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The Humanistic Facade of Empirical Truth: Nietzche

- Playing to the chord of intrinsic causality in its most fundamental form, Nietzsche’s profundity into the reality of being Explicates a physis of our reality; and that what is evident around us is misconstrued through the nomos of our portrayal of existence. The humanistic facade of empirical truth, truly, has no truth, and that meaning is purely the outcome of a subjective reality that we have constructed for ourselves. No idea can be as astounding and depressing as this. Leading one to ask,” If humans have no idea what’s going on around them, then what’s the point of creating these philosophies?” Well, the point is that why does there need to be a point....   [tags: philosophy, causality]

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Uncovering the Truth in Shakespeare's King Lear

- Uncovering the Truth in King Lear      "Only through the loss of our possessions and worldly connections can one truly realize one's inner being" (Confucius). The true nature of man is known but is not commonly seen until adversity strikes. Characters reveal their true nature when they are reduced to nothing. In the play, King Lear, by William Shakespeare, there are three main themes that characters can be reduced by; social status, love and power. Through these three mediums the true nature of the works characters are exposed, by stripping away the innuendo, deceit and superficiality that initially cloaks each character....   [tags: King Lear essays]

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The Truth That The Soul Of A Man Never Dies

- "Swimmer knew a few ways to kill the soul of an enemy and many ways to protect your own. His spells portrayed the spirit as a frail thing, constantly under attack and in need of strength, always threatening to die inside you. Inman found this notion dismal indeed, since he had been taught by sermon and hymn to hold as truth that the soul of man never dies”(14). Inman is remembering a Cherokee boy he met in his youth. He recalls the stories we would tell about how animals and other things came to be the way they are now....   [tags: Thought, Human, Mind]

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Oedipus And Antigone : The Battle Of Truth And Wisdom

- Free will is an illusion, as nobody can escape their destiny. Despite attempts to avoid a certain fate, humanity revolves around it. This theory is highlighted throughout Sophocles’ work, including in “Oedipus the King” and in “Antigone”. Oedipus, Creon, Antigone, and Tiresias played major roles in the battle of truth and wisdom. Oedipus tried to escape the prophecy of him killing his father and marrying his mother. Despite attempts, the prophecy became true as he hastily discovered his past, while trying to cure his city....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus]

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Perfection Is Inevitable, Words That Speak Truth

- Perfection is inevitable, words that speak truth in many ways. In George Orwell’s famous novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, Winston Smith, the main character, lives in a totalitarian regime set in London in the year he thinks is 1984. Winston works for the controlling government, but is a member of the country’s lowest caste. Within Orwell’s novel, it supports that in reality, a utopian society cannot work, because of how dictating the totalitarian government is within the novel establishing the dystopian civilization....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell]

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The Rich Get Richer

- HYPOTHESIS: The rich get richer, within a secret society where only trust is accepted. An eighty billion dollar arms deal between BAE (British Aerospace), Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia who represented the Saudi Air force and the U.K, stir controversy because of “Black money” or secret payments. The question is, when too much political power reigns how can they be prosecuted; it seems that the Saudi government was allowed to be corrupt because of their political power and ties to terrorism. The UK allowed and paid for services because they were able to create more jobs and selfishly gain political power....   [tags: Power]

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Theme of Power Corruption in Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- Power can have the persuasive action in undoing the moral ethics of one’s character. This can be seen throughout history, such as World War II and proven by the actions of Napoleon in the allegory, Animal Farm, by George Orwell. As Lord Acton said “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” In history what was viewed as a villain or wrong doer is never the same as the perception. A leader does not begin wanting to do wrong, they start with the best intentions, but power is a tricky thing, showcased in Animal Farm as Utopian ideals but with failed practices....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Beauty and the Power of Words in Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen

- Hedda Gabler as a character speaks against the patriarchy of 19th century Europe through her desire for beauty, her power of over words, and her silence. During the first matinee performances in London in the early 1890’s, one of the women who watched the performance exclaimed, “Hedda is all of us” (Moi 436). In a society constructed by men, Hedda Gabler take the lead role in the story named after her. Henrik Isben gave Hedda’s character a sense of power in entitling the work after her. It forces the reader to recognize Hedda as a person of her own rather than as the general’s daughter or Tresman’s wife....   [tags: silence, patrichy, ]

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America 's Power At Its Most Liquid

- American aphorist Mason Cooley said, “Money: power at its most liquid.” This statement holds much truth, especially regarding the period prior to the 18th century. In this time, European countries searched for wealth and economic gain in order to become the most powerful. France, England and Spain’s desire for money and economic prosperity greatly changed the world, as well as their people’s lives. As these nations searched for an alternate trade route that would allow them to reach Asia and its wealth, the New World was discovered....   [tags: United States, Europe, Americas, New World]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello, The Moor Of Venice

- Tragedy unfolds as a quest for revenge results in deceptive alliances, unsuspecting betrayal, and unrestrained jealousy. William Shakespeare’s Othello, the Moor of Venice, depicts the tragic downfall Othello, a decorated and well respected military leader, at the hands of his trusted companion Iago. Iago, spurned after being passed over for promotion, blazes a path a revenge that entangles everyone around him, and ultimately himself. All of the elements and themes employed by Shakespeare in Othello over four centuries ago, are still admissible in modern times....   [tags: Othello, William Shakespeare, Iago, Truth]

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The Truth in Art: Vincent Van Gogh's Work of Art

- Throughout his argument against aesthetics, Heidegger strongly states he believes in the true “work of art” and believes that this aesthetic approach goes against this. One artist that Heidegger particularly discusses is Vincent Van Gogh. He uses works of art by Van Gogh in order to give more power to his argument. Through works of art such as Van Gogh’s A Pair of Shoes, Heidegger makes his a distinction between artwork and things. In order to truly analyze the culture of another, he explains how it is essential for the viewer to question what is being depicted in the work and what the purpose may be....   [tags: heidegger, art history]

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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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Power Corrupts

- People want power because it gives them control and dominance over others. Power gives the person who has it the ability to do whatever they want, say whatever they want and make people do what they want. In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller the whole plot revolves around the theme of power. There is a never ending conflict of characters to keep, assert and acquire power. The most prominent characters that ultimately hurt the community the most due to their greed and lust for power are Deputy Governor Danforth, Reverend Parris and Abigail Williams....   [tags: American Theater]

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Historical Truth

- Historical Truth Historical Truth. As a child sits through history class in the first grade, he or she learns of the relationship between Christopher Columbus and the Indians. This history lesson tells the children of the dependence each group had on each other. But as the children mature, the relations between the two groups began to change with their age. So the story that the teenagers are told is a gruesome one of savage killings and lying. When the teenagers learn of this, they themselves might want to do research on this subject to find out the truth....   [tags: essays papers]

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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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The Power of Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles

- The Power of Tess of the d'Urbervilles          "If an offence come out of the truth, better it is that the offence come than the truth be concealed." Thomas Hardy added these words in the introduction to the fifth edition of this novel (Hardy v). He provided this quote from St. Jerome somewhat defensively, in response to the criticism he received for Tess prior to this edition.   Originally printed in serial form in two magazines, this novel underwent bowdlerization in order to be published....   [tags: Tess of the d'Urbervilles Essays]

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The Powerful Truth of Machiavelli's The Prince

- The Powerful Truth of The Prince    Before 1513 conventional thought defined a ruler as a man who used generosity, truth and justice to govern his kingdom. Machiavelli saw the conventional thought of the time as a fantasy and only applicable in a utopian society. His work The Prince shatters all previous political thought by stating that a ruler must not only use the traditionally accepted means of maintaining power but also be able to use brute force, deceit and even cruelty as the situation requires....   [tags: Machiavelli The Prince Essays]

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The Truth in the Civil War

- The Truth in the Civil War The Civil War started in 1861, and though it was more than a century ago, there is still controversy and many questions arising about the subject. What were they really fighting over. Should the South have been able to succeed. What were the South’s true reasons for succeeding. Was the North’s only reason to go to war to free the slaves. Were Slaves truly treated as cruelly as we are to believe they were. Did the Abolitionists have other motives hidden behind tightly shut doors, which were not made public....   [tags: Civil War USA History Historical Essays]

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1984: Oppression Of Truth

- In the novel 1984, Orwell produced a social critique on totalitarianism and a future dystopia that made the world pause and think about our past, present and future. When reading this novel we all must take the time to think of the possibility that Orwell's world could come to pass. Orwell presents the concepts of power, marginalization, and resistance through physical, psychological, sexual and political control of the people of Oceania. The reader experiences the emotional ride through the eyes of Winston Smith, who was born into the oppressive life under the rule of Ingsoc....   [tags: George Orwell]

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The Truth within Creation Myths

- In the dictionary, a myth is “an ancient story; a traditional story about heroes or supernatural beings, often attempting to explain the origins of natural phenomena or aspects of human behavior”, which, in the context of our lessons, is correct. But this definition is so logical and steely that it couldn’t possibly encompass even a fraction of the meaning that they held for the people who created them, and, thus, believed them to be not fiction, but truth. When early man began pining for answers to everyday occurrences, they found them, usually....   [tags: myths, ]

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Perspectivism and Truth in Nietzsche’s Philosophy: A Critical Look at the Apparent Contradiction

- Perspectivism and Truth in Nietzsche’s Philosophy: A Critical Look at the Apparent Contradiction “There are no truths,” states one. “Well, if so, then is your statement true?” asks another. This statement and following question go a long way in demonstrating the crucial problem that any investigator of Nietzsche’s conceptions of perspectivism and truth encounters. How can one who believes that one’s conception of truth depends on the perspective from which one writes (as Nietzsche seems to believe) also posit anything resembling a universal truth (as Nietzsche seems to present the will to power, eternal recurrence, and the Übermensch)....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Toni Cade Bambara’s The Lesson in the Cave

- Toni Cade Bambara’s “The Lesson” in the Cave In “The Allegory of the Cave,” Plato describes the cave as very dark with chained people inside and a wall where they can only see shadow illusions, which they believe is reality. Outside the cave, there is “light” and “truth.” One chained person is released into the “light,” which is uncomfortable at first, because of how bright the “light” or “truth” is however, once he adjusts, he realizes the outer world is the “truth” or reality and the cave is a shadow of reality....   [tags: truth, allegory of the cave]

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Power in Society

- A world of system designed to keep people in unjust and unequal positions is held in place by several interrelated expression of "power over": political power, economic power, physical force, and ideological power (Bishop, 1994: 36). So, we can say power is defined as a possession of control, authority or influence over others. In terms of power of dominant groups over subordinate groups, we define power as domination of one group of people over another in major important spheres of life....   [tags: Papers]

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Rhetoric is Power

- The definition of rhetoric has been a contentious debate among scholars. In the World of Rhetoric course we have read the works of several different studiers of rhetoric as each offered their opinions on the definition and function of rhetoric. Based on the readings for World of Rhetoric I, I define rhetoric as the ability to utilize the available means of persuasion in order to elicit some type of change of heart in an audience. In other words, rhetoric is the power to command the masses to do or feel in the way that the rhetor wills....   [tags: persuasion, Plato, Aristotles, JFK]

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The Power Struggle

- Many human beings have been involved in a power struggle of some sort since the beginning of time. Between power in the business world, classroom, and government it is often clear who is subordinate and who is dominant. Subordinates may at times feel powerless; however, they can gain satisfaction out of aesthetics and hidden transcripts because of the personal freedoms it represents to them. James Scott wrote an essay, "Behind the Official Story", which is a discussion of subordinates and their relationship with dominants....   [tags: Nafisi]

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Knowledge Is Power

- The difference in power ranges from kings and presidents to the slaves in this world. The power and rank of people would be decided by strength, combat skills, and overall physicality in most places, but over the years this had slowly changed and has since became less about the physically strongest one in the group to the smartest or most tactical. Strength is still important in the world, but the roles that leaders focus more on being wise, smart, and tactical all while inspiring strength from others as well as demonstrate it themselves....   [tags: themes in The Matrix]

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The Power of Music

- The Power of Music Everyone knows the story of the Piped Piper of Hamelin. He had the ability to hypnotize people with his flute by playing the most enchanting music. But he's just myth, right. No one has the power to charm people with music. Well, you'd be surprised. Throughout history, music has always been recognized for its calming and almost hypnotic effects on the human mind, and for its ability to rouse and inspire the spirit. Only recently has science uncovered the truth about music. Researchers have long suspected that music affects the brain in the most profound ways, and now they finally have evidence to back up that theory....   [tags: Papers]

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The Search for Truth in A Tale of Two Cities

- The Search for Truth in A Tale of Two Cities           "Since before the ancient Greeks, mankind has striven to discern and define truth, a noble if somewhat arduous task"( Swisher 118). Even modern society, despite losing so many of the old, "prudish" morals of preceding generations, still holds truth as one of the greatest virtues and to find truth in life, one of the greatest accomplishments. Authors such as Charles Dickens reflect this great desire to seek and find truth, using many varying mediums to express their opinions or discoveries....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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The Real Truth about Batman and Superman

