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the Buddhist worldview and the goal of detaching oneself from the material world and the body. "Thought is an attribute that rea...

Augustine, Aurelius And Guibert

Plato and Anselm . He talks about seeking truth and wisdom consistently throughout the text. For Augustine, "Truth is one, and Go...

Is God Good?

for them, allowing them to live in a state of perfection. But, in so doing Adam and Eve would not have had free will. They would h...

Examples of Theodicies

boils and sores but Job continues to praise God. Jobs wife tries to get him to curse God. Then, friends suggest he is being punish...

Freedom Determinism More

Different theological philosophies attribute free will and freedom to different other theories. This paper explores libertarian fr...

Plato's "Crito" and "Apology"/Augustine's Confessions

This essay focuses on Plato's use of dialogue in his "Apology" and "Crito," and Augustine's use of the monologue in his "Confessio...

Saint Augustine and Seneca on the Relationship Between the Divine and Mankind

understand divinity. Both philosophers seem to have been influenced by the teachings of Plato. In Senecas On the Shortness of Li...

Sin and Free Will as Viewed by Jean Paul Sartre

with happiness, but the instant gratification achieved through immoral pleasure is not as good. It goes beyond that. Does one give...

Ethics and Religion According to Augustine and Aristotle

not make up an ethical life. Rather, he based his ideas on his own ideas concerning reason, but he did so within the context of hi...

The Influence of Thomas Aquinas and Augustine of Hippo

still prevalent in Christian theology, that the all of scripture if divinely inspired and therefore completely correct. On the o...

Various Philosophical Perspectives on Vice

In seven pages this research paper considers the views of Butler, Johnson, Abelard, Saint Augustine, and Plutarch on vice. Six so...

Jesus of Nazareth As God

born a Jew and lived under the Jewish law and system (Galatians 4:4). * Jesus life was characterized by service and humility (Phil...

Human Nature According to Saint Augustine and Plato

the individual and a definition of justice. There are three classes for the state to function properly: artisans, who are skilled ...

Augustine, Aquinas and Luther/Role of Government

those who would do evil. Augustine couched his ideas on government within his concept of two cities, an earthly city and a city o...

Drug Abuse and the Views of Saint Augustine, Aristotle, and Plato

In 10 pages this paper considers how these philosophers would view the contemporary problem of drug abuse. There are 7 sources ci...

Humanity's Virtue in The Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein

In five pages this paper examines this novel within the context of humanity's virtue as it emerges from conflicts of freedom v. co...

The Views on God, Religion, and Philosophy as Glimpsed by Bonaventure, Aquinas, and Augustine

else can be expected but that creatures (angelic, human, and the rest) are also one as emanating from God. Dont say "creating" si...

Humanity's Fall in Paradise Lost by John Milton

In five pages this paper evaluates whether or not there was a Fall in the biblical interpretation presented by John Milton in his ...

Comparative Analysis of the Philosophical Views of Thomas Aquinas and Augustine of Hippo

In ten pages this paper contrasts and compares each religious philosopher's arguments regarding man being separate from goodness a...

Humanity's Future, Science Fiction Visions

This essay pertains to the novel "Dawn" by Octavia Butler and the films "District 9" and "The Omega Man," and argues that each of ...

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli Critically Analyzed

In Machiavellis view, it is mans desire to attain the unattainable, which is the greatest threat to humanity. As soon as he accep...

John Locke on Working and the Working Condition of Ned Williams in Stud Terkel's Working

Ned Williams It becomes quite obvious in looking at the story of Ned Williams that he was searching for nothing of value in his ...

Philosophy, Humanness and the Concepts of Friedrich Nietzsche

In the context of a greater philosophy perhaps, a philosopher says what he thinks. Yet, he is unwittingly part of a grand plan. Wh...

Agape Love, Views of Paul Tillich

This essay offers an overview of the views of theologian Paul Tillich in regards to agape love and the role it plays in defining i...

Melville's "Bartleby, The Scrivener" - 'Eminently Safe'

them, much of which is brought about by Bartlebys unusual behavior (Dickstein, 2005). The method by which Melville (2004) address...

Tartt's The Secret History and the 'Fatal Flaw' Concept

morbid desire for the picturesque, which evidently is not mean to imply that picturesque is used in its more positive sense of att...

Inequality Problem Solved by Jean Jacques Rousseau Inequality

people are property owners and says that there is a significant probability that things have already come to a pitch, and that the...

Human Experience, Art, and Evolutionary Theory

within a theory of natural selection as it worked on primates and early hominids. Dissanayake sees a distinct connection between...

Philosophy According to Rene Descartes and Plato

trial for treason and his thoughts prior to his execution. These are the Apology, the Crito and the Phaedo, which is an account of...

Fictional Philosophical Conversation Between Two People

In six pages this paper presents a fictional dialogue on philosophy between two people with one arguing in favor of sensual proof ...