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    Cultural critic and German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, in “Section I: On the Prejudices of Philosophers,” Nietzsche starts by criticizing at numerous philosophical concepts that originated from respected philosophers that made an influence to the branches of philosophy (Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethics, and etcetera). However, one should consider that Nietzsche’s criticisms are not based out of randomness, instead to determine which philosopher holds the strongest argument. For instance, Nietzsche questions Rene Descartes concept of “I think, therefore I am,” to comprehend where the “I” originated from (Descartes). To elaborate, Descartes assumes that an “I” would produce every part of our judgements that remain formulated through rationality…

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    European Philosophy Contradicting True Philosophy Philosophy, in the dictionary states, the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence. After reading the articles writing by Bruce Kuklick, Lucius Outlaw, and Alain Locke, philosophy has been perceived differently from its true meaning. European philosophy contradicts the true understanding of philosophy by the suppression and oppression of African American philosophy. By excluding African Americans,…

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    Philosophes that Impacted the American Revolution The American Revolution, Declaration of independence and many other important events and documents would not have been the same or might have not happened without the philosophers and their ideas and beliefs from the Enlightenment. There are many philosophies that influenced many important events and ideas during the 17th century and still impact America today. Some of these important philosophers who influenced the founding fathers of…

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    Sartre Throughout the twentieth century Sartre made an impact on philosophy with his take of existentialism. Throughout his career he brought about points on the absurdity of reality extending to freedom each person in existence. Many of his philosophies were introduced through novels, “Nausea” being the most notorious of them all. Today, I’m going to delve into one of his major points. In order to crack this philosophical egg, I’m going to reiterate some of Sartre’s other ideas that tie into…

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    Thoreau, however is not so optimistic. He believes that what ever happens in Atlanta does not affect other people or in that matter another city that has nothing to do with it. He also believes that one person's vote or participation can make a difference. Thoreau holds that majority and nothing can change that. Both men were put in jail for very different reasons. Thoreau was thrown in jail for crime that he believed was unjust. He didn't pay his poll tax. No matter how …

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    Sophie’s World is a novel of philosophy and how it has evolved throughout history. Some of the main points are fate, religion, history, Hegel’s view of history, and summarizing what is happening in the novel. The philosophy of Sophie’s World helps Sophie to grow in knowledge, and help her to view the world in a different way. The history of philosophy is used to further Sophie Amundsen’s knowledge of the world around her. Sophie’s World is a novel about a young girl who is starting to find her…

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    color, shape, size, or species can practice Islam and practice it with true intent of honoring a God they see so divine. As a southern American it’s easy to evaluate race tensions on a daily basis, easy and impossible to ignore. This topic draws me in because I think it’s easy for one to stay in their comfort zone and only make assumptions—using less brain power to do so—something psychologists say people do daily to improve our lives. No matter what side you take, this topic is one that I…

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    Mortimer J. Adler Abstract Mortimer J. Adler was a well-known philosopher who worked with many other great philosophers to come up with ways to enrich the pre-existing curriculum. Many of the ideas that Adler had are still relevant today. Many works on which he focused on are often used in the curriculums. Adler was deeply impacted by the ideas of Aristotle. He also felt that the Perennials philosophy was very important and it held a lot of weight. Adler experienced many critics along the way,…

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    My philosophy of religion and my philosophy of philosophy are marginally diverse than the way people may evaluate religion, before I share my thoughts, allow me to provide you some background of my life. Being born at the end of the 60’s and the turn of a new decade, gone were the flower power days and enter soul power, power to the people, and the Black and I’m proud movement. The ethnic temperature of that period remained extremely hot in the nation while growing up in North Philadelphia. My…

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    Piety In Plato's Republic

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    In Plato’s Republic, the contention starts with the conversation and introduction of the characters whom serves as a representation of a member of the society. Nevertheless, it started with the thought of Socrates relating piety and philosophy. And to that, the abandonment of Cephalus at the start dont signifies quitting, otherwise it shows relevance as to how Plato wants to represent piety. As the conversation progress, perceptions revealed some paragons to represent what is good, in relevance…

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