Philosophy

Aristotle
Aristotle
Aristotle Unknown Aristotle was born in 384 BC and lived until 322 BC. He was a Greek philosopher and scientist, who shares with Plato being considered the most famous of ancient philosophers. He was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, the son of a physician to the royal court. When he was 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato's Academy. He stayed for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 BC, Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his
Antigone: Divine Law Vs. Human Law
Antigone: Divine Law Vs. Human Law
Antigone: Divine Law vs. Human Law Anonymous The play entitled Antigone was written by a man named Sophocles, a scholarly author of philosophy and logic. The play Antigone is probably one of the most prominent interpretations of a tragic drama. The two main characters of the play are Antigone and Creon. There is much conflict between Antigone and Creon throughout the play, both of them having their own ideas and opinions regarding divine law versus human law. The theme that I am going to analyze
Notes On Theories Of Mass Communications
Notes On Theories Of Mass Communications
notes on theories of mass communications Bashful This is NOT an essay - it is a collection of notes which are the foundation of an 800 word comparison of two articles regarding the place of humanities in university studies, and the roles of mass communication. Part 1 (800 words - 30%) You will be given two short readings by the end of Week 3 of the Semester. Identify the approach or approaches used in each, and with reference to the features and examples of the identified approaches as presented
A Testament Of Hope - Martin Luther King
A Testament Of Hope - Martin Luther King
A Testament of Hope - Martin Luther King Gina Letter from Birmingham Jail is a clearly written essay that explains the reasons behind, and the methods of nonviolent civil disobedience, and gently expresses King's disappointment with those who are generally supportive of equal rights for African-Americans. Martin Luther King, more than any other figure, shaped American life from the mid-'50s to the late '60s. This was a time when large numbers of Americans, barely recognized as such by sanction
Freedom In The United States
Freedom In The United States
Freedom in the United States [email protected] No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of viola
Locke Government Theory
Locke Government Theory
Locke Government Theory SBW John Locke was born on August 29, 1632, into a middle class family during late Renaissance England. Locke started his studies at Christ Church in Oxford. He then went into medical studies and received a medical license, which he practiced under Anthony Cooper. They became friends, and when Cooper became Earl of Shaftesbury, Locke was able to hold minor government jobs and became involved in politics. Shaftesbury steered Locke towards the views of a government whose la
History Of Physics
History Of Physics
History Of Physics Elise Early Physics Physics began when man first started to study his surroundings. Early applications of physics include the invention of the wheel and of primitive weapons. The people who built Stone Henge had a knowledge of physical mechanics in order to move the rocks and place them on top of each other. It was not until during the period of Greek culture that the first systematic treatment of physics started with the use of mechanics. Thales of Miletus (636BC. - 546BC.) T
Comparison Of Martin Luther King, Jr And Malcom X
Comparison Of Martin Luther King, Jr And Malcom X
Comparison of Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcom X Twyla Lomen They were black men who had a dream, but never lived to see it fulfilled. One was a man who spoke out to all humanity, but the world was not yet ready for his peaceful words. I have a dream, a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed... that all men are created equal. (Martin Luther King) The other, a man who spoke of a violent revolution, which would bring about radical change for the b
Morality Is Culturally Relative
Morality Is Culturally Relative
Morality is Culturally Relative Anonymous Within this world that we live on, there is an enormous amount of people. Each of these people belongs to different cultures and societies. Every society has traits and customs that make it unique. These societies follow different moral codes. This means that they will may have different answers to the moral questions asked by our own society. What I am trying to say is that every society has a different way of analyzing and dealing with life's events, b
All Kinds Of Love
All Kinds Of Love
All Kinds of Love Anonymous Throughout the course of our lives we will experience the deterioration of a loved one due to illness or aging. This may cause us to make a choice of how and where we choose our loved one to die. Authors, Carolyn Jaffe and Carol H. Ehrlich, in their book All Kinds of Love, illustrate how the relationships between doctors, patients', family, friends, hospice volunteers, and hospice nurses all play an important role during he patients last days as they try to reach a g
Aeneid
Aeneid
Aeneid Anonymous The Greek and Roman spirit influenced the book Aeneid in many ways. Virgil made Aeneas' behavior such that he was fully qualified to be called a Roman hero. Aeneas reflected very few Greek traits. He was very much the Roman hero.Greek heroes were very different from Roman heroes. Will Durant, author of Caesar and Christ says, It (the Aeneid) would also show the role of Roman character in these achievements and seek to make ancient virtues popular, it would picture its hero as
New Atlantis
New Atlantis
New Atlantis Anonymous Francis Bacon was the founder of the modern scientific method. The focus on the new scientific method is on orderly experimentation. For Bacon, experiments that produce results are important. Bacon pointed out the need for clear and accurate thinking, showing that any mastery of the world in which man lives was dependent upon careful understanding. This understanding is based solely on the facts of this world and not as the ancients held it in ancient philosophy. This new
The Book Of Sand
The Book Of Sand
The Book of Sand Anonymous Jorge Luis Borges is a famous Spanish author, known best for his short stories. In this paper, I will discuss several short stories written by Mr. Borges, what influenced him in his writings, and a brief history of his place of origin, Argentina. Borges' The Book of Sand is the story of a man who is visited by a stranger trying to sell a holy book called the Book of Sand. The narrator looks at the book and is unable to see the first or last pages of it because, as th
Calamitatum Of The Individual
Calamitatum Of The Individual
Calamitatum Of The Individual Unknown In the realm of critical thinking, Abelard undoubtedly ranked highly in his day. He was an expert dialectician, philosopher and theologian, and as a result led a movement towards individual thinking. He traveled a lonely path of individuality, and when his ideas were suppressed, he found different ways to express his individuality. The beginning of his life was marked by extreme personal freedom. As his journey through life continued, he found himself compou
Dawn
Dawn
Dawn Anonymous Chapter 1 - Takes place in Palestine. - The narrator knows that he has to kill a man tomorrow. He doesn't know who it is but he knows what he has to do. - The man that was going to die was an Englishman. - The reason that he had to kill was because there is a war. - Beggar. A man that taught the narrator the difference between night and day. - Narrator met him while he was at the synagogue. - The man wears black clothes. - The narrator met the man when he was 12 years old. - The n
The Picture Of Dorian Gray: Corruption Through Aestheticism
The Picture Of Dorian Gray: Corruption Through Aestheticism
The Picture of Dorian Gray: Corruption Through Aestheticism Anonymous The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is the story of moral corruption by the means of aestheticism. In the novel, the well meaning artist Basil Hallward presets young Dorian Gray with a portrait of himself. After conversing with cynical Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian makes a wish which dreadfully affects his life forever. If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old! For that I would give ever
Emily Dickinsons Poetry
Emily Dickinsons Poetry
Emily Dickinson's Poetry Anonymous Emily Dickinson was raised in a traditional New England home in the mid 1800's. Her father along with the rest of the family had become Christians and she alone decided to rebel against that and reject the Church. She like many of her contemporaries had rejected the traditional views in life and adopted the new transcendental outlook. Massachusetts, the state where Emily was born and raised in, before the transcendental period was the epicenter of religious pra
Karl Marx
Karl Marx
Karl Marx Bruno Karl Marx was born on May 5, 1818, in a place called Trier in Prussia. Marx attended the university of Bonn and later the university at Berlin, where he studied in law, while majoring in history and philosophy. Marx handed in his doctoral thesis of the philosophy of Epicures, and finished college in 1841. After his education, Marx associated himself with the Left Hegelians, along with Bruno Bauer, which were a group who formed atheistic and revolutionary ideas from Hegel's phil
To His Coy Mistress: Beneath The Romance
To His Coy Mistress: Beneath The Romance
To His Coy Mistress: Beneath the Romance Kelly McKenzie Few would argue that on the surface level of Marvel's To His Coy Mistress the speaker is a lover advancing a conventional 'carpe diem' line of thought. He systematically reasons with his desired object about the futility of delaying their interlude when the hours available to them are limited, but the lyric may simultaneously function as a metaphor for Marvel's endeavors as a metaphysical poet. Metaphysical writers view poetry as an intel
Faust
Faust
Faust Anonymous In Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe builds a dramatic poem around the strengths and weaknesses of a man who under a personalized definition of a hero fails miserably. A hero is someone that humanity models themselves and their actions after, someone who can be revered by the masses as an individual of great morality and strength, a man or woman that never sacrifices his beliefs under adversity. Therefore, through his immoral actions and his unwillingness to respect others rights
Pygmalion: Higgins Philosophy
Pygmalion: Higgins Philosophy
Pygmalion: Higgins' Philosophy Anonymous Professor Higgins is seen throughout Pygmalion as a very rude man. While one may expect a well educated man, such as Higgins, to be a gentleman, he is far from it. Higgins believes that how you treated someone is not important, as long as you treat everyone equally. The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human souls: in short, behaving as if you were in
Plato On Justice And Injustice
Plato On Justice And Injustice
Plato on Justice and Injustice Anonymous In The Republic, Plato attempts to demonstrate through the character and discourse of Socrates that justice is better than justice is the good which men must strive for, regardless of whether they could be unjust and still be rewarded. His method is to use dialectic, the asking and answering of questions which led the hearer from one point to another, supposedly with irrefutable logic by obtaining agreement to each point before going on to the next, and s
Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism Anonymous A literary and philosophical movement called transcendentalism developed in the United States in the first half of the nineteenth century. This movement is a reaction to certain eighteenth century rationalist doctrines and involves the rejection of strict Puritan religious attitudes. (Parrington 375). Transcendentalism is strongly influenced by Deism and opposes the strict ritualistic and dogmatic theology of all established religious institutions. (Parrington 375). T
The Stranger And The Odessey: Mersault And Sisyphus
The Stranger And The Odessey: Mersault And Sisyphus
The Stranger and The Odessey: Mersault and Sisyphus Anonymous Sisyphus was given a punishment by the gods, to push a rock up a hill, only to have it fall down on him again. Mersault is a person accused of murder who has spent over a year in jail. What both these characters have come to realize is that they are forced to live in these situations created by the gods, therefore they might as well enjoy or get used to them. Mersault is forced to live in a cell, without his cigarettes, and with limit
Animal Farm And A Tale Of Two Cities: Social Criticism
Animal Farm And A Tale Of Two Cities: Social Criticism
Animal Farm and A Tale of Two Cities: Social Criticism Anonymous Many authors receive their inspiration for writing their literature from outside sources. The idea for a story could come from family, personal experiences, history, or even their own creativity. For authors that choose to write a book based on historical events, the inspiration might come from their particular viewpoint on the event that they want to dramatize. George Orwell and Charles Dickens wrote Animal Farm and A Tale of Two
Leda Atomica
Leda Atomica
Leda Atomica Taha Leda Atomica (24 x 18- oil on canvas), is a painting by Salvador Dali (1904-1989) who was the top Surrealists of this time. Surrealism explored the subconscious, the dream world, and irrational elements of the psyche in the firm belief that the discoveries to be made from such exploration would be of greater fundamental importance to the human condition than any other form of social analysis. Surrealists like Salvador Dali was very fascinated by the ephemeral state of the mind
Animal Farm As Animal Satire
Animal Farm As Animal Satire
Animal Farm as Animal Satire R?dvan Korkut This study aims to determine that George Orwell's Animal Farm is a political satire which was written to criticise totalitarian regimes and particularly Stalin's practices in Russia. In order to provide background information that would reveal causes led Orwell to write Animal Farm, Chapter one is devoted to a brief summary of the progress of author's life and significant events that had impact on his political convictions. Chapter one also presents bac
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar Mike Rotch A baby was born on July 12 or 13 of 100 BC in Rome. Little did the proud parents of this baby know that he would rule most of the known world. This baby was born to the name of Gaius, his personal name, Julius was the name of his family's clan and the name of his family was Caesar meaning hairy. Caesar was such an amazing man that many people couldn't believe that he was born the same way as them. Over time stories have arisen about Caesar's birth. One story says that Ca
A Midsummer Night?s Essay
A Midsummer Night?s Essay
A Midsummer Night?s Essay Eric Goss This play reaction is written about William Shakespeare?s A Midsummer Night?s Dream. The play is a comedy and it was copyrighted in 1974, it was published by the Houghton Mifflin Company. In this particular book the play starts on page 222 and ends on 246. The opening of the play is the reader finds out the basic environment that they?re in and the Duke (Theseus) is proclaiming that he shall be wed to the Queen of the Amazons (Hippolyta) in five days. The read
Confucius, Hammurabi And The Book Of The Dead
Confucius, Hammurabi And The Book Of The Dead
Confucius, Hammurabi and the Book of the Dead Anonymous Compare and Contrast the writings of Confucius, Hammurabi, and the book of the dead Three of the most famous writings from ancient civilizations are the writings of Confucius, Hammurabi's code of laws, and Egypt's Book of the Dead. At first, they seem very different, they're from different times, regions, and religions, but they all offer a peek into what values ancient people considered important. One of the values that all three civilizat
Changes In Society From American Revolution To Modern Times
Changes In Society From American Revolution To Modern Times
