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Philosophy is the study of problems such as reality, existence, reason etc. Here you can also find information on famous Philosophers, literature on philosophy and more.

  1. Confucius

    孔子学说 Confucius Paper There are various significant Golden Rules that Confucius expressed, although I only find a certain amount of them to be important in my life. On the other hand, I disagree with the rest of his reflection on human life. There is only one quote I strongly agree with,

  2. Kant’s Formula of Humanity

    "So will such that the maxim of your will could become a universal law for all men." Kant is saying your actions, based on good will, can apply to all; so that good moral judgments made can become universal for everyone. Kant believed a person’s motive, his intentions of an action are what

  3. The Self

    Part 1: Summarize “The Self” by George Herbert Mead George Herbert Mead begins his article by highlighting that self is not something we are born with but rather a process we develop through our experiences and interactions with our social surroundings. Mead adds that we create an incomplete

  4. The Unity of Heaven and Human

    1HIST 504 Fall 2013 First Paper Your assignment is to write a paper that compares and contrasts the ideas of any two of the following three philosophers: Confucius (aka Kongzi), Mozi, Zhuangzi. In your comments, you should try to adopt the perspective of one of these three

  5. Buddhism DBQ

    Nina Raneses  AP World Pd. 7  Mr. Coe  10/28/14    Spread of Buddhism DBQ    The expansion of Buddhism influenced all walks of life in China one way or another.  Some believed that Buddhism could bring an individual being to salvation, others rejected 

  6. Math = Reality

    Math or Art? By: Dan Ruehlman It is obvious that without the human unearthing and understanding of mathematics we would not have the vast amounts of technological advancements we have today. The awareness of math is what allowed primitive civilizations to create

  7. Eastern Philosophy Letter

    Dear, Student I have lived a long life, in which I have seen and learned many things during my travels. I have dedicated my life to passing on the words of the great philosopher Confucius. Confucius was a sage and social philosopher whose teachings have for many centuries influenced

  8. Heraclitus vs Permenidies

    Priscilla Cummings Philosophy 221 Professor Eckert 10/25/08 Creation (Parmenides) vs. Evolution (Heraclitus) Heraclitus was an ancient Greek philosopher who was born around 540 B.C. into an aristocratic family in Ephesus. Heraclitus however, was not a fan of popular

  9. Fertility Treatement; Situation Ethics and Utilitariansism

    Fertility treatment Fertility treatments are used when people want to have children, but are unable to conceive naturally. Usually this is because of some kind of medical problem, but occasionally people seek fertility treatment because they are in a homosexual relationship, or are they are

  10. PHI 208 Final Exam

    PHI 208 Final Exam Click the link: http://www.homeworkmade.com/phi/phi-208-new/phi-208-final-exam-new/ Copy & Paste the link into your browser to get this tutorial: 1. According to Rachels, the “conventional doctrine” maintains that: 2. The Ring of Gyges gave the shepherd who

  11. Hume on Causation

    In his work, Hume says that causation is the most important relation. Using the notion of causation we constantly infer some facts from facts that are actually presented to us. This is done everyday by everyone. Hume gives the example of a man finding a watch on a desert island. From this fact,

  12. Lao Zi vs. Confuscious

    Confucius’ edifications are perserved in Analects. They compose the substratum of much of subsequent Chinese notional theorization on the inculcative comportment of the ideal man and how an individual should live his life, interact with others, and how they should participate in society and

  13. The Fleeting Beauty

    Happiness defined as the condition of being content; the concept of happiness is still vague, like a glance of a silhouette on the verge of the night---- fleeting beauty. Happiness is commonly thought of as having a lot of money, overflowing love, or power; in short getting everything you

  14. Impact of Christianity Response

    When one thinks about philosophy, immediately Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle come to mind. However prior to Socrates, Western civilization was taught by rhetoricians skilled at discussion and debate who were known as Sophists. Socrates shared philosophical practices and interests with the

  15. Utilitarianism

    Utilitarianism    When  America  dropped  the  atomic  bomb  on  Japan  during  World  War  II,   what was  their  motive?  Couldn’t  they  have  gone  with  a  simpler,  less  violent  solution?  This  is  one  of  the  most  controversial  examples  of  utilitarianism.  It  has  been 

  16. To What Extent Do You Agree with the View That Pla

    There is a famous statement that"there is an old quarrel between philosophy and poetry". Well Plato is definitely a person who believes in it. He lived at a time where his city was in disaster after the Peloponnesian war and this helped him to contribute his ability in philosophy as well as

  17. Critical Thinking and Today's Leaders

    CRITICAL THINKING MGT350 Critical Thinking In today’s world many businesses look for leaders that use critical thinking in their thinking. Why you ask? To know why you must have a clear understanding of what critical thinking is and how it has been applied in my own experience.

  18. Platos View on Democracy

    To clearly understand why Plato seems to find democracy and the democratic soul so objectionable you must first understand what democracy means. Plato's problem with democracy does not concern the system we know today nor does it directly concern Athenian democracy. Rather, it is the form of

  19. Did Socrates Commit Suicide

    “Did Socrates Commit Suicide?” Opinion Essay After reading this essay I believe that you the reader will be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that Socrates did commit suicide. I will have convinced you that that is the very truth. I will draw upon three sources to come to my conclusion.

  20. The Agents of Our Destiny

    This quest, this need, to solve life's mysteries. In the end, what does it matter when the human heart can only find meaning in the smallest of moments? They're here. Among us. In the shadows. In the light. Everywhere. Do they even know yet? We all imagine ourselves the agents of our

  21. Plato's Theory of the Forms

    Plato Worksheet (P4) and Reading: Give a critical account of Plato’s arguments for the existence of the forms. Plato’s argument for the existence of the forms is put through his character of Socrates and his argument of immortality. It would appear that Plato and Socrates disagree in as

  22. Assignment 1 Attachment Style

    1. How would you explain the various attachment styles identified based on the work of Bowlby and Ainsworth? It's sufficiently simple to know when you are connected to somebody in light of the fact that you know how you feel when you are separated from that individual, and, being a grown-up,

  23. The Decision - Short Story

    The Decision In the short story “Eveline” by James Joyce, Eveline is a young lady that has a troubled life. Much of her misery comes from her abusive father who is also very controlling. Even when she has the opportunity to leave with her boyfriend, Frank, to begin a new life she does

  24. Tao and Lao Tzu: Discussion Questions

    Discussion Questions 4 1.) According to Lao-tzu, what must the ruler provide the people with if they are to be happy? “Try to make people happy, and you lay the groundwork for misery.” According to Lao-tzu, in order to make the people happy, the ruler must stop insisting that they find

  25. Facism

    Shannon Swire Essay #1 Applied Social and Political Philosophy 2517-FA Dan Hansen What is fascism? Where did it come from? How is it affecting us today? These questions have come out of our class discussion of Mussolini and Hitler’s fascism ideals. I plan to flush out these

  26. Explaining the historical development and the evolution of how each grew out of the original field of epistemology or metaphysics:

    Idealism Rationalism Materialism INTRINSICIST EPISTEMOLOGY. Idealism. Idealism is a method of knowing reality this referred to as rationalism. Rationalism is the belief that reason, logic, or the intellect is the primary way of understanding reality. Philosophy (Rationalism) holds that

  27. Islam and Globalization

    The Earth and its habitants are going through some changes made by the geography of the world’s religions. The fundamental cause for this change is the development of globalization in the world. The movement of the different religious ethnicities in the post industrial societies has taken a

  28. Free Will

    According to Jeffrey R. DiLeo, free will is “the view that people have freedom of decision or choice without coercion between alternative courses of action.”(p.1040)When it comes to Artie and Judd in the movie Compulsion; the boys were free to commit the murder of Pauly Kessler. I believe this

  29. Books Related to Confucius and Confucianism

    Confucius and Confucianism- Books related to 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,

  30. PHI 208 Week 4 Media Quiz

    PHI 208 Week 4 Media Quiz Copy & Paste the link into your browser to get this tutorial: http://www.homeworkmade.com/phi/phi-208-new/phi-208-week-4-media-quiz/ 1. What would best express Colonel Nicholson’s (Alec Guinness) view regarding what makes a soldier, as