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  • Philosophy of Science - Evolution and Creation

    Philosophy of Science - Evolution and Creation

    Philosophy of Science: Evolution and Creation When talking about evolution and creation theories, there are people on both sides of the spectrum that will go crazy for or against one side. Ever since the theory of evolution was created, there have been arguments for or against it. In this paper, I will try to define both evolution and creation theories, and explain my stand on them towards the end. The first theory that was thought

    Essay Length: 412 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 23, 2010 By: Mike
  • Philosophy of Science for Iba

    Philosophy of Science for Iba

    7.4 Anything goes Feyerabend is the most controversial and adventurous figure in the post-Kuhn debates. Initially, he was influenced by Popper, but later on he was significantly influenced by Kuhn and vice versa. Feyerabend’s most famous work was his book Against Method. In this book, he argued for ‘epistemological anarchism’; opposed to all systems of rules and constraints in science. Great scientists, according to Feyerabend, are opportunistic and creative, willing to make use of any

    Essay Length: 1,505 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: March 9, 2017 By: Rootje
  • Philosophy of Self

    Philosophy of Self

    ? How are you different now than you were in the beginning of the semester? How has this class and your experience in it influenced those changes? When I first choose this course I had spoken with Dr. Chapman who had originally be scheduled to teach it. I was expecting a class similar to the ones I've had with her before. However, when there was a new teacher teaching it I was a little apprehensive,

    Essay Length: 354 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Philosophy of Teaching Statement

    Philosophy of Teaching Statement

    Philosophy of Teaching Statement Michele Costabile Doney To develop a philosophy of teaching is to focus on my role as an educator and define what is important about it. I find that my role involves three principle activities: 1. To continually strive to develop a broad array of teaching skills and adjust them to meet the needs of my students. 2. To truly challenge my students and to evaluate them honestly and fairly. 3. To

    Essay Length: 1,728 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: July
  • Philosophy of the Human Person

    Philosophy of the Human Person

    Taylor Bearden Philosophy of the Human Person Prof. Williams Fall 2016 First Paper Assignment “Turning now to the part of the soul with which the soul knows and thinks (whether this is separable from the others in definition only, or spatially as well) we have to inquire (1) what differentiates this part, and (2) how thinking can take place. If thinking is like perceiving, it must be either a process in which the soul is

    Essay Length: 771 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: September 18, 2017 By: taylorb
  • Philosophy of the Matrix

    Philosophy of the Matrix

    Philosophy of the Matrix Great philosophers originated thousands of years ago. Then, their theories changed the thought process of many. Today, these philosophers and their theories are still influencing life, even in the media. The Matrix is a perfect model of theories by Descartes, Plato, Socrates, many other philosophers. Computer hacker, Neo, has lived a relatively normal life until he is contacted by the mystifying Morpheus, who leads him into the real world. In reality,

    Essay Length: 286 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 8, 2010 By: Jack
  • Philosophy of Truth

    Philosophy of Truth

    There are many theories on the meaning of truth, and with those theories come beliefs and questions as to why one is more adequate than the others. The theory that I will discuss as the most adequate is the correspondence theory. Honestly, I don't possess the capabilities to fully determine the most sufficient theory of truth. I do, however, have empirical evidence and solid reasoning to support the correspondence theory. There are many valid arguments

    Essay Length: 1,154 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: July
  • Philosophy on Sports Leadership

    Philosophy on Sports Leadership

    MOTIVATION – Sports Leadership My philosophy on motivation is driven by four points: 1) recognizing hard work and sacrifice, 2) fostering communication throughout the workforce and 3) finding the right button (or what makes your employees tick). Mario Andretti states that “desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”

    Essay Length: 1,402 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 11, 2016 By: JHGoodglass
  • Philosophy Paper

    Philosophy Paper

    Williams Taylor Bearden Ethics Prof. Williams Fall 2017 First Paper Assignment - Rationalization “Notice that the last two steps of rationalizing are surprisingly similar to values clarification. Rather than have our emotions follow reason, we submit our reason to our errant emotional desires. Values clarification says, “I desire it, therefore it is good for me.” Rationalization says, “I desire it, therefore, find some way that it is good.” Precisely this role reversal – making reason

    Essay Length: 1,238 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 16, 2017 By: taylorb
  • Philosophy В– Plato and Aristotle

    Philosophy В– Plato and Aristotle

    Aristotle goes into a great detail discussing the life and nature of the city-state as well as the divisions within in. Like everything else that exists, the aim of the city is that it is there for the sake of something good. The city is in existence to serve some good purpose and to make the lives of those who live within it (its members) better. The city has the character of completeness and is

    Essay Length: 2,480 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Philosophy: Opening the Mind one Person at a Time

    Philosophy: Opening the Mind one Person at a Time

    Enlightment philosophers expressed basic principles of the modern view such as the belief that every person posses natural rights that the government should not violate, and the yearning to reform the principles of society based on reasons. While Voltaire supported a conservative ideology on holding onto monarchy and tradition, he pleaded for tolerance and disagreed with religious fanaticism and persecution. At the same time, John Locke believed individuals were born with their natural rights and

    Essay Length: 930 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Monika
  • Philosopy


    Paper #3 Honesty, beauty, truth, and freedom are all concepts that are universal. These concepts can be applied to anyone at anytime anywhere, making these concepts 100% objective. All these concepts are critical and essential for a relationship. Without these there is no relationship only a moment. A relationship can only be had be had by two beings. The first concept that is needed for a relationship is honesty. To have honesty you have to

    Essay Length: 329 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 19, 2010 By: Jack
  • Philosopy


    "The greater strength of Irenaeus's explanation of evil is that it points to a loving God". Discuss (17 Marks) There are both strengths and weaknesses of this Theodicy. John Hick provides support for this theory as he accepts the view that God needed to allow humans to develop themselves, rather than creating them perfect. He argues that the goodness, which is developed by free choice, is genuinely better than an already made goodness. If God

    Essay Length: 254 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Philosopy of Education According to ontologies

    Philosopy of Education According to ontologies

    Philosophies of Education according to Ontologies Ontological philosophy takes ontology to be a kind of explanation in which the causes are basic substances, and the effects are found in the world. Given the existence of certain kinds of basic substances and basic relationships, it explains the things found in the world by showing how their existence is constituted by such substances and relations among them. In dualism there are two kinds of things that are

    Essay Length: 266 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Philospophy


    Aristotle refutes Plato's Theory of Ideas on three basic grounds: that the existence of Ideas contradicts itself by denying the possibility of negations; that his illustrations of Ideas are merely empty metaphors; and that they theory uses impermanent abstractions to create examples of perception. Though the theory is meant to establish concrete standards for the knowledge of reality, Aristotle considers it fraught with inconsistencies and believes that the concept of reality depends upon all forms'

    Essay Length: 1,332 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 25, 2010 By: Monika
  • Philo’s Views on Religion

    Philo’s Views on Religion

    Philo's View on Religion In part X, of Hume's book Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, Demea and Philo converse over the point of religion. Demea, a dogmatist, states that human beings are such wretched creatures. Philo, being a skeptic, can always agree; he claims that the best and indeed the only method of bringing everyone to a due sense of religion is by just representations of the misery and wickedness of men. I can, myself, always

    Essay Length: 813 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Philsopiphy on Destructive Habits

    Philsopiphy on Destructive Habits

    Most people, in my opinion, adapt these destructive habits because they believe the habits are good for them in one way or another, even though they know that these same habits are also destructive to. Various mannerisms, drugs, and other behaviors while hurting them in obvious, and sometimes not so obvious ways, serve them in other aspects of their lives validating these habits for them. First off, an obvious habit with obvious consequences today would

    Essay Length: 726 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Monika
  • Phl 251 - Nature of Thought Paper

    Phl 251 - Nature of Thought Paper

    Nature of Thought Paper Rebecca Quick PHL/251 November 23, 2015 Dr. Michael Newman Myers ________________ Nature of Thought Paper Before one can understand the nature of thought, they must first understand what it means to think. Thinking can be described as a way of reasoning, the process of thought, or even one's opinion or judgement. One must also be familiar with the different contributors of thinking; the most important of these contributors are the sensory

    Essay Length: 817 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: June 28, 2016 By: requick69
  • Photographers


    Media is the single most important factor in molding public opinion. This has held true throughout all American history. Public sentiment can be easily shifted by newspapers, fiery orators, political cartoons, or in the case of the rural farmers, photographs. The Farm Security Administration (FSA) was able to get the attention of middle and upper-class Americans by releasing a collection of pictures which vividly displayed the living conditions of many small-scale rural farmers. The FSA's

    Essay Length: 539 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 26, 2010 By: Janna
  • Phy


