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  • Plato Questions Meno's Self Knowledge Of Virtue
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    Scott Asbury Meno In the Meno, Plato justifies the possibility for one's mind to uncover knowledge. Knowing one can obtain knowledge motivates the mind to gain more knowledge. Plato explains the theory of recollection by first questioning what virtue is, then demonstrating the process through the questioning of a slave boy. Although a few weaknesses present themselves in Plato's argument, Plato presents a valid theory on how our minds can obtain knowledge. This paper focuses on exploring Plato's...
  • Dickie's Institutional Theory Of An Art World
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    ART -history, -theory, -world (Accounting for modern art with Dickie, Danto, and Weitz) Up until the twentieth century art theorists had consistently sought for a definition of art-a definition that would determine a set of necessary and sufficient conditions for something to be called art. But artists in the 20th century did not want to be defined, and they deliberately tried to create artworks that would not fit under some theorist's umbrella. We saw the Beatniks with their free verse; we saw ...
  • Today's Tarot Card
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    The Tarot has a fragmented history that intrigues historians, scholars, hobbyists, and spiritualists alike. Drawing on the concrete facts that are available, we will attempt to briefly explain the origins of the Tarot, and trace some of its milestones through the centuries. The designs of the 22 cards in the Major Arcana can be traced back as far as 1440, when the first known deck appeared in Italy. The 3 decks called the "Visconti Trumps" are generally regarded as the "forefathers" of the decks...
  • Piaget
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    InheldChild Psychologist Jean Piaget He found the secrets of human learning and knowledge hidden behind the cute and seemingly illogical notions of children BY SEYMOUR PAPER Jean Piaget, the pioneering Swiss philosopher and psychologist, spent much of his professional life listening to children, watching children and poring over reports of researchers around the world who were doing the same. He found, to put it most succinctly, that children don't think like grownups. After thousands of interac...
  • Plato's Theory Of Recollection
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    Plato has had a Theory of Recollection to explain our access of knowledge, that knowledge is from within, and not obtained through experience. The Theory of Recollection refers to the idea that recollection is like the soul, where it is maintained and never dying, therefore it constitutes the spiritual aspect of remembering. All the knowledge that one possesses is already within, one must stimulate themselves to bring this knowledge about. Knowledge can not be gained from experience, it is insid...
  • Plato's Own Theory Of Knowledge
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    As used originally by the ancient Greeks, the term philosophy meant the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake. The term philosophy is often used popularly to mean a set of basic values and attitudes toward life, nature, and society-thus the phrase "philosophy of life". Western philosophy is considered generally to have begun in ancient Greece as speculation about the underlying nature of the physical world. In its earliest form it was indistinguishable from natural science. The writings of the e...
  • Neural Network Model Theories
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    Theories of Knowledge and Psychological Applications Robin A. Finlayson University of Saskatchewan Ed. Psy: 855.3: Advanced Educational Psychology October 16, 1996 How individuals are able to obtain knowledge is something that psychologists have studied for a number of years. The ability to store and retrieve knowledge provides individuals with the propensity to form logical thought, express emotions and internalize the world around them. In order for a psychologist to understand the theories of...
  • Known With Absolute Certainty
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    Theory of Knowledge Writing Assignment 'Nothing can be known with certainty'; Is this statement true? Are you certain? In this essay I plan to show that nothing can be known with certainty, I will examine the truth and certainty of life and of humans, and prove that nothing can be known for certain. Sir Isaac Newton came up with many theories of time and space. Euclid said that there can be a concept of a straight line but Newton said nothing could ever travel in a straight line, see illustratio...
  • Plato's Theory Of Knowledge
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    Plato was born to an aristocratic family in Athens, Greece. When he was a child his father, Ariston, who was believed to be descended from the early kings of Athens died, and his mother, Perictione married Pyrilampes. As a young man Plato was always interested in political leadership and eventually became a disciple of Socrates. He followed his philosophy and his dialectical style, which is believed to be the search for truth through questions, answers, and additional questions. After witnessing...
  • Logical Positivism
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    Positivism is a trend in bourgeois philosophy, which acknowledges the orthodoxy towards empirical knowledge of natural phenomena where metaphysics and theology are regarded as inadequate and imperfect systems of knowledge. Positivism, began to rise as the main intellectual movement during the second half of the 19th century in response to the inability of speculative philosophy, witch was indeed Romanticism. During the first half of 19th century, the Romanticism brought new views that helped the...
  • Positivism's Theory Of Society
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    Positivism is the belief that 'scientific naturalism' is the foundation of knowledge and truth. Leszek Kolakowski wrote 'Positivism is a normative attitude, regulating how we are to use such terms as 'knowledge','s cience',' cognition', and 'information'. Positivism rejects the theories of theology and metaphysics because they don't have proof that they are true. Positivism is a philosophy that has many theories for the whole spectrum of life. They include the theory of knowledge as discussed ab...
  • Decartes And Locke Theories
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    In comparing the argument for the existence of God there are two views, Decartes and Locke. Decartes believes there is innate knowledge that everybody already has a perfect being acquired knowledge. Locke believes that all ideas come from experience. I believe truth lies between both of these theories. "It only remains for me to examine how I received this idea from God. For I did not acquire it from the senses; it has never come to me unexpectedly, as usually happens with the ideas of things th...
  • Plato's Own Theory Of Knowledge
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    Almost everyone has heard of the two great philosophers, Plato and Aristotle. Few people though know much about their life long achievements. Learning about great people in history is much more enjoyable and fun if we can find out that they were just like people today. In order to do so, we must fist examine the background of the two philosophers. Plato was born to an aristocratic family in Athens. When Plato was a child, his father died, and his mother married Pyrilampes, who was an associate o...
  • Premise 2 Descartes Thought Knowledge
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    The quest to find out who we are, where we came from, where we will go after we die and what, if anything, controls our world has fascinated mankind throughout the centuries. Famous philosophers have devoted their whole lives to developing theories, and yet the closest any have come to success has been to not have their theories disproved. With the knowledge that no theory has been proven to fact, I don t know may be the only true answer to one of civilization's oldest questions. The idea that w...
  • Plato's Theory Of Knowledge And Form
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    Plato's theory of knowledge and form are expressed with three approaches: his allegory of The Cave, his metaphor of the Divided Line and his doctrine The Forms. Each theory is interconnected; one could not be without the other. In The Cave, Plato describes a vision of shackled prisoners seated in a dark cave facing the wall. Chained also by their necks, the prisoners can only look forward and see only shadows. These shadows are produced by men, with shapes of objects or men, walking in front of ...
  • Empirical Theory
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    Q) What is an empirical piece of work and how can it be justified? In answering this question I believe that first off it is necessary to have a definition of what empiricism actually is in the context. The dictionary states that empirical knowledge is gained only through personal experiences through numerous ways and means including trials and experiments. Classical empiricism or empirical theory can only exist if suitable examples or information have been obtained. Empirical works therefore di...
  • Socrates And Plato
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    "One of the longest running debates in philosophy is whether it is possible to discover any objective truth, or whether all knowledge is relative to the subject. Describe how these two perspectives are evidenced in early Greek philosophy (up to and including Plato and critically assess the arguments you find there for and against the possibility of objective knowledge."Arguments derived from probabilities are idle". Plato Introduction It is safe to assume that our ancestors (several million year...

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