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    Stating that two existential suppositions that have been perceived as intrinsically antithetical (in traditional social and philosophic perspectives) are actually capable of coexistence is relatively contentious, but Ayer’s justification of causal determinism incorporated with freedom of volition implements synchronous aspects of both philosophical perceptions and manifests as a logical conclusion to the activities of humans: compatibilism, the abstraction that humans possess the capacity to select subsequent events based upon their actions, but availability of such alternatives is dependent upon anterior options. An individual who is a proponent for unequivocal determinism or absolute freedom of will, would be of the contention that due to the sufficiency of both ideologies compatibilism is unnecessary and incompatible with the fundamental tenants of both conceptions, but the unification of the two beliefs is vastly more logical as it effectuates probability and rationalization, forming a superior perspective of our existence. The primary objective of metaphysical philosophy is discerning how humans exist on the oblate spheroid labeled “earth”, and deterministic thought postulates that there exists, invariably, no alternate consequence (this does not necessitate that all actions are predetermined, simply that all stimulus has a specific implication) aside from the occurrence experienced by the individual. The inherent, and primary, predicament with deterministic thought is…

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    Historically, America has been predisposed towards racism against African-Americans. However, Americans, for the past century, have effectively ignored the issues with race that the American society still faces in the criminal justice system. In his TED Talk entitled “We need to talk about an injustice,” Bryan Stevenson addresses the issues with the American criminal justice system by detailing the problems and showing the important role the citizens of American can play. Although the topic is a…

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    The use of statistics and experiences from other individuals helped to provide a good explanation of this information. Baron’s offering of a timeline on the development of technology helped develop the argument on technology by providing the benefits of technology while acknowledging its negatives. The use of digital media outlets, such as TED Talks, are useful tools that help provide information in a appealing way. For example, some individuals, such as myself, may prefer to watch a video to…

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    The following worksheet needs to be completed for the Bonus Assignment in BA 1500, Fall 2016. Answer the questions completely and use concepts from class to respond to the questions. If any of the questions are not answered, the assignment will be not be evaluated. 1. What is your name and section number (e.g., 100, 101)? Ashley Braun BA1500-101 2. What Ted Talk did you watch? What is the URL (copy the link to this document)?…

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    I love TED Talks. In the quiet morning before school, I found myself pursuing the Internet looking for a catchy title and a topic of which I wish to learn more. I am often provided with a creative idea, new perspective, or meaningful message for me to reflect upon and apply to my life in some small way. TED Talks are created by passion, intelligent individuals who have amazing messages to share with the world. While some topics have more of a direct correlation to my life than others, these…

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    importantly though, deception, the lies that create false hope and a brighter future. In Joyce Carol Oates’s, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, we watch as a young girl named connie falls victim to Fear, lust, and deception through a man named Arnold Friend, who she encounters while hanging out with a friend. We watch as he slowly changes his role in Connie’s life and how he uses the power of lie to control, excite, and destroy her. With the help of Pamela Meyer 's’ TED talk called…

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    An important as aspect of communication is making the receiver of the message want to listen what the speaker says. The way people perceive the speaker affects whether they will listen to accept what he has to say. For example, in President Obama’s speech, if members of the audience do not like President Obama, they will not accept his message. The audience in Holt’s speech perceives the speaker as credible because they made time to come to the TED talk and listen to Jim Holt. This relates the…

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    External influences can change everyone’s day to day life. Everyone may have different influences that change how they are, but all influences form who you are. It doesn’t matter how much you feel that you can’t be affected by the outside world, or how what’s going on in the white house has nothing to do with you because you live in a small town in Vermont, when it has everything to do with you, and no matter how much you wish it wouldn’t affect your life, it will. Because like what Julian…

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    The TED Talk I watched was titled Why you should talk to strangers. Kio Stark, the presenter of the speech, discussed why there are many benefits to talking to people we don’t know. According to Stark, not talking to strangers causes the opportunity to create unexpected connections. She said people do not talk to strangers because of our fears. Her speech concluded with Stark encouraging people use their senses instead of fears and outlining the steps of how to appropriately talk to strangers.…

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    divided when it comes to the issue of whether or not we should use such technology, or what the limits of the technology should be. It is imperative to find a solution to this issue or to create regulations, because everyone currently does not agree on what should be done about the issue, and this could very much morph into a dangerous situation. Many researchers and scientists use their research to formulate their opinions and to persuade the general public, while human rights activists use…

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