Less Pretension More Ambition

Author: Peter van Lieshout
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089642951
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... a political system that ensures collective decision-making processes resulting
in citizens feeling connected to the outcome and each other, and a society which
is sufficiently open and offers space for various individual and collective
ambitions. Certainly not everyone will entirely agree with this description. Over
the past twenty years, there has been growing resistance to an interpretation that
implies that the Western model is the best, and the above formulation comes
close to doing ...

Merriam Webster S Dictionary Of Synonyms

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
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ISBN: 9780877793410
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ambition ambition, aspiration, pretension mean strong desire for advancement.
Ambition has personal advancement or preferment as its end; it may be
praiseworthy but is sometimes inordinate (ambition for fame) (ambition to hold
office) (ambition to acquire wealth) (vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself-Shak
.) Aspiration implies as its object something felt to be above one, the striving after
which is uplifting or ennobling (aspiration after knowledge) (that spirit of his in
aspiration lifts ...

Healing God S Earth

Author: S. Roy Kaufman
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621898172
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The Prophetic Challenge to Urban Civilization While the imperial ambitions of the
Davidic dynasty foundered with the rebellion of the northern tribes of Israel
against the rule of Solomon's son Rehoboam (1 Kings 12), the die was cast. The
ancient Israelites would henceforth live under the rule of imperial ambitions and
pretensions, with the northern kingdom of Israel becoming the primary heir of
those ambitions; ironically, in view of its separation from Judah as a peasant-
inspired ...

Facing Epistemic Uncertainty

Author: Roel van Goor
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9056297201
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Introduction The impossibility of redeeming the original ambitions of metaphysics
and epistemology is hardly contested these days, which led Hilary Putnam to the
conclusion that “philosophical problems are unsolvable“ (Putnam, 1990, P. 19).
Awareness of this ultimate insolvability is reflected in recent discussions in
philosophy of education, which pay a great deal of attention to the resulting
necessity of reformulating the ambitions and pretensions of this discipline.
Against this ...

Divine Perogative And Royal Pretension

Author: Donald F. Murray
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567231011
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But of these struggles—struggles against foes without the realm, to establish
political hegemony; struggles with rivals within the realm, among family and
supporters as well as among declared opponents, to thwart their ambitions and
contain their threat; struggles within himself, to balance the exigencies of royal
power against the seductions of private inclination—none will 1. Admittedly, this
section contains the compact account of David's capture of Jerusalem 5.6-9, but
this seems ...

America S Culture Of Professionalism

Author: D. Brown
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113733715X
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47 Ignorance is notacondition that most people willingly acknowledge, so
America's culture ofprofessionalism has led toakindof wellmeaning pretension on
the part of ambitious professionals. Pretension inthis case meansletting others
assume thatyou know morethanyouactually do.Aspecialist's pretension naturally
arises when others are ignorant, including other specialists.Few professionals
are likely to challenge each other's pretensions to spare themselves the
disappointment of ...

The Lincolns In The White House

Author: Jerrold M. Packard
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 146685278X
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Mary Lincoln knew all about Miss Chase's ambitions and pretensions and knew
equally that the younger woman ridiculed her as a hopeless hick from the Wild
West. In return, through the entirety of Mary's years in Washington she directed a
huge part of her always abundant supply of rancor squarely at the treasury
secretary's daughter. As for Kate's father, Chase's yawning presidential ambitions
during Lincoln's first term would eventually reach a level of almost open rebellion
against ...

Delphi Complete Works Of Plutarch Illustrated

Author: Plutarch
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 1909496626
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These are driven to it, their ambition and pretension and vainglory compel them,
engaged as they are in giving banquets, bestowing favours, paying court,
sending presents, supporting armies, buying gladiators. But you stir up this vast
turmoil of affairs and harass and distract yourself when for meanness you live the
life of a snail, and you put up with every discomfort and get no good of it, like a
bathhouse keeper's ass that carries faggots and kindling, always foul with smoke
and ashes, ...

Bits Of Table Talk On Pushkin Mickiewicz Goethe Turgenev And Sienkiewicz

Author: Waclaw Lednicki
Publisher: Springer
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His Trilogy resembles War and Peace without the author's comments—the
teaching arose by itself, the readers found it although Sienkiewicz had no
ambition or pretension to guide his nation. This mission was imposed upon him.
In the second part of his life he seemed to have accepted it. The Trilogy of
Sienkiewicz has been very often compared to Dumas, and this comparison is
justifiable. But the differences are much more essential and significant. Yes,
Dumas was an extremely ...

Approaching Apocalypse

Author: Kevin Mills
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838756270
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These opening remarks characterize the opacity, obscurity, and sealed condition
of the Apocalypse as a check upon the hubris of an age obsessed with progress,
ensuring that whatever the ambitions or pretensions of mankind, the quest for
knowledge would always operate securely within divinely appointed limits and
constraints. Through its strange visions, bizarre images, and cryptic locations ran
the impenetrable boundary of human aspirations that remained in place even for
an ...