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Presuppositions of the Game Theory
Presuppositions of the Game Theory
Presuppositions of the Game Theory Soloman believes that as the game theory gets more sophisticated, we tend to lose sight of the problem rather than solve it. He sees the problem as how to get people to think about business and about themselves in an Aristotelian rather than a neo-Hobbesian (or even a Rawlsian) way, which the game theoretical models simply presuppose. Soloman discusses seven presuppositions in the first section of his Ethics & Excellence book. They are: rationality and pruden
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION For decades, scholars and practitioners have been frustrated by the very limited capacity of either psychological or marketing models to predict individual choices on particular occasions. This paper discusses a theory which explains the degree to which the extant models omit important influences that produce varied individual choice behaviour. The focus of this paper is on the sequences of product purchases. Discretionary actions and activities are also covered. THE THEORETICAL AN
GOVERNMENT
GOVERNMENT
GOVERNMENT Government can not exactly be described as an industry segment but it has significant effect on the rest of the industry in every segment. Due to this big effect, we agreed that the two major effects of the government come in the form of Medicare and Medicaid. These two programs effect millions of people and eventually the health industry overall. Analyzing these programs that are very complex and intertwined with each other was a complex job. Even though we tried our best to separat
GENTIC ENGINEERING
GENTIC ENGINEERING
GENTIC ENGINEERING Abstract This paper sets out to defend human genetic engineering with a new bioethical approach, post-humanism, combined with a radical democratic political framework. Arguments for the restriction of human genetic engineering, and specifically germ-line enhancement, are reviewed. Arguments are divided into those which are fundamental matters of faith, or bio-Luddite arguments, and those which can be addressed through public policy, or gene-angst arguments. The four bio-L
Mill's Utilitarianism Sacrifice the innocent for the common good When
Mill's Utilitarianism Sacrifice the innocent for the common good When
Mill's Utilitarianism: Sacrifice the innocent for the common good? When faced with a moral dilemma, utilitarianism identifies the appropriate considerations, but offers no realistic way to gather the necessary information to make the required calculations. This lack of information is a problem both in evaluating the welfare issues and in evaluating the consequentialist issues which utilitarianism requires be weighed when making moral decisions. Utilitarianism attempts to solve both of these diff
General Motors Case Analysis
General Motors Case Analysis
General Motors Case Analysis RUNNING HEAD: General Motors Case Analysis General Motors: Cadillac Case Analysis Situation Analysis In 1986, Lloya Reuss, who was the Executive Vice President of all North America car operations for General Motor (GM), set new goals for GM to achieve because the task before Reuss was an ominous one. In 1959, when Reuss joined General Motors, GM and Cadillac had huge changed. Also, during that time, the U.S. auto market belonged to the three domestic producers (GM, F
ISLAMIC FINANCE
ISLAMIC FINANCE
ISLAMIC FINANCE TERM REPORT CAR IJARA MBA 3 (DPO) DATE: 16TH DECEMBER 2002 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS At the completion of this report, we are very thankful to Mr. Ahmed Ali of Meezan bank for his sharing of valuable information, time and providing us with useful insight into the subject of Islamic car financing.. We are thankful to Mr. Farid Khan, of Meezan Bank for sharing his knowledge of car financing with us. We are also thankful to Mr. Mansoor Ali of Citibank for providing us
The Metaethics of
The Metaethics of
The Metaethics of Ayn Rand and Objectivism Foundations of Ethics January 2001 Table of Contents o Introduction ……………………………………………….. p. 3-5 Early Ayn Rand …………………………………… p. 5-6 Literary Period ………………………….…………. p. 7-8 Philosophical Period ……………………………… p. 8-9 o Metaethics ………………………………………………… p.9-10 Existence as Primary …………..……....………… p. 10-11 Animate vs. Inanimate Objects ………………….. p. 11-13 Life and Value ………………….…………………. p. 13-14 Fact and Value: The Randian Synthesis ………... p. 15-17 The Rationa
Good Will Duty and the Categorical Imperative
Good Will Duty and the Categorical Imperative
“Good Will, Duty, and the Categorical Imperative” By Immanuel Kant 5/15/04 Ethics Immanuel Kant is considered to be one of the greatest philosophers of all time. He made significant and highly original contributions to ethics, jurisprudence, and the philosophy of religion as well as to ethics and epistemology. In his writing “Good Will, Duty, and the Categorical Imperative” Kant says “to possess moral worth is more important than to possess intelligence, humor, strength, or any other talent of t
Utilitarianism
Utilitarianism
Utilitarianism Ethics 1101 11/07/03 Some people have argued that utilitarianism doesn't account for the claims of justice and that it sometimes endorses unjust actions and makes people surrender their integrity and morals. Utilitarianism sometimes makes people do what they normally won't do because of the situation that they are placed in. My essay will explore examples of what a person would do in certain cases according to the rules of utilitarianism and the critiques of these actions. I'm aga
What are Psychopaths and How do they exist in a corporate world
What are Psychopaths and How do they exist in a corporate world
What are Psychopaths and How do they exist in a corporate world? The media may portray the psychopath as a crazed serial killer - the stuff of nightmares and horror films - but the reality is chillingly different. Not all psychopaths are violent criminals and fewer still have a desire to eat you for dinner. Many are highly successful businessmen and women, lawyers, academics, politicians, doctors and teachers. Psychopaths wear suits too... The Mental Health Act 1983 (HMSO 1983) described psychop
THE EFFECT OF THERAPEUTIC HOT PACKS ON SOFT TISSUE TEMPERATURE IN HUMA
THE EFFECT OF THERAPEUTIC HOT PACKS ON SOFT TISSUE TEMPERATURE IN HUMA
THE EFFECT OF THERAPEUTIC HOT PACKS ON SOFT TISSUE TEMPERATURE IN HUMANS ABSTRACT This study investigated the thermal effect of therapeutic moist hot packs on the underlying soft tissue of the anterior thigh in 6 healthy volunteers (23 to 31 years of age). Temperatures at 4 depths (surface, 1 cm, 2 cm, and 3 cm) were recorded via a needle thermistor and a surface thermosensor for 5 minutes before, 20 minutes during, and for 75 minutes after, hot packs application. Repeated measures ANOVA showed
From a business perspective working under government
From a business perspective working under government
From a business perspective, working under government contracts can be a very lucrative proposition. In general, a stream of orders keep coming in, revenue increases and the company grows in the aggregate. The obvious downfalls to working in this manner is both higher quality expected as well as the extensive research and documentation required for government contracts. If a part fails to perform correctly it can cause minor glitches as well as problems that can carry serious repercussions, such
BURBANK BOARDS
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UNIKIX
UNIKIX
UNIKIX In my company UniKix is a software program used my 99% of our programmers on a daily basis. UniKix really does not have a definition. It's just a name for a software product. The name was made up by taking the words 'UNIX' and the word 'CICS' and mashing them together to come up with UNIKIX. Unix and CICS are other software products you will read about in my paper. Unix is an operation system, like Windows 95, someone once told me. Unix is one of only a few operation systems that runs on
The Imposition of Law as Free Will
The Imposition of Law as Free Will
The Imposition of Law as Free Will The Myth of the Social Contract. The Social Contract is defined to be the method by which a people agree to the systematic limitation of their rights for the purpose of gaining governmental protection. It is the theory that all people agree to the imposition of law and the restriction of their personal freedoms in exchange for safety.The founding tenet of the Social Contract is that people agree to the limitation of their natural rights for the benefit of gove
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States of America, a vast nation that arose from a scattering of British colonial outposts in the New World. The first humans to inhabit the North American continent were migrants from northeast Asia who established settlements in North America as early as 8000 BC and possibly much earlier (see NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY). By about AD 1500 the native peoples of the areas north of the Rio Grande had developed a variety of different c
The Internet Pornography and Children
The Internet Pornography and Children
The Internet, Pornography, and Children Why should anyone be concerned about pornography on the Internet? After all, this is a free country and everyone should have access to anything they want, right? This position would be true if only adults used the Internet; it can not be true when children also use the Internet. Most people would agree that children should not have access to Internet sites that are considered pornographic. Does that mean that children should not be allowed Internet access
THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO HACKING AND PHREAKING
THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO HACKING AND PHREAKING
THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO HACKING AND PHREAKING BY REVELATION LOA--ASH Written: 08/4/96 Volume: 1 This document was written in Windows 95 Word Pad. The title above, and some of the text looks a little screwed up when read in anything else, so read it in Word Pad. Anyway, for those of you who are wondering what do the letters LOA under his handle stand for? Well, LOA stands for Legion Of the Apocalypse, which is a group of elite hackers and phreakers in my area. The current members of
Social Welfare Maximization and Network Pricing
Social Welfare Maximization and Network Pricing
Social Welfare Maximization and Network Pricing The growing number of users of the Internet are facing the unsettling realization that the communication services they have received in the past, for the most part free of charge, will probably no longer be free in the near future.(note 1) As the government stops playing the role of Internet sponsor and private companies become the providers of network communication services, no longer will there be anyone willing to lose money on networks for the
Ethics in Business
Ethics in Business
