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The Worldview Concepts of Scientism, Pluralism, and Postmodernism in the Issue of Spirituality
Abstract Spirituality has been an important concept in different areas such as religion, care, parenting, and psychology. Thus, it identifies with varied fields since it helps in reshaping man to an image desired by God. The purpose of this report is to delve the issue of spirituality. Also, the concepts of scientism, plur...
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The Life and Teachings of Mencius
About a century after Confucius, the founder of Confucianism, died, the second most influential Confucianist teacher was born. This teacher, Mencius, not only taught Confucianism, but also lived it and wrote about it. Although not much is known about the life of Mencius, his beliefs are well known by many. Mencius spent muc...
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A Biography of the German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche was born on October 15, 1884 near Leipzig Germany. He was named after Freidrich Wilhelm the fourth, since they shared a birthday. He had a difficult early life. His father, grandfather and uncle were all Lutheran pastors and his other grandfather was a theologian. At age four, his father passed away...
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A Comparison of the Morality of the Death of Socrates and the Moral Issues of Catholics
Socrates was philosopher who lived in ancient Greece. He believed that he was a gift to others, sent by the gods to enlighten them. He developed a method of questioning his students in order to arrive at the truth. This method, now called the Socratic Method, upset many people because it is absolutely maddening to ask...
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Believing in God: A Critical View on Pascal's Wager
A Wager to Believe In? There are many arguments for the existence of God as well as many arguments against the existence of God. Blaise Pascal creates a hypothetical in the form of a wager to convince you to believe in God solely based on what you will get in return from believing or not. A decision to believe in God or...
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A Comparison between Stoicism and the Teachings of the Bible
Stoicism teaches that one can achieve happiness only by rejecting material comforts and by dedicating oneself to a life of reason and virtue. This is similar to Christian teachings found in the Bible. The difference being that Christians-particularly Catholics-go a step further and after rejecting material comforts, they de...
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A Comparison of the Old and New Testament and the Teachings of Epictetus
The teachings of the Old and New Testament and the Epictetus’ statement have two main themes. They agree on the fact that the body is just a shell that limits the soul. What matters on the inside of the body is what the bible and Epictetus agree on. What they disagree on is the belief of what the body represents and the fa...
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The Conflict Between the Views of Aristotle and the Beliefs of Christians
The Greek philosopher, Aristotle, believes that the chief endpoint of mankind is to know. He believes that even if something exists, it does not matter at all unless someone knows that it exists. Christians, tend to differ in this point of fact. Christians believe that “man’s salvation consists in knowing the truth, so that...
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The Definition of Justice in the Republic by Plato and in the Holy Bible
Discussed in the Republic,-as one of the most important subjects known to man-is the true definition and application of justice. Generally, it was resolved that justice is every man getting what he deserves. The Bible, however, reveals a different understanding. Biblical justice goes hand in hand with mercy which is why som...
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The Different Approaches to Defining Religion
As the history of philosophy shows, defining terms is not the easiest
practice to undertake. We frequently find that even our most securely held
notions of what particular things are by virtue of their characteristics
mistaken in fundamental ways. This is especially true when it comes to
abstract concepts...
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