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A Philosophical Defense of God’s Existence : This 8 page paper discusses the presence of God in the world despite the evil that exists in the world. The argument is based on philosophical arguments rather than religious, and draws on both classic philosophical thought and contemporary theory. Bibliography lists 13 sources. Goddoes.doc

Existence of God Analyzed : This 8 page research paper examines the philosophical inquiry into the existence of God. Specifically evaluated are the positions held by two opposing philosophers, Roman Catholic theologian Thomas Aquinas, who asserted that God exists, and British philosopher David Hume, who contended that there is no proof that God exists. A critique of these arguments is provided, as well as a definitive conclusion as to which is the most convincing. Bibliography lists 7 sources. G-dExist.wps

The Existence Of God / Philosophical Arguments : This 20 page research paper assesses the age-old philosophical question on whether or not God exists. Specifically discussed are arguments presented by such theologians and philosophers as St. Anselm, Thomas Aquinas, Rene Descartes, G.W. Leibniz, Immanuel Kant, and Soren Kierkegaard who argue in favor of God's existence and Baruch Spinoza, David Hume, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell, who argue against God's existence. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Godexis2.wps

Spinoza’s Notion Of God & The Link Between God And Nature : This 7 page paper considers Spinoza’s perspectives on the notion of God and the existence of God in defining an understanding of man’s existence in nature. This paper also considers the arguments of Spinoza as they are in direct conflict with the perspectives of Descartes and considers the presentation of this argument by Spinoza as a challenge against Descartes primary Cartesian premise. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Spinoza.wps

God Does Exist : This 10 page essay addresses the question of God's existence. To prove that He does exist the writer cites numerous philosophers who have written on the issue as well as more recent articles regarding the existence of God. As one of the sources cited said, "Those who try to find substitutes for God not only fail, and often bring down misery on themselves, they throw away something marvelous." Bibliography lists 8 sources. Godexist.wps

Existence of God / Argumentative Essay : A 5 page paper which assumes the writer believes in God, but is presented with an argument denying the existence of a higher power. Over a period of time, no flaws can be found in this argument. Would this cause the person to stop believing in God, why or why not? Bibliography lists 1 source. Godyes.wps

National Philosophy Day: Plato, Descartes and Wittgenstein on Proving God :
A 6 page paper developed around the hypothetical declaration of ‘National Philosophy Day’ -- relating the arguments of Plato, Descarate, and Wittgenstein, all brought to the present by a time machine, and their considerations regarding the existence of God. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Natphild.wps

Comparative Philosophy / Blatchford vs. Stace & Hempel vs. Pierce : 4 pages worth of philosophical essays comparing the theories of Blatchford with those of Stace on various issues concerning freewill, existence, determination, etc; Theories of Hempel and Pierce are discussed as well. No Bibliography. Philosop.wps

Essays in Philosophy / God & Nature of Man's Soul : 3 pages worth of philosophies concerning God's existence and the validity of Western bible myths/stories. Also examined are the nature of man and his soul. Discussed are the applicable theories of Aristotle, Descartes, and Hume. No Bibliography. Philessa.wps

David Hume On Miracles : A 12 page paper that considers Hume's arguments about miracles and the importance of his findings on the essence of religious thought. This paper demonstrates that Hume's argument not only suggests that there is no way of proving the testimony of miracles, but that this also brings into question the existence of God. Bibliography with 6 sources. Miracles.wps

David Hume : In 5 pages the author counters David Hume's claim that God does not exist. "The conclusive evidence that exists all around proves that God does indeed exist. Hume has examined the evidence of God and has turned a blind eye to it. He has made up his mind that God does not exist. He has become prejudice against the evidence of God, and dismissed it simply because he chose not to believe in it." Bibliography lists 2 sources. Dhume.wps

Descartes v. Hume : A 5 page paper that explores Descartes’ linear deductive reasoning versus Hume's composite theories based on cause and effect with regard to human nature. The writer argues that Descartes view was based on reasoning and his view is undermined by Hume's causation. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Deschume.wps

David Hume's Views on Reason & Sentiment in Moral Judgment : This 9 page research paper examines British philosopher David Hume's impressions on the roles of reason and sentiment in making moral judgments. Specifically considered will be an assessment of Hume's conclusion that morality is a concept more properly felt than judged. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Humejudg.wps

The Nature of "Self" : A 6 page research paper and analysis that examines the question: "Does our existence precede our essence?" The writer argues that it does not and substantiates this argument with quotations from Descartes, Hume, Locke and Kant. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Natself.wps

Freewill In The Book of Job vs. The Odyssey : A five page essay comparing Job to Oedipus from Sophocoles "Oedipus The King." Issues such as free will are discussed throughout. No Bibliography. Bookofjo.wps

Rational Arguments for the Existence of God : An 8 page paper discussing philosophical arguments for the existence of God. Bibliography lists 4 sources. arggod.doc

"Can God Guarantee Eternal Happiness?" : 10 page comprehensive philosophical essay on God and Free Will. The theories of Kierkegaard, Hume, and many others are critically examined. No Bibliography. God&fre.wps

Why Petition God? : This 5 page paper addresses this question from the viewpoint that since God is omniscient and omnipotent, why should man pray for anything. Issues discussed include free will, Divine planning and arguments about the usefulness of prayer with examples that relate to everyday life. Petgod.wps

Descartes / First Meditation : A 5 page essay on the meditation of philosophy by Descartes. The author analyzes the arguments for Descartes belief in universal doubt and the existence of God. Desmed.wps

Descartes' Third Meditation : A 5 page comprehensive analysis of Descartes' third meditation in which the philosopher affirms that he is a thinking being who doubts and affirms, denies and knows. From this foundation, Descartes presents and evaluates arguments concerning God's existence. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Descart2.wps

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Anselm Of Canterbury & His Ontological Argument : This 5 page essay briefly reviews the life and work of St. Anselm (1033-1109) who has been known as one of the forebearers of early theological hypothesis. The bibliography lists four sources. Anselm.wps

The Ontological Argument of St. Anselm of Canterbury & Gaunilo’s Response :
St. Anselm of Canterbury’s Ontological Argument, his substantive reasoning for the existence of God, is outlined in his "Proslogion." Though the essential components to St. Anselm’s argument were utilized by philosophers and theologians in later years, including Immanuel Kant, it was not without criticism. Gaunilo, a monk of the abbey of Mamoutier, did not accept the premises presented by St. Anselm, and Gaunilo wrote a his retort to St. Anselm’s suppositions entitled "A Reply on Behalf of the Fool." This 6 page paper presents an overview of the arguments of St. Anselm and then reflects upon the significance of the challenge presented by Gaunilo. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Stanselm.wps

Christianity And Medieval Civilization : A 6 page paper tracing three specific Christian precepts through the Confessions of St. Augustine, Beowulf, the Song of Roland, and Dante’s Divine Comedy. The paper suggests that cultures which were not obsessed with warfare and self-defense fared better at incorporating Christian tenets into their behavioral patterns. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Chriciv.wps

Does God Exist ? : Approximately 80 pages (available in much smaller sections or chapters) containing thorough analyses and assessments of arguments for and against the existence of God. Excellent for studies in religion, philosophy etc; Please send e-mail for more details. Bibliographic references are available. Exist.wps

