Willful Ignorance and Self-Deception
... though condition B is incurable. Let’s also suppose that these developments are not innocent at
all. However, Burke doesn’t go, because he’d rather not know that he has condition B if he does.
These are two cases of what we would call willful ignorance (also called ‘willful
blindness’). Indeed, the ...
Merleau-Ponty`s transcendental theory of perception - SAS
... allowing for differences of vocabulary and methodology, on matters of substance numerous points
of convergence between phenomenology and philosophy of mind will be found, and indeed the
recent literature has suggested a number of these.1
However, if what I argue below is correct, then this view, for ...
Angelaki Differential cruelty
... an elaborate system of cruelty. It is in drawing
such a connection between difference and cruelty
that Deleuze assigns himself a critical task which
consists of reinvestigating metaphysics not only
through a philosophy of difference but also a
philosophy of cruelty. Yet the recapitulation of
Univocity and Analogy: A Comparative Study of Gilbert
... The work of British philosopher Gilbert Ryle maintains an interesting relationship with fellow giant of twentieth century thought, Martin Heidegger. This
relationship, while indeed tenuous and even dismissive at times, marks a significant situation in philosophy—especially regarding the so-called sp ...
What Can We Know A Priori?1 C.S.I. Jenkins Draft only. Please
... Of course, sometimes we believe p only because it seems to us that things couldn’t be any
other way, and when it transpires that they can our motivation for p disappears. But
Devitt has not argued that anything of that kind is going on in this case.
Moreover, there are various other motivations for ...
history of western philosophy_unit2_2012_draft2
... The fact of the existence of these eternal truths provides St
Augustine with his famous proof for God’s existence from
thought, that is from within.
The starting point of the proof, : necessary and eternal truths.
Such truths are superior to the mind, inasmuch as the mind finds
itself constrai ...
CHAPTER-IV PROBLEM OF GOD AND THE ABSOLUTE
... In the history of Absolutistic philosophy the Ultimate Reality has been presented in
various ways and forms right from the classical upto modern times. Throughout the different
ages there have been development and changes in the meaning of the conception of Absolute.
A Conception of Philosophical Progress
... illegitimate. There are also a range of pessimistic positions based on strong
psychological, historical or sociological explanations of philosophical agreements and
Realistic: Philosophy produces something of epistemic value, but not final, definitive
conclusions. This position, typic ...
Kafka and Brentano - Buffalo Ontology Site
... seems never properly to have belonged to the inner circle of Brentanists, and he was in fact ceremoniously
excluded from all dealings with the group after publishing in a Berlin literary magazine a short story which
included a caricature of religious Brentanianism. He himself has provided a descript ...
Gandhi, Ahimsa, and the Self
... line with Buddhism. Iyer states that "Gandhi was, in fact, following in the footsteps of the Buddha in
showing the connection between the service of suffering humanity and the process of self-purification."9
Albert Schweitzer concurs: "Gandhi continues what the Buddha began. In the Buddha the spirit ...
Philosophy 165: Epistemology
... g. S doesn’t know that p
Answer: True. Gettier proposed that even though you may have a JTB (Justified True
Belief), you still might not have knowledge. If you have knowledge, you have a JTB but
if you have JTB; it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have knowledge. Pg 82, What Can
We Know? Louis Pojm ...
Spirituality and Biblical Hermeneutics The Challenge of Ricoeur`s
... the bible and critical thinking3. This formulation of a thinking between two poles shows that,
for Ricoeur, there is more to say on philosophy and religion than a narrative of biographical
circumstances. The same volume of Critique et conviction offers a more fundamental
reflection on the relation b ...
... Other philosophers since Berkeley have also held that, although the
table does not depend for its existence upon being seen by me, it
does depend upon being seen (or otherwise apprehended in
sensation) by _some_ mind--not necessarily the mind of God, but
more often the whole collective mind of the u ...
A Tribute to Hinduism - Yoga - Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati
... Panini, the grammarian, explains the meaning of yoga as union with the Supreme. Patanjali, in his Yoga
Sutra, defines yoga as 'cessation of all changes in consciousness.' Yoga is the science and praxis of
obtaining liberation (moksha) from the material world. It not only points the way to release, b ...
Hinduism in Siddhartha
... Rejecting established thought to discover things on your own
Physical pleasure vs. mental purity
The concept of time in conflict with reality
ABSOLUTE - Polskie Towarzystwo Tomasza z Akwinu
... determines the Dyad at different levels and creates being, the knowability of each thing, the
intellect and the value of each thing. It is the cause of the universe in rightness and beauty,
the source of truth and reason (Resp, VI 508 E — 509 B). Plato did not identify the
philosophical absolute — t ...
