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  • How Does Art Change Your Perception of a Metaphysical Concept?

    How Does Art Change Your Perception of a Metaphysical Concept?

    Death is a metaphysical concept that is abstract and theoretical in composition, but doesn't embody a material form. From person to person, there are a vast array of interpretations of what death is and what it means to each individual. There is no single universal understanding of what death is, since it doesn't embody any physical characteristics. I am the kind of person whose opinions are very easily influenced. Whenever I read a book, listen

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    Submitted: February 3, 2010 By: Andrew
  • How the Night Sky Was Explained (aboriginal, Egyptian, Babylonian)

    How the Night Sky Was Explained (aboriginal, Egyptian, Babylonian)

    Aboriginal The Aboriginal explanation of the night sky involved stories from the dream time to teach them about weather, location of types of food, and the behavioural codes of their kind. For though many stories could be passed down, the night sky was used as a record of past events. The Aboriginal people had depended upon a culture of song dance and ritual for about 40 thousand years, though the stars intrigued the Aboriginals as

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    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • How to Check to See If Someone Is Plagiarising

    How to Check to See If Someone Is Plagiarising

    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Therefore, All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Mike
  • How to Mummify a Pharaoh

    How to Mummify a Pharaoh

    Page | 1. Direction words: Question 1: Identify Question 2: Use, to read, submit, note, do Question 3: State Question 4: Explain Question 5: Quote, identify, state Question 6: Describe, explain, give, to illustrate Question 7: Choose, copy out, state, state, state, write, express, provide Question 8: Choose, give, analyze, to do, to show Question 9: Find, give, write out, identify Question 10: Repeat Question 11: Write out, give, explain Question 12: Find, give, write

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    Submitted: November 23, 2015 By: rodicelul
  • How to Prepare a Healthy Breakfast

    How to Prepare a Healthy Breakfast

    How to Prepare a Healthy Breakfast It has been said a numerous amount of times that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After a long period of time when you are sleeping (which is on average a good 10 to 12 hours) your body starts to slow down. When you wake up in the morning your body is still in the state of “fasting.” Breakfast is the meal that breaks the overnight

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    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Kevin
  • How to Pursuit Life

    How to Pursuit Life

    How to Pursuit Life "Philosophical thought attributes importance to an intermediary or mediating spirit when it comes to transcending ordinary human consciousness. Socrates refers to his daimonion when he testifies in the Apology. Aristotle incorporates a similar guide to his idea of eudaimonia/the good life. Finally, the stoics, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius both speak of a ruling principle or hegemonikon as responsible for guidance in the soul." The "Apology" contain three speeches: defense, penalty, and

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    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Edward
  • Hsun Tzu

    Hsun Tzu

    Wendy Swartz The Nature of Evil Hsun Tzu's philosophy is built from the idea that human beings are by nature inherently evil, and the good they produce will only come through their conscious activity. Hsun Tzu believes that if man follows his nature and indulges in his natural desires, without transforming himself by conscious activity he is doomed to fall victim to his evil nature. "Any man who follows his nature will inevitably become involved

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Anna
  • Hugo Grotius

    Hugo Grotius

    "The law of nature can be observed by everyone and they inform us how we should live and the limit of our actions."(Grotius, Hugo) Hugo Grotius born in 1583 was the first Dutch humanist of his day to develop an international perspective on human rights. In one of Grotius writings, The Law of War and Peace, he argues that even though some may say that God does not exist, we as human beings are still

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Human Condition

    Human Condition

    Human self-awareness leads us to recognize three core paradoxes or absurd features of the human condition: * The human imagination has no physical boundaries, but our bodies do. In our minds, we can instantly travel to the ends of the universe, the center of the earth, even the center of the sun. We can use our mental microscope to visualize germs, viruses, atoms, quarks. As soon as we detect something with any instrument, we can

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Max
  • Human History - Disobidience

    Human History - Disobidience

    "Human history began with an act of disobedience, and it is not unlikely that it will be terminated by an act of obedience." In the article by Erich Fromm "Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem" the author discusses the positive and negative aspects of obedience and disobedience. This article was comprised in the early nineteen sixties when the Cuban missile crisis was still fresh on Americas minds According to Hebrew myth Adam and Eve

