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The Morally Obvious - The Morally Obvious I. Obviousness. There is no way to contrive an ethical theory which does not rely in the end upon moral judgments that are subjectively "intuitive" or obvious or "just seen". No matter which of the major approaches to ethical theory one takes, an ultimate reliance upon the individual's intuitive judgment is inevitable. If one supposes that moral valuations are sui generis, irreducible, the deliverances of a moral sense or faculty, then manifestly what one "just feels" or "just sees" to be morally valuable will have to be the final court of appeal....   [tags: Ethics Philosophy Moral Papers]
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The Ways Webster Presents the Duchess - Critical opinion about the ways Webster presents the Duchess is divided. Some critics blame her for being irresponsible, bold and too passionate. Others praise her for her courage in fighting against tyrannical authority. Consider these two opinions in the light of your study of the play. What do you think of Webster's Duchess. In good pieces of literature such as Webster's Duchess of Malfi, an intriguing and captivating character should always have two sides, and with such a complex character critical opinion will always be divided....   [tags: English Literature] 1025 words
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Are Socretes' Arguments about Death Sound? - Are Socrates Arguments Sound. Socrates believes one cannot fear what one does not know. He believes since no one has an absolute knowledge of what follows death in the natural world, man should not fear death. He has several arguments to back this up. In this paper I will look at two of his arguments and conclude that his arguments are unsound due to the fact that opinions are not truths. First of all, to prove Socrates' arguments are not sound, one must know what a sound argument is. In a sound argument all of the premises must be true....   [tags: Philosophy] 577 words
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Publicizing Execution of the Death Penalty - "Punishment," writes McTaggart, "is pain and to inflict pain on any person obviously needs justification." But if the need to justify punishment is obvious, the manner of doing so is not. In fact, there is a wide variety of opinion on the single issue of publicizing execution. For example, Even though Sister Helen Prejean, a spiritual advisor who worked with death row inmates wrote the deeply moving novel Dead Man Walking, her ideas to make a difference may be impractical wishes to others. In addition, Prejean finds the moral cost of death penalty too damaging to tolerate, and thus she believes those death row inmates who "have died a thousand times already" deserve to die and stop suffering...   [tags: American Literature] 1055 words
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A Discussion of Suicide and Euthanasia - A Discussion of Suicide and Euthanasia Assisted suicide refers to the action of providing a person with the means to commit suicide. It does not mean the same as euthanasia, which is when an easy and gentle death is achieved. Although the terms are similar in their interpretation, the differences are strong, and result in the differences in their interpretation in the legal system. Abortion is the removal of a foetus from the womb before it can survive. Beliefs on abortion vary dramatically between religions, and therefore people can very strong opposed views....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 777 words
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Racism in Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad - Racism in Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad In recent years, the debate over the merits versus the racial shortcomings of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness has raged hot. Many, notably David Denby and Chinua Achebe, have come down on one side or another of the issue. I contend, with the help of the written opinions of Denby and Achebe, that Heart of Darkness, while racist in its views, is nonetheless a valuable and commendable work of art. In 1975, celebrated Nigerian author Chinua Achebe (Things Fall Apart, 1958) gave a lecture at the University of Massachusetts condemning Heart of Darkness as "an offensive and totally deplorable" book that should not be considered a work of art....   [tags: Papers] 445 words
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The Perceptual Process - The perceptual process can be very deceiving to some people, for example, take a deep woods country boy from Arkansas and put him in New York or Los Angeles , everything he may have been taught growing up is flying around in his head fast enough to make him dizzy. That’s because the setting in the perceptual process could be the most important ingredient in that process. There are three ingredients to this process. The perceiver, which is the person forming an opinion about another based on many different things, such as values and attitudes....   [tags: essays research papers] 437 words