- The Real Truth about Batman and Superman Now in these days everyone one likes to read comic books since they became part of our society. What makes them interesting is how entertaining they could get giving us different points of views on different stories of superheroes. Many of us believe that “Classic superheroes stories are wildly fun, suspenseful and exciting” (Tom and Matt Morris) forgetting the idea of what really makes a hero. Different perceptions of superheroes are considered based on their wrong actions and way of thinking....   [tags: Comic Books]

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Encapsulating the Truth of ADD/ADHD Medications

- Encapsulating the Truth of ADD/ADHD Medications Modern American society provides it's young people with a plethora of contradicting paradigms, all of which are built upon simplistic ideas of the best possible means of success. Study your notes and you'll ace the test, read the chapter and you'll comprehend the material, just pay attention and you'll be fine. When the reality that even the easiest of tasks such as studying, reading, or paying attention have the potential to become academic nightmares, those looking for a shortcut have resorted to using ADD/ADHD prescription medications to power through and make the grade....   [tags: Modern American Society, ADD, ADHD]

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The Volatile Nature of Truth Exposed in On the Education of Children

- The Volatile Nature of Truth Exposed in On the Education of Children  To some, truth is something that is absolute and unchanging. To others, truth is volatile and inconstant. In the 16th and 17th century, the foundations of civilization itself had been shaken. Many of the ideas which were thought to be absolutely true had been plunged into the depths of uncertainty. The cosmological, geographical, and religious revolutions called into question the nature of truth itself. It is no wonder, then, that some of the great writers at the time included within their works a treatise on the ways in which truth is constructed....   [tags: Education of Children Essays]

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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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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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Behold The Barbie: Education, Power and Symbology

- Embodied within the image of the ideal is the dynamism between empowerment and conformity. Within the sphere of conformity the masses become a "collective coercion of bodies" Thus, the state has possessed the mind in order that it might possess the body. Humans, therefore are willing agents, since the body has been shaped or as French philosopher Michel Foucault would explain "in the form of habits and behavior…the body [is] subjected to training" This training often happens without conscious knowledge, or even if there is knowledge of it, the practice remains because of its beneficial qualities of order to the larger society as a whole....   [tags: Culture]

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The Power of Words

- "The picture he had of the city was reduced to what she said of it, and finally it was her speech alone that could call up and protect that picture. 
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 Languages Words are very powerful things, they are not simply just letters written on a sheet of paper; they can inspire, motivate, and evoke certain emotions. Think of your favorite songs and realize that the lyrics can bring joy, happiness, sadness, depression, loneliness, longing, or any emotion imaginable to others based on their own personal experiences....   [tags: Language ]

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The Ugly Truth: An Examination of Stereotypes in Media

- The Ugly Truth, a film which was released in 2009, displays many particular stereotypes and gender issues which we find within American society. Gender is made up of socially constructed ideas which are reinforced by society in regards to what it means to be masculine or feminine. We first learn gender from our parents; however they too had to first learn it from their families and society. Within the American society, the media takes on a large role in creating gender norms. The media is made up of films, magazines, television programs, and news papers....   [tags: Movie, Film]

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Truth Evident in the Many Beliefs of Al-Ghazali and Aquinas

- Truth Evident in the Many Beliefs of Al-Ghazali and Aquinas At first glance the words “Tradition” and “tradition” may appear to be identical concepts. Upon further study, examination, and contemplation, however, these two words differ in their precise definitions. “Tradition” carries more weight and meaning than the word “tradition.” Similarly, “Truth” and “truth” do not denote the exact same principle. In fact, philosophers and religious scholars have been debating the origins of the latter two doctrines since the Middle Ages....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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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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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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Comparing Truth in The Education of Children, Paradise Lost and Hamlet

- Nature of Truth in The Education of Children, Paradise Lost and Hamlet          To some, truth is something that is absolute and unchanging. To others, truth is volatile and inconstant. In the 16th and 17th century, the foundations of civilization itself had been shaken. Many of the ideas which were thought to be absolutely true had been plunged into the depths of uncertainty. The cosmological, geographical, and religious revolutions called into question the nature of truth itself. It is no wonder, then, that some of the great writers at the time included within their works a treatise on the ways in which truth is constructed....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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