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Machiavelli and Hobbes Compared

This 6 page paper provides an overview of each of the theorist's ideas, inclusive of their philosophies about God . The ideas are compared and contrasted. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Problem of Values and Man's Highest Good

This 3 page paper delves into a variety of ideas inclusive of Heidegger and Plato's concepts. Man's highest good is discussed and Plato's ideas are criticized. Bibliography lists 1 source.

On Liberty And Drugs

A 5 page paper discussing drug usage in relationship to the ideas set forth by John Stuart Mill in his book 'On Liberty.' Mill stands strong in his beliefs that people should be allowed to essentially do as they please as long as it doesn't harm anyone else. Arguments discussed involve the legalization of drugs, and the further pursuit of drug enforcement. The notion addressed concerns whether or not Mill's ideas should be implemented in the field of drug policy. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Considering the Notion of Signs

This 3 page paper discusses the difference between Husserl's idea of sign and Saussure's idea of sign, and how Derrida would deconstruct the difference between them. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Idea of a "Waste Land" According to Fitzgerald and Mason:

This 9 page paper discusses how Fitzgerald relayed the idea of a wasteland in "The Great Gatsby" and how Mason relayed the idea of a wasteland in "Shiloh". These two works, although very different, both reveal deficits in human character, thereby creating a "wasteland". Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Emergence of Human Resource Management

This well written 14 page paper traces the development of human resource management. The paper begins with the work of Frederick Winslow Taylor and his development of scientific management based on the idea of economic man, and then looks to the emergence of the theory of social man with the studies of Mayo and Hertzberg. The paper then considers the way that the theories have been used, such as the development of TQM and other examples that support ideas of both economic and social man. The bibliographic cites 15 sources.

Shelley's 'Frankenstein' vs. Wharton's 'The Age of Innocence'

A 7 page paper in which the writer argues that while both women were expressing changing attitudes in femininity thought in their books through contrast and duality, Edith Wharton's view was made through an expansive flowing growth and Mary Shelley's was from an explosive view. The purpose of both stories was to show the need for men and women to come together in equal treatment of women during different eras. Whereas Wharton looked at the changes from the idea of growing together, Shelley's view was of killing off the old ideas. No additional sources cited.

Walker's 'The Color Purple' v. Otto's 'How to Make an American Quilt'

A 9 page paper that describes how the authors of these two works utilize structures unique to story development to present their ideas on feminism, relationships, sexuality and domesticity. While both authors utilize different structural formats (Walker presents her's as an epistolary novel, while Otto's is set within the context of a quilting instructional manual), each uncommon structure significantly effects the author's presentation of ideas. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The Problem With Emerson's "Self-reliance"

This 7 page paper argues that the author's ideas about self-reliance are wrong for society. The work is discussed in detail and several quotes are provided. Many examples are given to prove that his ideas are not workable in society. No additional sources cited.

W.E.B. Du Bois and the Black Experience

This 3 page paper looks at W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk as well as what ideas about being black had come from there. The essay goes on to express ideas about the black experience in general. Bibliography lists 1 source.

The Influence of John Locke on Modern British Politics

This 20 page paper considers the influence of John Locke on British politics. The paper begins with a brief biography in order to ascertain his opportunity to influence society of the time. The writer then considers the general influence of his ideas such as the social contract within modern British politics. The final part of the paper then examines the ideas of Locke in terms of the current situation of asylum seekers. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

Crime According to Beccaria, Lombroso and Durkheim

This 4 page paper compares and contrasts these three theorists' ideas on criminology. Specific information on each theorist and their ideas is provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Daisy In "The Great Gatsby": New Criticism

5 pages in length. New criticism takes an entirely different approach to the fundamental basis of literature. In assessing F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby under this application, one finds that the autotelic element is quite apparent throughout the story, with Daisy representing perhaps the most obvious attributes of new criticism through figurative language, contrast and comparison, cause-effect patterns and ideas or qualities that unify ideas and suggestions. No additional sources cited.

The Life of Karl Marx

This 5 page paper looks at the life and ideas of Karl Marx. The paper provides some bibliographic information, but the focus of the paper is on the ideas of the theorist. The Communist Manifesto and Capital is discussed. Many of Marx's theories such as alienation, communism and historical materialism are included. How Marx perceived religion and philosophy--with references to Hegel-- is also part of the paper. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

“Lamb” and “Tyger” / Comparative on Theme and Tone

A 5 page essay closely looking at variances in imagery created by Blake in the two poems for the purpose of representing the overall theme of a choice between salvation and damnation. In “The Lamb,” the writer posits, William Blake plants the ideas of warmth and acceptance vs. the idea of frightful isolation in “The Tyger.” The writer also shows how Blake uses word imagery to create this same difference in tone. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Jefferson's Declaration of Independence

A 3 page paper examining this seminal document in American history in terms of its historical ties to some of the predominant political ideas of the Enlightenment, particularly those of Locke. The paper shows how the Declaration of Independence took ideas that had been current in theory only and put them into practice. Bibliography lists two sources.

Effect Of Christian Crusades On Europe

A 3 page paper that explores the changes in Europe as a result of the Christian Crusades. As the Crusaders came in contact with so many different cultures during their trek, they gained new ideas for living and brought those ideas back to Europe. The result was a change in all aspects of life. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Madeleine Leininger : Transcultural Nursing and Human Care Theory

A 7 page paper that discusses Madeleine Leininger and her involvement in nursing as it applies to her Transcultural Nursing Model and Human Care Theories. These models and theories have gradually made their way into the nursing practice in a very unique way that rarely even gives credit to Leininger, who is instrumental in bringing such issues to the forefront of nursing. In examination of these models and theories we illustrate the many facets of the ideas, and present ways in which these ideas are implemented around the globe. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Reason for the Urban Underclass

This 3 page paper entertains a variety of ideas and sociological principles to explain the reason why poorer neighborhoods are generally black. The conclusion is that the problem is complex and cannot reasonably be explained by one specific sociological idea. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

IDEA ’97

A 5 page paper which examines how ADD/ADHD children were, or were not, covered with IDEA ’97 and if and how IDEA ’97 affected speech language pathologists. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Joseph Campbell And The Functions Of Mythology

A 5 page research paper that examines mythology as interpreted by historian Joseph Campbell. According to Campbell, mythology represents ancient intuitive understanding of certain archetypal or "elementary ideas" that still speak to the human condition even in modern times. The writer demonstrates how this fits in with the ideas of Carl Jung and Adolf Bastian. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Hinduism / Bhagavad-Gita

The Bhagavad-Gita -- 'Song of the Lord' -- has been a source of meditation in India for more than 2000 years. In this 5 page research paper, the writer explores the ideas behind this particular aspect of Hinduism and details its main ideas, historical perspective, and enduring value today. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Karl Marx and Historical Materialism

This 12 page report discusses Karl Marx's theory of historical materialism and compares and contrasts it with the ideas of Emile Durkheim on the sociology of religion and Claude Levi-Strauss's perspective on the universality of the human mind. To a great degree, the idea of historical materialism encapsulates much of what Marx believed to be the fundamental determinants of modern humanity. It is compared with the equally important aspects of religion and structuralism. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Ralph Waldo Emerson / 'Inventors Read Well'

A 4 page essay on the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote: 'One must be an inventor to read well.' The paper discusses Emerson's philosophies around this quote, a call to read beyond words to find their intellectual, spiritual, emotional and physical meaning. The writer argues that the purpose of all words to an inventor is that they foment in the mind until an idea is created, and once created, the idea is put into action.

Piaget & Vygotsky

This 20 page research paper compares and contrasts the theories of these two great thinkers. The main points of each theory is provided with a discussion to compare and contrast their ideas. The writer suggests that their ideas may have been more in synch than disparate, after one considers the theories carefully and also after reviewing specific statements made by each man. The points on which they definitely did not agree are cited. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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