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Cause & Causality in Philosophy

General definition The cause, according to many philosophers, means a force that produces an effect. The search for causes is natural to the human mind, which believes that “nothing happens without reason” (see the principle...

The No-Ownership Theory in Strawson 0

The No-Ownership Theory in Strawson

The no-ownership theory is a metaphysical doctrine of the self, labelled by Strawson. It arises from cartesian mind-body dualism (see mind body problem) and maintains that conscious experiences with a subject cannot be said...

Emotion: Philosophical Definitions 0

Emotion: Philosophical Definitions

What is an emotion? Basically, Emotion can be defined as a manifestation of the emotional life, usually accompanied by a pleasurable or painful state of consciousness. Emotion is a disorder of variable duration, an imbalance. The...

Logical Atomism – Definition 0

Logical Atomism – Definition

Wittgenstein, in his Tractatus Logico Philosophicus, a expressed the logical atomism philosophy. It is the belief that analysis of the conditions necessary to give a sentence a definite meaning reveals that ordinary (molecular) sentences...

Behaviourism – Definition 0

Behaviourism – Definition

The behaviourist theory has been first propounded by the psychologist J.B. Watson in Behaviourism (1925). This branch asserts that psychological functionning is definable in terms of observed behavioural data. Branches and Meanings Initially introduced in...

The Philosophical Materialism 0

The Philosophical Materialism

Materialism is one the most spread philosophical schools, represented by Epicurus, Marx or Hobbes. It is opposed to idealistic philosophy. Definition As most commonly understood in philosophy, the term denotes the doctrine that whatever...