Ethics

Modern Man - The Unknown Citizen (Auden)
Modern Man - The Unknown Citizen (Auden)
Modern Man - The Unknown Citizen (Auden) Anonymous The English-born American writer Wystan Hugh Auden was one of the most important poets of the 20th century. Educated at Oxford, he attracted attention as a prominent member of a group of young leftist writers who generally expressed a socialist viewpoint. The poem I have chosen for this essay is The Unknown Citizen. I felt the time period reflected W.H. Auden's views, making the unknown citizen an example of the government's view of the perfec
Whitewater Vs. Watergate.
Whitewater Vs. Watergate.
Whitewater vs. Watergate. Mandy Whitewater vs. Watergate. Both are political sandals that have rocked the nation. As Watergate unraveled, many of Nixon's dirty tactics were learned, including assorted lists of enemies (a number of which became targets of IRS tax audits), wiretapping, political sabotage, burglary, blackballing, and smear campaigns. Similarly, as Whitewater unfolded, the scandal appeared to involve more than just an illegal loan. It touched on possible hush money paid to witnesses
Culture Of India
Culture Of India
Culture of India MKD & Associates Nearly one sixth of all the human beings on Earth live in India, the world's most populous democracy. Officially titled the Republic of India, it's 1,269,413 sq. mi. lie in South Asia, occupying most of the Indian subcontinent, bordered by Pakistan (W); China, Nepal, and Bhutan (N); and Myanmar (E) and Bangladesh forms an enclave in the NE. Its borders encompass a vast variety of peoples, practicing most of the world's major religions, speaking scores of differe
Morality Is Culturally Relative
Morality Is Culturally Relative
Morality is Culturally Relative Anonymous Within this world that we live on, there is an enormous amount of people. Each of these people belongs to different cultures and societies. Every society has traits and customs that make it unique. These societies follow different moral codes. This means that they will may have different answers to the moral questions asked by our own society. What I am trying to say is that every society has a different way of analyzing and dealing with life's events, b
Calamitatum Of The Individual
Calamitatum Of The Individual
Calamitatum Of The Individual Unknown In the realm of critical thinking, Abelard undoubtedly ranked highly in his day. He was an expert dialectician, philosopher and theologian, and as a result led a movement towards individual thinking. He traveled a lonely path of individuality, and when his ideas were suppressed, he found different ways to express his individuality. The beginning of his life was marked by extreme personal freedom. As his journey through life continued, he found himself compou
Henry David Thoreau: The Great Conservationist, Visionary, And Humanis
Henry David Thoreau: The Great Conservationist, Visionary, And Humanis
Henry David Thoreau: The Great Conservationist, Visionary, and Humanist Anonymous He spent his life in voluntary poverty, enthralled by the study of nature. Two years, in the prime of his life, were spent living in a shack in the woods near a pond. Who would choose a life like this? Henry David Thoreau did, and he enjoyed it. Who was Henry David Thoreau, what did he do, and what did others think of his work? Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts on July 12, 1817 (Thoreau 96),
John Updikes Works
John Updikes Works
John Updike's Works Janice Tsai Existence is like a creature that hides and then reveals itself. Existence is defined in Webster?s New World Dictionary as the state or fact of being. This existence strives to reach truth which is located beyond space and time, yet truth must be grasped by existence nevertheless. This is accomplished through ritual, which can bring about the capturing of the inconceivable. Edward P. Vargo stated that John Updike uses ritual to fulfill the great desire of captu
Battle Royal
Battle Royal
Battle Royal Anonymous After I read the story Battle Royal by Ralf Ellison, I could not restrain my thoughts about issues of morality and what it has to do with reality, from clashing in to one another in my mind. As these two completely different ideas were pushing me to the brink of madness, my mind began to click. The swirling messy cocktail of two abstract ideas started taking shape as I began remembering what I had learned earlier in school, and from my summer readings. At this point I ca
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia [email protected] In recent years, Euthanasia has become a very heated debate. It is a Greek word that means easy death but the controversy surrounding it is just the opposite. Whether the issue is refusing prolonged life mechanically, assisting suicide, or active euthanasia, we eventually confront our socity's fears toward death itself. Above others, our culture breeds fear and dread of aging and dying. It is not easy for most of the western world to see death as an inevitable par
The Ethics Of Abortion
The Ethics Of Abortion
