Dissertation Ideas

Some Dissertation and Thesis Ideas can be seen below:

Confucius vs. Plato / Their Ideas On Society & State

This 11 page research paper compares and contrasts the views of Confucius and Plato on society and the creation of a ruling state. Specifically discussed are the nature of man in terms of good and evil, what role, if any, a higher power plays; whether or not morality can be learned; and the purpose of the state and qualities of its leaders. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Allexander Crummell / Ideas For A Black Future

A 5 page paper on the new ideas and new aims for blacks suggested by Crummell. His contradictory philosophy is explored. No bibliography.

Death Penalties / Philosophical Ideas

4 pages discussing the various historic philosophies about capital punishment (an eye for an eye, etc;). Includes conclusive opinion based on material. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Ideas & Teaching Techniques For Blind Special Education Students

An 8 page paper that provides an overview of the issues related to instructing processes for blind students that also have other special education classification disorders. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

What Made Stoicism Appealing To The Ancient Greeks And Romans And Why Were Its Ideas Vulnerable To Christianity?

This 5 page report discusses the evolution of Stoicism, its appeal to the ancient Greeks and Romans, and whether or not it has relevance in the contemporary world. Also briefly discussed are some ideas as to why the Greeks and Romans were 'susceptible' to the promises offered by early Christianity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

John Locke's 'An Essay Concerning Human Understanding' / Ideas

A 3 page essay discussing John Locke's perceptions and philosophy regarding human ideas as the primary and the difference to ideas of the secondary qualities. No additional sources cited.

'Dynamics of the Party System'/ Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Party Competition and the 'Logic of Money-Driven Political Systems' / Contrasting Ideas Of James L. Sundquist and Thomas Ferguson

A 6 page comparison of the theories of the factors which cause political change as proposed by Thomas Ferguson in 1995 and James Sundquist in 1973 (first edition). Concludes that Sundquist's 'conflict' explanation is superior to Ferguson's 'investment' explanation even though the first was proposed over two decades previous to the last. Bibliography lists one additional source.

Karl Marx's Ideas About the Productive Worker

A 3 page essay in which the theories of Marx are explained regarding labor, forces of production, and the role of Capitalism. The writer concludes that Karl Marx was -- however sadly -- accurate with respect to many of his relevant predictions. Bibliography lists 6 sources (all by Marx).

Gonzalo’s Ideas for a Utopian Kingdom in Shakespeare’s “Tempest”

A 5 page analysis of a short passage in the second act of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, in which Gonzalo outlines his ideas for the ideal kingdom. The paper argues that Gonzalo’s ideas are completely unworkable, not only because they go against the laws of physical nature, but because they violate human nature as well. No additional sources.

Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” - How Does the Book Attack or Promote Racist Ideas

This 8 page report discusses “Heart of Darkness” and issues of racism found (or not found) in the novel. While racism enters the story in as much as it is a constant leit motif in all aspects Western humanity journeying to the “dark continent” of Africa. It is simple to dismiss questions of racism as a normal reaction of the age in which Conrad was writing. However, what must also be noted is that in Conrad’s constant yet subtle ways, his style and narrative technique disguises his distorted portrayal of Africa, to the extent that the reader may unconsciously accept what Marlow says without questioning the validity of his allegations. No secondary sources.

“The Six Great Ideas” By Mortimer J. Adler

A 2.5 page book report which provides a detailed summary and critique of philosopher Mortimer J. Adler’s book, "The Six Great Ideas."

Ideas For Using And Teaching Literature

This 5 page paper discusses eight specific ideas for using literature in the classroom and three strategies that can be used to teach literature. One of the most important goals of the teacher is to develop a love of reading in students. Literature can be used to accomplish this goal. Ideas such as storytelling, literacy corners, acting out the story are just a few of the ideas discussed. No bibliography.

