Furthermore, according to the passage, Stelios in Mars can feel and think exactly the same as real Stelios in the earth mean that Stelios's soul is still the same. He is able to know who he is, what he is doing and anything that related to him. Besides that, the Traditional view mentioned that wherever the mind is, the person is there because the person is the mind(Velasquez, 2008). Therefore, if the mind or soul is transferred to another body, the person still remains himself or herself. They...
In the late 1700's, philosopher David Hume was looking to improve the ideas of empiricism created by John Locke and George Berkeley, but he took it to an extreme of radical skepticism. The way in which he attempted to improve Locke's ideas of empiricism was that he would apply scientific methods of observation to the nature of human beings. Hume felt that we should try to observe humans and how they function in the world, primarily because that made the most sense to him. By doing this, he...
From my opinion, Stelios is still the same person and is not dead or replaced by a clone. Firstly, Stelios is still having the same body before being transported to Mars. The body shapes, features and functions are still the same. This means the teletransporter does not change or kill him. If the process has murdered or hurt him, he will not look, feel and think like the same. Stelios is able to make repeated trips back and forth Earth and Mars, indicating that he is alive, well and not being...
Is the earth really billions of years old? Did dinosaurs really exist sixty-five million years ago? Did humans and all life forms evolve into what is seen in modern day culture? These types of questions seem to puzzle many Christians nowadays sometimes giving the result of a retraction of their belief in Jesus Christ. The truth of the matter is that modern science supports the views of the bible contrary to what most evolutionists declare. Creationists believe that God created the heavens and...
I have chosen to critically examine The Contemporary Relevance of Legal Positivism by Professor Brian Z Tamanaha who has written on the topic of legal positivism, and this is a legal theory that greatly interests me. Though the title suggests otherwise, in his article Tamanaha argues a particular point that in its current state legal positivism fails to engage with "real world matters". [] Tamanaha goes on to suggest that legal positivism has been...
Under certain circumstances subatomic particles such as electrons instantaneously communicate with each other regardless of the distance separating them. It doesn't matter whether they are 10 feet or 10 billion miles apart. Somehow each particle always seems to know what the other is doing. The problem with this feat is that it violates Einstein's long-held tenet that no communication can travel faster than the speed of light. Since traveling faster than the speed of light is tantamount to...
The rule of law can be viewed in two perspectives which is philosophical perspective and political perspective. The rule of law is an aspect of ancient and modern natural law thought. In essence, the natural law tradition insists that the authority of law derives not from the power of any political ruler, but from a higher source, either theological or secular. According to Brian Bix, the standards against which law is judged have sometimes been described as "a(the) higher law." For...
This philosophical inquiry seeks to answer the following question: Which are the details of Kant's concept of beauty from the perspective of Gadamer's hermeneutics? For this purpose it was considered appropriate to develop, first, a brief historical overview on the most important trends and conceptions, necessary to achieve understanding of the concept of beauty. In second place, we analyzed the Kantian aesthetic perspective, in order to raise the need for a correct interpretation, which...
Capital punishment has been the cornerstone of justice since the first human conceptualized justice. It embodies the most simplistic form of retribution; and it is morally wrong. The death penalty is symptomatic of our violent culture, it is unfairly applied to the disenfranchised and the state should not decide who lives and who dies. Moreover it has killed innocent people, and it is not effective as a general deterrent. For practical purposes, I will argue the morality, use, and legality of...
The opening line of Jean-Jacques Rousseaus influential work The Social Contract (1762), is man is born free, and he is everywhere in chains. Those who think themselves masters of others are indeed greater slaves than they. These are not physical chains, but psychological and means that all men are constraints of the laws they are subjected to, and that they are forced into a false liberty, irrespective of class. This goes against Rousseaus theory of general will which is at the heart of his...