Nietszche God is Dead: What was really meant by the Death of God?

Who was Nietzsche? The most popular German philosopher of the enlightenment period was Nietzsche. God is dead was his most famous and controversial statement. Nietzsche is often misunderstood as pessimistic and anti-religion, yet he is one of the most famous philosophers of all time. Nietzsche God is dead: What did Nietzsche mean when he said … Read more

How to answer Philosophy Exam Questions

The classic problem with students answering philosophy exams is that they just don’t get to the point. Many students see a single word in an exam question, and go off on one, writing everything that they know about that topic! With the A-Level and IB philosophy exams recently marked, many examiner’s reports will state that … Read more

What is the difference between A Priori and A Posteriori? What are analytic and synthetic statements?

What is the difference between A Priori and A Posteriori statements or arguments? A Posteriori statements are statements or truths ‘post experience’. In other words, you have to have experienced something in order to make the claim. Remember it because ‘post’ means after – after experience. A Priori Philosophical statements are based on logic A … Read more

How successful is the Teleological argument in proving the existence of God?

For many scholars, the answer to the question of the Teleological Argument comes down to probability. Which is more probable, God as a designer or the universe as ‘brute fact’? Does God Exist? Is the Teleological Argument for God’s Existence really ‘proof’? Even Hume, with all of his criticisms, accepts that the the teleological argument … Read more

Philosophy Mugs – Great gifts for Students!

Philosophy Mugs

Philosophers love to drink tea whilst philosophyzing! We found this great selection of Philosophy Mugs online. They are perfect for A-level and University students. Philosophy mugs also make a great gift for your favourite Philosophy or Religious Studies teacher.

This ‘hard to get a handle on Philosophy’ mug names all the greats from Plato to Nietzsche. Perfect for a Philosophy student!

How about a ‘Freudian sip’ rather than a ‘Freudian slip?’ On this fabulous Philosophy mug, Sigmund Freud is quoted saying ‘When you say one thing but mean your mother!’

Nietzsche fans – is God Dead or is Neitzshce Dead? This is a great cup for fans of his Nihilist philosophy!

Into Philosophy and Astronomy? How about this heat sensitive constellations mug? Pour in your tea and coffee and the constellations will magically appear. Includes: Cassiopea, Perseus, Saggitarius, Hercules, Andromeda, Scorpius, Taurus, Ursa Major (Big Dipper), Ursa Minor (Little Dipper), Orion, Gemini.

If you like to drink tea or coffee while revising then this philosophers timeline mug is for you!

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The Ontological Argument for the Existence of God

What is the Ontological Argument? The Ontological argument for God’s existence is often the most difficult to understand.  I would like to simplify the argument and break it down into easy understandable steps! The Ontological argument is a popular exam or essay question in AS, A-Level and degree level philosophy. The Ontological argument was first … Read more