Nationalism in Theodore Roosevelt’s Speech National Duties

Theodore Roosevelt’s speech “National Duties” calls for nationalism and unity, as it says that each individual must work hard and that individuals must work together. Furthermore, it works to motivate our nation by using two ideas – what a nation may leave behind and how a nation should conduct itself. The speech itself, although given … Read more

Ethical Dilemma Analysis: Consequentialist, Deontological, And Virtue Ethics Approach

Under the pressures of authority, integrity, and our values, how does an individual determine what is the ethically right thing to do? In my previous role, as a packaging engineer, for Honda Manufacturing, I was tasked with designing and developing packaging solutions for various car components. These car components were produced and assembled at a … Read more

The Portrayal of Enlightenment in Allegory of the Cave by Plato

Intro to Philosophy How did Plato use the sun to explain the good? In the Allegory of the cave, there are four main stages of enlightenment. The four steps cover all aspects of enlightenment, from knowing absolutely nothing and perceiving reality only through your sensory organs to reaching full knowledge and having the capacity to … Read more

Dimensionalizing Cultures: The Hofstede Model

Hofstede’s first dimensions (1980) to analyze the distance or how countries differ from one another were four constructs: uncertainty avoidance, power distance, individualism and masculinity. The data that was used from his early work did contribute in enhancing the global studies about distance, particularly regarding the empirical analysis. His approach was appealing for different reasons: … Read more

Comparative Study on Departmentalized and Self-Contained Classrooms Concerning the Systems Theory and Action Research

CHAPTER 2. LITERATURE REVIEW Systems Theory A theory that supports the theoretical foundation of this study is systems theory. Systems theory can be applied to any system that exists in nature, technology, or, or human domains (Boulding, 1991). Systems theory involves systems thinking, which means concentrating on the whole rather than the individual parts (Mele, … Read more

Jean Piaget’s Cognitive Development Theory vs Eric Erikson’s Psychosocial Development Theory

Jean Piaget’s Cognitive Development Theory Jean considered himself a genetic epistemologist that focus on “How we come to know.” Piaget theory proposed by various stages of a child where transition from one stage to the other follows a sequence. While some of his ideas have been supported through more correlational and experimental methodologies, others have … Read more

A review of George Orwell’s novel The philosophy of Determinism in 1984

‘Determinism is perfectly compatible with the idea that we are essentially free’. How far does Orwell present individual actions as preordained by social factors in ‘1984’? Determinism is the belief that ‘all events are ultimately determined by causes regarded as external to the will’[1]. In Orwell’s ‘1984’, the protagonist’s actions are clearly influenced by social … Read more

Ich bin ein Berliner (I am a ‘Berliner’)

June 26, 1963, post WWII, a time were the United States and the Soviet Union were the world’s superpowers. The two powers fought a war of different government and economic ideologies known as the Cold War. During the time of the speech, Germany was a nation split into Democratic West Germany and Communist East Germany, … Read more

Poetry’s Impact on Society in ‘A Defense of Poesy’

In the long essay, “A Defense of Poesy,” Sir Philip Sidney responds to the attempts of repression by the Puritan Movement on poets and their work by characterizing poetry as the roots of culture and intelligence. Sidney uses mythical allusions and historical references to various cultures in order to create an all-encompassing argument promoting the … Read more

The structural portion of Psychoanalytic theory by Sigmund Freud

The structural portion of Psychoanalytic theory by Sigmund Freud, attempts to explain how the unconscious mind function with three distinct components, namely id, ego and superego and how the conflict between two of the three component could give rise to Marilyn’s behaviours when her phobia of the dark is activated. The maintenance of Marilyn’s behaviour … Read more

Anthropocentric Environmentalism and the Concept

Prompt 1: Anthropocentric Environmentalism According to Genesis, “humans occupy a privileged position in all creation” (DesJardins 98). Naturally, those who subscribed to Western Christian philosophy assumed this position as well, considering themselves the closest thing to the Creator, as they were created in His image. Thus, the Western world blossomed by living without much concern … Read more

The Role of Existentialism in Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex

While Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex is known primarily as a feminist text, it is Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist philosophy that influenced Beauvoir’s writings. As existentialists, these philosophers argue that philosophical thinking begins with the human subject and not the thinking subject alone. Sartre argues that philosophical thinking starts with the acting, feeling, living human … Read more

