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Comparison of Kafka's Metamorphosis and Dali's The Metamorphosis of Narcissus

- Comparison of Kafka's Metamorphosis and Dali's The Metamorphosis of Narcissus           The painting that I chose to compare to the novel Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, was painted in 1937 by Salvatore Dali.  Dali is an established Surrealist painter, who, like Kafka, explored his own psyche and dreams in his work. Dali invented a process, called the "paranoiac critical method", which is used in this painting, to assist his creative process.  As Dali described it, his aim in painting was "to materialize the images of concrete irrationality with the most imperialistic fury of precision...in order that the world of imagination and of concrete irrationality may be as...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Inevitability of School Violence: No Need for School Reform

- The Inevitability of School Violence: No Need for School Reform “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” I have often heard. We know people kill people. The real issue now is whether or not people can change people. Some are of the opinion that we are capable of doing so; by implementing new reforms and tightening school security, people are, in effect, saying they have the solutions to the problems. The violence of recent school shootings has wrought anxiety and fear in parents, teachers, and administrators across the nation....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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American Attack on Omaha and Utah Beaches During D Day

- American Attack on Omaha and Utah Beaches During D Day It was 1944, and the United States had now been an active participant in the war against Nazi Germany for almost three and a half years, nearly six years for the British. During that period occurred a string of engagements fought with ferocious determination and intensity on both sides. There is however, one day which stands out in the minds of many American servicemen more often than others. June 6, 1944, D-Day, was a day in which thousands of young American boys, who poured onto the beaches of Utah and Omaha, became men faster than they would have ever imagined possible....   [tags: World War II History]

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Was the Alliance System Responsible for the Outbreak of WWI?

- Was the Alliance System Responsible for the Outbreak of WWI. The importance of the alliance system that developed in Europe in the decades before World War I as a cause for it is still an important topic of debate and argument between modern historians. Some argue that the alliance system was a direct cause of the outbreak of war between all major countries in Europe while other historians prefer to state that the alliance configuration we observe before the war started was simply a symptom of the conflicts and disagreements, fears and envies that had been accumulating since the Bismarck system of alliances collapsed, and even before then....   [tags: World War I History]

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Implications of Racism in Canadian Society: R.D.S. v. The Queen

- Implications of Racism in Canadian Society: R.D.S. v. The Queen "The courtroom is no place to find the truth." This quotation is taken from a Hollywood film, but has a tendency to ring true in legal disputes in Canada involving minority groups. Racism as a component in the Canadian societal context has prevented the realization of truth and justice throughout history. For instance, Donald Marshall Jr. endured a wrongful conviction as a result of racism in the criminal justice system. While this dilemma has proved to be most difficult for minority groups to overcome, critical race theory, as implemented by defence lawyers in R.D.S....   [tags: Canada]

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The Orphan Characters of in Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- The Orphan Characters of Heart of Darkness       All Conrad's major characters are, in a fundamental sense, orphans. To men like Marlow, his parents offer him no predestined place in an ordered world, or, if such a place exists, they do not feel it is a real alternative for them. The knowledge of a hostile, annihilating force at the center of existence brings to Conrad's characters a constant sense of their personal vulnerability. Before this revelation, they were orphans in search of a ground for their lives, but they never doubted their ability to discover such a ground....   [tags: Heart of Darkness]

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Physical Value in Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn

- Physical Value in Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn The poetry of John Keats contains many references to physical things, from nightingales to gold and silver-garnished things, and a casual reader might be tempted to accept these at face value, as simple physical objects meant to evoke a response either sensual or emotional; however, this is not the case. Keats, in the poem Ode Upon a Grecian Urn, turns the traditional understanding of physical objects on its head, and uses them not solid tangible articles, but instead as metaphors for and connections to abstract concepts, such as truth and eternity....   [tags: Ode on a Grecian Urn]

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Men in Bowler Hats and Women in Great Dresses

- Men in Bowler Hats and Women in Great Dresses The day was grey and heavy; snow, in great drifts, lined the brick way. The brick and concrete halls loomed in the horizon; the years of the past century seemed to descend upon me as a curtain. Men in bowler hats and women in great dresses seemed more appropriate than my khaki cargo pants or leather jacket. The brick became concrete; and, I walked the path down the hill, past the great elms, and into the Sackett building. Wandering up the stairs, down halls, and finally finding the appropriate room, I entered and greeted the ruckus of the Best Buddies’ organizational meeting....   [tags: Volunteering Best Buddies Essays]

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Tim O'Brien's Zeugmatic Novel, The Things They Carried

- Tim O'Brien's Zeugmatic Novel, The Things They Carried An early example of zeugma comes from Quintilian, the ancient Roman rhetorician, who cites the following from Cicero: "Lust conquered shame, boldness fear, madness reason," where the verb "conquered" is understood to also govern the final two phrases in the sentence (Crowley 203). The 18th century, an age of great rhetorical knowledge on the part of writers and preachers (and at least one writer-preacher, Laurence Sterne), is the heyday of zeugma....   [tags: Things They Carried Essays]

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The Temptation of Eve in Milton’s Paradise Lost

