Philosophy and the Scientific Revolution
Modern philosophy began with the Scientific Revolution. Leaders of the Revolution such as Galileo Galilei, Francis Bacon, and Ren Descartes rejected
WRITING A PHILOSOPHY PAPER
STEP ONE: IDENTIFY THE THESIS
The first step in writing your paper is to identify your thesis. Your thesis is the point you are trying to prove. Suppose, for instance, that the assignment is this: In three to six pages answ
The physicalist worldview
Physicalism claims that everything is physical; everything can be exhaustively described and explained by the natural sciences, ultimately physics. Physicalists dif
The reductivist worldview dominated philosophy of mind for many years, but the multiple-realizability argument changed that. In conjunction with functionalism, a the
Substance dualism claims that persons and bodies are distinct. Persons such as you and I are purely mental beings; we have no physical properties. Bodies, on the other hand
1. What brings Euthyphro to court?
Euthyphro has come to prosecute his own father for having unintentionally killed a murderous
hired servant. The man got drunk and, in a rage, slit the throat of one of Euthyphro's servants.
Euthyphro's father b