Thought experiment Essays

  • The Arguments Against Anscombe's Objection To Thought Experiments

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    against Anscombe’s objection to certain thought experiments in ethics, which argues that imagining these thought experiments represents a corrupt mind, and that by thinking over them can eventually corrupt the mind (Walsh, 2011: 476). Thought experiments involve imagining. In ethics, to conduct a thought experiment is to make a judgment about a hypothetical situation that is normally distant from our own world. The objection is, that thought experiments based on the context of morally sensitive

  • Schhrodinger's Cat A Thought Experiment Summary

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    was a thought experiment. He used it to illustrate that some of the ideas of quantum mechanics were ridiculous if you put them into the real world. Schrodinger’s thought experiment challenged the Copenhagen interpretation. Schrodinger’s cat was a thought experiment. He used it to illustrate that some of the ideas of quantum mechanics were ridiculous if you put them into the real world. Schrodinger’s thought experiment challenged the Copenhagen interpretation. Schrodinger’s cat was a thought experiment

  • Utilitarianism: John Rawls's Theory Of Justice

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    Utilitarianism is a term in which John Rawls rejects on two main grounds. Utilitarianism ignores the distinctness of persons and defines the right in terms of the good, according to Rawls. Rawls aims to create a theory of justice (thought experiment in this sense) that is superior to Utilitarianism and offers an intuitive dynamic. Rawls’ theory of justice as a result, can best be described as an attempt to apply in his terms a consistent analogy on the distinctness of persons and prioritising the

  • Summary Of John Searle's Chinese Room Argument

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    Supporters of computationalism and strong artificial intelligence claim that computers are capable of intelligence and other cognitive states if they are programed correctly. Therefore, computers can explain how human cognition performs. I contend that John Searle is correct in his claim that computers are incapable of understanding language and are, therefore, unable to explain human cognition. I begin the essay with Searle’s Chinese room argument, and explain how he uses it to prove that computers

  • John Searle The Chinese Room Argument

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    John Searle 1980(in Cooney, 2000), provides a thought experiment, commonly called the Chinese room argument (CRA), to show that computers, programmed to simulate human cognition, are incapable of understanding language. The CRA requires us to consider a scenario where Searle, who is illiterate in Chinese, finds himself locked in a room with a book containing Chinese characters. Additionally, he has a book containing a set of instructions written in English (which he understands), that allows him

  • Comparing Carl Rogers And Maslow's Theories Of Objective Communication

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    Communication expertise is the capacity of an individual to express information plainly. It is a method of expressing your point of view in a proper way that others could comprehend totally. Excellent communication skill is essential in health and social care context to communicate effectively and to create a good relationship with the service users. Effective communication includes active listening and understanding. There are different theories of communication, it includes: Cognitive theory:

  • Standardized Testing Pros And Cons

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    Activity#1: The Pros and Cons of Testing from Two Perspectives Standardized testing is advantageous in many ways. One of the most important benefits is that standardized testing holds teachers and schools responsible for teaching students what they should know, since the student’s achievements in these tests become public record and schools and teachers can come under scrutiny if the scores indicated that they aren’t up to the par. It also guides teachers and helps them determine what to teach and

  • What Is Aylmer's Love For Perfection In The Birthmark

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    according to him. Aylmer did strive for perfection and thought science could overpower nature because his love for science was greater than the love he had towards his wife. Aylmer’s confidence towards science was so substantial it blocked his sight on realizing the flaws his wife had was actually made her perfect. Since, he was man of science and his experiments had never failed he thought he could do an experiment towards his wife’s birthmark. He thought he knew more about the world and could find a new

  • Symbolism In Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'The Birthmark'

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of the most important American writers of the romantic era. As part of this influential movement, he contrasted human intellect and nature's forces. In Nathaniel’s short story, “The Birthmark”, the author uses a birthmark and scientific power to symbolize man’s ambition of changing nature’s perfection. He implies that the birthmark on Georgiana's cheek represents Human’s natural flaw while Aylmer’s scientific knowledge represents the envy of pursuing perfection. Once married

  • Jenness's Theory Of Conformity Essay

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    Jenness (1932) found that when experiment participants carried out the task in a group, they reported estimates of roughly same value even though they had previously quoted different estimates as individuals. Jenness’ study revealed the impact of majority influence, and established a direct correlation between a group influence on an individual’s behaviour and beliefs especially when participants are uncertain about the actual number of beans in the jar. Another classical study on conformity was

  • The Hawthorne Symbolism In The Birthmark

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    Birthmarks could be like magic stones that can grant wishes. In the story (The Birthmark) Aylmer who is described as a brilliant scientist his wife after a couple days of their marriage has she ever thought about removing the birthmark on her cheek. Aylmer immediately upsets his beautiful wife by saying “dearest Georgiana, you came so nearly perfect from the hand of Nature that this slightest possible defect, which we hesitate whether to term a defect or a beauty, shocks me, as being the visible

  • Eat Animals The Nice Way Analysis

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    limitations. I have issues involving this topic about animal rights because i have mixed emotions about how we can experiment and torture animals but still have them as pets. In articles by Jeff McMahan, “Eat Animals The Nice Way”, and by Maureen Nandi Mitra, “Animals Are Persons, too”, they talk from two different positions where we should eat animals and another where we shouldn’t experiment on them and let them be. The both sides of this topic are very controversial because there are many opinions about

  • Stroop Effect Report

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    1433 Abstract The aim of this experiment was to establish the cognitive interference on attention that’s caused by conflicting stimuli, this is measured by the difference in reaction time in participants who are asked to name the color of words with conflicting meanings when compared to participants that are given a list of words with non-conflicting meanings. The experiment was a partial replication of J. Ridley Stroop’s experiment done in 1935. This experiment utilizes convenience sampling to

  • Does Dressing Good Make You Smarter Research

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    is a difference then why does clothes effect abstract concrete thoughts. A hypothesis a proposition made as a basis for reasoning, without any assumption of its truth. My hypothesis is if you dress well then you will become smarter because i feel you will enable yourself to be freed from all criticism on your outfit and you can free yourself from concrete thinking and boost

  • Dominican Scholarly Reflective Report

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    their details on their projects. I would like to add that people who have not taken statistic are unable to understand their evidence because most of the data was explained by using numbers. The first project I listened to was by Laura Tennant, her experiment tested if the classroom had a visible indoor plant in view, it would reduce stress, reduce mental fatigue and improve performance on cognitive test. She had a control

  • The Pillowman And Geek Love Analysis

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    was looked at and how it is mainly presented in The Pillowman but again shares similarities with Geek Love. The mental cause of creating the ideas for stories has the effect of changing the readers thoughts and similarly in Geek Love creating the idea of a cult has the effect of changing peoples thought processes. This was looked at in light of Foucault’s quote on how language translates the will of those who speak it and that Katurian and Arturo’s use of language, the mental cause, had an effect

  • Theme Of Ambition In Victor Frankenstein

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    gather more and more knowledge to further his plans along; “Front this day natural philosophy, and particularly chemistry, in the most comprehensive sense of the term, became nearly my sole occupation." Essentially, as he progresses further into his experiments, he becomes purely occupied with his ambitions and desires, Victor desires nothing but to study and acquire more and more knowledge to better allow him to realize his plans. But, as a result of his own dogged determination: “My cheek had grown pale

  • Stroop Effect Trial Method

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    Processing speed has been proposed to be a key cognitive resource (Kail & Salthouse, 1994). It is thought that interference occurs in the Stroop test because words are read faster than colours are named. R Schweickert showed that the order of processing is task dependent. In a task that requires the participant to name the colour of the word, much like

  • Ambition Of Humanity In Macbeth

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    Franz Kafka, a novelist, once stated that, "A book is an ax for the frozen sea within." The quote compares the human condition to that of a frozen sea, and literature as the axe that breaks through and unlocks it. Literature is something that should cause individuals to learn more about themselves through books that express strong messages about humanity. Powerful messages that the reader recognizes are messages that invoke thinking from the reader, otherwise it would be impact less. This is why

  • Essay On Zoo Should Not Be Kept In Zoos

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    Do zoos fulfill the needs of the animals? Should animals be kept in only one enclosure for their whole life? Is it worth all the time and money for the animals to be unhappy? Many people think zoos are doing a good job of keeping animals happy in the man made zoos. Because people think that, they support the zoos by giving them money to see these animals instead of going to animal preservations where the enclosures aren’t entirely man made. Animals that can function and survive in the wild should