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You do not have to be a true objectivist Objectivism holds that society functions best when individuals pursue their self-interests. According to Ayn Rand, human understanding and acceptance of reality form the basis of judgment and values. Human beings must live for themselves, neither sacrificing any part of their natures or goals to other people, nor bending others' wills to their own. In this scheme, love is achieved fully only by those individuals who possess the highest self-estee

The Contention Outline Thesis Statement: Animal Experimentation is unnecessary and unneeded within the United States Thus I present the Following contentions to support my thesis: 1) Human beings do not have a prima facie right to use other animals, if they are unwilling to do so upon either them selves or other human beings. A) From Nedim C. Buyukmihinci V.M.D. "Over the last couple of decades, I slowly have eliminated my overt and intentional involvement in the exploitation of n

The Two Faces of Meursault At the climax of The Stranger, Meursault dies for his killing of an Arab. Often have we considered this an act of absurdity; he could have made some plea for mercy, could have attempted to explain himself to the court. But Meursault did none of these things, thus affirming the fact that his actions were indeed absurd. Just as the text contains so many dualities of meaning in its dialogue, so too does Meursault contain a duality of philosophical belief. I propos

Important points in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech. -Black slaves had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, but still bear the burdens; physically and emotionally, of the "withering injustice" of slavery. This was a great step . . . -But the Negro is still not free from; segregation, discrimination, poverty, and exile in their own country. -Blacks came to the speech to "cash a check" of life, liberty, and the pursuit of

It is always present in you. You can use it anyway you want. -- Lao-tzu Taoism is one of the two great philosophical and religious traditions that originated in China. The other philosophy native to China is Confucianism. Both Taoism and Confucianism began at about the same time, around the sixth century B.C. China's third great religion, Buddhism, came to China from India around the second century of the common era. Together, these three faiths have shaped Chinese life and thought

Abortion Law and its Issues Chris Stone ID. Number : 97107692 October 10, 1997 Philosophy 1100A97 Prof. N. Brett In 1988, the Supreme Court

The freedoms of the Canadian people, as guaranteed in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms states in section 1 that ". . . guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits . . . ." This means that specific freedoms, though guaranteed in section two of the Charter as "fundamental freedoms" are subordinate to limitations as the government sees fit, unlike the freedoms of the United States constitutional freedoms, which have no limits put on them, a

Justice Justice. What is justice? In this world where many people look out only for themselves, justice can be considered the happiness of oneself. But because selfish men do not always decide our standards in society, to find a definition, society should look at the opinions of many. Just as in the modern society to which we live, where everyone feels justice has a different meaning, the society of Plato also struggled with the same problem. In this paper, I will look into the Republic, o

Friedrich Nietzsche's career as a philosopher and writer is nothing short of monumental. His criticism of organized religion and support of nihilism are key characteristics of his work, and his books are unified by one simple fact: Nietzsche himself wrote them. While this revelation may not seem profound in any sense, Nietzsche's view of his vocation as an author is the source of inspiration, complication and, indeed, the very root of his philosophy. Nietzsche's use of literary technique resu