Saul Kripke

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    Suppose we had another species in the universe—that is not a human being nor a martian—let us call them Jupiterians. Jupiterians live in Jupiter they have the exact anatomy that human beings have. The only difference between human beings and Jupiterians is that Jupiterians always have their c-fibers firing, but do not always have or experience the feeling of pain. It follows, then, that Identity Theory would fail to explain for the Jupiterian species, since c-fibers firing are not identical with pain in the Jupiterian world. If c-fibers firing were identical with pain, as Lewis would claim, then it follows that Jupiterians would always feel pain, but they do not. Consequently, Kripke believes that since we could conceive of possible scenarios in which Jupiterians have c-fibers firing, and are not necessarily pain, then the Identity Theory is weakened. 5: Evaluation and reply to the concept of pain David Lewis presents an understanding of the concept of pain through the Materialist Mixed Theory of Mind. Lewis attempts to respond to the phenomenal objections, however, his defense is unsatisfactory. The Materialist Mixed Theory of mind fails to appropriately account for the phenomenal experience of feeling pain. I agree with Kripke’s view that pain is a rigid designator—that is, that pain picks out the sensation of pain…

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    Examples Of Modal Realism

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    i) What is modal realism and why would one need to believe in it? What problems is modal realism proposed to solve? What problems accepting modal realism might create? In this essay I am going to explain what Modal Realism is the reasons people will choose to believe in it and the reasons people will not. I will outline the problems of Modality and how Possible World Theory, and extended on to that Modal Realism, will be able to solve it. I will then move onto the weaknesses of Modal…

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    Divergently, David became known throughout the Holy Bible in multiple stories. To begin with, King Saul had failed his kingdom, so Samuel, a prophet, was in search of a new king (Pope 72). While in a pondering motion, Samuel heard God speaking to him, “I will send thee to Jesse, the Bethlehemite: for I have provided a king among his many sons” (1 Samuel 16:1). Insolently, Jesse and seven of his sons went to the palace and God rejected each one. While David was tending the sheep, God anointed him…

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    Solomon's Disobedience

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    why did the people of Israel desire a king? Saul, David, and Solomon are the most well-known kings of Israel, and the common attribute that each king either excelled in or struggled with was obedience. Obedience is what God asked from each king; unfortunately, not every king obeyed the commands of the Lord. Originally, they were not supposed to a king, but the people of Israel did not trust God and wanted to follow other nations. Samuel at the time was getting old and decided to appoint his sons…

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    desire to maintain harmony within the organization. Conflict is defined as a struggle between two interdependent parties (Hopinks and Yonker, 2015) stemming from a difference in attitudes, interests, understanding requirements and thought process (Mostenska and Ralko, 2014). Through various Biblical stories, there are examples of a variety of methods to handle conflict within relationships, processes, and organizations. Interpersonal incompatibilities result in relational conflict which leads…

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    Steussy, whose critical attention is to the aesthetic, literary concerns of the text rather than historical matters behind the text. She identifies in detail how the text compares David and Saul. Her portrait of David is not one-sided as those of Halpern’s and McKenzie. Through these scholars, Bosworth is successful in providing proof of the different characterizations of David. The next claim that Bosworth discusses is the problem of assuming that David murdered his way to the throne. He…

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    of Hannah from the book of Samuel. Hannah was the wife of Elkanah but she was unable to have children. Hannah prayed for a son and promised that her son would become a priest. God blessed her and she gave birth to a son named Samuel. The name Samual is significant because later Samuel is the one who asks God for a king of Israel. Just like god hears Hannah, God hears Samuel and gives Israel a king. Hannah also sings songs that use verbage that is used in battle. She sings “My mouth is wide over…

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    A better question is asking, whose interests are being brought out in this story? 1 Samuel 25 is a part of a literature set, collectively known as the Apology of David, as the name of this collection states, these stories are told with David’s interests in mind. That said, it is made clearer that the actions of Abigail and Nabal’s men are used to show that lots of people think David is in fact, the appointed king of Israel by God. Saul is no more the king over Israel. Through Abigail bringing…

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    Daniel Hawk talks of how and what Saul is as king and in how he is a figurative sacrifice for the country Israel for all of the times that they had turned away from God during the rule of the judges. When the people cry out for a king God sees this as a direct rejection of His rule. Samuel recounts to the people of their sins and transgressions and that God will make them pay, however, later Samuel assures them that God will not abandon them. Hawk talks of Saul and how his life/rule play out in…

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    God called David to be the “shepherd of my people Israel, you who shall be ruler over Israel” (New Revised Standard Version, 2 Samuel 5:2). David replaced King Saul, the first king of Israel because he had lost favor with the Lord. As king, David conquered the previous inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Jebusites. After David and the Israelites settled in Jerusalem, the Philistine people tried to conquer them. However, the Lord delivered a victory to David, which allowed him to obtain the Ark of the…

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