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An Employee’s Unethical Business Conduct
An Employee’s Unethical Business Conduct
An Employee’s Unethical Business Conduct One would think that an educated professional individual, with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, being employed for over twenty years, would know the difference between conflict of interest and unethical business conduct. However, in this imperfect world, this would not be the case of one engineer. An employee has an obligation to his profession and his employer. Trust must exist between the employer and the employee, as well as honesty and
Wealth, Poverty, and
Wealth, Poverty, and
Wealth, Poverty, and Economics in Proverbs Job and Proverbs April 3/00 Box #260 Wealth, poverty and economics has been one of the main areas of human interest and investigation over the last three hundred years. Beginning in earnest during the enlightenment period of Europe, economics and wealth has been studied thoroughly and aggressively. Often times, this debate has produced great ideological and polemical debates, even wars and revolutions.[1] Indeed, man has been increasingly described and
Anthropology
Anthropology
Anthropology Anthropology is a social science that revolves around the tool of observation. Yet, for a discipline that appears rather basic it becomes relatively complicated as one examines the subsections of the science. Such is the case when referring to discipline of applied anthropology. Applied anthropologists do not solitarily research, observe and analyze a condition, but more, provide a practical solution to a human problem. It takes conscious effort for one to leave their culture in ord
Music Sharing: A Question of Ethics
Music Sharing: A Question of Ethics
Music Sharing: A Question of Ethics Hum 102-005 March 9th, 2004 It has been around for centuries, possibly one of the most important staple in all cultures. The uses vary between all societies. The importance of this artwork may vary anywhere from its significance, for religious purposes, or for plain out personal enjoyment. In modern times its main purpose is to convey messages of politics, emotions, and ideas (although a lot of mainstream has varied from this significance). The art form I spea
Nuclear Waste: The Skull Valley Controversy
Nuclear Waste: The Skull Valley Controversy
Nuclear Waste: The Skull Valley Controversy This paper will discuss the moral and ethical issues concerning how and why Locally Undesirable Land Uses (LULUs) and Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) are located. A LULU, or TSDF, can be a power plant, a munitions factory, a county landfill, a medical waste incinerator, a hazardous waste storage facility, a military base, an airport or any number of other facilities that people need, but do not want to live next to. The process of f
How has your understanding of events, personalitie
How has your understanding of events, personalitie
How has your understanding of events, personalities or situations been shaped by their representations in the texts you have studied? Truth is often used as a weapon whereby those with authority can take opportunities to wield their power and take ownership of the truth. The truth is always subjective and can be exploited by the power of events, personalities or situations. By understanding the way these can help manipulate the representations of veracity, divulges what influences the truth and
Preventable?
Preventable?
Preventable? Across the Atlantic Ocean there is a plague. Some may argue that is it not preventable, but it is. The plague that is in question here is Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and it has hit Africa by storm. It is estimated that there are “4 to 5 million people who have tuberculosis are co infected with [Human Immunodeficiency Virus] HIV.” (Columbia Encyclopedia) The world communities have turned their backs on many African nations in their time of need. The lack of political
Understanding organizations
Understanding organizations
Understanding organizations Part I: The summary of the course “Understanding organisation“ (the answer of question n° 2) Understanding organizations is a very important issue to cover and to study, especially for managers; and as Richard Hagberg said: “Understanding organizations can mean the difference between success and failure in today’s fast changing business environment “, because there is some pillars in every organization which are determinant of the success of the later , such as : “how
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
: AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990: A LEGISLATIVE HISTORY American Congress November 14, 2001 Woof! You sure gotta climb a lotta steps to get to this Capitol Building here in Washington! But I wonder who that sad little scrap of paper is? I\'m just a bill. Yes, I\'m only a bill, and I\'m sitting here on Capitol Hill. Well, it\'s a long, long journey to the capital city. It\'s a long, long wait while I\'m sitting in committee, but I know I\'ll be a law someday...At least I hope and pray tha
Immanuel Kant
Immanuel Kant
