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Relativism: The Tangible Theory
Relativism: The Tangible Theory
Relativism: The Tangible Theory Since the beginning of rational thought, philosophers have searched for the true meaning of morality. Many theorists have attempted to answer this question with reasoning, in an attempt to find a universal set of rules, or a way to distinguish right from wrong. Some theorists believe that this question is best answered by a single moral standard, while others debate if there can be a single solution. Cultural Relativism explores the idea that there can be no one m
Computer Pornography
Computer Pornography
Computer Pornography Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.(Wallace: 3) A statement from a document that a group of individuals put together to ensure their own ideas and beliefs would never change. The group of people was the forefathers of the United States of Amer
Technology in A Brave New World
Technology in A Brave New World
Technology in A Brave New World Technology is defined as using the entire body of science, methods, and materials to achieve an end. Technology, or techne, is so preoccupied with weather it can, it never considers if it should. In Of Techne and Episteme, a article on technology and humanities, the author Eddy warns us that a society without epistemological thinking would lead to a society of skilled barbarians. This is the topic of the novel Brave New World in which Aldous Huxley portrays a
A Critical Analysis of The Doctor Won't See You N
A Critical Analysis of The Doctor Won't See You N
A Critical Analysis of The Doctor Won\'t See You Now Kevin Asp 02/26/97 Essay # 1 Initially, James Gorman appears to be stating that physicians should not be ethically obligated to treat each and every slob that seeks treatment. The title of the essay, and the sarcastic tone, give evidence that the thesis is quite the contrary. Gorman does identify an alarming trend of physicians looking through a cynical eye with an example of a survey by the American Medical Association, published November
The Sight of Science
The Sight of Science
The Sight of Science It is a truth universally acknowledged that he whose mind is ahead of his time and above that of his peers may not be understood by his fellow people and be subject to critisizm and persecution. Galilei Galileo, Francis Bacon, and Rene Descartes were among the first to break away from the conventional views of their times to find a place for science in a society and propose the way it should be practiced. All three authors agree on some points but differe markedly on others.
The Question of an Answer: What It Is To Be Human
The Question of an Answer: What It Is To Be Human
The Question of an Answer: What It Is To Be Human The body is socially constructed; and in this paper we explore the various and ever-changing constructions of the body, and thus of the embodied self......The one word, body, may therefore signify very different realities and perceptions of reality.....(Synnot 1992, 43) It has been said that in order to understand life and society, we as people must first understand ourselves. Who are we as a people? Who are we as individuals? Who are we as human
The New Internet
The New Internet
The New Internet Without a doubt, the Internet is undergoing a major transition as it experiences a tremendous influx of new users. Due to the anarchic, distributed nature of the net, we cannot even begin to enumerate the population of the Internet or its growth. As more of the world\'s population moves on-line, new concerns will arise which did not confront the earlier generations. The new culture will demand different resources, services and technology than the old generations expected and use
Ethics
Ethics
ethics Every profession has a code of ethics. The reason for these may vary, but why do we have them? Are they that useful and important? In this paper I will examine codes of ethics from a philosophical point of view. I will focus mainly at the ASM/IEEE code of ethics, but also at code of ethics in general. I will examine what the main purpose of any code is. What the ACM/IEEE code of ethics purpose is, and does the code work in today’s professional society. I will conclude by expressing my vie
Feminism
Feminism
Feminism What is feminism? By general definition, feminism is a philosophy in which women and their contributions are valued. It is based on social, political and economical equality for women. Feminists can be anyone in the population, men, women, girl or boys. Feminism can also be described as a movement. A revolution that includes women and men who wish the world to be equal without boundaries. These boundaries or blockades are better known as discrimination and biases against gender, sexual
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau He spent his life in voluntary poverty, enthralled by the study of nature. Two years, in the prime of his life, were spent living in a shack in the woods near a pond. Who would choose a life like this? Henry David Thoreau did, and he enjoyed it. Who was Henry David Thoreau, what did he do, and what did others think of his work? Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts on July 12, 1817 ( Thoreau 96), on his grandmother\'s farm. Thoreau, who was of French-Huguenot
Human Nature
Human Nature
Human Nature ESSAY CATEGORY: Philosophy Human nature Grade: B Language: English System: Country: Taiwan Authors Comments: Teachers Comments: 11/6/96 Our life is full of problems. Reasoning is a usual way to response to problems which we concern about. We reason in response to everyday problems. For instance, asked by friends to go out dinner at a time when we have planned something else, we must decide which one is more important for us at that moment of time, and whether to decline or to adjust
Judgement of ethics
Judgement of ethics
judgement of ethics Almost everyone has heard of the two great philosophers, Plato and Aristotle. Few people though, know much about their life long achievements. Their own personal beliefs and philosophies. In order to understand them, we must fist examine the background of the two philosophers. Plato was born to an aristocratic family in Athens. When Plato was a child, his father died, and his mother married Pyrilampes, who was an associate of the statesman Pericles. As a young individual Plat
Mill And Kant's Ethical Theories
Mill And Kant's Ethical Theories
Mill And Kant\'s Ethical Theories Get Essays - Essay Search - Submit Essays - Request Essays - Essay Links - FAQ Compare Mill and Kant\'s ethical theories; which makes a better societal order? John Stuart Mill (1808-73) believed in an ethical theory known as utilitarianism. There are many formulation of this theory. One such is, Everyone should act in such a way to bring the largest possibly balance of good over evil for everyone involved. However, good is a relative term. What is good? Utilitar
On The Need For Normative Ethics: A Study Of Subje
On The Need For Normative Ethics: A Study Of Subje
On The Need For Normative Ethics: A Study Of Subjectivist Thought On the Need for Normative Ethics: A study of Subjectivist thought Foremost is a brief description of Subjectivism, particularly Emotivism. Subjectivist thought rests on the idea that morality is a function of one\'s individual emotions, and that is all. The strength of Emotivism over other avenues of Subjectivism lies in its awareness of the other purposes of language. Rather than statements designed to convey information, Emotivi
Philosophical Foundations Of Poverty And Distribut
Philosophical Foundations Of Poverty And Distribut
Philosophical Foundations Of Poverty And Distribution Any Lockeian scholar would be lying if they told you that any topic in the secondary literature on the Two Treatises of Government was more famous (or infamousÉdepending on who you talk to), widely debated, or caused more controversy than the old Oxford gradŐs theory of property. Some are shouting from the left that Locke argues a rights claim for subsistence for all individuals, that it may even support MarxŐs theory of exploitation. Yelling
Product Testing: Toxic And Tragic
Product Testing: Toxic And Tragic
Product Testing: Toxic And Tragic Product Testing: Toxic and Tragic by the PETA Organization PETA, 1999 This is an article written by one of the most passionate and reliable sources of animal rights, called PETA (People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals). I do not want to dumb down the information in this article, but I will try not to drone on. This article speaks of how people test cosmetics on animals, the ethics of it and alternatives to product testing on animals. First, there are test c
The Reality Of Choice
The Reality Of Choice
The Reality Of Choice The term philosophy encompasses various meanings and raises many questions for example, it seeks to explore the true meaning of reality, truth, values, justice and beauty. ( Lexicon Universal Encyclopedia, 240 ). There are many terms used by philosophers that are often interpreted differently by other philosophers . Free will is an example as well as an important debatable issue. Some philosophers view free will as non existent , while others argue that it really exists and
Trancendentalism
Trancendentalism
Trancendentalism TRANSCENDENTALISM A MODERN PHILOSOPHY Mankind has lost its place at the center of God’s universe. Now, when you watch the weather, or plants growing, or someone suddenly die, what you feel is obnoxious bafflement. In the past, you might have said God was responsible or the devil... Definitions of the universe based on speculation or on scriptural faith are no longer automatically accepted... You would have looked out on this vast and undefined universe in would’ve thought, as di
Utilitarianism or Kantianism
Utilitarianism or Kantianism
Utilitarianism or Kantianism Utilitarianism or Kantianism, Which theory of ethics is correct? In choosing an ethical theory one must ascertain which is right to them mentally because, To choose one over the other must mean that you believe in that one to the fullest extent. That’s why I believe the only true Ethical Theory in life “today” is Utilitarianism. The main Utilitarian value is happiness not for one person but for all of society. Utilitarianism is a very rational way of thought, in whic
Ancient Greece - A Time Of Great Cities And Lives
Ancient Greece - A Time Of Great Cities And Lives
Ancient Greece - A Time Of Great Cities And Lives Ancient Greece A Time Of Great Cities And Lives Ancient Greece was an interesting time and place with huge markets in which people could sell items of every kind. Strict laws with even stricter penalties if broken, a place where women were did not have as many rights as they do today, and along with the most outstanding army in their time. A quote that goes along with this time is; I have killed one I have killed two -- the vampire who said he w
Chivalry
Chivalry
Chivalry We live in an age where the brutality and the vigilante justice of the knight errant is no longer acceptable for people with positions of stature in society. While courage and honor are still praised by society, one rarely finds a man true to his word regardless of cost. Chivalry towards ladies is sometimes mistakenly decried by those supporting equality for women. And Courtly love, in it\'s modern form, is frowned upon. Those who might have a keen sense of justice often have only indir
