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  • Decision-Making Model Analysis

    Decision-Making Model Analysis

    Decision-Making Model Analysis General assumptions create the foundation of a person's reasoning. Imperfections with a supposition can create the opportunity for a skewed perspective in a person's reasoning process (Paul & Elder, 2002). The process of choosing one course of action over another is commonly known as decision making. Consciously or unconsciously, people make decisions on a daily basis founded on one or more of the various decision-making models (Sullivan, n.d.). This paper examines how

    Essay Length: 956 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: June 12, 2010 By: Mike
  • Deductive Argument

    Deductive Argument

    The article I read was about an upcoming football game between the Bears and the Seahawks. The argument is simple and easy. The premises are: 1. If Shaun Alexander is not in the game on Sunday night against the Bears, then the Seahawks will lose. 2. Shaun Alexander will not be in the game on Sunday night against the Bears. Then the conclusion is: The Seahawks will lose to the Bears on Sunday night. This

    Essay Length: 331 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 30, 2009 By: Mike
  • Deep Thought

    Deep Thought

    It can be said that one who bears false witness towards another of smiliar standing is one whom fears that to which he cannot explain. It can be said that one who bears false witness towards another of smiliar standing is one whom fears that to which he cannot explain. It can be said that one who bears false witness towards another of smiliar standing is one whom fears that to which he cannot explain.

    Essay Length: 325 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Steve
  • Defence of Socrates

    Defence of Socrates

    A)1. Explain(with clear and detailed references from the text, Defence of Socrates) the way in which Socrates discursive method (or method of the dialectic) is displayed in his cross-examination of Meletus regarding the first recent charge brought against him by his accusers. 2.Then, explain if and how Socrates cross-examination and arguments succeeded in undermining or failed to undermine the credibility of the first charge brought against him by his recent accusers. Don't forget to explain

    Essay Length: 301 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Defend or Reject the Theory That Predestination Interrupts Free Will and Argue for Which Should Be the Case for Christianity

    Defend or Reject the Theory That Predestination Interrupts Free Will and Argue for Which Should Be the Case for Christianity

    Defend or reject the theory that predestination interrupts free will and argue for which should be the case for Christianity Introduction Theapoint of freеawill/predestination hasabeen a tremendously bantered aboutasubject all through the historicalabackdrop of theachurch. It appearsathere are numerous perspectives, and this is by all accounts a subject that individuals will keep on debating untilaJesusaChrist returns, aGUARANTEED! The churchawillanever at anyapoint go to an assention amongst eachaother concerningathis vigorously talked about subjectaof freeawill. Roma8:29-30 and

    Essay Length: 2,077 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: November 18, 2016 By: V PAUL
  • Defending Creon’s Actions in Antigone

    Defending Creon’s Actions in Antigone

    Creon's actions can be defended if they are analyzed from a political standpoint. His main concern as king is to protect the city and maintain order. This is especially the case since Thebes is on the edge of war, and because Creon has just come into power. Therefore, Creon adopts strict rules and punishments, and stubbornly adheres to his laws. Creon establishes a strict ruling style, even in regards to family, to gain loyalty from

    Essay Length: 390 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 12, 2010 By: Vika
  • Defense of Socrates

    Defense of Socrates

    Plato's "Defense of Socrates" follows the trial of Socrates for charges of corruption of the youth. His accuser, Meletus, claims he is doing so by teaching the youth of Athens of a separate spirituality from that which was widely accepted. Socrates' argument was unique in that he tried to convince the jury he was just an average man and not to be feared, but in actuality demonstrated how clever and tenacious he was. He begins

    Essay Length: 584 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 24, 2010 By: Victor
  • Defining Philosophy

    Defining Philosophy

    Defining Philosophy In my effort to try and define what philosophy means to me I discovered that it means a lot of things to a lot of people. When I shared with my co-workers and friends that my next class is Philosophy they laughed and jokingly stated that I would be walking around the office sprouting comments about my point of view on life, which, in truth, won't be that much different than what I

    Essay Length: 718 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Anna
  • Defining the Moder State

    Defining the Moder State

    The inference that we might be able to define what constitutes a modern state presupposes that it already existed prior to it becoming modern. This is not in doubt. What are task then entails is to illuminate the transition from pre-modern to a modern state, and to distinguish its characteristic features. We shall undertake this task by considering historical changes in how the state legitimises its rule, and the relationship between this rule and subjection.

    Essay Length: 1,608 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: April 12, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Definition Essay: What Is Morality?

    Definition Essay: What Is Morality?

