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  • Theories Of Compatibilism

    For those of us grew up in the United States, we are brought up in a society that teaches us that we possess free will, and from that free will, we are morally responsible as individuals for our actions. However, when it comes to the topic of free will in a philosophical sense, there appears to be more than what we are taught as children. While many believe in the idea of our free will, there are others who believe that individuals are not responsible for their actions. This comes from an idea…

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  • Theory Of Determinism

    was determined. Free will is the freedom of choice or self-determination that human beings possess; those who believe in free will believe that, given any situation, a person could have done other than what he did. Philosophers have argued that free will is incompatible with…

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  • Good Can Exist Without Evil

    Part One, Thesis: The Good old question that has been around since the beginning of mankind growth in to the whole. Can good exist without evil, can we somehow get rid of the evil that plagues us all. I believe that we can’t that Evil cannot exist without good simply because they are the fabric of existence, just like yin and yang, two sides of the same coin. If you truly believe that there is evil in the world, then you must believe that there is good in the world as well. We can’t know what…

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  • Schweitzer's Ethics Of Reverence For Life

    Auspiciously, also Schweitzer (1960), in his ethics of Reverence for Life, offered a solution to his Humanist catuskoti. In essence, he stated that a priori a person’s radical liberty consisted in one’s ability to choose attitudes always freely. Therefore, grounded on an ethical decision, the person could not only embrace life, in defiance of the objective lack of meaning, it was further intrinsically forced to such a performance, for being the existential requirement for its constitution. In…

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  • Differences And Similarities Between Physical Evil And Moral Evil

    wrong, a person that has free will. Murder, rape, slavery, etc. would all be examples of moral evil. God allows moral evil because He gave us free will, the right to choose what we want to do. Moral evil actually reveals God’s mercy and forgiveness. If there was no bad in the world, we would see no good in God. Many people argue that these two evils would disprove the existence of God, but they really show how He exists. There are two arguments for this: the free will argument and the…

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  • What Is Piety According To Socrates

    Socrates is in search for answers about piety and the gods’ approval because he is going to be in trial for “disrespecting the gods.” In order to successfully refute Meletus’ claims he asks important philosophical questions about religion and what is truly considered holy by the gods to Euthyphro. Socrates makes an important point about holiness using metaphors about “carrying and being carried, seeing and being seen.” This leads to Socrates’ vague but plausible conclusion that what is holy…

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  • Free Will In A Raisin In The Sun By Lorraine Hansberry

    1. Are people determined or do we have free will? While some stories and philosophers may believe that one’s destiny is something that is already decided and set out for them, I personally disagree. For me, when looking at history, sometimes it can seem like one’s fate is already set based on the actions in the past. An example of this would be A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. The main character believes his life is already set and dictated by what has happened in the past to African…

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  • Metaamorphoses Ovid Analysis

    The Imperfect side of Gods over Erotic Desire and Transformation The text Metamorphoses by Ovid contains a number of motifs of transformation as well as the title of the text indicates over erotic desire. The main theme of the poem is transformation, which is closely link to erotic desire and love of the Gods in terms of the imperfection of Gods and feminine perspective. The theme of erotic desire and following transformation symbolize the imperfect side of Gods compare to mankind. Ovid’s poem…

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  • Oedipus Fate Vs Free Will Research Paper

    Fate vs. Free will This essay is going to be about whether our lives are decided by fate or by free will in the book Oedipus. In the book Oedipus is a cursed child because his father's mistake. His father, Laius, was a tutor for a boy named Chrysippus, and Laius kidnapped him and took him to thebes. Then hHe was cursed and couldn't get married or his whole line would be cursed. This is an example of free will. It might not have been fate that this was supposed to happen it was his choice to…

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  • Boethius's Analysis

    whether you are doing it, or in what direction you are changing it. So you cannot evade the divine foreknowledge, just as you cannot escape the gaze of a person’s eye which observes you at this moment, even though you vary your actions by use of your free will.” (Boethius,…

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