Fairness Essays

  • Fairness In The Workplace

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    Fairness In the Workplace American society is slowly, but surely, moving towards equality in the workplace. In the past decade laws have been passed that prohibit discrimination in hiring, retaining and promoting employees based on race, gender, disability and religious beliefs. Although not all groups have been included yet, the movement towards a more just workplace is evident. Nowadays, almost every single employer will have the sign 'Equal Opportunity Employer' under the name of the company

  • Fairness of the SAT

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    The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) was created to test college-bound students on their mathematical and verbal aptitudes and to thus predict their ability to succeed academically in college. In the United States, the SAT is the oldest and most widely used college entrance test. It was first administered in June 1926 to only 8,040 high school students and is now taken by over 2 million students. Over the years, the SAT has become one of the most important tests of a teenager's life for admission to

  • Rawls Justice Is Fairness

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    Phil.104 Word Count: Take Home Exam # 1: Essay-2 John Rawls never claimed to know the only way to start a society, but he did suggest a very sound and fair way to do so. He based his just scenario on two principles of justice. His first principle of justice was that everyone should have the same rights as others. His following policy decision was that in the event of any inequalities, they should be to the benefit to everybody, and available to all people in the society. This original Rawl’s approach

  • Fairness Doctrine

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    issues while CNN takes a more liberal perspective on the same issues. Much of the influence that the media could have on people, especially during elections, was a cause of alarm for many people. This led to the creation of the Fairness Doctrine in 1949. Before the Fairness Doctrine, there had been numerous attempts at trying to prevent biases or influences from making their way through the media. First of all, the Communications Act of 1934 asked for television stations to provide “equal opportunities”

  • The Fairness Doctrine

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    The United States Federal Communications Commission, also known as the FCC, introduced the Fairness Doctrine to make broadcasters report controversial issues of public importance in a manner that was equally balanced, honest, and fair. Broadcasting companies were required to provide a certain amount of airtime reporting accurate and fair information both for and against public issues. Broadcasters were not required to provide equal time for opposing views, but were required to present opposing viewpoints

  • Should Fairness Doctrine Be Reinstated

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    Should the fairness doctrine be reinstated? What is the fairness doctrine some might ask? The fairness was a United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) introduced in 1949 that required television and radio broadcasters to present contrasting viewpoints on controversial issues of public importance. Contrasting points were to be introduced in what was viewed as—honest, equitable, and balanced and its main point was to ensure that viewers were exposed to a diversity of viewpoints. It was

  • Justice As Fairness: Political Not Metaphysical Analysis

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    In a journal article titled “Justice as Fairness: Political not Metaphysical” written by John Rawls, Rawls discusses the concept of “justice as fairness.” Rawls argues that “justice as fairness is intended as a political conception of justice” (Rawls 1985, 224). However, Rawls notes that while justice as fairness is a moral conception, in this context, justice as fairness is framed to apply the “basic structure of modern constitutional democracy” including society’s “main political, social and economic

  • Merchant of Venice Essay: The Importance of the Law

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    Equity, in the legal sense, is "justice according to principles of fairness and not strictly according to formulated law" (Gilbert 103).  This definition, while easily understandable, presents us with a problematic - even dangerous - structure of opposition.  Law and fairness are set at extreme ends of some continuum of justice, and are exclusive.  The definition implies that one can have justice according to "fairness," or justice according to "formulated law."  Yet if law is not inherently

  • The People vs. Orestes

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    of fairness because Orestes was motivated by Apollo, enraged by the murder of his father, and aggrieved by the vicious cycle of antisocial behavior that was running rampant in his family. Often, jurists, counselors, judges, politicians, and citizens alike are called upon to distinguish the difference (and subsequently choose) between the interests of fairness and justice. While Athena's decision might not have carried out the value of justice, it upheld the advantages of reasonable fairness. The

  • John Rawls and the Social Contract

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    of civil authority or the form that it should take, Professor Rawls is more interested in the principles that actuate basic social institutions —he presupposes authority and instead focuses on its animation. In short, Rawls argues that “justice as fairness” should be that basic animating principle. Imagine that rational actor X has been charged with the responsibility of developing the guiding principles for a totaly new type of social contract for today’s society. Is there a way for actor X to

