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Plato's Vision of the Ideal State

- Plato's Vision Of The Ideal State As Presented In The Republic The concept of questioning meaning of life, the universe and everything has become debauched in modern society. But there is an exigency for and a value in the procedure of reasoning through aspects of our experience beginning with moral principles to existence. It can, for ordinary peoples as much as for professional philosophers, enlivening, vivid, and developmental. Plato is one of the most influential thinkers in human history. His philosophies have made a far-reaching impact on the human societies and have laid the foundation of many avenues of knowledge....   [tags: selfishness, utopia, God]

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The Ideal State of Today

- The search for the ideal state has been an on going mission for leaders since the creation of the first government. For a state to be truly ideal, its administration and chief must have the right characteristics. A government is a system that governs a state. A leader is someone who operates the administration. Although this seems simple, historical and current chiefs and regimes have proven it is not. The teachings of men such as Lao-Tzu and Niccolo Machiavelli include specific details on the traits a leader must posses in order to run and maintain a government where he or she is happy as well as the citizens....   [tags: Philosophy, Lao-Tzu ]

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Aristotle's Ideal State

- In this essay I will examine Aristotle’s ideal state in order to find out whether it is rather a place of hierarchy than equality. First it is necessary to define what is meant by hierarchy and equality. This seems to be an easy task, since these are commonly used words. But by equality, do we mean for example equal property, equal power or equal rights for everyone. For 21st century Sweden, for example, is usually thought to be rather equal state, while it is however true that even there everyone doesn’t have equal property, equal power or even equal rights....   [tags: political philosophy analysis]

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The Ideal Liberal State

- All liberals agree that the state is necessarily a coercive power and therefore ought to be minimised lest it encroach on individual freedom, one of the key values in liberalism. However, liberals were also the first to seek a justification for the state on rational grounds, such as through consent theory, their predecessors having generally accepted the state as divinely ordained. This shows that the state is clearly not something to be completely opposed, as it is for anarchists, but rather is seen as necessary to perform certain functions....   [tags: Liberalism, Conservatism, Social liberalism]

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Plato's Explanation of an Ideal State in his Work, The Republic

- What is the ideal state. This question has sparked debate since the very formation of organized political society. In Plato’s The Republic, Plato seeks to define justice and in doing so he seeks to explain the ideal just state. In Plato’s explanation of an ideal state, there is an extreme emphasis on unity and harmony. The reason unity and harmony are so important to Plato are because they are responsible for bonding together Plato’s ideal state and protecting it from tyranny. Plato explains at great length the framework which ties together the individual soul with the ideal political society....   [tags: The Republic]

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Aristotle's Ideal State: A Place of Hierarchy or One of Equality?

- Introduction to Political theory Is Aristotle’s ideal state a place of hierarchy rather than equality. Discuss. Aristotle is a philosopher who was born in the Greek town of Stagirus in 384 BCE and is well known for being a thinker who presented his views on a range of things, ranging from philosophy to politics. One of the key areas in Politics he addressed was the ideal city and what he believed it consisted of. The ideal city could be viewed as the ‘end of associations’ and why this is, I will later explore in the text....   [tags: introduction to political theory]

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Politics by Aristotle

- The subject which the question focuses on is the view of Aristotle’s ideal state. The distinction between hierarchy and equality is at the heart of the understanding of Aristotle’s ideal state. He claims that an ideal state ought to be arranged to maximise the happiness of its citizens. So happiness together with political action is the telos of human life. This end can be reached by living a better ethical life. However, he endorses hierarchy over equality. On one hand we have the equality which benefits everyone; on the other hand we have the distinction of classes meant in terms of diversities and differences where the middle one appears to be the means through which the state is balanced...   [tags: Aristotle's Ideal State, Happiness Politics]

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The Ideal Governing Society

- The views of Hobbes and Rousseau on the state of nature are drastically different and unique. Though, both philosophers have written works on how to achieve an ideal governing society, their ideas on the state of nature contrast greatly. A wide spread of ideas are expressed by both on the state of nature and the effects that forming a state had on the population. Hobbes views it as a much more radical, while Rousseau believes the state of nature is innocent. Their clashing viewpoints allow us to challenge our own thoughts on the matter....   [tags: hobbes, rousseau, consent, state of nature]

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Ideal Alignment: Execute Movement most Efficiently and Safety

- In dance, the term ‘ideal alignment’ refers to the body at the state of which allows the dancer to execute movement most efficiently and safely. Correct alignment can relieve muscle tension and stress, which can be greatly assisted through imagery. Eric Franklin stated that "Posture reveals our genetic and social heritage as well as the sum of our accumulated mental and physical habits." Posture constantly fluctuates due to one’s psychological state (Franklin, E 1996). As a result, dancers must be able to recognise these postural changes and adapt their movement accordingly....   [tags: dance, ideal aligment, posture]

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Puerto Rican Is An Ideal Place For A Vacation

- Being Puerto Rican means a lot to me. It means having an enriched heritage. We have a diverse ethnic background and this makes us unique. I am very proud of the struggle, we as Puerto Ricans have had to overcome. When I sit at my grandmother’s dining room table, eating white rice with beans and chuletas with a Malta to drink, I reflect on how glad I am to be a Puerto Rican because we eat so well. Puerto Ricans are well known for being friendly, respectful and for their warm hospitality. Being Puerto Rican means more to me than just food but that’s where it all begins sitting at a table surrounded by loving, funny, loud family members....   [tags: Puerto Rico, United States, Culture, U.S. state]

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The Separation Of Church And State

- ‘Ever since the occurrence of the ‘Enlightenment’ period, western society has endorsed the principle of the separation of church and state. However, the debate over their roles continue today’ (Cambridge University Press, 2009). The current secular state that has been enshrined in French laws, entertains the prospect of an ideal situation whereby religion and state are completely separate, providing an opportunity for France to create a society based on ‘living together’. By banning religious symbols in public places in France, they are creating the equal and just society they are aiming for....   [tags: Separation of church and state, Religion]

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The State Of Nature : A Questionable Conceit Of The Enlightenment

- The State of Nature: A Questionable Conceit of the Enlightenment Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau are all Enlightenment-era philosophers from the disciplines of early social and political science that each propose and outline their own forms of civil society (all of which rely on the idea of a social contract in some way) and corresponding models of sovereignty. The three authors fall along a spectrum of ideologies. Hobbes argues for an absolute monarchy enforced by a social contract that requires citizens to divest all their power into a single leader, known as the “Leviathan” (Hobbes 120-121)....   [tags: Political philosophy, State of nature]

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How to Have a Cooperative Relationship Between State and the People

- Joel S. Migdal defines uses an ideal-typed definition of the state as an organization, composed of numerous agencies led and coordinated by the state’s leadership that has the ability or authority to make and implement the binding rules for all the people as well as the parameters of rule making for other social organizations in a given territory, using force if necessary to have its way. He claims that a state’s ability to survive depends on several factors but most importantly, the ability to mobilize the society’s population....   [tags: economic, poltical, state]

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America 's Common Core State Standards

- Forty-two states have adopted Common Core State Standards. These standards were created to focus only on English and Mathematics. In effect of states adopting Common Core Standards, all other subjects taught in school seemed less important. History and Science standards are no longer stressed. Students are limited to being proficient in only two subjects. The Common Core deprives students’ ability to be skilled in multiple areas. These standards do not provide a slight “break” from the challenging fast past teaching of English and Mathematics....   [tags: Education, United States, State]

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Is The Solid State Drive?

- The solid state drive is a very unique piece of technology that was created in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. It is a storage device that incorporates solid-state memory and emulates a hard disk drive to store data. Solid state drives use interfaces such as USB and PCI express. It is very light, quiet and uses very little power to function, thus making it a very important piece in a modern day computer. As time goes by, there are more and more solid state drives that are found in laptops and even mobile devices as they are relativity smaller than hard disk drives and are much faster....   [tags: Hard disk drive, Solid-state drive, Flash memory]

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The Islamic State 's Online Recruitment

- The United States of America faces a problem that needs to be addressed. It is a problem with terrorist. But the group that America has the biggest problem with is ISIS. They are a radical muslim group that needs to be dealt with so maybe some day the world will be able to live together in peace and harmony. The United States has to deal with this problem the most diplomatic way possible because the United States people do not really want to go back over and fight the war they have fought for so many years already....   [tags: United States, U.S. state, Al-Qaeda]

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The Current State Of American Federalism

- Dating back to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, the balance of national interests and states’ interest has been highly disputed as a part of our intricate government structure. The application of federalism has varied over time and that is evident by the evolving roles and relationship between the central government and the states. The current state of American federalism cannot be accurately defined by a single practice of federalism but rather a “complex mix of all the elements our nation’s political system has experienced in the past” (Bianco and Canon 2015, 83)....   [tags: U.S. state]

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An Ideal Leader For All Situations

- “Those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.” (Rowling) A political leader, or political figure, is a person who is in charge of influencing public policy and decision making. In terms of leadership, there is no way to accurately outline an ideal leader for all situations. The ideal leader is something that can only be developed in terms of the people that it happens to be ruling....   [tags: Leadership, Political philosophy, Marcus Aurelius]

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Political System Is The Most Ideal

- Philosophers throughout history have come up with various theories to solve the issue of which political system is the most ideal. Each theory gave a possible system of government, which philosophers either agreed on or disagreed on. Philosophers either wanted the government to be a democracy, republic, monarchy, constitutional monarchy, communist or secularist. Some other philosophers argued that government constrains freedom and happiness, and an anarchy was suitable or even how the human was in the primitive state without any form of government....   [tags: Democracy, Monarchy, Government]

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The Ideal Education System Education

- The Ideal Education System Since the beginning of human civilization, the education system has been constantly advancing and intensifying. Although some of these advances have been beneficial to the progression of students’ learning, some of these changes have taken away from the true essence of school. The books Utopia, by Sir Thomas More, and The Sleeper Awakes, by H.G. Wells, illustrate abstract societies and the different systems within it. Both of the education systems in these societies were not perfect in any way....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Learning]

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The Tragedy Of The Kent State Massacre

- bloodiness. Families and friends of those fighting just wanted their loved ones to come home safe and sound. Because of the rising tension, when President Nixon pushed the war further everyone was outraged. Not only was there a war in Vietnam, there was now a war at home as well. This dramatic event had lasting effects on the country in more than one way. The Kent State massacre is one that has a rich background story. This story impacted people on a national level both politically and culturally....   [tags: Vietnam War, Richard Nixon, Kent State shootings]

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Analysis of Aristotle and Plato's Thoughts

- Philosophers are all known for questioning and exploring Ideals; taking a look at all options and what is most important. While Aristotle and Plato both take a plunge into the unknowns of a political state, Aristotle demonstrates a state for individuals, to rule as equals, contrary to Plato’s strict utopian structure and group over individual hierarchy view of the ideal state. Plato’s ideal state is strictly structured through a utopian ideal. Everything within Plato’s ideal state has a place and purpose, and everyone within it is aware of that....   [tags: aristotle, plato's ideal, utopia]

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An Ideal Life Starts With One 's Self

- An ideal life starts with one’s self. Overtime the building of relationships factor into your short and long-term goals to arrive at your future. It is your responsibility to create yourself into whatever it takes to reach the ideal life. As you struggle, several resources and means will make your ideal life that much easier to accomplish. Throughout it, the most important resource is your reputation; one way to build a reputation is debt. The character of reputation gained from debt is a pivotal step to achieve the ideal life through the role debt plays in our economy....   [tags: Debt, Loan, Credit, Meaning of life]

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Oedipus Rex By Sophocles : An Ideal Tragic Hero

- If one is familiar with Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero, one may consider King Oedipus, from Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, as a potential example of an ideal tragic hero. Sophocles exemplifies the definition of a tragic hero in his portrayal of King Oedipus, in addition to masterfully constructing a tragedy that has lasted the ages and continues to thrive as a classic work of literature to this day. A brief review of Oedipus Rex reveals key elements when defining a tragic hero. The first is the situation, as it unfolds, is complex in nature....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Sophocles, Jocasta]

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The Ideal Woman

- The Ideal Woman Henry David Hwang’s M. Butterfly highlights the stereotypical woman and draws a picture of the “perfect woman.” The perfect woman’s character traits include submissiveness, passiveness, modesty, beauty, dislike for sex, gentleness, and quietness, according to Hwang’s characters. These traits are shown in Song, labeling her as a perfect woman. The reader later finds out that Song is not a woman at all; she is a man. This challenges the image of the ideal woman. All of the female characters have flaws, proving to the reader that the concept of realizing the perfect woman is not possible....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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The Ideal Leader

- How would the world be different if we had a president who habitually did the right thing and was admired by everyone. In a world where the political scene is constantly changing and is often dominated by tyrants, we can go back in time and gather wisdom from Plato as to what an ideal leader looks like. For instance, most leaders we see today are proud, self-seeking and trapped in a cave that tells them that success comes from oppression and looking out for their own good; however, Plato shows us in Paragraph 65 that “if they go about, hungering for their own private advantage… the civil and domestic broils which thus arise will be the ruin of the rulers and state.” As we have seen time and...   [tags: Leadership]

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An Ideal Husband

- Set in the late nineteenth century, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband points out that the individuals are flawed as introduced by the irony of the play’s title. In this play, Sir Robert Chiltern is a man of wealth and power and is viewed as an ideal husband by his wife, Lady Chiltern. Though he appears to be faultless, he does in fact have an imperfection. The spurious origin of Sir Robert’s successful career and status can be traced to his prior indiscretion, but this secret must be kept confidential, if not, then this will ruin his marriage and career....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Ideal Beauty

- “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, is a very famous quote by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford. Martin, Gary. ("Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder." Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder. The Phrase Finder, n.d. Web. 07 Apr. 2014) This quote means that many different people see beauty in their own way. Beauty can be found in many different forms such as personal appearance, nature, personality, art and architecture. Modern societal values and those of the ancient Greeks hold both similar and different ideals of beauty....   [tags: socrates, ancient greese]

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A Nation State

- A "nation-state" is one type of structure in which a country (nation), organizes itself politically under one government. To begin, a "nation" refers to the people or private lives of citizens. Nations are uniform in their demography and culture ( language, race, culture, ethnicity, etc.) and have a strong sense of community. Nations also politically control themselves (autonomous self-governance) and establish institutions (government, economy, education, labor, health). A nation promotes nationalism, the ideology that the nation 's geographic and demographic interests should be the primary political identity of its individuals (sum of all parts)....   [tags: United States, Russia, Nation, Nationalism]

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Aristotle's Political Ideal

- Aristotle's Political Ideal ¡§It is not Fortune¡¦s power to make a city good; that is a matter of scientific planning and deliberative policy.¡¨ Aristotle, along with most of the prominent thinkers of his time, theorized upon what the Ideal Political State would be and through what means it could be obtained. Aristotle wrote on this discussion of the Ideal State in books VII and VIII of The Politics. What Aristotle observed around him were the prevalent city-states of ancient Greece. It is commonly believed that he did not have a vision of the large nation-state and especially not such great federations as the United States and Russia....   [tags: Papers]

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An Ideal Empire By Nick Kuranda

