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  • Analysis of the Crito

    Analysis of the Crito

    Analysis of the Crito The life of Socrates provides one example of someone who seeks a justification for his or her moral actions by living out his convictions even to the point of death. Socrates tries to use reason (rather than the values embedded in his culture) to determine whether an action is right or wrong. The dialogue called the "Crito" contains an image of Socrates trying to adopt what could be called the “moral

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    Submitted: May 12, 2010 By: Jack
  • Analysis of the Story of Seba

    Analysis of the Story of Seba

    Analysis of the story of Seba The story of Seba is a pure case of abuse which shows how people could be mean and cruel towards other human being that is less privileged. This is a very sad and unfortunate story. The woman that took Seba to Paris violated the deontological ethics- these theory holds that something is inherently right or good about such act as truth- telling and promise-keeping and inherently wrong or bad

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    Submitted: April 27, 2010 By: Anna
  • Analysis of Thrasymachus

    Analysis of Thrasymachus

    Analysis of Thrasymachus Throughout "The Republic" there exist different characters that each holds a unique importance towards the development of certain philosophies, in this case, the meaning of "justice". Thrasymachus is such a character, which could be considered a cynic by some; he plays an imperative role in the quest for the meaning of justice in the first book of "The Republic". While Cephalus and his son Polemarchus are unsuccessful in providing Socrates with an

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    Submitted: January 19, 2010 By: Vika
  • Analysis Thomas Hobbes’s Claim "a State of Nature Is, or Would Be, a State of War of Everyone Against Everyone"

    Analysis Thomas Hobbes’s Claim "a State of Nature Is, or Would Be, a State of War of Everyone Against Everyone"

    Thomas Hobbes argues that a state of nature will eventually become a state of war of everyone against everyone. According the Hobbes, the main reason behind this change will be the harsh competition over scarce resources caused by the nature of man. Through out this essay Hobbes's reasons will be explained in greater detail. In order to truly understand the logic behind Hobbes's claim, we must first understand his point of view of human nature.

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    Submitted: June 12, 2010 By: David
  • Analyzing Armstrong’s Nature of Mind

    Analyzing Armstrong’s Nature of Mind

    Analyzing Armstrong’s “The Nature of Mind” In David M. Armstrong’s “The Nature of Mind”, Armstrong praises the field of science and seeks to put the concept of mind into terms that agree with science’s definition of minds. His interest is in the physico-chemical, materialist view of man. Armstrong considers science to be the authority over other disciplines because of its reliability and result in consensus over disputed questions. Armstrong’s main argument is as follows: P1:

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Max
  • Anarchy V. Authoritarianism

    Anarchy V. Authoritarianism

    When contrasting any two words one must first investigate the meaning and origin of each, and secondly how they apply to our everyday use and concept of them. Many words don't only contrast in their meaning, but also in their origins and actions they entail in modern and past societies. The words anarchism and authoritarianism are two words that have been at war with each other since the beginning civilization, words that are the walls

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    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Vika
  • Anaxagoras of Clazomenae - Greek Philosopher Who Was Truly Gifted

    Anaxagoras of Clazomenae - Greek Philosopher Who Was Truly Gifted

    Anaxagoras of Clazomenae- Greek philosopher who was truly gifted Anaxagoras has been described as the last major Greek philosopher. Anaxagoras was an Ionian. He was born in what today is Turkey. Not much is know of his early life. We know that he came form a rich family but gave up that wealth to devoe himself to science. Anaxagoras is considered to be the first to introduce philosophy to the Athenians when he moved there

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    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Mike
  • Ancient Greek Values Infused in Art

    Ancient Greek Values Infused in Art

    There were three ideas and values that defined Greek culture; rationalism, idealism and humanism. These values were a large part of their society, infusing the people so deeply that it showed in everything from politics to art. Rationalism, a theory of intellect and reason being the key source of knowledge, was evident in the Greek's architecture and the way they viewed themselves, humans. Idealism brought out the best of all the abilities of the Greeks,

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    Submitted: February 12, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Ancient Philosophy

    Ancient Philosophy

    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 everything that changes or moves. The first evidence that Aristotle viewed was the world around him. He observed

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    Submitted: January 10, 2009 By: July
  • Anesthesia

    Anesthesia

    I will be telling you my short little paper on the History of Anesthesia. I will be telling what some terms mean that will be used in anesthesia history. Also I will be telling a some dates from years before our time on how anesthesia came from and who was there, and what drugs came out. First I will be starting out with several definition of the term anesthesia. The absence of normal sensitiation, especially

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    Submitted: January 8, 2010 By: Mike
  • Animal Rights

    Animal Rights

    Why does society not tolerate a harmful action of a man against another man, but very often they overlook a harmful action of a man against an animal? I think this question must be understood if we are ever to change the rights animals have. I feel strongly that animals should have rights. When I was a child I didn't believe animals had any actual rights, rather humans had rights that involved animals. My view

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    Submitted: January 20, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Annalytical Essay

    Annalytical Essay

    Philosophy is defined as a critical analysis of fundamental beliefs. The greatest philosophers in the western world: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, all believed in the idea of justice and the human soul. When they started forming their own beliefs, though, they were headed in different directions. Plato stressed on the true meaning of justice, and how all people deserved to be equal, while Aristotle felt that governing a state all depends on the needs of

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    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Edward
  • Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

    Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

    Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109) Table of Contents (Clicking on the links below will take you to that part of this article) * Life * Philosophical Writings * Theology Life The father of medieval scholasticism and one of the most eminent of English prelates was born at Aost Piedmont in 1033. Anselm died at Canterbury, England on April 21, 1109. While a boy he wished to be a monk, but his father forbade it. When he

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Steve
  • Anselm's Philosophy

    Anselm's Philosophy

    Anselm's definition of a God starts by saying that God is the greatest being we can possibly think of. When Anselm states this, it essentially means that it is not possible to think of a being greater than God. Anselm also states that if God is the greatest thinkable being, he is referring to the fact that it would be impossible to imagine or to create in ones mind someone or something being better than

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    Submitted: January 10, 2009 By: July
  • Anselmian Theism

    Anselmian Theism

    Sean Madden September 17, 2007 Philosophy Reflection Paper #2 Anselmian theism is a set of beliefs having to do with the existence of God according to St. Anselm. The existence of God as explained by Anselmian theism: God exists in every possible world and thus in every possible situation. This definition of Anselmian theism relates very heavily with Anselm's definition of God which states, "That than which nothing greater can be conceived". Anselmian theism expresses

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    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • Anselm’s Philosophy

    Anselm’s Philosophy

    Anselm's definition of a God starts by saying that God is the greatest being we can possibly think of. When Anselm states this, it essentially means that it is not possible to think of a being greater than God. Anselm also states that if God is the greatest thinkable being, he is referring to the fact that it would be impossible to imagine or to create in ones mind someone or something being better than

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    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Steve
  • Anselm’s Proslogium

    Anselm’s Proslogium

    In this discourse, Anselm looks to discover God, and discover what makes God real. Anselm has many conflicts at first with himself, wondering if there is one true single argument as to prove the existence of God. Anselm puts all his thoughts together from first to last, those which made him almost give up wondering, and those thoughts that made him fully understand. Anselm also tries to answer the many questions as to why human's

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    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Mike
  • Answer to Learning Disability with a Focus on Systems Thinking

    Answer to Learning Disability with a Focus on Systems Thinking

    Systems Thinking: Answer to Learning Disabilities Introduction The average life expectancy of traditional organizations is only about 40 to 50 years (Stephen, 2000). This is because they usually have tendencies to be retrospective and reactive, instead of being prospective and proactive (Cathon, 2000). ‘Retrospective' in a sense that organizations respond to agents that are only currently present in their situation, similar to a passive treatment of issues where nothing has been done unless an agent

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    Submitted: May 3, 2011 By: luvarne
  • Antigone

    Antigone

    Oedipus was king of Thebes, he was hated and infamous. He lost the throne to Creon by tearing out his own eyes and killed himself. His two sons Eteocles and Polyneices fought each other for the kingship but ended up killing each other. Creon was hailed king of Thebes. Antigone and Ismene were sisters to Eteocles and polyneices. Creon favored Eteocles and he perceived him as the cities champion and ordered that Eteocles could be

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: regina
  • Antigone Vs. Creon

    Antigone Vs. Creon

    "Morality is always the product of terror; its chains and strait-waistcoats are fashioned by those who dare not trust others, because they dare not trust themselves, to walk in liberty," writes author Aldous Huxley. In "Antigone" the root of Creon's immoral behavior is not an inability to distinguish between what is wrong and what is right, but, rather, a fear or a terror of what may occur if he were to choose the morally right

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    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Antigone Vs. Kreon - "nomos" Vs. "written Laws"

    Antigone Vs. Kreon - "nomos" Vs. "written Laws"

    Antigone vs. Kreon- "Nomos" vs. "Written Laws" Antigone is a play written in 442 B.C. (hypothetical) by the noted Greek playwright Sophocles. In the play Sophocles deals with issues such as the relationship between males and females and the state as well as the position of women in society. He uses Antigone to represent obligation to family and the gods while Kreon represents obligation of the "written laws" of the state. I think that if

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    Submitted: May 26, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Antigone...Hero or Fool?

