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    The Great Philosophers

    philosophy discussion questions

    1. How does Plato's view on the nature of reality differ from Aristotle's? Which view do you find most compelling and why? 2. Explain the Cartesian proof for the existence of god. Does his version of god resemble any of the concepts of the divine proposed by the major world religions? Can his account apply to more than one

    Plotinus Pointers

    In 300 hundred words or less, describe why someone would want to sit down to dinner with the great philosopher of Neoplatonism, Plotinus.

    Kant's, Hegel's, and Kierkegaard's ideologies are explicated.

    This week, we are treated to several attempts to recapture some ground for knowledge after the devastating analysis of David Hume. After being awakened from his "dogmatic slumber" by Hume, and after much labor of his own, Immanuel Kant believed that he carved out a place for knowledge. He did so by both diligently charting th

    Philosophical Arguments For Proof of Existence

    One: Recount Descartes' argument (found in Meditation II) which culminates in the famous conclusion â??I think, therefore I am.â? How, exactly, does Descartes believe that I can absolutely know that I exist? And what can I say with certainty about myself once I know that I exist? Two: Recount Descartes' argument (in M

    Discussion question help about Heraclitus, Sophist, and Socrates is integrated.

    1. Recount the reasoning of Heraclitus that Ã??Ã?¢Ã?¯Ã?¿Ã?½Ã?¯Ã?¿Ã?½All things come into being through opposition, and all are in flux, like a river.Ã??Ã?¢Ã?¯Ã?¿Ã?½Ã?¯Ã?¿Ã?½ What reasoning leads Heraclitus to this conclusion? Next, recount the reasoning of Parmenides that Ã??Ã?¢Ã?¯Ã?¿Ã?½

    The Nichomachean Ethics: Voluntary & Involuntary Action

    1. Ethika Nikomacheia: Explain what Aristotle means in this text. Why is it important to distinguish between actions that are voluntary and involuntary? Discuss. 2. (Legal Example) Put this in a concrete context. Have you ever been concerned with an action that was less than fully voluntary? Have you ever seen a case wher

    Contrast continental with analytical philosophy

    Briefly describe the methods and ideas of continental philosophy. Use one of the thinkers in this tradition as your example. Briefly describe the methods and ideas of analytical philosophy. Use one of the thinkers in this tradition as your example. Briefly compare continental with analytical philosophy, relate one of

    Hartshorne, Plato, Metaphysics

    1. Write a biography of Charles Hartshorne, his life and contribution to philosophy in the 20th century. (any source) 2. Tell about Plato and Aristotle and thier views of metaphysics. I have the Textbook The big Question by Robert Solomon.

    Argue for god's existence

    Argue for god's existence, using all the arguements discussed in the chapter and referring to the philosophers who held those views by name. Do not argue from your own religious experience or what your mama or preacher said, or what the bible says. 1. God as transcendent- Soren Kierkegaard 2.God as totally immanent: Pantheis

    Postmodern Response to Criticism

    On p. 160 of Understanding Management Research, Johnson & Duberley say the following: While pragmatists would argue that how we construe the world is an outcome of social construction, they would also point to how an ontologically real external reality intervenes and imposes pragmatic limits on our discursive analyses. . .(r

    Discuss core concepts of postmodernism

    Do the core concepts of postmodernism help us better understand the strengths and weaknesses of Hogan & Kaiserâ??s views on personality and leadership?

    Philosophy paper: The Matrix & Plato

    View the film: The Matrix and write about the following. Write a two page essay regarding the Socratic & Platonic concepts that appear to you within the film. Please cite your sources so I can take a look as well. Please don't use wikipedia. thx =) (philosophy isn't my best subject)

    Plato & Socrates

    i don't need long answers.... 1. According to Platoâ??s theory of the Forms: Is the chair you are sitting on real? If so, then why. If not, then why? 2. explain Socratesâ?? Simile of the Sun and the Good. 3. What are the differences between Platoâ??s two realms: The Sensible Realm and the Realm of the Forms? 4

    Ethical and Moral Positions of Listed Philosophers

    For each of the following thinkers describe (a) what they think is in someone's interest, (b) how they think someone ought to live, and (c) the relation between these two. 1. Aristotle 2. Epicurus 3. Hobbes 4. Kant 5. Mill 6. Rand.

    Compare Socrates, Plato & Aristotle

    Please address: â?¢ A brief history of each philosopher. â?¢ Include the view of each philosopher on the following seven items: 1. Metaphysics 2. Epistemology 3. ethics (moral philosophy) 4. free will and/or determinism 5. personal identity 6. the problem of evil 7. the existence of God Please include the t

    Classical Philosophy

    reflection in critical analysis' essay. I. Ancient Greece: Socrates and Plato: a. Socrates: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2KzymrmNa0&feature=related b. Fragment of Platoâ??s The Apology of Socrates, where Socrates defends himself against his accusers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bVBpLjh13E


    "Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia," pp. 9-21, which is correspondence between Princess Elisabeth and Descartes. This is the question: What do you think about their discussion of the soul? Do not be flippant in your response, but discerning. At the beginning of your response to this question, be sure to define and elucidate what

    About Rene Descartes

    This solution answers the following question: which Renaissance philosopher do you think developed the greatest contribution to humanity? Explain your answer.

    Socrates & Plato's Greece

    Write a minimum 5 pages reflection critical analysis' essay of the videos: "Ancient Greece: Socrates and Plato" and "Great books: Plato's Republic" This forum reflection should explore the ethical, scientific, historic and socio-cultural dimensions of the videos. http://videos.howstuffworks.com/hsw/25880-ancient-greece-socra

    Reflecting on Socrates & Plato's Life

    Write a minimum 5 pages reflection critical analysis' essay of the videos: "Ancient Greece: Socrates and Plato" and "Great books: Plato's Republic" This forum reflection should explore the ethical, scientific, historic and socio-cultural dimensions of the videos. http://videos.howstuffworks.com/hsw/25880-ancient-greece-socrat

    Continental Philosophy Essay

    The solution provides guidance in tackling the problem indicated below: -------------------------------------------------------- Western Philosophy: 20th-21st Centuries Write a 700-1050-word analytical essay in which you describe the historical development of Continental philosophy's existentialism and phenomenology as a

    Personal Philosophy: Attaching meaning & value

    The solution is a comprehensive narrative essay of 2,734 words tackling a personalized approach to meaning & value. It is a simulated essay that presents a personal philosophy drawn from experience and socialization. It tackles the building of personal ethical standards and how they relate to personal values, career and ambition

    Critiquing a postmodern philosopher: Michel Foucault

    The essay solution seeks to help the student to understand the concept of postmodernism & the work of Michelle Foucalt. The original problem posted by the student for this academic problem is presented in full below: -------------------------------- "I am struggling in this class and need to understand more information regar

    Marcel Duchamp - his genius (Humanities)

    I need direction: an idea of a 20th-century figure whose work/artistic contributions can be classified in both 1 - the Age of Modernism and 2 - the Age of Pluralism for the 20th Century Genius Award. This person should stand out as a genius of Western culture. 3 - A synopsis of the individual's life and times, 4 - A survey

    Adorno, Habermas and the influence they received from Freud and Marx

    I'm writing a paper on Adorno, Habermas and the influence they received from Freud and Marx. I'm stuck at critical theory at the moment and (blame it on the finals) I cannot get it although I did try the usual encyclopedias, wikis and other sources. I'd really appreciate it if someone could explain to me in very simple terms wha