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Toward an Ethics for Being Educated - Toward an Ethics for Being Educated ABSTRACT: The regulative ideal of being educated is construed through features associated with the conduct and aspirations of faculty in higher education. These features include autonomy of mind and its presuppositions in self-knowledge and ability to inquire. These features as well cover having the identity of an educated person, implying evaluation of the products of the mind in logic and language, motivation to maintain an education, and the deep convictions and attitudes characteristic of the academic, humanist, and scientist....   [tags: Education Learning Essays] 2990 words
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Philosophical Anthropology - Philosophical Anthropology ABSTRACT: Philosophers cannot avoid addressing the question of whether philosophical anthropology (that is, specifically philosophical inquiry about human nature and human phenomenon) is possible. Any answer must be articulated in the context of the nature and function of philosophy. In other words, philosophical anthropology must be defined as an account of the nature of the subject of philosophical thinking. I argue that if philosophical thinkers admit that they are beings in nature, culture, and history, then the possibility of a uniquely philosophical theory of human nature and human phenomenon should be discarded....   [tags: Philosophy Essays] 2994 words
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Abilities vs. Disabilities - Further Inside "The Center" - Abilities vs. Disabilities The Center for the Work in Barstow, CA, conceived and run by Byron Katie, was a place where people from all over the world could come and learn how to view life differently from before. Through the process of inquiry, also known as The Work, everyday folks could turn normally unpleasant experiences into opportunities, and painful ideas into insights. The result was a small culture, full of people who moved peacefully and joyously through their lives no matter what was going on around them....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Philosophy of Money - Philosophy of Money This article is an attempt to sketch a philosophical view of money as a social phenomenon. I show that the way to understand the substance of money is to analyze its meaning as a medium of exchange in connection with its meaning as a purpose of exchange, thereby providing an investigation of its social value. This approach has been used by many of the great philosophers and economists of the past, but not today. Modern economics is a policy oriented theoretical discipline and concentrates its efforts on solving practical tasks....   [tags: Economics Science Papers]
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Impeachment Of Andrew - One man’s bullet would force him into the presidency, and but for one man’s vote he would have been forced out. Like the impeachment of President Clinton, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson in 1868 also ended in an acquittal.And like President Clinton, Johnson was a Democratic president who faced a Republican-controlled Congress. And while many were hostile to him for his political agenda, it would be an event separate from his policies that would nearly bring him down.Before it would end, a drama would play out in the Senate filled with partisanship, legal hairsplitting, and the swing votes of a handful of Republicans....   [tags: essays research papers] 689 words
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Kent State Massacre - The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions were authored in secret by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in response to the repressive Alien and Sedition Acts passed in 1798. In the opinion of Jefferson and Madison, the Acts were unjust. They also represented a major victory for the Federalists. By writing the Resolutions, Jefferson and Madison spearheaded the protests of those against the Alien and Sedition Acts and those in support of stronger states’ rights....   [tags: essays research papers] 1421 words
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Spirit of Poet - Spirit of Poet One requires ingenuity to write beyond his or her typical interest or knowledge base, and a strong sense of self-understanding and confidence to express any type of specialized or emotional sentiment. Poets are fearless warriors, composing into translation for others what is otherwise only understood in their own hearts. Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and John Milton go deeper into their art over the course of their lifetimes, reflecting a spirit of inquiry into their work. In “The Road Not Taken,” “Mother to Son,” and “When I Consider How My Light Is Spent,” respectively by these three authors, themes such as light, and life is a journey, help the reader not only understand...   [tags: essays research papers] 918 words
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The Watergate Affair - This analysis of the news media coverage will focus on the Watergate affair which originally began on June 17, 1972 with the break-in of the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the prestigious Watergate office complex in Washington D.C.. I will primarily concentrate on the negative impact that media coverage had to the publics eye. This media coverage, although justified and appropriate for the situation, ultimately destroyed the credibility of Nixon's administration and the ability to run an effective government which forced the first resignation of an American president....   [tags: essays research papers] 1304 words
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USA Patriot Act - Technology has affected the field of justice studies in many ways. After the events of September 11th 2001, technology has had an even greater impact on the field of justice studies. Rapidly advancing technology has made surveillance cheaper and easier to conceal. Tools such as wiretapping, surveillance for e-mails, and other forms of surveillance tools that were before a violation of peoples' right to privacy, are now allowed to be used without probable cause. These tools now allow the FBI to find terrorists before they commit their act of violence....   [tags: Current Events] 1223 words
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Phaedo by Plato - Phaedo by Plato The opening of Plato's Phaedo finds Socrates constructing a defense of the philosophical life. When consideration is given to the status of philosophy in Greece at the end of the fifth century BCE, such a defense seems unnecessary and, at the same time, difficult. This is because ancient Greece provides us with the origins of philosophy, and yet this particular period in history serves as a good demonstration of the public's general distaste for and persecution of it. Several philosophers, including Pythagoras, Anaxagoras, and Protagoras, were ridiculed and attacked for their beliefs....   [tags: Papers] 2510 words
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The Watergate Scandal - The Watergate Scandal Watergate is the popular name for the political scandal and constitutional crisis that began with the arrest of five burglars who broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office in Washington D.C. on the night of June 17, 1972. It ended with the resignation of president Richard M. Nixon. The burglars and two co-potters-G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt were indicated on charges of burglary, conspiracy, and wiretapping. Four monthes later, they were convicted and sentenced to prison terms by District Court Judge John J....   [tags: Papers] 539 words
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Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein - Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein The connections between Ludwig Wittgenstein and Soren Kierkegaard as philosophers are not at all immediately obvious. On the surface, Wittgenstein deals with matters concerning the incorrect use of philosophical language and Kierkegaard focuses almost exclusively on answering the question 'how to become a Christian'. But this account belies deeper structural similarities between these men's important works. Thus, this paper suggests that their methods, rather than exclusively content, contain a strong parallel on which a natural and hopefully fruitful examination of their work can be based....   [tags: Papers] 2160 words
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Personal Property Accession - Personal Property Accession It is true that once an accession has happened, the property consequences are clear. The ‘accessory’ accedes to the ‘principal’, and the interest of the person who owned the accessory is extinguished. If my handle is fixed to your jug, you own the jug-with-handle. The owner of the ‘principal’ is the owner of the whole. There may, though, be other consequences aside from the extinction of my interest in the handle. Will I be entitled to any form of compensation....   [tags: Papers] 1721 words
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The Competition Commission - The Competition Commission The Competition Commission is an independent public body established by the Competition Act 1998. It replaced the Monopolies and Mergers Commission on 1 April 1999. The Commission conducts in-depth inquiries into mergers, markets and the regulation of the major regulated industries. Every inquiry is undertaken in response to a reference made to it by another authority: usually by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) but in certain circumstances the Secretary of State, or by the regulators under sector-specific legislative provisions relating to regulated industries....   [tags: Papers] 721 words
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The Bloody Sunday - The Bloody Sunday [IMAGE] [IMAGE] “Sheer unadulterated murder" -MAJOR HUBERT O’ NEILL ---------------------- Contents Page Page 3 Introduction and NICRA 4 Internment 5 Parachute regiment and Bogside 6-7 Bloody Sunday 8 Consequences of Bloody Sunday 9-10 Why did it take so long for another inquiry to be set up. 11 Bibliography Q1. What happened on Bloody Sunday....   [tags: Papers] 2346 words
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The Watergate Scandal - While the effects of Watergate had far-reaching consequences for journalism, not everything to come out of the scandal came to be positive. As a result of the Watergate scandal many journalists try to find a Watergate like story even where there is none, Monicagate is a perfect example. In addition, many critics of the media argue since Watergate many people have become disenfranchised with Media's constant negativity. Another result of Watergate is the use of the media as a tool for political sabotage....   [tags: Political Science] 1361 words
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Unbounded Systems Thinking - INTRODUCTION The nature of enquiry we were required to make in the assignment calls for “Unbounded Systems Thinking” as the most appropriate mode of enquiry. Reconciling real world pressures in IS design and forecasting and foreseeing advances in IS/IT in the next five years are “Soft” or “messy” problems and messy problems demand a creative approach to their solution as they are inherently Human Activity Systems(HAS). ¬MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVE CONCEPT Unbounded Systems Thinking(UST) or as Ian Mitroff calls “The Fifth Way of knowing” or as Churchman’s philosophy calls “Singerian IS” is about adopting the Multiple Perspectives when making an enquiry....   [tags: Tanzania Analysis Technology Technical] 1034 words
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Individual Ethical Perspective - INDIVIDUAL ETHICAL PERSPECTIVE In an attempt to obtain a clearer awareness of my own ethical perspectives, I completed the Ethics Awareness Inventory. This inventory presented me with several questions into what I valued most and least as moral values. In addition, the inventory presented two sample situations involving ethical considerations from a management per-spective in a work environment. Through taking this inventory, I was able to gain an insight into how my values and perceptions could shape my actions and the impact of those actions in future circum-stances....   [tags: Self-Test Business Ethics Model] 1921 words
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Plato's Concept Of Justice - Plato's Concept Of Justice ABSTRACT: In his philosophy Plato gives a prominent place to the idea of justice. Plato was highly dissatisfied with the prevailing degenerating conditions in Athens. The Athenian democracy was on the verge of ruin and was ultimately responsible for Socrates's death. The amateur meddlesomeness and excessive individualism became main targets of Plato's attack. This attack came in the form of the construction of an ideal society in which justice reigned supreme, since Plato believed justice to be the remedy for curing these evils....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays] 2219 words
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A Modern Macbeth - A Modern Macbeth When looking back on the recent decades or even last week, it is not difficult to find a Macbeth-like figure in mainstream American culture. In this it is meant that these individuals experience a downfall in an attempt to gain power. One such figure was former President Richard Nixon. Nixon was long associated with American politics before his fall from grace. He was along time senator before finally being elected president in 1968. During his first term, his United States went through the Vietnam War and a period of economic inflation....   [tags: essays research papers] 418 words
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Women at Work - Women at Work We know how people were dealing with women before Islam and we know how the Islam modified that situation by recognizing woman, her rights and her obligations. A man might say "But women should stay at home for cleaning the house, serving their babies and cooking". I agree with him that the main message of the woman is serving her husband and motherhood. But, there are some jobs that are preferably fulfilled by women. For example, since our society is still conservative, it is unethical for a male doctor to treat a woman in the hospital....   [tags: Papers] 364 words
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Educational Implications for Heidegger's Views On Poetry And Thinking - Educational Implications for Heidegger's Views On Poetry And Thinking ABSTRACT: I discuss some of the educational implications emerging from Heidegger's views on poetry, thinking, and language. Specifically, Heidegger's views on the neighborhood between poetry and thinking suggest that most accepted methods of teaching poetry are in error, because they ignore this neighboring relation. The importance of this relation is presented and clarified. I then discuss the implications of Heidegger's view for teaching poetry....   [tags: Teaching Education]
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An Account of the Nicaraguan Revolution - An Account of the Nicaraguan Revolution 1. Augusto Cesar Guerra's dark eyes suddenly lose the cordial and pragmatic aspect they had sustained during the initial minutes of our conversation. His gaze then slowly shifts from my own eyes to the ceiling and, not being fixed on a specific point, it begins to drift, seemingly toward a region by far removed from the present place and time. 2. “So you want to know about the Revolution,” he utters as if from a distance, his appearance acquiring a thoughtful expression that unveils a man who, asked to recall unsettling events, is forced to evoke the pain caused by wounds healed long before....   [tags: Free Essays Online]
