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The Constitution vs. Early Philosophers

- The Constitution vs. Early Philosophers We all know that our Declaration was written to let us know what was happening in our world. It specifically showed us what actions Britain did to us and reassures the people of the United States that these incidents will no longer happen in our country. As our forefathers sat down to write this paper, they kept in mind the good of the nation and knew that we would look upon these words they wrote, forever in the future. But have you ever wondered what a person from the past might think of our Declaration of Independence....   [tags: Papers]

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History of Europe

- In the 15th century through the 17th century there were many changes happening in Europe. Europe’s debut began with discovering new territories, empires, and trade routes while encountering unaccustomed goods and appealing information. People were intrigued by new developments not only in other groups and cultures but also in exploration, technology, goods, information on religion and other governments. Others, such as church leaders, weren’t fond of the new ideas and discoveries made by the philosophers of that particular time period....   [tags: Early Modern Era, Philosophers]

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Characteristics of the Effective Early Childhood Educator

- This essay examines the components that contribute to being an effective early childhood educator. Effective early childhood education has been shown to be an evolving and complex process, and is influenced by many factors. These factors include a deep understanding of the theories and philosophies of many pioneering and contemporary pedagogues, such as Piaget, Montessori and Vygotsky and studies emerging from Reggio Emilia in Italy. Researchers have found, that unless the educator is working in a specific theory based environment, for example, a Montessori school, or a school where Piagetian practice is implemented, the contemporary pedagogy will base lesson plans on a selection of these t...   [tags: Early Childhood Education, elementary education]

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Early Childhood Education : My Personal Statement

- Early childhood education types of educational approaches to teaching children. These approaches have been based on a teachers own beliefs and values. Also, the theories and philosophies of many theorists who have based their research on early childhood education. This essay will focus on the three aspects that I find important from my own early childhood education philosophy statement. These aspects are, inclusion in the early childhood education service, the impact of social interactions on a child’s learning, and the importance of providing a safe and stimulating environment for children....   [tags: Early childhood education, Educational psychology]

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Plato and Confucius

- Plato and Confucius There are thousands of credible philosophers for people to study today, therefore the choice of who to study becomes a burdening task. Each single one has amazing knowledge and insight that we could all learn something from. There are people who don’t call themselves philosophers but bring philosophical thought to us, and then there are those who dedicate their lives to the love of wisdom. Philosophers have existed for thousands of years, and as long as the sun comes up, there will be philosophers in the future....   [tags: Philosophers]

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The Most Influential Group of Philosophers

- In the course of human history, there have been many great, influential philosophers that have changed our view of this small planet and the universe around it. Perhaps the most influential group of philosophers came from ancient Greece. Many ideals and principles we use today come from three prominent philosophers named Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. These men will soon (not in their lifetimes) change the course of human history and the process of thought. Socrates was born in 469 B.C. to Sophacles, an Athenian stone crafter....   [tags: socrates, plato, aristotle]

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Children are Like Philosophers as They Develop

- Science is delving into the unknown, incorporating knowledge, curiosity, making new discoveries, observing and enquiring beyond and out of bounds. It has bonds with many subjects such as philosophy, math and English. Humans ask how, and science tries to answer why. Through observations of the natural world or experimentations in laboratories or even the classroom we are attempting to find something out. We are constantly learning new things everyday that changes our attitudes and beliefs about the world....   [tags: learning, childhood development,]

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Moral Reasoning by the Great Philosophers

- "Moral thought, then, seems to behave like all other kinds of thought. Progress through the moral levels and stages is characterized by increasing differentiation and increasing integration, and hence is the same kind of progress that scientific theory represents." Quoted by Mr. Kohlberg himself. Kohlberg developed a set of stages on what he thought how man develops morally. Lawrence Kohlberg's reasoning for the stages of moral development stemmed from Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget; who was one of the first to study systematically moral reasoning in children....   [tags: reasoning, moral, code, development, ]

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Great Philosophers and Lives Well Lived

- There have been many great philosophers throughout time. Socrates, Thomas Aquinas and Rene Descartes all lived during different times. This gave each of them different insights, which helped to create their philosophies and principles of their philosophies. Each philosopher also had a different means as to how they delivered their ideas and teachings. With so many differences the three had one thing in common: A love for wisdom, and the need to share it with others. Socrates was a great philosopher from Ancient Greece....   [tags: Socrates, Aquinas, Descartes]

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A Comparison of Classic and Contemporary Philosophers

- A Comparison of Classic And Contemporary Philosophers Why is it so important that young children in our society receive a good education. The answer to that question is very simple; because they are our future. The old saying “the youth of today are the leaders off tomorrow” holds more truth than many people realize. By giving children a good start at an early age we are only helping ourselves as well as the children. A good example of this is can be seen in our society. By the time a teacher in our society retires from his or her position their students will have made it out into the real world and taken jobs....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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How Greek Philosophers Affect our Learning Today

- ... The article is titled ‘Aristotle on Consciousness’. The excerpt really goes into depth on Aristotle’s views and beliefs in one’s conscious. According to the book, Aristotle believed that Consciousness played a big part in the minds of people in the early ages. The source is very credible because it comes from a critically acclaimed book called ‘Mind’. The specific page is page 751. This topic may be very interesting to include in the paper because it something that very much is in effect today....   [tags: ancient world history, Socrates, Aristotle]

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Philosophy: Living a Happy Life

- As one ponders on how to live a good life, many ideas come to mind. Whether this may be wealth, family, or beauty, the early philosopher’s theories need to be taken into consideration. Those early philosophers include Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and The Epicureans. These four committed their lives towards bettering life, and are the basis of most philosophical theories. It is evident that these four need to be read, understood, and discussed to better understand one’s life. They always pondered on the thought of how to have a perfect life and society....   [tags: Ancient Philosophers, Comparison, Theories]

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Niccolo Machiavelli

- According to legend, just before his death, Niccolo Machiavelli told his friends that had remained faithful to him up until the very end about a dream he had had. In his dream, he had seen a group of peasants, wretched and decrepit in appearance. He asked them who they were. They replied, ‘We are the saintly and the blessed; we are on our way to heaven.’ Then he saw a crowd of formally attired men, aristocratic and grim in appearance, speaking solemnly of important political matters. Again, he asked them who they were and where they were going....   [tags: Philosophers ]

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Elite Philosophers: John Locke, Niccolo Machiavelli, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

- In the early nineteenth century after the recession had nearly wiped out peoples hope in Europe, there emerged four elite philosophers who gave people something to believe in: John Locke, Niccolo Machiavelli, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. New perspectives on people and politics soon started to surface and arguments arose about what ideologies others had. It could be said that Locke saw Machiavelli to represent the interests of the monarch without any consent of the people because of how in Prince, he explained how a growing leader should rule through intimidation as that is the only way to maintain control compared to Locke who believed people are independent to make their own decisions....   [tags: capitalism, ideology, monarch]

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Early Emotional Child Development

- Introduction In this essay I am going to show my understanding of a child's early emotional development based on the psychoanalytical view of child development. I will show how emotional skills gained in the early years can be of a significant relevance to later life. I will show my understanding by illustrating it with the clinical material. Although I am focusing on the psychoanalytical approach to child development I believe that it is beneficial to present also some general background knowledge of child development....   [tags: emotional health, psychology, psychoanalysis]

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Is Virtue Sufficient for Happiness?

- IS VIRTUE SUFFICIENT FOR HAPPINESS. There is much debate over the right path to happiness in life dating back to early civilization in the Roman Empire. Majority of people believe that happiness can only be achieved by material things such as; wealth, political power, fancy cars and so forth, whereas others believe that striving for pleasure and success ultimately yields happiness. Liberal education tends to take a conceptual approach to teaching the importance of virtues, whereas vocational studies tend to have a more practical approach....   [tags: Philosophers, Seneca, Materialism]

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The Educational Value of Plato's Early Socratic Dialogues

- The Educational Value of Plato's Early Socratic Dialogues ABSTRACT: When contemplating the origins of philosophical paideia one is tempted to think of Socrates, perhaps because we feel that Socrates has been a philosophical educator to us all. But it is Plato and his literary genius that we have to thank as his dialogues preserve not just Socratic philosophy, but also the Socratic educational experience. Educators would do well to better understand Plato's pedagogical objectives in the Socratic dialogues so that we may appreciate and utilize them in our own educational endeavors, and so that we may adapt the Socratic experience to new interactive educational technologies....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]

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The Differences Between The And The Early Nineteenth Century

- In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, people began to represent the differences between the sexes in profoundly new ways. This essay will explain and evaluate their arguments. Focusing on Schiebinger’s arguments, as well as, Laqueur’s arguments, this time period had gone through numerous new changes in their period and what exactly came from it. Further readings such as Bridenthal, will help back up these arguments as well. This essay will also evaluate the new changes in this time period, including how women were involved in science....   [tags: Gender, Male, Sex, Sexual differentiation]

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Skepticism and the Philosophy of Language in Early Modern Thought

- Skepticism and the Philosophy of Language in Early Modern Thought ABSTRACT: This paper discusses the importance of skeptical arguments for the philosophy of language in early modern thought. It contrasts the rationalist conception of language and knowledge with that of philosophers who adopt some sort of skeptical position, maintaining that these philosophers end up by giving language a greater importance than rationalists. The criticism of the rationalists' appeal to natural light is examined, as well as skeptical arguments limiting knowledge such as the so-called 'maker's knowledge' argument....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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Existentialism In The Early 19th Century

- Existentialism in the Early 19th Century Major Themes Because of the diversity of positions associated with existentialism, the term is impossible to define precisely. Certain themes common to virtually all existentialist writers can, however, be identified. The term itself suggests one major theme: the stress on concrete individual existence and, consequently, on subjectivity, individual freedom, and choice. Moral Individualism Most philosophers since Plato have held that the highest ethical good is the same for everyone; insofar as one approaches moral perfection, one resembles other morally perfect individuals....   [tags: essays research papers]

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How Judges Should Properly Respond And Treat Criminal Attempts Within The Realm Of Early English Common Law

- The quandary of how judges should properly respond and treat criminal attempts within the realm of early English Common Law can be traced back to two philosophers, known as Plato and Henry of Bracton (Samaha, 2013). While they both had their influence on common law, each man had a dissimilar view of how criminal attempts should be treated. Plato believed that if a person had the intention to commit a crime that he or she should be treated as if the crime was completed regardless if they succeeded or not (Samaha, 2013)....   [tags: Criminal law, Crime, Law, Common law]

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The Connection Between Europe And The Early Anglo American Colonies

- Benjamin Franklin was a true citizen of the Atlantic World. Even though born and bred in the American colonies, he lived his life on a global scale. From speaking before Parliament to wooing the French court, to opening America’s first library; Franklin went everywhere and did everything. Just as Franklin influenced the world, the world influenced Franklin in return. However, just like the Atlantic world influenced the First American, it too had great impacts on America herself. The connection between Europe and the early Anglo-American colonies influenced how America’s political system formed, from its beginnings in the earliest colonies, to the evolution of America’s unique brand of politi...   [tags: United States Declaration of Independence]

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Development of Scientific Knowledge in Early Arab Cultures

- Question: What conditions were present in early Arab society that contributed to the rapid development of scientific knowledge in the region. Arab development of Greek scientific thinking has forever benefited our understanding of the field of science. Arab thinkers such as Ibn Rushd (Averroes) and Ibn Sīnā (Avicenna) have contributed to scientific thinking on a level that is generally undervalued. Influential scientists and philosophers that have come from Arab culture can trace their lineage back to the early days of Arab-Islamic science....   [tags: Arab Scientific Thinking]

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My Early Discipleship And Development Of The Christian Worldview

- INTRODUCTION My early discipleship and development of the Christian worldview took place in the underground evangelical church in the Soviet Union, a culture that was hostile to any expression of faith. By growing up in that culture and watching how Christians were marginalized by a broader atheistic community, I ended up having a very negative view of the surrounding world. Back then, I believed that we as Christians were called to protect the Gospel and preserve our values from being dissolved by the surrounding culture....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, God, Old Testament]

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Perspectives on Three Types of Election

- Three Views on Election Table of Contents Election Overview 3 Conditional Election 4 Overview 4 Conditional Election and Fatalism 4 Conditional Election and Semi-Pelagianism 5 James Arminius and John Wesley 6 Unconditional Election 8 Overview 8 Double Unconditional Election 8 Gottschalk of Orbais 8 Ulrich Zwingli 9 Martin Luther 9 John Calvin 10 Single Unconditional Election 10 Augustine 10 Thomas Aquinas 12 Conclusion 13 Election Overview Gregory A. Boyd & Paul R. Eddy, in their book across the spectrum, pose a scenario: “While driving drunk, a person hits and kills a little girl....   [tags: Famous Theologians, Early Christianity]

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Early African Societies

- The beginning of time has always played a major role in history. The beginning of time explains the reasons for each and every creature, plant, and unexplainable phenomena that have occurred on this earth. Chapter one of World History: A Topical Approach primarily explains to the reader the different arguments that people believe are true. There are many claims that scientist have found to be very true, but then there are others who believe in a phenomenon quite different. Some scientists date the beginning of existence as far as twenty billion years ago, but there are others who believe that the world is really not that old....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Early and Mid 19th Century Thought

- Early and Mid 19th Century Thought Throughout history, there have been many isms that had come and gone. Many things have come out of these so-called "isms." Romanticism began in the closing decades of the eighteenth century. It practically dominated European cultural life in most of the first half of the nineteenth century. Poets such as Shelley, Wordsworth, Keats, and Byron were all exponents of romanticism. This was expressed in many different ways such as Writing, art and music. Victor Hugo, A.W., Friedrich Schlegel, Schiller and Schelling all expressed their thoughts of romanticism through writing....   [tags: Papers]

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Philosphers and Theories

- Two Great Philosophers and their Principal Theories Sigmund Schlomo Freud was an Austrian neurologist born on May 06, 1856. Freud is know as the father of psychoanalysis, his theories of the unconscious mind and repression. Freud created the clinical method of psychoanalysis to investigate and treat psychopathology. Freud understood the workings of the human brain. He was intrigued by it, I believe that was one of the reasons he was a neurologist. Freud came from a poor family of eight children and he was favored over his other siblings the most....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Fredric Nietzsche]

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The Church 's Attitudes Towards Science During The Early Modern Period

- The change in the Church’s attitudes towards science during the early modern period shows that there was a scientific revolution as the findings were significant enough to make the church fearful. Prior to the scientific revolution the church had been supportive of science; Christianising ancient thinkers like Galan and Hypocrites, as they preached ideas that supported views of the church; Galan spoke widely of the importance of restraint to find balance in the body. As the church moved into the early modern period, it began to view many scientists as heretics working against the will of God, despite the dedication of many of the scientists to the church....   [tags: Science, Scientific method, History of science]

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Comparing The Moral Virtues of Antony and Julian the Apostate

- Roman emperor Julian the Apostate and Christian leader Antony both exhibited many qualities of character during their existence. Both of them led very distinctive lives although shared several ethical values. Book 25 of “The Later Roman Empire” and the book “Early Christian Lives” show concrete evidence of this. In the following essay, I will argue how both leaders’ lives were devoted to their religious beliefs and their mutual cardinal virtues. Regardless of the fact that Julian and Anthony did not practice the same religion, they both shared a particular devotion to their beliefs....   [tags: Roman History, Early Christian Lives]

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Aristotelian Rhetoric: Progression of Sophists' Nascent Teachings

