Essays Tagged: "false pretenses"

The Mind-body problem in Descartes Meditations

tion, he goes on to prove that nothing exists meaning that because some of our beliefs are based on false pretenses. He establishes that knowledge is built upon a foundation of lesser and simpler idea ... s that the most basic set of knowledge we have are our senses. He continues that the senses give us false information. For example, when we look at the sun, we cannot tell how big it is because it is ...

(6 pages) 128 0 2.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Explains how physical comedy is used in A Night At the Opera. Does a great job explaining the greatness of the Marx brothers

sons and when the head of police tries to catch Otis B. Driftwood after speaking at city hall under false pretenses. The most comical scene utilizing physical comedy was when about twenty peopl ...

(2 pages) 18 1 4.2 Feb/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

False Pretense Versus Larceny by Trick

According to Merriam Webster's Dictionary of Law false pretenses are "false representations concerning past or present facts that are made with the i ... ade with the intent to defraud another; also: the crime of obtaining title to another's property by false pretenses" (Webster, 1996). The accused must know that statements made are false, whereas the ... rimes sound the same. They are similar, but they are actually quite different in one aspect. "Under false pretenses, title is intentionally passed to the accused by the victim in reliance on the misre ...

(2 pages) 20 0 4.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Identity Theft: what is it?

l possessions such as wallets, purses, and so on), and pretexting ( they get your information under false pretenses).Ways to prevent identity theftThere are several ways to help reduce the probability ...

(3 pages) 100 0 3.2 Jul/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Lynching in the United States and Our Literature.

) hired a group of mercenaries to lynch/murder the smaller ranchers (predominatly democrats) on the false pretenses that they were cattle rustlers ("Lynching in the United States").In the post-cival w ...

(4 pages) 22 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Without Due Process

ere other citizens have lost their assets and livelihoods due to civil forfeiture proceedings under false pretenses. Cassidy neglects to include any explanation that would outline the benefits that ca ...

(2 pages) 26 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law


Investigation. It defines fraud as "the fraudulent conversion and obtaining of money or property by false pretenses: included are larcenies by bailee and bad checks, except forgeries and counterfeitin ...

(8 pages) 119 0 5.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Biff Loman and Tom Wingfield Analysis

the ones that they love.In Death of a Salesman, the main character, Willy Loman is consumed by his false pretenses of what a real man should be. These illusions include how he believes that a real ma ...

(3 pages) 14 0 0.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers