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Write the TERM and its definition.

-- Anonymous, September 10, 1998


Communism, philosophically speaking, is the political theory that the individual's actions should benefit the community or the state rather than himself.

I believe that the idea of communism would only have worked if the entire community would have been argreeable about giving up their freedom. In this kind of a political system, you could not be who you wanted to be. You were given a job to do that would better your country. Doing good for your country is the right thing to do, but I think doing what is right for yourself is better. If my best grades in school were in math, I still would not want to get a job that had to do with math because I don't like it. I like art though, but maybe I am not good at it. In communism I might have to work with math anyway because it would be better for my country even though I would not be happy.

-- Anonymous, September 11, 1998

Stoicism- indifferent or unaffected by pleasure or pain; a person whose philosophy held that all occurances were the unaviodable result of divine will.

-- Anonymous, September 11, 1998

Realism is an inclination toward literal truth

-- Anonymous, September 13, 1998

Atomism (Encyclopedia) Philosophic concept the nature of the universe, holding that the universe is composed of invisible, indestrucible matarial particles. The theory was first advanced in the 5th cent. B.C. by Leucippus and was elaborated by Democritus, Epicurus.

Atomism (Dictionary) Philos. the theory that minute, discrete, finite, and indivisible elements are the constitutes of all matters.

-- Anonymous, September 13, 1998

Imperialism- the policy of acquiring territories or countries to extend the power and control of an Empire or nation in which an emperor has complete control.

I believe this kind of government is that of a tyrant. It is used to make one man more powerful and inevitably more richer. Hitler, Napolean, Ceaser, etc... all had this in mind. In the end this type of government is abolished.

-- Anonymous, September 13, 1998

I was unable to find the actual definition of the word EPICURANISM. However, it is possible that it may have been derived from the teachings and philosophy of a greek philosopher named Epicurus. Epicurus combined physics and ethics. The universe, according to Epricurus, consisted of two parts. Matter and Space. Matter actually exists and is eternal. Epicurus also stated, "Nothing could arise out of nothing...."

-- Anonymous, September 13, 1998

skepticism - an attitude inclined to the doubting and questioning of basic truths and theories of apparent fact; not believing easily.

-- Anonymous, September 14, 1998

HUMANISM: *centered on human interests or values *rejects supernaturalism and stresses an individual's dignity and worth and capacity for self-realization through reason

-- Anonymous, September 14, 1998

Realism-dispostion to deal with facts practically; a faithful portal of reality.

-- Anonymous, September 15, 1998

According to The American Heritage Dictionary, Second College edition(1985), the definition for hedonism that is most understandable is: "The doctrine that behavior is motivated by the desire for pleasure and the avoidance of pain."

-- Anonymous, September 20, 1998

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