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The Self and Society: the Ideas of Nagel and Friedman

This 4 page paper discusses two articles about self and society and argues that Thomas Nagel’s work is the better of the two. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Dr. Martin Luther King and Barack Obama: Similar Ideas, Different Decades

This 3 page paper compares Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” and Barack Obama’s “A More Perfect Union” speech. Bibliography lists 2 sources.


This 4-page paper compares ideas written by Ralph Waldo Emerson with those written by Thomas Frank. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Developing New Ideas for New Products

This 3 page paper looks at the way that ideas for new products may be generated, considering evolutionary and revolution ideas and the way tools and different approaches may be adopted to stimulate and encourage idea generation. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

Frankfurt's Ideas About Free Will

This 3 page paper examines the idea of free will and how it relates to Frunkfurt's concpts of first and second order desires. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Cohen and Walt/Relating Ideas

This 8 page research paper/essay uses a concept developed by Cohen (1999), advanced marginalization," to aid in understanding the foreign policy analysis authored by Cohen (2005). Bibliography lists only these two sources.

The Role of the Citizen: A Look At William Hudson's Ideas

This 5 page paper examines the ideas of William Hudson and argues that democracy is really at work. Different ideas are explored. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Three Marketing Ideas

This 4 page paper identifies 3 different marketing ideas for large organizations. One marketing idea is presented for McDonalds, Starbucks and an Electricity supply company. The ideas are outlined, justified and risks discussed. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

The Silk Road, The Transfer Ideas and the Stability of China

This 6 page paper is written in two parts. The first part looks at the Silk Road, considering how it was used and the way that it facilitated the exchange of ideas and beliefs as well as goods. The second part of the paper looks at some of the reasons which may have contributed to the reasons behind China's long and stable political history. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

Cultural Influence on Ideas of Love

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of cultural influence. The issue of different conceptions of love is used to demonstrate how inevitable the influence of culture is. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Fund Raising Ideas for Senior Center

In a paper of three pages, the author writes a proposal for funding a senior center. The author of this paper gives ideas for how to best raise money to build a new center. There are three sources cited in this paper.

FBI Scandal And Some Of Ariely's Ideas

A 6 page paper that begins with a report on the FBI laboratory scandal. Comments from Ariely's book are discussed such as the high price of ownership and you get what you think. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Management In The 21st Century Some Ideas

A 7 page paper. This essay identifies three journal articles that discuss skills needed in the workforce and in management in the 21st century. The essay includes a brief annotation for each article and can be applied. The paper then discusses virtual teams theories. Table of Contents and Abstract part of page count. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Ideas About Adult Learning

A 3 page paper. This paper discusses some of the ideas of Ohliger, MacKeracher, and Lindeman about adult learning. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Comparison of Plato and Aristotle's Ideas of Forms

In a paper of three pages, the author writes about Plato's Forms and justice. The author of this paper also compares this to Aristotle's ideas. There are three sources cited in this paper.

Is Human Resource Management Nothing More Than Old Wine in New Bottles?

This 9 page paper looks at the quote by Armstrong which states “Human Resource Management is nothing more than old wine in new bottles” and supports this by looking at the different forms of HRM and personal management and how these compare with older ideas. Includes are the ideas of scientific management and motivation using the idea of economic man as well as the ideas of social man and the studies of Mayo and Maslow. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

The Concept of Certainty: Locke and Hume

This is a 5 page paper discussing Locke’s and Hume’s concepts of certainty. In John Locke’s “An Essay Concerning Human Understanding” (1690) and David Hume’s “An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding” (1748) both philosophers examine the theory of knowledge and the aspects of ideas, relationships, and certainty. Locke used the different types of knowledge (intuitive, demonstrative, and sensory) to discuss the level of certainty of ideas based on their degree of probability and margin of error. All ideas could then be ranked hierarchically in regards to their degree of certainty. Intuitive and demonstrative knowledge had a different degree of evidence and certainty than did sensory knowledge. Hume, on the other hand, did not believe that anything outside of the sensory field, such as metaphysical discussions, could be considered certain. For Hume impressions were the most vivid elements of knowledge and ideas were less vivid but based on impressions. Ideas could be considered certain only if they were factual and had spatial or temporal relationships or mathematical universality and all other ideas had no certainty as they included doubt. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A Look At Pirenne's Thesis

A 5 page essay that explores the idea presented by Henri Pirenne's thesis that the decline in European economics that marked the beginning of the Middle Ages began not with the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, but instead with the rise of Islam in the seventh century. Included is the reasoning behind Pirenne's idea as well as the reasoning of those that oppose this idea. Bibliography includes 4 sources.

Social Ideals; A Comparison

This 10 page paper is based on a paper provided by the student in which Rob Koegel, Michael Lerner and William Ryan all put forward ideas about society,. This paper picks out some of those ideas and discusses them with reference the current social structure of the western world and the idea of social justice. The bibliography cites 3 source.

The Idea of Government: The Comparable Views of Locke and Kant

A 5 page discussion of the similarities between John Locke's philosophy of government and that of Immanuel Kant. Notes that each had very definitive ideas of individual rights and the relation of those rights to law and government. Contends that in practically every respect John Locke's idea of government can be demonstrated to be fully compatible with Immanuel Kant's thesis in "Idea for a Universal History". No sources are listed.

John Locke’s View of Substance

This 5 page report discusses English philosopher, John Locke (1632-1704) and his focus on his beliefs regarding human ideas and the essence of “substance.” Arguing against the long-established proposition of intrinsic ideas, Locke believed that the mind is born blank, a tabula rasa upon which the world presents itself via 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 2 sources.

Medieval Political Philosophy: A Virtuous City

This 8 page paper discusses the philosophical ideas of Alfarabi, Avicenna and Maimonides with regard to the idea of a perfect city, and how their ideas differ.

The Ideal and the Material Realism of Appia

A 5 page research paper on Appia's ideas of opera and theater as works of art. The writer details his early ideas about staging Wagner and the ideal nature of the art, and his later ideas that it was the bodies of the actors which created the art. No bibliography.

Adam Smith's Wealth Of Nations

This 5 page paper discusses some of the key ideas in Smith's classic book. More than 200 years after its publication, Smith's ideas and philosophies are still found cited by philosophers and economists and others. The topics discussed primarily in this essay are Smith's ideas on the division of labor, self-interest, and market development. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Buddhist Economics and Sustainable Development

This 7 page paper focuses on E.F. Schumacher and his ideas about society. His concept of Buddhist Economics is explored and compared with Marxism. Other ideas from different authors are touched on and integrated in a discussion that turns towards the idea of a sustainable society as a solution for economic and spiritual problems. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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