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: Filling the Canvas: Tristram Shandy's Portrait of John Locke - Filling the Canvas: Tristram Shandy's Portrait of John Locke The development of thoughts in a human brain are formulated through sparks in the brain; the clashing of cells. The concept of our mind making connections to other connections, was developed by philosopher John Locke in his, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. In this essay Locke discusses the theory that people are born as blank slates, than they slowly pick up concepts from others. People therefore are a product of people. John believed that, “Since it is the understanding that sets man above the rest of sensible beings, and gives him all the advantage and dominion which he has over them; it is certainly a subject, even fo...   [tags: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Laurence]
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Paul Laurence Dunbar's "We Wear the Mask" and His Facade of Opinions - Paul Laurence Dunbar's poem "We Wear The Mask" is about his views on racism and the struggle for equality for the African-Americans. What is so beautifully unique is how he wrote it in an artful, refined dissimulation of his true self. He is deliberately misleading and often indirect as if to hide beneath his words, coming across as oblique and delicate at the same time. This further stresses the idea of the mask, being concealing and elusive, in many ways. This particular piece of work is unequaled, not only to the literary world, but the author himself....   [tags: Poetry] 672 words
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Marriage: The Many Opinions - “I must have missed the day in nursery school when they lined up all the little girls and injected them with the powerful scrum that made them dream of wearing a white wedding dress” (Solot 490). I could not have said this better myself. Many girls grow up with this false perception of marriage, only thinking of the glitz and glam of the ceremony. They normally don’t take into consideration what marriage is about, what it stands for, the legality, the changes, the responsibilities and the list goes on....   [tags: Relationships]
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Climate Change and the Media: The Facts and Opinions - ... Similar to cancer or cigarettes at the time, our knowledge was nowhere near what it is today. “A historical look at how climate has been communicated through mass media is comparably shorter and much less developed. In fact, before the late 1980’s, media portrayals of ‘climate change’ or ‘global warming’ were sporadic, compared to the amount of coverage in most regions around the world today.” (Boykoff 2011) This lack of coverage can be partially attributed to cultural and psychological factors of the time....   [tags: global warming, presidential agenda]
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The opinions and perceptions of Sri Lankan physicians - The void in available literature outline that the importance of the role of healthcare providers has been seemingly underestimated when determining legitimate initiatives for the improvement of healthcare and health outcomes in low to middle-income nations. When documenting key health determinants for a developing country, lack of access to healthcare is included among characteristics of a weak healthcare infrastructure; other characteristics often include undeveloped technology and low education and socio-economic levels in target populations....   [tags: Medicine]
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Comparing Descartes and Peirce's Opinions On Knowledge - ... Charles Peirce believed “only through the way of linguistic, logical and pragmatic signs considered as tools and objects can humans know about the natural world.” (Kremer) Whereas Descartes wants us to doubt, Peirce believed doubt was a cause of irritation arising from indecisiveness in matters of action. Peirce stated, “The function of thought was to produce belief, after it had been excited by doubt” and the effect of thought, which is belief, involves a habit which in turn is a “rule of action” so that belief becomes a “habit of action.” Instead of creating a new method, the way Descartes did, Peirce applied the scientific method....   [tags: doubting, truth, beliefs] 990 words
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The New Side of the News Media - “Everything is known not according to itself, but according to the capacity of the knower”- Boethius. News reporters know everything about an issue and have many ways to present their information to the public. People do not realize their opinions are influenced through the media’s reportings, since no one has warned them. These reporters are often called “the fourth branch of government”(Gabbs) because of their actions. The media is responsible for conveying opinions through their reports, which does not allow the individual to analyze a situation to form their own opinions; therefore they are detrimental to the American society....   [tags: opinions, cnn, fox news, malaysian airline]
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Naturalism and Regionalism Defining through American Literature - Regionalism and naturalism are two different types of American literature. Naturalism focuses on the philosophical or scientific ideas whereas regionalism is about he characteristics of a specific region. Bret Harte and Willa Cather are regionalist authors who use the setting to put emphasis in their stories. Furthermore, Mark Twain is a naturalist writer. Twain attempts to use lower class citizens to get across a bigger point. Harte also uses minorities. However, he focuses on how the region changes these poorer citizens....   [tags: corn pone opinions, mark twain, literature]
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Kurt Vonnegut’s Opinions Expressed in Player Piano, Cat’s Cradle, and Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut’s Opinions Expressed in Player Piano, Cat’s Cradle, and Slaughterhouse-Five Every so often, a person comes along and encompasses the meaning of a generation. This person will capture everything people want to say, and then word it so well that his or her name becomes legendary. The sixties was an era with many of these people, each with his or her own means of reaching the people. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., armed with a typewriter and a motive, was amongst those that defined the sixties....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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The Views and Opinions of Francis Bacon - Francis Bacon wrote more than 30 works of philosophy and many other tracts on law and science. He is regarded by many as the father of British empiricism. In his Novum Organum (1620), he presents a "new method" for acquiring knowledge that abandons the traditional deference toward the received wisdoms of Aristotle and other classical sources and advocates inductive, theory-free observations by the senses. The main features of Baconian scientific inquiry (chastity, holiness and legality), Bacon's criteria for assessing the merit of philosophical ideas (usefulness and charitgy), the main themes of Bacon's Instauratio Magna; and his identification of obstacles to the acquisition of knowledge (a...   [tags: American History] 714 words
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Differing Opinions on the Controversial Death Penalty Issue - The issue of capital punishment is one that has been in discussion for many years. How can anyone control the life of another human being. The accused may have taken the life of another citizen but what gives anyone the right to take his. This is the main point of the question but it gets vastly more complicated as the issue is further investigated. For instance, the psychopath who goes on a murderous rampage might have an abnormality with the frontal lobe of the cortex in his brain. Now, if this is the case this person may not be able to control his murderous impulses....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty] 776 words
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Human Evolution: Ideas and Opinions Related to Evolution - 1 Australopithecus afarensis who existed 3.5 million years ago and a 4.4 million year old skeleton of an Ardipithecus ramidus are the closest science has come to discovering the human lineage. Shattered Ancestry an article written by Katherine Harmon discusses the remains of two hominids found within Ethiopia. These skeletal remains have created a huge controversy within the topic of evolution questioning many assumptions that have been made referencing the human lineage. The skeleton of the Australopithecus afarensis was named Lucy and was discovered in 1974....   [tags: Ideology, Complexity, Hominids]
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Respiratory Therapist Opinions on Obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree - Staffing survey Out of the two 248 that were surveyed from staffing, 111 did not respond. Four percent of respondents were in the age range 18-24, 30% 25-34, 24% 35-44, 24% 35-44, 22% 45-54, 20% 55+. Sixty percent of those polled were female, and 40% were male. Eighty-four percent of those polled had an Associate's Degree as their highest level obtained in Respiratory Care, 2% were trained on the job, and 14% had Bachelor's degrees in Respiratory Care. When asked about the highest degree in any field, 3% answered they were on the job trained; 66% had an Associate's Degree, 29% have a Bachelor's Degree, and 2% of those polled have obtained a Master's Degree....   [tags: Future Respiratory Therapy, Education, Degree]
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Top Three American Values: A Survey - ... However, I still maintain that freedom should be the number one value reported by Americans, as it helps to characterize the country’s values. The next value I choose was intellect. I believe intellect is an essential attribute to becoming a successful individual. Furthermore, intellect helps individuals to adhere to different situations. From this standpoint, individuals with a stronger intellect can often find commonalities with other individuals in different situations. The second participant I interviewed believed that accomplishments was the next important variable....   [tags: Responsibility, Opinions] 548 words
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History and Opinions on the Policy of Affirmative Action - Racism is a problem that is older than the country we live in. Since the beginning of time racism, prejudice, and discrimination has existed. Through the years, society has come a long way in dealing with this everlasting problem; however, the problem still lives in today's world. It affects who we are and where we will go in our life. So if racism can so dramatically alter our life, one might question what can be done to cease this unfair practice. One solution, or rather method to equal out the past inequalities African American and other minorities, is Affirmative Action....   [tags: American History] 1715 words
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Information and opinions about Gandhi's death - “The future generations will scarcely believe that such a man in flesh and blood, had tread this earth.” Albert Einstein Mahatma Gandhi’s real name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He was born in 1869 at Porbandar in the state of Gujarat in INDIA. His father’s name was Karamchand Gandhi and his mother’s name was Putlibai. He was the youngest in the family of one sister and three brothers. His father belonged to the family of grocers but himself was a minister in the court of a local ruler....   [tags: Biography, Mohandas Gandhi Essays]
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Reflection on How Master of Science in Public Administration Influenced My Opinions - ... Recently, a third report was about the Los Angeles City Council member Jose Huizar. A story about Mr. Huizar surfaced in the media where he was being sued by his former Deputy Chief of Staff. Although, these were only allegations, and he had not been convicted of any wrong doing the fact is that these allegations were definitely going to cause some headaches and possibly his re-election as he was getting ready to campaign for his third four-year term as a council member (Zahniser, 2013). With so many new channels of communication and ease to publish information, new public servants are faced with a new challenge of how to keep certain things private (Menzel, 2007)....   [tags: service, education, management] 1694 words
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African Literature Opinions by Chinua Achebe and Ngugi wa Thiong’o - Dedication is the quintessence of African literature. Well, for the most part of the advancing measures going on recently, most people however regard this questionable. The centre of attention in this discussion is not to engaging in fighting the argument out. Having four literary Nobel laureates in the precedent two decades, that is, Wole Soyinka, J.M. Coetzee, Idris Mahfouz, Nadine Godimer modern African literature has reached acceptable and respectable standards that should be appreciated and respected....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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How Photography Helped Change People's Opinions of The Civil War - ... In addition, photography also became a mode for soldiers to keep pictures of their loved ones close to them and also for their families to keep a picture of them in memory of their service to the country. Most civil war photography depicts dead soldiers on the battlefields with picture lockets (picture 3) in their hands which has photographs of their loved ones. Furthermore, these photos also made people criticize mass murders and the cause of fighting the war and they also helped increase unity among certain regions of the United States....   [tags: perception, soldiers, battle] 988 words
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The Totalitarian Government of 1984 a Novel Written by George Orwell - The novel 1984 is written by George Orwell post war as a depiction of the future. Only three superstates exist: Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. The novel takes place in Airstrip One, Oceania, which is the novel’s version of present day London. The superstate Oceania is a totalitarian state and is dictated by an enigmatic figure named Big Brother, who may not even exist. A group called the Inner Party works for Big Brother and everything they do is part of the effort to gain total control over the inhabitants of Oceania....   [tags: government control, identity, opinions]
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School Uniforms: Should They Be Required in Public Schools? - ... in the 1995, Long Beach, California, got a lot of attention, because the school the school implemented a school uniform policy. “The result was that the policy was supporting the implications in 70 schools with around 60,000 students, kindergarten to eighth grade. In the first five years there was a dramatic difference in school violence and misbehavior, the overall crime rate dropped by 91 percent, sex offences dropped by 96 percent, and vandalize had gone down 60 percent, reported Jasmine L....   [tags: opinions, safety, freedom of expression]
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Digital Technology: How It Is Harming Us - ... The results were stunning. Although, the students taught that they did well in the test, in reality they did very poorly. The summary of this research was straight to the point that multitasking does not make us better. Actually it makes us worse, because the distraction of all other tasks are interfering with the capability of being fully concentrated in one task. I would like to provide an solution that was used, but the only solution I could think of is the overall message of the video. We need to slow down and think what kind of affect the digital technology has on our society....   [tags: personal reflections and opinions] 518 words
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Gay Marriage and the Bible - ... Just because what they’re doing is a sin, doesn’t mean we have to hate or dislike what they’re doing. It’s what they choose to do and it should not have anything to do with you. So yes, I feel like they should have just as much rights as we do. If they want to be married, let them. What harm will it do to the Earth. The world has always shunned the gays and the kids in todays’ time see that, so they feed off of what their parents say and they’ll be that way for the rest of their life. I have a gay cousin, doesn’t mean I’m going to love him any less....   [tags: religious beliefs and opinions] 753 words
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My Suggestions to Achieve Utopia - ... We will not battle for land but accept people to our society and admit new territories. More talks about “each year twenty persons from each rural house hold move back to the city, after completing a two-year stint in the country” (More 547). This sounds like a good idea, but we lose the purpose of the utopia to enrich lives. The utopia that we are creating will let people to choose their lifestyle. If they chose to be a farmer they can, they will also be allow to reconsider and move to a different specialty but only if the find someone to replace them....   [tags: personal reflections and opinions] 1151 words
