Medieval philosophy PH317
Paper 1- Augustine of Hippo
Augustine of Hippo, who later went on to be known as Saint Augustine was born
in the year 354CE. His mother was a Christian and his father was Pagan. He initially
followed in his fathers footsteps and
Determinism and Fate
Thomas Jefferson memorial essay
For thousands of years the question what controllers the fates of men has been a
point of disagreement. In the 12th century a man by the name of Maimonides was rather
Four Kinds of philosophical questions
1) Logical- How do ideas relate to one another?
a) Comparing principles to propositions.
2) Epistemology- Knowledge
a) Giving an account or explanation of knowledge.
b) What do we know- How do we know- How is Kn
Final paper on Truth and Beauty
3rd March 2012
The questions of what is Truth, what is Beauty, and what is the answer to life, the
universe, and everything have plagued philosophers for thousands of years. The
philosopher Plotinus and the subtle doc
PH317 Earlier Philosophers- Socrates And Plato,
Socrates is convicted of corrupting the youth of Athens. He refuses exile in favor
of execution because he doesnt want to leave Athens.
A life without examining myself and others is not worth living. The une
Universals general nouns that point to whole groups of things and what is their
Universals are said of many things but nothing is said of them.
Nominalism- meanings of words live in the dictionary or thought or the word
The forms of objects Nature of love
How is it we recognize objects? By connecting it to the form of chair-ness?
When we see beauty we are recognizing its relationship with the form of the beautiful.
Diatomas Ladder or a ladder o
PH317 Stipulated definition of god:
God is that being then witch no greater being may be conceived.
Does this cover all of what god is? I can think of a much greater being. He is large and
made out of noodles. He also hands out beer and strippers.
Proofs of the existence of god
Page 58- sec 15, If I proved
If there is better than there must be best.
Thomas Aquinas- scholasticism.
-Debate on settled or traditional questions
-appeals to authority are valid forms of argument
The Phaedo and the Republic
The Phaedo is not truly fiction because it is quite possibly conversations that took place with
the people described but it is all told through Plato so it is a biased and human account.
87 (107. C-d) what comes to be in