A Zipper for Pee-Wee Herman
A Zipper for Pee-Wee Herman
A Zipper for Pee-Wee Herman Ethel O\' Grady History of Television December 3, 1996 Leaders in childrens television are and always have been concerned about what programs actually make it on the air. Most early programming for children of school age in the 1950\'s was the western program. Another type was the science-fiction thriller which tended to be based on hero\'s from the radio, comics, and films. However, a favorite of the youngest audience was the children\'s equivalent of the variety sho
The James Bond Phenomenon
The James Bond Phenomenon
The James Bond Phenomenon James Bond has gone through a lot of changes in the years with 19 films. James Bond has been played by Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, George Lazneby, to Pierce Bronsman. All being great James Bond characters. The best of them being Sean Connery, why? I don\'t know why, he has always just been a better actor in every movie he has been in. Then comes Pierce Bronsman because he has been in movies for my generation and I can relate with the stuff going on in his
Movie: The Firm
Movie: The Firm
Movie: The Firm Sydney Pollack\'s film The Firm is a drama based on an desire to escape from the law firm (Berndini, Lambert, and Lock) from which he was hired. The relatively small but wealthy firm wines and dines the ambitious Harvard Law Graduate\'s (played by Tom Cruise) with money and gifts in order to make him part of their team. Overwhelmed by the gracious treatment and substantial offer Mitch McDeere takes the offer to be part of the Firm. The firm gets them caught up in a affluent lifes
Kurt Cobain: Collection of Personal Accounts From
Kurt Cobain: Collection of Personal Accounts From
Kurt Cobain: Collection of Personal Accounts From Family Relatives I would like to share some of the memories and perceptions I have concerning this unique, rare and original human being called Kurt Cobain. I knew Kurt during his teen-age years in the period from about 1979 to 1984. I was in my mid-30s and living in and near Montesano. My sister married Kurt\'s dad, Don, and also lived in Montesano. My grandfather comprehended the intelligence and individuality in Kurt at a time when Kurt was be
A Zipper for Pee-Wee
A Zipper for Pee-Wee
A Zipper for Pee-Wee Ethel O\' Grady History of Television December 3, 1996 A Zipper for Pee-Wee Herman: Leaders in childrens television are and always have been concerned about what programs actually make it on the air. Most early programming for children of school age in the 1950\'s was the western program. Another type was the science-fiction thriller which tended to be based on hero\'s from the radio, comics, and films. However, a favorite of the youngest audience was the children\'s equival
Clockwork Orange And The Age Of Mechanical Reprodu
Clockwork Orange And The Age Of Mechanical Reprodu
Clockwork Orange And The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction Clockwork Orange and the Age of Mechanical Reproduction For Walter Benjamin, the defining characteristic of modernity was mass assembly and production of commodities, concomitant with this transformation of production is the destruction of tradition and the mode of experience which depends upon that tradition. While the destruction of tradition means the destruction of authenticity, of the originally, in that it also collapses the distance
James Bond
James Bond
James Bond James Bond Phenomenon James Bond has gone through a lot of changes in the years with 19 films. James Bond has been played by Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, George Lazneby, to Pierce Bronsman. All being great James Bond characters. The best of them being Sean Connery, why? I don\'t know why, he has always just been a better actor in every movie he has been in. Then comes Pierce Bronsman because he has been in movies for my generation and I can relate with the stuff going on
Computer Viruses: Past, Present And Future
Computer Viruses: Past, Present And Future
Computer Viruses: Past, Present And Future In our health-conscious society, viruses of any type are an enemy. Computer viruses are especially pernicious. They can and do strike any unprotected computer system, with results that range from merely annoying to the disastrous, time-consuming and expensive loss of software and data. And with corporations increasingly using computers for enterprise-wide, business-critical computing, the costs of virus-induced down-time are growing along with the threa
The Firm
The Firm
The Firm The Firm Sydney Pollack’s film The Firm is a drama based on an desire to escape from the law firm (Berndini, Lambert, and Lock) from which he was hired. The relatively small but wealthy firm wines and dines the ambitious Harvard Law Graduate’s (played by Tom Cruise) with money and gifts in order to make him part of their team. Overwhelmed by the gracious treatment and substantial offer Mitch McDeere takes the offer to be part of the Firm. The firm gets them caught up in a affluent lifes
Sports in Today's Society
Sports in Today's Society
Sports in Today\'s Society Sports are an involved part in today\'s society. The ways that the athletes act are an important part in the playing of sports. Sportsmanship is found in every single sport there is. Whether it is professional football or the local little league, players on each team should have a certain respect for the other team. Yet, many people still question the ethics of professional sports. Do these men and women who get paid for their talent still have respect for themselves,
Should Steroids Be Banned From Society?
