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"A moral imerative is a principle originating inside a person's mind that compels that person to act. It is a kind of categorical imperative, as defined by Immanuel Kant. Kant took the imperative to be a dictate of pure reason, in its practical aspect. Not following the moral law was seen to be self-defeating and thus contrary to reason. Later thinkers took the imperative to originate in soncience, as the divine voice speaking through the human spirit. The dictates of conscience are simply right an often resist further justification. Looked at another way, the experience of conscience is the basic experience of living." (Thanks Wikipedia.)
"Kant's imperatives are supposedly derived by reason from first principles, but it seems to me that both derive their emotional force from a hidden, unstated appeal to very conventional conscience. Both amount to exactly what your mother might have said when you were bad: "What if everybody acted that way? How would you like that?"
Kant's core idea was to base all of his ethics on a signle Categorical Imperative (which simply means an unconditional or inarguable rule). The Categorical Imperative serves in some fashion as the basic axiom of his system. The C.I. can be stated this way:...
Recently, I spoke to a Congressional panel on the role of the arts in dementia treatments. Artist after politician, after most everyone expressed genuine surprise and delight over either performing their specialty with and for people living with the symptoms of dementia or watching a group performance interactions.
"Look that one can dance, and that one can play the piano, and another one can truly sing songs. Wow, one over there is painting something and I think it is food art. What about how excited everyone (and I mean everyone) got during the drum circle exercise?" These reactions are slight exaggerations, but you get the idea, I hope.
We are not fading away, almost zombies, soul-less and wit-less human beings!...
London: A medicine widely to combat anxiety and insomnia USED by people over 65 increases by 50% within 15 years the risk o Dementia, researchers have found.
Benzodiazepines are widely used in many countries, and it is prescribed to 30% of Pensioners in France, a daily reported. Benzodiazepines are a type of medication known as tranquilizers or minor tranquilizers, as opposed to the major tranquilizers used to treat psychosis. Familar names of these drugs include diazepam (Valium), Iorazepam (Ativan), clonazepan (Klonopin), and alprazolam (Xanax).
Do you really believe in miracle pills?
London: A research panel involving researchers from London Kings College, Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital are inching closer to an Anti-Ageing Pill DEVELOPING. The pill will be the first to make muscles regain power and strength. The researchers examined the process of stem cells found inside muscles and discovered why the ability of muscles to regenerate declines wit age.
This year, a trial of Dimebon, backed by Pfizer, the US pharmaceutical giant, and reported in January, failed to show any benefit, instead costing the company $750m in lost investment.
In July, Bapineuzumab, developed by Irish drug-maker Elan in association wit Pfizer and the US multinational JOhnson & Johnson, also failed to show an impact on symptoms.