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Human Nature

- Human Nature Human nature, its essence, origin, and realization have long been controversial issues that involved ardent discussions. Nowadays there is also a plurality of theories and opinions concerning this concept. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the different theories of human nature, as well as to provide an eclectic reasoned conclusion as for what this concept constitutes, and what characteristics it comprises. Jean-Paul Sartre views human nature as potentially free. Moreover, he asserted the idea of “nothingness” as a central concept in this discussion highlighting the multitude of possibilities....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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A Book About Life, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

- ... He describes, “The thing is, it’s really hard to be roommates with people if your suitcases are much better than theirs – if yours are really good ones and theirs aren’t. You think if they’re intelligent and all, […] and have a good sense of humor, that they don’t give a damn whose suitcases are better, but they do. They really do.” (Salinger 109). This narrative showed the importance people placed on material belongings and economic rank, which Holden found sad. I agree with him, because while it is difficult enough already to feel accepted in society, economic inequities are a cause of sadness in some and guilt in others, adding misery to everyone’s existence....   [tags: sadness, existence, corruption]

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Protest Atheism: The Myth that Denies God's Existence Due to Evil

- Perspectives of Christianity Term Paper Protest Atheism: The Myth That Denies Gods Existence Due to Evil INTRODUCTION THESIS Theology is an intentionally reflective endeavor. Every day we reflect upon the real, vital, and true experience of the benevolent God that exists. We as humans tend to be social beings, and being so we communicate our beliefs with one another in order to validate ourselves. Furthermore atheism has many forms, three of the most popular atheistic beliefs include: scientific atheism, humanistic atheism and the most popular one being protest atheism....   [tags: perspectives of Christianity]

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Should We Fear Death Because It Is Bad Or Not Fear Non Existence?

- Should we fear death because it is bad or not fear non-existence. According to Fred Feldman, death is bad for a person when it deprives that person of good things that would have happened if he had lived. John Doe died due to an accident he had with a trolley. Doe’s death is bad because of the near possible world, the deprivation approach, and his premature death. It’s also considered bad because we may love life. The first reason to why death may be bad is because of a near possible world. A near possible world is a scenario where John would still be alive....   [tags: Death, Life, Personal life, Afterlife]

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Paley 's Argument Of Creation And Design

- 1. When it comes to choosing an argument for the existence of god I believe that Paley’s argument of creation and design is the best for proving that god does exist. In his argument Paley is suggesting that if we were to look at the world around us, we could easily come to the conclusion that it was not created by pure chance but, by a creator (a designer). Paley uses a watch and a rock in order to explain his argument. He mentions how if there was a watch on the floor and we have never seen it before, we would easily come to the conclusion that the watch could not have been made by pure chance but, some kind of intelligent design was put into it....   [tags: Ontology, Existence, Metaphysics, Free will]

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Analysis Of Descartes 's ' Descartes '

-   Descartes believes God exists and plays a key role in his belief that he is a thinking thing residing in a material world. God’s existence is an innate idea we are born with. This idea explains how our clear and distinct reasoning leads us towards knowledge. Descartes believes God to be a perfect being, so he cannot deceive us. Since he has a perfect knowledge and supplies us with truth in this world, we must believe we reside in a material world. Descartes sets apart ideas into three distinct categories: Innate, Factitious (self-evident), or Adventitious....   [tags: Mind, Ontology, Existence, Epistemology]

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The Song Carry On My Wayward Son By Kansas

- The song Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas contains insights into what Plato believes to be a philosopher as is found in his allegory of the cave in the Republic. Found in the second verse of the song, it describes how “Once [he] rose above the noise and confusion/just to get a glimpse beyond this illusion” which is a direct correlation to the journey which one takes to become a philosopher as described by Plato in The Republic through his Allegory of the Cave. This is similar in the sense that the philosopher separates himself from the distractions of normal life to search for what is the reality behind these distractions that cause illusions....   [tags: Plato, Mind, Existence, Ontology]

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A Brief Note On The Argument Against God

- Atheistic Argument against God In the past, and still among many religious people, it was/is believed that God is powerful, good, loving, and all-knowing. Atheists claim that such a God, if existed, would not punish his people by letting evil acts happen. Some theists respond by saying that God loves us and He lets evil acts happen because sometimes such an evil is important for us to keep us on the right path, other religious people claim that God gives us freedom to do evil, and without existence of evil, we would have no freedom....   [tags: God, Atheism, Theology, Existence]

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Immanuel Kant 's Philosophy Of Knowledge, Reality, Existence And Thought Processes

- Philosophy is the study of knowledge, reality, existence and thought processes. Immanuel Kant from Prussia, (currently Russia) for whom was influential during the Enlightenment period; and John Stuart Mill from Great Britain whom was present during the Romantic era, explored ideas that they believed would create a more fair and just society, by trying to legislate morality. Morality cannot be legislated because it is a concept of right and wrong created by each different religion, region and culture; issues are not black and white....   [tags: Morality, Immanuel Kant, Ethics, Utilitarianism]

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Human Rights

- Ever since human rights became the controversial issue that it is today, western countries have constantly clashed with other cultures over differing ideologies on the topic. The introduction of the media as a continuous broadcaster of international news has moved the inhumane conditions that exist in some countries into the spotlight. The result of this has been a painful realization that many cultures have a contrasting philosophy on the subject of human rights. The happenings in Eastern Europe over the last decade and at present in Kosovo are testament to this; human rights do not seem to be an inherent part of many cultures, China included....   [tags: Human Rights Essays]

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Anselm And St. Thomas Aquinas

- St. Anselm and St. Thomas Aquinas were considered as some of the best in their period to represent philosophy. St. Anselm’s argument is known as the ontological argument; it revolves entirely around his statement, “God is that, than which no greater can be conceived” (The Great Conversation, Norman Melchert 260). St. Thomas Aquinas’ argument is known as the cosmological argument; it connects the effects of events to the cause for why they happened. Anselm’s ontological proof and Aquinas’ cosmological proof both argued for God’s existence, differed in the way they argued God’s existence, and had varying degrees of success using these proofs....   [tags: Ontology, Existence, Anselm of Canterbury]

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Descartes: Relationship Between Mind and Body

- In Meditation Six entitled “Concerning the Existence of Material Things, and Real Distinction between the Mind and Body”, one important thing Descartes explores is the relationship between the mind and body. Descartes believes the mind and body are separated and they are two difference substances. He believes this to be clearly and distinctly true which is a Cartesian quality for true knowledge. I, on the other hand, disagree that the mind and body are separate and that the mind can exist without the body....   [tags: Existence of Material Things, Analysis]

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Human Evolution

- For centuries, man has been curious about his origins and the origins of the life surrounding him. Countless explanations have been formulated using “evidence” that “proves” the story to be true. However, in 1859, Charles Darwin published a monumental theory in his book called The Origin of Species. In his book, Darwin outlined his theory of evolution by natural selection (Darwin, 1859). Although complex, this story is extremely useful in explaining the origins and history of life as we know it....   [tags: The Future of Human Evolution]

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The Mental State Of Being Alive

- I Am Alive In chapter 2, Nagel discusses about the mental state of being alive. He constantly asks throughout the chapter, “How do we know that we actually exist”. He goes on explaining how the current reality that we live in, could actually be taking place in our own mind. Saying that’s its almost like an hallucination. Nagel even says that science doesn’t help in this situation because “Science is just as vulnerable as perception”(pg.14). He mentions that you can’t truly believe science, if everything takes place in your mind....   [tags: Reality, Existence, Ontology, Want]

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Religion and Human Nature by Keith Ward

- Introduction Keith Ward, is known as an Anglican priest and has held positions in social theology, history, and philosophy of religion at King’s College, University of London. Ultimately, Ward held religious Professor chairs at The University of Oxford and Cannon of Christ Church Cathedral. Ward has released numerous publications in philosophy and theology throughout his time employed as Professor at these Universities. From Ward’s series of comparative theology publications came, Religion and Human Nature....   [tags: book review]

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The Human Condition: Existentialism in Nihilism and Morality

- Prior to the events of the twentieth century and the emergence of existentialism as a true school of thought, the Enlightenment from 1650 to 1800, brought about the first modern philosophers. Among them, metaphysician Rene Descartes, more than a century before his time, most famously coined his maxim, “Cogito ergo sum”, translated from the original Latin “I think, therefore, I am”, which was the first answer to the first inquiry of human existence and “sums up perfectly the philosophical underpinnings of existentialist thought” (Existentialism)....   [tags: phylosophy, enlightment]

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On the Natural: Human Tendency for the Eradication of Dirt

- Staub, as referenced in Ordinary Men, proposes that “ordinary psychological processes and normal, common human motivations and certain basic tendencies in human thought and feeling are the primary sources of the human capacity for mass destruction of human life” (167). This idea is indeed exemplified by the actions of the Nazi party towards Jews during the Holocaust. Though this statement raises controversy, in that most people dislike the notion that they, too, possess the capacity for such atrocious actions against other human beings, Staub’s claim is given merit by several authors in their own works regarding the events of the Holocaust and the nature and actions of human beings; specific...   [tags: Psychology]

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Thomas Hobbes And The State Of Human Nature

- Thomas Hobbes (1588—1679), an English intellectual and political philosopher, laid the groundwork for the formation of classical liberal ideology by constructing a theory on the state of human nature and outlining how an ideal government should function in conjunction with human nature. Hobbes, author of Leviathan, utilizes a thought experiment to support his conception on the state of human nature. In this thought experiment, Hobbes proposes a hypothetical situation in which government, and all other forms of presiding authority, are completely nonexistent, therefore allowing humans to exist in a state of absolute freedom (Ball & Dagger, 2011)....   [tags: Political philosophy, Social contract, Liberalism]

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The State of Being ‘Human’ in Kane's Blasted

- “I’ve only ever written to escape from hell-and it’s never worked-but at the other end of it when you sit there and watch something and think that’s the most perfect expression of the hell that I felt then maybe it was worth it. (Sarah Kane, Royal Holloway College, London, 3 November 1998).” (Saunders. 2002: 1). Both representative and reflected in this statement made by the British playwright Sarah Kane (1971-1999) (Sierz. 2001: 90-91) is the state of being human. In its literal sense the state of being human could be illustrated as an expression of existence....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Marxism And Its Relation With Human Rights

- Marxism and its relation with human rights is an ambiguous one. Marxist theory identifies human rights as a descendant of the original right to private property, which is paramount for the existence of capitalism. But human rights supposedly restrict exploitation, which is one of Marxism’s canons. Taking advantage of this incoherence allows the defense of human rights to have an important impact in the development of a revolutionary movement. Transforming proletarian grievances into human rights struggles can have a tactical significance in promoting the species-consciousness, exposing contradictions and minimizing revolutionary violence....   [tags: Marxism, Karl Marx, Capitalism, Socialism]

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Human-Chimpanzee Divergent Genetics

- Being human, we possess a quality that is unlikely to be found in other known organisms. Since perhaps the dawn of existence, the human psyche has strived to explain the origins of this quality and what it reveals about man’s conception. The ancient Greeks surmised that the Titan god Prometheus sculpted humans in the image of the gods from the mud of the earth. The ancient Egyptians posited that humans came into being from their sun god Ra’s tears. Now in modern times, scientists believe the key to our origins lies within our closest relative, Pan troglodytes, commonly known as the chimpanzee....   [tags: Genetics]

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Global Warming is Not Caused by Human Activities

- The current level of carbon dioxide is approximately 398.03 parts per million (ppm). According to the data recorded at the Mauna Loa Observatory, in China, the atmospheric carbon dioxide level has been on the rise for the past ten years, with an average annual increase rate of 2.07 ppm. However, regardless of the current increase in the level of carbon dioxide, previous studies indicate that the current rate of global warming is lower in comparison to the historical data recorded for 450,000 years....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]

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Human Reource Development

- Introduction Human Resource Development (HRD) continues to go through the process of discovery and transformation. A debate has dominated the field of Human Resource Development about whether performance or learning is most important for the field. The performance view argues that the purpose of HRD is to improve organizational performance (Swanson & Arnold, 1996), whereas learning view contends that HRD should develop individuals who ultimately contribute to organizational prosperity. Nevertheless, all seem to agree that learning should be a vital component of HRD practice....   [tags: performance, learning, training]

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What Does God Exist?

- Does God exist. This question has been debated many times and many different ways. Theists and atheists have often argued the reasoning for their beliefs. What proof exists to argue for or against their being a God. Most theists are Christians and rely on their faith. They consider the Bible to be the Word of God. Atheists do not believe that God exists and often argue that there is no existence of proof to back up theist beliefs. A popular argument for atheist concerns negativity and evil that exists in the world....   [tags: Atheism, God, Existence, Theology]

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Human Dignity and Universal Health Care

- ... Through his own opinion demonstrating a 1A perspective that we are all “inherent and which merits unconditional respect” ( Buijsen, 2010). This is further justified implying that it’s not only healthy individuals that have the right to receive health care but “ new born babies” the “ terminally ill” and the “dying” all have a claim to the right of health care. It is not seen to those who can afford and those who can’t, but to be spread around evenly no matter what a particular individual may have done in their life....   [tags: the right to health, autonomous choices]

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Architecture: Prioritizing The Human Experience in Design

- PRIORITISING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE IN DESIGN Table of Contents 1.0 Introduction 3 2.0 Heidegger, Norberg-Shultz and Merleau-Ponty 4 3.0 The Application of Phenomenological Principals in the work of Steven Holl 6 Thoughts 9 Glossary 10 Websites 10 Referenced Images 10 Bibliography 11 Notes 12 Architecture Phenomenology Philosophy Movement Spaces Dwelling Design Experience Theory KEYWORDS 1.0 Introduction Now it is time that gods emerge From things by which we dwell … Rainer Maria Rilke (Insel ed., II, 185) Architects design spaces that are meant to be inhabited, places that are meant to be interacted with....   [tags: modern buildings, steven hall]

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Capitalism Destroys Nature and Human Nature

- Following the development of capitalism, the 19th century’s industrialization brought a new era to the human society. Factory electrification, mass production and the production line ran to human civilization with their powers. While people were excited about the innovations of capitalism, Herbert Marcuse gave his argument, which capitalism destroyed nature and the human nature. Edward Hopper (1882-1967), a prominent American realist painter and printmaker, also showed his personal perspective about the modern American life under capitalism through his artworks....   [tags: Herbert Marcuse, Edward Hopper]

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On Being a Theist

- Atheism is certainly one of the adversaries of theism. However, atheism provides an important role to theism by acting as a “devil’s advocate” which, in turn, ultimately strengthens theism. In the journal article “On Being an Atheist” written by H.J. McCloskey, McCloskey is both critical of the classical arguments for God’s existence and offers the problem of evil as a reason why one should not believe in God. McCloskey progresses through, in his opinion, the weakest arguments for theism, such as the cosmological argument, teleological argument, and the problem of evil....   [tags: proving the existence of God]

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Human equality does not trump that of Nature

- My argument that I will make will be that the speaker arrives at the conclusion that he, as well as the human race, is equal to nature. Through the use of a series of examples, I will make my point that both the human race and nature are considered to be equal in array of aspects that are debatable. Through a series of questioning from the child that is reflected back to the child by the speaker, the speaker attempts to take a crack at the meaning of nature’s evidence. E.g. in section 6 the child poses a question which seems to be directed at the speaker, " what is this grass?" Fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child....   [tags: Persuasive, Whitman ]

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Schizophrenia And Its Effects On The Human Brain

- Abstract Throughout this paper you will be discovering, the mental disorder, Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a disorder that effects the human brain. Schizophrenia is classified as a personality disorder which does not exclude any one person. The ancient treatment for the mental disorder Schizophrenia included horrific torching to the person infected, at the time they did not know any better and had only thought that they were doing what was best for the person with the mental disorder, and the others who were surrounded by this individual....   [tags: Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Mental disorder]

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Issues of human rights in South Africa

- Issues of human rights in South Africa (Adolescent’s Perspective) In the eyes of the law, South Africa’s law is unflawed, due to the fact that it used to be successful in providing South African citizens with basic services. Currently with all the corruption taking place within the government, the rights of citizens are questionable, even more questionable are the implication of basic rights to the youth of South Africa. With this being said the five most pressing issues in my view are: • Everyone has the right to life • Right to proper food, medical care and conditions in jail • Right to education • The right to electricity and clean water • freedom of expression Everyone has the right to l...   [tags: life, education, basic services]

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Human Genetic Engineering is Morally Justified

- ... For example, at the Geron Corporation, a biotech firm in Menlo Park California, scientists have discovered how to make healthy cells will divide indefinitely. They are now working on a project that will result in keeping unhealthy cells from continuing such a division. In simplest terms, at the Geron laboratories, scientists are using genetic engineering to help eventually cure cancer. They are not endangering society, but rather are using genetic engineering for the purposes of good. Any reasonable person would agree that trying to prolong human life by curing deadly conditions such as cancer is a morally justified action; in the same idea, human genetic engineering is currently trying...   [tags: society, benefits, cure, prolong, risks]

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The United States, the United Nations, and Global Human Rights

- The United States Positioning as a World Superpower: Its Subsequent Influence in the United Nations and Views Regarding Human Rights “America stands at this moment at the summit of the world.” -Winston Churchill, 1945 As World War II came to a close, a new need for an international peacekeeping organization became apparent in order to maintain peaceful relations among nations in the post-World War II era. The United Nations (UN) came into effect on October 24, 1945 for this very purpose and also “to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small”....   [tags: Human Rights Essays]

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Strategically Reactive And Strategically Proactive Human Resource Management

- Over time the importance of the value of human resources (HR) to its firm has increased. The management of human resources went from being operational to strategic, which are the two levels of HR, and from reactive to proactive. The HR field may organize its thinking about the past, present, and future around the framework that results from the combination of both proactive and reactive HR. Operational HR activities generally refer to the routing, day-to-day delivery of HR basics. The strategic level of HR activity is more difficult to explain and involves five criteria: • Long term-whether the activity would add value in the distant future as opposed to the near future....   [tags: HR Human Resource Business]

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Mental Illness Effecting the Human Condition

- Mental Illness Effecting the Human Condition The human mind according to some is all there is to our existence. If that is the case, then what would happen to us if our mind was damaged or “not quite there?” There is usually an intersubjective idea, being universally accepted amongst most people in a group or community, idea of what a human is. By some scientific definitions, we are nothing more than chemicals added together that somehow work together to form a human meaning that is what it means to be human, but to some, we are so much more....   [tags: medical disorders, suffering]

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What Does God Exist?

- Does God exist. For the past hundreds or thousands of years, this question over whether or not God exists has been debated across the world. A person’s decision of acceptance or denial of this existence can shape his or her entire life. Some people even take a middle ground, becoming agnostics and claiming to not know that God exists or not. Each side of the argument has valid reasons backed by science and logical reasoning; however, it ultimately comes down to one’s own beliefs when choosing a side of the debate....   [tags: God, Existence, Universe, Omnipotence]

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Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery

- ... Throughout the 1600s, other countries such as Spain, North America, Holland, France, Sweden and Denmark became more involved in the European slave trade. (Agatucci). In 1865, the institution of slavery was abolished by the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The International Agreement for the Suppression of “White Slave Traffic” was signed in 1904 and put into action. The agreement protected women, from being involved in white slave trafficking, which referred to forcing or deceiving a white woman or girl into prostitution (Kangaspunta)....   [tags: society, labor, sex, violation, crime]

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The Problems Involved in Trying to Prove and Disprove the Existence of God

- The Problems Involved in Trying to Prove and Disprove the Existence of God Is there a God. This question remains unanswered. For thousands of years philosophers have tried to find an answer and prove the existence or non existence of God. But why do some people want to try and prove the existence of God. Perhaps to find meaning in life, to banish loneliness to re-enforce their own faith or to save atheists from Hell. It would also be advantageous to human-kind as absolute proof would prevent conflicts about God, thus creating universal peace as far as religion is concerned....   [tags: Papers]

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The Idea of Morality Cannot Work Without the Existence of God

- The Idea of Morality Cannot Work Without the Existence of God Morality is the set of concepts about wha tis good or bad, right or wrong, in human charater or conduct. God demands that moral judgements are universal and based on religion. However, other schools of thought, e.g. the ideology of Anarchy, claim that if this 'morality made by god' is the case, then 'each person is his own god'. We must first understand how morality 'works' and then see if this method of working is possible without the existence of God....   [tags: Papers]

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Dialogue of Good, Evil, and the Existence of God by John Perry

- Dialogue of Good, Evil, and the Existence of God by John Perry In John Perry's book Dialogue on Good, Evil and the Existence of God, he used three characters in the dialogue in order to clarify the positions of the three characters (Weirob, Miller, and Cohen), the arguments they provide in support their positions and the "end state" of their discussion. This allows us to examine our understanding of the good, evil and the existence of God. Perry shows a clear position of Weirob, Miller, and Cohen....   [tags: Papers]

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Key Features of the Design Argument for the Existence of God

- Key Features of the Design Argument for the Existence of God Design arguments seek to move from facts about the world to the existence of God. As such they are inductive, a posteriori arguments. The Design argument is actually a broad title under which a number of arguments fall. Swinburne in his book 'The Existence of God' suggests three different groupings of these arguments. There are Teleological arguments which argue from what is seen as a general pattern of order in the Universe....   [tags: Papers]

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The Adequacy of the Moral Argument for Explaining the Existence of God

- The Adequacy of the Moral Argument for Explaining the Existence of God The moral argument like many arguments for the existence of God comes in many different forms. All of these set out to prove God’s existence from the evidence of morality in the world. Morality is about understanding the difference between the right and wrong action in a situation, the moral person has this understanding and then acts appropriately. The moral arguments first problem or flaw is that it assumes and works on the principle that the majority of people have some experience of morality....   [tags: Papers]

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Descartes' Proof of the Existence of God in Meditation Three

- Descartes' Proof of the Existence of God in Meditation Three This paper is intended to explain and evaluate Descartes' proof for the existence of god in Meditation Three. It shall show the weaknesses in the proof, but also give credit to the strengths in his proof. It will give a background of what Descartes has already accepted as what he truly knows. The paper will also state Descartes two major points for the existence of God and why the points can easily be proven false. The paper will also show that if a God does exist that God can in fact be an evil deceiver....   [tags: Papers]

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The Strengths and Weaknesses of the Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God

- The Strengths and Weaknesses of the Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God The cosmological argument seeks to prove the existence of God by looking at the universe. It is an A posteriori proof based on experience and the observation of the world not logic so the outcome is probable or possible not definite. The argument is in three forms; motion, causation and being. These are also the first three ways in the five ways presented by Aquinas through which he believed the existence of God could be shown....   [tags: Philosophy Religion]

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Extra-Terrestrial Existence

- Has intelligent extra-terrestrial life visited the Earth. Have people actually seen spacecraft from another world. Have these spacecraft abducted human beings and performed experiments on them. Have these spacecraft been recovered by our goverment. Many believe this to be very true. Contrary to these beliefs, there is no physical or any evidence to prove these aliens have visited the Earth. But that does not rule out the existence of intelligent life elsewere in the Universe. There could always be life out there....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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What is Sustainability?

- During the last three decades, in the literature dozens of different definitions were proposed for sustainability. The most well-adopted definition of sustainability is that of the Brundtland Commission (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987, p. 8): “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” Ensuring world-w,de food security, understanding the environmental impact of the economic activity and ensuring basic human needs are met with this definition of sustainability....   [tags: existence and flourishing, balance]

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Sartre and the Rationalization of Human Sexuality

- Sartre and the Rationalization of Human Sexuality ABSTRACT: Sartre rationalizes sexuality much like Plato. Rationalization here refers to the way Sartre tries to facilitate explanation by changing the terms of the discussion from sexual to nonsexual concepts. As a philosophy which, above all, highlights those features of human existence which seem most resistant to explanation, one would expect existentialism to highlight sexuality as a category that is crucial for considering human existence....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]

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The Inherent Rights of Human Beings

- The Inherent Rights of Human Beings This question is concerned with whether or not it is possible for 'natural rights' to exist. 'Natural' rights are rights which we have 'naturally' as humans, in other words rights which we inherently have, just by being human. A large problem with answering this question is that of defining the term 'rights', a question to which the answer has been very elusive throughout the history of political analysis. The following investigation into the possibility of 'natural rights' will begin with an attempt to create a working definition of a rights, and will then proceed to examine the essence of humanity and the roots of what is a 'right', to see if it is...   [tags: Papers]

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The True Nature of the Human Being

- One of the odd yet interesting ideas that philosopher's demand be debated is that of the true nature of the human being. Even though probably each philosopher has his own unique perception of the true nature of the human being, philosophers tend to share some of the same basic attributes in their definition. After reading Plato's five dialogues and Descartes six meditations, I am lead to believe that both philosophers commonly share the idea that the human being is able to exist without the physical body; Plato through the soul and Descartes through the mind....   [tags: Papers]

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Cloning - Human Embryos and Bioethics

- Human Embryos and Bioethics       The President's Council on Bioethics on July 11 recommended that a four-year moratorium be placed on all human cloning in the United States.   Many have called for cloning to be allowed in order to produce embryonic cells for medical research. The bioethics council itself was split on this subject. There are dangers of adopting an "ends justifies the means" mentality in this field.   It is intrinsically unjust to treat human beings at any stage of development as mere "research material" to be exploited and destroyed in the hope of benefiting others....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Enlightenment View of Human Nature

- The Enlightenment View of Human Nature The above issue shows ‘Access the enlightenment view of human nature. What are the wider implications of different concepts of human nature?’ I have citied the main principles of this discussion and I have understood the facts and yet there is so much so depends on our conception of human nature. In individuals the meaning and purpose of our lives and what we ought to do or strive for, which may hope to achieve or even to become. Whereas, in human societies vision the human community hoping to work toward and what sort of social changes that we should make....   [tags: Papers]

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Human Rights in A Doll's House

- Human Rights in A Doll's House I am a student of the IB program in Abu Dhabi, and I have read your fantastic play, A Doll’s House. I found that its radical and very different message about human rights and equality between men and women was very eloquently conveyed. I have also had the opportunity to read the alternate German ending to your play, where instead of leaving Torvald after a heated argument, Nora looks in at her sleeping children and is overcome by the image, deciding to stay....   [tags: Papers]

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What is Human Resource Strategy

- What is Human Resource Strategy HRS In your view is it a process an outcome or “What is Human Resource Strategy (HRS). In your view is it a process, an outcome or a set of activities?” This essay will rely on a review of literature and may include: A rationale for the: (i) emergence of HRS, (ii) the value of HRS, (iii) some discussion of differing approaches to HRS, (iv) some discussion of HRS strategy types (hard v soft), (v) the concept of fit and other issues which you wish to include based on your reading, (vi) including your conclusion, with your definition of HRS....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Mystery of Human Origin

- The Mystery of Human Origin The mystery of human origin is an often-debated topic. It is an issue that can never be proven, something as vague as the existence of God, the proof of a human soul, or even as evasive as the human psyche itself. The debate itself is divided between two main camps: the Evolutionists, who concur with Darwin's theory of evolution, survival of the fittest, and natural selection. They believe that mankind evolved from earlier versions of hominids, which in turn evolved from earlier primates....   [tags: Papers]

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Science Today and Human Cloning

- Science Today and Human Cloning Nowadays, we are being constantly fed with the prophecy that molecular biology is the next revolutionary "wave" replacing information technology which has changed the way we live in the past 50 years. The past decade has seen scientists making significant breakthroughs in this field to start the current biotechnology hype. One defining achievement was the cloning of a sheep named Dolly by Dr. Ian Wilmut of Roslin Institute in 1996. This historic success debunked previous biology myth that adult cells have lost their totipotent abilities exhibited during early-stage embryonic stage....   [tags: Biology Research Essays]

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Potential Abuse of Human Cloning

- Potential Abuse of Cloning It is understood that using forms of genetic manipulations has great potential, if the usage is based on the idea that it will be used to improve agricultural production, medicine technology, and the like. To use cloning as a coping device for those who mourn loved ones, or simply cannot deal with nature's life and death process, however, is simply wrong. It is not only idealistically wrong, but ethically, morally, and even lawfully unjust. If cloning human beings becomes a reality, it will be the process that will slowly deteriorate the diversity of the world, and the ability for people to deal with negative occurrences in their life....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Literature And Human Behavior

- Compare and evaluate the ways in which literature on the one hand, and the human sciences on the other may help us to know and understand human behaviour. Literature has been a major part of human culture throughout human existence. It has always been used as a way of defining how humans interact with each other. Literature is defined as ‘the writings of a period, language, or country’. If ancient times are also to be considered, then myths, legends, and theatre, which passed down literary ideas, and social critiques before the time of the written word, should also be included in this definition....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cloning Customized Human Beings

- Cloning Customized Human Beings Advancement in genetic engineering has always been controversial. However, never before has it sparked more interest then with the advent of Dolly, which represents the possibility that human lives could change in more than conceivable ways, upsetting the whole dynamics of procreation. Dolly is an exact genetic duplicate of a 6-year old Finn Dorset ewe made by nuclear transfer technology (cloning). Although artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization has been around for some time, cloning differs in that only the cells of one species are needed....   [tags: Genetic Engineering Essays]

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Ethics of Human Cloning

- Ethics of Human Cloning   On February 23, 1997 Dolly the lamb was literally made. She is not the work of nature or nature's God but of man, and Englishman, Ian Wilmut, and his fellow scientists. Dolly came into being not only asexually but also as the genetically identical copy of mature ewe, of whom she is a clone. When the startling news was heard throughout the world, there seemed to be substantial debate over the issue since it would open the doors for the possibility of human cloning....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument]

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Human Life And World

- Human Life And World I dispute the claim that the disclosure of the life-world by phenomenology is an accomplishment of 'permanent' significance. By briefly reviewing the meaning of the "world" and "life-world" in the writings of Husserl, Gurwitsch, Schutz-Luckmann, Ortega, Heidegger, Jonas, Straus, Sartre and Merleau-Ponty, I show that they all treat the world, or rather the affairs which comprise it, as passively present whether viewed as a mental acquisition or as the "Other." But the meaning of the world-as that wherein are met physical demands upon us which must be satisfied if we are to continue living-cannot be considered either as a mental acquisition or as something that is "other"...   [tags: Philosophy Emotions Papers]

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The Human Government System

- The Human Government System As the Human Race enters the new millenium we have created a somewhat organized and affective society. This society consists of many states that govern their people by allowing them to go about their daily activities and providing them services without a large amount of chaos interfering in their lives “Human beings usually do not venture out of their caves (or the modern counterpart) unless there is a reasonable probability that they can return safely.” (Lowi & Ginsberg, 12) Whether a particular government is very constricting or very helpful to the citizens, humans flock into political societies in order to concentrate on their allowed freedoms instead of ana...   [tags: Papers]

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The Human Genome Project

- The Human Genome Project "Today we are learning the language in which God created life . . . humankind is on the verge of gaining immense new power to heal. Genome science will have a real impact on all our lives, and even more on the lives of our children. It will revolutionise the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of most, if not all, human diseases." - Bill Clinton, June 2002. The Human Genome Project came into existence in the late 1980's as scientist from around the world aimed to map where every human gene is found on our chromosomes....   [tags: Papers]

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Slavery and Human Decency

- Discrimination is very old in its origins. From the earliest periods of human existence, groups developed prejudices toward others and then discriminated against those whom they regarded as different or inferior. Many attempts were taken to maintain or increase power, prestige, or even wealth; groups found it easy to invent or accept the idea that others were somehow inferior to them and thus not deserving of equal treatment. Among the many differences that could be used as a basis for discrimination, people quickly discovered that physical appearance was the easiest to identify....   [tags: American America History]

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Apathy to Human Suffering

- The suffering of the world is often captivated in the work of the great poets like Robert Frost and W. H Auden. The similarities between Frost's "Design" and Auden's "Musee des Beaux Arts" include the belief that the world may be blind to human suffering and to that that causes the suffering. Apathy by the part of the human being is explained either by sheer ignorance of a greater power or by lack of time to consider the existence of such a power that controls the fate of humanity and all that is present in the world....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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The Frontier of Existence in Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Ionesco’s Rhinoceros

- The Frontier of Existence in Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Ionesco’s Rhinoceros     ‘I feel that I had been at the frontier of existence, close to the place where they lose their names, their definition, the place where time stops, almost outside History’ (E Ionesco). This essay will explore the frontier of existence in Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Ionesco’s Rhinoceros The title Rhinoceros is formed from the ancient Greek Rhino meaning nose and Keros meaning horn. However, in this play I take rhinoceros to mean an animal that is thick-skinned and ugly....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Human Nature

- Is there or is there not human nature. For Charles Darwin the answer is no. Darwin was the first to introduce the concept of evolution. He believed that humans evolved from the ape and not in the image of God. Darwin contradicted Aristotle's view that man has a purpose in life -to reason. For Darwin, man has no purpose. According to Darwin, man began as one of a few species on this planet, fighting for survival. Man was better equipped with certain traits that allowed him to pass through the filters of natural selection....   [tags: Papers]

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Human Domination

- Human Domination Humans have changed nature in many ways since their existence on the earth. Some of these changes were good, but many were not. People have made the world easier for themselves to live in, but harder for other animals. In “Buffalo Gals, Won’t You Come Out Tonight” by Ursula Le Guin, the main theme was the domination of the world by the human race. Gal experienced firsthand how the animals lived before the humans took over. Chickadee explained to her “When we lived together it was all one place....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Human Cloning

- Human Cloning For the last few decades, cloning was a fictitious idea that lay deep within the pages of sci-fi novels and movies. The very idea that cloning could one day become reality was thought to be a scientific impossibility by many experts. But on February 22, 1997, what was thought to be purely science fiction became reality. That day, a team from the Roslin Institute, led by Dr. Ian Wilmut, changed the history forever by revealing what looked like an average sheep. And its name was Dolly....   [tags: Biology]

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Human Motivation

- Human Motivation Most of us get up in the morning, go to school, university or work, and behave in ways that are predictably our own. We respond to our environment and the people in it with little thought about why we work hard, enjoy certain classes or find some recreational activities so much fun. Yet all these types of behaviour are motivated by something. Motivation refers to the forces either within or external to a person that arouse enthusiasm and persistence to pursue a certain course of action....   [tags: Papers]

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Proof Of The Exsistence of God

- Proof Of The Exsistence of God Either God exists or He doesn't. There is no middle ground. Any attempt to remain neutral in relation to God's existence is automatically synonymous with unbelief. It is far from a "moot" question, for if God does exist, then nothing else really matters; if He does not exist, then nothing really matters at all. If He does exist, then there is an eternal heaven to be gained (Hebrews 11:16) and an eternal Hell to be avoided (Revelation 21:8). The question for God's existence is an extremely important one....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Human Nature and the Opposing Forces That Redeem It