    Definition essay: What is Morality? I'll tell you that morality is probably one of the biggest, most confusing things to look at when you need to write a paper about it. After some deliberation, I have concluded a few things about morality and what it is. Morality is one of those words that you don't hear very often, and use even less frequently. It is perfectly described by Webster's Dictionary as a set of guidelines

    Essay Length: 445 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 30, 2010 By: Yan
  • Definition of Philosophy

    Definition of Philosophy

    philosophy Phi*los"o*phy, n.; pl. Philosophies. [OE. philosophie, F. philosophie, L. philosophia, from Gr. ?. See Philosopher.] 1. Literally, the love of, including the search after, wisdom; in actual usage, the knowledge of phenomena as explained by, and resolved into, causes and reasons, powers and laws. Note: When applied to any particular department of knowledge, philosophy denotes the general laws or principles under which all the subordinate phenomena or facts relating to that subject are comprehended.

    Essay Length: 433 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Mike
  • Deliberative Democracy

    Deliberative Democracy

    Introduction Deliberative democracy commonly referred to as discursive democracy is a type of democracy based system in which deliberation is fundamental to decision-making. Deliberative democracy adopts components of both consensus choice or decision making and the majority rule. Deliberative majority rules system contrasts from customary popularity based hypothesis in that real pondering, not unimportant voting, is the essential wellspring of authenticity for the law. Discursive democracy or Deliberative democracy is perfect and compatible with both

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    Submitted: October 28, 2015 By: dennislawrence
  • Democracy


    Traditionally, the purpose of democracy is to prevent the accumulation of too much authority in the hands of one or a few. It rests on a balance of giving enough power for what Alexander Hamilton called "vigorous and energetic government" and avoiding giving out so much power that it becomes abused. Democracy is believed by some, such as Winston Churchill, to be the "least bad" form of government. By creating a system where the public

    Essay Length: 802 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: June 11, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Democracy, Good or Bad?

    Democracy, Good or Bad?

    "Democracy is the worst form of government except all others that have been tried," was said by Winston Churchill. This is an interesting statement that I partly agree with. Before agreeing or not, one must decide what exactly makes a "good" or "bad" government. The actual role of the government is very debatable, however in general all governments provide some degree of security, infrastructure, and organization of the State and is upheld by the social

    Essay Length: 939 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Bred
  • Democratic Equality Argument

    Democratic Equality Argument

    In A Theory of Justice, Rawls presents two principles of justice that regulate the basic institution of individuals within a society. Rawls believes that a rational individual would only choose to establish a society that conforms to the two principles. Specifically, Rawl concludes that his second principle of justice is the most plausible interpretation of justice. Rawls outlines three main interpretations of this idea of equality states- system of natural liberty, liberal equality, and democratic

    Essay Length: 1,338 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Edward
  • Deontological Ethics

    Deontological Ethics

    DEONTOLOGICAL ETHICS. No single idea captures all of the features in virtue of which an ethical theory may deserve to be called a deontology. In one sense, a deontology is simply theory of our duties, something most ethical theories have. But philosophers mean to convey more by calling a theory deontological. Roughly, a deontological theory denies in some way that the good or what is of value, always takes priority over the right or duty.

    Essay Length: 970 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: July
  • Deontological Theory of Ethics

    Deontological Theory of Ethics

    Deontological Theory of Ethics Introduction When ethics is explored, and an inquiry into its origin and sources are explored to find definition and clarity around ethics, one initial discovery will be that two main views on ethical behavior emerge. One of those theories is the deontological theory of ethics. Ethics and ethical decisions surround themselves around what is the goodness or badness of any particular choice or decision. When exploring ethics, it is necessary to

    Essay Length: 1,291 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: May 30, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Deontology


    A Theory of Utilitarianism. This deals with pleasure or pain. As humans we seek to gain immediate pleasure and to avoid pain. Bentham argues that all human action can be put into an equation. This equation has seven factors: 1. Intensity of pleasure or pain. 2. Duration of pleasure or pain. 3. Certainty /Uncertainty of pleasure or pain. 4. Remoteness of pleasure or pain. 5. Chances of the same effects being repeated. 6. Chances of

    Essay Length: 286 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Deontology and Cultural Relativism

    Deontology and Cultural Relativism

    Wu Deontology is better than Cultural Relativism As what determines the morality of actions became one of the controversial topics in ethics, there were two philosophical theories providing distinct normative claims. In the theory of Cultural Relativism, relative moral codes in different cultural societies lead to no objective “truth” in morality (Rachel 16). However, Deontology theory, based on Categorical Imperative, suggests people act only in conformance to universal law (Kant 108). Although I agree with

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    Submitted: April 13, 2016 By: zhuzhuzhuzhu
  • Depression


