• Free Will A Matter Of Perspective
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    Free WillA Matter of Perspective I want to argue that there is indeed free will. In order to defend the position that free will means that human beings can cause some of what they do on their own; in other words, what they do is not explainable solely by references to factors that have influenced them. My thesis then, is that human beings are able to cause their own actions and they are therefore responsible for what they do. In a basic sense we are all original actors capable of making moves in...
  • Human Beings Cloning Creating Life
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    As soon as Scottish scientists announced that they had successfully cloned a sheep from cells of another sheep, people began to be alarmed at the prospect of cloning human beings. Editorial after editorial warned that we'd be 'playing God', that we'd be creating Frankenstein-like soul-less creatures, and that we'd be encouraging people's tendency towards egoism to reach its ultimate expression by enabling human beings to clone themselves. President Clinton banned all federal funding for research...
  • Monkey Human Beings
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    Monkey Represented as a Human Character Monkey is created by the author as an individual entity that resembles the characteristic of an ordinary human being. It is quite obvious that the audience would better understand the idea hidden in the literature if the characteristics of the protagonist are closely related to those of the reader. In Monkey, the author carefully parallels the traits of Monkey to the lives of human beings. Then why does the author portray so much resemblance between Monkey...
  • Plato Human Beings
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    The great philosopher, Plato, wrote two specific dialogues; the book Timaeus and the book Critics. Plato was a professional teacher who valued intelligence immensely. Plato founded the first Philosophical Academy in Athens in the early fourth century BC. He devoted his life to philosophy and the teachings of his friend Socrates. Plato learned from Socrates and passed on his knowledge to his students. After his friend's sudden death, Plato became dissatisfied with the government in Athens. He fi...
  • Killing Animals Human Weak Beings
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    Richard Connell's 'The Most Dangerous Game' is a very exciting story of a manhunt. This story made me think about the morality of hunting: Humans are the cleverest creatures on earth, but does it give them a license to kill the other animals and even human beings weaker than themselves? I give below a short summary of the story to set the scene and then I will explore the ethics involved in hunting as a sport.' The Most Dangerous Game' presents the story of a hunter, General Zaroff, who finds hu...
  • Animals As Much As Human Humans Eating Beings
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    The Hungry Soul: Eating and the Perfecting of Human Nature, by Leon Kass takes a unique view of examining the body and soul by focusing on the eating habits of human beings. He uses this in order to distinguish humans from animals and the divine element (God). In this book, Kass touches on the point of sanctified eating. In Kass' final chapter, he looks at the "created order", the dietary laws in the chapter of Leviticus in the Holy Bible and the problem of eating. Not only do these sub-chapter...
  • Toulmin Analysis Of Attraction
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    Toul min Analysis of "Attraction" In "The Mystery of Attraction," Harville Hendrix claims that attraction between human beings is based on a number of factors that ultimately leave human beings baffled on exactly how humans experience such intense emotions as seen in romantic love and why so many couples tend to have complementary characteristics. He supports this claim by explaining several theories of attraction. His biological theory of courtship states that "we instinctively select mates who...
  • Bad Or Good Human Beings
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    Bad or Good We live in a world in which our primary food is the information. We perceive the outside world through images, and each image has an echo in our brain, generating feelings, attitudes and sometimes questions. Although we belong to the same specie, thousands of differences or similarities divide and classify us. Each of us perceives in his own way the information he receives. For some of us, something could be beautiful, for others the same thing could be ugly. Behind these two words, ...
  • Free Will Defense Adam And Eve
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    Free-Will Defense The Free Will Defense is an attempted solution to the problem of moral evil. Human beings are gifted with free will by God as a condition for genuine morality, trust, love, and the like, though it also makes possible the introduction of moral evil into the world. There are various questions that are asked with the question of God. Many ask questions like- why did God give humans the ability of free will knowing that they will abuse it? Is free will a condition for real humanhoo...
  • Human Cloning Future Describes Medical
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    Today's future is obsessed with the future. Millions of people read their horoscopes daily, hoping for insight into their future. Financial analysts make predictions of the financial markets. Film directors create sci-fi films depicting what the future might be. David Brook's article, Looking Back on Tomorrow," discusses his vision of what the future might look like. Brook predicts that the future will have extensive medical technology, globalization of power, economic inequality and democracy....
  • Suicide Terminally Ill
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    Wrong and Even Scary Certain people believe that life is not valuable. Although they may not admit this as being true it is evident through their behavior. They admit it through behavior such as believing that it is acceptable to decide one others fate. To believe that it is satisfactory for one human being to decide if another human being should live or die is wrong and even scary. Doctors should not be legally able to assist terminally ill patients to commit suicide. The most precious gift tha...
  • Why Modern Science Is Nihilistic
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    Why is Modern Science Nihilistic What is nihilism Nihilism comes from the Latin root for nothing. Nihilism represents a belief that existence is senseless and useless. It also refers to sacrifice of meaningful existence defined by spiritual values, struggle and pain, in favor of pleasurable, comfortable and secure life. Post-modern writers such as Updike, Nietzsche and Heidegger argue that modern society is nihilistic. These writers claim that since modern science causes nihilism by destroying h...
  • Are Human Beings Strictly
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    1 Are human beings strictly physical beings Or are we made up of two parts a physical part and a non-physical part In my opinion human beings consist of both physical and non-physical parts. In other words there is more to us than just flesh and bones. One who believes that there is two parts that make up a human being is known as a dualist. Dualism says that there are certain physical objects such as a rock, table, door, etc. These things have no non-physical part. Any thing that is alive cont...
  • Early Human Society Beings Ideas Government
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    Early Human Society Between the years of 1500 and 1789, was a period of growing societies, government, culture, and the values of human beings. Many great English philosophers during this time such as John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Thomas Hobbes wrote and collected their ideas that depict the nature of human beings and how they come together to form a society in which governments are instituted. During this time, these philosophers laid down their ideas in Leviathan, Two Treatises on Civ...
  • Factual Error Of Thinking That Blacks Or Women Moral Human Treatment
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    Most of us believe that we are entitled to treat members of other species in ways which would be considered wrong if inflicted on members of our own species. We kill them for food, keep them confined, use them in painful experiments. The moral philosopher has to ask what relevant difference justifies this difference in treatment. A look at this question will lead us to re-examine the distinctions which we have assumed make a moral difference. It has been suggested by Peter Singer 1 that our curr...
  • Doomsday Conspiracy Human Beings
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    Many science fiction stories fall into similar categories based on theme. It is also true that a particular story may have more then one theme contained in the work. In the Novel Doomsday Conspiracy, written by Sidney Sheldon, a very strong and powerful theme stands out. Human beings fear what they don t understand. We all fear what we can t explain. This is also present in the story Share Alike. In Doomsday Conspiracy, Admiral Whittaker fears what he cannot understand. He is afraid, as well as...
  • All Men Are Equal
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    All Men are equal In the past, in the present and in the future, this problem has and will trouble all human beings, but why Don t we know that we are all made of the same substance That a skin color or a physical incapacity makes no difference to us That by thinking or being told by other that we are descendants of a god makes us superior than others All through history, we have been trying to find something that make us better than others. Inequalities between us surged because of this reason....
  • Destruction Of Unwanted Abortion Life Permissible
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    Are juveniles as under control today as they were in the past? Crime plays a major role in today's society. The government follows the policy and has always followed the policy that no crime goes unpunished. The controversy that surrounds the United States courtrooms today is whether or not a minor needs to stand trial as an adult for committing a serious offence. These decisions made by the judge or jury in the preliminary hearing affect the rest of the suspects life. The opposing argument to t...
  • Human Beings Technology World Meet
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    communication over the telephone they hardly ever know who their neighbours are, & meet friends only if granted appointment over telephone. Quite paradoxically, the telephone, an instrument that has made communication so much faster and so much more efficient, is causing lesser direct communication and therefore loneliness in mankind. A similar example is of the television. The television is informative, shows diverse areas of the world and by its widespread viewership has succeeded in shrinking...
  • Marx Vs Locke Human Beings
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    In Estranged Labour, Karl Marx sets fourth his conception of human nature as a species being. According to Marx, human beings are universal beings because of their ability to live in any environment by changing and preparing their surroundings. Marx differentiates human beings from animals in that animals produce only when doing so is necessary to their survival. Moreover, they produce only in ways that are fixed by their nature. However, human beings can produce many kinds of goods and in many...