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One of Rene Descartes most often quoted sayings regards what it means to be a real seeker of the truth, and is likewise quoted as stating “cogito ergo sum” which translates to “I think, therefore I am.” The issue with society today is that there is not much thinking going...

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I find that the debate over time travel along with the corresponding implications upon the definition of self and my mind is mind-boggling. I have wondered about the grandfather paradox, and causal loops since I was a child. I think every human has an innate infatuation with the idea of...

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When constructing his foundation of knowledge, there are two separate arguments used by Descartes to prove the existence of God. There is some irony in this sense he had claimed formerly that educated men as well as all of the philosophers that had come before him had only been able...

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Abstract This essay will examine the ideas of philosopher Descartes on the topic of doubt and certainty, taken from his work in The Meditations. It will investigate things that Descartes initially perceived with the least amount of doubt and look at them in further detail to understand how these things...

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Man: I, believe that I cannot be happy without material wealth. I need lots of money to meet all my needs. Socrates: I do not contend the fact that money is important..as a matter of fact I do concur that money is extremely crucial. My only argument is whether this...

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It is with great commitment to this organization that I explicitly explain my leadership philosophy and the values that I intend to exhibit within my role as a leader. I will also outline the expectations of others within this organization and how those expectations will be evaluated. First and foremost,...

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The ethical theory of Stoicism is characterized by its insistence on moral righteousness and responsibility. Stoicism espouses belief in a singular God who created everything in the world, and that this God originates not only events in the past, but also events in the future. Given this belief in God,...

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In Discourse on the Method for Conducting One’s Reason Well and for Seeking Truth in the Sciences, Descartes argues in favor of the existence of God. He puts forth several arguments and illustrations to support his argument. One such illustration invites the reader to imagine the distinction between an animal...

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There are numerous religions in the world of which the major ones are Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism. These religions often present different opinions on the purpose of life as well as the life after death but almost all of them agree upon the concept of god. But even the greatest...

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“It seems, then, that a just person has turned out to be a kind of thief. You probably got that idea from Homer. For he loves Autolycus, the maternal grandfather of Odysseus, whom he describes as better than everyone at stealing and swearing false oaths. According to you, Homer, and...

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Rene Descartes was a French mathematician, philosopher and a writer. He was the father of Modern Philosophy thus the Western Philosophy in response to some of his writings. On the other hand, Plato was a student of Socrates, a mathematician and a philosophical dialogue writer. Additionally, Plato was the founder...

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Religion is one important element of any society around the globe. Based on religion the society is faced with many questions that philosophers and other scholars have tried to answer. Idea about God is a question that has been ignored by many due to the strong belief the existence of...

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Epperson states that “A person can be said to act with integrity when acting in a way consistent with his or her deeply held moral judgments, judgments about which actions are right or wrong and which objects are good or bad” (p. 255), however he also states that the characters...

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In his book Leadership Lessons from West Point (2007), Doug Crandall discusses the need for a leader to establish the ‘moral philosophy’ of the organization they have been given responsibility over, explaining, “it is imperative that officers have the ability to shape the moral philosophy of their organization: they are...

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Philosophical Arguments of Hume, Berkeley, Spinoza, and Leibniz David Hume and George Berkeley, two famous British Empiricists, shared similar views when it comes to matters of empirical standards for knowledge: ideas generally cannot exist or develop within a vacuum and that all forms of knowledge come from experience. Given these...

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Many have interpreted Spinoza’s so-called pantheism as equating God with nature, maintaining a position in which the two are interchangeable. This oversimplification misses the finer points of Spinozan philosophy, which holds that God’s immanence is in evidence everywhere in the countless manifestations of his presence in nature. God transcends the...

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In the past, communication has signified a desire to impart, share, or make common (Peters, p.7). Communication evolved from the Latin word “communicare,” while the Latin “communicatio” either involved tangible concepts or was used as the technical term for a type of styalistic device wherein the orator would verbalize both...

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The historically, philosophy has included some of the best minds the world has known, including Rene Descartes and David Hume. Hume’s insisted that “our knowledge of facts about the world is based ultimately on experience” (Daniel, 2013). In contrast, Descartes bases his conclusions, not solely on empirical data, as does...

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Philosophy tends to be regarded as a long, history of mistakes. This statements is vindicated when one reflects upon all the competing, metaphysical pictures of reality construed by some of the great philosophers. In light of these readings, the following will succinctly summarize competing, metaphysical pictures of reality originally purported...

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In psychology, the discussion of religion and spirituality is fraught with derision and divides many of its modern theorists. Although they were intimate friends and close colleagues, Freud and Jung were diametrically divided on the subject of religion and spirituality. Freud believed that the belief in God was an “infantile...

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Ideas form very integral parts of philosophy. These ideas constitute a big proportion of how the body and the mind relate in certain situations. Plato and Descartes differ in some circumstances as both bring out opposing philosophical views in relation to the mind and meditation in forming ideas (William, 1996)....

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What is the role of language is Sartre’s ethical existentialism? Sartre attributed much significance to language. His famous phrase, “I am language” (in “Being and Nothingness”) shows this. For Sartre, language has a primary role in individual’s pursuit of ethics of freedom, he believes language to be the foundation of...

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Within the world of communications there are a variety of communication styles which have importance in every person’s life. Dialogue and Dissemination are two forms of communicating. Dialogue and dissemination are used in everyday language. Dialogue is considered a form of “good” communication. Dialogue is considered good because it occurs...

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The Stoics and Epicureans had very different ethical theories, yet both claimed Socratic origins for their ideas.  Explain both the Stoic and Epicurean ethical outlooks and show the Socratic roots of both. For the Stoics, a rational and strong ego was all important when determining a moral or 'good' life....

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David Hume’s version of emotion-based morality rests on the idea that morality is derived from sentiments and not from reason. He describes reason as a “slave” to emotions. Reason, Hume would argue, allows us to understand situational events, and facts. Sentiments are the feelings, or emotions, that one has in...

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