THE LEGACY OF AHITĀGNI RAJWADE
... (brāhmaṇavṛtti). He then suggests that the Marathi rendition of the book should be read by trueborn Aryans and authentic followers of the Vedic dharma and civilization so as to retrieve the
philosophical seedbed which was the source of their glorious but currently precarious spiritual
heritage. Rajw ...
5. Conformism and analytic philosophy
... bringing these paradigms before the mind was not to provide an occasion for critical
reflection, but merely to provide models to be imitated.
It is against this backdrop, Havelock argues, that we are to understand the
direction philosophy took in its early years, from the pre-Socratics through Plato ...
"Meat Thinks" Talk Notes
... P1: All my experiences of res extensa (the world) are
unique and private to me, i.e., they are all “subjective”.
P2: “Subjective” is the XOR opposite of “objective”.
P3: If all my experiences are subjective, then whatever
I say about them has to be mere belief or opinion.
P4: P1 and P3 are true of e ...
Philosophy as Dependable Analysis:
... between sciences, it explains the way reality itself guarantees that the
results of these different scientific investigations will be interconnected.
Philosophy identifies what is common to them all as they go about their
special scientific work formulating theories, testing hypotheses, building
A Comparative Study of the Epistemology of Immanuel Kant and that
... Section i: Epistemological Resemblance between the Two
The present study begins by observing a resemblance between the two systems of thought.
Both may be said to resemble each other, in the way they had been influenced by, and had
subsequently responded to, the dominant epistemological theses of t ...
The Futility of any Anti-Metaphysical Position
... transgress the bounds of science. But in adopting this position, Carnap forgets that metaphysical
systems, be they materialistic or idealistic, deal essentially with first principles which though
may support empirical research, but are not in any way empirical. It is in this very sense of first
1 - Valpo Blogs
... Hardcastle has several concerns related to my view that philosophical schools
should be defined in terms of their philosophical commitments, or doctrines. Two of
these are not directly about that requirement itself, but about my argument for it—or,
rather, his reconstruction of my argument for it. H ...
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... Studies on self-knowledge are thus exhaustive in philosophy, educational philosophy, psychology, and other related fields.1 The importance of self-knowledge and
the difficulty of its acquisition are also found in profound expressions and sayings.
Just to mention a few: the Greek Delphian inscription ...
Intuition, Entitlement and the Epistemology of Logical Laws
... have done nothing—we may suppose—to justify my confidence in those specific
presuppositions. How then can I responsibly claim to have achieved any genuine warrant at
There is much to say about this but here is not the place to try to say it; I must simply
offer you the essence of what I take to ...
Hindu philosophy refers to a group of philosophies that emerged in ancient India. The mainstream Hindu philosophy includes six systems (ṣaḍdarśana) – Sāṅkhya, Yoga, Nyāya, Vaiśeṣika, Mīmāṃsā and Vedānta. These are also called the āstika (orthodox) philosophical traditions and are those that accept the Vedas as authoritative, important source of knowledge. Ancient and medieval India was also the source of philosophies that share philosophical concepts but rejected the Vedas, and these have been called nāstika (heterodox or non-orthodox) Indian philosophies. Nāstika Indian philosophies include Buddhism, Jainism, Cārvāka, Ājīvika, and others.Scholars have debated the relationship and differences within āstika philosophies and with nāstika philosophies, starting with the writings of Indologists and Orientalists of the 18th and 19th centuries, which were themselves derived from limited availability of Indian literature and medieval doxographies. The various sibling traditions included in Hindu philosophies are diverse, and they are united by shared history and concepts, same textual resources, similar ontological and soteriological focus, and cosmology. While Buddhism and Jainism are considered distinct philosophies and religions, some heterodox traditions such as Cārvāka are often considered as distinct schools within Hindu philosophy.Hindu philosophy also includes several sub-schools of theistic philosophies that integrate ideas from two or more of the six orthodox philosophies, such as the realism of the Nyāya, the naturalism of the Vaiśeṣika, the dualism of the Sāṅkhya, the monism and knowledge of Self as essential to liberation of Advaita, the self-discipline of yoga and the asceticism and elements of theistic ideas. Examples of such schools include Pāśupata Śaiva, Śaiva siddhānta, Pratyabhijña, Raseśvara and Vaiṣṇava. Some sub-schools share Tantric ideas with those found in some Buddhist traditions. The ideas of these sub-schools are found in the Puranas and Āgamas.Each school of Hindu philosophy has extensive epistemological literature called pramāṇaśāstras, as well as theories on metaphysics, axiology and other topics.