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A Non-Human Existence

- Winston defines being human as having feelings, following sensory pleasures, and staying true to those two types of emotions because, “only feelings matter”(146). He also asserts that before the Party when people had individual relationships and “members of a family stood by one another” they were human (26). Winston’s deadened senses as well as his social disconnection, and the lack of import in his daily life after he leaves the Ministry of Love indicate that he has not achieved his goal of staying human....   [tags: Analysis, Winston]

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The Value of Human Life

- ... These experiences we go through makes us stronger and give our lives meaning. Meaning and value are two completely different things. You may be the richest or most accomplished person to have ever walked the earth but one thing remains true for everyone, we are all built the same. No one persons life should worth more than anyone else. Many say its hard or nearly impossible to calculate someone's life into monetary value. Others beg to differ and we accept it as true. These people are our life insurance companies, when asked the price of human life most will tell you “it is a simple mathematical process based on age, physical health, and income....   [tags: meaningful existence]

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Existentialism

- Existentialism is the title of the set of philosophical ideals that emphasizes the existence of the human being, the lack of meaning and purpose in life, and the solitude of human existence. Existentialism maintains existence precedes essence: This implies that the human being has no essence, no essential self, and is no more that what he is. He is only the sum of life is so far he has created and achieved for himself. Existentialism acquires its name from insisting that existence precedes essence....   [tags: Existence]

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Arguments for God's Existence

- A dictionary definition of God is a being conceived of as supernatural, immortal, and having special powers over the lives and affairs of people and nature. Along with many other individuals throughout the world, believe in the existence of higher human being otherwise known as God. Therefore I am defending the existence of God. There are really only two arguments in favor of the existence of God. One comes from reason and the other from experience. The argument from reason is an ontological argument....   [tags: Papers]

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Evaluating the Arguments for God's Existence

- Evaluating the Arguments for God's Existence No one can prove to anyone the existence of God, as in a mathematical proof. In my opinion the theory of reason is too limited to know anything beyond human experiences. Throughout history many rational arguments have been put forward but if you don’t believe in God, you never will. The cosmological argument is a classical argument for the existence of God. It is also referred to as the first cause argument. The argument is based upon the fact that there was a first cause behind the existence of the universe....   [tags: Papers]

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The Existence of Mankind is a Wicked Blessing

- The existence of mankind is a wicked blessing with the full capability to uphold good intentions, but human nature drives us to do otherwise, going beyond moral constraints into the depths of corrupt curiosity. The idea can be more crisply summarized in the words of Bill Bryson “It’s an unnerving thought that we may be the living universe’s supreme achievement and its worst nightmare simultaneously.” Bryson obviously sees the aptitude of the human race but still acknowledges the flaws that make people much less than perfect....   [tags: Hitler, World War II]

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The World Needs Human Rights

-   "I wished I could lose myself in the details of the exhumation, but the survivors' stories still echoed in my mind," wrote Julie Schwab, as she unearthed the tortured history of Guatemala at an excavation site. "A body cut into pieces while her mother screamed in horror. Children burned alive in their houses. People decapitated and left for dogs." As she sifted through the remains of more than 100 men, women, and children who were massacred by guerrilla forces in 1982, she reflected, "The living who hovered above me were a painful reminder that a person once breathed through this mouth, chewed food with these teeth, saw beauty through these eyes, thought thoughts, and dreamed dreams."...   [tags: Human Rights Essay]

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My Personal Search For A Meaningful Existence

- My Personal Search for a Meaningful Existence I am the representative embodiment of my nihilistic culture. I am narcissistic, insatiable, petty, apathetic and I am above all an emotional invalid. Yet, up until very recently, I was not consciously aware that I was guilty of having any of these wholly pejorative attributes, because I had unconsciously suppressed my inherent will to attain a meaningful existence, in favor of the comfort and security that complacency and futility provide. There exists in me a void, that is not uncommon to find in the members of my Eurocentric society, which is derived from the conscious or unconscious knowledge that our culture is entirely devoid of mean...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Reason For Existence

- Reason For Existence Existentialism was born against Age of Reason in order to reject abstract thinking and absoluteness of reason. Existentialists have claims and evidences to support their idea. They are trying to find absolute truth without absolute thinking because of this they will look for the truth all the eternity. In this essay, I will point out the existentialists’ claims in terms of denying absolute reason. First of all, reason is highest creation of mind and people have ability to think what they want....   [tags: miscellaneous]

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Sartre: Authentic Existence in Living in Bad Faith

- Sartre: authentic existence in contrast to living in bad faith Jean Paul Sartre's philosophy is one of the most popular systems of thought in the school called existentialism. Sartre valued human freedom and choice, and held it in the highest regard. To be able to live an authentic existence, one must take responsibility for all the actions that he freely chooses. This total freedom that man faces often throws him into a state of existential anguish, wherein he is burdened by the hardship of having to choose all the time....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Human Condition: Message Lost in the Capitalist Machine

- The Human Condition: Message Lost in the Capitalist Machine In The Human Condition, by Hannah Arendt, the fundamental qualities of human behavior are described and analyzed. These qualities are first described by discussing the different entities present in the lives of Athenian Greeks. This partition of human life into separate units is supposed to be applied to modern American society as well, however, the structure of today's social order differs from that of ancient Greek. These disparities cause the analysis and ideas projected on the human condition to be contrasting as well....   [tags: Hannah Arendt Human Condition Essays]

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Human Rights

- Ever since human rights became the controversial issue that it is today, western countries have constantly clashed with other cultures over differing ideologies on the topic. The introduction of the media as a continuous broadcaster of international news has moved the inhumane conditions that exist in some countries into the spotlight. The result of this has been a painful realization that many cultures have a contrasting philosophy on the subject of human rights. The happenings in Eastern Europe over the last decade and at present in Kosovo are testament to this; human rights do not seem to be an inherent part of many cultures, China included....   [tags: Human Rights Essays]

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Human Evolution

- For centuries, man has been curious about his origins and the origins of the life surrounding him. Countless explanations have been formulated using “evidence” that “proves” the story to be true. However, in 1859, Charles Darwin published a monumental theory in his book called The Origin of Species. In his book, Darwin outlined his theory of evolution by natural selection (Darwin, 1859). Although complex, this story is extremely useful in explaining the origins and history of life as we know it....   [tags: The Future of Human Evolution]

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The Search for the Meaning of Existence

- The Search for the Meaning of Existence Daffodil bulbs instead of balls Stared from the sockets of the eyes. from Whispers of Immortality We live and then we die. Its scary, the death part, and the living part is quite amazing. There is a great dichotomy surrounding our existence. One minute we are here, another we are gone. What is existence. What is the purpose of existence. The big metaphysical question has my interest. We grasp to understand it all but it evades us. This magnificent universe has not answered our questions....   [tags: Philosophy Essays]

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Prayer and Existence of God Discussion

- Prayer and Existence of God Discussion In order to answer this question in a balanced way, we need to look at the views of Christians and atheists, in terms of their beliefs about the existence of a god. It is impossible to prove whether or not there is a God. One argument for the existence of God is that the universe is so ordered and perfectly designed, it could not have happened by chance; there must have been a creator. This is known as the Teleological Theory or the “Design Argument”....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Anagnorisis and Existence (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern)

- Anagnorisis and Existence The Point of Realization in Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the young prince realizes what living is. Yea, from the table of my memory I'll wipe away all trivial fond records, 105 All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past, That youth and observation copied there; And thy commandment all alone shall live Within the book and volume of my brain, Unmix'd with baser matter (Hamlet, I, v. 104-110) Upon realizing his fate – that he must save the “state of Denmark” – Hamlet must literally discard his prior knowledge and start anew....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Extra-Terrestrial Existence

- Has intelligent extra-terrestrial life visited the Earth. Have people actually seen spacecraft from another world. Have these spacecraft abducted human beings and performed experiments on them. Have these spacecraft been recovered by our goverment. Many believe this to be very true. Contrary to these beliefs, there is no physical or any evidence to prove these aliens have visited the Earth. But that does not rule out the existence of intelligent life elsewere in the Universe. There could always be life out there....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Existence Of External Forces

- The Existence of External Forces To determine whether a particular action was decided upon by an individual or whether the action was predetermined one must study its cause. In studying cause one finds that there are two types of causes those that are typified by natural laws, such as a dropped book falling to the ground, and those typified by the moral considerations of men. This distinction is important because it shows both that no man can control his environment contrary to the laws of natural or scientific laws, but neither are his actions completely out of his control....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Futility of Human Existence in Waiting for Godot

- We live on a planet revolving around the sun, while there are at least about one septillion other stars in this universe. What is the significance of our existence in this infinite cosmos. What is the purpose of our lives. With the explosion of scientific knowledge and the WWII bombs in the modernity epoch, the insignificance of our lives was realized; Samuel Becket staged the futility of human existence in the play Waiting for Godot. He portrayed nothingness through the use of structure, language, dialogue, and setting....   [tags: existentialism, absurdism]

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Society: the Bane of Human Existence?

- Herbert Spencer made many astute assessments of the way societies work. He created theories to explain the way they grow and change and interact with one another. Spencer viewed society as an organism, and he referred to society as a super-organic system. He believed that, in both organic and super-organic systems, evolution was the result of the system becoming more differentiated. He emphasized three developmental tendencies shared by societies and organisms: 1) growth in size, 2) an increase in structure, and 3) an increase in functions....   [tags: Sociology]

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Samuel Beckett and The Theatre of the Absurd

- What is the basic, most fundamental parts, methods, and ideals of human life and existence. Samuel Beckett’s highly viewed works try to answer this question. Beckett’s unusual and often action-less plays lead the reader on “our desperate search for meaning, our individual isolation, and the gulf between our desires and the language in which they find expression,” and determines that Beckett is a master of absurdist literature (Davies). Despite the popularity of Beckett’s works, little scholarly information can be found about them....   [tags: human life, existence, godot]

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The Existence Of God

- The Three Most Popular Arguments For The Existence Of God The Ontological Argument One of the most important attempts to demonstrate the existence of God is the ontological argument of Saint Anselm, an 11th-century theologian. Anselm’s argument maintains that God, defined as the greatest being that can be conceived, must exist, since a being that does not exist would by virtue of that fact lack an attribute that contributes to its greatness. Critics have questioned, however, whether existence actually contributes to a being’s greatness....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Existence of Miracles

- The Existence of Miracles When bringing the existence of miracles into question it is necessary to firstly establish a definition of a miracle and exactly what purpose they serve. As with many issues, theologians are divided on an actual definition of what a miracle really is. Paul Tillich (1886-1965) claimed that: "A genuine miracle is first of all an event which is astonishing, unusual, Shaking without contradicting the rational structure of reality. In the second place it is an event which points to the mystery of being, expressing its relation to us in a definite way." However, some interpret miracles as simply "a series of myths" (David Friedrich S...   [tags: Papers]

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The Mystery of God's Existence

- The Mystery of God's Existence The mystery of God's existence has been a crucial element of many religious studies and traditions. Who is God. What is God. Where is God. To effectively discuss the existence of God, it is necessary to illustrate the notion of faith. People of faith believe that God does exist, and that relationship with God gives meaning to their lives. Others who are skeptical point to God as an obsolete hope of an ignorant human race. People today live in a world distinguished by sophisticated technology in which modern science has been a strong agent in questioning the existence of God....   [tags: Papers]

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The Existence of God

- The Existence of God In this essay I am going to explore and analyse arguments concerning the existence of God. I will be investigating all the different beliefs about God from Christians including: 'Moral and Divine Command', 'Ontological', 'Cosmological' and the argument from design. These areas of belief will all be fully considered and analysed in depth. After doing this, I will therefore come to a conclusion of my own sort and explain my own beliefs and there reasons. For many centuries people have believed in this figure called 'God', who apparently created the World, everything inside it and around it....   [tags: Papers]

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The Existence of God

- The Existence of God Who is God. A startling question that most people will answer yes to is: Does God exist. Websters Dictionary (Webster's p. 412) defines God as the supreme being, seen as the omnipotent creator and ruler of the universe. Whereas a theologist describes him as God is the infinite and perfect spirit in whom all things have their source, support, and end. (Thiessen p. 55) Whatever the case the statistics from Multipoll CGI on the internet show that 86 percent believe that God exists....   [tags: Papers]

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Religion and the Existence of God

- Religion and the Existence of God The existence of God has been questioned since the beginning of time. Religions thrived on answering the unanswerable questions of the universe and people were able to find solace in the answers. As science has expanded and been able to answer these questions with natural, as opposed to supernatural answers, many people stopped looking to God and religion for the causes of things and started looking towards science. God was dead, according to many scientists and people of all professions....   [tags: Papers]

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The Design Argument for the Existence of God

- The Design Argument for the Existence of God The basis and structure towards the Design Argument is all about a creator and designer whom set things and planned everything to be the way it is today. Unlike the cosmological argument, the Design Argument is a lot simpler to understand and has simple steps towards it. The main point that the Design Argument claims is the fact that everything in nature seems to be put together in just the right manner suggests that an intelligent designer was responsible for its creation....   [tags: Papers]

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The Design Argument For The Existence Of God

- The Design Argument For The Existence Of God This argument is also called the teleological argument, it argues that the universe did not come around by mere chance, but some one or something designed it. This thing was God. This argument is a prosteriori because the observation of the natural world is taken into the mind to conclude that there is a designer. The belief that the universe was designed by God was triggered by things like the four seasons; summer, spring, autumn and winter, that change through the year....   [tags: Papers]

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The Existence of Terrorism Throughout History

- The Existence of Terrorism Throughout History   The history of terrorism can’t be traced back to a certain time or date.  However, there has been a great history in the terrorism timeline.  Whether they have been foreign attacks or domestic attacks the United States have been through them all.  A bloody and gruesome history is about to unraveled.  If one were to talk about the first act of terrorism you might have to take Adam and Eve for example.  Seriously if condemning the rest of the human race to a mortal life isn’t consider a terrorism I wouldn’t know what is.  Terrorism was never really documented for a long time because no one knew how to define it.  I guess one could say the destr...   [tags: Journalistic Essays]

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Investigating the Existence of Global Warming

- Investigating the Existence of Global Warming Evidence For: Evidence Against: · Methane Increasing Levels of atmospheric methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, have risen 145% in the last 100 years. Methane is derived from sources such as rice paddies, bovine flatulence, bacteria in bogs and fossil fuel production. · Peculiar Weather Recently, young people in Vietnam noticed strange white stuff covering the fields. They had never seen snow before. It is the coldest spell in the country for 20 years....   [tags: Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases]

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Human Existence And Human Nature

- The history of humans and how the species was created is a timeless topic of debate. There are many different theories explaining existence. Some individuals believe in supernatural powers while other individuals believe in scientific theories. However, even though the debate is infinite and inevitable, humans have been able to continue studying and researching human nature. In my opinion, there is a definite relationship between human existence and human nature. Individuals have developed their own perspectives which affect their life and understanding....   [tags: Meaning of life, Religion, Personal life]

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Sartre and the Meaning of Human Existence

