Phenomenology Essays

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Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

Anet Toroosian Online English 104: Dr. Kwa Essay One Final Draft Epilogue to Plato’s Cave To start, what would your life be like if you were stuck in a world where you could not see the end? Would you be content with just being alive? This question reminds me Plato’s “the allegory of the cave”. […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1049 Topics: Allegory of the Cave, Epistemology, Knowledge, Phenomenology, Plato, Reality, Reasoning

The Power of the Like in Adolescence

“The Power of the Like in Adolescence” is an article of psychological findings published by Lauren E. Sherman, Ashley A. Payton, Leanna M. Hernandez, Patricia M. Greenfield, and Mirella Dapretto on May 31, 2016. The purpose of this experiment was to measure how adolescent peer influence occurs on social media through neural and behavioral responses. […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1644 Topics: Adolescence, Epistemology, Experiment, Intelligence, Mass Media, Motivation, Neuroscience, Peer pressure, Phenomenology
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The Heritability of Language by Karin Stromswold

The journal article my group received is called The Heritability of Language by Karin Stromswold. The article is about how researchers were arguing the idea of how acquiring language was due to a specific language. The central argument of our journal was about how researchers were arguing if it came from our DNA or wondering […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1043 Topics: Adoption, Communication, Epistemology, Genetics, Heredity, Phenomenology, Twin

Perception of Reality and Cave of Allegory

“In the past life, human being perceives reality based on their own believes. According to English Oxford Dictionaries, Perception means is the state of being or process of becoming aware of something through the sense. We perceive things everyday whether being consciously or unconsciously it is bound to occur. We as human being we perceive […]

Pages: 3 Words: 938 Topics: Allegory of the Cave, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Nervous System, Neuroscience, Perception, Phenomenology, Truth

Platos Cave by Robert Motherwell

The piece of art that I visited is called In Plato’s Cave, which was done by Robert Motherwell, and can be found in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In fact, the painting I saw is only one from a series of paintings all with the same name. Motherwell lived from 1915-1991 and painted In Plato’s […]

Pages: 3 Words: 801 Topics: Allegory of the Cave, Epistemology, Logic, Metaphysics, Phenomenology, Plato, Reality

A Question Arises, “What am I?”

Descartes expands on this idea in Meditation II. A question arises, “What am I?” One option he considers in order to solve his question is Common Sense. He claims that he is a physical body, which he understands to be true through his senses, and has been made or animated by some fiery breath. The […]

Pages: 3 Words: 777 Topics: Allegory of the Cave, Common sense, Epistemology, Experience, Metaphysics, Neuroscience, Perception, Phenomenology

William James and John Dewey Pragmatism Influences

Nowadays, people are free to choose religion, traditions, and culture to develop truths that meet their preferences. William James and John Dewey were philosophers who revitalized pragmatism, developing ideas that evidently belonged to the pragmatist tradition (Hookway, 2016). Pragmatisms is a philosophical approach which holds that the truth or meaning of a statement is to […]

Pages: 2 Words: 653 Topics: Brain, Consciousness, Epistemology, John Dewey, Metaphysics, Neuroscience, Phenomenology, Pragmatism, Truth, William James

Behavior and Choices

People often wonder how our ability to choose and behave is affected by different factors in our lives; some of which we have no control over, like genetics. They want to know if a person’s agency can be is hindered by who they are. Some of the different factors that influence how humans make decisions […]

Pages: 2 Words: 641 Topics: Behavior, Brain, Clinical Psychology, Nervous System, Neuroscience, Phenomenology

The Psychology of Reading Behavioral and Cognitive

There is not a generic way to explain how people acquire knowledge. The learning process does not occur with cognition alone. Psychological theories classify learning into the behavioral and cognitive categories. Behavioral Theory The child’s environment makes learning possible. Skinner (1957) noted that a reinforcer, such as a child being able to successfully pronounce or […]

Pages: 2 Words: 487 Topics: Behavior, Behavior Modification, Epistemology, Learning, Neuroscience, Phenomenology, Reading

What is Learning

Learning can be defined as a relatively permanent influence on a person’s knowledge, thinking and behaviour. However, not everything that we know is learnt, some knowledge is inborn or inherits, e.g. the culture of blinking when something comes close to your eyes. Behaviorism is a concept that behaviour should be seen, heard or observed. It […]

Pages: 2 Words: 577 Topics: Behavior Modification, Behaviorism, Classical Conditioning, Clinical Psychology, Epistemology, Information, Learning, Neuroscience, Phenomenology, Theory Of Mind

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