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    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Anna
  • Human Nature

    Human Nature

    Our life is full of problems. Reasoning is a usual way to response to problems which we concern about. We reason in response to everyday problems. For instance, asked by friends to go out dinner at a time when we have planned something else, we must decide which one is more important for us at that moment of time, and whether to decline or to adjust our schedule. Reasoning appropriate to problems like this has

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    Submitted: January 9, 2009 By: July
  • Human Nature

    Human Nature

    Human nature is the egotistical behaviours that drive the human race to be creative and inquisitive. Although some philosophers may disagree with the validity of this statement, others such as Aristotle, John Stuart Mill and Thomas Hobbes would believe it to be true. After examining the beliefs of these philosophers and using real-life examples to rebut the beliefs of those who disagree, man's true nature of curiousity, creativity and selfishness is clearly evident. Once inspecting

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Top
  • Human Nature

    Human Nature

    For years Psychologists and Sociologists have debated on whether people are essentially good or bad. Also it is questioned if a person is dictated good or bad from birth or if it is influences form society and the people around them that can make a good person bad or a bad person good. I believe that a person is by nature good when they are born, but can turn bad because of the environment that

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Mike
  • Human Nature

    Human Nature

    ESSAY CATEGORY: Philosophy Human nature Grade: B Language: English System: Country: Taiwan Authors Comments: Teachers Comments: 11/6/96 Our life is full of problems. Reasoning is a usual way to response to problems which we concern about. We reason in response to everyday problems. For instance, asked by friends to go out dinner at a time when we have planned something else, we must decide which one is more important for us at that moment of

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    Submitted: March 1, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Human Nature

    Human Nature

    Many philosophers have taken special interest in examining the condition of human beings outside of the influence of civilization. They have stripped this situation down into what they termed a "state of human nature". However, from this point, the theorists' views have separated into different perceptions of how the "basic" human being would behave and act prior to the development of society, state, and laws. Thomas Hobbes and John Locke have provided influential in-depth explanations

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    Submitted: May 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • Human Nature Essay

    Human Nature Essay

    Many philosophers have taken special interest in examining the condition of human beings outside of the influence of civilization. They have stripped this situation down into what they termed a “state of human nature”. However, from this point, the theorists’ views have separated into different perceptions of how the “basic” human being would behave and act prior to the development of society, state, and laws. Thomas Hobbes and John Locke have provided influential in-depth explanations

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Human Understanding - David Hume

    Human Understanding - David Hume

    In An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding, David Hume demonstrates how there is no way to rationally make any claims about future occurrences. According to Hume knowledge of matters of fact come from previous experience. From building on this rationale, Hume goes on to prove how, as humans we can only make inferences on what will happen in the future, based on our experiences of the past. But he points out that we are incorrect to

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    Submitted: April 29, 2010 By: Victor
  • Humanism

    Humanism

    According to Encyclopedia.com humanism is, " a philosophical and literary movement in which man and his capabilities are the central concern." While this simple definition certainly does convey the essence of the movement, it does no justice to the whirlwind of artistic and intellectual inspiration stirred up by it. There are many forms of humanistic philosophy in today's society, but the origin of this school of thought traces its roots back to the days of

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    Submitted: May 6, 2010 By: Yan
  • Humanities

    Humanities

    1. A famous speech by Shakespeare's Falstaff questions the value of: honor 2. ( T or F ) Aristotle considered plot more important than character or thought. True 3. ( T or F ) Aristotle was both a theater critic and a philosopher. True 4. Aristotle's famous analysis of tragedy is found in a work called: The Poetics 5. Aristotle's work on comedy is how long? 5 acts long 6. What did the Commedia delle'arte

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    Submitted: May 9, 2011 By: nmcmillan711
  • Humanities Paper

    Humanities Paper

    Essay Question #5: Ideologies and the Political Spectrum “There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation.” - Eugene Ionesco The concept of ideology comes from the philosophical developments posed by a collection of Greeks including Plato, who would differentiate between the notions of facts and opinions in light of the political growth of the human

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    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: David
  • Humanity

    Humanity

    The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unhappy but hardly fit for life. -Albert Einstein. Quotes are often dangerous things to base a lot of thought around since, after all, they must be relatively short and concise, and in the process, may not necessarily mean the same thing when taken out of context that they did in context. However, occasionally, a writer will write

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Hume

    Hume

    Hume What Came First: The Chicken or the Egg? David Hume moves through a logical progression of the ideas behind cause and effect. He critically analyzes the reasons behind those generally accepted ideas. Though the relation of cause and effect seems to be completely logical and based on common sense, he discusses our impressions and ideas and why they are believed. Hume's progression, starting with his initial definition of cause, to his final conclusion in

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    Submitted: January 6, 2010 By: Mike
  • Hume

    Hume

    3. Method In his Introduction to the Treatise, Hume bemoans the sorry state of philosophy, evident even to "the rabble without doors," which has given rise to "that common prejudice against metaphysical reasonings of all kinds" (T, xiv). He hopes to correct this miserable situation by introducing "the experimental method of reasoning into moral subjects," establishing "a science of human nature" that will put philosophy on a "solid foundation" of "experience and observation" (T, Introduction).

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    Submitted: April 19, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Hume and Matters of Fact

    Hume and Matters of Fact

    According to Hume, there are two types of beliefs, relations of ideas and matters of facts. Relations of ideas are indisputable. Such as a widow is a woman whose husband died. Such thoughts are usually definitions. Since it is impossible for a Widow to be anything other then the definition, these ideas are indisputable. Matters of facts claim that if the opposite is imaginable, then it is possible. Matters of fact are debatable, such as

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    Submitted: April 18, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Hume and Self Existance

    Hume and Self Existance

    The modern philosopher, David Hume, argued that the proof of self existence was not possible. Hume stated, “If any impression gives rise to the idea of self, that impression must continue invariably the same, through the whole course of our lives; since self is supposed to exist after that manner” (Kolack and Thompson 642). Although Hume made some valid arguments, his views on self existence are both wrong and arrogant. The existence of self can

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    Submitted: November 28, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Hume Causation

    Hume Causation

    I would like to introduce you to our 13 Articles of Faith which will give you a highlight to our belief's. 1. We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. 2. We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam's transgression. 3. We believe that through the atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the

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    Submitted: April 11, 2010 By: David
  • Hume Critique

    Hume Critique

    To start, Hume makes the distinction that humans' relationships with objects are either relations of ideas or matters of fact. "All the object of human reason or inquiry can naturally be divided into, relations of ideas and matters of fact."(499) Lets discuss these one at a time. Relations of ideas are parts of knowledge that are a priori, or not learned by experience. "Propositions of this kind are discoverable by the mere operation of thought,

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    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: David
  • Hume on Miracles

    Hume on Miracles

    Hume's empiricist ideology clearly informed his position on the topic of miracles. In the following, I will examine Hume's take on empiricism. From this it will be possible to deduce how Hume's empiricism played a prominent role in influencing his belief on miracles. First, what were the principles of Hume's empiricism? Hume claims that everyone is born with a blank slate (tabula rasa). The tabula rasa receives impressions which are products of immediate experience. For

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    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: Anna
  • Hume on Probability

    Hume on Probability

    Hume on Probability Hume begins section six of “An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding” by stated right out that chance does not exist, but is merely a result of our ignorance of the causes behind any given event. He argues this by relating probability and belief. Belief arises when probability is at its most high. According to chance, any event may turn out anyway. Hume illustrates his point with a die. If a die were marked

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    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Hume on Sentiments and Reason

    Hume on Sentiments and Reason

    In Appendix I., Concerning Moral Sentiment, David Hume looks to find a place in morality for reason, and sentiment. Through, five principles he ultimately concludes that reason has no place within the concept of morality, but rather is something that can only assist sentiment in matters concerning morality. And while reason can be true or false, those truths or falsities apply to facts, not to morality. He then argues morals are the direct result of

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    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Mike
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