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  • Divine Intellect in Dante's Inferno

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    Divine Intellect in Dante's Inferno In Canto XI of Dante's Inferno, Virgil carefully explains the layout of hell to his student, Dante. Toward the end of his speech, Virgil says that "Sodom and Cahors" are "speak[ing] in passionate contempt of God," (XI, 50-51), and divine will thus relegates them to the seventh circle. The sin of the Sodomites is clear for Dante, who poses no question on the matter, sodomy perhaps being an obvious affront to God which the bible directly addresses. However

  • Charlemagne’s Will: Church, Empire, and Intellect

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    Charlemagne’s Will: Church, Empire, and Intellect “…and [I] shall first give an account of his deeds at home and abroad, then of his character and pursuits, and lastly of his administration and death, omitting nothing worth knowing or necessary to know.” – Einhard, The Life of Charlemagne Charlemagne—Charles, King of the Franks—obviously has a fan in Einhard. His powerful work, The Life of Charlemagne, details the king’s life from the building of his empire, through the education of his children

  • Active Intellect In Aristotle,

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    love the senses in themselves but what is the relationship between the two and by what faculty are we able to call anything knowledge once sense perception has occurred? Aristotle sets up as his faculty for knowledge both the active and the passive intellects. We begin to have knowledge through sense experience. We cannot know without sense experienceand it is from sense experience that all knowledge is therefore generated. Knowledge for Aristotle is a knowledge of universals, that is, a knowledge of

  • Emotion and Intellect: Giacometti vs Rodcheckow

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    Emotion and Intellect giacometti vs rodcheckow There is a great difference in art between emotion and intellect. They are two completely separate elements. Art that is emotional tends to be stirring and raw- it provokes an immediate reaction in the viewer. Art that is intellectual is deeper, it requires thought and time to chew on- to comprehend. To be successful a piece of art must contain both elements. Both Alberto Giacometti’s Woman with Her Throat Cut and Alexadr Rodchenko’s Oval Hanging

  • Emotion and Intellect in the Works from Terezin

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    Emotion and Intellect in the Works from Terezin In the quote opening Art Speigelman’s Maus: A Survivor s Tale. I: My Father Bleeds History, Adolf Hitler expresses his urge to rob the Jewish people of their humanity: The Jews are undoubtedly a race, but they are not human (9D). Hitler’s quote begs for a response What makes one human? Many scholars and scient ist would argue that it is t he ability to think and reason t hat defines the human species. I would argue that it is a

  • A Burning Intellect in Fahrenheit 451

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    A Burning Intellect in Fahrenheit 451 In the 1950 novel Fahrenheit 451, AUTHOR Ray Bradbury presents the now familiar images of mind controlING worlds. People now live in a world where they are blinded from the truth of the present and the past. The novel is set in the, perhaps near, future where the world is AT war, and firemen set fires instead of putting them out. Books and written knowledge ARE banned from the people, and it is the firemen's job to burn books. Firemen are the policemen of

  • Reasoning, Intellect, Inquiry, and Measurement in Oedipus the King

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    protagonist of the play, Oedipus.  Sophocles conveys Oedipus' ideals, moral, and opinions about several topics throughout the play.  Among the most important and prominent of his beliefs that are revealed dealt with Oedipus' value of reasoning, intellect, inquiry, and measurement. Sophocles portrayed Oedipus as an amiable character that the Greek audience could sympathize with and perhaps even relate to. The audience saw a respectable figure, who did not seem to commit any blatant evil, come to

  • Social vs. Natural Intellect in William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

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    In life, I have observed and experienced both social and natural intellect. First off, there are direct examples of both kinds of people in everyday life. My friends that have good intellect, but not social skills often do well. However, when put in a group, which occurs often in life, they struggle. For example, last year I was in a group for a project. In my group was one person that was extremely smart. He was known as the smartest kid in my class. However, in our group, he was the least productive

  • Emotion vs. Intellect in Ode to a Nightingale and Since Feeling is First

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    Emotion vs. Intellect in Ode to a Nightingale and Since Feeling is First We must look for guidance from the emotions…not the mind. This romantic philosophy is portrayed in the works of both John Keats’s "Ode to a Nightingale" and E. E. Cummings’s "Since Feeling is First." Each poet addresses the complex relationship of following one’s emotion and passion as opposed to one’s thought. Whereas Cummings supports living life fully in order to escape the confines of thought, Keats suggests death as

  • On the Quantum Mechanics of the Human Intellect and the Stories It Creates

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    On the Quantum Mechanics of the Human Intellect and the Stories It Creates If human beings are to explore those distant and wished for lands, we must first come to grips with some of the perplexing conceptual issues that have dogged quantum physics since its inception. These riddles dance around the enigma of quantum observership. Its contemplation brings us back from the realm of the multiverse to the intimate confines of our own skin, where we ask what it means to say that “we” “observe” “nature