PHI105 Week 3 Assignment - Letter to a European Philosopher

PHI105 Week 3 Assignment - Letter to a European Philosopher...

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Assignment: Letter to a European Philosopher Dear Mr. Hegel, Date I mean no disrespect to you or your views but I must disagree with one of the main themes of your philosophical views. You stated “Everything depends on grasping the truth not merely as Substance but as Subject as well.” According to my readings by Moore and Bruder, 2008, this means that what is true, what is real, is not merely that which is thought of, but that which thinks. Thus, what is most real, the Absolute, is thought thinking of itself. Just because we have a thought about something does not necessarily make it real. For example one may have the thought of being thin and extremely attractive when in reality they are obese and unattractive. Just thinking about
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Unformatted text preview: something does not make it so. I believe that the truth is found in what we see. When I look out my window and see that lake is full of crystal blue water then it is full of crystal blue water. Now if I look out my window and think the lake is dry and empty and it is actually full of crystal blue water then the thought of it being dry and empty is neither real nor true. So for the thought to be absolute true it must be real. My idea is if we can see it and/or feel it then it must be real and true which makes it absolute. Sincerely, Your Name Reference Moore, B. N., & Bruder, K. (2008). Philosophy: The power of ideas (7th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education....
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2012 for the course PHI 105 105 taught by Professor Larrywaggle during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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