262 Answered Questions for the topic philosophy
E4 or D4 When you play White?
Though both opening moves have their advantages and disadvantages, which opening do you prefer to open up with? E4? or D4? The queen's pawn or the king's pawn?
What are things?
shadows in Plato Allegory of the cave
what do the shadows represent in the plate Allegory of the cave and how are the objects differ from the real world
the simulation of living by nick bostrom
Bostrom concludes that posthumans will most likely develop and almost surely run enormous numbers of ancestor simulations, and so we are almost certainly living in simulations True or falseBostrom... more
Did St. Augustine give a satisfying defense of human freedom and the existence of God from the Stoics' ideas?
Immanuel Kant's Moral Freedom
Kant resorted to presupposing freedom when participating in the moral world. However, which do you prefer, the idea that we are free (spontaneity of everything) or the idea that we are not free... more
What is truth? What makes something true?
What are properties?
What does empiricism mean? What are the criticisms of empiricism from within the natural sciences and from the spiritual sciences?
Write an essay containing the answers to the questions above. Include the views of Popper, Kuhn, Dilthey and Weber in the text. Important notes: The text you will write should be a maximum of 1500... more
Please help me answer a question about confucianism
Here is a paragraph from Chapter III in The Analects of Confucius. "If the people are guided by sanctions, and order among them is enforced by means of punishment, they will try to evade the... more
The Newtonian universe is said to be mechanical. Briefly, why do people describe Newton's theory in these terms?
What was the one important idea that survived Descartes's method of subjecting all his opinions to extreme doubt?
Descartes realized at one point that many of the opinions he had were false. What was his remedy for this situation?
Briefly describe how St. Anselm's ontological proof is an example of the "Medieval Synthesis"
Prove that the following argument is valid in QL: ∃x[~Bxm& ∀y(Cy → ~Gxy)], ∀z[~∀y(Wy →Gzy) → Bzm], ∴∀x(Cx → ~Wx)
General ways to approach and how to start would be greatly appreciated.
Is the following a valid argument: B v C, C v D, ∴A→C ? Why or why not? (see description for full question)
Imagine that you have a set of sentences in QL named A, B, C, and D, and assume that A and B are tautologies, C is contingent, and D is a contradiction. Is the following a valid argument: B v C, C... more
Can someone help me with predicate logic?
It's basically logic where it involves inference rules and the other rules.