The claim that God's existence can be neither proved nor disproved.
The Philosophical school of thought that emphasizes the analysis of language and meaning.
The theory that all forms of government are incompatible with individaul and social liberty and should be abolished.
The attributing of human qualities to nonhuman entities.
The doctrine that the objects of our senses do not exist independently of our perceptions, beliefs, concepts, and language.
Pertaining to knowledge stated in empirically verifiable statements; inductive reasoning.
Pertaining to knowledge that is logically prior to experience.
Denial of theism.
The freedom of being able to decide for oneself by using one's own rationality.
Immanuel Kant's ethical formula: act as if the maxim could be willed to become a universal law.
A theory contending that truth is a property of a related group of consistent statements.
Conceptual Relativist view
The view that a true scientific theory is nothing more than a theory that coheres with the conceptual framework accepted by a community of scientists.
In ethics, the position that the morality of an action is determined by its nonmoral consequences.
A theory contending that truth is an agreement between a proposition and a fact.
An Argument for the existence of God that claims that there must be ultimate causal explanation for why the universe as a totality exists.
A widespread belief in the 17th and 18th centuries in a God who, having created the universe, remains apart from it and administeres it through natural law.
An argument for the existence of God that claims the order and purpose manifest in the working of things in the universe require a God.
The theory that everything that occurs happens in accordance with some regular pattern or law.
Divine command Theory
A Nonconsequential theory that says we should always do thee will of god.
A consequentialist ethical theory that contends that we act morally when we act in a way that pormotes our own best interest.
The metaethical position that ethical statements primarily express surprise, shock, or some other emotion.
The position that knowledge has its origins in and derives all of its content from experience.
The banch of philosophy that investigates the nature, source, limitations, and validity of knowledge.
In ethics, the view that affirms the existence of a single universally applicable moral standard.
Any view that denies the existence of a single universally applicable moral standard.
The concepts that under certain circumstances people are not morally reponsible for their decisions and conduct.
A 20th century philosophy that denies any essential human nature; each of us creates our own essence through free action.
The view that events are fixed and that humans can do nothing to alter them.
The denial that human acts are completely determined.
The view that pleasure is intrinsically worthwhile and is the human's good.
In metaphysics, the position that reality is ultimatley nonmatter.
The process of reasoning to probable explanations or judgements
The branch of epistemology that studies the methods and principles of correct reasoning.
The metaphysical position that reality is ultimately composed of matter.
The branch of philosophy that studies the nature of reality.
The view that nothing exists, that nothing has value.
An argument for the existence of God based on the nature of God's being.
The belief that God is both fixed and changing, inclusive of all possibilities.
The study of the meanings of ethical words and of the sentences in which they appear.
The belief that everything is God.
The view that government may legitimately decide what is in the best interests of adult citizens.
The philosophical school founded by Husserl which contends that being is the underlying reality, that what is ultimately real is our consciousness.
Belief in many gods.
The philsophical school of thought that tries to mediate between idealism and materialism by rejecting all absolute first principle.
The position that reason alone, without the aid of sensory imformation, is capable of arriving at some knowledge, at some undeniable truth.
The doctrine that the objects of our senses exist independentaly of their being experienced.
And extreme form of subjective idealism, contending that only i exist and that everything else is a product of my subjective consciousness.
The belief in a personal God who intervenes in the lives of the creation.
The view that the form of our knowledge of reality derives from reason but its content comes from our senses.
In ethics, the theory that we should act in such a way that our actions produce the greatest happiness or pleasure.