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Life philosophy By: mike romero Before I can go on to lay out the foundations of my belief system, I think it would be helpful to shed some light on the playing field in which these ideas are to be considered. This playing field is constructed of words and statements, of course, but the precise meaning of \"words\" and \"statements\" is often left unclear. I will begin by defining these things as I intend to use them. I will also make a cursory attempt to explain the different types of statement
Discussions On Darwin
Discussions On Darwin
Discussions On Darwin Man, due to a force unknown to him for millions of years, rose to the very top of the organic scale. Only in the past one hundred years have men finally put aside their Biblical and mythical tales about creation, and looked to the facts in order to piece together a logical explanation for the origin of mankind. In turn, men were now able to explain the enigma of their origin without the presence of a supernatural being responsible for their creation. At the head of a slew o
PSYCHOANALYTIC THEORY
PSYCHOANALYTIC THEORY
PSYCHOANALYTIC THEORY THE PSYCHOANALYTIC THEORY I. Overview of Freud\'s Psychoanalytic Theory Freud\'s psychoanalysis is the best known of all personality theories because it (1) postulated the primacy of sex and aggression—two universally popular themes; (2) attracted a group of followers who were dedicated to spreading psychoanalytic doctrine; and (3) advanced the notion of unconscious motives, which permit varying explanations for the same observations. II. Biography of Sigmund Freud Althou
Does science consist in the progressive developmen
Does science consist in the progressive developmen
Does science consist in the progressive development of objective truth? Contrast the views of Kuhn with one other writer on this topic. Does science consist in the progressive development of objective truth? Contrast the views of Kuhn with one other writer on this topic. The philosopher and historian of science Thomas Kuhn introduced the term paradigm as a key part of what he called "normal science": In normal (that is non revolutionary) periods in a science, there is a consensus across the rele
Graphology
Graphology
graphology North Texas Skeptics Graphology Fact Sheet Introduction The belief that handwriting is a sign of the inner personality is very old. The first serious attempt to analyze handwriting seems to have been that of Camillo Baldi, an Italian scholar, who published a book on the subject in 1622. As literacy spread, handwriting analysis became popular, being practiced as an art form by such literary figures as Goethe, Poe, the Brownings and Dickens. Jean Hippolyte Michon coined the term graphol
Karl Popper And Thomas Kuhn 2
Karl Popper And Thomas Kuhn 2
Karl Popper And Thomas Kuhn 2 Popper and Kuhn: Two Views of Science In this essay I attempt to answer the following two questions: What is Karl Popper\'s view of science? Do I feel that Thomas Kuhn makes important points against it? The two articles that I make reference to are Science: Conjectures and Refutations by Karl Popper and Logic of Discovery or Psychology of Research? by Thomas Kuhn. Both articles appear in the textbook to this class. In the article, Science: Conjectures and Refutation
Philosophy
Philosophy
philosophy Before I can go on to lay out the foundations of my belief system, I think it would be helpful to shed some light on the playing field in which these ideas are to be considered. This playing field is constructed of words and statements, of course, but the precise meaning of "words" and "statements" is often left unclear. I will begin by defining these things as I intend to use them. I will also make a cursory attempt to explain the different types of statements we will encounter, the
Psychology as Storytelling
Psychology as Storytelling
Psychology as Storytelling Sam Vaknin\'s Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites Storytelling has been with us since the days of campfire and besieging wild animals. It served a number of important functions: amelioration of fears, communication of vital information (regarding survival tactics and the characteristics of animals, for instance), the satisfaction of a sense of order (justice), the development of the ability to hypothesize, predict and introduce theories and
Psychology As Storytelling
Psychology As Storytelling
Psychology As Storytelling a href= http://www.geocities.com/vaksam/ Sam Vaknin\'s Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites Storytelling has been with us since the days of campfire and besieging wild animals. It served a number of important functions: amelioration of fears, communication of vital information (regarding survival tactics and the characteristics of animals, for instance), the satisfaction of a sense of order (justice), the development of the ability to hypothe
Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn 2
Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn 2
Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn 2 Popper and Kuhn: Two Views of Science In this essay I attempt to answer the following two questions: What is Karl Popper�s view of science? Do I feel that Thomas Kuhn makes important points against it? The two articles that I make reference to are "Science: Conjectures and Refutations" by Karl Popper and "Logic of Discovery or Psychology of Research?" by Thomas Kuhn. Both articles appear in the textbook to this class. In the article, "Science: Conjectures and Refu
Psychology as Storytelling
Psychology as Storytelling
Psychology as Storytelling Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web SitesStorytelling has been with us since the days of campfire and besieging wild animals. It served a number of important functions: amelioration of fears, communication of vital information (regarding survival tactics and the characteristics of animals, for instance), the satisfaction of a sense of order (justice), the development of the ability to hypothesize, predict and introduce theories and so
Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn 2
Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn 2
Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn 2 Popper and Kuhn: Two Views of Science In this essay I attempt to answer the following two questions: What is Karl Poppers view of science? Do I feel that Thomas Kuhn makes important points against it? The two articles that I make reference to are "Science: Conjectures and Refutations" by Karl Popper and "Logic of Discovery or Psychology of Research?" by Thomas Kuhn. Both articles appear in the textbook to this class. In the article, "Science: Conjectures and Refuta
Personal Gods, Deism, & ther Limits of Skepticism
Personal Gods, Deism, & ther Limits of Skepticism
Personal Gods, Deism, & ther Limits of Skepticism In order to continue our discussion of the legitimate philosophical, scientific, and religious aspects of the science and religion quagmire we need a frame of reference to guide us. What I present here is an elaboration on a classification scheme proposed by Michael Shermer. (5) Shermer suggests that there are three worldviews, or models, that people can adopt when thinking about science and religion. According to the same worlds model there is o
Myths of politicaleconomic world view
Myths of politicaleconomic world view
Myths of politicaleconomic world view MYTHS OF THE POLITICAL-ECONOMIC WORLD VIEW A MYTH IS a traditional story that offers an explanation of some fact or phenomenon. Myths are neither wholly true nor wholly untrue. They may have been more true in the past than now, but people act as if they are still true, even when they no longer really believe in them. Some modem usages of the word have connotations that suggest that myths are irrelevant or wrong, but this is not necessarily so. Myths are of c
Life
Life
Life philosophy By: mike romero Before I can go on to lay out the foundations of my belief system, I think it would be helpful to shed some light on the playing field in which these ideas are to be considered. This playing field is constructed of words and statements, of course, but the precise meaning of "words" and "statements" is often left unclear. I will begin by defining these things as I intend to use them. I will also make a cursory attempt to explain the different types of statements we
Discussions on darwin
Discussions on darwin
Discussions on darwin Man, due to a force unknown to him for millions of years, rose to the very top of the organic scale. Only in the past one hundred years have men finally put aside their Biblical and mythical tales about creation, and looked to the facts in order to piece together a logical explanation for the origin of mankind. In turn, men were now able to explain the enigma of their origin without the presence of a supernatural being responsible for their creation. At the head of a slew o
Discussions on darwin
Discussions on darwin
Discussions on darwin Man, due to a force unknown to him for millions of years, rose to the very top of the organic scale. Only in the past one hundred years have men finally put aside their Biblical and mythical tales about creation, and looked to the facts in order to piece together a logical explanation for the origin of mankind. In turn, men were now able to explain the enigma of their origin without the presence of a supernatural being responsible for their creation. At the head of a slew o
Life
Life
Life philosophy By: mike romero Before I can go on to lay out the foundations of my belief system, I think it would be helpful to shed some light on the playing field in which these ideas are to be considered. This playing field is constructed of words and statements, of course, but the precise meaning of words and statements is often left unclear. I will begin by defining these things as I intend to use them. I will also make a cursory attempt to explain the different types of statements we wil