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Power Relations Exposed in Truth and Power

- Power Relations Exposed in Truth and Power In "Truth and Power" Michel Foucault revisits the major theoretical trends and questions of his career. He is a thinker who knows no bounds of subject or field. His ideas stretch from literature to science, from psychology to labor. He deals in a currency that is accepted everywhere: truth and power. Foucault spends much of his career tracing the threads of truth and power as they intertwine with the history of human experience. He especially loves to study asylums and prisons because they are close to an encapsulated power structure....   [tags: Truth and Power Essays]

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The Roles of Power and Truth

- Power and truth play different but equal roles in maintaining control in a nation. Modern societies create regimes of truth that are enforced by power structures such as government, discipline and laws. When it comes to power, the government, queen or dictator is in charge. They tell their citizens what the main expectations are and how to abide by them. Nevertheless, the government should uphold fairness and not abuse its power unless it is necessary. Power is something that is earned; it is not something that is granted by default....   [tags: modern societies, government, laws]

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The Truth Behind The Abuse Of Power And Authority

- In this reflection will uncover the truth behind the abuse of power and authority in the government sector. This paper will examine in depth the procs and cons of working in a female oppose to a male dominated work environment. Lastly, briefly touch on discrimination based on race/ ethnicity that continue to effect many minorities. Also, I will be discussing the working dynamics of one of my closest friends because I’m currently unemployed. My friend currently works for the federal government. She works for General Services Administration as a procurement technician at the Hawaii Field Office....   [tags: Leadership, Employment, Boss, Male]

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What Power Can Do For Happiness And Truth

- What Power can do to Happiness and Truth A Brave New World, a place where governmental control is acknowledged and in the end results in the failure of the society. It is a world created which is intensely interested in the powers and the limits of technology. A society where everything is under control, being observed, and synthetic. Essentially manufactured, the people of the society are test tube subjects before helping them fit a certain social needs and interests. These people 's lives revolve around their community, their existence, and security; never their individual happiness....   [tags: Brave New World, The World State, Person, Emotion]

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Mantaining Control in a Nation

- Power and truth play different but equal roles in maintaining control in a nation. Modern societies create regimes of truth that are enforced by power structures such as government, discipline and laws. When it comes to power, the government, queen or dictator is in charge. They tell their citizens what the main expectations are and how to abide by them. Nevertheless, the government should uphold fairness and not abuse its power unless it is necessary. Power is something that is earned; it is not something that is granted by default....   [tags: power and truth, modern societies]

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Power, Discourse and Post Modernism

- . Power, discourse and post modernism are key to cultural studies due to the fact that they create and construct cultural and social realities, as well as they construct and produce the identities of the subjects within these realities. Power and discourse dictate what is possible and what is not as well as they endeavour to restrict the movement of individual agents by making them adhere to norms and standards this directly contradicts discourses pertaining to freedom. When regarding this as a certain truth within reality one must question whether individuals are merely subjects of power and discourse, or whether they are agents of it, as well as whether individuals can empower themselves w...   [tags: Cultural, Truth]

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Truth Is Not Deeply Normative Or Good

- In chapter 7 of his book, Lynch addresses various opposing viewpoints that are centered on the idea that truth is a type of fiction and does not really exist. He immediately goes on to defend the existence of truth with claims that philosophers seldom deny the existence of truth and that the question “What is truth?” is simply pointless because truth “has no nature that needs explaining.” The Nietzchean view of truth is based on the belief that truth is not deeply normative or good. Lynch points out the flaw of this theory in that it hints at the unsatisfying logic “truth is worth caring about therefore the pursuit of truth must be blind relative to other things.” As a counterclaim, Lynch be...   [tags: Truth, Theory, Belief, Reality]

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The Truth Value Is Not True

- But this still doesn’t entail knowledge. Knowledge requires truth, but the future’s truth value is undefined. The events in question have yet to occur, and thus whether or not they will occur is questionable. So, any one of these future events could be true or false. Thus, the truth value is undefined. If the truth value is undefined then the belief is not true. If it cannot be true then it cannot be knowledge. Instead, since we can be justified in our future beliefs, the most we can obtain is a justified belief....   [tags: Epistemology, Truth, Science, Belief]

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The Power Of Life Works

- Authority There are universal rules, and then, there are house rules. God sets the rules by which we live, move and have our being. We too set rules, but we must use our powers of persuasion to impose them on other living things. There is a subtle but important difference to take note of: God 's rule is Law, and Law is simply the way the creative power of Life works. Universal Law is not imposed upon us to make us work the way It does, or to make our life work out the way it should. The Laws of Life are self-enforcing....   [tags: Free will, Choice, Law, Truth]

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The Struggle For Complete Domination And Power

- The struggle for complete domination and power has been apparent in the past, most notably when Germany and Russia conflicted to maintain control in World War 2. In 1984, written by George Orwell, a totalitarian society seeks unlimited power by constantly monitoring it citizens. This monitoring was used to manipulate the minds and alter the thoughts of the people of Oceania. The population of Oceania is led to support ideas, which they do not truly believe. The lack of privacy and personal belief in citizens induces the idea of “doublethink”, where two contradictory ideas are both accepted....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Ministry of Truth]

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The Convenient Truth From Abraham Lincoln

- The Convenient Truth From Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama, all politicians have the same mindset. They all want to convince the public of their ideas and beliefs. These people are so good at what they do, they may convince citizens of beliefs they never thought they ever would. Most people will never understand how Germans could agree with what their own country was doing during World War 2, however, they never had the personal influence of Adolf Hitler. Not many people want to have King Jong-un as their leader, but the people in North Korea love him....   [tags: Global warming, An Inconvenient Truth]

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Power Source From Mean For Green

- Power source from mean to green by Jaime J Overview Since Ben Franklin in 1752 discovered the power grid, I call his lightning rod, and how he found how, if properly directed, the lightning, could ring the bells at the end of a line at the bottom of the rod. Since then we have been formulating alternative energy solutions. In 1878 the first Electric Co. was formed and in 1900 Nicholas Tesla patent electric transmit ion. Than in 1926 we got our selves a national grid and in 1936 the Hoover Dam began to transmit electricity, in 1966 the first tidal power station than 1972 we discovered a way to make electric power with a generator fueled by waste and now we have in 1980 the first sol...   [tags: Nuclear power]

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John Gibbons' Truth in Action

- John Gibbons' "Truth in Action" ABSTRACT: John Gibbons tries to show that the notion of similarities and differences between different cases of events reveals the relevance of relational properties, which are of causal relevance. Based on such considerations, Gibbons' main claim is that the truth value somebody assigns to his or her beliefs has causal power. This means that the deflationary theory of truth becomes false. The questions therefore are: (1) What are the similarities and differences between different cases....   [tags: John Gibbons Truth Action Essays]

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Locke's Theories of Truth Correspondence

- Monism vs. Dualism John Locke’s Essay on Human Understanding his primary thesis is our ideas come from experience, that the human mind from birth is a blank slate. (Tabula Rasa) Only experience leaves an impression in our brain. “External objects impinge on our senses,” which interpret ate our perceptions of various objects. The senses fill the mind with content. Nothing can exist in the mind that was not first experienced by the senses. Dualism resembles Locke’s theory that your mind cannot perceive something that the senses already have or they come in through the minds reflection on its own operation....   [tags: truth, locke, philosohpy, ]

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We Are Losing The Truth War

- People have this bizarre obsession with a denial of the obvious. There must be an alternative explanation for things. A point of view outside the mainstream — intriguing and mysterious as it is — conveys a feeling of meaning and importance. Who cares whether it makes no actual sense, as long as it excites our senses. This info-loaded age gives our imaginations license. With access to so much stuff, we can allege anything and make it sound convincing; even reasonable. This is what conspiracy theorists do....   [tags: Truth, Reality, Debut albums, Logic]

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Nuclear Power And Its Effects On The World

- Imagine for a moment that the world’s most adept minds came together and engineered a modus and a device that could produce an unfathomable amount of energy. What if this method not only outputted more energy than a mountain of coal, but it harnessed this energy utilizing the smallest forms of matter in the universe. What if this machine could propel behemoths crafted from steel while simultaneously leaving behind less of an impact on the ecosystem than crude oil. What if this process, after half a century of maturing, could lead mankind to obtaining the means of unlimited power....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission, Uranium]

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Freedom, Conscience, And Moral Truth

- Day to day interactions in our society and with one’s self exercises the two faculties, freedom and conscience to serve a wholesome and moral life. We are charged as Christians to seek a path to God through truths revealed through his Incarnate Word. As we try to understand the Church’s stance on freedom, conscience and moral truth, we are often called to make a choice between good and evil. To a greater extent this effects our own decision to walk closer with God. Our moral life must be the following of Christ....   [tags: Religion, Truth, God, Good and evil]

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Why Is The Pathway Of Truth Not Often Chosen?

- Why is the pathway to truth not often chosen. We grew up with a sense of curiosity, we want to know as much as possible. Do we stop and turn around once we discover our curiosity may cause pain and leave lasting scars. We stop and ask ourselves is this the right path for us. We ask ourselves is all this pain worth the reward of truth. The Wayfarer innocently chooses the path of truth and starts to experience how treacherous the struggle for truth will be; then he comes to accept the path he has chosen as the only option....   [tags: Knowledge, Truth, Experience, Understanding]

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Nuclear Power Plants Are The Best Form Of Reliable Energy

- Nuclear power plants have the unfortunate reputation of being one of the most dangerous forms of power source in the world after nuclear accidents, for example, the Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima accidents, altered the world’s point of view. Nuclear power plants are thermal power stations in which the heat from nuclear fission is used to generate steam; the steam then drives a steam turbine connected to an electric generator which produces electricity. The reason for the reputation is due to the fact that these nuclear reactors can become unstable....   [tags: Nuclear power, Chernobyl disaster, Coal]

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Death and the Maiden, and Power

- Death and the Maiden and Punishment are literatures that are about woman that have suffered in their life`s, but at the end they make choices that made them happy. These two literatures explain the power women can contribute through control. Paulina and Chandara are from two different countries and backgrounds, but very similar when it comes to completing a goal in their life`s they have to fulfill. Chandara and Paulina are two woman that seem weak at the beginning of the story and play, but as they set on a target they become strong and wise on the decisions they make....   [tags: power, control, character analysis]

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Research on the Power of Authority

- Judgment The mental operations which we have thus far described find the culmination of their development in the process which we know reasoning. This does not mean that reasoning is a totally new form of physical activity, to which the others subordinate. It means that in the process of reasoning the full implication and significance of these other conscious processes come clearly to light, while in it, they reach their completed evolution. Moreover, it does not mean that reasoning is a form of process which appears only after the other processes which we have studied, have been developed (Angell, J.R....   [tags: orders, power, obey]

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The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

- On April 26 , 1986 the explosion occurred at Unit 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (in Ukraine (then officially the Ukrainian SSR)) , which completely destroyed the reactor. It was a catastrophic nuclear accident. The accident is considered as the largest of its kind in the history of nuclear power , both on the estimated number of dead and injured people and economic damage. The staff had to test and check : whether the turbines will work out the necessary amount of a residual energy to fuel a special cooling system in case of a sudden power outage , and whether such a system withstand disruptions to an emergency power ....   [tags: Chernobyl disaster, Nuclear power]

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An Inconvenient Truth : A Science And Study Of The Interactions Of Living Things With One Another

- The term ecology can either refer to a branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings, or it can be seen as a political movement that seeks to protect the environment, especially from pollution. However, for the purposes of this paper, I will refer to ecology a science and the study of the interactions of living things with one another. According to Duncanson and many other American citizens, this science, as well as the other sciences regarding the environment cannot fully protect us when the Earth fights back....   [tags: Global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore]

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Truth in All the King's Men

- In America today, when the name of honor is often adulterated by glaring headlines proclaiming the guilt of an immoral politician or the fall of a disgraced executive, it is easy to forget that the country was founded for the pursuit of truth, for only in truth can people find real happiness. Thomas Jefferson famously included the pursuit happiness as an unalienable right in the Declaration of Independence, but in an intimate letter to William Roscoe, a British historian, Jefferson wrote, “This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind....   [tags: Literature]

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Power and Authority Shape Spoken Language

- Authority is ‘the power to require and receive submission (The Pocket English Dictionary); authority is used in many conversations every day and without authority power could not be exerted easily. Power, meaning ‘a position of control, authority or influence over others’ (The Pocket English Dictionary) and is usually used to gain control or influence. As well as everyday situations in many transcripts power and authority are shown by demonstrating different techniques, therefore I will scrutinise these and their uses in two transcripts....   [tags: Interviews, Power, Authority]

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The, Trust, And The Fabricated Truth

- Faith, Trust, and the Fabricated Truth Media can influence every aspect of the world, however, there is a limit: the media cannot skew evidence and fabricate lies without harming their power to influence their consumers. The truth behind these fabrications is almost always uncovered by the public in some way, shape or form. The truth is what can ultimately break a person or even a large conglomerate. In Ethan Watters’ article, The Mega-Marketing of Depression in Japan, the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline created a market for Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) in Japan by implementing media campaigns for shape the Japanese cultural definition of depression....   [tags: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor]

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Common Sense And Plain Truth

- During a time of great tribulations, each colonist would be forced to chose a side. Their options were either to fight for their rights and freedom or stay loyal to the royal monarchy of Britain. Both sides had support from people of great power. Two men by the names of Thomas Paine and James Chalmers wrote to defend their position and influence others to do the same with pamphlets titled Common Sense and Plain Truth, respectively. After reading, re-reading and analyzing both of the documents, it is clear that each hold debatable arguments, however, when pinned against each other and set side by side, Common Sense holds more power and influence, whereas Plain Truth highlights greater intel...   [tags: American Revolution, Thomas Paine, Logic]

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Angelina Grimke And Sojourner Truth

- Angelina Grimke and Sojourner Truth were both prominent American civil rights activists of the 19th century who focused on the abolition of slavery and women’s rights issues, respectively. While both of these women challenged the societal beliefs of the United States at the time regarding these civil rights issues, the rhetorical strategies used by each of these women to not only illustrate their respective arguments but also to raise social awareness of these issues was approached in very different fashions....   [tags: Black people, White people]

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Rumors, Conspiracy Theories, and Truth

- A rumor is a subject of propaganda whose veracity is not hurriedly or ever confirmed. It is an account of events that are of public concern and circulate from one person to another. The information circulating could be true or false. Rumors are the oldest form of media. Word of mouth was the only form of communication before the modern forms of communication were invented. With the new inventions, rumors have become even more specialized. However, there is little known about rumors, and it is a significant social phenomenon as it constitutes no man’s knowledge (Kapferer, 2011)....   [tags: propaganda, conspiracy theory]

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Truth, and The Maltese Falcon

- When sitting down with popcorn, soda and some jujubes to view the splendor of a film entitled “The Maltese Falcon”, it may quickly become apparent that the film really isn’t jujube material. More appropriate perhaps, is a scotch on the rocks. This film has something to say about humanity, and it isn’t all rainbows and jujubes. Director John Huston’s 1941 directorial debut takes the audience on a series of twists and turns that even the sharpest of minds could not foresee. Main character and ultimate cool guy Samuel Spade (Humprey Bogart) has an air about him that must be vigilantly followed from beginning to end....   [tags: Film Review]

