Essays Tagged: "free choice"

A Comparison of the Ways in Which Four Authors Treat Fables (chaucer, angela carter, thurber, orwell)

urces.'The Nun's Priest's Tale' (from 'The Canterbury Tales') starts off with some philosophy about free choice. Chaucer implies that is there such a thing as free will or has God got everything pre-o ...

(3 pages) 61 0 3.9 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Freewill vs Determination

The controversy between free will and determinism has been argued about foryears. What is the difference between the two? Lo ... sm has been argued about foryears. What is the difference between the two? Looking in a dictionary, free will is thepower, attributed to human beings, of making free choices that are unconstrained bye ... hoices that are unconstrained byexternal circumstances or by an agency such as fate or divine will. Free will allows freechoice. Yet, determinism is the total opposite. Determinism has this definition ...

(4 pages) 224 0 3.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Symbolism and Foreshadowing in Herman Melville's Moby Dick.

"Do human beings have free will or free choice and if not who or what shapes human destiny?" (McSweeney 9) Herman Melville ...

(7 pages) 88 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

My Theory of a Good Life

rmined by their biological mechanisms and social conditioning, or from their intuitive insights and free choice. I believe that each individual chooses independently what determines them. I don't th ... mines them. I don't think that a generalization about how all humans act can be made. Yes, we are free, and have the ability to choose freely, but is human will truly free in today's society? Human ...

(8 pages) 276 4 3.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Romeo's role in "Romeo and Juliet" as the tragic hero.

a reader should look for while attempting to identify the tragic hero - noble stature, tragic flaw, free choice, the punishment exceeds the crime, increased awareness, and produces catharsis. Althoug ... hile attempting to identify the tragic hero readers should identify the noble stature, tragic flaw, free choice, the punishment exceeds the crime, increased awareness, and produces catharsis.

(2 pages) 108 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

Why abortion should be legal

In North America one of societies most appreciated and respected rights is their free choice. People choose how they live. No one would accept someone telling them where they can li ... ight to have an abortion because abortion will happen whether it is illegal or not. It is a woman's free choice to have an abortion because it's her body. The majority of legal abortions are safer the ... year approximately 84 000 women die world wide from failed illegal abortions.Abortion is a woman's free choice because it's her own body. When a woman is raped she should not have to give up nine mon ...

(2 pages) 67 1 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

John Proctor: A Tragic Hero this essay shows how john proctor of Arthur Millers THe Crucible is a tragic hero in the classic sense

rchetypal tragic hero as having six distinct characteristics. They are "Noble stature, tragic flaw, free choice, punishment exceeding crime, increased awareness, (the ability to) produce catharsis in ... pride is that he will not give up his name, not even for his own life.The third characteristic was "Free choice: while there is often a discussion of the role of fate in the downfall of a tragic hero, ...

(2 pages) 77 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Macbeth: Fate or Free-will.

In Shakespeare's Macbeth, there is a question as to whether or not Macbeth is driven by fate or free will. The three weird sisters approach Macbeth with prophecies that will all come true in the e ... throughout the play to choose his own fate. Macbeth journeyed to his murderous doom through his own free choice.In Act I, the three witches visit Macbeth and Banquo on the heath. The witches make thre ...

(2 pages) 77 2 4.8 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Jean-Paul Sartre the Existentialist, Sigmund Freud the Determinist, and Victor Frankenstein

atheist as well. He asserted that God does not exist, and that the only human condition is that of free choice. Sigmund Freud revolutionized unconscious drives in the 20th century and was a determini ... e that it is subjectivity that defines human existence. Last, but most certainly not the least, the freedom in which we humans are born with determines our actions, attitudes, purposes, and values. (H ...

(11 pages) 135 0 2.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The Problem of Free Choice

The problem of free choice is in essence a fundamental question of whether we have the ability to make choices or n ... ssay I am not attempting to make the rather bold statement of offering a solution to the problem of free choice, but rather, to offer a description of two main contemporary positions in the problem - ... n of the two positions however, there must be a mutual understanding of what exactly the problem of free choice involves; and in order to do this, we must understand the notion of a free choice. For t ...

