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  • 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

    Essay Length: 1,483 Words / 6 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 1,246 Words / 5 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 358 Words / 2 Pages
    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.

    Essay Length: 2,002 Words / 9 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 3,672 Words / 15 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 634 Words / 3 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 870 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: May 7, 2010 By: David
  • Change


    There have always been the men and women who have gone against their own society to challenge beliefs, in order to find new ways of proving theories true and false, for instance the great scientist Galileo, who challenged his countries own beliefs to try and prove his own theories, but was eventually thwarted and kept silenced. But what about the men and women who don’t have the correct image or the appearance of what a

    Essay Length: 445 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Edward
  • Change the Venue - Spinoza's Solution to the Mind/body Problem

    Change the Venue - Spinoza's Solution to the Mind/body Problem

    Change the Venue: Spinoza's Solution to the Mind/Body Problem In what way is our mind different from our body? What relationships exist between the physical world and the mental? These are questions that philosophers have struggled to answer since the time of the ancient Greeks. In his work Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes directly addresses these issues by claiming that the mind and body are distinct from one another. Descartes articulation of the dualist position

    Essay Length: 1,613 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Edward
  • Chapter 10 of Locke

    Chapter 10 of Locke

    The majority, upon entering into a commonwealth, get to choose their form of government. They may choose a democracy, in which case they retain the legislative powers for themselves, an oligarchy, in which they submit that legislative power to a few select persons, or a monarchy, in which they give power to a single person. The monarchy may be hereditary, if it passes from the ruler to his son, or elected, if a new ruler

    Essay Length: 674 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 26, 2010 By: Edward
  • Charles Taylor

    Charles Taylor

    In The Politics of Recognition Charles Taylor explores the possibility that in order to affirm individuals' equal dignity, we must acknowledge their cultures. He claims that individual identities are socially and dialogically constructed. That is why recognition is important. It shows how the study of identity and its politics is very important in the effort to understand control and somehow reduce the occurrence of group conflicts. The views of others may not be the last

    Essay Length: 392 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 23, 2010 By: Vika
  • Charvakas


    The Charvakas were a group of philosophers of India around 600 BC. They believed that there was no soul and that death was the end of all existence. They believed entertainment of this life in the bodily form should be the chief purpose of life. Anything beyond the senses was false and that everything you couldn't sense was a mere illusion or delusion. Matter was believed to be the only thing that was perceivable by

    Essay Length: 274 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 6, 2010 By: Max
  • China


    The advent of China as a semi-superpower since the end of the Cold War has led to speculation of the U.S. role in East Asia. One such author that examines this new balance of power in the region is Thomas J. Christensen who offers recommendations towards finding a middle ground between a positive and zero-sum perspective in dealing with the rise of China. I hypothesize that Christensen’s neo-realist policy advisements are in fact fitting in

    Essay Length: 2,172 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Yan
  • Chisholm and Free Will

    Chisholm and Free Will

    Before I begin it is pertinent to note the disparate positions on the problem of human freedom. In "Human Freedom and the Self", Roderick M. Chisholm takes the libertarian stance which is contiguous with the doctrine of incompatibility. Libertarians believe in free will and recognize that freedom and determinism are incompatible. The determinist also follow the doctrine of incompatibility, and according to Chisholm's formulation, their view is that every event involved in an act is

    Essay Length: 1,329 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: March 5, 2010 By: Jon
  • Choice Book: Pedagogy of the Oppressed

    Choice Book: Pedagogy of the Oppressed

    Choice book: Pedagogy of the Oppressed Pedagogy: Noun 1. The method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept. Through our schooling we gain many tools of how to teach effectively, but in my experience we get few opportunities to examine teaching in its most basic form. Pedagogy of the Oppressed is a very comprehensive look at teaching through an extremely difficult lens. Through the book Freire gives a scaffolding to

    Essay Length: 1,072 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 23, 2016 By: jkeim
  • Choose the Ethical Theory You Think Is Most Important and Expand on Your Opinion Why

    Choose the Ethical Theory You Think Is Most Important and Expand on Your Opinion Why

    Introduction In the words of Sir Gavin de Beer, a British evolutionary embryologist, “The scientific method is nothing but the exclusion of subjective opinions as far as possible by the devising of experiments where observation can give objective answers, yes or no.” I chose to start with this quote in order to make it clear that throughout this assignment I will by no means assume that my subjective opinion is equal to any objective truth

    Essay Length: 1,149 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: May 20, 2018 By: Andrew James Sammut
  • Christian Ethics

    Christian Ethics

    Excursus: What is “good” according to the Roman Catholic Tradition? (Ref. Gula, Richard. 1989. Faith Informed By Reason) The nature of the concept good is the full realization of any beings’ potential, or to achieve perfection. The innate tendency within the human person to seek perfection is the ontological basis for the fundamental moral obligation – to realize one’s potential, or to be all I can be. Actions are moral when it arise from this

    Essay Length: 2,842 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: February 11, 2010 By: Mike
  • Christian Faith in a Postmodern World

    Christian Faith in a Postmodern World

    Hebrews 13:8 says that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Since the first century, there have been many schools of thought concerning the existence of God and faith in his true nature. We find that from the time before Christ came to earth as God incarnate, up to the 1200s, science and physics were not major players during this age known as the "pre-modern" era. The "pre-modern" era encompassed the viewpoint that

    Essay Length: 1,517 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: January 19, 2010 By: David
  • Christian Philosophy

