Immanuel Kant's Moral Philosophy

Immanuel Kant’s Moral Philosophy – Simply Explained

The world we live in is guided by actions and these actions are defined by our morals and ethics. Philosophers have, for centuries, argued that morality comes from God or some other form of supernatural being. This thought was also transformed into an idea that morality comes from us but that comes to us through a divine being that created us. This thought was challenged … Continue reading Immanuel Kant’s Moral Philosophy – Simply Explained

Sikhism - Philosophy of Humanitarianism & 6 Awesome Deeds

Sikhism – Philosophy of Humanitarianism – 6 Times they shined help

He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God. – Guru Nanak Sikhism was founded in the late 15th century by Guru Nanak in the Punjab region of (then unified) India, the members are known as Sikhs and their faith is called ‘Gurmat’ meaning ‘the way of Guru’. After being established by Guru Nanak, it was led by nine successors, but … Continue reading Sikhism – Philosophy of Humanitarianism – 6 Times they shined help

Plato & his three teachings

Plato – In Simple Terms – Forms, Allegory of the Cave and Socratic Method

Plato, a student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle, was one the greatest philosophers that ever lived. His ideas, in simple terms, like Forms, Allegory of the Cave and Socratic Method are penned here. He wrote numerous books and was a widely acclaimed scholar. Born of nobility, he enriched himself in the knowledge of various kinds. He was the founder of the first university in … Continue reading Plato – In Simple Terms – Forms, Allegory of the Cave and Socratic Method

Existentialism in simple Terms

Existentialism – In Simple Terms – Philosophy of Existence

For a large part of human existence, we have believed that essence predates existence, meaning who I am, depends largely on what I was made for. This philosophy claims that my purpose is predefined and my destiny is set before I was born. This thought strongly emerges from the religious viewpoint for life. Emergence of Existentialism But this all changed after World-War-II, especially due to … Continue reading Existentialism – In Simple Terms – Philosophy of Existence

Nihilism in simple Terms

Nihilism – In Simple Terms – Philosophy of Meaninglessness

Nihilism is a term formed from the Latin word ‘Nihil’ meaning ‘nothing’. Nihilism, in simple terms, means that morals and life are essentially meaningless. History The term was first coined by Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi but was popularized by Ivan Turgenev in his book ‘Fathers and Sons’. But the main individual who went into a detailed understanding of the subject was German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche … Continue reading Nihilism – In Simple Terms – Philosophy of Meaninglessness