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Contemporary Slavery and Philosophical Concepts

the buying and selling of human beings. How would a Kantian analyze the ethics of slavery? How might a utilitarian, a social con...

Society and Freedom According to John Stuart Mill

Still, most Americans see themselves as free and voice their opinions loudly. What does this mean exactly? Is it the same freedom ...

Origins of Moral Virtue

as it applies to moral virtue is attempting to successfully pinpoint a single yet comprehensive connotation to its concept; howeve...

Roman Art, Use of Myth

This essay presents the thesis that Roman artists used mythological subjects to symbolize ideals and virtues and examines analysis...

Politics/Aristotle

This essay is on Aristotle's "Politics" and how he saw the role of the city in human life. The writer relates his political thinki...

Friendships and the Impact of Virtue or Lack of Virtue in William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Julius Caesar

both politically as well as personally. For Brutus, virtue was a trait that could never be compromised for it was synonymous with...

Virtue in Henry V and Brave New World

are eventually reintroduced to the "regular" world and everyone finds out that John was born of Linda (his mother) and they become...

Boeing Company and Theories of Ethics

2004). John Stuart Mills, in his book Utilitarianism, further stated that not all forms of pleasure were of equal value (Free-Defi...

Comparing Confucius' and Aristotle's Perspectives on Virtue

spoke of virtue as something equated with wisdom. Yet he also "spoke more expansively of justice, courage, temperance, magnificenc...

The Person I Most Admire, Liz Warner

condition, and simply fear of the unknown. However, Liz also points out that it is up to the individual how to react to that fear....

Questions on Ethics

actions that he would normally finds repugnant. Similarly, the captain of the guard who compels Joe to commit murder undermines Jo...

Christian Ethics by Robin Lovin

This essay presents the personal reflection of the writer/tutor in regards to three chapters of Lovin's text. The chapters pertain...

Architectures of Data Storage and Access

In a paper of eleven pages, the writer looks at information systems. The virtues of different types of systems such as storage are...

Ethics and the Practice of Organ Trafficking

well as] hard physical work and unhealthy lifestyle" and most donors are sent home after only five days (Tomiuc, 2003). While the ...

Ben Jonson's 'A Celebration of Charis in Ten Lyric Pieces' Explicated

narrator restores the sight of the Greek love god Cupid, and he subsequently flees (Donaldson 154): "And (withal) I did untie / Ev...

Happiness and Virtue According to Aristotle and Plato

and ones existence. To reach true happiness, Plato contended that people must strive for a contentment that only comes from being...

Shakespeare's Henry V as a Virtuous Hero

plot. There is little else that constitutes the plot other than Henry and his brilliant ability to dominate every situation. The...

Confucius and Aristotle Compared

and deficiency (McCartt, 2003). Moral virtue also follows this pattern, although in this regard Aristotle refers to it as the "Go...

The Happiness Key According to Aristotle

it" (Aristotle, 350 B.C.E., p. PG). Here he brings up the subject of lying, a principle in society that seems to be upheld. Certai...

The Positions of Katie Cannon and Alasdair MacIntyre

and the construction of "local forms of community within which civility and the intellectual and moral life can be sustained" (19...

Othello by William Shakespeare and 3 Different Perspectives

directors. Because of the intimacy between stage performers and the audience, Shakespeares prose is able to serve as a feature pe...

Aristotle on Virtue

one is virtuous, and that their actions are virtuous, but that might be illusive. Can virtue be whittled down to intrinsic right o...

The State and Virtue According to Alexis de Tocqueville and Aristotle

Virtuous action was defined by Aristotle as what a person with practical wisdom would choose. The golden mean, as defined by Ari...

Virtue Defined

hand, argued that people would be attracted to others and be willing to help others, if they are virtuous (Lorenz, 2003). Virtue i...

Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons and Thomas More's Virtue

In two pages this paper examines how the virtue of Thomas More is represented by Robert Bolt in A Man for All Seasons. There is n...

Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons and the Portrayal of Sir Thomas More II

This paper of three pages examines how Sir Thomas More is depicted as a man of honor and virtue in A Man for All Seasons by Robert...

Utilitarianism, Virtue, and Ethics

In six pages this paper considers relatives of people suffering from debilitative diseases such as Alzheimer's and concludes that ...

Modern Human Behavior and Theory of Classical Virtue

perceived as many as a disruptive social group, but for the members, there is no greater ethical or virtuous element than the dedi...

Virtue in Machiavelli's The Prince

This paper discusses the ways in which virtue is portrayed in The Prince. This five page paper has four sources listed in the bib...

Christian Virtue, a Pagan Villain, and 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'

In ten pages this paper discusses how Christian virtue is reinforced through the pagan villain in this Medieval epic. Two sources...