Concepts in metaphysics

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    The problem of alienation is one of the, if not the most, important of philosophical questions. Rather than simply an element of cultural philosophy, the question has broad implications that have connotations for ethics, metaphysics and epistemology itself; the question of the nature of the self and it 's relation to others ought to be considered the first philosophical problem. The question has several implications that shape the rest of the philosophical discourse; the relation between subject and object, between the self and others and universality versus historicity. The common agreement is that social relations have at least somewhat contributed or extenuated this sense of despair; the question is to what extent this reflects a universality.…

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    Name: Osama Khalid Student no: 1001668091 TA: Kevin Kuhl Paper 2 Personal identity The issue of personal identity and its determents has always been of concern for many philosophers. Questions are asked as what does being the person that you are, from one time to some future time necessarily consist of. This theory is the philosophical confrontation with the ultimate questions of our own existence, for instance, as who are we, and if there is a life after death? This type of…

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    Prior to delving in and analyzing the various responses of Huxley, Ryle, and Armstrong, a synopsis highlighting the key points of “An Unfortunate Dualist” is essential. Ultimately, Smullyan paints a picture of a protagonist who is extremely unhappy due to his philosophical inclinations. He reasons he cannot commit suicide for it will not be a rational act given the various associations he believes suicide holds. This dualist, comes across a miraculous drug which will annihilate the soul, yet…

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    Iowa Big Reflection

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    After reflecting back on your presentation there were a few things that stuck in my mind. The first one was when you asked our class to say why we were here, there was another question (not on the recording), and wrote them on the chalk board. The reason I think it stuck in my mind was because of how you were able to relate your presentation back to those words and why they were important. Despite our answers they were able to relate to your story in one way or another. One of the words was…

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    Strength Training

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    about what strength training is and explain how it works. Basically the concept with strength training is to help someone’s muscles to begin to improve bit by bit. How this is done is by, “gradually increasing the ability to resist force through the use of free weights, machines, or the person 's own body weight” _____. What happens when more weight is added is that the muscles being subjected to the weight grow larger and more weight can continue to be added. This is essentially what…

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    In John Locke’s essay idea is considered to be an object in which he uses for anything that a person’s sees or in which a person may be thinking of. He talks about qualities of being in one’s body in which the mind perceives on its own. Therefore quality is also a power that produces some idea in one’s mind. When he talks about “they are ideas or perception in our minds; and as they are modifications of matter in the bodies that cause such perception s in us” (E.24) keeping in mind that ideas or…

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    Rarely in life do people stop, reflect, and think about who they really are. Describing oneself, something that many assume would be a simple task, is, in all honesty, quite strenuous. When contemplating ones identity, people simply believe that they are themselves, the person that they have been their entire life. Going through the college application process, I was dumbfounded as to how I would prove to admissions officers that I was more than just data and statistics. I asked myself…

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    I feel frustrated when: I often forget things and that frustrates me. I can forget names extremely fast as well as homework. I have stayed up very late sometimes because I forget my work and I wake up at three in the morning because I remembered too late. I even forget when others ask me for any sort of favor. When it comes to names of people, places, or events, I always fail. No matter who the person is, I have to know them for a long time before I get their names correct. When I’m driving and…

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    The text “Buy Experiences,Not Things” by James Hamblin, depicts how living in the moment and doing things is better than buying luxury items. shown by these points:A wandering mind is an unhappy mind,experiences bring more happiness than possessions,and people are generous with experiences ,not possessions. The first point brought up “a wandering mind is an unhappy mind” is showing that when your mind wanders it does not go to happy places, it tends to go to dark dreary…

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    QP engaged Maunica in participating in CBT activity geared towards time management and stress. QP explained to Maunica that the activity will increase her awareness of time management and procrastination affect stress level. QP explained to Maunica what procrastination is and provided an example. QP asked Maunica to explain what she procrastinated about. QP brainstormed with Maunica procrastination activities people get involved in diversion from a goal they may want to accomplish. QP asked…

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