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The Pleasures of Eating

- In Wendell Berry’s “The Pleasures of Eating,” this farmer tells eaters how their separation from food production has turned them into “passive consumers” who know nothing about the food they eat, or their part in the agricultural process (3). They are blindsided by a food industry that does not help them understand. Berry argues that the average consumer buys available food without any questions. He states consumers that think they are distanced from agriculture because they can easily buy food, making them ignorant of cruel conditions it went through to get on the shelf....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Wendell Berry]

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The Pleasures Of Eating : What Are People For?

- Time is another big struggle for college students. I know the feeling of applying for classes because it’s tough to decide on if there’s time to get from one class to one another; also if there’s time to get a bite to eat. Wendell Berry’s “The Pleasures of Eating: In What Are People For?” article suggests taking pleasure in eating a few ways to help anyone be a healthier eater, but “time” is an obstacle for the solutions. First off, both Berry and actually Pollan suggest students grow their own food in gardens....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Meal, Eating]

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The Pleasures Of Eating : Summary

- 10/10/2016 Integrative Essay First Draft The Pleasures of Eating - Summary: In “The Pleasures of Eating” (1990), Berry argues that people have become detached and unknowledgeable by taking food for granted, and should eat responsibly by preparing their own food, learning its origins, and shopping locally. Berry first claims that people in today’s society have become disconnected with what they consume. He says that people have a lack of knowledge that stems from wanting food to be effortless and efficient....   [tags: Food, Eating, Time 100, Person]

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The Pleasures of Eating

- Are new eating habits building us up, or tearing us down. What and why we eat certain foods plays a vital role in an individual’s health. Most skeptics who do not look at what they eat are usually unhealthy. We don’t often think we have a relationship with food, and yet we do. Food has become a very important part of our lives, we use it for many things such as; pleasure, comfort, depression, socialization, etc. Considering I don’t eat the most health conscious foods I still wouldn’t consider myself unhealthy....   [tags: unhealthy habits leading to obesity]

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John Stuart Mill 's Pleasures

- John Stuart Mill explores the order of pleasures throughout the second chapter (“What Utilitarianism Is”) of his master ethical composition, Utilitarianism. When determining the quality of two pleasures, Mill firmly asserts that the superior pleasure is distinguished by the “decided preference” of those who have experienced both (8). Mill expands on this claim in subsequent paragraphs, contending that one finds greater pleasure in increasingly intellectual activities. In summation, Mill claims that (I.) usually, intellectual pleasures are higher in order than base pleasures, and (II.) a more intelligent person can access superior pleasures than a person of lower faculties....   [tags: Utilitarianism, John Stuart Mill, Hedonism]

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Pleasures : Daisy Miller And The Super Ego

- Guiltless Pleasures: Daisy Miller and the Super-ego The storied psycho-analyst Sigmund Freud would have jumped at the opportunity to dive deeper into the mind of Henry James’ star character Daisy Miller in his novella appropriately named Daisy Miller. Many in her day could not begin to understand the ways in which Daisy’s mind worked, however Freud could have found a way, given the opportunity, to parallel many of her actions, choices, and thoughts to main ideas mentioned in his book Civilization and it’s Discontents....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Psychology, The Ego and the Id]

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Higher and Lower Pleasures: Their Effects on Millian Utilitarianism

- In this paper, I examine Mill’s distinction between higher and lower pleasures that he presents in his Utilitarianism. Then, I raise objections to Mill’s distinction by focusing on the ambiguity of his definition of pleasures and his concept of the competent judge. I conclude that, with a recalculation of the definition of pleasures, his distinction of higher and lower pleasures can support a broader theory of utilitarianism. 1. Examining Mill’s Distinction Utilitarianism is a moral theory that is rooted in the belief that happiness, which is understood as pleasure and the privation of pain, is the only thing that is intrinsically good....   [tags: Utilitarianism, Mill's Distinction]

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The 's Little Pleasures, And Marcel Duchamp 's Fountain

- Art is trapped in the cage of society, constantly being judged and interpreted regardless of the artist’s intent. There is no escaping it, however, there are ways to manage and manipulate the cage. Two such examples are Kandinsky 's Little Pleasures, and Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain. Both pieces were very controversial and judged for being so different in their time, but they also had very specific ways of handling the criticism and even used it to their advantage. We will be looking at the motivations for each artwork, what made the art so outrageous, and the public’s reaction to the pieces....   [tags: History of painting, Marcel Duchamp, Art]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of ' The Pleasures Of Eating ' By Wendell Berry

- Rhetorical Analysis of “The Pleasures of Eating” by Wendell Berry In the article by Wendell Berry titled “The Pleasures of Eating” he tries to persuade the readers of the necessity and importance of critical thinking and approach to choosing meals and owning responsibility for the quality of the food cooked. He states that people who are not conscious enough while consuming products, and those who do not connect the concept of food with agricultural products, as people whose denial or avoidance prevents them from eating healthy and natural food....   [tags: Food, Agriculture, Eating, Critical thinking]

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Personal And Specific Pleasures Obtained From Art

- Skye Tompkins Dr. McMahon HUM 2613 23 September 2015 Become Disinterested When looking at something in a disinterested way it can be labeled as casual. Aesthetic experiences happen everyday, multiple times a day. What humans notice, judge, and define as an aesthetic experience differs, though. Philosophers study and fight to best comprehend and explain the phenomenon of the aesthetic experiences that are constantly happening. Philosopher Hans-George Gadamer does not believe that aesthetics are personal and specific pleasures obtained from art, but that aesthetics is the study of what objectively clues one’s abstract awareness of art....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Philosophy, Immanuel Kant]

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Simple Pleasures

- Simple Pleasures " Tis a gift to be simple, tis a gift to be free." --Shaker hymn Someone once asked me when I had felt the most alive. I pondered for some time and let the memories walk slowly across my consciousness. A vision of a cold, crisp, sunny , fall day kept coming back to me, the kind of day that invites you to be outdoors, and when you get there, treats you to a blast of air-conditioned air. Everything seemed to be changing as if someone had sent a notice saying, "fall is leaving, winter is coming..beware!" I had gone to Manito Park with my sister Jessi....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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The Simple Pleasures of Life Bring Happiness

- "I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition." -- Martha Washington "Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions." -- Dalai Lama An emotion is an intense feeling. Happiness is one of the many emotions humans experience. It may perhaps be the most important feeling a person can have and it is the one feeling everyone strives to achieve, yet strangely, for the most part, people seem to only get a glimpse of it....   [tags: Happiness Essays]

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`` Pleasures Of Eating By Wendell Berry, When A Crop Becomes A King

- Food is essentially the pinpoint of our lives as it allows us to thrive. The quality of our foods however, may not be as hearty as it once was. Many of our foods are often times contaminated with hormones and chemicals that harm us in the future. The texts: “Pleasures of Eating” by Wendell Berry, “When a Crop Becomes a King” by Michael Pollan, and “If You Pitch it, They Will Eat” by David Barboza, show how most people are aware of how terrible their foods are but refuse to change their diet habits due to their acceptance of the outcome....   [tags: Food, Food industry, Food processing, Maize]

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Comparison of Kafka's Metamorphosis and Dali’s Illumined Pleasures

- A Comparison of Franz Kafka's novel, Metamorphosis, and Salvador Dali’s Painting, “Illumined Pleasures” In Franz Kafka novel, Metamorphosis, we are introduced to the disappointment that Greg Samsa feels as a result of feeling inadequate through the middle class life he is leading. In this novel, Kafka uses a build up of emotion caused by his own internal struggle and expresses it through this rather perverse story. Like Kafka’s complex and daunting tale, many surrealist painters have used the same emotion and theme through their artwork and through the use dimension, have brought this feeling to life....   [tags: compare, contrast, comparison]

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Andrew Marvell in To His Coy Mistress and Robert Herrick in “To the Virgin to Make Much Time Embrace Their Sexuality

- ... The worse times are the years later in life whereas the best are the young years. In Marvell's poem, he is discussing how his “coy mistress” and himself should seize the day and prevail every time they have together rather than later. When Marvell states, “Now therefore, while the youthful hue/Sits on thy skin like morning dew,” (line 34) he uses simile to compare his mistress's beauty to morning dew. Marvell is explaining how dew is vanishing and should be adored immediately; just as how beauty should be adored quickly....   [tags: pleasures, virgin, carpe diem]

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Holden Caulfield´s Innocence and Purity in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

- ... This passage from the story tells a lot about Holden, “I couldn't think of anybody to call up. My brother D.B. was in Hollywood. My kid sister Phoebe goes to bed around nine o'clock--so I couldn't call her up. (...) My parents would be the ones. So that was out. Then I thought of giving Jane Gallagher's mother a buzz, and find out when Jane's vacation started, but I didn't feel like it. (...) Then I thought of calling this girl I used to go around with quite frequently, Sally Hayes, because I knew her Christmas vacation had started already--she'd written me this long, phony letter, inviting me over to help her trim the Christmas tree Christmas Eve and all--but I was afraid her mother'd...   [tags: companionship, judgemental, mature, pleasures]

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Religion in Chekhov and Nietzsche's Philosophies

- The philosophies that emerged from the age of enlightenment have altered our view of the world. Initially, societies’ knowledge was solely based on the ideas proposed in religious texts. The rise of consumerism made humans place more faith in science than in religion. This proposes severe problems for a society who’s values were all grounded in their beliefs. The ideologies presented in Chekhov and Nietzsche’s texts demonstrate two vastly different conclusions about the potential of humankind. The absence of religion has created a void in society....   [tags: earthly pleasures, enlightenment]

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Close Reading of Shakespeare´s Sonnet 130

- Sonnet 130 is Shakespeare’s harsh yet realistic tribute to his quite ordinary mistress. Conventional love poetry of his time would employ Petrarchan imagery and entertain notions of courtly love. Francis Petrarch, often noted for his perfection of the sonnet form, developed a number of techniques for describing love’s pleasures and torments as well as the beauty of the beloved. While Shakespeare adheres to this form, he undermines it as well. Through the use of deliberately subversive wordplay and exaggerated similes, ambiguous concepts, and adherence to the sonnet form, Shakespeare creates a parody of the traditional love sonnet....   [tags: love, mitress, pleasures, torment]

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The Aristotle's Idea of a Good Life

- Question: What is Aristotle’s idea of a good life and why does he view a good life in this way. Is Aristotle’s understanding of a good life accurate. Why or why not. (Make sure to talk about the concept of the mean). To Aristotle leading a good life, for the most part, means fulfilling one’s purpose in a way that is good by balancing life’s pleasures. In order to determine if an object fulfills its function in a good way, we must first consider the object. If we were to agree that a car should be reliable, then we could also agree that reliable car should be considered a good car....   [tags: happiness, life's pleasures, good human]

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Earthly Pleasures in Virtue by George Herbert and Go Lovely Rose by Edmund Waller

- Earthly Pleasures in Virtue by George Herbert and Go Lovely Rose by Edmund Waller There are clearly opposing views of how individuals should spend the short time they have on earth. In George Herbert's poem, "Virtue", and in Edmund Waller's poem, "Go, Lovely Rose", the poets have contradicting values of what should be done with our time on earth. Herbert is a puritan who believes that earthly pleasures should be ignored, as life should be spent preparing for another world after death. In contrast, Waller suggests individuals take advantage of earth's beauty and surrender to life pleasures....   [tags: Papers]

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Buddhism: A way of Life

- From the moment we are born we have the tendency of craving the worldly desires that we are exposed to. Its part of human nature to want an ideal life where you are either wealthy, powerful, happy or all of the above without any suffering involved. Although that ideal sounds phenomenal, it is the thought of limitation that drives many people to seek for something more than just worldly pleasures. As some stay within the lines of an insatiable life, others come to the realization that living a life with nothing but worldly pleasures and goals are ultimately not everlasting....   [tags: wroldly desires, worldly pleasures, religion]

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Life's Simple Pleasures in William Wordsworth's I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

- Life's Simple Pleasures in William Wordsworth's I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud Edna St. Vincent Millay once wrote, "And all the loveliest things there be come simply, so it seems to me." This aphorism clearly accents the meaning of William Wordsworth's poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud." In his work, the speaker reminisces about a past experience in which he saw a beautiful multitude of daffodils swaying in the breeze. As he recollects this scene, the speaker gradually realizes the true beauty he had found that day....   [tags: Wandered Lonely as a Cloud]

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The Primary Literary Strategy in Emily Dickinson’s My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun

- The primary literary strategy in Emily Dickinson’s My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun , is a metaphor of a gun and its master which is used to represent a wife and her husband. This poem is about the objectification and lack of agency in women in the 19th century. The gun/hunter metaphor is the the argument. In the poem, the woman is literally reduced to an object which is at the disposal of the hunter/master/husband. In this poem, a reader is faced with the challenge of identifying who the speaker is and who the gun metaphorically represents (Forman)....   [tags: women, power, desires, pleasures]

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Reality Bites Back: Guilty Pleasure Analysis

- Reality Bites Back, Guilty Pleasure Analysis Human beings require their pleasures for a daily need be filled, whether it be a guilty one or not, the pleasure is there. In Jennifer Pozner’s Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV we step through where reality TV has taken our guilty pleasure on another level. TV is one of every Americans center of attention at some point during the day or week, which provide us with the visualization of what we watch to become a consumption of our life and views....   [tags: human, pleasure, reality, tv, watch, trends]

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Pain for Pleasure Endured

- Pain for Pleasure Endured The intricate and complex nature of the relationship between pain and pleasure has been a source of contention and diversity of opinion for people of all eras. Shakespeare’s character Othello claims that "tis happiness to die." (Act 5 ln 295). In his situation the painful experience of dying is what he considers pleasure, he later verifies his belief in his statement by choosing to stab himself. Sir Philip Sidney, in his poem Astrophil and Stella states that "in my woes for thee thou art my joy" (108 ln 14)....   [tags: Literature Pain Pleasure Essays]

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New Classics of the Horror Film Genre

- Dracula. Frankenstein. Godzilla. These monsters no longer strike fear into the hearts of viewers as they once did. Formerly the villains of the classic "monster movie," these relics, who now represent all that is archaic in horror film history. The monster movie of the past makes way for the thriller or slasher movie of the present, while the monster villain gives its role to the deranged, psychotic serial killer. Friday the 13th series, Nightmare on Elm Street, Copycat and Seven have become the new classics in the genre of the horror film....   [tags: Pleasures of Horror Film Viewing]

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Pleasure of Emotions

- Pleasure of Emotions On The Pleasure of Hating by William Hazlitt he reaches out to an audience of the Romance Era in Great Britain to argue his belief that emotions are ever changing (save for the emotion of hatred). Whereas the emotion of hate is therapeutic and everlasting for the human mind. According to Hazlitt his hatred is the result of politics, religions, and the aristocracy of Great Britain. Ultimately, what Hazlitt hates most is that he did not have enough hate. I believe Hazlitt wrote this piece to reveal the pleasures of hatred is in itself the pleasure of realism, sophistication and self-esteem to his peers of the Romantic Era to point out to them life is not always a soirée...   [tags: Literary Review]

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Hedonism Is Defined As An Action That Brings Pleasure

- Hedonism is defined as an action that brings pleasure. Someone who does only those things that bring them pleasure or believes that pleasure is the most important thing is said to be a hedonist. Being a hedonist is thought to be a negative thing, but why. Shouldn’t we all strive to do things that bring us pleasure. Why would we do anything that would bring us pain or displeasure. Think of the time you were down to your last $10 for the week and barely getting by. You pass a homeless woman on the street with inadequate clothes for the weather and who is asking for food....   [tags: Utilitarianism, Ethics, Pleasure, Hedonism]

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Characteristics Of Pleasure And Pain

- What are the characteristics of pleasure and pain. (pp. 32-33, 36, 57-59) • The eradication of all pain is the highest attainable level of pleasure. Whenever pleasure is felt, there will never be a corresponding sensation of pain or distress (III). • A single pain will never be felt for a long duration of time. The sharpest pains leave the body relatively quickly. Those sensations that exceed pleasure will be only temporarily felt (2-3 days). However, prolonged sicknesses are accompanied by sensations of pleasure that outstrip feelings of pain (IV)....   [tags: Perception, Sense, Suffering, Justice]

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Poetry As An Art And Pleasure

- Poetry is a form of written word which has experience created by sound and meaning. It integrates various elements: Imagery; a figurative language which prompts the reader as well as the listener of the poem to create mental images. Poetic choice of words; this is based on the sound that is, denotation and connotation. Denotation refers to the accurate meaning of the word while connotation refers to the intended meaning of a word. The sound is another element of poetry which about the rhyme; words that sound similar or exactly alike in the poem....   [tags: Emotion, Meaning of life, Feeling, Art]

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The Pleasure of Drugs

- The Pleasure of Drugs The Oxford Dictionary defines pleasure. It is a feeling of satisfaction or joy. It is enjoyment. It is a source of pleasure or gratification. It is formally a persons will or desire. Finally they define it as sensual gratification. Now if we put these all together in one sentence, pleasure is something that brings an overall feeling of satisfaction and gratification while fulfilling desires. If that doesn’t sound good, what does. We have already determined that people naturally are drawn to altered states of consciousness....   [tags: Pleasure Drug Abuse Essays]

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Utilitarianism And The Greatest Pleasure For The Most People

- Happiness is the ultimate goal in life. Utilitarianism is simple, it claims that an action is morally right if and only if doing the action maximizes pleasure. An action is morally wrong if it fails to maximize pleasure. it help people, and morally wrong actions harm people You make people happy when you help them and you make them unhappy when you harm them. In this paper, I will show that Utilitarianism is a true ethical theory because it (benefits the greater good) is encompasses all beings in society, is impartial (nonpartisan)....   [tags: Morality, Human, Ethics, Religion]

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Epicurus And The Two Means Of Finding Pleasure

- The term hedonism implies that pleasure is the most important thing in life (Merriam-Webster, 2016). Most of us spend our lives in pursuit of things that we find pleasant, thereby having a rich and happy existence. This research paper evaluates various different methods for achieving long-lasting, sustainable pleasure in life. In America we are all guaranteed life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. For as many people there are in this country there is an equal number of differing opinions of what a happy life is....   [tags: Happiness, Positive psychology, Psychology]

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Living With The Middle English Word Pleasure

- The issue analyzed by this paper is whether people should move in together before marriage. For example my boyfriend and I have talked about moving in together even though we aren’t married yet. I wonder this because I would like to move in with my boyfriend before marriage, however in my family living with your significant other before marriage is not acceptable. Bentham argues his general theory about calculating happiness he writes “nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure” (Bentham 70) This means that his theory for calculating happiness is based on how much pleasure is given by a particular act....   [tags: Happiness, Utilitarianism, Categorical imperative]

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What Is Pleasure?

- Pleasure is a source of enjoyment or delight, as described by dictionary.com. Hedonism is the pursuit of or devotion to pleasure, especially to the pleasures of the senses. Your view of pleasure clearly depends on which time period you are living in, talking about, and what you believe. For example if you lived when Epicurus lived you might believe that pain and pleasure are two different things, but if you live now and listen to Queen you might believe that pain and pleasure are not completely different things....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Aristotle and the Highest Form of Pleasure

- Aristotle and the Highest Form of Pleasure After nine books of contemplating different aspects of the human good, Aristotle uses this opportunity to claim contemplation as the highest form of pleasure. The final book in Nicomachean Ethics is concerned with pleasures: the understanding of each kind, and why some pleasures are better than other pleasures. The book is essentially divided into two main parts, being pleasure and happiness. I will use Terence Irwin’s translation and subdivisions as a guiding map for my own enquiry, and any quotation from will be taken from this text....   [tags: Papers]

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Aristotle, Temperance, Pleasure, and Pain

- Aristotle, Temperance, Pleasure, and Pain(1) ABSTRACT: Aristotle argues that temperance is the mean concerned with pleasure and pain (NE 1107b5-9 and 1117b25-27). Most commentators focus on the moderation of pleasures and hardly discuss how this virtue relates to pain. In what follows, I consider the place of pain in Aristotle’s discussion of temperance and resolve contradictory interpretations by turning to the following question: is temperance ever properly painful. In part one, I examine the textual evidence and conclude that Aristotle would answer no to our question....   [tags: Philosophy Research Papers]

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Life in Utopia: Monotonous Life Against Pleasure

- MONOTONOUS LIFE AGAINST PLEASURE Just because everything is pre-planned, life in Utopia is so very monotonous that people had to adopt a pleasure-based approach about life, based on happiness and happiness alone: “In fact, they do everything they can to make people enjoy themselves.”²⁹, “Here they seem rather too much inclined to take a hedonistic view, for according to them human happiness consists largely or wholly in pleasure.”³⁰ That hedonism is not rooted in pure and plain pleasure of self-amusement and self-entertainment....   [tags: women´s right, lifestyle, wonderland]

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Utilitarianism : An Overall Idea Of Maximizing Someone 's Happiness

- Utilitarianism presents an overall idea of maximizing someone’s happiness. According to John Stewart Mill, utilitarianism is achieved through pleasure and the absence of pain (118). Even going more into to detail by saying that pleasure and the freedom from pain are the only things desirable to someone (118). He also states that all desirable acts derive from the pleasure gained from it or the absence of pain lost through it (118). Mill’s interpretation of the utilitarian view has brought up criticism from others....   [tags: Utilitarianism, Human, Mammal, Pleasure]

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Utilitarianism, Mill, By John Stuart Mill

- In the second chapter of John Stuart Mill’s essay, Utilitarianism, Mill responds to criticisms against utilitarianism. For one of these responses, he introduces the distinction of higher and lower pleasures to defend and more clearly define utilitarianism. This essay will further discuss this idea of higher and lower pleasures. Before even beginning to examine the idea of higher and lower pleasures, Mill firstly gives a clear definition of what utilitarianism is. He does this at the beginning of the second chapter, stating the core principle, or the ‘Greatest Happiness Principle,’ of this moral philosophy....   [tags: Human, Meaning of life, Pleasure]

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Bentham 's Choice Of The Life Of Haydn, And That His Choice

- Asking which life is worth leading, and which life holds more value is a complex question. I strongly believe that human life, with all it’s highs, lows, and flaws is the richest and fullest form of life. It is for that reason I will argue that Mill would choose to live the life of Haydn, and that his choice is better than Bentham’s. Before I discuss Mill’s choice, and explain why it is the better choice, let us discuss Bentham’s choice. Bentham was a quantitative hedonistic utilitarian. Simply put, it means he seeks pleasure and believes the right choice is the choice that amounts to the most pleasure....   [tags: Utilitarianism, Pleasure, Hedonism, Life]

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Hapiness and Utilitarianism in Mill´s Essay

- In Mill’s essay on utilitarianism, Mill observes that a great amount of people misunderstand utilitarianism by having utility and pleasure together in the same idea and concept. In fact, Mill says utility is described as a pleasure and an absence of pain. Mill observes the relation to utilities and happiness and decides that utility could be seen as the Greatest Happiness Principle. This principle holds that "actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness....   [tags: Pleasure, Pain, Moral]

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Robert Nozick's Experiment, The Experience Machine and the Inclusion of Meta-Pleasure

- ... However, utilitarianism is not without its critics. One notable critique about the notion of hedonism, or the utilitarian concept that states that pleasure and freedom from pain are the only meaningful ends, is the thought experiment wherein there exists machine that can simulate any experience (Nozick 644). The “experience machine” would be able to cause the user to experience anything they choose, all while keeping them unaware that they are plugged into the machine. If “pleasure, and the freedom from pain are the only thing desirable as ends” (Mill 172) then it should not matter whether we are plugged into a machine or not, but Nozick concludes that people do not desire to be connect...   [tags: utilitarianism, mind-control, hedonism]

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An Argument Against The Morality Of The Concept Of A Person Or Person 's Pleasure

- With Utilitarianism as a whole, I view the idea as a concept that has the potential to be good in theory, but only to an extent, and as one that will, without a doubt, always fail in actual practice. In an argument against it, I view that with this mindset, while we try to focus on how to maximize a person or person’s pleasure/happiness/etc. we gloss over far too many other factors that can have a major effect on the morality of the concept. Along with the morality, sometimes when a person may find pleasurable can be detrimental to their physical and emotional health, their mental stability, and their relationships with others....   [tags: Utilitarianism, John Stuart Mill, Jeremy Bentham]

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Utilitarianism Is A Moral Theory

- Utilitarianism is a moral theory that approaches moral questions of right and wrong by considering the actual consequences of a variety of possible actions. These consequences are generally those that either positively or negatively affect other living beings. If there are both good and bad actual consequences of a particular action, the moral individual must weigh the good against the bad and go with the action that will produce the most good for the most amount of people. If the individual finds that there are only bad consequences, then she must go with the behavior that causes the least amount of bad consequences to the least amount of people....   [tags: Utilitarianism, Morality, Ethics, Pleasure]

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John Stuart Mill Is A Firm Believer

- As a Hedonistic thinker, John Stuart Mill is a firm believer that certain pleasures are intrinsically better than others, bolstering this claim by defining what is good, discussing the differences between quantity and quality, and questioning if a gain is worth its consequences. Primarily, Mill begins by discussing what he considers to be good. Mill states, “By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain; by unhappiness, pain and the privation of pleasure”, meaning that in order to have happiness, you have to have pleasure and no pain, but in order to have unhappiness, you have to have pain and no pleasure....   [tags: Utilitarianism, Pleasure, Gasoline]

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Robert Nozick´s Happiness and the Experience Machine

- ... This is clearly shown by comparing two different lives but with the same amount of happiness in them, one is slopes continuously upward to increasing happiness in their entire lives as time goes on. The other life slopes continuously downward. Despite the equal amount of happiness, the first one seems like more satisfactory life. There are always good in the future to expect, and things are always getting better. The second situation has the added pleasures of remembering past happiness, though things continue to slopes downward....   [tags: machine, pleasure, life]

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Feldman’s Four Formulations of Attitudinal Hedonism

- Fred Feldman distinguishes two categories of hedonism: sensory hedonism and attitudinal hedonism. Both categories of hedonism center around the notion that pleasure is what makes a life worth living (for the person living that life). In other words, if one obtains (receives or acquires) pleasure from life, then one’s life is going well. Additionally, the more pleasure a life contains, the better the life (the more prudential value it contains). Feldman, however, promptly classifies two interpretations of pleasure: pleasure as feeling (sensory pleasure) and pleasure as an attitude (the attitude of enjoyment)....   [tags: sensory, attitude, pleasure, hedonism]

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Is The Greatest Happiness Principle?

- • The greatest happiness principle embraces that actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote pleasure or happiness. Mills wrote, “By happiness is intended pleasure the absence of pain; by unhappiness, pain and privation of pleasure.” He stated that pleasure and freedom from pain are the only things suitable as ends. We are required to do the greatest good for the greatest number and degree of well-being. • Utilitarianism is based in hedonism, however, he compared some pleasure (physical pleasures) to that of swine....   [tags: Utilitarianism, Pleasure, Hedonism]

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What I Learned About Essentialism

- I could use this information that I learned about essentialism to my everyday life. If I want something to taste better I can manipulate my mind or other peoples minds by simply decoying an object. This can allow people to get on my good side whether they are rich or poor. Knowing how to pleasure oneself and others is a good strategy not only in social encounters, but also in work or school environments. This also helps to give a better understanding on why elders and museum historians find certain things to be valuable....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Torture, Pleasure]

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Hedonism Is the Driving Force in Happiness

- ... Although both sources agree about this, Gilbert believes it is due to the “experience simulator,” in which humans “can have experiences in their heads before trying them out in real life.” This relates to hedonism because people may have the ability to save themselves from much of the pain associated with an experience by thinking of the ideal situation to be in and then acting it out. Kupperman, although agreeing with the idea of humans having an “experience simulator,” believes that “we are in a better position to evaluate something when we are experiencing it than when we are merely looking forward to it,” basically contrasting Gilbert....   [tags: Buddhist, idealogy, pleasure]

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John Stuart Mill´s The Greatest Happiness Principle

- ... For someone to be a competent judge between the amount of pleasure between two different acts, they must have experience with both. (514) Such a judge is then able to gauge which of the two provides the greater amount of pleasure, and whatever a group of all or most competent judges decide, must also produce the greatest amount of happiness.(514) In regards to the common question of lying, Mill approaches the issue from both sides. First, he states that it is okay to lie so you can save yourself from embarrassment.(516) Secondly he claims that consistently telling the truth has it’s advantage in trust.(516) To this he says there are exceptions to this rule....   [tags: unhappiness, pleasure, lying, time]

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Aristotle 's Theory Of Friendship

- In Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, he distinguishes three types of friendships; utility, pleasure, and complete, of which corresponds to a particular type of good either coming from or residing in the friend. Aristotle states that friendships of utility and pleasure are defective, and that a complete friendship is the closest to perfection. Throughout all of the friendships each individual must be aware of the purpose of the relationship. In addition, friendship improves virtues such as modesty, and as a result enhances eudemonia....   [tags: Virtue, Friendship, Pleasure]

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Qualitative Hedonism and Happiness

- In determining what is the foundation of happiness, hedonism claims that it is pleasure with the absence of pain that is the only intrinsic good. An intrinsic good can be described as something that is good in and of itself. It is good not because it leads to something else, it is good for its own sake; as compared to an instrumental good, which is a means to an end. Pleasure describes the broad class of mental states that humans experience as positive, enjoyable, or worth seeking. Qualitative hedonists believe that there can be different levels of pleasure, meaning that some will be better than others....   [tags: Absense of Pain, Intrinsic Good, Pleasure]

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A Life Lesson Behind the Arthurian Legends

- It is said that achievements only occur with focus and planning, but the best realizations are the unexpected. The notable characteristic of a romantic hero is an example of a genetic structure, or common element, in the Arthurian legends. These uncommon attributes of certain characters lead to circumstances that evidence the underlying message of the Arthurian legends in three traditional tales. Authors, Malory and White, use the unique ability of romantic heroes to show that great fulfillment comes from unplanned events....   [tags: romantic, pleasure, knights]

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The Confusions of Pleasure

- Timothy Brook’s book, The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China is a detailed account of the three centuries of the Ming Dynasty in China. The book allows an opportunity to view this prominent time period of Chinese history. Confusions of Pleasure not only chronicles the economic development during the Ming dynasty, but also the resulting cultural and social changes that transform the gentry and merchant class. Brook’s insights highlight the divide between the Ming dynasty’s idealized beliefs, and the realities of its economic expansion and its effects....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Timothy Brook]

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Multiple Flavors of Hedonism

- Hedonism Two Ways The basic tenet of hedonism states that pleasure or happiness is the highest good and ought to be what people strive for as an ultimate end. That being said, there are multiple flavors of hedonism with varying qualities, principles, definitions, and consequences. Ethical hedonism and psychological hedonism tend to garner the most attention. These two theories are similar at their foundations—later to be discussed—but when defined one is descriptive and the other normative in the nature of their values....   [tags: pleasure, desire, moral]

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In Mill's Utilitarianism

- In Mill’s Utilitarianism, he described what he defines what is happiness and unhappiness by using the greatest happiness principle. The greatest happiness principle is where the action is justified if it promotes happiness and is wrong when they promote the opposite of happiness. Happiness occurs when there are elements of intending pleasure and having an absence of pain. Since the elements of happiness are things that are ends in themselves, and the only thing is good. Happiness having no higher means of life makes other occurrences or experiences wanted only to a certain extent because it produces pleasure....   [tags: maximizing pleasure, happiness]

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The 's Lymphom The Treatment Of The Greatest Number Of People

- Cassandra wished to not receive the treatment for her stage 3-4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but against her wishes, she received the treatment anyways by force. Since Mill believes in the greatest amount of utility for the greatest number of people, it was not only morally justified for Cassandra, to receive the chemotherapy against her will, but it was the best and only option to achieve the greatest good, per Mill’s utilitarianism. It is sometimes right for adolescents to refuse medical treatment according to utilitarianism because if the greatest good to be achieved is by Mill’s standard would be the absence of pain for the greatest number of people, there may be some case in which an adolescent’...   [tags: Utilitarianism, Pleasure, Jeremy Bentham, Human]

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Utilitarianism : The Greatest Happiness Principle

- Utilitarianism Utilitarianism is a standard, a means of identifying whether actions are good or bad depending on the end result. John Stuart Mill has a simple way of looking at how we try to attain happiness and limit pain, in his essay he breaks it up into multiple parts, like what makes an action good or bad, the Greatest Happiness Principle, the person’s mind as he weighs if the happiness is worth the pain, and why one happiness is prefered over the other. I believe that Utilitarianism is flawed, it is difficult to use in larger scales and even has hiccups on the personal level....   [tags: Utilitarianism, Pleasure, John Stuart Mill]

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What is Pleasure?

