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- Logic Features Of Argumentation - 330 words
Logic - Features Of Argumentation Features of Argumentation The logic of everyday argumentation should be based upon common data or information that is accepted by everyone. A warrant need to be used in order to relate the evidence that is presented in an argument to the claim that is being made. When creating an argument, one usually uses grounds that are well known by their peers of the same field of study. In this way, most arguments are specific to a certain area of study; however, information that is considered common knowledge is easily warranted in other fields of study besides philosophy. Once an argument is written, a very important warrant is distinguishable. The language that is u ...
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- Abortion Is Not Bad - 845 words
Abortion Is Not Bad Abortion is not bad, rather it is your logic and argumentation that is lacking in ability and understanding. First, you argue that the presence of a beating heart alone necessarily qualifies a fetus as being a living human being that is entitles to a right to life. While on its face this argument may initially appear compelling, it is profoundly lacking in scientific substantiation. A fetus during the first trimester of development may have a small impulse that resembles a heart beat, but it completely lacks both a brain and a central nervous system. In fact, a spider or a fly is much more developed (and has the capacity to feel more pain) than a fetus early on in the sec ...
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- Aristotle On Rhetoric - 1,207 words
... scientist. While at Plato's school, Aristotle developed a personal affection for Plato and learned many things from his instructor. However, he ultimately rejected Plato's fundamental concepts and developed his own theories on matters of logic, ethics, metaphysics, as well as rhetoric. After the death of Plato in 347 B.C., Aristotle moved in with a former pupil of Plato, Hermeias. During his three year stay, he married princess Pithias, Hermeias's daughter. The couple had two children: a son named Nicomachus as well as a daughter. In 342 B.C Aristotle was invited to direct the education of young prince Alexander at the court of Philip II of Macedonia. During this time he continued his s ...
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- Benjamin Franklin - 1,034 words
... ve a favorable image of him. A highly esteemed reputation is critical of one's advancement in society and the appearance of being financially secure is the surest way of becoming one. Therefore, people should not only be aware of how others view them, but also be conscious of creating the image that they want for themselves. Yet, when making this character of oneself, it is also important to stay humble in fear that one's image will not be shattered by arrogance and pride. When Franklin first drafted his list of virtues, it contained only twelve. But a friend informed him that he would be viewed as being too proud and insolent. So Franklin added humility to the list. However, having reac ...
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- Extended Essay - 2,722 words
... in India. For science to develop, there must be a tendency toward a full understanding of all of Nature through a few general laws that could be learned and understood by anyone. The method of learning such laws must be such that no one is excluded from studying except through his own intellectual capabilities. In China, Needham suggests that the reasons for modern science's lack of development are due to historical, economic, social and cultural factors (Needham 1969: 190-217). Needham rightly dismisses the interpretation of Europe's eventual mastery of modern scientific techniques in geographical or racial beliefs. The scientific and mathematical achievements in both India and China d ...
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- Graphologie Writing Psychology - 1,304 words
Graphologie - Writing Psychology Graphologie, also known as Writing Psychology, it is the study of handwriting. Very old and still in use today, it is supposed to reveal a person's attributes from their handwriting. But you can ask yourselves, how this is done? What does a graphologist look at when in analyzing your handwriting? There are five important aspects the analyzer will examine: first he will examine the dimensions of the letter; their height and width. Next he will analyze the form of the writing; then inclination, pressure applied when writing, and finally if your writing forms attached or detached letters. Dimensions: The average height of handwriting is five millimeters. As a re ...
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- John Locke: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding - 3,695 words
... fail after they have once understood the words, to acknowledge them for undoubted truths, they would infer, that certainly these propositions were first lodged in the understanding, which, without any teaching, the mind, at the very first proposal immediately closes with and assents to, and after that never doubts again. 18. If such an assent be a mark of innate, then that one and two are equal to three, that sweetness is not bitterness, and a thousand the like, must be innate. In answer to this, I demand whether ready assent given to a proposition, upon first hearing and understanding the terms, be a certain mark of an innate principle? If it be not, such a general assent is in vain ur ...
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- Machiavelli - 3,073 words
Machiavelli Biography of Niccolo Machiavelli Niccolo Machiavelli was born in Florence on 3 May 1469 during a time of great political activity in Italy. His first role in political affairs came at the young age of twenty-nine when the ruling regime of Savonrola fell from power in his native city. Though he had no previous administrative background, Machiavelli was appointed to serve as second chancellor of the Florentine Republic under the new government. His nomination to this powerful diplomatic post was in large part due to the powerful influence of the Italian humanists who stressed the need for an education in the humane disciplines of Latin, rhetoric, classical studies, ancient history ...
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- Mysticism - 4,921 words
Mysticism In this article I would like to bring the findings of my somewhat unusual but increasingly accepted field mysticism to the discussion, for I think they may offer some helpful insights about consciousness. Why? When a biologist seeks to understand a complex phenomenon, one key strategy is to look to at it in its simplest form. Probably the most famous is the humble bacterium E. coli. Its simple gene structure has allowed us to understand much of the gene functioning of complex species. Similarly many biologists have turned to the memory of the simple sea slug to understand our own more kaleidoscopic memory. Freud and Durkheim both used totemism, which they construed as thesimplest ...
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- Platos Phaedo - 1,333 words
Plato's Phaedo Beth Kirkpatrick 1 October 13, 2000 Dr. Meadors Phaedo Plato: Concerning Souls, The World of Forms, and Particulars Phaedo, written by Plato, is intended to be an account of the final moments of Socrates' life as he is preparing to be put to death for poisoning the minds of the youth of Athens. Socrates proceeds to explain to his followers that there is a soul and his reasoning. Plato employed the conversational structure as a way of presenting dialogue. He used Socrates in this pattern of argumentation to examine each issue from several perspectives using speculation from Socrates' peers. This explored the interplay of alternative ideas while subjecting all of them to evaluat ...
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- Response To Clarence Darrow: - 1,222 words
Response To Clarence Darrow: Response to Clarence Darrow: Organization and Development of Arguments in Response to Darrow's Henry Sweet and Leopold and Loeb Cases In responding to Clarence Darrow's arguments in the Henry Sweet case and in the Leopold and Loeb case, there are some considerations that would have to be addressed in the same manner in both cases. The cases however, differ in many ways that would result in very different responses to the cases. An advocate opposing Darrow would face two factors described above. First, simply opposing Darrow creates some necessary response by the advocate, covered by those arguments that remain constant in the two cases. Second, individual aspects ...
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- Same Sex Marriage - 2,065 words
Same - Sex Marriage INTRODUCTION: The institution of marriage is highly respected and holds great sentimental value for most societies. However, not all couples are afforded the right to be legally recognized as a married couple. Couples of the same-sex are denied the right to have their marriages be legal in the eyes of the law. Same-sex marriage is an important issue because it deals with a relatively large minority of the United States. Gays and lesbians are rumored to be about ten percent of today's population. I am just one of the many that fit into this contested minority group. Some people in society feel that I should never be given the opportunity to benefit from a marriage, as an o ...
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- The Architectonic Form Of Kants Copernican System - 764 words
The Architectonic Form Of Kant's Copernican System The Architectonic Form of Kant's Copernican System Human reason is by nature architectonic. That is to say, it regards all our knowledge as belonging to a possible system. [Kt1:502] 1. The Copernican Turn The previous chapter provided not only concrete evidence that Kant's System is based on the principle of perspective [II.2-3], but also a general outline of its perspectival structure [II.4]. The task this sets for the interpreter is to establish in greater detail the extent to which the System actually does unfold according to this pattern. This will be undertaken primarily in Parts Two and Three. But before concluding Part One, it will be ...
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- The Case For The Existence Of God - 3,155 words
The Case For The Existence of God by Bert Thompson, Ph.D. Introduction Either God exists or He doesn't. There is no middle ground. Any attempt to remain neutral in relation to God's existence is automatically synonymous with unbelief. It is far from a "moot" question, for if God does exist, then nothing else really matters; if He does not exist, then nothing really matters at all. If He does exist, then there is an eternal heaven to be gained (Hebrews 11:16) and an eternal Hell to be avoided (Revelation 21:8). The question for God's existence is an extremely important one. One might wonder why it is necessary to present evidence for the existence of God. As Edward Thomson so beautifully stat ...
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- The Souls Of Black Folk - 1,293 words
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois Du Bois was one of those people who studied and learned a lot of things about the world, a lot of things that he found to be extremely unjust. This became his source of energy for becoming an intellectual guide for America, warning it of "the 20th century color problem" and suggesting sound and rational courses of action for the country to take. His contention was expressed lyrically and with passion in The Souls of Black Folk that he wrote in 1903. His main philosophy was that an educated black elite should lead blacks to liberation. This deviated sharply with the emphasis by Booker T. Washington that industrial training for blacks and virtual silen ...
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- Third Party Presidential Debates - 1,136 words
Third Party Presidential Debates The Second College Edition of The American Heritage Dictionary defines debate as; To engage in argument by discussing opposing points (American Heritage,369). Another definition is as follows; a formal contest of argumentation in which two opposing teams defend and attack a given proposition (American Heritage,369). The Random House College Dictionary offers this definition; To engage in formal argumentation or disputation with (another person, group, etc.) (Random House,342). So which definition is correct? We know a debate is a discussion or an argument. What has to be decided is whether or not it is between two groups or several groups. That same question ...
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- Utility: An Impartial And Equitable Standpoint - 916 words
Utility: An Impartial And Equitable Standpoint Utility: An Impartial and Equitable Standpoint Mackey- Philosophy 318 Section Wednesday 12:00- 1:00 Tu Phan Phliosophy 318- Mackey The foundation of Utility is based on John Stuart Mill's notion that one must strive to act in such a way to produce the greatest good of the greatest number. Utility itself relies on the responsibility of the individual to remain impartial in his endeavor to produce the greatest good, looking past such extrinsic influences that may render the individual to seek a biased sense of satisfaction. In order for Utility to function as Mill wanted it to, honest judgment and objectivity must be an essential part of one's dri ...
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- Woodrow Wilsons War Address To Congress: A Rhetorical Analysis - 1,192 words
Woodrow Wilson's War Address To Congress: A Rhetorical Analysis A Rhetorical Analysis Of Woodrow Wilsons War Address to Congress With the status of the countrys belligerency heavily in question, an apprehensive President Woodrow Wilson prepared to request from an unmotivated and unprepared country a declaration of war against Germany. After exerting every attempt possible to retain the peace and honor of the United States, the President was finally forced to choose between the two, in which he opted for the latter (Seymour 26). As he sat down to compose his congressional address proposing war, the uncertainty of his decision overwhelmed him. He confided to a member of his cabinet, Frank Cobb ...
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