Marxist Ideas: Women And The Struggle For Socialism

6 pages in length. The writer discusses how women were just as caught up in the struggle for socialism, concerns which are clearly reflected through Marxist theories, inasmuch as they were often the very backbone of society. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Mortimer Adler’s “Six Great Ideas”

5 pages in length. Mortimer Adler’s “Six Great Ideas” helps one to truly grasp the myriad representations of life, democracy and existence. According to the author’s insights in chapter 28 -- whose six great ideas include liberty, truth, goodness, beauty, equality and justice -- liberty, justice and equality are by necessity inadequate and an almost endless process. The writer discusses how Adler’s staunch quest to return to absolute values allows him to purport that humanity has strayed considerably far off the path that ultimately leads to a life of ethical expression. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Analysis, Plot Interpretation, Major Characters & Production Ideas For William Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet”

A 5 page paper which provides analysis, plot interpretation, a discussion of major characters and production ideas for William Shakespeare’s tragic romantic play, "Romeo & Juliet." Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Ideas of Thomas Jefferson

This 15 page paper provides an overview of the life of this great defender of democracy and president of the United States. Ideas about democracy and separation of church and state are highlighted. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Victorian People And Ideas

This 6 page paper explores specific aspects of the Victorian age using Richard Altick's book Victorian People and Ideas as a base. The meaning of the phrase, the Spirit of the Age is discussed. This involves a description of the changes occurring in Great Britain at the time. A brief discussion is provided regarding the similarities of that age with the late 20th century. Finally, the contributions of Tennyson in relation to Altick's book are discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Rousseau & Marx/Ideas on Property

A 5 page essay (plus one page outline) that compares the similarities between the philosophies of Karl Marx and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Analysis of Irigaray's Spiritual Ideas

This 5 page thesis paper delves into this feminist writer's ideas about spirituality and religion. She is compared with Simone de Beauvoir. Irigaray's outstanding contribution to women's spirituality is emphasized. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas

This 7 page paper delves into problems, presented by a student, concerning St. Thomas Aquinas's position on a variety of subjects. Kant plays a major role in the discussion. Other philosophers are mentioned and subjects broached include creationism, evolution, and man's reasoning abilities and limitations. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Shakespeare's Ideas About the Concept of Sovereignty

This 5 page paper examines The Tempest and Henry V and assesses how each interprets the concept of sovereignty. The utilization of symbolism in The Tempest is also discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Andrew Niccol's "Gattaca" And Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World": Plot And Ideas

6 pages in length. The plots and ideas of Andrew Niccol's "Gattaca" and Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" share a deep commitment to social progression; through these two works of fiction, the authors attempt to depict a seemingly Utopian society where everything in society is neatly compartmentalized to the point of being sterile. This look toward the future encourages one to postulate just what a Utopian society represents, as well as to consider whether or not such an entity would be at all desirable. No additional sources cited.

Faith & Skepticism - The Dueling Ideas Behind the Reformation

A 2 page paper that examines the two fundamental issues of philosophy and theology that were involved in the Reformation Period, the issues of faith and skepticism. Discussed are the introduction of Martin Luther's Protestant beliefs in 1517 and the era of new philosophical and theological thinking that followed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Losing Contact to Find Serenity - The Transcendentalist Ideas of Henry David Thoreau

A 10 page paper that supports the transcendentalist idea presented by Henry David Thoreau that one must first lose contact with the materialistic world in order to find inner peace and serenity. Discussed are the views presented in Economy and Where I Lived and What I Lived For from Thoreau's Walden as well as a comparison between these works and Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self-Reliance and Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Old Manse. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Democracy in America: The Views of Alexis de Tocqueville and the History of Ideas

This 6 page paper considers the way in which Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America fits into the history of ideas. This paper assesses the elements of de Tocqueville's arguments as they relate to the condition of equlity, aristocracy and democracy, tyranny of the majority, individualism and the idea of mediocrity. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

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Chapter Two:  Literature Review

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Chapter Three:  Methodology

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Chapter Four:  Discussion

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Chapter Five:  Conclusions

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