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An Analysis of Blaise Pascal's Argument on Having Faith in God
In Blaise Pascal’s commentary, “Yes, Faith is a Logical Bet”, having faith in God is a rational choice in contrast to not having faith in God because there is plenty to gain, and nothing to lose (Rickabaugh Lecture). According to Pascal, hypothetically, it is possible that there may be a God, and if we have faith in Him, we...
An Analysis of the Ideas of Doubt and God in Rene Descartes' Meditations
The idea of doubt is extremely important to philosopher Rene Descartes in his six meditations on the existence of God and the distinction between the soul and the body. In meditation one, Descartes discusses sensory things and the idea that our senses have, without argue, deceived us at one point or another (533). Because o...
The Stand of Rene Descartes on the Idea of God's Existence and a Personal Opinion on It
For centuries, the idea of God’s existence has always been instilled in every man throughout history. Religion played a very important role in the morals of society, but there were always the believers and the non-believers. Many scholars have tried to argue the proof of God’s existence by using the scientific method, but...
The Work and Philosophy of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Nietzsche’s Philosophy Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, born in 1844, was a German philosopher from the 19th century, whose controversial ideas about truth and reality, and his criticism of humanity significantly shaped modern post-Kantian philosophy. He was a nihilist and is considered the father of existentialism and post-...
The Views of Voltaire and Diderot on Religious Intolerance
Religious Intolerance The Age of Enlightenment is a period in France when drastic changes occurred. It was the first intellectual movement where the whole population was involved but not just the powerful and rich ones. Philosophers were major person who started the movement to change the way to think and to challenge old...
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...
The Life of Saint Thomas Aquinas
St. Thomas Aquinas St. Thomas Aquinas was born towards the end of the year 1226. St. Thomas was the son of Count Landulph of Aquino. When Thomas was five years old, his father placed him under the care of the Benedictines of Monte Casino. The teachers were surprised in the progress he made. He have convinced his pupils to...
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...
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...
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...