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[PHILOS 3] - Final Exam Guide - Everything you need to know! (36 pages long)


Department
Philosophy
Course Code
PHILOS 3
Professor
Copenhaver Brian
Study Guide
Final

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PHILOS 3
FINAL EXAM
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Philosophy 3: Lecture 1 (8/1)
What Does it all Mean?
Nagel’s book
Very influential
Short and simple
For people to be introduced to this situation.
Give sense of what philosophical questions are about
More of questions rather than answers.
Sections of his book (timeless philosophical questions)
Knowledge beyond our minds
Knowledge of minds other than our own
Relation between mind and brain
Knowledge’s possibilities
Do we have free will?
Basis of morality
What inequalities are unjust
The meaning of death
The meaning of life
Big names within the course (Philosophers)
Socrates
Plato
Aristotle
Anselm
Aquinas
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Philosophy 3: Lecture 1 (8/1)
Descartes
Hume
Differences of Science and Philosophy
Science is empirical and theoretical
Needs physical evidence
To be able to collect date
To be interpreted to theories
Philosophy
Theoretical and speculative
Observations within our world that lets you come up with questions
Comparing and contrasting
Arguments, stories, etc
John’s unfortunate parrot
Polly is seen dead by John but the owner of the store says she is not
She seems very still, non moving, and practically dead in someone’s
view
What do you believe?
Is there an argument?
Argument:
1st premise: Everything not alive (N) is dead (D)
2nd premise: The parrot (P) is not alive (N)
Conclusion: Therefore, the parrot (P) is (D) dead
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