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Fountainhead
Fountainhead
Fountainhead ISU Essay : Ayn Rand-The Fountainhead Imagine power as a form of free flowing energy, a source found within every one and for each individual. Assume that to gain power, one has to tap this resevoir of immense proportions and relish upon the rich harvest to their hearts desires. Consequently, when there is such a dealing of concentrated materials, nature takes charge and similarly to other physical abstracts, rendering this package lethal, with the potential for untold destruction.
Foutanihead
Foutanihead
foutanihead Teri Lopez 9/16/00 Mr. Canz The courtroom verdict at the Courtlandt trial had a huge impact on the lives of every main character in Fountainhead. It was here that the revolutionary, Roark, is acquitted of the felony of destroying a public building. This verdict shakes the world of the evil Toohey, ultimately destroying him. It means the psychological destruction of Gail Wynand, a hard working businessman and friend of Roark\'s. It also brings on the collapse of Peter Keating, a spine
Frankenstein Reanimation
Frankenstein Reanimation
Frankenstein Reanimation Frankenstein: Reanimation In the story Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, a mad scientist named Victor Frankenstein is intrested in natural philosophy. One day when Victor was fifteen, he saw lightning strike an oak tree, and blast the oak tree in half, leaving nothing but a stump in its place. This event caused him to begin studying natural phenomena, especially the subjects of electricity and galvanism, two very new and exciting subjects of science in the eighteenth century
Frankinstien
Frankinstien
frankinstien FRANKENSTEIN In the story Frankenstein, written by the author Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein decided that wanted to create a being out of people that were already dead. He believed that he could bring people back from the grave. Playing with nature in such a way would make him play the role of God. With Victor Frankenstein feeling that he had no true friends, the only relief he had of expressing his feeling was through letters to Elizabeth. Elizabeth was not Victors\' true sist
Freedom and its Problems The Life of Neaera
Freedom and its Problems The Life of Neaera
Freedom and its Problems The Life of Neaera Freedom and its Problems: The Life of Neaera (pg. 111) Ancient Greece, the inventor of democracy, philosophy and much of modern western culture and thought, was also the proprietor of the most dehumanizing institution known to mankind, slavery. The excerpt from The Ancient World, Readings in Social and Cultural History, entitled The Life of Neaera, tells the ever so sad story of a slave girl sold into a life of prostitution and all the hardships she mu
Freedom in America
Freedom in America
Freedom in America Freedom in America No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violating the bou
Freedom or determinism
Freedom or determinism
freedom or determinism Is Man Free or Determined? Suppose that every event or action has a sufficient cause, which brings that event about. Today, in our scientific age, this sounds like a reasonable assumption. After all, can you imagine someone seriously claiming that when it rains, or when a plane crashes, or when a business succeeds, there might be no cause for it? Surely, human behavior is caused. It doesn\'t just happen for any reason at all. The types of human behavior for which people ar
Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet
Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet
Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet The Friendly Friar In the drama Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Friar Lawrence is a kind, knowledgeable, peacekeeping, and wise character. He also acts as a foil to the Montaques, Capulets, and the nurse. He is a priest to both the Montaque and Capulet houses. He is a well-liked person in the town of Verona. The Friar is a positive figure in the community and serves as a good role model for the children of Verona. Friar Lawrence is wise, educated kind,
Friends
Friends
Friends How to Win Friends and Influence People Dale Carnegie’s book How to Win Friends and Influence People gives methods of instruction and examples as to how to triumph in the social world. It includes chapters on how to handle people, how to make people like you, how to win people to your way of thinking, and how to be a leader. The book begins with a preface of suggestions on how to get the most of the book. These include reviewing it periodically and taking the suggestions with an open min
Friends
Friends
Friends How to Win Friends and Influence People Dale Carnegie’s book How to Win Friends and Influence People gives methods of instruction and examples as to how to triumph in the social world. It includes chapters on how to handle people, how to make people like you, how to win people to your way of thinking, and how to be a leader. The book begins with a preface of suggestions on how to get the most of the book. These include reviewing it periodically and taking the suggestions with an open min
Friendship1
Friendship1
