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  • Are Arithmetical Truths Empirically Falsifiable?

    Are Arithmetical Truths Empirically Falsifiable?

    Arithmetic and the study of arithmetic have been around for many centuries. Used by people to trade with each other, understand each others' problems, build houses etc. Arithmetic is a huge part of everyday life for everyone on the planet. So why do we have arithmetical ideas and concepts? I think this is pretty simple. Arithmetic exists because we need it to live and interact with each other. A good way for us to understand

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    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Steve
  • Are Christianity, Islam, and Judaism "male-Chauvinist" Institutions?

    Are Christianity, Islam, and Judaism "male-Chauvinist" Institutions?

    I. Introduction Are Christianity, Islam, and Judaism "male-chauvinist" institutions (Mathieu P. 75)? In this paper I will attempt to prove that Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are not "male-chauvinist" institutions, but rather have hierarchy in place that is based on logic and tradition. Firstly, I intend to show that the roles of men and women in the above-mentioned religions follow natural tendencies of both genders. Secondly, I intend to show that Mathieu's argument that both men

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    Submitted: May 19, 2010 By: Jack
  • Are Curfews Effective and Constitutional?

    Are Curfews Effective and Constitutional?

    Are Curfews Effective and Constitutional? After being gone for several decades, juvenile curfews have reappeared in communities across the United States. Researchers estimate that nearly 75 percent of major American cities now enforce some form of a nocturnal curfew. A 2004 survey of 300 adult residents in San Diego revealed that 92 percent supported the city's juvenile curfew, 72 percent agreed that the curfew made them feel safer, and 87 percent believed that the curfew

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: regina
  • Are Group Rights Justified?

    Are Group Rights Justified?

    Are differentiating measures justified in the name of a group right or interest or should they be condemned as violating the rights of individuals to equal treatment? It has been argued that differentiating measures that grant rights exclusively to groups are unjust as they trespass on the individual's fundamental right to equal treatment. This essay seeks to prove that when applied in a fair manner group rights can enhance the equality of treatment received by

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Are Humans Animals, or Are They Something More?

    Are Humans Animals, or Are They Something More?

    Human beings should be more than animals, but are they really? In Republic, by Plato, Antigone, by Sophocles, The Aeneid of Virgil, by Virgil, and On Justice Power and Human Nature, by Thucydides, it seems as though human beings really are nothing more than animals. Animals are thought of as not caring about anyone but himself or herself. It is survival of the fittest, if you are not strong enough, someone else will take your

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    Submitted: March 12, 2010 By: Top
  • Are Humans Good or Evil?

    Are Humans Good or Evil?

    Thomas Hobbes stated in his book Leviathan that humans are by nature evil. People are greedy and selfish, and life is nasty, short, and brutal. Hobbes was an educated man who used examples of past events to prove that humans are by nature evil. Even today we can see examples of humans being evil. In history there have been many instances when people have been evil. Dictators who oppress there people, governments corrupt there power,

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Mike
  • Are Persons Bodies?

    Are Persons Bodies?

    The so-called mind-body problem, the relationship of the mind to the body, is commonly seen as the central issue in the philosophy of mind, though there are many issues concerning the nature of mentality which do not involve its relation to the physical. Through out this essay I will cover the main arguments of the mind-body problem. I will do this by researching into different opinions of the main schools of thought. It is important

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    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Steve
  • Are Persons Bodies?

    Are Persons Bodies?

    "Are Persons Bodies?" In this essay I am going to investigate the question as to whether persons are bodies. If a person is just a body, then is the mind not involved in any way or connected? Are individuals more than just a body? If it is not connected then how does the person function? I will attempt to answer some of these questions in this essay. Firstly, it maybe believed that the body is

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    Submitted: May 16, 2010 By: Monika
  • Are Science & Religion Compatible?

    Are Science & Religion Compatible?

    Are Science & Religion Compatible? The relationship between Science and Religion can be explained from two discrete points of view. Some would argue that scientific explanations are the only means of explaining our existence, while others would argue that religion and the story of creation provide a sufficient amount of the world's conception. Religion and science both have the same basis, which are truth and understanding. It is this similarity that allows a direct link

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Are We or Are We Not the Prisoners?

    Are We or Are We Not the Prisoners?

    Are we or are we not the prisoner or our own conceptions? In the cave allegory, Plato describes the human condition as a type of blissful ignorance. I agree with Plato that we are prisoners of our own belief. In this essay, I describe my own opinions and issues to answer some of the questions. The first question that I would like to discuss is, Are we prisoners to our own beliefs and notions of

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    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: regina
  • Are We Social Beings?

