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26 Apr 2011

Political philosophies of Edmund Burke and Jean Jacques Rousseau

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Jean Jacques Rousseau and Edmund Burke were great political thinkers with different views on human nature, civil society, government, religion, and the extent of human rights. Rousseau believes that men have inalienable rights and possess the ability to destroy and rebuild the government...

16 Apr 2011

Self-Love as it connects to the theme of "recognition"

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

There is no concept of more importance to an individual's sense of recognition than the idea of self-love. Self-love helps one to better theorize recognition because it provides necessary contexts, reasoning and often difficulty to measure individuality in the topic of recognition. Self-love...

31 Jan 2011

The Overman and the Eternal Recurrence

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra', Friedrich Nietzsche concludes that in an infinite universe where there is no God, every finite event recurs eternally. As only the Overman can embrace this concept of eternal recurrence, it is necessary to attain mastery over the will to power. Since...

09 Dec 2010

"In twenty years' time, nobody will write letters"

Thesis - 1 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The advance of technology is more and more progressing. We use less paper and pen to communicate; these tools have been replaced by new technologies such as SMS or email. We can ask ourselves if in twenty years we will write letters. We'll see in the first part the advanced techniques which...

30 Nov 2010

A new economic model: Development, justice and freedom - Amartya SEN

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

From the beginning of the industrial revolution, development has been seen as the accumulation of capital. Several economists have tried to expand it, considering this definition to be simplistic and harsh. Until the sixties, the "human factor" was included in the concept of productive capital,...

30 Nov 2010

Project of econometrics: Causes of infant mortality in Africa (2006)

Thesis - 20 pages - Humanities/philosophy

My study focuses on child mortality in Africa. According to UNICEF figures, the mortality rate among children under 5 years varies considerably from one country to another, and is amplified in certain countries. For this international organization whose responsibility is the protection of...

28 Nov 2010

"Nagel argues that life is necessarily absurd" - An argument to prove the statement is wrong

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Nagel begins his article with a generic claim: “Most people feel on occasion that life is absurd, and some feel it vividly and continually” (Nagel, 1971) and then proceeds to offer standard arguments he feels are inadequate for the justification of such; the basic outlines (and...

25 Aug 2010

The criticism of religion: Marx

Thesis - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Karl Marx was born on May 5, 1818. Both his uncle and grandfather were famous rabbis in their city. But in 1817, Marx's father converted to Protestantism. The reason behind this conversion was that there was actually a series of laws unveiled by the new King of Prussia (1816) which made the...

19 Aug 2010

Amish culture: Life, practices and religious beliefs

Thesis - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Among the various minority religious groups in the world, the Amish society is a unique sect. The Amish group of people are widely prevalent in North America and specifically in the United States. They are spread over states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. This group is categorized as a...

19 Aug 2010

Origin and spread of Christianity

Thesis - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

This document outlines the history of Christianity and how it was linked with Judaism in its early years and evolved subsequently as an independent religion. Although religious practice has tended to decline today, Christianity, as a religion came into existence in Palestine 2000 years ago and...

19 Aug 2010

The types of domination (Weber)

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The German sociologist Max Weber (1864-1920), was the founder of "comprehensive" and explanatory sociology , which takes as its starting point, the social actions of individuals, in an attempt to elucidate the reasons. His study of Western society focuses on the rationalization of human...

19 Aug 2010

The city, by Max Weber

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Max Weber was a German sociologist, philosopher and economist. He was born in 1864 in Erfurt and died in 1920. His research focuses on the process of rationalization of modern societies in the Western world. In this context, he became interested in the development of capitalism (The Protestant...

19 Aug 2010

Islamism in the Middle East: The new face of nationalism

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Islamism and nationalism are apparently contradictory terms. One suggests the existence of solidarity is based on religion and faith. In case of Islam it is the "community of believers," the "ummah" which refers to another part of the nation state. This is a recent concept which presupposes the...

18 Aug 2010

Islam in Morocco

Thesis - 8 pages - Humanities/philosophy

This religion arose in Arabia in the seventh century. They say that God revealed himself to Muhammad and inspired him to begin a new religion. His followers are called Muslims, that is to say "those who are obedient to God". Islam is also a community of believers who have tapped into this...

18 Aug 2010

The end of political Islam

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The twentieth century marked a turning point in the organization of Muslim societies. After the independence that marked the last century (Middle East, Central Asia), a revolutionary stream of Islam came into existence in Egypt and Pakistan leading to the development of utopian Islamism....

18 Aug 2010

Religion in the United States

Thesis - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In ‘The Will to Power', Nietzsche presents religion as an illusion which creates a psychological confusion. The religious man is viewed as a sick man who invents a personal explanation of the world around him. In the Critique of Hegel's philosophy of law Marx, opines that religion is a...

17 Aug 2010

Law, morality and religion

Thesis - 8 pages - Humanities/philosophy

On June 26, 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the law prohibiting the practice of sodomy "with a person of the same sex" unconstitutional, in the State of Texas. This called into question the laws that ban hanging in 13 U.S. states and homosexual practices, even in a private setting. ...

17 Aug 2010

Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah by Oliver Roy

Thesis - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

This document presents a review of the book Globalized Islam. The Search for a New Ummah written by Oliver Roy. With this book, Olivier Roy sums up the logical consequence of a long consideration of Islam and political modernity that had begun in 1985 in Afghanistan and continued with the...

17 Aug 2010

Postmodern perspective on Marlow

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In the world of postmodernism, absolute truths such as grand theories and master narratives are non-existent (Irvine 03). Rather, the emphasis in postmodern literature is on the “spectacle of the brain and its workings” (Baudrillard 01), where reality is shaped indefinitely by the...

12 Aug 2010

Aquinas and Anselm - Arguments for the existence of God

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Within the field of philosophy, more specifically, the philosophy of religion, many thinkers have employed theories (or proofs as they would say), arguing for the existence of God. One prominent theorist was Saint Anselm who sought to prove the existence of God through his ontological...

12 Aug 2010

An essay on Charles Hartshorne's mnemonic metaphysics

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Our ancestors of the ‘pre-philosophical' era - much too often called Ionian thinkers - engaged themselves in an admirable quest to make sense of everything that struck their awe. As a consequence, the concept of deity, as well as the supernatural forces attributed to nearly all types of...

12 Aug 2010

Philosophy of religion

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

According to the Divine Command Theory, God is the ultimate source of morality; an action is obligatory if God commands it, permitted if it does not go against any of God's commands and wrong if it is inconsistent with that which God commands. God has infinite freedom and omnipotence to do...

12 Aug 2010

Locke's empiricism

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Empiricism is a branch of philosophy that is said to have emerged with the theories of John Locke in the 1600s. It is a theory of knowledge that argues knowledge comes from lived experience, and it is one of the many notions about how we come to understand aspects or things in the world....

11 Aug 2010

Socrates - Immortality of the soul

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

There are many philosophies of the soul presented in ancient philosophy. Among them was Socrates who gave an influential account of the immortality of the soul. In the Phaedo, Socrates offers four arguments for the soul's immortality. This essay will discuss which of these...

11 Aug 2010

Cheyette v. The State

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In his article “The Invention of the State,” Fredric L. Cheyette argues that the in the eleventh and twelfth centuries medieval society allowed an organized, coercive “other” to evolve, courtesy of a small group of literate elite. His idea is that following the...

11 Aug 2010

Cultural anxiety of "the Modern" in Nietzsche and German expressionism

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In his work analyzing early German film, Siegfried Kraucauer defines expressionism as “a shaping of primitive sensations and experiences” and supports this definition by suggesting that the early German film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari makes use of expressionist aesthetic in its...

11 Aug 2010

Reincarnation: The repression of past-life teachings political, not spiritual

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Noting the resurrection of all in nature, reincarnation may remain at center stage: very prominent and well respected in the first 500 years of Christianity. In his "Confessions" even St. Augustine wonders about the viability of reincarnation. Emperor Constantine omitted the earliest references...

10 Aug 2010

Spectrum of consciousness: Time, eternity, space and infinity

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

It has been established that Reality is a level of consciousness, and it is ultimately and inherently ungraspable and unthinkable by the human mind. In this chapter, Wilber discusses how consciousness is not contained by the human body or mind, but is Absolute Subjectivity, so termed...

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

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...

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