The Inhuman Politics of Noboru and His Gang in Yukio Mishima’s The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea.

‘The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea’ was written in 1963 by Japanese author Yukio Mishima, known as one of the most controversial yet celebrated writers of Japan. One could argue the novel has many links to Japan’s history, hinting at various aspects of Japan’s WWII surrender. Translated by John Nathan, the novel … 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

My Moral And Ethical Stance

My own moral and ethical stance is based upon Levinas’ theory of ethics that ethical actions come from interactions with the “Other”. It also strongly surrounds the biblical passage “Thou shalt not kill”. I believe that one should understand what other people are going through and have compassion for them. This stance applies to my … Read more

Carl Jung Vs Sigmund Freud: A Comparison Of Psychodynamic Theories Of Personalities

Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung both author two separate Psychodynamic Theories of Personality. While former colleagues and even close friends at one time, differences related to their studies led to a falling out. After Jung and Freud’s split, Jung spoke about being in a suffocating atmosphere when it came to working with Freud (Williams, 1963). … Read more

Locke’s Philosophy on the Concepts of ‘Substance’, ‘Nominal essence’ and ‘Real essence’

Within his Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Locke picks up where his predecessors in epistemological theorizing left off and proceeds to shift the study towards a more empiricist approach. Amongst the complexities of his theory, the notions of ‘substance’, ‘nominal essence’ and ‘real essence’ are fundamental and relate, in Locke’s view, to explain the nature of … Read more

Chess is more than a game; it’s a philosophy

I looked up at my opponent over the maple and mahogany battlefield covered with kings, queens, and knights after half an hour of silent contemplation. Fallen soldiers – discarded in the heat of battle – were strewn across the sides of the table. Staring back at me was the most experience strategist in my home … 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


ABSTRACT Pragmatism, a style of writing that gives the impression of recording or ‘reflecting’ faithfully an actual way of life rejects idealization, escapism, and other extravagant qualities of romance in favour of recognizing soberly the actual problems of life. This research seeks social pragmatism in the novel, Untouchable written by Mulk Raj Anand respectively. Untouchable … Read more

Review of Niccolo Machiavelli’s Book, The Prince

The Prince by Machiavelli is one of the most influential treatises in human history, conceived by Italian political theorist and diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli. The Prince is often regarded as one of the first true examples of modern philosophy, most notably, political philosophy, and Machiavelli addressed many different attributes of politics, war-time strategies and the implementation … Read more

The Metaphor of the Cave

Plato introduces his famous allegory of the cave with the phrase, “like this:” thus establishing that the passage is structured as a metaphor, and therefore must be read both as a figurative description and a symbolic representation of a concrete state of being (VII:514). He also emphasizes that the reader must “imagine,” a command that … Read more

Comparative Study on Departmentalized and Self-Contained Classrooms Concerning the Systems Theory and Action Research

CHAPTER 2. LITERATURE REVIEW Systems Theory A theory that supports the theoretical foundation of this study is systems theory. Systems theory can be applied to any system that exists in nature, technology, or, or human domains (Boulding, 1991). Systems theory involves systems thinking, which means concentrating on the whole rather than the individual parts (Mele, … Read more

Hume: Criticism of Descartes

David Hume, a Scottish philosopher and historian, thrived during the Enlightenment era. In this segment of history, which is also known as the Age of Reason, European scholars attempted to find the root of knowledge, often by working through one of two prevalent schools of thought, empiricism and rationalism. Hume, an empiricist, suggested that knowledge … Read more

Personal Philosophy Of Nursing

Philosophy in nursing stems from providing competent and optimal care to patients and communities. These values are the stepping stones to be a successful nurse. In my short few months as an RN, my focus is delivering quality care to my patients. I will be discussing the essence of nursing, my beliefs and values, and … Read more

Quality of Life

When I was growing up, no one talked about the concept of “Quality of Life.” Especially, not around the playground. I can’t even tell you if I ever even heard my parents talk about it or even my grandmother. But when I got into college and began studying physiology, anatomy and all sciences related to … 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

Poetry’s Impact on Society in ‘A Defense of Poesy’

In the long essay, “A Defense of Poesy,” Sir Philip Sidney responds to the attempts of repression by the Puritan Movement on poets and their work by characterizing poetry as the roots of culture and intelligence. Sidney uses mythical allusions and historical references to various cultures in order to create an all-encompassing argument promoting the … Read more

