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Issues Concerning Needle Exchange Programs

4 pages in length. An argument in favor of needle exchange programs -- an inherently HIV- reducing idea that has proven itself to be effective in European countries and recently in the U.S. as well. The writer presents an overview of legal issues, public views, and concludes that the government should be more supportive of the idea-- but in the meantime, overpowering resistance would make most needle exchange programs fail miserably in the United States. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Using Group Investigation To Increase Hands-On Instruction

This 14 page research paper offers a brief overview of test scores in America, an explanation of group investigation, an advanced cooperative learning model that is founded on inquiry and problem solving. Three overviews of model lessons in the general area of biology and a short list of other ideas for using group investigation in the science classroom are listed. Ideas can be modified for any subject area. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Is a Disembodied Mind a Person?

This 6 page paper uses a 1998 X-Files episode as an example for exploring the idea that a disembodied mind could experience personhood. The paper argues against that notion, explaining that the physical body is most important in the definition of personhood. Descartes and Locke's ideas are noted. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Democracy and the Individual; A Criticism

This 5 page paper looks at the idea of democracy and the problems that may be seen for the individual from the perspectives of namely Alexis de Tocqueville and Ayn Rand. The ideas of democratic tyranny and the right to life are considered and discussed. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

Soren Kierkegaard and Epictetus;

This 5 page paper looks to the ideas of these men and compares and contrasts aspects of these ideas such as faith and despair, selfhood and personal development. The paper cites 2 sources.

The Differences of Kant and Hume; Causation

This 6 page paper looks at the problem of knowledge and the causal relationship. The paper considers the ideas of David Hume, which Immanuel Kant claimed awoke him from his "dogmatic slumber". The development of these ideas by Kant are then considered and compared to those of Hume with a discussion as to which may be seen as the most accurate. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Newton and Leibniz

In this 7 page paper we look at how both of these men can be seen as the founders of calculus. The paper considers their ideas and the ways in which they were similar was well as the controversy over the publishing of these ideas. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

Holocaust And Genocide

A 7 page paper. The first part discusses how the Judeo-Christian tradition influenced the Holocaust. The writer comments on Hitler’s reliance on Social Darwinism and Nietzsche for ideas and justification. The second part discusses genocide and reports Rubenstein’s ideas about the topic ending with the example of the Japanese colonization of Korea. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Three Assumptions Concerning Early Penitentiaries

This 3 page paper looks at three ideas regarding the use of penitentiaries at the end of the eighteenth century, focusing on Pennsylvania. The first concerns the influence of Quakers on prisoner treatment, the second consider the place of capital punishment as an unrectifiable punishment, and the final is the idea classifying prisoners. Each is considered briefly with the evidence outlined.

Songs of Timelessness - The Poetry of Walt Whitman

A 3-page paper that examines the transcendentalist ideas of infinity and timelessness that are conveyed through the works of Walt Whitman. Included is a discussion of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry and Song of Myself, both of which are included in Whitman's Leaves of Grass and both of which express the central idea of an ongoing cycle of life and death. Bibliography lists 3 sources.


This 5 page paper takes the idea of a person's basic nature and shows how no amount of culture can change it. This idea is related to the main theme of the novel. Quotes given from the book and cited in MLA format. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Do Natural Rights Exist?

This paper examines the idea of natural rights and argues that the do exist and can be traced from the ideas of John Locke through to today’s society, manifesting in tools such as the International Bill of Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights and in the UK the Human Rights Act. The bibliography cite 4 sources.


This 5 page paper explores the idea of vernacular English as opposed to standard use English through the poems of William Carlos Williams and Agard. Barbara Mellix's essay, From Outside, In and her ideas on language as identity are also included. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Enlightenment Versus Religious Thought

This 5 page paper looks at the ideas of Ben Franklin and other Enlightenment thinkers as well as ideas from extreme religious factions. Jonathan Edwards's fiery speech is examined Bibliography lists 6 sources.

"Woman Warrior" and "Raise the Red Lantern"

A 5 page paper which analyzes the ideas presented in "Woman Warrior" by Maxine Hong Kingston and then compares them with ideas presented in the film "Raise the Red Lantern." Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.


This 5 page paper discusses the ideas of Rousseau and his work, The Social Contract. In particular the idea of representation, factionalism, popular sovereignty, common good, individualism, and the collective. Quotes given from the text and cited.Bibliography lists 1 source.

Philosophical Themes Through the Ages

This 5 page paper suggests that ideas have not changed much over time. The works or ideas of Plato, Socrates, Kant, Hume and others are discussed in respect to common philosophical themes such as the existence of God and morality.Bibliography lists 6 sources.


This 5-page paper attempts to dispute the idea that war in England wasn't possible in 1640, but broke out two years later. This paper explores the reasons for the English Civil War, and points to the idea that religion and uncertainty over Parliamentarian rule helped drive the war on for more than two decades. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Milton - you ol' Romantic! (description of Eve - Book 4)

(5 pp) It is a sad thing that we feel that we cannot deal with ancient or medieval literature. It will be too hard, we whine. I will not understand it, we complain, and give ourselves an excuse, to not even try. Milton is speaking of true innocence of thought and body to give us an idea of what Paradise must have been like. If we have no idea of 'how it was,' how will we ever be able to find it?

The Evolution of Consciousness

This 8 page paper considers the work of Daniel Dennett and his book 'Consciousness Explained'. This book gives us a clear indication of how difficult it is to define consciousness and its meaning, By drawing on biological, technological and psychological disciplines many ideas are discussed. This paper looks at the arguments of Dennett regarding the evolution of consciousness, the way they clash with traditional ideas and the merits within the new paradigm. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

The Role of Proto-Oncogenes and Cancer

(8 pp) Nothing seems more frightening than the thought of cancer. In our human history, it harkens back to the idea of unseen forces attacking the body. We revert to the reptilian brain idea, that if we could "see it," we could "do something." Actually our own body is trying to help us out in that respect, if we can remember to pay attention, and at the same time learn from it. Bibliography lists 6 sources)

Marx's Contradictory Views

This 5 page paper provides an overview of some of Marx's ideas, and looks at one contradiction using his works. The idea that art reflects society is examined in terms of Marxist interpretations. Marxism is discussed in respect to Hegelian thought. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Socialism, Capitalism and Upton Sinclair’s Book “The Jungle”

This 7 page paper examines this controversial book, considering the main message that promotes socialism as the cure to the evils of capitalism. The paper considers how this idea fitted in with the American Dream and ideas of the time. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Leadership and Change

This 19 page paper has three sections, each looking at a different aspect of change and leadership. The first section considers Peter Senge’s ideas on how change can take place in an organization. The second section examines the idea that a leader developing an organization that can identify competitive opportunities and innovate is more important than being the innovator themselves. The third section looks at leadership theory and how this will help determine the best way to train future leaders. The bibliography cites 16 sources.


This 5 page paper discusses the issue of inclusion and exclusion. Also explored is the idea of the imposter, and an argumentative paper is written which supports the idea of Bunny being the outsider, rather than Richard. Thesis supported by statements in the text. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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