- The word pleasure means a state of enjoying, satisfaction, sex… When I first think about it, I think as it is a way of having fun from something simple. I don't think pleasure is like passion. It doesn't have to mean you a lot. It isn't a wish or a goal or a life time wish. It is just finding joy from something simple and good enough to satisfy you. I concerned about it because in my mind the first definition that came up to my mind was sex. I was prejudiced about this word. But why should I be....   [tags: guilty, sex, hedonism ]

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Utilitarianism By John Stuart Mill

- Danielle Coker Professor John Lachs Phil 105 January 21, 2015 Utilitarianism “Utility” or the “greatest happiness principle holds that actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure, and the absence of pain; by unhappiness, pain, and the privation of pleasure." (Mill 7) John Stuart Mills uses these words to describe what he believes the essence of utilitarianism to be. In his 1868 Speech on Capital Punishment entitled Utilitarianism, Mills defines and defends the theory of utilitarianism and its use in Ethics....   [tags: Utilitarianism, Human, John Stuart Mill, Pleasure]

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Utilitarianism By John Stuart Mill

- Along with other noted philosophers, John Stuart Mill developed the nineteenth century philosophy known as Utilitarianism - the contention that man should judge everything in life based upon its ability to promote the greatest individual happiness. While Bentham is acknowledged as the philosophy’s founder, it was Mill who justified the axiom through reason. He maintained that because human beings are endowed with the ability for conscious thought, they are not merely satisfied with physical pleasures; humans strive to achieve pleasures of the mind as well....   [tags: Utilitarianism, John Stuart Mill, Pleasure]

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Pleasure and Pain

- Pleasure and Pain Food brings extreme happiness to some and significant torture to others. Healthy people live without life changing effects from their food choices. Unfortunately a large amount of United States citizens suffer from the harmful side of eating related disorders. While readers should understand the causes, health concerns,and preventatives of eating disorders, one way to better comprehend involves descriptions and case studies. Three major types of eating disorders affect peoples' lives....   [tags: Psychology]

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Utilitarianism Supports Mill 's Liberty Principle

- The purpose of this paper is to explain how Utilitarianism supports Mill’s Liberty Principle. The Liberty Principle, or harm principle, simply states that the only way someone can stop another person from doing what they want, against their will, is if it will cause harm to others. On the other hand, Utilitarianism, or the Greatest Happiness Principle, is basically stating that the goal of an action or event is to make the most people the happiest. In reference to the greatest happiness principle, the opposite of happiness is not necessarily sadness but is simply referred to as the “opposite of happy;” and this is important to keep in mind when listening to the argument that I will present l...   [tags: Utilitarianism, John Stuart Mill, Pleasure]

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Living A Good And Worthwhile Life

- What is a life worth living or what makes life worth living. In order to answer this, one must examine their own life. They should captivate their life with a vengeance. We all should continue to use reason, value friendship, keep life simple, master ourselves, be honest, be kind, and avoid greed as well as needless excess. One should continuously pursue new pleasures as well as new fates to reach with the mind. This reiterates many ideals from ancient philosophers; most outstandingly those that Plato emphasized via the teachings he received from Socrates, his teacher and idol....   [tags: Meaning of life, Human, Pleasure, Form of the Good]

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Poetry Is The Range Of Pleasure

- Poetry is not facile subject to understand. Poetry is an art form that can be interpreted various ways. The meaning of each text of poetry relies on the readers, and the author 's emotional state of mind. When poetry is being read, it is not being read for fluency. These reading are to be analyzed and interpreted through an individual’s sight, intellection and sound. According to Louis Zokofsky, “ The test of poetry is the range of pleasure it affords at sight, sound, and intellectual. This is its purpose as art”....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, Allen Ginsberg, Poetry]

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Disinterested Pleasure Is An Oxymoron

- When establishing whether or not the idea of disinterested pleasure is plausible it is important to determine whether or not the phrase is an oxymoron. An oxymoron is a phrase or idea where contradictory terms or words are used together (Oxford Dictionaries 2016, Oxymoron). Therefore, if an oxymoron were present in a philosophical idea then this would be problematic as the idea would most likely be make little sense and be fallacious. There is little consensus about whether disinterested pleasure is an oxymoron....   [tags: Meaning of life, Linguistics, Oxymoron]

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The Pleasure Of Eating : Wendell Berry

- The Pleasure of Eating Wendell Berry, an environmental activist, cultural critic and a farmer tells consumers to eat “responsibly”. That consumers should realize that eating is an agricultural act. An act that gives us freedom. Meaning that every time we make choices about what we eat and who we purchase from, we are deciding what direction our food system moves. Berry states that to make a change we need to make individual choices to live free. “We cannot be free if our food its sources are controlled by someone else” (2)....   [tags: Food, Food industry, Food processing, Want]

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Nursing As A Nurse Is A Privilege And A Pleasure

- Nursing is just not a career, being a nurse is a privilege and a pleasure. My nursing career choice has the opportunity to touch the lives of patients, care givers and families every day. Although, this career is very enjoyable it must have regulations, laws and codes that nurses are required to follow. Nurses can be a good nurse or a great nurses just by possessing certain professional and personal traits and characteristics by which they practice. The nursing field also has many great historical figures and theories that shape the profession as we know it today....   [tags: Nursing, Nurse, Ethics, Florence Nightingale]

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Analysis Of The Article ' The Pleasure Of Eating '

- Wendell Berry write is From What Are People For. Essay the article “The Pleasure of Eating” about what people eat and how much knowledge they have have on what they eat. Berry want to explain how we need to change our eating habit and where we buy our food from. Berry goes on how we need to eat an says “Eat Responsibly” is they way we need to think about what we put in our stomach. Berry also talk about how much advertising has influence our decision of what to buy at the grocery store, He claims that we are passive customer and the ignorance of food history....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Eating, Supermarket]

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Eating Is Not Merely A Material Pleasure

- “Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.” (Elsa Schiaparelli) In other words, Elsa Schiaparelli believes that food is not something that you eat just because you have to, nor is it something you eat for your own personal pleasure. Eating is something social, it is something you can share with a group of people, you can talk about it with others and that in turn brings out more happiness....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Dieting, Weight loss]

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Sex Is A Source Of Pleasure

- Typically sex is a source of pleasure-- but it is not without its dangers. Discuss some of the ways in which hegemonic constructions of sexuality and expressions of sexual desire can (and does) do harm. Can we reduce or eliminate the harm done. Sex used to be an act only done to reproduce. The act was done typically at night and in private. Sex was not something done for pleasure and it was not talked about in public. (Obtained through discussions in Dr. Steele’s lectures). Throughout the years society has changed its view on sex and where, when it is done and talked about....   [tags: Human sexuality, Human sexual behavior]

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The 's Philosophy That Pleasure

- In Sovran Maxims, Epicurus lays out his philosophy that pleasure is what gives meaning to one’s life. According to Sovran Maxims, the sole purpose of life is to experience pleasure, with pleasure being defined as a feeling of satisfaction and enjoyment. To maximize pleasure, pain, fear and unnecessary desires must be eliminated. Ecclesiastes is the lamentations of an old preacher. The preacher is troubled by the lack of meaning and purpose in life. He also has a focus on the cyclical nature of the world, which appears to be related to the meaninglessness of life....   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Purpose, Suffering]

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Music Is The Pleasure The Human Soul

- Since I was young, music have always played a major part in my life and to this day it still do. I was always involved in music one way or the other, whether it was playing with my parent’s CDs and tapes as a child, taking chorus classes in middle school, or becoming a professional DJ at the start of high school; music was and forever will be one of the major driving force of my life. I consider music an undying art, that requires a different way of thinking and levels of creativity.. Similar to looking for various possible solutions for a math problem....   [tags: Musical notation, Music, Mensural notation]

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Fast Food, It Is A Guilty Pleasure

- Fast food, it is a guilty pleasure to most americans. Americans know the horrible side effects that fast food can have on them, yet recent data shows, (September 2016), that adult obesity rates are above 20 percent in all 50 states. Not just that, the childhood obesity rates have doubled in children and quadrupled in the past 30 years. In 1970, only about 15% of Americans was considered obese, and now in 2016, 20% of americans are considered obese. It is up to the new set of adults, (18 - 22 years of age), to fix this....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Childhood obesity, Food]

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Sexual Deviance: The Pleasure of Pain

- In recent years S&M, or sadomasochism, sexual relationships have become more socially accepted due to the popularity of best-selling novels like Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Yet, even the main character in this novel, Christian Grey, kept his preference for rough sex a secret from the world. Even his love interest, Anastasia Steele, finds it difficult to come to terms with his sexual preferences, and the relationship almost ends before it begins. Why is this. According to Erich Goode and D....   [tags: Sadomasochism]

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The Pleasure Of Interviewing My Mentor

- For this assignment I had the pleasure of interviewing my mentor. A gentleman that I truly admire for his endless efforts and never say enough attitude, I find him to be nothing less than the working backbone to an education system. A man that has given his life to his career in order to ensure an amazing future for all students to come. My mentor Mr. Hardy Keith Edwards. Hardy is an educator for the Compton Unified School District, he is a specialist in English language arts and a long term Substitute teacher....   [tags: High school, Education, Teacher, Secondary school]

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Publix Where Shopping Is A Pleasure

- Publix…Where Shopping is a Pleasure In the good United States, people love to eat. Not to say these individuals are not appreciative, but many citizens tend to indulge and appear to take their privileged resources for granted. After all, this country offers a plethora of retail choices ranging from farmer’s markets, meat markets, and neighborhood bodegas (a.k.a. mom-and-pop-shops), specialty vegan and whole foods markets, and last but certainly not least supermarket chains. Considering the variety of choices, consumers get to set all types of criteria as to why they will or will not conduct business at a particular market place....   [tags: Supermarket, Grocery store, Kroger, Food]

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The Pleasure Of Interviewing Keith Ferrara

- Keith Ferrara, Peabody MA Senior Software Engineer at Cambridge Associates Interview I had the pleasure of interviewing Keith Ferrara, a senior software engineer at Cambridge Associates. Keith resides in Peabody, Massachusetts approximately a 30 minute commute to Boston. Attending the University of Pittsburgh from 1983 - 1987 keith earned a bachelor 's degree in Computer science after he decided in high school that software would one day run the world we live in. Keith has been working at Cambridge Associates since 2005, his previous experience includes software engineering positions at Amicore(2003 - 2005), SupplyWorks(1999 - 2002), Bay Networks(1997 - 1999), Boston Technology(1995 - 1997),...   [tags: Computer, Software engineering, Computer science]

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