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983 wordsClint Eastwood's Unforgiven As human beings we constantly struggle with ourselves on whether our actions are virtuous or vice. Some of us choose to act in an ethical way when presented with a certain situation, while others choose to act on their desires and therefore act unjustly. This was the struggle that the character, William Munny, faced in the movie "Unforgiven". He was unable to control his desires, which resulted in his unethical actions. His actions support Socrates and Plato's theory ...
Excusable Ignorance Of Consequences
834 wordsWhile I was sitting here thinking about this paper, many thoughts went through my mind or many excuses not to do this paper. Thoughts like, I'm tiered I just want to go to sleep, I'll just not go to class tomorrow and thoughts like trying to lie my way out of it, knowing that I shouldn't even be thinking that way. This example of the way I was thinking is not a substantial excuse. A excuse is the concept that under certain circumstances, people can be excused from certain actions. Do I agree wit...
Trueba's Wealth And Power
998 wordsIn Allende's The House of the Spirits, Esteban Trueba is the principal male character. During the course of the novel, Trueba increases his power in the world as he progresses in status from a conservative landowner to a powerful senator. He is tyrannical, treating his family members and the tenants on his family hacienda, Tres Maras, like subjects rather than intimate community. The basis for most of Trueba's actions is the desire for power, control, and wealth, and he pursues these things at a...
View Of Soft Determinism
1,382 wordsThe Contradictory Nature of Soft Determinism. Introduction "There is a continuum between free and unfree, with many or most acts lying somewhere in between". (Abel, 322) This statement is a good summation of how Nancy Holmstrom's view of free will allows for degrees of freedom depending on the agent's control over the situation. Holmstrom's main purpose in her Firming Up Soft Determinism essay was to show that people can have control over the source of their actions, meaning that people can have...
386 wordsPierre Trudeau Pierre Trudeau will certainly not be forgotten, even after his death. In my opinion he accomplished a lot for Canada but I disliked his crazy ways of politics, to me the way he does things don't make much sense. Unlike other politicians Pierre Trudeau, had four central themes: the freedom of the individual; the political equality of all individuals; the superiority of rationality; and democracy as the best form of government. What is interesting about these principles is that at v...
Controlled Variable Back To The Set Point
1,947 wordsProcess control systems serve two different purposes. Generally the first of these purposes is to effect a change in a certain output variable, commonly encountered in the startup of a process. The second of these is to regulate or hold an output variable constant despite any changes in an input variable, which usually cannot be easily managed . In order to discuss process control, in detail it is necessary to define several terms. A control loop is comprised of several variables. Among these...
Responsibility For The Actions
510 wordsAlmost every day of my life I am bombarded with concepts that are sometimes so incredible, my jaw drops and I am left in dazed wonderment. Sometimes the things I learn are so "out there" that I ask myself "why" Three things that I always felt were inexplicable was the rise of the neo-Nazi party in Germany. The "I'm the victim" mentality of incarcerated inmates. And finally, why many people won't accept responsibility for their actions. Firstly, one of the worst things that ever happened to Germa...
Person With An External Locus Of Control
776 wordsAre You the Master of Your Fate Julian Rotter suggested that people feel their fate is decided either by internal or external forces. They control it themselves by their decisions and actions or they feel that there are outside forces such as luck influencing their destiny. Rotter believed that a person's personality was affected by whether they felt their fate was controlled internally or externally. He also felt that a person's total learning experiences formed their decision as to whether the...
721 wordsAffirmative Action- Fighting Racism With Racism In Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign speech, his stance on affirmative action was mend it, not end it. These gives the impression that it is a positive, progressive idea that helps the minorities of our country further their education and have more successful careers. Affirmative action refers to policies and programs that directly or indirectly give preference to designated groups in awarding jobs and government contracts or granting admission to unive...
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