Essays Tagged: "great thinkers"

The Natural Law Theory

The natural law theory is a theory that dates back to the time of the Greeks and great thinkers like Plato and Aristotle. Defined as the law which states that human are inborn with ... be those who excluded emotion and passion from their decision making process.(Bainton 21-22)The great Christian philosophers came upon this theory and realized that it was compatible to their reli ...

(3 pages) 236 0 3.5 Jan/2000

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut

wed to impose handicaps on the naturally gifted, how could civilization ever make advancements? The great thinkers would not be able to envision new ideas because of the mental handicap radios they ha ...

(2 pages) 209 0 5.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Freud and Marx

an also be seen as discontent in certain aspects such as his cynical view ofhuman nature. Each were great thinkers and philosophers, but both seemedunhappy. Perhaps the social ills and trouble each pe ... che. This class conflictwas caused by one class, the Bourgeois, which he characterized as having thegreat majority of wealth and power and having rule over the lower class, orProletariots, which worke ...

(4 pages) 198 0 4.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Machiavelli, Jefferson, and Lao-tzu. Relating their works to modern times and their attitudes of people.

"In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in ... en created, from despotism to the modern day "democracy", each differing from minute ways to having great differences in doctrine, but all with the purpose of seeking the system that is best for the p ... purpose of seeking the system that is best for the people whom are under it. Three authors, three "great thinkers", Jefferson, Machiavelli, and Lao Tzu, each have outlined their basic beliefs and pla ...

(5 pages) 125 0 3.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Charles Darwin's impact upon our world.

There are few great thinkers that have left a truly fundamental and astounding impact on the world, and Charles Da ...

(4 pages) 109 0 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

Title: "What is a Human?" Uses two of Kafka's works to describe what it means to be human.

most renowned philosophers. It may be advantageous to look at human nature through the eyes of such great thinkers as Hobbes, Lock, and Aristotle. These men have postulated three separate, yet valid a ... a twisted judicial system. The officer in command of the monstrous torture mechanism sees it as his greatest achievement and certainly a valid addition to the colony's judicial system."The harrow fork ...

(5 pages) 153 1 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A Marxist Europe

Throughout time, there have always been people who have been considered to be great thinkers. Karl Marx (1818-1883) was a German revolutionist whose thoughts on capitalism, polit ...

(5 pages) 33 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

A Study on Samuel P. Huntington and Edward W. Said Erdem Kilic

In this study, ideas of two great thinkers who affected the thoughts of Western world will be discussed. At first, you will find ... s governed by monarchy, Turkey which is governed by democracy and Iran which is governed by Shari'a greatly differ from each other, but they are all Muslim. It is apparent that Turkey has been influen ...

(5 pages) 151 1 4.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Aristotle's biography

Aristotle, a student of Plato, is universally considered as one of the great thinkers of the ancient world. His father was the personal physician to the King of Macedonia, ... of Macedonia, and eventually Aristotle would become a tutor for that King's grandson, Alexander the Great. While still in his teens, moved to Athens to attend Plato's Academy. He studied with Plato fo ...

(1 pages) 31 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

A historical analysis on the study of optics from pre-Socratic times through the age of Newton. By Adam R.

Our lives are constantly influenced by great thinkers of our past. Modern marvels such as the light bulb, televisions, airplanes, and the i ... Plato, Socrates, Galen, Ptolemy, Archimedes, and Aristotle, have all helped pave the way for those great scientists of the modern era. One of the oldest studies by the classical natural philosophers' ... d deal of effort in trying to understand this faculty. The natural philosophers of this era found a great interest in optics due to the fields inherent properties. Light, as viewed by the ancient Gree ...

(16 pages) 65 1 3.4 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Astrological Beginnings Among the Greeks

the Greeks, primarily sailors and farmers, used astronomy strictly to determine seasonal time. Even great thinkers and philosophers encouraged using the stars for practical purposes only, unaware that ... hat the seasonal equinoxes and solstices were within fifteen degrees of each sign. This advancement greatly influenced Hipparchos' discovery of the precession of the equinoxes in the second century B. ...

(6 pages) 51 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Plato and Aristotle: A comparison

It has been an attempt of many great thinkers in the past to try and establish the grounds for which to have a most successful soci ... and must be absolved of their kin. Plato did not really think about a family environment.Plato also greatly stresses civility, or the quality of one's character. Life must be rationally planned and ca ... nd happiness and the real source of the common good."(Nelson p.65)Both Plato and Aristotle were two great thinkers who conceptualized techniques on ways to improve their existing society. Plato, the p ...

(15 pages) 392 0 3.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Mona liza

Vinci, an artist, scientist, inventor, mathematician, engineer, and architect, was among the first great thinkers to apply the scientific method to his philosophies. He performed detailed experiments ... rl named Caterina. Leonardo was the supreme example of Renaissance genius, who possessed one of the greatest minds of all time. As a painter, Leonardo produced such masterpieces as the "Virgin of the ...

(16 pages) 97 1 4.5 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The World of Political Philosophy

with the GOP and the citizens protesting all of them. Politics and the philosophy of politics is a great deal above politicians squabbling over potential laws and the governing of countries. The stud ... and conservatism.The earliest recorded political philosophy begins with Aristotle and Plato. These great thinkers reflected one another in their beliefs of politics and how the Greek city-states were ...

(4 pages) 110 1 4.7 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Comparison between Aristotle and Plato

To compare the political theories of two great philosophers of politics is to first examine each theory in depth. Plato is regarded by many e ... litical philosophy, andAristotle is recognized as the first political scientist. These two men were great thinkers. They each had ideas of how to improve existing societies during their individual lif ... entists of today. Aristotle helped to developed some democratic ideas. In conclusion these men were great thinkers. Their opinions on society and its functions were quite different, but they both had ...

(5 pages) 123 0 3.5 Apr/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Where's The Happy State: A Comparative Literature Analyzing Freud and Rousseau.

g favorable for humans to have over the "savage" and "inferior" species. However, before taking the greatness of civilization for granted, we should speculate upon the validity of this belief. After a ... ief. After all, the very entity that teaches "obvious" fact to us is our civilized society! The two great thinkers, Freud and Nietzsche, question and contemplate the benefits that society imposes on u ...

(7 pages) 26 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Aristotle vs. Hobbes: Equality.

Aristotle vs. Hobbes, constitutes a debate between two great thinkers from two profoundly different periods of time. Whereas Aristotle (384 - 322 BCE) had ...

(9 pages) 60 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Summary On History Of Surveying (1Page)

markers at unit distances.Due to this work surveying started to develop as it fell in the hands of great thinkers, scientists and engineers. Greek thinkers introduced the science of geometry into sur ...

(2 pages) 26 0 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering

Harrison Burgeron

d the ability to do something meaningful with his life. Yet he was oppressed by his society. If the great thinkers of our time were oppressed as he was it would cause us to lose a hundred years of pro ...

(2 pages) 502 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Origins Of Logic

BC) all attacked a thesis by means of argument and reasons. Their ideas set a precedent for future great thinkers such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle (470-322 BC). Aristotle introduced the use of ... nce of proof or evidence." The twenty-first century interpretation of logic implies a great deal of scientific thought. Although it still maintains its earliest Greek roots as a process ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy