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Dr. Heidegger´s Experiment by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Since the beginning of time, man has tried in vain to find a cure to the inevitable. There is no secret cure for aging. Whether through the practices of plastic surgery or beauty products that promise to end the cycle to aging, there is no official and permanent way to stop the hands of Father Time. “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” by Nathaniel Hawthorne is another example of the failed quest to end aging. “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” is about a scientist, Dr. Heidegger, who brings together four of his friends, Mr....   [tags: aging, The Fountain of Youth, Heidegger] 970 words
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Theory and Praxis in Aristotle and Heidegger - Theory and Praxis in Aristotle and Heidegger ABSTRACT: The discussion of Heidegger's “destructive retrieve” of Aristotle has been intensified in recent years by the publication of Heidegger's courses in the years surrounding his magnum opus. Heidegger's explicit commentary on Aristotle in these courses permits one to read Being and Time with Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Metaphysics. My paper analyzes a network of differences between the two thinkers, focusing on the relationship between theory and praxis....   [tags: Aristotle heidegger Essays] 3463 words
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A Thematic Unity for Heidegger's Was Heisst Denken? - A Thematic Unity for Heidegger's Was Heisst Denken. ABSTRACT: This essay is primarily an analysis of Heidegger's Was Heisst Denken. I aim to provide a thematic unity for this enigmatic text, thereby rendering Heidegger's thoughts on thinking more available to those investigating the nature of human rationality and thinking. The procedure is to gather together some of the sundry themes and puzzling features resolved by unpacking this sentence: 'Most thought-provoking in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.' The chief results of this study include the establishment of a global logic to the text, the identification of 'being-thoughtful' as the proper phenomenon to be st...   [tags: Heidegger Was Heisst Denken Essays]
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Aristotle and Heidegger Allowing Personal Accountability - Aristotle and Heidegger Allowing Personal Accountability A disquieting article recently appeared in The New York Times. The article chronicles the story of Larry W. Peterman, resident of Provo, Utah, owner of a successful adult video store, and defendant in a case in which he was charged with selling obscene material. During Peterman’s trial, the following information came to the fore, "As it turned out, people in Utah County, a place that often boasts of being the most conservative area in the nation, were disproportionately large consumers of the very videos that prosecutors had labeled obscene and illegal....   [tags: Philosophy Martin Heidegger Essays]
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Heidegger On Traditional Language And Technological Language - Heidegger On Traditional Language And Technological Language ABSTRACT: On July 18, 1962, Martin Heidegger delivered a lecture entitled Traditional Language and Technological Language in which he argues that the opposition between these two languages concerns our very essence. I examine the nature of this opposition by developing his argument within his particular context and in the general light of his reflections on language. In different sections on technology and language, I summarize much of what he had said in previous writings on the topic (viz., "Die Frage nach der Technik" and "Der Weg zur Sprache"), including his preliminary comments contrasting instruction with teaching, and char...   [tags: Heidegger Language Languages Essays]
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Heidegger and Sport - Humans act in a number of different ways. Whether a habitual activity that seems automatic, or a skilled activity that requires more explicit focus, bodily movements are occurring to reach some goal. What seems to be lost in the shuffle sometimes is human use of and interaction with objects. Dribbling a basketball, throwing the baseball to home plate from a glove, or handing the baton to the anchor in a relay for example are ways that people use objects in sports. This utilization of available objects lends itself to Heidegger’s ready-to-hand concept....   [tags: phenomenology, phylosophy]
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Martin Heidegger's Memorial Address - ... The other claim he makes states that man must hold on to his “essential nature” – in that man is a meditative being; capable of thinking and questioning beyond what is obvious or reasonable. The evidence Heidegger uses to support these claims is riddled throughout his address as he details man’s ability to think both meditatively and calculatively. Because man has both these characteristics, it is a God-given privilege to be able to exercise both types of thought. He pushes for his audience to accept the idea of not taking things at face value, but rather encourages his audience to explore and ponder for themselves....   [tags: rhetorical analysis] 788 words
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Philosophy: Nietzsche and Heidegger - Nietzsche and Heidegger In this assignment, I will discuss what I have learned to perceive is the relevance of Nietzsche and Heidegger for theorizing religion. I will place great emphasis on Nietzsche's concept of the "Death of God," and how this concept is a challenge to modernity and religious consciousness. With the rise of science and empiricism, Nietzsche argues that it is practically impossible for a modern person to realistically believe in a Christian conception of God. However, the morality of Christianity lingers in the background, and, while still influencing people, Nietzsche predicts that the Europe of his time was soon to see a nihilistic sickness....   [tags: death of god, religion, power]
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A Brief Survey of the Phenomenology of Husserl and Heidegger - A Brief Survey of the Phenomenology of Husserl and Heidegger Introduction In general terms, phenomenology is a philosophy of experience. It attempts to understand how meaning is made in human experience, and it sees our lived experience of the world as the foundation of meaning. For phenomenology, how the speaking or writing subject uses language is primary both because it is how we experience its rules and conventions, in their use, and because this is the source of semantic innovation. New meaning, novelty in the world, and the possibility of a future different from the past are some of phenomenology's defining values....   [tags: Philosophy] 2062 words
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The Concept of Transcendence in Heidegger - The Concept of Transcendence in Heidegger ABSTRACT: The history of Heideggerian commentaries confront us with a string of parallel concepts: metaphysics and theology, onto-theology and Christian theology, thought and faith, Being and God, and so on. It should also be noted that these different dual concepts have served, in various ways, several strategies for the interpretation of Heidegger. These various strategies are summarized as follows: the relation between philosophy and theology in the thought of Heidegger is threefold and should be read to the rhythm of his thinking according to the themes of facticity and transcendence....   [tags: God Religion Theology Essays]
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Heidegger and the Logic of Categorical Syllogisms - Heidegger and the Logic of Categorical Syllogisms       According to traditional syllogistic logic, which has its roots in Aristotle, there are four types of propositions: the A proposition ("All S are P"), the E proposition ("No S are P"), the I proposition ("Some S are P"), and the O proposition ("Some S are not P"). These propositional types represent all of the possible combinations of the dichotomies of affirmative/negative and universal/particular. Each makes a claim that a certain essent (the particular I and O propositions) or an entire class of essents (the universal A and E propositions), the subject or subject-class, relates in some way (belongs or does not belong) to a class o...   [tags: Philosophy essays]
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Standing Reserve in The Question Concerning Technology” by Martin Heidegger - ... It seems that Heidegger would consider stock to be something that is like a food item sitting on a shelf at the supermarket. It is not necessarily technology and was not ordered the same way that standing-reserve is. He says before the quote above that standing-reserve is ordered, “so it may be on call for further ordering.” (pg. 105) The example that first game to my mind was what goes on for my job. My boss will call me to be on call to cover a shift because the person originally scheduled may or may not make it to work that day....   [tags: stock, supermarket, order] 764 words
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Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment by Nathaniel Hawthorne - ... Heidegger continues to describe his experiment, he keeps his participants uninformed of what will happen in the experiment and what his purpose is. He uses entrancing and persuasive language to entice his participants into drinking from the Fountain of Youth without “any questions asked.” He says: All of you, my respected friends, are welcome to so much of this admirable fluid as may restore you to the bloom of youth. For my own part, having had much trouble in growing old, I am in no hurry to grow young again....   [tags: ethical, consent, harm]
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Human Mortality According to Heidegger - Human Mortality According to Heidegger Martin Heidegger (1889 -- 1976) was, and still is considered to be, along with the likes of Soren Kierkegaard, Edmund Husserl and Jean-Paul Sartre, one of the principal exponents of 20th century Existentialism. An extraordinarily original thinker, a critic of technological society and the leading Ontologist of his time, Heidegger's philosophy became a primary influence upon the thoughts of the younger generations of continental European cultural personalities of his time....   [tags: Papers] 3649 words
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Biography of Martin Heidegger a Contemporary German Philosopher - Introduction Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) is a contemporary German Philosopher of the 20 the century. Noted for being a gifted thinker, Heidegger has contributed to more than one field, namely phenomenology, existentialism, hermeneutics, political theory, psychology and theology. ‘Being and Time’, his first work is acknowledged as the most important of all his works. It is in Being and Time that Heidegger introduces the term Dasein to explain ‘being’. Heidegger adopts a non-metaphysical, coherent way of thinking to explain ‘being’ without reducing it to a scientific phenomenon....   [tags: human existence, world, universe] 1817 words
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Heidegger's Reading of Descartes' Dualism - Heidegger's Reading of Descartes' Dualism ABSTRACT: The problem of traditional epistemology is the relation of subject to external world. The distinction between subject and object makes possible the distinction between the knower and what is known. Starting with Descartes, the subject is a thinking thing that is not extended, and the object is an extended thing which does not think. Heidegger rejects this distinction between subject and object by arguing that there is no subject distinct from the external world of things because Dasein is essentially Being-in-the-world....   [tags: Dualism Essays]
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Mistakes in Dr. Heidegger's Experiment by Nathaniel Hawthorne - In his short story "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", Nathaniel Hawthorne makes a point to grant all of the characters varying human vices to try and instill in the reader a lesson about learning from their mistakes. When the reader is first introduced to Dr. Heidegger and his guests, the author gives some background on all of the characters. It becomes clear that Mr. Medbourne is known for his love of money, Widow Wycherly for her pride, Colonel Killigrew for lusting after sinful pleasures, and Mr. Gascoigne for his abuse of power and hypocrisy....   [tags: vanity, hypocrisy, abuse of power]
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Heidegger's Critique of Cartesianism - Heidegger is one of the few Western thinkers to have succeeded in going beyond the Western philosophic tradition. Because his radical criticism is believed to have fractured the foundations of modern philosophy, his thinking is usually at the center of the controversy between the defenders of the tradition and those who wish to break with it and start afresh. In the heat of this debate, the question of Heidegger's place in relation to that tradition in general and to Cartesianism in particular has been neglected....   [tags: Philosophy Papers]
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Husserl, Carnap, Heidegger, and Wittgenstein - Husserl, Carnap, Heidegger, and Wittgenstein ABSTRACT: Phenomenology and logical positivism both subscribed to an empirical-verifiability criterion of mental or linguistic meaning. The acceptance of this criterion confronted them with the same problem: how to understand the Other as a subject with his own experience, if the existence and nature of the Other's experiences cannot be verified. Husserl tackled this problem in the Cartesian Meditations, but he could not reconcile the verifiability criterion with understanding the Other's feelings and sensations....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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Comparison of Descartes and Heidegger - Comparison of Descartes and Heidegger According to Descartes, the essence of material substance is simply extension, the property of filling up space. (Med. V) So solid geometry, which describes the possibility of dividing an otherwise uniform space into distinct parts, is a complete guide to the essence of body. It follows that there can be in reality only one extended substance, comprising all matter in a single spatial whole. From this, Descartes concluded that individual bodies are merely modes of the one extended being, that there can be no space void of extension, and that all motion must proceed by circular vortex....   [tags: Papers] 652 words
