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  • Ignorance In Euripides The Bacchae Dionysus

    In Euripides’ The Bacchae Dionysus tells Pentheus that, “Wise speech seems thoughtless to the ignorant” (56). An alternative translation and one more commonly seen in any quote generating website is “Talk sense to a fool and [they] calls you foolish.” The problem with this quote is that almost anyone can use this logic to reason that their own logic is wise and that those who do not heed it are ignorant fools. If “wise speech” is automatically perceived to be ignorance by the fool, facts and…

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  • Analysis Of Aristotle's Virtue Of Greatness Of Soul

    The Greek philosopher Aristotle explained the virtues of human character. These included courage, moderation, liberality, magnificence, and greatness of soul. Out of all the virtues he considered greatness of soul to be the preeminent virtue. Aristotle believes that virtue is something that the soul acquires and is the mean between the extremes of two opposing vices. He introduces greatness of soul as the mean between the vices of vanity and of being small souled. By expanding these vices…

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  • Kant's Morality Of Lying

    For Kant, lying is always wrong. It does not matter the situation someone is, as long as someone does the right thing for the sake of duty. However, there are paternalistic lies, which are lies that human being uses for protecting other people’s lives. Kant thinks if we do so, we are taking away their human rights. He says that lying affects our “intrinsic worth”, would threat people as a mean and not as an end, and would hurt people’s feeling. First, each person is born with “intrinsic worth”.…

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  • Ephesian 5: 9 Marriage Analysis

    Introduction Exegesis is a study, which implies the study of a historical context and grammatical relations to determine what the text meant at its origin. We first need to understand the text and its message before we build a theological concept of it. However, it is unfortunate that theology, even though it is primitive, is already present when we read the text (Turner 2005:203). This essay will be pursuing the intent of the text without presupposing what its meaning is. However, I am aware…

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  • Jainism And Naturalism

    It can be seen that Jain philosophy is dualistic but is not a radical dualism with respect to Descartes dualism. Descartes has treated soul as an object of knowledge, however according to Jainism self is both the subject and the object of the knowledge. Also, Descartes had reduces self only to the ‘rational self’, which is confined to human beings as animals do not have a soul due to the lack of conscience. It can be seen that Jain philosophy answers the problem to the relation of abstract…

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  • Hutcheson Moral Sense Analysis

    While Hobbes reduces moral motivations to the sensible qualities of pain and pleasure, Hutcheson makes the case that moral motivations are basic sensible qualities themselves. Hutcheson has a much more holistic concept of sense than Hobbes does, defining sense as a power of receiving objects external to our will.17 He specifically refers to this as: "every determination of our mind to receive ideas of pleasure and pain.18 This "moral sense" is just one of six separate faculties for sensation:…

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  • Immanuel Kant And Deontological Ethics Essay

    In the case of morals, philosophers are usually separated into one of two categories, those who consider actions ethical or not ethical based on their motives, and those who consider an action ethical or not ethical based on the consequences of these actions. Immanuel Kant is a deontologist as opposed to consequentialists, making him an advocate for the former category. Kant is of the opinion that we are held responsible for our actions because we possess the ability to consider and explain…

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  • Mctaggart's Argumentative Analysis

    Discourse in Favor of the Reality of Time: An Argument against McTaggart’s Unreality of Time In this paper, I will first begin by explaining J. Ellis McTaggart’s argument and reasoning to why he believes that time is unreal , followed by my opinion on his defense of the argument and conclude with a rejection of his premise to prove the reality of time. Before attempting to explain McTaggart’s argument, it is necessary to first establish certain basic concepts that drive his arguments, A series…

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  • Plato's Metaphysis Essay

    However, they both have their strengths and weaknesses in their way of philosophy. Starting with Aristotle, one weakness I can see in his view in metaphysics analyzing this with more knowledge then was known in 384 B.C.E, something seems to be missing in his definition, what he believes is understandable but I feel there needs…

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  • Thank You For Arguing Rhetorical Analysis

    A Case For Rhetoric Debate and argument are a pinnacle foundation of speech in the world. Jay Heinrichs Thank You For Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion, is like the bible of rhetoric and argument. Heinrichs is a former editor of many different publishers including: Rodale Inc., and Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. His book, is the leading book in the introduction to rhetoric, and is used in thousands of classrooms every year. Thank You For…

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