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Plato the Philosopher - Plato was a philosopher who was born in Athens (470-390 BCE), and was also a student of Socrates. He felt that intelligence and one’s perception belonged to completely independent realms or realities. He believed that general concepts of knowledge were predestined, or placed in the soul before birth even occurred in living things. Plato believed that the cosmos was intelligible, and the the universe was mathematically understandable. He believes that mathematical objects could be seen as perfect forms....   [tags: biography, philosophy] 675 words
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On Religion: Rhetorical Devices - on Religion: Rhetorical Devices In Twilight of the Idols Nietzsche discusses his views on Christianity, other philosophers, and authors of his time. Nietzsche’s main focus, however, is on Christianity and how its actions and views are means to an end. He uses eloquent diction that sometimes loses the reader (he makes up for his articulate word usage with elementary sentences which describe his views very efficiently) along with syntax which is very informal - for the time - to describe his views on subjects quite exquisitely....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 930 words
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The Seven Learning Styles - The Seven Learning Styles One of the seven learning styles that this paper will discuss is the bodily kinesthetic intelligence. This is defined by David Kolb as, “the physical movement and knowledge or wisdom of the body” (Kolb 1984). Some of the characteristics that this intelligence includes is being able to perform physical exercises and have control over voluntary movements.. Children who rely on this intelligence to learn have a good sense of the connection between the mind and the body, such as balance, and most achieve high quality body functioning, or athleticism....   [tags: essays papers]
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the trounle with sweatshops - The controversial issue of sweatshops is one often over looked by The United States. In the Social Issues Encyclopedia, entry # 167, Matt Zwolinski tackles the issues of sweatshops. In this article Matt raises a question I have not been able to get out of my head since I have begun researching this topic, “ are companies who contract with sweatshops doing anything wrong?” this article goes on to argue that the people who work in the sweatshops willingly choose to work there, despite the poor environment....   [tags: essays research papers] 795 words
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The Origin of Ideas - The Origin of Ideas Webster's dictionary defines the word idea as 1) something, such as a thought or conception, that potentially or actually exists in the mind as a product of mental activity, 2) an opinion, a conviction, or a principle, 3) a plan, scheme, or method 4) the gist of a specific situation, and 5) a notion. We have a better understanding of these definitions today because of the thoughts and writings of Descartes and John Locke. These two have very different views on the origin of ideas....   [tags: Papers] 810 words
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Rationality and Inconsistent Beliefs - Many believe that there is something inherently irrational about accepting each element of an inconsistent set of propositions. However, arguments for this doctrine seem lacking other than those that appeal to the principle that the set of propositions that one rationally accepts is (or should be) closed under logical consequences, or those that note that error is made inevitable when one accepts an inconsistent set. After explaining why the preceding sorts of arguments do not succeed, I consider a novel attempt by Keith Lehrer to undermine the chief argument in favor of the claim that it can sometimes be rational to accept inconsistent sets....   [tags: Ration Logic]
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Overview of CYC Project - Overview of CYC Abstract The CYC project is the first serious attempt to build a base of human consensus knowledge -- to encode common sense. The CYC system is intended to provide a "deep" layer of understanding that can eventually be used by other programs to make them more flexible and less "brittle". This paper discusses of the motivations behind the encoding of common sense, provides an overview of the CYC system and touches on some of its applications. Introduction Often it is enough is to solve problems in a very specific domain....   [tags: Human Consensus Knowledge] 2137 words
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Analysis of Billing's Article, Are Women in Management Victims of the Phantom of the Male Norm? - Introduction This research paper will discuss a paper published in volume 18 of Gender, Work and Organization (ISSN 0968-6673), in the Human Resource Management and Employment Studies field, titled “Are Women in Management Victims of the Phantom of the Male Norm?” (Billing 2011). Yvonne Due Billing is an Associate Professor working at the Department of Sociology in the University of Copenhagen. She has more than 60 published research contributions to book/anthology/report, working papers and contribution to conferences (University of Copenhagen 2011)....   [tags: Business Management]
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Critical Review of Helping Students Meet the Challenges of Academic Writing by Fernsten and Reda - ‘Helping students meet the challenges of academic writing’ by Fernsten and Reda is an interesting study how reflective writing practices can be useful for marginalized students, who are struggling with “negative writer self-identity. The possible causes according to Fernsten & Reda are, “issues such as race, class and gender that are marginalized factors for many basic writers”, in addition to the expectations of the dominant academic culture. However, even though Fernsten & Reda illuminated the ‘potential conflicts’ within the academic world, they have failed to provide conclusive evidence that supports their argument regarding their solution....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Gothic Fiction: The Representation of Evil in Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto - Gothic Fiction: The Representation of Evil in Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto. The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel written by Horace Walpole. It is regarded as the first Gothic novel, initiating a new literary genre which became extremely popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Gothic literature’s desire to explore the unknown, the unexplainable, inexplicable and the terrifying can be seen as a reaction to the Enlightenment’s emphasis on the rational and knowable. The Enlightenment rejected the belief in superstition, and religion....   [tags: literary genre, literary analysis] 2238 words
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Finding the Nation: The Issues with Modern Immigration Policies in the United States - In the dawn of the 21st century the typical impression an American can hold when the word ‘immigration’ is brought up may include a lot of controversey. Immigration in the late 18th century was essentially a norm for the newfound American society. With Congress introducing bills like Arizona’s SB 1070 it is quite apparent that immigration is now one of America’s biggest discussions in U.S. Politics. Two interpretationa of the topic at hand can be illustrated by examining Jacob Hornberger’s essay “Keep the Borders Open” and Peter Brimlow’s essay “A Nation of Immigrants”....   [tags: Reform, Government, Immigration] 1466 words
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Teenage Years: A Critical Period of Physical, Cognitive and Biological Development - Teenage is the evolutionary as well as the revolutionary period of one’s life. It is the time when one goes through the worst so as to reach out to the best. It is the most precious and memorable part of one’s life, and also one of the most difficult. According to a recent survey at Yahoo-a social networking website- teenage years are the best years of a person’s life. Esther Williams, a famous personality of his time once said, “Everything about my teenage life was almost ideal”. During the teenage period, one is leaving childhood and entering into adulthood....   [tags: teens, child development] 908 words
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The Declaration of Independence and it's Relevancy to the NSA controversy - ​The Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson provides some very valid arguments. These claims are useful for many reasons. They also offer valuable insight into the current National Security Agency (NSA) domestic spying program controversy. Jefferson is a very persuasive writer for many reasons. He employs many rhetorical strategies throughout his argument. This text is considered a classic, one that was important in the time it was written, and equally important now. The Declaration of Independence is an ongoing and viable model to put to use for the current NSA domestic spying program controversy....   [tags: rights, freedom, surveillance]
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Overview: The Adventure Of The Speckled Band by Arthur Conan Doyle - Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Adventure Of The Speckled Band” is a traditional Sherlock Holmes adventure but with a twist. Sherlock Holmes known by “his skills in deductive reasoning”(Moore 1) help him resolve the mystery behind the dead of Helen Stoner’s twin sister Julia. The story begins with the introduction of the female heroine, Helen Stoner, whom after frightening events regarding her sister’s death, and unusual sounds, she seeks for the help of Sherlock Holmes. However, Helen was not cautious enough that her stepfather, Dr....   [tags: sherlock homes, roylott, helen]
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Social Polarisation in Global Cities: Theory and Evidence by Chris Hamnet - Introduction. Throughout Gerring’s (2006) description of case selection techniques, the emphasis is set in the methodological structures of each procedure. Each of these techniques relies on certain parameters in which cases look for different means to representativeness. A case study should always be representative of a larger population and this stands a decisive benchmark for its validity as a stand-alone case, either for testing or generating a hypothesis (Gerring, 2006). The crucial case study however is presented with a more careful insight, since its methodological approach distances from the other techniques....   [tags: polarisation, ]
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Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences by Howard Gardner - Words hold such power and meaning that tend to evolve throughout the years. As I set out to read on the “Theory of Multiple Intelligences” by Howard Gardner I seem to question the meaning of Intelligence. Although I have never pondered a single word more feverishly as I have in the last couple weeks it has been quite an endeavor. According to Merriam-Webster (2014), “Intelligence: the ability to learn or understand things or to deal with new or difficult situations.” Howard Gardner first publishes his own view of intelligence in his book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983)....   [tags: learning styles, education, tests]
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The Importance of Integrated Production System in the Manufacturing Industry. - CHAPTER 3 Research Methodology 3.1 Introduction The chapter 2 literature review emphasized several approaches and key academic theories for the examination of role of integrated production system in the manufacturing industry to enhance the productivity. At this stage, it is crucial to expand knowledge and understanding of the philosophy and methodology of research. It is essential for the selection of most suitable methods to reach at the consistent and authentic conclusion according to the defined research objectives....   [tags: Business Management] 2390 words
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Model-based Reasoning in Model-Checking for the Examination of Software Systems - Challenging issues in theoretical computer science arise in connection with the problem of detecting undesired behaviours among software potential executions and removing them. Model checking (Baier and Katoen 2008), a leading formal method devoted to this purpose, enables one to examine computational systems by means of a formal model of the system and of an algorithm that searches throughout the model for desired/undesired behaviours. This paper analyses model checking as an instantiation, in the computer science field, of the model-based reasoning approach characterizing the examination of complex empirical systems....   [tags: Computer Science]
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The Failure of an All-Volunteer Military, by Andrew J. Bacevich - “Failure of an All-Volunteer Military”, published in the Boston Globe in 2007, Andrew Bacevich argues that our all-volunteer military has failed, with his thesis, “Failure to correct those defects will only invite more Iraqs – unnecessary wars that once begun prove unwinnable.” He writes of how the all-volunteer military was created, the separation of society and the military, government losing the power to draft, and citizens losing their voice in “how the military is used.” He then writes, citizens feel no “obligation” to the military thereby will not join....   [tags: Defects, Consequences, Ribbons]
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Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity, by David N. Entwistle - Summary “Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity” (2010) is about the purposeful integration of psychology and Christianity. Entwistle, discusses the integration of scripture and nature, holding to historic orthodox Christianity that “Scripture and the natural world have their origins in God’s creativity and revelation” (Entwistle, 2010, p. 136). Theology clarifies the Word of God (Bible), and Psychology corresponds with the works of God. A working definition of integration is offered, “A multi-faceted attempt to discern the underlying truths about the nature and functioning of human beings from the unique vantage points of psychology (in its various sub-disciplines,...   [tags: Bible, Theology, Responsive Essay]
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Analysis of Sinner's in the Hands of an Angry God - To take the first jab at answering this inquiry, it would be fair to assume one would ask this question in rhetorical context, being that the answer is blatantly obvious. Though to prove my conjecture, it will be necessary to first prove logical validations in this Question. We will also apply the analysis of the reference to a sermon titled “sinners in the hand's of an angry god” which was given by a preacher named Johnathan Edwards in 1741, it was a well written argument, first providing a danger or infinite despair in “Hell”, then supplying the ultimate trump card of happiness in the form of “Heaven,” but ultimately it was highly successful in attracting people to the puritan religion....   [tags: religion, beliefs, hell, heaven]
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Practical and Theoretical Problems in Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies - Introduction Along with qualitative and quantitative methodologies in research, the trend of combining both qualitative and quantitative methodologies is widely used and increasingly articulated, attached to research practice and recognized as the third major research approach or research paradigm (Johnson, Onwuegbuzie & Turner, 2007). The start of the combined methods was argued on the notion that different methodologies that have always comfortably coexisted (Datta, 1994). On the other hand, Greene (2007) argued that another perspective on the development of combining both quantitative and qualitative methods emerged because of the willing acceptance of mixing methodologies in the applie...   [tags: research, data, healthcare]
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Classical Approaches to Teaching English as a Second Language - During the last hundred years, English has become the most important language in the world. In the contemporary age, learning any foreign tongue has become both fashionable and necessary. But is there a perfect method which can be applied to achieve the appropriate level of English. I have been learning English for more than 10 years, but have never realized that there are so many different techniques and approaches to teach English as a second language. While studying, I have noticed that I had experienced some of them at the primary and secondary school....   [tags: Languages, ESL, Foreign Language] 1603 words
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Writing Proficiency Issues for International Students in the UK - Writing proficiency is an obstacle which most students, especially those who should start writing in academic style, can face. However, more difficulties are likely to be faced by international students in the UK, who have to succeed in achieving two main aims; the first one concerns the ability to understand what might be the requirements that they should fulfil. Secondly, how they manage to express their ideas through the UK academic procedure. In fact, the cultural factor plays a pivotal role in a student’s progress as regards academic writing, while the UK readers often struggle to understand what non-native speakers try to say in their papers, which probably lead to unsatisfactory asses...   [tags: foreign language, English, ] 1069 words
