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Neil

Methods in Philosophy

Methods in PhilosophyThere are those who say Philosophy is a body of knowledge and those who say it is primarily an activity. No matter which conception one might adhere to there are ...
Neil

Metaphysics

MetaphysicsThe bread-and-butter of philosophy for most of its lifetime. Thales, the first philosopher was know to engage in it Ludwig Wittgenstein, one of the latest called it simply ...
Neil

Ludwig Wittgenstein (part one)

Ludwig Wittgenstein - Part I The most perfect example of genius I have ever met said Bertrand Russell, and many since who have known him only through his writings have come to th...
Neil

Plato (part one)

Plato IIt has been said that all philosophy is just footnotes on Plato. Whether or not that is the case he stands right at the beginning of Western philosophy, and framed some of the ...
Neil

Descartes

Descartes I think therefore I am , mind versus body, can I doubt everything? These are part of the legacy of French philosopher, Rene Descartes. He aimed to become to the modern w...
Annabel

Is Capgras a delusion or is it just another form of perception?

Despite the terminology of Capgras Delusion and Imposter Syndrome I propose that the experience of a loved one as a double is a symptom of greater psychosis or a reasonable response t...
Sandra

Covid’s Covert Lessons

Covid s Covert LessonsUndeniably, it s been a devastating eighteen months. Lives, finances and emotions have disintegrated under the weight of a pandemic which nobody could ever h...
James

Descartes` Method of Radical Doubt: Causes and Consequences

The Cartesian RevolutionRene Descartes (d.1650 AD) is often referred to as the father of modern philosophy with good reason. Through his writings in Meditations, Descartes ushered i...
James

The Problem of Particulars among the Pietistic Philosophers: Aquinas, Scotus, and William of Ockham

Among the most fundamental distinctions made in philosophy is between the categories of the universal and the particular. In the theory of universals, objects are divided into thin...
James

Who were the Historical Sophists?

Who were the Sophists?It has become somewhat of a clich to accuse one s intellectual opponents of sophistry, yet who exactly the historical sophists were seems to elude many who...
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