Essays Tagged: "premise"

The Role of Prejudice in "The Merchant of Venice"

Merchant of Venice,believed to have been written in 1596 was an examination of hatred andgreed. The premise deals with the antagonistic relationship betweenShylock, a Jewish money-lender and Antonio, ...

(8 pages) 240 3 4.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Pressures of todays youth

must follow verbatim.'On Self-respect ' faces the every day pressures of adolescent life . The main premise of this essayis that you must respect yourself for anyone to respect you. Both essay's rely ...

(2 pages) 169 1 3.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Is An Oppressive Government More Desireable than No Government?

dvantageous.Since the topic asks us to evaluate the most desirable situation for humanity, my Value Premise is Individual Welfare. In order to achieve individual welfare, my criteria are1)The preserva ...

(4 pages) 129 0 3.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Teens and Ciggerette Smoking

cceptance among Americas Youngsters. However,cigarette smoking among adolescents is on the rise.The premise that the behavior of adolescents is influenced by the behavior of theirparents is central to ...

(6 pages) 433 2 4.5 Nov/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

The Motionless Arrow, Aristotle's thoughts on Zeno's Arrow Paradox

ter, Aristotle interprets Zeno's argument of the Flying Arrow as 'missing the mark'. There are four premises for this argument, and in Aristotle's opinion, premise three can be rejected. He does not b ... ed of indivisible nows, which he proves with laws of science. However, by evaluating the falsity of premise three, you will find that premises one and two are also false. Almost all opinions can be ar ...

(4 pages) 61 1 4.3 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

An Argument for the Legalization of Drugs. Based on John Stuart Mills' "Revised Harm Principle"'

a chance. Their arguments range from the seeming ineffectiveness of current drug laws to the simple premise that the government has no right to prohibit its citizens from using drugs if they choose to ...

(4 pages) 126 0 3.9 Jul/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Confucius, Philosophy of Religion. About cinfusianism and christianity

The premise of Confucian teachings are centered around the idea of Jen or the "virtue of humanity (Ching ...

(4 pages) 184 0 3.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

A Philosophy for all- an analysis of the Tao

hatever can be described of the Tao is not the true Tao, its author, Lao-tzu, establishes his first premise: the Tao is a force beyond human explanation. However this assumption does not mean that he ...

(5 pages) 156 1 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Term "Paper on Gulliver's Travels" Jonathan Swift's

ited Lilliput, Gulliver is faced with the minute people, called Lilliputians. Now while this is the premise for a fantasy story, Swift uses the events within to make severe criticisms of England betwe ...

(5 pages) 210 0 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Scopes Monkey Trial

The Origin ofSpecies in 1859. It explained his theory of evolution. Darwin's theory was based in thepremise that humans evolved from the earliest primates. American Christians wereappalled by this boo ...

(7 pages) 170 1 3.9 Mar/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

H. Fuchs's essay - The American Way of Families

stable in one's own life isreally as 'cut and dry' as we would like to believe. In essence, the mainpremise of human existence is satisfying yourself; at every level down to yourbasic foundation. We f ...

(4 pages) 68 0 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Constitutional Democracy

- ExcellentCONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACYThe basic premise of a constitutional democracy is that government has rules and all of the people have voices ... which is not in controversy is the right to vote in free and fair elections. They are held with the premise that opposition will be loyal. The winning party will not interfere with the defeater's atte ...

(7 pages) 141 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Discuss the importance of the 'mirror' in psychoanalytic terms with reference to Lacan's theory of the mirror stage and Angela Carter's short story 'Flesh and the Mirror'.

turalist theories, Lacan re-reads Freud turning psychoanalysis from an essentially humanist idea or premise into a post-structuralist one. Lacan rejected Freud's goal of strengthening the ego as it ca ...

(7 pages) 119 2 4.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

The Lexus and the Olive tree, by Thomas Firedman. A summary on the importance and unimportance of Globalization in the world along with examples and quotes.

l advancement and growth, where the Olive Tree refers to traditional roots and stability. The basic premise of the book is the conflict between the two within cultures, economies, and individuals and ...

(3 pages) 216 1 3.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Marketing research shapes consumer needs and wants versus marketing research merely reflects the needs and wants of consumers

Market research begins with premise that information plays a critical role in the success or failure of organizations. I believe ...

(1 pages) 457 1 2.1 Nov/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Abortion and evolution

on that assumes life is only a process, rather than the result of a special moment of creation.This premise arose from a scientific idea that one could determine evolutionary history by studying the d ... y, and thus has no need or right to life because it is not fully human.A closer examination of this premise reveals scientific error, however. The "gill slits," or pharyngeal pouches, actually become ...

(6 pages) 93 0 4.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Socrates-not perfect- I got a A- at UC Berkeley on it Essay on how Socrates arguments are contradictory and can be proven faulty. This essay proves a few of Socrates arguments faulty.

belief instead of the moral experts will "ruin" life and thus make it "not worth living". From this premise, I plan to show that Socrates argument is flawed as he leaves too many questions unanswered ... his belief relies much too heavily on assumption. In addition, Socrates argument relies on a false premise, my argument reads as follows:Socrates suggests that if there are moral "experts", we should ...

(5 pages) 203 0 4.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Meditation three of Descartes

s paper I'll reconstruct Descartes argument and evaluate its validity based on the soundness of its premises. Descartes' proof for the existence of god is: 1.) I think, therefore I am. 2.) I can not b ... ssible formal cause of my idea of a perfect being is god, and I am not him.Therefore, God must existPremise numbers one and two, can not be doubted. Although really not discussed much in Meditation th ...

(5 pages) 104 0 3.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Racism in The Merchant of Venice

rchant of Venice, believed to have been written in 1596 was an examination of hatred and greed. The premise deals with the antagonistic relationship between Shylock, a Jewish money-lender and Antonio, ...

(9 pages) 108 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

No hopes for man? After a glance into "Ishmael", it seems like the world would function much better by the extinction of humankind.

t in order to gain complete control over it.Humans are destroying the earth simply by living by the premise "the world was meant for man and man was meant to conquer it." It all began with the birth o ...

(2 pages) 75 1 3.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science