A Critique of Discourse on Inequality, a Book by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

How would Rousseau’s General Will eliminate the tendency of individuals to distinguish themselves from each other which he had identified in the Discourse on Inequality? In the Discourse on Inequality Rousseau identifies that individuals developed a need to distinguish themselves from others in an unequal manner by the very act of living together. For a … Read more

The Idea of Civil Disobedience

Civil Disobedience in the Mind of Socrates Civil disobedience is a practice that has been studied and exhibited for thousands of years. This practice is defined as “the refusal to obey certain laws or governmental demands for the purpose of influencing legislation or government policy” (1). It is a form of peaceful protest based on … Read more

How Political Ideas In Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince Relate The Modern Politics

Modern Political Ideas in Machiavelli’s The Prince Machiavelli’s The Prince presents many political ideas that are still relevant in modern politics. He argues on topics such as whether it’s better to be loved or feared, whether to be generous or stingy, and how virture can be manipulated. Machiavelli references well known figures of literature and … Read more

The Virtue of True Friendship

Friendship is arguably the most relevant philosophical matter expounded upon in The Nicomachean Ethics. While other virtues may not be practiced on a daily basis, friendship and the implications of such a relationship are somewhat more consistent. Living necessitates interactions and relationships with other people, and Aristotle’s view on friendship offers insight that can be … 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

Ethical vs Unethical act

If approaching the ethicality of an act from the point of view presented by Jhon Stuart Mill, we lean towards utilitarianism and believe this to be ethical but in reality, we are ultimately reducing opinions to nothing. According to the idea of Haidt, even though the society has instilled in us the idea of everything … Read more

Isolation and the Sublime in Rousseau and Wordsworth

In their article entitled “Me,” Andrew Bennett and Nicholas Royale assert that “Literature, like art more generally, has always been concerned with aspects of what can be called the… ‘not me’ or other,” (Bennett 129-130). Jean-Jacques Rousseau in his Confessions and William Wordsworth in his The Two-Part Prelude expound upon this issue of isolation from … 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

How Margaret Chase Smith’s Declaration Influenced Conscience Speech against Senator Joseph McCarthy

Margaret Chase Smith: Fighting Her Own Party She gazes at the hundreds of powerful individuals sitting before her. Her opponent, Joseph McCarthy, sits two rows away (Byrd). Finally, Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith speaks. “Mr. President,” she confidently declares, “I would like to speak briefly and simply about a serious national condition” (Smith). During the … Read more

The Two Major Theories of Truth

“Truth is relative” (Velasquez, p. 433, 2017). The meaning behind this statement is the fact that there is no objective truth in the world, humans only have a few ways to gauge their own subjective truths through life experience. Two major theories of truth are known as the Correspondence Theory and the Coherence Theory. Many … Read more

Care for God’s Creation

Caring for gods creation is hard work, and our culture mentality of “I do what’s best for me” completely opposes it. We are bombarded with messages and advertisements telling us to make life easier and more convenient, and our own selfishness tendencies tell us “no one else is doing it” and “my contribution really won’t … 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


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

Truth Issues In Othello

Written texts show us that the truth is hidden beneath false appearances ‘Some rise by sin, and others by virtue fall’ – William Shakespeare. This quote is central to the themes in the play ‘Othello’, written by William Shakespeare in 1603. Iago is a character that rises by ‘sin’ due to his masterful manipulation of … Read more

The Conformity Idea In The American Society As Depicted In In Mark Twain’s Cornpone Opinion And Henry David Thoreau’s Life Without Principle

Conform or die. In both Mark Twain’s Corn-Pone Opinions and Thoreau’s Life Without Principle essay it is clearly expressed that it is human nature to conform either based on societies opinions and or expectations of living life to the fullest degree. Throughout Twain’s essay, he shows how society conforms to the majority view based on … 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

Feng Shui (or Wind and Water)

Feng Shui (or Wind and Water) is the practice of arranging your environment so that energy flows gently and smoothly through your home or business environment. In this way your space just feels good – and supports what you want out of life whether it’s a better career, new romance, improved health, or more income. … Read more

The Divergent Opinions of Smith and Rousseau: Natural Sociability and Criticisms of the Division of Labor

Although Adam Smith is considered a great defender of commercial society and Jean-Jacques Rousseau one of its prominent critics, both thinkers share certain criticisms of the division of labor. The two acknowledge that splitting tasks among people leads to the creation of social distinction and to the futile pursuit of happiness in luxury. For Rousseau, … Read more