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Meno and the Socratic Method - Meno was one of Plato’s earliest of dialogues, written in depth the book is founded around a central question: If virtue can be taught, then how. And if not, then how does virtue come to man, either by nature or some other way. Socrates addresses this inquiry by questioning a person who claims to understand the term’s meaning (Plato's Meno). The purpose of this essay is to relate the Socratic method performed by Socrates in Plato’s dialogue The Apology, to Meno, by illustrating its effect on the character Meno himself. After questioning Meno about virtue, Socrates comes to the conclusion that neither he nor Meno truly know the meaning of the word; he then notes that finding a thorough defin...   [tags: Definition of Virtue, The Apology]
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Defining Intimacy: Processes Involved with Intimacy - The Random House College Dictionary Revised Edition, 1975, defines intimacy as: (1) The state of being intimate. (2) A close familiar, and usually affectionate or loving, personal relationship. (3) A detailed knowledge or deep understanding of a place, subject, period of history, etc. (4) An act or expression serving as a token of familiarity, affection, or the like. (5) A sexual familiar act; a sexual liberty and (6) Privacy, especially an atmosphere of privacy suitable to the telling of a secret....   [tags: definition]
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What is a Controlled Vocabulary? - What is a Controlled Vocabulary. Abstract: The term “Controlled Vocabulary” is not universally understood by all to mean the same thing. So that it can be used freely without misunderstanding, this paper defines the term as a “considered list of values, designed to improve searchability”. A set of “rules of thumb” are provided for use in the determination of whether a given set of values is a Controlled Vocabulary, and guidance is provided on populating one. What it is: At time of writing, Wikipedia provides a nice, pithy definition: In library and information science controlled vocabulary is a carefully selected list of words and phrases, which are used to tag units of information (documen...   [tags: Language, definition, informative, expository]
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Republicanism in The Nineteenth Century - The definition of republicanism is “a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.” Republicanism is also the belief that the government will stand and continue to prosper. When one talks about Republicanism during the latter part of the nineteenth century great historical individuals such as Tomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, George Washington and all of the founding fathers who helped set up the republic of the United States come to mind....   [tags: Definition, History, Use] 1334 words
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Extended Definition of Alopecia Areata - Alopecia Areata (al-oh-PEE-shee- ah ar-ee –ey-tuh) is commonly known as hair loss. There are many different forms of hair loss. If one were to study the art of cosmetology the student would learn from their Milady’s textbook that alopecia areata is a sudden loss of hair in round or irregular patches; the scalp is not inflamed. Even after many years of research the pattern of hair loss does not have a definite known cause. At this time this form of alopecia is seen in those that have a lot of stress in their lives or has an autoimmune disease....   [tags: Etymology]
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The Definition of Capitalism: Greed - Michael Novak once said , " Capitalism must be infused by that humble gift of love called caritas . " While this is a very moving and true concept , this is not the reality we live in . Our modern free enterprise , which derived its structure from the Catholic Church of the eighteenth century , is infused with many things , and love most certainly is not one of them. Although , Capitalism is essential for us to continue progressing into a modern future; at some point in time, Capitalism lost its artlessness....   [tags: Capitalism] 818 words
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Definition of Tenure for Teachers - In society today, teachers play a very important role in the lives of children being one of the biggest influences on a child’s educational life. Teachers are responsible for preparing students for the future with knowledge and skills that students will be able to use on a daily basis. With so much emphasis on the role of teachers, it is important that students receive the best education possible and in order for that to happen, students need educated and willing teachers. Many of these qualities are infrequent in teachers of today....   [tags: Incompetence, Starting Salary]
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Man's Identity According to Nietszche in Comparison to Marx's and Society's Definition - Man's Identity According to Nietszche in Comparison to Marx's and Society's Definition Friedrich Nietzsche wrote The Anti-Christ as a response to his own outrage concerning man's Christian-influenced values on life. Nietzsche saw Christianity as the leading cause of the problems with mankind. All the teachings of Christianity were contrary to the ways in which Nietzsche felt man should act and behave. His focus in The Anti-Christ is on this fact that Christianity is the root of all that is wrong with the world....   [tags: Papers] 1038 words
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Oedipus the King: Does Oedipus Satisfy the Definition of a Good Man? - Does Oedipus Satisfy the Definition of a Good Man.        As a young man, Oedipus learned of his fate to kill his father and marry his mother.  Oedipus flees to a distant land to escape his terrible fate and inadvertently fulfills the prophecy. Unknowingly, Oedipus kills his father and enters the bed of his mother.  Was Oedipus was a good man who happened to suffer an unfortunate fate, or was he a truly bad person, whose fate was only just?  If we accept the Aristotelian views of good and bad, as expressed in The Good, Oedipus was indeed a good man by saving the city, ruling justly and searching for the truth although his anger could be seen as a flaw....   [tags: Oedipus Rex Essays]
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Be Warned and Study Justice:The Shifting Definition of Justice in Virgil’s Aeneid - Be Warned and Study Justice:The Shifting Definition of Justice in Virgil’s Aeneid A twenty-first century reading of the Iliad and the Odyssey will highlight a seeming lack of justice: hundreds of men die because of an adulteress, the most honorable characters are killed, the cowards survive, and everyone eventually goes to hell. Due to the difference in the time period, culture, prominent religions and values, the modern idea of justice is much different than that of Greece around 750 B.C. The idea of justice in Virgil’s the Aeneid is easier for us to recognize....   [tags: Virgil Aeneid]
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Oedipus and Othello Exemplify Aristotle’s Definition of a Tragic Hero - Throughout our history, many genres have survived the test of time. One of the most well known and popular genre is the tragedy. A tragedy tells a story of the downfall of a basically good person through some fatal error or misjudgment, producing suffering and insight on the part of the protagonist and arousing pity and fear on the part of the audience. One of the main authorities on tragedy is ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle. His piece of literature, Poetics, is highly regarded as one of the main sources used to define what makes a tragedy....   [tags: Oedipus the King, 2014]
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The Fulfillment of the Definition of Gothic Horror by Chapters 5 and 4 of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - The Fulfillment of the Definition of Gothic Horror by Chapters 5 and 4 of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein 'Frankenstein' is a gothic novel, a type of novel most popular between 1760 and 1820. The main components of the gothic novel are mystery, horror, and the supernatural. The word 'gothic' itself has several meanings. It can mean harsh or cruel, referring to the barbaric Gothic tribes of the Middle Ages. However, gothic novels typically feature wild and remote settings, such as haunted castles or wind-blasted moors, and their plots involve violent or mysterious events....   [tags: Papers] 1557 words
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What Is A Family? - The word “family” is unique, special, and controversial among different cultures and ethnicities. As defined by Random House Western Dictionary, a family is “any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins” (Dictionary.com). Although the definition from Random House follows the infamous proverb of, “blood is thicker than water,” my definition of family does not. Family is not defined or restricted by blood relations. In my mind, a family is simply a group of people, who loves, supports, and helps each other unconditionally, and endlessly....   [tags: definition essay about family] 940 words
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What Is A Family? - For most of us, the family is considered as a well-known and comfortable institution. The perfect model of the ‘ideal’ family is still mostly considered to be consisted from two different sexes’ parents, and one or more children. Until quite recently, the sociology of the family was mostly functionalist and just in the last few decades has been challenged from various directions. There are many different definitions about what the family is. Different theoretical positions influence these variations....   [tags: definition essay about family] 761 words
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Interpreting the Meaning of Private - Interpreting the Meaning of Private Hearing the word private, one could think of infinite meanings and uses. Some people think, for their own safety, certain people should not be private. Others believe it is their human right to have privacy, because it defines oneself. The dictionary-defined term of private has had subtle changes through the past 300 years. In the past three years, the definition of private in the US has changed to very little meaning, granting an even more important reason to find the true definition....   [tags: Definition Essays]
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The Nature of Faith - In many aspects of our lives, the use of faith as a basis for knowledge can be found. Whether it is faith in the advice of your teacher, faith in a God or faith in a scientific theory, it is present. But what is faith. A definition of faith in a theory of knowledge context is the confident belief or trust in a knowledge claim by a knower, without the knower having conclusive evidence. This is because if a knowledge claim is backed up by evidence, then we would use reason rather than faith as a basis for knowledge ....   [tags: Definition, Use, Science] 1299 words
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Expressionism: Alive and Well - In 1976 Paul Vogt, speaking as literary historian, expresses his opinion that whether expressionism had existed at all. He also point out that only a few artists described themselves as expressionists. In twenty century, expressionism shows the essential nature of German art and characters’ position within the context of international artistic developments. Later, expressionism has been written as not only art but also literature. “Morder, Hoffnug Der Franen” (1910) is the first page of <Der Sturm> and a drawing of Oskar Kokaschka to his drama....   [tags: Expressionism Art, descriptive, definition] 589 words
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What is a Friend? - What is a friend. A friend is someone who supports you, sympathizes with you, or patronizes a group. An easily definition of that would be a person you know, like and trust. In these tough times we count on friend to help us get through. I like to think of friendship as everlasting, but is friendship truly forever. Can miles drive you away from friends you made after graduating from places like high school or college. Just imagine walking across the stage and never seeing the people you graduated with....   [tags: friendship essay, definition] 626 words
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Philosophy: Ethics and Morality - Whether put simply or scrutinized, morality cannot be defined simply by looking at it from one or two perspectives. One must acknowledge the fact that there are several different factors that affect judgment between “right” and “wrong”. Only after taking into account everything that could possibly change the definition of righteousness can one begin to define morality. Harriet Baber, a professor at San Diego State University, defines morality as “the system through which we determine right and wrong conduct”....   [tags: Definition, History, Ethics]
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Residential Segregation In America - Definition and Measurement of Residential Segregation According to Massey and Denton (1988), residential segregation “is the degree to which two or more groups live separately from one another, in different parts of the urban environment”(282). Now this is a pretty general definition, but it gives basic but good insight as to what residential desegregation is talking about. In this paper, I will mostly be focusing on residential segregation as it relates to the black and white populations in relation to one another, although I will be referencing some other races briefly to create a better understanding of concepts or ideas....   [tags: Definition, measurement, Residential Segregation]
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Sociology: The Study of Humanity - However new you are to sociology it is probable that you have an idea, however vague and general, regarding what sociology is supposed to be about. It may be that you have an idea that sociology is 'about' people. And you would be right to think so. We might start then by noting that sociology is one of the human sciences and as such it is a subject to be distinguished from the so-called 'physical sciences'. Sociology is the study of humanity. However this description of sociology is only partially correct....   [tags: Definition of Sociology] 1468 words
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What Makes a Good Golpher? - Most people think the definition of a true golfer is someone who is very talented, has the best equipment, and wins most of the time. On the contrary, I believe an outstanding golfer can be defined as one who doesn't cheat, knows all the rules by heart, works hard at practicing, and never gives up. "Golf is the hardest game in the world to play, and the easiest to cheat at." According to Dave Hill, a professional golfer from Tennessee. Unlike football, where there are referees watching your every move, it is much easier to cheat without anybody noticing....   [tags: Definition Essay] 380 words
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The Meaning of Service - The Meaning of Service Service is a word used constantly.  The word service has an impression on many people.  For example; people who work as lifeguards view their work as a service to the community.  Naturally, based on working as a lifeguard their definition of service would be an action beneficial to the well-being of others.  Not surprisingly, a similar definition was found in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).  Service is described in the Oxford English Dictionary as "the action of serving, helping, or benefiting; conduct tending to the welfare or advantage of another; condition or employment of a public servant; friendly or professional assistance."  Furthermore, in Webster's Nint...   [tags: Definition Essays]
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Defining poverty - J.K. Rowling states, “Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools” (Rowling). Mrs. Rowling conveyed an exceptional point, poverty is commonly used and without consideration of what it truly means; for those that have grown up in poverty, it is not taken so lightly. As easily as the word is thrown around, poverty is multidimensional and involved....   [tags: Definition of Poverty]
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Defining Intelligence - Intelligence is defined by the American Heritage Dictionary as being the capacity to acquire and apply knowledge. When knowledge is spoken of, it is generally used in terms of education. The extent of education a person has achieved is then what most often determines how much knowledge one has accumulated. Nevertheless, with this definition of intelligence in mind, one might possibly consider the average person to be intelligent. After all, even a person who has never gone to school a day in their life is capable of acquiring knowledge and applying it to some area of their life....   [tags: Education, definition]
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What is Instructional Technology? - What is Instructional Technology. Describing Instructional Technology (IT) is a lot like herding cats – it can probably be done but it won’t be easy. It has been a difficult question for educational researchers and technologists to answer. Few other fields have such a difficulty in self-definition. Everyone can readily define such fields as psychology and biology, but the IT field is so new that no one has a definite answer. The term instructional technology is further confused because it is often used interchangeably with the terms educational technology and instructional design....   [tags: Definition IT Essays]
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The Problem of Plagiarism - “Plagiarism is bad” isn't a definition, but (coming from a public high school) that might be all you've ever been taught. There's not much being done to keep students from plagiarizing in their high school courses. Teachers of junior and senior English classes work the hardest at stopping plagiarism. Still, most of us have no concept of why we shouldn't plagiarize. Then we come to college where we are faced with things like academic honesty committees and honor courts; those days of cut and paste writing assignments are over....   [tags: Definition Essays]
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The Definition of Citizenship - The task of defining citizenship is an difficult endeavor which takes much thought and careful examination in order to make sense of what constitutes the ideals of citizenship. Previously, I never gave much thought to what citizenship is and what it means to me. My first inclinations were that citizenship was related to politics and practicing the rule of law. From whot I have learned in class, I can confidently say that my views of citizenship have changed for the better to include a broader vision than just the politically involved law-abiding citizen....   [tags: Politics Philosophy 2014]
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The Definition of Happiness -  According to Webster dictionary the word Happiness in defined as Enjoying, showing, or marked by pleasure, satisfaction, or joy. People when they think of happiness, they think about having to good feeling inside. There are many types of happiness, which are expressed in many ways. Happiness is something that you can't just get it comes form your soul. Happiness is can be changed through many things that happen in our every day live.      Happiness according scientific studies happiness comes from dopamine taking chemicals around the brain, which is a transmitter in the brain that controls the nervous system....   [tags: Happiness Essays] 481 words
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The Definition of Globalization - Globalisation is a term that is frequently used but hardly ever defined. It refers to the rapid increase in the share of economic activity taking place across national boundaries. This goes beyond the international trade in goods and includes the way those goods are produced, the delivery and sale of services, and the movement of capital. Globalisation it is also an idea of our time, highly contested and widely accepted at the same time. It relates to the economy, politics, culture, society, and generally, with everything we deal with in our everyday lives....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]
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What is Crime? - There are many perceptions of what defines crime. The definitions appear to change throughout history and are still changing today (Henry, S. and Lanier, M. M., 2001 ,p.139). For example, in the past marital rape was not considered a crime as it was thought that women were believed to be “sexual property” of the male and, therefore it couldn’t be classed as rape (Brownmiller, 1975, cited by Bergen, R.K., 1996, p.3). However, in the United States in 1978 a man was convicted of rape on his wife (Russell, 1990, cited by Bergen, R.K., 1996, p.4)....   [tags: definition essay, criminology] 1386 words
