Essays on Philosophy

The Case of Wigand Against Tobacco Companies and Smoking
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Determining fault is a speculative job. it all depends on the perspective of the person who is judging. What position they are in or have been in will greatly impact how they view who is at fault for a sequence of events. I know personally I believe the company is in the wrong and so is CBS Corporate. 1 have parents who used to smoke heavily and knew of the dangers. They quit when my sister and l were young,…...
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The Concept of Chivalry as a Covert Sexism According to Yook
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In Hailey Yook’s article “Chivalry Isn’t Dead, But It Should Be" is a persuasive writing pieces She describes about why chivalry is covert sexism and how it is vital to recognize subtle forms of gender discrimination Yook explains that chivalrous acts aren't mere of kindness because it is rooted in protection and power which displays masculine strength‘ In the end, she concludes that chivalry is opposite to kindness and should be left in dark ages. Yook incorrectly argues about chivalry,…...
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Censorship as a Challenge to Our Freedom of Speech
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Freedom of speech is a right granted to every individual living in the United States of America and it should not be violated by anyone under any circumstances. Students, as well as the rest of our society, have the right to express their beliefs and fight for what they believe is right. Although freedom of speech can lead to chaotic situations within campuses, censorship disregards the first amendment of our constitution and contributes to the belief that remaining silent is…...
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Censorship of Comedy in Society
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Censorship has been around for a long time I don’t think it does any good except to make people blind or sheltered, Comedy is suppose to show the bad in life and make it funny. It should make people laugh and then make them ponder why they are laughing. I would say no censorship is better for the same reasons the athenians eventually said that putting a target on everybodys back is better because then no one gets left out…...
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The Importance of Self-Censorship and Proofreading of Written Material
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To me, all three articles told a similar story, Writing tutors are in a peculiar situation. Unlike Math and Science tutors, where everything is about empirics and black-and-white, right- or-wrong answers, in the Writing Center, we‘re tasked with helping a student bring their ideas onto paper. It‘s a personal process, so any amount of helping can sometimes seem like interference. “The First Five Minutes” was about the session itself. How much control of the session should be ceded to the…...
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High Divorce Rate
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God’s love is strongly expressed in the Bible from the creation of men till now. He has been shown throughout the Bible in many forms and shapes and always show His love to them like saving the Israelites from Egypt. Although, He did punish them by cursing them to wander in the wilderness for 40 years for their unwillingness to take the promised land. However, He saved them many times from starvation, murder, and other horrible things. As we go…...
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The Suffering of the Characters in the Play Medea by Euripides
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In Euripides Medea the reader sees multiple ways in which each character suffers, However there were different degrees of suffering for these characters. Some did not experience much pain for example Green and his daughter These two, although rarely seen, both lost their lives at the hand of Medea’s rage fed by Jason's lust for a new bride. From the readers‘ point of view this may seem like a prime example of ultimate suffering but not in my opinion. Green…...
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Utopia and Dystopia in the Futuristic Novel, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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Aldous Huxley‘s Brave New World was written to satirize the early “utopian” dream of altering human nature in order to create a conflict-free society The “dystopia” is a futuristic, unified world that is seemingly filled with blatant moral and ethical decay but in which every person is conditioned to be blissfully happy The novel is primarily seen from the perspective of Bernard Marx, who, isolated and ridiculed, is a direct contradiction to the ideals that the society presents. Bernard’s circumstance…...
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The Use of Class Distinction, the Importance of Knowledge to Prevent Dystopia and the Personality of the Protagonist of The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
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As a society progresses, all elements which influence the society itself, such as class systems and social norms, progress along with it. HG. Wells provides a deeper meaning to his story in The Time Machine, as analyzed in critical essays “The Time Machine and Wells’s Social Trajectory,” by John Huntington, “Wells the Myth-Maker," by Bernard Bergonzi, and “Eat or Be Eaten,” by Kathryn Hume, to provide a call to action to the reader, evoke awareness of the dangers of a…...
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The Examples of Napoleon’s Corruption in George Orwell’s Novel Animal Farm
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Napoleon initially seemed like he would be a good ruler, but ultimately turned out to be bad after he was driven mad with power. Though originally Napoleon had proposed equality and freedom, he eventually started to show his power madness when he threw Snowball out and denied that he had done anything good for the farm. He continued to impose more rules until eventually no one could object to any rules on the farm or they would be punished with…...
