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Ancient Philosophy – Videos & Links

Presocratics A History of Philosophy | 01 The Beginning of Greek Philosophy – Dr. Arthur Holmes A History of Philosophy | 02 The Moral Universe in the Presocratics – Dr. Arthur Holmes Thales of Miletus – Introduction to Thales, Anaximenes, and Anaximander Introduction to Parmenides – Academy of Ideas Parmenides – Angie Hobbs Introduction to Anaxagoras… Continue reading Ancient Philosophy – Videos & Links

Cosmology · Epistemology · Metaphysics

Possible Worlds – David Lewis

The American philosopher David Lewis (1941 – 2001) argued that, beyond this world, the actual world, there are countless possible worlds of a certain nature. These possible worlds exist and are as real as the actual one. The inhabitants of this world are only a few compared to all the inhabitants of all the worlds.… Continue reading Possible Worlds – David Lewis

Basics · Cosmology · Uncategorized

The Big Bang Theory – Three Pieces of Evidence

The Big Bang Theory (BBT) is a cosmological model about the origins of the Universe. Starting out from a high-density and high temperature state, the theory suggests that the Universe has been inflating over the past 13.8 billion years before developing into the present-day Universe. The idea that the Universe can be traced back to… Continue reading The Big Bang Theory – Three Pieces of Evidence

Basics · Cosmology · Metaphysics

Max Tegmark – The Mathematical (Level IV) Multiverse

The physicist and cosmologist Max Tegmark propagates the view that the Universe can be thought of as a mathematical structure and that all mathematical structures exist in form of parallel worlds. The purpose of this essay is to sketch Tegmark main arguments and show how they substantiate Tegmark’s proposal. The idea of a close relationship… Continue reading Max Tegmark – The Mathematical (Level IV) Multiverse

Basics · Metaphysics · Philosophy of Mind

Anomalous Monism – David Davidson

The relationship between mind and body can be described with a set of three principles (Davidson 1970, p. 116): First, the Principle of Causal Interaction. It states that at least some mental events interact causally with physical events. That means that a physical event can cause a mental event and vice versa. Examples: taking an… Continue reading Anomalous Monism – David Davidson