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Response to Movie Ethnic Notions

- Response to Movie "Ethnic Notions" The movie 'Ethnic Notions' describes different ways in which African-Americans were presented during the 19th and 20th centuries. It traces and presents the evolution of the rooted stereotypes which have created prejudice towards African-Americans. This documentary movie is narrated to take the spectator back to the antebellum roots of African-American stereotypical names such as boy, girl, auntie, uncle, Sprinkling Sambo, Mammy Yams, the Salt and Pepper Shakers, etc....   [tags: ethnic Notions Film Movie Essays]

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Notions of Belonging

- Belonging, whether to people or place is fundamental to our needs and it is this need to feel connected which is timeless and is what ultimately creates a sense of security and individuality. It is through this that individuals also gain acceptance within a community or culture and empowers oneself both at a personal and collaborative level. However with these positive notions of belonging inevitably come consequences of not belonging. In Peter Skrzynecki’s poems “Feliks Skrzynecki” and “St Patrick’s College”, Khaled Hosseini novel “The Kite Runner” and Peter Weir’s film “Dead Poets Society” the use of literary and filmic techniques are used to address such notions of belonging and the resul...   [tags: Study, Film/Literary Analysis]

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Notions of Freedom

- Notions of freedom and captivity abound in the writings of Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman. As contemporaries both men wrote much on the issue of slavery in the United States, Frederick Douglass’s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass depicts his quest for freedom from captivity. Walt Whitman celebrates the freedom he sees as inherent in America through his verse. The work of both, however, can be seen to have been captive to political considerations of the period. According to Carl Martin Lindner, “Freedom is central to Whitman’s vision of life – the artistic life, the individual life, and the life of the society.” The notion that freedom is intrinsic to American life is a centra...   [tags: captivity, Whitman, Frederick]

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The Notions of Justice in The Republic and Antigone

- Within two classical works of philosophical literature, notions of justice are presented plainly. Plato’s The Republic and Sophocles’ Antigone both address elements of death, tyranny and immorality, morality, and societal roles. These topics are important elements when addressing justice, whether in the societal representation or personal representation. Antigone uses the concept of death in many ways when unfolding the tragic story of Antigone and her rebellion. The most obvious way is how death is used as a form of capital punishment and justice against state-dubbed criminals and wrongdoers....   [tags: creon, justice, morality, plato]

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Heteronormartive Notions of Gender

- Heteronormartive notions of gender create challenges and issues that require a complex process of resolving gender inequalities. In particular, one of the challenges is resolving the inequalities that are reinforced by male and female gender norms. The notion of gender creates a dichotomy in male and female roles. Through socialization processes, we learn to identify specific behaviours as 'masculine' or 'feminine', and boys and girls are taught to perform and display these traits, which become a dominant part of their identities....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Overcoming Notions and Finding Identity

- The poem "Woman" by Nikki Giovanni tells a story of a female who straggles to fuse together her need for self actualization and empowerment, with the socially instilled in her notion about her role as a female, and with the notion that she needs to have a man in her life to achieve what she wants. At the end of her struggles she instead chooses to be a "Woman" - a separate entity who does not require a man, - and she discovers that that is "all / right"(22,23). Through the act of becoming a "Woman", a wholly independent opposite to a man, yet his equal, she relinquishes her notions regarding her role as a mare female, and empowers herself to achieve her goals without a man....   [tags: Poetry]

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Notions of Masculinities and Their Influence on Young Male Suicide

- Globally, there is a growing trend; some may even suggest an epidemic of youth suicide. However, it is more notable to mention, it is an increase in young male suicide compared to all other suicide that is troublesome. Over the past 30 years in Australia, suicide rates for the male age range of 15-24 years old has steadily increased and now accounts for 20% of one in five of all deaths in this age range. (Australian Government, 2007). However, Australia isn’t alone in this trend, youth suicide is among the first to third leading killer of young people, especially males, in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and many Western European countries (Gruber, 2001) Additionally, suicide is the s...   [tags: psychology, sociology, behavioral science]

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Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs: Reinforcing Preconceived Notions

- Ominous, monolithic wooden doors, slanted backwards to accentuate their apparent height, swing slowly and automatically outward, beckoning the carefully counted herd of visitors into a darkened room lit only with eerie blue light trickling out of hieroglyphic sconces. Doors close behind, the lights dim - so begins the visitor’s journey among the treasures of ancient Egypt. Each visitor’s Egyptian immersion, however, started long before entering the “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” exhibit at the San Francisco De Young museum....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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Different Notions of Home Obtained in The Odyssey by Homer

- ... As a result, Poseidon curses Odysseus never to return home. Due to this curse set on Odysseus by Poseidon, Odysseus faces many obstacles and challenges that impede him from ever reaching home, which is what he deeply longs for. Throughout this fantastic journey, Odysseus constantly refers to his deep desire to return home to his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus. Several of times Odysseus repeats this extreme desire to return home however, it takes him about twenty years to be able to accomplish this....   [tags: journey, film, spaceship]

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A Nation State Is A Term Composed Of Two Key Notions

- A Nation State is a term composed of two key notions: “nation” and “state”. A nation is defined as a community of people with comparable cultural, ethnic and historical backgrounds who domicile in defined international borders and have some form of recognised governing body which overseas the nation. It is important to note that the word “nation” refers only to a socio-cultural entity, a group of people that share culture, language and traditions. The concept doesn’t necessarily embody the formal political organisations, such as countries....   [tags: Nation, Nationalism, Sovereignty, Nation state]

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A Comparison of Contemporary American Notions of Happiness to the Epicurean View

- People who are viewed as happy in our culture today are also seen as being rich, having a loving family, and a great occupation. Our society is attracted to material things, rather than spiritual ones. Can a person who does not have many possessions and an elevated social position still live a happy life. Epicurus believed that each one of us could achieve true happiness, and our only problem is that we stubbornly search for it in all the wrong places. Epicurus states that we only need three things to be happy besides the essentials needed for survival: friends, freedom, and an analyzed life....   [tags: Happiness Essays]

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Understanding the Notions of Communication and Culture

- The notion of culture and communication are important in understanding society and further comprehend its problems. Different theoretical paradigms of mass culture and mass media are never coequal viewing the matter antagonistically with another. Some theoretical approach regards the notion of communication positively whereas other considers it as having a negative impact on culture. Three of the most significant theoretical ideas on the subject are the liberal-democratic, Althusserian and governmental approaches in viewing mass communication and its impact on mass culture....   [tags: mass communication, theoretical paradigms]

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Grey's Anatomy and Notions of Truth

- The notion of truth is explored in everyday life as well as constructed through theoretical situations such as television dramas. Through the exploration of the representation of certain topics concerned with psychology the notion of truth can be explored ultimately answering the question “How is the notion of truth portrayed?”. Although “Grey’s Anatomy” is known for its scandals, and medical plot, there is also a fair amount of psychology involved in the characterization, and in the cases in which the doctors are involved....   [tags: philosophy, ontology, TV drama]

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Perth artists, Lia McKnight and Steven Armitstead and the notions of perception and representation

- Our knowledge of the past acts as a backdrop to our present existence. It is a legacy left, our story. It is also the present that acts as a framework, which allows us to interpret this legacy, creating a potentially malleable history through a process of knowledge production, reception and interpretation. It is here the museum becomes a site providing a particular structure for looking at “culture”, a view of our past though the lens of the present. In the collaborative works of Perth artists, Lia McKnight and Steven Armitstead, their joint practices explore these notions of perception and representation....   [tags: Art Analysis]

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Third Meditation, by Rene Descartes

- In the Third Meditation, Descartes forms a proof for the existence of God. He begins by laying down a foundation for what he claims to know and then offers an explanation for why he previously accepted various ideas but is no longer certain of them. Before he arrives at the concept of God, Descartes categorizes ideas and the possible sources that they originate from. He then distinguishes between the varying degrees of reality that an idea can possess, as well as the cause of an idea. Descartes proceeds to investigate the idea of an infinite being, or God, and how he came to acquire such an idea with more objective reality than he himself has....   [tags: God, Exploring Notions]

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Women in Video Games

- Women in Video Games In the beginning, according to some, there was Adam and Eve. The story is a familiar one. It is taught to churchgoers from an early age. However, the tale of genesis and paradise bears a deeper meaning concerning the roles of its principle characters. Think of Adam. He was created in God’s image, and is the default model upon which the rest of humanity is based. Think of Eve. She was created as an after-thought, using Adam’s rib, and is of lesser importance and strength. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, it is Eve who gives in to temptation and gets the both of them thrown out of paradise....   [tags: patriarchal notions, stereotypes]

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Investigate notions of sisters and sisterhood within Top Girls

- Investigate notions of sisters and sisterhood within Top Girls In Act 1 the women at the dinner party, speak of their suffering in the past, but they all relate to Marlene and to each other as a sisterhood of the present, even though the women represent contemporary figures supposedly alive in the early 1980’s in England. Lady Nijo and Pope Joan are similar in that they both had babies in difficult situations, and both stood up for their rights as women. The portrayal of these women contrasts with the traditional and ‘classical’ representation of women in plays....   [tags: English Literature]

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Notions of Selflessness in Sartrean Existentialism and Theravadin Buddhism

- Notions of Selflessness in Sartrean Existentialism and Theravadin Buddhism ABSTRACT: In this essay I examine the relationship between Sartre's phenomenological description of the "self" as expressed in his early work (especially Being and Nothingness) and elements to be found in some approaches to Buddhism. The vast enormity of this task will be obvious to anyone who is aware of the numerous schools and traditions through which the religion of Buddhism has manifested itself. In order to be brief, I have decided to select specific aspects of what is commonly called the Theravadin tradition as being representative of Buddhist philosophy....   [tags: Buddhism Sartre Essays]

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Challenging the Notions of Loyalty in State of War by Thomas Conlan

- ... Depending on how this word is translated, a phrase such as “battle chusetsu” can come to mean either battle loyalty or battle service. In this case it is actually best translated as battle service, as this and others similar, such as wound chusetsu and the chusetsu of being victorious in a skirmish, are phrases frequently found in a warrior’s petition for reward. The petition for reward is a document including all of the damage a warrior has suffered plus the honorable acts in which he should be rewarded for, such as how many opposing warriors he has killed or taken prisoner....   [tags: samurai, integrity, status]

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Kipling’s Notions of Race in Plain Tales from the Hills

- Kipling’s Notions of Race in Plain Tales from the Hills "No other Western writer has ever known India as Kipling knew it" "nobody can teach you British India better than Rudyard Kipling" "There will always be plenty in Kipling that I will find difficult to forgive; but there is also enough truth in these stories to make them impossible to ignore". Salman Rushdie, "Kipling", from Imaginary Homelands, London: Granta Books, 1991, 74-80. It may be discerned from the quotes displayed above that Rushdie, a writer not renowned for suffering fools gladly, accords Kipling some epistemological superiority....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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John Steinbeck's East of Eden - Confused Notions of Good and Evil

