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  • Religion and Belief - 808 Words
    Identify a view you have—whether on politics, religion, science, culture, or even the media and entertainment—that might be regarded as being related to philosophy. The view that I am going to talk about which is related to philosophy is religion. The reason that I have chosen to write about this is because I like so many philosophers always asked questions on the different types of religion. I do believe there is a “god” but do not understand how many of the different religions act and can be...
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  • The Ethics of Belief - 797 Words
    Argumentative Essay on “The Ethics of Belief” PHIL 2641 Online – Section 001 February 13, 2008 William K. Clifford sets out to show in “The Ethics of Belief” that “it is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence…” In this paper, I will show that his argument lacks key definitions needed in order to found his inference upon and that it begs the question as to what qualifies as “insufficient” evidence. Furthermore, I will show that the primary...
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  • Knowledge and Belief - 1703 Words
    Prompt: In your own words explain the distinction being made between belief and knowledge in the given dialogue. Then explain what the importance of this distinction is. In Gorgias, Plato uses a conversation between two men to lay the groundwork for knowledge and belief, suggesting that everything is subjective when it comes to these words, and their definitions are open for much interpretation past their most simplest of meanings. Gorgias is meant as a guideline in which we can decide whether...
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  • Belief and Faith - 742 Words
    Kierkegaard's conception of faith was not congruent with the mainstream view held by most religious people. Kierkegaard has been known as the "Christian Socrates" because of the way he challenged traditional beliefs like Socrates did. Kierkegaard's faith is one of an individualistic re-choosing of faith in the impossible. Kierkegaard thought that many Christians held an inauthentic faith that relied on doctrine and obedience. He wanted to get away from that and maintained that the movement of...
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  • Analysis of Clifford's "The Ethics of Belief"
    #2 Clifford offers several different reasons why he thinks our beliefs are not merely our own private business. Explain two of those reasons. Which of the two do you think is a more compelling reason to think our beliefs are not our private business? Does the more compelling reason convince you that your beliefs are everyone’s business? Why or why not? William Kingdon Clifford was an English Mathematician and Philosopher who lived from 1845 to 1879. In 1877, he wrote “The Ethics of Belief”;...
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  • Opinion, Conviction and Belief - 761 Words
    My Vocation: An Opinion, a Conviction and a Belief Development is an integral part of the life of human beings. As long as man lives, he cannot but develop his physical, mental, spiritual and emotional properties. This also applies to all things which have life and I consider my vocation as something which has life. Thus, it is also capable of development. Its development is based on its transition from opinion to conviction and turning into a belief. Once, I had an opinion with regard to my...
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  • Justified True Belief - 438 Words
    The justified true belief theory of knowledge is an idea that if you have evidence to justify your belief then your justification makes that belief true. Your evidence holds true because of your previous experiences or your five senses thus making your idea true when you can rule out other alternative evidence. This theory is broken down into three necessary conditions: truth, belief and justification. Truth is the condition where it accurately represents the world; belief is when you believe...
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  • Is Justified True Belief Knowledge
    “Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?” (The Gettier Problem) Background Epistemology: A theory of _____________ What do we mean when we claim to know something? What kinds of conditions must be satisfied in order for a claim to become knowledge? Note: we are interested in __________________ knowledge here (S knows that p), not knowledge of how to do things (e.g., knowing how to ride a bike) The tripartite theory of knowledge – knowledge as justified true belief (JTB) The truth condition...
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  • Thoreau's Belief in Government - 507 Words
    Thoreau's "Resistance to Civil Government is the conformation of his desire for a free thinking nation that knows right from wrong and is willing to fight for what they believe in. But while these ideals are true and good in moderation, they can be made wrong if followed to the extreme. I believe that while Thoreau was a great writer with great ideas, a lot of what he believed was a little too over the top. Americans, by inalienable right, have the freedom to speak their opinions without fear...
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  • Personal Statement of Belief in God
    Alex Tran 01/18/2014 ! ! Personal Statement of Belief in God As I stated in the last personal statement of belief in Bible paper, it is not easy to understand and believe in another religion for a short time learning it. Each person will have a different opinions and different ways thinking of another religion, and they have the right to do that. Even I am a Buddhist, I am still respect to all the religious over the world, maybe some of them is not good as I can see...
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  • Cross Cultural Beliefs About the Afterlife
    Cross Cultural Beliefs about The Afterlife. Seminar in Individual Differences and Personality Abstract A study of American undergraduates indicated that the beliefs about the nature of life after death were quite complicated. A 41-item questionnaire produced 12 independent groups of beliefs. Belief in an internal locus of control and that one’s life is owned by God were associated with a more positive view of the afterlife, as was being Roman Catholic rather than...
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  • In the Face of the Plague, the Characters’ Beliefs Disintegrate
    “In the face of the plague, the characters’ beliefs disintegrate.” Discuss. In Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks focuses on the effects of the plague on the English village of Eyam in 1665. The village is introduced as a spiritual community; there are various religious and moral codes that the people live by. As the plague hits, these strong beliefs are put to the test. Brooks’s narrative asserts the notion that disaster and catastrophe, as widespread in form as the bubonic plague, is capable...
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  • Practices, “Big Picture Beliefs, ” and Faith
    Joseph McHale February 27, 2011 Dr. Mattison TRS 230 Essay Practices, “Big Picture Beliefs,” and Faith a) What is a practice? Give two examples of how dating / sex / romantic love may be “practiced” differently, with different rules. Explain how those rules reflect both the different understandings of the practice, and different big picture beliefs. Practice is an intentional way to go about an activity and how it reflects their big picture beliefs. Sex has a point –...
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  • Critique of William Cliffords Ethics of Belief
    In this paper, I will reveal how you can make yourself believe; along with this, I plan to illustrate the inherent dangers that lurk in building belief systems on an illegitimate foundation and why you are morally obligated to hold true belief systems. What is a belief? It is a thought(s) that is truth to the mind. Beliefs may not always be true or legitimate, but the fact that the mind believes them forges them in to concrete building blocks. This creates a foundation on which actions come...
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  • A Belief Is What We Accept as Truth
    JW Apps claim of “A belief is what we accept as truth” can be interpreted differently through many people. Before we can start to defend or disagree with this claim, we must first understand the meaning of truth and belief. A truth is something that is known for certain, has been proven and is a certain fact. While as a belief may not necessary have to be true, it is more about what people accept and think that could be real. From this, we can say that it is possible to defend JW Apps claim as...
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  • Which Is Better, True Belief and Knowledge?
    In Meno, Socrates and Meno have a discussion on virtue and they encounter a problem. If virtue is teachable, it must be knowledge. However, since there are no teachers and students of virtue, virtue must not be taught. So they think that virtue is not knowledge. And then they start the discussion on what is true belief and knowledge. In this essay, I would evaluate Socrates’s explanation on why knowledge is better than mere true belief and the reasons that I agree with Socrates’s proposition....
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  • Knowledge & Justified belief (pre-spell check)
    Knowledge and Justified Belief Knowledge and Justified Belief What is knowledge? This is the question we used to be sure of according to Plato’s theory of recollection, which tells that the knowledge is the justified belief; if this belief is true, then there is some fact make the proposition for this belief to be true; since the belief is justified by some evidence; therefore people comes up with the standard analysis of knowledge. This idea has been generally agreed till Edmund Gettier...
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  • Pregnancy and Superstitions: a Study on Filipino Beliefs and Practices on Pregnancy
    Introduction Superstitious beliefs or superstitions are considered to be irrational beliefs about an object or action considered to influence the consequences of an event although the object or action and the event do not relate to each other. Asians have been famous for their superstitious beliefs and practices. They are also known for passing these traditional beliefs from generation to generation. The Philippines, being an Asian country, has maintained and passed on a lot of customary...
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  • Difference between Personal Values and Personal Beliefs
    Defining the difference between personal values and personal beliefs Personal beliefs are statements, principles or doctrines that individuals choose to accept as true. While others may argue their credibility, if an individual genuinely believes in a cause or a feeling, it can be credited as a personal belief. Personal values differ, in that they are more of a measurable discipline. They really have nothing to do with outside influences. While personal values are definitely woven into...
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  • James Kellenberger's Characterization of Job-Like Beliefs in the Face of Evil
    November 27, 2009 James Kellenberger’s Characterization of Job-Like Beliefs in the Face of Evil How does James Kellenberger characterize a believer’s “Job-like” belief in the face of evil? Does such belief make sense as a response to the problem of evil? Why or why not? Before exploring James Kellenberger’s characterizations of the Job-like believer’s beliefs in the face of evil, it is important that we first examine and understand exactly what is meant by “Job-like” – and to do that,...
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  • Philosophy. Theories of Knowledge. What Is Wrong the Claim That Knowledge Is True Judgment (or Belief)?
    Justin Coiscou PHI 332 Course Paper What is wrong the claim that knowledge is true judgment (or belief)? What is knowledge? What is truth? How can we really know for sure if one judgment holds more truth than another? My theory of knowledge is information passed on from one person to the next. Before I am able to answer the above questions I have asked, the question of this idea that is true knowledge must be defined first. Knowledge can be any new piece of...
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  • Can We Have Beliefs or Knowledge Which Are Independent of Our Culture
    BAFOKENG SEKALELI TOK ESSAY CAN WE HAVE BELIEFS OR KNOWLEDGE WHICH ARE INDEPENDENT OF OUR CULTURE? The main aim of the essay is to find out if we have beliefs or rather knowledge which are independent of our culture. To do my investigation, I am going to follow different areas of beliefs and culture that I need. Culture is roughly perhaps a range of activities which are cultivated as a pattern of behaviour in a group of humans over time, and the...
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  • SHC32-2.3 Describe how own values, belief systems and experiences may affect working practice.
    SHC32-2.3 Describe how own values, belief systems and experiences may affect working practice. My parents have had a big influence in my life shaping me into the person I am today. Understanding right from wrong and been keen to help people in need. This has been developed in my Christian faith through the Salvation Army. Helping to treat all individuals equal. Trying to put others first. Has a Christian I have always been taught to look out for other people who are in need of help. I...
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  • 2.3 Describe How Own Values, Belief Systems and Experiences May Affect Working Practice
    CU1531 Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s setting 2.3 Describe how own values, belief systems and experiences may affect working practice Everyone has different values, beliefs and preferences. What you believe in, what you see as important and what you see as acceptable or desirable is an essential part of who you are. The way in which you respond to people is linked to what you believe in, what you consider important and what interests...
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  • Antigone: Beliefs, Opinions, and Moral Views. This essay is about the moral dilemmas between Antigone and Creon.
    Antigone and Creon, from "Antigone" by Sophocles, encounter a philosophical war based on their moral views. A conflict arose when the principles that backed up their actions disagreed with each other. Antigone's side of the conflict held a gods' law is the way approach, as opposed to the "I am king" approach Creon chose to follow. The variation in the beliefs, opinions, and moral views of Antigone and Creon were constantly disputed through out the play. Antigone felt that Creon was...
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  • Belief Has Been Described as “Certainty About What Cannot Be Seen”. Does This Statement Hold True Any, Some or All Areas of Knowledge?
    TOK Essay Jeana Joy Tan Belief has been described as “certainty about what cannot be seen”. Does this statement hold true any, some or all areas of knowledge? Over the years, philosophers have tried to grapple with the concepts of belief, certainty and knowledge. Despite numerous controversial claims and arguments that come from both sides, we have yet to come upon a general consensus. However, the contention here is that belief can contribute to all areas of knowledge. Even...
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  • 3 Reasons Why War Might Be Wanted
    3 Reasons Why War Might Be Wanted Why war might be wanted? There are a few reasons to answer this question. People fight wars to control resources, colonize land, get what they want, revenge and fight for religion reasons. Firstly, war might be wanted because they can control or even take resources. These resources include coal, oil, water and gas. The developing countries which were looking for resources could take some resources from developed countries if they had won the victory. In...
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  • Antz: Is Z a Responsible Hero?
    Is “Z” a responsible citizen? Explain by providing examples from the film. In my opinion I would say Z is a responsible citizen because he stood up for what he believed in even though he wasn’t the strongest person around. Z found out the way him and his colony were living was not normal, so as a strong courageous man he stood up amongst his colony. In this movie Z shows bravery by finding Insectopia, as we can see during this scene he was going against others and it tells the audience how Z...
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  • Reaction paper on Self reliance
    Joymee D. Mallo 2014-81691 April 22, 2015 Reaction Paper on the Essay Self-Reliance In the essay, I was convinced and not convinced at the same time. There are views of Emerson which I believe is true and also there are views that do not conform to my beliefs. In Emerson’s essay, he began by explaining whether we act as individuals or not. It all depends on how we trust ourselves. He also pointed out that we disregard our own beliefs because of getting along with what people say and do...
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  • Saadia Gaon’s four roots of knowledge
    Saadia Gaon’s four roots of knowledge Saadia Gaon was born and raised in Egypt from 882-942 CE. He was known as one of the most outstanding and inspiring leaders of the Jewry in his age. Saadia was a prolific author who made contributions in Hebrew philogoy, Jewish liturgy, and halakah. He also provided commentary on the bible and translated it into Arabic. Saadia is most known for producing the first major medieval Jewish theological treatise: the Book of Beliefs and Opinions...
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  • Relativism and Morality - 738 Words
    We frequently make moral judgments about the actions of others. We proclaim that things like removing a wallet from someone else’s pocketbook on a crowded train; flying airplanes into the Twin Towers; and intervening (or not) in the Syrian war are wrong. According to Gilbert Harman, such judgments about people’s actions are defective because they lack relativity to the individual’s moral framework. (Harman, 1975) In ‘Some Moral Minima’ Goodman argues that “there are certain things that...
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  • The Hermanson - 379 Words
    The Hermanson´s case The case of the Hermanson, whose seven year-old daughter died of diabetes because they decided she would not use medical treatment and instead they opted for Christian Scientists, is a controversial situation in which many people can take different sides. They were took to court and sentenced guilty. The judgment that they received in my opinion was unfair and the case should have been managed differently. I do not practice a religion with that kinds of beliefs that...
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  • Time Theft - 611 Words
    Time theft, an unethical behavior in the workplace, is far too often overlooked. By utilizing the theory of planned behavior the determinants of time theft can further be understood in order to eliminate further replication of these unethical actions. Positive attitudes, pressures of subjective norms, and perceived behavior control over the action in question are the contributing factors in the decision process that leads to time theft by employees. POSITIVE EMPLOYEE ATTITUDE TOWARD...
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  • “They Went Whistling” - 333 Words
    “They Went Whistling” In early times women were fearless in taking a stance in social reform and equal treatment for women in all facets of life. Our voices silenced our sense of adventure lost and the careers and families we fought so much for, now outshine our desire for “endless possibility.” This is the claim Barbara Holland makes in “They Went Whistling.” The grounds Holland uses are completely anecdotal and solely based on her belief that “careers keep women in line more effectively...
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  • Argument and Persuasion - 492 Words
    Kevin Jones Merrick The author of my argument and persuasion draft is a man by the name of Richard Rhodes. He is also a successful graduate of Yale University. Rhodes recently published an article in the September 17th, 2000 issue of the New York Times. The article was called "Hollow Claims about Fantasy Violence", which was based from a dispute over media violence. The argument was focused on whether media violence provokes reality violence or is media violence innocent. The author...
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  • The Educated Man - 297 Words
    The Educated Man The educated man is an individual. He marches to the beat of his own drum and is not easily swayed by the opinions of the mob. Yet, he is deferential toward his elders and those more experienced than he. The educated man is on the streets, not in the ivory tower. The educated man is not afraid to get his hands dirty, for he knows that all the knowledge in the world is useless without action. The educated man is articulate, for he knows that all the knowledge in the world...
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  • Themes Used by Robert Frost
    Themes Used In Robert Frost’s Writing Robert Frost is a poet from the 19th Century. He is a very quotable writer, which means his way of putting words together is very useful in everyday conversation. Frost was very good at taking small words and giving them and incredibly broad meaning. Robert Frost uses his work to express many types of themes but the most important seems to be his opinion on social and natural environments. Much of Robert Frost’s work is focused on worldly events...
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  • Henry David Thoreau, Walden
    1 Maddie Middlebrooks EN 209-016 November 6, 2013 Word Count 1278 To Think for Yourself Henry David Thoreau's, Walden, is a novel focused completely around the idea of self-reliance. In the novel, Thoreau goes even more in depth into this idea, focusing a passage on the specific idea of experiencing your life solely for yourself, not through the ideas or beliefs of anyone else. He states, "No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof"(1616). He fully believes...
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  • Summary Essay - 610 Words
    In Simon Young’s essay “Universities, Governments and Industry: Can the Essential Nature of Universities Survive the Drive to Commercialize?” Young implies many universities increase their focus on commercializing rather than focusing to increase a higher branch of learning for university students. Throughout the essay Young voices his concern for this issue through the use of statistics, concrete facts, research and by acknowledging the issue Young is able to inform his readers about the...
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  • Philosophy 201 - 688 Words
    Study Guide: Lesson 1 What is Philosophy? Lesson Overview Welcome to this introductory course in philosophy. For our first lesson, we are going to examine the question: What is philosophy? There are 4 ways you can get to know what a discipline is: define it, describe it, contrast and compare it with other disciplines, and finally experience it. In this first lesson, we will aim to accomplish the first 3 of these activities. The rest of the course will be an exercise in experiencing...
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  • Diversity - 662 Words
    Diversity “Don’t be scared to being different from others”, Shoin Yoshida who was Japanese warrior said. He means that people can proud to have different beliefs and values from others. If people are not allowed to have different beliefs and values, it is just losing our individual identities and cultures. Today, people in developing nations are allowed to have different beliefs and values, for example people are allowed to believe in different religions. Also their countries are safer than...
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  • Tripartite Theory of Knowledge - 1210 Words
    It’s arguably one of the greatest philosophical debates of all time; what does it mean to know? The Tripartite Theory is a model that tries to define individually necessary and jointly sufficient conditions to know a proposition. Edmund Gettier wrote a three page paper that philosophers to this day are still trying to debunk. This essay investigates how Gettier shows that the Tripartite Theory of Knowledge fails, which then leads to a discussion whether the theory can ever be fixed. Although...
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  • Pseudoscience, Against - 346 Words
    a) Pseudoscience is impossible to falsify, because it is based on very little or no fact; thus it is unreasonable to believe in as their opinion has not been calculated using any facts nor reason. A conscience decision is made based on what surrounding people believe so not to be the odd one out. Conversely, one with reason would choose only to believe in things with the most proven facts available –basing their opinion or belief in the most scientifically and logically proven variable; thus...
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  • Faith: An Unreliable Source of Knowledge
    Faith: Unreliable and Inconsistent. A lot of decisions today are made quickly and foolishly. People make choices on a gut instinct, coin flips, and sometimes a warm tingly feeling might decide for them as well. For the most part, a lot of what we think is knowledge is obtained from our experiences and sometimes higher authorities. To some, the belief in a higher authority is all that matters and they find that the information given from a higher confidant is reliable. The majority will fall...
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  • Influence of Media to Society - 1137 Words
    The Influence of Media to Society Media, the name alone to everyone seems all too familiar, however the meaning and purpose of the word is understood differently amongst people. For ages media has been a key source for knowing what is happening throughout the world. As time evolved the speed in which media information becomes available has increased dramatically, but the quality of media is one to question. In Walter Lippman’s “The World Outside and the Pictures in Our Heads,” he discusses...
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  • 12 Great Perennial Questions of Philosophy
    THE 12 GREAT QUESTIONS OF PHILOSOPHY Almost since the beginning of thought, humanity has sought to understand the universe and its own existence. From the Vedas of India in the East and the Greeks in the West, mankind has asked thousands of question about the nature of life. However, we can group all the questions in 12 categories, the 12 Great Perennial Questions of Philosophy. We have sought to explain existence through myths, superstitions, and religions on one hand; and through...
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  • Mindset Plus Strategies Equals Student Success
    It is not difficult to teach students success strategies. Students can easily learn more effective ways to learn. And good study strategies are important, but mindset plays a larger role in success in school, career and life than techniques. As educators, we have seen examples of students with average intelligence who outperformed students with greater intelligence. We have seen at-risk students out perform students who had better educational foundations. Why? There can be many reasons why,...
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  • Sdu Essay - 333 Words
    Scholarly Discourse The definition of discourse and discourse community is a widely debated topic especially among scholars such as John Swales, James Paul Gee and Joseph Harris. Although they may share some of the same concepts, their opinions vary greatly. Swales had a set opinion that discourses were greatly impacted by your social life (475-478). Gee stated that he believed there was a difference between language and grammar (483), and Harris believes in intertextuality and says that...
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  • Sula - 783 Words
    There are three major beliefs that Sula maintains throughout the novel that are more negative than positive for her. Foremost, Sula maintains this belief that she can do whatever she desires. This belief is more negative than positive for her because it causes the community to look at her as selfish. Following this belief, she believes that she can create and control her own identity. This is more negative than positive for Sula because she starts to lose who she is, which is an independent and...
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  • Mill Summary - 485 Words
    Nader Mohsen Obaid 42382 John Stewart Mill, On Liberty. Chapter 2 In his essay "On Liberty", Mill suggests that the government shouldn't act by the appeal of the people and their wants because the public shouldn't have the authority of force over their elected governor. The government is much more unsafe when it relies on unreliable public belief. Definitely, public opinion and belief is the well-liked response of mankind, but making this opinion requires suppressing a lot of others. This...
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  • Student - 1667 Words
    Jiaxiang Wei (William) PHIL 210 essay (Final Version) Dec. 7, 2012 True opinion versus knowledge Knowledge is generally thought to require justified true belief, even if justified true belief is not sufficient for knowledge, as Edmund Gettier famously argued. In the Meno, Plato demonstrates that true opinion is not equal to knowledge. However, Gettier holds a different opinion that justified opinion is not equal to knowledge, but it is necessary to knowledge. I support the Plato’s opinion...
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  • 8 How To Escape From Intellectual Rub
    How to Escape from Intellectual Rubbish – Bertrand Russell To avoid the various foolish opinions to which mankind are prone, no superhuman genius is required. A few simple rules will keep you, not from all error, but from silly error. If the matter is one that can be settled by observation, make the observation yourself. Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he...
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  • Summary of Edmund Gettier - 437 Words
    Is Justified True Belief Knowledge? According to Plato’s theory that knowledge is justified true belief, in order to know that a given proposition is true, one must not only believe the relevant true proposition, but one must also have a good reason for doing so. In his paper, Edmund Gettier argued that there are situations in which one's belief may be justified and true, yet fail to count as knowledge. He presented two examples to show that it is possible for a person to be justified in...
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  • A Letter to a Philosopher - 266 Words
    Letter to a European Philosopher Aaricka Ludgood PHI 105 10/19/2010 Rainier Kunz Letter to a Philosopher Dear Mr. Nietzsche With all due respect, According to your philosophy, Mr. Nietzsche your proclamation that “God is dead” I would like to state that I tend to disagree with your doctrine. Naturally we have millions of people who believe that God is not dead. God is always with them at all times of need be it good or bad. In you, doctrine I also see you do not...
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  • My Essay - 505 Words
    Write about a time when you stood up for yourself. Growing up, my parents raised me to live the best Christian life I possibly could and was taught that the importance of God lies within your own beliefs, in which I had very deep understandings for. However, I never really noticed how naive I was in believing that everyone had the same perspectives as I did until one of my closest friends came along and told me that "God was not real." Three years ago, my friend, Alec, and I...
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  • Interactive Oral on History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters
    How has your understanding of culture and context of the work developed though the interactive oral? Our interactive oral was about Julian Barnes’ ‘History of the world in 10 and a half chapters’. Although I did not contribute as much as I should have, others in my class came up with some brilliant ideas. Much of the discussion revolved around the period of history that Julian Barnes’ wrote this book in and how it affected the way he said things, the language and techniques he used and the...
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  • persin development - 998 Words
    Silkysteps early years forum - planning ideas for play > Welcome to Silkysteps Early Years Forum > Early Years Discussion Forums > Training, Qualifications & CPD > Level 3 Diploma & NVQ SCH 32 2.3 Describe how own values belief systems and experiences affect practice User Name Remember Me? Password Register FAQ Members List Calendar Arcade Level 3 Diploma & NVQ Level 3 : NVQ Children's Care, Learning and Development and Diploma for the Children and...
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  • Situate - 1093 Words
    6/3/13 Situate Yourself Ever had your opinion shut down or told that it was wrong? If so then whoever told you that was wrong. Your outlook on things I believe comes from your personal beliefs and experiences. Everyone has their own philosophy and no one can be more right about one’s own philosophy than you. Loyalty is something that I take very serious to an extreme level. Believing in the things I believe in has helped me chose the crowds I hang with or associate myself with. My faith...
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  • JTB model, Edmund Gettier, and Michael Clark's analysis of knowledge
    In less than two and a half pages, Edmund Gettier completely shatters the analysis of knowledge held for hundreds of years by epistemologists through counterexamples displaying that a belief can be true and justified, but not constitute as knowledge. Michael Clark attempts to fix these problems presented by Gettier by adding another condition, in which a proposition would not only have to be a belief that’s true and justified, but also be fully grounded. In what follows, I will argue that...
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  • Faith "vs." Reason - 682 Words
    “Faith and reason often clash when considering belief in what is right and, consequently, how to proceed with one’s life.” This statement represents a false choice because properly understood faith is never without reason. Faith is based upon background experience and knowledge or “properly basic belief”. Properly basic beliefs are rational beliefs that do not depend on other things to justify them. To say that there is a split between faith and reason, represented through the idea of a...
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird - 298 Words
    In this essay I will be exploring Scout’s character, and how her opinions and herself have changed throughout chapter 10. At the beginning of chapter 10, Scout is disillusioned about her father. She believes that Atticus is very boring and old, unlike other children’s fathers. ‘Atticus was feeble, he was nearly fifty’. Scout obviously is longing for her father to act as other fathers did. ‘Our father did not do anything. He worked in an office, not a drugstore..’ Scouts opinion of Atticus here...
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  • Hulga in “Good Country People”
    Hulga in “Good Country People” “She looked at young men as if she could smell their stupidity” (638). This exemplifies the attitude of Hulga, the protagonist in “Good Country People” by Flannery O’Connor. Hulga is a woman who has been dealt a tough hand in life, and lives with disabilities but still maintains a wrongly arrogant front. Hulga has chosen to believe in nothing, thinking that there is no purpose to life. Through her arrogant actions, ignorance and belief in nothing, Hulga is...
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  • Joy Luck Club Film Reflection
    Based on a book of the same name published by Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club tells the stories of four Chinese women and their daughters who were raised in America. While the film focuses a great deal on the relationships between the mothers and daughters and how their stories intertwine, as well as the history of each person and the trials they went through both in China and America, it also showcases some Chinese cultural and religious beliefs. Religion, folktales, culture, and superstition were...
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  • Sophocles: Antigone the Famous Play in Ancient Greek
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