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    Default accommodate an idea?

    what does " to accommodate an idae" mean? does it mean to support an idea or include an idea? or neither?

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    Hello Light,

    If you say "his philosophy can easily accommodate the idea of X", you mean that X does not conflict with his philosophy.

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    Default Re: accommodate an idea?

    thank you,
    so it is to harmonious with one's previous ideas?

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    I think I would say "it doesn't conflict with the existing ideas", rather than "it harmonises with the existing ideas".

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    hello,
    I have some sentences with the word "accommodate":

    1..formalistic syntax cannot accommodate certain concepts of significance that are associated with normal language, nor can it express ideas above a certain level of complexity


    2.In some ways the absolute refusal of empiricism to accommodate the idea of the existence of concepts other than the concrete may have contributed to its fall from philosophical popularity. This narrowed view cut off the logical positivists from consideration of all the possibilities of language


    3.Although at first he agreed with the principles of logical empiricism, Wittgenstein came to believe that it was too scientific for the topics it attempted to address and could not accommodate those valid parts of philosophical thought which were characterized by ambiguity


    4.She presents her moral sense theory within the context of a general moral fitness theory, suggesting that Clarkean moral fitness theory could easily accommodate such an account.


    5.Can American Buddhism Accommodate Karma?

    6.Philosophy has become large enough so as to accommodate both Heidegger and Carnap. Literary criticism has become a wide field: it can accommodate both ...

    Does it have the same meaning in all these sentences?

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    Hello Light,

    Yes, that looks like the same use of "accommodate" in each case.

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    thank you MrP

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    You're welcome!

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