Yes, it is true that “to be thrilling, you must occasionally be boring.” In support of this claim, the article asserts that surprise is highly valued by the audience. Thus, being occasionally boring makes the audience to anticipate something from you which makes you thrilling. However, the capacity to surprise an audience is a scarce resource.
The paper also shows that Glaucon then responds by saying that upon hearing this statement that most any citizen would turn upon Socrates and attack him with whatever was nearby. This response seems quite over the top to us in our modern era, but philosophers were seen as rogues who corrupted youth.
Scientific objectivity and pure logic lead the humanity to conclude that death is inevitable and perhaps total in its scope and consequences. Yet, the human desire for immortality and perpetual existence and
For example, in the modern world, should morality be influenced by actions that take into consideration the greatest number of people affected; or should the rationale of morality focus on logic and other personal
Russell is an argumentative Tom; as such he does not know anything about the human spirit except to argue.
My response: Though I am not working now in the professional sense of the term, I have great fascination to shape into a hard and
However, theologians can affirm that the existence of God can be proven by both natural reason, and from the Sacred Scriptures. Citing from some of the best arguments put forth by previous philosophers,
Rawls for example asserts, “Justice is the first virtue of social institutions the same way as truth is the system of thought. Research has further pointed out that reactions to fairness are “stored” into the brain and that fairness is activating a similar brain
Natural selection is a non-random, gradual, process through which biological characteristics become either less or more general in a given population due to differential reproduction of their holders. The term was popularized by Darwin, whose intentions were to compare it with an artificial selection also termed as selective breeding.
The public has come to learn this, and the nonprofit performances are now at a higher risk. Most of the members of the public have lost confidence in the charitable organizations. It has been noted that most of the charity organizations have been very
The CTP has not received much attention over the years and has been contested on many fronts among them the popular argument in the 1950s that if an individual perceives something red, they simply say “that’s red” but hardly ever do they say “that
Ethos is one of the pillars of any rhetoric. It is based on the character of the writer. The ethos is the writer’s credibility and reputation. If one does not know Jeffrey Sachs, the article alone does not gain him the trust of the readers. He does not introduce himself nor does he associate himself with established and credible organizations.
They formulate one set of ethical rules for one segment of life, and another set for the other. People crave for success, even at the cost of outsmarting others. Winning is the goal but it cannot be the be-all and
The western countries which come to assist the locals with disaster response come with their values which they use as a condition to offer aid which the locals claim is not fair. They insist that the diverse opinions of both the donors and recipients of the donation that have experienced the disaster must be taken into consideration.
g to Hume, “it would be a miracle that a dead man should come to life.” Thus, Hume says that when we have a standardized understanding that verifies the existence of regularities of this type we have “a substantial testimony, from the nature of the verity, against the
This freedom allows a person to choose his or her own values and meaning through chosen actions. This idea is in contrast with the ancient philosophical idea that everything has a predefined set of characteristics
Some parents were brought up in times when spanking was acceptable and view this as an appropriate mode of discipline. They believe that there is a clear difference between beating a child in an abusive manner and spanking in order to get his or her attention. Opposing
The mind and body distinction is known as dualism in modern philosophy. Descartes argued that mind and body were distinct from each other in their very own nature. According to him, the nature of the mind is that of a non-extended and thinking thing, while that of the body is extended and non-thinking (Rozemond, 2006).
The two, therefore, should their same share their ideologies and finally reach an amicable solution of every issue that may be arising between them at any time. The above research was through interview of the respondents, which entailed the below steps.
the first cause argument, the ontological argument, the moral and lastly the argument from design. Each of these tends to support a given conception of God. For instance the first cause argument argues for the existence of an external
Appeal to pity or fear is a kind of fallacy, which has been spotted on the human behavior (Govier 1-341).
An appeal to pity or fear makes the human being emotionally low and in this situation, the arguer wants to win the situation and make the opponent to
The author states that media imperialism is a composite of program flows, ownership transfers of broadcast systems and promotion of capitalistic world views/lifestyles. According to Desai & Agrawa, cultural imperialism was preferred by those with Marxist bent to imply wholesale domination of which media are mere symptoms.
