Help! When someone hears this word, they usually look around to see who is yelling it and why. As a bystander to an incident of a stranger calling for help, a lot of people keep walking or turn the other way as if they never heard a word. If a situation does not personally affect the bystander, many people are inconsiderate as to helping a stranger. Many factors are involved in a situation to determine if a bystander should help or not.
Many things can happen at a railroad crossing: you can underestimate the train and think it is going slower than it really is, you can also get caught in the railroad tracks and get hit and seriously injured or killed. You might be in a hurry and decide to go around the railroad crossing which is against the law and can be fatal. Being distracted while crossing railroad tracks can lead to serious injury or death when you could have lived if you had taken a few seconds to put your phone away or turn the radio down when crossing the railroad tracks. There have been lights set up to help you stay safe at railroad crossings, and they have red flashing lights and gates to tell you when a train is coming. When the gates are coming down do not race to get thru the gate because you want to
Danny Boyle – Trainspotting (1996) Review “Pick 2 different SCENES that are aesthetically powerful, explain why and what elements are formalist and what elements are realist” Based on the novel of the same title by Irvine Welsh situated his story in the late 80s, when unemployment was at an all-time high and the street value of heroin was incredibly low. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) lists all that the generations have to aspire to: choose life, choose a job, choose a career, choose good health, choose a big television, a washing machine, he makes “choose” sound more like a command than a decision, then offers a rebellious alternative: f** consumerist social conditioning in favor of the Iggy Pop, “Lust for Life” life style. For a man whose
As a company, or an organization, ages the ethical standpoint of that enterprise can move and adjust to the surrounding climate. Ethics can even be challenged or vastly changed simply by altering the viewpoint of a problem slightly, even when the final outcome is the same. The greatest example of this challenging of ethical standpoints of a person, with only a small altering of viewpoints, can be seen in the “Trolley Problem” first outlined by philosopher Philippa Foot. In Foot’s original ethical problem a driver of a runaway tram must make a choice, stay on route and kill five workmen ahead of him or steer the tram onto another spur of track killing only one man.
This paper critically evaluates an argument against Wake, Spencer & Fowler’s (2007) spatiotemporal theory because the objection confuses the hole’s identity with the exact region of space it occupies. The objection claims that holes are only identified with the specific region of space they occupy regardless of the greater relationship with the surrounding matter (Wake, Spencer & Fowler, 2007). Since the spatiotemporal theory identifies holes as spatial regions that belong to a larger object however, holes should not be identified as the spatial regions themselves without referring to the entire assembly. We will show that the author’s misconception leads to an unsound argument against the spatiotemporal theory.
Furthermore, John Beattie’s theory on instrumental and expressive action can be seen in the movie Snowpiercer through the actions and roles that the low class citizens take on. This theory can broken into two parts, first part is the instrumental perspective of an act and the second is the expressive perspective. Instrumental acts are the means to achieving some goal or objective, “acts are performed primarily for their practical value” (Nye 2008, 134). Instrumental acts are present in the movie in the way that the low class citizens are treated. The citizens at the end of the train are considered the “shoes” and as such are being treated as slaves.
Research Question How an external force, in this case gravity, affects the acceleration of a trolley while on an inclined surface at different angles? An inclined surface essentially means that the surfaces angle is less than 1800. When the trolley is put on the top of this inclined surface we will measure the time taken by the car to reach the bottom and from that data we will find out the acceleration.
Morality of Charity: Analysis of Peter Singer’s Famine, Affluence, and Morality In Peter Singer’s essay Famine, Affluence, and Morality, Singer concludes that people whose basic needs are met and have additional resources to spare should provide aid to those who are suffering. He also explains that alleviating suffering should not be viewed as charity but rather as a moral obligation. His argument is as follows: (P1) To suffer and die due to lack of food, shelter, and medical care is bad. (P2)
Some of the main issues facing the world today are the issues of poverty, the poor, and overpopulation. As each year goes by, it becomes awfully clear that these issues are problems that must be dealt with. While many want to address and solve these issues, there tends to be a divide on how to do so. A great example of this division is how the issue is presented in these two essays – Peter Singer’s “Famine, Affluence, and Morality,” and Garrett Hardin’s “Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping The Poor.” While both essays are well written and make their points, they support differing sides of the issue; Stinger’s essay states that we have a moral obligation to aid the poor opposed to Hardin’s essay arguing for the case against helping the poor.
Lennie, a lighthearted and compassionate character, was suddenly killed by George, the person he considered his best friend. Now, we must ask ourselves; did George do the right thing? Lennie, killing Curley’s wife, would’ve spent the remainder of his life in misery, but was it morally correct of George to take his life? He would’ve had no break from the sights of a prison cell and the cold dark concrete walls, but was it considered manslaughter to kill a person of significance in your life? He would’ve had no rest from the constant illness of guilt that controlled not only his brain but, his life, but was it lawfully justified in a court setting?