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Question: TMA02 Part 4 Philosophy 86%

Answer these questions in not more than 300 words in total.

1. Here are some claims. If possible, give a sound argument for each claim. Where this is not possible, give a valid argument anyway. Do indicate those cases where you believe your argument is sound.

A.) The Queen is a mother B.) The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain
C.) The earth is flat. D.) Eating people is wrong.
E.) Oranges are not the only fruit.

Answer: All women who give birth are mothers. The Queen has given birth. The Queen is a mother. Rain clouds can only form...


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  • Subject: Philosophy
  • Course: Philosophy
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 86%
  • Words: 300
  • Date submitted: January 13, 2009
  • Date written: August, 2004
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 102

Question: A) Discuss the relationship between individual freedom and social responsibility as represented in The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

B) How far is it appropriate to bear the same concepts in mind when considering Jacques-Louis David’s Brutus and Caspar David Friedrich’s Wanderer above the Sea of Fog?

Answer: The Social Contract was at its time and still remains an extremely controversial text, as were most of Rousseau’s writings. Primarily he...


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  • Subject: Philosophy
  • Course: Philosophy
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 82%
  • Words: 1049
  • Date submitted: January 13, 2009
  • Date written: July, 2004
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 106

Question: Analyse the various modern movements in Contempory continental philosophy.

Answer: Continental philosophy is an inclusive term used to describe several related philosophical traditions that notionally originated in continental Europe. The emergence of...


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  • Subject: Philosophy
  • Course: Philosophy
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 76%
  • Words: 2323
  • Date submitted: September 17, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2508

Question: A211 Philosophy and the human situation

Explain Isaiah Berlin’s distinction between negative and positive liberty using your own examples.

Answer: Berlin’s major arguments on negative freedom mark out the acceptable parameters on the interference in the lives of people. “You restrict my...


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  • Subject: Philosophy
  • Course: Philosophy
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 75%
  • Words: 603
  • Date submitted: June 02, 2014
  • Date written: April, 2010
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5795

Question: Are human beings free to choose as they will?

Answer: Is man free in the sense that he has some power to choose between two given alternatives? Or is his every act...


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  • Subject: Philosophy
  • Course: Philosophy
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 75%
  • Words: 1497
  • Date submitted: November 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2600

Question: (Phd Philosophy) Thesis title: Synchronisation in Concurrent, Object-oriented Languages: Expressive Power, Genericity and Inheritance

Answer: This thesis concerns itself with the topic of synchronisation in concurrent, object-oriented languages, (COOPL's) and makes contributions in three areas. The Sos...


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  • Subject: Philosophy
  • Course: Philosophy
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: Graduate
  • Mark: 75%
  • Words: 20057
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: October, 1994
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2517

Question: Natural Law and Enlightenment in France and Scotland. A comparative perspective.

Answer: One of the predominant theories in political and social philosophy of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries can arguably be identified in the...


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  • Subject: Philosophy
  • Course: Philosophy
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 9931
  • Date submitted: January 11, 2010
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Dissertation
  • Essay ID: 2598

Question: Does Leibniz Have One View Of Causation Or Several?

Answer: Gottfried Leibniz (July 1646 – November 1716) was one of the greatest mathematicians of the modern world. As an engineer he worked...


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  • Subject: Philosophy
  • Course: Philosophy
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 69%
  • Words: 2036
  • Date submitted: November 01, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2252

Question: Would Aristotle have found anything of value in a seaside holiday?

Answer: Aristotle’s views were quite definite and he made strong conclusions. He said that ‘An excellent human is someone who excels at rational...


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  • Subject: Philosophy
  • Course: Philosophy
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 68%
  • Words: 1921
  • Date submitted: January 20, 2010
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3654

Question: Immanuel Kant: Study

Answer: Born in Königsberg (now Kaliningrad, Russia), April 22, 1724, Kant received his education at the Collegium Fredericianum and the University of Königsberg...


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  • Subject: Philosophy
  • Course: Philosophy
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 68%
  • Words: 10000
  • Date submitted: January 11, 2010
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2577

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