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The Exploration at the End of the World - The Exploration at the Edge of the World Darwin called it a red and green dragon. It was basking in the sunlight. It heeded the explorer no attention, finding his presence an inadequate reason to move. This is the encounter that inspired Jacques Cousteau’s adventure into the Archipelago and underwater depths of the Galapagos Islands (Cousteau and Diolé). Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born on the French Island of St. Andre-De-Cubzac, on June 11, 1910. He was a sickly child. Diagnosed with Enteritis, the inflammation of his intestines, he was confined to his bed on many occasions....   [tags: Jacques Cousteau, Galapagos Islands]
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Jacques Coustean - Jacques Coustean The country of France has contributed many brilliant cultural figures over their nation’s history. There is a long and complicated history of rulers, musicians, artists, and philosophers. But what name was the first to come to mind when I began to search for an artist from my ancestor’s country of origin. None other than Jacques Cousteau, the red-knit-cap-wearing, fishy-loving filmmaker who pioneered underwater photography. Through the use of documentary, Cousteau brought up from the deep whole new worlds unseen by the public until he entered the scene....   [tags: Biography People Coustean Essays]
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The Freedom of Men in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Work - Out of the many philosophers of his time, Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s ideas were the most enlightened. His ideas were extremely controversial and he has influenced political and social change for over two hundred years. His ideas were enlightened by thinking ahead of the people of his time by talking about general will, liberty and the corruption of society, and how freedom was essential to being human. We find the Rousseau argued about the freedoms of men quite a bit in his work The Social Contract....   [tags: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosophy, freedom,] 511 words
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An Illustration of Monastic Life in the 14th Century: Jean-Jacques Annaud's The Name of the Rose - Jean-Jacques Annaud, The Name of the Rose historical fiction murder mystery illustrates monastic life in the 14th century. This medieval film takes place in a remote Benedictine abbey in Northern Italy. Annaud is historically successful in recounting monastic life during the Middle Ages. The enriching backdrop of this film presents the culture of monastic life. The setting is beautifully examined and replicated to show the distinct and complicated architecture of the times. The characterization of the monks is distinct in their appearance common to medieval times....   [tags: Jean-Jacques Annaud, Name of the Rose, mystery, fi] 1136 words
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Sir Isaac Newton, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Thomas Hobbes - Isaac Newton Isaac Newton was born in 1642, the same year Galileo died, in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England on Christmas Day. He is considered one of the greatest scientists in history. As an English mathematician and physicist, Newton made important contributions to many fields of science. His discoveries and theories laid the foundation for much of the progress in science since his time. The three most important offerings of Newton are solving the mystifications of light and optics, formulating his three laws of motion, and deriving from them the law of universal gravitation....   [tags: Jean-Jacques Rousseau Essays] 1833 words
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Force, Right, and Freedom in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Philosophy - In the Social Contract Rousseau discusses the best way to run a state and uses philosophical arguments to argue his case. He also uses the ideas of force, right and freedom to support his argument. He feels we require a civil state, as opposed to living in the state of nature, as ‘it substitutes justice for instinct….and gives his actions a moral quality’ and describes the civil state as having ‘transformed him from a stupid, limited animal into an intelligent being and a man’ (Unit, p109)....   [tags: Jean-Jacques Rousseau] 986 words
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau and The Essence of Human Nature - Rousseau starts his discourse with the quote, “What is natural has to be investigated not in beings that are depraved, but in those that are good according to nature” (Aristotle. Politics. II). It is this idea that Rousseau uses to define his second discourse. Rousseau begins his story of human nature by “setting aside all the facts” (132). Rousseau believes the facts of the natural state of humanity are not necessary to determine the natural essence of human nature, and adding facts based on man’s condition in society does not show man’s natural condition....   [tags: Jean-Jacques Rousseau]
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Jean-Jacques Rousseau      “I was born to a family whose morals distinguished them from the people.” (Josephson 9) Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born in Geneva, Switzerland on June 28, 1712. He became the son of Isaac Rousseau, a plebian class watchmaker, and Suzanne Bernard, the daughter of a minister who died shortly after giving birth to him. Rousseau’s baptism ceremony was a traditional one held at St. Peter’s Cathedral on July 4, 1712 by the reverend senebies. He had an elder brother who had a “loose character”, but Rousseau loved him anyway....   [tags: Jean Jacques Rousseau Biographies Essays] 1343 words
