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PHIL 1204 Lecture Notes - Lecture 27: Physicalism
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Philosophy Notes The Final Frontier Is space the final frontier? - All of space is alike governed by the same laws - What are the chances we could find anything recognizably intelligent somewh...

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PHIL 1204
James Klagge
PHIL 1204 Lecture Notes - Lecture 26: Epicurus, Teddy Bear, Atomic Theory
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Philosophy Notes 42318 Atomic theory of the Soul Soul is made of atoms, just like everything else (III, 161) The body acts like a vessel for the soul (III, 555) When body dies, soul atoms are no longer contained in thei...

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James Klagge
PHIL 1204 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Deterministic System, Lucretius
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Philosophy Notes 42018 Motion of Atoms Weight of atoms causes them to naturally move downwards All atoms have equal speed in void Democritus held that atoms move in no natural direction, but move in all different direct...

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PHIL 1204 Lecture Notes - Lecture 24: Anaximander, Parallel Postulate, Brownian Motion
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Lucretius part 2 Characteristics of Atoms continued - Atoms have primary qualities o Primary quality: properties a thing has based purely on its physical configuration - A...

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PHIL 1204
James Klagge
PHIL 1204 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Atomism
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Philosophy Notes Poetry - Socrates sings charms (Phaedo 77e) - Other values of poetry - Translation loses its poetic value - Its ideas arent so strange to us Creation in Judeo-Christian...

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James Klagge
PHIL 1204 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Epicurus, Atomism, Golden Rule
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Philosophy Notes 41018 Carl Sagens Top 5 Most Influential Scientists of All Time Democritus: Atomism Johannes Kepler: Planetary motion Isaac Newton: Universal gravitation Charles Darwin: Theory of evolution Albert Ein...

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James Klagge
PHIL 1204 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Testability
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Philosophy Discussion: MidTerm Review Hypothesis: All experiences are from dreaming Conservatism Modesty Simplicity Generality Testability Precision Pure Knowledge is similar to A Priori knowledge, knowledge you have...

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James Klagge
PHIL 1204 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Atomism, Cebes, Subjective Idealism
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Topics for MidTerm Philosophy Web metaphor Architectural metaphor Observation sentences Knowledge Belief Change of beliefs Hypotheses Reject beliefBelieve not Withhold judgment Inferred beliefs Virtues of hypoth...

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PHIL 1204
James Klagge
PHIL 1204 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Cebes
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Philosophy Notes Phaedo and Soul pt 2 Platos Phaedo - Middle dialogue written long after Socrates death - May not be very accurate historically - May be more Platos ideas than Socrates - ...

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PHIL 1204
James Klagge
PHIL 1204 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Subjective Idealism, Atomism
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Philosophy Notes Phaedo Defense of the Philosophical Life - Failed in the Apology? - Another chance before his friends - A man who has truly spent his life in philosophy is probably right to be...

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PHIL 1204
James Klagge
PHIL 1204 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Sentenced, Meletus
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Philosophy Notes 32118 part 2 Alcibiades (450404 B.C.E.) Athenian General, 421415 Flees to Sparta, 415 Flees to Persia, 413 Returns to Athens, 411 Athenian General, 411406 Exiled, 406 Assassinated by Persians, 404 P...

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James Klagge
PHIL 1204 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Pythia, Minuscule 33, Anytus
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Philosophy Notes 32118 The Apology What is Socrates apologizing for? Greek title: Apologia Means Defense (not apology) Charges brought in 399 B.C. by Anytus, Lycon and Meletus Trial is historical Speeches may or may ...

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PHIL 1204
James Klagge
PHIL 1204 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Testability, Ad Hoc Hypothesis, Theism
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Philosophy Notes 31918 Belief Detective story (p 17) Which of the four statements will we give up? Look for other suspects? Reexamine the alibis of the current suspects Reject or withhold judgment on at least one of t...

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James Klagge
PHIL 1204 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Agnosticism, Atheism, Theism
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Philosophy Discussion Notes 31618 Deep seated beliefs Far removed from direct experience Play a central role in my thinking worldview, core values Belief in God? Belief that people are basically good? Can these belie...

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PHIL 1204
James Klagge
PHIL 1204 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Counterexample, A Posteriori, Socratic Method
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Philosophy Mid Term Review Short Answer Questions and Essay Questions The Meno Socrates Plato (Socrates student) wrote about 2 dozen dialogues about Socrates conversations with people Sophists Good Definition can virtu...

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PHIL 1204
James Klagge
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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