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  • Universal Moral Values
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    Philosophy originated from the Greek language. It is made up of two words: "philbin " which means to love and "sophia" which means wisdom. There are three fundamental questions in the field of philosophy which are referred to as the Existential Concerns". What can I know", "What ought I to do", "What is the meaning of life and my place inthe universe" These complex questions are discussed in the basic areas of philosophy. Epistemology is the theory of knowledge. The major question in this area i...
  • Truth
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    Logic can very often restrain us from recognising the truth when it is presented to us. Allow me to begin by asking a question. What is man? Who are we indeed? We struggle, we grapple, we strain, grasping for truth that is always there, but we feel is out of our reach. We make ourselves prisoners by our own embankment of logic, an instrument that we work too hard. An ox that we send to the field, but provide no water for, driving it on, past exhaustion; a tool that we abuse without having even a...
  • Francis Bacon
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    "FRANCIS BACON" From the seventeenth century to the Age of Revolution, the shift from spiritual deference to secular or scientific fascination happened gradually. The new faith in man's rational abilities led to a rise in secular feeling and a corresponding decline in God's importance. Francis Bacon, among many other prominent figures in history, helped encourage this display of feelings. Francis Bacon was born in London in the year 1551 and died in 1626. He was a propogandizer for science, but ...
  • Truth
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    "What is truth?" That is the question Pontius Pilate asked rhetorically as he turned away from the battered and bloody man standing before him, The Man who was, and still is, the Answer to that question. In today's world-especially Europe, but also the USA to a lesser but still very significant extent-the very concept of truth itself is being dismissed by many who are caught up in "postmodern" thinking. This mindset holds that "truth" is only a construction by the culture or the individual, so t...
  • Hobbes And Descartes Rene Descartes
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    Hume, Hobbes, and Descartes Rene Descartes, Thomas Hobbes and David Hume are well known philosophers of the time. These three men were after the truth. The truth about life. The truth about how one exists. The truth about the world around them. They questioned, thought, and reasoned. This is what they did. There goal was to arrive at true and certain knowledge. Descartes and Hobbes were both rationalists. They did not trust their senses. Senses deceive and cover up the truth. The only truth was ...
  • Mill's Point
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    Imagine going through life not questioning anything that anyone tells you. Anything that is said to be true you would just agree with and not question the statement for yourself. Imagine how blindly you would go through life not finding anything out for yourself. A good example of this is something that just happened to me today. I have always been told that the population of the United States is 240 million and I have been told that for the longest time, even recently within the last month. I w...
  • Russell Calls Sense Data
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    Of course it is not by argument that we originally come by our belief in an independent external world. We find this belief ready in ourselves as soon as we begin to reflect: it is what may be called an instinctive belief. We should never have been led to question this belief but for the fact that, at any rate in the case of sight, it seems as if the sense-datum itself were instinctively believed to be the independent object, whereas argument shows that the object cannot be identical with the se...
  • Beliefs
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    The Problem of Egocentric Thinking Humans are imperfect creatures who possess most thoughts out of selfishness and egocentric thinking. Many people do not even begin to question why they believe the things they do or ever open themselves up to admit to being wrong. A lot of people carry beliefs just because that is what they choose to believe, irregardless of if they have ever actually looked into those beliefs or the history behind it. For example: Some people are born into a religion and belie...
  • Evidence Plus Believe Plus Truth
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    Truth! That is a word that philosophers have been arguing about for a good while! Truth is a state of mind free of error, a state of mind, which is an accurate reflection of things in existence, of the things about you. Truth is unchangeable; it is ageless and constant. It does not vary nor shift, it is a piece of unalterable reality. Therefore, truth is the same for all of us. So is the expression "What is true for you is not true for me" actually true Another thing pertaining truth is that dis...
  • Philosophical Concept Of Truth 2
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    Philosophy of the Human Mind: Truth TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. THE PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPT OF TRUTH 2. THE ACHIEVEMENT OF TRUTH 1. THE PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPT OF TRUTH Epistemology is the study of what we know, how we know, and what we can or cannot know. In Epistemology, students are asked many questions about Truth and Knowledge. Here are two basic questions that students may be asked, "What is Truth" and "Can we really have Truth" The simple answer to this question is yes. Truth, in a philosophical ter...

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