Philosophy of Determinism Analyzed : This 5 page research paper examines the school of philosophy known as determinism. Specifically discussed are the teachings of Baruch Spinoza, B.F. Skinner and Walter T. Stace to ascertain if determinism is true and if a belief in determinism implies that man does not have to be held morally responsible for his actions. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Phildetr.wps

Freewill vs. Determinism : This 5 page paper discusses whether or not the philosophical concepts of determinism and free will are compatible with each other. Freewill.wps

The Battle Between Freewill & Determinism / Arguing In Favor Of Freewill : In 7 pages the author discusses the age long battle between the doctrines of freewill and determinism. The writer posits that mankind does, indeed, have freewill. Bibliography lists 1 source. Battlefd.wps

Arguing Against the Concept of Freewill : A 6 page philosophical essay in which the writer argues that we can not prove the existence of free will. This is a well-written, well-devised argumentative paper based upon available research. The ideas of Kant, John Calvin, and others are refuted. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Freewill.wps

Free Will / Calvin, Descartes & Hegel : A 6 page paper that considers what the response of these philosophers would be to the question: "does it make any difference whether or not people have free will ?" Bibliography lists 5 sources. Freew.wps

Arguing Against Kierkegaard's Proof of God's Existence : A 3 page analysis of Kierkegaard's philosophy that we reason from existence and not towards existence and therefore God must exist. The writer is extremely critical of Kierkegaard's argument and makes a number of strong points to counter the philosopher's reasoning. No Bibliography. Kierkega.wps

G.F. Leibniz's Theory of Monads : A 4 page critique of Gottfield Wilheml Leibniz's Monad theory which attempts to describe a harmonious universe made up of an infinite number of monads, or units, arranged in a hierarchy and originating in the Supreme Monad, which is God. The writer feels that Leibniz's theory is both vague and overstated-- leaving room open for much question. No Bibliography. Leibniz.wps

G.F. Leibniz's Theory of Monads # 2 : Similar to Leibniz.wps, this 3 page essay looks at some of the reasons for Leibniz's creation of a Monad theory in light of the works of Newton & others. In the writer's opinion, the Monad theory was used to fill some unseen "gap" created by unclear ideas such as gravity. Leibniz2.wps

Ontology as it Relates to Philosophy : A 7 page paper that considers the concept of ontology as it relates to philosophy, with specific concern for the works of Heidegger, Aristotle and St. Anselm. This paper first presents a basic overview of the ontological, and then considers the significance of the ontological argument within the realm of philosophy. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Ontol.wps

Invalidating the "First Cause" Argument for God's Existence : 9 pages analytically assessing the concept of "First Cause." Citing the work and theories of such historical thinkers as Sartre, Hume, and Kant-- the writer presents both sides of the argument and concludes the analysis by determining that the First Cause argument falls short of proving God's existence (note : writer does not attempt to disprove God's existence- only to invalidate the First Cause argument). Bibliography lists 5 sources. Firstcau.wps

A Critique of Paley's "Watchmaker" Argument : 3 pages in length. A short, yet insightful critique of Paley's "watchmaker" argument for the existence of God. The writer briefly presents Paley's logic, discusses the merit of his reasoning, and then proceeds to debate the incompleteness of the philosopher's proposition. While we can say that a person created a clock or a watch, we can not necessarily say with the use of such an analogy that anything even remotely similar to a person designed the universe. After all, a person could not have created the material that a rock is made from...A person could not have create the basic natural elements. A watch exists because a person made it but a watch is not the most basic element--(Further reasoning provided in essay). No Bibliography. Paleygod.wps

St. Aquinas : A 3 page essay evaluating St. Aquinas' argument for the existence of God. No bibliography. Aquinagd.wps

St. Thomas Aquinas : An 8 page paper that presents many of St. Thomas' points in refutation of Aristotelian philosophy, including those on the existence of god, and the dual sciences of philosophy versus the sacred text (i.e., from the Summa Theologica). Bibliography lists 6 sources. Aquinas.wps

Aquinas’ "On The Eternity Of The World" : A 9 page paper which evaluates "On the Eternity of the World" by St. Thomas of Aquinas. This particular work of Aquinas’s is described from the beginning in such a way that illustrates the many different notions that one may obtain in regards to the apparently simple statements that Aquinas makes. As the works are further discovered and discussed there are many issues which are more thoroughly detailed which brings the reader into a position where a much clearer understanding of the statements is attained. Throughout the evaluation of the work there are examinations which detail some of the weak and the strong points made by Aquinas. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Aquinet.wps

Eternity : A 5 page paper discussing the relevancy of time and eternity in relationship to a supreme being, or God. The issues discussed are essentially based on the essay titled "Timeless Eternity" by Brain Davies. The theories discussed address the essential quality of time which is a highly opinionated reality. If time is nothing more than an illusion then God does not exist in any form within such confines as a time frame. The theories addressed within Davies essay are all essentially confining the divine essence and the subject of eternity within human ideas which address the reality of time. No additional sources cited. Diveter.wps

Are Dreams Meaningful ? : This 3 page essay discusses whether or not dreams are meaningful. The writer draws heavily upon the thought of Thomas Aquinas to demonstrate that they are meaningful in terms of how their symbology relates to "real life." Bibliography lists 5 sources. Dremean.wps

Thomas Aquinas’ Concept of Happiness Analyzed : This 12 page research paper examines the conception of happiness in human terms, according to Catholic theologian and philosopher, Thomas Aquinas. Specifically discussed are Aquinas’ views on how what constituted happiness and how man could happily live life. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Aquihap.rtf

St. Augustine : 4 pages in length. Essay discusses St. Augustine's biography and his arguments for God's existence. Augustne.wps

Problems of Religion : A 9 page paper discussing the views of Karl Marx, Frederick Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud regarding the role of religion in the lives of individuals and assessing the success of each in dismissing its perceived worth. Marx forbade it; Nietzsche ridiculed it as outside the realm of reality for the true thinker; Freud accused it of burdening the human race with the guilt with which we all, according to him, struggle. While each of these philosophers believed themselves to be quite successful in making religion disappear for their own purposes, neither could continually keep it at bay. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Reliprob.wps

Marx & Religion : An 11 page research paper which posits that Marx’s theories promoted anti-religious sentiments. The writer explores Marx’s training with Hegel and various views on Marx’s treatment of religion. The writer explores the views of critics who believe Marx purposely left religion out of his theories for the purpose of not confusing the issue of creating a proletarian state, and other critics who view Marx as being anti-religion to the point of stealing his ideas from the Rerum Novarum. Of Marx’s theories explored are "The German Ideology" and the "Manifesto of the Communist Party." Bibliography lists 10 sources. Cnmarxre.wps

Article Review / Demythologization in the Theology of Karl Rahner : A 3 page paper reviewing this article from [The Journal of] Theological Studies. The writer discusses Rahner's particular view of God and his existence in the world. From a metaphysical perspective, Rahner’s attempts to "demythologize" God are for the purposes of making Him a more active presence, one which isn’t restricted to "god-like" events, but one which is with us every day. Full citation for article is provided. Rahner.wps

Chopin’s "The Awakening" vs. Ellison’s "Invisible Man" : A 9 page exploratory research paper investigating the philosophies of determinism and free will, in particular, how these concepts are depicted in two specific works, The Awakening and The Invisible Man. First, explanations of determinism and free will are presented, then a brief discussion about their inclusion in literature. Finally, an exploration and defense for each philosophy in each of the two books is presented. Bibliography is included. Determ.wps