    Are We Social Beings?

    Many people ask the questions "are we social Beings"? Some find it more relaxing to keep to their selves while others feel comfortable in a more social setting among their peers. This is important because it dictates how we act around people. If someone likes to be alone and keep to his or herself, then they will more then likely have questionable people skills, where as someone who loves to have people around them, will

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    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Arendt - to What Extent Do the Workers Experience Freedom in the Institution?

    Arendt - to What Extent Do the Workers Experience Freedom in the Institution?

    ARENDT: To what extent do the workers experience freedom in the institution? Hannah Arendt sees freedom as something that is not just the phenomenon of the will. She sees freedom in the course of politics, wherein there is a public space. This public space is defined by Arendt as a “politically organized world” where man can assert one’s own uniqueness, where man learns freedom through the interaction with other people. For Arendt, freedom can be

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    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Victor
  • Argument Analysis: Judith Jarvis Thomason's a Defense of Abortion

    Argument Analysis: Judith Jarvis Thomason's a Defense of Abortion

    Danny Cross Prof. Cecere PHI 220-101M Ethics 11/15/2017 Argument Analysis: Judith Jarvis Thomson’s A Defense of Abortion Judith Jarvis Thomson’s main thesis in this article was an argument that a fetus is not a person from the moment of conception, and that abortion is not always impermissible but also not always permissible. Meaning that abortion is sometimes acceptable, even if the fetus is considered persons. The circumstances surrounding an abortion color the permissibility morally. She

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    Submitted: December 3, 2017 By: Danny Cross
  • Argument in the Apology

    Argument in the Apology

    The main argument in The Apology by famous ancient Greek philosopher Plato is whether, notorious speaker and philosopher Socrates is corrupting the youth by preaching ungodly theories and teaching them unlawful ideas that do harm to individuals and society. In his words Socrates quoted the prosecution's accusation against him: "Socrates is guilty of corrupting the minds of the young, and of believing in supernatural things of his own invention instead of the gods recognized by

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    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Arguments Against Skepticism

    Arguments Against Skepticism

    If I tried to simply tell a skeptic, "That rock will fall from the cliff because of gravity," he won't believe me because he will simply say, "Not necessarily." In fact, this can be the skeptic's answer to just about any attempt to refute his position. It has long been pointed out by opponents of skepticism that such an attitude cannot be taken to its extreme conclusion in the real world in which we operate-

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    Submitted: March 30, 2010 By: Mike
  • Arguments on Utilitarianism

    Arguments on Utilitarianism

    Arguments on Utilitarianism Which is more valuable: a game of push-pin or the study of Latin? Which has greater worth: the life of a single young girl or the lives of an entire community? These are the sorts of questions raised when dealing with the matter of utilitarianism. According to Jeremy Bentham, the father of the theory, the ultimate moral goal of human beings should be to increase pleasure and to decrease pain. To maximize

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    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Aristole

    Aristole

    Aristotle in the first page of Book 1 Nicomachean Ethics tells us basically for every activity there is some measure of good, but a certain difference is found among the endings of these activities. He goes on to say “there are many actions, arts, and sciences, their ends also are many; the end of the medical art is health, that of shipbuilding a vessel, that of strategy victory, that of economics wealth.” He goes on

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    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Vika
  • Aristolte’s Views of a Citizen

    Aristolte’s Views of a Citizen

    In book three of Aristotle's Politics, he talks about the nature of constitutions but in order for him to do this he first ponders what makes a citizen a citizen. This definition is crucial to understanding the nature of constitutions and the changing nature of cities because as constitutions change so too does the city. Since the city is made up of citizens one question that is raised after reading book three that is useful

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    Submitted: May 18, 2010 By: Mike
  • Aristotle

    Aristotle

    Aristotle, along with Plato and Socrates, are generally considered as the three most influential ancient Greek philosophers in Western thought. Among them they transformed Presocratic Greek philosophy into the foundations of Western philosophy as we know it. The writings of Plato and Aristotle form the core of Ancient philosophy. Aristotle placed much more value on knowledge gained from the senses and would correspondingly be better classed among modern empiricists (see materialism and empiricism). He also

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    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Bred
  • Aristotle

    Aristotle

    In my opinion the consequences of our actions should play as a reminder in our effort to assess what is ethical behavior and what is not. It can be said as a reminder because, individuals may learn from their actions. The consequences of their actions are either ethical or not. Therefore, every time the individuals look back to their actions, they will remember whether the actions have left them a good result or not. Thus,

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    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: Victor
  • Aristotle

    Aristotle

    Before actually focusing on the main details of Aristotle's argument, we should pay careful attention to the opening explanation he makes in Book I about the nature of his inquiry. The first important point that he stresses is that the study of the character of human beings is dependent on what a human being is. Aristotle states that a human is not a person that lives in isolation, but someone who also lives with parents,

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    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: July
  • Aristotle

    Aristotle

    People for the most part, are social beings who fill their lives with other people and name them friends. More often than not, we are always trying (or willing) to add new people to our group of friends. Books VIII and IX of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics focus exclusively on the issue of friendship. Aristotle understood the importance of friendship. Today friendship is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "one joined to another in intimacy

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    Submitted: February 6, 2010 By: Anna
  • Aristotle

    Aristotle

    ARISTOTILE, ARISTOTLE. Aristotle of Stagira, 384-322 B.C., was the son of Nicomachus, physician to Amyntas II, king of Macedonia. He was Plato's pupil from 367 until Plato's death in 347 B.C. In that year Philip destroyed Stagira, and in 342 he invited Aristotle to Macedonia to become Alexander's tutor. When Alexander started out for Persia in 335, Aristotle returned to Athens, where he opened a school of philosophy and natural sciences. He was charged with

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    Submitted: February 11, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Aristotle

    Aristotle

    Politics of Plato and Aristotle To compare the political theories of two great philosophers of politics is to first examine each theory in depth. Plato is regarded by many experts as the first writer of political philosophy, and Aristotle is recognized as the first political scientist. These two men were great thinkers. They each had ideas of how to improve existing societies during their individual lifetimes. It is necessary to look at several areas of

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    Submitted: April 14, 2010 By: Steve
  • Aristotle

    Aristotle

    Aristotle was born in Stagira, located in northern Greece, in 384 B.C. He died in Chalcis, on the Aegean island of Euboea, in 322 B.C. Aristotle's father had been court physician to the Macedonian king Amyntas II. Aristotle lost both of his parents when he was child, and was brought up by a friend of the family. Aristotle wrote 170 books, 47 of which still exist more than two thousand years later. Aristotle was also

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    Submitted: May 19, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Aristotle

    Aristotle

    Aristotle Aristotle was born in 384 BCE. at Stagirus, a Greek colony and seaport on the coast of Thrace. While he was still a boy his father died. At age 17 his guardian, Proxenus, sent him to Athens, the intellectual center of the world, to complete his education. He joined the Academy and studied under Plato, attending his lectures for a period of twenty years. In the later years with Plato and the Academy he

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    Submitted: May 31, 2010 By: Yan
  • Aristotle

    Aristotle

    "The division of beings in this section is said to be related to the subject of the being, as it is opposed to the subject the being that is alternately classified as "in a subject." What Aristotle is doing in this section of the Categories is dividing the essential reality of things, or their existence, into four separate classes. Each of these classes has its limitations and parameters, but not all of them are mutually

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    Submitted: May 5, 2011 By: darkarrow
  • Aristotle

    Aristotle

    American feminist jurisprudence is the study of the construction and workings of the law from perspectives which foreground the implications of the law for women and women's lives. This study includes law as a theoretical enterprise as well its practical and concrete effects in women's lives. Further, it includes law as an academic discipline, and thus incorporates concerns regarding pedagogy and the influence of teachers. On all these levels, feminist scholars, lawyers, and activists raise

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    Submitted: May 9, 2011 By: pooza
  • Aristotle and Epicurus

    Aristotle and Epicurus

    According to Aristotle, the highest virtue of man is reason. He believes reason is what separates us from other living beings. Without reason, we would be no different than animals living on instinct. To understand exactly what he means, we must understand how Aristotle defines virtue. Virtue, according to Aristotle, is the excellence of function. Everything has a specific function and performing that function with excellence leads to having virtue. He believes the unique human

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    Submitted: March 19, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Aristotle and Friendship

    Aristotle and Friendship

    Aristotle and Friendship According to Aristotle, there are three kinds of friendship based on three kinds of love that unite people. Aristotle defines friendship through the word, philia. Philia is the emotional bond between human beings which provides the basis for all forms of social organizations, common effort, and personal relationships between people. The three kinds of friendship Aristotle explains are utility, pleasure, and complete friendship. Friendship based on mutual utility is the kind of

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    Submitted: May 7, 2010 By: Venidikt

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