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  • Conceptions of the Soul

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    Plato (in Phaedo) and Aristotle (in De Anima) present two fundamentally different conceptions of the soul. Through an analysis of their frameworks and genre, and whether their methods are plausible, it can be concluded that Aristotle's formulation of the soul is more compelling than that of Plato. According to Plato, the body and the soul are separate entities. The soul is capable of existing before life of the body and after death of the body and it is constant, unchanging and non-physical

  • The Gandhian Conception

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    Gandhian Conception It is against, this background that Gandhian concepts appear to resolve the issue of Human Rights in contemporary world. Gandhi was pragmatic enough to realize that attainment of human freedom was beset with many problems. “Life is not one straight road. There are so many complexities in it. It is not like a train which once started, keeps on running” . In Gandhi's view, from the down civilization, the rights of man have been a refuge against arbitrary use or determined depredation

  • The Conceptions of Happiness

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    must logically seek happiness when achieving “self-actualization”. Happiness is a natural goal set by humans. The concept of happiness is universal. People share similar ideas of happiness regardless of cultural barriers. In the paper CULTURE AND CONCEPTIONS OF HAPPINESS: INDIVIDUAL ORIENTED AND SOCIAL ORIENTED SWB by Lou Lu and Robin Gilmour (SWB means “Subjective Well-Being”) definitions of happiness from American students and Chinese students were compared.The authors found “these definitional accounts

  • Wrongful Conception

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    the conception in itself. Wrongful conception is a topic of debate among many who question the ethical principles involved with the sanctity of human life. This paper will analyze the ethical dilemmas of human dignity, compassion, non-malfeasance, and social justice, as well the legal issues associated with wrongful conception. What is Wrongful Conception? Wrongful conception is a claim that the conception of a child is due the negligence of medical professionals to prevent said conception through

  • Two Conceptions of Freedom or Two Appearances of a single Conception?

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    In his essay "Two Concepts of Liberty," Isaiah Berlin distinguishes between two conceptions of freedom, namely negative and positive conception of freedom. Basically he defines negative liberty as the absence of coercion. He states: "To coerce a man is to deprive him of freedom" (121). According to him, coercion is the intention to interfere in the freedom of an individual. Thus, absence of coercion is absence of deliberate, intentional coercion. For him, negative liberty requires

  • The Fanonian Conception of Race

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    The “Fanonian” Conception of Race Let’s start with, “What is racism?” Racism is a global hierarchy of the superiority and inferiority along the line of the human of race or races. As of Frantz Fanon’s conception of race are explored by being historically situated, as culturally maintained, and racial constructions as a fixed in human ontology. Human ontology, which is the study of nature of being, reality, or the existence. Also, the coloniality of being is the effect of a coloniality

  • Society's Conception of Sex

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    Society's Conception of Sex   The connotation of the word sex is so vague that it can be manipulated to mean virtually anything, however the definition of the word within society has remained the same.  Penetration is the defining factor of sex in its literal sense, however it can be altered to include a variety of acts.  Anthropologist Margaret Mead, and President Clinton found loopholes in the connotation of sex, and used it to the benefit.  The context in which

  • Kant's Conception of Genius

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    Kant's Conception of Genius As part of his Critique of the Aesthetic Judgement, Kant sets out to explain what constitutes a fine work of art, and in doing so he asserts that "fine arts must necessarily be regarded as arts of genius." (page 168, 'The Critique of Judgement', Immanuel Kant). He then goes on to justify this, and to explain what genius consists of, and how a work of genius is arrived at. Kant begins by stating that for the representation of any work of art to be

  • The Hermeneutic Conception of Culture

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    The Hermeneutic Conception of Culture Heidegger, the founder of the hermeneutic paradigm, rejected the traditional account of cultural activity as a search for universally valid foundations for human action and knowledge. His main work, Sein und Zeit (1927), develops a holistic epistemology according to which all meaning is context-dependent and permanently anticipated from a particular horizon, perspective or background of intelligibility. The result is a powerful critique directed against the

  • The Nichomachean Conception of Happiness

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    in Man the cultivation of Happiness is to be sought. The result of all these ideas is his fully developed sense of Happiness, an understanding vital to his conception of Ethics. Happiness, for Aristotle, is an End in and of itself. "For (Happiness) we choose always for its own sake, and never with a view to anything further." This conception of Happiness is vital, as Aristotle seeks to establish Happiness as the Highest Human Good. For Aristotle, it seems obvious, as even when choosing honor, pleasure