- Scholars and historians of rhetoric consider the Greek philosopher, Aristotle, one of the great contributors to our present understanding of this art which, since its early origins and until present, has been a controversial field of study because of its association with persuasion and influence. However, readings of the many ancient and contemporary texts and analyses of the origins and the developments of this ancient art marginalized the role of the Sophists, who were the first to introduce rhetoric to Greece, and usually associated them with the bad reputation rhetoric has acquired over the years....   [tags: History, Greek Philosophers]

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Meaning of Chinese Proverbs and Idioms

- Chinese proverbs and idioms is basically telling a story of a person, family or person. There are some idioms that tell about a past event such as the phrase ‘cheng men li xue’, which mean that someone admire and respect their teacher. In the Song Dynasty, there was a Chinese Philosopher named Cheng Yi, he lived with his brother in the town of Luoyang. Cheng Yi had a student named Yangshi, and he lived in a different town. One day, Yanshi decided to go visit his teacher on a heavily storm day....   [tags: events, philosophers, story]

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Pico della Mirandola: A Great Philosopher

- A Great Philosopher Pico della Mirandola was an Italian Philosopher and a humanist. A lot of people would consider Pico della Mirandola an ideal man of the Italian Renaissance. Pico really helped the Renaissance, he made a huge impact on a lot of other philosophers, and a lot of other philosophers influenced him. Pico della Mirandola once stated,“Whatever seeds each man cultivates will grow to maturity and bear in him their own fruit. If they be vegetative, he will be like a plant.”(BrainyQuote)....   [tags: Italian philosopher and humanist]

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Themes in Ayn Rand's Anthem

- ... Their hair was golden as the sun; their hair flew in the wind, shining and wild, as if it defied men to restrain it. They threw seeds from their hand as if they deigned to fling a scornful gift, and the earth was a beggar under their feet” (Rand 25). and he can not stop thinking about her. Equality 7-2521 and Liberty 5-3000 establish a secret sign indicating their interest for each other. They eventually talk; Equality 7-2521 is pleased to discover the feeling is mutual. To talk or think about women is wrong....   [tags: woemn's equality, female philosophers]

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Evolution vs. Creation Science

- Adam Clayton Powell Jr. once stated, “There is no future for a people who deny their past” (Applewhite, Evans, III, and Frothingham 474). This statement has rung true for the world for centuries; the majority of individuals cannot fathom the concept of discovering how mankind came to be through scientific nature. By denying this truth, the world will not be able to develop. Evolution is verifiable in comparison to creation science because of the theories, evidence, and the increasing acceptance in today’s society....   [tags: greek philosophers, theories, ignorance]

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Nishida Kitarô's Studies of the Good and the Debate Concerning Universal Truth in Early Twentieth-C

- Nishida Kitarô's Studies of the Good and the Debate Concerning Universal Truth in Early Twentieth-Century Japan ABSTRACT: When Nishida Kitarô wrote Studies of the Good, he was a high school teacher in Kanazawa far from Tokyo, the center of Japanese scholarship. While he was praised for his intellectual effort, there was no substantive agreement about the content of his ideas. Critics disagreed with the way he conceived of reality and of truth as contained in reality. Taken together, I believe that the responses to Nishida's early work give us a window on the state of Japanese philosophy in the early twentieth century....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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Early American Literature Influenced by Religious Ideologies and Philosophies

- In the beginning times of American Literature, Puritan writers were prevalent which grew into the Age of Reason by way of scientists and philosophers, which eventually emerged into Romanticism and the Renaissance writers, which developed into Realism by the middle of 19th century. Throughout American Literature, religious ideologies and philosophies influenced the way that writers portrayed the time period, characters, feelings, and God. Through Puritan writers, literature is influenced by religious ideologies and philosophies....   [tags: American Literature]

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Career Biography of John Locke

- English philosopher, who founded the school of empiricism. Locke was born in the village of Wrington, Somerset, on August 29, 1632. He was educated at the University of Oxford and lectured on Greek, rhetoric, and moral philosophy at Oxford from 1661 to 1664. In 1667 Locke began his association with the English statesman Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st earl of Shaftesbury, to whom Locke was friend, adviser, and physician. Shaftesbury secured for Locke a series of minor government appointments. In 1669, in one of his official capacities, In 1675, after the liberal Shaftesbury lost is power, Locke went to France....   [tags: John Locke Philosophers Ethics Religion Essays]

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Philosophers Essay

- Philosopher’s Essay Thomas Hobbes- Thomas Hobbes was born on April 5, 1588 and died on December 4, 1679. He was born in Malmesburg, Wiltshire, England, but spent some time living in Paris. Hobbes’ idea of a social contract was absolute power; a single ruler would take control and keep society together. Leviathan was the book Hobbes wrote that reflected social contract. “No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear, and danger of violent death: and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.” This quote from Thomas Hobbes is saying that if we didn’t have any of these things the world would chaos....   [tags: Philosophers]

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Plutarch: A Greek Philosopher

- Plutarch was a historian from Chaeronea, which was a Greek area of Boetia and lived in the time of C.46-120. Plutarch is known in history for being a famous writer who started his studies somewhere around the age of twenty under Ammonius who was a Platonist philosopher in Athens. It is not known what Plutarch studied under his mentor Ammonius but it is thought that maybe Ammonius influenced Plutarch in his religious ways. Plutarch spent so much time in Athens that he became a Citizen of Athens, some even say he served as governor of Greece but this hasn’t been confirmed....   [tags: Theory, Writer]

