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Why Censorship is Wrong One of the primary legal issues in the battle over censorship on the internet is the question of whether or not it is a print or a broadcast media. When a person sits down at a computer terminal and explores the internet, it is almost the same as if they were in a library, took a book off the shelf, and began reading it. The internet is a printed medium that is accessed using broadcasting communication tools, and should be legally treated as such. In the case, Butler v.
Cross-Cultural Management: Transformations and Adaptations 1. Smiling fish is a: A. a. term used by Middle Easterners to describe American tourists. B. b. French chef working in a Japanese kitchen. C. c. dish served in China in which the fish is still alive. 2. In England, to table an issue or motion means to: A. put it aside until later. B. send it to arbitration. C. bring it up and discuss it. 3. Allah is the Supreme Being of which religious group? A. Shintos B. Buddhists C. Moslems If you an
1824 January 21 Thomas Jonathan Jackson was born at Clarksburg, [West] Virginia. Parents: Jonathan Jackson (1790-1826) an attorney, and Julia Beckwith Neale (1798-1831). They were married in September 1817 and had four children: Elizabeth (1819-1826); Warren (1821-1841); Thomas (1824-1863), and Laura Ann (1826-1911). Gen. Stonewall Jackson From the original image in the VMI Archives Photograph collection 1826 March Jackson's sister Elizabeth (age 6) and his father died of typhoid fever. Julia J
Virginia Woolf was a member of a group of writers known as The Bloomsbury Group, named after a residential section of London where Virginia and her husband Leonard lived in the early decades of this century. According to Kathleen McCoy and Judith Harlan, “Woolf’s group rejected the restraints of propriety and the sexual prudery of Victorian society. They were avant garde in art and literature and remarkably free in their interlocking personal lives. Marital fidelity was not honored, and several
Analytic and Linguistic Philosophy Analytic and Linguistic Philosophy, 20th-century philosophical movement, dominant in Great Britain and the United States since World War II (1939-1945), that aims to clarify language and analyze the concepts expressed in it. Although no specific doctrines or tenets are accepted by the movement as a whole, analytic and linguistic philosophers agree that the proper activity of philosophy is clarifying language or concepts. The aim of this activity is to settle p
FREDRIC JAMESON AND THE LIMITS OF POSTMODERN THEORY by Sean Homer The impetus behind this paper has been the recent publication of Fredric Jameson's 1991 Welleck Lectures, The Seeds of Time.1 As these lectures were delivered a decade after Jameson's initial attempts to map the terrain of postmodernity it appeared to me to provide an occasion to reflect upon the current status of Jameson's highly influential and much criticised theory of postmodernism as the cultural logic of late capitalism. It
Throughout history, dating back to the time of Socrates, an educated population has been viewed as being a positive step in the advancement of a society. Is the goal of education and particularly public education, to make better individuals, or to make better citizens of a state? Socrates argued that the only people who were fit to run a city properly were the philosopher-kings. Theoretically, in having philosophers rule a city, the most knowledgeable types of people would be in charge, as oppo
DO OUR INTENTIONS CAUSE OUR ACTIONS? STUDENT: TRAVIS MAKONDE-TAFARI Individuals sometimes seem to value having a choice among multiple options even when all the options on the choice menu are in some way sub optimal and when the additional options end up making no difference to the ultimate decision made. I am at present writing this essay that you may in the future read. What I can gather from this supposed pursuit of excellence, is a feeling to - an evaluative need for completion of this pape
Three Philosophers and Their Ideas The advancement of philosophical thought has been noted as one of the key influences directing the course of a culture. Countless people have contributed to this study of the meaning behind life itself; many possessing ideas in common with those of their peers, mentors, and fellow philosophers who have come before them. Granted, Anaxagoras, John Locke, and Edmund Husserl varied distinctly in their overall philosophies. However, all three men, though living in
Chapter 1 The soldier is on friendlier terms than other men with his stomach and intestines. What does the author mean by this? Why do you think this is true? What examples can you find from this chapter? I think the author wants to point out the fact that the soldiers were given the bare minimum by the people who they were unwillingly helping and fighting for. They were out there risking their lives for someone who wasn't paying them and gave them moldy scraps for food. We don't even notice
Our Town; Homecoming Every year across this great country of ours, hundred upon thousands of plays are produced. Some at the professional level, some at the college level, but most of our theatrical entertainment comes from that of our local high school productions. From Shakespeare to Rogers and Hammerstien, thousand of parents and family watch as their children go out onto stage to become a star for the night. Thankfully, no one goes to a high school show expecting professional quality work.
