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  • Rene Descartes's Argument For The Existence Of God

    In true philosophical fashion, the paper will look into the critique of Thomas Hobbes to Rene Descartes’s argument for the existence of God. Descartes argues that he has the idea of the existence of an infinite, perfect and all-powerful being. In the meditations on first philosophy, Descartes presents the proves for the existence of god with the apparent evidence that I am finite and imperfect being but I have this idea of the existence of an infinite, perfect and eternal being in mind which…

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  • The Problem Of Other Mind

    Picture a world in which you are the only mind. A world in which you are the only truly thinking being. In this world, you cannot be sure if others are having thoughts because they have a mind or if they are just simply a robot that is physically but not mentally present. This world is thought by some to exist, yet there are also many who oppose this philosophy known to many as the problem of other minds. From concepts coined by philosophers such as Bertrand Russell, John Stuart Mill, P.F.…

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  • Teachibililty And Unteachability Of Virtue Analysis

    Teachibililty and Unteachability of Virtue “Virtue, according to the Stoicism Model of Philosophy, is a single thing, and the individual virtues are its parts.” In Plato’s dialogue Protagoras, Protagoras both begins and ends on the subject of the teachability and unteachability of virtue. Socrates questions Protagoras, the sophist, on the teachability of virtue. The latter in the argument argues that virtue can in fact be passed on, as well as the former arguing the opposition. Initially, it…

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  • Argumentative Essay On The Nature Of Death

    Death Death is arguably the most cryptic topic that a person can ponder about; a phenomenon that science will probably never be able to explain, knowing that if a person has experienced death, they’ll never have their soul returned to them. Due to that fact that humanity will probably never know what the true answer is, one cannot help but ponder about what happens to our spirit after it leaves our body. That is exactly what Lucretius and Marcus Aurelius do in On the Nature of Things and…

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  • Ethical Views On Abortion

    In 2011, about 1.1 million abortions were performed in the United States which is equivalent to 3,300 abortions per day. Based on these statistics from the article: “Abortion incidence and Service Availability in the US, 2011” it demonstrates how abortion is one of the most controversial issues in today 's society. There are many women who are completely against it, however, there might be others who believe that abortion is a reasonable choice. Under the Constitutional right, a woman has…

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  • John Locke

    In An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, John Locke sets out to construct his brand of epistemology and refine his definition of empiricism. Rather than contending that the mind is imprinted with information instinctually, Locke argues that not only does all knowledge stems from the subject’s experience of the material world by means of the subject’s senses. The senses, Locke argues, are “infallible” and the sole means by which we organize knowledge. To demonstrate the necessity of the senses…

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  • Machiavelli Love And Fear Essay

    The question of whether it is better that you feared or loved is very interesting and many people have their own opinions on this matter. One of the people who analyzed this question was Niccolo Machiavelli – one of the most famous Italian thinkers and political leaders of the Renaissance period. When the Medici family gained power in Florence, during the Italian Renaissance, Machiavelli, who was back then a civil servant in the Florentine Republic - was accused of conspiracy and imprisoned. To…

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  • Conductive Argument And A True Conclusion

    Exercise 1. A deductive argument may be (a) Valid and sound 2. A valid, deductive argument may have (a) true premises and a true conclusion (b) False Premises and a True Conclusion 3. An inductive argument logically guarantees the truth of its conclusion (b) False 4. In deductive reasoning is when you provide premises that are presume to be true to get a guarantee truth of the conclusion in order to be valid. A example of the od a deductive agreement is 1. Humans are mortal 2. Carlos is human…

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  • Artificial Intelligence And Epistemology

    concept of epistemology, enables the individual to know what it means to successfully do something, because the mode of intelligence becomes justified when the set of beliefs is successfully carried out. For GOFAI is a system that follows the rule of Modus-Ponen. However, this only gives us the ability to see how it applies rules,…

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