Author: Potprecha Cholvijarn

Publisher: Wat Luang Phor Sodh

ISBN: 9743502637


Page: 203

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A dissertation submitted to University of Bristol in accordance with the requirement of the degree of Master of Philosophy in Buddhist Studies in the Faculty of Arts Department of Theology and Relegious Studies.
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Author: Kaye Stearman

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404237520

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Discusses the death penalty, including its history, why some people are against it, and how it affects society.
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Author: Anthony Webster

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719067938

Category: History

Page: 198

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Anthony Webster examines the rise of the British empire and the various debates among historians of imperialism over two hundred years. He discusses why the empire is an attractive subject, why controversy surrounds it, and how different generations of historians have read the episodes in the history of the empire.
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The Debate in Modern America

Author: Mark A. Largent

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421406071

Category: History

Page: 222

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Since 1990, the number of mandated vaccines has increased dramatically. Today, a fully vaccinated child will have received nearly three dozen vaccinations between birth and age six. Along with the increase in number has come a growing wave of concern among parents about the unintended side effects of vaccines. In Vaccine, Mark A. Largent explains the history of the debate and identifies issues that parents, pediatricians, politicians, and public health officials must address. Nearly 40% of American parents report that they delay or refuse a recommended vaccine for their children. Despite assurances from every mainstream scientific and medical institution, parents continue to be haunted by the question of whether vaccines cause autism. In response, health officials herald vaccines as both safe and vital to the public's health and put programs and regulations in place to encourage parents to follow the recommended vaccine schedule. For Largent, the vaccine-autism debate obscures a constellation of concerns held by many parents, including anxiety about the number of vaccines required (including some for diseases that children are unlikely ever to encounter), unhappiness about the rigorous schedule of vaccines during well-baby visits, and fear of potential side effects, some of them serious and even life-threatening. This book disentangles competing claims, opens the controversy for critical reflection, and provides recommendations for moving forward.
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Author: Pete Moore

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404237544

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Discusses genetic engineering, including its history, why some people are against it, and how it is used in modern society.
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Author: Nathaniel Harris

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404237537

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Examines the debate about globalization opening with a discussion on the protest at the World Trade Organization by activists.
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Author: Kevern Verney

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719067617

Category: History

Page: 196

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In recent years African American history has been a major growth area in respect to scholarly research. This book provides a clear, concise historiographical perspective on the enormous volume of scholarly work available on this subject.
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Expanding the Debate

Author: Margaret P. Battin,Rosamond Rhodes,Anita Silvers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317795326

Category: Medical

Page: 463

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Physician Assisted Suicide is a cross-disciplinary collection of essays from philosophers, physicians, theologians, social scientists, lawyers and economists. As the first book to consider the implications of the Supreme Court decisions in Washington v. Glucksburg and Vacco v. Quill concerning physician-assisted suicide from a variety of perspectives, this collection advances informed, reflective, vigorous public debate.
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Author: Hugh Tulloch

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719049385

Category: History

Page: 255

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This study is the first to critically survey the changing and highly controversial historical literature surrounding the American Civil War era, from contemporary interpretations up to the present. The racial question was one of the central causes of the war; there was recognition of the need for America to conform wholly to the Declaration of Independence that "all men are created equal." The book both analyzes historians' attitudes and assumptions, and suggests that each writer's perspective was partly determined by the dictates of time and place.
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Depolarizing the Debate

Author: Laurie Shrage

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198034940

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Shrage argues that Roe v Wade's regulatory scheme of a six-month time span for abortion on demand polarized the public and obscured alternatives with potentially broader support. She explores the origins of that scheme, then defends an alternate one--with a time span shorter than 6 months for non-therapeutic abortions--that could win broad support needed to make legal abortion services available to all women.
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A Guide to the Debate

Author: A Working Party of the House of Bishops

Publisher: Church House Publishing

ISBN: 9780715138687

Category: Bisexuality

Page: 358

View: 8804

This widely anticipated report will be welcomed by all who wish to come to a greater understanding of the issues surrounding homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexualism and the Church. It provides an in-depth account of the surrounding issues, and provides detailed analyses of key Scriptural passages.
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(Library of America #62)

Author: Various

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 1598531174

Category: History

Page: 1214

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Here, on a scale unmatched by any previous collection, is the extraordinary energy and eloquence of our first national political campaign: During the secret proceedings of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, the framers created a fundamentally new national plan to replace the Articles of Confederation and then submitted it to conventions in each state for ratification. Immediately, a fierce storm of argument broke. Federalist supporters, Antifederalist opponents, and seekers of a middle ground strove to balance public order and personal liberty as they praised, condemned, challenged, and analyzed the new Constitution Gathering hundreds of original texts by Franklin, Madison, Jefferson, Washington, and Patrick Henry—as well as many others less well known today—this unrivaled collection allows readers to experience firsthand the intense year-long struggle that created what remains the world’s oldest working national charter. Assembled here in chronological order are hundreds of newspaper articles, pamphlets, speeches, and private letters written or delivered in the aftermath of the Constitutional Convention. Along with familiar figures like Franklin, Madison, Patrick Henry, Jefferson, and Washington, scores of less famous citizens are represented, all speaking clearly and passionately about government. The most famous writings of the ratification struggle — the Federalist essays of Hamilton and Madison — are placed in their original context, alongside the arguments of able antagonists, such as "Brutus" and the "Federal Farmer." Part One includes press polemics and private commentaries from September1787 to January 1788. That autumn, powerful arguments were made against the new charter by Virginian George Mason and the still-unidentified "Federal Farmer," while in New York newspapers, the Federalist essays initiated a brilliant defense. Dozens of speeches from the state ratifying conventions show how the "draft of a plan, nothing but a dead letter," in Madison's words, had "life and validity...breathed into it by the voice of the people." Included are the conventions in Pennsylvania, where James Wilson confronted the democratic skepticism of those representing the western frontier, and in Massachusetts, where John Hancock and Samuel Adams forged a crucial compromise that saved the country from years of political convulsion. Informative notes, biographical profiles of all writers, speakers, and recipients, and a detailed chronology of relevant events from 1774 to 1804 provide fascinating background. A general index allows readers to follow specific topics, and an appendix includes the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution (with all amendments).
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The Owl and the Nightingale

Author: Karen M. Gasser

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 9780773479623

Category: History

Page: 152

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In this study of the medieval debate poem, the author offers an analysis of the critical tradition surrounding the poem and her own exegesis. Drawing upon epistemological and linguistic criteria, the author argues that the poem captures the moment within the psychological history of the West when people move from a religious to a humanistic world view.
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The Debate about Racism in America

Author: David O. Sears,Jim Sidanius,Lawrence Bobo

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226744056

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 5537

Are Americans less prejudiced now than they were thirty years ago, or has racism simply gone "underground"? Is racism something we learn as children, or is it a result of certain social groups striving to maintain their privileged positions in society? In Racialized Politics, political scientists, sociologists, and psychologists explore the current debate surrounding the sources of racism in America. Published here for the first time, the essays represent three major approaches to the topic. The social psychological approach maintains that prejudice socialized early in life feeds racial stereotypes, while the social structural viewpoint argues that behavior is shaped by whites' fear of losing their privileged status. The third perspective looks to non-racially inspired ideology, including attitudes about the size and role of government, as the reason for opposition to policies such as affirmative action. Timely and important, this collection provides a state-of-the-field assessment of the current issues and findings on the role of racism in mass politics and public opinion. Contributors are Lawrence Bobo, Gretchen C. Crosby, Michael C. Dawson, Christopher Federico, P. J. Henry, John J. Hetts, Jennifer L. Hochschild, William G. Howell, Michael Hughes, Donald R. Kinder, Rick Kosterman, Tali Mendelberg, Thomas F. Pettigrew, Howard Schuman, David O. Sears, James Sidanius, Pam Singh, Paul M. Sniderman, Marylee C. Taylor, and Steven A. Tuch.
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Author: David F. Hult

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226670139

Category: History

Page: 286

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In 1401, Christine de Pizan (1365–1430?), one of the most renowned and prolific woman writers of the Middle Ages, wrote a letter to the provost of Lille criticizing the highly popular and widely read Romance of the Rose for its blatant and unwarranted misogynistic depictions of women. The debate that ensued, over not only the merits of the treatise but also of the place of women in society, started Europe on the long path to gender parity. Pizan’s criticism sparked a continent-wide discussion of issues that is still alive today in disputes about art and morality, especially the civic responsibility of a writer or artist for the works he or she produces. In Debate of the “Romance of the Rose,” David Hult collects, along with the debate documents themselves, letters, sermons, and excerpts from other works of Pizan, including one from City of Ladies—her major defense of women and their rights—that give context to this debate. Here, Pizan’s supporters and detractors are heard alongside her own formidable, protofeminist voice. The resulting volume affords a rare look at the way people read and thought about literature in the period immediately preceding the era of print.
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A Debate

Author: Rudolf Meier

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231101430

Category: Science

Page: 230

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The concept of species is fundamental to taxonomists, whose work is to classify the nature of all living things. The Linnaean system is the time-honoured system, but modern scientific methods must also be considered. This text presents a debate about which approach may be best.
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