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An Introduction to the Life and History of Karl Marx
Karl Marx developed communism. He believed that all people are like science, and react the same. He believed that in the future his type of government would rule, and then even farther in the future, anarchy would commence. His theory was that the workers would revolt and would start a communistic government. Karl Marx's i...
Comparing Philosophical Ideas of Hume, Descartes and Plato
The immediate starting-point of Plato's philosophical speculation was the Socratic teaching. In his attempt to define the conditions of knowledge so as to refute sophistic skepticism, Socrates had taught that the only true knowledge is a knowledge by means of concepts. The concept, he said, represents all the reality of a...
How Political Socialization Impacts Our Lives
People are not born with political ideas, nor do we manufacture them: We learn them through a process called political socialization. Beginning in early childhood and throughout our lives we are exposed to a variety of individuals and groups known as agents for political socialization. These individuals or groups teach us a...
An Analysis of the Political Ideology of Fascism in Italy and Germany
The Political Ideology of Fascism Fascism and its Political Ideas Fascism is a form of counter-revolutionary politics that first arose in the early part of the twentieth-century in Europe. It was a response to the rapid social upheaval, the devastation of World War I, and the Bolshevik Revolution. Fasc...
The Subjective and Objective Ideas about Existentialism
Existentialism: Objective vs. Subjective Most philosophers, like Greeces Plato have claimed that the highest ethical good is universal. They believed in objective values or pre-determined moral codes. The Nineteenth-century Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard reacted against this tradition, claiming that the individual's...
A Comparison of the Ideas of the Afterlife in Ancient Egyptian and Christian Religion
Ancient Egypt had developed thousands of years before the rise of Christianity; leading to strong differences between their chief beliefs, but maintaining similar moral rules to live your life. The idea of supreme beings and life after death are the other chief beliefs of a religion . Life after death plays a strong role in...
A Comparison of Marx's and deTocquiville's Ideas
Marx and deTocquiville To understand what Marx and deTocquiville ;two of the great social thinkers of all time, believed, you have to understand what was going on at the time. They were living in the peak of the Industrial Revolution. The cities that housed this revolution were overflowing with factories and peopl...
Christian and Pagan Ideas in Beowulf
Beowulf was written during the 18th century, although no one knows when it was composed or by whom. This poem gives us a view of a society changing from Paganism to Christianity. Christianity and Paganism are known to have coexisted during the period that Beowulf was set to take place. Christian influences were known in...
An Introduction to Racism and How It Was Shaped by Evolutionary Ideas
How Racism Has Been Shaped by Evolutionary Ideas. Racism has been perpetuated falsely by evolutionary ideas throughout history. Since the beginning of intelligent life mankind has discriminated against others of it's own species. The "in group" mentality may be a genetic psychological trait. However, evolutionary...
A Comparison of the Ideas of Descartes and David Hume
How do we know what we know? Ideas reside in the minds of intelligent beings, but a clear perception of where these ideas come from is often the point of debate. It is with this in mind that Ren Descartes set forth on the daunting task to determine where clear and distinct ideas come from. A particular passage written in Me...