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    Free Will Theory

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    still might assign moral responsibility to a moral agent who may have committed the wrong action because of, and not in spite of, the coercive force. By the same token, if we imagine this experiment to depict a genuine case of coercion, then we are tacitly admitting that cases of genuine coercion do not exclude one from moral responsibility. Either way, we are in some sense obliged to admit that the issue of moral responsibility cannot be completely contingent upon a moral agent’s ability to do otherwise. As philosopher Harry Frankfurt phrased it, in this case “we would be justified in regarding his moral responsibility for what he did as unaffected by the threat even though, since he would in any case have submitted to the threat, he could not have avoided doing what he did….For the threat did not in fact influence his performance of the action. He did what he did just as if the threat had not been made at all,” (Frankfurt, 883). Here, Frankfurt bolsters the idea that the ability to do otherwise is not necessary for imputing someone with moral responsibility. In short the premise that moral responsibility necessarily entails an ability to do otherwise unravels upon a careful consideration of some counter examples. Once one mulls over these cases such as the moral agent with a murderous intent, it becomes clear that we can still assign moral responsibility to moral agents incapable of doing otherwise. Our ability to assign assign said moral blame undermines the second…

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    The “U.S. Kitchen Incubators an Industry Snapshot” article gave the reader an idea of the purpose and differences of shared kitchens/incubators. The purpose of a shared kitchen/incubator is to give an entrepreneur who needs a commercial kitchen the opportunity to have access to one. The food industry is very regulated and many places require for wholesale food products to be prepped in a licensed commercial kitchen. Presently there are 135 shared kitchen facilities in the United States and due…

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    Judicial Rhetoric Analysis

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    other words, what “we” as humans hold to be true. As humans we like to assimilate and stick together, so in relation to this logic. If we call a mouse a mouse, it is in fact a mouse, because we all know it to be a mouse. Therefore, using Nietzsche’s argument when we a species call something “Truth” it is because we gave it Truth. So, to sum up, truth is something that is relative and capital Truth is something that we know to be True. With this logic in place, a lie can easily be seen as…

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    In 2001, Michael Haneke directed a film called, The Piano Teacher. Haneke’s view, as conveyed to the viewer, is not to rail against pornography, per se, but to rail against its impact as generated by a capitalist-patriarchal society. This stems from a similar modality of thinking introduced by Linda Williams in 1989, in which she “...moves beyond the impasse of the anti-porn/anti-censorship debate to analyze what hard-core film pornography is and does…” (Slade 656). Haneke’s method is…

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    The culture industry argument, established by Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, is a critique of mass media, which refers to the industrialization of culture, where the masses are not the only source of mass culture; capitalism serves the masses, and treats them like commodities for their own benefit (McAnany & Wilkinson, 1996). Adorno and Horkheimer chose to call it culture industry, rather than mass media, because they believed that in mass media, masses had some influence upon the creation…

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    Highmore, Ben. “Familiar things.” Ordinary Lives. London and New York: Routledge, 2010: 58-85. In Ben Highmore’s Ordinary Lives, his chapter “Familiar things” is an insight into the argument of the meaningfulness of objects in our everyday lives. Highmore’s claim begins by creating a relatable situation in saying that there are tons of things in our homes or daily lives that we interact with but pay no attention to. Highmore goes on to say “Things act on us and we act on things. There seems to…

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    Don T Let Me Down Analysis

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    electronic dance music song has affectively been advertised to the masses as a clear embodiment of “popular music” through its peak in summer popularity that occurred in July for a solid three weeks. However, when examining beyond the cultural popularity of song, the repetitive lyrics in which the singer Daya repeat’s “don’t let me…” thirty eight times with the supporting sound an the vague relation to any particular meaning in the songs melody, creates a hollowed form of what exemplifies the…

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    1 CHAPTER 1INTRODUCTIONThe culture industry’s cycle of assumptions is the interaction between the director(culture industry), the author (hip hop artist), and the audience (White consumer). Together thethree combine to create ideological outcomes that reflect and reinforce historically negativeWhite racial attitudes. Interrogating all three aspects of the cycle assists in understanding thecomplexities of the culture industry’s racial representations and White racial attitudes as well…

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    Cultural References

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    The historical and cultural references in Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno's "The Culture Industry" and Walter Benjamin's "The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility" are subtle but nonetheless fundamental. I began the research process by perusing through both writings to find references applicable to my papers. That is, I tried to find references that substantiated and bolstered the points I made in Midterm Paper 1. I found eight references that were suitable for further…

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    Blood Glucose Level Chart

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    What is the necessity of blood glucose level chart? Description: Blood glucose level chart is of greater important especially to those patients who are diabetic in nature. The chart should be prepared in a proper manner so that you can get the highest benefits. Do you wish to make effective diabetes management? Well, in this case you just need to follow a proper blood glucose level chart. This chart cannot be prepared by self-efforts rather you have to take the help of any expert doctor who is…

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