- Where the Meaning of Human Existence is Located According to Sartre The word philosophy comes from Greek and literally means "love of wisdom." The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines philosophy as "a critical study of fundamental beliefs and the grounds for them." Both explanations of philosophy are correct and concrete. The meaning of human existence has no such concrete answer, but in this paper we will examine where Sartre believes it to be. Sartre's existentialism is a philosophy, which deals with man....   [tags: Sartre's Existentialism, Philosophy]

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Descartes ' Argument For The Existence Of God

- Descartes’ Argument for the Existence of God In Descartes’ second meditation, he offers up an argument for Defective Nature Doubt that brings forth the idea that we can’t be certain of anything we perceive being actual and real (153). Descartes thinks that there is a possibility that we are constantly being deceived due to the fact that we don’t know, with perfect certainty, know where our ideas originate from (154). He tries to describe a method in order to dispel this Defective Nature Doubt by giving an argument for the existence of God....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Human, Existence]

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Gender Identification And Expression Of Human Existence

- The most evident pillar of human existence is the unrelenting and quenchless desire to discover the unknown and uncover the mysteries of reality. In the past century, humans have figured out how to fly, walked on the moon, and begun to use phrases like “gigabits per second” and “nuclear fusion.” The question of if we will figure it out was altered to when will we figure it out, and it seemed like nothing was out of reach for human discernment. For all of these reasons, it is arguably poetic that the one thing it seems we cannot interpret is ourselves....   [tags: Transgender, Gender, Nature versus nurture]

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Multicultural Psychology Is An Aspect Of Human Existence

- “Diversity is an aspect of human existence that cannot be eradicated by terrorism or war or self-consuming hatred. It can only be conquered by recognizing and claiming the wealth of values it represents for all (Aberjhani, 2007).” Over the last 30 years, multicultural counseling has developed tremendously. As America becomes more ethnically diverse, counselors have recognized that clients are dissimilar, firstly by their cultural temperament and secondly by the nature of their troubles. Multicultural psychology is the methodical study of all facets of social behavior as it transpires in surroundings where persons of different cultural backgrounds come across each other....   [tags: Race, Ethnic group, Miscegenation, Nation]

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Human Science And Its Impact On Human Life And Existence

- Nursing is healthcare associated profession which is concern with the wellbeing of clients to help manage and subsequently restore people back to their perfect or most favorable level of health and well-being. Human Science is an aspect of research dedicated to the study of the meaning and experiences that governs human life and existence. Human science is a stem of a broader term known as a Humanism. Humanism can be explained as the prioritization of human needs, values and interests. Humanism also involves theory and enquiry of issues associated with humans and makes the ideas of supernatural, divine being irrelevant....   [tags: Nursing, Human, Interpersonal relationship]

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Tropical Rainforests : Global Ecosystem And Human Existence

- Tropical rainforest covers only a relatively small proportion of our planet, and yet it is considered to be one of the most significant ecosystems, and its loss through deforestation and burning is considered to be of global importance. Explain why. Introduction Tropical rainforests are highly important to the global ecosystem and human existence in the world. Occupying only 6% of the earth’s land areas, tropical rainforests sustain 10-50 million species, which is over half of the world’s biodiversity, far higher than biodiversity in sub-tropical, temperate, and boreal ecosystems (IUCN, 2006)....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Photosynthesis, Oxygen, Earth]

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Political Violence Is Not Illegitimate But Part Of The Human Existence

- The definition of political violence is ‘violence [that is] outside of state control that is political motivated’ (O’Neil 2011, par. 1). One way to study political violence is to interpret the way a group participates in collective action to solve political dilemmas, and why groups choose violence as a means to achieve their political goals. As P. Schmid Alex wrote, “conflict itself is not illegitimate but part of the human existence and can be a positive mechanism of social and political change” (Schmid 2004, 199)....   [tags: Terrorism, Laws of war, Definition of terrorism]

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Ian Mcewan 's The On The Fragile Equilibrium Of Human Existence

- Alongside a plot that deals with a series of unhappy events, Ian McEwan’s Atonement explores the concept of reality in the fragile equilibrium of human existence. McEwan’s mastery of narration helps to shape his reader’s comprehension that reality is subjective. McEwan’s employment of shifting focalization and presentation of a single event approached from several character perspectives and use of both third and first person narration all contribute to this conclusion. The first three parts of Atonement are written in third person limited omniscient narration....   [tags: Novel, Fiction, Atonement, Grammatical person]

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Human Nature And Nature 's Existence

- For the entirety of art’s existence, it has reflected the ideas and interactions of the human. Nature, being humans first and permanent acquaintance, is inherently every present throughout all of art’s history. Capturing the relationship between humans and nature is the most prevalent of themes in art and media. There are an endless supply of this visual record, preserved in modern times through the use of photography, restoration, and museums. Currently on display at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, California, two specific pieces – Mu, by Okura Jiro, and Traveling deep in the mountains, by an unknown Yuan/Ming dynasty artist – highlight the history of human and nature’s relationship...   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Nature, Panel painting]

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The Existence Of A Human Being Is Like A Wild River

- Our future The existence of a human being is like a wild river, we know where starts but we do not know what course will be taking, or where will be ending. For the most part, each individual is born with a “life path” that based on their socioeconomic status and cultural background will dictate their success or failure in life. The one thing that all human beings have in common regardless of socioeconomic status is their life-span, everyone has a beginning and an end. Each person undergoes the same process, they require extra help and support during the first and last years of their life....   [tags: Retirement, Old age, Gerontology]

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Analysis Of Eliade 's Human Existence And Sanctified Life And Smith 's Black Liberal Protestants

- In this paper, I will evaluate the tensions outlined in Eliade’s Human Existence and Sanctified Life and Smith’s Black Liberal Protestants, and Black Religious Nationalism between a transcendent religious realm and secularized human pursuits. I will then discuss how I would apply these analytical concerns to contemporary American political activities. In African American Protestants, Political Activism, and “Liberal” Redemptive Hopes, R. Drew Smith speaks about how America’s political system draws so heavily on Christian symbolism that the two realms are virtually inseparable....   [tags: African American, Black people, Nationalism]

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Wars Based On Religion And Religion

- In this world, we have countries and religions that try to control the minds of humans. Both countries and religions, try to enforce humans to believe in whatever it is that they want us to believe in. What would this world be like if there were no countries or religions “Imagine there’s no countries . . . And no religion too.” (Lennon 0:59-1:20) that set a boundary or a limit on the many options that we have when exploring the world , in order to come up with our own personal beliefs, independently....   [tags: Religion, Human, God, Existence]

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`` A Riddle Unto ' By Von Balthasar

- The life of each human being is a mystery. The only thing that we know for sure is that we are all going to die at some point in our lives and that everything that happens in between, from the moment that we are born to the moment we die, is uncertain. Many of the readings from Von Balthasar help us understand this mystery, of what it is to be a human being and that there could be something beyond ourselves that gives meaning to our lives. Of all of the readings, there were four passages that stood out to me: “A Riddle unto Itself”, “Course through Time”, “Man and Woman” and “Marriage – Event and Institution”....   [tags: Meaning of life, Personal life, Human, Existence]

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The 's As I Lay Dying

- It is evident in Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying that both of the Bundren women, in their own way, reject typical social norms for women in the south. Firstly there is the common theme of maternity in As I Lay Dying, both Addie and Dewey Dell have to face motherhood, although neither is taken with the idea, Addie refers to to the children as “violating [her] aloneness”(172) while Dewey Dell repeatedly attempts to get an abortion throughout the novel. Motherhood would make life unmistakably harder for Dewey Dell, and Addie when given the chance, reflects upon how maternity changed her “when I knew that I had Cash, I knew that living was terrible and that this was the answer to it”(171), but further...   [tags: Existence, Ontology, Human sexuality, Pregnancy]

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Meditations in First Philosophy

- Rene Descartes was born in 1596. At the age of 10, he began school at College Henri IV. Descartes received a classical education at College Henri IV and learned many subjects, including math, at the Jesuit institution. Many years later, he received his baccalaureate and licentiate degrees in law and then joined the army of Prince Maurice of Nassau. Descartes never served combat, but he did have a life changing moment while in the army. While meditating about the uncertainty and disunity of knowledge, he had an epiphany about how he could make knowledge more certain and unified, such as mathematics....   [tags: human nature,god's existence,rene descartes]

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The Existence Of The Earth

- The existence of the earth has been here billions of years ago. All of the natural resources and the hidden secrets remain unknown until a biotic being discovers them. Time passes, and Homo sapiens, casually known as humans, have inhabited the earth. During the billions of years, the evolution of humanity is increasing, which is evident in the several innovations that exist to this day. Closing in the present age, the human population expands exponentially and more people are using the natural resources that come from the earth....   [tags: Human, World population, Earth, World]

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Meaning Of Existence As Taught By The Perception Of Language

- Meaning of Existence as Taught By The Perception of Language Can language on it’s own define the meaning of human existence. Murray argues that language itself cannot know what it means to exist, yet Shakespeare uses his language to directly define what the meaning of life is and how to be successful in this lifetime. However, is it possible that both of these poets are correct in regards to their own viewpoints. Murray was born into the postmodernist period and felt he wasn’t able to use language to define the meaning of existence, but Shakespeare, having lived in a simple period of time, was able to use language to define the meaning of the simple life he experienced....   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Human, Philosophy of life]

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The Question of God’s Existence

- God is defined as “the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshipped as creator and ruler of the universe” (“God”). I find it highly unlikely that God exists because if God is perfect in power and perfect in goodness then why are so many human attributes given to god: A perfect being would be one without emotions such as anger, hate, jealousy, sadness, and happiness to influence their decisions (“God”). I believe it stems from people’s innate sense to belong and be loved due to the evolution of society....   [tags: Scientific Theories, Human Creation]

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The Existence Of The Institution Of Government

- In the first section of “Government” political theorist James Mill attempts to answer the question regarding the existence of the institution of government, as he believes that despite the abundance of literature regarding this topic, only few principles are well-established. Mill states that the reason for this is incorrect analysis, and existence of only a generalised conception, leading to endless disputes especially when deliberated upon. Mill begins by stating that government is primarily a means to an end, the latter being described variedly, such as Locke’s “the public good,” and the utilitarian principle “the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers,” which he believes are fair,...   [tags: Political philosophy, John Locke, Human]

