Essays Tagged: "rational"


ong side. Another geometrical discovery made by Pythagoras is that the diagonal of asquare is not a rational multiple of its side. The latter discovery proved the existence ofirrational numbers and th ...

(2 pages) 102 1 3.4 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

"They did it to Themselves". Romeo and Juliet

ted to meet and die, but this never could've happened without their help. Had they been patient and rational, perhaps the situation would've worked itself out, but what can one expect from a couple of ... to party and is sure that there will be pretty girls there in which to flirt with. Instead of being rational and realizing that this party was a bad idea for a Montague, he and his friends enter witho ...

(3 pages) 43 0 4.1 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

Is Macbeth a Thouroughly Representative Character

character, yet through a close observation and understanding of the drama, it can be seen that any rational human being, given the identical situation, would have undergone the exact thought process ...

(2 pages) 28 0 4.3 Nov/1996

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

Midsummer Nights Dream

rs awonderful contrast in human mentality. Shakespeare provides insight into man's conflictwith the rational versus the emotional characteristics of our behavior through his settings.The rational, log ... fman and kept in check by society's own norms. The human struggle to suppress itsunrestrained and irrational tendencies, still being undertaken today, discourages the'civilized' man from making rash a ...

(3 pages) 126 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > A Midsummer Night's Dream

Relationship Between Critical Thinking and Decision Making - A University Of Phoenix (MGT 436 - Critical Thinking and Decision Making class)

orkplace.Critical thinking involves the ability to weigh evidence, examine arguments, and construct rational bases for generally accepted beliefs. In order to establish a theoretical basis for studyin ...

(2 pages) 1374 0 3.5 Mar/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Introduction to Philosophy: an essay that offers my own answers to 6 major questions in philosophy

Is belief in God rational?Both science and religion depend on each other as they try to answer the same question of w ... end on each other as they try to answer the same question of whether God exists. The definition of "rational" involves clear and vivid thinking, complete and accurate information, and no faulty condit ... onscious influence on our lives and behavior.The philosophical reasons for our beliefs are based on rationalism (based on mind and reason) and empiricism (based on science). Our level of senses and re ...

(8 pages) 650 0 4.8 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

An essay on jewish superstitions and how they negatively effect the jewish community as compared to Teyve the dairyman

the Jewish religion. In the book A Day of Pleasure , Bathsheba Singer, Pinchos's husband, is a very rational, very realistic, and very skeptical Jewish woman. Jewish tradition teaches that you are not ...

(8 pages) 64 0 4.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Persuasion in Response to Emotional and Rational Appeals

unning head: ROUGH DRAFTUniversityDraft 2AbstractIn many studies, data has been led to suggest that rational messages may encourage the generation of content based cognitive responses and lead to atti ... , further investigation may do away with that theory.Draft 3Persuasion in Response to Emotional and Rational AppealsMuch research has been done to try and indicate that emotional appeals may influence ...

(3 pages) 119 0 3.5 Apr/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Lord of the Flies

, fear plays an important role in this text. It is the only thing, which stops the boys from acting rational at times, from questioning curious circumstances and it physically hindered so many of the ...

(3 pages) 72 0 2.3 Oct/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

It compares Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau in regards to social contract, the state of nature and each of their ideal governments.

his is essentially the suspicion that another may be about to attack you, a suspicion that makes it rational for you to get in the first blow.Locke's view of the state of nature is that man has the ri ... o believes that man has the most freedom in the state of nature, but because man has the ability to rationalize and the desire to be social, he must enter a social contract with others in order to hav ...

(7 pages) 596 3 4.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Basic explanation on ordinary mortality - touches Lord of the Flies. Compare how Hobbes and Augustine think the condition of war arises and defend one author’s account of 'ordinary' morality as an ant

90) whereas Hobbes believes that the original state of nature is a condition of constant war, which rational and self-motivated people want to end.Augustine argues that peace is more than the absence ... s stole the knife or eyeglasses from the peaceful boys, the hunters were simply acting in their own rational self-interest. Whether they were morally correct or not is a different question. But their ...

(3 pages) 41 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Freedom and reason in Kant

illing is not determined by the content of what is willed, it must be determined by the form:' If a rational being can think of his maxims as universal laws, he can do so only by considering them as p ... a maxim is determined by its functioning as a universal law, applicable as a general rule to every rational agent.Since a moral will must be so in virtue of its form alone, the will must be capable o ...

(6 pages) 265 1 5.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Do We Have Souls, and can they survive after death?

dy is deceased, is not an easily argued topic. The problem of free will [as an example] can be more rationally discussed and analyzed through tangible means such as patterned and learned behavior and ... as the physical body is existing]. This writer believe that a discussion , no matter how seemingly rational or even irrational is purely speculation and can have no real physical proof of that existe ...

(7 pages) 147 0 4.8 Mar/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Humanism, a word of many meanings

the ability of humanbeings to determine for themselves truth and falsehood.Cultural Humanism is the rational and empirical tradition that originated largely inancient Greece and Rome, evolved through ... d these constitute its sub categories.Secular Humanism is an outgrowth of 18th century enlightenmentrationalism and 19th century freethought. Many secular groups, such asthe Council for Democratic and ...

(6 pages) 252 1 2.5 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

John Rawls and His Theories

awls, is such that in a situation where a society is established of people who are self interested, rational, and equal, the rules of justice are established by what is mutually acceptable and agreed ... partial spectator and ideal legislator are necessary components. The impartial spectator is one who rational and sensitive to all of the desires of society. The impartial spectator must feel these des ...

(8 pages) 421 2 3.9 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Theory of Varied Consumer Choice Behaviour and It's Implications

covered.THE THEORETICAL AND APPLIED RELEVANCE OF VARIED BEHAVIOURThe assumption that consumers make rational, utility-maximizing choices has played an important role in economic thought. As long as pr ...

(11 pages) 369 0 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Compare and Contrast ancient Civilizations in the lands surrounding the Mediterranean sea

otamia and Egypt were mythopoeic societies, while Ancient Greece and Judaic society was vastly more rational in their mindset. Through this paper we will illustrate the similarities, as well as the di ... nd the rising of sun as the daily rebirth of themselves. Around the middle of the 15th century BCE, rational thinking started to emerge, which would lead to changes in the civilization. During its exi ...

(10 pages) 406 0 3.7 May/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

McBeth is waste.

tland will lose dignity, and chaos will begin as soon as King Duncan is killed. Macbeth goes from a rational being to a total ruthless savage who will stop at no costs to receive what he wants. All th ...

(3 pages) 48 1 3.7 Oct/2002

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


ght to decide that they have had enough suffering? The other question is, can anyone be capable and rational enough to make that decision? The decision to end someone's life is often totally based on ...

(3 pages) 51 0 2.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues


and believed that certain people were born to be slaves due to the fact that their soul lacked the rational part that should rule in a human being; However in certain circumstances it is evident that ... virtue of that principle, the soul rulesthe body; and by virtue of it the master, who possesses the rational faculty of the soul,rules the slave, who possesses only bodilypowers and the faculty of und ...

(5 pages) 139 0 5.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy