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  • Lao Tzu
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    Born in the Chinese province of Henan, Lao Tzu lived from c. 604-c. 531 BCE. He was a philosopher attributed with the writing of the Tao-Te-Ching and the reputed founder of Taoism. ('Tao' meaning the way of all life, 'Te' meaning the fit use of life by all men, and 'Ching' meaning text.) Lao Tzu was not his real name but rather an honorary title given to him by his followers meaning 'Old Master'. Lao Tzu believed that human life is constantly influenced by outer forces; not unlike everything els...
  • Greek Philosophy
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    Greek Philosophy Philosophy, the use of reason and argument in seeking truth and knowledge of reality. Throughout history man has searched for the origins of his existence, both on an outward and inward level, seeking truth and understanding of his world. The first culture to actively explore this idea of philosophy was the Greeks. Because their civilization placed less emphasis on religion and the masses didn't have to constantly answer to religious figures man had time to explore other things....
  • Sir Francis Bacon Sir Francis Bacon
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    Sir Francis Bacon Sir Francis Bacon was born January 22, 1561. He died April 9, 1626. He was an English essayist, lawyer, statesman, and philosopher. He had a major influence on the philosophy of science. When he was 12 years old, he began studies at Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1576 he entered Gray's Inn to pursue a career in law. He was first elected in 1584. Bacon's opposition to royal tax measures would probably have brought an end to his political advancement, but he had the support of th...
  • Locke's Theory Of Natural Rights
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    The Scientific Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment The Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century, which was initiated by the Renaissance, greatly advanced the movement toward modernity. No longer was there a medieval view of the universe, but instead scientific method of understanding. It was then thought that "rigorous and systematic observation and experimentation were the essential means of unlocking nature's secrets" (Western Civilization, 276). Western thinkers increasingly felt ...
  • Aristotle The Most Vital Question Of Metaphysics
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    Metaphysics All men by nature desire to know (p. 51). So does Aristotle begin The Metaphysics, a book, or rather a collection of lectures. It is the book of the greatest importance for an understanding of the philosophy of Aristotle, and has had a tremendous influence on the European thought. The word Metaphysics derives from the Greek meta ta physik a (after the things of nature). In medieval and modern philosophy metaphysics has also been taken to mean the study of things transcending nature. ...
  • Novel Never Cry Wolf By Farley Mowat
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    Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat For my book report, I have chosen the novel Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat. In this report I will give a brief summary of the novel as well as why Have chosen it for my report. Finally, I will give my reactions to the novel with regards to its analysis of the place of human beings in nature, whether the destiny of humans and nature is intertwined, and how nature is regarded by the different religious and political philosophies demonstrated in the novel. Never Cry W...
  • Nature The Soul
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    Ralph Waldo Emerson, nineteenth century poet and writer, expresses a philosophy of life, based on our inner self and the presence of the soul. Emerson regarded and learned from the great minds of the past, he says repeatedly that each person should live according to his own thinking. I will try to explain Emerson's philosophy, according to what I think he is the central theme in all his works". Do not seek answers outside yourself" This is the main idea of Waldo's philosophy. He thinks that a ma...

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