This eBook offers an explanation of the basic concept of Logic and Critical thinking. The book will discuss Deductive arguments, clearly explain deductive argument forms, identify arguments and fallacies, introduce the fundamental ideas of Aristotelian logic and offer a brief overview of inductive r READ MORE »
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- BA, University of Rhode Island, 2007
- MA, University of Rhode Island, 2010
- Political Science
Keila Carvalho and her family live in Rhode Island and she is currently a stay-at-home mother to an active and curious little boy. She graduated with Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Rhode Island. She studied Philosophy with a focus on epistemology and the philosophy of truth and knowledge as an undergraduate. As a Graduate Student, her focus was on 19th century political philosophy and its relation to the current political nature of society today. She plans to continue her philosophical endeavors by working for BrainMass and helping other students of philosophy and politics.
This book offers full explanation of Descartes' famous work, Meditations on First Philosophy, as well as a short biography of his life and a list of his works.
This book is ideal for students of modern philosophy, epistemology or another philosophical study concerning rationalism or mind/body du READ MORE »
This book describes John Locke's theory of human knowledge; how and what we can know. Locke lays out his ideas in his chief epistemological work, Essay Concerning Human Understanding. This eBook will explain the connection between words and ideas, essence, primary and secondary qualities, and the di READ MORE »
This book describes the four basic arguments for the existence of God; the Ontological, Cosmological, Teleological and Moral arguments for God s existence. This book will also offer an explanation of the Problem of Evil in dealing with questions of God s existence. Lastly, this eBook includes a d READ MORE »
John Searle and the subject of Consciousness and whether it is strictly a biological process.
I need help understanding the difference between syntactic and semantic knowledge. I also need help understanding the difference between form and content of knowledge as well as the implications of the f READ MORE »
A discussion of Plato's understanding of rationalism and human knowing and how his Allegory of the Cave depicts this understanding and parallels Christian thought. A comparison of Aristotle's and Plato's worldviews based on the understanding of rationalism and human knowing and the cave allegory.
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Descartes tells us that, in order to see what is real, we must first doubt all we know with our senses. Our senses can deceive us. Are we dreaming?
Descartes tells us that, in order to see what is real, we must first doubt all we know with our senses. Our senses can deceive us. Are we dreaming? Are we being manipulated by an evil genius??Is Descartes' argument against trusting the senses a good one? What appeals to you most, and what do you READ MORE »
How do you understand the term paradigm? What Kuhn mean by this term? Identify a paradigm in your particular discipline, if there is one. Why is this concept important to the study of research?
the historical development of determinism, existentialism an dualism. who the main contributors were and the evolution of how each grew out of the original field of epistemology or metaphysics.