What do we mean by thinking and willing? Thinking in general, could be seen as the process and also the product of mental activity (thought). [] Willing (voluntas) is the force or potency that affects out decision making. [] This essay shall explore the works of Thomas Aquinas and Hannah Arendt in terms of the relationship which exists for them between willing and thinking. Thinking and willing shall be explored separately, as understood in the thought of both Aquinas and...
Thoreau insightfully critiques the seeming importance of excess in a civilized society. He understands that the wild resides within us, but over time it fades and cannot be retrieved so that we may believe that we are civilized and that the excess labor and unneeded material objects are worth working for. I believe that Thoreau had the right idea to live a life without luxuries that truly are unnecessary and which he skillfully explains why they are not necessary if you have only the simple...
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed...
"The eye sees what it sees, even when we know what we know". In past 15 years, all unbeknownst to us, there are many phenomena which are all well studied by cognitive scientists. All the phenomena which are studied by cognitive scientists almost show that some parts of our brain are unable to use the knowledge which is available to us in other parts of our brain. If you see with your eyes, our mental modules remain solid to the corrections offered by logic, arithmetic and rational...
Whether or not we can make absolute distinctions between what is true and false depends greatly upon the term absolute. An absolute, is a claim of truth that is true for every possible circumstance. Truth is what corresponds to reality, and when something is false it is not in accordance with the fact, reality, or actuality. But what would actually determine a distinction between them? At times there are distinctions between true and false, at times not. In some areas there are often...
In the scientific community, cloning is a very controversial issue. Many people think it is cheating nature to clone a human being, but others just think it is the future of science. Scientific cloning has been around for decades. The first successful cloning of a mammal was in the 1990's. Scientists cloned a sheep named Belinda. They took a cell from the mammary gland of six-year-old Belinda. The researchers then took another cell from a young ewe and removed its genetic material from its...
An algorithm is deterministic automaton for accomplishing a goal which, given an initial state, will terminate in a defined end-state. The efficiency of implementation of the algorithm depends upon speed, size, resources consumption. We will discuss definitions, classifications and the history.What is an algorithm?No agreed-to definition of "algorithm" exists. A simple definition: A set of instructions for solving a problem. The algorithm is either implemented by a program or...
The Buddhism is the fourth-largest religion in the world, being a very influential religion worldwide. The Buddhism was first originated in India, therefore, being classified as an Indian religion. Although Buddhism originated in India, it rapidly spread around Asia, now being one of the most dominating and influential religion in Asia. The Buddhism is immensely associated with the state of being awakened about the human nature. This process is obtained and trained mostly through meditation,...
This study investigates patterns of young childrens behavior within the conceptual framework of operant conditioning which falls under the broad rubric of B.F Skinner's radical behaviourist paradigm. Skinner's radical behaviourism: J.B Watson, founder of behaviourism, asked: 'Why don't we make what we can observe the real field of psychology? Let us limit ourselves to things that can be observed, and formulate laws considering only those things.' Radical behaviorism places a strong emphasis on...
Today it is common to compare the human brain to a computer, and a human mind to a program running on a computer. Once seen as just a poetic metaphor, this viewpoint is now supported by most philosophers of human consciousness and most researchers in Machine Intelligence. If we take this view literally, then as we can ask how many gigabytes of RAM a PC has we should be able to ask how many gigabytes of memory the human brain has. Machine intelligence researchers have used a digital computer as...