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Trends in African Philosophy 

Existence of African Philosophy Over the years, there has been a debate over the existence of African philosophy. And if there is, about its nature. Many scholars or philosophers deny the existence of African philosophy. This debate about the existence of African philosophy was known as the “Great debate”. The term “trends of African philosophy…




Critical Response on ‘Scrap Moral Studies in Favour of Philosophy’

A letter was published in The Star Online News, called, “Scrap moral studies in favour of Philosophy”, written by Arvin Thurairaj. In that letter, Thurairaj argues that there is not a single academic institution in Malaysia offering a philosophy course at the tertiary level. It is a lamentable state of affairs and he would like…



Ferriols, Lessing and Russell on Philosophy

Human beings are innately inquisitive creatures who are equipped with a powerful intellectual capacity. With this, Ferriols, Lessing and Russell’s made their own strong claims about Philosophy. I shall support their claims as Philosophy is not about finding out the answers to the fundamental questions, it is about the process of trying to find these…



Benevolent deception definition

The principle of respect for autonomy does not apply to people not in a position to act in an autonomous manner. This means that infants, suicidal people, and drug-dependent patients may be validly controlled on the grounds of beneficence to protect them from harm.1 Under the principle of beneficence, the nurse may legitimately restrain a…


African Philosophy: Education System in South Africa

Introduction According to Iweriebor (2011) the majority of Africa had been colonized by European powers in the beginning of the 20th century because of political, religious and economic reasons. Europeans believed that no philosophers were present in Africa as they imposed their knowledge systems on Africans. Chimakonam [n.d.] disputes this claim by stating that the…

Education System,


South Africa

The Concept of Justice

Justice is a quality that is cross-cultural, adopted by distinct social groups, and appreciated by almost everyone. However, what is deemed honest relies on a multitude of variables, including fundamental principles and personal features such as character. Aristotle describes the principle of democracy as the personality of justice with which people behave justly and want…




Aristotle and Amy Taylor About Sex

Human beings care about many things in life and are the reason as to why there exist beliefs and domains in life. Values and ethics make the greatest of human cares and form a major part in consciousness and rational thinking. Several philosophies have existed especially in dealing and guiding human behaviors and characters in…




Sex Education

Teachings of Confucianism and Daoism

Confucianism and Daoism were two of the largest philosophies that helped shape China into what it is today. The Chinese civilization was shaped by Confucianism and Daoism for more than 2500 years. Confucianism and Daoism were very similar, yet different, in many ways. For example, Confucianism and Daoism shared having respect for important things that…



My Interpretation of Plato’s Cave

In this reflection I will explains Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. People experience emotional and intellectual revelations throughout different stages in their lives. It implies that if we rely on our perceptions to know the truth about existence then we will know very little about it. The sense are unreliable and their perceptions imperfect because…

Allegory of The Cave,



Philosophical Teaching of Confucius

The Zhou Dynasty, an era of clashing Chinese states and weak government provided immense instability for central China. One man realized the inconsistency of this period where Chinese principles began to crumble along arising a time of moral decline and used this to motivate his purpose. Confucius, a philosopher and politician, set out to reestablish…



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