Plato’s biography

Plato whose original name was Aristocles was born into one of the most known aristocratic families of Athens. His father name was Ariston and his mother’s name was Perictione. His aristocrat family and the historic period created lots of impacts for Plato’s point of view on life. He also born in the illustrious city and … Read more

Good vs Evil

Within the pages of “Beowulf” there is a constant struggle between good and evil. The epic poem is a classic tale of good versus evil with Grendel and Grendel’s mother being the embodiment of evil and Beowulf being good. Both sides share contrasting qualities. The themes within this epic include: God versus Cain, Beowulf versus … 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

Ethics: How a person should behave in the society.

Ethics is what defines a person’s character. How a person should behave in the society. But how do we justify our acts as ethical? An idea suggests that an act is ethical if it is benefiting the greatest number of people. While doing this, one is simply benefiting the whole population rather than causing any … Read more

A look at the beliefs of karma, reincarnation, Samsara and Enlightenment as depicted in Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism

Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism all possess the ideas of karma, samsara, reincarnation, and enlightenment. Karma can be seen as the cliche phrase, what goes around comes around. Samsara is the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth, which also is called reincarnation. Enlightenment is the ultimate purpose of life within all these philosophies; Nirvana is what … Read more

Inclusive Connection between Poetics and Oedipus the King

Aristotle’s passage Poetics (350 BC) was written the century after the composition of Sophocles Oedipus the King (428 BC). Despite their chronological separation, the two texts relate in incisive ways. In particular, Aristotle used Oedipus as the foundation for his explanation theory. For Aristotle, a tragedy must have certain characteristics that Oedipus the King contains … Read more

The Main Idea in “Of Revenge”

In his essay “Of Revenge”, Francis Bacon delves into the topic of revenge, approaching it with objectivity. He acknowledges the pervasive tendency that is revenge, likening it to a which is and yet it must be given legal retribution. A firm believer of the law, Bacon mostly criticizes revenge, and argues that it is more … Read more

The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct

The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct was developed to uphold the application of core values, ideals, and principles to assist teachers” decision-making about ethical issues. The Core Values of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct is based on the foundation of the field’s commitment to young children. It is noteworthy that all seven of the … Read more

Simple Facts Of Life

Life is not as hard as we sometimes make it to be. All fingers are not equal and some were born more fortunate than some others. Bearing this in mind, we should learn to cut our coats according to our coat. Social media has got people living a fake life, snapping pictures with borrowed clothes … Read more

Allegory of the Cave, Descartes’ Meditations, and The Truman Show

In his Allegory of the Cave, Plato asks us to consider that the world we are living is the equivalent of a cave; in order for us to enter into this “sensible realm” of truth and knowledge we must actively pursue these values. In his First Meditation, Rene Descartes asks us to abandon all preexisting … Read more

Analysis of Albert Camus’ Writing Style

Most of Albert Camus’ writings focus on the philosophy of the Absurd. His main character in the novel, The Stranger exemplifies what an absurd man is and his essay The Myth of Sisyphus takes readers through his reasoning for his belief and the conclusion that he reaches. Camus’ philosophy of life in his opinion is … Read more

The Idea of Civil Disobedience

Civil Disobedience in the Mind of Socrates Civil disobedience is a practice that has been studied and exhibited for thousands of years. This practice is defined as “the refusal to obey certain laws or governmental demands for the purpose of influencing legislation or government policy” (1). It is a form of peaceful protest based on … Read more

An Examination of the Effects of Hume’s Bundle Theory of Self on the Reasoning of an Individual Towards Personal Identity and Morality

Intro to Philosophy Hume Paper-How does Hume’s bundle theory of self affect his reasoning regarding personal identity and morality? Scottish philosopher David Hume stands out in history for his skepticism and devotion to his reasoning, along with his well known disputes of many of his predecessor’s metaphysical speculations. Hume was a self-identified skeptic, a man … Read more

Actions done out of love are always beyond good and evil

Critical Analysis of Nietzsche’s Claim: Actions Done out Of Love Are Always beyond Good and Evil Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the renowned German philosophers, cultural critics, and an essayist. Nietzsche’s works on aesthetics, realization, truth, cultural theory, the meaning of existence, language, decency, history, power, and nihilism have resulted to a vast impact on … Read more