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Philosophy of the Mind

- Philosophy of Mind One can say or try and dissect the brain and try to figure what’s going on inside of it and that’s what Philophers today try to do that. Why is that why must the brain be dissected. This question is raised for the simple fact that Philophers really want to know why whats going on the human brain. This can also go back to “knowing” and believing in something. We will also take a look into emotion with a emphisis on facil expressions. Reading the human face could be a difficult task....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The And Philosophy Of The 19th Century Philosophy

- ... He pulled this belief from several facts including that “the idea that the soul dies came from the Epicureans; the denial of the resurrection of the body is traced to all the schools of philosophers in general; the notion of the equality of matter with God springs from the teaching of Zeno” ² therefore philosophers arguments and theories were that of heretics. It was not until a more “open minded” Christian, Augustine of Hippo, began to relate faith and philosophy that people were shown how much they could truly correlate in peace....   [tags: Religion, God, Philosophy, Metaphysics]

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Value of Philosophy

- Philosophy is the study of examining and thinking about questionable ethical problems and/or generally accepted certainties. Philosophy aims at knowledge that combines a variety of academic fields as well as convictions, prejudices and beliefs. What is Russell’s essay about. Present Russell’s position in your own words. Bertrand Russell’s essay addresses many issues concerning philosophy. In the writing, he states philosophy’s nature, value, and criticisms. The essay explains these aspects of the study of philosophy in relatively different ways....   [tags: philosophy]

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Writing in Philosophy

- Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians once sang that "philosophy is a walk on the slippery rocks." While philosophy may be a tricky subject to grasp, full of seemingly unanswerable questions and paradoxes, writing in philosophy is pretty much the same as any other academic writing done in college. Philosophy papers still revolve around a thesis, still rely on evidence and logic to prove their theses, and are still written to show students' understandings or to gain new understandings just like any other academic paper....   [tags: Philosophy]

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My Philosophy And Philosophy Of Education

- ... It very much fits into the idea of ethical teaching by preparing students to be respectful, responsible, safe and caring individuals. These characteristics will continue to have a positive impact on society when students grow up. The next philosophy I scored high in was progressive. This is why I made a strong connection to John Dewey’s teachings and their relevance to education today. He felt socialization of children was an important job and “that every teacher should realize the dignity of his calling; that he is a social servant set apart for the maintenance of proper social order and securing of the right social growth” (p.32)....   [tags: Education, School, Teacher, Philosophy]

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History of Philosophy

- Until now, I have simply accepted education as it has been presented me, blind to fact that there was any kind of well developed philosophy behind it. After being introduced to the main educational philosophies, perennialism, essentialism, progressivism and social resconstructionism, I have had the opportunity to decide for myself which ones I believe in and why. I must agree with Thomas Locke that we are born into this world a blank slate. Living in such an affluent society, education in America is provided and required of all citizens....   [tags: philosophy]

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The Absolute and the Dialectic in the Philosophy of Hegel

- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was born in August 27, 1770; Hegel had three siblings, his parents brought him into a family of Protestant Pietism. Hegel was very close to his sister, Christiane, she was mentally ill and Hegel was worried about her mental state so he made different forms of psychiatry to help her using dialectic. Hegel was a philosophy and theology student from1788–1793, as a student he made friends with other peers such as Friedrich Von Schelling and Friedrich Hegel; two famous German figures in the 19th century....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Philosophy of Ethics

- The word “ethics” comes from Greek ethikas meaning character. Today, we use ethics to describe the normative standard of behavior. The history of philosophical ethics has been broken up into five rational methods: Virtue, Traditional, Modern, and Post-Modern Ethics. Within these periods, the philosophy of ethics changed along with the changes being made within society. The first rational method is Virtue Ethics. The major philosophers during this period were materialists such as Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, and Plutarch....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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Philosophy for Dummies

- Thomas V. Morris, also known as Tom Morris an American philosopher and his book Philosophy for Dummies go to talk about the meaning of life and what it surrounds it. It first is something that starts out being very large and broad to becoming condensed and more concise. He helps to introduce first is the idea of existential questions that are on the basis of how we exist in our world today. After reading Morris he tends to approach the meaning of life in a way that we examine the nature of meaning....   [tags: Philosophy]

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An Examination of the Philosophy of Marx and Engels

- During the peak of the Cold War, particularly during the 1950s, communists and communism were constituted the hobgoblins that haunted Western consciousness and anyone professing positive opinions towards the political philosophies of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels were immediately tarred with the communist brush and viewed with suspicion and censure. Nevertheless, the philosophy of historical materialism that both Engels and Marx espoused became very influential to the thought of the Western world, in addition to inspiring the revolutions that shook Russia and China....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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The Philosophy Of Teaching Philosophy

- ... In addition, I want my students to be well‐trained in critical thinking, problem‐solving ability, questioning, and extending knowledge. I take it very personally that my students have the best learning experiences as an Ivy Tech student. In turn, they will be better‐prepared and develop more quickly as deep thinkers and will connect their learning experience with their life experience. For these reasons, I am constantly rethinking and reworking my teaching methods by paying close attention to best practices for the best interest of my students....   [tags: Philosophy, Plato, Education]