- The Temptation of Eve in Milton’s Paradise Lost “Dream not of other worlds,” the angel Raphael warns Adam in Miltons’s Paradise Lost (VIII.175). Eve, however, dreams of another world in which she will gain knowledge and power, a wish that is superficially fulfilled when she succumbs to Satan’s temptation and eats from the Tree of Knowledge. Awakening in the Garden of Eden as though from a dream, Eve searches for her identity and her place in Paradise. Satan provides Eve with a chance to gain knowledge and to become god-like....   [tags: Paradise Lost Essays]

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The Media's Impact on the Scopes Monkey Trial

- The Media's Impact on the Scopes Monkey Trial           The 1920’s were a period of transition for America.  The culture of society was quickly adapting to many new ideas and beliefs.  Traditional schools of thought were gradually being replaced with new technology and knowledge.  The changes taking place were the source of much conflict, as many historical events of the twenties can illustrate. One such event is the Scopes “Monkey” Trial.  From our research we discovered that the trial pitted Modernists against Traditionalists, Fundamentalists against Evolutionists, and the Country against the City.  However, these conflicts would not have been brought to the attention of the American...   [tags: American America History]

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Teaching Argument Evaluation in An Introductory Philosophy Course

- Teaching Argument Evaluation in An Introductory Philosophy Course ABSTRACT: One of the greatest challenges in teaching an introductory philosophy course is convincing students that there are, indeed, reliable standards for the evaluation of arguments. Too often introductory students criticize an argument simply by contesting the truth of one of its claims. And far too often, the only claim in an argument that meets serious objections is its conclusion. For many students, the idea that an argument displays a structure which can be evaluated on its own terms is not very difficult to grasp....   [tags: Education Teacher Learning Essays]

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Software Piracy in India and the Developed World

- Software Piracy in India and the Developed World Introduction: Software Piracy in India Software is one of the easiest and a very lucrative medium to steal. The copies made are as good as the original software and can be made quickly in large quantities. This makes it very difficult to effectively enforce anti-piracy laws, as the officials cannot raid each and every home in search of illegal copies of copyrighted software. In India, with a population of over 1 billion, effective enforcement of anti-piracy laws is a ponderous task....   [tags: Software Computers Technology Essays]

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Richard Florida's The Rise of the Creative Class

- Richard Florida's The Rise of the Creative Class Richard Florida's The Rise of the Creative Class gives a very interesting look into the science behind creativity and a thorough understanding of the creative process. According to Florida, creativity is a cognitive ability separate from other mental functions and all aspects related to intelligence. Creative potential does benefit from intelligence though but creativity is still a capacity inherent to all but in varying degrees for each person....   [tags: Architecture Design Essays]

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Effective Use of Revision in Strange Meeting

- Effective Use of Revision in Strange Meeting             In writing his poem Strange Meeting, Wilfred Owen uses revision as a tool to both clarify his ideas and re-evaluate one of the central figures in the poem. By examining a reproduction of Owen’s original text and comparing it to the final, published copy, we are able to retrace his steps and, hopefully, gain a further understanding of his thought process and motivations concerning this particular poem. From these examinations, it is evident that Owen spent a large portion of the revision process attempting to alter the character of the “encumbered sleeper”, whom the narrator encounters in hell....   [tags: Owen Strange Meeting Essays]

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Essay on Flight in Song of Solomon

- The Importance of Flight in Song of Solomon     Flight is a major theme in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon. “Flight echoes throughout the story as a reward, as a hoped-for skill, as an escape, and as proof of intrinsic worth; however, by the end this is not so clear a proposition”(Lubiano 96). Song of Solomon ends with ‘flight’ but in such a way that the act allows for multiple interpretations: suicide; "real" flight and then a wheeling attack on his "brother"; or "real" flight and then some kind of encounter with the (possibly) killing arms of his brother....   [tags: Song Solomon essays]

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Euthanasia: Not Just for the Terminally Ill

- Euthanasia: Not Just for the Terminally Ill      Euthanasia or assisted suicide would not only be available to people who are terminally ill. This popular misconception is what this essay seeks to correct. There is considerable confusion on this point, perhaps further complicated by statements in the media.   There are two problems here - the definition of "terminal" and the changes that have already taken place to extend euthanasia or assisted suicide to those who aren't "terminally ill.   There are many definitions for the word "terminal." For example, Jack Kevorkian who participated in the deaths of more than 130 people before he was convicted of murder said that a terminal illness...   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]

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The Flight Path of Airplanes Over Neighborhoods

- The Flight Path of Airplanes Over Neighborhoods The houses can’t be unbuilt, and the airports can’t be torn down.  But maybe the fences can be mended.  –Robbie Sherwood   In the past 10 years, many cities across the country have outgrown the planner’s expectations.  Unfortunately the airports that were built 20 or more years ago, have not grown with the cities.  Phoenix has tripled in size in the past 10 years.  The tripling of air traffic has not had anywhere to go.  The same two runways that have been serving the city since 1935 when the airport was built have been extremely over loaded.  It is not just happening in Phoenix, a few years ago Denver received a new airport to relieve the...   [tags: Solutions Papers Proposal Essays]

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The Role of Tacit Knowledge in Religion