- Confused Notions of Good and Evil in East of Eden East of Eden is an epic novel about individual ethics - whether men and women have the power to choose between good and evil. East of Eden, to be polite, it is not Steinbeck's best novel. Not by a long shot. Steinbeck had wrestled with a moral question and lost. It was as though he had been thinking about life, but not too deeply. "East of Eden" was a third-rate best seller, the story of two American families over three generations, seven decades from the Civil War to World War I, told in a book that confuses us with contradictions, that lacks fictional concentration and that wanders in and around too many themes....   [tags: East Eden Essays]

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Gender-Based Notions of Homoerotic Love: Sappho and Plato’s Symposium

- Gender-Based Notions of Homoerotic Love: Sappho and Plato’s Symposium The poetry of Sappho, and the speeches in Plato’s Symposium both deal primarily with homoerotic love, although Sappho, one of the only female poets in Ancient Greece, speaks from the female perspective, while Plato’s work focuses on the nature of this love between men. There are several fundamental elements that are common to both perspectives, including similar ideals of youth and beauty, and the idea of desire as integral to both views on love....   [tags: Sappho Plato Symposium Essays]

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Defining 'Hope College'

- Hope College is a Christian college. It’s not a secret. There are a lot of preconceived notions about Christian colleges. People say that because Christian colleges only accept Christians into their school, they don’t tolerate people in different walks of life. People have a conception that students at Christian colleges are pious and only attend their specific school because no other school is Christian enough for them. People think that those students don’t care about academics or take their studies seriously; all they care about is being a devout Christian....   [tags: preconcieved notions about Christian colleges]

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Pushing the Boundaries of Experimental Literature

- In his essay, “On Several Obsolete Notions,” Alain Robbe-Grillet criticizes the stable characters, linear plotlines, and calculated content which make up the conventional novel. He argues that a novelist does not need to begin a story with its content in mind rather, “the novelist’s strength is precisely that he invents [...] without a model.” And that “invention and imagination become, at the limit, the very subject of the book” (Robbe-Grillet 32). Robbe-Grillet’s notions of the creative process are true in that a successful novelist may not require a formula to write by; instead he may experiment with language for a chance to reveal new ideas....   [tags: Alain Robbe-Grillet, On Several Obsolete Notions]

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Peculiar Institutions Reconfiguring Notions of Political Participation Through the Narratives of Hannah Crafts and Harriet Jacobs

- Peculiar Institutions Reconfiguring Notions of Political Participation Through the Narratives of Hannah Crafts and Harriet Jacobs In her narrative Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs says, “If the secret memoirs of many members of Congress should be published, curious details would be unfolded” (142). Jacobs here, and throughout her narrative, reveals herself as a political outsider in all possible senses. She does not, herself, know what stories are told in the so-called “secret memoirs” of white, male, empowered politicians....   [tags: Essays on Politics]

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Ideas of the Afterlife

- In the illustration, Death’s Door, published first in 1805 as part of The Grave, William Blake is depicting the transition from this life into the afterlife. (Blake, 2008) Blake represents this transition as going through the door old, sick and feeble and coming out the other side as he was at his prime, a young muscular vibrant man. The illustration is a strong reflection of the Christian idea of life after death or. Blake depicts the move from this life to the next as one which will bring happiness and pleasure to those who pass through it....   [tags: notions of death, religious beliefs]

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The Notion of Domestication

- In order to understand media we must see it as a persistent, permeating, and pervading concept and institution which allows technologies to become part of everyday life, with the notion of Domestication (Silverstone et al. 1992) as a quintessential example of the trends of media following a sequential development towards modernity. Domestication of media is an ongoing process, which seeks to redefine the demarcation between man and technology, encompassing notions of consumption, recontextualisation of the private and public spheres, moral economy, and a new dimension to the multifaceted nature of communication....   [tags: Trends of Media, Development, Modernity]

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Foucauldian Notion and Sexuality

- The very term Sexualit­‘ies’ bursts the notion of sexuality as a monolith institution. It underlines the fact that there is more than one form of sexuality which are often suppressed and constantly marginalised to legitimise and uphold the dominant norm. However I will use the terms ‘Sexuality’ and ‘Sexualities’ as interchangeable in this paper. I will begin by tracing various approaches that have historically been adopted to understand sexuality. Then I will discuss sexuality as a form of desire (transgression of heteronormative ideal) and how the women’s movement in India is conceptualizing it....   [tags: freud, cultural, normative]

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A Notion of Zero in the Philosophy of Aristotle

- A Notion of Zero in the Philosophy of Aristotle ABSTRACT: This article shows that Aristotle created the first notion of a zero in the history of human thought. Since this notion stood in evident contradiction to the basic principles of his metaphysics and logic, he rejected it. The origin and development of mathematical symbols was closely connected with the development of mathematics itself and development of philosophy. It resulted from the fact that philosophy provided the motivation for investigations and creation of adequate and good mathematical symbols....   [tags: Philosophical Math Essays]

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The Notion of God in the Lord of the Rings