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Rene Descartes 's Philosophy On The Existence Of God

- Rene Descartes was born in La Haye in France in March 31, 1596. He was a mathematician, an scientific thinker, and an meta-physician. Descartes was the first major philosopher in the modern era. His views about knowledge, certainty, and relationship between mind and body have been very influential. Being a devout Catholic, Descartes, undeniably believed in God. He believed that the existence of God could be proved via reason. In this paper I will discuss what Descartes provided as a proof for existence of God....   [tags: Ontology, Metaphysics, Theology, Existence]

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The Existence Of God 's Existence

- The existence of God has been an ongoing question that almost everyone has been searching for an answer.Back in the day when the idea of God was the centre of everyones conversation , Philosophers/Scientist began to argue of God’s existence and what God was like.With little knowledge and evidence to study whether God was real or not people came to realize that after years and years there was just not enough to justify either side which is why one should keep an open mind on topics like this.Our minds are still developing and there are such complex things out there that one day we hope to find a definite answer for.There is going to be objections that discuss on why other philosophers don '...   [tags: Existence, God, Theology, Logic]

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The Argument For The Existence Of God

- The argument for the existence of God contains moral arguments that form a family of diverse facts and opinions. There are many arguments disproving His existence. And there are many arguments proving them wrong. Both are quite interesting for the fact that they both contain concrete proof that required attention to essentially all important philosophical issues dealing with metaethics and they’re important because of their prominence in popular arguments for religious belief. Most ordinary people feel as though religion is providing a foundation for morality; however, if someone believes that morality is objective or requires an explanation of some sort, then the moral argument of God’s exi...   [tags: Existence, Ontology, Theology]

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William Paley 's View On The Existence Of God

- William Paley presents a comparison between a stone and a watch to prove his remarks and beliefs concerning the existence of God. He introduces a scenario of himself walking on the beach and bumping into a stone then reflecting verses a scenario of stumbling upon a watch. Starting in Chapter One, Paley explains multiple arguments towards the examination of the watch while the stone would be neglected and believed to have preexisted. He says; “ ignorance of this kind exalts our opinion of the unseen and unknown artists’s skiff, if he be unseen and unknown, but raises no doubt in our minds of the existence and agency of such an artist” (I....   [tags: Existence, Ontology, Existence of God]

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The Ontological Argument For The Existence Of God

- In Meditation V, Descartes presents what is now considered the Ontological argument for the existence of God. Descartes claims that as the idea of a “supremely perfect being [God], is one which I find within me just as surely as the idea of any shape or number”, the essence of this idea itself is evidence of God, as for something to be perfect it must exist. Of course, this argument is open to many attacks from those such as Aquinas, Kant, Leibniz, Gaunilo and Hume. Furthermore, Descartes undermines himself with his previous meditations, for instance, in Meditation II, he claims we must question “what is reasonable”, as we do not already know....   [tags: Ontology, Existence, Metaphysics, Logic]

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Notes On Existence Of God

- PID : 720528846 PHIL 101 PAPER 2 Existence of God Descartes often referred to as the “Father of Modern Philosophy” acquired his status by methods of reasoning to attain knowledge through one of his most influential philosophical writings Meditations on First Philosophy. One of the most pronounced and skeptical pieces from the mediations is Meditation III: “Of God: that He exist” where he tries to prove the existence of God, and his existence through God. I will be examining Descartes’ proof through its premises and conclusion as well as explain my reasoning for agreeing with the argument on the existence of God....   [tags: Ontology, Existence, Metaphysics, Truth]

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God 's Existence Of God

- God’s existence has been doubted for centuries upon centuries. It has been the topic of discussion by many researchers and scholars. From a philosophy line of sight, there are two main areas from where this argument originates from. The first is the epistemology, and the second is the ontology. Epistemology refers to the knowledge of theory, while ontology refers to the state of nature in which human’s operate from. Until established incorrect David Hume is a logician who has by no means believed that God exists....   [tags: Ontology, Existence, Metaphysics, Logic]

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The Ontological Argument For The Existence Of God

- One of the most intriguing and admittedly baffling arguments for the existence of God is the ontological argument. It was developed by St Anselm in the 11th century, and the reason said argument is considered unique is because it is an a priori argument rather than an a posteriori argument , which most other arguments for the existence of God tend to take form. It attempts to prove the existence of God, not through any physical evidence, but rather by claiming that the very definition of God is proof enough of his existence; that he is an underlying truth in much the same way mathematical truths are inherently known....   [tags: Ontology, Ontological argument, Existence, God]

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The Existence Of God By Perception, Testimony, Or Observation Of Specific Events

- Is there support for the existence of God by perception, testimony, or observation of specific events here on earth. Trying to justify God’s existence is the most complex work. Conclude something or discover everything about God, is proving that he fits in our understanding that is absolutely limited. There are always two sides when the subject is the existence of God; Ones who believe in his existence, and other who does not believe in it. Both sides want to prove or find possible justifications to defend their beliefs....   [tags: God, Existence, Existence of God, Omnipotence]

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The Ontological Argument For God 's Existence