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Jean Jacques Rousseau on Liberalism - Rousseau had many ideas about how society as a whole should work. His main ideas involve man requiring freedom. With this freedom we theoretically will not compare ourselves to one another, or strive towards being better than others. His other main ideas include the general will and the idea of a collective sovereignty. These suggest that society and government should please the general will and work together as a cohesive unit. Rousseau has several famous books, one of which is The Social Contract....   [tags: The Social Contract, philosophical analysis]
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Biography of Jacques d’Amboise - ... He loves Balanchine but he does admit he loved Lincoln Kirsten even more because he was a total wreck and dysfunctional genius of a mad energies and passion. Lincoln would always say “he feared he was wrong” And yell out “good taste is my taste, buster, good taste is my taste” he described how Vulnerable he was by saying “He was a wounded elephant, with all the power of an elephant, full of doubts and fear.” His idea of studying dance started with his mom because she always had a dream of her kids following her steps as a dancer....   [tags: dancer, american ballet] 643 words
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Jacques Fesch - A 24-year-old unrepentant Frenchman was arrested for murder on February 24, 1954. Almost sixty years later, he is being considered for canonization. Jacques Fesch was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France on April 6, 1930. His father was an atheist, distant to his son and unfaithful to his wife, whom he eventually divorced. His parents failed to pay him much attention as he grew up, resulting in Jacques not taking an interest in his schoolwork, or in his high-paying job at the bank after he graduated....   [tags: Biography, Writer] 819 words
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Jacques Cartier - Jacques Cartier is a well-known British explorer who was born on the French seaport of Saint- Malo, there was not a lot documented on Cartier’s’ early life before he made his great discoveries. He is one of the most highly respected sailor, and navigator of his time his voyages left a mark on the world. Jacques Cartier went on three main voyages in all of these voyages he discovered something new that benefited the world around him during his time of living. Jacques Cartier left his mark on the world when he was alive, but what did Cartier’s voyages discoveries do that benefit the world we live in today....   [tags: Biography]
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Jacques Louis David: A Brief Biography - Jacques Louis David supported the French Revolution from start to finish. He joined the Mountain, the Jacobin club, supported the Constitutional Monarchy and the Reign of Terror, and finally became the court painter to General Napoleon Bonaparte. David was extremely dedicated to having a Republican government, and while many people were fleeing the country for greater opportunities all over the world, David stayed behind to help abolish the old power. David, born on August 30, 1748 in Paris, France, was a skilled painter during the French Revolution....   [tags: neoclassic French painters] 718 words
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William Golding and Jean Jacques Rousseau - ... Rousseau believes that man is tainted in society because when put in society, he desires so much more than what is needed and becomes greedy, thus corrupting the untainted mind. Rousseau believes that society is the cause of all of our problems, the reason for humans to not live in peace. With all the things that society come with (money, greed, lust, arguments etc.), these are the reasons we become tainted in society, because we are introduced with more items then what is needed and that causes the problem....   [tags: human nature, comparison] 581 words
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A Phenomenal Figure: Jean-Jacques Rousseau - A Phenomenal Figure: Jean-Jacques Rousseau The enlightenment era was a time where many philosophers lived. Their works helped benefit society and the bewilderment the state lived in. In this era, enlightenment thinkers were identified to give basis to philosophy that was independent from tradition, culture and religion. These philosophers were known to have written theories on politics, education, society, nature, nurture, etc. A critical philosopher from that era who attacked all these ideas and many more was Jean Jacques Rousseau....   [tags: Philosohpy]
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau's The Social Contract - The problem is to find a form of association … in which each, while uniting himself with all, may still obey himself alone, and remain as free as before.’ Does Rousseau have a convincing solution to the problem he poses. The opening line of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's influential work 'The Social Contract' (1762), is 'man is born free, and he is everywhere in chains. Those who think themselves masters of others are indeed greater slaves than they'. These are not physical chains, but psychological and means that all men are constraints of the laws they are subjected to, and that they are forced into a false liberty, irrespective of class....   [tags: Sociology Essays]
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Political Powers - The proper use and limits of governmental power have different implications for each theorist that we have studied. Some see its power as all-encompassing, while others see it as more narrow, controlled and regulated. For this essay, I chose to examine the philosophies of the theorists with whom I disagree with the least: Rousseau, Locke, and Rawls. One can always recall Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s famous line: “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.” This sentence expressed his opposition to the idea that individual should be forced to give up their natural rights to a king....   [tags: natural rights, democracy] 834 words
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Letter from Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Letter to the Editor Assignment Letter From Jean-Jacques Rousseau After reading an article written in The Globe and Mail describing Toronto’s current Mayor, Rob Ford’s latest scandal, there were various statements that caught my attention. It shocks me that such behaviour is tolerated by the community after receiving what I believe to be a disingenuous apology. I believe that Mayor Ford encapsulates everything that is wrong with our political system. His actions prove that he believes to be above the will of the people, taking advantage of his freedom when he should be putting the needs of the community first....   [tags: letter to the editor assignment] 1238 words
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The Influence of Jean Jacques Rousseau - Eighteenth-century philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau influenced many French revolutionaries with his ideas. In the time of the Enlightenment, people believed that humankind could progress and improve through the use of reason and science. One of them was French artist Jacques-Louis David, who was official artist to the French revolution (p158, Blk 3). Just as Rousseau had used his publications to reflect on his ideas, David had used art as a media to reflect the ideas and values of the society in the eighteenth century....   [tags: essays research papers] 1253 words
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Jean Jacques Rousseau's Influence on Mary Shelley's Creature - Manufactured Monster® Who or what decides what makes one person better than another. Why should anyone or anything decide in the first place. The only thing that differentiates people is society. Whether it’s sports, school, or even getting hired for a job, someone is always the best. The most athletic, the smartest, the most qualified. Society puts these classifications on people. Things were not always this way though. Before humans were so “advanced” and before any society, there was a time when nothing mattered except self preservation....   [tags: Frankestein, literature, novel]
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The Influence of Jacques Derrida’s Deconstruction on Contemporary Sociology - Throughout the development of sociology as a discipline, the main backdrop to both sociological field-work and theory has been the distinction between Self and Other – or subject and object – expressed more broadly through the study of the interplay between individuals and institutions. With the advent of poststructuralist thinking, also known as postmodernism, the preference toward this distinction has come under suspicion by some contemporary sociologists and philosophers. Critics typically charge postmodernism with holding subjectivity to higher ground than objectivity, that postmodernism is exclusively relativist in that it questions the unity of an objective reality....   [tags: Sociology Essays] 1120 words
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Questionaire: Jean- Jacques Rousseau and The Social Contract - Ques: “The problem is to find a form of association… in which each, while uniting himself with all, may still obey himself alone, and remain as free as before.” Does Rousseau have a convincing solution to the problem he poses. In the 1700’s Jean- Jacques Rousseau wrote The Social Contract. During this time, the social contract was fairly new theory. It stated in order to have a democracy laws were needed which caused everyone to give up some rights in order to do so. Rousseau makes a convincing solution to the problem of being able to be free while united with everyone else through his philosophy on how the social contract works....   [tags: equality, power, association]
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Comparison of Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Human nature and its relevance in determining behaviors, predictions, and conclusions has caused dispute among philosophers throughout the ages. Political philosophy with its emphasis on government legitimacy, justice, laws, and rights guided the works of the 17th and 18th century philosophical writings of Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Through Thomas Hobbes world-renowned publication Leviathan and Rousseau’s discourses on basic political principals and concepts, each man validated their thoughts on human nature and what is required for a successful society within their respective government confines....   [tags: Hobbes vs Rousseau]
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Biography of French Painter Jacques-Louis David - ... Napoleon Bonaparte is no exception. Napoleon Bonaparte was always, and still is, a figure of world importance. According to Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850, Volume 2, its author, Christopher John Murray states that King Charles IV of Spain commissioned Napoleon Cross the Alps "in recognition of the young commander's notable victories and rise to power, and as homage to a powerful ally. It provided the definitive image of the warrior ruler that publicity-conscious Bonaparte was then eager to promote....   [tags: french revolution, hero, napoleon] 534 words
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Jacques Ellul's Article on Techniques Integrates Machines with Society - ... Technique is a vital tool that integrates the machine into society. We cannot use Machines without a proper technique. They have made our lives so dependable and comfortable that we just can’t dream of living without these machines at all. But actually this is not so we have just become slaves to these machines. We are ignoring the basic fact that these have some side effects which in turn harms its users dramatically. The second aspect in this article, Ellul also discussed is the “relation between science and technique”....   [tags: oranization, science, production] 641 words
