Human Nature Essays


Aristotle and Confucius on Virtue

are deprived of all relationships, it would not help to unearth the central essence that defines human nature. Confucius heralds virtue as being a fulfillment of human potential. Owing to the fact that such potential is at, minimum, provided in the relationships people are born in, the initial and most significant virtues surround family. Striving for familial relationships defines virtue. Relationships inspire improvement; thus they can be valued on their own merit (Santiago, 2008). Aristotelian tradition portrays an individual-based view of morality. It states that the ancient Geeks pondered, '' how should I live? '' Since the agent was… Continue Reading...

Children Of Divorce and How They Can Be Helped

Art Therapy and Psychosocial Stimulation. As Harpaz (2014) notes, story-telling is a fundamental part of human nature and it is a process that is "well-founded in narrative theory, phenomenology, psychoanalytic theory, trauma studies and aesthetics." Thus, in the realm of Art Therapy, counselors can engage children to bridge gaps in their interior development by making connections through story between the mind, the emotions, and the body's actions (Harpaz, 2014). Likewise, Watts, Oburu, Lah, Hunt and Rhodes (2016) show that "singing, play, dancing and story-telling" are all effective forms of psychosocial stimulation that help children to overcome developmental challenges (p.… Continue Reading...

Lecture Xx by William James

for others to tolerate him there, is surely best" (488). James states that the conclusions of human nature can be reached through spiritual judgements only. He says that the "visible world is part of a more spiritual universe from which it draws its chief significance; that union or harmonious relation with that higher universe is our true end; that prayer or inner communion with the spirit thereof, be that spirit God or law, is a process wherein work is really done and spiritual energy flows in and produces effects, psychologically or material within the phenomenal world" (485). When it comes… Continue Reading...

Personal Experience with Lying

the course of our life. It could even be true to say that it is human nature to tell lies. Consciously or unconsciously, we often lie to evade embarrassing or awkward situations, get out of trouble, and/or make other people feel better or intimidate them. Unfortunately, even though lying may be good or bad depending on the situation at hand, or depending on who you ask, we usually disregard the impact our lies can have on not only those lied to, but also us. Even the most trivial of lies can have severe unexpected consequences. As an individual, I… Continue Reading...

Thomas Aqunias

inasmuch as God is man's beatitude." By this, the author of Summa Theologica wishes to explain that human nature, although accepting of the presence of an entity greater than all of creation, is not always clear on the concept of God. The concept of God is entrenched in our nature but not everyone has a clear idea of Him. Everybody does have a vague and general idea of Him, though. Furthermore, "There is nothing to prevent a man, who cannot grasp a proof, accepting, as a matter of faith, something which in itself is capable of being scientifically known… Continue Reading...

Aristotle’s Philosophy

action, and if there are more than one, these will be the goods achievable by action" (32). As for human nature, Aristotle demonstrates that all human beings innately crave for the absolute good that has been previously established as "happiness" by Aristotle. He further clarifies that simply living is not an act limited to human beings, as "life seems to be common even to plants." But higher than this life of growth and nutrition is the experience of sensation, but even this life is shared by brute animals. The mode of life remains is "an active life of the element,"… Continue Reading...

Struggle Between Gods and Demons

literature testifies to the struggle between light and darkness in human nature. Works Cited Doniger, Wendy. Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook. New York: Penguin, 1975. Doniger, Wendy. The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology. Continue Reading...

East Asian History Questions

and was rendered as superior to ki, which manifests more concretely in human nature and behavior. At stake, therefore, was the very nature of existence and related to Confucian epistemology as well as cosmology and ontology. T'oegye believed that I and ki remained definitively separate, as they were constructed from completely different source energy or source material. Yet T'oegye also showed how both are present or at least influence human nature (Cua 104). The concept of the four beginnings can also be traced to Mencius, and provided Korean philosophers with the ability to assert that human nature was essentially… Continue Reading...

Sigmund Freud & the Human Condition

changes can occur if psychoanalysis is used. (Journal Psyche, 2015). The Theory of human nature: Child Development, Drives, the Unconscious and Mental Determinism. The main idea in Freud's theory of human nature revolves around application of determinism to psychology. In effect, it appears to imply that humans do not possess the free will, no wonder that Freud was not very sure about the philosophical question. He thought that biological and psychological drives were critical to determining the content of unconsciousness. He also believed that human beings are capable of making rational judgments and decisions. This is similar to one of… Continue Reading...