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What is Evil - The world is filled with many different words, some harder to define than other. One of these difficult words is considered by many to be evil. The definition of the word evil depends entirely upon the reader or writers perspective upon the word. The most innocent and simple ways that of would define evil is by simply saying that evil is the exact opposite of good, but what is good. In order to understand the true meaning of evil, we must first be able to describe what good is, what has goodness produced, and what has evil truly defied....   [tags: definition, ethics, morality] 651 words
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What is Success? - Success takes many different definitions. People have different interpretations of what success really means. For me is as simple as: living well and laughing often. The idea of living well is a very broad statement. Living well, in my opinion is getting success in personal, social and professional life. If I can achieve all of these three levels of success, I believe that I have lived well. Personal success for me is being able enjoy little things that life has to offer. For instance; understanding and appreciating diversity....   [tags: Personal Reflection, definition, narrative] 583 words
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What is Privacy? - Privacy is an incredibly elusive concept, partly because no one can agree on what constitutes an invasion of privacy. One famous publication in the 1890 edition of the Harvard Law Review defines privacy as “...the right to be let alone” (Warren). While this suffices for a cursory look at the definition of privacy, a closer look reveals that it is still very vague (the latter portion of the journal reiterates this). Specifically, it does not address breach of privacy, a concept that is still disagreed upon today....   [tags: Law, definition, informative, expository]
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What is Beauty? - What is beauty. People have always attempted to find, create, and pursue it. A quick checkout at the grocery store will reveal a plethora of magazines devoted purely to what they call beauty and the proper pursuit of it. Most have an idea of what they might personally define as beauty, but not as a general, sweeping definition. That which one might label ugly another might call absolutely stunning. Some find beauty in cats, others in dogs, just as some favor early morning mountain ranges over a sun setting over the plains....   [tags: God, argumentative, persuasive, definition]
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What Is Peace? - Humans are obsessed with categorizing. We split the people and things of the world into millions of groups and give them names, characteristics, and stereotypes. Ethnicity, sexuality, religion, political view, genus and species: these all reflect the human’s constant need to note, name, and categorize. Still not convinced. Look at a dictionary. The fact that it was even created proves a tendency of the human mind to solidify things, their category, their characteristics, and their definition. Most brains do not do well with the abstract noun....   [tags: definition, informative, argumentative, persuasive]
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Briefly outline the features of 'big science'. What is the significance of the Manhattan Project in understanding the development of 'big science'? - This essay will explore the varied criteria attached to the definition of Big Science. With such a vast array of opinions on the subject, an attempt will be made to simplify and rationalise a specific definition. Examples of The Manhattan Project and the research conducted at CERN will be investigated to this end, and the former will be examined for its perceived effect on Big Science. It will be argued that Big Science is simply the industrialisation of Little Science, and that the differences between the two are a matter of scale and resources rather than a complete change of paradigm....   [tags: Big Science, definition, expository, informative]
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What Is Beauty? - What Is Beauty. There are a number of perceptions on the idea of beauty. To narrow down this broad subject, one must view a plethora of information on the definition of beauty. In today's society scientists have included a number of statistics about how the real world views a person. However, these studies show that society can be harsh on the concept of beauty when criticizing a person on how they look on the outside. In a 2008 Dove article entitled "Real Girls, Real Pressure: A National Report on the State of Self-Esteem", the article asserts that girls take how they and other people view them very seriously which lead to drastic measures such as wrist cutting or starving themselves....   [tags: Beauty, definition, argumentative, persuasive]
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Definition Paper- Addiction - Addiction, in all its indications, is a habit proceeded out of control that determines one’s actions and thoughts, and has an agonizing effect on the body and mind. The word addiction is not viewed as a positive word at all, because of all the pain and turmoil associated with this particular habit. Addiction comes in multiple forms, some of which include texting, social networking sites, drugs, alcohol consumption, and even one’s boyfriend or girlfriend. Addiction can be identified as a habit out of control, and as a result of this it has numerous effects on the human body as well as the mind....   [tags: drugs, define] 838 words
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The Definition of Insanity as it Relates to Criminal Offences - The insanity defense is a defense asserted by an accused in a criminal prosecution to avoid liability for the commission of a crime because, at the time of the crime, the person did not appreciate the nature or quality or wrongfulness of the acts. The insanity defense is used by criminal defendants. The most common variation is cognitive insanity. Under the test for cognitive insanity, a defendant must have been so impaired by a mental disease or defect at the time of the act that he or she did not know the nature or quality of the act, or, if the defendant did know the nature or quality of the act, he or she did not know that the act was wrong....   [tags: Criminal Justice ] 531 words
