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  • Mill's Examples Of Persecuted Truths
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    In Chapter 2, Mill turns to the issue of whether people, either through their government or on their own, should be allowed to coerce or limit anyone else's expression of opinion. Mill emphatically says that such actions are illegitimate. Even if only one person held a particular opinion, mankind would not be justified in silencing him. Silencing these opinions, Mill says, is wrong because it robs 'the human race, posterity as well as the existing generation. ' In particular, it robs those who d...
  • Cross Cultural Comparative Method
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    Sociologists have embraced what is known as the comparative method as the most efficient way to expose taken-for-granted 'truths' or laws that people have adopted. But what is this comparative method and how does it work? Are there any advantages / disadvantages to exposing these false 'truths'. What forms or variations of the comparative method exist? In the pages to follow I will attempt to give you some insight and understanding of what the comparative method is, and how it works. The compara...
  • Rhetoric By Gorgias
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    To Tell or to LieMaral FrendjianFor modern students, a training in rhetoric such as that offered by Gorgias is more preferable, rather than learning how to distinguish truth from falsehood. It is the art of forceful language, emphasizing figures of speech and focusing on devices for swaying and persuading an audience, that would be most beneficial for students lives today. Despite the fact that it is simply ornamented language to make a good facade, the rhetoric by Gorgias is necessary for the s...
  • Bigoted And Hypocritical People Of Maycomb
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    To Kill A Mockingbird: Prejudice Is Part of Our Inherent Nature Why did Atticus defend a nigger? What was the point of being the advocate for a black man? It doesn't matter if their guilty or innocent, you can ceaselessly and effortlessly convict the animals for their colour vice. You can even turn a blind eye to the obvious truth. And so did the "people", the white, narrow-minded, bigoted and hypocritical people of Maycomb. The justification for why Atticus broke from the norm, and acted unlike...
  • Absolute Truth Through Rhetoric
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    The Sophist views and beliefs originated in Ancient Greece around 400 B.C.E. The Sophists were known as wandering rhetoricians who gave speeches to those who could afford to listen. The Sophists deeply believed in the power of rhetoric and how it could improve one's life. Plato on the other hand was opposed to all Sophist beliefs. He viewed the Sophists as rhetorical manipulators who were only interested in how people could be persuaded that they learned the truth, regardless if it was in fact t...
  • Makes People
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    I agree with the statement 'honesty is the best policy'. People will be able to trust people who are honest, liars will have rumors spread around about them, and it's just plain easier to tell the truth. Nobody likes people who lie all the time and won't know whether to trust them or not. People get annoyed by people who lie a lot. Being honest and having a reputation of never lying makes people trust them more. People are more likely to come up to a person who tells the truth and ask them a que...
  • Truth To Freedom
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    In the book Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, there are many thematic issues that revolves around a man named Guy Montag. The issues spread from truth and reality to the importance of the written word to a free society. Montag lives in a society that frowns upon the free thinker. He works as a fireman, who no longer put out fires they start them. In the story, books are now outlawed and it is the firemen's job to dispose of them. The best way express these issues in the society can be summed down...
  • Truth
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    Another argument of truth is that, truth can be seen from a lot of different perspective as well. Although this is relative truth, since it's a view or experience of someone, rather than a standard fact which remains constant through out. This point can clearly be seen in the example in which, there is a car crash, and two different people see the crash from two different views. Now what is true to one person might not be true to the other. You can also at the person who experienced the crash. H...
  • Their Truths To George
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    Sherwood Anderson begins the book Winesburg, Ohio with "The Book of Grotesque". The short story introduces the idea that people take vague thoughts, or many vague thoughts and change them into truths they live by. The people who do this are called grotesques. Another story in the book ends with Doctor Parcival explaining to George Willard that he believes that everyone in the world is Christ and we are all crucified. People are crucified because of their truths and other's misconceptions of them...
  • True And The Set Text Of Frontline
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    TRUTH "^2 is it ever pure and simple! K. The answer is no. Imagine living in a world of honesty and sincerity and everything said and told was true... Do you honestly think our lives would be the same as they are today in the society we live in... In the 20th century! K Unfortunately the world we live in today is full of corruption... deception... manipulation... and distortion of what really should be the ABSOLUTE TRUTH. Truth is a property of a statement or belief about a fact, with sufficient...
  • Preference To Truth Over Privilege
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    Richie Robinson 1 AC "Honesty is always the best policy" Because I agree with Benjamin Franklin and believe that honesty provides for a better judicial system, I stand Resolved: In the United States Judicial System, truth seeking ought to take precedence over Privileged communication. I will begin definitions of terms from Webster's Unabridged Dictionary 1. Truth Seeking- Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been; or shall be, To go in search of; to look for...
  • Crito And Apology
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    You can see two different styles of speech that Socrates uses in the Apology and the Crito. In the Apology, Socrates was defending himself and trying to prove his innocence. In the Crito, Socrates was telling his beliefs in the whole truth. You will see that he speaks differently on one occasion than he did in another. In the Apology, Socrates was using rhetoric and trying to persuade the people that he was innocent. He told everyone that the people corrupt the youth, not him. He cross-examined ...

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