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06 Apr 2010

The parodic treatment of religion in contemporary culture is just another manifestation of the consumerism of late capitalism

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

During the twentieth century, in the unstable years following the world wars, capitalism proved itself to be a successful and enduring system. This success seems to have come mainly from its, ' ...extraordinary versatility and flexability...' [1]. Despite many threats, such as the rising...

01 Apr 2010

Brave New World: Aldous Huxley

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Brave New World is a classic novel written by Aldous Huxley. Set in the future, this book portrays a society where each person's life is visibly controlled by the views that they have been taught since they were decanted out of their bottles. This book is set in England, and explains the process...

31 Mar 2010

Revolutions in thought

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In the 18th and 19th centuries, natural philosophers were making great claims on the nature of the world around them. Although they did not have some of the technology that is available today, they were able to make assumptions about the composition of certain substances through the...

30 Mar 2010

Gender and Christian life in first Corinthians and first Timothy

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Analysis of Biblical texts inherently involves examinations into issues of morality and behavior according to Christian doctrine. The Apostle Paul, whose writings are a major focal point of much of the New Testament, addresses these matters with a series of letters to Christian congregations as...

30 Mar 2010

Historical perspectives on social Darwinism and the impetus behind European imperialism in the 19th century

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Contemporary society is rooted in the idea of the nation state, both as a geographical institution and as a symbol. This idea, however, is not unique to the modern world. Rather, it is one that dates back to the very beginning of human existence and spans the historical timeline, from the...

30 Mar 2010

Odradek: A structuralist interpretation

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The need to assign meaning is a distinct human quality. Individuals seek, and to a certain extent are defined by, the methods by which the objects and observations that occupy space in a perceived reality are explained and rationalized. Failure to do so implies not only a lack of understanding,...

30 Mar 2010

Modeled in God's image

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Humans have believed in a God or gods since the beginning of time but the concept of what a god is like varies. Historic tales have given us a clear picture of the polytheistic gods who were believed to have ruled the land in the time of Gilgamesh and Homer but most modern religions draw...

30 Mar 2010

Sin and punishment from East To West

Thesis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Texts from Feudal Japan to Western Europe differ in the way they view sin and punishment. The Analects of Confucius and The Divine Comedy by Dante have opposing positions on how past beliefs and actions should be viewed by people of the present. Confucius' Analects are also irrelevant in the...

26 Mar 2010

Plato and his predecessors: Socrates and the Sophists

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In his Apology, Plato goes to great lengths to vindicate his mentor and distinguish him from other disreputable orators of the time. In contrast to the Sophist, Socrates denies ever taking money from those that he has conversed with, cites examples of loyalty and bravery to his city, and claims...

25 Mar 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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