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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