There are many conflict involved in the problem of Being vs. Becoming and how it may account for the themes of human ambiguity and ambivalence as you might find it in some of the following, like: The Underground man, Nietzscheʼs critique of philosophers in their use of reason to mummify concepts, Freuds account of ambivalence in the struggle between Eros and the Death instinct, and Sartreʼs account of bad faith involving our facticity and transcendence. Through each philosopher, it is evident...
See if this story sounds familiar: A happily married couple - she is a pianist; he a rising scientist - have their love suddenly tested by a decline in the wife's health. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, she falls victim to a steady loss of muscle control and paralysis. The desperate husband uses all his professional skills to save her. But ultimately he must watch her deteriorate in hideous pain. The wife worries that she will soon no longer be "a person anymore - just a lump of flesh -...
Whether it's the President, Prime Minister, King, Queen, Emperor, Supreme Leader or any other ruler, someone or some group of rulers always takes charge. This ruler varies in shape and power but in the end some charge is taken above the populous. However the way those in charge were received by their people varied not only with the results of their rule, but by the critiques of the philosophers and thinkers of the time. In fact many of the discussions present in the arguments of ancient...
For many years nations governments have been monitoring their citizens through the use of surveillance technologies. Technologies such as audio recordings, video recordings, databases, and other technologies are invading our privacy more and more with each passing year. As time passes, these technologies have become more and more advanced and rate at which they are advancing has been accelerating. And as technologies advance, so do the abilities of governments to monitor their citizens. ...
The existence of world and everything it can be debatable when it comes to whether it gives evidence of divine design thus the answer can be both yes or not. As for the yes answer the world gives an evidence of divine design in that earthling in the universe is so beautiful y complex and fits so well such that one can therefore acquire that there must be a divine design and that most certainly points to existence of god. On the other hand one can argue that everything in the universe exists by...
Fuzzy logic is a rule-based decision process that seeks to solve problems where the system is difficult to model and where ambiguity or vagueness is abundant between two extremes. Fuzzy logic allows the system to be defined by logic equations rather than complex differential equations and comes from a thinking that identifies and takes advantage of the grayness between the two extremes. Fuzzy logic systems are composed of fuzzy subsets and fuzzy rules. The fuzzy subsets represent different...
Socrates was a Greek Athenian philosopher. He was a founder of the philosophy of western at his time. He was a mysterious personality. Later on he is known by his two students Plato and Xenophon, classical writers, and from his plays called Aristophanes. The representation of Socrates in Plato's dialogues gave him recognition for his efforts and contribution to the Ethics and also provides his name to the concepts of Socratic irony and the Socratic method (Gorgias, 2000). At the age of 70,...
In Dante's inferno many allegorical connections exist. This phenomenon connections made the text mean something more than just going through hell. To fully understand Dante's full meaning of the inferno I must have a knowledge of the reacurring. Which include the symbolism of the journey as a lifetime, gods justice, and the mystery of evil. The entire going through hell is like going through life, since it even relates to salvation. In hell as it is in real life there are circles to which one...
In the first sentence of the dedication of Minima Moralia, Adorno claims that the "melancholy science" about which he wishes to write, the once considered true field of philosophy, is "the teaching of the good life." This search for the 'good life' forms the basis of Minima Moralia and many of Adorno's other important ethical works. The problem for many of Adorno's critics and readers is that, although Adorno's writing is notably "infused with a stringent and commanding...
Abortion means terminating pregnancy. Abortion is widespread now days all over the world. Abortion is the most controversial subject when it comes to ethical issue. Ethical issues in abortion involve a constant battle between freedom and life. As per the article given in website www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/abortion, there are two groups of people: Pro-choice and Pro-life. Pro-choice people are for freedom. They consider it unethical to take away a woman's right to decide over their own body. While...