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  • Free Discussion
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    This essay will deal mainly with the origins of Liberal Democracy, and will say only a little about its current prospects. I turn to the history, however, because I believe we can learn from it a great deal about the strengths and weaknesses of liberal democracy and therefore its prospects. Indeed, what I wish to stress is a certain source of strength that has helped free government survive in the long competition with unfree government in modern times. That source of strength is free speech. I ...
  • Close To Many Poverty
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    David Soles 2.13. 2003 Dr. Schnell PSC 101 Sec: 02 Is the System Awash? Most Americans are unaware of the problems of the poor, it is hard to imagine the challenges of poverty, the daily fears of victimization or the frustration of not being able to provide for a child. These central ideas along with many others have plagued the United States' economy for most of its history. What do we do with the poor? Who are they and what can we do to help them? Well the answer is a mix between individuality...
  • Responsibility Of The Individual
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    Whenever truth and legitimacy are tossed aside and reciprocated with partisan persecution, it is the duty of any citizen who can preclude such a predicament to fulfill their natural obligation to their compatriot. In The Crucible, a witch-hunt is literally transpiring. John Proctor and eventually Reverend Hale are two key individuals who condemned the injustice that men like Danforth proliferated. Reckless accusations proclaimed by young girls are accepted as truth, in a town controlled by anxie...
  • Ideal Democratic Capitalist Person
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    The ideal American would posses qualities shared by the democratic and capitalistic ideologies. In fact to be truly effective these two should be intertwined. Unfortunately, most do not posses these traits collectively, and oftentimes people do not have any at all. In this paper though, I shall step from reality and attempt to describe the ideal democratic / capitalistic person. The most important quality, and usually the most neglected, is having the ability to think. One must have analytical s...
  • Most Successful Look For An Individual
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    It has been said that individuals act out the roles that are associated with their identities and positions in society. This statement clearly relates to the case studies provided in the assignment package. It states that we have to look the part to play the part. This is an ingenious statement because what we look like is often controlled by society and it's positions we take. An example would be the career positions that we usually desire to occupy. If we do not own businesses, we tend to want...
  • Freud And Skinner
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    B. F Skinner's Waldo Two: Positive Change In World Through Manipulation of Behavior B.F. Skinner, in his novel Walden Two, presents many arguments about how he foresees a positive change in the world through manipulation of behavior on the personal level. Sigmund Freud, in his works, specifically Civilization and Its Discontents, presents his view of human nature and what is innately problematic about it. Both Freud and Skinner agree that human behavior is the result of outside factors that seve...
  • Conformity
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    Remember those times in class when the teacher has asked a question and the answer in mind is surely correct, yet when you look around the majority have chosen an option completely opposite? What about the time your friends pressured you into stealing that shirt or CD or involving in mocking little Johnny because he was a 'geek'? At the time there was no problems. As a part of the group you felt confident, secure and "like so cool". But when you found that your answer was actually the correct on...
  • My Individual Knowledge
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    Soc 380 Final Essay Topic 1: Postmodernist vs. Modernist vs. Personal position on Faith Topic 2: What did you learn in this class? Written By: Angela Gonzalez Topic 1: Postmodernist vs. Modernist Position on Science and Religion We have all at one time or another asked ourselves the question "Should I believe this?" Doubt is simply another part of the human experience. When we doubt our faith, however, it can be more crucial than many other doubts we have, because of the believed consequences th...
  • Test Of Loneliness And Alienation
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    Is There Any Solace For The Lonely? Our culture is too civilized to allow the physical torture of criminals. Therefore, solitary confinement is used as an alternative punishment for prisoners serving time. Solitary confinement seems like a joke, being alone in an enclosed room with no human contact for a few weeks. Yet, being alienated and lonely are very effective methods of psychological torture. In fact, the sense of loneliness is so overwhelming, it tends to drive criminals mad. The problem ...
  • John's Case His Individual
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    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a novel that takes place in Utopia. Yet in this ideal place everyone is conditioned to be happy, it is a place where various things such as the arts are restricted so all people will be synchronized in thinking. Love and commitment does not exist but rather everyone belongs to everyone else. This place is also a place where soma holidays help people escape from their realities and never have its society feel any kind of distress or illness. This place was not ...
