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  • Why Be a Racist?

    Why Be a Racist?

    PHIL 367 Research Paper Why be a Racist? They were walking down an alley one day when a group of people suddenly surrounded them. Before the couple could say, "excuse me" and leave they were forcefully parted. The female was badly beaten and the male's legs were broken. Right before the group of people were leaving one of them stated, "that's what you get for being on our land you sand niggers". Now days in

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    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: Max
  • Why Did Karl Marx Regard the Working Class to Be the only Revolutionary Class Under Capitalism?

    Why Did Karl Marx Regard the Working Class to Be the only Revolutionary Class Under Capitalism?

    Why did Karl Marx regard the working class to be the only revolutionary class under capitalism? By Kevin O' Connor "Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Working men of all countries, unite!"- Communist Manifesto Chapter 4 (Ref. 1) In the communist manifesto, Marx divides society into two main classes, the bourgeoisie, who are the owners of the

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    Submitted: May 26, 2010 By: Max
  • Why God Allows Evil

    Why God Allows Evil

    Why God Allows Evil Swinburne defends the view that the existence of evil in the world is consistent with the existence of an omnipotent, perfectly good God. Not only are they consistent, he argues, but the amount of good in the world requires the possibility of substantial evil. He begins his argument by distinguishing moral evil (which comes from humans acting in morally bad ways) from natural evil (pain and suffering that comes from anything

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    Submitted: January 5, 2010 By: Vika
  • Why Is Euthanasia Controversial?

    Why Is Euthanasia Controversial?

    Euthanasia- The word Euthanasia has Greek origins. There are different types of euthanasia, passive, non-aggressive, and aggressive. Passive euthanasia is withholding common treatments (such as antibiotics, drugs, or surgery) or giving a medication knowing that it may also result in death. sort of like the principle of double effects. Passive euthanasia is currently the most accepted form. Non-aggressive Euthanasia is the practice of withdrawing life support and is more controversial. Aggressive Euthanasia is using lethal

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Why Is Knowledge "good?"

    Why Is Knowledge "good?"

    Many people believe knowledge is neutral. Its goodness or badness is determined by the way it is used. The "neutral" view of knowledge, however, does not emphasize the important fact that the more we know the more likely we are to act and do good. In other words, knowledge can be used for both good and evil; however, if we employ the tools of statistics or probability we will easily show that knowledge is overwhelmingly

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    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Bred
  • Why Is Personal Identity Important in Locke’s View?

    Why Is Personal Identity Important in Locke’s View?

    In his essay Of Identity and Diversity, Locke talks about the importance of personal identity. The title of his essay gives an idea of his view. Identity, according to Locke, is the memory and self consciousness, and diversity is the faculty to transfer memories across bodies and souls. In order to make his point more understandable, Locke defines man and person. Locke identifies a man as an animal of a certain form and a person

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    Submitted: April 16, 2010 By: Mike
  • Why Is the Crowd Important in Existentialism?

    Why Is the Crowd Important in Existentialism?

    Why is The Crowd Important in Existentialism? The crowd is important in existentialism because the gives you an idea of what existentialism dislikes. In existentialism you deal with exploring the individual’s way or the individuals mind. But the crowd represents everything outside of the mind, things, or objects that can influence the mind, basically the other. The existentialist would say anything that deals with your mind or your consciousness is what is important and would

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    Submitted: March 7, 2010 By: Yan
  • Why Must a Ruler Be Prepared to Act in Ways That Are Not Considered Good

    Why Must a Ruler Be Prepared to Act in Ways That Are Not Considered Good

    In The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli puts forward a view of ruling a state that is considerably different and a complete contradiction from the beliefs and teachings of humanists of his time. He argued against the humanist view that princes must act virtually, in ways such as justice. He disagreed with humanist beliefs and instead believed that he must be prepared to do wrong in order to succeed. Therefore Machiavelli held a pessimistic view of human

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    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Mike
  • Why People Believe in the Thruth?

    Why People Believe in the Thruth?

    Why people believe in the truth? In order for our early ancestors to help secure their existence, it was necessary for them to be able to live together in groups. On their own, they would have struggled to survive. By living in a (somewhat) coherent group, they would have been able to produce more goods and ideas than a bunch of individuals on their own ever could. In order for our ancestors to be able

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    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: regina
  • Why People Do Bad Thing

    Why People Do Bad Thing

    Free will is what gives us the choice to do good or evil and relates to the virtue that every person has. In Plato's "Meno", Socrates argues with Meno over what virtue really is and the true definition. At one point, they discuss that being virtuous is "find joy in beautiful things." The go on at length arguing what is beautiful and what is good. They also cover whether or not people actually do desire

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    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: Jon
  • Why Should We Be Moral?

    Why Should We Be Moral?

    WHY SHOULD WE BE MORAL??? Being moral is a choice free from both internal and external factors. Unless we have some convincing reasons for being moral, there is no point in enquiring what is morally good and what is not. This question concerns reasons than causes. Also one must realize that being moral involves self denial. For example a moral person must not take BRIBE, but another person who is not moral and takes bribes

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    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: Jon
  • Why Switch from Metaphysics to a Practise of Pataphysics

    Why Switch from Metaphysics to a Practise of Pataphysics

    Why might a philosopher these days switch from tradition old-style "representation theory" or "metaphysics" to a practise of "pataphysics" instead, and how might "pataphysics" be helpful for the "aesthetic re-enchantment" of life? There are several questions this essay sets out to answer. These are; is a life of metaphysical belief likely to lead one to a life of happiness; is a life of pataphysical story making, likely to lead to a life of happiness; and

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Steve
  • Why the Need to Study Machiavelli's Ideas

    Why the Need to Study Machiavelli's Ideas

    WHY THE NEED TO STUDY MACHIAVELLI’S IDEAS Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), the writer of the book The Prince (1532), was both a public servant for the state of Florence, Italy and a political theorist. The book which gained a bad reputation when it was written now serves as a guide book for most politicians and heads of state (princes) around the world. The Prince (II Principe) is a book which contains practical examples and factual information

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    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Will the Meek Inherit the Earth

    Will the Meek Inherit the Earth

    Greed, selfishness and hatred remain as constant as the human condition. The human condition comprises the totality of our experiences of being human and living human lives. As mortal entities, there are a series of determined events which are common to most human lives and some which are inevitable for everyone. The ongoing way in which humans react to or cope with these events is the human condition. Everything in human life depends on the

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    Submitted: March 17, 2010 By: Top
  • Will to Power

    Will to Power

    The "Will to Power" Nietzsche believed the will to power to be the fundamental causal power in the world, the driving force of all natural phenomena and the dynamic to which all other causal powers could be reduced. I believe Nietzsche in part hoped the will to power could be a theory of everything, providing the ultimate foundations for explanations of everything from whole societies, to individual organisms, down to simple lumps of matter. The

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Woman Studies

    Woman Studies

    Our culture is unique in the way that the media gives sympathy towards certain social problems. People who are diagnosed with certain specified cancers such as breast and leukemia are viewed as heroes and true survivors of a never ending struggle to gain back their once healthy lives. I am not trying to say that those who have such illness do not deserve the attention and praise for some many supporters but am merely pointing

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    Submitted: April 26, 2010 By: Bred
  • Women’s Rights

    Women’s Rights

    Are women governed by their own free will that is influenced by social conditioning or instinctively by biological destiny/identity or both? "To be or become a woman tend to be viewed as the effect of a social conditioning to be analyzed and overcome, rather than as a desire to be cultivated and offered for recognition; that of belonging to a different sex or gender that makes up half the human species." (Irigaray, 2001) Women are

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    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Words

    Words

    I don't think a lot of people sit around and contemplate their lives. I mean, people think about their futures and what they're going to do, and what they should have done in order to achieve something, but I don't think anyone contemplates their present. What they're doing right now. Everyone's heard of living in the moment or whatever, but I think very few people act on it. Myself included and that's something that I

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    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Words Are More Treacherous Than We Think (sartre)

    Words Are More Treacherous Than We Think (sartre)

    As a bilingual individual, I have the privilege to not only enjoy either Chinese or English literature, but also grasp Chinese and American culture through direct interaction with their people. However I admit, I continue to overestimate the boundaries of language—it dominates our thoughts, and confines us within our own culture. I’ve also seen that no matter how much I wish otherwise, language has undeniably been an impediment to respecting those who are different. I

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Mike
  • Workplace Dilemma

    Workplace Dilemma

    Running head: WORKPLACE DILEMMA Workplace Dilemma When working in the ICU there are many ethical issues and healthcare decisions made daily. The physicians work hard to bring a positive patient outcome as much as possible; however there are times when the outcomes are not as desirable. At this point, when a patient continues to deteriorate, the path of death can be short or long. There are times when a physician feels that further measures to

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    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: Artur
  • Workplace Motivation

    Workplace Motivation

    Motivational programs provided to employees can prove to be very useful tools to increase motivation from the employees, reduce employee turnover and help to maintain skilled and talented personnel. Strategies used to influence employee loyalty can be intrinsic motivation or extrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation is explained as one's personal incentive to engage in an activity for a feeling of personal satisfaction and accomplishment without expectation of external rewards or recognition. Whereas, extrinsic motivation is defined

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    Submitted: May 4, 2010 By: Tommy
  • World Masterpeuices

    World Masterpeuices

    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere, Enlightenment author and greatest comic dramatist of all times Jean-Jaques Rousseau, philosopher, novelist, composer, language and music theorist, and single most important Enlightenment writer Act I SCENE 1. Moliere and Rousseau are up in heaven R: Hey Moliere is that you? M: Yes, may I ask your name again? R: Yeah it's Rousseau. M: Ah, it's been a long time since I've seen you. Sorry, my memory doesn't always serve me right

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    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: Jack
  • World Peace: In the Perspective of Chinese Philosophy

    World Peace: In the Perspective of Chinese Philosophy

    World Peace! Ever since, man has struggled for peace. There have been many efforts put forth that intend to alleviate conflicts and restore peaceful relationships. However, much as we want to attain peace by doing any peace agreements possible, we are still no where near from that goal. Conflicts and disagreements that have exacerbated into violent combats are constantly plaguing the planet. Isolated cases of violence are present everywhere, both small and big scale hostilities

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    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: July
  • Worldview-Queen

    Worldview-Queen

    Worldview-Queen If you were to ask the band members of Queen the four questions of worldview, each of them would give you similar answers. All four members Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Meddows-Taylor, and John Deacon would answer the question, who are we, people who need help, where are we, trying to be better people, what's the problem, we live according to race, colour or creed (from Innuendo), and the remedy is love. Who we

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Artur
  • Would You Let Euthanasia End one’s Life?

    Would You Let Euthanasia End one’s Life?

    Would you let Euthanasia end one's life? Euthanasia is one of the most controversial topics in modern society, and every human being has a different view on it according to their culture, their nation's laws, and their own personal beliefs. I was agreed with euthanasia until one day one of the closest family members; my father; was on a position where euthanasia was an option; after that I became completely disagree with the use of

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    Submitted: May 11, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Wto Is Unfair

    Wto Is Unfair

    The WTO unfairly benefits the developed countries and contributes to the exploitation of developing countries. Its structure should therefore be altered radically, or the WTO should be abolished altogether. In their argument, Jerry Milligan and Andriy Kabanets argue that, "the WTO is fair towards developing countries and even benefits them". Additionally Mr. Milligan and Mr. Kabanets argue that the WTO, "solves problems that otherwise would exist without the WTO and does not create new problems

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Mike
  • X Files

    X Files

    The X-Files The X-Files is generally acclaimed as the television cult hit of the 1990's. The pilot that aired in September of 1993 introduced FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Together the two work to uncover the truth behind unsolved cases that defy normal investigation, the cases that the government has buried or ignored, labeling them the "x-files." The two agents are wonderful examples of modernism and post-modernism world views. First in order to

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    Submitted: February 28, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Yeah

    Yeah

    Aristotle refutes Plato's Theory of Ideas on three basic grounds: that the existence of Ideas contradicts itself by denying the possibility of negations; that his illustrations of Ideas are merely empty metaphors; and that they theory uses impermanent abstractions to create examples of perception. Though the theory is meant to establish concrete standards for the knowledge of reality, Aristotle considers it fraught with inconsistencies and believes that the concept of reality depends upon all forms'

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    Submitted: April 14, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Yeahyeahyehay

    Yeahyeahyehay

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    Submitted: May 4, 2011 By: emmaannmaree
  • You Can‘t Stop the Beat: Hairspray

    You Can‘t Stop the Beat: Hairspray

    You Can‘t Stop the Beat: Hairspray Be ready to shake and shimmy with Adam Shankman's film Hairspray. This fun and energetic musical is a fabulous remake of the Broadway show written by John Waters. As the film begins in Baltimore in 1962, a "pleasantly-plumped," white teenager named Tracy Turnblad is overly enthused about the Corny Collins Show. The Corny Collins Show is a show solely about dancing, with a monthly Negro Day. Tracy and her

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    Submitted: December 6, 2008 By: Mikki

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