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Essay on Behavior in All Quiet on the Western Front and Lord of the Flies - Comparison of Human Behavior in All Quiet on the Western Front and Lord of the Flies       An author's view of human behavior is often reflected in their works. The novels All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque and Lord of the Flies by William Golding are both examples of works that demonstrate their author's view of man, as well his opinion of war. Golding's Lord of the Flies is highly demonstrative of Golding's opinion that society is a thin and fragile veil that when removed shows man for what he truly is, a savage animal....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Expression is Not Free - Expression is Not Free It is said that writer's block is the inability to write because of a loss in creative thought about a given subject. It is entirely possible that this term can be attributed to other aspects of writing and life in general; it is this area I will explore. Virginia Woolf explains the angel in her house as the pure spirit that would come between her and her paper when writing reviews about men. ' You are writing about a book that has been written by a man. Be sympathetic, be tender, flatter, deceive, use all these arts of our sex.'; She was able to slay this angel because of a trust fund left to her by family, which paid her a handsome living....   [tags: Writing Writers] 870 words
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Crito's Argument - The purpose of &quot;Crito&quot; seems intended to exhibit the character of Socrates in one light only, not as the philosopher, fulfilling a divine mission and trusting in the will of Heaven, but simply as the good citizen, who, having been unjustly condemned is willing to give up his life in obedience to the laws of the State. The main argument that seems to entail the discussion between Crito and Socrates is the opinion of the majority on Socrates’ fate. In the &quot;Crito&quot; Socrates states, &quot;Why should we care so much for what the majority think?&quot; (Plato 45) Socrates believes that we should not care what the majority thinks because those who are rea...   [tags: essays research papers] 1381 words
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Harold E. Stearns’ Critique of American Culture in the Book, Civilization in the United States - Harold E. Stearns’ Critique of American Culture in the Book, Civilization in the United States Harold E. Stearns and his colleagues set out on a mission to enlighten and inform the American society of the 1920’s in their book entitled Civilization in the United States. Thirty-three authors with the aid of an editor, Stearns, instead produced a highly controversial and inadequate account of certain aspects of life in American society. According to critic Arthur Schlesinger the writers of Civilization in the United States fell short of their goal of producing a critical depiction of American society and instead wrote "supercilious reflections" (167)....   [tags: American America History]
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The Use of Vocabulary in Dulce Et Decorum Est and The Volunteer - The Use of Vocabulary in Dulce Et Decorum Est and The Volunteer 'The Volunteer' by Herbert Asquith and 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' by Wilfred Owen are two poems, which cast very different opinions on the Great War of 1914 - 1918. In 'The Volunteer' Asquith has created an inspirational mood, one that indicates patriotism and optimism. However, 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' contrasts 'The Volunteer', with its angry and bitter mood. One of the principal aspects that help to create the mood is the use of particular vocabulary....   [tags: Herbert Asquith Wilfred Owen Poetry Essays] 1305 words
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A Comparison Between the Film Gladiator and the Poster - A Comparison Between the Film Gladiator and the Poster The poster for the film gladiator is a form of still media. They have done this poster to draw people’s interest to watching the film. I believe that they have used some very effective techniques which in my opinion work very well together. The words in the caption ‘a hero will rise’ are all affirmative. I think the word ‘hero’ is very effective because when I read the word ‘hero’ I visualise a person who is admired for doing something very brave or great in the film....   [tags: Papers] 408 words
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Plato, Sir Francis Bacon, and Albert Camus: What is knowledge? - Knowledge, that certain indescribable thing that everyone thinks they have a little bit of, is an elusive concept that nearly every philosopher from ancient Greece to the modern day has given at least a nod to. How, after all, can we know that we are right in something if we don't know what knowing is. This question, and the sometimes futile attempt to answer it, is called epistemology. More specifically, it is the study of how we know and what that knowledge actually is. Is knowledge objective, subjective, something else, or even possible....   [tags: The Myth of Sisyphus]
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News Is it prime time or all the time? - News Is it prime time or all the time. Media influence has become a social mainstay in contemporary society. Not only do newspapers, radio, television and magazines strive to inform and entertain, but they also hold a significant power over what people believe. Since its inception, the standard of media presence was long a tool of integrity and fairness. Newspersons and entertainers may have embellished here and there in order to put more flavor into a certain piece or program, but for the most part, there was a distinct significance to an inherently honesty portrayal....   [tags: essays research papers] 1178 words
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Why Does The Government Only Have Two Parties - Why does the United States only have two principal political parties. What role can 3rd parties play. There are many reasons why America has only two major political parties. It could be the cause of the federal government. The major parties reflect its decentralized structure. Candidates are recruited at the state or local level and are responsive primarily to their own state or local constituencies. At the national level, they consist of local party representatives. This state local orientation affects the policy positions that parties take and the decisions that their elected officials make....   [tags: Political Science] 1175 words
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The Bloody Sunday in Derry in 1972 - The Bloody Sunday in Derry in 1972 Introduction ------------ The Bloody Sunday was undoubtedly a very traumatic event for the Irish people. Fourteen Irish men did not deserve to die and this was the most horrific attack that took place during the troubles. Feelings of bitterness between nationalists and unionists still last today because of it. The Irish people demanded an explanation on why Bloody Sunday happened and were given the Widgery Inquiry not long after the event....   [tags: Papers] 682 words
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Key Elements:The story of an hour - Key Elements:The story of an hour · Plot: Standard plot. A woman who receive the notice of her husband's death, and when she begins to felt freedom her husband appear again and she can't accept it and fall died. · Characterization: Few characters a. Mrs. Mallard or Louise: Mallard's wife. Was afflicted with hearth trouble. b. Josephine: Mrs.Mallard's sister. She was who told Mrs.Mallard the notice about her husband death. c. Richard: Mr.Mallard's friend. He heard about the notice about his suppose death....   [tags: English Literature] 376 words
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Capitalism or Constitution: Who Runs the United States - After reading two different views on what influences political power in the United States, I have set out to answer 4 questions assigned to me to help define how laws and regulations are laid out, and in most cases, gone around all together. In the text "American Government", the reading was a very fundamental basis of how the federal government was ran according to the constitution and the various philosophies that members of political leadership employ to wield power to influence voters and fellow congressional leaders....   [tags: Politics] 447 words
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Use of Propaganda in George W Bush's War on Terror - Missing Works Cited On September 10th 2001 Gorge W Bush announces that the US was engaged in a “War On Terror”. In looking at how propaganda has been used during the “War On Terror” Adolph Hitler’s assessment of how propaganda can be used to best effect is extremely relevant. Propaganda appeals to peoples emotions through its reliance on stereotypes and national myths. Propaganda is most effective when it limits the extent of information presented and repetition is essential. The propaganda campaign that has run in relation to the War on terror has effectively utilised all these tools and thus been extremely successful....   [tags: essays research papers] 668 words
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Emma Woodhouse and Clueless Cher by Jane Austin - Emma Woodhouse and Clueless Cher by Jane Austin Jane Austin's "Emma Woodhouse" and "Clueless" Cher, both portray the same six qualities as main characters of their respective works. These qualities are best seen as they interact with the characters around them. The first portrayal is self-control. This is portrayed in "Clueless" when Cher finally realizes Josh is the one for her and not the other guys she has gone out with (Clueless). In "Emma," Emma feels going after Frank will complete her and she ends up being successful (Emma)....   [tags: Papers] 424 words
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The Importance of Teachers in Human Resources - The Importance of Teachers in Human Resources One of the most significant parts of the Human Resources is teachers. They are essential resources in qualifying students at schools. So, they have a direct relationship with the students. That is to say, once a teacher is dissatisfied with his or her job, effects are likely to appear on his or her students. Therefore, in order to enhance the teaching system to end up with better qualified students, teachers’ dissatisfaction must be terminated....   [tags: Human Resources Essays] 522 words
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Failure of Democracy - Failure of Democracy According to David Herbert Donald in the article Why They Impeached Andrew Johnson, “Rarely has democratic government so completely failed as during the Reconstruction decade.” As voiced by Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address, the nation is a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” However, during the period of reconstruction, the government was far from this philosophy. Public opinion was all but ignored, and all matters were decided by either President or Congress....   [tags: American History] 865 words
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The Cold War - One of my first memories is a beautiful warm summer night, sitting in the garden with my grandfather, looking up to the stars. Then my grandfather started to talk about two powerful men in the world, who have all the capability just by pushing two buttons to destroy the entire planet. The bombs would come with great light and unbearable heat and there would be nowhere to hide. Everybody and everything would be destroyed. I remember the shock I felt, I could not understand why would somebody want to destroy me....   [tags: essays research papers] 2629 words
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Ann Frank - Ann Frank was a bright happy 13-year-old Jewish girl. She was born in Germany. Ann lived with her Father, Mother and Sister. Her father owned his own business. He sold herbs and spices until 1940, when Hitler came into power. Ann&#8217;s father Mr. Frank was a kind man. He did not want to see his family go to a prison camp or be murdered because they were Jewish. Mr. Frank decided to take his family into hiding. He had a friend named Mipe, who hid his family in the annex of the building she had a business in....   [tags: essays research papers] 494 words
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Dead Man Walking Book Review - Dead Man Walking Dead Man Walking, a story by Sister Helen Prejean, is a superb book, presenting most of the aspects regarding capital punishment. According to my opinion the unique thing about this book, is its ability to make people reflect upon and even question their earlier thoughts concerning the death penalty. Many different points of view are presents, but the book doesn’t pick sides. Dead Man Walking manages to remain objective even when we approach the painful end. The book is based on Sister Helen Prejean’s experiences with inmates on death row....   [tags: essays research papers] 461 words
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The Controversy Over Internet Censorship - The Controversy Over Internet Censorship      For many people, using the Internet has become practically a new way of life, especially for college students and the like.  Various types of information can be accessed at the touch of a button: anything from encyclopedias, to surveys and essays, to articles from magazines, and adult sites.  Anyone who pays for their Internet service is usually offered space for his or her own web page, and even many free services provide space for personal web pages.  All of this available space can be used for any number of reasons: posting newsletters for community groups, advertising for businesses, or just voicing one’s opinion.  For those of us who know...   [tags: Television Media TV Censorship essays]
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Critical Thinking - INTRODUCTION Critical thinking has been defined in great depth over thousands of years yet comparison of many of these definitions show the emphasis alters between what characteristic is deemed most important for each individual. However the definition alters, the same three important principles are always included: scepticism, open-mindedness and objectivity. It is important for each individual to conclude his or her own definition of critical thinking to enable a specific authenticity that equates to an individuals academic work....   [tags: Higher Education]
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Sociology: Are People Just Puppets? - Are people puppets of society. Do we control the social system or does it control us. Society is said to mould individuals, but to what extent. Questions no one can properly answer, although different sociologists have different perspectives. We could argue `Yes, we are puppets of society' or `No, we have free will and can make our own decisions' Although the most preferred theory is that `We are influenced by society but our fate is not determined by it.' All three argue whether we are puppets of society or not....   [tags: Sociology Essays] 929 words
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Response to Hunger of Memory - Richard Rodriguez is a character of intense passion, yet states his points in an intellectual manner. I cannot help but take him seriously because this book is obviously not only written from the heart, but very well written. Hunger of Memory is not like any book I've ever read. It is a book that introduces new issues that I personally, have never thought of before. The most notable topics that Rodriguez tends to elaborate on are his feelings on bilingualists (bilingual educators), language and words, and intimacy....   [tags: American Literature] 448 words
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Avery's Article on Global Warming - As a reader the first thing I noticed about this piece is that it is an extract from The Guardian newspaper. This shows that this article is meant for intelligent and a more intellectual readership. Avery is trying to convince the reader that Global Warming is a good thing which we can benefit from. He is portraying his point of view by using his own assertions. He refers to the increase in global temperature in the next century as predicted by scientists. This method is used effectively by the author to help convince the reader to support his opinion....   [tags: Environmental Global Climate Change] 535 words
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Review Essay on Amr Moussa - Review Essay on Amr Moussa Amr Moussa is quite possibly the most influential person in Egypt. Since his opinion is regarded higher among the public than the president, his beliefs play a large role in the Arab League of States. On behalf of his personal and business achievements, I give him respect where respect is due. Since it is vital that the U.S. does not attack Iraq, it is the opinion of Amr Moussa, and the United Arab League of States that any attack on any Arab country is simply not good politics....   [tags: Essays Papers] 547 words
