Scientific Method for the Mind (Empiricism vs. Rationalism)

What are some of the major differences between Empiricism and Rationalism? How would those schools of thought influence approaching science generally, or approaching the biological study of the mind more specifically? Both have a surprising amount to say about both topics, and can especially inf...

Philosophy - Who Am I?

What are some of the differences/similarities between the avocado and artichoke views of the self? What do you make of the feminist, existential, and non-Western critiques of the essentialist/avocado self? Are there any other problems with the idea that human beings are fundamentally rational creat...

Epistemology Viewpoint

2. Which philosopher or epistemological position from Hotz and Marquis articles for the study of epistemology? or Descartes, Hume, or Chuang Tzu or Feldman quotes a passage from Meno do you consider most relevant to the applied epistemological issues Why? 3. Nonaka and Nishiguchi disc...

Concise Description of Berkeley's Philosophies

Please give a concise description of Berkeley's arguments regarding ideas and minds, objects and the existence of God, including his utilization of John Locks ideas on these subjects.

Theory of Knowledge: Goldman, Brandom and Bonjour.

Examine Goldman, Brandom and Bonjour's theories of knowledge. What reasons does Goldman give for saying that the most basic of j-rules must refer to cognitive states (and not social relations)? Compare and contrast the three thinkers on internalism and externalism. Present and evaluate Brandom's pos...

Brief introduction to epistemology.

Epistemology deals with the three questions mentioned in the definition above. What is knowledge? How is knowledge acquired? How do we know that what we know is actually true? As human beings we have a tendency to desire to know truth. We also want to enjoy a certainty about the things we belie...

Religion vs. Epistemology

I need some help/insight for this question, about 150 words. In the study of the origins of knowledge, belief and the nature of learning "Why not settle for Psychology" (Quine, 1969: 75). Should neuroscience replace epistemology? W.V. Quine (1969) Ontological Relativity and Other Essays NY: C...

Individual Paper

I need some help putting this paper together. Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that compares two or more individual philosophers views on an epistemological topic concerning you and your profession (Director). Alternatively, compare and contrast two broad philosophical viewpoints in a similar fas...

Issue of meaning is discussed.

Delanty, G. & Strydom, P. (Eds). (2003). Philosophies of social science: The classic and contemporary readings. Why has the issue of meaning moved to the foreground in this so-called postmodern era (20th Century)?

Descartes argument for the existence of the "I"

In Mediation II, Descartes states that "thus after everything has been most carefully weighed, it must be established that this pronouncement " I am, I exist is necessarily true every time I utter it or conceive it in my mind". The problem is, how is knowledge of the existence of the self possible...

John Locke's theory of Knowledge

Please help answer the following questions. Provide at least 400 words. For John Locke, knowledge comes from experience. But how to we acquire knowledge? Where does it come from?

Philosophy in 'The Matrix'

After viewing 'the Matrix' First Question IDENTIFY SOME PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUE FROM THE MATRIX THAT YOU FOUND PARTICULARLY INTERESTING OR DISTURBING OR OTHERWISE, AND INDICATE WHAT CONNECTIONS, IF ANY, YOU SEE BETWEEN THAT ISSUE AND PLATONIC PHILOSOPHY? Second Question MATRIX (movie): Neo's f...

Description of Philosophy

Define philosophy and describe the nature of philosophical questions with special focus on how philosophical questions differ from questions of a scientific or factual nature. And include citation.

Theory of Knowledge

Is it useful to develop theories and/or paradigms in our approach to knowledge acquisition? What are the benefits and pitfalls of developing theories and paradigms? What conditions have to be met before we can accept something as true? (Discuss in the context of epistemic justification.)

Theory of Knowledge

Look especially for an understanding of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hume (or Locke) and Kant, Write a concise 750-1000-word summative account on the following: What are the major areas of concern addressed by traditional philosophers of knowledge, and how do they compare with any concerns in th...

Relativism

Discuss the views of Relativism and why they are important. Which one is most in line with your personal views and why? Include a brief summary of Relativism.

The problem of the theory of knowldege.

Can you please give a simplistic understanding of this assignment? Thank you! a. What are the major areas addressed by traditional philosophers of knowledge, and how do they compare with your concerns in this area? Consider a broad spectrum of eras and approaches in your response. b. What ave...

Bonjour's version of coherentism

What are the differences between Bonjour's version of coherentism and what he describes as weak foundationalism? How might a foundationalist argue against Bonjour's account?

Intro to anthology

Are there reliable sources of information about the world that do not rely on perception and observation? If yes, what are they? If not then why?