What is Truth?: Comparing the Philosophies of the Philosophers


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What is Truth?: Comparing the Philosophies of the Philosophers
Examining the Concept of Biological Evolution in Relation to 19th Century Social Philosophy
The 19th century was a fertile time for the sciences. Great biologists around the world were publishing writings and communicating ideas at a rapid pace. And avid interest in the sciences and humanities shaped philosophical thought, challenging cherished religious beliefs. For this reason, the basic question of what is certainly true was asked and discussed endlessly. To understand the connection between biological evolution and social philosophy it will be useful to examine each in turn, and then compare the thoughts of three great philosophers; Marx, Ward and Comte, whose ideas...
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