Social Science Essay Examples

  • A Comparison Of Macbeth And Crime And Punishment

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    Shakespeare?s ?Macbeth? and Dostoevsky?s Crime and Punishment explore the psychological depths of man. These two works examine tragedy as represented through the existential beliefs of many philosophers. Existentialist theory expresses the idea that man can satisfy his own needs, regardless of social codes, if he has the energy and ambition to act. Both Macbeth and Raskolnikov have the ambition to act, but each struggles internally with their actions, frightened of the consequences. Although these works examine the tragedy and remorse of Macbeth and Raskolnikov, the idea of a dr

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    Philosophy Davide Hume

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    Hume's Life David Hume was the son of a minor Scottish landowner. His family wanted him to become a lawyer, but he felt an "insurmountable resistance to everything but philosophy and learning". Mr. Hume attended Edinburgh University, and in 1734 he moved to a French town called La Fleche to pursue philosophy. He later returned to Britain and began his literary career. As Hume built up his reputation, he gained more and more political power. Hume's Philosophy HUME'S WRITINGS In 1742, Hume wrote Essays Moral and Political. Then in 1748, he wrote An Enquiry Concerning

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    Philosophy Hume

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    In explaining Hume?s critique of the belief in miracles, we must first understand the definition of a miracle. The Webster Dictionary defines a miracle as: a supernatural event regarded as to define action, one of the acts worked by Christ which revealed his divinity an extremely remarkable achievement or event, an unexpected piece of luck. Therefore, a miracle is based on one?s perception of past experiences, what everyone sees. It is based on a individuals own reality, and the faith in which he/she

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    Philosophy Mills Utilitarianism

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    Mill's Utilitarianism: Sacrifice the innocent for the common good? When faced with a moral dilemma, utilitarianism identifies the appropriate considerations, but offers no realistic way to gather the necessary information to make the required calculations. This lack of information is a problem both in evaluating the welfare issues and in evaluating the consequentialist issues which utilitarianism requires be weighed when making moral decisions. Utilitarianism attempts to solve both of these difficulties by appealing to experie

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    Philosophy Plato

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    Plato was born to an aristocratic family in Athens, Greece. When he was a child his father, Ariston, who was believed to be descended from the early kings of Athens died, and his mother, Perictione married Pyrilampes. As a young man Plato was always interested in political leadership and eventually became a disciple of Socrates. He followed his philosophy and his dialectical style, which is believed to be the search for truth through questions, answers, and additional questions. After witnessing the death of Socrates at the hands of the Athenia

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    Philosphy Mills Utilitarianism

    1541 words - 7 pages

    Mill's Utilitarianism: Sacrifice the innocent for the common good? When faced with a moral dilemma, utilitarianism identifies the appropriate considerations, but offers no realistic way to gather the necessary information to make the required calculations. This lack of information is a problem both in evaluating the welfare issues and in evaluating the consequentialist issues which utilitarianism requires be weighed when making moral decisions. Utilitarianism attempts to solve both of these difficulties by appealing to experie

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    The Harrowing Of Hell Dialectic And Spectacle

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    Roland Barthes's essay on "The World of Wrestling" draws analogically on the ancient theatre to contextualize wrestling as a cultural myth where the grandiloquence of the ancient is preserved and the spectacle of excess is displayed. Barthes's critique -- which is above all a rewriting of what was to understand what is -- is useful here insofar as it may be applied back to theatre as another open-air spectacle. But in this case, not the theatre of the ancients, but the Middle English pageant presents the locus for discussing the sport of presentation, or, if you prefer, the performan

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    Medieval Castles

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    In 1494 the armies of the French king, Charles VIII, invaded Italy to capture the kingdom of Naples. They swept through the country and bombarded and destroyed many castles. This invasion signaled the end of the castle as a stronghold of defense. For centuries it had been the dominant fortification in Western Europe for the defense of kings, nobility, and townspeople. Ancient cities were often walled to keep out invaders, and within the walls there was usually a citadel, a strongly built fortification occupying the highest or militarily most advantageous position. A castle i

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    The Hellenic Period

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    During the Greek Golden Age, art and philosophy expressed hellenic "weltanschauung", their unique outlook on the world and way of life. Through the works of artists, playwrights, and philosophers, one can see both sides of the conflicted systems of the world, such as; good vs. evil, order vs. chaos, stability vs. flux, relativism vs. absolutism and balance and harmony. The Greeks were materialists. They adopted the philosophical doctrine which says that physical matter is the only reality in the universe; everything else, including thought, feeling, mind and will can be ex

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    My Philosophy Of Education

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    My own philosophy of education is rather difficult for me to explain. There are many parts of our educational system that I disagree with. The problem is that I see far too many problems, yet offer few answers. Today?s educational systems seem so trendy and political. It almost seems like we should not get comfortable with any one way of doing things because policies and procedures change so often. My own philosophy is one that many people have heard of, ?If it?s not broken, then don?t fix it!?. This is simple, and so am I. Upon readi

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    Descartes Sixth Meditation

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    In his sixth meditation must return to the doubts he raised in his first meditation. In this last section of his sixth meditation he deals mainly with the mind-body problem; and he tries to prove whether material things exist with certainly. In this meditation he develops his Dualist argument; by making a distinction between mind and body; although he also reveals their rather significant relationship. Primarily he considers existence of the external world and whether our experience hold knowledge of this world or whether this knowledge is mer

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    Ethics Of Embryonic Cloning

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    Embryonic Wars The specific objective of this major essay is to clarify and summarise the controversial debate concerning the ethical decency of embryonic cloning for therapeutic purposes. This is the form of cloning that is supposedly beneficial to a barrage of medical applications. We will identify the key opposing ethical perspectives such as those of the justification of embryonic research based on the normative theory of consequentialism. This paper will also probe into the relatively brief history of the debate while gauging the particular stumbling blocks of disagreeme

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    Ethics

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    In today?s world it is all too prevalent to see more and more people hungry to gain success at an ever-increasing rate. Modern culture can and indeed is labelled ?greedy? and ?thoughtless?. Through my relatively short time spent in business, I have encountered many of these types of people. But who are they hungry for? Who benefits from their thoughtlessness, and why do they do what they do? More importantly, who is to blame when things don?t go according to plan? These are all questions asked constantly in the business domain, questions that often seem to include the word ?eth

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    Organizational Culture

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    Organizational culture can be defined as a system of shared beliefs and values that develops within an organization and guides the behavior of its members. It includes routine behaviors, norms, dominant values, and a feeling or climate conveyed. The purpose and function of this culture is to help foster internal integration, bring staff members from all levels of the organization much closer together, and enhance their performance. However, there seems to be a widely held misconception that throughout an organization or within a specific division there is only one

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    Cultural Anthropology

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    There are lots of areas of study out there but the one field that intrigues peoples and civilizations is the actual study of themselves and how they interact with other human cultures. I don?t think that I would have enrolled for this class if it hadn?t been for the minor requirement in my business major. Although this class started early in the morning and required a lot from me, I am glad that I took it. I grew up in two cultures simultaneously and the experiences I incurred have made me the person I am today. I think that it is important to familiarize yourself with other cult

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    Postmodernism

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    In recent years, multiculturalism, tolerance and political correctness have been integrated into how American society thinks. America seems to be trying to learn more about the ingredients of her melting pot. These efforts can be best understood by examining post-modernism. Post-modernism is especially important to breaking down stereotypes such as those that exist surrounding the black family. To understand post-modernism we must first understand modernism. Modernism is the philosophy that began with the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment was an era when science and art flo

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    Social Psychology Of The Holocaust

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    The hate and prejudice that began the Holocaust went hand in hand with a political agenda that was fueled by the frustration aggression theory.(1) Hitler blamed the Jews for the loss of World War I and thus, instead of targeting political aspects of the Jewish community, he displaced his aggression towards ALL Jews, even the helpless. This, combined with religious anti-Semitism prejudice that had been present in Germany for 1500 years and the theory of "eugenics", was the political and instrumental center of Hitler's political campaign.(5) He used a system of 'elimination of

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    Morality The Pre Existing And Universal Code

