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02/03/2017 1:05 pm | Century Facts Available
Our eyes and other senses distort the truth and can deceive us. We must use both the mind and the senses, we must observe nature and analyze what we see. This is the law of nature Descartes discovers,...
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02/08/2017 8:50 am | Pretending Affidavit
learn many things from experience, and infer, that the same events will always follow the same causes. By this principle they become acquainted with the more obvious properties of external objects, an...
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02/20/2017 6:09 pm | Distance Tragedy
In spite of the fact, Machiavelli is greatly influenced by the Greek and Latin classics, and by the bible, he takes a critical stance in dealing with the idea of morality. A Prince's main duty is the ...
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01/29/2017 1:03 am | Created Settled Hinder
In order for the for-itself to have a project, especially a project which posits its own freedom, it must choose a grander goal than simply self-liberation and self-satisfying selfishness. Since freed...
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01/31/2017 11:54 am | Prepared Meangingful
Therefore, it could be argued that for Descartes there are two things which cannot be argued. They are "I think, therefore, I am," and "I think, therefore there is a God!" Descartes knows he is a thin...
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02/20/2017 2:37 pm | Arjuna Fighting
Hume's arguments seem directed at Descartes. Hume argues that man gains knowledge from experience and that we should be skeptical of all other knowledge. Descartes believes all knowledge comes from th...
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02/19/2017 3:05 am | Assumed Forever
Locke outlined the aims and purposes of the state in his "Two Treatises of Government", and by the time of the American Revolution, Locke's principles and philosophies were well known and deeply embed...
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02/20/2017 8:45 am | Motive Voluntary Defend
The knowledge gained from these experiences is not gathered through reasoning, but instinct.

Descartes goes on to say that he will try to prove not only that God exists, but that his existence is cle...
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01/31/2017 4:29 am | Realized Dependent Factors
Here Hume goes too far. In defense of his own argument, he makes a claim he cannot prove through experience. He is rationalizing that experiences differ between individuals because we all have differe...
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02/22/2017 8:45 am | Falsely Accused
Locke's assertion that an alien is exempt from the laws of a country to which he is not a citizen is a curious segment of his doctrine. Would an alien then be free to commit crime in a foreign land? W...

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02/20/2017 6:49 pm | Orbital Circulation Adequately
Why would not simply making use of the lands of a country (i.e. for traveling) make you subject to that country's laws because of the implicit benefits you gain (i.e. safe passage, an efficient road, ...
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02/10/2017 11:17 am | Fully Likely
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02/19/2017 9:44 am | Early Married
In spite of the fact, Machiavelli is greatly influenced by the Greek and Latin classics, and by the bible, he takes a critical stance in dealing with the idea of morality. A Prince's main duty is the ...
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02/05/2017 8:22 am | Materialistic Beauty Intrinsic
This does not seem to address a "shortcoming" in Sartre's philosophy since Sartre implies a similar thing in the primacy of the for-itself over all external values and "universal truths" which are fal...
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02/22/2017 6:14 pm | Trial Political
Let's take the example of water. Someone who understands water only in terms of the wet stuff that comes out of the faucet obviously has an incomplete conceptualization of water's form. If water is re...
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02/12/2017 9:30 am | Latin Critical
Machiavelli is naive, and in many ways promotes violence, if it justifies the ends to a means, "virtu". However, in so doing, he also exposes Monarchy as a fraud, and offers a way of separating morali...
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02/19/2017 3:03 pm | Obstacle Flexible Graspable
Selective emphasis of any kind is not necessary for us to use Dewey's method to unmask new truths. The only thing necessary according to Dewey, is empirical experience. When the experience is complete...
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02/19/2017 9:33 am | Habit Learning
Mill notes that it may be further objected that a person may set a bad example for others by his actions and in that way do harm to others (75). Therefore, we should be concerned with everyone's actio...
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02/04/2017 3:43 am | Source Regulate Implementation
Hume says it is not reasoning, but custom that separates man's gathering of knowledge from animals.

It seems that Augustine's view of grace versus free will reacts in a similar fashion. Grace is that...
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02/17/2017 12:07 am | Unjust Exercising Tyrant
According to Locke, "If one is to act in such a way that appears contrary to the natural laws, it is the right and responsibility of all men affected by these actions to judge and punish the offender....

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01/25/2017 2:17 am | Appears Affected
At the end of Section 9 Hume writes: "But our wonder will perhaps cease or diminish when we consider that the experimental (experiential) reasoning itself, which we possess in common with beasts, and ...
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01/25/2017 3:34 am | Adamantly Defends Belief
If again I say it is the greatest good for a man every day to discuss virtue and the other things, about which you hear me talking and examining myself and everybody else, but life without enquiry is ...
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01/25/2017 5:22 am | Accepted Proven Planets
Usually, for beginners the best places to gather information about this re-emerging and mysterious topic, is at local lectures or workshops. Other resources may be the library or people who are intere...
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01/25/2017 1:00 pm | Complete Confidence Observe
Thomas Hobbes philosophized about the Nature of Man in the State of Nature. Hobbes believes that man in the State of Nature, in which there is no sovereign, would live like the beasts of the wild. Hob...
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01/25/2017 8:45 pm | Eliminating Teach
Marx plainly states that historical materialism is as quantifiable as the natural sciences while the philosophy, religion, and political facades associated with historical development are the ideal an...
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01/26/2017 1:53 am | Aristocracy Leader Decisions
Plato's writings were arranged in groups of four. The dialog form used by Plato came naturally out of Greek drama, the Athenian habit of discussion and the use of dialog by Socrates.

It seems however...
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01/26/2017 1:54 am | Instills Marginal Utility
Dewey's work helps us put aside that spirit of seriousness which artists traditionally lack and philosophers are traditionally supposed to maintain. For the spirit of seriousness can only exist in an ...
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01/26/2017 4:20 am | Perception Livelier Impression
The final aim of all three works, however, is to create an encompassing philosophy which creates an impetus to be good and just. Love, virtue, mercy, peaceful coexistence, etc. are all elements which ...
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01/26/2017 4:30 am | Appearance Dominate Explication
Locke's argument would be valid if there was good and enough for others to labour upon and gain wealth (Locke, 20), but since there is not because of unequal property, he has merely set up a system in...
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01/26/2017 5:22 am | Usually Classified Beginners
Hofstader, a supporter of Dewey's metaphysics describes "the aim of metaphysics as a general theory of existence. . .the discovery of the basic types of involvement's and their relationships" (Qtd in ...
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