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  • Duties and Rights of Sovereign States

    Duties and Rights of Sovereign States

    In his work "The Law of Nations or the Principles of Natural Law" Emer de Vattel uses authoritative appeals which express his views to the reader that in an international society of sovereign states, each state has certain undeniable rights and duties to which they are obligated. He states that in the law of nature men have mutual duties to assist one another. Since men are incapable of providing sufficient for themselves to improve their

    Essay Length: 1,255 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: May 14, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Duties of a Student

    Duties of a Student

    Duties of a Student As a student, we have duties. Without duties, we would all be snotty teenage students. Being able to recognize our duties is very important for the teacher. If we don’t follow our duties it would be chaotic for our teachers. The teachers would no longer desire to teach us. We would be left to fend for our education. We would end up being stupid cavemen or cavewomen, because all teenagers are

    Essay Length: 479 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Anna
  • E.D. Hirsch

    E.D. Hirsch

    E.D. Hirsch By Paul Denman Philosophy of Education Introduction Hirsch founded, who the Core Knowledge Foundation in 1986, wrote Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs To Know in 1987. He also co-wrote The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy in 1988. In 1996, he published The Schools We Need and Why We Don't Have Them. Hirsch outlines a philosophy of education that focuses on a universal core curriculum that is structured to the point that every school

    Essay Length: 264 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Steve
  • Earthquake


    Earthquake An earthquake is an unpredictable event in which masses of rock shift below the Earth's surface, releasing enormous amounts of energy and sending out shock waves which sometimes cause the ground to shake dramatically. Not all earthquakes cause calamity, but they are known to be one of the Earth's most destructive forces. Entire structures, including houses and dams, have been known to collapse in an earthquake. Earthquakes occur along fault lines, which are boundaries

    Essay Length: 544 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 6, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Eastern Philosophy [a Brief Overview]

    Eastern Philosophy [a Brief Overview]

    Eastern philosophy refers very broadly to the various philosophies of India, Iran (Persia), China, Japan, and to an extent, the Middle East. The usefulness of dividing philosophy into Western philosophy and other philosophies is open to challenge, partly because some see it as condescending to non-Western philosophies[citation needed]. To say this is not to deny that there are important traditions in philosophy that are intimately bound up with historical and geographical circumstances. When the term

    Essay Length: 2,913 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: May 23, 2010 By: Victor
  • Eating Disorders

    Eating Disorders

    Eating Disorders Eating Disorders are a serious mental health issue. One in ten cases of anorexia nervosa leads to death from starvation, cardiac arrest, and kidney failure, other medical complications, or suicide; furthermore, people with this disorder may die without treatment. Treatment usually begins in an outpatient facility, hospitalization may be necessary in serious cases. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating are three examples of psychiatric eating disorders. Bulimia Nervosa is a secretive cycle of

    Essay Length: 625 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Eating Disorders

    Eating Disorders

    Eating Disorders American society has a fascination with weight and being thin. As a result, many people suffer from eating disorders. The two most common types are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Individuals with anorexia nervosa are unwilling to maintain a body weight that is normal or expected for their weight, height and age, whereas individuals with bulimia nervosa regularly partake in discreet periods of overeating. Eating disorders are complex, alarming, and an increasing problem

    Essay Length: 1,294 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 6, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Ecofeminism


    Today, we live in a world interwoven with women's oppression, ecological degradation, and the exploitation of workers, race, and class. In the midst of these troubles, a movement known as ecofeminism appears to be gaining recognition. In the following, I hope to illustrate this revitalization movement . I will begin by characterizing a definition of ecofeminism; I will then bring to the forefront the ethical issues that Ecofeminism is involved with, then distinguish primary ideas

    Essay Length: 381 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Top
  • Econium of Helen by Gorgias

    Econium of Helen by Gorgias

    The text studied was "Encomium of Helen" by Gorgias. After reading the first few lines I had made an early assumption that I was not going to like this piece of writing. By the 5th paragraph or so my judgement was proven wrong for it got more interesting. To the best of my knowledge, this piece is the writer's opinion on the power of words and how they can do many things but most significantly,

    Essay Length: 285 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Mike
  • Economic Inequality: From a Aristotelian Perspective

    Economic Inequality: From a Aristotelian Perspective

    Economic Inequality: From a Aristotelian Perspective Cultivating a virtuous society is one of the key foundations for maintaining a successful nation and it is also essential to provide its citizens with the freedom to pursue happiness within an equitable means. Aristotle defines happiness as the activity of the soul that is in accordance with intellectual and moral virtue. However, when the leaders of a society replace virtue with matters that are at the expense of

