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An important challenge to the significance of the intellectual capacities of human beings is posed by those who depreciate their value by denying that humans can ever attain truth in any significant sense of this term ...[Against this denial], it is the experience of all of us that we come to know some things; that much of this knowledge is relevant and quite useful; and that, collectively, the knowledge human beings have gained over millennia has allowed them to improve remarkably their lives and provided them many valuable insights about the world surrounding them and about themselves.

This paragraph is taken from the note on "The Rationality of Human Beings.”

Prepare a write-up 900-1,200 words long in which you either:

- Agree with the thesis of the paragraph, giving your reasons for agreeing;

- or disagree with the thesis of the paragraph, giving your reasons for disagreeing;

- or accept the thesis of the paragraph with qualifications, also giving reasons.

The assignment should be properly referenced, identifying the source of each statement or idea which is not original work of the author.The quality of English language will be taken into account in grading the assignment.

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School: New York University




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Truth is an elusive subject. It is both impossible and straightforward to determine the
truth. The truth depends on the motive. There are many players in the game of truth namely the
public, politicians, media, corporations, and firms. It is almost impossible to determine the truth
without having the foresight of the motive aspect. In response to the paragraph of the "inability
to use human intellect and still … depreciate the value…. Attain truth significantly” It seems like
the blind leading another blind.
The media is an influential participant in propagating and spreading information. Media
has been used to twist public opinion. The media may be in a position and still chose to
propagate the opposite if it can generate revenue. There is a big difference between perception
and reality. The English football fans associated with hooliganism in the past. The fans are
described as aggressive, masculine, drunkards, extensive destruction, racist and xenophobic.
These are significant connotations towards English fans. It was reported during a football march
between England and Germany in 2000, tha...

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