Essays Tagged: "theory states"

Essay on Pillar of Salt by Sandra Postel

is well known for his essay, An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798), which illustrates his theory on overpopulation and the consumption of natural resources. His theory states that population ...

(9 pages) 68 0 4.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

A Passage to India by E.M. Forster. A book of racism and misunderstanding, explores the consequences of two seperate cultures intermingling.

e English characters in the novel show the common attitude toward the Indians during this time. One theory states that the behavior of the two classes is influenced by the government of Britian, the R ...

(1 pages) 121 1 3.4 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Deviance and social control.

itive for a society. Functionalism sets the basis for 2 very important theories of deviance: strain theory and control theory.The strain theory states that deviance is more likely to occur when a gap ... and the ability to achieve these goals by legitimate means. There are four responses to the strain theory: 1) Innovation - the individual accepts the goals of success but uses illegal means to achiev ...

(4 pages) 453 2 3.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The discrimination of women in the workplace from the viewpoint of the three basic theories of sociology.

en are, even when they do similar work and have similar education, skills and experience.Functional theory helps to explain why there is discrimination of women in the workplace and why it has lasted ... mination of women in the workplace and why it has lasted as long as it has. According to functional theory, society is based on stability and the cooperation of its parts to maintain that stability. B ...

(4 pages) 303 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

"Lord of the Flies" by, William Golding The End of Innocence and the Darkness of Man's Heart

cence and the Darkness of Man's HeartIn "Lord of the Flies" the author, William Golding, proves his theory on the origin of evil in many ways, a main one being the changes in the character Jack. Willi ... y evil, as there is no civilization.In "Lord of the Flies" Jack's changes into evil prove Golding's theory about the origin of evil. As civilization is destroyed, Jack becomes more and more evil. At t ...

(4 pages) 58 0 4.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The best and worst theories that discribe why crimes happen (eg biological, psychological and sociological.

her examining this paper you will see discussions of personal opinions of the author.The biological theory states that criminals are born and they are not made. I feel that the biological theory would ... gfiles/dahmer/dahmer0814.html?s=pb_dahmer)."So what happened to Jeffery? I feel that the biological theory does not take part in the role of crime and why it happens because, you are in charge of your ...

(3 pages) 223 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Plato's understanding of what the essence of knowledge.

llection. This thesis gives a man the ideas that he later becomes conscious of by recollection. The theory of recollection may explain why people often say that they had certain knowledge before they ... ay that they had certain knowledge before they heard it for the first time.In simple words, Plato's theory states that when people think about something and find an answer to a problem, they are recol ...

(6 pages) 256 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Victimization Theories.

at "victims trigger criminal acts by their provocative behavior" (106). According to our text, this theory states that the victim initiates the confrontation that might eventually lead to the crime. I ... threatens or provokes the attacker (95). The strengths that the text point out for this particular theory is that it "explains multiple victimizations. If people precipitate crime, it follows that th ...

(6 pages) 190 1 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Description of the Marxist argument about the importance of class.

Marx's theory of class is deeply linked within his explanation of the emergence of industrial commercialism ... 'means of production' as well as the social relationships between groups and individuals. Thus Marx theory states that all areas of society (social, cultural and political) are all related to, and dri ... s use the production process as the most fundamental of all social relationships, and therefore his theory of class are based on these relationships.According to Marx a class is a group of people who ...

(3 pages) 60 0 3.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

To What Extent Can Modern Scientific Theories Be Said To Have Disproved the Claims That the Universe Has Been Designed.

true then there must be a designer, which he believed to be God. Many scientists disagree with this theory and say that there is another way the universe could be how it is today. Scientists believe i ... ntists believe the universe was created by the big bang about 15000 million years ago. The big bang theory states that the universe was created by a big explosion that threw out materials that now hav ...

