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Visar resultat 16 - 20 av 73 uppsatser innehållade ordet metaphysics.

  1. 16. SCENE STIR: How we begin to see the biosphere in David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas

    Master-uppsats, Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Författare :Vincent Cavalier; [2015]
    Nyckelord :Cloud Atlas; nonhumans; Anthropocene; Timothy Morton; Bruno Latour; object oriented ontology;

    Sammanfattning : This essay marks the degrading biosphere in David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas and argues that its narrative disclosure is meaningfully explored using the idea of a growing ecological awareness. The book depicts agentive nonhumans that are unseen or under-attended by the novel’s humans. LÄS MER

  2. 17. On Kim's critique of non-reductive physicalism

    Magister-uppsats, Umeå universitet/Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier

    Författare :Roque Molina; [2015]
    Nyckelord :Nonreductive physicalism; downward causation; causal closure; levels; irreducibility;

    Sammanfattning : Kim criticizes non-reductive physicalism as a suitable metaphysics of mind among things because of its failure on the issue of mental causation. The failure is especially present in the thesis of supervenience physicalism. LÄS MER

  3. 18. Western and Indian theories of consciousness confronted A comparative overview of continental and analytic philosophy with Advaita Vedanta and Madhyamaka Buddhism

    Kandidat-uppsats, Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion

    Författare :Michele Cossellu; [2014-01-22]
    Nyckelord :consciousness; nonduality; phenomenology; Advaita Vedanta; Madhyamaka Buddhism; epistemology;

    Sammanfattning : The burgeoning field of cognitive studies in the West is motivated by a renewed interest inconscious experience, which arose in the postmodern zeitgeist in response to the positivist,scientific ideal of objectivity. This work presents a historical overview of Western philosophyfrom its dawn, focusing on the evolution of key concepts in metaphysics, ontology andepistemology, to arrive at the examination of modern theories on consciousness. LÄS MER

  4. 19. The Mystical End of Finitude: Analogia Entis as Catholic Denkform

    Kandidat-uppsats, Lunds universitet/Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap

    Författare :Sebastian Ekberg; [2014]
    Nyckelord :theology; philosophy; ecumenism; creation; grace; Karl Barth; Hans Urs von Balthasar; Gottlieb Söhngen; Erich Przywara; Philosophy and Religion;

    Sammanfattning : This thesis aims to show that the doctrine of analogia entis, the analogy of being, is a proper form of thought for Catholic theology, because it is based on a theological metaphysics. The thesis includes a very brief historical account of the concept of analogy in philosophical and theological metaphysics, but has for its real starting point the exclamation of Karl Barth that the analogia entis is "the invention of the Antichrist. LÄS MER

  5. 20. An Evolutionary Argument against Physicalism : or some advice to Jaegwon Kim and Alvin Plantinga

    Magister-uppsats, Uppsala universitet/Teologiska institutionen

    Författare :Christoffer Skogholt; [2014]
    Nyckelord :philosophy of mind; reductionism; mental causation; Jaegwon Kim; Alvin Plantinga; The myth of nonreductive materialism the evolutionary argument against naturalism ;

    Sammanfattning : According to the dominant tradition in Christianity and many other religions, human beings are both knowers and actors: beings with conscious beliefs about the world who sometimes act intentionally guided by these beliefs. According to philosopher of mind Robert Cummins the “received view” among philosophers of mind is epiphenomenalism, according to which mental causation does not exist: neural events are the underlying causes of both behavior and belief which explains the correlation (not causation) between belief and behavior. LÄS MER