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Mr. Douglas, Case

- ... The burden of rebutting this presumption is based on the fact that the right to raise one’s own child is deemed to be fundamental. Price v. Howard, 484 S.E.2d 528 at 532-33. Consequently, without the additional standing requirement, depriving a parent of their right to the custody of their own child in favor of a third party would be contrary to constitutional due process requirements. Id. A party can rebut the presumption that the child’s biological parents have a superior right to custody of the child by showing that the parent has somehow acted in a manner that is inconsistent with their parental rights....   [tags: Parent, Mother, Family, Father]

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Curbing Obesity Rates

- Fast food is responsible for the increase of obesity rates in Western nations. In order to curb obesity rates, government regulation from the local level is necessary. The fast food corporations are responsible for the obesity epidemic because they make false health claims about their food and market heavily to children. But critics of regulation state that individuals, along with their food choices are responsible for the obesity epidemic. But regulation proponents believe that fast food needs regulation because of high obesity rates in poor inner city neighborhoods....   [tags: Fast Food Obesity]

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Pros and Cons of Having Hands in the Pockets

- There are far more pros for students having their hands in their pockets. Nevertheless lets look at the comparisons and weigh up the results of the two anyway. Lets look at the cons to start with. The main con is that Mr Pinto is against students having hands in their pockets. Still why is Mr Pinto against hands in pockets. As he has explained he feels that it is disrespectful, for he believes that when your hands are in your pockets you are not listening properly. Also there is the belief of the nineteen sixties and seventies that when young men or women have their hands in their pockets it will lead to them masturbating....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Is Ralph or Jack a Better Leader in The Lord of the Flies by William Golding?

- Leaders. What are they classified by. Is it their good looks, their IQ, or their fitness. Partially, but good leaders are classified by their morals, their qualities, and their actions. Characteristics of a good leader are honesty, commitment, intuition, confidence, the ability to delegate, good communication, and fearlessness, just to name a few. The boys on the island needed a leader that could help them survive, stay healthy, and ultimately take them back to safety and civilization. In the story, Ralph is a better leader than Jack is, as he possess more qualities of a good leader, and is better fit to lead the boys on the island to society....   [tags: leadership qualities, survival, island, boys]

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Disclosure of Executive Health Information: Balancing Investor Rights and Executive Privacy

- Though the Securities and Exchange Commission rules governing selective disclosure and insider trading contain no provisions relating specifically to the health of executives, publicly traded companies must nonetheless manage the potential implications of their key executives’ health on perceptions of the company’s future success as well as their propriety in disclosing information material to investors. This can be a difficult task, as an employer disclosing particulars about an employee’s health seems to run contrary to the special privacy protections given health information in the U.S., yet such information can undeniably affect investors’ decisions....   [tags: Business Management]

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The Role of Ethics in Bringing Extinct Species Back to Life

- Bringing Them Back to Life, an article written by Carl Zimmer for National Geographic April 2013 edition, discusses the possibilities in modern science to clone and revive species that have been driven to extinction in the past ten thousand years (445). Throughout this article, the author makes use of the rhetorical devices logos, ethos, and pathos to argue to an audience that humans have an obligation to revive species which have been driven to extinction directly due to human influences....   [tags: Genetic Species Revival]

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Exploring Racial Discrimination in the Case, Dunlap v. Tennessee Valley Authority

- ... Dunlap” (Walsh, 2010). Explain why the plaintiff's disparate (adverse) impact claims fail. The disparate impact theory requires a plaintiff to prove that a neutral employment practice affects one group more harshly than another and that the practice is not justified by business necessity. In this case, Dunlap needed to prove that TVA’s employment practices affected African American applicants more than another. The proof of discriminatory intent is not required and although the court concluded that TVA’s processes with interviewing had been manipulated to exclude African-American candidates in general, the court disagreed, citing the “lack of statistical proof demonstrating that a protec...   [tags: hiring, foreman, employer]

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Abortion: The Impact of Federalism and the Separation of Power

- Otto von Bismarck once said, “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.” The arduous process that a bill undergoes in order to become a law may seem grueling and pointless; however, the processes high caliber of difficulty allows for the extreme prestige and exclusivity of bills that are passed. Because the process is so exhausting, and filibusters, subsequently requiring a super-majority vote to pass a bill, have always been such a threat in Congress, historically, bills that attempt to reform sensitive issues have not fared well in the legislative branch....   [tags: legal issues, laws, bills]

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Why Character Evidence Should Not Be Admitted during Quasi-Criminal Trials

- In this paper, I argue that courts should not treat civil parties in quasi-criminal cases the same as criminal defendants because character evidence can be misused as propensity character evidence. Part II of this paper discusses the bar against admitting character evidence. Part III deals with the split among courts as to whether this rule can apply in quasi-criminal cases. Part IV of this paper concludes that courts should resolve this split and refrain from treating civil parties in quasi-criminal cases as criminal defendants because the risk of prejudice does not support this use of the Federal Rules of Evidence....   [tags: court practice and law]

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Investigating The Parties Involved On The Legal Lights And Liability

- 1 In this assessment we are going to examine and advise the parties involved as to their legal lights and liability. The claimant in these cases has the opportunity to claim for damages and may be successful in some of the cases, which are to be noted differ because of the circumstances. The issue at hand is whether the parties involved are entitled to damages, exempt from any obligation or liable for damages. The main legal issue in the first contract concerns whether or not Edward Rich, the claimant is entitled to damages arising from loss of potential profit due to the events which occurred during the construction of the concert hall....   [tags: Contract, Breach of contract, Common law, Tort]

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Pros and Cons of Racial Profiling in Los Angeles

- According to the American Civil Liberties Union the definition of racial profiling is a discriminatory practice in which law enforcement uses the basis of race, religion, or national origin as the sole purpose for determining their level of suspicion for that person having committed a crime (ACLU 1). This definition basically states that it can be considered racial profiling for an officer to have an interaction with a person based solely on fact of race, religion, or ethnicity. This in itself is an accurate definition for racial profiling and hits the key facts that must be used....   [tags: Race Racism Prejudice Essays]

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illusive religions: Sigmund Freud's The Future of an Illusion

- In Sigmund Freud’s, The Future of an Illusion, he studies religious foundations and the influence of religion on civilization and social principles. As he explores the psychological depths relating to religion, he also portrays a scientific and rational civilization. In turn, he reveals his hope for an ideal world where humans surpass their feelings of helplessness and insignificance to live in an improved civilization based on reason and the increase of knowledge. Through his analysis and ideas, Freud is able to incite feelings of doubt surrounding religious beliefs and their validity....   [tags: Book Analysis, Social Psychology]

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Why Animals Change Their Colors in Response to Environment

- Some scholars assert that animals change its color in response to their environment because changing color is easiest way to cause optical illusion and do not need much time for hiding themselves from predators. Although this thesis is embroiled in controversy,new idea came up which rebut previous theory.It contains the idea that protection could not be just one clear explanation of animals changing theircolors because some researchers have found out that most animals are color blind. Their color works as a visual signal of mood or the process of evolution....   [tags: protective coloring, response to feelings]

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The Argument For Mandatory Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients

- ... Analysis of Normative Principles As for the opponents ' normative principles, these can be said to align with their values of respect and privacy. A collaboration of the arguments made by the opponents show that the major normative principle may be due process and the respect for free will. Tentative Solution Now that the strengths and weaknesses analysis of the arguments made by both sides has been established, this paper may now make a tentative solution of its own. Although I have attempted to remain a fair critique of each side 's position, I believe the current policy in question would not be as beneficial as hoped....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug abuse]

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Capital Punishment - An Appropriate Form of Punishment

- Since the early settlers first stepped foot on what is now the United States of America, capital punishment has been reserved as a form of punishment for the people who have committed some of society’s most heinous crimes. Recently, support of capital punishment has begun to erode due to the advancements of DNA technology and groups, such as the Innocence Project. Capital punishment, however, remains to be an appropriate form of punishment for someone convicted of capital crimes, and may be effective in deterring such offenses....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]

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Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women

- A woman’s job is to cook, clean, and bear children. Although it may not remain true now, many thought this for most of history. A woman had her duty to her husband and that served as almost all of her worth. During the Enlightenment, some women began to question this norm and to voice their unhappiness. The Enlightenment period was an intellectual movement that sought to reform society and advance knowledge (“Age of Enlightenment”). Even with all of the Enlightenment’s great advancements, women still did not possess many rights....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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The Effect of Invention and Innovation on Conformism

- Throughout history, iconoclasts have played a vital role in transgressing society’s self-imposed boundaries, expanding individual perception past prejudices of society. Such revolutionary ideals embed themselves throughout many of literature’s greatest works, essentially forgoing society’s previous prejudices in lieu of a new, revolutionary perspective. Such works serve as an impetus for the spread of further revolutionary ideals, allowing for a continual renewal of society’s central beliefs or a cyclic cleansing of society’s perceptions....   [tags: Literature, Sociology]

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Article Analysis: O'Sullivan's View of the Death Penalty

- The Article provides numerous reasons the United States and Great Britain should have the death penalty. O’Sullivan addresses all the main counter arguments when explain to his audience his conclusion. His supporting evidence includes death penalty decisions in history and several other statistics. Emotionally terms, faulty cause and effects scenarios, and either/or point of views are other ways the author conveys his opinion to the audience. The article begins with an overall theme threw out O’Sullivan’s piece: does the death penalty appropriately punish certain crimes or increases murder and crime (O’Sullivan 1)....   [tags: Article Analysis ]

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Courtroom Procedures and the Role of the Prosecution

- During a trial, there are many rules, procedures, and codes of conduct that must be observed. These are in place to allow a trial to proceed more efficiently and fairly for both the defense and prosecution. According to one author, “Police, prosecutors, and criminal court Judges see too much crime, so they tend to see crime everywhere. We need rules to control their conduct, Judges to carefully apply those rules, and other Judges to review those decisions (law-article.net).” Courtroom procedures are important because, without them, defendants and prosecution alike could be treated unfairly....   [tags: police, prosecutors, criminals]

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A Mule for a Drug Cartel in Venuezuela

- John Doe at 33 years old was a mule for a drug cartel in Venezuela. He had the choice of carrying seven kilos into Canada or his family killed. In order for the process to go smoothly he destroyed any identification and went through his plan. He told the Canadian Immigration that he was an illegal immigrant and had to be deported immediately back to his country, but with complications the government wanted a background check on him and released him. The next day he continued and tried delivering the drugs in the down town area, however he got caught....   [tags: canadian immigration, ]

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The Criminal Proceedings Of State Of Missouri V.

