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  • Justice In Cicero's On Obligations

    What is Justice? In Cicero’s book On Obligations, he states that “the primary function of justice is to ensure that no one harms his neighbour unless he has himself been unjustly attacked. Its second concern is that communal property should serve communal interests and that private property private interests,” (9). Using this definition of justice, he is able to relate things that are honorable to things that are useful, which helps him as he writes to his son about what a man is obligated to do in order to be a good citizen. He defines this obligation in two levels as “the highest aim among goods,” (Cicero 5) and “the moral guidance which can shape our daily lives in all their aspects.” (Cicero 5) The issue he comes up with is that when deciding what one is obliged to do, they must decide between doing the honorable or the useful thing. He continues to describe that justice is one of the four “cardinal” virtues that “kindle and fashion the honourable conduct which we seek.” (Cicero 7) He also later goes on to state that anything a man does that is good will be useful to him, and that to do something good, a man must live with justice. He finally ends by stating that “the necessary conclusion is that the honourable is either the sole or the highest good. Now what is good is certainly useful, and so whatever is honourable is useful,” (Cicero 96). Since things that are honorable are just, and justice is what makes something useful, what is honorable is also what is useful.…

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  • Brown And Levinson's Apolateness Theory For Eastern Language Politeness

    can be found in different cultural and languages all over the world, and because of that, people from different culture might have different point of view when speaking of politeness. Throughout history, there have been studies and research on politeness, and one of the most significant and influential research on linguistic politeness would be Brown and Levinson's politeness theory. Even though Brown and Levinson's politeness theory of "face" has become a foundation of politeness study, some…

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  • Confucianism In Korea Essay

    The word for wife, anae literally means inside person, while husband nampyo means outside person. Honorifics are another way that women where placed below men. Letters from Ha tomb is an example of the language a husband and wife use. In the letters the wife, Ha, uses a high honorifics for elders in the letters while the husband, Kwak Chu, uses a medium level honorifics meant for someone junior in age (Haboush 251). This displays the idea that the wife was beneath her husband and must respect…

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  • You Owe Yourself A Drunk By James Spradley Summary

    dialects is important…’ (You Owe Yourself a Drunk pg. 2973) The specific quote that Mr. Tanner spoke was uttered when he was describing the study of “Bumology”. I used this example from the text because the sentence clearly shows how different dialects were said throughout the book and it showed how important they were for the research James was doing. An honorific is the idea of using certain speech that corresponds to high status or social rank. Some examples include, Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.,…

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  • Aristotle's Who Deserves What Analysis

    to the seven deadly sins of the bible. John Doe is leading police detectives Mills, and Somerset around in a cat and mouse chase. While young and relentless Det. Mills, is partnered up with soon to retire Det. Somerset, who is fed up with the world and just wants to move to farm and retire. The movie takes many turns and in the end which will seem to be a surprise to an all too well-planned out finish by John Doe and Det. Mills. In Michael J. Sanders book Justice: What’s the right thing to do?…

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  • Essay On Miscommunication In Culture

    ability to speak spanish is almost non-existent. Misunderstanding can arise from cultural, language, and nonverbal communication, and some misunderstandings are “bad” while others are “amusing”. Our culture can affect how we communicate is many ways. How far one stands from one another, and how to people of other genders communicate as well. Depending on who one is talking to and the culture the parties belong to will play a part in how close the two talk and how they talk.…

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  • Name Names Analysis

    From this it can be concluded that individuals tied to more than one culture prefer terms of address from the one they identify most strongly with. Sociopolitical beliefs also impact names. My mother has strong personal beliefs about the role of women. She uses her maiden name, “Shankardass,” instead of “Daljeet”, my father’s surname. This is despite the fact that she is still married to my father and that this was uncommon at the time they married. Personal beliefs, both cultural and social,…

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  • Three Domains Of Human Development

    incorporated with the cultural implication for Hawaii is the Social-Cultural theory, studied by Lev Vygotsky, in which human behavior are affected by their surroundings and social and cultural factors. I was born and raised in Hawaii until the age of 13, that was when I moved to the mainland and had lived there until the age of 18. In Las Vegas, Nevada, I noticed how different the cultural and communication system was. “In Hawaii, everybody is everyone’s ‘uncle’ or ‘aunty’ or ‘sistah’ or…

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  • Power In The Great Gatsby

    all about reputation. The more materials a person has it helps to encourage more spending. This boastful, continuous spending to expand wealth, power and elevate social status is known as Conspicuous consumption. Thorstein Veblen talks about this Conspicuous Consumption and how it relates to wealth in his Novel The Theory of the Leisure Class. He says, “The canon of reputability is at hand and seizes upon such innovations as are, according to its standard, fit to survive. Since the consumption…

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  • Sharing Of Natives: Summary Rowlandson's Narrative

    “Don’t be an Indian giver!” it may sound like an innocent phrase. However, that phrase underlines a lot of differences between Native culture and Christianity. The main point of Christianity is to give yourself without expecting anything back just as Jesus gave himself for the world. However, Natives, as a barter economy, were used to giving and expecting something back. In the eyes of the Christians, this was not a good thing. But Natives considered giving and expecting back an honorific task.…

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