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My Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education My philosophy of education is learner-centered; the better a teacher knows her students the more effectively she can tailor pedagogical strategies to meet their needs, abilities and goals. Students can help inform the content, pace, starting point, ending point (i.e. goal) and teaching style an educator selects that are more relevant and engaging to them. When a student is engaged or included in a lesson they are more responsive - they want to actively participate because they have some stake in their learning....   [tags: Education, teaching]
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Philosophy: Kant´s Free Will - ... Kant agrees that humans are beings of nature and therefore they follow the rules of nature, but he also is accepting his thesis by saying that they are free. “But in the former case reason is the cause of these laws of nature, and therefore free; in the latter, the effects follow according to mere natural laws of sensibility” (Prolegomena). Instead of rejecting the laws of nature and saying that humans are free of all ties, he is agreeing that certain things do govern the way in which humans act....   [tags: freedom, antithesis, argument] 1223 words
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The Importance of Philosophy - The Importance of Philosophy “All things in life are philosophical.” This is a well-known quote by the renowned Greek scientist/philosopher Aristotle. When one is to imagine life without thought, free will or knowledge, they are left to only imagine the oblivion they would be left to reside in. To me, philosophy is more than ethics, esthetics, and epistemology... it is the ability to stand ones ground with certain viewpoints, attitudes and beliefs. Philosophy seemed to be the center of the majority of peoples lives Before the Common Era, yet today it also upholds just as much, if not more, importance to the normal person than of the ‘scientist’ or renowned ‘theorist.’ Philosophy makes...   [tags: Papers] 579 words
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Philosophy in the South Asian Subcontinent: A Unity in Maladjustment - Philosophy in the South Asian Subcontinent: A Unity in Maladjustment ABSTRACT: Philosophy in the south Asian subcontinent differs from Western philosophy in the following three ways: (1) it is based upon religion; (2) love of tradition becomes an obstacle for philosophical development; and (3) authority is accepted as a source of knowledge. I argue that future philosophical development demands that the above three differences be removed. Furthermore, philosophers from the subcontinent must concentrate on contemporary issues....   [tags: Philosophical Globalization Essays]
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Chinese Religion - Chinese Religion The region of China is extensive and profound. “In China lay people did not belong to an institutionalized sect, nor did their religious life have anything to do with signing articles of faint. Religion in China was so woven into the broad fabric of family and social life that there was not even a special word for it until modern times, when one was coined to match the Western term” (Thompson, 1). In China, Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism are all blended. In the earliest period, Shang Dynasty (2000 BC), people in China had worshipped a lot of different gods (polytheism) such as weather god, river god....   [tags: Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism] 2856 words
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Intelligent Design - Taking a close look at philosophy, it is the study of problems linked with existence, values, knowledge, mind, language and reason. This implies that philosophy is the study that involves addressing problems based on rational argument. It is a well-documented fact: the word philosophy is a Greek word that means love of wisdom. As the name entails, philosophy is linked with many subjects such as politics, religion, and ethics, among others that involve absolute wisdom. For the past years, researchers have continuously raised issues regarding the subjects outlining various criticisms emerging under the subject of Intelligent Design (Dembski, 2002)....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Philosophy in the Enlightenment Era: The Age of Reason - During the 17th and 18th century, there was a movement that begun to put an emphasis on individuality, more specifically, the use of reason. The era of enlightenment saw the replacement of historical traditions, in favor of using reasoning to achieve freedom. Man by nature, desire to know what occurred in the past. History is concerned with narrating concepts and actions. Historicism is a theory that social and cultural occurrences are determined by history. It implies that there are no universal principles, but rather they are determined through social and historical context, which differs based upon cultures and eras....   [tags: Kant, Marx, Nietsche]
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Schleiermacher is the "Father of Modern Christianity". Discuss. - Schleiermacher is the "Father of Modern Christianity." Discuss. Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher was born in 1768 in what is now the modern country of Poland. On the question of Schleiermacher being the "Father of Modern Christianity" James states "Schleiermacher's bountiful theological legacy, which has influenced the later Protestant theologians of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, earns this prestigious title for him."(James. 2000) He was sent to live in one of the Moravian communities in the area after his mother's death....   [tags: Religion] 2494 words
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Una's Search for Religion in Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife - Una's Search for Religion in Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife Herman Melville's Moby Dick is a novel filled with references to the Bible and God. In writing Ahab's Wife, Sena Naslund could not ignore Melville's biblical allusions. Naslund's novel is a reaction to Moby Dick, and therefore Una does not accept Melville's omnipresent religion. She cannot bring herself to belief in the basic tenants of Christianity, and is constantly searching for a new community, or philosophy that will embrace her ideals....   [tags: Naslund Ahab's Wife Essays]
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Exploring Daoism: The Orign of Faith and Philosophy - ... Following the fall of the Chou Empire, a civil war lasted for a period 500 years; it was a period of political intrigue. (Wong 556). It was during this period, when the authors wrote the, Daodejing and the Zhuangzi. The influence of the political atmosphere is evident in both of the texts. Indeed, in the Daodejing there are several directives pertaining to counseling an emperor. For example, Laozi in a section from Chapter 58 of the Daodejing states, “When the country is ruled with a light hand....   [tags: tribal people, ancient china, universe]
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My Educational Philosophy – A Work in Progress - ​As the end of my first semester of graduate studies concludes, I enjoy this opportunity to reflect on the ideologies, methodologies, and approaches I have learned throughout the semester that will serve as the foundation to which my educational philosophy can be built upon. Rooted in my philosophy of education, is a combination of what I believe the purpose of school is for, and, the factors that influence student success. Early on in the semester, I wrote in my reflection 1 paper that, “the purpose of school is to educate students, no matter their age, race, or religion, to become knowledgeable in all areas and aspects of life....” While I still agree with that statement, it is now, after...   [tags: Reflection Paper]
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Personal Philosophy, Mission and Organizational Ethics - Personal, cultural, and professional values and morals make up the ethics that drive the decision making process for most individuals and businesses in our society. Ethics reflect our conscience, morality and how we apply these concepts in deciding right from wrong (Covey, 1994, p. 66). Ethical awareness is critical for how we conduct our lives and make choices in the workplace; by defining moral values through a religious faith based following, ethical principles can be developed that guide us in identifying and fulfilling our personal goals and social responsibilities, allowing individuals and businesses alike to become more productive members of society....   [tags: organizational ethics, hinduism, christianity]
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Evolutionary Theory: The Relationship Between Science and Religion - Evolutionary Theory: The Relationship Between Science and Religion In "The Selfish Gene" (1), Dawkins introduced the concept of replicating units of information, called "memes". They compete for our minds and our hearts, replicating in society in the form of fairy tales, catchy tunes, moral codes and theories. One of the most prolific struggles today occurs between the titanic memes of Science and Religion. While their relationship is complex, its historical trajectory is one of co-evolution, mapping the gradual accumulation of adaptive responses to each other....   [tags: Evolution]
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Chinese Religions - Confucianism was taught as a way of life by Confucius in the 5th - 6th century BC. The Chinese cultures have been following the Confucianism ways for more than two millennia. It’s formation has been accredited to K’ung Fu-Tzu “master king” over the years. Confucius considered himself a transmitter. He described himself as attempting to consciously understand the meaning of the past therefore bringing back vitality into seemingly outmoded rituals. Confucius was a lover of antiquity which motivated his strong desire to understand why certain rituals and ways were such as: ancestral cult, the reverence for heaven and the mourning ceremonies which had survived for centuries....   [tags: Religion]
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World Religion: Mormons - ... Properly titled The Book of Mormon: Another Testament Jesus Christ, TBOM is a piece of sacred scripture that testifies to the good deeds of Christ and his dealings with His people in the ancient age of the Americas. The Latter-Day Saints believe the Book of Mormon to be the Word of God and a relative to the testaments of the Holy Bible. After Joseph Smith translated the book into English, many other people have since translated it into their own languages. The book contains a promise that states that whoever reads it sincerely, ponders its contents, and asks God if it is true will receive knowledge by the power of the Holy Spirit....   [tags: christianity, Latter-Day Saints, doctrine]
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Exploring the Relationship Between Morality and Religion - The relationship between religion and morality is one which has been, and continues to be, exhaustively discussed and debated by philosophers. Are the two hopelessly intertwined, or are they able to exist independent of one another. One argument which seeks to provide a solution to this matter of contention is the Divine Command Theory. In this paper, I will argue that the reasoning provided by the Divine Command Theory is an inadequate defence of the dependence of religion on morality because it fails to provide logical justification for God's moral dictates....   [tags: Divine Command Theory, God's Moral Dictates]
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Arab Spring, Religion, and Political Systems - The Social events that jump started the Arab spring would later on be remembered as a historical event; that would eventually lead to them observing or embracing a form of constitutional theocracy. Now this depending on what country and political system they embrace can be a good thing if they are offering all of their citizens the freedom to choose something other than the religion that is represented by the government they are living under. According to Hirschl religion and the belief in G-d has made a big comeback and I for one have to agree with him on that; we can see this not only during the Arab spring but also in other areas of the world....   [tags: Constitutional Theocracy, Muslims, Islam]
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The Celtic And Roman Religions - The Religion of Celts Though there are records of deity names, and archaeological remains including altars, little is known about the specific religious beliefs of the Celts. Their burial practices included burying food, weapons, and ornaments with their dead, which suggests a belief in life after death. The druids, the early Celtic priesthood, were said by Caesar to have taught the doctrine of transmigration of souls along with astronomy and the nature and power of the gods. Transmigration is a philosophy of reincarnation incorporating the specific belief that after death, the soul of a living being is then transferred (or transmigrates) into another living form and thus takes birth again....   [tags: Religion] 1533 words
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Branches of Philosophy - Branches of Philosophy It is my understanding that there are three main branches of philosophy. These three branches include Metaphysics, Ethics and Epistemology. Metaphysics finds its focus through questions on reality. These questions include: What is real. What is mind and what is matter. What kind of reality do we have. Epistemology deals with truth versus opinion. Questions include what is truth, and what is its source. Is truth absolute or relative. Lastly, Ethics deals with right and wrong....   [tags: Papers] 1379 words
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Religion in America - Religion in America OVERVIEW The history of religion in America is fascinating, both on its own terms and also with respect to what it teaches us about other aspects of American culture. The period we are studying is especially interesting, because it was during this era that many developments and changes within American society occurred; in some cases these effects challenged the development of religion in general, while other effects promoted it, or at least specific varieties of it. I shall proceed to examine several of these changes; while this list is by no means comprehensive, it hopes to capture the overall texture of religion in America during the modern era, or roughly the peri...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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General Revelations of God - A question that has perplexed humans through the ages is if we have the ability to reach God. The witness of Scripture and leading theologians attest that individuals have a limited knowledge of God through general revelation in the natural world. General revelation can provide valid knowledge that there is a God, which aids in the acceptance of special revelation. General revelation is an individual's ability to gain knowledge of God through his presence in the world. The knowledge we are able to gain through general revelation is limited....   [tags: Religion] 999 words
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Reason Not Religion - Reason Not Religion Observations and inferneces from real life perceptions: My entire life I have been a Catholic and have attended Church regularly with my family, always believing in God and the stories and tales of the Bible as pure fact that happened long ago, and of Jesus being the savior, etc. Just this past month I attended a Presbyterian church service with my elderly grandmother in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The church was small to begin with, and only about one-third of the seats were filled....   [tags: essays papers] 2630 words
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Science and Religion - Science and Religion ' ' Science explains the origins of the universe therefore we do not need God' '. This quote means that science-for example the big bang, created the universe, without the use, or need for a divine being. The universe was created somehow, so why not by a scientific theory. Some people (normally un religious) believe that science created the universe. They believe, that an explosion, forming the sun, and thus creating planets occurred, they call it the big bang....   [tags: Papers] 617 words
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Forms and Causes: Philosophies of Aristotle and Plato - Aristotle and Plato are two of the most influential philosophers in history. Plato was Socrates’ greatest student and in turn taught Aristotle. In time, Aristotle became Plato’s greatest student. Together Aristotle and Plato, along with Socrates, laid the groundwork for what we now know as Western philosophy and science. Plato, in addition to being a philosopher, wrestled at the Olympic level, is one of the classical Greek authors, mathematicians and the founder of The Academy, the first higher learning institute in the west....   [tags: Philosophy]
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Lucretius' Writing on the Fear of Death - At the most basic level of subconscious thought, every living animal possesses a desire to stay alive. Usually, this instinct lays dormant, although in dire situations, we can be led to do unexpected things. In addition to this subconscious drive, there is a socially constructed motivation for fearing death. Thanks to the pervasive nature of religion throughout history, much of humanity has, at some point or another, feared the prospect of eternal damnation and torture during one’s life after death....   [tags: Philosophy] 1129 words
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Galileo's View of the New World - Galileo’s letter to the Grand Duchess Christina caused much controversy when it was written in 1613. It caused such controversy because it was an indirect attack on the Catholic Church with a viewpoint that was not of the ‘status quo’. This essay will thoroughly analyse this document. It will analyse the context behind what was happening in 17th century with regards to science and religion. Secondly it will critically explain and analyse the grounds behind why this document actually holds significance....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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The Philosophy of Sex and Gender in Russia - The Philosophy of Sex and Gender in Russia This presentation focuses on the main philosophical approaches toward analyzing the notions of "sex" and "gender" in Russia since the nineteenth century. I analyze the conceptions and ideas which were developed by Aleksey Khomyakov, Nicolai Chernyshevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Fedor Dostoevsky, Vladimir Solovyov and some other philosophers. Then, I discuss the concept of emancipation of women within the framework of Marxist-Leninist theory, which played a role in the state's "women's philosophy" in the Soviet period, and within the existing modern viewpoints....   [tags: Feminism Culture Papers]
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Exploring the Significance of Trust - Trust is the confidence in our reasonable perception of existence, constantly refining and modifying the acquaintance between man and society. In addition, the significance of trust is it's inherent nature to lead mankind towards the evolutionary enlightenment of scientific realism, natural history, and social contracts, all possibly overseen by God's existence. With respect to our engagement with the dichotomies of religion and politics, and of church and state, a trustful continuance by mankind towards understanding assures that new perspectives and applications of social contracts and scientific theories are constantly applied....   [tags: philosophy] 594 words
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Comparing the Religions of Christianity and Hinduism - “If I were asked to define the Hindu creed, I should simply say: Search after truth through non-violent means. A man may not believe in God and still call himself a Hindu. Hinduism is a relentless pursuit after truth... Hinduism is the religion of truth. Truth is God.” -- Mahatma Gandhi "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." -- C. S. Lewis      Hinduism and Christianity are two religions that have been around for thousands of years....   [tags: compare contrast Religion Essays Papers]
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Philiosophy - Philiosophy Philosophy is an all-important aspect of our lives. It is philosophy that we turn to when have the need to seek out a guiding principle for our lives. Therefore, philosophy holds a prominent place in society and in the world. Basically, everyone is a philosopher, but it takes the creative genius and reasoning of brilliant thinkers to bring about world-shattering concepts. Nevertheless, the common man also ruminates about his life and his unique existence to try to find the meaning of his life....   [tags: Papers] 506 words
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Plato and The Renaissance - Plato (428-347 B.C.E.) is considered to be one of the greatest philosophers the world has ever known. Though concerned with specific problems of his own era, Plato's ideas transcend all time. Throughout the ages his works have been translated into many languages and studied by great thinkers of every region of the world. A revival of Platonic thought occurred during the Renaissance. Though Plato's ideas have survived in their original forms, translators and commentators during Renaissance times often understood them in a very different way than intended....   [tags: Philosophy]
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Weaknesses of Descartes' Arguments - Descartes was incorrect and made mistakes in his philosophical analysis concerning understanding the Soul and the foundation of knowledge.  Yes, he coined the famous phrase, “I think therefore I am,” but the rest of his philosophical conclusions fail to be as solid (Meditation 4; 32). Descartes knew that if he has a mind and is thinking thoughts then he must be something that has the ability to think. While he did prove that he is a thinking thing that thinks (Meditation 3; 28), he was unable to formulate correct and true philosophical arguments and claims.  For instance, his argument for faith that a non-deceiving God exists and allows us to clearly reason and perceive was a circular argume...   [tags: Philosophy]
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Religion and the Development of the Western World - Religion and the Development of the Western World The accomplishments and success of civilizations are closely linked to their religious outlook and the role of religion in their governments and society. Throughout history rulers have used the influence of religions to control their populations and provide the justification for their power. A society with a greater degree of separation between religion and government promotes a superior level of liberty and creativity amongst its people. By the time of the decline of the Roman Empire in the west, however, the world had come full circle to a return to theocratic dictatorship....   [tags: ancient civilization theocratic government]
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Philosophy - Philosophy “Man’s life is a line that nature commands him to describe upon the surface of the Earth without ever being able to swerve from it, even for an instant…His organization does in nowise depend upon himself, his ideas come to him involuntarily, his habits are in the power of those who cause him to contract them…He is good or bad, happy or miserable, wise or foolish, reasonable or irrational, without his will being for anything in these various states.” -D’Holbach I believe D’Holbach is trying to convey essentially that man is deprived of “free will.” Mankind in no way possesses any control of their actions, being, personality, or will....   [tags: essays research papers] 375 words
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The Philosophy of James Patterson - The Philosophy of James Patterson      James Patterson should be included in an anthology because he has mastered the art of description and plot. He’s capable of creating lives in his books like no other author from past or present. He has created a fictional world inside of his Alex Cross series, where many fans of his like to live. With each new book he can fill a mind with unbelievable detail and imagery. A small two book series, nicknamed the “bird booksâ€?, blew away many critics. With this mini-series he ventures into biotechnology and the worlds in its view on longevity....   [tags: James Patterson Description Plot Anthology Essays]
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The Main Religion of the Heian Period - The Main Religion of the Heian Period Two Buddhist sects, Tendai and Shingon, dominated religion in the Heian period. The word tendai means heavenly platform, and the word shingon means true word. Both of them belonged to the Mahayana, Great Vehicle, branch of Buddhism originating in India, and both of them were imported from China by the Japanese court at the beginning of the ninth century. In their new surroundings, the sects came to terms with the change from the centralized monarchy of early Heian times to aristocratic familism....   [tags: Papers] 2669 words
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Religion and the Existence of God - Religion and the Existence of God The existence of God has been questioned since the beginning of time. Religions thrived on answering the unanswerable questions of the universe and people were able to find solace in the answers. As science has expanded and been able to answer these questions with natural, as opposed to supernatural answers, many people stopped looking to God and religion for the causes of things and started looking towards science. God was dead, according to many scientists and people of all professions....   [tags: Papers] 766 words
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Race and Religion in American Culture - Race and Religion in American Culture Race and religion are two concepts in American culture that can really tie people together, or clearly separate them apart. A group forged by strong common roots in both race and religion can be a powerful societal force, if it wants to be. The Nation of Islam is a small but growing religion in America that has become somewhat of a social movement because of its strong and radical ideas on race. In this paper, I will try to explore the beliefs of the Nation of Islam, and the ramifications it could and has had on racial relations in America....   [tags: Papers] 1793 words
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What is Meant by Religion? - What is Meant by Religion. A person's religion is his or her set of beliefs about the supernatural which provide meaning, purpose and an overall set of principles to the believer. A common dictionary definition expresses this well: "Belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as creator and governor of the universe" (The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition). The relationship of the believer to these beliefs is critical and necessary, as is the supernatural component, most commonly being the belief in God....   [tags: Religious Biblical Essays] 1941 words
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religion - My Religious Odyssey You can take the girl out of Catholic School… Most people grow up with some type of belief system. Judaism, Christianity, Islam and even Agnosticism are some examples. It wasn’t until I had a child that I realized that religion was just man’s way of explaining God. Even as a kid, however, I always believed in a higher being. Not just because of my very heavy-handed Catholic upbringing. I questioned many things about my religion. Since I loved science, I was confused about how the “Big Bang” and Adam and Eve coexisted, but I always knew that God existed....   [tags: essays research papers] 2778 words
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Development of Modern World and Religion - Development of Modern World and Religion Since the beginning of human existence, our ability to think and ask questions has led us to answer questions sometimes with uncertainty and doubt. Many natural occurrences that are today easily explained due to our technological advances were great mysteries to early societies. By not being able to answer their questions, many attributed storms, floods, heat and cold to acts of gods, which was a much more plausible explanation than not knowing at all....   [tags: Papers] 817 words
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Philosophy - Are we Willing to Accept the Changes that Philosophical Thinking can Bring? - Philosophy - Are we Willing to Accept the Changes that Philosophical Thinking can Bring. Philosophy is a general overview of how our society functions, by how we think and the many ways in which we act. It can also be described as the love of wisdom. As individuals we are introduced to ideas that test our knowledge of the different concepts of life, with questions such as who are we and why were we brought here. Philosophical questions have made an impact on us with thoughts that don't usually have an answer to the question which was brought forward, and to which neither side knows the answer to....   [tags: essays research papers] 698 words
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My Philosophy of Life - I can remember as a child always asking myself the “why” questions of life. What is the purpose of life. Why are we here. What is the purpose of life. Why do certain things happen. And is there really a God. I had always kept these questions to myself and eventually pushed them out of my mind altogether. I was raised in a Christian household and you just were not allowed to ask questions of that nature and doubt the faith. The world is the way it is because God made it that way and that is all there is to it....   [tags: essays research papers] 695 words
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My Philosophy of Education - My Philosophy of Education There are many ways to educate, express or unveil knowledge to a student. The student’s education greatly depends on the educator’s philosophy of education. This ideological viewpoint appears to be the one true constant that could be a detrimental development influence in the classroom, no matter what curriculum is designed for the student. The students of today possess distinct and different qualities and beliefs that educators are now realizing and learning to adapt to in the classroom....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 433 words
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Educational Goals and Philosophy - Statement of Educational Goals and Philosophy My desire to become a teacher began while I was in junior high school however; my family, friends, and coaches basically turned me against it. They said it was a jobless market with no future. At that age, those people were very impressionable on my decisions, and because of this I became disillusioned about my career, and at that point I just knew I wanted to attend college. Once in college, I found my niche in the social sciences. I love reading and learning about history, psychology, religion, politics, government, social issues, and diverse cultures....   [tags: Education Teaching Essays] 918 words
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My Philosophy of Education - My Philosophy of Education Students for the most part are eager and willing to learn when placed in the proper environment. The attitude of the student is very crucial when it comes to if and how much the student is going to learn. The classroom environment is a major determinant of a student’s attitude. Students need to be taught several aspects of society by an instructor who is able to motivate and encourage. As a teacher I hope to improve the life of my students by providing them the information and ideas which will allow them to excel....   [tags: Teaching Progressivism Careers Essays] 1066 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education Teachers, unlike any other professionals have the chance to shape and change young lives. For this reason, I believe that teaching is one of the noblest professions that one could choose. From the time I was a young boy and watching my father in his classroom I knew always wanted to be a teacher. It always seemed like the perfect career. A career in which I felt was best suited for me. One in which I would want to wake up earlier and earlier every morning because I would be excited at the fact that I knew that I was on my way to help develop the future minds of our world....   [tags: Educating Educational Teaching Essays] 1260 words
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When Politics Meets Religion - When Politics Meets Religion Much of the history we are taught in grade school and secondary education is filled with stories upon stories of political movements and uprising. The vast majority of these movements had one or two political leaders at the forefront whose ultimate goals included such things as liberating an oppressed people or reclaiming a status taken from a group of people by an outside force. Leaders of such movements have used a wide range of tactics to gain support for their political agendas, but one particular tactic has been so often used by said leaders that this tactic certainly deserves a closer examination....   [tags: Essays on Politics]
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A Comparative Study of Evolution and Religion in Education in the United States and China - A Comparative Study of Evolution and Religion in Education in the United States and China Buddhism does not believe in a creator god. It accepts modern ideas about the universe. Hinduism believes that the universe existed first, and then the divine spirit awoke within it and seeded itself and formed Brahma, who is the God. Hinduism, similar to Buddhism, has an evolutionary perspective of life. Both religions accept Darwin’s evolution theory. Islam, Christianity and Judaism all share the same Mesopotamian mythologies (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/sosteacher/re/37690.shtml)....   [tags: Compare Contrast Religious Essays]
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Enlightenment Attitudes Towards Religion - Enlightenment Attitudes Towards Religion Scientific and philosophical innovations during the 18th century brought about a new breed of thinkers. Their driving forces of rational and reason shifted the religious temperament of the elite from “enthusiasts” to intellectuals. “They argued that there was no divine standard of morality, no afterlife to divert humanity from worldly concerns” (The Western Experience, pg. 657). They were radicals who sought to displace the authority of religion. Driven by reason, enlightenment thinkers naturally opposed superstition and attempted to replace religious mysticism with philosophical standards and scientific formulations....   [tags: essays research papers] 666 words
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Nietzsche's Critique of Religion - Nietzsche's critique of religion is largely based on his critique of Christianity. Nietzsche says that in modern Europe, people are atheistic, even though they don't realise it. People who say they are religious aren't really and those who say they have moved on haven't actually moved on. Certain people in society retain features of Christianity. For example, socialists still believe in equality in all people. Others still have pity for the poor and needy etc. Nietzsche dislikes religion especially Christianity because it encourages and promotes slave morality....   [tags: Nietzsche's Critique of Christianity] 1196 words
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Michelangelo and Renaissance Religion - Michelangelo and Renaissance Religion Michelangelo Buonarroti lived in a time when the medieval aspects of Christianity were overwhelmed by the upheaval of the Reformation. His art portrays this change in religious philosophy by discerning the major trends and objectives of the Renaissance. "His works show us...the changing world around him" (Richmond 4). In addition, Michelangelo seriously impacted generations of artists to come. "The Renaissance was a rebirth that led to new ways of thinking in the sciences, philosophy, and architecture, as well as painting and sculpture" (Spence 6)....   [tags: Papers] 1137 words
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