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A Roman view on Humanity
From the early Roman republic to the very beginning of the rise of Christianity, the view
of humanity can be found through the expressive and demonstrative ways that were used during
the time period such as the Roman view of human relationship with the gods, literature, art, and
also philosophy. Not only can it be foun

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A Treatise of Human Nature
Hume in his work “Treatise of Human Nature” says that all our actions are the result of the way we perceive things. Hume talks about morality and reasons and distinguishes them from one another. He tries to make us clear what differentiates vice from virtue, is it morals or reasons. Morality is rather practical and it is supposed to influence our p

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Allegory
Plato’s The Allegory of the Cave is a short story specifically discussing the parallels between the shadows the prisoners sees on the wall of the cave, and the illusion, which passes off as truth in today’s society. The Allegory of the Cave is about Socrates teaching his student, Glaucon, certain principles of life by telling him one of his allegor

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Analysis of THUS SPAKE ZARATHUSTRA
MAJOR IDEAS

Self-deception is a particularly destructive characteristic of West Culture. Life is The Will To Power; our natural desire is to dominate and reshape the world to fit our own preferences and assert our personal strength to the fullest degree possible. Struggle, through which individuals achieve a degree of power commensu

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Anger Dwells Only in the Bosom of Fools
Consider the following statement:

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.


“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.” This remarkable quotation was spoken by the preeminent, German-born physicist, Albert Einstein. He is suggesting that anger is overall an unproductive emotion, is this true? If someone has be

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Are we civilized?
We are starting to witness the beginning of a new era. It is full of information and technology, and it will decide how the future is going to be. But despite all our new inventions and ideas that show us how we’re better off than the generations before us, have we grown in any other ways? Does being civilized only mean to become more advanced tech

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Arguments of Dualism
Dualism is the theory that mind and matter are two distinct things. The main argument for dualism is that facts about the objective external world of particles and fields of force, as revealed by modern physical science, are not facts about how things appear from any particular point of view, whereas facts about subjective experience are precisely

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Aristotle
As Aristotle viewed the world around him, he observed that things are moving and changing in certain ways. Aristotle discovered that certain things cause other things, which in turn cause something else. Aristotle believed that an infinite chain of causation was not possible, thus, a prime mover of some kind must exist as the first cause of every

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Aristotle on Politics
Aristotle does not regard politics as a separate science from ethics, but as the completion, and almost a verification of it. The moral ideal in political administration is only a different aspect of that which also applies to individual happiness. Humans are by nature social beings, and the possession of rational speech (logos) in itself leads us

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Aristotle’s view
Is life really about the ‘money’, the ‘cash’, the ‘hoes’, who has the biggest gold chain or who drives the shiniest or fastest car, who sells the most albums or who has the most respect? Aristotle challenges views, which are similar to the ones held and shown by rap artists such as Jay-Z and the Notorious B.I.G., by observing that everything in the

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Beliefs about the world
Beliefs about our world, and what is valuable definitely play a great role in influencing the pursuit of knowledge. Man does not typically pursue anything that is worthless. However, sometimes we gain knowledge without pursuing it, so in this case belief does not influence us, unless we choose not to believe the new knowledge. Value is a subject

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Berkeley’s Theory of Immaterialism
As man progressed through the various stages of evolution, it
is assumed that at a certain point he began to ponder the world around
him. Of course, these first attempts fell short of being scholarly,
probably consisting of a few grunts and snorts at best. As time passed
on, though, these ideas persisted and were eve

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BIRDS’ LANGUAGE
BIRDS’ LANGUAGE
(Notes regarding a Platonic dialogue)

“All we can say about language, and also about death is, in a certain sense, an unaccessible truth.”
(GEORGE STEINER, “After Babel”, Bucharest, 1983)

They say about Prussia’s Frederic the Great that, tempted by the thought of an EXPERIMENTAL recovery o

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Can Brown save Platonism this time?
From the book “Philosophy of Mathematics”, the author James Brown addresses many problems involving Platonism’s view in mathematics; such as how other mathematicians and philosophers debunk Platonism’s view. Brown, however, saves Platonism by attacking the intruders first. Before reaching the stage where Brown fights the intruders, it is necessar

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Cartesian Dualism Challenged
In this paper, I will examine the issues of individuation and identity in Descartes’ philosophy of mind-body dualism. I will begin by addressing the framework of Cartesian dualism. Then I will examine the problems of individuation and identity as they relate to Descartes. Hopefully, after explaining Descartes’ reasoning and subsequently offering

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Classic And Contemporary Philosophies
Why is it so important that young children in our society receive a good education? The answer to that question is very simple; because they are our future. The old saying “the youth of today are the leaders off tomorrow” holds more truth than many people realize. By giving children a good start at an early age we are only helping ourselves as w

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Compare and Contrast The Writings of Confucius
Three of the most famous writings from ancient civilizations are the writings of Confucius, Hammurabi’s code of laws, and Egypt’s Book of the Dead. At first, they seem very different, they’re from different times, regions, and religions, but they all offer a peek into what values ancient people considered important.

One of the valu

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Compare Contrast Plato Phaedo Aristotle Heroclitus
Plato in his philosophy gives a valuable place to the idea of justice and soul. For justice,
he used the word Dikaisyne. This translates to morality, which properly includes the whole duty of man. It also covers the whole area of the individual’s conduct in such a way that it affects others. This brings forth a connection with his theory of

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Confucianism and Japanese Growth
Many factors helped aid in the dynamic growth that occurred
in Japan and the four little dragons during the post-World War 2
period. Some of these factors were situational factors unique to the
time but some of the factors were cultural. The legacy of Confucianism
in Japan and the four little dragons helped to furthe

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Confucius and Confucianism
Confucius and Confucianism

LIFE OF CONFUCIUS
Confucius was believed to have been born in 551 BC., in the state
of Lu, known today as the Shandong province. His parents, who died
while he was a child, named him Kong Qui. Confucius was derived from
the Latin word Kongfuzi which means Great Master Kong. Con

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