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Andrea Borghini

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By Andrea Borghini

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    • Philosophical Quotes on History Created: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      A selection of important quotes about history, which are relevant also for philosophical discussions." itemprop="description"> Saturday, July 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      A selection of important quotes about intelligence, which bear significance for philosophical concerns." itemprop="description"> Saturday, July 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      A selection of important quotes about identity, which bear significance also for philosophical concerns." itemprop="description"> Saturday, July 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      A selection of important quotes on time, which bear particular significance also for philosophical discussions." itemprop="description">> Saturday, July 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      A selection of important quotes on beauty, which bear philosophical significance." itemprop="description"> Sunday, February 26, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      The choice of a philosophy graduate program can be extremely difficult. In the U.S.A. alone, there are over one hundred of well-established departments granting graduate degrees (M.A., M.Phil., or Ph.D.) Needless to say, Canada, the U.K., Australia, France, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Germany, and a few other countries have graduate programs that are well-regarded too. How to decide where is most suitable to study?
    • What Is Political Science? Created: Monday, November 14, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Political science studies governments in all their forms and aspects, both theoretical and practical. Once a branch of philosophy, political science nowadays is typically considered a social science. The history of the discipline is virtually as long as that of humanity. Its roots in the Western tradition are typically individuated in the works of Plato and Aristotle.
    • Descartes's Proofs of God's Existence Created: Sunday, April 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      René Descartes (1596-1650) famously produced some original arguments to prove God's existence. The arguments played a key role in his Meditations on First Philosophy, as they allowed him to conclude that something beyond himself existed. Here goes a reconstruction of the arguments, as found in the third meditation.
    • What Is Beauty? Created: Saturday, October 29, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      The nature of beauty is one of the most fascinating riddles of philosophy. Is beauty universal? How do we know it? How can we predispose ourselves to embrace it? Nearly every major philosopher has engaged with these questions and their cognates, including the great figures of ancient Greek philosophy such as Plato and Aristotle.
    • How to Read Philosophy Created: Sunday, August 28, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      What is specific about philosophical reading? Which tips and guidelines can you follow to improve your understanding of philosophical texts? How to use philosophy books to enhance your philosophica...
    • Best Online Philosophy Sources I: Encyclopedias, Radios, and TVs Created: Saturday, March 17, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      Since the advent of internet, philosophy sources on the web have grown steadily both in number and varieties. Nowadays, having an online profile and being up to date with regard to the latest debat...
    • Spinoza on Ethics: Selected Quotes Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Baruch Spinoza was a central figure in early modern philosophy. Among his major contributions, a theory of ethics that is widely taught and discussed. This article collects some important quotes on...
    • Kant on Ethics: Selected Quotes Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Immanuel Kant was a central figure in the philosophy of Enlightenment. Among his major contributions, a theory of ethics that is widely taught and discussed. This article collects some important qu...
    • Rousseau on Education: Selected Quotes Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a central figure in the philosophy of Enlightenment. Among his major contributions, a theory of education and human development that was widely debated and that still draw...
    • Plato and Aristotle on Women: Selected Quotes Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Plato and Aristotle defended different views on the nature of women and of their role in society. This article collects some influential quotes on the topic." itemprop="des$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop="...
    • Plato and Aristotle on the Family: Selected Quotes Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Plato and Aristotle have proposed radical views on the family, which influenced the debate on the topic in Western philosophy. This article collects some influential quotes on the topic."
    • Wikileaks and What the Public Should Not Know Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      The controversies surrounding the blog Wikileaks gave a new dress to old questions concerning the ethics and politics of information. Assange has been criticized on a number of counts, including be...
    • Charity and False Consciousness Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      In December 2006 philosopher Peter Singer appropriately titled an article for the "New York Times Magazine" "What Should a Billionaire Give – And What Should You?" In the article, Singer made...
    • The Limits of Ethical Consumerism Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Ethical consumerism has become a central concept for shoppers around the world. Labels such as Fair Trade and organic are just the tip of the iceberg of a specialized market that kept growing over ...
    • Nudge and Philosophy Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      In 2008, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein published a book that aimed to apply choice architecture in a benign way, one that could be openly endorsed also by governments and public institutions. Th...
    • The Right to Ignorance and Genetic Testing Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      We obviously know a lot about ourselves, at least in a quotidian sense of the verb "to know". For instance, we carry many memories of ourselves and we are often evaluated by others in explicit ways...
    • Zen Philosophy Best Quotes Created: Saturday, June 29, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Zen is famous in the West thanks to its short, elliptical, yet intriguing proverbs and sayings. Here is a list of some famous Zen quotations." itemprop="description" Thursday, February 07, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      While lying can been seen as a threat to civil society, there seem to be several instances in which it seems to be the most intuitively moral option." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • Can Violence Be Just? Created: Sunday, December 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      In some circumstances it is evident that violence is unjust. But some cases appear more debatable: can violence ever be justified?" itemprop="description">...
    • What Is Psychological Violence? Created: Sunday, December 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      What is violence? What forms can it take? Can human life be void of violence, and should it be? Explore these ethical dilemmas and more in this article." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • Philosophy and the Systematics of Storms Created: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Philosophers are typically intrigued with understanding the structure of reality and the ways in which humans may get it wrong. This is indeed the goal of those vested to study metaphysics and epis...
    • Philosophy of Education Created: Friday, August 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Though education is often thought in relation to the school system, educational processes aren't restricted to what is imparted in a school setting." itemprop="description"" --> itemprop="descripti...
    • Sport Ethics Created: Monday, July 09, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Sport ethics has come to be a foremost point of contact between philosophy, civil institutions, and society at large." itemprop="description">> Sunday, May 20, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      New theories of mind and matter, of the divine, and of civic society - among others - were proposed by figures such as Descartes, Locke, Hume, and Kant." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • Best Friendship Quotes Created: Monday, April 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      What is friendship? How many types of friendship can we recognize and in what degree shall we seek each of them? Several of the greatest philosophers have addressed those questions and neighboring ...
    • Best Philosophy Jokes Created: Sunday, April 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      There are plenty of hilarious philosophy jokes out there, some of which could easily be incorporated as teaching materials, both for children and adults." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • Best Online Philosophy Sources II: Blogs Created: Sunday, March 18, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Here find a selection of the most influential blogs in philosophy to date along with some additional useful sources like the Philosophical Gourmet Report." itemprop="descriP='t3'" --> itemprop="des...

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