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Television and Media Essay - Four Arguments for the Elimination of TV

- Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television Television technology has been a controversial issue since its debut in the early 1940s. In order to fully understand any controversial issue, one must be presented with both the pro and the con sides of the issue. One must understand and be able to argue both sides of the issue in order to become a successful and well-educated person. Being a member of the pro-technological society, one is well educated on the pro side of this issue....   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument]

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Dynamics of History as Argument for Biblical Theology

- In this point we explore how Edwards related the dynamics of history, location and time, as arguments for Biblical Theology or for his Work of Redemption. Edwards believed that redemption is inextricable from history and vice versa. However it would take him many years to develop this connection into a coherent philosophy and theology of salvation history. Edwards faced the acute problem how to demonstrate God’s sovereignty and redemptive activity in an evolving age. In this respect it was difficult to reconstruct the series temporum (stages of time) from God’s redemptive plan....   [tags: theology]

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Psychology's Argument of Nature, Nurture, or Both?

- One of the oldest arguments in psychology is the nature versus nurture debate. This debate focuses on if the contributions of genetic inheritance or the environment plays a role in human development. As always, there are two sides of every debate. In this case, there are the nativists, who believe human development is determined by genetics, and there are the empiricists, who believe that development is the result of learning and the person’s environment. Philosophers from centuries ago, such as Plato, suggested that certain aspects of human life are innate or that they occur because of someone’s environment....   [tags: human development, characteristics, behavior]

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Examining the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Argument for the Existence of God Based on Religious Experience

- A religious experience is an event which brings about an encounter between God and the experient. It is a communication between God and the individual which brings about an overwhelming awareness of God. As a result, the experient may undergo a conversion, may believe they have received a revelation or feel called to fulfil a divine commission or spiritual responsibility. But a question that would arise is whether there are strong grounds that suggest that such experiences prove the existence of God....   [tags: theology, religion]

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An Evaluation of Descartes' Argument that an Evil Demon Manipulates through Senses

- I. Introduction This paper is an evaluation of the argument Descartes presents about the possibility of the influence of an evil demon influencing manipulating and deceiving us through our senses. The second section is to describe the method of doubt and how it progresses to the third section which evaluates the progression through the evil spirit argument. Fourth, is how one can take both the method of doubt and the evil spirit argument and come to the conclusion that one still exists and is a thinking being....   [tags: meditation, doubt, spirit]

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Reconstruction of Aristotle's Argument from Physics Book 2, Chapter 8.

- In this paper, I offer a reconstruction of Aristotle’s argument from Physics Book 2, chapter 8, 199a9. Aristotle in this chapter tries to make an analogy between nature and action to establish that both, nature and action, have an end. This argument developed as a respond to natural philosophers, who argue that the results of nature/natural processes occur just by accident but not for an end (198b16). Aristotle argues that events and results that come to be by chance only are present a few times....   [tags: the end of nature and action]

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Frankenstein's Origin: Assessing Thompson's Argument for the Creature's Literary Ancestors

- The greatest modern stories often hail from ancient myths, and Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, proves no exception to this claim. Replete with references to John Milton's Paradise Lost and the ancient Greek myth of Prometheus, the story of Frankenstein seems, in many ways, very much like the Creature himself—which is to say, cobbled together from various scraps of previously existing parts. Terry W. Thompson, however, argues convincingly that scholars continue to ignore one of Frankenstein's most influential literary antecedents: the Greek hero known as Hercules (Thompson 36)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Analyze an argument Stanley Fish: Save the world on your own time

- Higher educational systems allow students to adapt more to both theoretical and practical knowledge. Universities around the world offer programs of different criteria for their students. Civic engagement programs allow students to become a part of their community, which improves students’ social and moral experiences. Students who are civically engaged develop a series of skills apart from their education. Stanley Fish, an American literary theorist and a public intellectual writes and argues about the progression of education....   [tags: literary analysis, civic engagement]

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No “More” Socialism: Debunking Raphael Hythlodaeus’ Argument Against Private Property

- George Orwell, in his famous essay, “Why Socialists Don’t Believe in Fun,” aptly described the problem of any Utopian ideal. “It would seem that human beings are not able to describe, nor perhaps to imagine, happiness except in terms of contrast… Nearly all creators of Utopia have resembled the man who has (a) toothache, and therefore thinks happiness consists in not having a toothache. They wanted to produce a perfect society by an endless continuation of something that had only been valuable because it was temporary” (Orwell)....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Kripke’s Modal Argument Against Type Identity Theories

- Type identity theories are mainly concerned with the premise that the brain and the mind are identical and discuss mental states and reduce them to the physical. Saul Kripke made some influential criticisms to type identity theory. Kripke’s criticisms rely on views about essentialism, modality and possible world semantics, (Hanks) Kripke’s argument is directed at the thesis from Identity theory that each physical state is identical to an undifferentiated mental state, Kripke relies upon the concept of a rigid designator, and the necessity of this rigid designator to disprove statements of identity....   [tags: Saul Kripke, physical state, mental state, brain]

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'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' Relation to Foucault's Argument

- ... Harding from the movie is an example of what Foucault would describe as a docile body. He is subjected, used, transformed, and improved by Nurse Ratched. He doesn’t fall under the influence of McMurphy like some of the other patients do, at least right away. He was always scared to change the routine that Nurse Ratched set in stone for them. He was unsure whether or not to vote for the change of watching the World Series rather than having the mentoring session. Also, there was a scene where he stood up and raised his voice during a session but quickly realized what he had done and continuously pleaded that he was sorry to Nurse Ratched because he knew he wasn’t supposed to do that....   [tags: film analysis]

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John Locke's Social Contract and Natural Rights Argument in Relation to Free Will

- John Locke’s Social Contract and Natural Rights Argument in Relation to Free Will One of the most significant philosophical and political issues for humanity is the conflict of freedom and security. This is often referred to as a balance between the two. This issue has been prevalent for as long as we have had society. In this paper I will discuss some of the theories of the 17th century English philosopher John Locke in his Second Treatise of Government and how they apply to this situation. I plan to then relate his arguments to the problem of free will....   [tags: phylosophical and political issues, freedom, ]

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Does Aristotle’s Function Argument Offer a Convincing Account of the Human Good?

- The Nicomachean Ethics, written by Aristotle, represents his most important contribution within the field of Ethics; it is a collection of ten books, covering a variety of interesting topics, throughout the collection. Aristotle tries to draw a general understanding of the human good, exploring the causes of human actions, trying to identify the most common ultimate purpose of human actions. Indeed, Aristotelian’s ethics, also investigates through the psychological and the spiritual realms of human beings....   [tags: philosophy, ethics, eudaimonia]

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Analysis of Evil in Peter Van Inwagen´sThe Argument from Evil

- ... This implies either God is not omnipotent and so is unable to bring about the greater good or if He is omnipotent then this reply implies a moral imperfection. Therefore, Inwagen admits, his defense must include “…the proposition that God was unable bring about the greater goods without allowing evils…” (Reason and Responsibility, 110). Secondly, a theist may reply that there is evil in this world because it allows for an understanding of good. However, Inwagen again notes God’s omnipotence which could teach this contrast through something less evil, such as vivid nightmares....   [tags: Free Will, Agency, Deity]

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Argument Analysis of Brain, Interrupted, by Bob Sullivan and Hugh Thompson

- ... The authors could have presented the subject without giving the impression that switching back and forth between tasks can make us “dumber” (Sullivan and Thompson). They could have given a euphemism to lower the audience’s chances of becoming defensive and be more open minded. By increasing their professionalism, they can reach their target audience, upper middle class and upper class, that read The New York Times and have the ability to persuade people to avoid multitasking. The article presents itself casually at first, but then more professional later on as it proceeds to further explain and backup their claim that distractions such as text messages, can affect our brain activity....   [tags: multitasking, technology, distractions]

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Key Features of the Design Argument for the Existence of God

- Key Features of the Design Argument for the Existence of God Design arguments seek to move from facts about the world to the existence of God. As such they are inductive, a posteriori arguments. The Design argument is actually a broad title under which a number of arguments fall. Swinburne in his book 'The Existence of God' suggests three different groupings of these arguments. There are Teleological arguments which argue from what is seen as a general pattern of order in the Universe....   [tags: Papers]

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Methods of Persuasion Used in Two Articles

- Many innocent animals endure insensitive pain that may result to death. Thousands of animals are being tested on for company’s products. In the labs, products such as drugs and cosmetic are being tested on animals before it is determined safe for humans to use. Some may say that this is the best way for it provides safety for humans and no one is harmed. On the other hand, there are others who feel animals are the ones being harmed and we do not have the right to use them as test subjects. In the two articles, “Animal Experimentation Is Necessary to Ensure Product Safety” by Partners in Research (PIR) and “Using Animals for Medical Testing Is Unethical and Unnecessary” by People for the Et...   [tags: Argument Analysis]

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The Success of the Kalam Cosmological Argument in Establishing an Existence in God

- The Success of the Kalam Cosmological Argument in Establishing an Existence in God The kalam cosmological argument is an argument from the existence of the world or universe- to the existence of God, I think this is effective because the existence of the universe, such arguments claim, stands in need of explanation, the only adequate explanation, the arguments suggest, is that it was created by God. This is because it says that everything that has a beginning of its existence has a cause of its existence and the universe has a beginning of it’s existence; so it must have a cause to exist, and this cause is God, therefore God exists....   [tags: Papers]

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School Uniforms: Dealing With Discrimination & Upholding Individuality

- One click on High School Musical, one flip on Seventeen Magazine, and one walk at a school hallway are all it takes to make a student be aware of how hell it feels like to be stared at and insulted by the other students if he/she wears this humongous thick glasses, knee-high socks, and clothes repeated last week. Media has influenced a lot of today’s trends and ideologies. Adolescents, being on the psychological level of self-identification, bring this perspective of fashion and social classes at school....   [tags: Education, argument]

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Key Features of the Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God

- Key Features of the Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God The word Cosmological argument comes from the word cosmos, which refers to the world or universe as a well-organized and perfect system. The cosmological argument is a classic argument, which tries to prove the existence of God, and this argument is based on the fact that the world’s existence needs to be explained. The cosmological argument is an argument that starts from the existence of the universe, to try and prove that God exists....   [tags: Papers]

