Philosopher

What are Seneca’s views on anger

Seneca who was a Spanish-born stoics philosopher and a good public speaker between 4 B. C and 65 B.C has given his opinion about anger in his essay ‘On Anger’. This essay will illustrate his views on anger by looking at his definition on anger, the discordances of anger with nature, the decision to start […]

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How did Brett Whiteley portray the body

In the same way Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo used techniques to express the body in a way they thought was acceptable – as it was, Whiteley used techniques to express the body in a way he thought was acceptable. By doing so, Whiteley added character and life into his artwork, by distorting and changing […]

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Plato’s republic shocked the world

The philosopher Plato lived from 488-348BC. He was Greek and an Athenian. Although he himself was of noble descent, in Athens, there was a democratic government. Plato himself despised democracy – it had been a mentor that had executed his mentor, Socrates. He describes it in the Republic as a ‘great beast’.As he sees democratic […]

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Of Studies by Francis Bacon

“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self Is not something one finds, It is something one creates,” said Thomas Szasz. The saying tells that self is not sticking by nature, or what one is from the time of Its birth; but it is something nurtured, or […]

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Jeans Jacques Rousseau

Jeans Jacques Rousseau was a French Philosopher, writer and composer born in the eighteenth century in Switzerland. Rousseau belief that all men are good overlooks the fact that men are born differently and therefore they must have differing expressions of interests. The fact that the state expects obedience from the members of the public in […]

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Comparison of the Arguments Posed by the Peter Singer and Richard Posner Debate

Peter Singer is an Australian philosopher that lectures on applied ethics through the lens of utilitarianism. Singer is best known for his book Animal Liberation, which introduced the concept of speciesism. Like sexism or racism, speciesism is a type of discrimination based on membership to a particular species. Richard Posner is a judge and also […]

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Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir is a noted French philosopher. She was not always considered a philosopher, but a writer, and has only been given the distinction of philosopher in recent years. Her early life was spent writing and thinking, and became considered philosophical work only after her death. Beauvoir was born in France in 1908. She […]

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George Herbert Mead Analysis

George Herbert Mead, 1863 -1931, an American pragmatist, sociologists, social psychologist and philosopher, was graduated in Oberlin in 1883 and in Harvard in 1888 and also studied in Berlin and Leipzig. He worked as a lecturer in University of Chicago from 1984 till his demise. Basing on Charles Cooley and Dewey, Mead insisted that “the […]

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Paul Ricouer

Paul Ricouer, a French philosopher and theologian in the tradition of hermeneutics. He taught in the United States of America in the University of Chicago and alsto taught in Europe for a number of different schools. He was once the student of Jean Nabert, a well-acclaimed French philosopher, and of Gabriel Marcel, whose staunch Catholic […]

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Friedrich Nietzsche’s Beliefs and Perspective of the Truth

Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher who disputed the foundations of Christianity and morality. He believed that there is only one Christian, and that Christian died on the cross many years ago. He strongly believed in life, happiness, creativity, philosophy, the realities of life and the world where we live in. (Reno, 2006) Nietzsche was […]

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Nietzsche, Nihilism and the Death of God

The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche while producing many works, consistently wrote on five main concepts: nihilism; revaluation of values; will to power; the eternal return; and the overman. Yet all these concepts stem from another concept which was not previously mentioned and is possibly what Nietzsche is most well known for. Even those who can merely […]

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Descartes First Certainty

In order to understand Descartes’ First Certainty, it is best to view and situate the greater scheme of his philosophy against the backdrop of the intellectual revolution of his time. The coming of the seventeenth century also ushered in a great quandary for the philosophers of that time. The triumph of the new scientific method, […]

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In Defense of Socrates

My client, the great philosopher Socrates, today stands accused of practicing atheism and of corrupting the minds of our Athenian youth. Meletus and a host of others have brought these charges upon Socrates, who had the chance to stand up and refute them today in this courtroom. Though Socrates has done a superb job of […]

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Freedom Evolves by Daniel Dennett

Philosopher Daniel Dennett’s intellectual career has been spent trying to extend the Enlightenment project of putting philosophy and morality on a scientific and naturalistic basis. His newest book, Freedom Evolves tries to answer the age-old question: Can there be freedom and free will in a deterministic world? Dennett is trying to update David Hume in […]

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