    A. "The Meaning of Freedom" African American explored the potential of freedom by stating they would bear the burdens of citizenship and preserve, protect, and defend the country in any way. But if they were to fight for the countries preservation they should be given rights and total freedom. Their desires and ambitions were to be as free as white Americans. They wanted to work, have equal rights and no longer be judged. Analysis and

    Essay Length: 929 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Depression According to Cross-Cultural and Behavioural Perspective

    Depression According to Cross-Cultural and Behavioural Perspective

    Research Question: Depression according to the Cross-cultural and Behavioural Perspectives Mariam Magdalena Diallo Professor: Ms. Samineh Izedi I- Introduction: Depression is an illness that affects the psyche, the mind the soul and the physical aspects of the individual. Its symptoms are various and differ from one another. Through the Behavioural and Cross Cultural Perspectives within psychology’s theories clearly give a detailed explanation of this phenomenon. This essay will examine the way in which depression is

    Essay Length: 1,941 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: January 27, 2010 By: Mike
  • Derterminst


    Determinisms- Is the view that there are no free acts. Saying that there in no free will. Soft-Determinisms- Which maintains that free will is compatible with determinism. Libertarianism- is the view that there are some free acts, they admit that there are some acts which are not free. For example you don't have the ability to jump the moon. Arguments against Determinism- Is to challenge the assumption that we are purely material beings. Another objection

    Essay Length: 460 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 27, 2010 By: David
  • Descarte


    I agree with Descartes when in his “Second Meditation” he concludes that we only exist as thought. We cannot be said without a doubt to exist as bodies, since bodies may only be discerned through the senses, and the senses can be deceived. Also, we cannot exist as anything else concerned with the body, since to negate the existence of the body is to negate the existence of these things as well. The only way

    Essay Length: 932 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 5, 2010 By: Vika
  • Descarte


    This paper is intended to explain and evaluate Descartes' proof for the existence of god in Meditation Three. It shall show the weaknesses in the proof, but also give credit to the strengths in his proof. It will give a background of what Descartes has already accepted as what he truly knows. The paper will also state Descartes two major points for the existence of God and why the points can easily be proven false.

    Essay Length: 1,138 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Descartes


    Descartes ignored all he believed to be true. He believed that if any belief can be doubted it is not certain, making it unusable as a foundation. Descartes jettisons any information, knowledge, or truths that are based on his senses. He applied the "Dream Argument," (19) where he stated that based on the senses alone, there is no definite way of proving that you are dreaming or awake. Therefore, any truths based upon the senses

    Essay Length: 1,270 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Descartes


    "Several years have now passed since I first realized how numerous were the false opinions that in my youth I had taken to be true, and thus how doubtful were all those I had subsequently built upon them." (pp.1) The First Meditation opens with Renee Descartes reflecting on all the things that he has been mistaken about, and all his beliefs that were built on those false ones. As a result, he somehow feels the

    Essay Length: 1,484 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Artur
  • Descartes


    Does God exist? Theology, cosmological, teleological and ontological arguments are all have ways to prove the existence of God. With all of these great arguments how can one deny that there is a God. There is a God and with these reasons I will prove that. There are two types of theology discussed in chapter nine of Kessler _Voices of Wisdom,_ revealed and natural theology. Revealed theology comes from such sources as the Bible and

    Essay Length: 1,169 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Mike
  • Descartes


    Descartes How does Descartes try to extricate himself from the sceptical doubts that he has raised? Does he succeed? by Tom Nuttall [All page references and quotations from the Meditations are taken from the 1995 Everyman edition] In the Meditations, Descartes embarks upon what Bernard Williams has called the project of 'Pure Enquiry' to discover certain, indubitable foundations for knowledge. By subjecting everything to doubt Descartes hoped to discover whatever was immune to it. In

    Essay Length: 818 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Mike
  • Descartes


    Edward Leung-Second Assignment In Descartes sixth meditation, he defends the dualist perspective when he gives an argument that supports the dualist perspective. The argument that he gives us states that he can conceive of the idea of existing without his body, and since he can conceive of the idea that he can exist without his body, then it is theoretically possible for him to be in existence without a body, therefore it can be concluded

    Essay Length: 495 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Descartes


    Descartes Perhaps one of the greatest western philosophers in the past few centuries, Rene Descartes was not only a philosopher, but also a mathematician, physiologist, and physicist. Looked at by many as the "father of modern science", he created a new way of thinking about science and philosophy. His ideas were far different from the Aristotelian and Scholastic traditions that the rest of the world was so accustomed to believing, as he created a new

    Essay Length: 1,465 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: Janna
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