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The Influence of Conservatism, Liberalism and Nationalism in Europe in the Period 1815-1848 - The Influence of Conservatism, Liberalism and Nationalism in Europe in the Period 1815-1848 *No Works Cited The years between 1815-1830 saw the rise of a number of related and competing ideologies, each holding a powerful influence in their own time. That influence often extended well into the future, continuing to the present day. Largely, these ideologies were reactions to or products of Enlightenment thinking, although they all went in a variety of different directions. Conservatism, Liberalism and Nationalism had great impact on European society and reflected new radical ideas and principles of the different classes (e.g....   [tags: Papers] 472 words
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How does JB Priestley Use the Inspector to Comment on Social Injustice - How does JB Priestley Use the Inspector to Comment on Social Injustice “An Inspector calls” - Coursework Introduction The play “an inspector calls” is set in the year 1912, the same year that the great ship Titanic sunk. The author of this play John Boynton Priestley has used this time to show how social classes worked and how bad it actually was. The play itself is set in a large house owned by a rich factory owner, Mr. Birling. Mr. Birling has a wife and two children, Sheila and Eric. The family are having a small party because they are celebrating the engagement of Sheila, Birlings daughter, to Gerald Croft....   [tags: essays papers] 625 words
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A Detailed Analysis of the Inspector in J.B Priestly's An Inspector Calls - A Detailed Analysis of the Inspector in J.B Priestly's An Inspector Calls In this essay I will analyze the character of the inspector in the play 'An Inspector Calls' and what the characters and myself think of him .The play is set in Brumley, a fictitious town in the Midlands in 1912 just before the outbreak of World War One. It was written in 1945 and produced as a film in the 1950's. The play covers a wide variety of topics such as history, politics and murder to name but a few....   [tags: Papers] 517 words
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The Effectiveness of the Level of Medical and Surgical Knowledge in 1750 - The Effectiveness of the Level of Medical and Surgical Knowledge in 1750 In your opinion was how effective was the level of medical and surgical knowledge in 1750. Give reasons and evidence for your answer. The level of surgical and medical knowledge in 1750 was very basic to say the least. Doctors knew that certain herbs could be used to improve the symptoms of some diseases or even cure them; they knew that Alcohol and extracts of the opium poppy could be used to stop pain to some extent....   [tags: Papers] 502 words
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The Social, Economic, Legal and Moral Effects of ICT on Society - The Social, Economic, Legal and Moral Effects of ICT on Society I will be looking in detail at all aspects and results of ICT on society on a whole. By doing this I hope to grasp and look in detail at the benefits and misgivings on what seems to have been a global change which has an impact as large as that since the birth of the telephone by Alexander Graham bell. Undoubtedly communications technology has revolutionised extremely fast in the past years, it has grown from a phone which resembled the old house hold brick to devises which can be the small the household computer mouse....   [tags: ICT System Essays] 538 words
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The First Scene in The Merchant of Venice by Sherlock Holmes - The First Scene in The Merchant of Venice by Sherlock Holmes Shylock's first scene in The Merchant of Venice is important because it sets the tone for the audience's view of him throughout the play. I have never seen the play performed, but it has been my experience that an audience will form an opinion of a character upon first seeing them. There are many different ways of portraying Shylock in his first scene. I will be focussing on portraying Shylock as a villain. I understand that his role is villainous, but various actors and directors have actually portrayed him differently....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 507 words
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Symbolic Deconstruction in Thos Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 - Symbolic Deconstruction in The Crying of Lot 49      The paths leading toward knowledge (of self, of others, of the world around us) are circuitous. Thomas Pynchon, in his novel The Crying of Lot 49, seems to attempt to lead the reader down several of these paths simultaneously in order to illustrate this point. Our reliance on symbols as efficient translators of complex notions is called into question. Beginning with the choice of symbolic or pseudo-symbolic name, Oedipa Maas, for the central character of his novel, Pynchon expands his own investigation of symbol as Oedipa also attempts to unravel the mysteries surrounding the muted horn of the Tristero....   [tags: Crying Lot 49 Essays]
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Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter: Society’s Entrapment vs. Natural Escape - Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is a story of sin, guilt and salvation, centered in the purely Puritan community of Massachusetts in the seventeenth century. Within this community, we found all the central features of the town, the most symbolic of these is the scaffold; many souls are condemned upon it and are subjected to intense inquiry, where reality becomes a brutal punishment. In contrast to the scaffold is the forest beyond the town, here, there is no judgment and reality is relative to the individual....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter] 553 words
