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Free Will, Conscience and Hard Determinism
Free Will, Conscience and Hard Determinism
Free Will, Conscience and Hard Determinism We must come to see that human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability. (King, p. 160) Robert Blatchford would argue differently about this statement, because he would say that progress is pre-determined. As he would say, progress will happen only if it is meant to happen. Are things in life such as progress inevitable or are they based upon decisions we make of our own free will? Do we as individuals possess free will, or are the events in o
Proof Of The Exsistence of God
Proof Of The Exsistence of God
Proof Of The Exsistence of God The Case For The Existence of God by John Doe, Ph.D. Introduction Either God exists or He doesn\'t. There is no middle ground. Any attempt to remain neutral in relation to God\'s existence is automatically synonymous with unbelief. It is far from a moot question, for if God does exist, then nothing else really matters; if He does not exist, then nothing really matters at all. If He does exist, then there is an eternal heaven to be gained (Hebrews 11:16) and an eter
Confucianism The religion of Confucianism is and i
Confucianism The religion of Confucianism is and i
Confucianism The religion of Confucianism is and interesting and unique religion. The various parts of this belief system deal more with humanity than with deities or supernatural occurrences. It is this fact that leads many to believe that Confucianism is more a philosophy or way of life than a religion. There are, however, various ceremonies and beliefs that those who follow Confucianism observe. In short, Confucianism has had more impact on the lives of the Chinese than any other single relig
Jodie Rosello
Jodie Rosello
Jodie Rosello Thursday 1:00 May 2, 2000 1. Explain Damasios view as to what Descartes error is, and why he thinks Descartes is in error? How do Descartes and Damasio differ as to what the self is? Damasio and Descartes differ greatly as to what the self is all about. They have different answers to the philosophical question of what makes up the self, and determines who a person is. A persons identity is more than just the body they both agree, but have different reasons why. Descartes i
In the play, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller,
In the play, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller,
In the play, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Linda Loman’s character is viewed differently by many people. Some critics have seen Linda as a controlling mother figure who is actually the one to blame for this failure of both her sons and her husband. In this report I will defend this view citing specific examples from the play. Linda was undoubtedly the only one in control throughout the play. I believe that Linda tried to be a good mother and wife but she did not really know what she wa
Descartes Meditations
Descartes Meditations
Descartes Meditations Descartes’ ‘Cogito Ergo Sum’ (I am, I exist) argument is a complex one. In many ways, he constructs a convincing argument for the existence of the self, and for the process of the thinking being, the essence of that self. In this meditation on his philosophy, Descartes on numerous attempts tries to convince both the readers, as well as himself, of his theory that we must reject all of our present ideas and beliefs and start from nothing. He believes that the only thing that
Daniel Leonard
Daniel Leonard
Daniel Leonard Existentialism Dr. Brahinsky March 27, 2000 Trev, wake up! Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Jaspers write of many important issues concerning our existence and society in general, but the one that interests me the most is the belief in the ignorance and stupidity of the majority of the human race. We are so narrow-minded, so asleep, so afraid of exploring ourselves and what is beyond this all-encompassing story we have created and in which we live (and ironically hate). The
In recent years, Euthanasia has become a very heat
In recent years, Euthanasia has become a very heat
In recent years, Euthanasia has become a very heated debate. It is a Greek word that means easy death but the controversy surrounding it is just the opposite. Whether the issue is refusing prolonged life mechanically, assisting suicide, or active euthanasia, we eventually confront our socity\'s fears toward death itself. Above others, our culture breeds fear and dread of aging and dying. It is not easy for most of the western world to see death as an inevitable part of life. However, the issues
Existentialism
Existentialism
Existentialism Existentialism is a philosophical movement that developed during the 19th and 20th centuries. One of the first things one may notice about existentialism is the confusion and disagreement of what it actually is. This is because those who developed it have conflicting ideas. Walter Kaufmann, one of the leading existential scholars says, Certainly, existentialism is not a school of thought nor reducible to any set of tenets. The three writers who appear invariably on every list of e
The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams won two Pulitzer Prizes for A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on A Hot Tin Roof. Many others believe that The Glass Menagerie deserved one as well. The Glass Menagerie (memory play) won the New York Drama Critics\' Circle’s award as the best play of the season. Williams was born in Columbus, Mississippi, on March 26, 1911. His full name was Thomas Lanier Williams. He spent most of his youth in St. Louis, Missouri. During the Depression Williams worked as a f
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION Hitler was an incredibly gifted person. He was an intelligent speaker, as he managed to sway 14.7 million people to vote for him even though his ideas were unpopular. Hitler was able to take over half of Europe with a country that was heavily in debt and had poor morale. He even negotiated to surpass all levels of government and declare himself dictator. Hitler was a gifted painter although most, if not all, of his works were never published. His paintings were done in watercolors a
Inequiality in Education
Inequiality in Education
Inequiality in Education I have spent sixteen out of my twenty years on this planet, in school. At age four I entered preschool and now at age twenty, as I embark upon my third year in college, school has become second nature to me. Besides my family and friends, school has been the one aspect of my life that has remained constant. In a general sense I hardly ever give it a second thought. Yet on a more specific level, I am constantly buried under an exam for one class, or a difficult lesson in
Is It Wrong to Cheat a Sucker?
Is It Wrong to Cheat a Sucker?
Is It Wrong to Cheat a Sucker? The Gloucester County Office of Consumer Affairs, in partnership with the Federal Trade Commission, is launching a new onslaught against telemarketing fraud and other means of solicitation tomfoolery. Individuals are contacting people on the telephone claiming to represent a charity or fund-raising organization, when they either do not represent a charity at all, or only a small percentage of the money will actually go towards the charity. Other scams involve 900 l
Ask most Americans who Jean-Paul Sartre is and you
Ask most Americans who Jean-Paul Sartre is and you
Ask most Americans who Jean-Paul Sartre is and you will most likely get a frowned look. According to journalist, Richard Eyre, in this country, Sartre is perhaps as unfashionable as loon pants. That is in part because Sartre, albeit a great French philosopher, didn’t have a poster status. Sartre was not a particularly attractive man and although he was the darling of the 60’s in all of Europe, his pipe, glasses and an air of bad temper kept him off walls that celebrated the Brigitte Bardots and
Religion, what is religion? Religion is a way of l
Religion, what is religion? Religion is a way of l
Religion, what is religion? Religion is a way of life, a life style, it should dictate how you live your life. However why follow a religious belief, to go to heaven, avoid the condemnation to hell, to live forever? We in western society consider ourselves a not so religious society, we say I am Christian or I am Jew or I am an Atheist I don\'t believe. Keep in mind religion is a life style, it should dictate how you live your life. Sadly in western society, money and our compulsive cravings for
ARISTOTLE
ARISTOTLE
ARISTOTLE Aristotle is considered one of the greatest minds of classical Greece. Dante even proclaimed him the master of those who know.Ê He made tremendous contributions in the areas of science and mathematics, not to mention philosophy. In fact, he contributed extensively to chemistry, physics, biology, created formal logic, thoroughly studied systems of government, and developed a biological classification system.Ê However, the majority of those alive at the time took greater stock in his pol
Abortion is a subject of perception; to find a cle
Abortion is a subject of perception; to find a cle
Abortion is a subject of perception; to find a clear cut solution would be to commit suicide. Doctors say that candy is not bad, so long as there is not a consumption of it at one time. All things in life must be viewed through a reasonable, clear mind. To say abortion is good or bad is to look at it blindly. Abortion is not like racism or oppression where to look at one incident is to miss the point. Or if we look at the big picture we see the crime, and abuse. Abortion is by far a twentieth ce
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment Since the beginning of recorded history, mankind has made use of the idea of capital punishment. Most ancient societies accepted the notion that certain crimes deserved the death penalty. The idea of a crime punishable by death dates far back to Ancient Rome and the laws passed at that time. Till this day, however, there is still much debate as to whether or not capital punishment should be abolished. Although there are numerous arguments for and against the situation, the onl
Thomas Hardy experienced great difficulty believin
Thomas Hardy experienced great difficulty believin
Thomas Hardy experienced great difficulty believing in a forgiving, Christian God because of the pain and suffering he witnessed around him. He also endured some pain, with the loss of his wife and suffering during the five years he spent in London that made him ill. As a young man, Hardy wanted to become a clergyman. This vocation was quite a turn around of what he pursued--a career as a famous agnostic writer. He lost faith in his religious, Victorian upbringing. As such, he shared a belief wi
The Demon Lover & The Signalmen
The Demon Lover & The Signalmen
The Demon Lover & The Signalmen Ghost stories are a special and enjoyable type of literature in which a reader creates a feeling of suspense. The reason for this being is that the writer chooses to end the story without a resolution. By doing this, it makes a reader look into their imagination and make their own resolution. Two ghost stories that do this are The Demon Lover, written by Elizabeth Bowen, and The Signalmen, written by Charles Dickens. In these two ghost stories there are ma
Sylvia Plath’s “The Elm Speaks”
Sylvia Plath’s “The Elm Speaks”
Sylvia Plaths The Elm Speaks Dutch elm disease is one of the most devastating shade tree diseases the earth has ever seen. It is a wilt disease with an extremely high fatality rate. The disease is characterized by gradual yellowing of the leaves and defoliation. This is caused be a fungus which is transmitted from diseased trees to healthy trees by insects known as bark beetles. In the 1962 villanelle The Elm Speaks confessionalist Sylvia Plath compares her depressed emotional state with Du
As I walked into the lecture hall, I saw people ra
As I walked into the lecture hall, I saw people ra
As I walked into the lecture hall, I saw people ranging from the literary community’s elite to high school students. Taking my seat, the crowd hushed as a rather distinguished looking man walked to the podium. The man prepared his notes and I waited silently in awe of his presence, anticipating his words of wisdom. I knew this was a gentleman who knew what he was talking about – that is, until he opened his mouth. My first impressions of Professor Dunne, a visiting literary critic, were torn to
Paul Lawrence Dunbar, was the first important Afri
Paul Lawrence Dunbar, was the first important Afri
Paul Lawrence Dunbar, was the first important African American Poet in American Literature and the first poet to write of both a black and white audience in a time when efforts were being made to re-establish slavery. He was also the first African-American poet to garner national critical acclaim(43). During his short lifetime Dunbar became known as the poet laureate of African Americans (Columbus 45). Paul Lawrence Dunbar was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1872, to two freed slaves. Both of Dunbar
Emily Dickinson’s Because I could not stop for Dea
Emily Dickinson’s Because I could not stop for Dea
Emily Dickinson’s Because I could not stop for Death is a remarkable masterpiece that exercises thought between the known and the unknown. In Dickinson’s poem, Because I could not stop for Death, there is much impression in the tone, in symbols, and in the use of imagery that exudes creativity. One might agree to an eerie, haunting, if not frightening, tone in Dickinson’s poem. Dickinson uses controlling adjectives—slowly and passed—to create a tone that seems rather calm. For example, We slowly
Alone in a room,
Alone in a room,
Alone in a room, With a man who has killed, a man who has slaughtered the Innocent. With callous heart, And no shame to hide, He murdered millions in genocide. Virgin Europe, Now pillaged and raped, Was now strewn with bodies, Very few had escaped. What were you thinking? How could you dare To snatch so many lives, And not even care? What was so turbine, What did you fear to lose, To slaughter more than SIX MILLION JEWS? How could you sleep with yourself at night? Were you blind, or did you supp
Faustus: Renaissance Martyr or Tragic Hero Faustus
Faustus: Renaissance Martyr or Tragic Hero Faustus
Faustus: Renaissance Martyr or Tragic Hero Faustus died a death that few could bear to imagine, much less experience. After knowing for many years when exactly he would die, he reached the stroke of the hour of his destiny in a cowardly, horrid demeanor. Finally, when the devils appeared at the stroke of midnight, tearing at his flesh as they draw him into his eternal torment, he screams for mercy without a soul, not even God Himself, to help him. However, what to consider Doctor John Faustus fr
Emerson and Whitman: Views of Self
Emerson and Whitman: Views of Self
Emerson and Whitman: Views of Self What is man anyhow? What am I? What are you? asks Whitman. Who we are, what our purpose is and what the meaning of life is are all mysteries that man has tried to solve from his earliest history. Whitman and Emerson explore these ideas in their works, Song of Myself and Self Reliance. Whitman, an American poet, and Emerson, an American philosopher, take different approaches in their search for self-discovery, yet within their solutions, many parallels can be
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Fall of the House of Usher Edgar Allan Poe wrote, The Fall of the House of Usher, using characterization, and imagery to depict fear, terror, and darkness on the human mind. Roderick and his twin sister, Madeline, are the last of the all time-honored House of Usher (Jacobs and Roberts, pg. 462). They are both suffering from rather strange illnesses, which may be attributed to the intermarriage of the family. Roderick suffers from a morbid acuteness of the senses( Jacobs and Roberts, pg.
