In Stephen M. R. Covey’s The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything, he gives some great tips on how to gain, keep, and rebuild the trust of others, whether they be coworkers, family members, customers, or complete strangers. He emphasizes the importance of trust in every relationship, purporting that relationships are built on and sustained by trust. And even the best relationships can be broken and destroyed by lack of trust. Without trust, actions are misinterpreted and motives are questioned. Covey contends that trust always affects two outcomes – speed and cost. When trust increases, speed increases and costs decrease. Conversely, when trust decreases, speed decreases and costs increase. The Speed
In Is Justified True Belief Knowledge? (1963) Edmund Gettier challenged the classical analysis of knowledge as justified true belief, showing cases where a justified true belief was held but knowledge wasn’t. In his cases luck correlates the belief with truth, not justification. If this analysis is correct, then justified true belief ≠ knowledge. In what follows, section-one will outline the classical analysis of knowledge and Gettier’s challenge to it. Then I will explore two respective proposals in response to this challenge: section-two, Lehrer and Paxson’s No-Defeaters approach (ND); section-three, Goldman’s Appropriate Causality Proposal (ACP). Concluding both limit knowledge too strictly to be full accounts of knowledge; raising further problems needing resolving. ND implies we know very little by due to subjunctive conditionals. ACP limits knowledge to a causal relation, thereby denying the internal account of knowledge and necessitating a further reliability condition. Ultimately, both raise unanswered questions on the limit of knowledge and to what degree any justification condition applies.
Some people may believe that prophecy and apocalyptic literature is a well-known subject because there are lots of books and papers concerning it, but there is still so much that will always be misunderstood. Prophesy and apocalyptic literature may have some similarities but they are structurally different in a way that makes them distinct. This paper will address prophecy and apocalyptic writings and determine the differences between them by using Daniel and Amos as templates.
Steve Weinberg’s “Taking on the Trust” is a book that chronicles the lives of both Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller. Ida Tarbell was born in Pennsylvania to Franklin and Esther Tarbell. While her family was not necessarily poor they were not rich either. At times they had to struggle to make it through while at other times they had money in the bank. One of the interesting things about her family is how strongly religion played a role in their family. Even when they didn’t have much they still tried to help out those who are less fortunate than themselves. Ida Tarbell was quite a curious youth. When she was younger and living in an oil field she witnessed that there are objects that float and objects that didn’t.
When reading literature we often attempt to use particular threads of thought or lenses of critique to gain entry into the implied historic or legendary nature of literature. To accurately process a tale in the light in which it is presented, we have to consider the text from multiple viewpoints. We must take into consideration intentional and affective fallacies and the socioeconomic circumstances of the presenter/author/narrator. We also have to consider how our personal experience creates bias by placing the elements of the story into the web of relationships that we use to interpret the external world. There also is the need to factor in other external pressures, from societal norms, cultural ideals, and psychological themes, and how
Another instance in which characters are required to make a conscious decision of whether on not to trust someone is when Guinea, the “grotesque negro cripple” (15 Melville), is introduced. At first people give him money. They do this not because they have chosen to trust Guinea, but rather because they simply find him entertaining (16 Melville). However, once the man with the wooden leg comes in people begin to question Guinea’s authenticity, which before had not even mattered. The crowd of passengers is quick to turn on Guinea and begin judging him: “finding themselves left sole judges in the case, could not resist the opportunity of acting the part” (18 Melville). Trust here is something awarded, something that must be earned under great scrutiny. Melville presents his reader with a choice of who to trust, either Guinea or the man with the wooden leg. One person must be lying,
Trust in an Age of Arrogance is an exemplary articulation of the scriptural truth about the edict of the New Testament and how the expressions of Jesus Christ ought to be taken after, rehearse without compromising it. Bishop Allison nailed down all the fundamental actualities In this book, he investigates the genuine outcomes of supplanting Christianity with secularism and the perils of grandiosity with regards to the Christian life and our salvation.
The Model of Trust Enhancement was established to enhance and maintain the public’s trust in the accounting profession. Over the last two decades, the ethics of the accounting profession has been questioned and public trust destabilized, in particular for auditors, due to the Enron debacle. The fact that an auditing firm would assist their clients with publishing an inadequate set of financial statements shows their willingness to violate laws and regulations (Sims & Brinkmann, 2003). According to the textbook, “Because trust is essential, even the appearance of an accountant’s honesty and integrity is important. The auditor, therefore, must not only be trustworthy, but he or she must also appear trustworthy” (Duska, Duska & Ragatz, 2011, p. 116). The majority of statements filed inadequately have a substantial impact on the credibility of the accounting profession as a whole. Sullivan (n.d.10) states that a CPA must possess a high level of trust, by applying professional judgment and enhancing the three trustworthy characteristics (ability, benevolence, and integrity) when resolving accounting ethics dilemmas (slide 3).
The fact that one can believe in something or a statement is based on, among other factors, the available evidence. A range of philosophers have written widely on this topic. Clifford in his Influential essay “The Ethics of Belief” defends the contention that it is always wrong for any human being to believe anything if there is insufficient evidence. He uses two stories to illustrate wrong ways through which people arrive at beliefs. William James, however, disapproves Clifford. Pascal has a different view on belief formation where he argues that reasons for believing and failing to believe in God are indecisive. The three philosophers have varied views on how beliefs are formed. This essay discusses the reasons why Clifford made the above conclusion, the position taken by James in his opposition and how the argument relates to Pascal’s Wager.
The first year of an infant’s life can be a time of great joy and learning, developmental growth physically, mentally and emotionally while providing an opportunity for parents to ensure their infant’s needs are being met. In 1965 Erik Erikson developed eight psychosocial growth stages beginning with Stage 1, ‘trust vs. mistrust’, which occurs from birth and throughout the first year of an infant’s life (Candlin 2008, p.76).
Since the fall of man, people have always been inherently evil. We must understand why people are evil, that we too are sometimes wrong, and know how to help overcome those who are evil.
Once the foundations of a building are undermined, anything built on them collapses of its own accord; so I will go straight for the basic principles on which all my former beliefs rested. Whatever I have up till now accepted as most true I have acquired either from the senses or through the senses. But from time to time I have found that the senses deceive, and it is prudent never to trust completely those who have deceived us even once. (384)
Another corrective necessary to limit bias in this work concerns personal conviction. I identify as an evangelical Christian and hold specific beliefs about inerrancy of the Protestant Christian canon; thus, delimiting apocalyptic canonical texts allows assessing other apocalyptic material without concern for faith-bias. Using these correctives and controls enabled me to find and limit bias-influence that would otherwise undermine arguments by remaining within the modernist model of false objectivity. After adding these correctives and controls, I moved to the
Authoritative epistemology occurs when an analyst relies on another person’s authority to make a judgement. Their “basis of knowledge resides in a reference to something more