Natural philosophy

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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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  • Compare And Contrast Apology And The Allegory Of The Cave

    Human behaviour is governed through habits. We tend to fall into habits of doing things in a certain way, or thinking in a certain way. As a result, every individual has their own particular way of perceiving their natural and social surroundings, which is based on their knowledge and understanding. On this perception and craving to have a deeper understanding, individuals try to seek logical reasoning through questioning. Answers to these questions may not be same for all but none of the…

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  • Analysis Of Nelson Goodman's New Riddle Of Induction

    David Hume drew our attention to the popular problem about inductive reasoning, which can be seen as an argument that cannot provide a circular justification for inductive reasoning. However, Nelson Goodman’s problem is different, because he is not questioning how we can justify induction, but rather what kinds of inductive practices are valid, and unfortunately, there is no clear answer to this question. In this paper, I will be explaining Goodman’s «New Riddle of Induction» and how we can…

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  • Aristotle Demystifying The Good Life Analysis

    the urge to make morality grandiose. The breadth and depth of Aristotle’s work cannot be overstated. He helped continue the Socratic legacy of practical philosophies, looking logically at what constitutes…

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  • Compare And Contrast Thomas Aquinas And John Locke

    have come and gone during the course of the world, the two that sparked my interest were Saint Thomas Aquinas and John Locke. These two philosophers contributed so much to the study when they were alive, and even continue to enrich the study of philosophy today. They are two very distinct, different people with varying thoughts and views on matters, yet have similarities, as well, that unite them and their ideas. I will describe in detail both of…

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  • Ancient Greek Influence On The Modern World

    different ways. The Ancient Greeks had many distinct views and contributions to Philosophy, Architecture, and Literature. Ancient Greece was the birth place of Philosophy. Many Greeks were wise beyond their years and had a curious and philosophical nature. “The Greek thinkers invented “natural philosophy”, a term that encompasses the fields we now call “Philosophy” and “Science”. Pg.47, Chapter 2: The Aegean. Western Philosophy was founded on the Coast of Ionian in the sixth century BCE. The…

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  • Analysis Of Aquinas Presupposition Of Free Will

    Natural law sets forth the general standards of conduct, prohibiting or commanding certain actions. Natural law includes norms against behaviours such as stealing, murder, or slander. As described by Aquinas, the most general prescription of natural law is that “good is to be done, and evil is to be avoided”. To follow this principle means to act consistently with six ‘human…

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  • Karl Marx And Charles Darwin Essay

    addition to the litany of ideas and thoughts he contributed to the eternally evolving world of philosophy, Marx is also a premiere example of how philosophers build of one another’s work. Marx drew from many of his predecessors, but there were two in particular that influenced Marx tremendously. Both Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Charles Darwin, made astronomical impacts on Karl Marx’s belief system and philosophy, and undoubtedly prove that prior philosophers have and always will influence…

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  • The Critique Of Bertrand XV: The Value Of Philosophy

    Some would say that philosophy and the critical thinking that comes with it is as important to the mind and soul as food is to the body. This influence philosophy has on an individual has been argued as having various degrees by innumerable scholars. One such that makes the case for its relevance is Bertrand Russell, in his The Problems of Philosophy, most notably in “Chapter XV: The Value of Philosophy.” In his writings, Russell strongly illustrates the value philosophy holds and the importance…

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  • Immanual Kant's Critique Of Pure Reason

    age sixteen entered the University of Konigsberg where he studied mathematics, however, that is also where he that he developed an interest in philosophy. Due to the death of his father he left the university and worked as a private tutor to assist his family. In 1755 he returned to the University of Koningsberg where he received a doctorate in philosophy. Kant then worked as a lecturer and taught metaphysics and logic at the University of Koningsberg until 1797. It was during that time that…

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