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Autonomy or Beneficence: An Analysis of End-of-Life Care in Pediatric Patients
Autonomy and beneficence are two core principles of biomedical ethics. However, autonomy, the patient’s right to decide what he or she wants regarding medical care, can often conflict with beneficence, what the doctor ...
Body Worlds: Spectacularization and Its Role in Democratizing Anatomy
Since 1993, Gunther von Hagens’ Body Worlds has been visited by over 40 million people worldwide. The plastinated displays marketed as “real human bodies” have elicited both praise and condemnation. Through an analysis of ...
Managed Arboreal Spaces: Moral Expectations of Human-Nature Interactions in the Poetry of William Wordsworth and Gary Snyder
In the face of the environmental difficulties plaguing 21st century America, poetry from across the Anglo-American literary tradition can provide useful ways to understand how we should interact with nature. While facing ...
Social Justice in the Judeo-Christian and Islamic Faiths and its Implications on Donor Organ Allocation
Within only the last century, the introduction of organ transplantation has revolutionized medical practice and altered society’s perception of what constitutes life and death. At the same time, the procedure has engendered ...
Hospitality in the Novels of William Faulkner
The American South prides itself on and identifies itself by its hospitality. Based on the Christian call to minister to the needs of the poor, the outcast, and the needy, Southern culture espouses hospitality as one of ...
Art Object and Holy Image: The Attribution and Contextualization of the "Madonna and Child" by a Follower of Pietro Lorenzetti
We primarily experience paintings en masse on the walls of museums, yet this greatly limits our experience of the artworks. Collecting and displaying religious art in particular always requires removing the object from ...
Lockean Property Rights and the American Founding
This thesis provides an in-depth, comprehensive examination of the different views regarding Lockean property rights held by the American Founding Fathers. This will be done through a comparative analysis of the writings ...
Eclipse Coffee Bar- Business Plan
With the increased desire for high quality coffee, Eclipse Coffee Bar seeks to provide the Abilene area with a coffee shop where people can gather to seek community, study and work. Eclipse Coffee Bar will capitalize on ...
Theophany in Luminosity: The Theology of Light in Gothic and Shaker Architecture
Light is a dominant metaphor in Scripture for conveying the relationship between humanity and the divine, from God’s command, “Let there be light” (Gen 1:3), to the Psalmist’s declaration of Scripture as “a lamp unto my ...