September 2007 Western Philosophy Definitions 1. 2. 3. What is justice? Where does knowledge come from? Why do you think evil exists in the world?
For the longest time I thought that justice was to obey the laws of your country and to do right by ot
Plato- Euthyphro 8/29/13
He seems to me to start out by harming the very heart of the city by attempting
to wrong you. (3a)
Socrates is very well known in the city.
Meletus doesnt really know what hes doing or what he has gotten himself int
Midterm Exam Review
What is a Sophist? How is a Sophist different from a Philosopher?
Sophists- paid to teach winning an argument,manipulative, teacher of rhetoric, making
the weaker argument stronger, twisting words to make the wea
Who is Socrates?
Socrates is a man who thinks highly of himself even though, at times, he does
not choose to admit it. Socrates states that everyone lacks intellectual humility
therefore, they know nothing. Since Socrates does not lack intellectual humili
Work Reflection Paper
Socrates and Ivan Reflection Paper
My very first real paying job is my current one. I work as a hostess for a
restaurant and although it sounds like a pretty dull job, because lets be honest Im
basically being paid
Socrates Critical Analysis Paper
One can search for the meaning of life and never come upon a real answer. He could
continue to ask a new person everyday for the rest of their life and still never find a true
definition. This is because everybody defines
Affecturismbeing in love with a music performer while they perform
Your mind is searching for a reason as to why you are enjoying yourself so
We feel and act in ways that we dont understandyour mind tries to make
Saint Augustine Book 8
In Saint Augustines Confessions Book 8, we are told how Augustine eventually
converted to Catholicism after experiencing the tug-of-war between committing to
serving God, and repeatedly giving in to the pleasures of sin. He decide
Trust the Public?
Hannah Arendts Reflection on Little Rock suggests that the federal
governments enforcement of desegregation in public schools will, in the long run, result
in even more inequality. However, this dilemma can be avoided so long as the fe
Turning Desire in to Taboo
In Cornel Wests Race Matters he opens the chapter regarding black sexuality
with a claim that despite all of the taboos on black sexuality that has been established by
white America, it is still perceived to be more intriguing
PHIL 105 004
20 January 2014
At one point in Alcibiades and Socrates discussion, Socrates asks Alcibiades to
explain what kind of state is improved and better managed and ordered. Alcibiades
answers, telling him that the pres
Maybe Hes Born With It Maybe Its His Own Choice.
In Jean-Paul Sartres lecture, Existentialism Is a Humanism, he mentions how
(according to an existentialist like himself) men are not born with dispositions or
unchangeable characteristics. That cowards a
It Is Always Better to Forget Than to Forgive
In section ten of the first essay of Friedrich Nietzsches Genealogy of Morals, he
describes the key differences in the lifestyles of the good noble men, and the bad
men of slave morality. One particularly in
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
In section eighteen of his second Treatise, Nietzsche explains how although the
aesthetic value has tamed man by making him say no to his natural impulses, and that
this act has also provided man with the idea of beauty.
PHIL 105 004
3 February 2014
In Platos Laches, Laches explains to Socrates how he believes that it is
important to only learn from good men only (189 a); good meaning the best in their
craft, art, or whatever field of knowledge the
Saint Augustine on Woman
I was very surprised to read that Saint Augustine said woman is a creature neither
decisive nor constant. I would have assumed that Augustine would have taken the time
to really consider and even philosophize on the subject of w
Dieting and Weight Loss
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10 lbs. th
We are the inheritors of a social morality which seeks the rules for acceptable behavior in
relations with others. Since the sixteenth century, criticism of established morality has
been undertaken in the name of the importance of recognizi
18 October 2007 Professor Efani Meditation Six 1. What is the chiliagon and what purpose does this example serve? 2. What is the essential difference between mind and body?
Meditation six of Descartes Meditations on the First Philosophy concentrates
Professor Erfani 29 October 2007 William James: Will to Believe 1. What is an option? Give examples of a trivial and a momentous option. 2. What is the difference between and absolutist and an empiricist when it comes to the question of truth? The de
5 November 2007 Professor Erfani Freud: Future of an Illusion 1. What were the three tasks of the Gods? How are they related to the role of civilization? 2. What difference does Freud see between geography and religion? Civilization needs order; ther
1 November 2007
William James: Will to Believe
1. What does James mean when he says that we have to create or participate in truth? What
do you make of his example of being in love?
2. What are two advantages of religion?
When William Jam
7 December 2007 Phil- 105 Dr. Erfani 2. Why should we, according to William James, believe? How is religious belief different from a belief in morality or science? Is he in agreement or disagreement with Pascal? William James is an empiricist. He bel
3 December 2007 Professor Erfani Definitions: 1. What is justice? 2. Where does knowledge come from? 3. Why do you think evil exists in the world? I had always thought that justice was more to do with the golden rule than anything else. You must alwa
8 November 2007 Professor Erfani Second Essay John Locke: An Essay Concerning Human Behavior 6. Describe and evaluate the importance of sense-perception for Locke. Do you agree that all knowledge comes from our senses?
In An Essay Concerning Human U
October 15, 2007 Professor Erfani Western Philosophy
3. What is a noble lie? Why is it noble? Why is it a lie? What is its function? What relationship does it have with justice? Evaluate the noble lie from your own perspective .
22 October 2007 Professor Erfani John Locke: Essay Concerning Human Understanding
1. What is the difference between sensation and reflection? Provide an example 2. What is the origin of ideas according to Locke? John Locke argues that there are five
September 10, 2007 Western Philosophy Plato, The Republic, 368c-376e; 412b-421c 1. What are the basic tasks of the citizens of Socrates small city? How are these tasks divided up? 2. Briefly outline the content of the noble lie. What is a lie? Why is
Crito Reading Notes
my good Critoas they were done (47)Socrates expresses how he does not
care what people think and that reasonable people, who matter, will understand
what is donesimilarly, Socrates does not care how he is viewed by the ju
Socrates claims not to be wise, not to be in possession of wisdom like that of the
reputable Sophistsclaims that those who suggest that he is wish only to slander
P. 26Socrates key pointhe is wiser than certain men only in