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Muckrakers: Exposing the Truth

- During the Progressive Era Theodore Roosevelt coined the term “muckraker” to characterize journalists that he believed overdid themselves when researching a story, comparing them to someone stirring up the mud at the bottom of a pond. However, while Roosevelt created the nickname, he also used the muckrakers’ influence to directly appeal to the American people. Journalists who are considered muckrakers do not go too far in the pursuit of their stories because they are using their positions to expose the ills of the government, big business, and society; it is beneficial to the American people....   [tags: Informative, Argumentative]

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Truth in Shakespeare's Othello

- In Othello, Iago uses his fine reputation as an “honest man” and Othello’s insecurities to manipulate him and carry out his master plan of destroying Cassio, Othello, and Desdemona. Iago’s insight towards the other characters’ weaknesses enables him to let them know exactly what they want to hear, which helps him gain their trust. He plays upon the insecurities of others to maneuver them into carrying out the actions he needs done in order to fulfill his own desires. In looking at Othello, we will consider the Othello’s blind acceptance of “the truth” as it is presented to him and find that when we blindly take another’s “truth” and accept it as our own, we merely become tools utilized by th...   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism essays]

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The Truth Project: The Search of Truth

- Why do we believe what we believe. This question is rarely asked of anyone directly. We live in a culture where the “why” is superseded by the “what”. “What do you believe?” has always been a popular topic for discussion. However, when a believer is no longer faced with the ‘what’ and instead challenged by a ‘why,’ lines begin to blur and minds start to blank. What can we possibly offer in response and from where can we derive our answers. Isaiah 6 gives us the solution: we must gaze into the face of God....   [tags: culture, why, what, jounrey, exposes]

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Seeing the Truth in Sophocles´ Oedipus the King

- Throughout Oedipus the King, by Sophocles, there are many references to sight, blindness, and seeing the truth. Characters, such as Tiresias, are able to accurately predict what Oedipus’ fate will be through their power to see the truth in a situation. Oedipus maintains a pompous and arrogant personality throughout the play as he tries to keep control of the city of Thebes and prove the speculations about his fate as falsities. Ironically, although Tiresias is physically blind, he is able to correctly predict how Oedipus’ backstory will unfold, while other characters, such as Jocasta and Oedipus are oblivious to the truth even though they can physically see....   [tags: fate, sight, blindness, predict]

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The Politics of Truth an Essay by Michel Foucault

- In the essay “The Politics of Truth”, Michel Foucault examines what critique is. Foucault begins his explanation of critique by relating it to Immanuel Kant’s definition of enlightenment. In the essay “What is Enlightenment” Kant argues that society has developed an “immaturity” that relies on the direction of authority. Kant states “If I have a book to serve as my understanding, a pastor to serve as my conscience, a physician to determine my diet for me, and so on, I need to exert myself at all” (3)....   [tags: kant, enlightenment, philosophy]

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The Question of Amnesty: Balancing Truth and Justice

- Amnesties and the Views of Victims For many victims of violence, human rights advocates and many others affected by human rights violations, amnesties represent the basest of pragmatic accommodations with former despots, murderers, and torturers. At first thought, amnesties do not give the impression of working at the victim’s favor but for the benefit of political leaders, elites and the perpetrators themselves. When societies accept amnesty, victims assume a position of forgetting the past actions of military and political power for the concept of forgiveness....   [tags: Transitional Amnesty]

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Demystifying the Truth of ‘Heroes vs. Villains’

- David C. McCullough’s quotation: “History is not the story of heroes entirely. It is often the story of cruelty and injustice and shortsightedness. There are monsters, there is evil, there is betrayal.” contains a moral that I strongly agree with. This quotation can be interpreted differently depending on the reader. As for me, I believe that McCullough meant that truth is never fully revealed, and who the hero is; depends entirely on the reader. He also aims to shine a light on literatures completion of history....   [tags: perspective, details, history]

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The Regime Of Truth By David Stuart Hall

- On September 11, 2001 two commercial airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, and another plane crashed into the Pentagon. This day remains as one of the only times the United States was attacked on American soil. Along with the damage to the buildings and the city the aftermath of this attack has long surpassed the event. Families devastated because someone they loved and cared about were trapped in the rubble and never found or they got word that their loved one had been a victim of the attack....   [tags: Iraq War, United States, Al-Qaeda, George W. Bush]

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The Search For Truth in Into the Wild by John Krakauer

- Who is Christopher McCandless. McCandless was born February 12, 1968 in El Segundi, California. Later on, due to Walt McCandless', Christopher's father, success as an aerospace engineer "[Christopher] was raised in the comfortable upper middle class environs of Annandale, Virginia"(Krakauer 14). Similarly to many people today, Walt McCandless made injurious decisions; during the birth of Christopher and his sister, Carine, Walt was still married. In turn, this leaves them to be bastard children....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Nuclear Power And Its Effects On Our World

- “Where does our power come from?”, when asked, many people would not know the answer to this question. Some might say wind, water, or solar, but the main provider of America’s power are coal plants and nuclear reactors running to keep the lights on. Unfortunately, there is no free energy, it comes with a cost to the environment and its inhabitants. So when the choice arises to change the way humanity looks at our consumption of power, why chose the way we do things. Because the time has come for us as a country and the world to make the switch from the old to the new....   [tags: Nuclear power, Coal, Chernobyl disaster]

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The Power of the Imagination

- The imagination is an extremely powerful force. It has the power to create, to comfort, to ruin, and to destroy. It has any ability that is placed upon it, and can save a person from a terrible fate if used actively and in earnest. This largely overrated part of our most basic being can change everything we know about our lives, and substitute it with better alternatives for ourselves. As Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage has famously said, “I reject your reality and substitute it for my own.” In The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan, Neftalí uses his extremely vivid and potent imagination as a tool to escape from the harshness of the reality he finds himself in, creating a better revised edition in w...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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What Is Truth

- What is Truth. Four values above all are the key to ultimate happiness and contentment and are evident in the first paragraph of 'The Sound of Laughter';. Here it reads: 'My memory when I'm gone will be colorful, rich, full of happiness and light.…they will see a bright smiling picture with trickles of laughter in the background and the chirp of peace echoing throughout my aura.'; Here my value of optimism is shown through being vulnerable to having your heart filled with color, richness, and light....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Solzhenitsyn and Truth

- “In the struggle with falsehood art always did win and it always does win!” Alexander Solzhenitsyn, a Soviet dissident, espoused this philosophy to the Swedish Academy. He spoke of the power of art in combating the tyranny and lies of a corrupt government, and as a medium for evaluating society. He was at various times, a soldier in the Soviet army, a political prisoner of the Soviet state, a celebrity for his literary works, and an exile from all of Russia. His fiery philippic against Stalin landed him in prison for eight years; his account of prison life made him immensely popular during the de-Stalinization years of the early 1960’s, and he was deported for his most famous work, The Gula...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Truth About Lies in Nothing But the Truth

- "Nothing but the Truth" is a pun, really, to the theme of the book. In a court of law, the judge will make a witness swear on the bible that they will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Which is not always the case. People tell small lies, exaggerate, and often bend the truth, so to speak, and the end result is something far from the truth. This book is about honesty, or its lack thereof. Specifically, the theme is about how bending the truth can create more problems then just telling the truth would have been....   [tags: suspended, anthem, reporter]

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The Truth is in the Details

- When I received the assignment of comparing and contrasting the “Naturalist” to that of “Landscape and Narrative”, admittedly I was a bit dismayed at the idea of analyzing two writings I seemed to comprehend very little of. Upon reading them over and over, jotting down idea after idea, and crumpling up paper after paper, I came to the conclusion that I may or may not be over-thinking the assignment. My interpretation, though a bit underdeveloped, is this: Barry Lopez, in “The Naturalist” explains what it means to be a naturalist, the expectations a naturalist, and the modern naturalist’s ideology....   [tags: Comparative, The Naturalist]

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Nuclear Power Is An Invention Of Technology Created By Humanity

- Nuclear power has been envisioned as the future of humanity, yet on April 26th 1986, the Chernobyl power station illustrated to the world of the possible devastations of nuclear power. Radioactive clouds spread across neighboring countries like Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, and ruined nearby forestry, bodies of water, and wildlife living amongst now contaminated landscape. While it may be the most cost-effective way to produce electricity, nuclear power stations hold an everlasting danger of another potential meltdown....   [tags: Chernobyl disaster, Nuclear power, Nuclear fission]

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Socrates 's Philosophy On Ethics And Discovery Of Truth

- One of the most difficult tasks for humans is figuring out how to live the best life possible. A good life is arguably one of our biggest desires, but being able to reach that type of life is extremely difficult because we do not know how to get there. The famous philosopher, Socrates, and Buddhist teachings help us get to our goal by addressing the way a human life should be lived; although each have very different mindsets. Socrates is focused heavily on ethics and discovery of truth within all aspects of knowledge....   [tags: Buddhism, Four Noble Truths, Suffering]

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A Social History Of Truth

- Review of The Social History Of Truth by Steven Shapin Chapter 1 When someone says that something is true,they are usually stating that it corresponds to the facts of how things really are. Academic philosopher’s distiningish what is true and what is taken to be true by a process of sorting?No single being can constitute knowledge. All one can do is offer claims, with evidence, arguments and inducements to the community for its assessment.Knowledge is the result of the communities for its evaluations and action....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Two Sides to Every Story: Victors and the Truth

- Victors and Truth Throughout history, it has often been the victor’s point of view or story that is told but does this make it true. History is usually written by the victors, but this does not mean that their interpretation or view of what happened is the most accurate. The victors in history are usually those that have the power and education to spread their ideas and back them up to a certain extent. For example, through history the church has been an extremely powerful force and anyone who tried to contradict the church ended up in jail....   [tags: Aryanism, history, point of view]

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The Role of Photography

- Presently, photography has transformed into a social rite that is widely practiced by masses as a part of their daily lives. People preserve their memories on a photosensitive film through their lens (images) and convert them subsequently into the form of images (camera). They credit these images as they do believe that the pictures will exist in immortality even though the event has ended, whereas the aging brains will drain their memories away. These pictures remember every single little thing, long after they have forgotten everything....   [tags: Revealing the Truth]

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The Power of Fear Illustrated in "The Storm"

