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  • Man’s Search for Meaning

    Man’s Search for Meaning

    Man's Search for Meaning Viktor E. Frankl Dialectic Journals 1. "Man is a being that can get used to anything." I think this means if a person is put through domething for a long enough time that they can get used to it no matter what. People in concentration camps for example were starved and beaten and made to do hard labor all day. At first the prisoner thought it impossible to do since they

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Top
  • Mao Tse Tung

    Mao Tse Tung

    Few people in history deserve sole credit for changing the fate of an entire nation. One of them is Mao Tse-tung, the man who rose from the peasantry to become the pre-eminent revolutionary theorist, political leader and statesman of Communist China (CNN, 2001). Mao Tse Tung was born on December 1893 in a village of Shaoshan in Hunan Province (China's south). His family is wealthy peasant farmers. He has one sister and two younger brothers.

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    Submitted: May 3, 2010 By: Monika
  • Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius was born on April 20, 121 AD into a family of royalty. His uncle and adoptive father, Antoninus Pius, was the emperor of Rome. Aurelius, too, was trained from birth to be a great ruler like his father. At age eleven, he dedicated himself to religion, although he considered philosophy to be the "true, inward" religion, one which did not require ceremonies necessary in others. He was appointed by Emperor Hadrian to priesthood

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius Antoninus is regarded as one of the greatest emperors in Roman history; he is numbered among the "Five Good Emperors." Marcus ruled the vast empire from 161 to 180 AD. A highly intelligent man, he stands out as one of the greatest intellectual rulers in Western Civilization. Although a great military leader, Marcus was impressed with a firm desire for peace that manifested itself in his philosophical writings. Marcus was born in Rome

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    Submitted: March 11, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Marijuana Should Remain an Illegal Substance

    Marijuana Should Remain an Illegal Substance

    MARIJUANA SHOULD REMAIN AN ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE Marijuana has become a more and more acceptable drug over the past few years despite its many side effects, not only on the user, but also on society as a whole. Due to these side effects on society and the marijuana user, it would be in the best interest of everyone that marijuana remains an illegal substance. On one side of the issue you have marijuana users saying that

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Steve
  • Marix

    Marix

    Because Christianity is the predominant religious tradition in the United States, it is only natural that Christian themes and interpretations of The Matrix will also be dominant in discussions about this film series. The presence of Christian ideas in the the Matrix films is simply undeniable, but does this allow us to conclude that The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded are Christian movies? First, let's review some of the obvious Christian symbols that appear in

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    Submitted: June 7, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.

    Dream. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. A dream of freedom, of complete brother hood, the true American dream, the dream of full equality. King was one of history's most influential leaders of racial justice. King organized marches, speeches, and much more to motivate the Africans of America to fight for their rights. His political philosophy and strong beliefs helped lead our nation to the racial justice we have today. Dreams King speaks of

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    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Mike
  • Marx and Mill

    Marx and Mill

    It has long been argued which social structure and government is right for a society. The philosopher Karl Marx argues that Communism is the best choice for government for a society while philosopher John Stuart Mill argues that the best choice for government is democracy. They both make strong arguments for their choices of government, but they both share a common theme and that is that their form of government is designed to help the

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    Submitted: May 8, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Marx and Nietzsche

    Marx and Nietzsche

    Society is flawed. There are critical imbalances in it that cause much of humanity to suffer. In, the most interesting work from this past half-semester, The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx is reacting to this fact by describing his vision of a perfectly balanced society, a communist society. Simply put, a communist society is one where all property is held in common. No one person has more than the other, but rather everyone shares in the

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    Submitted: January 10, 2009 By: July
  • Marx and Nietzsche

    Marx and Nietzsche

    Society is flawed. There are critical imbalances in it that cause much of humanity to suffer. In, the most interesting work from this past half-semester, The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx is reacting to this fact by describing his vision of a perfectly balanced society, a communist society. Simply put, a communist society is one where all property is held in common. No one person has more than the other, but rather everyone shares in the