(6 pages) 145 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Roe Vs. Wade

is considered normal and a means of convenience. Many women today abuse the rights they have to a "free choice" and have multiple abortions yearly and still continue to have sex. The thought of abort ...

(3 pages) 223 4 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Persuasive letter: Scott Krueger

ecause they obviously knew they existed, especially in this fraternity; it was Scott's personal and free choice to live there, to start drinking, and to continue it in the form of binging until his bl ... life his parents planned for him. However, no matter how you turn it, at the end it was his own and free made decision to swallow a substance that is by its very nature a poison. Actions have conseque ...

(6 pages) 65 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

Natinal Labor Relations Board & functions

lture, airlines, railroads, and government the Act implements the national labor policy of assuring free choice and encouraging collective bargaining as a means of maintaining industrial peace. Over t ... assignment, the NLRB has two main functions: (1) to determine, through secret-ballot elections, the free democratic choice by employees whether they want to be represented by a union in dealing with t ...

(3 pages) 75 1 3.7 Nov/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

An essay debating the topic of, "Does Arjuna have a free choice"

"Does Arjuna Have A Free Choice?" Arjuna is one of the two main characters in the classic Hindu religious text, the Bhag ... hoice when it comes to fighting or not. If all our actions are caused, then how can Arjuna have any free will? If God knows the future, and if God is omniscient, then how can Arjuna have any choice as ... es Krishna have to bother trying to persuade Arjuna at all? This would imply that he DOES have some free will. However the text, along with some other Hindu texts provides us with some answers to this ...

(1 pages) 46 1 1.6 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The problem with free will

Free will can be determined as the ability or power to choose, which can include making free choices ... ces that are unconstrained by external circumstances, Descartes identifies the faculty of will with freedom of choice, "the ability to do or not do something" (Meditation IV), and even goes so far as ... do something" (Meditation IV), and even goes so far as to state that "the will is by its nature so free that it can never be constrained" (Passions of the soul,I, art.41). On this level it is often t ...

(6 pages) 128 0 4.3 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

How Democratic is Guatemala?

Guatemala What is Democracy? According to Freedom House, a research organization, which gives country ratings on how democratic they are, give ... . According to Gregory Mahler an election is a "selection of government elite by mass suffrage with free choice, turnover, and elections at regular intervals" (Mahler). Elections in Guatemala occur ev ... he example above puts Guatemala more in the form of Conservative Authoritarian and because of this, Freedom House gives Guatemala a rating of 4.0. Guatemala meets the criteria for being democratic but ...

(3 pages) 30 0 4.6 Feb/2005

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Romeo and Juliet- 'fate' play against 'free choice'

er which the family feud is ended. The essence of the story comes down to a question of fate versus free choice. Did the ploys of fate - the family feud between the Capulets and the Montagues, the lov ... iet, the ill timed quarantine of those with the Plague and the time and place of the story overcome free choice?The family feud between the Capulets and Montague and the troubles that arise for Romeo ...

(2 pages) 51 0 4.3 Jul/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Globalization's Expiatory Sheep: Victimization of workers

"Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work. . Everyone has the right to a ... that involves individual students from campuses all over America and Canada fighting for sweatshop free labor conditions and workers' rights. The USAS believe that university standards should be in l ...

(9 pages) 115 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

American Studies: What gender issues of its time does "The Awakening" reflect

ed widely mixed opinions about the ending, some say that there was conflict between mother hood and free choice for women like getting a job to be financially independent. So most people say that her ... and society's rules. These characters tried to fit into society and, at the same time, tried to be free. Compared to other writers in her day who did not write story's that challenged society.The 19t ...

(6 pages) 55 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Free Will A Major Debate

Throughout history the thought of whether human beings are capable of free will has been the subject of major debate. The idea of free will has been prominent in the thou ... remains largely unanswered. I will use this paper to show that human beings do not ultimately have free will nor do they have free choice and though they might partially have some free will in decisi ... free choice and though they might partially have some free will in decision making, the majority of free will is an illusion and otherwise subject to predetermined external forces. In order to discuss ...

(6 pages) 79 0 0.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy