Ethical Philosophies

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  • Idealism

    Idealism
    Plato is one of the first philosophers to discuss what might be termed Idealism, although his Platonic Idealism is, confusingly, usually referred to as Platonic Realism. https://www.philosophybasics.com/branch_idealism.html
  • Realism

    Realism
    Aristotle, a student of Plato who broke with his mentor's idealist philosophy, is called the father of both Realism and the scientific method
    https://oregonstate.edu/instruct/ed416/PP2.html
  • Pragmatism

    Pragmatism
    Established by Auguste Comte, Charles Darwin and the Americans: Charles Peirce, William James, and John Dewey
  • Existentialism

    Existentialism
    Appeared as a revolt against the mathematical, scientific philosophies that preceded it.
  • Neotheism

    Neotheism
    Established by Thomas Aquinas, this is also known as theistic realism whereby "God exists and can be known through faith and reason"
  • Contemporary Philosophies

    Contemporary Philosophies
    Present period in the history of Western philosophy beginning at the early 20th century with the increasing professionalization of the discipline and the rise of analytic and continental philosophy.