Pragmatic theory of truth

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  • Deng Xiaoping's Open Door Policy Analysis

    In 1978, Deng Xiaoping succeeded Mao Zedong as the only paramount leader of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) without any formal government positions, such as the head of state, the head of government or the General Secretary. He was regarded as ‘the architect’, who successfully strengthened the country with his revolutionary economic reform program- the ‘Open Door’ policy. With that mentioned, this essay focuses on Deng Xiaoping’s effort in his economic reform program that has changed China…

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  • Knowledge And Religion

    knowledge they attain. Faith, in its self is a practice that seems like it would encourage not caring about collecting worldly knowledge, and would rather the individual simply believe what has been passed down from the older generations as the absolute truth. But this is not always the case, as many religions encourage the individual to live a proper worldly life as well, including educating oneself though all reliable outlets. A prime example of this can be found in my grandparents, who are…

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  • Charles Darwin's Evolutionary Perspective

    Evolutionary Perspective The Evolutionary Perspective viewpoint clarifies social conduct as far as organic and hereditary causes. Leda Cosmides and John Tooby (1997) expressed in their introduction on developmental brain research that the psyche in this point of view is seen as "an arrangement of data handling machines that were outlined by normal determination to take care of versatile issues confronted by our seeker gatherer progenitors." as it were, if there is a longing to clarify a given…

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  • Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham Analysis

    In 1992, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham addressed the need for greater voice in African American women’s history, naming the limits of white feminist scholarship and theory in its appeal to homogeneous conceptions of “womanhood,” “woman’s culture,” and “patriarchal oppression of women.” Diagnosing how this narrow practice of the field had resulted in an extensive backgrounding of race in the crossings of gender, sexuality, and class, Higginbotham’s critical intervention not only entailed the…

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  • Sense Perception Essay

    To what extent can we rely on sense perception and memory as ways of knowing? My short-term memory has never been something to be praised, I was asked what I had for lunch three days ago, I sat there momentarily thinking about the lunches that I had over the previous days, after a little while I told the person that asked me that I could not answer. I have always had greater confidence in my long-term memory, I generally find it to be more accurate and easier to recall than more recent memories…

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  • Aristotle And Kant: The Definition Of Happiness

    Locke, Aquinas or J. S. Mill, cannot escape the question whether all who seek happiness look for it or find it in the same things. Holding that a definite conception of happiness cannot be formulated, Kant thinks that happiness fails even as a pragmatic principle of conduct. "The notion of happiness is so indefinite," he writes, "that although every man wishes to attain it, yet he never can say definitely and consistently what it is that he really wishes." He cannot "determine with certainty…

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  • Examples Of Utilitarianism In Fahrenheit 451

    Bradbury’s dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, illuminates the dark and cynical truth of life in the United States during the 1950’s. Characterized by the rise in economic prosperity, the booming population and a high standard of living. However, underneath the unprecedented growth, social unrest ran rampant as fear of a third nuclear World War with Russia beckoned. Furthermore, the early 1950’s were highlighted by McCarthyism a widespread social and cultural phenomenon that created a widespread…

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  • Immanuel Kant's Categorical Imperatives

    Immanuel Kant is a very famous German philosophers and an opponent of utilitarianism. Categorical Imperatives is an ethical theory developed by him, to use as a guideline for morality. There are three main formulations in this concept, which are the formula of universal, the formula of humanity and the formula of autonomous. In this paper, I am going to use Kant’s ethical theory to find directions about the morality of abortion. Besides that, I will relate the findings of my case study to the…

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  • Cultural Differences Between Australia And India

    According to Hofstede, these five criteria explain the disparities between the nations and the individuals. He applied his theories to all the countries in the world. Hofstede extended his model of cultural differences and argued that the significant differences that exist between the values of some societies need to be carefully managed for international business activity (Hofstede…

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  • The Absurd Apparent In Camus's L Hôte

    How is the theory of the Absurd apparent in Camus’s ‘L’hôte’? According to the Longman English Dictionary, the Absurd is something ridiculous, completely stupid, unreasonable or different from expectations (2003). However the dictionary definition is not enough or rather, does not explain the complexity of the theory of the Absurd. It dates back to Ecclesiastes but the modern interpretation is different, especially considering Camus conception of the Absurd, which diverge from its writer…

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