The Roaring Twenties were an era dominated by Republican presidents: Warren Harding (1920-1923), Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) and Herbert Hoover (1929-1933). Under their conservative economic philosophy of laissez-faire (leave it alone), markets were allowed to operate without government interference. Taxes and regulation were slashed dramatically, monopolies were allowed to form, and inequality of wealth and income reached record levels. The country was on the conservative's preferred gold st
The Dalai Lama: Wisdom Derived from Suffering In His sixty-three years of the current reincarnation, the Dalai Lama has grown from a simple undiscovered child to a world-reknowned symbol of peace. His philosophies were inspired by the early sufferings that are posed the environmental, cultural, religious, and political suppressions. The wretchednesses and the difficulties that he has encountered lead to his wisdom. Combined with His never-ending desire to learn and communicate, The Dalai Lama's
Merry Meet Friend! This is an essay on Basic Wiccan Philosophy. It explains most of our ethics and some history to boot. This should help you understand Wicca more, I hope. OK, for starters, Wicca is the revival movement of an ancient European religion dating back as much as 25,000 years BCE (before common era). The word Wicca derives from the ancient English term, wicce, which literally means wise one. In ancient times, witches held great authority with their villages, and people came to the
BLAISE PASCAL (1623­1662) Blaise Pascal was born in France in 1623. He was the third child and only son of Etienne Pascal. His mother died when he was a baby, so Blaise was raised and educated at home by his father. His father decided that he did not want Blaise to study mathematics before he turned 15 and got rid of all of the math books in their house. However, Blaise was very interested in mathematics and started to work on geometry by himself at the age of 12. At the age of 14, Blaise start
Finding Eden in a Nursing Home America is getting older. In the next 30 years, the number of Americans over 85 is expected to double, from there to six million, many experts predict that over the next 20 years, the demand for nursing home beds will also double. Nationwide, there are 17,000 homes for the elderly with two million residents, and there are waiting lists at most of them, however most people would rather avoid nursing homes. The institution of the nursing home, the place where people
Ethics I. Bibliographic Information Working (and playing) with Dreams. Suler, John. World Wide Web,; Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ; June 1995; Approx. 108 pages. II. Information About the Author The Author of this piece is John Suler, Ph.D. He received his bachelors degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1977 and his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1982.
Janis Joplin: A Biography “I gotta go on doin’ it the way I see it... I got no choice but to take it like I see it. I’m here to have a party while I’m on this earth... I’m gettin’ it now, today. I don’t even know where I’m gonna be twenty years from now, so I’m just gonna keep on rockin’, cause if I start saving up bits and pieces of me... man, there ain’t gonna be nothing left for Janis. -- Janis Joplin, 1967 (excerpt from David Dalton’s Janis) This is exactly how Janis lived her life - one bi
Camus' The Guest is full of symbolism and ideas about life. The Arab uprisings in the story, for instance, symbolize the Algerian struggle for independence. However, Camus gives the story an existentialist point of view. Existentialism is the philosophy that stresses life is absurd and hopeless. The theme of existentialism is evident in Camus' work The Guest. The setting of The Guest is extremely important because it sets the tone of the story; it gives the story an existentialist's view
Jim Casy The preacher, Jim Casy, can be seen as a modern day Christ figure, except for without the Christian Doctrine. The initials of his name, J.C., are the same as Jesus Christ. When he is saying grace in chapter eight, he compares himself to Jesus: I been in the hills, thinkin', almost you might say like Jesus wen into the wilderness to think His way out of troubles.(pg 70-71) Casy believed in the Emersonian Over-Soul, that we are all have a small part of a larger soul, and everybody is h
Comparative Analysis of Booker T. Washington and Nat Love During the period of Reconstruction directly following the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation, there existed an aura of optimism and wishful thinking about the future of race relations in the United States. Many white people felt that the freed slaves and white America working together as freed men would only help the United States prosper as a country. In turn, many of these well wishers aided the cause of African Americans to
The Author of the Constitution We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union . . . is the beginning of our United States Constitution. The Nobel phrases of this Preamble came from the brilliant mind of Gouverneur Morris. He represented Pennsylvania at the Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and was the author of much of the Constitution. The Preamble and the finely wrote clauses that followed clearly mirrored his personal political philosophy. Morris was consider
The Mayan civilization lasted roughly 3,000 years. The Mayan history is divided into three time periods. The first time period is called the Preclassic period, from 2,000 BC to 250 AD. During this period we saw the birth and the rise of Mayas. The second time period is called the Classic period, form 250 AD to 900 AD. During this period the Mayan culture flourished. The Classic period was the Mayans Golden Age that lasted for more than 600 years. Architecture, Science, and art blossomed. Then j
The term Freedom of Speech has a definition that can only be interpreted by the United States Judicial Systems. There are also some administrative lawmaking agencies and Legislators who attempt to interpret the Constitution and create regulations or laws, but in the end, the Judicial System has the final authority in regulating Individual Freedoms. This paper will discuss reasons or aspects of why Free Speech rights should and should not be regulated more and why I feel our Freedom of Speech sh
Pythagoras (fl. 530 BCE) must have been one of the world's greatest men, but he wrote nothing, and it is hard to say how much of the doctrine we know as Pythagorean is due to the founder of the society and how much is later development. It is also hard to say how much of what we are told about the life of Pythagoras is trustworthy; for a mass of legend gathered around his name at an early date. Sometimes he is represented as a man of science, and sometimes as a preacher of mystic doctrines, and
Kant's Philosophy The keystone of Kant's philosophy, sometimes called critical philosophy, is contained in his Critique of Pure Reason (1781), in which he examined the bases of human knowledge and created an individual epistemology. Like earlier philosophers, Kant differentiated modes of thinking into analytic and synthetic propositions. An analytic proposition is one in which the predicate is contained in the subject, as in the statement Black houses are houses. The truth of this type of pro
Confucianism and Legalism were two philosophies of the Hundred Schools of Thought of the Eastern Chou (Zhou) Dynasty that have left profound effects on Chinese thinking, culture, and essentially every aspect of Chinese life. Confucianism is commonly distinguished as a social and ethical philosophy, while Legalism advocated a strong central government with absolute power. Although the two schools had very distinct principles, various ideologies from both teachings have been adapted and blended
Mohandas Gandhi was born the youngest son of his father, Karamchand Gandhi's, fourth wife, Putlibai, in a small village in western India called Porbandar. He grew up in a strict Hindu household, for his father was the chief minister, or dewan, of the town. Although Karamchand was not well educated, he was a good leader and politician. His mother, Putlibai was a very religious housewife, and spent most of her time at home or in the temple. She spent much of her time caring for the large family,