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Anna
  • Marx and Nietzshe

    Marx and Nietzshe

    Society is flawed. There are critical imbalances in it that cause much of humanity to suffer. In, the most interesting work from this past half-semester, The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx is reacting to this fact by describing his vision of a perfectly balanced society, a communist society. Simply put, a communist society is one where all property is held in common. No one person has more than the other, but rather everyone shares in the

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    Submitted: February 3, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Marx and Private Ownership

    Marx and Private Ownership

    . Marx and private ownership Marx believes that private ownership is unjust because it creates an imbalance in society, that stretchs from unequal distribution, exploitation, and inevitably ending in class conflict. Marx belives that the �liberal’ claim for freedom, development, and progression for the entrupenur, with an open market economy is complex, because basically it divides the mode of production, and the force of production. Wage labourers are forced to work for the middle class,

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    Submitted: April 8, 2010 By: Yan
  • Marx and Religion

    Marx and Religion

    Marx attributed the creation of religion to the domination of the proletariat by the bourgeoisie. He saw it as a product of what he called social alienation. He understood the entire existence of humanity as being “divided against itself by the social-class cleavages of society.” He therefore saw religion as a means to comfort the lower classes and keep them docile. In terms of capitalist societies he understood religion as a way to control labor

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    Submitted: April 28, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Marx and Weber in Perpetuating Capitalism

    Marx and Weber in Perpetuating Capitalism

    The analysis of capitalism allows a researcher to learn a great deal about the different ideologies from countless sources based on experiences though time in many different countries. Two great theorists Karl Marx and Max Weber both have a scope on capitalism and what perpetuates it through which their own experiences and ideas appear. The ideology of capitalism between these two caries within it certain similarities, but while Marx strongly opposed capitalism and expected a

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    Submitted: January 27, 2010 By: July
  • Marx on the American Funeral System

    Marx on the American Funeral System

    Marx on the American Funeral System We live a capitalist life and we die a capitalist death. In our lifetime, we become consumers and workers with a set of ideologies that we like to think we made up by ourselves. Our addiction to commodities and false sense of identity follows us even into our funeral homes. In fact, as Americans we prepare ourselves more for our death than a pharaoh in Ancient Egypt. For instance,

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    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: cristina
  • Marx's Views on Religion Vs. My Own

    Marx's Views on Religion Vs. My Own

    Marx's Views on Religion vs. My Own Karl Marx wrote that religion was, "an opiate of the people." Although those words were not published in The German Ideology, they best describe his various views on religion. Marx wrote that there was a social relationship between the upper class or bourgeoisie and religion. The upper class that owned the means of production used religion as a tool to keep the working class or proletariat, oppressed and

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Jon
  • Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Simmel: The Individual & Society

    Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Simmel: The Individual & Society

    Each of the four classical theorists Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Simmel had different theories of the relationship between society and the individual. It is the objective of this paper to critically evaluate the sociological approaches of each theory to come to a better understanding of how each theorist perceived such a relationship and what it means for the nature of social reality. Karl Marx noted that society was highly stratified in that most of the

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    Submitted: April 14, 2010 By: Steve
  • Marx’s Manifesto

    Marx’s Manifesto

    Marx's theoretical work is the understanding of the nature of human beings and how they have constructed their historical world. Marx is considered a modernist because his views and theories fit the meaning of Modernity, which are human freedom and the right to free choice. To Marx, Capitalism is a barrier to the notion of human freedom and choice. Five aspects of his political theory are: how he views human nature, effects of Capitalism on

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    Submitted: March 30, 2010 By: Jon
  • Mary Ann Warren

    Mary Ann Warren

    Mary Ann Warren and Don Marquis both have different arguments about the morality of abortion. Warren argues that abortion is not immoral and either is killing an infant. Marquis, on the other hand, argues that it is immoral to have an abortion or kill an infant. Warren states that there is no limitation to abortion and it is always justifiable. A fetus or infant are not considered persons. To Warren it is wrong to kill

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    Submitted: January 24, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • 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

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    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

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    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Mastication

    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

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    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

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    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

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  • Matrix

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Anna
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