Consult more than 13822 documents with no limitation. our subscription opions

Humanities/philosophy

See all documents

461 results

09 Aug 2010

The make-up of a successful kingdom

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

After reading St. Augustine's The City of God and Aristotle's The Nicomachean Ethics, it is clear that the formula for a successful kingdom is the same now as it was in the days of St. Augustine and Socrates. The City of God focuses on teamwork in order to bring success to a kingdom while The...

09 Aug 2010

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...

09 Aug 2010

Essay on Christ in Majesty

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

As one walks through the medieval gallery in the Museum of Fine Arts, the prevalence and emotion of the religious artwork is profound. But, it is not until one walks into an indiscreet open doorway that one sees the grandiose work that is the apse fresco from Santa Maria de Mur. Christ in Majesty...

06 Aug 2010

Pascal's dethroned king

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The problem with treating a book like Pascal's Pensees as an apologetic is that images and analogies like the dethroned king thereby lose much of their force. As a description of the human condition, considered without reference to the question of why it is true, its power grows the more we...

06 Aug 2010

Reflections on The Prince

Book review - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The Prince, by Nicollo Machiavelli, is a foundational work of political philosophy. Through the men it has shaped and who have in turn shaped modern society, its influence is incalculable. But the methods of political success, and, indeed, the definition of that success which it presents,...

06 Aug 2010

Kallipolis

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Plato's Republic makes a very interesting and convincing case for how people should live and the way in which to bring about this life. His view states that people must live in his theoretical city of Kallipolis in order to be truly happy. In my opinion he is mistaken for a few very key reasons...

05 Aug 2010

Equality of the soul

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Religion is often seen as a way of civilizing the foreign, or different, and making them on near equal terms. Examples are visible throughout history, such as with the Romans conquering foreign lands and making the conquered worship their gods to allow the captured to feel a part of the Roman...

05 Aug 2010

Aristotle's theory

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The main 3 parts of Aristotle's theory, of how someone gains knowledge, are sense perception, memory, and the systemizing of these persisting impressions. He begins by saying that all animals contain innate sense perception. However, even though all animals contain it, in some it...

30 Jul 2010

Knowledge and reality

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The concept of a non-material reality is one that is not only fundamentally important but also highly debated in the field of philosophy. Different ideas and opinion abound over the division and labeling of various types of matter and reality, the source to obtain inferences on such a subject,...

30 Jul 2010

An anthropological perspective on Western rituals

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

One of the most fascinating and yet utterly odd rituals that the group being studied undertakes in involves a complex mouth ritual preformed by many inhabitants twice or three times daily. It should be added that while appearing ‘strange', it is not without its own distinct function as a...

30 Jul 2010

Investigation tools for Westminster Presbyterian Church

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Change is an element of any congregation which survives to serve more than a single generation. Your congregation contracted this firm to give you tools to examine the nature and identity of Westminster Presbyterian, but also to discover the congregation's environment. Congregations are centers...

30 Jul 2010

Black theology and homiletics for the Mainline Church

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Liberation, community, bitterness, deficit, grim statistics having faces and names instead of numbers; this full litany shows itself in communities of faith. Pastorally, this litany plays out in several ways. The personhood of all those in our church communities show the wounds this world...

30 Jul 2010

Atonement

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

What happened on the cross? When Jesus suffered and died, what happened? Atonement theology often claims that the death was a sacrifice for the sins of the world. This statement becomes nuanced in contemporary theologies because surrogate suffering was used to oppress others, salvific violence...

30 Jul 2010

Plato and education

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Creationism was the prevalent education style used to explain how the Earth came to be and how humans came to be. When the theory of Evolution came into being, teachers began telling students about it. Obviously there was an enormous amount of reluctance to teach this new idea as well as learn...

28 Jul 2010

Hume's skepticism

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Hume's skepticism of miracles centered around the use of them to explain things that could not be explained in any other way. Doing so sets a limit on what we can achieve through human understanding. Take for instance intelligent design. Intelligent design states that...

28 Jul 2010

Berkeley's theory of knowledge

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Berkeley's theory of reality and reality can be considered to be the opposite of Descartes' theory. For Descartes, the one true thing that could not be disproved was that people have their own thoughts and they can perceive themselves as having these thoughts. Even if they cannot...

28 Jul 2010

Plato's epistemology

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Epistemology deals with what knowledge is, how we acquire knowledge, and how we justify what we believe. Plato's theory of knowledge is generally referred to as “justified true belief.” This epistemological theory basically states that knowledge is gained through an...

27 Jul 2010

Law and violence in Jewish and Islamic perspectives

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

When the above is read at a glance, one would think Jewish Law states that a son who does not obey his parents shall be put to death. However, we do not see this implemented in society today - nor are there notable instances of this occurring in history. Has it been ignored? Does this suggest...

19 Jul 2010

The Church of our holy death, identity and human emission

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Eros is the sum of life-preserving instincts that manifest as impulses to gratify basic needs like sex, as sublimated impulses motivated by the same basic needs, and as impulses to protect and preserve the body and mind. Thanatos is Greek for death. “Death” is more than...

30 Jun 2010

Education: Where the 2008 Presidential candidates stand

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

There are 76.6 million children under the age of 17 currently enrolled in school in the United States. In 2008, education reform ranked as the third most important issue for voters, behind the war in Iraq and the economy. The No Child Left behind Act, passed in 2001 by President Bush, is an...

29 Jun 2010

Hegemony and dominant ideology

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The dictionary defines hegemony as the “predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others”. It is the process of turning parts of society into something seeming natural using a dominant ideology. The more specific concept of hegemony was developed by...

29 Jun 2010

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...

29 Jun 2010

Meursault: An analysis

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

As humans, we are innately apt to ask ourselves, who we are, and what we are doing on this earth and why. Why, why why. We are obsessed with this question. Yet, when others seem to have it figured out, we look down upon it. In Albert Camus', “The Stranger,” the main character, Mersault,...

29 Jun 2010

The diversity of love

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The significance of love in regards to modern day society is often widely overlooked. According to one definition from Merriam-Webster, the word, “love,” means: a warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion. At the same time, there are eight are listed definitions of the word. Prior to...

28 Jun 2010

Samuel 17:28-37

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

My passage is taken from the first book of Samuel, and it's from the ever-popular story of David and Goliath. It's an epic dialogue between the current king, Saul, and the anointed king, David. The passage begins when David is confused as to why people are afraid of the Goliath. Yes, the Goliath...

28 Jun 2010

Antigone vs. sartre

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Evil is generally characterized as morally wrong, wicked, or immoral. Jean Paul Sartre, a French philosopher, discussed evil as an absolute evil where a person purposely debases another into an object; Sophocles' and Anouilh's version of Antigone both demonstrated two characters that, at times,...

24 Jun 2010

Christian scriptures

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The Bible can be called an “artifact of social memory” because first off, an artifact, by definition, is anything made or used by mankind. The Bible is considered by many be produced by the plenary verbal inspiration, which states that the scripture came from the Holy Spirit and that...

24 Jun 2010

Human sacrifice-totally crazy or crazily reasonable?

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Is there any way of truly justifying whether one society's practice is wrong because our society looks at based on their own “standards”? The human sacrifice was considered a religious act that showed the Aztecs' true affection and admiration for their gods; however, today, our...

24 Jun 2010

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

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...