    CLONING 1. Should society regulate the practice of surrogacy? In what ways? How should it deal with surrogate mothers who change their minds? I think that society should regulate the practice of surrogacy. It is a dark market in which babies are the commodities. There are too many babies/children that need to be adopted. Surrogacy has opened up an irreversible Pandora's box. So, even though society cannot stop surrogacy, it should regulate it by controlling

    Essay Length: 417 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Vika
  • Pit Bull Ban

    Pit Bull Ban

    Pit Bull Ban Pit bulls are wonderful dogs, which really can bring no harm to people and other dogs. It’s the owners that train them to be this way, and now these loving dogs are being punished for their owner’s mistakes. Over the past years Pit bull, and Pit Bull breeds have attacked many people, and now the government is taking actions. The only problem is that Pit Bulls are being destroyed. Pit Bulls can

    Essay Length: 510 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 24, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Plagiarism


    In today's world of high speed internet, high powered computers and free access to thousands of databases and publications, access to a vast amount of information is just a "click away". When used properly, this information can benefit students and general academics around the world. When used improperly, it can help create one of the biggest problems facing the Academic environment today, Plagiarism. In our society, it is quite common to hear reports of people

    Essay Length: 624 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Yan
  • Plato


    Plato was born to an aristocratic family in Athens, Greece. When he was a child his father, Ariston, who was believed to be descended from the early kings of Athens died, and his mother, Perictione married Pyrilampes. As a young man Plato was always interested in political leadership and eventually became a disciple of Socrates. He followed his philosophy and his dialectical style, which is believed to be the search for truth through questions, answers,

    Essay Length: 1,745 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Plato


    As a psyche in the ancient Greek cosmos, I have become aware of the logos of the cosmos. The cosmos becomes knowable to me through the virtues of truth, goodness, and beauty. Logos is Greek for measure and cosmos, a Greek word, can be translated as meaning totality. When I encounter the Greeks, they claim that there are three elements to cosmos. The first factor is anthrapoi which is Greek for human-like. The word anthrapoi

    Essay Length: 1,671 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Yan
  • Plato


    In Philosophy there were many philosophers that made a difference in society nothing more than Plato. Plato was a public figure to society and had a major contribution to our society and medieval philosophy, through his ideas and works. Plato helped to lay the philosophical foundations of Western culture through Plato definition of forms and his contribution to society and the virtuous life Plato had a major impact on the philosophical foundation of Western Culture

    Essay Length: 1,538 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Plato


    Plato has a concept of the ideal city and he thinks that society should be ruled by a king who knows a lot about philosophy. He also believes that there is a need for strict division of labor. Some people ask "is this the best way to run a society?" This essay will be answering that question and any others that happen to come up. Plato argues that it is very important to have a

    Essay Length: 2,112 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Plato


    Plato LIFE Plato was born to an aristocratic family in Athens, Greece. When he was a child his father, Ariston, who was believed to be descended from the early kings of Athens died, and his mother, Perictione married Pyrilampes. As a young man Plato was always interested in political leadership and eventually became a disciple of Socrates. He followed his philosophy and his dialectical style, which is believed to be the search for truth through

    Essay Length: 1,802 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: David
  • Plato


    Today many people regard Plato as the first genuine political philosopher and Aristotle as the first political scientist. They were both great thinkers in regards to, in part with Socrates, being the foundation of the great western philosophers. Plato and Aristotle each had ideas in how to proceed with improving the society in which they were part of during their existence. It is necessary therefore to analyze their different theoretical approaches regarding their philosophical perspectives,

    Essay Length: 1,952 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: Jack
  • Plato


    Exercise 1: Conclusion In Plato's "The Republic", Plato concludes that the nature of reality is constantly changing. Exercise 2: Explanation of Conclusion The primary area of philosophy that this conclusion refers to is metaphysics. Metaphysics is concerned with what the nature of reality is like, what causes things to be the way they are and what causes things to change. In Plato's "Republic," he addresses the fundamental question of what the ultimate nature of reality

    Essay Length: 429 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 23, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Plato


    Day 2 Title: Supply and Demand Grade Level: Fifth and Sixth Grade Organization: Whole Group Objectives: Students will be able to: 1. Define the terms supply and demand. 2. Identify what happens when demand exceeds supply. 3. Identify what happens when supply exceeds demand. 4. Explain how economic stability or affluence affects supply and demand. Standards: Production, Distribution and Consumption Materials: Poker chips Prizes for each child in the class (i.e. candy, homework pass etc..)

    Essay Length: 513 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Fonta
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