Philosophy Essays

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Objecting the Euthyphro Objection
6th May 2021
Introduction: The Divine Command Theory of Morality claims right actions are those commanded by God, and wrong actions are those forbidden. This designates God’s commandments and prohibitions as the foundation for morality. The Euthyphro objection to this theory rejects God as the sole determiner of good and bad...

Seeking Meaning in an Irrational and Meaningless World
22nd Apr 2021
Introduction: Albert Camus, an existentialist within the 20th century, argues that the absurdity of life occurs when humans begin to contemplate and reflect on who they are and what kind of life they live and whether or not these hold any meaning....

Arguments that Prove the Existence of God
1st Jun 2020
Introduction: In this essay it shall be discussed whether there are any arguments which work to prove the existence of God. The teleological and cosmological arguments shall be first discussed, criticised by showin...

Descartes First Meditations: Veridical Experiences"
1st Jun 2020
Introduction: The question of whether or not one can know whether one is dreaming has become a staple of philosophical discussion since Descartes wrote The Meditations in the 1600s. Engaging in philosophy for the f...

Do Virtue Ethics offer an Account of being Right?
1st Jun 2020
Introduction: This essay shall discuss whether or not virtue ethics offers a convincing account of what it is to be morally right. It shall focus on Hursthouse’s version of virtue ethics, which shall be outli...

Is Machiavelli a Teacher of Evil?
1st Jun 2020
Introduction: This essay will consider whether or not Machiavelli was a teacher of evil, with specific reference to his text ‘The Prince’. It shall first be shown what it was that Machiavelli taught and...

Aristotle’s Deep Thoughts of Science
18th May 2020
Introduction: Aristotle’s Deep Thoughts of Science Animals have always been a part of humanity’s culture and throughout history their roles in society have evolved. In today’s society, some peo...

Morailty of the Death Penalty and Country Differences
18th May 2020
Introduction: Is the death penalty morally wrong for foreigners if it is the standard punishment in that country? In this paper I will discuss the thesis that it is morally right for the death penalty...

Ethical Issues Analysis: Rights and Responsibilities
18th May 2020
Introduction: Ethical Issues Analysis: Rights and Responsibilities The environment is the natural world, and all surroundings, including those already affected by human activity. To preserve the natur...

Analysis of The Allegory of the Cave
18th May 2020
Introduction: The Allegory of the Cave is a story from Book VII in Plato’s, a Greek philosopher, “The Republic,” written in B.C.E. 517. It is one of Plato’s best-known stories. Man...

Applying John Locke to America Today
18th May 2020
Introduction: Imagining John Locke is alive today, observing America’s political realities. His ideas about religion and private property rights, and views of Donald Trump’s call for a Muslim ban as well a...

Critique of Utilitarianism
18th May 2020
Introduction: Critique of Utilitarianism  Imagine you are spending quality time with your mom on a nice Sunday afternoon. You both decide to go to a restaurant in town, The Cheesecake Factory. As...

Meaning of Human Freedom for Aquinas and Hobbes
18th May 2020
Introduction: Discuss the meaning of human freedom for Aquinas and for Hobbes and determine whether law in any form restricts or furthers this freedom for each. In the course of your discussion consider what a...

Aristotle's Theories of Virtue and Ethics
18th May 2020
Introduction: Sometimes, the moral intellectualism of Aristotle has been exaggerated pretending that he despises or ignores the natural inclination of man towards pleasure and happiness. But it has been done u...

Cultural Relativism vs Euthanasia
18th May 2020
Introduction: With the patients incredible amounts of pain and suffering will end, the patient would die knowing that it was their choice as we all have free will, vital organs can be saved and used to save ot...

Application of Relativism to Women's Autonomy
18th May 2020
Introduction:  “Ethical relativism is the theory that holds that morality is relative to the norms of one’s culture. That is, whether an action is right or wrong depends on the moral norms of the ...

Evaluation of Existentialism Theories
18th May 2020
Introduction: Existentialism is a division of philosophy focused on the explanation of life and how we, as people, live in the world. Throughout an individual’s life, they make decisions that affect their ov...

Why Should We Be Moral?
18th May 2020
Introduction: Introduction Morality refers to the most vital code of conduct set and recognized by a society and accepted by the people of that society. It also entails a structure of behavior regardi...

Theistic Argument of Morals: Does God Exist?
18th May 2020
Introduction: The moral arguments regarding the existence of God form a wide range that reason the moral life or some feature of morality to the existence of a divine creator, who is usually understood to be a...

Evaluation of Ontological Arguments and Theories
18th May 2020
Introduction: Ontological Commitment The Ontolgical Argument deals with the nature of being; of what exists and what kind of things exist in the universe. Onto (being) and Logia (spoken or written dis...

Aristotle's Views on the Purpose of Life
18th May 2020
Introduction: Why need to talk about “being human”? What makes a person’s life meaningful? What will I gain from my activities? What is the ultimate purpose of my life? I don’t know whe...