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    (Original post by AccioChocolate)
    Hi everyone,
    I don't wish to throw a spanner in the works at this stage, but has anyone heard of 'Wittgenstein's Picture Theory' in class?
    It was on a list of essay questions from my Philosophy teacher (I haven't had chance to see him to ask if we need to know it)
    It isn't specifically mentioned on the Syllabus (Though it just says 'Wittgenstein' rather than 'Language Games' - all I've done is Language Games, and there's no mention of Picture theory in the OCR giant revision guide, but I was just wondering if we can rule it out by lots of studentroomers saying 'no, never heard of it'...

    Good luck everyone! We're all terrified, but it'll be over soon
    Yup my teacher taught us about this.

    Basically Wittgenstein's 'Picture Theory' was a part of his earlier works, which aimed to differentiate between meaningful statements and statements without meaning.

    He said that if we are able to visualise, or 'picture' an idea, then the language about that idea is meaningful. However, if we are not able to picture an idea, then the language used is meaningless.

    In the case of religion, since we are unable to visualise God, language used to talk about God is meaningless.
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    (Original post by emilylikeeee)
    Intuitionism is cognitive- it still says you can know what moral statements mean but its through intuition (gut feeling) and not empirical evidence
    Yup thank you I'm lucky this got cleared up before tomorrow! Good luck tomorrow
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    (Original post by Wanttobeasucess)
    I'm not sure if this is it but he says 'the human body is the best picture of the human soul' :/
    Nah that's not it (no offence)

    The 'picture theory' is related to Logical Pos' view of the world and Wittgenstein's EARLY view, as in they think everything true/cognitive/meaningful in the world is observable. However Wittgenstein realised the flaw in that this view is v restrictive and we use our language in other ways, i.e emotions.

    Hope that helps and that I'm correct! GOOD LUCK!!!
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    (Original post by SpriteOrSevenUp)
    What did Aquinas actually say to agree with Boethius?
    Aquinas advocated the Boethian notion that God's infinite timeless awareness (or eternity) comprehends all at once what is, from a human standpoint, spread out in time as past, present and future.
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    Anyone else wondering why they ever took this subject in the first place?
    So bloody difficult. I only have 1 other exam so I've been revising for this for weeks and I still feel like I'll probably flop it :/
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    (Original post by SpriteOrSevenUp)
    YES! I finally get it.

    Just to clarify then, for Philosophy:
    Cognitive:
    - Verification Principle
    - Falsification Principle
    - Language Games
    - Via Negativa

    Non-Cognitive:
    - Symbol
    - Myth
    - Analogy

    Ethics:
    Cognitive:
    - Naturalism

    Non-Cognitive:
    - Emotivism
    - Prescriptivism
    - Intuitionism

    Hopefully these are correct!

    Thanks in advance
    Surely Wittgenstein and language games are non-cognitive because it's all about the way the individual (or group) sees the world and you can't apply a language game which is meant for science to it. That's what my text book says anyway
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    (Original post by SpriteOrSevenUp)
    YES! I finally get it.

    Just to clarify then, for Philosophy:
    Cognitive:
    - Verification Principle
    - Falsification Principle
    - Language Games
    - Via Negativa

    Non-Cognitive:
    - Symbol
    - Myth
    - Analogy

    Ethics:
    Cognitive:
    - Naturalism

    Non-Cognitive:
    - Emotivism
    - Prescriptivism
    - Intuitionism

    Hopefully these are correct!

    Thanks in advance


    i believe that Tillich viewed symbols as cognitive, whereas Randall said that they were non-cognitive, like art.
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    I feel like I don't know anything
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    (Original post by smoozth)
    I feel like I don't know anything
    Could not agree more -.-
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    (Original post by Emilykk1)
    Could not agree more -.-
    I've revised but I cant recall anything

    I think I've blown my uni chsnces
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    How would you apply Virtue Ethics to Sexual ethics?
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    (Original post by smoozth)
    I feel like I don't know anything
    Exactly the same, I've spent like the past week revising, and crammed most of it in today, but when trying to recall everything back it's just all a blur :'(
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    (Original post by wallace32)
    How would you apply Virtue Ethics to Sexual ethics?
    Okay so its agent-centered, so it focuses on the individual making it good for sexual ethics because its a very emotional theory (of course there is the negative point to this too). It's all about finding the mean for you.

    It's relativist and so doesn't demand the same act in every situation and the fact that it takes into account consequences/situations makes it good because there are so many variables.

    The community aspect of it can help to work out what virtues we should be pursuing; maybe one's of patience (which could mean abstinence) would help society(?!) and maybe something like the virtue of respect which could mean no pornography, rape, prostitution etc.

    Ummmm. What else....that's probably it, you could make a longish essay out of those probably
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    (Original post by Ben F)
    Exactly the same, I've spent like the past week revising, and crammed most of it in today, but when trying to recall everything back it's just all a blur :'(
    I'm sat here now thinking what do I do
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    Good luck!!!
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    Oh hiiiiiiii late night revisers.
    I'm still getting nowhere!
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    I'm going to bed around 11PM, gonna try and get up for 5/6ish to have a quick run through everything again.

    Best of luck guys, think i'm gonna have to just settle for that B grade.
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    Good luck for tommorow all!!!
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    I don't know whether to do an all–nighter or to go to sleep for a few hours and wake up early...

    I'm going to fail I don't even have a good grade from last year to drag this one up.

    I don't know anything! :cry2: I swear this exam is pure evil. 11 gargantuan topics, about 70 different philosophers, 3 solid hours of hand–cramping essay writing, and on top of that we have to recall knowledge from our AS units when appropriate.

    I can't do it,
    I can't do it,
    I can't do it,
    I can't do it,
    I can't do it,
    I can't do it!
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    Good luck tomorrow guys! Off for an early night I think
 
 
 
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