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27 Jan 2009

An essay outlining David Chalmers 'The Matrix as Metaphysics' hypothesis

Tutorials/exercises - 7 pages - Humanities/philosophy

This essay outlines David Chalmers Matrix hypothesis. Chalmers is a consciousness researcher with interests in philosophical questions. As we shall see he regards the Matrix theory as a Metaphysical hypothesis. Chalmers neither endorses the Matrix theory nor rejects it. Rather he respects it as a...

10 Jul 2008

Memorize your timetables: The rational world and the power of prediction in Tabucchi's La Testa Perduta di Damasceno Monteiro

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In Antonio Tabucchi's La Testa Perduta di Damasceno Monteiro, the reader is pulled into a detective murder-mystery dealing with decapitation, murder suspects named il Grillo Verde, and tripe. Of particular interest, however, is the character of Don Fernando, a lawyer whose mind flies from...

07 Jul 2008

A child's sex and age as predictors of the total time spent engaging in sex-specific toy play

Tutorials/exercises - 14 pages - Humanities/philosophy

This naturalistic observational study examined the effect of a child's sex and age with regard to how long comparatively that child is likely to engage in the three established categories of sex-specific toy play: male sex-specific toy play, female sex-specific toy play, and neutral toy play....

15 Jun 2008

Black Panthers

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Humanities/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...

16 Apr 2008

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...

11 Apr 2008

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

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

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...

11 Feb 2008

Greco-Roman Banquets: Applications to Biblical Analysis

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The author of this meager submission once attended a birthday banquet at the local McDonald's establishment in the far southwestern corner of Oklahoma. The highlight of this social outing, which must have included many compelling and edifying moments, consisted of a game in which...

22 Oct 2007

African Religion and Vodoo

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

For more than two hundred years the Haitian religion commonly referred to as voodoo has continued to intrigue, excite, and scare Americans. In a recent Hollywood blockbuster, “The Skeleton Key” starring Kate Hudson, a small New Orleans family is terrorized by a menacing duo of...