Research Database

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.

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.

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.

Karl Marx and Historical Materialism

This 12 page report discusses Karl Marx's theory of historical materialism and compares and contrasts it with the ideas of Emile Durkheim on the sociology of religion and Claude Levi-Strauss's perspective on the universality of the human mind. To a great degree, the idea of historical materialism encapsulates much of what Marx believed to be the fundamental determinants of modern humanity. It is compared with the equally important aspects of religion and structuralism. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Ralph Waldo Emerson / 'Inventors Read Well'

A 4 page essay on the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote: 'One must be an inventor to read well.' The paper discusses Emerson's philosophies around this quote, a call to read beyond words to find their intellectual, spiritual, emotional and physical meaning. The writer argues that the purpose of all words to an inventor is that they foment in the mind until an idea is created, and once created, the idea is put into action.

Jefferson's Declaration of Independence

A 3 page paper examining this seminal document in American history in terms of its historical ties to some of the predominant political ideas of the Enlightenment, particularly those of Locke. The paper shows how the Declaration of Independence took ideas that had been current in theory only and put them into practice. Bibliography lists two sources.

Piaget & Vygotsky

This 20 page research paper compares and contrasts the theories of these two great thinkers. The main points of each theory is provided with a discussion to compare and contrast their ideas. The writer suggests that their ideas may have been more in synch than disparate, after one considers the theories carefully and also after reviewing specific statements made by each man. The points on which they definitely did not agree are cited. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

John Locke's 'An Essay Concerning Human Understanding' / Ideas

A 3 page essay discussing John Locke's perceptions and philosophy regarding human ideas as the primary and the difference to ideas of the secondary qualities. No additional sources cited.

“Lamb” and “Tyger” / Comparative on Theme and Tone

A 5 page essay closely looking at variances in imagery created by Blake in the two poems for the purpose of representing the overall theme of a choice between salvation and damnation. In “The Lamb,” the writer posits, William Blake plants the ideas of warmth and acceptance vs. the idea of frightful isolation in “The Tyger.” The writer also shows how Blake uses word imagery to create this same difference in tone. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Gonzalo’s Ideas for a Utopian Kingdom in Shakespeare’s “Tempest”

A 5 page analysis of a short passage in the second act of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, in which Gonzalo outlines his ideas for the ideal kingdom. The paper argues that Gonzalo’s ideas are completely unworkable, not only because they go against the laws of physical nature, but because they violate human nature as well. No additional sources.

Paulo Freire - Pedagogy Of The Oppressed

This 4 page paper reports the major ideas in Freire's book and some of his more essential comments about education, including his description of banking education and what he proposes in its place. The writer also provides examples of how the major ideas can be translated into the classroom. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

IDEA ’97

A 5 page paper which examines how ADD/ADHD children were, or were not, covered with IDEA ’97 and if and how IDEA ’97 affected speech language pathologists. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Assessment for Special Education

A 3 page research paper that discusses the teacher's role in assessment for special education services, what assessment entails and what is accomplished by assessment. The writer discusses the requirements of federal legislation (IDEA) and what is entailed in creating an Individual Education Program (IEP) under IDEA. Bibliography lists 1 source.

The Reason for the Urban Underclass

This 3 page paper entertains a variety of ideas and sociological principles to explain the reason why poorer neighborhoods are generally black. The conclusion is that the problem is complex and cannot reasonably be explained by one specific sociological idea. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Joseph Campbell And The Functions Of Mythology

A 5 page research paper that examines mythology as interpreted by historian Joseph Campbell. According to Campbell, mythology represents ancient intuitive understanding of certain archetypal or "elementary ideas" that still speak to the human condition even in modern times. The writer demonstrates how this fits in with the ideas of Carl Jung and Adolf Bastian. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Social Class in Contemporary Society

This 3 page paper examines the ideas of Marx, Weber and others to discuss social class in contemporary society. Various ideas are explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Education and Democracy

This 8 page paper argues that education and democracy are inextricable. Three areas are explored which are the ideas that democracy should be promoted through public education, that education must be equitable and that there should be separation of church and state. The ideas of Jefferson, Dewey and Plato are discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Why Profit, Free Trade and Greed are Good

This 4 page paper takes a look at the idea that private property is really a motivator. Ideas of profit, free trade and capitalism are discussed. Theorists mentioned are Marx, Weber and Smith. Bibliography lists 2 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.

Dickens' "Bleak House" and Fate:

This 4 page paper explores the idea of there being no such thing as an accident, and how this idea relates to Charles Dickens' "Bleak House". This paper examines issues such as how the Chancery court perpetuates evil instead of being a tool for justice, among other issues. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Culture and Technology

A 5 page paper which discusses the idea that culture and technology are incredibly linked together in light of the fact that technology has become such a part of our daily lives. In examining this idea we look at several books which discuss various aspects of technology and society. The books which are discussses are “Where Wizards Stay Up Late,” by Hafner and Lyon, “Living at Light Speed” by Goodman, and “The Highwaymen” by Auletta. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Heidegger

A 6 page paper which discusses the existentialist philosopher, Martin Heidegger as he is portrayed in the book, “'Existentialist philosophy, an introduction,” by Nathan Oaklander. Oaklander does an excellent job at illustrating the many theories of Heidegger, who was a existentialist philosopher who was largely ignored due to his unique ideas and his affiliation with the Nazi’s. Issues discussed include the idea of Being, Dasein, the components of Dasein, ways in which Dasein is involved, and the “Being and Time,” which is one of Heidegger’s works. No additional sources cited.

Austec’s Training Management: A Case Study

A 3 page paper which examines the methods of management implementation which are being brought forth in Austec, a large national manufacturing company. In this study, the student is asked to provide input in relationship to a new implementation that involves training ideas that have been obtained in traveling and research, and also in relationship to what should be concerns of the trainers who are being presented with the information. Various ideas are presented so that the student can more clearly understand the possibilities. No additional sources cited.

The Liberal Paradigm and Capitalism: Importance to U.S. International Relations

A 2 page overview of the ideas of liberalism and capitalism and how these ideas relate to domestic aspects of U.S. government and to international relations. Presents these concepts in a speech delivered by a Presidential candidate. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Madeleine Leininger : Transcultural Nursing and Human Care Theory

A 7 page paper that discusses Madeleine Leininger and her involvement in nursing as it applies to her Transcultural Nursing Model and Human Care Theories. These models and theories have gradually made their way into the nursing practice in a very unique way that rarely even gives credit to Leininger, who is instrumental in bringing such issues to the forefront of nursing. In examination of these models and theories we illustrate the many facets of the ideas, and present ways in which these ideas are implemented around the globe. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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