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  • Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

    Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

    Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Probably the most influential thinker at the time, Socrates in the fifth century turned things upside down in Greece. He was the “Big Daddy” of philosophy, with his radical teachings and refusal to take anything at face value. Accepting nothing less than the truth, seeking general knowledge of life, Socrates questioned everyone and everything. His work and teachings burst the political bubble of Athens in the fifth century and it ultimately

    Essay Length: 1,654 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory

    Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory

    The Hierarchy of needs theory is a formation of the needs of an individual person. Basically this hierarchy are based on five level which is classified into Physiological needs, Safety needs, Love/Belonging needs, Esteem needs and Self-actualization needs. It can be illustrated with a diagram 1.0 The Diagram of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. This is diagram are has been developed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper of A Theory of Human Motivation which he

    Essay Length: 1,480 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Mastication


    The greatest weapon the system uses against us all is hopelessness. This weapon is powerful. Majestic. Massive. And completely intangible. It's a concept the system made up and force-feeds you as often as you allow it. Sometimes they sprinkle delicious toppings on top of hopelessness, to make it all easier to swallow. Television. Sex. Drugs. Excesses of a machine that wants nothing more in the world than for you to submit to it. How does

    Essay Length: 289 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Materialism in American Society

    Materialism in American Society

    Materialism in American Society Over the course of the last century America has undergone many societal changes, none of which have had as great an ethical effect as the nation's transition towards ever increasing materialism. Materialism, or the desire for wealth and possessions, has faced virulent opposition for thousands of years from both religious institutions and social activists. Throughout time, materialism has been widely slandered not only as spiritually corrupting, but also as a major

    Essay Length: 1,147 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Math 001 Homework 1

    Math 001 Homework 1

    MATH001 Homework 1 MATH001 Calculus Homework 1 Student Full Name (as shown on LMS e-Learn [10 marks]) Teng Ying Swam HW1.Q1. [10 marks]. Solve the following equation, for

    Essay Length: 751 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 9, 2017 By: swammy
  • Matrix


    Epistemology is the nature of knowledge. Knowledge is important when considering what is reality and what is deception. The movie "The Matrix" displays a social deception in which Neo, the main character, is caught between what he thought was once reality and a whole new world that controls everything he thought was real. If I were Neo, I would not truly be able to know that I was in the matrix. However, it is rational

    Essay Length: 1,266 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 10, 2009 By: July
  • Matt Jackson Gp 101 Commentary on China China, for Most of Its 3500 Ye

    Matt Jackson Gp 101 Commentary on China China, for Most of Its 3500 Ye

    Matt Jackson GP 101 Commentary on China China, for most of its 3500 years of history, China led the world in agriculture, crafts, and science. It fell behind in the 19th century when the Industrial Revolution gave the West clear superiority in military and economic affairs. In the first half of the 20th century, China continued to suffer from major famines, civil unrest, military defeat, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the Communists under

    Essay Length: 1,395 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: March 27, 2010 By: Jon
  • Ma’s Inherent Goodness

    Ma’s Inherent Goodness

    Man's Inherent Goodness By Sarah Is man inherently evil? It is one of those controversial questions that cause the great thinkers of our world to engage in hot-tempered disputes and quarrels. The side that is often favored by the religious-minded and the optimists, the view that man is inherently good, is the stance that I will be defending in this narrative. After all, is not man the creature that laughs at himself? Although there are

    Essay Length: 981 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 27, 2010 By: Wendy
  • McTaggart’s Impressive, but Imperfect Argumet

    McTaggart’s Impressive, but Imperfect Argumet

    McTaggart takes a bold step in trying to disprove the existence of a phenomenon as taken for granted and unquestioned as breathing when he tackles the issue of time. If for no other reason, this quest is extremely daring in its scope, because he chooses to question an entity whose reality has probably never crossed most people's minds. McTaggart's goal in his paper is, on a large scale, to prove that time does not exist.

