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  • Social Philosophy and Freedom

    FREEDOM: LICENTIOUS OR RESPONSIBLE   When discussing freedom‚ some fallaciously believe‚ or would like to believe‚ that freedom grants license to do whatever one pleases. This implies that disrespect toward others and violations of their rights are permitted. It assumes license to do anything one pleases.   Freedom does not enjoy the right to disrespect others‚ and it does not permit violation of the rights of another person. The word “license” when applied to freedom means to do whatever

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  • Philosophy

    One may question the intentions of others when deciding how they should be treated in a situation of crime or evil. There is no answer set in stone for what is right and what is wrong‚ although many theories can try and defend one. In many situations in life‚ both options may be wrong or both options may be right. Metaethics is one theory that identifies the nature of our values while defending what is right and wrong. In the story‚ “The Cold Equations” written by Tom Godwin‚ rights and values is

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  • The Philosophy of Philosophy

    Metaphilosophy relies on the idea that it might be productive to distinguish some general pronouncements about philosophy from philosophy itself. Contrasting with many other cultural practices‚ for philosophy the distinction is rather questionable‚ but a similar case is presented by language: when speaking in English about the English language one might assume a split between English-as-object and English-as-metalanguage. Philosophers using the term metaphilosophy being still a minority‚ it might

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  • Social, Moral, and Political Philosophy

    Introduction Social‚ moral‚ and political philosophies are three branches that share elements‚ but are different in application. This paper considers what the fields have in common‚ how they are different‚ and how they apply to modern life. When thinkers contemplate such diverse ideas such as justice‚ love‚ friendship‚ democracy‚ and divorce‚ they are considering concepts that fit in one or more of the three fields of philosophy discussed in this paper. Contrasts and Commonality When philosophy addresses

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  • Philosophy

    PHILOSOPHY The History of Philosophy is often divided into three periods: Ancient philosophy‚ Medieval philosophy‚ and Modern philosophy. Philosophy is the discipline concerned with questions of how one should live (ethics); what sorts of things exist and what are their essential natures (metaphysics); what counts as genuine knowledge (epistemology); and what are the correct principles of reasoning (logic). The word is of Ancient Greek origin (philosophía)‚ meaning love of wisdom. Definition

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  • philosophy

    Part I. INTRODUCTION CONCEPTS Definition. What is Philosophy? There are a number of definitions of philosophy given by many thinkers and they vary according to their interests and orientations. Generally‚ philosophy is regarded as perhaps the most obstruse and abstract of all subjects that seems apart from ordinary life. Although quiet a number of people may think of it as a being remote from every normal interest‚ it may be inferred that all of us have some philosophical views‚ whether we are

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  • Philosophy

    Idealism Idealism is the metaphysical and epistemological doctrine that ideas or thoughts make up fundamental reality. Essentially‚ it is any philosophy which argues that the only thing actually knowable is consciousness (or the contents of consciousness)‚ whereas we never can be sure that matter or anything in the outside world really exists. Thus‚ the only real things are mental entities‚ not physical things (which exist only in the sense that they are perceived) Progressivism Progressivist believes

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  • Philosophy

    Philosophy comes from the Greek roots meaning “the love of wisdom.” Philosophers are persons who have a compelling need to pursue wisdom. Since the beginning of time‚ wise man and women have dedicated themselves to asking “Big Questions”. Depending on the questions‚ there are various areas of philosophy including metaphysics‚ epistemological‚ axiology‚ ethics‚ aesthetics‚ political philosophysocial philosophy‚ and logic. Homework Make a “Creative” representation of someone

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    Introduction to Philosophy Philosophical Concerns according to Dr. Bob Zunjic The study of philosophy may deal with every dimension of human life and can raise questions in any field of study or endeavor. Philosophy pursues questions rather than answers. Philosophy is not bound by any particular “truths” that set limits to the desire to continue asking questions. Philosophy changes historically both in respect to its content and its character. Definitions Etymologically‚ philosophy is derived

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  • Philosophy

    PHILOSOPHY Philosophy is divided into many sub-fields. These include epistemology‚ logic‚ metaphysics‚ ethics‚ and aesthetics. Epistemology is concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge‚ such as the relationships between truth‚ belief‚ and theories of justification. Logic is the study of the principles of correct reasoning. Metaphysics is the study of the most general features of reality‚ such as existence‚ time‚ the relationship between mind and body‚ objects and their properties‚ wholes

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