- Fear. By definition it is a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, or pain, whether the threat is real or imaginary. Fear has power, but only when the person feeling it gives it power. In “The Storm” Janet gives power to her fear, and by doing so, fear masks what Janet should truly be afraid of, leading to the development of her character, the conflicts within her mind, and the overall theme of the short story. Throughout the story, Janet is depicted as a person with a “pale face with a blunt nose, slender with a childlike figure, and plain.” Because of this characterization it is not difficult to understand her mentality for protection....   [tags: the storm]

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Knowledge is Power: A Timeless Concept

- Knowledge is power. This concept has survived generation after generation because of the timeless truth behind it. In his autobiographical novel My Bondage My Freedom, Frederick Douglas wrote about his realization of the power that knowledge brings. He disclosed an intimate account of his experiences and thoughts surrounding the atrocious acts permeating the practice of slavery. As a slave, Douglas did not experience power in the stereotypical positional sense. He did, however, experience increased power gained from knowledge in other ways....   [tags: Literary Review ]

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Sojourner Truth

- Sorensen Page 1 Sojourner Truth lived a long and productive life. She met spoke to and for many important people along her journey such as congressmen and two presidents. Truth had a quick wit about her and was noted for her powerful presence and powerful speaking ability. She never learned to read or write but has been remembered for her moving speeches about black freedom and women's rights. Truth developed herself to become a strong and devoted supporter of women's rights which assisted with teaching future societies that we must look beyond individual differences and find ways to relate and treat each other with mutual respect; that we need to create a future that is more just and equa...   [tags: American Literature]

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Power Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare

- Power in Macbeth The truth of the cause of Macbeth’s fate, his doom, and his unavoidable misery lies within the evilness of the supernatural beings in the play. In Macbeth, written by none other than William Shakespeare, Macbeth struggles with his internal greedy demons which constantly desire more power. These thoughts can be traced back to the evil witches, who love to play around with people’s lives. The witches in the play say, “He shall spurn fate, scorn death, and bear / His hopes 'bove wisdom, grace, and fear....   [tags: Macbeth, Three Witches, Banquo, KILL]

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Finding Truth

- Finding Truth In almost all major religions, there abounds the undertone of the spiritual battle that takes place inside someone regarding the succumbation to sin or earthly desires and the like. Also ever present in the soul's journey through life is the search for a prize; an ultimate Truth, especially in the early Middle Ages when religions where beginning to mature and take power in society. Though the doctrine theoretically differs greatly, Christian and Islamic faith as one body contextually share the same ideals and foci on the issues pertaining to the soul....   [tags: Papers]

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Tyrone, Napolean and Iago's Power

- Power is one of things that change an individual’s perspective on life and their attitude towards it. Nikki Grimes the author of Bronx Masquerade tells the story about 18 teenagers struggling through their senior year in high school. The English teacher decides to have Open Mike Friday where the student brings in poetry to share. In the beginning most of the teens don’t even know each other, but in the end, friendships are made and the teens get a new point of view in their life. Power also plays in the book Animal Farm written by George Orwell....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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The Undeniable Corruption Of Power

- The Undeniable Corruption of Power “Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishments and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.” -Muhatma Gandhi Power is defined as the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events. The idea of power is omnipresent in The Kite Runner. Evident through the manipulation of his characters and his immaculate plot design, Hosseini uses an array of circumstances to display the utter truth that many people use their power to inevitably corrupt the lives of those around them....   [tags: Khaled Hosseini, Hazara people, Abuse]

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The Benefits Of Mind Power

- The benefits of mind power It is very easy for someone to lose his concentration, or again, be a victim of memory loss; nobody has control over these two phenomena. But one must admit that concentration and other flaws that can prevent our brain to work as wished, can sometimes make our lives difficult. Imagine how it must be for actors and motivational speakers, who have to rely on their minds all the time; they excel in their vocation, but there are human too, so even they can suffer from some dysfunction such as: lack of concentration, fatigue, and restlessness or again, they simply let their emotions take over everythi...   [tags: Psychology, Brain, Mind, Thought]

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The Saddam Hussein From Power

- In 2003, President George Walker Bush and his administration sent the United States military to war in Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein, Iraq’s ruler and dictator, who murdered over 600,000 innocent people, and “...used chemical weapons to remove Kurds from their villages in northern Iraq…” (Rosenberg 2). According to the Department of Defense’s website, the war removed Saddam Hussein from power, ending an era when “Iraqis had fewer rights than when its representatives signed the Human Rights Declaration in 1948” (1)....   [tags: George W. Bush, Iraq War, Iraq]

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The Power of Magazine Advertisments

- An internationally known author, filmmaker, women's advocate and speaker Jean Kilbourne shares that,“The average person is subjected to 3,000 ads every day… Ads sell more than products. They sell values, images, and concepts of love, sexuality, success, and most important normalcy. They tell u who we are and who we should be. ”(Kilbourne). Most people depict beauty as being tall, skinny, and naturally beautiful without makeup because this is widespread in all major fashion magazines. Magazine advertisements try to sell products by over sexualizing them....   [tags: women, beauty, unrealist standards]

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The Impact of Truth in Oedipus Rex (the King)

