Miscellaneous Essays

Friendship 2
Friendship 2 Human beings are social creatures. They strive for companionship with others. Although there are some people that might find pleasure in solitude until they reach the state of insanity, it seems clear that the majority of people do seek companionship if possible. Central among these companionships are friendships. For some people, this is what makes life worthwhile, the presence of friends. Aristotle found friendship important. Friendship is a sort of goodness, or at the least ...

Free Enterprise
Free Enterprise Free Enterprise "Work hard, save your money, and you can become wealthy - or, at least, "independent!" This is the motto of old-fashioned, "free enterprise." It expresses the idea that everybody in a capitalist society can participate and compete on the same terms with similar chances of success. It implies that the working class is just a collection of individuals who have not yet established their independence (worked their way up) through "individual initiative," rath...

Free Will vs
Free Will vs. Determinism I. Determinism Before one can properly evaluate the entire debate that enshrouds the Free Will/Determinism, each term must have a meaning, but before we explore the meaning of each term, we must give a general definition. Determinism is, "Everything that happens is caused to happen. (Clifford Williams. "Free Will and Determinism: A Dialogue" pg 3). This is the position that Daniel, a character in Williams� dialogue, chooses to believe and defend. David Hum...

Freedom
Freedom State of Nature To trigger off any philosophy on what should be the characteristics of the state we must first imagine living in a state of nature (living with the lack of a state). Since we cannot trace back to any time that we've been without government, we must imagine what it would be like in a state of nature. What are people like with the absence of a state? there have been many views in answering this question, therefore there have been many differences in views for what the "...

French Education
French Education French education for engineers is significantly different from that of the United States. This fact will be the topic of this paper as well as the sequencing of French education. There are four schools in France that provide for the bulk of the engineering education after high school. These are called NATIONAL INSTITUTS FOR APPLIED SCIENCES or INSA. These institutions are very comprehensive and high level. The NATIONAL INSTITUTS FOR APPLIED SCIENCES or INSA take studen...

Freud Civilization and Its Dis
Freud Civilization and Its Dis Freud defines the id as being a "general mass of sensations". What he means by this is that there are, at this stage, no boundaries between external environment and oneself. The id according to Freud is the only part that is present at birth. At this stage a person doesn't understand how their actions have anything to do with, or affect their surrounding environment and vice versa. Thus, their actions might or might not conflict with the standards and norms...

Freud and Caligula
Freud and Caligula Sigmund Freud was born on May 6, 1856 in Freiberg (which is now Pribor, Czech Republic) . At the age of three, he and his family moved to Leipzig to get away from the Anti-Semitic riots that were raging at that time. Shortly thereafter, they moved into Vienna where he was educated. In 1886 he began his work by opening a private practice center for the treatment of hysteria. Then ten years later he started to use his term "psychoanalysis" to describe his theory of the m...

Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing Formula One Racing Formula One racing, or F1, is known to be the most prestigious type of auto racing in the world. Unfortunately, in the United States F1 racing is not nearly as popular as other motorsports such as Nascar. On a typical Sunday afternoon if one were to flip channels on the television, Nascar would most likely be airing on a major station. Furthermore, if one were to watch the race he or she would notice that the racetrack was packe...

Foul Play
Foul Play Foul Play Dear Members of the Board of the National Collegiate Association of America: Since the beginning of collegiate athletics, there have been student-athletes whose actions are considered disproportionately deviant. College athletes have defied the rules and regulations set forth by the National Collegiate Association of America by such acts as accepting stipends, committing date rape, abusing drugs, and even committing homicide. For some reason, college athletes belie...

Foundation analysis
Foundation analysis Grace Palley has said, �All fiction is a lie, but at the heart of that lie is a truth.� This quote directly applies to Issac Asimov�s, Foundation. Science Fiction deals with events that did happened, may have happened, or have not yet happened to a certain degree. Foundation has symbolic revelation of corrupt power and the quest for the truth. Foundation, like many science fiction novels, contains symbolism, which reflects the deep core of truth with all lives whil...

Four myth theories
Four myth theories Four Theories of Myth There are four basic theories of myth. Those theories are: the rational myth theory, functional myth theory, structural myth theory, and the phsycological myth theory. The rational myth theory states that myths were created to explain natural events and forces. Functional myths are what you call the kinds of myths that were created as a type of social control. The third myth theory is the structural myth theory. This theory says that myt...

Foxwoods (gambling)
Foxwoods (gambling) There are many reasons why people gamble and what the advantages and disadvantages are of risking your bank account on the roll of the dice or the luck of the draw. I originally set out to try and explain why people gamble, but I realized that gambling is just as much of a business or industry as anything else. I researched Foxwoods casino, in CT, and the business behind that. From there I will attempt to explain the �cause and effect� of gambling. Gambling has ma...

Franjo Tudjman
Franjo Tudjman Franjo Tudjman Franjo Tudjman was born in Veliko Trgovisaee, a small village in Zagorje on May 14, 1922. His father was a prominent member of the Croatian Peasant Party. He had two brothers, one of which was murdered in 1943 for being a member of the antifascist movement. While attending elementary school in his home town, his mother passed away. He attended high school from 1934-1941 in Zagreb, which is now the capital. While attending high school, he supported himself...

