emilysaint05 has written 13 posts for Philosophy 12

Winter Break Aesthetics – Emily

I’m not sure why, but I often think of snow. I think that my parents think that I’m crazy because they always dream of escaping the cold and traveling to hot exotic places during Christmas break but not me. I long for that perfect moment when the snow falls and covers the world in a … Continue reading

Conscious and Unconscious Knowledge – Emily

Now I loved this unit. “Epistemology”. It’s even a cool word to say. Plus learning and knowledge are something that students often think about after being immersed in the world of school for six or more hours every day. Now, when I was trying to decide what I was going to write about I wasn’t … Continue reading

Connective Knowledge and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Today I read a very interesting blog post about knowledge. It was by Stephen Downes on the different types of Knowledge and Connective Knowledge. This introduced a fifth kind of knowledge based on a network of connections. Connective Knowledge involves learning about networks and learning from networks and connections. In the post Stephen mentions that … Continue reading

Emily 2013

Posts: Introduction to Philosophical Inquiry –  Negative Freedom? Philosophy Stew Logic and Scientific Philosophy – Basic Concepts of Logic – Preliminary Definition Prezi Greenpeace Oil Rig Protest Logic CrossFit Liberatarian Logic Obama Critisized by Fox News Logic Martin Heidegger and his Effects on Postmodernism Metaphysics – Baruch Spinoza Perception, Reality, and The Matrix? Epistemology – … Continue reading

Perception, Reality, and The Matrix? – Emily

My group’s theme was perception creates one’s reality. A main problem that I’ve had with that is that it’s possible for your reality to be that there’s only one reality. Therefore the two perceptions of reality cannot co-exist with both of them meaning two opposite things. One of the scariest things is that everything could … Continue reading

Baruch Spinoza

Baruch Spinoza was born on November 24th 1632 in Amsterdam. He was the son of a successful merchant. Although his mother tongue was Portuguese, he also knew Hebrew, Spanish, Dutch, French, and later Latin. In 1653, at the age of 20, Spinoza began studying Latin with Frances van den Enden (later known as an atheist … Continue reading

Martin Heidegger and his effects on Postmodernism

Meine liebe Damen und Herren. Dear readers. My name Martin Heidegger and my work as a philosopher was instrumental in understanding postmodernism and their views on science. My book, Being and Time, is considered one of the most important philosophical works of the 20th century and my work is said to have played a crucial … Continue reading

Obama Critisized by Fox News Logic – Emily

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/09/18/most-tasteless-presidential-moment-ever-obama-cracks-joke-attacks-gop-as-navy/?intcmp=obnetwork In Obama’s speech to the United States during the Navy Yard shooting he mentioned that several people have been shoot and that some have been killed 12 people had already been killed during the Navy Yard shooting which was more than Obama mentioned Therefore Obama is tasteless and has no decency or shame This … Continue reading

CrossFit Libertarian Logic – Emily

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/26/crossfit-openly-exercises-its-libertarian-views/?intcmp=trending CrossFit, the popular fitness regimen questioned the wisdom of military strikes in Syria Some libertarians discuss military strikes in Syria Therefore CrossFit is a libertarian organization This argument has a correct form = X, Y Z, Y X, Z This argument is not factually correct as not all of the statements are true. The … Continue reading

Greenpeace Oil Rig Protest Logic – Emily

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/24/russia-greenpeace-piracy-oil-rig-protest 30 Greenpeace activists were attempting to seize a drilling platform to the north of Russia Vladimir Putin accused them of piracy Therefore, they are pirates In this argument neither the form nor the argument is valid. To begin with the form is not valid because the conclusion is not true. On top of that … Continue reading