The introduction of the rule of law is an integral part of state-building. Their importance in state building is to ensure that the actions of both leaders and citizens are controlled.
Since it is in the very nature of men to regard the amount of money/material assets in one's hands reflective of the measure of the concerned individual well-being, it is thoroughly natural for people to [...]
The puzzle is complicated by the later addition of a replica ship being built out of the original parts in the warehouse.
The ideas of presentism can be called rather limited since it is probably not fully correct to look at the world system only from the standpoint of the present time.
The hanging scroll Death of the Historical Buddha is a perfect example of an idiosyncratic subgenre of the nirvana images, which permeated Japanese art in the sixth century after the adoption of Buddhism. The composition [...]
The ideas of Thomas Hobbes concerning the organization of the society are based on the social contract theory and a set of arguments about human nature that majorly contradict the ideas of anarchism.
He determined that the existence of the declared principles on which the fundamental structure of equality is based, as well as the institutions that monitor their observance, is the critical prerequisite for social justice and [...]
Therefore, the original ideas and thoughts of Taoism are believed to have influenced the development of Zen Buddhism in China. This discussion shows clearly that emptiness in Buddhism points to dependent origination as the true [...]
Nevertheless, there appears to have been a phenomenological quality to the development in question, because during the initial phase of Buddhism's expansion into China this concept used to be commonly regarded contradictory to the religion's [...]
To comprehend the connection between Daoism and Buddhism and the possible influence of the former on the latter, it is expected to identify the main concepts of Taoism in Chinese philosophy and culture first.
In the frames of this research on leadership as a practice, it is impossible to clarify what has been already known, what could be expected, and what lessons could be offered. It is a practice [...]
In order to show how the deductive method based on Descartes' theory of human consciousness looks, it is possible to apply it on the example of a computer to prove that an inanimate organism has [...]
The reason for this is that one's very presence in the company of friends, establishes the objective preconditions for him/her to be willing to engage with these individuals verbally.
After that, it is argued that although Kant's philosophy is "better" in some respects, Mill's moral theory is preferable due to being practically applicable.
The philosophical concepts of the nature of man presented by the author as a part of this narrative reflect the atheistic ideas of the major political movements that were popular at that time in Russia.
To understand the connection established by Aristotle between a good life and a rational one, it is first necessary to discuss the concept of good used in the Nicomachean Ethics.
The issues of proper and timely judgment, sound conclusions, and reaction to the received information can be found in the stories such as A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor and Young [...]
It may be supposed that justice and honesty as the one unqualifiedly moral virtue, could fulfill the role of the fundamental virtue as it can also be noticed in the case of righteousness, the general [...]
Others argue that for some reason, the gender of the child that was delivered is not the one the parents wanted so they get rid of the baby.
The problem of searching for the meaning of life has always been the central topic for the vast majority of people.
This idea is applicable to both the spiritual and material strivings of a person. The goal setting is the primary aspect of success; it should comply with internal and external factors.
Such an assumption actually sounds reasonable if we reconsider the fact of our very existence and admit that an individual is only a container for the Will, which is the true representation of the human.
Aristotle's meaning of equality is a form of government that is democratically rooted and not aligned to the issue of state and class.
In particular, Muharjee notes that many local communities reacted to the development of globalization by perceiving it as a threat to their authenticity and individuality; in other words, the author pointed out that globalization can [...]
The picture that unfolds before the viewer shatters all conventional notions of nature and challenges the idea of the geological magnitude, offering a new meaning of it.
1 In the context of this essay, we present the concept of self-cultivation as the process of a human being acquiring new knowledge and using the same to inform his/her actions.
The central theme of the article is the idea that living by certain values might be conducive to having a happy and fulfilled life.
The optimal state is the state of acceptance of seemingly opposite things as one: life and death, beginning and end, right and wrong.
The power that ruled America suppressed the minority despite the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 that all slaves had the freedom to enjoy America's citizenship.
Being a jerk means being disrespectful to the needs of other people, and the opinion of Polemarchus proves that it has nothing to do with justice.
Therefore, it is necessary to consider the following questions in the class: What theory of truth should be used by educational researchers?
As such, in order to understand the value of philosophy to the society, it is important to consider what the focus of philosophy as a study is.
Thus, it can be argued that the process of dislodging a scientific paradigm by a new one is congruous with a nonrelativistic approach.
The common agreement among societies and individuals across the world is that death is not a pleasant thing. To begin with, Rogers acknowledges that death is painful and capable of affecting the lives of many [...]
However, even though the recognition of a researcher and an object of their inquiry as interdependent entities has helped to advance human understanding of a wide-range of social and natural phenomena, it is necessary to [...]
For example, in the scenario where a large group of people takes an action that puts a smaller group at a disadvantage in order to address the needs of the larger group, the action in [...]
The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the writings of these three scholars and generate three questions that can be discussed in class.
Hegel, absolute idealism is a political view that there should be an identity of being and thought in order for the human reason to understand the nature of the natural world.
The author goes further to indicate that the frequency of bad or good feelings will not be relevant to the concept of meaning.
Probably the main discursive aspect of Descartes' view on the nature of knowledge is that, according to the philosopher, it is indeed possible for a person to attain a thoroughly adequate understanding of the surrounding [...]
Descartes' perspective on knowledge is based on the concept of "absolute conviction" which can be described as a surety of belief that is so strong that it cannot be destroyed.
In this view, this research paper aims at understanding the Tibetan monks' practice of feeding the remains of one of their own to vultures, upon their demise, based on the Durkheim and Wittgensteinian's approaches to [...]
The political power is an attribute shared by the representatives of different branches of the government which, roughly speaking, gives them the influence on the representatives of the society who have a lower amount of [...]
However, can these theories explain the increasing number of state terrorism, use of torture to counter terrorism, and curtailing of liberty in the name of counterintelligence? The problem man faced in the state of nature, [...]
The following paper will discuss the relationship between Atman and Brahman in "The Upanishads", observe the tractate's perspective regarding pantheism or panentheism, and explain differences between both higher and lower selves to prove that the [...]
People are not entrusted with the regulation of the country's resources, and they willingly submit their freedom to the government to ensure that a sufficient amount of resources is provided for every person.
From this review, the fourth section of the paper outlines the more compelling view, which is that Kant's vision of a good life is more superior to Mill's vision of the same.
Hume proposes two main concepts in this book: the concept of impressions and the concept of ideas. Surprisingly, this concept of cause and effect closely resembles the modern scientific ideas of cause and effect.
I find it most interesting how human societies tend to come up with the idea of the temporal nature of death due to the cycles of seasons and the day and night that they witnessed [...]
It is important to look at some of the philosophical views and philosophers that supported the concept of faith, science or both.
Self-deception is the nature of moral judgments because relying on a set of rules that is universal for everyone, regardless of how limiting, presupposes the control over the people's actions and the security of the [...]
This feeling is generally communicated just in the name of Leo Strauss' book " Spinoza's Criticism of Creed" as though there was no protection of religion offered by Spinoza and as though it is the [...]
The primary objective of the project is to investigate the aspects of this philosophical approach applied to ethics and use it for analyzing real-life examples of actors operating in professional and business environments.
In my belief, the idea that there is no God because His existence means the absence of freedom is not right.
The philosopher says that every action having place under the influence of the external force is not a free will, which comes from the inner desire and motivation of an individual. Moreover, the movie is [...]
Kant's second formulation encourages people to treat each other with respect and not to make use of each other because a person is to be valued and not the things he or she can do [...]
From this perspective, the relationship between body and mind can be compared to an aircraft and a pilot; although autopilot technologies are advanced, a successful flight is still impossible without the guidance of the human [...]
The researcher concluded that hedonism is wrong in terms of stating that happiness should be viewed as the only valuable thing for people because, in the conducted experiment, people refused to experience pleasures associated with [...]
The Ethan Couch care is one of the most famous recent examples of the use of affluenza defense in criminal court.
This book is about the classical and the present political theories of national sovereignty, which are meant to understand the ways in which states power and their national identity persevere in conjunction with the declines.
In terms of the political philosophers, Locke, Hobbes, and More, they contributed greatly to the development of philosophical thought. He dwelt upon the domains of natural law and the contractual foundations of the state.
The doctrine of determinism explains that all events and person's deeds are regulated by the external agents and not the people's will.
Therefore, to conclusively draw his philosophical views, it is paramount that we take what the characters say to represent Plato's stance and view of the world.
According to the author, the proposed method can offer practical solutions to the nine problems. The book argues that the main disquiet of philosophy is to offer questions and respond to them.
At the same time, our human practicality interferes with our ability to understand and perceive the feelings of others; the core problem is that "each is bound to feel intensely the importance of his own [...]
Thus, the specific approach toward nature, the perception of it as a resource that could be exploited and that is not a part of the society led to the development of capitalism.
In Plato's opinion, because the guardian class would be the judge of the people, there would be no need for laws, and this would make it easier to run the city.
In his understanding, "the soul" is the mind, which is the ability to think, and the conscience, which is the moral principle. According to Socrates, the soul is the owner of the body.
