PHILOSOPHY PROJECT TOPICS AND MATERIALS

PHILOSOPHY PROJECT TOPICS AND MATERIALS

A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF WITTGENSTEIN’S APPRAISAL OF THE MIND-BODY PROBLEM

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION  1.1      Background of the Study The primacy of language in our daily discourse cannot be overemphasized. This is because it has become a medium through which members of a particular speech culture expresses their ideas, emotions and generally interacts with one another. It is against this background that the researcher takes a …

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A CRITIQUE OF KARL MARX’S NOTION OF ALIENATION

CHAPTER ONE 1.1 Background of Study Marx began his intellectual life as an ardent Hegelian. Between 1843 and 1848, under the influence of Feuerbach, he cleared his mind of what he later called “the old junk” and emerged together with Engels as a full-fledged materialist. Marx recognised that the concept of alienation under Smith’s capitalism …

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AN EVALUATION OF JOHN LOCKE’S NOTION OF IDEAS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study The question of how knowledge can be acquired has been of concern to philosophers from antiquity to contemporary period, prior to John Locke’s existence innatism was upheld by philosophers Locke Rene Descartes Baruch Spinoza and Philosophers of old like Plato as the source of knowledge. They were of …

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AN EXAMINATION OF W.V.O. QUINE’S NATURALIZED EPISTEMOLOGY

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1       Background of the Study            The major concern of the early philosophers like Thales, Anaximander and Anaximenes was on the nature of things; they tried to state the ultimate principle or element of the universe. Following the failure of these philosophers to provide a universal truth about the ultimate principle …

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AN EXAMINATION OF ROLLO MAY’S THEORY OF MAN IN THE WORLD

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study             The search for meaning has been the quest of man since the beginning of time. Man strive to understand the meaning of world they are in. Rollo May as an existential psychologist and philosopher, tries to improve the life of his patients and make them understand the …

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