Personal identity starts at the moment of conception, within time personal identity can change or not change. The change in identity differs in many instances by causes of psychological, physical or environmental changes in the person life. As life progresses in time people tend to change their views on many issues and identity is involved with those issues. Day to day activities also play an important role on a person's present or prior identity by being exposed to different elements...
We are living in a fast-paced world with a fast-paced life, and science has contributed a lot to this type of life we are living. As scientific knowledge and discoveries are rapidly emerging, and technologies are instantaneously evolving, science has become a powerful institution influencing people's daily lives in various ways. These influences come in two ways: as science influences our lives, we also influence science. The first premise is observable. It is evident how science affects us...
We live in the age of technology. We commute by automobiles and airplanes and communicate by emails and mobiles. The media and the Internet provide us the latest information from all over the world. Movies filled with hi-tech special effects entertain us. Air conditioners and room heaters keep our life comfortable despite climatic inconveniences. The list goes on. Technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives. Of course, a few of us may have concerns about the pollution and...
There is an aphorism, "the end does not justify the means," that is ratified by the Kantian idea to treat people as ends themselves and not means. The Spirit and core essence of this saying is made manifest in Robert Nozick's "theory of entitlement" which purports a concept of distributive justice that advocates for a free and non-patterned market system with minimal government involvement. Prior to his death, Robert Nozick remained one of the most revered contemporary...
To keep clients and employees, Corporations are fair and go above and beyond just taking care of their clients and employees. Employees want to know they are important to the company and not just by the paycheck every week. They want to be treated like they are important. Clients want to be treated like no other clients. They want to feel like they are the only people who exist. In order to keep the playing ground safe, Corporations have to be fair and understanding. Corporate...
The objective of this paper is to demonstrate that Dualism, the idea that mental states are distinct from physical states, is an irrational philosophy driven by lack of knowledge and awareness and that Physicalism (materialism), the idea that mental states and events can be explained by physical events, provides the most logical and rational explanation. This paper will show this to be true based on the history of and advancement in philosophy and science. We as people have been searching for...
As a matter of fact in 399 B.C. Socrates was put on trial, accused of corrupting the young and impiety and found guilty. The 501 member jury claimed that Socrates believed in other gods than the gods of Athens and according to the Athenian sentence the thinker drank a cup of poison hemlock. Today Socrates' philosophy points are argued about, he is often blamed for inconsistency and at times called a man of contradictions. For instance, Socrates supposed that a better man cannot be harmed by a...
Book IV Book IV begins with Adeimantus interrupting Socrates with a question about the happiness of the rulers, but Socrates says that the point the city is to make people happy as a whole. Socrates continues building his city by speaking about the lifestyle of the guardians. He sees no need for money because it only causes poverty and they would have the best warriors. Also, neighboring cities would help them in war if they got the spoils. Socrates believes that the guardians should think of...
The first and foremost quadrant is the Open self. In their findings, researchers claim that this quadrant will reflect our general openness to the world, and our readiness to be known (Tubbs & Moss, 2008, p. 282). This quadrant also represents all the information, behaviors, attitudes, feelings, desires, motivations, and ideas that we and others know such as name, skin color, sex, age, political and religious affiliations. This explains that open self is mostly related to the obvious things...
"As a consequence of such "rights," IE evaluates the duty of any moral agent in terms of contribution to the growth of the infosphere and any process, action, or event that negatively affects the whole infosphere-not just an informational entity-as an increase in its level of nothingness (or entropy) and hence an instance of evil." (Floridi, 2003; Floridi and Sanders, 1999, 2001) Chapter Review: I describe the emergence of Floridi's Philosophy of Information (PI) and...