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What is the absolute?
God or Ultimate Reality, Atman Brahman for the Vedic. Not relative, lacks nothing, complete, unmodified.
What is the absolute in metaphysics?
God or Ultimate Reality. That which necesssarily exists and depends on nothing else. Personal or Quasi personal being. Parmenides sphere, Plato, Hegel, timeless, eternal...
What is abstract, what draws away?
Mind. Quality, ideas, concepts, numbers, classes, prepositions, math. Not concrete, physical things.
No location in space/time.
What does Hegel think of Abstraction?
Objects are also abstract because we think of them in isolation from the whole where they belong.
Isolated human being is abstract. Only the whole is not abstract.
ONLY TRUTH = WHOLE TRUTH
ALL ABSTRACTION HAS SOME FALSIFICATION
What is 'to abstract"?
Considering some aspects of the whole.
What is the absurd?
Out of tune
ill-sounding.
Self-contradictory, false.
VIOLATES RULES OF LOGIC.
Existentialists: human existence, it lacks ultimate purpose and meaning.
What is acatalepsy?
Akatelepsia. Unintelligibility, non-understanding.
What is an accident or contigency?
A property that a thing can have, but it is not necessary.
IT IS POSSIBLE THAT P, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT NOT P.
Contrary to essence which a thing must have.
CAN'T EXIST ON ITS OWN, only in a substance.
What is cosmos?
World Order.
What is acosmism?
Denial of the reality of the world.
Hegel took Spinoza to deny real exisstence of things and asserts that all that exists is God.
What is acroamatic?
To be heard orally, lecturing.
Contrast to Erotematic: Logic of Questioning pupils to elicit knowledge.
What is Act-consequentialism?
Act-utilitarianism.
What are acts and omissions doctrine?
They are morally different even though consequences are the same.
To perform an act that will foresee bad consequences is morally worse THAN
a failure to act with the same bad foreseen consequences.
"KILLING IS WORSE THAN LETTING DIE"
"WORSE TO DO HARM THAT ALLOW HARM TO BE DONE"
What is actualism?
What is actual exists.
What is possible does not exist.
(alvin plantinga).
Opposes possible worlds theory.
What is actualism morally?
Actual consequences rather than expected, probable ones determines what is right.