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  • Social Responsibility Of Government In Richard Howard's A Good Ideas

    his 18 propositions, his argument stays strong through his novel. In each proposition, Howard discusses the struggle within our government that can be easily fixed if government was not an automatic system, but rather a system that was governed by the people. Human responsibility could better improve government programs, such as with the example of the nursing home, or the tree in a lake, or the drowning man. It isn’t complicated; the government cannot act as its own body, because it is not itself an entity that can make decisions. The fundamental basis of government is to be ruled by people and with moral actions and responsibility. When taken out of the equation, immoral actions occur, freedoms are suppressed, and nothing gets done. Howard constantly reminds us that we, the people, created the government: so why have we let it push us out? Human involvement is necessary for success, and each proposition is consistent in that statement. When coming to his conclusion and his closing notes, his argument stays strong with his call to action. If change is to come, it must come from the people- not the parties. Once again, Howard remains his audience members that we have a choice in this matter, we can make change within our government, we can turn this around. It may not be easy, but it can happen. Due to the basis of his argument, Howard’s novel is highly persuasive and even motivating for politically active citizens to take action in fixing our system. The propositions are…

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  • Quassim Cassam Knowing What You Believe Summary

    Cassam gives an example, where a person believes in P by following the transparency method only if by doing this, there’s a certain justification for believing in P. When you rely on the transparency, which would give justification for believing in P that comes from a part of my justification to believe at least another proposition, which will be the linking assumption. Considering this, P is epistemically inferential and not immediate, when it’s based on the transparency…

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  • Belief In Knowledge

    One must begin at belief then continue down to communication acts, then to speech acts, to beliefs then to propositions, then finally to knowledge. As discussed before, Plato states that knowledge has to be a justified true belief. One thing that Plato studied within philosophy was epistemology. Epistemology is the study or theory of or word about knowledge. Beliefs contain knowledge and opinions. These are two very different things. Knowledge contains beliefs that are known. Opinions…

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  • Compare And Contrast Russell And Strawson

    Russell further asserts that it is possible to break apart any definite description into a series of similar claims which can then be substituted into each other to form a series of propositions of arbitrary complexity (Descriptions 176). As a consequent of this treatment, Russell is able to easily to distinguish the phrases such as “Wales is Wales” from “Wales is the founder of Wikipedia” – the former is a logical statement of the form “P=P” whereas the second is a series of assertions and…

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  • My Strength Code To Me Essay

    When I compare with others, a lot of people said to me that I am the very organizing person throughout my life. I personally love to cleaning up or arranging any mass that needs to organize. Even though, from my class notes, I have to make it neatly and putting things as order as understandable. And also, I tried to write with my handwriting as neatly as possible. If someone wants my notes, I wanted to show that I am organized person from small things to a big thing. It is not just showing my…

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  • Langston Hughes Theme For English B Essay

    The truth can be a hard thing to come by when you are dealing with any type of person. In “Theme for English B,” by Langston Hughes, the topic of truth is what lays the foundation down for his poem. Hughes is most likely the speaker in this poem giving the view of an entire group, which would be the colored student population. The poem starts off by sharing an assignment the instructor gave the speaker for their class. The instructor informs the class that if they let their literary work…

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  • Learning Activity 4: Objective Vs. Subjective Exercise

    Learning Activity #4: Objective vs Subjective Exercise How and why understanding the differences between objective and subjected statements, reasoning will help me achieve academic success? Because of the formula and methodology used which is often used in mainstream media, books, programs, films, movies, articles, music, religion and a plethora of other different genre’s we are often misinformed or given a half- truth on a particular subject and therefore as the general population, we don’t…

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  • Civil Disobedience: Rousseau And Truth

    Throughout his fourth walk, Rousseau continually compares truth and justice, and he even goes so far as to link the two. Rousseau discusses the differences between truths that are owed, which is calls general truths, and truths that are not owed, which he calls particular truths. In addition to this, he also discusses the differences between fictions and lies. Rousseau mentions that justice is to give what to each what is owed, and he states that justice and truth are synonymous. For the most…

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  • Sorites Argument Analysis

    Originating from soros, the Greek word for “heap,” sorites arguments utilize statements with miniscule differences which are centered around vague keywords to arrive at very paradoxical conclusions. For instance, one would typically be able to agree with the following statements: 1. A man with no hairs on his head is bald. 2. A bald man, if given one more hair, is still bald. These two statements, however, can be used to say that everyone is bald. For example, consider a man with no hairs on…

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  • California Proposition 36

    2000, over 60 percent of California voters approved the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act, a statute designed to aid non-violent drug offenders (“California Proposition 36”). Under Proposition 36, individuals convicted of non-violent drug offenses are offered probation and community-based treatment programs, in lieu of incarceration (“California Proposition 36”). The concept behind the proposition is commendable, but also very controversial. In terms of eligibility and qualification…

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