Concerning Principles of Morals by Charles H. Patterson

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Com rationalist One who believes that reason is the primary source of truth. As this term is used in philosophy, it stands in contrast with empiricism, which regards experience as the main source of truth. Republic The name of one of Plato's most important dialogues. It has to do with the meaning of justice. skeptic One who doubts that the evidence supports the conclusion which has been drawn. ) who was the teacher of Plato and who died as a martyr for the cause of truth. Sophists The name given to a class of teachers in ancient Greece who charged fees for their services and whose doctrines were subjected to severe criticism by Socrates.

Neither is it a matter of knowledge concerning the relationship of the facts to one another. It is only when the mental action or quality gives to the spectator a sentiment of approbation that we call it a virtuous act, or when it arouses a sentiment of resentment that we call it a vicious one. The second consideration has to do with the difference between mistakes concerning matters of fact and mistakes with reference to morals. To know that a certain geometrical figure is a triangle involves an awareness of the relationship of the parts to one another.

It has to do with the meaning of justice. skeptic One who doubts that the evidence supports the conclusion which has been drawn. ) who was the teacher of Plato and who died as a martyr for the cause of truth. Sophists The name given to a class of teachers in ancient Greece who charged fees for their services and whose doctrines were subjected to severe criticism by Socrates. Stoic The name that was given to a Greek school of philosophy. The name was derived from the place where the classes were held.

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