- Human Nature and the Opposing Forces That Redeem It The Federalist Papers provide priceless insight into the spirits of both human government and human nature. In fact, The Federalist Papers repeatedly acknowledge a basic truth of human existence: humans are naturally selfish, hostile, and full of such characteristics that hinder the continuation of peaceful, harmonious existence. The corruption of the human race permeates even the strongest governments, as history has shown time and again. Ironic as it is, governments must take precautions to guard themselves, even from their very own members, from the very thing that all governments are meant to remedy: the shortcomings of human nature....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Human Genome Revolution And Its Implications

- The Human Genome Revolution And Its Implications Thanks to today’s technology, we can talk to people thousands of miles Rezadistant, view stars that are worlds away, and delve into our body on an unimaginable scale. This revolution has been peaceful for the most part, but the human genome threatens to be the smallest item to spark controversy in history. Both sides hold powerful cards, and, when the smoke clears, the decisions made in this country and around the world will alter the future for our descendants....   [tags: Genetics Biology Argumentative Essays Papers]

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The Ethical and Theological Implications of Human Cloning

- The Ethical and Theological Implications of Human Cloning Introduction Advances in science and technology have often caused revolutionary changes in the way society views the world. When computers were first invented, they were used to calculate ballistics tables; today they perform a myriad of functions unimagined at their conception. Space travel changed the way mankind viewed itself in terms of a larger context, the universe. In 1978, the first test tube baby was born in England making it apparent for the first time that babies could be conceived outside a mother’s womb....   [tags: Reseach Papers Science Scientific Essays]

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Hamlets Human Nature

- Hamlets Human Nature Maybe Shakespeare’s Hamlet is rightfully named after the star of the play. After all, he is not only the key character, but the driving force behind most of the questions that are asked about human nature. Hamlet has many traits that contribute to the success of his chacter and the success of the play in general. The three most important characteristics are his indecisiveness throughout the play, his fatalistic views, and his over dramatic persona. Hamlet’s indecisiveness is evident throughout the play, especially during his dilemma of whether the Ghost is real or has been sent by Satan to trick him into doing something he shouldn’t do....   [tags: miscellaneous]

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Spontaneous Human Combustion

- Spontaneous Human Combustion The world is full of the unexplained and mysterious, but is spontaneous human combustion truly spontaneous caused by the paranormal, or just simply human combustion. Most people think of spontaneous human combustion, or SHC, as "...the reduction of an otherwise normal, healthy human body to a pile of fine black ash, the consistency of which is finer than that of a cremated corpse" (Spontaneous). This is simply not true. First of all, it is not complete consumption because in most cases extremities and internal organs remain because the high temperature outside the body does not penetrate internally....   [tags: Papers]

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Human Trafficking and the International Sex Industry

- Human Trafficking and the International Sex Industry Human trafficking refers to the movement of persons across borders for forced labor, sexual exploitation or other illicit activities. Sex trafficking is the most lucrative sector of human trafficking America, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Russia. The global political economy, political corruption, human rights, gender and ethnic stratification, and migration are all related to human trafficking. In many developing countries globalization has brought masses of wealth to the elite at the expense of the poor....   [tags: Asia Prostitution Sex Tourism]

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Apollo's Human Gardening in Ovid's Metamorphoses

- Apollo's Human Gardening in Ovid's Metamorphoses In Ovid's epic poem Metamorphoses, he uses many transformations of humanoids to explain the existence of many natural entities such as animals, plants, rivers, and so forth. Ovid uses the Roman gods to be the active agents in many of the metamorphoses, although some of them are caused simply by the will of the being. In the Melville translation of Metamorphoses, the stories "The Sun in Love" (book IV, ln226-284) and "Hyacinth" (book X, ln170-239) have occurrences of both agencies of transformation of people into plants....   [tags: World Literature]

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Our Concept of Time

- Our Concept of Time If our perception of time can successfully be challenged, the implications are huge. The story of evolution, which is supported by our observations and is largely becoming accepted as truth, conflicts with most religious stories. The story of evolution, like many other scientific stories, is changing the story of religion. If God did not really create the earth in seven days, the days must be symbolic or represent time on a different scale. If God did not create the human species in the beginning and designate us to rule the earth, perhaps he set the ball rolling, knowing what was to come.* The story told by religion seems to be accommodating more and more to the story...   [tags: Existence Creation Essays]

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Ethical Issues of Human Test Subjects

- Ethical Issues of Human Test Subjects As we achieve burgeons of new technologies, we must also face the irreprehensible sacrifices. The old scientific adage reminds us that no trial can go without error. Many of the present day technologies may prove beneficial but the processes of development and discovery often come at high prices. Countless experiments have been conducted in the names of science and the advancement of mankind. Regardless of their outcomes, these experiments require some form of a test subject....   [tags: Radioactive Technology Science Essays]

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McTaggart's Argument Evaluation

- McTaggart's Argument Evaluation McTaggart takes a bold step in trying to disprove the existence of a phenomenon as taken for granted and unquestioned as breathing when he tackles the issue of time. If for no other reason, this quest is extremely daring in its scope, because he chooses to question an entity whose reality has probably never crossed most people’s minds.      McTaggart’s goal in his paper is, on a large scale, to prove that time does not exist. We will, however, be tackling the aspect of time known as the A-Series in this essay....   [tags: McTaggart Time Existence Essays]

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