- ... This witness was the defendant’s brother who was testifying that the controlled substance in question was his not his brothers. The first to question this witness was his own attorney. Questions were about the witness’s previous history of drug possession and the details regarding the events according to the time line on the date of his brother’s arrest. She then reminded us all that this arrest was four years ago back in June of 2012 reminding everyone that this was a long time ago and difficult for a person to remember all the details correctly....   [tags: Jury, Prosecutor, Lawyer, Court]

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Questions And Response, Rhetorical Analysis And Argumentative Essay

- ... Things improved when I mentioned the information about my sources. Take the rhetorical analysis essay’s introduction, for example. I introduced the speaker’s name, the publish date, the background of the event, and summarized her speech in the introduction, which made my first paragraph abundant and full of information. Another significant issue I learned was to concentrate on my thesis statement. A clear thesis statement can show the main points of the essay and remind me of the organization of the essay....   [tags: Essay, Writing, Rhetoric, Academia]

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The Effect of Cannibalism in Colonial Brazil

- This research paper will delve into the topic of cannibalism in native tribes of Brazil during the Portuguese colonization of the South American country. My research only the topic yielded very interesting results. Some scholars suggest that cannibalism (in the instances involving the Tupinamba tribe and their ritualistic practices) didn't even occur. This isn't to say, however, that cannibalism was completely nonexistent in Brazil, but arguing that it did not occur in the “savage” ways often described....   [tags: Sociology, Colonialism]

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Benefits of the Common Law legal System

- A legal system is a system used for interpreting and enforcing the laws. The most original or commonly know legal system that has shaped much of what exists today is know as the Common Law. There are three major legal systems of legal procedure; each having their own set of rules called criminal procedure guidelines. These three systems are the adversarial, inquisitorial, and popular (mixed) systems of criminal procedure (Dammer & Albanese, 2011). The adversarial system is a legal system used in the Common Law countries, such as England and the United States, where two advocates represent their parties’ positions before an impartial person or group of people, usually a jury or judge, who att...   [tags: politics, legal system]

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The Racial Struggle in The United States

- Often times, when one looks at the African American struggle in the United States, one will start with historic events. May these events be the importation of slaves to the Americas in the colonial period or the modern civil rights movement of the 1950’s, one key thing that is missing is the current tests and trials of African American’s. In recent years, African Americans of all classes and all origins have looked back on the previously stated historic events and then to their children and wonder what went wrong....   [tags: african americans, slaves]

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Same-Sex Parents and Their Struggle with Adoption

- The California UPA has a unique function, which allows a mother to establish parenthood through the provision that fathers use to establish paternity. The California Supreme Court recognized that the Court of Appeal made an error, by ruling, “California law recognizes only one natural mother”, in interpreting a statement from a prior California Supreme Court ruling in Johnson v. Calvert. The Attorney General, representing “the public interest in establishing, modifying, and enforcing support obligations,” contended that the statement from Johnson, cannot be used to deny children of same-sex parents the benefits that children of opposite-sex couples receive when only two parties are entitled...   [tags: parenthood, court, gay and lesbians]

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Guns Don't Kill People. People Kill People.

- There has been so much controversy and debating lately regarding whether we the American people should have the right to own and use firearms. In the United States Constitution the II amendment states that "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” (1). Many people would like to argue the point of this amendment, even though it clearly states that it is the right of the people of the United States of America to own and use their guns and that this right should not be broken or violated....   [tags: arms control in the US, second ammendment]

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The Death Penalty Surely Deters Violent Crimes

- Does anyone have a right to take someone’s life. Does the death penalty work as a deterrent for violent crimes. If the death penalty becomes illegal, what punishment would be appropriate for criminals who committed a crime against humanity. Death penalty has always been a controversial topic. There have always been many questions surrounding this issue and since it clearly has both positive and negative effects, the gap between supporters and oppositions has been difficult to narrow. Currently in the United States, the death penalty is legal in 33 states, which means there are more people who believes the death penalty is needed in our society....   [tags: the real effects of capital punishment]

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Controversy Surrounding the Keystone XL Pipeline Project

- On September 19, 2008, The TransCanada Corporation submitted an application to the U.S. State Department to begin building the Keystone XL (XL standing for eXport Limited) pipeline in the United States. More than six years later, the pipeline is still under debate. The project, though generating little controversy when first submitted, began receiving attention in 2011 after an environmental impact study was released by the State Department (Hansen). Major newspapers and online sites picked up the report....   [tags: Canada, Oil, Tar]

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On Euthyphro's Dilemma and Divine Command

- ... Bertrand Russell argues If you are quite sure there is a difference between right and wrong, you are then in this situation: Is that difference due to God's fiat or is it not. If it is due to God's fiat, then for God Himself there is no difference between right and wrong, and it is no longer a significant statement to say that God is good If you are going to say, as theologians do, that God is good, you must then say that right and wrong have some meaning which is independent of God's fiat, because God's fiats are good and not good independently of the mere fact that he made them (12).Zellner 4 Russell brings up a valid point; To say that God is good, as was presupposed earlier, would be...   [tags: Plato, Socrates, philosophy]

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Age of the Earth: Refuting Skepticism

- ... Thousands of years is not enough time to develop these well observed features, nor is it enough time to explain the deposition of sediment. Sediment: A Slow Collection As rainfall and runoff erode geological structures, the material worn away is slowly deposited in riverbeds and bodies of water. This sediment is then transported through river networks either as a dissolved load, suspended load, or potentially bouncing along the riverbed (Lutgens & Tarbuck, 2014). As this sediment is carried toward the oceans, deltas form creating massive formations where rivers and the ocean meet....   [tags: creationism vs evolution]

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Kansas V. Cheever Supreme Court Case

- Most Americans would claim a cop killer should be put to death which is what Scott D Cheever will face if he loses in the Supreme Court of the United States. Scott D Cheever and the state of Kansas argued before Supreme Court of the United States on October 16, 2013. The question posed before the court was when a criminal defendant affirmatively introduces expert testimony that he lacked the requisite mental state to commit capital murder of a law enforcement officer due to the alleged temporary and long-term effects of the defendant’s methamphetamine use, does the state violate the defendant’s Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination by rebutting the defendant’s mental state def...   [tags: cop killer, notorious cases]

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Amusing Ourselves to Death by Postman

- Reflective Essay on Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death In Amusing Ourselves to Death, Postman provides a critical analysis of the media environment in 1985. He explores the role and impact of the media by addressing different sectors of society, naming religion, politics, news, and education. Although this book was written prior to 1985, its relevance is far more evident today than ever; we are living in a nation in which entertainment is the focus and aim of each sector in American society and in which our notation of truth or knowledge has been greatly redefined....   [tags: media environment in 1985]

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America Has Undergone Multiple Semantic Metamorphoses

- From its early beginnings forged in Enlightenment ideals of a self-governing people, to its current uneasy status as a near-epithet tossed around by pundits as the almost-unnamable “L-word,” the term “liberal” in America has undergone multiple semantic metamorphoses. Like some sort of mutable gemstone, the meaning and identity of the term “liberalism” has been shaped and transformed over time by pressures from a myriad sources. What is now thought of as “classic” early liberalism in late eighteenth-century America was a concept that described our country’s founding republican principles: a rejection of the monarchy, with emphasis on freedoms (liberties) granted to each individual....   [tags: Great Depression, World War II, New Deal]

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The Stages Of A Jury Trial

- The stages of a Jury Trial The stages of a jury trial are of immense importance in any line of law enforcement. The moments spent in the court room decide whether or not it is justifiable to strip a suspect of the rights he has been guaranteed his entire life. Because if the prosecution can prove, without any reasonable doubt, that the suspect is indeed the individual responsible for the crime being investigated, the jury will move to convict; thus diminishing the suspect’s rights promised in the constitution....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Comparative Essay : Stem Cell Research

- ... On the contrary, it is not what the Catholics/Christians believe. They have a more conservative approach and therefore believe that every embryo has life regardless of its age according to John Davis (Powell, 2). In order to rebut, Haque, who was defending the Islamic perspective raised the question about the fairness in the situation when Christians or Catholics are allowed abortion when a mother’s life is in danger when they do not support stem cell research which saves lives too. Catholicism seems to promote the idea of anti life by contradicting themselves in different circumstances....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Islam, Religion]

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Captain Beatty in "Fahrenheit 451"

- Of all literary works regarding dystopian societies, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is perhaps one of the most bluntly shocking, insightful, and relatable of them. Set in a United States of the future, this novel contains a government that has banned books and a society that constantly watches television. However, Guy Montag, a fireman (one who burns books as opposed to actually putting out fires) discovers books and a spark of desire for knowledge is ignited within him. Unfortunately his boss, the belligerent Captain Beatty, catches on to his newfound thirst for literature....   [tags: Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451]

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Ethical Duties of Legal Counsel

- Ethical Duties of Legal Counsel The U.S. criminal justice system is considered to be an adversarial system consisting of two sides, the prosecution and defense. It is believed that both sides enter the trial on equal grounds and present evidence to represent and help support their case. However, throughout the proceedings both the prosecution and defense have two very different ethical roles, responsibilities and duties, which tends to cast doubt on both sides remaining equal. The defense’s role is to make the prosecution prove its case with sensible arguments, real evidence, and steadfast testimony; point out facts in which the State has failed to establish guilt; ensure the defendant rece...   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft

- Who are Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin. What did William Godwin reveal in the novel, Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman that caused such a scandalous outcry from Mary Wollstonecraft’s readers. Why were these revelations so scandalous to begin with. The following essay will attempt to detail Godwin’s scandal, his reasoning behind the revelations that involved suicide attempts and affairs, as well as the public views and placement of women within the era. This paper will explain much history of all those involved, from Wollstonecraft herself, to Godwin and the British subjects....   [tags: Literature]

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Libertarianism is the Best Philosophy

- The aim of this essay is to prove the reliability of and why Libertarianism is the most coherent of the three views, which refers to the idea of human free will being true, that one is not determined, and therefore, they are morally responsible. In response to the quote on the essay, I am disagreeing with Wolf. This essay will be further strengthened with the help of such authors as C.A. Campell, R. Taylor and R.M. Chisholm. They present similar arguments, which essentially demonstrate that one could have done otherwise and one is the sole author of the volition....   [tags: politics]

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Free Will and Determinism Views

- The aim of this essay is to prove the reliability of and why Libertarianism is the most coherent of the three Free Will and Determinism views. It refers to the idea of human free will being true, that one is not determined, and therefore, they are morally responsible. In response to the quote on the essay, I am disagreeing with Wolf. This essay will be further strengthened with the help of such authors as C.A. Campell, R. Taylor and R.M. Chisholm. They present similar arguments, which essentially demonstrate that one could have done otherwise and one is the sole author of the volition....   [tags: Free Will, Determinism]

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Parents Putting Children in Leashes

- In this day and age there is the increasingly popular belief that everything is an ethical issue. Everything from the colors that you wear, to the people that you choose to love, to what you eat for breakfast, someone somewhere will tear it apart and find an ethical issue. Name anything that you as an individual strongly believe in, and you can find someone that thinks the exact opposite and cannot wait to tell you about how their way of thinking is correct. That is mainly a product of post-modernism, combined with the end of modernism and the belief that there is a discoverable absolute truth....   [tags: Parenting, Children, Morality, Ethics]

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Standardized Stress: Sleep, Eat, Study

- ... Construct validity is a term that refers to the degree to which an assessment measures what it is intended to measure. Since the SAT and ACT lack such a characteristic, they do not quantify predicted college accomplishment. Therefore, it is plain to see that college aptitude tests are too narrow-minded and short-focused. They can not effectively anticipate a student’s competency in an institute of higher education, and are consequently poor indicators of college performance. However, one must also consider the relationship between family income and test scores in this controversy....   [tags: standardized tests, predicting college performance]

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The universalism of Best Practice

- ... Additionally, Results from a cross-sectoral study in steel, apparel and media electronic instrument industries indicate that best practices have enhanced trust, job satisfaction and commitment in all three industries (Applebaum, 2000). Guest et al. (2003) also category nine key areas of HRM, including training and appraisal. They find evidence that these integrated practices are associated with lower turnover and higher profit per employee in a number of UK companies. Many other empirical researches appear to state that the greater the extent of best practices the better the impact on organisational performance irrespective of internal or external context (e.g., Lawler’s, 1994; Delery an...   [tags: firm, performance, workplace, theory]

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Hazing Cases and Qualified Immunity

- Introduction: In recent years several high profile national cases have brought hazing to the forefront in American society as a real issue and a problematic one at that. According to recent statistics from the University of Maine, 1.5 million high school students are hazed each year. Of the athletes who have reported hazing, 40% have reported that a coach or advisor was aware of the activity. 22% report that the coach was actually involved in the activities. (Allan & Madden, 2008). Moreover, 36% of students say they would not report hazing primarily because “there’s no one to tell,” and 27% feel that officials or coaches won’t handle the situation right....   [tags: humiliating, dangerous initiation rituals]

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Morality of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

- The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a necessary action taken by the United States government in order to ensure that their allies does not receive any more casualties from the conflict with the Japanese Empire during World War II. If United States did not use the atomic bomb on the island there would have been a higher number of casualties from the U.S troops. The first reason why the U.S would have lost more troops was because the Japanese soldiers had an extremely strong conviction that their country was the righteous side of the war and they were doing the right thing for the greater good of the empire....   [tags: bombing, World War 2, casualties]

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Civil Litigation And Criminal Litigation

- ... With enough evidence to charge, the prosecuting attorney files the complaint, the initial appearance usually within 24 hours of arrest, Preliminary Hearing, formal charge/s by indictment issued by a grand jury or information or filed by prosecution without a grand jury review. Then, Arraignment, Discovery or information exchange, any pretrial motions are ruled on next. (These could be Motions to Dismiss, Suppress, Change Venue, or Motion in Limine). A Pretrial Conference follows – the judge and parties discuss any remaining motions or problems and the judge will set how the trial will proceed....   [tags: Jury, Criminal law, Jury trial, Prosecutor]

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The American Civil Rights Movement

- ... This involved testing the 1946 U.S Supreme court 's decision in Morgan v. Virgina, that ruled segregated bus seating was unconstitutional. The freedom riders experienced a great deal of violence and arrests. This action garnered national and international attention, and drew hundreds of new freedom riders to the case. Underweight from the Kennedy organization, the Interstate Commerce Commission issued regulations restricting segregation in interstate travel terminals. The outcome of the US Freedom Rides compared to that of the Australian Ride, were specially similar in ways....   [tags: African American, United States]

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What 's My Age Again?

- ... This estimation is what Pearson argues causes the “uncertainty” within the issue of age, “These approximated birth dates allow the government to administer benefits and track and control immigration flow, but they lack both certainty and accuracy. This uncertainty and inaccuracy breeds the immigrant age problem, a problem that arises when these immigrants clash with a criminal justice system that demands greater age-specificity” (Peterson, 2013, p.746) Along with introducing this overarching issue of age uncertainty, Peterson relates the problem to three major branches within the criminal justice system, explaining the harsh implications age uncertainty develops....   [tags: Criminal justice, Crime, Criminal law, Punishment]

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Lord Diplock And Lord Steyn

- ... Secondly, both Wallace and Stevens identified, as a result of the doctrine of privity, an issue that the person who suffered the loss (i.e. the third party) cannot sue, whereas the person who has suffered no loss (i.e. the promisee) can sue , causing commercial inconvenience. Wallace referred to this as the legal ‘black hole ’. In some cases, the courts have awarded the promisee with specific performance, but such a remedy will not be available in every case. Further, even in those cases where substantial damages or specific performance may be available, the promisee, may not be able to, or wish to, sue the promisor....   [tags: Contract, Common law, Contract law]

