Samples "Philosophers" (Page 8)


Descartes and the Pinch Test

The pinch test is a simple one. In order to prove one’s existence in the real world, one pinches oneself. If the pinch hurts, then one is real and awake; if not, then the realness of one’s existence is in doubt or one is dreaming. Descartes would appreciate this argument...

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Aristotle and the Correspondence Theory of Truth

Aristotle's “Metaphysics” contains the following statement that can be used to identify his correspondence theory of truth: “To say of what is that it is not, or of what is not that it is, is false, while to say of what is that it is, and of what is not...

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Philosophy Exam: Aristotle

In order to determine how Aristotle's anthropic hylomorphism relates to his logical hylomorphism, it is first necessary to understand the status of “animal” and its various associations in his thought. Primarily, it is important to understand the category animal is capable of encompassing all those creatures who are deemed to...

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How Does Aristotle’s Anthropic Hylomorphism Relate to His Logical Hylomorphism?

Hylomorphism is a philosophical theory devised by Aristotle that claims all beings are made up of matter and form. The word is taken from Greek terms for matter (hulê) and form (morphê). When equating this to Aristotle’s view, one might think of body and soul as being the matter/form that...

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Plato and Descartes

In the film The Matrix, we are introduced to a scenario that is very much similar to some of the most fundamental concepts of the philosophical tradition as found in Plato and Descartes, for example. The Matrix is precisely a simulated reality that the individuals who exist in this reality...

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