Philosophy

Implication for Marxism and Revolutionary Praxis

Introduction Karl Marx was arguably one of the brightest minds in the 19th century. He developed an idea together with his friend Engels, that the modern age is ripe for a revolution. This revolution is a natural outcome of human struggle. This struggle will produce an egalitarian society where there...

The Reductionist and Anti-Reductionist Approaches to Religion

Introduction Religion can be studied from a variety of paradigms. One of the paradigms is the reductionist vs. anti-reductionist approach. Eliade is one of the religious scholars who subscribe to the anti-reductionist religious-philosophical school of thought. Eliade and other anti-reductionists hold that religion cannot be explained as by-products of some...

Braden’s “The Divine Matrix”: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief

Introduction The mysterious changes consuming the globe in the contemporary decades have been behind human imagination and no one is well positioned to explain what resulted in such alterations. The interpretations of nature, divinity, and the way religions and cultures undertake their spiritual and holy activities are quite different and...

Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas: Three Determinants of Morality

Introduction It is rare to define good and evil without mentioning morality. In essence, goodness is termed as acting in accordance with the nature of doing things. However, such must be deemed to complete an individual’s fullness as a human being. On the other hand, evil is perceived as acts...

“The Spirit of the Laws” by Montesquieu

Introduction The Spirit of Laws is a discourse on political theory. The book was initially published anonymously in 1748. The rationale for the anonymous publication was because Montesquieu’s work had been placed under censorship. The influence of the book outside France led to its translation into different languages. The first...

Moral Leadership: Definition and Demonstration

Introduction Traditionally, the topic of leadership ethics was narrowly covered and thus it only received the attention of theorists who wrote texts on ethical leadership. However, the contemporary leadership is covered in moving pictures, films, acted by various artists. Proponents of films as an important source of information regarding ethical...

Philosophical Analysis of Collins’ “Good to Great”

Introduction In the current competitive business environment, companies are struggling to find ways of making radical shifts from what is considered conventional, to new approaches that can manage the emerging threats. According to Collins (2005), many companies are always striving to achieve good performance. The managing directors and other relevant...

Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory

Introduction In his famous book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences’, Howard Gardner came out strongly to analyze human intelligence. To achieve this, Gardner used psychometric testing as the main method of inquiry. He set out to explain that intelligence is not one single entity, but rather there...

What Are the Limitations of Democratic Political Systems?

Introduction Although democracy in general and liberal democracy, in particular, is subjected in the public view as a type of state organization that allows maximum inclusiveness of all people in the political system, there are still some limitations and dilemmas, which can relate both to the specific historical circumstance and...

Law and Morality: Where the Lines Overlap

The question of law and morality are the same thing and where does law meet morality has been plaguing the legal philosophers for quite some time. Trying to resolve the issue of the compatibility of law and morality, one might find oneself adrift among the plethora of arguments – and,...

High-Performance Ethics by Cantrell and Lucas

Abstract This paper is a critique of a book on the principles that characterize the journey towards high performance ethics. It provides a set of ten ethical principles that, if embraced, built character and create a high-performance culture in the organization. Three ethical perspectives that relate to the ideas in...

Ontology and Constructionist Ontology

The ontology may have various explanations and definitions (Bhattacherjee 2012). Social science researchers could explain ontology as a branch of metaphysics that aims at identifying the things that exist in this world. It is the philosophical assumption that helps to comprehend how people see the world, accept changes, and live...

Emmanuel Kant on Enlightenment and Guardianship

The actual reason why Immanuel Kant is being considered the one of Western greatest philosophers is that, even in the light of the realities of today’s living, his philosophical legacy appears discursively relevant. The validity of this statement can be well illustrated in regards to Kant’s idea as to what...

Educational Research: Philosophical Approaches

Abstract This article offers a critical review of the philosophical approaches in educational research. In order to bring out the point clearly, the article illustrates the basic research processes and their philosophical basis. It is shown that the limitations posed by one method of inquiry prompted the development of another....

‘Altered Representations’ Research Project

Introduction I am grateful for an opportunity to present my thesis proposal on my selected research problem. I believe my properly timed research study will enable me to put into practice my research skills learnt in classroom as well as acquire new ones. It will also add value to the...

Pragmatism and Its Impact on Public Administration

Introduction The philosophy of pragmatism has brought significant changes into the world of science having presented research, knowledge and the truth from a new perspective. These changes can be concisely articulated by the quote from (Miller, 2004), “All pragmatists want to develop knowledge that works” (p.245). Pragmatism has influenced the...

Categorical Imperative and Consequentialism

According to Kant law controls whole nature and everything in nature exist under certain laws. Wise people are supposed to behave according to the rules of the law and its values. This competencey is called will. As the reason is must for the origin of actions from law, will is...

Corporatism History and Causes

Executive Summary Corporatism is redefined to include Functional Corporatism and Ideological Corporatism with a further sub-division into Neo-corporatism, Experimental Corporatism, Ideological Corporatism and Historical Corporatism. This paper attempts to provide a broad definition of Corporatism together with the history and causes for the emergence of corporatist state structure. While detailing...

Articles by Rene Descartes Review

Rene Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist who lived between 1596 and 1650. Often called the father of modern philosophy, Descartes introduced a shift in thinking from the empiricist school of thought in which people believed all knowledge ultimately comes to us through our senses to the rationalist...

Epistemology: Philosophy of Knowledge

Introduction Philosophies are schools of thought, brought up by people who wish to go into the depth of things and analyze with their own outlook. They are not influenced by other’s thoughts, but come out with a new and significant expression pertaining to a certain area considered for study. All...

“New Testament Theology” by Howard Marshall.

Introduction There are numerous books presenting as many different theologies regarding the New Testament on the market today. Choosing one can often be confusing. However, one author continues to appear on the shelves with approachable concepts and conversational language making these ideas easily accessible and understandable. With 20 books now...

Constructing a Social System Theory

This essay presents and critiques the social system theories presented in the “Sane Society” by Fromm and the “Ethics for the New Millennium” by the Dalai Lama. Both Fromm (1990, p.3) and Dalai Lama (1999, p. 2) indicate dissatisfaction with the state of affairs in society. Having indicated what is...

Western Philosophy Explained

Introduction The history of contemporary Western philosophy seeks its roots in the works and philosophies presented by Thales (ca. 640-546 B.C.), Anaximander (ca. 610-546 B.C.) and Anaxagoras (488?-428 B.C.) Thales is stated as the founder of naturalistic orientation in logic as well as the first person to introduce mathematics, geometry...