Essays Tagged: "human reason"

Traits of Enlightenment in Christianity and some additional thoughts

opean and American phenomenon approaching Christianity based on rationalism, which is emphasis upon human reason and scientific view. John Wesley, born in Anglican and puritan family, had rich blend o ... n reading knowledge and doctrine only. He saw sanctification as Christian perfection and emphasized human's personal experience related to Methodist tradition, positive on scientific trend(i.e. electr ...

(5 pages) 169 0 3.3 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Intelligo Ut Credam (I Know in Order to Believe) Speaks of the influence of Aristotle on Thomas Aquinas

tle on Thomas Aquinas is evident from the fact that Thomas gave - had to give - knowledge gained by human reason quite a different value from what was usual in the theological tradition. There was no ... he church, but because of the nature of the order of creation. 'The creator God himself has endowed human beings with understanding and reason. Science is a 'daughter of God' because God is the 'Lord ...

(3 pages) 72 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Does God Exist? Concentrated on Thomas Aquinas

quinas's Third Way was written.In his De aeternitate mundi contra murmurantes, Aquinas insists that human reason cannot prove the impossibility of an eternally created universe. Once again Aquinas has ...

(4 pages) 322 0 4.5 Feb/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Analysis of Human Cultural Identity as seen in five cultural periods. Enlightenment Culture; Greco-Roman Culture; Judeo-Christian Culture; Renaissance-Reformation Culture; and Industrialization-Mo

This paper is intended to contain the analysis of the human cultural identity, as seen inthe following five historical cultural periods: Enlightenment Cul ... riod.The cultural identity of the Enlightenment can be described as emphasizing thepossibilities of human reason. This idea can be illustrated with such examples as ThomasJefferson, Denis Diderot, and ... learning and the rise ofprotests against the controlled way of expressing one's self. It allows the human himselfto reason out the way that he thinks, instead of an authority telling him how to do sot ...

(3 pages) 292 1 4.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Lamarck's Influence on the Development Of Darwins Theory Of Evolution

oneers was Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. Lamarck believed in deism and advocated natural religion based on human reason. He believed in the harmony and rationality of the world. And although flawed, the work ... ttp//www.cs.brandeis.edu/~rllc/texttract1.htmlYORK UNIVERSITYDEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCENATURE AND HUMAN NATURESOSC 1040.06Lamarck's Influence on the Developmentof Darwin's Theory of EvolutionDec. 4 ...

(15 pages) 117 0 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Descartes vs. Pascal

For centuries, human beings have been debating over the validity of the use of reason. This is a very, very difficu ... l. Though both saw reason as the primary source of knowledge, they disagreed over the competence of human reason. Descartes, the skeptic, said that we could use reason to find certain truth if we used ... ptions and find truth, but he needs to realize that most truth is beyond our reach. We, as thinking humans, do have the remarkable ability to study ourselves. Yet we have limitations in this study and ...

(5 pages) 79 0 4.0 Apr/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

"An Age of Melancholy Musings" A Comprative/Contrast essay focusing on the American writers of the Neo-Classic period and the Romantic period in literature.

riginality.The Neo-Classicist portrayed man as being imperfect and sinful; they were convinced that human reason could discover the natural laws of the universe and determine the natural rights of man ... it were or fear it may be. Another concept emerging from the Age of Reason, or Neo-Classicism, was humanistic concerns, the idea that people who are more fortunate should assist those who are less fo ...

(2 pages) 59 1 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

American Revolutioin

fford costly books and newspapers. This access to the written word sparked an age of optimism where human reason could overcome ignorance and explains the world around them.The rational world of thoug ... ing Act was imposed by the Parliament.In the words of a colonial writer by the name of John Locke, "Humanity originated in a state of nature in which people enjoy the "natural rights" of life, liberty ...

(7 pages) 86 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

How Aquinas and Ockham relate and differ in Faith-Reason and The Problem of universals.

Aquinas held that our faith in eternal salvation shows that we have theological truths that exceed human reason. But he also claimed that one could attain truths about religious claims without faith, ... icular things. He is also faulted for not addressing the possibility that classes are discovered by humans through experience and not created by the human mind.Ockham:Ockham takes an alternative ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Human Freedom as the Basis of Morality.

rnal source and it is not imposed. The notion of obligation comes from us as rational, free beings. Human reason and freedom can only be source of moral law that is universal and binds everybody. Feel ... rm them. Second, it cannot come from basic principles such as cogito because these ideas stay above human reason and cannot be known and represented. Thirdly, because moral law can only come form us a ...

