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Philosophy Of The Human Person

Philosophy as a discipline is the ultimate determinant of a person, race, as well as history. Human beings now understand their surrounding due to philosophy. It is evident that human beings are completely different from other creatures hence unique. In addition, human beings have the power to control most of the occurrences as well as […]

The Power of One

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 this unique individuality, and in each of their stories, it causes them to overcome or […]

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Marx’s Deployment Of The Term Abstraction

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 and therefore determinations, particulars and forms must be understood as relations in an ongoing process […]

Does Machiavelli Reduce Politics to Force?

In this essay, I assess whether Machiavelli reduces politics to force.  To construct a response to this, it is necessary to explore what “force” means, since “force” is a philosophically weak concept.  In order to understand “force” as a philosophical concept, we need to separate the concepts of authority and power.  With a clear concept […]

Referring to at least three examples, assess the validity of the idea of the Leftist intellectual.

Famously, in the last of his Theses on Feuerbach (1845), Marx declared that ‘The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it’ (1974, p.123). This was intended as part of a contribution to a contemporary debate within German philosophy – in this case, over the exact character of […]

Transcendental Knowledge Philosophy

  Immanuel Kant is responsible for introducing the term “transcendental” to the philosophical discussion. By doing this it was his goal to reject everything that Hume had to say. His argument proved that subjects like mathematics and philosophy truly existed. One of his main arguments was the idea that gaining knowledge was possible. Without this […]

Is Machiavelli an Immoral Teacher of Evil?

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 consequentialism. It shall then be discussed whether consequentialism is a viable ethical theory, in order […]

Instrumentalism Underdetermination Realism

  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 philosophy of science, so by explaining the two it would be much easier to grasp […]

Examine Hobbes’ proposition that ‘people need governed’

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 by (religious) laws and practices designed to manage, control and otherwise police the boundaries of […]

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

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 argument: that it allows for different actions in different situations, and does not justify mass […]

Double Consciousness

“The Souls of Black Folks” investigates the concept of double consciousness. According to W.E.B. Du Bois (1903) double consciousness is looking at one’s self through the eyes of another who sees you with amused disapproval and contempt. The concept discusses the progress and the struggle for freedom that African American went through up until 1903. […]

What is American Dream

Introduction An American dream is a vision that aims at building a cohesive experience. It aims at the creation of equal opportunities for all race, gender, and age to pursue various tasks. The dream seeks to offer children same opportunities for education as well as a career without artificial barriers. The rights of the citizen […]

Hamlet Questions

Throughout the novel an eerie and dark tone is used to depict characters and interactions. These negative connotations help establish mood and show true feelings of main characters such as Horacio, Claudius, Hamlet, and Fortinbras. Claudius says that “Young Fortinbras, holding a weak supposal of our worth, or thinking by our dear late brother’s death […]

Existentialism In World Literature

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 recognised as the dominating philosophy of the West in the midtwentieth century, it has left […]

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

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 question. However, Descartes’ reasoning for doubting the certainty that one is not dreaming is compelling. […]

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

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 then be shown to be an inadequate argument. It will then be concluded that there […]

The Justification of Intellectual Property Rights

Most of the recent theoretical writing, justifying intellectual property rights consists of struggles among and within four approaches. These theories are commonly referred as labor, utilitarian, personality and social planning theory. The labor theory that currently dominate the theoretical literature springs from the propositions that a person who labors upon resources that are either unowned […]

Summarise Finnis’ arguments in "Natural Law and Natural Rights"

Brief summary of Finnis’s argument Finnis claims that a system of authoritative stipulations is required to co-ordinate the common good.[1] The first and most fundamental principle of practical reasonableness is that authority in a community is to be exercised by those who can in fact effectively settle co-ordination problems for that community.[2] In any large […]

The Difference Between Morals and Ethics

The difference between moral and ethics can seem somewhat arbitrary to many yet, in fact, there exists a delicate difference between these two respective ideas (Kayne, 2015). In this essay, the writer will attempt to present the difference between moral and ethics and evaluate the following ethical perspectives–utilitarianism, Rawls’s justice and fairness theory and communitarianism–as […]

Materialism and Idealism

Particularized on Evaluating the Propagandistic and Explanatory Value of Two Perspectives: “Materialism” and “Idealism” Here I will combine the technique of qualitative data analysis with the theory of sociology of policy. I hope that I will be welcomed in my effort to present a combination of analytic abilities specific to one study matter with the […]

Personal Reflection Essay: Personal Bucket List

I believe that one day my heart will stop beating and my body will grow gradually and cold. However before that occurs, I have earmarked many things that I intend before I die. The realization of the goals I have earmarked will pit my heart at rest and that is why I am determined to […]

My Personal Philosophy

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 century, given the multitude of academic theorists who pioneered a number of indispensable approaches. The […]