Essays Tagged: "Rationalism"

Introduction to Philosophy: an essay that offers my own answers to 6 major questions in philosophy

onscious influence on our lives and behavior.The philosophical reasons for our beliefs are based on rationalism (based on mind and reason) and empiricism (based on science). Our level of senses and re ...

(8 pages) 650 0 4.8 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Traits of Enlightenment in Christianity and some additional thoughts

ty.Enlightenment was primarily a European and American phenomenon approaching Christianity based on rationalism, which is emphasis upon human reason and scientific view. John Wesley, born in Anglican ...

(5 pages) 169 0 3.3 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Study guides for American Pageant 12e by Bailey.

ibility of salvation thru good works. The Unitarian movement mainly appealed to intellectuals whose rationalism and optimism contrasted w/ hellfire doctrines of Calvinism*Second Great Awakening: react ...

(5 pages) 76 1 4.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Marcuse's critique of Jean Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness is discussed, and a response is offered from the perspective of a critical rereading of Sartre's text.

a growing recourse to antirationalist philosophies. He believed that philosophy need not give up on rationalism, but that in order to bring it up to date, "a materialist account of its nature, conditi ... rimarily that of consciousness, it must be treated differently--Sartre's vision of a "revolution of rationalism" fails to take into account the ways in which human potential can be usurped and limited ...

(9 pages) 123 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

A bookreport on Fascism in Western Europe: 1900-45, by Kedward, Roderick. Simple and concise, it also briefly examines the credibility of the author.

or capitalists, but believed in ideas from both viewpoints. In addition, fascism was a synthesis of rationalism and irrationalism, of the civilized and of the primitive, and of the mass and of the eli ...

(7 pages) 40 1 3.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

This essay is about the French Revolution. It breifly describes the events of the French Revolution. It compares the goals of the Revolution to the values of the Enlightenment.

Changing social morals marked the beginning of the Enlightenment, as individualism, relativism, and rationalism gained widespread adherencein the wake of the Scientific Revolution, the Age of Explorat ...

(3 pages) 301 1 2.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > The French Revolution

The Summary of A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

ork, in which Swift shows dissatisfaction with the political situation in Ireland during the Age of Rationalism. In this period of time, Ireland was in a great poverty and was being abused by the Engl ...

(4 pages) 163 1 2.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Plot summary and examination of character and colflicting worlds of realism and supernatural in Edgar Allen Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher

narrator and the house itself of Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher," the conflicting worlds of rationalism and madness are revealed.The setting of the House of Usher is set by the narrator as ver ... the family and name as well."The Fall of the House of Usher" deals with a relationship between the rationalism and the supernatural. Usher is the representation of the irrational; whereas, the narrat ...

(5 pages) 72 0 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe


at they can be considered individually. The principles can also be understood as a unified piece of rationalism that offers an overview of what well constructed literature consists of, and how it is w ...

(8 pages) 86 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This was a essay on a chapter in the book sophies world

means it is someone's right to there own authority to subjects and objects. Okay the second step is rationalism and it offers a naturalistic alternative to appeals to religious accounts of human natur ...

(2 pages) 34 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Essay on Romanticism

f the senses and emotions over reason and intellect. Romanticism was a philosophical revolt against rationalism.It began in Germany and England in the 1770s, and by the 1820s it swept through Europe, ...

(2 pages) 115 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Rationalism Vs Empiricism

rities and differences between Rene Descartes and John Locke, David Hume and Plato. They believe in rationalism or empiricism respectively. Rationalist believed that an important group of fundamental ... must be a concept that we can grasp in our "deficient" condition.In the conclusion, I feel that the rationalism is more agreeable but I also agree some of the empiricism. The reason that I agree with ...

(9 pages) 228 2 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

What was the romantic movement? what beliefs did they hold about the nature of the world? of humanity? of religion?

and 1840'sIt was a rejection of the precepts of order, calm, physical materialism, and 18th century rationalismInstead it was a celebration of the power of the imagination, the development of national ...

(3 pages) 59 0 4.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Romanticism vs Neoclassicism

and emotions over reason and intellect.In addition, romanticism was a philosophical revolt against rationalism. On the contrary,classicism is a term that, when applied generally, means clearness, ele ... lassicism. It was also to some extent a reaction against the Enlightenment and against 18th century rationalism and physical materialism. Romanticism emphasized the individual, the subjective, the irr ...

(13 pages) 239 1 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Philosophy Overview

he quest fro knowledge2. Objective or intersubjective testability of the results of knowing - truth.Rationalism - knowledge based on methods: reasoning, argument, experience, observation, proof. Metho ... wledge based on methods: reasoning, argument, experience, observation, proof. Method is deduction.Irrationalism - individual knowledge there is no method of mystical experience, e.g. mysticism- close ...

(41 pages) 873 3 4.2 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Concept of Fideism as a Solution to the problem of Faith/Reason - Question/Answer Format

fideism and its solution of the problem of faith and reason.The concept of fideism in opposition to rationalism provides a very peculiar solution to the problem of faith and reason, basically answerin ...

(3 pages) 23 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Buffy and its Gothic Elements

ng the 18th -19th century as a reaction against the Age of Reason, which is the rise of science and rationalism. It was about the supernatural, morality, anxiety, and more overly, anything but the nor ...

(5 pages) 29 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Dialectic rationalism and postcultural patriarchial theory

1. Dialectic rationalism and Sartreist existentialismIf one examines postcultural patriarchial theory, one is fac ... se of Sartreist absurdity to attack art. In a sense, the subject is contextualised into a dialectic rationalism that includes narrativity as a reality."Sexual identity is part of the economy of sexual ... exist.If one examines Sartreist existentialism, one is faced with a choice: either reject dialectic rationalism or conclude that class, somewhat ironically, has significance. Debord's essay on semioti ...

(5 pages) 41 0 3.8 May/2005

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

Intelligent Design in the Universe

assert that the universe is the product of an intelligent designer? In a scientific age that exalts rationalism and chance, what empirical evidence could possibly support such a claim? As humans conte ...

(42 pages) 186 0 4.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


umanness toward others. Confucian teachings emphasized benevolence, avoidance of violence, justice, rationalism, loyalty, and dignity.The practices of Confucianism are probably the most interesting pa ...

(1 pages) 53 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History