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  • Critics Of Deep Ecology
    330 words
    If there was ever a culture that truly cared for the Earth, it was that of Buddhism. Buddhism itself is often known for commitment to World ecology. This is explored in the essay, Relational Holism, by David Landis Barnhill, in the book, Deep Ecology and World Religions. The subject of holism is brought to us many times and often acknowledgement of critical views is used to help convey the information. Beginning with a strong statement by Barnhill, "Critics of deep ecology have often attacked it...
  • Slaughter Of A Mockingbird
    392 words
    To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the Mockingbird was used to symbolize those characters who were senselessly harmed by others yet harmless. In this novel, certain individuals were singled out by society simply because they were different than many others. People are of what they are not accustomed to in everyday life. Therefore these certain individuals are viewed as outcasts to society for no certain reason at all, such as skin color. One cha...
  • Human Rights In The Buddhist View
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    In the essay "A Buddhist Response to the Nature of Human Rights", In ada outlined the distinctly different views of human rights held by the west and the east. The western view of human rights to be based on "hard relationship", while his description of the eastern view is that of "soft relationship". The hard relationship is based on physical form and distinctly individualistic. The soft relationship is more inclusive encompassing an individual surrounding. These views are derived from the main...
  • Meanings Of Happiness And Pleasure
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    The Principle of Utility A. Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) There are two main people that talked about the principles of utility and they were Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. First off I'll talk to you about Mr. Bentham. It is helpful to see Bentham's moral philosophy in the context of his political philosophy, his attempt to find a rational approach to law and legislative action. He argued against "natural law" theory and thought that the classical theories of Plato and Aristotle as well as no...
  • Survival Of Individuals Of The Group
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    The land ethic is a holistic view of ecosystems. It entails an entire view of a biotic community to include all of nature, not the individualistic components which incorporate our environment. Great efforts would be taken by supporters of the land ethic to support an ecosystem that was threatened. The individual components that comprise the ecosystem are not of great concern to supporters of this theory; they would argue that a threat to an individual organism, even protected or endangered, shou...
  • Self And The Temporal Form Of Perspectivity
    806 words
    An individual is somewhere in space-time, and not somewhere else. Except for God, of course, who was invented to instantiate all contradictions in blessed harmony. He's everywhere and every when, though at the same time, as it were, not in time or space [3]. But the upshot of this is that every individual has a point of view, a perspective, and apprehends the world, so far as it can apprehend the world, from somewhere and not nowhere [4] (Nagel 1986). If taken in isolation, the feature of being ...
  • Underground Man
    715 words
    A DEFENSE OF INDIVIDUALISM Based On Fodor Dostoevsky's Novel: Notes From The UNderground Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel, NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND, has held many labels, such as being a case history of nuerosis or a specimen of modern tragedy. The most popular label it has obtained however, is being the author's defense of individualism. The novel is writen as a performance, part triad, part memoir, by a nameless personage who claims to be writing for himself but consistently manipulates the reader-...
  • Individual From My Point Of View
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    Works of World Literature Student: Nadir Minbashiyev February 29, 2000 What is individual from an individualistic point of view Individual in my point of view is an "I" which is determined differently by separate people. First of all I have to say that "I" other words "self" is the first thing that is understood by any individual since its birth time and is like a nucleus for humans' further understandings of world. Usually "I" determines the main motives of human thought and behaviour which are...
  • Land Ethic View
    410 words
    The land ethic is a holistic view of ecosystems. It entails an entire view of a biotic community to include all of nature, not just the individualistic components which incorporate our environment. Great efforts would be taken by supporters of the 'land ethic' to support an ecosystem that was threatened. The individual components that comprise the ecosystem are not of great concern to supporters of this theory; they would argue that a threat to an individual organism, even protected or endangere...

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