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The Origin and Source of Wrongdoing: Augustine’s and Kant’s Views

3 pages | 580 words

This essay looks at the views of Augustine and Kant on the origin and source of wrongdoing. Augustine argues that sin is a natural part of human nature, while Kant believes that all wrongdoing originates from our own individual choices.

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A Comparison of the Works of Alexander Pope and Charles Montesquieu

2 pages | 500 words

This essay compares and contrasts the works of Alexander Pope and Charles Montesquieu. While Pope wrote about the religious and spiritual aspects of humanity, Montesquieu focused on the political and social aspects. The essay highlights the differences between their works in order to show how they approached different aspects of human nature.

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The Ecological Indian: Myth and History

2 pages | 500 words

In his essay "The Ecological Indian: Myth and History", Shepard Krech aim to demythologize the image of the indigenous ethnicities of the Americas as the peoples living in harmony with nature. Krech's definition of the ecological Indian is based on the fact that these peoples had a harmonious relationship with their natural environment and did not seek to destroy it immensely as it is often believed. The author criticizes the distorted view of the indigenous Indians as environmentalists and provides evidence for the opposite facts.

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Reason and Faith: Tools for Truthseekers

2 pages | 350 words

In his article, "The Search for Truth and Certainty", Taylor discusses different ways to find the truth for believers and nonbelievers. He starts his article with "truthseekers" using reason and faith as tools to find the truth. Reason is a logical thought process that uses facts and evidence to come to a conclusion. Faith is a belief in something without evidence. For Christians, faith is based on God's promises in the Bible. Faith is believing in something you cannot see or touch.

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The Problem of Evil: A Philosophical and Theological Investigation

4 pages | 1080 words

The problem of evil is a philosophical and theological problem that asks how to reconcile the existence of God with the existence of evil in the world. There are many different ways to formulate the problem, but it typically comes down to two conflicting beliefs: that God exists and is all-good and all-powerful, and that there is evil in the world. A theodicy is an attempt to explain how these two can coexist, typically by positing that evil exists because beings have free will or that it serves some greater good.

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How Descartes Proves the Existence of God

2 pages | 360 words

In this paper, I will be discussing how René Descartes proves to himself through the concept of the innate idea and of the human incapacity for perfection that God does exist.

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The Importance of Faith

2 pages | 450 words

This essay discusses the concept of faith, with a focus on examples from early Israel, Christianity, and Rome. Faith is defined as trust or belief in someone or something without having sufficient evidence. The essay explores the two types of faith—trusting someone and acknowledging something to be true—and provides examples of each from history.

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