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History of Philosophy

The Renaissance as a movement and Philosophy is described as the reaching back for classical models in Medieval Europe, the search for naturalism over stylism in Art, the reemergence of Mathematics as intimately related to...


History of Philosophy

Islamic Philosophy is a part of the Islamic studies, and is a longstanding attempt to create...


Topic Papers

All Rights Reserved © 1998-99 M.R.M. ParrottThe chapter linked below first appeared as a series of internet discussion posts on Usenet, in 1998-99, and is the final chapter of "Synthetic A Priori", linked here courtesy of M.R.M. Parrott. ([http://mrmparrott.com/philosophy-science/...


Software

Introducing GetWiki 2.0 - With the ability to develop GetWiki fully independently of "legacy" concerns, GetWiki 2.0 has brought major improvements and changes to GetWiki 1.0. Beyond the endless bugfixes to the old MediaWiki codebase and Wikipedian origins, development stabilized for 1.0 and has since moved toward a few major...


Biographies

David Hume (7 May 1711 - 25 Aug 1776) was a Scottish philosopher, a key essayist in the Enlightenment, and most known for his subtle argument against "causality" using "induction". Hume's six-volume History of England (1754 - 1762) was very popular well into the nineteenth century. Influenced by the "empiricism" of John Locke, the "material idealism" of George...


Information Theory

This article develops the theory of relations in regard to its specifically combinatorial aspects. For a general discussion of the basic definitions, see the articles on binary relations and relations in mathematics. Relations fall into various types according to their specific properties, often as expressed in the axioms or...


Philosophy

Ethics (from the Ancient Greek ethikos, the adjective of ethos, "custom, habit"), is a major branch of Philosophy and the study of Value Theory, Customs and Morality of a person or group. It covers the analysis and employment of concepts such as Right and Wrong, Good and Evil, and moral responsibility...


Culture

THX 1138 - After watching the new DVD release of George Lucas's THX 1138, I cannot get the themes out of my mind. It may sound overstated, but I think the film is one of the very best "future shock", sci-fi, works I have seen. Although there are cynical levels on which to read the film, there is also an affirmative reading - a sense of hope. The tension between dystopia and utopia...


GetWiki

Web of WikiWebs - GetWiki uses custom external links to remote sites you can use, as well as links in the form of (Community:GetWiki), instead of pasting the entire url into your text. These links, some stored in the database and sometimes called "interwiki" links, are a wonderful invention. However, on local Wikis, like GetWiki, the link above could even link to the...


Philosophical Studies

Epistemology is the branch of Philosophy dealing with the nature, origin and scope of Knowledge, and Method in obtaining Knowledge. Some consensus exists as to which epistemological methods give human beings the most accurate understanding of the truth (rather...


History of Philosophy

The teachings of Gautama Buddha (6th century BC - 5th century BC), because of its non-theistic nature, have been described as more of a Philosophy than a Religion. However, adherents of Buddhism contest that even these two categories lack in defining Buddhist teaching. For them, Buddhism presents itself as way to attain understanding and direct insight into the true nature of...


Logic

In logic and mathematics, a tacit extension is in formal respects the simplest or the logically least committal of the several possible set operations that are inverse to the set-theoretic operation of projection. See also- Cartesian product Inverse relation Projection (set theory) ...


GetWiki

"Plug" Simplicity - Does anybody really need all those links and functions? Sometimes, I'm not so sure, and some wiki software is far more bare-bones, much prettier to look at. GetWiki is certainly simple to use, but in developing "Plug", the application now running rimric.com for free book reviews and news/discussion of small press titles, I'm now...


Books

The book Laws of Form (hereinafter abbreviated LoF), by G. Spencer-Brown, describes three distinct logical systems: The primary arithmetic (described in Chapter 4), which can be interpreted as Boolean arithmetic; The primary algebra (Chapter 6), which can be interpreted via two-element Boolean algebra (hereinafter...


Logic

For other uses, see Negation (disambiguation) In logic and mathematics, negation is an operation on logical values, for example, the logical value of a proposition, that sends true to false and false to true. Definition- Logical negation is an operation on one logical value, typically the value of...


Philosophical Studies

Philosophy of Religion is the study of the meaning and justification of fundamental religious claims, particularly about the nature and existence of God (or gods, or the divine). Philosophy of religion was classically regarded as part of metaphysics, since Aristotle, in some of whose writings were...


Philosophy

What is Philosophy? This question is as "philosophical" and profound as any of the big questions philosophers ask. The diverse, cultural activity of Philosophy is the historical study of the meaning and justification of beliefs about the most general and universal aspects of all things. It is a study carried out, not...


Philosophy

Metaphysics is a difficult branch of Philosophy, but is rather easy to define: It is the study of the most fundamental concepts and beliefs about them. Examples of metaphysical concepts are Being, Existence, Purpose, Universals, Property, Relation, Causality, Space, Time, Event,...


GetWiki

In Mathematics, a set of symbols is frequently used in mathematical expressions. As mathematicians are familiar with these symbols, they are not explained each time they are used. So, for mathematical novices, the following table lists many common symbols together with their name, pronunciation and related field of Mathematics. Additionally, the third column contains an informal...


Biographies

René Descartes (31 Mar 1596 - 11 Feb 1650), also known as Renatus Cartesius and dubbed "Father of Modern Philosophy", was a French philosopher crucial to Western Philosophy in the fields of Metaphysics and Philosophy of Mind, and he was a key figure, with Francis Bacon and others, in the Scientific Revolution. Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy...


Logic

In logic and mathematics, relation construction and relational constructibility have to do with the ways that one relation is determined by an indexed family or a sequence of other relations, called the relation dataset. The relation in the focus of consideration is called the faciendum. The relation dataset typically consists of a specified relation...


Software

PHP (PHP:Hypertext Preprocessor) is a reflective programming language originally designed for producing dynamic web pagesweblink | work PHP Manual| title = Introduction | accessdate - 2006-11-15 PHP is used mainly in server-side scripting, but can be used from a command line interface or in...


Philosophical Studies

Philosophy of History is an area of Philosophy concerning the eventual significance, if any, of "human history". Furthermore, it is speculative on Teleological Ends to historical development. It is to ask if there is a Design, Purpose, Directive Principle, or Finality in the processes of...


Culture

ibiblio (formerly SunSITE and MetaLab) is a digital library and archive project run jointly by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Center for the Public Domain. It is a "collection of collections", and hosts a diverse range of publicly available information and open source software. It also offers streaming audio radio stations. Unless otherwise...


Culture

The protected articles included below by M.R.M. Parrott first appeared on rimric folio in 2003. Older Than You Know- In the passage of years following that big year for Matrix fans, 2003, and of course, the breakthrough in 1999, I find the "trilogy", "franchise", or just "series", as more and more relevant to today's world, while also striking...

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