Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 6: Reason and Revolution cited on p. That issue also contains:
Things to consider or what I look for in writing an essay: Is there a sense of time, either of duration or location?
Does the essay have a purpose, i. Are there definitions of technical terms that appeared in Western civ essay question question itself or that the writer used in answering the question? Does the essay have a recognizable and logical structure, i. Essay Questions for the First Essay Examination It is the currently accepted scientific belief that ancestors or relatives of our species lived over 6, years ago.
In a clearly written and well organized essay, explain the role geography played in the creation or invention or appearance of civilization.
A sense of time would be greatly appreciated as would a definition of civilization. In a clearly written and well organized essay explain why an ancient historian would feel comfortable in using the adjective pessimistic to describe ancient Mesopotamian civilizations while he or she would feel just as comfortable using the adjectives calm and serene to describe ancient Egyptian civilization.
A sense of time would be greatly appreciated, and even more appreciated would be the evidence on which an ancient historian bases his or her conclusion, i.
In a clearly written and well organized essay, explain why on the one hand ancient Israelite civilization can be called a typical ancient Semitic civilization and why on the other hand it is not a typical ancient Semitic civilization.
A sense of time would be greatly appreciated. In a well written and well constructed essay what reasons could you give to explain why the ancient Greeks were never able to forge any kind of national unity, but were seemingly always engaged in warfare with one another?
In your essay you might include what types of unity or control they tried to exercise over one another. Athenian democracy is often criticized. In a well written and well constructed essay, give some of the reasons why the Athenian democracy is so often criticized and whether or not you think such criticism well founded or not well founded, and why you think so.
What reasons could you give to explain why the ancient Greeks seemed to take over so rapidly and completely all of western civilization that they seemed to submerge the native characteristics of the ancient near eastern civilizations.
Or did the native ancient civilizations manage to preserve some of their own ideas about the world? Essay Questions for the Second Essay Examination You are Hannibal, and in a short, but well written letter back home you must explain to the leaders of the Carthaginians what went wrong with your plan to achieve a victory over the hated Romans.
Some sense of time would be appreciated, not only when Hannibal tried to defeat the Romans, but also how long it took the Romans to devise a political and social system Hannibal could not defeat, even though he could almost always defeat the Roman army.
Augustus proclaimed that he had restored the Roman Republic. In a short, but well written essay, explain why modern historians say Augustus began the Roman Empire. Some sense of time, as well as some indication of the relation of the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire, would be deeply appreciated.
Gibbon described the second century AD as the happiest period mankind had ever known. In a short, but well written essay explain why he described this last half of the pax Romana in such glowing terms.
Imagine, if you will, you are a well educated Roman of AD bothered by the increasing popularity of one of those pernicious mystery religions, Christianity. You, in your well written essay, seek to explain to one of your friends, stationed in the army in the east on the Danube border and not at all well acquainted with this particular mystery religion, why this persecuted religion, similar in some respects to other mystery religions and different in other respects, is growing so much more rapidly than other religions.
For this question, as indeed for all questions, a sense of time is always and deeply appreciated. In the Early Middle Ages, western Europe was far inferior in culture, organization, learning, etc.
Explain in a short, but well written essay why western Europe lagged far behind the other two.
General descriptive statements would be greatly enhanced if backed up with concrete facts, events, personages, etc. For example, when were the Early Middle Ages? In a short, but well written essay explain why in some of these states a strong, centralized government began to emerge, while in others strong, centralized government disappeared during the Late Middle Ages The pope and the organized Church enjoyed great power during the High Middle Ages.
In this essay, besides general interpretive comments, I am looking for some hard cold facts, and a sense of time would be deeply appreciated. The pope and the traditional, organized Church no longer after enjoyed the same power as they had during the High Middle Ages.
As always, some sense of time would be deeply appreciated. Their troubles allowed Western Europe to assume a greater role in Western Civilization. The Renaissance began in Italy.Why Two in One Flesh? The Western Case for Monogamy Over Polygamy, John Witte, Jr. Western nations can responsibly hold the line against polygamy.
My first reaction to this post was “Wow, what a bad reason to change your attitudes.” My reaction upon reflection was to notice that I was a leftish neoliberal in my conservative Bible Belt high school, and in my left-wing liberal arts college I became more libertarian, but also more culturally radical so no one could confuse me for one of those Lew Rockwell-type conservative libertarians.
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