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Uncertain Reconciliation between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people of Australia - Reconciliation between Aboriginal People and Non-Aboriginal people to some extent is important towards Australia’s future. Given the past injustices involving land rights, the stolen generation and Government Policies, it illustrates that Australia has some way to go ahead of the full reconciliation between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians and that without reconciliation our future is uncertain. The Aboriginals were denied their land rights when European settlement occurred in Australia....   [tags: essays research papers] 683 words
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Social Issues in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye - The Bluest Eye Social Issues With The Bluest Eye, Morrison has not only created a story, but also a series of painfully accurate impressions. As Dee puts it "to read the book...is to ache for remedy" (20). But Morrison raises painful issues while at the same time managing to reveal the hope and encouragement beneath the surface. A reader might easily conclude that the most prominent social issue presented in The Bluest Eye is that of racism, but more important issues lie beneath the surface....   [tags: Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye] 562 words
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Free Candide Essays: Impossibility Of The Happy Life - Candide: The Impossibility Of The Happy Life This paper's focus is Voltaire's view of human happiness. Specifically, it will argue that Voltaire, in Candide, says that human happiness is impossible. Voltaire believes this for three reasons. First, Voltaire presents mankind in the novel spending all its life worried about personal problems of the moment. When people in Candide have no problems, Voltaire indicates, they do not feel happy but become bored instead. Their emotional lives swing between worries and boredom with almost no periods of prolonged happiness....   [tags: Candide essays] 645 words
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Philosophy of Education - The Quest for Knowledge - Philosophy of Education - The Quest for Knowledge Ray Wilber once stated, "The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation." This simple quote is incredibly motivating to any educator, especially myself. To me, children bring a certain smile to my face whenever they enter a room and so to be a teacher is to know the greatest happiness. Beyond love, education is the greatest gift you can offer a child and teaching allows you to bring that incalculable knowledge to their growing minds....   [tags: Philosophy on Education Statement] 573 words
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Analysis of The Blue Hotel by Stephen Crane - Analysis of The Blue Hotel by Stephen Crane "The Blue Hotel" by Stephen Crane is a story about three travelers passing through Fort Romper, Nebraska. Pat Scully, the owner of the Palace Hotel, draws the men to his hotel that is near the train station. In the hotel the three men meet Johnnie, son of Scully, and agree to play a game of cards with him. During the game, the Swede declares Johnnie as a cheater; this gives rise to a fistfight between Johnnie and the Swede. The Swede wins the fight but leaves the hotel with a false sense of confidence....   [tags: Short Stories The Blue Hotel Essays] 579 words
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Hamlet's Character Flaws in William Shakespeare's Hamlet - Hamlet's Character Flaws in William Shakespeare's Hamlet In every play or book that a person reads the characters are never perfect. They always have a flaw that causes a problem or conflict within the storyline. This is true for Hamlet's character in William Shakespeare's Hamlet. In several of Hamlet's speeches he discloses many flaws in his character to the readers throughout the play. These are aspects that have thus far only been able to be seen as fragments in other speeches. One of Hamlet's most renowned traits is his over-analysis of conversational topics and situations in which action must be taken....   [tags: Papers] 454 words
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Virginia: State and National Science Standards - Virginia: State and National Science Standards Across the field of education, standards have become both a guideline for teacher lesson plans and a measuring device for students’ achievement. In recent years several subject-based standards have been put in place by national organizations of scientists, mathematicians, and other professionals. Simultaneously, states have been developing their own set of standards, many of which may or may not correspond with offerings such as the National Science Education Standards (NSES)....   [tags: Essays Papers] 484 words
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The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe - The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe is about a lonely man who tries to ease his "sorrow for the lost Lenore" by distracting his mind with old books. The narrator is then interrupted by a tapping on his chamber door, which he hopes will be his lost love, Lenore. He opens the door to finds nothing but darkness and whispers her name hoping that she will return. Disappointed he returns to his chambers just as he hears another tapping at the window lattice. He flings open the shutters to find nothing but a raven, the bird of ill omen....   [tags: Papers] 446 words
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Aristotle on Paideia of Principles - Aristotle on Paideia of Principles ABSTRACT: Aristotle maintains that paideia enables one to judge the method used by a given speaker without judging the conclusions drawn as well (I.1 De Partibus Animalium). He contends that this "paideia of principles" requires three things: seeing that principles are not derived from one another; seeing that there is nothing before them within reason; and, seeing that they are the source of much knowledge. In order to grasp these principles, one must respectively learn to recognize what distinguishes the subject matters studied in different disciplines, see first principles as coming from experience and acquire the habit of seeking them in one’s experien...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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Conservation In The Progressive Era - The Conservation movement was a driving force at the beginning of the twentieth century. It was a time during which Americans were coming to terms with their wasteful ways, and learning to conserve what they quickly realized to be limited resources. In the article from the Ladies’ Home Journal, the author points out that in times past, Americans took advantage of what they thought of as inexhaustible resources. For example, "if they wanted lumber for their houses, rails for their fences, fuel for their stoves, they would cut down half a forest at a time; and whatever they could not use or sell they would leave to rot on the ground....   [tags: Political Science] 918 words
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JFK Assassination - JFK Assassination What reasons did the HSCA in suggesting that John F Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy. In 1976, the US Senate ordered a fresh inquiry into the assassination of John F Kennedy, who was murdered in 1963 during a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. People who had been involved in the original Warren Commission investigations were asked to make fresh statements. The FBI and the CIA were persuaded to release more of their documents on Oswald. New lines of inquiry were opened and individuals who had not previously given evidence were persuaded to come forward....   [tags: American America History] 3033 words
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JFK Assassination - Conspiracy: The Killing of a President In 1976, the US Senate ordered a fresh inquiry into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, who was murdered in 1963 during a motorcade in Dallas, Texas while campaigning for re-election. People who had been involved in the original Warren Commission investigations were asked to make fresh statements. The FBI and the CIA were persuaded to release more of their documents on Oswald. New lines of inquiry were opened and individuals who had not previously given evidence were persuaded to come forward....   [tags: essays research papers] 2152 words
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The Alien and Seditions Act - The Alien and Seditions Act The debate over the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 revealed bitter controversies on a number of issues that had been developing since the penning of the Constitution. The writers of the document knew that over time the needs of the nation and its people would change, and therefore provided for its amendment. But by not expressly delegating powers to specific organizations, whether the federal government, state governments, or the people themselves, they inadvertently created a major problem in the years to follow....   [tags: American America History] 727 words
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Fox Hunting Should Be Banned - I feel foxhunting is wrong, it should be banned and made totally illegal, and in this essay I will hope to persuade of my view. Foxhunters and supporters of the hunt claim that when fox hunting is performed, it is engaging in 'pest control'. But it has been known in major fashionable hunts such as the Duke of Beaufort's that fox cubs are reared regularly and killed on site. Film shot by anti-hunt campaigners recently showed Thomas Burton, the hunt's terrier man, leaving food for fox cubs outside man-made chambers (15 discovered on Beaufort land in total)....   [tags: Essays on Fox Hunting] 502 words
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John Dewey's View of Science - Science is very near the core of everything that Dewey said regarding society, education, philosophy, and human beings. Typical of his overall approach to science is his statement that "Ultimately and philosophically, science is the organ of general social progress." According to Dewey, only the scientific method allows for maximum possible comprehensiveness, is the only one compatible with the democratic way of life, lends itself to public scrutiny, and is the method of intelligence. Because of these views, Dewy incorporates the scientific method into all disciplines of life....   [tags: Theory of Knowledge] 500 words
