In I and Thou, Martin Buber starts off by defining two key concepts he believes are crucial to understanding how humans relate not only to other humans but to the environment and the things in it as well. The first he calls the "I-It" relationship. The second is the "I-You" or "I-Thou" relationship. Buber then goes on to use these concepts to describe love. From love he moves on to society, which he calls the "-it" world, and the alienation society...
July 20, 1969, Commander Neil Armstrong takes the first steps on the moon. All it took was 170 billion dollars in todays money to put a man on the moon. Mankind does not need to explore further than the moon. Neil Armstrong once said "This is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Forget giant leaps for mankind, NASA is a giant machine for spending money. This fact is backed up by the humiliating failure of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory, a $278 million package which...
Perhaps Jean Jacques Rousseaus most important work is The Social Contract, which outlines the basis for a legitimate political order within a framework of classical republicanism. Published in 1762, it became one of the most influential works of political philosophy in the Western tradition. It developed some of the ideas mentioned in an earlier work, the article Economie Politique (Discourse on Political Economy), featured in Diderot's Encyclopédie. The treatise begins with the dramatic...
Attention Getter: Everybody and their mother have heard about 2012 in some way. Is it all a bunch of nonsense, or will you be putting the last pieces of your life together before the world comes to an end? Personal Connection to Topic: Ever since I was little, my siblings tried to convince me something was going to happen to me. I would be abducted by aliens or kidnapped by monsters. As I got older I believed fewer of these stories until they found a subject that was up in the air. 2012....
John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), made a major contribution in utilitarian movement in England. Mill in his work answers objection by opponents on doctrine on utility and also restates it. Moreover he takes Bentham's psychological theory on hedonism to form theory of universal ethical hedonism. Mill defines this ethical theory as "greatest happiness for greatest people ought to be individual goal and standard of conduct". Furthermore he says that actions are right when they promote...
A social contract is a treaty among people that results in the association of society, where an individual submits liberty in return for protection .It can be assumed to be an agreement between the people and the government which governs the society by a certain set of rules.Social contract according to Thomas Hobbes:Many of the early writers had different views about social contract and state of nature. Each one giving arguments to support their stance. Thomas Hobbes was one such writer. He...
"Without Knowledge of the Past, We Would Have No Knowledge At All" Knowledge to me is knowing anything; Information, data, procedure facts that may alter a person's life, not necessarily for his benefit. According to precise definitions knowledge is; The State or fact of knowing Familiarity, awareness or understanding gained through experience or study. The sum or range of what has been perceived discovered or learned. []  I tend to evaluate the first definition as what we...
ANTNONY tried to discover and make people realize that empowering people will make them learn the outcome of their own lives is not easy. In fact its an overwhelming task. But he was succeeded in his destiny and arouses a mind jolting information, stories, strategies, philosophies that assisted people in empowering their lives and they make the changes in their lives they desired most. In the first part of ties off dreams to destiny Anthony quotes his life experience that his craving and...
The theory of evolution is one of the most controversial theories that have been set through decades, as the scientists are still not able to get the proof that could determine whether it is right or wrong. Lamark, a French naturalist, started the theory of evolution but it was further developed and released in the 18th century by Charles Darwin who is considered the father of evolution. In his theory, Darwin states that "All living creatures are related by descent from common ancestors....
Jean Jacque Rosseau on the other hand in his work 'The Social Contract' focused on the relationship between man and society where he took a different standpoint as opposed to Locke, Rosseau was of the opinion that men in a state of nature lacks morality since there is no actual law to govern the people. However, Locke believes in the ability for humans to deliver a sound reasoning, to reflect and to think and these are the basis for morality which should be respected because these are God's...