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349 results for “Selfishness”.


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Sociology

Selfishness Like Any Other Sort of Human

Words: 580
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Selfishness Like any other sort of human vice, selfishness -- or the excessive concern with one's own individual desires and appetites -- can be threatening to the established social…

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4 Pages
Essay

Leadership

Selfishness of Employees There Are a Number

Words: 1138
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

Selfishness of Employees There are a number of problems that need to be addressed by the company, and to do this will require decisive leadership. That leadership must combine…

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6 Pages
Essay

Ethics / Morality

Altruism vs Rands Selfishness

Words: 1720
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Essay

Rand's Rational Self Interest Rand’s philosophy regarding selfishness and altruism contains a crucial dichotomy, as virtually anyone’s philosophy regarding opposite concepts would. However, the opposition in Rand’s concept may…

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5 Pages
Essay

Business - Ethics

Life A Philosophical Perspective the

Words: 1400
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Essay

In this example, morality is decided by the gain, pleasure, and other self-interest of the individual donning the ring. Such individuals would more than likely obtain this gain by…

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3 Pages
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Literature

Horatio Alger by Harlon L Dalton The

Words: 950
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

Horatio Alger" by Harlon L. Dalton. The Horatio Alger myth is the 'rags to riches' story that America likes to represent itself as. Hard work and perseverance can pull…

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4 Pages
Research Paper

Military

Worst Faults of a Military Leader

Words: 1416
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Research Paper

Worst Faults a Military Leader Can Exhibit: Incompetence, selfishness, and living in the past "If America is to meet the multiple challenges of the 21st century, it is crucial…

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11 Pages
Term Paper

Business - Ethics

Altruism and Human Reciprocity the

Words: 4013
Length: 11 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Unlike hadcoe altuism, no assumption of elatedness is necessay. Soft-coe altuism is diected beyond kin as a simple exchange of favos. (Gachte & Falk, 2002, pp1-25) Unlike hadcoe altuism,…

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6 Pages
Book Report

Family and Marriage

Review of Family to Family by Pipes and Lee

Words: 1611
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Book Report

Family to Family by Pipes and Lee After earning his Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary, Dr. Jerry Pipes dedicated his life to the cause of using spirituality…

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6 Pages
Essay

Disease

The Self and Identity

Words: 1868
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Essay

Searching for One's Self The rigors and difficulty associated with finding the self-presented by Robert Thurman and Azar Nafisi contrast with the idea of selfhood presented by Jean Twenge…

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7 Pages
Research Proposal

Mythology

Myth Villains the Common Characteristics

Words: 2075
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Research Proposal

This is a clear and explicit statement of the gods' selfishness, and in the context of the story of Zeus' in particular. There is no other reason provided for…

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15 Pages
Term Paper

Literature

Joseph Heller the Novels Catch-22 and Something

Words: 4219
Length: 15 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Joseph Heller The novels "Catch-22" and "Something Happened" demonstrates the inevitable presence of black humor, irrationality and immorality that prevails in times of war or conflict in human society,…

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3 Pages
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Black Studies - Philosophy

Environment William F Baxter Argues in Favor

Words: 932
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Environment William F. Baxter argues in favor of a people-oriented perspective on environmentalism in his article "People or Penguins." According to Baxter, measures to protect or conserve natural resources…

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6 Pages
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Government

Alexis De Tocqueville

Words: 2308
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Alexis De Tocqueville In every era of equality each man looks for his beliefs within his self and in the era of equality men are unconnected of one another,…

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4 Pages
Essay

Criminal Justice

Dry White Season by Andre Brink

Words: 1245
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

Dry hite Season In Andre Brink's novel A Dry hite Season, the background of apartheid-era South Africa sets the stage for a legal battle which challenged the racial policies…

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2 Pages
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Business - Ethics

Moral Environment

Words: 768
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Moral Environment Ayn Rand's The Ethics of Emergencies speaks about the value of selfishness or self-interest. Although "selfishness" might seem negative at first, Rand's explanation makes quite a bit…

