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Athens and Greek Political Philosophy »

Number of pages 5

A 5 page research paper exploring how Greek philosophy affected ancient Athens’ society. Issues explored include political debate and the philosophies behind it (Aristotle and predecessors), the laws established from the philosophy, and the treatment of enemies of the people (Socrates and Herodotes) and why they were considered to be enemies. Also ... View Full Description
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Sex Offender Legislation »

Number of pages 10

A 10 page research paper on recent laws and scientific support for the laws affecting sexual offenders. The writer focuses on both state and federal laws, including 'Megan's Laws,' Kansas's States recommitment law, California's chemical castration law, Delaware's drivers' license law, and recidivism statistics. Bibliography lists 14 sources. View Full Description
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Deconstruction as a Tool for Understanding the Nature of the Law »

Number of pages 4

This 4 page paper examines law and the philosophy of law to consider what value deconstruction may provide to the interpretation and study of the nature of law. The paper summarises the use of deconstruction and then looks at how it may add value. The bibliography cites 5 sources. View Full Description
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Cicero: On the Commonwealth »

Number of pages 7

7 pages in length. Discusses the great work by Cicero as to the concept of law. Cicero the philosopher assigned to the positive laws of humans an altogether subordinate place by comparison with the law of nature. The mere fact that a measure has been enacted by a commonly accepted method does ... View Full Description
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Rights As A Key Concept in Contemporary Political, Moral and Legal Philosophy »

Number of pages 29

This 29 page jurisprudence paper considers the quote " key concept (perhaps the key idea)in contemporary political, moral and legal philosophy is that of rights". This is examined with consideration of the basic foundation and purpose of the law, the role of liberalism and the way it has influenced and is influenced by the Human ... View Full Description
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St. Thomas Aquinas on Natural Law: »

Number of pages 5

This 5 page paper discusses the contributions of St. Thomas Aquinas in terms of Natural Law doctrine. Description of Natural Law is included as well as other Aquinas philosophies and background. Bibliography lists 8 sources. View Full Description
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Approaches to philosophy »

Number of pages 4

An overview of various branches of philosophy, including analytic and process philosophy, and the way that these relate to earlier forms. View Full Description
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Usury Laws - General And North Carolina »

Number of pages 3

This 3 page paper explains and discusses usury laws. There is no federal law specifying maximum interest rates and fees for credit. Congress believed the Truth in Lending Act would provide sufficient protection for debtors. That is not true. This essay reports the number of states with and without usury laws and then provides the ... View Full Description
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Crime and Punishment in England 1800 - 1850 »

Number of pages 16

This 16 page paper considers hat does criminal law history before 1850 tells us about the processes of change in the law and legal institutions. The paper looks at the period 1800 – 1850 and examines four areas of law and the justice system; capital and corporal punishment including the “Bloody Code”; imprisonment and transportation ... View Full Description
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Lisa and MJ Electricals - A Case Study »

Number of pages 8

This 8 page paper examines a contract law case posed by the student. A consumer makes a purchase by mail order, The goods sent differ to those ordered, and the seller refuses to accept them back. The paper examined the position of the seller and the consumers using case law and legislation. The paper is ... View Full Description
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Phillips/Socrates Cafe »

Number of pages 12

A 12 page reaction paper/essay to Christopher Phillips' intriguing text Socrates Cafe. The writer summarizes many Phillips' points concerning philosophy and discusses how this text defines philosophy, shows philosophy to be practical and concludes with an autobiographical comment on the use of philosophy in everyday life. No additional sources cite. View Full Description
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Philosophy and the Basic Element »

Number of pages 5

Philosophy and the Basic Element: This 5-page essay discusses a number of specific questions relevant to the field of philosophy. Divergent ideologies germane to the basic element, the early Presocratic philosophers who ascribed to them, their specific branch of philosophy, and the societal characteristics necessary to the development of philosophy are explored. ... View Full Description
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Summary and Analysis of “The Laws” by Plato »

