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David Hume - Hume Missing Works Cited What Came First: The Chicken or the Egg. David Hume moves through a logical progression of the ideas behind cause and effect. He critically analyzes the reasons behind those generally accepted ideas. Though the relation of cause and effect seems to be completely logical and based on common sense, he discusses our impressions and ideas and why they are believed. Hume’s progression, starting with his initial definition of cause, to his final conclusion in his doctrine on causality....   [tags: Philosophy Cause Effect Epistemology Causality] 2065 words
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The Central Part of Berkeley's Metaphysics - The Central Part of Berkeley's Metaphysics The central part of Berkeley’s metaphysics seems paradoxical or even absurd. Its claim is that what we call solid, and indeed everything else that we find laid out in the three-dimensional physical word that is apparently around us, is only fictional. It appears to be there, but it does not really have an independent existence. The physical world is, according to Berkeley, dependent on and only perceived through a mental state. In Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous, Berkeley tried to explain how a seemingly noncommonsensical theory can actually consist of commonsensical characteristics....   [tags: Papers] 756 words
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The Most Damaging Idol of the Tribe - Idols of the tribe do the most damage to man’s outlook of the world: man tends to make decision’s based on his emotions rather than logic, man clings to his first impressions, and man often twists facts to support those impressions. Idols of the tribe do the most damage to man’s outlook of the world because man tends to make decision’s based on his emotions rather than logic. Man tends to do things without thinking of the consequences. For example, one kill’s his or her mother because of they were angry of how they treated them as a child....   [tags: idols, religion, ]
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John, the Introvert - ... In the first scenario describing John, he initially seems like a man who is very confident in himself. John carries himself in a way that displays his confidence, whether it is walking directly in the sun, easily talking with several acquaintances or even his apparent lack of concern about getting back to his office in a quick timeframe. The introverted description of John paints a starkly different picture. In this description, John does not portray the image of confidence to nearly the extent as the extroverted description....   [tags: Psychology]
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Self-Presentation - ... It is much easier to form an opinion of a person by looking at their photos online, seeing if they are aesthetically pleasing, interesting, and someone whom you could potentially spend time with. Although we can be quick to judge others, it is a common fear amongst those in an online atmosphere that they are being duped. Uncertainty Reduction The unknown is a vast, mysterious thing that can make anyone feel uneasy. In an online environment, whether it is making friends or becoming intimate in the pursuits of a relationship there is a great deal of uncertainty that arises....   [tags: Social Media ]
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The Blank Slate of Frankenstein’s Mind - The Blank Slate of Frankenstein’s Mind Works Cited Not Included The philosophical root of Frankenstein seems to be the empiricist theory first promoted by John Locke in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. In that essay, the mind is concieved as beginning as a blank slate or tabula rasa, upon which the various impressions gained by the outside world shape the personality. According to this strict empiricism, the mind contains no innate basis for the basic prerequisites for human socialization: a social code and/or morality with empathetic roots....   [tags: Frankenstein Essays Brain Locke Papers] 476 words
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Interpersonal Attraction - Interpersonal Attraction Relationships with the individuals around us are key to ones social existence. Personal accounts by people who have been isolated from the outside world serve as a reminder of our dependence on others. What draws us into these "relationships". Studies of interpersonal attraction have concluded that people are attracted mostly to those that they find physically attractive and who are geographically close. The first step to understanding why we are attracted to certain individuals we must first understand an individuals person perception or the process of forming impressions of others....   [tags: Papers] 344 words
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T. S. Eliot's Tradition and the Individual Talent - T. S. Eliot's Tradition and the Individual Talent Poets of the present not only have an advantage, but are much smarter than those of the past because they're still alive. Main Points: - You can work hard for tradition, but you can't inherit it. - A poet finds significance today by comparing and contrasting it to yesterday. - Poets give of selves and lose personality, to conform to those of old. - The present is an extension of the past. - Emotion and feeling aid in the forming of talents. - No one has a personality, everyone is essentially alike; it is the unexpected and expected experiences and impressions that lead to our differences....   [tags: Papers] 344 words
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Pride and Prejudice - Pride and Prejudice In fact, Pride and Prejudice was originally entitled First Impressions. However, the novel is not only about first impressions. Although we can find the first impressions about the characters through the first few chapters, this book shows us the effects of those impressions on the individual characters--prejudices of the characters. The story almost evenly describes the defects of Fitzwilliam Darcy who show "pride" at the beginning of the novel; he speaks carelessly and insultingly to Elizabeth Bennet, and George Wickham who deceives others on purpose and conceals his truthless character....   [tags: Pride Prejudice Essays] 456 words
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The Egocentric Predicament - Chapter 11 The Skeptic: David Hume 3. What is Locke&#8217;s &#8220;Egocentric Predicament?'; The Egocentric Predicament is a problem associated with our ideas and how we perceive the world. Locke believes all knowledge come from personal ideas; these ideas are based upon our perception of the world. However, if we only see the world based on our own ideas how can there be any external or objective world. This begs questions similar to; can I really know an objective world exists....   [tags: essays research papers] 482 words
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Importance of Symbolism and Setting in The Yellow Wallpaper - Importance of Symbolism and Setting in The Yellow Wallpaper      In the disturbing novel, The Yellow Wallpaper, the setting in which the action takes place is extremely important. The author uses setting to focus the reader’s attention into the story in a gradual manner. Also, the manipulation of setting allows the author to subtly introduce symbols in the text. These symbols represent Gilman’s view on the status of women in the patriarchal society of the nineteenth century. The story takes the form of a journal of the main character....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays]
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Comparing Locke and Hume - Comparing Locke and Hume If we are to understand the difference between Locke and Hume’s account of how ideas work, we must forth set the pertinent terms of each of their arguments. The two essential terms in Locke’s discussion of how ideas work are idea and object. Locke defines an idea as "whatsoever is the object of the understanding when a man thinks" (Cahn, 494). Locke has "used [idea] to express whatever is meant by phantasm, notion, species, or whatever it is that the mind can be employed about in thinking" (Cahn, 494-495)....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]
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Charles Darwin - Charles Darwin The famous naturalist Charles Darwin embarked on hundreds of miles of land excursions during the often-told story of the H. M. S. Beagle voyage, and on these trips, the most lasting visual impressions for Darwin are the Cordilleras Mountains, the Fuegian natives, and the Brazilian rainforests. The Beagle’s five-year world circumnavigation from 1831 to 1836 emphasized South America and so it is not so surprising the previously mentioned natural wonders had such important impact on Darwin....   [tags: Science Evolution Scientist Biology Essays]
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The First Impression - The First Impression "Read my lips. No new taxes." The well groomed candidate shouted to his audience. The crowd erupted in cheers and for many Americans, this was their first long lasting impression of soon to be, President George Bush. He later went on to sign a bill implementing the second largest tax hike in history. The statement that won him one election lost him the next. The American public made a long term judgment based on the first impression of this presidential candidate....   [tags: essays research papers] 749 words
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How to Construct Dentures - Have you ever wondered how complete dentures are constructed. A complete denture is a type of removable prosthesis designed to replace all of the natural teeth in an arch or the jaw. Patients sometimes need a set of complete dentures, one for each arch or jaw. There are several stages in making dentures. Each stage must be performed accurately and precisely so the denture is as exact as possible. The technician does most of the work of fabricating the denture from start to finish. The dentist only has a small role in the making of the denture....   [tags: Health] 1712 words
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Pride and Perception in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Pride and Perception in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Jane Austen's society values impressions, and considers them an important aspect of their culture. A first impression determines the entire perception of that person. In Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet learns a hard lesson by basing her perception of other characters completely on their first impressions. "The comedy is concerned with a heroine who must be educated out of a condition of self-deception brought on by the shutters of pride into a condition of perception when that pride had been humbled through the exposure of the errors of judgement into which it has led her" (Watt, 98)....   [tags: Papers] 637 words
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John Locke and Human Understanding - John Locke and Human Understanding Book I - Neither Principles nor Ideas Are Innate Chapter I - No Innate Speculative Principles 1. The way shown how we come by any knowledge, sufficient to prove it not innate. It is an established opinion amongst some men, that there are in the understanding certain innate principles; some primary notions, koinai ennoiai, characters, as it were stamped upon the mind of man; which the soul receives in its very first being, and brings into the world with it. It would be sufficient to convince unprejudiced readers of the falseness of this supposition, if I should only show (as I hope I shall in the following parts of this Discourse) how men, barely by the use of their natural faculties, may attain to all the knowledge they have, without the help of any innate impressions; and may arrive at certainty, without any such original notions or principles....   [tags: Papers] 5291 words
