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For questions regarding the epistemological view opposing empiricism. Rationalism, traditionally associated with philosophers like Descartes, Leibniz and Spinoza, emphasizes reason, rather than experi…
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For questions about the philosophical work of Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), a French philosopher and novelist.
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Albert Camus (1913-1960) was a French author who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957. He is associated with existentialism and absurdism.
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Gottlob Frege (1848-1925) was an important German mathematician, logician and philosopher who is generally considered the father of modern logic and analytic philosophy.
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Occam's/Ockham's razor is a principle, created by William of Ockham, that can be summarized as "Among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected".
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A moral agent is something that is culpable for the outcome of actions taken. What this implies can be radically different depending upon the school of thought, metaphysical relationship held, as well…
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It was Nick Bostrom who coined the "simulation hypothesis" but the concept of a simulated universe touches upon many related ideas: from Descartes' "evil genius" to Edgar Allan Poe's "Dream within a d…
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Paul-Michel Foucault is a French philosopher that studied ethics, epistomology, and social constructs.
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'Philosophy of History' shouldn't be confused with 'History of Philosophy'
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deontology is a philosophical stance on ethics that people ought to act in regard to a duty to "the law" (or rules).
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Explanations about the though of a philosophical author or school
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Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) was a German philosopher. In 1818 he wrote The World as Will and Representation.
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Gottfried Wilhelm (von) Leibniz (1646 - 1716) was a German philosopher, logician and mathematician. He is associated with rationalism and the calculus.
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