- The Impact of Truth in Oedipus Rex (the King) "Truth has made me strong." This is a quote from Tiresias, one of the characters in Sophocles's tragedy, Oedipus Rex. The quote has different meaning and relevance for each of the different characters, but for the character of Creon, the quote is completely true. By the end of the play, the truth had not only prompted Oedipus to forgive Creon, clearing his name of any previous accusations, but the truth had also made Creon Oedipus's successor....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]

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Persuasive Speech: Solar Power

- Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that that solar power should become the main form of alternative energy in the Unites States. Introduction: Attention Getter: Let’s look ahead fifty years and see what the world is like. Imagine a world that is in total war with no end in sight. The cause behind this war is simple, oil. Everyone is fighting over those last few reserves of oil. How can this future be prevented. The answer is solar power. Claim: Solar power has the potential to become the United States main supply of energy and replace are needs for more conventional and harmful forms of power generation....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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Argument Against Nuclear Power

- Every Friday in Japan, the lawn of the office of the Prime Minister fills up with hundreds of Japanese citizens to protest in concern about the country’s ongoing nuclear program in spite of the meltdown of the Fukushima-Daichi power plant. 170 miles north of Tokyo, the meltdown happened in 2011 after a back to back earthquake and tsunami devastated cooling capabilities within the plant, which subsequently led to the meltdown of one of the reactors. This even displaced tens of thousands of people from their homes....   [tags: Anti Nuclear Energy]

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Music, Truth, Profundity

- Music, Truth, Profundity PART I 1. Theme One of my long-standing philosophical ‘worries’ is what I describe as a ‘cognitive dilemma’ in relation to musical communication. How can an art form which lacks a discursive element and addresses itself primarily and indeed immediately to the auditory sense, be discerned as conveying ‘truth’ or ‘profundity’. The power is amply attested — so much so that alone among the arts music occasionally figures as a ‘surrogate religion’. The pieces of this kaleidoscope — ideas culled from Schopenhauer, Langer, Jung and others — did not fall together until recently after reading Peter Kivy’s Music Alone, an account of his quest for musical profundity whi...   [tags: Philosophy Art Papers]

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Truth and Order in Ionesco's Bald Soprano

- Truth and Order in Ionesco's Bald Soprano       Any sense of order, of sense itself, is shattered and constantly questioned by Eugene Ionesco in his play "The Bald Soprano". A serious challenge is made against an absolute notion of truth. Characters throughout the play, however, continue to struggle to maintain and share a unified and orderly existence. Empiricism is espoused by several characters. They submit that life experience is all that is necessary to establish unshakable order and thus, truth....   [tags: Bald Soprano Essays]

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Education without Truth in Postmodern Perspectivism

- Education without Truth in Postmodern Perspectivism Poststructuralist relativism, following the Nietzschean critique of Western rationalism, denounces the quest for truth as a quest to legitimize various claims on the level of universal human value, by covering up the indirect coercion of their discourse or imagery. Using perspectivism as an argument against philosophical grounding of various patterns and schemes, post-modern thinkers, under the influence of Poststructuralist relativism, try to depart from the cognitivist tradition by transforming philosophical thought to an edifying discipline (Rorty) or learning (Lyotard) liberated from a theory of knowledge, and giving into a discourse o...   [tags: Argumentative Linguistic Papers]

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The Search for Scientific Truth Leads to God

- The Search for Scientific Truth Leads to God At the dawn of the twenty-first century, many now realize that the opposition of science and religion has been exhausted. Today, unification of the two is imperative. The first step in this direction is recognizing that science is not the only source of knowledge; experience, spiritual discernment and spiritual experience constitute the unified process of cognizing the world. I. About the Unified Language in which the Laws of Nature are Written It began in Moscow more than forty years ago....   [tags: Science Religion Papers]

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The Church Is The Defender Of The Truth

- The best form of description on what the Church today should look like is in the New Testament. The Church is the defender of the truth. Just like the New Testament is warned against false teachings; we are urged to be aware of the lies around us. Believers must both individually and as a unite must seek Christ on any matters involving the truth (Hayes, 3). John told the believers to test the spirits to know how to recognize the Spirit of God. In 1 John 4:2-3 John tells us that “Every spirit recognizes that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God…” With our culture, today and the things that have been going on, it is important for our Church to know the truth of God from the lies of m...   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christianity]

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Buddh The Sun, The Moon, And The Truth

- Buddha actually means "enlightened one", so it is no wonder that the following 17 Buddha quotes have the power to enlighten and awaken anyone who they resonate with. Although some of these Buddha quotes may be familiar, they are all powerful pieces of insight. 1. The Truth Always Comes Out "Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth." The other day, I was talking to someone who let go of a lie they had been holding onto. They didn 't intentionally do it. It just slipped out....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Personal life, Psychology]

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The Power Is A Ruler Of Absolute Power

- In the early modern period, the political system put in Europe was “absolute power” (Lecturer Morris). According to the OED, “absolute power is a monarch invested in absolute”. In this period, it was believed that it was necessary that only one person designated by God could hold absolute power. Usually this prophecy would be passed down in the royal family, from father to son (Carrol 246). Occasionally, if viewed as worthy of the opportunity, a person, usually a warrior who has served well in war, could rise to the occasion, and can be named king (Lecturer Morris)....   [tags: Macbeth, William Shakespeare, First Folio]

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The Media: Is It Really all the Truth?

