Philosophical works

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  • The Case Of A Philosophical Work

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    In the case of a philosophical work it seems not only superfluous, but, in view of the nature of philosophy, even inappropriate and misleading to begin, as writers usually do in a preface, by explaining the end the author had in mind, the circumstances which gave rise to the work, and the relation in which the writer takes it to stand to other treatises on the same subject, written by his predecessors or his contemporaries. For whatever it might be suitable to state about philosophy in a preface

  • The Philosophical Works Of Descartes Essay

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    René Descartes 1641 Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 1996. This file is of the 1911 edition of The Philosophical Works of Descartes (Cambridge University Press), translated by Elizabeth S. Haldane. Prefatory Note To The Meditations. The first edition of the Meditations was published in Latin by Michael Soly of Paris “at the Sign of the Phoenix” in 1641 cum Privilegio et Approbatione Doctorum. The Royal “privilege” was indeed given, but the “approbation” seems to have been of a most indefinite

  • The Fellowship Of The Ring And The Philosophical Work

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    24, 2016 Portrayal of J.R.R. Tolkien Through His Novel J.R.R. Tolkien , a english writer, Philologist, professor, and C.S. Lewis a novelist, poet and essayist has written their works in a way that portrays one major theme throughout them all. The Literary work, The Fellowship of the Ring and the philosophical work, Lewis’s Problem of Evil contains a great connection that affects in our daily lives. With power comes greediness, with good comes evil, and together forms C.S. Lewis’s and Tolkien’s

  • The Influence of Voltaire's Philosophical Works on the French Revolution

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    The Influence of Voltaire’s Philosophical Works on the French Revolution The philosophical works of Voltaire, such as Candide, influenced the beginning of the French Revolution, promoting new ideas and concepts. Voltaire used both wit and sarcasm to prove his points against injustice and cruelty. Voltaire was exiled to England for many years, and while there, he became influenced by the English government systems, associated himself with Sir Isaac Newton, John Locke, and Sir Francis Bacon. Voltaire

  • Essay On Wittgenstein Concept Of Grammar

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    important aspects of communication in philosophical standpoint is grammar. It is in view of the thought that Grammar

  • A Comparative Analysis of the Philosophical Works of Robert Nozick and John Rawls

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    as its existence. Today, particularly, these values are held in high regard by those living in this part of the world. It is, therefore, little wonder that these principles have often formed the central line of reasoning in philosophical works. Two examples of these are works by Robert Nozick and John Rawls, both of whom value liberty as the first principle of justice. In their specific arguments for this viewpoint, however the two philosophers diverge significantly, with Rawls focusing on the collective

  • The Philosophical Investigations Essay

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    The Philosophical Investigations ABSTRACT: The Philosophical Investigations is an inherently pedagogical work. Wittgenstein claims throughout his later writings to be teaching a method and this method is both philosophical and pedagogical. It is the claim of this paper that if we do not take Wittgenstein's methodological claim seriously, we do not engage with the text in the manner for which it was written. Consequently, we begin and end in the wrong places and the text becomes (in the words

  • Similarities Between Heidegger And Wittgenstei

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    Wittgenstein states: “Philosophy must not interfere in any way with the actual use of language, so it can in the end only describe it. For it cannot justify it either. It leaves everything as it is” (Philosophical Investigations §124). The same goes for Heidegger when he states this about what philosophy is; “To let what shows itself to be seen from itself, just as it shows itself from itself” (Being and Time p.58) It is essential to argue Heidegger’s

  • Wittgenstein Picture Theory Essay

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    There are many objections to the picture theory of meaning and unfortunately a large number of these are due to misinterpretations of the Tractatus. Because The Tractatus is such a complex and cryptic book, and because Wittgenstein can be quite vague in his explanations, readers interpret it in many different ways and take different meanings from it and so objections and also defenses can be based on underlying misconceptions. In "Wittgenstein's Picture Theory of Language", David Keyt remarks that

  • Essay on Arguments Against Skepticism

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    until they supply a clear cognitive interpretation, we are justified in our suspicion that their question is a pseudo-question, that is, one disguised in the form of a theoretical question while in fact it is non-theoretical …'"**** "Calling philosophical propositions meaningless is usually very antagonistic; it amounts to using fighting words. Some of the less thoughtful critics of Carnap see him as (solely) making this kind of pejorative value judgment. Those who use ``positivist'' as a kind of