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Conceptual Precis 8

May 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Class, ┬áis defined as a term to describe the “Social divisions and inequalities” based on multiple different factors. The book continues to talk about how this term directly relate to the clergy and noble’s of the 16th, 17th and 18th century. When I think of the word class this is exactly what I think, I believe it’s in reference to the separation of people based on outside factors. I also think of maybe a class act or someone who is very respectful in regards to their actions. When I asked people about class they seemed to either think about educational class’s or that definition of the word.

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Conceptual Precis 7

May 16th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The philosophical definition of Absurd is “the concept that human life is meaningless and pointless”. This means that nothing we do on Earth matters and that we do not matter at all. When I think of the concept of absurd I think of silliness, or nonsense because that is the English definition of the word. I talked to several of my friends and the idea of life being meaningless is not what they thought about when they hear absurd.

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Conceptual Precis 6

May 10th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Idealism is the idea that “ideas, not objects are the basis of reality”. This means that it’s not things that make up our perception of reality but instead that our ideas make that. When I use the term idealism not in the philosophical tradition I think of it along the lines of a noble or righteous look at what your talking about. Almost like the idealistic choice, the best choice or the most recommended use. Beliefs connected to this concept are easily listed, including, my perception of reality, because I would disagree with the idealism approach. I did not approach many people with questions about idealism but the one person I did said he agreed with the way I looked at it.

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Conceptual Precis 4

April 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Logic is defined in the philosophical sense as “the study of what constitutes valid reasoning”. This can also be explained as a method to organize the laws of reason. When I normally think of the word logic, I more or less think of common sense, that is the easiest way to explain my definition of logic. It’s different than the philosophical definition because I think of logic as a thing and not so much a method of thinking. My beliefs relating to logic are based off of my normal day to day actions, I think everything through as logically as possible before I make a decision. I got a lot of variation when I asked people about logic, several people agreed with me but there were others who had different definitions.

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Hello world!

March 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

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