Believing and Doubting Conventional Ideas
The ability to interpret and the acknowledgement of this respective ability emphasizes a person's willingness to doubt concepts that seem obvious. To a certain degree, it would be safe to say that humanity has evolved as a consequence of people being reluctant to accept things as they were and trying to consider their complexity. Through constantly refuting ideas that certain groups attempted to present as being valid, people have been able to discover new ideas and have been able to play important roles in creating the modern world. "The Believing Game and How to Make Conflicting Opinions More Fruitful" provides readers with information they need in order to both develop doubtful personalities and to learn more about accepting conventional ideas.
When considering the concept of medical marijuana, it is easy to observe how the masses are often inclined to be against it.
Opponents of marijuana argue that it is too dangerous to use.
a. This view is intriguing because it emphasizes the idea that marijuana can, indeed, be harmful if it is...
If I were to believe this view I would likely be able to play a more active role in preventing people from abusing marijuana.
c. This idea can be true in situations when individuals consume the substance on a regular basis -- in addition to being likely to have harmful effects in the long run, it can also make it difficult for a person to perform tasks considered relatively basic, such as doing his or her job.
Marijuana leads to harder drug use.
a. In many areas marijuana is still illegal and individuals consuming it are thus likely to be exposed to environments frequented by criminals and their dealers are probable to also express interest in selling harder drugs.
b. If I believed this view I would probably notice the dubious environments where individuals procure their marijuana.
c. This idea might be true in situations when people are exposed to criminal environments and these respective criminals pressure them into thinking there would be nothing wrong with taking stronger drugs.
Marijuana is a front for drug legalization.
a. Legalizing marijuana might influence harder drug supporters into thinking that it would only be natural for them to lobby with regard to having governments legalize substances they favor.
b. If I believed this view I would observe more and more harder drug supporters getting actively involved in protesting the fact that the authorities criminalize substances they use.
c. One of the main reasons why this could be true…
One of the main reasons why proletarians were willing to risk their lives while going against their leaders relates to how most of them realized that they had very little to lose if they would not succeed, taking into account that they lived most of their lives being heartlessly exploited. Marxism does not necessarily involve violence as a means to reform, as, according to the ideology, change can also happen
Business (general) Please list sections according to instructions Exercise 1.1: Review of Research Study and Consideration of Ethical Guidelines Option 1: Stanford Prison Experiment Go to: http://www.prisonexp.org, the official site for the Stanford Prison Experiment. What do you think the research questions were in this study? List 2 or 3 possible research questions (in question format) that may have been the focus of this experiment. What happens when you put good people in an evil place?
In exchange, the words which drive Machiavelli's work are very much a reflection of the groundswell of discontent with the ideological hegemony of the church and the feudal system. Thus, though we regard Machiavelli's contempt for terms of 'good' and 'not good' as inherently permissive to severe violation of the rights and experiences of others, we must also understand it as something of a reaction to such forces as
Abstract Expressionist Painting Artistic and Aesthetic Value in American Modernist Art during the Cold War Era Defining American Expressionism American modernism is perhaps one of the most difficult artistic periods to define. Modernism refers to a trend that affirms the power of human beings to create, shape, and make improvements to their environment. Modernism is aided by technological advances and is considered both progressive and optimistic in its approach to defining society. American
Eating Disorders How the Perception of Beauty Influences Eating Disorders With everything changing in this society, the aspect of beauty especially when it comes to women has kept changing, sometimes desperately to the extent of individuals adopting extreme behaviors in the pursuit of the ideal 'beauty'. Instances where different kinds of media communicate the significance of physical beauty in the contemporary world and the means of achieving such traits are widespread. The
wisdom of Socrates today: The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton The first chapter of Alain de Botton's The Consolations of Philosophy is set in an art museum. The author gazes upon an image of David's The Death of Socrates. De Botton contrasts his desire to be liked with the Greek philosopher's willingness to be unpopular, to the point of accepting a death sentence. "If the postcard [I bought