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Analyzing viewpoints influenced by philosophy

Many of us have strong viewpoints that are influenced by philosophy, often without realizing it. What is your take either on politics, religion, science, culture, or even the media and entertainment—that might be observed as being associated to philosophy. What are your reasons for that belief? Do you have a specific phi

Non-Experimental Research Methods

Describe how correlational and survey research are used in non-experimental research. Could you use either or both of these two non-experimental methods in your hypothetical study? What types of conclusions can you make, and why? Is it possible to use correlational and survey methods as part of a true experiment? If so, how? Bri

What is Morality?

This is the assignment... I need help in obtaining information on this subject. Please provide citations and references so that I will be able to research the material as well. Part 1: What is Morality? Read the following article by Jay Feldman and answer the questions that follow: There was a time in the not so dista

How Do We Identify Illogical Arguments?

I need help with answering the following questions. Preferably 2-3 pages worth of information to pull from. In philosophy, a logical error is called a logical fallacy. There are many logical fallacies to watch out for when making or evaluating a philosophical argument. Demonstrate your understanding of each of the follow

Does a new theory need to be based on another theory?

I disagree with this statement: "A study that tries to construct a new theory must be based on another theory because the research question cannot be generated from vacuum." I believe one theory is not dependent of another for research question. But, can anyone help me to elaborate on why?

The Turing Test

Present three specific questions that you would ask in the Turing Test to determine if something is real or artificial intelligence. Explain why you think these questions would be the type to reveal the computer to be a computer? Why would these responses have to be given by a human being? (If you don't think there are such ques

Ethics of Weisel's research

What are your thoughts in regards to the ethics of Weisel's research? Do his findings justify the relative deprivation of the animal's senses? Would such an experiment be supported by today's research institutes? Why or why not?

Critical Thinking Style Questions

Six 'critical thinking' style questions are presented along with solutions and explanations of the solutions. The questions concern the evaluation of arguments and identification of logical fallacies.

Bill Joy and the Dangers of Technologies

Bill Joy expresses a powerful pessimism about the dangers of technologies that may be developed later in our century. Joy also a muted optimism about humans' ability to use ethical principles to avoid those dangers. What are Joy's best reasons for being pessimistic? What are his strongest reasons for expressing optimism? As you

Government Surveillance

In "In Praise of Big Brother: Why We Should Learn to Stop Worrying and Love (Some) Government Surveillance", James Stacey Taylor argues for the optimistic conclusion that, with the right legal and procedural safeguards, large-scale governance surveillance would have many positive consequences. What are Taylor's best reasons for

Technology and Social Justice

In "Technology and Social Justice," Freeman Dyson expresses a deep optimism about humans' ability to use technological innovation to increase social justice. Exactly how does Dyson answer pessimistic doubts that technological innovations frequently serve to increase social oppression and inequality? What is your assessment of th

I'd Hammer Out Freedom: Technology as Politics and Culture

In "I'd Hammer Out Freedom: Technology as Politics and Culture," Richard Sclove argues that we should do more to acknowledge technology's 'polypotency.' What does this term mean, why does Sclove think that it is important to acknowledge this characteristic of technology? Do you agree with Sclove that technology has this charact

Creativity and Innovative Ways to Solve Problems

#1: Describe the most creative people you know. What are their personality characteristics, living styles, and creating methods? #2: Benjamin Franklin said that if everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking. Can you give examples of politicians, scientists, public figures or students who are thinking alike? Can you

Marxism and Functionalism Study

Introduction, Research Questions, and 8-entry Annotated Bibliography Prepare the following: - An APA formatted reference list entry for each of the 8 articles that you have found. - A 1-paragraph summary, following Creswell's guidelines, of each article that you have found. - A brief rationale for the selection of each i

Veterans Affairs - Quality of Life

Explain why veterans benefits undergo so much red tape? Why are the so many homeless veterans and what is the quality of the service they receive? Do veterans receive fair compensation for their service connected disabilities? Basically, I want to gather some information that discusses the quality of life/services for our disabl

Theories and Theorists

Dear Sir/Ma'am, Please be informed that I am pursuing a Ph.D at Walden University, in Public Policy and Administration. This assignment will be followed by another two assignments based on it. Please help me with the following questions. This week, you will submit the Theories and Theorists assignment from Week 3. T

Structural Functionalism and Marxism

Describe the basic tenets of Functionalism and Marxism. Who are the theorist(s) and what are the sources of the theories (key articles or books)? Analyze the relationship between the too. Why are these theories so important to the social sciences?

Criminal and Immoral Behavior stunt development

What impediments to personal development do criminal and immoral acts cause against individuals? This would actually make for an interesting discussion or research paper. There are several terms that should be defined prior to answering this question. Consider the following: The term "personal development" could be defin

Praxis and Socratic Method

1. What are Praxis and the Socratic Method? How are they related? 2. How does Cornel West model Praxis, in the tradition of Socrates? 2 paragraphs each.

Types of Fallacies

I am having issues trying to find fallacies in articles that I am reading. Can you please review the attached document referring Mitt Romney and let me know what fallacies you find and explain why it is that certain type of fallacy. Romney to bus a move Campaign: 6 state tour to highlight concerns of working Americans UPDA

Critical Thinking: Proverb

A Vietnamese proverb says, "The mouse does not know life until it has been into the mouth of the cat." What are the implications of the proverb for you on both a scientific and a personal level? Would your answers change it you considered this questions from a cultural background other than your own? How?

Newspaper Column on Global Warming

Suppose you are a newspaper columnist asked to address the issue of global warming and energy in the next editorial blog of your newspaper's website. Which techniques should you use to present your ideas and to persuade your audience effectively? Which approaches should you use to communicate your ideas effectively?

Scientific Thinking in Everyday Life

Identify a problem in your life which can be solved by using scientific thinking. Have you solved problems using scientific thinking at work? Are there other ways to use scientific thinking? Explain.

Detecting Media Bias

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/18/us-economy-global-weekahead-idUSBRE82H0AP20120318 "Amid signs of recovery, caution is still key" Using the above article, review the following questions: â?¢ Was the reporting of the news story clear and accurate, with sufficient depth and breadth? â?¢ Were some facts reported

Critical thinking questions

â?¢ Describe a situation in which critical and creative thought could have been used for a better outcome. Describe why it is important to think critically and creatively in similar situations. â?¢ Define free will, truth, knowledge, and opinion. Explain how we use them to form thoughts. â?¢ Identify three hindrances


What justification does Habermas offer for his critique of Gadamer's hereneutical approach to society and social science? Is Habermas's approach more justified than Gadamer's or other approaches?


Consider a big life decision you have made in the past or anticipate making in the future. Now analyze that decision in light of the following: Which theory or theories of consciousness and personal identity most resembles how you understand the role of the self in the decision-making process? For example, was the process pri