    Essay Length: 752 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: May 19, 2015 By: DrGreenThumb383 .
  • Edmund Burke

    Edmund Burke

    This paper views the significance and role that Edmund Burke ascribed to religion in his political philosophy and how this emphasis on religion allowed him to foresee the future events. While analyzing his writings – the “Reflections on the Revolution in France”, “A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful”, “A Letter to the Noble Lord”, and the quotations by other authors as well as his biography, the focus of this paper has been kept

    Essay Length: 7,858 Words / 32 Pages
    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: July
  • Edu 206a - Emotionally and Behaviorally Challenged Students

    Edu 206a - Emotionally and Behaviorally Challenged Students

    Skelton Devin Skelton November 18, 2015 EDU 206A Dr. Carpenter Diversity Report Emotionally and behaviorally disturbed students is a wide spread problem throughout the United States. With there being so much emphasis on common core, and students trying to relatively learn the same material, there should be an extra emphasis put on students with emotional and behavioral problems. While for educators it can sometimes be frustrating having to teach students with different problems, it is

    Essay Length: 4,610 Words / 19 Pages
    Submitted: November 23, 2015 By: skelton19
  • Educating Ethical Behavior - Aristotle's Views on Akrasia

    Educating Ethical Behavior - Aristotle's Views on Akrasia

    EDUCATING ETHICAL BEHAVIOR: ARISTOTLE'S VIEWS ON AKRASIA Deborah Kerdeman University of Washington "Can the teaching of ethics really help cleanse the business world of shady dealings?" Asked by Newsweek magazine during the height of the recent Wall-Street scandals,1 this query resonates with perennial concerns about whether or not virtue can be taught and how such instruction might best be effected. The problem, Newsweek declares, is not that students lack ethical standards or are incapable of

    Essay Length: 2,901 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: David
  • Educating for a Better Society

    Educating for a Better Society

    Educating for a Better Society I feel that I take a very existentialist view on education. I think that there are many problems with our current education system and I think that we need that make drastic changes to the system that we currently use. In our current system not only are many students getting the raw deal but also we are not giving them a full education and turning students off from future education.

    Essay Length: 708 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Artur
  • Education of the Human Mind

    Education of the Human Mind

    The Entertainment Value Chain We've seen lots of activity along this value chain lately. NewsCorp/DirecTV and the abandoned Comcast-Disney effort are/were attempts to meld distribution and content. Time Warner is still trying (with little success) to combine distribution, content, and apps. Device makers like Apple and Gateway represent efforts (one successful, another not) to extend beyond devices. Palm and TiVo are examples of relatively new device-app combinations. Apple is grabbing three pieces of the value

    Essay Length: 683 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 19, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Educational Philosophy

    Educational Philosophy

    Philosophy 2 What is philosophy? According to the book, Foundations of Education, philosophies are fully developed bodies of thought each representing a generalized worldview (Ornstein & Levine, 2003). Many people have their own philosophies and worldviews so it is hard to say that everyone has the same educational philosophies. I never fully understood what a philosophy was or even acknowledged the fact that every teacher has a hidden philosophy behind their teaching strategies. My instructors

    Essay Length: 1,279 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: David
  • Effective Communication Between Men and Women

    Effective Communication Between Men and Women

    Effective Communication between Men and Women Many men and women find it quite difficult to understand exactly what their mates want. With this new boom of self-help books this is no longer a problem. Whether it is bad communication or dealing with petty arguments, there is a book out there for you and your partner. Although not all of the author's agree and there are many critics of these works, they do offer helpful insight

    Essay Length: 459 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 20, 2010 By: Janna
  • Effects of Machiavellianism

    Effects of Machiavellianism

    Machiavellian ethics suggest that all is fair as long as you reach your goal or "the ends justify the means." Whether it is gained by being glib, through manipulation, or lies, those who follow Machiavellian ethics are without remorse or empathy. This effects not only the individual but the society as a whole. To the individual, Machiavellian ethics can suggest a kill or be killed mentality, which is built on mistrust. If one adopted these

    Essay Length: 496 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: Artur
  • Effects of Music

    Effects of Music

    Effects of Music Exposure to music can have numerous beneficial effects. Several studies have proven that by listening to classical music, numerous different aspects of life improve. Although music is known to enhance temperament and relieve stress in individuals, it is also able to alter the course of medical conditions, develop better physical coordination and improve memory, therefore increasing test scores. Listening to classical music while taking a test can lead to better grades and

    Essay Length: 568 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: July 7, 2014 By: michbart4
  • Effects of the Enlightenment

