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Immanuel Kant's Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals and David Hume's An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

In five pages both philosophical arguments regarding moral judgment are compared along with a consideration of why each would disa...

Skepticism of David Hume Answered by Immanuel Kant

Therefore, Kant reasons, perception of this permanent is possible only through a thing outside me" (Kant 245, B275). What makes K...

Hume, Kant, and Aristotle

In five pages this essay discusses David Hume, Immanuel Kant, and Aristotle by contrasting and comparing their philosophies regard...

Philosophical Essay Applications

defines it as sort of a liveliness of vividness that accompanies the perception of a new idea. A belief, he says, is more than an...

Morality According to Immanuel Kant and David Hume

the considerations surrounding his concepts of the mind and he supports his contentions with direct demonstrations of the applicab...

Hume, Kant, and Descartes' Teleological, Ontological, and Cosmological Arguments and God's Existence Criticisms

Arguments for the Existence of God Rene Descartes (1596-1650) is known as one of the most influential Western philosophers today....

Skepticism and the Existence of God

is not particularly concerned with explaining the universe, but rather offers the argument to how that God exists. "You ask me, wh...

Is Cannibalism Ever Justified?

one philosopher might say that it is always wrong to kill other people, or one might may qualify that idea by saying that it is al...

Abortion and the Philosophies of David Hume and Aristotle

In a report consisting of eight pages abortion is examined within the context of David Hume's utilitarian philosophy and Aristotle...

Ethics: The Views of Aristotle and Kant

life, white lies can protect people from hurt feelings. They can be used to motivate others to do good things. There are sometimes...

An Ethical Argument on the Abortion Issue

that school. He points out that the insight that Aristotle provides in "On the Soul" and "On the Generation of Animals" serves as...

Literature and Philosophical Themes

education is still substantially elevated in contemporary culture. Aristotle, on the other hand, sees virtue as choice and so mora...

Cause and Effect Attacks of David Hume

In eight pages Hume's counter philosophical arguments to causality are examined with supporting evidence offered by Immanuel Kant ...

Influence of David Hume on Immanuel Kant

contends that Humes definition of "cause" (using reason to infer existence), as "a bastard of the imagination, impregnated by expe...

Contingent A Priori Truths

or observation. For example we can only argue that the mans eyes are blue by looking at his eyes. Here we have a statement that ne...

Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals and the Categorical Imperative of Immanuel Kant

In five pages this paper considers 3 of Kant's formulations regarding a lone categorical imperative as presented in his philosophi...

Response to Philippa Foot

This 3 page paper is a response to Philippa Foot’s critique of Immanuel Kant’s categorical imperative. ...

Consideration of Philosophical Moral Traditions

are the core of moral tradition as defined within the context of societal constraints. Most people associate moral tradition with...

Aristotle and the Moral Law of Immanuel Kant

In five pages this paper examines the individual rights' differences in opinion between Aristotle and Kant and considers how Kant ...

Excessive Skepticism and David Hume

able to determine their own choices, rather than be automatically programmed for response. The student might surmise that o...

Tragic Hero Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

First, is that the play should be of serious magnitude, and have an impact on many, many people (McClelland, 2001). The second fac...

Aristotle/De Anima

possibly think?" (I.3). As this indicates, Aristotles perspective is grounded in observation and reality. He sees the mind as intr...

Personal Identity of David Hume

or the perception of identity changes through time. For example, someone grows up and has certain experiences and perceptions and ...

Aristotle and the Idea of the "Good Life"

it mean for a person to be functioning well-or in this case, to be functioning to his highest capability? Its more than acquiring...

Aristotle and Human Origins

was also Aristotle who determined that in a beehive there was a particular leader, though he called it a "king" (Aristotle, 2006)....

Religious Perspectives of Thomas Aquinas and David Hume

In five pages this paper contrasts the philosophical perspectives of David Hume and Thomas Aquinas regarding religion and ultimate...

Skeptical Human Understanding of David Hume

that the object of thought is capable of being. Hume understands that, quite simplistically, the soul is simply . . . the soul. ...

Analyzing David Hume's Essay 'Miracles'

other words, lets say that someone came along and said that the sky was falling and that it was a miracle! Basically what Hume is...

Comparative Philosophical Analysis of David Hume and George Berkeley

In five pages this report compares Hume and Berkeley in terms of their philosophies' differences and similarities particularly as ...

Plato's Concepts and the Superiority of Aristotle

the physical in a dramatic and practical way. While Aristotle saw the heart as just a physical organ, he had an idea that seemed t...