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The Relation of Evil in the Existence of Good
In Daniel Howard-Snyder’s, God, Evil, and Suffering, Snyder addresses common, yet perplexing questions in regards to evil in correlation with God. Is there a God in the midst of a great deal of evil and suffering? And if God exists, why would an all-loving, flawless, life-giving God permit such great evil on so many differe...
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An Overview of Bertrand Russell's Argument on Natural Law
The idea of the Natural Law Argument focuses on the claim that all natural laws that apply to our world must have been created by some sort of law-giver. That is, if there are certain laws that the world must abide by, someone must have created these laws, therefore there must be a law-giver, who we call God. As the unive...
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The Key to Victory in War and Life in The Art of War, an Ancient Text by Sun Tzu
The Art of War The Art of War by Sun Tzu, is an ancient text which holds the key to victory in war and life. The methods of war that are described in this book seem to be philosophies rather than methods; for they can be used outside the regiment of war and into everyday life situations and struggles. The philosophies in t...
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Theosophy and Helena Petrovna Blavatsky: A Look at the Nineteenth Century and the Theosophical Influence That Followed
Theosophy and Helena Petrovna Blavatsky: A Look at the 19th Century and the Theosophical Influence that Followed What is theosophy? Theosophy, according to the Theosophy Library Online, is: “…that ocean of knowledge which spreads from shore to shore of the evolution of sentient beings; unfathomable in its deepest parts,...
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The Use of Naturalism in Stephen Crane's A Mystery of Heroism
Both naturalism and realism can be mistaken. Naturalism is an offshoot of realism. Naturalist try to portray common people and ordinary life accurately. They also try to describe the effect of natural and social forces such as instinct and environment. "A Mystery of Heroism" by Stephen Crane exemplifies the use of naturalis...
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The Qualities of an Ideal Leader from Different Philosophers
For centuries, humans have struggled in positions of power by lacking
proper authority and leadership. To this day, we have yet to find the
perfect balance between power and morality - what constitutes a perfect
leader, and is there such a thing? Through their works, Plato, Machiavelli,
and Laozi present to us the differing...
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The Idea of Futurism by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
“Too much information People drowning in receipts Some days you wanna just chuck it all Try your luck and hit the streets It's like your shoes are tied together Each hand got string attached Some nights you wanna just say f *ck it Maybe you just light a match” (KONGOS) The idea of just throwing out the rules, livin...
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An Analysis of the Strengths and Weaknesses of Aquinas's Natural Law
One strength of natural law is its emphasis on the importance of reason. It is based upon the human ability to reason and does not rely on unpredictable consequences or emotions. As a result, it is universally applicable, meaning that it applies to all people at all times and all places. Aquinas believed that ‘the moral lif...
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The Impact of Booker T. Washington's Philosophies in the African American Community
Did Booker T. Washington’s Philosophy Betray African Americans? The mid-nineteenth century saw the abolition of slavery and the addition of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the United States Constitution. However, court cases like Plessy v. Ferguson and the infamous Jim Crow laws worked effectively to make African-Am...
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The Views on the Concepts of Human Nature and the Social Contract of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
John-Jacques Rousseau was one of many political philosophers to tackle the concepts of human nature and the social contract. But what is interesting about his view is how he tied them to the general will. His idea of the general will became an integral part of his work, and one that he, and many others after him, extensivel...
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