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Nikki Albert (nmalbert)

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I am a Canadian fantasy fiction writer and freelance writer.  I have a MA in philosophy and do quite a few articles related to that, however have interests in other academic subjects as well as health related issues.

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  • Visual Snow: What is this neurological disorder all about?
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    Visual Snow: What is this neurological disorder all about?

    2 years ago

    Visual snow is a poorly understood neurological condition that can occur with people with migraines with or without auras as a persistent migraine aura or in people who have never had a migraine.

  • William Lane Craig Tristram Shandy Paradox
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    William Lane Craig Tristram Shandy Paradox

    4 years ago

    The original version of Tristram Shandy is used by Bertrand Russel and essentially is as follows: "Tristram Shandy is a character who is writing his own autobiography. He writes so slowly it takes him an entire...

  • Fibromyaliga:  Say What?
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    Fibromyaliga: Say What?

    21 months ago

    Fibromyalgia means "fibro" fibrous tissue (tendons and ligaments), "my" meaning muscles, and "algia" meaning pain. The main characteristic people focus on when refering to Fibromyalgia is...

  • Ontology 101: Structure of Time
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    Ontology 101: Structure of Time

    4 years ago

    Theories of time either claim that time is either Dynamic or Static. A dynamic theory of time claims that temporal passage is a real phenomena, an objective feature of reality independent of our perception. A static...

  • Migraines: A General Overview
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    Migraines: A General Overview

    21 months ago

    Migraines are a neurological disease characterized generally by a unilateral headache, throbbing pain, of moderate to severe intensity that lasts from 4-72 hours. The pain of the migraine is a result of a process...

  • Rene Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy
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    Rene Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy

    3 years ago

    Rene Descarte (31 March 1596 – 11 February 1650) was a French rationalist philosopher opposed to empiricism. Meditations on First Philosophy was written in 1641 and has the subtitle 'In which the existence of God...

  • Bertrand Russell's Tristram Shandy Paradox
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    Bertrand Russell's Tristram Shandy Paradox

    4 years ago

    In the Principles of Mathematics Russell brings up the original Tristram Shandy scenario. This illustration is used to figure out if the Cantorian principle of correspondence creates any contradictions as the axiom...

  • Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AIWS) and Migraines
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    Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AIWS) and Migraines

    3 years ago

    Alice in Wonderland Syndrome was named after the Lewis Carrol book because Alice drinks a vial that makes her very big and one that makes her very small and it is just such visual distortions someone who has AIWS can...

  • Philosophy of Soren Kierkegaard
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    Philosophy of Soren Kierkegaard

    4 years ago

    To be a human being to Kierkegaard is to write a story of oneself. Calling existence a story is very apt because a story also has a beginning, a middle and an end and because a story is also subjective. We use our...

  • Sigmund Freud on Dreams
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    Sigmund Freud on Dreams

    4 years ago

    One way that Sigmund Freud explores facets of personality that are unconscious, is through dreams. Dreams can reveal to us, if interpreted, some of the eternal struggle represented in his theory on personality....

  • The Mind-Body Distinction
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    The Mind-Body Distinction

    4 years ago

    Are we composed of mind and body, or are we one and not the other? Idealism would suggest that there is just mind. Materialism would suggest there is just body. A combination of the two would be dualism.

  • Exploring Philosophy of Religion
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    Exploring Philosophy of Religion

    4 years ago

    To engage in philosophy of religion you must do so from both the emotional and the rational to grasp the truth of it. In the end religion is an experience that a person has within a faith or from a one- to-one relation...

  • John Duns Scotus on Time
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    John Duns Scotus on Time

    4 years ago

    Like William of Ockham, Duns Scotus does not believe in absolute time, that is, a sense of time outside of objects in motion.

  • Old Style Witch Burning
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    Old Style Witch Burning

    3 years ago

    Photo Bucket I was just beginning to wake up, or resurface from unconsciousness, enough to feel the ache in the back of my skull. Enough to recall that I had been minding my own business when someone had...

  • Dream scape
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    Dream scape

    4 years ago

    “It’s sleep paralysis. I Googled it,” I said. “I value your internet skills, but remember I am the doctor,” Dr. Smythe told me dryly. I got the impression he was mocking my self...

