Buddhism represents one of the greatest religions in the world. Its roots are traced back in India, and today it forms the major religion of countries such as Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia. Buddhists have also been found to occupy some areas in Europe including Asia, Australia and America. The major distinguishing feature of Buddhism is that, Buddhists never believe in God as with the other religions. Buddha is the figure from which they obtain and follow their...
Where There is Power, There is Corruption. Science has given people so many things in life, from new technology to new medicine. Every day new advances are made and seemingly impossible goals are reached. Science is the ultimate gateway to bettering the world and the people that inhabit it. However, some parts of science could be a danger to society and should not be tampered with. There are just some things that humans should not have control over, even if the reason was to better mankind....
A Shakespearean tragic hero is defined as 'an exceptional being of high degree' whom has a fatal flaw. Macbeth's character is a classic example of a Shakespearean tragic hero. In many of Shakespeare's tragedies, the main character starts off as a very brave, heroic person whom everyone praises. However as time passes by, the character loses his reputation because he faces a moral dilemma. He also loses reputation due to his fatal flaw. In Act 1 Scene 2, we know that Macbeth is the main...
There are three main arguments to argue against Socrates' escape. Socrates recognises the burden of his escape on his friends and family; by not escaping he is preserving their souls and morality. Socrates validation of the social contract with Athens; represents his teachings that law is paramount, even if it facilitates his death. Finally, Socrates' respect and preservation of the 'Good Life' makes escape, morally impossible for Socrates, as he would have to turn away from the one true value...
In this movie 'The Dark Knight', Bruce Wayne, the Batman, which is the dark knight who always helping the citizen justice the criminal and suppress the crime from happening at Gotham city. He is not appointed by anyone, he just standing up to justice the villain, and he is a true hero for the citizens; he justice the villain but he did not kill them or purposely hurt them because he has set a rules for himself. Unfortunately, the citizens want to sell out (turn in) Batman when the Joker...
Imagine yourself at the brink of death, in a hospital, in a death bed with needles, breathing tubes and dialysis machines supporting you to live long enough. You know that your chances of living is futile but you still have the hopes that you will survive and lead a normal life again, yet, you looked at the doctors and other medical practitioners around you, just waiting for the time for you to die. Suddenly, they decided to put you out of your misery and subjected you toward assisted suicide...
More often than not the men (and women) we have labeled great have been those who have either sought answers to our questions of existence or those who have pushed the envelope of our capabilities and shown us that the limits to our potential are only as restrictive as we perceive them to be. In our Western experience one of the foremost envelope pushers is Aristotle. Aristotle lived in Greece in the fourth century before the Common Era. He was a student of Plato and wrote numerous volumes on...
During the study of Plato and his writings, thoughts, and understanding there are a number of discussions that have taken place and will continue to take place, lease among these is his understanding of rationalism and human knowing and how his "Allegory of the Caves" depicts this understanding and parallel Christian thoughts. Plato believes that there was a difference that exists in innate knowledge of external forms, his thinking was that innate knowledge of external forms that...
These heterogeneous senses of being explain the unsatisfying conclusion of the proof. The proof of immortality ends with a statement of the kind of thing the soul is. But the proof cannot establish that a certain soul always exists; individual existence as such remains in the realm of body and thus of chance. To the extent that this is the case, the 'proof' of imperishability can only be an assertion or a hope. Given its position in the dialogue, and given its manifest inadequacy, the final...
Two of the important moral ethics are descriptive and normative ethics. Descriptive ethics is the studying and describing the morality of people, organizations, culture or a society. Also descriptive ethics focuses on "What is" the prevailing set of ethical standards in the business community, specific organizations, or on the part specific managers. In other words these theories try to explain why people judge things to be good or bad. So normative in the other hand deals more with...