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  • Artemis


    Artemis, the Greek goddess of wildlife and fertility, had a very important role in Greek mythology. She did many things to people to protect what she believed in and cared about. Although she was worshipped a very long time ago, she is still very well known today. The daughter of Leto and Zeus, and the twin of Apollo, Artemis is the goddess of the wilderness, the hunt and wild animals, and fertility. She was often

    Essay Length: 700 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 23, 2010 By: Bred
  • Arthur Ashe and Robert Finn

    Arthur Ashe and Robert Finn

    In 1992 Arthur Ashe, the first black man to win the U.S. Open, announced at a press conference that he was HIV positive. He had been previously tipped that U.S.A today had been informed of the situation, and was going to print the story, and beat them to the chase. Later on that year Arthur Ashe spoke vividly about the situation and revealed the press, that he felt forced into clarifying his situation after the

    Essay Length: 497 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 28, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Arthur Dyck’s Paper an Alternative to the Ethic of Euthanasia

    Arthur Dyck’s Paper an Alternative to the Ethic of Euthanasia

    The topic of euthanasia raises many moral questions as it involves a deliberate action or inaction which causes or allows for the death of a person. This action or inaction is done for the benefit of a person suffering from a painful, terminal illness by painless means such as a lethal dose of medication or the withdrawal of life sustaining treatments. Philosopher Arthur J. Dyck has published many objections to euthanasia, claiming that it is

    Essay Length: 1,845 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: February 4, 2019 By: maddien
  • Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial Intelligence

    With it now being 2006 the technological advances within our society are phenomenal, branching from medical technology that include life saving devices such as artificial heart valves to D.N.A evidence that convicts suppressors of justice. The same advances in technology are also prevalent for Artificial intelligence; we now have robots and machines that are partially capable of displaying and expressing human characteristics and attributes. My view of reality and the reality that is presented in

    Essay Length: 267 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: Mike
  • Assays on David Hume's an Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals

    Assays on David Hume's an Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals

    Assays On David Hume's an Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals Hume was the first thinker to point out the implications of the "representative theory of perception." He had inherited this theory from both his rationalist and empiricist predecessors. According to this view, when one says that he/she perceives something such as an apple, what it actually means is that the one has in the mind a mental idea or image or impression. Such a

    Essay Length: 659 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Anna
  • Assesment of the Apology

    Assesment of the Apology

    Assessment of the Apology At this point in the Apology, Socrates is still being interrogated by the Athenian jury for his suspected crimes of heresy, sedition and corruption of the youth. It is also at this point that the final verdict on Socrates is presented and he is offered to defend himself. During this scene, Meletus also ask the jury for Socrates to be put to death and Socrates refuses to beg for mercy and

    Essay Length: 1,500 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Mike
  • Assess Hume's Reasons for Rejecting Miracles

    Assess Hume's Reasons for Rejecting Miracles

    Assess Hume’s reasons for rejecting miracles (35) For the 18th century philosopher David Hume, a miracle was a ‘violation of the laws of nature’, to which Hume argued that such miracles could not happen due to the improbability when compared to the laws of nature (probability argument). Hume equally presented a series of practical arguments that he used to show the impossibility of miracles and how their testimony are not to be trusted. Hume’s reasons

    Essay Length: 1,621 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: March 24, 2016 By: csainsbury
  • Assess Utilitarianism

    Assess Utilitarianism

    Utilitarianism, a form of consequentialism, is a philosophy that advocates mass pleasure for the majority. Although some utilitarian theories seek to maximise pleasurable consequences, (Hedonistic Utilitarianism, Act Utilitarianism), others seek to encourage rules that are seen as “right” (Rule Utilitarianism). However, all types of utilitarianism are defined by the principle of utility - “…the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest number of people”. Two proprietors of utilitarianism are Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill,

    Essay Length: 1,403 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 24, 2009 By: Mike
  • Athletic Scholarship. the Good & Bad

    Athletic Scholarship. the Good & Bad

    Athletic Scholarship. The good & bad Athletes are dominated, managed, and controlled. They do not receive a wage compensation for their contribution to economic returns. Athletes are sometimes mistreated physically and mentally; and denied rights and freedoms of other citizens. The debate over whether or not to pay collegiate athletes, specifically Division 1, has increased greatly. Many people believe college athletic associations; such as the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Associations) treat college athletes unfairly. College

    Essay Length: 1,739 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Atoms


    The beginning student of chemistry must have a knowledge of the theory which forms the basis for our understanding of chemistry and he must acquire this knowledge before he has the mathematical background required for a rigorous course of study in quantum mechanics. The present approach is designed to meet this need by stressing the physical or observable aspects of the theory through an extensive use of the electronic charge density. The manner in which

    Essay Length: 676 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: Bred
  • Atonement Ethics

    Atonement Ethics

    Atonement is to compensate, amend or satisfy a wrong. Briony is the one responsible for the wrong act that needs atoning. A lot was running through this thirteen year old mind before setting out with this act. Firstly, she witnessed what seemed to her as sexual apprehension between her sister, Cecilia, and Robbie at a water fountain outside her window. After seeing her sister stripped down to her underwear, she misunderstood this as aggression on

    Essay Length: 487 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Steve
  • Augustine - Infinity and Time

    Augustine - Infinity and Time

    The question that I will be dealing with here concerns infinity and time, in dealing with this question we shall be focusing mainly on St .Augustine’s conception of these ideas though other references shall be made. The first concept that should be grappled with is the perception of time itself. Time to a great degree is memory based. Now Augustine mentioned that when dealing with everyday things , there are some experiences that can only

    Essay Length: 1,395 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Augustine’s View on Beauty

    Augustine’s View on Beauty

    Many will agree that beauty is an important part of life. From artwork to nature to physical beauty, we, as humans place beauty fairly high as something of importance. Augustine's view of beauty is rather simple: Beauty is a good thing, as long as it doesn't get in the way of your search for God. Augustine says that "physical beauty must not so delight you that you want to find your happiness in it. What

    Essay Length: 648 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: regina
  • Austins Theory of Law

    Austins Theory of Law

    Laws in the most general sense are rules made by one intelligent being for the guidance of another intelligent being, the former having power over the latter. - All laws are a species of command, a command being an expression of a wish or desire that some other person do something. Commands can only be issued by one who has the power and intention to inflict a sanction in the event of disobedience. - A

    Essay Length: 378 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 16, 2010 By: Vika
  • Autistic Persons Introduce an Innovative Way of Thinking

    Autistic Persons Introduce an Innovative Way of Thinking

    Autistic Persons Introduce an Innovative Way of Thinking Although "autism" brings to mind a picture of a child-mute, rocking, screaming, inaccessible, cut off from human contact; it seems that they can bring a new prospective to the world. This is a prospective that other people are not capable of seeing, because they are too verbal in their own ways of thinking. Because autistic people think so differently from the rest of the population, we have

    Essay Length: 463 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Top
  • Axiology


    Life is a characteristic of everything on this planet which is capable of growth, development, and reproduction. Imagine a life where you find yourself having a child; a product of poor contraception or even perhaps a rape. Now you are forced to raise this child in a home obviously not suitable for an up bringing of something so delicate and so fragile. With food being scarce, a poor education, and with no appropriate shelter or

    Essay Length: 1,176 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: Anna
  • Ayn Rand: Self Interest

    Ayn Rand: Self Interest

    Ayn Rand: Self Interest Ayn Rand was a Russian-born American novelist and philosopher of the 20th century. She is widely known for being a passionate advocate of her philosophy: objectivism, which is the right to act in furtherance of one’s own life. Her philosophy is that man’s own happiness is the purpose of his life. It is not the right to have one’s life protected, or to have one’s survival guaranteed by any other human

    Essay Length: 1,229 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 11, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Ayyavazhi Philosophy

    Ayyavazhi Philosophy

    Ayyavazhi அய்யாவழி (Tamil: "path of the father"), a Tamil monistic religion that originated in South India in the mid-19th century. The 'zhi' (ழி) in the word, 'Ayyavazhi', is a retroflex, ri. Ayyavazhi functions autonomously. But since it was not recognised as a separate religion it was officially considered as an offshoot of Hinduism. Though it has not received official recognition, it has evolved into a distinctive religious phenomenon, making its presence felt in India's southern

    Essay Length: 2,819 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Baha'i Faith Comparative Research Paper

    Baha'i Faith Comparative Research Paper

    Jason Cosio March 20, 2017 Baha’i Scriptures and Thought Professor Nader Saiedi Final Research Paper: Regarding Heaven and Hell If we take a look at some of the dominant religions throughout the world today including Judaism, Christianity, Baha’i faith, and Hinduism, we can see that they all describe a common conception: the idea of Heaven and Hell. Although it would be very interesting to include all of the religions of the world while analyzing the

    Essay Length: 1,892 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: June 10, 2018 By: jcosio10
  • Bakhai and Siddhartha

    Bakhai and Siddhartha

    1. Citing passages, page references, and edition, identify and discuss passages in Bakkhai and Siddhartha that suggest mysticism and passages that suggest pantheism. Pantheism is the belief that everything is God and that God is everything. God is not only inside the world, He is the very world process and this provokes the view of the natural process as divine. In the Bakkhai, Euripides reveals the concept of pantheism through Agave as she is enraptured

    Essay Length: 318 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Yan
  • Balance Scorecard

    Balance Scorecard

    WHAT IS A BALANCED SCORECARD? A balanced scorecard is a performance-measuring method that focuses on tracking key metrics grouped according to a set of broad performance areas (e.g., internal processes, financial performance, and customer satisfaction) that constitute a balanced view of the organization. Typically, during the strategy-development process, senior management defines the organization's goals and measures progress based on these areas. They then identify four or five key performance indicators within each area. The purpose

    Essay Length: 413 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 4, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Baseball Ritual

    Baseball Ritual

    "Baseball Magic" The use of ritual magic is to ensure success over activities in which uncertainty and limited control exist. In baseball, players tend to have daily rituals which are seen as superstitious in order to ensure good performance. Players may eat the same meal in which they won last time, or touch jersey and fix cap after every pitch and so on. These rituals are seen with hitters and pitchers the most. Baseball and

    Essay Length: 496 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Basic Problem with Evil

    Basic Problem with Evil

    Basic Problem of Evil The problem of evil is an argument for the nonexistence of God. The basic argument from evil against the existence of God goes as follows: premise one states God is perfect, premise two states a perfect being would not allow unnecessary evil, premise three states there is unnecessary evil and therefore the conclusion is there is no God. Presumably, if there where such a perfect being, namely God, He would not

    Essay Length: 891 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 28, 2009 By: Victor
  • Batik Lasem Urang Indramayu

    Batik Lasem Urang Indramayu

    Batik Lasem Urang Indramayu Batik indramayu, sering juga disebut batik Dermayon (dermayu-dermayu an-dermayon) / batik Poman (Paoman-Poman) tergolong beraliran pesisir (pantai utara Jawa). Selain pengaruh budaya lintas etnis. Menurut Babad Lasem karangan Mpu Santri Badra, keberadaan batik di Lasem bermula dari kedatangan Laksaman Cheng Ho pada tahun 1413 M. Anak buah Cheng Ho bernama Bi Nang Un turut menetap di Lasem bersama istrinya, Na Li Ni. Nah, dari kepiawaian tangan Na Li Ni inilah tercipta

    Essay Length: 374 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 10, 2011 By: gadismanis
  • Beast to Human

    Beast to Human

    In the On the Genealogy of Mortality, Nietzsche presents ideas that seem to have a difference of opinion with everything we as humans have valued for centuries. The process of questioning morality and values seems to be the most promising area of examination that any person can reveal into. It is only in the understanding of why we hold the values we do that we can have true inner peace and hopefully freedom from the

    Essay Length: 1,080 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Becker’s Vital Lie

    Becker’s Vital Lie

    Becker's vital lie starts off with the notion of heroism. Heroism, in this sense, is the drive to have the world aware of our existence. It is universal and inherent in all of us. The two concepts of heroism are narcissism, which is natural self-interest, and self-expansion, which is the desire to sustain our existence. Becker points out that our attempts at getting others to know that we exist stems from our fear of death.

    Essay Length: 1,381 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Being and Becoming

    Being and Becoming

    Being has a much harder time trying to prove itself to the average man. If all matter exists, then it is Being, for it is recognizable as evidently existing. But if it is Being, then it is locked in a stasis existence meaning that Being and Becoming can overlap. But, as stated before, there is no question that change is viewed everyday, so it can not be that only one exists by itself. And Becoming

    Essay Length: 323 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Max
  • Belief


    *FIRST NAME: DO NOT SHOW MY NAME IN MY PROFILE: *LOCATION: *ZIP/POSTAL CODE: *COUNTRY: Select One... USA Afganistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua & Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Azores Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bonaire Bosnia & Herzegovina Botswana Brazil British Indian Ocean Ter Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Canary Islands Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Channel

    Essay Length: 489 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Mike
  • Benefits of Team

    Benefits of Team

    Benefits of team 1. Accomplish projects an individual cannot do - Many projects in the workplace are too large or too complex for one individual to complete alone. 2. Brainstorm More Solution Options - Different people looking at the same problem will find different solutions. A team can review ideas and put together a final solution which incorporates the best individual ideas. 3. Detect Flaws in Solutions - A team looking at different proposed solutions

    Essay Length: 279 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Beowulf and Superman

    Beowulf and Superman

    Beowulf, an anonymous English epic, is an archaic poem written in the times of the Anglo-Saxon reign in England. It speaks of a mighty hero, Beowulf, who through his great courage, strength, and cunning is able to defeat evil and vicious monsters and save his people. Beowulf shows great power and resourcefulness, and in this way is similar to one of my heroes, Superman. Beowulf and Superman have many similarities and differences. Superman and Beowulf

    Essay Length: 719 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 31, 2009 By: Vika

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