The necessary connection between cause and effect.

In this essay I will be attempting to explain what the necessary connection between cause and effect entails, and whether or not it is logically founded. I will be looking at Plato, Aristotle, Russell, Hume and Kant respectively to set out the problem with causality and what kind of conclusions can be made about it … Continue reading The necessary connection between cause and effect.

The criteria of personal identity.

In this essay I will be attempting to examine and critically assess the memory/psychological criterion of personal identity. I will begin with the concept of personal identity and work my way through the different criteria for it. This will lead to the psychological theory and what problems there are with it, the bodily and substance … Continue reading The criteria of personal identity.

Heidegger’s Das Man and authentic being-towards-death.

In this essay I will be attempting to critically assess the conclusions Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) reaches on 'Authentic being towards death' from his discussion of 'Das man' and the 'They'. Firstly, I will be explaining what Heidegger means by his term Dasein. Then I will be attempting to put forward his Das man and the They, while … Continue reading Heidegger’s Das Man and authentic being-towards-death.