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The narrator can act, and reflect, and
most importantly the narrator reveals the extent of the information
available to the reader. This means that the reader can know Sammy to be a
typical teenager who acts on his whims before the plot develops and he does
act on a whim in vain. And it also shows how crazy Emily is, and how
people saw her as crazy before the specifics of the craziness are fully
revealed. hile Faulkner's use of the narrative is less integral to the
impact of the story, the story is told from a gossipy towns-person in a
manner which cannot be duplicated from the third person. The third person
would know too much, and the chronology could not be told in such intricate
fashion. The point of view is an integral aspect of the work. The same
can be said of Updike's story, as the reader…
Faulkner, William. "A Rose for Emily"" 10 Apr. 2007
"Literary Terms." CUNY. 26 Feb. 2002. 9 Apr. 2007
Updike, John. "A&P." 1961. 5 Apr. 2007 .
stomach kind of fell as I felt how hard the world was going to be to me hereafter." This final line of John Updike's short story "A&P" reveals the importance of point-of-view to the story. The narrator is a teenager working in a grocery store, the titular A&P supermarket, as a summer job. He asserts his individuality and self-confidence during a defining incident in the story, in which he is asked either to keep his mouth shut and therefore keep his job; or to speak up on behalf of some girls who is boss embarrassed. The precipitating incident reveals much about the speaker's character, and the story would have been completely different if it were told from the point-of-view of the girls or of Lengel, the store manager. "A&P" is a coming of age story, and the first person point-of-view allows the reader to understand an adolescent's perspective of issues…
"Types of Point-of-View." Retrieved online: http://www.learner.org/interactives/literature/read/pov2.html
Updike, John. "A&P." Retrieved online: http://www.tiger-town.com/whatnot/updike/
His little encounter with the dead biker opens his eyes to everything that is alive in the world.
The narrator is shaken by the experience and he will never be the same again. The night was long and the events shocking. The narrator moves from thinking of himself as a dangerous young man to a "mere child, an infant" (116). Later when the girl asks them to party, the narrator says, "I just looked at her. I thought I was going to cry" (119). This statement reveals how the narrator has changed. He no longer looks at the world in the same way and he no longer feels the same way about it or the people in it. He has touched the cusp of becoming a man in that he has touched death and understands how real it is. One significant aspect of this turning point is seen when the…
Boyle, T.C. "Greasy Lake." Literature: an Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. Kennedy, X. J,. ed. New York: Longman. 1998.
"Synergy: the interaction or cooperation of two or more organization, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects."
New Oxford Dictionary of English
Even from just the presentation of their definitions, one can begin to sense the connection between being more than the sum of parts to synergy. My design point-of-view comes from a place where these quotations collide and are illustrated in the real world.
Both of my parents were missionaries. Very early on in life, my parents set an example for me follow and I have tried to do so in my life. They taught me that even one person's efforts can effect the lives of others. I have also learned that small efforts can have big effects. I have kept the lesson to be of service to others into my adult life, as evidenced by my…
Therapist Doctor's Point-of-View
In my opinion, the lady described in the scenario given is an asset to the United States. My assertion is in this case based on a number of things. To begin with, having emigrated from another country into the United States, the said lady will contribute significantly in the enhancement of the nation's cultural and ethnic diversity. In addition to helping the United States package itself as an accountable nation that genuinely promotes and celebrates humanistic values, the continued stay of the described lady in the U.S. could also put the country on the right track to modernity. This is more so the case given that the world as we know it is increasingly becoming a global village.
The said lady's entrepreneurial prowess could also see her fill up an important gap in society especially when it comes to business innovation. This is more so the case…
employer's point-of-view, low-wage workers are effectively 'disposable' commodities -- for the most part, these can be easily replaced, because their jobs do not require much additional training. Without a minimum wage, employers have a greater incentive to hire more workers for very low pay. Also, if they hire many low-wage workers part-time rather than full-time, they do not have the additional costs of having to pay these part-time employees costly benefits. Elasticity of supply also has a substantial impact upon the labor market. When supply is low, the minimum wage is less significant, because even low-wage workers can pick and choose what are the most desirable positions. However, when this is not the case, in the absence of the minimum wage, wages will plummet because of increased competition for available jobs.
Q2. Elasticity of supply is defined as "the rate of response of quantity demand due to a price change"…
Moffat, Mike. (2013). Price elasticity of supply. About.com. Retrieved at:
Moffat, Mike. (2013). Price elasticity of supply. About.com. Retrieved at:
Natural Resources from an Economic Point-of-View
Natural resources have significant values in a country's economic growth. In general, the economic prosperity of a country depends on the optimal effort of the country to utilize its natural resources properly and convert them into multiple profits. Commonly a country benefits from the natural resources from the diversity and maximum exploitation of the resources. Natural resources provide the country with direct benefit from raw and processed materials used as trade commodities, the utilization of the resources to be the medium of economic activities, and from leasing the resources to other parties, which will collect additional income for the country such as from taxes, lease and service fees.
Even if a country gets an extraordinary supply of natural resources every year, it is important that the society has the ability to maintain the sustainability of the resources. In the appropriate maintenance, the resources can…
Peace, Robert. "Natural Resource Value." 1997. Faculty of Social Sciences and Law. University of Manchester. 28 Apr. 2004. http://les.man.ac.uk/ipa97/papers/peace12.html
Porter, Gareth. "Natural Resource Subsidies, Trade and Environment: The Cases of Forests and Fisheries." 18 Oct 1996. Center for International Environmental Law. Trade and Environment Policy Project. Nautilus Institute. 28 Apr. 2004. http://www.nautilus.org/papers/enviro/tepp/porterTEPP.html
UK Sustainable Development Commission. "Redefining Prosperity: Resource Productivity, Economic Growth and Sustainable Development." 27 Jun 2003. UK Sustainable Development Commission. 28 Apr. 2004. http://www.sd-commission.gov.uk/pubs/rp/annex.htm
Insider Trading from a "Utilitarian" ethical point-of-view. The paper discusses types of insider trading, the Utilitarian theory of Ethics and the arguments for and against insider trading.
Ethics of Insider Trading
Insider Trading generally refers to the buying or selling of financial instruments (usually in the stock market) on the basis of privileged information that is known to a restricted group of people. Debate has raged among economists, traders, businesspersons, philosophers and even the general public for many years about the rights and wrongs of insider trading practice. No consensus seems to have emerged yet. In this paper we would be looking at the practice of insider trading from the utilitarian ethical point-of-view and try to determine whether the practice is morally justified.
