Philosophy Essay Topics

Lenin and Philosophy

The images dispersed through this document attempt to give an example of how women are systematically removed from their sports settings, and placed within a more feminized or sexualized manner. In this way, we can see how over and over, in the images of Chynna Doll, Kristina Korneacouvia and others are used further entrench the… View Article

Kant’s Ethics of Dignity and Freedom

Immanuel Kant’s moral philosophy contends that morality is grounded from deductive reasoning.  In his Groundwork for  Metaphysics of Morals, Kant introduced the main premise of his moral Philosophy, the Categorical Imperative (Singer, 1993).  The Rationale of Kantian ethics is to construct ethical principles in accordance with rational procedures which includes duty (Singer, 1993).    Kant grounds… View Article

Student teaching

1. What kind of questions will you have for your mentor teacher? For student teachers, teaching is a way to get a professional experience under the supervision of a certified licensed teacher. In order to start with this new journey, student teachers must familiarize themselves with their respective mentor teachers. One way of getting to… View Article

Book Report: Thus Spoke Zarathustra

The Book The controversial fiction book of Existentialist Friedrich Nietzsche titled ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra’ was originally written in German in late Eighteenth Century. This fiction book, which was completed between 1883 and 1885, tells about the author’s philosophy of ‘the eternal recurrence of the same,’ his most contentious story on the ‘death of God’, and… View Article

Human resource

Successful management of compensation program needs stability among the salary standards in case of employees belonging to a company which is called as internal equity and pay scales these staff are able to garner in the company’s recruiting markets called as external equity. The main external factors to take into account are the compensation patterns… View Article

World View Philosophy

I took this exercise to rate myself on the six criteria listed below. I have to admit that I consider myself quite neutral and feel I am a flexible individual at times. This could be because of two reasons; either I was not able to decide which attribute I use more often or I shift… View Article

Define Philosophy

Philosophy can be defined in many ways; William Thomas of the Atlas Society defines it as “a comprehensive system of ideas about human nature and the nature of the reality we live in.  It is a guide for living, because the issues it addresses are basic and pervasive, determining the course we take in life… View Article

Confucius “The Analects”

From ancient time, the question of good and decent society has been the major concern in philosophical thought. Philosophers and political figure, clergy and common people have tried to answer the question “What makes of a good society?” Confucius creates its own values and moral rules changing understanding about a self and the decent society…. View Article

The Nature Of Reality

What is reality?  Throughout the history of mankind it seems that we have all been searching for the answer to this question.  The nature of reality cannot be explained in a way that will satisfy us all.  I believe that the nature of reality is lies within the mind of each of us.  What is… View Article

The Ontology of Plato and Lucretius

Ontology is the science involved with the study of nature and the different aspects of being. It is an arm of the realm of metaphysics and is understood to be a mixture of two fields: science and philosophy. It can be considered as the primary philosophy as it serves as an instrument through which different… View Article

The Problems Of Philosophy

The line “practical man” is defined by most people as a person who chooses things that are good for him. He will not put into consideration the likes he likes. Although most often he is driven by his desire to a thing but what he chooses is the one that he need considering the availability… View Article

The Republic of Plato Case

According to Thrasymachus, justice is interest of the rulers and the superior. His view of justice considered the whole state with someone being superior. The person superior is the ruler. Being superior, he is the one that would make the law.  The rulers would make laws that would benefit them. If his servants would refuse… View Article

Plato’s Conception of Justice

The Republic is a dialogue between Socrates, Plato’s brothers, the Sophist Thrasymachus, along with Cephalus and his son, Polymarchus. The first book of the republic involves a presentation and refutation of the different views on justice. Socrates used the method of elenchus in order to show the flaws of the argument. Cephalus The topic concerning… View Article

The Republic by Plato

In the book The Republic, Plato explores the mystery contained in living a good life where he looks at living a just life and what it entails. He also looks at life when there are philosopher kings ruling. The main character in the book is Socrates who is engaged in a discussion by some friends… View Article

My Philosophy in Life

Living life to the fullest and helping others achieve the same while being my carefree self is my philosophy. My values to live life by are, to reason with or ask questions about anything and everything, to show others my point of view and persuading them is also important to me, and to accept people… View Article