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2 Pages
Term Paper

Family and Marriage

Altruism Why We Give Why

Words: 580
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

"The Envelope. In your mail, there's something from UNICEF. After reading it through you correctly believe that, unless you soon send in a check for $100, then, instead of…

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8 Pages
Research Proposal

Family and Marriage

Family Dysfunction Economic Distress and

Words: 2320
Length: 8 Pages
Type: Research Proposal

It shows the selfishness of Dewey Dell, who is only concerned about her pregnancy and gives other family members little thought. It shows the long-suffering, to the point of…

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7 Pages
Term Paper

Genetics

Psychology Dawkins' Selfish Gene and

Words: 1827
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Nonetheless, an argument from common sense can be made based on our own observational context. For example, neurologically speaking, there is a wealth of evidence to illustrate that genes…

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5 Pages
Essay

Family and Marriage

Truth and Lies in King

Words: 1520
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Essay

e may look at King Lear and see a bunch of messed up people but those people are some of the most realistic characters Shakespeare ever created. The best…

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2 Pages
Essay

Nursing

Sulfur in Homeopathy Treatment

Words: 598
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Sulfur in Homeopathy As a homeopathic treatment, sulfur is recommended for both psychological and physical disorders. How it is administered depends on the situation and the individual's characteristics. According…

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4 Pages
Book Report

Economics

Saving Adam Smith by Jonathan

Words: 1497
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Book Report

Modern capitalist philosophy has been advanced in a way that has little to do with what Smith really thought and taught. Smith believed that the invisible hand operated in…

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12 Pages
Term Paper

Black Studies - Philosophy

Email Me Any Questions Comments

Words: 3775
Length: 12 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Plato: Ok then maybe it does not matter if people are inherently good or bad, but how does all this matter into the things in life that matter? Confucius:…

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12 Pages
Essay

Teaching

Richard Dawkins' the Selfish Gene Jonathan Kozol's

Words: 3348
Length: 12 Pages
Type: Essay

Richard Dawkins' the Selfish Gene Jonathan Kozol's Savage Inequalities: Children America's Schools. Plus, read websites: http://www.ou./cls/online/lstd5013/dawkins.shtml http://salmonriver. Richard Dawkins' "The Selfish Gene" Jonathan Kozol's "Savage Inequalities: Children America's Schools"…

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5 Pages
Term Paper

Mythology - Religion

Nietzsche Yes Nietzsche committed a

Words: 1373
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

He also did not consider that the attribution of goodness or perfection was not exclusive to early nobles, the Roman warrior, the Greek artist or the Jewish priest who…

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4 Pages
Essay

Economics

Progress and Technology

Words: 1464
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

Philosophical and Literary epresentation of Capitalism Progress & Technology in Capitalism John Steinbeck wrote the social The Grapes of Wrath during the interwar years, just after the Great Depression…

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6 Pages
Research Paper

Science

Expression of Doubt in The Selfish Gene and The Uncertainty of Science

Words: 1877
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Research Paper

Selfish Gene The main theme used by Dawkins in "The Selfish Gene" is that of doubt. For example, as Dawkins speaks about how due to the results of teaching,…

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9 Pages
Chapter

Education

Education and Biblical Principles in the World

Words: 3132
Length: 9 Pages
Type: Chapter

Biblical principles that are related to our intellectual and spiritual education. They have a basis in the Bible (both the New and the Old Testament) and can be applied…

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5 Pages
Book Review

Literature

Surrender to Love

Words: 1384
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Book Review

A practical book review of Surrender to Love - Expanded Edition (2015) by David G. Benner I. SUMMARY Primary goal The primary goal of counseling comes out through Benner’s…

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5 Pages
Essay

Sociology

Walden My Hope for a

Words: 1568
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Essay

I realized that so much of my anxiety and trouble resulted from things I truly didn't care about. Who was that person who cared? I couldn't tell. It was…

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25 Pages
Capstone Project

Weather

Prisoner's Dilemma and the Fight

Words: 7692
Length: 25 Pages
Type: Capstone Project

Prisoner's Dilemma situations are more common than some might actually think they are, as most people often come across them in their daily lives. Given the fact that Axelrod…

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4 Pages
Term Paper

Black Studies - Philosophy

Socrates vs Buddha Comparisons and

Words: 1646
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

How the respective societies responded to the various ideas? Socrates would have a dramatic impact upon society, as the various ideas he presented would become a part of the…

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20 Pages
Thesis

Literature

Female Ways of Identity Shaping

Words: 7109
Length: 20 Pages
Type: Thesis

" Emecheta uses metaphors, similes and allusions with appropriate timing and tone in this book, and the image of a puppet certainly brings to mind a person being controlled,…

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3 Pages
Thesis

Psychology

It vs Thou Let Us

Words: 918
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Thesis

If everything is an it you end up being an it. Does this imply a cold awareness of the self as a perishable being with limited powers or does…

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4 Pages
Essay

Mythology - Religion

Dawn of Civilization the Battle

Words: 1699
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

Is there such a thing as retribution, though -- or at least does evil ever regret its actions. As the story ends, Misfit seems to be thinking about goodness…

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2 Pages
Essay

Criminal Justice

Criminology - Theory Understanding Crime

Words: 561
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Certainly, the reason that some individuals become criminals has to do with biological predisposition, particularly in the case of many crimes of violence. On the other hand, circumstances, greed,…

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4 Pages
Term Paper

Economics

Benificence the Concept of Beneficence

Words: 1319
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Indeed, businesses today pride themselves upon their charitable, humanitarian and environmental efforts. Indeed, the very concept of "social" and "corporate responsibility" is built around this. Businesses today are recognizing…

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9 Pages
Term Paper

Genetics

Survival Theory Richard Dawkins' the

Words: 3529
Length: 9 Pages
Type: Term Paper

As this meme passed down through generations, it became more pervasive and it also became more complete. When slavery in the New World began, both blacks and whites were…

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3 Pages
Term Paper

Literature

Kidnapped Wife and the Dream

Words: 1222
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Miller's play is very similar with respect to its main theme. Joe Keller also makes an economical decision at one point in his life: being in charge of the…

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5 Pages
Term Paper

Literature

Los Angeles The Fiction Love

Words: 2067
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Mildred tries to imitate the economical management in her own family. Like in Faye's case, whose marriage had been a "business arrangement," her own marriage to Monty has the…

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4 Pages
Essay

Sociology

Social Commentator Thomas Frank Has Published an

Words: 1425
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

social commentator, Thomas Frank, has published an insightful article in the February, 2011 issue of Harper's magazine assailing the members of what he describes as the privileges class in…

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4 Pages
Essay

Literature

Galapagos the Dangers of a Self-Aware Big

Words: 1376
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

Galapagos The Dangers of a Self-Aware, Big, Human Brains in Galapagos Kurt Vonnegut is always concerned with humanity's satisfaction with itself. Many of Vonnegut's books center around how humans…

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3 Pages
Term Paper

Military

Bell Tolls it Is a

Words: 1011
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Neither the General's instructions nor Pablo's reluctance, however deter Jordan from his commitment to the Loyalist cause. Thus, with the aid of Pablo's courageous woman, Pilar, and his trusted…

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3 Pages
Essay

Weather

Wrong With This Picture The Viewpoint Being

Words: 961
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

wrong with this picture? The viewpoint being espoused expresses some wonderful ideas but fails to take into consideration the basic selfishness of man. Expecting the kind of cooperation and…

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7 Pages
Term Paper

Mythology - Religion

Bernard of Clairvaux and Erich

Words: 3205
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Term Paper

One touching simile described by Jeanie Burton in this sermon is that of a child coming into her father's room and climbing onto his lap. When the father asked…

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5 Pages
Term Paper

Children

Fault and Innocence in Tillie

Words: 2048
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Yet the reader can easily piece together this scenario: the harried working mother trying to find a spouse sends away her daughter so that (as an unattached woman) she…

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15 Pages
Term Paper

Literature

Romantic Monster The Human Within

Words: 4437
Length: 15 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Yet, we also see that he still does not understand the true origin of the beast -- the human within. The fact that he dies before he is successful,…

