Knowledge is all around us and it is something that is a learned behavior. Knowledge is acquired through life's experience and education. Everything we do in life gives us a step further in knowledge's wise perspective. Everything we do, everything we live through, and everything we experience is how the knowledge is gained. It might not always be the knowledge we seek, but there will definitely be some sort of knowledge out of every situation we encounter whether new or repeat. Unless we seek...
SMOTE is a technique for the building of classifiers from datasets that are imbalanced. A dataset is characterized as imbalanced if the classes are not in the same region, i.e. they are not similarly represented in the samples space. Under-sampling of the majority class (i.e. the "normal" category) has been considered in some cases in the literature, as a good way of improving the sensitivity of a classifier compared to the minority class. In VPH2 we have adopted a mixed method...
In this essay, I will be writing a critique on Mill's harm principle. Evaluate its criticisms and explain why its positive influence far outweighs the negative ones in a society which its citizens are free to dictate their notions. In his Autobiography of 1873, John Stuart Mill described On Liberty as 'a kind of philosophic textbook of a single truth' (Mill (1989 edn), p.189) and rather than speak in terms of rights, some may claim a 'right' not to be harmed, Mill said only Harm (or the threat...
On page 106, He acknowledges the tolerance of the multicultural Western liberals but simultaneously discredits this by asserting that the Western responses to acts of violence (in this case, the Muslims violent protests) are but a manifestation of hypocrisy. He tries to convince the "tolerant" western liberals to step back from the media's standard range of violence intrusion that conditions them to look at the content instead of the form of the violence. How ?He does this by...
The purpose of this paper is to explore and explain the laws of TRIZ and examine how these laws have changed our lives. Many of the systems that we use today have evolved by means of these laws and it is essential to understand the basic concept behind these laws to see why systems evolve in the way that they do. TRIZ, sometimes known as the theory of inventive problem solving, was first developed by a soviet inventor by the name of Genrich Altshuller and his colleagues around 1946. Altshuller...
After the incident of 9/11, the interpretation of the word torture has come across as admissible and rigorous. National polling in America has shown that some Americans standby the use of torture in certain cases, although majority of them condemn it strongly. There hasn't been a lot of talk regarding torture in the philosophical literature. However, in this paper I have first commented on the significance and need for torture and then I've projected a discussion that would support torture in...
According to the Athenians, Socrates was an ugly man. One who walked through the city and humiliated authoritative figures in public places with many people around. Many would say that he "made the weaker argument stronger". Throughout Socrates' life, he was always looking for truth. Socrates went about his life following his ways, questioning people about their own beliefs, until he was brought to trial by a group of men on the charges of corrupting the youth and impiety. When...
The practices of devout Christians do not limit themselves to Church, missionary work and Sunday school, but emerge in everyday activity. Surfacing in common conversations, religious zeal, or lack there of, usually mirrors a speaker's personal philosophy. If a person refuses to worship a God, they do not only miss events like Sunday mass, but they also miss the message presented at mass, forming their beliefs outside of worship. A less extreme dichotomy exists between those who choose to...
Abortion involves the loss of fetus and consequently loss of a future human being. It can only be justified in circumstances where the life of the mother is in danger and the consequences of failing to abort are great (Marquis 194). Marquis identifies two accounts that make killing wrong, namely, the discontinuation account whereby killing automatically terminates life and discontinues the experience of living to the victim, and the desire account, whereby killing interferes with the...
Nature is generally considered the part of a person that is a genetic inheritance, the fundamental identity that determines the choices someone will make. Nurture is the environmental factor to someone's development: his or her socioeconomic standing, privileges, disadvantages, opportunity, access, etc. The blank slate, or tabula rasa, theory presented by John Locke during the 17th century states that everyone is born with nothing and is shaped by his or her environment; in other words,...