Twenty Arguments For The Existence Of God by Peter Kreeft & Ronald K. Tacelli In this section you will find arguments of many different kinds for the existence of God. And we make to you, the reader, an initial appeal. We realize that many people, both believers and nonbelievers, doubt that God's existence can be demonstrated or even argued about. You may be one of them. You may in fact have a fairly settled view that it cannot be argued about. They have also believed that an effective rational argument for God's existence is an important first step in opening the mind to the possibility of faith—in clearing some of the roadblocks and rubble that prevent people from taking the idea of divine revelation seriously. It is this sort of cramped and constricted horizon that the proofs presented in this chapter are trying to expand. You may not feel that they are particularly valuable to you. Besides, are any of us really in so little need of such help as we may claim? A word about the organization of the arguments. Not all the arguments are equally demonstrative. 1.
Ask a Philosopher: Questions and Answers 23 (1st series) Ask a Philosopher: Questions and Answers 23 (1st series) Here are some of the questions that you Asked a Philosopher from September 2003 onwards: Giles asked: What is humankind's greatest achievement? We have been adaptable enough to have survived, so far. Could we have survived without language, I wonder? Graham Nutbrown The Ask a Philosopher web site. Jonathan Ichikawa back Duunyia asked: Well my question is simple but I don't think it is easy to answer. This is a very good question. I think that you will find that in some ways you already are a philosopher — especially since you are asking questions like this. But to be a philosopher, you need to think about them not in a way that would give you an immediate answer that you would immediately be satisfied with. To see how philosophers think, it might be helpful to read some philosophy. You become a philosopher by reading philosophy and thinking about what you have read in a disciplined and rigorous way. Alya Diarova Tim Sprod Adam asked: back
A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics by Maria Popova A charming exercise in metaphorical thinking and symbolic representation. Rodin believed that his art was about removing the stone not part of the sculpture to reveal the essence of his artistic vision. Perhaps this is what Catalan-born, London-based graphic designer Genis Carreras implicitly intended in chiseling away the proverbial philosopher’s stone to sculpt its minimalist essence. Many moons ago, I discovered with great delight Carreras’s series of geometric graphics explaining major movements in philosophy and now, with the help of Kickstarter, the project has come to new life in book form. Philographics: Big Ideas in Simple Shapes (public library | IndieBound) is a vibrant visual dictionary of philosophy, enlisting the telegraphic powers of design in distilling the essential principles of 95 schools of thought into visual metaphors and symbolic representation. Skepticism True knowledge or certainty in a particular area is impossible. Carreras writes: Relativism Holism
John Locke John Locke FRS (/ˈlɒk/; 29 August 1632 – 28 October 1704), was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and known as the "Father of Classical Liberalism". Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Sir Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory. His work greatly affected the development of epistemology and political philosophy. His writings influenced Voltaire and Rousseau, many Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, as well as the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the United States Declaration of Independence. Life and work Locke's father, also called John, was a country lawyer and clerk to the Justices of the Peace in Chew Magna, who had served as a captain of cavalry for the Parliamentarian forces during the early part of the English Civil War. Influence Constitution of Carolina
Plato's "The Allegory of the Cave" "In fact, you get pretty good at understanding how the patterns in the show work, and everyone else chained up is like, 'Holy shit bro, how did you know that that tree was going to fall on that guy?' and you're like, 'It's because I fucking pay attention and I'm smart as shit.' You're the smartest of the chained, and they all revere you." Glaucon: "But Socrates, a tree didn't really hit a guy. It's all shadows." Socrates: "No shit, Glaucon, but you don't know that. "So eventually, someone comes and unchains you and drags you out of the cave. "Slowly, as your eyes got better, you'd see more and more shit. "Finally you'd want to go down and tell everyone about everything you've discovered. "Philosophy, same thing.
Against happiness: Why we need a philosophy of failure In Hawaii, people are expected to be too happy. Is Britain going the same way? © Hakilon While in Hawaii on a quest for the perfect wave, I once bumped into a psychiatrist who asked me where I came from. It turned out that she was a specialist in depression. She pointed out to me that: (1) In Hawaii the same ratio of people are depressed as anywhere else; (2) The problem with Hawaii is that you are expected to be happy—by idiots like me, for example—so that when you are depressed, you are not just depressed, you feel guilty about being depressed too, so you’re doubly screwed; (3) And, finally, because Hawaii is technically the United States too, if you’re depressed, guilty and broke as well, when you’re supposed to be affluent, then you’re in triple trouble. “Yep,” she concluded, “Hawaii really sucks.” But the spread of depression is partly a side-effect of our addiction to happiness. Freud himself didn’t actually say that Hawaii sucks, but he came close.
Top 10 Greatest Philosophical Novels Of All Time - Top 10 - Robert M. Pirsig Novel - Ayn Rand Quote - Albert Camus - Jean-Paul Sartre Top 10 Greatest Philosophical Novels Of All Time #10 - ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE  Robert M. Pirsig "You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. #09 - THE MAN WITHOUT QUALITIES  Robert Musil "His appearance gives no clue to what his profession might be, and yet he doesn't look like a man without a profession either. #08 - ATLAS SHRUGGED  Ayn Rand "For centuries, the battle of morality was fought between those who claimed that your life belongs to God and those who claimed that it belongs to your neighbors—between those who preached that the good is self-sacrifice for the sake of ghosts in heaven and those who preached that the good is self-sacrifice for the sake of incompetents on earth. #07 - THE FALL  Albert Camus "I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. #06 - NAUSEA  Jean-Paul Sartre "I know. #05 - STEPPENWOLF  Hermann Hesse "Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke."
47 Mind-Blowing Psychology-Proven Facts You Should Know About Yourself I’ve decided to start a series called 100 Things You Should Know about People. As in: 100 things you should know if you are going to design an effective and persuasive website, web application or software application. Or maybe just 100 things that everyone should know about humans! The order that I’ll present these 100 things is going to be pretty random. Dr. <div class="slide-intro-bottom"><a href=" Filosofie wiki In het dagelijks spraakgebruik wordt de term filosofie gebruikt om elke vorm van wijsheid of levensbeschouwing aan te duiden (zoals in "iemands filosofie") of iemands uitgangspunten (zoals in "het sluit niet aan op de filosofie achter dit plan"). Dit verschilt van het begrip filosofie in een academische context, zoals deze in dit artikel gehanteerd wordt. Oorsprong van het begrip filosofie[bewerken] De introductie van de term "filosofie" werd toegeschreven aan de Griekse denker Pythagoras: "De vita et moribus philosophorum", I, 12; Cicero: "Tusculanae disputationes", V, 8-9). Deze verwijzing is waarschijnlijk gebaseerd op een verloren gegaan werk van Herakleides Pontikos, een leerling van Aristoteles. Het wordt beschouwd als deel van de wijdverspreide pythagorische legenden uit die tijd. Filosofie en 'filosoferen' was volgens Aristoteles de meest verheven en meest goddelijke activiteit voor de mens, die ze van nature voltooit en die een bron van vreugde is. Stromingen[bewerken]