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Augustine's Moral Philosophy: An Analysis

 AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO (354-430) is one of the most eminent Western Doctors of the Church and the first major Christian ethical philosopher.
Augustine’s moral philosophy is also eudemonistic or concerns the attainment of happiness. It also recognizes the significance of virtues, though its real focal point is love, particularly the love of God.

Happiness, wisdom, and reason
Following the ancient Greek ethicists, Augustine regards moral philosophy as an enquiry into the Summum Bonum: the supreme good, which affords the happiness all persons seek. Happiness is equated with the achievement of wisdom. The typical objects of desire – wealth, earthly power, honors, physical beauty – do not guarantee happiness, much less moral goodness. Only the Supreme Wisdom, the Omniscient God, provides ultimate contentment.

Thomas Aquinas' Ethics: An Analysis

 ALSO CALLED THE ANGELIC DOCTOR and the Prince of Scholastics, Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) is an Italian philosopher and theologianwho ranks among the most important thinkers of the medieval time period. 
 
In Ethics, Aquinas depends so heavily on Aristotle. Like the Greek philosopher, Aquinas believes that all actions are directed towards ends and that happiness is the final end.Aquinas also thinks that happiness is not equated with pleasure, material possessions, honor, or any sensual good, but consists in activities in accordance with virtue. A person needs a moral character cultivated through the habits of choice to realize real happiness. But like Augustine, Aquinas declares that this ultimate happiness is not attainable in this life, forhappiness in the present life remains imperfect. True happiness,then, is to be found only in the souls of the blessed inheaven orin beatitude with God.

15 Interesting Facts About Plato

 

15 Interesting Facts About Plato
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The Greek philosopher from Athens named PLATO is one of the most important figures of the ancient Greek world and th
e entire history of Western thought. Let’s know more about him by reading this article.
Here are 15 interesting things about Plato:
 

1. Plato is just a nickname and his actual name is Aristocles (ask.com)

2. The nickname Plato (which means “broad” or “wide” in Greek) was given to him in reference to his broad shoulders. (platophilosophymrj.blogspot.com)

3. Plato was born in 428 BC and he died in 347 BC (ask.com).

10 Interesting Things About Jean-Paul Sartre

 
 Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre was a French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the Philosophy of existentialism, and one of the leading figures in 20th century French Philosophy and Marxism.
The following are 10 interesting things about Jean-Paul Sartre:

1. Jean-Paul Sartre was born on June 21, 1905 in Paris, France. He was a notorious chain smoker. – (Wikipedia.org)

15 Interesting Facts About Plato

 
The Athenian philosopher Plato is one of the most important figures of the ancient Greek world and the entire history of Western thought. Let’s know more about him by reading this article.
 
Here are 15 interesting things about Plato:
 

1. Plato is just a nickname and his actual name is Aristocles (ask.com)

2. The nickname Plato (which means “broad” or “wide” in Greek) was given to him in reference to his broad shoulders. (platophilosophymrj.blogspot.com)

3. Plato was born in 428 BC and he died in 347 BC (ask.com).

Getting a Little Deeper About Karl Marx

Karl Heinrich Marx is the communism’s most zealous intellectual advocate. He was born on May 1, 1818 at Trier, Kingdom of Prussia (currently known as Germany) and died on March 14, 1883 at the age of 64 in London, United Kingdom. He was a German Jewish philosopher, historian, sociologist, economist, and writer.
 
The following are some of the not so popular info about Marx:

1. Did you know that Karl Marx’s favorite food is fish, his favorite person is Spartacus, and his favorite writer is Baglas? (historyguide.org)

2. He spent his most adult life relying on Friedrich Engels for financial support.  Engels gave Marx at least five pounds every month to survive. (marxists.org)

10 Things You Should Know About John Locke

 John Locke was born on August 29, 1632 in Wring ton, Somerset, England. He died at aged 72 on October 28, 1707. He was a 17th century philosopher, and had a brainy quotation that “Education begins the gentleman, but reading, a good company and reflection must finish him”.
 
The following are some interesting facts about John Locke

1. John Locke believed in the middle class and its right to freedom of the inner voice, and its property. (answer.com)

2. Locke's greatest philosophical work, “An essay concerning Human Understanding” is generally seen as a defining work of seventeenth-century empiricist epistemology and metaphysics. (Stanford encyclopedia)

10 Interesting Things About Henry Sidgwick

   Henry Sidgwick is one of the most influential ethical philosophers of the Victorian era, and his work continues to exert a powerful influence on Anglo-American ethical and political theory.
            Here are some of the interesting things about him:

1.Henry Sidgwick was born on May 31, 1838 at Skipton in Yorkshire. He was a British philosopher, politician, poet, political historian, literary critic, parapsychologist, and educational theorist. He is founder of the Cambridge school of philosophy, Cambridge school of economics, and Cambridge school of political theory. (plato.stanford.edu)

2. He was a famous teacher. He was deeply interested in psychical phenomena, but his energies were primarily devoted to the study of religion and philosophy. (wikipedia.org)

"A TIME WASTED IS A LIFE WASTED"

“A Time Wasted is a Life Wasted”

By Ricson M. Ricardo

 

Do you know Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, Jobs, Gates etc.?
They are men in the past and today who are changing and changed the history of the world.

Various Belief Systems: An e-Learning Quiz Game and Reviewer

Various Belief Systems: An e-Learning Quiz Game and Reviewer

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