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06 Jun 2008
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Eugenic Expectations: The Reality of Getting What You Want

Essay - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The advancement of medical technology has encroached upon every aspect of our healthcare system and delivery, yet probably the most sensitive area it has impacted has been our methods of reproduction. Due to the illicit (or at least discrete) nature of conception means, along with the...

05 Jun 2008
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T'ao Ch'ien's Use of Poetic Effects of Distance to Affirm His Daoist Principles

Essay - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

At first glance, the poetry of the reclusive scholar T'ao Ch'ien seems like a layman's simple affirmation of Daoist life in the country. But even though T'ao Ch'ien feels he has chosen the right principles for himself, his poetry contains a definite tension: the weather threatens the...

04 Jun 2008
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Knowledge and certainty: limits and value

Essay - 7 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Epistemology is a philosophical discourse that is predicated upon understanding the scope, limits and value of knowledge. While one may argue that the scope and limits are quite straightforward in terms of individual understanding and knowledge, the philosophical component of epistemology clearly...

04 Jun 2008
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Nehru's ideas in relation to Gandhianism

Essay - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

A critical reading of Sunil Khilnani's arguments in The Idea of India appears to reflect well on the actions taken by Jawaharlal Nehru in his development of the state of India. As described by Khilnani, Nehru had a number of ideas which appear at the outset to be in violation of the principles of...

03 Jun 2008
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Reinforcements for the Free Will Defense

Essay - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Here I shall argue against objections raised by J.L. Mackie and Nelson Pike to the Free Will Defense. These philosophers want to know why an omnipotent and wholly good God could not create a world in which everybody acts freely and rightly. I shall show that this condition is logically...

03 Jun 2008
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The child sex trade in Asia

Essay - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

References to Asia often bring to mind the stunning beauty of the Orient. Rich cultural tradition coupled with unique design and architecture make Asia appear to be an almost mythical culture to Western citizens. While it is indeed true that Asia is associated with an exotic culture deeply...

03 Jun 2008
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Does race play a mitigating role in the application of the death penalty?

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Over the course of the twentieth century there have been a number of issues that have promulgated debate. Prayer in public schools, gun control and abortion are among the most notable issues to garner attention. While each of these issues has significant ramifications for the development of...

03 Jun 2008
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"You are Defined by Those that Oppose You."

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

It is arguable that today it is commonly, if subconsciously, accepted that nationality is the most important aspect of one's identity. Whether it is a national sports team, a national representative at Eurosong, a national author…etc. one's nationality has become the most basic...

02 Jun 2008
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The "Marx Brothers":Wallerstein, Chakrabarty, and Appadurai in Conversation

Essay - 8 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The anthropological study of capitalism is rendered difficult by the inaccessibility of capitalist subjects as informants, the political legacy of Marxist and socialist movements, and the continuing disagreement over the origins and productions of capitalism, among other things. However, there...

30 May 2008
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Manifest: To Become

Essay - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

On the occasion of International Women's Day, I find myself wanting to write about feminism. I don't know what wave I am—4th, or maybe some unknowable iteration in the process of being born and matured. But I do know that I think a lot about what it means to be a woman wielding her power in...

16 May 2008
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A Little Breathing Room : A Look At Feminism

Essay - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

“ ‘To speak behind others' backs is the ventilator of the heart…' and in this way we began a long session of ventilation of the heart” (Satrapi). With these words, Marjane Satrapi sets the stage for Embroideries and her intimate insight into the lives of women in an Iranian...

15 May 2008
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New Zealand Popular Music

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

New Zealand rock and pop, while relatively new, are both very exciting and active genres of music. Several artists have found much success in the field over the years, having their music heard through New Zealand and sometimes even throughout Australia, Great Britain, and the United States....

12 May 2008
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Negative Portrayals of Heavy Metal Music

Essay - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In today's world, the entertainment industry is one of the most prominent enterprises in the developed world, if not one of the top money makers. In fact, music sales alone have been a massive source of revenue, even regardless of the hits it has taken because of music piracy. Music,...

08 May 2008
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Thinking This Hard Hurts

Essay - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Joseph K. is in trouble, and he doesn't know why. Accused of a crime the details of which he is not privy to, his life becomes one impossible search for an acquittal. All his energies are throwing into determining his crime and a way to prove his innocence, but ultimately his...

06 May 2008
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Logical Positivism

Essay - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Describe the logical positivist view of scientific theories. Explain at least one problem with the view, and assess whether it is a problem for all forms of logical positivism. Logical positivism, developed by the members of the Vienna Circle, was a new way of considering science and language. It...

05 May 2008
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Working out problems results in better problem solving performance than studying worked-out problems

Presentation - 9 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Performance = Accomplishment It is associated to effective management of work, support and feedback Cognitive Load = Effort The load imposed on the cognitive system of a learner when performing a particular task = the amount of effort required to perform a task. The...

29 Apr 2008
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Underground Egoism

Book review - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Dostoevsky's Underground Man is an attempt to offer an example of the true result of egoism, as opposed to the rational egoism of Western European Enlightenment literature. It became the intellectual fashion at this time to believe that natural law was the only law, and that if men acted...

25 Apr 2008
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Animals Rights and Human Wrongs in a Fast Food Nation

Book review - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The abolitionist movement in slave-era America was clear-cut and its ethos was simple: Free all slaves in the name of human rights. Looking back centuries later at those who argued for slavery, most would find holes in their argument that Africans were meant to be slaves because of their racial...

22 Apr 2008
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Songs of Caged Birds: life and its ups and downs

Book review - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Maya Angelou's I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings is her first book dedicated to “all the strong black birds of promise who defy the odds and gods and sing their songs.” The cage represents a life of racism, poverty, illiteracy and dysfunction. The black birds represent the certain...

22 Apr 2008
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Adler/Maslow Personality: Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Essay - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Competition is something that has run in my blood since I can remember. I have gone against the grain of what a “normal” female gender role entails, I have been very competitive in all aspect of my life, starting when I was younger with a co-ed baseball team, which blossomed into...

22 Apr 2008
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The Perfect Blend of Grit and Grace: An examination of cowgirls and their gender roles at the turn of the century

Thesis - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Every little girl at one time or another played cowgirl. Being a cowgirl is always much more fun than being a little lady, which is what all parents want of their daughters. Little ladies that wear white gloves to church, say their “please” and “thank you's,” and make sure...

19 Apr 2008
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Evidence of Platonic Ideals Communicated Through Ancient Greek Statues

Essay - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The Platonic idealist is the man who by nature so wedded to perfection that he sees in everything not the reality but the faultless ideal which the reality misses…” - George Santayana (1) Art is subject to interpretation. Each and every work of...

18 Apr 2008
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War and Peace: An Examination through Relativity

Essay - 8 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Human beings are not inherently desirous of war and destruction. Antithetically, their basal concern is preservation preservation of land, property, rights, religion, and life. War has no innate locale in the souls of man; it is a device, and many consider it flawed in nature and...

18 Apr 2008
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"125th and Lenox: The Intersection of Different Ideological Avenues"

Essay - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X personify the argument regarding protest within the Civil rights Movement. The two charismatic leaders wanted civil and economic progress for the African-American community, and their differing perspectives on American society in the 1960s form the basis of...

16 Apr 2008
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Ethnography of Meetings: the Hall

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The nature of the data from the Hall was very fluid; there are no definitive guidelines with which employees can maintain a productive working atmosphere, or with which I could make sense of the “policies” in place there; all policies and instructions are not written, but verbal. The...

16 Apr 2008
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Exodus to America: The experience of Irish Women in a New World.

Case study - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Throughout the 19th century, the Irish were leaving Ireland by the thousands in hope of a better life in America. During the famine the numbers intensified, bringing large amounts of poor and destitute families over to the growing American cities of New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Chicago. But...

14 Apr 2008
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Mucha's Dream: A New Art for a New Nation

Essay - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In 1790, with the beginning of the National Revival, the Czechs worked to create a Czech state, which required the forming of a national consciousness that did not hitherto exist. The Czech people fashioned this identity using legend and myth and largely by contrasting themselves with...

11 Apr 2008
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Zinzendorf and the Moravian Church

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Akin to any Baptist upbringing are the words “missions” and “missionary”. Undoubtedly, most have filled plastic rice bowls, watched numerous slide shows of foreign lands and listened to stories of great Baptist women who impacted the world. Therefore, with such...

11 Apr 2008
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The Art of Zen Meditation

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Zen Buddhism is the practice of meditation Buddhism that had its greatest development and success in China. Known as Chan in Chinese and dhyana in Sanskrit, Zen has often been translated to mean meditation. Its ultimate goal, Shunyata an empty, zero state, called Buddha nature must be obtained to...

08 Apr 2008
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Discrimination and Prejudice

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Researching prejudice is so undoubtedly crucial to the modern family because in order to eliminate something, we must first be fully aware of it. If it is not implemented from the very beginning of the development process that such intolerance and discrimination is totally unacceptable, a nation...