Metaphysics

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  • Samkhara Research Paper

    memory or experience of the person. The memories cause ascription of properties in things, and the presence of the properties in other things cause temporal confusion in perceptions. The erroneous perception is not only based on the experience but metaphysics. The abstract reasoning situation (brahman) and atman (appearance to be a finite body and self) are accountable for such superimposition according to the Samkhara. Superimposition creates a locus in something and another entity is…

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  • Avicenna Vs Aquinas Analysis

    Both Avicenna and Thomas Aquinas articulately explain the nature of the Divine Intellect in their respective works The Salvation, “Metaphysics” and Summa Contra Gentiles: Book One: God. They offer arguments that contrast one another concerning the divine intellect, and in particular, God’s ability to intellect singulars. Despite the convincing nature of Avicenna’s proofs, Aquinas effectively proves God’s knowledge of singulars by a sound argument that supports God’s knowledge of singulars, a…

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  • Descartes Cogito Argument

    of the utmost importance of scientific clarity, and scientific self-evidence. Spinoza and other influential rationalists of the like use Descartes claims as a platform with which to move forward with their own answers to fundamental questions in metaphysics. Extending past the description of Descartes’ Cogito Ergo Sum and its vast functions, to prove the philosophical validity of the statement the next step is to strike down the criticisms of the argument.…

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  • How Does George Berkeley Characterize Common Sense

    Starting out, George Berkeley begins with having a clear understanding and characterization of common sense. He says that there are two principles by which we characterize “commonsense realism”. George Berkeley says the two principles are, “1. Things exist independently of our perceiving that they do. 2. Things have the qualities they seem to have: The rose we see is really red, the sugar on our tongue is really sweet, and the fire we approach is really hot” (Melchert 382). Previously, Galileo,…

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  • Aquinas's Argument In Proving The Existence Of God

    Thomas Aquinas’s arguments consist mainly about reasons on God and how it can be proved that God exists. He incorporates the ideas of metaphysics and ethics to demonstrate the existence of a higher power. I agree to his argument that the existence of God is self-evident amongst is also demonstrable which is agreeable. The concept of self-evident is defined as no reason or proof is required to prove an objective. In Aquinas’s terms, self-evident can be associated with the belief that the…

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  • Socrates Philosophy Chapter 1 Study Guide

    In the beginning of our book we learned about what philosophy means, the ultimate aim of philosophy, and we learned about critical thinking. Philosophy is “the love or pursuit of wisdom” (p5). After learning a good way to describe philosophy, we met a female philosopher named Perictione. She believed humanity exists in order to contemplate the principle of the nature of the whole (p5). Moving on to the ultimate aim of philosophy, we learn some of the goals of philosophy. A couple of these goals…

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  • Grounding For The Metaphysics Of Morals By Immanuel Kant

    Does the moral worth of an action come from the consequence or the thought behind that action? In Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals, Immanuel Kant states that “the moral worth of an action does not lie in the effect expected from it” but that it is motivated out of respect for the moral law (Kant 401). However, in Utilitarianism, Mill supports the claim that what makes actions good is the outcome, not the action’s initial moral worth, “the motive has nothing to do with the morality of the…

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  • Socrates And Plato: The Meaning Of Life

    in Greece and spread further to America and Australia. The word philosophy comes from the Greek word philosophia which means “love of wisdom.” philosophy has many different fields, domains, and branches: Aesthetics, Epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, political philosophy, philosophy of language, etc. First things that usually come to our mind when we hear word philosophy are the question “what’s the meaning of life” Socrates, and Plato. Socrates is considered to be the first…

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  • Relationship Between Determinism And Free Will

    Free will is a characteristic unique to persons, allowing them control of their actions. Often brought up with determinism, it is the most commonly disputed topic of metaphysics. Determinism the philosophical proposition that every action or event is determined by a perpetual chain of pre-determined events or preceding occurrences. This means that under determinism, it is not possible for any spontaneous or random events to occur. Determinism and free will go together due to the fact that they…

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  • Agnosticism In Huxley's Search For The Existence Of God

    Noah Porter paraphrases Eph 2:12 as "Hopeless because Godless." Agnostics may say that they do not deny the existence of God. Whether they claim unknowableness of God or that the existence of God is unknown, in either case, they do not know God and hence they are in a Godless situation, and the above phrase may describe agnostics' condition. Porter cleverly points out that the ignorance of God, which was regarded as a sin, "is now taught as a necessity of reason" and "the unknowableness of God…

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