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 Date: 10/14/15 03:47   in : Philosophy 

Central Ethical Beliefs What are the central ethical beliefs that sustain you in your life? In my life I hold a high value for my family. I wish to maintain a happy, healthy family life, and therefore try to act so as to best promote a good family life. However, I am human, and there...

 

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 Date: 10/14/15 02:48   in : Philosophy 

Religion How we live our lives is governed by ethics. Ethics is “human moral conduct according to principles of what is good or right to do.” Our ethical values today descend primarily from a Christian ethic in which “a truly ethical decision, we are told, must be spontaneous, undi...

 

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 Date: 10/13/15 21:57   in : Philosophy 

Normative Ethics In the short story, The German Refugee, the narrator and a German refugee, Oscar, develop a unique friendship. The narrator, a poor senior in college, tutors immigrants in the English language to make some extra money due to the poor economy after the Great Depression. ...

 

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 Date: 10/13/15 20:36   in : Philosophy 

African Proverbs 1. Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it. This metaphor also explains that human wisdom is so great that it would be presumptuous and arrogant of a single individual to claim to have mastered it all, when it is truly impossible. 2. Where the ro...

 

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 Date: 10/13/15 19:08   in : Philosophy 

Utilitarianism According to J.J.C. Smart, utilitarianism is a theory that all actions are judged by their consequences. The following paper will deal with two forms of utilitarianism: 1) extreme utilitarianism, and 2) restricted utilitarianism. J.J.C. Smart outlines the various aspects...

 

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 Date: 10/13/15 16:39   in : Philosophy 

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 Date: 10/13/15 15:40   in : Philosophy 

The Great Chain Of Being Most of the concepts about the nature of living things in the early modern era were derived from the writings of Aristotle. Aristotle wrote about the concept of distinct types of organisms that could be distinguished from all the rest. Aristotle was interested in...

 

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 Date: 10/13/15 12:48   in : Philosophy 

Kant And Descartes The rationalist Descartes and the empiricist Hume Descartes is a rational thinker and he rationalizes through his studies that nothing in the world is known. I will briefly discuss the three meditations of Descartes. Hume is an empiricist who attempts to explain thin...

 

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 Date: 10/13/15 11:19   in : Philosophy 

When Two Stubborn People Dispute, Nothing Gets Solved When Two Stubborn People Dispute, Nothing Gets Solved In literature, characters tend to persuade other characters to change their minds to alter the outcome of the situation. This form of persuasion can be seen in the characters of...

 

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 Date: 10/13/15 10:31   in : Philosophy 

John Stuart Mill In the reading on liberalism as presented by information on the theory presented by John Stuart Mill he discusses his theories of Government is dictated by the view o f Lassier-faire Faire which roughly translated means hands free. This meaning that Mill prefers a governm...

 

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 Date: 10/13/15 10:21   in : Philosophy 

Weakest Link Ralph Emerson wrote many journals and essays dealing with the subject of transcendentalism. One of his most famous works is the essay “Self-Reliance.” In “Self-Reliance,” Emerson hit on the idea that the individual should be completely reliant on God, and that every person ha...

 

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 Date: 10/13/15 08:49   in : Philosophy 

St. Thomas Aquinas There are many theories in the area of philosophy dealing with religion. St. Anselm has his Ontological argument. William Paley has his Teleological argument and Soren Kierkegaard talks about faith. But the argument that really fused together faith and reason is the Cos...

 

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 Date: 10/13/15 07:20   in : Philosophy 

Death To Socrates Plato, The Trial and Death of Socrates. The “Apology”, pp. 19-41 “Socrates is an evil-doer, and a curious person, who searches into things under the earth and in heaven, and he makes the worse appear the better cause; and he teaches the aforesaid doctrines to others”. ...

 

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 Date: 10/13/15 05:55   in : Philosophy 

Philosophy Of Truth What is truth? Truth can be defined in many ways such as: honesty, reality, loyalty, devotion, certainty and many others. As an individual I have not always been truthful about everything and I know most people have told a lie at least once in their life, even if it is...

 

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 Date: 10/13/15 05:12   in : Philosophy 

What Is Justice From the times of ancient Greece, an era of thought and enlightenment emerged some of the greatest thinkers of all time, such as Socrates and Plato. Over the years, many questions have been raised by these men or posed by them. In Plato’s ‘The Republic”, Book I the fundam...

 

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 Date: 10/13/15 04:30   in : Philosophy 

The Metaphysics Of Plato’s Socrates. The Metaphysics of Plato’s Socrates. What we know is that we know nothing. Is there life beyond death? That is a ceaseless question that almost all people ask themselves at some point of their life on earth. Do we die and become worm food or s...

 

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 Date: 10/13/15 03:36   in : Philosophy 

Why Eastern Culture Religions May Be Appealing To The Western Culture Since the beginning of “time” man has questioned their existence and what has caused their creation. Through my readings I have read numerous theories, ideas, and beliefs. Some drastically contrast, and others simply ...

 

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 Date: 10/13/15 03:06   in : Philosophy 

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 Date: 10/13/15 02:34   in : Philosophy 

Knowledge And Understanding Does all knowledge come from experience? Is learning truly experience or is learning just a reasoning process that approaches experience? What is the difference between knowing and understanding? Does one rely more on reason and the other on empiricism? With th...

 

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 Date: 10/13/15 02:29   in : Philosophy 

Science Or Religion The beginning of the universe is a complex and confusing concept, with many views and hypotheses offered to decipher the multifaceted history of our universe. Yet the two overwhelming ideas that have been presented to explain how the universe began, or the beginning o...

 

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 Date: 10/13/15 02:03   in : Philosophy 

Free On Balance What does one mean when he/she makes the statement, “John is more free than Richard”? Joel Feinberg suggests that making such a statement means grouping different kinds of freedoms together. A more complete statement is perhaps; “John is freer on balance than Richard.” ...

 

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 Date: 10/13/15 02:01   in : Philosophy 

Case of Philosophy Occasionally down the corridor of history, a solitary individual, through dint of his own leaps of logic and intuition, produces a work so astounding and compelling that it shakes an entire community of scholars, indeed the entire human village. We reserve such honors f...

 

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 Date: 10/13/15 00:27   in : Philosophy 

Kingdom Of Ends Metaphysics is the study of pure concepts as they relate to moral or physical experience. The goal of the Grounding or the Metaphysics of Morals is to establish the “supreme principle of morality”. Kant’s purpose of this book is to develop a “pure” moral philosophy, a “met...

 

St. Thomas Aquinas’ First Two Ways in Proving the Existence of God St. Thomas Aquinas’ First Two Ways in Proving the Existence of God It is my view that God exists, and I think that Aquinas’ first two ways presents a successful argument for the existence of God. No doubt, the ar...

 

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 Date: 10/12/15 23:42   in : Philosophy 

Descartes Meditation III And IV Summary of Descartes Meditation III and IV Meditation III was quite difficult to decipher, but I was able to understand that Descartes was using his methods of doubt and analysis. He talks about certainty, earth, the sky, and his senses. His meditation co...