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free spirit

Someone who does not conform to social norms or expectations. Maria is too much of a free spirit to be working in a stuffy corporate environment.
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Lause's aim in Free Spirits is to trace connections between spiritualism and various currents of social and political radicalism.
These limitations mean that the narrative line of Free Spirits is rather amorphous, particularly in the first two chapters.
History has placed no premium on understanding Nietzsche's 'middle period', and that fact may help to explain why no study has ever been published devoted to Nietzsche's first book of aphorisms, his first conventional book of philosophy, his first book of anti-romantic, historically based positivism, and his first book about free spirits, until now.
David, a 17-year-old Leicester High School senior and writer for the school's newspaper, The Arrow, has established enough credentials so far to become the male Massachusetts winner of the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and will attend the Freedom Forum's Neuharth Journalism Conference in Washington, D.C., March 14-19.
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Might Beyond Good and Evil be Nietzsche's attempt to convince the most honest skeptics, scientists, and free spirits of the modern world of the need for such ennobling lies?
3 at a program honoring the 6-year-old boy as the winner of the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Award.
"It was in a place called Barefoot Boogie, which was a smoke-free, alcohol-free dance studio which once a week hosted an event where a lot of spillover hippies, anarchists, and general free spirits gathered together for five or six hours to dance their heads off." The following day the two went together to the St.
"The idea of the series is that we free spirits, because we've retired and the children have grown up, are rich in time - if not money."
I was a free spirit, and like the free spirits of the past, I had a secret destiny, a task to do.
He is a free spirit and you generally try to let free spirits run free."
First, 'Honest Illusion: Valuing for Nietzsche's Free Spirits', by Nadeem J.
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