Central Point Essays

  • Classical Design Elements In Architecture

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    Classical Design Elements In Architecture Throughout history, Classical ideals of the ancient Greeks and Romans have been prevalent in all facets of art. In architecture this is especially true. A few of the Classical ideals employed in architecture are colonnaded porticoes, domed centers and symmetrical designs. Architects such as Andrea di Pietro, Christopher Wren and Thomas Jefferson used these Classical design elements in their respective works. These highly regarded individuals were

  • Aristotle's Logical Foundation of Physiognomics

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    the logical foundation of physiognomical inference: as an enthymeme, a syllogism from signs. Yet, concentrating solely on the formal logical analysis, Aristotle does not touch the central point of physiognomics; it C. S. Peirce’s discovery of the triadic relation of the sign that was able to shed new light on this central problem and to see physiognomics as a process of semiosis. Thus, Aristotle founded the formal logical basis, from which modern semiotics developed new approaches to physiognomics

  • Indian Killer

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    of the American Indian experience, is not the central point. John Smith’s experiences as an Indian adopted by whites have left him too addled and sad, from the first moment to the last, to serve as the story’s true focus. The damage that had been done to John Smith was irreparable from the moment the story began. His death, while a gloomy ending for his character, is in many ways a release from his torment, as demonstrated by his rising from the point of impact and leaving his body behind. The value

  • Golem At Large, What You Should Know About Technology.

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    chose to link technology to the golem. The golem was a creature from Jewish mythology and while not evil, is marked by a clumsy drive. Technology, at its cutting edge, will always rage with controversy, because there is no neutral place, nor a central point, in the search for responsibility and accountability of a failed technology. The authors’ also try to accomplish certain biased viewpoints throughout this book. They prove this by showing us how the imperfections of technology are related to the

  • Network Design: Physical and Logical Design

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    backbone segment (length of cable) that all the hosts connect to directly. A ring topology connects one host to the next and the last host to the first. This creates a physical ring of cable. A star topology connects all cables to a central point of concentration. This point is usually a hub or switch. An extended star topology uses the star topology to be created. It links individual stars together by linking the hubs/switches. This will extend the length and size of the network. A hierarchical topology

  • Rene Descartes: The Concept of Dualism

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    interacting parts just like a machine such as a watch or an automobile. The premise that the mind is indivisible is not true because it is an assumption that the mind and body are two different things. "It is common knowledge that the brain is the central point of the body where all functions is controlled, mainly being sense perception and thought." (Lawhead, pg 283). The brain is as much a piece of physical matter the same way a rock is. Although much more complex than a rock, a brain and a rock have

  • History And Development Of The Internet

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    broken up would take separate routes to the destination and then be re-assembled by the computer at the server where the message was being sent. This was good because with more than one route for information to travel on, the enemy did not have one central point to target their attack to break the lines of communication and in the event of some break in the line information could still travel through. (Diamond, 4). This all interested the APRA enough to fund the research and development of an experimental

  • Loving v. Virginia (388 U.S. 1)

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    that she was his wife, while Richard pointed to the marriage license on the wall. The couple was then charged and later found guilty in violation of the state's anti-miscegenation statute. Mr. and Mrs. Loving were residents of the small town of Central point, Virginia. They were family friends who had dated each other since he was seventeen and she a teenager. When they learned that marriage was illegal for them in Virginia, they simply drove over the Washington, D.C. for the ceremony. They returned

  • Irony in Ballard's Chronopolis

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    the actual name 'Chronopolis' - city of time - is an ironic name for a city that has no time Throughout the story Ballard's view of time acts as a focus to the story, around which the plot revolves. The central point of the story is a world without time, without which the story would have no point - none of it would have happened, and it would be just like our world. The impression of time we are given at the beginning of the story is an ironic one, because it seems that time is important, but

  • Jean Watson’s Theory of Caring

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    into account as one of the most philosophicaly complicated of existent nursing theories. The Theory of Human Caring, which also has been reffered to as the Theory of Transpersonal Caring, is middle – range explanatory theory. (Fawccett, 2000) The central point of which is on the human component of caring and actual encounter between the client and the caregiver. Jean Watson has stated that her work was motivated by her search of a new meaning to the world of nursing and patient care. “ I felt a dissonnance

  • Folk Psychology in Churchland’s Eliminative Materialism

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    Folk Psychology in Churchland’s Eliminative Materialism The mind-body problem has kept philosophers busy ever since Descartes proposed it in the sixteenth century. The central question posed by the mind-body problem is the relationship between what we call the body and what we call the mind—one private, abstract, and the origin of all thoughts; the other public, concrete, and the executor of the mind’s commands. Paul Churchland, a proponent of the eliminative materialist view, believes that the

  • Women and the Choice of Abortion

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    In the last few decades, abortion has become a much-discussed subject. It has been a central point in many political affairs as in; selecting justices for the Supreme Court, it has also become an issue for candidates for state and local offices as well as for the U.S. Presidency. What exactly is abortion anyway? Depending on who you ask one will always get different answers, but the dictionary defines abortion as the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed

  • The Great Levittown Impact

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    The Great Levittown Impact The third listing for the definition of sprawl in the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary is as follows: “to spread or develop irregularly”. Unfortunately, this is the pattern, or lack thereof, with which America’s development is following. Every single day the world population rises, and these new babies have to live somewhere. Due to the fact that the birth rate is larger than that of the death rate in America (http://www.bartleby.com/151/a24.html), new homes and communities

  • Democracy and Political Obligation

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    The public life of political servants is characterized by other duties and obligations than private life. Conflicts can even arise between a person's public and private duties. The central point of this paper is to examine whether this difference of duties can be regarded as an effect of different forms of obligation. Can we speak of a particular form of political obligation in the same way in which Kant distinguishes between ethical and legal obligation, the former pertaining to intentions and the

  • Multiculturalism In Canada

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    This has, in turn, spun a great debate over multiculturalism. Some of the issues under fire are the political state's policies concerning multiculturalism, the attitudes of Canadians around these policies, immigration, the global market, and a central point is the education and how to present the material in a way so as to offend the least amount of people. There are many variations on these themes as will be discussed in this paper. In the 1930's several educators called for programs of cultural

  • Point Of View In Sarah Orne Jewett's White Heron

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    Point of view is central to how a reader experiences, and understands each choice an author makes in a story. In Sarah Orne Jewett’s White Heron, the third-person point of view focusing in on Sylvia allows the reader to get an in depth look at the girl in a state of nature, following a leisurely narrative in order to carefully portray the vast setting in which the character lives. Jewett’s point of view choice is essential for the reader to interpret the narrative due to the vulnerability and ignorance

  • Character Analysis Of Dora In The Movie Central Station

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    In the movie, Central Station, the protagonist, Dora, has a dynamic character change. Dora is a thin, simple, and harsh woman. She lives alone in her apartment with no children or husband. She works out in the street writing letters for people that are not able to because they are illiterate. Before this “job,” Dora used to be a teacher in a school. Although Dora seems like a person that will not change her ego, she has deep thoughts that makes her turn into a more considerate person because her

  • Afternoons by Philip Larkin

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    everyday situation and made a universal message out of it. The image of the mothers life being dull is further emphasised when Larkin describes the 'Wedding Album' being near the television. This image suggests that the televsion is more of a central concern in the couples lives rather than their marriage vows etc. ... ... middle of paper ... ...heir identity and are dominated by responsibility, they have lost control of what is truly their own. 'something is pushing them to the side of

  • Character Analysis Of Bullet In The Brian By Tobias Wolff

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    by Tobias Wolff is about a book critic Anders, who, while waiting in a line at the bank, has been listening to two women in front of him talk very loudly -- a simple conversation that turns into bickering between him and both these women. At this point everyone’s attention goes to the door; two guys wearing ski masks are standing at the door. Well, as expected Anders couldn’t keep his mouth shut. One of the men, standing at the door, gives him a warning; Anders started to talk again and was shot

  • Rock, Paper, Scissors

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    each tool. Each tool's score was assigned in coordination to its value of destruction. These psychological presets grant a rock a score of 5 points. A rock is easily the most destructive of the tools. Scissors would be granted 3 points for being more destructive than paper but less destructive than a rock. Consequently paper is assigned a 2 point value. "Can I have directions to. . ." Rocks, Paper, Scissors is a zero sum game always resulting in a collective total of zero. The two