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  • Berkeley


    5. Explain and assess Berkeley's most powerful reasons for thinking that things other than minds have no absolute existence altogether apart from or independent of minds. Metaphysics is the study of the ultimate nature of reality and deals with what is truly real as oppose to what appears to be real. Berkeley is an idealist who believes that things other than minds have no absolute existence altogether apart from or independent of minds. He has

    Essay Length: 1,059 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: Steve
  • Berkeley’s Theory of Immaterialism

    Berkeley’s Theory of Immaterialism

    As man progressed through the various stages of evolution, it is assumed that at a certain point he began to ponder the world around him. Of course, these first attempts fell short of being scholarly, probably consisting of a few grunts and snorts at best. As time passed on, though, these ideas persisted and were eventually tackled by the more intellectual, so-called philosophers. Thus, excavation of "the external world" began. As the authoritarinism of the

    Essay Length: 2,596 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Mike
  • Bernard Gert and W.D. Ross - Ethics

    Bernard Gert and W.D. Ross - Ethics

    To behave in an ethical manner is to act in the way that an impartial rational person can advocate be publicly allowed by society when the action is covered by a moral rule. Moral rules are a set of principles or rules of conduct that people use to decide what is right or wrong. Bernard Gert and W.D. Ross created list of basic moral rules as a summary of common morality. This paper will compare

    Essay Length: 931 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 19, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Bertrand Arthur William Russell

    Bertrand Arthur William Russell

    Bertrand Russell Introduction Bertrand Arthur William Russell was born May 15th 1872 in Trelleck, Monmouthshire, Wales and he died February 2nd 1970 in Penrhyndeudraeth, Merioneth, Wales. He was a British philosopher, mathematician, writer and social critic. He was best known for his work in mathematics and philosophy. During his lifetime he made contributions to education, history, political theory, and religious studies. He had written many things relating to the sciences as well as humanities. After

    Essay Length: 1,992 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: May 7, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Bertrand Russell - Am I an Atheist or an Agnostic?

    Bertrand Russell - Am I an Atheist or an Agnostic?

    Am I An Atheist Or An Agnostic? A Plea For Tolerance In The Face Of New Dogmas by Bertrand Russell (1947) I speak as one who was intended by my father to be brought up as a Rationalist. He was quite as much of a Rationalist as I am, but he died when I was three years old, and the Court of Chancery decided that I was to have the benefits of a Christian education.

    Essay Length: 2,501 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: March 1, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Bertrand Russell’s First Cause Argument

    Bertrand Russell’s First Cause Argument

    The First-Cause Argument In Bertrand Russell's "Why I am Not a Christian" in the first-cause argument he states that If everything has a cause, why do we assume God has no cause. If God has no cause then we can not assume that everything has a cause. For instance the universe might as well not have a cause if God does not have one. He also states that it is possible to imagine the world

    Essay Length: 337 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Janna
  • Betrand Russell’s View

    Betrand Russell’s View

    Question 1 Bertrand Russell discussed certain problems he found with philosophy. Russell was concerned about how much did we really know. There is the stuff we know with our mind when we have a particular idea, and stuff we know through actually experiencing it which would justify it. But how do we know if it is real, or even there, for that matter? Russell says, "For if we cannot be sure of the independent existence

    Essay Length: 437 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 14, 2010 By: Steve
  • Bhopal Disaster Case Study

    Bhopal Disaster Case Study

    On December 3, 1984, one of the worst industrial disasters of all time occurred in Bhopal, India. During the early hours of the morning a poisonous gas, methyl isocyanate (MIC), used in producing the pesticide, Sevin, leaked from a Union Carbide plant. When the gas dissipated it had killed at least 2,000 people and injured over 200,000 others. Under Indian law both a corporation and its officers can be held criminally liable. The Indian Government

    Essay Length: 1,096 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Bio Ethics

    Bio Ethics

    The movie "Wit" is a first person account of the destructive power of cancer and how futile the situation becomes for the main character. Vivian Bearing the main character of the movie is a professor of poetry who is diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer. Ms. Bearing agrees to a "aggressive" treatment plan to combat the cancer. After a long and hard struggle with the chemo and radiation therapy, with no improvement to her health

    Essay Length: 712 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: July
  • Birthmark


    And what is this?" asked Georgiana, pointing to a small crystal globe containing a gold-colored liquid. "It is so beautiful to the eye that I could imagine it the elixir of life." "In one sense it is," replied Aylmer; "or, rather, the elixir of immortality. It is the most precious poison that ever was concocted in this world. By its aid I could apportion the lifetime of any mortal at whom you might point your

    Essay Length: 908 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 6, 2010 By: Yan
  • Blab


    <Aku> you may all pm Aku with account name and password, and i shall fix all problems for you <Aku> no really i will *** Premethius has left #neverlands *** Premethius has joined #neverlands <[WotP]Nathaniel> yeah, what about it jelgea? <[AoL]Demon_Slayer|Canada> ok aku <RebelWithoutACause|Drayen> Aku <Jelgea> they ROCK *** Toadstool has joined #neverlands <RebelWithoutACause|Drayen> call this # <Dj_Dogg|[NOGUILD]> HEY Wassup,how it going? (Toadstool) *** JohnSteel sets mode: -b *!*@* * [AoL]Demon_Slayer|Canada gives aku his acct

    Essay Length: 376 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 26, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Black Holes

    Black Holes

    For ages people have been determined to explicate on everything. Our search for explanation rests only when there is a lack of questions. Our skies hold infinite quandaries, so the quest for answers will, as a result, also be infinite. Since its inception, Astronomy as a science speculated heavily upon discovery, and only came to concrete conclusions later with closer inspection. Aspects of the skies which at one time seemed like reasonable explanations are now

    Essay Length: 2,143 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Blackburn's Article

    Blackburn's Article

    In Blackburn's article, he concluded that if a person doesn't understand his/her situation fully, he/she cannot begin to think about what is the next step to take. To support his conclusion, he stated some of his believes. To start, Blackburn believes that if you do not understand your life, then it is not worth living it. He insists that through rational reflection, a person can eliminate the bad things in life and replace them with

    Essay Length: 274 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: July
  • Blah


    Parmenides I have begun to notice a trend that is rising in our pre-Socratic philosophers, this can be observed in that their outlook on the world was one that was searching for something that was fundamental to all that was and is. For Heraclitus it was the flux and for Parmenides it is simply being. These modes of thought denote that there is some equality in all things, some characteristic that is similar for all.

    Essay Length: 523 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Blaise Pascal: The Wager

    Blaise Pascal: The Wager

    Blaise Pascal: The Wager The Wager is not easy to understand and has been dismissed by logicians. Pascal’s pages contain three distinct arguments each of which is valid. Each has the form of a decision-theoretic argument. Decision theory is the theory of deciding what to do when it is uncertain what will happen. Given an exhaustive list of possible hypotheses about the way the world is, the observation or the experimental data relevant to these

    Essay Length: 655 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: David
  • Blame


    Are some people more to blame for a crime then others and if so why? This is a question which many people wonder about today. I think the answer is yes. People who are brought up in a certain way are more likely to commit a certain crime than others. In he following I will consider why certain people are more to blame then others for the crimes that they commit. Before looking at the

    Essay Length: 1,029 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Bll Clinton the Rhodes Scholar

    Bll Clinton the Rhodes Scholar

    Remember when Bill Clinton went to the North Korea-South Korea Demilitarized Zone? As you can see above, he was looking into binoculars through the lens caps. What is amazing is that he knew obviously that the lens caps were on, but he had to fake it, because to be seen taking the lens cap off after having had the binoculars to his eyes would have not been a good photo-op, and Clinton lives and dies

    Essay Length: 301 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 30, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Board Games

    Board Games

    Snakes and ladders or Chutes and ladder is a children’s board game. It is played on a square grid, each small square is marked with a number from 1 to 100. A player starts from 1, roll a single die and then move depending on the number on the die. On the way there are ladders and snakes. Ladders are reward; skip a player to a higher level whereas snakes are penalty leading to lowering

    Essay Length: 306 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Mike
  • Boethius


    "Evil is Nothing" Her argument of Evil is Nothing is very simple. She begins by speaking with Boethius and getting at the definition of what is good and how that is related to God. She starts out by stating that they agree on the fact of God. Then they come to the agreement that God is the good itself. They then state that there is nothing that can go against God and still have power

    Essay Length: 546 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Vika
  • Bonhoeffer


    Bonhoeffer was a good man who paid the ultimate price for standing up for his faith and his refusal to bow down to the Nazis. Bonhoeffer chose to come back to Germany when he felt they needed him before the outbreak of war. He was a minister, theologian and taught classes in Germany. The Nazis forbid him to speak in public or publish anymore works. He was also told to report to the Gustapo once

    Essay Length: 1,090 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: May 30, 2010 By: Edward
  • Bowling for Columbine

    Bowling for Columbine

    Bowling for Columbine The movie, Bowling for Columbine, explores many issues. I agree with how the movie really explores the complexity of violent crime. I agree with how the movie claims there is no one magic answer for violence when investigating the amount of guns, violent movies, violent video games and television shows. I also agree with the depiction of an insensitive NRA, based on the NRAs gun rallies shortly after two major gun-related tragedies,

    Essay Length: 711 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Max
  • Branches of Philosophy

    Branches of Philosophy

    The 5 Branches of Philosophy Healthcare is considered one of the backbones of our society and is integrated into every aspect of our lives. When talking about different areas healthcare, we can use philosophy to better understand the basic principles involved in healthcare. Philosophy can be divided into five different branches; metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, politics, and esthetics. These five branches show the different perspectives of healthcare to better understand how the related to one another.

    Essay Length: 876 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: July
  • Bravada Gita

    Bravada Gita

    Create a profile of all of the three yogas. For each of the three yogas you must include A-C. Have you ever wondered what yoga actually stands for? Where it can from? Why people are interested in it? Or, how yoga is apart of life? People such as philosophers, and psychologists, have over time been attempting to answer, these questions for centuries. According to yoga is defined as, "a holistic system of refining the

    Essay Length: 1,430 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Breadtalk Group 1 - Business Types of Ownership

    Breadtalk Group 1 - Business Types of Ownership Business Types of Ownership The pros and cons of different business types of ownership, including sole proprietorship, partnering, corporations, and limited liability companies. One of the first decisions that you will have to make as a business owner is how the company should be structured. This decision will have long-term implications, so consult with an accountant and attorney to help you select the form of ownership that is right for you. In making a

    Essay Length: 1,755 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: May 4, 2011 By: brahma
  • Brian Skyrms’ Evolution of the Social Contract

    Brian Skyrms’ Evolution of the Social Contract

    Skyrms' book, Evolution of the Social Contract, offers a compelling explanation as to why individuals, when placed with one-shot prisoner's dilemmas, will often cooperate, or choose the equilibrium that will benefit both parties equally. He uses examples to outline how individuals of certain environments frequently engage in activities that benefit the group at their own personal expense. Using both game theory and decision theory, Skyrms explores problems with the social contract when it is applied

    Essay Length: 585 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 17, 2010 By: David
  • Brief Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

    Brief Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

    CHAPTER ONE BRIEF HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE Writing a historical account of the development of Philosophy of science is quite a task to fulfill. It confronts at least two problems. First, the philosophy of science as an academic discipline is fairly new. Few historians attempt to write about its history yet. Secondly, these few historians do not agree on the nature and scope of philosophy of science. A coherent understanding of the

    Essay Length: 3,401 Words / 14 Pages
    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Edward
  • Buddhism


    The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity. If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism. Albert Einstein Buddhism is a religion and philosophy based

    Essay Length: 1,043 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 26, 2010 By: Mike
  • Buddhism in America

    Buddhism in America

    Understanding Buddhism Term Paper Buddhism in America In this paper I have chosen to explore the growing phenomenon of Western Buddhism, specifically the rise of Buddhist philosophy and Buddhist religion and its various sects in the United States of America. There is little consensus on an explanation for the growing popularity of American Buddhism. Unlike in Asia where there is century's worth of social and political background for Buddhism, America has almost none by comparison.

    Essay Length: 2,576 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: April 24, 2010 By: regina
  • Buddhist Cosmology

    Buddhist Cosmology

    Buddhist cosmology is the study of philosophy dealing with the process, origin, and structure of the universe. The patterns and laws of the universe are understandable. This seems like a herculean task, but the guidance we gain from the study of the universe is the basis of everything. If we follow the teachings of Buddhist cosmology, we may avoid bad decisions and create a better world for the next generation. Through imagination and contemplation, wisdom

    Essay Length: 631 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 19, 2017 By: Kelly Caddell
  • Buddhist Economics

    Buddhist Economics

    Schumacher claims that the overall desire to remain faithful to their heritage through living the "Right Livelihood" is characteristic of Buddhist Economics. The values found in Buddhist Economics are not applicable to the modern west nor will they be, short of a mental and ethical revolution. There is universal agreement between all economists that a fundamental source of wealth is human labor, however Buddhist Economics differ in its view and appreciation of labor. Buddhist Economics

    Essay Length: 647 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Mike

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