It is always dangerous to venture an opinion as to why a problem is hard but Im going to stick my neck out on this one, because it seems that there has been a lot of effort expended on this problem recently, sometimes perhaps without full awareness of the main difficulties, and (b) I would love to be proved wrong on this opinion :-) . The global regularity problem for Navier-Stokes is of course a Clay Millennium Prize problem and it would be redundant to describe it again here. I will note,...
The two (2) main approaches to address the ethical issues are the utilitarianism theory and deontological theory or also known as duty theories. Utilitarianism was first proposed by Jeremy Bentham in the late eighteenth century and later developed by the Scottish philosopher J.S Mill in the nineteenth. The theory lies on the simple rule that when one is faced with a choice, one should do which promotes the greatest happiness of the greatest number. Bentham posited that human beings resolve...
In the Prince, Machiavelli explores the world of governments and rulers and comes up with revolutionary ideas for a prince to acquire the leading position in the government and maintain his authority and leadership. However, the philosopher does not teach the ruler to be good and just; he aim is to provide the governor with practical applications of being a great prince but not a good one. Machiavelli focuses on evil features more because they would help to advance the power of the prince. In...
The main quadrant or the first one is the open self. Open self is defines as things about you which you know and people also know. Basic information like your name, status, position in an institution and religion are some of the examples of open self. Samuel (2008) has said that 'you typically do not mind discussing with others this part of you' where in this part you could easily share a few of information like views without any doubt. I believe that when we are in different contexts, our open...
In order to present the models of motivation, its essential to throw light on the needs that motivates an individual.Th most critical question for any organization is how to maintain high levels of performance? Lets first explore what's this "motivation" and motivation needs are all about. "What conditions of work, what kinds of work, what kinds of management, and what kinds of rewards will motivate humans?"(Maslows, in Motivation & Personality, 1954). In layman's view,...
Ayer published Language, Truth Logic in 1936 when he was only 26 years of age. He was a part of the Vienna Circle; who were notoriously known for their philosophy of logical positivism. Logical positivism is a philosophical theory that holds meaningful only those non-tautological propositions that can be analyzed by the tools of logic into elementary propositions or are empirically verifiable. It therefore rejects metaphysics, theology, and sometimes ethics as meaningless [] . In...
In order to understand creationism and intelligent design, the theories which these have evolved from must be understood. The 'Teleological Argument' is what many view as the stepping stone for the advance of creationism and thus, intelligent design. The arguments, for which there are many, all point to the existence of a higher being or 'Prime Mover', in the words of Aquinas2. Aquinas believed in the existence of a 'God' which is self evident in itself2, however, the human race cannot view or...
"There are no absolute distinctions between what is true and what is false." Discuss this claim. Before delving into the analysis of this claim I will shed light on two fundamental key terms. Foremost, 'what is truth?' How and when do we know something? I will attempt to examine this question by focusing on the three truth theories: Correspondence, Coherence and Pragmatic theory. However, due to the definition of truth being perceived dissimilarly in different languages, cultures and...
In Two Concept of Consciousness, David M. Rosenthal questions the presumptuous notion in Blocks arguments that all mental states are conscious. His inquiry into the domain of mental states yields that not all mental states are conscious and that these so called 'non-conscious' states (do not confuse them with Freudian unconscious) show that conscious states are but a subset of mental states and from this premise, Rosenthal takes the giant leap into the domain of Higher Order Thoughts (HOT). In...
Since the rapid development of technology, people have begun to think that technology has surpass nature even though theres no real evidence to proof it. People are saying that since our technology has become so advance, that we no longer need nature and could replace it if we want. Nature itself cannot be replace by technology because there isn't any way we could come up with the technology to do all the things that nature does. Technology wasn't invented to surpass technology but was invented...