Pursuit noun (ACT OF FOLLOWING)
The act of following or searching for someone or something, in order to catch or attack the person or thing:
The two children ran through the field in pursuit of their puppy.
Pursuit noun (ATTEMPT)
An attempt to achieve something:
The Declaration of Independence states that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are basic human rights.
Pursuit noun (ACTIVITY)
An activity that you spend time and energy doing:
EXAMPLES of pursuit
The tests were carried out as the last of a battery of eye-movement tasks, including smooth pursuit and prosaccade tasks.
From the Cambridge English Corpus
If, however, pursuit and perception have different motion-integration pathways, the pursuit response to image motion will not be tightly correlated with perceptual coherence.
From the Cambridge English Corpus
Gepubliceerd op 24 feb. 2013
17 jun. 2010
What the pursuit of justice means
To me, the question of justice is really about fairness and about being treated equally fairly in the judicial system. And when I say fairness, I think that means not just the individual, say, civil litigants or criminal defendant but it also could mean the victim, say, of a crime. So the idea, I think, is just about being treated fairly, whoever you are, and indeed that’s, I think, the whole idea behind the rule of law is that each person is going to be treated on their own merits and that’s what justice is and that’s what this conference is about. It is about pursuiing that as a goal.
As a philosopher, I understand justice as a standard but I also understand justice as a striving, a calling, a kind of longing and an obligation.
And I always sort of harp back to a political philosopher that you know very well, John Rawls, probably the most important social contract thinker of the past century, who apposite that justice is the first virtue of social institutions and quite simply justice is what we owe each other.
And as someone involved in this conference and the work I do,
I’m always concerned with how it is that we ever fall short of justice, how it is that we ever fail
and the “we” can be indiviuals, goups, communities, societies, and our social institutions.
13 nov. 2016
16 nov. 2010
17 jun. 2020
In US news and current events today, America locks up more people than any country in the world, and it disproportionately impacts people of color. Omar Epps explains how our broken political system is making the problem worse, and what we can do right now to fix it.
In the new short film Unbreaking America: Justice for Sale, Omar Epps and Represent.Us bring you a sobering look at the racial disparities that exist in the for profit prison space, and why Black people and people of color are incarcerated at wildly disproportionate rates. In the film, Represent Us confronts the massive amounts of lobbying money paid to people in power that ensure the police to prison pipeline remains full, even if it means ruined lives and devastated communities. The killings of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and countless other Black people and people of color have shined a harsh light on police brutality, police violence, and police racism, but the police are only part of the problem. Until we reckon with the systemic problem of incarceration and prisons, whether its through prison reform or abolish prisons entirely, it’s clear that there is much that still needs to be fixed in our broken criminal justice system.
To find out how you can get involved, visit: represent.us/justicenow
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27 mrt. 2011
Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherf– snakes on this motherf– cab! Boa comes out of nowhere from behind the taxi drivers! A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags. The funny hidden camera pranks show for the whole family. Juste pour rire les gags, l’émission de caméra caché la plus comique de la télé!