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Exploring the Possibility of Updating the Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God

- Exploring the Possibility of Updating the Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God The term cosmological comes from the Greek language, meaning ‘world’ or ‘universe.’ The argument is based on facts about the world. The topic of cosmology refers to the study of the universe. The cosmological argument begins with a general claim about the physical universe e.g. that some events have causes and that there must be a supernatural agent to somehow explain this fact. The argument seems to say that there cannot be an infinite series of causes, they have to stop somewhere....   [tags: Papers]

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The Motionless Arrow: Aristotles Thoughts On Zenos Arror Argument

- The Motionless Arrow: Aristotle's Thoughts on Zeno's Arror Argument Aristotle's thoughts on Zeno's Arrow Argument as represented in Chapter 9 of Aristotle's Physics: A Guided Study can be understood in such a way that it might not be "next door to madness". In this chapter, Aristotle interprets Zeno's argument of the Flying Arrow as "missing the mark". There are four premises for this argument, and in Aristotle's opinion, premise three can be rejected. He does not believe that time is composed of indivisible nows, which he proves with laws of science....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Various Forms of the Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God

- The Various Forms of the Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God The cosmological argument is a well established argument for the existence of God and it is also known as the first cause argument. The cosmological argument is based upon the belief that there is a first cause behind the existence of universe and this was God. It has taken many forms and in the past has been presented in many ways. So many philosophers have put their points across, philosophers like; Plato, Aquinas, Socrates, Hume, Kant and many more....   [tags: Papers]

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A Conservative Argument against Stem Cell Research

- A Conservative Argument against Stem Cell Research For the past few years stem cell research has been a widely debated topic; however, former President Clinton?s stance?allowing federal money to be spent on tightly controlled stem cell research?lead to intense debates over federal funding for stem cell research. There are four ways of obtaining stem cells, which are taken from embryos that are approximately one week old. They are using unwanted embryos from fertility clinics, embryos from aborted fetuses, cloned embryos, and embryos created for research purposes....   [tags: Stem Cell Research Essays Papers]

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The Key Ideas of the Cosmological Argument for the Creation of God

- The Key Ideas of the Cosmological Argument for the Creation of God There are three key ideas in the cosmological argument each view is written by a different philosopher and has a different view of the reasons for existence. Lets have a look at the different views. Thomas Aquinas was one of the greatest theologians the world had ever seen. He believed that Aristotle’s philosophy was a better foundation of Christianity than Plato’s theories were. Aquinas believed that to prove gods existence people only had to look at the world around them, the world couldn’t exist, as it is if there wasn’t an ultimate force behind it all; this force is called god....   [tags: Papers]

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The Strengths and Weaknesses of the Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God

- The Strengths and Weaknesses of the Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God The cosmological argument seeks to prove the existence of God by looking at the universe. It is an A posteriori proof based on experience and the observation of the world not logic so the outcome is probable or possible not definite. The argument is in three forms; motion, causation and being. These are also the first three ways in the five ways presented by Aquinas through which he believed the existence of God could be shown....   [tags: Philosophy Religion]

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Shedding a Different Spotlight on the Argument from Design

- Shedding a Different Spotlight on the Argument from Design "Author is to book, as painter is to __________." Anyone who has taken the SAT is familiar with analogies similar to this one. The significance of analogies relies on the fact that analogies not only tell us about the meaning of words, but they tell us about the relationships of the world. In discussing our world, a well-known, much-debated topic has been the existence of God. Many arguments have been presented on both sides of this issue, the teleological argument (the argument from design) is one of the most discussed....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Major Features of the Ontological Argument for the Existence of God

- The Major Features of the Ontological Argument for the Existence of God The ontological argument for the existence of God was originally set out in eleventh century by St. Anselm in his Proslogian. Anselm was a Benedictine monk, Archbishop of Canterbury, and one of the great medieval theologians. It has received a lot of both support and criticism from leaning philosophers. The argument is appeals to those who already believe in the existence of God than to an atheist. The argument is entirely a priori; it seeks to demonstrate that God exists on the basis of that concept alone, and show existence as an attribute/characteristic of God, in the same way omnipotence a...   [tags: Papers]

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Teaching Argument Evaluation in An Introductory Philosophy Course

- Teaching Argument Evaluation in An Introductory Philosophy Course ABSTRACT: One of the greatest challenges in teaching an introductory philosophy course is convincing students that there are, indeed, reliable standards for the evaluation of arguments. Too often introductory students criticize an argument simply by contesting the truth of one of its claims. And far too often, the only claim in an argument that meets serious objections is its conclusion. For many students, the idea that an argument displays a structure which can be evaluated on its own terms is not very difficult to grasp....   [tags: Education Teacher Learning Essays]

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The Reasons Why Some Thinkers Rejected the Cosmological Argument

- The Reasons Why Some Thinkers Rejected the Cosmological Argument Aquinas’s argument was as follows: If the universe was infinite, it would have an infinite number of days. The end of an infinite series of days can never be reached, so today would never arrive. However, today has arrived, so the past cannot be infinite. Time began when the universe began, which was an event. Events are caused; therefore there must have been a first cause. This first cause was God. Tennant said there are things in the world which are contingent....   [tags: Papers]

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Organization is Crucial When Making a Sound Argument

- Organization is Crucial When Making a Sound Argument The development of animal rights organizations in the past century has made hunting a heated topic for debate. Modernization has left the primitive form of hunting and gathering behind as an obsolete form of human survival. With this occurrence one would think that hunting would lose its popularity, but this statement couldn’t be farther from the truth. It has developed more as a sport and participation is still widespread throughout the United States....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Adequacy of the Moral Argument for Explaining the Existence of God

- The Adequacy of the Moral Argument for Explaining the Existence of God The moral argument like many arguments for the existence of God comes in many different forms. All of these set out to prove God’s existence from the evidence of morality in the world. Morality is about understanding the difference between the right and wrong action in a situation, the moral person has this understanding and then acts appropriately. The moral arguments first problem or flaw is that it assumes and works on the principle that the majority of people have some experience of morality....   [tags: Papers]

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Descartes Skeptical Argument And Reponses By Bouwsma And Malcolm

- Descartes' Skeptical Argument and Reponses by Bouwsma and Malcolm In this essay, I will examine Rene Descartes' skeptical argument and responses by O.K. Bouwsma and Norman Malcolm. I intend to prove that while both Bouwsma and Malcolm make points that refute specific parts of Descartes' argument in their criticisms, neither is sufficient in itself to refute the whole. In order to understand Descartes' argument and its sometimes radical ideas, one must have at least a general idea of his motives in undertaking the argument....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Key Ideas of the Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God

- The Key Ideas of the Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God A) The cosmological argument is to prove the existence of god. In this type of argument we are looking at cause and not design. This type of argument is an aposteriori argument because it is based upon experience. Thomas Aquinas puts the key ideas into 3 ways. First way is, motion/change. Nothing can move by itself or change itself. The first thing to have moved must have been moved by something else and that thing therefore must be God....   [tags: Papers]

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Response to Clarence Darrow's Argument in the Henry Sweet Case

- Response to Clarence Darrow's Argument in the Henry Sweet Case In responding to Clarence Darrow's arguments in the Henry Sweet case and in the Leopold and Loeb case, there are some considerations that would have to be addressed in the same manner in both cases. The cases however, differ in many ways that would result in very different responses to the cases. An advocate opposing Darrow would face two factors described above. First, simply opposing Darrow creates some necessary response by the advocate, covered by those arguments that remain constant in the two cases....   [tags: Papers]

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Key Concepts of Religious Experience as an Argument for the Existence of God

- Key Concepts of Religious Experience as an Argument for the Existence of God The argument is of an 'a posterioi' nature, therefore it is inductive. This means the argument uses data and evidence from which conclusions are drawn. The argument of experience must involve a sense of encounter, the experience of the encounter therefore has been seen, felt and sensed and therefore making the experience exist to us (Hume). These experiences seem to be widespread throughout society and therefore can be claimed to be a normal occurrence....   [tags: Papers]

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Building a Recreation Center Outline

- Crux Argument I think our town needs to support the building of a recreation center rather than a detention center to reduce gang violence. The opportunity to save the troubled youth should not be forgone merely because we chose a facility over another one. Developing a Detention center will add to the problem of gang violence here in this town. Our youth will benefit more from a recreation center where they have the chance to use their energy in a positive way. The recreation center will create a socially stable environment to grow in....   [tags: Crux argument]

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A Non-Pacifist Argument Against Capital Punishment

- A Non-Pacifist Argument Against Capital Punishment ABSTRACT: In this paper I present a moral argument against capital punishment that does not depend upon the claim that all killing is immoral. The argument is directed primarily against non-philosophers in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Oddly, the moral argument against capital punishment has not been effective in the United States despite the biblical injunction against killing. Religious supporters of the death penalty often invoke a presumed distinction between ‘killing’ and ‘murdering’ and avow that God forbade the latter but not the former....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]

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Argument Supporting Increased Gun Control in the United States

- According to the Coalition for Gun Control, last year a total of 291 people were killed by handguns in Australia, Sweden, Great Britain, Japan, and Switzerland. In the United States more than 24,000 people will be killed by the end of this year. So what is the big difference between the U.S. and these other countries. In these other countries it nearly impossible to buy any kind of gun. In these countries there are no gun shows. In these countries you can’t buy a gun at a pawnshop or your local Wal-Mart....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Argument and Parody in T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets

- The Seduction of Argument and the Danger of Parody in T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets Though its more lyrical passages present detailed and evocative imagery, substantial portions of T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets afford no such easy approach. Since the initial appearance of "Burnt Norton" it has been a critical commonplace to regard these portions of the text as at once its most conceptually profound and its most formally prosaic. Of course, the Quartets offer enough cues toward this critical attitude that it may fairly be said to reside within the poem at least as much as it is imposed from without....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Four Quartets]

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Analysis of The Inquisitor's Argument in Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov

- Analysis of The Inquisitor's Argument in The Brothers Karamazov      Dostoevsky makes a strong case against Jesus in "The Grand Inquisitor": Jesus did not love humanity sufficiently to care for the greater good of the race.   The majority of people, according to the Grand Inquisitor, are weak and "like sheep." Jesus prized freedom of faith above all else, and because he cared more for that freedom than for the happiness of people, the Grand Inquisitor and the Catholic Church, as led by he Inquisitor, reject Jesus....   [tags: Brothers Karamazov Essays]

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An Argument Against High Salaries in Major League Baseball

- An Argument Against High Salaries in Major League Baseball Twenty-five million dollars made per year. Over one hundred fifty-four thousand dollars made per game. Over forty-seven thousand dollars earned per at bat. Sounds a little ridiculous, does it not. That is what current Texas Ranger shortstop Alex Rodriguez earns to play the game of baseball ( Baseball is a game that children have been playing in schoolyards and fields for the past one hundred years. It may not be a game anymore....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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Visual Hallucinations: Another Argument for Brain Equals Behavior

- Visual Hallucinations: Another Argument for Brain Equals Behavior A hallucination is defined as a sensory perception in the absence of an externally generated stimulus (4). They are different from illusions in that in an illusion an external object actually exists and is perceived, but is misinterpreted by the individual (4). Main forms of hallucinations are be visual, auditory, and olfactory, but since we have been discussing vision and interpretation of reality lately this paper will focus only on those that are visual....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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The Cognative and Behavioral Effects of Nicotine: An Argument for Brain=Behavior

- The Cognative and Behavioral Effects of Nicotine: An Argument for Brain=Behavior For the majority of this class I have been a fence-sitter with 'mystical' leanings. However when I decided to do my paper on smoking, I found in the phenomina of addiction a very strong argument for our brain=behavior hypothesis. In the following essay, I will describe the biological effects of nicotine on the Central Nervous System and some of the resulting behavioral effects. Afterwards I will present thoughts as to why I believe addiction is a very important point to be considered in the question we've been asking since the first day of class....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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King’s Letter Considered a Classic Argument

- King’s Letter Considered a Classic Argument After being jailed in the Birmingham city jail, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister who preached nonviolence, wrote this response to a published statement by eight fellow clergymen from Alabama. This letter was not only composed under somewhat constricting circumstances but was written in a way that can be analyzed to be considered as a classic argument. Not only does it contain the five elements needed in a rhetorical situation, but the letter includes the six parts of an argument, the five types of claims, and even the three types of proofs....   [tags: Martin King Analysis Letter Birmingham]

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Argument for Raising the Legal Age of Drinking to 21

- Argument for Raising the Legal Age of Drinking to 21 Madame Chairwoman, and members of the floor, I would like to propose that by raising the legal age of drinking alcohol to 21, not only would there be less underage drinkers, but it would save many lives. You will be shocked to find, that statistics by the British Medicine Association show that the number of drink-driving accidents caused an estimated 560 deaths in 2003. How could anyone argue that we should not raise the drinking age, if we are able to save lives....   [tags: Papers]

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Hume's Argument on the Distinction Benevolence and Self-love

- Hume's Argument on the Distinction Benevolence and Self-love In his Enquiry Concerning the Principle of Morals, Hume rebukes the arguments of skeptical, philosophers who deny the existence of moral distinctions. He doubts that an individual can be so indifferent that he or she is unable to distinguish between right and wrong. Hume believes that the differences between men arise from nature, from habit, and from education. Hume believes no skeptic, no matter how doubtful, can claim that there are absolutely no moral distinctions....   [tags: Papers]

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King's Argument in A Letter from Birmingham Jail

- King's Argument in A Letter from Birmingham Jail In Dr. King's essay 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' he addresses the claims made about his arrest by the eight clergymen. His responses are very long and detailed, giving a very compelling and moving point of view. His letter is directed to his audience, which consists of white middle class citizens who Dr. King refers to as the 'white moderates'. Dr. King's letter is very persuasive because his use of pathos makes the audience think or imagine themselves in the situation....   [tags: Luther King Birmingham Jail Essays Papers]

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An Argument For Gay Marriage

-   The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Yet, same-sex marriage continues to be a highly debated issue that leaves our society searching for answers. As a child, I was brought up in a Christian home, where Christian ethics and values were instilled in me. I was always taught that you should obey your parents and God, that you should not lie, cheat, or steal, and that God was always watching you; I was also taught that homosexuality was wrong....   [tags: Persuasive Essays, Argumentative Essay]

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Pro-Choice Argument

- Thou shalt not kill; one-tenth of what may arguably be the most famous guidelines of morality in the western culture, and also the main driving force for pro-life advocates. The argument supporting their beliefs typically starts with the premises that a fetus is a person, and to destroy or to kill a person is unethical. Therefore abortion, the premeditated destruction of a human being, is murder, and consequently unethical. I deny the fact that the fetus, what I will refer to as an embryo up to 22 weeks old, has the right to live....   [tags: Abortion, Argumentative, Pro-Choice 2014]

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Argument of the Hume's Response to the Missing Shade of Blue

- In this essay, I will argue that Hume’s response to the “missing shade of blue” example is satisfactory. Firstly, I shall explain Hume’s account of the relationship between impressions and ideas and the copy principle. I shall then examine the “missing shade of blue” and its relation to this account. I shall then explore Hume’s response to his own counter-example and evaluate his position by considering possible objections and responses to his view. I shall then show why Hume’s response to the “missing shade of blue” example is satisfactory....   [tags: atomism, non-genetic thesis,copy principle]

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Katha Pollitt's Argument About Media Being Biased Against Liberals and Allan Levite's Argument That Media Is Biased Against Conservatives

- Katha Pollitt's Argument About Media Being Biased Against Liberals and Allan Levite's Argument That Media Is Biased Against Conservatives In the nation Katha Pollitt argues in her article "Kissing & Telling" that the media is against liberals, and or her views. Allan Levite in his article for the National review, "Bias Basics," Levite argues that the medial is biased against conservatives. Both authors present arguments with deficiencies. They both have motives to be biased....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Essentials Of Argument

- Upon considering this assignment, many ideas have developed and then been re-developed to address the points that are the desired outcome. The opportunity to have one’s personal thoughts considered and applied for persuasive analysis over any academic achievement deserves much thought. Additionally, to reflect upon each assignment, provide honest analysis, and determine the real worth as personally valued, is not as easy as one may think. As with any subjective process, it is necessary to explore many avenues to ascertain the best evidentiary route....   [tags: Writing Style, Assignment]

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Argument For Euthanasia

- Euthanasia - the termination of a person's life with the aim of getting rid of his pain and suffering with an incurable disease (Euthanasia).Currently adult euthanasia legalized in different forms in countries such as Colombia and Japan, as well as the U.S. states of Oregon, Vermont and Washington, and in some European countries: namely, Netherland and Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland(Belgium has taken the unprecedented law on child euthanasia).At this time, the topic of euthanasia is very relevant, as pass many debates on this subject and its resolution....   [tags: Pro Assisted Suicide, Right to Die]

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Advancing the Argument, Analyzing Modes of Persuasion in Edward I. Koch’s 1985 Essay “Death and Justice”

- What does rhetoric have to do with capital punishment. Plenty actually if you want to advance an argument as well as Edward I. Koch has in his compelling essay in support of the death penalty. Koch is introduced by the editors of the book containing his essay as “The feisty, opinionated mayor of New York City…” (handout). The editors continue describing Koch’s character and abilities as they point out that he is politician with a law degree and experience as a lawyer. More specifically that he was a leader for the Democratic Party and then a congressman (handout)....   [tags: rhetoric, capital punishment]

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Comparing Edwards' Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God and Patrick Henry's Speech in the Virginia Convention: Who Made the Best Argument?

- Jonathan Edwards creates a more effective argument for the intended audience in “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” than “The Speech in the Virginia Convention” written by Patrick Henry, by utilizing various techniques. Patrick Henry makes a strong argument however in the end, Edwards’ sermon grows to be more effective. Edwards creates the argument by strengthening the writing through tone, structure, fallacies and knowledge of the congregation that became his audience. Henry’s piece uses methods of oratory persuasion but the actual topic of “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” has an advantage from the start by appealing to fear, a fallacy of logic....   [tags: compare/contrast, ]

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State and Evaluate Aristotle's Function Argument that Happiness Is an Objective Feature of the Characteristic Activity of Human Being.

- The happiness is an objective feature of the characteristic activity of human being. Thus, whatever human being’s activity is the final goal is achieve or gain happiness. Many people works for money or their belief, but in fact both money of belief let them get happiness and that why they continues their current career. And I find that the following considerations will provide a convincing argument for happiness is an objective feature of the characteristic activity of human being. First at all, all human activities aim at some good....   [tags: philosophical analysis]

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Dale (2007) argues that quality and service improvements lead to enhanced company revenues and higher margins. Discuss Dale’s argument.

- Introduction Many companies have benefited from improvements of quality and service both internal and external aspect in global market which performance in company revenues increasing, higher margins, cost reduction, reputation of the company enhancement and some other positive effects on social or public perception. However, quality is an item that has visible and invisible inherent characteristics which can satisfy customers’ requirements (Dale, 2003). Therefore, quality of product is fundamental to firms, customer satisfaction will affect the profit of companies directly and quality improvement strategy is an effective approach to get financial return....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Objections to Charles Peirce's Article, A Neglected Argument for the Reality of God

- Objections to Charles Peirce's Article, A Neglected Argument for the Reality of God ABSTRACT: Charles S. Peirce sketches "a nest of three arguments for the Reality of God" in his article "A Neglected Argument for the Reality of God." I provide careful analysis and explication of Peirce's argument, along with consideration of some objections. I argue that (1) there are significant differences between Peirce's neglected argument and the traditional arguments for God's existence; (2) Peirce's analysis of the neglected argument into three arguments is misleading; (3) there are two distinct levels of argument that Peirce does not recognize; and (4) it is doubtful whether the argument meets all...   [tags: Religion]

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An Argument in Favor of the Atomic Bomb

- “Truman stated that his decision to drop the bomb was purely military. Truman believed that the bombs saved Japanese lives as well. Prolonging the war was not an option for the President,” ( 1). President Truman and the United States government made a fair decision by dropping the atomic bomb on the Japanese citizens in Hiroshima and Nagasaki during 1945. The bomb allowed the United States to appear more powerful and led to them influencing the rest of the world. The dropping of the atomic bomb was also a just response to the previous atrocities committed by Japan to other countries including the United States....   [tags: History]

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Night of the Gun: The literature argument

- Literature which comes from the Latin word ‘litterae’ is the art of written works, and is not bound to published sources, although, under circumstances unpublished sources can be exempt. In other words literature refers to writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. David Carr’s memoir, The Night of the Gun, can be considered to be part of literature because he uses his experiences and memories to portray important themes and messages about the effects of addiction....   [tags: Literature]

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The Argument in Favor of Reality TV

- “... I’m grateful for reality TV. If it’s sending society to hell, at least the kids and I can go there together,” James Poniewozik remarks in his article “Why I Watch Reality TV With My Kids” “When people complain that there are fewer good TV shows for families to watch together, it’s often assumed that means that TV has become more vulgar or adult,” Poniewozik continues to explain. However, a huge portion of shows are put into this pot of stereotypes and criticism, when they actually have good values and give viewers something more than just great entertainment....   [tags: Good Values, Relatable Content]

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An Argument in Favor of Legalizing Marijuana

- “There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others.” This quote, said by Harry J. Anslinger (Then director of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics) was used with many like it to persuade congress to pass a bill against marijuana in 1937. Marijuana was made illegal in the US in 1937 due to pure ignorance, incompetence in our government, and personal advancement....   [tags: Social Issues, Medicinal Properties]

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The Argument in Favor of Medicinal Cannabis

- With cannabis being one of the most widely used illicit drugs on the planet; I have always wondered the purpose for the illegality of the plant. Dating all the way back to early periods in the ancient Chinese civilizations, cannabis has been used as a medicine to treat all kinds of aches and illnesses. In the world today, it is most common for people to use laboratory, chemically made prescription or OTC (over the counter) drugs for a variety of cures. The problem with this though is people are unaware of the harmful risks and side effects that come with the use of those drugs....   [tags: illicit drugs, prescription medications]

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An Argument For The Juvenile Death Penalty

- When I told my friend the topic for this essay she simply assumed I was against the juvenile death penalty. When I told her I supported the juvenile death penalty she was extremely shocked. She commented, “So you think a nine year old who accidently kills their mom should get the death penalty?” This seems to be many people’s idea of the juvenile death penalty, an overgeneralization and misunderstanding of the types of crimes and situations that would warrant the death penalty. This is not what the juvenile death penalty is....   [tags: Pro Capital Punishment Essays]

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Humor as an Argument: A Modest Proposal

- Humor can come in many different forms. Many people are aware of the blatant humor of slapstick, but it takes a keener mind to notice the subtle detail in sarcasm or satire. In A Modest Proposal, Jonathan Swift was able to create a piece of literature addressing the faults of the Irish culture while embedding in a humorous essay. Swift’s satire allows for the gravity of the Irish standings to be exploited under the disguise of a proposal for economic benefit. The essay, A Modest Proposal, is a proposal to end the economic dilemma in Ireland by selling the poor’s children, at the age of one, for food....   [tags: Jonathan Swift on the flaws of Irish culture]

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Argument In Favor of School Uniforms

- School Uniforms have been debating about having uniforms in their school system for many years now. There are many advantages and disadvantages to requiring them, from court cases and many other different situations, school uniforms may be argued for many years to come. Whether people believe it or not, school uniforms do help with student attendance. Student attendance is one of the problems many schools face and the other problem is the school’s dress code policy. All students do have problems with their school’s dress code policy, with a uniform there wouldn’t be any one complaining about this other person getting away with a rule while this person gets in trouble for it....   [tags: Advantages and Diadvantages, Uniforms]

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An Argument For The Death Penalty

- The death penalty is an issue that’s much on the controversial side and there are those who believe it to be just and right; alongside there are also those who believe it to be cruel and unusual punishment. The first time that the thought of introducing a death penalty in the United States was during the year 1608 against a man named George Kendall who was accused of being a spy for Spain making him the first person to be executed on American soil (Death Penalty Info Center). Later on it went as far as giving people the death penalty for theft of grapes, making trades between Indians, and killing chickens; these reasons were soon revised and repealed by Bradford in Pennsylvania during 1794 a...   [tags: Pro Capital Punishment Essays]

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An Argument For The Death Penalty

- The death penalty has become one of the more controversial discussions in America. There are two different perspectives when it comes to this controversial subject, the pros and the cons; people in America are either against the death penalty or for it. The common saying “treat others how you wanted to be treated” plays a vital part. I truly believe if a person is big enough to kill someone on purpose and take away not only a family member but a life as well, they are big enough to face death themselves....   [tags: Pro Capital Punishment Essays]

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Argument in Favor of Legalizing Marijuana

- When comparing alcohol and marijuana which drug is more dangerous. According to statistics over 75,000 deaths in America are linked to alcohol. More than half these deaths are caused by alcohol poisoning. On the other hand marijuana cannot cause death from overdose due to being nontoxic. So why should marijuana remain illegal. Many think marijuana should remain illegal, but legalization would have much more advantages if it were legalized already. Legalization has plenty of benefits, but most ideas are shunned by the media, which only shows the cons of decriminalization....   [tags: drugs, taxes]

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To Kill A Mockingbird Argument Paper

- Education has progressed positively since the 1930s. Some would argue education was better in the 1930s because we did not have all the technology that ‘fries our brains’ and the students could leave for harvesting time. However, I believe education is at its best now because there is no physical abuse and attendance is required. In the book, To Kill A Mockingbird the teacher Miss Caroline tried her best. She did not have the right ideas for education though. Miss Caroline scolded Scout for knowing how to read and write....   [tags: harper lee, walter cunningham]

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Pollution and Life in Philip W. West's Essay, Pollution is Good for You

- Introduction In the essay, “Pollution is Good for You” by Philip W. West, the author asserts that pollution is a healthy and necessary condition for the sustainment of life on Earth. He uses examples for the pollution of the air and water to support his thesis. This is done through various analytical methods and research on the subject. The task for this paper however, is to apply the principles of philosophical logic to analyze his argument for form and validity without getting entrapped with the subject of pollution itself....   [tags: argument, environment, philosophy]

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What Does Nozick's Experience Machine Argument Really Prove?

- What Does Nozick's Experience Machine Argument Really Prove. ABSTRACT: Nozick's well-known Experience Machine argument can be considered a typically successful argument: as far as I know, it has not been discussed much and has been widely seen as conclusive, or at least convincing enough to refute the mental-state versions of utilitarianism. I believe that if his argument were conclusive, its destructive effect would be even stronger. It would not only refute mental-state utilitarianism, but all theories (whether utilitarian or not) considering a certain subjective mental state (happiness, pleasure, desire, satisfaction) as the only valuable state....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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Exposing the Weakness of Saint Anselm of Canterbury’s Ontological Argument

- Exposing the Weakness of Saint Anselm of Canterbury’s Ontological Argument In a world of scientific inquiry, atheism, and the assassination of God, we are often neglectful of our Glorious God’s existence. With new theories of neuropsychology, quantum physics, gene therapy, evolution, and psychobiology, we are constantly forced to edge God out of our lives, to be replaced with cold, empty scientific thought. What, with meme theory, genetic predisposition, evolutionary spontaneous generation, dark matter, super string theory, multi-layered universes, and the neurological reasons behind consciousness, we are becoming more and more distant from the reality that is God....   [tags: Philosophy Essays]

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Analysis of Howard Zinn's Argument in his Article Dying for the Government

- Analysis of Howard Zinn's Argument in his Article "Dying for the Government" In June of 2003, Howard Zinn’s “Dying for the Government” was published in “The Progressive” newspaper. He discusses the government’s claim to military victory in Iraq, and he believes that many innocent people have died for an unjust cause in that war. His claim is that soldiers died for their government, not their country. An important part of his argument is his discussion of democracy, which he says is what our country is supposed to be based on....   [tags: Howard Zinn Dying For Government Essays]

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Argument in Favor of Euthanasia

- Introduction Today, medical interventions have made it possible to save or prolong lives, but should the process of dying be left to nature. (Brogden, 2001). Phrases such as, “killing is always considered murder,” and “while life is present, so is hope” are not enough to contract with the present medical knowledge in the Canadian health care system, which is proficient of giving injured patients a chance to live, which in the past would not have been possible (Brogden, 2001). According to Brogden, a number of economic and ethical questions arise concerning the increasing elderly population....   [tags: Pro Euthanasia Essays]

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Argument in Favor of Euthanasia

- Debate about the morality and legality of voluntary euthanasia has been a phenomenon since the second half of the 20th century. The ancient Greeks and Romans did not believe that life needed to be preserved at any cost and were tolerant of suicide in cases where no relief could be offered to the dying or when a person no longer cared for their life (Young). In the 4th century BC, the Hippocratic Oath was written by Hippocrates, the father of medicine. One part of the Oath states, “I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary to cause and abortion” (Brock)....   [tags: Euthanasia, Argumentative Essay]

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An Argument for Gun Control

- America is the most well armed nation in the world, with American citizens owning about 270 million of the world’s 875 million firearms (Marshall). Indeed, this is more than a quarter of the world’s registered firearms. The reason why Americans own so many guns is because of the Second Amendment, which states, “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.” (Rauch) This amendment guarantees U.S. citizens the right to have firearms....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Argument for Euthanasia: Personal Narrative

- More than 5 years ago, I found myself in the exact same position that Susan Wolf had found herself in with her father. In my case, it was the end of life care for an elderly aunt who had no other family and as such, became a part of mine. She was my ward in a way, fully reliant and dependent on me in so many ways due to her advanced age. I thought that she was a very healthy person and could possibly go on living forever since she was under constant medical care. But all the medical care that the doctors could provide for her could not remove the nagging pains that seemed to be ravaging her fast aging body....   [tags: Dealing with Death]

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Argument Against The Death Penalty

- In 1992, 17 year old Johnny Frank Garrett was put to death for confessing to raping and murdering a 72-year old nun. A crime as heinous as this certainly deserves the death penalty as a punishment right. The only problem is that Garrett didn't do it. Garrett was in fact, a mentally ill man who suffered severe childhood trauma, significant brain damage and multiple personality disorder. His mental instability and repeated police interrogation are only things that caused him to confess to killing the nun....   [tags: Capital Punishment Essays]

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