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  • Accounting Information Systems

    Accounting Information Systems

    The first chapter is an overview of Accounting Information Systems. .Accounting Information Systems - a collection of resources, such as people and equipment to transform data into information. .An organization depends on Information Systems in order to stay competitive. .Two types of user in accounting information: external and internal. External users include: Stockholders, investors, creditors, government agencies, customers and vendors, competitors, labor unions, and the public. They depend on a variety of outputs from an

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    Submitted: June 4, 2010 By: Artur
  • Achieving Excellence in Terms of Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics

    Achieving Excellence in Terms of Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics

    Before actually focusing on the main details of Aristotle's Argument, we must pay careful attention to the opening remarks he makes in Book I about the nature of his inquiry. The first important point that he stresses is that the study of the character of human beings is dependent on what a human being is. Aristotle states that that a human is not a man that lives in isolation, but a man that also lives

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Acupuncture

    Acupuncture

    Acupuncture Many people in the US and elsewhere suffer from musculoskeletal conditions, digestive disorders, and stress-related problems (such as headaches, anxiety, and insomnia), and more often than not, the majority of these people immediately seek someone trained in traditional Western medicine for help. However, what most of these people are unaware of is that there is another option: acupuncture. Beyond being recognized by the World Health Organization for being able to cure over forty medical

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    Submitted: April 6, 2010 By: Jon
  • Adam Smith and Capitalist Philosophy

    Adam Smith and Capitalist Philosophy

    Adam Smith and Capitalist Philosophy Adam Smith was the first major capitalist philosopher to praise free market economy and no government involvement in the economy. Smith was an 18th century philosopher whose beliefs led to some of our modern day theories; his work marks the breakthrough of an approach which has progressively displaced the stationary Aristotelian view. His most famous book is An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, which

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    Submitted: March 17, 2010 By: Bred
  • Add and Ritalin

    Add and Ritalin

    ADD and Ritalin Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a problem that affects 5% to 10% of all children. ADD affects more children than any other childhood problems except asthma. It is estimated to be the largest single cause for first referrals to child guidance clinics throughout the country, making up as many as 40% of those cases. Many ADD cases are not diagnosed because the problem most often does not show in the doctor's office.

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    Submitted: March 22, 2010 By: Victor
  • Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art

    Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art

    Aesthetics and the philosophy of art It is not uncommon to find aesthetics used as a synonym for the philosophy of art, although it is also not uncommon to find thinkers insisting that we distinguish these two closely related fields. In practice we distinguish between aesthetic and artistic judgements, one refers to the sensory contemplation or appreciation of an object (not necessarily an art object), whilst the other refers to the appreciation or criticism of

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    Submitted: May 24, 2010 By: Janna
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    The roots of affirmative action can be traced back to the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act where legislation redefined public and private behavior. The act states that to discriminate in private is legal, but anything regarding business or public discrimination is illegal ("Affirmative" 13). There are two instances when opposing affirmative action might seem the wrong thing to do. Even these two cases don't justify the use of affirmative action. First is the

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Bred
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    Jade Elias 4/25/02 There are many supporters and opponents of Affirmative Action. The focus of this program is to include minorities and women into social institutions. An argument that the author presents for Affirmative Action is that of the 'merit principal', which states that people should be awarded for possessing the highest merit. In turn he states that race and sex can be a merith because it will allow others of that sex or race

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    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Mike
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    In recent years Affirmative Action has become an issue of great interest. Affirmative Action, also known as Preferential Hiring, which was devised to create harmony between the different races and sexes, has divided the lines even more. Supporters on both sides seem fixed in their positions and often refuse to listen to the other group's platform. In this essay, the recipients of preferential hiring will be either black or female, and the position in question

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    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Edward
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    Affirmative action is just because it gives a fair advantage to black Americans, women and other minorities who have suffered from the effects of social injustice in our country. Majorities have constantly opposed affirmative action because they view it as an injustice directed to them. In Grutter v Bollinger, one can say that affirmative action is just because it is a benign discrimination. One might say that the law school?s consideration of African Americans, Hispanics

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    Submitted: March 14, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    Affirmative action is just because it gives a fair advantage to black Americans, women and other minorities who have suffered from the effects of social injustice in our country. Majorities have constantly opposed affirmative action because they view it as an injustice directed to them. In Grutter v Bollinger, one can say that affirmative action is just because it is a benign discrimination. One might say that the law school?s consideration of African Americans, Hispanics

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    Submitted: June 3, 2010 By: Mike
  • Affluenza

    Affluenza

    Affluenza is a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more. It is a powerful virus that has infected the American society, threatening our wallets, our friendships, our families, our communities, and our environment. Since the United States has become the economic model for most of the world this virus is now flowing freely on every continent. The costs and consequences of this disease are

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    Submitted: June 12, 2010 By: Vika
  • African American Women

    African American Women

    From Africa to America, African American women have embraced the spirit of creativity and survival. For years the black woman has been the backbone of our culture. It was our faith and positive spirits that played a great part in surviving slavery and being treated as second class citizens during the Civil Rights Movement. Now as we enter the 21st century, it is time to exert our strengths at a new level. The African American

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    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Mike
  • After Earthquake

    After Earthquake

    In 1995, when an earthquake ravaged the city of Kobe, an important industrial hub in Japan, the country's government and economy surprised and impressed the world. Within 15 months, economic activity in the area returned to about 98 percent of pre-quake levels, and the cleanup was largely completed within two years. Now Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami, plus its emergency involving damaged nuclear reactors, have generated headlines around the world and persuaded some that natural

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    Submitted: May 4, 2011 By: thelord
  • Against Iimitation

    Against Iimitation

    Life, an awe inspiring sequence of events that provokes love, hatred, generosity and joy that once examined in fine detail brings itself to each harmonious climax. But what if life remains unexamined? The love, the hatred, the generosity and the joy remain still and motionless without any release, and life is no longer worth living. Therefore, the unexamined life is not worth living. By defining the examination, the worth and the life, we can give

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    Submitted: May 12, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Age of Reason

    Age of Reason

    The Age of Reason was a period in time during the 18th century in Europe and America when man become enlightened by reason, science, and humanity. The people involved with the Age of Reason were convinced that human reason could discover the natural laws of the universe, the natural rights of mankind, and the progress in knowledge. Each philosopher had his own ideas and theories about the world, nature, and human beings in general, and

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    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: Jack
  • Agnostic

    Agnostic

    I believe that I am agnostic because I don't know what to think about religion. When it comes to saying whether I believe in God or not, I feel that I have not yet come to a complete understanding of God's existence. This tends to be a vicious cycle which constantly runs through my head. Ever since I can remember, I was taught through my family and church that this being does exist, but as

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    Submitted: January 10, 2009 By: July
  • Agnosticism

    Agnosticism

    "Agnosticism is the philosophical position that it is impossible to know about the nature or existence of God." The term was invented in 1869 by Thomas H Huxley from the Greek "agnostos". So one can define the difference between an Atheist and an Agnostic is simply as the Atheist emphasizes that there is no God, whereas the Agnostic maintains only that he does not know. Agnosticism is not a position one can take like theism

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    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Steve
  • Agnosticism

    Agnosticism

    I believe that I am agnostic because I don't know what to think about religion. When it comes to saying whether I believe in God or not, I feel that I have not yet come to a complete understanding of God's existence. This tends to be a vicious cycle which constantly runs through my head. Ever since I can remember, I was taught through my family and church that this being does exist, but as

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    Submitted: March 4, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Aids Research

    Aids Research

    This study used content analysis to identify dominant AIDS-HIV themes in the manifest news content of AP, Reuters, AFP, ITAR-TASS, and IPS. A systematic random sample of AIDS-HIV stories disseminated by the five wire services between May 1991 and May 1997 (both months included) was obtained. This decade was selected because several empirical studies of coverage in the 1980s have been conducted; however, few studies examine the 1990s. The decision to examine the print news

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Air Guitars

    Air Guitars

    Air guitars are similar in shape to normal guitars, with the notable difference that they are made entirely out of air. Air guitars typically have 6 strings and 24 frets. Although acoustic air guitars are available, electric air guitars are by far the most popular. Occasionally though, I enjoy strumming on a nice piece of coconut lens tape, just for laughs. It is understood that the first performance involving an Air Guitar was at a

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    Submitted: January 8, 2010 By: regina
  • Aladdin’s Lamp

    Aladdin’s Lamp

    FIrst of all, the "technology" I describe is completely BS. I have no idea if it would really be like what I describe. It's just "science fiction". Science fiction, however is what leads to science fact... so who knows. This thing wouldn't have to be a physical object either, that's just my romanticized version of it... it would probably just be a program on the internet? who knows... It would be a computer, but it

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    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Alexander’s Divinity

    Alexander’s Divinity

    What evidence is there that Alexander may have believed that he was of divine descent? And how convincing would this evidence have appeared to one of his followers? From studying the sources of the ancient world that talk about Alexander The Great, it is clear that many of them present Alexander as being some type of heroic figure or Demi-god. However you could question whether Alexander believed this himself. Only by studying his actions and

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: regina
  • Alfie Kohn’s Beyong Discipline

    Alfie Kohn’s Beyong Discipline

    Alfie Kohn’s Beyond Discipline About Alfie Kohn: - A former teacher who is now a full-time writer and lecturer. - Wrote several influential books and published numerous journal articles relating to motivation, grading, discipline, and developing caring people. - Recognized as one of the most original thinkers in education - www.afliekohn.org Kohn’s Contributions: - Instruction should be based off constructivist theory. o Constructivist Theory holds that students cannot receive knowledge directly from teachers but rather

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    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Top
  • Alienation for Lost Marxists - Hell for All the Rest

    Alienation for Lost Marxists - Hell for All the Rest

    ALIENATION FOR LOST MARXISTS HELL FOR ALL THE REST By: SARTRE Economic determination is essentially based upon a flawed notion of human nature. After decades of rehashing the major themes of Marxism, we are left with a void in anthropological insight, mutations in evolutionary dogma and social futility in oppressive governmental regimentation. The confined alignment of existence that Karl Marx assigns to man, requires that God becomes a fatality of an economic order of contrived

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    Submitted: January 20, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Alienation in a Modern World

    Alienation in a Modern World

    There is a philosophy that all people will have an encounter with in their life, whether they witness it in popular culture or exercise it on a daily basis. This philosophy plays a part in how people interpret the world they live in, why they believe in the things they do, and how they react to a dehumanized world. There is no single definition for Existentialism, but there are a set of principles that adhere

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Allegory of Cave

    Allegory of Cave

    Plato Book VII of The Republic The Allegory of the Cave Here's a little story from Plato's most famous book, The Republic. Socrates is talking to a young follower of his named Glaucon, and is telling him this fable to illustrate what it's like to be a philosopher -- a lover of wisdom: Most people, including ourselves, live in a world of relative ignorance. We are even comfortable with that ignorance, because it is all

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    Submitted: May 13, 2010 By: Top
  • Allegory of the Cave

    Allegory of the Cave

    The Allegory of the Cave can be interpreted in a number of different ways. Plato begins the allegory by very clearly describing the picture of a cave along with everything that is happening inside of that cave. The image he explains is of people who are chained to a wall and can see nothing but shadows of people passing behind them which are cast by the fire. The significance of this image can be understood

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    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Anna
  • Allegory of the Cave

    Allegory of the Cave

    What is truth? What is the truth, of what truth is? There are many answers to this question. Each answer may lie different, inside of each person. Only you know what truth is to you. In this essay I will describe what truth is to me, how I verify truth, and whether I believe truth to be good or bad. I will then compare and contrast my idea of truth, to that of Plato's truth,

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Victor
  • Allegory of the Cave

    Allegory of the Cave

    while on Earth. What is meant by that is in death we break the chains? The Allegory says that it is painful to break the chains, and in most cases death is not pleasant but painful. Once out of the chains, there is indecision, what to do, where to go. Only when the sunlight is spotted from the cave entrance does one know where to go. Again death echoes this same pattern. Many say after

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    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Max

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