Tag Archives: Philosophy

Functionalism in Philosophy

Functionalism is a theory in the philosophy of mind which, most simply, holds that mental states are functional states.

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What is Philosophy ?

A philosophy is a way of thinking about the world, the universe, and about people. A philosophy is a group of ideas, worked out by a philosopher (someone who has studied ways of thinking about the world). The ideas in philosophy are abstract, which means that they are “things that cannot be touched.” But this does not mean that philosophy ...

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Aristotle – Greek Philosopher

Aristotle (Stagira, Macedonia, 384 BC – Chalicis, Euboea, Greece, 7 March 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher. He was one of the most important philosophers in the history of Western civilization. It is said that Aristotle wrote many books, but only a much smaller number survive. Aristotle was the boyhood tutor of Alexander the Great, who later sent him plants ...

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What is Evil ?

The word evil can have many different meanings, such as morally bad or wrong, causing ruin, pain or injury, or an evil force, power, or personification. Simply by the definition of evil, one can only have a grasp of what evil is, but only through experience one can understand evil fully. Evil is readily perceived differently among people of certain, ...

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What is Ontology ?

Ontology is the part of philosophy that studies existence. Ontology is one of the basic areas of study of philosophy.

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Vasily Jakovlevich Zinger

Vasily Jakovlevich Zinger Vasily Jakovlevich Zinger (February 11, 1836, Moscow, Russia – March 2, 1907, Moscow, Russia) was a Russian mathematician. Не worked in Moscow University and was the head of the Society of Moscow mathematicians (1886 – 1891). He was also a botanist and philosopher. Zingeria of the Poaceae was named in honour of Vasily Zinger. Back to List ...

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George Boole

George Boole, (November 2, 1815 – December 8, 1864) was an English mathematician and philosopher. He created Boolean algebra. This is one of the bases of modern-day computer science. Other people, like Augustus De Morgan and Charles Peirce, refined and completed his work. In their times, very few people knew of the work those mathematicians had done. Boolean algebra was ...

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What is Categorical Imperative?

What is Categorical imperative ? The categorical imperative is an idea that Immanuel Kant had about ethics. An ‘imperative’ is something that one must do. The categorical imperative says that we should act in ways that we can wish that every person would act. Kant thought that another way of saying the same idea is to say that we should treat other ...

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Ludwig Büchner

Friedrich Karl Christian Ludwig Büchner (29 March 1824-1 May 1899) was a German philosopher, physiologist and physician who became one of the exponents of 19th century scientific materialism. Büchner was born at Darmstadt, Germany, on 29 March 1824. From 1842 to 1848 he studied physics, chemistry, botany, mineralogy, philosophy and medicine at the University of Giessen. In 1852 he became ...

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