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Characteristics of Business Leadership: The Definition of a Leader - A woman of fierce passions, boundless energy, unconventional idealism and sometimes diva-like temperament, Mrs. Roddick was one of Britain’s most visible business executives, and not just because of the ubiquitous and instantly recognizable Body Shop franchises. Working on behalf of numerous causes — the rain forest, debt relief for developing countries, indigenous farmers in impoverished nations, whales, voting rights, anti-sexism and anti-ageism, to name a few — Mrs. Roddick believed that businesses could be run ethically, with what she called “moral leadership,” and still turn a profit (The New York Times, 2007)....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Trying to Say: A Definition for Faulkner-esque - In “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” T.S. Eliot writes the devastating sentence, “It is impossible to say just what I mean,” which has been referenced relentlessly as the thesis of modernism. Although William Faulkner’s writing exhibited a wide array of themes, his vastly variant pieces interminably reiterate Eliot’s claim; complex, profound, and exquisite as their thoughts and emotions often are, Faulkner’s characters consistently fail to express themselves adequately. With this pattern, Faulkner hints at the very nature of writing and at what may be his greatest struggle, that of communicating his ideas to others on paper....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1241 words
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Definition of Human Rights Across the Globe - Human rights is implicated as a worldwide significant right obtained by which an individual is genetically categorized as a human being. Thus, human rights are comprehended as a national and international right, claiming that each anthropomorphous being is considered an equal including equality for gender, race, and religion. These rights may be obtained by natural or legal authority, depending on territory, religion, national and international laws according to courts assuring that they are constructed in order to protect the freedom of every individual....   [tags: International Law, Government]
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Definitions of Health - Definitions of health It is fairly difficult to define health as there are no agreements between scholars. This is why many sociologists focus their research on the different issues and problems of ill health. Positive definition of health: positive health looks at the physical, emotional, intellectual aspects of a person’s wellbeing. This is in the way that they do not have any diseases or ailments. An example of the positive definition of health in a health and social care is a nurse in who is working in a hospital can say to one of their patients that have recently started exercising to become more ‘healthier’ ‘you look very healthy’....   [tags: well-being, positive, negative, sick role, care]
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Eczema: Definition, Symptoms, Treatments, and Types - Has dry, itchy, irritated skin ever been a problem of yours. Sometimes you need more than just a standard lotion to clear up that dry patch of skin. Eczema is similar to chicken pox, but will likely never go away. Eczema, a dry skin condition, comes in a variety of types and has a variety of causes, symptoms, and treatments. Eczema is a dry skin condition that affects many people throughout the world. According to Nordqvist, “The word eczema comes from the Greek word ekzein meaning ‘to boil out’; the Greek word ek meaning ‘out’, while the Greek word zema means boiling.” In primary care 70% of prescriptions written are for dermatitis (Williams)....   [tags: skin, itching, dermatitis, dry skin]
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Definitions for Humor - There are several definitions for humor (2011), one being “[t]he ability to perceive, enjoy, or express what is amusing, comical, incongruous, or absurd”. The emission of smiles or laughter does not constitute something or someone is humorous, but is often a reaction to humor also known as mirth. Over the years, there have been several articles written on the use of humor in both the medical and psychological fields. In regard to the psychological field, this body of literature most often covers the definition of therapeutic humor, the benefits of humor in therapy, the risks and limitations associated with the use of humor in therapy, and therapeutic humor techniques with the need for traini...   [tags: Psychology]
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Total Quality Management - Definition of Total Quality Management To understand and appreciate Total Quality Management, one needs to first be given the definition. Claude W. Burnhill and Johannes Ledholter offer the following definition in their textbook “Achieving Quality through Continual Improvement” published in 1999: “Total Quality Management is a [holistic] business management methodology that aligns the activities of all employees in an organization with the common focus of customer satisfaction [to be achieved] through continuous improvement in the quality of all activities [processes], goods and services....   [tags: Definition Business] 886 words
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Define Marketing Paper - Introduction Marketing is very important to the success of a business. Before people can buy a product or service they have to know about it. However, marketing entails more than just letting people know what your company has to offer. Throughout this paper, I will define marketing, offering my personal definition as well as more formal definitions from other sources. Furthermore, I will explain to the reader the importance of marketing to organizational success giving real world examples in support of this explanation....   [tags: Definition Essays] 1377 words
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Origins and Definitions of Quality of Life - Origins and Definitions of Quality of Life According to Edwards (n.d) the concept of Quality of Life (QOL) originally became popular in the 1960s. Its original applications were restricted to income, nutrition, and shelter. Many people commonly referred to it was “satisfaction with life” or asking if your life was “as good as someone else's life.” Research has worked to narrow QOL down to a more specific definition and to a definition that specifically deals with Healthcare Related Quality of Life (HRQOL)....   [tags: Health, Wellbeing]
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Definitions of Tourism and Tourists - According to Smith (1988), an author of a specialist dictionary on tourism, the word ‘tourist’ was introduced in 1800 and the word ‘tourism’ in 1811. However, what exactly is ‘tourism’. Who are ‘tourists’. Researchers and practitioners have produced many definitions for both ‘tourist’ and ‘tourism’ but no definition of either term has become extensively recognised regardless of the fact that both terms have now been part of the English language for over two centuries. As indicated by Smith (1988), he suggests that there “probably never will be a single definition of tourism” or tourists as economists, psychologists and geographers perceive different things about tourism in their own professi...   [tags: Tourism ]