Ethics in Business Ethics in Business From a business perspective, working under government contracts can be a very lucrative proposition. In general, a stream of orders keep coming in, revenue increases and the company grows in the aggregate. The obvious downfalls to working in this manner is both higher quality expected as well as the extensive research and documentation required for government contracts. If a part fails to perform correctly it can cause minor glitches as well as problems that
Road Rage
Road Rage
Road Rage It seems like you can't drive more than two miles today ithout encountering road rage. Some say that road rage is a national epidemic more dangerous than drunk driving. Others find it to be a perpetual but insignificant problem. Needless to say, almost everyone agrees that road rage is an actual attitude that can be observed on most American roadways. But what is road rage? Is it some kind of medical condition? A certain habit or behavior? Or maybe it's an actual traffic accident? Road
Telecommunications Networking Report
Telecommunications Networking Report
Telecommunications & Networking Report 1. 23-Sep-99: β€œFree Web Services Challenge AOL’s Dominance” - Internet business analysts generally are not yet convinced of the viability of the free web service business model for bring profitable. None-the-less, most agree that the free access will probably take a significant chunk of AOL’s market share before running out of investor’s money. 2. 23-Sep-99: β€œVisitalk.com Builds White Pages for Web Phone Calls” - Visitalk.com has unveiled plan
Business Ethics
Business Ethics
Business Ethics Business Ethics From a business perspective, working under government contracts can be a very lucrative proposition. In general, a stream of orders keep coming in, revenue increases and the company grows in the aggregate. The obvious downfalls to working in this manner is both higher quality expected as well as the extensive research and documentation required for government contracts. If a part fails to perform correctly it can cause minor glitches as well as problems that can c
Ethics
Ethics
ethics Ethics in Business From a business perspective, working under government contracts can be a very lucrative proposition. In general, a stream of orders keep coming in, revenue increases and the company grows in the aggregate. The obvious downfalls to working in this manner is both higher quality expected as well as the extensive research and documentation required for government contracts. If a part fails to perform correctly it can cause minor glitches as well as problems that can carry s
Data Mining In A Nut Shell
Data Mining In A Nut Shell
Data Mining In A Nut Shell In today’s business world, information about the customer is a necessity for a businesses trying to maximize its profits. A new, and important, tool in gaining this knowledge is Data Mining. Data Mining is a set of automated procedures used to find previously unknown patterns and relationships in data. These patterns and relationships, once extracted, can be used to make valid predictions about the behavior of the customer. Data Mining is generally used for four main t
Expectancies As A Predictor Of Adolescent Alcohol Use
Expectancies As A Predictor Of Adolescent Alcohol Use
Expectancies As A Predictor Of Adolescent Alcohol Use INTRODUCTION This paper examines the use of an idea referred to as expectancy as a predictor of teen alcohol use. Expectancies are concepts that a society reinforces which go on to influence a person's behavior. Current clinical and field studies show that alcohol expectancies are reasonably accurate tools in estimating future drinking patterns. This paper sets out to determine the practical applications of this knowledge in the real classroo
John Rawls and Utilitarianism
John Rawls and Utilitarianism
John Rawls and Utilitarianism Heath C. Hoculock The social contract theory of John Rawls challenges utilitarianism by pointing out the impracticality of the theory. Mainly, in a society of utilitarians, a citizens rights could be completely ignored if injustice to this one citizen would benefit the rest of society. Rawls believes that a social contract theory, similar those proposed by Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau, would be a more logical solution to the question of fairness in any government. So
Critique Of Bentham's Quantitative Utilitarianism
Critique Of Bentham's Quantitative Utilitarianism
Critique Of Bentham's Quantitative Utilitarianism Over time, the actions of mankind have been the victim of two vague labels, right and wrong. The criteria for these labels are not clearly defined, but they still seem to be the standard by which the actions of man are judged. There are some people that abide by a deontological view when it comes to judging the nature of actions; the deontological view holds that it is a person's intention that makes an action right or wrong. On the other hand th
Computer Viruses
Computer Viruses
Computer Viruses A virus is a program that copies itself without the knowledge of the computer user. Typically, a virus spreads from one computer to another by adding itself to an existing piece of executable code so that it is executed when its host code is run. If a virus if found, you shouldn't panic or be in a hurry, and you should work systematically. Don't rush! A Viruse may be classified by it's method of concealment (hiding). Some are called stealth viruses because of the way that they h
Sport Psychology
Sport Psychology
Sport Psychology To fully understand sport psychology, we must ask ourselves two very important questions, first, what is sport psychology and second, who is it for? Put in the most sim-ple way, sport psychology can be an example of psychological knowledge, principles, or methods applied to the world of sport. Two psychologists, Bunker and Maguire, say sport psychology is not for psychologists, but is for sport and its participants. (Murphy & White, 1978:2) However, it can be argued that sport
Dramatic Fluctuations Of Devil's Lake ND
Dramatic Fluctuations Of Devil's Lake ND
Dramatic Fluctuations Of Devil's Lake, ND Dramatic Fluctuations of Devils Lake, North Dakota: Climate Connections and Forecasts Connely K. Baldwin and Upmanu Lall Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-8200 Introduction The recent (1992-date) record rise in the level of the Devils Lake, North Dakota, has led to a number of questions as to the nature of regional and global climate variability, and the utility of existing methods for forecasting lake levels and asse
Theory Of Varied Consume Choice Behavior and Its Importance
Theory Of Varied Consume Choice Behavior and Its Importance
Theory Of Varied Consume Choice Behavior and Its Importance For decades, scholars and practitioners have been frustrated by the very limited capacity of either psychological or marketing models to predict individual choices on particular occasions. This paper discusses a theory which explains the degree to which the extant models omit important influences that produce varied individual choice behaviour. The focus of this paper is on the sequences of product purchases. Discretionary actions and a
Info Resource MGMT
Info Resource MGMT
Info Resource MGMT Info Resource MGMT: 1) A system is a combination of technologies, people, processes and organizational mechanisms. An example of a system is the production of a car. The system would combine the technologies used to create the machines that put the car together, with the people that run the machines, the assembly line process for building the car, and the salesman that sells the car, which creates the original mechanism for the cars to be built.v -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Ethics in business
Ethics in business
Ethics in business Ethics in Business From a business perspective, working under government contracts can be a very lucrative proposition. In general, a stream of orders keep coming in, revenue increases and the company grows in the aggregate. The obvious downfalls to working in this manner is both higher quality expected as well as the extensive research and documentation required for government contracts. If a part fails to perform correctly it can cause minor glitches as well as problems that
Mill's utitlitarianism
Mill's utitlitarianism
mill's utitlitarianism When faced with a moral dilemma, utilitarianism identifies the appropriate considerations, but offers no realistic way to gather the necessary information to make the required calculations. This lack of information is a problem both in evaluating the welfare issues and in evaluating the consequentialist issues which utilitarianism requires be weighed when making moral decisions. Utilitarianism attempts to solve both of these difficulties by appealing to experience; however
Third Course of Lectures on General Linguistics
Third Course of Lectures on General Linguistics
Third Course of Lectures on General Linguistics (Τ­ΧχΥί£ΊFerdinand Email: Μα½»£Ίxuyanfei ) ΅γ»χ:7676 Ζ±Κύ£Ί76΅ΘΌΆ: Source: Saussure's Third Course of Lectures on General Linghuistics (1910-1911) publ. Pergamon Press, 1993. Reproduced here are the first few and last few pages of what are notes taken by a student of Saussure's lectures. Ferdinand de Saussure (1910) Third Course of Lectures on General Linguistics [28 October 1910] Introductory chapter: Brief survey of the history of linguistics The
Charles Riffe
Charles Riffe
Charles Riffe Cronan Case [email protected] Facts: Paul Cronan was employed by New England Telephone Company (NET) in 1973 as a file clerk and promoted to service technician in 1983. In 1985, for a period of six month, Cronan began sporadically missing work due to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) related symptoms. Cronan's supervisor requested explanation of the absences and assured Cronan that this would be kept confidential. Cronan explained his AIDS status, was excused for the da
Economic Consequences of Software Crime
Economic Consequences of Software Crime
Economic Consequences of Software Crime In 1996 worldwide illegal copying of domestic and international software cost $15.2 billion to the software industry, with a loss of $5.1 billion in the North America alone. Some sources put the total up-to-date losses, due to software crime, as high as $4.7 trillion. On the next page is a regional breakdown of software piracy losses for 1994. Estimates show that over 40 percent of North American software company revenues are generated overseas, yet nearly
Software Licensing
Software Licensing
Software Licensing In 1993 worldwide illegal copying of domestic and international software cost $12.5 billion to the software industry, with a loss of $2.2 billion in the United States alone. Estimates show that over 40 percent of U.S. software company revenues are generated overseas, yet nearly 85 percent of the software industry's piracy losses occurred outside of the United States borders. The Software Publishers Association indicated that approximately 35 percent of the business software in