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Heidegger's Conceptual Essences - Heidegger's Conceptual Essences Heideggers Conceptual Essences: Being and the Nothing, Humanism, and Technology Being and the Nothing are the same. The ancient philosopher Lao-tzu believed that the world entertains no separations and that opposites do not actually exist. His grounding for this seemingly preposterous proposition lies in the fact that because alleged opposites depend on one another and their definitions rely on their differences, they cannot possibly exist without each other. Therefore, they are not actually opposites....   [tags: Papers] 510 words
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The True Essence of Modern Technology as a Standing Reserve According to Martin Heidegger - ... But then it conceals itself as to what and how it is. Revealed, it stands on the taxi strip only as standing-reserve, inasmuch as it is ordered to ensure the possibility of transportation. (p. 105) In this example, Heidegger is explaining that the airplane is only used as an instrument or a means to an end (a way of getting things accomplished). It is stored around for our own use when needed and does not exist in the everyday sphere of our world. The airplane is only considered a real object because it has the potential for the use of transportation when humans need it....   [tags: airliner, nature, rhine]
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The Origin of the Work of Art - In The Origin of the Work of Art, Heidegger attempts to the answer the question of what art is, as well as try to find the origin of art itself. In his attempt Heidegger distinguishes between his ideas of “Work” and “Equipment”. While, central to his argument within The Origin of the Work of Art, these ideas are important within themselves in Heidegger’s Philosophy. In this essay I will define as well as compare and contrast these two concepts. I will also explain the ideas of “Earth” and “World” presented by Heidegger in order to facilitate this goal....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Heidegger] 1397 words
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Analysis of German philosopher Martin Heidegger's concept Being-in-the-World - ... Erschlossenheit). Being genuine is a characteristic of human being. Truth in Anciet Greek, aletheia, means unfolded (a-letheia). As long as Dasein explore things in the world by unfolding them, it can be genuine. The a priori obligatory constitution of Dasein, Being-in-the-World, substantially is care or concern (Ger. Sorge). In Heideggerian conception, Sorge resembles the word cura in Latin. As in Latin, cura, Sorge also means carefulness and dedication besides care. Dasein cares and dedicates itself to its life....   [tags: Theory, Philosophy] 1581 words
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Nathaniel Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown and Dr. Heidegger's Experiment - Through out the elements of Gothic Romanticism, the greatest involves the supernatural and mysterious events. This leaves the reader wondering whether such scenes actually did in fact occur or if the scene was a delusion created by the character’s subconscious desires and fears. Thus such uncertainty leads to the development of mystery and doubt within the reader. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” and “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” utilize a common aspect of involving the impact of a single illusion or dream has upon the characters overall outlook; in “Young Goodman Brown” he develops this theme through the forest scene with the townspeople and how this leads to Brown’s utter loss in...   [tags: Dreams, Compare and Contrast, Literary Works]
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The Truth in Art: Vincent Van Gogh's Work of Art - Throughout his argument against aesthetics, Heidegger strongly states he believes in the true “work of art” and believes that this aesthetic approach goes against this. One artist that Heidegger particularly discusses is Vincent Van Gogh. He uses works of art by Van Gogh in order to give more power to his argument. Through works of art such as Van Gogh’s A Pair of Shoes, Heidegger makes his a distinction between artwork and things. In order to truly analyze the culture of another, he explains how it is essential for the viewer to question what is being depicted in the work and what the purpose may be....   [tags: heidegger, art history]
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Philosophical Beliefs of Edmund Husserl and Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty and Sarte - ... Primary philosophical issues are looked at through the ways in which things come to light through the first person’s conscious experience. Husserl describes phenomenological description as clarification (Klarung), illumination (Erhellung), enlightenment (Aufklarung) and conceptual analysis (Begriffsanalyse) (Moran and Mooney, 2002). Phenomenology is simply the science of phenomena, the studying of appearances, the structure of appearances and the how of appearing (Moran and Mooney, 2002). Husserl describes phenomenology as the following: Phenomenology, on the other hand, lays bare the 'sources' from which the basic concepts and ideal laws of pure logic 'flow', and back to which they must...   [tags: phenomenology, prejudice, phenomena] 751 words
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The Rebirth of Youth in "Dr. Heidgger's Experiment" - Life is short. Death is forever. Time is of the essence. When the performances of our lives upon earth have reached it final act, human nature forces us to reflect on the fragility of not only the human body, but also the fragility of the human psyche. We are all just visiting this life, just passersby seeking to find our way through the blizzard of existence. Literary works swoop readers to distant lands and drop them in life defining situations; Works of art that assault the eyes and force the mind to become one with the painting are just two of the many ways humans have attempted to stay connected to life after death....   [tags: Dr. Heidgger's Experiment, Nathaniel Hawthorne,]
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Educational Implications for Heidegger's Views On Poetry And Thinking - Educational Implications for Heidegger's Views On Poetry And Thinking ABSTRACT: I discuss some of the educational implications emerging from Heidegger's views on poetry, thinking, and language. Specifically, Heidegger's views on the neighborhood between poetry and thinking suggest that most accepted methods of teaching poetry are in error, because they ignore this neighboring relation. The importance of this relation is presented and clarified. I then discuss the implications of Heidegger's view for teaching poetry....   [tags: Teaching Education]