Franz Kafka, one of the most influential writers o
Franz Kafka, one of the most influential writers o
Franz Kafka, one of the most influential writers of this century, was virtually unknown during his lifetime. His works, which were published by his friend Max Brod, after his death, have since been recognized as symbolizing modern man\'s anxiety-ridden and grotesque alienation in an unintelligible, hostile, or indifferent world. Kafka is perhaps best known for his dark and edgy stories filled with fantastic settings and almost unbelievable characters, but was all of this just fantasy work? In Th
An Interpretation of William Faulkner's
An Interpretation of William Faulkner's
An Interpretation of William Faulkner\'s A Rose for Emily In the short story A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner tells the sad story of a woman who has had an extremely sheltered life. It is a tragic story in which Miss Emily\'s hopes and dreams for a normal life are hopelessly lost. William Faulkner was simply writing a sad story that can be related to anyone who has had hopes and aspirations, but has conflict within themselves and with others and who is unable to fulfill any of them. Miss Emily
Time
Time
Time Part I: The Tao Of Dani Time is an illusion because there is no real truth to it. It has never been proven to exist. It was made up by the Romans or the Babylonians thousands of years ago so farmers could meet on a hill top at 1 in the afternoon because one farmer’s wife had a hair appointment at noon. Human beings have a born inhibition to have things simpler. Human beings also have to have explanations and reasoning. Time was born out of this. The grand old theory that time is a river. Th
Imagism and Ezra Pound
Imagism and Ezra Pound
Imagism and Ezra Pound Ezra Pound was one of the greatest poets of the modern era, creating a literary movement known as imagism. Pound coined the term in 1912 to assist Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) in the marketing of some of her poems. Doolittle was an unknown author, and Pound decided that her work would be accepted more easily if she were identified with a group of poets (Dettmar/Watt), such as Richard Aldington and F.S. Flint (Imagists). Imagists focused mainly on the clarity of expression t
KENYA
KENYA
KENYA Kenya is in the heart of African safari country and no Tarzan movie can prepare you for Kenya\'s wilderness. I chose Kenya because someday I want to go on a safari and I thought that by researching Kenya I would learn a little more about safaris. The major tourist attractions in Kenya are the safaris. No other country contains a greater variety of birds and animals than Kenya, home of the Safari. Kenya has about eleven different types of safaris: Wildlife Safaris, Orinthological Safaris/Bi
He was called ‘ Shakespeare in Harlem,’ The blue
He was called ‘ Shakespeare in Harlem,’ The blue
He was called ‘ Shakespeare in Harlem,’ The blues poet, the ‘Simple’ man on the street, The voice of Black Harlem (Tolson 1) Possessing qualities unlike any other, Langston Hughes believed that there was no difference between the common experiences of Black America and his own personal experiences. His life and work were enormously important in shaping the artistic contributions of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920 ‘s (Tolson 1) Hughes wrote vividly about the life, luxury, and hardships
Lessons of Life
Lessons of Life
Lessons of Life Steve sat at the dinner table eating breakfast with Steve’s little sister, Jessy, sat across from him. Steve, she said, where’s skipper? He’s gone now I said. Is he up in heaven? I want him back. Me too, Steve said. I miss him a lot, she said. I know, Steve said, so do I. Death is a hard concept for a small child to grasp. Its difficult to explain how someone can be here one day and gone the next. Children sometimes do not fully understand it, but when a loved one
Analyzing The Story of an Hour
Analyzing The Story of an Hour
Analyzing The Story of an Hour The Story of an Hour is a short essay that describes what Mrs. Mallard goes through when she finds out her husband has been killed in a train accident. At first she is extremely sad but when she looks out the window it becomes apparent to her that she is free. Mrs. Mallard is overwhelmed with the thought that her body and soul are now free. Despite the loss of Mr. Mallard she is overcome with happiness and feels rejuvenated with the prospect of being free in years
Thesis One: In principle a case can be made on mor
Thesis One: In principle a case can be made on mor
Thesis One: In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both supporting and opposing capital punishment. Thesis two: Concretely and in practice, compelling arguments against capital punishment can be made on the basis of its actual administration in our society. Two different cases can be made. One is based on justice and the nature of a moral community. This leads to a defense of capital punishment. The second is based on love and the nature of an ideal spiritual community. This leads to a
Sudheer Sreenath
Sudheer Sreenath
Sudheer Sreenath Sanjay Hegde Period 5 5/19/99 In Plaster In Plaster was a poem written by Sylvia Plath on March 18, 1961. The poem was written while Plath was in St. Pancras hospital in England, immediately following an appendectomy. Her journals, as well as the letters she wrote to her mother, vividly describe the events surrounding the composition of this poem. Interestingly, Plath also wrote another one of her famous poems, Tulips, on the same day. The events in Plath\'s personal life surrou
Paul Henderson
Paul Henderson
Paul Henderson For this project I chose as the quintessential Canadian, Paul Henderson. He is representative of the entire 1972 Team Canada. Before this famous series, it was assumed that Team Canada was unbeatable, but it soon became clear that Canada would be the underdogs and have to fight back. In the end, it was the little known player, Paul Henderson, who became the star and restored pride in the hearts of all Canadians. He is truly a quintessential Canadian. The 1972 Summit Series repre
Electoral College
Electoral College
Electoral College The framer\'s intent of setting up the American Government will never be know for sure, but it is gathered that they preferred a republic over a democracy. In the constitutional convention the drafters had to decide how much power they would entrust with the people of the United States, and how much should be controlled by representatives. They chose to have Congress Make the laws, and congress would be selected directly by the people. But another branch of government, the exec
Global Warming
Global Warming
Global Warming Human kind has entered a brand new relationship with the earth. The constant and increasing pressures we are exerting threaten our planets ability to sustain life itself. Change-in the way we think , and in the way we live-is needed now. Global warming is the most urgent environmental problem the world will face in the next decade and the next century. Few, if any, trends are more important to our future than climate change caused by human activities. Scientist around the world ar
How do Primary Source Documents Mirror the Ideals
How do Primary Source Documents Mirror the Ideals
How do Primary Source Documents Mirror the Ideals of a Society? The attitudes and beliefs of a particular time period are reflected in first hand documents, purposely and inadvertently through the biases and ideals of the authors of the pieces. The arrogant self-serving attitude of the first colony is reflected in Captain John Smith’s, The General History of Virginia. The Puritans holier-than-thou ideals are reflected in the essay by William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation. Finally the fear
Influences on a Person's Identity
Influences on a Person's Identity
Influences on a Person\'s Identity What influences a person’s identity? Is it their homes, parents, religion, or maybe where they live? When do they get one? Do they get it when they understand right from wrong, or when they can read, or are they born with it? Everyone has one and nobody has the same, is there a point in everyone’s life when they get one? A person’s identity is his own, nobody put it there and nobody can take it out. Everyone in this world has a different identity because they a
INFLATION
INFLATION
:INFLATION: In the 1970s the prices of most things Americans buy more than doubled. Such a general increase in prices is called inflation. Of course prices of selected goods may increase for reasons unrelated to inflation: the price of fresh lettuce may rise because unseasonably heavy rainfall in California has ruined the lettuce crop, or the price of gasoline may rise if the oil-producing countries set a higher price for oil. During inflation, however, all prices tend to rise. Over the last 400
The UnIslamic Nation of Islam
The UnIslamic Nation of Islam
The UnIslamic Nation of Islam The mention of the Nation of Islam will undoubtedly cause an immense number of responses in any situation. To some, this organization symbolizes blatant racism. To others, it is seen as a savior of the black community. Regardless of one’s opinion of the Nation, though, the differences between Al-Islam(traditional Islam) and the beliefs of the Nation cannot be denied. The Nation of Islam is a social movement. This social movement is undoubtedly rooted in religion,
The Rising Tiger: Korea
The Rising Tiger: Korea
The Rising Tiger: Korea The sudden explosion of interest in sports in Korea has been closely linked to the economic boom in industry, beginning about the middle of the century. The impressive staging of the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, stands witness to this fact. In the past few years there has been a tremendous emphasis on the advancement of sports policies and rules, along with the construction of many new sport facilities. As a result, sports are now an almost daily event for many residents, and
A Chapter of My Life
A Chapter of My Life
A Chapter of My Life God helps those who help themselves. This sounds like a simple passage from a religious book, but it has an overwhelming significance in my life. This phrase is greatly responsible for building self- esteem and confidence in me. It can also be credited for transforming a shy, introverted, and confused boy into a very confident and enlightened adult. I neither read the phrase from a book nor heard it at a religious service. I heard these words from someone who really unders
The American Basketball Association and the Contri
The American Basketball Association and the Contri
The American Basketball Association and the Contributions it Made to Professional Basketball The American Basketball Association had a short and wild life, yet it made great contributions to professional basketball. It increased the level of talent, changed the way the game was played, and produced some of the greatest stars to ever play the game. It also caused an increase in player salaries and turned pro basketball into a financial institution. The ABA was a place for untapped talent to emerg
The Olympic Games
The Olympic Games
The Olympic Games The Olympic Games are a tradition of athletic events that take place every four years. They are a custom that was started many years ago, but are currently taken for granted. People from all over the world tune their televisions and radios to watch and listen to the events, but never question their existence. When were the Olympic games started? What was the first event? How did it grow? Where were the first games held? Why did they start? Did they have any political, social, o
Republic of Panama
Republic of Panama
Republic of Panama An emerging nation is a group of people linked together through nationalism in the hopes to rise from obscurity with the common goal to become a more productive and cohesive country. Panama is indeed known as one of the worlds emergent nations. There are many plans under way to ensure a better, more productive future for Panama. The current president, Ernesto Perez’s main platform was to modernize Panama. He hopes to achieve this by reforming labor codes, investment laws, decr