In this paper, I will argue that John Stuart Mill’s, act-utilitarianism (AU), does not fulfill the complexities of a person’s virtues and the influence it has on their motives. AU claims that an action is right if it brings the greatest amount of happiness for the general well-being. Furthermore, Mill believes that the concept of morality contains two of the main utilities in the Greatest Happiness Principle: a person’s actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. This means that all other desires a person has are to fulfill these actions. Mills acknowledges that the overly simplistic idea of the Happiness Principle may cause human happiness to seem no more sophisticated than a pig’s. He then argues against this by pointing out that “swine” can only experience simple pleasures whereas humans are capable of experiencing “higher”, more sophisticated pleasures. Retreating from the original AU theory, Mills emphasizes greatly that the quality of certain individuals’ pleasure and happiness is above their duty to have motives that serve the “quantity” of more people. One argument presented is that if a particular group of people were exposed to both of two pleasures A and B, if the general consensus amongst this group derived significantly greater happiness from pleasure A than pleasure B, than A must be considered the most desired pleasure. The key proponent to this hypothetical situation is that even…
Because the campus closes prior to Parade Day, this action could leave the students’ in greater danger following activities. They may not have safe transportation or a safe place to sleep because of the campus closing. Students now because of the closing of campus are more likely to sleep in cars; go home with others that live off campus that they may not know; and drive drunk to a place to stay. When looking at these reasons alone the standard student would see pain, the absence of pleasure,…
I. To begin my observation, I chose to observe Erika. I arrived after she already cleaned her unit, but I was there to see her prep her unit. She got out her instrument cassettes from the sterilizing room and her tray. Then she went to go get her patient. She was very friendly with him and asked about how his day was going so far. Erika had everything ready to go to start her patient process which looked very professional. I was also impressed with how smoothly she transitioned from asking small…
What is Gum Graft Surgery? What is a gum graft and why might one be needed? The initial thought of having a gum graft performed can be enough to cause some stress. However, worry not, if you need a gum graft, it is a simple procedure performed in your dentist’s office. In all honesty, it sounds worse than it actually is. If you need to have a gum graft performed, or are considering one, clearing the air of what it actually is and why it is needed may help alleviate some of your fears. A gum…
After the first import of mathematical ideas from the 6th century (Smith), there was no established notation for mathematics until Seki Takakazu (関 孝和) and his followers did so in the 17th century (Deal, Mathematics). As the Japanese language is written vertically from right to left, as opposed to horizontally from left to right, the resulting notation was very different to its western equivalents. The other prime example is enri. Similar to its western counterpart of calculus, this branch of…
He helped developed differential and integrals calculus along with Newton. Leibniz was born on july 1st 1646. He was the one who discovered the coefficients of systems of linear equations. Leibniz also has a important formula for pi. The formula concludes that 1 - ⅓ +⅕ - 1/7 + = Pi/4. Leibniz was so smart and discovered many thing. He was known to be the first computer scientist due to his binary numeral system. Besides the main founders there are also some not as famous people who helped find…
Math had always came easily to me. I was known as the math know-it-all because I would be finished with homework assignments before class was even over. Thus, in ninth grade, my Algebra I teacher told me that I should go into a honor level math class. My first honors level class was a breeze to me. We could hand in homework late, revise tests and quizzes, and had perfect notes given to us in class. In Algebra II, that all changed. My first week of Algebra II, I realized things were going to be…
Math has many significant aspects. However, it wasn’t until I was assigned this assignment, that I fully understood the wide variety mathematics encompasses. Math has a specific part called Geometry, it is this section that I am going to mainly focus on. Geometry consists of shapes. These many shapes can then be put together to form patterns. They are the Golden Ratio, Fractals, Spiral Growth, and Voronoi Patterns. The Golden Ratio consists of ratios which the two larger sums are equivalent to…
I continued on in high school with geometry, a second year of algebra, precalculus, trigonometry, and calculus. Thus far, my math courses in college have also been easy for me. My least favorite teacher was my calculus teacher, and it was not solely because of the tough subject matter. He was an engineer who took up teaching after retirement. He very simply could not teach well. He would stand in front of the board and talk through the problem at a pace that was almost impossible to follow. I…
While the card drawing technique is a playful method of random homework selection, it answers the call of Cooper et al. [4] in considering “non-achievement-related effects of homework” (p. 54), and more specifically addresses two contemporary important issues facing mathematics educators. The first is classroom attendance. Romer [18] discussed how absenteeism is “rampant” in undergraduate classes, adding that “steps to increase attendance, including making attendance mandatory, may deserve…