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Soren Kierkegaard’s “Fear and Trembling”

Soeren Aabye Kierkegaard was born on May 5, 1813, in Denmark, Copenhagen. He is a philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious writer who is commonly regarded as to be the founding father of Existentialism. He himself used the terms existential and existentialism in relation to his philosophizing’s, his heartfelt view was that life and…

Books,

Fear,

Philosophers,

Philosophy,

Worldview

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Death Ignorance of The Sophists Apology of Socrates In Athens

Plato wrote the Apology because Socrates was sentenced to death for dissuasion against state religion and corrupting young people. In the beginning, it seems like he is trying to split his accusers into two groups (old and new) to show that he has been accused many years of his life and the new accusers should…

Culture,

Ethics,

Philosophy,

Plato

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Achilles’ Moral Dilemma in Homer’s Iliad

The question “was Achilles’ anger justified” brings up issues that seem to have little or no relevance to the war. In time of war I would expect the leaders to prioritize the groups interest for the sake of unity and cooperation rather than being entrenched in achieving their own personal goals. But my expectations are…

Ethics,

Hero,

Philosophy

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Pythagorean Philosophy and its influence on Musical Instrumentation and Composition by Michael Anderson Philosophy

Music is the harmonization of opposites, the unification of disparate things, and the conciliation of warring elements. Music is the basis of agreement among things in nature and of the best government in the universe. As a rule it assumes the guise of harmony in the universe, of lawful government in a state, and of…

Music,

Philosophy

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The Descartes’ Dream Argument

In his genuine quest for truth, Rene Descartes bravely decides to free his mind from the prejudices that inhibit him from acquiring authentic knowledge by doubting everything about which he can have the slightest uncertainty. In this essay, I will evaluate Descartes’ Dream Argument, which questions the nature of reality by comparing our lives to…

Ethics,

Philosophy,

Science,

Truth

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God Cannot Exist Using Descartes Arguements

He first determines that human knowledge is based entirely too much on unproved presuppositions. He argues that this makes it difficult to distinguish between truth and error, since we cannot recognize true knowledge. Descartes proposes that the quest for knowledge must be based upon universal doubt. Specifically, he proposes the following in relation to his…

Ethics,

Philosophy,

Purpose

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Liebnitzian Philosophy and Candide

Everything happens for the best, in this the best of all possible worlds. This is a statement that can be found many times within Voltaires Candide. Voltaire rejected Lebitizian Optimism, using Candide as a means for satirizing what was wrong with the world, and showing that, in reality, this is not the best of all…

Ethics,

Philosophy,

Religion

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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Dual Personalities

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a classic mystery story, enticing to all audiences merely upon it’s suspense alone. When Stevenson first wrote the story (after recalling a dream he had) he had only the intentions of writing such an entertaining tale. Yet at the suggestion of his wife, he decided…

Curiosity,

Philosophy,

Psychology

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Multifaceted Background University Of Illinois

Writing a self-reflective tirade is perhaps one of the most difficult tasks to perform. I have found myself pondering this topic for an unusually long time; no one has ever asked me to write about my culture– the one thing about myself which I understand the least. This question which is so easy for others…

Culture,

Philosophy,

University

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Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros: True Means Resides

  “Phew,” I said, “it was only a dream.” This is a dream I have had often throughout the past couple of years. Each time, the bump in my dream gets bigger and bigger and each time I wake up I’m more and more frightened that the dream was real. “I will not be a…

Existentialism,

Philosophy,

Power

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