Government’s Right to Spy

this to continue is an error, which demonstrates ignorance that is embodied in human nature. Also, it displays disregard for the responsibilities the Founding Fathers entrusted to us, to check the power of any arm of the government (Do the National Security Agency Surveillance Programs Violate American Citizens' Civil Liberties?). The scenario raises some critical questions. What will happen to our freedoms, civil liberties and our democracy if we allow the government to carry on the way it does? Recent developments have shown that they have resolved to hold on to such authority. They have combined the ability to… Continue Reading...

Miscarriage Of Justice, Race, and Poor Testimony

possibility of not knowing (Kukla and Mark 63). Such a capacity of knowing is essential to human nature. Harm is also an epistemological and practical way. Within the realm of practicality, Robinson has been subjected to the lowest rank in the social hierarchy. This is what happens to all of the members with such attributes. Such injustice is a dividing power. It separates and puts people in such different levels of the society. It gives strength and power based on the hierarchies, certainly with the higher ranks given more power and control over the lower level ranks. As much… Continue Reading...

Darwinism and Evolution in Woodlanders

"evolutionary pessimist," and this is certainly apparent in The Woodlanders, which provides an overtly pessimistic view of human nature but especially of patriarchy (625). In fact, Hardy's The Woodlanders shows that while Darwinian principles of evolution sometimes favor members of the species with no moral scruples, in the end the survival of the fittest showcases the strengths of those who were previously of the subordinate social classes, people like Grace and Marty in The Woodlanders. Although social Darwinism is usually used to perpetuate injustice and inequality, a deconstruction of social Darwinism that is applied to Thomas Hardy's The Woodlanders… Continue Reading...

Gothic Literature in 18th Century England

faith and doctrine on sin and revealed truth, seeking instead to find a new truth regarding human nature (or at least to justify human nature's many contradictory facets, as Rousseau would do); second, would come the Romantic Age -- a return, if not to the mystical and religious fervor of the medieval era, then at least to the nostalgia associated with the medieval -- particularly the medieval ruins that dotted the English countryside reminding the natives of an early time, an almost now ancient history, an era where faith had a great deal of influence in political, social, and… Continue Reading...

How Democracy Leads to Tyranny

vulnerable to corruption at every level (from the voter to the legislator to the executive to the judicial). human nature is not above corruption and left to a legalistic system will always find ways to utilize legalese to its own ends as opposed to the ends for which it is supposed to function. Second, it acts as an illusion of choice in the long run, while the ruling class makes the decisions that impact the lower classes' lives. Democracy offers the "common man" the hope of having a say in how one's government goes about the business of overseeing… Continue Reading...

Philosophy

is to create another tree (Adler, 1997). A second theme that can be discussed is human nature and cause of existence. In the same manner in which Aristotle perceives purpose in systems of biology and anatomy, final causality of human beings is seen as well. This is because in their nature, human beings are prepared and bound for a final end (Hassing, 1997). In accordance to Aristotle, taking into consideration that human beings are inherently rational, an argument can be made that rationality is the final cause of human beings and that our ultimate and fundamental purpose is to live… Continue Reading...

Locke Vs Hume on Consent

1748. "David Hume: Of The Original Contract." Constitution.Org. http://www.constitution.org/dh/origcont.htm.] [7: Hume, David. 2006. A Treatise Of human nature. 1st ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press.] [8: Locke, John. 1993. Two Treatises Of Government. 1st ed. London: Everyman.] Argument for One Side As for what side makes more sense, it is perhaps reasonable on the past of Hume to suggest that no contract or "agreement" of the explicit sense is being made when people see what the government is doing yet they don't rise up, march the streets or otherwise engage in any sort of lawlessness or violent resistance. This should not… Continue Reading...

Feminism in Frankenstein Introduction

supernatural through encounters with nature and the darker side of human nature too. Therefore, the introduction to the 1831 edition of the novel Frankenstein promotes the novel as a whole by prompting the reader to pay attention to its autobiographical symbolism and feminist discourse within a Romantic framework. The 1831 introduction shows that Shelley's Frankenstein is a novel that covertly addresses gender identity and explores the pitfalls of patriarchy. For one, the sardonic introduction lambastes the publishers' persistent questions about the origins of the novel, almost as if the publishers had been pestering Shelley because they did not believe… Continue Reading...