- The classic works of apocalyptic literature, such as the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation are inherently religious and centered around God. As a result, most later apocalyptic literature is also religiously centered, with God as the instrumental entity (Shaffer 142). Those who have read J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings remember most vividly the final great battle where evil is overcome in the apocalyptic ending of an age. Tolkien's bit of apocalyptic literature in The Lord of the Rings seems different from traditional religious notions of an apocalypse because the entire epic fantasy seems devoid of religion and any notion of God....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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The notion of Value

- The notion of value is dependent on the direction of value, thus to whom would the text and this line of theorising be valuable. Was Morgenthau writing for the discipline or for state actors and diplomats. Furthermore, is there a link between value and moral standing, in that Morgenthau’s failure to adopt utopianism’s hope for change lost him moral standing and therefore value for the broader society. Carr championed the importance of utopianism and the inherent wish for change which it embodied....   [tags: political realism, utopianism, morgenthau]

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Exploring the Relationship Between Faith and Belief

- One argues that today we have a crisis of belief, not a crisis of faith. To explain this crisis, I will briefly examine the relationship between faith and belief, explain why cultural shift is important to note when trying to understand religious issues, go into detail on the three hallmarks of each of the two cultures by showing how they compare to each other, show how Tillich’s notion of correlation deals with this idea of culture and a crisis of belief, and explain how Marsh’s notion of a “theology of negotiation” (33) fits with Lonergan’s definition and allows him to argue that film can help us raise theological questions....   [tags: Tillich’s Notion of Correlation ]

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Notion of Power in 'Orlando' and 'The Piano'

- The notion of power is presented in various ways in Woolf’s ‘Orlando ‘and Campion’s ‘The Piano’. This essay will compare these two texts and how they show power in different, yet similar ways. The first part of the essay analyzes the basic idea on gender roles of the Victorian and 19th century. The second part analyses Orlando aristocratic background and his ability to inherit riches. This is compared with Orlando as a woman who is unable to inherit. Thirdly, there will be a comparison on Orlando and the Piano, and how the women control the men....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Romantic Notion of a Film Director

- The intention of this essay is to discuss the romantic notion of a film director who has etched their own cinematic vision into the body of their film work, and whether the theory and practice is dead and an infringement of the spectator’s imagination and is it the spectator who finds meaning in the film. I will be closely looking at critical material, primarily André Bazin and Roland Barthes and applying them to several case study films directed by Christopher Nolan including The Following (1998), The Prestige (2006) and Inception (2010), to examine whether Nolan possesses the qualities of an auteur and if so, does that imply an ideological view of what the auteur resembles or an artistic o...   [tags: Film Analysis ]

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Tracing the Notion of Japanese Myths

- Tracing the notion of ‘Japanese myths’ As my thesis deals with the interpretations and commentaries on Japanese myths from Western scholars one would expect me to start with the beginnings of Mythological research in the 19th century Europe, but the more urgent topic in my opinion is the positioning of the Japanese myths at the time the first Japanologist came to the contact with them, a very complex subject reaching as far as the 8th century encompassing the story of a text, its construction, interpretation, reception as well as translation....   [tags: Interpretations, Commentaries]

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The Nature and Notion of Intelligence.

- Every person is different and their intelligence is as unique as they are, no two people share the same intelligence. There is no universal definition attached to intelligence. This is due to the highly debatable topic surrounding the concept of whether there is only one single type of intelligence or if there are multiple intelligences. There are currently two major theories of study being devoted to the nature and notion of intelligence. The thought that intelligence comes from one common factor, otherwise known as the g-factor, is supported by a variety of psychologists including Spearman and Galton....   [tags: multiple intelligence, knowledge]

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Aristotle's Notion on Eudaimonia and Virtue

- In Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics he accounts that humans should make sacrifices and should ultimately aim first and foremost for their own happiness . In the paper I will argue that it is really in a person’s best interest to be virtuous . I will do this by first describing Aristotle’s notion on both eudaimonia and virtue , as well as highlighting the intimate relationship between the two . Secondly I will talk about the human role in society. Thirdly I will describe the intrinsic tie between human actions ....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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The Mysterious Notion of Organized Efficiency

- ... The study briefly evaluates the empirical and normative literature on the boards’ effectiveness of non-profits, proposes a conceptual framework, and examines the results of the study. The data for this study originated from a survey of twelve hundred non-profit organisations, charitable organizations in Canada, the survey was conducted between December 1990 and February 1991. A thirty-one-page questionnaire was sent to the executive directors of the non-profit organizations on the mailing list....   [tags: performance, non-profit, charity]

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Business and the Notion of Ethics

- ... This is a way of helping the needs of the present generations while also looking forward to the needs of the future generations. in the business world today, organisations are not only concerned with profit but also ethical behaviour. Many organisations will have a clearly stated document outlining its ethics and corporate social responsibility, ie, presenting the ‘right’ way to do things. Often these documents outline areas such as the law, ethics, wellbeing of others, environmental factors, and code of conduct....   [tags: organizations, behaviors]

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The Notion of Human Rights

- Human rights are established on the standard of respect for the individual. They are described as the essential liberties which every human holds for the fact that they are human. The notion of human rights developed through changes in thoughts and ideas which evolved during the era of Enlightenment, Protestant Reformation, and the Renaissance (“Human Rights”). The notion of human rights gained traction throughout the world resulting in the adoption of new principles in the 20th century (“Human Rights”)....   [tags: principles emphasized on individuals & groups]

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Boethius Notion of Self-Sufficiency