Number of pages 10

This is a 10 page paper summarizing and analyzing Plato’s “The Laws” on a chapter by chapter basis. Philosopher and educator Plato (427-347 B.C.E.) wrote extensively in general philosophy which he believed was the basis for the theory of education and political thought. Plato was greatly influenced by the philosophies of Socrates and in addition ... View Full Description
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Comparisons of East - West Political Ideologies »

Number of pages 8

An 8 page paper comparing Western liberalism to the Islamic philosophies of Sayyid Qutb and Yusuf al-Qaradawi. These two clerics have had immense influence in the formation of the political ideologies of Islam. Sayyid Qutb is said to have exerted great influence over Osama bin Laden. The purpose here is to compare ... View Full Description
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The Law and Society »

Number of pages 22

This 22 page paper looks at the interdependency and interaction between the law and society. The role of law, the way it impacts on society and ways it is influences and the linkage between the law and morals are examined. The paper is written looking at the concept of law and incorporates discussions of the ... View Full Description
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Maimonides/Political Theory »

Number of pages 7

A 7 page research paper that examines the philosophical viewpoint of 12th century Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides in regards to 'perfect law.' Maimonides proposed that humanity should model all law on Biblical law, which is by definition 'perfect' due to his divine origin. The writer argues that this viewpoint in regards to political law is ... View Full Description
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The Changing Relation Between American Law And The American Economy Over The Course Of The 20th Century »

Number of pages 5

5 pages in length. The writer discusses how the extent to which one can gauge the impact of the changing relation between American law and the American economy over the course of the twentieth century is by many things, not the least of which is by examining Keynesian philosophy. Earl Warren's equality style ... View Full Description
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Kant's "Duty" »

Number of pages 5

5 pages in length. The impressions of duty and morality Kant left upon the world appear to have held their value throughout the years in the form of intuitive interpretation. John Rawls, who advances the ideas of Kant, writes in his book entitled A Theory of Justice: "Each person possesses an inviolability founded ... View Full Description
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Philosophical Questions »

Number of pages 5

This 5 page paper discusses four philosophical questions including Thomas Hobbes' philosophy of psychological egoism; Murphy's Law and how it applies to Hobbes; the weaknesses inherent in testimonial evidence, and how Peirce's pragmatic theories can explain them. Bibliography lists 6 sources. View Full Description
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African American Education/Before and After Jim Crow »

Number of pages 10

A 10 page research paper that examines the state of black education before, during and after the era of the infamous 'Jim Crow' laws, which served to keep blacks oppressed in the South and which provided public education with the 'separate but equal' philosophy, which was such a travesty of justice.. Bibliography lists 10 sources. View Full Description
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ETHNOLOGY AS A GENRE OF ANTHROPOLOGY »

Number of pages 6

This 6 page paper deals with the philosophies and theories of Carl Jung, the individualization process, development of personality, weber and steven's laws, nature versus culture and its application to anthropology through ethnology. View Full Description
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Mosaic Dietary Laws »

Number of pages 18

This 18 page paper provides an overview of the Mosaic dietary laws, the laws set forth through the directives of Moses in the Old Testament. The Mosaic dietary laws, the laws imposed by the directives of Moses on the Israelites, extended from earlier restrictions that had been placed on the eating habits of the ... View Full Description
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Customary Law »

Number of pages 5

This 5 page paper looks at how customary law may be seen in mainstream law and the issues of customary law form alterative cultures, such as aboriginal law and sovereign law and the difficulties of both co-existing. The bibliography cites 7 sources. View Full Description
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The Impact of the Human Rights Act on Statutory Interpretation »

Number of pages 7

This 7 page paper looks at the way in which the implementation of the Human Rights Act, specifically S3(1), has impacted on the way the judiciary, including the Law Lords, interpreted statues and assesses whether or not they are now making law as well as interpreting law. The issue is discussed looking at the statue ... View Full Description
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Scottish Law »

Number of pages 16

This 16 page paper looks at Scottish law from a number of perspectives. Written in three parts the first part looks at the basis and development of Scots law. The second part of the paper examines the way promises may be enforced under Scots law comparing it to Islamic law. The last part of the ... View Full Description
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Three Of Maxwell’s Laws Of Leadership »