Should Steroids Be Banned From Society?
Should Steroids Be Banned From Society? Travis Redfield Eng. 101, 12/2/96 It\'s amazing what athletes will do to achieve higher levels of performance and to get an edge on the rivaled competition. Often people do not realize the long term effects that result from the decisions they make early in life. This resembles the obvious phenomenon with steroids. Steroids became a spreading exposure to athletes in the Olympics and other major sporting events during the 1950\'s. This use of steroids among
Animal Rights Protests: Is Radical Chic Still In S
Animal Rights Protests: Is Radical Chic Still In S
Animal Rights Protests: Is Radical Chic Still In Style? Over the past fifteen years a powerfully charged drama has unfolded in New York\'s Broadway venues and spread to the opera houses and ballet productions of major cities across the country. Its characters include angry college students, aging rock stars, flamboyant B-movie queens, society matrons, and sophisticated fashion designers. You can\'t buy tickets for this production, but you might catch a glimpse of it while driving in Bethesda on
Synthetic Drugs of Abuse
Synthetic Drugs of Abuse
Synthetic Drugs of Abuse It seems that primitive man at times wished to escape his reality. He or she probably found some natural herbal drugs to facilitate this desire. In fact abuse of the coca leaf and the opium poppy has been occuring the last 3000 years, and probably longer. The mescaline containing peyote cactus has been abused by the indians for even longer. They thought it was a gift from god because they often realised profound truths when they where inebriate(at least, thats what they
Beatlses
Beatlses
Beatlses The Beatles were a mystical happening that many people still don\'t understand. Phenomenoligists had a ball in 1964 with Beatlemania, a generally harmless form of madness which came from Britain in 1963. The sole cause of Beatlemania is a quartet of young Englishmen known as the Beatles. In the less than one year that they achieved popularity in England to the time they came to America, The Beatles achieved a popularity and following that is unprecedented in the history of show business
Canada Health Act
Canada Health Act
Canada Health Act The Undermining of the Canada Health Act Samantha Descoteaux University of Alberta Nurs 395 Abstract In the past, Canada’s government-funded, universally accessible, health care system has been praised and admired both at home and abroad as one of the finest in the world. A great source of pride and comfort for many Canadians is that it is based on five fundamental principles. Principles that are a reflection of the values held by Canadian citizens since the formation of Medica
Cultural Conservation
Cultural Conservation
Cultural Conservation One problem with cultural conservation: To put it simply, and its not a problems that only conservatives very often confuse (or conflate ethics and aesthetics. When Gertrude Himmererfarf lambastes out (as she perceives it) \'amoral, \'sexually deviant\' and \'polymorpously perverse\' culture she is primarily responding to something that she finds culturally foreign and aesthetically threatening. I agree with her that values are oftentimes a good thing, but only when they ar
Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright These ideas proposed by Wright represent a half century of ingenuity and unrivaled creativity. Wright was unquestionably a architectural genius and was years ahead of his time. The biggest obstacle which held Wright back throughout his career was the lack of technogaly that was present during his time. As a architect, Wright accomplished more that any other in history, with the possible exception of DaVincci or Michangelo. His philosophy of Organic Architecture showed the worl
Nursing Ethics And Malpractice
Nursing Ethics And Malpractice
Nursing Ethics And Malpractice INTRODUCTION In every nurse\'s career, the nurse is faced with many legal or ethical dilemmas. One of the professional competencies for nursing states that nurses should integrate knowledge of ethical and legal aspects of health care and professional values into nursing practice . It is important to know what types of dilemmas nurses may face during their careers and how they may have been dealt with in the past. It is also important for nurses to understand what m
Public Information
Public Information
Public Information Ever wonder how a person not known obtains critical information once unavailable to the public? Nowadays, the easy access of computers makes it almost impossible for citizens to completely be out of the risk of privacy invasion. Anything we do is being monitored discreetly or publicly by others. Yet, there are different ways in which this issue can be viewed. It is harmful in the way that we do not know exactly what is being monitored by others, nor the way it is being used. P
Computer Fraud and Crimes
Computer Fraud and Crimes
Computer Fraud and Crimes In the world of computers, computer fraud and computer crime are very prevalent issues facing every computer user. This ranges from system administrators to personal computer users who do work in the office or at home. Computers without any means of security are vulnerable to attacks from viruses, worms, and illegal computer hackers. If the proper steps are not taken, safe computing may become a thing of the past. Many security measures are being implemented to protect
