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The Nature of Existence and the Existence of Nature

- ... After becoming a renowned and successful intellectual, Kant began his works. "The Only Possible Argument in Support of a Demonstration of the Existence of God” is a major book in which Kant drew on his earlier work in “Universal History and New Elucidation” to form an original theory on why God exists, and criticize others’ theories while doing so. This book contributed to his upbringing as an author, as well as his followers beginning to form. He wrote a few more books and essays, which all had a similar theme: setting apart the methods of thoughts that goes along with philosophy and with mathematics....   [tags: enlightment philosophy, Rousseau, Kant]

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Comparing History and Human Science

- Historians use sources and knowledge to piece together the history of the human existence while Human scientist study the human behavior as well as the lifestyle we live in. They indeed focus on these areas and provide information to each other. However, a historian will also look to the future and foretell using his or her knowledge of the past. In the same way, a human scientist might look at human behavior today and compare it with the past. For when we look at human science, historians find it as useful term for science with the word ‘human’ as the subject (Smith)....   [tags: philosophy, human behavior]

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The Role Of Innovative Human Resource Management

- Ashok Som (2008) , the study examined that the role of innovative Human Resource Management (HRM) practices and specifically questions how HRM practices, such as the role of HR department, recruitment, retraining and redeployment, performance appraisal and compensation, enhance corporate performance during the change process. A multiple-respondent survey of 69 Indian organizations was undertaken to study the impact of innovative HRM practices on firm performance. The study found that the innovative recruitment and compensation practices have a positive significant relationship with firm performance....   [tags: Human resource management, Human resources]

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The Human Genome Project (HGP)

- Has the Human Genome Project created viable mechanisms that enable or disable the sustainability of the human population. The definition of sustainability is “the ability to be upheld or defended” (Oxford South African Pocket Dictionary, 2006, p912.). The sustainability of the human population has been one of the most imperial factors in terms of our existence. From every realm of profession, thinkers all over the world have been looking for ideas that would give us a secure way to definitely increase our longevity....   [tags: sustainability of the human population]

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The Existence Of God

- The Three Most Popular Arguments For The Existence Of God The Ontological Argument One of the most important attempts to demonstrate the existence of God is the ontological argument of Saint Anselm, an 11th-century theologian. Anselm’s argument maintains that God, defined as the greatest being that can be conceived, must exist, since a being that does not exist would by virtue of that fact lack an attribute that contributes to its greatness. Critics have questioned, however, whether existence actually contributes to a being’s greatness....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Existence of God

- The Existence of God "No one can think the opposite of that which is self evident…But the opposite of the proposition "God Exists" can be thought…therefore the proposition that God existence is self evident."( Thomas Aquinas) Some people may say that God is an omnipotent, omniscient being that the universe revolves around. In other words, God is all-powerful, all knowing, and runs the universe, but the mere claim, to prove Gods existence, seems to invite ridicule. The people who ridicule are not always right....   [tags: Papers]

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The Existence of God

- The Existence of God What we call religious experience can differ greatly. Some reports exist of supernatural happenings that it would be difficult to explain from a rational, scientific point of view. On the other hand, there also exist the sorts of testimonies that simply seem to convey a feeling or a peace of oneness- something which most of us, religious or not, may possibly relate to. Firstly, I will consider the nature of an experience. Experience involves encounters which are empirical (testable via senses)....   [tags: Papers]

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The Existence of Miracles

- The Existence of Miracles When bringing the existence of miracles into question it is necessary to firstly establish a definition of a miracle and exactly what purpose they serve. As with many issues, theologians are divided on an actual definition of what a miracle really is. Paul Tillich (1886-1965) claimed that: "A genuine miracle is first of all an event which is astonishing, unusual, Shaking without contradicting the rational structure of reality. In the second place it is an event which points to the mystery of being, expressing its relation to us in a definite way." However, some interpret miracles as simply "a series of myths" (David Friedrich S...   [tags: Papers]

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The Existence of God

- In answering questions regarding God, the argument from evil is a very peculiar argument. Most of the arguments we deal with will try to prove the existence of god. This argument on the other hand attempts to do the opposite and I really stress on the word attempt. Another reason why I say it is peculiar is because it is not just one argument, but rather a series of three arguments. In my opinion, this argument is quite weak and does not prove what it was intended to prove but rather it does the opposite....   [tags: Religion]

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Challenges Facing Human Resource Professionals

- Challenges Human Resource Professionals face in meeting the needs of the contemporary Workforce “In the War for Talent”. In recent times, Human Resource Professional has faced a growing number of challenges in responding to the needs of the contemporary workforce and attempting to win “The War for Talent”. These include globalisation, increasing workplace diversity, technological change and an aging workforce among others. This essay will attempt to show that the three most pressing concerns the Human Resources Professional faces today in satisfying the needs of the contemporary workforce are those, of addressing skill gaps, ensuring employee wellbeing and adapting to increased workplace div...   [tags: Human resource management, Human resources]

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Human Trafficking Is A Global Epidemic

- Human trafficking is a global epidemic that affects every country (Winterdyk, Perrin, & Reichel, 2012, p. 34). Billions of dollars are made each year through the enslavement of people. Even though the United Nations has established has an international protocol to combat human trafficking, some countries choose not to adhere to the policy (Winterdyk, Perrin, & Reichel, 2012, p. 1). Thailand is one country that does very little to address the crime of human trafficking. Thailand is a country located in Southeast Asia and is considered to be a source, transit point, and designation country for human trafficking....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Thailand, Slavery]

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Human Nature : Humans And Humans

- In order to say that humanity is a cohesive species there needs to be more tying it together then simply biology. There needs to be a common core among the species as a whole. This common core defines the way that the species behaves, what motivates them, how they feel, and their characteristics. This commonality among humans is known as human nature. Throughout this paper I will discuss what human nature is, what it means to go against human nature, and whether a common human nature actually exists....   [tags: Human, Meaning of life, Religion, Humans]

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What Are Human Rights?

- Human rights are, and will always be an incredibly complex issue within sociology, and any other social science discipline for the matter. Dealing with human life means encountering multiple ethical and controversial factors, including – what constitutes a human life, how a human should be treated, and whether human rights are universally conceived as the same thing, not just by scholars but by the general public, in different societies worldwide. Consequently, the issue, as Turner (1993) identifies, has been largely ignored within the discipline of sociology....   [tags: Human Rights Essays]

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The Discourse On Human Nature

- Henry Miller, a famous American writer, once said “Man has demonstrated that he is a master of everything except his own nature.” The discourse on human nature dates back to ancient times, and this conversation is as complex as it was since the beginning. Considering that this is an abstract topic and a major theme in Western philosophy, there is no unanimous understanding of human nature. For example, Hobbes describes the original state as a constant state of war filled with misery, greed and evil....   [tags: Human, Thought, Religion, John Locke]

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The Threat Of Human Rationality

- The epistemic threat of human rationality emphasizes the existence of the shoddy software hypothesis, yet the optimistic look on humanity about situational rationality exists to counter it. However, I will argue that despite the optimistic view humans are not rational due to the conditions that are deemed necessary for human rationality.] The heuristics and biases research towards human rationality expresses that humans are not rational because completely arbitrary factors influence an individual’s reasoning....   [tags: Thought, Human, Natural selection, Mind]

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Sin And The Human Condition

- Man has always struggled to find meaning and fulfilment in a broken world. He searches in many places yet each explanation he receives seems to fall short. An explanation for this phenomenon can be found in two specific definitions: one on Sin and one on the Human Condition. These definitions not only lay out why mankind attempts to look for purpose but also explain common reactions to a lack of existence and meaning The definition of Sin in question is “the wilful and deliberate effort to displace God and usurp His authority and prerogatives.” In essence, Sin is rejecting God’s sovereignty over the human life....   [tags: Meaning of life, Human, Philosophy of life]

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Universal Human Rights

- Are Human Rights a phenomenon without merit or a crucial aspect of our inter-governmental/inter-societal system. Some would argue that the foundation of human rights contradicts the means. For instance, when discussing the use of the term “Universal Human Rights,” we often forget that the term “universal” instigates nations to follow under one set doctrine of particular principles (Ronin, Bruce, and Hurd, 2008). The contradiction lies within the entity which promotes said norms, the United Nations; within it, the international non-governmental entity seeks out ways of promoting their vision of a world bound by a code of conduct and a common goal of peace and co-existence....   [tags: Human Rights]

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The Problem Of Human Trafficking

- Human trafficking is becoming more prevalent in all nations, whether it is for forced labor, organ distribution, or sexual exploitation and it is now time for us, as Americans, to step up our game and truly put forth effort into combating human trafficking, especially in our home country. Human trafficking has been on the rise for the last few years and is increasing rapidly due to various factors. Typically, when human trafficking is mentioned, the first thought is that only sex trafficking is being discussed, however, human trafficking is a broad term that can include labor, organ, or sex trafficking....   [tags: Slavery, Human trafficking, Debt bondage]

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The History of the Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God

- Early elements of the Cosmological Argument were developed by the world renowned philosophers Plato and Aristotle between the years 400 and 200 BC (Boeree). Medieval philosopher Saint Thomas Aquinas expanded upon their ideas in the late 13th Century when he wrote, “The Five Ways.” Since then the Cosmological Argument has become one of the most widely accepted and criticized arguments for the existence of God. My objective in this paper is to explain why the Cosmological Argument is a reasonable argument for the existence of God, the importance of understanding that it is an inductive a posteriori argument, and defend my position against common opposing arguments....   [tags: Cosmological Argument, religion]

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Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand : Human Condition

- Randy Pausch once said, “No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse (Goodreads).” This statement reflects the theme of human conditions that have been encountered by the characters in the novel, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Human condition discusses the idea of the positive and negative aspects of existence as a human being (Dictionary). As Hillenbrand recounts the journey to survival during the World War II of Louie Zamperini, she created an inspiring, non-fiction literature....   [tags: Human, World War II, Human condition]

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Philosophical Analysis Regarding The Existence of Deity

