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Social Norms essay

Posted on April 7th, 2012 by essay

Social norms are part of the society. They are a set of certain rules that are common in a group and which a group uses for inappropriate and appropriate beliefs, behaviors, values and attitudes. We can mention some group of social norms to understand them better. • Descriptive – the concept of the way of people’s actual behavior; their behavior may be approved and may be not approved; • Explicit – always spoken and written freely; • Implicit – not commonly stated openly; nevertheless, as soon as a person transgress an implicit norm a group or society will immediately show its disapprobation; • Injunctive – realized as rules that were approved by other people; • Personal – certain standards that […]

Essay: Annotated Bibliography – Contemporary American Culture

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by essay

M.S. (2011). Culture and economy: watching rich people on TV. The Economist Blogs, 26 April. Retrieved from                                                                                                  http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2011/04/culture_and_economy. This blog review of M.S. (2011) is discussing the perception disruptions produced by watching popular television dramas. In particular, the author claims that the results of recent Gallup survey, showing that most upper-income people (earning over $250,000) still don’t realize they are not the average middle class, is directly linked to the median household as it is depicted on popular TV dramas. On the one hand the author seem to be unreasonable focuses at only one illustration of this basing upon “Parenthood” television drama, but on the other hand, M. S. (2011) clearly shows that the existing distortion between TV […]

Term paper on F. Nietzsche’s “On the Genealogy of Morals”

Posted on April 19th, 2014 by essay

F. Nietzsche’s “On the Genealogy of Morals” studies the genealogy i.e. the origins of moral rules and concepts: “my thoughts over the origin of our moral prejudices – for this polemical tract is concerned about that origin …” (Nietzsche) – writes he in the introduction to this work. He uses the term “genealogy” metaphorically in the title of his work to hint at the fact that moral code is as old in its history as humanity itself. In relation to the problem of origin of morals and its value (the latter is perhaps, of more interest to Nietzsche), Nietzsche discussed the concepts of “good” and “evil”, of “guilt”, “pity” and the origins of law, justice, mercy and religion. He sees […]

Term paper on Empiricism

Posted on October 11th, 2012 by essay

“Empiricism is both theory of knowledge, an epistemology, and a method of enquiry.” [1]. There are few historians who disagree from the application of empiricism as a research procedure, and most plainly purpose the analytical instruments and protocols matured over past 150 years. But as a theory of learning empiricism has come under assault, most lately by postmodernism. Since the beginning of the century philosophers have tried to overcome the epistemological difficulties of empiricism, and historians have been content to let them do so. Empiricist historians frequently prefer to portray their work as a “craft”, with all the connotations of practical learning and deftness, and to underline the weight of methodology over the theory. Yet all historical writing is built […]

Philosophy of education term paper

Posted on October 10th, 2012 by essay

Education has always played a vitally important role in the lives of people. Through education children and students learn all the necessary information and got the necessary skills for the future independent life. Thus methods, aims and other aspects of education have been under active discussions since ancient times. The theory, which covers all the major aspects, related to educational theory and practices, is called philosophy of education. The role of philosophy of education can not be underestimated, as it is of the highest importance not only for the system of passing theoretical knowledge to students, but also for making possible their coexistence in the community, communication process, their utter self-expression and manifestation of their inner abilities and talents. Coming […]