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The Importance of Acknowledging the Past
George Santayana, a philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist said that “those who don’t know history are condemned to repeat it”. While the meaning behind this quote may appear simple and easy enough to understand, to actually put those words into action can be a complex task. By not taking into account past actions, includ...
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A Response to the Standard of Taste Based on the Teachings of David Hume
The Standard of Taste: A Response According to David Hume, standard of taste is a rule by which society is able to distinguish between who is a good judge of taste and who is not; essentially what this means is that there is a rule that judges good and bad taste. For instance, Hume establishes a rule of three to determ...
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The Importance of Colors in Our Life
Colors are vibration of lights. Colors are present all around us and are involved in every aspect of our life. Life would have been dull and meaningless without colors for our choice of decoration and clothing depends on colors. This essay will discuss the importance of colors. The human eye is the mean that is used to de...
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The Gradual Molding of Human Nature by Our Experiences in Life
The title of this work is Latin for a mind not yet affected by experiences or anything existing undisturbed in its original pure state. The minds of many great philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes and John Locke have explored and argued the structure of human nature, but the main essence is the origin of this broad term. Does...
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The Good and Bad Qualities of Kantian Deontology
Immanuel Kant is one of the greatest moral theorists of the eighteenth century. He is the mastermind behind the moral theory, which is aptly named after him, Kantian Deontology. His moral theory "is widely considered the most important and influential of all deontological theories" (Burnor and Raley). It does has many attr...
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An Objection to the Rejection of Immanuel Kant's Categorical Imperative
Save the Categorical Imperative? Yes We Kant! Most people would agree that lying to a murderer about the whereabouts of his victim to save a life is morally permissible, but Kant famously insisted that even in this case, lying is impermissible. Some cite this refusal as a failure of his moral system, for surely no system w...
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The Argument Between Free Will and Determinism
The argument between free will and determinism has been contended about for hundreds of years. What are the main differences between the two viewpoints? If a person were to look in a dictionary, free will would be defined as the power, attributed to human beings, of freely making choices that are unimpeded by outside cond...
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The Art of Properly Dealing With Pessimism in Life
Attitude Essay Many claim that life is what you make of it. While there is undeniably some truth to this statement, the full reality of the matter is hardly so simple. One could indeed choose to see things in as negative a light as possible, therefore needlessly prolonging their frustration, however, thinking one ca...
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A Discussion on the Importance of Critical Thinking in Life
Critical thinking is the ability to evaluate a certain issue to reach a clear and rational conclusion. In order to further understand the matter, gathering relevant information to the topic and interpreting it fairly is important. Being biased and judging the issue with pre-conceived notions wouldn’t help as you’re already...
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John Locke's View on Personal Identity
Throughout ages, philosophers have continually argued and researched
on the issue of personal identity. Many questions have been raised of what
makes up personal identity. The theory of personal identity deals with the
philosophical question of the existence of human beings including the
possibility of there being life afte...
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