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Definitions of Tourism and Tourists - According to Smith (1988), an author of a specialist dictionary on tourism, the word ‘tourist’ was reportedly introduced in 1800 and the word ‘tourism’ in 1811. However, what exactly is tourism. Who are tourists. Regardless of the fact that both terms have now been part of the English language for over two centuries, there is still no universally acknowledged effective definition for either. For over many decades, researchers and practitioners have produced many precise definitions for both ‘tourist’ and ‘tourism’ but no definition of either term has become widely recognised....   [tags: Travel, Non-residents] 928 words
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What is Communication - Introduction: Communication, just like information, is something that we as humans come in contact with on a daily basis whether we want to or not. There exist many definitions for communication from different disciplines and perspectives. In this essay I will talk about definitions for communication and why understanding communication is as important to us as information scientists. I will discuss three well known communication models in an attempt to understanding communication better. Define communication: Many believe that the word communication is derived from two Latin words, the noun “communis” and the verb “Communicare”....   [tags: definition, information science, technical view]
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Definitions of a Tragedy: Shakespeare's and Aristotle's - In writing a tragedy, there are certain standards and guidelines to which an author or playwright must follow. One such standard is the Aristotelian definition of tragedy and the tragic hero. William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth is a perfect mold of an Aristotelian Tragedy. It displays all eight aspects of Aristotle’s definition of tragedy. It is set mainly in Scotland, but briefly in England during the eleventh century. It illuminates the ideal plot, in which the action of the story, or Macbeth’s murder of Duncan along with his meticulous planning of other murders, takes place over the course of several days in Scotland, particularly at Macbeth’s castle in Dunsinane....   [tags: Tragedy, shakespeare, aristotelian, Aristotle,] 1184 words
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Not All Access is Created Equal - Not All Access is Created Equal Access n. 1) the ability, right or permission to approach, enter, speak with or use; admittance; 2) the state or quality of being approachable; 3) a ways or means of approach; ~ v. 9) to make contact with or gain access to; to be able to reach, approach, enter; 10) Computers. to locate (data) for transfer from one part of a computer system to another, generally between an external storage device and main storage Random House Dictionary of the English Language, 2nd Edition Unabridged Language is a continuum....   [tags: Definition Technology Essays] 2040 words
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How Does One Define a Good Teacher? - 'Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.' --John Milton The epigram above goes a long way in providing an answer to this oft-repeated question. Of course, we must make a distinction between Aristotle instructing passionate disciples on the definition of happiness and a humble foreign language teacher attempting to familiarize a horde of boisterous adolescents to the intricacies of the English interrogative sentence....   [tags: definition of a good teacher] 802 words
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How Does One Define America? - How Does One Define America.         What is the definition of America?  After the  Revolutionary War, there were various versions of what America was defined as.  Writers of the time period, including Royall Tyler, St. Jean de Crevecoeur, and Benjamin Franklin, all had their own opinions on the matter.  For example, Tyler states that in America, "probity, virtue, and honour...will secure to an honest American" (Tyler 1188).  Crevecoeur had the idea that in America a man was protected by laws and received "ample rewards for their labours" (Crevecoeur 856).  Franklin perceived America as a place where "not as slaves but as freemen our money we'll give" (Franklin 950)....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 1290 words
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The Limitless Possibilities of Art - Definition Essay – The Limitless Possibilities of Art Before attempting to define art in even the most abstract of terms, I must preface with an apologia, for any definition of art dooms itself to failure as long as it attempts to categorize together objects or actions which belong to no unified category. Where does one set boundaries to determine the limits of the category ‘art’. Mine will serve only to elaborate my own personal opinions as there exists no objective method of evaluation for a definition of art as a whole (at least one which does not set arbitrary boundaries)....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 832 words
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Four Definitions of Nationalism - Nationalism was a debatable issue in 19th century. It had developed differently in Western Europe and Eastern, Central Europe. Western Europe was identified with Civic Nationalism, and nationalism was also seen as an imperialist and economic movement. In Eastern and Central Europe, however, there were many types of nationalism, such as the popular nationalism, that aimed at national liberation and unification. Benedict Anderson has a theoretical definition of nationalism, which aim at correcting previous definitions of nationalism and create a single, universal theory of nationalism....   [tags: Nationalism] 1726 words
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Differing Definitions of Politics - In the article “Politics and Pseudo-Politics: A Critical Evaluation of Some Behavioural Literature” published in The American Political Science Review author Christian Bay creates an interesting and divisive definition of the word politics in response to his frustration with the ambiguous behavioural research and literature taking place in “the discipline that bravely calls itself Political Science.” Although Bay’s definition for politics assists in “guiding and interpreting (Political Scientist’s) empirical work” it is too specific to be used as a definition that encompasses the larger meaning of the word....   [tags: political science, Christian Bay, pseudopolitics]
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No Universal Definition of Human Rights - In the minds of many people human rights are defined as a set of governmental Do’s and Don’ts that protect people from their governments in terms of the freedom of speech, assembly, etc. without infringement. Of course, most people would agree that these are fundamental rights and deserve to be upheld, however many feel that there are a set of universal human rights that can be used to secure the freedom of all people around the world. One such document, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights written by the United Nations, claims to be the “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations”....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 770 words
