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Philosophy

This paper focuses on the reflection of reality in human mind as it was seen and reflected upon by numerous philosophers, starting with Plato, through Rene Descartes and to modern philosophers, including Hilary Putnam. The works of the latter are recognizable by a modern person through a movie, called “Matrix....

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When pondering if people always do what they desire most, the initial answer would be that yes, most people do. Although it would seem to be a fairly easy assumption, it is not as cut and dried as it would seem. There is a difference between people desiring to do...

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Process philosophy is a branch of philosophy which asserts that all aspects of reality are subject to change, and that there is no facet of reality which can be considered to be static. In many regards, process philosophy has impacted the United States government in myriad ways, including its approach...

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1. For Descartes, “imagination” differs from pure “intellection” in that imagination allows one to form a clear and detailed picture in the mind’s eye. In contrast, “intellection” refers to an intellectual understanding of something that cannot be pictured clearly, because its form is beyond concrete conceptualization. An example might be...

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In contradiction with Maslow and Herzberg who discussed internal needs and what efforts are used to fulfill them, Vroom’s expectancy theory separated effort from performance and outcomes. The expectancy theory states that behavior resulting from effort is made consciously in an attempt to minimize pain and maximize pleasure. This means...

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Substance dualism is the idea that a soul (non-physical substance) exists and that it is related to the body (physical substance), though still different (Moreland & Rae, 2009). Substance dualism argues that, at the very least, the non-physical substance will endure through time, as opposed to the no-subject view, which...

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Some believe that it is reasonable for people to do what they want provided they don’t harm anyone. Yet the statement itself has several flaws that make this idea problematic. The problems lie in the assumptions the statement is based on as well as definitional difficulties. The most obvious argument...

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Research Question: Are hackers heroes or criminals? Aim: The aim of this paper is to analyze examples of hacking activity and to estimate whether it may be considered as bringing benefit or harm to society. Type of Focus: Heroes and criminals Introduction elements: Hook 1: Dozens of hackers have been...

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According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, rational means based on logic or reason. An expanded definition of rationality considers two elements: that which is true and that which should be done. Rationality is defined in terms of evidence and the subjective attainment of goals. That is to mean that in order...

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