Friendship1 Samora has been my best friend for almost three years now, unlike many of my other friends he comes from a totally different lifestyle than me. He grew up with out any parents, and had to learn to support himself at a very young age. He has never been spoiled, or taken care of. Nor has he been taught most morals and values that children learn from their family. Without the guidance of his parents one may believe that he leads a life of ignorance that lacks self-discipline. Contrary t
Galileo
Galileo
galileo Hearing early in 1609 that a Dutch optician, named Lippershey, had produced an instrument by which the apparent size of remote objects was magnified, Galileo at once realized the principle by which such a result could alone be attained, and, after a single night devoted to consideration of the laws of refraction, he succeeded in constructing a telescope which magnified three times, its magnifying power being soon increased to thirty-two. This instrument being provided and turned towards
Galileo
Galileo
galileo Hearing early in 1609 that a Dutch optician, named Lippershey, had produced an instrument by which the apparent size of remote objects was magnified, Galileo at once realized the principle by which such a result could alone be attained, and, after a single night devoted to consideration of the laws of refraction, he succeeded in constructing a telescope which magnified three times, its magnifying power being soon increased to thirty-two. This instrument being provided and turned towards
Galoleo
Galoleo
Galoleo The seventeenth century marked the beginning of spectacular changes in science that to this day flourish. However, during these times, science and faith would clash, and in their terrible conflict, the two were severed, to continue in divergent directions and to lose their common ground that continues at the present. The Aristotelian point of view that the Earth was the center of the universe was a universal, Biblical belief that no one dared to question. However, one man’s discoveries w
Gandhi A Man of Principle
Gandhi A Man of Principle
Gandhi A Man of Principle Gandhi: A Man of Principle George C. Wallace, the United States Secretary of State when Mohandas K. Gandhi was assassinated, said that Gandhi “had become a spokesman for the conscience of all mankind- a man who made humility and simple truth more powerful than empires” (Gandhi, np). Gandhi is well known for his leadership in the liberation of India from Britain, but his main goal and message transcends beyond the acts he did, into everyday living. Gandhi promoted simple
Gene therapy
Gene therapy
gene therapy Genetic Therapy Gene therapy is the use of genes and the techniques of genetic engineering in the treatment of a genetic disorder or chronic disease. Most of the techniques are still being experimented and are awaiting government approval (Concise Columbia Electronics Encyclopedia). Some 2000 to 3000 diseases have been determined as genetic or hereditary (Access Excellence). With the perfection of gene therapy thousands of lives could be spared. Gene therapy may eventually provide e
Germany3
Germany3
germany3 Micheal Novak is the prolific author of numerous monographs, articles, and reviews, and has written over twenty-five influential books in philosophy, theology, political economy, and culture. He holds the George Fredrick Jewett Chair in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington D.C., where he also serves as Director of Social and Political studies. He has lectured almost all over the world and has taught at Harvard, Stanford, Syracuse, an
Ghandi
Ghandi
ghandi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known as the “Mahatma, a Divine Soul”, emerged as the leader of the Indian National Congress. He was like a powerful current of fresh air that made the Indian people stretch themselves and take deep breaths; like a beam of light that pierced the darkness and removed the scales from their eyes; like a whirlwind that upset many things, but most of all the working of people\'s minds. # Gandhi was born in 1869, and was assassinated in January 1948 while praying by
Ghandi
Ghandi
ghandi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known as the “Mahatma, a Divine Soul”, emerged as the leader of the Indian National Congress. He was like a powerful current of fresh air that made the Indian people stretch themselves and take deep breaths; like a beam of light that pierced the darkness and removed the scales from their eyes; like a whirlwind that upset many things, but most of all the working of people\'s minds. # Gandhi was born in 1869, and was assassinated in January 1948 while praying by
Giaganesh
Giaganesh
giaganesh Oedipus the King - Tragic Justice of Fate by Tina Uhlig Oedipus the King is one of the most famous and influential of Sophocles\' plays. On the surface of this drama there is, without a doubt, a tone of disillusionment. Dramatic irony is a much-used literary device in this play and its unusual structure serves as an explanation for its enduring popularity. Oedipus is portrayed as a character of social conscience whose tragedy stresses the vulnerability of human beings whose suffering i
Globalism
Globalism
