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  • What Does Empiricism Teach About The Relationship Between Appearance And Reality?

    4 pages in length. The debate over empiricism and what value it may hold in relation to man's knowledge and understanding of the world around him evolved to quite a level of dispute among some of history's most outspoken theorists. During this period of enlightenment Locke, Hume, Berkeley and Descartes held the most vocal positions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Analysis of the Pluralism Philosophy

    In twelve pages this research paper examines the evolution of pluralism in a consideration of such philosophies as David Hume's empiricism, William James' pragmatism, Bertrand Russell's theories on mathematics, and Paulo Freire's social theory. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Existentialism and Phenomenology

    In nine pages this paper discusses how a philosophy class would teach phenomenology and existentialist theories by answering questions on phenomenological world experience, modern art as a way to phenomenological understanding, alienation of capitalism, truth as subjectivity according to Kierkegaard, and epoch's significance. There is no bibliography included.

  • Origins of Moral Virtue

    In six pages this paper examines whether or not moral virtue is gained through practice, innate or taught in a consideration of various cultural perspectives. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Knowledge and Sexuality According to German and French Critical Theory

    In twelve pages Michel Foucault's philosophies are featured in a discussion of critical theory pertaining to the French and German traditions' discontinuities and connections. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King on Peace

    In five pages this paper examines the similarities and differences in the peace teachings and writings of Thoreau, Gandhi, and King. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Philosophical Analysis on the Illegality of Extortion

    A student case study is presented in this consideration of the illegal aspects of extortion from a philosophical perspective consisting of seven pages. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Ethics, the Soul, and 'Allegory of the Cave' in the A. Bloom Translation of Plato's The Republic

    In eight pages this paper discusses ethics, religion, and the famous allegory of the cave as they pertain to the 1968 translation of Plato's The Republic. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Democracy Concepts of Jean Jacques Rousseau

    In five pages this paper considers models of direct democracy and representative democracy within the context of Jean Jacques Rousseau's The Social Contract. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Concept of the Human Imagination

    In fifteen pages this paper examines the philosophy and psychology associated with the human imagination concept. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A Relationship Between an Individual and Money

    In ten pages a healthy relationship between an individual and money is discussed through an examination of Needleman, Hill, and Simmel's works. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Emily Dickinson's Poetry and Transcendentalism

    In ten pages this paper analyzes how transcendentalism is featured in Emily Dickinson's poetry. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Plato’s Cave and Sartre

    A 3 page paper which examines the Allegory of the Cave by Plato and works by Sartre as they relate to inspiration for searching out one’s identity. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Cheating is Necessary

    A 3 page paper which examines the necessity of cheating for a student. No sources cited.

  • Kant/Speculative Beginning of Human History

    A 3 page reaction paper to Immanuel Kant’s 1786 text “Speculative Beginning of Human History,” which draws on the Judeo/Christian cultural heritage to offer a nuanced and persuasive argument as to what factors served to shape the course of human history. This vision of early history pictures rationality as the basic element that caused the rise of human society and humanity formulating the concept of human beings exist above and apart from the rest of the natural world. Kant’s “history” is structured in a way that culminates in presenting an argument that supports the Kantian perspective on morality and ethics. No bibliography offered.

  • Matthew Fox and Socrates

    In three pages this paper contrasts the differing views on spirituality espoused by Socrates and Matthew Fox, a 20th century theologian and philosopher. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Free Speech and J.S. Mill

    In five pages this paper examines John Stuart Mill's perspectives on free speech within the context of an article 'New Battles in Old War Over Freedom of Speech.' Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Pros and Cons of Abortion

    Abortion's pros and cons are evaluated in this paper of five pages and offers philosophical reason in favor of the pro choice argument. There are six bibliographic sources cited.

  • Kant, Ethics, Drug Companies, and Drug Sales

    In seven pages the morality of physicians being provided with various incentives by drug companies in order to favor prescribing certain drugs over others is examined from a Kantian ethical standpoint. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Second Trimester of Pregnancy and Abortion Rights

    In a paper consisting of four pages Kantian ethics are employed in this student supplied case that argues in favor of abortion rights but does not support partial birth abortion on ethical grounds. There are two bibliographic sources cited.

  • Religious Diversity, Biology, and Memes

    In twelve pages this research paper considers religion and biology interaction in a discussion of memes and the research of Gould and Wolfram, Susan Blackmore and Edward O. Wilson's Consilience. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Development and Human Evolution According to Hegel

    In eight pages this paper discusses Hegel's approaches to human development and evolution. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Right to Private Property in the Constitution

    Sparta and Greece in the ancient world were the source for many of the property rights recognized by the Constitution of the United States and the European Union. This paper discusses how rights are defined and protected in various political systems, particularly the right to personal property.This paper has seven pages and twelve sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Jesus Christ and Friedrich Nietzsche

    In three pages this essay contrasts and compares Friedrich Nietzsche and Jesus Christ in an examination of Alain de Botton's The Consolation of Philosophy and the Sermon on the Mount of Jesus Christ. There are no other sources listed.

  • Thought Experiment, Causality, and Logic

    In four pages this research paper presents a thought experiment scenario in which an artist uses a road kill's feathered wings in an artwork that results in maggots and tile floor stains with the logic of this examined through an application of the deductive nomological model developed by Hempel. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Difference Between Human and Non-Human Animals

    This 5 page paper explores the consciousness of animals as well as their rights. Do animals have souls? People are divided in terms of thought when it comes to the fate of animals. Ideas from Descartes and Freud are compared. Darwinism is discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Concept of the “Virtuous Person” in Socratic and Buddhist Tradition

    This 9 page paper considers the concept of the virtuous person in the Buddhist and Socratic traditions, and argues that it seems to be more coherent in the Socratic tradition, because that is the tradition we know in the West. However, the paper also suggests that the Buddhist tradition—which emphasizes compassion—is not inferior, simply different. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Kantian Ethics: Is a First Trimester Abortion Ethically Permissible?

    This 5 page paper examines the ethics of abortion. Kantian ethics are explained. The answer to the question is no but the paper concludes that on a personal level, this line of thinking is impractical. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Justin Ellsworth Case (Analysis)

    This 3 page paper evaluates this case that concerns the release of email to a decedent's family. Philosophical theory is used. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Politics and Metaphysics of Thomas Hobbes

    This 6 page paper explores Thomas Hobbes metaphysical beliefs in regard to religion and politics, and relates the concepts to his seminal work Leviathan.

  • Thomas Hobbes and the Influence of Francis Bacon

    In seven pages this paper examines how Thomas Hobbes' writings were influenced by Francis Bacon.

  • John Dewey's Educational Philosophy

    In six pages this paper discusses the US educational philosophies of John Dewey.

  • James Cameron's Film Titanic and the Existentialist Philosophy of Jean Paul Sartre

    This paper applies existentialism to an analysis of the character Jack in the Titanic film by director James Cameron in 5 pages. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Death and Dying as a Literary Theme

    This paper examines Mitch Albom's book, Tuesdays with Morrie, and Kenneth Kramer's work, The Sacred Art of Dying. The author explores the recurring theme of death and dying in each work. This five page paper has four sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Media and Hyper Reality According to Jean Baudrillard

    In eleven pages this paper discusses the hyper reality theory of Jean Baudrillard in consideration of the media's creation and the impact of its perpetuated images upon society. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Civil Disobedience Perspectives of Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi

    In eight pages this paper compares the approaches to civil disobedience by Mahatma Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy noting various differences and similarities that exist. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Theme of Pleasure in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, Plato's The Republic, and Thomas More's Utopia

    In 6 pages the ways in which pleasure is featured in each of these works are contrasted and compared.

  • Student Supplied Readings on Being Human

    Themes of technology and war's impacts upon the human experiences are examined in this analysis of student supplied readings consisting of five pages. There is no bibliography included.

  • Bad Faith Concept of Jean Paul Sartre

    In 5 pages this paper examines how Sartre viewed autonomy and human consciousness within the context of 'bad faith.'

