Essays Tagged: "plurality"

Zeno of Elea

some other minorcontributions.The most noted of Zeno's works are his paradoxes. Those dealing with plurality and withmotion. These were written in response to a theory circulating through the region ... a timespace continuum. The other Greek philosophers and mathematiciansthought that the world was a plurality of points and instants.1 This theory was started by thePathagoreans. They said the world h ...

(3 pages) 94 0 4.8 Sep/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Cultural Diversity in Local Politics

non-Hispanic White population has declined from its 71 percent share in 1970 to a narrow numerical plurality of 41 percent of the county's population in 1990.Meanwhile, the Latino and Asian Pacific p ...

(14 pages) 355 0 4.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Question: Do electoral systems effect the type and form of government resultant from the election? Contrasting France and England

ure of elections affects the governmental style that results.The differing results of single-member plurality (commonly referred to as "first past the post") and proportional representation highlight ... ance.The electoral system that is best suited to the British political climate is its single member plurality. Each constituency elects a member to represent them. The party with the most seats forms ...

(8 pages) 70 0 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

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

on, Exemplification, and InstantiationWas Brutus's killing of Caesar a singular event, or in fact a plurality of events taken in context to one another? The concept, and ontological implications of an ...

(10 pages) 101 1 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

"Civil society: a critical view on liberal civil society"

can subscribe and which it can foster in its members. In other words it presents a forum in which a plurality of doctrines can be debated within numerous voluntary associations. In contemporary era, i ...

(6 pages) 212 1 3.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

The Canadian Electoral System and its need for Reform

ndidate, but not necessarily more votes than all other candidate's combined, which is also known as plurality rather than a majority of votes cast. The electoral system in Canada has provided many maj ... criticism o f the FPTP system is that it encourages regional division. There are tendencies in the plurality system is to "reward" small, regionally concentrated parties (Hiemstra & Jansen, 2002) ...

(11 pages) 140 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

The city and philosophy

ined. The two most evident conditions that are necessary for the existence of the city are those of plurality and structure, or ordering principles. Based upon these two requirements is evident that t ...

(9 pages) 82 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Native History

One of the prominent themes in the study of Native American history is that of plurality. Across North American there have been, and yet endure, a myriad of different nations and ...

(5 pages) 90 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Electoral Politics

s of electoral politics. They are single-member majoritarian, proportional representation and mixed plurality.牋牋牋牋As for the structure of electoral politics, the basic is c ...

(6 pages) 92 1 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

A Case for Direct Presidential Elections ---It is written from the POV of a congressman who must vote for or against a constitutional amendment for direct elections.

l College allows for the possibility of a president to be elected without the majority, or at least plurality, of votes, third the College gives disproportionate weight to different size states, and f ... electing the wrong president, or one that won the majority of the electoral vote but less than the plurality of the popular vote. The most recent time this happened was in the 2000 election between A ...

(7 pages) 37 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Socratic dialectic

ing theories regarding the physical world of whom "some conceived existence as a unity, others as a plurality; some affirmed perpetual motion, others perpetual rest", Socrates instead focused on moral ...

(5 pages) 67 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The construct of the western democratic moral.

them as it could be due to ignorance or error of the social pathology . While, Wolf argues that the plurality of values or principles that are relevant to moral judgment are grounded in either relativ ...

(4 pages) 39 0 4.3 Dec/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Diversity Divided

ent about what has become known as 'Multiculturalism':We are urged to look upon life as affording a plurality of values,equally ultimate, above all equally objective; incapable, therefore,of being ord ... liefs. "The main hope of harmony lies not in any imagined uniformity," as Sen believes, "but in the plurality of our identities"(382).Works Cited:Appiah, K. Anthony. "The Multicultural Mistake." The M ...

(4 pages) 121 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Disadvantages of the 'first past the post' electoral system

* The votes cast for losing candidates and those cast for winning candidates over the plurality mark are 'wasted' by this system* Electoral preference is distorted by 'under-representati ... ndencies towards two-major-parties.* The legitimacy of government is undermined in that a system of plurality rule is formed because governments often only have marginal support.* Instability is creat ...

(1 pages) 16 0 4.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

The Plurality of Worlds

xtraterrestrial life is not doomed to fail. Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle's "Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds" (1686) makes this abundantly clear. However, the author's approach of the subje ... earth with specific formulas such as the Drake equation. The scientists and writers who discuss the plurality of worlds today do not deal with the "imagination" as much as de Fontenelle did. Neither d ...

(6 pages) 34 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Socratic Dialectic, Method, and Piety

ing theories regarding the physical world of whom "some conceived existence as a unity, others as a plurality; some affirmed perpetual motion, others perpetual rest" (Internet), Socrates instead focus ...

(5 pages) 28 0 0.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

August tubbe

on the ticket for Representative in the Legislature of Texas. He was defeated by only a very small plurality.During the many years of residency in the United States, August Tubbe citizenship and loya ...

(6 pages) 766 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

        Color is used as one of the most important symbols

f her life, Pauline is very conscious of the colors of the world surrounding her "Whatever portable plurality she found, she organized into neat lines, according to their size, shape. Or gradations of ...

(3 pages) 903 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Democracy in my opinon

eing represented. The most common mechanism involves election of the candidate with a majority or a plurality of the votes. Parliamentary democracy is government appointed by parliament representative ...

(4 pages) 65 0 5.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The reason why many new businesses fail in South Africa is because organizations do not follow ethical principles of management

definitions, ideals and concepts into a form of understandable definitions which can only exist in plurality (Erasmus, 2004).The term "ethics" poses a problem in itself as it cannot be universally co ...

(6 pages) 33 1 0.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology