This world has turned into a place where people are required to take full responsibility for their actions and words. Often we do this informally, via moral judgment or if not through legal judgment. In other words we become morally responsible, deserving praise, blame, reward or punishment for an act or omission based upon one’s moral obligations, thus contradicting the concept of free will. Main viewpoints on moral responsibility interact with the following three, constructed by human action: determinism, compatibilism and libertarianism. A philosopher once said “Just as we separated the concept ‘free’ from the concept of ‘will’ in order to better understand ‘free will,’ so we need to separate ‘moral’ and responsibility."
When you hear the word “responsibility,” many people automatically think blame. From my perspective responsibility refers to our capability to make decisions that serve our own interests and the interests of others. We first need to be responsible for ourselves before we can be responsible for others. I think of responsibility as grasping what is in front of you, exerting choice, and taking control. However, the real meaning of responsibility is the ability to respond. It is going out and creating what you want through personal choices. The responsibility that each of us has is that we are completely, 100% responsible for how our lives turn out. Being responsible involves having a good sense of morals and values and displaying positive traits
Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin evoked many thoughts about evolution and humanity. My favorite chapter from the book was Chapter 11: The Meaning of It All. This chapter tied everything that Shubin had taught and explained to the reader about differences and the overwhelming similarities between different species of organisms. He went on to explain that many of the diseases or problems that appear in the human species are caused by our evolutionary history and would explain where these occurrences came from. An example of this is the phenomenon of hiccups that come from our relation to tadpoles. Tadpoles use this mechanism to breath without getting water in their lungs, but in mammals, this creates the annoyance of having the hiccups. Another
Responsibility, must be put down though we ought to change the definition notions. We want to be held responsible by society.
In this story the main character is having to chose between two things he loves when it comes down to it, Will he chose the girl or the fish? The boy could always chose the girl, He repeated on more than one occasion that she was Lovely and the “epitome of sophistication”, So in other words she was very Beautiful to him. He also explained that she was the most Interesting to him, also he learned all of her moods just by watching her lay out over the summer, He ended up slowly becoming obsessed with her, by spending hours doing laps and diving to try and impress her.
Responsibility is a word used improperly too often in one’s everyday life. It is the state, to which one is acting accountably for something within his or her own power, control, and/or management. It is the ability to comprehend rational thoughts and make decisions within one’s moral compass. Beginning at a young age, we are taught the importance of responsibility on a daily basis. Whether it be on the basis of taking responsibility for foolish past actions, or behaving responsibly to develop one’s aptitude of dependability when tasks must be accomplished, the action of being responsible ultimately leads to adding meaning and value to one’s life. After reading The Responsible Company, by Yvon Chouinard and Vincent Stanley, one can begin to comprehend the true meaning behind utilizing corporate social responsibility (CSR) during business practices. Chouinard speaks about the moments in his career, where a company is encouraged and cultivated passed its ordinary human excellence to become more responsible when dealing with the many diverse environmental issues within the business cycle. Although there are many concepts and moments that Chouinard establishes as important, there are a few moments that seemed to have a deeper meaning and deserved another moment of reminiscence because it increased peoples’ sense of responsibility and capability to act responsibly.
As this topic could in most cases be considered controversial, this paper is simply the written with views and opinions that I feel about this specific topic. According to Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary the term “responsibility is defined as
The text I chose from Capture the Pluralism assignment was The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop. I judged the Americanness of this poem with the highest qualification of First Degree. And what nudged me to choose First Degree? I chose it due to her in depth free verse writing style, entangled with her vivid detailed imagery, and the sensitive tone she set: this piece is outstanding. She actually takes a trivial fish and uniquely transports us to a place of believing it’s a war hero. As a matter of fact, the way she describes the incumbrances attached to his jaw, we can clearly envision he won a few battles. Moreover, we have all fished, so we know what strong battles fish can fight.
“Never have I seen a greater, or more beautiful, or a calmer more noble thing than you, brother. Come on and kill me. I do not care who kills who. The theme this connects to is pride or the ideal opponent. Santiago gives his pride to the fish he makes himself vulnerable and he truly understands that the fishes strength and his are the same. Santiago respects the fish not as nature but as an equal. In my opinion, the fish was Santiago’s test in life. His fight with the fish really sums up the hardships he has been through and it is almost like Santiago is facing himself. His pride, determination, endurance, strength, and stubbornness all are mirrored in the fish and that is why the fish is his ideal opponent. This fight is like Santiago trying
The Fish by Elizabeth bishop is one of the most American of all of the poems in the assignment (a multiplicity of voices). The reason that I say this is because it seems like the most American due to the fact that it has to deal with fishing and that that poem has to deal with the most American activity of all, and that is fishing. Comparing this poem to all the other poems this is probably a first degree poem considering that it has well the most American thing to do. In mushrooms by Sylvia Plath it has to mainly deal with slavery witch could be considered as a second degree poem just because it had to deal with slavery witch is of of the biggest problems that we faced and are still facing today. To me the only way that i consider a poem to
Throughout the story the reader can tell that the fish and family are reoccurring themes that are both very important. In the very first sentences of the story the reader sees these themes taking action the son tells the reader the role that fish has had in his life saying “The fish has held a special significance for me ever since my mother died through eating one”. When the fish delicacy is prepared it had to be done very carefully or it could become poisoned. “The poison resides in the sexual glands of the fish, inside two fragile bags. When preparing the fish, these bags must be removed with caution, for any clumsiness will result in the poison leaking into the veins”. Sadly, one can not tell whether or not the preparation was carried out correctly until consumed, by then it is to late for the consumer. The narrators mother died this way, she went to an old friends house whom she used to attend school with, and by not trying to offend her friend she ate the fish anyways.
This short story is Poe’s domestic violence and guilt. The author begins to narrate the story having a kindly temperament and bringing memories about the many pets that he used to have. This portrays his love for animals, and how that love resulted in the acceptance of his parents who provided him with many pets. In addition, the author shares his wife’s loves for pets. Allan Poe says, “I married early, and was happy to find in my wife a disposition not uncongenial with my own. Observing my partiality for domestic pets, she lost no opportunity of procuring those of the most agreeable kind. We had birds, gold-fish, a fine dog, rabbits, a small monkey, and a cat.”
There would be many days with me and this old river, I would go fishing hundreds of times alone and hundreds of times it felt just like home when down by the river. In a single day I walked the river from the old Robin Hood Flour Mill to the Ambassador Bridge. Other days I watched the river, the sky, the rain, the clouds, sun rise, sun sets, the currents, the directions of the currents, the waves, the different types of waves, the fish, one day I saw a big fish the water darken were he was as he rose closer to the surface, gliding smoothly to his right side he looked right at me with a man’s eye. He stayed on his side, he looked around, he looked at my line, then back at me, other things, he recognized all that he saw even me, then slowly re-submerged heading out in the direction of deep waters. It was as though I was face to face with another person not a fish. This was a fish but it had the brain of a person. Through his eye’s he was letting me know. Letting me know that he knew things, that he knew me? This is just another one of those strange experiences that stuck in my mind. A fish that appears human. The fish then proceeded to conveyed the thought to me that he was about to “head far out into deep waters”, far out from the snuggled safeness of the rivers shore. I was left with the impression that he wanted me to prepare my life for a far away journey, prepare my mind for a far different life than the life I am now accustomed. Prepare to descend to the next level.
Anthropocentrism is the school of thought that human beings are the single most significant entity in the universe. As a result, the philosophies of those with this belief reflect the prioritization of human objectives over the well-being of one’s environment. However, this is not to say that anthropocentric views neglect to recognize the importance of preserving the Earth. In fact, it is often in the best interests of humans to make concerted efforts towards sustaining the environment. Even from a purely anthropocentric point of view, there are three main reasons why mankind has a moral duty to protect the natural world.