- Since the beginning of mankind religion has always been an issue at the forefront of almost every society and has long been a controversial topic. Since people started to truly think about philosophy there have also always been philosophers trying to prove or disprove God’s existence by using their own brand of argument. It is almost impossible to make a foolproof argument regardless of which side you choose, which is why almost every generation or time period has their own counter to the previous example....   [tags: Aquinas, God, Cosmological]

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The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is established on the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. Each article is put into place to ensure human rights are protected for all people and nations. Therefore, the United Nations and States vowed to obey the rights of the people. The claims that are made in the articles go hand in hand with several ethical terms. Thus examples are found in the articles; Utilitarianism, The Categorical Imperative, Virtue Ethics, Social Contract Theory, Natural Law and Feminist Ethics....   [tags: Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Morality, Human rights]

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Human Life Expectancy And The Viewpoint Of One

- Human Life Expectancy and the Viewpoint of One As an astronaut working on the international space station, I imagine that making contact with an alien spacecraft would be the single most significant and exciting moment of my life. At the same time, it would be a terrifying moment in my life, calling into question all that up to this point I have believed to be true. Knowing what I know of the current state of affairs on earth I believe one response to alien condemnation is humans will decide to beg for mercy and essentially enslave ourselves, learning what we can about this new species and actively searching for ways to coexist....   [tags: Human, Psychology, Existentialism, Humans]

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Human 's Create Values Emotionally

- Human’s create values emotionally in response to a human situation. Human’s are sentimental people who let their emotions guide them through any kind of struggle or problem that they encounter in life. For instance, we could see today what is happening in our society, with issues like immigration and war. People become emotional and infuriated when they hear that a Republican candidate wants to secure the borders of our country, or deport any illegal immigrants. When it comes to this kind of situation, people make their own values and morals based on their emotions....   [tags: Morality, Religion, Psychology, Human]

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Universal Human Rights

- The notion of universal human rights is a fairly new concept, coming into existence only after the Second World War as enshrined in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The system of rights was premised on the main assumption that since no one could control his or her birth, it should then follow that everyone should have a birthright to be protected from certain ills, or guaranteed certain liberties. Scholars have read the development of rights as a response to several features of modernity....   [tags: Human Rights Essays]

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Human Violence : Nature Vs Nurture

- Human violence: nature versus nurture

 Violence has for long been defined as the most affecting and destructive human problem. Having a discussion on human violence is therefore very important for the quick attendance to the problems affecting the human race at the recent times. It is also important to identify the causes and effects of human violence so that solutions can be found and attended to at the right time. Nature and nurture have proved to be two conflicting issues to scholars of the modern times....   [tags: Human nature, Nature versus nurture]

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The Human Condition By Yuval Noah Harari

- Author Yuval Noah Harari has a unique way of reviewing the past fourteen billion years in his monograph Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. His intention for writing this book is mainly to bring up the conversation of the human condition and how it has affected the course of history. In this case, the human condition coincides with the inevitable by-products of human existence. These include life, death, and all the emotional experiences in between. Harari is trying to determine how and why the events that have occurred throughout the lives of Homo Sapiens have molded our social structures, the natural environment we inhabit, and our values and beliefs into what they are today....   [tags: Meaning of life, Human, Philosophy of life]

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The On The Existence Of God

- The existence of God provides the only coherent explanation of the necessary conditions of there being an objective morality. Morality is the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior. Morality and ethics go hand in hand. Ethics is the moral principles that govern a person or group 's behavior. The fine-tuning argument looks over Only if you believe in God you have the right to decide what is right and wrong. In believing in a higher power you have now put your faith in something that created you....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Universe, God]

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Aristotle 's Philosophy On Human Life

- Teleology can be defined as the search for the end goal, or ultimate purpose of an action. In order to propose the idea that there is an “end goal” in human life, or a further purpose to life, Aristotle introduces teleology. By understanding an action, the end goal can be determined. Aristotle then brings forth the idea that life would be “fruitless” without fulfillment, and that happiness is therefore the end. Aristotle defines happiness as general well-being, or human flourishing. He arrives at this definition by determining that there must be a result , or further purpose to of actions, otherwise life would be fruitless....   [tags: Virtue, Ethics, Means of production, Human]

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Human Rights And Social Justice Issues

- This paper will evaluate Human Rights and Social Justice issues, to make advancements in human rights, social and economic change. Through monitoring the website designed to address the problems mentioned above an understanding of the forms of oppression and discrimination will be discussed as well as the methods used to advocate in these areas. Through monitoring the website my knowledge of social, economic, and human rights issues has enhanced and aids in the conversation that I have with my field instructor throughout my intern....   [tags: Human rights, Law, Abuse, Rights]

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The Existence of Free Will

- The term philosophy means love of wisdom, it is derived from the Greek Philia (love) and Sophia (wisdom). Philosophy is a way of thinking and an attempt to explore profound questions relating to our existence, such as, how can we build a good society?, what do we mean by good. , what is the meaning of life. and what is genuine happiness. Philosophers focus on many issues, among them; Epistemology, Metaphysics, Logic, Aesthetics, Ethics, and Political Philosophy. Epistemology is the study of knowledge....   [tags: philosophy, determinism, libertarianism]

