THE JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY
VOLUME LXVIII, NO. I, JANUARY I4, 1971
FREEDOM OF THE WILL AND THE CONCEPT
OF A PERSON
HAT philosophers have lately come to accept as analy-
sis of the concept of a person is not actually analysis of
The rise and fall of multiculturalism?
New debates on inclusion and
accommodation in diverse societies
Ideas about the legal and political accommoda- (Entzinger 2003; Koopmans 2006; Prins and
tion of ethnic diversity have been in a state Sli
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Multiculturalism is, by this point, a well-wor
SENSATIONS AND BRAIN PROCESSES
SUPPOSE that I report that I have at this moment a roundish,
blurry-edged after-image which is yellowish towards its
edge and is orange towards its centre. What is it that I am
reporting?' One answer to this question might b
Human Freedom and the Self
Roderick M. Chisholm
"A staff moves a stone, and is moved by a hand, which is
moved by a man." Aristotle, Physics, 251ia.
I. The metaphysical problem of human freedom might be
summarized in the following way: Human beings are re
-is determinism compatible with free will and moral responsibility
Determinism and causality
-every event is brought about by prior causes
-every cause is itself the effect of prior causes
-chain of causes goes way back
-car accident example, got
September 29, 2016
Problem of goodness
-suppose universe was created by omnipotent, wholly malevolent demon
-could we explain existence of goodness?
Order of Good and Evil
good: courage, sympathy, etc
William Rowe (1931-)
-evil provides good reason to think god doesn't exist
-Rowe is a friendly atheist
-valid argument: the conclusion follows necessarily from the premisses
-if premisses are true conclusion must be true as
October 4, 2016
-what is a plausible explanation for why god allows evil: Theodicy
free will solution
-evil is due to free will
-but god could have created humans who freely choose to do good
-would a world where humans always freely choose to do good, wo
September 15, 2016
-Due oct 25, write up to 1200 words, due before the lecture.
Problem of Evil
-does existence of evil provide a good reason to think that god does not exist?
Epicurus and Problem Of Evil (POE)
-god wants to eliminate evil but can't
-paul is taller than peter: god is omnipotent
-peter is taller than john: god is wholly good
-john is taller than paul: evil exists
-cannot accept all three claims
basic assumptions of inconsistent triads
-good eliminates evil as f
September 27, 2016
-does the existence of evil provide a good reason for thinking that god doesn't exist
-it's logically impossible for god and evil to coexist
-an omnipotent and wholly good god cannot allow evil to exist
September 13, 2016
-Destiny: do human beings possess genuine free will?
-do humans really have free choice? eg. If i were destined to push someone into a river, do i have a
choice to not do it?
-Desire: does the good life lie in the satisfaction of whatev
Philosophical Problems (PP)
-What is a PP there are 4: Abstractness, Ultimacy, Concern for truth, Gravity
-abstractness: some questions cannot be answered without referring to the particular of the situation
e.g What should i wear today? Should i buy this
David Hume (1711-1776)
-evil provides reason to think god does no exist: doesn't matter how strong your argument is, i just don't
believe in god.
Reasonableness: eg talking to a plant, no point talking to someone who doesn't accept any reasons to
Lecture 1: Introducing Business Ethics !
Chapter 1 By Crane and Matten !
What is business ethics?!
Why is business ethics important?!
Globalization: a key context for business ethics?!
Sustainability: a key goal for business ethics?!
The mind is an extremely complex and intricate concept to comprehend. It takes a lot a practice
and knowledge to be able to control your mind the way you want to. Like Athmega mentioned
in her post on October 26th, everyone is guilty of having their mind
Shuichiro Nonaka research paper proposal 214519946
Zionism movement is the Jewish nationalist movement that focus its goal of the creation and
support of a Jewish national state in Palestine, the ancient homeland of the Jews. The hope of
returning to thei
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Apology (Gk. apologia) means defense, or defense speech, and not an apology.
The Apology was all from Platos POV, not Socrates.
501 random Athenians were chosen to be the jury for this and the only requirement was that
you were over 30.
During this ti
Historia and Phusis
Historia: one who knows because he has seen- judge, witness, or expert
Histor: derived from the root wid meaning see
In final, historia denotes both a self conscious intellectual activity activity and the learning via investigation of
The negative consequences of Britains agreement with Israel and Arab nations in 1910s and
the relation between modern Zionism
The regions of Palestine are the center of Arab nations and Israels conflicts for lon