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Definition And Discussion Of The Gospels - The Gospels are narratives about the life and time of Jesus. They describe not only Jesus' life but also what was taking place at that time. This helps to give us a better perception of why some things happened the way they did and what it was possibly like for Jesus. We are able to better understand some of the social and political aspects of life during Jesus' time period, which can help us to overall understand the meaning behind the Gospels better. (Bible Dictionary) The story of Jesus' life is meant not only as a biography but also as an example to us as how to live our lives....   [tags: essays research papers] 1011 words
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The Difficulty with Defining Feminism - The Difficulty with Defining Feminism In Feminist Theory: from margin to center, bell hook states on the first page what she believes to be the problem with feminism. In her opinion the biggest problem with feminism is that there is no real definition of what feminism is. The definition many people have formulated for feminism is having the goal of making woman socially equal to men. hook’s problem with this is the fact that all men are not socially equal. If women are to be the social equals to men then another question would be which men women will be socially equal to....   [tags: Definition Feminism Feminist Essays] 797 words
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Awesome, Such a Wonderful Word - Awesome - Such a Wonderful Word There are multitudes of words in the English language. Some of these words are precisely defined, some have multiple meanings, and some are "token words" used to emphasize or elaborate ideas. For example, the number of definitions for the token word "awesome" is limited only to the imagination of the user. One Sunday afternoon I sat watching a basketball game. The Chicago Bulls were playing the L.A. Lakers. Michael Jordan, a star player for the Bulls, drove his way down court like a man with a mission....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 612 words
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Being An African American Woman - As stated in Webster's II Dictionary, a woman is defined to be an adult female human. In today's society being an African American woman is a rigid task to live up to. It means to reside to what their ancestors have left behind, which means to be stronger than ever. Rosa Parks was strong, Harriet Tubman was also strong, and Jezebel was even stronger. So what exactly does it mean to be a woman. It means to stand up for what is right, even if that means sacrifice, it means to be strong whether it be physically, emotionally, or mentally....   [tags: Definition Woman Female ] 893 words
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Definition of Beauty and Its Portrayal in Art and Fashion - How can beauty be defined and how is it portrayed in art and fashion. Who sets the standards for beauty. What must one do to truly look beautiful. What does feeling beautiful mean. When considering the concept of beauty one must differentiate between the universal and relative perception of beauty. Among the components of universal beauty are harmony, symmetry and utility. However, perception of beauty is also relative, when it is defined by the standards of the time that are subjective to the socio economic values of the era....   [tags: perception, harmony, symmetry, utility]
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Native American Voices Know the Definition of Native American - Many school children celebrate a cliché Thanksgiving tradition in class where they play Indians and Pilgrims, and some children engage in the play of Cowboys vs. Indians. It is known that some died when colonization occurred, that some fought the United States government, and that they can be boiled down to just another school mascot. This is what many people understand of the original inhabitants of America. Historical knowledge of these people has been shallow and stereotyped. The past 150 years has given birth to a literate people now able to record their past, present, and future....   [tags: American History, Oral Tradition] 1821 words
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The Definition of a Gentleman in Jane Austen’s Persuasion - The novel Persuasion by Jane Austen uses two different perspectives of what it means to be a gentleman; namely, Anne Elliot’s merit-based perspective and Sir Walter Elliot and Lady Russell’s aristocratic perspective. At the time, landed gentry and aristocrats believed that a man could only be considered a gentleman if he owned land; came from a wealthy, noble family; and did not need to work for an income. However, due to the rise of the middle class in England, Austen also included other opinion: that it was possible to become a gentleman through study, adherence to social decorum, and intelligent thought....   [tags: Aristocatic Gentility, Working Men]
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Cognitive Dissonance: Definition, Political Implications, and Personal Exemplification - Every individual has a unique composite of values and is readily presented with contrasting choices in their daily lives. As individuals act on these choices, they are sometimes presented with a conflict of interest between the beliefs they hold and the actions they commit. Such internal conflict is defined by Leon Festinger as cognitive dissonance: “a psychological state in which an individual’s cognitions—beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors—are at odds” (Bloom, Santos, & Egan, 2007, p. 978). Sendhil Mullainathan and Ebonya Washington (2009) describe cognitive dissonance as “the internal need for consistency” (p....   [tags: Psychology ]
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The Meaning of Community - The Meaning of Community Community is defined in two different ways. The Universal English Dictionary describes a community as 'a society or body of persons living in the same place, having the same rights, privileges, and interests, and acknowledging the same laws.' Another definition by the Oxford English Dictionary describes it as 'common character or commonness.' Even though these are different ways to describe this word, their meanings are quite similar and are used greatly in their own ways with everyday life....   [tags: Definition Essays Community]
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Real Learning - A society is only as prosperous as the individuals that live within it and contribute to its success. People interact with one another and through this interaction, individuals begin to formulate a sense of self-definition, as well as the foundations required to form relationships, but more importantly, a society develops the proposal of real learning. Real learning is an understanding of materials through one’s own experiences and understandings, but also through the learning and communication between others....   [tags: Self Definition, Society, Technology] 1040 words
