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Christina Lavelle Final Paper Philosophy How does a person distinguish between what is real and what appears to be? What is real is the truth; the essence of a thing. It is eternal. Appearance is not only subject to time and place, but it is constantly changing form. It can be interpreted differently by each individual until it is far from what is real. Many philosophers have tried to use reason to solve this problem. Simone de Beauvoir talks about the illusions that humans make in order to explain the world in The Ethics of Ambiguity. Plato believes that only though dialogue can a person come to an answer. He shows this in his play, The Euthyphro . Simone de Beauvoir is one of very few well known women philosophers. She says in her book that life is ambiguous and men struggle to find their place in the world. At any and every moment a man knows that he truly exists and yet each moment cannot be measured by time because the past has already occurred and the future doesn’t stop coming. An individual must depend on the group. This becomes a confusing conundrum
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course PHIL 212 taught by Professor Scapp during the Spring '07 term at College of Mount Saint Vincent.

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