Abortion is one of the most argued concepts and it occurs all over the world making it to be a big business worth venturing into. Its true that many people have no concern in knowing what the big book say about abortion and the only thing important to them is getting what they really desire. Abortion is viewed in two distinctive ways which may either be private or public. If abortion is really murder then it's true that life begins at conception. If all this is true then a mother has a...
With no doubt, that the question of personality is not easy to define it, because there are various ways of looking at this question, each theories are looking at this latter from different perspectives. For example, if we go back to what Freud said about human personality, we find that he divides it into three parts, namely the Ego, the Super-Ego and the Id. This latter is the hot part which stores the taboos and socially unaccepted behaviours, but the Ego and Super-Ego can control the Id so...
Truth, as expressed in my quatrain above, has been a great moot point, capturing human intellectual activity since aeons. Is truth a single objective entity or can it be diversified? Generally, one may assume that truth is reality and reality must be the same no matter what area of knowledge is in question. If this assumption be followed, then a simple answer to the question in the title would be - zero, for that would be the extent of variation in truth. But could it also be that different...
Visual art is one of the common ways to portray one's feelings and thoughts whether they are true or lies. There are certain feelings that we cannot write in words. Therefore visual art, especially paintings have been one of the widely used form of representing elements of truth for centuries. Whether a painting is abstract or realistic, is, and will remain, a tool to express emotions. Pablo Picasso is referring that art is a visual exaggeration of reality therefore it enables...
The development of Information Communication Technology has created new ethical dilemmas due to the out-of-date moral, legal, and social boundaries. These boundaries can be represented by rules and legislation, laws and human nature. The expansion of technology has created a new era of office work. The majority of offices around the world are now filled with newly available technological advances; from personal computers to large network servers. This access to readily available technology has...
Introduction: Direct realism and the problems it faces. The philosophical theory of perception most akin to our commonsense approach is known as direct or naive realism. This theory maintains that through perception we gain immediate, direct access to the physical mind independent world surrounding us, and therefore rejects the postulation of entities such as sense data [] that act as intermediaries in the perceptual process. Throughout its life as a philosophical doctrine, direct...
The Sutras are built on a foundation of Samkhya philosophy. The division into the Eight Limbs (Sanskrit Ashtanga) of Yoga is reminiscent of Buddhas Noble Eightfold Path; inclusion of Brahmaviharas (Yoga Sutra 1:33) also shows Buddhisms influence on parts of the Sutras. In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali prescribes adherence to eight "limbs" or steps (the sum of which constitute "Ashtanga Yoga", the title of the second chapter) to quiet ones mind and achieve kaivalya. The Yoga...
Andy Warhol said, "Art is what you can get away with," but is it really? Can you get away with selling a plain black canvas for 7 million dollars? Kasmir Malevich, a Russian artist from the 1920s did (Levin). When minimalism first appeared on the scene, critics were bedazzled. They did not know what to think of this new art form with extreme reductive tendencies ("Minimalism"). Most minimalist art is too reduced, too simple. It lacks the basic aesthetic qualities that make...
In this essay I shall be analysing whether the problem of evil produces damning evidence against the classical concept of theism, I will be focusing primarily on the three main monotheistic religions of Islam, Judaism and Christianity's concept of God. I will be observing the impact the problem of evil has on these classical theistic ideas and looking at the arguments both for and against as presented by philosophers both past and present. We shall observe specifically the logical problem of...
Is it ethical for a physician to participate in physician-assisted suicide when this practice clearly defies what is stated in the Hippocratic Oath? People look at their personal physician as a "healer" or "lifesaver" but what if the physician gave you the option to end your life in the situation of chronic, painful illness or injury? Would this cloud your opinion of them or would you still consider them to be helping us? Is it ethical to train physicians to assist in...