Search Results

Free Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Stronger Essays
Powerful Essays
Term Papers
Research Papers

Your search returned over 400 essays for "argument"
<< Previous  1  2  3  4  5  

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.

Title Length Color Rating  
Argument Essay on College Tuition - How does the rising cost of college tuition affect us. Every year thousands of students attend a college or university, usually of their choice, with the goal of achieving a higher education and to better their future. The cost of attending college is too high and it needs to go down; there needs to be more scholarship and grant opportunities. The high cost of attending college is a major reason that students aren’t able to achieve higher education; others take this as a challenge and it is motivation for them to work harder to achieve their goal....   [tags: rising cost, college, universities, educaton]
:: 6 Works Cited
1037 words
(3 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
An Argument Against Racial Profiling - When people act on their stereotypical views, that is when stereotyping becomes a big concern and can affect others.Stereotyping is the main cause that leads to profiling. Anyone of any race can experience profiling, and racial profiling discriminates and victimizes people who may not necessarily be committing a crime. Innocent minorities may be portrayed to do be doing something bad. According to Sameera Hazif, Policy Director of Rights Working Group, an African American named Mahari Bailey was driving in his Range Rover and was asked to stop four times just because the police thought he was acting suspiciously (Hazif)....   [tags: Black Lives Matter Essays]
:: 9 Works Cited
889 words
(2.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Argument Against The Death Penalty - Once a popular punishment for crime, the death penalty has now become one of the most controversial forms of punishment. The death penalty has been abolished in most civilized nations around the world. Currently, the states in America are reanalyzing this method of punishment. There are many critics of the death penalty who find this practice of punishment barbaric and uncivilized. There are, however, many that still hold that the biblical verse: “But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,” (Exodus 21:23-24, KJV Bible) as principle....   [tags: Capital Punishment Essays]
:: 12 Works Cited
1332 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Argument Anlysis of What Makes a Serial Killer by La Donna Beaty - La Donna Beaty clearly States in her argument, ?What Makes a Serial Killer?. her opinion and different theories on what causes a human being to become a serial killer. Beaty states that there are many serial killers and victims of them, but she is unsure about what causes a person to become a serial killer. Furthermore, she asked many questions, but there was no definite answer. For example, using examples of serial killers including Jeffery Dahmer and Ted Bundy, but only to draw up more questions....   [tags: essays research papers] 856 words
(2.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Miller´s Analogy with Getting Up Early to Go Fishing - ... If he did not get up early and catch the fresh fishes, he would not have a wonderful busy day and instead it would be like every simple day in every person's life. Also, if everything was in a person's life, the person would not enjoy the thing when he gets it as if he gets it by himself and hard work. For example, rich kids would not enjoy a new expensive toy that their parents get them as the same as poor kids who would be happy if they just have been given a simple cheap toys that they did not have....   [tags: god, evil, argument] 758 words
(2.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Analysis of Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations - Analysis of Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations Michael Walzer first wrote Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations in the years following the Vietnam War, and unfortunately its premise on morality in war will always remain as relevant as it was then as it is now, with conflict between states forever existing. Michael Walzer is one of the most prominent social critics in North America and in this book, he explores two main concepts, the justice of war and the justice in war in a great depth, and uses numerous historical references to support his claims....   [tags: Michael Walzer Vietnam War Morals Essays]
:: 1 Works Cited
1192 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Heavenly City of Eighteenth Century Philosophers - I. Introduction a. The medieval world, epitomized by Thomas Aquinas, had unwavering belief in religious doctrine and viewed the Great Chain of Being as the concept that gave absolute structure to society. b. The world of the philosophes c. The commonly ascribed difference between the two d. Becker’s argument i. The eighteenth century philosophers were more similar to the thirteenth century theologians than to humans today. ii. The 18th century philosophers, he maintains, were trying to (possibly unconsciously) deconstruct the heavenly city of the old religious order and reconstruct it back on earth....   [tags: beacker, object, argument] 1789 words
(5.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Proof For the Existence of God - Proof For the Existence of God From the diversity of men and creatures on this earth, there has always been one unifying link. At the root of humanity’s existence, lies the root of all things natural and infinite, a hint of something supreme and purposeful, something incomprehensible; a glimpse of what is real and what is possible. Inspired by wonder one can easily be surprised by the doubts presented as to the existence and identity of this driving force. The Law of Causality properly states, “Anything which begins to exist must have been brought into existence by something distinct from itself.” Therefore, only something outside of the world could have created the world....   [tags: cosmological argument, casuality]
:: 1 Works Cited
1352 words
(3.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Argument for Giving Greater Freedom to Court of Appeal to Depart from Past Precedence - There are many arguments for and against greater freedom, which is given to the court of appeal to depart from past precedence. The Court of Appeal is bound by the decisions, which are made by the House of Lords and also the European court of justice and that basically they must follow or accept the decisions, which have previously been made and apply them to the relevant cases. The European court of justice is the most significant as its decisions are the most crucial as they bind all of the courts to act according to decisions which are made by them....   [tags: Legal Essays] 509 words
(1.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
William F. May's Rising to the Occasion of Our Death - There are three key audiences of the text for William F. May's “Rising to the Occasion of Our Death.” The first audience, in this case, would be legislative organizations or lawmakers who have researched and studied similar cases regarding euthanasia. Since May was as an ethics professor at Southern Methodist University, his tone is decidedly intellectual. An uneducated individual would find it more difficult to read his essay; for example, in declarations such as “Advocates of active euthanasia appeal to the principle of patient autonomy,” May's syntax and tone is formal, informative, and utilizes heavy technical jargon (May 662)....   [tags: audiences, argument analysis]
:: 5 Works Cited
1791 words
(5.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Evaluating the Argument that Powers and Privileges of Parliament Increased Steadily at the Expense of Royal Power - Evaluating the Argument that Powers and Privileges of Parliament Increased Steadily at the Expense of Royal Power During the period 1529 - 1640 the parliament in Britain altered dramatically. The sources provide a valuable insight into the argument that the powers and privileges of parliament increased steadily at the expense of royal power. To assess the role of parliament there needs to be evidence from the sources to suggest that parliaments powers and privileges were increasing between 1529-1640....   [tags: Papers] 819 words
(2.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Assessment of the Argument that Britain has Evolved Into a Successful Child-centred Society - Assessment of the Argument that Britain has Evolved Into a Successful Child-centred Society In today's society predominate 'everyday' attitudes are that before sixteen to seventeen years old children are not seen as self-reliant or responsible for themselves. This is shown in society through legislations such as ones that stop children under sixteen years old partaking in sexual activity and under eighteen years old unable to cast their vote and therefore opinion on society. In today's western society adults and children are perceived differently which is again shown through legislations that government have created in the evolution of today's child-centred societ...   [tags: Papers] 729 words
(2.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Causal Argument: Why Do People Change The Way They Look? - Causal Argument: Why Do People Change The Way They Look. Oscar Wilde once wrote: “It is only shallow people who judge by appearance. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible” (qtd in Davis 1). Obviously, humans have all been created differently. That is why we all do not look alike. But now, the idea of having the ideal shape and look is one of the issues everyone has to deal with. Some want to get thinner, while a few do not care about it. Others even change the color of their skin....   [tags: Sociology Image Sociological Papers]
:: 5 Works Cited
1792 words
(5.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Giving Language Back:An Argument Against Isolated Grammar Instruction - Giving Language Back:An Argument Against Isolated Grammar Instruction Who knew that kids liked to read. I certainly didn’t. Let me qualify that. I have known a few kids that liked reading. My daughter likes to read, but I assumed she would, being the daughter of an obsessive reader and all. I have known other child-readers through the years, but since they were nerds like me, I never guessed that “normal,” MTV-watching, note-writing, gum-popping, 20/20-visioned kids would like to read as well. Fortunately, during my student teaching experience, my classes of seventh-graders proved me wrong....   [tags: Argumentative]
:: 5 Works Cited
2841 words
(8.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Should People Living in more Affluent Countries Have the Moral Obligation to Provide for the Poor in Other Parts of the World - In this paper I will look at the argument made by Peter Singer in his paper, “Famine, Affluence and Morality” which advocates that those people living in more affluent countries have a moral obligation to provide assistance to the poor in other parts of the world. I will first outline the basic premise of Singer’s argument supporting this moral obligation and whether it is a sound argument. Secondly, I will look at an alternative view provided by Garrett Hardin in his paper, “Living on a Lifeboat”, which suggests that maintaining one’s own self-interest is more important and, in fact, necessary to prevent our own downfall....   [tags: analysing Peter Signer's argument]
:: 2 Works Cited
1165 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
A Problem Relationship in A Marriage Proposal by Anton Chekhov - ... Even though they have known each other for a while it doesn’t mean anything, as Ivan and Natalya get into an argument over who owns Oxen Meadows as soon as they start a conversation and before he is able to propose to her. The argument however results in Ivan walking away from Chubukov, the father of Natalya intervenes in their argument as a father would; which results in Chubukov telling Ivan to never walk into his home again. Anton seems to be showing that materials should not even matter within a true marriage as true love does not come from land or personal possessions, as it should belong to everyone....   [tags: engagement, argument, wed] 542 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Equality in Peter Singer´s All Animals are Equal - "In "All Animals Are Equal," Singer argues for the equality of all animals, on the basis of an argument by analogy with various civil rights movements, on the part of human beings. How does this argument go exactly, and what is Singer's precise conclusion. Is his argument successful. Why or why not. If you think it is successful, raise a residual potentially damaging objection, and respond on Singer's behalf (i.e., as a proponent of the position). And if not, how far does the argument go and/or how might it be improved....   [tags: Equity, Speciesism, Argument]
:: 1 Works Cited
2024 words
(5.8 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Don't Judge a Book by It's Cover or The Importance of Beauty - Since the time we were children, we were told not to “judge a book by its cover.”however , there are some instance where this is not taking in consider . The book Bridging the Gap, has an article called, “The Important Of Being Beautiful”, Sidney katz stated that studies show that attractive people have advantages in life that unattractive people do not have. attractive people tend to earn higher salaries and/or more successful. people deemed to be less attractive and / or unattractive tend to earn less than average salaries....   [tags: attractiveness, deductive argument, evaluation] 660 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Understanding the Link Between Video Games and Violence - “The Columbine shooters played violent video games; that has to be a factor in their decision to brutally murder their classmates!” Society is quick to point fingers and approach unknown situations with a causal mentality that often results in a false accusation of an innocent bystander. With the advent of the video game era, psychologists have debated their effect on the minds of their youthful audience. Throughout the multitude of studies and the perpetual debate, society still lacks an absolute answer....   [tags: Cause and Effect, Argument]