What is Insider Trading?
efore we discuss the ethics of insider trading, let us see what term "insider trading" really means in greater detail. According to the…
"Insider Trading." (n.d.) Notes from Werhane. Retrieved on February 26, 2002 from http://duke.usask.ca/~wjb289/PHL235/transparencies/Notes_on_Werhane_Insider_Trading.PDF
"Insider Trading." U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Web site. Retrieved on February 26, 2002 from http://www.sec.gov/answers/insider.htm
La Monica, Paula R.(February 15, 2002). Insiders are chickening out. CNN / Money Magazine Web site. Retrieved on February 26, 2002 from http://money.cnn.com/2002/02/15/investing/q_insiders/index.htm
Newkirk, Thomas C. (September 19, 1998). Speech by SEC Staff: Insider Trading
Educational institution scan be viewed through multiple lenses, like those offered by Morgan (1998). The various "images" of organizations Morgan (1998) offers allows for strategic insight and critical evaluation of an educational organization struggling to meet the needs of a diverse student body. By applying the lessons learned in case studies like the Multicom case, it is possible to develop solutions to issues like the James Clark story at David Woods Elementary School. Additional lenses or images of organizations include the Biblical perspective. Although not discussed directly by Morgan (1998), a Biblical perspective lends insight into how educators and members of the community can work together towards common goals.
James is a student who, in a classical organizational framework, would be considered a "client." However, an educational organization is different from a for-profit business. James is not a client in the way a customer might be for a telecommunications company…
Michel, D. (2005). Iinsight into strategic foresight: A biblical perspective. Leadership Advance Online 4(2005). Retrieved online: http://www.regent.edu/acad/global/publications/lao/current_issue/insight_strategic_foresight_michel.htm
Morgan, G. (1998). Images of Organization. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.
Oberholster, B. (1993). Management: A Christian perspective. Retrieved online: http://ict.aiias.edu/vol_12/12cc_229-243.htm
future of E-books from the writer's point-of-view. There were five sources used to complete this paper.
The technological explosion over the last few decades has taken the world to heights it never knew were possible. Today, with the click of a mouse, one can purchase stocks, plan and book trips, chat with others around the world and many other functions. One of the most innovative functions that technology now allows is the use of E-books. E-books are an up and coming ability to locate and read full textbooks online. There has been much controversy as to the advantages and disadvantages of having E-books available and as the debate continues the industry moves forward. America has been in an economic slump for several years and the future of E-books is precarious, however the industry has managed to survive and continues to grow despite the obstacles it faces.
WHAT AE THEY?
____. AOL wins e-book ruling., Telecomworldwire.
Ciolli, Rita (2001). Despite the limited selection, e-books are taking off at libraries, universities and online retailers., Newsday, pp C10.
HILLEL ITALIE (2001). Online Publisher Closing., AP Online,.
Jacobson, Aileen (2000).The Book On E-Books / It's a whole new way of reading and it's here. Newsday, pp B06.
2006). According to Branch et al., "Essentially, a public participation program may be deemed effective to the extent that it provides for open disclosure and addresses all four acceptability dimensions in ways that are appropriate and effective for a particular community and situation" (2006, p. 724). Therefore, the EPA's decision-making process in this case would likely have been different had all four of these dimensions being taking into consideration and efforts made to adequately satisfy each of these requirements in the final outcome.
Arentsen, M.J., Bressers, H. & O'Toole, L.J. 2001 'Institutional and Policy esponses to Uncertainty in Environmental Policy: A Comparison of Dutch and U.S. Styles.' Policy
Studies Journal, vol. 28, no. 3, p. 597.
Benton, . & Funkhouser, G.. 1994 'Environmental Attitudes and Knowledge: An
International Comparison among Business Students.' Journal of Managerial Issues, vol.
6, no. 3, pp. 366-368.
Branch, K.M., Bradbury, J.A. & Malone, E.…
Arentsen, M.J., Bressers, H. & O'Toole, L.J. 2001 'Institutional and Policy Responses to Uncertainty in Environmental Policy: A Comparison of Dutch and U.S. Styles.' Policy
Studies Journal, vol. 28, no. 3, p. 597.
Benton, R. & Funkhouser, G.R. 1994 'Environmental Attitudes and Knowledge: An
International Comparison among Business Students.' Journal of Managerial Issues, vol.
In order to understand the underlying concepts of faith with respect to philosophy, first it is important to understand 'philosophy' adequately. Jaspers was concerned about noting the originality and singularity of philosophy and he frames it as "to elucidate" (erhellen). As per Jaspers, this clarification or elucidation does not come to philosophers through an external agent but it happens by itself during the philosophical process and this happening is an innermost act. (Wildermuth, 2007). Philosophers understand the meaning and philosophy behind actions and things as they seek to explore hitherto mysterious, unexplained happenings and phenomenon.
However, only a few philosophers speak about the death. Even then, the best they can reveal about death is about its awareness. As such, although death is an unavoidable event and that is the only knowledge we have about it. All are aware that they have to face death one day and it will…
Eat, Pray, Love
Into the Wild
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
epresentation from Media Studies -- Culture and its elevance
Post Modernism Literature
Importance of Culture in Analysis
Theory and Methodology
Thematic Analysis -- Framework
Thematic analysis is appropriate for the following situations
Detective and inductive approaches
Analysis of two different phased of data
Analysis and Process of Comparing Literary Works of Post-Modern Period
Post Modernism Writers
Post Modern Literary Theory
A person's personal, work, and family life and how they relate to nature all define how well the person knows himself. This article will explore how one comes of age and life stages by comparing three movies and three novels. The books are Motorcycle Diaries (Che Guevara), Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Cheryl Strayed) and Into the Wild (John Krakauer). The…
Bhuvaneshwari. "THE THEORY OF POSTMODERNISM IN THE INTERPRETATION OF LITERATURE." Research Journal of English Language and Literature (2015): 629-637. Journal.
Clifford, Amber. "Book Review: The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey." International Journal of Motorcycle Studies (2005).
Kaplan, Jeffrey. "Young Adult Literature in the 21st Century." The Research Connection (2005): 11-18. Review Paper.
Kim, Farah. Life Lessons to Learn from Hector and the Search for Happiness. 29 January 2015. Online Document. 17 October 2016.
The churches provided open opposition to Hitler, particularly as he had declared a form of war on them as he wanted the state to take over the churches and to direct them in ways compatible with National Socialism. Various religious leaders were arrested, hundreds of them, eventually resulting in a diminishing of the resistance from that front. Shirer notes that this persecution of religion did not arouse the German people as it should have: "A people who had so lightly given up their political and cultural and economic freedoms were not, except for a relatively few, going to die or even risk imprisonment to preserve freedom of worship" (Shirer 240).
hile a large proportion of the intellectual class has rightly been blamed for failing in its responsibility to criticize the rise of National Socialism, there were also leading men in philosophy and education, history, jurisprudence, economics, physics, and other disciplines…
Rothfels, Hans, the German Opposition to Hitler. Chicago: Henry Regnery, 1962.
Shirer, William L., the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960.
From a substantive point-of-view, "ace/Ethnicity and the 2000 Census: Implications for Public Health" details the changes made in the terms of public health record keeping as mandated by the 1997 revised U.S. Office of Management and Budget Standards (Sondik et al., 1709). The duration of the article then explores the ramifications of these changes, both as they actually are and as they will be perceived to be due to difficulties presented with the implementation of these fairly new changes in previously existent standards. The fundamental alteration produced by the 1997 Office of Management and Budget, of course, is that the new set of standards being used will allow for individuals to claim multiple races while filling out census information which is used for the purpose of instituting and adhering to health information policy. While it has always been possible to report that an individual considered himself or herself…
Root, M.P.P. (1996). The Multiracial Experience: Racial Border as the New Frontier. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
Sondik, E.J., Lucas, J.W., Madans, J.H., Smith, S.S. (2000). "Race/Ethnicity and the 2000 Census: Implications for Public Health." American Journal of Public Health. Volume 90 (11) 1709-1713.
Eating disorders are the number one cause of mortality among mental disorders. A significant portion of women in America suffer from eating disorders. This paper describes these disorders and identifies common, practical and theoretical approaches to eating disorders that are used by counselors, therapists and care givers to help women overcome their struggles. It discusses some of the causes of these disorders. Finally, it identifies the how the Christian perspective and faith-based interventions can be used to help women obtain a better, healthier, more positive, and more realistic image of womanhood to help them deal with the social and peer pressures, the unhealthy emotions, and the mental afflictions that can cause them to develop eating disorders. This paper concludes with the affirmation that the Christian perspective on healing can be an effective approach to helping women who suffer from eating disorders.
a. Key facts and statistics…
Customer Service and Marketing
Customer Centric usiness
The customer-centric business model is a necessary hybrid delivery system of goods and services in today's business environment. With the advent of the Internet, and e-business, customers are no longer limited by traditional geographic parameters for their purchase choices. Other factors which established boundaries to the consumer's choices, such as limited knowledge of purchase options, and time constraints, or the inability to travel, and research options before making a purchase choice have been dissolved.
Today's consumer is driving the marketplace in much more powerful ways, since he or she can sit at a desktop computer, and become aware of the options, prices, and product selection in minutes. Armed with this power, the retailer, or provider of good and services that are not also in touch with the advancing level of consumers desires will be left with full shelves, few customers, and falling revenues.…
Almasy, Erich. Building a Customer-Centric Organization. 2000. Mercer Management Conculting. Accessed 12 Dec 2002. http://www.mmc.com/views/00winteralmasy.shtml
Drucker, Peter. (1982) In Search of Excellence. SanFrancisco: HarperCollins.
Ryan, Janet. Creating a Customer-Centric Online Business. 2001. Clickz.com. Accesses 12 Dec 2002 http://www.clickz.com/res/analyze_data/article.php/843481
" Cultural and social differences, then, between men and women are not so much reflections of differing social roles and expectations as they are reflections of basic genetic differences between men and women..." (Groenhout 51)
3.1. The family
To understand this criticism of feminism and the reaction to the attack on female domesticity, one has to know something about the background that initiated this reaction. This refers especially to the view of the family as a valued institution central to the structure of society that is in decline throughout the world.
A number or critics note how the feminist view and the "new" role of women in society has negatively affected the family. This has resulted as well in many feminists turning against the more radical views of feminism as they feel that they endanger the integrity of the family and family life. As one critic notes, "From the early…
Abrams, Kathryn. "From Autonomy to Agency: Feminist Perspectives on Self-Direction." William and Mary Law Review 40.3 (1999): 805. Questia. 14 Nov. 2008 http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5001258482 .
Kozol W. Fracturing Domesticity: Media, Nationalism, and the Question of Feminist Influence. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 20, no. 3, 1995.
Benedict, Helen. "Fear of Feminism." The Nation 11 May 1998: 10. Questia. 14 Nov. 2008 http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5002286596 .
It was argued by Epicurus that the souls and body could only interact if the souls are material.
Amicus, C. Ante Oculos - Epicurus and the Evidence-Based Life. Cassius Amicus, 2010.
Amicus, C. Lion of Epicurus - Lucian and His Epicurean Passages. Cassius Amicus, 2010.
Amicus, C. A Life Worthy of the Gods - the Life and Work of Epicurus. Cassius Amicus, 2011.
Amicus, C. The octrines of Epicurus -- Annotated. Cassius Amicus, 2011.
Benatar, . Life, eath, & Meaning: Key Philosophical Readings on the Big Questions. 2nd Edition. Rowman & Littlefield, 2009.
Fish, J., and Sanders, K.R. Epicurus and the Epicurean Tradition, Epicurus and the Epicurean Tradition, Epicurus and the Epicurean Tradition. Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Greer, H.T., and Lewis, G. A Brief History of the Western World. 9th Edition. Cengage Learning, 2004.
Hindson, E., and Caner, E. The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics: Surveying the Evidence for the…
David Benatar. Life, Death, & Meaning: Key Philosophical Readings on the Big Questions. 2nd Edition. Rowman & Littlefield, 2009, p. 23.
Thomas H. Greer, Gavin Lewis. A Brief History of the Western World. 9th Edition. Cengage Learning, 2004, p. 45.
Ed Hindson, Ergun Caner. The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics: Surveying the Evidence for the Truth of Christianity. Harvest House Publishers, 2008, p. 52.
Art One-Point Linear Perspective in the enaissance
One-Point Linear Perspective in the enaissance
In the context of art, perspective is generally defined as "… the technique an artist uses to create the illusion of three dimensions on a flat surface" (Essak). Perspective is in essence an illusion of depth and realism in the work of art. It is also an intrinsic part of human evolutionary makeup. As Edgerton ( 2006) states, "
Every human being who has ever lived from Pleistocene times to the present, has experienced in vision the apparent convergence of parallel edges of objects as they extend away from our eyes and seem to come together in a single "vanishing point" on the distant horizon… (Edgerton, 2006)
However, from an art historical perspective it is also true that linear or single-point perspective has not always been an accepted part of painting and artistic creation. It is in…
Edgerton, S. ( 2006). Picturing the Mind's Eye. Tampa University. Journal of Art History,
1. Retrieved from http://journal.utarts.com/articles.php?id=4&type=paper
Op Art History Part I: A History of Perspective in Art. Retrieved from http://www.op-
post, questions How categorize point view [e.g., -person, -person (i.e., "), -person limited, -person omniscient]? Is point view consistent story (told perspective), shift points narrative? (If, make note occur.
The point-of-view of this rendition of "Little Red Riding Hood" could best be characterized as third-person omniscient. The narrator knows everything that is transpiring in the story as it happens, even though certain aspects of the tale (such as the fact that the wolf wants to eat Little Red Riding Hood) are not known to the protagonist in the 'real time' of the storytelling. The narrator knows, for example, that the wolf is wary of the nearby woodsmen, so he does not eat Little Red Riding Hood right away, but instead contrives to locate where the grandmother's house might be. Red Riding Hood is ignorant of this fact and happily directs the wolf to the house.
Midway through the story, the…
It is impossible in six short pages to fully comprehend the attitudes that hite Americans had to Native Indians and black Americans in the early centuries of our nation's founding. That was m not my intent. My goal rather, was to illustrate first that although we are often presented a dominant narrative as the narrative, the truth is that in surveying American attitudes towards American Indians and Blacks a single cohesive narrative does not exist. If such a narrative did exist the Native American Seminole tribe of Florida would not exist. The Seminoles were a tri-racial tribe composed of Creek Indians, remainders of smaller tribes, runaway slaves and whites who preferred to live in Indian society (Loewen). The First and Second Seminole wars (1816-18, 1835-42) in which the Seminoles fought against invading hites who demanded that they surrender their African-American members, were fought not for economic value but to eliminate…
Jordan, Winthrop D. White Over Black:American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812. University of North Carolina Press., 1995.
Loewen, James. Lies My Teacher Told Me. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.
Miller, Eric. George Washington and the Indians. 1994. 25 March 2010 .
Root, Maria. Love's Revolution: Interracial Marriage. Temple University Press, 2001.
successful aging as viewed by Generation X versus Baby Boomers over the age of
Successful Ageing: Generation X versus Baby Boomers
Numerous studies have focused on understanding and defining the constituents of successful aging. The term "successful aging" is popular in the gerontological literature to cover processes in aging. The processes of aging are positive, and at times, the term has shown relations to "vital aging" or "active aging" implying that later life is characterized by sustained health and vitality. According to Moody (2005), "successful aging" suggests main ideas including life satisfaction, longevity, freedom from disability, mastery, and growth, active management with life and independence.
According to Dubey et al. (2011), as people grow older, they have incidences of illnesses. However, an older population has numerous needs as compared to a younger population. Life satisfaction continues to be an important aspect in the study of aging. This is because it…
AARP. (2007). Leading a multi-generational workforce. Retrieved from http://assets.aarp.org/www.aarp.org_/cs/misc/leading_a_multigenerational_workforce.pdf
Berkman, L., Unger, J.B., McAvay, G., Bruce, M.L., Seeman, L., (1999). Variation in the impact of social network characteristics on the physical functioning in elderly persons.
The Journals of Gerontology, 54(B), 245-251
Bovbierg, V.E., McCann, B.S., Brief, D.J., Follette, W.E., Retzlaff, B.M., Dowdy, A.A.,
In Gilderhus's opinion as a historian, world relations are influenced by a series of overruling factors. These issues involve matters such as safety measures, financial concerns, national politics, ideologies, etc.
The history of relations between the U.S. And the rest of the world is another subject tackled by Gilderhus. He goes as far as identifying the Munro doctrine as a basis for the international laws employed by the contemporary U.S. hile holding high esteem for the doctrine in its basic form, Gilderhus considers that it is also detrimental because it can cover other interests. The doctrine's main role is to maintain world order, but in Gilderhus's opinion it can be related to an early measure taken by the U.S. To make certain that its financial and defensive interests are not threatened.
Throughout history, historians have had the feeling that their writings would not appeal to the public in a simple…
1. Gilderhus, Mark T., "The Monroe Doctrine: Meanings and Implications," Presidential Studies Quarterly 36.1 (2006)
2. Gilderhus, Mark T. (2000). "The second century: U.S. -- Latin American relations since 1889." Rowman & Littlefield.
Gilderhus, Mark T. (2000). "The second century: U.S. -- Latin American relations since 1889." Rowman & Littlefield.
Gilderhus, Mark T. (2000). "The second century: U.S. -- Latin American relations since 1889." Rowman & Littlefield.
Pascal's View Of The Heart
Pascal seemed, on the surface to make one of the most famous reasoned and calculated defenses of Western Christian philosophy when the French thinker made his 'wager' that it was better to suppose that God existed, rather than did not exist, given the proposition of eternal life if one acquiesced, and the certainty of damnation of one did not. But in Pascal's less quoted but more extensive musings on his "View of the Heart" in relation to, in reaction with, and ultimately in support of the limits of rational human philosophy, Pascal suggested that reason did not alone satisfy all of the functions of human philosophy. In fact, in his Pensees 423 Pascal states: "The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing." The heart, in Pascal's philosophy, stands opposed to the pure rationalism of the head, when really the heart should, and does,…
Christianity and the Environment
Despite the popular view that many Christians believe environmental issues to be unimportant and indeed incompatible with their core beliefs, there are many more who believe quite the opposite. Many Christians today take environmental issues to heart (McDermott 2011), believing that it is not only the right of the faithful to inhabit and "rule over" the earth, but also their duty to protect this environment. In fact, the majority of Christians have embraced the idea of environmental protection and action to curb climate change without feeling that such action is incompatible with their basic faith. Hence, despite the historic tendency to exploit the earth and its resources under license of their "special" place in creation, Christians today believe that the biblical idea of "mastery" also means protection. Even prominent institutions such as the Vatican believe in the importance of protecting the earth, while the faithful on…
Deem, R. 2009. Is Christianity Anti-Environmental? Evidence for God, Jul. 7. Web. http://www.godandscience.org/apologetics/environment.html
DeWitt, Calvin B. And Nash, Robert. 2009. Christains and the Environment: How Should Christians Think About the Environment? Christian Research Institute, Feb 28. Web. http://www.equip.org/articles/christians-and-the-environment-how-should-christians-think-about-the-environment/
DeYoung, Donald. 2012. Should Christians be Concerned About the Environment? Web. https://christiananswers.net/q-eden/edn-c021.html
McDermott, Mat. 2011. Stewardship Over Creation: Christianity & The Environment. TreeHugger. Web. http://www.treehugger.com/culture/stewardship-over-creation-christianity-the-environment.html
For Your Eyes Only
"Bond had time for these reflections because M. seemed to be having difficulty in coming to the point. Bond had been asked if he had anything on at the moment, and he had replied happily that he hadn't and had waited for Pandora's box to be opened for him. He was mildly intrigued because M. had addressed him as James and not by his number -- 007. This was unusual during duty hours. It sounded as if there might be some personal angle to this assignment -- as if it might be put to him more as a request than as an order. And it seemed to Bond that there was an extra small cleft of worry between the frosty, damnably clear, grey eyes. And three minutes was certainly too long to spend getting a pipe going."
This passes introduces Bond to the reader in the…
Letter From an Escaped Slave to his Former Master" by Jackson Whitney. Specifically, it will explain, analyze, and critique the document, while explaining the historical context in which it exists and the point-of-view it creates which gives us insight into the events of that time.
Jackson Whitney's impassioned letter to his former master is a microcosm of history. Not only does it emphatically indicate what was in his mind and heart, it illustrates the great stresses slave families were put under by their unfeeling and unsympathetic owners. Families were torn apart, usually forever. Jackson's letter shows his bitterness at being removed from his family, and it gives a deep insight into slave families of the time, and what they faced. Not only that, it indicates the steps slaves would undertake to free themselves. Jackson went all the way to Canada where he could not be sent back to his master.…
Whitney, Jackson. "A Letter From an Escaped Slave to his Former Master." Slave Testimony: Two centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews, and Autobiographies. John W. Blassing, ed., (1977).
Once again, the moral value of the matter in question is proven to be wrong.
Therefore, the fundamental principles which need to be taken into consideration when discussing the Kantian ethics are represented by the categorical imperative, humanity and autonomy. The most important value that man needs to respect is life. Just like he will not harm another person's life, he must never harm his own. Annulling one's self means not only annulling your own humanity, but also using it as a means for reaching happiness. This is wrong, because humanity in all its forms and manifestations should be dealt with as a goal in itself and never as a mere means.
It might be argued that happiness is the supreme goal of all the human beings. When life is made only of things which cause misery and it is clear that there is no hope for things to get…
Kant, Immanuel. The metaphysics of morals. Trans. Gregor, Mary J., Sullivan, Roger. Cambridge University Press, 1997
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The United Kenya Club was founded in 1946 and was the first multi-racial social organization in Kenya; the organization sponsored concerts and cultural events open to all ethnicities (if you could afford a ticket price). The liberal paternalists pressed for programs that would introduce "profit-making crafts to landless laborers," would "encourage the growth of a prosperous rural elite" and also would encourage progressive agricultural practices among poor peasants. Moreover, the liberal paternalists (Kennedy 248) wished to "instill estern principles of hygiene and child care" among African women and their daughters.
Missionaries were traditionally among the liberal paternalists, Kennedy points out, and when Sir Philip Mitchell became governor of Kenya, he "sought to invigorate the peasant agricultural sector" in order to build a more diversified economy (Kennedy 249). Mitchell also believed "with some justification" that a few of the white leaders among the British settlers "could be persuaded to cooperate in…
Clough, Marshall S. 1998. Mau Mau Memoirs: History, Memory, and Politics. Boulder, CO:
Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Edgerton, Robert B. 1989. Mau Mau: An African Crucible. New York: The Free Press.
Elkins, Caroline. 2005. Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya.
Certainly, one could tell from your presentation that your political past and present has not yet left you, but the valid ideas remain. My discourse is structured less on what we should do, but rather on how water is both a commodity and a public good.
Moderator: Excellent, but please make sure you don't get into a fight with Paul's rigorous political approach!
Karen akker: Right, will do. We can all understand why water is a public good: because the public drinks it, washes with it and uses it for water balloons. On the other hand, there are companies who see that water can also be a commodity and, as such, they stock the water in water balloons and them sell them, either to the state, in public-private partnerships, or directly to the population. France is a good example in this sense, but then, it was also them who had…
1. Muldoon, Paul, and Theresa McClenaghan. 2007. "A tangled web: Reworking Canada's water laws." In Eau Canada: The future of Canada's water, ed. Karen Bakker, 245-261. Vancouver: UBC Press
2. Barlow, Maude. 2007. Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right Water.
3. Boyd, David. 2003. Unnatural Law: Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy. Vancouver UBC Press.
4. Bakker, Karen. 2003. Liquid Assets. Alternatives Journal. 29 (2). P. 17-21
lack peoples believe that America is being white society day by day and other identities are favored very less as compare to white peoples. It is the white race which controls almost everything for Muslims and black it is like a dream to be a president or getting selected for any higher post America may be a melting point but this problem has become common issue now but none can do anything to get rid of it. If we go in depth we will come to know who is being victim of prejudice the things which are being affected by prejudice in America are institutes and Offices. It is affecting peoples because of prejudice all of the black Americans has become victims of complex, prejudice is also affecting all of the events, which serve as dedication to American liberty. There are still few peoples found in America who believes that…
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Tracinski, Rober. April 16, 2001. 'America's Problem with Prejudice' http://www.aynrand.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=7349&news_iv_ctrl=1076
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City of Boulder View -- ISSUE
The issue from the City of Boulder's point-of-view, and the one that would be presented to a Court, deals with the legality of legislating particular actions on city property. The City of Boulder would maintain that it has the legal right to legislate activities in the park, not only for safety reasons, but to maintain order and fairness. For instance, there is already an ordinance in place that closes the park at night, likely to protect the citizenry since the park is dark and cannot be policed properly at night. Similarly, there is already a park rule prohibiting placement of private signs in the parks. These rules were already put in place and are based upon the notion that a City Park is designed for the needs of all the citizens, should be free of commercialization, danger, and overt issues that would hamper the…
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Freedom and the root of utilitarianism are focused on providing society as a whole with happiness, not just a particular group of individuals in the social order. Mill risks generalizing at this point, as he is inclined to impose his point-of-view without expressing interest in what others want.
It would be normal for someone to want people to achieve happiness, but this is not necessarily the case in Mill's situation, as he believes that his happiness is general and that every person on earth needs to have access to concepts that make him happy. Even with the fact that he was aware of the importance of objective thinking, Mill failed to observe that his theory acted directly against it.
2. Humans have feelings and their lives are governed by various sentiments that they experience through their lives. Mill's theory can actually become simpler if one were to consider things from…
court ruling 'Two Views on Court's Ruling" (2003) presents the differing opinions of legal analysts Douglas W. Kmiec and Alan Hirsh regarding the Massachusetts Supreme Court decision to extend the legal definition of marriage to include homosexual couples. In the section entitled "Judges overstepped role," Kmiec argues that the Massachusetts ruling "tears at the institution of family upon which all else depends." In spite of his being a constitutional law professor at Pepperdine, Kmiec's position is based on opinion and a spurious morality, not on legal fact and precedent. Kmiec also argues that the decision was wrong because it was made by "judges who assume they are wiser than their fellow citizens." Hirsh, however, finds that "legally speaking, the decision in this case is in fact conservative." In his piece "Ruling is conservative," Hirsh anticipates arguments like those of Kmiec, referring to Marbury vs. Madison to note that the Massachusetts…
Durkheim called the unfortunate mental state produced by modernity "anomie." Anomie is best expressed as the state of alienation felt by the modern urbanite, dwelling far away from traditional family structures and religious rituals. "Anomie is impossible whenever interdependent organs are sufficiently in contact and sufficiently extensive. If they are close to each other, they are readily aware, in every situation, of the need which they have of one another, and consequently they have an active and permanent feeling of mutual dependence." (Durkheim, p.184, cited by Dunman, 1996)
In contrast to eber, rather than fearing too many constraints as a result of industrialization, Durkheim believed that the dangers of alienation lay in having no connections or confines within accepted laws of family, culture, and traditional governance. (Dunman, 1999) Durkheim felt that a lack of societal limits on behavior in an anonymous, modern society led to sadness and despair, which he…
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Elwell, Frank. "Max Weber's Home Page." 1996. [12 Jul 2006]
Jesus the Only Savior?
Part I Pluralism
It must first be noted that the author, Ronald H. Nash, was a Calvinist/aptist philosopher and apologist and a professor on theology and history for more than four decades. He earned many more honors and occupied more positions than will open him to questioning as to his vast knowledge of the theological discipline.
His book introduces the philosophies surrounding salvation, i.e., exclusivism, inclusivism and pluralism. The first Part of the book discusses pluralism, which argues that all religions offer all men a way to salvation. Nash replies most adequately to the repudiation of pluralism, as presented by John Hicks, its most influential proponent, and inclusivism. Pluralists, like Hicks, and inclusivists wage ferocious attacks against the long-held iblical doctrine of Christianity that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation, as explicitly stated in John 14:6. Pluralism holds that there are many paths to…
Boston Collaborative Encyclopedia of Western Theology, 2008
Nash, Ronald H. Is Jesus the Only Savior? Paperback. Michigan: Zondervan Publishing
Nash, Ronald H. Is Jesus the Only Savior? Kindle Edition. Amazon Digital Services,
marketing recommendations, one must first point out towards the fact that Romania (1) lacks a true branding campaign, such as the ones that Spain, Finland or even ulgaria have undergone during the past years and (2) because it has no branding policies to promote its values abroad and make positive connections in foreigners' minds with Romania, the first things that a foreigner will be able to say about Romania are related to thieves, Ceausescu or the stray dogs in ucharest.
This report will aim at discovering some of the positive elements that Romania has to offer and the adequate means by which these elements can be promoted to the audience we are addressing. The report contains two essential parts: image and branding recommendations, where positive elements about Romania are listed and analyzed, while the marketing approaches describe the channel of communication to be used in order to be able to…
1. Bird, Michael. Bucharest Garden City. July 2005. On the Internet at www.brandingromania.ro
2. Clinton, Bill. How to build the reputation of a country. June 2005. On the Internet at http://www.brandingromania.com/?author=16
Bird, Michael. Bucharest Garden City. July 2005. On the Internet at www.brandingromania.ro
Memories of Cyprus
A View of Greek & Turkish- Cypriots
Memories of the past play an important role in deciding our present and future. They even have a potential of molding the course of our life. Different people sharing the same history may have a different perspective of looking at it; therefore they develop their own different set of memories based on their individual events. This is exactly what happened to the Greeks and Turks as a result of political and military events in Cyprus. Where the centre of this memory is same: Cyprus, how two sides of the same story vary greatly, is quite amusing. Memories about Cyprus affected the lives of Greeks and Turks greatly however they both chose to respond to it differently and that is what changed the course of their lives.
The Turkish invasion of Cyprus, launched on 20 July 1974, was a…
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Bryant, R. (2005), "Writing the catastrophe, Nostalgia and its Histories in Cyprus." Journal of Modern Greek Studies 25, 399-422.
in "Piaf," Pam Gems provides a view into the life of the great French singer and arguably the greatest singer of her generation -- Edith Piaf. (Fildier and Primack, 1981), the slices that the playwright provides, more than adequately trace her life. Edith was born a waif on the streets of Paris (literally under a lamp-post). Abandoned by her parents -- a drunken street singer for a mother and a circus acrobat father -- Edith learns to fend for herself from the very beginning. As a natural consequence of her surroundings, she makes the acquaintance of several ne'er do wells. She rises above the lifestyles of the girls she grows up with who prostitute themselves for a living in the hope that they will eventually meet a benefactor with whom they can settle. Edith has a talent for singing and she indulges this interest by singing loudly in the streets.…
Beauvoir, Simone de, and Parshley, H.M. The Second Sex. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.pp. lv, 786
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Engels, Fredrick. "The Development of Utopian Socialism." Trans. Lafargue, Paul. Marx/Engels Selected Works. Revue Socialiste. Ed. Basgen, Brian. Vol. 3. New York: Progress Publishers, 1880. 95-151.
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Internet Censorship in China, South Africa and the est
Internet censorship in China, South Africa and other countries is something that prohibits real discussion from taking place regarding issues that affect the public. For instance, in China, certain key word searches are automatically filtered out so that users cannot find the information they are seeking. hile Internet censorship may be good from one perspective (in terms of stemming the flow of child pornography, curbing false information, or putting a nation's interests first), it can be viewed as bad from another perspective (in terms of cutting down on the opportunity to inform sides of a dialogue, promoting free exchange of ideas, or discussing why one form of pornography is allowed but not another). This paper will show why Internet censorship can be interpreted in both positive and negative ways depending on the perspective that one adopts (whether one is pro-Statist or…
Bitso, Constance. "Internet Censorship In South Africa: A Brief Expose Of Negative and Positive Trends." South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science 80.1 (2014): 41-51. Academia Search Complete.
Carr, Madeline. "Internet Freedom, Human Rights and Power." Australian Journal of International Affairs 67.5 (2013): 621-637. Academia Search Complete.
Casavant, L., Robertson, J. "The Evolution of Pornography Law in Canada."
Parliament of Canada, 2015.
Humanity, this suggests, cannot serve two masters -- God and a king, and humanity in the form of Israel chooses kingship. Thus, humanity is far more servile and weak and in need of divine guidance, than human beings who actively resist tyranny, in Herodotus, whether it be in their schema of governance of not. "This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots." warns Samuel. (8.11) Unlike Herodotus, failures to come are moral, rather than active events in battle, and they are the failures of Israel, not of her opponents alone.
Thus, Herodotus' vantage as an outsider to Persian customs, and Samuel's view as an insider to the land of Israel affects their points-of-view as well. Both authors take…
Herodotus. Histories. Lewis Stiles, Translator. (14 October 2004) http://duke.usask.ca/~porterj/DeptTransls/Hdt.html#xerxes?
Samuel. King James Version. (14 October 2004) http://www.bartleby.com/108/09/8.html
Cartesian dualism emerges from Descartes's approach of radical skepticism. Wanting to know what can be determined to be absolutely true, Descartes begins by doubting all sensory perception as fundamentally external and liable to interference. Just as we understand that hallucination exists as a real phenomenon -- whereby we might "see" an object that is not really there -- we may come to understand that all the evidence obtained from eyesight may not necessarily be a valid representation of the external world. Indeed, we do not even have to refer to the pathological category of hallucination to understand what it would mean to find sensory evidence to be deceptive. In his recent book on hallucinations, the noted neuroscientist Dr. Oliver Sacks (2012) makes reference to "dreams, which one can argue are hallucinations of a sort" (xiii). Anyone who has had a vivid dream knows that they contain visual, auditory, and…
Churchland, PM. (1988). Matter and consciousness: A contemporary introduction to the philosophy of mind. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Descartes, R. (1999). Discourse on method and Meditations on first philosophy. 4th ed. Trans. D. Cress. New York: Hackett.
Sacks, O. (2012). Hallucinations. New York: Knopf.
In this case, according to the utilitarian approach, Janet would probably choose to not accept the position with Karen's employer.
The reason she would not would be because even though it would benefit her immensely it would not provide the greatest benefits and the least harm to the most amount of individuals, in fact the exact opposite would be true.
If, however, Janet were to approach this same scenario from the Kantian point-of-view, she might choose to accept the position with Karen's company, even though it would not provide the greatest benefits for the most people. Immanuel Kant, in the 18th century espoused a philosophy that said that an individual's right to choose for himself was one of the most basic rights of mankind. Kant said that what separated humans from animals was that humans have a dignity based on their individual right and ability to choose freely what they…
privatization of the telecommunication industry in Nigeria
QUESTIONNAIRE DESIGN AND SCALE MEASUREMENT
There is much controversy with regard to the contemporary privatized telecommunication companies. In order to gain a more complex understanding of the topic, one would have to interact with people and observe how they feel with regard to the fact that telecommunication companies are being privatized. By addressing senior managers, government officials, consultants, and academia, the research methodology process aims at providing accurate information regarding the way that specific communities feel toward the fact that capitalism is slowly but surely taking over the telecommunication industry in the country.
