William James the Will to Believe Summary pp. 180-188
The argument states that belief can be seen in terms of what are called live and dead hypotheses.
So, in choosing between two hypotheses or options such as God exists and God does not exist it
Saint Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologiae Summary pp. 172-180
Summa considers the nature and extent of sacred doctrine, or theology. Question 2 of part 1
concerns the existence of God and is subdivided into three Articles. In the First Article, Aquinas
Paper Topics for Introduction to Philosophy
Skeptics (Descartes and Hume) suggest that we cannot have any knowledge.
But if so, that means we must be content with mere belief. Is there any way
out of skepticism about the external world? Or, should be ske
Speech and Debate Showcase Analysis
Speech #1: The first speech was an informative speech informing the audience about kids with
speaking impairments and how the school education system in America needs to adjust to kids
with different communicate impairm
Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics Summary pp.153-166
Nicomachean Ethics is a philosophical inquiry into the nature of the good life for a human being.
Aristotle begins the work by positing that there exists some ultimate good toward. Ethical virtue
"is a habi
Summary on John Stuart Mills Utilitarianism Reading pp. 133-153
Mill observes that many people misunderstand utilitarianism by interpreting utility as in
opposition to pleasure. In reality, utility is defined as pleasure itself, and the absence of pain.
Summary on the Elements of Moral Philosophy by James Rachels pp. 199
Elements of Moral Philosophy by James Rachels begins by attempting to define morality.
Rachel expresses different cultures have unique customs and ways of thinking. It may be difficult
Summary on Facing Up to the Problems of Consciousness pp. 94-109
Chalmers distinguishes easy problems of consciousness from the hard problems. Chalmers
describes what he calls the easy problems of consciousness as essentially anything that boils
down to t