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  • Calvin’s Geneva: Church & World in Ordered Tasks

    Calvin’s Geneva: Church & World in Ordered Tasks

    1) The terms of the question The political conception of J. Calvin has been subjected to a wide range of interpretations so that a " communis opinio" appears nowadays very difficult to be reached. Particularly the contribution of Calvin's theology to the birth of democracy and liberty has been until now one of the most debated and discussed. It is well known that the most famous and influential version of the thesis associating Protestantism and

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    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Mike
  • Camparison of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle

    Camparison of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle

    Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, all Greek philosophers, had relatively the same beliefs about man's relation to the State. Although Plato's political theory of the State was more rational than Socrates or Aristotle's, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle all believed that man was not self-sufficient; they believed man would be most happy living in a State and that all men wanted to live the “truly good life” where they could be in tune with the truth and

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    Submitted: December 24, 2009 By: Victor
  • Can a Computer Have a Mind

    Can a Computer Have a Mind

    A new issue has come about since the building of computers. But the idea behind it is not such a new issue, for as long ago as Plato and Aristotle, the idea of a mind was pondered about. With the up-and-coming technology, the idea of artificial intelligence has exploded. It is one that many fiction writers have prospered on. But how far away are they from the truth? Take the story of The Bicentennial Man

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    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Can a Democracy and a Totalitarianism Coincide in one Society

    Can a Democracy and a Totalitarianism Coincide in one Society

    Totalitarianism and Democracy Can a democracy and a totalitarianism coincide in one society? Are the two governments similar, or will democracy fight against totalitarianism? Before any of this can be answered, one must first know the definitions and true differences that lie between the two. Totalitarianism can be described as a system driven by an ideology, that seeks direction of all aspects of public activity, political, economic and social uses to that end. The national

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    Submitted: March 16, 2010 By: Mike
  • Can a Machine Know?

    Can a Machine Know?

    What do humans mean when they say they know something? In the common scheme of things, they mean that they have learned some facts about a particular subject. In addition, they mean that they are satisfied that they have an understanding of the sources, relationships, and significance of that subject. If that is all knowing means, then machines could also have the capacity to know. However, knowledge, a human capability, is based on learned facts,

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Yan
  • Can a Work of Art Have Value Regardless of Who Creates It? Can, and Should, We Look Past the Character of the Artist - However Immoral We Consider Them to Be - and Simply Experience and Esteem the Work Itself?

    Can a Work of Art Have Value Regardless of Who Creates It? Can, and Should, We Look Past the Character of the Artist - However Immoral We Consider Them to Be - and Simply Experience and Esteem the Work Itself?

    Can a work of art have value regardless of who creates it? Can, and should, we look past the character of the artist - however immoral we consider them to be - and simply experience and esteem the work itself? Art is such a simple word, consisting of just three letters, and yet it takes ceaseless flows of discussions, arguments, debates and theories just on the very definition of it. So what is just so

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Can God's Existence Be Proven?

    Can God's Existence Be Proven?

    Can God's existence be proven? God existence has always been questioned, whether God exist in our minds or in reality. Personally, I had questioned God's existence but I never came up with the answer, and no one has done it yet. However, I believe God's existence through reasoning. In the reading," The Ontological Argument" by St. Anselm, he writes about God's existence by logic, and explains why. Therefore, by reading the argument of St. Anselm

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    Submitted: June 9, 2010 By: Jack
  • Can Machines Think?

    Can Machines Think?

    Can machines think? Turing didn't describe the human vs. machine game right away, to make a point. He didn't just flip a coin to see what he was going to write about. His point is simple. If you can distinguish between a man and a machine, in the game, you could come to the conclusion that the machine doesn't think, right? WRONG! He introduced the idea of the man vs. woman game to prove that

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    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Candide

    Candide

    Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire was the French author of the novella Candide, also known as "Optimism"(Durant and Durant 724). In Candide, Voltaire sought to point out the fallacy of Gottfried William von Leibniz's theory of optimism and the hardships brought on by the resulting inaction toward the evils of the world. Voltaire's use of satire, and its techniques of exaggeration and contrast highlight the evil and brutality of war and the world in general

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    Submitted: January 24, 2010 By: Mike
  • Cannabis Study on Adolscents

    Cannabis Study on Adolscents

    Kassin (2004) "Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the nervous system that transmit information by crossing the synapse from one neuron to another." (page 50) Neurotransmitters are linked to motor neurons, muscles, arousal, sleep, appetite and memory. For every neurotransmitter our mind has "receptors which are specialized neural cells that receive neurotransmitters." (page 50) Unbalanced neurotransmitter levels along with too many or too little receptors effects our moods and behaviors. Depression, anxiety, sleeping disorders, paranoia, Alzheimer,

