Essays on Philosophy

No Pain, No Gain: Myth or True
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Does anyone else have this hateful saying? Or bad. Well, I must admit that I do not like to sweat. I hate oozing and oozing bodies, where your clothes stick and where everything is wet. One moment you are hot, the other you are wet and cold. I realize that this discomfort prevents me from exercising and that my body moves in a healthy way. I understand. And I have to remember that I live in a modern house, with…...
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What I Know During Teaching Philosophy
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'If there is no struggle, there is no progress.'-Frederick Douglass This is my favorite quote, and I have truly lived this quote especially on my journey of discovering my true purpose in my life. During my last year of college, I took two summer classes that were geared toward middle grades language arts. At this time in my life, I had my 6 month old baby girl, and I was trying to maintain my GPA. It was definitely hard juggling…...
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The Concept of Utilitarian Theory
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When we consider the concept of utilitarianism we base it on the pleasures and pains we encounter and how they balance regarding maximizing happiness overall. As Jeremy Bentham defines, “whatever will maximize utility; producing the most pleasure or happiness and avoiding or preventing pain or suffering” in Sandel’s Justice (2007). When taking a utilitarianism viewpoint, the results and consequences, such as the overall happiness, are the focus point. Even further, John Stuart Mill’s principle of liberty argues that maximizing utility…...
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My Moment of Truth
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“Football is God’s gift to humanity.” From the age of three, the tactical, physical, and elegant game of soccer has been a part of my life. When people meet me, one of the first thing’s they learn about me is my love for soccer. Over the past decade Saturdays and Sundays have always been filled with countless soccer games and tournaments, and the game has brought me and my family across the country. I started out playing for local recreational…...
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Personal Assessment of Strengths
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Every being possess strengths and weaknesses which varies from individual to individual. An individual’s strength might be a weakness to another individual. Strength is a virtue that one possesses which comprises of skills and experiences. There are several tests out there that streams out personalized strengths and weaknesses but from my own perspective the Clifton strengths finder assessment and SWOT( Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats ) analysis gives a detailed insight of one’s personality. Upon completing the Strengths finder the…...
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Socrates and Sophist Debates
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The Republic by Plato follows a series of philosophical debates between Socrates and several of his colleagues. These debates attempt to decipher the meaning of justice and determine its role in Athenian society. The Republic reiterates a lot of the same themes as Plato’s earlier works, Protagoras in particular. One of such themes is Plato’s blatant aversion to sophism. In both The Republic and Protagoras, Socrates primarily serves as a conduit to express Plato’s grievances with sophists, which is why…...
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Marxist’s Perspective on the Holocaust
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The Holocaust was a period in history marked by the destruction of millions of Jews and others by factions of imperialists and believers who had different religion, social and political ideologies. The Holocaust had a great impact in global history and transnational characterization of nations (Assman, 2010). Historical experts perceive the event as a byproduct of undying fascism and strong inclinations toward the ideology of social Darwinism. It was perceived that belonging to weak societies meant that they were limited…...
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Random Act of Kindness
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Every time I see and hear in the news about criminals are committed every day and became the reason for a lot of people to be falling dead or getting seriously injured for the rest of their lives, I think to myself that the world is going crazy. It is changing to be a cruel, wild, and scary place to live in. I feel so scary that the kindness and mercy in the world is no longer exists in people.…...
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Improving Moral on Workplace
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There are many benefits a company can receive by increasing morale in the workplace but it can prove to be a very difficult task. When trying to instill a different environment or make necessary changes to a company it is good to remember that a company’s leadership is only as fast as their slowest player. Many leaders may at times forget that it takes all hands in a business or company performing at peak conditions for it to be successful…...
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Philosophers and The Concept of Supreme Being
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Absolute stability in philosophy refers to the concept of the unconditioned, ultimate, Supreme Being or wholly other. The term is used to describe anything that is free from restrictions and thus upholds independence, while rejecting relativism. On the other hand, relative stability is established as the thesis that all points of views are equally valid. The position holds that all moralities are equally good and all belief systems are equally valid. This essay discusses the concept of modernity and philosophies…...
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Soldier’s Personal Leadership Philosophy
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Abstract Throughout my years in the Army, I have developed my leadership philosophy based on the observations made of the good and bad leaders under which I have served. Good leaders always consider their soldiers first and put their needs in front of their own. My leadership philosophy has three major components that ensure leaders are considering soldiers first. The three components are communication, teamwork, and counseling. Leaders should always be willing to communicate with their soldiers, and soldiers should…...
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Manifest Destiny in the United States
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In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase nearly doubled the size of the country. As Americans began to conquer this “unclaimed” land, they pushed the Natives that had been living there further west. The Southerners desired new land suitable to grow cotton, which would spread slavery across the new territory. Despite the possible economic gain for the country, many in the North fought against the expansion of the country. John Gast’s painting entitled American Progress “Spirit of the Frontier” justifies Manifest Destiny…...
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Acts of Kindness Small or Big Can Change the Attitude of Mankind 
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Kindness is a very important personality trait every human carries. It is a complex term to apprehend yet simple to realize. Too often people underestimate the influence of kindness because any kind gesture can brighten a person's day. My best friend told me a simple ‘thank you’ or ‘hello’ is her way of showing kindness. Saying thank you is something you say to someone to show your gratitude for someone's kindness. Thank you is something that has been said throughout…...
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Kindness Changes Everything
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As said by Aesop, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” I believe in kindness. There are so many ways people show kindness. For example, my neighbor, who we share our front lawn with decided to mow the lawn one day. It wasn’t a big gesture ,but the fact that our neighbor went out of their way to do that made my dad’s day as he had a lot of work to get done that day.…...
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Why did Socrates Despise the Sophists
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In order to fully understand the context behind why Socrates despised the Sophists, their individual philosophies must be understood in order for the distinction to be clear. For a brief introduction, the sophists were nomadic professors and intellectuals who frequented cities such as Athens as well as other Greek cities and for a price, the sophists offered Greek men a form of education and therefore gained a considerable amount of wealth and fame while also raising significant hostility towards them…...
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Sartre and Heidegger on Humanism
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Jean-Paul Sartre and Martin Heidegger were both philosophers who contributed majorly to the philosophy of existentialism, though both had their own ideas of what it entailed. Both philosophers wrote two famous letters seeking to define what they believed existentialism was, Letter on Humanism by Heidegger and Existentialism is a Humanism by Sartre. In this essay, I will outline Sartre’s account of Humanism in contrast with Heidegger’s accounts of Humanism and accomplishment. I will then offer a comparison between the validity…...
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My Personal Ethical Position
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Ethics plays a significant part in our daily lives, and our personal moral beliefs determine our judgments and actions. My personal ethics include qualities that have always helped me distinguish the appropriate option in complicated situations. I am an honest individual and the truth always matters to me more than anything else in any given situation. Since childhood, this quality has always directed me away from petty distractions that many children face at some time; such as cheating on exams,…...
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Managerial Accounting Ethical Issues
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According to my research, the managerial accounting focuses on providing information to internal users and decision-makers in many areas, such as cost-benefit analysis, investing and financing making decisions, performance evaluation, and many others. One of the most noticeable ethical issues in managerial accounting is performance evaluation. As Kenton B. and Gary M.(Management Accounting Quarterly Spring 2013, Vol.14, No.3 ) noticed, 'The business area is replete with stories about how employees engage in dysfunctional, questionable ethical, and sometimes illegal behaviors in…...
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Ethical Dilemma in Architecture and Engineering
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To what extent should efficiency be prioritized over the potential risk of human life when building a structure? Everyday each person goes inside a building whether it be your house, for your job, school, grocery shopping, eating, or even working out, and each year these structures collapse due to construction efficiency. 58% of multistory failures were due to construction problems and with no warning that the building is unsafe. In the structural engineering field one issue is that the structural…...
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Ethical Dilemma in Chemotherapy
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The medical field is an area of business that often involves ethical dilemmas. These range from interactions with the patients, to cases where the healthcare system hides information from the general public that would present a bad image for themselves. An ethical dilemma presented in medicine is forced chemotherapy on patients. Although it is not a very common issue, it still exists. It is an issue involving the distrust of authority, which may be irrational in some cases but also…...
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Development of Scoring Rubric of Writing Literacy Criticism Based on Critical Thinking Skills
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Learning Indonesian is one of the most important lessons taught at all levels of education in Indonesia. The implementation in the school requires students to be able to study critically the texts taught according to the level of critical thinking including identifying, interpreting, describing, analyzing, evaluating and assessing the texts in verbal and in writing both in language and literacy competencies. Critical thinking becomes an important part of learning. One of the Indonesian learning materials that emphasizes students' critical thinking…...
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Changing Family Values in United States
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Beginning in the 1960 and accelerating over the last two decades changes in marriage, divorce, cohabitation, and nonmarital childbearing have transformed family life in the United States. The family continues to sever a primary role in raising children and caring for elderly relatives. But new family pattern and increase instability are creating complex family and economics ties that often span multiple households, according to a new Population Reference Bureau Report Understanding the dynamic of family change in the United States.…...
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Our Changing Family Values: Separation from the Nuclear Family
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The typical, American family dynamics that we thought we knew are suddenly becoming much more unfamiliar. With an increase in technology and the need for woman in the workforce, we have split apart from the ideals of a nuclear family and are now delving deeper and deeper into the era of what is becoming known as the post-modern family. No longer are people creating families out of love and compassion but rather for instant gratification, the benefits of having a…...
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Comparison of Philosophy of Aristotle and Plato
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Throughout life, one will encounter many different people some with similar views and others with contrasting perspectives on reality. This topic and discussion on life and reality continues to rise debate since ancient times. Some of history’s most influential philosophers that attempt to describe life and reality are Aristotle and Plato. A student may choose to accept the teachings of a mentor or reject, question, and modify what is taught. Aristotle was a student of Plato’s and chose to reject…...
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What is Aristotle’s Golden Mean
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One world view that harmonizes particularly well with self action leadership is Aristotelian philosophy, and more specifically Aristotle’s concept of the Golden Mean. This concept holds that virtue or the good is to be found within a balance between extremes. Aristotle’s famous philosophy posits that right thinking and doing cannot occur in the presence of either deficiency or excess. The implication of course is virtually that all extremes can be labeled in the very least as incorrect and at the…...
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Overview of Aristotle’s ideologies and theories
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Discussing Aristotle’s ideologies and theories regarding morality and ethics, its seen that these concepts seem to adhere to the idea of rationality, pleasure and their coercion to an individual's happiness and how an individual's actions are dictated by moral virtues and rational thought. The integration of pleasure and rationality in Aristotle’s ideas reflect the discussion that if pleasure and rationality both dictate and individuals actions on a daily basis, that the theoretical response of those actions should positively affect a…...
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Aristotle: Idea of Final Cause and Chance
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Aristotle’s works cover a variety of ideas, claims, and theories. The one I will be discussing is his idea of final cause and chance. Specifically, the idea of final cause in nature and the role of the accidental cause chance. Aristotle states at stephanus pagination 199a around line six, that things which come to be by nature or exist by nature have a final cause. The way I interpret his logic and explanation on ensuing pages is that essentially function…...
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Aristotle’s “Natural” City
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“For just as man is the best of the animals when completed, when separated from law and adjudication he is the worst of all” (1253a32). Aristotle believes that humans are the best animals when they are being ruled and following a set of laws. For this reason, Aristotle chooses to describe cities as being “natural.” The nature of the city arises from Aristotle’s belief that cities came “…into being for the sake of living, it exists for the sake of…...
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Aristotle: Human Function
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In the book of “The Basic Works of Aristotle”, Aristotle begins Nicomachean Ethics by trying to answer the question of 'What the ultimate purpose of human existence is?”. He explains that there must be one end of all human actions, because a human action is one which is done on purpose and as an end goal. Aristotle suggests that we might arrive at a clearer beginning of happiness if we could first establish function of a human being (NE 1.7…...
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What is Value of Life
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As humans, we assign value to many things. Life, just happens to be one of those things. But not everyone sees the value of life in the same way. The value of life comes from within each and every one of us individually. In excerpts from different viewpoints such as the contemptuous outlook on life of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, to Roger Ebert and Steve Jobs’s positive outlook on life and death, audiences everywhere are shown why one should value their…...
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Values of My Life
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There are many things to appreciate in life. In my life, I value the people around me. Friends, family, and a loving boyfriend. I value the future, what is to come and all the possibilities there are. I value having a family one day. I value what I have been through and what I will go through. I value my hardships and the greatness that has come from them. I value the ability to move forward and do better. I…...
The Value Of Life
Anti-Aging: A Step Back in The Value of Life 
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In recent years, a new field in biotechnology has rose: anti-aging. By use of stem cells taken from an embryo, scientists hope to use these self-replicating, multi-purpose cells to repair any degeneration that may occur as humans age. With the Baby Boom generation beginning to reach their time, skincare companies and researchers alike are trying to milk aging individuals fear of, well, aging. There are ethical concerns in regard to this issue. The matter of using human embryos that are…...
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The Value of Life – Abortion 
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No one ever wants to consider abortion an option. Yet at times, It’s necessary for the mother and unborn child. At times the abortion pros can outweigh the cons or sometimes the child can be in danger and possibly even the mother. Every mother is different, and they have their reasons for choosing either option. No matter the reason, It’s always a tough decision for the guardians to make. This topic is going to explain, when it comes to abortion,…...
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The Fate of Life’s Value
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Should the value of life be decided by the individual itself or by any living organism that walks the face of the earth? This question has been such a controversial topic since the beginning of time and is still extremely relevant in our day and age. Any random being should not be able to determine the value of someone’s life because it is not theirs. There are various ways that humans put values on themselves or others depending on dispositional…...
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The Value of Life and The Human Experience
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At the point when our activities and words are lined up with our qualities, life is commonly great and we feel content, certain and fulfilled. In any case, when our practices do not coordinate with our qualities, we before long start to detect an uneasiness that starts to swell and develop within us. We live in this existence where guidelines are made, where we need to get together to them so as to be acknowledged. There are various qualities to…...
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A Matter of Life And How We Value Life
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Abortion is one of the numerous things that everybody has an opinion on. It is, 'the end of a pregnancy after, joined by, bringing about, or nearly pursued by the passing of the fetus or embryo as a spontaneous expulsion of a human baby during the initial 12 weeks of incubation. (2012 Merriam-Webster dictionary). Abortions have dependably been and will most likely always be a questionable point in which everybody won't concur upon. From this discussion, two groups have developed.…...
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Circumcision Ethical Dilemma
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Introduction A mother of a male newborn has given a signed consent for a circumcision to be performed while her husband had gone home to shower. Upon the father’s arrival, the nurse walked in to take the male newborn for the procedure and the father refused. Since the consent was signed while he was gone he became irate and could not come to an agreement with his wife. The mother of the newborn was Jewish and believed in circumcising following…...
Ethical Dilemma You Have Faced
Ethical Dilemma Case
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In this everchanging world we have become a generation where our values have become at stake. With that being said, we must be open to new belief systems whether we agree with them or not. Does that challenge us at times? Yeah, it creates an ethical dilemma because we do not want to compromise our values, but at the same time, we might have to. The school year has just started, and the school started a new policy where the…...
Ethical Dilemma You Have Faced
What is An Ethical Dilemma
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Introduction An ethical dilemma is a moral situation where one has to choose between two equal undesired alternatives. When an ethical dilemma occurs in the field of medicine, there is a need to find a practical solution. There are different ways to approach a moral dilemma. The first step is determining the situation that causes the dilemma. It is challenging to identify an ethical dimension in a problem. Discussing the dilemma with seniors or colleagues is important although learning to…...
Ethical Dilemma You Have Faced
Main Values in Willa Cather’s My Antonia
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It is commonplace for culture to influence the literature it produces and literature in turn to influence culture. This is demonstrated by Willa Cather in My Ántonia, a poignant novel that demonstrates several prairie or pioneering values, including the values of fortitude, hard work, and faithfulness. The main values demonstrated by and through the families in My Ántonia best show how these same characteristics are values which Americans, especially Texans, find to be very important. My Ántonia depicts fortitude as…...
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What I Know During Teaching Philosophy
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Why did Socrates Despise the Sophists
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What is Aristotle’s Golden Mean
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What is Value of Life
...To conclude, the most important thing in this life is attitude. It’s incredible how something so simple can have such a monumental impact on someone’s life. To live a happy life, all you have to do is change your outlook on it, and think positive...
A Matter of Life And How We Value Life
...In 1983, President Ronald Reagan penned an essay that became a book entitled, Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation. 'The real question today is not when human life begins, but, 'What is the value of human life?'' he wrote. 'The abortionist who r...
What is An Ethical Dilemma
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