Schlagwort-Archiv: Definition


Het is pas crisis
als de wijn op is.

blokhuis in Weesp

And how many are there?

“What is a number, Mr. Waterhouse?” Daniel groaned. “How can you ask such questions?” “How can you not ask them, sir? You are a philosopher, are you not?”

Neal Stephenson: Quicksilver


Now the epithet of academic school is often bestowed quite freely, when a few students have gathered around a teacher and talk, more or less successfully, in a similar style. But a real school is a mob with an institute.

Johan van Benthem: Suave Radicals. In: Maria Aloni, Michael Franke, and Floris Roelofsen (editors): The dynamic, inquisitive, and visionary life of ϕ, ?ϕ, and ◊ϕ (2013)


For the purposes of this Directive, the following definitions shall apply:

1. Fruit:

— fresh, sound fruit, free from deterioration, containing all its essential constituents and sufficiently ripe for use, after cleaning, removal of blemishes, topping and tailing,

— for the purposes of this Directive, tomatoes, the edible parts of rhubarb stalks, carrots, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins, melons and water-melons are considered to be fruit,



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Sonne, Erdbeeren und Wasser.

Not only in the morning.

But that’s not me. By definition, you can’t experience your own death. Death is the end of consciousness. And consciousness persists. In the language of physics, consciousness is conserved.

I am the one who wakes up in the morning.


Every morning.

I don’t die.

I just become increasingly unlikely.

Robert Charles Wilson: Divided by Infinity


Ist gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt schon die Abwesenheit von Bürgerkrieg?

Juli Zeh in Alles gesagt?

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