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    Innate Ideas

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    Innate Ideas Throughout the passage of time, philosophers have written and discussed many topics in philosophy. Sometimes, these philosophers agree on ideas or sometimes they make their own assumptions. There are two philosophers who had different ideas concerning where innate ideas come from and how we get these types of ideas. Rene Descartes and John Locke were these two philosophers with the opposing argument on innate ideas. The place where Descartes discusses his views were in the Meditations

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    truth, Descartes used only his logic to identify his existence. He also proved that there is some type of knowledge that we are born with. “Some of our ideas seem to be “born with me,” some “invented” by me, whereas others “come from without” (Descartes, 2008, p. 211). Which means Descartes believed that we enter this world with some innate ideas that overtime helps us to develop understanding of our sense (invented by me) and through our experiences (comes from without). Descartes was a dualist;

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    The Origin of Ideas

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    The Origin of Ideas Webster's dictionary defines the word idea as 1) something, such as a thought or conception, that potentially or actually exists in the mind as a product of mental activity, 2) an opinion, a conviction, or a principle, 3) a plan, scheme, or method 4) the gist of a specific situation, and 5) a notion. We have a better understanding of these definitions today because of the thoughts and writings of Descartes and John Locke. These two have very different views on the origin

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    Ideas as Things

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    of learning or understanding. Educational theorists use metaphors to describe and demonstrate their theories, but ordinary people also use metaphors to describe cognition. For example, we use images of light to express thought; we have ‘‘bright ideas’’ or ‘‘dark thoughts,’’ or see we the ‘‘light of reason.’’ Atmospheric conditions are also used to describe the quality of someone’s thinking, a person can be an ‘‘airhead,’’ plans can be hazy, and memory can cloud. The common metaphors used to

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    Housewarming Gift Ideas

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    housewarming party to invite your new as well as old friends and family members can be a nice idea. The housewarming gift ideas are many and varied. Your relationship with the gift-receiver can be an important point in deciding the gift ideas. Housewarming gift ideas can personal, c... ... middle of paper ... ...hus give them a nice treat. This will make them feel relaxed in the homely atmosphere. If all of these ideas fail to impress you, you can just sign a cheque on their name and tell them to buy the

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    Analysis of Idea in "Haircut" In accordance with the writings of Hugh H. Paschal, "Idea is often equated to theme, the central meaning of a literary work" (67). To reiterate, it may be said that idea is the central objective thought the author is attempting to impress upon his reader through his writings. The importance of idea in literature lies in the fact that usually it goes beyond a single statement such as might be found in an essay to include many provocative insights into a diverse number

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    Ideas from the Underground Automotive designer Jerry Hirschberg was speaking to the product planning manager for marketing at Nissan about redesigning their light trucks:'Really, "I responded, growing intrigued. "Yep. Seems they use their trucks as trucks less than twenty-five percent of the time"... "What do they use them as the rest of the time?"I wondered. "Basic transportation. Cars." There. A small, barely detectable synaptic spark The truck trisected itself in my mind in to three

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    The big idea about Hume is the fact that there are two main things that make up the entirety of the human experience: ideas and impressions. Note that all ideas are made up of impressions. Hume also talked about what things we can truly know. The only thing that we can know according to Hume is the fact that we are something that has the ability to think. All we can know about ourselves is that we have the ability to think. We also can’t say that we automatically know that we have a body. We only

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    Are Spinozistic Ideas Cartesian Judgements?

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    Are Spinozistic Ideas Cartesian Judgements? Abstract Some commentators of Spinoza maintain that Spinozistic ideas are judgements. I shall call this view the common interpretation, since it is popular to interpret Spinoza as reacting against Descartes’s theory of ideas and accordingly consider Spinozistic ideas not as Cartesian ideas, but as Cartesian judgements. The clearest difference between Descartes and Spinoza here is that whereas Descartes thought that ideas are passive, Spinoza thought

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    Yash Shah PHIL 101 Professor: Sarah Hansen Descartes’ claim that the idea of God is an innate idea Descartes sounds really confused in the starting when he has all the misconceptions about the world. He has to question each and every thing that is happening around him. He fells that senses are deceptive, people are deceptive and, God [if exists] is deceptive (calls him an evil genius). He doesn’t really believe in trusting people who have deceived him even once as he counts it as a mark

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