Thomas Hobbes and the Politics of Natural Philosophy

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If life belonged to a body as a body, then all bodies would be alive. Humans, he said, must discipline themselves to accept their place in the world. Augustine stated that he would never allow his philosophical investigations to go beyond the authority of God. [4] :27 Anselm attempted to defend against what he saw as partly an assault on faith, with an approach allowing for both faith and reason. [5] The Augustinian solution to the faith/reason problem is to (1) believe, and then (2) seek to understand.

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Although the world has a beginning in time, it will not have an end (2:27–29) epub. He believed in the eternity of the universe. He also held that the soul is divided into two parts, one individual and one divine; while the individual soul is not eternal, all humans at the basic level share one and the same divine soul Averroes. Aristotle taught that everyone aims at some good. He said that happiness does not lie in pleasure but in virtuous activity. By virtuous activity, he meant behaving according to a mean between extremes. For example, courage is the mean between the extremes of cowardice and foolhardiness. The highest happiness of all, Aristotle believed, was the contemplative use of the mind epub. But is that how philosophers themselves see philosophy? No, for them -- (beginning with Plato's "the name 'sophist' -- i.e. 'one who knows' -- would only be worthy of a god" in Phaedrus 278c-d, and ending with Wittgenstein's "Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language" in Philosophical Investigations § 109 ) -- the question of "What philosophy is?" (Friedrich Waismann's essay " How I see Philosophy ") is a philosophical question online.

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