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
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
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
Cyclical argument: forms have opposites Change is always from one opposite to another Life-Death, full circle, the soul is immortal - After death the soul continues to exist (death is the freeing of the soul from the body) - The soul seeks after wh
Virtue (as knowledge)
Virtue cannot be taught unless it is first defined One must acknowledge their lack of knowledge in order to learn because falsely believing that you know something creates a barrier to learning it Virtue is good, but a th
Philosophy Monday & Wednesday Classes Friday Conferences (sign up on Minerva) -To clarify readings 4 short essays (500 words)= 60% Final= 40% PROBLEMS of Philosophy (not history of) and answers to these problems Pass the salt (free to do things that make
Knowledge by acquaintance: our own sense data -we are acquainted with our being acquainted -being acquainted with self being acquainted -being acquainted with ourself Sense data, memory, introspection, the self, the Universalist Knowledge by descri
Put to death in Athens 399BC for piety and corrupting the youth -defended himself with an apology Apology: explains what led to his conviction -Friend Cyrathon who asked the oracle who was wiser than Socrates (no one) -Socrates was determined to
Isabel Pett 260 349 189 Intro to Philosophy 9/22/09
THE FORM OF EQUALITY
A form is that which is the essential nature of something, or places a thing in its distinct species or kind. Those which are defined by forms are the particulars. For example, a bas
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
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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
Menos is one of the leading aristocratic families of Thessaly, traditionally
friendly to Athens and Athenian interests. Here he is a young man, about to
embark on an unscrupulous military and political career, leading to an early
death at the hands o
Synopsis ofthe foiiowmg six Meditations
in the First Meditation reasons are provided which give as possihie
grounds for doubt about aii things, especialiy materiai things, so iong as
we have no foundations for the sciences other than those which we have
Introduction to Philosophy
McGill University, Dept. of Philosophy
Fall term 2016
This is not the beginning; but it is a good
place to start. In 399 BCE, a man was put on
L. Wittgenstein, On Certainty
Edited from posthumous notes by G. E. M. Anscome and G. H. von Wright. Translated by
D. Paul and G. E. M. Anscome. Blackwell: Oxford, 1969.
Notes on the text O. M.
Wittgenstein published very little in his lifetime. After his
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
Excerpts. Translated by Justin OBrien, 1955.
An Absurd Reasoning
Absurdity and Suicide
There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide.
Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to