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When studying love and its discourses it is very interesting to discover how many different views there actually are on the subject. The thing that struck me the most was how many of these opinions sound legitimate. Aristophanes view is one that I found the most intriguing as it allowed me to dig deeper into how our views on love have been established. He clearly defines that we as humans are all "missing" our other half and that our threat to the Gods is what prompted Zeus to...
The Philosophy of Ethics is also called moral philosophy and is the discipline concerned with what is morally good and bad, right and wrong, it's related to the most contemporary of today's dilemma's: Politics, Morals, Rights, Religion. One of the more noted ethical pioneers was Immanuel Kant. Immanuel Kant wrote philosophical expositions that examined how people learn what they know. Kant argued that everything we believe must be filtered through our senses and mind. Therefore, truth is...
Violence has broadly been conceptualized as an act or acts of coercion or aggression on a subject that intends to and more often than not causes physical harm to the same. This broad understanding of the violence introduces two immediate interventions - whether violence is always succeeded by physical injury and/ or whether it is primarily an act of aggression. In this paper I shall try to propose two broad bases of contention - to shift the definitional orbit of violence from acts of mere...
The Potassium atom is a member of the group one family of alkali metals. Due to the fact that group one metals have only one electron in their outer shell, means that potassium is an extremely reactive and electropositive element. A gentleman named Sir Humphrey Davy was the first to isolate this element in the year 1807 through the electrolysis of immensely dry molten caustic potash, otherwise known as Potassium Hydroxide (KOH). Its named after the the old Dutch word 'potaschen' meaning...
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Aristotle Education and Plato Through the life of Aristotle, one would wonder how a mere thought of philosophy could impact the way education is practiced today as we know it. Aristotle's way of life reflected the way he thought and what he wrote for people to view and educate upon today. He has many philosophies that are brought right into the classroom today without anyone knowing they are. His philosophies are truly remarkable. When a person creates something or teaches something, the...
There are to approaches to origin of morals one by Kant and Nietzsche: Kant was the first among both philosophers to develop his theory of morals. He defines certain moral values as having an intrinsic value by themselves and follows with those values he proceeds to make the following claim; "Duty carries with itself absolute necessity". That claim embodies the essence of the whole moral perception in Kant's moral account. This is where Nietzsche's philosophy kicks in to disagree; he...
"What the bleep do we know?" is an excellent text written by William Arntz, Betsy Chasse and Mark Vicente. This text examines questions of uncertainty, the nature of reality, and how mental, physical and spiritual forces relate and interact in shaping the human reality. The book touches on basic scientific principles and tries to reconcile them with the spiritual life. It can be said to be a self help and a spiritual guide. The answers are details and needs attention to understand....
In the United States, abortion ends the lives of 1.3 million children annually. The abortion procedure is carried out in a typical medical fashion. Doctors sterilize their equipment and the patient is wheeled into an operating room. The operation usually takes less than eight minutes, and the patient is taken to a recovery room for a brief period afterwards. However, this procedure should not be classified as a typical medical operation. The procedure begins with a vulnerable pregnant woman...
While tackling "free will" as a solution to the problem of evil, Mackie who holds that the problem adequately makes the existence of an omnipotent, wholly good God irrational, argues that God in his omnipotence could have made man with a free will to always choose the right thing. God's failure to intervene in the evil application of free will can only be justified thus: that God gave man the highest liberty that He cannot control man's will. However, herein arises the paradox of...
According to Plato's Republic, Democracies are incomplete and faulty forms of government that lead to a corruption of its people and degeneration into an eventual tyranny. The relation between a human's soul and his government lead to the eventual argument Plato makes about Democracies. What is his claim? Due to the unequal nature of human beings and their ignorance of the form of good, democracies are bad forms of governments. In order to explore the argument as to why Plato frowned upon...