Research Database

THE DEMOCRATIC IDEA

This 5 page paper is a philosophical discussion on the thesis: Democracy is not so much found in the form of government, but in the free exchange of ideas. Emphasis is placed on the definition of free exchange of ideas by way of comparison to globalization. Bibliography lists 0 sources.

THE UNITED STATES: DEMOCRACY OR PLUTOCRACY?

This paper argues the thesis that the United States is more a plutocracy, ruled by the rich and powerful, as opposed to a democracy. While America does offer the people an opportunity to elect officials, it is only candidates with money that can aspire to office. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

THE VIEWS OF ST. THOMAS AQUINAS AND EPICTETUS

This paper compares the philosophies of St. Thomas Aquinas and Epictetus about God, nature and the universe. The thesis is that, although these two men were born in different times, their beliefs in the divine and natural order were similar. Bibliograpy lists 4 sources.

STIMULATION TOWARD AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR

This paper examines the concept that aggression is triggered by aggressive stimulation such as that promoted by the media and deindividuation. The paper supports this thesis with research. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

SHAPIN HISTORY AND THE TRUTH

This 10 page paper discusses, compares and contrasts Steven Shapin's two books, 'A Social History of Truth' and 'The Leviathan and the Air-Pump'. The major themes and thesis of each are outlined. Examples and quotes cited from texts with page numbers. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

TUTORIAL: COMPOSITION OF AN ACADEMIC ESSAY

This tutorial essay offers some samples of what the standard academic essay should offer, particularly as it pertains to support of a thesis. Topics covered include definition, cause and effect, comparison and exemplification.

CATCH 22 AND YOSSARIAN

This 10 page paper discusses the character of Yossarian in Joseph Heller's novel, Catch 22. Yossarian is exampled to be a great American. Examples are given from the text to support this thesis and are cited. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Book Review of Joseph J. Ellisí His Excellency: George Washington

In four pages this paper presents a review of Ellisí acclaimed 2004 historical biography on the first President of the United States that considers how the author selected his choice of subject, the questions the author seeks to answer, the thesis the author argues, and how successful he is at presenting his case and shaping the readerís view of this period of early American history. There are no additional sources listed in the bibliography.

CLOUD COMPUTING AND IMPACT ON EFFICIENCY

This 7-page paper is a thesis proposal regarding the efficiency and effectiveness of cloud computing and cloud platforms. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Changes in the Intelligence Community Post WW II to Post 9-11

This twelve page paper reviews the evolution of the intelligence community, particularly the FBI and CIA. The thesis is presented that this evolution, in part, has resulted in a degradation of individual rights. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Substance Abuse in the Elderly Population

This 8 page paper includes a significant literature review and a thesis. Suggestions are made. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Philip Hallie/ "Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed"

A 5 page analysis of Philip Hallie's book on the resistance of the population of Le Chambon, a village in southern France, against Nazi efforts to deport the local Jewish population. The writer discusses the author's main thesis; his qualifications; his writing style; and what a student might like or dislike about this book. No additional sources cited.

How Women are Portrayed in Literature

This 4 page paper compares and contrasts The Yellow Wallpaper and The White Heron. The common elements are explored in this thesis paper. No additional sources cited.

Poe and "The Cask of Amontillado"

An 8 page research paper/essay argues that Poe's commentary on how to go about writing a short story, and also by the use of Latin in the narrative, and Poe's characterization of Montresor all substantiate the thesis that Montresor's confession does not represent remorse, but rather pride in his accomplishment, i.e., the prefect murder. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Colonization of Africa

This 4 page paper presents the thesis that colonization has resulted in long-term negative impacts to the people and lifeways of this continent. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Global Warming Research Proposal

A 3 page paper. The essay introduces the topic of global warming and notes that this issue remains a topic of controversy, which the writer explains. Following this narrative about the topic, the writer reports the purpose for writing the paper, the reason for selecting this topic, the intended audience, the writer's position on the topic and the thesis statement. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

William Seward

A 9 page research paper that argus the thesis that William Henry Seward, Lincoln's Secretary of State, greatly aided the Union victory because he helped to prevent the one development that could have conceivably led to a Confederate victory during the Civil War, which was the involvement of a foreign power as a Confederate ally. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Genesis 1-3

A 7 page paper that begins with the thesis that the serpent was the catalyst for disobedience, therefore, the serpent is the origin of evil. The paper discusses the roles of God, Adam, Eve and the serpent and reports different interpretations found in the literature on this topic. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Hamletís Oedipal Tendencies: A Reason for Inaction

This 7 page paper considers critic Ernest Jonesís article about the psychological reasons for Hamletís delay in seeking vengeance and argues that Jonesís thesis is plausible. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

U.S. Unemployment in the 1950s

This 3 page paper explores the thesis that unemployment hit Americans harder in the 1950s than it did in previous decades because of the radical changes that had been made in regard to material culture. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Puerto Rican Obituary and Faith in the Nuyorican Community

This 3 page essay explores the text of the poem in relationship to the Nuyorican community on the thesis that while Pietri felt the American Dream a lie, he felt the community would transcend the lie. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Comparative: The French Lieutenant's Woman in Novel and Film

This 7 page analysis compares the film and novel versions loosely on the thesis of the similarities and distinct differences in the two mediums. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Scott Martelle, Blood Passion

This 3 page book review pertains to a text that focuses on the 1913-14 coal strike that in Colorado and involved an incident known as the Ludlow Massacre. The writer explores the author's thesis, which paints this conflict as a class war. Bibliography lists only the primary source.

The Physical Structure of Cultural Tradition

This 4 page paper presents the thesis that the physical disruption of inner city ghettos, small town America, or even traditional Native American lands translates into the disruption of more ephemeral traditions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Habermas: Universality Of Linguistic Understanding

6 pages in length. Habermas's thesis of the universality of linguistic understanding dramatically changes the relationship between natural and human sciences by way of its tendency to question boundaries inherent to traditional theory. The three primary arguments within his theoretical stance include the interplay between tradition and rationality, the problematic aspect of social science methodology and the language-based universality of hermeneutic experience. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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