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To Kill A Mockingbird - How To Change Your Peers Opinon On Racism - If this information makes you feel uncomfortable do not further research it. It can cause mental disturbance if you are not ready for it. I know it may seem cool but I am being serious. Today I am going to compare racism in TKAMB between racism in real life situations. The main topics that I have chosen are racism in the form of bullying and racism as in the form of discrimination. In the book there are many more forms of racism as bullying than I thought there would be. They are common like when people say Nigger talk they mean talking without making sense or talking with out proper wording....   [tags: Free To Kill A Mockingbird Essays] 1092 words
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The Role of the Media in Influencing Political Attitudes in a Democracy - The Role of the Media in Influencing Political Attitudes in a Democracy Introduction The public gets political information on their preferred candidates or parties from different people and through the media. In today’s world, social media has also been one of main platforms that shape the public opinion. However, engaging in discussion with other members has proven more informative and persuasive than other methods including social media. Mass media is critical in forming the opinions of the members, and they use the discussions and insights they gather from the media to generate their own ideas and viewpoints (Zaller, 55)....   [tags: Political Communication]
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A Democratic Government: Of the People, by the People, for the People - ... It doesn’t matter with whom you side as long as they share the same opinions. A recent example of this extremism is both parties disagreeing with each other so much as to not pass a national budget on time causing a national shutdown. The issue is that people are more focused on certain issues than others. For example, my mother is a teacher and calls for community involvement to solve educational issues in California. However, politicians might derive that giving more money to education will solve the problem....   [tags: right to vote, party system]
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Perspective in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe tells the story of how one unified Umuofian community falls due to its own inner conflicts, as well as to the arrival of Christian missionaries. Achebe wrote Things Fall Apart to change the brutish image of Africa, for the Western world. The use of changing perspectives greatly aided Achebe in accurately portraying Africa as colorful, diverse and complex. For Westerners, viewing Africans as more than tribal and barbaric was a new concept, of which Achebe helped usher in....   [tags: essays research papers] 934 words
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Standards for Financial Reports of Not-for-Profit and Governmental Organization - ... The auditing report last paragraphs are known as the explanatory section. The explanatory paragraphs clarify all related details in regards to the audited organization and the audit in general. The first of the explanatory paragraphs provided supplemental information that is not classified as section of the basic financial statements. The next paragraph addresses how the auditors utilized their auditing methods to the supplemental details. The final explanatory paragraph provides the auditors clear opinion on the supplemental information....   [tags: audits, accounting, ethics] 2118 words
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Taking a Look at Meta-Ethics Concepts - ... First, moral universalism, also known as, universal morality, is the position that a number of moral value can be applicable to everyone, or is universally accepted. Because it is a branch of moral objectivism it still holds true that it is independent of other people’s beliefs and opinions. These judgments made from moral universalism are free of anything related to religion, race, gender, culture etc. (philosophy index). The second version is stronger than moral universalism. Moral realism is also a branch of ethical objectivism, and therefore, again it is independent of other peoples’ opinions and beliefs....   [tags: ethical subjectivism, moral objectivism] 1120 words
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IB/ALP Program Application - ... It was when my parents had enrolled me in the French Immersion Program that this enthusiasm for languages had commenced. As a result of my fondness of languages, I have been able to learn English, French, Hindi, and Punjabi. Though, I have also been studying Japanese since the age of 9 and I have also started to learn Spanish since last summer. It was this passion and the support from my encouraging teachers that had allowed me to excel in the French Immersion Program. To begin, I see myself as a thinker for the reason that I apply my thinking skills critically and also creatively to recognize and approach complex problems....   [tags: risk, taker, open, mind, potential, goals] 796 words
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Medicine and the Law of Negligence - ... The insurance crisis was leading to more and more claims against professionals being lodged with the courts and the Howard government tasked Justice Ipp, with writing a report, detailing; his and the panel of experts he was working with, opinion and recommendations they had about the current law. This led to a chain of reforms in all states, with Queensland implementing the Civil Liability Act 2003 in response to the report. 2.3 The Ipp Report The Ipp Report delved into major issues regarding professional liability....   [tags: liability, reform, professionals] 1396 words
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Should Teachers Carry a Gun to School? - ... This could be because of more knowledge mentioned earlier, but it also is combined with maturity to. Instead of giving an instant yes or no answer with a explanation that is not their or will most likely never happen, the older population give a thoughtful answer. This comes with maturity. While a maturity does not have a set age group or a set level of maturity, it is most likely that he older you are, the more mature you are. So while the overwhelming majority of people agree that teachers should not carry guns during school hours, you can still group answers together by age based on how mature the answer is....   [tags: decision making, survey] 1238 words
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Customary International Law - According to Article 38 of the 1946 Statute of the International Court of Justice, the Court shall apply “international custom, as evidence of a general practice accepted as law” in its decisions (Kritsiotis 123). In other words, the International Court of Justice cites customs as a formal source of law. According to Roberto Unger, author of Law in a Modern Society, customary international law is best defined as “any recurring mode of interaction among individuals and groups, together with the more or less explicit acknowledgement of these groups and individuals that such patterns of interaction produce reciprocal expectations of conduct that out to be satisfied (Shaw 72-73)....   [tags: Law]
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The concept of the Democratic Peace Theory - ... Autocrats, by contrast, are said to be less threatening opponents, either because they have difficulty locating resources, or because they think they can lose wars without inflicting much domestic pain and therefore choose to spend fewer resources on the war effort. Following this logic, citizens may be averted from using force against democracies because they anticipate high costs of war and a low probability of victory. If there was evidence that democracy affected perceptions of cost and success, this would contravene the idea that democracies are deterred from attacking other democracies because they see them as particularly formidable adversaries....   [tags: political science, political system]
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Do Public Relations Enhance Democratic Communication? - A key concept in liberal democracy is based on a consensus (shared thoughts and judgements from the public). This can be supported by a quote from Price who says a key concept of liberal democracy at a starting point refers to “collective judgements outside the sphere of government that affect political decision making” (Price, 1992 8). Price’s quote elaborates the importance of public opinion within politics especially within a liberal democracy. The concept of public opinion developed around the time of the emergence of the enlightenment theory....   [tags: Rousseau, general will]
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Landmark Supreme Court Cases Project - ... Ferguson and they felt that the conditions and the fairness of the Jim Crow laws was right and just. Whereas, later in Brown v. Board the Supreme Court saw now that Blacks were equal with Whites and deserved to have the same privileges and rights, as any person should. Brown v. Board had a major impact on the United States of America. It created a place that truly is free. Where all people are under the protection of the law. Where people of any color or religion or class can get along and have the same rights as any other person in this country....   [tags: Brown v Board of Education, Roe v Wade]
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Do not Take Away Football from Schools in Michael Van Der Galien's Article, Dear Americans: Whatever you Do, Don't Ban College Football - ... Recalling memories from his childhood, which expresses the use of emotion, impacts the reader and gives credibility for those hard core “MERICANS.” Furthermore, with the use of quotes by interviewee, Malcom Gladwell, used in Van Der Galien’s article, can be used to back up his opinion . All in all, I believe that after reading this article I would argue that even with it’s casual use of emotion, understanding of the other issue, and quotes successfully outlines Van Der Galien’s opinion on banning football....   [tags: academics, athletes, education]
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Runaway Statues: Platonic Lessons on the Limits of an Analogy - Runaway Statues: Platonic Lessons on the Limits of an Analogy ABSTRACT: Plato’s best-known distinction between knowledge and opinion occurs in the Meno. The distinction rests on an analogy that compares the acquisition and retention of knowledge to the acquisition and retention of valuable material goods. But Plato saw the limitations of the analogy and took pains to warn against learning the wrong lessons from it. In this paper, I will revisit this familiar analogy with a view to seeing how Plato both uses and distances himself from it....   [tags: Philosophy Plato Analogy Essays]
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New Forms of Energy and Attendant Costs - Global warming and climate change has ascended to prominence in normative, political, and scientific domains in recent years. This salient and contested concept implicates citizens and officials across the globe – the ramifications of which pose immediate and future threats to mankind, natural resources, biodiversity, and environmental stability. Proponents of this theory support laws, regulations, emissions policies, and international protocols that seek to control the phenomenon and mitigate its effects....   [tags: Energy ]
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Censorship in Schools is not Justifiable - Censorship in School is Not Justifiable Walt Whitman once said, “The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.” Between the years 2000 and 2009 a total of 3200 books were challenged in school libraries in an attempt to expurgate, or censor, the content in books provided to students. Today the trend of censorship continues as popular novels such as The Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars, and Captain Underpants are censored from schools across the nation (Challenges by Reason).Censorship in regards to literature refers to the examination and suppressing of a book because of objectionable material....   [tags: school libraries, suppressing of a book]
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Case Brief: Green Tree Financial Corp. - ... Court’s Opinion and Reasoning: In this case we first address whether an order compelling arbitration and dismissing a party’s underlying claims is a “final decision with respect to an arbitration” within the meaning of section 16 of the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. Section 16, and thus is immediately appealable pursuant to that Act. Because we decide that question in the affirmative, we also address the question whether an arbitration agreement that does not mention arbitration costs and fees is unenforceable because it fails to affirmatively protect a part from potentially steep arbitration costs....   [tags: violation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act]
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The Importance of Being A Good Learner - A good learner needs to have some sort of creativity sense, problem-solving methods, be able to learn new things and manage themselves all throughout life. Education should be intended to amplify the abilities of skillful individuals with leadership qualities and are committed to taking a stand in social issues in the world today. A well-educated individual does not just seek to work a dream job and be able to live a nice life but instead should always commit to doing hard work, dedicating oneself to duty and always strive for excellence all throughout life....   [tags: experience, observation, creative]
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Same Sex Marriage in America - The debate over same-sex marriage rights has risen to drastic heights over the past twenty years. Many people are for at least some form of equality or equal rights, but some groups are still against it. This ongoing debate has caused division among our nation. Between the Argument Politics in America greatly divide the nation. According to politics, you either vote liberally or conservatively. They say that “how you vote is who you are” (Christian Century). In today’s society however, political issues have become much more complex than any two sided argument could dream of becoming....   [tags: homosexuality, legalization, equality, religion]
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The Code of Professional Condut - The Code of Professional Conduct (CPC) was developed by the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ) to protect the interests of the public by ensuring that veterinarians registered to practice in New Zealand are competent and fit to practice. The code also has standards in place to ensure that veterinarians comport themselves professionally, both with their clientele and colleagues; these colleagues are not only those in one’s workplace, but veterinary professionals throughout New Zealand. The CPC is set around 7 key principles: 1....   [tags: Veterinary Council of New Zealand, Veterinarians]
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Is Journalistic Objectivity Beneficial? - ... It is stated that, “it is very rare that a reporter starts working on a story without having some notion as to what happened- in other words, a point of view.” This is a crucial point. Journalists are sometimes expected to not have an opinion at all, when in fact as humans we all have opinions. Objectivity does not ask journalists to be free of bias, but it is necessary because they are biased. It is important to note that even though a journalist may not share their own opinion it does not mean that there is not room for other people’s opinion....   [tags: turth, correctness, facts] 1079 words
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Emerson’s “Self-Reliance” - Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Self-Reliance” was written in 1841 in New England during the Transcendentalist Movement, which was a revolt against the “Age of Reason” and the beginning of Romanticism. Emerson’s essay is about Transcendentalism, the belief that every human has his own way of thinking and personal inborn knowledge to build his opinion, independent from the common beliefs of the community and he should believe in and express his opinion to be successful. Emerson supports the idea of Transcendentalism by urging his readers to trust their own ideas, beliefs and common sense, to listen to and to trust their inner voice and to hold the popular opinion back from influencing their way of thi...   [tags: Literary Analysis] 829 words
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Family and Human Relationships in The Sound and Fury by William Faulkner - Family and Human Relationships in The Sound and Fury by William Faulkner William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury is a novel about a family ties and relationships. Within the novel Faulkner examines family and human relationships and reactions. He presents a southern dysfunctional family, which believes that it has been plagued by problems. The basis for character, plot and title comes from an excerpt from Shakespeare's Macbeth: Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death....   [tags: Papers] 1027 words
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