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  • Real Time Audience Information
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    The term's misuse creates misunderstanding both inside organizations and out in the market. Real time is expensive. Creating and managing technology applications that operate in real time require a lot of infrastructure, people, and processing power. These are unnecessary if you don't mind if an action occurs 'just in time' or 'some time later on. ' A few examples: . Real-time analytic's and reporting. Does it matter? Depends on the use. For people only concerned with strategy insights, such as ...
  • Munny's Soul
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    Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven As human beings we constantly struggle with ourselves on whether our actions are virtuous or vice. Some of us choose to act in an ethical way when presented with a certain situation, while others choose to act on their desires and therefore act unjustly. This was the struggle that the character, William Munny, faced in the movie "Unforgiven". He was unable to control his desires, which resulted in his unethical actions. His actions support Socrates and Plato's theory ...
  • Good Rebirth And Bad Actions
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    Buddhism is a philosophy / religion that was created by Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) over 2500 years ago, founded on Hindu beliefs. There are two major divisions: Mahayana and Theravada, and many subdivisions. Fundamentally, Buddhists believe that one must rise above desires, to reach a state of enlightenment. Buddha was idolized, and subsequently deified, but he never claimed to be anything more than a man (dictionary. com, 2005). The goal of this paper is to answer the following questions based...
  • Desire For Knowledge As Good
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    Plato's Argument For A Just Life Plato's argument for the benefits of a just life is intrinsically linked to his definition of good and its relation to people's desires. He begins by showing that when the objective of a desire is simple (e.g. quenching a thirst), the desire must be correspondingly simple. Since thirst is a simple desire, the man's objective must also be simplistic and should we assign an adjective to his objective, we would falsely complicate it. In addition, Plato believes that...
  • Control Over Oneos Emotions And Desires
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    The majority of authors reviewed in this course attempt to either describe an ideal state or to advise the reader on matters of ruling. This provides for interesting reading and speculation and may be helpful for politicians, but not for the majority of people. Most of us will likely never hold any political office. For us these works are of questionable value as guides for action. Plato, Aristotle, and Augustine were all wealthy men and this is reflected in their writing. Both the Republic and ...
  • Renunciation And Discipline In Action
    925 words
    In the book, Bhagavad-Gita, Arjuna, a warrior prince is faced with a moral dilemma. On one side of the coin, his duty to his fellow men is at stake, and on the reverse side, the killing of innocent men like himself morally horrifies him to his senses. In response to Arjuna's wavering decision, Krishna's tells him to fight. His reasoning lies behind the principle of defending what is innocent and deemed good from what is evil. "You grieve for those beyond grief, and you speak words of insight; bu...
  • Certain Desire
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    Is it rational to be altruistic? It is first important to define the term altruism. In his article 'Egoism and Altruism', B. Williams uses the word morality to also imply altruism and gives us a 'minimal interpretation' of it and refers to it as ' a general disposition to regard the interests of others'. He also introduces the 'possibility of limiting one's own projects' as a further feature of altruism. What is meant to be rational? Williams defines it from what he calls a Kantian standpoint: t...
  • Krishna Spurns Arjuna
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    The Bhagavad-Gita begins with the preparation of battle between the two opposing sides: on the left stands the collected armies of the one hundred sons of Dhritarashtra and on the right lies the soldiers of the Pandava brothers. Warring relatives feuding over the right to govern the land of Kurukshetra, both forces stand poised and ready to slaughter one another. The warrior Arjuna, leader of the Pandava armies, readies himself as his charioteer, the god Krishna, steers toward the opposition whe...

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