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  • Summary of the Dialogue of Theaetetus

    Summary of the Dialogue of Theaetetus

    Summary of the Dialogue At the gates of the city of Megara in 369 BC, Eucleides and Terpsion hear a slave read out Eucleides' memoir of a philosophical discussion that took place in 399 BC, shortly before Socrates' trial and execution (142a-143c). In this, the young Theaetetus is introduced to Socrates by his mathematics tutor, Theodorus. Socrates questions Theaetetus about the nature of expertise, and this leads him to pose the key question of the

    Essay Length: 520 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Mike
  • Superiority of Life: Plato’s Just: Individual

    Superiority of Life: Plato’s Just: Individual

    I. Introduction: Superiority of Just Life Under the auspices of Plato it is meticulously established that leading the just, good and happiest life entails living the harmoniously balanced life, which satisfies in proper order the needs of three distinct and integral fragments of the self, as he affirms that a person does not possess a simple essence or form, but is constituted by several elements that comply with their various natural capacities or functions. Within

    Essay Length: 1,063 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: regina
  • Supersize Me - Conceptual Analysis

    Supersize Me - Conceptual Analysis

    Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me explores the concept of obesity-by-fast-food among Americans. He also argues that it is the responsibility of the consumers to resist the addictive, available fast food we are trained as children to love. There are a few definitions to consider. In the film, fast food is considered any food that is ordered at a counter and served within minutes of the order. There are commonly accepted examples of fast food: Wendy,

    Essay Length: 1,190 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: May 15, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Surrogate Motherhood

    Surrogate Motherhood

    Surrogate motherhood refers to that condition of a fertile (footnote) woman who has been contracted to become impregnated via reproductive technologies such as donor or artificial insemination. It is that condition wherein that fertile woman also has agreed to transfer her rights on the child to the biological parents after giving birth. This is bounded by a contract that was signed by the contracting parents and the surrogate. The reasons for this generally fall into

    Essay Length: 476 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 11, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Survival of the Fittest

    Survival of the Fittest

    Introduction According to Darwin's Origins of Species that was published in 1859, in the process of nature selection and evolution, the weaker ones will be unavoidably weed out by the stronger ones. His theory had caused philosophers, sociologists, and others began to adopt the idea that human society had also evolved. One of the most well-know theory inspired by Darwin is Spenser's social evolution, popularly known as the Social Darwinism, which centers around the idea

    Essay Length: 2,129 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Mike
  • Sustainability in Hotels and Restaurants

    Sustainability in Hotels and Restaurants

    Ecole Hôtilière de Lausanne SUSTAINABILITY IN HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS Gustav Granberg - 1783748146 Ethics and Responsibility Final Research Paper “As a student at the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, I uphold and defend academic integrity, academic rigor and academic liberty as core values of higher learning. I attest, on my word of honor, that work submitted in my name is my own work, and that any ideas or materials used in support of this work which

    Essay Length: 2,715 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: November 26, 2014 By: gurragr
  • Swinburne


    Swinburne Question: Why is the presence of evil a threat to God's existence? In other words, what is the problem of evil? What is Swinburne's main solution to this problem? Explain a little how this solution works. Do you agree with Swinburne's solution? Why or why not? Richard Swinburne's problem with evil "whether the existence of God is compatible with the existence of evil." (The Problem of Evil, pg. 610). The theodicist, in which Swinburne

    Essay Length: 312 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Mike
  • Symposium Cave Allegory

    Symposium Cave Allegory

    Starting at 210a of The Symposium, Diotima speaks with Socrates about reaching the final vision of the mysteries. She starts talking about a young boy who is starting to be attracted to beautiful bodies. He first loves one body; and then, realizing that all bodies are relatively alike, he begins to love all beautiful bodies. After that, he comes to appreciate the beauty of minds, not caring anymore about physical attraction. After all stages, the

    Essay Length: 338 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: regina
  • Symposium; Eryxmachus’ Views in Relation to Contemporary Society

    Symposium; Eryxmachus’ Views in Relation to Contemporary Society

    Elizebeth Dylan Fisher Honors IT 2101-004 Love and Energy Eryxmachus takes a very different view on love than his colleagues in Plato’s “Symposium.” His model of love doesn’t examine partners or sexual desire, but the physical effects love has. The traditional role of love is challenged by Eryxmachus, “Love isn’t only a human mental response to physical attractions; he influences a great many other situations and circumstances as well.” (Pg20) Eryxmachus’ view of good and

    Essay Length: 795 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Systems


    SYSTEMS A system is a set of data, facts and assumptions that are logically cohesive and are supported by relevant inferences which lead to a logical conclusion. A system is how an individual forms his/her beliefs. Understanding an individual's system is very crucial in understanding the individual's life and beliefs. In the following paragraphs I will show how a system works and explore my own system and show how it affects my life. Human beings

    Essay Length: 1,585 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Talcott Parsons

    Talcott Parsons

    Talcott Parsons was a very revered American sociologist. Parsons came from a very religious and socially aware family. At first studying biology, Parsons soon got attracted to the world of economics and sociology. To get a wide variety of different view, Parsons studied not only in America, but in Europe as well. Parsons began teaching at Harvard where he was exposed to sociological thinking. Parsons influenced all types of Sociology, though his views were considered

    Essay Length: 1,189 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Bred
  • Tantra - Eating

    Tantra - Eating

    Hey, I have a lot of respect for all you guys who like to eat pussy because there are too few of you out there. And I'm not the only woman who says this. Furthermore, some of you guys who are giving it the old college try are not doing too well, so maybe this little lesson will help you out. When a woman finds a man who gives good head, she's found a treasure

    Essay Length: 1,471 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: May 29, 2010 By: Bred
  • Taoism


    Taoism is known to many as the "way" or "path" that is followed. In The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff uses the characters from Winnie the Pooh to explain the basics of Taoism. By observing the actions of the main characters, he decides that the actions of Pooh best describe Taoism. This book has offered an interesting and understandable entry into the philosophical world of the Taoist. According to the author, the most important principle

    Essay Length: 376 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Taoism


    Youe been introduced to a variety of philosophical and religious outlooks in H. B. Mitchell book and videos. Your assignment is to pick ONE of those outlooks, and discuss how it effects our understanding of nature. Specifically, how will the outlook youe chosen be likely to impact our engagement of the ecological crisis that is emerging throughout the world? As we all know, Taoism started way back in ancient China. It is the basic, eternal

    Essay Length: 540 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 1, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Taoism and Confucianism

    Taoism and Confucianism

    Taoism and Confucianism are both very complex and important religions of their time. Both mainly Asian religions, these creeds were more prominent in the times they were developed than they are today. Each of these religions had a certain belief that there was a "Way" that things should happen and should work so that goodness and peace will regulate in the world. Confucius is the founder of Confucianism. His works were taught in the Confucian

    Essay Length: 357 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 1, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Teac


    First management have to be willing and able to provide a work atmosphere where employees are encouraged and able to express open-minded of their opinions, ideas, views, and thoughts without the fear of being ridiculed. Management must be willing to trust in their employees. There are two roles of leadership needed to promote a stronger organization; they consist of employee worth and recognition. These two roles of leadership are open speaking managers of organizations who

    Essay Length: 260 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 20, 2011 By:
  • Teachers and Students

    Teachers and Students

    Patrick McMahan The relationship between teachers and students is one of the most important relationships in society when it comes to the future prosperity and overall wellness of the people within that society. Few people wield more power over the future of a society than the people who teach and the people being taught. Therefore, it is important how teachers and students interact in the classroom because these relations translate after school. I personally believe

    Essay Length: 576 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 26, 2011 By: GallonOfPCP
  • Teaching Philosophy

    Teaching Philosophy

    Teaching Philosophy My entire life teachers have played a critical role in my intellectual, academic, emotional, and personal development. From elementary, high school, to graduate school, teachers have shaped my sense of self and my conception of the world around me. Through positive or negative experiences, I believe education has the power to vastly shape and shift an individual’s life. I have seen this in my own experience. I believe a school, its staff, and

    Essay Length: 281 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Mike
  • Teaching Philosophy

    Teaching Philosophy

    In my teaching career I want to make an influence. There are going to be certain ideas that I try to uphold and other discriminations that I will try not to allow. I know that everyone has their own beliefs and that teachers should do what they cannot to infringe on others, but to try and show them a different way to think so that they have all the information needed to make educated decisions.