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Galileo and His Strong Beliefs - Galileo and His Strong Beliefs After reading this letter I feel that Galileo had a very opinionated outlook on life and was heavily involved in a struggle for freedom of inquiry. Galileo was a person who had many strong beliefs and would not let people or a document have a say in what he believes. I think that according to Galileo an individual gains knowledge of nature threw observation. Galileo believed no one really went out into the world as he did and used the senses that God gave us when we where created, to observe the physical world....   [tags: Papers] 376 words
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Romantic Sensibility - In life as well as literature, some sought to display their sensibility by weeping and fainting and blushing and reacting extravagantly to scenes of poverty or illness. Sensibility was understood as a capacity intimately connected with the physical nature of nerves. Essential to its existence was its operation on the body as well as the mind. Thus a propensity to blush and weep might be taken as evidence that the weepers, full of sensibility, loved their neighbours as themselves. (Spacks 141) During the Romantic period, the Sensibility movement began: as a result, the "conduct of private affections, charity, education, sympathy, genius, honour, and even the use of reason…became political st...   [tags: Romantic Period]
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Science and African Metaphysics - Science and African Metaphysics If one takes the African situation as a case study, one finds that serious efforts are made for the sake of scientific progress and exploration. However, the results attained are not comparable to the energy expended. Lack of progress is often attributed to faulty policy formation and execution on the part of African leaders and governments. This essay attempts to shed light on the source of this problem. The heuristic principle I follow holds that the metaphysical preconditioning of consciousness leads us to approach sensory data in particular ways and, furthermore, influences both our formulation of problems and possible solutions....   [tags: Africa Government Papers] 3956 words
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Socrates: The Greek Philosopher - The life of the Greek philosopher Socrates (469-399 BC) marks such a critical point in Western thought that standard histories divide Greek philosophy into pre-Socratic and post-Socratic periods. Socrates left no writings of his own, and his work has inspired almost as many different interpretations as there have been interpreters. He remains one of the most important and one of the most enigmatic figures in Western philosophy. As a young man Socrates became fascinated with the new scientific ideas that Anaxagoras and the latter's associate Archelaus had introduced to Athens....   [tags: essays research papers] 493 words
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Dubliners by James Joyce - Although "Araby", "Eveline", and "The Dead" from Dubliners by James Joyce are three different stories, the author uses similar elements to convey each message, and so develops a strong connection between chapters. Internal conflict and epiphany are used to dramatize the characters in three stories. In "Araby", the narrator takes a fancy to his friends Mangan's sister. Since then, he thinks of her day and night, " Her images accompanied me even in places the most hostile to romance..." (25). One night, she asks him if he will go to Araby....   [tags: American Literature] 418 words
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Marlow's Rejection of Colonization - When the Europeans first colonized Africa, they encompassed nothing more than moral intentions. They wanted nothing more than to free them from their savagery and bring them into the circle of civilization. Marlow believed in this moral intention, though, he found later that these weren't the main intentions of the colonizers. Marlow later finds that this foremost reason was just a pretense: both false and deceitful. Their underlying reason was exploitation, something he had come to notice and hate as a result....   [tags: European Literature] 487 words
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Phenemenology - Mainly all Qualitative research is focus on phenomenology because phenomenology focus upon live experiences of participants and phenomena of experience that very individual to individual. Phenomenology philosophical and as well a methodological approach, As a philosophy, it is one of the main rational traditions which have subjective qualitative research. As a methodological approach, it has been embraced by researchers from a variety of disciplines and social science areas who sketch on its philosophical strands....   [tags: Qualitative Research, Philosophies, Studies]
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J. Robert Oppenheimer - “There must be no barriers to freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors. Our political life is also predicated on openness. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it and that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. And we know that as long as [we] are free to ask what [we] must, free to say what [we] think, free to think what [we] will, freedom can never be lost, and science can never regress.” J....   [tags: biographies bio] 1314 words
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