Globalism Joe Shines Freshman Seminar 10/01/99 Encounters: The Origins of Globalism The first section of “The Global Citizen” gives us a basic premise on which to proceed with developing the ideal of what it means to adopt the idea of being a global citizen. How can one citizen be global? How can we be a “citizen” of the world? A way to begin to recognize the answers these questions we must first realize that global citizenship starts with the individuals need for realizing there should be chang
God exictence
God exictence
God exictence Prove It, I Dare You For many years philosophers have disputed argued, dissected and used countless of other devices in order to prove God\'s existence. Is there someone or something that has been there since time started? All my life I was raised to believe that God exists. As I grew older, wiser, and take philosophy classes, I have heard about different beliefs that could of possibly persuaded me to lean towards the opposite beliefs that I have originally believe in. In school an
God3
God3
god3 Philosophy as defined by our required text is said to be the love of wisdom. It is the search for the larger picture, the demand for knowledge. There are many questions in philosophy, many involving the subject of religion. Does God exist? Should we believe in God? Is belief in God justified? These are just some of the questions attempted to be answered in philosophy. Every philosopher has a different opinion on the existence of God. St. Anselm (1033-1109) was a Benedictine monk; his phil
Greek Contributions
Greek Contributions
Greek Contributions Michael Buchbinder The Greeks contributed many things to today’s society. Their ideas were extremely innovative and they lived in a time of great discoveries. Their influence has touched on subjects such as philosophy, politics, medicine, math, and art, to name just a few. The men who developed these important ideas many years ago benefit each one of us and have an important effect on today’s culture. There are many famous Greek philosophers. One of the most famous is Socrate
Grendel3
Grendel3
Grendel3 During the c.750s the world was not at all like it is today. The land was rugged and wild, and the people were just as untamed as the world they lived in. The kingdoms and people, such as the ones portrayed in poems and stories like Beowulf and Grendel, led barbaric lives: where war was common, death was like a brother, and kingdoms came, and went as easy as night and day. In light of this one can still see vast similarities with what was, and what is today; man’s never ending quest to
Happiness1
Happiness1
happiness1 Aristotle Prior to a look at Aristotle\'s ethics, I feel it is important to look at the man and his background. Aristotle, an Ionian, was born in Stagira, a Greek town on the northwest shores of the Aegean Sea in 384 B.C. At the age of eighteen he entered Plato\'s school called the Academy, staying there for nearly twenty years. Plato was quick to realize Aristotle\'s abilities and called him the Academy\'s brightest and most learned student. While there he wrote popular writings
Hegel
Hegel
Hegel Georg Wihelm Friedrich Hegel 1770- 1831 German Idealist Hegel was born in Stuttgart on August 27, 1770, which is now part of Germany. Hegel was the son of a revenue officer with the civil service. He studied the Greek and Roman classics while attending the Stuttgart preparatory school. His father wanted and encouraged him to join the clergy, however while attending a university seminar Hegel became friends with the poet H lderlin and the philosopher Friedrich von Schelling. After their inf
Heidegger
Heidegger
heidegger Heideggers Conceptual Essences Heideggers Conceptual Essences: Being and the Nothing, Humanism, and Technology Being and the Nothing are the same. The ancient philosopher Lao-tzu believed that the world entertains no separations and that opposites do not actually exist. His grounding for this seemingly preposterous proposition lies in the fact that because alleged opposites depend on one another and their definitions rely on their differences, they cannot possibly exist without each ot
Heidegger1
Heidegger1
heidegger1 Heideggers Conceptual Essences Heideggers Conceptual Essences: Being and the Nothing, Humanism, and Technology Being and the Nothing are the same. The ancient philosopher Lao-tzu believed that the world entertains no separations and that opposites do not actually exist. His grounding for this seemingly preposterous proposition lies in the fact that because alleged opposites depend on one another and their definitions rely on their differences, they cannot possibly exist without each o
Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey The Great Depression By: Raymond Torres E-mail: [email protected] The 1920\'s was a period of general prosperity for many Americans but the decade ended with the most serious depression in United States history. When Herbert Hoover (31st president) took oath into office in March 1929, trade was booming, industry was flourishing. Unemployment was low, wages were up, prices were steady and corporations were making big profits and paying fat dividends. Before the end of Hoover\'s first
Historians
Historians
