Emotions are part of our everyday life, every moment of our life we are feeling an emotion, whether its happiness, sadness, fear, anger, surprise, or disgust. Emotions are expressed in three ways: 1. Emotions as an obstacle to knowledge, 2. Emotions as a source of knowledge and, 3. Intuition. Our emotions are very powerful and do have a rational basis. "Emotional intelligence" is not an oxymoron because with emotions we wouldn't have any intelligence. I agree with what Robert Solomon...
INTRODUCTION Death penalty, also called capital punishment, it refers to the execution of an offender sentenced to death after conviction by a court of law of a criminal offense. Capital punishment should be distinguished from extrajudicial executions carried out without due process of law. The term death penalty is sometimes used interchangeably with capital punishment. Putting to death people, judged to have committed certain extremely heinous crimes is a practice of ancient standing, but in...
Before explaining absolute necessities, Hale explains what he means by relative necessities. Relative necessities take a set of propositions as basic propositions. For instance when we talk about physical necessity we take the laws of physics as a given and say it is physically necessary that P if and only if P is a logical consequence of our base set, namely the set of physical laws. Hence, "it is physically necessary that P" means that whenever every element of the set of physical...
Does money buy happiness? The question is extremely important for anyone who wants to be an economist. Economics is the study of resource allocation, of managing money, creating wealth and many other similar things. Why are economists so worried about the economy? Why do people believe in things like capitalism and socialism? While their ideas are completely different, the proponents of each and every school of economics claim that their favorite school of thought will lead to more people being...
"One's self-concept can be shaped by others and it can influence the way one communicates." According to William W. Purkey, a Professor of Counselor Education University of North Carolina, self-concept is the totality of a complex, organized, and dynamic system of learned beliefs, attitudes and opinions that each person holds to be true about his or her personal existence (cite according to Harvard referencing style - refer to the copy in elearning). Basically, self-concept is the...
I write to oppose the account that Socrates did not believe gods. This paper sets out to justify Socrates advocacy for truth, the key factor that led to his death sentence during the trial. Apart from the accusers, the judges are also inflexible; they could not make out genuine reason as to why he was arraigned in court. My declaration stems from the fact that the ancient Athenians democracy had no clear distinction between religion and the state. Throughout his trial, Socrates refers to the...
The problem of evil has been a controversial for a long time. Many people have come up with their own versions regarding the problem of evil, and bringing different arguments regarding this issue to lime light. The people, who have a concern about the problem of evil issue, are theology people and philosophers. Different theologists have brought different arguments the same way philosophers have. The problem of evil has been the greatest rational obstacle to belief in God. This paper explores...
In this volume Dr. Horney has developed her own theories concerning the neurotic process, which differ somewhat from Freudian concepts. She describes neurosis as a special form of development, which is the antithesis of normal human growth. It is stated that in stress, a person becomes alienated from his real self and develops instead a false, idealized self, based on pride but harassed by doubts, self-contempt and self-hate. On this basis the author describes the many factors entering into the...
Euthanasia is defined as a practice, which is aimed at ending life in a manner that reduces the victim's pain and suffering. The House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics defines Euthanasia as the purposeful intervention, which is undertaken to terminate the victim's life with the ultimate intention of relieving intractable pain. Various categorization of euthanasia exist, they include voluntary and involuntary, and active and passive euthanasia. Commonly, Euthanasia is used to refer to...
According to the dictionary, euthanasia means 'a gentle and easy death', and it is usually used to refer to the induced death of those who are incurably ill and in great pain or distress in order to spare them further suffering or distress. It is often referred to as 'mercy' killing. Euthanasia can be voluntary, involuntary or non voluntary. Involuntary euthanasia means without the consent of the person who dies even if they express a wish to live and is effectively murder even if the motives...