Changes in society from American Revolution to modern times [email protected] Changes in society from the American Revolution to modern times have been caused by both public opinion and law. Public opinion changed law as such as in the first reading about the Salem Witchcraft trials. After the trial new laws were made regarding how spectral evidence would not be admitted as evidence towards the conviction of a witch, since it is heresay. Also, states never again executed people for being convicted
Three Strikes Youre Out Law
Three Strikes Youre Out Law
Three Strikes You're Out Law [email protected] We have all heard of the newest anti-crime law, the Three strikes and you?re out law. It wasn?t easy getting this law from the bill stage in Sacramento to the law stage, because it is not a criminal friendly law. Meaning that this law?s purpose is to bring pain, suffering, and intimidation to criminals. Our state government was basically ran by the Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, now mayor of San Francisco. Brown had the power to choose who sat on
Brazil: National Context
Brazil: National Context
Brazil: National Context Anonymous Geography Brazil occupies almost one-half of the entire South America continent, and is the fifth largest country in the world. It borders all Latin American countries except Chile and Ecuador. The 9,170km coastline and the 50,000km navigable inland waterways provide great potentials for water transportation which has not been well developed. Brazil is topographically relatively flat. 40% of the land is under the Amazon Rain Forest. Most of the arable land is f
It Was Not Death, For I Stood Up
It Was Not Death, For I Stood Up
It Was Not Death, for I Stood Up Anonymous In the poem by Emily Dickinson It Was Not Death, for I Stood Up, the main character has just lost a loved one and feels such devastation that cannot be put into words, but could only be described as not something. She feels such loss at her loved one's burial, that his burial reminded [her] of [hers]. He has been a huge part of her life, so when he dies, that part of her dies also, and is buried with him. She cannot put the feeling of devastation
Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism Anonymous Transcendentalism was a movement in philosophy, literature, and religion that emerged and was popular in the nineteenth century New England because of a need to redefine man and his place in the world in response to a new and changing society. The industrial revolution, universities, westward expansion, urbanization and immigration all made the life in a city like Boston full of novelty and turbulence. Transcendentalism was a reaction to an impoverishment of religion
Cry, The Beloved Country
Cry, The Beloved Country
Cry, the Beloved Country Anonymous The book Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton is a book about agitation and turmoil of both whites and blacks over the white segregation policy called apartheid. The book describes how understanding between whites and blacks can end mutual fear and aggresion, and bring reform and hope to a small community of Ndotcheni as well as to South Africa as a whole. The language of the book reflects the Bible; furthermore, several characters and episodes are reminisc
Book Review Of The Name Of The Rose: The Name Of The Truth
Book Review Of The Name Of The Rose: The Name Of The Truth
Book Review of The Name of the Rose: The Name of the Truth Anonymous Imagine a medieval Benedictine monastery, with cellarers, herbalists, gardeners, librarians, young novices. One after the other, half a dozen monks are found murdered in the most bizarre ways, and the reader very quickly finds out that the monastery, supposedly a place of piety and tranquility is the place of sin and corruption. William of Baskerville, a learned Franciscan who is sent to solve the mystery finds himself involved
The Fall Of Communism In Russia/Soviet Union
The Fall Of Communism In Russia/Soviet Union
The Fall of Communism in Russia/Soviet Union Andrew Chambers Communism in the USSR was doomed from the onset. Communism was condemned due to lack of support from other nations, condemned due to corruption within its leadership, condemned due to the moral weakness of humanity, making what is perfect on paper, ineffective in the real world. The end of this system was very violent. It left one of the two most powerful nations in the world fearful of what was to come. Communism can either be called
American Labor Movement: Development Of Unions
American Labor Movement: Development Of Unions
American Labor Movement: Development of Unions Romina Ferrante The American Labor Movement of the nineteenth century developed as a result of the city-wide organizations that unhappy workers were establishing. These men and women were determined to receive the rights and privileges they deserved as citizens of a free country. They refused to be treated like slaves, and work under unbearable conditions any longer. Workers joined together and realized that a group is much more powerful than an ind
Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets
Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets
Maggie: a Girl of the Streets Romina Ferrante Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane is a short novel about a young girl and the people in her life. Despite its brevity, this book displays many significant themes that its author intertwines in the story plot. Such themes are determinism, hypocrisy, false morality, self-deception, and appearance verses reality. Maggie?s mother, Mrs. Johnson, is a symbol of hypocrisy in the story. She lost her husband, and had to raise her children by hers
Invisible Man - Identity