- Malcolm X once said “The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” In 1990, fifty-nine year old Delbert Ward was accused of killing his brother Bill Ward. Delbert was one of four brothers who lived on the family’s land operating a small farm producing milk from cows. During and after Delbert’s trial, loads of media preyed upon the ill-educated man and the village like vultures....   [tags: bias, discrimination, mass]

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The Face Behind the Truth in Cinema

- ... His film “Man with a Movie Camera” (1929) anticipated some of the key concepts that Direct Cinema and Cinema Vérité Filmmakers had. Vertov’s goal was to reveal truth by observing and recording everyday life. This shows that Dziga Vertov, Cinema Vérité and Direct Cinema all share the same objective. Another similarity would be that as well as Direct Cinema and Cinema Vérité practitioners, Vertov opposed to the use of actors. One of the reasons that makes easy to mistake to Cinema Vérité and Direct Cinema with each other is their goal to uncover the truth with objectivity, since both movements were influenced by a visionary methods ans techniques from Vertov and Flaherty....   [tags: documentary, movements, objective, reflective]

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The Truth Is The Greatest Enemy Of The State

- The Jew as a Monster Six million innocent Jewish people were murdered by the Nazi party under the rule of Adolf Hitler in WWII. The Jews were systematically exterminated in heinous ways in what is known as the Holocaust. Though these tragedies may seem utterly senseless in nature, they can be understood by examining the Nazi regime’s use of anti-Jewish propaganda which effectively turned the Jews into monsters in the eye of the German people. Again, one may be dumbfounded on how a society could so easily turn against one group and accept certain beliefs as truths....   [tags: Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany, World War II]

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Gender Stereotypes : The Ugly Truth

- Gender stereotypes are ideas simplified, but strongly assumed, on the characteristics of men and women, that translates into a series of tasks and activities that are assign in each culture. Along life, family, school, and environment, Society thought us what is right and what is not in being men or women. Starting with the form we dress, talk, express, behave, to what we can play or what sport to participate. The margin of the biological endowment differences males and females; the fact of being women or men implies a long process of learning and adaptation to the rules established starting with work, personality, love and desires....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Gender role]

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The Truth Is Not Required Elections

- One area of government where telling the truth is not required are elections. Elections are always ripe with propaganda from every side and angle. In the most recent 2016 election you would see slogans and logos from every candidate all over the place, and most of this advertisement was done by people already won over by your cause attempting to garner even more support. “I’m With Her” and “Make America Great Again” are two phrases every American citizen now knows. The only reason they exist is to try to win over voters....   [tags: Mass media, Advertising, Media, Marshall McLuhan]

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The Truth about The American Dream

- American Dream truth The American dream is something that has been epically built up in the media and in each individual Americans thoughts. To some the American dream is the pursuit of happiness, to others the shallowness of wealth. In the Novel the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and movie Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen, which is based off of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel. Characters fall short of their own views of the American dream. One of the characters that falls short of the American Dream is Tom Buchanan....   [tags: Americans, Pursuit of Happiness, Dream]

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Finding the Truth in the Situation

- William Shakespeare has yet again created a world of good and evil. In his work Othello, the ideals and principles of this world are just like any other with a twist brought upon by two characters, Othello and Iago. These two characters along with many others employ the central idea of what good and evil entails. However, neither Othello nor Iago possess just one of these traits. Othello is not just the pure perfect guy he is perceived to be and Iago is not just the evil vindictive character he is believed to be but rather both of these men are far more interesting than that....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare]

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The Truth Of The Christian Faith

- What is sin. Why do the people of the Christians faith even fall to sin. These are questions that are present in many conversations of non- believers. Theologian Jean- Francois Collange defines sin as a fault (Er. original: faute) committed against the godhead. This fault concerns an action or a specific incident, which is thought to "hurt" or "offend" God 's holiness and his eminent dignity. Tradi- tionally, this offense is seen to express itself through the symbol of an act that renders a man unclean and hurts sainthood, and which can be ritually cleansed....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms, Heaven]

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The Truth Of Good And Evil

- Confucianism believes that grief and evil are inevitable in people’s lives. It encourages education and development. A sin is considered to be not a mistake, but a chance to learn and improve next time. Compassion for the suffering of other people also gives motivation to grow morally; however, not everybody can feel empathy. To get the Daoist notion of good and evil, it is essential to differentiate the "idea" of evil against the "reality" of evil. Taoists do not oppose the ideas of good to those of evil....   [tags: Taoism, Chinese philosophy, Tao Te Ching]

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The Surprising Truth That Motivates Us

- Drive: the Surprising Truth that motivates Us Pink (2009) illustrates a motivational operating system about the behavior of humans that operate our attitudes in daily life and business practices. Motivation 1.0 speculates about the biological survival of human beings i.e. food, water and relations. Motivation 2.0 suggests that human beings work with the desire of reward or with the fear of punishment for their survival in the society. Motivation 3.0 however, elevates the belief that human beings also have a third emulation to learn, conceptualize and produce to make this world a better place to live in....   [tags: Cognition, Psychology, Motivation, Reward system]

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