- The Role of Tacit Knowledge in Religion ABSTRACT: Clarity concerning what kind of knowledge a religious person possesses is of the utmost importance. For one thing, J. Whittaker remarks that believers must have some knowledge that enables them to make the distinction between literal and non-literal descriptions of God. (1) In the believer's perception 'God is a rock', but not really a rock. God however really is love. Whittaker suggests that making this distinction requires knowledge that cannot be metaphysical or experiential, but a more basic form which he terms 'practical' knowledge....   [tags: Theology Religion Philosphy Research]

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Behaviorial Based Interviewing

- Behavioral interviewing is a technique employers use to determine if you are a good fit for the job. This is accomplished by asking questions that pertain to your past behavior. The information gained through this technique is used as an indicator of your future success. In other words, the answers you give about your past experiences will be used to predict your future performance (Quintessential) Employers use often use behavioral interviews to evaluate the candidates past behavior and experiences to determine their potential for success within the company....   [tags: Human Resources]

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Requirement English Composition

- Few Americans can understand the elaborate and superlative language of the Constitution or Declaration of Independence. This results from a lack in English education in all academic tiers. Dropping English composition from the requirements for Associate degrees would further decimate the form and lexicon of our verbal and written language by removing a critical exposure to language development. An erosion of complexity in language would result, affecting every level of existence. A diluted language would destroy critical thinking and remove the tools that allow people to intellectually express themselves....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mirroring in Edgar AIlan Poe's Ligeia

- Mirroring in Edgar AIlan Poe's Ligeia The mirroring, or doubling, of Ligeia and Rowena in Edgar AIlan Poe's "Ligeia" is more than a technique used to give symmetry and balance to a horror story about the dying who refuse to stay dead. The two women also become emblems of the "real" world and the "dream" world, serving as emissaries and guides to the narrator and reader who mirror both worlds and must choose one. Thus, Ligeia is the dark dream-world personified, a gate to the opium-laden existence the narrator craves, just as Rowena is the fair epitome of the bland, light-infused world of reality, an anchor to the mundane world the narrator literally goes insane to avoid....   [tags: Poe Ligeia Essays]

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Comparing Science and the Judicial System

- Comparing Science and the Judicial System Science and the Judicial System are two concepts that at face value seem to be very distinct and unique in their own nature, but their cores share interesting parallels. They each propose a different way of understanding how we comprehend and organize order and structure within institutions, yet they do so with similar strategies. In this paper I'll address my understanding of both, what characteristics they share and how these similarities prove them to be inextricably connected by what we call life and its connection to the human experience....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Hartshorne and Nishida Re-envisioning the Absolute

- Hartshorne and Nishida Re-envisioning the Absolute ABSTRACT: This paper is a comparative study of Hartshorne's neoclassical reconsideration of the notion of the Absolute based on his Whiteheadian vision of the divine relativity, and Nishida's attempt at redefining the same notion against the background of what he calls the philosophy of "place" (Jpn., basho) of absolute Nothingness or Buddhist Emptiness. By reconsidering the notion of the Absolute, Hartshorne has come up with the standpoint of "Surrelativism," and Nishida's attempt has resulted in the standpoint of "absolute dialectic as guided by the principle of the self-identity of absolute contradictions." What I intend to do in this...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911

- The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911 275 girls started to collect their belongings as they were leaving work at 4:45 PM on Saturday. Within twenty minutes some of girls' charred bodies were lined up along the East Side of Greene Street. Those girls who flung themselves from the ninth floor were merely covered with tarpaulins where they hit the concrete. The Bellevue morgue was overrun with bodies and a makeshift morgue was set up on the adjoining pier on the East River. Hundred's of parents and family members came to identify their lost loved ones....   [tags: United States History Work Safety Essays]

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Pluralism and the Universality of Rights

- Pluralism and the Universality of Rights ABSTRACT: The problem of the coexistence of cultures arises inside modern societies that have a constitutional set-up expressed by 'pluralism.' Their central problem lies in the relationship between individuality and sociality, freedom and order. The function of law is to transform absolute pluralism into a relative pluralism limited by fundamental common interests, thus overcoming the problems that arise from the variety of different views of the world and from different values....   [tags: Politics Political Pluralistic Democracies]

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Russell, Strawson, and William of Ockham

- Realism and conventionalism generally establish the parameters of debate over universals. Do abstract terms in language refer to abstract things in the world. The realist answers yes, leaving us with an inflated ontology; the conventionalist answers no, leaving us with subjective categories. I want to defend nominalism — in its original medieval sense, as one possibility that aims to preserve objectivity while positing nothing more than concrete individuals in the world. First, I will present paradigmatic statements of realism and conventionalism as developed by Russell and Strawson....   [tags: Philosophy of Language]

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DHEA And The Effects Of Aging

- DHEA And The Effects Of Aging Many people have searched the world in hope of a cure for the effects of aging. Unfortunately, they have never found the fountain of youth, but what they discovered was Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), possibly the next best thing. All the facts of DHEA have not been drawn into a concrete conclusion, but scientists already have evidence that suggest it aids in stress and weight control, cancer, and other negative effects of aging. As a person increases in age, their level of DHEA decreases, causing health and aging problems....   [tags: Geriatrics Health Medicine Papers]

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Responsibility is Escaped by Obese People

