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  • Tok - Legalisation of Drugs

    Tok - Legalisation of Drugs

    Legalisation of Drugs The discussion on whether or not to legalise drugs is not controversial, as popular thought considers the matter to be ridiculous and that the debate should be focused on how to fight drugs instead. But, could it be that they are the same thing? Have our strict norms gotten in the way of solving this major societal problem? This essay will discuss the matter and it will also touch upon different views

    Essay Length: 536 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Steve
  • Tok in Real Life

    Tok in Real Life

    Mikaela Pellerin 26 May 2015 TOK in Real Life The other day when I was in school I was arguing with a friend about a subject that I saw on the T.V and my view on what should or shouldn’t have happened. This relates to theory of knowledge because I had to try and understand my other friend’s perception or view of what point they were arguing. That way I could see a broader picture

    Essay Length: 756 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: September 2, 2015 By: Mikaela Pellerin
  • Torture


    In the Webster's dictionary it is defined as: an infliction of severe physical pain as a means of punishment or coercion. I think this definition makes more sense and gives the word more meaning. When we took a look at some of the gruesome pictures of torture that made me think there is absolutely no reason for this. I found it amazing that people can do such things and not even have a reason behind

    Essay Length: 324 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 9, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Towards the Formulation of the Most Appropriate

    Towards the Formulation of the Most Appropriate

    Education plays a crucial r0le in national development as it serves as a powerful catalyst for change. Cognizant of this vital role of education, the Philippines has provided for provisions to ensure that the citizens of the country are given access to their right for quality education. Hence, in Article XIV, Section 1 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, the following provision is set: "The state shall protect and promote the right of all citizens to

    Essay Length: 537 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Victor
  • Traditional Versus Modern Ethics

    Traditional Versus Modern Ethics

    Well, at any given time there are many different standards of ethics around the world, depending on where you are. The main thing to know is that ethics are winding down, things are getting less ethical, and they are developing into something worse. The early developments in moral and political philosophy left a lasting effect through the history of those. For both moral and political philosophy it is both Plato and Aristotle that have been

    Essay Length: 549 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Traditional View of Proper Sexual Conduct

    Traditional View of Proper Sexual Conduct

    Part I 1. Is there a traditional conception pf proper sexual conduct in our society? What is it? Critically discuss arguments favoring this traditional view. Critically discuss on what grounds the tradition can be attacked? In our society, a code of proper sexual conduct has been established. The code has been followed by many in the past and continues to be followed presently. The Traditional View of Proper Sexual Conduct is the most extreme conservative

    Essay Length: 3,722 Words / 15 Pages
    Submitted: January 17, 2010 By: Mike
  • Transcendentalism


    Transcendentalism was a movement in philosophy, literature, and religion that emerged and was popular in the nineteenth century New England because of a need to redefine man and his place in the world in response to a new and changing society. The industrial revolution, universities, westward expansion, urbanization and immigration all made the life in a city like Boston full of novelty and turbulence. Transcendentalism was a reaction to an impoverishment of religion and mechanization

    Essay Length: 511 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 13, 2010 By: regina
  • Trapped in a Fake World

    Trapped in a Fake World

    To understand what it truly means to be a brain in a vat one must understand the meaning of these words. The proper definition of "Vat" is a large vessel, tube, cistern, or barrel used to hold or store liquids. So essentially what it means to be a brain in a vat is to be a brain in a vessel with sustaining liquid and neural connections. Neural connections mean electronic or organic connections from your

    Essay Length: 526 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Treastie on Thinking

    Treastie on Thinking

    What you are about to read are only my thoughts. The thoughts in which I would pay any amount of money not to behold for I wish I could be simple minded and just follow instead of being damned with holding thoughts that no one else shares. The whole idea, man governing man is simply ridiculous. What gives any man the idea that he is in some way more powerful than any others? Man just

    Essay Length: 534 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Yan
  • Trial of Socrates

    Trial of Socrates

    In the trial of Socrates I am going to show that the defendant is not guilty on the first charge of corrupting the youth. My justifications for this vote are as follows. Socrates didn't corrupt the youth, he just shared his ideas with them and they in turn chose the path to take these ideas. Part of understanding this case is understand the time in which the case was held. This time being 399 B.C.,

    Essay Length: 524 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: June 13, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • True Existence

    True Existence

    True existence A waking life is what we all live but sometimes we cannot decipher whether or not we are awake .Wiley Wiggins quest to find if this world that he lives in is a realm of thought or the real thing, brings you the views of many passionate individuals that make you think and ask questions about your very own existence. The movie lets you look into a realm where a young boy cannot

    Essay Length: 506 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Steve
  • True Guardian in Republic, Euthyphro and Crito

    True Guardian in Republic, Euthyphro and Crito

    True Guardian in Republic, Euthyphro and Crito In the Republic, Socrates creates an imaginary world which is completely different from that time’s Greece. He defines a new type of rulers called true guardians who are supposed to rule this new world and fully determines their characteristics and calls them philosopher – king. Because Socrates is also a philosopher, in a deep analysis, based on the Republic, Euthyphro and Crito, I will look for whether Socrates

    Essay Length: 715 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Mikki
  • True Justice According to St. Augustine

    True Justice According to St. Augustine

    True justice according to St. Augustine Augustine lived during the fall of the Roman Empire and had a Roman education. As can be concluded from the title, Augustine was a Christian, but not for whole his life. He got baptized after a period of personal drama, caused by a personal intellectual and spiritual journey. After his baptism, he lived as a priest in Hippo, North Africa. In this period, he wrote a vast amount of

    Essay Length: 791 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Yan
  • True Justified Beliefs

    True Justified Beliefs

    A true justified belief, on account of knowledge, is one that is irrefutable. Or so we were lead to believe prior to knowing and understanding Gettier's "problem", that is, the one with this whole idea. If we intend to seek knowledge, we must first and foremost lay down the ground work for how we are going to attain that said knowledge. That is to say, what are the characteristics that determine that something is in

    Essay Length: 620 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: June 10, 2010 By: Yan
  • Truly Understanding Truth

    Truly Understanding Truth

    �The grass is green,’ �there is a staple holding the pages of this essay together,’ �there is a statue of Peter Canisius in the center of the upper quad at Canisius College.’ These sentences all have one thing in common, truth. But how can one be so sure these statements are true? What makes them true? And what differentiates these true statements from being false? Truth has been studied by several philosophers for years. Over

    Essay Length: 941 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Trusting of Senses

    Trusting of Senses

    Senses are a primary thing we use to navigate through everyday life. Tastes, smells, and colours are used to determine our surroundings every minute of every day. Having knowledge that these senses can be trusted is a controversial subject. In “An Essay Concerning Human Understanding”, John Locke explains what he believes sensations, reflections, and ideas are. He talks about the importance of “primary qualities” and “secondary qualities” (pg 101). Primary qualities are qualities possessed that

    Essay Length: 361 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: October 15, 2017 By: Keelie Morgan
  • Truth


    One mid November Monday morning at the local elementary school a space opened up for the position of "truth" advisor. Out of necessity to fill this vacant position I, the principle, begin the day by writing the "help wanted" advertisement for the local paper. Other than the normal education requirements, I have requested one thing from the candidates; they must be willing to help the students of this school to find the "truth." After completing

    Essay Length: 824 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Vika
  • Truth in Nature

    Truth in Nature

    As a student my memory is probably the most important thing I have – at least in terms of school. Several subjects like history and biology require a great deal of memorization, and even though my teachers remind me time and time again that understanding and memorizing are two different things, I have managed to get by for a long period of time with just memorizing endless pages of words out of a textbook. I’ll

    Essay Length: 1,132 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: September 14, 2016 By: m.rahman6
  • Truth in Picasso’s the Old Guitarist

    Truth in Picasso’s the Old Guitarist

    Martin Heidegger regards language to be the ultimate reality, and holds poetry to be the highest and most authentic form. Language became a quasi-divinity, the ultimate reality or medium which explains the world to us. Heidegger takes this idea further to say all art is essentially poetry. He furthermore states the work of art, or in this case the painting is as dependent upon the painter as the painter is dependent upon the painting. This

    Essay Length: 1,625 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: David
  • Turing Machine

    Turing Machine

    A turing machine can be defined as a "device with a finite number of internal configurations, each of which involves the machine's being in one of a finite number of states". This means that in a machine there are certain inputs that when implemented will produce a certain output. These combinations of inputs can be used in a machine table to show the outputs for each state. By looking at a machine table one will

    Essay Length: 413 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Tv Violence

    Tv Violence

    i dont wantViolence Caused by T.V. Televisions growing popularity in the 1950's gradually gave way to the effects of violence during society. Leading up to today, children repeatedly commit acts of violence seen on television, through aggressiveness and desensitizing. These effects may be noticeable in the child's early stages of life or in adulthood. Illustrated in various examples through out the essay are the identification and effects of television violence, and ways to reduce the

    Essay Length: 408 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Mike
  • Two Conceptions of Freedom or Two Appearances of a Single Conception?

