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egocentric predicament
humans cant look outside of their individual expereces
Epistemology
philosophical branch dealing with the study of knowledge
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
Nun that argued that for her to better understand God she must know as much about everything as she could
Rene Descartes
"I think therefore I am" rationalist
Cogite
Descarte's proof of mental existance
Solipsism
Belief that only the mind exists and everthing else is a perception
Innate
inborn, not learned or acquired
Substance
the underlying realiy of something. primary qualities
mind-body problem
mind and body become seperate. how can they both exist togather in one person
Monad
Leibniz's word for what made up the universe
Leibiniz
developed the "calculus" of philosophy
Preestablished harmony
the natural harmony between body/soul. established by God
Anne Finch
proposed no seperation between mind-body or body-soul
Okra
the life force in the african Akan
Mogya
bloodline/clan identity in the Akan
Sunsum
destinctive aspects of the individual in Akan
Adwene
mind in Akan
Empiricism
knowledge aquired by sense experence
John Locke
primary qualities- possesed by object
secondary quality- what we precieve
George Berkley
both primary and secondary qualities are in our perceptions
David Hume
Radical Skepticism, absolute knowledge is unabtainable
Hume's fork
all knowledge is either matters of fact or relations to ideas. nothing else matters
Phenomena
things that appear as perceptions to Kant
Kant
strict empiricist and logical to a fault
Noumena
Things as they are in and of themselves. Kant
Synthetic a Priori
descriptions of statments that actually tell up something. Kant
law of noncontradiction
a and not-a cannot both be true at the same time
Law of excluded middle
there is no middleground between a and not-a
law of identity
a=a
Warrent
evidence or justification for a claim of truth
logical fallacies
appeal to emotion, appeal to authority, begging the question, appeal to ignorince, ambiguity, ad feminam
Pragmatic
what is true is what works
creativity test
what is true is what promotes life and growth
Koan
a zen riddle designed to stop rational thought
sitting
zen silent meditation
deconstruction
breaking down texts to find their meaning
neotic
having the quality of knowledge
ineffable
unable to be put into words
aesthetics
the philosphical reflection on art and beauty
mimesis
aesthetic theory of representation
enjoyable beauty
personal preference in art
admirable beauty
intrinsic excellence or perfection in art