Essays Tagged: "Inference"

Factual Proposition: Consuming marijuana is detrimental to one's health.

active mind altering substance, also known as cannabis.3. Detrimental= Serious harm. Primary Inference: Smoking or eating marijuana is likely to create serious health problems for most i ...

(6 pages) 246 1 4.1 Nov/1995

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

The Socratic Doctrine of the Soul. Deals also with philosophers through ages from Pythagorous up to Plato

e separate from the body. The belief in an active principle in some sense distinct from the body is inference from the observed facts of life. The lowest savages arrive at the concept of the soul almo ...

(6 pages) 156 0 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

On Events: Individuation, Exemplification, and Instantiation. This paper examines several philosophical concepts related to events and event substantiation.

into an existential present-tense framework. Problems arise when attempting to draw any substantial inference from the aforementioned generality about events. Are we to accept identity properties for ...

(10 pages) 101 1 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Compare and contrast the 1968 Franco Zeffirelli version and the more recent Baz Luhrmann version.

in both movies.In Franco Zeffirelli's account of "Romeo and Juliet", a good amount of the story is inference, left up to the viewer to figure out by watching closely. In Baz Luhrmann's, everything is ...

(5 pages) 56 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Meet the Oldest Member of the Human Family

not known whether Toumai was bipedal or not. Brunet et al. say that it would be a not unreasonable inference that it was a habitual biped because it shares characteristics with other hominids known t ...

(1 pages) 31 1 2.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Critical Thinking Article Summary and Critique

AbstractIn the article I choose (Critical Thinking: Distinguishing Between Inferences and Assumptions) the authors focus on two elements of reasoning, inference and assumption ... e authors define an assumption as "something that we take for granted or presuppose" and defined an inference as "a step in the mind, by which one concludes something to be true in the light of someth ... owed well from one to the next. Good examples were given to further explain the differences between inference and assumptions.AssumptionThe authors assumed that the audience had a general understandin ...

(2 pages) 205 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Biily Budd by Herman Melville- Appearance vs Reality

ne would judge others at first sight by their appearance and first impressions then make an initial inference about them. Through the interaction and conversation one had with people, they might not b ...

(4 pages) 33 1 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Literary Analysis of Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants

l tip of the iceberg, leaving everything else not exactly for guess work, but more for analysis and inference, as the story is ironically so rich in detail from symbols and foreshadowing. In this pape ...

(5 pages) 89 0 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Presumptions Against Repeal by Implications

INTRODUCTIONPresumption as defined in black's law dictionary as a legal inference or assumption that a fact exists, based on the known or proven existence of some other fac ... presumption.William P. Richardson in his book on 'The Law of Evidence' defines presumption to be an inference as to the existence of one fact from the existence of some other fact founded upon a previ ... n a conceivable case, the very existence of two provisions may by itself, and without more, lead to inference of mutual irreconcilabity if the later set of provisions may not be necessary."Affirmative ...

(16 pages) 56 1 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Oliver Wendell Holmes once proclaimed, "we do not read novels for improvement or instruction." CRITICAL LENS. The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel as well as Keeping Faith by Frank and John Schaeffer

for improvement or instruction," however there are many individuals who would disagree with Holmes' inference. There is a great deal of literature that offers much more than amusement for its audience ...

(2 pages) 23 0 4.5 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


or symbolic logic, the science of using symbols to provide an exact theory of logical deduction and inference based on definitions, axioms, postulates, and rules for combining and transforming primiti ...

(19 pages) 198 0 2.8 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

On Going Indoors

icture, if you will, a world in which no one went outside. When I refer to outside or outdoors, the inference is not the mere act of stepping out the door, but moving, doing, and existing outside. A m ...

(3 pages) 14 0 0.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Short tutorial report on Bias in History with reference to the Korean Nationalist Paradigm.

is Cultural Bias in History?(As opposed to personal bias)Cultural bias occurs where, 'a historical inference, description, or explanation is later found to be untrue or unfair, relative to the eviden ...

(5 pages) 33 1 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Thomas Hobbes.

How might we define the modern state?The inference that we might be able to define what constitutes a modern state presupposes that it alread ...

(6 pages) 107 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Selecting and Testing Hypotheses Simulation

ecisions on the behavior of the sample. Any discrepancy in the sample data would lead to inaccurate inference. Which made the selection of appropriate user groups and sample size crucial for the succe ...

(2 pages) 161 0 4.3 Feb/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Emily Dickinson's Persona

ample, in poem 249, Dickinson describes "Wilds Nights" where wild night should be "our luxury". The inference of wild nights is in my opinion to that of wild night of sex, partying, or both. The secon ...

(3 pages) 32 0 4.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Jain Epistemology

ony, extra-sensory perception, telepathy, and kevala, the state of omniscience of a perfected soul. Inference, which most other Indian epistemologies include, is interestingly absent from this list. H ... , is interestingly absent from this list. However, discussion of the pramanas seem to indicate that inference is implied in the pramana that provides the premises for inference. That is, inference fro ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Quest for the Truth

of who we are is based upon what we consider to be the truth; truth that is supported by reason and inference. Many consider life more worthwhile by living based upon what is considered to be the trut ... sed upon lies and groundless illusions.Other approach that individuals use to discover the truth is inference. Individuals combine statements that support the statement in question. If the supporting ...

(3 pages) 47 0 5.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Decision Making Models

ls are to aid decision makers to minimize the threat of human mistakes, and taking into account the inference of courses of actions from observable behaviors. These decision making practice is the abi ...

(5 pages) 148 0 4.3 Jan/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Management Planning & Decision Making

Preliminary Physics Research Task - Electrical Energy in the Home

continuous electric current. Volta at first approved, and then disagreed completely with Galvani's inference about animal electricity. This stated that there is electricity that is transmitted from a ...

(8 pages) 29 0 4.3 May/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics