Philosophy

Pascal’s wager.

Pascal's views on imagination are quite relevant to one of the most complete notes in his work the Pensees, which is commonly known as Pascal's wager. Pascal...

Imagination determines everything.

Blaise Pascal's most known work is the Pensees. It is a compilation of fragments from his notes for a projected book on Christianity. His ideas were focused on ...

The Age of Enlightenment (18th c.)

The Age of Enlightenment is known by some as the birth of rationalism. The ideas of renaissance philosophers combined with the views of age of reason scholars g...

The Age of Reason (early 18th c. )

Scholars from the cultural rebirth period in Europe known as the renaissance showed that the cosmic model with the Earth at its center was flawed. These thinker...

The Renaissance (14th – 17th c.)

A cultural rebirth of creativity that we now refer to as The Renaissance started in 14th century Florence. Present day scholars commonly refer to this time peri...

I think therefore I am

Surely you've heard the phrase I think therefore I am before, but what does it mean? Well, in simple terms it means that if you have the capacity to question yo...

Self-reflection

The idea of loyalty as a concern for others is bundled together with Confucianism's virtue of self-reflection. According to Confucius, self-reflection should...
Night sky

Creating the infinite and eternal universe

1. Aristotle's views According to Aristotle, the universe is infinite and has no end. In fact, Aristotle argued that it had no beginning either and that all li...