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  • Affirmation

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    Affirmation is defined as a recognition of political, personal, cultural values and identity. The Puritans, African Americans, and Native Americans affirmed their identity in Colonial America through: oral traditions, songs, and rituals. This is the reason they are studied all over the world. The Puritans affirmed their identity through their religious beliefs, utopian ideas and theocracy. The Puritans had a storyteller who spoke of their genealogy. Since these stories were based on the bible, most

  • An Analysis of David Hume's Affirmation

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    David Hume makes a strong affirmation in section IV of an Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. Hume states, "I shall venture to affirm as a general proposition, which admits of no exception, that the knowledge of this relation is not, in any instance attained by reasonings a priori; but entirely from experience." In this statement, when discussing "knowledge of this relation," Hume is referring to the relation between cause and effect. This argument can easily be dismissed as skeptical, for it

  • Affirmation of Adulthood in John Updike's A&P

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    Affirmation of Adulthood in Updike’s A&P Researching John Updike’s story, "A&P", I found many readers agreed that the main character Sammy is viewed as a hero or martyr for quitting his job at an A&P store in a northern beach town. I did, however, find that critics disagreed on why Sammy quit. Initially it appears that Sammy quits his job to impress girls who were reprimanded for wearing bathing suits in the A&P.  Sammy did not ultimately quit his job to be the hero for three girls who happened

  • Metaphors in Philosophy

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    We can distinguish three attitudes toward metaphors. First is the general rejection of metaphors in philosophy. Second is the unrestricted affirmation of metaphors as ‘absolute’ and as compensating for metaphysics. This conception will be analyzed critically and shown to be self-contradictory. The third position can be described as the restricted affirmation of using metaphors. According to this view, metaphors can be characterized as-strictly speaking-non-philosophical but extrinsic to constitutive

  • Disjunction versus Communion in Raymond Carver's Short Stories

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    about intimate relationships, the reader perceives the stories as more than entertainment or skillful language; the reader relates to the characters' situations and applies the knowledge to their own lives. It is within this realm of character affirmation that Carver draws a much more elaborate, and meaningful detail in his short stories. I propose that Carver's characters either connect or fail to connect on an intimate, spiritual level. It is this difference in his short stories which either

  • Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter - Tragic Hero or Merely Tragic?

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    fond memories of his final exhortation.  Arthur's flaw can be found in the fact that he chooses to value the public view above those of Hester, his love, and God, his master. Arthur, punishing himself for his ugly secret, which his need for public affirmation will not let him reveal, gradually kills himself through guilt and masochistic ritual. His inward trouble drove him more in accordance with the old, corrupted faith of Rome, than with the better light of the church in which he had been born and

  • The Slippery Slope of Gay Marriage

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    life? A lot is riding on the answers to these questions. But the media's reflexive labeling of doubts about gay marriage as homophobia has made it almost impossible to debate the social effects of this reform. Now with the Supreme Court's ringing affirmation of sexual liberty in Lawrence v. Texas, that debate is unavoidable. Among the likeliest effects of gay marriage is to take us down a slippery slope to legalized polygamy and "polyamory" (group marriage). Marriage will be transformed into a variety

  • Islam Basics

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    sent by God. Because the Quran was revealed in Arabic, this is the language used in the Islamic religion all over the world. Muslims, or people of the Islamic religion, go to Allah through the 5 basic pillars. They are as follows: 1. Shahadah-The affirmation that there is no god but God and that Muhammad is the only prophet. 2. Salah- The five daily ritual prayers. 3. Zakat- The giving of alms. 4. Sawm- The dawn to sunset fast during the lunar month of Ramadan. 5. Hajj- the holy pilgrimage to Mecca

  • Reflections Based on the Work of Bernard Lonergan

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    constituted by the operations of experience, understanding, judgment and decision, proposed by the Canadian philosopher and theologian, Bernard Lonergan, might resolve the puzzle, and provide the basis for an understanding of human freedom that is the affirmation of neither determinism nor arbitrariness. Perhaps one of the strongest arguments in the proposal's favor is that any attempt to refute it in theory would entail its adoption in practice. I. Introduction The theme of freedom is an early and

  • Atwater vs. Supreme court

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    I selected the case of Atwater vs. The city of Lago Vista Gail Atwater was stopped by a police officer for not having her children seatbelted. Instead of issuing a minor misdemeanor ticket, as is normally done, the officer arrested Atwater The city of Lago Vista removed the suit and sent it to the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Which gave ruling to The city of Lago Vista. The court said that Atwater had failed to present proof that any constitutional right had been

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