  • Philosophy of Pain
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    Philosophy of Pain

    4 years ago

    We all know what pain is and I doubt anyone would deny to have experienced the unpleasant phenomena. However, although it is a universal experience it is not a shared one. Where there is pain there can be doubt....

  • Georg Cantor Theory of Correspondence vs. The Whole is Greater than the Part
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    Georg Cantor Theory of Correspondence vs. The Whole is Greater than the Part

    4 years ago

    Georg Cantor (1845-1918) establishes the theory of correspondence in order to compare the cardinal number of infinite sets. We can reasonably state whether on set is larger than another by correlating the members of...

  • Kalam Cosmology and the Infinite
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    Kalam Cosmology and the Infinite

    4 years ago

    In Medieval times the argument that the world was eternal was focused on demonstrating that an actual temporal infinity was possible. On the other hand Creationists offered the basic arguments why the concept of an...

  • Ontology 101: Appearance vs Reality
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    Ontology 101: Appearance vs Reality

    4 years ago

    Perhaps one the most fundamental area of philosophy is Ontology as it is theorizing about reality and being. What is reality and what is merely appearance? What is abstract and what is concrete? Is reality what we see...

  • Heidegger on Technology
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    Heidegger on Technology

    4 years ago

    Heidegger views technology, or techne, as ways we interact with our world and how we are in relation to our Being-in-the-world. Being is equal to time, such that, Being is in fact the unfolding of time. A way of...

  • Commentary on Zeno’s Paradoxes
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    Commentary on Zeno’s Paradoxes

    4 years ago

    Zeno sets out a group of paradoxes devised to support Parmenides’ theory that ‘all is one’ unchangeable reality. If reality is really one rather than many, then the belief that things are separate and...

  • Theorizing From Fundamental Reality
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    Theorizing From Fundamental Reality

    21 months ago

    Reductive materialism implies that reality is made of inert matter. The mind then can be reduced to a system of neural connections and computational functions. Consciousness seems to arise out this neural network,...

  • William Ockham on Time
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    William Ockham on Time

    4 years ago

    Medieval philosophers often thought of time as relative to motion. Even today we may wonder why we need to postulate time as a dimension, time as anything more than a measure of motion and change. Time for William...

  • John Scotus Eriugena on God
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    John Scotus Eriugena on God

    4 years ago

    According to John Scotus Eriugena god is no-thing. He is beyond Being and Non-being, and he has no essence. Therefore, he is nothing and beyond any definition that we create. The reason he cannot be seen by various...

  • The Empiricist John Locke
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    The Empiricist John Locke

    4 years ago

    John Locke (1632-1704) was an empiricist, and so, he relied on observable date to understand the world. In his Essay Concerning Human Understanding he outlines how humans learn and develop. We are born as blank slates...

  • Phennomenological Heidegger & Husserl
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    Phennomenological Heidegger & Husserl

    4 years ago

    Phenomenology is a method used by Husserl and then his student Heidegger to carry out philosophy. Husserl, like Rene Descartes, thinks we need to start philosophy from a firm foundation without presuppositions; from...

  • Is Jean Paul Sartre's Good Faith Attainable?
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    Is Jean Paul Sartre's Good Faith Attainable?

    4 years ago

    Is Jean-Paul Sartre’s Good Faith possible to achieve? Perhaps it is that we can glimpse Good Faith but once you are in it, become aware you are in it, you will fall out of it. Since it takes a continuous effort to...

  • Thin Particulars and Temporal Parts
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    Thin Particulars and Temporal Parts

    4 years ago

    D.M. Armstrong in A World of States of Affairs postulates the existence of fundamental particulars for many reasons, including to have something to instantiate universals. The problem is that the bare particular cannot...

  • Philosophy of Existence
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    Philosophy of Existence

    4 years ago

    Ontological theories have to take into account which objects they are going to accept in their theories. Large ontologies are willing to accept a larger quantity of objects, which smaller, more restricted, theories...

  • Nothing Comes From Nothing
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    Nothing Comes From Nothing

    4 years ago

    The principle that nothing comes from nothing might not hold with today’s physicists. When it comes to the beginning of all known things there are really only two choices; either you believe that something always...

  • How to Live With an Invisible Disability
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    How to Live With an Invisible Disability

    4 years ago

    Living with an invisible disability involves an ever evolving coping process. It involves dealing with guilt, depression, fustration, anxiety and anger. Because it is invisible to others means it can be doubted by...

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