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  • Sophie's World By Jostein Gaarder

    1952. He was an intellectual author that teaches high school Philosophy. Gaarder often writes about Philosophy and its main Contribution to the society and oneself. He published his first book in year 1986 and one of his best-sellers is the Sophie’s world that was published in year 1991. Sophie’s world is a novel that talks about a girl named Sophie who explored through the History of Western Philosophy together with his teacher in Philosophy, Alberto Knox. The book was considered as a novel,…

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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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  • Socrates Influence On Western Civilization

    Perhaps the most important influencer was that of Ancient Greece; a society that sought a balance, order, and harmony that people have emulated for thousands of years. The Greeks laid the foundations for Western Civilization with their formation of philosophy, history, democracy, and other elements that were the basis of current ideals still held to this day. The Greek vision of humanity believed that because humans have the ability to reason, they can control the mind and master the unknown.…

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  • Kantian Revolution Summary

    Theses stated in the first sentence of the citation stems from the view which has come to be regarded as traditional in philosophy, namely that the notion of truth is independent of human ways of conceptualizing. First philosopher to elucidate the untenable consequences of this traditional belief was Immanuel Kant. By doing so, he laid the foundations of the contemporary debate…

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  • Socrates Guilt In Plato's Apology

    western philosophy. Socrates received a basic Greek education and worked as a mason for many years before he dedicated his life to philosophy.He was married Xanthippe, who gave him three children; Lamprocles, Sophroniscus and Menexenus. Anyhow, Socrates mostly known to the world through one of the best quotes “As for me, all I know is that I know nothing” – a famous quote described the humble and modest attitude of one of the most famous Athenian philosopher. Socrates whispered that philosophy…

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  • Gilgamesh And Confucianism Analysis

    of other human beings or the elements in the natural world was bound to provoke these supernatural beings. This is evident in the Epic of Gilgamesh when the selected guardian of the cedar forest abandons his responsibility. Based on this argument, it is right to assert that Mesopotamians and the Chinese had comparable beliefs with reference to the essence of moral values and principles in one’s daily undertakings. Moreover, the maintenance of the natural environment was the responsibility of the…

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  • Piero Scaruffi: The History Of Knowledge

    when the earliest civilizations appear in Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China, they are largely restrained by their natural environment and the climate. Religion, Science and the Arts is largely determined by additional factors-human, such as the seasons and flooding. Throughout centuries, humans have succeeded in changing the equation in their favor, reducing the impact of natural events on their civilization and enhance the effect of their civilization in nature for better and for worse. How…

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  • Philosophy Vs. Truth Of Philosophy

    Theory of Philosophy vs Truth of Philosophy Although, my theories of philosophy are study of true knowledge of life, views of the universe and views on religion. Could this be the truth of what is philosophy? Prior to the first day of class, my thought was religion and what exactly is philosophy. But I was looking forward to learn what it truly meant and how I can utilize the knowledge in my life. Being anticipated, I did a brief research on what is philosophy and realize it has to deal with…

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  • John Dewey's Theory Of Pragmatism

    rejected customary perspectives of epistemology and mysticism. Pragmatism “considers practical consequences or real effects to be vital components of both meaning and truth” (Pragmatism). Pragmatism was founded by a “Metaphysical Club”, consisting of philosophy students from Harvard University (McDermid). They concluded the process of a certain proposition where it is considered practical if it was successful. The term pragmatism, was authored after the Civil War while fluctuating thoughts of…

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  • Utilitarianism Analysis

    “The greatest happiness of the greatest number” had been shelved; “public welfare” was completely set aside; people became narrow utilitarian who only saw the "self-interest" part of utilitarianism. On the aspect of consequentialism, utilitarian philosophy advocated to evaluate a certain active from the perspective of result, which was in line with the psychology of rising capitalism-as long as beneficial to profit increase, motivation and means can be neglected. (Zhou, 1991: 64) In addition,…

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