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An Evaluation of the Trade-Off Between Accuracy and Simplicity
“In knowledge there is always a trade- off between accuracy and simplicity.” Evaluate this statement in relation to two areas of knowledge. In my own words, “In knowledge there is always a trade- off between accuracy and simplicity,” means, “accuracy is always lost when only the important pieces of information are kept.” “...
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The Importance of Perspective in Our Pursuit of Knowledge
Without perspective, our world would be rather bland and without much excitement. Funnily enough, this is simply my perspective of the world. Perspective can be defined as a way of viewing the world using our senses and previous knowledge. Those who are more conservative tend to depreciate perspective, as perspective means...
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The Concept of Empiricism and the Philosophy of Experience
John Locke and David Hume were considered to be two of the greatest thinkers and philosophers of their time. During the Age of Enlightenment, these two men spent much of their time delving deeply into the concepts that make the human mind so abstract. Both men were very well aware of the consciousness of man, and the subjec...
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The Concept of Systems Theory and Action Research, and a Study on Departmentalized Versus Self-Contained Classroom
CHAPTER 2. LITERATURE REVIEW Systems Theory A theory that supports the theoretical foundation of this study is systems theory. Systems theory can be applied to any system that exists in nature, technology, or, or human domains (Boulding, 1991). Systems theory involves systems thinking, which means concentrating on the who...
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A Life of Fulfillment Through Transcendentalism
Leading a Fulfilled Life Transcendentalism is the great fight between one’s identity and the oppressive conformity of the world. Throughout history, Transcendentalists preached that being “Self reliant” was the greatest quality a man could hold. A person’s intellectualism and spirituality wasn’t corrupted by these oppressi...
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A Review of Action Learning, a Philosophy by Michael Marquardt
Examining a different philosophy of learning, Action Learning, by Michael J. Marquardt, we see that this type of leadership development “develops the whole leader for the whole organization” (Marquardt, 2011, p. 1). Simply put, action learning teaches leaders and organizations that learning is accomplished by acting their...
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The Philosophical Perspectives of Descartes' Cartesian Rationalism, Locke's Empiricism, and Kant's Transcendental Idealism on Mind Body Dualism
“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.” ~ Rene Descartes Cartesian Rationalism & the Mind/Body Problem Philosophy is founded on the principles of human reason and dependent on the fact that humans are able to rationalize...
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Animals Are Not Humans, but Humans Are Animals
In the Bible, Genesis 1:26 states, “God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’” The most dominant quality within all people on Eart...
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A Discussion on Whether Knowledge is Only a Systematic Organization of Facts
“Knowledge is nothing more than the systematic organization of facts.” Discuss this statement in relation to two areas of knowledge. Knowledge can be acquired through any way of knowing in any area of knowledge. To claim that knowledge can never be anything more than a methodically structured list of things that are ind...
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A Comparison of Our Approach to Knowledge About the Past and Our Approach to Knowledge About the Future
Compare and contrast our approach to knowledge about the past with our approach to knowledge about the future. Spending time contemplating both the past and future is a very common practice amongst people in many cultures. From adults stressing about things they’ve done when they were younger, to children fantasizing ab...
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A Discussion on the Point of Knowledge Being to Produce Meaning and Purpose to Our Lives
Prescribed Title: “The whole point of knowledge is to produce both meaning and purpose in our personal lives.” To what extent do you agree with this statement? “Meaning and purpose” in one’s personal life is the same thing as one’s personal reason for which they live. It depends on what they think their purpose on Earth is...
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The Importance of Learning Lays In Connecting Science and Personal Experiences
In order to truly learn and prove a full understanding of the material presented in lecture and in readings, one must be able to make connections between the material learned in one class and material learned in another class. Making connections personally is equally important, as doing so provides a deeper understanding to...
