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Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn »

A 5 page research paper that investigates Thomas S. Kuhn's groundbreaking theory in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962, University of Chicago Press), which ) radically altered the way that change in science is perceived. The traditional understanding states that science progresses by small increments of change. Kuhn posits that ...
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European History and Class Struggles »

This 5 page paper talks about how social class changed between the time of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment and from the French Revolution to the Industrial Revolution. The impact of the French Revolution is highlighted. Bibliography lists 5 sources
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Social Paradigm for Change Represented by the Scientific Revolution »

A 5 page paper that analyzes the development of the Scientific Revolution and presents it as a pivotal point in the history of Western civilization. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Enlightenment and the Scientific Revolution »

A 7 page research paper that discusses the relationship between the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century and the Enlightenment of the eighteenth and how these eras changed the worldview of Western European society. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Historical Overview of the Industrial Revolution »

This 5 page paper looks at different aspects of the revolution, including changes in the social environment, how people made fortunes and differences in marketing and consumption. Changes in technology are also discussed and cotton production is used as an example of the first change to spark the revolution. Bibliography ...
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1960s Cultural Revolution »

An 8 page research paper/essay that examines the idea of the 1960s as a cultural revolution. The 1960s are often referred as a time of cultural revolution in the United States and in other Western countries, but how useful is this term in describing this turbulent period? The connotation associated ...
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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn »

A 4 page look at the works of Thomas Kuhn and his advancements in Behavior Theory. Specifically examined is the infamous "(The) Structure of Scientific Revolutions"-- in which Kuhn developed his concept of a paradigm. Kuhn's rationale and use if applied theory are assessed. Bibliography lists approximately 10 sources-- including ...
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Scientific Revolutions and the Perspectives of Thomas S. Kuhn »

A 6 page essay that summarizes and analyzes two essays by Thomas S. Kuhn, "Nature and Necessity of Scientific Revolutions" and "Objectivity, Value Judgement and Theory Choice." The writer discusses how these essays express Kuhn's views pertaining to the manner in which science periodically undergoes paradigm shifts. No additional sources ...
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Revolutions in Science and Technology »

A 7 page research paper that discusses advancements and innovations. This examination of scientific creative innovation begins with the medicine and the penicillin revolution, but then looks also at the examples of creative revolutions that have occurred in the contemporary era and concludes with observations bout the way in which ...
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European Scientific Revolution of the 16th and 17th Centuries »

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, in Europe, people began to see and understand the world in an entirely new way. The Scientific Revolution brought about the transformation of thought concerning the nature of the world and man's place within that world. This 11 page paper examines the ...
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Similarities and Differences Between the 17th Century Scientific Revolution and 18th Century Enlightenment »

A 5 page research paper that compares and contrasts the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century with the Enlightenment of the eighteenth. The writer argues that an overview of this period of history shows that the two movements, while different, were distinctly related. The ideas that grew in the Scientific ...
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Scientific Revolution and Government Attitudes About Science »

12 pages in length. This paper describes the attitude of the government towards science following the Scientific Revolution. It was generally a positive one. The widespread interest in science after the revolution lead political leaders in Europe to support the sciences and saw the advent of Scientific ...
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Evaluation of Barbara Ehrenreich's The Road to Equality »

An 8 page discussion of "The Road To Equality: Sorry Sisters This is Not the Revolution" by Barbara Ehrenreich. Outlines Ehrenreich's concerns that the original goals and aspirations of the feminist movement have changed over time. Suggests a reassessment of these goals and a return to the ...
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Absolute Monarchy of the Early Modern Era, Style of Baroque, and the Scientific Revolution »

5 pages in length. Introducing such revolutionary concepts as were developed during the scientific revolution truly transformed the way in which the world operated. So many inventions changed how people lived their lives that it was not difficult to leave behind the archaic in favor of the new ...
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Alice Cary's 'The West Country' Poem »

A 5 page analysis of this early nineteenth century poem. This paper points out the simile and metaphor which is presented in regard to nature and how they correspond to the many societal changes which took place during the Industrial Revolution. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Comparison of Scientific Revolution of 1500 and the Industrial Revolution of 1750 »

A 5 page paper discussing the two 'revolutions' with emphasis on England. The machinery, methods and products of the Industrial Revolution are now curiosities of history; the contributions of the Scientific Revolution live on in fact. The Industrial Revolution provided lessons in how people should not be expected ...
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Comparing the American and French Revolutions in Terms of Causative Factors »

A 5 page discussion of the societal problems which spawned these two revolutions. This paper emphasizes that while the French Revolution was fought to end an absolute monarchy, the American Revolution was fought to preserve the independence to which American colonists had grown accustomed. Includes five pages of ...
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Changes in the 20th Century »

A 6 page outline on the societal changes which occurred during the Twentieth Century. Discusses some of the major events such as World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. Coordinates the technological evolution experienced in this century with the societal changes which have occurred and ...
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Overview of Galileo »

8 pages in length. The writer discusses 8 separate points pertaining to Galileo's scientific contributions, including his trial, his views on religion and science, as well as the impact of the Scientific Revolution. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Peter Dear: “Miracles, Experiments and the Ordinary Course of Nature” »

This 4 page paper discusses Peter Dear’s article “Miracles, Experiments and the Ordinary Course of Nature” and argues that his main point is to trace why scientific thought in France and England developed along different paths, even though both countries were in the midst of the Scientific Revolution. Bibliography lists ...
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Independence Fight and the Revolutionary War »

A 5 page paper which backs the argument that states the revolution was really nothing more than a war for independence. The paper discusses aspects that help to illustrate how the war was one of independence, rather than revolution. In addressing this issue, the paper also discusses events that led to the war, economic, ...
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Social Revolution and Computer Technology »

Computer Technology and Social Revolution: This 8-page essay examines how widespread computer technologies can lead to revolution relevant to social/ societal relations. Today, just years after its introduction, the Web has become a major cultural movement involving millions of people. How will this ultimately alter our lives? Bibliography ...
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Internet's 'Industrial Revolution' »

Computerization and the emerging information highway is transforming the American economy. Computers are changing the composition and distribution of labor, improving labor efficiency, and creating new markets and new forms of organizations. The advent of the Internet has led to a shift in the market strategy that can ...
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Push and Pull Phenomena Within the Context of East Germany's 1989 Revolution »

A 4 page overview of the factors which were at play in East Germany’s 1989 revolution. The author contends that, as with most revolutions, some of these factors were external while others were internal. The interplay which was created could be regarded, in fact, as a push/pull phenomena, ...
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Great Britain's Industrial Revolution »

A 7 page research paper that explores the ways in which the Industrial Revolution impacted society as a whole, and specifically on such areas of child labor, the formation of unions, and changes to families. The writer demonstrates how the Industrial Revolution changed the model upon which society is based ...
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Change and Continuity During the Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries »

A 5 page paper which examines the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution as it involves change. The paper also discusses social classes and general tradition as it relates to social conditions in relationship to continuity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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French Revolution and the Role of Women »

A 4 page consideration of the role women played during the French Revolution. Despite the fact that ultimately they would be excluded from the very equality that the Revolution sought, women were inspired to fight for change as they had never fought before. Women were involved in practically every ...
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Industrial Revolution and Great Britain »

A 5 page overview of the social and economic situation in Great Britain which resulted in the Industrial Revolution. Details the changes to the subsistence patterns of the people, the changes in their material cultures, and the changes in their philosophies. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Victorian Age and Changing Women's Roles »

This 10 page paper looks at a variety of changes experienced by the people of Victorian England. The effects of the industrial revolution on women's roles as well as the changing status of the church are included. Marital law changes are addressed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment Perspectives on Society and the World »

6 pages in length. Contributions to the world during the enlightenment and scientific revolution had such far-reaching and significant social and political influence that their impacts upon life are not likely to be duplicated in the near future. Indeed, the praise for such progression during these two periods ...
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Industrial Revolution and its Social Impact »

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the Industrial Revolution as well as an analysis on its effect on society. The change of the family is revealed as a part of the revolution and gender roles are also noted as having been affected. The impact on society as it ...
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The Cost of Political Revolutions »

A 5 page paper in which the writer concludes that political revolutions are worth the cost, human, individual, and financial, even if they do not achieve their objectives. To support the premise, the writer uses some of the most well-known revolutions as examples – the American Revolution, the French Revolution, ...
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Great Britain's Industrialization and Cotton »