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    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: Mike
  • Capital Punishment

    Capital Punishment

    Capital Punishment – It’s Time to Turn the Other Cheek If... he has committed murder, he must die. In this case, there is no substitute that will satisfy the legal requirements of legal justice.There is no sameness of kind between death and remaining alive even under the most miserable conditions, and consequently there is no equality between crime and the retribution unless the criminal is judicially condemned and put to death." Immanuel Kant. About 2000

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    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: Edward
  • Capital Punishment

    Capital Punishment

    . When speaking about capital punishment, I have mixed feelings. I have done research papers on it in the past and have read numerous texts on the act itself. However, I have never looked at the issue from the view that we have in this class. I tend to lean more towards the arguments against capital punishment in my own opinions. I agree with the statements that the state has no right to kill and

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    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Capital Punishment

    Capital Punishment

    In the following pages, I will discuss the history, debate, past and current public opinion, and how it applies to American ideology and opposing values. Both sides have a fair amount of support and I have included direct quotes and paraphrasing from authors, celebrities, journalists, and ordinary people arguing both sides. The history of the death penalty goes back to the earliest civilizations where it was used to punish all sorts of crimes from robbery,

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    Submitted: March 14, 2010 By: Victor
  • Capital Punishment - the Legal Infliction of Death

    Capital Punishment - the Legal Infliction of Death

    Capital Punishment is the legal infliction of death as a penalty for violating criminal law. It has been around for thousands of years and still continues to execute people today. Capital Punishment is inhumane and in some cases sentences the innocent to death. It is obviously the most severe form of criminal punishment. Being morally unjust, the purpose of it has no significance. Killing a person for their wrongdoings does not in anyway help our

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    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Mike
  • Capital Punishment - Video Analysis

    Capital Punishment - Video Analysis

    Before watching this video I felt much more confident in the legal justice system. This video created doubt in my mind that perhaps the death penalty is not an effective way to punish offenders. Personally I believe in the old saying "an eye for an eye" and I think that if someone murders another human being that they should be put to death. The problem with our punishment system however, is that some offenders are

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    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: regina
  • Capital Punishment in America

    Capital Punishment in America

    Capital Punishment in America What is capital punishment? The dictionary defines capital punishment as a noun that means putting a person to death. At the end of 2003 there were 3374 inmates at 37 state and federal prisons who were on death row. That number was an 188 decrease from the statistics in 2002. Forty-seven of theses inmates were female which was a thirty-eight increases from 1993.(Lacey, Bonner) Although the number of people on the

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    Submitted: December 24, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Capitalism & Communism

    Capitalism & Communism

    Capitalism and Communism are two entirely diverse economic systems. Capitalism is an economic system characterized by freedom of the market. Capitalism has many pros to go along with its economy. The government will change gradually, but is able to adjust to it with ease. Communism can be defined as an economic and political system in which facts of production are collectively owned and directed by the state. As you will easily see capitalism and communism

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    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Jon
  • Capitalism and Dawinism

    Capitalism and Dawinism

    Industrialization brought in it's wake a middle class whose values and beliefs facilitated the accumulation of capital and it's continued reinvestment. In the new industrial system, the individual had to learn that it was okay to aspire to a better social status, wealth and prestige, and that these rewards could be acquired through hard work. Thus, the profit motive and the work ethic were given positive social value. Natural Selection is the primary mechanism within

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    Submitted: February 12, 2010 By: Mike
  • Capitalism Vs Socialism

    Capitalism Vs Socialism

    Compare and Contrast Capitalism and Socialism Capitalism and socialism are both types of systems in different societies throughout the world that have been successful at times, but also not so fortunate in its' success at other times in history. Both have their good and bad points, although the main focus I am presenting will acknowledge socialism in better terms than the capitalist economy. This is to judge which system will be most prosperous, for the

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Jack
  • Caribbean Philosophy

    Caribbean Philosophy

    A brief overview to some of the main Caribbean philosophers Afro-Caribbean philosophical consist within the wider framework of African, European, and Afro-American philosophical traditions. There were different languages in the history of Caribbean philosophy; English, French and Spanish. The following paper tries to give a Brief summary of the most influential authors. Eric Eustace Williams (1911 – 1981) was prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago from 1961 until his death. Prior to entering politics, he

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    Submitted: March 21, 2010 By: Monika
  • Carl Orff’s Philosophies in Music Education

