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A Comparison of Herbert Spencer and Emile Durkheim’s Views on Society

2 pages | 440 words

This essay discusses the major differences between Herbert Spencer and Emile Durkheim's views on society. It compares their views on social structure, religion, and their theoretical contributions to sociology.

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Pico’s View of Man: Angelic or Brutish?

2 pages | 450 words

In "On the Dignity of Man", Giovanni Pico della Mirandola argues that man is a free being because he has many gods within him and can choose whatever he wills. This controversial view led to Pico's excommunication by the Church, but his nine hundred theses on the topic were debated by some of the most prominent thinkers of his time.

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Thomas Hobbes’ Contribution to the Establishment of Civil Peace

2 pages | 470 words

In this paper, I will be discussing Hobbes's contribution to the establishment of civil peace. I will firstly give a brief overview of his life and work. I will then go on to discuss his theory of the state of nature and how it leads to a state of war. Finally, I will discuss Hobbes's contractualism and how it can be used to establish civil peace.

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Socrates: A Model for Living

4 pages | 950 words

Socrates was a great philosopher of the Western world whose life and teachings have had a profound impact on the development of Western thought.

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Bergson on Laughter and Aristophanes' The Frogs

2 pages | 530 words

In this essay, I will introduce Bergson's thoughts on laughter, and then analyze how Aristophanes' The Frogs creates absurd and laughable situations. Bergson's analysis of laughter can help us to understand the play better, and to enjoy it more!

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Term Paper

The Influential Philosopher Plutarch

3 pages | 820 words

This essay discusses the life and work of Plutarch, one of the most influential philosophers of the ancient world. It highlights his intellectual ability, excellent writing skills, popularity, and influence. It also briefly discusses his three hundred titles and his impact on moral education.

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The Impact of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle on Western Philosophy

2 pages | 350 words

This essay discusses the origins of Western philosophy in the works of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. It describes their different approaches and common ideas, such as the existence of an objective reality, the immortality of the soul, and that knowledge is not innate but can be acquired.

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Kant’s Critique of Judgment: The Four Moments in Life

4 pages | 1080 words

Kant's "Critique of Judgment" is a work that explores the nature of human cognition, and in doing so, introduces the famous distinction between the phenomenal and noumenal worlds. This essay will provide a brief overview of Kant's four moments in life, which he claims create a philosophical pattern for human life, and show how they demonstrate that there are things in the noumenal world which we cannot comprehend with our finite minds.

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The debate about universals: Plato vs. Ockham

2 pages | 460 words

In this essay, I will critically explore the plutonic universals, by explaining Platonism, which also is referred to as plutonic realism, and Ockham's contradictory views on plutonic universals. I will argue that Ockham's perspective is more convincing than Plato's view of universals.

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The Contributions of Thomas Hobbes to Philosophical Thought

2 pages | 370 words

This essay covers the life and work of Thomas Hobbes, a philosopher who made significant contributions to political thought. It discusses his beliefs about human nature and governance, and how his ideas have shaped modern political thought.

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