Philosophical arguments

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  • Analysis Of Descarte's Argument For The Existence Of God

    Is our universe one complicated computer game with us being mere artificial intelligence made of ones and zeros? This is a strange question, one that I believe cannot be totally disproven or proven but what can we know no matter the answer? The philosopher Descartes wrestled with similar questions. He was concerned about the nature of our reality and more specifically the nature of our knowledge. (Descartes 166-167) He wanted to form a base for knowledge and a method to prove that what we know is true. Therefore, I believe that Descartes would respond to this problem by proving we have some base knowledge and by making an argument against this idea, however I do not think his theories can prove all of our knowledge. Descartes did not discuss…

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  • A Philosophical Argument Analysis

    When the word argument is mentioned what comes to mind, a fight or altercation? Philosophy has a different definition of an argument. It has nothing to do with being violent or verbally abusive to the contender. An argument is a process of reasoning from one claim to another. An argument supports your ideas with justification from other ideas, principles, and observations to establish your conclusions and overcome objections. A philosophical argument does not require an opponent or a…

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  • Philosophical Arguments Against Abortion

    What I would like to discuss in this paper are the philosophical arguments regarding abortion. These arguments are deontological. I am going to talk about the reasons why certain pro-life parties believe Abortion is immoral and wrong. I am also going to talk about why the pro-choice parties believe abortion should not be mandated by the government, but should be a choice made by the woman. The pro-life parties believe that abortion should be illegal, generally for these reasons; the moral…

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  • Philosophical Argument On Death Penalty

    Philosophical Argument; Death penalties Introduction World is and has been full of evil and many people in the history of Earth have committed unpleasant evils which have caused unbearable pains to many innocent people. However, it is interesting to note that almost everybody commits evils but is only through the evaluation of the magnitude of the evil committed or the effects and repercussions of that evil that one is considered as an evil person. However, it is always dependent of who is…

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  • Philosophical Arguments For Animal Rights

    “Animals are not ours to eat. Animals are not ours to wear. Animals are not ours to experiment on. Animals are not ours to use for entertainment. Animals are not ours to abuse in any way.” (Evans 21). A great defense for animal rights is philosophy, philosophical discussions use ideas and theories about questions morality. In this case philosophy is animal rights’ best supporter. The touchy subject that is animal rights can be difficult to conclude and apply to real-life situations, but…

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  • Philosophical Skepticism Summary

    G.E. Moore addresses the idea of philosophical skepticism. His counter argument implements the use of common sense and the idea of a premise that requires no proof as it is "known" to be true. However this means that Moore begs the question when he arrives at his conclusion. Moore explains he can rigorously prove the existence of two hands, by simply holding up his two hands. He mentions that as he makes a certain gesture saying "Here is one hand" (G.E Moore 197) and then by simply mentioning…

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  • A Critical Analysis Of Singer's Argument

    truly understanding arguments and the formulas behind them to discover how they are made. This allows the philosophical mind to be able to study the nature of knowledge, reality, and existence. Singer states, “Philosophers don’t simply make claims; they instead give arguments.” Philosophers present statements to represent factual opinions or claims, which is just a fancy way of stating your point. Their goal is to persuade someone to accept their way of thinking, and to understand the valid…

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  • Agrippa's Trilemma Analysis

    To believe or not to believe- that is the central question that arises when addressing the philosophical problem of “Agrippa’s Trilemma”. Agrippa’s Trilemma is a philosophical dilemma that occurs when developing premises for an argument. The Trilemma specifically exposes arguments that are based on premises that can be easily negated. This is a critical aspect to consider in philosophy because; if there is good enough reason to believe the premises of an argument, then it comes to say that the…

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  • Socratic Practice In The Apology

    The Socratic practice, as presented in The Apology through Socrates’s explanation of it and his way of implementing it, relies on its implementer being perceived as truthful and disinterested in wealth, while simultaneously questioning the perceived knowledge amongst individuals of authority. Socrates’s form of philosophical discussion forced the burden of the conversation upon his opponents though this questioning. In the Republic, Socrates provides an apt example of the Socratic practice as he…

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  • What Is It Like To Be A Bat By Nagel

    like to be another person. That is why the saying “imagine yourself in their shoes” will constantly bother me for now on, because it is literally impossible to know how another person is experiencing their life. This is not to say that empathy cannot exist, but understanding another person’s conscious experience is impossible without actually being that person. With that being said, I really wanted to make light of the ease of explaining this question and argument, as a rather complicated…

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