Comparing Josef Pieper’s "Faith, Love & Hope" with "Love Alone:The Way of Revelation" by Hans urs von Balthasar : This 11 page report discusses the viewpoints of two of the 20th century’s leading theologian/philosophers. While von Balthasar presents a more philosophical interpretation of theological and anthropological human events, Pieper (often thought to be the 20th century’s greatest expert on Thomas Aquinas) allows for the application of traditional religious thought in modern life. Bibliography lists only the two books discussed as sources. Piefalov.wps

Fictional, Phil. Conversation Between A Materialist & Me : A 6 page philosophical running dialogue between two individuals, one taking the viewpoint that nothing exists except that which can be proven by the senses, and the other taking the viewpoint that the essence of humanity is its relationship to God. No sources. Material.wps

Influence Of Religion : This 4 page paper presents a debate on whether or not religion is good for man. Religion is seen primarily as a negative influence through the seventeenth century. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Infrel.wps

Pre-Socratic Views On The Soul & The Cosmos : A 5 page philosophical essay looking at the ancient Mesopotamian cultures' efforts to link the soul and the cosmos. Looks at ancient belief systems and analyzes questions regarding what the soul is and how it can be related to the cosmos. No sources cited. Proviews.wps

Pre-Socratic Philosophy : A 6 page paper which considers the pre-Socratic influence on philosophy, including the prominent philosophers Xenophanes, Heraclitus (and his impact on G.W.F. Hegel) and the anticipation of philosophical issues by Empedocles during a period which lasted from approximately 600-300 B.C. Bibliography lists 9 sources. TGphilo.rtf

Hesiod’s View Of The Universe Compared To The Presocratic Philosophers :
This 5 page report discusses the differences in ancient views of the universe and compares Hesiod with presocratic philosophers. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Hesiod2.wps

Hereclitus & Parmenides : A 6 page exposition of the philosophies of these two pre-Socratic philosophers. Hereclitus wrote one major work with which Parmenides took great exception. The writer compares and contrasts the philosophies of these two early philosophers. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Parmhere.wps

Stoic Philosophy Of Ancient Greece : This 14 page paper defines Stoicism philosophy as it existed in Ancient Greece and details its specific school of thought as well as discusses the practitioners and writings of Stoic philosophers. Bibliography included. Stoicism.wps

What Made Stoicism Appealing To The Ancient Greeks And Romans And Why Were Its Ideas Vulnerable To Christianity? : This 5 page report discusses the evolution of Stoicism, its appeal to the ancient Greeks and Romans, and whether or not it has relevance in the contemporary world. Also briefly discussed are some ideas as to why the Greeks and Romans were "susceptible" to the promises offered by early Christianity.Bibliography lists 4 sources. Stoic.wps

Aristophanes / Serious Humor : A 9 page paper showing how there was a serious purpose behind Aristophanes’ comic works. The paper looks at two works in particular -- "The Clouds" and "The Birds" -- and, using some analysis by Aristotle and Freud on how comedy works, examines how Aristophanes used the force of comedy to show his countrymen the foibles of their own character and the world they lived in. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Aristo.wps

Aristophanes' "The Clouds" / Socrates & Strepsiades : A 3 page essay in which the writer describes the inferior intellect of Strepsiades and discusses Socrates' impatience with him. Also discussed are the significance and symbolism of the Clouds themselves with relevance to Socrates' attempts to teach Strepsiades. No other sources cited. Clouds.wps

Socrates’ "Crito" / Or the Duty of a Citizen : This 5 page report discusses Socrates "Crito" and argues that his determination that a person’s duty is to the state before his friends or family is not a logical conclusion or a meaningful decision to make. No additional sources cited. Critduty.wps

If We Were All More Like Socrates : This 5 page report discusses what the world would be like if we were more like Socrates. How would things differ? Would it be a better world? Why or why not? Bibliography lists 2 sources. Socratwe.wps

In What Way Does Socrates Exemplify Virtue? : In 5 pages the author discusses the ways in which Socrates exemplifies virtue. "While making reference to two of Plato's dialogues, the following question: 'The concept of virtue in the Platonic dialogues is very closely connected with the idea of 'excellence'. Keeping this in mind, and given what Socrates says about virtue in the dialogues, in what way or ways does the philosopher exemplify virtue?' is answered." Bibliography lists 6 sources. Socvirt.wps

Socrates / Was He Genuinely Religious? : In 5 pages the author discusses whether or not Socrates was genuinely religious. Based on " 'Euthyphro', 'Apology', and 'Crito', which are works by Plato about his teacher, Socrates, could it be said that Socrates is a genuinely religious man? Why or why not? Yes, Socrates was a genuinely religious man. However, he did not share the religion of the Athenians. He was a martyr to a new, better religion." Bibliography lists 3 sources. Socrel.wps

Plato / Looking At Socrates Through The Great Dialogues : The philosopher is looked at through Plato's eyes in this 5 page analysis of the man's arguments and style. Plato’s The Apology, The Crito, and Phaedo are the three dialogues which are discussed in terms of Socrates's contemplation of the human soul. Socrates is also compared with other historical figures. No other sources are used. Socsty.wps

Plato / Revealing The Life & Philosophy Of Socrates : An 8 page factual essay that looks at the life of Socrates as revealed in the writings of his student, Plato -- and his Five Great Dialogues. The vagueness of where Socrates's ideas end and Plato's begin is discussed as well as the life and nature of Socrates. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Soc2.wps

Plato’s Dialogues / Studying Socrates Through The Eyes Of His Student : A 3 page paper that provides an overview of important points that are relative to the study of Socrates and can be derived from considering Plato’s "Meno", "Protagoras" and "Phaedo." No additional sources cited. Stsocrt.wps

Plato’s Dialogues : A 5 page essay on three of Plato’s Dialogues -- Crito, the Apology, and the Republic, -- analyzing the main thrust of Socrates’ arguments in each. No additional sources cited. Dialogu.wps

Plato’s "Apology" / Wisdom Of Socrates : A 10 page paper arguing that in the Apology, Socrates proves that all he was accused of was misguided wisdom brought about by the belief of his accusers that they were wise, rather than consider the possibility that they had no special claim on wisdom. In the course of that inquisition Socrates not only proves their ignorance, but true to his purpose also uses the opportunity to continue to teach his pupils, despite their designs for him. In this life or death situation, he is able to convey that virtue is important above all else and that knowledge can be achieved by this understanding. However, the pursuit of wisdom is never complete, because even in the last moments of his life, Socrates was still learning the wisdom behind the Oracle’s original message. The primary source is cited. Apology.wps

Plato’s "Apology" / Philosophy or Sophism : A 5 page paper that considers Socrates arguments in response to the call for the death penalty. This paper contends that while Socrates used sophism as a means of supporting his arguments for what he believed he "deserved" for his crimes, this only supported the philosophical premise of his argument. Socpo.wps

Plato’s "Apology" / Was Socrates’ 'Guilty' Verdict Just ? : In 4 pages, the writer attempts to answer this very question. It is believed that in Athenian terms, Socrates was in fact, guilty of impiety and corrupting the young but that the integrity of his accusers needs to be more closely examined. Even in light of this, it is brought out that the concept of 'innocent until proven guilty' did not apply in this case and moreover, Socrates admitted to his own guilt. Thus, there is no reason -- from an Athenian point-of-view,-- to find Socrates 'not guilty' of the charges made against him. A very well-developed argument is provided. No Bibliography. Socrjury.wps

Plato's "Apology" -- Socrates' Defense : A 5 page, in-depth discussion of Plato's "Apology"-- in which the writer explains Socrates' entire defense and its relevance to the socio-political climate of his day. Socrates' logic is analyzed in considerable detail. Bibliography lists 3 supporting sources. Socrapol.wps

Plato's "Apology" / Socrates & His Dichotomous Profiles : A 5 page paper that reflects on the two different and seemingly contradictory profiles of Socrates that become evident in a reading of the Apology. Initially, Socrates seems almost self-effacing, but following the finding of his guilt, Socrates is noisily heroic and refuses to beg for mercy. These contradictory images are presented and demonstrates support for Socrates’ belief that "the unexamined life is not worth living." No additional sources cited. Socang.wps

Plato's Apology / Aristopanes' Clouds : The trial and death of Socrates has been documented in the writings of his admirer and student, Plato. In Apology, Plato gives an account of the trial of Socrates before the Athenian court. Socrates has been charged with corrupting the youth, not believing in the Gods of the City and changing his religious alliance to other, new divinities. This 5 page paper compares the presentation of Socrates by Plato with the Socrates of Aristophanes and asserts that by simply denying that he has corrupted the youth, asserting that he has a personal oracle to which he gives allegiance and invalidating his belief in the Gods of Athens by believing that he can prove the oracle of Delphi wrong if he can find a person who is wiser than he. Socrates, by his own defense, or lack thereof, shows himself to be guilty of the charges. No additional sources cited. Tophanes.wps

Seneca and Socrates – How Far Are Humans Capable of Improving Through Their Own Efforts? : This 5 page report uses the "Apology of Socrates" by Plato and Seneca’s "Letters from the Stoic" to discuss the question of how far humans can improve themselves through their own efforts. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Seneca2.wps

Plato's "Crito" / Fallacies In Socrates’ Arguments : The philosophies of Socrates are presented by Plato in his rendition of the circumstances surrounding Socrates' trial and death. Socrates was given ample opportunity to escape the death sentence by escaping to Thessaly. He chooses to stay and to abide by the decision of the court, regardless that it was incorrect. He presents his arguments to his friend, Crito, when he comes to convince him to escape. Plato was making the point concerning the duty of a citizen to abide by the laws but in presenting them as he did, through the dialogue of Socrates in a fictionalized historical account, there were inherent fallacies within these arguments 5 page paper critically examines the arguments presented. No additional sources cited. Critop.wps

Plato's "Crito" -- Analysis Of Socrates' Decision To Remain In Prison : In this well-reasoned essay of 4 pages, the writer analyzes Socrates' decision to remain in prison and await death-- even when Crito gave him the opportunity to flee. It is argued that Socrates' choice was a logical one in light of his own philosophy : civil obedience was of primary importance and even if his pending execution wasn't morally just, Socrates recognized it as civil law. It is ultimately concluded that Socrates could not have ever justified his own philosophies and be remembered in the same light if he had escaped from prison to save his own life. No Bibliography. Socrapri.wps

Plato’s Crito, Apology, & Republic / The Nature of Truth : An 8 page analysis of three of Plato’s Dialogues, showing how Plato actually diverted our attention from the truth under the guise of revealing it. Considerable emphasis is laid on Plato’s methods, with examples from the three works. No additional sources cited. Critapre.wps

Plato -- The Last Days Of Socrates / Philosophical Analysis : An 8 page research paper in which the writer examines Socrates' indictment and his contempt towards his accusers. It is argued that Socrates might have received a lighter punishment had he not proposed ones that was so markedly sarcastic on his own. The "true" grounds for the attack on Socrates are examined as are the reasons why he refused to flee even when given the chance to do so by Crito. The "practical use of reason" as evidenced by Socrates' own thought & actions is of primary importance to this discussion. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Socrate3.wps

Plato & His Views on Justice : A 9 page overview of Plato's life, contributions, theories, and philosophical importance. The writer highlights a number of key themes including Plato's views on justice as presented in "The Republic," "The Gorgias," and "The Laws." Bibliography lists 5 sources. Platview.wps

A Comparison of Plato & Two Early Greek Philosophers : A 5 page research paper that compares Plato's concept of soul to the early Greek philosophers' concept of arche. The writer argues that Plato reconciled the conflicts of earlier approaches and expanded upon them. Bibliography lists 5 sources. PlaThAx.wps

Plato vs. John Rawls On The Concept of Justice : One component of the definition of justice is the final outcome of the process of law, or the Judicial system whereby justice is distributed by the State. By this definition, justice is the mechanical process of the structure of law - set in place and agreed to by the people of the State. Another definition is concerned with the value inherent in "just" behavior. Simplistically defined, this is synonymous with "fair." The grown-up word for this same concept is "equity." One distinction between these two definitions is the difference between an individual viewpoint and the larger view of society. Either view incorporates the concept of moral judgment; "good" as opposed to bad." This 7 page paper explores the concept of justice as presented by Plato and by John Rawls. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Platoraw.wps

The Trial & Death of Socrates Analyzed : This 5 page research paper explores Plato’s documentation of the trial and death of his teacher, Socrates, in four dialogues, Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo. Specifically explored are the political background of the trial, specific charges levied against Socrates, his answer to these charges, and concludes with an evaluation of his guilt or innocence. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Socdeath.wps

Plato -- Father of Totalitarianism ? : A 15 page report that contains a review of the literature to support a discussion about whether Plato's philosophical theories in The Republic was the beginning of totalitarianism. The ideal government structure as envisioned by Plato is compared to modern day totalitarian governments. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Platotot.wps

Plato's Theory of the Soul : An 9 page paper in which the writer supports Plato's theory that the soul is not only immortal, but also can be either healthy or sick. For Plato, a healthy soul is one that is in harmony with the cosmos and strives for wisdom and knowledge. An unhealthy soul cannot recognize responsibilities to the cosmos, and therefore, does not temper desires with reason. The writer supports these ideas using Plato's own texts, including "Crito," "Phaedrus" and The Republic as well as several secondary sources -- all of which are listed in bibliography. Platosou.wps

Plato’s "Euthyphro," "The Apology," "Crito," & "Phaedo" : A 5 page essay that summarizes the content and basic philosophies of these well-known dialogues by Plato. 3plato.wps

Plato's "Gorgias" : A 5 page paper that demonstrates Socrates' arguments in Plato's Gorgias. The writer reflects on Socrates' contention that oration is closer to flattery than to philosophy. Bibliography lists no additional sources. Gorgias.wps

Plato’s "Gorgias" / Socrates On The Plight Of The Unjust : A 6 page paper discussing the life of the unjust according to Socrates as is written by Plato in "Gorgias." The unjust is often unhappy and lives a life filled with evil. Socrates describes the nature of the unjust and the just. He gives many examples throughout the dialogue of which some have been described below. some weaknesses are also discussed. Bibliography cites the URL from which the full text of Plato’s work was obtained. Gorgia.wps

Plato's "Gorgias" and "Phaedrus" / Rhetoric of Morality & Philosophy : A 5 page paper that demonstrates the essence of truth in determining the epistemological, ontological and axiological arguments in these two works. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Platrhet.wps

Plato's "Meno" / The Immortality of the Soul: A 4 page paper that provides an overview of the arguments of Socrates regarding the immortality of the soul and its implication for inquiry. Plmeno.wps

Plato’s "Meno" / The Paradox of Socrates : A 3 page paper that provides an overview of Socrates' paradox of inquiry and considers the elements that apply to recollection and wrongdoing within the paradox outlined in Plato's "Meno." No additional sources cited. Paradox.wps

Plato’s "Meno" vs. Plato’s "Phaedo" / Is Learning Recollection : A 3 page paper that provides an overview of Socrates' argument in regards to knowledge and supports his belief that man does not attain new information, but simply recollects things that the soul has known and experienced since the beginning of time. Bibliography lists no additional sources. Menoph.wps

Plato's "Phaedo" / Analogy Of The Harp : A 4 page paper that provides and overview of Socrates' analogy of the harp and the impacts for his perspectives on the soul. No additional sources cited. Plharp.wps

Plato’s "Phaedo" / The Immortal Soul : A 2 page paper that provides an overview of the premise of the immortal soul as presented by Socrates in Plato's Phaedo. No additional sources cited. Imtlsoul.wps

Plato's "Phaedo" And Theories On The Nature of The Soul : An in-depth, 9 page examination of Plato's "Phaedo" and the immortality of the soul. The writer goes into great philosophical detail-- analyzing Plato's recounting of Socrates' theories on life, death, and the nature of the soul itself. Inquiries are made into whether the soul is in touch with eternal reality.. Whether it can have ultimate knowledge, etc;. Specific quotes from Phaedo are cited throughout the essay. Phaedo.wps

Plato’s "Phaedo" & "The Republic" / Socrates On Just v 'Beautiful & Just Things’: This 6 page paper analyzes the distinction made by Socrates between that which is beautiful and just in and of itself and those things which represent beauty and justice. Specifically considered is the basis of this distinction as outlined in Book V of The Republic and Phaedo. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Beutjust.wps

Plato’s "Phaedo" / Mechanistic Model of the Mind : A 3 page paper that provides an overview of the arguments that Socrates would design against the mechanistic model of the mind and relates these in terms of Plato's "Phaedo." Bibliography lists no additional sources. Mechmind.wps

Plato’s "Phaedrus" / Philosophy Through Dialogue : A 5 page paper that considers the use of the dialogue in Plato's Phaedrus as a means of demonstrating Plato's essential philosophical ideas, from love to the development of the soul. No additional sources cited. Platp.wps

Plato’s "Philebus": This 5 page analytical discussion of "Philebus" looks at the work itself, as well as the message Plato is trying to share and the point of the writing. No additional sources cited. Philebus.wps

Plato's "Protagoras" # 2 / Is Virtue One Or Many ? : A 15 page paper that provides an overview of the major arguments presented by Socrates and Protagoras linking virtue and wisdom, temperance, courage, justice and holiness. No additional sources cited. Platpyth.wps

Plato’s "Protagoras" / Is Virtue One or Many ? : A 3 page paper that provides and overview of the arguments of Socrates and Protagoras presented in Plato's Protagoras regarding the separate elements of virtue, including wisdom, temperance, courage, justice, and holiness. Protag.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / Dion As A Philosopher King : A 20 page paper discussing Plato’s efforts to train Dion II of Syracuse as a philosopher-king. What were the historical factors involved and why was the effort to train Dinonysius the Younger a failure? Bibliography lists nine sources. Dionp.wps

Plato's "Republic" / The Epistemological, Ontological and Axiological : A 10 page paper that suggests that Plato's Republic was created from a distinct historical perspective, demonstrated in Plato's epistemological, ontological and axiological world view. The writer explains how Plato's theory of knowledge develops with these characteristics in mind -- based on his almost skeptical perspective on Athenian society. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Repub.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / Allegory of the Cave : A 3 page essay that provides an overview of the Allegory of the Cave in Book VII of Plato's Republic. This paper suggests that Socrates proposed the Allegory as a way of demonstrating the importance of philosophers in demonstrating knowledge and truth. Cave.wps

Plato's "Republic" / Allegory Of The Cave # 2 : A 2 page explication of Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" in which the writer defines the meaning of the light, the sun, and their relevance to knowledge & man's perception of his own environment. It is found that Plato's writing represents an interesting look at the ongoing struggle we face to understand and have knowledge of ourselves. No Bibliography. Allegory.wps

Plato's "Republic" / Allegory of the Cave -- Shadows Seen By Prisoners : This 5 page research paper examines Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" metaphor in Book VII of The Republic. Specifically discussed are the parallels between the shadows the prisoners see on the wall of the cave and the illusion which passes off as truth in today's technological society. Bibliography lists one source. Allecave.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / Importance Of The Allegory Of The Cave : This 5 page paper examines Plato's famous "Allegory of the Cave" from The Republic and discusses how it provides a complete overview of the entire book. Allegory.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / Allegory of the Cave & Critical Thinking : A 4 page examination of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, contained in Book VII of The Republic. The paper asserts that Plato’s model helps us understand the dangers of accepting other people’s views of reality -- a lesson just as applicable today as it was in Plato’s time. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Platcave.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / Allegory of the Cave & Kaku’s Theory Of the Universe : A 5 page paper discussing the possibility that Plato’s "Allegory of the Cave" is similar to the situation human beings find themselves in when facing the complexities of the universe. Different ways of viewing, understanding, and using information changes everything within the sphere of any given existence. Bibliography lists three sources. Cave.doc

Plato’s "Republic" / Theories Of Justice : A 6 page paper discussing the debate between Socrates and Thrasymachus concerning justice as opposed to self-interest.. Bibliography lists 1 source. Platjust.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / Use Of Forms & Objects : This 5 page paper explores Plato's use of forms and objects in the metaphoric "Divided Line" and "Allegory of the Cave" in The Republic Books VI and VII respectively. Divall.wps

Plato’s Theory of Forms & Wittgenstein’s "Notion of Truth" : Plato’s Theory of Forms outlined in a number of his dialogues including "The Republic" and "Parmenides," is based in the perception of knowledge and the limitations of the senses. Plato recognized that man is limited by his sensory perception in an understanding of the natural of the world around him, and as a result, proposed the Theory of Forms in its initial sense to reflect a more complete understanding of the essential nature of the world based outside of the sensory and in the rational. Wittgenstein, in "Notion of Truth" also considers the comparison between the actual and the perceived, and evaluates truth both as a component of basic understanding and an element directly correlated to the physical world. This 6 page paper reflects these concepts and provides support for components of both philosophers’ arguments through the texts they created. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Platwitt.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / The Noble Myth : A 3 page paper that describes the Noble Myth of Socrates, also known as the Myth of Metals, in Plato's Republic. The writer suggests that Socrates' concepts about class determinations would not be well supported by the working class of Athens. Noblemyt.wps

Plato's "Republic" / Plato On Justice And Injustice : A 4 page paper analyzing the concept of justice as a virtue, and therefore a positive good based on Socrates' arguments presented in Plato's Republic. The writer details Socrates' specific arguments and comments on them analytically. No bibliography. Plato1.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / The State -- Rulers & Followers : A 9 page paper that considers Plato's design of the polis and his premise about the necessary leaders in the "Republic." Bibliography lists 5 sources. Platstat.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / The Sun : A 7 page paper that provides an overview of Plato's considerations regarding the Sun and goodness in The Republic. This paper demonstrates the ideas presented through Socrates' characterization regarding the image of the sun, reason, knowledge and wisdom. Bibliography lists no additional sources.  Platosun.wps

Plato's "Republic" -- Tyranny : A complete, 4 page discussion of tyranny as presented in Plato's "Republic" -- Book IX. A complete evaluation of the philosophers' definition of tyranny is presented -- emphasizing key points made by Plato. No other sources are cited. Tyranny.wps

Plato's "Republic" -- Tyranny # 2 : A thorough, 5 page explication of Plato's definition of tyranny and the tyrant. The writer covers all primary points raised by Plato and discusses the concept as presented from the beginning through the end of Book IX. No other sources cited. Tyranny2.wps

Plato's "Republic" / Utopia : A 4 page paper that considers the essence of Plato's perfect state and reflects on the negative elements of Plato's constructs. This paper contends that the structure of Plato's utopia, including the distinct class system, is objectionable. No additional sources cited. Plauto.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / Educating for Utopia : A 4 page paper postulating that in The Republic, Plato’s utopian ideal for education will make it a process which begins with controlling the content of fables, leading in turn lead to the moral breeding of members of a utopian society. This all ends with the creation of the soul of a nation-state, or utopia. The primary source is cited. Platoed.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / Platonic Utopia Through the ‘Philosopher King’ : A 9 page paper on The Republic. Plato discusses a utopian society ruled by a philosopher king, followed in importance by the spirit-warrior and desire-worker. The philosopher king is Plato’s vision of the ruler of the republic. The philosopher king, the ruler comes upon his powers through various means, upbringing and through the study of Forms. This would then qualify him to rule Athens’ utopia after a life of study in truth and justice and the other virtues. One primary reference cited. Platokin.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / Call for The Liberal Education : This 5 page paper considers the following assertion: In Books II and III of Plato’s Republic, Socrates sets the stage for a view of education for the warriors in the culture, asserting a need for the study of different disciplines, including art and athletics. Though this provides a view of Plato’s perspective on education, his outlining of educational premises in the "Allegory of the Cave" (Book VII) provides a call for a curriculum in education based on the directives of the student, and can be asserted as the foundations of modern liberal arts educational philosophies. This paper considers the essence of this argument and provides support from Books II, III and VII to substantiate this claim. No additional sources cited. Platoed.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / View of Leadership : This 5 page report discusses the issue of leadership and how Plato viewed leadership through what he said about it in "The Republic." The paper discusses what the attributes of a good leader are and how contemporary leaders need or don’t need to exhibit such classical moral virtues. Bibliography lists 1 source. Leadview.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / Views On Equality : This 4 page paper considers the views of Plato on the issue of equality as presented in the text of The Republic. This paper considers the issue of equality as it relates to Plato’s perspectives on government, politics, economic interests and equality of opportunity. No additional sources cited. Platoeq.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / Views On Liberty : This 4 page paper considers Plato’s perspectives on liberty presented in The Republic. This paper evaluates liberty in terms of freedom of speech, belief and choice of vocation, and general perspectives on personal freedom within the constructions of Plato’s polis. No additional sources cited. Platolib.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / Relevance to Modern Government : An 8 page overview of Plato’s Republic and of the relevance of his and Socrates thoughts to modern day government. Bibliography list three additional sources. Modgov.wps

Plato’s "Republic" / "Myths Of The Metals" Or, "The Noble Lie" : This 5 page paper discusses what Plato meant by the myths of the metals and how it applied to the larger message of "The Republic." Bibliography lists 1 source. Metalmyt.wps

Plato's "Symposium" / The Speech of Alcibiades : A 5 page paper that takes a defintive look at the segment of the "Symposium" when Alcibiades enters and creates his own speech, and this segment is important to an overall understanding of Plato's motives in writing the "Symposium" as a whole. 1 additional source cited. Alcib.wps

Plato's "Symposium" / Socrates and Aristophanes on Love : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of Aristophanes and Socrates' perspectives on love and demonstrates the contrasting perceptions that design Plato's own concepts of love. No additional sources cited. Platosym.wps

Plato's "Symposium" & Dante’s "Inferno" : A 4 page paper about these two masterpieces. The writer explores the issue of love, and what that means to each of these 2 writers. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Infplato.wps

Plato's "Theory of Forms" vs. Modern Science's Concept Of Reality : A 5 page paper that provides a comparison between Plato's reflections on knowledge, opinion and understanding elemental to his "Theory of Forms" and the concept of reality as it is designed within the scope of modern scientific methods. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Platosci.wps

Plato’s Theory Of Forms & Modern Christian Thought : A 10 page paper that provides an overview of the basic elements of Plato’s Theory of Forms and then considers the implications of his concepts for modern Christianity. Plato’s ideas are considered in relation to elements of the Bible as well as the modern writings of Paul Tillich and Alan Jones. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Platfrms.wps

The Philosophies Of Plato -- Applied To Today’s Affirmative Action Debate :
A 10 page paper discussing affirmative action from the philosophical perspective of Plato. Both sides of the debate over affirmative action are briefly presented. Bibliography lists six sources. Affpoli.wps

Confucius vs. Plato / Their Ideas On Society & State : This 11 page research paper compares and contrasts the views of Confucius and Plato on society and the creation of a ruling state. Specifically discussed are the nature of man in terms of good and evil, what role, if any, a higher power plays; whether or not morality can be learned; and the purpose of the state and qualities of its leaders. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Conplato.wps

Lun Y of K’ung Fu-Tzu / Analects Of Confucius vs. Theories Of Plato : An 8 page paper discussing the Lun Yu, also known as "the Analects" of Confucius and comparing them to the views of Plato regarding the reformation of society. Bibliography lists five sources. Lunyu.wps

Contrasts and Similarities In Plato and Hegel : A 6 page argumentative essay pitting the philosophies of Plato's "Republic" and Hegel's "Introduction to the Philosophy of History" against each other. Three specific arguments are raised: soul/spirit, individual, and society (city/state). Two counter arguments are considered (similarities are drawn) between divine existence of soul/spirit, and that the individual soul/spirit and city/state soul/spirit are synonymous functions of the divine. Two primary sources cited. Hegelp.wps

Plato & Freud / The Nature of the Soul : This 5 page paper that provides an overview of the basic arguments of Plato and Freud in regards to the nature and significance of the soul. This paper provides a comparison of Freud and Plato, and then relates the significance of this comparison to an understanding of the human essence. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Platfrud.wps

Rousseau and Plato / On The Theater : A 5 page research paper on the effect of Plato on Rousseau's ideas about the morality and social worth of the theater. The writer details Plato's theories and Rousseau's ideas. No bibliography. Rousseau.wps

Plato, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, & Engels / Views on Freedom, Equality, Democracy, and Justice : This 8 page report discusses the views of some of the world’s and history’s most influential thinkers – Plato, Locke, Rousseau, and Marx and Engels – on freedom, equality, democracy, and justice. Their opinions are compared and held up to one another for contrast. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Plrme.wps

Plato’s Views On Democracy vs. Marx’s Views On Capitalism : A 5 page paper that very briefly compares Marx’s thoughts about capitalism and alienation of individuals with Plato’s views on democracy and the unjust individual or state that results from an imbalance in natural function. Bibliography lists four sources in addition to writings of Marx and Plato. Marxdc.doc

