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Classical Philosophy

Types of Evil: Natural and Moral

April 16, 2021

Both natural evil and moral evil affect human lives in a significant manner. Moral evil hurts both the perpetrator and the victim. Natural evil, on the other hand, can enable people to feel compassion and help each other. […]

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Classical Philosophy

Gnosticism: Shadow of Orthodox Christianity

April 15, 2021

Traditional Christian views have always received their share of threats since ancient times. One of such challenges is Gnosticism, which challenges the traditional teachings of Christianity, thereby giving rise to many conspiracies. […]

Classical Philosophy

Early Thinkers and Meaning of Evil in Christianity

April 15, 2021

There had been several approaches by various thinkers toward having a better understanding of what evil actually means. Over the years, Christian theology offered several theories of evil and how one can affirm the existence of God in the face of evil. […]

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Classical Philosophy

Thrasymachus: A New Face of Evil

April 5, 2021

In his early writings, Plato depicted evil as an outcome of ignorance. With time, Plato’s views on evil became more complicated and his depiction of good and bad people became more radical. […]

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Classical Philosophy

Plato’s Reflections on Human Evil and Malice

April 5, 2021

In his dialogues on what he perceived to be evil, Plato has shared that that evil is a consequence of ignorance; that no one goes against their well-formed judgment, and that a well-formed judgment can never be truly evil. […]

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Classical Philosophy

The Early Notions about Evil

February 7, 2021

The earliest thoughts and notions of humans about evil is that evil is somehow larger than individual human decisions to be bad, and that evil must predate or precede human malice. […]

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Classical Philosophy

Are We Living in the Matrix?

February 5, 2021

For most of us, it’s important to know that we are living in actual reality and not in some sort of a simulation. However, there are theories that make us doubt the very nature of reality. […]

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Classical Philosophy

“The Matrix”, Simulation, and the Inherent Value of Reality

February 5, 2021

The correspondence theory of truth maintains that a proposition is true when it corresponds to an outer experience. Based on this definition, things could even be true even in “The Matrix”. The world is real, even if it is just a simulation. […]

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Classical Philosophy

The Pedagogy of Confucius

July 5, 2017

Almost everyone is familiar with the name Confucius, but not as many are familiar with the impact his philosophy has made on the world at large. Confucius’s concepts of how life should be experienced, the dynamics between citizen and government, the structure of family, and his views on how to operate in an increasingly turbulent society remain relevant hundreds of years after his death. They formed the philosophical backbone of East Asian civilization as well as influencing the Western world in innumerable ways […]

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