Sat 7 Feb, 2009 08:52 am - So would his quote "When I think of God, when I think of him as existent, and when I believe him to be existent, my idea of him neither increases nor diminishes." (Treatise 18.104.22.168)... (view)
Fri 30 Jan, 2009 10:22 am - Some, many non-philosophers as any of us in a academic environment probably know all to well think that philosophy is rather pointless. We are all just sitting on our arses thinking "what... (view)
Sat 17 Jan, 2009 08:21 pm - What about the argument that the verificationists claim that metaphysics isn't meaningful because it's not verifiable isn't verifiable itself. That's the first objection that... (view)
Sat 17 Jan, 2009 01:55 pm - Most of us, I would imagine, are familiar with Hume's proposition that we 'commit to the flames' all metaphysical claims.
The modern verificationists take this as a starting point... (view)
Fri 16 Jan, 2009 02:42 am - [QUOTE=VideCorSpoon;42967]Problem is that most times a thesis, much like a basic paper idea, never turns out the way you want it to. I think in a complex thesis, it constantly evolves based on your... (view)
Thu 15 Jan, 2009 06:55 am - Fantastically helpful VideCarSpoon! Thank you very much!
In the UK we write a dissertation in the final (third) year of undergraduate study. It is 10,000 words yes and is probably something more... (view)
Wed 14 Jan, 2009 07:35 pm - If you've done one what did you do? If you haven't and could what would you do?
I'm thinking about Hume's logical critique of beliefs and then apply that to religion. But is... (view)
Mon 12 Jan, 2009 06:45 am - [QUOTE=kennethamy;41769]The a priori "element" (as Kant calls it) in synthetic a priori truths is the result of "objects conforming to our senses". Objects are the way they are... (view)
Sun 11 Jan, 2009 07:26 pm - [QUOTE=Vanya;41800]Can I reply to this?
[B]Philosophy 101[/B] Student forum for questions and answers in reading and writing philosophy and NOT for the expression of member opinions or ongoing... (view)
Sun 11 Jan, 2009 01:49 am - For those who already know about the different propositions skip to the dotted line.
For those who don't know, Kant proposed that there are there are two types of proposition, a priori... (view)