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  • Dream or Reality?

    Dream or Reality?

    Sometimes when people's mind wanders freely they come across the question, "Is it possible that my life is just one big dream and that nothing really exists?" It is very possible that we are all living in one big dream. Everything around us could just be an idea in our mind, which makes existence seem real. I believe that this is quite a pointless question to ponder. Whether or not we are a dream and

    Essay Length: 704 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Dreams and Freudian Theory

    Dreams and Freudian Theory

    Dreams have been objects of boundless fascination and mystery for humankind since the beginning of time. These nocturnal vivid images seem to arise from some source other than our ordinary conscious mind. They contain a mixture of elements from our own personal identity which we recognize as familiar along with a quality of 'otherness' in the dream images that carries a sense of the strange and eerie. The bizarre and nonsensical characters and plots in

    Essay Length: 2,388 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: January 6, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Drug Legalization by Seth Sprague

    Drug Legalization by Seth Sprague

    Page 1. I think that society should permit the use of drugs for recreational purposes. After all, over twenty years of troop sweeps, police actions and military rhetoric, the evidence is all around us. The war on drugs has flopped. It has been more then ineffective and has actually made things worse. We as American citizens have to wake up and realize that there will never be a "drug free" utopia that we have been

    Essay Length: 2,993 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: July
  • Dualism


    One view of the mind says that connected to every living body--or perhaps only to living bodies that are able to think and be self-conscious--is a separate, non-physical thing we can call a soul. The body is one thing, a physical thing; and the soul is another, independent and non-physical thing. While the body is alive, the soul is connected to it, but it's possible for the soul to go on existing even after the

    Essay Length: 1,906 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Dualism


    Examine the strengths and weaknesses of Dualism And what is that which is termed death, but this very separation and release of the soul from the body- Socrates (reff.1) Dualism is the belief that the body and the mind are separable, and at death, the non-physical mind, or soul, leaves the physical body on earth to decay, whilst it passes on to an afterlife of a different realm to the one we are experiencing. This

    Essay Length: 296 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 5, 2010 By: Monika
  • Duke Hwan and the Wheelwright

    Duke Hwan and the Wheelwright

    Socrates was considered by many to be the wisest man in ancient Greece. While he was eventually condemned for his wisdom, his spoken words are still listened to and followed today. When, during his trial, Socrates stated that, 'the unexamined life is not worth living' (Plato 45), people began to question his theory. They began to wonder what Socrates meant with his statement, why he would feel that a life would not be worth living.

    Essay Length: 308 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Durkheim Division of Laber

    Durkheim Division of Laber

    Emile Durkheim main concern was social order, and how individual integrated to maintain it. The Division of Labor was one of Durkheim's first major works. Society is a system of inter-related and inter-connected of not only individuals but also subgroups interacting with one another. Durkheim is interested on how this division of labor changes the way that individuals feel when they are part of society as a whole. As society advances it becomes more complex,

    Essay Length: 847 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Duties and Rights of Sovereign States

    Duties and Rights of Sovereign States

    In his work "The Law of Nations or the Principles of Natural Law" Emer de Vattel uses authoritative appeals which express his views to the reader that in an international society of sovereign states, each state has certain undeniable rights and duties to which they are obligated. He states that in the law of nature men have mutual duties to assist one another. Since men are incapable of providing sufficient for themselves to improve their

    Essay Length: 1,255 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: May 14, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Duties of a Student

    Duties of a Student

    Duties of a Student As a student, we have duties. Without duties, we would all be snotty teenage students. Being able to recognize our duties is very important for the teacher. If we don’t follow our duties it would be chaotic for our teachers. The teachers would no longer desire to teach us. We would be left to fend for our education. We would end up being stupid cavemen or cavewomen, because all teenagers are

    Essay Length: 479 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Anna
  • E.D. Hirsch

    E.D. Hirsch

    E.D. Hirsch By Paul Denman Philosophy of Education Introduction Hirsch founded, who the Core Knowledge Foundation in 1986, wrote Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs To Know in 1987. He also co-wrote The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy in 1988. In 1996, he published The Schools We Need and Why We Don't Have Them. Hirsch outlines a philosophy of education that focuses on a universal core curriculum that is structured to the point that every school

    Essay Length: 264 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Steve
  • Earthquake


    Earthquake An earthquake is an unpredictable event in which masses of rock shift below the Earth's surface, releasing enormous amounts of energy and sending out shock waves which sometimes cause the ground to shake dramatically. Not all earthquakes cause calamity, but they are known to be one of the Earth's most destructive forces. Entire structures, including houses and dams, have been known to collapse in an earthquake. Earthquakes occur along fault lines, which are boundaries

