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  • Savagery Symbolize In Lord Of The Flies

    Most people think that humans have evolved from their primitive selves and that savagery is not part of human nature, but the truth is that civilization is just a shell that hides those characteristics of people. In Golding’s allegorical novel Lord of the Flies, a group of British boys crash land on an island and any semblance of order and civilization slowly degrades until they turn into savages. What causes the boys to revert back to this primitive way of life, is their fear of this evil…

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  • Descartes's View On Rationalism

    “Rationalism is the belief that at least some knowledge about reality can be acquired through reason, independently of sense experience.”. Rationalism was a philosophical movement that appeared around 500 BC and is often described as one of the most important theories of philosophy. It consist of three main basic claims: The Intuition/Deduction Thesis, The Innate Knowledge Thesis and the The Innate Concept Thesis. For a philosopher to claim himself as a rationalist, he has to apply at least one…

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  • To Kill A Mockingbird Quote Analysis

    understanding the situations. Also, it implies that all outside forces are ineffective in trying to persuade the real actual conscience of a person. This agrees with the idea of rationalism, which is defined as the belief that "we have to rely on reason itself as the basis for determining whether our opinions are justified true beliefs." It's clear that this is what Harper Lee had in mind when she wrote her novel To Kill A Mockingbird. This has correlation with the ideas of philosopher Spinoza,…

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  • The Differences Of Aristotle: Practical And Theoretical Wisdom

    theoretical wisdom is the superior of the two intellectual virtues: “It is, therefore, clear, that wisdom must be the most precise and perfect form of knowledge” (Aristotle Ethics, pg. 156). Wisdom is used in this section refers to theoretical wisdom. One reason Aristotle believes theoretical wisdom is of higher importance than practical wisdom is its relation to the divine. As mentioned earlier, Aristotle believes theoretical wisdom is concerned with things that are by nature more divine…

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  • Plato Vs Aristotle Analysis

    Machiavelli criticizing Plato and Aristotle Machiavelli is a realist and is more concerned with how things should be in reality, and his clarifications are based on a real world. Plato is an idealist and he is just thinking of how the ideal world is, they leave in an imaginary world, while Aristotle is always talking about existing states (try to peruse virtue). Machiavelli wants everything to be real and exist in the real world, while Plato and Aristotle have assumes in their imaginary worlds…

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  • The Pessimistic View Of Human Nature In John Milton's Paradise Lost

    History has a tendency of repeating itself. Norms and laws may change, but viewpoints tend to fluctuate between being optimistic and pessimistic. This can be traced throughout humanity, with some decades being notably prosperous and optimistic and others being much more difficult and pessimistic. However, there are two periods in humanity that can be compared to on many different aspects and topics, with one of those topics focusing on human nature and epistemology. More specifically, whether…

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  • Kant's Theory Of Rationality Analysis

    whatever we do is from and for a reason. Wood formulates this as follows: It ought to be utterly uncontroversial that whatever we do, we should act for reasons, and therefore from a reason. It is a virtual tautology to say that what we should do is the same as whatever there are the best (or at least good enough) reasons to do, and that we should do it for (or from) those reasons. In the light of this paragraph, the P1 might be unfolded into two sub-propositions: first, reason is the source of…

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  • Is Religion Unreasonable?

    It is often said that faith, or religion, and reason are complementary sources of knowledge. However, this warrants critical appraisal, and I refute this claim using two premises. For the purpose of this argument, it must be made clear that it is faith that makes religion unreasonable. I propose that, reason and religion are fundamentally in conflict. Secondly, that because of this fundamental difference, it is unreasonable to believe something that is based on faith alone. Therefore, religious…

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  • Summary Of Bernard Roth's Book 'The Achievement Habit'

    they get away with being late somewhere and explaining the reason why they were late, when in reality their supposeive reason is bullshit. This is what Bernard Roth argues in Chapter two of his book, The Achievement habit. Roth states a claim saying “Reasons exist because if people didn’t explain their behavior, they would seem unreasoniable (Roth 41).” Roth argues that all reasons are bullshit no matter what they might be, he believes reasons are excuses and another way for people to be lazy.…

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  • Analysis Of Bernard Roth 'The Achievement Habit'

    “Reasons are bullshit” (Roth 41), there are infinite reasons for anything and we choose the one reason that is the most socially acceptable. This quote is from The Achievement Habit by Bernard Roth. Roth is the Rodney H. Adams Professor of Engineering and the academic director of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the at Stanford University. He has created courses that allow students to directly gain understanding and experience about personal issues that matter to them. In this…

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