Essays Tagged: "Dualism"

Greek Philosophy.

In the 6th century B.C, there began a dualism in Greek Philosophy. The development of Greek Philosophy became a compromise between Greek m ... bservational and descriptive but emotional. The ancient Greeks are becoming more conscious of individualism and one's own strength and significance.The increase in property and material goods in the G ...

(4 pages) 253 0 4.3 Aug/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Silenced Body: Institutionalization of gender and gender regimes

Woolf, andFrankenstein, by Mary Shelley. Thorough the use of these novels I will convey theopposed dualism that exists between the female and male gender, and the way inwhich the latter constitute th ... lery states of the constitution of the female body as caused by:...(The) male desire which posits a dualism, an opposition of self and other, and then seeks to reduce the other to sameness or compleme ...

(6 pages) 159 0 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The dualism and its criticisms and about physicalism and its criticisms.

The following is a short essay about dualism and its criticisms and about physicalism and its criticisms.Arguments for dualismOne argumen ... , is that it is a very common sense view. Some developmental psychologists claim to have shown that dualism is commonsensical for very young children as well. This is obviously not "proof", but it sug ... ell. This is obviously not "proof", but it suggests we should at least have a reason for abandoning dualism.A second argument is that the mind is (or resides in) the immortal soul. Traditional Christi ...

(12 pages) 123 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

D's Skeptical and Buddhism belief!!!

dhism rejects an identical mind-body reductions view as death will mean the end of existence. While dualism that mind and body are different as this lead to an unchanging soul. Buddhism aim at to over ...

(2 pages) 26 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

A Bend In The River

at there is a continuous thematic concern in thenovel. This thematic concern is structured around a dualism of rootedness and displacement, one thatNaipaul explores the identity and cultural formation ...

(5 pages) 65 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Mind Body Problem

lem that has been intriguing philosophers for a long time can be divided into two broad categories: dualism and monism. According to dualism, mind and body are two separate substances. There are sever ... artes are among those who laid the foundation of this idea. Whereas Locke and Descartes believed in Dualism, there were other famous philosophers and thinkers who supported two kinds of monism: ideal ...

(4 pages) 200 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

The Two Sides to Every Greek: Hellene vs. Romoi

l theme of the novel, there is an interior war that takes place within each character. This war, or dualism, is the Greek notion of Hellene vs. Romoi.The notion of Hellene goes back to ancient Greece. ...

(7 pages) 57 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Tug of War: The State and the Citizen. This is an essay about the first amendment with regards to protest.

just a propaganda tool for the congress and branches of government to control Americans? Indeed, a dualism exists between the representation of the law by state and freedoms for its citizens. Through ...

(5 pages) 80 1 3.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

What role, if any, do others play in the formation of the self?

ing, we can divide views of the self into three categories;physicalism/materialism (a physical self)dualism (physical and nonphysical)idealism (nonphysical).I assume social forces to be nonphysical - ... l forces are nonphysical, then the self must be nonphysical - conflicting with both physicalism and dualism. I believe that this line of reasoning is invalid, due to a misunderstanding of exactly what ...

(3 pages) 57 0 2.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

What are the strengths and weaknesses of dualism and monism?

Dualism and monism is a famous philosophy topic from ancient to now. The word "Dualism" means that o ... ing one. And our mind and body are indivisible and are each influenced by the other. The monism and dualism individually has its strengths and weaknesses.The mind and body problem can be divided into ... Or maybe the body will affect our mind, or maybe the mind and body will both affect each other.The dualism and monism has so many strengths and weaknesses points to argue by many famous philosophers ...

(6 pages) 83 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Philosophy of Mind

but I take the mental journey nowhere nonetheless. Descartes used one of his premises for mind body dualism that he "cannot doubt" his mind exists. Of course, this conclusion does depend on the retort ... lready there, incited by stimuli we experience in our lives. Many of the classic theories of dualism seem to depict the mind as an individual, immaterial entity. Descartes causal interaction th ...

(4 pages) 69 0 4.5 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Big Boys Don't Cry

Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid ru ...

(8 pages) 96 0 4.5 Jun/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

What is Reality?

tion. This discussion will provide three viewpoints that attempt to answer this difficult question. Dualism is one of these philosophies. Dualists think that mind and matter are both parts of reality. ... in a manifestation of one form of being. The philosophy of monism is superior to the philosophy of dualism and the eastern philosophies.Dualists say that a mind is independent of matter unlike the ma ...

(3 pages) 62 1 4.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

A) Outline the metaphysical hierarchy of Aristotle

he metaphysical question. Monism which states that reality is one and it is the eastern philosophy. Dualism which sees reality as two conflicting forces and the last pluralism which is reality is many ...

(6 pages) 27 0 3.7 Jul/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

When Men Began To Think: Revisiting the Ancient Asian Thinking

hilosophy on the other hand was concerned on the philosophical and metaphysical distinction between dualism and materialism during the advent of Pythagoreanism and Platonism representing the dualist p ... ed the picture. You will find that Indian and Western ideas, with their robust mind-body conceptual dualism, share consequent tendencies to subjective idealism or dualism. So they actually share the r ...

(3 pages) 21 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Dualism - The Doctrines of Plato and Descartes - Critique

Concerning Dualism.I would like to take this opportunity in order to bring forth some charges against the conce ... this opportunity in order to bring forth some charges against the concept of Dualism. Essentially, Dualism, or Pluralism, is the belief that their are two types of things which compose a human being ... found in these papers and come to a conclusion about the validity of the arguments which represent Dualism. To contextualise the discussion, it is crucial to remember that both of these doctrines wer ...

(4 pages) 49 0 3.7 Sep/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Examine the strengths and weaknesses of Dualism.

Dualism is the belief that reality consists of two different, separate substances: that of the menta ... : thus the mental is at least not identical with the physical." It directly opposes materialism, as dualism dictates that the mind is unidentifiable to the body, as opposed to stating that the mind an ... identifiable to the body, as opposed to stating that the mind and body exist as one. The concept of dualism is not only fundamental in philosophy, but also affects our thoughts on science, religion an ...

(18 pages) 158 1 4.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Essence of Mind and Body for Descartes

cartes is one of the few thinkers to dissect and assess the mind/body problem with his argument for dualism, which is the possibility that the mind was distinct from the body. In Descartes' Mediations ...

(4 pages) 86 0 0.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Identity Theory and Folk Psychology

be causally efficacious with behaviour. In simple words, their contents are well related.In denying dualism, Smart would rather think behavourism is "expressive account" of sensation (Bailey,405) and ...

(6 pages) 59 0 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The role of a philosophy class on the views and beliefs of a student, a very reflective piece that refers to many ancient and modern thinkers.

icient evidence presented itself. When first asked whether I would classify my beliefs as idealism, dualism, or materialism, I chose materialism. That has not changed. I have been unable to find a phi ...

(6 pages) 24 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy