Pluralism and Atheist Rationality

1. About the Dalai Lama you mentioned that he was claiming that all people deserve to have a religion that is effective for them on an individual basis. So do you think that he or would or he would not support the idea of a single universal religion as the solution to the question of religious plura...

Plato's "Apology" and Nietzsche's "Ubermensch"

I know this is long.. I had to read these 2, but have a bunch of questions before writing a response to them.. This is based on Plato, The Apology Obviously you know that Socrates was put on trial and killed by his contemporaries in Athens because he would not back down from his position. But wha...

Plato's Allegory of the Cave & Buddha's 4 Noble Truths

Did any of these give you a strong reaction and why? Which one surprised you most? Is there any in which you agree/disagree? I chose Plato and Buddha to do my write up, however, you do not have to answer about those 2. I'm trying to get a broader idea of what expert thinkers are thinking, for a larg...

A Day Without Air Conditioning

See the attached file. 1- Assist with ideas and help write a brief, but well written summary of the article. Then a second paragraph discussing: What would a day without AC be like for you? Think of a typical day and whether it would be an enjoyable experience. Why or why not? Article: Wa...

Watson on Jeopardy

Computers have evolved from machines able to complete simple math problems to ones that can now process information faster than the human brain. "Watson" is computer and "he" appeared on Jeopardy, the TV show. This IBM-powered machine was designed to take on the smartest humans in the world in a...

Aristotle's Doctrine of the Four Causes.

Aristotle's analysis of being depends on his account of the Four Causes. Explain the theory of the Four Causes. Explain the account figures in Aristotle's metaphysical theory.

Psychodynamic Perspectives

Imagine that an existential psychotherapist and a Freudian psychoanalysis encounter the same scenario where a person seeks help with recurring episodes of serious anxiety. What are some other psychodynamic perspectives?

Freudian Psychoanalysis

1. Freud was a physician by training. What was the role of human biology in his psychosexual development theory and the psychodynamic theory (id, ego, and superego)? According to those theories, what was Freud's conception of the mind-body relationship? 2. Imagine that an existential psychotherap...

Skinnerian Application

How would Skinner answer the issue of motivation and the rat's behavior? Would Skinner and Watson hold the same view? [250 plus word count.] (2) Provide an example of how Watson's theory can be applied to our daily life; provide a second example of how Tolman's theory can be applied. Which theory, i...

Neo-Behaviourism and Skinnerian Ideas of Reinforcement

Research has shown that monetary incentive does not always work in motivating workers and may in fact hinder performance. This seems to go against the Skinnerian idea of reinforcement in behaviour. What factors might prevent monetary reward from motivating workers to better performance?

Functionalism and Structuralism Approach to Studying Autism

1) Provide a brief description of Functionalism and structuralism research hypothesis from each perspective. Which school is most likely to endorse a qualitative method? Which is a quantitative method? 2) Autism is a diagnosis attracting a lot of attention lately in the media. Describe how a str...

Functionalist and a structuralists

Describe how functionalists and structuralists might study a topic in human intelligence. Show how these two approaches illustrate the nomothetic and the idiographic perspectives.

Consciousness and Blacking Out

Have you ever worked such long hours that you "blanked out" on your drive home? That is, you arrived at your destination but honest'y don't remember stopping at certain intersections or making certain turns (kind of scary, right?). Here's the important question: Were you conscious during your "b...

E.C. Tolman, Learning and Modified Behaviorism

Tolman initially was attracted to Watsonian behaviorism but eventually developed a more sophisticated view of animal and human behavior as purposive and goal-driven. We must focus on Tolman's legacy in the research on motivation. Examine Tolman's legacy in research on motivation. In your response...

Darwin's Theory: Non-Human Psychology

Explain how Darwin's theory supported psychological research on nonhuman animals. Provide one research question that can only be answered by doing experiments with nonhuman animals in order to shed light on human psychology.

The Relation of the Frontal Lobe to Personality Changes

In 1987, Dr. John Doe's father suffered a heart attack. He never lost consciousness but immediately needed quadruple bypass surgery. Through the help of anesthesia, he was put under for a long period of time as the major arteries were repaired. The surgery was a success but he seemed to change in re...

Proliferation of Neuroimaging Technologies

Describe how a neuroscientist and a psychophysicist, respectively, might try to answer the research question, "How long does it take for a person to become aware of a flashing light?"

Localization of Mental Functions

In the now famous case of "Phineas Gage", the damage in his prefrontal cortex (in the orbital and medial regions) resulted in a loss of reasoning abilities and an alteration of personality. On the other hand, confabulation (a type of memory disorder) has been associated with damage in different part...

These notes offer an explanation of Plato's epistemology in the Republic.

The argument of Republic 5 is one of the most difficult in the Platonic corpus. It is crucial for an understanding of both Plato's epistemology in general and also the specific political proposals of the Republic. I will start by offering some contextual information, and then lay out the argument as...

Thoreau's Ideas of Idealism and Practicality

How can I incorporate Thoreau's ideas of idealism and practicality into to our lives today? What about Benedict's Rule (ora et Labora). Should I do a comparison between the two and debate it with today's life?

Transcendental deduction and imagination

Consider the following passage from Critique of Pure Reason B-143: "The manifold given in sensible intuition is necessary subject to the original synthetic unity of apperception, because in no other way is unity of intuition possible (17). But the act of understanding by which the manifold of giv...

Exploring the Meaning of Life: Plato and Kant

I need some help getting started on the following: - Identify 2 philosophers, ethical writers, or theorists who have written about the meaning of life. - Explain why you chose the two writers. - Describe, in your own words, their philosophies of life. - Discuss the differences or similarities,...

Plato & Nietzsche: reason

describe plato's and nietzsche's views on the role of reason in human life. are there any similarities between plato's and neitzsche's views? Are there any differences?