The natural sciences have uncovered many truths about our natural world through the systematic objective study of their subject matter. We as political beings of this natural world can therefore be studied using the same methodology to uncover laws of human political interaction [] . However can the study of political science, a social science, be classified with that of the natural sciences? By adopting the natural sciences systematic methodology and applying it to political...
Suicide is defined as an intentional and uncovered self-killing in which the conditions causing are self-arranged." It is a conscious act that people choose to do to themselves. Yet it could be avoided by such simple means as by talking to someone and getting help. Suicide is a common cause of death among those who are extremely depressed and have illnesses that occur when the brain gets disrupted. -Approximately 500,000 people have had to seek emergency treatment for trying to kill...
There have been over the years many ethical issues as it concerns new technologically or scientifically advancement projects and inventions. Men were afraid of using lifts the first time it was invented. Men were also afraid of the use of airplanes the first time that they were invented and even till date, there exists some group of people in some parts of the world that doesn't desire to make use of airplanes as a means of transportation due to their view that this is a bad means of...
The perimeters of someones body are often thought to signify the enclosure of a stable perception of the world. For example, mainstream Western society perceives corporeal limits as the impenetrable barrier between subjectivity and external forces. This model emphasizes the subject as regulator over what external forces influence their subjectivity, and in turn implies that the subject is autonomous in choosing or being her own identity. Philosophical projects such as the Enlightenment and the...
As human beings it seems necessary for us to try to put meaning on things to have a better understanding of our world. This process of making sense fulfills our fear (conscious or not) of not controlling our life. Sensemaking is a natural, ongoing and endless process. It implies trying to "structure the unknown" (Waterman, 1990, p.41) or "making something sensible" (Weick, 1995, p.16). Sensemaking requires three basics elements: frame, a cue and a relation between these two....
Water is an essential ingredient to life. It is used everyday throughout our daily lives, and it is no where short of irrelevant. It is also important to us Californians, and we must treat it this way. The California community however, is facing a water crisis, one that will affect our community negatively if we don't put this problem into realization and act to prevent it. "All the water that will ever be is, right now" (National Geographic Spokesman). That means that what we have...
Plato derives his ethical doctrine by describing two types of knowledge. One is experiential knowledge, which is gained by a man through everyday experience. As a person gets older, he continues to gain knowledge which is added in his experiential knowledge. However in Plato's point of view, this experiential knowledge is limited and contained. The other type of knowledge is the knowledge of form. This kind of knowledge is complete, constant and experiential knowledge is rooted in it....
Is the existence of human-kind questioned by the unpredictable workings of quantum physics and biology, or are we to consider ourselves as meaningful, purposeful, and miraculous creation of God? Is consciousness governed by a mysterious 'invisible-living' force, or as a deceptive consequence of synaptic activities in our brain? Either way, many religions and individuals across the world incorporate the concept of an imperceptible power in one aspect or another in life, more formally known as a...
Meditation is the foundation of Zen Buddhism. Zen literally means "to meditate." Meditation, in Zen, is the path and the goal. The goal is to meditate. Like all religions, Zen Buddhism has split into sections. Zen has two schools of thought, the gradual and the sudden approach to enlightenment. In the gradual school, there is only one way to practice Zen meditation, which is seated meditation, called zazen. Zazen can be performed in several different ways, but the positions have...
Induction and its role in science have been debated and it is still being argued among the community of scientific philosophers. It is highly questionable and controversial subject. A clear separation among group of philosophers, logicians and scientist can be seen in favor of induction where well reputed names like Tidman, Kahane, Lee, Salmon and many others are supporting induction and its role in science. While on the other hand, the opposition to that group is also not short enough they...