Social Science Papers

  • Making Trade Offs

    699 words, 3 pages

    Philosophy 2 Smart’s argument, “someone could be morally obligated to execute an innocent person to prevent something worse”, must be accepted by all utilitarians. Smart’s argument must be accepted by all ultilitarians based on certain principles of utilitarianism, which make it possible for us to make the assumption: all utilitarians believe in consequentialism. Consequentialism in turn is the basis behind Smart’s argument being true. The example Smart refers to is McCloskey’s situation of whether or not a sheriff should kill an innocent man to save hundreds of pe

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    To Be Great Is To Be Misunderstood

    439 words, 2 pages

    In this world, there can be people who are courageous, strong, brave, heroic or just plain misunderstood. Just because someone is misunderstood doesn’t mean that he or she is weird or a nobody, it can be the start of something big or it can make a huge change in the world. One of the quotes that best describes this is, “To be great is to be misunderstood.” This quote can be found in the Self-Reliance story by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Although this quote may be true, it can also have an opposite effect. One of the ways that it is true is in the history of the world. There have been many men and

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    Protesters Gather At President’s Office

    740 words, 3 pages

    The article being discussed in this paper is from the Northern Star. It is titled “Protesters gather at president’s office” found on the front page of the Northern Star’s 118th volume, 28th issue. The article is about a group of protesters trying to negotiate a deal with the university. They are trying to fight for higher wages because many employees have not received an increase in their wages in over seven years. The protesters argue that the wages these employees are receiving are not enough to make a decent living. A common sociological concept seen in this article is deviance and social c

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    Resevationhop: A Moral Service?

    671 words, 3 pages

    Waiting in line is an extremely frustrating process. Everyday people are forced to waste time waiting for the service they want just because establishments can’t handle the amount of patrons they receive. Some restaurants take this even further by having week long or even month long wait times with reservation. With the service ReservationHop, customers can skip the waiting process by just paying money. Those who value their time over money would enjoy using this service. Even if some may disagree with the service, ReservationHop it a truly useful service that allows people to be more efficien

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    Christian Ethics In A Postmodern World

    7459 words, 30 pages

    CHRISTIAN ETHICS IN A POSTMODERN WORLD The Rise of Postmodernity Since Federico de Onis’s use of the term ‘postmodernismo’ to describe the Spanish and Latin-American poetry of 1905-1914 which had reacted against the ‘excess’ of modernism in 1934, (Rose 1991: 171) “Postmodernism” became very popular. It has been used in the fields of art (Christo-Bakargiev 1987), architecture (Pevsner 1967), literature (Hassan 1971), video, economics, films (James 1991), ideology (Larrain 1994: 90-118), theology (Tilley at al 1995), and philosophy (Griffin et al 1993). In trying to understand ‘postmode

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    Psychological Egoism

    627 words, 3 pages

    Psychological egoism is the view that everyone always acts selfishly. It describes human nature as being wholly self-centered and self-motivated. Psychological egoism is different from ethical egoism in their “direction of fit” to the world. Psychological ego-ism is a factual theory. It aims to fit the world. In the world is not how psychological ego-ism says it is because someone acts unselfishly, then something is wrong with psycho-logical egoism. In my opinion this argument is completely wrong and unsound. According to James Rachel, an author of “Elements of Moral Philosophy,” there two

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    Capitalism, Ethics And The Public Service In The Modern Era

    3111 words, 13 pages

    Canadian public administration in a capitalist world has changed dramatically from its beginnings many years ago. The expectations of public management and public managers in the new millennium are more diverse than ever before. Important issues such as regulatory reform, public sector budgeting, human resources management, strategic policymaking, ethics and corruption are taking a front line. The concepts of rational administration, accountability, planning, control, budgeting and financial management are major factors in the future of Canada and some believe privatization of the government’s

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    Clifford Vs James

    331 words, 2 pages

    In our last class we examined the argument of William Clifford, and William James. In this essay I will simply examine the two opposing sides. Clifford takes the side of Evidentialism. Evidentialism is the standing that for a belief to be knowledge, it must be supported by evidence. According to evidentialism, everyone has a rational and moral duty to believe only those claims that are supported by sufficient evidence. If a belief doesn't fit in with well established scientific beliefs or isn't discovered through normal scientific practices, then it isn't rational and doesn't count as genuine

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    Impossible Is Nothing

    1778 words, 8 pages

    IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING In the summer of 2004, in the occasion of Olympic Games in Athens, Adidas, world famous brand in the field of sport clothing has made one of the most inspiring campaigns I have ever seen. With claim “Impossible is nothing” they have placed focus on the values they wanted their products to transmit and represent. This international company adapted itself to a trend that, in an occasion such as Olympic Games are, inevitably, sees in competition not only the athletes but also the brand they wear; it is a battle led through campaigns in various mass media. Focus of my an

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    Reagan' S Second Inaugural Address

    689 words, 3 pages

    Ronald Reagan: Second Inaugural address This is, as Senator Mathias told us, the 50th time that we the people have celebrated this historic occasion. When the first President, George Washington, placed his hand upon the Bible, he stood less than a single day's journey by horseback from raw, untamed wilderness. There were 4 million Americans in a union of 13 States. Today we are 60 times as many in a union of 50 States. We have lighted the world with our inventions, gone to the aid of mankind wherever in the world there was a cry for help, journeyed to the Moon and safely returned. So much has

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    Spinoza

    1370 words, 6 pages

    John Locke was a 17th-century English philosopher whose ideas formed the foundation of liberal democracy and greatly influenced both the American and French revolutions. His contributions to philosophy include the theory of knowledge known as empiricism, which addressed the limits of what we can understand about the nature of reality. Locke held that our understanding of reality ultimately derives from what we have experienced through the senses. The political implications of his theories included the notions that all people are born equal and that education can free people from the subjugatio

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    Life Boat

    292 words, 2 pages

    The struggles of thirty people engulf the life boat, consuming it, to sink under the pressure of the struggles of life. I make a quick scan of the absolute reality, and realize that I cannot judge, for I am not God, but I must make the decision of whose life comes to an end tonight and who has a second chance and lives on, or we all die in this black pool of fate. I don’t have the right to make this choice! But someone must decide, I the captain, must decide, or it will consume every last one of us! NO SURVIVORS?! I cannot let this happen! The situation in this scenario is so intense, such

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    Legal Concept Work Sheet Mba 560

    858 words, 4 pages

    Legal Concepts Worksheet Concept Application of Concept to the Issue of Downloading Reference to Concept in Reading The Law of Property – Intellectual property law Property is one’s legal right to exclude others from various resources due to the ownership of those resources. With the rise of e-commerce and the increase of music sales or downloads online, the law of property can be applied. Music producers consider their music their property and protect them from public use and public download. The law of property “establishes private exclusive rights in resources. It is through the

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    Instincts

    1416 words, 6 pages

    ? The major premise of Beach’s article is the need to analyze the reasons for the vitality of a concept that has stood the test of time without objectively testing it. The next objective of the article is to evaluate the concept of intuition as it relates to the science of behavior. Beach concerns himself with the problem that behaviorists often just name or label instincts and he cautions what will happen when this phenomenon assumes that no learning is involved in this process. Beach states that from the beginning, instinct has been defined and discussed in terms of its relation to reas

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    Plato Vs. Christianity

    501 words, 3 pages

    Plato and Christianity are views with different ideas of afterlife. They differ in several aspects but both share the belief that the human person is immortal and death is the cessation of bodily functions but one’s soul exists for a time disembodied. Plato believed in immortality and dualism (the idea that humans are composed of two substances, a material substance or body and an immaterial substance or soul). Plato believed that the soul was immortal in both directions, past and future, in which you’ll always exist and believed that humans will survive past their deaths. Plato believed th

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    Ethics

    840 words, 4 pages

    Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines "ethics" as the "discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation," "a set of moral principles or value" or "a theory or system of moral values." Ethics assists individuals in deciding when an act is moral or immoral, right or wrong. Ethics can be grounded in natural law, religious tenets, parental and family influence, educational experiences, life experiences, and cultural and societal expectations. Ethics in business, or business ethics as it is often called, is the application of the discipline, principles, and theorie

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    External/internal Factors Paper

    491 words, 2 pages

    External/Internal Factors Paper Diversity is one of the most important things at The Home Depot. It is the catalyst for innovative thinking, entrepreneurial spirit and new ways of building our communities. To this end The Home Depot uses creativity, fresh thinking, and the experiences of people from different cultures and beliefs. The Home Depot believes that talent comes in many different forms and they celebrate each and every talent, because every talent is cultivated and is considered to be the foundation of our culture in America. At The Home Depot, the executive management team is r

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    Business Regulation Simulation

    2481 words, 10 pages

    Business Regulation Simulation Alumnia Inc. is a $4 billion dollar company that operates in eight countries around the world with 70% of its sales in the United States. They are located by Lake Dira in the state of Erehwon. Alumnia Inc. business interests are in automotive components and manufacture “packaging materials, bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminum smelting. Alumuna falls under jurisdiction of region 6” of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (University of Phoenix, 2002). The company was cited by the EPA 5 years ago for a Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) disch

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    Ethical Theories Applied To Enron

    1901 words, 8 pages

    Prescriptive Approaches to Ethics at Enron Enron was a global energy firm that filed for bankruptcy protection in 2001. The firm’s senior managers had engaged in fraud for an extended period through a scheme in which partnerships owned by the managers could receive payment for goods and services never provided to Enron. In addition, the firm’s external auditing firm, Arthur Andersen, was complicit in the fraud by knowingly certifying false financial statements as accurate. Arthur Anderson participated in the fraud because the firm did not want to risk losing lucrative consulting contracts fr

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    King Arthur

    6509 words, 27 pages

    King Arthur From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For other uses, see King Arthur (disambiguation). Statue of King Arthur, Hofkirche, Innsbruck, designed by Albrecht Dürer and cast by Peter Vischer the Elder, 1520s[1] King Arthur is a legendary British leader who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against the Saxon invaders in the early 6th century. The details of Arthur's story are mainly composed of folklore and literary invention, and his historical existence is debated and disputed by modern historians.[2] The sparse historical background

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    Using Relevant Theories And Examples Outline The Arguments For And Against An Organization Adopting An Ethical Approach To Management.

    2553 words, 11 pages

    Using Relevant Theories and Examples outline the arguments for and against an organization adopting an ethical approach to management. The purpose of this essay is to compare and contrast the case for and against an organization adopting an ethical approach. This essay will look into the two sides of the argument in depth using relevant theories, examples and case studies. The first part of this essay will look into why an organization adopting an ethical approach to management could ultimately benefit the firm. The essay will look at various strengths that could be achieved by an organizat

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    Mba500gapanalysisglobalcommunications

    1603 words, 7 pages

    Running head: GAP ANALYSIS: GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS Gap Analysis: Global Communications MBA 500 University of Phoenix Gap Analysis: Global Communications When making decisions in business, questions of ethics, communication, and open minds, should always be considered. However, with so many decisions that are made from day-to-day, there is no surprise that the thought of what is considered ethical, usually ends up taking a back seat in major decisions, and that problems occur when two groups who are attempting to persuade and individual to see it their way will end up closing the

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