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A Discussion on the Defense of Ironism and the Rejection of Universal Traits Among the Humans in Rorty's Chapter on Private Irony and Liberal Hope
After reading Rorty’s chapter on “Private Irony and Liberal Hope”, I would like to focus my discussion on his defense of ironism and the rejection of universal traits among the human species. Rorty boldly challenges the idea that society requires some sort of “consensus about what is universally human” to function (Rorty, 8...
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An Analysis of the Existentialism in the Small Line in the Novel of Friedrich Nietzsche
At one point, Nietzsche describes the action of "giving style" to and shaping one's own character. During this, he writes a sentence that strikes me as very novel for several reasons. This notable sentence is the following, said as through someone were critiquing their own personality and habits: "Here a large mass of sec...
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A Critique of For the Love of Country, a Text by Martha C. Nussbaum and Others
The world that we live in is quite large and astounding, yet the amount of people that actually educate themselves in the facts and reality of it is generally small. They live in a bubble and are unfortunately are only reminded by the existence of other people and cultures when a disaster or tragedy strikes. In the text Fo...
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An Analysis of Free Will and Self-Reliance in the Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Hannah Craft
Freedom of the Self and the Soul Throughout American history, authors, philosophers, activists, and political powers have debated the inherent right to freedom. Many hold varying opinions on how such freedom is accomplished. Ralph Waldo Emerson, in writing Self Reliance, discusses the importance of freedom in thought, as w...
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Using Kantianism, Utilitarianism and Social Contract Theory to Analyse a Case of a Woman Saving Her Nephew's Life
Kantianism Kantianism is the ethical theory developed by a German Philosopher named Immanuel Kant. Kant developed this theory because he believed that mankind’s actions should be guided by moral laws. He also believed these laws should be universal, so there would be no discrepancies amongst different cultures or races....
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An Essay in Agreement with the Philosophies of Vogel
The Weight of the World and the Crisis of the Individual It is not right for one to bear the weight of the world, because one lacks the capability of impacting the world entirely, and the various outcomes that play out in the world are not a product of any single person’s actions. This is not an argument that needs to be l...
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An Argument of Daniel Barbezat on Self-Reflection and Interiority
The topic known as mindfulness is often regarded as a means for self-evaluation but not a method for social change. However, Daniel Barbezat argues that, much like the Socratic idea of self-reflection, his belief in what he calls “interiority” can be a mode for societal correction. In his view, mindfulness can be used not o...
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A Personal Definition of Freedom and the Purpose of Humans
Restraint for Freedom and from Purpose People mistake the word freedom for meaning the ability to do whatever they want. But if that were the case, then one person’s freedom has the capability of disrupting another person’s freedom. The truest form of freedom is the ability to be moral without the fear of being stopped or...
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An Analysis of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's View on Property as a Superior Over the Views of John Locke
Rousseau “Lockes” It Up For both Locke and Rousseau, property led to government. According to Locke, the right to property existed in the state of nature, and man created government through a social contract to preserve this fundamental right. Rousseau contests Locke’s interpretation, arguing that man had no claim to prope...
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A Comparison between the Philosophies of Martin Heidegger and Soren Kierkegaard
Introduction Individuality refers tothe existential philosophy and ideology that
views and emphasizes the moral worth of the individual by promoting the
importance of an individual's goals and desires. Individuality (also
sometimes called 'Individualism') valuesone's independence and self-
reli...
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