1. Utilitarianism is a school of thought identified with the writings of Jeremy Bentham and James Mill. It advocated the principle and goal of "the greatest happiness of the greatest number". Though admirable, its approach to achieving happiness was rathe
Week 4 1. What does Kuhn mean be saying science is a social institution?
2. What is Thomas Kuhn's Theory of Scientific Revolutions? Include the idea of paradigms and crises in your answer. Do you agree or disagree with Kuhn?
Week 3 1. Tell the allegory of the cave in your own words. Then carefully explain its purpose. The allegory is the story of people who have been held prisoner in a cave deep inside a mountain. They have been there for so long that the cave has gradually b
1. Briefly describe Descartes' method of inquiry and method of doubt. Descartes' method of inquiry and method of doubt had a purpose. Their combined consequence contributed to a philosophical transformation known as the epistemological turn. By definition
Why Study Philosophy? To explain this I will be using the example of a toolbox. I learned this method a long time ago. One should study philosophy because it expands their toolbox. Everyone in life has a toolbox. They use their toolbox to help solve probl