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Kant 's Philosophy And Philosophy

- ... Kant points to the human capacity for reason as an indication of the importance of good will, arguing that its very existence cannot be for the purpose of mere survival or even pleasure, since instinct serves these functions better than reason can do, since reason brings with it the capacity for envy, dissatisfaction, and unhelpful interference with instinctive self-protection. Instead, Kant concludes that the purpose of reason is to direct the will in a way that leads it to be truly good. Such a good will, making decisions for the sake of their own rightness rather than in pursuit of self-interest, are connected to the idea of duty (63-64)....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Morality, Philosophy]

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Aristotle 's Philosophy And Philosophy

- A distinguished historian of philosophy once referred to Aristotle as “the greatest mind produced by the Greeks”. Aristotle performed some of the greatest scientific advances in the fields of biology, psychology zoology and philosophy to name a few. Aristotle’s most notable work in the philosophy was his study on logic. He almost singlehandedly created a foundation for the study of logic that is still viable to this day. While logic is the science of correct reasoning, it is not strictly limited to debate and creating arguments....   [tags: Logic, Aristotle, Rhetoric, Philosophy]

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A Cautionary Analysis of Transhumanist Philosophy

- In many popular science fiction novels, people can read about a future full of fantastic gadgets, advanced artificial intelligences, and superhuman cyborgs. Although some of these things may seem far-fetched, with recent scientific advancements, it may soon be possible for people to enjoy some the amazing technologies that they read about, such as life-extension therapies or cybernetic implants. A new philosophy known as Transhumanism has emerged in response to these innovations and has embraced this vision of a death-free future populated by enhanced posthumans....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Individual Being in Hegel's Philosophy

- The only similarity between Marx and Kierkegaard – beyond disagreeing with Hegel – is they both find Hegel to be apathetic. As Kierkegaard summarized in Either/Or, and as Marx exemplifies in his many writings, either one is to resign themselves to inaction for the greater good or one commits to action regardless of the consequences. Hegel, they argue, commits himself to the former. He resigns himself to universal ethics, acting on the greater good at the expense of the individual. Here, Kierkegaard and Marx swerve away from Hegel....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Philosophy of John Locke

- Johnathan Robert’s life has been characterized by a keen ability to self teach. At two years old, he suffered an accident that broke his femur. Within weeks of his caste being removed, he relearned the skill of walking. At no older than six years old Johnathan had received numerous ear surgeries yet refused to allow his speech to reflect any of his hearing loss. By the age of seven, he had effectively taught himself how to read and write. According to the philosophy of John Locke, Johnathan’s knowledge did not come from innate ideas or principles, but rather from experiences and sensations....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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Montesquieu's Greatest Mark on Philosophy

- Doubtless, if Montesquieu were forced to choose a favorite mathematical formula, he would pick the average function. For even among the great thinkers of the French Enlightenment, the baron de Montesquieu stands out as an especially impassioned advocate for moderation. Montesquieu, of course, left his greatest mark on the philosophy of the governance through his great work The Spirit of the Laws. Though certainly his earlier work The Persian Letters sowed the seeds of many of the ideas featured in his chef d’œuvre....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Kant 's Philosophy And Philosophy

- ... If I am to make good choices and actions though, I am seen as a morally good person. He states that we have no control in how or where our actions will take us. With no control over our consequences, there is no morality. On the other hand though, he states that what we do have full control over, is our actions and the choices we make. This ethical theory could also be known as the deontological ethical theory, where actions rule all. Although his theory seems rather correct, there are flaws to what he believes and Kant himself, could see it....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Philosophy]

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Educational Philosophy and Idealism

- To fully comprehend the general idea of this topic we must define primarily what educational philosophy and idealism is. To begin education philosophy may be defined as, “general philosophy being applied to education as a specific area of human endeavor.” (Knight, 2006) Moreover, idealism may be classified as the philosophical theory that maintains that the ultimate nature of reality is based on mind or ideas. It holds that the so-called external or "real world" is inseparable from mind, consciousness, or perception....   [tags: philosophy]

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Socrates Changed Philosophy Forever

- Socrates theories move away from the previous pre-Socratic philosophers mainly because his goal and answers he wanted were the meaning of mortality and society. Socrates was born in the Greek city of Athens in 470 BC. His mother Phaenarete was a well loved midwife and his father Sophroniscus was a stone mason by trade. It is said that Socrates married Xanthippe, a woman known for her shrewish demeanor. The couple went on and had three sons; Lamprocles, Sophroniscus and Menexenus. Many scholars believe that Socrates earned his living as a stone mason and then later on abandoned this trade to pursue enlightenment....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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Branches of Philosophy: Epistemology, Metaphysics and Ethics

- Philosophy is the careful study if the states of, validity, existence, and conduct. It comes from the Greek word, philosophia, which translates into “the love of wisdom”. Philosophy encompasses a vast range of topics and ever person, place, thing, and idea has its roots embedded in it. For the purpose of this paper, I will be only covering the branches of epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics. These branches serve as the building blocks for studying and teaching philosophy. While examining these building blocks, I will argue why philosophy should be studied....   [tags: philosophy]

