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Differing Ideas on What Medieval Women Want in Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Wife of Bath's Tale"

A 6 page paper which examines the differing views of what women want, as expressed in Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Wife of Bath's Tale." Specifically considered are how what the wife and other women want differ from Medieval expectations of what a "true" lady was supposed to be. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Intersection of Ideas About Technology and Magic in Dante's "Inferno"

A 5 page paper which how ideas about technology and magic interact in Dante's allegorical poem, "Inferno," how these ideas are presented in the text to consider how they connect or disconnect. No additional sources used.

Disagreeing With Plato's Theory of Forms (Ideas)

A 6 page paper which examines the arguments presented by Plato in his famous Theory of Forms (Ideas) featured in his classic political treatise, "The Republic," then considers arguments which disagree with Plato's conclusions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Locke's Ideas about Man and Morality

This 5 page paper provides an overview of some of Locke's theories which come from "An Essay Concerning Human Understanding." Other issues such as punishment, the soul and the concept of the person are all discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Operating a Pharmaceutical Company in the Mideast

A 5 page paper discussing considerations of opening a US-based regional office serving the Middle East and North Africa. The pharmaceutical industry in the mideast is developing rapidly, and Jordan has been approved for export into Britain. Entering the market entails the same attention to sales and marketing as does any enterprise, but in the pharmaceutical industry of the mideast it also involves building an alliance with Cairo's pharmacy school, combatting piracy in the industry and being a good corporate citizen in providing liaison services with WHO to ensure that the poorer nations o the mideast also receive the benefit of pharmaceutical access. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

New Thoughts and Ideas of the Renaissance

(5 pp) Historically the Renaissance connects the middle ages and the modern times; it is that time period from about 1350 to 1650. The ideas and accomplishments of that period were amazing, and still remain astounding when we stop to consider them, for they provided the building blocks of some of the ideas that we hold today. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

John Locke: Identity and Ideas

(5 pp) Locke divides our complex ideas into ideas of substance, modes and relations in his An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690), and then relates those to identity, person and moral agent. The labels may be old but the ideas are still applicable today.

Differing Attitudes Toward Nature: The Impact Upon Ideas Of Control And Power To Specific Countries And Business Organizations

11 pages in length. Differing attitudes toward the concept of nature significantly impact upon ideas of control and power as they relate to specific countries and business organizations, inasmuch as there is no way to escape the influence that nature has upon virtually every aspect of life. Typically, cultural elements represent the primary differences that exist between and among various countries and business organizations for the reason that culture stands as the dictating force behind issues associated with nature. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Do Copyright Laws Create A Monopoly Control on Ideas?

5 pages in length. There are those who would argue that copyright laws create a monopoly control on ideas. Based on current copyright law, along with a copyright case contested in court, this idea will be seen to be untrue. While copyright laws protect ideas from being used by others, this in no way is conducive to monopolistic ventures. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

Mill's Ideas About Truth and Liberty

This 5 page paper takes a look at truth and liberty as conveyed by John Stuart Mill's essay On Liberty. Some quotes are used. No additional sources cited.

Jacques Maritain: How Relevant Are His Ideas To Teaching Religious Education In The Contemporary Context?

10 pages in length. The relevancy of Jacques Maritain's ideas in the context of contemporary religious teachings speaks to the fundamental nature of Thomism, inasmuch as Maritain was firmly rooted in St. Thomas and the works of his major commentators. Working a significant amount from the philosophies of Aquinas, Maritain's ideas would incorporate quite well into the basic tenets of today's religious teachings. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Kant's Ideas About Knowledge

This 6 page paper considers several concepts contained in Immanuel Kant's Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics. A major focus of the paper is in respect to the concept of synthetic a priori knowledge. Definitions of analytical versus synthetic judgments are provided. No additional sources cited.

