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Our Duty to Obey the Law

- “The trial of Socrates: A vehicle to analyse the Jurisprudential question as to why in a Modern Constitutional Democracy the Citizen has the duty to Obey the law” WHAT IS LAW Law in my view may be described as a set of rules that are manmade, through the formal legislative frameworks such as the parliament, with the intention of regulating aspects of life of those subject to it.( "Province of Jurisprudence Determined”) It generally governs the social behavior of its subjects and affords rights, but also imposes duties and responsibilities on them with the purpose of creating order and certainty....   [tags: morals, obedience, sanctions]

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Obligation to Obey Governing Bodies

- I believe it is safe to say that the subjects of any legitimate state have an obligation to at obey their governing bodies. Underlying my own obedience to my country's laws are a number of reasons - an understanding of my obligation to take responsibility for my own actions, a recognition of my government's authority over me, a belief that the laws of my country are well-founded, and a fear of the consequences of disobeying said laws. Without laws, a society would quickly crumble into disorder and chaos, unless its entire population is benevolent and selfless....   [tags: Government]

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Those Who Do Not Obey The Gospel

- “Those Who Do Not Obey the Gospel” Biblical terminology, commonly heard from the lips of preachers in the earlier years of the church, has been replaced with expressions not found in the teaching of the apostles on the pages of the New Testament. Preachers today, seldom urge their hearers to “obey the gospel.” Nevertheless, the Scriptures teach that obedience to the gospel is extremely important. Paul wrote, “…you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (II Thessalonians 1:7-8) And, Peter wrote, “For the time has come for judgment to begi...   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Gospel of Matthew]

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Obey the Laws of God, Not the Laws of Man

- Obey the Laws of God, Not the Laws of Man On Monday, April 11th 2011, France became the first country to put into force a law that bans Muslim women wearing the Burqa in any public setting. Not only did this ban create a global debate, a domino effect on other countries to put forth the same law, but also creating tension among French Muslims and their citizens (Ulusoy). The Quran asks believing women to cover although Muslim women interpret covering their bodies in different ways. The Burqa covers the entire face and body and has netting surrounding the eyes....   [tags: muslim ban, burqa, religious freedom]

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Should Kids Always Obey Their Parents?

- Have you ever just thought what the heck are my parents thinking, there is no way I'm listening to them. I know I have and I think you probably have to. Its because our parents aren’t always right. There are always those times when your parents are going to be wrong, I mean they're only human. And sometime you're not gonna want to obey them, even though most of the time you should listen. And there are many reasons for that and I’m sure you could think of more but here are the ones I got from Romeo and Juliet....   [tags: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet]

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Research Indicates That Police And Obey The Law

- Research indicates that police conduct, i.e., confidentiality and respect are a significant aspect of the formation of citizens support for and also, a recognition of police legitimacy as well as, a sense of valued members of the society and the likelihood to collaborate with the police and obey the law (Tyler and Lind 1992, Smith, Tyler, Huo, Ortiz and Lind 1998, Tyler 2006, Tyler and Fagan 2008). Further, as Tyler and Lind (1992) posits, status awareness and acknowledgement is mostly communicated to people via inter-personal treatment by those in power....   [tags: Police, Police officer, Constable]

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Romeo and Juliet: Should Children Always Obey Their Parents?

- The common answer for whether we should always obey our parents or not would is usually a simple, yes. Yet, when you really evaluate this question, there are many contradictories to the answer. Would obeying your parents 24/7 really be the best result for every individual’s eternal outcome in life. In reality, this would not be the best choice. There are many reasons that can back up this conclusion. In Romeo and Juliet and in real life, three main reasons why children should not always obey their parents include that times have changed from when they were that age, parents think they know their child the best when they really don’t, and the children need to become self-reliant and their own...   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Analysis Of Stanley Milgram 's ' Obey At Any Cost '

- In the research article “OBEY AT ANY COST”, Stanley Milgram conducted a study to examine the concept of obedience and composed disturbing findings. Milgram’s findings on obedience were considered one of the most influential and famous works in the history of psychology. His examination on obedience was that people were possibly capable of doing abuse to other individuals by being demanded to do so. Milgram pertained this to World War II and the inhumanity that has been bolstered and the barbarity....   [tags: Psychology, Milgram experiment, Experiment]

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Do We Have An Obligation For Obey An Unjust State?

- Do we have an obligation to obey an unjust state. Every Society should be guided in the right manner with an aim of reaching the ideal just society. In order to reach to that state of justice, the leaders are obliged to set clear principles to shape ad guide the society. However, the right values are either not put into practice or they are misused. This leads to decline where the members in that society will never reach a point of true justice. Thus, a just society should have its own values that are founded on strong beliefs that are adopted by everybody as well as respecting them....   [tags: Law, Political philosophy, Plato, Justice]

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According to Socrates, Should you Obey an Unjust Law?

- Convicted For Living. Do we have an obligation to obey any law, no matter how unjust or evil, provided only that it is in fact a valid rule of the legal system in which we happen to be physically located. In the following composition, I am going to examine the answer to this question in accordance to what Socrates believes. The best way to understand this almost “WWSD” (What Would Socrates Do) approach is by looking at Socrates' actions in the three Platonic dialogues we have read. These dialogues bring forth three possible bases for why Socrates believes one should obey the law....   [tags: socrates, unjust law, obeying]

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Parents Discipline So Children Will Obey the Rules

- ... There are different types of discipline that can work for children who have the different types of temperament that I talked about before. The three main types of discipline are time-out, reasoning and spanking. Time-out is one of the most common and effective ways to discipline children. Time out is best utilized for children aged two to about age nine. Using time out is the most effective because it stops the child from getting attention that could make the situation worse and cause inappropriate behavior from child....   [tags: bible, temperment, behavior]

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- OBEY GIANT Heidegger describes Phenomenology as “the process of letting things manifest themselves.” Phenomenology attempts to enable people to see clearly something that is right before their eyes but obscured; things that are so taken for granted that they are muted by abstract observation. The first aim of Phenomenology is to reawaken a sense of wonder about one's environment. The Giant sticker attempts to stimulate curiosity and bring people to question both the sticker and their relationship with their surroundings....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rawls and King on Civil Disobedience

- In the Theory of Justice by John Rawls, he defines civil disobedience,” I shall begin by defining civil disobedience as a public, nonviolent, conscientious yet political act contrary to law usually done with the aim of bringing about a change in the law or policies of the government”. Rawls is saying civil disobedience is the refusal to obey certain laws; which are usually motivated by a need to change the policies and laws held by the government and state. Civil disobedient actions require publicity, nonviolence and conscientious breach made to the law they are trying to take down....   [tags: refusal to obey certain laws]

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Relationship Between Law and Morality

- ... It aims to create laws that are predictable, that are able to be easily analysed and understandable by the general society. Morality is what the society regard as right and wrong which is highly subjective, some legal philosophers believe that there is a certain moral standard which human laws must contain. Chapter 2 in The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 which is the Bill of Rights contains moral values which the country is based. Section 1 of the Constitution provides that South Africa is an independent sovereign, democratic state which was based on following values:  ‘Human dignity, achievement of equality and advancement of human rights and freedom,  Non racial...   [tags: society, obey, positivism]

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Violent Revolution and Civil Disobedience

- Back in the days a lot of people suffered from being mistreated and having no freedom. Civil disobedience is the active professed refusal to obey certain laws, demand s or commands of a government or of an occupying international power. Some say violent revolution make for a more effective means of gaining liberty and equality. Other says civil disobedience makes for a more effective means of gaining liberty and equality. I believe that civil disobedience makes for a more effective means of gaining liberty and equality because it causes no war/violence and lets you gain liberty equally....   [tags: government, law, refusal to obey]

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Socrates Law vs. Morality

- Introduction This essay will be discussing the distinction between the duty to obey the law and morals taking into consideration the trial of socrates within which this essay will be using as a vehicle to analyse the jurisprudential question as to why in a very modern constitutional democracy the citizen has a duty to obey the law. Socrates-Law vs Morality The trial of Socrates suggests that there are three possible bases for an ethical obligation to obey the law. First and foremost a citizen might have agreed to the law, that is, we might find that an express or implied agreement to conform exists....   [tags: obey, society, moral]

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Innocent Effected by War

- Personal response: War causes grief and grief causes pain, pain is an emotion that has many faces and many sources. Just because it does not affect us doesn't mean it does not exist. Many people isolate themselves into the darkness just to stay out of pains sights. But there are some who defy the very essence of the word fear, and are not afraid to put themselves in front of harms way for others. The innocent who have nothing to do with war are the ones placed in a place where they do not belong, and forced to obey, and to be at the mercy of fear....   [tags: fear, pain, hate, obey]

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The Nullification Crisis and Its Effects on the United States

- ... In response to this threat, Jackson prepared to send troops of his own (seven small naval vessels). In Jackson’s opinion South Carolina was committing treason and this soon angered him (“the brink of insurrection and treason”). Jackson fought for South Carolina to once again pledge their allegiance to the United States. In the end, both sides came to an agreement, including South Carolina getting many of the demands they had requested. In the end, this was a precursor to the war because it showed how powerful one state could be against Congress....   [tags: protective, tariff, law, tax, obey]

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My Personal Philosophy of Discipline

- Discipline is a way of behaving which shows the willingness to obey rules or a code of behavior. It is also a way of knowing the right from the wrong, the acceptable from the unacceptable. Teaching children discipline should help them engage with others and behave better in situations. It should also help them control and modify their behavior depending on the situation and the environment. It should help them to maintain positive behavioral equilibrium under persuasion and inducement, chaos and confusion....   [tags: Willingness, Obey Rules, Code of Behavior]

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Civil Disobedience: Are We Morally Obliged to Obey Unjust Laws?

- Are we morally obliged to obey even unjust laws. This moral question addresses what we commonly know as civil disobedience. In order to properly discuss civil disobedience and whether or not it is moral to disobey laws, we must first characterize civil disobedience. In Peter Singer's book, Practical Ethics he begins to characterize civil disobedience as arising from "ethical disagreement" and raising the question of whether "to uphold the law, even if the law protects and sanctions things we hold utterly wrong?" (Singer 292)....   [tags: Civil Disobedience Essays]

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Civil Disobedience: Are We Morally Obliged to Obey Unjust Laws?

- Are we morally obliged to obey even unjust laws. This question raises the discussion of what we call civil disobedience. Elliot Zashin, author of Civil Disobedience and Democracy, defines civil disobedience as, “a knowing violation of public norm (considered binding by local authorities but which may ultimately be invalidated by the courts) as a form of protest: it is non-revolutionary, public, and nonviolent (i.e. there is no use of physical violence except self-defensively when participants are physically attacked, and no resistance to arrest if made properly and without undue force).” (Zashin, 118) One point that Carl Cohen, associate professor of philosophy at University of Michigan, th...   [tags: Civil Disobedience Essays]

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The United States Interaction with the International Court of Justice Over Consular Rights: How Our Refusal to Obey Is Impacting Foreign Nationals an

- The United States Interaction with the International Court of Justice Over Consular Rights: How Our Refusal to Obey Is Impacting Foreign Nationals and American Citizens On January 9, 2003, Mexico initiated proceedings before the International Court of Justice against the United States of America concerning the alleged violations of Articles 5 and 36 of the Vienna Convention; basically, claiming that the United States is not honoring the consular rights of foreign nationals within the United States ....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all we’re not savages

- We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all we’re not savages When the boys first step on the island they are very civilised; they are all wearing clothes and walking around in groups exploring. Ralph and Piggy then find a conch, and use it to contact the other boys on the island. This moment establishes that the conch symbolises law on the island. Every time the conch is blown all the children come for an assembly. When the first assembly is held, Ralph is voted in as chief, instead of Jack....   [tags: English Literature]

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Obey and Defy: Shakespeare’s Sonnet as a Lesson About Time

- William Shakespeare’s “Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore” is an English sonnet about the nature of time, in which Shakespeare both follows and deviates from the traditional sonnet form. Reading the poem with this in mind gives the poem an additional dimension, and leads the reader to consider how this technique impacts the poem’s meaning. Shakespeare has modeled the poem’s external structure to coincide with his view that time is a destructive force whose wrath is unavoidable, and this is clear upon examining his use of a consistent rhyme scheme, his employment of trochees and spondees, and his adherence to the structure of three quatrains and a couplet....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Law Enforcement Officers Have Policy Regulations they Must Obey

- Law enforcement officers must adhere rigorously to the proper conduct of the legal aspects of policing, which consist of police officers complying with the Constitutional Amendments and the Bill of Rights. These rules and regulation are widely known as the legal aspects of policing. The legal aspect of policing involves everything from individual rights to legal procedures during a search warrant, arrest and interrogations. Individual rights are used by the Constitution of the United States to make sure that no government branch becomes more powerful than the other....   [tags: Law enforcement officers, police officers, regulat]

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Research on the Power of Authority

- Judgment The mental operations which we have thus far described find the culmination of their development in the process which we know reasoning. This does not mean that reasoning is a totally new form of physical activity, to which the others subordinate. It means that in the process of reasoning the full implication and significance of these other conscious processes come clearly to light, while in it, they reach their completed evolution. Moreover, it does not mean that reasoning is a form of process which appears only after the other processes which we have studied, have been developed (Angell, J.R....   [tags: orders, power, obey]

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Philosophy: John Locke, David Hume

- This is a philosophical question that has been proven ultimately difficult to answer. I believe it is as a result of the complexity of the consent theory. For a theory that places high emphasis on autonomy and freedom, the most obvious basis for legitimate political authority should be some form of voluntary, self-assumed obligation. However, some philosophers such as John Locke and Charles Beitz argue that tacit consent can ground obligation to obey the state’s law while others such as Hanna Pitkin and David Hume counter this argument with the opinion that tacit consent is not sufficient to ground political obligation....   [tags: political theory essay ]

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Analysis Of ' Shakespeare 's ' Polonius Isn 't Just A Babbling Idiot '

- Throughout act one, I found there to be many quotations that have deep philosophical meaning behind them, however, one stood out to me above all. When Laertes was about to leave for France, Polonius told him, "to thine self be true”- (I.iii.78). I find this to be quite profound, because it shows that Polonius isn’t just a babbling idiot, but a truly philosophical and intelligent, yet overlooked individual. Above all, I feel that this is amazing fatherly advice, and parents today should really focus on making this known to their children because it is something that many struggle with at some point in their lives....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet]

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All Legal Systems Recognize, Create, Vary, And Obligations

- “To Obey and To Be Obeyed” LiHui Li All legal systems recognize, create, vary and enforce obligations; this isn’t an accident. Obligations are central to the social role of law and explaining them is necessary to an understanding of law’s authority and, therefore, its nature; these also include a moral obligation to obey. As a matter of course, throughout the human history, the subjects of a state had obeyed the sovereign power. But how does one acquire such an obligation, and how many people have really done what is necessary to acquire it....   [tags: United States, Political philosophy]

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A Few Good Men, By Movie, Private Louden Downey And Lance Corporal Harold Dawson

- At a young age, children are taught to obey their parents and students are taught to obey their teachers. As a race, humans are naturally inclined to obey. Obedience is an attribute numerous people strive to achieve; however, the possibility of a negative outcome from blindly obeying orders is prominent in life and in the movie A Few Good Men. In the movie, Private Louden Downey and Lance Corporal Harold Dawson are charged with murder, conspiracy, and conduct unbecoming of a U.S Marine. These charges stem from the marines completing a “Code Red”—a punishment for misconduct or fallacy—on a fellow marine, which was issued by the greatest authority in their unit....   [tags: Stanford prison experiment, Milgram experiment]

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Comparing Plato 's ' Crito '

- There are multiple ways to interpret Plato’s Crito. Depending on the interpretation, there may arise an inconsistency. If it’s read as though Socrates and the Laws are two separate entities, there is no inconsistency. Once again the apparent inconsistency is either Socrates will disobey the court if they order him to stop practicing philosophy (29d) or Socrates believes that everyone (including Socrates) must follow the law/obey the court (50a-52e). Socrates cannot possibly believe both so there is either an inconsistency or the contradiction is just verbal....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Appeal, Philosophy]

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Baptism, Believer Or Infant?

- “You’re getting re-baptized. You were already baptized as a baby, I know because I have the picture!” My grandma said to me in confusion when I shared with her that I was going to get baptized in a few weeks at my church. “Grandma, this is different. This is my choice, this is my faith, my relationship with Jesus.” I told her trying to stay calm. “Well, whatever I don’t get it. Just let me know when it is and I’ll be there.” The topic of which type of baptism, believer or infant, gives the better understand of baptism itself has been discussed for quiet some time now....   [tags: Jesus, Baptism, Christianity, John the Baptist]

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Henry David Thoreau and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Justification of Defying Unjust Laws

- Henry David Thoreau and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Justification of Defying Unjust Laws In his famous essay, “Letter from Birmingham Jail,’’ Martin Luther King, Jr. cites conscience as a guide to obeying just laws and defying unjust laws. In the same way, Henry David Thoreau wrote in his famous essay, “Civil Disobedience,” that people should do what their conscience tells them and not obey unjust laws. The positions of the two writers are very close; they use a common theme of conscience, and they use a similar rhetorical appeal of ethos....   [tags: Compare Contrast, philosophy]

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The Contemporary Woman in 1703

- The Contemporary Woman in 1703 In the poem "To the Ladies," Lady Mary Chudleigh demonstrates affinity between wife and servant (1) through the use of a controlling metaphor. She describes a wife’s role by depicting it through ideas that are strongly associated with slavery. Chudleigh’s use of deigning diction, her description of the wife’s submissive actions, and her negative attitude towards the perceived future of a woman who gets married show the similarity among wife and servant (1). Chudleigh presents this poem as a warning to women who are not yet married, and as an offering of regret to those who are....   [tags: Papers]

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The At The Ladies By Mary Lady Chudleigh

- The Close Reading- To the Ladies by Mary Lady Chudleigh Lady Chudleighs’s “To the Ladies” exhibits a remorseful stance on the concept of joining holy matrimony. Chudleigh’s usage of metaphoric context and condescending tone discloses her negative attitude towards the roles of a wife once she is married. It is evident that Mary Chudleigh represents the speaker of the poem and her writing serves a purpose to warn single women not go get married and a regretful choice to women who are. In “To the Ladies”, Chudleigh uses allegory throughout her poem to make her point that getting married is like a contract of slavery....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Wedding, Husband]

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Questions On Ethics And Social Ethics

- Mybell Nashed ICPH 304: Ethics and social/ political philosophy Dr. Izady What are the sources of social Ethics. Are social ethics universal or local. Social ethics are moral principles that represent the shared experience of people and different cultures. It shows what is acceptable and what is not. Social ethics puts laws and rules in order to protect the person’s life. It collects all the different culture and put rules for those people in order for them to be able to live with each other safely in peace....   [tags: Culture, Justice, Morality, Ethics]

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The Principle Of Fair Play

- The notion of obedience is imperative to the notion of law, and legal obedience is accepted by virtue of its necessity in the definition of law. The discussion of moral obligation to obey the law, however, raises difficult questions met by various arguments. As one of the leaders of discussion, Rawls proposes that moral obligation to obey the law is upheld if the system of law is grounded in the principle of fair play. Rawls’s principle of fair play is essentially a just and united social scheme that yields benefits when most or all members cooperate....   [tags: Law, Justice, Citizenship, Political philosophy]

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The Legitimate Authority Theory

- Obedience is a form of social influence in which a person yields to explicit instructions or orders from an authority figure. Already at an early age we are taught to obey authority figures within our social groups through influences such as parents, teachers or even religious establishments. The Agency Theory (Milgram 1963) supports the idea that a person will obey the Authority figure and work as an agent for this authority figure under the implied possibility of there being no consequences to their actions as either the authority figure will take on no liability or said authority figure has justified these action therefore they are acceptable....   [tags: social influence, authority, authority figure]

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Seeking the Perfect Relationship Between the Citizen and the State

- Throughout the centuries, the quest for the perfect and balanced relationship between the citizen and the state has been the focus of philosophers and thinkers. Driven by the human need to secure the natural rights of the individual and the necessity to safeguard the social and political institution known as the state, those men of thought differed among themselves in approach as well as in theories. Their thoughts diverged substantially as to rest on totally opposite if not contradictory sides....   [tags: Democracy, Philosophers, Government]

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Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem by Erich Fromm

- Necessary Rebellion Erich Fromm is a psychoanalyst and sociologist who wrote many books and journals over the years. Fromm closely studied other psychologists such as Freud and Marx, and he published analytical works on both many other theories. In his essay, “Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem,” Fromm explains that as humans we start out with disobedience, and make it into something horrible—something for which we must repent, feel sorry for, and act as if we won’t do it again (621)....   [tags: adam and eve, disobedience]

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Normality and Coercion: Plato, Aristotle, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, and Rawls

- Using Hobbes theory of the Leviathan replacing the ‘state of nature’, what is his conception of normativity and coercion. Discuss three writers from different disciplines who change and update these conceptions and the relationship between normativity and coercion. The 17th Century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes is now widely regarded as one of a handful of truly great political philosophers, whose masterwork Leviathan rivals in significance the political writings of Plato, Aristotle, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, and Rawls....   [tags: philosophy, leviathan, law, morality]

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An Analysis Of Sophocles ' Antigone And Plato 's Apology

- The truth on political thought is rooted primarily from the rules of the law. Western European image of justice and order can agree that the importance of natural equality gives the law something to adhere to. Thus creates this inconsistency, that civil disobedience is not justified because of society’s accentuation on law and order. The understanding of law and civil disobedience illustrates itself in both readings of Sophocles ' Antigone and Plato 's Apology which suggests that they give both similar views with the existing idea of different higher authority in mind....   [tags: Law, Plato, Justice, Apology]

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The United States Armed Forces Oath Of Enlistment

- “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.” – United States Armed Forces Oath of Enlistment Every man and woman to enlist in the Marine Corps has taken an Oath of Enlistment to orally solidify their allegiance to our country....   [tags: American Revolutionary War, Continental Army]

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The Role of Power in Obedience

- To Obey or Disobey: The Role of Power in Obedience People’s decision to obey or disobey the law is based on how much power (in its various forms) they perceive the law to have behind it. The power of coercion is one maintained by every government in human history: the power to punish. The power of legitimacy is a much more subtle power: the power to appear as an authority and let others presume that you know best. While enforcing law, authorities will exercise both these powers. Both powers underscore government and society’s ability to control us and to get us to obey....   [tags: Political Science Law Politics]

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Light Intensity of Incoherent Lights

- Abstract: To investigate whether light intensity of incoherent lights varies inversely with the square of the distance holds true in real-life situations and under laboratory conditions. Techniques utilised in the experiment included measuring the distance from the light source to the light sensor, recording the light intensity of a light source and recording observations with accuracy. The light from the light source that passes through the cardboard cylinder tube changes as the distance from the light sensor increases....   [tags: Experiment Analysis]

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Political Philosophy And Political Obligation

- Political Philosophy and Political Obligation The author states his thesis as “the central, or most fundamental, question of political philosophy is the question of political obligation”. The question of political obligation has always been the center of discussion. Why would anyone consent to be governed by the state. This question has been supported with the centrality thesis. This question can not be ignored since it has to do with the everyday lives of human beings. However, modern political philosophers have not dealt with supporting arguments towards the thesis....   [tags: Political philosophy, Philosophy, Law]

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The Slavery Of African Slaves

- African American slaves were treated in the worst way that no one can think of. Slaves were not treated like human beings, but they were treated like animals by other human beings. Slaves were treated like this by their white owners because whites think that they are superior to slaves in every way possible. Slaves lives were worse than poor whites, they were given the absolute minimum food to survive, they were given one pair of clothes every year, the very worst health care out there in the 1800s era, and they lived in cheaply made cabins....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery, Preacher]

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Obedience or Rebellion?

- During my childhood, often times whenever I got into trouble I would try to shift the blame to one of my siblings by saying, “But they told me to do it...” and my mother would always reply, “If he told you jump off a bridge would you?” Of course I wouldn’t have; but she was proving her point, which was I had the free will to choose whether I wanted to obey to my sibling or not. I choose to obey and now would have to be held accountable for my actions. Depending on the situation, sometimes we need to obey; however, sometimes we need to rebel....   [tags: A&P, Myth of Metamorphoses]

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Antigone : A Play Written By Sophocles And The Apology And Crito

- Antigone is a play written by Sophocles and The Apology and Crito are two works written by Plato. Both these works bring up the notions and the relation between politics and justice. The Cambridge Dictionary defines politics “as the activities of the government, members of law-making organizations, or people who try to influence the way a country is governed, and the study of the ways in which a country is governed” (“Politics”). Justice can be defined as what is right, what can procur us the best outcome....   [tags: Law, Plato, Political philosophy, Ethics]

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The Severity Of Slavery Evolved And Developed Rapidly After Its Introduction

- The severity of slavery evolved and developed rapidly after its introduction to America. Jupiter Hammon was a free man of color who wrote his essay, An Address to the Negroes in the State of New York, in 1787. At this time, the Constitution had just been signed and Hammon wrote based on a peaceful mindset related to the writing of the Constitution. David Walker, however, wrote his essay, Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World, in 1831. At this time, slavery was just beginning to expand across the nation and Walker wrote his article with this new inspiration in mind....   [tags: Slavery, Black people, African American]

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The Legitimate Authority of a Despot in the UK

- I will advance the thesis, if an enlightened despot seized power in the UK, and governed it justly, then the despot would have legitimate authority. By saying the despot’s authority would be legitimate, I mean that, even though the despot abruptly seized power without the explicit consent of the citizens, which would then result in a loss of autonomy and negative liberty, the authority is governing the society justly, so a small amount of their rights must be sacrificed for a better society....   [tags: political authority, rule, autonomy]

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Why The United States Is Destroying Its Education System

- Education has been a hot topic in every political campaign, top news headline, and teacher’s first thought when they head to their classroom to teach America’s future. The education system is the most vulnerable aspect of a nation. It is the building block for creating successful individuals who dare to dream of changing the world and have the power of doing things people only dream of. A country is only as strong as the weakest link and for America it’s the uneducated. For as long as anyone can remember there has been one thing that the majority of the news headlines, workers strikes, and state questions have revolved around, education reform....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, History of education]

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I Search Form Wiki And Memory And Learning Methods

- I search form WIKI and know some thing from video, In 1961, some people living in New Haven, Connecticut, may have an impression of an advertisement in a local newspaper: "Seeking volunteers to come to Yale for research on memory and learning methods. The 20-55-year-old healthy adult male can enroll for $ 4 per hour plus transportation costs, with 15 local workers, 16 shopkeepers or businessmen, and nine in-school specialists with their different purposes, as candidates, that is, the psychological experiment subjects....   [tags: Stanford prison experiment, Milgram experiment]

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Christians Were Dead Before Salvation ( V.1 )

- Christians were dead prior to salvation (v.1). Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. Και υμάς όντας νεκρούς τοις παραπτωμασιν και ταις αμαρτίαις υμών. The verse starts off with the word once, telling the reader that this happened prior to an event or to their current situation. This is telling the readers of the life they were living before they believed the gospel and received salvation. Paul tells his readers that they “experienced a living death” shown through the “vicious way of life” they lived before salvation (Thielman 122)....   [tags: New Testament, Christian terms, Christianity]

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Stanley Milgram Set of Reading on Obedience

- Why so many people obey when they feel coerced. Social psychologist Stanley Milgram made an experiment to find the effect of authority on obedience. He concluded that people obey either out of fear or out of a desire to cooperate with the authority, even when acting against their own better judgment and desires. Milgram’s experiment illustrates that people's reluctance to confront those who abuse power. The point of the experiment was to see how far a person will proceed in a concrete and measurable situation in which he is ordered to inflict increasing pain on a protesting victim, at what point will the subject refuse to obey the experimenter....   [tags: social psychology]

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Sexism And The Social Structure Of Society

- This paper explores how sexism can influence people’s life, where we perceive sexism, and the resulting issues. It will also show how sexism is utilized within the social structure of society. Because of gender map, also known as gender socialization, we are pushed into different paths in life. Individuals and groups that influence people’s orientation to life are called agents of socialization. Parents, peers, and mass media are the three major agents that push people in believing how they should be or act in a certain way....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, Man]

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The Consistency Of Three Socrates ' Accounts

- Consistency of three Socrates ' accounts in relationship with the laws Socrates’s disobedience of the order to arrest Leon of Salamis and his claim that he would not obey the court order to terminate his practice of philosophy in the Apology might seem to be inconsistent with his other statement in the Crito where he refused to escape from prison because of his moral commitment to the laws of Athens. This paper, argues that this is not a case of contradiction by illustrating that the first two cases share the same account of moral commitment as the last one....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Trial of Socrates, Crito]

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Advice to Youth and Mark Twain

- Mark Twain, known at the time to be a humorous author, wrote a speech on ‘Advice to Youth.’ Twain gives several pieces of advice all with a twist of honesty attached. The way this speech was written suggest that it would have been delivered at a graduation ceremony. Perhaps Twain was asked to speak at a college graduation ceremony and was going to deliver this speech. It is the perfect speech to relate to youth. Twain’s advice begins with “always obey your parents…” (Norton, 550) which is sound advice....   [tags: Author, Biography, Speech]

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The Faith Of Abraham And Sarah

- This scripture is an incredible story illustrating the faith that Abraham had in his God. God had made promises over a period of time that Abraham and Sarah would have a son even though Sarah’s child bearing age was past and there would be descendants more than the stars in the sky and more than the sand on the shore. Even though it was hard to believe, Abraham trusted God that His word would come to pass. What horror it must have been for Abraham when God asked him to offer up this boy as a burnt offering....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christianity, Abraham]

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Stanley Milgram 's Obedience And Authority

- In 1961, Stanley Milgram wanted to study obedience to authority. He wanted to examine to what extent people would go to obey an authority figure, and how far they would go, even if it meant harming another person. Milgram believed that in any persuasive situation, people would abandon their morals and commit wicked actions if they were ordered to. Milgram posted an ad in the newspaper saying he would pay them if they joined his experiment. He said that his experiment was going to test memory. His experiment consisted of three people; the experimenter, the teacher, and the learner....   [tags: Stanford prison experiment, Milgram experiment]

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Taming Of The Shrew Essay

- Many of Shakespeare’s work show how the treatment of women in their time was unfair. In the classic play written by William Shakespeare “The Taming of the Shrew” it is no different. The topic of the unfair treatment of women starts with two of the main female characters Kate and Bianca Minola the daughters to the man named Baptista Minola. The two main female characters have very dynamic personalities, for example Kate is a tight, open, uncaring, rude, and insensitive person, but as the story progressed Kate started changing become more of a wife obeying, and incentive....   [tags: English literature, Shakespeare]

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Social Roles And Social Norms

- Intro A real world example of how social norms and social roles shape people’s behaviour is that of the African genocide in Rwanda that left thousands dead on the account of obedience. The genocide in Rwanda could is comparable to the atrocities in the holocaust of Nazi Germany that compelled Milgram to conduct an experiment on obedience to authority (Milgram, 1963). Social roles and social norms basically give an explanation of how people’s behaviour is greatly influenced. The essay gives an account of Milgram’s experiment on obedience to authority....   [tags: Social psychology, Sociology, Psychology]

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Power, Charismatic And Charismatic Authority

- Authority is the idea of power that is seen as legitimate. Power is the ability to effect the behaviour of others whilst authority then warrants that person to impact their actions without consequence. There are believed to be two different senses in which authority can be interpreted. First of all as normative terminology, political thinkers use it to refers to the ‘right to rule’ and that there is legitimacy in what we should obey moreover what we do obey. Political scientists like to treat authority as a more descriptive concept....   [tags: Democracy, Political philosophy, John Stuart Mill]

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The Obligations Of A Citizen

- In any community, citizens are expected to obey the laws, but what about laws that seem to benefit only one group of people. Citizens assume they must follow all the rules others have set for them, believing that it is their responsibility to obey the law or be faced with consequences. People are told that laws are made to protect them, but very often those laws have been known to benefit some and harm others. Unfair legal and societal practices make people question the obligations they have to their government, making it difficult to understand why citizens should follow certain rules if they are not made in the best interest of everyone....   [tags: Law, Plato, Martin Luther King, Jr.]

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Personal Statement : Spiritual Discipline

- I recently came across a very interesting topic that impacted my life greatly, and that topic was spiritual discipline. There are many forms of spiritual discipline that we as Christian encounter each day. Spiritual discipline is an aid that helps us be more like Jesus. It trains us to hear His voice and obey Him. Spiritual discipline is not obeying the laws and commandments, it is talking with God and showing the internal change that He put in us on the outside. Spiritual discipline puts us in a position where we go before Him and he transforms us and makes us new....   [tags: Prayer, Spirituality, Meditation]

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The Between Authority And Obedience

- The Power of Authority The relation between authority and obedience has been a topic of questioning for a number of years. Psychological studies such as the Milgram Experiment and Stanford Prison experiment have found a strong connection between authority and obedience, indicating an individual’s likelihood to obey heightens when their sense of morality and rationality is confronted by a figure of authority. The controversial Milgram experiment demonstrated how an individual can easily be influenced to partake in amoral behaviour when instructed my an authoritative figure....   [tags: Stanford prison experiment, Milgram experiment]

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Force, Right, and Freedom in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Philosophy

- In the Social Contract Rousseau discusses the best way to run a state and uses philosophical arguments to argue his case. He also uses the ideas of force, right and freedom to support his argument. He feels we require a civil state, as opposed to living in the state of nature, as ‘it substitutes justice for instinct….and gives his actions a moral quality’ and describes the civil state as having ‘transformed him from a stupid, limited animal into an intelligent being and a man’ (Unit, p109)....   [tags: Jean-Jacques Rousseau]

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The Women in Othello

- The women in Othello are synonymous with Venetian societal standards. Only three women are characters in Othello: Desdemona, Emilia and Bianca but the roles these women play give the reader an idea of how women were portrayed, not only in Shakespeare's Othello but in society in general. Women were viewed merely as possessions. After the Duke allows Desdemona to accompany Othello to Cyprus, Othello says 'To my conveyance I assign my wife' (I.3.283), this statement implies that Desdemona and a possession to be transported and guarded....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Opheli A Patriarchal Society

- Ophelia has limited opportunities as a woman in a patriarchal society and this is what separates her from Hamlet, who has the freedom to change his own fate. Ophelia needs to be obedient and is not allowed to express herself and her true feelings. What happens in her life is determined by the whims of the men who control her. She is obedient to her father and brother and also to the king, and although she tries to do what is right, she is often pulled along by these men. Unlike Hamlet, who can act according to his own will and speak his mind as he wants, Ophelia must find an alternative to express herself....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Gertrude, Virginity]

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A Few Good Men

- Obedience is a widely debated topic today with many different standpoints from various brilliant psychologists. Studying obedience is still important today to attempt to understand why atrocities like the Holocaust or the My Lai Massacre happened so society can learn from them and not repeat history. There are many factors that contribute to obedience including situation and authority. The film A Few Good Men, through a military court case, shows how anyone can fall under the influence of authority and become completely obedient to conform to the roles that they have been assigned....   [tags: Milgram experiment, Stanford prison experiment]

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Confucianism and the Inferior Role of Women

- Korea adopted Confucianism as the guiding principle for reform with the founding of the Chosôn Dynasty in 1392. For women in Korean society, this meant virtual doom. The Chosôn period is considered to be the dark age for women's culture and women in general. The philosophy of Confucianism considered the relationship between man and woman to be the root of all human relations. The union between man and woman is regarded to be the foundation of human morality. In Confucianism, there is a hierarchical order between man and woman that is cosmologically sanctioned....   [tags: Korea, Confucianism]

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A Citizen By The Social Contract

- When a citizen abides by the social contract, they initially agree to enter and be a participant of a civil society. The contract essentially binds people into a community that exists for mutual preservation. When a person wants to be a member of civil society, they sacrifice the physical freedom of being able to do whatever they please, but they gain the civil freedom of being able to think and act rationally and morally. Citizens have what is called prima facie obligation to obey the laws of a relatively just state....   [tags: Law, Property, Civil and political rights]

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God 's Life After Death

- Based on the text from the different quotes, they all talking about the one God. I would say that all religions are the same thing. The salvation may not be in every region. We human pray to God or obey his law to gain salvation. All the region were not teaching the same things or doctrine. For example, Christianity claim that, we are born sinful through the Adam and Eve. The Christ, son of God have died for the sake of our sin, that whosoever believed in him will be save. Islam claim that we are born without sin, if we obey Allah we will go to heaven....   [tags: Islam, Religion, God, Abraham]

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Law And The Law : Law System And It 's Holder Meet Certain Requirements

- It has become fairly commonly agreed that the law is best obeyed, ask your neighbor, your parents, your teachers, your colleagues, or a stranger on the street and there is a good chance that they will tell you the law should be respected. However, the very fact that we even have jails and prisons means that this is not a universally agreed upon opinion, at least not in practice. But surely the laws in place are there for the better of our people. So why would anyone disobey. Surely they are just selfish and raised incorrectly....   [tags: Law, Political philosophy, LAW, John Locke]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello And Tennessee William 's A Streetcar Named Desire

- Both William Shakespeare 's Othello and Tennessee William 's A Streetcar Named Desire are both theatre productions. Othello was written in 1603 and contains themes of betrayal and loyalty, whilst Streetcar was written in 1947 and both contain themes of social standing. Streetcar was intended to be received by an educated adult audience, whereas Othello was intended to be watched by a mixture of educated and uneducated adults. Both pieces possess a serious narrative tone, and were intended to entertain an audience whilst presenting the author 's themes and ideas....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Desdemona, 17th century]

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Melville shows anger at Christianity through biblical allusions in Moby Dick

- Near the beginning of Moby Dick, Father Mapple reminds Pequod sailors of the biblical prophet Jonah and his unique encounter with a whale. The whale, known as a Leviathan in the Bible, swallows Jonah because Jonah refuses to obey God's command to preach to a wicked group of people. Father Mapple in his sermon says, "If we obey God, we must disobey ourselves; and it is in this disobeying ourselves, wherein the hardness of obeying God consists" (47). Once Jonah admits his sinfulness and follows his maker, the whale frees Jonah....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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How I Violated the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Integrity

- Violating the UCMJ & Integrity The UCMJ was passed by Congress on 5 May 1950, signed into law by President Harry S. Truman, and became effective on 31 May 1951(Wikipedia,2014). The Uniform Code of Military Justice is a compilation of multiple Articles that govern the armed military services across a multitude of objects. It lists the rights and wrongs of each individual within the armed services, and provides guidance on issues and conflicts within the armed services. Specifically, the Uniform Code of Military Justice touches heavily upon violations of specific articles and the repercussions that happen with the types of conduct violating the articles....   [tags: army, values, conduct]

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Obedience to Authority as Showcases in A Few Good Men

- Obedience may be a simple word, yet it has a powerful impact on the daily lives of millions. Obedience is simply when one follows the orders or directions of another figure, presumably in an authoritative position. This is something nearly everyone bows to everyday without even realizing it - and it can drastically change our lives as we know it. Obedience is, for example, how the holocaust happened. The Germans were ordinary people turned into murderers because they followed the orders of one man - their dictator, Adolf Hitler....   [tags: commands, morals, Milgram]

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The Civil War : The Conservative Basis Of Radical Reconstruction

- The Civil War left many broken families in its wake, but it also left a fractured country that needed to be pieced back together. Both sides sustained great loss, not just the loss of family, but also loss of stability, wealth, and natural resources. It was inevitable that there would be hurt and embittered people on both sides. It was in this climate that Congress had to take the defeated Southern States and weld them back into the Union. Many things had to be taken into consideration. The Southern States would have to follow the Constitution and remain secure permanently....   [tags: Southern United States, American Civil War]

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Marriage Customs Were An Important Features Of Elizabethan Family Life

- Marriage customs were an important feature of Elizabethan family life. Elizabethan women were expected to marry to increase the wealth and position of the family and then to produce children - preferably male heirs. About 25% of all English brides were pregnant on their wedding day. Elizabethan women were expected to bring a dowry to the marriage. A dowry was an amount of money, goods, and property. Elizabethan women were supposed to be dependent of their male relative throughout their entire life....   [tags: Marriage, Family, A Midsummer Night's Dream]

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