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  • Author Presents For Affirmative Action
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    Jade Elias 4/25/02 There are many supporters and opponents of Affirmative Action. The focus of this program is to include minorities and women into social institutions. An argument that the author presents for Affirmative Action is that of the 'merit principal', which states that people should be awarded for posse sing the highest merit. In turn he states that race and sex can be a merit because it will allow others of that sex or race to steve for greatness as well. The author also presents the...
  • Comedy And Tragedy
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    Review: The secret of Seinfeld's Humor: The significance of the Insignificant The Secret of Seinfeld's Humor: The significance of the Insignificant, an article written by Jorge Gracia briefly outlines what the author believes to be the origin of the humour with which the popular television show Seinfeld achieved such broad based success. A show that embraced the ordinary of everyday life, while atypically avoiding the mainstay of violence and sex of most of today's popular visual media and cultu...
  • Slippery Slopes Of Doerflingers Argument
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    COMPARING DIFFERENT VIEWS ON EUTHANASIA Euthanasia is a controversial subject, not only because there are many different moral dilemmas associated with it, but also in what constitutes its definition. At the extreme ends of disagreement, advocates say euthanasia is a good, or merciful, death. Opposites of euthanasia say it is a fancy word for murder. The author James Rachels provides a clear argument in defense of euthanasia in his article, The Morality of Euthanasia. While Richard Doerflinger p...
  • Additional Proof In The Form Of Evidence
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    Analyze the Argument- Openings: This argument concludes that... It bases this prediction on two pieces of evidence... The author concludes that... As evidence for her conclusion, she / he explains that... This argument draws a great-sounding conclusion from some flimsy-sounding evidence. - Second Paragraph: Indeed, this chain of evidence does seem to make it clear that... If the scenario described by the evidence is accurate, then the argument is quite convincing. But what is the author assuming...
  • Author's Arguments
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    Carol Tavris's The Mismeasure of Women offers the reader insight into the inequality and problems women face in society. I approached this book with the assumption that it would glorify women and belittle men. I figured that the author would blame all the problems women face on men. After completing the book I had a very different opinion. The author looked to society for the actual source of women's inequality and never placed the blame on any one group of people. The book explains that althoug...
  • Author Of The Family Of Sam Sixty
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    Sam Sixty and Friends In framing the argument for hereditary degeneration, the author of The Family of Sam Sixty presents a number of reasons pointing to the downfall of the Sixty family. She points out a number of traits portraying evidence of degeneracy in their gene pool along several generations. As well, the author employs a number of methodical charts to complement her findings. However, when examined in close detail, one can see that much of her research is not scientifically based at all...
  • Argument Of Majority Consent
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    There are several arguments against philosophical anarchism. Most of the arguments are in line with either the theory that consent is not required or of the theory we have already consented. For the sake of being brief, this essay will attempt to refute only the latter of the two. Along with the idea of individual consent is the longstanding, traditional theory of the authority of God. Other arguments follow a less anarchist view and are that of tacit consent and more specifically that of majori...
  • Conclusion Of Jane Tompkins Work
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    In her argumentative essay, Jane Tompkins, an avid reader and researcher of the European-Indian relationships, delves into one of the most perplexing aspects of studying history in our world. Because we are such a diverse society-continuously prioritizing the fight for our own causes, there is much room left for the entrance of cultural subjectivity and perspective. For example, all of the books Tompkins referred to were authored by writers and researchers of different eras and backgrounds. Thus...
  • Kaufman's Flaws Through Fallacies Of Argument
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    Money, power and political influence are some of the many things that follow all professional athletes. Throughout the article 'Tigers Burden', King Kaufman, the author, utilizes a number of rhetorical appeals and tones to draw the readers into his argument. Through the use of these appeals he brings you into the political aspects of The Masters, one of Golf's biggest tournaments, and the pressures that society places on minority athletes to help aid in other people's struggles. Throughout this ...
  • Sides Of The Argument
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    Linda Bowles, author of "Big Brother's Two-Minute Hate", speaks out against the government's scheme-like plan to control and exploit the tobacco companies. Bowles alludes to 1984, by George Orwell, as a comparison of the government's method of mind-control. Both the method found in 1984, and the method used by the government in "Big Brother's Two-Minute Hate", try to manifest a problem, then attempt to intervene and help, ultimately ending as heroes in the eyes of the citizens. Bowles shows her ...
  • Three Editorials
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    Editorials are a way for writers to persuade readers on topics that are both popular and non popular. Three recent editorials include "Power and Leadership: The Real Meaning of Iraq,"S.U.V.'s Under Fire", and "First, Do No Harm". Out of these three editorials, the most persuasive and appealing was "Power and Leadership: The Real Meaning of Iraq". It appealed to one's sense of emotion and sense of security. Though all the editorials had a persuasive tone, the tone in this editorial was more inten...

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