stephsmiles777 has written 12 posts for Philosophy 12

Democracy’s Pillar of Support – Greg and Stephanie

“Democracy means a system of government in which all the people of a country can vote to elect their representatives. Media came into existence in 1780 with the introduction of a newspaper namely The Bengal Gazette and since then it has matured leaps and bounds. It has been playing a very important role in shaping … Continue reading

Behind the CG Effects – Stephanie

The author of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, C.S. Lewis described the origin of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in an essay entitled It All Began with a Picture.  The manuscript for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was complete by the end of March 1949.  The name “Narnia” is based on Narni, Italy, written … Continue reading

Playing God or Frontier of Science?

On February 23, 1997, Dolly the lamb was literally made. She is not the work of nature but of a man named Ian Wilmut and his team of scientists.  Dolly came into being as the genetic replica of an ewe, of whom she is a clone. When the bewildering news spread around the world, there … Continue reading

Do We Know What We Know?

Epistemology is the branch of philosophy which studies the nature of knowledge and truth.  But what exactly is the nature of truth and knowledge?  In the past week, the philosophy class has been involved in heated discussions trying to unravel the mystery behind, trying to decipher the meaning of knowledge.  It questions questions such as: … Continue reading

John Locke

On August 29, 1632, in Wrington, England, the man widely known as the Father of Liberalism was born.  John Locke was an English philosopher and physician who has made a large impact on the United States Declaration of Independence with his contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory.  His work had made a great difference upon the development of … Continue reading

Feminism – Iris, Yasmeen, & Stephanie

Since the beginning of the scientific revolution, the world of knowledge, and specifically the ever-pursued “objective” knowledge, has been defined by men. Truth was declared by only a small portion of people, excluding not only people of different social and cultural classes, but women, the other half of the population. As feminists, we question this … Continue reading

High Altitude to be Blamed – Presidential Debate

“During a post-debate analysis on Current TV, Gore went out on a limb and questioned if Denver’s environment had something to do with the president’s flop. ‘I’m going to say something controversial here,” Gore started, “Obama arrived in Denver at 2 p.m. today, just a few hours before the debate started. Romney did his debate … Continue reading

Children Learn What They Live Fallacy

This poem by Dorothy Law Nolte presents a fallacious hypothetical syllogism in the form of “If A, then B”.  However, the premises are not necessarily true as there are many factors that could affect a child’s upbringing.  The poem only shows one conclusion per premise, making it invalid because the way a child lives is … Continue reading

Gifted Individuals Proved “Ungeniuses”

All gifted individuals are geniuses. Stephanie is a gifted individual. Therefore, Stephanie is a genius. Though this syllogism is valid, it is not sound as the information was based upon subjective opinions.  This statement is valid because it follows a correct form in which it includes a middle term “A” (all the gifted individuals), a … Continue reading

What’s in a Human Nature – Egoists or Altruists?