Essays Tagged: "Berkeley"

Understanding homelessness. Personal experience

I knew that I would encounter homelessness when I came to Berkeley. I was expecting it, because just about everybody I knew had something to say about the rum ... atever I would be up against. Reality quickly hit me, though, as I began to familiarize myself with Berkeley and its main streets. I'd never seen anything quite like Telegraph Avenue and People's Park ... ation of the actual social group; it's hard to believe that over seventy-five percent of the entire Berkeley population would be inclined to talk with panhandlers simply by wearing sunglasses. What th ...

(8 pages) 204 0 3.4 Sep/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Bacon's Rebellion, the most important event in the establishment of democracy in colonial America.

e cause of this revolt was the dissension between the planters and the Indians. Because Sir William Berkeley, the Governor of Virginia had willingly denied support to the farmers, Bacon assumed leader ... umed leadership of an unauthorized expedition against the Indians. When Bacon learned that Governor Berkeley was rising a force against him, he turned away from the Indians to fight with Berkley. This ...

(3 pages) 94 0 3.7 Apr/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Technetium

grein Italy in1937. It was found in a sample of molybdenum, which was bombarded by deuterons in the Berkeley cyclotron, and which E. Lawrence sent to these investigators.Technetium was the first eleme ...

(2 pages) 31 1 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

How is something true and real?

erify the "realness" of something. In that case, you will fall in the empiricist category of Locke, Berkeley, and Hume, of which they were a part. Or you might like to depend on reason more than perce ... ings outside the self exist, and provide and accurate picture of those objects (Pg 370 7th edition).Berkeley proposed that only out minds and ideas exist. Therefore for an object to exist, it must be ...

(2 pages) 175 1 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

"How the Vietnam War Affected America"

s in Vietnam that heightened/reduced movementC. Protests1. SDA march at Washington2. Vietnam Day at Berkeley3. Oakland Army TerminalD. Underground Network1. Spreading of movement2. Newspapers and Maga ... well as many foreign capitals such as Vancouver, Mexico City, and Tokyo. A 3,000-person march from Berkeley to Oakland attempted to reached the Oakland Armory, a center for troops going to and return ...

(10 pages) 416 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Berkeley's Theory of Immaterialism

hematerialist position. The main figure who believed that materialsubstance did not exist is George Berkeley. In truth, it is theimmaterialist position that seems the most logical when placed underclo ... ist position that seems the most logical when placed underclose scrutiny.The initial groundwork for Berkeley's position is the truismthat the materialist is a skeptic. In the writing of his threedialo ...

(9 pages) 160 2 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Abstract Ideas: Locke vs. Berkeley

rms. I will do so by breaking down his position and then through the criticisms presented by George Berkeley will unveil more about the nature of general terms.In Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Und ... with his account of general terms, it seems to show how general terms have come to acquire meaning.Berkeley's criticism of Locke deals with Locke's idea of the abstraction of particular qualities fro ...

(3 pages) 73 0 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Does Berkeley believe that objects go out of existence when nobody is perceiving them? If not, what does he believe?

No. Berkeley believed that a belief that something exists is justified if and only if the object at issu ... must accept the fact that there are no material objects and just a collection of ideas, which made Berkeley an immaterialist. According to Berkeley, only ideas that we perceive directly are real.Berk ...

(1 pages) 33 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

A Critique of George Berkeley's Treatise on Human Knowledge

In writing A Treatise Concerning the Principle of Human Knowledge George Berkeley presents a very strong philosophical argument. He reasons that nothing in the world, other ... y a rather large jump away from what is conventionally accepted in the word today and therefore Mr. Berkeley has to very precisely show his logic. While all of his points contribute the argument as a ... presented with a table, I am able to perceive that table by seeing it, feeling it and smelling it. Berkeley agrees with all of that and stipulates that most reasonable people would as well. But then ...

(4 pages) 56 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous

hen it is not clear and distinct, like sensations that can be interpreted differently, it is false. Berkeley rejects this notion of primary and secondary quality distinction, which implies that materi ... not immediately perceive, and thus are not perceived at all; this makes them non- "sensible things".Berkeley aimed to demonstrate that materialism is artificial because we have no reason to believe in ...

(1 pages) 30 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Why does Berkeley consider himself the defender of common sense? Do you agree with this self-assessment?

Because Berkeley's ideas are so unconventional, it is surprising that he claims that his ontology is actuall ... at he claims that his ontology is actually a validation of common sense. The common sense view that Berkeley believes himself to be defending consists of the following interrelated ontological and epi ... ally do exist. (4) All skeptical doubt about the real existence of things is, therefore, precluded. Berkeley contrasts this common sense view with the view of philosophers, in particular the views of ...

(3 pages) 29 0 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Edward Jenner

Edward Jenner was born on May 17, 1749, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. He was the eighth child out of nine children in his family. His ... nvestigation. Jenner and hunter formed a lasting friendship, even though in 1773 Jenner returned to Berkeley in order to begin his own medical practice.After the three years finishing his studies in L ... egin his own medical practice.After the three years finishing his studies in London he went back to Berkeley, Gloucestershire, to begin his own medical office and there practice his as a practitioner ...

(2 pages) 22 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Design and Budget Elements of Proposal Paper

timate of the costs requested to conduct the work outlined in other sections of the proposal". (www.berkeley.com) If the project is well thought out, the budget will reflect the methodology described ... ing, security, escalation, administrative operations, and equipment and building depreciation. (www.berkeley.com) Definitions of some itemized listing are as follow:Direct costs:* Salaries: Compensati ...

(4 pages) 307 0 3.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

How does Jonathan Swift represent women in his 'Stella's Birthday' series of poems?

n' , and it was alleged, although never proved, that the two secretly wed. In example, George Monck-Berkeley wrote in 1789 that Stella 'had been cheered by the hope of one day becoming his (Swift's) w ...

(7 pages) 16 0 5.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Design and Budget Elements of Proposal Paper

timate of the costs requested to conduct the work outlined in other sections of the proposal". (www.berkeley.com) If the project is well thought out, the budget will reflect the methodology described ... ing, security, escalation, administrative operations, and equipment and building depreciation. (www.berkeley.com) Definitions of some itemized listing are as follow:Direct costs:•Salaries: Compen ...

(4 pages) 174 0 4.3 Mar/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Bacons

led up to this historical event. Factors such as Nathaniel's grievances towards the government and Berkeley, and the native hostility towards the white settlers, sparked this short but effective camp ... s he wanted to be a participant in the governor's council, however the head of the council, William Berkeley, thought otherwise. In addition to not letting Bacon join the council, Berkeley, also refus ...

(1 pages) 462 0 5.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

DBQ #1

y were independent but they also were unsupportive of each other. An example of this is people like Berkeley corrupting the House of Burgesses and Bacon's Rebellion. The main focus of the people in th ... ke region had the House of Burgesses, but as stated earlier it became quickly corrupted by men like Berkeley. It was very disorganized at first, it became better after Bacon's Rebellion, and this is w ...

(3 pages) 846 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Atomic Bomb

e. The basic research for the nuclear weaponry was done at these universities: Columbia, Princeton, Berkeley, and Chicago, from 1941-1942 (Beyer 33). During some basic research at Berkeley, Gle ... came from Columbia University to continue their studies of chain reactions. Glenn Seaborg came from Berkeley also to continue his studies (Beyer 33). Enrico Fermi created a figure of the quanti ...

(3 pages) 37 0 4.1 Dec/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

How many arguments does berkel

How many arguments does Berkeley offer for the existence of God When first encountered with this question, the answer seems ... on, the answer seems almost simple and obvious: one, possibly two. All one would have to do is read Berkeley and count exactly how many arguments he gives for the existence of God. However, it seems t ... became horribly complicated with questions of the importance and definitions of certain words that Berkeley uses. In my essay, I am going to present Berkeley's supposed arguments for the existence of ...

(8 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Descartes Vs Berkeley Perception

Both Descartes and Berkeley had a thesis of mediate perception. These theses however, were not the same. The difference ... they perceive physical objects. Descartes develops a somewhat realist view in his meditations while Berkeley argues that his non-realist perception can sufficiently account for anything a realist woul ... ently account for anything a realist would be able to with their system of philosophy. Essentially, Berkeley states that what Descartes believes as corporeal is simply a false understanding of the ide ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy