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The Modern Values of Midpointery: A Plea for Conversation Philosophy 379A January 9, 2004 In the present age, audiences are not hard to be found, but rather the people that seem to be scarce. To the Single Individual, When you first started me thinking about this project, there were so many different possibilities I could have followed. The writings of Kierkegaard inspired and moved me in ways that I hope no college student ever graduates without, and I wanted to write you something that includ
Confucian philosophy of government January 23rd, 2004 HIST 534-Modern Chinese History Confucius was a non-European philosopher, as well as a teacher, who was born in the village of Zhou in the country of Lu. He was a very wise Chinese philosopher. He was born 551 BC and then died 479 BC. He made a lot of theories about life, the law and the government. He believed philosophy to be the rules that you should follow in order to have a successful life. He did not let this stop him from getting his e
Current Moral and Social Issues Midterm Exam 1. Rousseau identifies perfectibility in addition to pity and self-preservation as characteristic of the human condition and integral to the development of social inequality. Perfectibility is described as man’s ability to improve himself and shaped by his environment and accounts for human development. 2. Passion is one type of reason that is missing from the original human constitution and according to Rousseau need is what stimulates passion in man
Descartes Descartes is famed by is familiar notion, I think therefore I am (Cogito, ergo sum.). It is a conclusion he has reached in his second meditation after much deliberation on the existence of anything certain. After he discovers his ability to doubt and to understand , he is able to substantiate his necessary existence as a consequence. What we doubt or understand may not ultimately correspond, but we can never be uncertain that we are in the process of thought. This idea is a major compo
“Good Will, Duty, and the Categorical Imperative” By Immanuel Kant 5/15/04 Ethics Immanuel Kant is considered to be one of the greatest philosophers of all time. He made significant and highly original contributions to ethics, jurisprudence, and the philosophy of religion as well as to ethics and epistemology. In his writing “Good Will, Duty, and the Categorical Imperative” Kant says “to possess moral worth is more important than to possess intelligence, humor, strength, or any other talent of t
God and Evil?? There are two kinds of evil or bad things that happen in our world, moral evil and natural evil. Moral evil is evil that is willfully imposed upon the world by free moral human agents. Moral evil are things like rape and murder, which are committed by people with a free will and conscience. It results from the actions of free creatures. On the other hand we have Natural evil this is evil in the world that arises from what we call natural events, things that are the result of the w
A History of the English Church and People Conversion of Edward of N. Umbria. Instructed in Christianity. Debate whether or not worship of Christianity is better than pagan. Burned temple down. Sparrow=how we spend life on earth, banquet hall before after is unknown=pagan religion Las Siete Partidas: Castilian Law Code Jewish life in Spanish kingdom of Castile in reign of Alfonso the Wise. A learned ruler interested in history, science, and the law. Conduct around Christians. Segregation with pr
Freedom of Choice People should have the right to choose. Freedom of choice is one of the most important liberties enjoyed by Canadian citizens. Why, then, do some people think that it is within the function of the law to restrict such choices as sexual orientation, abortion of foetuses, and pornography? As stated in the Wolfenden report, [the function of the law] is to preserve public order and decency, to protect the citizen from what is offensive and injurious, and to provide sufficient safeg
Life, the universe and everything else before and after Darwin In the beginning was God. And everything was simple and easily comprehensible. You had God to worship, the Ten Commandments to follow and nothing to worry about. Because God was responsible for everything and He was supposed to take care for you if you truly believe in Him and pray hard enough. And there were no questions without an answer because everything was encoded in one word – God. And although man knew he was part of somethi
“Tradition is a dead weight, stifling creativity” Essay Title: “Tradition is a dead weight, stifling creativity” Discuss this claim in the context of Confucianism and Taoism Tutor: Tutorial Group: F102 Tuesdays at 3pm Date of Submission: November 3rd Is tradition a dead weight, stifling creativity? Here in the realm of western thought, tradition is seen more as “a guide and not a jailor” [1], holding the hand of creativity on the path to creation. But in the eastern philosophies of Taoism and Co