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The Outbreak of Natural Philosophy from Religion

- The Outbreak of Natural philosophy from Religion Science was not as prominent as it is now before, some people rejected science and all it had to offer for a long time. This was primarily because of the fact that people did not want to change their belief, not only theirs but their previous generations had believed in this also. This religious dogma they had believed in all their life, it was not until about the scientific revolution in the 16th century that science was widely accepted by all....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Descartes Six Meditations on First Philosophy

- Throughout the six meditations on First Philosophy, French philosopher Rene Descartes seeks to find a concrete foundation for the basis of science, one which he states can only include certain and unquestionable beliefs. Anything less concrete, he argues will be exposed to the external world and to opposition by philosophical sceptics. The sense of the Cartesian reform is the imposition of a new method of thinking. Descartes’ method to begin with is reductive, removing all knowledge acquired without control, to become analytical, putting forward any knowledge in a process of division to present simple elements, those which are clear and distinct....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Philosophy Paper #1: Personal Identity

- Philosophy Paper #1: Personal Identity What is personal identity. This question has been asked and debated by philosophers for centuries. The problem of personal identity is determining what conditions and qualities are necessary and sufficient for a person to exist as the same being at one time as another. Some think personal identity is physical, taking a materialistic perspective believing that bodily continuity or physicality is what makes a person a person with the view that even mental things are caused by some kind of physical occurrence....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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Philosophy vs. Science

- Since ancient times, humans have always searched for truth to uncover the hidden mysteries of the world and slake their curiosity. From mystic to theological, from scientific to deductive, these have run the gamut of possible approaches. As time went on, this search developed into a more systematized procedure, with forms of research formed mainly into the studies we know today as science and philosophy. Many intellectuals answer the siren call of one or the other, and with reason, as these different patrons of truth vary from and bear semblance to each other in manifold ways that may appeal to certain people....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Plato's Education Philosophy

- Plato was born into an aristocratic Greek family between 428–427 BC. At the age of twenty he became a disciple of the philosopher Socrates. Socrates continued to be an enormous influence on Plato throughout his life. Plato was an idealist and believed that everything that we see in this world is a less accurate representation of what its true form should be. He believed in a world of unchanging and unrelated forms that corresponded to universal definitions. This belief led to his theory of forms and became an essential part of his philosophy....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Emerson’s Unifying Philosophy

- Throughout human existence, scholars have earnestly pursued knowledge and the attainment of truth. Historical figures such as Plato, Descartes, and Emerson sought answers to daunting questions of: ‘What is truth. What is reality. How is wisdom acquired?’ Many scholars believe these philosophers presented conflicting viewpoints: Plato encouraging skepticism among all previous historical, cultural, and personal perspectives, biases, and assumptions; Descartes questioning definitions of reality and his very existence; Emerson encouraging self-trust and confidence one’s ideals, opinions, and convictions....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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Emerson’s Unifying Philosophy

- Throughout human existence, scholars have earnestly pursued knowledge and the attainment of truth. Historical figures such as Plato, Descartes, and Emerson sought answers to daunting questions of: ‘What is truth?’; ‘What is reality?’; ‘How is wisdom acquired?’ Many scholars believe these philosophers presented conflicting viewpoints: Plato encouraging skepticism among all previous historical, cultural, and personal perspectives; Descartes questioning definitions of reality and his very existence; Emerson encouraging self-trust and confidence in one’s ideals, opinions, and convictions....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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The Philosophy of Existentialism

- ‘The most dangerous follower is he whose defection would destroy the whole party: that is to say, the best follower.’ – Friedrich Nietzsche Being recognizable and distinctive nowadays is something most individuals seek after. To become important or standing out in any community is not something today’s individuals have created or whatsoever. Ever since the twentieth century and even before, that belief and eagerness to prove your existence has been noticeably present. Not only between common people has this been there, also philosophers had sincerely thought about that humanly keenness to prove that one is different and essential, and tried to philosophically explain it....   [tags: Philosophy, Nietzsche, Socrates]

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Philosophy Should Be Included in a University Student's Coursework

- When a student goes through the state of California’s University system, the student is encouraged to take many different courses of broadly ranged material including courses dealing with philosophy. Some individuals argue that studying and reading philosophy is a waste of a student’s time and has little value to the student and his/her education. Though this argument shows valid concerns for a university student’s education, it is more beneficial for a student to take courses dealing with philosophy because these courses teach students how to think logically and critically....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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Political Philosophy And Political Obligation

- ... The author concludes that without an evaluation on the centrality thesis, the meaning of this thesis will lack validity. This is true because the author states that both those who say the question of political philosophy and political obligation is based off of one question and those who oppose by saying that a whole cluster of distinct questions are needed are both logically correct. Part two examines the western political philosopher’s suggestion that the question on political philosophy has been adopted by them as their central question....   [tags: Political philosophy, Philosophy, Law]

