Logic 101: Fallacies and the art of spotting bad arguments

Fallacies are fun! Ever wish you could win every argument someone proposes? Well, philosophers love that kind of stuff. In our line of study it’s all about proving the other guy wrong and making irrefutable arguments. Fallacies are arguments that have poor premises to support their conclusion. They are usually misleading, deceptive, and down right biased. […]

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Philosophy of Space and Time: A Short Introduction

First of all, I’d like to  apologise for my absence. With classes beginning and being on vacation, I haven’t had much time to do a post. While things may be slow for  bit, I promise to keep writing for you all! So let’s get into some philosophy, shall we? Ah, Space and time, a personal favorite of […]

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Empiricisim vs. Rationalism: How did you know that?

Both ideas deal with the study of epistemology, which is basically the study of knowledge. Empiricism and Rationalism are opposing sides in the argument of how we acquire knowledge throughout life. Allow me to introduce you to these two ideas about how you know what you know. Empiricism This idea explains that everything we know […]

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Logic 101: Validity and Soundness

Logic can be one of the most frustrating areas of philosophy. Anyone who has had a class on critical thinking or logic could tell you that they have spent hours and hours working on homework only to come out with a sub-par grade. When a friend of mine suggested to do a few posts on logic, […]

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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche: God is dead, and this guy killed him

Nietzsche was one of the most radical philosophers of the nineteenth century. He is famous for his provocative style of writing, which not only explains his ideas, but take the reader on a journey into his twisted and lavish mind. Credited as one of the first existentialists, Nietzsche’s criticisms on culture, religion and morality are […]

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Fate and Free Will: Whose side are you on?

In the world today it’s almost impossible to view a life in which we cannot control. We have so many options on a day-to-day basis that our choices seem limitless, but are they? It’s even been stated that the idea of free will is just an illusion. Needless to say free will is a long debated subject in […]

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Socrates: The founder of western philosophy never wrote a thing?

Socrates is one of the most recognized philosophers of all time. Born in ancient Greece,  he is the founder of western philosophy, which shapes the study in ways even today.  He led an interesting life that led to death as a martyr for his beliefs. In this relatively short post, I’m going to give a […]

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“I Think, Therefore I am” Confused: What does this Phrase Mean?

We have all heard this phrase in some form or another but even when I, myself, tried typing this little sentence into google to see what would come up, I was surprised to see that no one could give an explanation that wasn’t lengthy or straightforward. So I’m going to try my hand at explaining […]

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Idealism, Materialism, Monism, Dualism: More -isms than you can handle!

Idealism and materialism are two opposite ways of looking at the universe. These ideas take the most  basic concepts we can possibly think of and turn them on their ends.  So without further ado, let’s dive right into these concepts. Unfortunately, we’re going to have to cover a little bit of background information before we […]

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Metaphysics: The study that can’t be studied

We take some of the most basic things for granted like the concept of our own conscience, beleif in god, or our own free will. Metaphysics is the main branch of philosophy that deals with these concepts. Come see what this awesome field of philosophy has to offer in (un)Enlightened Philosophy's first blog post!

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