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Law Case Study - Law Case Study Ian, an investment broker, was approached by Victor who asked him whether he should invest in Wonder Electronics Ltd. Ian said “ You certainly should, Lord Wellybob is a director. It is a very sound company. It is my view that it will go from strength to strength. In fact, I own 5,000 shares myself which I can let you have.Â’ Victor then bought the shares for ₤10,000 ....   [tags: Papers] 1346 words
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Personal Socrates. - In “Crito” by Plato, Socrates and Crito are having an intimate conversation about reasons why Socrates should escape. Socrates is charged on corrupting the minds of the youth in Athens. Crito, who is Socrates student and close friend, tries to persuade him to escape because he did not believe Socrates committed any actual crime. Socrates believes that if the government is punishing him because he broke a commandment; then he did perhaps break a law. Socrates saw the law being a general father figure for society....   [tags: Crito, Plate, Philosophy] 1192 words
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How Different Attitudes and Perceptions Are Shown Between Generations in the Play An Inspector Calls - How Different Attitudes and Perceptions Are Shown Between Generations in the Play An Inspector Calls Older and younger generations' perceptions on different aspects of day-to-day life vary greatly in the play 'An Inspector Calls'. Priestly uses character manipulation to highlight the conflicting opinions, morals and social standards between the two generations. He uses their emotions to unravel their attitudes towards their positions in society, and roles in Edwardian society, through the death of someone they all allegedly knew and whose life they affected negatively....   [tags: Papers] 904 words
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Free Macbeth Essays - Are things as they seem? - Are things as they seem. All things have an appearance, usually a good or a bad one. Depending on the appearance something has we form an opinion about it. Sometimes the appearance something has can mislead one in forming an accurate opinion about it. In Macbeth, Shakespeare shows us that things are not always as they appear to be. This is shown through the duplicity of Macbeth and his wife, the kings sons and the servants being blamed for Duncan's death and King Duncan's inaccurate opinions. In the beginning of the play Macbeth is a well respected hero who appears to be a great guy....   [tags: Macbeth essays] 693 words
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The Death Penalty Doesn't Deter Crime - I would characterize the public opinion on the death penalty as being an uninformed opinion. More people are in favor of the death penalty, now then back a few decades ago. People are not well informed on the statistics of the death penalty, like the number of prisoners, or the racial discrimination etc. I think that if more people were informed that some opinions would be changed. It has been shown that men over women, whites over blacks, and Republicans over Democrats, conservatives over liberals are in favor of the death penalty (Bedau 90)....   [tags: Capital Punishment Essays] 1051 words
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Walter Lippmann's The Public Philosophy - Walter Lippmann's The Public Philosophy      Walter Lippmann begins his The Public Philosophy by expressing his concern for the state of the Western Liberal Democracies. The West, he writes, suffers from "a disorder from within." This disorder has its roots in the long peace between 1812 and 1914, and was further exascurbated by the great population increase of that era and the coinciding industrial revolution. The latter changed the nature of armed struggle, which in turn intensified the "democratic malady." The situation Lippmann describes is the "paralysis of governments," the inability of the state to make difficult and unpopular decisions....   [tags: The Public Philosophy] 444 words
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Three Mile Island Case - 5a) If I were on the School Board I would not have agreed to the issue framed for the arbitrator. I believe that the issue was not neutral, rather that it favored the association and Ms. Kimball. Statements in the issue such as, “...when the grievance absented herself from work for illness...”, support Kimball’s argument. In the Position of the School District section of the handout, the School Board states that when Kimball called in to report the absence she simply informed the district “that she would not be in.” In my opinion, this should have replaced the prior statement of her calling out “due to illness”....   [tags: essays research papers] 432 words
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Russia on Direct Investment - Russia on Direct Investment Although reports over the past few years have shown that the transfers of the financial resources for development were under the negative impact of the financial crisis. At the same time, in spite of the contraction of the overall volume of the resources inflows, a certain growth in the direct investments to the developing and "transitional" economies has been traced. And, an improvement of the general situation in this sphere is already prognosticated for the year 2002....   [tags: Free Essays] 403 words
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Analyzing Space in Communication - Dynamic of Communication Analyzing Space Paper Space is crucial when it comes to communicating, the space that you are surrounded by will shape all aspects of the communicating you do. Space is always communicating meaning and from the spaces I observed on campus and in the Student Center I drew meaning from them which allowed me to understand what each space is communicating and what see how each space encouraged or hindered communication. In this paper I will explain my critiques as well as my approval of the quad on campus and the Student Center, I also will give students opinions how the Student Center succeeds or fails in encouraging communication and lastly give my ideas of how spac...   [tags: Sociology] 1222 words
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The Benefits of Pornography - Many people have many ideas and opinions on different things in society. One of these things that come up frequently is a person's opinion on pornography whether it is good or bad for society. My opinion is that porn is good for the society with limitations. Limitations that I believe in are that all persons in the pornography must be or the age of eighteen or older and animal pornography should be banned from print. These limitations could be made by the government or by the companies which make the pornography....   [tags: Pornography Essays] 673 words
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Defining War - What is war. Is it as simple as one entity against another, or is it something more. Can it be defined as simply killing, or can warfare exist without bloodshed. Reading stories and journals on previous warfare shows that there’s always more than one side. There are infinitely many viewpoints when it comes to this topic, including its overdrawn controversy among people. There are people that believe war is a necessity for this world to function, you have people that are strictly against war, and some are even indifferent about the subject....   [tags: Military History ] 1302 words
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Ethics Journal - Same-Sex Marriage. The debate for and against same-sex marriage has been going on for years. Men and women have protested to our lawmakers to give them the right to legally marry someone of their own gender and receive all the rights associated with marriage that involves a woman and a man. Until I entered this class, I never really thought about what privileges were included in marriage. In class we discussed the privileges which included: tax benefits, health benefits by the employer, decision-making if the spouse is incapacitated, rights to inheritances, child custody, right of residency for a foreign spouse, and social acceptance....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage, Euthanasia] 1564 words
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The Meaning of Referendum - The Meaning of Referendum A referendum means that the electorate votes on a specific political question which has been referred to them for a direct decision. In a representative democracy, citizens usually govern indirectly by choosing representatives in elections who, for a limited period, take decisions on their behalf on how the country is run. Referendums on the other hand are a form of direct democracy and are sometimes used as a complement to the representative system....   [tags: Papers] 580 words
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Freedom of Knowledge - Freedom of knowledge Johannes Gutenberg took the idea of printing by moveable type and turned it into a publishing system. In doing so he changed the world. If you told him in 1468 – the year he died – that the Bible he had published in 1455 would undermine the authority of the Catholic Church, power the Renaissance and the Reformation, enable the Enlightenment and the rise of modern science, create new social classes and even change our concept of childhood, he would have looked at you blankly....   [tags: Research Paper Information Exchange Effects] 1942 words
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Presidential-Congressional Relations - Presidential-Congressional Relations How does public opinion, presidential patronage, iron triangles, the distribution of power within congress, and whether the presidents agenda involves, foreign or domestic policy affect the president's ability to mobilize congressional support for his programs and bills. Are these relations between the president and congress showing signs of support towards elite or popular democracy. These are the questions brought to light in this paper and each factor will be discussed as to why these functions operate as they currently do....   [tags: Papers] 1252 words
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Respect - One of the keys to building or tearing down ego is respect. The communication of respect or the failure to communicate respect can greatly affect self esteem. Oftentimes it can take a lifetime of investment to communicate love, respect, and admiration. Self doubt and poor self-esteem can often erode the efforts of a friend or mentor to encourage and support. Oftentimes, though, building and destroying self-esteem can take place in a very short time. The ego buster and the ego booster in my life are one in the same person....   [tags: Communication] 724 words