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The Existence Of The World

- Evolutionary thought is a concept with which was initially contrary to widespread belief. Within medieval times beliefs regarding the existence of the world and the humans and animals which resided within it revolved solely around religious norms. All aspects of the world were considered to be fixed and finite. There was no emergence of new species, nor new traits within that species, and there was no danger of extinction of any species. The world remained within a state of stasis in the eyes of the medieval population....   [tags: Evolution, Charles Darwin, Biology]

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On the Existence of God

- ... It could be a rock, a tree, a spring, a pebble, a piece of wood, a house, etc., in other word anything capable of influencing for the better the outcome of one’s life. Religion may be seem as outdated and even harmful to the individual or society (to hinder or obstruct the progress of science) while in fact religion, your religion (your beliefs), is the mind differentiation of your inner feeling from the world of fact. Religion begins, I repeat, religion begins in everyone mind when people acquired through their own intellectual awareness a strong sense of differentiation between their qualitative selves from their natural environment, subjective consciousness from objective fact, and th...   [tags: Bertrand Russel, philosophical analysis]

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The Existence Of A Soul

- Consciousness is something that everybody knows about but it cannot really be explained. Different beings around the world are conscious in their own particular ways, but we all have a characteristic in common. We are living, breathing and living beings. Some people believe that the existence of a soul is what makes us conscious but at the end of the day, there is no real explanation of what exactly is consciousness. But what if consciousness could exist in artificial beings that go about their day with artificial intelligence....   [tags: Artificial intelligence, Consciousness]

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The Existence Of Free Will

- Philosophers started to argue about the existence of free will thousands of years ago. The idea is does free will really exists. Do humans have control over their actions, behaviors, choices, desires and emotions. Some philosophers believe that yes, humans have self-control over their actions, and others say that no, there is no such a thing as self-control. According to determinist there is no such thing self or ego, and everything is out of our control. Let’s say my friend went to restaurant to eat his lunch, but he did not decide what to order....   [tags: Free will, Determinism, Mind, Thought]

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The Existence of God

- The ontological argument aims to prove the existence of God as an a priori argument. One of the distinguishing features of Descartes's argument is its simplicity. The argument is deductive and based on reason alone and requires no need for physical evidence of God, it attempts to prove Gods existence objectively and necessarily. There are some statements we know to be false without any further information, such as “a circle has 3 sides” or “she is a bachelor” these statements are untrue by definition....   [tags: physical, objectively, necessarily, statements]

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The Existence of God

- Saint Aquinas defines the existence of God with the upmost clarity. Saint Anselm and William Paley attempt to tackle the existence of God but are weighed down by weaknesses within their argument. Even with Saint Anselm being a Christian theologian, he does not incorporate his personal religious beliefs into his argument. St. Anselm relies purely on logic and ontology to define what he constitutes as God, defined as a being in which nothing greater can be thought. This definition is general enough to be consistent with what various individuals establish as their “God.” Anselm uses Tinkerbell as an example to defend his thought to reality premise....   [tags: faith, complex, nature]

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Human Trafficking Is A Crime That Impacts Communities Around The World

- Human trafficking has been in existence for since the beginning of America in the 1600s. In the last few years, the human trafficking trade has grown to become the second largest criminal empire worldwide. (14ju) It is modern-day slavery for people around the world and there not an end in sight. Mayor Parker said “"Human trafficking is a crime that impacts communities around the world."” (14ju) People have done many despicable acts to trap the children and adults in this world. There are many factors that cause someone to sell or trade a person to another person....   [tags: Human trafficking, Slavery, Prostitution]

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European Convention of Human Rights Analysis

- The right to a fair trial has a vital importance in the European Convention of Human Rights, due to the fact of the huge number of applications and its jurisprudence. Fair trial is the pillar concerning the rule of law and a part of the common heritage, in civil and criminal cases in a democratic society. Article 6 allow individuals to have fair proceedings in criminal cases, and to award damages in civil cases. Furthermore, most states in Europe developed their domestic law, in order to comply with the provisions of Article 6....   [tags: fair trial, human rights, criminal justice]

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The Capitalist Consumerist Ideology Exploits Human Needs

- The human civilization evolved from a primitive living condition to our modern society over several millenia. Although our needs and motives have changed in form and complexity, we stay basically tied to our innate biological necessities. We are still motivated by search for food, sex, security, exploratory and pleasure-seeking behaviours more than anything else. Our understanding of those essential needs and motives may help to make us more in harmony with our human nature and less inclined to exaggerate our needs or our desires....   [tags: Artificial Needs, Human Nature]

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God Is Not The Kind Of Thing That Asserts The Claim That God Exists

- C. S. Lewis said, “God is not the sort of thing that one can be moderately interested in.” This implies that if God exists humanity ought to find the best way to relate with Him and if God does not exist then there is no need to be interested in God at all. Most theist and atheist philosophers like Camus and Sartre agree that the answer to the question of whether God exists makes a huge difference for man. For example, if there is no God then life ends in death, and therefore our existence is inconsequential....   [tags: Atheism, God, Existence, Existence of God]

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Role Of America in Human Trafficking

- The trafficking of human beings for slave labor and sexual exploitation is one of the fastest growing global problems. It has been called the "dark side of globalization" because an enormous upsurge of human enslavement has accompanied a border-free world economy (Miller). Trafficking in persons is a transnational crime that touches people in every nation, and even neighborhoods in this country. The vast reach of human trafficking stunned my own community, when we learned that a 12-year-old Egyptian girl was imprisoned as a domestic slave in the garage of a family home in Irvine, California....   [tags: Human Trafficking]

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A Critical Analysis of Plato's and Sartre's Views on Existence

- A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF PLATO’S AND SARTRE’S VIEWS ON EXISTENCE Introduction In order to understand the meaning of existence in relation to philosophy, we need to discuss its ordinary meaning and the various levels of existence. The Chambers Concise Dictionary (1992, 362) defines ‘exist’ as having an actual being; to live; to occur; to continue to live’ and it defines existence as ‘the state of existing or being’. In other words, the Dictionary does not make a distinction between existence and living....   [tags: philosophy, existensialism]

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The Moral Argument for the Existence of God

- The Moral Argument for the Existence of God Kant did NOT put forward a moral argument and anyone who said he does is wrong!!!. Kant rejected all attempts to argue from the world to God, he regarded such an exercise as impossible. However he thought that God was a POSTULATE of practical reason. If you share Kant’s assumptions, then it becomes necessary to assume that there is a God. Kant’s reasoning…. --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. All human beings desire and seek happiness --------------------------------------------- 2....   [tags: Papers]

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Discussion of the Existence of Mental Illness

- Discussion of the Existence of Mental Illness The feelings and behaviour of the human race are variable to say the least. Depending upon environmental factors or personal experiences the same people may range from being happy to sad, feeling sluggish to being highly active, behaving aggressively or calmly at any time. The majority of these responses will fit into a perceived range of normal, as it is appreciated that events can elicit all kinds of emotions, and comment or concern will generally only emerge when these responses are judged to be unreasonable in light of ind...   [tags: Papers]

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Evaluating the Arguments for God's Existence

- Evaluating the Arguments for God's Existence No one can prove to anyone the existence of God, as in a mathematical proof. In my opinion the theory of reason is too limited to know anything beyond human experiences. Throughout history many rational arguments have been put forward but if you don’t believe in God, you never will. The cosmological argument is a classical argument for the existence of God. It is also referred to as the first cause argument. The argument is based upon the fact that there was a first cause behind the existence of the universe....   [tags: Papers]

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The Human Of Human Rights

- Our understanding of rights today is greater than it ever was—currently, we lead debates to determine how early human rights apply to life, and multiple organizations and institutions exist in order to protect the basic human rights of those who are denied them. Understandably, this situation was not always so. Early and modern thinking about human rights were limited to defining who did not have rights as opposed to defining either who did, or even what those rights were. The advancement of human rights and thought on what defined a human came with the limiting factors as established by prominent thinkers from these time periods....   [tags: Human rights, Slavery, United Nations]

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The Mystery of God's Existence

- The Mystery of God's Existence The mystery of God's existence has been a crucial element of many religious studies and traditions. Who is God. What is God. Where is God. To effectively discuss the existence of God, it is necessary to illustrate the notion of faith. People of faith believe that God does exist, and that relationship with God gives meaning to their lives. Others who are skeptical point to God as an obsolete hope of an ignorant human race. People today live in a world distinguished by sophisticated technology in which modern science has been a strong agent in questioning the existence of God....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of St. Agustine´s View on the Existence of God

- Since the beginning of human civilization, Homo sapiens have strived to address the existence of God. In every era, humans have tried to explore the existence of God and presented their own elaborations to the concept of God. Some found Sun to be God, while others try to find “godly” part in other elements of nature like tress, animals, or stars. It can be noted that the existence of God is a concept, which is found in the very nature of human beings. The question of the “seen” or “unseen” is yet another argument, which populates the debate of philosophers....   [tags: Nature, Logic]

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CS Lewis's Moral Argument and the Existence of a God

- ... Objective moralities are those which disagree with universally accepted human preferences. If a person agrees with both of the premises, then they reach the given conclusion. But, for a person who is not a theist, they can maintain their nonbelief through disagreement with one or both of the premises in Lewis’s syllogism. So, in conclusion, Lewis argues that a moral law exists, and God is the creator of that law and without this law, people would have no moral standard. Since CS Lewis’s first claim suggests that there must be a God in order for moral value to exist, the implication is also made that those who do not believe in God do not have moral value....   [tags: notorious English writers]

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Naruralistic Worldview Is the Denial of the Existence of Supernatural Causes

