Ideally law is the mirror of morality of the society that brings harmonious and just social order, but the problem arises when the concepts of morality does not reflect the true ideals of society. There are those who advocate the Master morality which believes in nobility (Friedrich Nietzsche, 2003). So, the law following such morality classifies the society into rulers and the ruled. There is another concept which is reverse of the Master's morality which is called slave morality (Ibid). The...
There is a long standing argument between Creationism and Evolution, and the strength of the argument for Creationism is theory based on faith, while Evolution bases itself on scientific fact and (or) theory. Both theories go about describing how our planet and the life on it came to be. Each takes a totally different approach to the explanation; one asserts that God created the world and life on it in 6 days (Genesis, The Holy Bible). While the other has a radically different explanation in...
Language affects a lot of things in our lives, one of which is history. Language is an extremely powerful tool that is used to communicate thoughts, facts, and ideas, but it can also alter the facts. Language affects our thoughts, emotions, and the way we perceive things around us. Language differs from a group to another and thus history can be altered over generations. Different people reason in different ways, which can also have an effect on history. Without both language and reason there...
Plato's setting lays the groundwork to Socrates spiritual and positive view of the afterlife. Although his trial and execution was delayed, due to the annual religion ritual of the solemn mission to Delos, in which it was promise to the God Apollo, made by the people of Athenian, which was to be held during a certain time of the year. In which Socrates death was imminent, in was biding his time with when the ship returned from Delos. Socrates acknowledged he lived life to the fullest,...
To criticise seems to be an innate property of the human psyche, as many believe it has always been a part of humanity the desire to understand, dating back before literature itself (Kennedy, 1964). Throughout history there have been multiple attempts to define criticism, however numerous definitions share central themes, as such the general definition of criticism could be considered to be 'the expression of the dissatisfaction concerning personal qualities or behaviours' (Nomura and Barnlund,...
Stakeholder concept in management theory has a vital role of reflecting and transmitting leaders the knowledge about how to do it in the first place instead of dealing with management theorists and economists. Stakeholder theory focuses on two main issues axis (Freeman, 1994). Firstly, he asks, what is its purpose? It encourages managers to identify value in relation to what they have created, and what the main players. It drives business forward and ensures superior performance, both in...
"I sentence you to death" said the judge. Should there be an alternative? In 1846, Michigan became the first state to ban capital punishment. (Death penalty and capital punishment can be used interchangeable, but are viewed as the same process.) When European settlers first entered North America, they brought along their rules and regulations, thus bringing the death penalty alongside of them. It was then that the death penalty was first introduced to America; however, each of the...
Since time immemorial the existence of good and evil has always been a powerful and raging debate. There are various schools of thoughts for or against. Evil refers to immoral, sinful and wicked behavior. Evils intention is to cause ruin, pain or even injury. In every society the world over there exists various and different opinions on what constitutes evil. Evil is a worldview and not a universal term .What may be classified as evil in one community is not necessarily so in another. There are...
Utilitarianism is basically a theory of normative ethics that maximizes the utility and aims to increase happiness and reduce the suffering. Although from the definition it looks very good and justified but there are some in built problems related to this theory. The theory only counts happiness as a means of satisfaction and morals, which is not usually the case. Being happy or maximizing happiness does not usually mean that the people are satisfied by all means. On the other hand it is also...
Euthanasia is the deliberate termination of life by an individual in order to relieve them from the agony and suffering caused by the disease. In most cases, euthanasia is done because the sick person wishes it to be done or asks for it. However, there are some instances where the person does not ask for it but its still done either because the doctor thinks that would be the best option or the next of king asks for it. Those who support it believe that it saves an individual from the pain of...