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28 Jun 2012
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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
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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
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'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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

29 Sep 2010
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Contemporary theories of Justice- Essay : is the principle of Fair Equality of Opportunity (FEO) defensible?

Essay - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The principle of Fair Equality of Opportunity (FEO) is a part of Rawls' theory of justice, detailed in his Theory of Justice (1971) . This principle emerges from Rawl's distinction of the classical liberal of ?careers open to talents' -or "formal equality of opportunity?- from...

29 Sep 2010
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Race, culture, civilisation

Essay - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

As we can observe daily uses of concepts like race, culture, or civilization through newspapers, magazines, TV shows, etc. The need of defining them occurs repeatedly. What then are we talking about with respect to the concept of culture? Is it a political, artistic, or even ethnic pattern of...

29 Sep 2010
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Living spaces : Social construction of habitat: the anthropological and social-historical origins of the house and home from the point of view of its fundamental and continuing significance to civilization

Essay - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

What could possibly be the common features amongst Inuit Igloos, Native American tepees and Swiss chalets? At face value, there is not much of a similarity as they belong to three very unique cultures. Nevertheless in this situation, it is relevant enough to draw a comparison amongst all these...

29 Sep 2010
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Does Rawl's account of the original position imply any theory of the person, or of personal identity?

Essay - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Rawls account of the 'original position' is subject to many criticisms from communitarian philosophers. While this account constitutes the very basis from which he derives his theory of justice, it is regarded as being flawed and thus compromises the validity of his whole theory. The...

29 Sep 2010
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What are the differences between Locke's and Hobbes' notions of the "state of nature"? - published: 29/09/2010

Essay - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Thomas Hobbes and John Locke are probably the most famous political thinkers of the 17th century. The generally accepted view asserts that these authors were poles apart, the first one advocating an absolutist regime and the latter recommending a stable civil society where powers are separated....

29 Sep 2010
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"The French lost the language war", argues John Kay. Do you agree?

Essay - 1 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Language has become an important issue due to globalization. Previously if a person spoke only one language it did not matter much. However the situation is completely different in the modern world. Learning English has become mandatory for every individual to surive in the globalized world. John...

29 Sep 2010
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Is Rawls' version of "Reflective Equilibrium" a defensible method of theorizing about social justice?

Essay - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

When John Rawls publishes his Theory of Justice in 1971, he was the first to use the expression "reflective equilibrium" (RE). Even if this kind of idea had been employed before by Nelson Goodman (Goodman, 1955), Rawls employs it as his method, to build a complete theory of justice and sort out...

29 Sep 2010
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Swinging London - 1963-1967 - published: 29/09/2010

Essay - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The sixties were usually referred to as a period of joy and optimism, especially in England, as it was a span of time between two tougher periods in British history. Socially and economically speaking, the fifties was characterized as a period of severe struggle in the United Kingdom. The...

29 Sep 2010
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Does multiculturalism undermine the universal conceptions of justice? - published: 29/09/2010

Essay - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The Greek philosopher Plato believed in the existence of a parallel world which he called the world of Ideas. This world represented true knowledge with the help of concepts called ?the Ideas'. Each Idea corresponded to something that existed in the world that we experienced, also called ?the...

29 Sep 2010
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Assess the claim that Utilitarianism fails to take sufficient account of the moral significance of our relations to others

Essay - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

A comparison of how people used to live when they were still cave-inhabitants, with current living conditions that provide an organized society, with concepts such as justice, respect, tolerance and morality, we can feel justifiably proud of the progress we have made. Mankind has progressed so...

29 Sep 2010
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Adaptation of Henry V

Essay - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

By analyzing and studying the main themes (war, leadership, relationships between human being) developed in both the films (and the interpretation made by the two directors), we will see that, although adapted from the same play, the potrayal of Henry is quite different. In both versions of the...

09 Aug 2010
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One last blessing

Essay - 1 pages - Humanities/philosophy

You are a Roman merchant, walking down the dusty road from Jerusalem to Bethany. It's a warm morning in early spring; the summer sun hasn't yet begun to bake the land, and you would swear you could feel a breeze from the Mediterranean, even though it's nearly forty miles away. You...

29 Jun 2010
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The stranger by Albert Camus

Essay - 1 pages - Humanities/philosophy

It is understandable why The Stranger has become so famous and named one of the greatest existentialist novels ever written. I believe this because Albert Camus created a character that has or will never be duplicated. This may seem like a stretch but at the same time it is very true. Authors are...

24 Jun 2010
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Gospel of Judas

Essay - 1 pages - Humanities/philosophy

I believe the Gospel of Judas should be added to other books in the bible because it contains very important religious information. Even though the plot leading up to Jesus' crucifixion is contradictory to way it was written in the previous books already in the bible, the story behind Jesus'...

24 Jun 2010
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The story of Abraham and Isaac

Essay - 1 pages - Humanities/philosophy

God decided to test Abraham's faith in him by telling Abraham to sacrifice his most important possession, his very own son, Isaac. Abraham was basically told to give up his future because he made a promise earlier in the book of Genesis that he would be the father of a great nation, referring to...

07 May 2010
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Capitalism and Christianity: Weber's capitalist spirit and potential Christian influences

Essay - 9 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The questions of what is capitalism and how did it arise have been of central concern to Western economists and sociologists since the 1840s. At that time, commentators began to recognize that a fundamentally new economic and social order - with the expansion of machines in manufacturing and...

06 Apr 2010
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Descartes' dream argument and its followed knowledge

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Meditations on first philosophy, a text written by René Descartes, is one of Descartes most recognized works. The book is divided in to 6 meditations in which Descartes helps the meditator cast a series of progressively radical doubts on preconceived notions, and metaphysical beliefs. The...

06 Apr 2010
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Defining virtues in Plato's Euthyphro

Essay - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In this essay I examine the motivations behind Socrates' pursuit of a precise definition of a virtue. The particular virtue that interests me is piety, examined by Socrates and his interlocutor, Euthyphro, in Plato's Euthyphro. Like many of Plato's early dialogues, Euthyphro features the standard...

07 May 2009
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The universal human rights concept

Essay - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The UN was founded immediately after the horrors of the Second World War because of the Nazi-regime and in response to the economic and social difficulties after the Depression. This need of security by law was explained by a particular tradition in Europe where in the seventeenth and the...

19 Apr 2009
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An essay concerning Bloom's reading of the Republic

Essay - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Philosopher and literary critic Allan Bloom (1968) writes that “The Republic is the true Apology of Socrates, for only in the Republic does he give an adequate treatment of the theme which was forced on him by Athens' accusation against him. That theme is the relationship of the philosopher...

26 Feb 2009
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Colonial mentality in Filipino Immigrants

Essay - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The Filipinos were among the first Asian groups to enter the U.S. Unlike other groups, they had a unique colonial history, and thereby their acculturating experiences were not the first encounter with discrimination they faced. Though they were considered nationals, they weren't citizens and...