Was there a crisis in Government in 1922? There had been problems for a long time in Italy most of the problems dating back to the unification in 1870. Since this unification which was never popular with everyone especially the Catholics the Italian government had struggled to form an effective parliamentary system. By the summer of 1922 there were so many problems with the system that it allowed Mussolini to become PM and establish the first ever type of Fascist government. There are many diff
A book review of ‘The Prince’ by Niccolo` Machiavelli, explaining, in particular, what the book reveals about Rule Of Law. ‘This Barbarian tyranny stinks in all nostrils’ – one of the last lines of ‘The Prince’, a book written by Niccolo` Machiavelli in 1513, which was primarily intended to serve as a guide to Lorenzo Di Medici’s Government to permit Italy to be free of foreign occupation and invasions. Lorenzo did not accept to abide with this guide and this book was later (1959) listed on the
Anti-Federalist PLS201 When the new federal Constitution was introduced in 1787, it met with much dissent. The Constitution was the groundwork for a new government, which would dissolve the existing confederation of states and replace it with a more powerful national government. Naturally, many people feared that this new government would be too powerful and rob the states and individuals of their sovereignty and rights. Those who wished to retain the Articles of Confederation as the framework f
1st Amendment vs. Censorship 11:00-#2 Gov 1302 4-9-04 The right to free speech in America is a fundamental liberties protected by the constitution. Today the government is trying to regulate what people can say on TV or the radio. This amendment protects freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly and petition. This amendment is slowly starting to crumble; the government is taking away the right for people to say as they were promised. Even though the things people may say may not be appropriat
AN ESSAY ON CILVIL RIGHTS Some aspects of civil rights do wonders for our country, such as allowing every citizen the right to vote, and allowing for freedom of speech, the freedom of religion, but I do think we enjoy a little too much freedom at times. I think certain freedoms, such as the special rights Native Americans are given (tax-free, reservations, whale hunting, casinos, etc.) make others appear to have less freedom. We are all Americans, we should enjoy the same freedom. It shouldn't b
Cloning Since Scottish scientists reported the successful cloning of a sheep named Dolly in 1996, new research into cloning has grown as rapidly as the ethical controversy surrounding the procedure. In May of 1998, scientists at a Massachusetts cell research firm announced the production of genetically identical calves using a new cloning technology that could make it possible to create “designer” cattle. In addition, that June, the news about the successful cloning of a mouse swept through the
Gay Lesbian Marriages: Should they be Legal? 1 Marriage and Family March 1, 2004 With all of the media coverage and the controversy in California approving the legal marriages between gay and lesbian couples, its no wonder why literally thousands of couples young and old flocked to the state to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity for legal unity between the ones they chose to love. No one should be denied the legal right to be married just because of their sexual preference. Th
Wesley K. Clark Can Win As a Vietnam Hero, Wesley K. Clark, has a great chance of winning the Democratic Primary, as well as president. Is Clark good enough to be president? Yes, he is. As a military man, he has experienced what some of the other candidates have not. He is not afraid to tackle the difficult topics that most candidates shy away from. He wishes to undo the immense chaos that president Bush has managed to bring upon Iraq. He has four principle ideas for helping the economy. Clark i
What do feminists find to be objectionable in patriarchy, and are they right to be critical of it? The above illustration is one of many that are used on a daily basis in order to make the understanding and also the highlighting of patriarchy an everyday issue in the daily conflict of gender issues. Western female thought through the centuries has identified the relationship between patriarchy and gender as crucial to the women’s subordinate position. For two hundred
Patriot Act: ENC 1102 30 April 2004 Violating our freedoms? or A necessary tool for the 21st century war on terror? “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The 1st amendment of The United Stated Constitution is by far the constitution’s most important segment. And fro
