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Philosophical Studies

Philosophy of mind is the philosophical study of the nature of the mind, mental events, mental functions, and consciousness. These areas give rise to some very difficult problems and questions; there are...


Books

Dynamism (see Dynamism for encyclopedic information) is a series of treatises in Philosophy by M.R.M. Parrott, addressing subjects from Science, to Religion, and everything in between, such as a Theory of Life, Subjectivity, Ethics, and more. Volume I: Force (Web)Quantum Physics and...


GetWiki

Positive Point of View (PPOV) is used on GetWiki's information/encyclopedic "primer" pages to present a subject or concept from a the perspective of a proponent, a favourable, affirmative light, but also equally encourages critical perspectives to be presented. Criticism of that same subject or concept can be placed in sections within the same ariticle, or on a separate, well-linked...


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...


Philosophical Studies

Semiosis is any form of activity, conduct, or process that involves signs, including the production of meaning. The term was introduced by Charles Sanders Peirce (1839?1914) to describe a process that interprets signs as referring to their objects, as described in his theory of sign relations, or semiotics. Other theories...


GetWiki

Pseudopedia: Many of us can accept that there is false information, non-verified, inauthentic, highly questionable, false information all over Wikipedia. A wiki with so many hundreds of thousands of pages is bound to get some things wrong. The problem is, that because Wikipedia has become the "AOL" of the library and reference...


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...


Software

OpenOffice.org is a free office suite of applications available for many different operating systems including Linux, Microsoft Windows, Solaris, OpenVMS, IRIX and Mac OS X. It supports the OpenDocument standard for data interchange. OpenOffice.org is based on StarOffice, an office suite developed by...


GetWiki

GetMeta is the meta topic area, a metanamespace in wiki terms. The GetMeta name was the title of the GetWiki.net wiki, originally, but is now reserved for pages and discussion related to that wiki, as the wiki was renamed to GetWiki on 11 March, 2007, to take advantage of the more well-known name.


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...


Philosophical Studies

The philosophy of language doesn't ask what particular words mean, or whether particular sentences are true. (Except of course for words and sentences about the language.) Rather, it asks what meaning in general is. What is the meanings of the word "meaning"? How do we to understand this concept? Maybe, on first glance,...


Technology

The Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) is a metalanguage in which one can define markup languages for documents. SGML is a descendant of IBM's "Generalized Markup Language" GML, developed in the 1960s by Charles Goldfarb, Edward Mosher and Raymond Lorie (whose surname initials also happen to be GML). SGML provides a variety of markup...


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...


Culture

Freshmeat (freshmeat.net) is a website that allows programmers of POSIX tools and their users to find each other. Programmers register their projects and inform the site about updates; users browse for software and download and (sometimes) rate or comment on the software. Software is categorized by field of application, license, development status, environment,...


Technology

XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a W3C Recommendation for creating special-purpose markup languages. It is a...


Information Theory

In semiotics, a sign relational complex is a generalization of a sign relation that allows for empty components in the elementary sign relations, or sign relational triples of the form (object, sign, interpretant). Generally speaking, when it comes to things that are being contemplated as ostensible or potential signs of other things, neither the existence nor the uniqueness...


GetWiki

Background - GetWiki allows TeX markup for mathematics and logic formulas. Instead of assuming complicated dependencies and server resources on all GetWiki-based wikis just to generate PNG images, GetWiki translates TeX into simple XHTML markup1, with LaTeX parsing and image rendering available as a deprecated option2. In the future, as browsers become even more XML...


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...


Topic Papers

Philosophy in the 21st Century is reacting to two major forces affecting its way of life. The first, a dismantling or destructive force, comes primarily from Academia, while the second, a rebuilding or constructive force, comes mainly from the diversity of voices and media through which...


Software

SOHOdb (related to GetWiki) is a cross-platform, enterprise-class database management application designed for simplicity in the "small office, home office" environment, but not limited to small business. SOHOdb includes integrated modules for customers, contacts, suppliers, employees, invoices, products, purchases,...


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...


Topic Papers

This protected article by M.R.M. Parrott first appeared on rimric folio, Spring 2004. "Participating in a Wiki brings many of the same feelings of freedom as having one's own website or participating in a discussion forum, but there are serious pitfalls to consider, especially for a larger, public Wiki." In the early years of the century, a new form of making a...


Technology

Web syndication is a form of syndication in which a section of a website is made available for other sites to use. This could be simply by licensing the content so that other people can use it; however, in general, web syndication refers to making Web feeds available from a site in order to provide...


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/...

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