Immanuel Kant The ethics of Immanuel Kant are based on the belief that ethics stem from rules and reason much like the law of gravity; they are universal and always apply regardless of circumstances. He believed that the capacity to reason was unique to man and when exercised this was what it meant to be a moral human being. His deontological approach rejects Utilitarianism due to its consequentialist nature not being universal and therefore not based on reason. Kant presents a more rigid way of
Catch 22
Catch 22
Catch 22 Although many authors have written comedies and tragedies, fewer authors ventured into combining comedy and tragedy to create a masterpiece – a classic work. Using their unique style and structure, Jonathan Swift and Joseph Heller managed to interlay comedy and tragedy. Although their works were published years apart, they have one similarity – they depict the insanity of the people. “A Modest Proposal” is a satirical essay written by Jonathan Swift depicting the horrific conditions of
Definition of a Hero
Definition of a Hero
Definition of a Hero David Brin’s The Postman Postman Essay; Definition of a Hero The term “hero” is often used loosely to describe the protagonist of a story. Sometimes, however, it is not clear whether this prestigious title is actually befitting that character. In order to more accurately decide whether the term “hero” behooves a specific character, we must look at the definition of a hero, in general. A hero is defined as a man of courage and nobility who is famed and admired for his achieve
Morality in Killing
Morality in Killing
Morality in Killing Ethics Period 6 11.24.03 Many factors must be considered when asking the question on whether or not it is moral to take a human life in certain situations. Some may argue that if the life that is being taken belongs to a person who is immoral and has possibly taken the life of someone else, than it is moral. In this situation; however, there are people other than the one who has done wrong that need to be considered when the life of this immoral person is being taken. You mus
Critical Essay
Critical Essay
Critical Essay Gambling, while it lowers taxes and creates jobs, it also causes addicts to lose money and therefore creates a higher crime rate. Back in the day gambling was very popular in North America, long before there was ever a United States. Playing cards and dice were brought over by both the British and the Dutch. By the end of the 17th century, just about every countryseat in colonial America had a lottery wheel. Cockfighting flourished throughout the countries, especially in the South
Nursing Shortage in Canada
Nursing Shortage in Canada
Nursing Shortage in Canada Running Head: Nursing Shortage in Canada Nursing Shortage in Canada. NSE 112 January 27,2004 Nursing is one of the noblest and most humanistic professions in the world. Apart from being a highly responsible and noble profession, nursing requires lots of time, dedication, patience, sacrifice, love and care for the clients. As a profession nursing went through a complex way to gain a right to be considered a profession and its professional independence. Nurses are health
Bare Assets
Bare Assets
Bare Assets 01/09/04 Virgin Mobile USA’s latest ad campaign may prove to be more than they bargained for. According to Virgin, their effort showcases a half-dozen actors individually describing the vulnerability one feels in making a gift choice. As they make their presentations, their only clothing is a small box containing the Virgin Mobile cell phone. Virgin argues that the campaign, themed The gift with nothing to hide, is intended to underscore the simplicity of Virgin Mobile service. While
Aristotle’s Ethics and Its Impact on Women
Aristotle’s Ethics and Its Impact on Women
Aristotle’s Ethics and Its Impact on Women 12/4/03 Aristotle deviates from the metaphysical views of previous philosophers, including his beloved teacher Plato, that state that the purpose of human life lays beyond this world. Instead of this doctrine, Aristotle argues that the purpose of human life lies only within this world. Because Aristotle held this belief, he argues that one must make the most out of his life. To do so one must live the best possible life. Aristotle believed that knowing
Confucian philosophy of government
Confucian philosophy of government
Confucian philosophy of government January 23rd, 2004 HIST 534-Modern Chinese History Confucius was a non-European philosopher, as well as a teacher, who was born in the village of Zhou in the country of Lu. He was a very wise Chinese philosopher. He was born 551 BC and then died 479 BC. He made a lot of theories about life, the law and the government. He believed philosophy to be the rules that you should follow in order to have a successful life. He did not let this stop him from getting his e
Egoism and Utilitarianism
Egoism and Utilitarianism
Egoism and Utilitarianism 2/17/04 Ethics Test #3 Introduction: Egoism and Utilitarianism are moral systems which seek to maximize certain consequences of policy or action. Egoism considers the consequences only for oneself while utilitarianism considers the consequences for people at large. This essay will explore the similarities and differences, and the strengths and weaknesses of these two theories. Egoism: It is difficult to overestimate the pervasiveness of this ethic in our society today.
Ethical Relativism
Ethical Relativism
Ethical Relativism Standards of right and wrong are the mere products of time and culture. Morality is a neutral concept - there is no such thing as an absolute right or wrong. Instead, morality is defined by what is \'good\' or \'bad\' in a given society, by the social norms. What held true twenty thousand, two thousand or even two hundred years ago may or may not hold true now. The human race has grown and continues to expand; our technology, culture, customs, and laws constantly change and ev
Human Evolution
Human Evolution
Human Evolution English 101/Tr 12/4/01 Would you get upset if someone were to describe you as an ape? Perhaps it has more truth in that statement than originally meets the eye. In today’s society there are many different races and origins of human beings. There are dark skinned, light skinned, tall, short, and various other combinations of human characteristics today. One might think to ask where all of these different aspects of human beings came from. Well throughout the ages this question has
Plato's Theory of Political Philosophy; An Argumen
Plato's Theory of Political Philosophy; An Argumen
Plato\'s Theory of Political Philosophy; An Argument C. 428 B.C.E was the birth time of Plato into an Athenian aristocratic family (Dave Judy, 1998, 21). His father was Ariston who was believed to have connection to one of the early kings of Athens. His mother was Perictione, who related to 6th - century B.C reformer of the Athenian constitution, Solon. His father died when he was a child, and Plato eventually became Socrates\' disciple. Plato\'s works consisted of a set of 41 so-called dialogue
Should the fundamental question in epistemology be
Should the fundamental question in epistemology be
Should the fundamental question in epistemology be How can I know ? On the other hand, should it rather be What can I know ? INTRODUCTION: In this essay, I will look at both these questions as they both seem to play a major role in the study of knowledge. I will cover two of the main elements that correspond to these questions of attaining knowledge, Empiricism, and rationalism. In order to show examples of both these views; I will use the philosophical thinking of Rene Decartes, a rationalist w
“Tradition is a dead weight, stifling creativity”
“Tradition is a dead weight, stifling creativity”
“Tradition is a dead weight, stifling creativity” Essay Title: “Tradition is a dead weight, stifling creativity” Discuss this claim in the context of Confucianism and Taoism Tutor: Tutorial Group: F102 Tuesdays at 3pm Date of Submission: November 3rd Is tradition a dead weight, stifling creativity? Here in the realm of western thought, tradition is seen more as “a guide and not a jailor” [1], holding the hand of creativity on the path to creation. But in the eastern philosophies of Taoism and Co
Aristotle and Women
Aristotle and Women
Aristotle and Women 12/5/03 Aristotle accepted the doctrine that a difference in role or pursuit be tied to a relevant difference in nature and at the same time to reassert the claim of Gorgias that the virtues of women are different from those of free men because their activities are different. (Barnes, p. 135) Thus Aristotle creates a political and psychological reason for explaining the differences between men and women. “In comparison with man’s bodily condition the bodily condition of women
The Modern Values of Midpointery: A Plea for Conve
The Modern Values of Midpointery: A Plea for Conve
The Modern Values of Midpointery: A Plea for Conversation Philosophy 379A January 9, 2004 In the present age, audiences are not hard to be found, but rather the people that seem to be scarce. To the Single Individual, When you first started me thinking about this project, there were so many different possibilities I could have followed. The writings of Kierkegaard inspired and moved me in ways that I hope no college student ever graduates without, and I wanted to write you something that includ
“Good Will, Duty, and the Categorical Imperative”
“Good Will, Duty, and the Categorical Imperative”
“Good Will, Duty, and the Categorical Imperative” By Immanuel Kant 5/15/04 Ethics Immanuel Kant is considered to be one of the greatest philosophers of all time. He made significant and highly original contributions to ethics, jurisprudence, and the philosophy of religion as well as to ethics and epistemology. In his writing “Good Will, Duty, and the Categorical Imperative” Kant says “to possess moral worth is more important than to possess intelligence, humor, strength, or any other talent of t
My World View
My World View
My World View Thursday, May 20 2004 (My World View) My worldview has been sculpted and polished over the past several months. It is based on seven questions “What is God like?” “What is the nature of the universe?” “What is the essential nature of man?” “What is basis of morality and ethics?” “What is the cause of evil and suffering?” “What happens to man at death?” and “What is the meaning of history?” These questions are the basis of my worldview. First, “What is God like?” Well, there is only
State of Nature
State of Nature
State of Nature The state of nature and the social contract theories were early Liberal ideas which applied to the freedom and absolute rights of the people (that of life, liberty, and property) but also to how the authority of government impacts on, and influences, societies individuals and their rights (if at all and whether it has the right to). The State of nature was an image constructed by John Locke, and fellow political philosopher Thomas Hobbes in order to analyze what authority governm
Utilitarianism
Utilitarianism
Utilitarianism Ethics 1101 11/07/03 Some people have argued that utilitarianism doesn\'t account for the claims of justice and that it sometimes endorses unjust actions and makes people surrender their integrity and morals. Utilitarianism sometimes makes people do what they normally won\'t do because of the situation that they are placed in. My essay will explore examples of what a person would do in certain cases according to the rules of utilitarianism and the critiques of these actions. I\'m
On Libertarianism
On Libertarianism
On Libertarianism Ethics 04/28/04 One of the most attractive features of libertarianism is that it is basically a very simple ideology. Maybe even simpler than Marxism, since you don\'t have to learn foreign words like proletariat . Essentially, it is a theory about the permissible use of non-consensual force. It holds that agents fully own themselves and have moral powers to acquire property rights in external things under certain conditions. These property rights set the following limits of fo
What do feminists find to be objectionable in patr
What do feminists find to be objectionable in patr
What do feminists find to be objectionable in patriarchy, and are they right to be critical of it? www.microcosmpublishing.com The above illustration is one of many that are used on a daily basis in order to make the understanding and also the highlighting of patriarchy an everyday issue in the daily conflict of gender issues. Western female thought through the centuries has identified the relationship between patriarchy and gender as crucial to the women’s subordinate position. For two hundred
Ethical Issues
Ethical Issues
Ethical Issues To evaluate the prison simulation experiment in terms of ethical issues. During the experiment there were lots of ethical and morale points brought up. Some of the issues were: Responsibility. For example they put young people as guards. These certain guards, who were picked from a toss of a coin. They were given no specific training. Instead they were free, within limits, to do whatever they thought was necessary to maintain law and order in the prison and to command the respect
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Behavior Organizations have been described as groups of people who work interdependently toward some purpose . This definition clearly indicates that organizations are not buildings or pieces of machinery. Organizations are, indeed, people who interact to accomplish shared objectives. The study of organizational behavior (OB) and its affiliated subjects helps us understand what people think, feel and do in organizational settings. For managers and, realistically, all employees, th
Animal Testing: Necessity or Cruelty?
Animal Testing: Necessity or Cruelty?
Animal Testing: Necessity or Cruelty? 2/3/03 There has been an on going heated debate on whether experiments on animals for the benefit of medical and scientific research are ethical. Whether it is or isn\'t, most people have to decide whether the benefits will outweigh the costs of the experiments. These costs include: animal pain, distress and death where the benefits include the collection of new knowledge or the development of new medical therapies for humans. Looking into these different as
VILLAIN’S REVENGE
VILLAIN’S REVENGE
VILLAIN’S REVENGE The Roles of the “Villain” in Shakespeare’s Plays M.A. student Early Modern Theatre, essay 2 14, January, 2004-1-14 Among the numerous roles in Shakespeare’s plays, there are some villains profoundly depicted, each exhibiting some unique features in personality and mindset. Their villainousness is so striking that the reader of the plays cannot help contemplating the dark side of human nature and exploring the motives of their evil behavior. Some of the villains --- represented
CATHOLICISM AND ZEN BUDDHISM WEDDING CEREMONIES
CATHOLICISM AND ZEN BUDDHISM WEDDING CEREMONIES
CATHOLICISM AND ZEN BUDDHISM WEDDING CEREMONIES Christianity and Buddhism are worldwide recognised and respected religions. Both are similar yet different in religious significance through ritual and practical aspects and have different symbolic realms for material structures. Ninian Smart’s seven dimensions help characterise the similarities and differences in all five major religions. This approach outlines the various aspects or dimensions of the religions. Both the ritual and practical and m
Introduction to Islam
Introduction to Islam
Introduction to Islam Allah (God) Islam is the complete submission and obedience to Allah (God). The name Allah (God) in Islam never refers to Muhammad (pbuh), as many Christians may think; Allah is the personal name of God. What do Muslims believe about Allah? 1. He is the one God, Who has no partner. 2. Nothing is like Him. He is the Creator, not created, nor a part of His creation. 3. He is All-Powerful, absolutely Just. 4. There is no other entity in the entire universe worthy of worship bes
ISLAM
ISLAM
ISLAM 570--Birth of Muhammad into Quraysh, the ruling tribe of Mecca. Islamic tradition relates miraculous signs foretelling Muhammad\'s future greatness. Orphaned and raised by an uncle Abu Talib to be a trader. 595-Muhammad marries Khadijah a rich widow several years his senior. Earns reputation of Al-Amin --the faithful, for his virtue and wisdom. 610- The Night of Power (believed to be the 26th of Ramadan)--First revelation while meditating in a cave on Mt. Hira outside Mecca. Voices and vis
Good effects and bad effects leading sentence
Good effects and bad effects leading sentence
:Good effects and bad effects leading sentence: Tourists generally are the greatest consumers of resources, so this can lead to conflicts with both the environment and with the local people, whose lives are being altered. Most of these problems occur in both the developing world and the developed world, so tourism can cause the whole world to suffer, but some areas suffer worse than others. Tourism can give economic benefits, and even environmental benefits, when managed, such as through conserva
Buddhism Ethics Compared to Christianity Ethics
Buddhism Ethics Compared to Christianity Ethics
Buddhism Ethics Compared to Christianity Ethics Essay on Presentation Christianity in Context April 29, 2004 When starting this research with my group, I was only slightly familiar with the ethics of Buddhism and only slightly more familiar with the ethics of Christianity. However, even with the minimal amount of knowledge I had of both, I had a preconceived notion that we would be contrasting the two much more than we would be comparing them. I figure my assumption was due to the stark contrast
Buddhist Monks Aim for Nirvana
Buddhist Monks Aim for Nirvana
Buddhist Monks Aim for Nirvana Buddhism states that there is a path to happiness and the Buddha can lead you there. Buddhist monks of all different orders are trying to reach happiness, or Nirvana. There may be some differences between the sects but the core beliefs surround the Buddha’s teachings and practices. An ordained monk or nun lives a special life. Some last a lifetime while others only for a brief time, however both experiences are moving. Tibetan Buddhist monks take there vows for lif
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia RELIGION AND SOCIETY – UNIT 2 – ETHICS LEARNING OUTCOME 2 ASSESSMENT TASK – VALUES IN ETHICAL ARGUMENT Euthanasia is the deliberate killing of a person for the benefit of that person. In most cases, euthanasia is carried out because the person who dies asks for it, but there are cases of euthanasia where a person can\'t make such a request. A person who undergoes euthanasia is usually terminally ill, but there are other situations in which some people want euthanasia. There are two co
Utilitarianism and Abortion
Utilitarianism and Abortion
Utilitarianism and Abortion The question of abortion is one that has no one clear right or wrong answer many people have many different views as to where it is morally correct to have an abortion some people would argue that it is murder and yet the unborn baby has done nothing that would warrant the death penalty and even if it was possible to see what kind of a life that person would lead would it be right to judge them on actions they haven’t taking place yet. Also the question of abortion ra
Is Modern Medicine A Threat To The Human Gene Pool
Is Modern Medicine A Threat To The Human Gene Pool
Is Modern Medicine A Threat To The Human Gene Pool? The human gene pool is the source of diversity between us. It is this that attributes to the 0.1% difference in DNA between you and the next person (Cohen, 2001). Competition, starvation, predators and disease among others acted as selective pressures on our ancestors and thereby pushed and pulled the gene pool in different directions. Overall, those with genes that suited the environment survived and reproduced, while those with less suited ge
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle: A Cr
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle: A Cr
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle: A Critical Postmodern Theory of Public Administration April 12, 2001; Revised April 30, 2001 Pre-publication draft of article published in: Administrative Theory Praxis, Vol 23 (3): 431-458. Abstract I propose a critical postmodern application of Debord’s Spectacle and the carnivalesque of Bakhtin to the theatrics I see happening in city streets, on college campuses, and Internet resisting the new globalized economy. In the past decade pubic administ
The Latham Seafoods Case
The Latham Seafoods Case
The Latham Seafoods Case Introduction Attracted by the low labour costs and economic growth in the Southeast Asia, more and more developed Western businesses are shifting business to Southeast Asian countries in order to maintain a competitive position in international market. In this study, three countries, which are Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia, have been selected as candidates for Latham Seafoods – a New Zealand based small fish product manufacturing company, to expand its business. Ass
ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF ART
ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF ART
ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF ART This paper will show the relationship between the environment and fine arts. Both of these subjects are evaluated on a perceptual basis of what the observer sees and appreciates. As the basis for this report, it will be determined what is considered art and what comprises the environment. Defining what is art has been discussed at least since Plato wrote in The Republic about the place of the artist in society. The importance of art to mankind has peculiarly modern i
Contemporary Thoughts of Alcohol
Contemporary Thoughts of Alcohol
Contemporary Thoughts of Alcohol “Alcohol is a drug. Unlike other drugs, it is available to anyone of legal age and easily acquired. Two out of three Americans over age 18 use some alcoholic beverage” (Wilcox, Introduction). Seeing how alcohol has some to be one of the mainstream accepted lifestyles in contemporary America, we need to question many aspects of it. “The NIAAA estimates that more than 11 million adults in the US are alcohol dependent and another 7 million regularly abuse alcohol” (
Adoption Project
Adoption Project
Adoption Project Agency Basics: Name: Friends of Hope Location: Clearwater, FL Ownership: Privately owned by the six founders Services: § Private adoptions of children with a specialty in frozen embryo adoption- within the US only § Also offer crisis counseling (for women who are considering giving up their children for adoption.) Employees: § 6 Founders - consisting of two lawyers and four with social work backgrounds § 2 Agency Counselors – Each went through giving up their kids for adoption a