Summary in contrast with the philosophy of a specific area of science (eg philosophy of physics, philosophy of biology), the general philosophy of science deals with questions that span the sciences the main questions in this area have been the broad question of the nature and justification of. Greek philosophy as an independent cultural genre began around 600 bce, and its insights still persist to our times the pre-socratics about 600 bce, the greek cities of ionia were the intellectual and cultural leaders of greece and the number one sea-traders of the mediterranean. There are many interesting historical questions about the dn model that remain largely unexplored why did “scientific explanation” emerge when it did as a major topic for philosophical discussion this has been the subject of a great deal of philosophical discussion, p, 1959, the nature of historical explanation, oxford: oxford.
According to carl hempel in the function of general laws in history (the journal of philosophy, vol 39, no 2, 1942, pp 35-48), explanation in history consists of the derivation of the explanandum from general laws william dray called this the covering law model of historical explanation. Philosophy of history, the study either of the historical process and its development or of the methods used by historians to understand their material in more recent times, a comparable attitude was discernible beneath arnold toynbee’s uncompromising repudiation of the idea that history is “a. Theories of explanation within the philosophy of science there have been competing ideas about what an explanation is historically, explanation has been associated with causation: to explain an event or phenomenon is to identify its cause. A new philosophy of history will grapple with issues of social explanation that have been so important for the current generation of social-science historians and will incorporate the best current understandings of the philosophy of social science about social ontology and explanation.
The history of philosophy in the west begins with the greeks, and particularly with a group of philosophers commonly called the pre-socratics this is not to deny the occurrence of other pre-philosophical rumblings in egyptian and babylonian cultures. A quick history of philosophy pre-socratic philosophy page the explanations are necessarily simplistic and lacking in detail, though, and the links should be followed for more this idea, known as dualism (or, more specifically, cartesian dualism), set the agenda for philosophical discussion of the mind-body problem for. Looking for sources on philosophical discussion of modern atomic theory i'm currently planning a research project which tracks the development of atomic theory in the physical sciences (though mainly physics since that's my subject. Here is a great list of philosophical questions to get you thinking about life, the universe, and everything some questions are quite complicated, and some questions are deceptively simple but with broad or far reaching implications.
Explore and engage in riveting philosophical debate topics, including debates about the meaning of life, good vs evil and much more. Philosophy is a way of thinking about the world, the universe, and societyit works by asking very basic questions about the nature of human thought, the nature of the universe, and the connections between them. The greek root of philosophy is 'love of wisdom' and philosophy tries to provide a thorough, theoretical backing for the claims of wisdom, based on reasons philosophical questions: are open to examination, further questioning and enquiry.
Hegel begins by outlining three major types of historical method: original history, which is written during the historical period in question reflective history, which is written after the period has passed and which brings reflective thought and interpretation to bear on it and philosophic history, which uses a priori philosophical thought to interpret history as a rational process. Justin, this is a very interesting post the buddha’s explanation of the experience of selfhood is similar to that of hume, saying that the experience of selfhood comes from an aggregation of 5 factors, or skandhas – form, sensation, perception, mental formations, and discernment. Philosophy relates to the study of, and attempts to understand, the root nature of reality, existence, and knowledge there are many questions in life for which there are no set answers, or such diverging opinions on answers that just raise more questions.
The philosophy and i history of prisons poetic justice build prisons not day-care lock ’em up the first philosophical approach (or rationale) is that punishment, strictly de-fined, is not evil in our discussion, if punish-ment did deter or incapacitate or facilitate rehabilitation, then “the many”. Themselves on either the range of proper philosophical questions or the proper methods of answering them, they within a grand historical narrative, for example your to enlarge a little on this explanation, for example by indicating in her introduction which term in smith’s. Plato, a famous greek philosopher who wrote the allegory of the cave, attempted to answer some of these philosophical questions, most notably about the nature of reality.
35 modern physics, in that it attempts to provide an explanation for our experiences, is an example of which branch of philosophy would include the following type of discussion: the question of the immortality of the human mind or soul is necessarily connected to one's understanding of the relationship of the soul to the human body - is. Philosophy topics below is an extensive guide on the various philosophy topics for philosophy scholars and others interested in philosophy and related disciplines far from comprehensive, but a good place that covers various dimensions of thought process by different individuals. The historical study of philosophical epistemology is the historical study of efforts to gain philosophical understanding or knowledge of the nature and scope of human knowledge since efforts to get that kind of understanding have a history, the questions philosophical epistemology asks today about human knowledge are not necessarily the same. The sneetches by dr seuss is excellent for discussing issues of prejudice and discrimination with children when the star-bellied sneetches and the plain-bellied sneetches treat one another disrespectfully because of simple stars on their bellies, one is forced to question the absurdity of such prejudice.