René Magritte

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  • How Does John Locke Define Personal Identity

    For Locke, personal identity does not subsist on the substance it is made of, be it of physical or spiritual nature (p. 16-17). For, if personal identity would rely on physical matter, it would mean that losing an arm or leg would constitute a new identity. Locke says that by seeing a person without an arm as the same person they were with the arm, is proof that “the substance whereof personal self consisted at one time may be varied at another” (p. 15). Thus, if the physical is not what…

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  • Rene Descartes: Relationship Between The Mind And The Body

    Philosophy 001 Project 3: Descartes 1) Cartesian dualism refers to the philosophical view proposed by the French mathematician and philosopher Rene Descartes that describes and explains the relationship of the mind and body. According to this philosophical view, the Mind and the Body are two completely separate and different substances capable of interacting with one another. Descartes asserted that “[that is, [the] mind, by which I am what I am], is entirely and truly distinct from [the] body,…

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  • Intolerance In Religion

    It seems that every day there is a new report about the latest act of terror or brutality occurring somewhere in the world. These events, though they are horrific to hear about, can be hard to grasp as they can seem very foreign or carry no personal connection. However, they are more globally connected than it seems. That connection is religion. Religion has become, just like talking politics at Thanksgiving, taboo. People are afraid to talk about it in fear of offending someone. The topic of…

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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…

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  • Analysis Of Descartes Cogito Ergo Sum

    Descartes is trying to prove the existence of God, and the reason he is doing so he can further try to prove the existence of everything else. He did so by going through a series of meditations. In his fifth meditation Descartes said that the mind and the body are two distinct substances. His main premise was Cogito Ergo Sum which means I think therefore I am. With Cogito Ergo Sum he is certain of his existence. He differentiates understanding a concept and imagination, then goes onto say that…

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  • Leibniz's Concept Of Substance Essay

    The search for the truth of the world has been a highly debatable topic for many philosophers. The concept of ‘substance’ have differed throughout the years, as many philosophers have established contrasting perspectives on it. G.W Leibniz and John Locke were two prominent philosophers whose discussions offered a very unique lens to the the question of what is substance. This essay will focus on philosophers, Leibniz and Locke, and their contrasting perspectives on the concept of substance.…

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  • Utopia And Haiti: A Comparative Analysis

    Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and free from poverty, hunger, and homelessness. Utopia is a place where happiness flourishes through the eyes of Utopians citizens every single day. While Haiti, a country that went from slavery to independence to falling into debt from France. Utopians live a better life than Haitians because Utopia establish trust among their citizens while Haiti continues to have corrupt politicians in their government that is not enabling them to move forward.…

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  • World Happiness Report In Haiti

    The first World Happiness Report was published in 2012 to better understand happiness and well-being of various countries throughout the world by ranking each country based on GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, generosity, and absence of corruption. A country that is extremely low on the World Happiness Report—ranked one hundred thirty-six out of one hundred fifty-seven—is Haiti. Although this ranking is from the 2016 version of the World Happiness Report,…

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  • Rene Levesque Political Career

    René Lévesque, politician, journalist, and author who served as Quebec Premier from 1975-1985. He was born in 24 August, 1922 in Campbellton, N.B., the eldest son of Dominique Lévesque, a prominent lawyer and of Diane Dionne-Pineault. After Levesque completed his primary education in New Carlisle, Lévesque pursued his classical education at the Jesuit College de Gaspé and the College of Saint-Charles-Garnier in Quebec City. He pursued a career in radio journalism and became a representative…

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