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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,...


Biographies

Mark Ray Martin Parrott is an American philosopher, writer, musician, photographer, designer, and programmer, known for his early adoption of independent, small press Publishing, and as developer of GetWiki, a wiki/blog website focusing on Philosophy and other subjects. M.R.M. Parrott's books include...


Logic

In logic, the comprehension of an object is the totality of intensions, that is, attributes, characters, marks, properties, or qualities, that the object possesses, or else the totality of intensions that are pertinent to the context of a given discussion. This is the correct technical term for the whole collection of intensions of an object, but it is common in less...


Philosophical Studies

Dynamism is term of philosophy and science coined by Gottfried Leibniz (16461716) and developed into a full system of cosmology. Dynamism describes that what exists are simple elements, or for Leibniz, monads, and groups of elements which have only the essence of forces. Interaction between elements takes place without contact, through modes or...


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...


History of Philosophy

Near the turn of the 20th century, and certainly thereafter, Philosophy literally exploded in several challenging directions of inquiry. Contemporary Philosophy, like Modern Philosophy, is a misleading historical term, and generally, "contemporary" is slowly coming to mean only that Philosophy done from around the time of the first World War to the late seventies or eighties of the...


Culture

How many students have relied on false information from Wikipedia? Is the fact that it's a Wiki relevant to the question? "Pseudopedia", "The Wikipedia", is an open-content information website, whose co-founder claims is the "sum of all human knowledge", or at least, that it should become that sum. Since 2003, The...


Licensing

GetWiki and the GNU FDL By requirement, GetWiki content which is imported from supplemental Wikis is licensed under the GNU FDL, and additionally by election, all GetWiki content (imported or not), is licensed under the Creative Commons License Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 unless otherwise noted. See GetMeta:Copyrights...


Philosophy

Teleology (telos: end, purpose) is the philosophical study of design, purpose, directive principle, or finality in nature or human creations. Teleology traditionally is contrasted with Naturalism, which views nature as lacking design or purpose. For example, Naturalism would say that a...


Philosophy

Philosophical Method (or philosophical methodology) is the study and description of how to "do" Philosophy, arguably the "Mother" of all the Arts and Sciences. The basic feature of such a method is the questioning of "given" things, or things assumed to be true. The method also has to do with one's motivation in studying Philosophy or Science. We often find ourselves believing...


GetWiki

GetWiki and Your Rights By default, you grant permission to copy, distribute and/or modify your document(s) under the Creative Commons License Attribution-Share Alike 3.0. If content is imported from another Wiki, and one which has licensed its content under the GNU FDL, we are required to license that work (which is owned by no...


Culture

Wikinfo was inspired by Fred Bauder in 2003, based on Wikipedia, but differed in that articles were to be written from a "Sympathetic Point of View" (SPOV). From January, 2004 to March, 2007, it ran and helped fuel development of the GetWiki collaboration software. Once again using Wikipedian software to power the site, the XML-based importing of Wikipedia content has...


Biographies

John Locke (29 Aug 1632 - 28 Oct 1704) was an English physician and philosopher and a key Enlightenment influence. After Francis Bacon and Thomas Hobbes, Locke developed Empiricism as a strong response to Cartesian Dualism and Rationalism, and a new Contract Theory in response to the...


Biographies

Aristotle (384-322 BC) was a major Greek thinker in Ancient Philosophy, a student of Plato (who was student of Socrates) and a teacher of Alexander the Great. Aristotle was the first to treat many of the subjects we know separately, from Metaphysics, Logic and Physics to Ethics, Poetics, Politics and...


History of Philosophy

Hindu Philosophy (one of the main divisions of Indian Philosophy) is traditionally seen through the prism of six different systems that are listed here. The characteristic of this Philosophy is to consider being (consciousness) together with the other issues. Nyaya - The Nyaya school of philosophical speculation is based on a text called the Nyaya Sutra. It was written...


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

GetWiki (GetWiki.net) is interactive PHP/MySQL collaboration software, and the concept of "getting wiki" with interactive websites, originated by M.R.M. Parrott. As the overview explains, GetWiki introduces indexing with Facets and Categories, content-driven Atom...


Philosophy

Ontology is the most fundamental branch of Metaphysics, the study of Being and Existence, as well as the basic Categories of things in general. A Being is anything that can be said to 'be' in various senses of the word 'be'. The verb "to be"...


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...


Logic

A rhema or a rheme (also "relative term" and "topic comment"), is a logical term that requires reference to any number of other objects, called the correlates of the term, in order to denote a definite object, called the relate (pronounced with the accent on the first syllable) of the relative term in question. A relative term is typically expressed in ordinary language...


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...


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...


Philosophical Studies

Aesthetics (or Esthetics, or Philosophy of Art) is a branch of Philosophy dealing with the definition of Beauty and how we relate to what is Beautiful. The word aesthetics was first used by the German philosopher Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, who helped to establish the study of...


Biographies

Baruch Benedict de Spinoza (24 Nov 1632 - 21 Feb 1677) was a Dutch philosopher of a Portuguese Jewish family, whose controversial metaphysical ideas led to cherem (removal) against him from Jewish Society, and his works were banned by the Vatican. Despite his considerable scientific aptitude, the breadth and importance of Spinoza's work was...


GetWiki

XHTML Symbols - Below is a quick reference for Logic and Mathematics symbols in XHTML which work on all modern browsers These are intended for logical and mathematical articles, or any page requiring special characters not found in the "edit bar" Feel free to copy-and-paste (ctrl/cmd-c, ctrl/cmd-v) symbols Logic: ¬ ∧ ∨ ∃...

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