According to Aristotle, a good person is like a good harpist (or, if you prefer, a guitar hero). A good person is like a good harpist, the harpist's function is to play the harp and to play it well, and the heart's function is to pump blood and to pump it well. So also our function is to use reason and to use it well. The Greek "eudaimonia," which we translate as "happiness," more precisely means "excellence" or "living well." Happiness is our highest...
The meaning of the word Euthanasia is relieving one's suffering by simply killing or terminating his/her life. Euthanasia is undergone by someone who is in incurable condition. In addition to this, there are some instances where some people desire their life to be terminated. In many cases euthanasia is performed on an individual's decision but sometimes the decision is arrived at by the medics, relatives and in rare cases by the courts of law. The origin of this word is from a Greek term...
Many ethical issues arise from abortion, however the main one's to be discussed are regarding whether or not abortion is considered the taking of human life, and whose decision is it to determine whether or not they should be permitted. Ultimately, the most significant concepts surrounding abortion relate to the Value of Human Life and The Principal of Individual Freedom. The Value of Life refers to the idea that our lives are a basic possession. Every person experiences their own lives in a...
In the following write up, my attempt is to explicate the understanding of the 'other' and 'intersubjectivity' vis-à-vis the way people interact with each other. It appears that there are two ways of interactions the 'subject-object' interaction and the 'subject-subject' interaction. The subject-object' interaction can perhaps be understood through the method of the positivist, the scientist, the behaviorist, and those of the ilk who divide the universe into the material and the...
Should someone donate their body to science? I think that people should donate their body, but it depends on everyone's opinion. This report is designed to tell you all of the positive things when it comes to the donation of your body to science. Some good things that could happen and do happen are money comes out of it, discoveries are made, and donating your body to science could really help someone else out. These are only some of the reasons why a person should donate their body to science....
A model is a simplified representation of some aspect of the world. In what ways may models help or hinder the search for knowledge? Q10. A model is a simplified representation of some aspect of the world. In what ways may models help or hinder the search for knowledge? The search for knowledge is an ongoing process through which certain humans intend to find answers and confirmations to questions and statements which continually arise in our society. The use of models as representations may...
According to great author and noble prize winner writer George Bernard Shaw, says that Capital Punishment is a vague term. He illustrates the victims as mad dogs, cobras or adders which causes ill to our society. Either we should kill them or educate them to become eligible for remaining in the society. The real problem is the criminal you cannot reform: the human mad dog or cobra. The answer is, kill him kindly and apologetically, if possible without consciousness on his part. Let him go...
Macbeth serves as an example of a tragic hero in Shakespeare s Macbeth. His tragic decision stems from the influence of a tragic flaw. Once he has made the decision, it is irreversible, and produces his downfall. In an attempt to save himself, the tragic hero tries to reverse his decision, but ultimately fails. The tragic hero must be neither villain nor a virtuous man but a character between these two extremes. A man who not eminently good and just, yet whose misfortune is brought about not by...
"The concept of good is the distinguishing feature of any act we call moral" (Souryal, 2007, p. 72). Our ethics are guided by our morals. The government and the criminal justice system must be fair, ethical and unbiased. They must work with a code of ethics. These codes of ethics will "provide moral guidelines and professional standards of conduct" (Souryal, 2007, p. 111). Members of the criminal justice system have moral obligations and qualities that have to be met....
Vegetarianism is adopted by many people by choice for obtaining nutritious diet and adopting patterns of healthy eating. Their choice is sometimes governed by ethical, religious, cultural, economic and environmental conditions which are not easy to avoid. There are notions that eating meat is ethically not right as animal sufferings are increased for human benefits which are primarily unethical gestures on part of humans. However, it is not contradictory that we eat meat, at the same time, give...