Some characteristics of Tibetan Buddhism are, of course, characteristics of Buddhism in general. Other aspects have a specifically Tibetan character, which I believe is particularly important since Tibetan Buddhism can be seen as the growing tip of Buddhism, in the same way that California has been seen as the growing tip of consciousness inside the United States. Of course, every religion gives birth to developments, however the religious attitude of the Western world has been perhaps...
In the Social Contract, Rousseau proposes a government that when legitimized by the general will of the people, is able to allocate property, define civil religion, and even censor the opinions of certain citizens. In the Second Treatise of Government, Locke presents a more pragmatic version of government, unable to meddle with the property of its citizens, and forced to rule by a set of strict procedural laws. Despite these radical differences in government power, however, both Locke and...
There are several proposed standards of right conduct; the morally correct thing to do in any given situation. Many theories on how people should behave have been proposed throughout history. Aristotle, the ancient Greek philosopher, proposed the idea of virtue ethics. Social contract theory was fueled by Thomas Hobbes during the fifteenth century. Kantian ethics, or the good will, was proposed by the German philosopher, Immanuel Kant, in the late 1700's. John Stuart Mill formed The Greatest...
A revolutionary technique presented by Marshall Rosenberg. The method to communicate with greater compassion and clarity. It put great emphasize on two things: honest self-expression - explaining what matters to oneself in a way that's likely to attain compassion in others while they listen, and empathy - listening with deep compassion. The major belief of nonviolent communication (also called "compassionate communication") which says that every human action (whether benign or...
To understand what Exactly a fallacy is, one must and Should understand what an argument is. Very briefly, In an argument there are premises and conclusion. A premise is nothing but a statement which may be true or false and it is made to support the claim , and conclusion final statement or verdict it may be true or false. TYPES OF ARGUMENTS : DEDUCTIVE ARGUMENT : A deductive argument is an argument which gives complete support for the conclusion 2) INDUCTIVE ARGUMENT : An inductive...
A real contemporary problem here in America where the status quo as lined up against ex-felons is not just, in fact it is unjust. Discrimination is an issue this country battles with daily. Just look at the history against the black African-American. Discrimination against the ex-felon is a uphill battle against those that think security is our primary source for survival as a great nation. To make a logical case for what would be just with arguable measures that should be taken to counteract...
Human rights describe equal rights and freedom for anyone and everyone regardless of race, color, sex, language, religion or political affiliation. All humans live in societies together. As stated by the U.N. declaration of Human Rights in 1948 "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." This statement defines that each and every human is entitled to all...
Islamic philosophy has often been compared to scholastic Christianity and its theologian-philosophers. St Augustine, St Benedict and Gregory the Great (30 years old when Mohammed was born), John the Scot, William of Occam and St Thomas Aquinas [] as contrasted with Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Ibn Rushd (Averroes), Ghazzali (Algazel) al-Kindi (Alkindus) and Ibn Khaldun [] . This parallel view of things exasperated by conflict has erected barriers (both real and imagined) and has...
It is submitted that all the ideologies proposed to move towards 'good society'. Ideology in essence, it is an element of myth, distortion, which imposes liberty, equality and fraternity, these slogan clearly set out in the Declaration of Rights of Man & Citizen (1789), as we sees the society as a whole picture, government or legislators in their effort to promote equality amongst the citizens, which inevitably compatible with the slogan of ideology. Marx adopted the view that Hegel had...
Personal identity starts at the moment of conception, within time personal identity can change or not change. The change in identity differs in many instances by causes of psychological, physical or environmental changes in the person life. As life progresses in time people tend to change their views on many issues and identity is involved with those issues. Day to day activities also play an important role on a person's present or prior identity by being exposed to different elements...