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How Might Freud Explain The Events Depicted In Primo Levi’s “Survival In Auschwitz” Based On His Ideas About Civilization And Its Discontents?

5 pages in length. Freud’s explanation to the events depicted in Primo Levi’s “Survival in Auschwitz: The Nazi Assault on Humanity,” based upon his “Civilization and Its Discontents,” illustrates just how integrated the concepts of aggression and individualism are entrenched within the human species. No additional sources cited.

A Comparison of Plato and Aristotle’s Ideas on Society

This 5 page paper compares Plato’s and Aristotle’s conceptions of the best kind of political society and critically examines the assumptions on which these views rest. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

IKEA -- The Swedish Furniture Company with Very Different Ideas

This 8 page report discusses the Swedish furniture chain IKEA. With the slogan “affordable solutions for better living,” IKEA appeals to people who understand that functionality has its own form of beauty and style. The company also explains “ours is not a flashy crusade” in its “Unboring Manifesto” in which it makes it clear that they understand that people “who really needed a more beautiful home weren’t able to afford it.” The end result has been a success story in which one company is able to transcend national boundaries in order to successfully appeal to a far greater number of consumers. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A Look at Different Ideas About the Human Mind, Evolution and Culture

This 4 page paper compares and contrasts Ian Steward and Jack Cohen's Figments of Reality with Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel. Ideas about evolution, the mind and culture and how it interrelates are discussed. No additional sources cited.

Ideas Within the Declaration of Independence

A 3 page paper which examines the ideas of the men of the revolution which is part of the ideas presented in the Declaration of Independence. No sources cited.

Locke's Ideas on Education

This 4 page paper provides an overview on John Locke's ideas on education. His book called Some Thoughts Concerning Education is explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Comparison of Ideas Between Karl Marx, Bruce Barton, Juliet Schor, Joseph Heller and Nina Munk

This is a 5 page paper discussing the connection of ideas between Karl Marx, Bruce Barton, Juliet Schor, Joseph Heller and Nina Munk. Since the early writings of Karl Marx in the 1800s and his ideas that capitalism was bringing about the oppression of the working masses, several of the same elements have surfaced throughout the texts of the 1900s. Bruce Barton was a capitalist and one of the most successful businessmen in the early 1920s. In his work “The Man Nobody Knows: A Discovery of the Real Jesus” however, he explains how many of the ideas of capitalism have occurred throughout history especially in the methods of Jesus the “Founder of Modern Business” where he likens Jesus to the ultimate “ad man”. More recently however, Juliet Schor writes in her book “The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure” that the obsession with capitalism and the need to constantly strive for more money has led society to overwork itself and corporate leaders to further exploit their workers. Joseph Heller in his work “Something Happened” ” further tells through humor, the tragedy which is involved in modern day corporate America. In one section, the main character describes “The office in which I work” where he figures out how many of his co-workers are afraid of one another and who are all in turn afraid of the owners of the corporation which despite the numerous classes which seem to exist in modern society still reflects the idea of Marx’s two class society of the bourgeois and the proletariat. Lastly, Nina Munk suggests that workers are beginning to liberate themselves by declaring themselves “free agent employees” and she alters Marx’s plea from the Communist Manifesto “Working men of all countries, unite!” with the modern version of “Workers of the world, stay home!” Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A Comparison of the Ideas of Marriage in Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” Wollstonecraft’s “A Vindication of the Rights of Women”

This is a 5 page paper comparing marriage in Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” and Mary Wollstonecraft’s “A Vindication of the Rights of Women”. In a comparison of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” (1879) and Mary Wollstonecraft’s “A Vindication of the Rights of Women” (1792), Ibsen tells the story of an unequal relationship in the marriage of Nora and Torvald; an inequality which Wollstonecraft states shouldn’t exist in a marriage. For Wollstonecraft, a marriage is a social contract in which both partners are equal in their education and commitment to the education of the children and the betterment of the social and public life of the state. Without this equal commitment and mutual respect, the education of the children, a priority for the wife, will suffer and it will also lead to an eventual demise in the strength of the ties which exist between the social and public life of the state. Nora and Torvald’s marriage does eventually break down because of the inequality which does exist in the relationship with Nora having little or no control over her own life or the lives of her children’s. Another relationship within “A Doll’s House” which is more consistent with the ideas of Wollstonecraft does exist between Mrs. Linde and Krogstad. Their relationship is built on mutual respect, affection and the equality they offer each other in regards to their hard work and business matters. From Wollstonecraft’s perspective, their relationship would be one that is more consistent with that described in her “Vindication”. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A Comparison of the Ideology of Karl Marx with the Ideas of the Brothers Grimm

This 5 page paper compares and contrasts ideas from the well known story writers with the infamous sociologist's communist model. Ideas concerning social stratification and family values are highlighted. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Nietzsche's Ideas on Humanness and Philosophy

This 3 page paper provides an overview of the philosopher's take on what it is to be human as well as what lurks within philosophers' statements. The book Beyond Good and Evil is used to answer some questions. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

IDEAS OF THE ENGLIGHTENMENT: AGNUS SCYTHICUS BY DIDEROT

This 5 page paper discusses the charcteristics of the Age of Enlightenment, then uses Diderot's Encyclopedie (and the example of the Scythian Lamb)to example those characteristics. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Hume and Ideas:

This 8 page paper discusses Hume's belief that ideas are complex ideas, meaning they can be broken down into simple empirical ideas. This paper goes on to discuss this theory and how it relates to the work of other philosophers. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Hume's Ideas about Freedom and Free Will

This 5 page paper looks at Hume's theories and also at the concept of freedom as well as free will. How free will and determination can exist in unison is also noted. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Kant's Ideas on Morality

This 3 page paper includes the categorical imperative and more as Kant's ideas about ethics and morality are discussed. Examples are included. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Ideas From Marx's Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844

This 5 page paper looks at Marx's classic work and focuses on ideas about communism and private property. The concept of alienation is also discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Connecting Ideas: Courtwright, Berger, Sowell, Wright, and Beck

A 4 page paper which connects ideas from David Courtwright’s “Violent Land” with Peter Berger (“Invitation to Sociology”), Thomas Sowell (“Race and Culture”), Robert Wright (“The Moral Animal”), and Sanderson Beck’s idea of materialism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Ideas of Sigmund Freud

This 8 page paper evaluates theories of Sigmund Freud. Much is discussed in respect to dreams. The id, ego and super ego are defined. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Aristotle and Machiavelli's Ideas Compared

This 5 page paper provides an overview of each of these theorist's ideas. Aristotle's Politics is used along with Machiavelli's Discourses. Ideas regarding government type are discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Locke's View of Ideas

This 4 page paper looks at John Locke's theories related to ideas. Concepts such as substances and experiences are discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Sartre and Kant's Ideas Compared

This 6 page paper looks at the categorical imperative and other ideas from these well known philosophers. Both differences and similarities between the two are highlighted. Examples are provided. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Rousseau's Ideas on Government

This 3 page paper examines John J. Rousseau's claim that government is a swindle to protect the rights of property owners. The theorist's ideas are explored and contemporary examples of modern American society are used to demonstrate the validity of his concepts. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Continuity of Ideas: The Puritans to the Revolutionary Writers

A 6 page paper which examines “The Mayflower Compact” and the Declaration of Independence as they illustrate how some ideas were powerfully imbedded in the nation despite the changes in times. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Locke's View of Ideas Being Derived From Experience:

This 4 page paper examines the views of Locke in terms of ideas originating from experience. More specifically, this paper examines Locke's negative doctrine and claims about the meaninglessness of words. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Integrating Kotter's Eight Steps With Matteson's Ideas

An 8 page paper that begins by reporting the most common errors companies make when trying to implement changes. Kotter offers eight steps to overcome these common errors. Each step is explained. Concepts and principles offered by Ivancevich and Matteson in their text, Organizational Behavior and Management. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A Comparison Between Wollstonecraft and Mill's Ideas about the Emancipation of Women

This 9 page paper examines the theories of Wollstonecraft and Mill and their ideas about society. There is a focus on how women are viewed in society and the context of the family. Ideas are compared and contrasted. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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