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25 Mar 2010
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Becoming lost and found: Peace, Christianity and anti-oppression

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

With reference to oppression, the author contests that lessons of religion, namely peace and forgiveness, can and should be implemented to teach the values of inclusively. This article sets out to discover why people, most of whom are inherently religious at least practicing faith to some degree,...

15 Mar 2010
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Artie, Fritz and Will

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

With the German philosophers Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860) and Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900) (Oliver 6), the counter-Enlightenment came into its own after hiding for centuries under the drab rationalism of Descartes, Locke, Kant, and Hegel. Although this attack on the supremacy of...

15 Mar 2010
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Motivations for characters in the Iliad

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

This is analysis of four characters in the Iliad and their relationships with the thing which motivates them, a will to power. Each of these four characters, Zeus, Agamemnon, Hektor and Achilles strives for domination, but in their own way, but despite these differences, we see how each...

04 Mar 2010
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Jihad and Western perspectives of Muslim identity

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Jihad is one of the most misunderstood topics in the world today. Much of the West believes that the word means Holy war and that it is fundamental to Islam and its ultimate goal of world domination. The Muslim world, of course, knows better what Jihad means, but even among Muslims there exists a...

04 Mar 2010
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Liberation theology and the life of Archishop Oscar Romero

Thesis - 8 pages - Humanities/philosophy

As Archbishop of El Salvador, Oscar Romero was chosen in order to avoid interference from the church in the coming political unrest. Because Romero saw the plight of the poor and down-trodden and the brutality and disregard for human dignity and life by the government; he realized that the church...

04 Mar 2010
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Mormon persecution in Missouri

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In modern America there exists a delicate balance between church and state. We have a constitution that protects us from interference from churches in government affairs, and vice versa. However the constitution is very brief and somewhat vague on the subject. This creates many problems, with...

04 Mar 2010
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Abraham: Father of monotheism

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The story of Abraham is one of the most important and prominent stories in Islam, Christianity and Judaism. This can be clearly seen by the fact that these three religions are often referred to as the Abrahamic religions. Abraham is often considered the father of the great monotheistic traditions...

01 Mar 2010
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David Hume and the compatibility of necessity and liberty

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The mind, according to David Hume, is not a truth-tracking device, and according to him, we misuse it if we think it can bring us to metaphysical conclusions. To Hume, the science of the mind can describe how the mind works and why it reaches the conclusions it does, but it cannot take us beyond...

01 Mar 2010
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A double paradox story

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Philosophy has three major realms: the study of the physical world, the study of morals, the study of logic and reasoning. Immanuel Kant's Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals focuses on the study of morality and tries to give a clearer understanding of moral principles so that people can...

01 Mar 2010
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Never put Descartes before de horse

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Rene Descartes used doubt to prove his beliefs to be true. In his most famous work, Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes enters into his most radical phase of methodological doubt when he introduces his evil genius hypothesis, also known as the evil demon argument. Descartes' demon...

28 Feb 2010
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Reading a reader: Deconstruction and the Prophetic imagination

Thesis - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

A prophet is a voice, a man that becomes a word, whose message has the power to transform, reveal, destroy, and ultimately, re-imagine our perception of just who we are and why we are here. Arnold writes, the prophets were “instruments a revelation through which God discloses his will to the...

25 Feb 2010
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Modernism and the odor of Chrysanthemums by D.H. Lawrence

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The modernism model challenged pre-existing socio-cultural norms and was exemplified by the discussion of social relationships in early twentieth century literature. This paper examines the interrelationship between D. H. Lawrence's Odor of the Chrysanthemums and modernism and submits that D.H....

25 Feb 2010
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The inter relationship between Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The contemporary framework of religion, social behavior and global governmental structure are often traced to the inception of the three central belief systems of Judaism, Christianity and Islam (Grayson, 2006, p.40). Whilst there are numerous alternative religious organizations in the world,...

25 Feb 2010
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The philosophy of non-violent protest

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The concept of non-violent protest or “civil disobedience” is based on the premise of using non-violent means to effect socio-political change. The concept of civil disobedience has its roots in the philosophical writings of Henry David Thoreau and in 1848, Thoreau gave an...

24 Feb 2010
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Plato and chance: How the two connect

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

With many students today viewing Plato as a distant figure of yesterday's literature, how can we use his writings to shed light onto today's contemporary writings? Such a classic writer has provided us with many works of art that seem to be obsolete and aged when viewed with the naked eye....

24 Feb 2010
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Friedrich Nietzsche: The "bad boy" of Western philosophy

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is viewed as the “bad boy” of Western philosophy by many of his day. This is due to his critical views of moralities. However, he has always considered himself as having “a more severe morality than anybody.” His views were most likely...

24 Feb 2010
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Rousseau: Looking back to learn about today

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is an English philosopher that is best known for his work in political philosophy and in the early stages of today's political science. In order to further understand the present day, he chose to create his Human Nature Argument. This argument surrounds the mental...

24 Feb 2010
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A man on his own

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Albert Camus (1913-1960) contributes insightful ideas into the philosophical genre of Existentialism. Here, he introduces his concept of the “absurd” or how it differs from the traditional sense of the word. After being acquainted with his work, it is evident how he prefers actual...

24 Feb 2010
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Human difference: Evolutionary theory, racial theory and Marxist theory

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In this paper, I am going to outline the differences between three theories which propose to explain differences in humans along the lines of sex, skin color, and monetary wealth. I argue that each theory is a specific way of constructing reality, inseparable from the social conditions in...

24 Feb 2010
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Nietzsche's "Beyond Good and Evil", from the 'Natural History of Morals'

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In the chapter "Beyond Good and Evil", Nietzsche criticizes the prevailing moral system of his time. Before I even begin to discuss Nietzsche's criticism, I would like to define "moral system". A moral system can be broken down into content, representation, and justification....

23 Feb 2010
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Biographical approach to The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

There are many factors that influence an author and their work such as the time period they are living in as well as the experiences they had that shaped them. In The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, there are many parallels from the life of the fictional character Gregor Samsa, to Kafka's...

16 Feb 2010
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Zizek's concept of two revolutions

Thesis - 9 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Slavoj Zizek is a leading Marxist sociology academic, whose work is well publicized as utilizing the works of leading French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan in reinterpreting contemporary socio-political trends (Parker, p.120). Moreover, it has been posited that it was with Zizek's “The...

15 Feb 2010
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The mechanical philosophy before Descartes

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

René Descartes, a French philosopher and mathematician who lived from 1596 to 1650, is well known for outlining a mechanical philosophy intended to replace the traditional Aristotelian system. His mechanical philosophy centered on the idea of matter in motion; he believed the contact and...

22 Jan 2010
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The Hindu view on creation of nature

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Kavir Dev (kabir parmeshwar) has himself given the knowledge of the nature created by Him which is as follows- In the beginning, there was only one place ‘Anami (Anamay) Lok', which is also known as Akah Lok. The Supreme God used to live alone in the Anami Lok. The real name of that...

28 Dec 2009
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Theodicy and it's responses

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The problem of theodicy and what the appropriate response to said problem is an issue that torments theologians. I will argue that the most suitable response to this problem is in Metz's efforts in straying from the standard approach by admitting that theology cannot solve the theodicy...

28 Dec 2009
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Niebuhr, Hauerwas and Pacifism

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The relationship between politics and religion in the United States is a hotly debated subject. I will examine the way in which Reinhold Niebuhr and Stanley Hauerwas negotiate the relationship between politics and religion by examining their views on pacifism in the Christian religion and...

23 Nov 2009
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Confucian study, East Asia and the process by which women were educated

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

According to the Confucian understanding of gender, “[a] woman is only virtuous if she is untalented. ” They key to this postulate is the word ‘virtuous.' Virtuous, unlike any other synonym that the author could have chosen, indicates a sense of purity, specifically, purity in a...

13 Nov 2009
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Dualism and behaviorism fail to reconcile

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

I will compare the Cartesian mind to the Skinnerian characterization of behavior. The Cartesian mind is an entity separate from body and it affects behavior while the Skinnerian characterization of behavior is exclusively contingent upon re-in forcers from the external environment. The Skinnerian...

13 Nov 2009
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The original position: Nozick's and Rawl's theory of theory of justice

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The Original Position is when people have conception of the good, are rational, and contain a sense of justice. The concept of the good can be conflicting and opinion oriented, but the sense of justice is institutes what is right or wrong. In the Original Position don't have the “Veil of...

04 Nov 2009
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How women perceive one another across the religious divide from the secular to Judeo-Christian to the Muslim community

Thesis - 8 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Beginning with a macro question, my research is defined by a more nuanced context. Through reflecting on the different positions and sensitivities around how we define ‘others', an examination of how women perceive each other across the religious divide from the secular to Judeo-Christian to...