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Philosophy on Education

- Philosophy on Education Education what is it. Is it only, how it is defined, as the imparting and acquiring of knowledge through teaching and learning. Is education only something you receive in a school. Education to me begins at birth; a journey that has begun, as you experience new things you learn and grow mentally and emotionally. By the time a child begins school they have learned a multitude of things which include a number of things like walking, speaking, listening this is just the beginning of their learning career....   [tags: philosophy of Education]

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My Life, My Fantasy, My Philosophy

- My Life, My Fantasy, My Philosophy - Descartes' Fourth Meditation, Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, Sir Francis Bacon's The Four Idols, and Walt Disney Every day is a process of discovery, and I have stumbled upon one about myself: I am a hypocrite; I live in a world of hypocrites, and here, on this earth, lies not one soul who can live happily otherwise. We have developed a defense mechanism against all that is unknown in this world and acquired a false sense of security of having control and actually knowing how it is that this world works....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Philosophy Final

- 1. Choose two of the philosophers we've read and compare them on one idea that is most important to you. a. Clearly explain the idea using references to the text. b. Show that each of these philosophers agrees on this particular idea ( e.g., each of these philosophers agrees that...use references from the text to show that this is so ). Do you agree with the view the philosophers put forward. Why, or why not. The two philosophers I have chosen are Kant and Thoreau and Transcendentalism. Transcendentalism is defined by the Webster’s Dictionary as: a philosophy that emphasizes the a priori conditions of knowledge and experience or the unknowable character of ultimate reality or that emphasize...   [tags: Philosophy ]

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Philosophy Rejected

- Philosophy is an interesting pursuit. It causes us to search for truth, ethics and ask the question “why?” more often than we would otherwise. However, I have found that philosophy itself rather distracting. It leads to false answers to what might sometimes be false questions. It leads to radically held beliefs that can be destructive, difficult to understand, and often contrary to reality. Worst of all, it often answers questions that we as humans have no business answering with any certainty. I don't believe that philosophy itself is bad, however I do believe that we need to look at it much more pessimistically than most perspectives allow....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Philosophy Q&A

- Question: Assess the influence of classical liberal political philosophy upon the structure and function of the present day Canadian Government. Thesis: Classical Liberalism, started by John Locke, and continued by philosophers such as Jean-Jacque Rousseau, Montesquieu, Jeremy Bentham, and John Stuart Mill were passed through Britain’s Government into the Canadian Government, who has been influenced by all of the philosophers mentioned. Argument/Analysis: POV#1: John Locke’s preference of Monarchies influenced the Canadian Governments structure....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Philosophy Q&A

- 1. Essay 1: Are you someone who wonders if life’s practical side is only half of what makes life worth living. May 21, 2010 According to Bertrand Russell, the practical man is one who is primarily concerned with meeting immediate needs, doesn’t recognize the need for mental nourishment, and whose ideas are simply a product of the environment he lives in. In contrast, the philosophical man is primarily concerned with things of the mind, with finding and contemplating questions of much greater significance, whose views are formed intentionally after careful consideration....   [tags: Philosophy]

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My Philosophy of Education

- As an educator we all struggle with philosophy and where to go from there once we decide what our set of beliefs are. Once we put our philosophy in place, we then struggle with changing our philosophy. I believe that philosophies can be always changing any given situation and in order for growth as an educator we have to be aware of the situations that can change our philosophy, as well as being true to our core beliefs. However, in order for this to happen we must understand what philosophy is, and what it is not and how it fall in line with ideology and theories....   [tags: Educational Philosophy]

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My Philosophy of Education

- Becoming a teacher was not something I always knew I wanted. As I approached an age where I really started considering what I would like to do for a career I only knew that I did not want to work in an office behind a desk all day. I wanted a job that would be interactive, challenging and exciting. I also knew I wanted a job that would be important and would somehow contribute to the world in an important way. I thought being a teacher; particularly a teacher in the primary levels would fulfill those hopes and goals assuming I dedicate myself to becoming an effective teacher who has a positive influence on the lives of my students....   [tags: Philosophy, Education, ]

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The Problems Of Philosophy By Bertrand Russell

- Philosophy ZhouyunGu The word “philosophy” comes from the Ancient Greek word “philosophia”, which means “love of wisdom.” In history, there were thousands and hundreds of philosophers in the world, such as John Locke, George Berkeley. etc. However, why do those people to learn philosophy. Is it worth our time to study it and why. A philosopher named Bertrand Russell shows his answers in chapter XV of his book “The Problems of Philosophy”. He states that philosophy is worth to spend our time to learn it because philosophy can help people learn new knowledge, find new sciences, frees people’s mind and give them pleasure, affect how people think and react what happen to them....   [tags: Philosophy, Psychology, Bertrand Russell]

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Jean-Paul Sartre’s Philosophy: Radical Freedom and Responsibility

- “We are left alone, without excuse. This is what I mean when I say that man is condemned to be free” (Sartre 32). Radical freedom and responsibility is the central notion of Jean-Paul Sartre’s philosophy. However, Sartre himself raises objections about his philosophy, but he overcomes these obvious objections. In this paper I will argue that man creates their own essence through their choices and that our values and choices are important because they allow man to be free and create their own existence....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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The Value Of Philosophy By Bertrand Russell

- Bertrand Russell explains in his article that the value of philosophy is not in the definite answers, but in the questions and possibilities that it raises. He states that “The value of philosophy is, in fact, to be sought largely in its very uncertainty.” This can relate to the Milesians, the answers they came up with weren’t important, but the process used to get them. He says that the more we practice philosophy the more we begin to question everyday things in our life, and we come to find that the answers are only bigger questions....   [tags: Philosophy, Plato, Epistemology, Logic]

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Statement of Educational Goals and Philosophy

- As a nation, the United States is very focused on education. It is viewed as one of the most important aspects in life. Teachers are not only educators, but they also set the goal for each life of the students they touch. If teachers did not exist, society, jobs, technology and everything else would not exist. We would be nothing but cavemen still drawing on the walls of caves. Teachers are not only educators, but parents and providers. They provide love to each student they come by, and provide them with the knowledge that is needed to succeed in life....   [tags: teaching goals, teaching philosophy]

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The Moral Philosophy Of Moral Knowledge

- Philosophers Moral Expertise: Useful Applications QUALIFIED moral philosophers do indeed (to a limited extent) possess a level of moral expertise. This applies to any individuals who have devoted exhaustive time to specific subjects; in hopes to solve the problems faced by the world as a whole (the main focus here will be associated with medicine). Especially when compared to individuals who do not concern themselves with the practice of philosophy and therefore, lack such expertise knowledge. The expertise emphasized, leads to basic morals that prompt answers to ethically controversial subjects....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Philosophy, Religion]

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The Relevance of Philosophy in Every Day Life

- The entire world does not exist; everything people knew was not real, and humans are nothing but an electromagnetic pulse. In other words, we might be living in a mind of another superior, and practically do not necessarily exist. It is metaphysics, a branch of philosophy that people ponder upon. As obscure it might seem, philosophy does apply to everyday practical life and it does not only deal with existential queries. Philosophies’ relevance to life can be seen in many aspects, from our general everyday knowledge, to the questions of right and wrong, and even stemming to the whole structure of society itself....   [tags: metaphysics, philosophy]

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Plato 's View Of Philosophy

- As Aristotle was one of Plato’s most devoted and bright students, it is interesting to examine the ways in which his Lyceum resembles as well as rivals Plato’s Academy. These two philosophers and their teaching practices became models for schools across Western Europe. Approximately twenty-three centuries later, the lasting impressions and continuous influences these two educators and their schools have on today’s society are remarkable. Founded in 387 BC, upon Plato’s return to Athens, Plato’s Academy became the most famous educative institution in Greece and a model for universities across Europe....   [tags: Education, Scientific method, Philosophy]

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Sartre 's Philosophy Of Existence

- ... I believe that at the moment before doing the killing, the killer does have a choice of either killing or not killing. I don’t believe that anyone has the power to take away that choice. Therefore, if he kills, it’s his choice, and thus, his responsibility. He can’t blame it to “God” or to anyone rather than himself. Sartre also mentions this idea as in “we are condemned to be free”. We have freedom to choose our choices, however, we’re condemned to hold the responsibility for our choices. Not that all Christians ignore the theory of existentialism....   [tags: Existentialism, Philosophy of life, Ontology]

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Mills and Kant Moral Philosophy

- Another motive for action is when something is done in accordance to duty, and actually wants to do it – this is also called immediate inclination. An example of this principle would be a man who is happily married. However, at the office, there is an attractive new intern that constantly hits on him. He does find the intern to be physically attractive but does not actually desire to be with her. He reflects that he could indeed have an affair with this intern if he wanted to but he wont in a million years because he is extremely happy with his wife....   [tags: marriage, happiness, philosophy]

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Plato And Aristotle 's Philosophy

- Emmanuel Marsh Professor Wiener POL. SCI 204 During the fourth century BC, Athens two most influential thinkers of all time had emerged, Plato and Aristotle. Socrates, a great influential philosopher who influence his pupil such as Plato, through his teachings. Plato, then became the teacher of Aristotle, who although was a long term follower, found fault in Plato`s theories. In fact, Aristotle became a great critic of his teacher. Despite his criticism, Aristotle was influenced by Plato and in so their works are easily comparable, however, some aspect of their philosophy can be contradictive....   [tags: Philosophy, Plato, Truth, Logic]

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The Philosophy Of Absolute Sovereignty

- ... Its in this state of nature that men rely on their strength in order to survive and will use any means to survival. Which I believe is true because if men were naturally good and capable of living in harmony with one another then they would have never been a reason for government to exist. Hobbes then express this idea that in this state of nature everyone man has the right to every thing and as long as this natural right exist there is no security to any man. Therefore in the state of nature they’re no divine rights as everyone has a right to take what is yours....   [tags: Political philosophy, State of nature]

