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John Perry

In John Perry’s book Dialogue on Good, Evil and the Existence of God, he used three characters in the dialogue in order to clarify the positions of the three characters (Weirob, Miller, and Cohen), the arguments they provide in support their positions and the “end state” of their discussion. This allows us to examine our…

Belief Systems,

Christianity,

Ethics,

Existence of God,

Philosophy,

Religion,

Theology

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Pages: 9
Words: 2127

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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Pages: 3
Words: 526

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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Words: 1289

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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Strong Movie Southern Justice

Throughout this course we have studied many theorists and I believe that some of their theories on society and social relations are applicable. Karl Marxs dialectical materialism, Emile Durkheims mechanical and organic societies, and WEB Dubois race relations theory all can be related. Social theories can be helpful, though, in the quest for justice, for…

Culture,

Philosophy,

Politics,

Science

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Pages: 3
Words: 581

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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Words: 1295

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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Pages: 4
Words: 818

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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Pages: 6
Words: 1257
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