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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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Dennett's Argument on Free Will
Reason Paper #6: Free Will In regards to the question of free will, I have concluded that the physical universe we reside in is determined. Although the physical world is determined, freedom is exemplified in humanistic intentions and conditioning. Dennett offers a similar solution to the free will argument. I would con...
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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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An Analysis of Clarence Thomas's Originalist Judicial Philosophy
Clarence Thomas’s Originalist Judicial Philosophy Since his confirmation to the Supreme Court in 1991 during the Bush administration, Clarence Thomas has consistently been one of the most conservative members of the court due to his belief in issuing decisions based on the original understanding of the Constitution. He con...
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An Examination of the Ethical Issues in the Argument in This Query
For any organization, there are numerous ethical issues that are either based on daily morality or social codes. In “This Query” the argument is based on abortion, stem cell research, and customer loyalty. These three topics may at all instances invoke various arguments that are based the ethical issues that have to be cons...
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Models of Justice in the Philosophy by Jean Jacques Rousseau, David Hume and Immanuel Kant
Philosophers Jean Jacques Rousseau, David Hume, and Immanuel Kant each conceived models of justice that were based in the ideas of the general will, utility, and the categorical imperative, respectively. While each philosopher attempts to define morality that guides their perceptions of justice, Kant’s argument proves the...
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The Assumptions in Obtaining and Giving out Justice
Justice, the Advantage of the Stronger According to Thrasymachus, justice favors the stronger. In our current
society, activities of injustice benefit those in power or those who have a
say. The same applies to democracy where the majority has their way and the
minority their say which means that those with a low soc...
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An Analysis of the Topic of the Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau This research paper will focus on the article by Henry David Thoreau Civil Disobedience. This article posits that individuals and societies should not accept the rule of governance by different authorities. The article specifically tells people to disallow governments to atrophy or...
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The Important Document of Jefferson's Declaration of Independence
Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence is one of America’s most important documents. After America’s feud with Britain, the Declaration of Independence was the document that gave America its freedom. In my eyes, it’s an important document. The fact that there is no “political philosophy” in it does not make it any less imp...
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