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Philosophy and the emotions

In Symposium, the great philosophers of Plato’s time gather to begin their usual drinking, but due to their debauchery of the previous night, they decide to refrain and discuss a forgotten topic: love. The idea of symmetry in love relationships surfaces as a shared opinion. The love relationships between older teachers and younger students are Read More

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Natural Tendency To Do Good

Being around different people can make a human behave or act in ways that they normally would not. This is true in many possible ways and experiences that people go through. Mencius said, “Persons may be brought to do evil, and that is because the same is done to their nature. ” This shows that Read More

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What it means to do philosophy

Philosophy is commonly defined as the rational investigation into the truths and principles of knowledge and being. In my opinion, however, the act of doing philosophy goes much further. Philosophy has spanned over thousands of years and been applied to so many different situations it is simply too difficult describe it within a one sentence Read More

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Plato and Aristotle

Plato and Aristotle offer highly contrasting definitions of the soul with Plato’s being very similar to the current, excepted idea of a soul is whilst Aristotle’s concept is something that isn’t thought of when considering the soul by the majority. Plato’s soul links in with the Judaeo-Christian belief on the soul as he suggests that Read More

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Philosophers Views on Miracles

A miracle is defined by David Hume as ‘a transgression of a law of nature by a particular violation of the deity or by the interposition of some invisible agent’. However, it is known by the oxford dictionary of a miracle is ‘an extraordinary and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific Read More