- Responsibility is Escaped by Obese People missing works cited “It’s important to preserve notions of individuals accountability and responsibility (Parks ).” Responsibility and accountability are attributes that many people believe should be part of everyone, but this is not what is happening if you take a look at the court systems. In today’s society people pressing lawsuits is readily accepted, and companies are looking out for it all of the time. There is almost always someone else that a person can blame for his or her misfortune other than themselves....   [tags: Obesity Lawsuits Papers]

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Folk Psychology in Churchland’s Eliminative Materialism

- Folk Psychology in Churchland’s Eliminative Materialism The mind-body problem has kept philosophers busy ever since Descartes proposed it in the sixteenth century. The central question posed by the mind-body problem is the relationship between what we call the body and what we call the mind—one private, abstract, and the origin of all thoughts; the other public, concrete, and the executor of the mind’s commands. Paul Churchland, a proponent of the eliminative materialist view, believes that the solution to the mind-body problem lies in eliminating the single concept that allows this problem to perpetuate—the folk psychological concept of mental states....   [tags: Philosophy Papers]

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Childhood Memories: My Top Secret Laboratory

- How many children have their own top-secret laboratory at the age of eight. Deep in the cellar of our family home were stored a great variety of discarded machines and components, random materials, and my father’s collection of tools. I took advantage of this neglected and forgotten underground space to create a fully functional laboratory and workshop where I was free to imagine and perform scientific experiments. I created my own curriculum of scientific study, I learned at my own pace and in my own way....   [tags: Personal Narrative 2014]

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The Meaning of Life and Death

- The Meaning of Life and Death The abstract idea of life cannot be explained by such simple ideas as being animated, breathing, or speaking. Ordinary machines in this century can perform all of these basic functions. The quandary with defining death is not as abstract and elusive as that of life. The problem of defining life and death has plagued philosophers and the religious bodies for thousands of years for one reason; each philosophy or religion has tried to define the meaning of life and death from only their certain perspective....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Human Morality Essays]

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Ethical Theories and Major Moral Principles

- Some people claim that everyone has his or her own ethics, in other words, ethics is individual. The amazing thing about ethical theory, however, is not that there are so many theories, but that there are really very few. Most of contemporary ethical theory is governed by two basic theories, with an additional five or six theories taking up the vast majority of the rest of the discussion. Over the course of the next few pages I will explain to you the basics of eight different ethical theories: utilitarianism, Kantian ethics, contractarianism, feminist or care-based ethics, natural law theory, Confucian ethics, intuitionism and ideal observer theory, and virtue ethics....   [tags: Philosophy Ethics 2014]

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Confessions in the Ovid's Metamorphoses

- Confessions in the Ovid's Metamorphoses       Byblis and Myrrha, two of Ovid's impassioned, transgressive heroines, confess incestuous passions. Byblis yearns for her brother, Caunus, and Myrrha lusts for her father, Cinyras. Mandelbaum translates these tales effectively, but sometimes a different translation by Crane brings new meaning to an argument. As Byblis and Myrrha realize the feelings at hand, they weigh the pros and cons of such emotions. Despite the appalling relationships in question, each young girl provides concrete support and speaks in such a way that provokes pity for her plight....   [tags: Ovid Metamorphoses Essays]

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The Reality of Instant Messaging

- The Reality of Instant Messaging “Instant messaging, also referred to as IM or Buddy Lists, is a program or communication service that lets you communicate with someone else using the same program at the same time” (YouCanWorkFromAnywhere.com). It is a means of chatting where people send each other short messages electronically. It can be looked at as something between e-mail or a phone call; an e-mail allows you the time to think things out before you type, and a phone call which is an immediate conversation that is going on “right now,” which are both characteristics of IM....   [tags: Internet Communication IM Chat Essays]

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Science and the Judicial System

- Science and the Judicial System Science and the Judicial System are two concepts that at face value seem to be very distinct and unique in their own nature, but at their cores they share interesting similarities and connections. They each propose a different way of understanding how we comprehend and place order. In this paper I'll address my understanding of both concepts, analyze their theories, backbones and failures, and then bring them both together through connections hopefully to support my idea that they are both inextricably connected to what we call life and its relationship to the human mind....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Philosophical Aspects of Literary Objectiveness

- Philosophical Aspects of Literary Objectiveness ABSTRACT: Gadamer’s hermeneutic philosophy avoids the problem of literary objectiveness altogether. His approach witnesses the general fact that an indifference towards literary objectiveness in particular, leads to a peculiar neglect of par excellence literariness as such. It seems obvious, however, that the constitutive aspects of the crisis of literary objectiveness cannot be shown to contain the underlying intention of bringing about this situation....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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Environmentalism in Manga and Anime

- Environmentalism in Manga and Anime In Western news stories, Japan and the environment usually only come up together in one form: Japan is ruining the environment. Japan is hunting endangered whales; Japan is overfishing depleted fishing stocks; Japan has walled up the last of its wild rivers; Japan is building up all its wild areas. All these accusations are, unfortunately, true to some large degree. Even in anime, all too often what we see are images that point to a continuation of the current trend: metal and concrete mega-cities, like those in the anime Dominion, Akira, Gunnm, or in Bubblegum Crisis, or any of the other hard science-fiction worlds....   [tags: Environmentalism Environment Essays]