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Firearm and Tool Mark Analysis - ... This is a more legitimate and reliable test, but because of the extensive time needed to test, it is often overlooked (Saferstein, 476-477). When analyzing tool marks, a comparison microscope is again a necessity (Saferstein, 482). In this case, however, it is one of the only options for comparison. Usually, if there is anything beyond tool marks, it becomes trace evidence and would be handled by another technician within the lab. That being said, CSIs can create castings of the tool marks in order to have a basis of comparison once the tool is found (Saferstein, 483)....   [tags: Crime ]
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DNA TYPING AND QUANTIFICATION OF LIP COSMETIC SAMPLES FOR FORENSIC CASEWORK ANALYSIS - ... DNA obtained from lipstick stained lips was much less in quantity i.e. 0.01ng but it gave full genetic profile. Tsai (2010) suggested that full DNA profile is obtainable (with PCR amplification at 28 cycles) when DNA from skin residues is not less than 0.43ng [14]. Ganies et al. (2002) reported amplification of 15 STRs from only 32pg of DNA [9]. In general, as the quantification value decreases, the average number of type-able loci also tends to decrease [7]. But all loci were successfully typed in profile generated from lips....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Kant and Hume - ... 145) Therefore, according to Hume, if the concept of ‘self’ is dependent on a constant, everlasting impression, but there is not a single impression that does persevere over the course of one’s life, there can then be no true idea of self “...I never catch my self, distinct from some such perception.” (Hume, pg. 145) Fundamentally from this argument, what Hume is stating is that there is not a persevering single thing that one can feasibly claim to be a ‘self’. Hume argues that people are basically an assortment of various perceptions, with each moment bearing a new experience and sensation....   [tags: Philosophy, Comparative] 1986 words
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Human Understanding - ... Hume then goes on to show the connection of ideas in the mind. Hume comes up with three principles, resemblance, contiguity in time or place, and cause and effect. A picture leading to thoughts of the original conveys resemblance; when we think of a room in a house, it brings questions about the other rooms contiguity comes into play and lastly when we think about a wound we can consider the pain that followed it resulting in cause and effect. Hume divides objects of human reasoning or things we think about into two categories, relations of ideas or matters of fact....   [tags: Philosophy, Informative] 1502 words
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Epistemology - ... Ideas do not tell us anything about the world, but only our thoughts of what they may be, and matters of facts are knowledge per say, but are not always certain as well. Basically, it shows that one cannot be certain of the world around us, as it may change. With the question of the role of reason within the possibility of knowledge, he believes that, “We can learn nothing about what lies outside the subjective contents found within our experiences.” (The Search for Knowledge 71), therefore reason cannot be established as the primary source of knowledge....   [tags: Philosophy, Hume] 1578 words
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The Yellow Wallpaper - ... On the other hand, symbolism is just as important to the reader as well. The reader is very closely bound to the characters thoughts and impressions as well as the mood and state of mind. Jane appeared to be deeply preoccupied with the influence her surroundings had on her. The text is exceedingly descriptive and full of symbols. Therefore, the author takes the opportunity to relate elements of theme with symbols along with meanings beyond the reader’s first impressions. For starters, the house that the characters rent out for the summer is introduced as an isolated house situated “Quite three miles from the village” (Gilman 1392)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Gilman] 1402 words
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Henry James' The Art of Fiction - Henry James' The Art of Fiction In an essay written in response to an essay written by Walter Besant, both titled "The Art of Fiction", Henry James provides both a new understanding of fiction and greater understand of his own works. James analyses, however briefly, the process of creation of a work of fiction, readers' responses to it, and the requirements of the work and the author. James' language within this essay may be in need of some levity, but he does occasionally break through the haze to make a very strong and effective point: "[T]he only condition that I can think of attaching to the composition of a novel is…that it be sincere" (161) There is point in which over-analysis takes away from the intention, the point in which talk of theory wanders away from the actual work of art....   [tags: Henry James The Art of Fiction]
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Descartes And Hume - Descartes And Hume Works Cited Missing There are three ways in which one is able to find truth: through reason (A is A), by utilizing the senses (paper burns) or by faith (God is all loving). As the period of the Renaissance came to a close, the popular paradigm for philosophers shifted from faith to reason and finally settling on the senses. Thinkers began to challenge authorities, including great teachers such as Aristotle and Plato, and through skepticism the modern world began. The French philosopher, René Descartes who implemented reason to find truth, as well as the British empiricist David Hume with his usage of analytic-synthetic distinction, most effectively utilized the practices of skepticism in the modern world....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical History Essays] 554 words
