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11/12/2014 1:13 am | Sovereigns Wishes
Machiavelli greatly admires the works of Plato and other sophists.

Machiavelli is naive, and in many ways promotes violence, if it justifies the ends to a means, "virtu". However, in so doing, he als...
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11/01/2014 6:58 am | Begins Analysis Revealed
Additional terminology is always helpful for the learners of metaphysics. It is important to be able to know what certain words and phrases mean when spoken by a lecturer who is going to go into much ...
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11/17/2014 2:06 am | Constant Existence Subject
Though on the surface, this statement may sound like an advertisement for a monarchal society, it was in reality merely a resignation to the fact that man is simply incapable of governing himself, tho...
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10/28/2014 6:45 pm | Remained March Release
Modern times have obviously proven Marx' assumptions of the self-destructive tendency of capitalism to be much more latent and controllable. The dynamic and destructive capitalist economy which 1) rep...
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11/17/2014 11:55 am | Reduced Total
Hume, David, 1711-76, Scottish philosopher and historian. Hume carried the empiricism of John Locke and George Berkeley to the logical extreme of radical skepticism. He repudiated the possibility of c...
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11/11/2014 10:50 am | Espoused Controversial Proposed
Hume claims that humans are like animals:

Hobbes claims that in most cases a citizen does not have the duty to make the safety and ends of the state the motive of his or her voluntary death. The righ...
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11/06/2014 3:07 pm | Trade British
Hofstader, a supporter of Dewey's metaphysics describes "the aim of metaphysics as a general theory of existence. . .the discovery of the basic types of involvement's and their relationships" (Qtd in ...
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10/31/2014 2:06 pm | Wherefore Prudent Follow
Socrates, however, consistently cites that the people of the kallipolis, raised in virtue, justice, and with a knowledge of what is good, will realize the justice of the kallipolis and act according t...
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11/14/2014 3:34 am | Commonwealths Reverts
The knowledge gained from these experiences is not gathered through reasoning, but instinct.

as much as any one can make use of to any advantage of life before it spoils, so much he may by his labour...
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11/10/2014 1:21 pm | Possessed Highest Certainty

when we analyze our thoughts or ideas, however compounded or sublime, we always find that they resolve themselves into such simple ideas as were copied from a precedent feeling or sentiment. Even tho...

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11/14/2014 12:48 pm | Soldiers Exists Writing
Part II totally disregards this redeeming quality of the work. While speculative philosophy is largely groundless musings, even as observed by Kierkegaard himself, the method of dialectical observatio...
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11/20/2014 4:03 pm | Early Married
In spite of the fact, Machiavelli is greatly influenced by the Greek and Latin classics, and by the bible, he takes a critical stance in dealing with the idea of morality. A Prince's main duty is the ...
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11/08/2014 9:28 am | Covenant Unlesse
In response to the skeptics, Plato argues that the tyrant is not therefore truly happy, and that this can be seen in his behavior. Ruled by lower passions, tyrants are known to displace Reason with Em...
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11/23/2014 7:10 am | Mostly Spend
Going from a molecular to an atomic level, we can describe much more of what exactly water "is." In the final analysis, however, we find that the electrons which account, at least partially, for every...
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10/31/2014 10:22 pm | Materialistic Beauty Intrinsic
This does not seem to address a "shortcoming" in Sartre's philosophy since Sartre implies a similar thing in the primacy of the for-itself over all external values and "universal truths" which are fal...
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11/20/2014 3:29 am | Trial Political
Let's take the example of water. Someone who understands water only in terms of the wet stuff that comes out of the faucet obviously has an incomplete conceptualization of water's form. If water is re...
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11/02/2014 2:12 am | Fully Likely
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11/18/2014 12:08 pm | Obstacle Flexible Graspable
Selective emphasis of any kind is not necessary for us to use Dewey's method to unmask new truths. The only thing necessary according to Dewey, is empirical experience. When the experience is complete...
The fact that Kierkegaard's analysis is random musing and not dialectics is reinforced by the recurrence of old ambiguities as seen in Augustine: free will versus necessity. How can free will exist un...
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11/12/2014 12:11 am | Unjust Exercising Tyrant
According to Locke, "If one is to act in such a way that appears contrary to the natural laws, it is the right and responsibility of all men affected by these actions to judge and punish the offender....

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10/26/2014 12:17 am | Original Integrated
In response to the skeptics, Plato argues that the tyrant is not therefore truly happy, and that this can be seen in his behavior. Ruled by lower passions, tyrants are known to displace Reason with Em...
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10/26/2014 12:34 am | Support Trinity Represents
The knowledge gained from these experiences is not gathered through reasoning, but instinct.

The French philosopher Rene Descartes lived from 1596-1650. He was the son of an aristocrat and traveled t...
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10/26/2014 2:14 am | Slowly Builds
Augustine's discussion of Grace versus free will is especially interesting. There are several points in Augustine's arguments which rely on some sort of ambiguous, undefined concept to support a "we c...
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10/26/2014 3:37 am | Appearance Dominate Explication
Locke's argument would be valid if there was good and enough for others to labour upon and gain wealth (Locke, 20), but since there is not because of unequal property, he has merely set up a system in...
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10/26/2014 6:01 am | Appears Affected
At the end of Section 9 Hume writes: "But our wonder will perhaps cease or diminish when we consider that the experimental (experiential) reasoning itself, which we possess in common with beasts, and ...
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10/26/2014 6:31 am | Labor Compare Contemporary
In 1951 Manson set out for California, making his way there by auto theft. Before he could make it to his destination Charlie was caught in Utah and again sent away. While in this institution Charlie ...
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10/26/2014 9:31 am | Parallel Superficial Inspection
Additionally, Hume speaks of miraculous events recorded throughout history and shows that there is no acceptable reason to believe in these miracles because they are never witnessed by a vast number o...
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10/26/2014 11:57 am | Assumed Forever
Locke outlined the aims and purposes of the state in his "Two Treatises of Government", and by the time of the American Revolution, Locke's principles and philosophies were well known and deeply embed...
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10/26/2014 12:33 pm | Redefinition Capacity Stressed
The response of the skeptics is to claim that daily reality contradicts Plato, and that contrary to number one, tyrants, motivated by unjust principles, may be found to be happy. Moroever, they argue ...
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10/26/2014 2:56 pm | Drunk Hurting Failing
Plato says their performance determines whether the Love is Common or Heavenly. This differs greatly from the materialistic society we live in today. Today people are more concerned with Common Love t...
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