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14 Sep 2016

Gay rights as viewed by the utilitarianism theory

Essay - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

John Stuart Mill once wrote, "I apprehend, the sole evidence it is possible to produce that anything is desirable, is that people actually desire it" (42). Every person has their own view of happiness, and according to Mill's theory of utilitarianism, the greatest good comes from that which makes...

09 Sep 2016

Rene Descartes v. Thomas Nagel: perspectives on the mind and consciousness

Book review - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The idea of what makes a person a person has been debated for many centuries. Many philosophers have pondered that exact question and have come up with many different and distinct possibilities. Rene Descartes and Thomas Nagel, two renowned philosophers, have written extensively on the subject,...

07 Sep 2016

Joseph: a man of God or a man of faith?

Essay - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

When reading a story, the way we choose to interpret it has much to do with the author's tone as well as his intention. In other words, one story can send two radically different messages based on the way that it is written. If we analyze the story of Joseph in both the Old Testament and in...

07 Sep 2016

Whether animals have rights: the perspectives of Tom Regan vs. Peter Singer

Essay - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The animal rights movement is often oversimplified and mocked by many in contemporary society, and this is often a result of an unwillingness to look at the facts and the various philosophies that make up the movement. An individual caught up in the ideas of the day is often unable to think...

06 Jul 2016

Utilitarianism - John Stuart Mill, 1861 - Chapter II

Book review - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

John Stuart Mill was one of the staunchest supporters of Utilitarianism, as well as one of the influential developers of the theory. In chapter two of Utilitarianism, John Stuart Mill takes on the various criticisms of the theory and refutes them one by one as either misapplication or the...

05 Jul 2016

Sophism, Pericles and Platon's Apology

Essay - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Sophism deals with the human ability to use language for the purpose of convincing and persuading someone. Although the actual meaning of sophism is much more complex, the idea is that a good understanding of sophist principles allows one to achieve a high status and great success in political...

05 Jul 2016

Michael Foucault: power is productive

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Since the beginning of time, power has been an issue in many different ways; how to gain it, how to keep it, how to destroy it. According to Michel Foucault, "power is productive". Power is what molds society into what is, and what it should be. Foucault believed that through repression,...

05 Jul 2016

Theory of Speech, language - Noam Chomsky

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

While Noam Chomsky is perhaps better known for his liberal political views and philosophies which support a variety of social causes, such as helping the poor, condemning wars, violence, and poverty, he is also a world renowned linguist. Chomsky has developed interesting theories in speech which...

18 Sep 2015

Descartes' meditation two proofs of God and how humans make mistakes

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Paper requirements. First: Analyze and evaluate Descartes two proofs of God's existence. How are they different? Is one more convincing than the other? And secondly: How does Descartes explain how we humans make mistakes (errors)? Do not just state that a perfect creator made imperfect...

16 Sep 2015

Applying ethical theory : utilitarian theories

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

What is moral and what is not moral has been debated for centuries by philosophers. A lot of people come to find that it happens to be much complicated than simply being kind. Despite the fact that each individual leads a different journey from the others, being ethical has much to do with...

15 Sep 2015

The accusations against Socrates

Essay - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The life that Socrates led was not at all likely to assist him gain esteem or the affection of the vulgar. The people, who had no knowledge of him in person, saw him only to consider him a visionary. Those who knew him, even without having hurt by his rebukes, had winced under the saints...

10 Sep 2015

Are there moral facts? Is there proof in Ethics?

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Looking at the world of chairs, tables, atoms, one may not find moral facts anywhere. It has been proposed that moral facts are completely mysterious or that humans would have no knowledge on what makes things wrong or right. Another argument is that moral facts cannot be real due to the fact...

08 Sep 2015

Descartes' meditation : existence of God

Essay - 1 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In building his knowledge edifice Descartes makes use of two arguments for God's existence. It happens to be a good paradox thing that he could try proofs of God's existence. He assumes two proofs. This paper is an evaluation of the proofs of the existence of God that have been Argued by Descartes.

14 Apr 2015

Political influence of different racial politicians in the United States of America

Essay - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Politics is a very intriguing part of the society. It is hard for one to satisfy all political needs while satisfying what the society wants. This has brought about the increase in racial people in the politics of the United States. The influence of these racial politicians cannot be ignored in...

14 Apr 2015

Report on wheels magazine

Case study - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Bauer media Group Company in Australia publishes Wheels automotive magazine monthly. The magazine is widely read by Australia car enthusiast's (Bulmer 2008) .The main competitors for the magazine are Motor magazine and 4x4 magazine companies. Though both magazines are published by the same...

30 Mar 2015

Case Study: The Guton Lock

Case study - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

There are three locks for lifting the ship and three other ones for lowering. Each of the six locks has two chambers. This is designed so to facilitate two way transits, thus, reducing traffic (McCartney 16). This therefore required the design of the wall to be done and constructed in a way the...

23 Jan 2015

What to expect from getting an Education?

Case study - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In Scott Adams essay “How to get a real educate at college” led me to question if students have the skills needed to work in society. According to Arguments given by Scott Adams, Rebecca Mead, and Mark Schneider demonstrate how education is an institution where students graduate and...

29 May 2014

Aging and Society

Essay - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Over the past few years, the increasing cases of neglect among the aging population have raised concern among the general public and especially in the United States. The rising number of old people is mounting a lot of pressure on social services as well as the working population. This pressure...

29 May 2014

Same Sex laws in USA

Essay - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Bowers v. Hardwick and Lawrence v. Texas are two landmark decisions of the Supreme Court of United State - made 17 years apart - that demonstrate the sea change in the attitude and outlook of the American judicial system and indeed the American life in general, towards...

21 Mar 2014

Social Work: Ethics and Values

Case study - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Codes of ethics are regulations used to guide behaviors of professionals in an organization, which are written or documented. Counseling profession involves dealing with some crucial information that needs to be confidential. There exist principles and standards of ethics that are applicable in...

21 Mar 2014

Effects of immigration on post civil war architecture in America

Case study - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In the early 19th century, American architecture was a mixture of cribbed styles and European architecture. It is only until the end of the century that America began embracing the idea of having their own unique architectural style. It is then that American architecture started new trends and...

21 Mar 2014

Critical critique of a paper on community development in social work

Case study - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In this article, the author, Rebecca Filliponi explains the similarities and differences in community work and social work, and how they affect the community by examining how they both integrate by using research tools, case studies and interviews. The author suggests that by doing this, a...

24 Feb 2014

Servant leadership

Case study - 8 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Servant leadership is a form of administration which encompasses a set of accepted leadership practices and philosophies in a given country. This form of leadership is different from the traditional one since leaders' shares powers with their subjects, respects their needs and helps them in life...

24 Feb 2014

Civil Union and Same Sex Marriages

Case study - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Civil union is a form of marriage whereby people of the same sex vow to stay together. Sex marriage is a relationship between people of the same sex as seen in gays and lesbian communities. The first civil unions came to lime light in Vermont State in the year 2000. This was followed by...

24 Feb 2014

JFK Assassination

Case study - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

President JF Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 while driving in an open limo through the Dallas. The autopsy report conducted showed that he was hit by two bullets-one on his head and another on the neck. Harvey Oswald, the culprit who is believed to have assassinated Kennedy was later interdicted...

21 Feb 2014

All is fair in Love and War

Essay - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

House of Cards is not a show about several different characters that simply live and work in a semi-connected world; it is about Frank Underwood, the House Majority Whip, and how everything and everyone exists to serve his ambitions. Everyone in the series is defined by their relationship to...

18 Dec 2013

Ancient Mayan Agriculture and Sustenance (The Classical Period: 200 A.D. - 900 A.D.)

Case study - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Mayan civilization began around 1800 B.C. in the southern parts of Mexico; particularly in what we would refer to in the present day as the Yucatan Peninsula, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and certain parts of Honduras. According to many archeologists the Mayan civilization began to...

26 Nov 2013

Frankenstein: Immortality

Case study - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The one thing everyone would embrace if they could is to live forever. Death is still inevitable, but in situations where one gets his life back, no one would reject. This is what immortality is all about; the inability to hide, live indefinitely or not perish during old age (Mickaharic 16)....

12 Oct 2013

Galileo's conflict

Case study - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Galileo's conflict with the Catholic Church began in 1610 when he published a series of newsletters titled Starry Messenger, which chronicled his astonishing observations. The most notable of his discoveries was the idea that the planets of our solar system revolve around the sun and not the...

18 Sep 2013

Socrates

Case study - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Socrates, a Greek philosopher is perhaps one of the most sought after philosophers during his time as well as one of the most famous today in history. He is also credited for laying down the foundation for Western philosophy. However, even with all of this glory, Socrates was still just a man....

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