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The Philosophy of Stoicism Among Other Philosophical Ways of Thinking
Stoicism, Utilitarianism, and Beyond Throughout history there have been many different philosophical ways of thinking, from Deontology and Utilitarianism and from Plato to Nussbaum, views have overlapped, contradicted, and tested the way people look at the world. One of these schools of thought is Stoicism; the philosop...
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The Differences between the Sublime and the Beautiful
The sublime is something that it is not the highest degree of beauty, but rather a different kind of experience all together. Sublimity can be found in the wild and dangerous ways of nature and beauty is something more pleasant, something which can be found only through the rejection of that which contaminates the atmospher...
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Contextualism and Its Place in Practical Knowledge in View of Skepticism
Contextualism and Its Place in Practical Knowledge The purpose of knowledge is to further the advancement of humanity through the practical world. If knowledge is considered in any other form, meaning it is irrelevant to the practical real world as in the case of skepticism, then it is of no use to humanity. Knowledge is n...
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An Analysis of John Locke's Argument in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
An Essay Concerning An Essay Concerning Human Understanding As I Understand It
In John Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding he says that "It is
impossible that any... practical principle should be innate." He specifies
which ideas that he thinks are the least likely to be inna...
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The Types and Meanings of Happiness
Every day we go about our lives, each of them different, each of them identifying with a sort of roller coaster of emotions, but all have the same goal. Everyone is looking for inner happiness. Some spend their whole life searching for happiness and others simply find it. “Happiness is a strong meaningful word that contains...
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A Discussion on Whether Determinism is True and Whether Free Will Can Exist
CLAIM: Determinism* is true, and therefore free will cannot exist. CLARIFICATION: Determinism* is the position that the state of any tense total world state is entirely the result of a prior tense total world state plus the laws of nature, laws of logic, and randomness. Free will is having the authority over one’s own ac...
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An Attempt to Summarize and Define Human Wisdom
The anthology, Maybe (Maybe Not) offers a thought provoking essay which presents the challenge of choosing a single word to summarize human wisdom. We are first presented with the Hebrew word timshel, which offers a variety of meanings. This seven letter word is so powerful because the way it is interpreted decides the mean...
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A Better Understanding of the Orient in the Essay of Edward Said
Postcolonialism The western half of the world, also known as the Occident, is known for it’s condescending perspective of the Orient, or the eastern half of the world. During the emergence of European colonization, the Europeans believed it was their destiny as the “superior” race (as they defined themselves in compared to...
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An Argumentative Essay on Determining Free Will
When we're born into a family, we did not have the option to pick or
chose who we wanted to live with or how to be raised. Many people today
would think that we do have free will whenever we view ourselves as the
factor of influencing the world in various ways such as choosing your
profession. Even though beliefs and desire...
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An Explanation of the Theory, Theorists, Scoring, and My Scores of the Self-Acceptance Scale by Emanuel M. Berger
Average Alternating Acceptance of Self Introduction: The Self-Acceptance Scale created by Emanuel M. Berger was based off of Carl Rogers’ theory on the development of the self and the fully functioning person. Rogers believed that self-insight was an important predictor of behavior and is shaped in childhood, but not unch...
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An Analysis of the Theories of John Hobson
John Hobson was born in 1858. Not much is known about his life because of his shy nature and tendency to be a sort of shut in. He described himself as “ the middle stratum of the middle class of a middle sized town of the Midlands.” He was first influenced by the works of Ruskin who mocked the bourgeois. He would then later...
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A Response on Jean Paul Sartre, an Existentialist Philosopher
Jean Paul Sartre is known for his works in the field of Existentialism. Existentialism is the idea that human existence precedes essence. This slogan basically means that humans, through their own consciousness, create their own values. What he uses to enforce this idea he uses to support this idea is the fact that at the v...
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The Concept of Groupthink and the Pursuit of Knowledge
In this day and age, people have oftentimes believed that knowledge can only be achieved through a group effort. People who believe this tend to find that if one person were to think independently, they would only produce ideas that work with their preexisting ideas, and did not consider all possible viewpoints in a subject...
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