- Intro Throughout this essay, a question will present itself as to if the ontological argument can be accepted. To accomplish the task at hand, we shall analyze; firstly, the ontological argument from both Anselm and Descartes. Secondly, we shall discuss the argument for the existence of Fido, and why it does and does not look reasonable (which will answer (i)). Afterwards, questions (ii) and (iii) will be answered, followed by a rejection of the ontological argument from Gaunilo, and then an argument in the defence of the ontological argument from the Internet....   [tags: Metaphysics, Ontology, Existence, Reality]

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Existence of God

- In the “Suma Theologica,” by Saint Thomas Aquinas, Aquinas combines the doctrines of Christianity with Aristotelian philosophy, through the assertion that as a result of observation, utilization of the senses, and an empirical mindset, one can substantiate the existence of God. Aquinas holds the conception that in the quest for God’s existence, philosophy and theology are interwoven together and both play complementary roles. He infuses numerous theological doctrines, mainly from Saint Augustine, alongside Aristotelian ideals such as, the first mover, to corroborate his argument for the existence of God....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Suma Theologica]

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The Existence Of The Soul

- Among the wide range of controversial concepts, one of the most prominent theories in the field of philosophy and perhaps religion as well, is the question of whether or not the existence of a conscious being or rather the ‘soul’ is a valid ideology. Plato, Socrates and Descartes believed in the existence of a spiritual essence when a body ceases to exist allowing there to be a sense of the afterlife. There are two distinct theories that conflict with this issue of the afterlife known as, materialism and dualism (Vivaessay.org, 2016)....   [tags: Mind, Philosophy of mind, Ontology, Materialism]

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The Existence of Myths

- Human society basically need to seek for sufficient psychological fulfilment. In order to achieve this fulfilment, myths are made as projections of people's deep unconscious will (ex 1. 4). Jung found a fact that myths frequently repeat themselves similarly, even in different parts of the world, which leads him into a conclusion that there are inherited insights in people's unconscious minds (ex 1. 1). These corresponding notions that people have in their mind is further called as collective unconscious (ex 1....   [tags: society, science, spirituality]

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Human Rights And The Rights Discourse

- Various approaches have been taken to respond to questions of human rights’ universality, that they are ‘by definition universal and everyone has exactly the same rights, no exceptions.’ While not a single answer has been agreed upon, this essay will argue that human rights are universal in principle, yet relativist interpretations may affect the perception and adoption of human rights in different contexts. There will be three main sections. The first section addresses the concept of human rights exploring the process of ideas’ formulation and development....   [tags: Human rights]

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Sartre 's Philosophy Of Existence

- One of Sartre’s philosophy is the idea of “existence precedes essence”. In order to understand what this proposal means, we need to define “existence” and “essence”. In my opinion, “existence” is the presence of things, the part that identifies us as who we are, while “essence” is the nature part, the blueprint, the description that we were born. Thus, the Sartre’s philosophy of “existence precedes essence”, in my interpretation, states that we, human first exist and then determine our essence by means of choices and actions....   [tags: Existentialism, Philosophy of life, Ontology]

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The Existence Of Evil : God Is Omnipotent

- What is omnipotence. The literal meaning of the word “omnipotence” is the quality of having unlimited or very great power. People, who claim to have a religion, believe that God is omnipotent, that is, he is all powerful, and all knowing. However, the existence of evil in the world despite God being Omnipotent challenges this attribute of the God and raises question on his unlimited power. This contradiction gives rise to the argument which is described in the J.L Mackie’s article as problem of evil: God is omnipotent, God is wholly good, and yet evil exists....   [tags: God, Good and evil, Evil, Problem of evil]

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God Is The Existence Of God

- Many question what we cannot see, and for many that is the existence of God. Just because we cannot see God does that not make him real. We cannot see love, but we feel the effects just as we feel the effects of the power of God. To understand truly understand faith you must consider the complexity of faith. There is faith in which we have in people meaning we have complete trust in another human. Then, there is faith in religion, which my primarily focus is faith in God. “Because human beings are finite and God is infinite, the gap between humans and God cannot be bridged by human reason....   [tags: Charles Darwin, Evolution, Natural selection]

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Revelation Of The True Existence Of God

- Revelation is the attribute of the divine knowledge of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, the God of the universe. Thus, shaping the true existence of the Lord, has had many who has debated on His existences. But, nevertheless, God is who He say He is (Exodus 3:14), there is special revelation found in non-traditional Christian teachings. Although, some scholars has their different viewpoints on general and special revelation. Whereas there are many forms of revelation that has been discovered in the Religion and Philosophy of theology studies....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, Judaism, Islam]

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The Perception Of The Human Consciousness

- Could a being other than human consciousness ever attain the status of the for-itself. Is the for-itself, as freedom of consciousness, restricted only to human consciousness. Can consciousness in the sense of Sartre’s for-itself ever be attributed to other sentient mammals that are capable of expressing their intelligence, such as cetaceans. Sartre does not explicitly formulate restrictive associations between the for-itself and human beings, but there are also no implications that any other (animal) intelligence could ever attain this status of for-itself as freedom of consciousness....   [tags: Human, Thought, Mammal, Consciousness]

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The Best Decision Of The Human Race