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Platos Symposium analysis - “Plato’s Symposium” Kaboom, that was the sound of Zeus’s thunder crashing towards the Earth. During this time period the people in Greece believed in these gods. Also happening at the same time period was when the worlds most famous philosophers began to come out and teach. Most importantly the philosophers did what they were suppose to, and that was to question the world around them. One of the most famous philosophers in the Greek period around 416 B.C. was a man named Socrates. Socrates was student of the Diotima which taught him things about love, ignorance, wisdom and right opinion, which he rehearses to the people attending the dinner of Agathon’s....   [tags: essays research papers] 3267 words
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operations of Congress - Throughout history, there have been many factors that seem to have influenced the operations of Congress. Some of these factors have been the committee system, seniority, and political parties. These are only a few of the factors that actually have an influence on Congress’s decisions of certain operations. The first factor that seems to have influenced the operations of Congress is the committee system. Congress has four different types of committees. The four committees are the joint committees, conference committees, standing committees, and select committees....   [tags: essays research papers] 480 words
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Sweatt vs. Painter - Sweatt vs. Painter Facts of the Case. In the fall of 1950 Herman Marion Sweatt tried to enroll in the state-supported University of Texas law school. Sweatt was denied admission solely because he was a Negro and state law forbids the admission of Negro's to that law school. He then was offered but denied enrollment in a separate law school established by the state of Negro's. The University of Texas law school contained sixteen full time professors, three part time, eight hundred fifty students and many distinguished alumni and traditions....   [tags: Papers] 386 words
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Madison vs Marshall - Madison vs Marshall Upon the Declaration of Independence, a “plan of confederation” was offered to be prepared for the colonies. This plan, known as The Articles of Confederation, established a “league of friendship” among the states rather than a national government. The most significant fact about the created government was it’s weakness, it could not enforce even the limited powers it had. In James Madison’s words, in his Federalist Paper #10 “complaints are everywhere heard…that our governments are too unstable”....   [tags: essays papers]
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5 Court Cases - I. Name and Citation STATE OF FLORIDA, versus SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA II. Key Facts In this complaint, the the Tribe was operating "electronic or electromechanical facsimiles of games of chance" and that such operations constituted class III gaming as defined by IGRA. These games were operated despite the absence of a compact between the Tribe and the State regarding the regulation of class III gaming. The State also alleged that the Tribe planned to construct a new facility on its lands in order to conduct additional class III gaming....   [tags: essays research papers] 1814 words
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Police Image - Public View of Police Police men and women are there to protect people. Their job is to risk their lives to ensure your personal safety, safety of your property, and the protection of the environment. The public’s opinion of the police force is quite varying because of a variety of factors. Personal experiences with police influence most people’s outlook and opinion towards the entire police force no matter what city, county, or department they have dealt with. Most commonly among teenagers and other young people, a negative image of the police is extremely common, but only because the police stop and prevent the total freedom to “have fun” and go party all the time....   [tags: essays research papers] 552 words
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The First Amendment - The First Amendment America was built on freedom. Freedom to speak, freedom to choose, freedom to worship, and freedom to do just about anything you want within the law. America’s law was designed to protect and preserve these freedoms. The reason the United States of America came to exist was because the colonists fled Great Britain to get back the freedoms that were taken away from them by the Monarchy. In countries where Monarchies and Dictatorships rule, there is little if any freedom to speak of....   [tags: Bill Rights Constitution Government USA Essays] 552 words
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Inherit The Wind - In Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s tense drama, “Inherit the Wind”, three strong characters express powerful opinions: Bertrum Cates , Henry Drummond, and Mathew Harrison Brady. First, Bert Cates, the defendant, is charged with teaching “Darwinism” to his sophomore class . Second, Henry Drummond, the defense attorney for Cates, displays his beliefs of the right to think. third, Mathew Harrison Brady, the “big-shot” prosecuting attorney, illustrates his bigotry of creationism. To conclude, these three essential characters are fighting for their personal beliefs....   [tags: essays research papers] 537 words
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Analysis of History - Analysis of History "History is the memory of things said and done. Every man is a historian." I agree that history includes everything said and done, to a certain extent. There are levels of history. The relevance to each individual's life determines the significance and importance of the certain event. Also, it should only be studied, perhaps, if the event has a certain impact on the person who is studying it. If an action proved to be important to an individual in the present or the future, that incident would be a sort of personal history....   [tags: American America History] 529 words
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Stephen Sondheim - Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim, in my opinion, is one of the most gifted lyricist and songwriters of all time. He uses many witty comparisons, beautiful allusions, and variations of tempo to give each song a uniqueness and identity of its own. This identity is also created for each individual character through the songs, and tactfully conveys their inner feelings. The song Maybe They're Magic is one small example of these classic Sondheim characteristics. Sung by the baker and his wife, the song is about their struggle to achieve what they want: to have a child....   [tags: Music, Composer] 352 words
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Moral Position - Moral Position Dworkin's moral position is reasons, foundation theory and self-evident. Moral position has to give good (articulate) reasons for moral position to be valid. Things like prejudices and emotions are not justifiable characteristics for a moral position. In Dworkin's essay The Concept of a Moral Position, he elaborates on what a moral position really is, and what it isn't. Dworkin states that moral position cannot be based on prejudice or emotion. According to Webster's dictionary, prejudice is the unreasonable feelings, opinions, or attitudes of a hostile nature regarding a racial, religious or national group....   [tags: Papers] 1056 words
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Knowing - The nature of Knowing consists of many different classifications that separate the researchers epistemological findings in order to better understand them. However, it is necessary that the definitions, and similarities and differences between these classifications be known for the purpose of not only classifying but also to better understand the implications of these findings. These categories of information, data, belief, faith, opinion, knowledge and wisdom must be defined and related in order to be utilized in a correct fashion....   [tags: Epistemology] 1379 words
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Censorship - Censorship Everyone has a voice and an opinion. Some people, unfortunately, are censored and denied the right to express their opinion because it is different. Because everyone thinks they are right, if something is new or different, it will, more often than not, be disliked because people do not like to hear new and different ideas. It is not right that some people can express their opinion and some are censored and cannot express their opinion because their opinion is different from the norm....   [tags: essays research papers] 1124 words
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Othello - Elliot, T.S. ÒThe Hero Cheering Himself Up.Ó Shakespeare and the Stoicism of Seneca. ED. Leonard F. Dean, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1961. 153-155 In T.S. ElliotÕs essay, ÒThe Hero Cheering Himself Up,Ó he takes the viewpoint that Othello is both influenced by and influences Seneca, the Roman philosopher and author of tragedies. ÒIt is not the Attitude of Seneca; but i is derived from SenecaÓ(153). He also compares Shakespeare to other authors such as Chapman and Marston, who he says were quite influenced by Seneca....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Abortion - ABORTION Abortion, in my opinion, has been one of the largest debataable issues in American Society. There are so many aspects and views to examine before one can even begin to form their own opinion. In order to discuss an important issue such as abortion, we must first understand what it means. Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy before the fetus has developed and grown enough to live outside the mother. When abortion happens naturally before the 20th week it is called a spontaneous abortion, or miscarriage....   [tags: essays research papers] 1098 words
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Truth - Truth The question of right and wrong has been battled over for centuries. Many conservatives still believe that truth is absolute, while others disagree, saying that truth is relative. I believe that truth is an individual’s perception of beliefs and decisions. For that reason, truth differentiates among individuals thorough their contrasting opinions. But, truth is something that everyone believes to be correct. Thus, it greatly depends on what’s true in the minds of the people. On the contrary, truth that’s spoken with bad intent is considered to be worse than a lie....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 587 words
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Abortion - Abortion: A Basic Right The abortion controversy has been debated for years. The presidential election this year has become very involved with this topic. On one side, John F. Kerry, along with third party candidate Ralph Nader, the pro-choice supporters, sees individual choice as central to the debate: If a woman cannot choose to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, a condition which affects her body and possibly her entire life, then she has lost one of her most basic human rights. However, George Bush feels the complete opposite....   [tags: essays research papers] 1858 words
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