    Essay Length: 1,208 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Steve
  • Meaning of Life

    Meaning of Life

    We ask ourselves everyday if our life has meaning. We view our lives and others' lives in different ways. I agree with life being viewed as a game, and life as learning is adding meaning to our life. I disagree with life having no meaning at all. Every human being views life differently and believes your life is influenced by different ideas and lessons. Life as a game creates a theory that we can't just

    Essay Length: 1,925 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: January 27, 2010 By: Edward
  • Mech. of Pitching

    Mech. of Pitching

    A baseball pitcher throws a baseball across the plate and the batter hits it to center field, and elderly man pitches horseshoes, a young person spikes a volleyball, student practices driving a golf ball while a college athlete practices punting a football. Once more, as is the case with pushing and pulling, a widely diverse set of activities has a common denominator. Each of these activities involves sequential movement of the body segments resulting in

    Essay Length: 2,404 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Anna
  • Mechiavelli


    Niccolo Machiavelli - Biography Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469 in Florence , Italy. He is known for being a political philosopher, historian, writer, statesman, and diplomat. Machiavelli is best known for his famous, influential work, "The Prince" (1513). This brought him a reputation of: amoral cynicism, being associated with corrupt government, diabolical (Showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil). Machiavellian and Machiavellianism are two concepts coined from Machiavelli's

    Essay Length: 793 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: Mike
  • Media in Politics

    Media in Politics

    Media in Politics It is a reasonable expectation that the media will gather the facts and report the news fairly, accurately and responsibly. The American public relies on the media for a great deal of its information. "The role of the press in American politics has become a major source of discussion and controversy in recent years" (Davis, 1). The question raised in this paper is, "Does the media present the news fairly, accurately, and

    Essay Length: 2,291 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: May 25, 2010 By: Artur
  • Medical Ethics

    Medical Ethics

    Physician-assisted suicide refers to the physician acting indirectly in the death of the patient -- providing the means for death. The ethics of PAS is a continually debated topic. The range of arguments in support and opposition of PAS are vast. Justice, compassion, the moral irrelevance of the difference between killing and letting die, individual liberty are many arguments for PAS. The distinction between killing and letting die, sanctity of life, "do no harm" principle

    Essay Length: 277 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Anna
  • Meditations on First Philosophy: Descartes

    Meditations on First Philosophy: Descartes

    Meditations on First Philosophy By Rene Descartes In Meditation One Descartes doubts the existence of external objects because he has come to realize that many of the things he believed to be true in his youth are in fact false opinions. He doubts the existence of objects because he has used his false opinions as foundations for everything else in life that he perceives to be true. He searches for certainty by doubting the foundations

    Essay Length: 920 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Monika
  • Menniger Vs Lewis

    Menniger Vs Lewis

    Menniger vs Lewis In our present society people tend to despise crime and cherish justice, though crime remains to be a widespread humiliation and an international dilemma. Our prevailing methods for confronting crime are inefficient, unfair and too costly; our prisons are known to be in very harsh and hazardous conditions for the prisoners, but the question to be asked here is "who cares?" From time to time somebody calls for a change in the

    Essay Length: 267 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Meno


    Meno Assignment Plato in answering the question whether virtue can be taught concludes that it (virtue) cannot be taught and it is not innate. Plato ends the dialogue stating that virtue must come from "divine allotment incomprehensibly (without mind)." (pg. 67) This emptiness that Plato leaves us is very consistent with much of his previous dialogues. This vague conclusion was founded on the lack of knowledge of what virtue is. This seems to leave one

    Essay Length: 1,070 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Mike
  • Meno


    There is not a great deal of context that is crucial to understanding the essential themes of the Meno, largely because the dialogue sits nearly at the beginning of western philosophy. Socrates and Plato are working not so much in the context of previous philosophies as in the context of the lack of them. Further, this is very probably one of Plato's earliest surviving dialogues, set in about 402 BCE (by extension, we might presume

    Essay Length: 1,752 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: Monika
  • Meno’s Paradox

    Meno’s Paradox

    What is Meno's Paradox? First, who is Meno? The Meno is one of the earlier Platonic writings, which include Socrates and which look to try to define an ethic, in this case virtue. Meno himself is seemingly a man who is greedy for wealth, greedy for power, ambitious, and a back-stabber who tries to play everything to his own advantage. Meno starts by questioning Socrates. Can virtue be taught? Socrates says to Meno, well, what

    Essay Length: 735 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Max
  • Mental Illness Is a Disease

    Mental Illness Is a Disease

    Mental Illness is a Disease Jaquetta Espinosa Essentials of College English COMM 215 Linda Camp September 17, 2005 Mental illnesses are valid and treatable diseases. People have proven those mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia are illnesses of the brain. Mental illnesses should be taken care of similarly to general medical disorders, with medication and behavioral treatment. Some Americans believed mental illness is not a disease. Is mental illness a disease? Mental illness is a disease.

