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The Struggles of Nietzsche and Tolstoy on Finding the Concept of the Meaning of Life
Nietzsche and Tolstoy on Meaning In Nietzsche's collection entitled “Thus Spake Zarathustra”, we can find many speeches with a wide range of topics. The 21st speech of the collection is entitled “Voluntary Death.” As the title might alude, the overarching theme of this speech seems to be suicide, though I do find “voluntar...
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A Biography of the John Locke, an English Philosopher and Physician
What is There to Tolerate? In the thoughts of the contemporary advocates of Liberalism, one of
the most noticeable and extensive accomplishments of the Early Modern time
period is the expression, protection, and justification of civil
toleration. During the course of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries,
a number...
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A Comarison of the Emerson and the Toreau
Self Reliance Response Emerson asserts that knowing one’s one truth applies to others is the definition of genius. Many doubt themselves so much that they reject excellent ideas and fail to take credit for their own ingenuity, instead kicking themselves when someone else comes out in the open with the same thought and is...
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A Comparison of Eighteenth Century Philosophy and Nietzsche's Nineteenth Century Story, The Madman
A Comparison of eighteenth century philosophy and Nietzsche’s nineteenth century story, The Madman In Friedrich Nietzsche’s, The Parable of the Madman, Nietzsche speaks of Gods death in society, and societies differing views on his death. These disagreeing views show similarity with two past conflicting eras of ideas and...
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The Impacts of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau in the Field of Philosophy and Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism- first created in the 1840’s became a widespread movement that lasted ten years. The idea of the human mind being the most powerful thing and the individual being the center of the universe are the basic mindsets for this belief. Ralph Emerson first realized these thoughts in the 1840’s. His protégée, Henr...
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The Meaning of Humanism in the Works of Niccolo Machiavelli, Francesco Guicciardini, and Poggio Bracciolini
Italian Humanists in Pursuit of Happiness Bikram Choudhury said, "Maintaining spirituality and humanism are the
keys to success. It's a balance." In Europe, the Renaissance was a period
of change in both the social and political aspects of life. The people
during the Renaissance were more creative in the way that they...
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The Difference between Matthew Arnold's Belief with Other Philosophers
Before delving into the beliefs and ideas of the theories discussed over the course of the semester, first I will clarify what exactly Matthew Arnold himself believed in order to effectively compare his ideas to others. Arnold viewed culture as “The best that has been thought and said in the world,” a unified world where c...
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Empiricism and Rationalism in the Enlightenment Period
Topic 1 The Enlightenment period was marked by a revival of interest in determining the nature of reality and knowledge. In the pursuit of this understanding, philosophers expounded ideas that aligned with either of two theories – empiricism or rationalism. John Locke was one of the more prominent philosophers of the tim...
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The Actions Required to Be an Individual in the Books Four and Five of Friedrich Nietzche's The Gay Science
In Books four and five of Friedrich Nietzche’s The Gay Science, Nietzche discusses the actions needed to be taken to become an individual.He begins by explaining the need for one to break free from the social norms for true happiness, and for morals. To do so, he says one must live dangerously, because one must go against t...
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A Reflection on Philosophical Theories of Empiricism, Cartesian Rationalism and Kantian Transcendental Idealism
Philosophy is founded on the principles of human reason and dependent on the fact that humans are able to rationalize and seek out the solution to a problem or else knowledge in the face of something unknown. From Socrates onward, philosophy based this reasoning on observable reality, even using concrete, physical examples...
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