Callards Dichotomy: The Weakness Of Will Essay

The weakness of will is defined as a lack of self-control or the state of acting against one’s better judgment. Philosophers have debated for years about the philosophical puzzle surrounding the concept of the weakness of will. At the heart of the philosophical puzzle is the dichotomy between acknowledging the best course of action to … Read more

Meaningful Life By Susan Wolff Essay

The Subjective Meaningful Life “What do we want when we want a meaningful life? What is it that makes some lives meaningful, others less so? ” (pg. 1). These are questions we all ask ourselves at some point or another during our lives. We spend the majority of our lives aspiring to achieve a meaningful … Read more

Essay On Lao Tzu

Lao-tzu is one of the most famous philosopher and writer in Chinese history. Also, he was known as the father of Taoism, who wrote the philosophical document “Tao-te Ching”. According to Lao-tzu, the main theory of “Tao-te Ching” is “Tao”. The term “Tao” is not that easy to define which not only simply mean “the … Read more

Life Boat Ethical Analysis Essay

Aristotle, a famous Greek philosopher, had a theory of trying to simplify the task of arguing by dividing and classifying arguments into three types. The three types are called Logos or logic-base, Pathos or emotion based, and Ethos or credibility based. The two classic essays, “Life Boat Ethics” by Garrett Hardin and “A Modest Proposal” … Read more

Essay on Hanne Darboven’s Clockwise From Right

The artistic display at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery of Hanne Darboven titled, “Clockwise from right”, proves to bring light upon the thoughts of Friedrich Nietzshe. One of Nietzsche’s important topics includes the idea of a rational and intuitive man. This essay will explore the question of whether Nietzshe was right when he said that rationality … Read more

Confucian Virtue Ethics Research Paper

Finally I argue that the evidence produced and discussed at length within the thesis provides abundant evidence for strong similarities in Aristotle and Confucius’s outlooks concerning ethics. Emerging from the point that both of their works can be classified as examples of virtue ethics and building upon the numerous areas of convergence between them too … Read more