social science

Mediatiion Of Central Metaphors In Narrative Discourse

To set out from the logical starting-point would require a foregrounding of the employed definition of the narrative from among all the various and discrepant definitions suggested for it. As H. Porter Abbot points out, the number of the events or actions and the necessity of a narrator are points...

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Should Ethical Principles Be Applied Globally By Multinational Companies

Introduction: If you live in a developing country you probably feel that multinational have brought jobs and many other opportunities for your country and perhaps its true but what’s also true is that the same amount of jobs would have been generated by small new business started in the same...

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The Yakama Indians

I have always felt close to the Yakama Indians. My grandma even said she thought I could have been part of their tribe when the doctor placed me into my mother’s arms the day I was born. I was born in Yakima, Washington on November 29, 1983. Before I turned...

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Plato As A Western Alternative To The Buddha

Certainly, one can draw many parallels between Plato’s philosophy and ancient teachings of Budda. They include the following: an emphasis upon inner harmony as the means to enlightenment, a dismissal of the everyday causal world as impermanent and illusory, meditation on the eternal and pure essence of things (Plato’s so-called...

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Outline And Evaluate Durkheims Theory Of Suicide

Durkheim published his acclaimed book Suicide: a study of sociology. Many subsequent studies since of suicide have been due to his book. Others have tried to prove that Durkheim’s theory was successful in explaining suicide and consequentially tried to improve them, whilst others reject his theory completely. Emile Durkheim applied...

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Heraclitus

Two opposite attitudes towards the Greeks are common at the present day. One, which was practically universal from the Renaissance until very recent times, views the Greeks with almost superstitious reverence, as the inventors of all that is best, and as men of superhuman genius whom the moderns cannot hope...

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Free Will

In this day and time we as human beings value our beliefs very strongly. Nevertheless, a general question that still anger human beings, do we have free will? As human beings we have free will because we have a choice. To have free will is to be morally responsible; if...

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Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was a network of secret escape routes and safe houses that African slaves in the United States used to escape from the south to free states such as Minnesota and Ohio, or as far north as Canada and they also provided protection and transportation fleeing to freedom....

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Ethics

Ethics A question of conduct As in life, market players are measured by their conduct and achievements. But what actually matters when individuals turn into consumers – the product or the path? What relevant aspects do ethics consist of, and how do market players react upon the subject? What do...

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Compassionate Egoism

Egoism at its root relates to self-interest. It is the idea that a person’s goal in one life should be to promote the individual. There are two different heads to this beast, both of which have some very good points, but fail to complete what a moral code should be...

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Political Theory: why statecraft and soulcraft must be practiced together.

1. Based on Thiele’s interpretation of Plato and Aristotle, explain why statecraft and soulcraft must be practiced together. a. Plato stated that a truly just city would occur if and only if everyone over the age of 10 was discarded, the remaining young citizens possessed an innocent and uncorrupted soul....

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Metaphysics

Fall 2006 The word metaphysics is defined as “the study or theory of reality; sometimes used more narrowly to refer to transcendent reality, that is, reality which lies beyond the physical world and cannot therefore be grasped by means of the senses.” It simply asks what is the nature of...

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Does bureaucracy have advantages or disadvantages on an organization

Organizations are complex an large in size which means that relation are formal and impersonal, it’s a system of interrelated (coordination) parts or sub-units, differentiated and interdependent, aiding the process of integration (external environment, outside the organization) and coordination (internal environment, inside the organization). Members of organization may have goals...

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Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway is possibly one of the greatest literary masters of all time, his many acclaimed stories are known around the world from his novels such as “Old Man and the Sea” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls” to his short stories like “ Hills Like White Elephants” and “A...

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Salem Witch Trials Of 1692

In colonial Massachusetts, between February of 1692 and May of 1963, over one hundred and fifty people were arrested and imprisoned for the capital felony of witchcraft. The witch trials occurred in the main towns of Essex County, Massachusetts, which included Salem Village, Ipswich, Andover and Salem Town. Accusations of...

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Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

Life and death are opposing forces of nature that one can not escape. In the poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the poet uses nature’s forces to represent procreation, which is the giving of life and destruction, which is the dealing of death. The poet expresses through out the...

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William Wordsworth The Arthurian Legend

The Arthurian Legend The legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table is the most powerful and enduring in the western world. King Arthur, Guinevere, and Sir Lancelot did not really exist, but their names conjure up a romantic image of gallant knights in shining armour, elegant...

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Are Reason And Emotion Equally Necessary In Justifying Moral Decisions

Introduction Whether reason or emotion is equally necessary in justifying moral decisions is a highly controversial topic. In order to come to a conclusion I am going to analyse and evaluate two important approaches from Immanuel Kant and Jeremy Bentham. I will partially focus on these two important figures, as...

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What Is History

The word history comes from Greek ἱστορία (istoria), from the Proto-Indo-European *wid-tor-, from the root *weid-, “to know, to see”. This root is also present in the English word wit, in the Latin words vision and video, in the Sanskrit word veda, and in the Slavic word videti and vedati,...

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Archaeology Of Ancient Egypt

World of Antiquity Egyptian Archaeology Paper Archeology is defined as the study of past cultures and extinct ways of life. In real terms this translates into exploring both above and below the surface of our earth to find what came before us. This is important for several factors, mainly that...

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Aristotle And Slavery

I am of the opinion that slavery was one of the issues on which Aristotle had to walk the fine line. He is often criticized by modern scholars for condoning slavery. But, would a public renunciation of slavery by a teacher to the rich and powerful have had any influence...

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Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Nature Vs Civilization

Nature vs. Civilization In the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, basic and natural urges are subliminated into sophisticated courtship or chivalry. The thematic concern that is raised by Gawain’s quest is the relationship between a civilized social group and nature or the wilderness. Through the description of naturalistic...

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You Just Don T Understand

Tannen?s book, “You Just Don?t Understand,” explains heterogeneous facts about men and women?s communication styles. Tannen says these gender differences are sorted out, men and women can recognize and understand how to confront real conflicts, rather than fighting styles. When men and women learn to accept the opposite sex?s conversational...

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Frederick James The Limites Of Post Modern Theory

The impetus behind this paper has been the recent publication of Fredric Jameson’s 1991 Welleck Lectures, The Seeds of Time.1 As these lectures were delivered a decade after Jameson’s initial attempts to map the terrain of postmodernity it appeared to me to provide an occasion to reflect upon the current...

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Socrates

Socrate’s First Accusers and Athenian Law Of all confrontations in political philosophy, the biggest is the conflict between philosophy and politics. The problem remains making philosophy friendly to politics. The questioning of authoritative opinions is not easily accomplished nor is that realm of philosophy – the pursuit of wisdom. Socrates...

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