Buddhist philosophy

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  • Existentialism In Plato's The Allegory Of The Cave

    individuals’ lives using existential principles much later defined by Jean-Paul Sartre. Over two millennia after Plato’s lifetime, Robert Frost’s “Design” published in 1936 takes the simplicity of flowing poetry also to an existential level. The philosophy of existentialism brings awareness of self to human beings which leads…

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  • Moralism And John Stuart Mill's Theory Of Consequentialism

    It follows then that an individual’s actions are counted as being moral or immoral by how useful those actions are to the majority of people. There is no law or universal rule that trumps the fact that a larger quantity of people are seen as more useful than a smaller quantity from a utilitarian perspective. Similarly, John Stuart Mill would justify his recommendation to Jim in accordance to the theory of consequentialism or determining whether an action is right or wrong by analyzing the…

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  • Cicero And Plato's The Defense Of Injustice

    Utopia Cicero and Plato were both great thinkers and both have a big influence on how some societies and governments are operated today. In his writing, “The Defense of Injustice”, Cicero talks about how the “justice” his society believes in is manufactured to work for self interest and not for the greater good. He uses a story where two characters Philus and Laelius argue about justice and injustice. He then goes on to talk about a single law that will never change and will be true for…

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  • Differences Of Socrates And Descartes

    As we know, Socrates and Descartes are two of the most influential philosophy figures to date. However these two men lived in two very different time periods and places. Socrates, Greek in nationality, belonged to the ancient period, whereas Descartes, French in nationality, belonged to the modern period. One may conclude that because of such diversification this might have been why their views on philosophy were so different. While i do shed some light on the background of these individuals let…

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  • Hate Radio Case Study

    Hate Radio: The Outer Limits of Tasteful Broadcasting Today in our world, unfortunately, we are often faced with ethical dilemmas. Whether they are either expected or unexpected, it’s vital for one to know how to solve these dilemmas, especially when working in media. In order to effectively do this, it is important for one to be familiar with both the tools and theories behind the intellectual minds of society’s infamous ethicists. However, keep in mind that this process is difficult, because…

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  • My Goals On Teamwork And Leadership In The Classroom

    Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King once said, “The beautiful thing about knowledge is that no one can take it from you”. I believe to his to be true because knowledge is an intangible object that is invaluable. Knowledge stays with you for the rest of your life. Teachers are the ones who instill the knowledge and skills that students use for the rest of their lives. As a perennialist teacher my goal is to encourage students to find their own voice, empower students to become critical thinkers,…

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  • Plato's Philosophy On Abortion

    Philosophical Ultrasound of Abortion Abortion is an ancient practice. In ancient Greek and Latin societies, abortion was commonly practiced by doctors, especially in the case of extra-marital pregnancies . In Greece it was used to regulate the size of the population and maintain stable economic and social conditions . We lack statistics from the time to know how frequent abortion in these ancient empires was, or data that could help us study the progression on abortion practices over time and…

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  • Aristotle And Epicurus: Ethics And The Purpose Of Life

    Ethics is the standards of right and wrong that advise what humans must do. Epicurus is one of the philosophers who taught about these ethics. Epicurus believed that the purpose of life was to attain pleasure. He believed that by attaining pleasure, one can live a good, happy life. Although this was his view on life, other philosophers such as his contemporary, Aristotle, had different views of what the purpose of life was. Epicurus was one of the major philosophers during his time. He was an…

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  • Analysis Of This World Is Not Inclusion By Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson’s relationship with her faith is epitomized in her, “This World is not Conclusion”. In order to convey her complicated religious affiliation, Dickinson created three sections in her poem. Each section details a stage in her transformation from pious to agnostic. Dickinson uses both, subliminal poetic mechanics – such as punctuation and structure – and obvious literary techniques – such as personification and rhyme schemes – to fully describe this transformation in only twenty…

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  • Mill Vs Kant

    Mill and Kant Kant and Mill are two philosophers with differing ethical theories. The crux of the disagreement between these two philosophers is that they both disagree on the methods by which we should derive moral rules and guidelines. Specifically, which guidelines we should use in deciding what is ethical, and which justifications we should use for the evaluating moral value of actions? Kant’s deontological theory attempts to answer these questions through a sound reason based approach. The…

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