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  • Adam Smith Vs Karl Marx Being
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    Adam Smith vs. Karl Marx Being reared in the typical capitalist community in the United States, it is much easier for me to relate to the thoughts of Adam Smith. This is not to say that I do not agree with some of the precepts of pure Communism, but like the old adage says, "Communism looks good on paper, but in practice, it is completely ineffective". Historically, this form of government does not tend to succeed because of many factors. Some of these include basic economic differences, individ...
  • Insight And Intuition
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    More Than A Feeling By definition, intuition is the inherent ability to connect with one's inner self. It seems as if as time goes by, intuition is thought of less. This is likely due to the lack of education and understanding of this peculiar ability. Yet some people believe that everyone has intuition. Few people actually experience it. Many dismiss the fleeting hunches and gut-feelings as coincidence. Those who do believe in the intuitive powers of the mind think it comes in many different fo...
  • Smith Believes In A True Proposition
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    Is Justified True Belief Really Knowledge? So, you think you found some truth in the traditional concepts that knowledge is true belief? Well, I just might have to burst your bubble and join up with Edmond L. Gettier's famous counterexample's to these particular beliefs. Gettier, published these ambitious counterexamples in a June 1963 article entitled, "Is Justified Knowledge True Belief". The traditional concepts of knowledge seem to hold that the following three stipulations are jointly suffi...
  • Sacred Books Of The Mormons
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    The Church of Latter Days Saints, commonly known as the Mormon Church, has been persecuted and threatened as a cult since its beginnings. According to Mormons, Joseph Smith, a man they regard as a prophet, received several divine revelation concerning certain records that had been written on golden plates. Smith uncovered and translated the plates from Reformed Egyptian to English, working on one side of curtain while his scribe (initially his wife) stay behind in the other. He kept the plates a...
  • Smith Believes
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    How do Primary Source Documents Mirror the Ideals of a Society The attitudes and beliefs of a particular time period are reflected in first hand documents, purposely and inadvertently through the biases and ideals of the authors of the pieces. The arrogant self-serving attitude of the first colony is reflected in Captain John Smiths, The General History of Virginia. The Puritans holier-than-thou ideals are reflected in the essay by William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation. Finally the fear ofthe...

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