This 16 page paper considers how and why cotton was so important in the occurrence of the industrial revolution. The paper considers the background to the industrial revolution, including the political and economic thought of the time, such as Adam Smith's 'Wealth of Nations' as well as the changes ...
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French Absolute Monarchy and Renaissance of Europe »

This 7 page paper examines the impact of the European Renaissance on the concept of an absolute monarchy in France. In addition, it discusses the resulting Baroque period and the scientific revolution that were directly attributed to the Renaissance and the turmoil caused as a result.
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Why China Did Not Have a Scientific Revolution and Europe Did »

A 4 page paper. If China had living standards that were comparable to those in Europe and if they had offered the world so many innovations, why did the scientific revolution not occur in China as it did in Europe? This is a question that has been debated for decades. ...
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The Age of Exploration and Onwards - Social and Economic Development »

This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of social and economic developments from the 15th to 17th centuries. The Age of Exploration, as well as the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment are covered. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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The Reformation, Counter-Reformation, and Scientific Revolution »

This 3 page paper explores the relationship among the Reformation, Counter-Reformation and Scientific Revolution. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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The Persian Letters by Montesquieu »

A 5 page analysis of this classic novel of the seventeenth-century in which the writer demonstrates that Montesquieu's masterpiece reflects both the ideas and beliefs of the Enlightenment and the beginnings of the scientific revolution. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Overview of Major Events of Western Civilization »

A 5 page outline of several of the major events encompassed in Western Civilization. These extend from absolutism in Europe to the dissolution of the Cold War. The expansion of the world’s scientific knowledge, nationalism, revolution, industrialization are all identified as important factors in these events. Bibliography ...
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Turning Points from Ancient History to Now »

This 4 page starts with the discovery of fire, moves through the scientific revolution, and on to the threat of nuclear bombs as it exists in the world today. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Galileo's Impact On The Scientific Revolution »

4 pages in length. Galileo's misfortune of trial and condemnation transformed into the world's bequest when the Italian astronomer and mathematician's forthrightness set the stage for the Scientific Revolution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Western Civilization Historical Periods »

A 3 page paper which defines and examines Renaissance, Reformation, Enlightenment, and Scientific Revolution as they influenced the development of Western civilization. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Scientific Revolution and How It Evolved »

An 8 page outline of some of the major steps of the scientific revolution which spanned the Renaissance through the eighteenth century. The author explores the work of some of the most noteworthy scientists of all time but also points out that many discoveries can be attributed to novice ...
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Foundations of the Contemporary World Cemented by the Scientific Revolution »

This 3 page paper examines the Scientific Revolution and how it laid the foundations of the modern world with regard to economics, social developments and other policies. Bibliography lists 2 sources
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Philosophy Questions and Religion »

A five page paper which explains in basic terms some concepts of religion and philosophy such as the difference between Plato's forms and Aristotle's universals, Aquinas's doctrines and the impact of the scientific revolution on philosophy.
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Political and Socioeconomic Conditions Necessary for a Scientific Revolution »

A five page paper which considers the social, economic and political conditions which are necessary for scientific revolution to take place, with particular reference to the ideas put forward in Koestler's The Sleepwalkers. Bibliography lists one source.
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Enlightenment Ideals and Military Theory »

A 25 page research paper that examines the ways in which the ideals of the Enlightenment impacted the military and military theory in the late eighteenth century. The writer discusses how this caused armies to change from being dynastic in nature to nationalistic, and also how wars changed from being ...
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Comparative Analysis of PreIndustrial and Industrial Societies »

This 3 page paper takes a look at the industrial revolution and how society has changed as a result. There is a focus on city life and how the people changed along with the landscape. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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England After the Industrial Revolution »

This 5 page paper looks at England after the industrial revolution and how that change along with imperialism affected the population. Various issues are discussed inclusive of changes in the family. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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The Industrial Revolution's Economic Impact »

A 3 page paper discussing how the advent of the Industrial Revolution affected local economic relationships that previously had been in effect, and how ultimately those changes gave rise to changes in the stock market structure. Lack of governance allowed entanglements that would be illegal today, allowing the crash of the market in ...
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