Part I: Short Answer
In Nietzsches analysis of what is bad conscience he argues it is closely related to guilt in
which he believes it is rooted in our human nature to want to feel suffering in order to establish
dominance. This desire or
Comparative Essay: Kant vs Schopenhauer
The Critique of Pure Reason is considered to be a highly revolutionary and influential
philosophical work as Immanuel Kant lays down the foundations for metaphysics. He introduces
his critique by dr
Late Modern Philosophy Marx Homework
Karl Marxs historic materialism is considered to be a theory of history in which he
makes a distinction between the means of production and the social relations of production
PHH3440-U01: Late Modern Philosophy
This quiz has two parts.
In the first part, choose one of the two concepts. Explain how Hegels use of this concept
resembles or departs from Kant. This should take roughly half a
Take Home Quiz Schopenhauer
Essay Question 1
In Schopenhauers critique of Kants work one of the first things he highlights are Kants
distinctions and interpretations of the noumenal-phenomenal gap especially in regard to the
Take Home Quiz
Part I: Noumenal-Phenomenal Gap
In Kants Critique of Pure Reason, he details that noumenon are things as they are in
themselves while phenomena are objects in the way we experience them. Through his account,
we can never kn
Immanuel Kant: he was responding to two thinkers
it was during the time when science was on the rise, old systems of thought were
being renewed. He was one of the main thinkers, a prolific writer.
The Principle of Sufficient Reason: it is a
We ought to start out with our experience and then go out to the world.
The mind is a real thing, a real psychological thing.
The external world as extended. Has the following factors:
1. Space: Location and Mass.
2. Time: A space in time.
The Medieval Period
Everything has four different causes:
Material Cause (wood, building blocks)
Formal Cause (the drawings)
Efficient Cause (good contractors)
Final Cause (Goal or purpose)
What impedes humans from reaching the
1. Explain Hobbes' reasons for maintaining that human beings should be willing to
submit themselves to an absolute sovereign. In answering this question explain what
human beings are like according to Hobbes, what conditions are like when individuals are
Outline for Descartes argument for God
2. God, and
3. The causal principle (needs to be self-evident, conscious and true).
1. There is a presumption: the self has an idea (the idea of god) that cannot
create itself and thus it most be created by
The abilities to corrupt and to lie to others are expressions of weakness, not power
God cant be affect by emotion; but is merciful. Mercy is part of moral goodness
and thus God is merciful out of his nature (all that is good), not out
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Homer- was a major figure of ancient Greek literature and the author of the two epic
poems the Iliad and the Odyssey. He is described as being the teacher of Greece.
Mycenaeans- the civilization was th
The Polis & Sophists
PHH 2063 B52
The Greek Polis, city-state, had three distinctive characteristics that set it apart
from others. The polis implied, first of all, the extraordinary preeminence of speech over
all the other instrum