The Causes Of Crime
The Causes Of Crime
The Causes Of Crime The causes of crime seem to be indefinite and ever changing. In the 19th century; slum poverty was blamed, in the 20th century, a childhood without love was blamed (Adams 152). In the era going into the new millenium, most experts and theorists have given up all hope in trying to pinpoint one single aspect that causes crime. Many experts believe some people are natural born criminals who are born with criminal mindsets, and this is unchangeable. However, criminals are not a p
Animal Ethics
Animal Ethics
Animal Ethics Animal ethics is concerned with the status of animals, whereas environmental ethics concerns itself with the relationship to the environment. I will show the existence of animal ethics depends on the existence of environmental ethics. I will prove this by showing that such philosophers who have practiced animal ethics such as Singer, Regan, and Taylor are limited because they are individualistic. Which means they are limited to animal concerns, and nothing else. But with the enviro
The Law Enforcement Profession
The Law Enforcement Profession
The Law Enforcement Profession Abstract In order to understand comptemporary law enforcemment, we should recognize the conditions that impact our profession. It is agreed upon by many scholars that major changes in law enforcement occur every five years. Policing is sometimes characterize... like a sandbar in a river, subject to being changed continuously by the currents in which it is immersed... (Swanson, Territo and Taylor, p. 2). However, in recent years some major changes have occurred in
Business and Government Agencies
Business and Government Agencies
Business and Government Agencies The primary focus of my topic is three fold, first if a high ranking official from a firm were to become the Director of an agency and his former company is asking for approval of a drug, how should the Director act in regard to this rulemaking? The second question is not a difficult, if a former Director were to assume a position at a firm asking for approval of a drug, how should the former directors position influence the decisions of the agency? Finally how c
Capital Punishment: For and Against
Capital Punishment: For and Against
Capital Punishment: For and Against Thesis One: In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both supporting and opposing capital punishment. Thesis two: Concretely and in practice, compelling arguments against capital punishment can be made on the basis of its actual administration in our society. Two different cases can be made. One is based on justice and the nature of a moral community. This leads to a defense of capital punishment. The second is based on love and the nature of an ideal
Capital Punishment: Against
Capital Punishment: Against
Capital Punishment: Against The use of capital punishment has been a permanent fixture in society since the earliest civilizations and continues to be used as a form of punishment in countries today. It has been used for various crimes ranging from the desertion of soldiers during wartime to the more heinous crimes of serial killers. However, the mere fact that this brutal form of punishment and revenge has been the policy of many nations in the past does not subsequently warrant its implementat
Capital Punishment, Should It Or Should It Not Be
Capital Punishment, Should It Or Should It Not Be
Capital Punishment, Should It Or Should It Not Be Used In Today\'s Criminal Judging System While Capital Punishment has been one of the most feared things of our time, it is still being questioned if it is unconstitutional. The Death Penalty is being enforced in more than 100 countries in the world and are usually in used in politically-related cases. Although it has been the case in many countries throughout the world it has been said that the Death Penalty is cruel and unusual punishment whi
Censorship: Freedom or Suppression ?
Censorship: Freedom or Suppression ?
Censorship: Freedom or Suppression ? Government censorship can be looked at as a blessing or an unneeded burden. I personally feel that all censorship is completely unnecessary and should be found unconstitutional. It is the countless moral views that bring no right answer for what should and should not be censored. I know that the governments version of censorship varies greatly from mine, just as mine does from a world wide view. The citizens of the United States are living in a pure democracy
Contracts
Contracts
Contracts A contract is an agreement that is enforceable by law. Modern business could not exist without such contracts. Most business transactions involve commitments to furnish goods, services, or real property; these commitments are usually in the form of contracts. Use of the contract in business affairs ensures, to some extent, the performance of an agreement, for a party that breaks a contract may be sued in court for the damages caused by the breach. Sometimes, however, a party that break