David Hume’s Ideas Regarding Art and Good Taste

This 11 page report discusses Scottish philosopher and writer David Hume (1711-1776) who stated that art is not “a form of understanding or morality” and that art “does not fall under the concepts of necessity or freedom.” This report looks at such statements in the context of Hume’s skepticism and addresses how such ideas fit in with Hume’s larger views on utilitarianism. The writer of the report does agree with Hume’s assertion that art should be done for it's own sake, independent of objective law and morality. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

“Descartes: belief, ideas and images”

A five page paper which looks at the way in which Descartes considers the nature of illusion in reference to sensory data, the importance of cognition, and the existence of God as a prerequisite for the mind’s concepts of forms and images. Bibliography lists 1 source.

The Concept of Ideas

This 5 page report discusses English philosopher John Locke (1632-1704) and how he carefully reviews the characteristics of the human mind and the course by which it is aware of the world outside and around it. Arguing against the long-established proposition of intrinsic ideas, Locke believed that the mind is born blank, a tabula rasa upon which the world describes itself through the experience of the five senses. Knowledge arising from sensation is perfected by reflection, thus enabling humans to arrive at such ideas as space, time, and infinity. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Ideas of Gould and Bacon Compared

This 5 page paper delves into science and philosophy as the views of these scientists are compared and contrasted. The religious views of each, as it respects fundamental scientific problems, are discussed. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Machiavelli: Views And Ideas On Government

6 pages in length. According to Machiavelli, a successful and powerful government balances its strengths by offsetting differing interests, while always taking into account public good. Additionally, a president who is worth his salt makes exceptional use of the political climate, much like Harry Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower did during their presidencies. Equally important as the removal of morality from politics was the elimination of religion, as well. This theory, which is still valiantly fought for today, became a basic tenet of democracy epitomized in the U.S. Constitution. Eighteenth century enlightenment philosopher Voltaire also criticized the coupling of church and state, saying it was not supported by any means of logic. It can be argued that solely because of Machiavelli's efforts that the church was encouraged to loosen its power over society. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Marx's Ideas on Capitalism

This 5 page paper evaluates a statement attributed to Marx that lumps utilitarianism, freedom, property and equality together. The statement is analyzed and Marx's ideas on capitalism are evaluated. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Classifying Mideast States

A 5 page paper discussing a system of classifying Arab nations devised by Clement Henry and Robert Springborg. Under this system, Algeria, Syria and Iraq are “bunker states;” Egypt is a “bully praetorian” state. The paper assesses this classification method and concludes that Henry and Springborg’s method is a useful one. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Marx's Ideas in Theory and Practice

A 5 page paper which examines how Karl Marx's ideas, when put into practice, have not been incredibly successful. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Scientific Ideas of the 16th through 18th Centuries

5 pages. This paper discusses some of the scientific ideas of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries in regards to philosophy, economy and social assumptions. This paper covers many of the main thinkers of that era including Kuhn, Descartes, Locke, and others. Four different essays included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Review of “The Five Biggest Ideas in Science” by Charles M. Wynn and Arthur W. Wiggins

This is a 5 page paper discussing the text “The Five Biggest Ideas in Science” by Charles M. Wynn and Arthur W. Wiggins. Wynn and Wiggins are successful in integrating the five areas of science in a simple, understandable manner and this text should be used as a fundamental science text for courses across campuses. The book includes cartoons and illustrations by the famous artist Sidney Harris to help clarify concepts with humor. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Kukulewa Villagers: Ideas, Experiences And Transformation Of Community Prior To 1983

5 pages in length. The manner by which Kukulewa villagers' ideas and experiences of "community" changed along with the transformations that took place in their local economy and government in the thirty years prior to 1983 speaks to the notion of modernity and the significant impact it has held upon this progressively fractured society. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Wynn And Wiggins' "The Five Biggest Ideas In Science": Overview

7 pages in length. The writer briefly reviews model of the atom, periodic law, big bang theory, plate tectonics model and the theory of evolution. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Philosophical Ideas on Modern Slavery

This 5 page paper provides an overview of philosophical ideas from a Kantian ethics perspective as well as from the view of the utilitarian, the social contract theorist, the feminist, and the virtue ethicist. Modern slavery is defined and the focus of discussion, but slavery is discussed ideologically as a broad concept. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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