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PHIL203 Metaphysics 形上學

20th Dec 2006 - 07:09pm 哲學
這個學期我修讀的是形上學(Metaphysics)﹐這課本來不是我的首選。一來上學期讀完Hume大肆批評形上學廢﹐二來上課時間在中午很不方便。不過晚上那班倫理進階滿額了﹐加上哲學部門的指導教授說我的根基未穩﹐建議我先在二年級的課中打好基礎﹐於我逢星期一三的午飯時間﹐便會從公司開溜回大學上堂﹐成為班中唯一一個邊吃飯盒邊抄筆記的人。 讀形上學的確沒有什麼實際的用途﹐它不像認知論背負起整個現代科學的基礎﹐也不像倫理學般關乎切身的社會問題。形上學研究超越這個世界﹐不在受制於現實的物理層面的東西﹐嚴格來說可以說是純吹水。不過這些看似吹水…

哲學有價

20th Dec 2006 - 07:09pm 哲學
蘇格拉底﹐柏拉圖﹐亞里士多德﹐笛卡兒﹐康德﹐莫休﹐尼采﹐維基斯旦﹐奇克果﹐這一干人等除是全部 已作古人外﹐他們有什麼共通之處呢﹖他們全部都是歷史上赫赫有名的哲學家﹐他們的思想影響深遠﹐我們日常生活中的想法﹐或多或少也可以追朔至他們的著作。 不要以為當一個哲學家是很困難的一件事﹐其實平凡如你和我也可以…

進化論 vs 創造論

20th Dec 2006 - 07:08pm 哲學
二零零五年美國阿肯色洲有一群家長﹐入稟地方法院控告學校局﹐要求在高中生物科中加入創造論﹐與科學界普遍接受的進化論平起平坐。這事件只是自達爾文發明進化論百多年來﹐進化創造兩論爭議的其中一章。很多人對個爭論有所誤解﹐這個爭論不是有關那一個理論是對﹐那一個是錯﹐而是關於什麼是科學。進化論是一個科學理論﹐相信沒有人反對。但是創造論或換湯不換藥的智慧設計論﹐又是不是科學呢﹖ 讓我們先從科學哲學的角度﹐去介定什…

PHIL300 哲學入門

20th Dec 2006 - 07:08pm 哲學
這個學期我在大學修讀了我的第一門哲學課﹐是PHIL300哲學入門。讀這科可以說是純為興趣﹐今個學期我已經做完碩士論文等畢業﹐橫豎有公司交學費不要浪費﹐便找門有興趣的課來…

哲學功課: Problem of Induction

7th Jul 2006 - 02:54pm 哲學
David Hume has introduced one of the problems in epistemology that baffled many philosophers for ages. In his argument about the problem of induction, he made the claim that inductive inference cannot be rationally justify. Many philosophers…

哲學功課: Cogito, ergo sum

7th Jul 2006 - 02:51pm 哲學
The Cogito is the short form of “Cogito, ergo sum” in Latin, which means “I think, therefore I am” in English. The Cogito is the most famous quote from French philosopher Rene Descartes (1596 – 1650). Contrary to popular beliefs, the phrase “Cogit…

哲學功課: On Fatalism

30th Apr 2006 - 12:00pm 哲學
In this essay I will discuss the conflict between God’s foreknowledge and our freedom. I will first examine the problem of fatalism proposed by Richard Taylor. Then I will reproduce the resolution proposed by St. Augustine and William Rowe.…

哲學功課: Problems of McTaggart and the unreality of time

30th Apr 2006 - 12:00am 哲學
In this essay I will criticize the unreality of time proposed by McTaggart. First I will outline the arguments on the unreality of time by McTaggart. Then I will reject his premises and deductions one by one to show McTaggart has failed to conclude…