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Portal:Philosophy Candide, ou l'Optimisme (kon-DEED, French: [kɑ̃did]( listen)) is a French satire written by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment, first published in 1759. The novella has been widely translated, with English versions titled Candide: or, All for the Best (1759); Candide: or, The Optimist (1762); and Candide: Optimism (1947). It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenicparadise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism by his mentor, Professor Pangloss. Candide is characterized by its tone as well as by its erratic, fantastical, and fast-moving plot.

Portal:Logic From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia As a formal science, logic investigates and classifies the structure of statements and arguments, both through the study of formal systems of inference and through the study of arguments in natural language. The field of logic ranges from core topics such as the study of fallacies and paradoxes, to specialized analysis of reasoning using probability and to arguments involving causality. Logic is also commonly used today in argumentation theory. [1] The history of logic is the study of the development of the science of valid inference (logic). Logic was known as 'dialectic' or 'analytic' in Ancient Greece. A prolific writer, he was also a populariser of philosophy and a commentator on a large variety of topics, ranging from very serious issues to those much less so. Jump up ^ J. Purge server cache

Portal:Aesthetics From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Classicism, in the arts, refers generally to a high regard for classical antiquity, as setting standards for taste which the classicists seeks to emulate. The art of classicism typically seeks to be formal and restrained. Classicism is a force which is often present in post-medieval European and European influenced traditions, however, some periods felt themselves more connected to the classical ideals than others, particularly the Age of Reason, the Age of Enlightenment and some movements in Modernism. Arthur Coleman Danto (born 1924) is an American art critic, and professor of philosophy. Baumgarten appropriated the word aesthetics, which had always meant sensation, to mean taste or "sense" of beauty. Purge server cache

Lists of people Lists of people From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Contents [hide] By name[edit] By nationality, ethnicity, or location[edit] Main article: Lists of people by nationality By belief[edit] Lists of people by belief By associated physical condition or characteristic[edit] Lists of people by cause of death By condition[edit] By occupation[edit] By scholar area[edit] By achievement or status[edit] By circumstance[edit] Real people appearing in fiction[edit] Content listings Lists Indices Retrieved from " Categories: Hidden categories: Use dmy dates from May 2013 Navigation menu Personal tools Namespaces Variants Views Actions Navigation Interaction Tools Print/export Languages This page was last modified on 4 April 2014 at 22:02.

Suicide research and prevention Griffith University is the first tertiary institution in the world to develop the Graduate Certificate in Suicide Prevention Studies and Master of Suicidology qualifications. Offered through the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP), our students learn from renowned researchers and practitioners in the field of suicide prevention, guided by world leading scientist, Professor Diego De Leo. As a graduate you will be equipped with specialist knowledge of suicidal behaviour that you can apply in an academic, policy or practical context within the fields of health, education, law enforcement, emergency, clergy, social and community service sectors. AISRAP is one of three centres designated as a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention. All degrees are offered part-time and are available online or at our Mt Gravatt campus.

Portal:Metaphysics What is the meaning of life?What is the nature of reality?What is humanity's place in the universe?Does the world exist outside the mind?What is the nature of objects, events, places? Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (26 April 1889 – 29 April 1951) was an Austrian-Britishphilosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language. He helped inspire two of the century's principal philosophical movements: the Vienna Circle and Oxford ordinary language philosophy. Purge server cacheCite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).

Outline of self Self – individual person, from his or her own perspective. To you, self is you. To a different person, self is that person. Life stages/events[edit] Stages of life[edit] Major life events[edit] Individual rights[edit] Individual rights – much of the western world values the concept of individual rights. Security rights – protect people against crimes such as murder, massacre, torture and rape Security of person – liberty, including the right, if one is imprisoned unlawfully, to the remedy of habeas corpus. Components of self[edit] Personality traits[edit] Main articles: Big Five personality traits and Trait theory Harmful traits and practices[edit] Personal values[edit] Virtues[edit] Virtue – characteristic of a person which supports individual moral excellence and collective well being. Vices[edit] Main articles: Vice and Sufism Self-actualization[edit] Self-actualization – Self management[edit] Self-management – Self-preservation and self-maintenance[edit] Other personal concepts[edit] See also[edit]

Library Keystone XL: Down the Line A Journey Along the Controversial Pipeline and Into America’s Energy FrontierBy Steven Mufson The proposed 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline has enflamed the bitter fight over America's energy future. Opponents say the pipeline—which is designed to bring oil extracted from Canadian tar sands down through the U.S. to ports in Texas—would further bind future generations of Americans to our outdated and dead-end oil-based energy policy. Supporters claim that it represents a step towards America’s energy independence. But Steve Mufson, author of Keystone XL: Down the Line and a reporter at The Washington Post, suggests that the real story of the pipeline is one about American frontiers and just how far we are willing to go to feed our addiction to oil. Recounting his journey along the length of the proposed pipeline, Mufson asks readers to consider what this policy debate looks like beyond the issues of climate change, tar sands and U.S. energy trade policy.