Food Production
Food Production Over the 10,000 years since agriculture began to be developed, peoples everywhere have discovered the food value of wild plants and animals, and domesticated and bred them. The most important crops are cereals such as wheat, rice, barley, corn, and rye; sugarcane and sugar beets; meat animals such as sheep, cattle, goats, and pigs or swine; poultry such as chickens, ducks, and turkeys; animal products such as milk, cheese, and eggs; and nuts and oils. Fruits, vegetables, and ...

Food production 2
Food production 2 Over the 10,000 years since agriculture began to be developed, peoples everywhere have discovered the food value of wild plants and animals, and domesticated and bred them. The most important crops are cereals such as wheat, rice, barley, corn, and rye; sugarcane and sugar beets; meat animals such as sheep, cattle, goats, and pigs or swine; poultry such as chickens, ducks, and turkeys; animal products such as milk, cheese, and eggs; and nuts and oils. Fruits, vegetables, an...

Ford Focus Copying Honda Civic
Ford Focus Copying Honda Civic Ford Focus Copying Honda Civics? Have you ever heard of a live commercial? Or better yet ever seen one? Well Ford Motor Company is about to launch the new Focus. The Focus is targeted at the first time buyers market. Ford Motors is spending at least $100 million dollars in this new approach marketing strategy. I always thought that TV commercial's were pre-recorded. This is not the case here. Ford is actually launching a miniseries of commercials to create ...

Fordism and Scientific Managem
Fordism and Scientific Managem FORDISM, SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT AND THE LESSONS FOR CONTEMPORARY ORGANISATIONS Fordism and Scientific Management are terms used to describe management that had application to practical situations with extremely dramatic effects. Fordism takes its name from the mass production units of Henry Ford, and is identified by an involved technical division of labour within companies and their production units. Other characteristics of Fordism include strong hierar...

Foreign etiquette
Foreign etiquette Etiquette for Greetings and Business Cards As we do business in other countries and as we receive businesspeople from other countries in our American offices, it is important to know how to greet people and how to present our business cards. The greeting is the beginning of the business interaction; if it goes well, we create a positive impression that will serve as a foundation for our business discussions. Business Cards The ultimate passport in today...

Forgotten Kids
Forgotten Kids Forgotten Kids are children that have disabilities that are barely visible. They have their arms and legs, can see and hear, run, play, etc., but most have never been invited to a birthday party or to a sleep over. They are the last to be chosen to play and the first to be blamed. Their illnesses aren�t fatal, but a small part of their hearts and souls die with every rejection. Their behaviors seem odd or unpredictable to themselves as much as to society. They are misun...

Five Creation Myths
Five Creation Myths Five Creation Myths After reading five myths about the creation of the universe, I can identify several similarities and differences that appear in the stories. The most obvious similarity in the stories is the presence of a god (or goddess) t hat brought the universe to its present state. He or she brought light from darkness, produced sea and land to make the Earth, and populated it with plant and animal life. Differences are easy to spot t...

Fixing Belief
Fixing Belief The Four Methods of Charles S. Peirce In �The Fixation of Belief�, Charles S. Peirce attempts to explain his four methods of establishing belief, in which he says all people have. These methods can be put to the test with any subject matter, and one shall always fit. For instance, let us look at the broad but always hot topic of religious matters, or affairs. First, take into account Peirce�s first method, which is the method of tenacity. Its definition is, ...

Fixing a Computer
Fixing a Computer Fixing A Computer Fixing computers is easy. The paragraphs to follow contain information on labeling parts, problems, and repairing vs. fixing. In these paragraphs will also compare a computer to the human circulatory system. The internal parts of computers are very easy to recognize, once they are labeled. We will start by opening the case into the computer. Before opening the case don�t forget to have the computer turned off and unplugged, we don�t want to ...

Fleurs tracks
Fleurs tracks Fleur’s Tracks In Louise Erdrich’s “Tracks”, the readers discovers by the second chapter that there are two narrators, Nanapush and Pauline Puyat. This method of having two narrators telling their stories alternately could be at first confusing, especially if the readers hasn’t been briefed about it or hasn’t read a synopsis of it. Traditionally, there is one narrator in the story, but Erdrich does an effective and spectacular job in ...

Flexible benefits plan
Flexible benefits plan Flexible benefit plan The employees of today�s workforce are divers. With such a workforce at hand, an employer must have a flexible benefit plan to match the composition of its employees. Flexible benefit plans are a written plan under which employees of a company are allowed to choose two or more benefits consisting of cash and qualified benefits (Everett & Miller, 1994). Some benefits offered under a flexible benefit plan are health care, dental, re...

Flying dreams
Flying dreams Flying Dreams To Fly Has Been a Dream On a bright sunny day with the sky as clear as crystal glass, you peer out into the open sky to the land down below. The door opens in front of you the wind rushes into the aircraft. You step out falling freely away as if you were a bird soaring on the winds of time. You peer back to the aircraft for a brief second to see it speeding away. You feel weightless as the wind roars around you. Looking down you suddenly reali...