Ethics

Gambling5 Running head: CASINO GAMBLING PRO OR CON Should Casino Gambling Be Prohibited? Abstract Although most people gamble for recreation, commercial gambling is not just another form of recreation. It reduces human desire and imagination to a thirst for action and a relentless dependent hunger for money. Gambling is an ancient activity, but in America, land of the slot machine and the instant lottery ticket, it is part of a vastly growing wide spread story. It is a story of immediate gratifi
Genetic Engineering Today The Reinvention of Frankensteins Lab Sara J. Dassenko Ms. Sachs English 12- Written Expression 10 October 2000 Genetic Engineering Today: The Reinvention of Frankenstein’s Lab? “Ever since James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA three decades ago, scientists have been experimenting with altering the genetic makeup of living matter to transform plants, animals, and microscopic organisms. There is no end to the positive things genetic engineering ca
Globalism Joe Shines Freshman Seminar 10/01/99 Encounters: The Origins of Globalism The first section of “The Global Citizen” gives us a basic premise on which to proceed with developing the ideal of what it means to adopt the idea of being a global citizen. How can one citizen be global? How can we be a “citizen” of the world? A way to begin to recognize the answers these questions we must first realize that global citizenship starts with the individuals need for realizing there should be chang
golden age The Golden Age of Greece The ancient statues and pottery of the Golden Stone Age of Greece were much advanced in spectacular ways. The true facts of Zeuss main reason for his statue. The great styles of the Kouros and the Kore. The story of The Blinding of Polphemus, along with the story of Cyclops. The Dori and Ionic column stone temples that were built in Greece that had an distinctive look. The true colors of the vase, Aryballos. The vase that carried liquids from one place to ano
gong show ESSAY #1 Peter Singer is well known for issues on animal rights and hunger. He proclaims three points in his argument for us to have a moral obligation to assist people that are in poverty. When somebody speaks of the hunger issue and absolute poverty, one must have a general idea what absolute poverty is. Absolute poverty is basically people, cultures, states, etc… that can\'t make enough money or basically can\'t feed the mouths of those in their "society" and can\'t provide adequate
Graduate Student Edward Morgan Education Adolescent Development in Educational Contexts Workshop Project One of the most complex periods of adjustment for adolescents is the shift from high school to college. When adolescents begin to grow up and advance to higher education they are also being asked to become autonomous, abstract thinking, problem solving, planning individuals. This type of transition is unique to their life experience. For many adolescents, this will be the time when they are e
Hacking for a Better Tomorrow What do you think of when you hear the word hacker--a leather-clad, mohawked, teenager with a malicious grin on his face just itching to destroy your computer? This is what the average person will picture in their head, but they fail to truly understand what it is that hackers do, and how it can actually be helpful to them. The reason this stereotype of hackers has not gone away is because the media shows only the bad. If a hacker has been stealing credit card numbe
happiness1 Aristotle Prior to a look at Aristotle\'s ethics, I feel it is important to look at the man and his background. Aristotle, an Ionian, was born in Stagira, a Greek town on the northwest shores of the Aegean Sea in 384 B.C. At the age of eighteen he entered Plato\'s school called the Academy, staying there for nearly twenty years. Plato was quick to realize Aristotle\'s abilities and called him the Academy\'s "brightest and most learned student". While there he wrote "popular writings"
heidegger Heideggers Conceptual Essences Heideggers Conceptual Essences: Being and the Nothing, Humanism, and Technology Being and the Nothing are the same. The ancient philosopher Lao-tzu believed that the world entertains no separations and that opposites do not actually exist. His grounding for this seemingly preposterous proposition lies in the fact that because alleged opposites depend on one another and their definitions rely on their differences, they cannot possibly exist without each ot
heidegger1 Heideggers Conceptual Essences Heideggers Conceptual Essences: Being and the Nothing, Humanism, and Technology Being and the Nothing are the same. The ancient philosopher Lao-tzu believed that the world entertains no separations and that opposites do not actually exist. His grounding for this seemingly preposterous proposition lies in the fact that because alleged opposites depend on one another and their definitions rely on their differences, they cannot possibly exist without each o
Homosexuals English 111 Paper #4 Benefits for Homosexuals in the Workplace For many years now minority groups have been fighting to get equal representation in high paying jobs and to be treated like everyone else if they are hired. The minority group that I wish to focus on is homosexuals. Many gays believe that they are being treated unfairly by companies that do not offer domestic partner benefits and other fringe benefits that are offered to heterosexual workers and their spouses. They argue
Hospice As we have learned, the hospice idea is not new. Literally meaning "given to hospitality," hospices provided comfort, kindness, and nourishment to people in need hundreds of years ago. Today, hospices offer comfort to people as they near the end of life\'s journey. Hospice is a special way of caring for people with terminal illnesses and their families. It is a multidisciplinary health care program that is responsible for palliative and supportive care with consideration of the patient\'
How Computers have changed us How Computers Have changed Us There isn’t hardly anybody around who can say their lives haven\'t been influenced by computers. Computers have all but taken over society as we know it. Everywhere you look, computers have greatly improved our lives. It can be as simple as going through a carwash, a computer processes the information that we feed it and adjusts the machine accordingly to give us the particular wash we paid for. Computers also play an extremely complica
HRM Hot Essays And Papers In Mrs. Burrows seventh grade English class, I wrote a paper entitled Women vs. Men in the Work Force. I researched for weeks and weeks to get all of the information I could on pay differences, percentages of working women and what jobs they were doing. In 1988, my paper focused on sexual discrimination and the wage difference. For example, in 1998, women received 63% of the pay men received for the same job. I remember finding that out and asking my dad why that was
human cloning1 Human cloning has become a hot topic for debate. As we progressed one step closer to successfully cloning and developing a human being, legislators and the general public have become more concerned about the ethical and moral implications of this procedure. The federal government has been unsuccessful in reaching an agreement as to what policy to pass and enact. Thus, any current legislation on human cloning has been developed and enforced by individual states. The state of Califo
human cloning1 Human cloning has become a hot topic for debate. As we progressed one step closer to successfully cloning and developing a human being, legislators and the general public have become more concerned about the ethical and moral implications of this procedure. The federal government has been unsuccessful in reaching an agreement as to what policy to pass and enact. Thus, any current legislation on human cloning has been developed and enforced by individual states. The state of Califo
iconic oil and temprea painting Hind site is always 20/20. Looking back on history, especially the history of painting, one can decipher a great deal about the time it was painted in and the changes in those times. One can understand the value systems, the ethics, government, morality, economics and personal lives of the times reflected in paintings. Periods of art change to what the society demands at the time. The renaissance literally means the rebirth. The rebirth of antiquity, the rebirth o
immigration2 Nikki Bumbacco Ms Harrison ENG OAC July 21, 2000 It is a fact that almost all of the people in Canada are immigrants, or come from immigrant descent. If it were not for the millions of people who have fled to Canada in hope of a better life, Canada would never have prospered into what it is today. As a result of this fact, it is hard to believe that immigrants are still faced with many hardships when they enter Canada. Most immigrants have good intentions in mind when coming to a ne
immigration2 Nikki Bumbacco Ms Harrison ENG OAC July 21, 2000 It is a fact that almost all of the people in Canada are immigrants, or come from immigrant descent. If it were not for the millions of people who have fled to Canada in hope of a better life, Canada would never have prospered into what it is today. As a result of this fact, it is hard to believe that immigrants are still faced with many hardships when they enter Canada. Most immigrants have good intentions in mind when coming to a ne
in vitro fertilization In Vitro Fertilization “The unexamined life is not worth living.” With these words, Socrates stated the creed of reflective men and women and set the task for ethics: to seek, with the help of reason, a consistent and defensible approach to life and its moral dilemmas (Walters 22). Ethical inquiry is important to us when we are unsure of the direction in which we are heading. “New philosophy calls all in doubt,” wrote John Donne in the wake of the Copernican Revolution and
in vitro fertilization In Vitro Fertilization “The unexamined life is not worth living.” With these words, Socrates stated the creed of reflective men and women and set the task for ethics: to seek, with the help of reason, a consistent and defensible approach to life and its moral dilemmas (Walters 22). Ethical inquiry is important to us when we are unsure of the direction in which we are heading. “New philosophy calls all in doubt,” wrote John Donne in the wake of the Copernican Revolution and
influences parents have on their children The Influences That Parents Have On Their Children By: The Man The Influences That Parents Have On Their Children Influence is a word that can explain many things in today’s world. Influence explains why people do the things they do. A child’s influence on how he/she perceives life will stay with them for the rest of his/her life. But a more important question to ask is where does that influence come. Does it come from the parents of that child or does i
institutional Institutions The main idea in this essay, I believe, is how institutions can be so complex with their chain of laws, traditions, custom ideas that provide structure and order of political life. Civilization evolves and changes, and crafted by people who would mold institutions by their own ideology or philosophical view of politics. Political theorists, who writes in a period of chaos and anarchy, and believes politics is a power game, and life is reduced to avoid a pain and seek p
jackie o Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born on July 28th, 1929 in East Hampton, Long Island. Jacqueline’s mother was Janet Lee Bouvier, a highly ambitious horseback rider. Jacqueline was nicknamed “Jackie” after her father, Jack Bouvier. Young Jackie’s parents were a very well off coupled. Her father had an estimated fortune of 7 million dollars and Janet came from a wealthy family also, her father had been chairman of the board of Chase National Bank. Asides for
Jan Ifversen Jan Ifversen The Meaning of European Civilization - A Historical-Conceptual Approach* My interest in the concept of civilization was triggered by Samuel Huntington\'s now famous article "The Clash of Civilizations" from 1993. I have been working on different discursive settings of European self-consciousness for some times . The idea of Europe as an entitity or even a quality has a rather long history in Europe. In the 15th century the concept of Europe (which, previously, mainly ha
Japan Religion JAPAN: RELIGION BUDDHISM Buddhism is the Japanese religion that comes closest to paralleling Christianity, because of its concern for the afterlife and salvation of the individual. In this it shows its origin in India, a region that in religious and philosophical terms is more like the West than East Asia. The historical Buddha started with the basic Indian idea of a never-ending cycle of lives, each determining the next, and added to this that life is painful, that its suffering
Japan Religion1 JAPAN: RELIGION BUDDHISM Buddhism is the Japanese religion that comes closest to paralleling Christianity, because of its concern for the afterlife and salvation of the individual. In this it shows its origin in India, a region that in religious and philosophical terms is more like the West than East Asia. The historical Buddha started with the basic Indian idea of a never-ending cycle of lives, each determining the next, and added to this that life is painful, that its suffering
John Locke Mark Ethics, July 1999 v109 i4 p739 Justification and Legitimacy(*). (philosophy of the state) A. John Simmons. Abstract: Different arguments are needed to show that a state is justified and that it is legitimate. Justifying the state is associated with the treatises of 18th-century philosophers. The Lockean approach to this issue captures features of institutional evaluation that the Kantian approach does not. Standard justifications of the state are offered to those motivated by obj
John Steinbecks Portrayal of Alcoholics John Steinbeck\'s Portrayal of Alcoholics By V. Kayt Whitten, Lila L. Anastas has said of John Steinbeck: "Steinbeck the person wanted ... to experience everything and then write about it. He was the versatile author of over thirty full-length books and short story collections, as well as plays, filmscripts, numerous articles, and volumes of letters. He received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1962. In my view, he is one of the top ten American novelists,
John Updike Here\'s a report on John Updike and some of the things that he has written. If someone wants to use it, be advised that they should change all of the "its" referring to morality and etc... to something else. My extremely anal english teacher marked me off a point for every "it" that I used. Janice Tsai Senior-Munster High School 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
journal JOURNAL 1 (Sept. 13, 1999) Monday, September 13 was the first day of my Principles of Ethical Reasoning class. From the minute I stepped into the classroom, and by the way the classroom was set, it struck me immediately that this class would have a different type of atmosphere and learning experience than the other classes at Sir Sandford. The classroom was set so that all the students were sitting in a circle as if we would be involved in a tribal meeting of sorts. Born and raised in Mo
judge dee The character of Judge Dee is largely molded by the ideas of his time. During his reign, the philosophies of Legalism, Confucianism, and Taoism, were heavily relied upon for the basis of ethics within the common people and magistrates alike. Judge Dee’s persona is derived directly from the strictest teachings of these philosophies. As the revered district magistrate of Chang-ping province, his conduct was expected to serve as a model for the citizens. This expectation demanded he act a
Jungian View on The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic story about the shallow aristocracy of the 1920’s American society, is the topic of much interpretation. This paper is a simple proposition that the “Roaring Twenties” were years dominated by an SP (part of Carl Jung’s archetypal psychology that will later be explained in more depth) society and the characters in The Great Gatsby reflect and were deeply affected by this fact. Daisy will be analyzed herein, as well a
kant and mill Passion as the Criterion for Moral Judgment Ethics is the study of human conduct or in other words the study of moral behavior. All humans use ethics in their daily actions and decisions, but not many have the opportunity to probe into the core of ethics. Ethics not only aims to discover the rules that should govern a moral life, but the goods one should aim to acquire in their life time. Ethics aims to explain why and how man acts the way he does and to shape the way man lives and
kant and mill1 Passion as the Criterion for Moral Judgment Ethics is the study of human conduct or in other words the study of moral behavior. All humans use ethics in their daily actions and decisions, but not many have the opportunity to probe into the core of ethics. Ethics not only aims to discover the rules that should govern a moral life, but the goods one should aim to acquire in their life time. Ethics aims to explain why and how man acts the way he does and to shape the way man lives an
Kants theories on ethics Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) had an interesting ethical system for reasoning. It is based on a belief that the reason is the final authority for morality. In Kant’s eyes reason is directly correlated with morals and ideals. Actions of any sort, he believed, must be undertaken from a sense of duty dictated by reason, and no action performed for appropriateness or solely in obedience to law or custom can be regarded as moral. A moral act is an act done for the "right" reasons
Kierkegaard Søren Kierkegaard Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (b.1813, d. 1855) was a profound and prolific writer in the Danish "golden age" of intellectual and artistic activity. His work crosses the boundaries of philosophy, theology, psychology, literary criticism, devotional literature and fiction. Kierkegaard brought this potent mixture of discourses to bear as social critique and for the purpose of renewing Christian faith within Christendom. At the same time he made many original conceptual cont
Kiswana Browne Kiswana Browne is definitely a heroine who will always lie behind young generations indifferent to their colour or the epoch they represent. She is certainly, the rebellion, free spirit that characterizes the young, and comes to a deep contrast with the past. Thus, the generation gap has always been and will always be a contemporary topic for discussion. Let’s take our story from the beginning so as to explain Kiswana’s revolution against her parents’ beliefs as well as the ethics
legal studies Franz Kafka illustrates in his passages the idea of the superiority of law and its legal actors. His passages about the power of law can be applied to legal actors in today’s society, especially lawyers and attorneys. Lawyers, who can also be considered nobility, and agents of justice, have an advantage over non-legal actors, Kafka argues. In Kafka’s passage, Before the Law, he tells a parable involving a gatekeeper and a regular civilian man. The gatekeeper, who is guarding a door
Legalizing Marijuana There is a large drug problem facing the United States today, and this problem extends to all citizens. It’s not just the poor and the uneducated who are effected by this problem. The most largely used illegal drug in the United States is Marijuana, and thus is the drug law enforcement and the media tends to target the most, costing the taxpayers lots and lots of money. I will show you that Marijuana is not as large and evil as it may appear, and that if legalized the econom
Legalizing Marijuana There is a large drug problem facing the United States today, and this problem extends to all citizens. It’s not just the poor and the uneducated who are effected by this problem. The most largely used illegal drug in the United States is Marijuana, and thus is the drug law enforcement and the media tends to target the most, costing the taxpayers lots and lots of money. I will show you that Marijuana is not as large and evil as it may appear, and that if legalized the econom
Life or Death 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 that
Linnaeus the binomaical nomenclature and ethical issues In the early 18th century, bluebells were bluebells, it didn\'t matter where they came from, when they bloomed or what their leaves looked like -- if the flowers were blue, that was pretty much good enough. By the same token, mushrooms were mushrooms, some were palatable, some were offensive and some would induce death, but they were all mushrooms. Swedish botanist Carl von Linné, better known as Linnaeus, recognized how the casual terminol
Lord of the Flies2 Trapped on an Island In society human beings have developed morals and ways of life that set them apart from savage creatures. William Golding’s story Lord of the Flies, deals with young men shedding their morality to maintain a society that is capable of surviving. In this tale of human survival Golding selects symbols on an island to represent themes. Of the many symbols he uses, the stripping of the cloths, a conch shell, and war paint are the three most effective. Each of
Lord of the Flies2 Trapped on an Island In society human beings have developed morals and ways of life that set them apart from savage creatures. William Golding’s story Lord of the Flies, deals with young men shedding their morality to maintain a society that is capable of surviving. In this tale of human survival Golding selects symbols on an island to represent themes. Of the many symbols he uses, the stripping of the cloths, a conch shell, and war paint are the three most effective. Each of
Lord of the Flies2 Trapped on an Island In society human beings have developed morals and ways of life that set them apart from savage creatures. William Golding’s story Lord of the Flies, deals with young men shedding their morality to maintain a society that is capable of surviving. In this tale of human survival Golding selects symbols on an island to represent themes. Of the many symbols he uses, the stripping of the cloths, a conch shell, and war paint are the three most effective. Each of
Makah Indians and Whaling The Makah Indian Whaling: Indigenous Right or Environmental Injustice by xxxxx Abstract For hundreds of centuries, the Makah Indians have revolved their culture and traditions around whaling. It has been part of their tradition as long as the tribe has ever existed. In the early part of this century the Makah voluntarily abandoned the whale hunt in recognition of the precarious situation of the gray whale. When the whale was listed as an endangered species in 1969 the h
Masterbation They\'re not blind. They don\'t have hair on their palms. Even so, they still masturbate. Of all the topics that continually find themselves under attack, none seems to be restricted solely to quiet, taboo conversations as often as masturbation. For countless generations, this subject has been put down, looked down on, and kept behind closed doors, and no one is really sure why. "It\'s immoral", or "its dirty" are the best anyone has come up with. The latter is a matter of personal
media Media: The Power to Make or Break a Nation By: katrina costas E-mail: [email protected] "Communication remains God\'s great gift to humanity without which we cannot be truly human, reflecting God\'s image." (Cañaberal, 1993, 44) Freedom of speech is a right of individuals as they possess their own free will. Because of their free will, individuals have expressed their thoughts, desires, and aspirations through the mass media. Communicating freely with other affirms the dignity
Media Censorship Censorship of the media is a hotly contested topic that has spawned a controversial outcry from the public. The public has also declared that there is excessive violence portrayed on television and that this violence ultimately negatively affects viewers, especially children. Hence, there exists a double-edged sword. Censorship is the regulation and control of information and ideas that are circulated among people within a society. It refers to the examination of electronic and