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  • Dignity In The Iliad In Socrates 'Apology'

    disrespected, but he does not lose his honor for and respect for philosophy. In order to uphold his position and defend himself, Socrates compares himself to Achilles, in the Iliad. He equips the reader with examples, and explains that neither of them are intimidated by death, on the account that they are willing to die for what they believe in. Socrates’ life revolved primarily around the life-defining task of his teaching and learning of philosophy, whereas Achilles’ life was constructed upon…

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  • Poverty John Henry Analysis

    Whos fault, is it? Ours or our parent’s? As humans we have something that other species don’t have which is the power of free will the freedom to think for our self’s and make decision. Knowing of our free will does that mean that whatever situation we find ourselves in is caused by us. Is our finical state our fault? Are people poor because of their bad decisions and are people capable of making bad decisions and most important of all is there anything. according to John Henry decision making…

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  • Plato's Allegory Of The Cave As A Model For Education

    In book seven of The Republic, Plato proposes the allegory of the cave as a model for education. Plato makes clear that education in which students are passively receiving knowledge from the teachers is not correct, therefore he would regard our K-12 education as being wrong. Socrates, who is the main speaker in the work, explains the allegory to Glaucon, one of Plato's brothers. Socrates tells Glaucon to picture a group of prisoners who have been chained in an underground cave since childhood.…

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  • Summary Of Emerson's Essay On True Friendship

    Ralph Waldo Emerson establishes in his essay what friendship looks and feels like. With the quote, “The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.” it is easy to see what Emerson believes is a true friendship. Today, some people think that the amount of likes on a picture determines a friendship. Though someone may have many friends on social media, that does not mean they are true friends or even friends at all. Real friendships , whether they are planned or…

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  • Kant Formula Of Morality Analysis

    In “Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals,” Immanuel Kant developed a philosophy of morality that was considered “pure” philosophy, a philosophy that was completely independent of subjective personal experience or perception. In that work, Kant presents the idea that ethical decisions should be based on a priori reasoning which is a type of reasoning that is based on logical observations, not experiences. Kant breaks these actions into the categories of good will and categorical imperatives,…

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  • Responsible Care Case Study

    When Richard Doyle said Responsible Care®, is not a public relations program, her was wrong. He should have said it is not just a PR program. It is about so much more than public perception. Responsible Care is about performance improvement, both internally and externally through public evolvement. Responsible Care®, masterfully uses voluntary improvement to do a number of thing, such as change the opinions of the public for the better, help forestall government interference. However, the…

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  • Ethical Egoism Vs Utilitarianism

    The two moral theories we really took inspiration from is Ethical Egoism, and Utilitarianism. Ethical Egoism is serving your own self interests, and to be moral in this theory is to act in our own self interests, and is immoral not too. Utilitarianism is a theory that focuses on maximizing pleasure for the most amount of people, and minimizing pain for the most amount of people. The way Utilitarianism does this is by looking at the consequences for the action you are going to do. One was the…

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  • How Did Socrates Corrupt Youth

    In the court of Athens, Socrates was being tried for allegedly corrupting the youth, according to Meletus. Socrates argued that his corruption of the youth was done unintentionally and that there was no malicious intent in the conversations he had with them. Athens was a democratic state in which the people were able to think and speak freely. It will be argued that Socrates was not corrupting the youth because everyone in society has the potential to corrupt the youth. The analysis of this…

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  • What Is Moral Obligation?

    What is moral obligation? It is a responsibility, a duty of human beings to follow moral code and do moral things. Everyone in this world is expected to follow a set of ethics, set by themselves. It is very clear that society & circumstances dictate an individual’s personal ethics as well as moral obligations. But, it is interesting to see how shared/personal knowledge play a role, while doing moral actions. We often wonder how our actions at present will impact those in future and whether these…

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  • Kant's Moral Theory Analysis

    Introduction In this paper, I will explain the birth of Kant’s moral theory (Kant). Then I will introduce the idea that such a theory suggests individuals are often morally obligated to help others, regardless of whether doing so serves a self-interest or not. From there, I will go ahead and prove the argument by way of both the universal law formulation and the humanity formulation, which are two elements of Kant’s Categorical Imperative procedure, used to test rules of morality. Finally, I…

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