    Antigone...Hero or Fool?

    In Greek literature, a tragic hero is based upon an individual having several of the following qualities: having a high social position in society; not being overly good or bad; being persistent or stubborn in their actions; having a single flaw that brings about their own death and the death of others; and obtaining pity from the audience. Antigone was a prime example of a Greek tragic hero. Antigone, being the daughter of Oedipus, obtained

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    Submitted: May 13, 2010 By: Mike
  • Antony Flew

    Antony Flew

    Antony Flew (1955) introduces the concept of theology and falsification by referring to John Wisdom's parable of the Believer and the Skeptic in reference to the existence of a beautiful garden in the jungle. The Believer asserts that there must be a gardener taking care of it regardless of whether he can be seen, heard or felt, while the Skeptic believes there is no gardener and the garden blooms independently of a caretaker. Even after

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    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Vika
  • Apollonianism

    Apollonianism

    I choose Fight Club as my topic, because I am so familiar with it. Fight Club was the first movie shocked me deeply. Jack, Tyler and Marla are the main characters of Fight Club, a white-collar worker, a soap manufacturer, and a female smoker who makes a living by sale the clothes she steal off from washing machine. Jack is an insomniac, he find the cancer patients' meeting can make him go sleep. Therefore, he

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    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Mike
  • Apologetical Causation Argument

    Apologetical Causation Argument

    Apologetical Causation Argument Since the dawn of life, man has pondered the meaning of his existence. Where did he come from? How did he get here? How was the universe formed? With respect to the previous questions, there are two primary sides taken in the age-old debate. There are the creationists and the non-creationists. The creationists believe there is an omnipotent creator of the universe whereas the non-creationists believe there is no creator, but that

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    Submitted: May 20, 2010 By: Steve
  • Appearance and Reality

    Appearance and Reality

    Appearance and Reality In Chapter One Bertrand Russell basically wants to know the true meaning of "reality". The truth is that "reality" can never truly be determined. I say this because there is a difference between believing and actually knowing. For example I know the desk in the front of the classroom is real. I know this because all of my senses concur. Now when I try to determine to color, the texture or even

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    Submitted: April 16, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Application of Theory Towards Ethical Implementation of Military Force

    Application of Theory Towards Ethical Implementation of Military Force

    As I am heading off this summer to be trained as a Chaplain in the U.S. Navy, and I consider myself to be just shy of a pacifist, I am highly interested in questions of military ethics. I deal very often with both inward and outward doubts about the possible hypocrisies involved in becoming a piece of the infrastructure of a machine whose actions I may often disagree with. In the end I have my

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    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Jon
  • Applying Common-Sense Morality to Life

    Applying Common-Sense Morality to Life

    Applying Common-Sense Morality to Life I believe that I could and do "live with" W. D. Ross's theory of common-sense morality as my own moral code. I agree with some of the principles that Kant and Utilitarianism follow, but I believe they are too strict. I agree with the system of moral dilemmas and priorities that common-sense morality uses. It allows a person to prioritize moral obligations and choose which obligation is more important based

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    Submitted: February 1, 2010 By: Victor
  • Aquinas Five Proofs for the Existence of God

    Aquinas Five Proofs for the Existence of God

    Scientific reasoning has brought humanity to incredibly high levels of sophistication in all realms of knowledge. For Saint Thomas Aquinas, his passion involved the scientific reasoning of God. The existence, simplicity and will of God are simply a few topics which Aquinas explores in the Summa Theologica. Through arguments entailing these particular topics, Aquinas forms an argument that God has the ability of knowing and willing this particular world of contingent beings. The contrasting nature

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    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Mike
  • Aquinas’ Conception of Law

    Aquinas’ Conception of Law

    Conception of Law In life, there are certain goals that people tend to set for themselves. We strive to reach these goals in order to obtain happiness. Everything that we see as good is a part of happiness. We all want to be happy, and it has to be found on our own. Humans have a will. We are rational beings. Because of this rationalization, we can decipher between what is right and what is

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    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Artur

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