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The Obligation to Endure - “The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life.” (Arthur Keith) Civilization began with agriculture, and agriculture continues to be an integral part of our lives. Civilization brought knowledge, knowledge brought technology, and technology brought chemicals and pesticides to “improve” our world. “The Obligation to Endure” is an excerpt from Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring,” a passionate and masterful work on the results of civilization’s efforts to control pests and insects....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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No Moral Obligation to the Earth - A relatively young philosophy and rapidly groving movement is environmentalism. It has roots in ethical philosophy. It presents a moral duty in having an obligation to the planet. However, its approach is misguided: While it is obviously useful to study and to be familiar with the the Earth we inhabit, presenting a moral obligation of protecting it is an incorrect approach. Many have been lead to accept this falsehood, guided by shaky logic and sentimental notions of no moral concern. We have no moral obligation to the Earth....   [tags: ethical philosophy, morality, environmentalism]
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The Wild Thornberrys; obligation of humanity - In society, humanity has the opportunity to communicate with other species by using emotional empathy, cognitive empathy, and non-verbal communication. This opportunity is also seen as an obligation to be able to communicate with animals and with these advantages, should be successful. In the Wild Thornberrys, Eliza demonstrates the obligation for humanity to use a combination of emotional and cognitive empathy and non-verbal communication to build a relationship with animals. Emotional empathy is necessary in developing a relationship....   [tags: Emotional and Cognitive Empathy]
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Obligation to Obey Governing Bodies - I believe it is safe to say that the subjects of any legitimate state have an obligation to at obey their governing bodies. Underlying my own obedience to my country's laws are a number of reasons - an understanding of my obligation to take responsibility for my own actions, a recognition of my government's authority over me, a belief that the laws of my country are well-founded, and a fear of the consequences of disobeying said laws. Without laws, a society would quickly crumble into disorder and chaos, unless its entire population is benevolent and selfless....   [tags: Government] 1425 words
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Moral Obligation or Moral Responsibility - Moral obligation is a controversial matter. We currently live in a “world of plenty”, however, the number of human beings dying or suffering from hunger, malnutrition or disease is staggering. In this essay, I am going to examine the arguments for and against moral obligation to helping the poor and starving, and in particular I will take into account Singer’s opinions on the matter. “Do we have any obligations to, or moral responsibility for, people living in other countries. If so, are we responsible only for our political allies, or obligated only to countries we think can benefit us....   [tags: human rights, hunger, malnutrition]
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An Obligation to Wear Darkness - In Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil,” Hawthorne uses gloomy diction and tone to characterize both the apprehension of the people and the affliction of the veil on Mr. Hooper. Throughout the passage, Hawthorne utilizes fairly simple diction, avoiding long, obscure words. Words like “preternatural” and “impertinence” are among the few words that may cause an average reader some trouble. Consequently, Hawthorne’s writing appeals to and targets the common man as an audience, as he writes with a straightforward choice of words....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 1000 words
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Moral obligation to help - Peter Singer said; “If it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance, we ought, morally, to do it” (Famine, Affluence, and Morality). As human beings, we have a moral compulsion to help other people, despite the verity that they may be strangers, especially when whatever type of aid we may render can in no approach have a more significant consequence on our own life. For instance, it was an extremely sunny day in Ghana, West Africa, and I had gone out to the well to fetch water....   [tags: Ethics]
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Politics and Christian Obligation - The day we believe we cannot change our world is the day we believe we cannot influence our neighbor; because to influence our neighbor is to influence part of the world. There is an underlying current that politics are not commendable for Christian interaction, and at best it should remain: a law based moral philosophy. I will argue that these positions are in error. Politics are a human endeavor and worthy of interaction by those that hold a Biblical theology. In short, Christians have an obligation to interact in politics....   [tags: Politics ]
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Response to a Tragic and Difficult Issue - Response to a Tragic and Difficult Issue Introduction In view of this tragic circumstance, and the moral obligation here is an extremely difficult decision to compose. Having to rethink the entire two decades of written material incontestably was powerful and challenging. I struggle to imagine what Ms. Wolf must have been going thru, as it brings tears to my eyes. Having your father (although I never had one) relying on you for terminal decisions about his life says a lot about the closeness father and daughter experienced....   [tags: Moral Obligation]
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Regret and Obligation - Regret and Obligation ABSTRACT: In Albert Camus' 1950 play Just Assassins, terrorists are at work in nineteenth-century Russia. They kill people, and they all believe that there is a superior moral reason for doing so. But they also know that killing is wrong. In their own view, they are innocent criminals; innocent, because their action is justified, but criminals, because they kill. So tacitly they conclude that they deserve punishment that will remove the regret from their shoulders. Their execution, by the same despotic authorities they are attacking, completes their actions: regret, caused by justified killing, gets its counterpart....   [tags: Just Assassins Camus Essays]
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Democracy and Political Obligation - The public life of political servants is characterized by other duties and obligations than private life. Conflicts can even arise between a person's public and private duties. The central point of this paper is to examine whether this difference of duties can be regarded as an effect of different forms of obligation. Can we speak of a particular form of political obligation in the same way in which Kant distinguishes between ethical and legal obligation, the former pertaining to intentions and the latter to external aspects of the action....   [tags: What is Politics?]
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On the Obligation to Keep One’s Promises - On the Obligation to Keep One’s Promises Moral philosophy is generally in pursuit of the “ought.” More specifically, a common goal is to create some sort of rubric for evaluating specific situations, and in the face of a decision, revealing what “ought to be done.” A very important and consequently complicated “ought” is that which dictates if one should keep a promise. This topic is so vast that is seems it would take a great deal of effort to make progress towards an answer, and in fact, there have been volumes of philosophy written about this very subject matter....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Discussing the Obligation to Help the Absolutely Poor - Discussing the Obligation to Help the Absolutely Poor The question of who deserves what and who owes what to who is a philosophical question that people unendingly attempt to answer, never coming to a universal and workable conclusion. No matter what outcome is decided upon, someone is destined to be unhappy about it, as unhappiness almost seems to be the defining human condition, with someone always being unhappy about something. However, there are a few who have attempted to answer this question in a reasonable and moral manner, such as Nozick, Singer, and Rachels....   [tags: Papers] 819 words
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Society and The Term Professionals: Do Professionals Have an Obligation to Society? - “Professionals have an obligation to serve society” Introduction Society has placed a special meaning to the term professionals. A professional is expected to perform and maintain him or herself at a high standard in exercising sensitive and moral judgement in all their practices. Members of the professional world should accept the obligation to serve society and honour the public in performing all responsibilities with integrity in order maintain public confidence. Society does have an obligation to serve society in that they must practice in way that they do not harm others or perform any misconduct behaviour or actions....   [tags: knowledge, service, rights, priviledges]
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Humanity: Earth’s Infection - While Rachel Carson’s “The Obligation to Endure”, Christopher Kemp’s "Medieval Planet", and Jared Diamond’s “The Ends of the World as We Know Them” all cover subjects relating to environmental issues, each author goes about purveying his or her message in a different manner. Kemp’s New Scientist article explains humanity’s environmental effects by imagining a world in which we never existed and hypothesizing how it would look and function with our absence. Carson’s essay depicts a frightening reality about the current state of humanity and the environment....   [tags: Medieval Planet, Obligation to Endure]
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The Sound and the Fury: Noblesse Oblige - The Sound and the Fury: Noblesse Oblige William Faulkner wrote The Sound and the Fury with many underlying themes. The most prominent theme in my opinion is noblesse oblige. Faulkner expresses The Compson’s noblesse oblige as they respond to a tragedy that affects each character in a unique way. Catherine, Jason, Quentin, and even Benjy executes a “responsibility to protect” their daughter and sister Caddy throughout the entire novel, protecting the noblesse oblige held by this family. Noblesse oblige is defined as “the moral obligation of the rich or highborn to display honorable and generous conduct”....   [tags: William Faulkner, moral obligation, responsibility]
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The Confucian Filial Obligation and Care for Aged Parents - The Confucian Filial Obligation and Care for Aged Parents ABSTRACT: Some moral philosophers in the West (e.g., Norman Daniels and Jane English) hold that adult children have no more moral obligation to support their elderly parents than does any other person in the society, no matter how much sacrifice their parents made for them or what misery their parents are presently suffering. This is because children do not ask to be brought into the world or to be adopted. Therefore, there is a "basic asymmetry between parental and the filial obligations." I argue against the Daniels/English thesis by employing the traditional Confucian view of the nature of filial obligation....   [tags: Asian Philosphy Chinese Research]
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Analysis of The Obligation to Die for the State by Michael Walzer - Analysis of The Obligation to Die for the State by Michael Walzer In his essay Michael Walzer discusses the political obligation citizens have to their state. In order to have a running community and society you have to work together and make difficult decisions. These decisions can alter you and the people around drastically in both positive and negative ways but are necessary to have a working "State." It's not only hard decisions but obligations you have to your state as a loyal citizen. Those obligations are there for a reason and must be followed even if they include death....   [tags: Papers] 442 words
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Ethical and Philosophical Questions about Value and Obligation - Ethical and Philosophical Questions about Value and Obligation I Recall the distinction between metaethics and normative ethics. Normative ethics deals with substantial ethical issues, such as, What is intrinsically good. What are our moral obligations. Metaethics deals with philosophical issues about ethics: What is value or moral obligation. Are there ethical facts. What sort of objectivity is possible in ethics. How can we have ethical knowledge. Recall, also, the fundamental dilemma of metaethics....   [tags: Metaethics Normative Ethics] 971 words
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Foreign Aid - Our Obligation to Help the Less Fortunate -        What is absolute poverty?  According to Robert McNamara it is "life at the very margin of existence" (Singer 219).  It is a life that, if not ended by early death, causes a kind of misery unseen to those living in the United States.  Compared to the estimated 1.2 billion people, worldwide living in poverty, those of us in developed countries experience a life of luxury.  The things that we take for granted, such as cars, computers, microwaves, and televisions, are extravagant items that most people living in extreme economic poverty will never see....   [tags: Foreign Aid Essays]
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Summary of the debate between Thomas Pogge and Mathias Risse Regarding Our Obligation to the Global Poor - In the face of media campaigns and political sanctions, the question about whether we owe the global poor assistance and rectification is an appropriate one. Despite television advertisements displaying the condition of the poor and news articles explaining it, the reality is the majority of us, especially in the Western world, are far removed from the poverty that still affects a lot of lives. The debate between Thomas Pogge and Mathias Risse regarding our obligation to the poor questions the very institution we live in....   [tags: poverty, international relations] 2494 words
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Our Obligation to Help the Homeless - The sun was already dipping behind the horizon, but the daylight still lingered in the sky. People watched with an unwavering gaze, as a fiery red orb of light slowly sank beneath the horizon, and threads of light pierced the sky, until all that was left of the sunset was darkness. Then, suddenly the clouds lingered together, becoming darker as time passed. Heavy rain flooded the streets. Fortunately, so many of us can be in the comfort of our homes avoiding getting drenched, but much more of us have to suffer with the agony of not having a real place to call their home....   [tags: social issues, poverty]
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Wealthy Nations Have A Moral Obligation to Educate Poor Nations - The most substantial and important ethical problem of the 21st century will be the correction of the vast and undeniable imbalance of the possession and consumption of the world’s material, economic, and cultural resources. In this paper, I will argue that the primary long-term moral obligation the world’s over-privileged have to the underprivileged is to provide those in need with the means necessary to develop a foundation for fair future interactions. This will lead to the idea that a necessary part of the long-term obligation to the underprivileged, in addition to the redistribution of economic and material resources, is the redistribution of ideas and knowledge through philanthropic ed...   [tags: Essays on Ethics] 3712 words
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The Moral Obligation of Businesses - Introduction: Individuals are not motivated to do as they wish to, within narrow boundaries of the community, which illustrates common collaboration. By stages, cooperation will improve into activities that rise towards sustaining that niche society’s wellbeing. People who care about others who are not able to take care of them self like, poor, old, weak, sick, as also know as moral imperatives (Brenan, pg 114). Even though, helping isn’t partial to the above-mentioned groups. Basically thinking regarding citizens, land, atmosphere and nature is known as cultivation....   [tags: environment, collaboration]
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Everyone Has an Obligation to Vote - Why should I vote. This is a simple question with a long history of debate. My vote doesn't make a difference anyway. I'm too busy. They're all crooks, why should I vote for one of them. There isn't a good choice. Nothing will change. The problem with these reasons is that they actually perpetuate the circumstances keeping would-be-voters away from the polls. Many arguments exist for both sides of the issue, however, I believe more reasons to vote exist than lame excuses. My vote is too insignificant to make a difference anyway....   [tags: Politics Political Essays] 1744 words
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The Necessary Obligations - Though the simplistic words reduce, recycle, and reuse, are a part of most American citizens’ vocabulary and the tasks themselves may seem even arbitrary to some, the obligation to reduce, recycle, and reuse is detrimental to the stability of our nation and the planet. For the majority that has heard of the waste hierarchy, reduce, recycle, and reuse, and know the basics of what it is, I doubt that many of us give a second thought to the catastrophic effects that are stealthily rendering our plant uninhabitable....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Our Obligations to Future Generations - “It is wrong always, everywhere, and for everyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.” (Clifford 1877: 346) The notion of possible preventative actions from man-made catastrophes drives people to believe that we need to take obligations in creating a better life for future generations. Despite the high possibility of present-day people to prevent future people to experience any suffering, I shall argue that future generations—who have neither reciprocal interactions with this generation nor power to influence our well-being—do not own the rights upon obligation from present people....   [tags: Social Issues, Society, ]