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9/11 and Jean-Jacques Rousseau - 9/11 and Jean-Jacques Rousseau L'Etat C'est Moi : Absolutism in the Age of Reason By analyzing the Taliban regime and their motives, Jean-Jacques Rousseau's ideas, and by comparing the two, it will be made evident that Jean-Jacques Rousseau's ideas of government rule over people's lives is true in this specific case. On September 11, 2001 the heart of the United States of America was ripped out in a matter of 10 minutes by Islamic extremists who follow the Taliban Regime. The first attack was at 8:45 am when two planes were hijacked and crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York City....   [tags: American America History] 490 words
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Biography of Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Biography of Jean-Jacques Rousseau MAN is born free; and everywhere he is in chains. One thinks himself the master of others, and still remains a greater slave then they. How did this change come about. I do not know. How can it be legitimate. That question I think I can answer. (Rousseau, Jean-Jacques 1997) Jean- Jacques Rousseau was born on the 25th of June 1712 in Geneva, Switzerland....   [tags: Papers] 1352 words
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau - The concepts of liberty and individuality experienced a critical change in meaning and understanding as Europe shifted from the 18th century Enlightenment era to the age of political economy and utilitarianism of the 19th century. This clear distinction can be seen when comparing the works of enlightenment thinker Jean-Jacques Rousseau to authors of the 19th century, including utilitarian John Stuart Mill and communist Karl Marx. The fundamental differences in the ideas of liberty and individuality between the two centuries can be attributed to the political, economic, and social climates of each author’s time....   [tags: Philosophy, Political Science] 1678 words
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Jacques Lacan - The theories of Jacques Lacan give explanation and intention to the narrator’s actions throughout the novel “Surfacing”. Although Margaret Atwood may not have had any knowledge of the French psychoanalyst’s philosophies, I feel that both were making inferences on behavior and psychology and that the two undeniably synchronize with each other. I will first identify the complex philosophies of Jacques Lacan and then demonstrate how the narrator falls outside of Lacan’s view of society and how this leads to her demand for retreat from that society in order to become ‘whole’....   [tags: Lacanian Psychoanalysis]
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Jacques La Ramee - Jacques La Ramee Throughout Wyoming many landmarks are named after an early French—Canadian trapper. These landmarks include the Laramie River, the Laramie Peak , the Laramie Plains, Laramie County , Fort Laramie , the town of Fort Laramie , and the city of Laramie . Jacques LaRamee (Laramée, Laramé, Laramie , De la Ramie, de la Rame, or La Ramee it is spelled different by almost all the listed sources) was a mysterious man with obvious influence (Chittenden, 1935; Coutant, 1899; Fetter, 1982; McDermott, 1968; Pitcher, 2000)....   [tags: Biography History Ramee Wyoming Essays Papers]
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Georges-Jacques Danton of France and Leadership - Georges-Jacques Danton of France and Leadership What is a leader. A leader as described by Webster's Dictionary is, "person who has commanding authority or influence." A man in history who certainly fits that description is Georges-Jacques Danton of France. Danton had a trouble childhood that included losing his father before his third birthday, and having several encounters with animals that would eventually leave him deformed for life. Danton's early political promise showed most one day in grade school....   [tags: Papers] 918 words
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Jean Jacques Audubon - Jean Jacques Audubon Realizing that the natural environment requires protection from the wiles of the human race, individuals have organized societies that work to support the protection of species around the globe. I have always loved and supported those that support the environment. So, when I would hear of the National Audubon Society, I instinctively pictured Audubon as a wildlife conservationist and someone I liked very much. I heard about Jean Jacques Audubon before, and at least I thought I knew him very well....   [tags: Expository Essays] 989 words
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Jean Jacques Rousseau - Jean Jacques Rousseau Throughout his life, Rousseau suffered from severe emotional distress, and feelings of deep inferiority and guilt. Rousseau's actions and writings reflect his attempts to overcome this sense of inadequacy and to find a place in world that only seemed to reject him. His political philosophy influenced the development of the French Revolution, and his theories have had a great impact on education and literature. Jean Jacques Rousseau was born in Geneva, Switzerland on June 28, 1712 and later died on July 2, 1778....   [tags: Papers] 929 words
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Jacques Louis David - David was the virtual art dictator of France for a generation. Extending beyond painting, his influence determined the course of fashion, furniture design, and interior decoration and was reflected in the development of moral philosophy. His art was a sudden and decisive break with tradition, and from this break "modern art" is dated. David studied with Vien, and after winning the Prix de Rome (which had been refused him four times, causing him to attempt suicide by starvation) he accompanied Vien to Italy in 1775....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Death of Socrates by Jacques-Louis David - By viewing the painting The Death of Socrates by Jacques-Louis David, Socrates’ loyalty to the Athenian government was far more important to him than his own death or friendship. He was more interested in teaching his students about his belief in reason and the law of justice before he died. Still, the students and friends were arguing with him and trying to convince him to renounce his teachings. Socrates was strong in telling his students how it was for the good of society that he drinks the poison hemlock....   [tags: Art Analysis Painting] 506 words
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau's The State of War - Jean-Jacques Rousseau's "The State of War" Jean-Jacques Rousseau's "The State of War" elegantly raises a model for confederative peace among the states of Europe, and then succinctly explains its impossibility. Rousseau very systematically lays out the benefits of such a "perpetual peace" through arguments based only in a realism of pure self-interest, and then very elegantly and powerfully turns the inertia of the self-interest machinery against the same to explain why it can never come to be....   [tags: Rousseau The State of War] 1087 words
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Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau developed theories on human nature and how men govern themselves. With the passing of time, political views on the philosophy of government gradually changed. Despite their differences, Hobbes and Rousseau, both became two of the most influential political theorists in the world. Their ideas and philosophies spread all over the world influencing the creation of many new governments. These theorists all recognize that people develop a social contract within their society, but have differing views on what exactly the social contract is and how it is established....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays] 2134 words
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Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau have very different views on the social contract largely based on their fundamental views of the state of nature in humanity. These basic views of natural human nature cause Hobbes and Rousseau to have views on opposite sides of the spectrum, based on two controversial speculations, that human is inherently good or that human is inherently inclined towards egotism and perpetual insecurity. Due to his belief that they are of this nature, Hobbes viewed an all-powerful sovereign of a rather totalarianistic nature to be necessary....   [tags: The Social Contract 2014]
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Daguerreotype-Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre - The media object selected for analysis is the Daguerreotype. Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre (1787-1851), a Romantic painter and printmaker, had introduced the Daguerreotype on 7th January 1839 and would forever change the perspectives of the visual experience through photography (Daniel, 2004). Ever since the advent of the Daguerreotype, people were able to view a detailed imprinting of a certain visual frame on a treated sheet of copper (which today is called the film) (Daniel, 2004). The daguerreotype served as a medium for two fundamental forms of expression in the early days – in the field of both the arts and sciences (Daniel, 2004)....   [tags: media assignment, analysis, painter]
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A Comparison of Jacques-Lois David and Joseph Goebbels - “The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never again escape from it” (Goebbels). Both Jacques-Lois David and Joseph Goebbels were aspiring men who rose above the standards that were set for them and utilized their own individual talent in order to sway people’s opinions to match their own. They both possessed extraordinary talent and ideas for their time, where Jacques-Lois David was an artist who mastered in the neoclassical style of painting and used his art work as a form of propaganda to represent a biased view from a revolutionary on occurring events; where as Joseph Goebbels had s...   [tags: essays research papers] 967 words
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The Construction of Morality: Philosophers - Many political philosophers use the theme of morality to introduce their theories of civilization. Human morals are intertwined with the political system and are presented in human nature. By definition, morality is the distinction between right and wrong. Thus, philosophers use the concept of morality in the same distinction, but understand and apply them in different context depending on their theories. The interpretations vary between political thinkers.; One particular pair of theorists believe morals are presented in the lives of humans, but created in a different manner....   [tags: Jacques Rousseau, morality, thinkers]