    Essay Length: 2,352 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: January 27, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Team Dynamics and Conflict Resolutions in Work Teams

    Team Dynamics and Conflict Resolutions in Work Teams

    Running Head: Team Dynamics and Conflict Resolutions in Work Teams Team Dynamics and Conflict Resolutions in Work Teams By Laura Gilfillan, Robyn Hatch, and Jorge Rodriguez The workplace; a place were many people coexist for at least eight hours a day, usually for five days a week. The workplace can be a fun environment, a hellish pit or somewhere in the middle of the two. Naturally, if every coworker likes, or even loves his or

    Essay Length: 1,472 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: April 28, 2010 By: Mike
  • Tears of a Tiger

    Tears of a Tiger

    Throughout the course of this year we have studied synthesis, the composition or combination of parts or element so as to form a whole. There are three works in particular that reflects my understanding of the word �synthesis.’ The three works discussed in this paper include the short story, “The Rocking-Horse Winner” D.H. Lawrence, the poem, “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost, and “??????????” by blahblah. The content in these texts have an underlying, coherent theme

    Essay Length: 562 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 13, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Technology and the Human Condition

    Technology and the Human Condition

    We cannot know the future, but we see trends happening now that can be projected forward. In 1965, Gordon Moore, co-founder of chip maker Intel, put forth an axiom that became known as Moore's Law. Moore stated that every year since 1959 the number of components on a microchip had doubled. Moore predicted that this trend would continue until 1975. . . He was wrong. The computer industry turned Moore's axiom into a general law.

    Essay Length: 1,707 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: March 13, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Teen Suicide

    Teen Suicide

    Most teens interviewed after making a suicide attempt say that they did it because they were trying to escape from a situation that seemed impossible to deal with or to get relief from really bad thoughts or feelings. They didn't want to die as much as they wanted to escape from what was going on. And at that particular moment dying seemed like the only way out. Some people who end their lives or attempt

    Essay Length: 356 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Anna
  • Teleological Thought

    Teleological Thought

    Teleological Ethics Near the end of World War II, the Americans readied a weapon of horrific proportions, the atomic bomb. The urgent development of the bomb had occurred in deep secrecy because of fear that an Axis member would succeed in delivering the weapon first. A land invasion of Japan seemed inevitable and its cost was estimated at 1,000,000 American casualties, plus countless military and civilian Japanese. The recent invasions of Okinawa and Iwo Jima

    Essay Length: 1,257 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Tell Tale Heart

    Tell Tale Heart

    Saint Thomas Aquinas Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) lived at a critical juncture of western culture when the arrival of the Aristotelian corpus in Latin translation reopened the question of the relation between faith and reason, calling into question the modus vivendi that had obtained for centuries. This crisis flared up just as universities were being founded. Thomas, after early studies at Montecassino, moved on to the University of Naples, where he met members of the new

    Essay Length: 326 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Temporal Motion

    Temporal Motion

    It is often said that Time seems to us to move, to pass, to crawl, and even to fly; that is, Time seems to be in motion. This sensation of the movement of Time is quite universal in human experience. It seems to us that either, Time is moving around/past us or that we are moving through time. Additionally, Time seems to have only one dimension, or direction, which depends on whether, we are moving

    Essay Length: 1,733 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Jack
  • Test


    tes test Permettez, Marseille va encore y croire un petit peu. Condamné à gagner face à Brest après le succès lillois en terre stéphanoise mardi (2-1), l'OM a assumé ce présent de l'impératif pour se donner un futur. Et ce n'était pas si simple, il fallut composer. Les hommes de Didier Deschamps, trois jours après la défaite à Gerland (2-3), dix jours après le nul contre Auxerre (1-1), ont renoué avec la victoire (3-0) parce

    Essay Length: 428 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 12, 2011 By: entrek
  • The 10,000 Hour Rule

    The 10,000 Hour Rule

    The 10,000 Hour Rule The 10,000-hour rule talks about the idea that you need 10,000 hours of practice before you can work as an apprentice and be good at what you do. I understand that a lot of people follow this rule and some do the 10,000 hours of practice. Personally, I do not agree with this idea because I have seen a lot of instances where this rule does not come into effect.

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    Submitted: November 6, 2016 By: acarp089
  • The 21 Drinking Age

    The 21 Drinking Age

    -1- In America, the law is extremely strict with the policy of being 21 or older to have the right to drink. I feel that age is not very necessary when it comes to limitations on drinking. The drinking age should be lowered to a younger age if not lifted all together. I believe that a positive results will come from the drinking age being dropped. In this paper I am going to defend why

    Essay Length: 1,410 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: March 14, 2010 By: Vika
  • The Absurdity of Man

    The Absurdity of Man

    Absurdity is defined as that which is contrary to reason; clearly untrue, unreasonable or ridiculous. It is often a topic in existentialist writings relating to life. This subject is prevalent in Camus' "The Stranger" and "The Myth of Sisyphus." Camus depicts absurdity bringing about happiness or indifference in each of these literary works. In "The Myth of Sisyphus," it is made clear that Sisyphus is aware that his existence is absurd. He is sentenced to

    Essay Length: 293 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 12, 2010 By: Stenly
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