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A school is a collection or group of people who share common characteristics of opinion or outlook of a philosophy, belief, social movement, cultural movement or art movement. It is for this reason a school often called a school of thought or a school of belief or practice such as a school of painters. Look up Opinion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary An opinion is a persons ideas and thoughts towards something. ... The Philosopher (detail), by Rembrandt Philosophy is a study that includes diverse subfields such as aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, and metaphysics. ... Look up belief in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... American Civil Rights Movement is one of the most famous social movements of the 20th century. ... A cultural movement is a change in the way a number of different disciplines approach their work. ... An art movement is a tendency or style in art with a specific common philosophy or goal, followed by a group of artists during a restricted period of time (usually a few months, years or decades). ... A painter is a person who paints woodwork, walls, etc. ...

Schools are often characterized by their currency, and thus classified into "new" and "old" schools. This dichotomy is often a component of paradigm shift. However, it is rarely the case that there are only two schools in any given field. Paradigm shift is the term first used by Thomas Kuhn in his 1962 book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions to describe the process and result of a change in basic assumptions within the ruling theory of science. ...

Schools are often named after their founders such as the "Rinzai school" of Zen named after Linji and the Asharite school of early Muslim philosophy named after Abu l'Hasan al-Ashari. They are often also named after their places of origin, such as the the Ionian school of philosophy that originated in Ionia and the Chicago school of architecture that originated in Chicago, Illinois. The dry garden at Ryoan-ji, a Rinzai Zen temple in Kyoto. ... Bodhidharma, woodcut print by Yoshitoshi, 1887. ... Japanese painting of Linji Yixuan (Jap. ... The Asharite (Arabic الأشعرية al-ash`aryah) is a school of early Muslim philosophy that wasinstrumental in drastically changing the direction of Islamic philosophy, separating its development radically from that of philosophy in the Christian world. ... Early Muslim philosophy can be starkly divided into four clear sets of influences: First, the life of Muhammad or sira which generated both the Quran (revelation) and hadith (his daily utterances and discourses on social and legal matters), during which philosophy was defined by acceptance or rejection of his... Abu al-Hasan al-Ashari (c. ... The Ionian School (occasionally known as the Milesian School), a type of Greek philosophy centred in Miletus, Ionia in the 6th and 5th centuries B.C., is something of a misnomer. ... The Philosopher (detail), by Rembrandt Philosophy is a study that includes diverse subfields such as aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, and metaphysics. ... Ionia (Greek Ιωνία; see also List of traditional Greek place names) was an ancient region of southwestern coastal Anatolia (now in Turkey) on the Aegean Sea. ... Chicago architecture is famous throughout the world and one style is referred to as the Chicago School. ... The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, αρχιτεκτων, a master builder, from αρχι- chief, leader and τεκτων, builder, carpenter) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ... Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Official website: http://egov. ...

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Every school of thought is like a man who has talked to himself for a hundred years and is delighted with his own mind, however stupid it may be.
Lord Robbins and the London School of Economics.
Economics at the New School for Social Research.
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