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  • Feeding Of The Hungry Analysis

    THE EXISTENSE OF MORAL DUTY TO FEED THE HUNGRY When it comes to matters regarding the moral obligation of one feeding the starved, I am of the notion that they should be helped as it is one of the fundamental principles that make us human. However, this raises the issues to what extent should an individual help a stranger and does it imply that certain individuals in society bear a more obligatory duty than others. It also causes one to question his or her moral duties to others and the…

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  • Kant's Theory Of Lying Essay

    To make a promise is to engage in verbal behaviour which involves bestowing one’s word to execute a future action; if one has no intention of keeping to their word, this is to deceive, - deception is a form of lying – something we chastise and place a negative valence upon. Within this essay I will critically analyse Kant’s idea that lying is intrinsically morally wrong; the truth, being an imperative, and to be dishonest, he considered, is a violation of the Categorical Imperative 1. I will…

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  • Compare And Contrast Fear And Trembling By Kierkegaard

    Camus’, de Beauvoir’s, and Kierkegaard’s ideas about reason, disbelief, relation, and the human are discussed in their books: The Myth of Sisyphus by Camus, Pyphus and Cineas by de Beauvoir, and Fear and Trembling by Kierkegaard. Each author has their own idea on how an individual should approach their life. Camus focuses on the individual and their relationship with the absurd, De Beauvoir addresses the importance of an individual from the perspective of others, and while Kierkegaard described…

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  • Arguments Against Nude Art

    Nude art doesn't express emotions, it's an old flagrant way of showing private parts of the human body under the name of art. The rebirth of nudity started at the renaissance and influenced modern life. Though Christianity and western cultures accepted that movement, it is considered immodesty in other religions and cultures. Educational world must take a strong actions against spreading nude art at schools. According to artists, nude art is not a kitsch, it's a symbol of grace,…

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  • Kant's Theory Of Deontology

    Deontology is the study of the nature of duty and obligation. In deontology the focus of it is not the consequences of our actions, rather if our actions are ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ regardless of the outcome. One of the best known contributors to the concept of deontology is Immanuel Kant. “Seeking out and establishing the supreme principle of morality,” this is Kant’s theory of deontology. According to Kant in order for an action to have moral worth, there must be an act of right motivation, along…

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  • Of Mice And Men Conflict And Action Analysis

    “Conflict creates action, and action creates character” is a quote once written by the Greek philosopher, Aristotle. Breaking down this quote into parts, the first conflict creates action then action creates a character. First, conflict creates action means when there is a conflict people will often take action to stop the conflict. An interpretation of action creates a character is how an action can shape a character, and how others would judge or think about the character. Conflict in a story…

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  • Beauty And Judgement Analysis

    In his writing ‘An Essay on Beauty and Judgement’, Nehamas discusses beauty and it’s place in art, and it’s rejection in philosophy. Within the essay it is also queried how aesthetic judgements are used, and whether a universal agreement needs to be reached for something to hold beauty. When we say something is beautiful, or that it holds aesthetic value, Nehamas questions whether or not this is just personal opinion. Nehamas begins his discussion by introducing us to what an aesthetic…

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  • Essay On Human Condition

    life. Someone with a very unhealthy habit, i.e. alcoholics, drug addicts, etc., must completely remove themselves from that part of their life, or they will end up destroying their own lives. This is described very well in The Dhammapada. The buddhist text claims “As a tree, even though it has been cut down, is firm so long as its root is safe, and grows again, thus, unless the feeders of thirst are destroyed.” In the text, the tree is used as a metaphor for an individual's sorrow and the…

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  • Integrity Exam Questions And Answers

    The choice of a consequence must also address the following principles. The question is which alternative: • Would generate the best overall consequences (i.e. Maximise benefit over harm?) • Would make a good general rule for students to follow? • Would help develop and maintain character in the students? • Best promotes the common good related to your defining purpose? • Could you live with if it was done to you? • Would you be prepared to support in public? • Involves the practical…

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  • Ignorance In Euripides The Bacchae Dionysus

    In Euripides’ The Bacchae Dionysus tells Pentheus that, “Wise speech seems thoughtless to the ignorant” (56). An alternative translation and one more commonly seen in any quote generating website is “Talk sense to a fool and [they] calls you foolish.” The problem with this quote is that almost anyone can use this logic to reason that their own logic is wise and that those who do not heed it are ignorant fools. If “wise speech” is automatically perceived to be ignorance by the fool, facts and…

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