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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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Freud introduces the death drive in order to explain all behavior that is not in accordance with the pleasure principle.
those eruptions of traumatic neurosis that put the pleasure principle out of action.
Nevertheless, all seems to point to a visible demonstration of the limits of the pleasure principle, limits that Freud located in a psychological framework on the macro-scale in terms of the pitfalls overwhelming a civilisation based upon the consumerist project of universal libidinal satisfaction--a project that cannot fulfil its largely fantastical implicit goals.
As in "The Pleasure Principle," Cohen shows an undogmatic attitude toward sexual bonding (of all ages) that's refreshing, though script's conclusion is disappointingly conventional.
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.
In La Carte Postale, Derrida argues that Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle owes an unacknowledged debt to Plato's Philebus.
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.
I would argue that this theorization of the populism of the culture industry is indebted to Freud's pleasure principle that argues that subjects experience a release from alienation and agitation (what Freud calls "excitation") through a fantasy of the loss of self in a greater unity.
Albums The Pleasure Principle and Telekon have brought synth to the masses.
The pleasure principle has also created new kinds of yogurt, new lines of fragrances, and the oxygen bar.
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.