Rene Descartes is one of the main ideologists of the free will and the error inclination of the human intellectual knowledge, and his main idea penetrating all the aspects of his philosophic views is that [...]
We should say that Platos Allegory of the Cave could be used to prove the importance of an examined life and the role a person living according to this principle might play in the community.
One of the branches of his ontological thought was the discussion of the existence of God. The purpose of this paper is review and analyze the arguments Rene Descartes provided to evidence the existence of [...]
Immanuel Kant was largely affected by the death of his mother as he was only 13 years old at the time of her death.
In order to develop a sufficient understanding of what this proposition means, it is necessary to recognize the specifics of the philosopher's approach to philosophy and how it relates to practical life.
First of all, the paper will divide the concepts of freedom and civil society in some of the notions that contribute to their definitions.
In fact, they are quite sharp in their writings; for example, Ch'oe Ikhy n refers to the Japanese as people who "have the face of human beings but the mind of beasts" and repeatedly refers [...]
The work by Robert Owen, "Lectures on the Rational System of Society", is written in the middle of the 19th century."Socialism and Human Nature" is created by Arnold Peterson in the middle of the 20th [...]
The first challenge is to explore and determine the source of the epistemic privilege of an experiment. Parke also observed that simulations are seen to have less impact than experiments on the generation of scientific [...]
Quote: The amanagers of a corporation must take responsibility to fulfil their duties to their stockholders and to the public'. According to this normative theory, the utility can be described as anything that is related [...]
The revolution in science and the appearance of new technologies triggered a new wave of vigorous discussions about the possibility of the creation of a scientific approach that would help to extend the average human [...]
In West, the term "Confucianism" is used to refer to diverse philosophical movements known in the Japanese history as jugaku, which means "the learning of the scholars".
The prisoners in the cave for example, refused to hear anything about the reality outside the cave, and got angry with the prisoner that had seen the reality.
These two thinkers contributed greatly to the development of the movement through the focus on certain basic values and principles as well as the promotion of particular aspects of the overall paradigm.
Although the Platonic view of value has gained much acceptance since its emergence, it has failed to address some of the underlying issues that deter the universality of things and the need for associative rules [...]
The whole world is currently taking a paradigm shift towards trying to find the reason and meaning of life. A perfect philosophical way of life is the philosophy of the three Ls which stand for; [...]
Religion, philosophy, and literature are unique disciplines that pioneer and influence people's lives in contemporary culture, thus enable people to feel and see the reality of life.
I find meaning in my life when I help people that I encounter in my life. This means that life, when a person follows the Christian rules, is full of spirituality and thus meaning.
Since human beings have rationality that is generated from God, they possess natural law that enables them to perceive what is morally acceptable."Aquinas emphasizes that human acts should be based on reason which is intrinsically [...]
Rene Descartes is arguably the father of modern philosophy; he is the one philosopher who is heralded for the introduction of algebra and the connection that lay between algebra and the scholarly subject of geometry.
The Milesian philosophers, Thales and Anaximander, advanced a rational or scientific explanation for the metaphysical elements of the universe that departed from the mytho-poetic reasoning of the time.
Since overcoming the adverse effects of such a phenomenon is beyond the capacity of human beings, the presence of horrendous evil signifies the inconsistency of optimism as a viable, sustainable posture in life and demands [...]
The latter is the most famous saying of Heraclitus that refers to the idea of change as the fundamental essence of the world.
One of his most recognized works is "The Prince," a political treatise of the 16th-century Italy that is known to give the start to a direct conflict between the Catholic Church and scholarly doctrines.
In the Pythagoreanism school of thought, the focus of the thought pattern is the esoteric teachings of mathematical nature to explain different phenomena in life.
Although the principles from Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals can be considered as associated with authoritarian ethics or reflecting other views on humanistic ethics, Kant's work presents a system of ethics that is similar [...]
When speaking on the topic of life, and the importance of vital values for oneself, one cannot avoid mentioning the era of enlightenment and the legendary German philosopher, Immanuel Kant.
With regards to the first point or the first method to prove the existence of God, Aquinas' arguments focused on the concept of causality, so that God is the first cause or the primary mover.
It is imperative to mention that the discussion of the human mind has led to many disagreements among thinkers, and the difference between the theories that they propose is rather significant.
A careful study of his masterpiece entitled, Meditations can lead one to conclude that his concept of the self was the byproduct of the combination of the use of his physical senses, common sense, and [...]
It is the assumption of this paper that Descartes' perspective and the teachings of Buddha on the self are inherently incompatible due to their different perspectives on what constitutes "the self".
Stephen Jay Gould and David Hume are popular in the philosophy of the religious world for their contributions to the existence of a perfect creator based on the design of the creations.