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Existentialism Western Philosophy TopAbout courseHousekeepingScheduleGalleryThemes StoriesOnline Readings Wildman's Weird Wild Web HomeLinksJokesOther Courses Existentialism [The following material includes parts of a lecture delivered by TA Andrew Irvine in 1998.] Contents IntroductionThemes in Exi...
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A prominent question in metaphilosophy is that of whether philosophical progress occurs, and more so, whether such progress in philosophy is even possible. It has even been disputed, most notably by Ludwig Wittgenstein , whether genuine philosophical problems actually exist. The opposite has also been claimed, most not
The DIKW Pyramid, also known variously as the DIKW Hierarchy , Wisdom Hierarchy , the Knowledge Hierarchy , the Information Hierarchy , and the Knowledge Pyramid , refers loosely to a class of models for representing purported structural and/or functional relationships between data, information, knowledge, and wisdom.
The Odyssey in Classical Attic ) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poem s attributed to Homer . It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad , the other work ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon , and is the second oldest extant work of Western literature, the Iliad being the oldest. Sch
Homer ( , is best known as the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey . He was believed by the ancient Greeks to have been the first and greatest of the epic poets . Author of the first known literature of Europe, he is central to the Western canon . When he lived, as well as whether he lived at all, is unknown. Herodotus
Hermes ) is an Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology , the son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia , and the second youngest of the Olympian gods ( Dionysus being the youngest). Hermes is considered a god of transitions and boundaries. He is described as quick and cunning, moving freely between the worlds of the mortal
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Pythagoras of Samos , or simply in Ionian Greek ) was an Ionian Greek philosopher , mathematician , and has been credited as the founder of the movement called Pythagoreanism . Most of the information about Pythagoras was written down centuries after he lived, so very little reliable information is known about him. He
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The Nicomachean Ethics ( Greek is the name normally given to Aristotle s best-known work on ethics . The work, which plays a pre-eminent role in defining Aristotelian ethics , consists of ten books, originally separate scrolls, and is understood to be based on notes from his lectures at the Lyceum . The title is often
In mathematics , the Euclidean algorithm, or Euclids algorithm, is an efficient method for computing the greatest common divisor (GCD) of two numbers, the largest number that divides both of them without leaving a remainder . It is named after the ancient Greek mathematician Euclid , who first described it in Euclids E