    Two Conceptions of Freedom or Two Appearances of a Single Conception?

    In his essay "Two Concepts of Liberty," Isaiah Berlin distinguishes between two conceptions of freedom, namely negative and positive conception of freedom. Basically he defines negative liberty as the absence of coercion. He states: "To coerce a man is to deprive him of freedom" (121). According to him, coercion is the intention to interfere in the freedom of an individual. Thus, absence of coercion is absence of deliberate, intentional coercion. For him, negative liberty requires

    Essay Length: 381 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Two Critical Analyses of Hemingway’s "hills like White Elephants"

    Two Critical Analyses of Hemingway’s "hills like White Elephants"

    Two Critical Analyses of Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" In "Hills Like White Elephants: The Jilting Of Jig," Nilofer Hashmi explores the many different layers of symbolism, the role of the American male, and the possible outcomes of the story. The use of symbolism is great in this story; therefore Hashmi uses the words of many critics to get through the various layers that the symbolism poses. Hashmi uses Doris Lanier's argument for support in

    Essay Length: 1,004 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Victor
  • Two Main Theories of How to Reward

    Two Main Theories of How to Reward

    Discuss two main theories of how to reward. Which is the best theory and why? The two main theories of how to reward are retributivist and utilitarian. Retributivist is the theory of that they ought to be rewarded for what they have done and rewarding people for their efforts. They are not concerned with rewarding people with incentives to do more work and better or the consequences it may have in the future. The other

    Essay Length: 667 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 18, 2011 By: trewcy
  • Ulitarianism


    “Utilitarianism is the ethical doctrine that the moral worth of an action is solely determined by its contribution to overall utility in maximizing happiness or pleasure as summed among all persons.”- Wikipedia. This means that a person should do everything in his power to achieve ultimate bliss. Good is what brings happiness to most people in the world. This principle is based on decisions that human kind makes. These decisions are based of benefit, with

    Essay Length: 1,396 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Anna
  • Umm My First Essay-Do Not Use

    Umm My First Essay-Do Not Use

    Jainism is one of the oldest religions. A detailed discussion of Jain history would be very long. It covers many different periods of history. I have divided the time-scale into seven periods so that we can correlate the events within the Jain history, and can also relate the history of Jainism with other events in India and outside of India. You will note that several famous philosophers were contemporary of Lord Mahavira, and that 13-15th

    Essay Length: 254 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 27, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Un Secretary General Kofi Annan once Remarked That "the World Cannot Stand Aside When Gross and Systematic Violations of Human Rights Are Taking Place". What Is Needed, He Said, Are "legitimate and Universal Principles" on Which Intervention Can Be Based

    Un Secretary General Kofi Annan once Remarked That "the World Cannot Stand Aside When Gross and Systematic Violations of Human Rights Are Taking Place". What Is Needed, He Said, Are "legitimate and Universal Principles" on Which Intervention Can Be Based

    Morality is not about, what we should not do, but about what we should do. It is about doing the right thing. It is about how we should live our lives. No one seems to have the power to control another's actions and life. In order to find out if anyone has power, the source or basis of morality has to be established. With regards to this, there are four schools of thought. The four

    Essay Length: 1,429 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: March 16, 2010 By: Max
  • Unconventional Women

    Unconventional Women

    In an old Hebrew myth, scribed in medieval times, Adam had a wife prior to the complacent, obedient Eve; her name was Lilith. Lilith was created not from rib, but from the same dust as Adam. As the story goes, Lilith refused to lie beneath Adam, stating that they were equals. When Adam tried to force her into compliance, she fled to the treacherous Red Sex. Considered a demoness by all accounts, she sat on

    Essay Length: 1,199 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Understanding Descartes' Method of Doubt

    Understanding Descartes' Method of Doubt

    Understanding Descartes' Method of Doubt Clear your mind, if you will, of everything you have ever seen or known to be true. To begin understanding Rene Descartes' method of doubt, you need to suspend all prejudice and prior judgments and start with a clean slate "for the purpose of discovering some ultimate truth on which to base all thought." (Kolak, Pg.225). Discouraged with much skepticism from his own beliefs, Descartes was embarrassed of his own

    Essay Length: 943 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Understanding Dostoevsky

    Understanding Dostoevsky

    While confronting Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground seems a difficult task initially, one must be able to transcend the elaborate diction and parodies, and comprehend the author himself, while also taking root the message Dostoevsky had originally intended in the time it was addressed. Understanding the author himself, along with the period in which the work was written, augments one's overall discernment of the passage. In the age he wrote, Dostoevsky must have seemed eccentric and

    Essay Length: 499 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: Mike

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