- ... ...Humans are complicated, physical objects, ..and are mere arrangements of physical stuff (Moreland, 1996). The human being in the Naturalistic Worldview is viewed as not much more than a biological machine whose primary purpose is the continuation of the survival of the human race. Naturalists view themselves as being different from traditional religious or supernatural understandings, of an afterlife. Naturalists do not believe that people have a soul that continues after death. “We don’t have free will in the sense of being able to choose or decide without being fully caused in our choices or decisions....   [tags: natural selection, ]

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One Argument for God's Existence

- Throughout time, the question has always arose concerning the existence of God or some type of supernatural being who created the Universe. There are many arguments and explanations that explain if God truly does exist. One such explanation is the Teleological Argument, which bases its explanation of the existence of God on the design and purpose of known things. For instance, we know that there are trees and plants, and that they need sunlight and water in order to grow. Those trees and plants grow from the ground, which is part of the earth....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]

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The Allegory Of The Cave And Descartes ' Theory Of Existence And Reality

- Just as Plato and, later, Descartes pondered the idea of existence and reality, Putnam in the early 80’s questioned the argument made by global skeptics that the beliefs- no matter how well justified they are- held by an individual might well be false if the world in which he lives is a simulated world. Hilary Putnam argued that it is not possible for that individual to be a brain in a vat using a series of premises – causal constraints - that led to the conclusion previously stated. In Putnam’s thought experiment, and The Matrix (1999), there are several similarities, and also differences, with Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave” and Descartes’ “MEDITATION I OF THE THINGS OF WHICH WE MAY D...   [tags: Truth, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Mind]

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The And Human Rights

- The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient, epic poem, apart of the larger text called the Mahābhārata, that features the conversation between Arjuna, a warrior, and Krishna, the charioteer, prior to a battle. An expression of God, Krishna helps Arjuna to understand the role he is going to play in the upcoming assault. Affirming his true form, Krishna explains to Arjuna how he has to learn his dharma in relation to the commitments he has spiritually. From 1947 to 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was drafted....   [tags: Human rights]

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Arguments for God's Existence

- A dictionary definition of God is a being conceived of as supernatural, immortal, and having special powers over the lives and affairs of people and nature. Along with many other individuals throughout the world, believe in the existence of higher human being otherwise known as God. Therefore I am defending the existence of God. There are really only two arguments in favor of the existence of God. One comes from reason and the other from experience. The argument from reason is an ontological argument....   [tags: Papers]

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Human Race And Its Impact On The United States

- In the ongoing debate between whether or not humans are morally improving in the United States and in the world, I remain steadfast in my belief that it is through Kants’ criterion, which revolves around the number of democracies that the human race is improving. Furthermore, I believe that a measure of democracy is vital to a thriving society, and so this would be an effective metric to my belief later on. While others may state that the human race is not improving or there is no metric to answer the question in the first place, I implore them to look at the world 100 years ago compared to today and decide whether such drastic changes in society have not been enough to influence this questi...   [tags: Democracy, Freedom of speech, Human, Better]

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The World Needs Human Rights

-   "I wished I could lose myself in the details of the exhumation, but the survivors' stories still echoed in my mind," wrote Julie Schwab, as she unearthed the tortured history of Guatemala at an excavation site. "A body cut into pieces while her mother screamed in horror. Children burned alive in their houses. People decapitated and left for dogs." As she sifted through the remains of more than 100 men, women, and children who were massacred by guerrilla forces in 1982, she reflected, "The living who hovered above me were a painful reminder that a person once breathed through this mouth, chewed food with these teeth, saw beauty through these eyes, thought thoughts, and dreamed dreams."...   [tags: Human Rights Essay]

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The Philosophy of Human Rights

- INTRODUCTION Human rights have been defined as “basic moral guarantees that people all countries and cultures allegedly have simply because they are people. Calling these guarantees “rights” suggests that they attach to particular individuals who can invoke them, that they are of high priority, and that compliance with them is mandatory rather than discretionary. Human rights are also international norms that help to protect all people everywhere from severe political, legal, and social abuses....   [tags: Rationale, Existance, Protection]

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The Origin Of Human Beings

- When modern men ponder the origin of human beings, we often struggle between the theories of modern science and the divine intervention by an unseen God that was predestined to create the first man and woman according to religion. One of the most intriguing questions that faith struggles to discover is that of our beginning. Why did human beings begin on earth. How and when were we made. Was there a creator. What was the purpose that men came into the world. For some, these questions have always been answered by the belief in religious deities....   [tags: Human evolution, Human, Religion]

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My Personal Search For A Meaningful Existence

- My Personal Search for a Meaningful Existence I am the representative embodiment of my nihilistic culture. I am narcissistic, insatiable, petty, apathetic and I am above all an emotional invalid. Yet, up until very recently, I was not consciously aware that I was guilty of having any of these wholly pejorative attributes, because I had unconsciously suppressed my inherent will to attain a meaningful existence, in favor of the comfort and security that complacency and futility provide. There exists in me a void, that is not uncommon to find in the members of my Eurocentric society, which is derived from the conscious or unconscious knowledge that our culture is entirely devoid of mean...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Entrapment in Waiting for Godot and Existence and Existents

