Category: Philosophy

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Marx’s Deployment Of The Term Abstraction

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The term abstraction manifoldly pervades Marx's writing. The heterogeneity of its meaning is related to the fact that Marx understands production within a system of capitalism to be a totalizing process which presides over the finiteness of the individual mind... [ view article ]

2238 words | 7 pages

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Consider Descartes’ First Two Meditations, and answer the question: can you know that your experiences are veridical?

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The question of whether or not one can know whether one is dreaming has become a staple of philosophical discussion since Descartes wrote The Meditations in the 1600s. Engaging in philosophy for the first time, this can seem a bizarre... [ view article ]

2447 words | 8 pages

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Does Virtue Ethics Offer a Convincing Account of what it is to be Right?

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This essay shall discuss whether or not virtue ethics offers a convincing account of what it is to be morally right. It shall focus on Hursthouse's version of virtue ethics, which shall be outlined first, and the positives of this... [ view article ]

2222 words | 7 pages

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Examine Hobbes’ proposition that ‘people need governed’

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The debate surrounding our original state of nature or species being has been hotly contested by scholars for centuries and remains a pivotal line of enquiry in contemporary pedagogic circles. In societies across the globe we observe entire populations governed... [ view article ]

2630 words | 8 pages

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Instrumentalism Underdetermination Realism

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  Understanding Underdetermination in conjunction with realism and instrumentalism   The present essay is about the understanding of under determination thesis in conjunction with the realism and instrumentalism. As we know that realism and instrumentalism are two opposite views in... [ view article ]

3375 words | 11 pages

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Is Machiavelli an Immoral Teacher of Evil?

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This essay will consider whether or not Machiavelli was a teacher of evil, with specific reference to his text The Prince. It shall first be shown what it was that Machiavelli taught and how this can only be justified by... [ view article ]

2276 words | 7 pages

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Transcendental Knowledge Philosophy

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  Immanuel Kant is responsible for introducing the term “transcendental” to the philosophical discussion. By doing this it was his goal to reject everything that Hume had to say. His argument proved that subjects like mathematics and philosophy truly existed.... [ view article ]

3704 words | 12 pages

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Referring to at least three examples, assess the validity of the idea of the Leftist intellectual.

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Famously, in the last of his Theses on Feuerbach (1845), Marx declared that 'The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it' (1974, p.123). This was intended as part of a contribution to... [ view article ]

2339 words | 7 pages

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Does Machiavelli Reduce Politics to Force?

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In this essay, I assess whether Machiavelli reduces politics to force.  To construct a response to this, it is necessary to explore what "force" means, since "force" is a philosophically weak concept.  In order to understand "force" as a philosophical... [ view article ]

2940 words | 9 pages

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Are there any Arguments Which Work to Prove the Existence of God?

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In this essay it shall be discussed whether there are any arguments which work to prove the existence of God. The teleological and cosmological arguments shall be first discussed, criticised by showing their reliance on the ontological argument, which shall... [ view article ]

2162 words | 7 pages