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The Reality of Love at First Sight - The Reality of Love at First Sight I remember the time where it was the first day at school; the air was fresh in the cool autumn atmosphere, and to put the cherry on top of the already sweetened icing, an absolutely stunning young lady comes into my gaze. As we all have uttered in the past, 'I think I'm in love', can you blame me, with such a stunning specimen of the female kind. Can this instantaneous love be true, could it last, even for more than this small period of time....   [tags: Papers] 483 words
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Critique of Hume's Analysis of Causality - Critique of Hume's Analysis of Causality Hume's analyses of human apprehension and of causality were the most penetrating up to his time and continue to have great influence. Contemporary Spanish philosopher Xavier Zubiri (1893-1983) has examined both and identified three underlying errors: (1) the failure to recognize that there are three stages of human intellection, and especially that the first, primordial apprehension, has quite unique characteristics; (2) the attempt to place an excessive burden on the content of impressions while ignoring what Zubiri terms their 'formality of reality'; and (3) the failure to recognize that functionality, not causality, is the basis for most of our knowledge....   [tags: Philosophy Papers]
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Hume Vs Kant - Hume vs. Kant      Hume’s ultimate goal in his philosophic endeavors was to undermine abstruse Philosophy. By focusing on the aspect of reason, Hume shows there are limitations to philosophy. Since he did not know the limits, he proposed to use reason to the best of his ability, but when he came to a boundary, that was the limit. He conjectured that we must study reason to find out what is beyond the capability of reason.      Hume began his first examination if the mind by classifying its contents as Perceptions....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Hume Kant Essays] 1749 words
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Self-Esteem - Self-Esteem Missing Works Cited As people’s outcomes in life depend heavily on how others perceive and evaluate them, they are motivated to convey certain impressions of themselves to others and to refrain from conveying other, undesired impressions. Thus, no matter what else they may be doing, people typically monitor and control their impressions, i.e. a process known as: self-presentation. A great deal of human behaviour is, in part, determined or constrained by people’s concerns with others’ impressions and evaluations of them....   [tags: Self Image Self-Perception Theory Essays] 1116 words
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Virginia Woolf - An Author’s Brush Virginia Woolf is not unlike any other truly good artist: her writing is vague, her expression can be inhibited, and much of her work is up to interpretation from the spectator. Jacob’s Room is one of her novels that can be hard to digest, but this is where the beauty of the story can be found. It is not written in the blatant style of the authors before her chose and even writers today mimic, but rather Jacob’s Room appears more like a written painting than a book. It is as if Woolf appeared tired and bored of the black and white style of writing that dominated her culture and chose to use a paintbrush to write her story....   [tags: essays papers] 1249 words
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Shrek and Reversal of Fairytale Tradition - Shrek and Reversal of Fairytale Tradition Shrek directed Andrew Andamson and Vicky Jenson by contradicts the traditional view of a fairytale characters and settings. Although your first impressions may lead you to believe that that the story is totally different to a traditional fairytale looking more closely you find that there are a few similarities. This essay will be looking at the characters and the different presentational devises used to show how fairytale traditions are reversed....   [tags: Papers] 1503 words
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Rationalism and Empiricism - Rationalism and Empiricism Rationalism and Empiricism are most likely the two most famous and intriguing schools of philosophy. The two schools deal specifically with epistemology, or, the origin of knowledge. Although not completely opposite, they are often considered so, and are seen as the "Jordan vs. Bird" of the philosophy world. The origins of rationalism and empiricism can be traced back to the 17th century, when many important advancements were made in scientific fields such as astronomy and mechanics....   [tags: Philosophy Epistemology Papers]
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Human Understanding - Human Understanding In the history of human understanding, I couldn't think of any person to study for a singular perspective of gaining knowledge through philosophy. I am glad that the class has been given two philosophers to compare and contrast their ideas. The subject of human understanding is a wide range of ideas to discuss, which can be quite complex, a feat I would never return to do. The two philosophers Rene Descartes and David Hume take the task of discussing human understanding and bring it to the terms in which people can better understand....   [tags: Papers] 592 words
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The Ways the Theme of Pride and Prejudice is Revealed Through the Characters of Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy - The Ways the Theme of Pride and Prejudice is Revealed Through the Characters of Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy In Austen's time it was typical of people of a higher status to look down on people below them; to be totally blinded by pride and to be prejudiced against those who have less wealth, connections and social status than them. People of a lower status also were prejudice against those higher than themselves. This is brilliantly portrayed in the characters of Elizabeth and Darcy....   [tags: Papers] 903 words
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Leadership - Leadership When Ronald Reagan said, "What I'd really like to do is go down in history as the President who made Americans believe in themselves again", he probably was not thinking too much about the definition of leadership. However, without realizing, he pretty much defined it. I believe the definition of leadership is having a impression on others, and not only inspiring them, but making a physical difference in their lives (hopefully in a good way). Without that aspect, there is not only no effective leadership, but there is no leadership at all....   [tags: essays research papers] 423 words
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male female relationships - My impressions of the opposite sex are diverse and have changed throughout my life. As a child born into a family of three girls, my exposure to the opposite sex was limited. The only real male in my life was my father. I never viewed him as the opposite sex because he was my dad. He was a strict, authoritative figure and a great protector. My early impressions of the opposite sex were that of great strength and security, both physically and emotionally. As I entered adulthood and encountered the opposite sex on a new level it was quite a learning experience....   [tags: essays research papers] 400 words
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Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World - Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World There were quite a few changes made from Aldous Huxley’s, Brave New World to turn it into a “made for TV” movie. The first major change most people noticed was Bernard Marx’s attitude. In the book he was very shy and timid toward the opposite sex, he was also very cynical about their utopian lifestyle. In the movie Bernard was a regular Casanova. He had no shyness towards anyone. A second major deviation the movie made form the book was when Bernard exposed the existing director of Hatcheries and Conditioning, Bernard himself was moved up to this position....   [tags: essays papers] 395 words
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How To Take a Dental Impression - Many of us have been to a dentist at some point our lives. There are a number of procedures that can be completed during an appointment that are painless for a patient. One of the pain free procedures would have to be having a dental impression taken. This procedure doesn’t involve needles, or any of the other sharp objects that people seem to dislike. Getting a dental impression is a speedy procedure that only takes a couple of minutes. A dental impression is made using an elastic material called alginate....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How To Essay] 509 words
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David Hume’s Two Definitions of Cause - David Hume’s Two Definitions of Cause David Hume’s two definitions of cause found in both A Treatise of Human Nature, and An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding have been the center of much controversy in regards to his actual view of causation. Much of the debate centers on the lack of consistency between the two definitions and also with the definitions as a part of the greater text. As for the latter objection, much of the inconsistency can be remedied by sticking to the account presented in the Enquiry, as Hume makes explicit in the Author’s Advertisement that the Treatise was a “work which the Author [Hume] had projected before he left College, and which he wrote and published not long after....   [tags: Philosophy Essays]
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Cause and Effect in David Hume’s An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding - Cause and Effect in David Hume’s An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding In An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, David Hume states, “there is not, in any single, particular instance of cause and effect, any thing which can suggest the idea of power or necessary connexion” (Hume, 1993: 41). Hume establishes in section II that all ideas originate from impressions that employ the senses (11). Therefore, in order for there to be an idea of power or “necessary connexion,” there must be impressions of this connection present in single instances of cause and effect; if there are no such impressions, then there cannot be an idea of “necessary connexion” (52)....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]
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No Universal Truth - No Universal Truth Hume wrote, “be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man,” (qtd. in Jones 351). This statement strikes me more than all others, written by Hume or any of the philosophers from W. T. Jones’ Hobbes to Hume. It demonstrates to me that even after all of the inquisition towards what and how we can know anything, and the very methodical ways in which Hume is reputed to examine these things, he realizes that nothing is truly certain and begins to lean towards a pragmatic and radically empirical point of view....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]
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Stalin: Man or Monster? - Stalin: Man or Monster. Do these sources give similar or different impressions of Stalin. These sources give different impressions of Stalin, however there are some similarities. Source A is a cartoon published in Paris in the 1930´s. It shows Stalin and the results of his policies according to the artist. The cartoon features Stalin showing three pyramids of skulls as if he was a tour guide. The caption under reads, "Visitez L´URSS ses pyramides!" This translates to, "Visit the pyramids of the USSR!" This source is very famous and was drawn by an exiled Russian, therefore the artist could be bitter and biased against Stalin and his policies....   [tags: Russian Russia History] 3797 words
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The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism - The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism In answer to the question 'What can we know?' anyone who gives a pessimistic answer is labelled a sceptic. Scepticism is associated with incredulity. A sceptic is someone who questions things (particularly received opinions) and also practices suspension of judgement. This questioning outlook has been labelled by some as practical scepticism. However, philosophical scepticism involves more than this. Its essential element is a general view about human knowledge....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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Appearance vs. Reality in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice - Appearance vs. Reality in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the theme of appearance versus reality is recurrent. Austen seeks to prove that often one’s appearance hides one’s true character. This thematic concept is clearly evident in the case of Mr. Darcy and Mr. Wickham and how they appear to Elizabeth Bennett. From her first impressions of both Mr. Darcy and Mr. Wickham, Elizabeth comes to misguided conclusions about their true character. Elizabeth spends most of the novel reevaluating her stance regarding both of these characters....   [tags: Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice]
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Communication Theories - In interpersonal communication there are many theories that are similar yet different in many ways. The theories can be combined to describe people and how those people interact and communicate with each other. Many of these theories help explain how people in society form impressions of others, how they maintain these impressions, why people interact with certain people in society, and how people will use these impressions that they have formed later on in life. These theories also help people to better understand themselves, to better understand interpersonal communication, and to better understand people in general....   [tags: essays research papers] 1380 words
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Hume - Hume on Human Being and Human Knowledge Hume is an empiricist and a skeptic. He develops a philosophy that is generally approached in a manner as that of a scientist and therefore he thinks that he can come up with a law for human understanding. Hume investigates the understanding as an empiricist to try and understand the origins of human ideas. Empiricism is the notion that all knowledge comes from experience. Skepticism is the practice of not believing things in nature a priori, but instead investigating things to discover what is really true....   [tags: essays research papers] 807 words
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark Miss Brodie fails to be a good teacher because she teaches on her own accord, gives her students wrong impressions, and displays unprofessional behavior towards her staff and pupils. As a schoolteacher in Edinburgh during the 1930’s there were many rules and regulations that teachers had to adhere to in order to successfully feed the minds of their young pupils. Schoolteachers had more of a responsibility during this period than today because school was the only source of information and education that people could receive....   [tags: Education Educating School Teacher Essays] 1194 words
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Exploring the Theme of Pride and Prejudice - How does Jane Austen explore the theme of Pride and Prejudice in the novel. The original title of Jane Austen's novel, "Pride and Prejudice" was "First impressions". From this title it is clear that Jane Austen wanted to convey to the reader the importance of first impressions and how we form them so quickly. Other themes of the novel include pride, prejudice, conceit and vanity. Most people have these feelings or opinions without even realising it. Pride is a feeling of satisfaction that you have done well, however, it can also mean that you feel better than others....   [tags: English Literature] 2641 words
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Pride and Prejudice - Pride and Prejudice The novel Pride and Prejudice written by Jane Austen was originally to be called First Impressions. Hence the ultimate aim of this essay is to identify how successful this novel is in giving ‘First Impressions’ of the characters. The focus of this essay is on the opening chapters of the novel as this is where we are first introduced to the characters. ‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.’ This is one of Austen’s famous quotes and sums up the main theme of the novel; that in the time this novel was written all men with a good wage are eligible bachelors in finding a woman to marry....   [tags: English Literature] 3876 words
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Austen's Use of the Character of Mr Collins in Pride and Prejudice - Austen's Use of the Character of Mr Collins in Pride and Prejudice Works Cited Missing Jane Austen portrays the characters in many different ways. There is a wide range of backgrounds and personalities of the people within the novel and also a wide range of character development. The use of flat characters in Pride and Prejudice is mainly to show consequences of having a flat, undeveloped personality such as leading a dull and boring life, being miserable throughout marriage, not getting what is desired from life, and being a social outcast....   [tags: Papers] 1409 words
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