Democracy, The Worst Form of Government: The Views of Plato, Marx and Thucydides: This 5 page argumentative essays uses the writings of Plato, Marx and Thucydides to support the argument that democracy is the worst form of government. Bibliography lists 5 sources. MHdemoc.wps

Was Socrates Truly "Guilty" ? : In this 8 page critical paper, the writer debates the guilt or innocence of Socrates in terms relative to his society, his political realm and himself. The writer argues that by the definitions put forth by the Athenian democracy, Socrates was rightfully charged and convicted of the crimes of heresy and immorality. But it must be noted that in Socrates terms, terms that defined him as a political and social teacher, Socrates was not guilty of any crime and was unjustly tried. The writer cites sources from Plato to Taylor, in an attempt to debate both sides of this issue. In determining guilt or innocence, the author presents the argument that Socrates may not have faced a just jury trial. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Guiltsoc.wps

If Socrates Wanted To Live, How Would He Have Argued ? : In this 5 page narrative essay, a section of Plato's "Apology" is completely re-written to change Socrates' indifference towards his accusers and a death sentence .. into a plea for life. In doing so, the writer had to keep Socrates' own philosophy and mannerism in mind-- pretending, in-effect, to be a younger version of the Greek philosopher. Very strong points are made. No Bibliography. Socwantl.wps *Please Send Us E-Mail For More Information !

Fictitious Report From A Juror On The Trial Of Socrates : A 5 page paper discussing the trial of Socrates from the perspective of one of the Athenian jurors in his trial. The imaginary "Spirulinus’ discusses his view of the trial and his role in deciding the fate of Socrates. Bibliography lists three sources. Spirol.wps

The Life & Philosophy Of Socrates : A 14 page paper on the life & philosophies of the classic Greek philosopher -- Socrates. Socrates' political activity, ideology, and sense of reason are described. His views on religion, law, etc.; are also explained and numerous works featuring this great thinker (i.e., those Plato & Aristophanes) are mentioned. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Socrates.wps

The Meaning Of Life According To Socrates : A 5 page paper discussing Socrates views on the meaning of life, as well as a critical evaluation of his beliefs and position. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Menasoc.wps

Conception of Life and Death According to Socrates, Aristotle & Plato Analyzed : This 6 page research paper examines how the concept of death fits in with the meaning of life in light of the classical Greek philosophers Socrates, Aristotle and Plato. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Lifedie.wps

Historical Challenge of Authority : In this 5 page paper, the writer compares Jesus Christ, Antigone, and Socrates - as individuals who each suffered fates for their challenging of authority in favor of Revolutionist ideals. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Crittrad.wps

Plato and Aristotle on Forms : 5 pages. This essay briefly discusses Plato's form theory.  Aristotle's critique of Plato's theory is also included, and the two are compared. Based on Phaedro, Parimedes, Republic, Symposim and Metaphysics. Plaforms.wps

Plato and Aristotle / Concepts of Rulership Within The Polis : A 10 page paper that considers the concept of rulership as presented by Plato and his student Aristotle.  Bibliography lists 8 sources. Polis.wps

Plato and Aristotle, A Definition of Virtue : This 6 page paper looks at the continuity of thought within the discourses of Plato and Aristotle in relationship to the concept of "virtue." Bibliography lists five sources. Platoa.wps

Plato and Aristotle / Philosophical Inquiry : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of Aristotle and Plato's processes of philosophical inquiry as they related to an understanding of the soul and the virtue. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Plar.wps

Plato & Aristotle / Use of Parmenides’ Philosophy to Explain Reality : This 5 page research paper examines how Plato and Aristotle regarded the Eleatic philosophy of Parmenides to explain reality. Specifically discussed is the concept of being as explored in Aristotle’s Physics, Metaphysics, and Plato’s dialogue, Parmenides. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Ariplato.wps

Aristotle and Plato – A Comparison : This 5 page report discusses and compares the major views of Plato to those of Aristotle. While Aristotle was his student, he debated virtually every concept put forth by Plato. This paper provides a brief review of some of their primary differences. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Airplatc.wps

Aristotle vs. Plato’s Views on the Soul : A 4 page paper which compares Aristotle’s and Plato’s views on the soul, as described in their works "Nicomachean Ethics," "On the Soul," "The Republic" and "Phaedo." Bibliography lists 5 sources. Plarsoul.wps

The Philosophies Of Aristotle And Socrates : A 5 page paper that talks about the different philosophies of Aristotle and Socrates. Specifically it discusses the philosophies of Socrates and how they differ from those of the Sophites, and the philosophies of Aristotle and his ideas on virtue. Arisoc.wps

Aristotle's Views On Slavery : Aristotle's views on slavery are well known and are considered by many to be a justification of the practices of the day. His emphasis in The Politics is the role of government and slavery was a vital and integral component of the social, political and economic world of the Greeks. This 5 page paper examines Aristotle's views on slavery. No additional sources cited. Arislav.wps

Cicero’s Commonwealth : A 6 page paper comparing Plato & Aristotle’s views on political order and justice with those of Cicero. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Ciceroc.doc

Comparison of Philosophers : Two essays totaling 8 pages that compare a number of great philosophers, including Nozick, Jung, Marx, Hume and Aristotle, on the concepts of justice, the self, demonstrating that contemporary philosophy is based on notions developed from past philosophical premises. Bibliography lists 2 sources. 2phil.wps

Young, Aristotle, Aquinas and Hume : A 6 page paper that considers the notion of justice as presented by these four philosophers. The writer examines how Young's concept of justice challenged the premises set by Aristotle, Aquinas and Hume. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Yaah.wps

Aristotle’s Concept of Human Nature in Terms of Justice & Education : This 8 page research paper examines Aristotle’s ideas about human nature. Specifically discussed are the roles of justice and education in the Aristotelian concept of human nature. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Arihuman.wps

Aristotle and Nicomachean Ethics : A 4 page paper that considers the arguments of Book II Chapter 4 of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. In this section, Aristotle provides an argument to the dilemma that "man must first be good to create good acts." The writer provides an argument in support of the premises argued by Aristotle. No additional sources cited. Nico.wps

Aristotle’s "Nicomachean Ethics" : A 5 page paper discussing Aristotle’s "Nicomachean Ethics" and addressing the issue of human good in Book I, the "doctrine of the mean" in Book II, and "phronesis" in Book III. Bibliography lists only Nicomachean Ethics as a source. Arinic.wps

Aristotle’s "Politics" : This 4 page paper looks at Aristotle's philosophy, particularly his work Politics and its relationship to theological doctrine. Aristotle’s view of ethics and various other fundamental premises are examined. No additional sources cited. Aris.wps

Aristotle’s "Politics" / Applied To The Present : A 6 page paper analyzing the concepts and topics developed in Arisotle’s "Politics" and how they apply to contemporary politics. Discusses their applicability to the modern political phenomenon and process Bibliography lists 5 sources. Arip.wps

Aristotle's "Politics"/ Individuals And The State : A 4 page research paper on Aristotle's Politics and the relationship between the state and the individual. The writer details Aristotle's theories of citizenship, education, and individual virtue. No bibliography. Plato2.wps (on Aristotle though)

Aristotle on the Acquisition of Virtue : A 4 page paper which describes and explains the acquisition of virtue in Aristotle’s ethical theory. Specifically considered is the place of prudence in Aristotle’s position, as described in "Nicomachean Ethics." Arvirtue.wps