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The Effects of Decision Making Model: A Cultural Examination - Decision-making, is one of the many commonalities shared by a number of individuals regardless of their cultural background, demographic, economics, sex or religious affiliation. Everyday people are presented with problems, be they professional, political or social – problems do exist, and decision how to address them must be made. However, the difference in how an individual chooses to approach decisions differs from person to person. A Senior VP may make decisions more differently than a World Leader....   [tags: Psychology ] 1669 words
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The Impact of the Scientific Revolution Upon the Enlightenment - The age of Enlightenment was a progression of the cultural and intellectual changes in Europe that had resulted from the scientific revolution during the sixteenth and seventeenth century. The scientific revolution and the discoveries made about the natural world would ultimately challenge the way people perceived the world around them. Scientist found real answers, by questioning flawed ancient beliefs that were widely held and maintained by the church. Ultimately, these discoveries and scientific advancements would evolve and effect social, cultural, and political developments in Europe over the course of time....   [tags: European History] 985 words
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The Question of Free Will: Descartes, Hume, and Nietzsche - The power of acting without necessity and acting on one’s own discretions, free will still enamors debates today, as it did in the past with philosophers Nietzsche, Descartes, and Hume. There are two strong opposing views on the topic, one being determinism and the other “free will”. Determinism, or the belief a person lacks free will and all events including human actions are determined by forces outside the will of an individual contrasts the entire premise of free will. Rene Descartes formulates his philosophical work through deductive reasoning and follows his work with his system of reasoning....   [tags: Free Will Essays]
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The Multicursal and Rhizome Labyrinths as Metaphors for Detection - When referring to labyrinths, Kolter states that there are usually three types that are widely considered: The unicursal maze, the multicursal or mannerist maze, and the rhizome or network maze. The first type poses no challenge to the individual traversing its pathways because it consists of a single pathway that leads to a centre and then further on to an exit. The second type creates more of a challenge as it is made up of numerous pathways, many of which lead to dead ends, but there is only one correct pathway leading to the exit; however, this maze is one which can be successfully navigated through trial and error....   [tags: labyrinths, maze, pathways, deduction]
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Reflections on the Scientific Revolution, Deism, and Religion - Constantly on opposite sides, science and religion both espoused to define the meaning of man's existence and purpose. From the dawn of human cognition, religion seemed to have an important influence in daily lives. On the other hand, the purpose of science was to support theological dogma, and if possible, enforce them. By the 15th century, a pattern of divergence from solely subordination to theology emerges. Why was this possible. Looking at the characteristics of science and theology, the aims of the former is positivistic and the latter is normative....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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New Ways of Thinking in Science and Art - Samuel Johnson stated “Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it” (Richard Van De Lagemaat pg.28). Many philosophers constructed their ideologies by exploring the world around them and for their sense of curiosity. However, as the years passed, many of the theories proven changed due to new information discovered. The reason for these new discoveries to occur was because of “curiosity”. Curiosity opened the doors for inquiry and great ideas or even inventions....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Human Fallibility Exposed in Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat's Cradle - Oscar Wilde, an acclaimed Irish Poet, novelist, dramatist and critic once aptly commented, “Men become old, but they never become good”. The philosophical aspect of this quote relies on the basis that human beings are inherently malevolent. Through his pessimistic perspective, Wilde clearly captures the ill-disposed mindset of mankind. Moreover, there are various deductive arguments that discredit the optimistic depiction of human nature. One of the prime examples can be found in Kurt Vonnegut’s literature....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle] 1029 words
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On Being an Atheist by H J McCloskey - H J McCloskey intelligently put his thoughts together and shared his beliefs in his article called “On Being an Athiest” addressing some key arguments discussed in atheism and theism from an atheistic point of view. He makes no apologies for bringing up a difficult topic and for trying to argue persuasively for his views. He makes a great point when he states, “…I make no apology for doing so, as it is useful for us to remind ourselves of the reasons for and virtues of our beliefs (50).” Whether a theist or an atheist we should know what we believe and why we believe what we believe....   [tags: philosophy, atheism, theism, belief]
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Improve Inventory Management To Support Maintenance Management Program - BACKGROUND Material management is one of the main components in the management of all types of companies. Material management plays an important role in supporting the company's performance, which relates to customer satisfaction, cost of production and financial performance. Ruauw (2011) stated that the raw materials required should be sufficient available so as to ensure smooth production. However, should the quantity of inventory it should not be too large so that capital tied up in inventory and costs....   [tags: Material Management, Companies]
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Use of Persuasive Argument in 12 Angry Men - The movie “12 Angry Men” examines the dynamics at play in a United States jury room in the 1950’s. It revolves around the opinions and mindsets of twelve diverse characters that are tasked with pronouncing the guilt or innocence of a young man accused of patricide. The extraordinary element is that their finding will determine his life or death. This play was made into a movie in 1957, produced by Henry Fonda who played the lead role, Juror #8, and Reginald Rose who wrote the original screenplay....   [tags: 12 Angry Men Essays]
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The Influence of Locke and Hobbes on Government - Thomas Hobbes and John Locke have authored two works that have had a significant impact on political philosophy. In the “Leviathan” by Hobbes and “Two Treatises of Government” by Locke, the primary focus was to analyze human nature to determine the most suitable type of government for humankind. They will have confounding results. Hobbes concluded that an unlimited sovereign is the only option, and would offer the most for the people, while for Locke such an idea was without merit. He believed that the government should be limited, ruling under the law, with divided powers, and with continued support from its citizens....   [tags: Hobbes vs Locke]
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Defense of Traditional Marriage by Ryan T. Anderson - Ryan T. Anderson discusses the legal status of same-sex relationships in his article “In defense of traditional marriage” (2013). He contends that marriage is defined historically, socially and legally as existing between a man and a woman and should remain so defined for the benefit of society. Anderson is correct in his historical interpretation of marriage; yet present day usage would imply that the definition of marriage is undergoing a social change which should be reflected in the law. The premises Anderson puts forth are not new....   [tags: same-sex marriage, dual-sex couples]
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Teaching The Slow Learner In Elementary School - Abstract An underachiever in school can find themselves grouped under a generalized classification much too easily. A child should not be grouped with a group of underachievers and be placed under one certain classification and this happens much too often in our schools. A teacher must be aware of very specific and very personal problems that can cause a child to be considered an underachiever or a slow learner. Confusion regarding this topic needs to be reduced in our schools. Some teachers are just too quick to identify and also to attempt to correct learning disabilities without the proper training or knowledge on the subject....   [tags: Special education, Learning Disability] 1402 words
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Female Representation on the Board of Directors - Hillman, Shropshire and Cannella (2007) seeks to answer the question of why do some organizations have women on their board of directors while others do not. This review will seek to identify the objective of the study; basic assumptions and theories deployed; identify the hypothesis and research methodologies used in testing the assumptions, and discuss the results before reaching a conclusion. The research question is appropriate because it focused on the characteristics organisations have that are likely pointers to the level of female representation on its board....   [tags: women's studies, business] 1018 words
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Psychology Takes Roots in the United States - Introduction Behaviorism started slowly in the United States in the early 20th century but John B. Watson brought this new way of psychology to the forefront in the world of psychology (Greenwood, 2009) with his teaching on measurable things (Dewey, 2007). Behaviorists in America in the mid-twentieth century desired to explain and regulate behaviors and even create set laws that could describe said behaviors (Dewey, 2007). Watson (1913) states that psychology, according to behaviorists, is an objective and experimental part of science which needs little self-analysis similar to that of chemistry and physics....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Critical Analysis of a Social Research Study - INTRODUCTION Researches overtime includes the interpretation of social phenomenon and realities in social world. In an attempt to explain social realities, Simons and Wurtele (2010) explored inter generational cycle of violence in their study. They examined the relationships between parent’s approval and children’s approval of corporal punishment (CP), the subsequent relationship between children’s CP experience and preference for hitting to resolve interpersonal conflict. They sampled 102 families including parents and children....   [tags: Research Analysis]
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The Role and Results of Religious Thinking - Science and technology have been regarded by many people as the Moses who led human out of the world of ignorance to the land of knowledge and wealth. Religion, in the other respect, has unfortunately been misinterpreted as the evil Pharaoh who wants to keep human under his slavery(. Some people believe that if Newton did not wastehis time on the search for God, he probably would have made much more contribution to science. "I feel pity for Newton's life in his old age, ... His great contribution to astronomy, optics, math and mechanics is immortal....   [tags: Science vs Religion] 1228 words
