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  Philosophy - Wikipedia
Philosophy of psychology: the study of some fundamental questions about the methods and concepts of psychology and psychiatry, such as the meaningfulness of Freudian concepts; this is sometimes treated as including philosophy of mind.
Philosophy of religion: the study of the meaning of the concept of God and of the rationality of belief in the existence of God.
Political philosophy: the study of basic topics concerning government, including the purpose of the state, political justice, political freedom, the nature of law, and the justification of punishment.
nostalgia.wikipedia.org /wiki/Philosophy   (1528 words)

  
 Topics In Philosophy -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
These should be the most basic topics in philosophy--topics about which we'd like to have...
Study in Philosophy is an essential ingredient of a liberal arts education...
formal and informal logic; topics in philosophy of science, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind...
philosophy.fmqg.com /index.php?k=topics-in-philosophy   (727 words)

  
 Wikipedia:The most basic encyclopedia article topics : The most basic encyclopedia article topics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Let's consult complete list of encyclopedia topics and pull from it the topics that are the most important, whether we've covered them or not.
(2) Review complete list of encyclopedia topics (which Magnus Manske has magnanimously contributed) and pick out topics in that are, in your opinion, among the most important, say, one-tenth of topics, and add them to the appropriate "basic topics" page.
Anthropology basic topics - Archaeology basic topics - Economics basic topics - Geography basic topics - History basic topics - History of Science and Technology basic topics - Linguistics basic topics - Parapsychology basic topics - Political Science basic topics - Psychology basic topics - Sociology basic topics
www.explainthat.info /th/the-most-basic-encyclopedia-article-topics.html   (531 words)

  
 Philosophy Basic Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Philosophy takes as its subject matter, and critically examines, all human activities and beliefs.
In order to do extra-credit work a student must select a topic which is appropriate to the subject we are covering, research the topic, write a two page (typed) summary, and present the topic to the class.
Appropriate topics include existentialism, Eastern philosophy, women and philosophy, philosophers we are not covering, philosophical views on justice, evil, etc. Topics must be approved by the instructor.
fp.uni.edu /holland/philosophybasicquestions.html   (617 words)

  
 Wikipedia:Philosophy basic topics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These should be the most basic topics in philosophy--topics about which we'd like to have articles soon.
Please, before you write on any of these topics, use the search engine below to see whether others have already written on the topic under a slightly different title or as part of another article.
Eastern philosophy -- epistemic justification -- epistemology -- ethical relativism -- ethics -- existentialism -- existence
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wikipedia:Philosophy_basic_topics   (338 words)

  
 BA/BSc Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Topics include theories of perception; a priori knowledge; memory; the problem of induction and the problem of scepticism regarding our knowledge of the external world.
Topics to be taught include: Overview of Wittgenstein's early thought in his Tractatus; Wittgenstein's Transition Period; Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle; The Picture Theory of Meaning; Meaning as Use; Understanding; Rule-Following; The Private Language Argument; Seeing As and Seeing Aspects; Moore's response to the problem of scepticism; and Wittgenstein on knowledge and certainty.
This module will cover a selection of topics in the philosophy of the natural sciences such as: the nature of theory, observation and evidence; probability; theories of confirmation; laws of nature; reductionism; space & time; and quantum mechanics.
www.roehampton.ac.uk /acprognew/b/phic.asp   (2266 words)

  
 Nigel Warburton CV at PFD
PHILOSOPHY: BASIC READINGS includes short and accessible sections from classic works of philosophy, such as Descrates' MEDITATIONS and Hobbes' LEVIATHAN; contemporary thinkers such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett; and relevant works by figures outside philosophy such as Jorge Luis Borges and Martin Luther King Jr.
PHILOSOPHY: THE ESSENTIAL STUDY GUIDE is a compact and straightforward guide to the skills needed to study philosophy, aimed at anyone coming to the subject for the first time or just looking to improve their performance.
Using witty and topical examples, Nigel Warburton provides the reader with the confidence to tell the difference between a Red Herring and a Straw Man. For everyone who wants to refine their arguments, THINKING FROM A TO Z is an indispensable reference tool, as well as being an irresistible guide to dip into.
www.pfd.co.uk /clients/warburtn/b-aut.html   (939 words)

  
 Topics in Feminism
Feminism brings many things to philosophy including not only a variety of particular moral and political claims, but ways of asking and answering questions, constructive and critical dialogue with mainstream philosophical views and methods, and new topics of inquiry.
Although the term "feminism" in English is rooted in the mobilization for woman suffrage in Europe and the US during the late 19th and early 20th century, of course efforts to obtain justice for women did not begin or end with this period of activism.
Philosophy presupposes interpretive tools for understanding our everyday lives; feminist work in articulating additional dimensions of experience and aspects of our practices is invaluable in demonstrating the bias in existing tools, and in the search for better ones.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/feminism-topics   (6706 words)

  
 Philosophy Forum -> Science: FAQ & Basic Texts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Topics must be relevant to the forum in which they are posted.
Topics should begin with an overview of the issue, and the topic starter’s position on it.
Topics that fall outside these guidelines will be moved at the moderator's discretion to an appropriate forum, or transferred to the Thread Cemetery.
forum.darwinawards.com /index.php?showtopic=428   (437 words)

  
 Philosophy Current Research Topics -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The faculty of the Philosophy Department at the University of Chicago...
His current research is principally in contemporary philosophy of language and medieval philosophy, especially the...
Nicholas Asher is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin.
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 Philosophy
Philosophy needs AI to progress in its study of difficult questions about the nature of mind.
Compiled by David Chalmers, Professor of Philosophy and Associate Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona.
Written expressly for people who are not professionals in philosophy or artificial intelligence, Churchland writes about the nature of conscious intelligence with an eye toward the progress science is making in understanding it.
www.aaai.org /AITopics/html/phil.html   (6215 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: Philosophy: The Basic Readings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He is the author of the popular Philosophy: The Classics (1998), Philosophy: The Basics (1996) and Thinking from A to Z (1996), all available from Routledge.
Philosophy is an exhilarating subject to study as it challenges previously unquestioned beliefs, develops transferable thinking skills, and gives students a chance to interact with the ideas of some of the greatest thinkers known to humanity.
This anthology of basic philosophical readings is ideal for anyone coming to philosophy for the first time as it demonstrates philosophy in action.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0415187206   (453 words)

  
 Department of Philosophy | Basic Humanities
These may be taken in any combination of levels, but must include at least one 400 level course as the senior capstone experience.
Philosophy: investigates the nature of thinking and uses the history of human thought to help us figure out what we need to think about and how to think about it.
Religious Studies: examines beliefs about the nature of human beings and our place in the universe, beliefs belonging to our culture and to other cultures, now and in the past.
www.marshall.edu /philosophy/humanities.htm   (525 words)

  
 Philosophy Topics -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
greatest thinkers have to say on these topics, then the philosophy major is a good discipline for you...
Topics such as belief, certainty, justification, knowledge, and...
The Philosophy Graduate Forum meets throughout the school year to discuss topics of philosophical interest.
philosophy.fmqg.com /index.php?k=philosophy-topics   (851 words)

  
 ScienceDaily -- Browse Topics: Society/Philosophy/Philosophy_of_Science/Chemistry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Research projects: Philosophy of Chemistry - From the home page of Joachim Schummer, who teaches the subject at the Institute of Philosophy, University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
Philosophy of Chemistry Electronic Discussion Group - Maintained by the University of South Carolina Philosophy of Chemistry department, this is an international electronic forum devoted to the discussion of philosophical issues that arise in chemistry.
Philosophy for High School Chemistry - Text from a discussion by Dr. Frank Jenkins, of Ross Sheppard High School.
www.sciencedaily.com /directory/Society/Philosophy/Philosophy_of_Science/Chemistry   (764 words)

  
 Philosophy 441/541: Topics in Philosophy of the Arts
We will examine five basic views about the nature of art and aesthetic experience that have been dominant in the Western philosophical tradition.
Grades will be based on three essays--two short essays (3-5 double-spaced, typewritten pages) on topics selected by the instructor and one term paper on a topic of your choice related to the course topics and approved by the instructor.
The two short essays will each be 25% of the grade, and the final paper will be 50% of the grade.
philosophy.uoregon.edu /phil441&541.htm   (315 words)

  
 Philosophy of Science Paper Topics
As I said in class, you can choose another topic of your own design, so long as you sit down and discuss it with me and then let me write the question you are to answer.
Just think about the topic, read your notes, read some of the books on reserve, and make the point as clear as possible for your idealized audience (who just happen to have red pens in their hands).
Many philosophers have seen Kuhn's work as an endorsement of a certain kind of relativism or radical historicism in the philosophy of science, wherein any claim or theory that we wished to make would be true only relative to the paradigm in which it was uttered.
www.kzoo.edu /phil/wolf/science/209tops.html   (809 words)

  
 Topics in Indian Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Indian philosophy is basically Hindu and Buddhist philosophy, with a very minor role for the Carvaka materialists.
There is no distinction between religion, philosophy and mysticism in traditional Indian thought, which causes a very interesting tension (from a European perspective) in Indian philosophy.
The Self in Indian Philosophy: Summary of the major arguments for the existence of a Self.
www.prevos.net /ola/indian.htm   (158 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Philosophy basic topics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
You can also go to the Philosophy main index for a more comprehensive listing.
causality -- Cogito, ergo sum -- continental philosophy --
Click for other authoritative sources for this topic (summarised at Factbites.com).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Philosophy-basic-topics   (377 words)

  
 Aristotle's Logic
The method presented in the Topics for classifying arguments relies on the presence in the conclusion of certain "common" terms (koina) -- common in the sense that they are not peculiar to any subject matter but may play a role in arguments about anything whatever.
In Topics I.2, however, Aristotle says that the art of dialectic is useful in connection with "the philosophical sciences".
One reason he gives for this follows closely on the refutative function: if we have subjected our opinions (and the opinions of our fellows, and of the wise) to a thorough refutative examination, we will be in a much better position to judge what is most likely true and false.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/aristotle-logic   (11032 words)

  
 University of Bristol / Department of Philosophy / Topics from Marx
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the basic philosophical framework he employed, to give some sense of the way his different ideas interconnect, and to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the framework.
Topics covered will include the anatomy of human society, the idea of historical dynamic and the theory of class conflict.
A major source of information in the area of aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, and metaphysics, and the philosophy of various disciplines e.g.
www.bris.ac.uk /Depts/Philosophy/UG/ugunits0001/marx.html   (954 words)

  
 Philosophy 689 Special Topics: The Work of Peter Singer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Measured in terms of his influence on either academic philosophy or popular culture, Peter Singer is one of the most influential of living philosophers.
His "popular" writings have inspired millions to activism of various kinds (from protesting various uses of non-human animals to protesting Singer's right to lecture publicly in Germany and his recent appointment to Princeton University).
His professional work began during the emergence of "applied ethics" as a subdiscipline of philosophy and his works have a central place in almost all anthologies in the area.
www-phil.tamu.edu /~gary/PHIL689syllabus.html   (397 words)

  
 Basic Philosophy
Philosophies are devices for making it possible to do, coolly, continuously, and with a good conscience, things which otherwise one could do only in the heat of passion, spasmodically, and under the threat of subsequent remorse.
Philosophy should hinder and resist the natural craving of the human spirit for a clear, transparent and definite system.
Philosophy consists largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses.
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 Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The famous English bookshop has complied a list of philosophy resources which is comprehensive and tends to focus on Enlish philosophers and philosophy organizations.
A very comprehensive collection of links which cover all of the basic topics of philosophy, including some links to full-text sites of some major works in philosophy.
If you are having trouble grasping the intricacies of philosophy, then this is a good place to start.
pml.suffolk.lib.ny.us /Pmlphil.html   (784 words)

  
 Very Basic Terms of Logic: Philosophy Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The study of the principles of reasoning, especially of the structure of propositions as distinguished from their content and of method and validity in deductive reasoning.
Logic can be considered as both a branch of Philosophy, or as a branch of Mathematics.
understand philosophy through a debate with others and not by yourself or with those who cheer for you.
forums.philosophyforums.com /thread/6816   (3940 words)

  
 The range of topics (from philosophy of nature) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The range of topics (from philosophy of nature) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Philosophy of biology > The range of topics
An investigation of recent writings in biophilosophy reveals a continued preoccupation with unanswered—some say unanswerable—questions about evolutionary theory and a growing concern for a critical reappraisal of the question of whether biology is an autonomous discipline unamenable to reduction to mere physical and chemical underpinnings.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-36171?tocId=36171   (82 words)

  
 PHILOSOPHY
Philosophy 145 The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Witchcraft
Philosophy 255F/G Topics in the Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy 431F/G Topics in Feminist Ethics and Social/Political Philosophy
www.registrar.uwo.ca /accals/Archive/2002/sub_60.htm   (122 words)

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