:: 6 Works Cited
1970 words
(5.6 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Argument Against Capital Punishment - The Death Penalty does not promote retribution, reconciliation, or rehabilitation; instead it fuels revenge and thus, it should be put to death. The Death Penalty is as old as humanity. Over the years executions were carried out by hanging, crucifixion, boiling until dead, firing squad, drowning, beheading, and lethal injections. It is viewed as a way to discourage crime and free mankind from dangerous criminals. An important fact to note is in Europe in the middle Ages as well here in America, the social status of a condemned person often influenced was the individual was executed....   [tags: Violation of Rights] 772 words
(2.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Argument For Legalizing Euthanasia - A patient is diagnosed with brain tumors that have spread to their bones and muscles. The doctor gives them three months to live, but only with the continuation of treatment. They spend most of their remaining time in a hospital receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatments. They must be pushed in a wheelchair because they are too sick to walk and spend the rest of their few months in pain, knowing they will die but not sure when. That is how the last few months of Cristy Grayson's life was spent....   [tags: Pro Euthanasia Essay]
:: 14 Works Cited
2981 words
(8.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Argument Against Capital Punishment - Protected under the Constitution, “No person shall be deprived of his or her LIFE, liberty, and property under Due Process of law.” These fundamental rights, primarily LIFE, apply to capital punishment- the death penalty. For years, the Court has deliberated decisions in regards to the death penalty and countless times they have overthrown previous decisions. This in no way means laws, under the Constitution, have changed; however, the Court and our interpretation(s) of the law have changed. In Furman V....   [tags: Anti Death Penalty Essays]
:: 3 Works Cited
1244 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Argument For Limited Euthanasia - Euthanasia should only be used when it benefits the one who dies. It is a widely held belief that an act of euthanasia aims at benefiting the one who dies. It is morally wrong to engage in voluntary acts of euthanasia; it is morally wrong to engage in acts of non-voluntary euthanasia, and; it is never morally right to engage in acts of involuntary euthanasia. In situations where the patient is suffering when do you put the morally wrongs aside and help or get help in freeing yourself or a loved one from pain....   [tags: Pro Assisted Suicide, Right to Die]
:: 13 Works Cited
1774 words
(5.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Saudi Aramco Argument Essay - Introduction Saudi Aramco is the largest producer of crude oil in the world. They account for the majority of the world’s crude oil and natural gas exports. The company is great. They treat their employees well and they look out for the environment. The company’s home office is located in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and employees millions of people. The company is valued at ten trillion dollars and that amount climbs daily. The company has the world’s largest crude oil reserve that has an estimated two hundred and sixty billion barrels....   [tags: economics, crude oil industry]
:: 5 Works Cited
1122 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Argument Against Global Warming - ... Looking at the financial perspective many beneficiaries have popped up due to the investment in green-friendly materials. People argue based on how scientists and climatologists are certain about predictions of the climate based on how it is hard to accurately try to forecast and predict the weather for the next ten days yet we are certain on predicting the climate with such certainty. For a fact weather and climate are two totally different subjects. Weather is the state of the atmosphere in regards to whether it is cold, warm, rainy, or sunny....   [tags: fuss, earth´s climate, changing] 615 words
(1.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Argument Against Torture - Razan Tanbour Michigan Islamic Academy Mr. Matthew Berki Ever since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, torture has been a controversial issue. This information-gathering technique has been the major topic of every wartime discussion. In the case of a terrorist attack such as that of 9/11, shouldn’t torture be justified as a way to save countless lives. Torture proponents always use the scenario in which thousands, if not millions, of lives are pitted against the well-being of one likely terrorist and his torture....   [tags: Morals and Ethics] 1117 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Equality of Value of Life - The scope of this paper will examine the notion of equality with respect to the value of life as it is contained in the argument between Tom Regan and R.G. Frey. Regan maintains that “all who have inherent value have it equally” (Regan 66). Frey, conversely, maintains that not all lives can be of equal inherent value since the potential for enrichment is not equal for all lives. Taking both arguments into consideration, the remainder of this paper will attempt to reconcile these arguments, suggesting that a sensible compromise is possible....   [tags: Argument Comparison: Regan & Frey] 1371 words
(3.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Tense in Formal and Informal Arguments - Tense is one of the most significant disparities between formal arguments in classical first-order logic and informal arguments. Tense is a vital grammatical tool for expressing both actions and states of objects. Yet the syntax of classical first-order logic is not designed to accommodate tense. In this paper I shall evaluate several attempts to address the issue of the formal treatment of tense. I will seek to determine how tense is important to the consequence relations among sentences....   [tags: Tense Arguments Logic Essays] 3190 words
(9.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Abortion is Not Moral - Abortion; as defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary is, “the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus. This is the definition of abortion of which I will be reviewing its ethical status. After Roe vs Wade, the supreme court simultaneously decided that women have the right of privacy under the 14th amendment; making it acceptable to abort a pregnancy within the first trimester (Vaughn 119). The main argument on abortion is really a debate on human life, and whether it has value from the moment of conception....   [tags: Argument Against Abortion]
:: 6 Works Cited