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30 Pages
Term Paper

Terrorism

Terrorism There Are a Number

Words: 9571
Length: 30 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Fundamentally, the insurgents are fighting an enemy with superior weaponry, technology, and resources, so therefore, must seek avenues to mitigate these disadvantages. In other words, insurgent forces out vastly…

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6 Pages
Term Paper

Transportation - Environmental Issues

Tragedy of Commons and Clean

Words: 1848
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Term Paper

The solution that Hardin proposes is that of a coercive method; as always he gives a lucid example to support the point that he proposes. Hardin reminds the reader…

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5 Pages
Essay

Sociology

Social Psychology and the Beliefs

Words: 2219
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Essay

According to Freud, human societies require people to give up many of their most natural instincts and to replace their natural desires with the need to satisfy the "false…

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8 Pages
Book Review

Government

Man the State and War A Theoretical

Words: 2333
Length: 8 Pages
Type: Book Review

Man, the State, and War: a theoretical analysis Thoughtfully addressing the question as to why mankind enters war, international relations scholar, Dr. Kenneth Neal Waltz, surveys classical and contemporary…

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10 Pages
Research Paper

Business - Ethics

Ethics and Leadership Forming a

Words: 3568
Length: 10 Pages
Type: Research Paper

In 1997, numerous key educational institutions including the AASA (American Association of School Administrators); ASCD (the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), NAESP (the National Association of Elementary School…

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4 Pages
Essay

Literature

Being Earnest This Play Is

Words: 1433
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

Jack proceeds to let the audience know "…the vital importance of Being Earnest." Distortion, Moral Conduct, and Restoration Comedy Of course, deception and frivolity are part of a farce,…

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3 Pages
Essay

Literature

Pope and Swift Satirists of Their Day

Words: 1452
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

Pope and Swift: Satirists of Their Day In Swift's Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift and Pope's An Epistle to Arbuthnot, the authors seem to vindicate their use…

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7 Pages
Research Paper

Children

Role Female Characters Play in Helping the Boys in About a Boy by Nick Hornby

Words: 2153
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Research Paper

Boy Nicholas Hornby's About a Boy centers on the relationship between 36-year-old ill and 12-year-old Marcus. The novel is based, in part, on author Hornby's experiences teaching groups of…

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8 Pages
Research Paper

Mythology

Explication of Peter and Wendy by JM Barrie

Words: 2732
Length: 8 Pages
Type: Research Paper

Peter, Wendy & the Victorian ritish Family In J.M. arrie's epic fantasy, Peter and Wendy, three children from Victorian England set off for a distant paradise of endless boy-centered…

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8 Pages
Term Paper

Mythology - Religion

Christ Was and How it Relates to

Words: 2142
Length: 8 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Christ Was and How it Relates to His Work To be a Christian fundamentally means to believe in Christ, in the person of Jesus. There are many different types…

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8 Pages
Term Paper

Mythology - Religion

Tune With the Infinite Or Fullness of

Words: 3382
Length: 8 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Tune with the Infinite: Or, Fullness of Peace, Power and Plenty, by Ralph Waldo Trine. Specifically, it will report on the book, giving an overview of the book with…

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1 Pages
Term Paper

Literature

Self-love Not Only Is the Phrase Self-Love

Words: 497
Length: 1 Pages
Type: Term Paper

self-Love. Not only is the phrase self-love used as synonymous with the desire of happiness, but it is often confounded with the word selfishness, which certainly, in strict propriety,…

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6 Pages
Research Paper

Mythology - Religion

Spiritual but Not Religious An

Words: 1920
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Research Paper

These values might seem obvious to some, but they are actually values which so many religious institutions may preach, but not practice at all in their religious thought. Ultimately,…

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5 Pages
Term Paper

Literature

Dante One of the Great Ironies of

Words: 1556
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Dante One of the great ironies of Dante's Inferno is the centrality of earth-bound fame, moral reputation, praise and blame. The importance of reputation would seem to contradict Virgil's…

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