Essays Tagged: "Rationality"

Lamarck's Influence on the Development Of Darwins Theory Of Evolution

ieved in deism and advocated natural religion based on human reason. He believed in the harmony and rationality of the world. And although flawed, the work of Lamarck did not go unnoticed, however. Da ... ieved in deism and advocated natural religion based on human reason. He believed in the harmony and rationality of the world. And although flawed, the work of Lamarck did not go unnoticed, however. Da ...

(15 pages) 117 0 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

rd about the shooting of the President. It was that kind of moment - painful, terrifying and beyond rationality (Kinney 48). With its powerful, energetic, young president gone, the country was bound t ...

(5 pages) 83 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Locke on soverinty

normous influence on Locke's thinking since he adopted many of its views as his own - the essential rationality of man, the theories of natural right, natural law, the state of nature, and the social ... edients, include: the right to private property which is grounded in the exercise of the virtues of rationality and industry; the powers of government must be separated because virtue is always in sho ...

(5 pages) 161 0 4.8 May/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Why are rituals important throughout the life course?

ributes to the general outlook on rituals and rites.Western industrial society has idolised ideals, rationality and a limited type of practicality and all too often regards the conscious ritual of oth ...

(6 pages) 146 0 4.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The Philosophy of Religion. The God of Philosophy

ance to adopt. Furthermore, I will accept Soren Kierkegaard's sceptical stance as an absolute: that rationality has nothing to do with belief in God.I propose to examine a number of diverse philosophi ...

(47 pages) 1173 5 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Boy Inside: Lord of the flies An Essay I wrote in 10th gr, 2 yrs ago.. Useful for those in lower grades (10 and lower)

nifies something different and presents his role in a subtle yet effective manner. Ralph epitomizes rationality, Simon symbolizes righteousness, and Piggy is one's intelligence. These boys together fo ... ng to get the boys to understand that they have to get off the island. This is why Ralph represents rationality on the island; he is the only boy that wants his previous life back. Therefore, like any ...

(4 pages) 58 1 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Friedrich Nietzche regarding his theory 'God is dead'.

ay Science, and A Genealogy of Morals, in which he questions traditional thinking, religion, music, rationality and irrationality, culture, and ultimately the morals of mankind. Nietzsche as a man is ...

(8 pages) 194 1 4.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Ecstasy- History, effects (positive & negative), public opinions

cording to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, ecstasy denoted a trancelike condition marked by loss of rationality and a state of overwhelming emotion. Now it has come to mean intense delight. Strangely ...

(4 pages) 102 1 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

The essay deals with Kant and how his view on rationailty determine's his view on morality, referring to his idea of duty

principles of morality are principles of practical reason; and these basic principles of practical rationality are 'a priori': our wisdom of these principles is not based on empirical observation or ...

(3 pages) 159 0 3.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Are Witchcraft Beliefs Irrational?

text of the culture under study, and its significance to the society as a whole. In considering the rationality of witchcraft beliefs I will first attempt to define and differentiate between different ... n how they form part of their cultures of origin, before finally questioning whether the concept of rationality should be applied in their analysis.In order to discuss witchcraft, it is important to d ...

(11 pages) 200 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

"The Lord of the Flies" by William Golding.

between democracy and anarchy. Ralph is elected by the stranded boys to be their chief. Governed by rationality, he tries to be a democratic leader, watching out for the good of all, (building and mai ...

(5 pages) 37 0 5.0 May/2003

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

Lady Macbeth Character changes throughout the play.

t deeds "must be acted ere they be scann'd,"(III.IV.140). Lady Macbeth in particular loses sight of rationality from the play's beginning to end. She feigns an image of ruthlessness and believes she c ... securing Macbeth's future as king of Scotland. She looks to the 'quickest way' as one that may lack rationality, but shortens their path to the throne. She receives a letter from Macbeth with the news ...

(7 pages) 69 0 3.4 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Mechanical Reproduction and the Fostering of Graphic Incoherence.

with language by the state can create the emergence of"double think" as a form of the breakdown of rationality. Inother words, this helps us understand what is actually happeningtoday in our society. ... e choice is minimized. In this way,people think they are making rational choices, when in facttheir rationality has actually been broken down. This is the wayin which capitalist institutions impose a ...

(2 pages) 42 1 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Voter Behavior.

co wrote about part of this statement in his essay, "Voters and Vote Decisions". He wrote about the rationality of voters voting or abstaining. Bianco would say, in response to Johnson's comment, that ...

(3 pages) 42 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Turkeys Turning Point: Extreme Islamic elements exerting overt influence in Turkey's politics is unlikely.

the reins of power and derail difficult negotiations aimed at solving a debt crisis. In both cases, rationality and practicality prevailed, and both markets soared.In the case of Turkey, the Islamic A ...

(2 pages) 86 2 2.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

What Was the main theme of max weber's sociology? Analysis of the 'Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism'and weber's rationality theory.

have named him one of the most influential sociologists of our era. Weber believed that in the West rationality had come to become the predominant impetus for action. Weber said that Rationality was o ... re in realityWeber believed that the spread of Protestantism in the West had inspired the growth of rationality and consequently the development of Capitalism. In his research, Weber looked at the his ...

(7 pages) 386 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Analysis of the power politics of canadian literature. Specifically margaret atwood's surfacing

of duality is a central point in the novel. The position of the man represents logic, language and rationality, where as the woman's position represents intuition, irrationality and emotions. The jux ...

(6 pages) 50 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Nietszche's view on art.

e pretty scary.Nietzsche treated art as something higher than ordinary, mass-conventional logic and rationality such as that in science, for he admired creativity and beauty in art above all things. H ...

(3 pages) 49 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Early Modern England and Wales How rational were supernatural beliefs in Early modern England and Wales?

tural beliefs and belief in witchcraft were popular during the early modern period. To consider the rationality of these beliefs necessitates that we consider them in the context of the period. To imp ... iefs necessitates that we consider them in the context of the period. To impose our modern ideas of rationality and reason upon the beliefs of this period takes them totally out of context and renders ...

(7 pages) 50 1 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Synopsis on Rational Choice

ational choice model.Rational choice is a psychological model directed at testing and analysing the rationality of individuals decisions. It was introduced to economics by John Mill, who adapted Benth ... buy Y. This example shows that rational choice is about maximising satisfaction from actions taken.Rationality as an attempt to maximise satisfaction has close ties with utility theory.Utility is def ...

(5 pages) 175 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Economic History