Tag: Philosophy and Religion,


Religion Politics and Ethics: Moral and Ethical Dilemmas Facing Faith-Based Organizations and Africa in the 21st Century

Religion plays a predominant role in African spiritual worldview and belief systems. However, this intense affinity for religion has often been exploited in an unethical manner by political demagogues, religionists, and other ‘surrogates with interests of their own’. Africans religious proclivity were often misused as a pretext for colonization or perpetuation of poor leadership and


Ethics, Anthropology and the Problem of Metaphysics in the Critique of Pure Reason

Kants discourse in the Critique of Pure Reason shines brilliantly, provided the presupposition that there is only one type of ethical value in human society is justified. Kant believes that humans should not have moral laws other than what he regards to be the moral law. When an alternative ethical value, which seems universal in


The Influence of the Ancient Roman Philosophy on the “Secular Economic Mentality”

A secular economic man compares the enjoyments and the material benefits with the costs and his exertions. He strives to maximize his enjoyments and minimize the exertions. That ethos is derived from the Ancient Age Philosophy The literature for economics accepts that the liberal economic doctrine is based on the Natural Law Philosophy. And the Natural


An Idea of Justice in the Platonic Tradition of Russian Religious Philosophy

The Platonic tradition is very strong in the ontology and cosmology of Russian religious philosophy. The concept of Sophia as the foundation and the final goal of mankind, as well as the idea of the celestial and terrestrial hierarchies, and the ascent of the creation toward the creator established in classical Greece, are remarkably developed


Purity and Equanimity the Mandala of Zen Rock Garden

This paper discusses the ultimate essence of realization in Buddhism as the nature of purity and great equanimity. To illustrate this, the Zen rock garden is revealed like a Zen Koan, a case study to discern into the essence. The example used here is the karesansui (dry landscape) or rock garden in the Ryoanji Temple


Do We Have Epistemic Support for the Existence of Afterlife?

In a paper discussing our attitude towards death, Freud (1915) put forth that it seems impossible to imagine our own death, so much so that in the unconscious we are all ‘convinced of our own immortality’. In more recent efforts, Smullyan (2003) explicitly endorsed Freud’s hypothesis and took the inability to conceive oneself as non-existing