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Philosophy of Human Nature

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PHL 333 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Extrasensory Perception, Political Philosophy
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Notes on Philosophy Areas Of Study Philosophy has four main subject areas : Metaphysics , ethics , epistemology and logic o Most other areas of philosophy such as political philosophy, aesthetics, p...

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Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Noble Savage
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Rousseau 1712-1778 Rousseau is often most closely associated with the Enlightenment, or the age of reason o The move to seriously challenge the relationship between Church and State, and to dispel w...

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Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Lecture 7: PHL333 Overall Summary of Philosophy of Human Nature
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Overall Summary of Philosophy of Human Nature Areas of Philosophy Plato: metaphysics - appearances in the material world; epistemology -- beliefs, opinions and the deceptions of our senses o Reason...

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Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Lecture 8: PHL333 Overall Summary of Philosophy of Human Nature Part 2
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Overall Summary of Philosophy of Human Nature - Part 2 Rousseau gave us our first turn around from material metaphysics when he suggested that we have an essence not build around passions and aggressions but a ...

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Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Lecture 9: PHL333 Marx
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Marx 1818 1883 A philosopher by education with a PHD set out to change world history and he did o The changes came after his life time o He left the first body of socialist thought, through writings on socialism preceded ...

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Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Social Darwinism, Survival Game, Biological Determinism
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Phl 333 Notes on Darwin Nature vs nurture Biological determinism We have not changed enough over the last few thousands of years to give credence to the position that any human development have "altered" what ...

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Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Study Guide - Final Guide: Essentialism, Cultural Relativism, Existentialism
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Introduction to Philosophy of Human Nature To study people we must first decide what they are o Epistemology, the study of knowledge, metaphysics, the study of the nature of existence and the differenc...

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Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Theism
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Thomas Hobbes 1588 - 1679 Grew up suspicious of Aristotleanism and sought truth in the sciences o A contemporary of Descartes, the famous French philosopher o Studied in Paris and then returned to England...

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Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Termite, Sex Selection
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Charles Darwin and Human Nature In principle at least, Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection is neutral on the subject of human nature o It is possible that any theory of human nature might be the ...

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Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Plastic Arts, The Gay Science, Philology
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Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Although unlike Kierkegaard in many respects, especially regarding the ultimate meaning of individuality, Friedrich Nietzsche is very much like him in his intense personalism, in r...

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Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Australopithecus, Bonobo, Linnean Society Of London
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Darwin (1809 1882)Continued The Influence of Darwin The notion that species evolved was not new o It was in the air at Darwins time and accepted by many scientists o What was unknown was how evolution occurred, what was t...

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Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Protestantism
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Hobbes on Religion Since religion is found only in man it must have its seeds in our nature 1. We desire to know the causes of things 2. We are not content with Beginnings and think that even beginnings must have a cause 3...

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Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Study Guide - Final Guide: Litter Box, Richard Lewontin
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Charles Darwin - Man as an Animal Basically man follows the survival instincts of his ancestors o This is clearly an evolutionist position o The thesis is, we have a large brain, and a large penis, the for...

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Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Study Guide - Final Guide: Stoicism
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Aristotle, 384-322 BC Plato was Aristotle's teacher o Stoicism was movement which followed Aristotle o Stoics denied the significance of pleasure and pain as merely experiences of the material w...

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