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Plato believes that an ideal leader is a philosopher-king. His definition of this type of person is one who has the right temperament; meaning one who not vicious yet not passive either. Also, this type of person has to have the right education; meaning he is taught virtue and not taught anything that is false.
In conclusion, owing to the fact that the aforesaid plan seems relevant to the common ear but is likely to remain hypothetical than realistic, Singer’s impulse of transforming a local problem into an international cause becomes relevant. Thus, as our hearts agree with Singer, no one wants to stand when millions are faced with starvation?
Determinism is of the view that each action and decision made by a human is determined, hence dependant, on the other factors such as past actions and decisions. Whereas Libertarianism is based on the free will
The author states that phenomenology as a faculty encompasses a wide range of experiences that could be either passive such as hearing or active such as knocking or jumping. Arts such as music, dance, acting, painting not only form a part of phenomenological experience in artist’s life but also they are deeply connected to each other.
It is an emotional state of well-being and contentment. It can be explained through different aspects such as religion, philosophy, biology, and psychology among others. Various scholars have tried to define happiness through past experiences and researches in various fields. The definitions represent various fields depending on the specialty of the scholar.
This argument holds that God exists because our reality was caused by a “God-type” being that brought everything into existence. Furthermore, while this argument was only used by theologians and philosophers before, the 20th century witnessed science confirm that the
practices of other people in the world, we realized that they did some things that we considered incorrect or improper in our own cultural context and situation. For instance, we talked about how other countries, specifically Indians do not eat beef because they attach religious
This essay will focus on why and how we are impolite and how impolite situations can be converted in to pleasant moments by being polite. Brown & Levinson’s Theory of Politeness is built on two main features—rationality and face. Speakers are able to reason and make informed decisions about how to behave that help them pursue their best interest.
The conclusion from this study states that the theory states nothing can be objectively seen as a “truth.” However, in Objectivism, which relies heavily on core principles of education; it becomes apparent that a moral truth can be no doubt achieved. It is safe to say that objectivism views do not change; the universality pertaining to each issue applies everywhere.
Certainly, around the sphere several things are in movement.
In this motion, something propels the motion from one thing to another. This is because for something to be in motion, it has to be in potentiality no matter
Immanuel Kant, a famous historical philosopher in the 18th and 19th century, proposed the ‘Categorical Imperative or Practical Imperative’ (Maj, 2002). In his ethical theory that takes on a deontological approach, Kant placed an emphasis on the “Good Will” of
Panhu was found to have triumphed at taking the head of the general at the enemy’s side, and his master rewarded him by granting him Di Ku’s daughter to become his wife. Hence, the dog and the princess set off to the mountains of the south where their union was fulfilled with the birth of several children (Yang & An 52).
Dembski believes that intelligent design is a science, which directs toward the different signs of intelligence for example, like Mount Rushmore. According to him signs of intelligence meant indescribable events, due to their strange, unknown and extraordinary nature. To support his view, he has used example of the law of physics.
This is a fallacy not because people claim that the argument is wrong but because the negative characteristics of people making the argument. This is a means through which people try to discredit the argument of the counter party by disclosing their negative traits.
It is found that out of 42 groups: homosexuality was acknowledged or disregarded in nine; five groups had no understanding of homosexuality; 11 thought of it undesirable however did not set disciplines; and 17
The Easterlin Paradox asserts that high income is often associated with increased happiness. However, a progressive increase in income does not always lead to prolonged happiness (Easterlin, 1973). The paradox of money and happiness goes against common thoughts. The material needs of people are typically insatiable.
The first was represented in the person of his son Louis, who was in the frontlines with the likes of Martin Luther King and the Black Panther organization. The second was embodied in Gaines himself and those he represented, those who
Islam degenerated, the traditional way of life was abandoned and community life was endangered. It was under these circumstances that Bennabi realized the vital role of social circumstances both at the family and society
It's also pointed out that Thomas Hobbes who is credited for explaining the concept of the state of nature. It is stated that before the establishment of the rule of law the human civilization lived in the state of nature. The state of nature is in a way defined as the time when anarchy ruled the human civilization.
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The author shows that in book three, he points out the importance of providing each person with the opportunity to expand their mind through intellectual study and the importance of the intellectual study to develop quality leaders who are interested most in guarding and protecting the state that created them.
Imperatives that are hypothetical aim at achieving certain results that a person wants. Kantian ethics have two characteristics in that they are ethics of duty and they also profess that an action is moral if it is done because it is the right thing to do.
Virtues are said to have its place in the soul. In the absence of virtue, a person cannot be happy. Therefore, an unhappy person is missing something in his soul. According to Aristotle, the soul is consisted
An individual should commit to an action even it causes unhappiness and is not logical. This concept is extremely essential base on the fact that humans should not care if their actions are moral as long as they are ethical. For instance, one cannot blame someone else if
Galileo by improving the earlier model of telescope was able to utilize it astronomical observations. He identified and termed the “sunspots”, which occur on the surface of the sun. With reference to sunspots, he was
However, the issue that I want to tackle in this paper is this: are sensory perceptions considered credible sources of information and knowledge?
In the paper of Mylopoulos, he asserts that motor theory of control consciousness is considered a more credible source of
When Kant adds that knowledge has to conform to such objects has encountered failure, means that human kind has made missteps through taking our knowledge for granted other than basing it on conformity to objects
It is apparent that over the years Maimonides thoughts about the origin of the world have led to much discussion. Maimonides believes in creation ex nihilo, this is the biblical view that leaves the creator with complete power to create anything at the time of his choice.
Physicalism excludes creatures without brains but have minds. However, this same exclusion that functionalism condemns physicalism are equally applicable to functionalism. This is because when functionalism avoids liberalism, it
Aristotle was a classical philosopher from ancient Greece who lived between 384 - 322 B.C.E. Aristotle was a student of Plato, another great philosopher from the classical era. Conventionally, Aristotle is referred to as the
She has always thrived in widening the philosophy scope on areas that are yet to be explored with the help of ethics, metaphysics, phenomenology, and ontology so that he can elaborate on the Examined Life Film. The
Using the correct language leads to better understanding of concepts. A better understanding of concepts, in turn, triggers better thinking and formulation of ideas. Good language is characterized by clarity and preciseness. A language with these characteristics makes it easy for a speaker to pass their thoughts as they are in his/her mind.
Gilligan relates women to men and suggests that women possess different moral principles and they follow different paths during their period of maturation. Gilligan brings her feminist view to challenge other psychologists such as Freud concerning the new life statement that states “The Personal is Political.”
the dream doubt, Descartes reckons that it is not possible to separate/ discern real life experiences from those in dreams since dreams can be quite convincing and vivid (Descartes, 1). He asserts that in the dream state one never realizes that the events in the dream are
For Locke, marriage is not just utilitarian; there is a factor of love to it. The same way a dad’s power over his kids is not absolute, a man’s power over his spouse is not absolute also. He even advocates for divorce if the woman and man
d is an improvement of Popper’s and Kuhn’s philosophies of science it is instructive to briefly look at Popper’s and Kuhn’s accounts of the scientific method.
According to Karl Popper, science grows and proceeds through conjectures and refutations. For Popper, every
Jean Baptiste Lamarck was among the earliest researchers to develop the theory of evolution. According to his observations in the said field, every organism was believed to have adapted to its environment, which took place over a long period of time.
He confidently affirms that forgiveness has the power to deal with all these kinds of oppression and even protect and individual from future oppression. Instead of taking the victim-oppressor approach, Gould outlines that both the oppressor and the
The essay looks at three methods involved. The practice of this technique involves a number of systematic practices which are discussed below.
Amongst the world’s most ancient techniques of meditation is Vipassana. Gotama
Ayer, in his philosophical essays, tries to reestablish the argument of free will and determinism compatibility (Ayer 255). This paper aims at explicating Ayer’s compatibilist argument and opinion clauses regarding the same
As a matter of fact good and evil are two different worlds which cannot exist without each other. If there were no evil people would ever know what is good and if there were no good they would never know what