- Entrapment in Waiting for Godot and Existence and Existents       Samuel Beckett's play Waiting for Godot has been criticized as a play in which nothing happens-twice. Not only are Vladimir and Estragon, the two primary characters, unable to change their circumstances in the first act, the second act seems to be a replay of this existential impotence. Vladimir's remark "Nothing to be done," at the opening of the play, may be said to characterize the whole. Estragon complains that "Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful!" (Beckett 27)....   [tags: Waiting for Godot Essays]

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Descartes' Ideas on the Existence of God

- Through out history there have been questions of where we come from and how we got here. It all comes down to the question of God’s existence. God’s existence has never been questioned during the times of when Christianity, Judaism and Islam were born. The question of God’s existence comes from our new way of thinking after these religions. Science has made us think of how things work in our world and brings Gods existence into question. There were no scientific studies done during the days of Jesus to prove that God exists, so where did the people in history get this idea of God from....   [tags: philosophy, religion]

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Theories Of The Existence And Behavior Of Free Will

- Philosophers have developed many different theories to explain the existence and behavior of “free will.” This classical debate has created two main family trees of theories, with multiple layers and overlapping. It all begins with Determinist and Indeterminist theories. Simply put, determinists believe that our choices are determined by circumstance, and that the freedom to make our own decisions does not exist. Indeterminists, for example Libertarians, believe that we are free to make our own choices; these choices are not determined by other factors, like prior events....   [tags: Free will, Determinism, Libertarianism, Causality]

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The Impact Of Human Resources Management Globally

- In dynamic, global competitive markets, successful organizations are likely to be staffed with managers capable of adapting to constantly evolving roles, and with the capacity to achieve and sustain optimal levels of performance. The global market place has currently impacted the practice of human resources management in the United States and will continue in the next ten years. Labor laws, wage disparities, intense competition and fluctuating currency values are the challenges that are making organizations worldwide to compete in marketplace with products requiring a great deal of labor, and it is now getting harder for some of these organizations to maintain employees abroad....   [tags: Human Resources HR]

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Craig's Argument for the Existence of God

- Craig/Kalam’s Cosmological Argument One of the most argued topics throughout human history is whether or not God exists. It is argued frequently because there are several different reasonings and sub arguments in this main argument. People who believe God exists argue how God acts and whether there is one or several. People who do not believe God exists argue how the universe became into existence or if it has just always existed. In this paper, I will describe Craig's argument for the existence of God and defend Craig's argument....   [tags: cosmological arguments]

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The 's Theory On The Existence Of Love

- What is love. In the passage, Aristophanes tells us his theory on the existence of love and how it defines the different types of love that have been identified so far. In the context of the story told prior to this passage, he essentially says that love is a punishment. We are cursed with the task of trying to find our other half. In his theory on the origin of love and human desire to be with some one It is organized as a logical argument with a statement, supporting ideas, and a conclusion. Aristophanes starts with the statement that “Each of us.....   [tags: Love, English-language films, Homosexuality]

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Controversy Between the Existence of God

- In “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky made a famous claim that establishes the link between the existence of God and morality. Apart from the controversy related to the scope of the quotation, the discussion on the proper translation and interpretation of the words of Ivan Karamazov. For instance, in his article “Dostoevsky did not say it” D.Cortesi claims that Dostoevsky did not make such claim (Cortesi 1). However, the research by Russian-speaking authors shows that the original text of “The Brothers Karamazov” contains the statement under study (Volkov 1)....   [tags: god commandments, religion, morality]

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The Belief Of The Existence Of God

- The existence of God has been refuted by various scientists on the basis that there is no evidence for the existence of God. Many scientists have rendered the belief in God illogical, due to a lack of uncontested evidence which points to a creator. According to the scientific methodology, belief without evidence is illogical. William James’s position in “The Will to Believe” is that there are many types of truths in the world, each which its distinct methodology. However, the scientific method of evidence has inappropriately become the standard of evidence of ethics and religion, which inevitably leads to fallacies because one particular method of inquiry cannot be applicable to the whole....   [tags: Philosophy, Religion, Scientific method, Science]

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Perspective of Evil and the Existence of God

- A man wakes up to his family; a wife and two kids. They have a nice breakfast together and he leaves for work, starting his day off in a great mood. As the day passes, he gets swarmed with office work, not even going on his usual hour-long lunch break. As time slips into night, he finally gets off work and his work buddies ask him out for a quick beer. He already missed dinner, so he figures what is the harm in taking the load off and hanging out to relax with his co-workers. He does not anticipate to drink four beers, laughing and eating with his buddies until eleven....   [tags: free will, religion, god]

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The Existence Of Life On The Planet Earth

- Almost everyone wants to understand the meaning of the life, why we’re here and how we get here, what is the basis of existence of life on the planet Earth. But first we have to understand what life it is. For this we have to start from the beginning, Big Bang or almighty God. We need to clearly understand the initial stages of life weather it starts from Adam and Eve or a single cell formation, to reach the current state, meaning changed in the great length. More and more people often say life has no meaning....   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Philosophy of life]

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Existence of an Enemy in "Animal Farm"

