• Robbing From The Rich To Give To The Poor
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    Robbing the Rich to Give to the Poor Poverty has conquered nations around the world, striking the populations down through disease and starvation. Small children with sunken eyes are displayed on national television to remind those sitting in warm, luxiourious houses that living conditions are less than tolerable around the world. Though it is easy to empathize for the poor, it is sometimes harder to reach into our pocketbooks and support them. No one desires people to suffer, but do wealthy nat...
  • The Hero Grendels Mother
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    English Literature 261 The Hero Zorro, Lassie, Hercules, and Beowulf all have something in common, they are all considered heros. It does not matter if the hero is a man, woman, animal or an intimate object that springs to life. It does not matter where the hero comes from or how old he or she is. The only thing that a hero needs to do to be a hero, according to Joseph Campbell, is follows a predefined path of a hero and have some common characteristics of one, too. Joseph Campbell in one of th...
  • Euthanasia An Overview Life Moral Patients
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    Euthanasia: An Overview There has been much debate in recent American society over the legality and morality of a patients right-to-die. Current legal statue prohibits any form of euthanasia, however, there are many moral and ethical dilemmas concerning the controversy. For the purposes of this essay, I will define euthanasia as the implementation of a decision that a person's life will come to an end before it need stop. In other words, it is a life ending when it would otherwise be prolonged. ...
  • Scarlet Letter Ethan Frome Lesson Before Dying
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    Dignity and Respect Many people try to escape the prison that suppresses them, but fail to because of their moral obligations to themselves and others. Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome, Ernest J. Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying and Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter, portray the struggles one acquires through their own conduct. Ethan in Ethan Frome, Grant in A Lesson Before Dying and Hester in Scarlet Letter each try to elude their life dilemma's, but are hindered due to their obligations. Ethan is o...
  • The Hero Moral Obligation
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    English Literature 261 The Hero Zorro, Lassie, Hercules, and Beowulf all have something in common, they are all considered hero's. It does not matter if the hero is a man, woman, animal or an intimate object that springs to life. It does not matter where the hero comes from or how old he or she is. The only thing that a hero needs to do to be a hero, according to Joseph Campbell, is follows a predefined path of a hero and have some common characteristics of one, too. Joseph Campbell in one of th...
  • Is There A Moral Obligation To Obey The Law
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    'Must we only obey a just law; should we obey a law because it is just to do so; or else can we not obey at all?' ESSAY The questions that shall be answered in this essay are 'Must we only obey a just law?' , 'Should we obey a law because it is just to do so?' and 'Or else, can we not obey at all?' Before we can answer these questions it is important to establish what is meant by the term 'just'. 'Just' in this case means 'morally just', I think, but differences of opinion exist as to its meanin...
  • Fairness And Moral Obligation Car One Misleading
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    Almost every time one turns on the television he will see some sort of advertisement. Shoes, cars, phone companies, and many other products are advertised every day. We see all sorts of commercials where the end is full of fine lines that are displayed so fast that one, whom is not a speed reader, could never read it before it is taken off of the screen. This leaves the viewer with only the knowledge of what he saw in the commercial without the fine wording at the end. There are also radio adve...
  • Hunger And Poverty Moral End Singer
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    Hunger and Poverty During the course of this particular essay, I will prove to you many points. Maybe not to the extreme that it will change ones thought processes on the subject of hunger and world poverty, but enough to form a distinction between moral obligation and moral capacity. What I will not mention is the fact that Peter Singers outdated material (1971), though thorough in the sense of supporting his view on hunger and world poverty as well as examining this school of thought, is uncon...
  • Rawls View Of Ignorance
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    Rawls' View of Ignorance Rawls theory of justice revolves around the adaptation of two fundamental principles of justice which would, in turn, guarantee a just and morally acceptable society. The first principle guarantees the right of each person to have the most extensive basic liberty compatible with the liberty of others. The second principle states that social and economic positions are to be) to everyone's advantage and b) open to all. A key problem to Rawls is to show how such principles ...
  • Sanctity Of Life Individual Quality Value
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    BIRT: The Individual ought to Value the Sanctity of Life above the Quality of Life Each person possesses an inviolability founded on justice that even the welfare of society as a whole cannot override. It is because I so strongly concur with this quote by Joseph Thur of, that I compelled to affirm todays resolution; be it resolved that the individual ought to value the sanctity of life above the quality of life. Before moving on, I would like to define a few key terms that clearly pertain to the...