What is acquaintance?

Some articles on acquaintance:

Description Of A Struggle - Plot Summary
... The first chapter is narrated by a young man attending a party and tells of his "acquaintance" (as he is referred to in the story) that he meets there ... The narrator leaps onto his acquaintance's back and rides him like a horse and imagines a landscape that responds to his every whim ... so to speak, and continues his walk up the Laurenziberg in winter with his acquaintance ...
Michael Savage - Shift in Philosophy
... Stephen Schwartz, also an acquaintance of Savage from this time, reported Savage possessed a photograph of himself and Ginsberg swimming naked in Hawaii and used the photograph as sort of a "calling card." Savage ... Another acquaintance was poet and author Neeli Cherkovski, who says Savage dreamed of becoming a stand-up comic in the mold of Lenny Bruce ... Around 1980, an acquaintance, Robert Cathcart, says in his private conversations with Savage he knew him to have conservative political views ...
Epistemologists - Knowledge - Knowledge That, Knowledge How, and Knowledge By Acquaintance
... known as "knowledge that." This is distinct from "knowledge how" and "acquaintance-knowledge." For example in mathematics, it is known that 2 + 2 = 4, but there is also knowing ... think there is an important distinction between "knowing that," "knowing how," and "acquaintance-knowledge," with epistemology primarily interested in the first ... form of knowledge that) and "knowledge by acquaintance" in Problems of Philosophy ...
Knowledge By Description - Grote
... In 1865, philosopher John Grote distinguished between what he described as "knowledge of acquaintance" and "knowledge-about" ... Grote’s "knowledge OF acquaintance” is far better known today as “knowledge BY acquaintance” following Russell’s decision to change the preposition in a paper that he read to the ...
Muraqaba - Types of muraqaba - Middle Level muraqabas
... Maot (Arabic موت Death) -- For getting acquaintance with life after Death Qalb (Arabic قلب Heart) -- For getting acquaintance with Spiritual Heart Wahdat (Arabic ... will La (Arabic لا Nothingness) -- For getting acquaintance with material lessness, or non-material universe Adam (Pre-existence) -- Next level of ... -- Annihilation of Self, getting acquaintance with the alpha and omega of universe ...

More definitions of "acquaintance":

  • (noun): A relationship less intimate than friendship.
    Synonyms: acquaintanceship
  • (noun): A person with whom you are acquainted.
    Synonyms: friend

Famous quotes containing the word acquaintance:

    ... no other railroad station in the world manages so mysteriously to cloak with compassion the anguish of departure and the dubious ecstasies of return and arrival. Any waiting room in the world is filled with all this, and I have sat in many of them and accepted it, and I know from deliberate acquaintance that the whole human experience is more bearable at the Gare de Lyon in Paris than anywhere else.
    M.F.K. Fisher (1908–1992)

    I like sometimes to take rank hold on life and spend my day more as the animals do. Perhaps I have owed to this employment and to hunting, when quite young, my closest acquaintance with Nature. They early introduce us to and detain us in scenery with which otherwise, at that age, we should have little acquaintance.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The Politician’s corpse was laid away.
    While all of his acquaintance sneered and slanged,
    I wept: for I had longed to see him hanged.
    Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953)