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Walter Bryce Gallie (born in Lenzie, East Dunbartonshire, near Glasgow, on 5 October 1912; died at Cardigan, Wales, 31 August 1998) was a Scottish social theorist, political theorist, and philosopher. [1]

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Aristotelian Society

The Aristotelian Society for the Systematic Study of Philosophy, more generally known as the Aristotelian Society, was founded at a meeting on 19 April 1880, at 17 Bloomsbury Square which resolved "to constitute a society of about twenty and to include ladies; the society to meet fortnightly, on Mondays at 8 o'clock, at the rooms of the Spelling Reform Association…" Amongst other things, the rules of the Society stipulated: According to H. Wildon Carr, in choosing a name for the society, it was: The Society's first president was Mr. Shadworth H. Hodgson.

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Boarding school

A boarding school is a school where some or all pupils study and live during the school year with their fellow students and possibly teachers or principals.

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Cardigan, Ceredigion

Cardigan (Aberteifi) is a town in the county of Ceredigion in Mid Wales.

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ChristianityFrom the Ancient Greek word Χριστός, Christos, a translation of the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", together with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.

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Croix de Guerre

The Croix de Guerre (English translation: Cross of War) is a military decoration of France.

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Duty (from "due" meaning "that which is owing"; deu, did, past participle of devoir; debere, debitum, whence "debt") is a term that conveys a sense of moral commitment or obligation to someone or something.

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East Dunbartonshire

East Dunbartonshire (Aest Dunbartanshire; Siorrachd Dhùn Bhreatainn an Ear) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland.

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Essentially contested concept

In a paper delivered to the Aristotelian Society on 12 March 1956, Walter Bryce Gallie (1912–1998) introduced the term essentially contested concept to facilitate an understanding of the different applications or interpretations of the sorts of abstract, qualitative, and evaluative notions—such as "art" and "social justice"—used in the domains of aesthetics, political philosophy, philosophy of history, and philosophy of religion.

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Glasgow (Glesga; Glaschu) is the largest city in Scotland, and the third largest in the United Kingdom (after London and Birmingham).

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Keele University

Keele University, officially known as the University of Keele, is a public research university located about 3 miles (4.8 km) from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England.

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Lenzie is a small town by the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway in the East Dunbartonshire council area of Scotland.

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List of political theorists

A political theorist is someone who engages in constructing or evaluating political theory, including political philosophy.

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Menna Gallie

Menna Patricia Humphreys Gallie (1919–1990) was a Welsh novelist and translator.

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Peterhouse, Cambridge

Peterhouse is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England.

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Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast is a public research university in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Social justice

Social justice is "justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society".

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Social science

Social science is a major category of academic disciplines, concerned with society and the relationships among individuals within a society.

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Social theory

Social theories are frameworks of empirical evidence used to study and interpret social phenomena.

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Swansea University

Swansea University (Prifysgol Abertawe) is a public research university located in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom.

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University of Cambridge

The University of CambridgeThe corporate title of the university is The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.

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Value theory

Value theory encompasses a range of approaches to understanding how, why, and to what degree persons value things; whether the object of valuing is a person, idea, object, or anything else.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._B._Gallie

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