(5 pages) 72 0 5.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

An essay disputing the Intelligent Design theory

Intelligent Design is a theory put forward by some people who believe that science proves that God exists. The Intelligent D ... could not have evolved without an intelligent force to design them. According to Intelligent Design theory, there are too many highly improbable scientific coincidences that had to come together to ma ... ences that had to come together to make life possible. People who believe in the Intelligent Design theory don't believe that all those coincidences could have come together by chance alone. They beli ...

(3 pages) 64 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

How and why do political systems change?

s always a positive relationship between economic development and equality or income. The Linearity theory states that economic development leads to urbanization which leads to communication which lea ... leads to communication which leads to high levels of education and in turn leads to Democracy. This theory does an excellent job in showing how economics lead to a change in political systems. Wealthi ...

(5 pages) 86 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Early Theories in Language Origination

theories, but now are no longer taken seriously. Three of these early theories are the sound mimic theory, the interjection theory, and the gesture theory. These theories are all inadequate in variou ... re all inadequate in various ways in trying to explain the origin of human language.The sound mimic theory is probably best known as the "bow-wow theory," or the "onomatopoeia theory." This theory sta ...

(2 pages) 54 1 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Essay: According to Roberto Michels the institutions of modern, mass societies require hierarchical forms of organization. Does this mean that democracy is an impossible goal in modern worlds?

atic institutions are naturally hierarchal in nature, with inflexible organisational processes. His theory states that "democratic" institutions, such as political parties, take away the right for the ... he definitions of democracy, leadership and accountability in leadership, which are pivotal to this theory. It is with changed notions of these crucial ideas, that democracy is certainly a realistic a ...

(9 pages) 118 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

John Dalton and His Atomic Theory

John Dalton and His Atomic Theory John Dalton was a British chemist who discovered the first helpful atomic theory of ma ... itish chemist who discovered the first helpful atomic theory of matter. John Dalton discovered this theory in the year 1803 (Cain, 2001). John Dalton's atomic theory states all matter is made up of at ... Lavoisier and Higgins However, Dalton was the first to put the ideas into a universal law of atomic theory, undoubtedly his greatest achievement (Wikipedia, 2004). According to Dalton's atomic ...

(1 pages) 37 1 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Modernization theory and Dependency theory

Skidmore and Smith present two theories, Modernization theory and Dependency theory. Modernization theory is that positive material growth yields positive ... . Modernization theory is that positive material growth yields positive social equality. Dependency theory states that a dependent economy yields or brings social inequality, which in turn can lead to ... lity, which in turn can lead to political authoritarianism.Skidmore and Smith state that dependency theory distorts modernizations predicted outcomes. Mercantilism is a form of dependency.The social, ...

(1 pages) 86 0 3.3 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Social Structure Part II: Social Protest

tro formally embraced Marxism, the political philosophy that forms the basis for Communism. Marxist theory states that capitalism and the middle-class society it supported would be replaced by a socie ...

(6 pages) 66 0 3.4 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

To what extent should debt be justified in the economy?

low down consumer spending in order to maintain stable growth. During times of prosperity Keynesian theory states that governments should pay off debt, reducing the amount of money lost to interest pa ... vernments should pay off debt, reducing the amount of money lost to interest payments. In Keynesian theory debt from fiscal spending is only justifiable when the economy is not doing well in order to ...

(4 pages) 88 0 5.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Theories of the Origin of the Universe.

The Big BangIn cosmology, the Big Bang is the scientific theory that describes the early development and shape of the universe.The Big Bang Theory is the mos ... Bang Theory is the most accepted theory for the origin and evolution of our universe. The big bang theory states that at some time in the distant past there was nothing. It suggests that around 10 to ... ago, the part of the universe we can see today was only a few millimetres across. According to this theory, at the beginning of time, all of the matter and energy in the universe was concentrated in a ...

(5 pages) 12322 1 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Identify data sources and gather secondary information to describe the probable origins of the Universe.

The most popular and accepted theory for the origin of the universe is the Big Bang Theory. This theory states that the universe b ...

(2 pages) 30 0 4.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics