• Technology

    PRACTICAL ISSUES IN CYBER-TECHNOLOGY

    The Internet and privately owned computer networks, such as wide area networks (WANs) and local area networks (LANs), are perhaps the most common and well-known examples of cyber-technology. However, cyber-technology represent the entire range of computing system, from stand-alone computers to privately owned networks to the Internet itself. Practical issues in cyber-technology are not limited to the Internet; they also include privately owned computers networks and interconnected communication technologies. It is the technologies that we refer to collectively as cyber-technology. Hence, ‘cyberethics’ captured the wide range of practical issues involving cyber-technology. ‘Cyberethics’ is more accurate than ‘computer ethics’. The term ‘computer ethics’ can connote practical issues associated with computer machines,…

  • Language

    THE PREVALENCE OF AMBIGUITY

    Ambiguity is important and it is worth examining, what the phenomenon is and how it differs and relates to similar phenomena such as indexicality, polysemy, vagueness, and especially sense generality. An uncle can be satisfied by both brothers of mothers and brothers of fathers, the phrase is not ambiguous but unspecified with respect to parent. ‘Ambiguity’ refers to a different phenomenon from many closely related cases of multiple permissible interpretations. Distinguishing ambiguity from these related phenomenon can be a difficult and tendentious affair. An ambiguity could happen by entries that are homophonous, or even co-spelled, but differ in meaning. ‘Duck’ is both a verb and a noun as is ‘cover’.…

  • Uncategorized

    WHAT ARE PROFESSIONS?

    A profession may be defined as an occupation that requires an extensive and through process of training designed to equip its practitioners with the level of knowledge and skills required to provide certain services that are important to the organized functioning of society. This suggests that the essential distinction between an occupation and a profession is that the former is any job you engage in as means of livelihood but which does not requires what might be described as a high level of knowledge and skills. Consider professions such as medicine, architecture, and law have traditionally practiced on a fee-for-service basis with a personal individual relationship between the client and…

  • Politics

    PROBING THE CONCEPT OF POLITICAL POWER

    It is sometimes difficult to make a distinction between power in terms of authority and power in terms of coercion because the senses are interconnected. Authority is a type of power that citizens are prepaid to accept because they city believe that it represents a justified legitimate use of power while, coercion is the type of power which citizens accept not because it is felt to be threatened or actual use of force. There are those who are of the opinion that authority and power is one and the same thing, while others insist that authority is something different from power. Those who hold the last view argue that the…

  • Uncategorized

    PROFESSIONAL-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

    The authority and responsibility in decision-making between the professional and the client takes different forms. A client can have most of the authority and responsibility for decision-making, and the position of the profession is that of an expert that acts at the direction or instruction of the client with the objective of protecting the interest of the client or facilitating the achievement of the client’s goal. We can also suggest that the relationship between a professional and a client is quite personal. This is because professionals and client have a relationship of mutual trust and cooperation. It is as though they are involved in a mutual venture or partnership. An…

  • Morality

    WHAT IT IS TO BE VIRTUOUS

    Acting as a good person ought to act: responsibly, charitably, honestly, reliably, friendly. Living up to the best of what we are. Virtue is a trait of character that is to be admired; one rendering its possessor better, either morally, or intellectually, or in the conduct of specific affairs appropriately, and persistently. To understand fully what constitutes virtue, requires knowing the criteria of right conduct. And these criteria are independent of the criteria for a virtuous character. The ethics of virtue could still be primary, in the sense that being a virtuous person could still be what is most important in morality. But to know how to achieve this state…