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IB Philosophy Core Theme: The Human Condition

The issue of the human condition encompasses the unique aspects of our personality, our selves and our characteristics that differentiates ourselves from other creatures. This may include issues such as the purpose of our lives, individuality and human society.   … Continue reading

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IB Philosophy Core Theme: Existentialism

Core Theme: Existentialism The two main philosophers here, Kierkegaard and Sartre, offer differing views about the issue of existentialism. Both philosophers refer to the idea of angst, the implications of which differ between the two. Kierkegaard, who coins the term, … Continue reading

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IB Philosophy Core Theme: Determinism and Free Will

Core Theme: Determinism and Free Will > Determinism: Everything that happens is determined by prior causes – every event is the necessary result of the chain of causes leading up to it – one that runs indefinitely back into the … Continue reading

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IB Philosophy Core Theme: Theology and Determinism

Core Theme: Theology and Determinism > Determinism: the belief that choices are influenced by factors other than the individual – events and actions are predetermined by other events, therefore freedom of choice is an illusion.   Predestination: > Predestination: the … Continue reading

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IB Philosophy Core Theme: Materialism and Idealism

Core Theme: Monism – Materialism and Idealism > Monism: States that all of reality, everything that exists falls into one and only one basic category of being – there is only one fundamental sort of substance in existence and everything … Continue reading

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IB Philosophy: Core theme – The Mind-Body Problem

Core Theme: The Mind-Body Problem > Dualism: The theory that mind and body form two separate entities (linked or related) – more generally, the term refers to a set of philosophical theories which see the world or object in two … Continue reading

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IB Philosophy: Core theme – Animals, Machines and Humans

Core Theme: Animals, Machines and Humans This note describes the views of Plato, Aristotle and Plato: He never addressed animal rights or the possibility of A.I. (which he could not have foreseen). However it could be argued that ‘logos’ (intellect), … Continue reading

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IB Physics: E 2.6 – Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram

Click here to go back to the Table of Contents The Hertzsprung – Russell is a diagram which models the relation between the temperature and luminosity of a star. On the x-axis, we have Temperature (K) ;  Please note, on … Continue reading

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IB Japanese Ab Initio – Introduction

The Japanese written language is separated into three main scripts: Hiragana Katagana Kanji If you are a complete beginner and have been approaching the language through a script written in the English alphabet, you are reading romaji. Although this is counted … Continue reading

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IB Japanese Ab Initio – Self-Introduction

自己紹介-Self-Introduction (The kanji for “自己紹介” is read as “じこしょうかい.” Please continue to refer to the hiragana/katakana grids ans kanji dictionaries as you study the various notes.)   This study note teaches an aspect of the most basic greetings in Japanese. … Continue reading

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