philosophy

Should Ethical Principles Be Applied Globally By Multinational Companies

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...

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Plato As A Western Alternative To The Buddha

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...

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Heraclitus

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...

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Free Will

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...

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Ethics

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...

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Compassionate Egoism

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...

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Political Theory: why statecraft and soulcraft must be practiced together.

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....

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Metaphysics

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...

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Ernest Hemingway

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...

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Are Reason And Emotion Equally Necessary In Justifying Moral Decisions

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...

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Aristotle And Slavery

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...

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Frederick James The Limites Of Post Modern Theory

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...

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Socrates

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...

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Philosophy An Enquiry Concerning The Principles Of Morals

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...

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