Essays Tagged: "Rationalization"

Deception in Shakespeare's MacBeth

end Banquo, King Duncan, as well as his public. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth also try to use denial and rationalization to deceive themselves. This self-deception leads to grave circumstances for them bot ...

(5 pages) 84 2 4.5 Apr/1996

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

Existentialist Darwism and Neo-isolationist Rejection in Camus' "The Stranger"

rld that embraces absurdity and persecutes reason; such isthe nature of existentialist belief, that rationalization and logic are ultimately the essence ofhumanity, and that societal premonitions and ... iversal sentiment. His stoic, de factoexistentialism is a catalyst for endless conflict between his rationalization- and logic-basedexistence and that of others, which focuses on an objective subscrip ...

(2 pages) 76 0 4.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Reasons For Dropping Out of School

re in the educational system.I have a best friend who I knew in college as a perfect example of the rationalization above. Jim was an outstanding student in the class. Jim's father was a successful bu ...

(3 pages) 123 1 3.0 Jun/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

karl marx vs. max weber

was the driving force behind changes in society.Marx vs. Weber, in a 12 round decision its Weber's rationalization of society over socialism. The essential difference in these two theories is what dr ... Industrial Revolution and capitalism as the historical rising of rationality. He coined the term, "rationalization of society," to describe the change from tradition to rationality as the dominant mo ...

(4 pages) 446 2 4.6 Aug/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Thrown Into the Wilderness Identity, and Stigmas in Society Uses "Moses' Wilderness Tabernacle" by Miriam Peskowitz

eny any stigma, one would oblige to refute integrity. Ultimately, the catharsis of this must be the rationalization that, to quote the bible, ?every man [or woman] falls short.? No human is perfect. P ...

(2 pages) 33 0 2.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

An analysis and response to John Keats' "Lamia", involving his concept of negative capability and the question of truth in the Romantic era.

he basis for truth. Writers of the Romantic era, such as John Keats, believed that imagination, not rationalization, was the foundation truth was built upon. Of this Keats says, "The Imagination may b ...

(2 pages) 79 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Ideas of John Locke.

published in his book Two Treatises on Civil Government. The ideas expressed in this book were the rationalization behind many revolutions all over the world, including the American Revolution agains ...

(4 pages) 330 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

"Manifest destiny in the mid 19th century was just another name for aggressive imperialism." Assess the validity of this statement. A 5 paragraph essay- good springboard

be labeled as nothing but aggressive imperialism; both the term and idea of manifest destiny were a rationalization of said imperialism. America's efforts to acquire Cuba, the acquisition of Texas (al ...

(2 pages) 79 0 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"The Justification and Rationalization of the Ku Klux Klan". About how KKK thought what they were doing was right. Includes examples of crimes etc. 5 pages, 1704 words

The Justification and Rationalization of the Ku Klux KlanWhen I was a sheltered, naive girl of seven, I caught a glimpse i ... thing, they can either dwell on it and emotionally kill themselves, or they can justify it and use rationalization to make themselves think what they're doing is right. The founder of the KKK intende ...

(7 pages) 82 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Odysseus: Hero or Villain? Compare odysseus to modern-day CEO's, with relevance to situational ethics in Homer's Odyssey.

as long as there are humans upon this Earth. Within these humans originates the essence of dispute: rationalization. Presupposing that there is no external source of absolute truth, it is necessary to ... ting variation of self-explanation between members of the human race. An individual's set of unique rationalizations forms the baseline standards and ethics to which that person adheres. Therefore, on ...

(4 pages) 70 1 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener": Humorous or Tragic?

ative, light-hearted, internal musings, and shared with the audience a "grasping at straw" style of rationalization, the main theme could only have been categorized as tragic. Regardless of the two pe ... n has become, the reader can offer no solution and is dragged, empathetically, once again, into the rationalization of the employer, yet still amused by the bizarre situation.Melville lends humour to ...

(4 pages) 126 1 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Future Trends in Marketing Paper: "Internet Marketing"

ure. Some of the brave made a fortune in so doing, a larger number lost their shirts in the dot com rationalization of the year 2000. Yet the feeling persists that if you are smart enough, you can mak ...

(2 pages) 426 0 4.9 Jun/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

The Sleeping Dog

14 years at Sears, I have observed several very similar situations in my workplace.Webster defines rationalization in this manner as to devise superficial, or plausible, explanations or excuses for o ...

(2 pages) 38 0 4.7 Nov/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

The Hypocrisy of Imperialism: A Critique of "An Outpost of Process"

re to acquire prosperity in this manner was rationalized at the time by most colonial powers. This rationalization essentially claimed that the technologically more advanced Europeans had a duty to t ... ly. He explores the phenomenon of colonization and the "white man's burden" and concludes that the rationalization of imperialism was an empty attempt to hide the greed that actually prompted such co ...

(5 pages) 40 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Articel Critique: Election Over, McCain Criticizes Bush on Climate Change By Andrew C. Revkin

ly criticizing President Bush and the political faction to which he belongs. The Times is trying to rationalization that even high ranking officials in the political party are taking a different stanc ...

(2 pages) 28 0 4.3 Feb/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Hamlet's Revenge

Hamlet, a play of rationalization, vicious deceit, and stinging vengeance develops Hamlet as a main character. These s ... r his father and causes deaths and complications in the story line to occur. Deceit, vengeance, and rationalization are all traits that Hamlet carries out in the play. Hamlet and his characteristics c ...

(2 pages) 56 1 4.6 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Melancholic Modernism: An Analysis of "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."

of the nineteenth century and by its opposition to morality." (Bellisario, 2005, p.132) Scientific rationalization has largely grown in the 20th century. This inevitably attracted more people towards ...

(6 pages) 38 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

An Essay on Higher Education

This paper explores trends in higher education in terms of Max Weber's theory of rationalization. It is Weber's contention that there are four basic motivators for human behavior. P ... d values. It becomes a habit of thought, a way of interpreting our world. This trend is called the "rationalization" process.The final factor that should be understood in Weber's theory of rationaliza ... -cutting trends----adjuncts and temporary faculty, web technology, and larger classes--increase the rationalization of education and tend to limit the professional wage component, (and the power of th ...

(15 pages) 341 0 3.8 Jun/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

One of the flawed arguments for restricting international trade is that protection saves jobs. What do you think?

ery costly.Free trade dose cost some jobs, but it also creates other jobs. It brings about a global rationalization of labor and allocates labor resources to their highest value activities. Because of ...

(2 pages) 21 0 1.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers


of a hierarchy of offices" (Ritzer, 2004, 24). Weber studied bureaucracy in a broader scope called rationalization. There are four reasons bureaucracies work. McDonalds is a great example of how a bu ...

(1 pages) 45 0 1.7 Sep/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies