Metaphysics Epistemology Axiology Essays and Term Papers

  • The Relationship Between Epistemology and Metaphysics

    What is the relationship between epistemology and metaphysics In many ways epistemology clears the way for metaphysical construction or hypothesis. By adhering to the principles of one branch of philosophy, it allows us to become better at searching within the other. It is true that epistemic...

      698 Words | 2 Pages   Metaphysics, Objectivity (philosophy), Epistemology, Reality

  • Metaphysics & Epistemology Paper

    Patricia Baiyewu PHI 472/ Introduction to Metaphysics & Epistemology October 20, 2012 Professor John Barker G. E. Moore’s main contributions to philosophy were in the areas of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and philosophical methodology. In epistemology, Moore is remembered as a stalwart defender...

      570 Words | 2 Pages   Philosophical skepticism, Idealism, Analytic philosophy, British philosophy

  • Epistemology and Metaphysics Schools Paper

    Epistemology and Metaphysics Schools Paper Team B PSY/215 Epistemology and Metaphysics Schools Paper The nature of skepticism in real-life today, on a daily basis goes mostly unnoticed. People react to environments of skepticism differently and could become biased upon the...

      512 Words | 2 Pages   Philosophical skepticism, Scientific method, Epistemology

  • Epistemology

    Reflection Essay on Epistemology What is knowledge? How do we know what we know? Do we really know anything at all? These questions, as well as multiple others that arise when searching for the answers are what epistemology is all about. Various philosophers present their own positions in which they...

      1674 Words | 5 Pages   Innatism, Regress argument, Foundationalism, Epistemology

  • Metaphysics

    Metaphysics Aristotle considered the most fundamental features of reality in the twelve books of the Μεταφυσικη(Metaphysics). Although experience of what happens is a key to all demonstrative knowledge, Aristotle supposed that the abstract study of "being qua being" must delve more deeply, in order...

      1410 Words | 4 Pages   Potentiality and actuality, On the Soul, Unmoved mover, Truth

  • Metaphysics

    Plato vs. Freud on Metaphysics Plato and Freud have made great strides in their respective fields of study. Both men have made a lasting impact on the way we now as humans view the world that we live in. Plato and Freud have similarities in views that they share but they also have some differences...

      1291 Words | 4 Pages   Id, ego and super-ego, Psychosexual development, Psychology, Neoplatonism

  • Axiology

    Life is a characteristic of everything on this planet which is capable of growth, development, and reproduction. Imagine a life where you find yourself having a child; a product of poor contraception or even perhaps a rape. Now you are forced to raise this child in a home obviously not suitable for...

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  • Epistemology

    Philosophy 2010 Epistemology Rationalism vs. Empiricism Rationalism’s source of knowledge is reason, or the mind. Empiricism is the source of knowledge in external sense impression, or observation. Rationalists claim that “there are significant ways in which our concepts and knowledge are gained...

      954 Words | 3 Pages   René Descartes, Science, Inductive reasoning, Scientific method

  • Metaphysics

    A Beautiful Mind and Metaphysics By Cierra HZT 4U Assignment A beautiful mind is a biographical film based on the life of a Nobel laureate in Economics, John Nash and his struggle with his mental health. John Nash devoted himself to finding something unique, a mathematical theorem that would be completely...

      943 Words | 3 Pages   A Beautiful Mind (film), Reason, Mind, Free will

  • EPISTEMOLOGY

    empiricist, has arrived at the conclusion where an individual may not have knowledge at all, of skeptic doubt. This is explored through the three epistemology questions, the process he did take, and what the reader thinks on the matter. According to Hume, with his process of thought with empiricism,...

      1564 Words | 4 Pages   Epistemology, Rationalism, Empiricism, Reason

  • Epistemology

    Johannes Kieding Honors English 200-CC1 Professor Dunning Fall 2008 At-Home Assignment 8 Due: 12/09/08 Things to know and ways of knowing them There are concrete, tangible, and specific things to know - phenomenon that are anchored in ontological substance. A dog, a cat, and a cup form examples...

      766 Words | 4 Pages   Concept, Reality, Abstraction, Mind

  • Epistemology

    Epistemology Vocabulary Epistemology: The branch of philosophy that investigates the nature, sources, limitations, and validity of knowledge. Rationalism: The position that reason alone, without the aid of sensory info, is capable of arriving at some knowledge, at some undeniable truths. Empiricism:...

      473 Words | 2 Pages   Empiricism, Rationalism, Idealism, Solipsism

  • Epistemology

    Chapter 8 Agrippa=s Trilemma The thesis we are considering is this: No one knows anything about the world external to his or her own mind (not even that there is such a world). We can call this thesis the thesis of scepticism about knowledge of the external world. Before attempting...

      4461 Words | 11 Pages   Regress argument, Theory of justification, Argument, Epistemology

  • Epistemology

    In this paper, I will present the problems of the external world which arise from Descartes’ meditations. Subsequently, I will outline G.E. Moore’s attempt to solve this problem of the external world by highlighting his main argument and pointing out several flaws in this potential solution. Lastly,...

      1406 Words | 4 Pages   Cogito ergo sum, Meditations on First Philosophy, Cartesian doubt, Philosophical skepticism

  • epistemology

    Professors Cappon and Myers agree that the process of intuition is an important way to attain knowledge. However Myers criticizes intuition as a perilous means of knowing. This paper will demonstrate that, perhaps instinct is not a foolproof means of attaining knowledge, nevertheless reasoning and logic...

      425 Words | 2 Pages   Reason, Argument

  • Metaphysics

    Metaphysics has been given many definitions over the years, Aristotle says that it is the science of being as being, or the study of everything that can be. Another definition given to metaphysics is the science of the most universal conceptions. My personal favorite would be metaphysics is the science...

      277 Words | 1 Pages   Metaphysics (Aristotle), Physics (Aristotle), Existence, Metaphysics

  • Epistemology

    a drastic change in what we think of as reality; granted, this altered reality presents itself plausible in theory. In his paper, The Matrix as Metaphysics, Chalmers explores the possibility of our world being similar to that of the one in the movie The Matrix (details of what type of world this is will...

      1889 Words | 5 Pages   Reality, Neo (The Matrix), Theory of justification

  • Epistemology

    Rachel Kunker Philosophy Epistemology October 7, 2011 Is it true to say that there is no truth? The very concept itself is contradictory, but is still a topic worth exploring. If a person were to simply go about their life believing everything they ever heard or experienced to be true,...

      854 Words | 3 Pages   Rationalism, Epistemology, Meditations on First Philosophy, Truth

  • Metaphysics

    Aaron Feizet Metaphysics Paper 2 Why Mereological Universalism and Nihilism Are Not Mutually Exclusive In Function 1. Introduction In the following paper, I'll attempt to argue that the Mereological Universalism championed by James Van Cleve, and metaphysical nihilism, are more or less reconcilable...

      1347 Words | 4 Pages   Absurdism, Nihilism

  • Metaphysics

    In Kwame Anthony Appiah’s Thinking it Through an Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy, Chapter 8 talks about the subject metaphysics. By definition, Appiah goes on to elaborate the metaphysical, or beyond physical, life philosophically. He does so in depth and as objective as one could possible do...

      887 Words | 3 Pages   Ontological argument, Existence of God, Existence, Cosmological argument

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