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  • The Apology For Thomas Paine's Common Sense

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    with a severe lack of common sense in the modern world is rapidly increasing. Without this common sense, the world turns into a mass of chaos and confusion. According to Merriam-Webster, common sense is defined by having sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts. Our world is in a grave and desperate drought of common sense, and the only way to quench this thirst is to reevaluate ourselves, our thoughts, and our practices. Common sense begins with respect for

  • Common Sense

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    in the end, he made it clear that it was time for independence. How and why did Common Sense Change the path of the colonial rebellion? Common Sense influenced many of the colonial people’s minds by exploiting to them to the possibilities of being free from English rule and becoming their own self governing country. “He wrote clearly and directly, and he avoided the complex language and Latin phrases common in pamphlets aimed at educated leaders.” (Give Me Liberty,

  • Common Sense

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    Omar El-Azhary 6 May 2012 Common Sense Making people understand a serious situation like America’s independence is not easy, but Thomas Paine was able to do so through his book, Common Sense. Thomas Paine was able to communicate his ideas to common simple farmers and to the high class intellectuals very easily. He lived at the time of the American Revolution, and Common Sense is one of his main publications that urged Americas’ independence from the British. Born in 1937, Thomas Paine was originally

  • Essay on Common Sense

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    American Independence, Thomas Paine offers much advice in both Common Sense, and The Crisis. Paine offers very strong arguments in Common Sense, which are supported by his own reason, his sensibility, his common sense and by his ability to draw inference from what has already happened. Paine uses every element in his ability to help give more depth to his arguments and plans. However, of all the cases Thomas Paine makes in Common Sense, the ultimate goal of Paine is to incite the American Public

  • Common Sense In The Crucible

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    forever. With the application of common sense, this man would not have to live with the guilt of the accident. This advice could also be given to those involved in the 1862 Salem, Massachusetts Witch Trials. The witchcraft accusations and deaths could have been avoided through the use of a little reasoning. These historical events are tied into society through The Crucible, which surrounds a dynamic and round character by the name of John Proctor, who gains a sense of logic that can be seen through

  • Theories Of The Common Sense

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    Questioning whether or not people make choices seems to be an arbitrary concept to ponder. Common sense causes one to believe that, of course, humans make choices daily. Even now, common sense dictates that it is a choice to read this paper or even for this paper to be written at all. However, according to one form of early philosophy, common sense has led society astray. Each event that occurs throughout the universe has causation such that one never acts of his or her own free will. This theory

  • Subcultures Of Common Sense

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    by a car and the driver evacuates the scene. Is it common sense to file a police report or hunt down the perpetrator yourself? I believe most Americans will choose the former over the latter based on their perception of common sense. However, if someone chooses to seek retribution for the hit and run by themselves, do they then lack common sense or does their common sense merely differ from ours? The Merriam Webster dictionary defines common sense as a “sound and prudent judgment based on a simple

  • Common Sense Essay

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    Common Sense The persuasion towards independence represented through the pamphlet Common Sense, is largely effective. The work portrays the unjust treatment received by the colonies from the mother country, England. Thomas Paine begins with the creation of government, as lived by the colonist, and progresses to the wrongful acts administered by Parliament and the King of England. Finally, Thomas Paine gives confidence to the unity of the colonies, and details a forceful removal of English

  • A Summary Of Common Sense'

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    A Summary of “Commons Sense” This article goes over the inefficiency of the commons, the idea of a shared area that anyone can use. This idea is flawed because it is in every individual’s best interest to get the most out of the land, regardless of the other land users. This can lead to the over use and abuse of the land and its resources. To prevent such misuse, rules must be set in place and people to enforce them. However, this leads to more complications, as people must be found to monitor use

  • Common Sense Essay

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    After reading excerpts from the pamphlet “Common Sense”, written by Thomas Paine in 1776, I developed a sense of understanding for many different aspects of the article. About a quarter of the way through, I found myself very much interested in what I was reading. However, I was interested to an extent where I felt as if I was living in the 18th century and I strongly agreed with everything Thomas Paine was saying. By the end of the reading, I felt overwhelmingly opposed to the British, and I was