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What Is Philosophy?

Philosophy (literally meaning "love of wisdom" in Greek) is the study of general and fundamental queries concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason,...

Bertrand Russell & “Appearance and Reality”

One of the most well-known and influential philosophers of the 20th Century was Bertrand Russell (1872-1970). Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher, logician, essayist...

Social Contract Theory

Social Contract Theory is a concept that dates back to the Age of Enlightenment that explores the origins of society and the legitimacy of...

Three Dominant Conceptions of God

Classical Theism is the belief in which God is an absolute and ultimate metaphysical being. Whereas most theists agree that God is all-knowing, all-powerful,...

Are You Bad At Critical Thinking?

Within every academic field and in one's personal life, it is important to recognize when an individual is acting as a Un-Critical Thinker and is...

Eight Essential Habits of Effective Thinkers

Within nearly every field of study, it is important to be a fair in one's thoughts and actions. By being non-judgmental towards the thoughts, actions,...

Ockham’s Razor

Ockham's Razor is a well-known concept within philosophy and logic. It stipulates that in trying to understand something and to determine the solution to a given...

Pascals Wager

Pascal's Wager is a philosophical concept developed by French philosopher Blaise Pascal during the mid 17th Century. The argument is rooted in the concept...

The Idea of the “Banking Concept in Education”

The Banking Concept in Education is a concept in philosophy originally explored by Brazilian philosopher Paulo Freire in his 1968 book "Pedagogy of the...

Government and Man

What gives government right to rule?Is it law? Or is it reason? Perhaps consent? All of these things have elements mixed in the current...

Ali Shariati & Liberal Islamic Political Thought

One of the most important political theorists in Iran over the past century was Ali Shariati. Shariati was a well-known Iranian intellectual active during...

Bonnie Steinbock “Most Abortions are Morally Legitimate” Textual Analysis

In the 2005 article “Most Abortions Are Morally Legitimate,” Bonnie Steinbock puts forward an argument stating that abortion is in fact morally justified in...

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