1033 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Philosophy: Kant´s Free Will - Do humans truly have free will or are their lives completely predetermined. This question of free will has and will always remain to be a place for argument in philosophy. Many of the great philosophers attempted to answer this question, but none did as well of a job as Immanuel Kant. He lays the basis of his argument in his Prolegomena to any Future Metaphysics. Kant writes this prolegomena in response to David Hume’s of skepticism, and therefore, Kant is attempting to more firmly ground metaphysics....   [tags: freedom, antithesis, argument] 1223 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Don Marquis vs. Abortion - What is abortion. Abortion is killing a fetus inside a mother’s womb. According to Don Marquis, killing a fetus is morally impermissible. Marquis came up with an argument that views abortion as immoral and only in rare cases is it accepted. There are only a few rare cases that abortion is morally acceptable according to Marquis in his article, “Why Abortion is Immoral.” Marquis’s view on abortion is relatable because I am a woman and seeing as I am able to bare a child, I feel it is a women’s right to decide if abortion is permissible or not because it is her body and she has all the rights to her own body....   [tags: Future Like Ours argument] 846 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Dying for Beautiful Skin - Every day while watching television, viewers are bombarded by persuasive commercials that glorify the consumption of particular products. Some viewers are able to resist these temptations. Others will fail to research the product and will make blind purchases. Advertising companies use a variety of techniques to make their products stand out and to lure consumers into buying their products. The 2009 Neutrogena commercial features the new Deep Clean Shine Control Daily Scrub. The commercial effectively uses the pathos and logos appeal to convince woman across the globe that this product will work for them....   [tags: using argument to persuade consumers]
:: 3 Works Cited
582 words
(1.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
1984 Argument - George Orwell’s novel, 1984, displays a compelling scenario in which people are no longer in control of their own lives. They are controlled by a higher power, the government. In regards to the control of our government today, many people say that 1984 is more than just an interesting piece of fiction. In fact, some people believe that it is a prophetic piece of reality. In opposition to this, others believe that it is a novel better viewed as a piece of satirical gold that holds very little or no resemblance to our world today....   [tags: George Orwell, control, government, telescreens]
:: 5 Works Cited
1261 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
1984 Argument - George Orwell’s book 1984 is a very interesting novel. The novel is set up in Airstrip One. In George Orwell’s book 1984 it has many situations. One of the many situations are that some people refer society as “Orwellian.” What does Orwellian mean. Orwellian means, of or related to the works of George Orwell ( especially his picture of his future totalitarian state.) People believe that Orwell is realistic and say his work part of our society now. George Orwell was a writer in the twentieth century....   [tags: Totalitarianism, George Orwell]
:: 4 Works Cited
1257 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Pop Culture Argument - According to Dabrali Jimenez, of the New York Times in a recent article on Goth Lolita Culture “There is a world in which the childhood fantasy of Alice in Wonderland seems to collide full force with the Addams Family” Jimenez, D (2008) p. CY4 of the New York Times Edition: A new generation of Lolita’s makes a fashion statement, Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/28/nyregion/thecity/28trib.html?_st=r=1&scp=3&sq=gothic%20lolita&sce&oref=slogin Goth started out to be cute young women with bows, polka-dots, and strange virtual designs on their clothing....   [tags: Pop Culture]
:: 4 Works Cited
1089 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Galatians Bible Argument - I. Introduction 1:1-9 In this opening chapter, Paul begins with a formal introduction of himself. He asserts the source from whom he obtained his apostolic call and ministry from- the risen Christ and “God the Father” (v.1). He follows with a stern rebuke of the Galatian Christians who have allowed themselves to be duped into to embracing the heretical teachings promulgated by the Judaizers. A. Salutation 1:1-5 Paul establishes his credentials forthrightly and formally. This was crucial in terms of validating the ensuing message of the epistle....   [tags: Religion, Bible, Paul] 2136 words
(6.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Argument Against Abortion - Abortion seems to be just another term tossed around like any other. The word abortion has become very common around the world, whether illegal or legal. Being Pro-Life means that you are against abortion; a medical or surgical procedure that ends a pregnancy. Pro-Choice is the opposing side. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion on whether or not abortion is right or wrong. Although, abortion should be stopped, because the killing of an unborn fetus is just as bad as murder; it is murder. Pro-Life keeps a heart beating....   [tags: legal issues, pro-choice]
:: 6 Works Cited
1213 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Argument Against Euthanasia - Euthanasia is the Greek word for “good death.” It is also known as mercy killing. It is the action of ending a life that suffers from a terminal illness or an incurable disease, usually by a lethal injection. Except for in the Netherlands and Belgium, euthanasia is illegal. Euthanasia has now been legalized in Oregon. Washington and Montana has only legalized assisted suicide, which is different from euthanasia. Advocates of euthanasia claim that ending the pain and suffering of the terminally-ill patients by euthanasia is a humane process....   [tags: Anti Assisted Suicide]
:: 4 Works Cited
1884 words
(5.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Analyzing Edgerton's Argument - Robert Edgerton argues that cultures that practice exploitation should be judged morally inferior to those that enhance people’s lives. Exploitation is benefiting from someone by treating him or her unfairly. Basically, what Edgerton is saying is that societies are sick, and we, as the model society, should not even attempt to understand these sick societies, but just condemn them. I will argue about cultures that exploit women and my lens will be my mixed culture of Ukrainian and American. From Islamic and African cultures that practice female circumcision, to the Kazio culture that, in order for girls to progress into womanhood, a man has to have anal sex with them, to the Ethiopian Hamer...   [tags: cultures practicing exploitation] 1094 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Pro Legalization of Euthanasia - I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint, my heart is like wax, it is melted within my breast, my mouth is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to my jaws, you lay me in the dust of death (Psalm 22) Some might say euthanasia is wrong, it is murder, it is an inhumane act. But is it not inhumane to see another person’s unbearable suffering and not release them when they long to be released. Is it not cruel to watch a person in a vegetative state, with no brainwaves showing, fed by a machine, “breathing” with the help of a machine and not let them be liberated from their pain....   [tags: Argument for Euthanasia]
