Philosophy

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The history of woman's oppression extends to long before the advent of capitalism. The fact that child bearing and rearing children required many years of care and nurturing and that the average woman was smaller and weaker than the average male; women developed a mutual arrangement with men. Women would allow a man to take care of her economically in exchange for maintaining a home, preparing meals and raising the offspring of their partnership. As society changed from an agricultural to ind

Descartes and Berkeley on Skepticism About the Senses The philosophers Geroge Berkeley and Renee Descartes both had strong opinions on skepticism about the senses. In this paper, I will explain their philosophies and why they are different and then evaluate them. In his Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes suggests that the senses are like a friend who has lied to you once and whom you therefore cannot trust, at least not until you've proven that he or she is not an evil g

Men and women have tried for years to define Philosophy. One particularly interesting attempt was made by Martin Heidegger in the late 8th Century. He is reported as saying to his good friend and lover, Patrick Hurley, "Philosophy is one large search for the being-upon another and one long journey into the being-inside." In this sense, Philosophy is best understand as a search. But a search for what? For what is it a search? What is the search for? These are hard questions. One thing i

By Albo Cruz SOCRATES Do you know who Socrates is? Socrates is a philosopher who did not only have one perspective to ideas or gods, but had to cross examine them, according to the wishes of his God. He taught his philosophy for free but he sang for his supper. In his era people said he was the wisest man of all but he said he was not wise at all. BACKGROUND Socrates was born in Athens, Greece in 469 B.C.E and was sentenced to death there in 399 B.C.E., at the age of 70. His mother w

Various authors have talked about the transcendentalist philosophy, have written many essays, poems, ECT. Transcendentalism is a philosophy that is practiced by few because of its drastic views. It is a difficult task to succeed; many people have found it difficult to go against society. Transcendentalism is a flawed philosophy and is not effective, but it does have a few good points. It is flawed because it contradicts itself and because of its negative views, although it has some points that a

Nihilism is, literally, the belief in nothing. Originally the term was used to attack accused heretics during the middle ages. Over time, however, the term became applied to a particular branch of philosophy, a radical form of skepticism maintaining the nonexistence of any objective basis for truth. From this standpoint they demanded the complete rejection of all established views and institutions, being constructed on a foundation of subjectivity. Meursault, in Camus' "The Stranger," app

The Right Thing To Do, Is not Always The Right Thing To Do Some say that if one completes his/her studies at the University level without analyzing and understanding Machiavelli's work and theories, then that person has not fully utilized the "college experience." Machiavelli, by some, is said to be one of the greatest theorists and philosophers of all time. Most critics argue, '… that he (Machiavelli) is cynical- that he thinks the worst of people rather than the best of th

Socrates : Man of Knowledge Socrates was the most colorful figure in the history of ancient philosophy. His fame was widespread in his own time. Socrates name soon became a household word although he professed no extraordinary wisdom, constructed no philosophical system, established no school, and founded no sect. The Greek philosopher and logician, Socrates, was an important formative influence on Plato and had a profound effect on ancient philosophy. Dear Journal, From what I can reco

Viktor Frankl's Descartesian Search for Meaning In his autobiography "Man's search for Meaning", Viktor Frankl describes his experiences as a prisoner in the Nazi Concentration Camps during World War II. He depicted situations and places that showed little regard for humanity. People were dehumanized through techniques of slave labor, torture and loss of identity through identification numbers. As a whole, people in the camp were treated without regard to their mental or physical well

Civil disobedience and passive resistance was morally superior to all other types of resistance to unjust laws. The philosophy of Mohandas Gandhi did not incite violence and was the safest and best way to resolve and abolish unjust laws. An example of this can be found in the incident at the Dharassana Salt Works, a British factory. The aspects of his philosophy were all peaceful and did not incite violence. The aspects were civil disobedience, live simply and serve others. The most impor