principle of charity

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  • Principle of charity — In philosophy and rhetoric, the principle of charity requires interpreting a speaker s statements to be rational and, in the case of any argument, considering its best, strongest possible interpretation.[1] In its narrowest sense, the goal of… …   Wikipedia

  • Principle of humanity — This is a definition in philosophy. For another use of the term, see principle of humanity (humanitarian)The principle of humanity , states that when interpreting another speaker we must assume that his or her beliefs and desires are connected to …   Wikipedia

  • charity, principle of — Principle especially highlighted by Davidson as governing the interpretation of others. In various versions it constrains the interpreter to maximize the truth or rationality in the subject s sayings. For Davidson it follows that there is no… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • humanity, principle of — Principle doing the same work as the principle of charity, but suggesting that we regulate our procedures of interpretation by maximizing the extent to which we see the subject as humanly reasonable, rather than the extent to which we see it as… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul —     Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul     A congregation of women with simple vows, founded in 1633 and devoted to corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Their full… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Charity and Charities — • In its widest and highest sense, charity includes love of God as well as love of man Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Charity and Charities     Charity and Charities …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Charity — Contents 1 Concepts and practices 2 Organizations 3 Places 4 …   Wikipedia

  • charity — char·i·ty n pl ties: a gift for humanitarian, philanthropic, or other purposes beneficial to the public (as maintaining a public building); also: an institution (as a hospital or school) or organization founded by such a gift compare private… …   Law dictionary

  • CHARITY — The obligation to help the poor and the needy and to give them gifts is stated many times in the Bible and was considered by the rabbis of all ages to be one of the cardinal mitzvot of Judaism. In the Bible The Bible itself legislates several… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Charity (practice) — Illustration of charity The practice of charity means the voluntary giving of help to those in need who are not related to the giver. Contents 1 Etymology …   Wikipedia

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