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  • A Response to Descarts Meditation 1

    A Response to Descarts Meditation 1

    I think descarts was right about the only thing we can truly know is that we exist. All other thoughts, feelings, perseptinons and the like must be qustioned. Becuse we are human and to be human is to be falible. We can not assume that we are corect in our basic asumtions about anything. Even the idea that we do exist (in some context) must be qustioned. The answer to that qustioning must inevitably be

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    Submitted: December 30, 2009 By: Top
  • A Response to Epictetus

    A Response to Epictetus

    In Epictetus' The Handbook, the Stoic philosopher compiles a "how-to" guide on how to live as the perfect Stoic Sage. He begins his work by discussing the things in life that are up to us, as humans, as well as those things that are not. Human desire falls into the first camp of things that are in fact up to us, and he spends a great deal of his work examining the role of desire

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    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Artur
  • A Review of Plato’s Meno

    A Review of Plato’s Meno

    A Review of Plato’s Meno Plato presents in his dialogue, titled Meno, the distinction between genuine knowledge and true opinion. In the text, he refers to knowledge as the form and definition of something that is changeless, where as true opinion can be altered and is not restricted in the way knowledge is by having standards of a form. Plato includes the characters of Socrates and Meno, a pupil of Gorgias, to discuss the nature

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    Submitted: March 18, 2010 By: Yan
  • A Social Cognitive Approach to Studying Racial Stereotyping in the Mass Media

    A Social Cognitive Approach to Studying Racial Stereotyping in the Mass Media

    A Social Cognitive Approach to Studying Racial Stereotyping in the Mass Media Travis L. Dixon, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies Faculty Associate, Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan Although there have been examples of counter-stereotypical programming, such as The Cosby Show, it can reasonably be argued that television still frequently portrays Blacks in a stereotypical manner (Dates & Barlow, 1990; Evuleocha & Ugbah, 1989; Graves, 1993). Dates and Barlow (1990), for example, have reported

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    Submitted: April 11, 2010 By: Jack
  • A Statement on Plagiarism

    A Statement on Plagiarism

    A Statement on Plagiarism Using someone else's ideas or phrasing and representing those ideas or phrasing as our own, either on purpose or through carelessness, is a serious offense known as plagiarism. "Ideas or phrasing" includes written or spoken material, of course — from whole papers and paragraphs to sentences, and, indeed, phrases — but it also includes statistics, lab results, art work, etc. "Someone else" can mean a professional source, such as a published

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Bred
  • A Victim’s Deliberate Use of Deadly Force Is a Just Response to Repeated Domestic Violence

    A Victim’s Deliberate Use of Deadly Force Is a Just Response to Repeated Domestic Violence

    A victim's deliberate use of deadly force is a just response to repeated domestic violence. According to Senior Senator Dianne Feinstein, "Domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return. It is estimated that approximately 3 million incidents of domestic violence are reported each year in the United States." It is because I

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    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Top
  • A View of the Argument from Evil

    A View of the Argument from Evil

    When we think about the existence of evil several things come to mind. Most people including myself begin to think of the most tragic events that have occurred throughout man's existence like the Holocaust, the wars throughout time, the terror attacks on September 11th, and the devastation caused by this summer's tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. It seems almost impossible for us to not ask, why? When considering this question and the existence of God in

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    Essay Length: 1,304 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Mike
  • A Will to Power

    A Will to Power

    A Will to Power This essay is in response to question #4 “That is your entire will, you wisest of men; it is a will to power; and that is so even when you talk of good and evil and of the assessment of values.”(pg.224) This statement from section #203 of the Nietzsche Reader, not only illustrates what Friedrich Nietzsche feels is the origin of value but also culminates his philosophy on what is the

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    Submitted: March 20, 2010 By: Janna
  • A Worl of New Ideas

    A Worl of New Ideas

    Inventions? Technological advances? What do these words really mean to us, and how important are they in our lives? When you go through life day by day do you really put into consideration the amount of greed there is inside of you, the better question is do you understand what greed is? Greed is, in a small non-descriptive sum, the yearning inventions and technological advances. So what are some inventions, and, or technological advances, Televisions,

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    Essay Length: 478 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Artur
  • Abortion

    Abortion

    The theme I chose for this poetry project was fantasy. I chose this theme because I really enjoy fantasy and it inspires me, and it's a subject filled with wondrous surprises. I like reading books about fantasy, and the many different mystical creatures they are based on. Fantasy means a lot to me, because it's the main subject I like to illustrate. I have liked fantasy since I was little, and I believe I will

