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Political Theory

This paper is a completed examination for a course in political theory from the Greek city-states to Saint Thomas Aquinas Question #1 : Please discuss the political organization of the Greek city- states, particularly Athenian democracy at the time of Pericles, Plato, and Aristotle. Also discuss the backgrounds of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle and the […]

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Emergence of enlightenment

  Finally, the Catholic Church was initially less hostile that Protestan and Jewish religious leaders and Italian scientist therefore played a crucial role in scientific progress right up to the trial of Galileo in 1633. Some other countries then became more toleranta because they did not have strong religious leaders etc. i. e. England. After […]

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Tok Essay – Question 5 2010

  Shermer’s definition of science, however, is not clear, and there is a possibility that he also includes mathematics under this definition. The debate about whether or not mathematics is an area of science has raged since Popper first defined science as experimentally falsifiable. Initially, philosophers argued that, as mathematics is completely logical and does […]

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Enlightened Philosophers

A comparison of the philosophies of John Lock; Voltaire; Martin Luther and Galileo from the Enlightenment period. Enlightenment -The Light Bulb of the 1700’s Throughout history many people have changed society with their ideas and actions. Two philosophers whose ideas and actions changed society are Voltaire and John Lock. Martin Luther and Galileo also changed […]

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How far does the Agamemnon reflect

In this essay I shall explore the how far the Agamemnon reflects the Perfect Tragedy. This means that I shall look at the following factors that make the Perfect Tragedy: the plot, themes, outcomes and unity of time and place; character, diction, melody, spectacle and catharsis. I shall see how all these factors contribute to […]

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Aristotle’s theory

Aristotle’s theory of the four causes is convincing’. Discuss Aristotle’s theory of the four causes is convincing because in everything he says we can relate to it. We can relate to it because he used his senses to come up with his theory. Aristotle spent a lot of time observing the world of natural living. […]

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Aristotle tragic hero

“All My Sons” is a modern tragedy by Arthur Miller that presents the themes and ideas of denial, blame and the American dream. Joe Keller is the ‘ordinary’ man, hence his name suggesting ‘ordinary Joe’. He is at the heart of the tragedy, along with his family, as we hear of their missing son lost […]

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Aristotle’s Rhetoric and Martin Luther King

In his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” written to the fellow clergymen on 16 April 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. justifies to the clergymen the non-violent movement of the Negro for their human and civil rights. He uses most effectively the art of rhetoric as taught by Aristotle – the ethos, the pathos and the […]

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Discuss Aristotle’s View That We Become Good By Doing Good Things

Aristotle’s view on becoming good by doing good things gives a very strong sense of nobility. However it is not as easy as it looks or sounds like. Unfortunately when a person tries to do moral or virtuous things, he instead finds himself sometimes wallowing in the mud of confusion. Some of the factors that […]

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“No One Knowingly Does Evil” by Socrates

The argument which I am focusing on is titled “No One Knowingly Does Evil” and is written by Socrates. This argument concludes that those who do evil things do them involuntarily. That is, people do not necessarily want to do evil things, but do them against their will. A very important point is presented by […]

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