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19 Jun 2008
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Words about God

Essay - 3 pages - Philosophy

If Martin Luther's assumptions on faith in the Word of God are correct, then humanity has nothing to doubt. But his skepticism of the Catholic Church is not a complete philosophical skepticism: at no point in his work is the notion of God questioned. Descartes does question the existence of...

17 Jun 2008
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The Techniques that Cults use to Manipulate Converts

Essay - 5 pages - Philosophy

Over the course of the late twentieth century, the development of mass media has enabled average citizens to explore a wide range of lifestyles and issues through the comfort of their homes. While the mass media has provided notable insights into critical political, social and economic issues, it...

16 Jun 2008
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Challenge Day: A Transitory Charismatic Movement in the Milieu of Modern High School

Essay - 9 pages - Philosophy

Starting in the 1970s, activists, counselors, and state school boards across the country have taken measurements to quell violence in middle and high schools. The violence stems from the adolescent tendency for concentrated peer groups, which leads to gangs and inter-gang violence, especially...

15 Jun 2008
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Black Panthers

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Philosophy

Introduction Throughout the course of history, a number of different political groups have shaped the process of political discourse. Among the most notable are the Black Panthers. Established in the early years of the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Panthers worked to raise the American...

15 Jun 2008
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Syllogistic Decision-Making

Essay - 4 pages - Philosophy

The process of syllogistic decision-making is predicated on the conclusions that can be drawn from presenting two or more pieces of evidence. In its most rudimentary form the process of syllogistic decision-making follows the following pattern: a = b and b = c, therefore a = c. If the context of...

15 Jun 2008
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Mimicking an Image in Hopes of Gaining Popularity

Essay - 7 pages - Philosophy

The average American high school is a mecca of noticeable things. Among them is the most obvious and interesting. Take a walk into the cafeteria, try and find an empty table and sit down. Now look around. What do you think you will observe? It is not the disappointing cafeteria food, or the bland...

15 Jun 2008
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The Effects of Racial Discourse

Essay - 3 pages - Philosophy

Introduction Racial discourse is a process that has notable ramifications for society. However, for individuals that are part of the majority race in a community, the reality of issues such as racial prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping are almost nonexistent. This is because the majority...

12 Jun 2008
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The Importance of the Resurrection in Preaching in the Early Church

Essay - 3 pages - Philosophy

The modern church is a model of both divinity and spirituality. Although many laymen assume that the church existed in this state from the beginning, the reality is that the early church consisted of only a few individuals interested in spreading the Word of God to their neighbors. There were no...

12 Jun 2008
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Machiavelli's and Lao Tsu's views on Government

Essay - 3 pages - Philosophy

Throughout the course of history numerous scholars have stepped forward to offer their opinions on critical issues such as human rights and government. While there are notable differences offered by various authors, each of the viewpoints given provide critical insight into the various dimensions...

12 Jun 2008
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An examination of the Philosophy of Pragmatism as applied by Jane Addams

Essay - 6 pages - Philosophy

Researchers examining the life of Jane Addams argue that she was “the leader and prophet of the settlement movement in America.” While Addams is best known for her creation of Hull House in Chicago's urban center, her work, ideologies and philosophy continue to transcend social...

10 Jun 2008
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Gandhi's ideas of western culture

Essay - 3 pages - Philosophy

In 1929, Gandhi wrote, “The Western civilization which passes for civilization is disgusting to me. I have given a rough picture of it in Hind Swaraj [India Home Rule]. Time has brought no change to it.” Despite the fact that Gandhi openly demonstrates considerable disdain for Western...

06 Jun 2008
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Moral Habits: Aristotle & Immanuel Kant

Essay - 5 pages - Philosophy

People often feel a calling to certain fields because they have an innate sense for it. Sometimes the required characteristics need to be learned, other times they are a result of contemplation in regards to each individual situation. But, what makes them moral? Carl has been a firefighter in...

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

Essay - 5 pages - 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 sanctity...

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 - 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 crops,...

04 Jun 2008
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Knowledge and certainty: limits and value

Essay - 7 pages - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 marker of...

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

Essay - 8 pages - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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, however,...

08 May 2008
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Thinking This Hard Hurts

Essay - 3 pages - 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 efforts are in...

06 May 2008
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Logical Positivism

Essay - 3 pages - 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 - 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 factors affected by the...

29 Apr 2008
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Underground Egoism

Book review - 3 pages - 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 - 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...