Number of pages 6

A 6 page paper that explains three of Maxwell’s Laws and how to apply them in life. The three laws are the Law of Influence, the Law of Process and the Law of Navigation. Bibliography lists 1 source. View Full Description
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Sources of English Law »

Number of pages 10

This 10 page paper considers the different sources of English law. The writer outlines the history and development of common law, statute law and the law of equity and how they form the current structure of English law. Relevant cases and statutes are cited. The bibliography cites 6 sources. View Full Description
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Megan's Law: Fair Or Not? »

Number of pages 6

A 6 page paper. Megan's Law is the federal and state laws that require sex offenders to register with local law enforcement agencies upon release from prison. This essay provides information about the law, how it came to be, and argues that this is a fair and just law. Bibliography lists 7 sources. View Full Description
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Religious Philosophy of Mahatma Ghandi »

Number of pages 8

An 8 page paper which examines the religious philosophy of Mahatma Ghandi. His religious philosophies were, in a sense, very universal, and his approach to politics as it involved his religious philosophies involved a powerful approach to non-violence. Bibliography lists 4 sources. View Full Description
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The Philosophy Of John Dewey »

Number of pages 6

6 pages in length. Celebrated American philosopher, John Dewey, postulated that all life was interconnected amidst education, art and the environment. Through his teachings, Dewey passed along his philosophies to countless students in several colleges across the country. Education as we know it today has greatly benefited because of the insightful philosophies of ... View Full Description
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THE HISTORY OF EDUCATION »

Number of pages 13

This 13 page paper deals with the philosophies of education of several experts in the field, namely Barbara Thayer-Bacon, and Joe Kincheloe. Works cited include Philosophy Applied to Education, and Contextualizing Teaching. Constructivist and indivdualistic views are discussed as well as philosophies that impacted the modern development of the educational processes. Bibliography lists 3 sources. View Full Description
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Philosophy of Education »

Number of pages 20

A 20 page research paper that offers a detailed discussion of factors contributing to the formulation of a personal philosophy of education. This discussion, first of all, examines the historical and philosophical trends that have led to the present moment in education, as well as social theories that influence educational philosophy. This information is drawn ... View Full Description
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The Philosophy of Religion »

Number of pages 15

This 15 page paper examines the concept of philosophy and applies it to religion. The Enlightenment era is discussed. Specific philosophies are included. God and how it is treated in philosophy is a large part of the inquiry. Bibliography lists 7 sources. View Full Description
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Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois »

Number of pages 7

A 7 page paper which examines the philosophies of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois. The paper compares the two and discusses the validity of their philosophies and whether or not their philosophies hold true today. Annotated bibliography lists 10 sources. View Full Description
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Teaching Students with Respect and Equality »

Number of pages 5

5 pages. The most important teaching philosophy is one that recognizes each student as the valuable individual that he or she is. Regardless of any certain flaws and without regard to gender, race or socioeconomic status each student deserves to be given the same opportunities to learn. This paper delves into a ... View Full Description
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What is Philosophy? »

Number of pages 3

This 3 page paper probes the definition of philosophy and how it should be used in life. Examples from Descartes' philosophy are provided. The concept of philosophy and its usefulness are discussed in the context of society, its norms and religious values. View Full Description
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The Philosophies of Adolf Hitler »

Number of pages 8

An 8 page overview of the philosophies of Adolf Hitler. The author briefly summarizes the man and his philosophies, emphasizing that his apparent popularity during his time in Germany is attributable to historical circumstances rather than sound political philosophy. Bibliography lists 4 sources. View Full Description
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Fides et Ratio - Philosophy »

Number of pages 10

A 10 page paper that begins with some of the many statements made in this Encyclical about philosophy. The focus of this essay is on the relationship between philosophy and the Church. Numerous examples are included from the text to illustrate how the Pope related the importance of the interrelationship of philosophy to theology ... View Full Description
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CHINESE ART, BALANCE AND HARMONY »

