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Table of Contents. Abduction (Igor Douven) Abelard [Abailard], Peter (Peter King) Abhidharma (Noa Ronkin) abilities (John Maier) Abner of Burgos (Shalom Sadik) Abrabanel, Judah (Aaron Hughes) abstract objects (Gideon Rosen) accidental properties — see essential vs. accidental properties action (George Wilson and Samuel Shpall) action-based theories of perception (Robert Briscoe and Rick Grush) action at a distance — see quantum mechanics: action at a distance in actualism (Christopher Menzel) adaptationism (Steven Hecht Orzack and Patrick Forber) Addams, Jane (Maurice Hamington) Adorno, Theodor W.

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Radical philosophy news and entertainment. A robbery at the Wittgenstein Bank. Karl Popper. 1.

Karl Popper

Life Karl Raimund Popper was born on 28 July 1902 in Vienna, which at that time could make some claim to be the cultural epicentre of the western world. His parents, who were of Jewish origin, brought him up in an atmosphere which he was later to describe as ‘decidedly bookish’. His father was a lawyer by profession, but he also took a keen interest in the classics and in philosophy, and communicated to his son an interest in social and political issues which he was to never lose.

His mother inculcated in him such a passion for music that for a time he seriously contemplated taking it up as a career, and indeed he initially chose the history of music as a second subject for his Ph.D. examination. Popper married Josephine Anna Henninger (‘Hennie’) in 1930, and she oversaw his welfare with unflagging support and devotion, serving additionally as his amanuensis until her death in 1985. 2. 3. 4. 14 1373 83i7. Plato: Political Philosophy. Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.E.) developed such distinct areas of philosophy as epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics.

Plato: Political Philosophy

His deep influence on Western philosophy is asserted in the famous remark of Alfred North Whitehead: “the safest characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.” He was also the prototypical political philosopher whose ideas had a profound impact on subsequent political theory. His greatest impact was Aristotle, but he influenced Western political thought in many ways.

Aristotle (384 BCE–322 BCE) - Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Aristotle was born in Stagira, a Greek colony in Macedonia.

Aristotle (384 BCE–322 BCE) - Encyclopedia of Philosophy

His father was physician to the Macedonian king, and the family had both a tradition of learning and connections to the Macedonian elite. At the age of seventeen Aristotle came to Athens to study in Plato's Academy (he may also have briefly studied rhetoric under Isocrates). The community of the Academy included some people who would stay for a few years to learn some philosophy before pursuing political careers in their native cities, and others for whom philosophy was an end in itself, and who might spend their entire lives in the Academy.

Aristotle was one of the latter, and stayed in the Academy for twenty years, until Plato's death in 348, when Plato's nephew Speusippus succeeded him as head of the Academy, while the other most prominent Academics, Aristotle and Xenocrates, went to Assos in Asia Minor. Law Morals and Ethics. The 59 Slogans of Lojong. Lojong was originally brought to Tibet by an Indian Buddhist teacher named Atisha.

The 59 Slogans of Lojong

It is a mind training practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and is based on a set of aphorisms formulated in Tibet in the 12th century by Geshe Chekhawa. The practice involves refining and purifying one’s motivations and attitudes. The 59 proverbs that form the root text of the mind training practice are designed as a set of antidotes to undesired mental habits that cause suffering. Point One: The preliminaries, which are the basis for dharma practice Slogan 1. 1.

Point Two: The main practice, which is training in bodhicitta. Absolute Bodhicitta Slogan 2. Relative BodhicittaSlogan 7. The Three Objects are friends, enemies and neutrals. Slogan 9. Point Three: Transformation of Bad Circumstances into the Way of Enlightenment Slogan 11. The Stone - Opinionator. Table of Contents. Joe Girard. Joseph Samuel Gerard, better known as Joe Girard, (born November 1, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American salesman.

Joe Girard

Having sold 13,001 cars at a Chevrolet dealership between 1963 and 1978, Girard has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's greatest salesman. [citation needed] One of America's most sought-after speakers, Girard has spoken at engagements with General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, and Kmart. He currently resides in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. Early life[edit] Girard is the son of Antonino Gerard, "an extremely poor man of Sicilian birth"[1] and his wife, a homemaker. Career[edit] In 1963, the then 35-year-old walked into a Detroit car dealership and begged a skeptical manager for a job as a salesman. Published works[edit] How To Sell Anything To Anybody (1977)How To Sell YourselfHow To Close Every SaleMastering Your Way To The Top Awards and honors[edit] Mr.

In 2001, he was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.[2] Personal achievements[edit] Jon Haidt's Home Page. Morality Quiz/Test your Morals, Values & Ethics - YourMorals.Org. Sam Harris: Science can answer moral questions. Rhetological Fallacies. An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments. Attacking Faulty Reasoning. Attacking Faulty Reasoning[1] is a textbook on logical fallacies by T.

Attacking Faulty Reasoning

Edward Damer that has been used for many years in a number of college courses on logic, critical thinking, argumentation, and philosophy. It explains 60 of the most commonly committed fallacies. Each of the fallacies is concisely defined and illustrated with several relevant examples. For each fallacy, the text gives suggestions about how to address or to "attack" the fallacy when it is encountered. The organization of the fallacies comes from the author’s own fallacy theory, which defines a fallacy as a violation of one of the five criteria of a good argument: the argument must be structurally well-formed; the premises must be relevant; the premises must be acceptable; the premises must be sufficient in number, weight, and kind; there must be an effective rebuttal of challenges to the argument.

The five fallacy categories[edit] References[edit] Haidt 2001.pdf.