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Cyclopedia of Economics

By: Sam Vaknin

...de and supersede one's moral obligations towards non- affiliated humans. Thus, an American's moral obligation to safeguard the lives of American f... ...igation to save the lives of innocent civilians, however numerous, if they are not Americans. The larger the number of positive self-definitions I ... ...nd the ability to feel pain? Historically, philosophers like Kant (and Descartes, Malebranche, and Aquinas) rejected the idea of animal rights. Th... ...sitizes us to human suffering and makes us more prone to using violence on humans. Malebranche augmented this line of thinking by "proving" that an... ...iving them copies of it without "eroding" the original. We shed tears in the movie theatre because the director succeeded to replicate an emotion i... ...pts and tenets. Consider this sample of outstanding issues: Unlike other economic actors and agents, governments are accorded a special status and... ... is nothing morally wrong with this. Some people get to sit in the front rows of a theatre, or to travel in luxury, or to receive superior medical ... ...ists (like musicians) - often describe their interpretation of an artwork (e.g., a musical piece) in terms of this type of intuition. Many mathemat... ...nt individualism play an important socio-cultural role in this semipternal game of musical chairs. Many products have a limited shelf life or an ex...

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