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The glossary contains some general key concepts from philosophy.

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A sophism is a bad argument presented as if it were a good one to deceive, mislead, or cheat someone; sophistry is the practice of doing this. In Ancient Greece, the sophists were itinerant teachers ...

Domain: Philosophy; Category: General philosophy

Rationalism is an epistemological position that emphasizes reason as a source of knowledge itself, not merely a way of organizing and drawing further hypotheses from knowledge gotten by sense ...

Domain: Philosophy; Category: General philosophy

Platonism refers to the philosophy of Plato (428–348 B.C.) and the movements specifically inspired by it. Uncapitalized, platonism has become a technical term in ontology for those who countenance ...

Domain: Philosophy; Category: General philosophy

Naturalism is a powerful if somewhat vague philosophical view, with both epistemological and metaphysical sides. All knowledge derives from the methods we use to study the natural world, ...

Domain: Philosophy; Category: General philosophy

In discussions about the philosophical problem of evil, a distinction is commonly made between moral evil and natural evil. Moral evil is (roughly) evil that is brought about by the bad actions of ...

Domain: Philosophy; Category: General philosophy

The mind-body problem is the problem of accounting for the way in which our minds interact with or are related to our bodies. The mind-body problem thus comprises a central area of the subfield of ...

Domain: Philosophy; Category: General philosophy

There are two quite different uses of the term idea in philosophy. The term idea is used for the denizens of Plato's heaven. Sometimes form is used as a less misleading translation of eidos. Plato's ...

Domain: Philosophy; Category: General philosophy

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