According to Karl Albrecht (1980), he said, "The typical human life seems to be quite unplanned, undirected, unlived, and unsavored. Only those who consciously think about the adventure of living as a matter of making choices among options, which they have found for themselves, ever establish real self-control and live their lives fully." What he meant was that in a life of an individual, he or she may live a life without being prepared for anything and only those who lived prepared...
Sartre attributes many existential emotions people feel as a consequence of their own actions, including that of despair; although he claims the individual is the starting point for his/herself, Sartre argues the choice an individual contends to all humanity. The following quote from "The Humanism of Existentialism" emphasizes this: "The essential consequence of our earlier remarks is that man being condemned to be free carries the weight of the whole world on his shoulders; he...
"[Justice] isn't concerned with someone's doing their own externally, but with what is inside him, with what is truly himself and his own." (R: 443c) "If a guardian seeks happiness in such a way that he's no longer a guardian…" (466b) "Our dreams make it clear that there is a dangerous, wild, and lawless form of desire in everyone, even in those who seem to be entirely moderated or measured." (R: 572b) "Fine things are those that subordinate the beastlike...
This research paper looks at both sides of the argument on death penalty and how the United States Supreme Court deals with this issue. There are very many interesting issues that are addressed including the fear of death penalty, execution of the innocent. Too much pressure has been exerted of the murderer and not the victim because it's the murderer we should stop. However this addresses the need for the safety o the victim. Evidence has been provided for both sides of the argument i.e....
From the moment we are born, we launch our quest for knowledge and start to accumulate beliefs: believing in Santa Clause and behaving in order to receive presents, believing in the Tooth Fairy and believing that we will not grow tall and strong if we do not eat vegetables. Then, as we grow older, we start questioning ourselves on the validity, reliability and truthfulness of the nature of those beliefs. We rely on our memory, sense perception, reasoning, intuition, and evidence to make out...
Plato in his book The Republic shows us that it is merely impossible to attain perfect justice. All the examples that the characters give are very confusing since each of them have a different definition of justice. Perfect justice in my opinion can only exist in a perfect society that can only be achieved when people are aware of the concequences of injustice and that the society itself looks down on injustice. In a perfectly just society, everyone would be honest, no one would lie...
The Free Dictionary.com defines fighting as, A confrontation between opposing groups in which each attempts to harm or gain power over the other, as with bodily force or weapons. However they do state that fighting does have a different meaning when talking in a sporting context, 'Sports to engage in boxing or wrestling.' Even with these two different angles, are there enough reasons for fighting sports to be lawful? The sport or practice of fighting with the fists, especially with padded...
The social cognitive theory refers to a psychological model of behavior that emerged primarily from the work of Albert Bandura. In today's psychological science, people are viewed as biological, psychological, and social organisms which entail thoughts, emotions, behaviors and social factors (Meyer, 1996). The social cognitive theory is a learning theory based on the idea that people learn by watching what others do and that thought processes are central to understanding personalities (. ...
It is commonly known that when a child is ill his mother would tell him to take his medicine per doctor's orders. The child would then take his medicine and the mother would be at ease knowing that her child will be fine because the doctor said that the medicine will cure his illness. As humans, we generally trust doctors due to the amount of success in their field and amount of study in a certain concentration. The trust that we put into our beliefs comes with some form of legitimacy but is...
Henry David Thoreau preached the prospects of being non-violent and described the effects wars have had on humans as a whole. To give some background information, David Thoreau was born on 1817 in Concord, Massachusetts. When he was around the age of sixteen, he enrolled himself in Harvard's Latin, Greek, grammar composition, and philosophy classes. While at college he soon became engrossed in Ralph Waldo Emerson's famous writings. Unknown to him, Ralph Waldo Emerson would become a leading...