Subject of discourse

  • 1 Discourse ethics — Discourse ethics, sometimes called argumentation ethics, refers to a type of argument that attempts to establish normative or ethical truths by examining the presuppositions of discourse. Contents 1 Habermas and Apel 1.1 Presupposition 1.2… …

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  • 2 Discourse — For other uses, see Discourses (disambiguation). Sociology …

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  • 3 discourse — n Discourse, treatise, disquisition, dissertation, thesis, monograph designate in common a systematic, serious, and often learned consideration of a subject or topic. Discourse, the widest of these terms, may refer to something written or spoken… …

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  • 4 subject — n 1 *citizen, national Antonyms: sovereign 2 Subject, matter, subject matter, argument, topic, text, theme, motive, motif, leitmotiv can mean the basic idea or the principal object of thought or attention in a discourse or artistic composition.… …

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  • 5 Subject — may refer to: *An area of interest, also called a topic meaning , thing you are talking or discussing about . It can also be termed as the area of discussion . See Lists of topics and Lists of basic topics. **An area of knowledge; **The focus of… …

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  • 6 discourse — discourse, discourse analysis The study of language , its structure, functions, and patterns in use. For Ferdinand de Saussure , language in use (or parole) could not serve as the object of study for linguistics, since as compared tolangue (the… …

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  • 7 discourse — [dis′kôrs΄; ] also, & for v. usually [, dis kôrs′] n. [ME & OFr discours < L discursus, discourse < pp. of discurrere, to run to and fro < dis , from, apart + currere, to run: see CURRENT] 1. communication of ideas, information, etc.,… …

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  • 8 Subject — Sub*ject , n. [From L. subjectus, through an old form of F. sujet. See {Subject}, a.] 1. That which is placed under the authority, dominion, control, or influence of something else. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: One who is under the authority… …

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  • 9 Subject heading — comprises a thesaurus (in the information technology sense) of subject headings for use in bibliographic records. Subject Headings are an integral part of bibliographic control, which is the function by which libraries collect, organize and… …

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  • 10 Subject-object based metaphysics — is terminology used by the author Robert M. Pirsig with respect to the historically dominant form of metaphysics in Western philosophy. Pirsig claims that the use of subjects and objects as separate, distinct entities stems from the founding of… …

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  • 11 Discourse analysis — Sociolinguistics Areas of study Accent · Dialect Discourse analysis Language v …

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  • 12 discourse — I UK [ˈdɪskɔː(r)s] / US [ˈdɪsˌkɔrs] noun Word forms discourse : singular discourse plural discourses * 1) a) [countable] formal a long and serious speech or piece of writing on a particular subject discourse on: a powerful discourse on art b)… …

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  • 13 discourse — dis|course1 [ dıs,kɔrs ] noun * 1. ) count FORMAL a long and serious speech or piece of writing on a particular subject: discourse on: a powerful discourse on art a ) uncount FORMAL serious spoken or written discussion of a particular subject 2.… …

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  • 14 Subject-object problem — issues tone=December 2007 confusing=September 2008 unbalanced=July 2008 refimprove=July 2008 The subject object problem is a longstanding philosophical issue. It arises from the notion that the world consists of objects (what is observed) which… …

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  • 15 discourse — dis|course1 W3 [ˈdısko:s US o:rs] n formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Late Latin; Origin: discursus conversation , from Latin, running around , from currere to run ] 1.) a serious speech or piece of writing on a particular subject discourse on/upon ▪ a… …

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  • 16 discourse — discourses, discoursing, discoursed (The noun is pronounced [[t]dɪ̱skɔː(r)s[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]dɪskɔ͟ː(r)s[/t]].) 1) N UNCOUNT: usu with supp Discourse is spoken or written communication between people, especially serious discussion …

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  • 17 discourse — 1 noun 1 (C) a serious speech or piece of writing on a particular subject (+ on/upon): Professor Grant delivered a long discourse on aspects of moral theology. 2 (U) serious conversation between people: You can t expect meaningful discourse when… …

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  • 18 discourse on — phrasal verb discourse on or discourse upon [transitive] Word forms discourse on/upon : present tense I/you/we/they discourse on/upon he/she/it discourses on/upon present participle discoursing on/upon past tense discoursed on/upon past… …

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  • 19 discourse upon — phrasal verb discourse on or discourse upon [transitive] Word forms discourse on/upon : present tense I/you/we/they discourse on/upon he/she/it discourses on/upon present participle discoursing on/upon past tense discoursed on/upon past… …

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  • 20 subject — subjectable, adj. subjectability, n. subjectedly, adv. subjectedness, n. subjectless, adj. subjectlike, adj. n., adj. /sub jikt/; v. /seuhb jekt /, n. 1. that which forms a basic matter of thought, discussion, investigation, etc.: a subject of… …

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