Meno is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato. It is a dialogue between Socrates and Meno. It starts with Meno questioning Socrates about virtue, about how virtue can be taught. But Socrates humbly answered that he did not know what virtue means, or how virtue can be taught. Then, Socrates asked Meno to define virtue for him for he does not know anyone who knew what it meant. Meno attempted to define virtue at three different points: one, virtue varies from one's action and one's age. Socrates...
The next phase after braces: The moment you get your braces off then you move on to the next phase and that is of retainers. The role of the retainers is to help the teeth hold on to their new position and not move to their original position. This will help in correcting the overbite permanently. Removable retainers: Most orthodontist tend to give their patients removable retainers that they can have on all through the day. This is an essential part of the braces treatment. As soon as your...
Midterm Paper What is utilitarianism? Utilitarianism is well defined as the theory which indicates that the main purpose of human behavior is to maximize pleasure and minimize pain. One of the best exponents of this theory is John S. Mill, who indicates that the main idea of life is to gain the most pleasure out of any given action while avoiding the most pain. This theory also teaches that everyone get's equal consideration at any given time, although everyone would seek for their...
Alva Noë considers the Foundation Argument as "the line of thought that underlies a good deal of thinking about consciousness and the brain". (Noë 2009, 202). Noë calls into question the assumptions about the nature of consciousness. He questions whether the brain alone is enough for consciousness and that the brain alone makes us conscious or that consciousness arises inside our brains. Noë backs his argument with the fact that we spend our lives embodied in the...
Is demonic possession an objective reality or a psychological problem? The belief in demonic possession as a real event has diminished, with the availability of more medical knowledge. Possession as we understand and explain it, is normally the performance of the devil taking over a person's body and mind. In fact, cases of possession in the Christian context, are explained or defined as where the devil acts as an entity able to take the body and the soul of an individual. Many people believe -...
Imagine sitting down, all of the sudden, you look to your left, and what do you see. Yourself, as a seven-year-old child, but wait a minute, you are 30 years of age. This child is genetically identical to you, however, his parents are not yours; and although you see many similarities, this child is acting in a way you have never acted. This child as you can see knows more about technology than you did at that age. Why? The answers is simple, this seven-year-old child is growing in a different...
"…the very fact that a man obeys the law is due to his goodness." (Aquinas: 96) "The gap between how people actually behave and how people ought to behave is so great that anyone who ignores everyday reality in order to live up to an ideal will soon discover he has been taught how to destroy himself." (Machiavelli, The Prince, p. 48) "But fear restrains men because they are afraid of punishment, and this fear never leaves them." (Machiavelli, The Prince, p. 52)...
Rene Descartes was a French mathematician, philosopher, physicist and physiologist, the founder of analytical geometry and modern algebraic symbolism, the author of the method of radical doubt in philosophy, mechanism in physics, and the forerunner of reflexology. The philosophy of Descartes was dualistic. He acknowledged the existence of the two objective entities: an extended (res extensa) and thinking (res cogitans), and the problem of their interaction was resolved by introducing a common...
From what weve learned in class, there is a moral confusion amongst accountants and the accounting profession. Apparently we aren't equipped to make those tough moral decisions that need to be made and the longer that we stay in the profession, the more immoral we become. This means from the moment we decide to become an accounting major, our morality starts to drop. I personally don't believe that this has happened to me or will ever happen to me. Whenever an ethical decision comes my way, I...
As a person sleeps, their brain becomes even more active than it is when they are awake. The conscious mind, the part a person thinks with, makes up about ten percent of one's brain activity (Thiessen, n.d.). Other areas of the brain, another small percentage, controls basic functions such as breathing, heartbeat, converting light to vision, sound to hearing, balance when walking and even more. One of the bigger parts of the brain is the area that controls imagination (Thiessen, n.d.). While...