    Essay Length: 544 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 6, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Eastern Philosophy [a Brief Overview]

    Eastern Philosophy [a Brief Overview]

    Eastern philosophy refers very broadly to the various philosophies of India, Iran (Persia), China, Japan, and to an extent, the Middle East. The usefulness of dividing philosophy into Western philosophy and other philosophies is open to challenge, partly because some see it as condescending to non-Western philosophies[citation needed]. To say this is not to deny that there are important traditions in philosophy that are intimately bound up with historical and geographical circumstances. When the term

    Essay Length: 2,913 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: May 23, 2010 By: Victor
  • Eating Disorders

    Eating Disorders

    Eating Disorders Eating Disorders are a serious mental health issue. One in ten cases of anorexia nervosa leads to death from starvation, cardiac arrest, and kidney failure, other medical complications, or suicide; furthermore, people with this disorder may die without treatment. Treatment usually begins in an outpatient facility, hospitalization may be necessary in serious cases. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating are three examples of psychiatric eating disorders. Bulimia Nervosa is a secretive cycle of

    Essay Length: 625 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Eating Disorders

    Eating Disorders

    Eating Disorders American society has a fascination with weight and being thin. As a result, many people suffer from eating disorders. The two most common types are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Individuals with anorexia nervosa are unwilling to maintain a body weight that is normal or expected for their weight, height and age, whereas individuals with bulimia nervosa regularly partake in discreet periods of overeating. Eating disorders are complex, alarming, and an increasing problem

    Essay Length: 1,294 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 6, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Ecofeminism


    Today, we live in a world interwoven with women's oppression, ecological degradation, and the exploitation of workers, race, and class. In the midst of these troubles, a movement known as ecofeminism appears to be gaining recognition. In the following, I hope to illustrate this revitalization movement . I will begin by characterizing a definition of ecofeminism; I will then bring to the forefront the ethical issues that Ecofeminism is involved with, then distinguish primary ideas

    Essay Length: 381 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Top
  • Econium of Helen by Gorgias

    Econium of Helen by Gorgias

    The text studied was "Encomium of Helen" by Gorgias. After reading the first few lines I had made an early assumption that I was not going to like this piece of writing. By the 5th paragraph or so my judgement was proven wrong for it got more interesting. To the best of my knowledge, this piece is the writer's opinion on the power of words and how they can do many things but most significantly,

    Essay Length: 285 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Mike
  • Economic Inequality: From a Aristotelian Perspective

    Economic Inequality: From a Aristotelian Perspective

    Economic Inequality: From a Aristotelian Perspective Cultivating a virtuous society is one of the key foundations for maintaining a successful nation and it is also essential to provide its citizens with the freedom to pursue happiness within an equitable means. Aristotle defines happiness as the activity of the soul that is in accordance with intellectual and moral virtue. However, when the leaders of a society replace virtue with matters that are at the expense of

    Essay Length: 752 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: May 19, 2015 By: DrGreenThumb383 .
  • Edmund Burke

    Edmund Burke

    This paper views the significance and role that Edmund Burke ascribed to religion in his political philosophy and how this emphasis on religion allowed him to foresee the future events. While analyzing his writings – the “Reflections on the Revolution in France”, “A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful”, “A Letter to the Noble Lord”, and the quotations by other authors as well as his biography, the focus of this paper has been kept

    Essay Length: 7,858 Words / 32 Pages
    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: July
  • Edu 206a - Emotionally and Behaviorally Challenged Students

    Edu 206a - Emotionally and Behaviorally Challenged Students

    Skelton Devin Skelton November 18, 2015 EDU 206A Dr. Carpenter Diversity Report Emotionally and behaviorally disturbed students is a wide spread problem throughout the United States. With there being so much emphasis on common core, and students trying to relatively learn the same material, there should be an extra emphasis put on students with emotional and behavioral problems. While for educators it can sometimes be frustrating having to teach students with different problems, it is

    Essay Length: 4,610 Words / 19 Pages
    Submitted: November 23, 2015 By: skelton19
  • Educating Ethical Behavior - Aristotle's Views on Akrasia

    Educating Ethical Behavior - Aristotle's Views on Akrasia

    EDUCATING ETHICAL BEHAVIOR: ARISTOTLE'S VIEWS ON AKRASIA Deborah Kerdeman University of Washington "Can the teaching of ethics really help cleanse the business world of shady dealings?" Asked by Newsweek magazine during the height of the recent Wall-Street scandals,1 this query resonates with perennial concerns about whether or not virtue can be taught and how such instruction might best be effected. The problem, Newsweek declares, is not that students lack ethical standards or are incapable of

    Essay Length: 2,901 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: David
  • Educating for a Better Society

    Educating for a Better Society

    Educating for a Better Society I feel that I take a very existentialist view on education. I think that there are many problems with our current education system and I think that we need that make drastic changes to the system that we currently use. In our current system not only are many students getting the raw deal but also we are not giving them a full education and turning students off from future education.

    Essay Length: 708 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Artur
  • Education of the Human Mind

    Education of the Human Mind

    The Entertainment Value Chain We've seen lots of activity along this value chain lately. NewsCorp/DirecTV and the abandoned Comcast-Disney effort are/were attempts to meld distribution and content. Time Warner is still trying (with little success) to combine distribution, content, and apps. Device makers like Apple and Gateway represent efforts (one successful, another not) to extend beyond devices. Palm and TiVo are examples of relatively new device-app combinations. Apple is grabbing three pieces of the value

    Essay Length: 683 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 19, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Educational Philosophy

    Educational Philosophy

    Philosophy 2 What is philosophy? According to the book, Foundations of Education, philosophies are fully developed bodies of thought each representing a generalized worldview (Ornstein & Levine, 2003). Many people have their own philosophies and worldviews so it is hard to say that everyone has the same educational philosophies. I never fully understood what a philosophy was or even acknowledged the fact that every teacher has a hidden philosophy behind their teaching strategies. My instructors

    Essay Length: 1,279 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: David
  • Effective Communication Between Men and Women

    Effective Communication Between Men and Women

    Effective Communication between Men and Women Many men and women find it quite difficult to understand exactly what their mates want. With this new boom of self-help books this is no longer a problem. Whether it is bad communication or dealing with petty arguments, there is a book out there for you and your partner. Although not all of the author's agree and there are many critics of these works, they do offer helpful insight

    Essay Length: 459 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 20, 2010 By: Janna
  • Effects of Machiavellianism

    Effects of Machiavellianism

    Machiavellian ethics suggest that all is fair as long as you reach your goal or "the ends justify the means." Whether it is gained by being glib, through manipulation, or lies, those who follow Machiavellian ethics are without remorse or empathy. This effects not only the individual but the society as a whole. To the individual, Machiavellian ethics can suggest a kill or be killed mentality, which is built on mistrust. If one adopted these

    Essay Length: 496 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: Artur
  • Effects of Music

    Effects of Music

    Effects of Music Exposure to music can have numerous beneficial effects. Several studies have proven that by listening to classical music, numerous different aspects of life improve. Although music is known to enhance temperament and relieve stress in individuals, it is also able to alter the course of medical conditions, develop better physical coordination and improve memory, therefore increasing test scores. Listening to classical music while taking a test can lead to better grades and

    Essay Length: 568 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: July 7, 2014 By: michbart4
  • Effects of the Enlightenment

    Effects of the Enlightenment

    Many men and women had significant impacts on the historical period known as the Enlightenment. Three men that had such an impact on the Enlightenment were Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Montesquieu. Each of these men had different theories and ideas about what type of government there should be. This resulted in many people having different opinions on how the government should rule their country. Due to this, the Enlightenment was a very chaotic and

    Essay Length: 558 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 5, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Egoism


    It is believed that humans act for different reasons; but for whom, or what, do or should they act? Is the reason humans act for themselves, for God, for the reaction of other people, or for the benefit of the planet? Is it even believable that we have a choice as to why we act and for whom? Is it possible for an individual to ever act only according to his or her own interests,

    Essay Length: 928 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: David
  • Egoism


    We should not always do what is in our best interest. Acting exclusively in one's own self-interest would require an assumption that one person is more deserving than another. And on what basis is this assumption justified? There is no justification for treating someone differently than others, simply for your own self-gain. Ethical egoism implies that your needs are more important than others yet provides no moral justification for this assumption. Ethical egoism leaves no

    Essay Length: 369 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 28, 2010 By: July
  • Egoism and Altruism; Are We Naturally Selfish

    Egoism and Altruism; Are We Naturally Selfish

    Rodriguez Egoism and Altruism; Are We Naturally Selfish? Just as there are moral rules that compel us to keep in mind the interests, emotions, or well being of others, there exist moral rules that demand us to take into account our own interests. An important presumption of morality then, is that it is plausible for us to perform for the concern of another. However, a major theory known as psychological egoism, proclaims that “everyone, in

    Essay Length: 1,511 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 7, 2017 By: Tonnya Rodriguez
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