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Laws Affect On Violence And Violence

- Laws Affect on Violence Surely, these laws have reduced violence, right. Not quite. During the 10 years of the Federal Assault Weapon Ban (1994-2004), homicide was reduced by ~30%, with gun-related homicide being reduced by ~34%, but in 2004, homicide was only ~3% lower than it was in 1984 (“FBI”). In general, the dramatically increased crime experienced in the late 80s to early 90s is attributed to the crack cocaine epidemic. During this time, murder rates in low-income areas, the primary location of production and consumption, more than doubled, due to the effects of the drug as well as the flow of illegal money through the community (Butterfield)....   [tags: Crime, Firearm, Gun violence, Gun politics]

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Globalization and Compliance to International Laws

- International laws are the formal rules of conduct that states acknowledge or contract between themselves (Lamy, p. 480). The issue, or rather issues, surrounding the enforcement of international law include international law being viewed as a Western, possibly even imperial, institution by states. Moreover, there is the issue of states simply not consenting to the laws, therefore not being bound by those laws (Lamy, p. 176). International law is commonly criticized as being too Western; this criticism can be exemplified in looking at the UN’s permanent members, which has a strong Western presence, arguably favoring Western over non-western states....   [tags: international law]

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The Laws Of New Zealand Link

- To begin my research for the long essay in Laws 110, I went through the recommended readings on the Learn page for the course. The readings related to this essay on legal history were found under the ‘Legal History’ tab and there were five helpful resources to use. The main reading I used from the recommended reading was, “The Constitutional Turmoil’, by Anthony Babington and this was chosen due to being related to my essay question. Upon reading this as a starting point, I went to the Law subject guide to use the resourceful links there....   [tags: Law, Legal research, Law report]

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The Laws That Regulate Society

- The laws that regulate society did not just appear one day nor have they just always been around. The development of the government and its power has like many other areas of the societal system have had to be developed over time and with trial. John Locke who was an English philosopher and physician had some opinions himself regarding how and why the state gained the power to make particular laws and regulations. His work of “Second Treatise on Government” has been able to provide his view on how and for what reason the state has the power to make these law that are regulating and limiting the citizens in the society....   [tags: Political philosophy, John Locke, Civil society]

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Islamic And Jewish Dietary Laws

- Islamic and Jewish Dietary laws Introduction: The purpose ofthis work is to explore, understand and analyze the dietary laws of Islam and Judaism. This comparative analysis shall explore in detail whether or not any differences exists regarding these laws both within each religious system and between them.Furthermore, this paper will attempt to track down the history of the dietary laws in both religions and analyze if any changes have taken place in the interpretation of these laws across history and geography....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Sharia, Qur'an]

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A Restrictive Laws Regarding Abortions

- There are very restrictive laws concerning abortions in Ireland, these laws make abortions illegal unless the life of the mother is at risk; which can be due to either illness or suicide. These laws have forced many women to travel outside of Ireland to receive abortions. This report will critically discuss these laws, along with discussion of the laws the report will look at Amnesty International. Which was the non-government organization chosen for an exercise where a campaign was created to contest the issue of abortion in Ireland....   [tags: Human rights, Abortion]

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Compliance Laws for Financial Institutions

- 1. Introduction Financial institutions are required by law to comply with several regulations which ensure protection of their client’s private information and be able to detect any risk of occurrence of identity theft or fraud. As such, auditing detects errors of both accidental and intentional nature such as fraud, incorrect input, missing figure, duplication or inconsistence. Auditing companies are complying with the laws and the changing technology in the financial institutions such as online banking by application of Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATs) like Audit Command Language (ACL), Interactive Data Extraction and Analysis (IDEA) and excel spreadsheets....   [tags: Privacy, Fraud]

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Improving Texting And Driving Laws

- Strengthening texting and driving laws Due to increasing technological innovations, many people are gradually trapping themselves in the web of cell phones. Even with primary laws in effect, drivers are tempted to text and drive on the road, and it has only brought grave consequences. According to the United States Department of Transportation, “It is estimated that drivers who text while on the road contribute to at least 100,000 collisions each year (qt. in Northwest drivers Admit). Besides causing careless accidents, intexicated drivers become a threat to society because other people’s safety is at risk....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, SMS]

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Tobacco Laws And Local Ordinances

- lives and add some enjoyment to it. Due to the nature of alcoholic drinks, the rules and regulations for alcohol are different across the states. Alcoholic beverages are unique and can have negative consequences if consumed illegally by underage teens or abused by adults. If a person use alcohol in an average amount occasionally then it will be fun and not danger. NBB promoted beer culture and the responsible enjoyment of beer. All the breweries that sell beer commercially are subject to licensing and permit approvals by a number of governmental authorities at the Federal, state and local level....   [tags: Sustainability, Environmentalism]

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Gun Laws and Conspiracy Theorists

- Over the past five years Americans have seen many horrific tragedies related to gun violence. Each of these terrible events has been accompanied with scrutinizing media coverage, and subsequently, a push on government level for increased gun control. On the surface these movements to take away guns from Americans may seem justified because of these events. In reality the federal government is encroaching upon our Second Amendment, the right to bear arms. Conspiracy theorists have been around for thousands of years....   [tags: Legal Issues, Tragedies, Violence]

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The Nature of Natural

- Nature has been by and large expressed through the color green in art, film, photography, and life. For some of us, nature is a memory; a green place buried in our minds of a vacation to the Sequoias, an apple orchard, the home garden, or a television program on the planet earth. It’s no mistake that nature simultaneously awakens all our senses and makes us aware of its presence. There are many cultural movements today who defend the habitat of nature; with full-hearted attempts to hold corporations responsible for their neglectful destruction of “nature”....   [tags: Compare and Contrasts]

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The Nature of Women

- Seated upon a sofa ridden with dog hair, an individual is not surprised to see two people materialize in her living room. Riley Creed:Oh yay, its that time again when strange dead people suddenly drop by for a visit. Who are you people and what do you want. Molly Wollstonecraft: Forgive me, I am Molly Wollstonecraft and might I inquire where I am. Riley: My living room. Who are you. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, at your service. Riley: Oh, this is going to be fantastic. Two 18th century moral and political philosophers in my living room....   [tags: Play, Script]

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The Nature of Evil

- Evil is the violation of a moral code. Evil is the dualistic opposite of good. Evil causes harm. While scattered dictionaries may offer these clear-cut definitions, in reality a theme so prevalent in all spheres of life from the dawn of man takes on limitless forms. The word itself has come to symbolize the dividing line between regular people and callous monsters; demonic criminals who show no sign of compassion and no adherence to virtue. Ideas concerning evil have been strung along through the schools of theology, the minds of society, and the theories of philosophy throughout the history of mankind....   [tags: Morality]

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The Nature of Light

- INTRODUCTION Invisibility was one the most sought after abilities and fantasies from the Invisible Man, and Harry Potter to the Predator movies; it featured significantly in science fiction. In reading the article, ‘Scientists create invisibility cloak’, it can be seen that the ability continues to be sought by scientists today. To try and achieve this researchers are looking at and deepening their understanding of the nature of light. The modern research carried out are elaborations of the work done by Thomas Young and Francesco Grimaldi who’s work formed the foundations of our current understanding of the nature of light....   [tags: Wave Interference, Invisibility]

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The Nature of Deity

- The nature of deity is a topic that has been debated and dickered over amongst religions the world over. Gods grand purpose, his will, divine reasoning, and expectations of the human race are a topic of hot debate among great learned men and the theological elite . These differences are glaringly apparent when Judas-Christian is compared with Hinduism. Lets start with the easy one. The Christian God, also known as Jehovah,Yahweh, The Lord of Lords, etc has many defining characteristics and attributes....   [tags: Religion]

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Laws Against Domestic Violence in Pakistan are Insufficient to Protect Victims of Abuse

- ... ( Pakistani Law Firm, 2012). While it is important to acknowledge that laws from other categories can be applied to cases of domestic crimes, it is essential to note that the lack of a specific category leads to many problems. It is of vital significance to note that all laws and their punishments are derived from the socio-economic and cultural framework of the society the laws are constructed to cater to, this is the reason that such different punishments exist in different countries for the same sort of crimes, even the definitions of crimes is debated upon in the legislations across the globe....   [tags: human rights, democratic systems]

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The Approach to Nature of Descartes and White

- The Approach to Nature of Descartes and White The approach to nature which René Descartes takes is distinct from that of Gilbert White. Descartes and White have similar key methods of examining nature. It is mainly in Descartes’ deductive reasoning and beliefs that lead him to the method of approaching nature internally (mind and body)....   [tags: Papers]

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Law of Nature - Wordsworth

- Nature is freedom, it knows no boundaries. Bronislaw Malinowski wrote, "Freedom is a symbol which stands for a sublime and powerful ideal.” The state of nature is a term in political philosophy that describes a circumstance prior to the state and society's establishment. John Locke, whose work influenced the American Declaration of Independence, believes that the state of nature is the state where are individuals are completely equal, natural law regulates, and every human being has the executive power of the natural law....   [tags: William Wordsworth]

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Human Nature And The Declaration Of Independence

- Human Nature and the Declaration of Independence I would like to show that the view of human nature that is shown in The Declaration of Independence is taken more from the Bible and that that view is in disagreement with two of the three esays given in class. The Biblical perspective of man is that he was created by a divine Creator with a specific plan in mind and made in the image of his Creator. Men are entitled to the pursuit of happiness but also required by the Laws of Nature and Nature's God to be the just attendants of the land and of the governed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Emerson’s Transcendentalist Ideas in his Book Nature

- Emerson’s first book Nature, published in 1896 may be one of his best on transcendentalism. He believed that everything in our world, even something as tiny as a drop of dew is a microcosm of the universe. His view on the oversoul, which is ain his view a supreme and superior mind that every man and woman share, allowed trandscentalists to dismiss the notion of external authority and now rely on personal experience. With his Book Nature, it allowed the accessibility of universal understanding. It shows Emerson’s belief that each person on their own must create an understanding, a personal understanding of the universe....   [tags: matter, spirit, universe]

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau and The Essence of Human Nature

- Rousseau starts his discourse with the quote, “What is natural has to be investigated not in beings that are depraved, but in those that are good according to nature” (Aristotle. Politics. II). It is this idea that Rousseau uses to define his second discourse. Rousseau begins his story of human nature by “setting aside all the facts” (132). Rousseau believes the facts of the natural state of humanity are not necessary to determine the natural essence of human nature, and adding facts based on man’s condition in society does not show man’s natural condition....   [tags: Jean-Jacques Rousseau]

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The Nature of King Lear

- The most prevailing images in King Lear are the images (metaphoric and actual) of nature. The concept of nature seems to consume the dialogue, monologues, and setting. It might be useful to view nature as `the natural order of the world' (and, perhaps, the universe). When one goes against the natural order, chaos will follow. Shakespeare has made this point clear in "Troilus and Cressida" where Ulysses predicts that once "the specialty of rule hath been neglected disaster will follow, for take but degree away, untune that string, and hark what discord follows" (I.iii)....   [tags: European Literature]

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The Nature of God and Miracles

- The Nature of God and Miracles Christians believe in miracles because of biblical evidence. There are many examples of God’s intervention on behalf of the Jews, which were seen as miraculous. For example, when the Jews were escaping out of Egypt in the old testament (Exodus) God intervened several times; when they were trapped between the red sea and the army of the pharaoh God was seen to part the sea so they could cross; when they were hungry in the desert he sent manner so they could eat; and when Jericho got in the way god destroyed the city when they marched round it for seven days....   [tags: Papers]

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State of Nature and Freedom: Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

- State of Nature and Freedom In the Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes places limits on the freedom of individuals in the social contract, as well as individuals in the state of nature. Hobbes writes that in the state nature, “the liberty each man hath to use his own power as he will himself for the preservation of his own nature; doing anything which, in his own judgement and reason, he shall conceive to be the aptest means there unto” (ch. 14, ¶1). An individual’s will is only free when there is no extraneous obstacles and his rapacious disposition and self preservation will be guided by his reason....   [tags: social contract, liberty]

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Different Viewpoints on Human Nature

- Different Viewpoints on Human Nature Throughout history there have been arguments about anything and everything that is disagreeable. People innately have there own and often different opinions. A prominent discussion topic throughout history has been the nature of mankind. Many have written works about human nature but few are discussed in greater detail than Candide, The Prince, and Essay on Man. Voltaire, Niccolo Machiavelli, and Alexander Pope, who wrote these three works respectively, concur with each other on many view points....   [tags: Papers]

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David Hume 's Principles Of Uniformity Of Nature

- Scottish philosopher David Hume is amongst one of the most influential empirical philosophers to date for his work in epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion. As an Empiricist Hume claimed that the only way we can obtain knowledge is through our senses however he argues true knowledge is unattainable for all intent and purpose, due to the problem of induction.By briefly examining Hume 's problem of induction and it 's dependancy to of the so called principles of Uniformity of Nature we could come to a conclusion that Hume 's is correct....   [tags: Logic, Inductive reasoning, Scientific method]

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Nature in the Rastafarian Consciousness

- Nature in the Rastafarian Consciousness Living in harmony with the environment and the laws of Nature is one of the central ideas of Rastafarianism. To live in accordance with the Earth is to live in accordance with Jah; it is incorporated into the morality that is Rastafarian consciousness. The Rasta's reverence for nature is influenced by the traditional African religions which are still practiced in Jamaica and which have also influenced Christianity on the island tremendously. Hinduism, too, has influenced many Rastafarian beliefs and practices....   [tags: essays papers]

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Emerson’s Models of Nature

- Emerson’s Models of Nature The main concept which permeates the writing of Ralph Waldo Emerson is that “the fundamental context of our lives is nature” (Richardson, Jr., Emerson and Nature 97). Emerson presents his theory of nature and its relation to man in three essays spanning almost a decade: Nature (1836), “The Method of Nature” (1841) and “Nature” (1844). There are many common threads connecting these works. One of the most notable is Emerson’s belief in the interconnection between all things – between all natural phenomena as well as between nature and the soul....   [tags: Writing Literature Papers]

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Nature in American Poetry

- We human beings can not separate from nature. No nature, no human beings. As far as poetry is concerned, nature plays a great important role on it, for uncountable poets have been writing lots and lots of great poems on it along the history of human beings. America is not an exceptional. My paper is right to deal with nature in American poetry. Ralph Waldo Emerson(1803-1882), the leader of the Transcendentalism in New England, is the first American who wrote prose and poem on nature and the relationship between nature and man Emerson's philosophy of Transcendentalism concerning nature is that nature is only another side of God "the gigantic shadow of God cast our senses." Every law in...   [tags: American Literature]

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Nature in American Literature

- Nature in American Literature In American Literature many authors write about nature and how nature affects man's lives. In life, nature is an important part of people. Many people live, work, or partake in revelry in nature. Nature has received attention from authors spanning several centuries. Their attitudes vary over time and also reflect the different outlooks of the authors who chose to discuss this important historical movement. A further examination of this movement, reveals prevalence of nature's influence on man and how it affects their lives....   [tags: Papers]

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An Individuals Nature

- In the Romantic Period in England there was a shift taking place in literature. Poets of the time period believed that a personal relationship with God or the Universe was more important than a larger collective religious or political one. The introduction of the Romantic Period in the Norton Anthology of British Literature states, “And the pervasiveness of nature poetry in the period can be attributed to a determination to idealize the natural scene as a site where the individual could find freedom from social laws (Greenblatt, 1377).” The poets of that day also believed that one could receive that personal relationship through the natural world....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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JIM CORW LAWS

- In 1865, four million Americans who were called slaves simply because they were born black, were now free with an expectation that they would enjoy all civil liberties. The post-Civil War period of Reconstruction provided freedmen with various rights, but in little over a decade, the promise of emancipation and equal rights was gone, replaced by rigid system of laws designed to keep blacks from experiencing any of their newly achieved rights, which is known as the era of Jim Crow, the American form of racial Apartheid that separated Americans into two groups: whites, the so-called superiors and blacks, the inferiors....   [tags: U.S. History]

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Copyright Laws Of Argentina- ( Liz Marroquin )

- Copyright Laws of Argentina-(Liz Marroquin) Argentina 's first copyright law was created all the way back in 1933. Today section 2 of this law gives copyright owners almost complete control over there work. After 70 years copyrighted work falls into public domain and Argentina is one of the few countries left to enforce a tax to users who wish to use works in public domain. The tax is a pretty big issue there and and back in 2012 the government tried to pass a bill where public libraries, archives, and museums would be exempt from the tax but were sadly met with strong opposition from collecting agencies and was not passed....   [tags: Copyright, Copyright infringement]

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Thoreau, King, & Goldman on Unjust Laws

- A well founded government is one which has the consent of the people it governs. This system is used to protect its people and provide them with the necessities to prosper. But, many individuals have believed that majority of the time government should not interfere in economic and political affairs. This type of government is known as an active government which can be referred to as a “large government.” Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, Civil Rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and political anarchist Emma Goldman argue the right to break unjust laws that the government up holds for the public....   [tags: Large Government, Transcendentalists]

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THE IMMORAL PROPOSAL FOR THE CHANGE OF DRUG LAWS

- In the United States the use of illegal drugs is prohibited. If one uses or possesses any type of an illegal substance it is considered a criminal offense. One must know that 15 million Americans use drugs each month (Husak 7). There are various points of view that disagree and agree with this law. An advanced society must realize that the idea of any attempt to allow illegal drugs to be legalized, in any way in society, cannot be morally permissible; a sound minded person cannot allow more addiction in a drug infested country....   [tags: Drugs]

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What was Montesquieu?s aim in writing The Spirit of the Laws?

- ‘I ask a favour that I fear will not be granted; it is that one not judge by a moment’s reading the work of twenty years, that one approve or condemn the book as a whole and not some few sentences. If one wants to seek the design of the author, one can find it only in the design of the work.’ (Montesquieu 1989: preface) The Spirit of the Laws took Montesquieu twenty years to write and was first published in Geneva in 1748. It was distributed freely, without the hindrance of censorship and deemed and instant success, despite negative feedback from friends to whom the manuscript was shown....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Laws Of Fear : Beyond The Precautionary Principle

- In Cass Sunsten’s book entitled, Laws of Fear: Beyond the Precautionary Principle, Sunstein discusses the shortcomings of the Precautionary Principle. Sunstein expresses that the Precautionary Principle does not just lead to bad outcomes, but that it can be paralyzing. He articulates how governments or regulatory groups must protect against potential harmful things even if it is unknown that these harms will actually come to be. He sees that risk exist in all social situations, but precautionary steps also can create their own dangers....   [tags: Risk, Decision theory, Risk assessment]

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Gun Violence And Gun Control Laws

- Introduction Gun violence refers to any form of violence committed with the use of a gun. Currently, two forms of gun violence. It may be considered criminal or non-criminal. Criminal gun violence is associated with suicide, homicide, assault with a deadly weapon and attempted suicide. Non-criminal forms include attempted or unintentional injury to an individual. Gun violence is predominant in most states across the world due to laws enacted by different societies. In some countries such as the United States, such laws are enacted in their constitution as a right for all individuals in the society....   [tags: Crime, Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Indian Gaming Regulation Laws On Gaming

- For this chapter, the topics of Indian gaming and regulations set for them are discussed in detail as it goes over the different kinds of gaming and the laws that are used or created to regulate them. Indian gaming has proven to be the most successful and largest generator for revenue but there are tribes that refuse or unable to take part in this because of moral or traditional reasons or that their geographic establishment makes it difficult to enable gaming. The main law that oversees this topic is the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act that allows states to apply laws to a limit....   [tags: Law, Regulation]

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Animal Protection Laws Should Be Revised

- In Kentucky, there are animal protection laws that need to be revised so that they are stated clearly without any uncertainties regarding the policy. Kentucky is ranked the number one worst state, nationwide for two categories: passive cruelty and active cruelty. In Kentucky there is a disagreement on doing anything about it, because the people believe there are more important categories to worry about. But, the disagreement is getting so much attention that people from outside the state are coming and taking a stand for the ones that don’t have a voice....   [tags: Abuse, Child abuse, Psychological abuse]

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The Earth's Need for Population Limitation Laws

- ... For example in Greater Los Angeles, USA, located on the southern side of the state of California (see appendix one) the population as of 2012 exceeds 14.9 million (Allianz, 2014) and the demand for water due to the out of control settlements is so high they must import it from 350km away (WordPress, 2012). By doing this not only is it costly, but they must ensure that the water is shared with other smaller neighboring cities and rural areas. Just like Los Angeles, Tokyo, Japan is another example of how megacities are out of control settlements....   [tags: expansion, megacities, resources ]

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Victoria's New Defense to Homicide Laws

- I INTRODUCTION Since the abolishment of provocation, Victoria’s defensive homicide laws have been viewed as more equal and accessible. Although they are criticized in some aspects, the defensive homicide laws that New South Wales hold are viewed as outdated and gender-bias, therefore leading to the conclusion that Victoria should retain its current law, instead of favoring that in NSW. II DEFENCES TO HOMICIDE IN VICTORIA: PRIOR TO 2005 Prior to 2005, Victoria and NSW shared similar defences to homicide, including that of provocation....   [tags: New South Wales legislature]

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What Makes a Political Authority Legitimate?

- What makes a political authority legitimate. A legitimate political authority, in this essay, will be taken to mean that there is a justification for an individual or a body to have power over other people in determining such things as laws and protection of freedom. To consider this question, three theories shall be looked at – Hobbes’, Rousseau and finally Locke and determine which gives the most persuasive account of legitimate political authority. To begin with, their hypothetical starting point, the state of nature, shall be discussed to establish the foundations of their political authority....   [tags: power, laws, protection of freedom]

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Environmental Laws and Educational Awareness Campaings

- The world is facing troubling times that seem to get worse as time progresses. One big issue is rapidly growing to a worldwide crisis, pollution. This is a concerning matter to all nations because living organisms depend solely on this planet to help provide vegetation, oxygen, water, and life itself. Humans inhabit this planet yet; some of them seem not care much for their home planet Earth that for centuries has seen past generations of humans develop and evolve. Part of this evolution in humans consists of their open mindedness, which led to a concern/awareness of a group of humans known as “Environmentalists”....   [tags: Air, Water, Plants, Animals, Pollution, Evolution]

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Fair Business Practices: Why Do We Need It?

- ... This act was intended to tackle unfair competition and deceptive practices. The Supreme Court combined the two acts and stated that any business violating the Sherman Act would be subsequently violating the FTC Act. They went even further to establish that it would reach any practice that harmed competition but did not fit under the Sherman Act. Unfair competition can destroy businesses by applying favorable conditions to some rather than others. Some things that are considered exclusively under the FTC Act include patent infringement and publication of false representations (Cornell University, 2010)....   [tags: trade, company, laws, consumers]

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The Enlightened Thinking of Sir Isaac Newton

- There were many Enlightenment thinkers; however an Englishman shined brighter than all the rest, Sir Isaac Newton. Sir Isaac Newton was born on Christmas Day 1642 (January 4, 1643, New Style) in Woolsthorpe, England. Sir Isaac Newton’s father died three months before Newton was born. Newton’s mother remarried Barnabas Smith leaving Newton with his grandmother, all when he was three. When Newton was 12 his mother returned with three of her other children and pulled Newton out of school, with the intention of making him a farmer....   [tags: inventions, astronomy, laws of motion]

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Safety First: Laws Governing Safety

- The idea of Safety First is a noble one. It’s often a workplace culture, and both government organizations and corporations alike have adopted it. As a result, vast improvements have been made to manufacturing techniques, product quality, and laws governing safety. For instance, the semiconductor industry is just such an environment. According to the latest statistics from NIOSH, the semi industry ranks 7th lowest in accidents reported, of all industries surveyed. In the semi industry, meetings at every level begin with the lead slide stating “Safety First”, where safety concerns, such as escape routes and local protocol are expressed....   [tags: manufacturing industries, corporations]

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Human Nature

- HUMAN NATURE: ARE PEOPLE GOOD OR BAD. From the time when humanity was able to believe in it, Utopia has existed as a mere word, thought or principle. It is a place that is hoped for, and is also a society that was and is apparently deemed to be possible, or is it. The Mirriam-Webster’s dictionary defines it as “an imaginary and indefinitely remote place of ideal perfection in laws, government and social conditions.” It doesn’t exist. It cannot exist because of our nature, our practices, and our imperfections....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Humans and Nature during the Scientific Revolution

- Humans and Nature during the Scientific Revolution The Scientific Revolution took place in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. It was not a "revolution" in the classic sense as it did not involve rapid political changes nor large numbers of people, but it was revolutionary in the sense that it completely changed people's way of thinking and their outlook on the world we live in. It was definitely one of the most important events in history as it marked the birth of modern science. With the Scientific Revolution, man became more curious about nature....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Battle Between the Sexes

- Battle between the Sexes Thomas Jefferson and the country’s founding fathers played a pivotal role in paving the way to achieve the opportunity of freedom for Americans when creating the Declaration of Independence. The constant issues of unfair treatment from King George III and his tyranny ultimately led the American colonies to harbor anger and tried to strive for a better life. In the 1700’s, King George III extended his tyrannical control by interfering with the objective judicial processes and civil rights of the colonists....   [tags: power, laws, declaration]

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Sex and Man's Struggle Against Nature

- Sex and Man's Struggle Against Nature In "Sex and Violence, or Nature and Art," Camille Paglia claims nature is inherently stronger than society. "Society is an artificial construction, a defense against nature's power.a system of inherited forms reducing our humiliating passivity to nature." (Writing in the Disciplines 572) I agree with the majority of Paglia's opinions, however, I believe that there are points that could have been elaborated on more substantially. In this essay, Paglia states that man is born evil and it is society's job to condition him to be a good, moral person....   [tags: science]

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Culture Arises from Human Nature

- In his book, Mirror for Man, Clyde Kluckhohn presents his views on the development of culture. Kluckhohn believes that culture develops out of a combination of human nature, human biology, and the laws of nature. There are vast differences in the habits of the different peoples of the world. An example could be the eating patterns of Americans compared with those of Europeans. Another could be the attitudes of American students compared with the attitudes of Asian students. At the same time, there are some characteristics which are present in all societies, such as peer pressure....   [tags: Mirror for Man Essays]

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The State Of Nature By John Locke

- In the state of nature, mankind has utmost freedoms to do whatever he or she wants. John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government contends that the state of nature is the state of equality, where all are free to do as they please. But in this situation, men do not have the benefits of an established government. Security, privacy, and stable resources are provided not by the government, but by an individuals ability to secure such amenities. According to Swiss philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, those in the state of nature may form a mutually beneficial contract in order to survive....   [tags: Political philosophy, Jean-Jacques Rousseau]

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The Concept Of The Nature Of Law

- Throughout this paper I will identify and discuss five philosophers as well as their theories on the concept of the nature of law. The five philosophers that I will be discussing are as follows; John Austin, H.L.A. Hart, Lon Fuller, Joseph Raz and Thomas Aquinas. I will also be answering three key questions about each philosopher and their philosophy. John Austin viewed law as a legal positivism, which is a term that separates moral rules of positive law, and suggested, “Where there is law, there are patterns of commanding and obeying” (Murphy, Mark 2006, p....   [tags: Law, Legal positivism, Natural law, Jurisprudence]

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The State of Nature is a State of War

- To understand Hobbes’s argument for why the State of Nature is a State of War it is important to understand Hobbes’s meanings of the terms State of Nature and State of War. The State of Nature is the condition where mankind is forced in contact with one another in a society where there is no authority to enforce power or laws. In this state, the lack of authority encompasses the lack of political institutions and the connotations associated with them: no national allegiances and no punishment. All men in this state have the right to any actions, even to harm one another and none of these actions are unjust....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The State Of Nature And The Ideology Arguments

- When thinking about the government, people frequently find themselves asking why the government is needed. However, before we can answer that question, we must think about what it would be like to not have a government. The government helps establish the rules and laws for society. Without this, there would be disorder and there would be absolute chaos. The measure of safety in our daily lives would be thrown out of the window and people would do things without thinking twice about them. Humans want power, to lead or to take responsibility as nature or they want to follow someone they believe is an authority figure....   [tags: Government, Political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes]

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Sophocles ' The Timeless Nature Of Antigone

- Despite its age, Antigone by Greek playwright Sophocles is still relevant to many issues plaguing modern society to this day. Over the course of Antigone, both the actions and the inactions show parallels to modern life, some of which can be troubling, others are perfectly acceptable. By examining Sophocles’ tale, readers will handily notice the timeless nature of Antigone, and how it is connected to modern life. Antigone takes place shortly after a war which claimed the lives of the two sons of Oedipus, Eteocles and Polyneices, Eteocles was given a burial, but Polyneices was not....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, Polynices]

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State Of Nature By Thomas Hobbes

- State of Nature – Paper Four In his famous book, Leviathan, English scholar Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) describes to readers the “state of nature”, a depiction where mankind exists in an uncivilized, lawless society where fear of eminent death reign. In his words the state of nature represents a “war of all against all, in which the life of man is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short” (Shafer-Landau 197). In order to escape such a life man must band together into a commonwealth where they trade unlimited freedom for the prospect of cooperation and increased quality of life....   [tags: Thomas Hobbes, Political philosophy]

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The Nature Of The Dharma Realm

- If one wishes to fully understand All Buddhas of the past, present, and future, One should contemplate the nature of the Dharma Realm: Everything is only a creation of the mind. “Who and what am I?” “Why do I exist?” Each of us, during some part of our life, wonders about these questions. While we are aware of our own being, we don’t actually know how or why we came to be. Our existence poses a great mystery. Our views of who we are and why we’re here, consciously or unconsciously, affect every moment of our lives....   [tags: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, Bodhi, Four Noble Truths]

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Theories Of The Nature Of Reality And Substance

- In any given era, there are certain problems that are so large that don’t form one single question but form a horizon of different opinions that lead to theories. In this era there are four major theories of the nature of reality and substance: materialism/physicalism, idealism, transcendental idealism and dualism. While neither theory is perfect, the one that best describes the nature of reality and substance is dualism. The term “Dualism” refers to the point that intellectual developments are in some forms non-physical entities, implying to a conclusion that the mind and body are not identical....   [tags: Consciousness, Mind, Entropy, Metaphysics]

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Human Nature And The Blank Slate

- Hsun Tzu, Chinese philosopher, argued Man’s nature is evil; goodness is the result of conscious activity. As Tzu writes, “Man is born with the desires of the eyes and ears, with a fondness for beautiful sights and sounds”(100-101). Through life though, one is able to decide what path to take; continue to be evil or become a better person. In a Ted Talk, Stephen Pinker discussed ‘Human Nature and the Blank Slate.’ Pinker made several strong reasons why one should doubt “Blank Slate”: one being children and another being people being born with certain instincts....   [tags: Human, Good and evil, The Blank Slate, Religion]

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Nature And Sensitivity Of The Professional Practice

- All of the aforementioned ethical issues presented in this paper can be associated to the nature and sensitivity of the professional practice. However, what kind of ethical issue can emerge in a counseling group that is interrelated to a diversity factor that consist of a significant component of identity for many clients. (Cornish, Wade, Tucker and Post, 2014, p. 578). The answer to the aforesaid question is religion or spirituality. Unfortunately, little attention has been paid to religion/spirituality benefits in the framework of group counseling, particularly process-oriented, no- themed groups with diverse participation (Cornish et al., 2014, p....   [tags: Ethics, Leadership, Morality, Business ethics]

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Sociological Perspectives On The Nature Of Religion

- Religion has been a source of fascination to the scientists for very many years, hundreds of years. Anthropological theories of taboos and totem, sociological theories of functionalism, biological investigations of the ‘religious mind, or the evolutionary theories of optimal adaptation, are just a few of the examples of the several attempts to understand the origin and the prominent existence of religion in the human societies. It is argued that a fundamental feature of any of these religion theories should be an explanation between two aspects that are most observed, the individual and the social aspects....   [tags: Sociology, Religion, Émile Durkheim]

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The Battle Between Humanity And Nature

- The first two acts of this film are truly inspiring because they capture the "fire" of the environmental movement. It chronologically begins by discussing the origins of conservative environmentalists, to documenting the details of successful environmental movements, and concluding by explaining the merging of civil rights with environmentalists. Ultimately, “A Fierce Green Fire “serves as a dynamic call for the continuing action of protecting and conserving our biosphere. The battle between humanity and nature began when the industrial civilization started threatening our environment and natural resources....   [tags: Environmentalism, Environmental movement]

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The Nature Of Humanity : Evil

- The nature of humanity is a heavily debated topic. While many believe that humans are by nature evil, many others believe the opposite, which humans are by nature, good. Are people capable to do good deeds for the sake of being good, or are good deeds disguised under selfish motives. Kant stated the only thing that is unconditionally good, or as he termed it a categorical imperative, and the only categorical imperative, is good will. If good will, is unconditionally good, and is the only categorical imperative, then categorical imperatives are nonexistent, because there is no such thing as having a good will....   [tags: Categorical imperative, Immanuel Kant]

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Targeting Decisions Are Subjective On Nature

- Targeting decisions are subjective in nature. Decisions such as the proportionate use of force require the deliberative reasoning of an experienced commander who must balance civilian lives and property against direct military advantage. Computers and humans are better at different tasks. While computers may be better and more efficient at responding quickly to and carrying out multiple complex tasks, humans are better at exercising meaningful judgment and deliverative reasoning. The key is finding the balance between the computer and human interface as it relates to decision-making....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Virtue ethics, Consequentialism]

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Psychology and the Nature of Humanity

- Introduction. The American Psychologist Association (APA) defines psychology as ‘the study of the mind and behaviour . The discipline embraces all aspects of the human experience — from the functions of the brain to the actions of nations, from child development to care for the aged. ‘(Association, 2014). With such an extensive definition, it is not overly surprising that its scientific kudos has been used to propagate political dogma, including abominable beliefs such as the innate inferiority of black people (Howitt and Owusu-Bempah, 1994) and to facilitate the legalislation of racist laws such as the American Jim Crow laws that placed severe restrictions on the rights and privileges of...   [tags: mind, behavior]

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The 's Balance With Nature

- In Balance with Nature In the beginning of the earth, nature was in balance, and as man multiplied, farmers’ became efficient with knowledge and new technology to feed the world through increased productivity. As the population grew in the evolution and development of society, farmers have accelerated techniques to meet those needs to feed the world through mechanization and research, allowing others to prosper in other desired fields. Modern biotechnology has made it achievable for manipulation and alteration in the DNA sequence that makes up a gene, to heighten resistance to disease, further allowing advances in medicine, including genetically modifying seed for increased food production e...   [tags: Agriculture, Green Revolution, World population]

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The Sights of Human Nature

- ... On examination of people,old historical events ,& even some written texts , man was default to the immoral ,debauched,dishonest & etc. Even though there was a very basic time of understanding of the world we live in & yet people these people conscious told them by removing the lives of others they could save themselves, but the poor treatment during the industrial revolution as well as during the time period of WW1 showed that people may never change their selfish ways for anyone. The certainty of the industrial Revolution that started to cut away the made-up that was born during the enlightenment....   [tags: innoncence and equality, middle ages]

