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“Where Bias Begins” This essay, “Where Bias Begins”, has basically one main argument: children are developing bias at a young age. This is portrayed in the different types of writing styles in the essay- expository, narrative, and argumentative/persuasive. This essay is expository due to the fact that the author is explaining how children are being exposed to bias opinions and the reasons behind it. The author further explains this theory by giving examples, which ties into the narrative aspect
Enron English 101A 10-18-04 Recently, giant-companies including Enron, World Com went bankrupt because of unethical and illegal activities. In from Micro point of view, viewing Enron’s case from a micro, the scandal has not only destroyed the company itself, but from Macro point of view, it also has negative impact to America economic. In the last 15 years, Enron became the seventh largest company in America, which has more than twenty thousands staff around the globe. In year 2000 Enron was ran
Louis Gerstner Jr. BOOK REPORTINTRODUCTION The business world is constantly changing. Companies rise and fall on a regular basis but the ones that can fall and rise up again end up becoming the symbol of success in today’s business market. The book called “Who says elephants can’t dance?” is written by Louis Gerstner Jr. showcases a company (IBM) that fits in this category. The purpose of this book report is to inform students of how a company in today’s business world becomes and remain success
Raleigh’s Views of Life English IV February 1, 2004 Sir Walter Raleigh has shown himself to be one of the greatest figures of a very great age in literature. Raleigh lived a life of luxury and more or less represented himself as an arrogant man. During Raleigh’s lifetime, he never thought of himself as a writer. Only about thirty-five of his poems have actually survived in fragments because of the passing of time. The worst part of Raleigh ’s poems, is that they exist only in bits and pieces, bu
Alexander the Great Alexander the Great is often said to be the greatest conqueror and best military leader to ever walk the face of the earth. He conquered many territories, creating one of the largest empires in history. He was a very kind and generous man, and he also had a good sense of humor. All of his troops respected and liked him, and almost all of his captured territories served him willingly, because he was kind to them, and protected them from any attacks. Alexander was not a pushove
Animal Ethics Animal ethics is concerned with the status of animals, whereas environmental ethics concerns itself with the relationship to the environment. I will show the existence of animal ethics depends on the existence of environmental ethics. I will prove this by showing that such philosophers who have practiced animal ethics such as Singer, Regan, and Taylor are limited because they are individualistic. Which means they are limited to animal concerns, and nothing else. But with the enviro
Generation X Upon reading “Generation X” and viewing our society as a whole, it is apparent that generation x is different in multiple aspects of that from past generations. Two significant characteristics that come to the surface are: relationships and unique personalities that are different from that of the norm. It seems that our youth in society today has gone many different directions with style and personality. It may be a good thing or such may not be so good. Regardless one is to believe
Learning to Read and Write Frederick Douglas was a slave that had a thirst for education during a time when it was almost impossible for a slave to learn. In the south during this time the white slave owners were afraid of their slaves being educated. They wouldn’t want them talking back or debating with them. In order for Fred to learn how to read and write he had to first learn to find ways around the things holding him back from his desire. His mistress who was at first warm-hearted towards s
Plato Plato, the philosopher, centered his thoughts around the soul, which to him was the principal of life and movement. The immortal wisdom of Plato, is the guidance in which ethical theory and philosophy take root. His mentor was the great philosopher, Socrates. Plato, took the Socratic point of view and developed his main philosophy, which was the philosophy of the soul. THE LIFE OF PLATO Early Life Plato was born in 427 B.C.E. into a wealthy family that was both aristocratic and politically
Renaissance Humanism Writers and philosophers of the Renaissance expressed their opinions about human nature and humans’ roles in the universe through their writings. Francesco Petrarch pioneered the first intellectual movement called humanism. An Italian poet and man of letters, he attempted to apply the values and lessons of antiquity to questions of Christian faith and morals in his own day. He believed that true eloquence and ethical wisdom had been lost during the Middle Ages and could onl
The Dead Sea Scrolls: An essential component of Judaism and Christianity 3/17/04 Period 5 World Hist. H. The year was 1947, with World War II just over and the hectic nations recovering from a magnanimous drain in supply, a wondrous event occurred. Something extraordinary, happening once in a world’s history, befell in the form of a child. Fifteen year old Muhammad adh-Dhib, a Bedouin shepherd, was chasing one of his goats that ran off. Running in the Jordan Desert and of the coastlines of the
The Decline of Aleppo M.A. student Islam and the West 14, April, 2004-4-14 In the Arabic world, Aleppo was not for all the time considered a metropolis. However, it claims a long and glorious history that traces to the beginning of the recorded history, and has established a regional commercial center for at least more than one thousand years. Located in the midpoint between the Euphrates and the Mediterranean Sea, the town of Aleppo also enjoys an easy access to water and food supply from the s
Ashoka All men are my children. I am like a father to them. As every father desires the good and the happiness of his children, I wish that all men should be happy always. These are the words of an emperor who lived two thousand and three hundred years ago. We see in history how even mere chieftains grew arrogant and used their powers selfishly and unjustly. But the emperor who said the above words ruled over the greater part of India. He had the power of life and death over millions of his subj
Historian Friedrich Meinecke 1 Historiography 28 February 2004 Friedrich Meinecke was born in October 1862 in the Prussian town of Salzwedel as the son of a post office worker. After studying History and Philosophy in Berlin and Bonn, he obtained his doctorate in 1886. He entered the Prussian archive service in 1887 and submitted his post-doctoral thesis in Berlin in 1896. From 1893, he was editor, then from 1896 publisher of the Historische Zeitschrift or Historical Magazine. In these times he
Gambling Critical Essay Gambling, while it lowers taxes and creates jobs, it also causes addicts to lose money and therefore creates a higher crime rate. Back in the day gambling was very popular in North America, long before there was ever a United States. Playing cards and dice were brought over by both the British and the Dutch. By the end of the 17th century, just about every countryseat in colonial America had a lottery wheel. Cockfighting flourished throughout the countries, especially in
Legal Studies Essay Equality is all about equal treatment. It means that everyone is treated the same. That is all people are entitled to enjoy the same rights and opportunities and no-one should be privileged or disadvantaged. Equality is an objective concept. That is we can judge on the facts presented to us whether or not people have been given equal treatment or opportunity. Fairness aims to achieve equal outcomes. It doesn’t allow for bias or prejudice. Fairness ideally is a part of all law
The First Amendment The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” Justice Hugo Black believed that the First Amendment requires the state to remain neutral in its relationship with religious believers. I disagree with Justice Black’s interpretation of the First Amendment. The First Amendment states that Congress can make no law establishing a religion. It does not say that the state may not favor a religion or it’s general philosophy. We, after
Euthanasia The applied ethical issue of euthanasia, or mercy killing, concerns whether it is morally permissible for a third party, such as a physician, to end the life of a terminally ill patient who is in intense pain. The euthanasia controversy is part of a larger issue concerning the right to die. Staunch defenders of personal liberty argue that all of us are morally entitled to end our lives when we see fit. Thus, according to these people, suicide is in principle morally permissible. For h
A Civil Action Lawrence Kohlberg did a study and came up with a scale for people’s moral development. This scale goes from 1, which is a pretty infantile stage of “I want it and I want it now!”, to stage 6, which is living purely on ethics and principal. A Civil Action is a wonderful movie to see these stages hard at work and just how fast someone can go from one stage to another. I would like to specifically point out three areas in this movie that best show these stages of moral development at
Adoption At the present time, facing the issue of adoption ethics forces us to confront a highly uncomfortable situation. This case is especially true of international adoptions. A critical analysis of adoption practices as they relate to adoption within Canada as well as between Canada and Romania will follow. Encompassed within this will be the changing trends that have occurred with regards to the rights of the child and privacy of information exchanged between the adopting parties. In this f
