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Why Nietzsche is an Important Philosopher

This 4 page paper argues that Nietzsche is important not because of what he says but really due to the way in which he says it. Quotes from Beyond Good and Evil are used to support the thesis. No additional sources cited.

A Policy Proposal Against Homosexual Parenting

This 7 page paper examines the gay parenting argument and provides a policy proposal against it. A specific proposal is implemented. The paper contains a thesis and policy recommendations. No bibliography.

Peer Evaluation

3 pages in length. The writer briefly critiques two thesis summaries. No bibliography.

Is There Truly a Clash of Civilizations?

This 3 page paper looks at Samuel P. Huntington's work that says there is, as well as others that provide different theories. This paper has a thesis to contest the notion that there is a true clash. Bibliography lists 3 sources.


A 3 page research paper that investigates the central thesis of Karl Polanyi (1944) in his landmark book The Great Transformation, which is his concept of "embeddedness." The writer defines "embeddedness" and discusses it against the historical backdrop described by Polanyi, which details the effects of the nineteenth century transformation to a self-regulating market economy. No additional sources cited.

Marriage is Detrimental to the Freedom of Women

This 6 page paper examines several films, plays, short stories and so forth to provide support for the thesis that women are unfulfilled in marriage. Both life and literature is discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Slavery and Prejudice in Herman Melville's Benito Cereno:

This 5 page paper examines the story Benito Cereno and the themes of slavery and prejudice. Quotes and detailed analysis support the thesis. Bibliogrpahy lists 1 source.


This 5 page paper discusses dividend policy and how it pertains to value of the firm. The thesis is that dividend policy has no impact on firm valuation, and this paper supports the theory. Bibliography lists 3 sources.


This paper examines how personal ads reflect gender, sexuality and society. The thesis of the paper is that people will go out of their way to "sell" themselves in these ads, and therefore, they are not a true representation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Jack Miles/Christ

A 5 page research paper that examines the main thesis and structure of Jack Miles' Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God. The writer explains how Miles looks on the New Testament as a literary book with Jesus as the protagonist, in a manner similar to the way that he did in his Pulitzer Prize winning book, God: the Biography. However, the writer asserts that while this approach is interesting, it is not theology and should be labeled as fiction. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

White Collar Crime Versus Violent Crime:

This 6 page paper discusses the differences between white collar crime and violent crime. Thesis asserts that white collar crime is less serious than violent crime and gives support of this argument. Bibliography lists 5 sources.


This 9 page paper discusses the thesis: moral rules can be broken provided there is a professional exemption granted by society to do so. Examples cited from text and quoted. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Peter Gay's The Enlightenment

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the book, with a focus on the author's primary thesis. The Enlightenment is discussed in historical context. No additional sources cited.


This 5 page paper gives the function of dialogue in a fictional work. Creative examples are given to support the thesis. Bibliography lists 0 sources.


This 11 page paper discusses the relationship of slavery to the decisions made at the First Constitutional Convention in the United States. Examples are given to support this thesis, including actual summaries of the minutes from the convention proceedings. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Love's Elastic and Transient Nature:

This 5 page paper discusses the elastic and transient nature of love by specifically examining the story, "What we Talk About When we Talk About Love" by Raymond Carver. Furthermore, other examples are given which further illustrate the thesis of the paper. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The Future of Air Travel

This 2 page essay explores the thesis that the airline industry is in trouble now but will flourish in the future. Recommendations are made. The effects of terrorism are discussed. No bibliography.


This 5 page paper discusses the idea of semiotics and meaning inherent in particular and personal signs, either culturally or internally perceived. Example scenes are given from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to support the thesis as well as modern day applications. Bibliography lists 10 sources.


This 20-page paper attempts to downplay the glowing reports of globalization by offering proof that the concept does not necessarily benefit everyone. The paper's thesis is that while globalization does provide economic benefit, it poses economic challenges as well. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

'Words of Light' and the Wreckage of the Hibernia Bank

5 pages. This paper compares the wreckage of the Hibernia Bank in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to Eduardo Cadava's 'Words of Light', a series of theses on photography. Comparing photographs as ghosts of history or of dead things somehow that keep on living, Cadava's words remind us that the photo of the Hibernia Bank keeps us reminded of the bank as it was before it's fall in the Earthquake of 1906.


This 5 page paper is a creative essay example for theme and tone in a short personal essay. The theme of homesickness and 'going home again' is shown throughout the piece. Strong introductory and conclusive paragraphs restate the thesis, which is in bold. Bibliography lists 0 sources.

Globalization and Economic Stratification

A 6 page exploration of the thesis that "Despite predictions to the contrary, globalization does not seem to have reduced the gap between the rich and poor". The author explores statistics and causative factors. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An Argument Against Genetic Engineering

A 4 page contention that holds as many or more threats for society as it does promises. This thesis is supported through a discussion of the direct and indirect impacts genetically engineered species have to the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of species that are currently unutilized but which hold promise for the cures of disease and illness. Bibliography lists 5 sources.


This essay supports the assertion of educator and sociologist William Bigelow that teachers are partisian because they influence how the students regard the world around them. In order to support this thesis, the paper uses various examples of the impact that teachers have on their students -- students of all ages.

The Problem With the Single-Bullet Theory

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the single-bullet theory that many accept in respect to the JFK assassination. The theory is explored but the thesis of the paper is that the theory brings up more questions than it answers. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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