Essentialism is the idea that everything has an essence (something that “makes it, it”). Existentialism says there is no essence (no intrinsic meaning that can be confirmed by the senses or reason).
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Plato can be understood as the father of rationalism and political philosophy (political idealism), and Aristotle, his student, the father of empiricism and political science (political realism).
“Hume’s fork” describes how we refer to Kant’s critique of Hume, who separated knowledge into two types: facts based on ideas and facts based on experience.
We explain liberalism and conservatism, including the different social and classical types of liberalism and conservatism.
Mixed Reality is a mix of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time.
We explain the political terms conservative, moderate, liberal, progressive, and radical and how they are used in different contexts.
The bed of nails principle states that while laying on one nail is enough to puncture a person’s skin, laying on many distributed nails isn’t.
Political realism is dealing with politics as they are in reality, political idealism is dealing with politics as an ideal.
“Light” is a particle (photon), that acts like a wave, and is understood as a localized vibration in the electromagnetic field.
We explore the nature of truth, the different types of truth, and the different types of entities who report truth to better understand the nature of information.