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    negation and the result. The common terms given to this movement are thesis (the original posit or definition), antithesis (the negation), and synthesis (the final movement combining elements of each of the first two). The synthesis often becomes the new thesis, which is similarly negated. The whole theory can be seen as an elaboration of cause and effect, where the original thesis "causes" the antithesis which "causes" a synthesis. There is a direct causal progression. An interesting concept which

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    The Three Stage Failure of Sense Certainty In beginning his lengthy phenomenology for identifying the pathway in which Geist will realize itself as Absolute Knowledge, Hegel begins at what many considered the most basic source of all epistemological claims: sensual apprehension or Sense-Certainty. Though the skeptical tradition took this realm as a jumping-off point for making defensible epistemological claims, Hegel sees in the sensual a type of knowledge so general and abstract as to be entirely

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    The Scarlet Sharer

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    The Secret Sharer written by Joseph Conrad, centers around a character of a sea captain. Its title and opening paragraphs forecast a story of mystery, isolation, duality, darkness and silence. The novel proves true these predictions reveling thematic and image patterns directly proportional to them. The opening of the novel further reveals dialectics in the novel. The clash between the private and the public world or man versus society, in other words is the primary dialectic. The journey theme

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    research paper. Chalmers’ introduction goes over a bit of the history of panpsychism, as well as provides the name of a second research paper titled, “The Combination Problem for Panpsychism.” This second research paper is written as an anti-thesis to his focused thesis. This shows not only that he has no issue in finding evidence to support theories, but he can view a subject with intellect rather than emotion. This is not to say Chalmers has the mind of a machine. On the contrary, reading through his

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    Soviet Montage

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    “Montage is an idea that arises from the collision of independent shots” (Sergei Eisenstein) In pre-revolutionary Russia 90 per cent of the nation’s films were imported from elsewhere around the world. With the exception of a minor number, the vast majority of films created in Russia during this time were considered mediocre. Between the years 1914 to 1916 the figure for imported films dropped to 20 per cent. An explosion of creative and artistic talent seemed to burst out of Russia from then until

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    resolution appeared in all its glory. This historical period (1860-1914) could be best described using the Hegelian philosophy. The constant oppression of the working class will serve as thesis. The antithesis would come with the unification of the proletariats, forming the trading unions. The role of synthesis is given to the emergence of political democracy and mass political parties. The time period from 1860 to 1914 is defined by the surfacing of the "mass societies." The social order practically

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    Hegel is considered one of the most famous German philosopher’s who wrote and taught during the early 1800’s. Hegel thought that humanity and civilizations was inevitable working towards becoming a free society in hope that this idea and process would spread throughout the world. Many of Hegel’s ideas such as his dialect and triad greatly influenced the 19th century. This movement also translated over into the ideas and findings of people in the new world with liberal and free market democracies

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    staircase that represented the advancement of thought through a "zeitgeist" or spirit of the age. During each step, there would be two competing ideas, the thesis and the antithesis. The conflict between the thesis and the antithesis would produce a new idea called the synthesis. The synthesis would sweep the old order away and become the new thesis, bringing the cycle back to its beginning. Hegel believed that the advancement of thought peaked with German society during his life. Marx took this concept

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    Philosophy 101

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    Philosophy is defined by Webster as "Love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means and moral self-discipline" or "Investigation of the nature, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or values, based on logical reasoning rather than empirical methods." This essay is a general look at those who pursued that intellectual means, those who investigated, even those who reasoned Reason. Because volumes could be written and this is a rather quick, unworthy paper: apologizes. Hegel's philosophy

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    A Look at Prominent Worldviews

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    James W. Sire claimed that world view is “…a set of presuppositions… which we hold… about the makeup of our world.” As of me, my definition does not deviate much. World view is the way, either supported or unsupported, how I see what I see. It’s like glasses where I see everything through the filter of glasses. Supposedly, world view can affect one very much. The fact that Muslims goes to Mecca or Christians going to church every week or the mere choice between chocolate bar and ice cream are all

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