From 1638 to 1641, Boyle journeyed throughout Italy and France, but this is also the period in which his supposed spiritual 'conversion' took place. Confronted by a thunderstorm, he apparently pondered whether or not he was prepared to die and meet his maker. Documented in fragments of his autobiography, Account of Philaretus, Boyle is said to have made a vow to repent and awoke the spirit of Christ who "had long lain asleep in his conscience." When Boyle returned to England in 1644,...
There is no doubt that Shakespeare was a masterful and clever play writer as well as a great story teller. In Macbeth, two major events were never shown on stage - the murder of Duncan and the crowning of Macbeth. Shakespeare may have several reasons for excluding these events from the play. One of these was possibly to keep the play politically correct - he did not want to show how easy it was to kill a monarch since this may have ended up landing the play into the horns of controversy.His...
This essay will explore if it is ethically acceptable for companies to kill and injure animals when testing products. When researching this topic, it became apparent that it is quite a controversial and sensitive subject. People's views are generally split into three opinions; it is not ethical, it is ethical and it is ok within reason i.e. not testing for cosmetic reasons. Firstly, it will look at arguments for animal testing, secondly it will look at arguments for animal testing for medical...
In the Critique of Pure Reason, Kant achieves a synthesis between the competing traditions of rationalism and empiricism. From rationalism, he draws the idea that pure reason is capable of significant knowledge but rejects the idea that pure reason can tell us anything about things-in-themselves. From empiricism, he draws the idea that knowledge is essentially knowledge from experience but rejects the idea that we can infer no necessary and universal truths from experience, which is Hume's...
Through all that we've learned, ethics is one of the first things we learn in life, starting from when we are one. Our parents teach us what's right and what's wrong. Often times, ethics is associated with morals, which is somewhat true because sometimes they apply to the same things. Ethics is part of philosophy and it questions one's morality, which basically includes concepts of whether something is right or wrong, virtuous, and etc. For something to be righteous, one would have to have no...
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who discovered the theory of general relativity and the one who bring in a new revolution in physics through his life time. Albert Einstein is often known as the father of modern physics where he received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his involvement to theoretical physics and the discovery of the law of photoelectric effect. His discovery include the greatest equation of all time, E= MC² where as "E" stand for Energy,...
Every internal audit role should be established with a charter approved and reviewed annually at board level. The internal audit charter should describe the internal audit role in the organization it serves, including its purpose, authority, responsibility, and relationships with external organizations. The internal audit charter should be promoted across the organization at all levels and as appropriate across its supply chains and to its stakeholders. Internal audit should have measures in...
After graduating high school, John was offered a job at Mr Rileys farm - the biggest in the area. He gained the farmers sympathy quickly and they developed a friendship relationship. The farmer decides to invest in John's potential so he sent him to attend program training about agriculture and environment. After completing the course, John could take on some new responsibilities at the farm. At the course, John was asked to study the problem of waste disposal on large farms, as it is a...
Western philosophy has been preoccupied with the notion of truth since its very beginnings, and yet it is paradoxical that, whereas philosophy is regarded as the search for truth, few philosophers have inquired deeply into the question of what truth is. [] The question of truth lies at the center of Heidegger's philosophical reflections. According to Walter Biemel, "the core of Heidegger's questioning is twofold: It is an inquiry into Being, and at the same time, it is an inquiry...
While scientific explanations substantiate themselves more succinctly through a wide register of 'factual' referentiality that mark the inconsistencies of historical explanations-in the developing argument there is still an equitable adherence to historical explanations; particularly those which consequently disprove the propagation of the credentials that allowed for the unquestionable traditional acceptance of scientific explanations as solid and verifiable, at least in modem society. Hence,...