Philosophy Papers

  • Philosophy An Enquiry Concerning The Principles Of Morals

    714 words, 3 pages

    What is a moral? This is a question that has plagued philosophers for many years. Is it possible to have a set of universal morals? There are many questions that surround the mystery of morals. They seem to drive our every action. We base our decisions on what is right and what is wrong. But what is it that actually determines what is right and what is wrong? Is it our sense of reason? Is it our sense of sentiment? This is a question that David Hume spent much of his life pondering. What exactly is it that drives our actions? Yes, morals drive them, but what determines

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    1093 words, 5 pages

    Socrate's First Accusers and Athenian Law Of all confrontations in political philosophy, the biggest is the conflict between philosophy and politics. The problem remains making philosophy friendly to politics. The questioning of authoritative opinions is not easily accomplished nor is that realm of philosophy - the pursuit of wisdom. Socrates was the instigator of the conflict. While the political element takes place within opinions about political life, Socrates asks the question "What is the best regime and how should I live?" Ancient thought is riddled with unknowns

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    Frederick James The Limites Of Post Modern Theory

    5435 words, 22 pages

    The impetus behind this paper has been the recent publication of Fredric Jameson's 1991 Welleck Lectures, The Seeds of Time.1 As these lectures were delivered a decade after Jameson's initial attempts to map the terrain of postmodernity it appeared to me to provide an occasion to reflect upon the current status of Jameson's highly influential and much criticised theory of postmodernism as the cultural logic of late capitalism. It also enables me to return to, what I consider to be, one of the most troubling aspects of Jameson's writing on postmodernism, that is to say, the "waning",

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    Aristotle And Slavery

    2298 words, 10 pages

    I am of the opinion that slavery was one of the issues on which Aristotle had to walk the fine line. He is often criticized by modern scholars for condoning slavery. But, would a public renunciation of slavery by a teacher to the rich and powerful have had any influence in speeding the abolition of it? Hardly. However, it certainly would have been detrimental to the well-being of Aristotle himself. Slavery has been practiced since the beginnings of civilization, and most likely even before that. Slavery has been a factor in the economy of many societies and states up to our present times. S

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    Are Reason And Emotion Equally Necessary In Justifying Moral Decisions

    1566 words, 7 pages

    Introduction Whether reason or emotion is equally necessary in justifying moral decisions is a highly controversial topic. In order to come to a conclusion I am going to analyse and evaluate two important approaches from Immanuel Kant and Jeremy Bentham. I will partially focus on these two important figures, as one presents good will as the only thing that is capable of producing morally justified decisions, if that will conforms to practical reasoning. The other one states that a moral decision is a decision that increases the "Greatest Pleasure for the Greatest Number of People” thereby f

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    Ernest Hemingway

    1334 words, 6 pages

    Ernest Hemingway is possibly one of the greatest literary masters of all time, his many acclaimed stories are known around the world from his novels such as "Old Man and the Sea" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls" to his short stories like “ Hills Like White Elephants” and "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place". The literary novel, “A Farewell to Arms” is by far one of the greatest literary masterpieces by Hemingway; it addresses his philosophy of an indifferent universe through the character of Frederic Henry, an American lieutenant in the Italian army. Hemingway’s philosoph

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    1734 words, 7 pages

    Fall 2006 The word metaphysics is defined as “the study or theory of reality; sometimes used more narrowly to refer to transcendent reality, that is, reality which lies beyond the physical world and cannot therefore be grasped by means of the senses.” It simply asks what is the nature of being? Metaphysics helps us to reach beyond nature as we see it, and to discover the “true nature” of things, and their ultimate reasons for existence. There are many ways to approach metaphysics. Two of the earliest known thinkers on the topic are Plato and Aristotle. These two philosophers had ideas tha

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    Political Theory: Why Statecraft And Soulcraft Must Be Practiced Together.

    2071 words, 9 pages

    1. Based on Thiele’s interpretation of Plato and Aristotle, explain why statecraft and soulcraft must be practiced together. a. Plato stated that a truly just city would occur if and only if everyone over the age of 10 was discarded, the remaining young citizens possessed an innocent and uncorrupted soul. Plato suggested that every time a law was made to contain a certain act, that another act took the place of the previous one, requiring more laws to restrain each and every one. If the soul was crafted in terms of virtue, this can construct justice. If the soul is not crafted in an educatio

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    1368 words, 6 pages

    Ethics A question of conduct As in life, market players are measured by their conduct and achievements. But what actually matters when individuals turn into consumers – the product or the path? What relevant aspects do ethics consist of, and how do market players react upon the subject? What do the tendencies point at, and how does this affect the ethics of tomorrow? These are some of the questions that arise when focusing on ethical interaction between retailer and customer and in the following these will be complied with possible answers. Supporting ethics As

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    Compassionate Egoism

    1319 words, 6 pages

    Egoism at its root relates to self-interest. It is the idea that a person’s goal in one life should be to promote the individual. There are two different heads to this beast, both of which have some very good points, but fail to complete what a moral code should be comprised of. The first, ethical egoism, describes what humans should do, e.g. anything in their individual self-interests. The second, psychological egoism, describes what humans will do. It is important to make a distinction between the two. Ethical egoism says humans should act in a way that promotes the i

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    Free Will

    1582 words, 7 pages

    In this day and time we as human beings value our beliefs very strongly. Nevertheless, a general question that still anger human beings, do we have free will? As human beings we have free will because we have a choice. To have free will is to be morally responsible; if we have the power of choice then we can be held accountable for those choices. Free will can be defined as the power to choose between another course of action. Any authority other than God cannot diminish someone’s free will. Humans can always apply their free will when making decisions. However, when their choices come in con

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    3677 words, 15 pages

    Two opposite attitudes towards the Greeks are common at the present day. One, which was practically universal from the Renaissance until very recent times, views the Greeks with almost superstitious reverence, as the inventors of all that is best, and as men of superhuman genius whom the moderns cannot hope to equal. The other attitude, inspired by the triumphs of science and by an optimistic belief in progress, considers the authority of the ancients an incubus, and maintains that most of their contributions to thought are now best forgotten. I cannot myself take eithe

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    Plato As A Western Alternative To The Buddha

    3724 words, 15 pages

    Certainly, one can draw many parallels between Plato's philosophy and ancient teachings of Budda. They include the following: an emphasis upon inner harmony as the means to enlightenment, a dismissal of the everyday causal world as impermanent and illusory, meditation on the eternal and pure essence of things (Plato's so-called 'forms') as a means to increasing wisdom and awareness, as well as a belief in the immortal soul and reincarnation (the Myth of Er). Socrates, Plato's own teacher, used to lapse into deep meditative states from which he could not be roused for hours or even days at a ti

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    Should Ethical Principles Be Applied Globally By Multinational Companies

    2595 words, 11 pages

    Introduction: If you live in a developing country you probably feel that multinational have brought jobs and many other opportunities for your country and perhaps its true but what’s also true is that the same amount of jobs would have been generated by small new business started in the same countries over a long term period. And better yet small businesses which are bound to stay in the counties even when they expand. The same is not necessarily true for multinationals, because they move across borders to get cheaper labour, taxes and raw materials to name a few.

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    Socrates Apology

    1479 words, 6 pages

    The Socratic defense in the Apology For all of time, Socrates will be remembered as one of the greatest philosophers in history. His contributions to the society of Athens as a “philosopher” are still studied today and paved the way for future great philosophers such as Plato. Yet, although some place the teachings of Socrates on a pedestal, there were people in his time that were completely against his ideas; three of these major figures being Anytus, Meletus and Lycon. These three men of Athens believed that instead of benefiting the people of Athens, Socrates was

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    William Blake Brand-new Romanticism

    2398 words, 10 pages

    At the end of the Eighteenth Century took place the greater revolution in the whole mankind history, given that it transformed (though modernised would be a more suitable term) many aspects of daily life causing the birth of the modern society, which configured the cradle for the most unorthodox, original and intellectually challenging genius, William Blake, who became a powerful exponent, and even an influent visionary, to the subsequent notions and ideas of literature, and namely poetry, during the brand-new Romanticism. His work has been very regarded and reviewed u

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    Organizational Culture Theory

    1313 words, 6 pages

    Organizational communication plays an extremely important role in our daily professional lives. Understanding this form of communication can allow for a more efficient and comfortable work environment. Organizational communication allows professionals to understand the company and organization they belong to. One fundamental theory that aids us in understanding this specific type of communication is Organizational Culture Theory. This theory suggests that the members of an organization participate in numerous acts of communication that help shape the culture of the organization. This paper wi

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    Euthanasia A Perplexing Question Both Legally And Morally

    2239 words, 9 pages

    A slow, painful, undignified death is a fate that most of us would not wish on our worst enemies.Two hundred years ago, to question the absolute worth of human life was an unforgivable offense. Individuals who attempted suicide were often punished in courts, and even sent to work camps. Those who were successful were often buried with stakes in their hearts, and the state confiscated their property rather than dispersing it to their relatives. If taking one’s own life were so serious, asking a doctor to help one commit suicide would have been unthinkable. Although our society is certainly more

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    Socrates Crito

    1325 words, 6 pages

    In Plato’s “Apology,” Socrates is found guilty of corrupting the youth and not believing in the gods of Athens. The punishment for his crimes was death. “Crito” takes place in jail in which Socrates resides before his death. During this period, Socrates’ friend Crito comes to visit him and tries to persuade him to escape. Socrates, being the philosopher that he was, argued on whether he should escape or not. Socrates’ defense may seem fallible when compared to the “Apology,” yet his premises in “Crito” provide a solid ground on why he should not escape from prison while still holding true to t

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    Organizational Ethics Issue Resolution

    2269 words, 10 pages

    Organizational ethics play a major role in how an organization operates. Organizations around the world are faced with ethical and moral issues on a daily basis. Organizations should take a structured approach to resolve ethical issues. Six ethical decision-making steps organizations should follow to identify and rectify issues include issue clarification, stakeholder analysis, values identification, issue resolution, addressing objectives, and resolution implementation. Ethical Issue Many organizations contract with manufacturing plants in foreign countries in an effort to drive dow

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    Ethical Perspective Equity/relativism Based Ethics

    1231 words, 5 pages

    This paper is going describe the four different ethical perspectives. I will start by describing my own personal ethical perspective as described by the University of Phoenix Ethical Awareness Inventory. After describing my personal ethical perspective we will evaluate all four of the ethical perspectives starting with character/virtue based. Then we will continue with obligation/ deontology based and results/utilitarianism based. We will finally conclude with a brief description of equity/relativism based ethics. My Ethical style According to the University of Phoenix Ethical Awareness In

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    1129 words, 5 pages

    was born in 384 BC and lived until 322 BC. He was a Greek philosopher and scientist, who shares with Plato being considered the most famous of ancient philosophers. He was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, the son of a physician to the royal court. When he was 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato's Academy. He stayed for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 BC, Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his named Hermias was the ruler. He counseled Hermias and married his niece and adopted da

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    Kantian Ethics

    1314 words, 6 pages

    During Kant’s period philosophers advocated several different types of philosophies for making moral decisions. Many believed reasons for moral decisions came from a god or other forms of deity; others believed guidance from moral decisions were the rights of kings, queens, emperors or other leaders who came to their position by birth or “divine” family origins. Some used reasons provided by well known philosophers such as Aristotle and Plato. Others seemed to not have any reasons to make moral decisions and lived only for themselves. Kant’s reasons were at times congruent to reasons of so

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    Ethics Awareness Inventory

    1537 words, 7 pages

    The Ethics Awareness Inventory refers to a combination of broad characterizations representing four categories of ethical philosophy, which are character, obligation, results, and equity. These four core values have been formed as a basis for ethical decision making. They represent the way decisions are made from an ethical perspective. Each person has his or her own ethical perspective that is used in making ethical decisions. In completing the Ethics Awareness Inventory my ethical profile is most closely aligned with Obligation and least closely aligned with Chara

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    Contemporary Leadership Issues

    3068 words, 13 pages

    The four leadership models that will be presented in this discussion are: Contingency, Normative Decision Model, Self-Leadership Theory, and Social Cognitive Theory. The discussion will compare and contrast the similarities and differences between the models and discuss how the models relate to contemporary leadership issues. Contingency Theory There are several ways to approach the relationship between leaders and followers. The first approach to review is the Contingency Theory. The contingency leadership model considers the leader and follower relationship and other variables that

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    Aristotle Biography

    1606 words, 7 pages

    Aristotle (Greek: Ἀριστοτέλης Aristotélēs) (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. He wrote on many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology and zoology. Together with Plato, and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. He was the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaph

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    Bill Viola

    1363 words, 6 pages

    Bill Viola is certainly a name known around the world as being the pioneer in the medium of video art. His work is based mainly on terms of bodily wealth and self cleansing, incorporating water and fire into many of his works. Born in 1951 on January 25th, Viola was bred in Queens, New York. Early signs of Viola’s capability were shown after becoming captain of the school TV Squad at the tender age of nine. Notably the most influential moment in Viola’s life, was at the age of ten when he almost drowned after falling into a lake. Under a state of unconsciousness,

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    Discuss The Socratic Method In The Apology

    1318 words, 6 pages

    The Apology, one of the four books of “The Last Days of Socrates” written by Plato, Socrates student, follows Socrates trial before an Athenian Jury in 399BC. The text consists of three speeches that were given by Socrates during this trial. Socrates was on trial at the Peoples Court in the Agora in Athens because charges had been brought against him by fellow Athenians Meletus (a poet and principle accuser), Anytus (a politician and power behind the prosecution) and Lycon (an orator and third accuser). These charges are for “corrupting the minds of the young, and of believing in supernatural

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    Trust In Business Is Used Solely To Create Business Efficiency

    1931 words, 8 pages

    All businesses strive to be effective and efficient. Whilst the hallmark of a capitalist economy is self-interest and competition, cooperation is also necessary in order to further efficiency and productivity. For a business to be successful, the people within need to develop relationships amongst each other as well as outside the organization in order to be able to work with one another. These relationships are a function of trust. Trust is the reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing. Therefore building trust is a vital step towards mainta

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    Behind Every Great Man There Stands A Greater Woman

    2136 words, 9 pages

    “Behind every great man there stands a greater woman” which appears to be the main point each critic is trying to establish throughout their article, however, each in their own, unique way. In the first article, “Penelope's Role in the Odyssey: Ideal Wife and Lover- A Female Odysseus” Sisti personifies Penelope’s attributes in relationship to how she is the ideal wife for a hero such as Odysseus. The author supports his argument by making references to various quotes throughout the epic, while also making references to what was going on in society during the creation of the text in order to

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    Ethics And Attitude In A Learning Environment

    1155 words, 5 pages

    The attitude one has towards ethics in their academic environment can determine their success. It is up to the student to establish their outlook on school and learning. School, by no means, is an effortless task to get through. A positive attitude will make it a whole lot easier. One’s attitude towards ethics such as cheating, plagiarism, learning, and participation will mold their entire victory. A student’s attitude in their academic environment coincides with the ethics they develop along the way. “Cheating has permeated many facets of American life.” (Choong, 2007, p. 91) One’s attitude

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    Plato And His Work Crito

    1197 words, 5 pages

    What separates humans from animals is that human were given the gift of reason. We are able to take a situation, look at each possible decision, and choose the one which act in the best accordance to justice. In his work Crito, Plato discuses the importance of maintaining justice to the individual. Speaking in terms of Plato’s principles he asserts in this work, Kurt acted exactly how Plato says you should act, and Dietrich and Willy did not act in accordance to his principles. Although Plato’s philosophy is theoretically sound, it does in fact lead you into a hole because it eliminates the r

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    Explain What Is Meant By ‘Moral Relativism’

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    Moral Relativism is where different people and different cultures have different ideas and beliefs about ‘Moral’ issues. For example if you steal an apple in the UK, you are likely to get off with a warning. Whereas in Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia, is you commit the same crime you will get your right hand chopped off. It is the opposite of ‘Moral Absolutism’, which is the idea that there are universal standards of right and wrong, whether or not people agree with them. There are different times of Moral Relativism such as ‘Cultural Relativism’, which combines religious beliefs and s

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    Empedocles Greek Philosopher

    1369 words, 6 pages

    Empedocles is a widely known Greek in the world of philosophy. He became famous for his theories, his works on nature and on his wild antics he would preform and preach about thinking that he was a God. Everyone had an opinion about Empedocles, whether as a genious or a kook. Aristotle hailed empedocles as the inventor of the rhetoric. Galen coined him as the founder of Italian medecine. Lucretius admired his hexametric poetry.2 "He has been regarded variously as a materialist physicist, a shamanic magician, a mystical theologian, a healer, a democratic politician, a living god, and a fraud."

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    Ethics In Public Speaking

    1482 words, 6 pages

    ETHICS IN PUBLIC SPEAKING Public speaking possesses a great power in influencing and persuading audiences. If it is used unethically, some negative impacts will be caused. So, it is crucial to learn about the ethics in public speaking to be a more responsible speaker. Ethics, according to MacKinnon (2004), “asks basic questions about the good life, about what is better and worse, about whether there is any objective right or wrong, and how we know it if there is”. To learn about ethics in public speaking, there are a few aspects to be considered. Discussing on ethical speaking, Grice an

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    Socrates And Justice

    1115 words, 5 pages

    Socrates has had many conversations, with many men, in hopes to define justice. Not only to define it, but to prove that it is much better to live justly than unjustly. In his search for justice he attempts to define a just city. One where its people are taught the in the values of education, strength, abstinence and of course, justice. It is my belief that Socrates thinks religion is also an important aspect of a just city. While the Greeks worship many gods Socrates seems to focus his religious views toward the praising of one God. God is responsible for all good things, and he should alwa

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    Cartesian Dualism Challenged

    1132 words, 5 pages

    In this paper, I will examine the issues of individuation and identity in Descartes’ philosophy of mind-body dualism. I will begin by addressing the framework of Cartesian dualism. Then I will examine the problems of individuation and identity as they relate to Descartes. Hopefully, after explaining Descartes’ reasoning and subsequently offering my response, I can show with some degree of confidence that the issues of individuation and identity offer a challenge to the Cartesians’ premise of mind-body dualism. Before diving into a critical examination of these two issues, it would be wise t

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    Plotinus, Augustine, Aquinas, And Wojtyla On Person And Ego

    3093 words, 13 pages

    Today the connection between "person" and the "I" is acknowledged in many respects but not always analyzed. The need to relate it to the reality of the human being has sparked the present investigation of the philosophical anthropology of four thinkers from the late ancient, medieval, and contemporary periods. Although it may seem that the question of the role of the "I" with respect to the human being hinges on the larger problem of objectivity v. subjectivity, this does not seem to be the case. Many topics, however, are necessarily entailed in this investigation such

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    Current Research In Corporate Finance

    3280 words, 14 pages

    We start the discussion with explaining how the Agent’s roles and responsibilities affect the ethical climate of the firm. Finance Professionals have struggled to determine if the effect of personal values and corporate codes of conduct can establish the likelihood of managers intentionally misrepresenting financial reports. A study was conducted and published in the Treadway Commission report states “creating an ethical climate may be the answer to deterring fraudulent financial reporting” (Brief et al., 1996). In the study the authors designed the results of the experiment in a fas

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    Riordan Manufacturing Compliance

    3838 words, 16 pages

    Riordan Manufacturing CORPORATE COMPLIANCE PROGRAM TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE I. Compliance Policy Statement _______________________________ 2 II. Purpose of Compliance Program ______________________________ 2 III. Scope of Compliance Program _______________________________ 2 IV. Compliance Program Elements ________________________________ 4 V. Code of Conduct ____________________________________________ 4 VI. Corporate Compliance Officer __________________________________ 6 VII. Corporate Compliance Committee_______________________________ 7

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    Ethics Essay

    1954 words, 8 pages

    Kevin Chenault's Ethics Essay In this paper I will talk about the ethical systems of Confucianism, Hindu, and Greek philosophy. I will also compare and contrast the three. Ethics is how one goes about life. It has to do with family status, the amount of praise to a certain god, how to treat other people. Ethics is always debatable because ethics change almost everywhere you go. You can never take anything personal when talking about ethics because you have to ask yourself what you would do if you were in that position. The Confucian theory of ethics is based on th

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    Priority And Tolerance: Managing Values, Culture And Ethics

    1208 words, 5 pages

    Management is an elusive term. It generally connotes a person in charge, orchestrating – or, at least influencing – the way people and resources come together to accomplish the job at hand. Often when we consider the people side of management, organizational charts and pay scales come to mind. The real challenge is to manage values, culture and ethics. Since we each bring our own values to the table, we are in a sense our own managers. In order to succeed in a world that is clearly larger than ourselves, we must resolve the differences between our value systems and those around us. Not o

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    The Nature Of A Community Of Inquiry

    1639 words, 7 pages

    The community of inquiry is widely known through Mathew Lipmans philosophy for children programme P4C. Lipman an American professor of Philosophy who developed his method in the 1960s in order to teach children to think critically, creatively, and democratically through philosophical dialogue asserts that: When children are encouraged to think philosophically the classroom is converted into a community of enquiry, such a community is committed to procedures of inquiry to responsible search techniques that presuppose an openness to evidence and to reason .It is assumed that these procedures o

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    1567 words, 7 pages

    The Chinese teacher and philosopher Confucius was the founder of the school of philosophy known as the Ju or Confucianism, which is still very influential in China. Confucius is the Latinized name of K'ung Fu-tzu (Great Master K'ung). His original name was K'ung Ch'iu; he is also known as K'ung Chung-ni. The most detailed traditional account of Confucius's life is contained in the Records of the Historian (Shih chi) by Ssu-ma Ch'ien, who lived from 145 B.C.E. to 86 B.C.E. Many modern scholars have dismissed this biography as only legend. Nevertheless, from this manuscript one can reconstruc

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    Meditations Vs Freedom Writers

    1930 words, 8 pages

    Barnes 2 Rene Descartes, the author of The Meditations, deals with a quest for reality and truth through the numerous problems he raises. Descartes, a rationalist, in his Meditations, believes that if you can’t doubt a belief, the belief is certain. Rationalists believe that reasoning, rather than experience, yields truth and knowledge. Descartes gives good arguments for each of the problems he discusses and how he received a clear and distinct perception of innate, or native, ideas. The book provides him with three assurances by the end: the mind exists as a thing that thinks, the body as

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    Arthur Andersen Llp

    1226 words, 5 pages

    Arthur Andersen LLP and Ethical Values In any business, planning is the main area of all functions of management. For a business to be successful, each organization must have ethics, avoid legal issues and if they occur, be accountable and have social responsibility. Management is responsible for reviewing and implementing changes that keep companies working to its fullest potential. Strategic Planning is an important facet to the success of an organization. The definition of planning “is the act or process of making or carrying out plans; specifically: the establishment of goals, po

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    Apology Analysis

    1217 words, 5 pages

    “In my investigation in the service of the god I found that those who had the highest Reputation were nearly the most deficient, while those who were thought to be inferior were more knowledgeable.” (Socrates).The “Apology” Of Plato’s is Socrates’ defense against the acquisition in his trial. In the apology Socrates explains who he is and what kind of life he had. It is the reflection of all Socrates ideas and philosophy. In the apology the idea of wisdom, resentment and death of Socrates are largely developed. The word apology comes from the Greek word “apologia” means “Explanation” (defens

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    The Influence Of Sociology On Ethics And American Jurisprudence

    1378 words, 6 pages

    The Influence of Sociology on Ethics and American Jurisprudence Over the last ten years, Ethics has become a common word when dealing with the business culture. It helps corporations to run more smoothly in society. As the need for superiority in society grows, the need for ethics in the corporate world grows faster. In the business culture, success and profit is essentially the ultimate goal, however the way that you reach this point needs to be done so in an ethical fashion. In 2005, 52% of employees said they observed at least one type of misconduct in the workplace in the past year,

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    Business Ethics

    3010 words, 13 pages

    Introduction Business ethics are a matter of much debate. Every MBA entrant is taught the meaning of them, and yet many will never follow these guidelines in their real life careers. It has become a vast and complex field, and is the subject of much research. Business ethics encompass a large and significant portion of what it takes to do business today. Under the umbrella of business ethics comes: • The social responsibility that a business is supposed to have towards the community in general, particularly the one in which it operates or has any interests. An example of this would

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    Utilitarian Vs. Kantian Moral Reasoning

    1492 words, 6 pages

    Utilitarian vs. Kantian Moral Reasoning Gone Baby Gone utilizes a powerful scenario to illustrate all the complexities of moral reasoning, from both a classical and practical standpoint. Patrick Kenzie, a private investigator played by Casey Affleck, is hired to look into the disappearance of a young girl, Amanda McCready. Through the course of the movie, an elaborate plot is revealed, thickened, and lastly made clear toward at the climax of the movie. The crux of the moral dilemma lies with fate of the girl. On one hand, she has been separated from her birth mother who had been a poor

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