:: 8 Works Cited
1914 words
(5.5 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Avoiding Legistical Fallacies - Warrants and logical fallacies are often overlooked, or most of the time not even heard of. A logical fallacy is otherwise known as an error in reasoning. This strategy tries to deceive the reader from the truth, usually intentionally or unintentionally, and are also persuasive. When an argument is being written, it is committing a fallacy when the reasons given do not support the conclusion that is being stated. Something that people do not notice is that fallacies effect our everyday lives. They change the outcomes to many of our decisions....   [tags: warrants, argument, conviction] 890 words
(2.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Qualia and Epiphenomenalism - The philosophical theory of dualism holds that mind and body are two separate entities. While dualism presupposes that the two ‘substances’ may interact, it contrasts physicalism by refusing to denote correlation between body and mind as proof of identity. Comparing the two theories, dualism’s invulnerable proof of the existence of qualia manages to evade arguments from physicalism. While a common argument against qualia—non-physical properties defined in Jackson’s Knowledge Argument—targets the unsound nature of epiphenomenalism, this claim is not fatal to the theory of dualism as it contains claims of causation and fails to stand resolute to the conceivability of philosophical zombies....   [tags: Jackson's Knowledge Argument] 1174 words
(3.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Abortion is Immoral - For centuries society has placed their own opinions on the topic of abortion. Some claim to be Pro Choice, and believe that the decision should lie only in the hands of the woman carrying the child. Others are Pro Life, and say that abortion is unethical and is considered as a form of homicide. All depending on one’s human dignity, the argument differs. Human dignity is the sense of self-worth and self-respect that one inhabits. With this being said, the way one feels about themselves as a human-being, as well as other human-beings, has an effect on one’s outlook on abortion....   [tags: Argument Against Abortion]
:: 5 Works Cited
1514 words
(4.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Argumentr Regardingf The Decriminalization Of Cannabis - The Argument Over the Decriminalization of Cannabis The majority of Americans choose the same issues as the most threatening to the nation. Invariably among these one will see “drugs” as a major concern of most Americans. There is speculation that this is due to a perceived association between drugs and crime (Inciardi 1). A good deal of the argument over government policy towards drugs centers on the least unhealthy and most socially accepted of the illegal drugs, marijuana. Marijuana, scientifically known as Tetrahydrocannabinol, belongs to its own group among other legal and illegal drugs....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
:: 3 Works Cited
1692 words
(4.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Economical Argument for the Legalization of Marijuana - There is no feasible way to completely abolish drug use in the United States. As with Prohibition of Alcohol in the earlier part of this century, the fight against drugs has backfired. The United States is spending billions of dollars a year to fight a war, which over the last 60 years, has shown that it cannot be won. So let’s use a little reverse psychology on the subject. What would happen if marijuana or other illegal drugs were legalized. First, the billions of dollars that the government is spending trying to abolish illegal drugs would be put to better use and the government would be able to tax the “new drugs” just as they do alcohol and tobacco....   [tags: essays research papers] 510 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Argument for Welfare in the United States - Can a single mother of three working full time for minimum wage afford to pay ' by herself ' for food, clothing, transportation, childcare, occupational training and medical care. Without government aid, the obvious answer is no. Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF), as described by Robert Kuttner, is a government aid program designed 'to help all of the working poor rise out of poverty.' It includes tuition reimbursements, wage supplements, and above all, childcare. (Kuttner). It creates a more equal opportunity for those at a disadvantage to improve themselves and their situation....   [tags: essays research papers] 838 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
An Argument for GMO's in Foods - One of my favorite episodes of the television show, "The Simpsons", begins with Marge, the mother, serving her family a dinner of unusually large, genetically modified foods. Shortly after dinner is served, one of the potatoes eats a carrot. Although this example is comedic hyperbole, it is still an excellent illustration of the public perception of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as dangerous "Frankenfoods". This perception is out of touch with the reality of GMOs and runs contrary to a large body of scientific evidence that indicates that GMOs are safe for people and our environment....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 1200 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Argument in Favor of Gun Control - “Almost twelve kids lose their lives every single day because of guns” (Capps). Most recently, two young boys were shot as they were leaving a high school football game. Soon, another year anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting will arrive. In this incident, two students opened fire on their classmates in Columbine. I cannot imagine the horrors of my fellow students being killed by guns. Many other related acts of gun violence have brought up issues on gun control. Debates have risen between citizens on how the government should establish stronger gun control laws....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays]
:: 4 Works Cited
800 words
(2.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Globalization: An Argument For Limited Protectionism - Abstract Globalization has changed the way that everyone conducts business. Throughout history, man has constantly increasing its scope from a local agrarian economy, to cottage industries, to domestic industry, to the newly globalized international framework of commerce that exists today. This progression is quite logical, as it ever increases the efficiency at which products are produced and services are rendered. However, when put in context, the theoretical maximization of efficiency may have dire consequences on independent nations....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]
:: 6 Works Cited
1636 words
(4.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
An Argument For Gun Control - Gun control is an issue that has been debated by Americans since the 1960’s (Dolan 1). The debate questions the right of Americans to bear arms, this including, handguns, shotguns, and rifles. Some say a simple restriction of these arms is in order while some think they should be banned altogether (Dolan 1). Both sides hold strong opinions often causing conflict in the matter and confusion among the citizens of the United States. However, the opponents do agree that a death rate of 30 million a year due to the powerful and deadly weapon is too high; only they have different views on how to lower this rate....   [tags: Guns Shooting Arms Weapons Essays]
:: 3 Works Cited
1462 words
(4.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
An Argument Against Gun Control - A proposed federal law to outlaw all guns would be more effective at disarming law-abiding citizens than at disarming the criminals who abuse them. If guns were outlawed, the criminals would not stop carrying guns, but the good, law-abiding citizens would. It would do nothing about the illegally obtained handguns in the possession of criminals. In The NRA is Right, Josh Sugarmann states that “One tenet of the National Rifle Association’s faith has always been that handgun controls do little to stop criminals from obtaining handguns” (Sugarmann 185)....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 900 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
An Argument Against Gun Control - The Gun Control issue has sparked major controversy in America today. People who support gun control feel that guns are the reason for the soaring crime rate in our country. I disagree with the supporters of gun control. I feel that because of the black market, violent criminals being released from prison early, and the need to ensure personal safety, stricter gun control will have very little impact on violent crime in America. I believe that gun control works in theory, but not in real life. Sure, there are many violent crimes where guns are used, but most of these guns are obtained illegally, because the gun control laws enforced are not enough....   [tags: Firearms Brady Bill]
:: 8 Works Cited
1758 words
(5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Argument Against the Death Penalty - The new millenium has ushered in many wonderful things for the world to look forward to such as new advances in medical science, food production technology, and communication systems that allow even the most remote places on earth to a wealth of information instantly. However, many places around the world have taken three steps back in human rights for every step taken in technological advances. Capital punishment heads up this A-list if you will, of crimes against humanity that are carried out in the name of justice each and every day globally....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays] 910 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Argument Against The Death Penalty - "The question with which we must deal is not whether a substantial proportion of American citizens, would today, if polled, opine that capital punishment is barbarously cruel, but whether they would find it to be so in light of all information presently available. -Justice Thurgood Marshall Family members of the wrongfully convicted, This letter is for everyone out there who has ever suffered. Anyone who has ever felt the infallibility of our criminal justice system. Anyone who believes that death is scary....   [tags: Exemplification Essays] 1998 words
(5.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Argument for Legalization of Marijuana - Marijuana has become one of the most controversial drugs in America. Ever since its cultivation began around 1611, marijuana has puzzled people with its effects. Many question marijuana?s classification as a schedule one drug. A schedule one drug is one that has a high potential for abuse and no medicinal value. Some argue that the war on drugs, in particular marijuana, has cost taxpayers billions and is wasting funds that could be used on more important tasks such as improving transportation or education....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Weed Drugs Legal Essays] 1456 words
(4.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Argument for Increasing American Immigration - Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door. This inscription, which is found on the Statue of Liberty, greeted years of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island to America. It describes the idealized view of the United States as a nation of immigrants, where anyone can achieve the American dream. However, does this accurately describe our immigration policy today....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay]
:: 9 Works Cited
2874 words
(8.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Universities Must Continue with the Race-sensitive Admissions Process - Newspaper headlines and public forums demand educational reform with growing frequency. Race-sensitive admissions policies are often at the center of these debates. For example, according to the Los Angeles Times on March 21, 2001, the Los Angeles Community College district trustees are scheduled to vote for a resolution to support the University of California’s move to reinstate affirmative action in its admissions policies. This reinstatement has visible student support as seen in the March 15, 2001 rallies at the UC Regent’s meeting in which over 1,000 supporters of affirmative action came out to voice their opinion....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
:: 14 Works Cited
3205 words
(9.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Student Athletes Should Not Receive Additional Money - Student Athletes Should Not Receive Additional Money When a student athlete signs a letter of intent to play at a division one school, he or she is generally happy for the opportunity to perform at the highest level of college competition. Like all good things though, they eventually come to an end. After awhile athletes soon begin to realize not all of their expenses are paid for. Because some of the extra costs in college are put on student athletes, some suggest the NCAA and other sources should provide additional funding to help athletes out....   [tags: Argumentative Argument Sports Papers] 2490 words
(7.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Children Are Too Young to Vote - Children Are Too Young to Vote On February 22, 2004, I finally turned 18. I was an adult. I was supposed to be responsible. I had rights I never had before. And I was old enough to make my own decisions. Although I passed up buying cigarettes, joining the military, and getting a tattoo, I did embrace the chance to vote. I remember walking into the town hall for the first time, filling out my voting card, and feeling the sense of adulthood. When I was sitting there voting I realized how little I actually knew about the candidates....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 859 words
(2.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
All's Fair In Love And War - All's Fair In Love And War The Political Realist's Argument Is war ever the right or wrong thing to do. Political Realists claim that war is just and permissible only when it is in the best interest of a state. Further, they argue morality has no place in determining the justifiability of war. In considering the legitimacy of war, I will first analyze one main argument in support of 'Political Realism', after which I will critique the argument, which I provided in support of political realism....   [tags: Argument Argumentative Morals Papers] 2174 words
(6.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Respect, Coercion and Religious Belief - Respect, Coercion and Religious Belief In this paper, I articulate and evaluate an important argument in support of the claim that citizens of a liberal democracy should not support coercive policies on the basis of a rationale they know other citizens reasonably reject. I conclude that that argument is unsuccessful. In particular, I argue that religious believers who support coercive public policies on the basis of religious convictions do not disrespect citizens who reasonably regard such religious convictions as false....   [tags: Religion Argumentative Argument Papers]
:: 4 Works Cited
3319 words
(9.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Teenage Drivers Requirements Argument - In 2013, more than 2,500 teenagers died in the United States from motor vehicle crash injuries. Such injuries are by far the leading public health problem for young people 13-19 years old (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety [IIHS], 2014). Drivers are not the only ones at risk. Teenagers who are passengers in others vehicles make up a startling 87% of the fatality statistic. Lack of driving experience, disregard for traffic laws, and quick access to full driving privileges contribute to teen death....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Driving Essays]
:: 2 Works Cited
695 words
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
An Argument Against Abortion - Psychologist, Sociologists and Anthropologist all have their place when it comes to analyzing criminals. Any member from these fields of study would have an interesting time analyzing Eric Rudolph. Eric Rudolph has been held responsible for numerous bombings of anti-abortion clinics as well as the bombing at the 1992 Atlanta summer games. As a result of these bombings one person has been killed and over 100 injured. From a psychological standpoint, Mr. Rudolph had some very serious issues. He was ruled to be mentally unstable....   [tags: essays research papers] 821 words
(2.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
An Argument Against Abortion - ABORTION I am against abortion for a couple of reasons. I believe adopting instead of aborting is a better decision. Abortion is murder. Condoms are available and inexpensive. There are also other forms of birth control. Some people say it’s their choice so I think people should choose wisely, by not killing a baby. There are also many programs in the U.S. that will aid people financially, for people who claim to be financially unfit to raise a child. I believe adoption is a better choice than murder....   [tags: essays research papers] 507 words
(1.4 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
wake up (argument ) - Wake-up I grew up on the corner of Ocean Ave. and Dorchester Ave., where all the older kids sat by the stoop that provide a gust of breeze during the summer. As the little ones on the block cool off form the open fire hydrant. Brooklyn, New York, Flatbush to be specific is the topic of the composition. Flatbush is a place where people pray to God so long that they soon become an Atheist. It’s a place where you can be with your friend one day and tomorrow he is dead. And the A-Team comes by, excuse me the cops, we call them that because they come out of vans and begin shooting with no regard....   [tags: essays research papers] 475 words
(1.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Argument Against Reality Television - What pleasure do you get from watching a group of people humiliate themselves in the name of television. Media both in the UK and around the world seem to have "discovered" that so-called "reality" shows are very profitable, resulting in a growing string of such shows in recent years. Although not all are successful, many do achieve significant popularity and cultural prominence. That does not mean, however, that they are good for society or that they should be aired. Can you honestly say, that after absorbing the reality rubbish, you have learned something....   [tags: Persuasive Essays, Argumentative Essay] 864 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Argument Against Gun Control - Gun Control is when you keep firearms plus guns away from people. Many people think that gun control is right because they think keeping people away from guns will reduce the amount of deaths each year. They also think that guns cause many of the deaths that had been committed each year. Also when ever people hear the word gun, the thoughts are of violence and negativity. Many people, myself included think gun control is wrong because we know that it is not necessary, since we know that guns were not involved in many of the deaths caused each year....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1277 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Argument Supporting Gay Marriage - People are born homosexual. If you are homosexual you cannot get married. That idea is ridiculous. On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Marriage is defined as a sacred bond of love between two people. Gay people also feel love therefore, they should be allowed the same rights as everyone else in this country. Homosexuality is an accepted lifestyle nowadays with a proven biological causation. The only thing that should matter in marriage is love and denying them this is a violation of religious freedom....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays] 1269 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Argument Supporting Gay Marriage - Lindsey and Beth, a lesbian couple, have been living together for eleven years. Lindsey conceived two children from a sperm donor. Together, Lindsey and Beth turned their house into a loving home for their two children. One day, on the way home from the grocery store, Lindsey was killed in a tragic car accident. Before Beth could even grasp the situation, the children that she helped raise from birth had been taken away and placed into the care of Lindsey's parents, who never were a part of their lives because they did not accept Lindsey's homosexuality....   [tags: Homosexual Gay Lesbian Rights Same Sex Couples]
:: 3 Works Cited
2225 words
(6.4 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
An Argument Against Abortion - A Case for the Pro-Life Stance on Abortion Over 40 million babies have been legally aborted since 1972. In 1972, the case of Roe versus Wade was brought to the Supreme Court and it is one of the most controversial issues involving women's civil right. The case dealt with the right to choose to have an abortion to end a pregnancy. Most feminist groups supported this case since women felt it was their body and their choice whether to have a baby or not. It is not a choice it is a child, and it is wrong and cruel....   [tags: The Right to Life, Pro-Life Essays] 932 words
(2.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Weak Theory of Evolution - The Weak Theory of Evolution One of the most contested issues in the creation/evolution debate is the origin of the eye. Creationists see the eye as the pinnacle of complex design; evolutionists see the eye as the accumulation of small mutations preserved by natural selection. Charles Darwin started the controversy with an argument that is widely quoted by both sides: To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by na...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
:: 5 Works Cited
2780 words
(7.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Kant's Theses: Unknowability and Non-Spatiotemporality - Kant's Theses: Unknowability and Non-Spatiotemporality In the present paper is analyzed the relationship between Kant's theses concerning unknowability and non-spatiotemporality of things in themselves. First of all, it is argued that even by taking for granted that the Unknowability Thesis does not contradict the Non-Spatiotemporality Thesis, because the former can be thought as a consequence of the latter, this is not enough to avoid another problem, namely, that the Non-Spatiotemporality Thesis is not sufficient to abolish the possibility of thinking consistently of space and time as empirical or material....   [tags: Kant Argumentative Argument Papers]
:: 12 Works Cited
4430 words
(12.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
School Vouchers are Good - School Vouchers are Good Wise men say you cannot predict Supreme Court decisions based on questions raised during oral argument, but the justices' go-round on the school voucher question may prove an exception to that rule - as this essay will demonstrate. Lead counsel for each side respectively provided a textbook example of how to argue, and how not to argue, before the High Court. The justices see their share of both types but rarely in the same case. Judith French, assistant attorney general of Ohio, defended the Cleveland program brilliantly....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
:: 2 Works Cited
724 words
(2.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
cloning argument - Cloning: Choice is Ethical Thousands of people a year are placed on the organ donor's list. Thousands of people a year are diagnosed with diseases that are dubbed fatal unless a transplant or transfusion is given. This has created a large demand for some alternative method to the present donor practice. Research in the "taboo" science of cloning seems to provide a viable method in which to aid the problem aforementioned and many others as well. But is it ethical. Cloning technology is expected to aid the result in several medical breakthroughs....   [tags: essays research papers] 1383 words
(4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Argument Against Smoking - Expensive highs, expensive addictions, smoking is a worthless habit. Nicotine, like so many other harmful substances, is a drug. They have the power to affect how you feel about yourself and those around you. It takes full control of your body, like your brain has been infected by tar. The three main groups of drugs are legal, illegal and medicinal. Legal and illegal, what is the difference in today's world. Smoking causes fatal hazards and I believe as a consequence, should be made illegal....   [tags: Papers Nicotine Tobbacco Argumentative Essays] 1770 words
(5.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Argument Against Euthanasia -   Euthanasia is a medical procedure which speeds up the process of dying for people with incurable, painful, or distressing diseases.  The patient’s doctor can stop treatment and instead let them die from their illness.  It come from the Greek words for 'good' and 'death', and is also called mercy killing.  Euthanasia is illegal in most countries including the UK .  If you suffer from an incurable disease, you cannot legally terminate your life.  However, in a number of European countries it is possible to go to a clinic which will assist you to die gracefully under some very strict circumstances....   [tags: Free Euthanasia Essay] 477 words
(1.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Berkeley's Water Experiment - Berkeley introduces his water experiment in order to demonstrate that in perception the perceiver does not reach the world itself but is confined to a realm of representations or sense data. We will attempt to demonstrate that Berkeley's description of our experience at the end of the water experiment is inauthentic, that it is not so much a description of an experience as a reconstruction of what we would experience if the receptor organs (the left and right hands) were objects existing in a space partes extra partes....   [tags: Science Illusions Argument Papers]
:: 7 Works Cited
4052 words
(11.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Violence on TV - Violence on TV For a long time now the debate has been, and continues to be, as to whether or not violence on television makes children more violent. As with all contentious issues there are both proponents and detractors. This argument has been resurrected in the wake of school shootings, most notably Columbine and Erfurt, Germany; and acts of random violence by teenagers, the murders of two Dartmouth professors. Parents, teachers, pediatricians, child psychiatrists, and FCC Chairmen William Kennard and former Vice President Al Gore say violent TV programming contribute in large part to in violence in young people today....   [tags: Argumentative Argument Media Television]
:: 9 Works Cited
2095 words
(6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Fallacies - Fallacies A fallacy is defined as a kind of error in reasoning. They can be persuasive and be created both unintentionally and intentionally in order to deceive others from the truth. Fallacies often indicate a false belief or cause of a false belief (dowden, 2006). An argument or situation commits a fallacy when the reasons offered do not support the conclusion. This defeats the purpose of the argument since its point is to give reason to support the conclusion. Fallacies affect the outcome of our everyday decision making process....   [tags: Reasoning Argument Fallacy Logic] 1011 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Arguments - Discussions on various topics come up anywhere there is people with certain thoughts. These discussions will come up from out of nowhere and from anywhere. When a discussion becomes a heated debate as two parties utter back and forth then it is an argument. Winning those arguments, whether you know or do not know what you are talking about, is a great feeling. Here is how to win arguments, when you have no clue of what the argument entails, by making things up, using meaningless but weighty-sounding words and phrases, and by using snappy comebacks....   [tags: essays research papers] 670 words
(1.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]


Your search returned over 400 essays for "argument"
<< Previous  1  2  3  4  5