- “For it is in your power,” says Marcus Aurelius in the Meditation “to retire into yourself whenever you choose”. Struggling to live the virtuous life according to Stoic philosophy, the roman emperor wrote in his private Meditations about the Good, the Bad and the Indifferent. In order to avert angst over the Indifferent –those things that are by nature uncontrollable-, Aurelius practiced the stoic virtue of ¬autarkeia or mental independence of all things. In light of this, the following essay will explain Boethius notion of self-sufficiency in Consolation of Philosophy in relation to Hellenistic philosophy....   [tags: Consolation, Hellenistic Philosophy]

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Maria Lugones’ Notion of the Arrogant Perceiver

- "It’s easy to talk about; it’s easy to sum it up when you just talk about practice. We sittin' in here, I'm supposed to be the franchise player, and we in here talkin' about practice. I mean listen, we talking bout practice. Not a game, not a game, not a game. We talking bout practice. Not a game, not a, not a, not the game that I go out there and die for, and play every game like it’s my last. Not the game. We talking' bout practice, man.”- Allen Iverson on his lack of effort in practice in an interview with the press conference when they asked him about missing a practice....   [tags: women, children, stereotypes]

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The Notion of Freedom and Its Different Meanings

- This essay will explore the notion of freedom and attempt to shed light on various explanations on what freedom is. Narrowly speaking, the plain and ordinary definition of freedom is ‘the absence of restraint,’ but how this definition is applied is much harder to clarify and encompasses a wide range of ideas. This essay will attempt to highlight some of these ideas by focusing mainly on the theories of Isaiah Berlin and his two different concepts of freedom, including negative and positive freedom....   [tags: isaiah berlin, law, restriction]

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Silence and the Notion of the Commons

- The title of this essay “Silence and the Notion of the Commons” gives the same idea of people as programmable and unprogrammable similar to the idea seen in the Matrix. Whereas programmable people, who are the commons, are the people inside the matrix they are also known as the sheep, the people that believe in everything they are told. The unprogrammable people, who are the silence, are the people outside of the matrix. Ursula Franklin uses a variety of techniques in order for the audience to fully understand her message, and to inform them of the topics discussed in her essay, as is particularly apparent in paragraph 5 of her essay “Silence and the Notion of the Commons.” Franklin address...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Aristotles Notion Of Body And Soul

- Aristotele’s Notion of Body and Soul, and My opinion What is Aristotele’s notion of body and soul. According to Aristotle, everything in the world is divided between superior and inferior. Man is superior to the animals, the male to the female, and the soul to the body. “The soul is more noble than our possesions or our bodies';. Therefore, man should act through his soul, and not through his body. The soul services the greater good. If a man does not act from his soul, and thus lets his body rule the sole, he is not worthy of politics, and is a ‘natural slave’....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Thucydides' and Sophocles': Notion of Tragedy

- Thucydides, a "historian," and Sophocles, a playwright, were two men that shared the Greek notion of tragedy in their works. Thucydides' idea of history can be compared to this notion epitomized in Sophocles' Oedipus plays. Included in their works are three of the most important elements of a Greek tragedy, which are foreshadows, cynical irony and an inevitable tragic downfall. In both their works, Thucydides and Sophocles include foreshadowing to hint the inevitable downfall. In On Justice Power and Human Nature, Thucydides uses the debate to foreshadow the outcome of the war....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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The Kids' Notion of Boo Radley

- How does the kids' notion of Boo Radley develop from the beginning of the novel to the end. "Boo was about six and a half feet tall … there was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped and he drooled most of the time." At the beginning of the novel, Boo is to the children mainly what they have heard as neighborhood rumors and interpreted in their own imaginations. The Radley place is shrouded in an aura of mystery and creepiness for them; they are scared to even run past the house, nuts from the Radley trees are considered poison, and when Jem retrieves the tire from the Radley yard, it is considered an extremely brave feat....   [tags: English Literature]

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Preconceived Notion of Racial Beauty in Hollywood: Lupita Nyongo

- Lupita Nyongo is up for an academy award for her debut performance in the blockbuster 12 Years a Slave (Butler 2). Despite not being known a year ago, these days Lupita commands an audience when she speaks (Butler, 3). She has recently joined a select list of actors having won an Oscar for their first performances in a feature film (Dyer Jr. 2). On February 28th, Lupita delivered an acceptance speech during the Essence Black Women in Hollywood awards. In her speech, Lupita addressed the preconceived notion of racial beauty in Hollywood....   [tags: mexico, kenya, academy award]

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The Notion of War in the Eyes of Thucydides, Homer and Aristophanes

- Greek classical literature is considered to be the canon of literary writing that pertains to the ancient history of Greece. Greek literature displays the classic lifestyle, culture and beliefs of the Greek race during the early portions of mainstream ancient and classical European history. Prominent Greek writers such as Thucydides, Homer, and Aristophanes produced pieces that are regarded, up to this day, as af conveyer of Greek life in the context of classical Europe. Looking deeper into their respective works, Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, Homer’s Iliad and Aristophanes’ Lysistrata all show a common theme in ancient Greek life –life in the context of war....   [tags: Greek Literature ]

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The European Parliament and The Notion of a Common European Historical Memory

- ... Since identity is socially constructed, there is a link between identity and power. Specific discourses can be used by those in power to create a certain kind of social reality. Michel Foucault has argued that discourses regulate what can be said and what is considered true or false. Those in power are in control of information and consequently the stories told. Therefore individuals in society “act in certain ways based on discourses that are visible to them.” Foucault states that “for something to be considered a fact, it must be subjected to a thorough process of ratification by those in positions of authority.” The construction of knowledge in a particular way has therefore implica...   [tags: internal policies, historical memory]

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The Tremendous Impact of Egotism, Self-Rationalization, and Societal Expectations on the Construction of the Self and a Tragic Destiny

- Identity is a multidimensional notion; it is the product of a person’s struggle to conform to the expectations of society. The subconscious struggle to become the ideal “self” is entangled with misconceptions of personal abilities that can result in self-glorification and unrealistic delusions. According to Sigmund Freud—the father of psychoanalysis—narcissism is defined as the “state of being the center of a loving world in which the individual could act spontaneously and purely out of desire” (Brown 643)....   [tags: identity is a multidimensional notion, philosophy]

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The US Constitution as an Inspiration to the Declaration of Freedom in Kosovo

- ... By placing these limits on the government, this reinforces the idea that true power comes from the people in society, not the government. Thus the Bill of Rights serves as a permanent reminder to the people that the government is not all powerful and they in fact are the ones who have given power to the government in return for upholding the rights and freedoms of its citizens. The First Amendment is without a doubt the most important and well known section of the Bill of Rights. It allows for the protection of the five most essential rights....   [tags: the notion of freedom, Balkan countries]

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Richard Nixon And The Notion Of Presidential Power

- Richard Nixon and the Notion of Presidential Power "Actions which otherwise would be unconstitutional, could become lawful if undertaken for the purpose of preserving the Constitution and the Nation." The idea that certain actions are not illegal if used to preserve the best interests of a nation has drawn sharp criticism from the time of Lincoln through today. Presidents of the United States do take a solemn oath in which they promise to “ . . . preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States”, but the means which they have employed to accomplish these ends have greatly differed and have occasionally sparked great controversy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Evaluation and Interpretation

- What is evaluation. And what is interpretation. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, evaluation is to ‘judge the value or condition of (someone or something) in a careful and thoughtful way,’[6] whereas interpretation on the other hand is ‘the way something is explained or understood.’[7] Both evaluation and interpretation are imperative to cognize why any piece of literature holds significance. Furthermore, while evaluation is the analysis of literature, interpretation is its empathetic understanding....   [tags: literary notion, formalism]

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The Effects Power has upon One’s Body

- There is a similarity between Bartky’s and Foucault’s notion of power and how it has an effect on one’s body. Whether it is from a disciplinary stand point or the views one has about the physical body itself. The connections between both philosophers provide insight to the concept of power being problematic. I will argue that when power is pushed to the extreme the participation of aggressive practices will occur. Starting with ones mental thoughts about their body, to the next of allowing themselves to alter and perform drastic measures being subjected to and from the discipline by conforming to the considered norm....   [tags: Barkly, Foucault, Notion of Power, Body]

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Jean-Paul Sartre - Problems with the Notion of Bad Faith

- Jean-Paul Sartre - Problems with the Notion of Bad Faith In Being and Nothingness, Jean-Paul Sartre presents the notion of "bad faith." Sartre is a source of some controversy, when considering this concept the following questions arise. "Of what philosophical value is this notion. Why should I attend to what one commentator rightly labels Sartre's 'Teutonically metaphysical prose' (Stevenson, p. 253), in order to drag out some meaning from a work so obviously influenced by Heidegger....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Mencius and the Expansion and Elaboratoin of Confucius' Notion of Human Nature

- Mencius and the Expansion and Elaboratoin of Confucius' Notion of Human Nature The Eastern religions often focus on the human nature and condition. And such was the case for Mencius. Mencius devoted himself to expanding and elaborating Confucius’ previous notion of human nature. Since the Eastern religions did not focus on a Wholly Other, and rather the here-and-now, such spiritual matters had to be related in a more tangible means. And Mencius was at master at this. Mencius related various facets of the human condition to everything from water to willow trees....   [tags: Papers]

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The Notion of a Double in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

- The Notion of a Double in Wuthering Heights Brontë's Wuthering Heights is the captivating tale of two families and the relationships that develop between them. The narrator, Mr. Lockwood, relates the story as told to him by Ellen, the housekeeper. The novel contains an excellent illustration of the doppel-ganger, the notion of a double. Generally, this concept is applied to specific characters, as in Poe's William Wilson. However, the concept appears in Wuthering Heights in two different ways....   [tags: Wuthering Heights Essays]

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The Notion of the Good in the Ethical Views of Plato and Aristotle

- The Notion of the Good in the Ethical Views of Plato and Aristotle 1. Discuss the notion of "the good" in the ethical views of Plato and Aristotle. State which of potentiality would lead to normal life. Plato explored such subjects as beauty, justice, and good government. Plato's ethics were ethics of happiness. He based his ethical theory on the proposition that all people desire happiness although, of course, people sometimes act in ways that do not produce happiness. Plato believes that they do this only because they do not know what actions will produce happiness....   [tags: Papers]

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Is the Notion of an Early Modern Military Revolution Tenable?

- Is the Notion of an Early Modern Military Revolution Tenable. The notion of an early modern military revolution is one which is a much debated subject among historians. Two historians who are very dominant in this field are Geoffrey Parker and Michael Roberts. Although they both agree that a military revolution occurred, they disagree on the timing of a revolution in war. Roberts argues that a military revolution started in 1560 and "by 1660, the modern art of war had come to birth." Parker, on the other hand, sees the military revolution as a "firmly sixteenth century phenomenon with antecedents in the fifteenth." Prior to the early modern period, warfare was based around castles and fo...   [tags: history sixteenth century fifteenth century]

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Notion of Balance in Things Fall Apart by Achebe

- Notion of Balance in Things Fall Apart by Achebe The notion of balance in Achebe's novel is an important theme throughout the book. Beginning with the excerpt from Yeats's poem, "The Second Coming," the concept of balance is stressed as important, for without balance, order is lost. In the novel, there are many systems of balance which the Ibo culture seems to depend upon. It is when these systems are upset that "things fall apart." Okonkwo, the Ibo religion, and ultimately, the Ibos' autonomy were brought to their demise by an extreme imbalance between their male and female aspects....   [tags: Achebe Things Fall Apart Essays]

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Prufrock and Modernist notion of trivial things completeing themselves

- The Modern humankind is caught up in a series of trivial pursuits that seem to make their lives shallower. Eliot uses “Prufrock” to show that the only cause for doing the trivial actions is to avoid the bigger issue. Which could be as simple as asking a woman out, or a complicated as facing death. Either way, J. Alfred Prufrock was avoiding everything challenging in his life. It was his goal to avoid death, because he didn’t know how to deal with it. He avoided asking a woman out, because he was afraid of what she might say....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Synesthetic Reality - Is our notion of reality the only truth?

- Synesthetic Reality - Is our notion of reality the only truth. "What's first strikes me is the color of someone's voice. [V--] has a crumbly, yellow voice, like a flame with protruding fibers. Sometimes I get so interested in the voice, I can't understand what's being said." --From Synesthesia: A Union of the Senses by Robert E. Cytowic. What would you make of the preceding account. Would you think the speaker was...crazy?...on drugs?...making a play for attention. Would you be skeptical if the speaker told you it was her natural way of perceiving the world....   [tags: Synthesia Research Science Papers]

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Ontological Relativism and the Pragmatic Notion of Metaphysical Truth

- Ontological Relativism and the Pragmatic Notion of Metaphysical Truth ABSTRACT: I. Introduction The mind body problem resembles a black hole in the universe of philosophy: It takes a lot of energy which could be spent otherwise. Therefore, it would be liberating to show that it is not a problem at all. That is exactly what I shall do in this paper. Roughly, I shall argue as follows: First, I will show that the traditional mind body problem as a logical conflict will not occur if one is more decided in dualism....   [tags: Philosophy Metaphysics Research]

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Notion of Derivatives

- In the 2002 Berkshire Hathaway annual report, Warren Buffett details how it is that both the discrete and macroeconomic risks of derivative instruments pose a serious threat to the greater financial stakeholder. However, Buffet admits that his firm does use large derivative transactions to facilitate the management of its equity transactions, citing the micro-transactional benefit that can be realized by a party that is able to shift its risks to the financial market. With such a distinction in mind, this paper intends on developing how it is that the risks of derivatives are used in the global financial system to offset discrete financial risks, while replacing them with compounding counter...   [tags: market, risks, firm, transaction]

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Escaping Time

- With each passing moment, each ticking of the clock, any instance, whether significant or not, comes and goes and can never be taken back. With this, each moment in our lives should be cherished and spent wisely for our days are numbered. However, how people use their time as well as their perception of time has changed drastically over the past century. Recently, it has come into question whether or not the rate at which changes in society has been increasing. Since the industrial revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries, mankind as a whole has gone farther than most people could have ever imagined....   [tags: clock, notion, human being]

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Platonic Dualism versus Atman

- Dualism Vs Atman “What is really real?“ is a question that one has pondered at some point in his or her life. When this question is proposed many basic things become a complex never ending winding staircase of unsolved mysteries. Two philosophers who sought to find the answer were Plato and Shankara. Plato is found in history as one of Socrates star pupil and can be said to be one of the greatest philosophers in western philosophy. Shankara was commonly known throughout Indian philosophy. The two philosophers developed two ways of thinking: Plato Dualism and Shankara the concept of Atman....   [tags: Hindu notion of true self, philosophical analysis]

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The Jewish Community and The Notion of Extermination

- No one can forget the time when there was the systematic and widespread extermination of the Jewish population. It was on January 30, 1933, when the terror of the Holocaust began because Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. The Nazi Party had taken advantage of the political unrest that existed after World War I when Germany was defeated, and the Versailles Treaty (1919)—treaty between Germany and the Allied Powers (Britain, United States, Italy, France, and Japan)—established the reduction of prewar territory and armed forces of Germany, requested Germany to take full responsibility of war, and to provide legal tender for the allied armies to repair (“Jewish Virtual Library”)....   [tags: facism, holocaust, propaganda, nazi]

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What is Plato's notion of a soul?

- Greeks started to wonder about the living things and their connection with the divine. Many philosophers had different beliefs towards the connection between body, soul and divine. Plato was the first man to ask about the existence of the soul and he came to the conclusion that the soul and the body are complementary, yet absolutely different from each other. The soul is the organ that connects the body and the divine. The body is an instrument of perception to the soul. The body without the soul is just a corpse....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Nonverbal Communication: A Notion to Motion

- A simple smile, a gazing stare, a firm hand shake or just an unpretentious hello are all forms of communication. While it is essential to the coexistence of the human race, communication is the one thing that is common amongst people of all cultures. Crapo (2013) explained that communication is transference of a philosophies and information from one person to another by ones actions, gestures, and words (Human communication, para.1). Although people use different avenues to express their thoughts and ideas, intercultural communication can be misconstrued when learning to understand different customs....   [tags: gestures, body language, appearence]

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The Notion of God in Schools

- John Winthrop stated an extremely fierce and vivid quote in A Model of Christian Charity, “If Americans turn away from the Christian God this nation will be punished.” I personally like this quote because my generation and the generations before me grew up saying “I pledge allegiant to the flag of the United States of American, And to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Unfortunately, my son and his generation of children will grow up not reciting this before and during school hours due to the words, “under god.” Growing up as a child can be difficult for most, especially once you hit your young adult ages due to others mak...   [tags: separation of church and state]

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From a Notion-Adulthood- to a Bombshell

- Adulthood is a period of time in the life that follows the adolescence. Actually, the age at which a person is considered an “adult” varies significantly according to the reference based on; there are countless deviations from this benchmark. Being genuine, deliberate and thoughtful is actually being an adult. Law-makers, philosophers and biologists, for instance, differ in identifying the age at which adolescence ceases and adulthood begins. Disregarding all of them, people should be considered adults by the age of 21....   [tags: maturity, from adolescence to adulthood]

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The Johannine Notion of Belief

- While the word “believe” may seem like a particularly broad and specific term, the context of John’s Gospel shows that it truly has various meanings. Granted, the word “believes” still holds the common definition of “accepting as true; to suppose; to have faith”, but in the Gospel of John, it takes on a much deeper meaning due to its context. In all uses of the word “believing”, the stories use a close relation with human senses (Just). Despite the countless goal of reaching complete blind-faith, the people Jesus addresses all need something tangible, and understandable in order to put God into perspective....   [tags: Gospel, religion, Christianity, ]

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The Notion of Market Access

- The pioneering judgement in Keck1 differentiated product requirements and selling arrangements. Justified by the effect on market access, the latter was held to be outside of the ambit of Article 34 TFEU, prohibiting all measures having equivalent effect to quantitative restrictions on imports2 between Member States. This was widely interpreted in Procureur du Roi v Dassonville3 to preclude the totality of trading rules implemented by Member States that are capable of either directly, indirectly, actually or potentially, hindering intra-Community trade, as measures having equivalent effect.4 In Keck, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) aimed to clarify case law5 after Article 34 was increasi...   [tags: selling arrengements]

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The Nature of the Absurd How Brecht and Pirandello Express the Notion of Absurdity

- The Nature of the Absurd How Brecht and Pirandello Express the Notion of Absurdity The word absurd can only be described by the Myth of Sisyphus, written by Albert Camus. It is a myth written about a man whose passion for life led him to his own torture. He was a man condemned by the gods to a life of dreadful punishment. His punishment was continuously rolling a rock to the top of a mountain. Each day the rock would roll its entire weight to the bottom, and Sisyphus would push it back to the top....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Zionism's Change from a Passive Notion to an Active Ideology During the Nineteenth Century

- Zionism's Change from a Passive Notion to an Active Ideology During the Nineteenth Century Although it has been a precondition of Jewish consciousness to believe that the emergence of a Modern political Zionist movement can be attributed to the rampant anti-Semitism suffered by the European Jews, this does not provide an adequate explanation. The entire history of the Jews can be defined by the way in which they suffered persecution under the oppressive hands of others, proving that anti-Semitism was not a phenomenon unique to the Jews of the nineteenth century....   [tags: Papers]

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The Notion of Good and Evil in Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

- The Notion of Good and Evil in Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde The book entitled 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' was published in 1886. Although in the book Stevenson does not ever state the exact year, it was at the time recognized immediately as a grand work. The main theme running throughout the book is about the duality of human beings and the battle in all humans between good and evil. This book is very allegorical because the characters and events are representing other things and symbolically expressing a deeper spiritual and moral meaning....   [tags: Jekyll Hyde Stevenson Essays]

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Habermas's Notion of the Colonization of the Life-world

- Habermas presented his theories of colonization of the life-world based on classic theorists, including such sociologists as Weber, Durkheim, Parsons, and Mead and Marx. At the heart of his theories was communication. Habermas believed the main problem with society was not how to control it but how to maintain communicative action, believing that societies have become increasingly impaired or “colonized”. Habermas called this the “colonization of life-world by systems”. The first part of Habermas’s theory is concerned with how the crisis of communicative action has become colonized and its illegitimacy (Frank, 2000)....   [tags: Sociology]

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Socrates Notion of the Duty of a Philosopher

- Socrates leads me to believe in his speaking that the duty of a philosopher is the actions that the philosopher is suppose to do as a philosopher. Socrates thinks that the duty of the philosophers is to share his/her ideas on everything so that people could start to open their mind and look at ideas or laws from a different perspective, a perspective not dictated by the government. The government expects people to follow their believes on religion, laws, and other issues mainly because they are the authority....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Notion of the "I" in Literature

- Many authors anticipate the use of "I" in their works. Often, it helps them express their point to the reader. Sometimes though, writers want to talk about their personal issues but do not want to say it directly or reveal themselves. Therefore, they use the "I" in their work to hide behind it while putting across their point. David Sedaris and Sylvia Plath use "I" in their books in different ways, although some of the issues they wrote about are somewhat similar. Both of the authors wrote about the mental disorders that they had and how their lives were affected by them....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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