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The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray Art, what is Art? It is an ambiguous matter: without an exact form, an exact meaning. Does it have any rules or restrictions? However, it can be a great influence on the lives of people. In the novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, two lovers have fell in and out of love due to Art! Dorian Gray found Sibyl charming because of her Art! ¡§She has not merely art, consummate art-instinct in her, but she has personality also; and you have often told me that it is personalities
The Stranger Exestentialism
The Stranger Exestentialism
The Stranger Exestentialism It has been said that Camus \'…was haunted with the notion that our world is a universe which has no place for us, in which our life makes no sense… The Stranger reflects this philosophy in a myriad of ways. Mr. Meursalt is the main character. He seems to live in his own world, socializing with others, but not caring too deeply about what happens in his life. For example, when his mother died, his thoughts were, Mother died today. Or, maybe yesterday; I can\'t be s
The Time Machine by HG Wells
The Time Machine by HG Wells
The Time Machine by HG Wells Time travel. An idea that has fascinated mankind for all eternity. The shear idea of voyaging through the fabric of time is both an intriguing and exhilarating thought. Throughout time, many author\'s have closely predicted the future through their novels, and who\'s to say H.G. Wells wont follow the proverbial footsteps of these authors with The Time Machine? Is the idea to far fetched? The time traveler in the story didn\'t think so, all though others didn\'t agree
The Use of Dialectic to Define Justice
The Use of Dialectic to Define Justice
The Use of Dialectic to Define Justice Through the use of Socratic dialogue, Plato has an advantage at obtaining answers by refuting other philosophers. Plato is able to achieve an answer to the question, what is justice. He derives this answer through an analogy of the ideal city. The ideal city parallels the concept of the ideal person as Plato uncovers with the aid of dialectic. Plato defines justice as a function of harmony, which must first be achieved in an individual before being extended
Themes in The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway
Themes in The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway
themes in The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway One theme that I found recurring throughout the novel, The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, was love. Lady Brett Ashley was a beautiful woman who seemed to be irresistible to the men she became acquainted with. For example Robert Cohn, Bill Gorton, Pedro Romero, Mike Campbell, and last but not least Jake Barnes. Brett was ex¬ tremely vulnerable to the charm that various men in her life seemed to smother her with. Brett was not happy with her life or h
Thomas Stearns Eliot
Thomas Stearns Eliot
Thomas Stearns Eliot T.S. ELIOT Thomas Stearns Eliot was born to a very distinguished New England family on September 26, 1888, in St. Louis, Missouri. His father, Henry Ware, was a very successful businessman and his mother, Charlotte Stearns Eliot, was a poetess. His paternal grandfather established and presided over Washington University. While visiting Great Britain in 1915, World War I started and Eliot took up a permanent residency there. In 1927, he became a British citizen. While living
Thoreau
Thoreau
thoreau In Henry David Thoreau’s infamous novel “Walden”, we are shown endless paradoxes that stem from the author’s deep and insightful views into nature’s universal connections with the human race. Thoreau makes himself a quest of finding the meaning to our existence by investigating nature from different perspectives that our preoccupied society constantly overlooks. Two of these perspectives are of viewing nature from a mountaintop or panoramic view and the other being from our own earthly f
Thoreau on Thoreau
Thoreau on Thoreau
Thoreau on Thoreau Philosophers, historians, authors, and politicians have spent centuries pondering the relationship between citizens and their government. It is a question that has as many considerations as there are forms of government and it is rarely answered satisfactorily. A relatively modern theorist, author Henry Thoreau, introduced an idea of man as an individual, rather than a subject, by thoroughly describing the way a citizen should live many of his works. He indirectly supplements
Thoreau
Thoreau
thoreau In Henry David Thoreau’s infamous novel “Walden”, we are shown endless paradoxes that stem from the author’s deep and insightful views into nature’s universal connections with the human race. Thoreau makes himself a quest of finding the meaning to our existence by investigating nature from different perspectives that our preoccupied society constantly overlooks. Two of these perspectives are of viewing nature from a mountaintop or panoramic view and the other being from our own earthly f
Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism Transcendentalism is the belief that matters of ultimate reality transcend, or go beyond, human experience. Transcendentalist thinking began during the American Renaissance with writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. However transcendental thinking did not begin with Thoreau and Emerson, but as Emerson called it, “it is the very oldest of thoughts cast into the mold of these new times.” Transcendentalism is based on the ancient philosophy of Idealism, which o
Transcendentalism in dead poets society
Transcendentalism in dead poets society
