Authority Essays

  • The Authority of Man

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    Man has authority over every other species on earth. What is authority and what is it made up of? Lonergan answers this in his piece, “Dialectic of Authority.” His analysis of power includes its definition and its requirements. He explains how it comes about and the efforts people must go through to achieve it, both in a community and as individuals. He also ties it to the transcendental precepts. According to Lonergan, authority can be defined as “legitimate power.” The definitions and attributes

  • Understanding Authority

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    understand this paper we are first going to need to take a look at the word authority. Authority means “the power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues or disputes; jurisdiction; the right to control, command, or determine.” ("authority.") This authority can come from a teacher, pastor, principle or anyone else that has the ability to control or command someone or something. The Biblical definition, states that authority is “the legal and/or moral right to exercise power, or power that is

  • Power, Authority, and Conflict

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    1) Power is a difficult concept to identify; it has been defined in several ways by many scholars. Hinings et al. (1967) state that power is analogous to bureaucracy, while Bierstedt (1950) and Blau (1964) state that it is purely coercion (Stojkovic et al, 2008). Moreover, Hall and Tolbert (2005) identify that there are five types of power, reward, coercive, legitimate, referent, and expert (Stojkovic et al, 2008). According to studies these five types of power are important and needed in a criminal

  • The Issue Of Authority And Res

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    The issue of authority and respect has been and will be an ongoing issue between youngsters and their elderly. In the story Red Dress by Alice Munro and the movie Rebel without a Cause by Nicholas Ray the issue of authority and respect comes up many times through the character actions. Authority and respect is directly linked to one another. It is very hard to obey supremacy if you have no respect for authority. In both the works we have studied, all the characters have trouble dealing with the issues

  • Power And Authority In The Crucible

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    something in a particular way, especially as a quality; Authority is having the right or power to give out orders, act a certain way, and enforce obedience. Power and authority is a big part of the world has a big influence on various subjects worldwide: literature, workplaces, and families. Both power and authority essentially play throughout the literature in various ways. For instance, in the story called The Crucible, shows the power and authority being used by those who benefited themselves and others

  • Divine Authority In Antigone

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    supposed to get called the theme. A stories theme can be anything from a will to survive to a quest for power.In Sophocles' "Antigone" he revealed through conflict, characters, and setting that the central theme is that divine authority is more powerful than human authority. The main conflict in the story Antigone is between the king of Thebes, also the antagonist, Creon and Antigone the Protagonist. When Antigone's brother dies in war Creon does not want to bury him, But Antigone feels its her brothers

  • California Youth Authority

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    The California Youth Authority or the CYA as it is more commonly known, is an institution which provides a range of education, treatment, and training services for youthful offenders committed by courts. This system has been plagued by multitudes of problems for many years that need to be fixed. “The California Youth Authority is responsible for the protection of society form the criminal and delinquent behavior of young people(Hill, Legislative Analyst).” This is reached mainly through custodial

  • Authority in Lisa Cahill’s “Homosexuality"

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    Authority in Lisa Cahill’s “Homosexuality The most difficult part of any modern theological debate is choosing the authority. With the variety of Christian denominations, individual thinkers, and outside influences, and it is often difficult to reach a general agreement. In her essay, “Homosexuality: A Case Study in Moral Argument,” Catholic theologian Lisa Cahill examines four major authorities and different ways to determine how they work together to produce a cohesive Christian ethic.

  • Authority In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    Power Trip: The Abuse of Authority in Two Shakespeare Plays Throughout time, in fiction and in reality, authority figures have used their power to undermine their subjects and anyone caught in the wake of it. In Shakespeare’s plays A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Winter’s Tale, this abuse of power is the main source for the tension found throughout both plays. It is present when entitled men with titles decide to get what they want, regardless of who it can harm or how. While some of the men are

  • Achilles Respect for Authority in The Iliad

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    Achilles Respect for Authority in The Iliad Respect for authority plays an important role in The Iliad. Achilles is a major character in it whose views on authority change throughout the book. In Book One, he seems to have no respect for King Agamemnon. Achilles questions his judgment as well as rebelling against his authority. This is shown best when Achilles says, "What a worthless, burnt-out coward I'd be called if I would submit to you and all your orders." (Pg. 87 line 43-45). This

  • Analysis Of The Abandonment Of Teacher Authority

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    1 Introduction “Everywhere and at all levels social life offers us the daily spectacle of authority fulfilling its primary function – of man leading man on, of the ascendancy of a settled will which summons and orients uncertain wills” (Jouvenel, 1957, p.30). As Plato remarked, authority stems from a man’s ability to direct members of society to the ultimate good (VanderStaay et al., 2009). Authority, in this regard, is thus crucial to achieve the common good in any society, including the academic

  • Political Legitimacy And Political Authority

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    in its truest sense, does not exist. There is no political authority currently existing where every person contributes an equal amount to the decision-making process of the authority’s directives. The election of officials and representatives by the populace does not, in itself, automatically result in the most democratic and widely accepted directives being enacted. However, this does not decrease the political power of the authorities, nor does it limit their practical power over their jurisdictions

  • Second Temple Authority Structure

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    Authority, borrowed or earned, is a currency of influence, the power to provoke cognitive shifts or physical action. Darrow, the I in Pierce Brown’s dystopian tale of stratified culture and revolt, recognizes he borrows authority from Mustang, the leader of House Minerva, but in this recognition comes his submission. To borrow authority from another person is to submit to that person’s authority; consequently, stray from borrowed authority, and authorization no longer exists. This model, called a

  • Exercise of Authority in Measure for Measure

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    At the outset, we find the Duke transferring his power and authority to Angelo. He lends to Angelo his own terror and dresses Angelo with his love, “giving his deputation all the organs of his own power”. He says that from now on “mortality and mercy” in Vienna would live in Angelo’s tongue and heart. The Duke motive in appointing Angelo to function in his stead is, as he tells Friar Thomas, to rid the country of the evils which have taken strong roots and which, he thinks, he himself cannot eradicate

  • Authority In Lord Of The Flies Essay

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    The definition of authoritarian is to have complete power and control over the will of others. Many authors incorporate an authority to influence other characters decisions demonstrated in Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. The evolution of Jack’s need to be authoritarian explains why people become violent. Jack displays need to be in control through his belief that he is superior, his envy and aggression. Jack demonstrates his need to have power over the boys by volunteering himself to be

  • The Search for True Moral Authority

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    its rigidity, it still does not truly train people to be wise and just. In The Republic, it is also apparent that Socrates is giving his own idea of what real education is as opposed to the Spartan and Athenian ideals: Learning under a true moral authority. In The Peloponnesian War, the two regimes are described as opposites: severity versus freedom. The Spartans believe that the best political education, that which rears the most superior of men, consists of being educated with "too little learning

  • Delegating Authority in a Large Organization

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    Delegating Authority in a Large Organization Management 330 Delegating authority in any large organization is required to keep a steady workflow within the organization. Delegation is the process of distributing the workload in a top-down flow within an organization. Managers have a responsibility to delegate for the benefit of themselves and their subordinates but should not abuse the power of delegation by using it to make others take responsibility for their mistakes. Delegation allows

  • Abner Snopes: Cold Authority

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    In “Barn Burning,” Abner is described as stiff, wolf-like, and without heat because of his coldness and bitterness toward society in which he was part of during the time of the War Between the States. The main character is Abner Snopes who sharecrops to make a living for his family; in his story, Faulkner describes a typical relationship between wealthy people and poor people during that particular time. When described as stiff, we see Abner’s abruptness and coldness towards his family as well as

  • Conflict with Authority in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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    Conflict with Authority in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Throughout A Midsummer Night’s Dream the theme of conflict with authority is apparent and is the cause of the problems that befall the characters. It also is used to set the mood of the play. The passage below spoken by Theseus in the opening of the play clearly states this theme. Be advised fair maid. To you your father should be as god- One that composed your beauties, yea, and one To whom you are but as a form in wax By him imprinted

  • Power and Authority Shape Spoken Language

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    Authority is ‘the power to require and receive submission (The Pocket English Dictionary); authority is used in many conversations every day and without authority power could not be exerted easily. Power, meaning ‘a position of control, authority or influence over others’ (The Pocket English Dictionary) and is usually used to gain control or influence. As well as everyday situations in many transcripts power and authority are shown by demonstrating different techniques, therefore I will scrutinise