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  • Mech. of Pitching

    Mech. of Pitching

    A baseball pitcher throws a baseball across the plate and the batter hits it to center field, and elderly man pitches horseshoes, a young person spikes a volleyball, student practices driving a golf ball while a college athlete practices punting a football. Once more, as is the case with pushing and pulling, a widely diverse set of activities has a common denominator. Each of these activities involves sequential movement of the body segments resulting in

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    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Anna
  • Mechiavelli

    Mechiavelli

    Niccolo Machiavelli - Biography Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469 in Florence , Italy. He is known for being a political philosopher, historian, writer, statesman, and diplomat. Machiavelli is best known for his famous, influential work, "The Prince" (1513). This brought him a reputation of: amoral cynicism, being associated with corrupt government, diabolical (Showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil). Machiavellian and Machiavellianism are two concepts coined from Machiavelli's

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    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: Mike
  • Media in Politics

    Media in Politics

    Media in Politics It is a reasonable expectation that the media will gather the facts and report the news fairly, accurately and responsibly. The American public relies on the media for a great deal of its information. "The role of the press in American politics has become a major source of discussion and controversy in recent years" (Davis, 1). The question raised in this paper is, "Does the media present the news fairly, accurately, and

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    Submitted: May 25, 2010 By: Artur
  • Medical Ethics

    Medical Ethics

    Physician-assisted suicide refers to the physician acting indirectly in the death of the patient -- providing the means for death. The ethics of PAS is a continually debated topic. The range of arguments in support and opposition of PAS are vast. Justice, compassion, the moral irrelevance of the difference between killing and letting die, individual liberty are many arguments for PAS. The distinction between killing and letting die, sanctity of life, "do no harm" principle

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Anna
  • Meditations on First Philosophy: Descartes

    Meditations on First Philosophy: Descartes

    Meditations on First Philosophy By Rene Descartes In Meditation One Descartes doubts the existence of external objects because he has come to realize that many of the things he believed to be true in his youth are in fact false opinions. He doubts the existence of objects because he has used his false opinions as foundations for everything else in life that he perceives to be true. He searches for certainty by doubting the foundations

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Monika
  • Menniger Vs Lewis

    Menniger Vs Lewis

    Menniger vs Lewis In our present society people tend to despise crime and cherish justice, though crime remains to be a widespread humiliation and an international dilemma. Our prevailing methods for confronting crime are inefficient, unfair and too costly; our prisons are known to be in very harsh and hazardous conditions for the prisoners, but the question to be asked here is "who cares?" From time to time somebody calls for a change in the

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Meno

    Meno

    Meno Assignment Plato in answering the question whether virtue can be taught concludes that it (virtue) cannot be taught and it is not innate. Plato ends the dialogue stating that virtue must come from "divine allotment incomprehensibly (without mind)." (pg. 67) This emptiness that Plato leaves us is very consistent with much of his previous dialogues. This vague conclusion was founded on the lack of knowledge of what virtue is. This seems to leave one

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    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Mike
  • Meno

    Meno

    There is not a great deal of context that is crucial to understanding the essential themes of the Meno, largely because the dialogue sits nearly at the beginning of western philosophy. Socrates and Plato are working not so much in the context of previous philosophies as in the context of the lack of them. Further, this is very probably one of Plato's earliest surviving dialogues, set in about 402 BCE (by extension, we might presume

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    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: Monika
  • Meno’s Paradox

    Meno’s Paradox

    What is Meno's Paradox? First, who is Meno? The Meno is one of the earlier Platonic writings, which include Socrates and which look to try to define an ethic, in this case virtue. Meno himself is seemingly a man who is greedy for wealth, greedy for power, ambitious, and a back-stabber who tries to play everything to his own advantage. Meno starts by questioning Socrates. Can virtue be taught? Socrates says to Meno, well, what

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    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Max
  • Mental Illness Is a Disease

    Mental Illness Is a Disease

    Mental Illness is a Disease Jaquetta Espinosa Essentials of College English COMM 215 Linda Camp September 17, 2005 Mental illnesses are valid and treatable diseases. People have proven those mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia are illnesses of the brain. Mental illnesses should be taken care of similarly to general medical disorders, with medication and behavioral treatment. Some Americans believed mental illness is not a disease. Is mental illness a disease? Mental illness is a disease.

