yasmeenmezban has written 6 posts for Philosophy 12

Humanity & Appreciation – K’naan

         What is art really? During our philosophy class, based on are discussion, there are many opinions about what is considered good “art,” whereas some of us believe its just a piece of work that gives us satisfaction when viewing it, having no specific point behind it, while some of us believe every kind of … Continue reading


What is Euthanasia? Euthanasia is considered one of the most controversial issues facing humanity today. Euthanasia is a type of assisted suicide, in other words, where one person helps another person to take their own life. However, the reason for such action occurs where an individual may be facing a very serious debilitating illness that … Continue reading

Knowledge: what you know and what you can retain in your mind.

Knowledge:  what you know and what you can retain in your mind. On my previous assignment on Jean-Paul Sarte, His overall philosophy was “humans are free.” As a result to this, he connected knowledge with the theory of value, human nature, learning, and the society.  What we value, is determined by our knowledge, our human … Continue reading

Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre was born  in June 21, 1905, in Paris, France. Sartre lost his father at an early age and grew up in the home of his maternal grandfather. As a boy, Jean Paul was  small in stature and cross-eyed. Jean Paul had troubles fitting in with other children, therefore was always in search of … Continue reading

Definitions Truth – actual state of matter – applied to premise (if one premise is false, the conclusion is false.) Validity – correct form – containing premises from which the conclusion may logically be derived. Soundness – Argument/theory is valid – All of its premises are true Example: All men are mortal Socrates is a … Continue reading

Hypothetical syllogism

Major premise  – If i eat Mcdonalds everyday, i will be obese.          I dont eat Mcdonalds everyday conclusion –  Therefore i am not obese. Terms : Mcodnalds –  middle term To eat everyday – predicate term Obesity – subject term Examination: This conclusion is invalid because it is possible that i could eat other unhealthy, processed food, … Continue reading