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    Essay On Favela

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    favela as a settlement of jerry-built shacks on the outskirts of a Brazilian city. Oxford Dictionary refers to a favela as a Brazilian shack or shantytown; a slum. There are many problems with these definitions of a favela. Most of the problems with these definitions is that they have not evolved with favelas and give a negative connotation to word favela. The definition of a favela may have been appropriate for the favelas of Rio in 1960, but modern day favelas do not fit these definitions as they have evolved from shacks to brick-and-mortar establishments (Perlman, 2009, p. 29). Most favelas now have access to water, electricity, Internet, cable, and sewage. This makes their lives a lot different in comparison…

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    Defining Congregational Worship The polemic surely has a clear-cut definition of congregational worship for music to be so abstractly removed from it a priori. If this definition is tested lexically against scripture, however, we find that it cannot stand, and the premise defeated. Whale believed that “worship is the only sufficient evidence of living religion” and Luther famously said habere deum est colere deum, or “to believe in God is to go down on your knees.” For such bold assertions to…

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    Is Evil Good Or Bad

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    based on simple word definition, the term “evil” is best described as “morally reprehensible; sinful, wicked, arising from actual or imputed bad character or conduct.” (Merriam Webster) However, this is simply a Standard Definition, and is thus excessively exclusive in nature. For that reason, it may also be characterized as a Qualifying Definition, though in either case the description is relatively direct and specific, leaving little to no room for further contemplation or discussion. Despite…

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    In the dialogue Euthyphro, Socrates inquires into the nature of piety and goodness by questioning Euthyphro, whom Socrates deems to be somewhat of an expert on moral matters. Euthyphro defines piety as being that which the gods love. Socrates argues that this definition brings about a dilemma (named the Euthyphro dilemma) that Socrates believes has only two options, both of which challenge the common role that god and religion play in relation to morality. I will argue that perhaps these two…

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    A true friend accepts who you are but also helps you become who you are supposed to be. The definition of a true friend has changed over time. “The Japanese have a term, Kenzoku, which translated means “family”. The connotation suggests a bond between people who’ve made a similar commitment and share a similar destiny. It implies the presence of the deepest connection of friendship, of lives lived as comrades from the distant past.” (Lickerman, Alex. “The True Meaning of Friendship.” Psychology…

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    clearly defines tasks and expect them to be done by the followers. Another type is the laissez-faire style which is negligible in practice. The leadership style that is most closely related to participative leadership is servant leadership. The most common traits of servant leaders are being encouraging, supportive, and wanting their followers to reach their full potentials. The dictionary.com definition that defines servant leadership is the following, “is a philosophy and set of practices that…

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    In terms of a nominal definition, we look at class as a specific system used throughout society, which divides people based on their social or economic status. We will also be measuring this term using qualitative data. In order to better measure class, it is important that we focus on the empirical indicators associated with it, specifically, one’s economic net worth, as well as their cultural and political status within society. With these, we are able to form an operational definition, which…

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    New Reproductive technologies have opened a world of possibilities for having children, creating families, and creating bonds that are deeper than genetics. In particular, surrogacy is the most efficient and effective reproductive technology when trying to accomplish this. In this paper, I will argue that surrogacy redefines the definition of family in a positive light. Surrogacy is changing the world we live in for the better by creating bonds between human beings based on relationships,…

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    The Character of Work The simple definition of work as provided by Meriam-Webster is “a job or activity that you do regularly, especially in order to earn money” (Work, n.d.). While, this is a simple definition of work, I believe it is not the type of work that defines a person but their work character which defines them. To understand the importance of what one does to earn a living, and whether or not work defines them, one should explore these ideas through the works of Dorothy Sayers,…

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    Should Sports Be Open Play

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    Is there a gold standard definition for a sport? Does a sport have to involve running, open play and big winnings? Yes, right? Well yes… It does have to involve an opponent and either a physical or mental challenge to win. All of the definitions don’t fit every sport so what is a sport? These are all the questions we ask, some we can answer, some not but here is my opinion, as well as many others; combined to make a true definition to what a sport is. I will write about the different sports that…

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