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Empiricism and Capitalism - Empiricism is the theory that knowledge evolves from sense experience and internal mental interaction, such as emotions and self reflection. An empiricist obtains their facts based on close observation and experiment, which is ultimately a use of an inductive thought process. For empiricists, facts precede theories. Most empiricists are impartial, as well as objective observers of facts. A main belief in empiricism is that no one person could obtain knowledge of the world unless they were to experience and reason....   [tags: Economics] 1095 words
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Planned Organizational Change - The ideal approach to creating change in any organization is to apply a realistic and deductive method of planned change. Within the realm of planned change, there is an eight-step process to implementing a program. However, there are four elements that are fundamental to any plan of action that will allow for an environment conducive to planned change. Planned change requires that those responsible for making decisions are not only rational, but must also have access to specific information pertaining to the plan, as well as the lack of constraints on time and resources (Stojkovic et al., 2008)....   [tags: Organizational Development, Change, Business] 1499 words
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Dual Language Programs - Beyond English Development: Bilingual Approaches to Teaching Immigrant Students and English Language Learners What a feeling. Learning a new language gives individuals a new way of thinking and feeling. Learning a new kind of language involves having total commitment and total involvement from students and teachers. In the article, Beyond English Development: Bilingual Approaches to Teaching Immigrant Students and English Language Learners indicates there are various standard definitions that describe language (Billings, Martin-Beltran, and Hernandez, 2010)....   [tags: Bilingual Education, foreign language, communicat] 956 words
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Whole Brain Model - Ned Hermann improved his model of Brain Dominance in 1979. His Whole Brain Model (Herman, 1995) combines Roger Sperry's left/right brain theory and Paul MacLean's triune model (rational brain, intermediate brain and primitive brain) to produce a quadrant model of the brain. The quadrants are: Left Cerebral (upper left), Left Limbic (lower left), Right Limbic (lower right), Right Cerebral (upper right), as with the other brain models, each area has functions connected it to produce a model of thinking and learning....   [tags: Biology, Ned Hermann] 1926 words
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Deontology and Homosexuality - If a faculty advisor censors an article written by a gay student, they are following their traditional viewpoints against the homosexual lifestyle. Several researchers have addressed the issue of sexual preferences and consequential discriminative beliefs. According to research by Herek (1987), religion is one of the most important social agents in defining viewpoints against homosexuality, and their intolerance reflects on both the academic community and the entire society. As a moral realist, I cannot form prejudices because the main rule of moral realism states that the objective truth is not related to subjective beliefs....   [tags: Ethics] 901 words
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Fundamentals of Research - It has always been human nature to seek answers, find solutions to problems, observe, and bring awareness of discoveries. This process of inquiry has become more sophisticated and daunting throughout time. Nevertheless, curiosity and the need to progress remains the same. Many regard research as gathering information and using facts to support findings (Leedy & Ormrod, 2010, pg. 1-2). Nevertheless, Leedy and Ormrod (2010), define research as "a systematic process of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting information (data) in order to increase our understanding of a phenomenon about which we are interested or concerned" (Leedy & Ormond, 2010, pg....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Adolescence Cognitive Development - Summary The purpose of this issue paper is to compare and contrast two different articles one written by L.E. Berk in 2010 that explores lifespan development. The other article was written by the staff and research team at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford in 2012 that addresses what cognitive development is and the progress of adolescence cognitive development. Cognitive development begins from the moment of birth and continues throughout life. However, this student finds the cognitive abilities are more complex during the adolescent years....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Bring Back Flogging - In “Bring Back Flogging” Jeff Jacoby, a columnist for the Boston Globe, presents the use of corporal punishment as an alternative to the current system of imprisonment. Published in February of 1997, the article states that flogging would be a more effective means of punishment than jail. He insists it would be less expensive and serve as a deterrent to first time offenders. Jacoby’s thoughts on prison reform are legitimate, but his reasoning behind the use of corporal punishment is flawed. He fails to provide reasonable support for his argument which leaves the reader guessing as to the seriousness of his claim....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Marketing Research Tools - Marketing Research Tools This paper will help demonstrate the differences between different marketing research tools. Three means of data collection for market research are quantitative, qualitative, and pluralistic (Burns & Bush, 2006). Qualitative research allows probing questions on small groups, yet obtains more feedback (McDaniel & Gates, 2007). The moderator or interviewer generally has special skills to deliver the content using exploratory research. By contrast, larger groups use quantitative research methods....   [tags: Marketing]
