Research Papers on Philosophy

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Research Papers on Philosophy

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • Education and Philosophy

    In nine pages this paper examines teaching philosophies in this overview that explores the relationship between philosophy and education.

  • Fides et Ratio - Philosophy

    A 10 page paper that begins with some of the many statements made in this Encyclical about philosophy. The focus of this essay is on the relationship between philosophy and the Church. Numerous examples are included from the text to illustrate how the Pope related the importance of the interrelationship of philosophy to theology to doctrine. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Bruce Lee’s Philosophy

    A 4 page paper which examines the philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Socrates, Aristotle, and Their Philosophies

    In five pages this paper contrasts and compares the philosophies of Socrates and Aristotle with virtue concepts being the primary focus.

  • John Dewey's Educational Philosophy

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

  • Communications Skills of Oprah Winfrey

    In five pages Oprah Winfrey is examined in terms of her philosophies and styles of communication.

  • Philosophy's Role and Defense of Socrates in Apology by Plato

    In two pages this paper examines philosophy's role and human activity purpose as well as Socrates' defense as represented in Apology by Plato.

  • Personal Philosophy of Nursing

    A 3 page essay that offers a template for a student nurse to use in writing about his/her personal nursing philosophy. A nurse’s beliefs “regarding humanity, values, the nature of nursing, the focus of nursing, the goals of practice and the focus of nursing research and education” collectively formulate a personal philosophy of nursing that informs and shapes that particular nurse’s practice behaviors (Courier, 2008). As a medical profession, nursing knowledge draws upon the related scientific fields (CSUB, 2006). However, nursing also goes beyond the medical model of healthcare delivery to stress humanistic, caring qualities that address the emotional, psychological side of human experience, as well as physiological needs. The purpose of the following essay is to provide a guide to a nursing student that can aid that student in describing his or her own personal philosophy of nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Atlantico and River Beverages Accounting

    In this paper consisting of seven pages Atlantico and River Beverages budgeting process are discussed with comparisons made between Atlantico's 'do even better next year' philosophy and River's striving for accuracy through the incorporation of unnecessary steps. There are three bibliographic sources cited.

  • Saint Augustine of Hippo and Plato's Influence

    In five pages this paper examines De Immortalitate Animae by Saint Augustine in a consideration of how Plato influenced his approach to Christian philosophy. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Community and the Possession of Private Arms

    In ten pages this paper considers the right to bear arms in America in a discussion of community with a comparison of the philosophies of Immanuel Kant and Thomas Hobbes. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Comparing Synoptic Gospels with Plato's The Republic A COMPARISON OF: THE REPUBLIC OF PLATO AND THE SYNOPTIC GOSPELS

    In a paper consisting of eight pages the philosophies and messages along with supporting quotes are compared and contrasted. There are two bibliographic sources cited.

  • Kaizen, Quality Assurance, and the Philosophy of Masaaki Imai

    In seven pages this research paper discusses the 'kaizen' business philosophy and discusses its contributions to quality assurance, Oren Harari criticisms, and the movement's founder Masaaki Imai Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Final - Organizational Leadership

    An 8 page paper that responds to three issues about leadership. The paper discusses the importance of leadership in change management and includes comments about resistance; the centrality of ethics in leadership reminding the reader of the consequences of unethical behaviors and discusses resistance; and the writer's leadership philosophy, which is meant to demonstrate the application of a personal leadership perspective. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Philosophy of the Montessori Educational Method

    In four pages this report considers Maria Montessori's educational philosophy that cemented the foundation for what is now known as the Montessori method. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Ethics and Advertising

    In a paper that contains eight pages the motive for the existence of advertising through profit and persuasion are examined within the philosophies of John Stuart Mill and Immanuel Kant. There are seven bibliographic sources cited.

  • The Practice and Philosophy of Adult Education

    This paper consists of five pages and considers the writer's own personal philosophy as it relates to adult education that includes Knowles' andragogy comments along with an adult educator mission statement. There is a bibliography that cites eight sources and one table is also included.

  • Questions on Death of a Salesman Answered

    In three pages seven questions are given brief answers pertaining to Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman and include such topics as comparing Dave Singleman's death to Willy Loman's, Biff's motivation, and Willy's philosophy. There are no other sources listed.

  • The Juvenile Justice System: Philosophy and History

    This 6 page paper gives an explanation of the juvenile justice system from the past until modern times. This paper includes not only the history of the system, but the philosophy behind how it works. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Plan for Managing the Classroom

    In six pages classroom management is discussed in terms of a sample letter to parents describing the rules of the classroom and philosophy along with homework task analysis and management plan proposal and implementation, with a concluding description of a substitute teacher plan as well. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Developmental Psychology: Theories

    8 pages in length. Theories and concepts in developmental psychology assist in understanding the challenges individuals face at different stages of their life. The contributions of such prominent theorists as Bandura, Watson, Skinner, Maslow, Kohlberg, Erikson, Fowler and Piaget have served to assemble a collection of developmental philosophies that provide a significantly better understanding of why people develop the way they do. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • German Retail Industry Case and General Application of Business Ethics

    A three part paper consisting of sixteen pages explores business ethics and then applies philosophy to the concept with a discussion of the German retail industry and two models of corporate governance pertaining to the market in Germany also included. Fourteen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Cesar Chavez, the Man, the Union Organizer, and the Minority Rights' Activist

    In six pages this paper discusses Cesar Chavez man, his labor union activism, and his nonviolent philosophy. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Early Perceptions of Mental Illness

    This paper discusses the perceptions of abnormal behavior and mental illness in the 18th and 19th centuries. The paper discusses the influence of early philosophy on psychology and the perceptions about the relationship between body and mental illness. There are five sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Philosophy of Forrest Gump

    In five pages this paper examines Gump's life philosophy as it evolved through his experiences in a discussion of his character's strengths and weaknesses. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Mary Aswell Doll's Curriculum Philosophies in Like Letters in Running Water

    In four pages this text featuring the curriculum philosophies of Mary Aswell Doll is reviewed. Five 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.

  • Comparing Healthcare in Zambia with Healthcare in United States

    The paper starts by considering the universal healthcare system available in Zambia, discussing the way in which the services provided, as well as the benefits and problems with the healthcare system. The paper then compares assistant United States, which includes a discussion on aspects such as costs and financing, basic healthcare philosophies, access and healthcare outcomes. 11 sources are cited in the bibliography this 14 page paper.

  • Philosophy of Healthcare Management

    A 3 page essay that discusses the writer’s personal philosophy regarding healthcare management. No bibliography is offered.

  • 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.

  • Yogesh Chadha Gandhi A Life

    The writer reviews the Yogesh Chadha book Gandhi a Life, in which the author relates Gandhi's biography and at the same time makes him more human. The writer also discusses Chadha's ability to clearly show how Gandhi was able to instill a new philosophy in the Indian people even though it cost him his life. The paper is five pages long and there are three sources listed in the bibliography.

  • 2 Perspectives on Italian Renaissance Humanism

    In six pages this paper presents the argument that an adequate overview of the humanism of the Italian Renaissance can be achieved in a consideration of the complementary perspectives in The Crisis of the Early Italian Renaissance Civic Humanism and Republican Liberty in the Age of Classicism and Tyranny by Baron and Italian Humanism; Philosophy and Civic Life in the Renaissance by Garin. There are no other sources listed.

  • 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.

  • Beuys and Warhol, Two Different Artists

    Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys are two artists of the mid 20th century who offer a study in contrasts. The conservative Beuys displayed a positive attitude toward life and humanity and served in the armed forces. His art reflected this philosophy. Warhol's attitude was much darker and his art also reflected that. This paper compares and contrasts the two artists in terms of style, temperament and politics.This paper has six pages and six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Public Finance

    A 4 page paper that discusses specific issues. The paper begins with comments related to what the philosophy of public finance seems to be today (spend, spend, spend), then discusses the differences between governmental accounting and non-governmental accounting and lastly, comments on government budgeting and financial reporting. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Two Classical Era Ethical Theorists on Animal Experimentation

    In this paper consisting of six pages Immanuel Kant and Emile Durkheim apply their respective philosophies to the issue of animal experimentation which provides a utilitarian concept from Kant and a more sympathetic view to the animals offred by Durkheim. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Biology from Philosophical Perspectives

    In eight pages this paper discusses biology from the perspective of philosophy with the developmental systems theory among the topics covered. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Environmental Consciousness and the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

    In eight pages this paper assesses the moral and legal responsibilities of Exxon regarding the oil spill with the philosophy of Immanuel Kant incorporated into the discussion. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Issues in Chinese Medicine and Medicinal Nutrition

    This research paper pertain to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and its history and philosophy, as well as its future and the common ground it shares with medicinal nutrition. Three pages in length, five sources are cited.

  • Free Market, Private Property, and Freedom of the Press

    In nine pages this paper examines the capitalism political concept and John Locke's philosophy in a discussion of freedom of the press and the precondition of free markets and private property. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Cultural Diversity/Religion in South Africa

    A 4 page research paper/essay that is formatted to be delivered as a speech to a Methodist youth convention in South Africa. The topic is accommodating cultural diversity using the philosophy of ubuntu in South Africa. Bibliography lists 4 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.

  • An Example of Personal Nursing Philosophy

    This essay presents an example paper that can be used as a guide to describing a personal nursing philosophy. The student's reasons for choosing nursing are discussed, along with how the student sees the fundamental essence of nursing, personal beliefs and values and a personal future. Seven pages in length, six sources are cited.

  • 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.