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Philosophy of Time and Media with Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty - Philosophy of Time and Media with Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty ABSTRACT: This paper is divided into four sections. The first provides a survey of some significant developments which today determine philosophical dealings with the subject of 'time.' In the second part it is shown how the question of time and the question of media are linked with one another in the views of two contemporary philosophers: Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty. In section three, the temporal implications of cultural practices which are developing in the new medium of the Internet are analyzed, and finally, related to my main theses....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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The Oedipus Complex - Sigmund Freud vs. Jacques Lacan - The Oedipus Complex - Sigmund Freud vs. Jacques Lacan The story of Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus has been interpreted by innumerable writers, philosophers, and critics in countless ways; the methods of interpreting Oedipus vary from mad rages and blind accusations to ignorantly perverse acts ranging from basic sexual desire to pre-destined fate ordained by the gods. Perhaps the most famous psychoanalyst in history Sigmund Freud theorized that Oedipus' story was applicable to all. French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan translated Freud into French and, though Lacan claimed to agree completely with Freud's ideas, he substantially changed Freud's theories....   [tags: Psychology]
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A Comparison Between The Works Of Amedeo Modigliani And Jacques Villon - Italian-born Cubist painter, Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) and the French, Jacques Villon (1875-1963), both painted vibrant and expressive portraits during the early twentieth-century. In this case, the chosen portraits are Modigliani's "Portrait of Mrs. Hastings", 1915 and Villon's "Mme. Fulgence", 1936. Both of these compositions are portraits. Nothing is of more importance than the sitter herself. The female sitter in Modigliani's piece, sits in an almost dizzying pose with a twist in her elongated neck (a Modigliani trademark), a stylized and mask-like head and a columnar neck....   [tags: essays research papers] 742 words
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Jean Jacques Rousseau, Hobbes And American Democracy - Author: Sean Dwyer Freedom, Democracy, and Liberty are essential rights to the self-determination that all people inherently have. But, when those rights are trampled upon by individuals that seek to enslave and perpetrate countless crimes against the sovereignty of a man’s spirit, then freedom needs to be defended. Men are determined to rule themselves, free from the oppressive fists of a tyrant. It is during this grave hour where we are called upon to protect freedom. The baton of freedom has been passed to us, a new generation....   [tags: William Julius Wilson 2014]
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Jean-Louis David and Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Jean-Louis David + Jean-Jacques Rousseau Question : In what ways and to what extent is an understanding of historical context important in approaching the works of (a) David and (b) Rousseau. "The Lictors Returning to Brutus the Bodies of his Sons", is a painting by the French artist Jean-Louis David in 1789. Having led the fight which overthrew the monarchy and established the Roman Republic. Brutus tragically saw his sons participate in a plot to restore the monarchy. As a judge, he was called upon to render the verdict, and without hesitation condemned his two sons to death....   [tags: History Art Artwork Painting] 1385 words
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Jacques-Louis David - Caricature Paper Jacques-Louis David: Gouvernement Anglois (The English Government) Introduction: As one can expect from the very nature of political and social revolutions, there were some very unhappy people during the French revolution. The question here is why the French citizens of this time so upset were and was their discontent so great that a revolution could be justified. Furthermore, who and what will be the ultimate vehicle to bring the necessary political, social and economic dreams to realization....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Jacques-Louis David - Jacques-Louis David Jacques-Louis David was a painter born in 1748. He grew up into a prosperous middle-class family in Paris. In 1757 his mother abandoned him with his uncles after his father's death. Growing up during the "new birth", or renaissance was a powerful influence for David along with countless other famous artists. Most art critics consider him to be a central figure, if not the father of Neoclassicism. He also avidly supported the French Revolution, painting a variety of famous war and political figures....   [tags: Papers] 859 words
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Jean-Jacques Rousseau had a theory of human nature that differed from all others. The way we started, grew as a society, and live now, are totally different than what we have already learned this semester. He thought of what is called a Social Contract Theory. This theory will be discussed in this paper, especially in the aspects of personal freedom, the role of the intellect, human social and/or spiritual relations, and the nature of the self. How much personal freedom does a person have. Well, Rousseau would say that humans do have personal freedom, but that freedom is hard to keep....   [tags: Social Contract Theory] 950 words
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Analysis of Differnt Forms of Liberty - The concept of liberty is important to this very day. Liberty initially means to be fundamentally free within ones society from any types of oppression, either from higher authority or from having different form ideologies that can be political or social. Liberty is a form of power that lets one act on their sets and values. In this paper, concept of liberty will be discussed on behalf of two philosophers, John Locke and Jean- Jacques Rousseau. Although liberty provides one to act as they please, there can be different forms of liberty, which are developed naturally by the state of nature and socially through development of human reasoning; state of nature is based on absolute freedom, while...   [tags: john locke, jacques rousseau, freedom]
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