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What is Enlightenment?

What is Enlightenment? “What is Enlightenment” is an essay or a question answered by philosophers of the past. Back in 1784, Immanuel Kant provided an essay on his views on the meaning of “enlightenment”. For him, enlightenment serves as the “exit door” from the present state of immaturity in the world. For one to become [...]

What is Zoo York?

What is Zoo York? Zoo York simply refers to the social philosophy as well as the style which is basically a product of the New York City subculture graffiti art. This concept is inspired by the said art particularly in the 1970s. The expression was originally coined and derived from the subway tunnel that runs [...]

What is a Zoroastrian?

What is a Zoroastrian? A Zoroastrian is a person or follower of the religion or philosophy called Zoroastrianism. This religion began with the teachings of the prophet named “Zoroaster” (also called “Zarathustra”) in what is now called Iran (formerly Persia) during the 6th century BCE. As of today, there are about 150,000 Zoroastrians and most [...]

What is Aesthetics?

What is Aesthetics? Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy that deals with study of beauty as a whole and how people perceive things or objects. It is also involved in critiquing design and art. The word “aesthetics” is derived from “aisthanomai” or “aisthetikos”, a Greek word which means “perception by the senses”. When used in [...]

What is Existentialism?

What is Existentialism? Existentialism is a philosophy of the 19th and 20th century. The philosophy concentrates on the study of human existence. It tries to understand how humans realize their existence in this world. Existentialism believes in the idea that humans initially exist and everyone run through series of self-exploration to change their nature in [...]

What is Cartesian Doctrine?

What is Cartesian Doctrine? Cartesian Doctrine, also known as the mind-body dualism, or simple dualism in philosophy, is the concept that the mind and the body are two separate kinds of substance. The word Cartesian is derived from its source, French philosopher and mathematician Rene Descartes, who is also known as the father of modern [...]

What is Philosophy?

What is Philosophy? Philosophy is one of the oldest and most controversial subjects that mankind has ever come up with. It is has mostly been a source of questions on every facet of human life while offering very little in the form of answers that are acceptable to a wider portion of the population. The [...]

What is Love?

There are many quotes, phrases, songs, poems, books and stories about love. Each giving a new answer to the question, what is love? Over the years many have attempted to answer this question and to this date we still do not have a universally acceptable definition of love. Love is many things, yet it remains [...]