Essays and Research Papers on Philosophy Of Religion

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St. Augustine

  • 4 page paper

4 pages in length. Essay discusses St. Augustine's biography and his arguments for God's existence.

Immanuel Kant:

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper provides a brief biography of Immanuel Kant as well as providing insight into his basic philosophies. This paper also highlights Kant's approach to education and why he believed it was important. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 24 page paper that begins with a biography of Thomas Aquinas. The paper then discusses Aquinas' proofs for the existence of God found in his Summa Theologica. The writer comments on the Orthodox Church's dismissal of Aquinas' work. The paper concludes with a discussion of the influence of Aquinas' work then and now. Footnotes ...

This 6 page paper discusses the biography of John Tyndall and the important of his Belfast Address. This paper underlines the impact this controversial address had on a great many people and the impact which it contninues to have today. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 6 page paper examines Nietzsche's classic work. Concepts such as transvaluation and will to power are explored and defined. Some quotes are included. The philosophy of Karl Marx is compared and contrasted to the philosopher's. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A five page paper which explains in basic terms some concepts of religion and philosophy such as the difference between Plato's forms and Aristotle's universals, Aquinas's doctrines and the impact of the scientific revolution on philosophy.

Problems of Religion

  • 9 page paper

A 9 page paper discussing the views of Karl Marx, Frederick Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud regarding the role of religion in the lives of individuals and assessing the success of each in dismissing its perceived worth. Marx forbade it; Nietzsche ridiculed it as outside the realm of reality for the true thinker; Freud accused ...

This 5 page paper considers the similarities and difference between religion and ideology. The thesis underlying the paper is that ideology can exist without religion, but religion needs an ideology. Using examples including Socrates and Marx the paper considers the validity of this argument before reaching a conclusion. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

A 5 page essay that addresses the basic premise set forth by eighteenth century philosopher David Hume in his Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. The writer discusses Hume's objections to the argument that the complexity of the Universe implies a divine "Designer." Hume argued against this a posteriori argument. No additional sources cited.

This 3 page paper examines Kant's views on religion and how they are intertwined with morality. Examples are given. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 5 page paper discusses the idea of morality being based in religion and how both Hume and Aquinas viewed this subject. Furthermore, this paper anticipates and addresses counterpoints to their arguments. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Marx and Religion

  • 9 page paper

A 9 page research paper which posits that Marx’s theories promoted anti-religious sentiments. The writer explores Marx’s training with Hegel and various views on Marx’s treatment of religion. The writer explores the views of critics who believe Marx purposely left religion out of his theories for the purpose of not confusing the issue ...

This 3 page paper discusses the Romantic and Victorian views of religion using quotes from John Henry Newman and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page paper which discusses how Edward Taylor, in his Meditation 8, and Benjamin Franklin, in his autobiography, see man's relationship to religion and the world. No additional sources cited.

An 8 page discussion of the influence of factors like religion and belief in God, as opposed to factors such as greed, lust, jealousy, and regret in the characters presented in Dostoyevsky’s “Demons” and Ibsen’s “Enemy of the People”. Contrasts these author’s ideologies with those of Freud and Nietzsche. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 6 page paper examines the idea that religion and terrorism are linked and argues that this is not the case. The author suggests that terrorists are not attached to mainstream religion but rather act as rogue groups. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page paper which presents the philosophical views of David Hume and Thomas Aquinas on religion. The paper argues for both sides of beliefs, but essentially sides with the views of David Hume. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 5 page report discusses the thinking of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) who is often described as one of the greatest of all philosophers in relationship to what he wrote and thought about religion and the “religion of morality.” In Kant’s opinion, the moral point of view is impartial and favors no particular individual. Morality requires an individual, according to Kant, that ...

(5 pp.) When we try to break down the influence of religion on American education, it would almost seem easier to try and determine those times that religion did not have an influence on the education system in the United States. This discussion will look at historical influences of religion on American education, ...

11 pages in length. The philosophy of life incorporates myriad elements that serve to guide humanity down a principled path of existence, not the least of which includes the building blocks of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and religion. The extent to which these four factors comprise a complete understanding of what it means to ...

A 3 page essay/research paper that contrasts Aristotle's ethics against those of Augustine. Contrasting with these two extremes, contemporary philosopher William Frankena has sought to bring secular and religious moral philosophy into constructive engagement. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Heidegger on Religion

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page essay that discusses what Heidegger means in his text Contributions to Philosophy (From Enowning) when he talks about religion and God. The writer argues that this text appears to honor the concept of religious transcendentalism while arguing against conventional religious perspectives. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page overview of the views of Sigmond Freud on organized religion. Illustrates the complex ceremonial and religious life of the Pueblo people using the Hopi ceremony and belief extensively in examples. Suggests that Freud would view these beliefs not only as an illusion but also as a delusion, that the Pueblo ...

This 4 page paper argues that Blaise Pascal’s famous statement, “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction,” is incorrect. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 8 page report discusses the questions and answers of human existence as understood by four eminent 20th century scholars in the fields of religion, sociology, politics and public life. The basics of the thinking of Charles Davis, Leszek Kolakowski, Bryan S. Turner, and William H. Swatos are considered within the topic stated in the title of this ...

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