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Laurence Behrens, and Leonard J. At one point, Abraham was commanded by God to offer his son Isaac up as a sacrifice in the land of Moriah. He was ordered to build a sacrificial altar and sacrifice Isaac upon it.
Abraham proceeded in a spirit of unhesitating obedience to carry out the command. He and Isaac went alone to the mountain. Binding his son to the altar, he drew out his knife. Abraham was just about to kill Isaac when his uplifted hand was stopped by an angel.
A ram was then sacrificed instead of Isaac. As a reward for his obedience Abraham received another promise of numerous descendants and abundant prosperity. This event served as a test of Abraham's faith to God. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science.
Plato's Crito describes Socrates, a seventy-year-old Athenian philosopher who chooses to die for an ideal. When Socrates is charged with debasement of Athens' religion and told that he may be acquitted if he agrees to stop practicing philosophy, he is unyielding, saying that God commands him to find the truth.
Socrates thinks that injustice may not be answered with injustice and refuses Crito's offer to finance his escape. Socrates argues that escaping would be wrong, and indeed undermine his whole life's work, because Socrates does not blame the laws that sentenced him, but the people. To escape illegally would be a violation against the rule of law.
Socrates prefers to be a martyr for a cause rather than a criminal who despises the very system that he worked so long to build. If he were to betray these laws, he would have to betray his own conscience.
In Crito the main arguments are: In moral matters we should follow the few wise, not public opinion. Public opinion says return evil for evil, the few wise say do not harm anyone. Disobedience to law tends to harm the city.
We owe them being, physical nurture upbringingand moral education. Plato on virtue and the law. Antigone A tragedy by Sophocles written around BC.
Antigone is one of the daughters of Oedipus. The penalty for trying to bury the body is death. Antigone rebels against what she considers an unfair judement against her brother. She insists that her brother's body be buried so that his spirit can rest in peace.
In defiance of Creon's order, Antigone goes to the battlefield, pouring sand over Polyneices' body and performing burial rites. When Antigone is caught and brought to Creon, she argues unflinchingly with Creon about the immorality of the order and the morality of her actions.
The angry Creon imprisoned Antigone in a cave to let her starve to death.
In the end she hangs herself by a rope. Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone. Translated, with notes and an introduction by Ruth Fainlight and Robert J. Johns Hopkins University Press, Because of his organizational talents and ideological reliability, Eichmann was charged with the task of facilitating and managing the logistics of mass deportation of Jews to ghettos and extermination camps in German-occupied Eastern Europe.
After the war, he fled to Argentina and lived there under a false identity working for Mercedes-Benz until He was captured by Israeli agents in Argentina and brought to Israel to face trial in an Israeli court on 15 criminal charges, including crimes against humanity and war crimes.
He was found guilty and executed by hanging in At his trial, Eichmann maintained that he was merely following orders in arranging murders. The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Simon and Schuster, Cyclon — b The trade name of a powerful pesticide infamous for its use by Nazi Germany to kill human beings in gas chambers of extermination camps during the Holocaust.For courses in Writing across the Curriculum or Writing in the Disciplines.
Effective writing skills for students of all majors and interests One of the best-selling interdisciplinary composition texts for over twenty-five years, Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum guides students through the essential college-level writing skills of summary, critique, synthesis, and analysis.
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Remaining one of the best-selling interdisciplinary composition texts for over twenty-five years, Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum helps students of all majors and interests learn to write effectively for college.
This rhetoric and reader guides students through the essential college-level writing skills of summary, critique, synthesis, and analysis. For courses in Writing across the Curriculum or Writing in the Disciplines. This version of Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum has been updated to reflect the 8th Edition of the MLA Handbook (April )*.
Effective writing skills for students of all majors and interests.