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Myth of Er (Plato, Republic) 0

Myth of Er (Plato, Republic)

The Myth of Er is the concluding parable in Plato’s Republic (book X), concerning the fate of souls after death and the choices available to them before reincarnation. Summary of the Myth The Warrior,...

Structuralism – Definition 0

Structuralism – Definition

Structuralism is a method of approach, and not a philosophy in itself, that has application in both linguistics and the social sciences : – in linguistics : The theory of language is best dezcribed...

Emanationism – Definition 0

Emanationism – Definition

Emanationism is a theory particularly associated with neoplatonism, which accounts for the source and structure of reality in terms of a perpetual, spontaneous flowing out (emanation) from a trascendant principle, usually called God or...

Theory Laden – Definition 0

Theory Laden – Definition

Denoting a concept, term, or statement that refers to, and can only be understood in the light of, a particular theory. For example, the phrase ‘collective unconscious’ makes sense only in the context of...

Tabula Rasa in Locke 0

Tabula Rasa in Locke

The tabula rasa is the latin expression for blank tablet. Tabula rasa have been used by John Locke in the Human Understanding to describe the state of the human mind at birth. His contention...

Actuality VS Potentiality in Aristotle 0

Actuality VS Potentiality in Aristotle

Actuality and Potentiality are constrasting terms for that which has form, in Aristotle‘s sense, and that which has merely the possibility of having form. Actuality (energeia in Greek) is that mode of being in...