• Freedom Irrationality Duty Kant
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    Mark Klass June 1, 2000 I believe rationality is incorrectly dictated by society. Generally when one is irrational he or she is contradicting the 'normal' or what everyone is programmed to do. Kant says 'Can you also will that your maxim should become a universal law.' 1 In part I agree to the theory of universal law where 'rational' is judged by universality or what everyone should do. In fact we know that primitive societies were not built on rationality. I believe that we are intrinsically r...
  • Ethan Frome 6 Duty Life Garden
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    Ethan Frome is lead by desire however controlled by duty. Ethan is a self-contradicting character. Ethan is firm and strong, however Ethan is also feeble and weak. Ethan desires Mattie however he is bound to his duty as a husband and tradition to Zeena. Ethan is strong in that he sticks to his duty, but Ethan shows his weakness when he is manipulated by Zeena. I find the season of winter to be a symbol for Ethan. A reference coming from the Dictionary of Symbols by Jack Tresidder defines the se...
  • Ethics Of Duty And Virtue
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    The most basic question in ethics of duty and ethics of virtue is what is human excellence, and how is it achieved. However, the two fundamental approaches to answering this are significantly different. Ethics of duty focuses more on differentiating between what is morally right or wrong and on what our moral obligations are to ourselves and to our society. Some form of religion almost always goes along with ethics of duty because religions provide structured belief systems and moral codes that ...
  • On Aids And Moral Duty Discrimination Goes On
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    The two essays I read were On Aids and Moral Duty by Willard Gaylin and Discrimination Goes On by Robert H. Cohen. On Aids and Moral Duty says that HIV positive individuals have a moral responsibility to let others know they are HIV positive to protect innocent people from unknowingly contracting the virus. Discrimination Goes On states that the discrimination of people infected with HIV is very real and it would be ignorant to force them to let everyone know of their condition. It could even b...
  • Duty Based Person Lye Lying Writer
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    Duty-based documentLaTrell Robinson University of Phoenix Nada Feldman 06/28/2005 Abstract A duty based is a person that has structure and guidance. A duty-based person is a person that has respect for leadership and the knowledge to be a leader. The writer will discuss her point of views of a duty-based person. She will also give her insight on people lying to and for one another. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, duty is" the action and conduct due to a superior, homage, submission; ...
  • Utilitarianism Future Generations
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    Utilitarianism The concept of sustainable development is an attempt to balance two moral demands placed on the environment. The first demand is for development, including economic development or growth. It arises mainly from the interests of people who live in developing countries. Their present poverty gives them alow quality of life and calls urgently for steps to improve their quality of life. The second demand is for sustainability, for ensuring that we do not risk the future in the sake of ...
  • The Fate In Hamlet
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    The concept of Fate plays an important role in the play Hamlet, especially in relation to the character Hamlet. In the beginning of the play, the forlorn Hamlet is approached by his fathers ghost, revealing to the former his duty to Fate; Hamlet must avenge his fathers death in order to ultimately cleanse Denmark from its rottenness. Here, Hamlet feels the burden that Fate has put upon his shoulders. The time is out of joint: O cursed spite, that ever I was born to set it right! (I, 5, 188-189) ...
  • Emmanuel Kant's Ethics Acting According To Duty
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    As we discussed in class on Monday night, Kant's main argument in the first section was dedicated to developing his belief that a rational beings have the capacity to reason and through this reason comes a beings ability to know what is right or wrong. Also, Kant revealed that a beings also have an inherent desire to keep themselves save physically and strive for happiness. Yet, these desires or needs can be fulfilled with pure instinct and that reason does not need to be used in order to reach ...
  • Humanity In One Man Duty Person
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    Concerning Suicide It seems absurd that a man can injure himself (vol enti non fit [ = to the willing no injustice is done]). The Stoic therefore considered it a prerogative of his personality as a wise man to walk out of this life with an undisturbed mind whenever he liked (as out of a smoke-filled room), not because he was afflicted by actual or anticipated ills, but simply because he could make use of nothing more in this life. And yet this very courage, this strength of mind -- of not fearin...
  • Kant Good Duty Action
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    KANT Kant begins to claim that there is nothing in the world that can be regarded as good without qualification except good will. He says that qualities of temperament such as courage can also become extremely bad and harmful if the will is not good. Gifts such as fortune; power, riches, honor and health make for pride and sometimes even arrogance. A good will seems to constitute the indispensable condition of being even worthy of happiness. Some qualities and facilitate the wills work. But thes...
  • Kant Euthanasia Universalize The Patient
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    I am going to apply the theory of Kant's Deontology to the case regarding assisted suicide for psychological suffering. Based on Kant's theory, I have found suicide morally unjust. This case is about euthanasia and assisted suicide. On September 28, 1991, Dr. Boudewijn Chabot administered a sufficient amount of sleeping pills and a liquid drug mixture to a patient with the intentions of assisting the patient with death. The patient, Hilly Boss cher, was suffering from depression, and psychologic...
  • Kant And Morality Universal Law
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    Kant and Morality Kant had a different ethical system which was based on reason. According to Kant reason was the fundamental authority in determining morality. All humans possess the ability to reason, and out of this ability comes two basic commands: the hypothetical imperative and the categorical imperative. In focusing on the categorical imperative, in this essay I will reveal the underlying relationship between reason and duty. The categorical imperative suggests that a course of action mu...
  • Action Done Duty Moral Good
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    The Only Acceptable Motive For A Moral Action Is That It Should Be Done As A Sense Of Moral Duty. Is This A Justifiable Claim The only acceptable motive for a moral action is that it should be done as a sense of moral duty. Is this a justifiable claim Before it is possible to analyse whether the statement, The only acceptable motive for a moral action is that it should be done as a sense of moral duty, is a justifiable claim we must consider what ones moral duty is and if is it dependant or inde...
  • Health Care For Residents
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    According to the ACGME Work Group on Resident Duty Hours and the Learning Environment, the only way residency programs and their sponsoring institutions can achieve a true 'education' program, as well as provide high quality clinical care, is by attending to the issue of resident duty hours and by placing a higher value on resident education and safe patient care than on meeting service demands. Under the new common program requirements, residents will be limited to 80 hours of work per week, ov...
  • The Sociological Hamlet Direct Conflict
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    In William Shakespeare s play Hamlet, cultural identity is explored through Hamlet s isolation which is created by the conflict between his duty to his father, and his duties to the throne and society. Hamlet is isolated from his society due to his turbulent emotions, which result from his indecision on how to respond to his father s murder. Hamlet s duty as a son is to avenge the death of his father and he would be supported by society if the murderer was believed to be guilty. Hamlet s duty as...
  • Premises Liability Third Person
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    PREMISES LIABILITY (LANDOWNERS AND OCCUPIERS) I. Premises Liability - Responsibility of Landlords and Tenants. Under the common law, a landlord was not liable for injuries sustained by third persons while on leased premises. Court decisions and statutes have since overridden this no-liability rule. Landlords owe a duty of reasonable care to tenants and third parties not to negligently cause them injury. This duty is based on the foreseeability standard of ordinary negligence actions. In additio...
  • Kant An Act Of Moral Worth
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    Jill had been driving down a deserted road when her tire became flat. With no one around for miles she struggled with changing the tire when Jack happened to be driving by and stopped to give her a hand. How and why is this an act of genuine moral worth When the opportunity arises to be helpful without recognition or to do a good deed when one is presented without thinking about it, is to perform an act of duty with moral worth. Jacks act was done for the right reasons to be considered a moral a...
  • Romeo And Juliet Love Duty Play
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    Romeo & Juliet How important are the issues: love, obedience and duty in the play? "O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name, Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be a Capulet." (II, ii, 33-36) These famous lines from Romeo and Juliet, demonstrate the importance of the three issues love, obedience and duty in the play. They illustrate the mindset of Romeo and Juliet, and their willingness to defy their parents and duty to their famili...
  • Euthanasia Individual Choice Or Social Demand
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    Among the arguments supporting euthanasia the Altruism argument and the duty theory of euthanasia are very popular. ! ! ! ! 1) Altruism argument! ! ! ! This theory believes that euthanasia benefits families and society. ! ! ! ! No doubt that families and relatives of the patients have the liability of taking care of the patients. For a lengthy period they bore heavy pressures emotionally and psychologically, and in China, financially too. Therefore, euthanizing, at the request of the patients be...
  • Anti Dumping Duty Term Paper
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    Introduction After the liberalization of Indian economy in 1990's competition has increased manifold in all sectors be it automobiles, pharmaceuticals, steel, sports equipment etc. As a result of this many goods had found its way into Indian markets at a very cheap price much cheaper that those sold in Indian markets. This resulted in dumping in a huge scale. As such to protect the Indian domestic industries and preventing the retardation of the domestic industries, Anti-dumping rules we...