Samuel von Pufendorf

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  • Machiavelli Vs Grotius Analysis

    The fundamental objective of international law, to regulate the relations between sovereign states, has become a standard to evaluating the effectiveness of different approaches to international law. Various philosophical disciplines have interpreted the importance and usefulness of international law in order to establish a better understanding of how international law is to be executed. This paper will take a thorough look at how two different philosophers have explained the concepts and principles that make up international law. Specifically, analyzing how Niccolò Machiavelli and Hugo Grotius present contrasting ideas of the original principles of international law and propose different ways through which international law should be justly performed. Machiavelli’s unique thoughts on international law stem from his observations of political history and his desire to bring back these ancient politics into the Christian world. He mentions Moses, Cyrus, Romulus, and Theseus as examples of founders of new civilizations, claiming that these men had to be virtuous and benefitted from more than fortune alone. Machiavelli argues “the nature of peoples is variable; and it is easy to persuade them of something, but difficult to keep them in that persuasion.” This recognizes the difficulties facing new principalities when they are trying to maintain their power. Machiavelli builds on the idea of principalities maintaining their power by explaining the principles required by all…

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  • Britain And British Colonies Essay

    required to have an official stamp to prove the taxes were paid. This tax was going to affect all people of the colonies which caused a uniform anger against this tax. The British planned to have people in localized office to collect the tax and giving them a percentage of the tax as incentive to collect as much tax as they could. The citizens of the colonies had some time before this tax was started so they set out to stop it. One man that worked towards defending from over taxation was…

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  • Boston Massacre Effects

    The American Revolution was undoubtedly one of the best examples in American history to show the ability of a nation’s people grouping up together to rise and defeat an insufficient government. When a government, like the British at time, fails to care for its people and take advantage of them, colonists will become impatient and anxious for their rights. At the time, without a doubt, the American Revolution was flared by a chain of events in the colonies. One of the most damaging events was the…

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  • Compare And Contrast To Kill A Mockingbird And The Scottsboro Boys

    Horton, from Alabama, appointed to The Scottsboro Boys case, did pretty much the same thing. “If the tale of the Scottsboro Boys can be said to have heroes, there is no person more deserving of the label than James E. Horton, the judge who presided over Haywood Patterson 's second trial in Decatur.”(…) They were both examples of courage, and they’re considered historical heroes. They were on the side of equality and fair treatment, claiming that it should be a fair trial for both Blacks and…

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  • Reverend Samuel Parris In The Cjucible In Act One's The Crucible

    Reverend Samuel Parris changes dramatically throughout the action in The Crucible. In Act One, he rejects any involvement of witchcraft to protect his reputation in Salem. He wishes that the townspeople should “leap not to witchcraft… [because the townspeople] will howl [him] out of Salem for such corruption in [his] house” (13). However, after Reverend Hale remarks that the reason that the Devil chose Parris’s house to strike is because “it is the best that the Devil wants, and who is better…

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  • Evaluating King David By David Bosworth

    The article I will be evaluating is “Evaluating King David: Old Problems and Recent Scholarship” by David A. Bosworth. At the time David Bosworth wrote the article he was a Professor at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. The article appeared in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly in 2006. The article addresses the controversies of King David. The Books of Samuel have caused the reputation of King David to come under question. The consequences to King David’s reputation have been caused by…

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  • Tom Stoppard's Postmodernism: Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

    He was heavily influenced by the philosophical struggle created by Samuel Beckett in Waiting for Godot. Both stories depict two protagonists in a democratic relationship exploring the absurdity of the human condition. By focusing on the waiting experienced in life, both stories depict the inevitable “down time” experienced in between periods of high action. Many distinct parallels can be made when comparing the main characters of Stoppard’s play (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern) to that of…

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  • Isolation In The Caretaker

    INTRODUCTION Pinter’s first phase of writing is categorized into the Theatre of the Absurd which reflects the individuals’ concerns in the mundane world. The Absurd dramatists attempt to show the vivid reflection of the modern man and his bewilderment in their dramatic oeuvres by applying some specific elements. One of the fundamental themes of such drama is isolation. Absurdists mostly put their accusing finger on this weakness of man to prove his fragility of being alone. However, Absurd…

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  • The Morally Ambiguous Character In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

    The book and/or play, The Crucible, is set in the 17th century back in Salem, Massachusetts where the witch hunts took place. One character, Mary Warren, is seen differently throughout the play. She’s the servant of John and Elizabeth Proctor, and is also a part of Abigail’s group of girls, to whom accuse innocent people of being witches. Mary Warren is a morally ambiguous character who is manipulated easily especially by Abigail Williams. She’s stuck between doing what’s right and what’s wrong.…

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  • Women Values And Characters In The Heretic's Daughter

    them to stay. They stayed at Grandmother Carrier’s house because Martha refused to leave. “Mother’s stubbornness would be deeply resented by our neighbors and, in particular, the new young minister of Andover, Reverend Thomas Barnard” (73). Martha Carrier is characterized as an independent and free-willed person. This characteristic may be foreshadowing future events. This may be the reason Martha is accused of witchcraft. Her stubbornness adds to a theme of individual vs. society. Martha…

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