Essays Tagged: "human values"

Symbolism in Camus' The Plague

are subject to his personal ideals and morals. Camusbelieves there is no god, and essentially that human beings need to be responsible fortheir own lives, happiness, and decency. Through the eyes of ... y be moral?', 'Why live if weare just going to die?', and 'Why hope?'.Camus contends that there are human values that are good in themselves; it is justgood to be moral. In this essay I plan to connec ...

(1 pages) 97 1 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


For centuries evil was defined by human preoccupation, and it was often indicated in the English literature. From Beowulf to Macbeth, ... n the Pre-Christian time.As Christian was introduced, a new definition of evil that concentrated on human values and thoughts had emerged. The Christian believed that the seven deadly sins were the ca ... -time reader, it would appear that these 'weird sister' were the evil ones, because it was a common human perception. Who could be more evil than a witch who vowed to punish a sailor only because his ...

(2 pages) 51 0 4.2 Jul/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Cressida and the Folly of Youth" This essay discusses possible answers to the question 'what is Cressida' in Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida."

he actions of Troilus and Cressida seem more poignant because they deal closely with the concept of human values and virtues. Indeed, it seems that the love story between these two provides an overarc ... ents leads the reader of the play to conclude that, perhaps, Cressida should be devalued as a moral human being and merely chalked up as a whore. Indeed, there is much conversation between Troilus, Cr ...

(5 pages) 59 1 4.7 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Morality - The Pre-existing Doctrine

nduct.To say that modern morality consists in accepting the standard of one's age is tosuggest that human morality changes with the passing of time. This statement is justunacceptable. Morality is not ... pular music, morality is the foundation in which our society is embedded in,a foundation from which human values and standards derive from. If we are to agree thatthese values and standards are flexib ...

(5 pages) 155 0 3.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

The Future or Work

nd men and women of science and letters have looked for a future world where machines would replace human labour, creating a near workerless society of abundance and leisure.(J Rifkin 1995 p.42)This p ... lectronic miniaturisation, digitisation and information technology with its social implications for human values and the future of work. It will argue that we have entered post modernity or post Fordi ...

(17 pages) 563 0 3.8 Mar/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Jane Austen's Use of style in Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, and Pride and Prejudice

definitive grasp of the English language to have a heightened sensitivity to universal patterns of human behavior. For a woman who had written three novels by her twenty-third year, she was quite acc ... ial satire and psychological insight. Because Austen's style is so distinctly embracing a period of human values and moral idealistics, one may find common themes recurring throughout her novels. In f ...

(4 pages) 107 1 4.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

The saying "character counts" is examined in a contemporary perspective, and against historical examples.

is the preservation of honor. The concept of honor is unknown to the animal world. Preservation of human values elevates the level of life, from the animal to the human.? Today, we can see people app ... he animal to the human.? Today, we can see people appealing to animal instincts over their inherent human values.What is character? The definition best suited to this essay is the moral or ethical gro ...

(4 pages) 58 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Nuremberg Trials.

of justice might be patterned like. To many, the trials indicated that transgression against basic, human values would no longer be tolerated by the world. A process would now be in place to hold peop ... lerated by the world. A process would now be in place to hold people accountable for crimes against humanity.The first international war-crimes trials began in November 1945 in Nuremberg, Germany. On ...

(2 pages) 69 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Huckleberry Finn: How it expressed Mark Twain's pessimistic views on the South's social and governmental's system

imistic views on Southern Society during the Reconstruction time period. He asserts his opinions on human values such as greed and racism and shows his ridiculing views on religion and government inst ... n religion and government institutions. Twain obviously was dissatisfied with the overall ethics of humanity and cleverly used a teenage boy to state his disagreement with the South's moral principles ...

(4 pages) 46 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Tawin

he truths about life in the South during the pre Civil War time period. He asserted his opinions on human values such as ignorance and racism and showed his ridiculing views on religion and government ... n religion and government institutions. Twain obviously was dissatisfied with the overall ethics of humanity and cleverly viewed on Southern Culture during the Reconstruction Era. The novel depicts th ...

(4 pages) 25 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Simple Thoughts from a Young Leader

ing their responsibilities as a public servant. Criminals and terrorists are rampant in our nation. Human values are apparently forgotten. Do you think we can we still make our society devoid of these ...

(1 pages) 34 1 3.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Moral Values

ed by choices, options, or moral dilemmas, the decisions we make will indicate what values we hold. Human values give worthiness and respect to life. The foundation of human values are based on &middo ... ive worthiness and respect to life. The foundation of human values are based on · Dignity of human life · Respect and consideration for the "other" · The importance of integrity a ...

(6 pages) 153 0 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

The Secular Worldview

dview is the way of thinking about the world where the only truth worth considering is one based on human values alone. Only the value of this world matter, religion is pushed out of the picture, and ... two hundred years.The Anthropocentric ApproachThe modern worldview is an anthropocentric {meaning "human centered"} approach. Modern worldview, including most religious ones, tend to be anthropocentr ...

(13 pages) 147 0 4.5 Sep/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Devolution Of Mankind

It is humankind's dearest wish to be separate and elevated from nature, engendering the belief that the hu ... we try to hide the truth in order to preserve our illusions. It is vital for people to realize that humans are a composition of nature and when environmental conditions turn adverse they are also affe ... cted. In "Dry September" by William Faulkner the inviable setting causes the breakdown of the human values while the visceral will of survival produces impetus in people to destroy what they bel ...

(5 pages) 313 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


al outcome. Thought is considered as simply an instrument for supporting the life intentions of the human being and has no real metaphysical (abstract) significance. Pragmatism stands opposed to princ ... nges via new discoveries. In its ethical aspect pragmatism holds that knowledge that contributes to human values is real and that values play as essential a role in the choice of means employed in ord ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Literary Study

a book- the reading and the study of literature cannot and do not take place outside the context of human values.One's unique personal experiences are from whence their values are formed. These values ... Read-"the outer image of inward things".Literature proves the richness not the limitations of being human.Literary criticism is discernment-the ability to see.The student needs to form their own criti ...

(7 pages) 35 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Personality Theory on Oprah Winfrey

nimal. Important theories of personality are trait theory (Allport), psychoanalytic theory (Freud), humanistic theory (Maslow) and social learning theory (Bandura). Trait theory refers to characterist ... choanalytic theory analyses contradiction between selfish instinct of an individual and his imbibed human values and ideals. Humanistic theory gives importance to healthy concept of self in a personal ...

(3 pages) 110 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Tim Obrien

n the family. For O'Brien, the "true core of fiction" is "the exploration of substantive, important human values" (Caldwell 71). This essay is a brief biography of Tim O?Brien?s family-educational bac ... sion," and commented that to write "good" stories "requires a sense of passion, and my passion as a human being and as a writer intersect in Vietnam, not in the physical stuff but in the issues of Vie ...

(5 pages) 26 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

What is the Purpose of Critical Criminology?

cal criminology, the concept of alienation was used. This led to seeing deviancy as an assertion of human values, and to a methodology about how this assertion was controlled. A political economy emer ... Walton and Young insist that criminals choose to break the law. They dismiss all theories which see human behaviour as directed by external forces. They see the individual turning to crime as 'the mea ...

(8 pages) 122 1 4.7 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Homosexual Marriage: Same-Sex Marriage

ed. Some people still argue the definition of marriage. It has been change by homosexuality because human values are equal anyone in the world. Everyone has the same rights. Is marriage to bring up ch ... with this, and Bennett is the opponent. However, what Sullivan really wants to say is the right of human being. Everyone has the same right, and there is no difference between men and women and black ...

(3 pages) 21 0 3.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Art Essays