Vagueness

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  • Desire In Our Society Essay

    be a factor in shaping our society due to its unpredictable outcomes. Education’s main goal is to lead us closer to our desires, goals, and our mission in life, however, if allowed to shape education, our desires could be something amazing or something horrendous. In Davidson’s view, “the community most served by the solution should be chiefly involved in the process of finding it” (51). In other words, Davidson believes that students who are pursuing their desires should be the one’s designing it in order to get the most benefit. The problem with Davidson’s view is that she is not stating clearly what is the “solution” and what “process” is. Davidson is vague in that she does not explain what process these students are involved in. Vagueness is the problem of Davidson’s view. Davidson by not being clear is allowing desires to be manipulated and running into the problem that Ho points out about Wall Street recruiters manipulating desires of students. Wall Street can manipulate Davidson’s idea and label the job at Wall street as the “solution” and going to an Ivy League School as the “process.” They can make a good case that the students are benefited as they are working on Wall Street and making a ton of money. This is where Davidson needs to come in and define the “solution” and “process” as well as make it clear that you do not have to be a Wall Street Investment Banker to be successful. Education provided at Ivy Leagues should not be influenced by Wall Street, but…

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  • Sorites Argument Analysis

    however, is able to solve this paradox by ultimately suggesting the invalidity of modus ponens and therefore rejecting the reasoning of these arguments. While the rejection of modus ponens is undoubtedly a controversial decision to make, it is ultimately supported due to the idea that modus ponens is only true for statements that are completely true or completely false. For everything in between, it tends to “leak” a small amount of truth, and over multiple applications this small loss in truth…

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  • Vagueness In Critical Thinking

    The application of an embodied meaning as a way of understanding language, a lack of precise equivalence lacks between the meaning of word and sentences. Monella 's case of ambiguity appears to be striking appearing in a strong manner in the argument. This creates some sense of misunderstandings and conflicts. The concept of problematic ambiguity is present in this case. Vagueness as a type of ambiguity seems to be outstanding in this case. A clear lack of boundaries can be seen in applications…

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  • Paradox Of The Heap Analysis

    with vagueness” (Shapiro, 2004). This was a position originally created by Van Fraassen, but adapted to the Sorites Paradox by Dummett (1975) (Hyde, 2014). Supervaluationism takes the position that premise 1 of the Sorites Paradox (x grains makes a heap), can be true, false, or potentially neither true, nor false. This is dependent upon whether it is true, false, or neither true nor false on all admissible sharpenings. An admissible sharpening was a term which supervaluationists used to define a…

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  • Chang's Theory Of Reasoning

    nor they are equal; they are on a par. Introducing this fourth relation indicates that incomparability does not entail incommensurability; in the case of an ‘on a par’ comparison there is a common measure. Philosophers have developed several arguments that prove the existence of value incomparability. One way is to explain it by the vagueness of contributory values (Broome) Vagueness appears when the value relations of the T thesis are neither true nor false. Therefore, it seems that the theory…

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  • The Theme Of Abortion In Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants

    characters face, the use of a sense of vagueness, symbolism, characterization, and uncertain mood helps to explain the looming issue and their indecisiveness towards it. Noting that this short story was written in 1927, the sense of vagueness toward the topic of abortion would seem proper as it was rarely ever discussed amongst people and definitely never discussed in public. Due to this common etiquette the issue at hand, which is assumed to be an unwanted pregnancy, would have never been…

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  • Kathy Davis And Jennifer Nash's Theory Of The Intersectionist Movement

    The theory of intersectionality, coined by legal scholar Kimberle Crenshaw in 1989 in her ground-breaking article Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color, has been regarded as one of the most important contributions to feminist scholarship. This theory allows for examination of intersections of identities, and how these intersections form individual identities. However, this definition is vague and does not explain how one should study…

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  • Sexualization Of Reconstruction Politics Summary

    her argument, and plays a major role in convincing readers. I agree with her main argument, however, it lacks clarity her evidence is subjective, and the structure of the essay lacks flow. Throughout the article especially in the argument, there has been vagueness that interferes with the overall clarity of the piece. This selection of vague terms shows a lack of confidence of the author in her work. Strong solid words, would be more effective and decrease the doubts of readers when forming…

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  • Duane's Argument Essay: The First Amendment

    that there is much more rules and regulations regarding speech, a perfect example of unconstitutionally overbroad. In a worse case scenario situation, the vagueness doctrine could also be utilized as a last resort. The “vagueness” doctrine, asserts that legislatures must draft laws restricting freedom of expression with sufficient precision to give fair notice as to what is being regulated. Duane can easily make that claim that because of the verbal nature of the restriction, he didn’t…

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  • The Drunk Poetry Analysis

    depressing banality straight to epiphanically imaginative makes drunk poetry a very unique genre, but not a genre that deserves to be written off as ironic or meaningless. My favorite, Sonnet 14, is a perfect example of these dramatic shifts, seemingly broken thought processes, and relatable revelations. The sonnet begins with a rather broad plea for help. Bailey is reflecting on the vagueness of today’s internet age. With the introduction of social media, our responsibilities for own…

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