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Philosophers in the World

- Philosophers in the World Philosophers are often thought of as hopelessly inept in the “real” world, the theoretical counterparts of the 90-pound weakling on the beach of the material world. Nothing could be more mistaken. As mentioned, Alexander the Great studied with Aristotle and then went on to conquer the world (well, the parts of the world the Greeks knew). Coincidence. Perhaps, but the extent to which other ancient figures were influenced by philosophy is far less ambiguous. To take the most obvious example, Socrates was committed to a life of social criticism and public debate, so much so that he was tried and executed by Athenian officials who felt threatened by his influence over...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophers Paperes]

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The Recordless: A Socrates Biography

- “The philosopher Socrates remains, as he was in his lifetime, an enigma, an instructable individual who, despite having written nothing, is considered one of the handful of philosophers who forever changed how philosophy itself was to be conceived”(Nails). A great philosopher named Socrates once changed the very way man perceived nature. Socrates was a man that lived life to its fullest, from being a foot soldier, or hoplite, to freelancing around the town hall barefoot and smelly. Socrates, because he never wrote or recorded anything, is only known today from non-primary sources, and the majority of what we know is only from the second half of his life....   [tags: Greek phylosophers, ]

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Philosophy is Learning Some of the Arts to Philosophers are Useless

- In the dialogue Lovers, Socrates is philosophizing with an intellectual and an athlete. In the dialogue there is a transition from in which the intellectual states philosophy is learning some of the arts to Socrates concluding philosophers are useless. The significance of this passage is that Socrates is able to distinguish the even though the intellectual is well spoken and seems to know what he is discussing his statements are controversial. This part of the discussion is between the intellectual and Socrates and transitions and is focused around this statement that the intellectual makes: “These would be the noblest of things that can be learned, and the fitting ones, from which one mig...   [tags: socrcates, philosophy, philosophers]

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Philosophers and Capital Punishment: James, Ayer, and Strawson

-      Capital punishment is a very touchy subject for most. Do you believe someone should have their life taken from them for doing a wrong act. Is it moral or not. I’m going to explain to you how I feel the three philosophers, James, Ayer, and Strawson, would view capital punishment. For James, emotions play an important role in decision making. James believes your emotions are what set you apart from other people. No one is going to have the exact same views as you, which makes you unique. “Moral questions immediately present themselves as questions whose solution cannot wait for a sensible proof” (James, 117)....   [tags: Philosophers and Capital Punishment]

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John Locke: Illuminating Path to Life, Liberty, and Property

- ... Due to the fact that he was a member of the Shaftesbury household, he was enriched by the ideas of government and politics, which lead him to develop his ideas on freedom and the power of the people (Uzgalis). Locke portrayed these ideas when writing Two Treatises of Civil Government and An Essay Concerning Human Understanding in the early 1680s; however, it was not published until 1690 due to the political unrest that England was facing at the time. During his final years, he worked as the chief of trade and plantations, while still writing countless numbers of works that were directed to answering the difficulties faced by the government....   [tags: notorious philosphers]

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Thoreau as Natural Scientist

- Thoreau as Natural Scientist Henry Thoreau’s relationship to nature underwent many changes throughout the course of his life. He especially made a much discussed shift from Emersonian Transcendentalism, to scientific data collection. Thoreau followed varied paths on his quest to understand the world in which he lived. As he grew older he managed to amass a huge collection of information about the plants and animals in the Concord region of Massachusetts. But his greatest contribution to the world is not his scientific research; rather it is the example of respect and thoughtfulness with which he approached nature....   [tags: Henry Thoreau Philosophers Essays]

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Skepticism

- Skepticism Skepticism is the Western philosophical tradition that maintains that human beings can never arrive at any kind of certain knowledge. Originating in Greece in the middle of the fourth century BC, skepticism and its derivatives are based on the following principles: There is no such thing as certainty in human knowledge. All human knowledge is only probably true, that is, true most of the time, or not true. Several non-Western cultures have skeptical traditions, particularly Buddhist philosophy, but properly speaking, skepticism refers only to a Greek philosophical tradition and its Greek, Roman, and European derivatives....   [tags: Skeptic philosophy philosophers]

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John Ghazali And Averroes ' Conceptions Of Divine Knowledge

- 1. al-Ghazali and Averroës’ conceptions of divine knowledge differ in significant ways. So much so that Averroës considered it appropriate to compose a document naming al-Ghazali’s thoughts as incoherent. Their concepts of causality led each to hold differing views of God. For al-Ghazali, God is the first cause from which all creation necessitates according to His will. al-Ghazali asserts that God created the world out of nothing, creatio ex nihilo, and that God is the agent of true action. He argues that the world is not eternal, but created....   [tags: Metaphysics, Philosophy, Early Islamic philosophy]

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Is Modern Culture Ruining Childhood?

- ... Schools were treated as a storehouse, used to put the necessary information in the children's' heads. In the USSR, people were strongly controlled by state and they had no opportunity to choose what to do and where to live. This ugly paternalism was also formed in schools. To my mind, education is a first important factor, which has changed childhood due to the development of social mobility and creating new opportunities for children to form their future (Mickenberg, p.110). Second thing that was very important in the family relations in the 20th century was the change of the women social role....   [tags: phylosophers, historians, development]

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Ibn Rushd An Ismalic Philosopher

- Abu Al-Walid Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ibn Rushd, known in Latin as Averroes, was one of the most influential Islamic philosophers and scientist. He lived in a time where Philosophy was not celebrated in the Islamic world, and philosophers were regarded as unbelievers. He, however, revived the Aristotelian philosophy stressing that it has no conflict with the belief in God, and that was the theme he used throughout his writings. He integrated religion and philosophy challenging the anti-philosophical view of the Muslim scholars at that point....   [tags: averroes, spain, existence of God]

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Aristotle Was A Great Philosopher

- Aristotle was a great Greek philosopher that was born 384 B.C.E. on the Macedonian peninsula in Norther Greece and died 322 B.C.E. in Chalcis, Euboea. He was the apprentice of Plato and the mentor to Alexander the Great. He is regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of all time just like his mentor and his mentor before him. Aristotle had many great accomplishments through his life such as building the lyceum and writing many great books like The Organon, The Metaphysics, and Nicomachean Ethics....   [tags: Aristotle, Plato, Virtue, Alexander the Great]

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Confucius, the Historical Philosopher

- Throughout history, there have been historical figures that have changed the way we think in the world. These people are called philosophers. Philosophers are people who view the world in a different way with theories and questions in ethics and logic. They do not see the world as just black and white; they are the ones that discover color in between. They find a deeper meaning to what black and white really is. Although, it may seem like something so simple to the average person, a philosopher would see it is another world of hidden meanings....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Philosopher Justin Martyr

- The philosopher Justin Martyr is considered as one of the most influential public figures in early Christianity. He was a staunch proponent for “faith” and “reason”. The roles of Justin can be summed up as witness, lover of Christ and defender for Christians. This research will observe his argumentations concerning Christianity, his apologetics, and the impact on past and present Christian history. Justin’s Life Justin Martyr, was an early Christian apologist. Born of pagan parents of Flavia Neapolis (in modern- day Israel) around 100 C.E....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Logos, Plato]

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Machiavelli: The Realistic Philosopher

- Niccolo Machiavelli was an Italian diplomat in the early 16th century. While in exile, Machiavelli spent most of his time educating himself in Roman history and writing political treatise. In this time, he wrote a letter to Lorenzo de Medici in hopes of perishing his exile and gaining approval from the Medici family. This message was interpreted as a guide to becoming a successful ruler. Machiavelli’s The Prince discusses the way of life a prince should live in order to maintain power. He believed that giving the Medici family an idea of how to gain and keep complete authority would be very useful in affecting the politics in Italy of the age....   [tags: italian diplomat, strong ruler]

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Rene Descartes: French Mathematician and Philosopher

- ... 9). Faced with the fact that he is capable of doubt, Descartes hypothesized that he is imperfect and since there is an order to the world and perfection outside of human existence, this is proof of an all-powerful perfect being, God. This six part essay, translated from French to English many times in its time since the 17th century, serves to preface many of the more scientific based works of Descartes (Kraus & Hunt, 2007). Descartes asks the hard questions in the reality of human existence in this most vital portion of the Discourse....   [tags: father of modern philosophy]

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The Problem Of Early Childhood Education

- Lack of Child Care Statement of the problem Early childhood education has been taken seriously for many years in the New York city. It has been a centre of discussion recently by the media. In the past there have been policies that government put in place that required high quality education for the young children. Despite its importance, early childhood education is still seen to be away of supporting those parents who are at work. Recently there have been a debate concerning the provision of early childhood education ("Exposure and Use of Mobile Media Devices by Young Children", 2015)....   [tags: Early childhood education, Childhood]

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The Early Childhood Development Of Children

- “One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world”, the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai, once told at the United Nations. This represents how education is fundamental in shaping society. However, education is still not accessible to the large mass of society in many countries. Mongolia is one of the countries where particularly early childhood education is limited and insufficient. The early childhood education is important in development of children and to provide them with this, is one of the responsibilities of government....   [tags: Early childhood education, Kindergarten]

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Lack Of Early Childhood Education

- The lack of early childhood education in the Hispanic community is a colossal social injustice. Early childhood education resources, including head starts, preschool programs, and high-quality childcare are difficult to find and become a part of in Hispanic communities. This social injustice affects individuals (micro level), Families (mezzo level), and the Hispanic Society of America (macro level). Due to the ample economic growth of the Hispanic population the United States has begun looking more seriously into early childhood education....   [tags: Education, Early childhood education]

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The NYS Early Learning Guidelines

- ... I would have it as part of my daily lesson plan. The first indicator under the Alphabetic Principle is children should be able to recite all the letter of the alphabet. One way I would teach children the alphabet is by singing the alphabet song. Children first hear this song as infants. At the begin of infancy we are already starting to teach children letters. I would use the song as part of a daily routine so children can practice reciting the alphabet. As I sing the song with the children I would point to the letters on the Alphabet chart....   [tags: early childhood eduaction]

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The Education Of Early Childhood Education

- Most of the work educators attempts to do in any program are necessary constitutes that may help determine the usefulness of the program and the number of benefits for the children and their families. Besides having knowledge about child development, educators need to use a curriculum designed for the active learning environment. Each document came out under professional educators, and each one has its own interest for any program. Every document directs early learning environments for children from zero to eight years old....   [tags: Early childhood education, Childhood, Education]

