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In battle there exists a line which enemies informally agree not to cross. This line represents the military code based on respect and mutual recognition that some acts are too inhumane and forbidden in warfare. Tales of chivalrous knights who fight for honor are a topic of the past, but there still exits moral judgement at the personal level. Michael Walzer, author of The Rules of War, speaks of this and believes that in today's world we can rightfully assume that all soldiers fight...
Ruth Benedict's studies on moral relativism produced intriguing information regarding cultures, how they behave, and how customs are essential in determining an individual's perception of right and wrong. Among her most notable works is the book Patterns of Culture, which provides readers with a thorough explanation of the diversity put across by various cultures and of how it is wrong to judge one relating to principles that are not present in his or her culture. Speaking about Dobu Islanders...
Lesson plans are teachers tools - if teachers are to devote their time and energy to carefully plan and prepare every lesson as part of their daily routine, it would take up to five hours or more every week. Since teachers are usually pressed for time, not only can it be inefficient, but also stressful. For that reason, I personally access lesson plans daily on the internet, often going to popular lesson sharing websites such as TES Resources to assist in drawing up my own. With the help of...
Understanding the theory of power is crucial for understanding nonviolence since all political relationships require varying degrees of obedience, cooperation, or acquiescence that make up the political power. Gene Sharp defined power as "the totality of all interests and pressures - including authority, rewards, and sanctions - available for use to achieve the objectives of the power-holder, especially the institutions of government, the State, and groups opposing either of them"...
As with almost all the religions of the world, life after death is greatly emphasized in the Hindu religion. In Hinduism, life is carried on after death through the concept of reincarnation. Reincarnation is the belief that the soul of a person leaves the body upon death and is reborn into a new body. This continuous cycle of birth, death and rebirth is called samsara. To fully understand the concept of samara, we must first understand some of the basics of Hinduism. Two very important key...
What is Nietzsche's account of truth in "On Truth and Lying in a Non-Moral Sense"? Can we regard this account as true, and in what sense of the word 'true'? For what might Nietzsche's conception of truth be useful? Can you see any drawbacks to Nietzsche's conception of truth? Nietzsche is not concerned with a theory of truth, but rather the role it plays as a concept intrinsic to society. However as far as his account of truth is concerned, he essentially denies truth as being a human...
In the world of the human beings pain and agony are trying to be explained by God's justice with the hope of finding support. It is much easier one mistake to be realized and recognized because then the punishment is much painless, but to what extent did Job, Antigone, Socrates and Boethius deserve their punishment? Job has never done things which were wrong and against the human law. He was moral and faithful to God and nonetheless, he was pulled from his family and wealthiest. Antigone she...
"Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision and relentlessly drive it to completion", were according to Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric Corporation. Nevertheless Roman Emperor (161-180) Marcus Aurelius said, "Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one." Truly great leaders like them can define leadership by heart. They both experienced and lived leadership. Neither born to lead nor had...
However, issues have since arisen because the artificial models cannot represent the human cognitive processes sufficiently and accurately. In the first instance, scientists came up with algorithms to simulate the reasoning of the human mind during activities such as solving puzzles, playing board games, and making logical deductions. Neural net scientists have made models to imitate the parts of the brain that enable human beings to think and reason very fast. However, they have found that the...