An Analysis of Heart of Darkness Conrad\'s novel, Heart of Darkness, relies on the historical period of imperialism in order to describe its protagonist, Charlie Marlow, and his struggle. Marlow\'s catharsis in the novel, as he goes to the Congo, rests on how he visualises the effects of imperialism. Marlow\'s change, as caused by his exposure to the imperialistic nature of the historical period in which he lived is one of the main concerns of our study.Because, Joseph Conrad develops themes of
Business in A Global Society 1. What is the history of our economic development and what does it tell us about the future? The United States has maintained its status as the world’s economic leader by continuously using innovative technology to become more productive. We see this every day of our lives, how all the businesses in the world try to keep up with the up and coming technology. The main purpose for this is to always make their business more efficient and productive, no matter what indu
Gender Trouble: Feminism and The Subversion of Identity A Review/Commentary of GenderTrouble: Feminism and The Subversion of Identity, By Judith Butler Gender, Homosexuality and Ethics Feb. 9/00 Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. New York: Routledge, 1990. Judith Butler exhibits the new wave of Anglo-American academic feminism, a feminism that goes beyond the delusional categories of male and female, and wishes to confuse or “trouble” these categories all to
CULTURAL VALUES AND PERSONAL ETHICS COM525 April 19, 2004 Cultural Values and Personal Ethics Cultural values and personal ethics are quite interesting to describe. Cultural values represent the implicitly or explicitly shared abstract ideas about what is good, right, and desirable in a society (Williams, 1970). These cultural values (e.g. freedom, prosperity, security) are the basis for the specific norms that tell people what is appropriate in various situations. The ways that societal instit
Divine Justice Dante crafted his Commedia in such a manner as to encompass as many opposing yet intertwining disciplines as possible, thus allowing a variety of readers’ emotions to be aroused, while still pulling through his own beliefs shaped by his political experiences and belief in Christianity. Using his own established literary style, Dante explores the disciplines of theology, Christianity, paganism, ethics, philosophy, history, and art. He depicts a full array of life through each sinn
“Embalming” English 102 Embalming is defined as the preservation of a body from decay, originally with spices and more recently through arterial injection of embalming fluid. Historically the process is identified with the Egyptians, and the mummification of bodies. In Fact, this complicated and extreme method was abandoned, although in recent centuries, ways of preserving bodies has received considerable attention. Varying levels of success were achieved but probably due to expense, very few pe
In Civil Disobedience “In Civil Disobedience”, Henry David Thoreau, stresses on the true importance of the individual and his power to alter governmental injustices. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, places strong emphasis on direct action to impose reform, while promoting the equalization of rights for all individuals. Both authors incorporate strong rhetorical strategies that appeal to the lectors, such as ethos and pathos. However, King’s piece exalts effectively d
Ethnographic Film In making ethnographic film ethnographers will inevitably be confronted with conflicting values and will be forced to choose to uphold some while neglecting others. The situation is complicated further when the films are intended for television screening and the audience is the general public; the ethnographic filmmaker then faces the task of producing something that is simultaneously ethnographically competent, entertaining, accessible to general audiences and ethical. Here I
Liberation Feminist Hermeneutics, as described By Elisabeth Schuessler Firoenza Hermeneutics Seminar February 29/00 Box #260 Table of Contents I. Introduction………………………………………………………………..p.3 A. An Historical Overview…………………………………………..p.3-4 B. An Overview of Feminist Hermeneutics………………………..p.4-5 VI. Presuppositions A. Introduction and Preface to the Hermeneutics of ……………..p.6 Elisabeth Schuessler Fiorenza B. Scripture: Mythical Archetype vs. Historical Prototype………p.6-8 C. Egalitarianism and Gender
Analytic Review of “Grapes of Wrath” History 258 Nov. 21/01 Grapes of Wrath, the epic novel written by John Steinbeck, captures the travesty and tragedies of the “Great Depression.” Chronicling the travels of a displaced Oklahoma family, the “Joads,” Steinbeck captures many of the historical moods and thinking of the era. Steinbeck weaves a tale purposely driven towards the bourgeois classes of the United States. Steinbeck’s novel is not then just a tale copied and dramatized after the emigrant
