I have decided to address the question: "How has student life at Lancaster University changed since the 1970's?" If I were to answer this question, I would want to compare the life of students at Lancaster University in the 1970's, just after the university was built, to the life that students now lead, in 2003. In order to do this, I would first need to decide what issues I want to consider, as the question is very broad, and may cover an extensive range of topics. Perhaps I would look at how many people attended the University in the 1970's and onwards, and if the number has changed dramatically in thirty years. I could also consider the gender divisions, and the number of international students; how these numbers have changed over a period of time, and how this has affected student lives. I could also converge on activities carried out by the students such as sporting activities, societies and clubs, and nightlife entertainment typically carried out by students. It would perhaps also be relevant to focus on the amount of money students have, or did have, and if the recent development of student loans has vastly changed the pattern of student life at Lancaster. There are numerous types of recent and historical evidence that I could obtain, in answering the proposed question. It would be interesting to look at the number of students at the university, and how this has
"How justified was Gladstone in his criticism of Disraeli's foreign policy as 'reckless, territorial expansionism"?
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"How were Surrealists' interests in dreams and the unconscious reflected in the aesthetic and stylistic features of Un Chien andalou?"
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"I am who I remember being." Does this express the truth about personal identity over time? When answering the above question we must analyse the nature of personal identity over time. The problem of personal identity is problematic, as we need to analyse and distinguish what exactly makes a person. We firstly need to distinguish between the body, the brain, personality, the mind and the soul. Some of these provide better identity criteria than others, as the existence of such entities as a soul are hard to prove. The two main groups we can identify a person under are that of a physical identity, and that of a psychological or mental identity. We must also be aware of the distinction of numerical and qualitative identity. The two forms of identity are both problematic when relating them to personal identity. Numerical identity requires us to be numerically exact when comparing two people over time. If we assume that a person is fundamentally a human body then we would use numerical identity to determine if we are indeed the same person we were five years ago. Biologists would perhaps suggest that we are simply a complex series of matter brought about by evolutionary processes. Our thoughts are nothing more than chemical reactions in the complex matter of our brains and there is no distinction between our thoughts and our bodies. Our brains are simply parts of our bodies,
"I think, therefore I am." Descartes was one of the first philosophers to delve into the idea that humans were more than just flesh and blood.
"I think, therefore I am." Descartes was one of the first philosophers to delve into the idea that humans were more than just flesh and blood. How a person judged their environment and formed their opinions justified their existence. He began to question how anyone could know anything for sure, if no one was certain of the reasoning behind it. Descartes began to doubt and disbelieve everything in order to ascertain the truths of the world. He formed the notion that, perhaps, the physical world did not exist, but was rather an image created by a powerful and malevolent demon in his mind. He was of the opinion that humans knew very few truths about their world, given that they held to traditional assumptions without questioning the integrity of these common-held beliefs. This lead to Descartes questioning the divine appointment of the King, from which Descartes' effect on the French Revolution becomes apparent. Whilst he lived between 1596 and 1650, over one hundred years before the Revolution began, Descartes' belief was carried through to become a fundamental aspect of the Revolution; questioning the King's right to govern as the sole autocrat. Descartes held that by means of questioning alone, certain self-evident truths would become apparent from which the remaining content of science and philosophy could be derived. Through these truths, the remainder of the physical world
"If faced with rising inflation, the government might apply a severe contradictory economic policy. What might that involve and what might be the effects upon a business of your choice?"
BUSINESS STUDIES H/W 2 Q: "If faced with rising inflation, the government might apply a severe contradictory economic policy. What might that involve and what might be the effects upon a business of your choice?" Inflation is the general rise in prices across a wide range of goods and services. Inflation is also the loss in the purchasing power of money. The government may apply a contradictory policy; this may include changing the interest rates. This will mean it becomes more expensive for people and businesses to morrow money. Therefore, businesses will invest less. Individual will consume less because they will be paying more else where in mortgages reducing the amount of surplus money that would have normally been available. The cuts in investment and the cuts in spending will mean a reduction in the level of demand in the economy. The second method is by increasing Taxes, this reduces purchasing power and consumption generally. The third method to reduce inflation is by cutting government spending. The business is a small drinks warehouse outlet by the name of Bay Distribution. This company is growing and each year it makes more investments. I rise is interest rates would affect this company a lot because it trying to invest by increasing it sales. I rise in the interest by the government will affect the consumers as the cost of borrowing money increases, meaning
"If one accepts that it is through close conditioning that a women learns to conform, and that it is this close supervision w
"If one accepts that it is through close conditioning that a women learns to conform, and that it is this close supervision which prevents criminality, then any lessening of the control would lead to increased criminality" (Williams 2004, pp. 469-70) Introduction In a direct response to the quotation, the essay will attempt to identify a possible causal link between the development of the modern 'women's movement' and an assumed increase in female criminality. The discourse and debates within the discipline will be evaluated to determine if there has been an increased female criminality since the 1960's. The assessment will further be improved by analogy of criminal statistics prior and post manumission and collate those findings to current statistical data. Other suggested alternative explanations, social forces such as 'marginalisation' and the possible changing attitudes of law enforcement agencies in regards to the processing of female offenders will also be considered. In regards to the ensuing impact of a feminist critique, the creation of various strands of feminist theory will be outlined and defined within the appendix because of the wordage constraint. 'Malestream' Criminology Historically, to a large extent, Criminology through facilitation of its meta- narratives has been perceived as failing to provide valid explanations and empirical research in relation to
"If real world markets can be made to resemble more closely the economists model of perfect competition, economic efficiency will improve"
"If real world markets can be made to resemble more closely the economists model of perfect competition, economic efficiency will improve" Perfect competition would exist when there are a large number of small firms all producing a homogenous product, and not one firm in the market has monopoly power to amend prices. These companies are competing against each other on the production costs and also the retail price. For an industry to be perfectly competitive then several assumptions need to be made these are that there are a very large number of buyers and sellers and none of the buyers or sellers can influence the ruling market price by their actions. All the buyers and sellers possess perfect market information and the goods they are providing are homogenous. Finally there are few barriers to entry and exit of the market. I use the term "would exist" simple because an industry performing under perfect competition is simply not feasible. There are a number of types of efficiency these include; Dynamic efficiency is concerned with how resources are allocated over a period of time, for example there would be greater efficiency if a firm distributed less profit to it's shareholders but instead invested more of the money into. Allocative efficiency occurs when resources are used to produce the goods and services that consumer wish to buy. For example a consumer wants to