|Changes in Approaches to Epistemology : A 10 page
on the viability of epistemology as a theory. Known as the
theory of knowledge, epistemology is discussed in
philosophical circles as something that may or may not be alive
and functioning: its critics say that the changes in the
approaches from the traditional to the analytic has destroyed its
practice. Those critics, however, fail to take into account the
rapidity and drama of the changes in the world today, and that
cultural biases now also must be accounted for in any study of
knowledge. The theory is argued to be viable and functioning,
even by groups that may be unaware of its formal name.
Bibliography lists 8 sources. Epistem.wps
of Scientific Inquiry : Epistemology, or the basic logic
and assumptions that underlie systematic, scientific inquiry is
based on the fact that scientific knowledge as 'responding
construction' is dependent on cognitive relations to reality other
than those generated through the senses and through theoretical
reflection, which includes the experience of judgment rooted in
the self-awareness of the subject. Another approach to analysis
of the practices of knowing is critical scrutiny of the
sociohistorical context of research programs. The
socio-cognitive perspective purports that ideas about reality are
constructed through interactions that are processes of meaning
creation. This 20 page paper examines different knowledge
systems, the purpose of research, the processes of deductive
and inductive reasoning, nomothetic and idiosyncratic
approaches and normal as compared to revolutionary science.
It looks at many of the elements of scientific method such as
causality, correlation, necessary and sufficient conditions and
types of theories. Bibliography lists 24 sources.
An Enlightening Symposium / Philosophy In World
Literature : An 8 page transcript of an imaginary symposium
set in an eternal now in which Jean-Baptiste Moliere, Mme.
de Lafayette, Jonathan Swift, François Voltaire, Jean-Jacques
Rousseau, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Charlotte Bronte, and
a Moderator discuss their philosophies. Special attention is
given to the dichotomy of reason versus passion, and of the
individual versus society. No sources. Panel.wps
Plato Vs. John Locke On The Question Of
The Legality Of
Marijuana Use : An 8 page paper discussing the philosophies
of John Locke and Plato as they relate to the question of
whether or not a government has the right to tell citizens not to
use marijuana. Bibliography lists three sources in addition to
several primary works by both Plato and Locke. Potplato.doc
John Locke's Representationalism on Human Perception to
External Objects : This 6 page research paper considers John
Locke's representation regarding the perception of external
objects, as analyzed in his 1690 treatise, An Essay Concerning
Human Understanding. Specifically discussed is David
Hume's criticism of Locke's conclusions in An Enquiry
Concerning Human Understanding (1748), his objections, and
his stronger position concerning perception of external events,
objects and causes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
John Locke & Western Enlightenment : 5 pages.
overview of the philosophies of John Locke and how these
philosophies contributed to Western Enlightenment and were
incorporated into documents such as the United States
Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Bibliography lists 7 sources. Lockwest.wps
The Declaration of Independence & John Locke :
An insightful 4 page look at how the theories of philosopher
John Locke were carried over into the drafting of the
Declaration of Independence. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
John Lockes Second Treatise On Government:
A 5 page
paper discussing John Lockes Second Treatise on Civil
Government. Questions of the nature and scope, as well as the
purpose of the worker are analyzed alobg with the role of the
individual in society. No additional sources cited.
John Lockes Second Treatise On Government
Property : A 5 page paper discussing Lockes argument for
property and its social implications. Bibliography lists the
text of Lockes treatise. Lockprop.wps