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    To Trust the Belief of Others, Based on Trust In this essay I shall assess the following argument and analyze how defensible it is as a valid and sound argument: It is reasonable to regard other people as generally trustworthy. The majority of other people believe in God. Therefore it is reasonable to trust that belief (and hence adopt it ourselves). Immediately it is clear that there are some questionable claims in the premises. These include whether or not it actually is reasonable to assume…

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    Religion: The Stone Age

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    true that religion was not thought about back then when people was living. They just understood the way of life and its values and doing most things to understand and satisfied them or their belief. Personally, I was thinking religion come from the Ancient Emperor, Roman, god and goodness of the sun and planets in space. But it has to be a reason why people started believing in values and belief of what right then just living day by day without knowing why you are doing this practice. We know…

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    VI. The Wider Picture Institutional Inaction, Bullshit, and Lying do not exist in a vacuum. Frustratingly, their effects are have ramifications for our understanding of truth far outside of the immediate 'truth value of X'. Indeed, when we make epistemic missteps, it can affect our entire worldview, degrade the assurances we have of knowledge, and provoke disaster far down the line. William Clifford showed us the danger of a boat captain ignoring good epistemic virtues, but what of an entire…

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    polar factors are closely interwoven as with the case of emotion and reason. This interconnection, and how it functions to formulate knowledge, is an integral capacity that allows mankind to explore the skepticisms that surround the discernment of truth. The article, “Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds” by Elizabeth Kolbert, depicts this ambiguous relationship between emotion and reason, but also piques the question: To what extent does emotion play a role in the formulation of reason? First and…

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    becoming a greater part of our culture than ever before, it enables us to connect absolutely."Knowledge is power" is a phrase often used in society, widely accepted as truth, and has most definitely earned its merit, as it's those who possess knowledge who more often than not prosper in society. Yet, even while fully aware of its value, knowledge is still something feared greatly by many individuals.With…

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    In 1981, a Christian woman called Dodie Osteen was diagnosed with a monastic cancer of the liver. She was told that without chemotherapy, she would only have weeks to live. Her husband told the doctor that they believed in miracles, and the miracle worker, Jesus. She went home without chemotherapy, and prayed to God for help in curing her. She lived as though she was not sick, and went about her daily life as normal, all the while praying to God to heal her. And she healed! She lived on without…

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    When one thinks of social influence, they ponder about how it teaches them of important cultural values and behaviors, which basically is essential to a successful social living. Having stated that earlier, one can reach to the point that social influences has a major hold on behaviors and how we interact with individuals around us. Groupthink was a term coined up by Irving Janis in the year 1972. What can be a more relied definition of groupthink? According to Karen Huffman, groupthink is a…

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    John Rosa claims that the title of Local Story comes from the idea that the book is an instance of “talking story” about a local story, using this style of oral transmission in written form to convey to the reader the contents of the book. This is not a book specifically about the Massie-Kahahawai case specifically, but about the effect which this case had according to the author, a look into the formation of a local identity that brought together people of different ethnicities into one…

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    that this is another standard by which he can measure the truth and knowledge of the outside world (64). Also included in this theory of CDP is the idea that because he can separate himself from everything but his thought, he must consist of only a thinking thing (65). Consequently, that which can be divided from himself does not necessarily exist, such as sense perceptions or a body. Another standard Descartes presents in determining the truth of knowable things is if the deceiving God could…

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    This novel helps to teach about the truth that lies in war, whether or not one has experienced it firsthand themselves. This novel depicts the truth of awareness of mortality. According to O’Brien, telling stories is important because they join the past with the future and they last forever, even when someone forgets it, it’s still there. He…

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