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Aspects of "Romeo and Juliet"

This 3 page paper argues that we can see three aspects of the play as adjuncts to the idea of sickness: first is the plague imagery that runs through much of the work; the second is the idea of the feud between the Capulets and Montagues as a metaphor for sickness; the last is the idea that Romeo and Juliet and their love is the cure for this illness. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Critique of Dworkin's Striking Down of Legislation

Dworkin is a controversial legal theorist. This 10 page paper considers his ideas on striking down legislation presenting a broad critique. The basis of Dworkin's ideas of interpretive theory and the clash with positvist theory are considered, as well as the alignment with ideas of natural justice are all discussed in order to ascertain the merit as well as weaknesses in Ronald Dworkin's views. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Technology Ideas

This 12 page paper discusses the following quote “When attempting to use technology for competitive advantage there is rarely any problem in thinking up ideas. The problem is generally with making them work”. The paper starts by looking at the ease or difficulty of creating new ideas and then considers the issues of making the ideas work commercially. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

Radical Ideas in Early America

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the ideas to come from the American Revolution as well as ideas which preceded it, such as those which sprang from the Enlightenment. Also discussed is the period shortly after the revolution and more briefly, contemporary American society. The radical nature of the early American ideas is explored. Theorists such as Thomas Paine and John Locke are emphasized. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Aristotle/De Anima

A 5 page essay that discusses Aristotle’s ideas on the soul which are descried in his text De Anima (On the Soul). The writer begins by contrasting Aristotle’s ideas against those of Plato and argues that Aristotle’s ideas on the soul are more persuasive philosophically because his arguments pertain to the natural world, which can be seen, rather than to the metaphysical world, which must be conjectured. No additional sources cited.

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.

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.

Ideas For Using And Teaching Literature

This 5 page paper discusses eight specific ideas for using literature in the classroom and three strategies that can be used to teach literature. One of the most important goals of the teacher is to develop a love of reading in students. Literature can be used to accomplish this goal. Ideas such as storytelling, literacy corners, acting out the story are just a few of the ideas discussed. No bibliography.

“Catch-22” In Heller, Chopin, Ellison and Hemingway

A 10 page argument showing how Heller’s book reflects the ideas also posited by other writers in “The Awakening,” “The Invisible Man,” and “The Sun Also Rises,” respectively – that idea is the idea of realizing that life holds no promises. The writer supports the argument and places the writings in the literary context of deconstruction. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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.

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.

Do Copyright Laws Create A Monopoly Control on Ideas?

5 pages in length. There are those who would argue that copyright laws create a monopoly control on ideas. Based on current copyright law, along with a copyright case contested in court, this idea will be seen to be untrue. While copyright laws protect ideas from being used by others, this in no way is conducive to monopolistic ventures. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

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.

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.

John Locke: Identity and Ideas

(5 pp) Locke divides our complex ideas into ideas of substance, modes and relations in his An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690), and then relates those to identity, person and moral agent. The labels may be old but the ideas are still applicable today.

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.

Why Drugs Should Not and Must Not be Legalized

This 7 page report discusses the legalization of so-called "hard core" drugs and why such an approach is a bad idea. The idea of legalizing drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and hallucinogens is a patently bad idea with the potential for disaster if it were to ever be implemented. It is essential that people are educated at a very young age and presented with the appropriate social re-enforcers to understand that there are viable reasons that drugs are illegal - they destroy lives - and, as a result, should remain illegal. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Marx and Rousseau's Ideas About Freedom and Society

This 8 page paper examines the ideas of J.J.Rousseau and Karl Marx and a variety of ideas as it respects society and freedom. Their ideas are compared to Locke and Hobbes and the Founders. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Casablanca: The Movie (1942)

(5 pp). How do you write a thesis statement in terms of a classic? Casablanca is a movie's movie. It may have been a movie we grew up with. One that someone sat us down and said, "you have to watch this;" or one we never thought we would watch, and yet "catches us" any time we are within five feet of viewing it. Thesis statement: Casablanca has all the elements that make a good drama, and may turn it into a "lifelong friend."

Descartes’ Deductive Reasoning, Definitions and Principles Used to Argue the Existence of God

This is a 5 page paper discussing Descartes’ deductive reasoning, definitions and principles used in proving the existence of God. In Rene Descartes’ Meditation III, he proposes a logical argument to prove the existence of God. To do this, he presents an internally consistent argument through deductive reasoning and in addition provides further clarification for the reader in terms of definitions of formal and objective reality and principles for reality which help clarify his argument. Even without the further definitions and explanations of the principles however, upon accepting the initial premises that “nothing comes from nothing”, “the cause of the effect must have as much reality as its effect”, and “the cause of the idea must have as much reality as the idea itself”, then the introduction of the idea of God, and the cause of this idea is logical in its conclusion that since only God has infinite reality then only God is the cause of the idea of God (also infinite reality) and therefore God exists. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Capitalism and the Industrial Revolution According to Marx and Engels

This 3 page paper examines the ideas of Marx and Engels. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The idea of truth in Swift and St Augustine

A paper which considers the differences and similarities between the ideas of truth as expressed in Swift's Gulliver's Travels and St Augustine's Confessions.

Plato, Aristotle and the Idea of Beauty

This 3 page paper examines Plato's and Aristotle's ideas of beauty. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Mill & Marx / Comparison

This 5 page paper compares John Stuart Mill's On Liberty essay with The Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Several ideas are explored including each theorist's view on freedom and individuality. Bibliography lists 2 sources

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