The Ethics Of Abortion Anonymous Abortion is a very controversial subject that has been continually argued over for the past few years and probably many years to come. The main controversy is should abortion be legalized? First before we get into the many sides of abortion we must first define abortion. Abortion is the destruction of the fetus or unborn child while the child is still in the mothers womb. This can be done by almost anyone from the mother herself to back alley abortions and even t
Compare & Contrast 3 Essays
Compare & Contrast 3 Essays
Compare & Contrast 3 Essays Doug Lee The three essays, Thank God For The Atom Bomb by Paul Fussel, Democracy by Carl Becker, and Chief Seattle: Letter to President Pierce, 1855 are three different rhetorical modes of writing that exposits theoretical, personal reasoning on the realities of certain controversial historical topics. The main focus of the essays are in proving a steadfast view of an ambiguous subject through sarcastic criticism of opposing ideas and by applying clever use of i
Heart Of Darkness Essay
Heart Of Darkness Essay
Heart of Darkness Essay Liz Harbaugh Though Conrad did not learn English until he was twenty-one, he still mastered the language and artfully uses it in Heart of Darkness. One sentence of his is particularly striking, as it sums up the views that he condemns throughout the novella. The accountant, one of the first imperialists Marlow meets, says to him, ?When one has got to make correct entries, one comes to hate these savages?hate them to the death.? This sentence is a perfect example of the ty
Active Euthenasia - A Kantian Perspective
Active Euthenasia - A Kantian Perspective
Active Euthenasia - A Kantian Perspective C.L. O'Connor Euthanasia is one of society's more widely, and hotly debated moral issues of our time. More directly, active euthanasia, which by definition, is; Doing something, such as administering a lethal drug, or using other means that cause a person's death.1 Passive euthanasia, defined as; Stopping (or not starting) some treatment, which allows a person to die, the person's condition causes his or her death,2 seems not to be as debated, perhap
Comparison Of Judaism And Christianity
Comparison Of Judaism And Christianity
Comparison Of Judaism And Christianity Anocer There are many substantial and vital distinctions between Judaism and Christianity. Of course there are many similarities, primarily because Christianity emerged from Judaism. However, the emergence was not a direct line. Christianity broke from Judaism, forming a new religion, so it is misleading, however comfortable the thought might be, to believe that the two religions are essentially the same, or to see Christianity as the natural continuation o
Mackenzie King The Greatest Prime Minister Of Canada
Mackenzie King The Greatest Prime Minister Of Canada
Mackenzie King The Greatest Prime Minister of Canada Barlow Moore The greatest Prime Minister of Canada was? Mackenzie King our 10thPrime Minister of Canada and by far one of our greatest. William Lyon Mackenzie King accomplished a lot in his twenty-0ne years of ministering our Country Canada! It is what we prevent, rather than what we do that counts most in Government. (Mackenzie King august 26, 1936) This statement sums up the best secrets of Mackenzie King's success as prime minister, and
Sir Gawain And The Green Knight: Stanza 74
Sir Gawain And The Green Knight: Stanza 74
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Stanza 74 Jason Marcus In stanza 74, fit III, the lady of the castle offers a magical, green girdle to Sir Gawain and explains to him that the wearer of this corset ?cannot be killed by any cunning on earth.? Sir Gawain, amidst an ethical dilemma, accepts the gift and chooses to conceal it from Lord Bertilak. This passage contains three of the main themes of the story ? the inner and outer conflicts between Sir Gawain?s ethics and desire to live, and the test of
Unethical Works, Unethical People
Unethical Works, Unethical People
Unethical Works, Unethical People Anonymous In the world of media today, an ethics code is one of the most important things to follow. Unfortunately, Mike Barnicle and Patricia Smith did not feel the same way. Mike Barnicle and Patricia Smith, both former workers for The Boston Globe, plagiarized and falsified information in order to bring forth newsworthy stories. Throughout this paper I will discuss the unethical acts of both Barnicle and Smith, the problems they caused for themselves, and the
The Effects Of Teen Pregnancy On Children
The Effects Of Teen Pregnancy On Children
The Effects of Teen Pregnancy on Children Haronamas Walton Children from homes run by teenage mothers have to face almost insurmountable obstacles in life. The incidents of depression and mental health problems, the lack of father figures, and the high rate of poverty often connected to children in homes run by teenage mothers put them at serious disadvantages when compared to children raised in nuclear families. Many people believe that the implementation of sex education in schools and the add
Do We Really Love Our Animals?
Do We Really Love Our Animals?
Do We Really Love Our Animals? Aaron D. Jones Do you consider yourself a pet lover? Do you love animals in general? Can you imagine yourself as a little boy in a trailer far away from the depths of socialization? Once upon a time there was this boy, and this boy had a friend. No matter how hard times got he had Bo. The boy was incredibly happy because he had always dreamed of having a dog like that, a companion. Then your friend dies and you are left standing. Can you imagine the pain? Nobody li
Why Software Systems Fail
Why Software Systems Fail
Why Software Systems Fail Pancham Bansal 1.0 Introduction In this report I will be concentrating on the failure of software systems. To understand why software systems fail we need to understand what are software systems. Software systems are a type of information system. This is because a software system is basically a means for hardware to process information. Flynn?s definition of an information system is: An information system provides procedures to record and make available information, co
Millard Fillmore
Millard Fillmore
Millard Fillmore Anonymous Fillmore, Millard (1800-1874), 13th president of the United States (1850-1853) and the second vice president to finish the term of a deceased president. He succeeded Zachary Taylor at a critical moment in United States history. The Mexican War (1846-1848) had renewed the conflict between the Northern and Southern states over slavery, since it had added new territories to the United States. The debate over whether these territories should be admitted as free or slave st
The Old Testament
The Old Testament
The Old Testament Unknown The Old Testament is a compilation, and like every compilation it has a wide variety of contributors who, in turn, have their individual influence upon the final work. It is no surprise, then, that there exist certain parallels between the Enuma Elish, the cosmogony of the Babylonians, and the Book of Genesis, the first part of the Pentateuch section of the Bible. In fact, arguments may be made that other Near Eastern texts, particularly Sumerian, have had their influen
The Death Penalty: In The Name Of Justice?
The Death Penalty: In The Name Of Justice?
The Death Penalty: In the name of Justice? F. Grant Moon The state murdering people because of their crimes simply does not equate to justice. It is real easy to hear about how the government is doing this wrong or that, but the death penalty is abounded with so many injustices and faults that it?s an embarrassment to our entire due process of law. Supporters of capital punishment subscribe to religious and ethical points of view rather than facts, and when they do offer facts it?s always the sa
The Benefits Of Science And Technology
The Benefits Of Science And Technology
The Benefits of Science and Technology Anonymous Man, powered by his imagination and inquisitive character, has wondered he mechanisms of Nature since time infinite. This quest for the truth, the ways in which his surrounding works, has led to many a scientific discoveries and innovations. Since the art of making fire and creating handcrafted tools, our civilization has come a long way. Science and Technology are making advances at an amazing rate. From telephones to the Internet, calculators to
The Truman Show
The Truman Show
The Truman Show ?The Truman Show? is a profoundly disturbing movie. On the surface, it deals with the worn out issue of the intermingling of life and the media. Examples for such incestuous relationships abound: Ronald Reagan, the cinematic president was also a presidential movie star. In another movie (?The Philadelphia Experiment?) a defrosted Rip Van Winkle exclaims upon seeing Reagan on television (40 years after his forced hibernation started): ?I know this guy, he used to play Cowboys in t
Workaholism, Leisure And Pleasure
Workaholism, Leisure And Pleasure
Workaholism, Leisure and Pleasure The official working week is being reduced to 35 hours a week. In most countries in the world, it is limited to 45 hours a week. The trend during the last century seems to be unequivocal : less work, more play. Yet, what may be true for blue collar workers or state employees ? is not necessarily so for white collar members of the liberal professions. It is not rare for these people ? lawyers, accountants, consultants, managers, academics ? to put in 80 hour week
Should Workers Be Allowed To Strike? - Argumentative Essay
Should Workers Be Allowed To Strike? - Argumentative Essay
Should Workers Be Allowed to Strike? - Argumentative Essay Calum Blair It is difficult to see how anyone could deny that all workers should have the rights to strike. This is because striking gives workers freedom of speech. This is justifiable, because Britain is a democratic nation. My first reason supporting the motion that workers should be allowed to strike is in order to bring to the fore poor safety conditions. For instance, in the nuclear power industry, any breaches of safety can have t
The Devil Has His Christs
The Devil Has His Christs
The Devil has his Christs Unknown Krishina, which is actually Sanskrit for Dark God, predated Jesus the Christ in the works of two Greek historians, Arrian and Strabo (Daleiden 105). Then there is Buddha, who predates Jesus by more than five centuries (Daleiden 105). There are many other religions, cults and superstitions after Jesus walked among chosen sinners. If so why has Christianity become such a big issue over the years in moral and political aspects in the world? Is God a woman or
The Happiness Of Others
The Happiness Of Others
The Happiness of Others Is there any necessary connection between our actions and the happiness of others? Disregarding for a moment the murkiness of the definitions of actions in philosophical literature - two types of answers were hitherto provided. Sentient Beings (referred to, in this essay, as Humans or persons) seem either to limit each other - or to enhance each other's actions. Mutual limitation is, for instance, evident in game theory. It deals with decision outcomes when all the
The Spread Of Christianity
The Spread Of Christianity
The Spread of Christianity Audrey Strickland The spread of Christianity overtime replaced the old warrior religion changing the way of life, and at the giving it new meaning. With the coming of Christianity a hope for poets also came about. As the conversion of Ireland to Christianity took place a new era known as Ireland's Golden Age began to take over. Christian munks worked hard preserving literature of the ancient world and works of popular culture. Due to the rapid growth of Christianity th
Euthanasia In Australia
Euthanasia In Australia
Euthanasia in Australia jess Euthanasia and the 1995 Rights of the Terminally Ill Act When we hear the phrase voluntary euthanasia people generally think of one of two things: the active termination of life at the patient's or the Nazi extermination program of murder. Many people have beliefs about whether euthanasia is right or wrong, often without being able to define it clearly. Some people take an extreme view, while many fall somewhere between the two camps. The derivation means gentle and
The Crucible: Mary Warren
The Crucible: Mary Warren
The Crucible: Mary Warren Tammy N. Set in 1692, The Crucible is a novel depicting the lives and conflicts of various Puritan characters during the Salem witch trials. Mary Warren, in particular, is a young servant girl whose ethics are challenged when she becomes afflicted with terror and intimidation. The essential conflict Mary Warren encounters is admitting to the court that the trials are simply pretend. Internally, she realizes that the accusations are mortally wrong and cruel. The trial is
Was Colonial Culture Uniquely American?
Was Colonial Culture Uniquely American?
Was Colonial Culture Uniquely American? Unknown Was Colonial Culture Uniquely American? There were never, since the creation of the world, two cases exactly parallel. Lord Chesterfield, in a letter to his son, February 22nd, 1748. Colonial culture was uniquely American simply because of the unique factors associated with the development of the colonies. Never before had the conditions that tempered the colonists been seen. The unique blend of diverse environmental factors and peoples caused
Political Morality In Colonial Times
Political Morality In Colonial Times
Political Morality in Colonial Times Unknown In Webster's dictionary, morality is defined as principles of right and wrong in conduct; ethics. The principles of morality have countless times evolved over the ages. In earlier times, death was an easy penalty for many crimes. These crimes today are considered minor and are penalized with a slap on the hand. Is this considered wrong? Who is the correct authority to consult on what is right or wrong? In today's society, two major factors concern h
England: The City Of Today
England: The City Of Today
England: The City of Today Unknown Glorious, glorious England. As the Empire spreads some say so does its glory; others mumble of the price which we pay for our greatness. Many of us Londoners have read, if not discussed, the intriguing debate transpiring between Sir Andrew Ure and Sir James Phillips Kay. Are the cities of great England truly representative of the jewels in Her Majesty's Crown? Or are they the stain of exploitation and abuse that some have proclaimed? Sir James Phillips Kay, a
Ethics
Ethics
Ethics Unknown In Linda Pastan's poem Ethics, the speaker recounts a moral dilemma that her teacher would ask every fall, which has been haunting her for a long time. The question was if there were a fire in a museum / which would you save, a Rembrandt painting / or an old woman who hadn't many / years left anyhow? and the speaker tells us through the theme that ethics and moral values can be only learned from the reflection which comes through experience and maturity. In this poem, imagery,
The Human Genome Project
The Human Genome Project
The Human Genome Project Unknown Does the Human Genome Project effect the moral standards of society? Can the information produced by it become a beneficial asset or a moral evil? For example, X chromosome markers can be used to identify ethnicity. A seemingly harmless collection of information from the Human Genome Project. But let's assume this information is used to explore ways to deny entry into countries, determine social class, or who gets preferential treatment. Whether or not this type
Economic Consequences Of Software Crime
Economic Consequences Of Software Crime
Economic Consequences of Software Crime Unknown In 1996 worldwide illegal copying of domestic and international software cost $15.2 billion to the software industry, with a loss of $5.1 billion in the North America alone. Some sources put the total up-to-date losses, due to software crime, as high as $4.7 trillion. On the next page is a regional breakdown of software piracy losses for 1994. Estimates show that over 40 percent of North American software company revenues are generated overseas, ye
The Ethics Of The Media
The Ethics Of The Media
The Ethics of the Media Unknown The purpose of the media has become an ongoing question since the large amount of conflicts between the consumer and media. Why is the original purpose of the media so damn hard to figure out? It is time to confront this issue instead of blowing it off by saying, We can never change the media, so why bother? What kind of chickenshit statement is that?! If there are so many people with so much power, surely one of them realizes the downward spiral of the ethics o
Abortion
Abortion
Abortion Unkown During the past quarter century, abortion has joined race and war as one of the most debatable subject of controversy in the United States. It discusses human interaction where ethics, emotions and law come together. Abortion poses a moral, social and medical dilemma that faces many individuals to create a emotional and violent atmosphere. There are many points of view toward abortion but the only two fine distinctions are pro-choice and pro-life. A pro-choicer would feel tha
The Human Brain
The Human Brain
The Human Brain Unknown INTRODUCTION The human body is divided into many different parts called organs. All of the parts are controlled by an organ called the brain, which is located in the head. The brain weighs about 2.75 pounds, and has a whitish-pink appearance. The brain is made up of many cells, and is the control centre of the body. The brain flashes messages out to all the other parts of the body. The messages travel in very fine threads called nerves. The nerves and the brain make up a
The Atomic Bomb In World War II
The Atomic Bomb In World War II
The Atomic Bomb in World War II Chipmunk On Acid The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki marked the end to the world's largest armed conflict. Many debates have surfaced over the ethics of such an attack. The bomb itself caused massive amounts of casualties while the unknown effects of radiation caused many more deaths amongst the survivors of the blast. Despite the ghastly effects of such a weapon, it offered the best choice for a quick and easy defeat of Japan. President Truman, who auth
Self-defense In Criminal Cases.
Self-defense In Criminal Cases.
Self-defense in criminal cases. [email protected] One of the frustrations faced by many businesses is that after the perpetrators of crimes have been identified, the District Attorney's office will not pursue the case. One option is for victims to sue the DA in an attempt to compel him to prosecute, but this would be costly and proving dereliction of duty would be difficult. The DA is effectively immune. Other options are more promising. The law should encourage (and prosecutors' offices s
Heart Of Darkness
Heart Of Darkness
Heart of Darkness Unknown Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness is about a seaman named Charlie Marlow and an experience he had as a younger man. Early in the novel it becomes apparent that there is a great deal of tension in Marlow?s mind about whether he should profit from the immoral actions of the company he works for which is involved in the ivory trade in Africa. Marlow believes that the company is ignorant of the tension between moral enlightenment and capitalism . The dehumanization of
Gambling
Gambling
Gambling Josh and Justin Gambling, while it lowers taxes and creates jobs, it also causes addicts to lose money and therefore creates a higher crime rate. A Quick History of Gambling. Gambling was a popular pastime in North America long before there was ever a United States. Playing cards and dice were brought over by both the British and the Dutch. By the end of the 17th century, just about every countryseat in colonial America had a lottery wheel. Cockfighting flourished thoughout the countrie
Cloning Is Ethically And Morally Wrong
Cloning Is Ethically And Morally Wrong
Cloning is Ethically and Morally Wrong Noelle The question shakes us all to our very souls. For humans to consider the cloning of one another forces them all to question the very concepts of right and wrong that make them all human. The cloning of any species, whether they be human or non-human, is ethically and morally wrong. Scientists and ethicists alike have debated the implications of human and non-human cloning extensively since 1997 when scientists at the Roslin Institute in Scotland prod
Cloning
Cloning
Cloning Will The History of Cloning The theory of being able to make a genetic copy (a clone) of another animal has been around for quite a while. In this section as the title reads I will show the history of cloning. 400 million years B. C.- Plants have been cloning themselves since not to long (as far as the Earth is concerned) after their introduction to our planet. They send out runners that create an identical copy of the parent plant. 1938- Hans Spermann, of Germany, envisions what he call
Poverty in India
Poverty in India
Poverty in india Even after 50 years of Independece almost one third of Indias popullation is living below poverty line.And another one third ot its popullation is barely able to meet thier basic needs.These people do not have access to good food, better health services, standard housing and quality education.Despite governments continuous efforts there is no significant improvements in their condition.Followings are some root causes of Indias poverty. Lack of effective government planning and
Management and Leadership
Management and Leadership
Management and Leadership Environments Not all manager and leaders follow the same environment guidelines in an organization. There should be management guidelines placed in organizations to ensure quality and productivity of that organization. It also benefits individuals working within that organization, and will make it operate more efficiently. What makes a good manager and leader? Jim Brown, the office manager at my company, explains what he feels makes an efficient manager and leader, ?In
Separation of Church and State
Separation of Church and State
Separation of Church and State There is supposed to be a separation between church and state. If you look at the government and the politicians that run our government everything is revolved around religion. Religion plays apart in what we vote for, and who we vote for. It always has. Religion is the main focus in our government, even if it?s not supposed to be. Though religion is not supposed to be connected to the government, religiousness coincides with what the public want. If it?s what the