Even though the German has mixed experiences with Pennsylvania, the indentured servants, women and slaves were the ones that could not see best out of Pennsylvania. The indentured servants were bound to their masters when they arrived in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately for them, they were considered unfree rather than a “freemen” (39). These servants were usually held for four years then exchanged for payment to be sold to a new masters. Luckily for the indentured servants they were not unfree permanently in Pennsylvania.
Around 1945, tensions began arising between the US and the USSR, which lead to the Cold War. During a 40 year time period, each nation tried to spread their political and economic systems. Both the US and the USSR wanted to spread their ideologies across the world. The origin of the Cold War was distrust; in “fighting” this war, the political and military tactics were the most effective.
Immanuel Kant’s moral theory differs greatly from the other theories we have learned about, especially Mill’s view of utilitarianism. Utilitarianism is based on the consequences of actions, while Kantian Ethics focuses on the intentions a person has before they act, and if they are fulfilling their duty as a person when acting. Kant explains his theory by providing examples of different people who are all doing the same action, but for different reasons. He discusses a store owner who charges everyone equal prices and explains that this only has moral worth if he is acting from duty, meaning he does this because it is what is right. The act is not moral if he acts in accordance with duty, or because he is worried about his reputation or business.
The terms, Jezebel and Mammy, were created to explain or rationalize the treatment of the female slave. The Jezebel was considered a loose, ungodly, and over sexualized slave women who seduced the slave owners and a Mammy was a matronly, virtuous female slave who was superior as a homemaker and nurturing maternal figure. The Jezebel was despised and the Mammy was revered. According to the reading material, the young Jezebel used her sexuality to gain favor of the slave owner. In contrast, the elderly Mammy was asexual and served her master because she loved them as family.
In the late 1940’s until the early 1990’s, there was a state of political and military tension after World War ll that caused a global conflict. It was known as the Cold War, fought between powers in the United States and their allies and powers in the Soviet Union; also known as Russia, and its allies. Along with this major history changing event, were many other events such as the Space Race, the Vietnam war, and the Korean War. The Korean War had become known as the “The Forgotten War” due to it being overshadowed by the more immediate memories of Vietnam, Desert Storm and the 15 anniversary commemorations of World War II.
The two stories that we have read in class is “civil obedience” and “Mahatma Gandhi assassinated”. Civil Obedience is about Thoreau refusing to pay a poll tax and is sent to jail and he share his feelings/experiences. Gandhi article is clearly about Gandhi is the leader of the India’s tribe of the protest and he is assassinated. Both stories shows similarities and differences. The similarities between Gandhi and Thoreau is that they both Protest for rights, were sent to jail, and both believed in civil disobedience.
Slavery in the Bible was not as bad of a lifestyle then one may think. Slavery could be looked at as an easy way of life. You serve a master whom provides food and shelter for you while also being payed. In some circumstances slaves made more than people who had jobs. In the book, the Essential Companion to Life in Bible Times, Silva suggest, “The living conditions of many slaves were better than those of free men, who often slept in the streets of the city or lived in very cheap rooms.
C.S. Lewis had three main objectives to moral relativism. The first one is the Moral law of right and wrong. Lewis says, “whenever you find a man who says he does not believe in right and wrong, you will find the same man going back on this a moment later” (Lewis, 2007, p.19). “He may break his promise to you, but if you try breaking one to him he will be complaining” (Lewis, 2007, p.17). What Lewis is saying is that people often feel that if someone does something wrong to them then it is morally wrong, however when the roles are reversed and they do something wrong to someone else then it is not morally considered wrong from their point of view.
The ethical principles I would apply to this scenario is autonomy and beneficence. With autonomy, the patient has a right to be involved in the decision making of their treatment (pg. 32). With beneficence, the treating physician should show more compassion to the patient’s feelings and needs (pg. 60). I would use theorist Immanuel Kant to guide me as he supports not only beneficence, but also nonmaleficence, which is the theory that all human beings deserve respect. (pgs.
Law is defined as the principles and regulations established in a community by some authority and applicable to its people, whether in the form of legislation or of custom and policies recognized and enforced by judicial decision. It is also possible to be described as the body of official rules and regulations, generally found in constitutions, legislation, judicial opinions, and the like, that is used to govern a society and to control the behaviour of its members, so law is a formal mechanism of social control. Legal systems are particular ways of establishing and maintaining social order. Morality, on the other hand, is defined as the principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behaviour. It speaks of
C. S. Lewis presents remarkable ways that different topics and arguments can coincide with each other and make complete connections with the purpose of his book Mere Christianity. After reading Mere Christianity it became apparent that his use of rhetorical devices is unlike any other. He has the ability to portray his arguments in a way that his readers could understand. This quality is quite impressive and every writer, who is trying to persuade, can definitely look upon his work to see a glimpse of what great persuasive piece of writing looks like. SUMMARY