  • Rochester, NY, and Education According to John Dewey's Philosophy and Carter G. Woodson's The Mis Education of the Negro

    In fifteen pages consisting of 3 subsections of five pages this paper discusses Woodson's text, Rochester's failed reforms of education, and John Dewey's constructivist philosophy of education. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Challenges and Achievements of Educational Philosophy

    A personal philosophy of education is presented in an overview consisting of eight pages. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Philosophy of Education by Jean Jacques Rousseau

    In five pages Emile by Jean Jacques Rousseau is examined in terms of how it represents the author's philosophy of education with its contemporary educational applicability also considered. There are no other sources listed.

  • Facilitation and Education

    This nine page paper examines facilitation and compares and contrasts it with a personal philosophy of education. Differences are explored. There are five sources listed in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Relating Kant's Works to the Dismissal of Air Traffic Controllers

    In six pages this paper discusses President Ronald Reagan's dismissal of air traffic controllers within the context of Kant's philosophy in order to propose that the the people will ultimately determine the long term effects of this decision. There are six bibliographic sources cited.

  • Structural Engineering and Ethics

    In seventeen pages the collapses of several structural buildings in Asia are discussed in a consideration of design ethics and commercial construction with Mill's greater good and Kant's categorical imperative among the ethical philosophies explored. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Philosophy, Ideology, Theory and the Teaching Profession

    This 3 page paper discusses the terms "philosophy," "ideology" and "theory" and how they relate to the teaching profession. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Teaching Profession from a Philosophical Position

    In this first person narrative consisting of seven pages what a teacher could possibly write about the profession based on personal philosophy is presented with the assistance of a student supplied essay. There is no bibliography included with this paper.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Volunteerism in the Assistance of Dogs

    In five pages volunteerism and its philosophy are first considered before the focus shifts to canine helping with shelters problems examined and suggestions for improvements offered. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Philosophy and Imagination in William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    In eight pages the philosophies and styles of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth are contrasted and compared in terms of Coleridge's vivid imagery in 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' and Wordsworth's deeply philosophical 'Ode on the Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood.' There are 6 bibliographic sources cited.

  • 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.

  • Children and Science Education

    In four pages this paper examines various approaches to teaching science to children in a consideration of the 'following the child' Montessori philosophy and Dr. Ben Carson's perspectives. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Capital Punishment and the Philosophy of Thurgood Marshall

    This 3 page paper gives a detailed analysis of Justice Thurgood Marshall's philosophical rejection of capital punishment,w hich he believed violated the Constitutional prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment.

  • Defending Platonic Philosophy and the Human Soul's Immortality

    In eight pages this paper defends Plato's assertion regarding the immortality of the human soul with references made to his text Phaedo. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Factors in Nursing Philosophy Development

    A research paper that is five pages in length and describes the meta-paradigms that are utilized to define modern nursing.

  • 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.

  • Religion and Philosophy of Reincarnation

    In twelve pages reincarnation is conceptually defined and then examined from philosophical and religious perspectives. There are more than five sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Personal Philosophy of Nursing

    A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses the nursing concepts of person, environment, health/illness and nursing. This examination of these concepts examines each idea in relation to how it is defined by the Barry University School of Nursing faculty, but also offering a personal perspective on the meaning of each term. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The ‘Philosophy’ of Massage Therapy

    In five pages this paper examines the philosophical underpinnings of massage therapy in terms of beliefs concerning health, illness, and the basis for massage therapy, with comparisons made between it and allopathic medicine. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Jesus and Socrates

    A 4 page essay that contrasts and compares two articles that compares Jesus and Socrates. “Jesus and Socrates,” written by Bostick (1916), and “A Comparison of the Portrait of Jesus in the Gospels with the Portrait of Socrates in the Writing of Plato and Xenophon,” written by Bostick (1935), address the same topic and make similar assumptions about that topic. Each of these authors offers a comparison between Jesus and Socrates that serves to underscore the parallels in the lives of two men who changed the course of history with their philosophy and teachings. Nevertheless, while the points made in both of these articles are every similar, these articles are also quite different. This is primarily because of their level of scholarship and the individual writing style of each author. Based on these t two factors, another difference is that one can logically assume that each article was written with a different reading audience in mind. No additional sources cited.

  • Bertrand Russell/On Denoting

    A 4 page research paper that discusses an aspect of Russell's career and philosophy. Between the publication of Principles of Mathematics in 1903 and his article "On Denoting" in 1905, the views of Bertrand Russell on the semantics of propositions in sentence that contain denoting phrases changed considerably. This examination of this factor in Russell's work looks at the impetus behind change and how the change expressed Russell's views on the relationship between the grammatical form of a denoting phrase and the logical form of the proposition that it expresses. In so doing, Russell logically connects the realms of logic in the study of mathematics and semantics. Bibliography lists 2 sources.


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