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  • Spinoza God
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    SPINOZA Spinoza was born into a Jewish family in 1632 during the Spanish Inquisition. His parents fled Spain after heavy persecution by the Catholics to convert. When Spinoza was just 12 years old he began to question his teachings of Judaism being the "best" religion. A few years later he was ex-communicated by his synagogue for questioning those beliefs. He believed that the Bible was not to be used in a literal sense, but to be interpreted metaphorically. His religious philosophy was that rel...
  • Bentham By His Own Writings
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    Bentham by John Stuart Mill London and Westminster Review, Aug. 1838, revised in 1859 in Dissertations and Discussion, vol. 1. There are two men, recently deceased, to whom their country is indebted not only for the greater part of the important ideas which have been thrown into circulation among its thinking men in their time, but for a revolution in its general modes of thought and investigation. These men, dissimilar in almost all else, agreed in being closet-students - secluded in a peculiar...
  • Philosophy Of The Mind Transcendentalism
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    Transcendentalism: The Philosophy of the Mind Transcendentalism is the view that the basic truth of the universe lies beyond the knowledge obtained from the senses, a knowledge that transcendentalists regard as the mere appearance of things (Adventures 162). Transcendentalists believe the mind is where ideas are formed. The transcendentalist ideas of God, man, and the universe were not all original, but were a combination of other philosophies and religions. One of the major questions of philoso...
  • Taoist Philosophy
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    Opposed to the li (law) school is the x in (mind) school of Neo-Confucianism. The chief exponent of the x in school was Wang Yang ming, who taught the unity of knowledge and practice. His major proposition was that apart from the mind, neither law nor object exists. In the mind, he asserted, are embodied all the laws of nature, and nothing exists without the mind. Ones supreme effort should be to develop the intuitive knowledge of the mind, not through the study or investigation of natural law, ...
  • Wordsworth's Love Of Nature At Tintern Abbey
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    The Influence of Nature in "Tintern Abbey" In "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey", William Wordsworth explains the impact of Nature from Tintern Abbey in his every day life. "Tintern Abbey" shows the great importance of nature to Wordsworth in his writings, love for life, and religion. The memories he has of Tintern Abbey make even the darkest days full of light. As a result of Wordsworth's many memories of Tintern Abbey, his life appears to be happy. The recollection of Tintern Abb...
  • Transcendentalist Form Of Adult Education
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    Although Transcendentalism as a historical movement was limited in time from the mid 1830's to the late 1840's and in space to eastern Massachusetts, its ripples continue to spread through American culture. Beginning as a quarrel within the Unitarian church, Transcendentalism's questioning of established cultural forms, its urge to reintegrate spirit and matter, its desire to turn ideas into concrete action developed a momentum of its own, spreading from the spheres of religion and education to ...
  • Naturalist State And Bonds With Nature
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    Anthropologist To Naturalist – An Analysis Of Anthropologist To Naturalist – An Analysis Of Canto Iv By Bryon In Canto IV of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Byron takes a look into the mortality of man, contrasting it to the immortality of Nature. He transforms from an anthropologist to a naturalist, by analyzing the imperfect aspects of mankind. However, by what methods does Byron make the transition from anthropologist to naturalist? My essay will take a look into how Bryon begins by i...

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