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The Lack of Camaraderie in George Orwell’s Animal Farm
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In the Russian Revolution, fellow rebels referred to each other as comrades, In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the animals adopt this term as well. It conveys a sense of camaraderie, but is this sincere? Although they may seem united, each rebel has a different perspective on liberation. Revolution will never successfully end oppression because the rebels are not unified. Each rebel has different moral ideals, Foremost, their separate perceptions of freedom disagree. When Mollie asks if she could keep her…...
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Media Through Video Games And Films
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The media sources we tend to pay attention to such as the news, newspaper or social media all have a great way of misleading one and not giving one the proper information they need to know or fully give everything one needs to see. It almost seems like the media is trying to blind fold us to “protect” us from the real world while telling us that everything is okay. The media plays a vast role in why people don’t…...
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The Duality Between the Brain and the Ego in Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
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Bronte constructed Wuthering Heights greatly as a duality. This theme occurs throughout the novel oratorically as the vocabulary on the pages: Two houses, and their particular inhabitants, entirely create the plot and essential characters. The duality illustrated is Bronte’s way of analyzing the human brain‘s internal, life struggle, Between the Superego, the brain’s rational side, and it’s primal side, the Id. Nevertheless, the brain has a median, So to speak, this median, in which is the Ego, has a prominent…...
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Wuthering Heights, a Novel by Emily Bronte
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As part of our Wuthering Heights project, we discussed the plot and theme of the story, We went through the main parts of the story including the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and the resolution, Before getting into this we should have added a brief summary of the story to fully put together the pieces of this story as a whole. We should have also touched more on what the main conflict of the story was and not just…...
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The Hunger and Motives for Power of Brutus in the Assassination of Julius Caesar
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Through Caesar’s death, Brutus‘s hunger for power is shown His lust for Rome is prominent, and can not be looked over. While Brutus claims to have killed Caesar for the common good for the people, I believe it was simply for want of the throne Everything that Brutus does backs up is power-hungry nature. Initially, we see the appeal of power to Brutus when he is speaking to Cassius in act one; scene two, With Cassius’s flamboyant flattery, Brutus builds…...
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The Role of Brutus in Julius Caesar, a Play by William Shakespeare
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The conspirators are morally right in wanting to assassinate Caesar. They saw him as a threat to the well-being of democratic Rome, as he was a dictator. One may ask why they couldn’t have done something other than kill him. Any legal actions, such as arrest or a court case, would fail, as Caesar ruled over all functions of the government. Death is a powerful statement in making change. Were the colonists morally wrong in “biting the hand that fed…...
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The Hunger for Power in Roman Politics in Julius Caesar, a Play by William Shakespeare
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Caesar of Julius Caesar by Shakespeare uses a third person style of voice, which leads to conspirators stabbing him due to his arrogant tone. His focus on himself also demonstrates the emphasis on climbing for power in Rome‘s politics As Caesar addresses the Senate, his reference to himself in third person gives the conspirators reason to murder him due to his pride. Caesar opens his speech by asking “what is now amiss, that Caesar and his Senate must redress?”  He…...
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Julius Caesar as Ruler of Ancient Rome
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Throughout history, many people have been removed from power. There is a fuzzy line between when it is and when it is not acceptable to remove a ruler. Some people say that small instances are mandatory, and others require it to be catastrophically large. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, but when is it ever justified to remove a ruler? A ruler can be removed but only under specific circumstances. Julius Caesar was a ruler of Ancient Rome who…...
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“Frankenstein” Study of Science Before
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The author, Mary Shelley is characterized by disastrous death of her mom, her awful youth, and analysis in her adulthood. Significant topics featured are those of death and multiplication. This analyzation dissects two of the studies on Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein'. As indicated by the article, the works are appalling and abominable prompting individual hopelessness. The author’s point was to underline individual hopelessness and inconvenience that people go to themselves and to the general public. The author, John Croker, makes it…...
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Overtones of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a novel that has several other books incorporated in it as well. This is a literally tactic Shelley uses to accentuate specific motifs and circumstances in the novel. Paradise Lost by John Milton is an essential part of this novel that she uses more than once. It occurs all through Frankenstein, three times to be exact including the introductory epigraph, during the creature’s agony of being unattended to on this earth, and in his learning of…...
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Mary Shelley’s Important Work of Art is “Frankenstein”
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We all experience emotion. Whether that be happy emotions, sad emotions, angry emotions, they allow us to be human. Some people prefer to use logic and reasoning, which are Enlightenment ideals, over emotion because emotion can be temporary. Most people say think with your brain and not your heart. Romanticism is what makes a person a true individual (Harvey). Mary Shelley’s most important works of art is Frankenstein, where her main point was to emphasize emotion and connections between people.…...
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Frankenstein Timed Write
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Oftentimes in the world people get hurt for seemingly no reason. Sometimes the wrong person was targeted, while other times the act of violence might be an accident all together. However, in great literature violence never exists simply because there is violence in the world; it always has a deeper meaning to the work as a whole. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the creature created by pseudo-scientist Victor Frankenstein both endures and inflicts a large amount of violence, highlighting the concept…...
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Medicine In Frankenstein: His University Years
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This paper is about the medicine in Frankenstein and the years that Victor, the main character, spent in the university studying medicine. When he was 17 his parents decided that he should study at the University of Ingolstadt. Once he was there, his professors told him that everything that he had studied before about medicine was useless because it had been already denied. So he attended both classes of natural philosophy and chemistry. After some time of study and investigations,…...
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Core Belief in Frankenstein that Living Beings Need Love and Companionship
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Throughout the novel of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, the author of the widely-acclaimed work of literature, uses the story to convey the core belief that living beings need love and companionship in order to function properly; depriving them of either has dire consequences. Both the antagonist and protagonist, the monster and Victor Frankenstein, are prime examples of the consequences brought upon by the absence of love and fellowship with others. Victor chooses to increasingly alienate himself from others as time passes…...
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Frankenstein’s Main Idea
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For thousands of years, humanity has debated the question of how far scientific advancement should be allowed to go, as well as the dangerous ethical and mForal implications of certain scientific achievements. These questions are thoroughly addressed in the book Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley, where the main character (Victor Frankenstein) uses the secret of life to bring a super-human monster to life. The monster escapes Victor and leaves behind him a trail of violence and destruction, threatening even more…...
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Frankenstein is a Fictional Piece Written by Mary Shelley
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Many critiques have posed different aspects and views on the purpose, thoughts and ideals of the novel. Two critiques from Professor Ginn of Wingate University and Professor Hetherington of Penn State University. Even though written as fictional novel, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein can be interpreted different ways and these critiques both felt her piece was a life reflection and exaggeration. The first criticism I read was by Sherry Ginn who is a professor at Wingate University. She has a MA and…...
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Moral of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird
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Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” This lines up with Atticus Finch’s morals and what he tries to teach his children throughout To Kill a Mockingbird. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a book set during the great depression in Maycomb Alabama where a white man named Atticus Finch laws for a black man named Tom Robinson, who is falsely accused of raping a…...
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The Characters Thomas More and Raphael Hythloday in Utopia by Thomas More
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First, the author Thomas More does not share the character‘s view about Utopian life in spite of the fact that they share almost everything, Actually, he shapes the character More a distrustful man. In character More’s first letter to Giles, he said: “I would rather say something inaccurate than tell a lie, because I would rather be honest than clever,” (5) However, the character More seems to keep lying in the whole book in spite of the fact that he…...
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The Role of Friar Lawrence in the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet
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The pressure to please others can often surpass the idea of doing what is most logical in the situation. In William Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet", although well intentioned, Friar Lawrence is responsible for the deaths of the star-crossed loverst His attempts to please the lovers were ruined by his confusion on the situation and pressure to choose the correct choices. Firstly the Friars secretive ways caused much damage; finally his carelessness in the importance of the situation was the biggest…...
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Understanding the Meaning of Real Relationship in The Kite Runner, a Novel by Khaled Hosseini
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Reading “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini has evoked many emotions within me thatl forgot long ago. It has made me question everything we once had, It has made me question whether what we had can be considered a relationship or even a friendship. In your letter you said I was a better person than my friends, and how 1 represented myself. I liked the idea you presented that somehow I was kind and noble. Consequently in the end I…...
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Equality and the Civil Rights Movement
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What does it mean to have equal rights? Does it mean we are all alike or does it mean we all should be entitled to whatever life has to offer? The Civil Rights Movement was further clarification of what It means to be free. There were earlier times in history when freedom and equality were addressed, but somehow never fully understood or realized. In the selection the MerryrGorRound. by Langston Hughes, we discussed in class how powerful of a piece…...
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The Role of Iago as a Reporter in Othello, a Book by William Shakespeare
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What is a man spoken of, but not seen? He is a name, a memory, a surface of a deep pool of water. After all, history is written by the historian, and reports are made by the reporter. In Shakespeare's Othello, Iago is Othello's reporteri Othello eats up Iago's lies and rumors about other people and acts to safeguard his reputation, or what others would see him as. Shakespeare uses Othello to show how reputation is the driving force of…...
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Shakespeare’s Othello: On Othello’s Love to Desdemona
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In past critical essays, Othello has been described as “one of the most romantic figures among Shakespeare’s heroes," and judging by his seemingly flawless relationship with his wife, he certainly appears to be so. However, despite its appearance of perfection, Othello and Desdemona’s relationship is inherently flawed to begin with. In a perfect relationship, the love between two people should be nothing but unconditional and everlasting. However, Othello’s love for Desdemona is entirely conditional, based on her loyalty to him…...
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Shakespeare’s Othello: Character’s Failure to Distinguish Between Appearance and Reality
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'Certain, men should be what they seem.‘ Most of the complications in Othello arise from the characters‘ failure to distinguish between appearance and reality, Discuss, with reference to the parts of the play you have studied so far. In Shakespeare’s play Othello, the theme of appearance and reality is mainly characterised by Iago, who is driven by his jealousy of the role as Othello's lieutenant Throughout the play, Iago constructs himself to appear as a loyal friend and servant to…...
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The Preventible Ending of Othello
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Both the titular character and others in Othello speak of the jealousy that compels Othello to murder as an unstoppable force, impenetrable to reason. “They are not ever jealous for the cause, but jealous for they’re jealous," says Emilia, for instance, suggesting that envious people like Othello would not turn away from their suspicions if convinced they were groundless (Shakespeare, 322) In his declaration, “To be once in doubt is to be once resolved," Othello insinuates that his initial moment…...
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Sisterly Values and Commitments, the Frontier of Duty and Loyalty
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As nurses we are present during some of the most vulnerable stages of a person's life. Our patients and their family members put their trust in us that we will provide the most ethical and honest care possible. The American Nurses Association (ANA) created the Code of Ethics for nurses which “establishes the ethical standard for the professions and provides a guide for nurses to use in ethical analysis and decision making”. The code is divided into nine provisions that…...
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According to the American Nurses Association Code of Nursing
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The ethical principle associated with the issue is autonomy. This is because this is an issue that allows a level of discretion with the involved individual at work. This grants job satisfaction to a certain work such as the employees. If the client became disappointed with the employee, this means that there has been something wrong with their performance when they dealt with that particular client. The autonomy is the ethical problem because the nurse used her personal belief to…...
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The Symbolism of the Wallpaper in “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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In a man‘s world. it is difficult for women to thrive; this can be seen throughout history. from not having the right to vote, to society’s need to see women as the simple housewife, women have been cast aside for many generations. There have been many instances where women have not accepted their place in society and have rebelled against it, such as women suffrage Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper", is an example of a young woman,…...
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Specific Cases Include Examples of Abortions
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The essay that I found most particularly useful in its ethical argument was the piece by Sallie Tisdale, “We Do Abortions Here: A nurse’s tale.” Tisdale has used many different techniques making a compelling case in her opinion of abortion. Specific instances include examples and narratives. Each can be an active mode of building support for a reason or claim. First, providing readers with first-hand examples on the topic allows them to understand better the issue being presented. This information…...
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Helping Someone Commit Suicide in Cases of Euthanasia
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The difference between killing and letting die is killing would be ideal in the medical field such as giving a person a medication to rush or conclude their existence gently to put them out of suffering or torment. Letting die would be letting a god take direction and just give them a drug to have a person content until they take their last breath and die. Reasons, why killing is morally defective than letting someone pass away, would be society…...
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