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    The Historic Turn in Western Thought

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    The Historic Turn in Western Thought Most philosophers have noted the linguistic turn at the end of the nineteenth century. Few, if any, have noted the historical turn in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Living in a time of anxiety in which the universe and life present problems to be solved, the problem for this paper can be stated as: Why was history so imprtant until recently, and is narrative so important now? I examine the advent of irrationalism in order to provide some

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    Thoughts From the Tao-te Ching by Lao-Tzu It was quoted in the "Thoughts from the Tao-te Ching" by Lao-Tzu, a notable writer who speaks much upon power and domination that, "there is no greater illusion than fear,/ no greater wrong than preparing to defend yourself,/ no greater misfortune than having an enemy" (26). This is an ingenious concept, yet we all face fear everyday, for many of us, it affects our way of life and the way we think and do things. What is fear triggered by anyways

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    stems from core truths and rules present in society at any given time. It covers the understanding of figures of speech, slang, and can reflect cultural and moral values however it is not innate. Deduction and problem solving used in common sense thought does not come without practice and experience. Education is “a technology that tries to make up for what the human mind is innately bad at” which Pinker claims are subjects such as cosmology, genetics, and evolution, neuroscience, embryology, and

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    A Man of Thought, Fortinbras - A Man of Action In the play Hamlet,  William Shakespeare proposed two kinds of men.  Horatio is the character who represents a man of thought.  The other  kind of man is represented by Fortinbras, a man of action.  Hamlet is the character that manages to be both, thought and action.  Hamlet failed to avenge his father's death because he was both.  According to Shakespeare in the play Hamlet, a man could not succeed if ge was both action and thought. The most

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    of Shakespeare 's Hamlet, is thought to be the most complex character of English literature. This characterization is often due to the fact that Hamlet is thought to be mad. The depth at which Hamlet’s thoughts reach is far superior to those around him, leaving him misunderstood. Despite what scholars tend to think, Hamlet was too intelligent for the other characters to interpret his thoughts, words, and actions in any other way than madness. Hamlet is thought to be insane by many of the

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    Mindfulness Lost in Thought: The Perils of Rumination written by Susan Nolen-Hoeksema expounds upon the negative effects of rumination and provides coping mechanisms to the problem of obsessive negative thinking. She argues rumination is obsessive negative thinking about the problems one is having, which can lead to depression, anxiety, and maladaptive coping mechanisms (excessive drinking and binge eating, for example.) As she defines it, I am a ruminator. For me, being mindful of my thought patterns and

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    An Explanation of Haunting Thoughts in Emily Dickinson's Poem 670 Poem 670 is about the inner workings of your mind. The beginning of this poem addresses everyone. She does that by saying, "One need not be a Chamber....One need not be a House." This is saying whether you are small like a chamber or big like a house you will be haunted in your mind. The phenomenon of haunting thoughts, in your brain, exceed anything externally at that moment. Your mind becomes totally focused on the inner dealings

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    the many modes of thoughts of society which, frankly, at best can be called random. Yes, social behavior, expectations, and justifications are capricious and erratic, but so is the human mind, or more appropriately, minds that collectively form this social consciousness. This approach is tautological in nature and also,on another note of frankness, Nietzsche’s premise itself implies a very mordacious assumption – collective human thought has a tendency to be faux original (thought). I understand, appreciate

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    In the essay “Thought” by Louis H. Sullivan, he states that people don’t always need words just to communicate. There are several ways that individuals are able to communicate without words, they can express themselves by gestures and facial features, like explaining themselves to others. Sullivan believes that both thinking and creative thinking are better without words and that the minds is always working; therefore, it does not have time to place words together. In order to think clearly they

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    I quickly learned that language comes before thought just as thought comes before language. “Language comes before thought because you cannot describe something that you do not have words for. Just like in a person 's everyday vocabulary, they use the words they know. The more you know, the more you think.” (Dawson) This proved to be

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