Thomas Jefferson spent most of his adult life in public office even before he was elected president in 1800. He was a Democrat-Republican whose philosophy on government greatly effected the evolution of the American Government. A revolution is how Jefferson described his election. A revolution to restore the nation to what it had been before the economic programs of Alexander Hamilton, including the creation of a national bank; as well as Alien and Sedation Acts of John Adams in 1798, that were
Michelangelo On March 6,1475 a son was born to Ludovico Bunonarotti, governer, of a village in Italy. The boy was named Michelangelo. He died on Febuary 18, 1564. His mother died when he was very little, so his father sent him to live in the home of a stone cutter. He was born in Caprese Italy. The stone cutter and his wife cared for him as if he was their own son. He loved to run through the stone squarries and watch men cutting blocks of marble from the side of the hill. He found charcoal one
America’s Future Involvement In Foreign Affairs Since the United States is one of the last remaining super powers of the world, we have to obligation to maintain and support good relations with the smaller and weaker nations throughout the world. We should take full advantage of this authority in several different ways. First the U.S. must focus on investing and trading with those nations who have yet top become economic powers; second, we must implement a consistent foreign policy towards the
The slaying of thousands, the conquering of states, and the destruction of land were all results of slavery. Back in the twentieth century slavery was a very big issue. Even after slavery was proclaimed “illegal” there was still segregation. One Man by the name of C. Vann Woodward, wrote a book about segregation and the Jim Crow laws. The book is titled The Strange Career of Jim Crow. Jim Crow was a black character in a song-and-dance routine in 1820. The song was called “Jump Jim Crow” and was
Role of Women In Medieval Times In almost all civilizations throughout recorded history women have been oppressed, discriminated against, and viewed as inferior beings. Unfortunately it was no different in Northern Europe during the Middle Ages. Women had no political, sexual and religious rights and were merely figurines, held down by the unmatched control of men. In this time period women were mistreated in every possible way: raped, overworked, beaten, and even denied the right to own prop
How much has education changed since the days of Colonial America and in which direction is it going? In the first centuries of the Christian era, the Christian homes adopted the Jewish model of education. Jewish children were taught in the home until age eight. Then some of them, as a supplement to home training, were tutored by the Levities and priests until approximately thirteen years old, whereas Pagan children received education only if they were children of royalty or elite classes and i
The Roaring Twenties reflected a social rebellion against the conservative tradition established in the Progressive Movements of the Teens. The Progressives adamantly campaigned for and eventually received the ratification of the Eighteenth Amendment, which established a dry nation in 1920. The rejection of the conservative policies, that were adopted in the Teens and the early Twenties, reflects a reverse on the ideals of the Progressive Movement and the rebellious nature of the Roaring Twenti
Modern Transcendentalism In today's society, there are several distinct individuals and groups that are successfully acting with a modern version of the nineteenth century philosophy of Transcendentalism. While it is virtually impossible in the world today to completely abide by all of the Transcendental philosophies, the Boy Scouts of America have done well in adopting some of the major characteristics of this unique way of life. The Boy Scouts have shown, and continue to show, similar views w
Luther was born in Eisleben, Germany, his father is a copper miner Hans Luther, and his wife is Margarethe. He went to school at Magdeburg and Eisenach, and entered the University of Erfurt in 1501, graduating with a BA in 1502 and an MA in 1505. His father wished him to be a lawyer, but Luther was drawn to the study of the Scriptures. In 1507 he was ordained a priest, and went to the University of Wittenberg, where he lectured on philosophy and the Scriptures, becoming a powerful and influenti
Main Characters Winston Smith - The 39 year old protagonist of the novel whose rebellion against Big Brother and the Party and love for Julia is completely wiped out by O’Brian at the Ministry of Love. Julia - Member of the Junior Anti-Sex league who becomes Winston’s secret lover and fellow rebel. O’Brian - Member of the Inner-Party who learns that Winston has rebellious tendencies and sets a trap for him over the course of 7 years and ultimately destroys him. Big Brother - Mysterious omnipres
Hamlet Essay But that the dread of something after death, The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns, puzzles the will, and makes us rather bear those ills we have than fly to others we know not of? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; and thus the native hue of resolution is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought … Hamlet thought of a way out of his problems. That way out was to kill himself. In the statements above he describes what is stopping him from killi
