Thought experiment

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  • Socrates Knowledge Vs True Opinion Analysis

    Meno asks Socrates why knowledge is prized far more than true opinion. To answer this, Socrates tells Meno that true opinion becomes knowledge through thought and recollection of what is true. Thus, true opinion is an unjustified belief while knowledge is a justified belief. So knowledge, in being justified, is more valuable than opinion. But what makes knowledge justified and what is justification? Socrates claims that true opinion becomes knowledge when one provides a reason for why the opinion is true. In other words, true opinion becomes knowledge when one justifies it. Through several thought experiments I will attempt to show that Socrates is right in declaring that knowledge is more valuable than true opinion. I will start with the…

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  • Socrates Return To The Cave Analysis

    His analogy, of the just ruler and the unjust ruler ie tyrant, act as a launching point between the physical acts of the unjust, and that these people are themselves unjust because of said actions. This is where I run into a bit of a bridge, as Socrates tends to leap from the physical act of tyranny and attributing this as an immoral and unjust soul because of said action. Almost creating this black/white relationship of the just/unjust, and thus oversimplifying the realities of political rule…

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  • Epiphenomenal Qualia Analysis

    1. Introduction Let us say that a phenomenal quality or concept, as I will use the terms interchangeably, is “a feature of a conscious state that is notable introspectively, ostensively, as that aspect of the state, the way it feels, appears, etc.” (Loar, 81). The knowledge argument objects to physicalism through establishing conscious experiences as having non-physical properties. In “Epiphenomenal Qualia”, Frank Jackson proposes a thought experiment in which a brilliant neuroscientist named…

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  • Ticking Bomb Argumentative Analysis

    This hypothetical does not remove the examiner from the confines of reality in order to truly examine the base aspects of the thought experiment. A true hypothetical is one where it sets aside the majority of facts concerning a situation and leaves the examiner with only the barest of skeletons to examine morally. “…It is hard to see why it would be helpful to set aside relevant facts about torture since the matter under consideration is the moral permissibility of the practice of…

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  • Analysis Of David Lewis 'Knowledge Argument'

    One of the main points of the Knowledge Argument is that one can have all of the physical information without having all of the information there is to have. Frank Jackson believes that this applies to any of the senses, such as sight, “taste, hearing, the bodily sensations and generally speaking for the various mental states which are said to have (as it is variously put) raw feels, phenomenal features or qualia” (130). To support this argument he gave examples of a man named Fred who could see…

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  • Sexual Attraction Psychology

    The experiment discussed in this article set out to determine if conditions of high anxiety, increased sexual attraction. They hypothesized that males who come across an attractive female while experiencing a strong emotion such as fear will find the female more attractive than by males not experiencing a strong emotion, which is also the alternative hypothesis. The independent variable is a strong emotion such as fear. This was operationalized by participants being on an unsteady bridge that…

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  • Level Of Inquiry Plan

    objects were going to melt when placed under the sun and why certain objects did not melt when we placed them outside. For this lesson, the level of inquiry that was implemented was level two because I told students what they were going to investigate and explore during the experiment, but students had to make their own conclusions based on what they observe. For this lesson, I planned to have students conclude their own conclusion based on what they observe in their experiment. Before taking…

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  • Differences Between Experiments And Demonstrations Of A Laboratory

    Differences between experiments and demonstrations: The goals of doing research in biochemistry and biotechnology, along with others, are to find the truth about natural and unnatural occurrences with the help of the laws of nature. It is very important to note that the goal of most research is to simply answer, “what is going on;” it is possible that this question may have one or more answers. In the case of an experiment, the scientist may not know the outcome of their experiments, although…

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  • Hot Salsa Experiment

    out and sweat. Although we know these things we never address the explanations for these reason why our body react a certain way toward salsa. I thought it was all right for a person to feel that way. However, it wasn’t that case so we did an experiment on the real reason behind why our body perform a certain way. For this reason, the guideline behind this experiment is to check whether every individual body temperature reacts the same. We never thought about spicy food can help our body in ways…

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  • Cross Modal Experiment

    Vallet & Versace(2009) created a study to examine the effect cross-modal priming presents when interrupted by visual and auditory simulations/masks, in order to prove that the priming effects is contingent to intuition/knowledge. Two experiments were conducted; each consisted of twenty-four students from Lyon 2 University in France, who were all right-handed and had normal/corrected vision. The first experiment focused on visual priming, which consisted of six practice trials and six…

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