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Ethical Obligations To Circus Animals - The morality of using animals for the purpose of human entertainment has long since been a divisive, polarising issue, and one to which there is no clearly defined solution. Debates on this issue commonly question the ethical responsibilities humans have to animals, and, subsequently, whether or not animals deserve to be afforded the same ethical treatment as humans. This is perhaps most evident in the extensive, subjective and widespread debate regarding the ethical acceptability of utilising circus animals for human entertainment....   [tags: morality, human entertaintment ]
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Moral and Ethical Obligations to Animals - Morality is a naturally occurring, global, psychological effect many believe is based on a human’s ability to empathise, it is thought the uncomfortable feeling of seeing another suffer pushes us to prevent the suffering. It can be viewed as the governing principal that allows us to know the difference between what is right and wrong, it drives us to act in a way which allows other beings we exist with to have a positive experience, preventing suffering. This is why irreprehensible acts such as mental abuse, physical and sexual assault and murder are considered just so irreprehensible....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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The Importance of Religious Obligations Illustrated in Sophocles' Antigone - In the play Antigone by Sophocles, one of the main characters, Antigone, has to choose to obey the law or obey her religious obligations. Creon, the king of Thebes, issued and edict that said that Antigone’s brother, Polyneikes, could not be buried. Antigone felt that she should not leave her brother to be devoured by vultures and insisted on burying him. Because Polyneikes had rebelled against the state, one of the greatest offenses of the time, burying his body meant death for Antigone as well as her sister....   [tags: antigone] 567 words
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Exploring Obligations in a Legal Sense - Exploring Obligations in a Legal Sense Negligence in tort has various meanings. It may refer to the tort of negligence or it may refer to careless behaviour. A person who totally disregards the safety of others but does not injure them is not guilty of negligence, although they may be morally reprehensible. On the other hand, the person who tries their best but fall below the standard set by the court and causes any damage will be liable.[1] Negligence is judged by an objective standard set, where the court will look at what a ‘responsible man or woman’ would have done in the defendant’s position....   [tags: Papers] 1728 words
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Canada and America's Obligations to China - China's record of human rights violations is long and mind-boggling. Atrocities such as purging tens of millions of people during the Cultural Revolution, its infamous one-child-per-couple Population Policy, persistent oppression of Tibet and the bloody June 4 massacre at Tienanmen Square in 1989 have given the Chinese government a reputation of having little respect for human life. And yet, despite its tarnished record, China maintains its Most Favoured Nation trade status with the US and is one of Canada's top ten recipients of bilateral trade....   [tags: Asian History] 1124 words
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Vulnerability and Fiduciary Obligations - The fiduciary concept is a "concept in search of a principle." Despite numerous attempts by commentators and the judiciary to define the basis for the imposition of all fiduciary obligations, it is often said that no universally accepted basis has been developed. In the quest for a universal basis, it appears that six different theories have emerged. The `undertaking' theory, the `property' theory, the `reliance' theory, the `power' theory, the `vulnerability' theory, and finally the `loyalty' theory....   [tags: Law] 3659 words
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Ethical And Legal Obligations - Ethical and Legal Obligations Ethical and legal obligations apply to all members of society. As one in society, the obligation to act in an ethical, law abiding manner on a daily basis is vital to the integrity of daily life. Many professions have their own code of ethics. Financial reporting is not exempt from such ethical and legal standards. One’s lively hood depends on decisions made in the business world. Business transactions are done daily and can impact one’s economic stability. Trust is placed in the hands of corporate America and an obligation of financial reporting to reveal a complete honest and legal picture of an entity’s accounting practices is important in attaining tr...   [tags: Business Ethics Morals] 1148 words
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The Possible Rights and Obligations of Tenant and Landlord - The Possible Rights and Obligations of Tenant and Landlord 1) 1.0 Detail the possible rights and obligations of both Tenant and Landlord. Use examples and case law. Be as comprehensive as possible as to the possible options. Relationships between landlords and tenants are governed by several statutes and court rulings. However, the most important source of information is the rental agreement, whether it is written or oral. Some landlords prefer oral agreements; however it’s most common for them to require your signature on a written lease....   [tags: Papers] 2337 words
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Does Business have Social Obligations? - Does Business have Social Obligations. In today's society people are being laid off or losing jobs everyday. Many times it is because a company is going out of business, or may not need as many employees. The company often times cannot afford to pay extra workers. During these circumstances, a question of responsibility and obligations begin to rise. Should businesses in today's free market economy have an obligation to be socially responsible for these actions which the businesses or company carries out....   [tags: Business Management Studies] 451 words
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Ethical And Legal Obligations of Financial Reporting - The FASB, SEC, and PCAOB Ethical financial reporting is critical to ensure consumer confidence within an economy. Accounting entries record cash transactions in the form of financial reports. Financial reporting is used to interpret and analyze business activities for the purpose of investing and efficient management. Misrepresentations, whether intentional or accidental, can send the wrong signal to interested parties resulting in wrong decisions being made. Companies have an ethical and legal obligation to financial reporting....   [tags: Accounting Finance Record Keeping Business Ethics] 1134 words
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Corporate Social Responsabilities - “Businesses who use company resources to benefit employees and the community [over and above] that of simply paying wages and taxes are violating their moral obligations to maximise profits for shareholders.” (PHI2043F Essay Topic) The aforementioned statement is one of many responses resulting from the discussion of what corporate social responsibility (in the realm of academics) is. Corporate social responsibility (in the realm of academics) is defined as “the discussion about the moral obligations of a business” (PHI2403F Week 3 Slides, 2014) and it introduces the theory of “how business should weigh the interests of its shareholders against the interests of other stakeholders.” through t...   [tags: business, moral obligations]
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Impacting Laws, Regulations And Contractual Obligations For Critical Information Assets - Two identified critical assets include the social security number and the credit card. The countermeasure for both the assets will be analyzed from companies and customers point of view in this paper by exploring impacting laws, regulations and contractual obligations relative to the same. Impacting laws , regulations and contractual obligations for SSN • Privacy ACT 1974 • SSN regulations governing data and security • Internet privacy policy • California Civil Code §1798.85 • Fair credit reporting act Interpretation of the laws, regulations and obligation for the counter measures Monitoring of SSN by credit bureau As per the Privacy Act of 1974 all government agencies whether they are f...   [tags: Identity Protection Security] 1293 words
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Response to Shakespeare's Presentation of the Responsibilities and Obligations Placed on Sons by Fathers in Hamlet - Response to Shakespeare's Presentation of the Responsibilities and Obligations Placed on Sons by Fathers in Hamlet Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, is a play based on the theme of revenge (otherwise known as a revenge tragedy). However there are other themes to this play that may not be as obvious as the main. Love, hate, madness are all other themes to this play, along with the theme of responsibility to sons and fathers. This theme is sustained throughout the whole play when, at the climax, the responsibility of avenging his dead father is finally undertaken by Hamlet....   [tags: Papers] 1392 words
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Social Obligations and Personal Aspirations - “Man is, at one and the same time, a solitary being and a social being...”(Albert Einstein) However, it increasingly difficult travel down both these paths, as, society’s expectations are quite different to personal desires. Many times it creates feelings of dissonance in the individual, as he or she is forced to make a decision between two facets of human existence. It is this personal conflict which is the theme of Mira Nair’s film, Monsoon Wedding. It explores the life of a middle-class Indian family, preparing for the wedding of their daughter Aditi....   [tags: Writing Techniques, Mira Nair] 836 words
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Social Obligations and Competitive Advantage - Introduction Globalization is forcing the world to interact as countries, regions, businesses and even individuals and this has made it possible for organizations to hire employees from different parts of the world who have their unique differences in both national cultures and individual backgrounds. Globalization in businesses have also made it necessary for managers to encounter issues of cultural adaptation and conflicts in communication arising from multicultural teams (McLean & Lewis, 2010, p....   [tags: Organizational Issues]
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The Moral and Legal Obligations of Battlefield Neutrality - The Moral and Legal Obligations of Battlefield Neutrality “If a body of enemy troops is repulsed, give to the wounded the same care as you would give your own men; treat them all the forbearance due to the one who is stricken…After the battle, restrain the fury of your troops; spare the vanquished…People should say of you: they fought courageously when they had to, but remained generous and humane throughout.” –General Guillaume Henri Dufour (Moorehead, 1998) No truer words have ever been spoken by a General to his men before battle....   [tags: Military]
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Ethical And Legal Obligations In Accounting - According to Marshall (2004), "accounting is the process of identifying, measuring, and communicating economic information about an organization for the purpose of making decisions and informed judgements" (p. 3). Specifically, financial accounting "refers to the process that results in the preparation and reporting of financial statements for an entity" (Marshall, McManus, & Viele, p. 5). While many entities prepare their own financial statements, firms can also contract with a public accounting firm or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to perform services such as reviewing or compiling statements....   [tags: Business Accounting] 1324 words
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Legal Obligations - Legal Obligations Having established that the defendant owes the plaintiff a duty of care (and in this case it is assumed that this has been established), it will next be necessary for the courts to decide whether the defendant has breached that duty. This first involves an assessment by the court of how, in the circumstances, the defendant ought to have behaved; what standard of care should he have exercised. This standard is that of the ordinary and reasonable citizen and not that of the defendant himself: an especially careful defendant will not be held liable because he fell short of his own high standards, however, a defendant whose personal conception of wha...   [tags: Papers] 2224 words
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Public accountants duty to provide due professional care in all their contractual obligations - The situation that Willis and Company, CPAs have found themselves in regarding Geiger Company’s claim that Willis was negligent, underscores the need for public accountants to provide due professional care in all their contractual obligations. The level of fault that Willis is liable for can vary depending on the circumstances and approaches taken in examining this situation. This fact will be evident when examining this case from the Known User Approach, the Securities Act of 1933, as well as the Securities Act of 1934....   [tags: Accounting, Ethics ]
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Why Men Should Get Paternity Leave? - Bringing a new baby into the world is one life changing experience. The lives of both the mother and the father are changed tremendously as they begin to learn to raise a child by trial and error. Maternity leave for mothers of newborns is never disagreeable; when it comes to paternity leave, however, it becomes one of the most controversial topics of the workforce. Reasons for maternity leaves and paternity leaves are both justifiable. Men should have the opportunity to take paternity leave from their jobs so that they can be a helping hand to the mother, have a chance to bond with their newborn child, and help bridge the gap in gender equality in the workplace without the stigma and critic...   [tags: Rights, Obligations, Parenting, Birth, Baby]
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Should Australia reconsider its financial obligations and redirect funding to nationally devastated areas? - Issue: Should Australia reconsider its financial obligations and redirect funding to nationally devastated areas. Concept: International Relationships Topic 7: People Power and Politics in the Post-war Period Task 1.Name and describe a controversial contemporary social, economic, political or technological issue. With appropriate evidence, show that the issue has contemporary social significance. Explain why the issue is relevant to secondary school students. An earthquake measuring Australia is no stranger to ‘natural disasters’ that include bushfires, floods, severe storms, earthquakes, landslides and cyclones....   [tags: rebuilding infrastructure in Queensland] 1966 words
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Tunisia Islamic Democracy - Tunisia: Islamic Democracy Elections, Rights and obligations, Civil Liberties, the role of Islam and its Feasibility in the 21thCentury Name: Zahra Aziz (3076) Professor: Mohammed K. Elowny Class: Democratization 420 Email: zaziz.ug@auaf.edu.af Date: November 18, 2013 Tunisia: Islamic Democracy I. Background: Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali has ruled Tunisia for over two decades with tyranny. The autocratic government of Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali was toppled on January 14, 2011 and since then number of steps were taken to establish a democratic government....   [tags: Elections, Rights, Obligations, Civil Liberties]
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