The morality of war is a very interesting but at the same time a worrying question. I think that ideally, war wouldn't happen and it can never be permissible morally. With it War brings to many death and destruction. But the most irony is that the dead it encounters is of those who are commanded to be the first in line, but the chiefs would be in their offices safe, while others are risking their life for them. This is something awful but there are times were war is needed. Realism, pacifism...
This discussion paper is about Kevin Mitnick and Computer Hacking. It is divided into two sections. The first section discusses the life of Kevin Mitnick in relation to computer hacking. It highlights the ethical issues involved during his various computer crimes, police investigations, arrests and imprisonments. It also applies ethical theories to discuss the FBI attempt to capture and prosecute Mitnick. The second section of this paper discusses the role of a professional...
It is relative. In a world of increasing cultural diversity, it can seem that everything is indeed relative. But should we concede that there is such thing as right or wrong, and no objective truth? In this paper, I will examine the relevance of relativism in nursing practice especially in the care of new immigrants. By using cultural relativism and its implication on cultural competent care as the focal point, I will capture the most important insights to the nursing profession in the context...
The proposition mental illness is socially constructed has been a point of interest of many fields, such as psychological, psychiatric, sociological, political, medical and philosophical. Conrad & Barker (2010) stated that the social construction of illness, in the past fifty years, has turned into a most important research area as it has made important contributions to comprehend the social aspects of illness in the subfield of medical sociology. To define mental illness or mental disorder...
Empirical evidences are basically evidences from observations and measurements of physical changes that happen around in this world by using the five senses. There is no doubt that knowledge is expanded by critically minded people or people who are given the ability to make discoveries. New discoveries can be made through logic or reasoning by those who find meaning when they think deeply. Deductive logic can be used to make valid conclusions from syllogisms of some general statements taken to...
'A range of societies understand the construction of certain illness in ways very different to the medical model, referring instead to magic, sorcery, and healing practices loosely described as 'shamanic'. How do these forms of healing challenge or relativise our cultural understandings of 'the mind' and 'the body'? A range of societies understand the construction of certain illness in ways different to the medical model, referring instead to magic, sorcery, and healing practices loosely...
Cloning is rapidly emerging as one of the most controversial and emotion-laden of topics in todays world. To clone or not to clone: that is the million-dollar question. The prospect of cloning humans is highly controversial and raises a number of ethical, legal and social challenges that need to be considered. So, is it right or is it wrong? Can we not overlook this aspect since there are many advantages to it? But then again, a line has to be drawn somewhere, does it not? Before going into...
In relation to the use of solitary confinement with death row inmates, death row phenomenon is slowly gaining ground in international circles. The death row phenomenon has come to occupy its proper and limited place in the legal landscape without, at the same time, transforming into a jurisprudential "phenomenon" of its own. Death row phenomenon is used to describe the harmful effects of death row conditions, including exposure to extended periods of solitary confinement and the...
Many companies run on trade secrets these days. But keeping them secure is not always possible. Members of rival companies target key men of other companies to retrieve information useful to them. IN the following case study we have seen a different scene of Trade secret espionage. That is at a very indirect level. Following are some terms and concepts that will help understand the situation better. What is Ethics and Morality ? Ethics is derived from the Greek word "ETHOS". The term...
Perception and emotion, probably the most relevant ways of knowing and usually are the ones that come first to the mind. Perception is the process of attaining awareness or understanding of sensory information. What one perceives is a result of interplays between past experiences, including one's culture, and the interpretation of the perceived. If the percept does not have support in any of these perceptual bases it is unlikely to rise above the perceptual threshold. With experience, it...