Political socialization in Russia Political socialization refers to the way that political values and ideals are formed and transmitted from one generation to the next. The majority of people acquire their first political values at an early age with some ideals evolving, and some staying the same through life. The core of these political ideals are formed through various structures and organizations such as the family, schools, religious institutions, mass media, interest groups, and political p
Nationalism Franklin Foer’s article illustrates that the globalization of soccer lead to the infiltration of a country’s nationalism. During the post-WWII era, soccer matches extended outside the particular teams’ borders and up came the transnational tournaments. Owners of the European teams realized that there was money to be made and embarked on a journey to find the most skilled players, which could be located in countries that were poor. As the search for these players continued, politician
Suffering for Suffrage: Racism in the Women’s Suffrage Movement Historically, women have been excluded from the many liberties men have arranged for themselves. From the disregarding of women from being considered ‘Elect’ during the Puritan era, to the modern instances of women lacking equal compensation. According to Charlotte Gilman, even religion, the woman’s help, was ‘tainted’ and injured by coming through the minds of men alone (Gilman, p. 370). Men have molded American society to exclusiv
Models of Psychology Biological – views human behavior in biological concepts (inheritance, genes, stress, hormones) Psychodynamic (Freud) – behavior is brought about by unconscious inner forces – uncontrollable Cognitive – how people understand and think about external world (Structuralism Functionalism) mental activities Behaviors – Observable behavior should be the focus. (J.B. Watson) Humanistic – Free will, facilitate human beings Psychology-Scientific study of human behavior and mental pro
International Relations The study of international relations has been a contested ground for many decades. A specific indication of this would be explaining or understanding the nature or knowledge of the world. Many theorists from different schools of thought since the 1930’s have debated the contributions made among themselves. The main terminology here initially is the epistemology or ontology of the research among international relations theorists, much confined within the boundaries of soci
Advantages and Disadvantages of Capitalism and Communism There are many advantages and disadvantages to a communist or capitalistic society. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, Capitalism is an economic system characterized by freedom of the market with increasing concentration of the private and corporate ownership of production and distribution means. Capitalism is an internally stable economic system, in that it is consistent with human behavior. People understand that there is no
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EDUCATION COSTA RICA 1. THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AT THE BEGINNING OF THE XXI CENTURY: AN OVERALL VISION. Today’s world, immersed in the globalization tendencies, requires the use of new technologies that implies to increase the complexity of activities. This creates a bigger quantity of employment positions that makes workers better training indispensable in order to carry out operations with sophisticated new technology. At the same time, that tends to diminish the non-qual
War What Is It Good For? Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen. Think about this for a moment. What would you do if you had one chance, one opportunity, to save thousands of innocent peoples lives would you take it? I hope, as you are all reasonable people you would. I Know I would, because people’s lives matter whether they are your next-door neighbours or the people living in Iraq right now. People have the right to be given the chance to live. War what is it good for? The main purpose of this spe
Caring for Children and Young People Unit SC14-Establish, sustain and disengage from relationships with clients Legislation, policy and good practice Question 4 The answers to question 1 and 3 influence the development of a relationship with a child a great deal. Due to the Foster Care Regulations which I explained in question 1 outline all the duties for the foster carer which enables them to tend to the individual needs of the children depending on their personality and background. This helps
Comparison and Contrast of Sociological Theories This essay will discuss the key concepts between two sociological theories as why society is structured the way it is and it will compare and contrast both views. The two theories it will consider are based a Marxist perspective (conflict theory) which aims to create a more fair and equal society and a Functionalist perspective (consensus theory) which describes existing conditions within today’s society. Karl Marx (1813-83) developed a conflict t
