Holton, on the other hand, argues that the traditional akratic account is flawed. Instead, he argues that an agent displays weakness of will when the agent unreasonably revises a resolution to do some action (Holton, 2009, p. 78).He also states that a person is only weak-willed if they revise their intentions when they were not supposed to revise them. This is what Holton calls
People are uncomfortable with stating a truth, even if it is true, because one’s senses can be misleading or inaccurate. One’s beliefs, however, can never be incorrect because who is one to say what a person should or should not believe in? Belief acts as a pillow or a safe haven in which truth is thus thrown into and loses credibility and becomes less a truth and more of a theory. Same thing applies to Wittgenstein’s pictorial references; one either initially sees something or they don’t. Saying “now I see so-and-so” does not truly validate that what one is saying is what one actually sees.
Campbell aims at justifying the importance of myths to people. On the other hand, Bill Moyers is opposed to Campbell’s argument about myths. Campbell believes that America has lost ethics of life and should find its way back through appreciating myths. Moyers differs with Campbell’s argument and consequently states that some myths are backward and cannot be accommodated in the current modern society. Personally, I prefer Bill Moyers arguments as he constantly disagrees with Campbell mythic arguments.
“In what Context do Emotion and Reason Conflict?” Knowledge can not only be gained by one way of knowing, because not only that answer would be biased, it may as well be not true, this simply is because there exist certain conditions in which one view or perspective of the case is not enough. Such situations are mostly decision making. Now the question is, whether an individual would choose a more reasonable choice that would benefit the most, or choose a more comfortable choice that is a satisfaction to the hearts content. Emotion and Reasoning are both considered as ways of knowing, however like any other ways of knowing they cannot exist alone and therefore they do have flaws. These flaws are usually associated with the fact that they are unable to fulfil the need to gain the answer since they may be biased, however even when these two ways of knowing are put together, they may contradict each other, or do not share the same view on the same exact case, this is what is considered as the conflict.
When you lie about something, you put a lot of thought into it and decide yourself whether the truth or a lie is better for you. When you bullshit, you know barely enough to just get by without having to put any effort into what you are supposed to have done. The bullshitter is lazy, and laziness is not a trait that we should
The Power of Language: How Advertising Creates Subjective Truths Truth is something that humans will never understand. It is unattainable, intangible and most importantly, relative and subjective to each individual that seeks to comprehend it. Yet, it is innate for men to try to make sense of what surrounds their lives. Truth can only be understood with words and metaphors that try to describe reality, even though this reality is subjective to each individual’s interpretation. With this, one can recognize the power that language holds within itself.
(4) The downfall of responding defensively all of the time though may discourage others from being so honest with their remarks. It can also prevent the listener from concentrating upon the message. Not only do defensive communicators send off multiple value, motive and affect cues, but also defensive recipients distort what they receive. As a person becomes more and more defensive, he or she becomes less and less able to perceive accurately the motives, the values and the emotions of the sender. (5) In conclusion I know I have to work on both of these ineffective listening skills to better my communication between fiends, co-workers, and society in
Setting a record, inventing a product, instigating a movement all require some kind of difference. Difference, is a good thing. Difference is, as noted above, a pre-requisite for excellence. The good news is difference is a basic human trait. We are all different.
There is variation in ethical opinions as to how we come to know right and wrong actions. The intuitionist school for example, takes intuition as the moral standard. The experiences commonly spoken of as intuitions typically came all at once, as if in a blinding flash. But one major problem with this view is that different people’s intuitions often conflict. And intuition itself provides no way of deciding which of two conflicting intuitions is correct.
The relationship between language and culture. The relationship between language and culture is a complex one due largely in part to the great difficulty in understanding people’s cognitive processes when they communicate. Wardhaugh and Thanasoulas each define language in a different way. Wardhaugh defining what it does and Thanasoulas defining it as it relates to culture. Wardhaugh (2002, p. 2) defines language to be: “A knowledge of rules and principles and of the ways of sayings and doing things with sounds, words, and sentences rather that just knowledge of specific sounds, words, and sentences”.