Aristotle believes that it is not the emotions and passions of people that really make them to behave or act in a particular way. It is also not the absence of reason that makes people to behave in a particular manner and Aristotle believes that akrasia poses an
God’s eye view is a notion where a speaker portrays his understanding of a knowledge that God only has. In literature, this notion arises when an author leaves the point of view of the main actor and describes issues that they could not know if the story were set in real life. The Iliad is an epic poem by Homer and it describes the Trojan War.
Wittgenstein argues that people are users of language; thus, they can read, write, pay attention and speak language as well as perform different tasks in an accepted language including English, French, Arabic or Russian. These
In this respect, Andrea Dworkin’s view of pornography as a civil rights issue is based on critical and real observations in today’s society. Trends in pornography, as demonstrated in the reading, are getting to unmanageable levels. Pornographic practices are
The main story the prosecutor contended that Erucius executed his father on the grounds that he was an envious man. It further expressed that Roscius was a harsh and unseemly man. He regarded his father however he didnt get the same from his father.
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According to him consciousness possesses a subjective character. For him every organism has its own mental state which is peculiar to them. He argues that subjective nature of the mind cannot be sufficiently accounted for
Like the great philosophers such as Karl Marx, Socrates, David Hume, René Descartes, and many more with deep curiosity and analytical acumen, the fascinating desire to unravel the numerous hypothesis of nature has grown and continues to outpace the very knowledge in stock. Given the convergence of my personal and professional interests.
A true friend always lets his friend know when they are taking the wrong path in life. I let him know that I understood that what he was going through was hard, but drugs were not the way to deal with his depression. Even though he did not want anyone to find out talking to his parents about the effect their divorce was having on him.
This paper discusses this controversial issue that Brahman is the cause of the world and at the same time not different from the world. The paper also explains how Samkara defended his claim in support of his views on this issue. The paper
The principles of the justice of war are mainly agreed upon, and they consist of the following: "having a just cause, being the last resort, being declared by a proper authority, possessing right intention, having a reasonable chance of success, and the end being proportional to the means used" (Moseley, 2009).
The author states that m is relative, a matter of conventions relative to a particular society” as stated by Peter Cave, a British professor in philosophy. This means that even though morality is conventional to a particular society, it is relative since not all societies have the same beliefs and practices towards a certain type of conventional truth.
Education is one of the most important aspects of human life. Education has a potential to make a person achieve social status, wealth, and respect in the society. However, human life is a witness to the fact that only social status and material possession does not make the man happy. It takes more than a good job, respect and social status.
Majority of critics in art and literature have not only been enthralled by Plato’s views on the ‘Republic’ but also questioned on the validity of mimesis in art. Other critics have opted to understand the
We all want to be happy, but what makes us happy varies from person to person.
I listened to various people and their idea of happiness and living a wonderful life on TED Talks, and I found out that everyone has a different
The last three centuries have been greatly inspired by Descartes’s opinions of certainty, knowledge, and the link between mind and body. Rene Descartes is known as the “Father of Modern Philosophy” (Skirry).
The three forms of Yoga relate in that their end goal is the liberation of one’s self while trying to connect an individual with the divinity. However, the three forms differ in that karma focuses upon action; jnana entails knowledge, whereas bhakti describes someone’s devotion towards a holy being (Mehta 9).
Within and across the disciplines diverse perceptions have been expressed to define research. However, the basic notion of research revolves around two key aspects; description of research and how it is associated with the type of knowledge being generated. Therefore, the paradigm enables researchers to receive knowledge according to their pre-set belief system.
Descartes argues that the nature of the mind is completely different from that of the body this makes it possible for an individual to actively exist without an interaction of the entities. His argument has led to one of the most discussed problems in philosophical and other non-philosophical discourse, the problem of the body and the mind.
One would think that it is comfortable to be a minor where everything is taken care of by others this is if one can or is able to pay. the act of being a minor prevents one to take a step from the minority group due to being timid
In the Fifth Replies, Descartes writes, “I am surprised that you should say here ... that I distinctly know that I exist, but not that I know what I am or what my nature is” (71–2). Descartes seems to be insisting, contrary to his objectors, that the cogito conclusion, “I exist,” is inseparable from an understanding of the nature of self or mind as a thinking substance.
The main argument put forth by Savage-Rumbaugh is that Kanzi’s advanced linguistic aptitude denounces all such ideas which are skeptical of the ape language project. Among many critics of Kanzi project