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Dialogue of Personal Identity and Immortality - ... Sam in defense argued that Personal Identity is based in the identity of the soul mind and spirit, using the Cartesian theory. Gretchen critiqued the Cartesian theory off the strength of the question she proposes : “How do we know that the person we meet today is the same person as the person we met yesterday. Souls are unobservable. So we must be counting on the similar idea Sam based his argument on: “Same body, same soul”. Gretchen felt that there was no plausible explanation to believe in that theory....   [tags: dialogue, challenge, philosophy]
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Dialogue - The Locket - Dialogue - The Locket At midnight, Paul went outside and sat on the bench on the old, plank porch. Despite bundling himself in a heavy blanket, he shivered in the cold. The eastern sky before him was dotted with stars, scintillating above the quiet spread of desert. A few lonely clouds were drifting by. Patricia timidly opened the door; hesitant to disrupt Paul’s solitude. As he glanced up at Patricia, she could see the melancholy in his eyes. “What you said today at the funeral was beautiful,” she murmured....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 1769 words
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Dialogue Essay - Ron was Unhappy - Dialogue Essay - Ron was Unhappy Ron was unhappy with the way his life had turned out. He had always expected to be a celebrity; a wealthy celebrity. He had not realized that this would probably require a lot of hard work and discipline. He had depended on luck. Luck had let him down. As he looked back on his short life, he could see how often he had had the opportunity to take luck by the throat. But those opportunities were past now. His life no longer had the prospect of wealth or celebrity....   [tags: Dialogue Essays] 1430 words
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Dialogue Essays - Freshly Cut Grass - Dialogue Essays - Freshly Cut Grass The air sings with the fragrance of freshly cut grass. As a backdrop to other things, children are at play, swinging too and fro, running and skipping; there are toddlers who toddle and mindful mothers who watch on in painful and patient distraction. The sun is everywhere: in the corners of the pavilion, bearing down on the tennis courts, caressing the flower beds, the convection of its heat pulling at the carpet-like lawns, dragging out bodily its scent....   [tags: Dialogue Essays] 1381 words
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Dialogue - About a Girl - Dialogue - About a Girl “I’m always especially tired after 12 hours of consciousness,” Ryan stated, “but today was different.” “How’s that?” Ted asked. “I actually had an idea for a poem. Actually I probably would’ve written it as a short story,but I didn’t end up writing it because I thought it probably would’ve been a stupid story” Ted, surprised, replied, “Ryan, weren’t you just complaining the other day that your ‘well of inspiration had become a thimble of mediocrity’. Just tell me what your little poem was about, and I’ll let you know what I think about it....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 452 words
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Dialogue Essays - The Bar - Dialogue Essays - The Bar It doesn’t take long for lives to come together or to come apart. Just a few short moments in time, time that is subjective, objective, judging or not judging. Nobody really cares about it. It just happens. It doesn’t take long. It is happening all over the world and no one even notices. No one wants to notice. Because they all have their own secrets that they’ll never tell. She meets him in a bar. She is languishing at the scuffed up bar, one of those places where the work weary retreat after they put in their eight hours, or ten hours, or twelve, depending on the person, depending on the job....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 1102 words
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The Dialogue of Teenage Boys - The Dialogue of Teenage Boys Beep. Beep. Beep. That damned alarm, the most hated of Joe’s possessions, began its insistent whining at precisely 7:15 AM on July 5th. A fist groggily snaked out from underneath the Charlie’s Angels blanket and hit the top of the clock. It stopped whining. After some very peculiar movements, the mound of blankets gave birth to a bleary-eyed seventeen-year-old boy. The inhuman apparition staggered towards the bathroom. It paused when it came upon the mirror, seemingly startled by the ghastly visage reflected in the honest glass....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 1584 words
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Dialogue - Diverted Attention - Dialogue - Diverted Attention "Her hands are like icicles on the horizon," he said and took a drag of coffee. She nodded blankly at him, barely registering the observations that swayed his tongue and flavored his mouth. "Do you see how she’s shaking?" he asked, not taking his eyes off the porcelain doll ordering dinner across the room. He fumbled down distractedly to the table, found his plate, and devoured a fry in the half-reflective way that dressed all his actions. To this, she murmured a vague, "mm hmm….” It was enough of a reply to fill the empty space he controlled over the table, but still enough to be noncommittal and inattentive....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 539 words