The Evolution of the Enlightenment in Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David and Saturn Devouring One of His Children by Francisco Goya

The Darkness of the Philosophies The Enlightenment era made a very strong impact on art we create today. The Enlightenment era had three philosophies: neoclassical, romanticism, and realism. All three of these ended up tying together in immense ways. A revolution had begun in 1789, which in result, the art of these eras became dark … Read more

Nationalism in India

The rise of nationalism in India is the result of a series of events. In India, However, the sense of nationalism emerged only when the sense of collective belongingness developed among the Indian people employed as Soldiers in British Indian Army. During the late 18th century, colonial India started facing problems and realized that the … Read more

Is Mill’s distinction of higher and lower pleasures justified?

In an attempt to amend the traditional Benthamite hedonic calculus in which simply the quantity of pain or pleasure is considered, Mill, within his Utilitarianism, postulates an additional qualitative distinction resulting in the notion of a ‘higher’ or a ‘lower’ pleasure. Scholars have since questioned whether such a distinction is truly justified; as Martin observes: … Read more

Ideals and Rationality During the Age of Enlightenment in Moliere’s Tartuffe and Chikamatsu Monzaemon’s The Love Suicides at Amijima

The Age of Enlightenment The spirit of the Age of Enlightenment is embodied in our texts with examples of reason, equality for all, and rationality. Moliere’s Tartuffe and The Love Suicides at Amijima by Chikamatsu Mon’ Zaemon both show these characteristics through the characters and the plot each story takes. Straying away from the ideals … Read more

Professional, Ethical And Privacy Issues In The Work Environment

With the cutting edge innovation development, representative checking has turned into a questionable on the planet in last period. After this advancement, it has changed the conventional method for the work and the method for the representative administration. Abusing of Company property, low profitability, assaults, thefts, brutality, work environment incidents are the principle purposes behind … Read more

Nationalism in India

The rise of nationalism in India is the result of a series of events. In India, However, the sense of nationalism emerged only when the sense of collective belongingness developed among the Indian people employed as Soldiers in British Indian Army. During the late 18th century, colonial India started facing problems and realized that the … Read more

The Portrayal of Enlightenment in Allegory of the Cave by Plato

Intro to Philosophy How did Plato use the sun to explain the good? In the Allegory of the cave, there are four main stages of enlightenment. The four steps cover all aspects of enlightenment, from knowing absolutely nothing and perceiving reality only through your sensory organs to reaching full knowledge and having the capacity to … Read more

Quality of Life

When I was growing up, no one talked about the concept of “Quality of Life.” Especially, not around the playground. I can’t even tell you if I ever even heard my parents talk about it or even my grandmother. But when I got into college and began studying physiology, anatomy and all sciences related to … Read more

Forrest Gump as an Existentialist film.

The film Forrest Gump has hints of Existentialism. Forrest Gump’s story shows that human life is not pre-determined. The film shows three existential tenets: Religion, Ethics, and Nature of reality. Existentialism is the existence of an individual as a free and responsible person that determines their own development through actions of the will. The concept … Read more

EXAMINATION OVER “WHAT IS ENLIGHTMENT?”

Enlightenment which is very famous in sociology. Therefore, many significant thinkers and philosopher have evaluated enlightenment according to their minds. One of them is Immanuel Kant. He defined his thoughts with a basic and understanble language according to his mind regarding enlightenment. In the meantime, he used social acts while define the enlightenment. Enlightenment’s meaning … Read more

Death: the final answer? A Cemetery Symbolism Analysis in The Thief and the Dogs

Death has been a prevalent theme in literature of all cultures throughout the centuries. In The Thief and the Dogs, the author Naguib Mahfouz explores the realm of death and its interconnections with life. Witnessing the turmoil of the Egyptian revolutions since childhood, it is small wonder that Mahfouz creates a fictional world which mirrors … Read more

Analysis Of The Case Of TransCanada In Terms Of Kant’s Moral Theory And Utilitarian Perspective

When Evan Vokes, a trained engineer, started working for TransCanada in 2007, he realized that there were some issues in his employer’s work ethics and quickly found himself in a moral struggle. TransCanada is one of the largest companies focusing on oil and gas infrastructure in North America. There are federal regulations on the welding … Read more