She writes that, "a policymaking tool is needed to draw the line between speech that should be sanctioned and speech that must be tolerated in the name of freedom of expression, no matter how ugly it may be" (Benesch 250). This exemplifies two types of common fallacies. The first is the SLIPPERY SLOPE fallacy because it almost states that one change will lead to another, and it can be a negative or positive result. The second fallacy is CONFIRMATION BIAS because it confirms her own standpoint and belief, opposed to contrary evidence. She states that the government has even tried to place censorships on technology and the media which has not worked.
The article’s main focus is not to convince people that the American ignorance is a problem, but to inform them that there is a problem, therefore it is an educational article, rather than argumentative. This is supported the last few lines of the article, where the writer admits to not knowing whether the Americans can get rid of their ignorance or not. Despite this he encourages the readers to “start searching for a cure” (page 4, line 80). Mr.
The author states that the one of the many flaws in a democracy is the fact that people have the right to vote without having knowledge on the subject. He understands that people make decisions based off their morals, not on the knowledge they have on a subject. Keohane adds that as a self-defense mechanism people, when they are faced with a mental conflict that occurs where their beliefs or assumptions are contradicted by new information; this is called cognitive dissonance. He goes on to explain the theory of motivated reasoning, which is where people have two facts presented to them where one fact contradicts their principals, and they end up choosing the fact that is closest to their ideals. According to Keohane people with higher self-esteem are more likely to acknowledge new information than people with insecurities.
“Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen (Orwell).” George Orwell was an outspoken American author, whose most famous work, 1984, showed how a world of surveillance was harmful to not only individual citizens but also society as a whole. If the government was to monitor internet content to a deep extent, such as collecting emails/communications, tracking people’s web history, or restricting what we, the citizens of the US, say, we would move one step closer to the world Orwell imagined in 1984. The United States government has no business in monitoring or restricting internet content, except
Political language "is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind "according to George Orwell, who believed that the language used is meaningless and its intention is to hide the truth by those who exercise political power. The essay "Politics and the English Language" became a powerful work for the writers, journalists and teachers, thus the author creates a “poetics” for political language appointing the main rules and problems that determine the truth not to be said. While reading George Orwell’s essay I agreed and disagreed with his opinions and solutions for an improved English, consequently, I gathered evidence to prove my claim which is multilateral because during the years, the subject has been debated and analyzed by umpteen writers or critics. For example, there are people who agree that what blames Orwell as ways of controlling the people, but there are opinions who claim that the essayist’s rules are too harsh. George Orwell was a known fighter for the freedom to speak, think or against the control of language and masses of people through politics.
Honesty in investigative Journalism What is considered as being the heart of the journalistic enterprise is to report the truth. Journalists succeed to penetrate in powerful organisations only by posing, by pretending what they are not as well as to know what they do not. Honesty in investigative journalism is all the questions about what honesty requires in fact or allows journalists what to do. First of all, they should get their stories and secondly it is to communicate their stories. To consider more precisely what is wrong with lying is that for example if a reporter want to know what is going around only by observation.
But, even though he is objective, he is also biased because he mainly provide examples that supports his argument so that the reader can be convinced with his stand. Although he gave a different point of view, the supporting details mostly favour that stealing is always wrong. This can be seen through the weight of both argument, in which he provide stronger evidences to support his side compared to the other perspective. For example, in supporting his position, some of the examples that he gave was from Cuttle, that is taken from a national law journal, and also researches by Mixim, Moss and Plummer in New Ethical Problems. Unlike when he tries to introduce a different perspective, he gave evidence from Carla, that is taken from an internet chatroom, and Hibbs, from National Press Daily.
My topic of discussion for this paper is, is it ever permissible to torture a person? This argument will include both the main argument and the counter argument. This argument is meant to be inductive. In this finial paper, I will ultimately be defending the position against using torture because the use of torture is not only illegal, but it is not effective and it treats people as less to nothing. Torture is longed age practice and still so to this present day.
This in turn raised questions concerning the ethics of his actions to stay in power. Ethics here is characterized by utilitarianism - if it is for the greater good, does it mean it is ethically acceptable? Ultimately, I believe that it is, and hence while Lee Kuan Yew was not always a good man, the statement “Great men are never good men” doesn’t apply. A major argument raised that Lee Kuan Yew’s actions were ethically unsound is that he arbitrarily detained many individuals without trial under suspicion of communism. This was reflective of his resolution in decision-making and yet as well as his ruthlessness when dealing with people he viewed as dissidents and political competition.
ACC701 AUDITING Trimester 1, 2015 INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT Name: Deepika Bandhana Lal ID: 2012000693 ABSTRACT The purpose of this research paper is to positively evaluate the professional skepticism. The research will be based on the various definitions of the professional skepticism in the standards and the academic literature. It will also enhance the application of skepticism in the field. Likewise, it clearly demonstrates the effective ways to document the consideration of alternatives or evidences. Moreover, it summaries the audit documentation which demonstrates skepticism thinking in the