The concept of analyzing legal rights in a broader sense was given by Professor Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld. Professor Hohfeld was born in 1879. He graduated in 1901 from the University of California and moved to Harvard Law School. There, he served in the capacity of editor of Harvard Law Review and graduated with honors in 1904. Professor Hohfeld then taught from 1905-1913 at Stanford Law School. Later in his career, he shifted to Yale Law School. He taught at the prestigious law school until his...
This is an idea spearheaded by Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. The doctor studied and came up with methods of support and guidance for people who suffered from trauma, grief and grieving. This study of death is called thanatology this would in turn make Dr Kubler-Ross a thanatologist and she has contributed a lot to the relevance of this genre. The studies and research she did helped others to be able to cope with the grief they experienced either personally or through friends and loved ones. This...
The structure of justification is a hybrid of externalist and internalist strategies where externalism focuses on non-inferential and perceptual beliefs and internalism focuses on inferential and theoretical beliefs. In my paper, I will discuss the features of internalist and externalist theories and then show how both fail on their own. Then I will show that the strengths of each theory complement the other and together can form a standing structure of knowledge. Finally, I will examine...
In his article "Man - One of Evolution's Mistakes?" Arthur Koestler offers us a very interesting and completely unexpected view of man. According to Koestler, evolution has made a lot of mistakes and man is its fatal flaw. He proposes "a short list of some of the pathological symptoms reflected in the preserve history of our species" and discusses some "presumed causative factors" (1969). There are a lot of ideas in this article with which it is easy to agree, but...
Some of America's rice may have some pepper DNA. Maybe even some mammal or fish DNA as well. Sounds weird, right? Well not in the society of the twenty-first century. Genetically modified foods made through the use of Biotech are now being sold in America's marketplaces, whether you like it or not. These, however, are not the Frankenstein horror that some would have you believe, nor the immanent source of destruction of life on earth. If GM foods are to reach their potential as a benefit to...
The most influential writer within the traditional approach to natural law is Thomas Aquinas (summa Theological), who wrote in the thirteen century. Because we were created by God to live a certain way, we can reflect on certain natural guidelines that will help us actualize our human potentials. Since human nature stays basically the same from culture to culture and century to century, the precepts of the natural law are universal and self evident to reason. For Aquinas, an action is good if...
The citizens of ancient civilizations lived in a world where the influence of nature and the influence of its rulers minimized the common mans efforts. Confronted with this, ancient Greeks professed they had the greatest intelligence of all, saying they had the natural abilities to understand and control the world - Classical Humanism. Classical Humanism resonated in every part of Greek life. From Poets like Sophocles who's play "Antigone" speaks to their influence on humanity at the...
Ontology Philosophy Research The term ontology originated in philosophy and is concerned with the essential nature of what is being studied. Therefore, an ontological question in sociology addresses the essential nature of human societies. It is concerned with what societies are, what units make them up and how these units relate to each other. Ontology is concerned with the essential nature of what is being studied, therefore ontology addresses the essential nature of human societies. It is...
One of the most notable figure in the development of psychology as a scientific discipline is RenĂ„“ Descartes, a French philosopher and mathematician. Descartes was most recognized as a proponent of dualism which supported the idea that all reality can be divided into two vivid and distinct entities: mind and matter. Descartes distinguished himself from other philosophers in that he proposed an existing link or interaction between mind and matter called interactionism. This was the key...
In the world today, there are two extremes of world poverty: absolute affluence and absolute poverty. The basic definition of absolute affluence is earning more income than is necessary and possessing an abundance of money that can be used for luxuries. Exactly opposite of this extreme are those who are so poor that every day is a struggle to survive. to fix world poverty, the excess possessions of the rich ought to be distributed throughout the poor. He says that the rich have a moral...