Essays Tagged: "Metaphysics"

Aristotle's Sophia

Aristotle's approach to and concept of "wisdom."One of the most fundamental concepts in Aristotle's Metaphysics is "wisdom" (sophia). It is so fundamental that the whole discipline to which Aristotle ... e does not recognize the value of such "wisdom," but rather because it bears little relation to the Metaphysics, or to metaphysics in general. But even so, Aristotle's conception of the highest wisdom ...

(7 pages) 162 1 4.0 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

A Comparison of Plato and Aristotle.

s who possess knowledge of the good should be the governors in a city state. His strong interest in metaphysics is demonstrated in The Republic various times: for example, the similes of the cave, the ... miles of the cave, the sun, and the line, and his theory of the forms. Because he is so involved in metaphysics, his views on politics are more theoretical as opposed to actual. Aristotle, contrarily, ...

(8 pages) 540 0 4.8 Feb/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Content Analysis on Locke's An Essay on Concerning Human Understanding

th regarded to their theory on knowledge. From this, they still somewhat upon in which to develop a metaphysics that is absolute and complete. On the other hand, for Locke, he assessed that external s ... e beings, which are our own being, the external world and God, constitute the object of traditional metaphysics. He assessed that, by intuition we have knowledge on our own existence, by demonstration ...

(8 pages) 237 0 4.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

This is an essay on the life of Aristotle, one of the greatest philosophers in greek history.

e for logic was "analytics". This great achiever wrote on the many subjects of zoology, psychology, metaphysics, philosophy, astronomy, meteorology, chemistry, and geography.Aristotle was born in Stag ...

(2 pages) 62 0 3.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The problem with determinism and the benefits of Taylor's theory of agency. 900 words. Bibilogeraphy

In Metaphysics Richard Taylor outlines the different views on the concept of freedom.The traditional vi ... ess.Texts CitedRussell, B. Problems of Philosophy. Oxford University Press: Oxford, 1997.Taylor, R. Metaphysics. Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993

(4 pages) 111 0 4.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

On Events: Individuation, Exemplification, and Instantiation. This paper examines several philosophical concepts related to events and event substantiation.

Antone S. PerreiraMetaphysicsEssay 2On Events: Individuation, Exemplification, and InstantiationWas Brutus's killing o ... ncurrent instantiations across time.Works CitedKim, Jaegwon. "Events as Property Exemplifications." Metaphysics, Contemporary Readings. Ed. Steven Hales. Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing, 1999. 336-47.Da ... Hales. Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing, 1999. 336-47.Davidson, Donald. "The Individuation of Events." Metaphysics, Contemporary Readings. Ed. Steven Hales. Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing, 1999. 325-35.Be ...

(10 pages) 101 1 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

On Explaining Existence: Subsumption, Privilege, and Reality. This paper provides analysis of Robert Nozicks ontological criterion for explaining existence.

A.S.P.MetaphysicsEssay: 1On Explaining Existence: Subsumption, Privilege, and RealityThe fundamental found ... mental truths of existence.Works CitedNozick, Robert. "Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing." Metaphysics, Contemporary Readings. Ed. Steven Hales. Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing, 1999. 33-45.

(8 pages) 73 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Metaphysics: The Ghost in the Machine.

Metaphysics is defined as a branch of philosophy dealing with the most general principles underlying ...

(8 pages) 110 0 1.5 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Can Justice in the State Exist in the Individual? Plato

ost influential thinkers in western history, having written numerous works on politics, ethics, and metaphysics - the study of things that transcend the physical world. In The Republic, Plato aims to ...

(12 pages) 254 0 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

A brief survey of Presocratic and Platonic metaphysics.

Stepping in the Same River Twice:The Metaphysics of Plato and the PresocraticsHe who cannot draw on three thousand yearsis living hand to ... r original cells exist?This is a perfect example of one of the classic problems from the history of metaphysics: the problem of change. This problem was as vexing to the ancient Greeks as it is to the ... at what we see and feel what is actually the way we think it to be? For philosophers concerned with metaphysics (literally translated as beyond-physics), the answer is most frequently no. For the majo ...

(7 pages) 120 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Aristotle on Substance, Matter, and Form

ndividual plants and animals, are, when analyzed, actually compounds of form and matter. And in the Metaphysics, Aristotle suggests that a compound cannot be a substance (Z3, 1029a30).3. This may seem ... e world - a scholar is just a human with a liberal education.")4. If then primary substance (in the Metaphysics conception of primary substance) cannot be a form-matter compound, what is primary subst ...

(6 pages) 75 0 3.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Metaphysics-Condensed and Simple

Metaphysics-Condensed and SimpleEvery man and woman that has the desire to understand and know beyon ... an energy binding all things together; to understand this, is to understand the basic principles of Metaphysics.Metaphysics encompasses everything that we can see, touch, hear, feel, and taste. Nothin ... hands of man, that is still pure, and be able to feel what it's like to be the grass and the soil. Metaphysics is a way of life to many, and it is taught without teachers. These pages will contain a ...

(7 pages) 59 1 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Mind/Body Problem

et to provide an adequate solution for. The problem lies specifically in the philosophical realm of metaphysics, which involves the examination of the nature of our reality. According to metaphysics, ...

(6 pages) 246 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

How Aristotelian is Aquinas's conception of the human soul?

n amount of tautology within his notion, yet at the same time Aquinas uses notions from Aristotle's metaphysics to defend his position. The above will be shown by explaining the two elements of Aquina ... ne: it is as meaningless as to ask whether the wax and the shape given to it by the stamp are one" (Metaphysics book VIII) Which is echoed in Aquinas's words in de anima "Therefore just as the body ge ...

(24 pages) 69 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Aristotle's Beliefs

thout knowledge cannot. He defined wisdom as knowledge of principles and causes. In his Physics and Metaphysics Aristotle discussed the material and formal causes Plato used and also the efficient and ...

(3 pages) 224 3 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Language of John Donne

e is a most remarkable of English poets. John donne use his language in different way in his poem.--Metaphysics--john has been classified as metaphysical poet. donne has used metaphysics in his poem. ... t he wrote two types of poem.1--love poem and 2--religious poem. And he used both types of poem are metaphysics, conceit, intellectual thoughts argument etc.

(2 pages) 67 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

John Augustus Roebling

ntrance to the Royal Polytechnic School at Berlin. While in school he developed an interest in both metaphysics and in bridge building. At the Institute his course included architecture and engineerin ...

(11 pages) 45 0 3.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists


Mr. Ralph KamPHL/215 - Methods and ApplicationsJuly 15, 2003MetaphysicsIn philosophy, a term known as metaphysics, referred to the writings of Aristotle nearly ... known as metaphysics, referred to the writings of Aristotle nearly three centuries after his death. Metaphysics is the area of philosophy that attempts to understand the basic nature of all reality, w ... . It seeks a description so basic that it applies to everything, whether divine or human. In short, metaphysics attempts to enlighten what anything must be like in order to be at all. To call one a me ...

(4 pages) 152 0 4.7 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Significance of Purpose in Life, analysis of "A Clean Well-lighted Place"

ghted Place," has skillfully expressed a philosophical implication in accordance with the denial of metaphysics. He portrays the characters in such a way that identifies their thoughts, and the views ...

(5 pages) 65 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


, physics,and zoology. In philosophy, Aristotle wrote on aesthetics, economics, ethics, government, metaphysics, politics, psychology, rhetoric and theology. He also dealt with education, foreign cust ...

(4 pages) 79 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies