Date of publication: 2017-07-08 19:55
It is not unheard of for electors to not vote in the favor of their state, although it is rare. There has been a lot of controversy over Donald Trump as president-elect, as shown through the numerous rallies, marches, and protests. However, the point of the Electoral College is to give all states a say in who becomes President thus, electors should vote based on the people they represent. Yet, as more and more people resist against the notion of Trump becoming president, the electors in the Electoral College can’t but help to try to give these people a voice. Because in end, the electors are a representation of the people, and if the people are angry, shouldn’t the electors be too?
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Berlin put these words within inverted commas to indicate that he does not necessarily accept that such a nature is real or that such a self, if it exists, is higher. He is reporting how other people use these words rather than endorsing this way of speaking himself.
At face value, his comment suggests a fideist approach to religious belief such as what Pascal recommends. That is, reason is incapable of establishing religious belief, and God must perform a miracle in our lives to make us open to belief through faith. However, according to the eighteenth-century Hume critic John Briggs, Hume’s real point is that belief in Christianity requires “miraculous stupidity” ( The Nature of Religious Zeal , 6775).
The Introduction and Conclusion must link together at the end of your paper, you should look back at the goals you set out in the Introduction and discuss how you achieved them.
If you want to picket the talk, do it. If you want to attend the talk and ask hard questions during the Q& A period, great. If you want to write poison-pen editorials about how racist/sexist/homophobic/sinful students were to even invite the speaker, cool. (Although someone might write something of their own mocking your offensensitivity.)
In the Treatise Hume rejects the notion of liberty completely. While he gives no definition of “liberty” in that work, he argues that the notion is incompatible with necessity, and, at best, “liberty” simply means chance. In the Enquiry , however, he takes a more compatiblist approach. All human actions are caused by specific prior motives, but liberty and necessity are reconcilable when we define liberty as “a power of acting or not acting, according to the determinations of the will” ( Enquiry , 8). Nothing in this definition of liberty is in conflict with the notion of necessity.
He then pacifies his despair by recognizing that nature forces him to set aside his philosophical speculations and return to the normal activities of common life. He sees, though, that in time he will be drawn back into philosophical speculation in order to attack superstition and educate the world.
The signatories, having made themselves the laughing stock of the (adult) world, should be dismissed from the college for trying to engage in extortion with their absurd demands.
The following section gives a short outline of what should be included in the chapters of a dissertation. Each chapter should end with a short summary and a linking paragraph to the next. When you summarise your research in the last chapter, the Conclusion, check that you are being consistent with the short summary at the end of each chapter.
Compare your answers with those below. Then re-read the whole extract before reading on. You should find that your understanding of the main points made in the passage has increased significantly.
Leaving the University of Edinburgh around the age of fifteen to pursue his education privately, he was encouraged to consider a career in law, but his interests soon turned to philosophy. During these years of private study he began raising serious questions about religion, as he recounts in the following letter: