Explores existentialist ideas of Nietzsche, Sartre, Freud, Jaspers on freedom, responsibility, existence vs. essence, will, God.
This paper explores the ancient Greek and Athenian concept of the world order and the conception of the human scrutinizing of previous societal, bodily and philosophical inquiry.
An examination of St. Augustine’s life and tribute to his mother St. Monica.
An analysis of Aristotle’s philosophy of what makes a good and complete life.
Examines theories on relationship between religious freedom & democracy, political philosophy, public opinion & individualism in U.S. in 19th Cent.
This paper examines an integral part of the philosophy of mind: Consciousness – the most obvious, yet most mysterious feature of our minds.
Analyzes qualities & actions which comprise ethical behavior, role of education & practice, pleasure & pain; applied to President Jimmy Carter.
Chinese concept of yin & yang, Buddhism’s idea of body & soul, compared to Platonic & existentialist thought.
This paper deals with Rene Descartes’s approach to philosophy. Rene Descartes (1596 – 1650) approach to philosophy was, I think, as much a testament to his era than the text itself. While ancient philosophy focused on social and individual concerns, and medieval philosophy centered on God and salvation, the philosophy of Descartes’ era focused on […]
Examines views on afterlife in Plato’s Phaedo, the soul, death, knowledge and ignorance, spiritual vs. physical and the Forms.
An analysis of individual skill, aptitude, and the ability to do things others cannot and the effects on the philosophy of modernity.
The following essay compares the economic philosophies of Adam Smith and Karl Marx with reference to their historical works.
Discusses the concept of atheism and examines various arguments in favor of the ideal as well as criticism of the theory.
Analyzes Plato’s depiction of Greek philosopher’s trial, self-defense, integrity, spirituality, ideas on individual-state relationship.
A Halakhic analysis of the permissibility of secular studies within the confines of traditional Jewish law.
This paper discusses the way in which religion was used to help maintain power with reference to two works: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Communist Manifesto.
Examines the views of Plato, Martin Luther, John Locke and Karl Marx on political, social, religious and economic equality.
Examined in terms of origins, ideologies, relation to other schools, commodification, aesthetics and representationalism vs. abstraction.
Examines evolution, impact & decline of moral, philosophical & legal doctrine using natural law to justify monarchy.
Examines development of Belgian philosopher’s theories on rhetoric, communication, argumentation.
An examination of Plato’s beliefs in the function of philosophy in life.
The following essay is a discussion on Zen Buddhism with specific reference to Basho’s travel diary entries.
A discussion of collective sovereignty versus individual freedom.
Analysis of Aristotle’s view that the middling class make the best rulers.
Examines 1st Cent. B.C. orator’s views on physical force as necessary political tool of the state.
Addresses the question of what is the problem with evil and how might it be solved
Basic political, educational, ethical ideas of Kant, Descartes, Hobbes, Locke & Bentham.
An examination of ‘the egalitarian society’ and whether it exists and a look at equality between the genders.
A summary and interpretation of the 2001 story, based mainly upon the movie. Ethical issues are addressed and related to a Christian viewpoint.
Discusses major works as expressions of the authors’ struggles to create a better society in times of social decline.
An examination of the theories propounded in two works by this German philosopher with special consideration of his views on capitalism.
An analysis of the character of Aeneas in ” The Aeneid” and a comparison with the Greek heroes, Odysseus and Achilles.
A look at the main point of J.S. Mill’s book, In Liberty and Necessity.
An analysis of the role played by philosophers Jean Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Hobbes and John Locke in establishing our basic concept of liberty.
A look at the philosophies of Aristotle and Plato as they relate to “The Veil of Maya”.
Compares the major ideas of 17th Cent. & 18th Cent. political philosophers on reconciling rights, equality & the need for an orderly society.
An analysis of the concept of justice as seen in this work.
Analyzes author’s ideas on radical difference between moral certainty & scientific knowledge.
This paper uses three philosophers’ models to discuss the ethical questions that arise during war.
Reviews biography of 20th Cent. Austrian philosopher, focusing on personal relationships & influence of Bertrand Russell.
A paper which explores the role of eating and drinking in Homer’s Odyssey
This paper compares natural sciences to social sciences.
Philosopher’s ideas on natural law, founding of society, requirements of contract, self-preservation, rights, the sovereign and general will.
This paper analyzes the place of religious belief in today’s secular society. and asks can they coexist? The author believes there is a place for both.