Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was born in Konigsberg, East Prussia. It is said of him that "his failures are more important than most men's successes." Kant has contributed his literary knowledge in different areas of human inquiry. These include science for example astronomy, biology and philosophy. Here we are concerned with his moral writings. Kant argues against the skepticism of the eighteenth century, that scientific and moral laws can not be discovered. Failure in doing so results...
"Work is at the root of a meaningful life, the path to individual independence, and a necessity for human survival and flourishing. It is also the distinctive means by which men concretize their identity as rational, goal-directed beings." - Edward W. Younkins. Discuss. Work has a common human practice since the beginning of civilizations. It is the secret behind social progress and the defining characteristic of man. Work as we see it, is a virtue and a necessity. In times of...
Thats the number of lives that have been taken by Virginia alone in accordance with the current states death penalty laws. While the death penalty has many controversies associated with the decision on whether it is humane for the courts to decide if the crime of taking a life should be punishable by taking another life. The issue arises if the un-intentional chain of death solves the issue at all. "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" Could be used to argue that the death...
The nature and conduct of warfare undergo change due to evolution of new world order, development of new technology and economic considerations. Such change necessitates adoption of a different approach to warfare at higher plane. Hence, leadership should be able to perceive these changing paradigms and approach the war with new ideas and ways. Only those organisations, whose leadership learns to anticipate and predict future, will be able to prosper by achieving the result economically....
The principle of human rights aims to identify the fundamentals required by each individual to live in a good life. The emergence and success of human rights are emphasized by three allied features; human rights are distinctively modern, are a political invention and are inherently revolutionary. To say that human rights are a distinctively recent construction does not refute the long history of values which have facilitated human rights into becoming the leading idealism it is today. Until a...
I would like to talk about assisted suicide in the body of this paper. My goals are to define this kind of suicide and also express my own opinion about it. Assisted suicide topic is rather disputable question in all circles of our society. Issues of euthanasia and assisted suicide for decades are the main reason for the dispute of doctors and bioethics. Traditionally it is believed that most physicians are able and willing to assist their terminally ill patients to aid in the cessation of...
In this essay I am going to discuss how different ways of knowing affect us in how we perceive different things. Using different examples I hope to demonstrate that we understand specific things through our knowledge - more accurately through perception and emotion - therefore how we are and not how these things are. The main points will be how perception and language helps us to understand things surrounding us. I will support my view and the opposite view with various examples, including a...
The purpose of this paper is to review various perspectives that added new dimensions in principal agent model of agency theory. Various theories related to motivation, incentives and causal behavior of employees in the organizations are reviewed here. At the end of this paper through criticism of Perrow and Adam Smith on agency theory and Etzioni theory of commitment, conceptual model of agent types is proposed. Evolution of Labor Economics: The functioning of market for labor is broadly known...
Plato is a famous philosopher and scholar who lived in ancient Greece. His theory of forms, called Platonism, is one of the best known ideas in philosophy. In the "Allegory of the Cave", Plato's ideas represents a political allegory which explains his theory on the ideal organization of the nation. In his story, two people have lived in a deep cave since their childhood, never seeing the light of day. These men are chained so that they cannot look to either side or behind them, but...
This essay will attempt to evaluate the Jaina theory of karma, and relations between problems and their outcome. From all Asian religions, the Jaina it seems to be the most attractive to many, almost certainly for the teachings and the philosophy of its theory. A religion that considers violence in all its aspect non applicable and look for peace in every way possible. The term Karma in Sanskrit, a language that is not in use anymore, the actual term signifyies deeds, of body and soul and its...