Samples "Philosophy"

Philosophy

Introduction If, as many believe, Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance, it follows that a number of the city's cultural values were in play in the era. The nature of the Renaissance itself is so expansive, the art and learning must have relied on the greatest commitment of the...

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Socrates is one of the most important and famous figures in western philosophy. Although there is little that exists of his actual teaching on its own, it is now known through the dialogues of his student Plato, which have become some of the most famous and influential pieces of philosophy...

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With recent research suggesting that human beings are biologically wired to believe in the afterlife, it is no wonder that mankind has always sought to understand what happens when people die (University of Oxford, 2011). Is there another world where souls are judged on the basis of their actions and...

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The salience of the problem of evil in regards to theology and religious studies is explicit, in as much as the acknowledgment of the existence of evil seems to oppose the contrasting claim of the existence of God. This problem of theodicy is a traditional concern of theology as well...

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When considering Daoism, the origin of things in context of a Daoist, or Taoist, is very important. In Daoism, the universe began as a universe egg. After many thousands of years, the egg split apart to form the heavens and the Earth. At this time, P’an ku was born as...

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The Enlightenment is one of the most influential periods of time across disciplines to this very day. In 18th century Europe, the culture exploded during this time and almost every major area of science, government and philosophy were irrevocably changed. Although this is by no means an exhaustive listing of...

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In his Essay on Man Alexander Pope presents the reader his own cosmology, wherein the human being plays a decisive role: it can be stated that Pope outlines his cosmology from the perspective of the human being. Simultaneously, however, this does not mean that Pope in some way privileges the...

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Dissoi loggoi is an ancient term that is derived from a text written by Sextus, towards the end of fifth century, BC, (Tylor and Lee). The historical placement of Dissoi loggoi is with Protagoras and the Sophists, (Taylor and Lee). Sophists were known for their ability to twist the meanings...

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Assuming I completely embrace Descartes' thinking in regard to reality as strictly a matter of perception, I face an inevitable dilemma. In simple terms, I must envision a way of being and living removed from the ideological foundations upon which I have always relied. The acceptance, however, demands the altered...

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