Overview For the research paper for my 17th century philosophy class I’ve chosen for my topic Locke’s notion of simple ideas and their role in his epistemology. So, what’s all this mumbo jumbo about? And who is John Locke? As most of you may know, John Locke was trapped on a strange island with […]Read More Mommy…Where Does Knowledge Come From? Locke’s Empiricism
Due to overwhelming reader demand here is part 3 of “Dueling with Dualism”… Quick Review I know most of you have memorized most of Spinoza’s philosophy but for the few of you who haven’t and would like to be brought up to speed, here’s what we’ve covered so far: The grand argument that Spinoza […]Read More Dueling with Dualism Part 3: The Leibniz Challenge and The Nature of God
This section of the sixth and final meditation is for me the most interesting and raises the most philosophical issues. I still remember when I first encountered it 12 years ago in my second philosophy class. Arguments For What My Senses Can and Can’t Tell Me About the World and Myself There is nothing […]Read More What Can A Pain in Your Butt Teach You About Metaphysics?