Have you ever questioned your parents' values, or even your community and ways of life as a whole? Although Benjamin Franklin was brought up in a strictly Calvinist home, by the time he was fifteen, he began to doubt the principles of Christianity. While the conceptions of God and human nature of the Puritans and the deist Benjamin Franklin are different because the Puritans believe God is all powerful and they live their lives for God in hopes of salvation, they are similar because both feel...
Introduction: The term 'intellectual property' refers to a loose cluster of legal doctrines that regulate the uses of different sorts of ideas and insignia.  The law of copyright protects various 'original forms of expression'. The economic and cultural importance of this collection of rules is increasing rapidly. And lawmakers throughout the world are busily revising their intellectual-property laws. [] Partly as a result of these trends, scholarly interest in the field has risen...
Virtue ethics is an ethical system that presents happiness as the goal and meaning of a human life. Virtue ethics was preached by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle in the form of his Nicomachean Theory. Throughout this paper I will attempt to define virtue and explain the ethical system known as virtue ethics according to Aristotle's Nicomachean Theory. To begin, we must first define virtue. Virtue's etymological roots are from the Latin word "vir" which translates to man. ...
Mankind has always been on the search for knowledge. The pursuit of knowledge in our everyday lives brings us a step closer to the truth and hopefully someday, we would arrive at the truth, or so we thought. How confident are we to say that what we know is the truth? Is it possible to distinguish between what is true and what is false? Even if reasoning is used to acquire knowledge which may be true, it is relative to the individual himself due to differences from others, mainly in terms of how...
The crusade to legalize killing as an acceptable answer to the problems related with human suffering is a fairly recent observable fact is history. Assisted suicides, now called euthanasia were notable in the distant past as Roman doctors were allowed to kill their patients upon request. However, the Hippocratic Oath's earliest constraint was a protest to doctors assisting the suicides of their patients against the frequency in which it was practiced. Nevertheless, once Christianity became...
Cannabis sativa also known as marijuana or hemp was used and even occasionally smoked by founding fathers like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Both these men saw the great benefit that could come from using it, and Thomas Jefferson acknowledges this when he said, "The Greatest service that can be rendered to any country is to add a useful plant to its culture." In addition, George Washington would support that idea when he insists, "Make the most of the Indian Hemp Seed...
Ethics deals with the moral code that governs society in order to maintain a peaceful and safe environment for the growth and development of every individual within the society. All individuals have their own set of moral values that they hold dear and usually take decisions based on those values and principles. In other words, to be ethical means doing things the right way in keeping with one's sense of right and wrong. The degree of commitment to these values may vary from individual to...
Diane Ladkin's Rethinking leadership: A New Look at Old Leadership Questions offers a unique approach to thinking about and discussing leadership. Anyone can simply go to a dictionary and look up the meaning of the word. However, Ladkin is asking the reader to appreciate the reasoning behind the definition. Ladkin makes a very good point when she contrasts the significance of defining leadership and things like bird and fork-lift truck. The bird and the truck are concrete objects. But if...
All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, including scanning, photocopying, or otherwise without prior written permission of the copyright holder. Disclaimer and Terms of Use: The Author and Publisher has strived to be as accurate and complete as possible in the creation of this book, notwithstanding the fact that he does not warrant or represent at any time that the contents within are accurate due to the rapidly changing nature of the...
Copyright is a segment of legislation and it is part of the law known as intellectual property. The term intellectual property is basically applied to the creations of the human mind. Intellectual property rights uphold or protect the interests of creators by giving them property rights over their creations. The importance of protecting intellectual property was established in the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property in 1883 and the Berne Convention for the Protection of...