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  • Idea And Quality
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    DESCARTES AND LOCKE (Knowledge) One of the most important branches in philosophy, is Epistemology, which means, theory of knowledge. So far, philosophers have made many attempts to discover the source of knowledge, the standards or criteria by which we can judge the reliability of knowledge. We tend to be satisfied with think what we know about almost everything, even though sometimes we are shocked to discover that something that we thought it was sure and certain, is instead proved dubious and...
  • Matter Of Opinion And Pirsig
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    The Underlying Message Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is not specifically about orthodox Zen Buddhist practice nor does if specifically teaches how to repair a motorcycle. It does, however, dig into the inner structure of the thought process to form a foundation to support any form of logic. This is accomplished by means of a trek through the author's mind as he recounts his past in attempt to rediscover who he once was. As the author comes to term with his duality, the reader is cond...
  • Secondary Qualities Of An Object For Locke
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    Knowledge is said to be the relationship between a person and the world. While most philosopher agree with this basic definition, most all of them disagree about the fundamental nature of that relationship. Ren Descartes, John Locke, and David Hume have three distinct epistemic systems that all address the idea of knowledge and what it is. Ren Descartes Ren Descartes was born in France in 1596. He is considered to be the father of modern philosophy. He saw a need for a coherent philosophical sys...
  • Infinite Idea's Existence In God's Mind
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    Dupe e, mozilla Philosophy The initial groundwork for Berkeley's position is the truism that the materialist is a skeptic. In the writing of his three dialogues, Berkeley develops two characters: Hylas (the materialist) and Philonous (Berkeley himself). Philonous draws upon one central supposition of the materialist to formulate his argument of skepticism against him; this idea is that one can never perceive the real essence of anything. In short, the materialist feels that the information recei...
  • Christy Brown Into The Person
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    Christy Brown can be described as an intelligent mind trapped inside an inferior body. The immense frustration that he is put through trying to perform the simplest tasks that we, as fully functional humans, take for granted would be enough to make most people give up, and live a life of watching television all day and being wheeled to their bedrooms. It was Christy's various attributes, along with the assistance and encouragement received from prominent figures in his life, such as Dr Cole and ...
  • Primary Qualities From Secondary Qualities
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    George Berkeley was born in 1685 near Desert Castle, Ireland. He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, where he was introduced to philosophies of Descartes and Locke. Berkeley's subjective idealism means all things are constituted by mind and its ideas and things (ideas) depend on perception for their existence. His theory is focused on the citation "to be is to be perceived". Berkeley thinks that in the absence of a perceiver, the tree's sound, color, taste including its sound waves, color fr...

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