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    Civic Education

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    on the strength of community and assigns, as do the two authors quoted, a "moral responsibility" on contemporary universities to enable each student to contribute to this strength. Like Gee, William James talks about the "action of innumerable imitative individuals upon each other." Both Gee and James believe that education is not an individual search for self or righteousness or belonging. This process is not one about receiving wealth or fame. It is a process about learning to give. It is a

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    The Nature of Faith

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    The man could interpret this experience because faith had been "awakened" or become functionally directed in him. Some people, and many psychologists, deem faith to be something akin to wishful thinking. The great philosopher-psychologist William James defined faith as a "belief in something concerning which doubt is still theoretically possible," that the believer acts in faith by taking steps which are not guaranteed to turn out as he thinks they should [3]. If faith is not wishful thinking

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    thought, allowing for an explanation to those who are still determined to believe in miracles and the like and allows for them to own an identity under his definition. It is at this end where his level of pragmatism veers from Charles Peirce to William James’ end of the spectrum.

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    Conformity is defined as behavior in accordance with socially accepted conventions or standards. This is not a good or bad thing, this just is. It exists as a compliment to earlier humans congregating into larger groups, using agriculture and domestication to create sustenance. Also, conformity is essential for life. We need people to share the same ideas, ideologies and a way of thinking in order to work efficiently and effectively. There many examples that exist like, at work or in your house

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    Philosophical Works and The Meaning of Reality I would put the texts in the following order: William James - Some Problems of Philosophy Rene Descartes - Meditations on First Philosophy Non-Cartesian Soums Luckmann & Berger -- The Social Construction of Reality George Orwell -- 1984 Hannah Arendt -- Eichmann in Jerusalem Lem -- The Futurological Congress Ong -- Orality & Literacy Jean-Paul Sartre -- Nausea Abram -- The Spells of the Sensuous Along with a cohesiveness of thought

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    of a work as much today as they did when William Faulkner and Henry James works were published. The rigid beliefs of Europeans in 1878 caused readers of Henry James’s Daisy Miller: A Study to consider “the tension between individual self-realization and social restriction” (Barnett 1) and how it “focuses upon the way in which society particularly shapes the behavior of women” (Barnett 1). The seeming lack of Southern principles made the readers of William Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily question the

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    Mary Whiton Calkins

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    Mary Whiton Calkins Mary Whiton Calkins, is best known for two things: becoming the first woman president of The American Psychological Association and being denied her doctorate from Harvard. However, these two aspects only make up a small portion of what she accomplished in her life. Her entire life was dedicated to her work, especially the development of her Psychology of selves. She founded an early psychology laboratory and invented the paired-associate technique. She passionately dove

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    My Philosophy Statement

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    different learning style. I must take this into consideration because I want to provide a constructive learning opportunity for every student. I believe that every student has the potential to learn. My philosophy at this point is progressivism. William James and John Dewey are accredited for developing the characteristically American philosophy that is progressivism. Progressivism relies on the theory that the student should be the focal point. By adjusting the curriculum and teaching techniques

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    Whippets

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    he discovered Nitrous oxide's analgesic effects in 1800. From 1800 to 1840, Nitrous was primarily used for recreation at traveling public shows, but in 1844-1845 Nitrous was recognized as having some medical use in dentistry. In the late 1800's William James published some accounts of his work with Nitrous Oxide and called its effects of "some metaphysical significance". Nitrous has remained popular throughout the 20th Century and is sold over the counter in small cartridges ("whippets") for making

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    Social Affects on Neurobehavior

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    neuroscience and looks at social factors and the immune system. The second is run by a professor in the United Kingdom looking at diet and criminality and the last is from Georgia State and looks at social status and defense mechanisms in crayfish. William James an American psychologist of the 19th century was one of the first people to state that there is a connection between neurophysiological processes and psychological phenomena (1). In 1992 John Cacioppo and Gary Bernstein determined that t...

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