The World Is Too Much With Us 6/27/04 William Wordsworth’s The World Is Too Much With Us is a lyrical poem dealing with a struggle of the emotions attached to his realization that man replaced the beauty of nature with worldly possessions. The author shows us how we, meaning society or mankind, has become so enveloped by materials, greed, and power that we have forgotten the beauty and serenity of nature. The author longs for a time when man was more in touch with nature, wishing he could become
African Religions in the Americas African Religions December 4, 2002 World History 2 Various factors contribute to religion practices and preferences. These factors can be demographic, economical, social or even lack thereof. It can be found that traditional West African religion has undergone much subtraction and addition in its making of a religion. It can also be found that it went through this process as it assembled in Latin and North America. Traditional West African religion was an essent
Jesus and Buddha Assignment week 10 Assignment 5-4 Portfolio Question Question # 1 The lives of Jesus and the Buddha are strikingly similar; each created a movement that bears the founder's name. A Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, sees Jesus and Buddha as brothers who taught that the highest form of human understanding is universal love. There is one great difference in the two religions however: a Christian never becomes Christ, while the aim of every serious Buddhist is to achiev
Assimilation, Adaptation, and Adjustment of Immigrants as They Enter American Culture Must pray on Saturday and can not keep the store open, anticipate loss of business; you are Jewish. Pray in school, anticipate objections; you are Muslim. Pray to 330 million gods, anticipate fear and injustice; you are Hindu. The United States of America is a country that welcomes immigrants with open arms to live in and bring their own religions, cultures, and traditions. Over time, as different religions com
Black-Led Churches in Wolverhampton Questions for the field visit Make sure that you each have a copy of the questions- one of you to lead on each set of questions- then others can cover and take notes. Write out the full name of the Church, who your informant is and what his/her position is. General questions: o Did the first settlers from the West Indies in Wolverhampton face any racial prejudice o if yes- what sort of things happened? o Why did you or your family choose Wolverhampton? o What
Tres Hombres Study Group Questions Buddhism A) What are the sacred writings of this faith? When were they written, if known? By whom? Under what circumstances? The Pali Canon consists of three divisions, the Tipitaka (or Tripitaka in Sanskrit) which literally means the 'three baskets'. Each of these baskets has different concerns. First, there is the Vinaya Pitaka, the Book of Discipline, which includes the rules of monastic discipline given by the Buddha during his lifetime. The second division
The Catholic Church Homework # 8 March 2, 2004 SYA 4310 I chose to research the Catholic Church for my participant observation. I decided to study this group because my best friend is Catholic and I was always interested in her religion. I believe that the Catholic Church is deserving of a sociological study because within that religion there is an underlying theme of patriarchy. Traditionally, women have been unable to hold clergy positions and their role within the church is diminished. The pa
CATHOLICISM AND ZEN BUDDHISM WEDDING CEREMONIES Christianity and Buddhism are worldwide recognised and respected religions. Both are similar yet different in religious significance through ritual and practical aspects and have different symbolic realms for material structures. Ninian Smart’s seven dimensions help characterise the similarities and differences in all five major religions. This approach outlines the various aspects or dimensions of the religions. Both the ritual and practical and m
Christian’s call to the world Guy Sebastian Name: Guy Sebastian Age: 21 Born in: Malaysia Lives in: Adelaide Occupation: Winner of Australian Idol Albums Singles: o Angels brought me here (Album) o Angels brought me here (Single) Favourite Food: Chicken Curry Religion: Christian Leisure activity: Goes to church, writes songs and rides on his motorbike. His jobs besides his singing career, is teaching vocals at high schools and a recording engineer. Hobbies: riding his Yamaha 250 motorbike, playi
Christianity vs. Islam: Which one is the True Way to God? Christianity and Islam are two of the world’s largest religions. The two are different in beliefs but are similar in origin. Like many religions both Islam and Christianity claim to be the one and only true way to God. Although Islam and Christianity differ in major ways, they also share some similarities. Islam teaches that in order to achieve true peace of mind and surety of heart, one must submit to God or “Allah” and live according to
Christianity Christians believe that Jesus co-existed with God before the creation of the world, was born of a virgin, was resurrected three days after his death, and later ascended to heaven. The scope of this paper will contain the following parameters: How early Christians followed the teachings of Jesus Christ; who a Christian really is, and the truth about the many types of Christianity. Yeshua of Nazareth, commonly referred to as Jesus the messiah, was a Jewish itinerant preacher who was b
What role do you think Christianity should play in how we learn and what we learn? Christianity, and to a lesser degree the other major religions, has played a tremendous role in learning throughout the ages Indeed, religion and higher learning have been long time, albeit strange and often adversarial bedfellows. I feel that Christianity in particular has and should play a critical role in how and what we learn, having had such an impact on nearly every aspect of human endeavor and world history
Christians Call to the world Oscar Romero Oscar Romero was looked up to for what he did for that country especially the poor. Oscar Romero was killed for his country and for everything that he stood for he told his country all about the government and the terrible things that were going on. Oscar Romero would do so many things to help the poor and that is why so many people adored him. Oscar Romero’s life is important to the country and everyone that new him admired for all that he did. Oscar Ro
Euthanasia RELIGION AND SOCIETY – UNIT 2 – ETHICS LEARNING OUTCOME 2 ASSESSMENT TASK – VALUES IN ETHICAL ARGUMENT Euthanasia is the deliberate killing of a person for the benefit of that person. In most cases, euthanasia is carried out because the person who dies asks for it, but there are cases of euthanasia where a person can't make such a request. A person who undergoes euthanasia is usually terminally ill, but there are other situations in which some people want euthanasia. There are two con
Evolution != Religion Religion has no place in a discussion about evolution. A subject that defies reason cannot be matched by a subject that justifies it; nor can it be said that reason can be applied when its very core defies it. If you suggest that since there are no facts illustrating the veracity of evolution, you insist that evolution must be a flawed, dogmatic theory that doesn't describe the world we live in. The inductivist conception of science, however, has many problems. Popper's cri
The Field of Dreams Religion 5th hour December 13, 2004 In watching the Field of Dreams the audience learns the importance of signs and symbols. The audience also learns a lesson to go with your gut feeling. During the movie, The Field of Dreams the students will learn the importance of signs and symbols, signs and symbols in the movie give us a whole new perspective. In the movie, Ray Kinsella can see these symbols very clearly. He sees them and acts on them even though he does not know the out
Holiday Celebrations Isn’t it amazing how many holiday celebrations we’ve got, but we don’t really know how they started. You see, the problem in our society, is that we know that these celebrations exist, but none of us bothers to know why. And this is exactly what causes our society to take a step backwards. To prove my point, I have here several celebrations and stories on how they started. (I bet you didn’t know how half of them started!) HALLOWEEN (31st of October) What exactly is Halloween
How catholic theology affects our lives. First of all, what is theology? Theology is a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings;. I am going to focus in the Catholic theology. Do you ever realized how important is religion in our live? How u ever thought the purpose of life? Our religion is important because it is our life’s purpose. People needs to believe in something. I think that our life’s purpose is to prepare and be ready by following the wills of god which are writt
In the Name of Buddha It is fascinating how belief in something or other could be so powerful and yet deadly. Over the centuries people committed themselves to religion and different kinds of Gods. In some cases peace would rule the people in the name of God, yet people also killed in the name of God. The question I always asked myself was if there really was the right religion or God to believe in. In some cases people believed ways, people it is not an easy question to answer, yet somehow peop
Individual Field Study Part B Since Buddhism began, the religion has developed countless symbols and visual features that make it unique. All of these symbols help contribute to the beliefs held by followers of Buddhism. There are some things that all Buddhists believe and follow and there are other things that only certain Buddhists supporters believe. Buddhism is not a pessimistic or optimistic religion, it is realistic. Buddhists believe that the source of suffering is through one’s desire, h