In this essay I will be attempting to see if a person can only be morally responsible for what they have done if they could have done otherwise. I will take a look at each view that impacts the conclusion to this answer, and then set out my own answer to this question. When we … Continue reading Moral responsibility and society.
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.
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.
In this essay I will be attempting to explain the phenomenological method and Epoché before studying what it does and does not accomplish. First of all I will be defining phenomenology and setting out Edmund Husserl's (1859-1938) method. When this is done I will be looking into Husserl's Epoché by showing how he was influenced … Continue reading The Phenomenological Epoché.
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.
My aim in this essay will be to prove and convince the reader that this radical Sceptical way of thinking appears to be logical but only when you look at it at face value, as it is deeply flawed. The flaw does not necessarily make the claim untrue but does bring it further into question. … Continue reading Scepticism.
In this essay I will be concentrating on explaining what Aristotle meant when he said 'Man is a political animal'. I will be doing so by assessing his own works as well as presenting conflicting opinions on his statement. To begin with, a few definitions and where they originate which can be used to help … Continue reading Aristotle and the political animal.