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    Morality: A doctrine or system of moral conduct; particular moral principles or rule of conduct. To say that modern morality consists in accepting the standard of one's age is to suggest that human morality changes with the passing of time. This statement is just unacceptable. Morality is not something of a fad. It should not go through trends like clothes or popular music, morality is the foundation in which our society is embedded in, a foundation from which human values and standards derive from. If we a

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    Philippine Culture

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    SEEDS OF THE PHILIPPINE CULTURE The ?Pearl of the Orient Seas?, more famously known as the Island Philippines, has its share of rich and colorful history and cultural background, which dates back to as early as 100 million years. During this time, it was mainly the Philippine land and habitat that evolved and there were no human inhabitants on the land. Nevertheless, it was during these years that the Philippines started to develop its resources and become what would soon be a region of abundant natural resources and fertile lands. In the next years, this land would hos

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    Plato Theory Of Knowledge

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    Plato?s Theory of Knowledge is very interesting. He expresses this theory with three approaches: his allegory of The Cave, his metaphor of the Divided Line and his doctrine The Forms. Each theory is interconnected; one could not be without the other. Here we will explore how one relates to the other. In The Cave, Plato describes a vision of shackled prisoners seated in a dark cave facing the wall. Chained also by their necks, the prisoners can only look forward and see only shadows, These shadows are produced by men, with shapes of objects or men, walking in front of a fire behind th

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    Allegory Of The Cave By Plato

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    ?The Allegory of the Cave? in Different Perspectives ?The Allegory of the Cave,? written by Plato, is an interpretation of a conversation between Socrates, Plato?s mentor, and Glaucon, one of Socrates students. ?The Allegory of the Cave? can be interpreted several different ways. Imagine men in a cave chained up by their necks and legs, forcing them to only look forward at a wall. An opening behind them lets the light in. Above the burning fire and chains, there is a road. Have these chained men ever seen anything else of themselves or

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    Riske Vs Reserved Women

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    Riske vs. Reserved Women in the 20th century would most likely stand out if she were to be transported back into the time of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Women during the 14th century were to be “seen and not heard”. Their rights in society as well as their role was subordinate to medieval man’s. In specifically two tales of The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer expresses his opinionated views of the manners and behaviors of women during the 1300’s. In the Wife of Bath’s Tale, Chaucer portrays an extravagant and lusty woman, where as the Prioress is well mannered with a lady like demeanor. Chaucer’

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    Code Of Ethics

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    ABSTRACT. Are corporate codes of ethics necessarily ethical? To challenge this notion, an initial set of universal moral standards is proposed by which all corporate codes of ethics can be ethically evaluated. The set of universal moral standards includes: (1) trustworthiness; (2) respect; (3) responsibility; (4) fairness; (5) caring; and (6) citizenship. By applying the six moral standards to four different stages of code development (i.e., content, creation, implementation, administration), a code of ethics for corporate codes of ethics is constructed by which companies can be eth

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    Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

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    The ideal of chivalry and knighthood is deeply grasped by Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and portrayed as flawed. Within this display of knighthood it is recognizable that human nature simply ruins knighthood. This is the key image that is taking place in the background throughout the entire narrative poems. This image is the basis for all the events that fall into play and eventually foreshadow an imminent downfall. The downfall may be imminent but its not going to happen just yet. Chivalry is thriving while every single driving force is human which undoubtedly inherits human nature.

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    Does All Our Knowledge Come From Experience If Not Where Does It Come From If So How Do You Explain Our Knowledge Of Necessary Truths

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    Does all our knowledge come from experience? If not, where does it come from? If so, how do you explain our knowledge of necessary truths? The question concerning where our knowledge is derived from (epistemology) has been one of the most contentious subjects in the history of thought, and is a re-emerging theme across many disciplines. Philosophically, two juxtaposing positions are often cited in an attempt to answer this question, namely Rationalism and Empiricism. The latter of these holds the belief of the title in question; ‘that all of our knowledge comes from experience’. This essay

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    Response To The Neighbourhood Unit

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    It was interesting to see Banerjee and Baer claim that the neighbourhood unit was not necessarily an original conception by any one person, but was actually a concept deeply rooted in historic communities. He of course goes on to say that that very history is not sufficient for developing the neighbourhood unit today where the needs and desires of people vis-à-vis their lifestyles is completely different. So they almost deny the importance or relevance of history in the context of the neighbourhood unit simply because the neighbourhoods of today are neither developed organically nor are they s

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    The Wife Of Bath The Medieval Desperate Housewife

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    Medieval women are typically considered to be young beautiful ladies who are damsels in distress, awaiting their knight to come rescue them. “The Canterbury Tales” reveals that this notion is far from the truth. Refuting this idea in the novel is The Wife of Bath. She is overtly manipulative by using her exuding sexuality. Her husbands, all five of them were teased with sex, but they had to provide luxuries that she desperately craved for. The underlying theme of The Wife of Bath relates to power struggles rather than spousal equality in marriage. The Wife of Bath gives an insight into a h

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    Greek Philosophy

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    “Where does everything come from?” Few people up until 500 BC attempted to answer this question until three men came along. The most famous Greek philosophers Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle all influenced the societies of their time, as well as modern western society afterwards. They revolutionized the way scholars and many people viewed the universe and everything in it. They did not follow or believe in the widely accepted religions of their time and they refused to take religious myths and gods to answer life’s most troubling questions. Although their philosophies did not totally agree wit

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    Differences Between Humanism Structuralism And Post Structuralism

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    To explain to you the basic differences between humanism, structuralism and post-structuralism, I will give you an example. Take that tree out there, for instance. If I were a humanist, I would tell you that it is a tree because the word ‘tree’ and the object ‘tree’ are inextricably linked. The word 'tree' has all the ‘treeness’ qualities attached to it which we think of when we think of the real object - leafy, tall, shady and so on. Now, if I were a structuralist, I would tell you that it is only a ‘tree’ because our society and our language have labelled it as such. There is no d

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    Was There An Intellectual Revolution In 5th Century Athens

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    A lot of the things which surround us nowadays such as our art, architecture, literature, poetry, drama and political system are derived from the early Greeks. It is thanks to both written and spoken arts of expression that democratic and republican forms of government were developed. In the ancient world, the Greeks were the first people who attempted to analyse the ways in which humans communicate with each other. Greece is therefore the founder of the arts of discourse, which not only includes rhetoric but also logic and grammar. Even though other major ancient cvilisations created litera

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    The Life Philosophy Of Friedrich Nietzsche

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    TIMELINE * Born: 1844. Rocken, Germany * Died: 1900. Weimar, Germany * Major Works: The Gay Science (1882), * Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883-1885), * Beyond Good & Evil (1886), * On the Genealogy of Morals (1887), MAJOR IDEAS Self deception is a particularly destructive characteristic of West Culture. Life is The Will To Power; our natural desire is to dominate and reshape the world to fit our own preferences and assert our personal strength to the fullest degree possible. Struggle, through which individuals achieve a degree of power commensurate with t

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    Plato

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    How did the earth come about? How did life begin? What is our purpose here? So many questions have plagued humans for about as long as they've been around. Some people think they know all the answers; some have no clue and don't really care. Others spend their lives in pursuit of answers and reasons why. Plato of Athens devoted a majority of his life to these very subjects and teaching his findings to other philosophers who might be interested. Around 427 BC, Ariston and Perictione had a child, Plato. Ariston, who descended from the early Athenian kings, and Perictione, who was related

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    Organizational Culture

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    Organizational Culture In the past 25 years, the concept of organizational culture has gained wide acceptance as a way to understand human systems. From an "open-sytems" perspective, each aspect of organizational culture can be seen as an important environmental condition affecting the system and its subsystems. The examination of organizational culture is also a valuable analytical tool in its own right. This way of looking at organizations borrows heavily from anthropology and sociology and uses many of the same terms to define the building blocks of culture. Edgar Schein, one of the m

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    Thinking And Decision Making

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    Thinking and Decision Making Most people have been found to use only one thinking style at a time, but a few people have been able to learn how to combine thinking styles and use several styles to form their decision-making process. People who use several thinking styles are always better communicators. They possess the ability to look at a problem or situation from more then one angle, giving them the ability to better communicate with those involved. Most people can gain a positive response to thinking styles just by researching this issue and getting to know the problem or situation b

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    Lost In Trans

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    Feeling lost and wanting more She has been feeling pretty lost lately, like running on autopilot. This is a typical example of the things we feel in life. Life often feels like a journey to everyone. Sometimes, the journey does not make sense or it does not go anywhere which then leads to our feelings of being lost, most of the time, confused. The bottom line is a lot of how we feel about ourselves stems from how you look at the world. As we see in the movie Lost in Translation, the two main characters fills the perfect mold of two people lost on their walk in life. There were many symboli

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    Aristole Special Justice

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    Review Essay: Aristotle Ruun Adde Q: What does Aristotle mean by special justice? Aristotle is one of the greatest founders of western philosophical figure today in society. In Justice, he addresses the questions of justice by defining justice. The question that I will be a focusing on is what does Aristotle means by special justice. According to Aristotle, special justice is involved with the idea of moral claim, which today would be referred as civil rights. Through special justice, it allows equality in exchange

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    Thomas Hardys The Mayor Of Casterbridge As An Aristotelian Tragedy

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    homas Hardy incorporates many elements of the classical Aristotlean tragedy in his novel The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886). In an Aristotelian tragedy, the most important element is the experience of catharsis, the arousing of pity and fear in the audience. The effect of catharsis on the audience depends on the unity of the plot and the effective presence of a tragic hero. The plot in an Aristotelian tragedy consists of the reversal, the recognition and the final suffering. In the protagonist's following a pattern of decline and alienation, Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge is similar to

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    Ancient Greek Contributions

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    Ancient Greek Contributions Question: What were the contributions to Western civilizations from the ancient Greeks? Several of the roots of Western civilizations can be traced back to the ancient Greeks. They made long lasting contributions in the areas of government, philosophy, fine art, architecture, logic, math, science, medics, sports, and drama. This shows that the Greeks had great minds and were great thinkers. The Greek culture has an extremely profound impact on the way people live nowadays. One of the ways, the ancient Greeks affected Western civilization is through gove

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    Flight Of The Alph And Omega

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    Throughout time legends have always existed. Myths of incredible beings and supernatural powers mystify and stupefy our children today. These usually consist of urban legends, which anybody with no scientific or historic experience can create or disprove. But legends such as King Arthur and his holy knights of the round table have been in existence thousands of centuries. It is legends such as these that led the rise to our contemporary urban legends such as the Lochness Monster and Bigfoot. The legends of King Arthur have filled the void of thrill seekers and hopeless romantics throughout man

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    Aristotle Vs Plato

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    Aristotle Vs Plato Aristotle was born in Stagira in the year 384 B.C. Aristotle was the son of Nichomachus, who traced back his descent and his art to Machaon, son of Esculapius; his mother being Phaestis, a descendant of one of those who carried the colony from Chalcis to Stagira. He was born in the 99th Olympiad in the archonship at Athens of Diotrephes (384-383), three years before Demosthenes. In the archonship of Polyzelus (367-366), after the death of his father, in his eighteenth year, he came to Athens and spent twenty years with Plato he. When Plato died on May 347 B.C. in the archon

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    Doaaa

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    Plato And The Theory Of Forms "Plato is philosophy, and philosophy, Plato, -- at once the glory and the shame of mankind, since neither Saxon nor Roman have availed to add any idea to his categories. No wife, no children had he, and the thinkers of all civilized nations are his posterity and are tinged with his mind." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Plato; Or The Philosopher" "The Platonic idealist is the man by nature so wedded to perfection that he sees in everything not the reality but the faultless ideal which the reality misses and suggests..." -- George Santayana, Egotism In German

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    Dr Jabar

    1103 words - 5 pages

    For other uses, see Word (disambiguation). A word is a unit of language that carries meaning and consists of one or more morphemes which are linked more or less tightly together, and has a phonetical value. Typically a word will consist of a root or stem and zero or more affixes. Words can be combined to create phrases, clauses, and sentences. A word consisting of two or more stems joined together form a compound. A word combined with another word or part of a word form a portmanteau. Latin written without any word breaks in the Codex ClaromontanusContents [hide] 1 Difficulty in defini

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    Descartes

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    Mind-body interaction is so fundamental to human existence that it normally goes unnoticed and is taken for granted. For example, I might feel thirsty, and then, the thought occurs to me, "I'll go to the fountain for a drink of water." The next moment, almost miraculously, my legs begin moving, carrying me to the door! Mind and body are constantly interacting. Philosophers attempt to give an accurate description of mind-body interaction and to give a reasonable account of how mind-body interaction is possible. Before I can get to the details Descartes' theory of mind-body interaction,

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    Jeremy Bentham

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    JEREMY BENTHAM The equal treatment of women, the abolishment of slavery, the ceasing of physical abuse (previously viewed as appropriate punishment) of children are just a few of the things intrigued and developed from the mind of Jeremy Bentham. Instead of practicing the law, he decided to write about it, and he spent his life criticizing the existing law and suggesting ways for its improvement. Bentham was closely associated with the doctrine of Utilitarianism and the principle of `the greatest happiness of the greatest number' but this was only the starting point o

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    Securing Power In The New World

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    Securing Power in the New World It is essential to recognize that from the moment Columbus and his sailors first set foot on the Bahama’s Island, carrying shiny weapons and pretending to be friendly to the Arawaks, their goals were not to maintain peace but to extract as many resources for their own power and wealth. They exerted power with weapons, horses, lies, hypocrisy, deception and ultimately the death of anyone who did not comply to their demands or accept their beliefs. As disconcerting as that knowledge might be, it can not be disputed that this was their ultimate goal and the go

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    Ethics

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    Libertarianism is a political party of common individual liberty beliefs. These individual beliefs believe in an individual conscience and individual choice. They reject the use of force or fraud to compel others except in response to fraud or force. Libertarians want to help people take over their own lives. They want to take societal people such as a state part or self-appointed representative out of private decisions. They also want to abolish both haves of the welfare/warfare government systems and privatize it into real services. Libertarians feel that the peoples wealth in the world tod

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    Tacitus

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    “Tacitus as a Source for the History of the Roman Principate” In light of the selections from Tacitus’ Annals and Dialogue on Oratory, Tacitus’ pessimistic almost cynical attitude is made clear to historical readers. This negative attitude in his historical writings compromises his neutrality toward the events and subjects he includes in his writing. In particular, Tacitus’ negative approach shines through in his description of the trial and death of the historian Cremetius Cordus and in his description of Roman oratory and rhetorical education during the principate. Based solely on thes

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    Cultural Encounters

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    Cultural encounters played a highly influential role in the development of history, contributing to the many great rapid changes of countries and the rate of these transformations. During the 16th and 17th centuries, expeditions to the Americas and Asia reached to their apex and there was an increasing number of encounters between the Europeans and the newly discovered peoples. These explorers traveled for different purposes, mostly to seek for wealth and power, to establish trades and to spread their religions and beliefs. A lot of these encounters did not turn out in a friendly way as people

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    Buddhist Existentialists And Situationists Waking Up In Waking Life

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    Buddhists, Existentialists and Situationists: Waking up in Waking Life 1. Introduction: What if Life Were Just a Dream? Richard Linklater's 2002 film Waking Life is all about dreaming, and how we can sometimes lucidly control our dreams. Yet it's also about some broad philosophical issues, including one of the oldest philosophical conundrums, the distinction between appearance and reality. When René Descartes sat at his stove and meditated on the world and on whether an evil demon controlled everything he perceived, he wondered, what's more real, dreams or waking life? The diverse coll

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    Death Of Woman Wang

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    The Death of Woman Wang- the determining factors of rural women’s destiny in the 17th century, What does the story of woman wang reflect? The portray of wang as a victim. The powerless of women, she is doomed if she betrays social norms. No protection. Victim of poverty caused by natural disasters. The story of woman Wang was set in T'an-ch'eng- a rural place in China. Using three major sources (The Local History of T'an-ch'eng, the memoirs from a scholar official, and third, the works of an essayist known as P'u Sung-ling, The first is the Local History of T'a-nch'eng, compiled in 1973, i

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