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    In Karl Marx’s Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Law, Marx states that “Religion does not make man, man makes religion.” (Pals. Pg.145 Paragraph 3) From this statement, multiple natural occurrences in the world can be linked to support the reductionist approach to religion and why we as mankind, should reduce what we project into a “divine being” back into ourselves. Referencing other reductionist theorists, in Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Will to Power, it is a generalized thought that the religious man in the past is much like man today, except they were much more naïve. Anger, thought, and feelings have been explained by either anger, spirit or even the soul. (Nietzsche, 135, (March-June 1888)) The difference between man now versus man then is that “those conditions that seemed to him [man in the past] strange, thrilling, overwhelming, he interpreted as obsessions and enchantment by the power of a person.”…

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    Laws and Mandates The philosophy of Employment First is “the idea that competitive employment in an integrated setting should be the priority outcome for people with disabilities” (Ohio’s Path to Employment First, 2014). In March 2012, Ohio Govender John Kasich signed into order the Employment First Executive order. With the signing of this executive order, the state of Ohio joined twenty-six other states implementing an official policy or legislation act related to the idea of Employment First.…

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    “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination.” Leviticus XVII, 22. This quote from the bible is often used as an argument against gay sex. Other arguments against homosexuality include statements like homosexuality is unnatural or unhealthy. But are these arguments against gay sex actually valid? In the chapter “Is gay sex wrong,” in Philosophy Gym, Stephen Law combats these arguments against homosexuality and proves why it should not be viewed as “wrong.” I believe…

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    FIn his book “ Canadian Law: An Introduction Sixth Edition”, Neil Boyd truly says, Law is a crucial force. He further clarifies that it is the skeletal system that structures our economic, social, and political lives. Our attitudes toward law and the laws that we create-define us as citizens of our society, politically, economically, and morally”(Boyd 2015). Understanding different perspectives of legal philosophy, such as natural law, positivism, legal pragmatism, and feminism will help us with…

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    Locke Philosophy Overview of John Locke The philosophers’ works have created a significant impact on people’s lives today. Based on what they experienced and observed things happening in their life, these philosophers’ levels of thinking surpassed those of other human beings. One of the philosophers whose ideas have offered a worthwhile contribution to today’s life is John Locke. Born in October 1632 in Wrington, Locke’s work laid the steadfast foundation of political liberalism and…

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    One key question surrounding any philosopher’s teachings is whether or not there can be harmony between their own philosophical views and political matters. In particular, Plato’s portrayal of Socrates in Defence of Socrates and Crito presents a contradiction in his reasoning with regard to civil disobedience. Socrates remains firm in Defence of Socrates that he would continue to practice philosophy despite the court’s judgement, whereas his stance in Crito emphasizes the importance of obeying…

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    Immanuel Kant's Analysis

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    The moral philosophy of Immanuel Kant is unique; not only for the time it was written, but to this day as well. Unique to modern interpretations of ethics, Kant believed in an objective morality. However, this wasn’t an uncommon belief for the time. What set Kant’s philosophy apart from his predecessors was his belief that morality came from logic and reason as opposed to God’s will. While Kant disagrees with his fellow moral objectivists on where morals come from, it is important to…

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    Pietist school and at 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…

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    Topic One Immanuel Kant was an extremely influential philosopher in the 18th century, who many consider to be the father of modern philosophy. His groundbreaking work on morality is best exemplified in his book, The Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals. This book introduces readers to the concepts of morality and the idea of what it means to have good will. Metaphysics is defined as a branch of philosophy that deals with the first principle of things which includes concepts such as being,…

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    Process Philosophy is a conglomerate of ideas, proposing the concept of constant change. Moreover, promoting the idea that the supernatural and thus God are non-existent. “Furthermore, the idea is that nothing is permanent, absolute and/or fixed and all is in a constant status of ultimate change” (Martin, 2006). Ludwig Feuerbach, a German philosopher played an instrumental part in this transition and his book was known to have influenced integral figures such as Marx. “Feuerbach articulated…

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