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07 May 2009
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Essay on the national liberation struggle in mozambique

Thesis - 7 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Mozambique is, in the early 20th century, a very heterogeneous country. Without any linguistic, cultural or ethnic harmony, the only point that is common all over this southern African country turns out to be the Portuguese colonial power. However, after an intense liberation struggle, Mozambique...

07 May 2009
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The Jews and the passion

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The Passion narratives must be understood through the Jewish historical experience, religious tradition and, above all, holy scripture. It is crucial to remember that the Passion story, considered as the birth of Christianism, is very linked to the Jewish culture and holy scripture since,...

07 May 2009
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Occidentalism, the redefinition of a concept in the discourse of international culture

Thesis - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Occidentalism can exist and develop only in relation to its pre-existing coefficient, orientalism” . Indeed, there exists a dichotomy between these two concepts. It refers to the description of the World and its organization. Therefore, an analysis of the meaningful concept of...

07 May 2009
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Catholic religious orders in Europe

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Monarchism started in Egypt during the IInd century and may have its roots in the forms of some Jewish sects. Saint Antony (236-347) created next to Alexandria what we call anachoretism. He organized a hermits' life. These men gather in communities called anchoret. They live alone but meet on...

07 May 2009
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A critical comparison of Aristotle's and Augustine's concepts on time

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Aristotle and Augustine are two men whose intricately crafted ideas have been regarded as some of the most intelligent for thousands of years. Both men came from very different times and many times took very different approaches when explaining their ideas. Aristotle...

05 May 2009
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Would I lie to you

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

What do job interviews, parents, significant others, store managers, telemarketers, homeless people, personal managers, and movie ticket agents have in common? They've all been lied to. At job interviews, applicants may tell a little lie about their qualifications in order to get the job....

01 May 2009
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The mysticism of Teresa of Avila

Thesis - 7 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) was a nun who came forward in the tumultuous years of the Spanish Inquisition to found a new order of nuns, the Carmelites. The new order had stricter rules about poverty and seclusion than other Spanish orders of that time. Teresa was a contemplative who was...

01 May 2009
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The image of the mother in the Tao Te Ching

Thesis - 7 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Western scholarship has traditionally portrayed Chinese cultural as patriarchal and not supportive of women. This perspective often fails to look at ways that the feminine has been acknowledged and honored in major Chinese religious traditions. Kuan Yin, for example, was originally the male...

01 May 2009
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The role of Eros, madness and desire, and physical sexuality in Plato's philosophy

Thesis - 7 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The philosophy of Plato had a strong impact on the development of Western thought and the evolution of Western culture. His ideas were influential with Christian thinkers in the third and fourth centuries and with European philosophers in the Renaissance and after.This paper will examine Plato's...

26 Apr 2009
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Pam Gems feminist vision in "Stanley". Exploring queer aesthetics through historical reflection

Thesis - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Stanley Spencer, one of England's most lauded post-war visual artists, is also among the most obscure outside of the context of his reception in England, which included his being Knighted near the end of his life.(Hauser, 2001) In a “Self-Portrait” from 1914 the artist paints himself in...

26 Apr 2009
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The light and the dark - Goethe's faust and the theme of the search for inner wholeness

Thesis - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In dramatic literary history, tragedies are a form through which dark elements in human motivation, character and decision making are explored. Often the tragedy revolves around the flaw of its main character, known as the tragic hero. The hero may have a tragic flaw such as egoistic hubris, or...

26 Apr 2009
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Heine's philosophical thinking

Thesis - 10 pages - Humanities/philosophy

This essay will explore ideas from “On the History of Religion and Philosophy in Germany” written by Heinrich Heine, one of the most famous German poets and cultural figures in general, of the early to mid 19th century. The paper will argue that in his often enigmatic and aphoristic...

22 Apr 2009
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Healing and the modern day servants

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The miraculous power of faith has been deemed able to heal a countless number of ailments from the time when Jesus walked the Earth performing miracles all the way to present day medical miracles involving prayer and strong faith. But what do these miracles tell us and prove in both the teachings...

22 Apr 2009
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Views about the afterlife

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Nobody knows for sure what will happen in the afterlife, we can only estimate based on our religious beliefs and personal opinions. Five major western religions, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism and Ba Hai, also have very different outlooks on what will happen to us, individually and...

13 Apr 2009
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Why has class conflict not occurred in the form expected by Marxist thinkers and why has history not developed in the way Marx predicted?

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Karl Marx (1818 - 83) was responsible for one of the first and most influential theories of class within the sociological discipline. For Marx, classes can be seen as basic social groups divided by their specific position within the division of labor, and distributed within society according to...

20 Mar 2009
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Michel Foucault and his discourse on discursive history

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Michel Foucault may be one of the most influential French philosophers of our time. He spent much of his professional life as a professor, and he is best known because of his critical analysis of various social institutions; medicine and the human sciences being specific ones. He...

18 Mar 2009
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Human relationships in the teachings of Teresa of Avila

Thesis - 9 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) was the founder of the cloistered Carmelite order during the time of the Spanish Inquisition. As the founder of a strict, cloistered order that emphasized poverty one might expect Teresa to have conservative views on issues like the value of human relationships. Her...

18 Mar 2009
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The development of Early Christianity

Thesis - 7 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Jesus lived in a time period called second temple Judaism. During the lifetime of Jesus, Judea, where Jerusalem was located, and Galilee, where Jesus lived and taught, were separate countries under Roman rule. Though dominated by Rome the Jews in those countries had a certain amount of...

18 Mar 2009
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A critical analysis of William James's statement on attention

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In this essay we will critically analyze the famous philosopher, William James' views on attention. James appears to be right when he describes anyone in this condition is not paying attention. When describing attention as the mind's taking possession of an object “in clear and vivid...

13 Jan 2009
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Globalisation and peace in the twenty-first century: a structuralist approach

Thesis - 15 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In his Glance at today's world (1931), French poet Paul Valéry wrote "Le temps du monde fini commence" (1). By "monde fini", he meant that the world now had well-established geographical limits, implying there was no more Terra incognita or utopia where to transpose our dreams, either in...

12 Jan 2009
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Roma Housing in the Czech Republic

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The English documentary “Gypsies, tramps and thieves?” realised by Kate Blewett and Bryan Woods in 1999 notably shows a Roma young mother who lives in revolting conditions in a single room shared with twenty-three other Roma. We can see them piled up in a very small space. The toilettes...

12 Jan 2009
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Was Arendt's pessimism about modern liberal society justified?

Thesis - 7 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Hannah Arendt was born in 1906 in Germany, being the only child of middle-class Jewish parents of Russian descent. As a university student, she was one of the most brilliant and studied with the finest scholars of the time. Arendt in 1933 left Germany for France, and was even interned there for a...

09 Jan 2009
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Mercantilism

Thesis - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Mercantilism was both an economical policy and different theoretical ideas. It was typically a European phenomenon which reached its highest development in the seventeenth century. It slowly disappeared during the eighteenth century. Thus, mercantilism covered the period from the Renaissance to...

09 Jan 2009
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Patriarchal ideology, gender and media

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In a study carried out in the mid-70s, B. Miles (1975: pg.un) found that the proportion of men and women in situation comedies was nearly similar. However, the author points out that ‘the gender roles and the humor could still be traditional and sexist'. Thus, what we need to study...

19 Nov 2008
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Even this simple paper is beautiful: American beauty as a philosophical primer

Thesis - 7 pages - Humanities/philosophy

An American Beauty, in the most literal of senses, refers to a breed of roses. The breed of roses first seen in the movie of the same name are most likely that breed. The appropriateness of that name is without question. The American Beauty is an aesthetically pleasing rose. It is, as the name...

10 Oct 2008
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The origins of human aggression and just war theory

Thesis - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Critics of just war theory will remind people of its theoretical nature and inability to prevent a war. While this is certainly true, in that politicians in power are unlikely to attempt to use just war theory to prove that their cause is just before entering a war, the theory enables...

09 Sep 2008
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Approaching death: A literature review on end-of-life care

Thesis - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Before the 1950's many a lot of people died at home with the family around. They often died quickly of illnesses such as influenza, measles or scarlet fever. Today, as medical technology creates more and more tools and medicines to prolong lives, human beings are faced with the difficult process...

28 Jul 2008
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Plato's differing accounts of body and soul

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In both the Phaedo and Republic 4, Socrates offers an account of the nature of psychological conflict in the context of a discussion about the soul. Different conceptions of the soul and body emerge from these accounts, each of which takes on a markedly different tenor. I will...

03 Jun 2008
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"You are Defined by Those that Oppose You."

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

It is arguable that today it is commonly, if subconsciously, accepted that nationality is the most important aspect of one's identity. Whether it is a national sports team, a national representative at Eurosong, a national author…etc. one's nationality has become the most basic...

22 Apr 2008
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The Perfect Blend of Grit and Grace: An examination of cowgirls and their gender roles at the turn of the century

Thesis - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Every little girl at one time or another played cowgirl. Being a cowgirl is always much more fun than being a little lady, which is what all parents want of their daughters. Little ladies that wear white gloves to church, say their “please” and “thank you's,” and make sure...