transcendentalism in dead poets society Transcendentalism emerged as a philosophical and literary movement during the nineteenth century which focused on intuition and the individual conscience. Established by the German philosopher, Immanuel Kant, Transcendentalism gained support from writers such as Emmerson Thoreau, and Fuller. These supporters believed that fundamental truths are known to the heart and therefor cannot be grasped by the senses. As applied to modern times, the movie Dead Poets
Transcendentalism1
Transcendentalism1
Transcendentalism1 The writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson dealt with three aspects of transcendental thought, which consisted of spiritual, philosophical, and literary content. In his time, Emerson imparted an influence upon his contemporaries and American literature. He explicitly encouraged other writers by his appeal for new American literature and new voices because America had failed to denounce European literature and produce its own literary scholarship. Emerson believed that literature shou
Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism Transcendentalism is the belief that matters of ultimate reality transcend, or go beyond, human experience. Transcendentalist thinking began during the American Renaissance with writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. However transcendental thinking did not begin with Thoreau and Emerson, but as Emerson called it, “it is the very oldest of thoughts cast into the mold of these new times.” Transcendentalism is based on the ancient philosophy of Idealism, which o
Transcendentalism1
Transcendentalism1
Transcendentalism1 The writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson dealt with three aspects of transcendental thought, which consisted of spiritual, philosophical, and literary content. In his time, Emerson imparted an influence upon his contemporaries and American literature. He explicitly encouraged other writers by his appeal for new American literature and new voices because America had failed to denounce European literature and produce its own literary scholarship. Emerson believed that literature shou
TranscendentalismRalph Waldo Emerson
TranscendentalismRalph Waldo Emerson
TranscendentalismRalph Waldo Emerson Transcendentalism: Ralph Waldo Emerson Transcendentalism, in philosophy and nature, is the belief in a higher reality than found in sense experience or in a higher knowledge than achieved by human reason. Transcendentalism upholds the goodness of humanity, the glories of nature, and the importance of free individual expression. In addition, it is maintained that an awareness of reality, or a sense of truth, is reached through reasoning by intuition. Transcend
Transcendetalism The New Religion
Transcendetalism The New Religion
Transcendetalism The New Religion Transcendentalism: The New Religion By: A. K. Rodriguez Transcendentalism: The New Religion According to The American Heritage Dictionary, the definition of religion is “a belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as Creator or governor of the universe; a personalized system grounded in such belief; or a cause or activity pursued with zeal or conscientious devotion” (TAHD, 696). The American Heritage Dictionary provides a lexicon descri
Transendentalism through Franklin Emerson and Thor
Transendentalism through Franklin Emerson and Thor
Transendentalism through Franklin Emerson and Thoreau Daniel Higgins September13, 2000 ENG 252 – Paper 1 Transcending Life by Adapting the Concepts of Franklin, Emerson, and Thoreau Everyone one of us struggles daily to survive in a manner befitting our individual beliefs, hopes, aspirations, dreams, and goals. There is not a universal code on how exactly we should go about doing this. Benjamin Franklin, Henry Thoreau, and Waldo Emerson were some of the most unique thinkers influencing the way o
Tritram Shandy
Tritram Shandy
Tritram Shandy Chaucer’s Wife Of Bath, Allison, is a very interesting character. She almost seems to be an early feminist, but is not by her own words. She has her own authoritarian views on marriage, Scripture, and husband domination. Alison is one of the only characters who actually reveals herself openly, through her prologue. She has a personality, and that personality consists of her authority over her husbands, her own ideals on religion, and she uses her tale to back this all up. Allison
Truth in The Water Works and In Cold Blood
Truth in The Water Works and In Cold Blood
Truth in The Water Works and In Cold Blood In E.L Doctrorow’s novel, The Waterworks, Mr McIlvaine suggests that some stories were, “not... reportorially possible... that there are limits to words in a newspaper” (page 201). The character Mr McIlvaine like Truman Capote the author of In Cold Blood are both journalists who have found stories to which they feel newsprint, in itself would not have brought justice. Therefore to what extent has truth in narration, and truth through journalism influenc
Uncle Toms Cabin1
Uncle Toms Cabin1
Uncle Toms Cabin1 Tompkins, Jane P. “Sentimental Power: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and The Politics of Literary History”. Glyph 2 (1978) This essay is an incredible wealth of knowledge for someone who wants to write a paper on why Uncle Tom’s Cabin is so significant. The author had actually lived in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s half-sister’s basement “during a difficult time” in her life (501). She explains why many people, including herself, do not see this novel as being “the most important book of the cent
Virgils effect on Dante
Virgils effect on Dante
Virgils effect on Dante VIRGIL\'S INFLUENCE ON AND IN DANTE\'S INFERNO Dante Alighieri was born in Florence, Italy in 1265. In his life, he created two major books of poetry: Vita Nuova and The Comedy. The Comedy, which was later renamed The Divine Comedy, is an epic poem broken down into three books in each of which Dante recounts his travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. The first book of The Comedy, Dante\'s Inferno, is an especially creative narrative. He narrates his descent and obse
Volitaire Candid
Volitaire Candid
Volitaire Candid Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire, in his satirical masterwork Candide, critiques both society and humanity wit little mercy. The author obviously seeks to expose all of the human race\'s self-deceptions and weaknesses, but he does so with great humor. Voltaire gives delight with his humor while planting the deeper message about the fallibility and corruption of humanity. This contradiction holds the power of Voltaire\'s writing. Candide provides a horrific portrait of the human
William Blake1
William Blake1
William Blake1 William Blake (1757-1827) William Blake wrote during the Romantic period which was a span between 1785 - 1830. Other great writers during this time were Mary Wollstonecraft, Coleridge, Wordsworth, and others. Some said that the Romantic period was the fairy tale way of writing through symbolism and allegory and also an age for individualism. A crucial point by Romantic theorist referred to the mind, emotions, and imagination of the poet (Abrams, et al 5). In comparison to Blake’s
Ecosystem
Ecosystem
Ecosystem Ecosystem: An ecosystem is the complex of living organisms, their physical environment, and all their interrelationships in a particular unit of space. The principles underlying the study of ecosystems are based on the view that all the elements of a life-supporting environment of any size, whether natural or man-made, are parts of an integral network in which each element interacts directly or indirectly with all others and affects the function of the whole. All ecosystems are contain
Good Ancestors Like Dandelions
Good Ancestors Like Dandelions
Good Ancestors Like Dandelions Urban sprawl is not a new phenomenon, and the battle between environmentalists and developers is well-known. But perhaps the issue is not that the land is being utterly stripped of life and replaced by cookie cutter houses or factories, which has been a controversy for decades. Perhaps the fighting has exposed a deeper problem: the American acceptance of a false outside, seen through lawns that mimic interiors. People often perceive that any green space is nature.
Lifeboar Ethics
Lifeboar Ethics
Lifeboar Ethics Garrett Hardin’s argument for the preservation of well-to-do societies is embodied by his extended metaphor of each society as a lifeboat with its members the lifeboat’s occupants. His presentation of this metaphor is key in his assertions that the creation of an international food bank, efforts to improve agriculture in foreign nations (the Green Revolution), and lax immigration laws will all result in universal tragedy. Hardin’s initial complaint is against humanitarian eff
LIsbon
LIsbon
LIsbon The 1755 Lisbon Earthquake and Candide In 1755, an earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale occurred in Lisbon, Portugal, changing European history and philosophy. But how does one geologic event trigger a paradigm shift from naturalism to liberalism Naturalism unites with rationalism during the Age of Enlightenment, a philosophical movement during the 18th century, which rejects traditional social, religious and political ideas with an emphasis on rationalism. People believe in a wo
Agency problem in SOE of Chinaan approach from bus
Agency problem in SOE of Chinaan approach from bus
agency problem in SOE of Chinaan approach from business ethics “Agency problem” in SOEs of China an approach from Business Ethics “ If people have no faith, I don’t know what they are good for. Can a vehicle travel without a link to a source of power?” Confucius 1. Introduction Agency problem is a worldwide problem wherever it is in western countries or China. It is inevitable during the development of the firm’s organization. As long as the interests between the owner and management are not ali
Aldo Leopold Ecocentrism
Aldo Leopold Ecocentrism
Aldo Leopold Ecocentrism Environmental Ethics “Ecocentrism: The Land Ethic” By: Aldo Leopold This is a summary of Leopold\'s ideas and my views on them. 1) Leopold strongly suggests the need for land ethic because he sees a great lack for it. Humans see land as an economical resource. Land is used for our needs and enjoyment with the belief that we are the ruler and conqueror of the land. Humans feel superior to the land and all that live on it and therefore lack the sense of being a part of lan
An eye for an eye
An eye for an eye
An eye for an eye The most severe of all sentences is in fact the death penalty. Also known as capital punishment, it\'s the most severe form of corporal punishment as it requires law enforcement officers to kill the offender. It has been banned in many countries, in the United States, an earlier move to eliminate capital punishment has now been reversed and more and more states are resorting to capital punishment for serious offenses such as murder. Like they say: An Eye for and eye, or a life
Business Ethics
Business Ethics
Business Ethics As a corporate manager of a publicly held company, one is responsible for the interests of many different stakeholders. In the past, it has been a very common assumption and practice that corporate managers of a company should strive to act solely for the benefit of shareholders, or owners of the company. Corporate managers were trained to take any actions necessary or use any means possible to improve the bottom line; or profits, without regard to other “stakeholders”. As a busi
Business Ethics1
Business Ethics1
Business Ethics1 How to behave toward oneself and toward other individuals is a matter of making choices: whether to be friendly or unfriendly; whether to tell the truth or lie; whether to be generous or greedy; whether to study in order to pass an exam or to spend valuable study time watching television and cheat to pass it. These, and all other questions about how people act toward themselves and one another are dealt with in a field of study called ethics. Another name for ethics is morality.
