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Discuss the relation between rhetoric and law.
Discuss the relation between rhetoric and law.
Discuss the relation between rhetoric and law. Rhetoric forms the very basis of the Western legal system. It regulates and substantiates every facet at every level of law enforcement. This interaction of language and structure creates a generally cohesive institution for the resolution of conflict. The particular form of rhetoric employed in a legal context is referred to as judicial or forensic discourse. It encapsulates a defence or condemnation of the actions of an individual or group as well
Chisholm and Free Will
Chisholm and Free Will
Chisholm and Free Will Before I begin it is pertinent to note the disparate positions on the problem of human freedom. In Human Freedom and the Self , Roderick M. Chisholm takes the libertarian stance which is contiguous with the doctrine of incompatibility. Libertarians believe in free will and recognize that freedom and determinism are incompatible. The determinist also follow the doctrine of incompatibility, and according to Chisholm\'s formulation, their view is that every event involved in
It seems that Chisholm, in his argument for free-w
It seems that Chisholm, in his argument for free-w
It seems that Chisholm, in his argument for free-will, drives himself into a corner trying to escape the problem of determinism or, conversely, that of indeterminism; the truth of either of these negates the libertarian position of an agent that initiates causal chains but itself is uncaused. First, is it coherent to state that something initiated a causal chain, but is itself uncaused? Second, Chisholm seems to attempt an escape from indeterminism into the "self" for the initial push in any cau
Cherokee History
Cherokee History
Cherokee History According to some accounts, before the coming of the Europeans, the Cherokee were forced to migrate to the southern Appalachians from the northwest after a defeat at the hands of the Iroquois and Delaware. Some Delaware traditions also support this, but the Iroquois have no memories of such a conflict. While there is probably some historical basis, it is difficult to imagine a tribe as large and powerful as the Cherokee being forced to move anywhere, although they may have lost
Why the Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Should Be Re
Why the Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Should Be Re
Why the Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Should Be Repealed It is generally believed that Martin Luther King, Jr., was an intelligent African-American who promoted harmony between the races. Numerous books-all of which talk about his deeds of valor to promote good-will between both blacks and whites during a time when riots and strife regularly occurred in America-have been written about his life. He is generally regarded as a man of ethics, a man who fought against injustices. After all, he did re
SELLARS AND THE MYTH OF THE GIVEN
SELLARS AND THE MYTH OF THE GIVEN
SELLARS AND THE "MYTH OF THE GIVEN" SELLARS AND THE MYTH OF THE GIVEN William P. Alston Syracuse University To be presented at the Eastern Division APA Meeting to be held at the Washington Hilton Towers (Washington, DC) on Dec. 27 - 30, 1998: Book discussion: Wilfrid Sellars\'s Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind (International Ballroom West, Wed., Dec. 30, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.) -- Published with the permission of Prof. Alston. Since the body of the paper will be distinctly critical, I would
Roderick Chisholm on freedom of the will
Roderick Chisholm on freedom of the will
Roderick Chisholm on freedom of the will There is much debate over the issue of whether we have complete freedom of the will or if our will caused by something other than our own choosing. There are three positions adopted by philosophers regarding this dispute: determinism, libertarianism, and compatibilism. Determinists believe that freedom of the will does not exist. Since actions are events that have some predetermined cause, no actions can be chosen and thus there is no will to choose. The