Number of pages 6

This 6 page paper examines the philosophy of the Five Processes based on Yin and Yang and applies them to the Chinese pieces of art titled: Four Happiness Toggle, and The Incense Burner. How the philosophy is defined within the element of the art pieces is discussed as well as a general overview of the ... View Full Description
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Is International Law Really Law? »

Number of pages 25

This 25 page paper considers whether or not international law may be seen as real law. The paper compares international law to domestic law and looks at why it may be seen as legitimate and why it may be seen as illegitimate. The paper includes the traditional arguments for and against, including theorists such as ... View Full Description
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Law Firm Case Study - Hall, Dickler, et al LLP »

Number of pages 5

Law Firm Case Study – Hall, Dickler, et al LLP: This 5-page essay chronicles the case study of the Hall Dickler, et al law firm of legal professionals. It also offers an overview of its inside machinations, and the contributory factors relevant to its success. Bibliography lists 7 sources. SNAkghal.doc View Full Description
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Posner’s Common Law - Does It Make Common Sense? »

Number of pages 6

Posner’s Common Law – Does It Make Common Sense?: This 6-page analytical essay examines Posner’s claims regarding common law and its relevance to efficiency. Opposing expert viewpoints are included, and linear conclusions are reached. Whether or not Posner’s ideas pan out, he has nonetheless provided the judiciary system with a very valuable launching ... View Full Description
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Environmental Laws In Malaysia And Singapore »

Number of pages 4

A 4 page paper. The essay discusses environmental laws in Malaysia and Singapore. It also discusses work hours and wages in Malaysia and Singapore. While we might expect the environmental laws to be at least similar to the rest of the world, wages and hours can be vastly different between different geographic regions in ... View Full Description
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The Inherent State of the State of Human Nature - Aristotle's Argument vs. Hobbes' Humanistic View »

Number of pages 5

A 5 page paper that argues the fact that Aristotle's ancient view of the inherent state of human nature, a state which posits that man is born into a natural state of civilization that nurtures the cause of the common good, is a more fitting assumption of man's nature as it was intended than is ... View Full Description
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Fields of Philosophy »

Number of pages 4

A 4 page essay that discusses which branch of philosophy is the most significant. Western philosophy is divided into three branches, which are metaphysics, axiology, and epistemology (What is Philosophy, 2005). To put it simply, metaphysics answers the question, “What’s what?” (that is, defines reality); axiology; “What’s good? (that is, what has value); and epistemology ... View Full Description
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Incorporating a Firm in China - Is a Unified or a Separate System of Company Law Best? »

Number of pages 3

In this 3 page paper there is consideration of what type of law a foreign firm setting up in China may prefer; a unified law that treats domestic and foreign owned businesses the same, or one that treats the firms differently. The bibliography cites 4 sources. View Full Description
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Lead Balloon Pty Ltd - Legal Case Study »

Number of pages 10

This 10 page paper is based on Australian law, looking at a case supplied by the student where several legal issues have arisen, including the formation of a pre-incorporation contract, the desire to get out of a post incorporation contract where the directors believe they can get a better deal and a potential liability for ... View Full Description
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Lobbying Reform at the Federal Level »

Number of pages 11

In eleven pages this paper examines the efforts to reform lobbying at the federal level with a review of current law controlling lobbyists, perceived abuses, status of enforcement of federal lobbying laws, and considers changes that are needed in law and/or law enforcement. Fifteen sources are listed in the bibliography. View Full Description
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Privacy and International Law »

Number of pages 21

This 21 page paper looks at how privacy interpreted in international law. The paper starts with a consideration of the role of international law and considers now this may be applied to issues of privacy. The paper then looks at international law, focusing on the European Convention of Human Rights, examines the protection that is ... View Full Description
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The Advantages and Disadvantaged of Common Law »

Number of pages 8

This 8 page paper looks at English with law reference to case law and statute law and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the Common law system, particularly in the context of the modern business environment. The bibliography cites 8 sources. View Full Description
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