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The Human Genome Project

- The Human Genome Project (HGP), an international scientific research project, has educated the public tremendously on various topics concerning DNA and genetics. This study has been beneficial to communities alike. As stated, the HGP sought to identify all the genes in human DNA, determine the sequences of the three billion chemical base pairs that make up human DNA, store this information in databases, improve tools for data analysis, transfer related technologies to the private sector, and address the ethical, legal, and social issues that may arise from the project....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]

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The Problem of Evil

- Introduction One of the oldest dilemmas in philosophy is also one of the greatest threats to Christian theology. The problem of evil simultaneously perplexes the world’s greatest minds and yet remains palpably close to the hearts of the most common people. If God is good, then why is there evil. The following essay describes the problem of evil in relation to God, examines Christian responses to the problem, and concludes the existence of God and the existence of evil are fully compatible. Body “The problem of evil is often divided between the logical and evidential problems.” At the heart of each problem is the belief that the existence of God and the existence evil are incompatible....   [tags: God and Evil are Compatible]

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LGBT Protecting Your Freedom

- After winning his election in 1992 President Clinton proposed that he would create a way to allow homosexuals to actively serve in the military. After his inauguration in 1993 the president signed a piece of legislation concerning homosexuality in the armed forces. This policy was referred to as “Don’t ask, Don’t Tell”, the legislation stated that to demonstrate or engage in any homosexual activity would be against all good morals and discipline in the military. The policy created said that, A Service member may also be separated if he or she states that he or she is a homosexual or bisexual, or words to that effect....   [tags: Don’t ask, Don’t Tell, same sex, sexuality]

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Evidence Law Assignment Paper

- A prima facie case has been described by the Canadian court as “one which covers the allegations made, and which if believed, is complete and sufficient for a decision in favour of the complainant in the absence of an answer from the respondent.”[36] Thus, as in the United Kingdom, the defendant’s explanation is ignored at this initial stage. The case of McDonnell Douglas,[37] which has been cited in both U.S. and Canadian jurisprudence,[38] sets out an example of facts that would be sufficient to establish a prima facie case....   [tags: Canadian courts, prima facie]

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Gun Control: Annotated Bibliography

- Frates, Chris. “The Gun Debate Isn’t Over Yet.” National Journal (2013): Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 31 Oct. 2013. In this article written by Chris Frates, the author talks about how democrats and republicans are going back, and forth on gun control laws. Both parties are finding it difficult to come to an agreement. While leaving republicans asking the question “How do you take away Americans 2nd Amendment?” It’s a tricky situation as republicans, and congress continue to try find loop holes in the system to force stricter gun control laws....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography]

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Does Money Buy Happiness?

- Does Money Buy Happiness. In today’s world, it is a prevailing truth that society often regards money as a ubiquitous element in daily life. As we are approaching a modern era, money seems to be getting more important and it has become a driving force of one’s life. The phrase “money may make the world around” perfectly portrays that our lives are constantly revolving around money. It is agreeable that money is not everything but with money, we can live the life the way we want and afford all the luxuries in life....   [tags: Happiness, Personal life, Happiness economics]

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Persuasive Articles on Gun Control

- Persuasive Articles on Gun Control Persuading an audience can be done in several different fashions, one of which is Hugh Rank’s Model of Persuasion. Rank’s model states that two major strategies are used to achieve the particular goal of persuasion. These strategies are nicely set into two main schemas; the first method is to exaggerate an aspect of something, known as “intensify.” While the second is to discredit it, which is referred to as “downplay.” Al Franken, Jeffrey Snyder, Harlan Ellison, and George Will, have all written persuasive articles about gun control....   [tags: Persuasion Argumentative Gun Control Essays]

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Social Function Hypotheses

- Of the many aspects distinguishing humans from other animals, language is probably the most fundamental; not only does it enable communication of ideas, opinions and emotions, it also provides us with many of the sophisticated cognitive faculties we associate with our superiority as a species. In examining the origins of language rather than attempting to determine how it functions, a more fundamental question arises of why language evolved. To investigate this question we must endeavour to find the original beneficial function of language that caused it to be naturally selected and further adapted....   [tags: Language ]

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Creation vs. Evolution

- Creationists have locked themselves into a country-wide battle against science for the minds of our youth and control of the intelligentsia. Why are they fighting. Over the last decade, the Theory of Evolution has reared its head with a vengeance, and creationists fear that it erodes the moral integrity of our society while promising to deliver us into a dark age. Nothing could be further from the truth, and the truth is, in fact, quite the opposite. The Theory of Evolution is supported by vast amounts of empirical evidence, and the dismissal of such can only cause harm to our society in a world where innovation and progress beget survival....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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Reduction in Force

- Today, many health care organizations have been forced to reduce their workforce due to the downturn of the economy. Marshall and Broas (2009) state that whenever health care organizations conduct a reduction in force (RIF); there is the potential for legal risk. However, with proper planning and implementing, employers can minimize the risk of litigation (Marshall & Broas, 2009; Segal, 2001). Hence, before carrying out a 10% reduction in workforce, there are a number of steps that need to be taken to ensure it is successful....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Applying Critical Thinking

- Introduction On August 12, 2010, the Governor of Illinois notified the Federal State Employee Union (FSEU) Local 343, of the state’s intent to outsource and privatize the Department of Transportation (DoT) information systems management function (B. Glenn, personal communication, August 20, 2010). In response, Mr. Padilla, the president of the FSEU Local No. 343, requests the FSEU Director of Human Resources, Ms. Glenn to evaluate the notification. The memorandum dated August 20, 2010, includes Ms....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]

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Corporate Social Responsabilities

- “Businesses who use company resources to benefit employees and the community [over and above] that of simply paying wages and taxes are violating their moral obligations to maximise profits for shareholders.” (PHI2043F Essay Topic) The aforementioned statement is one of many responses resulting from the discussion of what corporate social responsibility (in the realm of academics) is. Corporate social responsibility (in the realm of academics) is defined as “the discussion about the moral obligations of a business” (PHI2403F Week 3 Slides, 2014) and it introduces the theory of “how business should weigh the interests of its shareholders against the interests of other stakeholders.” through t...   [tags: business, moral obligations]

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September 11, 2001

- Terrorist attacks against the United States didn’t begin on September 11, 2001. In 1993, the World Trade Center became the target of terrorism; a truck bomb was the weapon of choice. Minimal damages were caused to the building with the exception of displacing businesses for a period of six months. Global War on Terrorism has been an ongoing effort in order to avoid future terrorist acts against the United States of America and the rest of the world. Throughout the last few years, many countries have extended their support in Afghanistan and Iraq to end terrorism and many individuals have been detained due to their participation in terrorist activities....   [tags: terrorist attacks, world trade center]

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Animal Rights Speech

- Our case is that if we don’t test on animals then progress in scientific fields would be halted. As first speaker for the negative I will speak about the benefits of animal testing in general and then I’ll talk in detail about animal testing in medicine. My second speaker will talk about the opinions on testing and the food chain and my third speaker will summarise our points and rebut. Safety tests are conducted on a wide range of chemicals and products, including drugs, vaccines, cosmetics, household cleaners, pesticides, foodstuffs, and packing materials....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Due Process

- Due Process The phrase "innocent until proven guilty" has been quoted for many years. In our society, we have labeled the accused person either guilty or not guilty without giving that person or persons their rith of due process. Webster's New World College Dictionary Fourth Edition says: "Due Process is the course of legal proceedings established by the legal system of a nation or state to protect individual rights and liberties." Due Process will allow an accused person time to go through the court proceeding, in hope of proving his or her innocence or guilt....   [tags: Justice System Due Process Law Essays]

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Representation in Music by Roger Scruton and Sound and Semblance by Peter Kivy

- "Representation in Music" by Roger Scruton and "Sound and Semblance" by Peter Kivy Can music represent. Does it matter if it can. Roger Scruton and Peter Kivy tackle these two questions in two articles concerning music’s representational powers: Representation in Music (Scruton) and Sound and Semblance (Kivy). Scruton takes a two-pronged approach to the question of musical representation arguing that 1) music cannot represent things and 2) even if it could, such representation is irrelevant to the appreciation of the music....   [tags: Music Semblance Scruton Kivy Essays]

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Affirmative Action Must Play a Role in College Admissions

- Anxiously awaiting its contents, the high school senior stares at his mailbox. He has been awaiting a response for months from his dream college. He has endured the endless questions from friends and family, "Did you hear from that college yet?" He has spent many a night he should have been sleeping lying in bed wondering whether he would be heading to his dream school in the fall. He has read numerous books and has done serious research on just what it took to get where he wanted to be. He continues to stare for hours, shaking from either anticipation or fear, though he cannot decide which....   [tags: Pro Affirmative Action Essays]

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A Response to Nilofar Shidmehr's God Existed or Exists

- A Response to Nilofar Shidmehr's God Existed or Exists Introduction In recent years, scientists have come to the amazing discovery that the existence of carbon-based life in our universe is dependent upon a set of extremely improbable initial conditions. In their article, “The Anthropic Teleological Argument,”[1] Betty and Cordell lay out some of these conditions in cosmology and biochemistry. Had various initial conditions of the universe been slightly altered, life would have been impossible....   [tags: Nilofar Shidmehr God Existence Essays]

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Besires Theory is Fully Consistant with the Humean View

- Abstract One Humean view holds that motivation requires beliefs and desires, which are separate and distinct mental states. Beliefs are disposed to fit the world, and desires are disposed to make the world fit them. This view is thought to eliminate besire theory, according to which moral judgments have both a world-mind direction of fit by representing the ethical facts of the matter, and a mind-world direction of fit by motivating action accordingly. Here I argue that besires are fully consistent with the Humean view....   [tags: Ethics Morals Values Beliefs]

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Role of James Baldwin in the Civil Rights Movement

- Throughout most of the 1950’s and 60’s there was a strong push by Black Americans to end their unfair treatment in America. Two main groups during this time were working on this problem. The NAACP and the Nation of Islam were two main groups working on and poised to solve this very dilemma. Despite trying to solve the same crisis their ideas on a solution were very different. Since their views were varied, people in turn had different views on which group they would become associated with. This inspired many writers to publicly display their beliefs on the issue....   [tags: NAACP Nation of Islam]