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Low Self-Esteem and Eating Disorders

- What is Self-Esteem... Self-esteem has recently been defined by Silverstone as "the sense of contentment and self-acceptance that stems from a person's appraisal of their own worth, significance, attractiveness, competence and ability to satisfy their aspirations" (Silverstone 1992). Self-esteem is the degree to which a person values and respects themselves, and is proud of their accomplishments. Self-esteem begins to develop in childhood, but it solidifies and gains momentum during the turbulent and trying years of adolescence....   [tags: Health Weight Loss Papers]

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John Rawls and Political Liberalism

- John Rawls and Political Liberalism Describe in detail the role that the ideas of “overlapping consensus” and “comprehensive doctrine” play in Rawl’s theoretical answer to the fundamental question of Political Liberalism: “How is it possible for there to exist over time a just and stable society of free and equal citizens, who remain profoundly divided by reasonable religious, philosophical, and moral doctrines?” (Rawls 4). More specifically, how do these concepts help to preserve the traditional liberal values of freedom and equality....   [tags: Essays on Politics]

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Absolute Knowledge: Analysis vs Intuition

- Absolute Knowledge: Analysis vs Intuition Is absolute knowledge gained through the process of analysis or intuition. In “Introduction to Metaphysics” of The Creative Mind, Henri Bergson makes a thorough distinction between analysis and his idea of intuition. As the basis of immediate, metaphysical knowledge, intuition applies to the interior experience of an object. Such experience entails true empiricism. Bergson explains his method of intuition and absolute knowledge through various terms, including duration, traditional rationalism and empiricism, and time....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Objectivism and The Fountainhead

- Objectivism and The Fountainhead     How should we live our lives. Do you live for others or for yourself. What do you deem to be the ideal: selflessness, or selfishness. Why. Ayn Rand’s novel The Fountainhead addresses these issues and her philosophy behind it called Objectivism. Her rebellious rhetoric is to convince us that the only true virtue is selfishness and that we should abide by its standards and live for ourselves. Ayn Rand was from the Soviet Union, and her background helps us to understand her rhetoric about why she preached her philosophy....   [tags: Fountainhead]

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Childhood Memories of Dad

- Cold winters, hot summers, pokey gravel, darkness, inconvenient tools and deterioration of the old hotrods. All of this came to an abrupt hault when a father and son's dream became a reality. A place of our own to operate without distractions. A place to bring our thoughts together and mechanically reconstruct cars and repair them within our own limits. This place that my dad and I started building would be known as "The Shop" or a.k.a. "Hopshop." This shop is the last project that my dad started and I was going to finish it....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples]

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Personal Narrative- Homeless Man

- Personal Narrative- Homeless Man My friends often describe me as a cynic and a pessimist. For the most part, they're right. Sentiment loses value when it permeates one's attitudes and behavior just as the value of a commodity decreases as it becomes ubiquitous, so as a rule I reserve expressing sentiment for rare occasions that I deem worthy. Fortunately, even the harshest cynics are surprised sometimes. To begin, most people in my hometown know who Mike is. But I would bet that ninety-nine percent of those people don't know Mike's name....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Teaching Special Needs Students

- Teaching Special Needs Students My purpose for this paper is to find and list web sites that will assist teachers who are teaching "special needs" students. As more "special needs" students are entering the classroom, teachers need more and better information on teaching them. The purpose of this paper will be to enable teachers access to information about teaching these students in the field of Geography. It is my endeavor to create a list that will span most grades that will be helpful to both new and experienced teachers....   [tags: Education Learning Essays]

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Ethics and Medical Practice

- Ethics and Medical Practice Since Alasdair MacIntyre's landmark book, After Virtue, there has been renewed interest in the role of the virtues in the moral life and attention paid to reappropriating the Aristotelian notion of a "practice." (1) Recent reappropriations of the virtues and virtue theory in medical ethics have contributed to conceiving more adequately the nature of good medicine. In this paper, I wish to explore some of these insights and the special relevance the notion of a practice has in an account of good medicine....   [tags: Medicine Healthcare]

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The Car and Society

- The Car and Society The automobile has had a tremendous impact on society and the environment since its development in the beginning of the 20th century. Today, there are over 500 million motor vehicles on the earth. The automobile's efficiency, style, and performance have changed over the years, but there is one thing that has not - the pollution the automobile generates. Because of the pollution, people find themselves asking whether this technology has helped our society or hurt it. Should the consequences of the automobile be cause to eliminate it....   [tags: Automobiles Transportation Technology Essays]

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Can Fiction be Philosophy?

- This paper examines the relation between philosophy and literature through an analysis of claims made by Martha Nussbaum regarding the contribution novels can make to moral philosophy. Perhaps her most controversial assertion is that some novels are themselves works of moral philosophy. I contrast Nussbaum’s view with that of Iris Murdoch. I discuss three claims which are fundamental to Nussbaum’s position: the relation between writing style and content; philosophy’s inadequacy in preparing agents for moral life because of its reliance on rules; and the usefulness of the moral work engaged in by readers of novels....   [tags: Literature Papers]

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Philosophic Principles of Creativity

- Philosophic Principles of Creativity ABSTRACT: The principle of universal significance of the creative process is promoted in this thesis. The principles of the ecology of creation and of the subject's humanistic orientation of the cognitive and practical activity, will also be investigated. 1. Nowadays the promotion of a new world outlook paradigm of global creativity has a place. The understanding of the nature of creation in the history of philosophy has always been connected with the explanation of the substance and of the mechanisms of creative activity....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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The Physics of Basketball

- The Physics of Basketball Introduction Any child can pick up a basketball, bounce it a few times, and throw it at the hoop without realizing the complex physics he is involving himself in. However, a greater understanding of the sport can be gained by applying the principles of physics to these actions. Through this paper I will be examining the physics of dribbling and shooting. For the equations, I will use a standard men’s basketball with a mass of 25 oz. (0.7 kg) and a diameter of 9.39”. Dribbling If the basketball was simply dropped from a height of 1 meter with no initial push from the dribbler and rebounded from the floor in a perfectly elastic collision, Mechanical Energy for the...   [tags: Physics Essays]

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Definitions of Learning Styles

- Definitions of Learning Styles Although learning style may be simply defined as the way people come to understand and remember information, the literature is filled with more complex variations on this theme. James and Gardner (1995), for example, define learning style as the "complex manner in which, and conditions under which, learners most efficiently and most effectively perceive, process, store, and recall what they are attempting to learn" (p. 20). Merriam and Caffarella (1991) present Smiths definition of learning style, which is popular in adult education, as the "individuals characteristic way of processing information, feeling, and behaving in learning situations" (p....   [tags: Education Vocational Essays]

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Ecosystems and Environmental Discourse

- Ecosystems and Environmental Discourse What is an ecosystem. At first glance, this seems to be a straightforward question, one to be answered by environmental scientists. However, the concept of an ecosystem, or more specifically, the action that posits the existence of an ecosystem, raises a series of questions that challenge some basic assumptions about the environment. For instance, is an ecosystem a concrete object in the same way that a stone or a tree is. Or instead, is an ecosystem a set of interactions between such objects....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Child Development Through Education

- Child Development Through Education One important aspect of any person’s life is their education. Children start with their education as early as the age of three. They are put into some form of schooling. The general pattern of schooling for all children is preschool, elementary school, middle school, highschool, and some may choose to go on to college. Each level of schooling is very important for its own particular reasons. The entire education process plays a vital role in each individual’s life....   [tags: School Teaching Educational Essays]

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The Golden Gate Bridge

- The Golden Gate Bridge Since the dawn of time, man has had an inherent need to get to the other side. Rivers, canyons, and impassable trails have always hindered the migration of man, leaving him the choice to continue no further, or to “build a bridge and get over it.” The earliest bridges were made of simple materials such as stone, or even a fallen log. Regardless of the material, natural bridges allowed man to explore the “other side.” However, man has never been satisfied with what nature gives him....   [tags: Construction Bridges Engineering Essays]

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The Solution

- The Solution The business man behind a desk, the scientist in the lab, the artist approaching his canvas, the mathematician examining the symbols he placed on the blackboard--the thoughts going through each of their heads are very different in many ways, yet amazingly similar. For example, the business man must come up with an idea to cut costs and increase revenue for his company. He must find a creative twist to an old idea, a new combination of numbers that allows the company to increase profit and drop costs....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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Metaphors of Fear

- Metaphors of Fear “Resistance to science is born of fear. Fear, in turn, is bred by ignorance. And it is ignorance that is our deepest malady.” (Lunsford 241) This quote from “Enemies of Promise”, by Michael Bishop, clearly illustrates why people are so opposed to scientific progress. The fear of the unknown causes chaos, and begins people on a downward spiral of misinformed conclusions opposing scientific discovery until no logical thought remains. Leaving nothing but pure fear to cause people to blurt out phrases such as, “those people are bringing DNA into my neighborhood.” People’s fears are unfortunately a very profitable target....   [tags: Science Scientific Papers]

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The Burgess Story

- The Burgess Story "I don't like to say bad things about paleontologists, but they're really not very good scientists. They're more like stamp collectors. - Luis Alvarez, Physics Nobel Laureate - Luis Alvarez evidently had some very definite ideas about what a good scientist does, and it is especially telling that such a comment comes from a physicist. What could Alvarez have had in mind when he made this remark. He may have been making a mental comparison of the approach commonly used in physics -- that of laboratory experimentation -- with the way the study of paleontology is conducted, A paleontologist is very much a historian -- someone who is involved in the "reconstruction of past ev...   [tags: Paleontologists Science Scientists Essays]

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Shopping for Non-violence

- Shopping for Non-violence Last quarter in my ethics and society class, I found myself in a personal dilemma: As we read and discussed non-violence, I found myself increasingly siding with those philosophers who say that non-violence is impractical in our society today, mostly because they had concrete evidence that non-violence doesn't work, and I didn't have any concrete evidence that it does. Indeed, non-violence looks good on paper, and seems like it would function well; there would be less blood in our world, and instead more conversations, more peace between people and nations....   [tags: Peace Essays]

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Three Architecture Styles

- Three Architecture Styles In this essay information will be given in order to compare and contrast data about three different styles of architecture. The three styles are Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Neo Gothic. In order to fully give a clear explanation of these styles, information about architecture will be given first then the three styles will follow with comparing and contrasting points in between. First, to inform about architecture, one must explain what it is. Architecture, referring to building is defined as “The practice of building design and its resulting products; customary usage refers only to those designs and structures that are culturally significant” (Ferrier 20)....   [tags: Art]

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The CN Tower

- CN Tower The CN tower is the most popular attraction in all of Canada. This is the defining feature of the Toronto skyline. When traveling into Toronto, there is nothing that stands out more than this structure. Towering over everything else, it is a marvel of engineering and the limits that we can push construction to. Standing at a towering height of 553.3m or 1,815ft and 5 inches, it is a monster among the other structures in the area. This structure sits in the heart of the city which lies right on the waterfront of Lake Ontario....   [tags: Toronto]

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Tacoma Narrows Bridge

- Tacoma Narrows Bridge One of the most influential engineering discoveries in the past century was the ill-fated Tacoma Narrows Bridge. “Galloping Gertie” as she was known to local residents, the massive Washington state suspension bridge shook, rattled and rolled its way into the history books. Legendary in its time, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge held many records and drew tourists from around the world in its short life. However, the famous bridge is not known for its creative engineering or speedy construction, unfortunately the bridge was destined to fail....   [tags: Architecture Engineering History Bridges Essays]

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The Big Dig

- The Big Dig The Central Artery Tunnel Project, more commonly known as the Big Dig, is said to be the largest, most complex and technologically challenging highway project in American history. It is the culmination of decades of planning and forethought and is hoped to alleviate the traffic congestion that has plagued the Boston area since the invention of the automobile. The project incorporates a major underground highway system, a revolutionary cable-stayed bridge, and a series of impressive tunnel crossings, each a considerable feat on their own, all constructed in the midst of a bustling city....   [tags: Tunnel Construction Essays]

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Frank Lloyd Wright

- Frank Lloyd Wright Frank Lloyd Wright was a Nature lover and an architect. He reflected on the natural world and applied existing styles to his architecture. He was born in Wisconsin, on June 8, 1867, and died in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 9, 1959, at the age of 91. His architectural career spanned two centuries and lasted for 70 years. During the last year of his life he authored a book and was working on 166 different commissions; when asked about when he would slow down, he replied when the ideas stop coming to him....   [tags: Architecture Biography Architects Essays]

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Hurricane Andrew

- Hurricanes are notoriously capricious. Andrew was a compact system. A little larger system, or one making landfall just a few nautical miles further to the north, would have been catastrophic for heavily populated, highly commercialized and no less vulnerable areas to the north. That area includes downtown Miami, Miami Beach, Key Biscayne and Fort Lauderdale. Andrew also left the highly vulnerable New Orleans region relatively unscathed. Andrew moved nearly due westward when over land and crossed the extreme southern portion of the Florida peninsula in about four hours....   [tags: essays research papers]

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organized religion

- Organized Religion Ever since man has chosen to write down his history, organized religion has been a prominent topic and has influenced and shaped all people’s lives. There have always been believers and non-believers. Since the beginning, non-believers have been persecuted by inquisitions, prosecuted by witch trials, and murdered by stoning and crucifying for even questioning the “truth” about a supreme being and supposed crimes against that being. Religion had a purpose in earlier times to explain life, but today science provides more concrete answers....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Roman Houses

- Roman Houses Roman houses evolved from the thatched-roof huts of the original roman civilization to the great villas of the late empire. Roman houses were not only built in Italy. There were Roman houses built in Greece, Africa, and Britain. Roman houses were one story high, the villas of the wealthy were sometimes two. Walls were built of cement covered in stucco or sun-dried bricks which were commonly used until the beginning of the first century B.C. Although the concrete walls were weatherproof, they were usually faced with stone or burned bricks....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Overcoming Pollution

- Overcoming Pollution very efficiently transmitted through the generally stiff, metallic and therefore resonant structures. One common way of overcoming the considerable nuisance this can cause for the occupants is by absorbing the vibration and actually converting it to heat using viscoelastic polymer materials, typically based on polyurethanes or acrylics. Over the past 20 years, Swedish Acoustic Products -- Swedac -- has built a track record in overcoming noise and vibration problems using this basic technology....   [tags: Papers]

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Piaget

- Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development During the 1920s, a biologist named Jean Piaget proposed a theory of cognitive development of children. He caused a new revolution in thinking about how thinking develops. In 1984, Piaget observed that children understand concepts and reason differently at different stages. Piaget stated children's cognitive strategies which are used to solve problems, reflect an interaction BETWEEN THE CHILD'S CURRENT DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE AND experience in the world. Research on cognitive development has provided science educators with constructive information regarding student capacities for meeting science curricular goals....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Counseling Psychology

- Counseling Psychology When I began my studies at the University of Northern Iowa, I had an interest in the field of psychology, but I was not yet sure that I wanted to pursue a career in that area. The classes that I consequently took and the professors that taught them solidified my desire to receive a degree in psychology. Interacting with my professors as a teacher's assistant and research assistant gave me a chance to discover at a more personal level what psychology is all about. Although I am seeking a M.A....   [tags: Graduate Admissions Essays]

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Constructivism

- What is Constructivism. Constructivism has been a popular term used in education since the 1990s but can be traced back to a much earlier time than that (Maddux & Cummings, 1999, p.8). Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky are the two theorists who are closely linked to the development of constructivism. Over the past decade, education has seen an alarming increase in the number of students who are qualifying for special education services as well as students who are being labeled as “at risk” students. Having such an increase in special education the demand to find a teaching style that works best for students with disabilities has become extremely popular....   [tags: Philosophy, Piaget, Vygotsky]

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Genetic Engineering

- Genetic Engineering There are many risks involved in genetic engineering. The release of genetically altered organisms in the environment can increase human suffering, decrease animal welfare, and lead to ecological disasters. The containment of biotechnological material in laboratories and industrial plants contributes to the risk of accidental release, especially if the handling and storage are inadequate. The purely political dangers include intensified economic inequality, the possibility of large-scale eugenic programs, and totalitarian control over human lives....   [tags: Science Genes Papers]

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Critical Pedagogy

- Critical Pedagogy The acclaimed lyricist Oscar Hammerstein once wrote, "You have to be carefully taught." Most will agree that properly educating children is essential for the good of a society. However, the best method of educating students is a much more debatable topic. What is the best way to educate a student. Is it through memorization. Discussion. Exploration. Experimentation. Through the ages many scholars, teachers, and other accredited individuals have offered their opinions on the science of teaching, or pedagogy....   [tags: Teaching Education Philosophy]

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Community Gardens

- Community Gardens As I tire of the ongoing struggle between my umbrella and the wind, I look for a warm, sheltered corner to pause and pull myself together. All I see is a deserted parking lot. Frustrated, I step onto the concrete under the awning of a neighboring building and fumble with the weathered wiring of my umbrella. Fighting the torrential rain isn’t my idea of a nice afternoon as my venture to explore the picturesque EastVillage turns into hugging the side of a building to escape a storm, staring at black pavement marked and divided with white lines....   [tags: Personal Narrative Culture Papers]

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Solar Heating

- Solar Heating It seems self-evident that, as a global society, we must transition eventually from the nonrenewable fossil fuels we currently rely on to renewable sources of energy such as biomass, wind, and particularly solar energy. The latter, though it involves some difficulties, which we will discuss shortly, is especially attractive, I think, because its source is the energy provided by the sun, which is so vast that, according to some, “if it could be effectively harnessed, two days’ worth of solar energy could provide more power than all known fossil fuel reserves.” (Duke Power) Because I will be getting a house of my own in just a few years, I decided that...   [tags: Solar Sun Energy Essays]

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Green Architecture

- Green Architecture Green Architecture began with the first Earth Day in 1970, and has grown in popularity as awareness of the earth’s many ecological problems become more wide spread. Professor Rocky Brittain states "I’ve been teaching this subject for twenty years and have watched interest grow. Now I could say there is some element of sustainability taught in just about every architecture school in the country."(Talarico, 1998) Economic factors have also helped the green movement by causing changes in building materials, and technology....   [tags: Environmental Ecology Essays]

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Homelessness

- Homelessness As a Product Of Society Or as The Fault Of The Individual Homelessness in the UK had reached astronomical figures. Something has to be done to aid the situation before it spirals out of control. But who is to blame for the situation. Some may say the kids themselves. Believe it or not, one side of this debate blames the young people who live through the hell of street life every day. Suggesting that it is their fault for falling out with their families. They stereotype every homeless person as a drug dealer who has run away from home....   [tags: Persuasive, Social Issues]

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Piaget

- Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development Jean Piaget was born on August9, 1896, in the French speaking part of Switzerland. At an early age he developed an interest in biology, and by the time he had graduated from high school he had already published a number of papers. After marrying in 1923, he had three children, whom he studied from infancy. Piaget is best known for organizing cognitive development into a series of stages- the levels of development corresponding too infancy, childhood, and adolescence....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Hemingway

- Hemingway [1] Postmodernist discourses are often exclusionary even when, having been accused of lacking concrete relevance, they call attention to and appropriate the experience of "difference" and "otherness" in order to provide themselves with oppositional political meaning, legitimacy, and immediacy. Very few African-American intellectuals have talked or written about postmodernism. Recently at a dinner party, I talked about trying to grapple with the significance of postmodernism for contemporary black experience....   [tags: Hemingway Postmodernism Essays]

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Homelessness

- Homelessness After studying the topic 'Homelessness' I have discovered that being homeless does not just mean you do not have a house to live in, it could mean that someone does not have a secure and well established home. Maybe that someone doesn't feel like they have a loving family and would be better off else. Before studying this topic I also did not realize some of the many reasons why people live on the streets....   [tags: Poverty Homeless Papers]

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arizona

- Arizona Arizona became the 48th state February 14, 1912. This state is very populated. It has over 5 million people. Arizona has something that is known as the four corners. One person can be in four states at one time. You can stand in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico. Arizona leads the nation in copper production. The amount of copper on the roof of the capitol building is equivalent to 4,800,000 pennies. In 1953 after the copper mines closed there was as few as 50 people in Arizona. The Palo verde is the official state tree....   [tags: essays research papers]

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