historians The Enlightenment and the Role of the Philosophes The Enlightenment is a name given by historians to an intellectual movement that was predominant in the Western world during the 18th century. Strongly influenced by the rise of modern science and by the aftermath of the long religious conflict that followed the Reformation, the thinkers of the Enlightenment (called philosophes in France) were committed to secular views based on reason or human understanding only, which they hoped woul
History5
History5
history5 NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Simplified. Condensed. To the point. Pre-packaged. Downloaded at the push of a button. No longer do college students have to trudge to 24-hour conveniencestores to buy Cliff\'s Notes, only to find the store is closed for someobscure holiday. Their plans foiled. Their procrastinating thrown back intheir faces. Where do these students turn? The new website, located at www.schoolbytes.com offers students guaranteed24-hour free service. The site\'s mission: to provi
How do you interpret
How do you interpret
how do you interpret How Do You Interpret? In 1956, Clive Staples Lewis wrote an intellectually deep book, which he titled Till We have Faces. It is considered one of his best works although it is not one of his better-known works. This particular novel provides one with many ways to interpret. There are so many symbols, metaphors and at times the mythic retelling can appear to be an allegory. Till We Have Faces is a wonderful retelling of the Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche. In this myth, Psyc
Human Resources2
Human Resources2
Human Resources2 With today\'s workforce becoming increasingly diverse and organizations doing more to maximize the benefits of the differences in employees, Human Resource managers are evolving from the old school sideline player to the front-line fighters. Organizations are relying on managers to get the people who get the job done, and of course, make the company money. People have always been central to organizations, but their strategic importance is growing in today\'s knowledge-based bu
Human rights
Human rights
human rights Mersault-Sisyphus Sisyphus was given a punishment by the gods, to push a rock up a hill, only to have it fall down on him again. Mersault is a person accused of murder who has spent over a year in jail. What both these characters have come to realize is that they are forced to live in these situations created by the gods, therefore they might as well enjoy or get used to them. Mersault is forced to live in a cell, without his cigarettes, and with limited visitation rights. When this
Hume
Hume
Hume Hume on Miracles In explaining Hume’s critique of the belief in miracles, we must first understand the definition of a miracle. The Webster Dictionary defines a miracle as: a supernatural event regarded as to define action, one of the acts worked by Christ which revealed his divinity an extremely remarkable achievement or event, an unexpected piece of luck. Therefore, a miracle is based on one’s perception of past experiences, what everyone sees. It is based on an individuals own reality, a
If Capitol Walls Could Talk
If Capitol Walls Could Talk
If Capitol Walls Could Talk Militarily, the Spanish-American War (1898) was not a monumental war. The war was brief, included few battles, and the US generally had an easy time of it, with the war\'s outcome never in much doubt. Secretary of State John Hay called it a splendid little war. Internationally, however, the war had major historical significance. The Spanish-American War signaled the emergence of the US as a great power onto the world stage of international relations and diplomacy. T
Improving Cyberspace
Improving Cyberspace
Improving Cyberspace Thesis: Though governments cannot physically regulate the Internet, cyberspace needs regulations to prevent illegal activity, the destruction of morals, and child access to pornography. I. Introduction. II. Illegal activity online costs America millions and hurts our economy. A. It is impossible for our government to physically regulate cyberspace. 1. One government cannot regulate the Internet by itself. 2. The basic design of the Internet prohibits censorship. B. It is pos
In vitro fertilization
In vitro fertilization
in vitro fertilization In Vitro Fertilization “The unexamined life is not worth living.” With these words, Socrates stated the creed of reflective men and women and set the task for ethics: to seek, with the help of reason, a consistent and defensible approach to life and its moral dilemmas (Walters 22). Ethical inquiry is important to us when we are unsure of the direction in which we are heading. “New philosophy calls all in doubt,” wrote John Donne in the wake of the Copernican Revolution and
In vitro fertilization
In vitro fertilization
in vitro fertilization In Vitro Fertilization “The unexamined life is not worth living.” With these words, Socrates stated the creed of reflective men and women and set the task for ethics: to seek, with the help of reason, a consistent and defensible approach to life and its moral dilemmas (Walters 22). Ethical inquiry is important to us when we are unsure of the direction in which we are heading. “New philosophy calls all in doubt,” wrote John Donne in the wake of the Copernican Revolution and
Indian Women
Indian Women