- The Best Decision of the Human Race The human race is a rare species that is knowing for evolving to fit its surroundings in order to survive and live for a long period of time. Thought years we have seen humans becoming highly more intelligent as a group when times get tough and change is necessary in order to keep extinction from happening. Some may argue that humans today are the final product of trial and error, with a lifestyle that compares to no other in human history. The adoption of a hunting-gathering society to agriculture shows how human beings make a change for the better....   [tags: Agriculture, Human, Personal life]

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The Impact Of Globalization On Human Rights

- The effects of Globalization has created the need for international cooperation in the interest of protecting individuals human rights around the globe. This has lead to the existence of multiple international organizations, who’s primary aims are focused on improving the rights of every individual around the world. United Nations The United Nations (UN) established in San Fransico in 1945, was founded by leaders from around the world, to replace the League of Nations which had failed its primary purpose of preventing the Second World War....   [tags: United Nations, Human rights]

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Forbidden Archeology : The Origin Of Human Civilization

- When people think of the history or the timeline of human existence, they reference back to the theory of “mainstream science,” which indicates that the human civilization began approximately 6,000 years ago. Which brings into question, what about the time before that. Were there other homo sapiens like us living on Earth. Archeologists, geologists, and historians who attempt to comprehend human antiquity have conducted research on their ideology of human origin. Professionals refer to this as Forbidden Archeology....   [tags: Human, Human evolution, Anthropology, Archaeology]

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The Role Of Innovative Human Resource Management

- Ashok Som (2008) , the study examined that the role of innovative Human Resource Management (HRM) practices and specifically questions how HRM practices, such as the role of HR department, recruitment, retraining and redeployment, performance appraisal and compensation, enhance corporate performance during the change process. A multiple-respondent survey of 69 Indian organizations was undertaken to study the impact of innovative HRM practices on firm performance. The study found that the innovative recruitment and compensation practices have a positive significant relationship with firm performance....   [tags: Human resource management, Human resources]

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Challenges Facing Human Resource Professionals

- Challenges Human Resource Professionals face in meeting the needs of the contemporary Workforce “In the War for Talent”. In recent times, Human Resource Professional has faced a growing number of challenges in responding to the needs of the contemporary workforce and attempting to win “The War for Talent”. These include globalisation, increasing workplace diversity, technological change and an aging workforce among others. This essay will attempt to show that the three most pressing concerns the Human Resources Professional faces today in satisfying the needs of the contemporary workforce are those, of addressing skill gaps, ensuring employee wellbeing and adapting to increased workplace div...   [tags: Human resource management, Human resources]

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Human Trafficking Is A Global Epidemic

- Human trafficking is a global epidemic that affects every country (Winterdyk, Perrin, & Reichel, 2012, p. 34). Billions of dollars are made each year through the enslavement of people. Even though the United Nations has established has an international protocol to combat human trafficking, some countries choose not to adhere to the policy (Winterdyk, Perrin, & Reichel, 2012, p. 1). Thailand is one country that does very little to address the crime of human trafficking. Thailand is a country located in Southeast Asia and is considered to be a source, transit point, and designation country for human trafficking....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Thailand, Slavery]

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Human Nature : Humans And Humans

- In order to say that humanity is a cohesive species there needs to be more tying it together then simply biology. There needs to be a common core among the species as a whole. This common core defines the way that the species behaves, what motivates them, how they feel, and their characteristics. This commonality among humans is known as human nature. Throughout this paper I will discuss what human nature is, what it means to go against human nature, and whether a common human nature actually exists....   [tags: Human, Meaning of life, Religion, Humans]

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The Threat Of Human Rationality

- The epistemic threat of human rationality emphasizes the existence of the shoddy software hypothesis, yet the optimistic look on humanity about situational rationality exists to counter it. However, I will argue that despite the optimistic view humans are not rational due to the conditions that are deemed necessary for human rationality.] The heuristics and biases research towards human rationality expresses that humans are not rational because completely arbitrary factors influence an individual’s reasoning....   [tags: Thought, Human, Natural selection, Mind]

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Sin And The Human Condition

- Man has always struggled to find meaning and fulfilment in a broken world. He searches in many places yet each explanation he receives seems to fall short. An explanation for this phenomenon can be found in two specific definitions: one on Sin and one on the Human Condition. These definitions not only lay out why mankind attempts to look for purpose but also explain common reactions to a lack of existence and meaning The definition of Sin in question is “the wilful and deliberate effort to displace God and usurp His authority and prerogatives.” In essence, Sin is rejecting God’s sovereignty over the human life....   [tags: Meaning of life, Human, Philosophy of life]

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The History of the Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God

- Early elements of the Cosmological Argument were developed by the world renowned philosophers Plato and Aristotle between the years 400 and 200 BC (Boeree). Medieval philosopher Saint Thomas Aquinas expanded upon their ideas in the late 13th Century when he wrote, “The Five Ways.” Since then the Cosmological Argument has become one of the most widely accepted and criticized arguments for the existence of God. My objective in this paper is to explain why the Cosmological Argument is a reasonable argument for the existence of God, the importance of understanding that it is an inductive a posteriori argument, and defend my position against common opposing arguments....   [tags: Cosmological Argument, religion]

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