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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...

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...

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...

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 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...

03 Sep 2012

Nietzsche and Freud on the "Oceanic Feeling"

Essay - 8 pages - Humanities/philosophy

It is indisputable that Nietzsche was a major influence on Freud's theories on psychoanalysis. Specifically within Freud's Civilization and its Discontents, and Nietzsche's essay “Schopenhauer as Educator,” there are clearly shared opinions on, for example, the necessity of examination...

03 Sep 2012

Waxing historical

Essay - 10 pages - Humanities/philosophy

To say the very least, the period of German history dominated by the Nazis is a difficult one to study. For the historian, this period, located comfortably between the years 1933 and 1945, provides also one of the best tests of the his job, bringing up questions as large and elemental as...

28 Jun 2012

Go tell it on the mountain

Essay - 10 pages - Humanities/philosophy

“Go tell it on the Mountain” is an exceptional novel that portrays the life of John, the main character. John's life as articulated through the novel is an accurate representation of James Baldwin's life. The quote above demonstrates John being saved as one of the “saints” of...

28 Jun 2012

Ethnic Nationalism and Conflict: Yugoslavia and Germany

Essay - 7 pages - Humanities/philosophy

“Nationalism, as Michnik points out, is a device for avoiding responsibility. By identifying “the other,” which may be an ethnic minority, neighbors, or even just political opponents, as an enemy bent on subverting the nation, nationalist can shift blame for every social ill from...

28 Jun 2012

Blacks, Jews, and Gendered Representations

Essay - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The gendered representations of Blacks and Jews have caused them to struggle with their identities as people in American society. The stereotypes that have arisen from these representations have given two options to these marginalized groups of people:(1) either follow the predisposed vision the...

28 Jun 2012

Afro-Modernity

Essay - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Berger defined photography as “a way of seeing.” A photographer's “lens” represents their way of seeing. An image that is circulated amongst communities that produces a communal way of seeing. Thus, representations of groups of people have come to lie in the hands of those...

28 Jun 2012

War on Drugs

Essay - 14 pages - Humanities/philosophy

For a culmination of years, scholars have argued the use of policing and other security strategies as risk management strategies to solve complex social criminality. Criminality is such a complex subject that governance have turned to producing risk management strategies that do not fix the...

22 May 2012

Did you choose to answer this question?

Essay - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In this essay I will argue that it is possible that I had the free will to choose this question even in the face of hard-determinist opposition. I will reach this conclusion after outlining Clarence Darrow's argument for determinism, suggesting that my decisions had no freedom in the choice of...

07 Jul 2011

'Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals' - Applied Philosophy?

Essay - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Immanuel Kant's presentation of the categorical imperative in 'Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals' is considered by some as his most famous work. His presentation is accompanied by examples intended to show the categorical imperative. In this paper, I present a critique of...

29 Jun 2011

The Order of the Eastern Star: A Vehicle for environmental Good?

Essay - 9 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The Order of the Eastern Star is not, technically, a religion (or, at least, its followers refuse to designate it as such). In the words of the present day Grand Secretary, it is “not intended to replace a religion,” but to complement one. The Order is a fraternal organization that...

27 Jun 2011

Women in Ancient Societies

Essay - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The roles and treatment of women in ancient societies varied greatly. Depending on which society is observed, one would have witnessed many different rules for the female population. Some societies were cruel and others were much more lenient and fair. Women in ancient...

06 Jun 2011

Nietzsche's 'The Birth of Tragedy'

Essay - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In Nietzsche's 'The Birth of Tragedy', he addresses a specific problem: how to establish a German nation-state in the modern social and political environment. Nietzsche begins with the question of how to model a state in the modern period that is not liberal, but, at the same time, is not...

27 Jan 2011

Market Islam: The other Conservative Revolution' by Patrick Haenni (2005)

Essay - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The West, in the post September 11, 2001 days, is characterized by its mistrust of the currents of radical Islam, Islam is considered the new enemy. Among the hawks and those who fuel the enmity towards Islam, the confusion is common, and the lack of reliable information means that any...

29 Sep 2010

If you were given a chance to create an ideal society, what would it be?

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

It always seems dangerous to talk about an 'ideal society' because this is exactly what all the totalitarian and authoritarian regimes have been looking for. It has also been the ultimate purpose of all politics since Antiquity and one of the biggest dream of humankind. First of all, an...

29 Sep 2010

Compare and contrast Rousseau's and Tocqueville's accounts of the civil function of religion in a democracy. Consider closely the respective merits of their case before offering your own assessment

Essay - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Rousseau and Tocqueville fundamentally agree that the civil function of religion is to strengthen the bond that exists between the people and the law. However, the two men differ in their views on how this bond should be strengthened. Rousseau argues in favor of a new, civil religion being...

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