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Dialogue - Losing Humanity - Dialogue - Losing Humanity "We've lost, haven't we?" her dark eyes turned to him, not pleading, not appealing, but merely stating the undeniable truth. David's heart wrenched at the loss of innocence, and ultimately, the loss of hope, he saw in that gaze. Sera had been his source of inspiration so many times in the past that David was half-afraid that he'd used up so much of her spark himself that he'd left none for her. To see her so bitter, so hopeless like this, cut him deep. "Humanity, I mean....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 625 words
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Dialogue – Bitter Breakup - Dialogue – Bitter Breakup Oh, hi, honey... No, no, I'm fine, I was just expecting to get your machine. Aren't you usually at, like, hockey practice around now. Oh, right, you quit hockey to help with your dad's business. I forgot. Heh. No, I don't remember what you and Todd were talking about at lunch. Yeah, I'm sorry I wasn't paying much attention; my mind was thinking about something else. What. Oh, I don't know, I was probably thinking about a conversation I had with Natasha today. Sweetheart, I......   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 891 words
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High School Dialogue - High School Dialogue ME- So much to do so little time. What did he say. What paper. Oh crap I have a doctor’s appointment at 4 o’clock. I forgot to tell coach. I’m in trouble. Did I leave the curling iron on, mom’s gonna kill me. Ohh I forgot to wash the dishes last night. What paper is he talking about. I did my biology, Spanish and that paper for theology. I wonder if I have to work next Friday. Hopefully I get out of the doctors on time, my boss hates it when I’m late but I should be okay I don’t start till 6 o’clock....   [tags: Dialogue Essays] 1168 words
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Dialogue Essays: The Troll - Standing on tip toes on an old stump was a troll. Not a mean, fierce, drooling kind of troll ... more of a gentler and wiser kind. He was trying to peek in the kitchen window of the house next to the woods where he lived. The house was really not all that special. It was a two story colonial with country blue paint that was peeling slightly. It was a warm morning in late July. Mrs. Sagal was cooking breakfast as her daughter, Lucinda sat at the kitchen table looking at a magazine. “What do you want with your eggs?” asked Mrs....   [tags: Dialogue Essays] 1205 words
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Dialogue Essay – Birdseye View of Life and Death - Dialogue Essay – Birdseye View of Life and Death Episode One. A Prologue of Sorts. The camera eye sees everything, and sees it calmly and objectively. It pans slowly around the room, beginning at the coffin and the cluster of black-clad mourners gazing down at the body then continuing clockwise catching two or three-person clusters scattered around the room. It sees the pale cream-colored walls and the scarlet carpet. It sees everything in the circle of its passing and calls attention to nothing but the whole, until it reaches me sitting on a loveseat to the left of the deep-red coffin, a girl about the same age as me to my left....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 4086 words
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Dialogue Essay - “Why are you always so stubborn?” Sam's voice was dripping with annoyance and he was pacing around the room. Dean was sitting in the tacky and uncomfortable couch, resting his feet on the bright purple coffee table. Even after so many years of staying in cheap motel rooms, he still couldn't understand why someone would decorate a room so horribly. “I'm not being stubborn, you're just being stupid,” Dean responded calmly, “Besides, why are you suddenly giving up on hunts?” “We have no leads. We've been here for days, searched every possible file in that library and found absolutely nothing!” Sam was full on yelling now, “This professor could actually help you, Dean....   [tags: Dialogue Essays] 932 words
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Dialogue Essay - Walter left his car running, so the girls could stay warm as we set up camp. I got the fire going in no time and Walter laid out the sleeping bags and set up the grill. I darted to the car to check on Heather and Fiona. Heather was still knocked out, so I carried her into the cave. Walter saw me and unzipped her sleep bag closest to the fire. I laid her in and Walter zip it up. I could tell he really cared about her. Walter's Uncle owned the super popular local restaurant O Kela Me Keia, so he got us some shrimp tacos....   [tags: Dialogue Essays] 1888 words
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Dialogue of Theology and Science - The simple quote by Joey Lawsin, “The Duality of One is the Unity of two” says many things. There are many different ways we could relate this quote throughout our lives; but today I am choosing to relate it to science and religion. With this, Paul Davies is able to open up a dialogue of religion and science through his theoretical beliefs. Ian Barbour proposes four different positions throughout his typology. The first perspective he talks about is conflict. Those who fall under the conflict category are those who try to prove religion with science....   [tags: Paul Davies theoretical beliefs]
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Reflextive Journal in Dialogue Form - ... At the beginning it felt awkward, strange, and uncomfortable to write a dialogue. Indeed, I struggled a little adhering to the form, constantly being tempted to fall back into essay style. However, after an initial feeling of being stuck, I found myself enjoying the experience. Since I simply let my thoughts flow, looking back and reviewing what I had written was an interesting experience. I noticed that some of the answers I had thought were contained in the words I had put down on paper. When writing about a social issue, underlying beliefs and motivators were uncovered and brought to the forefront....   [tags: thoughts, creative writing]
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The Dialogue of Computer-Mediated Speech - A lot of people text. 73% of cell-phone owners, to be precise, according to a Pew Research Survey. The younger the demographic gets, the more they text: 97%1 of young adult (18-24) cell phone users use their phones to send and receive text message, with the average among them sending 109.5 texts a day. Not only do a lot of people text, but people are texting a lot. For an age group that grew up with instant messaging, texting seems to be the next step forward, only this time it can be carried out anywhere....   [tags: Texting, Cell Phones, Technology, Communication]
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Jesus and Aristotle Dialogue - ... (Edel, 125) Jesus: What is the scientific method. Aristotle: The scientific method is a system of reason that helps one understand the world in greater depth. It consists of problems, hypotheses, experimentation, and appropriate conclusions. The rational mind has analytical power. (Edel, 126) Jesus: Yes, humans do have analytical power because God gave us free-will. With that privilege, philosophers like you tend to form your own hypotheses and look for buried answers. In actuality, there is no need for that....   [tags: athens, religious people, god] 1151 words
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Euthyphro Dialogue - In the dialogue Euthyphro (Cahn and Markie), Plato presents an argument against the divine command meta-ethical theory. While the argument is presented against the predominantly pantheistic Greek religions, the argument can be easily applied to the monotheistic Abrahamic religions. The dialogue starts off with the two main characters: Euthyphro and Socrates. Socrates has been indicted for corrupting the youth of Athens and Euthyphro is indicting his father for murdering a day-labourer who killed one of his servants through neglect....   [tags: Philosophy]
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Plato's Dialogue - Persons & Scenery The involved characters are Socrates (the narrator); Glaucon (Plato’s brother); Adeimantus (another brother of Plato’s); Polemarchus; Cephalus; Thrasymachus; Cleitophon; And others who were mute auditors. The scenery is the house of Polemarchus and his father Cephalus at the Piraeus. The dialogue is narrated by Socates the day after it took place to: Timaeus, Hemocates, Critias, and a nameless person. Structure Of The Dialogue Book I of The Republic focus on a passion Socrates had, that is not defining justice in its word meaning, but rather finding out the very nature of justice....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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The Importance of Dialogue to Help Resolve Racism - Racism has become a taboo subject. The word racism is often viewed as a powerfully loaded word as if it were a cuss word. Controversies surrounding the subject of racism are endless, such as: who is racist, the causes of racism, solutions for racism, and if racism still affects society. Paul L. Wachtel's essay "Talking About Racism: How Our Dialogue Gets Short-Circuited" claims that racial problems are caused by whites not being willing to hear and resolve concerns of blacks. He does bring up a valid point about dialogue being important in order to find a solution to racial strife....   [tags: racism, discrimination, prejudice]
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Can Virtue be Taught in Plato's Dialogue - ... In the end, Socrates is left nowhere closer to an answer as Meno realizes that he does not know what virtue is. Unable to provide Socrates with a definition of virtue, Meno offers his paradox: “How will you look for it [virtue], Socrates, when you do not know at all what it is. How will you aim to search for something you do not know at all. If you should meet with it, how will you know that this is the thing that you did not know” (Plato 880). Socrates responds by explaining how souls are immortal and have seen all things....   [tags: meno, wisdom, socrates]
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The Ideal of Objectivity in Political Dialogue - The Ideal of Objectivity in Political Dialogue ABSTRACT: If political dialogue is to identify and redress existing forms of injustice, participants in the dialogue must be able to appeal to the concept of objectivity in order to exchange claims, attitudes, and background beliefs which distort or conceal various forms of injustice. The conceptions of objectivity traditionally employed in liberal democratic political philosophy are not well-suited to play this role because they are insufficiently sensitive to the social and ideological pluralism of modern societies....   [tags: Politics Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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Essay on Language and Dialogue in Catch-22 - Use of Language and Dialogue Catch-22       “Catch-22 is probably best discussed in terms of its language. The prose style Heller employs is original and distinctive, appropriate and well implemented (Pearson 277).” One application of that prose style is dialogue; Heller uses dialogue to manifest the themes of the novel. Some of the themes best shown in the dialogue of the characters are Heller's hatred of war, and his perceived idiocy in military and in bureaucracy. Scattered throughout the book are several dialogues which share numerous characteristics....   [tags: Catch-22]
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Importance of Dialogue in The Tempest - Importance of Dialogue in The Tempest Dialogue is one of the most important features in a play, where the audience has the story acted and spoken out in front of them. For this reason, in a play such as The Tempest, relationships are written and constructed mainly through the spoken word. The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, in the genre of both a romance and a pastoral tragicomedy. Since Prospero is the central character of the text, most of the relationships shown and developed in the play concern him....   [tags: Tempest essays] 997 words
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A Dialogue Paper on Human Cloning - A Dialogue Paper on Human Cloning This dialogue is between two students at the university. Steve is a little uncomfortable about cloning, while Sally presents many valid arguments in favor of it. Steve presents many moral questions that Sally answers. Steve: Hi, Sally. Are you aware that the Scottish embryologist, Ian Wilmut, cloned a sheep from adult cells, and now, there are many moral, economic, and political questions that must be answered. Sally: Interestingly enough, I was just reading about this topic in a magazine....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 2150 words
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Dialogue and Soliloquy in Understanding Iago - Dialogue and Soliloquy in Understanding Iago Shakespeare’s Iago is a very sophisticated and unpredictable character. He is part vice and is a very deceitful and evil character. We see him as a character who tempts mankind into performing devilish conducts. This is why he is almost certainly known as inherently evil. There is a suggestion that Shakespeare’s Iago is a cold-blooded creature because of motiveless plots, but we are however offered a number of reasons for his plots and plans....   [tags: Papers] 1497 words
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Dialogue In Pride And Prejudice - Dialogue in Pride and Prejudice The characters, in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, come to life through dialogue. Some characters have an inability to stop talking, while others remain quite and save their words for times when they need to convey their feelings. The dialogue in Pride and Prejudice is unlike that of Shakespeare's play where characters have lengthy monologues, the dialogue is more conversational, very witty and clever. Rarely is there a character embarking on a extensive speech, and there are not any chapters solely devoted to describing each and every physical characteristic of each person....   [tags: Jane Austen] 1391 words
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Personal Dialogue and Reality: I and Thou by Martin Buber - Martin Buber’s “I and Thou” delivers a philosophy of private dialogue as it describes how personal dialogue can outline the character of reality. The book’s main theme is that life could also be outlined by the manner in which people tend to interact in dialogue with one another, with nature, and with God. According to Buber, a person might have two attitudes: I-Thou or I-It. I-Thou is a subject-to-subject relationship, whereas I-It is a subject-to-object relationship. Within the I-Thou relationship, people are conscious of one another and acknowledge their existence....   [tags: relationship, God]
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Dialogue in Martin Buber’s Book: “I and Thou” - ... However, according to Buber, when a subject is studied as an object, the subject is no longer a Thou, but instead becomes an It. Therefore, the subject which is examined as an object is the It in an I-It relationship. The subject-to-subject relation affirms every subject as having a unity of being. Once a subject matter becomes an I-Thou relation, it involves the subject’s whole being. Thus, the I-Thou relation is an act of selecting, or being chosen, to become the topic of a subject-to-subject relation....   [tags: Philosophy, Communication, Deity] 538 words
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The Centrality of the Cross in Liberation and Evangelical Theology: A Proposed Dialogue - At first glance, evangelicals and liberation theologians seem rather different. On average, American evangelicals are middle-aged white Southerners, have conservative and republican ideologies, and historically originate from the tradition of fundamentalist Protestantism. Liberation theologians, on the other hand, come from a diverse array of backgrounds and historical contexts but in general are tied to the needs of a community and concerned with the transformation of social existence. Yet, when one considers what evangelicalism and liberation theology are at their core, where they come from, and what is central to them, similarities subsist....   [tags: christians, concervatives, god]
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Music, Dialogue, and Mise-en-scène in the Dance of Death - Music, Dialogue, and Mise-en-scène in the Dance of Death In all cinematic works the mise-en-scène is one of the most influential aspects of the film’s meaning. Mise-en-scène is important because it shows how the cinematic space is organized and where the camera is in respect to the characters and the surrounding environment. Although the mise-en-scène is imperative by itself, the effect of the music and dialogue that accompany the scene in a film adds to its meaning. These facts are supported by the “Dance of Death” scene of the narrative Bamboozled by Spike Lee....   [tags: Movie Analysis, Film Analysis, Cinematography] 1653 words
