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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 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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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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