Does Gun Control reduce Crime?

Name Course Professor Date Does Gun Control Reduce Crime? Homicide is rated as the second leading cause of death for the young people whereby most murders are reported to be committed with hand guns. It is important to reduce gun violence for the sake of families and children since they are the most affected. In the United States most of the youths between the ages of 10 and 19 years old die as a result of homicide especially the black males of this age. However, gun control is a mechanism that is implemented to reduce circulation of guns in society since it is perceived that a high ownership of guns in a state increases the crime rate. In addition,...

Marriage and The Family

Marriage and the family Name: Institution: Date: ABSTRACT A marriage and a family are two vital concepts in sociology and also essential components of the society. Through marriage, a family is formed while the summation of the different families in a geographical area makes a society and thus families are the building blocks of society. This paper looks into the marriage and family concepts in the modern society, the different ways they come to be and their various variations through which they present themselves in the modern society. This paper has discussed some changes that have occurred in this two institutions during...

schematize an argument

Rousseau’s argument On the Social Contract Student’s name: Institutional affiliation: The social contract has been established, but Rousseau suggests the need for a force to maintain it, else it perishes. The power of resistance, he suggests shows in full force as man is no longer in the primitive condition. Coming together to overcome the resistance is the only way that man shows this force at work. However, in the social contract, there is a problem in that coming together might threaten the ability to preserve self-interests. The solution appears to be in finding a way to come together without necessarily loosing the self-interests, a possibility in the social contract. This suggests the...

paranormal phenomena

Religion and Paranormal Phenomena Student’s Full Name Name of University Introduction According to existing data, the majority of the American population, believes in paranormal phenomena. (Irwin, 1993). How, and what they believe has been subject to a myriad of speculations with the passing of the years. Most of the speculations regarding the subject have been on the grounds of parapsychological investigation and empirical assessment. Despite the investigations, scientists and skeptical have yet to find the real causes around paranormal phenomena. There are a few types of alleged psychic abilities related to paranormal, religious experiences. For instance, extra-sensory perception, which is...

The book of job

Name: Tutor Course Date: The Book of Job The book of Job was written by an anonymous author, and it is a combination of the heavenly and human knowledge that focuses mainly on a key life issue. The major issue in the book is to answer the question: why do blameless people endure undeservedly? The book does not mainly talk about Job. Although and his suffering are the centers of the book God is also the center of the book and His relationship to what He created. In this excerpt, I will examine the book of job and how it is a story of empathy and the lesson that his friends learned from him. The book of job is a story of empathy since it mainly deals with human suffering. But the agony of the...

define what is epistemology

Name Institution Instructor Date Epistemology Epistemology is a term that most philosophers such as James Frederick have continuously used to establish the meaning of knowledge and understanding of nature including the scope of knowledge. The term is borrowed from the Greek word episteme that means knowledge and understanding of the nature of life. Notably, epistemology is defined categorically as the study of knowledge including justified belief with strong concern to understanding of nature and the scope of knowledge. Some philosophers and authors refer to the term as “theory of knowledge”. The term helps in questioning what knowledge is, how knowledge can be acquired and the extent to...

race

Name Professor’s name Course Date Race The novel “The Tragedy of  Pudd'n Head Wilson” by Mark Twain is a narrative that is plotted on the setting of Dawson's Landing, a town in Missouri that lies along the banks of river Mississippi. Basically, it is referred as a slaveholding town that is rich in grains and pork that are nurtured by slaves. However, this novel is composed on segment of people’s lives that expose both negative and positive experiences. The coexistence on many characters creates a detailed pattern that extremely asserts coexistence of several themes throughout the novel and also its setting....

Do we acquire knowledge of the world through the senses

THE ACQUISITION OF KNOWLEDGE: DESCARTES, LEIBNIZ, AND SPINOZA Student’s Name Subject Date Three philosophy students enter in a bar. As soon as they started to drink, they started to debate. The first one, let's call him John, was a Cartesian guy, who believed the Cartesian acquisition of knowledge; the second, Mike, considered that Leibniz objections regarding Cartesian methods were valid; the third, is Jim, who only came for the drinks. John: -drinks- To Descartes, who thought that knowledge could not be doubted. Knowledge is infallible! We can gain knowledge of the clear and distinct ideas with no effort. However, these ideas are not a feeling, they are rational, and require to be tested...

Hebrews 1

Name Lecturer Course Date Lessons from the Book of Hebrews Chapter One Hebrews remains one of the most important epistles that were written to teach the early Christians on important doctrines and encourage them to be steadfast in their faith no matter how challenging it was to be a Christian believer at the time. Although the book was targeted to the Christian community in Hebrew, it still remains a significant in the contemporary society. This article critically analyzes the important contributions of Hebrews 1 to the understanding of the concept of hand, head and heart. In this chapter, the author centered the message on the role of Jesus Christ as a medium of communication between...

marikana

Student Name Professor Name Course Date International Relations Since the times of apartheid, music as well as other forms of protest has been effective in raising concerns about various issues facing the citizens of the nation. Creativity in protest methods by the South Africans has been used to help the government to consider seriously the issues that have been brought forward by the protestors. These protests have been used actually to attract the public attention and help the national government to see things from the different perspective (Mbuyisa). Non-violent protests in South Africa have had a significant role in making the government reassess its decisions to bring about peaceful...