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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).

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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)

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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).

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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)

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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)

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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)

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10 Ethical Theses of Confucius

Every one of us desires to live in a place where peace and harmony exists. Nobody in this world would deny a life that is peaceful and meaningful, nor deny a place where he, together with his love ones is well-secured. Since man live in a world that is full of trials, he is prone in experiencing the difficulties and challenges in life. We cannot deny the fact that the world we are living is not safe at all. Immorality is observed everywhere; corruption in any aspect is rampant; ignorance imprisons a lot of people, etc.

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Utilitarianism and other Moral Philosophies: A Fun Quiz Game

Utilitarianism and other Moral Philosophies: A Fun Quiz Game

Utilitarianism is known as a consequentialist theory, a subclass of teleological moral theory. It is probably the most influential consequentialist theory.
 
Derived from the Latin term utilis which means ‘useful,’ utilitarianism basically states that what is useful is good, and that the moral value of actions are determined by the utility of its consequences.
 
The following AUTOMATED FUN QUIZ GAME is about utilitarianism, other moral theories, and various ethicists.

Enjoy playing while learning!

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The Role of Religion in Ethics: A Fun Quiz Game

The Role of Religion in Ethics: A Fun Quiz Game

Religions have an ethical component. Ethics, which is one of the major branches of philosophy, involves right conduct and good life.

Many philosophers defend the idea of God as a basic requirement of ethics. The fact that we ought to be virtuous and do our duty is deemed to be necessarily linked with the concept of the Divine and the Supernatural.
 
This AUTOMATED FUN QUIZ GAME involves topics such as atheism, humanism, secularism, theism, non-theism, religion, moral, ethics, and the like.
 

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Basic Theories as Frameworks in Ethics: Fun Quiz Game

Basic Theories as Frameworks in Ethics: Fun Quiz Game

Framework refers to a basic structure underlying a system or concept. Contextually in Ethics, it refers to "a set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality." With this definition, a framework is pretty much like a worldview or a held theory.
 
Personally held frameworks and principles in Ethics dictate one’s moral disposition or the way a person resolves moral dilemmas. Hence, it is important to learn the basic moral theories which are espoused or held by many people. 
 
This automated fun quiz game is about Basic Theories as Frameworks in Ethics, such as the following:
1. Meta-Ethics
1.1. Cognitivism vs. Non-cognitivism
1.2. Universalism vs. Relativism
1.3. Empiricism vs. Rationalism vs. Intuitionism
2. Normative Ethics
2.1. Deontology
2.2. Teleology
2.3. Virtue ethics
3. Applied Ethics
3.1. Bioethics
3.2. Environmental Ethics
3.3. Business Ethics 
3.4. Sexual ethics 
3.5. Social ethics

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