    Christian Philosophy

    Christian philosophy is a catch-all expression for a two-millennia tradition of rational thought that attempts to fuse the fields of philosophy with the religious teachings of Christianity. How one can "reconcile" Christianity with philosophy, or not As with any fusion of religion and philosophy, the attempt is difficult because classical philosophers start with no preconditions for which conclusions they must reach in their investigation, while classical religious believers have a set of religious principles of

    Essay Length: 1,941 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Monika
  • Christian Worldview Vs. Secular Worldview

    Christian Worldview Vs. Secular Worldview

    CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW VS. SECULAR WORLDVIEW Every system of thought, every worldview has a concept of God. This even applies to the atheist because whatever a philosophy or religion chooses as its foundation is its God. Our entire western civilization was built on Christian principles. Today there are many views of God and many views of the world. The majority of the worldviews can be summed up into two major worldviews: a Christian worldview and a

    Essay Length: 398 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Mike
  • Christians & Communists Against Jean-Paul Sartre’s Existentialism

    Christians & Communists Against Jean-Paul Sartre’s Existentialism

    The Main issue with J.P. Sartre's Existentialism with both Communists and Christians seems to be that that the Communists and Christians do not accentuate enough on individualism compared to the, and that the world is big and hence society must be a whole and equal. Christians believe that life is a gift from God, and hence Sartre's existentialism seems to undermine Christian belief that life is God's gift, when existentialism tends to show reality of

    Essay Length: 268 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Civil Disobedience Paper

    Civil Disobedience Paper

    Ayinde Hill Civil Disobedience Paper If you are faced with something that goes against your morality, what is your first response to do? For most people their first response is to simply go against this conflicting issue, whether it involves not participating in it or rallying others to go against it as one unit. What if it is a law that goes against your moral standard? Simply disobeying a law is a lot more difficult

    Essay Length: 1,176 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: May 9, 2016 By: AyindeHill
  • Civil Rights in America

    Civil Rights in America

    George Laws Professor:D.Sharnak Final Essay:Civil Rights in America History:early and later The early years of the Civil rights movement. Their was so many activist who stood up for civilrights. Martin Luther King, Emmitt Till, Malcolm x, The Black Panther Party. These are just a few of the civil rights political people who took a stand against oppression, segregation and un lawful conduct against black in America in 1940-1960’s Emmet Till was a young man 14

    Essay Length: 972 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 22, 2016 By: motor
  • Classical Philosophers

    Classical Philosophers

    Classical Philosophy The golden age of Greece was an age of thinking, of knowledge, and of the arts. Some of the greatest minds of any time projected their ideas upon the masses. They were called philosophers. These were men whose minds developed some of the most abstract and revolutionary ideas of the time. Some of them were put to death for their ideas and their beliefs and became martyrs for their cause. During this age,

    Essay Length: 323 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Classical Philosophers Take on Knowledge

    Classical Philosophers Take on Knowledge

    Sean Philosophy 1102 SHU, Spring 2005 The workings of the mind have been the focus of philosophers from the beginnings of humanity. One primary focal point that has been pondered over by numerous thinkers is what exactly constitutes knowledge. At first glance the issue seems to be cut and dry but the question gets more complicated with thought. This can be witnessed by the many different epistemological theories put forward throughout the ages. This can

    Essay Length: 1,501 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Anna
  • Classroom Assessment

    Classroom Assessment

    The primary distinction between internal and external assessment are the teachers. Teachers are expected to use classroom assessment as part of the job. There are a variety of ways teachers assess students in order to monitor progress, to grade performance and to modify instruction. But the manner in which teachers choose to assess students has a significant impact on the students' classroom experience. In many ways, the format and content of repeated quizzes and tests

    Essay Length: 534 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 3, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Classroom Management

    Classroom Management

    Philosophy Paper My philosophy on classroom management is first learning and knowing the different rolls that a teacher plays on an everyday basis. I didn't know until this class that a teacher had so many rolls to play during the day. He or she may be the judge, parent, bad guy, social worker, counselor, reference, advisor, educator, and the equal person. I also learned that I will run into different types of students. More than

    Essay Length: 738 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Victor
  • Clifford V.S James

    Clifford V.S James

    In our last class we examined the argument of William Clifford, and William James. In this essay I will simply examine the two opposing sides. Clifford takes the side of Evidentialism. Evidentialism is the standing that for a belief to be knowledge, it must be supported by evidence. According to evidentialism, everyone has a rational and moral duty to believe only those claims that are supported by sufficient evidence. If a belief doesn't fit in

    Essay Length: 363 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 31, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Cloning


    Cloning If you had a chance to clone yourself right now, would you? Some people may favor cloning when they first think about it because it would be an amazing experience to meet yourself but it is a major risk for the society to take. There are still many thought and testing that is needed before the world is ready for cloning. There may be some positive affects to cloning humans, but there are far

    Essay Length: 965 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: David
  • Cloning


    On July 9, 2001, Physician's Weekly printed an article regarding the outlaw of reproductive cloning on humans and whether or not congress should ban it. U.S. Rep. James Greenwood took a strong stance opposing reproductive cloning while Mark D. Eibert chose to explain why reproductive cloning should be legal, primarily, if not, solely to the 12 million Americans affected by a disease known as infertility. Representative Greenwood argued that this practice would not be safe

    Essay Length: 619 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 23, 2010 By: Monika

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