Concepts in metaphysics

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  • Alienation And Universality Analysis

    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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  • John Locke's Theory Of Personal Identity

    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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  • An Unfortunate Dualist Analysis

    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

    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

    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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  • Secondary Qualities Of John Locke

    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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  • David Hume's Copy Principle: Prompt One

    Copy Principle: Prompt One David Hume, in the book, “An Enquiry of Human Understanding,” denies the thought that ideas are innate or come from within us. Instead, he claims that all ideas, when they are first experienced are derived or duplicated from simple impressions or world experiences. This is known as Hume’s Copy Principle. To prove his hypothesis, Hume divides his argument into two sections. One being that complex ideas can be broken down into simple ideas and followed back to their…

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  • Critical Analysis Of René Descartes Meditations On First Philosophy

    René Descartes first builds up his position in Meditations on First Philosophy by starting with pushing aside all that we know and learned as it was based on the empiricist thinking, that our beliefs are to be based on our sense experience, which is the perceived foundation of how everyone thinks. This way of thinking, according to Descartes, should be abandon as it is a defective way to do so when learning. Even thinking by numbers and figures are not a good foundation when gaining knowledge in…

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  • Descartes Methodological Doubt Essay

    Descartes program of methodological doubt was to doubt absolutely everything. He thought that if all were doing is perceiving how do we know that what we’re perceiving is real when sometimes even our mind makes mistakes. For example, we see things aren’t there or hear a noise that wasn’t actually made or even think we see a family member but it was actually someone else. In my opinion Descartes theory goes very deep into the mind and really makes you think and almost makes you afraid. When it…

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  • Pushing The Limit Analysis

    knife cutting into me with every searing lash of pain pulsing from my spine. Combining the possibility of failure in crossing and the back pain made an aggressive argument for not crossing. Yet the idea of success and the possibility to prove that tasks of everyday life could be overcome by such determination drove my mind through the crossing. To me the choice was relatively simple; in that I wanted to do this to empower and prove to myself that I could do a whole lot more than watch and see…

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