we know” ”how can we know it”
* Metaphysics/Ontology: the study of being, the study of what exits. “What kinds of things exist” “Is there a God”
* Axiology: the study of values. “What are our values” Do our values exist independently of us?”
* Ethics: “what is right” “what...
Student ID, for when you hand in your exam &
A Scan-tron form (bubble-in forms) available at the bookstore
Do not bring an exam book.
TWO number 2 pencils for filling in the scantron form &
A blue or black ink pen (optional – pencil ok), for your exam book.
If you bring extras for your...
A compelling introduction to philosophy
by Simon Blackburn
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"Blackburn has produced the one book every smart person should read to understand, and even enjoy, the key questions of philosophy, ranging from those about free will and morality to...
series gives readers a strong sense of the fundamental views of the great western thinkers and captures the relevance of these ﬁgures to the way we think and live today. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Kant by Allen W. Wood Augustine by Gareth B. Matthews Descartes by André Gombay Sartre by Katherine J. Morris...
Extended Phenotype The Blind Watchmaker River Out of Eden Climbing Mount Improbable Unweaving the Rainbow A Devil's Chaplain The Ancestor's Tale
THE GOD DELUSION
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mystical union with God.
A master of the memorable phrase, Bonaventure held that philosophy opens the mind to at least three different routes humans can take on their journey to God. Non-intellectual material creatures he conceived as shadows and vestiges (literally, footprints) of God, understood as the...
TABLE OF CONTENTS
What is Parapsychology? 1
Why is Parapsychology Important? 1
Current Evidence for Parapsychology 2
Parapsychological Activities 3
The Existence of God – page 2
Candidates need only refer to one religious
tradition in this section. Candidates will be
expected to know the following terms: theist,
Candidates may be asked questions on the
following arguments for God’s existence:
• First Cause argument (cosmological
atoms, uncut table bits of matter, flying through empty space, and he tried to explain all natural phenomena in atomic terms. Epicurus rejected the existence of Platonic forms and an immaterial soul, and he said that the gods have no influence on our lives. Epicurus also thought skepticism was untenable...
least be entertaining, though I doubt it will be educational unless you know nothing of Ray Comfort. If you know him at all, most famous for his “banana theory” as a proof for God, then you will not learn anything new in this reading, for you will have already known just how notoriously stupid (and there...
Know the 4 main branches of philosophy and be able to identify questions that fall under each. Metaphysics- Study of nature and reality What is ultimate reality? Is there a God? What is mind? How is the mind related to the body? Is there life after death?
Epistemology- Study of knowledge and...
Descartes into a revolutionary figure.
The two most widely known of Descartes' philosophical ideas are those of a method of hyperbolic doubt, and the argument that, though he may doubt, he cannot doubt that he exists. The first of these comprises a key aspect of Descartes' philosophical method. As noted...
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letters. It's just that
what gets me so riled doesn't seem to be of the least interest
to the editor of The Times. Nor to my increasingly few friends,
who yawn and roll their eyes as I explain my concerns - or
'rant', as the less kind among them say.
What bothers me so much?
Errors in reasoning. Fallacies...
falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.” These words of Tolstoy articulate the truth about most of the scholarship which includes the works of...
TO ANALYZE A CASE
Spend more time thinking about a case rather than reading it.
4 types of case situations – Problems, Decisions, Evaluations & Rules:
* A problem is a situation in which something important has happened, but we do not know why it did.
* Define a problem – many cases...
Week 2.a Who Am I? (Personal Identity)
Reading: John Perry, 'A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality'; reprinted in text, pp. 326-45 [pp. 396-416 (3rd ed.) pp. 368-88 (4th ed.)]
Additional Reading: Garrett, B.J. (1998), Personal Identity and Self- consciousness, Routledge...
H.J. McCloskey’s article, “On Being Atheist” (1968) is an article in which the author tries to steer people away from the belief in God. In it he tends to generalize how all people (or at least most) who believe in God come to this conclusion: “either because they have not thought it through enough...
intangible thing, which cannot be proved or disproved, this paper will attempt to address the mind-body problem from the three most common positions: Dualism, Materialism, & Idealism, none of which has been able to solve this centuries’ old problem. The information on this subject was so vast that a...
GOD. BLACK HOLES AND STEPHEN HAWKING January 22, 2011
GOD. BLACK HOLES AND STEPHEN HAWKING
by Professor Edgar Andrews
Cosmologist Stephen Hawking is famous for his work on black holes but in his latest book The Grand Design he falls into a conceptual black hole of his own making.