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The Great Philosophers

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.

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?

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.?

St. Thomas Aquinas

1 and 1/2 pages a. critically evaluate Thomas argument from necessity in the terms of validity and soundness. how does it turn on the validity of the Aristotelian princle of ' no infinate Regress'?

Plato and aristole

1 and 1/2pages A. what are the forms and what problem was plato trying to address with his theiry of the forms? b. How does Plato see experience of particular objects as related to knowledge? c. How is aritotle's theory of the forms different from plato's d. What is one weakness of Plato's theory that aritstole was trying to


What is the defining characteristic of a philosopher according to Plato?


Plato needs to prove the soul has 3 come?


What is Justice in the city? Plato contends that we have to see whether it applies as well to justice in a person...why does he think this?

Aquinas and Descartes causal series, causal hierarchy

What are Aquinas' and Descartes' versions of the first cause argument? What is the distinction between a "causal series" and a "causal hierarchy"? What are the major advantages or disadvantages of each argument in comparison with the other? What are the most controversial premises in each argument?

Understanding book 9 of The Republic

Hi...I'm trying to understand a concept my teacher said would be on our next quiz which is on The Republic, by Plato, Book 9. The question I'm trying to make certain I get is: why is the unjust man more miserable than a just man? This seems easy but when I read this book 9 Plato is talking about a terrified slave, and that th

Letter to E. Beckerr

This is the question again. ---Who are you? Is there more to this fleshy casing? What makes you who you are? Write a 5 page letter to Ernest Becker explaining who you think you are. ---Use at least three quotes from the photocopied chapter "The Inner World" from his book The Birth and Death of Meaning.