Russell- The Problems of Philosophy
Chapter 1 Appearance vs. Reality
Begins with question: What knowledge exists that can be known without any
doubt. The purpose of this question is to create the realization that radical
doubt can take even our most commo
Article Critique, First Draft: The Analysis of Torture
In The Case for Torture, (1982) author Levin argues that in some specific
situations, torture is not impermissible. The author hypothesized that what challenges
we will meet if we regard torture as im
The Nothingness of Conscious
An essay By Tosh Lloyd
TA: Elodie Boublil
Question: Sartre notes: We have to deal with human reality as a being which is what it is not and which is not what it is (The Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre, p. 150) Explain this quot
Comparing Hobbes and Rosseau on the Social Contract Theory, Hobbes believed that
in order for human society to avoid anarchism and violence, we must give up our
freedom to an absolute power. Rosseau takes the opposite view arguing that humans
can thrive b
Lewis proposes that to deny Tims free will rests on an ambiguity of the notion of
being able to. In regards to the notion of the ability to do the deed implies that there
is no cognitive or physical barrier. Because there is not in this hypothetical,
What Is Philosophy?
Word of warning: DO NOT USE WIKIPEDIA.
Do not use blogs.
Do not use any other random Internet source.
Two great Internet sources for philosophy:
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
What Is Philosoph
Student: Abby Couture
In what way is having a good life up to each of us, and how can philosophy help?
In many ways, as Aristotle believes, the good life is both a matter of fortune and
individual determination. For instance,
Referring to First Meditations, Descartes believed that there is no way of
deciphering whether your current existence or reality is an illusion or not through
the utilization of observation and ones senses. By using reason in the form of the
Hobbes- state of nature or absol. power- false dilemma/ false dichotomy
-whole spectrum of options actually
-diff forms gov exist more/less power to state, keep more/less from people
Life Without Law
-without fear of Leviathan, life
Based on the readings about Hobbes and Rousseau, explain one point
of similarity and one point of difference / disagreement between Hobbes'
version of social contract theory and that of Rousseau.
NB: remember to keep your work short (but please not nasty
A Feminist Analysis Of Sartres Bad Faith
According to Jean- Paul Sartre, to live in bad faith is to live in a state of selfdeception. Essentially, individuals that act in bad faith adopt false principles and
values as a consequence of living in accordance
Lab report, hand in within 48 hours
Name: Abby Couture
ID #: 260717469
TA: Husyen, Simone
1. Co+3 octahedral compounds are nearly always low spin. Choose from the following crystal field splitt
Our Questions for Today
What does it take for a person to persist from one time to
anotherthat is, for the same person to exist at different
What is it to be a person? What is necessary, and what
The Elements of Logic
Prof Michael Blome-Tillmann
Conferences are starting this week/next week!
No lecture on Monday, go to your conference instead!
Some conferences have only a few students. Spread out evenly
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Time and Time Travel
Professor Michael Blome-Tillmann
The Flow of Time
We say that time
flows like a river.
Time is the very standard by which motion is defined.
How could it move itself?
Dualism and the Mind-Body Problem
Professor Michael Blome-Tillmann
Mind and body are entirely different types of things or substances.
My essence consists solely in the fact that I am a
thinking thing. It is true that
Realism vs. Nominalism
"I am an old fashioned analytic metaphysician, in pursuit of hypotheses about what
things are the elements of being, and about how all else may be reduced to patterns
of these e
Possible Philosophy exam questions:
Explain the somatic and psychological approach and possible objections to each
Explain why or why not you are the same as you were when you were young.
Explain what happens to personal identity in the
- 2 missed conferences
- What is the main claim?
- What is the main support for the claim?
- How do other details fit into the bigger picture?
- Who are the main opponents?
- What does the writer think i
ACCOUNTS OF CONSCIOUSNESS: COMPARING RYLE AND NAGEL
In their respective works What Is It Like to Be a Bat? and The Concept of the
Mind, Thomas Nagel and Gilbert Ryle both diverge from traditional Cartesian dualism in
their theories on the mind-body proble