    Effects of the Enlightenment

    Many men and women had significant impacts on the historical period known as the Enlightenment. Three men that had such an impact on the Enlightenment were Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Montesquieu. Each of these men had different theories and ideas about what type of government there should be. This resulted in many people having different opinions on how the government should rule their country. Due to this, the Enlightenment was a very chaotic and

    Essay Length: 558 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 5, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Egoism


    It is believed that humans act for different reasons; but for whom, or what, do or should they act? Is the reason humans act for themselves, for God, for the reaction of other people, or for the benefit of the planet? Is it even believable that we have a choice as to why we act and for whom? Is it possible for an individual to ever act only according to his or her own interests,

    Essay Length: 928 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: David
  • Egoism


    We should not always do what is in our best interest. Acting exclusively in one's own self-interest would require an assumption that one person is more deserving than another. And on what basis is this assumption justified? There is no justification for treating someone differently than others, simply for your own self-gain. Ethical egoism implies that your needs are more important than others yet provides no moral justification for this assumption. Ethical egoism leaves no

    Essay Length: 369 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 28, 2010 By: July
  • Egoism and Altruism; Are We Naturally Selfish

    Egoism and Altruism; Are We Naturally Selfish

    Rodriguez Egoism and Altruism; Are We Naturally Selfish? Just as there are moral rules that compel us to keep in mind the interests, emotions, or well being of others, there exist moral rules that demand us to take into account our own interests. An important presumption of morality then, is that it is plausible for us to perform for the concern of another. However, a major theory known as psychological egoism, proclaims that “everyone, in

    Essay Length: 1,511 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 7, 2017 By: Tonnya Rodriguez
  • Egyptian Love Poetry

    Egyptian Love Poetry

    The timeline of history is not a static one. As time progresses, most all aspects of life constantly advance. That being said, some things remain practically unchanged for several millennia. The ways of human nature are still as basic and at the same time incredibly complex today as they were thousands of years ago. A betrayal of a good friend hurts as much today as it did no matter what time period you look at.

    Essay Length: 1,003 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Einstein and Philosophy

    Einstein and Philosophy

    "Einstein and Philosophy" Einstein was a man that shared many similarities with the philosophers in Alain de Botton's The Consolations of Philosophy. The one-time aspiring teacher of philosophy has been through many of the same hardships that the philosophers in the book have gone through. One can only imagine what wonderful philosophical teachings would've sprung forth from such an intelligent man. His life was not a typical one, and as with many of the philosophers,

    Essay Length: 1,360 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 6, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Einstein's Theory Ethics

    Einstein's Theory Ethics

    In our restatement of Einstein's theory we say, "the most incomprehensible thing about reality is that it is knowable." From what I have gathered from Heraclites this statement holds water. Heraclites states "It is in changing that things find response". Through this statement we can conclude that the only thing we can know is that the world is constantly changing. If the world is constantly changing, that would cause one to think that it could

    Essay Length: 868 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Artur
  • Embalming Modern Mummification

    Embalming Modern Mummification

    In ancient Egyptian society, preserving a body after death was an important process necessary for entrance into an immortal existence, that is how mummification became important. Embalming was initiated during the civil war in the US, to make possible for the bodies of the soldiers to return home for a proper funeral. Embalming and mummification are both processes to delay the decay of the body. Not everyone was mummified in Egypt, a complete mummification process

    Essay Length: 369 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: July 25, 2017 By: Indra de la Cruz
  • Emergence of Logic

    Emergence of Logic

    All of science and every discipline of study is built on the premise that the universe operates according to rules that are consistent with logic and reason. For it is not possible to study something that does not comply with reason. And so we try to apply reason to everything in the universe, and we strive to understand everything from how the universe began to its very purpose and destiny. We use logic to discern

    Essay Length: 1,169 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: April 22, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Emerson's Individualism

    Emerson's Individualism

    Lev Ginsburg Debate Essays Emerson's Individualism Emerson's "transcendentalism" is essentially a romantic individualism, a philosophy of life for a new people who had overthrown their colonial governors and set about conquering a new continent, in hopes of establishing new and unique views. Though Emerson is not a traditional philosopher, the tendency of his thought is toward inward reflection in which soul and intuition, or inspiration, are fundamental. The new American needed less criticism and a

    Essay Length: 943 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Victor
  • Emmanuel Kant’s Ethics

    Emmanuel Kant’s Ethics

    As we discussed in class on Monday night, Kant's main argument in the first section was dedicated to developing his belief that a rational beings have the capacity to reason and through this reason comes a beings ability to know what is right or wrong. Also, Kant revealed that a beings also have an inherent desire to keep themselves save physically and strive for happiness. Yet, these desires or needs can be fulfilled with pure

    Essay Length: 529 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 19, 2010 By: Mike
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