Articles for tag: David Hume, Tabula Rasa

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Reason in Rousseau and Descartes

The interpretations of reason presented by Descartes and Rousseau have similarities and differences that help us to better understand our modernity and how we may fully realize our human potential. A few key points where these exist are on the relation of reason to human nature, the necessity of independence in a man’s thinking, and ...

Habits, Phobias, and Classical Conditioning

What are the psychological and biological factors that set the pathway for learning? The topic of learning has fascinated psychologists since the dawn of the profession. There have been many debates in the early years of psychology about whether or not we learn due to a biological function, such as instincts, or we are empty ...

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Latin Phrases Everyone Should Know!

Schools don’t teach Latin Anymore. It’s a shame really, because now when these uneducated fools get into real life, and find themselves in legal trouble, or with a medical condition, someone will have to stupefy the meanings of terms for them. And I would imagine if anyone who wants a chance at being a return ...

John Locke Theory Applied

Teaching or learning ethics in a university setting carries with it the potential of using theories of old to try and cover topics in today’s business environment. While I will agree that this can be accomplished successfully, in many cases the theories are outdated in this global world of ours. To that end, I will ...

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What to Do with Leftover Cooked Rice

Leftover cooked rice is like gold. Few ingredients elicit the same ‘Eureka!’ exclamation when discovered nestled among the Andean landscape of color-coded Tupperware and hastily Saran-wrapped bowls of suspect meal remainders in our refrigerator. Pick a continent, pick a cuisine, pick a protein. Leftover rice is the tabula rasa of a quick meal. Finding it ...

William Harvey: The Bridge to the Scientific Revolution

Before the world could bask in the light of the Scientific Revolution, a revision of the medical contributions of ancient physicians such as Aristotle and Galen needed to separate fact from unsubstantiated theory from worthwhile theory. A synthesis of empirical observation with mathematical extrapolation needed to take place which simultaneously rejected the Dogmatist school’s literal ...

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How to Improve Your Handwriting

When I was a kid, my grandmother used to make me practice my cursive handwriting. Needless to say, when I was younger, I found handwriting practice to be incredibly tedious. My grandmother would sit me down, yank a book off the bookshelf, open it up to a random page, and make me transcribe the entire ...

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Looking at Lost: Sawyer’s Top Ten Nicknames

Aside from his sarcastic wit and general moody nature, LOST‘s Sawyer is known for his scathing yet humorous nicknames. From the very first episode, Sawyer has labeled just about every other person on the Island with some sort of derogatory moniker, whether playing off of a character trait or simply mocking the person. If you’re ...