    Carl Orff’s Philosophies in Music Education

    While Carl Orff is a very seminal composer of the 20th century, his greatest success and influence has been in the field of Music Education. Born on July 10th in Munich, Germany in 1895, Orff refused to speak about his past almost as if he were ashamed of it. What we do know, however, is that Orff came from a Bavarian family who was very active in the German military. His father's regiment band would

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    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: Edward
  • Carnal Knowledge" Assignment

    Carnal Knowledge" Assignment

    "Carnal Knowledge" Assignment Stanza 1: "You, young, whistled again, entered King's, climbed the stone-murky steps to the high and brilliant Dissecting Room where nameless others, naked on the slabs," These lines remind me of how scary and lifeless the operating room can feel. I know this verse is about the cadaver being dissected, but the ultimate purpose of practicing here is also preparation for surgery. I've never actually been a patient in an OR, but

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    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: Mike
  • Cartoon Outrage: The Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoons Controversy

    Cartoon Outrage: The Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoons Controversy

    The controversy in question is simply a series of cartoons which were first published in a Danish newspaper (Jyllands-Posten) in 2006. This controversy has recently been stirred by a reprinting of the article in many European newspapers in a stand of solidarity for freedom of speech. The original (and subsequent) publication(s) led to a public outcry, and sparked violent protests in the Islamic world. Danish Muslim organizations staged protests, while the cartoons were being reprinted

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    Submitted: March 19, 2010 By: Mike
  • Case Study

    Case Study

    Philosophy 324 Case 9 Is a good lawyer just considered good if they keep their confidences with their clients and win their cases? Or is their more to a good lawyer? I think there should be much more. Lawyers should be obligated to doing the morally right action even if it means losing the case. This is what the moral agent concept suggests. Considering this concept, we may no longer believe that a good lawyer

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    Submitted: November 28, 2009 By: Janna
  • Casullo's Fourth Version of the Bundle Theory

    Casullo's Fourth Version of the Bundle Theory

    The bundle theory states that any thing is simply a complex of properties which all stand in a contingent relation, called co-instantiation, to one another. Basically an object is nothing more than a collection of its properties. The bundle theory is an alternative to other theories of particulars such as the substratum theory and the substance theory of particulars. James Van Cleve proposes a few objections that he considers to be severely damaging to the

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    Submitted: February 3, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Cat and the Hat

    Cat and the Hat

    Capital punishment has found use in nearly every society for crimes such as premeditated murder, treason, espionage, and even lesser military crimes like cowardice, mutiny, insubordination, and desertion. Most of Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa along with most of the United States continue to practice capital punishment; however, many European countries, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand have completely abolished capital punishment. According to utilitarianism, punishment leads to the promotion of greater societal happiness by rehabilitating

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Categorical Imperative

    Categorical Imperative

    To begin with, Kant draws an analogy between the laws of ethics and the laws of science. Just as the laws of science can be known by pure reason, the laws of ethics, or morality, can be known by practical reason. Morality, though, is a normative system, as opposed to the natural laws of science. A normative system prescribes what ought to happen, as opposed to a natural system that determines what actually does happen.

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Cathay Pacific Airway

    Cathay Pacific Airway

    Sheffield Hallam University BSc (Hons) Hospitality Business Management Strategic Management Cathay Pacific Airway Student Name: Au Ka Yu Student No.: 137017725 Module Tutor: Jennifer Leung Submission Date: 13 December 2013 Word count: 3,002 ________________ Content Introduction Company Background Product Portfolio 4 Targeted Market 5 Resources 5 Competences 6 Competitive advantage 6 Micro & Marco External Environmental Analysis 6 Analysis of Cathay Pacific Airway by Porter’s Five Forces Model 7 Analysis of Cathay Pacific Airway by

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    Submitted: September 6, 2014 By: hipp
  • Cave and Apology

    Cave and Apology

    Socrates was a philosophical man who lived his life asking prying question in order to guide others to the truth. This manner along with his knowledge and other traits led him to be put on trial for failing to recognize the gods represented by the state, creating new gods, and corrupting Athens' youth. Soon after the trail, Plato wrote an account of the speech that Socrates used to defend himself, titled The Apology. In order

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    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Censorship - Whose Voice?

    Censorship - Whose Voice?

    Jackson Browne has been a vocal and eloquent advocate of social justice for over three decades. He has spoken out against US foreign policy, particularly as it applies to Central America, and his music has affected change through the increased social awareness of his large fan base, fans who are also voters. Clyde Jackson Browne was born on October 9, 1948 in Heidelberg, Germany to Jack Browne and Beatrice Amanda Dahl. Jackson's father was also

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    Submitted: May 7, 2010 By: David

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