Metaphysics

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  • Descartes And Al-Ghazali Skepticism Analysis

    In this essay the ideas of skepticism given by Rene´ Descartes and Al-ghazali will be examined in the light of philosophical views. It will be examined that how the ideas of both philosophers were similar and ran parallel to each other in order to establish the epistemology of truth. It will be argued that the thoughts and solution presented by both was different in terms of religious theology as the thoughts of Descartes revolved around the idea of secularism and natural science while that of…

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  • Dualism And The Cogito Argument By Rene Descartes

    In the first passage, proposed by Rene Descartes in his sixth meditation, the argument is circulated around the ideal that the mind, being a thinking thing, is separately existing from the body, being an extended thing. The notion of a "clear and distinct perception" is also formed by stating that if God exists, it is incompatible with his nature that he can deceive due to the conception that God is a supremely perfect being. This is developed as the theory of dualism which, by the dependence of…

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  • Parallel Lines In Euclid's Elements

    According to Euclid’s Elements, Book I, “Parallel straight lines are those straight lines which, being in the same plane and being produced indefinitely in both directions, do not meet one another in either direction.” Euclid defines about parallel lines at last of his definition of Book I which he uses to prove a lot of his proposition. He proves two lines are parallel lines in proposition 27 and uses parallel lines properties in every proposition after that. Therefore, this paper seeks to…

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  • Stace's Compatibilist Argument Analysis

    In this paper, I will argue that Stace’s compatibilist argument is the only viable position in the debate concerning free will and determinism. In doing so, I will present, explain, and critically evaluate compatibilism. I will then consider, but ultimately refute, the following two objections against compatibilism: the hard determinists’ argument that we have no free will due to causal determinism and the libertarians’ argument that we are not causally determined. Compatibilism is the theory…

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  • The Dao: The Meaning Of Life

    Tao or Dao is a word signifying in abstract- 'way', 'path', 'route', 'key' or sometimes more loosely- 'doctrine' or 'principle'. The Dao is the intuitive knowing of "life" that cannot be grasped full-heartedly as just a concept but is known nonetheless through actual living experience of one's everyday being. The Dao is not a 'name' for a 'thing' but the underlying natural order of the Universe whose ultimate essence is difficult to circumscribe due to it being non conceptual yet…

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  • Green Induction Research Paper

    In this paper, I will discuss the Problem of Induction and the Principle of Uniformity of Nature’s solution (PUN), proposed by David Hume. Another element of this paper will explore Nelson Goodman’s New Riddle of Induction that derives from Hume’s hypothesis. In addition to that, I will also recount why PUN is insufficient/problematic to justify induction according to Goodman, along with a couple examples of premises that will better demonstrate the issue. There are two types of reasoning –…

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  • Troilus And Criseyde

    In Troilus and Criseyde, there is an outgoing conflict regarding the determination of fate. The debate lies on whether the characters’s destiny has been predetermined by divine forces or is, on the other hand, defined by the individual’s decisions. Nonetheless, the characters in the poem appear to be of the belief that their judgment holds no role on the outcome of the events, as these have been already determined by mightier forces. Such is the case of Troilus, who upon being offered Pandare’s…

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  • Leibniz's Theory Of Space Essay

    In this paper, I examine the distinctions between the four main theories of Space and how they are relational to the individuals view on the domain of Being. First, I examine the creation of the Subject vs Object dichotomy as seen in the Newtonian theory of Space, in relation to that of Leibniz. Consequently, I follow this to the theory of Kant, and how his view attempts to validate the Newtonian objectivist view, all the while arguing that they are reliant upon the subject cognition. Finally, I…

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  • Difference Between Claims And Liberties

    4[15] [a] Philosophical scientists often differentiate the right to claims and the right to liberties as positive rights and negative rights respectively (2). Negative rights or Liberties are the individual’s inherent rights to freedom. The sole obligation for others is not to interfere in a person’s decision when it is made by free will. A person’s right to free life, moral truth, privacy, right to stay silent during any legal interrogation, a right to vote freely and marry without being…

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  • The Cosmological Argument: Proving The Existence Of God

    Cosmological argument The cosmological argument is a well known argument that attempts to prove the existence of God. The most common leader of the argument is Thomas Aquinas who devised Five Ways to prove the existence of God, which he referred to as “demonstration.” It comes to the conclusion that God exists from posteriori because it focuses on cause and effect to come to an assumption that God exists, which contrasts with the priori approach to the ontological argument. Linear religions…

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