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Introduction To Philosophy

Exam Study Guides for Philosophy 1020

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Philosophy 1020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 41: Exact Sciences, Rationality

Part VI: The Meaning of Life 42. Religion 0. Introduction: Leo Tolstoy's preoccupation with the question: What gives life meaning? “War and Peace” “Anna Karenina” “My Confession” “The Kingdom of God is Within You” “Resu...

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Philosophy 1020
John Thorp
Philosophy 1020 Lecture 45: March 26, Personal Identity-Locke Lec 45

246. Locke on Personal Identity The search for the ‘self’, what is a self? ‘Personal Identity’ 0. Preliminary matters: two kinds of identity a) Synchronic  at the same time Qualitative identity vs. quan...

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Philosophy 1020
John Thorp
Philosophy 1020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 44: Toonie, The Lancet, Trophy Wife

45. The Meaning of Meaning 0. Two broad kinds of meaning: linguistic and non-linguistic 1. Linguistic meaning: words have meaning because people mean things by them Note that word meanings, though conventional and ultim...

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Philosophy 1020
John Thorp
Philosophy 1020 Lecture 46: March 28, Hume on Self Lec 046

47. Hume on the Self’ 1. Where Things Stand: Review of Locke’s Position  Locke thought that personal identity consisted in ‘continuity’ of consciousness  He also thought that consciousness was the propert...

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Philosophy 1020
John Thorp
Philosophy 1020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 43: Existence Precedes Essence, Simone De Beauvoir, Albert Camus

44. Existentialism Short paper 6 due April 5 & 8 th th 0. Introductory Matters a) General points  A big-picture philosophical movement of mid-20 century, post WWII  Most of the central f...

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Philosophy 1020
John Thorp
Philosophy 1020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Theism

Miracles September 25, 2012 13:26 1.The Arguments from Miracles - Miracles, which are disruptions of the ordinary course of nature, are clear proofs of the e...

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Philosophy 1020
John Thorp
Philosophy 1020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 48: Totalitarianism, Monism, Shape Of The Universe

49. Finale What have we done? What have we seen? A. You a) Some knowledge of the discipline: soundings b) Improved thinking and writing skills B. Philosophy 1. Life in 1613: a) Cosmology ...

Philosophy
Philosophy 1020
John Thorp
Philosophy 1020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 47: David Riesman, Existentialism, Social Contract

48. Persons 1. Introductory: the question of identity is related to that of the meaning of life What is a person? What makes a person the same person through time? What exactly is your self? We saw Lo...

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Philosophy 1020
John Thorp
Philosophy 1020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Ontological Argument, Aseity, Cosmological Argument

The Argument from Evil -refuting an argument for p is not the same as arguing that not-p For example, it is perfectly possible to think that the Ontological Argument is not a good argument but nonetheless to believe that G...

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Philosophy 1020
John Thorp
Philosophy 1020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 42: Theodicy, Materialism, Epicurus

43. Death & Afterlife A. There is an Afterlife  All human cultures have a belief in afterlife  Though not all people in any one culture share that belief 1. Varieties of Afterlife a)...

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Philosophy 1020
John Thorp
Philosophy 1020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Pascal Boyer, Homo Sapiens, Theism

Conclusion of Religion 13:27 Where we are: 1. In Favor of Theism a. 2. Two Other Contra-Arguments The Moral Argument –the o...

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Philosophy 1020
John Thorp
Philosophy 1020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Blaise Pascal

Pascal’s Wager 13:25 An argument for the rationality in the belief of God • Blaise Pascal:  Inventor of probability calculus  Laid foundat...

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Philosophy 1020
John Thorp
Philosophy 1020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Argument From Poor Design, Teleological Argument, Intelligent Design

4. The Argument from Design Three Passes 13:28 Other Names for it:  Intelligent design  Teleological argument  <Greek telos = end or ...

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Philosophy 1020
John Thorp
Philosophy 1020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Ludwig Wittgenstein, Christian Atheism, Abrahamic Religions

September 11, 2012 What is Religion? Observations  Mainly Christian Atheist  No God Non-religious there could be but you just don’t go out to church..etc etc The Three Abrahamic Religions 1. Christianity ...

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Philosophy 1020
John Thorp
Philosophy 1020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Actual Infinity, Natural Number, Richard Dawkins

Positive Arguments 2 The Cosmological Arguments 13:28 Cosmological : having to do with the study of the universe <Greek kosmos= world/universe> Aquinas’ Five Ways (i.e...

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Philosophy 1020
John Thorp
Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: Dualism (Philosophy Of Mind), Ethical Egoism, Noumenon

l e a r n • r e f e r e n c e • r e v i e w permacharts TM PPhilosophy METAPHYSICS I: UNIVERSALS ...

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