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Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature

The "is-ought" problem first expounded in David Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature creates a distinction between the observed world and the hypothetical one. Hume questions how anyone can create a...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2015 8:36 pm UTC

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History

Even as far as outrageous conspiracy theories go, the idea that the election of Barack Obama was based on affirmative action or some collusive ploy by the American people to shift the blame is...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2010 5:35 am UTC

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The Gift of the Magi

The title The Gift of the Magi proves important to your question. The Magi who brought gifts to Jesus couldn't possibly know how important their demonstration of recognition for a savior was at the...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2010 10:44 am UTC

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Consumer Behavior

I would look at a label to determine whether shoes or garments were environmentally friendly. I would not necessarily base my entire purchasing decision on that factor, and I would pay attention...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2013 7:40 pm UTC

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The Tempest

I would have to agree with the previous answer as far as it goes. When Prospero makes his decision NOT to get his vengeance against his brother and the King, his whole attitude changes. He...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2010 1:07 am UTC

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Marriage

In the Koran, marriage is described as a legal, social, and religious contract between two individuals as well as their families. It is a comprehensive contract includes rights, duties and...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2013 5:16 pm UTC

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Science

In order for a cell to be able to grow, nutrients are required from the environment to provide raw materials for this life process. Cells rely on the cell membrane to transport materials into the...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2015 2:30 pm UTC

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Religion

I think the notion of escaping sin by accepting God as one's savior and "repenting" can be seen as an easy way out for people who do terrible things. There is an awful lot of evil done in the name...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2015 4:04 pm UTC

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A&P

The story is really about Sammy, not the girls, not Lengel, not the shoppers. So all the action in the story has to do with Sammy and his evolution as a character through this story. "Ordinary...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2009 12:15 am UTC

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Logic

When one asks whether statements in the form "he said X" are facts or inferences, one is actually asking about two different statements, one being a claim that someone said a certain thing and the...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2012 12:47 am UTC

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Reference

We communicate constantly. You need to communicate in some way with every person you encounter. Unless you never leave your house, you will need to talk to people. Even if you are homebound, you...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2011 10:58 am UTC

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Romeo and Juliet

*NOTE: Your request has been edited to pose only one question at a time per Enotes rules.* Before doing anything, I encourage you to break down the steps of this essay into a manageable order:...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2010 3:32 am UTC

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Literature

There are several thematic models of the relationship between humans and nature in literary texts. In the Rousseauian model, nature is benevolent and humans are naturally good. The opposition...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2011 8:52 am UTC

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Math

Determine the first endpoint by substituting 1 for x in Determine the second endpoint by substituting 4 for x in Determine the distance between points (1,5) and (4,40): Apply the Pythagorean...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2013 9:34 pm UTC

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Eugene O'Neill

O'Neill was a naturalist: a kind of realist who uses environmental forces to overwhelm human agency. Qualities of a naturalist are : austere or harsh frankness of manner cosmic, biological, or...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2010 12:07 am UTC

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History

It seems to me that any new organization has to work some things out in the beginning. Once the honeymoon period is over, there are some details to attend to. This is especially true of a new...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2011 6:41 am UTC

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Science

When you cut into an onion, you slice through the onion cells that contain sulfuric compounds. The cutting of the onion allows certain enzymes to mix with sulfenic acid which forms a new compound....

Latest answer posted July 4, 2010 2:27 am UTC

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Two Kinds

Your original question didn't specify which "story" you wished to focus on, so I have tried to guess and gone for "Two Kinds." However, in my response I will keep my comments general. What I say...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2010 8:19 pm UTC

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The Crucible

Self-knowledge and self-confidence do not seem like identical things to me, though I am interested in further exploring the idea that self-knowledge might lead to self-confidence. Hale is the...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2012 5:46 pm UTC

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Travel

I have simple tastes. The North Carolina coast is low key, affordable, and relaxing enough for me. I do enjoy England as well though, and would like to get back there soon.

Latest answer posted March 24, 2012 4:34 am UTC

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Law and Politics

Under Vermont law, entering the neighbor’s driveway without consent may constitute trespassing if no-trespassing signs have been posted or if the neighbor has given the driver notice not to enter...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2008 11:58 pm UTC

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Essay Lab

I would suggest considering different types of leads to introduce your personal narrative. Leads are meant to hook your reader and get them interested in your writing. One type of lead would be a...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2012 6:29 pm UTC

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History

The primary difference between the two is that while the works of both contained religious themes, the Italian Renaissance was more devoted to classical Greco-Roman overtones. The Northern...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2012 2:20 pm UTC

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Lord of the Flies

Necessity is the mother of invention in chapter 1 and 2 because the boys need to invent ways to survive on the island. To “buttress” is to "strengthen or justify." In this case, you want to...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2013 6:29 pm UTC

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The Giver

Like the community in The Giver, Amish people live apart from the rest of society. However, they have chosen to do for for religious reasons and not as a way to manipulate people's lives and...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2008 12:40 am UTC

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Social Sciences

You're very welcome. It looks like my colleague above has answered your question nicely. Great question!

Latest answer posted July 13, 2015 7:45 pm UTC

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Psychology

Different students in the field of psychology will consider different arenas more interesting than other areas. Any field in which individuals enter with a passionate desire to transform what is...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2014 1:45 am UTC

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History

I think that there are some ways in which it is harder to be a leader today and some ways in which it is easier. The major way in which it is easier today comes about because of communications....

Latest answer posted April 12, 2013 8:28 pm UTC

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Teaching Community

This is an interesting question. I don't know why, but what popped into my head was YIELD. I think it's because I want to remind everyone in my classroom to stop and think, and consider others....

Latest answer posted August 12, 2011 2:18 pm UTC

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Social Sciences

Domestic politics and policy are not in a state of anarchy except in a few regions of a few countries. It is a tenet of the study of international relations that the international community is in...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2015 5:47 am UTC

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Reference

There are many reasons you would want to use a microphone to record on your computer. Maybe you record podcasts. I've summarized a few microphone options you could purchase that would be compatible...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2016 10:20 pm UTC

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Math

Given the curve: y= sin(9x)+ sin^2 (9x) We need to find the equation of the tangent line at the point (0,0) ==> Then the equation is: y-y1= m(x-x1) ==> y= mx Then we need to find the slope....

Latest answer posted March 6, 2012 7:37 am UTC

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Math

If you have roots of quadratic equation `x_1` and `x_2`, then your equation is `a(x-x_1)(x-x_2)=0`, `a ne 0` . So possible equations would be: `(x-0)(x-0)=x^2=0` for `a=1` `-x^2=0` ` ` for `a=-1`...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2012 7:57 am UTC

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Oh, absolutely. Keep in mind that this novel was set in the time period of the 1930s, but it was written by Harper Lee in 1960. What she wrote about racism still existed in 1960, and it still...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2008 8:49 am UTC

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Désirée's Baby

It is important to not deem character traits as either "usual" or "unusual" when it comes to ethnicity, race, or gender. Instead, classify them as either: "stereotypical", "rare", or "based on the...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2012 1:12 am UTC

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History

There were a number of ways in which “policies” connected to World War II affected minorities. There were also ways in which things that were not really policy also impacted those groups. Of...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2013 7:51 pm UTC

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Macbeth

The attached link will help you answer this question. Essentially, they are both corrupted by this decision to kill the King and their relationship falls apart. Lady Macbeth suffers for her part...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2011 12:13 am UTC

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Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

Roo is Olive's sometimes-lover, a working man who spends most of the year in the fields performing manual labor. He is a member of an older class of men, preferring to work with his hands instead...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2013 9:09 pm UTC

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Guns, Germs, and Steel

In Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond says he wrote the book in response to a question from a New Guinean named Yali. Yali's question was this: "Why is it that you white people developed so...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2008 11:17 am UTC

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Global Warming

There are many actions being undertaken by governments and by individuals that are meant, in whole or in part, to reduce the extent to which human action will lead to climate change. Not all...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2013 10:32 pm UTC

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Math

The pizza is cut into 6 equal slices. So each slice has 1/6 of the circumference. The perimeter of the slice also includes 2 other sides equal to the radius of the pizza. The circumference of the...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2011 3:41 pm UTC

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Arts

Born O'Shea Jackson, Ice Cube is a hip-hop artist, lyricist, screenwriter, director, and producer, who has an estimated worth of $120 million. Originally a member of the group C.I.A. that included...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2014 7:27 pm UTC

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World War I

Russia played very little role in the final stages of World War I. To the extent that it was relevant, it was only in a negative way. Russia had performed very poorly in WWI. It had suffered many...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2013 3:21 pm UTC

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Science

Human efforts to preserve as many species as possible are a (somewhat feeble) attempt at repairing the damage we have done to the environment as a “thinking”, greedy species interested in much more...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2012 9:30 pm UTC

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Guide to Literary Terms

A simple sentence is one which is made up of one independent clause which can stand alone.A compound sentence is one which is made up of two or more independent clauses which can stand alone.The...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2009 5:27 am UTC

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Math

`(x+4)^2=-12y+24` (a) Vertex To determine the vertex, express the given equation of the parabola to its vertex form which is: `y=a(x-h)^2+k` where (h,k) is the vertex. To convert the equation in...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2013 3:53 am UTC

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Math

`int_0^(pi/2) (tan x)^2dx=` You can use the fact that `tan x =(sin x)/(cos x)` to get `int_0^(pi/2)(sin^2 x)/(cos^2 x)dx=`` ` Now you write numerator as `sin^2 x=1-cos^2x`...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2013 7:41 pm UTC

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History

Indian Removal refers to policies enacted by the U.S. in regards to Native American tribes being forced from their traditional homeland. Some tribes submitted to removal orders, such as the Choctaw...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2012 5:56 am UTC

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The Garden Party: And Other Stories

Check out the following links to help you answer your question. There is also an excellent study guide to this short story. The link to that is below as well. Good Luck!

Latest answer posted May 26, 2008 8:16 am UTC

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Management

The first thing that needs to be said in answering this question is that there is a big difference between being a “stern disciplinarian” and accepting what is going on at this sandwich shop....

Latest answer posted November 1, 2013 5:36 am UTC

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