    Essay Length: 696 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Janna
  • Merciless Dogs

    Merciless Dogs

    Ever wonder why politicians are merciless dogs? Of course you have. Well, here's the answer. Machiavelli's classic text on acquiring and maintaining political power laid the foundation for modern politics, for better or for worse, and remains its bedrock. Machiavelli was an Italian patriot and a long-time member of the Italian hierarchy as a sort of political consultant, having been recently ejected from his position when he wrote this manual. Italy was then in a

    Essay Length: 1,088 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 7, 2010 By: Max
  • Mercy Killing

    Mercy Killing

    "Euthanasia is often called "mercy killing". It is intentionally making someone die, rather than allowing that person to die naturally. It is sometimes the act of ending someone's life, who is terminally ill, or is suffering in severe pain. Euthanasia is mostly illegal in the world today. Euthanasia can be considered a form of suicide, if the person afflicted with the problem actively does it. The person volunteering to commit the act to that person

    Essay Length: 283 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Mike
  • Metaphoric Criticism of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Metaphoric Criticism of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    One of the most memorable and prolific speeches of the twentieth century was delivered on August 28, 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in our nation's capital. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of a dream in which the social norms at the time would shed away and life would take the form of the America originally envisioned by its founding fathers. It was this speech that portrayed the struggles of African Americans

    Essay Length: 1,708 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: July
  • Metaphysics


    Metaphysics has been given many definitions over the years, Aristotle says that it is the science of being as being, or the study of everything that can be. Another definition given to metaphysics is the science of the most universal conceptions. My personal favorite would be metaphysics is the science of the most abstract conceptions. This, to me, is saying that metaphysics is the study of ideas real physics does not solve, things that cannot

    Essay Length: 276 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Metaphysics


    Metaphysics can be defined as an attempt to comprehend the basic characteristics of reality. It is in fact so basic that it is all inclusive, whether something is observable or not. It answers questions of what things must be like in order to exist and how to differentiate from things that seem real but are not. A common thought is that reality is defined as what we can detect from our five senses. This type

    Essay Length: 738 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 29, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Metaphysics : Plato Vs. Aristotle

    Metaphysics : Plato Vs. Aristotle

    What is real? Am I really alive? Is this really reality? These are just some of the questions metaphysics attempts to answer, as metaphysics is defined as "the branch of philosophy investigating what is really real" (Mitchell 24). Plato and Aristotle both had brilliant minds each in their own rights. They attempted to answer the questions of metaphysics, although, they both had different concepts of reality, this despite the fact that Aristotle studied under the

    Essay Length: 782 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 10, 2010 By: Vika
  • Metaphysics and Borges Tlon

    Metaphysics and Borges Tlon

    Man I am glad that our world is intelligible! Enjoy! Jill Weglarz Metaphysics paper 8c In his excerpt of Tlon, Borges speaks about the discovery of a nation called Uqbar and exhibits much interest in it. He attempts to conduct research on it, however, fails miserably and can only find a single encyclopedia that mentions it existence. Some years later, Borges comes across an encyclopedia called the first encyclopedia of Tlon. He becomes fascinated with

    Essay Length: 659 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Artur
  • Metaphysics of the Trinity

    Metaphysics of the Trinity

    Metaphysics of the Trinity by Augustine In order to try to grasp the Doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity Saint Augustine presents to us it’s Metaphysics. The Catholic Church believes that God reveals Himself to us in three ways: Sacred Scripture, Creation and Tradition. Scripture: “Then God said…” (Genesis 1:3) and “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God…All things came to be through Him without

    Essay Length: 1,853 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: May 8, 2010 By: Mike
  • Metaphysics of the Trinity by Augustine

    Metaphysics of the Trinity by Augustine

    Metaphysics of the Trinity by Augustine In order to try to grasp the Doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity Saint Augustine presents to us it’s Metaphysics. The Catholic Church believes that God reveals Himself to us in three ways: Sacred Scripture, Creation and Tradition. Scripture: “Then God said…” (Genesis 1:3) and “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God…All things came to be through Him without

    Essay Length: 1,853 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Method


    Al Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth, was just what the public needed. Not only does it break down global warming to its basic concepts such as the greenhouse gas effect and how the carbon dioxide release from the combustion of fossil fuels affects it, but it also details the global effects that will take place if carbon dioxide levels begin to rise. Throughout the movie, Al Gore uses strong visuals to help emphasize his point.

    Essay Length: 275 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 11, 2011 By: elaisevilla
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