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-'''Thick''' is the opposite of [[thin (disambiguation)|thin]]. It may refer to:+In [[philosophy]], a '''thick concept''' (sometimes: ''thick normative concept'', or ''thick evaluative concept'') is a kind of concept that both has a significant degree of descriptive content and is evaluatively loaded. Paradigmatic examples are various [[virtue]]s and [[vice]]s such as ''courage'', ''cruelty'', ''truthfulness'' and ''kindness''. Courage for example, may be given a rough characterization in descriptive terms as '…opposing danger to promote a valued end'. At the same time, characterizing someone as courageous typically involves expressing a pro-attitude, or a (prima facie) good-making quality – i.e. an evaluative statement.
-* [[thick concept]] {{small|(philosophy)}}, a concept that is both descriptive and evaluative. 
-* [[thick description]] {{small|(anthropology)}}, a description that explains a behaviour along with its broader context. 
-==Disambiguation== 
-# [[relatively|Relatively]] great in [[extent]] from one [[surface]] to the [[opposite]] in its [[small]]est [[solid]] [[dimension]]. 
-# [[measure|Measuring]] a certain number of [[unit]]s in this dimension. 
-#: ''I want some planks that are two inches '''thick'''.'' 
-# [[heavy|Heavy]] in [[build]]; [[thickset]]. 
-#: ''He had such a '''thick''' neck that he had to turn his body to look to the side.'' 
-# [[densely|Densely]] [[crowded]] or [[packed]]. 
-#: ''We walked through '''thick''' undergrowth.'' 
-# Having a [[viscous]] [[consistency]]. 
-#: ''My mum’s gravy was '''thick''' but at least it moved about.'' 
-# [[abounding|Abounding]] in [[number]]. 
-#: ''The room was '''thick''' with reporters.'' 
-# [[impenetrable|Impenetrable]] to [[sight]]. 
-#: ''We drove through '''thick''' fog.'' 
-# [[difficult|Difficult]] to [[understand]], or [[poorly]] [[articulated]]. 
-#: ''We had difficulty understanding him with his '''thick''' accent.'' 
-# [[stupid|Stupid]]. 
-#: ''He was as '''thick''' as two short planks.'' 
-# [[friendly|Friendly]] or [[intimate]]. 
-#: ''They were as '''thick''' as thieves.'' 
-# [[deep|Deep]], [[intense]], or [[profound]]. 
-#: '''''Thick''' darkness''. 
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In philosophy, a thick concept (sometimes: thick normative concept, or thick evaluative concept) is a kind of concept that both has a significant degree of descriptive content and is evaluatively loaded. Paradigmatic examples are various virtues and vices such as courage, cruelty, truthfulness and kindness. Courage for example, may be given a rough characterization in descriptive terms as '…opposing danger to promote a valued end'. At the same time, characterizing someone as courageous typically involves expressing a pro-attitude, or a (prima facie) good-making quality – i.e. an evaluative statement.




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