(5 pages) 77 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

STUDY NOTES FOR DANTE ALIGHIERI'S THE INFERNO

Symbols:Dante: HumanityVirgil: Human ReasonBeatrice: Divine LoveSun: Divine IlluminationDark Wood of Error: Worldli ... ing the Inferno:-Death of Beatrice. Helps to teach people what it takes to be saved. Prove that for humans to overcome evil, it takes divine aid. He is trying to teach people the correct way to live t ... of Suicides" They, who destroyed their own bodies, which is an ultimate gift from God, are denied a human form in death. The biggest expression of their life was their self destruction, therefore only ...

(7 pages) 90 0 2.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The French Revolution

and natural law built a strong foundation for the enlightenment (Paul Hallsal). Incredible faith in human reason as well as the advancement of secularism was an important goal of European countries du ... sophes, such as Hume, Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau, and Montesquieu had contradicting attitudes toward human nature and politics, they all played a key role in the development of the ideas, which set a f ...

(5 pages) 86 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Dante's Inferno Summarize the story and explain the different Cantos.

rnally punished with tortures that fit their sins. This idea of retributive justice and the role of human reason in the form of Virgil are the two main themes in the poem. Canto VIII contains Dis, the ... most obvious theme of the poem. During his journey, Dante is guided by Virgil, the symbol of human reason. When they approach the boatman Phlegyas, he becomes enraged that they are not sinners, ...

(1 pages) 38 1 0.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Anti-Semitism in 19th Century France

ment originally allowed for a decrease in anti-Semitism due to the shift of emphasis on religion to human reason. But, as time passed, the new practice of rationalism and reason gave ways to other way ...

(2 pages) 56 0 4.1 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Great Awakening with Jonathan Edwards

r than the head, prizing feeling more than thinking, and relying on biblical revelation rather than human reason. Jonathan Edwards, sometimes known as the postmillennialist's postmillennialist, is bes ... neously, preachers like Jonathan Edwards evoked vivid, terrifying images of the utter corruption of human nature and the terrors awaiting the unrepentant in hell. Hence Edwards's famous description of ...

(6 pages) 68 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Cuban Missile Crisis

cussion can in-fact prevent war. As Khrushchev said in 1962, "They talk about who won and who lost. Human reason won. Mankind won." 1 The world had almost seen another world war, the effects of which ... nother world war, the effects of which would have been devastating because of the weapons involved. Humanity, indeed, was the prevention of the war.The Cuban Revolution was a background cause to the c ...

(9 pages) 54 0 3.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The man of "Hamlet"

am Morse, Kenneth Rothwell, Lars Engle, and Ronald Shafer, Hamlet debunks the Renaissance praise of human reason, epitomized by Pico della Mirandola.2 In contrast, Carole T. Diffey examines the role o ... 29, 5, resp.).' That is, in so far as man is a rational animal, reason operates synonymously in all human beings endowed with it. Hence, to be a man is to be defined through common function, not uniqu ...

(5 pages) 18 0 3.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau on Equality and Democracy

democracy in an age of monarchies in Europe, John Locke was a revolutionary thinker whose belief in human reason and self-rule inspired many intellectuals centuries after his death. Advocating the "ge ... nature rights for this general will. Throughout his work, the emphasis of Locke on the capacity of humans to govern themselves and protect the prosperity of society as a result of their gift of reaso ...

(6 pages) 40 0 3.5 Mar/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Human Freedom as the Basis of Morality

rnal source and it is not imposed. The notion of obligation comes from us as rational, free beings. Human reason and freedom can only be source of moral law that is universal and binds everybody. Feel ... rm them. Second, it cannot come from basic principles such as cogito because these ideas stay above human reason and cannot be known and represented. Thirdly, because moral law can only come form us a ...

(5 pages) 611 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Dead poets society and transce

ality than that found in sense experience, or belief in a higher kind of knowledge than achieved by human reason. Transcendentalism revolves around the existence of absolute goodness, something beyond ... ement that developed in the United States. Intuition rather than reason was regarded as the highest human faculty. It was believed in order to comprehend the divine, God, and the universe one must tra ...

(7 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy