propaedeutics


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propaedeutics

the basic principles and rules preliminary to the study of an art or science. — propaedeutic, propaedeutical, adj.
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Noun1.propaedeutics - a course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)
course, course of instruction, course of study, class - education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings; "he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not unknown in college classes"
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The point is that in the interpretation of the American thinker, Lewinas' interpretation of the relations between the "I" and the "Neighbour" acts as a propaedeutics (on the one hand, an explanation, and on the other--a certain result) to the Kierkegaard's existential dialectic.
(2.) Medical University of Bialystok, Department of Dentistry Propaedeutics, Poland
Rather, one should give oneself the freedom to explore in all modesty the philosophical foundations of sociology and "do metatheory," not so much to indulge in the delicacies of erudition and scholarship but as a propaedeutics to solid theory construction and empirical research in the normative dimensions of the social world.
The dentist, by working on the oral, and maxillofacial complex and having training that includes propaedeutics, should be the professional closest to the reality of the prevention of oral cancer through early diagnosis and counseling about risk factors and self-examinations (16,17).