Ethics Reflection Paper: Miss Evers’ Boys

Ethics is defined as a moral principle that deals with right verses wrong and ultimately governs an individual’s behavior. As members of the healthcare community, we have an obligation to protect the rights of every patient we take care of. However, there were times in the past, as seen in the movie Miss Evers’ Boys, … Read more

The Concept of the Copy Principle in David Hume's Treatise of Human Nature

Argument Analysis III The concept of the copy principle is prevalent in David Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature. The idea of the copy principle is that simple ideas stem from simple impressions. Hume defines impression as “sensations, passions and emotions” while ideas are “the faint images of the others in thinking and reasoning” (Hume 208). … Read more

A View of Alex Garland’s Film, Ex Machina

In the bathroom scene in Ex Machina (2015), Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) performs a test on himself, to see if he is an android like Ava, and, as he has just discovered, Kyoko. While one would think this scene should resolve the question, it only muddies the water. As Caleb examines himself in the mirror, green … Read more

Humanism in Architecture

Renaissance Humanism has its roots in classical antiquity and has profoundly influenced western society and architecture. Present an evidenced argument either for or against a revival of humanist ideals in the 21st century. PNumber: P17191909 Session 2017/18 STATEMENT OF ORIGINALITY I confirm by submitting this work for assessment that I am its sole author, and … Read more

Plato and Aristotle on Form and Substance

How can you classify forms according to Plato? According to Plato’s Theory of Forms, the physical world isn’t necessarily the real world, rather reality exists beyond the physical world. There are two realms; the physical realm and the Realm of Forms. The physical realm consists of material things we come into contact with in our … Read more

Jean Jacques Rousseau’s Legacy

Jean Jacques Rousseau Although most famously known for his work in philosophy, Jean Jacques Rousseau contributed to many other areas during his lifetime. He not only built upon contemporary moral, political, and educational thought, but also developed the subjects of musical composition and writing. His ideas and accomplishments preceded many historical and modern thinkers, who … Read more

Aristotle courage

Courage and justice have been two highly discussed values throughout the semester, and in this essay I will seek to connect the two together as well as relating the ideas in accordance with Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, The Illiad, and The Epic of Gilgamesh. According to the dictionary, courage is defined as “the quality of mind … Read more

What Is The True Purpose Of Life?

Happiness is one of the most desired goals in life, yet for many it seems to be elusive. It’s easy to take in ourselves into thinking, “When I just have that nice house and new car, then I can be happy.” But in reality, happiness is available to all of us, right now. A big … Read more

The Life of the Founder of Pythagorean Brotherhood

Pythagorean Brotherhood Pythagoras of Samos is the founder of a religion called Pyhagoreanism where he developed the Pythagorean brotherhood (Pythagoras). It is known that Pythagoras made traveled a lot during his life, but he eventually settled down in Croton, Italy (Pythagoras). Throughout his life Pythagoras made discoveries in many fields, including math and medicine. The … Read more

The Virtue of True Friendship

Friendship is arguably the most relevant philosophical matter expounded upon in The Nicomachean Ethics. While other virtues may not be practiced on a daily basis, friendship and the implications of such a relationship are somewhat more consistent. Living necessitates interactions and relationships with other people, and Aristotle’s view on friendship offers insight that can be … Read more

The biography of Confucius

Confucius (551 – 479 BCE), was a thinker, political figure, educator and founder of the Ru School of Chinese thought. Confucius was born at Shang-ping, in the country of Lu. His given name was Kong, but his disciples called him Kong-fu-tse, (i.e. Kong the Master, or Teacher.) His father passed away when he was only … Read more

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Civilization leads humans to an unhealthy form of self-love which centred on vanity, jealousy and pride. Jean-Jacques Rousseau believed that this unhealthy self-love emerged when humans went to live in cities, as they lived in ‘bad habits’, vices and in comparison. As a result, he believed that a natural education helps in a child’s development … Read more

Ideals and Rationality During the Age of Enlightenment in Moliere’s Tartuffe and Chikamatsu Monzaemon’s The Love Suicides at Amijima

The Age of Enlightenment The spirit of the Age of Enlightenment is embodied in our texts with examples of reason, equality for all, and rationality. Moliere’s Tartuffe and The Love Suicides at Amijima by Chikamatsu Mon’ Zaemon both show these characteristics through the characters and the plot each story takes. Straying away from the ideals … Read more

Descartes’ cogito: inference or intuition?

