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An Analysis of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion by John Mill
Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion, by John Stuart Mill, is a work that rises to defend the freedom of speech and opinion. Mill believes that the right to speak your opinion, no matter how unpopular, should not only be protected and upheld at all times, but is necessary for the functioning of society. I agree with Mil...
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The Positive Effects of Being Rejected
“Dear to us are those who love us…but dearer are those who reject us as unworthy, for they add another life; they build a heaven before us whereof we had not dreamed, and thereby supply to us new powers out of the recesses of the spirit, and urge us to new and unattempted performances.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson The sting of r...
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Ethics in a Selfish Society of Modernistic Mindsets
Selfish Society, Modernistic Mindsets Charity is a form of voluntary aid to those in need. To be charitable means to be willing to give without expecting to receive in return. Unfortunately, selfless, charitable acts are rare in today’s society, unless a payoff is a part of the plan. Many people participate in charity be...
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An Analysis of the Society by Daniel Bell
Philosophy Journal Daniel Bell was advanced for his time and knew what was going to
become a greater problem in the near future. His view of society and the
way it changes is very different from most of the philosophers we have
already read about. Bell believed that whatever the artists believes and
plays out in his m...
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A Discussion on What It Means to Be Human and Its Relation to Transhumanism
Robo Sapien “Prepare to die, is not the exhortation in this Church and Kingdom; but prepare to live…” (Mystical Musings and Politics) This quotation by Brigham Young gives a brief but precise summary for what the near future has in store for us; transhumanism. Transhumanism is a school of thought that believes the human sp...
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Rousseau's Philosophy of Man's Use of Reason
Man is only a man when he is made free by binding his will
wholeheartedly to a social contract, Rousseau claims. In seeing man, a
creature above all others due to his ability to reason, Rousseau sees a
need for men to order themselves in relation to other men so that man's
reason may be used to its full potential. If man do...
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A Discussion on Functionalism and Its Contributions to Society
Assess the functionalist contribution to society (33 marks) Functionalism is a macro approach to sociology which examines how each institution of society works together in order to create social solidarity. Functionalists argue that society is harmonious because every institution, for example the family, the education sy...
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A Discussion on the Notion of Hedonism Bringing True Levels of Satisfaction
Hedonism Research Paper Happiness is the one thing people look for. Some people go their whole lives hoping, waiting, or working for it. This brings us to the age old question everyone must answer for themselves: what is happiness, and how do we achieve such a thing? Hedonism is the sole belief that explicit pleasure, imme...
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The Definition and Importance of Love According to Milan Kundera
What is Love What is love? Why is it so important in our daily lives? According to Milan Kundera, “Love is the longing for the half of ourselves that we have lost.” Kundera is implying that without love you are just half a person. This is a hypothetical definition though. Physically it is impossible to be half a person...
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A Discussion of the Word Hegemony through Prison Notebooks as Written by Antonio Gramsci, an Italian Philosopher and Sociologist
When Europe was drowning in fascism throughout mid-twentieth century, Antonio Gramsci was in a prison in Italy under Benito Mussolini’s regime, writing Prison Notebooks on cultural hegemony. Originating from the Greek word egomonia; meaning leadership, its usage as the political dominance one state has over another or sever...
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