- An Ideal Empire by Nick Kuranda An ideal example of leader to lead and govern empire would be Ashoka as he was a great emperor during the Mauryan empire that ruled from 273-238 BCE. He conquered much of now known India, after a war invading the nation of Kalinga that waged heavy losses on both sides (about 100,000 people), he decided to convert to Buddhism. Prior to this, Ashoka was seen as a warlord, while now he seemed a peaceful ruler due to edicts he had written on stone pillars in central areas of the empire depicting religious toleration, an idea that was fairly new to the Mauryan society, nonviolence, giving his subjects fairness, and they were treated humanely "All men are my child...   [tags: Mongol Empire, Silk Road, Genghis Khan, Mongols]

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The Concept Of An Ideal Personality

- A core concept in Confucianism is the idea of an ideal personality. As can be inferred, this ideal personality is what followers of Confucianism strive for. This ideal personality, or ‘Gentleman(君子, jūnzǐ)’ as it is referred to in Confucianism, is someone who possesses ‘Goodness(仁, rén)’ and virtue. Rén is the idea that all human beings can feel sympathy and empathy for others. For example, when someone sees a child in danger they feel an urge to reach out and help the child; This person might be completely safe and not even know the child, yet they still feel a sense of urgency and alarm at the sight of the child in danger....   [tags: Taoism, Chinese philosophy, Confucianism, Wu wei]

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The Characteristics Of A Ideal Character

- In Aristotle’s literature, the four characteristics that define an ideal character are displayed throughout his plays. The characteristics of goodness, propriety, and consistency and true to life demonstrate Aristotle remarks of ideal characters. The goodness is defined as characters having good moral purpose. In contrast to propriety the character must demonstrate fitment to his or her role the behavior must conventionally considered being correct. In the sequence of these characteristics falls the importance of being true to life the character is bestowed to act out of probability but not out of necessary....   [tags: Tragedy, Tragic hero, Drama, Poetics]

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Education Is The Ideal Form Of Education

- Many studies have come out saying that children who are taught in their homes have better academic statistics. It has been shown that homeschooled children typically score 15 to 30 percentile points above public school students on standardized academic achievement tests (Ray). This means that if this were in fact the case, home schooled student’s education is the ideal form of education, right. Well unfortunately, these studies are volunteer based because they can’t get every homeschooled child to take the tests, which means it is not a random sample of all homeschooled children, it is a sample of those who volunteer (Clemmitt 3)....   [tags: Homeschooling, Alternative education, Unschooling]

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An Ideal Universe The Term Race

- In an ideal universe the term race would rely simply on factual information. It would not be associated with subjective views on how a person’s physical characteristics are perceived, but the real, unimagined appearance of a human being. However, this ideal has been unrealistic in America beginning with the invention of the “white” race. During the Formative Wave migration Englishmen coined the term white to both differentiate themselves from all others who were migrating to the new world and depict their pure status in comparison to these people....   [tags: United States, Racism]

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Elaine Showalter And The Ideal Woman

- Megan O’niell 100832504 Rob Holton ENGL 3605 A December 8 2014 Elaine Showalter and the Ideal Woman Elaine Showalter is a feminist writer who analyzes the oppression of women in psychiatry. Her contributions to British and American literature have brought new insights to feminism and have helped to influence other female authors to do the same. In writing “Toward a feminist poetics”, Showalter does not show women as being multiple women, but as a single “woman”. It is implied that she does not believe that there can be many different types of women, and that there can only be one....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Gender]

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Race And Racialized Ideal Beauty

- Correctable Race or Racialized Ideal Beauty The great race debate of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries posed the question: Is race biologically fixed, or externally mutable. Samuel Stanhope Smith was a primary proponent of the latter opinion, as seen in his essay “An Essay on the Causes of the Variety of Complexion and Figure in the Human Species to which are Added Structures.” Initially, he seems to be a researcher documenting the entire spectrum of human color diversity. However, as the essay continues, his focus shifts from all of humankind to individuals of a “savage complexion” (44)....   [tags: Race, Human skin color, White people, Human]

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An Ideal Version Of America

- Decades before the Civil War, from 1815 to 1860, there was a period known as the Antebellum Era, where Americans fought to make changes in the society to make an ideal version of America. The economy of America began to deviate to the North manufacturing during the time the Industrial Revolution began, but in the South, the Cotton boom formed plantations to make it the prime debate of the country. It was represented by the advancement of abolitionists as well as the steady diffusion of the country among people who were for slavery, and abolitionists....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, American Civil War]

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Ethics Of An Ideal Organization

- In an ideal organization, be it business or education, leadership and ethics go hand in hand in order to create a culture of trust. Being a leader means that you have influence or power over a group of individuals and are guiding them towards a common goal or mission (Freeman & Stewart, 2006, p. 3). In educational settings the common goal tends to be multifaceted, ranging from student safety to community involvement to high achievement scores on local, state, and national assessments. Leaders can come in many forms and have different personalities and leadership styles....   [tags: Leadership, High school, Ethical leadership]

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The Ideal Political System?

- The ideal political system can, and is, very challenging to create. We believe that the ideal system should accurately reflect the views of the people and create a system of powers that works throughout each branch of government. The branches of government include the executive, the legislative, and the courts. We also go into how these positions are elected, as well as the parties in which they are elected from. They all work together to create a sound government that will work in the best possible way....   [tags: Presidential system, Parliamentary system]

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The Quran And The Islamic State

- The Quran and the Islamic State The concept of Islamic state has received increasing attention among Muslim societies in the last century. It has been also articulated and promoted by famous ideologues such as Sayyid Outb, Abul A 'la Maududi and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in the last decades. Thus, many Islamist movements and some radical groups have struggled to establish an Islamic state based on the teachings of the Quran. However, does the Quran really command Muslims to establish a state or any specific political order....   [tags: Islam, Qur'an, Muhammad, Hadith]

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What Is The State Of Nature?

- What is the state of nature. And what will that variation lead to various ideal forms of governments. Modern social theorists attempted to dig deeper the question between human nature, human organization, and the legitimate political structure. Thomas Hobbes, one of the earliest modern theorists, sees human nature as self-interest driven yet rational. Jean-Jacques Rousseau evaluates that humans are physically equal while polluted by comparisons, division of labor and properties. Emanuel Kant, however, defines humans as rational while competitive, a group of people on the way to enlightenment....   [tags: Political philosophy, Jean-Jacques Rousseau]

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Ideal Image of Media

- Ideal Image of Media James, a senior in high school, had said, “On social media, you have to look like this, your body has to be shaped this way, you have to have this skin color, you have to have this smile to be acceptable to society… And I don’t fit in” (Shalby 1). The media has a huge impact on our everyday lives and how we view the world. It surrounds us and gets inside our mind. Media affects our opinion of ourselves and others mentally and physically. Modern day media has altered the way people view their appearance and this can lead to mental and physical issues....   [tags: Social Media, Internet, Technology]

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Taoist Ideal in Hero

- Zhang Yimou’s Hero is a rare production in the history of Chinese cinema. Apart from achieving blockbuster status in the West that few Chinese movies have managed, it is also extremely successful domestically. Nevertheless, just as many other well-received films preceding it, Hero has been the subject of varied interpretations. Critics seem especially unable to decide on the traditional Chinese philosophy behind Hero. Some view it as the epitome of Confucian teachings on loyalty (Louie), while others argue that it “chooses a Legalist narrative to judge the moral health of the nation … [and] challenge[s] the social morality of Confucianism” (Rawnsley)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The State 's Overall Performance

- Over the course of time, political scientists and comparativists have come up with a variety of ways to study states. Aside from looking at the history of world events and the interactions of state institutions in the world, some key elements, which provide a foundation on measuring a state’s strength, have been developed. These elements exist to measure the state’s strength, each concentrating on different aspects of the state’s overall performance. The state, a centralized authority of power, can be measured for its legitimacy, degree of centralization, autonomy and capacity....   [tags: United States, Political philosophy]

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The Politics Of California State University

- California State University, Northridge is a conglomerate of different cultures, ethnicities, and religions. The students and faculty provide a suitable sample size of the American religious landscape: numerous ethnicities from different locations around the world come together and bring their religious practices with them. This nation holds great pride in its diversity and acceptance of others. While the concept of pluralism is something the nation would prefer to have as a common belief, different opinions are an obstacle present....   [tags: Religion, Islam, United States]

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The State Run Exchange Programs

- Simpson reports feelings of uncertainty in the sustainability of the state run exchange programs in Colorado. Our state run health care exchange program, Connect for Health Colorado is working, but it is not ideal. Some states have resorted back to the federal exchanges because state run exchanges are financially draining. Politically, "the Republicans in Colorado 's congressional contingent [are] renewing calls to dismantle the law and Democrats calling for efforts to improve it" (Simpson par. 20)....   [tags: Health care, Insurance, Health insurance]

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The Ideal of Marriage

- The Ideal of Marriage In today's society most marriages have different perspectives of an ideal marriage. Some married couples are totally faithful, honest and respectful to one other, meaning the wife and the husband are together and living happy in there married life, other married couples may tend to cheat and disrespect each other, meaning that the married couple are not together or are separated may be there opinion of the ideal marriage. In the medieval period Chaucer, writes to his audience the ideal of marriage in his stories....   [tags: Papers]

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Ideal Society

- Democratic societies are were the people are involved in the decision making of the government and have representation. In Thomas Paine’s Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs, Paine desired for the colonies to go to war against Britain to gain independence, while having the feeling that Britain was exploiting the colonies. Paine explains the disadvantages of the colonies being connected with Britain. In Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Divinity School Address he brings forth a moral argument....   [tags: Paine, Emerson, Thoreau]

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A Self-Defeating Ideal

- When people dream and strive to meet their goals, it can be a glorious thing. However, when success overshadows their dreams and one becomes obsessed with that success, it can lead to a path of destruction. For some people, achieving the life that matches up with the “American Dream” is that path of destruction. This lifestyle is very evident in the main characters of both “Death of a Salesman,” and “A Raisin in the Sun,” Willy Loman and Walter Lee Younger. They’ve dedicated their lives to a self-defeating ideal....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Review]

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My Ideal Society

- Whether or not humans are essentially evil or sympathetic is a question that has long left many philosophers in a state of conflict. Through the evaluation of natural human qualities, many different opinions have been formed. The so called “laws” of the world attempt to define a set of uncertain rules which are to govern society in its most raw form, dictate moral rights and wrongs, and create boundaries. Every single action can be separated into any of these three categories, depending upon the action....   [tags: moral code, society, liberty]

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Plato and Aristotle's Ideal Views of Politics

- Plato grew up within the spewing turmoil that would become Athens, after its failed attempts at democracy, and Aristotle who was educated in Athens under his teacher went on to mentor Alexander the Great of Macedonia. Though both had varying differences in their ideal governmental policies. Plato in his Republic would have his great city of Athens follow a monarch known as the Philosopher-King, while Aristotle in his talk of Politics would have the demos, the people rule, the very people that ruined the city his mentor grew up in....   [tags: monarch, democracy, philosophers]

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The Ideal Political Leader Vs. Plato

- In this paper, I will argue that the ideal political leaders would like to lead the city from their innate drive. Give a brief definition of all relevant terms According to Plato, “Philosopher” is a person who has the knowledge applicable to any aspects of the city and sufficient enough to lead the city and become a ruler through many years of training. (Plato, VI.484c) “The ideal political leader” is a guardian who keeps the law and the ways of life of the city just. (Plato, VI.484c) “Virtue” includes wisdom, courage, moderation, and the justice....   [tags: Plato, Philosophy, Justice, Political philosophy]

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American Cultural Myths

- The United States and cultural myths pertaining to this country have been a topic of discussion for many years. Stephanie Coontz’s “The Way We Wish We Were”, David Brooks’ “One Nation Slightly Divisible” and Margaret Atwood’s “A Letter to America” are all essays about different American cultural myths. Each author focuses on a different cultural myth that pertains to the United States. They explain how these myths are thwarting a realistic view of America. As well as changing the perception of the country as a whole....   [tags: ideal families, ideal lifestyles, ideal country]

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Well Balanced Leadership: An Ideal Way to Approach Humanity

- The basic advice given by Niccolo Machiavelli on governing a society contradicts that of Lao-Tzu's in the way they differ in philosophies, yet the ends they seek to meet are similar. They each had unique philosophies on leadership. As I attempt in trying to find commonalities in these two philosophies, the only one that I can sense is that both give advice on how to lead a nation to maintain prosperity, safety, and peace. I also find truth in the book statement that reads: "Like Lao-Tzu, Machiavelli is brief and to the point." Machiavelli was from Italy and Lao-Tzu from China....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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Import And Export Business Is An Ideal Occupation

- The import and export business is an ideal occupation for those individuals who know how to sell, but who also have a diplomatic and engaging character. As sales and distribution agents in one or more countries for overseas manufacturers, importers and exporters are the matchmakers of international trade. Import and export are high-risk businesses that are vulnerable to sudden changes in politics, economics and legislation. There are many risks for an exporter and importer that can be summed up as government risk, regulation risk, labor risk, raw material risk, fixed cost risk, exchange risk, transport risk, and culture and society risk....   [tags: International trade, Export, Material, Import]

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Henry V, An Ideal Machiavellian Ruler

- For hundreds of years, those who have read Henry V, or have seen the play performed, have admired Henry V's skills and decisions as a leader. Some assert that Henry V should be glorified and seen as an "ideal Christian king". Rejecting that idea completely, I would like to argue that Henry V should not be seen as the "ideal Christian king", but rather as a classic example of a Machiavellian ruler. If looking at the play superficially, Henry V may seem to be a religious, moral, and merciful ruler; however it was Niccolo Machiavelli himself that stated in his book, The Prince, that a ruler must "appear all mercy, all faith, all honesty, all humanity, [and] all religion" in order to keep contr...   [tags: cruelty, mercy, religious]

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Mrs. Goody Proctor Is The Ideal Christian

- Being an individual and trying to separate yourself by being different is not usual in the puritan community. They do everything as a whole and that is what they believe in. In this article it says, “Such an adamantly ridged society of course implies that any form of individuality will be considered subversive and dangerous” (Bonnet 32). The main cause of this entire process is a mixture of individual and social forces. The character Abigail is out of lust for Proctor and out of jealousy for Elizabeth Proctor which was mentioned earlier....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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I Am An Ideal Law School

- Let me begin by stating that I am grateful for this opportunity and appreciative of your time and consideration with my application. Please allow me a few moments to provide you with my background to help explain why I wish to enroll in law school. Through my personal statement, I hope to convince you that my experience, decisions, and actions have shaped my desire to become an attorney and that I am an ideal law school candidate for [LAW SCHOOL NAME HERE]. Being the first in my family to have gone on to higher education, education has always been equated to have a high level of importance in my life....   [tags: Law, Criminal justice, Police, High school]

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The Ideal Consuming Man’s Reality

- One of man’s most challenging obstacles to overcome is that of the real versus the ideal (Melani 1). There is almost always a tendency to fantasize about the inaccessible, leaving man in a place more empty and isolated than ever before. Perhaps it is what happened in one’s past that forces one into a state of oblivion, depression, and helplessness, and unfortunately the consequences almost always solely affect the one trying to escape. The world we live in is a powerful, destructive place if we allow our fears and depression to overtake us....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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Northwest State College

- Northwest State College Introduction Recruiting is becoming an essential function of Human Resource Management. As labor markets continue to shift, recruiting needs to be incorporated into strategic HR planning since its fundamental purpose is to fill positions that are critical in achieving organizational goals. This paper will focus on what would cause an individual to not consider a position, the approval procedure for applicants, and components of an ideal recruiting system using the supplemental case: Northwest State College....   [tags: Human Resources, Recruiting]

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The State as One Actor Amongst Many

- The sovereign nature of states is a topic that has come into question towards the end of the last century. Many advancements and changes, both within and outside borders, have brought into some doubt whether the state is indeed as strong an actor within its borders as it once was. By analysing internal and external influences on the governments of the UK and USA in the twentieth century, it is possible to judge how the nature of power has changed. I will argue that a gradual progression of events, in particular marketisation of the economy and growing dependence on supranational bodies such as the EU and the international economy, have clearly reduced the state to an actor that still retains...   [tags: Globalization, International Politics]

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Thomas Hobbes And The State Of Human Nature

- Thomas Hobbes (1588—1679), an English intellectual and political philosopher, laid the groundwork for the formation of classical liberal ideology by constructing a theory on the state of human nature and outlining how an ideal government should function in conjunction with human nature. Hobbes, author of Leviathan, utilizes a thought experiment to support his conception on the state of human nature. In this thought experiment, Hobbes proposes a hypothetical situation in which government, and all other forms of presiding authority, are completely nonexistent, therefore allowing humans to exist in a state of absolute freedom (Ball & Dagger, 2011)....   [tags: Political philosophy, Social contract, Liberalism]

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Report on Volunteerism at Penn State University

- Introduction: Society needs volunteers to help daily life run smoothly. The altruistic idea of donating one’s time for the greater good of the community creates a sense of hope for future generations, a concept that some say remains uncommon today especially with the unemployment rate and negativity thrown at us by the media. Most people assume that one volunteers after they find their niche in society, have a stable life, and volunteer to keep themselves occupied; though realistically, the community needs younger volunteers just as much as older ones for their enthusiasm, able bodies, and higher energy levels....   [tags: altruism, donating time]

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My Career At Georgia State University

- My college career began in 2002, as a history major with the intention of becoming a high school teacher. Along the way I realized I had no passion for that career or how dry the subject can be at a serious academic level. During my time at Georgia State University I took the required Psychology 101 class, and became fascinated with the subject. When I returned to college to finish my bachelor’s degree, in 2014, I changed my major to Psychology and have found it a much more rewarding subject. I should address my first attempt at college, specifically the year I spent at GSU....   [tags: Psychology, Psychiatry, Abnormal psychology]

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The Sovereignty Of A State

- The sovereignty of a State, an absolute truth that dictates and molds the people, government, and subsistence of a recognized, self governing political entity; is sovereignty an absolute truth that the state dwells above the sanctions of a nation or the citizens within its borders or can a state be challenged by an outside international force or state.. If absolute sovereignty is, in fact absolute then why should any international entity have the right to interfere or topple the current ruling government as they see fit....   [tags: United Nations, Kofi Annan, Human rights]

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The Loss of the Ideal in A Tale of a Tub

- A Tale of a Tub is a mass of text seemingly thrown together with the purpose of deliberately confusing the reader, but its digressions upon digressions cannot mask the inevitable theme of loss, which is ultimately found in all of Swift's works. The satire holds the present against an ideal of past perfection, and the comparison always shows the modern to be lacking. The church adulterates religion; moderns, the ancients; critics, the author. The narrator of Swift’s text seems to believe that the moment a great work or idea is put forth, it can be pure, but will always degrade with time....   [tags: Tale of a Tub Essays]

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The Catholic Ideal of the Sacrament of Marriage

- The Catholic Ideal of the Sacrament of Marriage In the Catholic view, marriage is that it is sacramental. This means that marriage is a covenant relationship between the man and woman involved and hence it is voluntary and boundless. Its clear purpose is the begetting of children and mutual companionship and help. Virginity however, is the preferred state in Catholic belief. The primary purpose of marriage is to fulfill a vocation in the nature of man and woman, for the procreation and education of children, and to stand as a symbol of the mystical union between Christ and his Church....   [tags: Papers]

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Schiller´s Aesthetic Philosophy of Human Nature

- Schiller takes the position that his age is lacking something, meaning that it is missing a certain something that is essential for all human beings. In other words, the "part’’ is missing the "whole’’. Friedrich Schiller on the Sixth Letter of his text "On the Aesthetic Education of Man in a Series of Letters’’ gives an example of a culture, which was not wanting. This culture, the Hellenic Greeks, seemed to manage a perfect balance between art and wisdom, and their connection to nature, for they realized art and wisdom were not something of their own that detached them from nature, but that they were the road itself, which one had to take to find his way towards nature....   [tags: ideal being, beauty, reality]

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The Marxist Ideal Cannot Work

- The Marxist ideal, a highly appealing, almost Utopian society, is impossible to achieve due to the fact that it demands that the human mind be almost without flaws. It asks of society and its members to be absolutely without ranks, without greed or leadership. This has been clearly impossible for society. Each step to achieving a communist establishment has been, continues to be, and will be, in actuality, a step towards the totalitarian societies of past and current so-called communist countries....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Film Analysis: A Rebel Without a Cause

- ... Jim suggests to his own father to stand up to his wife and not allow her to bully over him. Jim is disgusted by his father’s subjection to his wife and in this state, Jim’s father cannot give his son advise on how to make a decision based honor or stand up and be a man. Out of frustration and anger, Jim attacks his father because he cannot get a direct and respected answer from his father. Jim needs guidance from his family because he does not want to be a chicken, a man who cannot face the other teens with honor....   [tags: teenagers, family, ideal image]

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Media Representation of Women in Sports

- Media Representation of Women in Sport: Faster, Stronger, Sexier. -It has been previously discovered that through a series of discriminating and normalizing “techniques,” the American media covertly disparage and subordinate sportswomen. To what extent does the media participate in the discrimination of female athletes today, moreover, how does discrimination in sports media translate into and affect the social and athletic lives of female athletes. -The 2012 London Summer Olympics Games follow this modern trend in sports media, and had a tendency to project hegemonic gender and femininity standards onto society....   [tags: oppressive, discrimination, cultural ideal]

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Exploring the Ideal Everyday Environment

- Exploring the Ideal Everyday Environment The everyday is most easily viewed as a routine: the occurrences and reoccurrences of an individual’s daily life. A person generally wakes in the mornings, goes to work or attends school, fills their afternoons with errands and activities, returns home, and retires to bed late in the evenings. They become focused on this pattern of the everyday and most everyone in society lives by such a pattern. However, this is not to say that all members of society experience the same everyday, and there is more complexity that lies beyond an everyday routine....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Three Features of an Ideal Ruler Contrasted in The Aenied and Antigone

- An ideal ruler possesses 3 distinct features: courage, honor, and virtue. Courage is often shown when facing difficult leadership decisions. Honor is gained as one honor’s the gods or serves one’s own state. And virtue is gained as one looks out for the best interest of one’s own state. The importance of such virtues is contrasted in Antigone and The Aenied. In Antigone, Creon shows the 3 components of a good leader when he takes rule and objectively enforces the laws to maintain order. But as Antigone progresses and Creon’s hubris becomes more prominent, he loses sight of the three qualities that make a good leader....   [tags: Aenied, Antigone]

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Celebrity Culture : A Ideal Role Model For Women And Femininity

- Celebrity culture is a concept that is hard to pinpoint. This is due to the broad spectrum the definition of the word “celebrity” itself tends to take. Nonetheless, celebrity culture has a strong role that is embedded into our everyday lives. This is particularly evident when it comes to how society approaches topics such as gender and sexuality. Beyonce is strongly celebrated in the media by being constantly portrayed as the ideal role model for women and femininity. It would not be an exaggeration to say that she is deemed by some of her fans as the “ideal woman”....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Sociology, Celebrity]

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How Media Effects The Subconscious Ideal Of Masculinity

- What Does It Take to be A Real Man. From the time we are introduced into society, men are taught to reject the idea of femininity. They are told to dissociate from society’s perceived inferiority of femininity. Both Men Changing Men by Robert L. Allen and Paul Kivel and the documentary Tough Guise examine how media effects the subconscious ideal of masculinity. Gloria Steinem states that “we’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons … but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.” Steinem suggests that in the same way we are beginning to teach our daughters that masculinity is acceptable, we should teach our sons to reject society’s view of what a man should be and to...   [tags: Gender, Masculinity, Man, Male]

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Unattainable Beauty Portrayed in Media

- Through today’s society, precision is known to outline the overall understanding of beauty. According to Americanized ways, any infidelities puncturing ones appearance are said to be unacceptable and nonconforming to the world today. These beliefs arose as one may mature throughout life. Whether a child is brought up through the ways of ideal parents or by way of a single parent, their teachings have an impact on the confinement of society. Through the ways of an idyllic family, parents may be prestigious towards their children on how they may always present themselves....   [tags: Women and Media, Ideal Beauty]

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Machiavelli, And Thomas Hobbes ' Concept Of Ideal Government

- Anna Laskowski Student id:141826220 BF190- Midterm Writing Assignment Dr. Charles Wells Due: October 1, 2014 1 Nicolo Machiavelli, and Thomas Hobbes’ Concept of Ideal Government An effective leader is one that understands that a society must evolve and revolutionize, in order to meet the needs of the state that are of immediate concern. As a society we are able to build off prior knowledge of once existing methods of living, and adjust them to meet current demands....   [tags: Political philosophy, Government, Thomas Hobbes]

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The State Of Indiana

- The state of Indiana has also created laws to help prevent and intervene in elder abuse. One of these laws includes making everybody in the state of Indiana a mandated reporter. This means that if any Indiana resident witnesses or suspects elder abuse, they are legally required to report it to the proper authorities. Failure to report can result in class B misdemeanor charges being brought against this person (Family and Social Services Administration, 2016). It is a class A misdemeanor to financially exploit a person in Indiana and if the value exceeds $10,000 or the person is 65 or older, the charge becomes a level 6 felony (Adult Protective Services, 2016)....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Social justice, Abuse]

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Machiavelli 's Views On The View Of An Ideal Society

- Machiavelli and More were both humanists and contemporaries of each other during the Renaissance and had witnessed political and religious turmoil in their respective states. Because of this, it led Machiavelli and More to write about how states should be run and how to maintain their societies. However, Machiavelli and More’s view of the relationship between human nature and the possibility of creating an ideal society contrasted one another. Machiavelli’s views in The Prince was more realistic because Machiavelli believed that the prince should regard the interests of the state, not the people and More’s Utopia was more idealistic because he believed that states should reform and regard...   [tags: Political philosophy, Government, The Prince]

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