a critique of marxism
... Only through praxis can we understand more about
the relation between man and the world, and also to
Chapter 17 The Baroque
... particularly in the works of Shakespeare. The main question of the period is "what is real
and what is but a dream?"
Thomas Hobbes presented the idea that only matter exists, thus supporting the philosophy
of materialism. This view of the universe and mankind as machines spread in the
scientific wor ...
Introduction to Metaphysical Terms
... What is the self?
What is the relationship between the mind and the body?
Am I free or do other forces determine my life?
What is the meaning of life?
Does a Supreme Being exist?
What is a person?
What to make of near death experiences? By Rev. James Coleman
... Descartes with Cartesian dualism, and the idea that the mind is a separate thing or
substance2. At the other end you have the materialists. The assumption of
materialism is that the only thing that is real is matter. Under a materialistic theory
of the mind, self-awareness or what we might call cons ...
Intro to Metaphysics
... extend, we conclude that it would see on the world as if
there was only one mind. This would lead to a
contradictory point of view of solipsism, which is the
vision that apart from our individual mind, nothing at all
whatsoever exists, including other minds.
This point of view of solipsism is howeve ...
Materialism is a form of philosophical monism which holds that matter is the fundamental substance in nature, and that all phenomena, including mental phenomena and consciousness, are identical with material interactions.Materialism is closely related to physicalism, the view that all that exists is ultimately physical. Philosophical physicalism has evolved from materialism with the discoveries of the physical sciences to incorporate more sophisticated notions of physicality than mere ordinary matter, such as: spacetime, physical energies and forces, dark matter, and so on. Thus the term ""physicalism"" is preferred over ""materialism"" by some, while others use the terms as if they are synonymous.Contrasting philosophies to materialism or physicalism include idealism and other forms of monism, dualism and pluralism.