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    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Janna
  • Merciless Dogs

    Merciless Dogs

    Ever wonder why politicians are merciless dogs? Of course you have. Well, here's the answer. Machiavelli's classic text on acquiring and maintaining political power laid the foundation for modern politics, for better or for worse, and remains its bedrock. Machiavelli was an Italian patriot and a long-time member of the Italian hierarchy as a sort of political consultant, having been recently ejected from his position when he wrote this manual. Italy was then in a

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    Submitted: March 7, 2010 By: Max
  • Mercy Killing

    Mercy Killing

    "Euthanasia is often called "mercy killing". It is intentionally making someone die, rather than allowing that person to die naturally. It is sometimes the act of ending someone's life, who is terminally ill, or is suffering in severe pain. Euthanasia is mostly illegal in the world today. Euthanasia can be considered a form of suicide, if the person afflicted with the problem actively does it. The person volunteering to commit the act to that person

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    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Mike
  • Metaphoric Criticism of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Metaphoric Criticism of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    One of the most memorable and prolific speeches of the twentieth century was delivered on August 28, 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in our nation's capital. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of a dream in which the social norms at the time would shed away and life would take the form of the America originally envisioned by its founding fathers. It was this speech that portrayed the struggles of African Americans

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    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: July
  • Metaphysics

    Metaphysics

    Metaphysics has been given many definitions over the years, Aristotle says that it is the science of being as being, or the study of everything that can be. Another definition given to metaphysics is the science of the most universal conceptions. My personal favorite would be metaphysics is the science of the most abstract conceptions. This, to me, is saying that metaphysics is the study of ideas real physics does not solve, things that cannot

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    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Metaphysics

    Metaphysics

    Metaphysics can be defined as an attempt to comprehend the basic characteristics of reality. It is in fact so basic that it is all inclusive, whether something is observable or not. It answers questions of what things must be like in order to exist and how to differentiate from things that seem real but are not. A common thought is that reality is defined as what we can detect from our five senses. This type

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    Submitted: May 29, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Metaphysics : Plato Vs. Aristotle

    Metaphysics : Plato Vs. Aristotle

    What is real? Am I really alive? Is this really reality? These are just some of the questions metaphysics attempts to answer, as metaphysics is defined as "the branch of philosophy investigating what is really real" (Mitchell 24). Plato and Aristotle both had brilliant minds each in their own rights. They attempted to answer the questions of metaphysics, although, they both had different concepts of reality, this despite the fact that Aristotle studied under the

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    Submitted: April 10, 2010 By: Vika
  • Metaphysics and Borges Tlon

    Metaphysics and Borges Tlon

    Man I am glad that our world is intelligible! Enjoy! Jill Weglarz Metaphysics paper 8c In his excerpt of Tlon, Borges speaks about the discovery of a nation called Uqbar and exhibits much interest in it. He attempts to conduct research on it, however, fails miserably and can only find a single encyclopedia that mentions it existence. Some years later, Borges comes across an encyclopedia called the first encyclopedia of Tlon. He becomes fascinated with

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Artur
  • Metaphysics of the Trinity

    Metaphysics of the Trinity

    Metaphysics of the Trinity by Augustine In order to try to grasp the Doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity Saint Augustine presents to us it’s Metaphysics. The Catholic Church believes that God reveals Himself to us in three ways: Sacred Scripture, Creation and Tradition. Scripture: “Then God said…” (Genesis 1:3) and “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God…All things came to be through Him without

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    Submitted: May 8, 2010 By: Mike
  • Metaphysics of the Trinity by Augustine

    Metaphysics of the Trinity by Augustine

    Metaphysics of the Trinity by Augustine In order to try to grasp the Doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity Saint Augustine presents to us it’s Metaphysics. The Catholic Church believes that God reveals Himself to us in three ways: Sacred Scripture, Creation and Tradition. Scripture: “Then God said…” (Genesis 1:3) and “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God…All things came to be through Him without

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Method

    Method

    Al Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth, was just what the public needed. Not only does it break down global warming to its basic concepts such as the greenhouse gas effect and how the carbon dioxide release from the combustion of fossil fuels affects it, but it also details the global effects that will take place if carbon dioxide levels begin to rise. Throughout the movie, Al Gore uses strong visuals to help emphasize his point.

