Philosophy of the Human Person 1000C
Philos (love of people)
eros (erotic love) sexualized love like in Greek mythology typically.
agape (transcendent love) greater love hath no one than this, he who
laid down their life for their friends (not
PHI 1000C Mid-Term Review Sketch
metaphysics the systematic study of the most fundamental structures of reality;
from Aristotles works after and beyond his Physics.
ontology the study of being; ontological inherent, in itself; sub-field of metaphysics
1.) 3-part format: Thesis (your opinion to be supported); Discussion or
Argument (dialogue = your + supporting experts + opposing points of
view; assertions supported, questions from other points of view addressed),
Conclusion (summary: t
Dr. G. Statile
Introduction to Logic
April 30th, 2017
Part I: Multiple Choice Questions
Joseph Joudeh Almasri
Dr. G. Statile
Intro to Logic
April 2nd, 2017
Logic Take-Home Test
February 21st, 2017
St. Johns University
PHI 1000C (10421): Philosophy of the Human Person Spring 2017 Semester
Saturdays: 11:30am 2:15pm Room: MAR 329/Hybrid Blackboard
S. Eileen M. Connor, OP, Ed.D. College of Professional Studies-Humanities
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Unit 4: Is the Ontological Argument a Valid Argument?
The validity of the ontological argument for the existence of God is a source of contention within
metaphysics. An ontological argument is a logically
Unit 3: Does Free Will Exist?
The topic of free will is particularly interesting to discuss because there is a wide variety of
interpretations that surround it. The Greeks, for example, did not originally
Unit 1: Do the Pre-Socratics favor a materialist or non-materialist solution to the problem of the
One and the Many?
One of the key issues which affected Pre-Socratic philosophy was the problem of the One
Unit 9: Does the Anthropic Principle succeed in rehabilitating the reputation of the Design
The Design argument is primarily based on experience and it is teleological in the sense that it
Unit 5: Does Aquinas Succeed in Proving the Existence of God?
In Summa Theologica, Saint Thomas Aquinas proposes five proofs to allow human beings to
prove the existence of God. Through employing natural
Unit 10: What are the contributions of Heidegger, Logical Positivism, and William James to
Heidegger, Logical Positivism and William James all contributed to philosophy in different ways.
Unit 7: How are Locke and Berkeley similar and different in regard to their empiricist
Philosophers John Locke and Bishop George Berkeley present empiricist insights that are both
Unit 6: How does Descartes overthrow skepticism and guarantee the reliability of scientific
Rene Descartes Meditations provides a philosophical method to confirm the possibility and
Unit 8: How does Hume's theory of causation embody his overall empiricist
David Hume attempted to explore and push empiricist thought to its full potential. He
distinguishes between our minds co
Unit 2: Is Personal Identity Really a Problem?
The metaphysical problem of personal identity indicates that a person remains the same despite
the changes which affect their minds and bodies over time. The
Matrices and Row Operations
aij " i th row"
" j th column"
A matrix is a rectangular array of
numbers. We subscript entries to tell
their location in the array
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of World before Socrates, Plato
Prof. J. Coquilla, MA
This outline is not exhaustive. This is just
few list of ancient (Greek) philo
1 out of 1 points
It is the process of understanding of reality, that which philosophers in the past have tried to
understand, their concerns become our concerns and their questions become our questions, their
answers become our answers.
1. In 1920 what percent of homes in America had electricity?
2. The first radio station to begin broadcasting regularly scheduled program was located in
3. Who was once known as Lone Eagle?
Ans: Charles Lindbergh
4. In 1920 how
HISTORY EXAM 1
1. Thomas Alva Edison invented the
Ans: first phonography in 1877 and electric bulb in 1879.
2. Who developed the first alternating current electrical system?
Ans: Nikola Tesla in 1888
3. How did Vertical Integration play into the success o
Etymology the origin or roots of words.
Philosophy is combination of two root words.
o Philo means love of
o Sophy means wisdom
Love of wisdom
Early history of philosophy:
Socrates (Greece) passes away in 399 B.C.
o Hes the beginning of mod
o Free Will/Det.
Survival of the fittest Social Darwinism* (* it shouldnt be associated
with Darwins theory)
Darwin is not Lamarck.
With time, biological and social entities make objective prog
Different behavior in women and men (gender)
Beware of instinct vs. expectation
o By nature:
Innateness, essence, cognition/physical (brain)
Because of history:
Non brain, Physical differences
Strength and pregnancy
o No dif
Equality of men & women. Socrates argues that in the guardian class there should be
an equality between men & women.
Book 5- page 290
Conversation between Glaucon and Socrates
Socrates says; Women & men should do everything to
March 26th, 2017
o Marquis believes depriving a fetus from a future like ours is wrong. Which is why he
thinks abortion is immoral.
o Desire account is the desire to kill those who do not want to live. Discontinuation accoun
Descartes- section 18- meditations I and II
David Hume- section 21- all
Kant- section 24- first few pages
How do we know what we think we know?
Epistemology-theory of knowledge
episteme- problem of knowledge
-knowledge is like math
-Form actualizes the potential of matter
-form idea of a table table- matter wood
essence- list of essential properties
no where in this list would you find existence
essence is potentiality
25 multiple choice
chapter 13-15 in textbook
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aristotle and Aquinas
Aquinas uses artistoles stuff to prove existence of god
1- great chain of being
2- principle of analogy