Aristotle’s Defense of Naturalistic Realism : A 4 page paper which examines Aristotle’s defense of ‘natural’ realism as described in Book I of "Politics," specifically explaining to the student arguments concerning the nature of women and the natural slave. Defreal.wps

Greek Tragedy According to Aristotle Analyzed : This 5 page research paper examines Aristotle's definition of tragedy in his essay, Poetics. Specifically discussed are how Aristotle's interpretation of tragedy is expressed in two classic Greek plays, Antigone by Sophocles, and Agamemnon by Aeschylus. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Grtrag.wps

John Stuart Mill’s "On Liberty" Vs. Aristotle’s "Politics" : An 8 page paper discussing John Stuart Mill’s "On Liberty" and "Subjugation of Women" and Aristotle’s "Politics." Issues of both philosophers’ view of character and liberty. The paper is in the format of a tutorial and the emphasis is on Mill, not Aristotle. Bibliography lists five sources. Onlibpo.wps

John Stuart Mill vs. Aristotle / The Concept of Character : This 5 page research paper considers John Stuart Mill's understanding of character and how it is acquired and contrast it with Aristotle's interpretation. Specifically discussed are Mill's essays, "On Liberty" and the Subjection of Women," and Aristotle's "Politics" and "Nicomachean Ethics." Bibliography lists 4 sources. Jsmill.wps

Aristotle's "Rhetoric" : A 5 page paper that considers the metaphysical, axiological and epistemological considerations presented in Aristotle's Rhetoric. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Totle.wps

Aristotle's Classic Rhetoric’s Role in the Modern World : This 4 page research paper discusses the compatibility between Aristotle's Classic Rhetoric and the mass media and technology in today's world. Classic Rhetoric is explained from a philosophical perspective. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Arisrhet.wps

Aristotle / An Overview : A 4 page overview of Aristotle and his contributions to modern thought. Bibliography lists fives of Aristotle's works and two additional critical sources. Aristot.wps

Aristotle’s "Politics" : This 5 page report discusses Aristotle’s book "Politics." Aristotle’s premise that the middle class would rule best is discussed, as is the meaning of his theory of "equality among equals." Bibliography lists 5 sources. Poliaris.wps

Aristotle on Reason & The Good Life : A 4 page creative dialogue in which Aristotle argues with Eltotsira regarding the essence of the good life in knowledge and reason. Aris.wps

Aristotle’s Philosophy of Nature Analyzed : This 6 page research paper examines Aristotle’s philosophy of nature and how it formed the foundation for modern-day realism. Specifically discussed is Aristotle’s ‘natural philosophy’ as developed in his works Metaphysics and Physics. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Arisnat.wps

Aristotle's Natural Philosophy : The Aristotelian conception of nature is founded on an inner principle reflected in regular patterns of change and development. The process of change is observable in the actions of humans. The obvious correlation between the actions of the individual and the form of process within the Universe is an observable and explainable within the logical confines of both science and philosophy. This 5 page paper examines the viability of Aristotelian philosophy of nature in today's world and its indisputability due largely to the modern preoccupation with the material in the absence of faith in the ability of man to rise to the challenge of human potential. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Arisnaph.wps

Aristotle / Contributions To Mathematics Analyzed : This 5 page research paper discusses Aristotle's contributions to the field of mathematics. Specifically discussed are Aristotle's views on mathematics, in terms of the advancement of science, and his logical approach to mathematical study through syllogisms. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Arimath.wps

Aristotle and Substance : A 5 page paper that looks at Aristotle's "Metaphysics" and "Physics" and considers his determinations about the meaning of matter. The writer considers not only the quesiton "what is matter?" but also what entities would be considered matter. No additional sources cited. Arisubs.wps

Aristotle's & The Democratic Government : A 7 page paper that explores the Athenian Constitution, Aristotle's "Politics," and other writings. The writer analyzes Aristotle’s "natural" state as a growth out of the family ideal, and posits that Aristotle's views of democracy miror today's views of same. The paper presents Aristototle's arguments against Socrates' recommended form of government, and comments that, although democracy is a valid form of governance, contrary to Aristotle's "order" and perfectability of the state, the good of it is that "order" under democracy has not been achieved in 3000 years. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Aripo.wps

Aristotle & The Tragedy of the Uncommon Man : A 5 page paper analyzing the concept of tragedy as defined by Aristotle (and illustrated in Sophocles’ Oedipus the King) and Arthur Miller’s definition of the form (as described in his essay "The Tragedy of the Common Man" and illustrated in Death of a Salesman). Bibliography lists one source. Tragedy.wps

Hinckley & Aristotle / Insanity Plea : A 5 page paper that considers what Aristotle's arguments might have been in response to John Hinckley Jr. attempted assassination of President Reagan. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Hinaris.wps

Primary Colors and Aristotle’s Politics: This 5 page paper considers the film Primary Colors as it relates to Aristotle’s views on ethics, excellence, vice and man’s role in the political system. This paper considers the character of Governor Stanton, who campaign for president is the central focus of the film. Stanton’s vices threaten his happiness and his standing in the political process and Aristotle’s political and ethical considerations are evaluated as a means of understanding Stanton’s actions and his inner turmoil. Bibliography lists 3 sources. MHprimco.wps

Aristotelian Considerations In Cinema : A 5 page paper that compares the play formulae laid out by Aristotle with the film versions of "Much Ado About Nothing," "Sweeney Todd" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" ? Bibliography lists 7 sources. Arismovi.wps

Aristotle vs. Epictetus / Virtue : A 5 page essay that compares and contrasts how these two ancient philosophers would have felt toward the virtue of "patience" as outlined by Aristotle. The writer demonstrates through this example how these two philosophers differed in some fundamental issues which contributed to the basis of their ideas. No additional sources cited. Arisepic.wps

Aristotle vs. Barbara Whitehead / Marriage & Friendship : A 7 page paper that considers the idea of marriage based in friendship as presented by both Aristotle and Barbara Whitehead. The writer demonstrates Aristotle's belief in the necessity of virtue and argues this in terms of the risks presented by Whitehead. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Arisbarb.wps

Comparison / Aristotle vs. St. Thomas Aquinas’ Views on Kingship : A 5 page paper discussing the views held by Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas regarding the duties, honors, and processes of kingship. No bibliography sources are listed. Kingaq.wps

A Modern-Day Philosophical Dialogue With Aristotle : This 6 page research paper is a dialogue with Aristotle disputing some of his most famous philosophical conclusions. Specifically examined are Aristotle’s contentions regarding the existence of God, women and slavery. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Dialogue.wps

Pythagoras / The Philosopher, The Mathematician : A 15 page account of what is known of the life and scientific and mathematical contributions of Pythagoras. Particular attention is paid to the religious beliefs of his Pythagorean Order and how their beliefs has made it difficult to get a true understanding of Pythagoras’ contributions to science and mathematics. A summary of the contributions which have been attributed to Pythagoras is included. Emphasis is placed on the Pythagorean Theorem, the principles which determine the concordant scale, and musical spheres. Information is also provided regarding current thought regarding Pythagoras’ beliefs concerning vegetarianism, the human and animal soul and reincarnation. A brief overview of his ethnic origins, his birthplace, his studies, and travels is also included. Bibliography lists six sources. Pyth.wps


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