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    Submitted: May 11, 2011 By: elaisevilla
  • Method and Madness - Education in Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics

    Method and Madness - Education in Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics

    Education is a central part of the establishment and continued advancement of any government, so it rightfully commands the attention of politicians, philosophers, and citizens who seek the betterment of their own community and state to this day. The debate around the topic of education is even more heated because everyone has had some type of personal experience with it—be it through state-sponsored schooling, private education, professional training, or attaining a general understanding of the

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    Submitted: June 11, 2010 By: Mike
  • Methodist, Particularist, Skeptic

    Methodist, Particularist, Skeptic

    There are three arguments. That there can be no knowledge without method and no method without truth, and that all is circular and you can never know either. The particularist would argue that there is NO possible way of having knowledge of a METHOD, itself, without first defining a pure knowledge, since the idea of method would be a derivative of a first, pure, knowledge. In other words, the idea of "method" isn't possible without

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    Submitted: March 14, 2010 By: Monika
  • Mgt 331 - Diversity

    Mgt 331 - Diversity

    Diversity MGT 331 Peter Stein November 15, 2006 Diversity Diversity in the workplace has taken center stage in recent years. Executives at all levels cannot afford to ignore the richness brought about by having a truly diverse workforce. Nick Montagu explained diversity as, "a major business imperative that is about enriching the corporate culture while adding to the bottom line". He feels that success through diversity is, "Making the most of your own people through

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    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Steve
  • Michael Faraday

    Michael Faraday

    Michael Faraday is a British physicist and chemist, best known for his discoveries of electromagnetic induction and of the laws of electrolysis. He was born in 1791 to a poor family in London, Michael Faraday was extremely curious, questioning everything. He felt an urgent need to know more. At age 13, he became an errand boy for a bookbinding shop in London. He read every book that he bound, and decided that one day he

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    Submitted: April 21, 2010 By: Janna
  • Mike Rose

    Mike Rose

    An inheritance may consist of property, money, and securities to provide surety for its beneficiaries. The condition of the estate may be the product of birthright, hard work or even immoral acts. The deeds, beliefs and ethics of the bestower can have a deeper impact on the heirs than the estate itself. The scions' lives may be affected by the psychological, emotional or spiritual components of their inheritance. Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman undermines

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    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Military Draft and Moral Response

    Military Draft and Moral Response

    1st Essay Military Draft and Moral Response Relativist: The idea behind relativism is that the assumptions about what is “right” and “wrong” have no universal truth or objective validity. The relativist also believes “right” and “wrong” are relative to each culture’s perception (which is known as cultural relativism) or to each individuals perception (known as individual relativism). Because “right” and “wrong”, according to cultural relativists, has no universal truth one can’t conclude that the issuing

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    Submitted: April 8, 2010 By: Anna
  • Mill

    Mill

    Based substantially around the concept of progression, John Stuart Mill pontificates upon the idea of liberty of both the individual and of the state. Liberty as defined by Mill is the "nature and limits of the power of which can be legitimately exercised by society over the individual." From his initial definition of liberty Mills elaborates on liberty by grouping it into three parts. Liberty of thought and opinion, liberty of tastes and pursuits, and

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    Submitted: March 14, 2010 By: Edward
  • Mill /descartes

    Mill /descartes

    On Liberty is one of Mill’s most famous works and remains the one most read today. In this book, Mill expounds his concept of individual freedom within the context of his ideas on history and the state. On Liberty depends on the idea that society progresses from lower to higher stages and that this progress culminates in the emergence of a system of representative democracy. It is within the context of this form of government

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    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: Bred
  • Mill Debate on Liberty

    Mill Debate on Liberty

    1 Mills debate on liberty Philosophy 301 Mills has two very different theories on how political philosophy should be organized. First is his Utilitarianism view which is that a society will do what is better for the majority of people to make them happiest. Mills next concept is liberty is based on the rights every individual has to pursue his own view of happiness. According to Mills the only time individual rights can be restricted

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    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Mill Locke on Liberty

    Mill Locke on Liberty

    Through out history, many philosophers have discussed the rights of mankind such as existence, liberty and especially property. In the work “The Second Treatise of Civil Government” written by John Locke, mankind’s natural rights are critically examined one by one. This essay aims to discuss whether John Stuart Mill’s harm principle that he mentions in “On Liberty” can be exercised while not violating the natural rights of mankind or not. First of all, in order

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    Submitted: March 23, 2010 By: Mike
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