Justification of Ethics

Ethics are moral principles that administrate a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity. Justification is the act of presenting something to be right or reasonable. Some may say that ethics are the only reasonable justification for anything. Alternatively, one can argue anything may be justified ethically. It all depends on what morals you … Read more

My Mother’s Dark Past

The Worst Night My family comes from a forlorn country, an orgy of corruption. My mother always shunned talking about it, I never asked her because I never cared. Until our final night together, the night my mother told me about her past, that was the night I really understood my mother. It was a … Read more

Don’t Let The Bastards Get You Down: What This Phrase Means In Margaret Atwood’s Novel The Handmaid’s Tale

“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum…Don’t Let the bastards get you down” (Handmaid’s Tale 186-187). This Latin phrase is cherished by main character Offred throughout Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Before discovering the meaning of the phrase, Offred becomes fond of the carving on the floor of it in her bedroom closet because it is one of … Read more

Plato and Aristotle on Form and Substance

How can you classify forms according to Plato? According to Plato’s Theory of Forms, the physical world isn’t necessarily the real world, rather reality exists beyond the physical world. There are two realms; the physical realm and the Realm of Forms. The physical realm consists of material things we come into contact with in our … Read more

TRIPARTITE SOUL THEORY

Plato battles that the spirit contains three fragments especially sensible, appetitive, and the vivacious. These parts also sort out the three spots of a fair framework. Solitary esteem consolidates keeping up the three zones in the correct change, where reason rules while hunger comes. As appeared by Plato, the appetitive piece of the spirit is … Read more

Analysis Of Speaker’s Ethos

Celeste Headlee impressed her audience and made them laugh by starting her speech questions about theirexperiences in unfriending people. This leaves not only a funny and approachable impression, but also shows that she knows her audience. (Unit 2 Slide ) She put efforts on connecting the audience by understanding their questions through the questions she … 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

Is Utopia Possible? Analyzing Plato’s Republic

With the goal of creating the perfect society, the utopia of Plato’s Republic rather presents a dystopia that enforces the marginalization of the individual. Plato believes a strict regulation that constricts independence and individuality makes it possible for citizens to live simple and peaceful lives. Because Plato views freedom as a threat of gaining unnecessary … Read more

An Analysis of Power, Authority and Truth in Antigone, a Play by Sophocles

Antigone: an analysis on Power, Authority and Truth In Sophocles’ play Antigone, Kreon, the warrior King may overrule Antigone, a mere woman’s, struggle for political power, but can he match Antigone’s resistance in a fight for political authority? Political power in a state rises from the presence of a force that exerts dominance. The public’s … Read more

St. Thomas Aquinas about love

Love is directed from person to person or from person to things, but in the Bible there is another aspect of interpersonal love which is very important in the Bible. God’s love is different for everyone, but the law of divine love is the standard for all human actions. In reading of “The law of … Read more

Literary Analysis of the Euthyphro

Euthyphro Plato’s Euthyphro features Socrates and Euthyphro, who is apparently “a professional priest who considers himself an expert on ritual and piety” (2). Although Socrates acts as though he accepts the fact that Euthyphro has knowledge of the divine, as everyone else seems to, he challenges his knowledge by asking him about piety. The two … Read more

Bilingualism is a natural phenomenon worldwide

Bilingualism is a natural phenomenon worldwide. Unwittingly, however, monolingualism has been used as a standard to characterize and define bilingualism and multilingualism in linguistic research. Such a conception led to a “fractional” “irregular” and “distorted” view of bilingualism, which is becoming rapidly outmoded in the light of multipronged, rapidly growing interdisciplinary research. Other central concepts … 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

A Self-Reflection on Writing Papers

Looking back on my English class progress overall for the past three years, I have come to conclude that there has been progress. Starting freshman year I felt like I was swimming in shark-infested waters, floundering in a sea of ungraspable concepts like “thesis” or “transitions.” Sophomore year was the hardest time for me, as … Read more

Locke’s Philosophy on the Concepts of ‘Substance’, ‘Nominal essence’ and ‘Real essence’

Within his Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Locke picks up where his predecessors in epistemological theorizing left off and proceeds to shift the study towards a more empiricist approach. Amongst the complexities of his theory, the notions of ‘substance’, ‘nominal essence’ and ‘real essence’ are fundamental and relate, in Locke’s view, to explain the nature of … Read more

An evaluation between The Nicomachean by Aristotle’s and Plato’s The Republic

What is Goodness? For most people today, being a good person simply means following a set of commonly agreed upon moral guidelines. However, those guidelines have increasingly been getting blurred and convoluted from culture to culture and generation to generation. The question remains whether the definition of morality really can be universal, and whether this … Read more

The Conflict Between Duty and Heroism in The Plague

In The Plague itself, Albert Camus uses the concept of a plague to allegorically represent the wartime occupation of France during World War II and symbolize the absurdity of nature. The coastal town of Oran, located in Northern Africa, is burdened by this unstoppable pestilence that threatens the townspeople’s humanity. Camus’ “symbolic plague represents a … Read more

Jean Jacques Rousseau’s Legacy

Jean Jacques Rousseau Although most famously known for his work in philosophy, Jean Jacques Rousseau contributed to many other areas during his lifetime. He not only built upon contemporary moral, political, and educational thought, but also developed the subjects of musical composition and writing. His ideas and accomplishments preceded many historical and modern thinkers, who … Read more

The Understanding of Self-Love of Humans

Aristotle asks good human beings to be self-lovers, devoting special attention to virtue’s most fundamental groundwork. With all individual actions, it is the intellect which must determine the course of proper morality and strength of character; the path of right action elucidated in Nicomachean Ethics thus grounds itself in that personal aim for moral excellence. … Read more

A View of Alex Garland’s Film, Ex Machina

In the bathroom scene in Ex Machina (2015), Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) performs a test on himself, to see if he is an android like Ava, and, as he has just discovered, Kyoko. While one would think this scene should resolve the question, it only muddies the water. As Caleb examines himself in the mirror, green … Read more

The Relationship between Faith and Reason

The work of Thomas Aquinas, though somewhat insignificant in his own day, is arguably some of the most studied, discussed, and revered to emerge from the medieval period. As Plantinga, Thompson and Lundberg maintain, ‘of all the theologians, it is undoubtedly the shadow of Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225-74) that looms largest over the Latin theology … Read more

My Moral And Ethical Stance

My own moral and ethical stance is based upon Levinas’ theory of ethics that ethical actions come from interactions with the “Other”. It also strongly surrounds the biblical passage “Thou shalt not kill”. I believe that one should understand what other people are going through and have compassion for them. This stance applies to my … Read more

LAW ENFORCEMENT ETHICS AND MISCONDUCT

Ethic plays an important role in conduct a person’s actions or behavior of activity. This moral principle is extremely important because it is typical of fair and honest actions. There are many people that have a different view on ethics and how they enforce their ethical rules. The principle has its own rules and ethical … Read more

Vision, Mission, & Ethics in Organizations

Any new hire within the company structure should understand what is expected of them. It allows a new employee to conduct themselves according to the merits found in the best interest of the organization, its partners, clients and shareholders. This alignment can be achieved in multiple ways. This includes a published code of ethics, a … Read more

The Virtue of High-Mindedness

Aristotle’s definition of the virtue of high-mindedness in Nichomachean Ethics, and of what constitutes the excess and deficiency of this virtue, poses a problem when applied to Socrates’ in Plato’s Apology. On one hand, Socrates is high-minded when he accepts his death sentence, despite believing that he is serving an important function in Athens, and … 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

Descartes’ cogito: inference or intuition?

The kind of reasoning utilized by Descartes in order to arrive at his conclusion of the cogito has been questioned since its initial publication in The Discourse on the Method. The conjunction ‘ergo’ suggests the formula of an inference, that Descartes has concluded his existence from a premise. Yet, Descartes himself seems to deny the … Read more