The death penalty has had an impact within Western civilisation for the past 2000 years, however, only has it recently been threatened of total abolishment, in just the last 2 centuries countries such as Italy, England and France have seriously challenged its use. These challenges create a huge controversial argument for and against. The opponents of the death penalty relate to cases where the prisoners on death row are innocent, such as the case of Ronaldo Cruz 1995, who narrowly escaped the...
The essence of philosophy lies in "know thyself" as Greek philosopher Socrates defined his motto of life. Indeed, this search for self identity arose when human race first experienced consciousness in the course of evolution. So, it may be argued that philosophy (which comes from the Greek word, phileîn, which means to 'love') is as old as the very beginning of human civilization.If we analyze the works of great ancient philosophers, for example, Aristotle and Plato,...
One of the classical examples to show how erotic love was first formed was from Platos Symposium. A symposium back in 416 BCE was a drinking party. It was a custom that as the men were drinking the wine, the men would exchange speeches about whatever that was on their mind at that moment, mainly about their sexual desire. The flute girls who were present at that time were released because they mainly symbolized the erotic mood of the drinking party. There were six main speeches that Plato...
Al-Ghazali was a theologist who studied the philosopher's of his time and looked at how there works were compatible with Muslim beliefs, but upon studying them, he realised that there was a limit to obtaining knowledge from rational methods and quickly became disappointed with their work. In order for their works to be compatible with Islam in regard of Neo-Platonism, he set out to expose their weaknesses of philosophy. During his time, theology was in a weak position as it was unable to answer...
We have closed our hearts to animals, Costello concludes, and our minds follow our hearts (or more strictly speaking, our sympathies). Philosophy, (Costello argues) is powerless in its ability to push society in the right direction as it fails to engage with one`s sympathies. Ironically, the burden is placed on something other than one`s rational dimensions, in which philosophy so frequently refers to. Our sympathetic imaginations, to which poetry and fiction appeal more than...
We just do it. There are no complicated theories or equations, no rules. Speaking, walking, seeing are just things human beings do. To some this is a radical idea. There must be aspects of life based on rules. The law, surely that's a system of logical rules. Buddha said, "We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world". Thinking allows beings to model the world and deal with it effectively according to their plans, objectives,...
Firstly, it is really necessary to understand the development of positivism. During the development of the positivism, there are three main positivism thinkers which should be mentioned. The three people are Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer and Emile Durkheim. Firstly, from 1798 to 1857, Auguste Comte became the most important person for positivism, since he was the first professor to apply the professional word which was sociology (______). As a result, Auguste Comte was the most famous person...
What is a leader? Leader is a person who can lead a group of person or influence any person in whatever time or place to towards achievement of a goal. We need the leader in a group? The leader is important? The answer is yes, because if we not has a leader to lead our and I sure we cannot done for good or we don’t know how to do, what to do when we want do, then all of us will confusion and no has direction what want to do and no future in the thing. And so like this...
In physics, thermodynamics (from the Greek θέρμη therme, meaning "heat" and δύναμις, dynamis, meaning "power") is the study of energy conversion between heat and mechanical work, and subsequently the macroscopic variables such as temperature, volume and pressure. Its progenitor, based on statistical predictions of the collective motion of particles from their microscopic behavior, is the field of statistical thermodynamics (or statistical mechanics), a...
Dawkins said faith should not be taught to children because having faith is makes people do evil things and when they are question for a reason, they will say it is their faith towards their religion or what they believe. However, Lennox made a good argument where he said that whenever we believe in something it is also called having faith. For an example, Dawkins believes in atheism this shows he have faith in atheism although he denies it. It is the same thing when Lennox believes in...