- “Animal Farm” takes place over a few years, depicting the fall of the Russian monarchy, and the rise of socialism. Throughout the epic, an enemy of the farm always exists. Occasionally, this adversary changes rapidly and drastically. There are two sides to why an enemy never ceases to exist in “Animal Farm”; these include the principles on which Animal Farm was founded on, and the lack of motivation of the citizen animals on the farm. To begin with, the principles embodied by the revolution lead to the existence of an enemy, and the unification of the farm animals to revolt against Mr....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Exploring the Existence of Paranormal Activity

- Whether we choose to believe in the paranormal or not, we all have to realize that there are many strange things that happen to all of us that are unexplainable. The history of paranormal existence has been around since the beginning of time. The paranormal is not what most people believe it is, “ghosts”. There is a wide range in what is considered paranormal. In order to understand the paranormal you must first understand the meaning of the word. The prefix “Para” means beyond and normal. This gets you the result of beyond normal....   [tags: paranormal studies, ghosts]

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The Existence of UFOs and Aliens.

- UFO' and Aliens are claimed to be seen all the time but few are easy to believe that they are true. A lot of people see mysterious lights somewhere. Lights are seen commonly, but when people see an odd light at night they might think about UFO. So many people swear to have been abducted or seen flying saucers, and some describe the same thing and have fascinated with creatures from other planets. Some shows and movies of these types of subjects have been produced. A lot of people are curious about this issue, and this is not surprising....   [tags: Artificial Intelligence ]

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The Existence Of God And The Afterlife

- God is presented as being all-powerful and all-knowing. He’s aware of all the shortcomings and misdeeds of humanity for every individual person. The existence of God and the afterlife are two questions that merely rely on the matter of faith and belief. Jonathan Edwards and Anne Bradstreet both have relatively similar religious beliefs; however, their individual view point on God could not be further aside from one another. Jonathan Edwards preaches a literal fear of an arbitrary, unpredictable and vengeful God (Baird)....   [tags: God, Faith, Christianity, Theology]

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The Theory Of Human Evolution

- Evolution is the process through which the genetic makeup of a population changes over generations and is the key focus of paleoanthropologists who specialize in the study of human evolution. Random forces surrounding a particular population have been known to contribute substantially to evolutionary change, not to undermine the impact that adaptation, “a series of beneficial adjustments of organisms to their environment”, has on evolutionary processes. Adaptation is deeply tied to the theory of evolution through a process called natural selection, first theorized by Charles Darwin during his observation of various ecosystems around the world between 1831 and 1836....   [tags: Human evolution, Human, Natural selection]

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Debate Over the Existence of God

- Is There a God?.. A big question that billions of people didn’t yet proved that’s it’s true or not, but we can search and find out if there is a real God or not .. Even if we don’t have much evidence that explain this answer, but we can find out the truth with a little bit of searching and thinking without judging about it. No one can tell you that you have to believe that God is here or not, even if you are not sure about it, you have to seek by yourself. The Bible said that there is people who saw the God, so there is some evidence that appear here, Jesus also said in the Bible "You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you.”, so here Jesus wan...   [tags: god, bible, lord, faith]

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Aquinas Was Proven A Scholarly Man

- Aquinas was proven a scholarly man who combined the theological principles of faith and the philosophical principles of reason. He combined his education, beliefs, points of view, writings, teachings, preaching’s and the works of others which launched his own learning and exploration of philosophy. Aquinas believed that the existence of God could be proven in five ways. The one concluding that the impermanent nature of beings proves the existence of a necessary being, God, who originates only from within himself....   [tags: Existence, Ontology, Metaphysics]

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God 's Existence Of God

- God’s existence hinges on his indwelling passion for koinonia. At his very essence, the Triune God lives and breathes community. In fact, nothing exists as individualistic, not even God himself. Though the Bible contains no systematic doctrine of the Trinity, God self-discloses the mystery of his three-person nature in scripture as being distinct yet inseparable, working together for the cause of life, salvation and glorification. Nicholas Lossky explains the Trinity’s interdependence in this way: The Father and the Son sent the Spirit into the world in order that the Son may reveal to the world the love of the Father and the future action of the Spirit, who by his personal dwelling in the...   [tags: Trinity, Holy Spirit, Jesus, God]

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Human Resource Management

- The evolving nature of the economy has shift people’s attention to the term ‘Human Resource Management’. Human resource management according to Danny Samson refers to "the activities undertaken to attract, develop and maintain an effective workforce within an organization" (Samson & Daft 2005). Since human resource management it mainly dealing with workforce, employee motivation is one important component of this area. Employees’ level of motivation is a crucial component in determining a company’s performance (McKanic 2005)....   [tags: Business Human Resources]

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Proof for God's Existence

- Proofing God’s existence Although a person may claim that it is rational or justifiable not to believe in God, the apostle Paul tells us otherwise. In Romans 1:20 he writes that no one has an excuse for not believing in God because all creation declares His person. As well, King David expressed a similar statement in Psalm 19:1 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and God-head; so that they are without excuse…....   [tags: Relligion, God, Creation]

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