2. Discuss the main characteristics of the upper classes society of New York at the turn of the 20th Century and exemplify them with Wharton’s The House of Mirth

Edith Wharton provides a critique of the upper classes society of New York in her novel The House of Mirth by criticizing two main aspects current at that period, the Gilded Age. It is important to remark the biographical content of the novel, since Wharton belonged to the New York’s aristocracy and therefore, encouraged  she wrote

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Non-wacko Philosophers are (Pick 7):

Lovers of wisdom


Seekers of truth




Reckless individuals

Critically minded





Wisdom is the ability to use knowledge and intelligence for practical purposes.

Fields of Philosophy

The study of ultimate reality: metaphysics

The limit of human knowledge: epistemology

The science of reasoning: logic

The study of morals: ethics

The study of society: social/political

The study of values: axiology

-The study

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  • What is Process? Give the difference between Process and Program.


  • Process is a program under execution.
      • It is an instance of an executing program, including the current values of the program counter, registers & variables.
      • Process is an abstraction of a running program.



A process is program in execution.

A program is set of instructions.

A process is an active/ dynamic entity.

A program is a passive/ static entity.

A process has a limited life span. It is created when execution

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1. It is done by adjusting to a code or a set of moral rules and values.

2.This moral code should not be imposed by the society to the people, but each individual must be free to choose it.

3.Being free when acting is something extremely important when assessing an action from a moral perspective because, if I act freely, then I am morally responsible for what I do or don’t do.

4. Thus, a fundamental condition appears so that we can judge whether an individual behaviour

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Def: Fixed arrangement that organizes relations between social roles. Guided by rules and norms of its own. Key concept of the structural- functional theory that sees society as composed of various institutions that play different roles

Def: is a fixed arrangement that organizes the relations between social roles.

Importance: Informs us of relevant info and keeps us up to date

Factors that shape it: Other institutions, geographical features, technological, cultural, econ, political


  • Media as
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This text tries to make known the changes that capitalism has had in the last thirty years,
second the opinion of several authors. It makes a comparison between different texts of the
1960s, where family capitalism is criticized, and the texts of the 1990s, where there are already
large planned organizations, hierarchies.

In relation to Objective Management in 1960, two major problems arise:
- Strong dissatisfaction on the part of the “ Cadres”
- Management problems that are linked to the giant size
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