Ownership Having things, we all like having things. Media and popular culture is rank with the need and competition for the ownership of tangible things. By this bigger car! Get this special spoon-fork hybrid! It is a constant and dangerously consuming race and it is not surprising that because of it some philosophers, like Plato, have concluded that ownership is damaging to one’s morals. But then there are philosophers like Aristotle, who say that tangible ownership can help develop a person. And their opinion is not unfounded. Owning things that we feel we’ve earned brings a great amount of confidence. But it’s not just things, it’s also ideas, traits and skills, at least according to philosopher number three Jean-Paul Sarte. This is where thing step off the track of confidence and vanity and onto the winding way of self-awareness and identity. Ownership, on both existential planes, is incredibly important in shaping a character, but if we want the growth be positive then we must stay vigilant, for in the owning of both the tangible and intangible there is the constant threat of being consumed. At its best ownership can be an effective way to learn responsibility. Think of the child’s allowance, given to teach them how to manage money. Whether we realize it or not, we as a community use ownership, to shape others’ characters on a daily basis. Sometimes it’s not the ownership, but the desire to own that is used to motivate. Instead of a regular allowance the needs to do chores without prompting to earn his cash. Instead of buying snacks and knick-knacks, the couple saves money and buys a new car. The story behind an object can greatly increase its value and the self-worth we feel when we see it. The same can be said for skills and ideas. The person born with wonderful artistic skill will certainly take pride in their talent and creations, but the artist who spent years honing his skills will feel this to an even greater extent as well as be more humbled from
Cinematography and the Concept of Ownership in Il Posto
Il Posto (Ermanno Olmi, 1961), on the whole, makes a statement against an immerging consumer and corporate culture and its dehumanizing effects. The main character, Domenico (Sandro Panseri), is a young man looking for employment in lieu of education or some other form of self-enrichment. During his quest he becomes infatuated with a fellow applicant, Antonietta (Loredana Detto). After the initial phase of their application process, they wander….
For centuries, celebrated philosophers and important thinkers have pondered the relationship between ownership and sense of self, ultimately asking the question, “What does it mean to own something?” To an extent, I agree with Plato, Sartre, and Aristotle. Owning something implies control over an object. With ownership, there comes responsibility, which agrees with Artistotle’s belief that ownership of goods helps develop moral character. One has to be careful not to let the objects one….
English 111 YD12
Eric Steineger, Instructor
September 3, 2013
When people hear the word “own” or “ownership,” they think of tangible items that they can touch and hold. More importantly their mind probably goes straight to that BMW sitting in the parking lot or that iPhone 5 in their pocket. When people start thinking about, what “makes them who they are.” They may start by saying well, “I’m a good person, I volunteer…” and so on, but eventually it gets to, “…and I have….
Ownership is defined as the act, state, or right of possessing something, although, in our minds the idea of ownership varies with the person (Ownership). Throughout history, the perception of ownership has been viewed differently depending on circumstances including time. For example, during the beginning of exploration times there were issues with claiming land--white men thinking they were superior they believed they had right to other’s land. Psychologically, the human mind has developed a sense….
Sense of Ownership
A sense of ownership is not necessarily owning company stock, but a feeling of ownership in the work process. As employees develop this sense of ownership there is an increased sense of pride, motivation and self-esteem. The long-term impact is increased productivity.
Generating a sense of pride can be a difficult task, however, it can be cultivated by developing a sense of ownership. Employees become much more attached to their work if they feel like a part of the process.….
English II, 3rd Block
23 September, 2013
“I think people are morally obligated to allow their bits and pieces to be used to advance knowledge to help others” (Korn). Different people have opposing opinions on the topic of whether or not patients or doctors own the body tissues after it’s been removed from the patient. Ownership is the act, state, or right of possessing something. Tissue ownership is different from ownership because once it leaves your body, you no longer own….
Aristotle and Sarte bath have two different views on ownership. Aristotle’s view of ownership is tangible, to own something does not always mean to have a physical object, like a book. However, Sarte’s view of ownership is intangible, to own an inedible object, such as a theory of idea. Ownership is both tangible and intangible.
Sarte’s view of ownership appeals to ethics, a branch of knowledge that deals with morals and principles. Since Sarte’s perspective of ownership is intangible….
Issue: Gun Ownership
I. Attention Getter: "And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms; …"-Samuel Adams quoted in the Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer, August 20, 1789, "Propositions submitted to the Convention of this State” SLIDE 1
II. Purpose Statement: There is a considerable….
Aristotle believed that ownership of tangible goods is the only substantial thing that humans can take ownership on however, I agree with Jean-Paul Sartre in that “ownership extends beyond objects to include intangible things as well.”
Love is considered, by most fairy-tales, to be the most powerful thing in the universe and in many ways, it is. Love is something that not only comes from the mind but from the heart. When I love someone, it’s me that loves….
one of many parents here in Huntsville Ontario, who is very concerned about the future well being our own children, and the community’s health. Speaking on behalf of us parents, I would like to inform you on how very concerned we are about the ownership of water and how it is affecting us all.
About 97% of the earth’s water is in the oceans, and whatever is left of the ice glaciers, which leaves less than 3% of water left for human consumption (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)….