Deep Ecololgy
Deep Ecololgy
Deep Ecololgy Deep Ecology/Ecosophy The ideas behind deep ecology have major implications today. They allow people to think more profoundly about the environment and possibly come to a better understanding of their own meaning. People are intensely concerned about the world’s technological adolescence, massive consumerism, and overpopulation. A man named Arne Naess, former head of the philosophy department at the University of Oslo founded an idea that can direct people’s anxiety away from their
Environment
Environment
Environment Features of Argumentation The logic of everyday argumentation should be based upon common data or information that is accepted by everyone. A warrant need to be used in order to relate the evidence that is presented in an argument to the claim that is being made. When creating an argument, one usually uses grounds that are well known by their peers of the same field of study. In this way, most arguments are specific to a certain area of study; however, information that is considered
Erotica v Pornography
Erotica v Pornography
Erotica v Pornography Cages. Consider a birdcage. If you look very closely at just one wire in the cage, you cannot see the other wires. If your conception of what is before you is determined by this myopic focus, you could look at that one wire, up and down the length of it, and be unable to see why a bird would not just fly around the wire anytime it wanted to go somewhere. It is only when you step back, stop looking at the wires one by one…and take a macroscopic view of the whole cage, that y
I chose to do my observation on a small (12 studen
I chose to do my observation on a small (12 studen
esl I chose to do my observation on a small (12 students) elementary ESL class. The students in this class ranged from second grade up to fifth grade and all are fairly fluent in English, but come from homes that use Spanish as the primary language. The day began with a rehearsal of a play this class will be performing for the first graders. This play calls for the children to read, understand, and memorize the parts of such characters as the narrator, a donkey, cat, rooster, robbers, police, do
Ethics
Ethics
Ethics The field of ethics, also called moral philosophy, involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior. Philosophers today usually divide ethical theories into three general subject areas: metaethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics. Metaethics investigates where our ethical principles come from, and what they mean. Metaethical answers to questions are focused on the issues of universal truths, the will of God, the role of reason in ethical judgme
Justifiable Homicide at the Hands of the State
Justifiable Homicide at the Hands of the State
Justifiable Homicide at the Hands of the State Justifiable Homicide at the Hands of the State Several problems exist in society today, and we are doing everything we could to correct these complications and to possibly diminish them. Some are as minor as traffic violations, and some are as serious as deaths. Many innocent lives are being taken due to the careless and unforgivable acts of a few people. Something has to be done to stop this from happening. In other words, we, as society, need to p
Values Clarification
Values Clarification
Values Clarification The corruption of America’s youth is a popular topic today in the media, among lawmakers, and with concerned parents. Often the “good old days” of generations past are looked upon with longing because of their simpler ways. Decades ago the largest problems in schools were talking out in class, not paying attention, and forgetting to do homework. Today’s problems are violence, teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse, and delinquency in general. Everyone believes these issues a
18th Century European Enlightenment
18th Century European Enlightenment
18th Century European Enlightenment 18th Century European Enlightenment 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
A Time of Change
A Time of Change
A Time of Change Robert Chaplin History 112 Dr. Farrell 12 April 2000 A Time of Change The enlightenment was a great time of change in both Europe and America. Some of the biggest changes, however, happened in the minds of many and in the writings of many philosophers. These included some of the beliefs of David Hume, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, and Francois Voltaire. Writers during this time focused on optimism, which is the opinion to do everything for the best (Chaney 119), and the
Builders pf great Rome
Builders pf great Rome
Builders pf great Rome HIS101 Builders of a Beautiful Kingdom The Ancient Roman culture had a direct impact on how we view art, literature, architecture, education and religion. Early Roman civilizations were very sophisticated and idealistic. They build great architectural buildings and performed famous playwrights at these ancient places. Romans were considered to most advanced civilization of their time. With beautiful statues, well designed buildings, and some of the greatest philosophers ca
Christianity in constantinople
Christianity in constantinople
christianity in constantinople The Emperor Constantine I was the sole ruler of the Roman world between 324 and 337 C.E. His reign was likely the most crucial of all the Roman emperors in determining the future course of western civilization. Constantine began the process of making Christianity the religious foundation of Europe. Also, his Constantinople replaced the city of Rome as the center of imperial power. This set the stage for the occurrences of the Middle Ages. His philosophical view of
Christianity in the Middle Ages
Christianity in the Middle Ages
Christianity in the Middle Ages Christianity played a major role throughout the Middle Ages in society and politics. The Middle Ages, classified from 600 AD to 1350 AD, was significantly effected by Christianity because of the impact it had on the daily lives of people of the time. The beginning of the Early Middle Ages, after the Fall of Rome in 476 AD and the period known as the Dark Ages, the reorganization of the empire brought a desire for faith and religion, primarily Christianity. This tr
Italian Renaissance
Italian Renaissance
Italian Renaissance “How was the Italian Renaissance an age in which life was a work of art?” The Renaissance was an important time. It was a time when new ideas were formed, worldly places became more important, and great people became known. All of which paved the way to future inventions, philosophies, and life as we know it. During the Renaissance, new possibilities were explored. One of which was a group of people who called themselves Humanists. Humanism was a movement based on the literat
Itsluy
Itsluy
itsluy Only thirty years after the Piedmontese army marched into Rome to unite Italy under one government, the country suddenly found itself on the brink of the twentieth century and a rapidly changing world. The twentieth century would mark the beginning of great changes throughout Europe, and Italy would not be left untouched. What set the stage for these changes, though, were the years just prior to, and directly after 1900. The decade before 1900 can be thought of in terms of its government
Optimistic ideas of the Enlightenment
Optimistic ideas of the Enlightenment
Optimistic ideas of the Enlightenment 1. To what extent did the Enlightenment express optimistic ideas in eighteenth century Europe? Illustrate your answer with references to specific individuals and their works. (1998, #5) During the eighteenth century, Europeans experienced the dawning of an age of knowledge, reasoning, and of great scientific achievements. Their views toward new discoveries and advancements were optimistic. People began to turn to science for a better understanding of their w
Richard Wagner Wunderkind or Monster
Richard Wagner Wunderkind or Monster
Richard Wagner Wunderkind or Monster Diana Glazer European History AP Research Paper Richard Wagner; Wunderkind or Monster? Richard Wagner remains the most controversial genius in music, perhaps in all the arts. The controversy began during his life - over ten thousand books about him were published before Wagner\'s death in 1883 - and continues still. The musical world is divided in Wagnerians (sometimes called Wagnerites) and anti-Wagnerians. Many have switched positions as the discover more a
The cultural diversity in the Euuropean Union
The cultural diversity in the Euuropean Union
The cultural diversity in the Euuropean Union 02 jun 2000 RESEARCH PAPER The European Union and its cultural diversity Meike Berns Int 305 City-University Thesis The European Union and its cultural diversity I would like to discuss that a sense of community which is necessary in business and in daily life is not achieved yet. Even with opening the borders between the member states and establishing a common currency the work is not done yet. The question often asked is how to achieve a sense of c
The Enlightenment
The Enlightenment
The Enlightenment The Enlightenment The Age of Enlightenment was a period that took place after the Renaissance and is characterized by profound changes in mind and attitude of many Europeans. For centuries before, the Roman Catholic Church was a dominant force in society. People believed that by accepting the hardships there were in life, and devoting themselves to God, they could expect a better afterlife. However, at the start of the Renaissance, people began to question the ideas of Christia