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Adam Smith's Invisible Hand and His General Thesis on Wealth Creation

This 3 page paper answers two questions in Q & A format. One question addresses Smith's concept of wealth creation and the other explores his "invisible hand" concept. Bibliography lists 1 source.


This 3-page assignment focuses on Badwar's article on "The Circumstance of Justice," in the book Philisophical Perspectives on Sex and Love. In this article, Badwar argues against Sandel's theory on Inverse Proportionality.

Thesis Proposal: The Effect of Live Video on the Learning Process

This 4 page paper is divided into four parts: Hypothesis, Statement of Interest, Literature Review and Methodology. The proposal for a research project includes literature on how the use of video impacts students in a learning situation. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Thesis Defense: Thomas Aquinas' Argument for the Existence of God:

This 3 page paper provides the basic argument of Aquinas for the existence of God, as well as providing the basic argument against this belief of Aquinas'. In providing the argument against Aquinas and a rebuttle, this paper illustrates the means by which a thesis is defended. Bibliography lists 1 source.


This 13 page paper discusses meditation and the incorporation of it into the practice of the psychotherapist. Scientific studies discussed and outlined, specific methodology is suggested with thesis, proposal and analysis of past research. Bibliography lists 14 sources.


This 3 page paper is an example of an outline and thesis for a future paper on Shelley's themes of education in Frankenstein's Monster. Quotes cited from text. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Kant's Moral Theory

This 3 page paper looks at a piece by Immanuel Kant that explores vices and virtues in everyday life. A thesis statement is included and morality is discussed in general. Bibliography lists 1 source.

The World Wide Web and the Visually Impaired

This 8 page paper examines literature on how the visually impaired can access the WWW. A thesis and study proposal are provided. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

The Relationship Between Poverty and Juvenile Delinquency

This 9 page paper examines the problem of juvenile delinquency along with impoverished neighborhoods as a possible cause. A cause and effect link is probed but the paper concludes that the problem is much more complex. Many theories are discussed including differential association and the culture of poverty thesis. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Willy Loman, Not a Tragic Hero

A 4 page essay that argues that Willy Loman, from Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman” was not a tragic hero. In defending this thesis, the writer discusses Aristotle’s criteria in regards to the characterization of the tragic hero and then relates this to the play. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Maxine Hong Kingston and Maya Angelou: Autobiographical Reflections of Women

This 9 page paper provides an overview of a research paper that compares Maxine Hong Kingston and Maya Angelou's autobiographies. This paper provides a thesis statement, an outline, and reference sections, as well as a paper on the topic. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Why Deconstructivism Will Never Last

This 15 page paper examines this movement in architecture. This thesis paper argues that the movement will not last and explains why. Research is provided to support the assumptions. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Change in American Politics: Capital Punishment

A 14 page discussion of the ethics that underlie the death penalty. The author presents the thesis that not only does the existence of the death penalty deter crime, it is the most economical and practical means that we have available for dealing with our continually swelling prison population. A history of the death penalty is outlined as is the various philosophical views surrounding it. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Entertainment During the Great Depression

A 4 page analysis of the types of entertainment that occupied Americans during the Great Depression. The author presents the thesis that Although they had less significantly less expendable money to invest in entertainment during the Depression, they desperately sought any type of entertainment that could provide psychological relief from the desperate circumstances of their everyday lives. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Analysis of a Modern Classic: "The Great Gatsby"

This 5 page paper analyzes the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel "The Great Gatsby" with regard to the point of view, and the tone; it argues that the main thesis of the book is that wealth corrupts, and great wealth corrupts absolutely. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

1917 through 1965: How the U.S. Aligned Itself With a Policy of Containment

This 7 page paper supports a thesis that suggests containment began not in 1945 but in 1917. Foreign policy as well as domestic life between 1945 and 1965 is discussed. Containment is defined and discussed in depth. Relevant documents are evaluated. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Oral Health is Linked to Overall Health

Oral health is an important factor in our overall health. The thesis is presented that Maintaining a healthy mouth can help maintain a healthy heart, lungs, and other body systems. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Value of IT Strategic Planning

A 9 page paper supporting the thesis that now and in the future, superior deployment of IT resources are and will continue to be critical to organizational success. The paper uses health care as its example industry, specifically the large data mining project of IBM and the Mayo Clinic. All sources are from 2003 and 2004. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Interpretations of For Whom the Bell Tolls

This 14 page paper examines four reviews on this book, each having a different interpretation. Psycho-sexual, reader response, semiotic and cultural interpretations are revealed. The thesis that Hemingway is a misogynist is supported by all of the reviews. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

John Sack/Inside the Bunker

A 3 page essay that summarizes and records the writer's reactions to John Sack's essay "Inside the Bunker." In this essay, Sack discusses the philosophy of people who deny that the Holocaust happened. The writer argues that Sack's principal thesis is that hate begets hate and that it is only through abdicating hate that people can move forward and prevent more events similar to the Holocaust. No additional sources cited.

Review of, "Winning Ugly: NATO's War to Save Kosovo":

This 7 page paper examines the work of Ivo Daalder and Michael O'Hanlon who interpret the events in Kosovo from a political perspective. The thesis of this essay is that NATO's Kosovo strategy was only marginally effective for a plethora of reasons which are explained within the text of this paper. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Virtual Multi-Cultural Teams

This 11 page paper provides a thesis statement that suggests virtual teams may be more productive than traditional teams. A literature review is included along with discussion about what makes a virtual team successful, including leadership. Studies reported have revealed success and failure of virtual teams. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

America’s Grade Schools and the Importance of Technology and Technology Integration

In fourteen pages this Master’s thesis paper analyzes the importance of integrating technology in American schools to lift lagging education standards and discusses such innovations as SMART boards, Promethean boards, and enVisionMATH, along budgetary considerations as well as the demands on schools posed by constantly changing technology. Fifteen sources are listed in the bibliography.

The Bewitching of Anne Gunter

A 6 page paper which examines the thesis in The Bewitching of Anne Gunter by James Sharpe. No additional sources cited.


This 5-page paper covers the life and writings of Americo Paredes, and his depictions of life along the Texas-Mexican border. The thesis is that Paredes wrote about racism against Mexican Americans from both anglo Texans and Mexicans on the other side of the border. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

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