What are thesis?

  • (noun): An unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument.
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A dissertation or thesis is a document submitted in support of candidature for an academic degree or professional qualification presenting the author's research and findings. In some countries/universities, the word "thesis" or a cognate is used as part of a bachelor's or master's course, while "dissertation" is normally applied to a doctorate, while in others, the reverse is true.

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Some articles on thesis:

Christian Gerlach
... debate among Holocaust historians with his thesis surrounding December 12, 1941 as the date on which Adolf Hitler made the decision to annihilate the Jews of Europe ... socialist war crimes However, Gerlach's thesis was severely criticized by a number of scholars, among them Peter Hoffmann from McGill University and Klaus Jochen Arnold from the Konrad-A ... Hence, Orbach concludes that Gerlach's thesis on the German resistance is highly unreliable ...
Marjan Mashkour - Thesis
... PhD Thesis (2001, University of Paris I-Sorbonne) "Chasse et élevage du Néolithique à l’Âge du Fer dans la plaine de Qazvin (Iran) ...
Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis
... The triad thesis, antithesis, synthesis is often used to describe the thought of German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ... The triad is usually described in the following way The thesis is an intellectual proposition ... The antithesis is simply the negation of the thesis, a reaction to the proposition ...
San Diego State University Shooting - Perpetrator and Motives
... He was to defend his master's thesis in front of his graduate advisor, Assistant Professor Chen Liang, 32, and two other faculty members, Associate Professors ... for the shooting by slipping into the room where he was to defend his thesis at 1000 a.m ... Davidson's thesis had been rejected once already, and he may have believed that the faculty would reject his thesis again ...
Stefano Gualeni - Background
... at the Politecnico di Milano with a theoretical thesis on the possible application of reverse archaeoastronomy as a design model for postmodern architecture ... His final thesis was developed in Mexico supported by ITESM (Tec de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de Mexico) ... In his thesis, he proposed an analytical model for digital aesthetics and game studies based on Martin Heidegger's work in the fields of aesthetics and metaphysics ...

More definitions of "thesis":

  • (noun): A treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree.
    Synonyms: dissertation

Famous quotes containing the word thesis:

    I have been maintaining that the meaning of the word ‘ought’ and other moral words is such that a person who uses them commits himself thereby to a universal rule. This is the thesis of universalizability.
    Richard M. Hare (b. 1919)

    I was now at a university in New York, a professor of existential psychology with the not inconsiderable thesis that magic, dread, and the perception of death were the roots of motivation.
    Norman Mailer (b. 1923)

    Some have said that the thesis [of indeterminacy] is a consequence of my behaviorism. Some have said that it is a reductio ad absurdum of my behaviorism. I disagree with this second point, but I agree with the first. I hold further that the behaviorism approach is mandatory. In psychology one may or may not be a behaviorist, but in linguistics one has no choice.
    Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)