Measurement is one of the most important steps in this process, taking into account that, in order for it to be reliable and valid, the researcher needs to have a very good understanding of the concepts he or she is measuring.
In order to achieve best results with the questionnaire…
Total Design Process such as product design specification. It explores all the details of product design and development process while handling all the basic concepts of the initial design. It also gives all the details of the embodiment design and all the important attributes that are a must in the process of Total Design Process. The paper also explores the utilization of the common tools and techniques of design such as DFMA and FMEA. The paper succinctly explores all the aspects that are of importance to the success of any process of material design and general manufacturing process.
A product design specification (PDS) is an expression of a not yet designed that product is meant to be produced from scratch. Its objective is to make sure that the resulting design and development of a certain product meets the standards expected by the end user.
The PDS acts as the very…
CROSS, N., (2006). T211 Design and Designing: Block 2,-page 99.
Hollins, W & Hollins G.Total Design: Managing the Design Process in the Service Sector
The Open University (UK), (2001). T881 Manufacture Materials Design: Block 1: The design activity model,-page 10. Milton Keynes: The Open University.
Literature Review Practice Activity
Rewrite the following sections from literature reviews that can be improved. here is no ONE RIGH answer, but REMEMBER these: 1) Do not use first person, 2) Paraphrase when possible, 3) Use quotes only if it makes your argument stronger and you cannot say it otherwise, and 4) Never say "in the article" or "in the book." o help you, you can write down in a sentence or two, or using bullet points why you revised it in the way you did.
hese schools provide students the opportunity to take on responsibility and build relationships among their peers, teachers, and administrators; much like Vygotsky's idea of interaction. It also allows for students to interact with those within the community. It also touches base on the teacher being the facilitator of the classroom as opposed to an authoritative figure and lectures. It is important to…
Types of formative assessment are; selected response, extended written responses, performance assessment, and personal communication. Teachers that are constantly providing feedback are also talking to parents to inform them of student progress. This helps build a bridge of teamwork between home and school. Parents who are receiving feedback from assessments should be asking themselves, "What can we do at home to support learning? Is my child learning new things?" (Stiggins, 2006). In order for students to experience positive results while in school, teachers, parents, and educational institutes as a whole need to work together and identify the actions they can take so as to make this possible.
4. The way Dewey (1938) talks about learning by doing is really impressive, and one should take his progressive approach when implementing literacy centers (Tomlinson, 2007). Literacy centers are a form of differentiation that are cool and great for my students because it really, really pushes them! One should take Carol Ann's idea about grouping students by what interests them, their reading ability and even their learning style, like their multiple intelligence!
5. "The purpose of education in a democracy is to break down barriers, to overcome obstacles, to open doors, minds, and possibilities." (Ayers, 2000). Education should "aim at something deeper and richer than simply imbibing and accepting existing codes and conventions, acceding to whatever is before us." (Ayers, 2000). Education needs to be "linked to freedom, to the ability to see and also to alter, to understand and also to reinvent, to know and also to change the world as we find it." (Ayers, 2000).
View from Li-Chao's Husband, or Afterward to an Afterward on Records on Metal and Stone"
Friend, let me advise you. Friend, do not marry. Collect yourself a nice-looking cook for the kitchen, a winsome maid for the tidying up of one's bedroom, and let your mother boss you around every now and then, if you are the type of man who likes that sort of thing.
Collect women rather than take one woman to wife. Collect women like books. One does not read one book all one's life. Rather different books exist for different purposes and give readers access to different realms of knowledge. So it should be with women. Have a different woman for different purposes, and never settle on one single one for all.
If you must marry, marry a woman who cannot write from the country, no matter how big her feet.
Never, never marry…
I conducted interviews with three individuals: osemary, Ann and Tom, and got varying answers. However, all the responses held that the days of creation of Genesis 1 were literally six (24-hour) days. Their proof of this is in Genesis where day is described as the light to differentiate it from the darkness, referred to as night. Tom and Ann are convinced that earth and life is about 6,000 years old. They mention that the genealogies in Genesis 5 and 11 provide us with the years from Adam to Abraham, who nearly all academics agree, lived around 2000 B.C. This places the creation date at about 6,000 years ago. However, osemary does not agree with their standpoint. She points out that the age of earth and life goes into millions of years based on scientific techniques like radioactive dating of materials. osemary and Ann believed that apes and man do…
Ham, K., & Wieland, C. (n.d.). How long is a "day" in the Bible? Retrieved November 28, 2016, from http://www.creationists.org/how-long-is-a-day-in-the-bible.html
Deem, R. (2013). How old is the earth according to the bible and science? Retrieved November 28, 2016, from http://www.godandscience.org/youngearth/age_of_the_earth.html
Guinness, O. (2010). Were Adam and eve historical figures? Retrieved November 28, 2016, from http://biologos.org/common-questions/human-origins/were-adam-and-eve-historical-figures
Mortenson, T. (2011). Young-earth creationist view summarized and defended. Retrieved November 28, 2016, from https://answersingenesis.org/creationism/young-earth/young-earth-creationist-view-summarized-and-defended/
Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, towards the end of her fourth year in office stressed the significant need to improve the relations between the United States and the diverse communities that make up the Islamic world. She went on to add that the United States harbored no interest to maintain hostile relations and rather it was more important for reasons ranging from stability to development, to support for the rule of law that was common between most of the Muslim-majority states that these relations be improved. She herself admits that the attempts of cooperation have been hindered by the view of most Muslims that the U.S. is hostile or indifferent to the Muslim world. She goes on to add how this can be done. "As representatives of America, we must explain our policies to Muslim audiences overseas in ways that engage their attention, respect their beliefs, and demonstrate understanding,…
The many complicated issues that are associated with assessments in education no doubt provide ample discussion material, as the teaching profession must be prepared to examine itself in a self-critical manner. To me, assessment can be used effectively when used in balance with other methods. The lack of importance that grades usually reflect outside the classroom environment supports this idea, but to eliminate assessment would also be taking away a key tool that is useful in monitoring progress.
The cause of this imbalance is a result of a misapplied strategy that seeks to only address problems and not solve them. Too often, educators focus on the subjects of what is being taught instead of the learning process itself. Learning how to think is much more important, and preliminary, before learning what to think. The objective nature of accepted facts within the education environment erodes at the critical instincts…
narrator confront his father and use the steps of effective communication?
The conflict between the narrator and his father could have been successfully resolved through the use of the five steps for effective confrontation. These five steps are the prelude to conflict, the triggering event, the initiation phase, the differentiation phase, and the resolution phase. Certain choices and behaviors made at each of these ponts within a conflict influence how effectively the conflict is resolved.
The first step would be to recognize and be aware of the prelude to conflict, which includes all of the variables that allow the conflict to occur between the people involved. In the scenario, the prelude to conflict includes the narrator and his father as the participants in the conflict situation, the fact that they have a strained relationship with a history of conflict, the mother who acts as a bystander, and the context of…
Rock climbing is dangerous and statistically few people engage in this behavior. Yet few would consider it socially unacceptable in individualistic cultures (even if they assess it as unusual and dangerous). What would be abnormal, however, is a person who rock climbs naked, since in that case they are going against even the accepted "norms" of the rock climbing community (provided they are not part of a nudist rock climbing group where such behavior could be deemed appropriate).
To take another example: depression and anxiety disorders are common in U.S. society. They are not dominant, but they are frequent enough to question whether they are abnormal from a statistical perspective. If one decides statistically that depressive behavior is not abnormal, one is left to search other criteria. Is depression familiar or unfamiliar? Is depression socially acceptable or socially maladaptive? Does it place the person in conflict with their surroundings with…
American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 4th Ed. Washington, DC: Author.
These shameful thoughts could have, perhaps, led to an outward manifestation, which Steven was able to quell by watching violent sexual pornography as well as films containing death and murder. He particularly liked watching films where women were the objects of violence and violent sex.
Steven and his feelings of hostility for Linda seem to have come about after the depression because he has not dealt with past issues that are still haunting him and making him feel shameful. It can be reasoned that Linda was like his mother who gave her love and then took it away. While Steven felt hurt and confused by his mother's actions, and though he had that immediate reaction after Linda broke up with him, his feelings turned to anger and hostility, which are perhaps directed toward his mother and father as well as toward Linda since they were all people whom Steven felt…
There is also a question of the author's bias for requiring the paper ballots. One has to wonder if this requirement might mean more work for him in future elections. The author's credibility is somewhat diminished by his use of a single example of someone who might have interest in manipulating elections, well-funded foreign powers. Certainly, this could be a possibility, but there are just as many other likely candidates that Rubin should have mentioned. It appears that his choice of example is an attempt to charge emotions rather than to offer serious analysis.
Rubins's article has been successful at making one consider the possibility that there may be security issues with electronic voting. but, it certainly hasn't proved this point. Apparently, the state of Maryland which has just bought $55.6 million worth of these machines doesn't think so. It would be interesting to read its security evaluation.
Rubin, Avi. "An Insider's View of Vote Vulnerability." Common Dreams Newscenter. 10 Mar. 2004. http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0310-02.htm (Accessed 1 Mar. 2007).
Man's View of a ife
The woman's role seems to be changing with globalization. The men feel that the roles have interchanged with women becoming the bread winners while their men stay at home baby-sitting. This has been debated for a long time with women holding serious conferences like in Beijing to determine their role in the families as well as in the communities. From creation, the woman was to stay at home taking care of the children and other chores while the man went out to labor for the family. hen man was created, he was given the role of taking care of his wife and children. On the other side, the woman would bear children; take care of them and the husband. ith time, this was to change.
The man's expectation of a good wife is a caregiver whose work is to not only bear, but take care…
Green, Robert T., and Isabella C.M. Cunningham. "Feminine Role Perception And Family Purchasing Decisions." Journal Of Marketing Research (JMR) 12.3 2012: 325- 332. Business Source Complete.
This journal talks of how the women roles have changed mostly due to the men behavior. It compares different family decision matters under different conditions of female role perception. It compares the different modern and traditional family roles especially with age and income categories.
Kohen, Janet A. "Housewives, Breadwinners, Mothers And Family Heads: The Changing Family Roles Of Women." Advances In Consumer Research 8.1 (2012): 576- 579. Business Source Complete
Kohen talks on the delayed ages in marriage causing the changing roles for women. He feels that the decreased fertilities and higher employment rates, with increased family headships has caused a major change in women's attitude and their roles in the families. The chapters review that recent research findings have shown women's definition of their family role being able to their personal goals.
. . . The gains of both are mutual and reciprocal, and the division of labour is in this, as in all other cases, advantageous to all the different persons employed in the various occupations into which it is subdivided."
Therefore, the division of labor and human nature combine to produce a natural growth of the market, and the more people that are involved, the more opportunities for growth there will be as a result. In this regard, Smith adds that, "The greater the number and revenue of the inhabitants of the town, the more extensive is the market which it affords to those of the country; and the more extensive that market, it is always the more advantageous to a great number" (Book III, chapter 1).
This point is also made by McLean (2006) who reports, "After discussing the division of labour, Smith moves on to point out that…
Clark, Charles M. (2002, June). "Wealth and Poverty: On the Social Creation of Scarcity."
Journal of Economic Issues 36(2): 415-421.
Foster, John B. (2002, January). "Monopoly Capital and the New Globalization." Monthly
Review 53(8): 1-5.
Religious Views of the Holocaust
Most people realize that during World War II, the Nazi Party of Germany waged a relentless war against people they did not welcome in their country for one reason or another. We all know that over 6 million Jews died during the Holocaust, but many people don't realize that the Nazis targeted others as well, including Gypsies and some Christians who would not cooperate with the Nazi regime or who were caught aiding those who were supposed to be sent to concentration camps.
Given that the Holocaust was a multicultural and multi-religious event, it is interesting to consider how some major religions might view the events. Christianity teaches that all murder is against the law of God. However most Christian religions allow the execution of criminals by state governments. This is why we have individuals who protest executions but rarely hear entire denominations protest such…
Dworkin, Andrea. 1994. The Unremembered: Searching for Women at the Holocaust Memorial Museum. Ms. Magazine, V:3
Rittner, Carol, Smith, Stephen D., and Steinfeldt, Irena, editors.
The Holocaust and the Christian World: Reflections on the Past - Challenges for the Future. 1994. New York: Continuum.
healthy Nutrition: A Chemistry View Point
Chemistry is a branch of sciences that deals with the compositions of matter and helps in identifying the substances that form matter. Living as well as non-living bodies are formed with substances. These substances differ in their composition, nature, properties, and reactions with other substances. There is a vital role of chemicals and chemistry in everyday life of human beings. The impacts of chemical substances on living beings can also be divided into direct and indirect categories. The impact of environmental substances is indirect in nature whereas direct impacts are chemical composition of food, nutrition, vitamins, and physical activity.
The following sections are focused on detailed review of relevance for chemistry and chemicals on healthy eating habits, nutrition, and vitamins. The significant role of physical activity and exercising is also elaborated in the sections below. There are significant benefits of healthy diet and exercise.…
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Turning Points in American History
Two Turning Points and Current Impact on Cultural, Social, Economic and Political Life
Two historical turning points are the Social Security Act and the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Social Security Act, passed in 1935, was intended to provide a "safety net" for people who could not support themselves (Schultz, 2010, p. 399). This "social welfare" was a significant departure from the federal government's prior tendency to let citizens fend for themselves financially. The strength of the Social Security Act's impact on our history is at least partially proven by the fact that it expanded significantly and endures to this day. The Social Security Act currently influences several facets of American life: society and culture, in that the responsibility of the federal government for the welfare of its citizens is now a commonly accepted idea; economy, in that Social Security is now a…
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