  • Foundation Isaac Asimov
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    Control or Freedom In the book The Foundation Isaac Asimov get many points across to the reader and tries to impact their thinking. In The Foundation Asimov gives the reader narrowed insight into the path history forges, how politics shape a populace, and how human behavior is very predictable. In The Foundation Isaac Asimov shows the reader that the history and the future is not in control by one individual. By setting up this theory Asimov shows how it is possible for the psycho historians, li...
  • Rand's Own Beliefs And Her Philosophy
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    When born into the world, you are sheltered and nourished. When the appropriate age is reached you begin your schooling. Once your education is complete you are employed and work with complete security in your trade. At forty years of age you retire and spend the rest of your days with your peers, with everything requested provided for you. That is as long as you learn at the same pace as everyone else. If you " re too bright you will be punished. And as long as you don't ask too many questions,...
  • Conformity
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    Andrew Worthington Conformity Conformity: the state of having changed yourself to match the appearances and / or personalities of those around you. In many cases, people feel the need to conform because they wish to feel a part of something bigger than them. This is unfortunate however, because it robs people of their individuality and their free will. Without individual creativity and self-expression, a lack of ideas results, leaving a dull and uncultured society, and possibly a group of people...
  • Self Knowledge And Realization For Thoreau
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    A literary and philosophical movement called transcendentalism developed in the United States in the first half of the nineteenth century. This movement is a reaction to certain eighteenth century rationalist doctrines and involves the rejection of strict Puritan religious attitudes. (Parrington 375). Transcendentalism is strongly influenced by Deism and opposes the strict ritualistic and dogmatic theology of all established religious institutions. (Parrington 375). Transcendentalist's of this p...
  • Arthur Schopenhauer Arthur Schopenhaur
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    Arthur Schopenhauer Arthur Schopenhaur was a German philosopher born in Danzig, Poland. The two philosophers he admired most were Kant and Plato, but he was also influenced by Goethe and Eckhart. Schopenhaur extracted three important points from Kant's distinction between the phenomenal and the noumenal: firstly, reality is a phenomenal world that is an illusion created by our own sense and understanding; secondly, spatiality, temporality, and causality are imparted onto the world by the mind, a...
  • Society Versus The Individual And Personal Relationships
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    Good plays offer audiences an experience which is both theatrical and thought provoking. Is this true of the two plays you have studied The Crucible by Arthur Miller raises many thought provoking issues throughout the play, including the importance of personal integrity, injustice in society and the rights of the community versus the rights of the individual. The first, the importance of personal integrity, is brought to light through John Proctor, who finds himself facing personal conflict when...
  • This Form Of Sb
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    What is Spina Bifida Spina bifida is a neural tube defect (NTD) which occurs within the first four weeks of pregnancy. The NTD occurs when the vertebrae and / or spinal cord of the fetus fail to develop properly, and results in varying degrees of damage to the spinal cord and nervous system. The damage is permanent. SB is usually accompanied by hydrocephalus. Treatment is urgent to minimize further neurological damage in the opening in the spine. The three most common types of SB are: Myelomenin...
  • Problems Within My Career's Society
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    I begin before the beginning. A paper must be written and papers always need to be introduced before they really begin. The first few paragraphs exist only to set up the real beginning where all the ideas that must be conveyed exist. The introduction is like the bread that presents the sandwich. Without an introduction this paper would be too messy; the meat of the sandwich would get all over the place. As I look down at all my sociology notes taken throughout the year, I familiarize the topic t...
  • Ant Colonies As Multi Agent System The
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    Nature has always inspired scientists since time immemorial let it be machines that left the ground and took to the skies a century or so ago or small robots that mimic insect behavior. This is mainly because nature has improved on its design over millions of years and has reached a level of perfection that any humanly devised machine or plan could only dream about. Take for example the research done on social insects in the last fifty years that has shown the reasons behind an ant choosing the ...
  • Beowulf And The Wife Of Bath
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    Pauly Lant vit English 131 G Z ehr 24 September, 2002 The Big Question Medieval Literature is similar to the opera. Most teenagers won't even consider broadening their horizons to new and different styles of art. But, once they open up and dig a little deeper, teenagers will acquire a respect and knowledge for medieval culture, philosophy, and might discover something about themselves that makes them a unique individual. Many characters in medieval society were sheep because they let themselves ...

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