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The Moral Disagreement on Capital Punishment (Death Penalty)

- Using Democratic Deliberation to Resolve the Moral Disagreement on Capital Punishment (Death Penalty) Common American experience seems to suggest that a solution to every dilemma can be found through enough lobbying, legislating, media-blitzing or politicking. We often believe that the person arguing most eloquently, reasonably or forcefully will win every dispute, yet there are times when this optimism fails. Despite great efforts to show the strength of a position, there are arguments that we cannot untangle simply by proving our right and another's wrong....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Coexistence of the Media and the Government

- The Coexistence of the Media and the Government The American media system is spinning out of control in a hyper-commercialized frenzy. Fewer than ten transnational media conglomerates dominate much of our media; fewer than two dozen account for the overwhelming majority of our newspapers, magazines, films, television, radio, and books. With every aspect of our media culture now fair game for commercial exploitation, we can look forward to the full-scale commercialization of sports, arts, and education, the disappearance of notions of public service from public discourse, and the degeneration of journalism, political coverage, and children's programming under commercial pressure....   [tags: Papers]

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Interpretation of A Feminist View on Pornography

- Interpretation of A Feminist View on Pornography The article that I will be breaking down in the following paper is “Pornography, Civil Rights, and Speech” by Catherine A. MacKinnon. I believe the best area to start is to briefly describe MacKinnon and her article. MacKinnon is a professor of law at the University of Michigan. The article deals with the affects of pornography on society. MacKinnon feels that some pornography should be illegal. Her reason for this view is not that she finds it offensive, but rather that she considers it as a form of sexual discrimination....   [tags: Critique Rebuttal Essays]

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The Effectiveness of Nuclear Weapons for Deterrence

- 'Nuclear weapons protect our country. The very fact we have them means no-one will ever use them' In this account, I am going to discuss the diverse arguments which concern the issue of nuclear weapons, and whether or not their ownership actually voids use. Exploring both contrasting arguments, I will discuss both sides to the subject; arguments which support this statement contrast a great deal to those who rebut it, yet both sides have their valid reasons to their case; those who favour the statement believe that the weapons are somewhat of a taboo, however, those who support the opposing view look at the matter a lot more practically, after all nuclear we...   [tags: Nuclear Weapons Essays]

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The First Amendment in High School

- What is the age that a person should be able to claim rights under the first amendment. The first thing would come to most people's mind is eighteen. However, upon examination, someone could easily justify that a sixteen year old who is in his or her second year of college would have the ability to form an opinion and should be allowed to express it. What makes this student different from another student who, at sixteen, drops out of school and gets a job, or a student who decides to wear a shirt that says "PRO-CHOICE" on it....   [tags: Law]

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Offer and Acceptance in the Courts

- Offer and Acceptance in the Courts In dealing with problems of offer and acceptance, the Courts have taken a strict approach, stating that there must be clear offer and acceptance in order to create a binding contract. As such, offers must be clear on their terms and capable of acceptance and can only be accepted on terms that mirror the offer, as established in the case of Gibson v ManchesterCityCouncil (1979) [1]. There are dicta in certain cases, notably in the judgments of Lord Denning MR, which have attempted to mitigate this harsh approach, in the case of Butler Machine Tools Co Ltd v Ex-Cell-o Corporation (England) Ltd (1979)[2]....   [tags: Papers]

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William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

- William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing Act IV is the "crucial" scene whereby the two young lovers should marry; yet by the foul intrigue and planning of the Bastard John, are cruelly separated in a public display of her humiliation. Further more, the other "couple" in this play of comic mystery, finally declare their love for each other face to face. Two plans resulting from each of the two events are firstly, that Hero should be reported dead from grief, in order to establish the truth, and, secondly, that Benedick should challenge Claudio to a duel....   [tags: Papers]

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How to Prepare for a Debate

- How to Prepare for a Debate "People generally quarrel because they cannot argue." This quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton rings true when taking into consideration any domestic argument. Debating is a method used to argue a topic between individuals or team members. Generally debating is used to maintain order while the opposed argue. Here are some helpful guidelines for the preparation of a three aside parliamentary style debate. Firstly, when preparing for a three aside parliamentary style debate you must find out what your motion is....   [tags: Papers]

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In Defense of Direct Perception

- In Defense of Direct Perception ABSTRACT: My goal in this paper is to defend the claim that one can directly perceive an object without possessing any descriptive beliefs about this object. My strategy in defending this claim is to rebut three arguments that attack my view of direct perception. According to these arguments, the notion of direct perception as I construe it is objectionable since: (1) it is epistemically worthless since it leaves perceived objects uninterpreted; (2) it cannot explain how perceived objects are identified; and (3) it is ill-prepared to assign objective content to perceptual states....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]

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Photographic Influence on Degas Work

- Photographic Influence on Degas Work What, if any impact did photography play in the role of arts ‘evolution’, in particular, what impact did photography have in the works of the impressionist painters. Two obviously conflicting opinions arise through texts by ‘Aaron Scharf’ and ‘Kirk Vanerdoe’. Scharf argues that the impact of ‘snapshot photography’ and the invention and wide distribution of portable camera’s had a significant influence on the works of the painter ‘Degas’. Vanerdoe takes the opportunity to question what makes an influence significant, and tends to see the creation of Impressionism stem from earlier art movements....   [tags: Art]

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