Being Essays

Thomas Aquinas’ Five Ways for the Proof of God’s Existence

Thomas Aquinas’ weakest argument is, without a doubt, the argument from gradation. In Aquinas’ fourth way, God is defined as the Absolute Being which, in a sense, is used as a yardstick for the measurement of all qualities. There is a belief that some things are better than others, which can be applied to all things, but can it really be applied to everything? Is one rose better than another if equal in age and care? Who determines which one…

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Contemporary Philosophy

On the first page of Being and Time, Heidegger describes the project in the following way: Our aim in the following treatise is to work out the question of the sense of being and to do so concretely. Heidegger claims that traditional ontology has prejudicially overlooked this question, dismissing it as overly general, indefinable, or obvious. Instead Heidegger proposes to understand being itself, as distinguished from any specific entities. “Being” is not something like a being. “Being, Heidegger claims, is…

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Aristotle Paper Distinguishing the Definition

“A definition is an account, and every account has parts, and part of the account stands to part of the thing in just the same way that the whole account stands to the whole thing” (Aristotle 1034b20-22). This quote is how Aristotle defines a definition. So a definition is the statement of the essence of something. Defining something consists of starting with a genus and then breaking it down into species. A genus is a kind of a thing. A…

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Being a Global Grocery Store

Being a global grocery store and merchandising retail store, Tesco continues to consolidate its position as the world’s number three retailer after Wal-mart and Carrefour of the US and France, respectively. The Tesco company emerged in 1924, with its first store being opened in London, five years later. The same company has continued to grow, after that it opened up in 1956, its first supermarket. From then, the company has continued to realize growth and expansion, growing organically during the…

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Existentialism & Fight Club

?From an existentialism point of view, there is no right or wrong choice, since one gives an action value by the virtue of choosing it. Choices can only be judged on how involved the decision maker is when making it. Judging by this standard, the narrator is justified in killing Tyler, since he fully became involved in choosing to both accept and reject Tyler’s values by that action. “Existentialism’s first move is to make every man aware of what he…

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