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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

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

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

Jonah and the Whale

Thesis - 1 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The story of Jonah and the “Whale” is one of the most famous and retold stories in the Bible. It tells of the prophet Jonah, a fisherman who gets swallowed whole by a great fish. The story goes that Jonah was fleeing God when God called upon Jonah to proclaim judgment to Ninevah, the...

24 Jun 2010

Interpreting the Bible

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

I believe that calling the Bible an “artifact of social memory” implies that is a creation of collected thoughts and stories over time. As religion became more and more popular, people began hearing stories about God, Jesus, etc. and began to collaborate with others about the works...

24 Jun 2010

Abraham: Genesis 16: 1-12

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In Genesis 16: 1-12, Abram is worried about carrying on his bloodline. He has no son to speak of and is already around 90 years old. God has promised Abram that he would be the “father of many”. His wife Sarai knows this and also knows that he is not happy and would like a son, but she...

02 Jun 2010

Important people in Taoism: Zhang San Feng

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Taoism, also known as Daoism, is a philosophical religion that is widespread among eastern parts of Asia as well as parts of the western world. Taoism has involved several important people, namely Zhang San Feng. San Feng has also been known as Zhang Sanfeng, Chan San Feng, and...

25 May 2010

The rhetorical application of pity in 'We Shall Overcome'

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Painting an image of the role emotion plays in human cognition, American thinker William James once said, “emotions aren't always immediately subject to reason, but they are always immediately subject to action.” The correlation of emotion and action is applicable to rhetorical...

12 May 2010

The significance of Isaiah 45:1-13 for Yahweh and the exiled

Thesis - 7 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Isaiah 45:1-13 is, in many ways, a microcosm of Second Isaiah as a whole. Anchored firmly in historical context, this passage portrays people still confined to exile, yet also looking forward to the possibility of future release and redemption. In tone, it is strikingly different from the...

14 Apr 2010

Fallacies in Descartes' Dream Argument

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Descartes begins his Meditations with a discussion of doubt, believing it to be the tool by which knowledge can be verified. Betrayed by “the large number of falsehoods that I had accepted as true in my childhood (Descartes, 12),” the philosopher seeks a decisive mode of...

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