The Self

This essay will explore the concept of “self-interest” in humans as discussed by both Adam Smith and Immanuel Kant. The concept of “self-interest,” in itself, is very simple and self-explanatory. It is basically the idea of considering one’s own needs before anything or anyone. In animals, as well as in humans, “self-interest” is considered to… View Article

The State of Affirmative Action in Michigan

The term affirmative action refers to positive steps taken for the purpose of giving members of minority groups (including women) increased representation in the workplace, education, and in business opportunities. The term was first used in Executive Order (EO) 11246 issued by then President Lyndon Johnson in 1965 to ensure that federal contractors were not… View Article

The True Believer Book Report

“How could the terrorists have sacrificed their own lives, and taken the lives of  thousands of others as well as causing such colossal destruction? What could lead them to justify in their own minds committing mass atrocities? This goes far beyond a debate over religious beliefs, to the very heart of human nature: what allows… View Article

The Theory of the Forms as Portrayed Throughout Plato`s Dialogues

Prologue to Plato’s Theory of Forms Plato’s Theory of Forms suggests the dichotomy between the material world and the world of ideas. In the Republic, Plato clearly delineates the difference between the two by first arguing that the material world, or the world which we live in, is not a perfect world and one that… View Article

Socrates’ The Symposium and Its Serious Purpose

Socrates (469-399 B.C.E.)was a Greek philosopher.  Plato (ca. 429-347 B.C.E.)was the student of Socrates.  According to David H. Richter, because “Plato mistrusted writing, he did not set down his philosophy in the usual form of a set of treatises but rather in dialogues” (18).  The Symposium comes from a dialogue of Socrates’ ideas transcribed by… View Article

The Value of Philosophy

Thesis Statement: According to Russell, the value of philosophy is that it frees our mind to think of other possibilities; unlike science which may provide us definite answers, but does not deal with other aspects of human soul.             Russell described “practical” men as individuals who only recognize material needs for the body, but not… View Article

Theory Of Ideas

David Hume was Scottish philosopher born in Edinburgh in 1711. Initially, it was determined that he should study law and ultimately join his father’s firm; at age eighteen however, he discovered the “Science of Thought,” which became his obsession ever after (694). Among his acquaintances were key figures of the Enlightenment such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau… View Article

Theory of Descriptions

It is a matter of fact that Russell significantly contributed the development of philosophical thinking by helping to resolve many philosophical problems. Furthermore, he offered theory of descriptions and analyzed logical structure of what people say. Theory of descriptions is the best application of the technique. Theory aims at denoting phrases in ordinary language and… View Article

Plato’s Theory of Knowledge, A Guide to Reaching Higher Grounds

The human knowledge may be regarded as having a two parts: One that he sees hears and touches, on the other he organizes mind s on what he learns through the senses. Philosophers have given considerable attentions to questions about the resources of knowledge. Some philosophers think that that the particular thing seen, heard and… View Article

Themes in the works of John Locke

John Locke (1632-1704) is regarded one the greatest empiricist ever. Locke’s contemporary political and intellectual milieu was of turmoil but also considered as one of the most extraordinary centuries of English history. This century is marked with distinct conflicts between Crown and Parliament that extended beyond different religious sects i.e. Protestants, Anglicans and Catholics and… View Article

Thomas Kuhn Vs Jacques Derrida

Thomas Samuel Kuhn (1922-1996) name is remembered for his enduring work in the philosophy of Science. Born on 18th July 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, his thoughts on the History of Science became most influential doctrine for the scientists. In his most famous book “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”, Kuhn brought about the main… View Article

Hobbes’ And Locke’s Political Philosophy

On Hobbes’ Political Philosophy Hobbes’ scientistic philosophy presupposed that man is the self-sufficient interpreter of the facts of life and that man can correctly define what the facts of life are. Similar to the Sophists, Hobbes asserted that the knowable facts of life are only particular empirical things. Thus, Hobbes asserted that universal words, such… View Article

Thomas Hobbes

The life of Hobbes is given us in a quaint contemporary account: His father, Vicar of Charlton and Westport, was one of the “ignorant Sir Johns of Queen Elizabeth’s time,” (Piet Strydom, pp 90) who could only read the prayers and homilies of the church and valued not learning. So the son was educated by… View Article