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    What evidence is there for the physical dependence of pure awareness and against it? What are the limitations of the physicalist perspective here? What are the limitations of the Buddhist perspective here? There are good reasons for believing the Buddhist view that the fundamental character of consciousness as pure awareness is not dependent on the brain, however, there is other evidence to suggest the opposite; consciousness is indefinitely dependent on the brain. In this essay, I am going…

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    will be five sections, the first section refers to Buddhism as a religion. The second sections refers to Stoicism as a philosophy, and the third refers to Platonism as a philosophy. The fourth and final section will have three sub-sections pertaining to sense of duty; Ethics, and Control over Emotions. The conclusion will demonstrate how the concept of duty does not divide philosophy from religion. Buddhism was created by Siddhartha Gautama who growing up, led a sheltered life since he was…

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    An empirical proposition is one which has been researched on. Empiricism is a theory that asserts that knowledge comes from sensory experience. It’s a philosophy of science which emphasizes on the importance of evidence. (McMahon, 2012) This evidences only comes about if experiments are carried out. We say that the Earth revolves around the sun is empirical because scientific research has been carried to prove this notion. Scientists and astronauts travel into space or send their controlled…

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    Most people agree our culture has been shaped by philosophy in one form or another throughout history, however, may people tend to reflect on specific philosophers. Eastern culture tends to reflect on eastern philosophy, dating back to Confucius and the Buddha, and western culture with western philosophy, dating back to Aristotle, Socrates, and Plato. Is there a reason for this? Is it fair to say that our different cultures have more or less accepted the philosophical principles of our own…

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    Conclusion Both artists have strong spiritual beliefs. Cage’s adoption of the Zen Buddhist philosophies in his 30s made a dramatic difference to his life, along with the Chinese philosophy of chance – by utilising the i-ching to make decisions rather than act from the will of self. His silent work 4’33” was an idea that had been in the back of his mind for several years. I believe it was an extraordinarily courageous of him to invite a fee paying audience to experience his concept for the…

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    ording to Albert Camus the greatest problem about philosophy is, “why not commit suicide?” Many philosophers agree that the separation of the body and the soul is how to reach the ultimate goal in philosophy, but Albert Camus argued that suicide is an immediate separation of the body and the soul. While this point delivers a fascinating question, Socrates, Saint Augustine, Boethius, and the Buddha all have answers to why a person should not commit suicide. Providence and rule are the greatest…

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    Confucianism And Hinduism

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    Rejecting Hindu philosophy, Buddhism opened another belief system that was welcoming to all castes and developed a movement that was organized around fulfilling oneself by following the Enlightened Path to achieve Nirvana. Green stated, “Anyone who follows the Eightfold Path…

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    The topic I would like to research for my final paper is the philosophical term “relativism”. As defined by the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, relativism is “the view that truth and falsity, right and wrong, standards of reasoning, and procedures of justification are products of differing conventions and frameworks of assessment and that their authority is confined to the context giving rise to them.” This is a fancy way of saying “Truth is relative”. 
I believe I need to justify why I…

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    The documentary; ‘Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth’ (2011), features Carlos Chan Chanuk, of the Lacondon Maya, who is studying to become a shaman. He lives amongst what was previously a thriving and lush rainforest in North America, which is now an island in the middle of cow ranches. Chan laments sadly that his people are losing touch with their gods. In this modern world they have disease and sicknesses, which Chan believes are because they have lost their belief and faith in their gods. Their…

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    Existentialism In Grendel

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    decisions in life that determines who we are. This theory of free will is also known as existentialism. In the book Grendel, John Gardner presented many theories, but existentialism stood out as the most important theory. Existentialism is the philosophy of finding oneself and the meaning of life through free will and personal responsibility. Existentialism focuses on the choices we make,…

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