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Aristotle 's Nature Of Law

- Aristotle’s nature of law appealed to me the most because he defines the cultivation of virtues that achieve full potential in life. Aristotle’s theory of happiness had a process of exercising a moral life in order to reach genuine eudaemonia, which means, “actively exercising the soul’s powers”. The fulfillment of the self, allowed a person to strengthen their system of morals and values to practice a “good” life. Your whole persona should life a live with integrity, never conflicting your happiness with false satisfaction....   [tags: Ethics, Virtue, Morality, Human]

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The Ethical Nature Of Morality

- Morality has existed for a long time, all the laws and rules that we have now are based on morality. Morality refers to cultural values and codes, it tells us what is wrong and right. But before we decide what is right and wrong, we have to understand and know what is moral. Kant, Mill, and Nietzsche in their books, “Grounding for Metaphysics of Morals”, “Utilitarianism”, and On the Genealogy of Morality” are trying to find what does “moral” means, what is morality, and what is moral about morality....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Immanuel Kant, Philosophy]

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The True Nature Of Art

- Famous artist Pablo Picasso once said, “There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who, with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.” Art is something that is completely subjective and can be viewed or interpreted in such a vast number of ways. Someone may find something aesthetically pleasing, where another person may feel it is meaningless and hideous. That, however, is the true beauty of art. Through different interpretations and meanings, we are able to relate to art in many ways....   [tags: Art, Graffiti, Aesthetics, Vandalism]

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Exploring The Nature of Evil

- “The Reality is that the Nazi’s are men like ourselves; the nightmare is that they have shown, have proven beyond doubt, what man is capable of” (Arendt 1945 quote taken from Kohn 1994). The aim of this essay is to address the theory of “radical evil” and to establish how it has been incorporated into Hannah Arendt’s thesis the “Banality of evil”. This will be done by first addressing Immanuel Kant’s main concept of evil been “radical” and concluding what he meant by this. Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: A report on the Banality of Evil (1963) will then be analyzed to explore how Kant’s main propositions have influenced and to some extent been transformed by Arendt to explain the hor...   [tags: Kant on Radical Evil]

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The Change Nature of Islam

- A. Introduction How to describe Islam correctly. This question has been a concern for many International Relations experts. Experts realize that they face new issues in the New Millennium after almost five decades discussing the Cold War and how to end it. In the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union took a central stage. Both of them were country. In present time, non-state actors have taken part in international politics issues. Terrorists and religious groups are prominent actor in analyzing the current situation in international politics....   [tags: cold war, international politics, religion]

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The Complex Nature Of Poverty

- In Evicted by Matthew Desmond, Desmond examines the complex nature of poverty and elucidates on the housing dilemma that prevents the poor from breaking from the vicious cycle of poverty. Desmond examines the lives of eight American families from different backgrounds and races and records their life stories. By documenting the struggles and difficulties that they face, Desmond demonstrates that even though the United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, it still has much ground to cover to try to untangle the complex nature of poverty in order to find productive solutions....   [tags: United States, Racism, Racial segregation]

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The Nature Of Political Polling

- My fourth topic should be familiar with majority of Americans because this method is prevalently used in American politics. The question that is posed in this topic is, discuss the nature of political polling. Be sure to discuss terms such as random sample and margin of error. What should the public look for in determining whether a poll is accurate. Political polling is a very primal methods that candidate utilize to see where they stand with the American public. Around election time weather local or national one would notice several polls being conducted and evaluated....   [tags: United States, Supreme Court of the United States]

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Illegal Nature Of The Substance

- "To begin, as the Long Beach City Council itself knows, delivery drivers of any profession risk their personal safety when working in this city. " -UNSUPPORTED, Pizza delivery and other food service seem to make it work. All is an overstatement at best. "The issue was so severe that the city had to require taxis to pick up passengers in some parts of town. By forcing operators to deliver a controlled substance, in exchange for cash, Price has created perfect conditions for armed robberies." So it is a controlled substance....   [tags: Cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Cannabis sativa]

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The Nature Of American Federalism

- The nature of American Federalism was to make sure no one person or any group of people would try to completely take control over America. Dividing the power between the Federal and State governments reduces the risk of a tyranny. The laws and policies are all in place to help make sure everybody is treated as equal as possible and there is no threat of a single person or one race of people taking over our country. This even includes the white men who founded the American Federalism. Some white men were feeling inferior over other races and women....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Ethics And Nature Of Ethics

- According to the western philosophy 18th century is the landmark of ethics. Ethics is derived from the Greek term ethos. Though ethics are difficult to define it talks about human behavior and it controls our behavior by telling what is good and wrong / what we should do & what we shouldn’t. There is no universalism in ethics because it depends on the culture, situation and background. Homo sexual relationships are accepted by USA but it is an unethical relationship in countries like India, Sri Lanka....   [tags: Ethics, Business ethics, Virtue, Normative ethics]

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The Relationship Between Man and Nature in Emerson and Thoreau. Part 2

- After the American independence, writers started to write about man’s relationship with nature, god, society which was called transcendentalism. Emerson and Thoreau were transcendentalists who had similar views about life and nature. As Thoreau was Emerson’s student they were both great writers who strongly believed in the idea of Self Reliance and God through nature, although they had their own style of explaining nature, their differences were of very little. This essay will however talk about the relationship between man and nature in Emerson and Thoreau....   [tags: trascendentalism, idealist phylosophical tendency]

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