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What is a Ring-giver? - What is a Ring-giver. Those who’ve been asked for the definition of a ring-giver have answered with a dumbfounded facial expression, “Does it have anything to do with the movie Lord of the Rings?" Or others might simply think that the word "ring-giver" basically means a person who gives out rings. This word can be considered a vague term because it might sound like it has one implication, but in fact, it actually has a deeper meaning. During the Anglo-Saxon period, the word "ring-giver" is also labeled as a kenning, which is an extended metaphor....   [tags: Definition Ring Giver Essays] 587 words
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The Meaning of Life - As soon as the caveman progressed to the point where he ceased living in terror of the animals, the weather and all the gods, he started thinking about his life and what it meant. Since the conception of language and the thousands of technical refinements that brought us to the printed page, mankind has written much about this mysterious force. It is interesting to note that "life" has 44 definitions -- one of the most defined words in the world. Here are some of these definitions. Optimists have defined life as good because it gives most of us something to do....   [tags: Definition Essay Example] 955 words
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Attempting to Define Art - Definition Essay – Attempting to Define Art Considering that last semester I took both History of Western Art and, in the philosophy department, Aesthetics, I would have thought that I am now in a better position than I was a year ago to answer the question, “What is art?” Going into the philosophy course I had the idea that art worked as a means of taking abstract values and placing them into concrete form. However, it soon became clear that there were many other praiseworthy things that could be said about art: it can be sublime, making us feel both the overwhelming force of nature and the overcoming strength of our free will (Kant); it bridges the natural and the ideal, allo...   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 979 words
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The Audience and Writing - The Audience and Writing Audience. Just one word yet it stirs frighteningly confusing images of perplexing thoughts in my mind. The word alone is strange, but when put in context of an essay it leaves me baffled and frustrated[d1] . The questions; “What is Audience?” “Why do I need it?” and, “What purpose does it serve?” are important to my finally some day understanding the concept of Audience, but at this point I can’t answer them fully[d2] . I can grasp the understanding of all the other aspects of writing an essay, although I may not incorporate them well in my paper at least I see why they are important....   [tags: Audience Definition Essays]
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What Is An American - Since this great country was first established many intuitive minds have tried to answer the question; "What is an American". This country is full of individuals of many backgrounds, and diversities and each person has a different opinion on this question. In my opinion, an American is someone who values freedom and equality and pursues the "American dream." Every American exercises these rights and these are great adjectives to describe our country. Each of the seven readings, and the one image I compiled help mold this broader definition into a more precise description of an American....   [tags: Definition Essys Expository Papers]
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Defining a Higher Education - Defining a Higher Education A university education is the key to a career, not just a job; it is a higher education that stimulates the brain to handle new challenges, and the intelligence to view the bigger picture of life. Students who attend college are seeking the knowledge it takes to live a better life. Two authors who discuss their views on education in their essays are Jon Spayde, “Learning in the Key of Life” and John Henry Newman, “The Idea of University.” Both essays discuss the importance of a higher education, but each author has a different definition....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays]
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Individual Truth - In the search for truth many people look to philosophers like Plato to find a truth that is unreachable and impersonal, Crawford’s argument that truth is physical and can be reached by all is correct because it reveals that truth is not something that only educated people can find, it is something that every man encounters. In “The Case for Working With Your Hands” Crawford writes that working with material things has been grossly underappreciated by society, and he’s right. He says that “A gifted young person who chooses to become a mechanic rather than to accumulate academic credentials is viewed as eccentric, if not self-destructive” (Crawford)....   [tags: Definition, Personalization, Hands]
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Unconventional Warfare - To influence and move foreign policy in the direction they desire international leaders have several tools available to them ranging from diplomatic interaction with other countries to the use of overt or covert military force. The United States is not the only country to use its military as a political instrument and all can use the military at various levels of force. This paper will review the levels of force options American political leaders have for the use of the military in accomplishing U....   [tags: Definition, Function, Politics]
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Race: An Empty Category? - Race: An Empty Category. "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." --Albert Einstein What is race. How many races are there. What are the genes that separate each race. How many genes are there. What do evolutionists, scientists, or anthropologists have to say about race. And even more importantly, what role does race play in your life. When I was a young girl of about 6, I had a friend of a different race who was particularly interested in answering the unsolved mysteries of our world....   [tags: Definition Racial Ethnicity Essays]
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American Propaganda - Propaganda is defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary as: ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to farther one's cause or to damage an opposing cause. Within propaganda's very own definition, we can see that it can either build a nation or tear it down. It is used to hype your emotions, to get you on the bandwagon, and to manipulate your very thoughts (Taylor 1). Propaganda rallies citizens to a cause, either for or against. It is distributed in many forms such as, newspapers, movies, music, and television....   [tags: Definition, Use in History]
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