others -- for their lucid and edifying interpretation of the Latin original, and their visual appeal.
Adopting a pragmatic, social, moral, political stand toward the tradition can indeed prove edifying in Dewey's sense of the term.