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    Philosophy Of Relativism

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    what others believe, how they define certain actions, traits, and morals, and how their view towards what is just and unjust relates to our own. This fundamental thought process is the foundation of the philosophy of relativism. To the common person, the term relativism encompasses a philosophy that states that what is right and what is wrong is defined based on context, and situation. For example, I may think that using marijuana is wrong because I am entering an industry that forbids the use of

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    Eastern Philosophy

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    tend more towards what we call Eastern Philosophy. Eastern Philosophy may arrive at the same ethical conclusions as Western ones but they tend to take different paths getting there. Still, there are number of Eastern Philosophies as well. Over most in influential Eastern theories of ethics tend to be focused around two cultures, both very different and both very, very ancient. II. HIGHLIGHTS/DISCUSSION According to

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    Rationalism In Philosophy

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    Talking about rationalism requires knowing first what is “Epistemology” or “theory of knowledge? Epistemology is a branch in philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge. Rationalism is an epistemological theory, so rationalism can be interpreted the distinct aspects or parts of the mind that are separate senses. The distinctive aspects can be identified as human abilities to engage in mathematics and intellectual reasoning. The knowledge the distinctive aspects provide is seen as separate from

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    Write an essay on the importance of Plato’s thinking on early medieval philosophy. Philosophy (Philosophia) is simply the love of wisdom. Logic/Ethics/physics= Philosophy. Plato (428BCE-347) was born in Athens and was a student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle. Plato lived in what is widely known as the classical Greek period. Little is known about Plato’s background but he comes from a wealthy family and had a great education. He even served in the military from 409BC-404BC

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    Philosophy is the way of life, the ability to look at what is happening around you and responding to it logically. Philosophy does not change situations but try to better and improve the situation at hand. According to Mastin,(2008) philosophy originated from the Greek word “philosophia” which is made up of two words, “phileo” which means love and “sophia” meaning wisdom. It is also a set of beliefs, norms and values that can guide, instruct and judge the way of doing things. Philosophy of adult

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    EPICUREANISM After Aristotle’s death, philosophy moved in a new direction. A lot of groups helped this new direction to form new ones and one of them is Epicureanism, and it was Epicurus of Samos who founded this philosophy. This philosophy was greatly influenced by Democritus’ atomic theory of nature. Epicurus was a practical philosopher who considered philosophy as the medicine of the soul. His philosophy was based on atomistic materialism that emphasizes the human life’s pleasure. Being the follower

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    Philosophy has been around for more than a thousand years, and it is still relevant up to now. Philosophy, deriving from the Greek words philo and sophos, means love of wisdom. Wisdom is something we apply to ourselves in order to improve our actions and the way we think. Our experiences affects our view on how to approach life. Therefore, having wisdom is essential in our lives. Philosophers have done a lot of contribution, and they have influenced my perspective. Starting with Gautama Buddha 's

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    EXISTENTIALISM OF FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE Throughout his philosophy, Nietzsche describes the activity of creating the self. He writes about freeing oneself from established valuations in order to discover who one is. By clearing the path for new values, Nietzsche believes we can impose our own meaning on the world. “But do you want to go the way of your affliction, which is the way to yourself? Then show me your right and your strength to do so. Are you a new strength and a new right? A first movement

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    Ethics (Moral Philosophy) Theories have long supported the notion about moral philosophy. Ethics or moral philosophy is the branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending and recommending concepts between the connection of right and wrong conduct. Moral philosophy already reigned from the ancient period yet still managed to retain its existence from the 20th century (contemporary period). It’s not really impossible for this theme to exist for such a long time for it actually talks

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    Throughout the Inferno, many philosophies are presented. Seeing that his different philosophies are reoccurring it shows that, the philosophies are an important part of his overall message. To present these lessons to his readers it is Virgil who is scolding Dante, which also comes across as Dante scolding the reader to teach them. An

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    Philosophy itself , meaning “love of wisdom,” happens to be good example . Philos means loving people, things, or ideas in nonsexual ways. The relationship between a student and teacher can be philial love, as can the attraction to a friend, poem, landscape

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    Servant leadership is a philosophy and a set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just and caring world (Schwepker & Schultz, 2015). As Christians we are taught to provide servant leadership regardless of the situation. In some cases we are faced with ethical dilemmas that can make it difficult to make the right decision. It is important that we as Christians understand the meaning of being a servant leader in order to implement

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    Personal identity in philosophy. Philosophy is mostly interested in personal identity from metaphysical perspective. How do we know that we are the same person throughout our life? When does a personhood begin? Where is the self – is it in our brain, is our self an immaterial soul/egos or is it our consciousness? Where is the self? The existence of soul. The view of religions on this subject is unsurprisingly unifying – the soul is our identity. As the soul is something that can be measured and

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    Hsün Tzu Philosophy

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    even called contradiction among discussing about human nature. Here comes the conclusion that Men Tzu and Hsün Tzu are two extremes, with completely different in their views about human nature. Nevertheless, we should refocus on the root of their philosophy, to determine rather they are different or not. Conversely, it can be concluded that Mencius and Hsün Tzu are similar base on their process of thinking, also their continuous advocation on self-cultivation and education. Before the discussion

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    Individuals’ must decide what philosophy or principles they will stand by throughout the course of life. Why? Well, we have all heard the saying, “a man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” Our principles are the beliefs that shapes our way of thinking and our way of doing. A philosophy will help people know what lines they are willing to cross and the ones that they will not. Therefore, whenever a coach develops his or her philosophy they have to think of the prospective coach that you

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    Philosophy is a combination of two Latin words; Philo standing for love and sophy meaning wisdom. When you combine the two root words it means the love of wisdom. Knowing the literal meaning of philosophy may help us understand what philosophy; but it does not state what philosophy undoubtedly is. Over the years, philosophy has had many meaning and interpretations. In my personal opinion philosophy is using reason and logic to solve simple or complex questions. A husband and wife duo, Monroe Beardsley

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    employ the term natural philosophy: a field concerned with the explanation of natural phenomena by means of reasoning. While some argue that natural philosophy and theology were clearly different in this epoch, others state that there was no distinction between them. For instance, Grant has

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    Copleston in one of his books, A History of Philosophy opines that, it is really difficult for one to totally reject all the old values or binding force of what is customarily called morality. This is because, one who attempts this, may degenerate himself as to destroy himself morally, since the traditional morality has put into cognizance, the values that enhance the dignity of the human person, morally and likewise. Then it becomes questionable, as to why Nietzsche calls the old morality the slave

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    The purpose of this essay is to explore Virtue Ethics as an Ethical Philosophy that is more interested in virtues rather than the rules and principles of ethics. While exploring the moral character is important to this approach to normative ethics, it is worth mentioning that it is possible to boil down the two other major approaches – Deontology and Consequentialism – to Virtue Ethics. Upon further investigation, it becomes apparent that many defenses of ‘duties’ or Deontology, implicitly appeals

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    Plato, a Greek philosopher and mathematician, was a central figure of Renaissance philosophy. “Platonism, as if often noted, constituted intellectual premise for the renaissance recovery of Plato. The renewed interest in Plato was the result of contact between Italian humanists and erudite Byzantines.” (The Cambridge Companion, pg. 262) Yet, a central figure of Renaissance philosophy, he was also a literal, central figure of the painting by Raphael. Plato holds his book, Timeus, in the painting,

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