Causes and Consequences in American History

seems too obvious. History is in part a study of human nature, and enables modern readers of history to apply historical lessons to current events and circumstances. It is not as if people are good at learning from the past, so much as it is a worthwhile endeavor to understand what happened, and to glean a big picture understanding. History would seem useless without postulating on causes and consequences, because the endeavor of history is to understand the systems -- the interrelatedness of culture, technology, leadership, social structure, the economy, and geography. Without understanding the ways these systems work,… Continue Reading...

Artificial Intelligence and Futurism Transhumanism

anthropomorphizing AI before AI really exists, and to be projecting human nature onto systems that are almost by definition potentially more advanced and as Bostrom would put it, "superintelligent" than their human counterparts (Shead 1). Artificial intelligence might in fact be the only hope for humanity. Science fiction does present a somewhat optimistic view of artificial intelligence, showing that artificially intelligent systems can be more humane (or actually more human) than human beings themselves. For example, the replicants in Blade Runner act in ways that are more judicious than their human counterparts, who treat AI abusively. The filmmakers lead… Continue Reading...

Management Dilemmas After Disasters

provides an opportunity to change where necessary. The approach recognizes human nature of individuals who consequently do not operate like machines. As a result, engaging a social strategy in dealing with the dilemma remains necessary. The attributes of understanding, respect, communication, and support supplement the peaceful mediation of the existing ethical dilemma situation (Aswathappa, 2013). The case of shrinking staff demands delicate and consistent communication with those affected as the predicaments would affect their future lives. The strategy shies away from the criticisms of rigidity. The acknowledgment of the human nature of individuals means that a combination of techniques… Continue Reading...

The Human Nature Of Othello

Othello's human nature comes through in a number of ways in Shakespeare's play of the same name. Othello is presented in a heroic light but at the same time his faults and failings are more than apparent and become increasingly pronounced as the drama unfolds. First, his willfulness is on display when he elopes with Desdemona, the daughter of a senator without the consent of her father, who he knows would not approve. Second, his jealousy is piqued by Iago, who looks to bring down the Moor and… Continue Reading...

The Meaning Of the Christian Sacraments

-- we have a tendency to resist or be mystified by the divine nature. The human nature on the other hand calls to us and we recognize it. We recognize the divine nature as well but tend to be frightened by it: we are like those who asked Christ to leave them after He sent the demons into the pigs which then rushed into the waters and drowned. When Christ presents himself as the presence of "Abba" it is in order to help us to see that the mystery of our salvation is bound up in the mystery of… Continue Reading...

Global Warming Implications Essay

time has not already run out. Certainly, it is human nature to look for good news in the scenario and it is not surprising that many analysts seized on the purported hiatus that occurred beginning in 1998 as evidence that the problem might not be so severe after all. Subsequent research, though, has not only confirmed that global warming continues, the pace of warming is accelerating at an alarming pace. In the final analysis, it is reasonable to conclude that it will require a global effort to address this global problem and there is no time to waste. Continue Reading...

How Public Perception Shape the Performance Of the Fire Department

meant to judge any individual or institution because it reflects the human nature. Fixing the problem will entail taking ownership and being accountable for departmental actions. Influencing Factors Trust is an essential part of emergency departments, which includes the fire services where simple acts of community care are accorded to their clients. For Fire Departments, trust is important because it shows their ability when upholding the public’s safety and thus, is vital for the existence of the department. The mere fact that trust has been lost has eroded the image of the Fire Department. However, the perception of many… Continue Reading...

Hawthorne Vs Poe Story Comparison

styles. However, the two utilized these tools rather differently. On the one hand, Hawthorne delved into and discovered human nature’s realities, while, on the other, Poe examined the hearts of people by critiquing their thinking, values, and actions. Both were able to emerge successful when it came to the exploration of short story details, employing words for developing a vibrant world for their readers. Via the genres of gothic and romance fiction, Poe and Hawthorne have effectively widened the horizons of readers, replacing unexciting, old stories with intriguing ones that deal with an enigmatic human reality as well as… Continue Reading...

A Good Man Is Hard to Find Flannery O'connor

ignorance and hypocrisy. The Misfit’s presence in the story shows O’Connor might have a dismal view of human nature. Ironically, the Misfit seems more intelligent than the grandmother. Although he is violent, debased, and evil, the Misfit is not hypocritical or delusional like the grandmother. Unlike the grandmother, the Misfit does not lie either. When the story reaches its climax, the Misfit claims that his parents were fine people: “God never made a finer woman than my mother and my daddy's heart was pure gold,” (O’Connor 147). Indeed, they probably were. The Misfit’s evil nature is not attributable to anything… Continue Reading...

Christian Worldview

aspect of an individual’s life. It affects how an individual interprets the character of the world, human nature, and the purpose of life (Hiles & Smith, n.d.). Christians have their own worldview or beliefs with regard to the nature of God, humanity, Jesus, and restoration. This paper describes these beliefs, eventually analysing the strengths of the Christian belief and how it influences a person’s thinking and behaviour. God According to Christianity, there is only one God. The Bible describes God as a supernatural, eternal being responsible for everything in the universe. He commands the oceans, He makes the birds… Continue Reading...

Why Parents Should Be Liable for Their Children's Bullying

to hold parents legally or otherwise financially liable for what amounts to human nature and traditional rites of passage. Furthermore, even so-called “helicopter parents” cannot be with their children every second of the school day so educators and administrators are also responsible for allowing bullying behaviors to occur. Finally, from a societal, “it takes a village” perspective, it is also the responsibility of all Americans to report instances of bullying and even intercede if young people are in danger. In sum, the causes of bullying behaviors and the number of different places these behaviors can occur makes it impossible… Continue Reading...

Criminal Law Cases Examinations

“A man is not born to run away. The law must consider human nature and make some allowance for the fighting instinct at critical moments. In Texas it is well settled, as you might imagine, that a man is not born to run away” (DeWolfe Howe 1953, 1:331). Are any of the statements relevant to battered woman domestic violence cases? Do you agree with the statements? Explain your answer. All of these statements are relevant to a battered woman in domestic violence cases. I agree with the statement, depending on the situation. 4. In your opinion, did Peggy Stewart… Continue Reading...

Abortion and Ethics

is to be happy, as Aristotle suggests, then every person should conform to the natural, moral laws intrinsic in human nature. These laws may be made clear through introspection and reflection. If a person does not eat, he will starve and die. A person therefore should eat because life is better than death. If a person has a job, he should do it well or else he will be fired. A person should do the job well because having a job is better than being unemployed. If a person is married, he should look after his spouse lest she… Continue Reading...

How Important Is the Idea Of Equality to Each Theorist

to prove the unnatural-ness of contemporary moral inequality agreed upon by men and deems consideration of human nature vital to studying natural law, in addition to charting its evolution with time. He writes, “I conceive that there are two kinds of inequality among the human species; one, which I call natural or physical, because it is established by nature, and consists in a difference of age, health, bodily strength, and the qualities of the mind or of the soul: and another, which may be called moral or political inequality, because it depends on a kind of convention, and is… Continue Reading...

Deepak Chopra Book Path Of Love

the ways modern psychology has for so long been steeped in Freudian pessimism: “Freud painted a picture of human nature that is grimly unloving,” (10). Reading Chopra’s book offers a refreshing, albeit unscientific, alternative to psychoanalysis. While many readers may consider the text psychobabble instead, Chopra’s The Path to Love can be considered a valuable contribution to any new age and self-help bookshelf. Works Cited Chopra, Deepak. The Path to Love. New York: Crown, 1997. Continue Reading...

Biblical Worldview

initiated. The biblical worldview incorporates into such a teacher’s perspective the Old Testament conception of human nature: the fall of man, through the first sin; the loss of the kingdom of Heaven; the consequence of sin being sickness and death; and the longing for eternal companionship with God, the Creator of all things. This worldview and the Christian philosophy which goes with it, provides one with a path to moral education as well: it allows one to inform the character and grow in accordance with the dictates of the New Testament—namely, to put off the old man and put… Continue Reading...

The Bible Zetterholm and Pauls Teachings

commandments to the best of their ability. Lapses in judgment due to human nature or sin can be rectified via atonement and divine intervention. Thus, God always intended for faith to be a prerequisite for salvation. The endeavor to live by the commandments is itself insufficient. Paul’s transformative message of faith alone being the key to salvation appears to run contrary to contemporary living in a consumer society. Likewise, Paul’s message appears, at least on the surface, to conflict with ancient Jewish teachings. It is possible to reconcile Paul’s teachings with both Judaism and modern life. For one, God… Continue Reading...

Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics and Virtue Ethics

On the other hand, a person who develops moderate views and open-minded inquisitiveness embraces the diversity of life and human nature. References Aristotle. Nicomachean Ethics. Trans. Roger Crisp. http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/samples/cam032/99036947.pdf Sandel, M.J. (2004). The case against perfection. The Atlantic. April 2004. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2004/04/the-case-against-perfection/302927/ “Traditional Theories of Ethics,” (n.d.). Continue Reading...

The Great Gatsby Essay

it’s like getting into a time machine and going back to the 1920s. Even so, it demonstrates how human nature hasn’t changed that much in the almost century since the book was written. If you find yourself working on such a writing assignment, do endeavor to be as innovative in your points, ideas and interpretations as much as possible. Be creative. This is because teachers have spent their careers reading the same repetitive analysis of this book—much of which is often very narrow in scope. If you find yourself stuck, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our writers… Continue Reading...

Good and Bad Experiences with Leadership Essay

is your chance! In this class, we have been examining human nature and leadership from several perspectives. Your task is to apply that academic knowledge to your own history. Source Material: You may include any leaders that you served under in any formal organization. Some examples might include: former teachers, college professors, coaches, bosses, pastors, and church elders. If you served in the military, superior officers would be good choices as well. Try to think of specific leaders that you either loved or hated, and then try to identify specific incidents that illustrate why you feel that way. You… Continue Reading...

Artificial Intelligence and Eternal Life Essay

punishment for sin -- for Original Sin -- that which makes human nature fallen. AI, as Kurzweil sees it, is a way to avoid death, to escape the debt that the Christian God has placed on all creation. For Kurzweil, the myth of religion is most likely not something he genuinely feels compelled to regard as important. His interests are in science, in nanotechnology, in "the law of accelerating returns," as he calls it (Casti 663). Not everyone believes as he does, however; some, who still maintain the traditional views of the past and of the Old World in… Continue Reading...

Professional Accountability and Patient Safety

less empathy towards the said patients. This is more so the case given the fact that it is basic human nature to feel offended when treated unfairly – more so when the perpetrators of the said treatment are beneficiaries of the affected party’s kindness. In some instances, the said empathy could be extended to other patients in the facility. Towards this end, the quality of care advanced to patients by nurses could suffer in two ways. One, when the nurse is distracted by an actual threat or fear of violence (maybe as a consequence of a previous incident), this… Continue Reading...

Five Principles Of Management

relations facet of a company necessitates a grasp of individual behavior, support and knowledge. Mayo’s theory promoted the human nature vision within corporations. Mayo has contributed significantly to providing insights into industrial organization and labor. The Hawthorne experiment represents a breakthrough and historic study in the area of administrative thought, supporting interdependence rather than individualism, and collaboration instead of competition. These experiments paved the way for the social management theories. The novel theoretical framework addressed social requirements. Evolving needs and a complex industrial community resulted in a theory that gave importance to social ethic (Narula, n.d). The human relations… Continue Reading...

Niger Sudan and the Issue Of Slavery

a call to the rest of humanity—a reminder that the dark side of human nature still exists, and that people who are in a position of power have a responsibility to address this dark side and to restrain it. From the Sudan, to Niger, to other parts of Africa where slavery is still a norm in spite of laws that have been passed to ban it, there is a need for real human leadership to intervene and put an end to this suffering. The stories of modern day slaves are important to hear because they shed light on the… Continue Reading...

Performance Evaluation for Managers

Performance Evaluation The fact that so many managers dislike performance evaluation is as old and common as human nature itself. Performance evaluation is so disliked by so many because it requires that one take a long and hard look at oneself and engage in the process of problem-solving and making changes. Finding solutions and making changes are two of the most difficult challenges to face human beings because it forces them to dig deep and engage in a process that doesn’t always have the clearest of steps and which may or may not be successful. However, performance evaluations are necessary… Continue Reading...

Book Trade Between China and France an Assessment

Chang’an Avenue. Some of the short stories contained therein focus on the complexities of life and the weaknesses of human nature. This is particularly the case with The Woman with Flowers and The Fight in the Popular Forest – where, without going into much detail, the frailties of men and the timid nature of the adult world are highlighted. Through fictionisation, most of the books published in France from China, such as Mo Yan’s pieces, effectively uncover various social deficiencies and moral decay. It is, however, important to note that although the imagery used appears to be extreme on… Continue Reading...

William Gibson's Neuromancer on Technology and Humans

Science fiction frequently portrays a dystopian reality to demonstrate the faults and failings in human nature or in human societies. Technology becomes an extension of human nature, enabling people to abuse or exploit. In William Gibson's novel Neuromancer, the author offers a bleak portrayal of the ways human beings use technology. Humans interface with technology in a way that obliterates their ability to relate to one another or experience emotions like compassion and empathy. The protagonist Henry Case is an exception, which is why the audience can relate to the ways he tries to subvert the system.… Continue Reading...

Theories Of Humanistic Psychology History

important to remember that not all humanistic psychologists had as positive view of human nature as Maslow and Rogers. Rollo May, for example, recognized that free will and one’s inner daimon could lead one to pursue destructive or self-destructive behaviors (Rowan, 2015). Humanistic psychology has never been monolithic, but does embrace all aspects of the human experience including spiritual, emotional, and other intangible, immeasurable elements of life. All the main theories of humanistic psychology encourage self-awareness as well as a solution-focused, positive and forward-thinking approach to therapy and healing. Issues like creativity, fulfillment, personal growth and development, and spiritual… Continue Reading...

Behaviorism Psychoanalysis and Hte Psychology

disciplines of philosophy and religion, the first scientific, empirical studies of human nature and behavior began more concertedly in the nineteenth century. William Wundt opened the first real laboratory dedicated exclusively to psychology in 1879, signifying the birth of the scientific study of psychology prior to its fragmentation into different empirical disciplines (Baker & Sperry, 2018). Following initial forays into structural and functional analyses of the human mind, researchers began to take varying approaches including those that focused on the internal or subjective experiences of people, such as psychoanalysis, and those that focused more on measurable outcomes such as… Continue Reading...

Ethical Dimensions Of the Innovator Role

that highlight experiment ethics is The Stanford Prison Experiment, which provided a simple narrative regarding human nature (Resnick, 2018). According to McLeod (2017), this research was conducted to examine how willing and ready people would adapt to roles of prisoner and guard through a role-paying exercise that fabricated prison life. The study’s participants were randomly assigned to either a prisoner or guard role in a fabricated prison environment at Stanford University. Given the findings of this experiment, it’s usually considered as the most compelling psychological study regarding human nature and included in multiple introductory psychology textbooks and cited without… Continue Reading...

The Global Economic Crisis

Capitalism The problem with the kind of thinking that postulates that human nature is based on self-interest is that underlying this supposition is the assumption that human nature is completely rational and logical and would never do anything to harm itself. This is not the case and economic booms and busts indicate as much. Self-interest is not always aimed towards a positive end. Sometimes, for instance, short-term self-interest is detrimental to long-term self-interest and vice versa. Sometimes people are motivated not by self-interest (at least in a temporal sense) but by charity, kindness, selflessness, self-sacrifice, or altruism. It could be… Continue Reading...

Depression or Oppression in the Yellow Wallpaper

her frustrations, or simply converse meaningfully with. This actively denies her an essential component of human nature. It should also be noted that Charlotte’s freedom of movement is curtailed. The ‘yellow wallpapered’ room could symbolically be viewed as her detention facility effectively meaning she is more or less a ‘prisoner’ whose right to both association and movement has been truncated. The short-story also alludes to the treatment of women as the weaker sex and paints a picture of an extremely obedient and submissive woman. Charlotte’s husband is in this case the dominant figure – a fact proclaimed by his… Continue Reading...

The Ftc Monopolies and the Market

market to prevent that from happening. Capitalism leads to domination because of the characteristics and qualities of human nature: the capitalist system simply allows for that aspect of human nature—the desire to control everything, to grow ever larger, and to dominate and crush the competition—to be possible. I do not think, however, that the FTC does a very good job about breaking up monopolies. There are plenty of monopolies that exist that it does not even touch, and I think that part of this reason is that the FTC has its palms greased by the monopolies it ignores and… Continue Reading...

Two Natures in Christ

was also addressed. Cyril of Alexandria opposed Nestorius, who advocated for the position of Mary conceiving only the human nature of Jesus—i.e., Theotokos rather than Christokos. Cyril convinced the Council that Nestorius was wrong—but Nestorius refused to submit nonetheless. Emperor Marcian called to order the Council of Chalcedon. Nestorius was still spreading the idea that Christ had two personalities rather than two natures. The Council aimed to show that Christ had one personality that was whole and unified—i.e., that He was both God and man, without any division or separation between his two natures ever at any point. The… Continue Reading...

The Artistic Appeal Of a Clock

than simply presenting the time, the clock presents something of the wonder of our human nature—our dual-condition in a sense: our need to know the time that we might schedule our activities, our work, and achieve the aims of our necessity; at the same time, the clock’s beauty gives us pause from our activity and reminds us that work alone is not the purpose of life but that there is a higher plane where beauty invites us to calmly reflect on creation, on our spiritual side, and the duties we owe to our Creator who made us in His… Continue Reading...

How Modern Medicine Was Developed

the physician had insight into both the nature of the universe and human nature. This is what informed the Galenic view of the body as being fluid mainly because it was composed of four humors namely blood, black bile, yellow bile, and phlegm. It was believed that the four humors were formed by the same elements that constituted the cosmos (fire, water, air, and earth). The imbalance that caused an illness needed to be cleansed and the cleansing was done by using specific diets and bloodletting. In those Greek times, people had for a long time believed in the… Continue Reading...

Sexuality Feminism and Advertising

that sex is one of the most powerful motivating forces of human nature (Jones). Sex and gender thus took center stage in advertising over the years. In this paper, the way that gender, consumption and ideology are tied together in advertising will be shown. This paper argues that sex and gender stereotypes persist in advertising media and that sexuality has become more provocative over time. This has happened in spite of feminist movements. Today, sexuality is something that women feel they can use to dominate men. These ads show that sex and gender in advertising is still a powerful… Continue Reading...

How to Improve It the Amazon Customer Experience

2018). According to Bezos: “Their expectations are never static — they go up. It's human nature. We didn't ascend from our hunter-gatherer days by being satisfied. People have a voracious appetite for a better way, and yesterday's 'wow' quickly becomes today's 'ordinary'” (Clifford, 2018, par.13). Bezos says that he takes both metrics and anecdotal evidence under consideration when constructing company policy, to ensure that there is an alignment between processes and growing customer expectations. One example of what Amazon is doing right is its willingness to take responsibility even for mistakes which are not necessarily its fault. For example,… Continue Reading...

Durkheim and Weber on Sociology

calling for fish to swim in something other than water. For all his study of human nature, it appears that Weber never abandoned his German idealism. Durkheim, on the other hand, was full of French secularism and sought a way to see society perfectly regulated so that all parts related to one another with unity, cohesiveness and coherence. Neither seemed amenable to accepting the mystery at the heart of human society—the mystery of inspiration, love, life, music, laughter and the soul. There was something distinctively mechanistic about their methodologies that limited their ability to view society most fully. Durkheim… Continue Reading...

Social Media and Fake Newa

have to remember, however, that we are dealing ultimately with failings in human nature—failings that cannot be bred out of us, or manipulated out of our behavior. We are a flawed people—but we are also a people who have the ability to rise above and be better, individually and as a community. This paper will argue that in order for us to use media wisely and effectively, we have to bring back the kind of objective journalism and respect that use to be commonplace in the field: we have to end the era of “fake news” by holding accountable… Continue Reading...

Leadership and the Issue Of Ethics

our modern day businesses have not really evolved to be more ethical today. The reason is that human nature is still the same as it was 100 years ago and modern businesses are still run by human beings. People are always going to be looking for ways to cheat or scam others, and so to assume that just because our businesses have developed and evolved to be more refined thanks to technology is to assume that somehow human nature has changed as well. It has not, and a simple perusal of the latest headlines will reveal as much. In… Continue Reading...

Israel S Human Rights Violations

a learned concept within society. Many studies have been conducted on how and why racism occurs; within human nature it has been seen that people are prejudice to ‘outsiders’. There are a variety of methods in preventing and eliminating racism which include education and tests. Enforcing all citizens to take courses and integrate within schools to minimize the amount of prejudice seen in society. Majority of time is spent at work or school; therefore, it is important to implement education on diversity in common areas to increase the understanding of unity and appreciation. These courses would include videos, seminars,… Continue Reading...

