TitanicTitanic The film Titanic is riddled with moral dilemmas. In one of the scenes, the owner of Star Line, the shipping company that owned the now-sinking Unsinkable, joins a lowered life-boat. The tortured expression on his face demonstrates that even he experiences more than unease at his own conduct. Prior to the disaster, he instructs the captain to adopt a policy dangerous to the ship. Indeed, it proves fatal. A complicating factor was the fact that only women and children were allowed by the
Emma - Romantic ImaginationEmma - Romantic Imagination Jane Austen?s Emma and the Romantic Imagination To see a world in a grain of sand And a heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour. ?William Blake, ?Auguries of Innocence? Imagination, to the people of the eighteenth century of whom William Blake and Jane Austen are but two, involves the twisting of the relationship between fantasy and reality to arrive at a fantastical point at which a world can be extrapolated from a sin
David HumeDavidHumeDavidHume, a Scottish philosopher and historian who lived from 1711-76, carried the empiricism of John Locke and George Berkeley to the logical extreme of radical skepticism. Although his family wanted him to become a lawyer, he felt an insurmountable resistance to everything but philosophy and learning. Mr. Hume attended Edinburgh University where he studied but did not graduate, and in 1734 he moved to a French town called La Fleche to pursue philosophy. He later returned to Brit
HumeHume I was from the beginning scandalised, I must own, with this resemblance between the Deity and human creatures. --Philo DavidHume wrote much about the subject of religion, much of it negative. In this paper we shall attempt to follow Hume's arguments against Deism as Someone knowable from the wake He allegedly makes as He passes. This kind of Deism he lays to rest. Then, digging deeper, we shall try our hand at a critique of his critique of religion, of resurrecting a natural belief in G
18th Century European Enlightenment 18th Century European Enlightenment The Enlightenment is a name given by historians to an intellectual movement that was predominant in the Western world during the 18th century. Strongly influenced by the rise of modern science and by the aftermath of the long religious conflict that followed the Reformation, the thinkers of the Enlightenment (called philosophes in France) were committed to secular views based on reason or human underezding only, which they hoped would provide a basis for bene
A Time Of Change A Time of Change The enlightenment was a great time of change in both Europe and America. Some of the biggest changes, however, happened in the minds of many and in the writings of many philosophers. These included some of the beliefs of DavidHume, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, and Francois Voltaire. Writers during this time focused on optimism, which is the opinion to do everything for the best (Chaney 119), and the best for these philosophers was to stretch the minds of the ordinary.
Berkeleys Theory Of Immaterialism Berkeley's Theory of Immaterialism As man progressed through the various stages of evolution, it is assumed that at a certain point he began to ponder the world around him. Of course, these first attempts fell short of being scholarly, probably consisting of a few grunts and snorts at best. As time passed on, though, these ideas persisted and were eventually tackled by the more intellectual, so-called philosophers. Thus, excavation of the external world began. As the authoritarinism of the an
CCNY PHIL 102 00 Section L : Introduction to Philo CCNY PHIL 102 00 Section L : Introduction to Philosophy Fall 201 6 Professor: Damion K. Scott Classroom: NAC 1/203 Office: NAC 5/144 Class Hours: Tu/Thu 9:30 - 10:45am Phone: (347) 581 4653 Office Hours: By Appointment Email: [email protected] Required Texts : Plato The Trial and Death of Socrates. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, 2000. Descartes, Rene Meditations on First Philosophy. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, 1993. Kant, Immanuel Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics 1783 King,