Month: October 2019

What is a person

A fundamental question of our experience of the world, yet one finds it a challenge to distinguish between a person, and a human-being (a representation of the human species -homo-sapiens). The concepts are very simple; they are non-identical and the both concepts can be approached differently. The concept of a person can be approached in […]

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Plato’s use of the Metaphor of Shadows

Plato used the concept of a cave, with which prisoners lived within, to explain the different types of worlds (world of ideas and the natural world). In this story, he writes about many different concepts, in which is illustrated throughout his work. Most of the story corresponds to the beliefs in which Plato has.To begin […]

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Swinburne’s argument for the existence of God

Richard Swinburne developed an argument that argued for the existence of God through religious experience as he argued ‘on our total evidence, theism is more probable than not’. However he doesn’t completely base his proof for god on religious experience but takes an accumulative approach as he also a number of other approaches such as […]

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Aristotle

Aristotle regards the state as a natural entity, which is possessing of a telos, that is, an end. This end is assumed to also be the best condition that a state can reach; that being the provision of the capacity to live the good life for the citizens of the state. The ostensible purpose of […]

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Understand what poetry and science

Before answering whether both poetry and science enjoy equal success in expanding human knowledge, one must first understand what poetry and science are and what they do. Poetry is an artist’s way of abstractly conveying his or her ideas through writing so as to stimulate the emotional side of the readers. Science on the other […]

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Is Global Scepticism Possible

Global scepticism puts all of our attempts at seeking true knowledge into doubt; it makes all traditional ways of finding out about the world unreliable. One of the most famous sceptics is the philosopher Rene Descartes. In his first meditation, Descartes regards the ‘many false things’ that he had once believed as a child and […]

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The trademark argument

1. Quoting from the text, explain in your own words Descartes’ trademark argument for Gods existence.The trademark argument (also known as the causal argument) tries to prove Gods existence through the fact that we have an idea of him. This argument rests on Descartes’ definition of cause and effect, which he considers a priori.This idea, […]

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