Empiricism vs Sensationalism vs Materialism

A fundamental part of the History of Philosophy and Science, more amply of the History of Western culture, is certainly constituted by three philosophical currents especially developed between the 17th and 18th centuries in France and England: Sensationalism, Empiricism, and Materialism. At first, they were presented as theories of knowledge/understanding, therefore of esprit (the latter conceived in a …

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Panda ant [Euspinolia Militaris]

The Euspinolia Militaris (also called panda ant – first described in 1938 in Chile) is a member of the Mutillidae family, part of the Hymenoptera order, which includes such as wasps, bees and ants. Scientific classification Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Insecta Order Hymenoptera Suborder Apocrita Superfamily Vespoidea Family Mutillidae Genus Euspinolia Anatomy While the coloration of the panda …

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Politics

The term politics (from Ancient Greek ​politiká​ “city affairs”, der. from ​polis​, “city”) is used in reference to the activity and methods of government, or even in the political lexicon to the so-called opposition activity. It can refer to states, confederations, and intergovernmental organizations, or to more limited local and territorial entities, such as regions and municipalities: …

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Force

The force may be thought of as an influence which tends to change the motion of an object. Forces are inherently vector quantities, requiring vector addition to combine them. The SI unit for force is the newton [N], which is defined by Newton = kg·m/s2 as may be seen from Newton’s second law. In mechanics, forces are seen as the causes of …

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Time

Time is an abstract entity (as well as a physical quantity), useful for quantifying and measuring the flow of events. Any measurement of time involves measuring a change in some physical quantity, hence: time is the change or the interval in which a change occurs. It is impossible to know that time has passed unless …

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Space

Space is the undefined and unbounded entity that contains all material things. These, having an extension, occupy a part of it and assume a position in space, which is defined quantitatively according to the principles of geometry, and qualitatively, according to relationships of proximity (distance) and size (smallness). Real physical space is believed to be …

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Motion

Motion is defined as the change in the position of an object over time and mathematically described in terms of displacement, distance, velocity, acceleration, speed, and time. When we talk about motion of points, we refer to points belonging to rigid bodies, intending to establish the connection between the motions of the two entities – point …

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Matter

The matter is any substance (composed of various types of particles) that has mass, inertia, and occupies physical space by having volume. This definition, adequate for macroscopic physics, the object of study of mechanics and thermodynamics, does not fit well with modern theories in the microscopic realm, proper to atomic and subatomic physics. In physics, …

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