Buddhism is the second largest religion in Asia after Hinduism. Being also a philosophy encompassing a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices, Buddhism is based on numerous teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, or Buddha, who lived between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE [] . Buddhists recognize his enlightenment ('bodhi') achieved by entering a deep state of meditation and during which Buddha has achieved a total and direct realization of the truth. Exactly Buddha's Enlightenment is...
A model is a simplified representation of some aspect of the world. In what ways may models help or hinder the search for knowledge? One of the activities during my first scouting camp was orienteering. I had to find control points in the forest using only a simple, hand-made map with lines and dots on it. Since it was enough for me to follow a right route, this experience showed the paradox of cartography: the more uncomplicated, the more useful. Model as a simplified representation of some...
Ethics is a branch of philosophy that addresses questions about morality-that is, concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong, virtue and vice, justice, etc. It is a conception of right and wrong conduct. It tells us whether our behavior is moral or immoral and deals with fundamental human relationship - how we think and behave toward others and how we want them to think and behave towards us. Ethical Principles are guides to moral behavior. For example in most societies lying, stealing,...
Euthanasia also known as assisted suicide has been one of the most discussed and controversial issue around the world. It is the act of ending a person's life for those who are suffering from painful diseases. According to the Oxford Fajar Dictionary, it is defined as a "gentle and painless death for a person suffering from incurable diseases." Otherwise, it is known as a "good death" which usually referred as "merciful killing" (El-Haggan, 1997) According to...
The title of this book is self explanatory, it delivers a historical analysis on modern science, presented as a series of narrations which explain the development of the disciplines typically referred to as being scientific. Making modern science opens with a preface that provides context to the author's careers, and their motives and objectives in writing 'Making Modern Science". Making Modern Science provides an excellent introduction into how science is perceived; the authors explain...
Introduction This research has traced how environmental sacrifice fails more intensely as we move across the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. The primitivist retreats advocated in Cather's modernist novels betray themselves, and although details are tentative, these works ultimately suggest that an ethics of environmental home economics engage (rather than flee from) its historical context, figured by Alexandra's negotiation between capitalist speculation and intimacy with the land...
The Earth is the only known example of a habitable planet in our universe. As such, we must base our definition of life off of what we can see on our planet. The two main prerequisites for life are the presence of liquid water and a rocky geography (so that carbon is readily available). However, the ability of these requirements to exist on a planet also depends on many other factors including the characteristics of the host star and the planet's atmosphere, and the location of the planet in...
This essay discusses about an important social problem of nowadays society, about the roots, beginnings of racism. During this essay you will found that racism is taught, not genetic, and all this beginning from child's early ages, you could find some statement which influence in a bad way you're your child's life or why white parents avoid black children adoptions and in final you'll find also an important solution, for me, the most important in solving this problem. So, you could find some...
Gestalt the German word for shape, whole or embodiment of the form (Hergenhahn, 2008), is a theory of the brain that has to do with the holistic perception of events, the theory also involves recognizing brain activity as analog and having self-organizing tendencies. Opposed by those who support Wundt and structuralism, Gestalt psychology was first conceived by Christian von Ehrenfels. Ehrenfels and other Gestaltests developed the gestalt effect which is the means to mould our senses into a...
Considering Nietzsche's repeated proclamation that 'God is Dead!' are writings of absurd literature and drama critical of religious faith? Foremost it is important to establish that the writings of the theatre of the absurd fall under the collective term for literature and drama, which conveys the "...futility and anguish of man's struggle in a senseless and inexplicable world" (OED 1989). It is the attempt of the Absurdist to comment on our eternal quest to seek the purpose of our...