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The Debate Regarding Same Sex Marriage

- The definition of marriage varies according to different cultures, but when defined broadly, marriage is considered to be an institution common to all human cultures. In terms of legal recognition, most sovereign states limit marriage to male and female couples (two persons of opposite gender). Nowadays a growing number of countries (about 15) have established a legal recognition for same-sex marriage. While few societies have recognized same-sex unions as marriages there is a long history of same-sex unions around the world....   [tags: gay rights, natural laws of the universe]

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Transcendentalism Touches Modern Culture

- What is Transcendentalism. Though this may sound like a new topic to you, its major tenets have been around for almost a century and many are still influencing modern life today. Transcendentalism is an American literary, political, and philosophical movement of the early nineteenth century, centered around the premises of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Along with Emerson, other important Transcendentalists including Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickenson, and Walt Whitman also took on the unconventional morals of this movement....   [tags: nature, individualism, self-intuition]

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Who Owns the Body

- The physical and spiritual bodies are a part of an extremely complex being. One of the most intricate and complex parts of these bodies is who takes ownership of them. There are varied perspectives on this matter, which include nature, science, religion, government, family, society, and self. The body is born by nature and dies for nature. Nature takes ownership of the physical body through the organic matter of which it is made. Then when it dies, it is consumed back into the earth to provide nutrients and life into other beings....   [tags: nature, physical, spiritual bodies]

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Power Achievement from Violence

- The world is full of violence. No matter how much one tries the world would never be rid of war, abuse, killing and poverty. Mahatma Ghandi simply states “[i]t is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence” (brainyquotes). In science fiction, violence is not only associated with the masculine traits that are presented in the genre but it also is one of the only means of asserting dominance over another. In Joe Haldeman’s Forever Peace and short stories such as Ursula Le Guin’s “The New Atlantis” and Octavia Butler’s “Speech Sounds”, these works illustrate that in order to achieve power and progression within this worl...   [tags: Human Nature, Dominance, Progression]

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Ohio Abortion Laws

- The medical definition of abortion is “the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus: a: spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus during the first 12 weeks of gestation—compare miscarriage b: induced expulsion of a human fetus” ("Medline," 2012). To even begin the discussion of abortion, we must first begin with the gestational age of viability, meaning at what age the fetus can have a chance of survival outside the mother’s womb....   [tags: Politicization of Abortion]

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Gas Laws Investigation

- ... In this data set looking at the X and Y intercepts has very little value as both the X and Y’s zero values are asymptotic. Practically is helps us little as an intimately small box can never be reached. All this means that from the results we can conclude the nature of the relationship (i.e. that is not an exponential correlation) however the data points are reasonably inaccurate and so could not be used without a further exploration into the numbers. As the y-intercept of the mean is located between the maximum y-intercept and the minimum y-intercept the physical meaning of this is that it shows there has been so systematic errors with the graphing process....   [tags: Conclusion, Pressure, Volume]

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Government and Politics - Cultural Purification and Discriminatory English Only Laws

- Cultural Purification and Discriminatory English Only Laws With continued diversity, stemming from immigration into the United States, the languages spoken here are continually transforming. Cultural misunderstandings and a lack of education on multi-lingualism have caused injustices inflicted on entire groups of people. Historical ideologies on what a "pure" American language should be has resulted in discriminatory "English Only" laws and other programs aimed at "cleansing" the American culture....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Economy stability, standard of living, labour laws and disparity of wealth

- Economy stability, standard of living, labour laws and disparity of wealth and product. Flowers are beautiful. Flowers can grow in the wild, alone, with only nature affecting their growth, or they can grow in a greenhouse, where all their conditions are controlled. With either option we find different effects on the flowers. In nature the environment can destroy the flower, but the flower in the greenhouse lacks natural nutrients received by the outside world and usually become withered. This can be related to government control within the economy....   [tags: Economics]

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Laws of the City-State vs. Higher Law as Seen in Antigone

- Laws of the City-State vs. Higher Law as Seen in Antigone In Ancient Greece, after 800 bc., new ideas came to the forefront concerning the governing of society. These ideas led to a more organized leadership and a government whose decisions were primarily based on majority rule. This system took the form of city-states, large self-governing towns. These city-states were founded on principals of "freedom, optimism, secularism, rationalism,…[and] the glorification of body and mind". Accompanying these principals was an obligation of fierce loyalty to the city-state and a willingness to shed blood for its betterment....   [tags: Papers]

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Media and Gun Control

- Gun Control Gun control has always been a fairly important matter in American society, yet has be-come a much larger concern within the past few years. Our founding fathers felt gun control was an imperative enough issue to create the second amendment. As society has shifted from the freedom of English rule to the diverse, technologically advanced nation it is today, new situa-tions have greatly influenced public opinion to bring about adjustments to current policies. The issue overwhelming America is whether or not gun control will positively affect the safety of citizens as a whole....   [tags: stricker laws, right to bear arms]

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Human Nature and Moral Theory in Plato’s Republic

- Human Nature and Moral Theory in Plato’s Republic In Chapter 2 of Republic, Glaucon uses the Myth of the Lydian Shepherd to portray a pessimistic view of human nature. Plato, the author of Republic, uses his brother Glaucon to tell the Myth of the Lydian Shepherd. We are led to believe that Plato takes the myth and its implications on human nature very seriously by use of a personal character. The argument, originally given by Thrasymachus, contends that at the root of our human nature we all yearn for the most profit possible....   [tags: Plato Republic]

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Social Contract Theory and the Nature of Society, Rules and Morality

- Social Contract Theory and the Nature of Society, Rules and Morality Social contract theory is a philosophy about the nature of morality and the origins of society. Its adherents believe “social organization rests on a contract or compact which the people have made among themselves” (Reese, 533). This concept was first articulated by the Sophists, who said societies are not natural occurrences but rather the result of a consensus of people (Reese 533). Plato expresses these ideas in The Republic when he says that society is created to meet human needs (Encyclopedia 1)....   [tags: Philosophy Essays]

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Human Nature as Viewed by Thomas Hobbes and David Hume

- Human Nature as Viewed by Thomas Hobbes and David Hume Thomas Hobbes in Chapter 13 of Leviathan, and David Hume in Section 3 of An Enquiry Concerning the Princples of Morals, give views of human nature. Hobbes’ view captures survivalism as significant in our nature but cannot account for altruism. We cover Hobbes’ theory with a theory of Varied Levels of Survivalism, explaining a larger body of behavior with the foundation Hobbes gives. Hume gives a scenario which does not directly prove fruitful, but he does capture selfless behavior....   [tags: Philosophy Essays]

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Back to Nature in Henry David Thoreau’s Walden

- In Walden, Henry David Thoreau explains how a relationship with nature reveals aspects of the true self that remain hidden by the distractions of society and technology. To Thoreau, the burdens of nineteenth century existence, the cycles of exhausting work to obtain property, force society to exist as if it were "slumbering." Therefore, Thoreau urges his readers to seek a spiritual awakening. Through his rhetoric,Thoreau alludes to a "rebirth" of the self and a reconnection to the natural world....   [tags: Thoreau Walden Essays]

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Machiavelli's The Prince: Politics, War, and Human Nature

- Machiavelli's The Prince: Politics, War, and Human Nature "[I]t is necessary for a prince to know well how to use the beast and the man." (Machiavelli, The Prince, p. 69[1]). In this swift blow, Niccolò Machiavelli seems to strike down many visions of morality put up on pedestals by thinkers before his time. He doesn't turn to God or to some sort of common good for his political morality. Instead, he turns to the individual?more specifically, self-preservation in a position of power....   [tags: Machiavelli Prince Essays Papers]

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Lord Of The Flies; An Attempt To Trace The Defects Of Human Nature

- Lord of the Flies "An attempt to trace the defects of human society back to the defects of human nature. The moral is that the shape of a society must depend on the ethical nature of the individual and not on any political system however apparently logical or respectable." Lord of the Flies by William Golding is about a group of British boys who get plane-wrecked on a deserted island. The boys cooperate, gather fruit, make shelters, and maintain a signal fire. When they get there they are civil schoolboys but soon show that being away from society and the real world it brings out their true nature and they break apart and turn into savages....   [tags: William Golding]

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True Human Nature Exposed in Lord of the Flies

- True Human Nature Exposed in Lord of the Flies     The island in Lord of the Flies represents "a microcosm of human society." Stranded on an island where no definite authority is to be obeyed, the boys quickly forget the social standards that their parents have impressed on them. Eventually, the wildness of their ids cannot be suppressed. They lose their pride as "British boys" and choose their leaders, their social groups, and their lifestyles with their basic instincts rather than with practicality....   [tags: Lord of the Flies Essays]

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Analysis of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

- The Canterbury Tales is more than an amusing assortment of stories; it is an illustration of the society in which Geoffrey Chaucer lived. It portrays the culture and class system of the medieval ages in microcosm. Every strata of human life at the time were represented by the many characters whose tales are told. Each character’s basic human nature also plays a role in their stories, and each one has within them the strengths and weaknesses that make up all of humanity. Each character exemplifies their life and reputation through the stories they tell....   [tags: nature, sin, culture, class, system]

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Hobbe's Theory of the Nature of Humans

- Socrates and Machiavelli both aspire to the same end of accomplishing certain political goals. Machiavelli, in the Prince, speaks of his desire to end political conflict through the institution of order while Socrates, as described by Plato, seemingly wishes for the government of his time to be replaced with a more just system. Though the two historical figures are both very relevant to the concepts of power and how to attain it, they are polar opposites when it comes to the means by which they hope to accomplish their personal ends....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Naturalistic Ethic

- Naturalistic Ethic Even though there are several schools of Naturalistic ethic, they all have one major quality in common – recognition of Nature as the main guiding force of our lives. Naturalists try to understand Nature and how Nature and humanity are linked together. Adherents of Naturalism try to convince people to shift their attitude toward the need to follow the laws of nature as a principle of moral conduct. There are three major schools of Naturalism. The first school strives for “returning back to nature” in order to enjoy a simple life and find out the truth by communion with nature, which is considered to be the teacher for all people....   [tags: Naturalism Nature Essays]

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The Importance Of A Neutral Question On An Examination Of Knowledge, Natural Sciences And History

- The claim the title presents seems to be an obvious one when examined briefly. However, when examining the title closely the language used must be considered, specifically, the key word, “neutral”. A neutral question is an unbiased question that does not imply a specific answer, limits thinking, or guides into a predestined train of thought. When examined from this view, it can be said that all questions are asked with a purpose and demand an answer limited to a finite number, and therefore lose their neutrality....   [tags: Scientific method, Science, Nature, Question]

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The Revolutions Of Heavenly Spheres

- The scientific revolution, transformed our understanding of science through the scientific lens, after Copernicus published his works in the year of 1543. After Copernicus published “The Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres” in 1543, the Counter Reformation begins about two years later. A large part of the story of our universe involves nature writers, which developed their ideas through experimentation with technology. Through their writing and works of literature, they were able to challenge the way individuals felt about the world around them....   [tags: Universe, Nature, Nicolaus Copernicus, Earth]

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Galileo 's Conflict With The Catholic Church

- Galileo Galilei, an astronomer in the 17th century, suggested that Earth was part of a heliocentric system, not a geocentric one. That is, Earth revolved around the sun, not the sun around the Earth. This was contrary to how the Catholic Church understood the Earth and the Universe, relating to God’s design. For this claim, Galileo was tried by the Catholic Church, found guilty of heresy, then sentenced to house arrest for the remainder of his natural life (Hilliam 76). I would pose that Pope Urban VIII could not fathom the possibility that humanity, and by extension God, could be less significant than was thought at the time....   [tags: Human, Meaning of life, Nature, Organism]

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Is Criminal Behavior Determined Biologically?

- Is Criminal Behavior Determined Biologically. Nature vs. nurture has been one of the oldest and most debated topics among psychologists over the years. This concept discusses whether a child is born into this world with their developmental work cut out for them or if a child is a “blank slate” and their experiences are what shape them into who they are. Over the years and plenty of research, psychologists have all mostly come to agree that it’s a little bit of both. Children are both born with some genetic predispositions while other aspects of the child’s development are strongly influenced by their surrounding environment....   [tags: Nature versus nurture, Psychology, Crime]

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McGregor's Theory at Whole Foods

- What role, if any, does McGregor's Theory Y play at Whole Foods. Explain McGregor has written two theories about human nature. Theory X basically assumes that people will do the least amount of work required of them. That they will need to be monitored and workers will need a set of rules for every employee to follow . There is also no incentive for them to go above their current job duty. Theory Y basically believes that if you give the employee the opportunity to do well the employee will take that opportunity and use it to the best of their abilities....   [tags: Human Nature, Least Amount of Work]

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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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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr 's Nobel Peace Prize

- Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Nobel Peace Prize lecture focused on how poverty, racism, and war affect the world. The three evils impact how a race may seem superior over another. For example, Caucasians have a sense of dominance over African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Mexicans, and other races. He asserted that although it is called the United States of America, with one race proclaiming to be superior of other races it is not in any way united, unified nor unionized. According to his lecture, it seems as though racism is the factor that has caused the most effective African American movements in history....   [tags: African American, United States, Jim Crow laws]

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The Natural Law by Thomas Aquinas

- In every man there is an innate sense of right and wrong buried within him. This sense guides people, culture, and even whole countries to act in certain ways. Thomas Aquinas called this innate sense the natural law. The natural law is established by God in order to make men more virtuous. When examined closely it is found that the natural law contains the precept of all law and, is at odds with certain laws that exist today, specifically abortion. The “natural law is appointed by reason” (Aquinas IV, 94, 1) and given to everyone....   [tags: right and wrong, reason, culture, God, laws]

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Two Kinds of Metaphysics

- Philosophy Midterm Paper “Two Kinds of Metaphysics” Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy concerned with revealing the theoretical nature of being and the world that envelops it. The word “metaphysics” derives itself from the two Greek words μετά (metá) which means beyond, and the word φυσικά (physiká) meaning physics. This branch of philosophy began when ancient philosophers questioned what was beyond physics, concepts such as being, knowing, cause, time, substance, and space where questioned....   [tags: Theoretical Nature, Philosophy, Plato, Aristotle]

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The Value of Time Travel

- ... Another philosophical view of nature of time is presentism which means there is a past but the future isn’t set yet. As passes the present becomes as the past and the future as the new present. This means that time is moving forward into the future and leaving the past behind. Scientist has come to a conclusion that time travel could be possible because of the new modern physics laws. One theory is that wormholes are a short passage through space-time for long journeys. In 1935, Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen came up the theory of general relatively in which they discover the bridges or wormholes through space-time....   [tags: laws, change, past, future, parrallel, universe]

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Air Pollution

- Industrialization molded the humankind to develop and to increase. Humankind, on the other hand, used industrialization to exploit and to rule. Industrialization is a “conversion to the methods, aims, and ideals of industry and economic activity, particularly of an area that was previously underdeveloped economically” (Dictonary.com Unabridged, n.d.) .Air pollution is created by nature and industrialization. As of the modern day, man-made air pollution, which is caused by industrialization, is eminent than the natural air pollution....   [tags: industrialization, laws, planting trees]

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Comparing the Theme of Nature with Works from Dicknson Whitman and Emerson

- Comparing the Theme of Nature with Works from Dicknson Whitman and Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson once stated that “the first in time and the first in importance of the influences upon the mind is that of nature.” Nature in all its forms parallels with life, death, and the soul. Whether the sunshines or the rain falls, whether a flower blooms or willows, nature will always recreate itself and remain a mystery to mankind. To become one with nature, one must explore oneself and know that the simplicity found in it is both divine and perfect....   [tags: essays papers]

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Political Theory: Property

- Introduction One of the most confounding concepts in the discipline of political theory is the issue of property. Classical philosophers like Plato and Aristotle dedicate a large part of their works to speculations about the state of nature and property ownership. However, a comprehensive theoretical exploration of the concept of private property ownership is credited to relatively modern philosophers like Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau. The writings of Locke and Rousseau on property ownership are quite fascinating to compare....   [tags: Rosseau, Locke, ownership, State of Nature]

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Science and nature is a very vital theme in volume I of Frankenstein.

- Science and nature is a very vital theme in volume I of Frankenstein. Mary Shelly incessantly portrays science and nature. Science and nature is a very vital theme in volume I of Frankenstein. Mary Shelly incessantly portrays science and nature. At first Mary shelly illustrate the nature of life as distressing, sorrowful and frail. She does this by demonstrating illnesses, deaths and sorrow of the loved ones leaving and diseases. By doing this Mary shelly is representing life as a pathetic game, which has no other meanings than depression and grief, and how easily it could be vanished....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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The White Collar Nature of Environmental Crimes

- Corporations, through guidance of new laws, in the future in the United States, should be held more accountable for environmental crimes, because without these new laws corporations will continue to pay meniscal fines and serve little to no time in prisons for destroying the environment in which we have to live and survive. Corporations throughout history have lived within the protection of the government. The reason I say this is because throughout history corporations got away with literally murdering our environment by following weak laws and having very few standards....   [tags: accountability, waste, health]

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How Athenian Nature Is Delineated through Pericles' Funeral Oration

- In The History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides chronicles the events, battles, and democratic processes of the war between Athens and Sparta. Shortly after war broke out, Pericles delivered his funeral oration in honor of the courageous Athenians who already perished in battle. Through his funeral oration, Pericles reveals the true nature of Athenians. Ultimately, they were good natured since all the citizens of Athens willingly and dutifully served their country, and ultimately the common good; the structure of Athens and its government provided many outlets to do so....   [tags: World Literature]

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Nature v. Nurture in Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins

- Nature v. Nurture in Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins What makes a person who they are is a difficult dilemma. Mark Twain's novel, "Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins" is a critical analysis of how nature and nurture can cultivate emotions and free will, which in turn affects the life of individuals. "Twain's faltering sense of direction began about slavery, moral decay, and deceptive realities (Kaplan 314). The debate of `nature versus nurture' has been one of the most intriguing scientific and cultural issues for most of the twentieth century, in determining the behavioral aspects of human beings....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Fight for Nature Preservation and Restoration in Round River by Aldo Leopold

- The Fight for Nature Preservation and Restoration in Round River by Aldo Leopold In the essay the "Round River" Aldo Leopold was trying to say many different ideas that related together in the fight for nature preservation and restoration. One of Aldo Leopolds main points in his essay was that we as humans can not replace, rebuild nature. So before it goes to far, and get's to destroyed we must restore it. As people though we can only do so much and we can't restore it with foreign plants, but only the natural plants that originated there....   [tags: Papers]

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The Nature of Duality in Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

- The Nature of Duality in Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde It has long been debated that there are two sides to the human mind. Many philosophers have stressed on the fact that human beings are 'dual creatures’. There is the duality of good and evil, right and wrong, joy and despair. There always is the desire to do something which is against the society, against the laws, although this varies from person to person. Robert Stevenson brings the possibility of another self in one person to life in his creation of Dr....   [tags: Robert Stevenson Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde Essays]

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A Discourse On Inequality By Jacques Rousseau

- The Natural Ways Man became a Natural Human Being In his book A Discourse on Inequality, Jean- Jacques Rousseau turns to the state of nature in search of the real “essence” of man. What made humans to be humans. Rousseau is trying to determine the prodigious events, such as the acquisition of knowledge and errors, the mutations that took place in the constitution of the body, and the constant impact of the passions that eventually led to the separation of man between the state of nature and society (67)....   [tags: Human, State of nature, Jean-Jacques Rousseau]

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The Addictive and Destructive Nature of Video Games

- Smoking, Drinking, and Pornography are among some of the things that people have decided are socially unacceptable for children. However, a child making a character in a video game ruthlessly rape, beat, and kill another character has been deemed perfectly acceptable. Video games are prominent in everyday life. Children as young as two are starting off playing basic video games to learn their ABC’s and 123’s. The problem is that as children get older, they are influenced by the video games they play and in today’s society most video games are violent and gory....   [tags: Social Issues]

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The Nature of Pre-revolutionary Society and Government

- The statement ‘Pre-revolutionary Russian society underwent significant change’ is accurate to a medium extent in terms of social, economic and political change in Russia. In social terms, the Russian Tsar did not allow political opinions and therefore did not allow the congregation of political enthusiasts, limiting the opportunity for a revolution. In economic terms, Russian peasants were stuck in a situation where they had to pay large taxes to landowners, leaving little money for themselves and their families....   [tags: russian society, political change]

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The Nature of Tsarism and the Policies of Nicholas II as the Cause for the Revolution of February in Russia 1917

- The Nature of Tsarism and the Policies of Nicholas II as the Cause for the Revolution of February in Russia 1917 At the turn of the 20th century Russia was a vast, however, backward empire with an undemocratic political system. The Romanov dynasty had ruled for several centuries as an absolute monarchy, with the Tsar being the supreme autocrat ruler. His power was unquestionable, as it was alleged that God had given him the divine right to rule as desired. The Tsar exercised his power through a great bureaucracy, an army sworn to loyalty to the tsar and oppressive political policies....   [tags: Papers]

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Discuss Stevenson’s portrayal of the dual nature of man’s personality

- Discuss Stevenson’s portrayal of the dual nature of man’s personality in the novel: Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel “The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” was deeply influenced by a number of diverse factors. Stevenson came from a family with a history of lawyers, doctors and other similar professions. His nanny was a very devoted Christian and from a young age used to teach him wrong from right. The novel was based on a nightmare he had and he constructed it from there....   [tags: English Literature:]

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Psychology : Psychology, Perception And Attention

- It was in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s that the cognitive approach in psychology began to revolutionise, by the 1970’s it had become the strongest theory used in psychology. Cognitive psychologists study many aspects of the human mind, such as memory, thinking, problem solving, language, perception and attention (Hill, 2009). Biological psychology emerged in the 19th century, at that point the knowledge of biochemistry, physiology, human anatomy and medicine was becoming greater, which therefore meant that experience and important understandings of human behaviour we’re gained (Hill, 2009)....   [tags: Psychology, Cognition, Mind, Nature versus nurture]

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The Purpose of Copyright

- In today’s ever-accelerating world, we constantly find ourselves in a whirlwind of vague and complicated legal issues. Several of these relate specifically to something we encounter every time we listen to a song, look at a photograph, or read a book⎯copyrights. It appears that all these new controversies over copyrights and copyright infringement may be exaggerated or irrelevant. However, these issues pertaining copyright are neither irrelevant nor exaggerated, although this excessive attention constantly being drawn to it is certainly worth noting....   [tags: Property Laws]

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Oil Spill Response

- Oil Spill Response Abstract This paper describes equipment and techniques for responding to oil spills. Various techniques for the containment, cleanup and recovery of oil spills are examined; advantages and disadvantages of each are considered. Along with providing insight for oil spill response, this paper discusses environmental factors which can contribute to the success or failure of a cleanup operation. Introduction: " Oil is the life blood of our modern industrial society. It fuels the machines and lubricates the wheels of the world’s production....   [tags: Nature Natural Oil Essays]

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John Locke and Human Nature

- In The Second Treatise of Government, Locke defines political power, discusses the inalienable birth-rights of man, and the need for both in the formation of a legitimate government. John Locke’s The Second Treatise of Government defines a legitimate government in relation to the protection of inalienable rights. He views a valid government as one which upholds his three main natural laws of life, liberty and property. In defining political power, Locke insists that it is proper to make laws “for the regulating and preserving of property,” and adds, that if necessary, “the execution of such laws, and in the defense of the common-wealth [sic] from foreign injury.” This is needed “for the pub...   [tags: Second Treatise on Civil Government]

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Interpersonal Communication Skills

-  Communication is the desire to be understood and is to indicate to the human nature (Davis,2005). All of the patients the nurses attend to are either petrified of hospitals and their surrounding, or simply calm with in the surroundings. Effective communication can simply eliminate or severely reduce anxiety with in the anxious patients. The reasons for interpersonal communication allows us to express our personalities whilst still in the work force and why it is so important. Throughout this essay it will be arguing the present issues surrounding the hospital setting and how interpersonal communication can have positive and negative affects....   [tags: Human Nature, Nurse, Patient, Doctor, Anxiety]

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Moral Philosophies

- Human nature is philosophical; if morality exists within human nature, then moral philosophy indeed deems human nature philosophical. The observance of moral patterns in human thought and behaviour often involve an analysis of reflection and action. Therefore, in the course currently entitled Human Sciences, Great Dialogues: Reflection and Action, both morality and philosophy are key themes. However, the calendar description for the course is as follows, “What is the relationship between thinking and action....   [tags: Human Nature, Human Thought, Behavior]

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Analysis of The Brady Bill

- Analysis of The Brady Bill Introduction      The legislative process in the United States Congress shows us an interesting drama in which a bill becomes a law through compromises made by diverse and sometimes conflicting interests in this country. There have been many controversial bills passed by Congress, but among all, I have taken a particular interest in the passage of the Brady bill. When the Brady debate was in full swing in Congress about three years ago, I was still back in my country, Japan, where the possession of guns is strictly restricted by laws....   [tags: Gun Control Rights Laws Jim Brady Essays]

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We Need Tough Laws to Protect the Environment

- With Adam Smith and Milton Friedman among its illustrious fathers, the theory of the free market is a widely accepted and respected one today in America. It advocates the concept of a market as a self-regulating entity. By the working of natural principles such as free competition, consumer sovereignty, and maximization of the individuals' self-interest, the market is able to decide the allocation, utilization, and distribution of resources most fairly and efficiently. This characteristic of the market, known as the "Invisible Hand", is constantly hailed as one of the most imperative mechanisms of a capitalistic economy....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]

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Unmanageable Divisions: The Result of Bismarckian Politics in Turn of the Century Germany

- ... An obvious difference of opinion that arose early during this period was on the issue of the separation of church and state; Catholics as well as Protestants opposed this obvious and blatant attack on their interests, while German liberals firmly sided with Bismarck on the issue. This separation of church and state also consequentially caused an even greater schism between the large, predominantly Catholic, Polish minority residing in Eastern Prussia, whose nationality was already suppressed by the required use of the German language in public spheres....   [tags: prussian military, turbulence, laws]

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The Supreme Court in American Politics

- The Supreme Court, also known as the court of last resort or the court of appeals, is the highest judicial body within the American court system. It consists of nine Supreme Court Justices that are appointed by the President of the United States. Their decisions are based solely on constitutional matters. Their rulings are not subject to further review by any other court and cannot be appealed against. The Supreme Court sees over federal cases and cases against states, it is the ultimate body of judicial power in America....   [tags: Government, Laws, United States]

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Forest Management: The Forest Stewardship Council

- Table of Contents: 1. Introduction to FSC 2. Controlling Entities of the FSC 3. Benefits of FSC accreditation 4. Process of obtaining the FSC certification 5. Problems the FSC pose for South Africa 6. Bibliography   1) Introduction to FSC The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international, non-profit organization which was established in 1993 by multiple stakeholders. The FSC’s primary objective is to positively influence sustainable and responsible forest management in plantations worldwide....   [tags: companies, applicable laws, regulations]

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The Global Human Rights System

- The human rights system has been created by both top-down and bottom-up dynamics, by the relationship between the global and the local. Discuss. The global human rights system has undoubtably been produced and sustained by both top-down and bottom-up dynamics which operate on global and local scales. It is because of these polar hierarchic systems that human rights violations against individuals and groups at a local level can be recognised and understood globally and acted on consequently using the appropriate channels....   [tags: laws, victims, protection]

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Releationship between Sustainable Tourism Planning

- The continuing limited involvement of local community and regional government authorities in tourism planning and the development of sustainable tourism approaches given the continued conspicuously absence of documented national development planning policy and fragmented legislation framework of sustainability in Zambia’s national strategies Berrisford (2011). With the role of tourism in economic development been established and recognised in statutory plans. Sustainability now underpins sectorial policy framework for tourism in Zambia, and the landmark steps taken to develop and review national aspirations for tourism development will represent a step forward in establishing a clear remit f...   [tags: Zambian laws and qualitties]

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The Culture of Ancient Rome

-   System of Writing Language Although in some remote pockets of Ancient Rome the Greek language strongly accented the primary tongue, the people were a dominantly Latin speaking population. More specifically, Archaic Latin (also known as Old Latin)- the original version of Latin that today’s Modern and Classical editions branch from. Due to the Ancient Roman Empire conquering many countries over the course of it’s time, a great deal of present-day languages, such as English, French and Italian, originate from Archaic Latin....   [tags: achievements, laws, army]

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The Constant Fight for Just Laws

- Many people believe laws are in place to protect them from danger and each other. Thus inferring they take some sort of control over people's actions. Laws are in place by our government (authority) to control a group of people living in a area together (community) (merriam-webster). These laws should not be broken or a penalty fitting the crime will be given, and those responsible will be sentenced to pay. Although not all laws that are broken are meant to be an act of defilement some are broken to show one's stand on a issue or as solidarity to others....   [tags: laws, justice, ]

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Evil in Humanity in Lord of the Flies by William Golding

- In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, a group of young boys from England are evacuated out of their country due to a war. The plane is then shot down and results into a plane crash on a deserted island. The boys are left all alone with no adults, no supplies, and no one to come and rescue them. They are all on their own and have to establish a new “society”. The boys have to choose someone to govern them and that person ends up being Ralph, who had an internal struggle between what is right and wrong closer to the end of the novel....   [tags: Instinct, War, Human Nature]

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Bug Inc

- BUG, Inc. is a company that is a manufacturer and seller of electronic recording devices. Many of their clients are state and federal law enforcement agencies. Because of the nature of its business and its clients, it has many developments and designs that need to be protected from others trying to replicate its work. Below describes many different situations of needed protection and how to protect its products. Intellectual Property Protection BUG, Inc. needs to protect its designs, manufacturing process, the actual recording devices, original authored software, and its ladybug logo....   [tags: Copy Right Laws Protection Business]

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Inside Out: Alternative Means of Perceiving Reality

- When struck by adversity in all the creative forms it can manifest itself, we often find ourselves reacting in one of two ways: we either resist our situation, push against it, and struggle to come out as winners of an exasperating emotional battle, or we adopt an attitude of fatalism or submissiveness to our circumstances, designating it as our “lot in life” to have to suffer the way we do. Whatever our take on this issue, most of us carry on doing what we have always done and hope, somehow, that things will fall into place....   [tags: ontology, philosophy, nature of being]

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The Permissable Nature of Cloning Illustrated in Jennifer and Rachel by ” Lee M. Silver

- ... Therefore, when considering cloning, reconsideration of the roles of relatives should be taken into account. According to Silver, William Safire, columnist of The New York Times, views cloning as a way of taking someone’s identicality away. The uniqueness of the cloned person would be lacking, thus evolution would be restricted. Silver says that Safire is wrong because evolution and the progress of mankind don’t intertwine, and is unpredictable. Safire, along with almost everyone, cannot prove arguments of religion because religion is simply not provable....   [tags: genetics, parents, reproduction]

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The Autobiographical Nature of The Garden of the Finzi-Conitini’s by Giorgio Bassani

- One of the most grueling tasks for an author can be coming up with ideas for their novel. Many of them suffer from writer’s block and take months, even years, to finish one book. While writing a novel is tasking, writing a biography is not. All you have to do is write about your own life, how hard can that be. Well, this is the case with The Garden of the Finzi-Conitini’s. Giorgio Bassani writes of his own life throughout the entirety of the novel, with themes like the death of love, with the love of his life Micol Finzi-Contini, wealthy landowners, as he was high on the social ladder in his life much like the Finizi-Contini’s are, and he represents the persecution and isolation of the Jewis...   [tags: wealth, isolation, love]

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Nature Vs. Nature Nurture

- In today’s society people tend to be followers. People wear things or do things that they see others do, not knowing that everyone is born their own person. Things that make people unique and different from others is what makes them stand out. That leads me to introduce the topics to this paper. From nature-nurture, Bronfenbenner’s ecological system, and overall our culture is what makes us humans. Going through certain phases and transtions in life helps us to define ourselves over time. After reading this paper, it would give you a better understanding of my life and who I am as a person....   [tags: Nature versus nurture, Human nature]

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Liberal and Real Views of the Ukraine Crisis

- Jack Donnelly states that “Theories are beacons, lenses of filters that direct us to what, according to the theory, is essential for understanding some part of the world.” These various theories, or lenses for viewing the world help us understand the way in which countries interact and why things occur in the field of international relations. The two main schools of thought in the field are Realism and Liberalism. One must understand these theories in order to be able to understand what is happening in the world....   [tags: Crimea, Russia, violating international laws]

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Isaac Newton 's Principles Of Physics

- Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643, in Woolsthorpe, England. He was a smart young man. He went to the University of Cambridge, Trinity College, and The King’s College. Isaac’s professions were as a Philosopher, Astronomer, Physicist, Scientist, and lastly a Mathematician. That’s a smart man , what did I say. He was one of the greatest minds in the 17th century. He made a modern principle of physics. We still use his principles of physics, even if it was published in 1687. He was the only son of a local farmer....   [tags: Newton's laws of motion, Isaac Newton]

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Alice Walker 's Everyday Use

- Chantece Judon J. Baumgartner ENG101.7424 January 20, 2014 Essay One ; First Draft The Deeper Meaning In Alice Walker 's story "Everyday Use", she uses each character of the Johnson family to symbolize different aspects of African Americans history. The story takes place in rural Georgia during the nineteen sixties or seventies in Mama Johnson 's home. Where she resides with her youngest of two daughters, Maggie her oldest daughter Dee is returning home for the first time in a long time, and leaves with a lasting impression....   [tags: African American, Jim Crow laws]

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Nature Vs. Nurture : Is It Nature Or Nurture?

- Developmental psychology seeks to understand why and how all people change over time (Berger, 4). We start off as similar babies, yet we grow to be so distinct from each other. The purpose of this research paper is to discuss some of the big questions that we have today in the field of developmental psychology; the nature-nurture controversy, how we grow into such distinct adults, and whether or not the experiences we go through can change us. Is it nature or nurture. The nature vs. nurture debate seeks to understand how our personalities and traits are produced by our genetic makeup and how our environment, including our parents, peers, and social interactions, shapes them....   [tags: Nature versus nurture, Human nature]

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Stand Your Ground Laws

- To begin, what is the “Stand Your Ground Law”. Well many states such as: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia have stand your ground laws which state that individuals do not have to retreat before using force in a self- defense situation or many states have laws that are remarkably similar to stand your ground laws....   [tags: State laws, Self Defense Laws]

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Nature Vs Nurture : Nature And Nurture

- Nature versus nurture has been debated between psychologists for years and probably will be for years to come. However, both sides of the debate need to come to their sense because the human being is a product of nature and nurture. There are endless experiments to test each side’s theories; but they will never reach a law. The reason for this is because there is too many variables that cannot be controlled. Nature is what we are born with, so our genes. Then nurture is how we are impacted by our environment; these are, parents, siblings, family, peers, culture, gender, norms, child rearing, and experiences....   [tags: Nature versus nurture, Human nature]

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Political Power of Roman

- On ancient Greece, Plato (427-347 BC), Xenophon (c. 430-354 BC), and Aristotle ("Father of Political Science") (384-322 BC) conducted an analysis of the political system in the philosophical works such as The Republic and Laws by Plato, and the Politics and the Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle. The analysis of historical records beyond those found in the works of earlier historians such as Herodotus and Thucydides. On ancient Roman, renowned historians such as Polybius, Livy and Plutarch documented how the early emergence of the Roman Republic, the organizations that exist in the Roman Republic, as well as the history of other nations during the height of the Roman imperial power....   [tags: power, nature, state, revolution]

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The Devil´s Weed: Marijuana

- Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States. Despite it being illegal, the market size is estimated at huge numbers. Across the globe, countries have begun legalizing marijuana. Most notably, in the United States two states have recently legalized recreational marijuana usage. An analysis on the research of the marijuana market proves that the legalization of marijuana would create many positive externalities for society as a whole. Legalizing marijuana would allow our government to regulate and make use of the industry to gain financial profits that could be used for other places....   [tags: illegal drug, reform of marijuana laws]

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The Incompatibility of Copyright and Author

- The Incompatibility of Copyright and Author Like the book, a song's qualities change as it is presented on the Internet -- instead of being a tangible object, in cyberspace the song is much like McLuhan's electric light. Part of what helped recorded music parallel the book was the shared tangibility of their formats; compact discs, like bound books, can be held in hand. Without a tangible object to attach the concept of copyright, music becomes pure content, and shapeless, difficult to control....   [tags: Internet Laws Essays]

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Censorship in Literature and Music

- Censorship in Literature and Music What is censorship. An encyclopedia defines censorship as "the control of what people may say or hear, write or read, or see or do1." There are many reasons why people censor entertainment such as literature and music. Many governments or groups try to preserve their standards of morality by preventing people from learning about or following other standards2, commonly found in the two previously mentioned mediums. There are different ways to censor things. It can be on a local level, such as libraries refusing to carry a controversial book....   [tags: Censoring Laws Essays]

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Fixed-Term Contract

- 1.0 INTRODUCTION Employment under fixed-term contract has gained popularity among the employers and displaced the standard form of employment in recent years. It is a category of employment where the relationship between the employer and the employee would last for a specific period of time or until a certain task has been completed. This chapter concern with the introduction of the research title which is ‘Legal Review on the Fixed-term Contract Worker: Comparative Analyses between Malaysia and United Kingdom’....   [tags: employement, worker, laws]

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Opening up the Alaskan Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

- Opening up the Alaskan Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Many preconceived notions exist in the realm of environmental policy. Decisions are constantly made that effect human health or environmental integrity in order to reap great economic benefits for the many. Often these choices compromise the role of human beings as environmental stewards of the planet. It is my attempt in this paper to outline the development of a very controversial part of the proposed comprehensive energy policy: the opening of the Alaskan Artic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling....   [tags: Environment Nature Papers]

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Justice in the Legal System

- Justice in the Legal System Justice, as defined by Webster’s Dictionary is the quality of being fair or just. This implies that justice would have something to do with being fair. I thought that if one of the things the law and legal system are about is maintaining and promoting justice and a sense of fairness, they might not be doing such a great job. An eye for an eye is fair. No, that would be too easy, too black and white. I could cite several examples where I thought a judge’s or jury’s ruling was unfair, however I will not simply due to the fact that this is to be about what justice is to me and not what justice was to the particular courtroom situation....   [tags: Justice System Laws Crimes Essays]

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Bears

- Bears “If you talk to the animals, they will talk to you, and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them, you will not know them, and what you do not know you will fear. What one fears, one destroys.” This was said by Chief Dan George and is common with many wild animals here in North America; one animal in particular, the bear. There are three different types of bears in North America: brown (or grizzly), polar, and black. The most common in the Northern Virginia area are black bears (Palmer & Lickley, 2001)....   [tags: Animals Wildlife Nature Essays]

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Wetland Restoration

- Wetland Restoration Most people think they know a wetland when they see one, but the delineation of wetlands for the purpose of granting permits has proven enormously controversial. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an area is defined as a wetland when a combination of three technical criteria are met: Wetland hydrology (land that is saturated within 18 inches of the surface for more than seven days per year), Hydrophytic vegetation (a list of plants that will thrive in wet areas), and Hydric soil (mucky and peat-based soil)....   [tags: Wetlands Environmental Nature Essays]

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