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What Heidegger Wishes To Transcend: Metaphysics Or Nietzsche - What Heidegger Wishes To Transcend: Metaphysics Or Nietzsche ABSTRACT: In this paper, I shall focus first on Heidegger's attempt to tackle the problem of 'metaphysics' and his wish to transcend it. Then, I shall try to evaluate his thoughts about transcending metaphysics in connection with his interpretation of Nietzsche's anthropology, which he considers to be the highest achievement in metaphysics. In my presentation today I shall focus first on Heidegger's attempt to tackle the problem of "metaphysics" and his wish to transcend it....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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The Reliability of Heidegger’s Reading of Plato’s Gigantomachia - The Reliability of Heidegger’s Reading of Plato’s Gigantomachia ABSTRACT: At issue is the reliability of Heidegger’s contention that Greek thinking, especially Plato’s, was constricted by an unthought "pre-ontology." "The meaning of being" supposedly guiding and controlling Greek ontology is "Being = presence." This made "the question of the meaning of ousia itself" inaccessible to the Greeks. Heidegger’s Plato’s Sophist is his most extensive treatment of a single dialogue. To test his own reliability, he proposes "to demonstrate, by the success of an actual interpretation of [the Gigantomachia], that this sense of Being [as presence] in fact guided [Plato’s] ontological questioning ....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers] 3630 words
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Heidegger's Interpretation of Pablo Picasso's Portrait of Gertrude Stein - Heidegger's interpretation of Pablo Picasso's Portrait of Gertrude Stein By several accounts, Gertrude Stein posed for Pablo Picasso more than 90 times during the winter of 1905-6. Each session was never quite correct, with many botched attempts and frustrations. Ultimately Picasso sent her away, stating "I can't see you any longer when I look," then created a new portrait of her nearly a year later without seeing her again. It was regarded as a curious mask-like visage, not really an accurate representation of Stein at the time....   [tags: Art Artisits] 2611 words
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Nathaniel Hawthorne's Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment - Nathaniel Hawthorne's Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment Leon Trotsky, the Russian revolutionist, wrote in his Diary in Exile, " The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves." Nathaniel Hawthorne gives us a 19th century example of this phenomenon in "Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment". The theme of this story is that a person’s character, once developed does not change over time, and when faced with conflict and adversity, their true character becomes boldly evident....   [tags: Literature Authors Essays] 1210 words
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Questions on Existentialist Authors - ... People who are living lives to the fullest (most, Heidegger would argue) do not make the right choices in life because they do not understand the world in front of them. This makes them unhappy, but they make no effort to understand their unhappiness. They end up in this crude form of being Heidegger calls everydayness, where people go about their daily lives understanding nothing. Another theme Heidegger connects to everydayness is chatter, in which talk is reduced down to empty words. All of these concepts interact with each other, turning man from the happy and brilliant people they had the prospects of becoming into the alienated and unhappy people they are now....   [tags: Heidegger, Camus, Sartre, modern philosophy]
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Anti-Transcendentalism in Nathaniel Hawthorne´s "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" and Edgar Allen Poe´s "The Fall of the House of Usher" - ... So essentially, each writer effortlessly demonstrates the traits of Anti-Transcendentalism. In "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" Hawthorne explores many elements of Anti-Transcendentalism including the supernatural.He creates an eerie setting through his writing by using a detailed description in order to elucidate or explain the surroundings an example of this can be found on page when he writes "Between two of the bookcases hung a looking-glass, presenting its high and dusty plate within a tarnished gilt frame....   [tags: Tragedy, Isolation, Society] 553 words
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Dr. Heidegger's Experiment, by Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Masque of Red Death, by Edgar Allen Poe - Both Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allen Poe are gothic writers who share many similarities in their stories. Both authors write about characters who live in their own and try to escape the real world around them. In Hawthorne’s “Dr. Heidegger’s experiment” four participants attempt to escape reality by drinking from a fountain of youth in order to return to make themselves younger. In Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death”, Prince Prospero tries to escape the red death, a disease that is ravaging his city, by hiding in his own castellated abbey....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Escaping Reality] 732 words
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Hawthorne's Quest for Perfection - Women in today’s world use many scientific measures to look young, beautiful, and perfect. Some women even undergo surgeries to perfect their bodies. True natural beauty comes from within one’s self and not what is on the outside. While critics argue that Hawthorne’s “The Birth Mark,” “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment,” and “Rappaccinni’s Daughter” stand as an overt commentary on nature vs. science, Hawthorne actually uses these works to explore personal familial connections. First of all, these three short stores deal with nature and science, but when one delves deeper into the stories, it becomes apparent that Hawthorne actually explores relationships among family members....   [tags: The Birth Mark, Dr. Heidegger's Experiment]
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Being and Humans in Heidegger's Letter on Humanism and in his Contributions to Philosophy - Being and Humans in Heidegger's Letter on Humanism and in his Contributions to Philosophy ABSTRACT: Heidegger's main question, the question of Being concerning human facticity, struggles to uncover the original ground to which humans belong, a ground from which modern society tends to uproot itself through the dominance of calculative and representational thinking. What is most dangerous for Heidegger about this process is that the original ground of humans and beings in general might be covered and forgotten to the extent that humans lose completely the sense of what they truly need....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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Comparing Allegory in Masque (Mask) of the Red Death and Dr Heidegger's Experiment - Allegory in Masque of the Red Death and Dr Heidegger's Experiment Edgar Allan Poe's writing style is based on the supernatural and the unknown. In The Masque of the Red Death, Prince Prospero invites the revelers to come to the castle to party until the danger of pestilence is gone. The party was interrupted by an intruder who was dressed in all black (like the Grim Reaper) and was associated with the plague of the "red death." The reaper killed everyone one by one in the end. The Masque of the Red Death is an allegory....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 587 words
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Too Often We Enjoy the Comfort of Opinion without the Discomfort of Thought - The topic of essay – quote from John Kennedy seems to have remained as actual topic from the time of the J.F.Kennedy presidency to modern days. If we approach ourselves in everyday life, it seems that having an opinion comes more quickly, than having thought of it. In very foundations of Kant and Heidegger philosophy, philosophers approach concept of thought as fundamental part of existence, “to be” and “Being”. Introducing into determining what really is “thinking”, Heidegger has said “The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.” , as he further addresses, that indeed, the absence for thinking is the main thought provoker....   [tags: Kennedy quote analysis from Heidegger standpoint]
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Dasein’s Reality - Heidegger’s metaphysics in Being and Time delegates the problem of reality aside to one that is much more important for him, and therefore supra-important to reality: the problem of question of the meaning of Being in general. However, the problem of reality, when considered within his method for deriving the answer to his metaphysical problematic, is not a problem at all; nor should it be considered one, according to Heidegger. The answer to the philosophical problem of reality, whether things exist or not, whether we can prove them or not, becomes a concrete non-problem....   [tags: Heidegger, metaphysics, Being and Time]
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Authentic Grasp of Being - Authentic Grasp of Being Martin Heidegger provides an interesting lesson about what must be done to authentically grasp the nature of being in Being and Time. The focus of being in his book is the unique individual human consciousness referred to as Dasein, and authenticity is regarded as that which accords with Dasein’s own self, including its history, present concerns, and future possibilities. The thesis of this paper is an interpretative one: the path to authentically grasping one’s own being requires first disregarding philosophical history regarding being and then understanding one’s own presuppositions....   [tags: Philosophy Existentialism Martin Heidegger] 1688 words
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The Problem of Science - The Problem of Science In this paper I deal with the status of science in Heidegger's thought. Particularly, I pose to Heidegger the question whether science can constitute a problem for philosophy, once one has cast doubt on philosophy's rank as first science whose prerogative is to establish the truth-criteria of the particular sciences. To express it with the convenience cliches always afford, this is the question of knowledge in the postmodern epoch. The paper traces the transition from the early "fundamental ontology" to the late notion of a thinking that is to come at the end of philosophy....   [tags: Heidegger Philosophy Papers] 4072 words
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Nihilsmo, Fin de la Metafisica y Secularizacion en el Pensamiento de Nietzsche, Heidegger y Vattimo - Nihilsmo, Fin de la Metafisica y Secularizacion en el Pensamiento de Nietzsche, Heidegger y Vattimo ABSTRACT: The purpose of this article is to articulate Nietzsche's criticism of morality which is centered in his experience of the death of God and the end of the subject of Modernity. Nietzsche considers nihilism as a nihilism of morality, not of metaphysics: it is morality and its history that has given rise to nihilism in the Occident. That is why Nietzsche separates himself from metaphysics as well as from morality and science, which differs from Heidegger's reasons....   [tags: Spanish Essays] 4093 words
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Humanities and Telecommunication - Humanities and Telecommunication Contemporary technology in the form of electronically managed interactive telecommunications is compatible with the goals and values of the humanities. For Marx, machine-work tended toward being mechanically routine, repetitive, deskilled, and trivialized. In the case of discourse, the same criticism has been made of computerized communication. Immediacy is not authorial presence, but the experience of textuality that is maximized by participation in interactive communication....   [tags: Technology Marx Heidegger Papers]
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Architecture: Prioritizing The Human Experience in Design - PRIORITISING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE IN DESIGN Table of Contents 1.0 Introduction 3 2.0 Heidegger, Norberg-Shultz and Merleau-Ponty 4 3.0 The Application of Phenomenological Principals in the work of Steven Holl 6 Thoughts 9 Glossary 10 Websites 10 Referenced Images 10 Bibliography 11 Notes 12 Architecture Phenomenology Philosophy Movement Spaces Dwelling Design Experience Theory KEYWORDS 1.0 Introduction Now it is time that gods emerge From things by which we dwell … Rainer Maria Rilke (Insel ed., II, 185) Architects design spaces that are meant to be inhabited, places that are meant to be interacted with....   [tags: modern buildings, steven hall]
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Commentary on Alphonso Lingis’s article, The World as a Whole - Commentary on Alphonso Lingis’s article, “The World as a Whole” Martin Heidegger’s work in Being and Time elucidated a phenomenological ontology in which death and anxiety function as the imminent possibility of impossibility, circumscribing Dasein and inscribing weight to Dasein’s temporal existence. He constructs an individual whose ontological whole is made of three fundamental elements that function as a whole; understanding, feeling and action. This being, Dasein (translated as Being There), exists in the world, and Heidegger constructs Dasein’s ontology as being-in-the-world....   [tags: essays papers] 1710 words
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Nathaniel Hawthorne's Use of Symbolism - Nathaniel Hawthorne is a prominent writer who uses many different elements in his works. He uses elements such as symbolism, figurative language, metaphor, irony and etc. to make his work prominent. In the works by Nathaniel Hawthorne, he uses symbols for secret sin in The Scarlet Letter, “The Minister’s Black Veil,” and “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment.” As seen in The Scarlet letter, the symbol for secret sin is the Scarlet letter “A.” The “A” represents the sin in which Hester commits adultery with the town’s minister, Dimmesdale....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Symbolism, ] 479 words
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The Hermeneutic Conception of Culture - The Hermeneutic Conception of Culture Heidegger, the founder of the hermeneutic paradigm, rejected the traditional account of cultural activity as a search for universally valid foundations for human action and knowledge. His main work, Sein und Zeit (1927), develops a holistic epistemology according to which all meaning is context-dependent and permanently anticipated from a particular horizon, perspective or background of intelligibility. The result is a powerful critique directed against the ideal of objectivity....   [tags: Philosophy Papers]
