Being brought up in a healthy environment by both of my parents who work professionally as teachers; I feel so blessed that when I look at the orphans, I usually would have a feeling about them in a sense that I feel bad for them. However, ever since my very own beloved mother was taken away by God, I started to develop a thought that I don't like the way other people stereotype the orphans- sympathizing and treating us differently from other people. Treating differently out of care is okay,...
A personal professional and organizational Code of Ethics is to be developed for application on dilemmas that face businesspeople and organizations today. The arguments made in this paper are developed from my personal viewpoint on ethics, in addition to exploring multiple other avenues of how ethical decisions should be handled. First, I will choose which of the six main ethical theories discussed in this course that I will use as a foundation for my Code of Ethics. I will explain the ethical...
In the first meditation Descartes states that senses sometimes deceive us and he also stated that what he perceives through the senses are doubtful. He also argues that dream and reality cannot be distinguished because they have both the same experience. An empiricist may say that such notion is false because for an empiricist knowledge arises from sense experience. How can you doubt something that is the cause of your knowledge? It presupposes that you must also doubt your knowledge but if...
"Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth" - Alan Watts. Personal Identity play its role as to define human with quality of its own which makes him or her a unique one. The identity of a person that is in question must be able to realize them, and he must be identified by other people. In short, what makes John unique from Felicia? Both internal (mind) and external (body) views are the two essential aspects that have to be differentiated by one. There are...
Within this essay, I endeavour to demonstrate the concept of discourse as operating within the criminal justice system. In order to do this, I shall firstly attempt to define the concept of discourse as done so by sociological theorists and writers. Within this, I will also explain why the concept of discourse is significant in the discussion of power. I will then illustrate how these ideas are relevant to those that are prevalent within the criminal justice system and finally, conclude with...
Person hood has always been an ill-defined term. The gray area between animal and person being one targeted and argued over since its original conception. It all seemed to begin with a proposition by John Locke, which constitutes that the rules governing personhood are: "a thinking intelligent being, that has reason and reflection, and can consider itself as itself, the same thinking thing, in different times and places; which it does only by that consciousness which is inseparable from...
The concept that the process of natural selection is analogous to the course through which salt dissolves in water is without doubt an interesting one. Specifically, Mills and Beatty's concept emphasizes that survival is defined in a manner similar to how solubility occurs: by a cross-compatibility between factors, involving both the salt or the organism and the surroundings (p. 9). In most aspects, such a concept is properly established and may even serve as a simple guide to better appreciate...
Nowadays, it became a common practice in commercial colleges to teach students that the notion of ethics somehow applies to business practices. However, the objective reality points out to these types of suggestions as utterly fallacious, simply because commercial activities, concerned with generating a monetary profit, are being unethical by definition. As Aviva Geva had put it in her article "Myth and Ethics in Business": "Business is expected to do whatever is necessary in...
1. How does Rousseaus conception of the state of nature resemble Hobbess? How does Rousseaus conception of the state of nature resemble Lockes? How, according to Rousseau, do we leave the state of nature and enter into civil society? Jean Jacque Rousseau like all the other philosophers such as Hobbes, and Locke described below believed in the "state of nature", a condition where everyone is equal to some extent. This was the starting point of his empirical and transcendental...
Laws relation to morality has been debated ever since Jurisprudence itself came to be, and it seems as though it is destined to remain as one of the great philosophical debates. The question of the common good though is slightly more specific than that of just morality, and obviously will require a definition of the common good itself. The idea of a common good is usually associated with Utilitarianism, and as is always attractive with this school of though, their definition is relatively...