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Scripted Dialogue from the Movie Scent of a Women - The text chosen for discourse analysis is a scripted dialogue from the movie Scent of a Woman. This dialogue is dominated by Al Pacino’s character Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade. Field Field refers to the subject matter or the topic of a discourse. It answers the questions as to what is happening, what is the activity and what the text is about (Gee, 2005). The field of this discourse can be broken into parts: it is a criticism on Charlie’s (Chris O'Donnell’s character) school for their unfair treatment of Charlie; and it discusses the qualities a leader should possess....   [tags: discourse analysis, tenor, communication channel]
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Learning Necessary Life Skills: Planning, Execution and Dialogue - Our first topic was, “How do I work toward something when I don’t know what it is?” However, in the process we began to answer other questions. We all picked a topic from the Big Questions document that we would be interested in discussing. After, we thought about how answerable the question was. For example, one of the options was, “Am I wasting time that I will regret later?” This is an amazing question. I think about this all the time. However, I don’t believe it’s a good conversation starter....   [tags: Conversation Cafe] 965 words
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A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality by John Perry - ... Cohen believes that a person has continuity of memory, and/or psychology. So in general Cohen’s theory is that personal identity is a set of correlating experiences and/or memories enclosed in the brain. All three of the personal identity theories state some very valid points, but they also have some inconsistencies, some more than others. But there is one theory that seems to be the most credible, and creates a very compelling argument while also having a little science to back up some of its points....   [tags: cohen’s memory theory] 557 words
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Martin Buber - Dialogue - Martin Buber - Dialogue How do we know when communication has served to strengthen relationships between people and expand individual viewpoints. When does communication reach beyond individual goals to promote and develop a sense of community. We can attempt to answer questions like these by exploring Martin Buber’s theory of Dialogue. I. Explanation of theory According to Martin Buber, an essential building block of community is the concept of dialogue. People often think of dialogue as merely script, or an exchange of words....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The US Rogue States and the Dialogue with North Korea - Once the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990s the bipolar world order disintegrated with it, leaving the United States as the sole global superpower. Yet, the communism was not the only concern of Americans. In the early 1980s, this capitalist power already started sensing an overcoming threat of the international terrorism, which led to the emergence of a new group of enemies, namely, the rogue states. These countries are seen as a danger to the new unipolar world. The United States of America assumed a responsibility to contain these states and/or transform them into successfully functioning democracies....   [tags: axis of evil, bush, global superpower]
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Women and Interfaith Dialogue - Women and Interfaith Dialogue The word dialogue implies a personal encounter, a meeting face to face, where the aim is not to change the other partner in the dialogue, but to risk being changed through the process. For women, the main point of dialogue is to build relationships or to conserve them. "Dialogue among women are more life-oriented; they come out of actual experiences, and they are more clearly oriented to bringing about concrete changes in perception and practice at the very basic level of the lives of people." Women's dialogical practice is an alternative to the traditional men's approach....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Plato's Dialogue - Plato's Dialogue Dialogue: to exchange and discuss ideas in a frank and open manner to reach a mutually agreed understanding. Dialogue on difficult issues is important to man. People can learn from others by exchanging ideas and expressing how a philosophy or a stand on an issue affects them. Comprehending the needs, feelings, problems and views of others can help create a better future for all. Can we in a society that proclaims the right to free speech participate in a free and open dialogue....   [tags: Papers] 475 words
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The Place of Strategic Dialogue in Collaborative Learning - The Place of Strategic Dialogue in Collaborative Learning The tutorial interaction in writing centers provides beginning writers with an essential element not found in other types of student-helper interaction. Unlike the usual colloquium that occurs in most classrooms, tutoring offers a one-on-one setting whereby a student can directly consult with, discuss, and turn to an experienced peer for help with as many steps of the writing process as possible. This unique setting offers a chance for tutors to address students’ individual needs using strategic dialogue....   [tags: Peer Tutoring Tutor Tutors Essays]
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Theology And Education, Buber, Dialogue, And Metanoia - SUBJECT: Theology and Education, Buber, Dialogue, and Metanoia Alverson, J., Crossen, M. (2002). A Passion for the Impossible: How Theology Provides Insights on Education in General. Proceedings [of the] National Conference on Alternative and External Degree Programs for Adults, (pp. 44-59). Pittsburgh: ERIC. The full conference proceeding can be found at this website: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/1b/30/55.pdf Article Summary and Synthesis This conference proceedings chapter proposes additional and different questions about the theological impact on the classroom and student where theology concerns itself with the direct subject of God an...   [tags: Article Summary Analysis] 1723 words
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Strategic Use of Dialogue in Euripides' Medea - Strategic Use of Dialogue in Euripides' Medea Euripides employs the technique of dialogue between two solo actors on stage throughout Medea to dramatize the core values underlying these conversations. In particular, through the conversations that Medea holds with three different males, she shows herself to be a person of great intellect. Females were rarely valued for their intelligence because the Athenians had a "complacent pride in the superiority of the Greek masculinity" (page 641 ). Men and women were considered to have very different roles in society with men being the far superior species....   [tags: Medea Euripides Essays] 1399 words
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Effective Use of Dialogue in The Sacrifice of Isaac - Effective Use of Dialogue in The Sacrifice of Isaac        In the Brome version of The Sacrifice of Isaac, the suspense created by the emotionally charged dialogue is likely what kept the audience's attention. While it is incredibly likely that the audience knew the entire story, the emotional flavor of the dialogue, such as Abraham's innocent expressions of his love of and thankfulness for Isaac at the beginning of the play, is bound to evoke a certain concern for the characters which dims the audience's foreknowledge of the tale's happy ending....   [tags: Sacrifice of Isaac Essays]
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An Analysis of Thucydides' Views on the Melian Dialogue - An Analysis of Thucydides' Views on the Melian Dialogue The Melian Dialogue is a debate between Melian and Athenian representatives concerning the sovereignty of Melos. The debate did not really occur-the arguments given by each side were of Thucydides own creation. Thus it is reasonable to assume that we can tease out Thucydides' own beliefs. In this paper, I will first extract Thucydides views from the Melian Dialogue and then analyze whether or not these views are well founded. Thucydides believed that the Athenians had the stronger argument....   [tags: Ancient History Thucydides Melos Essays] 1591 words
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Elements of Interreligious Dialogue in The Waste Land - Elements of Interreligious Dialogue in The Waste Land “The House Of His Protection The Land Gave To Him That Sought Her Out And Unto Him That Delved Gave Return Of Her Fruits” -Engraved above the Western-most door of Joslyn Art Museum Beyond all doubt, T. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” is one of the most excruciating works a reader may ever attempt. The reading is painful to the point of exhaustion for the poetry-lover as he scrutinizes the poem pericope by pericope. However, all this suffering (self-inflicted or otherwise) suggests that the author has likewise labored over the poem, emptying himself into his work--pericope by pericope....   [tags: Waste Land Eliot papers] 3037 words
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Stage Directions and Dialogue in Billy Liar - Stage Directions and Dialogue in Billy Liar In the play ' Billy Liar' the central character, Billy, has three different girlfriends. Each girl has a dramatically different personality, and the stage directions give a clear indication as to the nature of these differences. The dialogue also gives a clear sense of character, with each girl speaking and interacting in a distinct way. Firstly the character of Barbara is quite peculiar, the narrator had described her as being a nineteen year old girl, who is large and well built, dressed in a tweed suit with flat-heeled shoes, she is also carrying a large handbag....   [tags: Papers] 1079 words
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College English - A Holistic Dialogue with Myself - College English - A Holistic Dialogue with Myself The air was crisp and filled with the promise of snow. My first day of my first semester, I ran hurriedly upon the main thoroughfares of University Park, campus short cuts and walkways were yet unknown. Stopping occasionally, I took a knee, pulled out my highlighted map, and felt compelled to take an azimuth. Snow fell around me; my water tube dripped slowly; my muskrat hat caught the flakes within the fine bristles of the visor. Aviation glasses plastered to my face and cargo pockets bulging with my keys, student schedule, rolled up map, and glasses case, I stood up quickly and ran for class....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education] 1376 words
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Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together: A Pioneering Approach to Communicating in Business and in Life - Modern discussion is a group like nuclear physics, argues William Isaacs. Lots of atoms go fast approximately, numerous of which presently rush history each other but others crash, creating resistance. Still if our minute conversations don't turn controversial, they frequently just dish up to institute each participant's position in the outer space. One guy shares a guide he's privy to, an additional shares a different information, and on and on. Each human being fires off a tidbit, pauses to refill while an important person else talks, then fires off an additional....   [tags: listening, flow, chat]
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Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems - During the scientific revolution, there was a shift in thinking about nature from a religious perspective to an intellectual perspective. The Roman Catholic Church enforced that the Earth was the center of the universe and the other planets and the sun revolved around it in a perfect circle. Galileo challenged the church’s idea of perfectness and the idea of the Earth being the center of the universe. The church also enforced that God and the church should be the center of everyone’s lives, and Rembrandt challenges this idea through his painting, Raising of the Cross....   [tags: church, power, ideas]
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Effective Use of Dialogue in All the Pretty Horses - Effective Use of Dialogue in All the Pretty Horses All the Pretty Horses, by Cormac McCarthy, is, among other things, an exploration of its main character, John Grady Cole. The author chooses words carefully and sparingly when creating dialogue for Cole. In doing so, McCarthy creates poetic effects and rich meaning from limited verbiage. This novelist lets his readers get to know his main character largely through dialogue instead of through direct description. In this way, readers find the techniques used by McCarthy similar to those used by Ernest Hemingway in many of his books and short stories....   [tags: Pretty Horses Essays] 860 words
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The Relationship Between Malaysia and Thailand Government - ... So, in February 2013, the report of a peace dialogue was been made up, and it was actually came as a surprise for many sides or/and parties whose they are actually not know about it (Thanet, 2013). Thus, on February 28, 2013, the announcement of the peace dialogue was been declared among the Secretary General of Thailand’s National Security Council (NSC) and the representatives of the well-known of separatist movement Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) (Thanet, 2013). The news has been announced by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Tun Abdul Razak in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, and following with the talks with Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra....   [tags: separatist insurgents, peace dialogue] 617 words
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Identity Should Form a Part of Any Pedagogical Theory and Practice - ... However the relationship between student and teacher is one that is constantly in flux, so simply creating relevance once to peak students' curiosity isn't the end of a teacher's role. How does Sarah then link their interest, to their learning and then to their goals. How does she hand over some of the monological, directive teaching she has engaged in and encourage these links in order to promote relevance. Featuring students lives in their learning may be seen as a weakness as it implies that teachers give up a certain amount of control....   [tags: dialogue is critical to the teaching process]
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A Dialogue Between Descartes and Me - ... That is, our bodies can also influence our rational minds – such as when we act out of passion, or instinct. In making this claim, we can reconcile Chalmers’ proposition that physical processes have a role in creating consciousness and guiding our subjective experiences, as our physical actions can sometimes guide our thought processes. This in turn helps us to understand the “hard problem” that we have been dealing with and brings us one step closer to explaining consciousness. Me: Wow, what a great point....   [tags: creative writing] 1863 words
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Othello, Act II, scene iii, lines 14-33: Sinister Repartee - The dialogue between Cassio and Iago discussing Desdemona is short and seemingly meaningless. But the way each of them describes Desdemona and the way the two men’s statements mesh together reflect significantly both on their respective characters and on the insidious nature of Iago’s vengeance. On the one hand, Cassio describes Desdemona with highly polished and refined imagery. A well-to-do Florentine lieutenant, Cassio is a member of the upper class, and his highbrow language demonstrates that very well....   [tags: dialogue between Cassio and Iago] 582 words
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Suspense Makes a Great Mystery Novel - Suspense is one of the deciding factors of what makes a good mystery novel. The anxiety and uncertainty of not knowing what will come next is a thrill for readers and makes it hard to put the book down until the end. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle loved putting suspense into his stories, especially in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” through descriptions, and “The Sign of The Four” through cliff hangers. Then showing a similarity between both books through the suspense of dialogue. “The Sign of The Four” is a thrill riding book that has suspense hidden everywhere, especially through the cliff hangers at the end of the chapters....   [tags: cliff-hangers, descriptions, dialogue]
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