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The Idea and Belief of Pacifism
The belief of pacifism has been followed by some of the most sagacious leaders in the world. We must ask ourselves, is there a reason for this? Pacifism is defined as “the belief that any violence, including war, is unjustifiable under any circumstances, and that all disputes should be settled by peaceful means” (Oxford Dic...
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An Analysis of Thomas Aquinas' Natural Law Theory
Explain Aquinas’ Natural Law theory (25 marks) Thomas Aquinas was a 13th century monk who studied Aristotle’s philosophy. He developed his Natural Law from these studies. Natural law is an absolute, deontological theory which states that morals are issued by God to nature. It includes 5 primary precepts of which Aquinas be...
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An Evaluation of the Views of Machiavelli, Laozi, and Plato on the Qualities of Good Leaders
What Makes a Good Leader? Section 1: Machiavelli’s ideas on what makes a good leader are most accurate. In an ideal world, a leader would only have and show favorable qualities and all of the people they ruled would adore them . This is exactly why Machiavelli’s ideas are most accurate; they’re realistic. Machiavelli rec...
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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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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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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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