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Philosophy
The love and pursuit of wisdom and knowledge.
Dogma
A principal or belief or a group of principals or beliefs held authoritatively.
Hypothesis
Something taken to be true for the purpose of argument or investigation.
Thought Experiment
a technique used for testing a hypothesis by imagining a situation and its implications
Objective
Having or consisting of actual, absolute, pure or fundamental truth/reality.
Subjective
the condition of a particular or personal perspective or experience of reality
metaphysics
The branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and structure reality
epistemology
the branch of philosophy that is concerned with the nature of knowledge and justification
axiology
The branch of philosophy that is concerned with the nature of values.
Monism
The doctrine that all reality is of one kind
Materialism
the theory that everything is material/physical.
Epiphenomenalism
The theory that physical states cause mental states but mental states do no cause anything (Brand of reductionism and materialism)
dualism
The doctrine that reality is of two kinda: mind and body
Interactionism
The theory that mental and physical states have a casual relationship.
Parallelism
The view that mental and physical realms co-occur (occasionalism, pre-established harmony, and dual-aspectism are varieties.)
Dasein
The unitary phenomenom of being-in-the-world; conscious awareness of our own beingness
Gricean Intentions
process required to understand, articulate and communicate an idea; thoughts about thoughts about thoughts (Pertaining to Phil. of Mind)
Existentialism
A philosophical movement concerned with questions about the human condition regarding power, freedom, meaning and purpose
Phenomenology
A philisophical movement concerned with the study of essences, meaning, and being as they are to be constituted in the world via out subjective apparatus for knowing
Eschatology
Doctrine concerning final matters (death, afterlife, rebirth, ect.)
Nihilism
The denial of all real existence or the possibility of and objective basis for truth/knowledge
solipsism
the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist.
Subjective best
Moments/times in a self-conscious life where philosophical questioning cannot lead to existential angst due to the present state of satisfaction
Forlornness
a condition of hopelessness and despair brought on by the existential realizations concerning the potential meaninglessness and solitude inherent in human existence.
Godhead
The abstract or essential divine nature of god: a non-personified god-concept.
karma
The moral Law of cause and effect
Samsara
The cycle of life, death and rebirth.
Anicca
impermanence
anatta
doctrine of no self
nirvana
extinction of self/attatchment resulting in the ideal/true condition of existence
four noble truths
life is suffering, caused by selfish craving, liberation is attainable, enlightenment via the 8 fold path
8 fold path
. Right View Wisdom
2. Right Intention
3. Right Speech Ethical Conduct
4. Right Action
5. Right Livelihood
6. Right Effort Mental Development
7. Right Mindfulness
8. Right Concentration