The European Renaissance The Renaissance was a period of European history, considered by modern scholars as that between 1300 and 1600. Many dramatic changes happened during the Renaissance. The Renaissance was a period of new inventions and beliefs. The Renaissance was drastically different from the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages the church held most of the power and its economy was agriculturally based. Exploration and learning was almost put to a stop. During the Renaissance society was
Lafayette County is situated in the portion of Mississippi occupied by the Chickasaw Indians upon the arrival of the first Europeagns. The Chickasaws, along with their cousins, the Choctaws, were the principal Mississippi tribes subjected to a series of r emoval attempts by the United States government, designed to bring about a clearance of valuable tribal-owned lands which were eagerly sought by increasing numbers of immigrant families. Lafayette County was one of the twelve original Mississi
Herman Melville- Moby Dick I. Biographical Insights A. The culture this great author was a part of was the time in American history where inspiring works of literature began to emerge. It was also a time when American writers had not completely separated its literary heritage from Europe, partly because there were successful literary genius' flourishing there. B. Herman Melville was born on August 1, 1819, he was the son of Allan and Maria Melville. During Herman's childhood he lived in the go
The passage entitled, Meditations on First Philosophy, by Rene Descartes is a very interesting argument because it challenges any skeptic's idea that nothing exists. This section states that human beings can persuade themselves to believe certain ideas that they believe to be true, or that exist. Descartes questions this existence, as well as its purpose and wonders if someone else could deceive one's self to think these ideas are correct. If a deceiver can change one's thoughts, than this dece
Death of a Salesman - Willy Lomans tragedy is due more to his own flawed character than to societies flaws. Advancements in science throughout this century have led to tremendous advancements in industry. Advancements in industry, however, have not always led to advancements in living. For some, society has created mass wealth. For most mass society has created a standard of living unparalled throughout histort. For Willy Loman, however, mass society has created only tremendous greif and hardsh
The term Artificial Intelligence comes to mind when thinking about Computer Science, but what does it really mean? Artificial Intelligence is an interdisciplinary field that includes computer science, physiology, and philosophy. The combination of natural language (speaking like a human), to recognizing complex patterns in handwriting is one of the main goals most artificial intelligence scientist hope to achieve. Artificial intelligence was first coined in 1956 in a Dartmouth University Confer
My Philosophy of Education I think the philosophy of education means, the basis on how teachers teach. I feel the different philosophies have made the guidelines for teaching. An example of this would be, using the style of progressivism to teach. John Duey developed this type of philosophy. In this philosophy, teachers use reconstruction of experiences to teach. Which means, the teacher could take a previous experience and apply it to a new experience. If a teacher were teaching in this way, t
This is a paper about Epicurus; more specifically a critique on Epicurus' Letter to Menoeceus. It is not the attempt of this paper to state the complete affect of Epicurus on society nor is it to be exhaustive on the work of the letter to menoeceus due to the limited magnitude of this paper. Early life and training Epicurus was born to Neocles (a schoolteacher) and chair Estrate of Samos. Epicurus began to study philosophy at the age of 14. His first mentor was Platonist Pamphilus of Samos. HE
Since 1973, one of the most polarized issues in American Politics and around the world remains to be induced abortions. The concept of aborting a pregnancy is nothing new to Americans; some pregnancies are aborted naturally, but not since the landmark trial Roe v. Wade has the debate become so personal. This paper discusses the legal history of abortion in America, the medical procedures involved in an abortion, sociological ramifications of the trial Roe v. Wade, and my perspective on abortion
Euclid of Alexandria was born around the year 330? BC and died around the year 275? BC. But nothing is certain, including the location of his birth and exact nationality. He is thought to have been of Greek or Alexandrian origin. He probably studied mathematics and philosophy in Athens and made a living by tutoring others in mathematics. Euclid then settled in Alexandria, a colony in Greece, and taught math at a university that he was recognized as a scholar. His writing differed from other wri
Outline Thesis Statement: In a not so shocking move earlier this month, Exxon Corp. announced that they would merge with Mobil Corp. If completed, this would be the largest merger in financial history. I. The Merger A. Size B. Recent Oil Mergers II. Problems for the Oil Industry A. Corporate Problems B. International Problems C. Overproduction III. Need for a Merger A. Rockefeller's Ideals B. What a Merger Could Do to Help C. Cost of a Merger D. Layoffs IV. Restructuring A. New Aspects of the C