A Comparison and Contrast of Juergen Habermas and Hans Georg Gadamer 20083747 History 104 Nov.19/01 The intellectual battle between the Gadamer-Hermeneutics school and the Habermas-critical theorists is well documented. Hermeneutics claiming a universal applicability stating, “being that can be understood is language[1],” and the critical theorist claiming a reflective reasoning process that goes beyond hermeneutics. The battle has been aptly stated in the rather public disagreements between Ha
Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Equality of Citizens Nov23/01 POLI SCI 101(A) On October 23, 1998, abortionist Dr. Barnett Slepian, was shot and killed by a sniper’s bullet. The sniper in question was part of the radical pro-life contingency in the United States. Bill Baird, another abortionist, had his own clinic fire bombed. When holding a news conference afterwards, he stated, “I fault publicly the Roman Catholic Church, the Right to Life people, and all anti-abortion forces who use the rhetor
To what extent are businesses aware of their social responsibilities? Can businesses be environmentally responsible and still make a profit? Businesses have always been expected to adhere to general, though ill defined, standards of good conduct. But the idea that companies should follow principals who might benefit society while not directly improving their bottom line only began gaining ground in any significant way in the 1980s. Some ethical businesses make a point of caring for the environme
The Moral Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes (Leviathan) Moral Philosophy March 14/2001 Many consider Thomas Hobbes, as the father of analytic philosophy. His moral and political philosophy, survive to this day, as heavily influential. In chapter fifteen (Of Other Law of Nature), in his work Leviathan, Hobbes gives his own definition of what moral philosophy is: “For moral philosophy is nothing else but the science of what is good, and evil, in the conversation, and society of mankind.” (Hobbes 217, I
Kant and Mill’s Theories Maritza Pelaez Philosophy 213 (Ethics) Spring 04, Section 1 Paper Assignment #1 Kant and Mill’s Theories In July of 1994, a disturbing case arose in regards to a man who murdered an abortion performing doctor. Paul J. Hill, a former Presbyterian minister, and later a strong activist in the pro-choicelife movementactivist, was prosecuted for shooting and killing, Dr. John Britton, an abortion performing doctor, and James Barrett, a clinic volunteer, James Barrett outside
Civil Rights Act of 1964 Civil Rights When the Government Stood Up For Civil Rights All my life I\'ve been sick and tired, and now I\'m just sick and tired of being sick and tired. No one can honestly say Negroes are satisfied. We\'ve only been patient, but how much more patience can we have? Mrs. Hamer said these words in 1964, a month and a day before President Lyndon B. Johnson would sign the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. She speaks for the mood of a race, a race that for centur
Mental Health Legislation In 1997 when the current Government was elected into power one of their aims was to tackle the inequalities that existed within health and social care. Since then we have seen the publication of many policy documents which planned the way forward for health care, particularly in the way that care is delivered. Modern and Dependable (DOH, 1997), set out ways for national improvement in healthcare. Modernising Mental health Services (DOH, 1998a), set out the way on which
The Metaethics of Ayn Rand and Objectivism Foundations of Ethics January 2001 Table of Contents o Introduction ……………………………………………….. p. 3-5 Early Ayn Rand …………………………………… p. 5-6 Literary Period ………………………….…………. p. 7-8 Philosophical Period ……………………………… p. 8-9 o Metaethics ………………………………………………… p.9-10 Existence as Primary …………..……....………… p. 10-11 Animate vs. Inanimate Objects ………………….. p. 11-13 Life and Value ………………….…………………. p. 13-14 Fact and Value: The Randian Synthesis ………... p. 15-17 The Rationa
Nazi Ethics “In the interest of...saving lives, is it acceptable to make use of data collected through mutilation, torture, and death” (Campbell, 16)? That is the question which has been rearing its head in scientific research since the end of World War II. As man has sought to quench his thirst for knowledge, lines of ethicality have been drawn to preserve the integrity of science, and provide a framework from which man can improve upon the quality of human life. In Nazi concentration and death
An Objection to Mandatory Drug Testing in High Schools for the Participation of Extra-Curricular Activities: Primarily Student Athletes For LA: 401: Science, Technology, and Human Values Spring, 2004 Introduction With the recent steroid a scandal in Major League Baseball, debates over mandatory drug testing polices have sparked interest across the country. One issue that is highly controversial, but has taken a back seat in the in the debate, is the issue of mandatory drug testing policies in h
Parable of the Sadhu: Analysis from three general approaches. The Parable of the Sadhu presents a complex situation which action immediate action was necessary. Sadhu, an Indian holy man, was discovered naked and barely alive by a group of multicultural mountaineers during their journey. Each ethnic group did a little to help the Sadhu, but none assumed full responsibility. Their priority was in climbing the mountain rather than carrying Sadhu to the village where other people could help him. Al
Patristic Attitudes Towards Homosexuality Patristic Thought and History September 20/2000 Perhaps the most volatile social issue the church has faced in recent memory, homosexuality and the issues it raises have confronted both the church and Western society. It has polarized the church and even political institutions, with fundamentalists and the Canadian Alliance political party taking a more conservative approach to homosexuality, and liberal denominations and liberal political parties, embr
Rising Tide In the book, “Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America, “ shows many different aspects of engineers and their lives. The stories that are told help the reader to better understand the practice of civil engineering. During the time period of the story, there are two engineers who contribute to a main part in controlling the Mississippi River, Eads and Humphreys. As the two race and compete to see who can better the Mississippi River, many important d
: THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECT: Ethical or Unethical? ENGLISH 101 Monday, April 4, 2000. Cloning a human being is something that has been fantasized for a long time in science fiction. Until now, never in history has science been able to so deeply impact human lives, as genetic engineering will. The Human Genome Project, is an international effort to “map” the 3 billion parts of proteins that make up human deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), is to be completed by the year 2003; the use of such technology po
THE LIFE OF PLATO Plato was born in 427 B.C. into a wealthy family that was both aristocratic and politically influential. His family had a rich history of political connections and consisted of his parents, Ariston and Perictione, his older brothers Adeimantus and Glawcon, and later a younger sister, Potone. “In keeping with his family heritage, Plato was destined for the political life”(Beavers and Planeaux). During Platos early years he was instructed by eminent teachers in grammar, music, a
A Tales of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities is a riveting novel that gives deep insight into the personal beliefs and life experiences of the author, Charles Dickens. Through this literary work, Dickens conveys his opinions about revolutions and their advocates. Also explored are the effects of prisons and imprisonment his life. In his British masterpiece A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens utilizes symbolism to develop themes of resurrection, sacrifice, and imprisonment. Even though written fo
The Distinction Between Etiquette Morals Philosophy 62: Ethics 2/22/1999 Consider the following hypothetical situation: you are preparing to travel on a long journey with a single companion. You have a choice of two companions. The first is quite mannerly, charming, handsome and courteous. However, she has one serious flaw: she is a kleptomaniac, and steals your most valued possessions during the course of your travel. The second is constitutionally morally impeccable. However she also has a maj
The Life of Thucydides It is the purpose of this paper to outline the life of Thucydides and how he has made a mark as one of the greatest historians who have ever lived. Thucydides was the author of The History of the Peloponnesian War and this has made him famous because he stated that: The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but I shall be content if it is judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the
The Ontology of Gay and Queer Homosexuality: History, Politics, Ethics April /2001 Table of Contents Introduction………………………………………………….. p. 2-4 Definitions and Genealogy of Homosexuality……………… p. 5- Genealogy of Ontology………………………………………. p. Coming Out of the Closet: Conversion and Inaugeration or Integration……….. p. Genetic Ontology, Social Artifice and Orientations………... p. Conclusion: The Sexual Tower of Babel and Politics of Ontology………………………………. p. -Introduction- In recent years, the gay commu
The Process of Cloning and the Ethics Involved Cloning is a biomedical engineering process that has come into the national spotlight in recent months. In 1996, embryologists at the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh, Scotland amazed scientists around the world as they were the first to successfully produce a clone using a specialized cell from an adult vertebrate. Although it is considered a biological breakthrough, the event has produced controversy over the ethics of the process. Cloning is a pro