Philosophers reside in their comfortable armchairs atop the Ivory Tower of academia speculating about the nature of the world, seldom venturing downstairs to see how their theories work in the real world. As such, a majority of the work in philosophy is produced at a desk where the authors are removed from the situations they … [Read more…]
A close examination of the use of the Ancient Greek word eleos (pity) in Homer’s epic the Iliad reveals a concept of pity that is radically different from the traditional western Christian notion.
In a paper on George Berkeley’s unique immaterialism, Professor C.D. Broad asserts that Berkeley ought to have held the position that the having of a sensation is, “an occurrence in the mental history of some one and only one person at some one and only one date.”
This study examines Allport’ s “ contact hypothesis” and the effects of intrapersonal media contact on the amelioration of homosexual prejudices and stereotypes. Studies have shown that media contact has a large effect on prejudices and stereotypes.
Philosophy of Religion is naturally concerned with whether or not we should believe in God. To this end, philosophers have argued for and against God’s existence.
The guillotine, used in France as recently as 1977, is now generally considered to be cruel punishment. In a similar manner, gas chambers and hanging are increasingly seen as cruel; yet the Constitution prohibits such cruel and unusual punishment.
Science is often said to be reductionistic. Reductionism is the idea that macroscopic entities can be explained in terms of their parts. If everything can be so reduced, we seem to be left with a world in which only fundamental elements really exist.
Had the politics of the first few centuries of the Common Era been somewhat different, Gnosticism might now be the dominant religion of the West.
Mikhail Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita, the story of Satan on a jaunt through 1930s Moscow, offers a reformulation of various notions central to modern Christianity.
The concept of lesbian separatism stems from the historical exclusion of lesbians from the Women’s Liberation Movement and from the Gay Liberation Movement.
This presentation examines and critiques the diagnostic criteria and theoretical concepts that are associated with borderline personality disorder (BPD).
In the Middle Ages the reception of Greek science produced a challenge to orthodox belief about creation in Islam, Judiasm, and Christianity.
In this paper I will first present Zeno’s Paradoxes of Motion. I will then present Aristotle’s attempts to resolve these paradoxes. In doing so, I will first present the foundation of Aristotle’s argument – his motions of time and motion as continuous, found almost exclusively in the Physics.
This paper examines the “culture of protest,” and the resultant violence of the 1960s, as a by-product of the rise of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).
One of the important motivations for 17th century scientists to study the natural world was a theological one.