Essays Tagged: "self interest"

Ethical Dilemma

was thinking as a Consequentialist. Personal ethical egoism thinks that I always ought to act in my self-interest.One of the hardest decisions I ever had to make involved whether or not I would drink ...

(3 pages) 263 0 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Abigail's desires and actions. Main characetr in Arthur MIller's "The crucible"

In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, there is one character who, because of herselfish and evil ways, causes the destruction of many people in the town ofSalem. This character is ... of many people in the town ofSalem. This character is Abigail Williams. In the play, jealousy, and self-interest are the two characteristics that are seen constantly throughout theplay. These charact ... she was overcome by loveand jealousy, and she was willing to do anything to get John back to her ownself. Since she was overcome, she had no concern with morals, and starts tosin heavily by starting t ...

(3 pages) 61 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Everyone in " A Man For All Seasons" by Robert Bolt, is pursuing their own ends. What makes More special?

aracters disregard all sense of morality as they plunge into a approach which primarily encompasses self-interest. In all, most of the characters in the play personify selfishness in one way or anothe ... characters in the play personify selfishness in one way or another. Of course there are some whose selfishness is more noticeable than others, however at some point they are all deficient in their co ...

(9 pages) 78 0 3.0 Dec/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How greed and ecnomics can be related. Everything in included here. Good luck!

aw of economics justifies this behavior. Each and every person is expected to act in his or her own self-interest without giving the outside world a second thought or glance. Countless economists have ... conomic psychology clearly explains the irrational way people behave with their money and resources.Self-interest is a concept that was developed by Scottish economist Adam Smith. This principle state ...

(5 pages) 142 1 4.3 Jun/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Censorship - A Crime of the Ages. This essay deals with the crime of censorship of literature, and how we cannot allow it to keep developing in our nation (USA).

hip is the most common social blasphemy because it is mostly concealed, built into us by indolence, self-interest and cowardice," his words, however old, remain true even today. Censorship. The very w ... another. The Censorship of literature, in any form, is wrong and represents an attack on humanity itself.As Allan Jenkins once put it, "Censorship in any form is the enemy of creativity, since it cuts ...

(2 pages) 244 4 4.3 Aug/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights


euthanasia is wrong. It is inherently wrong, but it is also wrongly judged from the standpoints of self-interest and of practical effects.Before presenting my arguments, it would be well to define "e ...

(5 pages) 192 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Cultural Revolution Study Notes

ial economy. The classical economists started from the assumption that individuals are motivated by self-interest. They maintained that people serve their own interests best when they provide the good ... ermost beliefs, feelings, or emotions. The search for a personal inner voice was often expressed in self-portraits.- The Romantics also made an important contribution to painting by popularizing lands ...

(9 pages) 204 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

"Money follows Greed", about Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. The qualities that make a good person, do not necessarily make a successful one.

n our system, and those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism, and self-interest are the traits of success." This proclamation is one of the most unfortunate but true ... defined as the amount of wealth one can amass. The easiest way to acquire wealth is to keep to yourself, trust no one, and hoard your dividends. Those deemed most successful therefore are most likely ...

(2 pages) 40 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Adam Smith vs. John Maynard Keynes

onomic break-through is that no one should worry about the economy. The economy will take care of itself because it is driven by self-interest. Given that greed is a quality that drives just about eve ... nd efficiency. There is no need for government regulations because the market will always correct itself, eventually. The only elements needed are greedy profit driven producers and stupid people to b ...

(6 pages) 251 2 4.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Soul, Body, and Augustine's and Machiavelli's Views on Human Nature

ustine and Machiavelli are similar in their pessimistic views toward human nature, looking at human self-love and self-interested, full of evil, cruelty, betrayal, violence and war. Yet the two views ... disobedience to God, but Machiavelli believes that men are naturally sinful. For Augustine, love of self rather than God is driven by soul, by placing self ahead of God. By contrast, Machiavelli think ...

(10 pages) 224 1 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Managing people in the new century

ed workforce. In the 1840s common humanity and political pressure began to combine with enlightened self-interest among a few of the larger employers to make them aware of alternative ways of managing ... (for satisfaction of hunger, thirst, shelter) or socially acquired needs (for love and friendship, self-esteem, status).Against this background of a search for single explanations of worker motivatio ...

(19 pages) 1194 2 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

A Leader Is Born: A Tribute To George W. Bush

yesteryear America. This is at our doorstep. This is the Americans chance to put all the issues of self-interest aside; to put aside bickering and stand united. Our President whom only yesterday stoo ...

(3 pages) 129 1 2.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Hobbes' views on humanity. Is this conception of humanity accurate, that is, is man a self-preserving and anti-social machine? Are humans ultimately selfish and perpetually in a state of conflict?

come quite close to swaying the crowd. Thomas Hobbes leads to say that human beings are ultimately selfish and always in a state of conflict. While it may sound a bit preposterous, it is quite logica ... cially in today's society. Is every good or concerned act, thought or feeling only in that person's self -interest? Are there exceptions to this, or is it all of mankind?So then, can be accurately say ...

(10 pages) 113 1 2.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Dual Executive - An examination of how the media indirectly controls the government.

es manipulate the media to create favorable impressions of themselves and their policies. Acting in self-interest to entertain a large audience, the press often sensationalizes events and fails to ful ... sidential elections.American faith in the president as a bold leader who placed national good above self-interest began with George Washington, who was well known and admired for his ideology, self-di ...

(13 pages) 333 1 4.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Madison's Great Error: Religion.

be addressed, and explains why and how each point is important. His first point is that faction, or self-interest, is bad for a Democratic Republic. He wrote, "Among the numerous advantages promised b ... ency to break and control the violence of faction. The friend of popular governments never finds himself so much alarmed for their character and fate, as when he contemplates their propensity to this ...

(10 pages) 57 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Manifest destiny.

will lead to a chaotic civil war, from one perspective, pull the two sides together but in the end self-interest rules.National unity among the states was the goal, but many plans seemed to either ba ...

(2 pages) 51 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Infestation of Feminism.

negative ways. It is based on very little and it has been promoted very effectively by women whose self-interest appears to be their chief interest: regardless of the costs to everyone else. Betty Fr ...

(4 pages) 87 2 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Literary Response Essay (The Club, David Williamson).

be seen that this seemingly simple Australian comedy is a serious indictment of our life and times.Selfishness, jealousy, envy and greed. These are the images portrayed by the characters of 'The Club ... eed. These are the images portrayed by the characters of 'The Club'. In essence, they are driven by self-interest, willing to compromise personal and institutional integrity for personal greed and gai ...

(4 pages) 63 0 4.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

J. Gay-Williams: The Wrongfulness of Euthanasia.

euthanasia is wrong and it is inherently wrong, but it is also wrong judged from the standpoints of self-interest and of practical effects. He defines Euthanasia as, "an essential aspect of euthanasia ... people regard themselves or others as something less than fully human.His second argument is about self-interest. The above arguments are sufficient enough to show that euthanasia is inherently wrong ...

(3 pages) 80 0 4.7 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte and the reasoning for his failure.

class, the peasants. The French Revolution was nothing more than a vatical to assert the power and self-interest of men like Robespierre and Danton.Napoleon Bonaparte arose from this turbulent time a ... uced by the French class system. The makings of a improvised upbringing and a time of indulgence of self-profit. Hence, it was only inevitable that a Napoleon Bonaparte would be unleashed on the world ...

(10 pages) 141 0 3.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History