Have you ever wondered if the choices you make in life are the right ones? Not just for the people around you but for your own mental health.  Merriam Webster defines (Moral): "of or relating to principles of right and wrong in behavior." Who is to say that the justifications of your actions are due to your warped morals and another man's point of view? Perhaps the person or groups who have a different belief then your own are the immoral ones. If they refused to hear your reasoning...
In the article "The self and Substance Dualism", substance dualists believe that the soul or self is immaterial while the body is a physical property in which our soul resides, like a puppet. It also says that 'I' refers to the immaterial self that has a body. So view in "Self Substance and Dualism" implies that the difference in substance dualist and property dualist shows that there is a gap between the soul and the brain/body of a person. Since from the text a person is...
In "The Tragedy of the Commons", Garrett Hardin argues that appeals to conscience are not effective in solving common problems. First, I will explain Hardin's arguments against appealing to conscience and why he thinks it is ineffective, and then show what he thinks will work instead of appeals to conscience. After that, I will describe why I don't think his reasoning is correct and offer an alternate proposal for why appealing to conscience can solve commons problems. Next, I will...
The understanding of Hell and eternal punishment is more complex than it might seem to most, since the majority of people simply take it as it is - eternal torture for the sins that have been done in one's life. However, many theologians and believers in general tend to argue on this topic not only to how this eternal punishment is executed but also of whether hell exists and there is any actual eternal damnation, this is not only due to the different interpretations of the passages within the...
It is not difficult for one to ascertain that the social world is a complex and multi-faceted realm that thoroughly fascinates with each and every little intricacy it possesses. Many argue that the very nature of humanity has been exemplified in the social world through various civilizations and societies throughout history. It holds within its boundaries many answers to various questions that humans have had for many thousands of years regarding people, society and humankind in general. ...
The world that cannot bear silence and does not understand the contemporary events anymore has stopped waiting for the revolution. It is only waiting for another accident to occur.1) 'The machinery of society, profoundly out of gear, oscillates between amelioration, of historical importance, and a catastrophe. '2) Le Corbusier in his first book 'Towards a New Architecture' recognized the opportunities that the new century had brought to the world, but he could also sense a possible disaster...
In a lengthy essay, John Stuart Mill answers challenging questions of how much sovereignty a society or an individual should have over human life and if, or better yet, when society has jurisdiction over individual liberty. Published in 1859 and titled On Liberty, the essay argues that society is only justified to enforce an individual to fulfill the following two forms of conduct: first, "in not injuring the interests of one another" (63), and second, "each person's bearing his...
The properties of God, known as divine attributes, as pictured by traditional theism Point out some important questions, in the philosophy of religion. One question that is whether these godly properties can exist together or the likes of omniscience, existence in our universe and perfect freedom are different from each other. Other questions surround the clearness of terms like 'omnipotent' and 'omniscient'. The word 'omnipotent' means having power to do whatever is not logically unthinkable....
Plato was a Greek philosopher. He had many views on life and existence. Platos views on the mind body distinction have been the target of many criticisms since his time. In the republic, he formulated ideas on the allegory of the cave and the theory of the forms. He believed that our existence on earth was merely a shadow of a higher spiritual plane, our bodies just a vessel, or even looked upon as a cage trapping the soul and restricting it from this higher plain. Plato was a dualist and so...
The word Maqasid al Shariah later Maqasid is formed of two words, Maqasid and Shariah. Literally they mean main or long-term goals / objectives of Shariah i.e. Islamic Law. The word Maqasid is plural of Maqsad, which means goals or aims. This paper intends to briefly discuss these long-term goals of Shariah. It will start with the meaning and levels of the Maqasid. From there it will embark upon analysing the five Universals of Shariah, (al-Kulliyyat / al-Dharuriyyat al-Khams) and finally there...