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121: Lockes Primary And Secondary Q
... but are more like powers that an object possesses. This essay will make Locke's points regarding primary and secondary qualities of objects clear, and will discuss why these qualities are important to Locke's philosophy. Locke describes a primary (real or original) quality, as something an object has within itself. Any other object need not sense these primary qualities in order for that object to really exist. This is because ... primary qualities and then strike the perceiver's eyes; eluding one of the car's secondary qualities, the color red. These ideas regarding how one perceives his surroundings are much a part of Locke's philosophy. Locke states that no ideas are innate within us, but that we have "innate faculties". The mind has the ability from birth to perceive, remember, combine ideas that come from outside the mind, desire, celebrate, and will. These activities are in themselves a source of new ideas. So, Locke has two types of experience within his philosophy. That of experiencing one's surroundings and that of experiencing his own mind, which Lock calls "reflection". Thus once one begins to sense the world around him, he can begin to form ideas. Whether ...
122: A Financial Evaluation of General Electric Corporation
... share with a value of $172,032.00. Also, General Electric is the only company listed in the Dow Jones Industrial Index today that was also included in the original index in 1896. (Stocksheet’s) Philosophy of Business General Electric’s philosophy of globalization has been very innovative. GE believed that Europe looked a lot like the United States did in the 1980’s and in need of dramatic remedies, including restructuring and spin-off’s. So ... new and existing operation. This resulted in revenue growth of 60% and doubling of earnings in two years following the crisis. With the Asian crisis at hand, GE is prepared to continue to follow this philosophy. It has already acquired Toho Mutual Life and renamed it to GE Edison Life in Japan and has acquired Japan’s Lake Corporation, a consumer loan business with $6.2 billion in assets. (GE ...
123: Other Minds
... in looking for ‘knowledge’, we are not aiming for logical certainties - we are not aiming to show that any propositions about other minds can be demonstrated with absolute certainty equivalent to that of mathematical truths. Philosophy ever since Descartes has tended to be defined by scepticism: either it aims to produce sceptical theories or it aims to refute them. And sceptics tend towards extremity in their doubts. It must be stated ... confronted with apparent minds other than our own which are problematic. From the realisation that a belief in other minds can only arise through observation of the behaviour of others arose the ‘cul-de-sac’ philosophy of logical behaviourism. This theory, now largely discredited, holds that all statements about mental states can be translated, without loss of meaning, into statements about observable behaviour. Thus to say that Jones is in pain ... good foundations for the solving of the problem of other minds. Bibliography Sartre by Arthur C. Danto. Fontana, 1975. Strawson’s Transcendental Deduction of Other Minds by J.L. Martin in New Essays in the Philosophy of Mind ed. John-King Farlow and Roger A. Shiner. Canadian Association for Publishing in Philosophy, 1975. The Philosophy of Sartre by Mary Warnock. Hutchinson & co., 1965. Analogy by Bertrand Russell in Essays on ...
124: Frank Lloyd Wright The Pioneer
... back throughout his career was the lack of technogaly that was present during his time. As a architect, Wright accomplished more that any other in history, with the possible exception of DaVincci or Michangelo. His philosophy of Organic Architecture showed the world that form and function could both by achieved to create a house that was both true to nature and affordable. Wrights homes, have today become monuments of greatness and ... and his individualism were formed from the events which influenced him as a child and up until his days working for Louis Sullivan. In order to fully understand the ideas which Wright proposed through his philosophy of Organic Architecture, one must first understand the events and influences which led to their creation. As a child, Wrights parents always encouraged him to be a free thinker and individualist. Both of his parents ... if he became a architect, he would thourghly test all of the support membranes used in the construction of all the building projects which he oversaw. The greatest factor which Wright put forth in his philosophy of Organic Architecture was that of safety. Wright felt that all buildings, whether they were commercial or residential should be built and designed so that they were structuraly sound as well as true to ...
125: The Orgins of Atomic Theory
... can come from it. In Ancient Greece there was such a civilization, and even today we use their theories to initiate our scientific and artistic endeavors. All western thought can find its roots in the philosophy and science of the Greeks, even the way we see the world is influenced by the ideologies of Ancient Greece. The Greeks were the first to seek a greater understanding of the world, to know "why" we are not just "what" we are. The Greeks invented science and explored it in its truest form, philosophy. Through the years we have developed tools that we hope can prove or disprove various hypothesizes, to further our understanding of any number of things. We divide science into categories and then sub-divide it ... that formed the basis for their theory on the make up of the universe. One-hundred and forty years before Socrates there was a lesser-known scholar named Thales, and he was the Father of Philosophy. Thales was from a part of Greece called Miletus, and it was for his skill as an engineer, not as a philosopher, that he was recognized during his life. Before his time, the Greeks ...
126: A Reflection Of Egypt In The 2
... taking him to monuments and museums as a boy. During his high school years he began to read the Arabic classics as well as those Western ones he could find in translation. He majored in philosophy at Cairo University and later became Minister of Waqf (Charitable Foundations). He was also director of al-Qard al-Hassan (the Loan Department), an experience that gave him the opportunity of dealing with a section ... change in Egypt between the two World Wars. Kamal is concerned with the philosophical problems his country is newly experiencing and even his involvement with social and political change seems to be more centered in philosophy. In the beginning of Palace of Desire, Kamal is possessed with love for Aida Shaddad, and his faith in Islam is complete and sincere. "Prayer for him was a sacred struggle in which heart, intellectual ... if he had to chastise himself time and again for a minor slip or thought." His faith at this stage is very similar to his mother's and it represents the old order of Egyptian philosophy grounded in Islamic ideology. This faith is linked closely to the idealism of his profound infatuation with Aidaa and his respect for Saad Zaghloul, indicating the old paradigm of nationalism and untroubled faith in ...
127: New Atlantis By Francis Bacon
... that any mastery of the world in which man lives was dependent upon careful understanding. This understanding is based solely on the facts of this world and not as the ancients held it in ancient philosophy. This new modern science provides the foundation for modern political science. Bacon's political science completely separated religion and philosophy. For Bacon, nothing exists in the universe except individual bodies. Although he did not offer a complete theory of the nature of the universe, he pointed the way that science, as a new civil religion ... which we can get from the study of nature and the creatures of God. Convincing proof is given of the existence of God but nothing more. Anything else must come from revealed theology. Science and philosophy have felt the need to justify themselves to laymen. The belief that nature is something to be vexed and tortured to the compliance of man will not satisfy man nor laymen. Natural science finds ...
128: Candide 3
... critical and suspicious of government and officials. He used his writing talens to make fun of them or criticize abuses of the time. In the middle of the 18th century, Voltaire turned against the popular philosophy of optimism because of a tragic earthquake in Lisbon, Portugal, which killed 30,000 people and did millions of dollars in damage. He wrote Candide to show that proponents of optimism were, well crazy! The ... people here and there help him and others capture him and torture him. He is also scared of being out alone with no one there for him until he runs into his old Master of Philosophy, Dr. Pangloss. The doc tells him of dreadful things that happened at the castle and the condition everyone was in. The Baron and his entire family, including his beloved Cunegonde are all dead. Candide faints ... s brain, and limbs scattered all over. I don t mind this at all, it just shows that Voltaire wants us to have a strong image of what was going on. The cause and effect philosophy is shown to have some truth to it because everyone dear to Candide (especially Cunegonde and Dr. Pangloss) who die come back into his life. Also, in finding Eldorado, Candide discovers a place that ...
129: Moby Dick
... awe, which I cannot at all describe, was not exactly awe; I do not know what it was." Such were the first intimations to this young novitiate of mysteries not to be resolved by his philosophy, the first hint (as Stephen Daedalus was later to refine on Aristotle's notion of terror) of "the feeling which arrests the mind in the presence of whatsoever is grave and constant in human sufferings ... chance, he concludes darkly, can rule either one, and has "the last featuring blow at events." Later (ch. 49), speculating on "this strange mixed affair we call life," he slips into a sort of "desperado philosophy." In such a mood, he regards the universe as a "vast practical joke," perhaps on himself, but "with nothing to dispirit a man and nothing to dispute." He simply makes his will. "Now then, thought ... conceived to be the burden of humanity. He faced the darkness as he saw it. Starbuck reconciled it with his traditional beliefs; Stubb and Flask laughed it off; Ishmael saw it and adopted his "desperado philosophy." Only Ahab felt what "some deep men feel": "that intangible malignity which has been from the beginning"--- whatever it is in nature that makes these hard hearts, whatever oppresses, bewilders, and bears man down. ...
130: Socrates
Socrates Socrates, the Greek philosopher, who lived from around 410 BCE to 339 BCE, is considered by many to be the ‘father of philosophy.’ Socrates believed that perfection of the soul and spirit was the most important thing there was. Only after one had achieved this should they seek things like money and prestige. Many of the problems facing us today are caused for the most part by people wanting money or power. If we all lived by Socrates’ philosophy, much of the greed and deception in our world would disappear. A good example of a problem caused by peoples’ lust for money is the tobacco industry. They use every misleading scheme they can think ... and help repair the damages they have already done. One more act of greed concerns the auto industry and its planned obsolescence of cars. If the people in charge of car companies respected the Socratic philosophy, they would do everything in their power to further the development of the industry. It is too bad they aren’t as wise as that. For example, car bodies in Northern states tend to ...

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