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  • Philosophy of Art Van Gogh Painting

    Philosophy of Art Van Gogh Painting

    Art is something that can cause difference of opinion, controversy, and many other contemporary issues. Art can also been viewed in many different mediums; such as music, paintings, the written word whether that be prose or poetry, photography as well as many more forms. I will be discussing the famous painter of Van Gogh and a painting that he described as ugly. Van Gogh described this painting as “…one of the ugliest I have done…”

    Essay Length: 1,808 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: February 26, 2010 By: July
  • Philosophy and Science

    Philosophy and Science

    It is sometimes maintained that the conflicts of the twentieth century (war and international contests in general) might best be characterized as between the left and right political persuasions (e.g., "communism" against "fascism" or "democracy" against "fascism"). Defend or dispute such a characterization using the two socioeconomic and political systems that have been the central concerns of our readings and discussion: that of Sun Yat-sen (The Kuomintang on the Chinese mainland and on Taiwan) and

    Essay Length: 2,656 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Mike
  • Creating a Philosophy of Life

    Creating a Philosophy of Life

    In his recent research, Pierre Hadot calls our attention to the original vocation of the philosopher: not as scholar but as sage. Hadot attempts to recapture the early understanding of the study of philosophy as an entry into a mode de vie, a way of life richly satisfying and personally rewarding. The challenge for us today, he claims, is to rediscover the unity between two different visions of philosophy: philosophy as scientific discourse and philosophy

    Essay Length: 659 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Do You Think Coca-Cola Is Driven by a Production, Selling or Marketing Philosophy? Why?

    Do You Think Coca-Cola Is Driven by a Production, Selling or Marketing Philosophy? Why?

    1.Do you think Coca-Cola is driven by a production, selling or marketing philosophy? Why? i. In my opinion, before 1995 under the top management Reberto Goizueta , Donald Keough and Dough Ivester, Coca-cola is driven by selling orientation. Their purpose of marketing is to sell more carbonated coke soda to more people, more often for more money to make more profit. Under legendary CEO Roberto C. Goizueta Coke stock soared 3,500 percent over 16 year,

    Essay Length: 863 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: Top
  • Philosophy


    My Philosophy 0215

    Essay Length: 628 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 4, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Philosophy for Children in the Philippines

    Philosophy for Children in the Philippines

    Can the Philosophy for Children program function in the formal educational institutions of our country today? Provide an account on whether its methodology and curriculum serves as effective means to educate elementary and high school Filipino children. The Philosophy for Children program seeks to foster inclinations towards philosophy among children through the community of inquiry. It is supposed to be incorporated in the child's education in order to develop the child's thinking and reasoning abilities.

    Essay Length: 1,780 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: March 5, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Life & Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

    The Life & Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

    The Life & Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche TIMELINE * Born: 1844. Rocken, Germany * Died: 1900. Weimar, Germany * Major Works: The Gay Science (1882), * Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883-1885), * Beyond Good & Evil (1886), * On the Genealogy of Morals (1887), 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

    Essay Length: 1,876 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: March 5, 2010 By: Victor
  • American Philosophy

    American Philosophy

    John Dewey was an American psychologist, philosopher, educator, social critic and political activist. He was born in Burlington, Vermont, on October 20, 1859. Dewey graduated from the University of Vermont in 1879, and received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1884. He started his career at the University of Michigan, teaching there from 1884 to 1888 and 1889-1894, with a one year term at the University of Minnesota in 1888. In 1894 he became

    Essay Length: 1,129 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 6, 2010 By: Mike
  • Philosophy


    managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie. The bourgeoisie, historically, has played a most revolutionary part. We could there fore seek to ask one imperative question, in what relation do the Communists stand to the proletarians as a whole? The Communists do not form a separate party opposed to the other working-class parties. They have no interests separate and apart from those of the proletariat as a whole. They do not set up any

    Essay Length: 261 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 6, 2010 By: Mike
  • Descartes’ Philosophy

    Descartes’ Philosophy

    Descartes' "evil genius scenario" provides the possibility for the existence of an evil genius that is in control of our world in place on an omnipotent god. By in control, I mean that he would in some magical way compose our lives by his own will, thus making any certain knowledge about material objects impossible. This scenario presents some real questions with Descartes' argument because it basically completely rules out the possibility of any god.

    Essay Length: 284 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 7, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Important Issue in Philosophy: What Is Christianity?

    Important Issue in Philosophy: What Is Christianity?

    Important Issue in Philosophy: What is Christianity? Throughout the history of the world there has never been such as an epic movement than Christianity. In the course of the centuries this movement has influenced the cultural development of many nations with spiritual, social and moral values. However despite the great effect this movement has caused on the entire planet, the question remains, what is Christianity? People from the secular world answer that question by saying

    Essay Length: 921 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: David
  • Kantian Philosophy

    Kantian Philosophy

    John Ho Preliminary Draft The Nature of the Soul The life of prisoners is no different than the life of many ordinary individuals. People are born inside the cave. Prisoners live their life without the need of making important choices for themselves, for the choices do not present to them, or the choices are not available for them. The choices are limited to conforming themselves to the rules of the prison and to survive in

    Essay Length: 288 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 11, 2010 By: Victor
  • What Is Philosophy

    What Is Philosophy

    What is Philosophy? Philosophy, according to Webster's 21st Century Dictionary is the study of the fundamental truths of life and the universe. In essence, philosophy is the search for the answer to the following questions as they apply to life and our universe; Why? Could there be? Is there? Was there? Will there ever be? The previous listed questions have no clear or obvious answer that is acceptable to all mankind. Unlike scientific hypothesis there

    Essay Length: 797 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 12, 2010 By: Jack
  • Philosophy of Education

    Philosophy of Education

    Progressivism My personal philosophy of education is most closely related to progressivism, which is a school of thought advocating that truth is determined by function. Progressivism is an educational philosophy focused on providing students with the skills and knowledge necessary not only to survive but also to succeed in a contemporary and competitive society. William James and John Dewey are accredited for developing the characteristically American philosophy of education that is progressivism. As the name

    Essay Length: 623 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 13, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Education and Philosophies

    Education and Philosophies

    In light of this course, I would say that my philosophy of education has changed. My first paper, in retrospect, reads almost like a fantasy of what teaching should be like. I think in this aspect I have matured enough to realize that everything in this profession is not "Disney" material. There are going to be students who do not follow directions, and worse who don't care about succeeding at all. I would feel responsible

    Essay Length: 363 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 16, 2010 By: Mikki
  • My Philosophy of Life

    My Philosophy of Life

    I can remember as a child always asking myself the "why" questions of life. What is the purpose of life? Why are we here? What is the purpose of life? Why do certain things happen? And is there really a God? I had always kept these questions to myself and eventually pushed them out of my mind altogether. I was raised in a Christian household and you just were not allowed to ask questions of

    Essay Length: 692 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 17, 2010 By: Yan
  • Adam Smith and Capitalist Philosophy

    Adam Smith and Capitalist Philosophy

    Adam Smith and Capitalist Philosophy Adam Smith was the first major capitalist philosopher to praise free market economy and no government involvement in the economy. Smith was an 18th century philosopher whose beliefs led to some of our modern day theories; his work marks the breakthrough of an approach which has progressively displaced the stationary Aristotelian view. His most famous book is An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, which

    Essay Length: 623 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 17, 2010 By: Bred
  • Philosophy: Ethics - to Clone or Not to Clone?

    Philosophy: Ethics - to Clone or Not to Clone?

    Philosophy: Ethics To Clone or Not To Clone? Cloning is the production of a group of genetically identical cells or organisms, all descended from a single individual. All clones have exactly the same characteristics and precisely the same DNA as their host cells. Their have been many debates about the moral ethics of cloning in recent years. Many people believe that cloning is immoral and that we are “playing God”. Most people do not know

    Essay Length: 1,428 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: March 19, 2010 By: David
  • Philosophy of Art

    Philosophy of Art

    Philosophy of Art: Art. It is not just one particular thing to one particular person. It comes in various forms, shapes, and sizes. Forms such as, drawing, painting, sculpting, writing, fine arts, music, photography, and the list could go on. Art is a way to express ones feelings without the artist actually stating how they feel. Everyone does not need to have a specific “talent” in art, because it is a form that flows through

    Essay Length: 306 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 20, 2010 By: Mike
  • Business Philosophy

    Business Philosophy

    Business operation in today’s corporate environment is extremely complex. In an era where we are expected as leaders to be profitable and aggressive, but are somewhat hindered to the confines of ethics and social responsibility, setting an example of a good leader and manager is a difficult task. I’m reminded of things I’ve seen and experienced in the past and droves of good and bad leaders I’ve studied. A good leader must exhibit several characteristics,

    Essay Length: 881 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 20, 2010 By: July
  • Modern Philosophy

    Modern Philosophy

    Philosophy is a study that includes various diverse subfields such as aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, and metaphysics. Various philosophical traditions use different methods and include different topics in their study. Some, for example, include politics, physics, or religion. The fundamental method of philosophy involves the systematic use of critical reasoning to evaluate arguments in defence of assertions of belief or opinion. The term philosophy comes from the Greek word "Φιλοσοφία" (philo-sophia), which means "love of

    Essay Length: 321 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 20, 2010 By: Victor
  • Caribbean Philosophy

    Caribbean Philosophy

    A brief overview to some of the main Caribbean philosophers Afro-Caribbean philosophical consist within the wider framework of African, European, and Afro-American philosophical traditions. There were different languages in the history of Caribbean philosophy; English, French and Spanish. The following paper tries to give a Brief summary of the most influential authors. Eric Eustace Williams (1911 – 1981) was prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago from 1961 until his death. Prior to entering politics, he

    Essay Length: 580 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 21, 2010 By: Monika
  • The Philosophies of Judge Dee

    The Philosophies of Judge Dee

    The translated novel Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee tells of a district magistrate of Chang-Ping in the T’ang Dynasty named Judge Dee Goong An, famous for his ability to solve mysterious cases. This is simple enough, except it is immediately evident to the reader that Judge Dee is not just a normal magistrate content with solving a case – it is easy to see that he always digs deeper. His success is unparalleled in the

    Essay Length: 1,768 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: March 24, 2010 By: Artur
  • Continental Philosophy

    Continental Philosophy

    Continental philosophy in regards to existentialism and phenomenology were brought to life through centuries of philosophical thinking. This form of philosophy can be traced back to Georg Hegel as his influence spread like wildfire through the centuries. Starting with Hegel, the following describes contributing philosophers and the main principles that would influence and structure continental philosophy as we know it today. Georg Hegel (1770-1831) and his Hegelian idealism created response in the philosophers that would

    Essay Length: 757 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 25, 2010 By: David
  • Philosophy


    The book Letters to a Young Conservative by Dinesh D'Souza teaches and informs younger political strived people of the culture and well being of being political motivated. This book is excellent because it entails all the details of being involved in politics in these days. In the first pages of the book, D'Souza explains how he was at a university to give a speech and how all of these protestors would not let him make

    Essay Length: 1,669 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: March 25, 2010 By: Fonta

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