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Harvard In Santayana's Sophomore Year
2,691 wordsIn 1940, George Santayana looked back on his forty years in America, and remarked morbidly: 'If I had been free to choose, I should not have lived there, or been educated there, or taught philosophy there or anywhere else. ' 1 He had come to Harvard in 1882 when it was in the middle of its most dynamic transformation; he succeeded both academically and socially as an undergraduate, and, in the company of William James and Josiah Royce, he became one of the most prominent and well-recognized part...
Culture And People
329 wordsAnthropology introduces culture as a means to perpetuate human existence, because without culture, we would not exist. Individuals are created biologically, while persons are created by social society. Anthropologists firmly believe that our existence is dependent on culture, because culture shapes the social roles people fill on a day to day basis. Without these social roles, people would not know how to express emotions or respond to any given circumstance because we understand everything thro...
Declaration Of Universally Accepted Human Rights
2,531 wordsThe preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) proclaims that the rights discussed in the document are 'a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. ' This document, along with the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) as well as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), are meant to be global agreements that span all cultures and traditions. These documents however do not live up to their intent. I...
Different Moral Codes Spawn Different Individual Standards
2,211 wordsCultural Standards Are All That We Have Our world is a melting pot of different cultures, each one unique in its own respect. Who we are, and what we generally believe to be true or right is a product of what our society values. Because our way of living is what we were raised to believe as "right", it is often hard to except the fact that others live differently. In reality, different cultures have different moral codes. The belief in the objectivity and universality of moral truth is an unachi...
Issue Of Cultural Diversity
887 wordsCultural diversity across the country is definitely going to be a major issue as we step into the millennium. Before we get any further, what exactly is diversity? Diversity is a term covering all significant differences between people not just the obvious ones. Cultural differences include race, ethnicity, language and literacy skills. The dictionary defines diversity as a situation that includes representation of multiple groups within a prescribed environment, such as a university or workplac...
Crossing Sub Cultures
780 wordsCreating a Universal Culture There is a universal culture which unites all human beings in shared emotions, feelings, and instincts. However, worldwide, there exist diverse ethnic, racial, regional, and national sub-cultures which share characteristics with other sub-cultures, but are defined by their own distinct behaviors. As people develop an understanding of sub-cultures to which they don't belong, the more positive and constructive they become. This should be the main objective of humanity-...
Awareness And Respect For Other Cultures
481 wordsInthe present age the various societies of world despite the manifold advancement in science and technology are being persistently plagued by the serious social problems. The idea of setting up a global university can be a very helpful in solving the serious social problems like Illiteracy, Poverty and apart hied, sexual abuse, drug addiction. Cooperation amongst various countries is defenitely required to solve these problems. Recent mutual agreement amongst the countries of the world against t...
Universal Declaration Of Human Rights
1,472 wordsRights discourse has played a predominant ideological role in the western liberal-democratic tradition. From the Greeks through to the social contract theorists and the more contemporary advocates, the positing of individual rights has been regarded as necessary in the protection of fundamental freedoms and liberties. The prevalence of rights discourse is particularly apparent in the modern era where universal and inalienable rights - especially in the form of human rights, are enshrined in inte...
Australia And The University Of Western Australia
888 wordsJOSHUA GILPIN Gilpin JR AUSTRALIA BUTLER-IFSA ESSAY 1 The program I chose is through IFSA-Butler. The city and university that I felt could offer me the most are Perth, Australia and The University of Western Australia, respectively. After perusing all of my program options, Butler seemed to offer the most, relative to what I expect to gain from studying abroad. The excursions included in this package will provide me with the opportunity to visit other cities and sites that I might not have the ...
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