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  • Posiitivism And The Philosophy Of Social Science

    Positivism and post-positivism Positivism is a philosophy of social science that held facts could be rigidly separated from values, and that analysis could be value free. Logical positivism has played a major role in developing the concept of positivism at present time. Logical positivist, represented by Herbert Simon, holds to a narrower, natural science ideal for public administration. Positivist approach tries to justify the fact by definitions or verification with cases. However, post-positivist approach adopts a “possibility” perspective, justifying the fact by falsification (Crotty, 1998). Positivist and post-positivist perspectives explore the causal effects of social activities, which could be called the explanatory inquiry based on…

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  • My Personal Statement Of Social Work Philosophy

    Personal Statement of Social Work Philosophy Autobiographical Sketch As a soldier, I was deployed three times. I probably should have gone to see some kind of counselor after my first deployment. I did not. After my last deployment, my fiancé and I started arguing over trivial things. I realized that I, a self proclaimed home-body, no longer wanted to stay at home all the time. I started going out to clubs more and just over to different friends’ who I was deployed with (battle buddies)…

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  • Social Contract Philosophy

    Ju Lin Philosophy 10200 Final 5/18/16 A fair society can be developed by effective contract and agreement. Sometimes, a citizen needs to sacrifice a part of his or her interest to protect the social benefit. Only when all citizens are able to accept and follow the social ethics and contract, can they understand the social constraints and keep their personal willpowers. Therefore, the unity between social discipline and freedom can be realized, as well as the solidarity between personal…

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  • The Three Grand Philosophies Of Social Work

    The main three grand philosophies that are associated with the theories of Social Work are; structuralism, modernism and post-conventionalism. These grand theories are not just used for Social Work, many other professions practice them too. These philosophies are used all around us in today’s day and age, people can see a product of this from a photo, song, website, building, or from pieces of art. The theory of Post-Conventionalism is all about knowing that there are many answers to a certain…

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  • Difference Between Legalization And Decriminalization

    Deviant behavior and criminal behavior have different implications. A behavior that is deviant is defined as a behavior, belief, or condition that violates significant social norms in the society or group in which it occurs. A criminal behavior is defined as a behavior that violates criminal law and can be punishable by fines, jail terms, and other negative sanctions. The main difference between the two behaviors are the laws that support it and the repercussions that come with it. Deviant…

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  • Foucault's Theory Of Normalized Identity

    subject, and the abnormal is the other perceived as baring the subject from that demanded norm. However, because neither the other/law, nor the subject, are capable of becoming whole, there will always be the residue of the impossible normalization process, the impossible drive for wholeness, embodied in the abnormal who is the other who bars access to the subject’s wholeness, which demands action. Because of society’s desperate clinging to the delusion of wholeness, integration of the abnormal…

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  • Individual Moral Obligation Analysis

    responsibility to act in a moral way and do what actions are right. Also, in not picking up your litter, you would still be contributing a small amount of harm. Bibliography Gewirth, A. (1964). The Generalization Principle on JSTOR. Jstor.org. Retrieved 30 October 2017, from http://www.jstor.org/stable/2183338 Glover, J., & Scott-Taggart, M. (1975). It Makes no Difference Whether or Not I Do It (pp. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes, Vol 49 (1975), pp. 171-209).…

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  • According To Pollock: Ethical System Analysis

    Ethical System Reflection According to Pollock (2015) an ethical system refers to a set of principles that express what is moral. Ethical systems are sources of moral beliefs (Pollock, 2015). In society there are multiple forms of ethical systems followed; but I believe only two really conform to my beliefs. Another characteristic of ethical systems is that they are the starting grounds on which you make your judgements (Pollock, 2015). The last characteristic described by Pollock is that the…

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  • Essay On Leadership Beliefs

    Belief Many great leaders have specific beliefs and core values that they follow. Belief is not just believing in God but believing in what you do. The main core value that I have always looked for in a leader is Integrity. If a leader cannot respect their team, then how can you respect your leader. Also, a leader should be held accountable for their actions and decisions. Another great belief is congruence which means people should feel secure when they see their doing the right things. A…

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  • Jeremy Bentham Court Case

    In an instance where an individual decides to take another’s life in order to preserve their own life might be under the assumption that their action is just based on necessity. However, the assumption would be false, a fact that has been proven in a number of court cases throughout history. In the case of Her Majesty the Queen v. Thomas Dudley & Edward Stephens (1884), Jeremy Bentham’s principal of utility presents a valid defense for the reasons that led to Crown choosing a guilty verdict. The…

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