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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50

University of New Zealand. — Mental Science. — Paper c. History of Philosophy

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University of New Zealand.

Mental Science.

Paper c. History of Philosophy.


What traces of the modern doctrine of Evolution are to be met with in the Pre-Sokratic period of Greek Philosophy?


Define the relation of Sokrates to his philosophic predecessors, and explain what is meant by saying that he first concentrated thought on man's own nature.


Compare the ideas of Plato and Aristotle respecting the nature and criterion of true Cognition.


Illustrate the influence of Judaic and Christian ideas on the development of philosophic speculation in the first centuries of our era.


Give an account of the Dualism of Descartes, and point out the principal changes it underwent at the hands of his disciples.


Give a critical account of the main points of dispute between Locke and Leibniz.

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Bring out the differences between the treatment of the idea of Power or Causal Agency by Berkeley and by Hume.

To what extent is Hume's philosophic doctrine a logical development of Berkeley's own principles?


Define the aim and scope of Kant's Critical Inquiry, indicating his position in relation both to the Skepticism and to the Dogmatism of his immediate predecessors.


How far does the modern doctrine of Evolution supply a means of reconciling the opposed views respecting the origin and the validity of knowledge?