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Technology And The Early Childhood Classroom

- When most people think of an early childhood classroom they think of children roaming around and all around them toys, lots and lots of toys. (repetitive, and confusing to read) Many families may ask, “What is my child learning?” or “Don’t you do anything but play?” What these families don’t realize is that playing is a key factor in learning. In order to compromise with families that want more academia in early childhood classrooms, many teachers have begrudgingly introduced toys that include technology into their classrooms....   [tags: Early childhood education, Childhood, Play]

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Becoming An Early Childhood Educator

- Just like Rawlings had once said, “I am able to make a significant impact on the lives of children and families that use this setting” (128). This can be true for those who have the passion and want to change lives, but how does someone change a life on another human being. Does it start from becoming a fireman, a policeman, or even a doctor. These are all great ways to change a life, but this writer is going to talk about how becoming an Early Childhood Educator can change the life of a child. Working with children at a young age can be a great challenge, but having the feeling of success makes all the difficulties disappear....   [tags: Early childhood education, Education, Childhood]

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Development Of Early Childhood Education

- Children are naturally curious human beings. Children’s preschool years are essential to their social emotional and cognitive developmental skills. When children begin with preschool, they should be exposed to a variety of activities. In developing my curriculum, I would like to mold young children to become great achievers. My curriculum name is LA Mona. I will base LA Mona curriculum with High Scope, Project Approach and Montessori. Children in Preschools or Head Start programs who use this curriculum, will developed skill on which their future education will be built....   [tags: Early childhood education, Education, Learning]

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The Social And Emotional Foundations For Early Learning

- (1) The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning, or CSEFEL, is a training model designed to provide teachers with curricula and skills to promote social-emotional learning in their preschool classrooms in order to prevent challenging behaviors (CSEFEL, n.d.). I interviewed Dr. Mary Louise Hemmeter, who is the principle investigator at CSEFEL at Vanderbilt University. This center works with child care programs, preschools, and Head Start programs to prepare children for the transition into kindergarten, where self-regulatory and social-emotional skills are necessary (Hemmeter, Ostrosky, & Fox, 2006)....   [tags: Early childhood education, Kindergarten]

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Children Are Cute And Early Childhood Education

- ‘Children are cute’ is one of the dominant constructions of children which has significantly influence the practices in early childhood education as well as the public attitude towards children. When the concept of ‘cute’ is embedded in the education and care, early childhood policy and curriculum can be questionable that require re-examine. Such as strict children’s knowledge in certain topics with the reason of they are too innocent to be involved or their voices are very likely to be ignored as they too cute to be respected....   [tags: Childhood, Early childhood education]

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Early Childhood Education Programs Are Effective

- Preschool today hasn’t become just a place where parents drop their children in childcare while they’re at work, parents now are expecting more from the individuals they entrust their child’s life. Preschool if taught by untrained teachers offering poor quality childcare can harmful to the development of a young child. It is where children begin to learn the basics and necessities to perform if not succeed in life as well as school. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, early childhood education can be defined as high-quality programs geared towards children from birth to age 8....   [tags: Early childhood education, Education]

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Professional Development in Early Childhood Education

- The first few years of a young child’s life, from birth to four years old, are very critical to his/her overall development, due to most of the time, teacher professionals are individuals who play the key and an active role in their early childhood development are teacher professionals who have a passion and a genuine desire to help them learn, grow and succeed in their education. These are just a few roles that early childhood educators plays in the field of early childhood education for working with young children in their early childhood years of life, which the requirements, most of the time, are to have both a formal education and passing teacher-certification score....   [tags: Early Childhood Education]

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Children 's Early Childhood Education

- As a future early childhood education teacher, it is hard not to be concerned about children falling behind so young and then staying behind. Many of the children that are falling behind are from a disadvantaged family. More times than not the low-income children are attending a school that is very few resources to help them learn and explore. “Research finds that children’s early language development, understanding of math concepts, and social-emotional stability at age five not only predict how well they will do in school, but also largely determine their adult learning” (O’Leary, 2014)....   [tags: Early childhood education, Kindergarten]

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How Anaxagoras Played An Ancient Greek Philosopher

- Anaxagoras was an ancient Greek Philosopher, in His early stages of life he settled in Clazomenae , Ionia. He was blessed with the infatuated of knowledge and the support of a wealthy family nothing was known much of His early life , however he did realize the love of science. He was the concept of philosophy to the Athenians. As well as , he was also involved of the predictions of how the moon phases worked Anaxagoras was a very perspicacious man and did incredible things. Anaxagoras played a huge role in scientific and cultural developments....   [tags: Earth, Sun, Moon, Astronomy in medieval Islam]

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Early Childhood Education And Care Services

- Historically the early childhood sector within Australia, including childcare services such as family day care, kindergarten and pre-school services, has been fragmented, with little consistency across the various states and territories (Elliott, 2006). Due to the lack of a clear federal or state based framework regulating staff qualifications, and the lack of consistency in approaches to curricula and programming (Elliott, 2006), each state became responsible for the development of its own curricula framework (Lee, 2007)....   [tags: Early childhood education, Education, Teacher]

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Early Education Programs : Recommendations And Cautions For Community Developers

- Barnett, W. S., & Ackerman, D. J. (2006). Costs, benefits, and long-term effects of early care and education programs: Recommendations and cautions for community developers. Community Development, 37(2), 86-100. Barnett and Ackerman (2006) focus on participation in early education programs and its effects on child development. Barnett as the Director of the National Institute for Early Education claims that there is a wide variation in the effectiveness of early education. The paper first addresses the short-term benefits of early childhood education....   [tags: Early childhood education, Kindergarten]

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Jaques Ellul: An Influencial Philosopher

- Jacques Ellul is one of the most influential philosophers who observed propaganda from an altered viewpoint. Ellul believes that technology is governing man’s purpose. Mass media continually modernizes and updates, therefore it knows exactly how to target people’s interests. Ellul emphasizes a few different types of propaganda in Chapter 3 of his book “Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes.” He believes that propaganda is founded on more than one part of science and that it changes with science, shares its achievements, and realizes its flaws....   [tags: Influencial Philosopher, Propaganda]

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Common Core State Standards And Early Childhood Literacy

- Common Core State Standards and Early Childhood Literacy (Kindergarten) Name Institution   Common Core State Standards and Early Childhood Literacy (Kindergarten) Numerous authors discuss the impact and effects of the Common Core State Standards and Early Childhood Literacy (Kindergarten) in depth. Bailey (2013) and Machado (2016) argue that the implementation of the standards will influence the lives of parents, teachers, and children significantly. According to Bailey (2013), the existing discussions of the CCSS impact on classroom activity, and most importantly child outcomes, and depict the concerns connected to the standards....   [tags: Early childhood education, Childhood]

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Socio-cultural Issues in Early Childhood in the Case for Obesity

- Table of Contents Introduction 3 A. Topic Definition: Obesity 3 B. Theory in Infant and Child Development 3-5 C. Related Issues with Obesity 5-6 D. How This Issue Relates to the UAE Culture and Its Context 6 Conclusion 7 Bibliography Introduction This research paper is about the socio-cultural issues in early childhood for the case of obesity. The main aim of the discussion is to explore and raise awareness on several developmental theories found with obese patients. Wherein, the early developmental experience of an adult obese patient, while he or she was a baby may highly contribute to present life decisions, on how to use the body and particular eating habits, which can be seen...   [tags: Feeding Practices, Early Treatment]

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Importance of Philosophers

- Importance of Philosophers Philosophers are known for the expression of their thoughts and this makes life enjoyable for numerous people in the world. Philosophers are generally referred das thinkers who search for the hidden meanings of hidden things and finally nurture the agenda using a systematic approach of views. Philosophers recognize the fragility of the society people stays and still contribute their thoughts and share with the rest of the world. They use their experiences to provide lessons for the whole world and try to save other vulnerable people from world immoralities (Marquez, 2011)....   [tags: Thoughts, Thinkers, World History]

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The Worldly Philosophers

- The book “The worldly philosophers” is an analysis of great minds’ contributions to the field of economics with a broader view of crucial economic aspects that include political and social factors. In that respect, this analysis summarizes the author’s view of what economics comprise of in light of their analysis of different economists’ contributions. Further, the analysis explains the author’s view on the subject of comparative advantage citing the book’s strengths and weaknesses as well as the author’s position on the subject....   [tags: Authors' View Summary]

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The Early Modern Era Of Western Europe

- The early modern era in Western Europe was a dangerous place for women with the rise of so called “witches” populating towns and country sides. With the peak of these witch trials happening between 1560 and 1640 in England (the making of the west 499). This caused the people of Europe to live in fear of the devil and his counterparts on earth. Over 80 percent of victims of these witch trials were women and thousands upon thousands of trials taking place all across Europe and the North American Colonies at the time as well (motw 500)....   [tags: Witchcraft, Witch-hunt, Early modern period]

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Critical Perspectives And Implications Of The Untrained Early Childhood Worker

- 5.2 Critical Insights and Implications for the Untrained Early Childhood Worker. Gaps appear in research literature specific to the impact of the introduction of legislation regarding the mandatory accreditation of all early childhood workers’ in Australia. The perceived benefits for, and implications of, mandatory accreditation for untrained early childhood workers already employed in the sector. The impact on their personal and professional lives, and what benefits they may gain as a result of having enrolled in a relevant TAFE accredited early childhood course, does not appear to have been thoroughly investigated or discussed....   [tags: Early childhood education, Childhood, Child]

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Early Intervention is Crucial in Treating Autism Spectrum Disorder

- “Your child has autism spectrum disorder” are words no parent wants to hear. They are words that will instill fear, worry, and sadness. When parents hear this for the first time, they will have many questions. “Is there anything I can do to help my child. If so, what can be done?” Early intervention services; such as applied behavior analysis therapy, occupational therapy, sensory integration therapy, and speech therapy before the age of three; can help improve the development of children with autism spectrum disorder....   [tags: autism, early intervention, speech therapy]

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Check-up time! Early Detection of Serious Illnesses

- Every day working as a nurse at Kaiser Permanente, I have helped numerous of our members on their annual physical exam. How about you. Have you had your annual health check-up this year. Did you really do it. If you have a check-up one every year, do you actually know if it is completed. Do you understand the screening tests and examinations you have done. Most of you will answer “no” to at least one of these questions. What is a comprehensive annual physical exam. A comprehensive physical exam is a once-a-year routine screening being done for a general health check even if you feel healthy....   [tags: regular physical exam, early diagnosis]

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