Clearness

  • (noun): The quality of clear water.
    Synonyms: clarity, uncloudedness
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Some articles on clearness:

Pragmaticism - The Clarification of Ideas in Inquiry
... Clear", Peirce discusses three grades of clearness of conception 1 ... Clearness of a conception familiar and readily used even if unanalyzed and undeveloped ... Clearness of a conception in virtue of clearness of its definition's parts, in virtue of which logicians called an idea distinct, that is, clarified by analysis of just what ...
Clearness Committee
... Within the Religious Society of Friends, the clearness committee represents a process for discernment ... Clearness Committees are often used when a member of the meeting seeks to reach clarity on how to respond to a concern or dilemma ... called the inner light, the process is one of aiding the person seeking clearness in finding the answer within rather than seeking outside advice or ...
Charles Sanders Peirce - Philosophy: Logic, or Semiotic - Pragmatism
... In the second one, "How to Make Our Ideas Clear", Peirce discussed three grades of clearness of conception Clearness of a conception familiar and readily used, even if unanalyzed and ... Clearness of a conception in virtue of clearness of its parts, in virtue of which logicians called an idea "distinct", that is, clarified by analysis of just what makes it applicable ... Clearness in virtue of clearness of conceivable practical implications of the object's conceived effects, such as fosters fruitful reasoning, especially on difficult problems ...

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Famous quotes containing the word clearness:

    When we really worship anything, we love not only its clearness but its obscurity. We exult in its very invisibility.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    The objects of a financier are, then, to secure an ample revenue; to impose it with judgment and equality; to employ it economically; and, when necessity obliges him to make use of credit, to secure its foundations in that instance, and for ever, by the clearness and candour of his proceedings, the exactness of his calculations, and the solidity of his funds.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    What I mean by the Muse is that unimpeded clearness of the intuitive powers, which a perfectly truthful adherence to every admonition of the higher instincts would bring to a finely organized human being.... Should these faculties have free play, I believe they will open new, deeper and purer sources of joyous inspiration than have yet refreshed the earth.
    Margaret Fuller (1810–1850)