Flashcards in Level A- 26 reps Deck (57):
happening or produced by chance; accidental: a fortuitous encounter.
lucky; fortunate: a series of fortuitous events that advanced her career.
Specific Method of teaching. Harvard law professor agrees that this pedagogy is critical to teaching students how to think.
As in: He offers no viable solution. His anecdotal babbling is not empirically validated; however the contrary is.
Likely but not certain to happen. 'Did you not plan for these contingencies' lawyer asks walt. Breaking bad season 3, episode .
Ignoring results of a bad decision and sticking to the plan simply because too much was invested and hence viewing 'it' as a sunk cost. From the art of critical dec making audiobook.
When we place too much emphasis on the information close at hand.
Prefering insight that confirms your prejudices and ignoring those that don't. Ex: evolutionists rarely give weight to creationists' proofs.
An attack on a persons character rather than to the contentions made. Being emotional in an argument rather than being logical.
Embezzle (note 2 z's)
To steal from
complacently or inanely foolish, simple. A fatuous remark. "Do you think they have any idea how fatuous they look" - Luther episode 1, 10:11.
Everything equal, the best choice is always the easiest one. Luther episode 1- luther told this by redhead.
Idea that all things equal the easier choice is always the best one.
Oracle of Delphi
Destiny (from matrix 2, morpheus at 1:42:05.)
Peculiar or individual. Zizek slavoj's views are infamously idiosyncratic.
Supreme power or authority
A body of non electjve administrative policy-making group or government. Hiatroically it referred to a govt. administrative system governed by mostly non-elected officials.
Extremely plain or simple, strict or severely unfriendly.
A method of argument for resolving disagreements originating in ancient greece, made popular by Plato in thd Socratic dialogues.
Expressing contempt or disapproval. A word meant to belittle. Term of abuse, term of disparagement or derogatory term.
Having tendency to be easily angered. An irascible ox can become truly destructive and dangerous.
Individually separate and distinct, disconnected, discontinuous.
Zero sum game
The idea that if one entity wins another entity must lose. See game theory.
A class of good for which there is a demand, with no care of its origin. Van Gogh became resentful at how art was treated as a commodity. Oil, petroleum, copper are examples of commodities, ruled by market forces.
Person who gives advice without any real experience or qualification
To withdraw wages from an employer to pay govt.
Something that is used to make judgments about the quality of things. Got from documentary Mansome when guy says he doesn't have a 'touchstone' to base his ideas on shaving of.
Non-drinkable water that still can be used for other purposes. Manufacturers, suppliers and end users have responsibilities in regard to risk management.
Marrying up, marrying someone of a higher social class. A young woman in her twenties marrying an older wealthy powerful man in his late 40s.
Social exclusion, social disadvantage and relegation to the fringe of society.
Argumentum ad hominem. It is when a fact or argument is ignored due to a statement against the other mans character. 'The homeless are persecuted everyday' yells the politician, 'what would he know, he's wealthy' says the passerby to a friend.
Dissonance, cognitive dissonance
Lack of agreement. Cognitive dissonance is a psychological conflict where 2 contradicting viewpoints exist together in ones head.
She is held responsible for her own agency.a state of acting Olof of exerting power.
Era when humans transcend their biology thanks to artificial intelligence. Era in which our intelligence will become increasingly nonbiological & trillions of times more powerful than it is today. Dawn new civilization enabling transcendence over biological limitations and amplify our creativity.
To adopt as one's own, as in ones family, or belief.
Something upon which other things depend on for support. Farrell's Revis is the keystone of the 2014-2015 Patriots defense. Determination - a keystone of the Favre family work ethic.
A religious who is not a priest or higher up, a worker who is not in the professional ranks.
Regular common writing or spoken communication, has no poetry or art in it. Catcher in the rye was written in a full prose form.
Elicit vs. iLLicit
Elicit is to draw (info) from.
Illicit is something illegal or forbidden by law.
Cronyism vs Nepotism
Powerful person giving jobs/favor to friends. Nepotism is doing the same but for relatives.
Inept ignorance of duty
A deceptive device or stratagem. Synonym is deception.
Trick meant to deceive
A current underneath the ocean that moves away from the shore.
The belief that traditional morals/values have no worth or value.