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  • Kant

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    to locate the rightness and wrongness of an action. Kant created a moral theory called the Categorical Imperative, which is considered an unbreakable moral law. As Kant claims, “Act only on that maxim which you can at the same time and without contradiction will to be a universal law.” A maxim is the principle that causes us to perform a specific action. Kant’s Categorical Imperative is black and white. Regardless of contexts or circumstances, what is right is right, and what is wrong is wrong

  • Mill’s Objection to Kant’s Moral Theory

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    John Stuart Mill famously criticized Immanuel Kant and his theory of the Categorical Imperative by arguing that, “[Kant] fails… to show that there would be any contradiction, any logical (not to say physical) impossibility, in the adoption by all rational beings of the most outrageously immoral rules of conduct. All he shows is that the consequences of their universal adoption would be such as no one would choose to incur.” If accurate, this is a debilitating criticism of Kant’s moral theory as

  • Destructive Connections In Literature

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    Cheever shows the contradiction of Neddy’s reality and dreams throughout the story through him living in the past, but also going through events that destroy his thoughts, and forcing him to relate back to the real world. Miller illustrates Willy’s contradiction is shown through him wanting to be in his past, but knows that he is in the present. When times get tough for him, he goes to the

  • Racial Equality Essay

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    Gladwell explains this contradiction in his podcast Revisionist History: The Lady Vanishes (2016). In this podcast, Gladwell gives several examples of how society in the past has shown progress, and achieved something spectacular. The first example he shows Elizabeth Thompson, a British

  • Weekly Reading Review

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    those meanings. Mayne explores the history of feminist film and draws conclusions and parallels between the social setting and the images displayed within the movies. Contradiction is shown as a major theme of feminine culture which is brought to light in film such as the thought of “woman” as an image. The revealing of contradictions and victimization of women through film produced an interesting mirror-effect that challenged the patriarchal status quo. Mayne also mentions the danger and opportunity

  • Analysis Of Robert Venturi's Non-Ideological Ideology

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    celebrated as Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, or Louis Kahn, Venturi leaves behind a forceful intellectual legacy that is perhaps more durable than any building. By condemning the functionalism, simplicity, and orthodoxy of modernism in Contradiction and Complexity in Architecture (1966), he instigated an enduring architectural rebellion. This rebellion continues to run its course today. Notably, Venturi’s ideas sparked and profoundly influenced postmodernism, an international style whose buildings

  • Relational Dialectics: A Research Report

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    relationships. Contradiction is the central concept of relational dialectics. It refers to the dynamic interplay between unified oppostions. By managing three basic cotradictions; which are Autonomy-Connection, Novelty-Prediction, and Openness-Closedness, a couple can maintain a stable and healthy relationship with each other and together, accomplish success. Baxter bases her dialectical theory on the three bipolar pairs that cause contradictions. The primary or principle contradiction is Autonomy-Connection

  • Absurdity In Albert Camus's The Myth Of Sisyphus

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    absurd. Absurdity is the feeling of separation from the world. The absurd is a contradiction that cannot be reconciled, and any attempt to escape this contradiction is simply an attempt to run from it and if you try escape it shows that you are weak and life is too much. When you face the absurd, you are struggling against it. Many individuals come to the realization of the absurdity when they come to the contradiction of what they know and the unknown. The universal question is, “is suicide legitimate”

  • Analysis Of Chicanx

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    pride” and “confidence” to pursue a better quality of life. Menchaca’s discusses in “Recovering History, Constructing Race”, how race created a hierarchy among groups based upon skin color and culture. Which relates to what Du Bois mentions about ‘contradiction of double aims’, African Americans as well as Mexican Americans have been labeled as underrepresented groups that are faced with an impossible decision to choose between sticking to their culture or be accepted by American society. However, in

  • My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor

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    wanted equal opportunity, there are contradictions between the intended equality and reality. Sonia Sotomayor wrote an autobiography that efficiently pointed out these contradictions. Sonia faced white supremacy, structural inequalities and racialization throughout her life that put her down, attacked her mental and emotional well being and made her work harder than her white counterpart to achieve the same things. Her experiences show the unresolved contradictions of American history and these phenomenon’s