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Immanuel Kant, one of the greatest German philosophers born to a respected family of Konigsberg, Prussia. He was brought up in such a way that he himself admits and confirms that he could have received no better moral education. So, the foundation of ethical principles in his personality was laid down since his childhood. Natural sciences and philosophy were the main domains which captured Kant's attraction. Kant's influence on nineteenth-twentieth century's philosophy was so strong that it is...
"Companies do not operate in vacuum," according to Times of Malta (2010), yet they are a necessary part of society in which they operate. As a result, like any other responsible social citizen, businesses also have certain social responsibilities to fulfill such as maximizing profit without which the very existence of the businesses would be in jeopardy. There is of course another very vital reason as to why businesses should be considerate about fulfilling their social...
Dawkins proposed that the individual is merely a carrier for genes (the replicators), and that the body acts as a pre-coded tool by which these genes propagate themselves, adapting over time to suit the needs of their environment. Midgely's argument hinges around a misinterpretation of Dawkins' theory on several levels. Mistakenly projecting the nature of genetic selection to its implications for the human mind is a recurrent theme in her article 'Gene Juggling.' She adopts a view that, if...
Consider Kant's moral principle that we must never use persons simply as means to our ends but must treat them as ends in themselves. The central point in Kant's moral principle is that humanity occupies a special place in creation, and therefore, people must be treated as ends in themselves (Sullivan 63). What informs a person's decision to act is not how much misery or happiness that action will cause, but the universality of the act which stipulates that everyone be treated as an end. Kant's...
The definition and determination of truth has been a question posed throughout the course of human history. How do we know what we know? How do we know what is true? The theory of knowledge course strives to answer these questions. It creates categories and develops methods to enlighten us on these truths. Areas of knowledge provide us with gateways to better understand the world and achieve truth. However, the definition and the approach taken to the discovery of truth differ in each area of...
Definition of Objectivity: According to objectivists, it is an impersonal perspective, that which is free from any personal considerations or self interest. In tabling of an objective idea, the individual's active role or perception is set at bay. It's basically about the idealized knowledge in exemption of the knower. If any knowledge is to be referred to as objective, it has to be based on adherence to the laws of logic, rationality and with immunity from emotionalism. Facts of reality and...
Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Germany and died in New Jersey on April 18, 1955. He was a theoretical physicist and humanist, who is known for his great influence on science, did his schooling in both Italy and Switzerland. At the age of five his father gave him a compass, which to him was the beginning point for his success. He is known as one of the most influential scientist of the 20th century. He helped in the contribution of many essential pieces of knowledge to our...
The human species is faced by different hardships on a daily basis. These challenges emanate from different activities that make up the major aspects of life. Some of these scenarios contribute to loss of human life on a daily basis. We have had provoked situations where people lose their lives out of others' mistakes. This sometimes begs the question whether human life has any meaning at all if it is only to be taken away unjustifiably. I believe facing reality on a daily basis makes a person...
Defining the criteria for attaining knowledge has been at the heart of philosophy since antiquity. Most epistemologists agree that two pre-requisites for the possession of propositional knowledge are truth and belief. However, even these seemingly concrete factors are not immune from criticism. Furthermore, knowledge which is acquired by accident or through epistemic luck is generally not regarded as knowledge. This suggests a need for further evidential reasoning or justification for this true...
George Fitzhugh, in his defense of slavery in Cannibals All! represents a truly conservative ideology. Fitzhugh articulates the necessity of slavery as an absolute good, not merely a political reality. In doing so, Fitzhugh decries the supposed better lives of ?free labors? by attacking the notions of natural right and liberty and the belief in consent of the governed. Fitzhugh reverts to an Aristotelian view of natural inequalities ? some men are meant to be slaves and others to be masters ?...