Introduction to Marxist Theory on Poverty Reasons for Poverty Reasons for poverty and social exclusion can come from a variety of theoretical approaches including anti-racist, postmodern and religious approaches. In this article, I am going to analyse the key sociological perspective of Marxism and the Marxist Theory of poverty based on class. Marxist Theory of … Read moreMarxist Theory on Poverty
Tillich wrote many books. A short article by him on the subject of religious language and symbols follows these notes. To help you to understand this article, here is the summary of the six characteristics of symbols which he gave in a book called… The Dynamics of Faith i) Symbols point beyond themselves to something … Read moreTillich: Dynamics of Faith
Ever felt that you need an extra income to fund your studies? Or maybe you want to travel in the summer, and you’d love to find a tax free way to do that? Today, I’m introducing ‘matched betting’ as a way for you to earn an extra income as a student. It’s easy, straight forward … Read moreStudents Earn Money Through Matched Betting
The Non-cognitive view Taking up the challenges put down by Flew and earlier by A.J.Ayer, R.B. Braithwaite, a Cambridge professor, delivered a lecture in 1955 which became something of a classic. It was called ‘An Empiricist’s View of the Nature of Religious Belief‘. An Empiricists View of the Nature of Religious Belief In the lecture, … Read moreBraithwaite – An Empiricists view on the Nature of Religion
It’s back to school time, Philosophers! I’m really looking forward to the new term. Today, I am here to recommend the best books for you new Philosophy course. Philosophy is a fantastic course to study. Your brain will be challenged with rational and ethical thinking. Why is Extra reading of Philosophy Books Important in your … Read moreTop 5 Philosophy Books for the New Term
First of all, congratulations to everyone on their great GCSE results this year. I hope that you are happy with your results, and that you are now aspiring to work towards further study, which is a great decision. However, choosing the right further education courses can be difficult, you are still quite young to be … Read moreShould I Study Philosophy?
As philosophers, it is natural to investigate the issue of perception. When objects are perceived, do they exist independent of our minds? Here are the two main interpretations: Direct realism Direct realism is the idea that the immediate object of perception are minded independent objects and their properties. Direct realism is often referred to as … Read moreWhat is the difference between Direct Realism and Indirect Realism?
The Problem of Evil The problem of evil in philosophy is often known as the Epicurian trilemma, as it was developed by Epicurus. The problem of evil basically argues that there is evidence for evil and suffering in the world. Either God does not love us and therefore does not stop it (he is not … Read moreThe Problem of Evil – St Augustine’s Response
The exam period is approaching. Many of you have forthcoming examinations, particularly at AS and A2. This time of year, exam stress can get you down. I have put together five top tips for dealing with exam stress. Exam Stress Tip #1 Eat and Sleep Properly If you are not sleeping and eating properly, you … Read moreExam Stress Tips: How to Cope with Exam Stress
Although many people immediately think of Christmas as the most important date in the Christian calendar, Easter actually has a great deal of religious significance. In fact, most Christians would argue that Easter is the most important time of year. What is the significance of Good Friday and Easter Sunday? Good Friday – Jesus is … Read moreEaster Sunday – The Meaning of Easter to Christians