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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...

21 Oct 2009
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Invasion of the body snatcher

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

A doctor must make a moral decision. He works in a hospital and has five deathly ill patients to look after. Each patient needs one organ to stay alive. A pizza delivery man enters the hospital. The delivery man is an organ match for all of the patients who are desperate and in need. The doctor...

07 Oct 2009
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Descartes' views on mind, body and substance dualism

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

French philosopher Descartes makes it very clear, when making the comparison between body and mind, two substances which he calls the ‘thinking thing' (res cogitans) and the ‘extended thing' (res extensa), that these two parts of the human experience are very different. In this sense,...

29 Sep 2009
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Feminism in France and in the United States of America: A comparison

Thesis - 14 pages - Humanities/philosophy

This comparative study arouses already some stakes to this first word. How do we define feminism in a strict way that is stripped of any subjectivity? To define this controversial word appears not only useful but also a necessary starting point to this essay. According to Le Petit Robert,...

28 Sep 2009
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Essentialism and dependence: Modal and non-modal Mereolgies

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In the study of Ontology, and more specifically the study of mereology, essentialism and dependence, or ontological dependence, are perennial issues, which pop up. In the case of the former issue, essentialism, this is merely the study of the essence of an ontological object. In...

25 Sep 2009
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The work of Carl Gustav Jung

Thesis - 12 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In this essay we will explore whether the work of Carl Gustav Jung has been built upon. Alternatively the psychology that Jung built may have been close to entirely his own with little contribution from others. Or perhaps a great deal of additional work will have been contributed from others....

23 Sep 2009
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Modernistic theories of elevation and society

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

To be remembered by history as a “thinker,” one must think some fairly formidable thoughts. Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Foucault, some of sociology's most seminal thinkers, tackled one of the most complicated human problems: what is modern society, and what makes it tick? In...

23 Sep 2009
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Modern theories of culture and society: Marx's relevance

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Although Karl Marx's philosophies were formed in and about industrial Europe in the late 1800's, his fundamental ideas are still relevant to capitalist countries today, both on microscopic and macroscopic levels. The Marxist interpretations of how the capitalist system affects global trade, the...

22 Sep 2009
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Buddha and Buddhism

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Buddhism is the faith that has changed the lives of millions of people over the world. It all began in a small kingdom in North East India, in Sarkya. The founder of Buddhism was the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, now called Lord Buddha. Buddha means ‘enlightened one'. Siddhartha in his young...

14 Sep 2009
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Understanding and living of Plato and Descartes'

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Both Plato and Descartes have a lot to say about human nature. One aspect of the subject that stands out most for me are the discussions of how a person knows and understands things, or one might call it, "what is the nature of understanding?" Related to that is the subject of what a person is...

17 Aug 2009
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Moral philosophy: Moral and immoral actions

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Morality is a difficult concept to even define. At its heart, it is an attempt to determine the correct way to act. Of course, the difficulty in this is that we must deal with the idea that people do not agree upon what constitutes moral and immoral actions. From here the...

13 Aug 2009
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God and advertisement

Thesis - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The image I have chosen to critique is the atheist bus advertisements in Britain These advertisements caused much controversy and created a stir because they promoted anti-Christian statements. What these advertisements carried on them was “There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and...

13 Aug 2009
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Socialism and Islam

Thesis - 10 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Socialism is the term used in many countries. This word has come from the word society. Some Muslims think that the Socialism is fundamentally the same as Islam. They say it is just another name of social justice. They have this opinion on the basis of the fact that: it stands for the...

11 Aug 2009
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Christianity: From realism to modernism

Book review - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The aspect of Christianity is often a theme that is woven into literature. Lessons about the power of God and the miracles of Jesus Christ provide evidence for readers of the importance of God in a person's life. One specific author, Gustave Flaubert, wrote three short stories,...

11 Aug 2009
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Nietzsche's superman

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The idea of the superman in Nietzsche's works is a crucial element as he uses it as a foundation from which to attempt to challenge the ingrained values of society. These values behind what is considered to be good and evil, he asserts, having been founded on the Christian faith serve only to...

31 Jul 2009
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Know Theirself: Is knowledge of self a prerequisite to a successful life?

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Socrates believes that in order for one to live a successful life, they must be able to “Know Thyself”. When Socrates made this statement, he was in a time when doing good deeds which would make God happy was considered a successful life. In today's world, it is material wealth which...

31 Jul 2009
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Agamemnon vs. Abraham: Universality vs. individuality

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Throughout Soren Kierkegaard's book, Fear and Trembling, there is controversy over whether the religious mindset or the ethical mindset should be used as the outline by which a person lives their life. These conflicting views are depicted by the decisions which Abraham and Agamemnon encounter...

31 Jul 2009
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Equiano: The African Bishop Hovius

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In regard to religious ideas and practices, Equiano is the only main character from the last three books and movie that Bishop Hovius would agree completely with. After analyzing the main characters in A Bishop's Tale, Equiano's Travels, The Unredeemed Captive, and The Black Robe, there were many...

28 Jul 2009
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The Pauline Trust

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Forced isolation is rarely a good thing. Throughout human history, isolation has been a cardinal expression of punishment. Even a brief consideration of our literature and film arts will reveal our obsession with this dangerously powerful condemnation: The Count of Monte...

28 Jul 2009
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'Tis a Gift to Be Faithful, 'Tis a Gift to Have Doubt

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

So. It's the week after Easter. Jesus is risen; he is appearing to his disciples; they're getting reorganized after the chaos of the crucifixion—they're getting the band back together. This can mean only one thing is starting to take shape: the church. Yes,...

15 Jul 2009
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The religion of the social contract defining and denying civil religion

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Throughout his work On the Social Contract, Rousseau attempts to describe a societal system in which sovereign rule is found within the collective will of the people. Within this system, he argues, freedom is linked to morality and essentially humanity. This freedom exists as a civil freedom in...

14 Jul 2009
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Artists & mental illnesses - The mad genius

Thesis - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Plato (427 - 347 B.C.), one of the earliest of the great philosophers claimed in his writing “The Ion” that artists, when creating, went temporarily out of their minds, that the artist was merely the medium used by the Gods to communicate with the audience. Plato used the term...

13 Jul 2009
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Socrates and the importance of philosophy and the examined life

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Those who have studied Socrates know that his thesis is: “the unexamined life is not worth living.” (Plato: 443). This is a statement that he says in his defense after he has been found guilty of corrupting the youth of Athens, making the stronger appear to be the weaker, and...

13 Jul 2009
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Nietzsche's genealogy's contribution to ethics

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Friedrich Nietzsche is arguably one of the most influential philosophers of the 19th century as he challenged the roots of Christianity and the morality that came from it. He was a believer of life, and the realities of the world, not in the life that was rooted in religion. In other words, he...

13 Jul 2009
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Ayn Rand's theory of rights as a serious theory

Thesis - 15 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Ayn Rand is a thinker who has attained notoriety for having a significant amount of influence on contemporary libertarians, especially when it comes to her theory of rights. She is unlike many other prominent theorists, in that she published much of her ideas in works of fiction, and this led her...

13 Jul 2009
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Human rights and Islam: A critical review of research on Sudan

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Many non-Muslim onlookers in places like the West have heard of the apparent human rights violations that occur in the some parts of the Islamic world, and they have come to conclude that women are naturally supposed to take a subordinate position to men. While there might be some good reasons...

10 Jul 2009
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Experience reflection mill valley Islamic center

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Understanding the Muslim faith today for outsiders is more important now than any point in recent history. An increasing number of the world's headlines today come from countries with predominately Muslim influence. In an age of such political correctness in use of terminology, it is...

10 Jul 2009
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Mere Christianity: Discussion

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Mere Christianity was compiled, and expanded, from a series of radio lectures by C.S. Lewis. They have a conversational style, but they present some very deep and difficult ideas. In his introduction to the volume, Lewis describes how he took these lectures upon himself as a means of joining the...

10 Jul 2009
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Abraham Kuyper and John Calvin: Calvinism and Neo-Calvinism compared

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

On November 9, 1891, the Dutch pastor and statesman Abraham Kuyper spoke to the first Christian Social Congress in the Netherlands on a profound and continually relevant subject—poverty. The address was peculiarly relevant to that time, even past-due, as Kuyper himself announced in his...

10 Jul 2009
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Lord over logic

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The seeming necessity of logical principles, such as the fundamental “law of non-contradiction”, has led many thinkers to consider these principles primordial, basic, and uncreated. I can sympathize with the attitude that gives rise to this belief. In my own personal history of studying...