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Abortion

    Abortion

    John T. Noonan makes the argument that the jump in probability for a fetus' coming to term, at a specific point in the development of the fetus, has an important implication for the humanity (personhood) of the fetus. He bases this argument on the reasoning that "life itself is a matter of probabilities, and most moral reasoning is an estimate of probabilities." He goes on to state that his argument in which a fetus has

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    Submitted: April 17, 2010 By: Victor
  • Abortion - an Ultra-Conservative View

    Abortion - an Ultra-Conservative View

    My best friend is a 26-year-old woman in Medical School at the University of South Florida who has had two abortions. Through each one, I have stood by her as a faithful and loyal friend. This is not something she wishes everyone to know, but this woman is not bashful about it if asked. As a matter of fact, she has discussed it several times in front of me. In these cases, her birth control

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    Submitted: May 21, 2010 By: Steve
  • Abortion - Most Controversial

    Abortion - Most Controversial

    Nick Poch Social Issues 11-6-98 Abortion Abortion is one of the most controversial issues discussed in today's society. This issue has caused a great deal of turmoil in the world. Some protestors have even killed other human beings over the issue. People's religion has had some input on this issue, but this should not be the only factor when looking at this serious controversial debate. There are many questions that one must ask him or

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    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Edward
  • Abortion - the Most Controversial Issue

    Abortion - the Most Controversial Issue

    Abortion is one of the most controversial issues around, and is an issue that will never be agreed upon. By bringing morals into the question of whether it should be legal to have abortions, this issue has been elevated to a higher level. By some people, it is no longer looked at as a question of choice but as a question of morality, and these concepts have led to a full-blown debate over something that

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    Essay Length: 1,474 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Mike
  • Abortion - the Termination of Pregnancy

    Abortion - the Termination of Pregnancy

    Abortion is defined as the termination of pregnancy before the fetus is capable of independent life. Abortions must be conducted before the end off six months, or the fetus will leave the womb and it would be considered a premature birth. There are two types of abortions. One is spontaneous and the other is induced. If the fetus ways less than 18oz or is less than 20 weeks into the pregnancy, it is usually considered

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    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Abortion and Infanticide

    Abortion and Infanticide

    Abortion And Infanticide - Essays - Perari12345 Abortion And Infanticide - Potentiality Principle Michael Tooley's article, "Abortion and Infanticide" raised some points about the morality of abortion. www.papercamp.com/essay/17065/Abortion-And-Infanticide - Cached Abortion And Infanticide - Potentiality Principle Philosophy Essays: Abortion And Infanticide - Potentiality Principle ... Michael Tooley's article, "Abortion and Infanticide" raised some points about the morality ... essaysforstudent.com/Philosophy/Abortion-Infanticide... - Cached Facts about Michael Tooley: views on abortion, as discussed ... ... philosopher Jonathan Glover

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    Submitted: April 20, 2011 By: 752903664
  • Abortion and Infanticide - Potentiality Principle

    Abortion and Infanticide - Potentiality Principle

    Michael Tooley's article, "Abortion and Infanticide" raised some points about the morality of abortion. He discussed the conservatives' ethical objection against abortion which states that fetuses and infants have a right to life. The conservatives believe that early abortion is immoral. In his article, he made a case against the conservative position on abortion. His case boils down to two claims: (i) We should accept that early abortion is immoral only if we accept the

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    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Bred
  • Abortion and Kantian Ethics

    Abortion and Kantian Ethics

    Abortion is one of the most controversial ethical issues because it concerns the taking of a human life. It is not something to be taken lightly because it is the termination of what could, potentially, become a human being. There are very many ways of looking at abortion, which make it hard to decide whether or not you are for it. This paper looks at abortion from a Kantian perspective. I will first start by

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    Submitted: May 18, 2010 By: marwa
  • Abortion and the Individual

    Abortion and the Individual

    Abortions & The Individual For the first time in five years, the United States Supreme Court is questioning a major abortion case. The case sharply questioned whether a New Hampshire law, which requires parental notification for a minor who wants an abortion, is legal even though it doesn't include an exception for a health-related emergency. The case which involves the privacy rights of a fifteen year old girl in New Hampshire is one of the

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    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Abortion Debate

    Abortion Debate

    Kashani, Kevin Philosophy 5 Professor Gulick Reflection Paper The authors present an argument that asserts that the choice of abortion is immoral. A human embryo, a living being, is killed during the act of abortion. They state that as early as eight or ten weeks of gestation, the fetus has a fully formed, with a beating heart, a complete brain, a recognizably human form, and it feels pain, cries, and even sucks his or her

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    Submitted: December 11, 2014 By: Mary Williams
  • Abortion, Is It Murder or Not?

