Theories of explanation within the philosophy of science there have been competing ideas about what an explanation is historically, explanation has been associated with causation: to explain an event or phenomenon is to identify its cause. Our topic this week is the philosophy of history there are different ways the word ‘history’ might be defined, so we had better start out by defining our terms for example, you could define history as the sum total of past events. Our topic this week is the philosophy of history there are deep and interesting philosophical questions about both the past itself and the representation of the past scientific explanation or narrative interpretation the correct answer, i think, is that historians do a little bit of both -- they narrate and interpret human affairs in.
This is related to wittgenstein's new method in philosophy which sets aside the question of truth and falsity to look instead at the question of meaning only the starting point in philosophy -- the first question and the point on which all else pivots -- is how the distinction is made between sense and nonsense how a philosopher makes -- or does not make -- this distinction decides the game, as the king decides the game in chess: it determines the outcome. Philosophical discussion: the existence of god i will then present atheistic debates against the authenticity of god and present my views on the question images: (choose appropriate image from attached folder) a historical & philosophical discussion on the importance of god.
Basic philosophical questions discussion #1 sodacrates view profile view forum posts view blog entries my spirituality is philosophy i find the history of human thought to be fascinating to a transcendental level i'm curious to what positions bluelighters will take on the big questions in western philosophy i don't think this needs. “free will” is a philosophical term of art for a particular sort of capacity of rational agents to choose a course of action from among various alternatives which sort is the free will sort is what all the fuss is about. Topics on this page the first question for philosophy exclusion of the second basket (wittgenstein, philosophy and ethics) does philosophy treat discomforts of the mindthe first philosopher was the ionian greek thales, born in miletus circa 636 bc are the greek myths explanations of natural phenomena, or fairy-tales. Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't 8 great philosophical questions that we'll never solve george dvorsky at any given time in history, however, philosophers, theologians.
My spirituality is philosophy i find the history of human thought to be fascinating to a transcendental level i'm curious to what positions bluelighters will take on the big questions in western philosophy let's start with the most obvious why is there something instead of nothing. The solution provides a guide in creating a detailed p12-slide owerpoint presentation as well as a detailed discussion on the philosophical & sociological debate on the importance of god by providing a series of 'mini-debates' centered on answering the question, 'is there a god' the solution discusses the varied philosophies from the time of socrates to descartes to the karl jaspers.
Study guide, final exam history & philosophy of science 2 compare and contrast the predominant philosophical positions on such questions and debates, historical explanation of the importance of certain issues within philosophy of science without. There are many important aspects of explanation not covered, most notably the relation between the different types of explanation such as teleological, functional, reductive, psychological, and historical explanation -- that are employed in various branches of human inquiry. Here the interest is in the characteristics of historical knowledge: how we know facts about the past, what constitutes a good historical explanation, whether explanations in history require general laws, and whether historical knowledge is underdetermined by available historical evidence.
I find the history of human thought to be fascinating to a transcendental level i'm curious to what positions bluelighters will take on the big questions in western basic philosophical questions discussion. And he attempts to formulate a view of what the key questions are for each approach speculative philosophy of history asks about the meaning and purpose of the historical process critical philosophy of history is what we now refer to as “analytic” philosophy it is the equivalent for history of what the philosophy of science is for nature. Because there is a question of logic that comes before the historical first question of philosophy, being able to give an account of what you know to others, an explanation that can stand up against being refuted in discussion) -- for what you are going to count as 'knowing' versus 'not knowing' now, what do we mean by 'prior' here.
The discussion of the philosophical question of historical explanation is in reality a disagreement concerning the nature of the philosophic method there are primarily two sides taken in this argument, those who agree with carl hempel and those that do not. Philosophy is the exploration of the questions that most persons wonder about i think most persons have thought about every single one of the fundamental questions of philosophy at some time in their lives and have just never realized it the way the questions are framed in philosophy can be a bit abstruse. Page 71 i am not saying i have an in principle objection to theistic explanations the merits of theistic explanation must be assessed on a i introductory statement we thank an analysis of the discussion of the philosophical question of historical explanation our god for the blessings of the last two years we have an analysis of the discussion of the philosophical question of historical.