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  • Historic Folklore

    Historic Folklore

    The Jersey Devil Synopsis: The Jersey Devil is a cryptid that is said to inhabit the Pine Barrens forest in New Jersey. It is also known as the Leeds Devil as it is referred back to its mother, "Mother Leeds" which was a which that had her 13th child and had invoked the devil into it. It is described as a flying biped with hooves, but there are many different descriptions as to exactly what

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    Submitted: May 12, 2010 By: Kenneth
  • History and Trends of Free Market Capitalism

    History and Trends of Free Market Capitalism

    Free Market Capitalism History of Capitalism Free Market Capitalism emerged in the mid to late 1700's and grew in popularity and strength as individuals realized the benefits specialization and trade and antiquated infrastructures began to grow increasingly more capable and efficient. Improvements in travel and transportation, the monetization of individuals and the softening of attitudes towards the promise of a market based system were important obstacles that needed to be overcome before a region could

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    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Jon
  • History Defined

    History Defined

    History Defined History is the explanation of change over time. A constant characteristic of history is that it is grounded in fact and actuality. However, the re-telling of concrete events must be perfectly crafted to provide meaning and efficiently relay experiences. Such crafting requires a number of various artistic literary aspects. History is not so much glorious as it is concrete and faithful- if a given event has occurred than it is possible, but if

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Fonta
  • History of Philosophy

    History of Philosophy

    Philosophy is a vast field. It examines and probes many different fields. Virtue, morality, immortality, death, and the difference between the psyche (soul) and the soma (body) are just a few of the many different topics which can be covered under the umbrella of philosophy. Philosophers are supposed to be experts on all these subjects. The have well thought out opinions, and they are very learned people. Among the most revered philosophers of all time

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    Submitted: January 10, 2009 By: July
  • History of Philosophy

    History of Philosophy

    Philosophy is a vast field. It examines and probes many different fields. Virtue, morality, immortality, death, and the difference between the psyche (soul) and the soma (body) are just a few of the many different topics which can be covered under the umbrella of philosophy. Philosophers are supposed to be experts on all these subjects. The have well thought out opinions, and they are very learned people. Among the most revered philosophers of all time

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    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Victor
  • History of Wanks

    History of Wanks

    posted by Sean Thompson Thu 17th Mar 05) People waiting to get their hands on Sony's PSP handheld will have to hang on for a few more months. Sony has said it is delaying the UK launch of the console because they cannot make enough of them to go round. Gamers all over Europe will have to wait to get a PSP as Sony wants to make sure it has enough of the consoles to

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    Submitted: May 23, 2010 By: Bred
  • History Repeats Itself

    History Repeats Itself

    "History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other."- Philip Guedalla This quote implies that when events happen, we do not learn from them so they happen again. Wars are started and ended with dreadful consequences yet almost as soon as one is ended another begins. Nothing is learned from the mistakes so history repeats itself. Natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and hurricanes occur frequently throughout the world yet we still continue to pollute the atmosphere

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: July
  • Hiv

    Hiv

    From the time I was five years old, I can remember trusting in the finished work of Christ's shed blood on the Cross and His Resurrection over sin and death. I had a sense a presence and knew I was never alone since early childhood. I trusted in that still small voice of the Holy Spirit to guide me. Sometimes I just chose to ignore it. One of those instances where I chose to debate

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    Submitted: January 6, 2010 By: Mike
  • Hobbes

    Hobbes

    Hobbes No one has masterfully argued that people are essentially estranged as Thomas Hobes, the mordant and witty English philosopher. The natural human state, Hobbes maintained, is one of war "of every man, against every man." Where there is no strong central government "to overawe them all," then "men have no pleasure, but on the contrary a great deal of grief, in keeping company." Life in such a state, Hobbes asserted in one of the

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Mike
  • Hobbes and Locke

    Hobbes and Locke

    For the political theorists Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau there came a point in history where people, in order to have security in their persons and maintain a standard quality of life, entered into a social contract with one another and established the first sovereign states. For both theorists the period before the institution of a social contract, what they call the "state of nature", is important in understanding what form this first government took

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    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: Victor
  • Hobbes and Locke Outcome