    Abortion, Is It Murder or Not?

    Abortion, is it murder or not? There is a great controversy over many individuals on whether or not abortion should be legalized. As a utilitarian I believe that legalizing abortion will maximize happiness for the greatest number of people while minimizing their unhappiness. Abortion is defined as a deliberate termination of a pregnancy and it has been a real-world ethical issue for a long time. There are different viewpoints from debates provide arguments on whether

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    Submitted: July 5, 2014 By: Jadesola
  • Abortion: Mother's Choice or Baby's Right

    Abortion: Mother's Choice or Baby's Right

    Stricker 1 Courtney Stricker Mrs, Pahlow English 4 8 January 2015 Abortion: Mother's Choice or Baby's Right? Millions of innocent lives are taken everyday, millions of potentional shining stars are harshly ripped away from the world. A world they didn't choose to be a part of, and world they had only just begun to experience. All around the world, women are making the decision to abort their babies, to murder their own child. However, half

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    Submitted: October 8, 2015 By: 1me1
  • Abortion: Pro-Life Vs. Pro-Choice

    Abortion: Pro-Life Vs. Pro-Choice

    From the day you are born, learning and education are the most important skills for survival in today's society. The most valuable thing learned on your journey of life is the ability to distinguish "Right from Wrong", both technically and morally. Though easy at first with the minor day to day issues we deal with, it can become quite difficult when more pressing issues are placed in front of you. Many things influence a person's

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    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Jon
  • About Machiavelli

    About Machiavelli

    Niccolo Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy on May 3, 1469. His family owned farm and rental properties and Machiavelli's father, Bernardo, practiced law. Machiavelli received a quality, classical education, characteristic of the humanist traditions of Renaissance Italy. As a young boy, Machiavelli showed great interest in the works of ancient Latin writers, such as Dante, Livy, and Cicero. In Machiavelli's youth, Florence was ruled by Lorenzo de' Medici, or Lorenzo the Magnificent, the great

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    Submitted: June 1, 2010 By: Mike
  • Abraham the Ethical Monster

    Abraham the Ethical Monster

    Abraham is both an ethical monster and a knight of faith. The story of Abraham and Isaac is that God came to Abraham and told him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, in his name. God told him that if Abraham sacrificed his son, he'd become the patriarch of the chosen people. There are three ways in which you can live your life; you can live a life of aestheticism in which you lead a life

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    Submitted: February 11, 2010 By: Edward
  • Absolute Justice

    Absolute Justice

    Does absolute justice exist or not? This essay will present arguments for the existence of absolute justice. Many people disagree that absolute justice exists. Thus they argue that justice cannot be derived from nature since contradictory and different forms of justice exist in nature; and one cannot derive the greater and perfect from the lesser and imperfect, also they argue that the idea of absolute justice is the ideas of different cultures and times. That

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    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Top
  • Absolute Understanding

    Absolute Understanding

    An elephant was brought to a group of blind men who had never encountered such an animal before. One felt a leg and reported that an elephant is a great living pillar. Another felt the trunk and reported that an elephant is a great snake. Another felt a tusk and reported that an elephant is like a sharp ploughshare. And so on. And then they all quarreled together, each claiming that his own account was

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    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: Mike
  • Absolute Understanding

    Absolute Understanding

    An elephant was brought to a group of blind men who had never encountered such an animal before. One felt a leg and reported that an elephant is a great living pillar. Another felt the trunk and reported that an elephant is a great snake. Another felt a tusk and reported that an elephant is like a sharp ploughshare. And so on. And then they all quarreled together, each claiming that his own account was

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    Submitted: June 6, 2010 By: Mike
  • Absolutophobia

    Absolutophobia

    As time passes bv, the world faces more and more problems. There have been events in history where millions of people have been killed, and well someone out there has wanted to excuse such actions, because perhaps society at that time couldn't really convince themseleves to belief the immorality of the people doing so. When something bad happends in the world today, people try to find some sort of excuse for the actions of the

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    Essay Length: 562 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Yan
  • Academic Value of Examining New Testament in More Than one Perspective

    Academic Value of Examining New Testament in More Than one Perspective

    There is academic value in examining these disparate texts from more than one perspective. This value comes from maintaining an unbiased point of view as the reader, with the end goal being to use this perspective as a tool to further understand the Bible's theological component. The value comes more from the avoidance of misinterpretation, but may also provide insight through different techniques of analysis. These include but are not limited to the contextual, sociological,

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    Essay Length: 546 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Tommy

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