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The Trail of Socrates and the development of Western Philosophy

- THESIS STATEMENT Socrates was accused of corrupting the youth of Athens and sentenced to die for his beliefs. He accepted this punishment because he truly thought what he believed was right. PURPOSE STATEMENT By conducting research and examining various sources, The trail of Socrates proved to be an important part in history, impacting the development of Western Philosophy and allowing the beliefs of Socrates to live on to this day. INTRODUCTION “The death of Socrates has had a huge and almost continuous impact on western culture” (Wilson 1)....   [tags: Philosophy, Athens]

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Ethics and Morality in Philosophy

- Morality has always been an unacknowledged and crucial role in defining ethics. Principles tend to be a virtue that applies only within society and can be distinguished from law, religion, or ethics. Morality in its defining sense can be different from each other, depending on the foundations of the society that claim their morality. Different societies have a different sense of what their moral priority would be like. Their morality can be based on purity and honesty when others concerned with practices....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Philosophy, ]

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Philosophy’s Relevance to Everyday Society

- Imagine for a second.The entire world does not exist, everything people know is not real, and humans are nothing but an electromagnetic pulse. In other words, we live in the mind of another superior, and practically do not exist. We are the figment of our own imagination. This branch of philosophy is known as metaphysics, the branch of philosophy that people ponder upon our very own existence. As obscure as it might seem, philosophy not only deals with existential queries, but it can also apply to everyday practical life....   [tags: philosophy, metaphysics]

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Nussbaum’s View of Philosophy

- Nussbaum’s main point is that philosophy should not only be used by elite philosophers, but should be made available to the general public. Philosophy has many more uses than just “intellectual/academic exercise” (Soccio). Philosophy is not just exercise, but a way of life where you can incorporate both reason and emotion. Nussbaum alludes to the fact that philosophy’s unique skills are meant to help us express our experiences, situations, or emotions in a way that releases some of the unhappiness we obtain from them thereby guiding us towards better lives (Soccio)....   [tags: elite philosophy, emotion, reason]

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Modern Philosophy : Morality And Morality

- ... After the examination of said ideas, I hope to show that Nietzsche’s worries are well warranted and especially relevant to modern society today. Positive Morality In his investigations of “many subtler and coarser moralities” throughout history, Nietzsche concludes that morality can be categorized into two different types: master morality (i.e. positive morality) and slave morality (i.e. negative morality). Nietzsche considers the nobles (i.e. the aristocracy) to be the origin of master morality, which is a morality of self-glorification....   [tags: Philosophy, Meaning of life, Friedrich Nietzsche]

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Philosophy of Music Education

- One thing that defines us as human beings is our ability to pass knowledge from generation to generation. My role as educator is to encourage this passing of knowledge while equipping students with the desire to continue this tradition. This process encourages students to better themselves through learning, so in turn they may better their families, communities and the world. Education empowers individuals to positively impact their own future by constantly progressing forward. This characteristic of education ensures that it is never stagnant and never regressing....   [tags: Philosophy of Education, Music, Education, ]

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I Am A Philosophy Class

- ... For me, the most challenging section of a reading to grasp was the Allegory of the Cave. The most challenging philosopher as a whole to understand was Immanuel Kant. Thanks to our discussions, I feel like I really grasped the main concepts from both Immanuel Kant and the Allegory of the Cave. I found it interesting that even though Kant’s ideas were the most challenging for me to interpret, I felt that he had the best ideas out of the philosophers we examined. The philosopher that I disliked the most was Saint Anselm....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Philosophy, Categorical imperative]

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The Philosophy Of Religion By Chad Meister

- ... I will evaluate Meister’s argument using Christianity, digging deep, grasping whether or not a person needs to connect their religious beliefs to the scientific evidence enable to truly follow the religion. And if they do, understand ways they can interpret the two. One of the obvious conflicts when evaluating religion and science is the fact that science believes they have proven time and time again that evolution theory is evident in history. Religions always have a creation story, in Christianity God created the heaven and the earth....   [tags: Religion, Faith, Philosophy of religion, Human]

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Personal Philosophy of Supervision

- Personal Philosophy of Supervision Beliefs and Philosophy School administrators are important in setting the path for a successful school (Glickman, et al., 2014). The principals could play a dynamic leadership depending on how they exercise their beliefs of the organizational and social environment (McNair, 2011). The principals are the primary facilitators for developing the foundations in learning that will last, to manage the student’s performance at schools, and seeking the improvement at school that will cause great impacts in school‘s education (Gordon,1989)....   [tags: Philosophy, School Administration, Schools]

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The Concept Of Philosophy And Justice

- ... A system that involves the majority of society’s input is important, so accountability can take place and the majority rule. It becomes another justice issue in itself if one person decides what is just and the majority of society disagrees and cannot voice it. A healthy society runs on a democratic system, in order to remain peaceful. According to C.B. Gray, “In brief, rules of law are facts, not values. This does not mean that legal rules can be ignored; they must be, and are, taken into account in every case because they form part of the topography of the case” (Gray 1999)....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Justice, Political philosophy]