  • Jem in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mocking Bird

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    result of his trying to understand the controversial issue. Later on, he starts to become more aware of how people act, and that their views are much different from his own. Justice, by definition, means fairness. In the case of Tom Robinson, whom Jem's father (Atticus) is defending, fairness is a boon that is not to be granted. Jem is devastated after realizing that justice does not always prevail. After Jem sees Tom be destroyed completely inequitably, he begins to question the ways of humanity

  • Helen Robinson´s point of View in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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    of my dear husband, Tom, it has failed miserably. Justice, although bittersweet, is the pie that society has been given the duty to serve. The once-solid pillars of fairness and humanity upon which our society was built are crumbling. The trials and tribulations of Tom Robinson have not only led me to lose faith in justice, fairness and humanity but removed my veil of ignorance and shown me the ignorant “whites” have the power to kill even the sweetest of mockingbirds. These injustices have begun

  • Ethics for the 21st Century

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    moral standards for the twenty-first century in his essay " Universal Human Values: Finding an Ethical Common Ground." I agree with his list of standards: love, truthfulness, fairness, freedom, unity, tolerance, responsibility and above all respect for life. The first three of these needs, "love, truthfulness and fairness," are basic human values many of us are brought up with. So important are these lessons in childhood that the drive to carry them out is a natural instinct for most adults. L

  • Sonnet Analysis - Fair Is My Love, by Edmund Spenser

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    This sonnet is an anti-love poem that ironically shows how the fairness of a lady is contingent upon nature's blessings and her external manifestations.  The Spenserian style brings unity to this sonnet, in that it's theme and rhyme is interwoven throughout, but the focus of her "fairness" is divided into an octave and a sestet.  The first eight lines praise her physical features (hair, cheeks, smile), while the last six lines praise her internal features (words, spirit, heart).  This sonnet intentionally

  • What is Justice?

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    common word in every definition, that being “fair”. 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 spiffy 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 not fair, but I won’t because frankly, we’ve all

  • Black is Beautiful in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Astrophil and Stella

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    more pronounced and sullied, and her eroticized associations with the foreignness of the New World grew more explicit through conceits of colonization. However, the evolving dichotomy between fairness and darkness was not quite so revolutionary; in fact, Sidney and Shakespeare lauded the virtues of fairness with the same degree of passion as their predecessors, albeit in a cloaked form. To counter their mistresses' exterior darkness, the poets locate an interior lightness that radiates beyond the

  • In act four of The Crucible, Arthur miller shows the varying views of

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    Danforth does not seem very fair in making judgements, as he believes he is honest and scrupulous whereas he is a strong believer of theocracy and his view of justice is warped. Another of the writer’s concerns is how a society ensures justice and fairness when it believes that its fundamental beliefs are under attack. John Proctor is at first one of the only characters in Salem who sees the injustices of the court. Due to his ethical and moral beliefs, he believes that by the end, the right

  • Christianity And The Just War Theory

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    Does the Just War Theory provide sufficient moral justification for Christians’ involvement in war? The Just War Theory is a set of criteria that are used to judge whether a war is morally justifiable. It was St Augustine in the third century that formulated the Just War theory, and was formalised 10 centuries later by Thomas Aquinas. There are seven criteria by which a war can be judged to be just. Among the rules are Just Cause – there must be a very good reason for going to war, such as protecting

  • Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime And Punishment

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    the punishment is adequately served when the criminal is truly reformed. A wrong-doer must be brought to justice. This statement is the founding belief of every legal system ever created, but does justice necessarily mean punishment? Justice is fairness in the way people are treated. Punishment is the penalty for doing something wrong. Using these definitions of the words justice and punishment, then Machiavelli's model of an eye for an eye seems to make sense. In order to justify a murder then

  • Trustworthiness: The Six Pillars Of Character Education

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    What is Character Education? When discussing character, we need to first look at the six pillars of character. The first pillar is Trustworthiness. On the website Charactercounts.org, trustworthiness is written in blue to correspond to “true blue.” To obtain the first pillar you need to be honest, don’t cheat or steal. You need to true to your self and do what is right. The second pillar is Respect, written in gold for the “golden rule.” To obtain respect, you need to be respectful