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Social Class in Contemporary Society

This 3 page paper examines the ideas of Marx, Weber and others to discuss social class in contemporary society. Various ideas are explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Assessment for Special Education

A 3 page research paper that discusses the teacher's role in assessment for special education services, what assessment entails and what is accomplished by assessment. The writer discusses the requirements of federal legislation (IDEA) and what is entailed in creating an Individual Education Program (IEP) under IDEA. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Paulo Freire - Pedagogy Of The Oppressed

This 4 page paper reports the major ideas in Freire's book and some of his more essential comments about education, including his description of banking education and what he proposes in its place. The writer also provides examples of how the major ideas can be translated into the classroom. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Why Profit, Free Trade and Greed are Good

This 4 page paper takes a look at the idea that private property is really a motivator. Ideas of profit, free trade and capitalism are discussed. Theorists mentioned are Marx, Weber and Smith. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Dickens' "Bleak House" and Fate:

This 4 page paper explores the idea of there being no such thing as an accident, and how this idea relates to Charles Dickens' "Bleak House". This paper examines issues such as how the Chancery court perpetuates evil instead of being a tool for justice, among other issues. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Education and Democracy

This 8 page paper argues that education and democracy are inextricable. Three areas are explored which are the ideas that democracy should be promoted through public education, that education must be equitable and that there should be separation of church and state. The ideas of Jefferson, Dewey and Plato are discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Issues in Social Justice

This 10 page paper looks at the idea of social justice and how social problems are dealt with. The idea is also looked at philosophically and politically. Bibliography lists 5 sources

Universal Law and Western Thought

This 8 page paper presents the idea that Western thought is quite different from ideas found in the rest of the world. Hinduism is discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Murdoch's "Metaphysics As a Guide to Morals"

This 10 page paper delves into the work after exploring metaphysics and morals philosophically. Kant's work on the same subject is touched on and Plato is discussed too, but in more depth. Iris Murdoch's ideas are discussed, with an emphasis on the concept of good. Her ideas about God are also included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Karl Marx: An Overview

This 8 page paper is chockfull of information on the theorist's life, times, ideas and writings. There is information about the author's ideas about communism as well as concepts such as alienation. Several of his works are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Marxism in Today's World

This 8 page paper takes a look at Marx's ideas and how he might react to the twenty-first century. Marxism is discussed in depth, inclusive of his concepts of historical materialism and alienation. Yergin and Stanislaw's 1998 book is discussed in terms of Marx's possible reaction to their ideas. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Analysis of Simone de Beauvoir's, "The Second Sex":

This 12 page paper examines the feminist ideas and philosophy of Beauvoir. Furthermore, these ideas are examined in light of other notable philosophers and their attitudes towards women's issues, such as those of Mill and Aristotle. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Virtue: The Views of Aristotle and Confucius Compared

This 4 page paper looks at the concept of virtue and the ideas of several philosophers. The ideas of Aristotle and Confucius are compared and contrasted. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Rousseau's Liberty and Marxism Compared

This 5 page paper compares and contrasts Rousseau's ideas with ideas to emanate from The Communist Manifesto. The theorists are discussed in the context of their time period and beyond. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Potential for a Designer Children's Clothes Business in the UK

This 5 page paper looks at an idea to start a business selling up market children's clothing in the UK. The idea is that as the birth rate is decreasing the spend per child will increase. This paper starts by assessing the assumption, examines the market, looking at size, structure, main competitors, general patterns and predictions for the market. The supply chain is considered and the marketing mix issues are also discussed. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

Dylan Thomas/And death shall have no dominion

An 11 page research paper/essay that analyzes Thomas' poem "And death shall have no dominion." The writer argues that in this poem, it is not religion that Thomas honors, but the idea behind Christian dogma, which is that there is life from death-- an idea, which Thomas argues in his verse is self-evident in nature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.


This 15 page paper thoroughly analyzes the ideas and theories of Paul Ricoeur on his idea of the Narrative Self, the influence of Artistotle on the development of his own philosophy of self identity, Mimesis stages, and counter arguments to his conclusions. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Marx and Mill

This 5 page paper comprises two short essays: one on Karl Marx and his ideas about class antagonism; the second about John Stuart Mill's ideas about individuality. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Aestheticism According to Nietzsche and Cassian

This 5 page paper examines these theorists' ideas about aestheticism. The paper concludes that Nietzsche's ideas are more practical. Bibliography lists 3 sources.


This 3 page paper discusses the basic perspectives of Darwin on the idea of emotions and expressions, then compares his ideas to those discoveries being made by scientists today. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Where Does the Idea of God Come From?

This 6 page paper evaluates Descartes' claim that the idea of God must emanate from God. The philosopher's ideas about God are relayed and the paper delves into why Descartes makes the claim. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Legal Issues & IEPs

A 3 page research paper that addresses the legal requirements for formulating an IEP. An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a pivotal factor in meeting the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (Gartin and Murdick, 2005). It is imperative in formulating an IEP that educators should be fully aware of legal requirements, and the current amendments to the IDEA, which were instituted in 2004. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Kant’s Categorical Imperative

A 5 page research paper/essay that examines Kantian ethics and discusses what Kant meant by the term categorical imperative, and how he applied principles of universality to this idea, arriving at the idea that human beings “belong to a kingdom of ends.” Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Wollstonecraft/Vindication of the Rights of Women

A 5 page research paper/essay that examines some of the writing of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), a humanist writer of the Enlightenment, who argued against slavery and monarchy, and supported “children’s rights, the value of breastfeeding, coeducational schools, animal rights and other progressive ideas” (“Humanist Profile” 2). This discussion, first of all, summarizes chapter 5-7 in Wollstonecraft’s Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792). Then an interpretation of her ideas is offered, and this is followed by a critique of those concepts. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

6 Levers for Managing Organizational Culture

Organizational behavior case study on the title article by David W. Young. The study is reviewed for main idea, concepts in support of the main idea, and weaknesses in the argument. Bibliography lists 1 source. jv6Lev06.rtf

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