    Hobbes and Locke Outcome

    Hobbes and Locke Outcome 2 . Thomas Hobbes was born in Wiltshire, England in 1588 just prior to the Spanish Armada. Philosophy is defined by Hobbes as the reasoned knowledge of effects from causes, and causes from effects. Hobbes was educated in Oxford where he learnt about the great classics and also of Aristotle, however Hobbes disliked Aristotle's approach that democracy was the best form of government. Hobbes spent many a year on the continent

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    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Mike
  • Hobbes and Rousseau

    Hobbes and Rousseau

    Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau developed theories on human nature and how men govern themselves. With the passing of time, political views on the philosophy of government gradually changed. Despite their differences, Hobbes and Rousseau, both became two of the most influential political theorists in the world. Their ideas and philosophies spread all over the world influencing the creation of many new governments. These theorists all recognize that people develop a social contract within their

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    Submitted: April 20, 2010 By: Bred
  • Hobbes Descartes and the Science of Man

    Hobbes Descartes and the Science of Man

    Hobbes, Descartes and the science of man In this paper I intend to examine the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes and Rene Descartes, in particular their ideas relating to the science of man, and attempt to explain why their ideas prove that it is not possible to construct a science of man. I will also briefly mention the philosophy of Donald Davidson in regards to a science of man. The theories of Hobbes and the

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    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Hobbes on Moral Duties

    Hobbes on Moral Duties

    Some might claim that a social contract transforms our moral psychology so that we come to act from a sense of duty to others and not just selfishly. In this essay, I will express why Hobbes' theory that people always act from self-interest would not change people's moral psychology. Hobbes argues that being involved in a social contract does not transform our moral psychology, so that we act from a sense of duty, but rather

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    Submitted: February 15, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Hobbes Vs Locke

    Hobbes Vs Locke

    * Discuss the relevant differences between Hobbes’ and Locke’s accounts of the state of nature, and examine in particular each author's different ideas of natural law and how each understands individual rights in the state of nature. Whose depiction of the state of nature do you find more plausible? The state of nature is an important feature of the idea of a social contract and on political theory as a whole. In social contract theory,

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    Submitted: November 11, 2015 By: Malcolm Higenyi
  • Hobbes Vs. Rousseau

    Hobbes Vs. Rousseau

    For one to be a good citizen, there are certain expectations a person must follow to achieve this goal. While many people have their own ideas of what makes a good citizen, there is little consensus to exactly what this would be. Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in their books The Leviathan and The Social Contract, create a system of political governing where the citizen plays a certain role and has certain expectations to carry

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    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Hobbes Why Should I Accept Government

    Hobbes Why Should I Accept Government

    Hobbes can be understood as trying to answer the following two questions (i) Why should I (or we) accept law and government? (ii) What form of law and government should I (or we) accept? How does Hobbes answer these questions? Do you agree/disagree with Hobbes? (Provide reasons.) Why should I (or we) accept law and government? How does Hobbes answer these questions? Hobbes’s answer to the key question of “Why should I (or we) accept

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    Submitted: April 22, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Hobbes; Leviathan

    Hobbes; Leviathan

    Hobbes; Leviathan Hobbes wrote the Leviathan and divided it into four different sections. For sake of brevity, I will only discuss the second book in, which Hobbes discusses the Commonwealth. He, like Rousseau, holds up the idea that the people of a society are better off by joining the social contract, which all humans are unintentionally apart of. In Book II, Hobbes asserts that there must be some form of leadership, which holds the people

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    Submitted: March 1, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Hobbesian State of Nature

    Hobbesian State of Nature

    Thomas Hobbes attempted to justify the existence of a state by describing what life would be like without one in his book Leviathan. The central argument in the book describes the conditions that would exist in a state of nature—at a time where there would be no organized government or no laws to influence human behavior. Throughout the book Hobbes attempts to justify his claims about what a state of nature would be like with

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    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: regina
  • Hobbes’ Political Philosophy

    Hobbes’ Political Philosophy

    Hobbes argues that the state of nature is a state of perpetual war of all against all and consequently, the life of man in the state of nature "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short" (xiii, 9). In this paper I will explain Hobbes' arguments that support his claim to the state of nature. I will also assess these arguments and state that they are not valid and, therefore, not sound. I will then talk about

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Max
  • Hobbe’s Law of Nature

    Hobbe’s Law of Nature

    Hobbes claims that we should be moral because of our best interest, which is to do everything we can to ensure our survival. The problem with this is that not everyone is feared of death, as Hobbes assumed. Hobbes' reply to that would be under normal circumstances, it is still our basic instinct to protect and ensure our survival. By definition of Hobbes, the State of Nature is a state where "everyman is in war

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    Submitted: April 6, 2010 By: David
  • Homosexuality

    Homosexuality

    In our class, over the past three weeks, homosexuality and the question of its morality has been asked over and over again with the same three of for answers for why it is or is not moral. The main talking points against homosexual behavior have been first and foremost, the Bible, sanctity of marriage, procreation, and raising a stable family. In this argument, I plan to demonstrate why the ladder three examples are irrelevant, and

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    Submitted: January 20, 2010 By: Edward
  • Homosexuality in the Middle Ages

    Homosexuality in the Middle Ages

    [Back to People With a History] Paul Halsall: The Experience of Homosexuality in the Middle Ages Preface The following is a paper written in 1988. I would change some, perhaps many of the conclusions, and certainly the theoretical approach. In particular I would emphasis the position of large aggregates of human beings [i.e. cities and monasteries] as a necessary but not sufficient pre-condition for homosexual sub-cultures. It should also be noted that this paper stands

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    Submitted: March 13, 2010 By: Mike
  • Hospers: What Libertarianism Is?

    Hospers: What Libertarianism Is?

    Hospers: What Libertarianism Is? John Hospers writes on Libertarianism and defines his views on what he thinks of it and his opinions. First of all libertarianism is the doctrine that every person is the owner of his own life, and that no one is the owner of anyone else's life; and that consequently every human being has the right to act in accordance with his own choices, unless those actions infringe on the equal liberty

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    Submitted: May 13, 2010 By: Bred
  • How Confucianism Relates to Penjing

    How Confucianism Relates to Penjing

    Confucianism is a philosophy that was created in China during a war. It was created to restore the country from disorder and suffering. Confucius had the idea that all people had a place in earth and that they all have a responsibility. His focus was that is doesn't matter if you are good or bad as long as you understand your place on earth and don't try to change that. He stressed this because when

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    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Jack
  • How Does an Agent Reason About Lock's Options in a Single-Play Dilemma?

    How Does an Agent Reason About Lock's Options in a Single-Play Dilemma?

    1) How does an agent reason about Lock’s options in a single-play dilemma? In the state of nature, there are four preferences. The first preference is to attack and not be attacked. The second preference is to not attack and not be attacked. The third preference is to Attack and be attacked. The fourth preference is to not attack and be attacked. 2) Was Bramhall justified in calling Hobbes’ Leviathan a “rebel’s catechism”? Yes. According

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    Submitted: March 28, 2010 By: Janna
  • How Does Art Change Your Perception of a Metaphysical Concept?

    How Does Art Change Your Perception of a Metaphysical Concept?

    Death is a metaphysical concept that is abstract and theoretical in composition, but doesn't embody a material form. From person to person, there are a vast array of interpretations of what death is and what it means to each individual. There is no single universal understanding of what death is, since it doesn't embody any physical characteristics. I am the kind of person whose opinions are very easily influenced. Whenever I read a book, listen

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    Submitted: February 3, 2010 By: Andrew
  • How the Night Sky Was Explained (aboriginal, Egyptian, Babylonian)

    How the Night Sky Was Explained (aboriginal, Egyptian, Babylonian)

    Aboriginal The Aboriginal explanation of the night sky involved stories from the dream time to teach them about weather, location of types of food, and the behavioural codes of their kind. For though many stories could be passed down, the night sky was used as a record of past events. The Aboriginal people had depended upon a culture of song dance and ritual for about 40 thousand years, though the stars intrigued the Aboriginals as

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    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • How to Check to See If Someone Is Plagiarising

    How to Check to See If Someone Is Plagiarising

    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Therefore, All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Mike
  • How to Mummify a Pharaoh

    How to Mummify a Pharaoh

    Page | 1. Direction words: Question 1: Identify Question 2: Use, to read, submit, note, do Question 3: State Question 4: Explain Question 5: Quote, identify, state Question 6: Describe, explain, give, to illustrate Question 7: Choose, copy out, state, state, state, write, express, provide Question 8: Choose, give, analyze, to do, to show Question 9: Find, give, write out, identify Question 10: Repeat Question 11: Write out, give, explain Question 12: Find, give, write

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    Submitted: November 23, 2015 By: rodicelul
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