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The Relationship Between Cognitive and Moral Development - Many researchers have written about child development, but the most well known are Jean Piaget and Lawrence Kohlberg. Piaget's theory of cognitive development and Kohlberg's theory of moral development have been essential in helping researchers grasp the biological and psychological changes that occur between birth and adolescence. While these theories share some similarities, they also have many differences, such as Kohlberg’s application to various cultures. It is important to compare these models in order to comprehend child development....   [tags: Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg, four stages]
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History of Anthropology in the United States - During the 20th century, anthropology has developed following influential people such as Boas. The four subfields existed for a long time as separate fields, but with the direction of examining human culture within the United States, it became important to be holistic. Each subfield contributed greatly as no one field can study the entire breadth or depth of culture and behavior. However, there are forces that are contributing to each field going in its own direction that can lead to a break-up in the future....   [tags: Ethnic Groups, Native Americans]
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The Purpose of Learning a Foreign Language - The purpose of learning a foreign language is communication and this can be achieved by communicating in the foreign language (Walia, 2012). Therefore, thorough practise in grammatical exercises or memorizing dialogues and phrases do not provide the required results as actual attempts at spontaneous conversation in the foreign language. The Grammar Translation Method and the Audiolingual Approach were replaced by the Communicative Method as the former two were insufficient in certain ways as primary language teaching methods....   [tags: communicative methods, audiolingual approach]
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An Uphill Battle on Science and Religion - In the summer of 2008, the state of Louisiana passed a controversial bill, dubbed “LouisianaScience Education Act”. High school student Zack Kopplin was a sophomore who eventually launched a campaign to repeal the law. (Allman) The bill in question allows supplementary textbook to be used in the school as well as “help students understand, analyze, critique, and review scientific theories in an objective manner...” (ncse) of course this only applies to controversial topics like the theory of evolution, Abiogenesis, global warming, and cloning (ncse)....   [tags: Science Education Act, Lousiana, Bill]
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The Death Penalty's Pros and Cons - Research on the death penalty is becoming one of the fastest major issues in criminal justice. In the aftermath of World War II, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This was a doctrine from 1948 which proclaimed a “right to live”. The United Nations shifted its focus to limiting the scope of the death penalty to protect juveniles, pregnant women and the elderly. Two other international human rights treaties were the International Covenant and Civil and Political Rights....   [tags: Capital Punishment Essays]
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Spinoza: Clarifications and Criticisms on Freedom - Baruch de Spinoza, or as later known by Benedictus de Spinoza, was a 17th century philosopher that came under much hostility because of his renunciation of the accepted religious perceptions of god. This is not to say that Spinoza repudiated god’s existence, on the contrary, Spinoza considered himself to believe in god, but in a different more natural sense. Spinoza received much denunciation and criticism for his beliefs from religious figure heads. He was excommunicated from the Jewish community because his ideas were contrary and revolutionary to the traditional Jewish religion....   [tags: Philosophy]
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Language Acquisition Principles for ELL Students - Language Acquisition Principles for ELL Students Abstract Within this paper we will take a brief look at the Language Acquisition Principles and how they work on the behalf of ELL students. We will see how these principles can be applied within our own learning environment. There is much information from Walqui article that gives a brief overview of ELL students and how things looked in the past for these students. Now that times has change we will see how educators can make the requirements for ELL students better and more effective for teacher and students....   [tags: Language]
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The Critical Schools of Social Psychology - The critical schools of social psychology came about in response to a growing dissatisfaction with the scientific paradigm that had become entrenched in psychology in the first half of the twentieth century. Social psychology developed two separate strands, the Psychological Social Psychology strand, in America, and the Sociological Social Psychology schools in Europe. While the American school developed into an experimental, empiricist discipline that relied on the scientific method, the European traditions became more qualitative, with one example being the phenomenological school that believed it was more important to look at experience rather than explanation....   [tags: Psychology]
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How Foreigners And Woman Were Perceived - “A woman is a foreign land, of which, though there he settle young, A man will ne'er quite understand . . .” Patmore- “The Foreign Land” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” is much more than another installment of the much beloved detective Sherlock Holmes using his amazing deductive reasoning to solve a case. It is also a way to examine the accepted practice of degradation of woman and the xenophobic attitudes that were prevalent in Victorian England. The importance of this examination is its relevance to understanding the attitudes and practices not only accepted but expected during the Victorian Era....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Doyle, Stoner] 1768 words
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