  • Oration of Pico

    In five pages this paper discusses how philosophy of the 15th century is represented by the oration of Pico and considers the relationship between the worldview express by Pico with that of the 19th century and contemporary society. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Nietzsche's The Collapse of Western Metaphysics in the Areas of Reason, Morality, and Religion and Underground Man of Fyodor Dostoevsky

    In five pages Western metaphysics' collapse as it pertains to Nietzsche and Dostoevsky's works is examined. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A Justification of Alien Abductioins from a Utilitarian Perspective

    In three pages this paper explored that aliens should be allowed to abduct human subjects for the sake of valuable medical experiments in order to cure humanity of deadly viruses such as AIDS from a utilitarian approach of J.S. Mill and then goes on to discredit this philosophical logic. There is one bibliographic source cited.

  • Critical Thinking and Fallacies

    In six pages the relationship that exists between critical thinking and fallacies is the focus of this research paper. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Philosophical Analysis of Nestle's Infant Formula Marketing

    In six pages this student supplied case study examines the controversy surrounding infant formula marketing by Nestle. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Responsibility

    Responsibility is defined in this 5 page paper. Three types of responsibility are discussed : causal, legal and moral. Other ways of looking at responsibility are addressed. Was Paris Hilton responsible for her fate? This is just one example used in the context of this interesting look at a simple concept. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Relationship Between Happiness And Work

    4 pages in length. Happiness and work are inextricably intertwined even though the coupling may seem entirely mismatched. The extent to which happiness is the result of virtue is both grand and far-reaching; that work cultivates feelings of accomplishment and value - and therefore virtue - speaks to the inherent segue between happiness and work. The gift of producing something either with one's own hands or intellect is gratifying in and of itself, so it only stands to reason how that work-related performance should give way to feelings of happiness through achievement. And then begins the unending cycle of work creating happiness and happiness infusing the value of virtuous work. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Classical/Choice Theory and the Death Penalty

    In seven pages this paper presents the pros and cons of the death penalty issue and then presents an argument based upon classical/choice theory that considers committing crimes to be an act of free will and that punishment should serve as a crime deterrence. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • W.D. Ross and the Philosophy of Pleasure and Pain

    This 3 page paper explores some of the ideas of philosopher W.D. Ross with regard to intrinsic good, pleasure and pain.

  • Prostitution - A Utilitarian Perspective

    In a paper of five pages, the writer looks at prostitution from an ethical point of view. The utilitarian perspective is put forth to provide arguments for the legalization of prostitution. Paper uses two sources.

  • Radical Relativism contra Realism in Philosophy of Science

    In a paper of thirteen pages, the writer looks at radical relativism and realism in philosophy of science. Radical relativism is critiqued as a system in several ways. Paper uses seven sources.

  • Meditations of Rene Descartes

    In six pages this essay examines the preface and each of the Meditations in terms of its primary points, the relationship that exists between the meditations and the arguments contained within each. There are no other sources listed.

  • Human Knowledge and Three Meditations of Rene Descartes

    In six pages Descartes' knowledge philosophy is examined in terms of dreams and reality as it pertains to the principles he outlined in Meditation I, Meditation II, and Meditation III. There are no other sources listed.

  • Human Soul, Event Causes, and the Philosophies of David Hume and Immanuel Kant

    In five pages this report examines the assertion that there is a separation of the body and soul and that each event is attributed to a cause in a consideration of the philosophies of Immanuel Kant and David Hume. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Good Taste and Art According to David Hume

    In eleven pages this report discusses how Hume's skeptical views shaped his perceptions regarding good taste and art with the writer agreeing that art exists from its own sake and remaind independent of any morality or laws of objectivity. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Transcendental Unity

    This research paper examines Kant's philosophy of transcendental deduction, with a specific focus on the transcendental unity of apperception. Concepts are defined and explained. This five page paper has five sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Distinction Between the Mind and Body and Sixth Meditation of Rene Descartes

    In five pages this paper discusses the mind and body separation as considered in Rene Descartes' 'Of the Existence of Things Material, and of the Real Distinction Between the Mind and Body of Man' featured in Sixth Meditation. There are no other sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Time Travel Possibility

    In sixteen pages this paper examines the articles 'Time Travel, Coincidences, and Counterfactuals' by Theodore Sider and 'Bananas Enough for Time Travel' by Nicholas J.J. Smith as they pertain to possible time travel. There are two sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Mind/Consciousness/Body Duality

    A 3 page essay that briefly discusses the mind/body duality question, defining mind and consciousness. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

 

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