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Assured Destruction Second Strike
1,503 words... action, " in short, states act rationally. The first principle of realism is for the state to defend itself and its citizens from other states. The superpowers tried to defend themselves and their citizens by deterrence, a preventative method of ensuring peace. To ensure that each side knew that the other sides threat was real, the US-Soviet arms race escalated to enhance their second strike capability - enabling a country to withstand an initial strike by an adversary and retain the ability...
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Anglo Saxons First Principle
905 wordsThey way of life during the time period of THE BATTLE of MALDON was very different than the way we live today. In that day and age, violence played a huge role in social status of individuals as well as the society as a whole. The will and skill of Kingian non-violence would be met with laughter and disbelief. To the people living in this time period war was a way of life. The soldiers who fought, Eadwaeard, Aetheric, and Godric, among others, were honored for their bravery and willingness to sa...
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Clear And Distinct Ideas Existence Of God
1,437 wordsSpinoza And Descartes Spinoza enjoys a widespread reputation as the modern philosopher who makes the most thorough going and principled attack on teleology. Unlike Descartes who faint heartedly limits his attack on final causation to the question of its usefulness in physics, Spinoza boldly pushes further, or so the story goes, and denies the legitimacy of all teleological explanation, even with respect to God. Spinoza rejects final causation in physics and theology, as well as he rejects teleol...
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Millions Of People Assured Destruction
2,996 words? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Deterrence is a theory of International relations based in Realism. Essentially, it tries to explain the situation of when two or more states threaten retaliation if attacked, in order to deter the attack. It is therefore possible to very simply state deterrence as " You hit me, I hit you. " For this essay, two main questions have to be addressed, ? Has it worked? ? and? Does it make sense? ? To answer these questions, I will firstly define what deterrence is, I w...
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Kant Believes Sensory Perceptions
1,457 words1. Hegel is a pantheist, meaning that he believes that everything together comes to being God. Subsequently he believes that everything is one, mention get reason and reality actually are the same thing, furthermore Hegel believe that reality is reason, this is his first Principle. In contrast to this Kant believes that all we really know are our per = editions of the real (Nominal world) and tat we cannot really know anything about the real world. So our reason, though it lets us perceive reali...
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Intellectual World First Principle
3,907 wordsThe Divided Line (The Republic, Book VI) Socrates You have to imagine, then, that there are two ruling powers, and that one of them is set over the intellectual world, the other over the visible. I do not say heaven, lest you should fancy that I am playing upon the name. May I suppose that you have this distinction of the visible and intelligible fixed in your mind? Glaucon I have. Socrates Now take a line which has been cut into two unequal parts and divide each of them again in the same propor...
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Social And Economic First Principle
993 wordsCan the Unjust be Rectified Can the Unjust Be Rectified? Robert Nozick, in his essay Rights and the Entitlement Theory, discusses the rights of individuals and just acquisition. He makes it clear that these rights and / or acquisitions cannot be taken away by anyone, either by an individual or by a collective identity such as the state. Individual people and the state have an obligation to not interfere with one? s rights or just acquisitions. As long as one does not interfere with another? s li...
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Freedom Of Speech Private Property
1,145 wordsThanks to Paul Torek for some thought-provoking comments, to which I shall reply in two parts. Firstly, I should like to comment ohio intriguing suggestion on how Rawls might react to my hypothetical. Second, Id like to make some comments on Torek's own criticisms. 1. Rawls and the Hypothetical There is the interesting side-issue that I cannot help but stray into. Namely: how would a Rawlsian reply to my thought experiment? I had considered Torek's suggestion during the original writing, but I t...
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