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Anarchy, a political philosophy

Anarchy is a political philosophy shrouded in misconception. This misconception is caused by the diversity of the subject of anarchism itself, which cannot be...

Confucianism And It’s Implications In Modern China

Confucianism is a time enduring philosophy that has stood up to invading clans, war, resentment, enforcement and infringement of new philosophies, and eventually, revival....

Anarchy: Political Ideals To A Symbol Of Uncoformity

"Anarchism, then really stands for the liberation of human mind from the domination of religion, The liberation of the human body from the domination...

The doctrine of Karma

The doctrine of Karma is a spiritual doctrine based on the theory of cause and effect. Although Karma does not exactly fit the definition...

Positivism And The Real

Positivism is a trend in bourgeois philosophy, which acknowledges the orthodoxy towards empirical knowledge of natural phenomena where metaphysics and theology are regarded as...

Evolution Of Paradigm, Christianity And The Discovery Of The Individual

I cannot forgive Descartes. In all his philosophy he would have been quite willing to dispense with God. But he had to make Him...

Anarchy: Political Ideals To A Symbol Of Uncoformity

Anarchism, then really stands for the liberation of human mind from the domination of religion, The liberation of the human body from the domination...

Locke, Berkeley, and Hume

Enlightenment began with an unparalleled confidence in human reason. The new science's success in making clear the natural world through Locke, Berkeley, and Hume...

The Metaethics of Ayn Rand and Objectivism

Despised by academics, passionately loved by her followers, Ayn Rand, the novelist-philosopher, has evicted the whole gambit of emotions and responses. Her work has...

Anselm’s Ontological Argument and the Philosophers

Saint Anselm of Aosta, Bec, and Canterbury, perhaps during a moment of enlightenment or starvation-induced hallucination, succeeded in formulating an argument for God's existence...

Hume on Miracles

In explaining Humes critique of the belief in miracles, we must first understand the definition of a miracle. The Webster Dictionary defines a miracle...

The Enlightenment and the Role of the Philosophes

The Enlightenment is a name given by historians to an intellectual movement that was predominant in the Western world during the 18th century. Strongly...

Killing of a King

In order to help us understand the meaning of Philosophy we must first understand the long debates regarding what it means to be human,...

Philosophy and Myth in Karl Marx: 2nd Edition

The late 1800's was a time period where new ideas, theories, and philosophies ran through the minds of many young people. Amongst them was...

Existentialism in the Early 19th Century

Because of the diversity of positions associated with existentialism, the term is impossible to define precisely. Certain themes common to virtually all existentialist writers...

In Defense of the Individualist

Throughout history it has been the individualists, like Henry Ford and Rosa Parks, who have led nations, formed common groups, and made the greatest...

Morrie’s Aphorisms Essay

No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher. Sir William Osler (1849-1919), 4 Oct. 1911, Glasgow (quoted...

Devil’s Grasp Essay

Existentialism is the title of the set of philosophical ideals that emphasizes the existence of the human being, the lack of meaning and purpose...

Moby-Dick By Herman Melville: Religion

“In the beginning when God created the heavens and the Earth, the Earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the...

The greatest thinkers ever, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle

Philosophy started when human beings started to ask questions, about how and what things are actually, due to curiosity. The things that caused these...

The Way In Which Locke Interprets The Distinction Between Real And Nominal Essences

Like many of the 17th Century philosophers such as Descartes, and Leibniz, Locke's work on Substance and Essence were very much a reaction against...

Existentialism, a philosophical movement

Existentialism is a philosophical movement that developed during the 19th and 20th centuries. One of the first things one may notice about existentialism is...

Why Should One Be Moral

It is my understanding that there are three main branches of philosophy. These three branches include Metaphysics, Ethics and Epistemology. Metaphysics finds its focus...

Exploring Research Methodologies: Positivism and Interpretivism

Before a researcher can initiate a research project, they face the confusion and the range of theoretical perspectives, methodologies, methods, and the philosophical basis...

Existentialism, philosophical movement

Existentialism, philosophical movement or tendency, emphasizing individual existence, freedom, and choice, that influenced many diverse writers in the 19th and 20th centuries. Because of...

Where Is The Meaning Of Human Existence Located

The word philosophy comes from Greek and literally means love of wisdom. Webster dictionary defines philosophy as a critical study of fundamental beliefs and...

The empirical/rational and formal/material

Kant starts off making two distinctions regarding kinds of knowledge, empirical/rational and formal/material. Empirical or experience-based knowledge is contrasted with rational knowledge, which is...

Augustine and Freedom: Some Tentative Philosophical Reflections

Evil-doing is neglect of eternal things and love of temporal things to the extent of becoming subject to them. This is done by the...

Substance Dualism Essay

I believe that the popular or "ghost in the machine" form of substance dualism best solves the mind body problem. My views in this...

The Transcendental Movement of 1830s

In 1830, a movement known as Transcendentalism began to gain popularity in America. Representing an idealistic system of thought, "strength, courage, self-confidence, and independence...

A Philosophical Rationalism

Strongly influenced by the rise of modern science and by the aftermath of the long religious conflict that followed the Reformation, the thinkers of...

Sam Vaknin’s Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites

"The new narcissist is haunted not by guilt but by anxiety. He seeks not to inflict his own certainties on others but to find...

Three Sweeping Reforms

Of all the questions posed to the class only one question really made me think. Socrates had a grand ideal for a city of...

Kant: Goodness Essay

The philosopher I used is Immanuel Kant. He was very practical in his thinking of goodness. A quote of his was "I ought, therefore...

Aesthetics – The Analysis Of Taste And The Analysis Of Sensible Cognition Or Intuition

Kant defined aesthetic as both, “the analysis of taste and the analysis of sensible cognition or intuition” (1). Aesthesis, means “sensation”, the Greeks made...

Existentialist Movement Essay

Existentialism is a philosophical movement that developed in continental Europe during the 1800s and 1900s. Most of the members are interested in the nature...

Comparitive Philosophies And Religions

Life in ancient times was full of risks and uncertainty for those people living there. Much trust was put in the unknown, but as...

Kant: The Humanity Formula

Few formulas in philosophy have been so widely accepted and variously interpreted as Kants injunction to treat humanity as an end in itself(Hill, 38)....

Aristotle’s philosophies essay

Aristotle was born in 384 BC. ; with him came the birth of Western realism. He was a student of Plato and a tutor...

The Six Orthodox Schools Of Philosophy

In India there are six orthodox schools of philosophy which recognize the authority of the Vedas as divine revelation, and they generally function as...

Philosophy: Life After Death Analysis

Nobody likes the idea that we are going to die. It’s one of those things that pop into your head whenever you get comfortable,...

Empirical Knowledge Essay

Kant starts off making two distinctions regarding kinds of knowledge, empirical/rational and formal/material. Empirical or experience-based knowledge is contrasted with rational knowledge, which is...

Descartes Philosophy Essay

From Descartes' perspective, nature is a representation of God; therefore, God must intrinsically exist, inasmuch as he, too, is a product of His own...

Confucianism, the philosophical system

Confucianism, the philosophical system founded on the teaching of Confucius, who lived from 551 BC to 479 BC, dominated Chinese sociopolitical life for most...

G.W.F. Hegel

Imagine studying the political and social developments of the 20th century without ever considering Communism or evaluating the idea of Fascism. Envision a Russia...

Hume vs. Kant On the Nature of Morality

From the origin of Western philosophical thought, there has been an interest in moral laws. As Hume points out in the Treatise, "morality is...

Philosophy: A Comprehensive Definition

The word philosophy, by definition, is extremely vague and ambiguous. It can be related to anything to do with thought, perception, and even basic...

Sartre`s Existentialism Essay

Jean-Paul Sartre . . . the name is one of the most popular in modern philosophy. But who was he? What did he write...

Freud Foucault And Society

Aristotle once stated in Metaphysics that, "All men by nature desire Knowledge. " If one accepts the claim that knowledge is power, then it...

The One Truth of Reality

The one single truth of reality is not measured or distinguished -- it is the ultimate paradox. The journey by which one achieves this...