principle of plenitude

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  • plenitude, principle of —    The principle of plenitude is the principle that God s boundless goodness expresses itself in creating every possible sort of being or, at least, that God has created as many beings as could possibly coexist (other beings couldn t coexist with …   Christian Philosophy

  • plenitude, principle of — Name given by the American historian of ideas A. O. Lovejoy (1873–1962) to a principle he detected in much Greek and medieval thought, that the existence and abundance of creation must be as great as the possibility of existence, commensurate… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • plenitude principle of —  Полноты принцип …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • perfection, principle of — The principle associated with Leibniz and parodied by Voltaire in Candide, that this is the best of all possible worlds. For God to have failed to create the best possible world would imply a fault. See also panglossian ; plenitude, principle of …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Plenitude principle — The plenitude principle or principle of plenitude asserts that everything that can happen will happen.The historian of ideas Arthur Lovejoy was the first to discuss this philosophically important Principle explicitly,… …   Wikipedia

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  • Great Chain of Being — ▪ philosophy also called  Chain of Being        conception of the nature of the universe that had a pervasive influence on Western thought, particularly through the ancient Greek Neoplatonists and derivative philosophies during the European… …   Universalium

  • Mediocrity principle — Mediocre redirects here. For the album by Ximena Sariñana, see Mediocre (album). The mediocrity principle is the notion in philosophy of science that there is nothing very unusual about the evolution of our solar system, the Earth, any one nation …   Wikipedia

  • History of evolutionary thought — This article is about the history of evolutionary thought in biology. For the history of evolutionary thought in the social sciences, see Sociocultural evolution. For the history of religious discussions, see History of the creation evolution… …   Wikipedia

  • St. Clare of Assisi —     St. Clare of Assisi     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► St. Clare of Assisi     Cofoundress of the Order of Poor Ladies, or Clares, and first Abbess of San Damiano; born at Assisi, 16 July, 1194; died there 11 August, 1253. She was the eldest… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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