Invisible Man - Identity
Invisible Man - Identity Doug Lee Who the hell am I? (Ellison 386) This question puzzled the invisible man, the unidentified, anonymous narrator of Ralph Ellison's acclaimed novel Invisible Man. Throughout the story, the narrator embarks on a mental and physical journey to seek what the narrator believes is true identity, a belief quite mistaken, for he, although unaware of it, had already been inhabiting true identities all along. The narrator's life is filled with constant eruptions of men
An Observation Of The Aeneid, Book II
An Observation Of The Aeneid, Book II
An Observation of The Aeneid, Book II Lisa Bowen-Moore The Romans, unlike the Greeks were not gifted in abstract thought. They constructed no original system of philosophy, invented no major literary forms, and made no scientific discoveries. Yet, they excelled in the art of government and empire building, they created a workable world-state and developed skills in administration, law, and practical affairs. In the Punic Wars, the Roman republic defeated the Carthaginians in North Africa and Rom
A Separate Peace - Phineas And Carpe Diem
A Separate Peace - Phineas And Carpe Diem
A Separate Peace - Phineas and Carpe Diem Anonymous He was everywhere, he enjoyed himself hugely, he laughed out loud at passing sea gulls(39). This line is describing Phineas, or Finny, and how he lives life to it?s fullest and seizes the day. Finny is an example of living the carpe diem (seize the day) philosophy from the movie Dead Poets Society. There are a few examples in the first part of this novel of how Finny takes advantage of life. The first example is how he enjoys himself so m
The Italian Renaissance
The Italian Renaissance
The Italian Renaissance Lisa Bowen-Moore What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world, the paragon of animals! Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2 Modern art critics regard renaissance art as graphic narratives of political and social events that occurred in the 14th through 16th century Europe. Scholars believe that the renaissance expressed a
Comparison Of Buddhism And Taoism
Comparison Of Buddhism And Taoism
Comparison of Buddhism and Taoism Lauren Taoism and Buddhism were born in the same century. Siddhartha reached enlightenment in approximately 535 B.C. and Lao Tzu?s teachings were recorded around 500 B.C. There are many similarities in the basics of these two religions. Some of the similarities can be seen clearly when examining the three meaning of Tao. The first definition of Tao is the way of ultimate reality. This means that Tao cannot be percieved, defined, talked about, or thought of. It
Thinking About Stupidity In Our Scholars
Thinking About Stupidity In Our Scholars
Thinking About Stupidity In Our Scholars William Mason, Anti-Ph.D. The stupidity in our scholars, like stupidity and arrogance everywhere, follows a model. The model presented here was developed by Anticommerical University Professor William Mason. It applies in general to stupidity at any level of intensity. It has 5 stages. 1. Mimetic Arrogance One party identifies themselves as an authority on a subject and other parties imitate that arrogance. Examples of things scholars and professors are a
Their Eyes Were Watching God Research Paper
Their Eyes Were Watching God Research Paper
Their Eyes Were Watching God Research Paper Unknown Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God Research Paper I am Me, My Eyes Toward God Mark Evans Zora Neale Hurston an early twentieth century Afro-American feminist author, was raised in a predominately black community which gave her an unique perspective on race relations, evident in her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Hurston drew on her on experiences as a feminist Afro-American female to create a story about the magical tra
Twelfth Night - Character Study :Malvolio
Twelfth Night - Character Study :Malvolio
Twelfth Night - Character study :Malvolio Chino [email protected] Character study: Malovlio: Did he deserve the punishment that he received? The character Malvolio (meaning literally ?I mean ill will) is immediately affected by the implications of his name. His personage is implied directly to be one of negative and somewhat disagreeable nature, which is continued and supported throughout the play, leading to his downfall and mockery which both initially seem to be thoroughly deserved, due to his num
Shakespeare And His Theater
Shakespeare And His Theater
Shakespeare and his Theater Unknown Compared to the technical theaters of today, the London public theaters in the time of Queen Elizabeth I seem to be terribly limited. The plays had to be performed during daylight hours only and the stage scenery had to be kept very simple with just a table, a chair, a throne, and maybe a tree to symbolize a forest. Many say that these limitations were in a sense advantages. What the theater today can show for us realistically, with massive scenery and electri
Rene Descartes
Rene Descartes
Rene Descartes Rene Descartes lived from 1596 to 1650. He was a French mathematician, philosopher, and anatomist. He contributed to modern ideas, mainly those associated with science, rational thought, and the scientific method. He was born in La Haye, a city in central France. His father was a lawyer and left him an annual income for life. He attended the college of Henri IV at La Fleche when he was 10, ordered by his father. Descartes left La Fleche in 1614 to study civil and anon law at Poiti