Empirical Science and Metaphysical Realism

Empirical science and metaphysical realism coexist and relate in one way or another. This has been, for a very long time, since the days of philosophers like Aristotle, under the realm of discussions, reviews, criticisms and adoptions. This essay discussed comparison and relationship between empirical science and metaphysics. It covered the comparisons and contrasts that make empiricists feel that metaphysical realism is extraneous to empirical science. The claims by empiricists like Van Fraasen that metaphysics concerns and aspects are not of relevance to the entail of empirical science, are ...

Science, Philosophy and Belief in God

This paper will defend that “Descartes gave God so much power in his philosophical system that without God the entire system would collapse, which proves the he was a religious philosopher as well as a strong supporter of science.” He uses the logical deduction to argue for the existence of God, claiming that to erase all doubt, he must examine the reality of the existence of God, and “... must examine likewise whether He can be a deceiver...”, two truths without which he does not see that he can “ever be certain of anything.” (Descartes Meditation 3, paragraph 4). He uses the idea of God bein ...

White Bread in the History of the USA

Everyone eats white bread nowadays. It is believed to have always been present on the dinner tables of the majority of American citizens. However, the importance of white bread is always undervalued. Somehow, it is often viewed as something that is always available for everyone, like fresh air and United States Constitution. The old proverb says that ‘nothing is certain except death and taxes’ and it can be effectively amplified to ‘nothing is certain except death, taxes and white bread’. In other words, every citizen of the United States of America is assured that when he approaches to the ba ...

Creation or Evolution?

After Sir Charles Darwin introduced his original theory about the origins of species and evolution, humanity’s faith in God, which remained undisputed for hundreds of years, had reeled. The former unity fractured into evolutionists, who believed life as we see it today developed from smaller and more primitive organisms, and creationists, who kept believing life in all its diversity was created by a higher entity. Each side introduced substantial arguments to support their claims, but at the same time, the counter-arguments of each opponent were also credible. Therefore, the debates between th ...

Why is Euthanasia So Debated?

Although medicine has reached the level when many diseases can be cured or at least effectively stopped, there are cases when nothing can help a patient survive. Terminal diseases such as cancer or AIDS, if not attended in time, can cause a person’s body to slowly degrade: organs shut down, the ever-increasing pain becomes unbearable, and sometimes life support apparatus is the only option doctors have to keep a patient from passing away. There are cases when people spend years connected to such an apparatus without any chance of being cured, or even if they are not hooked up to apparatus, the ...

The Economics Science

Economics is the discipline of considering general and specific results, and tracing their effects on some planned or already implemented policies of some special or general interest on short or long-term businesses. Economical fallacies are in most cases systematic rather than accidental, and they are almost inevitable. They result from the fact that resources are scarce and efforts are always put in place to ensure equitable distribution. Also, producers of certain commodities are consumers of some others. They will wish to have their product scarce but the other will strive for abundance as ...