Essays Tagged: "Reason"

Justice Pays. Analysis of Plato's Republic and the concept of justice

hem, why do people engage in self-destructive activities? The answer lies in the fact that the only reason that we desire to drink is that we anticipate the result of our thirst being quenched. Our ap ... desires; they do not contemplate the results of the actions we take to fulfill our desires.For this reason, Plato believes that we must separate the soul based on how it reacts to desires. There must ...

(7 pages) 276 0 2.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Plato's Republic, a breif summary.

lato's next case is that a just and fair person is much happier as apposed to an unjust person. His reasoning is that unjust people have less of the rational part of the soul. It permits the persons d ... greatness of Plato's philosophy in the Republic is that it makes an extremely well supported, well reasoned argument on these virtuous assumputions, and provides a complete way of looking at human go ...

(3 pages) 140 0 4.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Critical Thinking and Decision Making

and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, it is based on ... ubject matter divisions: clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, good reasons, depth, breadth, and fairness. It entails the examination of those structures or elements of ...

(2 pages) 595 1 5.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

It is our moral responsibility to Question God's existence and if there is a God, would he want us to use our reason.

e it for a purpose. Furthermore, if there is a God, then he has blessed one with the ability to use reason, so in giving one the ability to reason, one should use it. If one's reasoning is questioning ... is questioning the existence of God, then why is it wrong to question God's existence? If one uses reason to prove the existence of God, it is praise, however, if one uses reason to question God's ex ...

(3 pages) 96 0 4.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Human Function.

part from everything else. He defines the human function as "an activity of the soul in accord with reason".When Aristotle defines the function of a human being, he is able to roughly define its excel ... function in excellent manner. In other words, the human excellence is the active live according to reason executed well. It is here that the highest good lies.First of all, the nature of this good is ...

(5 pages) 69 0 2.6 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Short essay discusses why Socrates did not fear death.

Socrates has valid reasons to not fear death. He says, "Whether life or death is better is known to God, and God only" ... a bad example and doing the citizens an injustice by not abiding by their laws. Socrates' personal reasons for not fearing death are reasonable and moral. Only a person who abides to the laws of the ... t is enough to say that in being honourable and knowing that he is doing the right thing, he has no reason to fear death.When one has no reason to contemplate death because their life is not at risk, ...

(2 pages) 69 0 4.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Critical Thinking Article Summary and Critique

l Thinking: Distinguishing Between Inferences and Assumptions) the authors focus on two elements of reasoning, inference and assumption. The authors define an assumption as "something that we take for ... al thinking was about and that their audience was interested in learning more about the elements of reasoning.EmotionEven though there was not emotion expressed from the authors in this article, the c ...

(2 pages) 205 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Applying Reasoning

Applying ReasoningHave I applying sound reasoning in problem solving? The answer to this would be yes, but th ... em solving? The answer to this would be yes, but the true question should be when don't I use sound reasoning? I use sound reasoning on a day to day basic for work. As I have stated in my BIO, I inves ... th a solution to a crime or crimes or in other words problems. To due this I have to use good sound reasoning.A good example I have in using sound reasoning when solving a problem I had at work was wh ...

(2 pages) 239 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

The Crucible: Emotion Vs. Reason

The Crucible: Emotion Vs. ReasonMany different themes are presented in Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. Of those many theme ... Miller's play, The Crucible. Of those many themes, one of the more dominant ones is emotion versus reason. This theme is found throughout the play. It occurs when there is an internal struggle betwee ... nd what is felt or done on the spur of the moment.In The Crucible, emotion sometimes prevailed over reason. This is evident in Act III during the scene in the courtroom where Abigail and the other gir ...

(1 pages) 34 1 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Where do we learn more?

sagreement often causes stress and inhibitslearning. Bearing this argument in mind, they have "good reason" to resistlearning from those whose view of points they partly or even completely dis-agree. ... s is witnessed in manycases, we can learn from people whose views we share their way of analysisand reasoning, which may be different from our own yet still helpful andinstructive. Though the end is t ...

(2 pages) 29 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

What is Ad Hominen argument?

m arguments try to discredit a claim or proposal by attacking its proponents instead of providing a reasoned examination of the proposal itself. Hence, "ad hominem" literally means "against the person ... le taking a strong stand on family values in his/hers presidential campaign. This seems be adequate reason to use the ad hominem argument against the presidential candidate. In this case it should be ...

(6 pages) 260 2 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

What is Critical Thinking?

ing skills. Critical thinking is analytical and logical; it evaluates ideas and identifies the most reasonable ones. Critical thinking is clear, precise, accurate, relevant, consistent, and fair.In sh ... ers and assesses relevant information, using abstractions to interpret the informationcomes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant standardsthinks within alternative ...

(2 pages) 230 0 4.6 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Critical Thinking Styles, Forces of Influences and Fallacies

to allow them unlimited access to the consumables when they were not present or unavailable. Their reasoning was that time was money, and if they did not get it, than they wouldn't get anything accom ... hand trust in them. The shift manager on the other hand, denied any such requests regardless of the reasoning. He informed all the department managers that if they did not uphold the procedures and re ...

(5 pages) 136 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

"All of the other Ways of Knowing are controlled by language." What does this statement mean and do you think it is a fair representation between perception, emotion, reason and language?

of knowing.I don't think that this statement is a fair representation between perception, emotion, reason and language. In my opinion language does not control emotions since any form of language is ... re triggered by stimuli and if those stimuli were verbal, then language obviously controls emotions.Reason is defined as a thought or a consideration offered in support of a determination or an opinio ...

(5 pages) 52 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

"A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove" by James Moloney

at their mother. They were unaware that their mother was on her way home when her bus crashed. The reason that they didn't find out she had died was because she had smuggled aboard the bus and the po ... Beryl. Beryl didn't want the boys, she feels like she has been forced to look after them. The only reason she keeps them is because she is getting social security money and because Carl is paying her ...

(3 pages) 25 2 3.5 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Quest for the Truth

life? Much of who we are is based upon what we consider to be the truth; truth that is supported by reason and inference. Many consider life more worthwhile by living based upon what is considered to ... considered to be the truth, not one based upon lies and groundless illusions.For many individuals, reasoning is used to discover the truth. Logical reasoning often times extends our grasp for the tru ...

(3 pages) 47 0 5.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Logical Fallacies

A fallacy is defined as a mistake whereas a logical fallacy is defined as a mistake in reasoning. (Logical Fallacy, 2006) As illustrated in the article from, a fallacy ca ... e article from, a fallacy can be easily mistaken for two types, a type of mistaken reasoning or a decision made based upon bad reasoning. In order to determine a fallacy, the reasonin ... gnize and understand, therefore fooling some people some of the time. In order to understand how to reason correctly, you must realize and understand how to correctly identify, recognize, comprehend a ...

(4 pages) 70 0 3.3 May/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Hume: matters of fact and rela

ning Human Understanding, he attempts, by way of empiricism, to uncover the basis for knowledge and reasoning. Hume deals with the principle of induction, and his views on synthetic and analytic truth ... their important implications.Hume comes up with the relation of cause and effect as the only way to reason beyond our senses. Hume then decides that the only way that we come to think in terms of caus ...

(4 pages) 51 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Self Reflection Paper

With reviewing the Quantitative Reasoning for Business Overview document and taking a look at what it entails I am going to discuss ... ourse in finance, accounting, operations and research will be related to economics.The Quantitative Reasoning for Business Overview document has giving and shown the materials I will need for reasonin ... e when I am going or moving along with any future offers or better positions.Reference:Quantitative Reasoning for Business Overview, University of Phoenix, Intergrated Classroom, Retrieved from 10/14/ ...

(2 pages) 155 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Critical Thinking and Decision Making

ts that come within the range of one's experiences; knowledge of the methods of logical inquiry and reasoning; some skill in applying those methods."Critical thinking is required whenever we are in a ... t the criteria for rational conversation break out. But the habit of questioning the quality of the reasoning for a belief or contention is implicit in our daily living." (Browne 2006)To think critica ...

(5 pages) 11 0 0.0 Oct/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays