In this paper I summarize, analyze, and critique "Can science prove that God does not exist.", by Theodore Schick Jr, on pages 484 to 487, a contemporary issue in Chapter 5 of the textbook. I discuss it with references to the chapter in MLA format. A short summary of the argument is provided, and then analysis is conducted on two underlying assumptions. Analysis of the assumptions is the type of analysis that is necessary to understand philosophy in these different contemporary...
As recognized postmodern believers Thomas Kuhn, Karl Popper or Friedrich Nietzsche states "All truth is limited, approximate, and is constantly evolving" (1) where the underlying meaning is that there is no absolute truth or false in any area of knowledge known. This is mainly stated because no theory can be proved true since it depends on an individual's perception i.e. according to one person it may be truth whereas for the other it might not be. For instance, one of the biggest...
In this essay, I will evaluate which criminological theories link with the explanations given by Jimmy Boyle in his autobiography, "A Sense of Freedom", (Boyle: 1977). To do so, I will give a brief overview of the book, briefly outline some of the various criminological theories that have been formulated, link certain aspects of Jimmy Boyle's account with these criminological theories, mention any criticism of those them, after which I will conclude the essay. As the account in the...
The following case study is about, Jeremy Hart a software engineer working for Citadel Systems, which maintains a market monopoly in software & database applications products. His colleagues and supervisors consider him one of the brightest and most insightful employees working with database applications. Hart's team made significant breakthroughs in the development of the database management system and overcame several security and data manipulation problems arising with large databases...
My paper will discuss how people use fear to manipulate others. I will support my topic by using ideas taken from The Color Purple and Lord of the Flies. In the world there are many factors that influence our personality, and sometimes are so strong that prevent us show to others our true personality, such as fear. Fear is a natural emotion in humans that occurs when a person feels threatened; when he feels that he must be saved from something or someone. I can say that fear is a protection...
Each and every person's belief system has got different ways it functions and so doesn't always work according to the evidence. A person forms belief or starts to believe in something through numerous ways of knowing, excluding evidence, such as perception, language, reason and emotion. First, I am going to lay the foundation and explain what I understand and define the main terms: belief and evidence as this discussion is mainly concerning. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, belief...
Arrows Theorem concerns making a single collective decision between more than two alternatives. This situation could arise, for example, in an election with more than two candidates or in a committee attempting to preference many policies. If there are a number of alternatives j,k,l,…..a useful notation is jRik which means that for individual i alternative j is as good as, or better, than alternative k. Thus an individual may rank the alternatives and it is assumed that this ordering...
Hume starts his discussion in Section II: Of The Origin Of Ideas by introducing his idea that there is a considerable difference between the perceptions of the mind… and when he afterwards recalls to his memory the sensation, or anticipates it by his imagination (Hume 169). He then goes on to say "[t]hese faculties may mimic or copy the perceptions of the senses; but they never can entirely reach the force and vivacity of the original sentiment" (Hume 169). Hume is trying to get...
This philosophical inquiry is without doubt a major one owing to the very fact that it touches a very significant area of philosophy that has been addressed by a big number of great philosophers; the conception of free-will and divine foreknowledge as addressed by Boethius and St. Thomas of Aquinas. These two philosophers have contradicting views regarding the concepts under consideration and it is therefore important to make a clear understanding of them both but with an emphasis on Thomas who...
Women are always seen as temptress and are warned to distance from almost all religions. They have extremely limited freedom. Under some certain religious concepts, men are named as the son of god but women never have similar treatment that to be seen as the daughter of God. In certain extreme religious cults, there are more serious discriminations against women; they are prohibited from reading any religious scriptures, and the punishment is to have their tongues cut off. Women are also...