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The Great Philosophers

Hume and Kant

I've been trying to figure out how to write a essay on Hume's view voluntary action. I'm having a hard time developing how to write an objection and response. The "complex" version of Hume's conception of freedom is this: an action is free, only if it is voluntary and only to the extent that the choice to perform this a

Hume's Enquiry: an argument breakdown of Section VII

In Section VII of An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Hume argues that the idea of necessary connection (or power) is without significance. Provide an outline of Hume's arguments in support of this skeptical claim.

Hume's Treatise: A Summary of Section 1

Summarize Hume's arguments for the basic division of mental contents into impressions and ideas, and the causal priority of impressions (Treatise of Human Nature, Section 1).

Augustine and aquinas

Please help with the following problem: How is Augustine platonic and Aquinas aristotelian? Can someone give me an in-depth way of how each is like Plato and Aristotole.

Plato, Aristotle and Religion:10 Multiple Choice Questions

1) For Plato, a just society is one in which . a) there is a classless, egalitarian society. b) each of the classes reflects the tripartite division of the soul. c) "lovers of wisdom" (philosophers) are the "guardians" and/ or police of society. d) The virtue of the rulers is "moderation". 2) The sun and the Good are ali

Dialectical Theory Explained

Please help with ideas for an essay on this subject for a presentation at school for each concept e.g. about a paragraph each. Thanks!

Compare and contrast philosophers

- Compare and contrast at least three of the philosophers as provided below(their points of view rather than their historical lives) - How would you compare them to each other? In what ways are similar/different? Why do agree and disagree with one more than you do another? - Why are the issues that they have chosen to f

Kant, Hume and Leibniz: Theory of Cause

Assume Leibniz, Kant and Hume were given the following claim: "Every event is determined by a cause according to constant laws". How would each of the three philosophers defend and explain this claim? Make sure to identify how each of their three philosophical systems differ, especially as regards to causation.

False attribution of quote to Jon Stuart Mill's On Liberty

I am writing a paper on J.S. Mill's On Liberty. I cannot locate the following quote anywhere in his text: "Is the encouragement of individuality, and with it the expansion of human happiness, best accomplished by an absolute prohibition against all social interference in the inner sphere of each person's life?" My guess i

Plato, aristotle

My teacher has presented me 7 questions, i need a small paragraph for each question answered: 1. What is the structure of the human soul from from plato, give an example such as temperament, wisdom? 2. Socrates states that nobody does evil voluntarily? 3. Socrates states why wisdom is the highest virtue? 4. plato sta

St. Thomas Aquinas "Proofs"

Describe the nature and utility of St. Thomas Aquinas' "proofs." Do you feel they hold value today; why or why not?

Plato vs Aristotle

How would you characterize the nature of the debate between Plato and Aristotle in terms of their philosophical worldviews?

William lycan

Why is the first premise of lycans argument that a computer driven robot could be constructed that has the same moral status as human beings debatable? what is lycans defense of it?

Aristotle's ideas about Ethics

What does Aristotle have to say about Ethics? How does his views about ethics and morality relate to his ideas about happiness, virtues, vices, etc.?