Essays Tagged: "Philosopher"

Aristotle vs. Darwin

are responsible for the organic world as we know it. Guiseppe Montalenti, an Italian geneticist and philosopher of biology, wrote that Darwin's ideas were a rebellion against thought in the Aristoteli ... t. This does not mean all people accepted Aristotle's theories during the Renaissance, however. One philosopher from the twentieth century, Mayr, accuses Aristotle's teleology of the non-organic world ...

(9 pages) 444 6 4.6 Jun/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Zeno of Elea

f MathZeno of EleaZeno of Elea is a Greek mathematician. He would, however, be better described as aphilosopher. Little is known about his life for none of his own writings have survived. Most ofwhat ... lating through the region concerning whatwe today would call a timespace continuum. The other Greek philosophers and mathematiciansthought that the world was a plurality of points and instants.1 This ...

(3 pages) 94 0 4.8 Sep/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Oedipus

written byman, for man, and about man. Oedipus the King, the great Greek tragedy by theunparalleled philosopher, Sophocles, is no exception to literature's domain. It deals withone king, Oedipus, and ...

(4 pages) 73 0 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Lives of Confucious and Guatma Siddartha

e human population and improve their lifestyle.Confucius was a sage in China and also it's greatest philosopher. He was one of the most prominent figures and is respected throughout all of China. He w ... (Takakusu, 53).Similarities and DifferencesThere are many similarities between two of the greatest philosophers of all time. One of the most common and basic similarity is that both religions emerged ...

(12 pages) 138 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Freud View On The Nature Of Man

There are many theories as to Human nature. One ofWhich exists, under the thoughts of a prominent philosopher, and founder of Psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud.His deductive argument, entails his conclus ...

(1 pages) 262 2 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Natural Law

           The School of Natural Law Philosophy was an intellectual group ofphilosophers. They developed new ways of thinking about religion andgovernment. Natural law was ...changed with the times.                 John Locke was a great philosopher from the middle of the 17th century.He was a primary contributor to the new ideas con ...

(3 pages) 185 0 3.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Are you convinced by Plato's claim that philosophers should rule.

cient and no two of us are born exactly alike." How does Plato get from that claim to the view that philosophers should rule? Are you convinced by his claim that philosophers should rule."The two conc ... hes as a starting point to argue for what is in essence a totalitarian society that is ruled by the philosopher guardians. Plato starts off with the concept in Book Two that no individual is self suff ...

(6 pages) 287 0 4.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

A seven page biography on Ralph Waldo Emerson.

n. European, Asian, and Greek influences were among the many inspirations in the life of this great philosopher and poet. Many rare and challenging events took place that concluded to the magnificent, ... an educational reformer who stressed the importance of first-hand experience. The late 20"' Century philosopher, Stanley Cavell, was also inspired by Emerson as well as Ghandi and Martin Luther King, ...

(6 pages) 155 0 4.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A little information about socrotes and his wrongful death.

Socrates was a great philosopher, however, he did not always chose the right paths. He was an individual, and that scared ...

(5 pages) 147 1 4.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Baron de Montesquieu, a government philosopher, and one of the five philosophers that helped revolutionized the American's constitutional democratic government.

Baron de Montesquieu, a government philosopher, who wrote many significant governmental theories in book The Spirit of Laws, wrote one ...

(1 pages) 66 1 3.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Goodness, philosophy or reference to Immanuel Kant

The philosopher I used is Immanuel Kant. He was very practical in his thinking of goodness. A quote of h ...

(3 pages) 181 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Happiness, refers to John Stuart Mill's ideas

, and intrinsically, this emotion remains the ultimate goal, John Stuart Mill, a nineteenth century philosopher, correctly advocated the pursuit of happiness, and maintained the concept that above all ...

(5 pages) 381 1 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Reincarnation in Different Cultures and Religions

reincarnation also played a role in Judaism due to the Kabala who developed this idea. Some Jewish philosophers even believed that a soul of a sinner can enter a live man's body and 'posses' him. Spe ... 's body and 'posses' him. Special rituals were used in order to 'cure' the man.T. Gomertz, a famous philosopher, thought of three very good reasons why one should believe in reincarnation:1. It is bel ...

(3 pages) 79 0 4.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Reincarnation in Different Cultures and Religions

reincarnation also played a role in Judaism due to the Kabala who developed this idea. Some Jewish philosophers even believed that a soul of a sinner can enter a live man's body and 'posses' him. Spe ... 's body and 'posses' him. Special rituals were used in order to 'cure' the man.T. Gomertz, a famous philosopher, thought of three very good reasons why one should believe in reincarnation:1. It is bel ...

(3 pages) 51 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The End Justifies the Means

A philosopher once said in one of his more controversial essays that 'The End Justifies the Means.' Th ...

(4 pages) 121 0 3.9 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

A Comparison of Plato and Aristotle.

Plato and Aristotle, two philosophers in the 4th century, hold polar views on politics and philosophy in general. This fact i ... down because he supports the natural sciences. In a discussion of politics, the stand point of each philosopher becomes an essential factor. It is not coincidental that Plato states in The Republic th ... ho love knowledge and contemplate on the reality of things will achieve understanding of the forms. Philosophers, who by definition are knowledge lovers, are the only beings who can reach true knowled ...

(8 pages) 540 0 4.8 Feb/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Concerns With Locke's Theory

John Locke was a seventeenth century philosopher. In his Essay Concerning Human Understanding Locke makes the argument that the mind and ... s theory Locke raises some issues that are not backed with good reasoning. George Berkeley, another philosopher from the same time period, identifies Locke's flaws in his theory and presents his own t ...

(4 pages) 236 2 4.4 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Speaks of his work ,and includes eamples from some of his poems

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, to those who know and understand his poems well, exists in three modes, as Philosopher, Poet, Friend. If the truth were told, we should all be obliged to admit that the Philos ... ridiculous and pedantic, however fruitful of knowledge and interest the exercise might be.While the Philosopher has wandered away into a vague limbo of unfinished projects and the Poet of 'Cristabel' ...

(7 pages) 148 0 3.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A poetic Analysis of Archibald Lampman

Poet and philosopher Archibald Lampman (1861-1899)led not a life of his own, but an existance forced upon him ...

(6 pages) 40 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Walden and the Art of Zen. Speaks of Henry David Thoreau

If I were asked who my favourite Western Zen philosopher was, without anyhesitation, I would declare it to be Henry David Thoreau. Although he kn ... experiment' (732). It almost seems as if Thoreau had based his own life on theteachings of Chinese philosopher Tao-te-Ching:In dwelling, live close to the ground.In thinking, keep to the simple.In co ... at in mind, I believe that Walden has secured Henry DavidThoreau's place as one of the greatest Zen philosophers.WORKS CITEDSchiller, David, trans. and ed. , The Little Zen Companion. New York: Workma ...

(7 pages) 152 0 5.0 Feb/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American