It effectively criticizes the postmodern culture, by presenting a world laden with problems due to the characteristics of postmodernity. It raises questions about morality and underscores the lack of solutions for these moral issues due to the lack of a governing body and a rational order. In the game, aside from small areas in the world under the army’s control, the rest of the world is no longer bound by laws and regulations. A social contract, where a “persons' moral and/or political obligations are dependent upon a contract or agreement” (Friend), is not compulsory for one to live in this world. The players control Joel, the protagonist, most of the time.
The relativist’s objection Aristotle’s writings are the best prototype of virtue ethics. Contemporary virtue theories do not grasp nor represents the Aristotelian theory, because they think that it is impossible to escape the charge of relativism in virtue ethics. According to the relativist approach, ethical goodness is relative to each society depending on its traditions and practices. It is thought that virtue can only be outlined locally with reference to a single locale. Relativists reject the idea that there is a general rule, based on specific virtuous actions, that leads to the good life i.e. they reject that there is a single virtue (or norm of flourishing life) that is able to flourish the life of all human beings.
When the defendant’s wrong does not fit in any of these pigeon holes he is said to have committed no tort. Hence this theory of Salmond is also known as pigeon hole theory. However the theory of pigeon hole has been criticized by the latter writers as they feel this theory, if accepted, will put an end to the growth and evolution of the new categories of liability in tort and the Courts could be prevented from identifying any new torts based on the violation of the legal rights of a person. Torts are infinitely various and not limited and confined.
People weren’t able to empathize with his choices. Krakauer establishes this notion by inputting his own story and comparing himself to Chris. Peter Christian’s Criticism of McCandless is a provocative essay stating that Chris is a whack job, his story is completely pointless and not worth the time it takes to read. Peter Christian is right when he states, “There was nothing heroic or even mysterious about what Chris
Looking at the major weaknesses of existentialism, it can be pointed out that it is based on philosophical concepts that are not practical and are somehow vague. Because of this, it is not empirical in nature, and it is non scientific and hard to confirm with science. Therefore it is problematic to many people as they believe that it is impossible to know how true or how well its works if it is not scientifically proven. I found it appealing when Sartre mentioned that there is “no proof of souls or spirits or ghosts or deities and thus their existence is nothing other than what people make a decision to believe”Pecorino (2000). This is such appealing because I keep wondering why such things keep coming up without any backing to convince one to
Non-conformity is the refusal to conform to a prevailing rule, practice, or trend. According to famous blogger Conni Biesalski “Non-conformity is dead.” Everyone who claims to being a nonconformist is unaware of the dangers that follow. They must live up to the standards of being different 24/7 and how exhausting that must be. Constantly setting an example on how people must be, never being an individual.
As the Oxford English Dictionary states, the word ‘nothing’ is defined as “something of no importance or concern”. To suggest that life itself could mean ‘nothing’ is very startling, and to some may even be considered disturbing. How could life – everything that anyone does anywhere in the world – ultimately have no meaning? The philosophical notion of nihilism explores this unsettling idea. Nihilism argues that human existence is without meaning, purpose, truths, or values; essentially, it proposes that life is a vast pit of nothingness.
Our, “ethical concepts would have no meaning whatsoever” (Velasquez, 2014p.266). Think about it, no right because there is no wrong, no love because there is no hate, no peace because there is no war, none of the things we consider virtuous would even
When it comes to supporting humanistic theories claims, the empirical evidence lacks. Academics, for example Maslow has widely criticized the same way because of the absence of scientific empirical evidenc. Strengths: Humanism gives importance to responsibility and individual choice which is one of the greatest strength. It appreciates fulfilment and personal ideas, therefore it satiesfies many people's understandings of what it is to be human. Besides, humanism gives a wider scope of framework for observing the behaviour of humans because it considers a person including his perspectives and emotions.
Emotional intelligence is directly connected to one’s ability to do all the things listed above in this paragraph. It is EQ, not IQ, that is most important. Some critics have attacked the concept of EQ, saying that "it doesn’t exist or that it is not relevant in our society. " This people are clearly wrong, and do not have a basic understanding of human psychology.
Someone who actually cares for humans at all would never call them “specimens”. This type of behavior, a general lack of care for the human life, is saddening. To compare Zaroff to someone like Hitler or Stalin would not be uncalled for. Hitler and Stalin referred to people with the same amount of care that Zaroff does, next to none. Instead of wanting to help people, both Zaroff and dictators like Hitler would rather see the strong survive and the weak die off.
Character is a variety of attributes including the existence of lack of virtues such as empathy, courage, fortitude, honesty, and loyalty, or of good behaviors or habits. Also in my opinion a big aspect of a person's character is what they do when nobody is watching them, who they really are. Morality is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between distinguished as proper and those that are improper. I think these two qualities were very impactful on my decision whether Captain Madwell’s actions were justified in the story. I believe that Captain Madwell was trying to do the honorable thing and relieve his friend of the horrible situation he was in.
The quote " Character is what you are in the dark" by Dwight Lyman Moody means that we show who we truly are when we face dramatic events. Sometimes, there are events that makes us discover a little bit more about ourselves, perhaps our full potential, our stands on certain topics, etc. The majority of people have certain characteristics that they don't show to everyone, things that they prefer to keep secret. I think this quote is very accurate because we often have to face difficulties to demonstrate who we really are and discover our true potential. Our character is a reflection of the moral and mental qualities that make us distinctive to everybody else.
Webster’s Dictionary defines character as, “the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual”, these qualities can range from a simple opinion, to an action, to a character’s lifestyle. While Guy Montag from Fahrenheit 451 and Wade from Ready Player One are both uniquely distinct, they share many qualities that unites them as one. The first similarity of the two characters is that they both come from a world where modern technology consumes everyone’s daily lives, and both Wade and Montag must realize that a virtual reality, whilst perfect in sense, is not the truth. Montag realizes this after Clarisse asks him if he is truly happy, his immediate answer is a defensive yes, but after his wife tries to commit suicide, and Montag starts to think about his situation, he realizes that his response to Clarisse was a lie.
Behavior is a feature of one’s self that is commonly influenced by many different things. This can include the environment one grew up in and one’s biological makeup. The diversity of the world makes each of us unique but not necessary different from one another. By means of that, we are all members of human society yet we’re easily distinguished by our habits, cultures, and sex. However, does this mean that we are made to function according to the expectancy from our society?