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Hawthorne: Experiments Gone Wrong - Nathaniel Hawthorne is an author whose major fiction writing has influenced the literary world greatly during the course of the nineteenth century. His work during the Romantic period represents his world view through a specific style of writing. While his literature is particularly dark in tone, his short stories show a variety of symbols, themes, and characters. “The Minister’s Black Veil,” “The Birthmark,” and “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” are three of Hawthorne’s short stories that illustrate the similar and different nuances in tone and meaning seen in his writing....   [tags: Literature]
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Human Response to Death in The Seventh Seal, by Ingmar Bergman - Living with Death In his film The Seventh Seal, Ingmar Bergman openly addresses the human response to death. The film documents the return of Antonius Block and his squire Jons to their homeland after their ten years of fighting in the Crusades. During their return journey to Antonius Block's castle, the characters encounter death in many forms, including the devastating plague afflicting the population and (even less subtly) Death personified in his classic black garb. Each of Block's and Jons' confrontations with death provides opportunities for Bergman to display the different philosophies of death that he has intertwined with his characters....   [tags: The Seventh Seal, Ingmar Bergman]
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Are All Interpretations Possible? - Are All Interpretations Possible. ABSTRACT: Two fundamental criticisms made by traditional hermeneutics against philosophical hermeneutics are that the latter deny the possibility of objectively true interpretation, as well as assert that all interpretations are possible on the basis that they cannot be measured. In my paper, I argue that the first criticism is well-founded, while the second is not. I contend that interpretations can be decided according to two relational criteria: (i) which interpretation has a more comprehensive horizon; and (ii) which one is derivable from the other....   [tags: Philosophy Essays]
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Relationships in a World without God - Relationships in a World without God In a world in which lives are shaped by irreversible choices and by random events, a world in which everything occurs but once, existence seems to lose its substance. Life in this designless universe raises questions of identity and can cause turmoil between the relationships of the self to others, the self to history, and the self to God. Through the words of existentialist novelists and philosophers Milan Kundera and Jean-Paul Sartre, we witness the philosophical and psychological struggles for identity, existence, and ‘being’ of the characters in The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Nausea....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Religion Essays] 2220 words
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The Lonely Soul of Dasein - This analysis makes no pretences of keeping with the psychological and moral convictions that Heidegger ignored. His structural analysis is simply not complete enough to represent Dasein's phenomenological orientation in the world without considering some aspects which are inherent to each Dasein such as a psychological history and a moral destination. Although speculation as to the reasons behind his choice to ignore such overwhelming attributes is forever possible, leaving out psychology and morality leaves Dasein with no soul....   [tags: essays research papers] 2203 words
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Human Alienation and Computational Ecopoetics - ... Poetic expression is way of stepping outside the frame of the technological, of reawakening the momentary wonder of unconcealment. The creative nature of poetic act has the ability to be affected by absent things as if they were present and to affect thoughts and feelings that arise. (Wordsworth and Coleridge 1798) Wordsworth suggests that poetry is “spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings,” but also “emotion recollected in tranquillity” leading to the creation of a new emotion in the mind....   [tags: sustainable behavior, natural phenomena] 528 words
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How am I a Romantic? - ... How they are one with nature. They went to the fort were the militia was at and warn them that there homes are getting invaded by the hurons. The british commander told the militia that they can leave if their homes was being attack. So the Colonel Munro at Fort William Henry had no idea that they could leave if their homes was being invaded. Hawkeye told him that their homes was getting burnt down and indians was attacking them. Munro told Hawkeye that the militia could not leave because you don’t have proof, and they try to leave they will die....   [tags: American Romanticism, heros] 531 words
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The Question of Being - The Question of Being Martin Heidegger attempts to answer the “question of Being” by appealing to the terminology and methodology of Dasein, most commonly defined as existence. Dasein is not simply any kind of existence, however, but an existence that is unique from all other existences in that it asks the question of existence while existing in the existence itself. In other words, one must first understand Dasein in order to understand Being because Dasein is a kind of being that is concerned about its very Being....   [tags: Papers] 983 words
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Exploring Relationship to Self and Others - The purpose of this paper is to explore relationships, which emerge, between self and others. As a foundation for understanding, “what it means to be a human being?” I will investigate the theory of the self, focusing on the philosopher Martin Heidegger. Heidegger depicts the human “being”, which he refers to as “Dasein” meaning, “to be there” (Solomon 1972), as an entity that can only be described by its relationship with the world and its environment. He talks about the interties between the tangible day-to-day world and the development of what is described as a human being (Warnock 1970)....   [tags: The Dialogical Self]
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Auditory Phenomena - In a world that is steeped primarily in visual perception, auditory phenomena face an ongoing struggle for importance. The significance of sound, typically taken for granted, is underappreciated. This lack of appreciation of auditory phenomena has resulted in an overreliance on visual imagery and experience. Sartre’s look of the Other, Heidegger’s vision of Being, and the Appolonian visual world are just some of the examples of philosophy’s visually focused concepts. Focusing solely on sight during experience has resulted in inattentiveness to the “global fullness of experience” according to Ihde, and I believe that an appreciation of auditory phenomena is necessary for an accurate construct...   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Avoiding the Unavoidable - Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe are often thought to have different themes in their writing, but in reality, they have extremely similar themes. In Hawthorne's "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" and Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death," one theme is incredibly prominent. Death is unavoidable, and when one tries to escape death, one will always find it hiding around another corner. Death can be evaded by hiding behind a barrier or attempting to conquer it, but one will always fail and have a limited time before it catches up....   [tags: Comparative, Poe, Hawthorne] 1191 words
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Paideia of Nihil of Reliabilty of Existing and Paideia of Nihil of Truth of Being - Paideia of "Nihil of Reliabilty of Existing" and Paideia of "Nihil of Truth of Being" ABSTRACT: This paper traces the transformation of the idea of Paideia as an intellectual mode of existence and being in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the modern period to the idea of Paideia as an intellectual mode of the nihil that is oriented toward the future. It comments specifically on the ideas of Leibniz and Heidegger which have contributed to this development. Our understanding of Paideia is multiple-valued....   [tags: Philosophy] 4416 words
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Language Games, Writing Games - Wittgenstein and Derrida: A Comparative Study - Language Games, Writing Games - Wittgenstein and Derrida: A Comparative Study ABSTRACT: The concept of deconstruction was first used by Derrida in transforming Heideggerian "destruction." The deconstruction of Derrida is a textintern, intertextual, in-textual activity. He plays a double game inside of philosophy, emphasizing that our thinking is embedded in metaphysics, while at the same moment he questions metaphysics. Wittgenstein's deconstruction, however, involves a new kind of reading, a Zerzettelung of the traditionally argumentative and linear thinking modes....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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Recovering Paul Ricoeur's Intervention in the Gadamer-Habermas Debate - Recovering Paul Ricoeur's Intervention in the Gadamer-Habermas Debate ABSTRACT: In this paper I will examine a contemporary response to an important debate in the "science" of hermeneutics, along with some cross-cultural implications. I discuss Paul Ricoeur's intervention in the debate between Gadamer and Habermas concerning the proper task of hermeneutics as a mode of philosophical interrogation in the late 20th century. The confrontation between Gadamer and Habermas turns on the assessment of tradition and the place of language within it; the hermeneutical stance takes a positive stance, while ideologiekritik views tradition with a hooded-brow of suspicion, tantamount to "seeing traditio...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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Borgmann’s Proposal to Reform Technology - Borgmann’s Proposal to Reform Technology Albert Borgmann follows the general project by Heidegger to see how technology has harmful effects on humanity and to determine how it can be reformed. Borgmann shares Heidegger’s view that modern technology is starkly different from premodern technology in its pattern of disclosing the world to human beings. Borgmann agrees that a sort of ethical reform must be undertaken to limit technological ways of living from dominating the lives of individuals and to keep technology in its place....   [tags: Philosophy Albert Borgmann] 2169 words
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Hannah Arendt on the Banality of Evil - Hannah Arendt is a German Jewish philosopher, born in 1906 and died in 1975. She studied philosophy with Martin Heidegger as Professor. Her works deal with the nature of power and political subjects such as democracy, authority, and totalitarianism. She flew away to France in 1933, when Adolf Hitler became Chancellor in Germany. She flew away from Europe to the United States after escaping from the concentration camp of Gurs. She became a Professor in New York city, in which she became an active member of the German Jewish community....   [tags: german jewish, eichmann, terrorism]
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Dasein in Being There - Dasein in Being There Though I'm sure I didn't realize it back then, I spent a lot of time in my childhood mulling over the classic "nature vs. nurture" debate. Specifically, I wondered what would happen to a child separated from civilization at birth. If a person were locked in a room, never taught anything, and interacted with only by machines that delivered it food, then released into society at a certain age, how much would it know. How much would it be able to figure out. Could it survive....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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If Time Could Be Saved In A [in a] Bottle - If Time Could Be Saved In A [in a] Bottle [Nice title -- I wish more students put more thought into their titles.] 1 Anyone who has much exposure to the geriatric population knows that some elderly people are very content with their lives. Even though their bodies may not possess the same physical capabilities that they did in youth, they are surrounded by an aura of contentment that almost make one envious of the inner peace reaped as compensation for a life lived to its fullest capacity....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1493 words
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Subject, Education, Truth - Subject, Education, Truth Two processes develop in human culture and society that implicate each other. The first is, according to Hegel, the development of universal experience and knowledge in any individual since individuals are never born complete as what they are supposed to be. The second is the subjectivization of the universal experience and knowledge into unique and singular forms of the self and self-consciousness. An analysis of these two processes in the history of philosophy has revealed the interconnections between the cognizing subject, truth and education and paideia....   [tags: Philosophy Papers] 2262 words
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Heaven and Hell - Certain individuals are not very intrigued with the idea of studying religion or even becoming a part of a religious faith. These individuals believe that they are comfortable with knowing what their lives are about and have no interest in learning about what religions have to say about life and death. As a McMaster University student, I have learned to become open to many different perspectives of life throughout my years of studies here. Within the class RS 2M03 (Religious Studies: Death & Dying: Comparative Views), I have been able to acquire the ability to understand certain people’s positions with their religious beliefs and what values they have behind them....   [tags: religion, faith, religious beliefs, good, evil]
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The Fire Side Poets from the Romantic Period of Literature Appreciate Nature - ... The poem shared the just of the story but by saying Paul warned people out of the goodness of his heart is what made it romanticized. He was ordered to do so and had knowledge of the war for some time before that. Some other fireside poets were, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, & John Greenleaf Whittier. Just as the Fire side poets, the transcendentalist were also really into nature. The transcendentalist had a deep love for nature. They believed that life with more simplicity is just as fulfilling if not more than a life filled with worldly possessions....   [tags: transcendentalist, gothic, war] 585 words
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The Paradox of Nothing within Flannery O’Connor’s Short Story, Good Country People - ... Freeman, “If you want me, here I am – LIKE I AM” but she is not simply who she is, she is an empty shell of false sophistication and ego. Her name change also explains much of her complex as “She saw it as the name of her highest creative act”. She may have changed it, yet allowed no one else to use it she didn’t very much know how to identify herself, “Hulga” is merely the idea of her highest ideal character, and in the end Hulga is the one that gets fooled. The irony embedded in her spirit is quite high, since she merely procured it as a tool; an assertion that she needed nothing yet took pride in her character....   [tags: mystical vision, Christian, nihilistic philosopher]
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Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe's Use of Guilt in their Work - "Whatever guilt is perpetrated by some evil prompting, is grievous to the author of the crime. This is the first punishment of guilt that no one who is guilty is acquitted at the judgment seat of his own conscience." - Decimus Junius Juvenal 'Satires' (XIII, 1) Throughout history, the effects of guilt on society have often prompted writers to express their emotions, beliefs, and ways they approach life through their literary works. While some authors use the concept of guilt to express their feelings and attract readers, other authors, like Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe, use the convention of guilt to teach the society a lesson....   [tags: essays research papers] 1397 words
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To Age or not to Age - To Age or not to Age (1) In “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment," Nathaniel Hawthorne expresses [Diction] that if given the chance to regain your youth, some would not have learned from their past mistakes, to change the way would live their life again. In “Dr Heidegger’s Experiment” Hawthorne uses his characters to describe how life experiences should have an impression in our lives. (2) Dr Heidegger was an old scientist, who has a very strange way of presenting himself. He works by himself in his study....   [tags: Essays] 1258 words
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The Illusion of Racial Identity - In common sense thought, race is simply a fact: humans are not all alike, there are whites, blacks and yellows, maybe reds and browns too, and these different kinds are races, and that's just a feature of the way the world is. However, recent work on the concept of "race" shows that "race" and "race"-talk can be understood by analogy to what Foucault suggests about psychiatry and mental illness coming into being together: (1) it is now beginning to appear than "race" and racism came into existence together as well....   [tags: Philosophy of Race]
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How am I a Romantic? - ... The Last of the Mohicans also shows Awareness of the past. Awareness of the past would be kinda exactly like it sounds, when someone has a update of things that has happened to their family and surroundings before their time. Things that has been passed down from generation to generation and so far. An Example of awareness of the past in The Last of the Mohicans will be when Nathaniel the main character of the movie was laying on the ground looking up at the stars and pointing saying that they were his ancestors and reminded him of them....   [tags: American Romanticism, charactaristics] 521 words
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How am I a Romantic? - ... The name of the Author was Washington Irving’s. Washington had a lot of Characteristics in his story, like Love of Nature, Supernatural, and him Focusing on an Individual. The way he symbolised his love of nature in the story was when he said “Beautiful dark Grove”, in that line he talked about how beautiful the trees and bushes appeared in that moment. Another way he show’d romanticism was when he talked about supernatural things, these things could be the Devil or something that could really never happen....   [tags: American Romanticism Period, history] 539 words
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Theories of Social Ecology - All three theories by Heidegger, Bookchin, and Naess are based on the normative assumption: humans perceived themselves as being distinct from a world that unites both humans and non-humans. To better understand the distinguishments that each author makes in his theory, I will reconstruct each of their assumption. After that, we will explore the rational fashioning of integrative ways and the problems that it raises. In conclusion, there may be a reiteration of the assumption in our effort to act ethically according to the ecosystem....   [tags: Social Ecology]
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The Pros and Cons of Technology - The question of whether modern technological development has been beneficial or detrimental to human beings is perhaps the most pressing question that faces our society. If technology is harmful, then we need to minimize or eliminate the danger. If technology is not the source of the problems and concerns that are frequently attributed to it, then we need to find another cause for the social and psychological pressures faced by our society, so we can address these problems. Ever since the advent of the Industrial Revolution, people have voiced complaints about the harmful effects of technology....   [tags: Technology Essays]
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Analyzing Literary Tone: Emerson, Thoreau, Melville and Hawthorne - Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self Reliance, Henry David Thoreau's Where I Lived and What I Lived For, Nathaniel Hawthorne's Dr. Heidegger's Experiment and Herman Melville's Moby Dick are all considered to be models of timeless writing. Each author was skilled but each wrote with their own tone. There are both parallels and disagreements between these writer's tones. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote to inspire and to change the thought process of the everyday man, in hopes that society would improve. He is intensely critical of society as a whole, but believes that a man can change himself....   [tags: American Literature] 334 words
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An Existentialist Meaning of Life - An Existentialist Meaning of Life Arguably one of the most pondered questions in philosophical thought has been, “What is the meaning of life?” Humans have been put on this earth with the knowledge of self awareness and the ability to manipulate the environments that they inhabit to a greater extent than any other species on the planet. Ultimately one must wonder what purpose there is to one’s own existence and define what it means for them to be. Presupposing the existence of different human beings in the external world, there would undoubtedly be varying opinions regarding the ultimate purpose of existence....   [tags: Papers] 2578 words
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