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My Philosophy of Education

- My philosophy on education is that all students should receive the most uplifting educational experience. I want to change a student’s spirit towards all aspects of their school and curriculum. Creating a sense of pride in themselves and where they attend school is a crucial element in their interest in education. A student should be allowed to form their own opinions, instead of conforming to the ideas of their teacher. This will be accomplished by allowing the students to take charge of their learning so that it will hold some significance to them....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Essays]

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Ethics, Philosophy, And Value Theory

- ... For example: "Joe has good ethics." It may also be used to characterize the questions of right-conduct in some specific sphere, even when such right-conduct is not examined philosophically: "business ethics," or "the ethics of child-rearing" may refer, but need not refer, to a philosophical examination of such issues. Philosophical ethics, or "ethical theory," is not the exclusive use of the term "ethics" in English. Meta-ethics Meta-ethics asks how we understand, know about, and what we mean when we talk about what is right and what is wrong....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Philosophy, Meta-ethics]

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Aristotle's Philosophy on Purpose

- Aristotle, the last of the great Greek philosophers. He roamed Ancient Greece from 384 BC until his death in 323 BC. In this time, he wrote an enormous amount of works, a variety of books from metaphysics to politics and to poetry. His variety is exceptionally impressive. His greatest known works are the Athenian Constitution and Nicomachean Ethics. Aristotle’s works of Ethics explore a vast area of topics. He states, “The goal of the Ethics is to determine how best to achieve happiness.” In order to achieve happiness, one must live a virtuous life, in the mind of Aristotle....   [tags: Aristotle, Philosophy, Purpose, ]

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A Philosophy of the Impersonal

- For a Philosophy of the Impersonal 1. Never more than today is the notion of person the unavoidable reference for all discourses, be they philosophical, political, or juridical in nature, that assert the value of human life as such. Leaving aside differences in ideology as well as specifically staked-out theoretical positions, no one doubts the relevance of the category of person or challenges it as the unexamined and incontrovertible presupposition of every possible perspective. This tacit convergence with regard to the category of person is especially obvious in a hotly debated field like bioethics....   [tags: Philosophy Ethics]

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My Educational Philosophy

- Socrates warned his students over 2000 years ago that the unexamined life is not worth living. (Kreis) This statement, though made so many years ago, mirrors my own beliefs about learning and knowledge acquisition in today’s society. In my own personal philosophy of education, I believe that individuals must continually examine their surroundings and learn from the things they find. I do not believe that just knowing random facts or bits of information is true education. Just as the ancient Greeks believe, I think that education should teach a child to think and learn independently....   [tags: Philosophy of Education]

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Can Science Be Purposeful Without Philosophy?

- ... This quest establishes a standard of evidence, which are geared to provide rational methods of resolving key life conflicts, as well as create techniques for evaluation of arguments and ideas. Philosophy and science are identical in a way since philosophy develops capacity through which we see the world from a perspective of other culture and other individuals. Whereas since enhances our ability to perceive relationships and deepens one sense of the variety and meaning of human experience. Descartes weighs in on the subject, and according to him since “insofar as they borrow their principles from philosophy, one could not have built anything solid upon such unstable foundations....   [tags: Scientific method, Science, Philosophy]

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Difference in the Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle and Their Influence.

- ... He believed that to understand something completely, one needed to have direct experience with it through observing the natural world: One doesn’t need to venture to another world or realm to gain knowledge. Thus, Aristotle rejected Plato’s Theory of Forms (IEP). For Aristotle, the ‘forms’ Plato referred to existed within the imperfect things themselves, rather than existing in some other world. Aristotle’s Theory of Knowledge was grounded on his firm belief in logic and demanded empirical evidence....   [tags: Wisdom, Human Philosophy]

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Philosophy of Death According to Marcus Aurelius

- Marcus Aurelius' book Meditations gives a clear and concise view of what death is and how man should cope with it. There are many factors that Marcus must take into account when he is pondering about death. There is death on a physical plane of existence and there is death on a supernatural plane of existence. How man is related to both of these concepts can differ drastically but both are equally important concepts in man's view of death. The way that man approaches death and how he should view it in life are other factors that also play an important role in Marcus' philosophy of death....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Confucius 's Philosophy On Confucius

- Confucius was first a teacher he studied and did well. “ On reaching the age of 15 I bent my mind to learning”. (Hudson Smith ,World Religions 155). Confucius was also a tutor. “He had complete confidence in his ability to reorder society. (155). Confucius believed you should “enrich and then educate”. (Smith pg. 155). Confucius went state to state teaching people giving advice to their leaders. Confucius failed as a politician but was successful as a teacher. In China he is known as the mentor to many, Confucius believed there were four things to a profound person....   [tags: Taoism, Chinese philosophy, Tao Te Ching, Laozi]

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The Origins of Philosophy

- About 25 centuries ago, the first Greek Philosopher Thales of Miletus (624-560 B.C.) replaced mythology with a set of theories that constituted a more systematic and realistic view of nature. Empirical propositions based to some extent on observations about the world were characteristic of Thales' "Ionic Natural Philosophy", and provided the first clues to how a physical system might be modeled. This genesis of scientific conjecture was for Thales the search for knowledge; the development of the scientific method; the adoption of practical methods, and their development into general utilitarian principles....   [tags: greek philosphy, informative]

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My Personal Philosophy of Special Education

- My personal philosophy of special education drives not from teaching in the field, but from, observations, and personal experience, and the workshops I attended. I have had the opportunity to work with individuals with special needs in many different settings, all this help cultivate my knowledge in handling the needs of the special needed student. Special needs students have the ability to learn, to function, to grow, and most importantly to succeed. The difference comes into how they learn or how they need to be taught....   [tags: Special Education Philosophy ]

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Plato 's Philosophy On Human Nature

- ... I become more motivated to not become this person because I view this person as a negative or a person with bad traits, so I do not end up in a similar situation. I think so much deeper about why I like the things I do because of what I have learned from Plato’s theories. Aristotle, which was a student of Plato is another philosopher, I found interesting because his theory on happiness relates to my daily life. His philosophical theory was very simple and he wanted to teach people how to be happy....   [tags: Philosophy, Ethics, Plato, Happiness]

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Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy

- In Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes does and experiment with wax to try to prove that things actually exist in this world. This essay is going to prove how we can tell that things actually exist and what can perceive the wax. Rene Descartes starts off with a description of the wax so he can prove to us the changes that will happen throughout his experiment. “Let us take, for instance, this piece of wax. It has been taken quite recently from the honeycomb; it has not yet lost all the honey flavor....   [tags: meditation on first philosophy]

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Philosophy of Education- Written from a Teacher's Perspective

- A person’s philosophy of education shapes what one thinks about education, how one delivers what he thinks and why one thinks the way he does about education. My experience as a teacher and guidance officer has led one to think about education and develop a philosophy that centers on the learner. I believe that education is preparing the learner for life and not just life – but a well-balanced, well-adjusted life. I also believe that students should be able to cope with and deal with life’s challenges, they must have a purpose to life, a code for right and wrong, a passion to fight against injustices and at the same time appreciate beauty, the aesthetics and traditions....   [tags: Philosophy Education]

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Commentary on Nietzche´s Philosophy about God and Humanity

- In this essay we will embrace Nietzsche’s philosophy for the sake of the fact that he proposed that God is dead, life is worthless, and fate ultimately surpasses faith. In the end, he provided for many, an alternative philosophy of life that became life affirming. On the other end, the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche has many diversions, for a countless number of reasons. Undoubtedly, most of those in disagreement to Nietzsche’s philosophy base their objections on a misperceived threat to their unwavering doctrine of religious faith....   [tags: Philosophy, Symbols]

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Life is a Game: Thomas V. Morris's "Philosophy for Dummies"

- Thomas V. Morris, also known as Tom Morri an American philosopher, and his book Philosophy for Dummies goes to talk about the meaning of life and what it surrounds it. It first is something that starts out being very large and broad to becoming condensed and more concise. He helps to introduce first is the idea of existential questions that are on the basis of how we exsist in our world today. After reading Morris he tends to approach the meaning of life in a way that we examine the nature of meaning....   [tags: Thomas Morris, Philosophy for Dummies, Philosophy,]

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My Education Philosophy

- My Educational philosophy is defined in becoming a teacher as a set of ideas and beliefs about education that guide the professional behavior of educators. Also included in educational philosophy are one’s beliefs about teaching and learning, students, knowledge and what is worth knowing. My five general purposes for philosophy of education are: to set goals of plan, to teach useful and relevant information, be aware of students learning styles, modeling positive cooperative behavior, to look for solutions and to make sure those solutions are working....   [tags: Philosophy Education, teaching, teacher]

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The Importance of Philosophy

- The Importance of Philosophy The question is Philosophy. Why is it important. What makes it important. To answer theses questions you first have to know what philosophy is. Philosophy is defined as: the pursuit of wisdom; a search for a general understanding of values and reality by chiefly speculative rather than observational means. This is the written definition of philosophy, but I think philosophy can’t be defined to just words. It’s more then words. Philosophy to me is an attempt to understand the world....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]

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Teaching Philosophy: Encouragement

- My perspective on teaching is aimed toward giving a greater sense of confidence and self esteem to elementary school children. The purpose of education is to motivate, empower, and prepare students for their future. It is a life-long preparation of making out one’s contributions and capabilities and putting those skills to use. Nonetheless, the purposes of education are varies. The principle changes with age, environment, and the customs of the individual student. The instructions good for one may not be good for another....   [tags: teaching philosophy, career,]

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My Educational Philosophy

- I believe that teaching and learning is both a science and an art, which requires the implementation of already determined rules. Furthermore, I plan to emphasize the personal student’s experiences. In addition, I see learning as the result of internal forces within the individual student. Although, children differ in the way they learn and grow, but know all children can learn. I believe that students’ increased understanding of their own experience is a legitimate form of knowledge. I am concerned with developing the child....   [tags: philosophy Education, teaching, teachers]

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