The kind of reasoning utilized by Descartes in order to arrive at his conclusion of the cogito has been questioned since its initial publication in The Discourse on the Method. The conjunction ‘ergo’ suggests the formula of an inference, that Descartes has concluded his existence from a premise. Yet, Descartes himself seems to deny the … Read more

Self-Reflection, Responsibility for Own Mistakes, and the Power of Integrity in the The Crucible by Arthur Miller

In Author Miller’s book The Crucible, there are many passages of literature that can teach us valuable life lessons. The characters portrayed in this novel all seem to have their own interpersonal issues, but one character seems to stand out. John Proctor is a troubled character and continues to contribute toward his own downfall. It … Read more

Review of the Series, Switched At Birth

The multimodal object I chose to focus on is an ABC Family television show called “Switched At Birth”. It’s about two families who discover that their daughters are not actually their blood related children because they were accidentally switched at the hospital when they were born. I believe that the goal of the show was … Read more

Understanding Of Bad Faith By Jean-Paul Sartre

Mauvaise foi or bad faith is a philosophical concept popularized by philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre to describe the propensity for human beings to oppose absurdism in order to justify the circumstances in which they live. As an existentialist, Sartre believed that existence is a function of the meaning and values the individual gives to the world. … Read more

Speculating On The Cultural Phenomenon Of Postmodernity

Postmodernity Reflection In class thus far we have discussed two entirely different schools of thought. One: modernity, which contained a society of new and enlightening individuals. On the other hand is the second school of thought: postmodernity. Postmodernity is a cultural phenomenon that is the rejection of modernist principles. Postmodernity challenges the society we have, … Read more

Significance of the “Myth of Er”

The so-called “Myth of Er” has long puzzled Plato’s readers. Socrates, whose teachings and conversations Plato chronicles, tells the story of Er, who journeyed to the afterlife and came to life again to tell his story. The tale is not found in any source except Plato and is obviously fictional. Earlier in The Republic, meanwhile, … Read more

Aristotle’s Critique of Plato’s Republic

In book two of Aristotle’s Politics, Aristotle defines his ideal state by criticizing the values put forward in Plato’s The Republic. In doing so, Aristotle censures Plato’s idea of state unification through sharing as much as possible, including wives, children, and property. Aristotle counters that Plato’s concept is detrimental to the state’s unity because it … Read more

The Concept of Time

The definition of the concept of time has been related with ambiguities and even contradictions. For instance, time has been described as “time nothing more than the occurrence of events in sequences, on after another” (Olpin and Hessen, 2012, p.167), and “a resource that, when lost or misplaced, is gone forever” (Kerzner, 2009, p.286). Time … Read more

The structural portion of Psychoanalytic theory by Sigmund Freud

The structural portion of Psychoanalytic theory by Sigmund Freud, attempts to explain how the unconscious mind function with three distinct components, namely id, ego and superego and how the conflict between two of the three component could give rise to Marilyn’s behaviours when her phobia of the dark is activated. The maintenance of Marilyn’s behaviour … Read more

Depiction Of Britain and Society In Jonathan Swift and Oliver Goldsmith’s Works

Jonathan Swift and Oliver Goldsmith both censured how British social orders functioned and how they treat poor people. Quick, be that as it may, condemned the absence of empathy with unforgiving, gnawing parody. For instance, the storyteller of “A Modest Proposal” recommends that the starving Irish stuff and pitch their year-old children to well-off English … Read more