Plato and Aristotle on Passion

of the Soul To understand Plato’s approach to this question, it is necessary to understand his view of human nature. Plato believed that man had a soul and that the soul was what animated man in his entirety. The soul possessed qualities that were manifested in the man’s approach to life. The soul had knowledge written upon it, had impulses that could be driven by base desires, and had a spirit that could be described as good or bad depending on how close in proximity it was towards the Good. John Cooper points out Plato’s depiction of the soul by… Continue Reading...

Sartre's Existentialism Is a Humanism

theological hope, faith or charity. It does not focus on the worst aspects of human nature but rather on a particular view that is anti-supernatural and which holds that God does not exist and that, moreover, as a result of this awareness, man is left to define himself and his meaning singularly without the assistance of any spiritual guide or other human being. Man is, in other words, on his own and is quite naturally going to feel alienated and distant from others. References Barrett, W. (1958). Irrational man: A study in existential philosophy (Vol. 321). Anchor. Bracken, P., & Thomas,… Continue Reading...

Cognitive Development in Early Childhood

development. It is the period which all components of human nature and abilities are formed, and, therefore, has a direct influence on personality formation. The intricacies of this crucial stage of human development have been a major interest to scientists and psychologists in different fields of human studies. There have been many studies conducted to help proffer clear understanding of children’s cognitive development. Some of the most prominent amongst the theories in this regard are by the two psychologists whose findings have been center of reference in academic discourses regarding early childhood cognitive development. The two renowned psychologists are… Continue Reading...

How to Be a Good Leader

to develop social and emotional intelligence skills. Social and emotional intelligence is about being able to observe human beings, human nature, the way people act and react, the way they respond or use body language to convey information, and to see what is being said between the lines. It is about developing an understanding of what people say when they are not saying anything and being able to predict or sympathize with the needs of others. When one can do this, one is in a better position to offer social and emotional support, to engage with others and provide… Continue Reading...

How to Be a Good Leader

and emotional intelligence skills. Social and emotional intelligence is about being able to observe human beings, human nature, the way people act and react, the way they respond or use body language to convey information, and to see what is being said between the lines. It is about developing an understanding of what people say when they are not saying anything and being able to predict or sympathize with the needs of others. When one can do this, one is in a better position to offer social and emotional support, to engage with others and provide them with the… Continue Reading...

The Nature and Origin Of Justice

1993). Imperatively, Hume considers justice to be an artificial virtue in two different respects. To begin with, human nature on its own does not persuade or encourage humans to act in a just manner. Second of all, the thought of an action that is just, in and of itself does not naturally generate pleasure but rather it is the thought of a just act bearing in mind a particular conventional context that generates pleasure. Solely within a situation of particular artificial human conventions, does human nature direct human beings to act in a just manner and give approval of… Continue Reading...

Adam Smith Capitalism Ethics and Business

capitalism is idealistic. Smith’s concept of “enlightened self-interest” epitomizes his idealistic view of human nature, as the philosopher denies the prevailing role of greed and corruption within a capitalist system. Furthermore, Smith would have supported Reaganomics and other “trickle down” type economic policies that enable the already wealthy to grow richer, while exacerbating wealth disparity over time. Capitalism does have the potential to benefit society but only when it is tempered with ethics; when the means to achieving the ends are also ethical. Capitalism is the essence of modern business life, but contemporary firms are responding to the cry… Continue Reading...

Christianity and Psychology Personal Theory

according to Kim (2004). References Baumeister, R. F., Bushman, B. J. (2011). Social psychology and human nature (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. Carter, J. D., & Narramore, B. (1979). The integration of psychology and theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. Crabb, L. J. (1977). Effective biblical counseling: A model for helping caring Christians become capable counselors. Grand Rapids: Ministry Resources Library: Zondervan Publishing House. Kim, Y. T. (2004). A Christian counseling model: Christian psychology perspective. Torch Trinity Journal, 7. Retrieved from https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/87f2/bbbc1d5284fe7d9f3645eaeb01d412e11963.pdf Jones, S. L. (1996). A constructive relationship with the science and profession of psychology: Perhaps the boldest model yet. In… Continue Reading...