Category: Philosophy

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Existentialism In World Literature

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The Indian Review of World Literature in English, Vol. 1, No. I – Jan, 2005 EXISTENTIALISM IN ANITA DESAI’S FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN NAGAPPAN SETHURAMAN Existentialism as a philosophy is historically and culturally of European origin. Ever since it was... [ view article ]

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The Power of One

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In all great stories, a unique sense of individuality is typically the main element of a compelling protagonist. This individuality usually sets up key conflicts in the story that drive the plot. Othello and Peekay are both characters that posses... [ view article ]

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My Personal Philosophy

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My Personal Philosopy My Personal Philosophy A teacher’s personal philosophy of education is a critical element in his or her approach to guiding children along the path of enlightenment. ~ Barbara Wilt Opportunity abounds for elementary education in the twenty-first... [ view article ]

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Marx’s Deployment Of The Term Abstraction

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The term abstraction manifoldly pervades Marx's writing. The heterogeneity of its meaning is related to the fact that Marx understands production within a system of capitalism to be a totalizing process which presides over the finiteness of the individual mind... [ view article ]

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Are there any Arguments Which Work to Prove the Existence of God?

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In this essay it shall be discussed whether there are any arguments which work to prove the existence of God. The teleological and cosmological arguments shall be first discussed, criticised by showing their reliance on the ontological argument, which shall... [ view article ]

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Consider Descartes’ First Two Meditations, and answer the question: can you know that your experiences are veridical?

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The question of whether or not one can know whether one is dreaming has become a staple of philosophical discussion since Descartes wrote The Meditations in the 1600s. Engaging in philosophy for the first time, this can seem a bizarre... [ view article ]

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Does Virtue Ethics Offer a Convincing Account of what it is to be Right?

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This essay shall discuss whether or not virtue ethics offers a convincing account of what it is to be morally right. It shall focus on Hursthouse's version of virtue ethics, which shall be outlined first, and the positives of this... [ view article ]

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Examine Hobbes’ proposition that ‘people need governed’

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The debate surrounding our original state of nature or species being has been hotly contested by scholars for centuries and remains a pivotal line of enquiry in contemporary pedagogic circles. In societies across the globe we observe entire populations governed... [ view article ]

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Instrumentalism Underdetermination Realism

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  Understanding Underdetermination in conjunction with realism and instrumentalism   The present essay is about the understanding of under determination thesis in conjunction with the realism and instrumentalism. As we know that realism and instrumentalism are two opposite views in... [ view article ]

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Is Machiavelli an Immoral Teacher of Evil?

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This essay will consider whether or not Machiavelli was a teacher of evil, with specific reference to his text The Prince. It shall first be shown what it was that Machiavelli taught and how this can only be justified by... [ view article ]

2276 words | 7 pages