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    Unruly Happiness In Mark Kingwell’s excerpt, “In Pursuit of Happiness,” he presents information illustrating the challenge of defining happiness. Kingwell utilizes evidence and support from philosophers, authors, and scientists to supply readers with various perspectives on the pursuit of happiness. By the end of the excerpt, Kingwell provides information about happiness, unhappiness, and concludes with his own thoughts about the failing hunt for the definition of happiness, but he never truly expresses

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    understand certain matters that is already expected by majority of people in the society; without the need of any specific nor detailed explanation. As Miller (2017) have stated, there are mainly 2 philosophical term of common sense which have been derived from a philosophical debate. The first philosophical term is proposed by Aristotle. He views common sense as the capability of the animal soul that has distinctive individual sense, to collectively understand the characteristics of physical things

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    A big problem in our Modern Society today are the misconceptions and stereotypes that unfortunately has an enormous impact in a community. A stereotype is a generalization about a group of people, in which certain traits cling to all members, regardless of actual individual variation. Stereotypes create a misconception of how people are and how those individuals are in their social lives. Misconceptions are people’s point of view or opinions, they do not go based on facts. Every individual, young

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    Justice is one of the most important moral and political concepts. The word comes from the Latin word jus, meaning right or law. According to Kelsen (2000), Justice is primarily a possible, but not a necessary, quality of a social order regulating the mutual relations of men As a result of its importance, prominent and knowledgeable people have shared their views on justice and what it means and how the state is involved in its administration. The likes of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Thomas Hobbes

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    Courage in “Seven Samurai”, by Kurosawa In the film “Seven Samurai”, Akira Kurosawa the director portrays courage through the characters such as the samurais but and the peasants. The story is set in the Sengoku period, which meant that Japan was undergoing numerous civil wars, and bandits were raiding a starving small village where Kambei and the 6 other samurais decide to protect later on in the film. In this essay, I will discuss the ways in which Kurosawa shows courage firstly in Kambei and between

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    Filial Piety Filial piety generally means respect for one's parents. In the Chinese culture, obeying one's parents is held as one the most important virtues. Confucianism particularly gives a high value for this. Relating the meaning of filial piety to Martin Luther King Jr. time would have been an endless cycle of mistakes. Martin Luther King Jr.’s role during his era was to change the mindsets of all parent figures and children to better the future of African Americans in the United States

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    Introduction: This assignment critically reflects on everyday practice of social work in conjunction with the theories associated with the practise. I chose this course for two important reasons. 1. My aim of undertaking the assessing role is to help me learn and to widen my interest in social work. By enhancing my learning, I will be able to assess and assist the student to gain eclectic knowledge base and the skills required to undertake an assessment with a holistic approach. 2. By undertaking

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    What do you know for sure? Consider the fact that you are reading this paper right now. Is this something you know? Before you say yes, consider the following question. Do you feel it is possible for someone to dream they are reading a paper right now, when really they are asleep in bed? Can you prove that you are awake right now and not dreaming? If you start feeling inclined to doubt the possession of knowledge, you are feeling the attraction of Skepticism. The problem of Skepticism has been around

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    Living in a society today makes it hard for many teens and kids our age. We all struggle and stress about this one thing, standing out. This is such a huge thing now because they’re are so much people out there who are doing everything to stand out, We all struggle with this one problem but yet no one really cares talks about it. In this essay I will be talking about the poet Julio Noboa Polanco with his poem “identity”, how different he is to other poets, and lastly how he used his poetic elements

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    Have you ever dreamed to live well? Or Did you know someone who has lived a good life? If so, how can you define a good life? According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, the good life can be defined as “a life marked by a high standard of living. In my opinion, the good life can be defined as a way that someone plans to live virtuously by having a great education, enough money, and helping others. In other words, good life mean to me when life looks like a blessing than a burden. This essay aims to

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    In Plato’s Republic, Socrates and his peers attempt to define justice. Unlike the definitions that his peers give, Socrates is searching to define justice as a structure, not a set of behaviors. Socrates uses a tripartite city-soul analogy to define justice and show that it is found when there is harmony between the three parts of the city—guardians, auxiliaries, producers—mirrored to the three parts of the soul—reason, spirit, appetite. Although Socrates provides a well-structured account of justice

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    Have you ever dreamed to live well? Or Did you know someone who has lived a good life? If so, how can you define a good life? According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, the good life can be defined as “a life marked by a high standard of living. In my opinion, the good life can be defined as a way that someone plans to live virtuously by having a great education, enough money, and helping others. In other words, the good life means to me when life looks like a blessing than a burden. This essay aims

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    Wilde’s Concept of Art Along with “The Critic as Artist”, “The Decay of Lying” was included in the anthology “Intentions” in 1891, the year in which “Dorian Gray” was republished as a full-length novel. Both essays expound and defend Wilde’s aesthetic doctrines and both essays take the form of conversational dialogues . In “The Decay of Lying”, Wilde studies the relationship between art, life and nature. From the outset, Vivian, one of Wilde’s fictional characters, denounces nature as “crude”, “monotonous”

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    Compare and contrast Socrates' attitude about philosophy (Apology and Allegory of the Cave Readings) with the Good Brahmin's (Voltaire) attitude Introduction: Philosopher Socrates and Voltaire are forces whose attitudes about philosophy bear little resemblance in one aspect but differ in several aspects. Although Socrates had a distinct view of things pertaining to knowledge as well as Voltaire, comparing and contrasting the attitudes of these philosophers provide a unique opportunity to capture

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    When it comes to insanity there is always one misconception. That misconception is that people automatically assume that they mean that person is deranged in the mind. Which is also presumed as a bad thing. Actually to be insane is quite human in nature. Insanity is not a bad thing. It actually has many other definitions people do not think of. Definitions that do not necessarily mean crazy. These definitions of insanity are to be foolish, be senseless, or to be foolhardy. Each of these may lead

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    Whereas John Stuart Mill’s Harm Principle proffers a judicious moral schema for the regulation of societal intervention regarding individual liberty, it fails as an unequivocal method of establishing the limits of political authority within a civilised society. The aforementioned principle dictates “the sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection”. This principle advocates strongly for

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    According to Aristotle, the basic philosophy behind virtue ethics is that all human good is aimed towards happiness. Aristotle argued that the goal of all of human existence is to be happy and in order to achieve that goal; one must work towards consistently improving their character. He further explains the principal of virtues and vices. Virtues are positive attributes that humans have and can develop over time to acquire happiness. There are two different types of virtues; intellectual virtues

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    The main foci of this paper are to delineate the distinction between the primary qualities and secondary qualities of John Locke’s philosophy and its objection. Now some fundamental questions come to my mind such as what is primary quality? What is secondary quality? And why they are different? Before proceeding Locke’s position it is necessary to define two terms which will be used throughout this paper: “idea” and “quality.” “Idea” will refer to the perception the mind has of an object or body

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    Introduction Two main types of states are distinguished namely Totalitarian states as well as Liberal Democratic States. Both these regime types differ greatly however both have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Totalitarian states are usually closely associated with tyrannical form of rule. Totalitarianism is an all-encompassing system of political rule (Heywood,2013:269), this means that this regime type rules over all aspects of the lives of the people it governs. Liberal Democracy

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    Steven Pinker made so very interesting arguments in The Blank Slate that caused me to question and try to rationalize how I truly came about to become the person that I am today. When I was younger I was always taught to believe that God has some plan for me and that everything that occurred in my life was all apart of some grand master plan that God had laid out for me and not to worry and that everything was going to work out fine as long as I was a good person. I believed that people were definitely

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