Indian Women The Conflict of Women in 20th Century India Throughout recorded history, women the world over have been held to different standards than men. They have been consistently oppressed in nearly all aspects of life, from political to personal, public to private. In the 20th century, great strides have been taken to end this oppression and level the playing field. In India however, a number of deeply rooted traditions have made this effort particularly difficult, and as a result, women’s
Indian Women
Indian Women
Indian Women The Conflict of Women in 20th Century India Throughout recorded history, women the world over have been held to different standards than men. They have been consistently oppressed in nearly all aspects of life, from political to personal, public to private. In the 20th century, great strides have been taken to end this oppression and level the playing field. In India however, a number of deeply rooted traditions have made this effort particularly difficult, and as a result, women’s
Influence of Ancient Greek Times
Influence of Ancient Greek Times
Influence of Ancient Greek Times Influence of Ancient Greek Times All through history the Greeks have influenced our lives in more ways than most people could imagine. To this day we use many ideas and ways of life that the Greeks used thousands of years ago. Everywhere Greek traders went, they took Greek ideas with them. People throughout the ancient world were influenced by Greek thought and culture. Their greatness was largely the result of achievements of their artists, scientists, and ph
Influential women
Influential women
Influential women Running Head: INFLUENTIAL WOMEN Influential Women Delmy E Gooch Sociology and Philosophy of Gender Summer Evening Introduction There have been many women that have changed and shaped the role of women today. They opened the doors of opportunity for future women and made many contributions to our society. Some of these accomplishments have gone unnoticed. The reason that I chose to discuss the influential women of the past and present was because they are the ones that have give
Institutional
Institutional
institutional Institutions The main idea in this essay, I believe, is how institutions can be so complex with their chain of laws, traditions, custom ideas that provide structure and order of political life. Civilization evolves and changes, and crafted by people who would mold institutions by their own ideology or philosophical view of politics. Political theorists, who writes in a period of chaos and anarchy, and believes politics is a power game, and life is reduced to avoid a pain and seek p
Intel Corp Leadership Study
Intel Corp Leadership Study
Intel Corp Leadership Study 1. Andy Grove and his role in Intel’s Success When I think of Intel, I think of Andrew Grove. That may be due to my age, and the fact that I was too young in 1968 to know that Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce, pioneers in the semiconductor industry, had left Fairchild Semiconductor to form Intel Corporation. But I believe that my association of Grove with Intel is due more to the tremendous influence that he has had on the company as the official and unofficial overseer
Internet
Internet
Internet This is a nice invention. And considering the www alone, the main thing is that it is flashy, colorful, icons are blinking and it can talk to you. Besides that, it is fast and easy, of course. It claims to be a powerful tool for exchanging and gathering information which will change the world in the near future. And probably it will. The enthusiastic prophets of this tool stress that the amount of information available on the web is already immense and quickly growing, and access is get
Internet
Internet
Internet This is a nice invention. And considering the www alone, the main thing is that it is flashy, colorful, icons are blinking and it can talk to you. Besides that, it is fast and easy, of course. It claims to be a powerful tool for exchanging and gathering information which will change the world in the near future. And probably it will. The enthusiastic prophets of this tool stress that the amount of information available on the web is already immense and quickly growing, and access is get
Into the abyssmarquis de sade and the enlightenmen
Into the abyssmarquis de sade and the enlightenmen
Into the abyssmarquis de sade and the enlightenment Into the Abyss Marquis de Sade and the Enlightenment We are no guiltier in following the primitive impulses that govern us than is the Nile for her flood or the sea for her waves - La Mettrie The eighteenth century embraced a secularized France in which the idea of utility, and not of salvation, were the principles by which one lived. Nature and reason in many ways replaced God. What this change left however, was a vacuum for the motive of mor
Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton was an English mathematician and physicist, considered one of the greatest scientists in history. He made important contributions to many fields of science. His discoveries and theories laid the foundation for much of the progress in science. Newton was one of the inventors of a form of mathematics called calculus. He also solved the mysteries of light and optics, formulated the three laws of motion, and derived from them the law of universal gravitation. Newton was