Cover photo of Saint George - (1) Chapter one. Milton in context of his time: I will begin by putting the author into context of his time, so when I come to talk about the Philosophical problems contained within his text the reader will already be informed of what kind of writer he was, (2) … Continue reading John Milton’s Arianism and Theodicy in Paradise Lost.
In this essay I will be attempting to answer the question 'Is it irrational to care differently about some happening on the basis of whether it lies in the past or in the future, and (in each case) how far?' When it comes to our past situations we certainly do care differently to how we … Continue reading The rationality of care across time.
In this essay I will be attempting to see if a person can only be morally responsible for what they have done if they could have done otherwise. I will take a look at each view that impacts the conclusion to this answer, and then set out my own answer to this question. When we … Continue reading Moral responsibility and society.
In this essay I will be attempting to explain what the necessary connection between cause and effect entails, and whether or not it is logically founded. I will be looking at Plato, Aristotle, Russell, Hume and Kant respectively to set out the problem with causality and what kind of conclusions can be made about it … Continue reading The necessary connection between cause and effect.
In this essay I will be attempting to explain the phenomenological method and Epoché before studying what it does and does not accomplish. First of all I will be defining phenomenology and setting out Edmund Husserl's (1859-1938) method. When this is done I will be looking into Husserl's Epoché by showing how he was influenced … Continue reading The Phenomenological Epoché.
In this essay I will attempting to concentrate on the argument from design and whether or not the existence of regularity and order in this world (Universe) provide compelling evidence for the existence of God. I will begin with a brief explanation of what the teleological argument is. I will then put forward Thomas Aquinas' (1225-1274) version of the … Continue reading Does this universe suggest a God?
In this essay I will be looking at the ontological argument in order to find out if it demonstrates that there is a contradiction in denying the existence of God. I will begin with a short description of what exactly the ontological argument is. Then I will put forward Saint Anselm of Canterbury's (1033–1109) ontological argument, using Gaunilo of Marmoutiers (11th-century) … Continue reading Is it a contradiction to deny God’s existence?