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Theories of Personailty - Although there is no universally accepted definition for what personality is, the most widely accepted interpretation of personality is the pattern of relatively permanent traits and unique characteristics that give both consistency and individuality to a person’s behavior (Feist & Feist, 2009). Notice how this definition also dictates that these characteristics promote both consistency and individuality to a person’s behavior. Therefore, personality is unique to individuals; twins do not share personalities....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Personality Theories Overview - Many psychologists throughout many years present theoretical approaches in an attempt to understand personality. Hans Eysenck’s approach of personality differed from that of Sigmund Freud and his psychoanalytical theory of personality. Eysenck’s theory of personality relies on the scientific basis of biology in explaining human personality. Although Freud’s theories are intriguing to an open mind, Eysenck’s approach made measurable scientific sense. He relied on the use of trait and factor analysis, which is a statistical method....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Marketing Research Tools - Marketing Research Tools Before launching or expanding a business venture, there needs to be an understanding of the industry, its competitors, and its customers. Market research is vital in assisting companies in the decision-making process and their marketing direction. Data from marketing research is important because it provides companies with ways to identify opportunities, identify market potential, minimize chances of loss, devise effective marketing strategies, gauge customer satisfaction, and serve as an evaluation tool....   [tags: Market Research ]
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The Modern Thriller - “Give the audience pleasure, the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.” This unusual statement made by Alfred Hitchcock, accurately represents a major theme in his style of film. Hitchcock, otherwise known as the master of suspense, incorporates multiple factors into his works, which have now become known as Hitchcockian elements. For example, Rear Window, a story which takes an average, small town, condensed neighborhood, and places a murder scene in the middle of it all demonstrates the Hitchcockian idea that “no place is safe”....   [tags: Alfred Hitchcock, Suspense] 1533 words
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The Scientific Revolution - There were three major revolutions at work during the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries, the scientific revolution, the enlightenment revolution and the political revolution. All of these revolutions have shaped western thought and ideals to this day and continue even in this age to shape western thoughts and ideals. What brought us to our thinking of today. Which, if any of the three, were the most important in shaping our thoughts on science, politics, and our social structures. Or were each an independent revolution without consequences on the others....   [tags: Enlightenment, Political Revolution]
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Leap of Faith - The Leap of Faith In his book, Concluding Unscientific Postscript, Soren Kierkegaard talks about the difference between subjective and objective truth. When talking about subjective truth, he compares it to taking a “leap of faith”. This means that you will believe something no matter what, and you don’t need any evidence to back it up. He later connects the “leap of faith” to religion. “Through the “leap of faith,” in which one affirms the proposition that God did exist in time, one is able to enter into a “God-relationship,” and thereby attains “an eternal happiness” (Schacht, 308)....   [tags: Soren Kierkegaard, faith, religion]
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Conditional Sentences Teaching - Introduction Based on the textbooks in Hong Kong, the students in Primary 5 get the first chance to learn conditional sentences. There are four types in all: Type 0 (any situation which is always true), Type 1(something is going to happen in the future), Type 2 (an imaginary situation which stands no chance of happening or even impossible) and Type 3 (a situation which might have happened in the past but which did not really happen) (Loo, 1996). As time goes by, students will get a better understanding about them in junior high school....   [tags: teaching method, grammar, education]
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What is Knowledge? - Knowledge is “the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject” (Oxford Dictionaries). Many scientists and philosophers have studied the way in which knowledge is acquired, and how academic and scientific disciplines make sense of the world (McAllister). Three different categories or groups of sciences which produce knowledge have been established: natural sciences, humanities and social sciences (McAllister). This essay will serve to analyse the main distinctions between the three groups of sciences....   [tags: natural and social science, McAllister]
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The Vaccine-Autism Controversy - Parents everywhere ponder the question, what causes autism in young children. Since the early 1990s it has been debated whether or not vaccines are to blame for being the causal effect of autism. Numerous studies have been conducted to prove this theory true or false; however, many parents are still fighting the courts that vaccines caused autism in their children. Furthermore, more babies are not getting vaccinated due to the increasing scare being presented on the media about vaccines. The vaccine-autism controversy is the central issue in Jeffrey S....   [tags: mitochondrial disorder, symptoms]
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The Logical Fallacies - What are logical fallacies, evidence, and error in misconceptions. The report will identify nine logical fallacies. If all evidence in an argument appears to be true, still the disputation may be invalid if the logic utilized is not sanctioned (“Logical Fallacies,” 2014). Another name for it is called logical error, in philosophy. There are many fallacies to be aware of when making a sound argument. The nine logical fallacies are Mere assertion/Circular reasoning/Ad hominem, Red herring/Pseudo-questions/False cause, and Sweeping generalizations/Slippery slope/Equivocation or changing means....   [tags: misconceptions, evidence, error]
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New Educational Changes - Imagine a perfect educational system. How different would our lives be. In today’s society, we as Americans have developed an unfortunate obsessive focus on college schooling. This obsession has blinded us to basic truths. We support and attend schools that are set up like factory lines--schools that continue to use bells, separate facilities, and separate subjects (Robinson). We pay and work hard for an education that is modeled on the interests of developing a prosperous economy, not prosperous individuals....   [tags: educational system, financial aid, college]
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Evolution of Intelligence - “All intelligent thoughts have already been thought” but when were these first intelligent thoughts thought. Intelligence is the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. But intelligence has evolved from the past. The innovation of fire furthered to the light bulb, as the hut became the skyscraper. This topic is worthy to investigate because modern humans have advanced so greatly, but how exactly had our genius evolved and where did our intelligence start. How are the intelligence of early humans different from that of modern humans, and what inferences can be made from this data....   [tags: anthropology, biology, history]
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Aeronautical Decision Making - ... A case study is appropriate when developing an in-depth analysis of an event, program, activity or more than one individual. In addition, the case study uses multiple sources of information such as observations, interviews and review of documents (Creswell, 2013). This research project will undertake a post positivist approach because there is not necessarily a cause and effect outcome. Potentially each subject can provide a different process. This case study will use logical steps to ascertain multiple perspectives....   [tags: air safety, flight accident prevention]
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Whiteout in Wyoming - Whiteout in Wyoming This article is a comical recollection of a young college student’s trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming entitled “Whiteout in Wyoming”. He uses a journal entry structure and rhetorical appeals to enable his audience to clearly perceive his perception that Wyoming is white. Through his whole vacation there is snow everywhere, and he only encounters one minority, who I kind of got the feeling that the author didn’t consider him a “real” minority, or a minor enough minority. It is written by a student from the University of California at Berkeley named Kevin Deenihan, who recently took a vacation to his home in Jackson Hole with his family....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis Kevin Deenihan Essays]
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Sherlock Holmes - Sherlock Holmes … . I propose to devote my declining years to the composition of a textbook which shal focus the whole art of detection into one volume. Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Abbey Grange Sherlock Holmes is sometimes compared to a bloodhound. He smels out clues, folows them, and catches criminals. He is very good at this, and although he sometimes fails (as in The Yelow Face) his success rate is very high. Now there is an art in doing this, which Sherlock Holmes cals the art of detection, and he is an expert in this art....   [tags: Sherlock Holmes Essays Detective] 2107 words
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Evolutionary Psychology - Compare two different methods that have been used by evolutionary psychologists. Evolutionary psychology in seeking to increase understanding of contemporary behaviour and abilities looks not to the causal explanations of the immediate cause, but to the far reaching functional explanation of assumed evolutionary cause – then asks how and why we are as we are. These ideas are informed by many disciplines from anthropology to ethology and archaeology, what follows is a comparison of 2 methods illustrated by examples and different research methods....   [tags: Contemporary Behavior] 980 words
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Consilience, by Wilson, Life is a Miracle by Berry and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Pirsig - The Philosophy of Science in Consilience, by E. O. Wilson, Life is a Miracle by Wendell Berry and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig Introduction The plot where the fields of science, ethics and religion intersect is fertile for study, and the crops it yields often represent the finest harvest of an individualís mind. In our time, modern philosophers of science have tilled this soil and reaped widely differing and important conclusions about the nature of humankind, its relationship to the natural world and the role that science should take in the discernment process....   [tags: Philosophy Term Research Papers]
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Edgar Allan Poe's Tell Tale Heart and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure of the Speckled Band - Edgar Allan Poe's Tell Tale Heart and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure of the Speckled Band Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Edgar Allan Poe, both authors who are eminent for the content of their stories, wrote about crime. Though they invented stories concerning crime, they both wrote through different perspectives. This essay is going to compare how the characters of both stories, 'Tell Tale Heart' written by Poe, and 'The Adventure of the Speckled Band' written by Doyle, have been portrayed differently by their authors as well as exploring into the language style of the two stories....   [tags: Poe Tell Tale Doyle Speckled Essays] 3185 words
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How Arthur Conan Doyle Creates an Atmosphere of Mystery and Builds Suspense in The Speckled Band - How Arthur Conan Doyle Creates an Atmosphere of Mystery and Builds Suspense in The Speckled Band In many of Holmes' adventures, Conan Doyle used a successful personal formula to create mystery and build suspense, and "The Speckled Band" is no exception. Watson begins the story by stating that he cannot recall any case that represented more 'singular features' than that of the one he is about to narrate. Despite this rather impressive beginning, analysis of the other adventures reveals that this is the fairly 'standard' opening for Conan Doyle....   [tags: Papers] 1239 words
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Strategic Plan to Develop Student Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Related Careers - Strategic Plan to Develop Student Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Related Careers Success in K-12 math and science classes has a direct effect on student’s decision to pursue careers in engineering and technology. In a recent International assessment conducted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) there were some unacceptable statistics released about the United States schools. The results of this latest research place the United States 25th out of 30 OECD countries in math achievement among 15-year-olds and 21st in science achievement (Nagel, 2007)....   [tags: Education Students Teaching] 1064 words
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Comparing Knowledge in Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy and Hume’s An Enquiry Concerning - Comparing Knowledge in Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy and Hume’s An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Rationalists would claim that knowledge comes from reason or ideas, while empiricists would answer that knowledge is derived from the senses or impressions. The difference between these two philosophical schools of thought, with respect to the distinction between ideas and impressions, can be examined in order to determine how these schools determine the source of knowledge....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Research on early fathers and mothers involvement and childs later educational outcomes - In 2004, the British Journal of Educational Psychology releases a report on a research that was conducted by Eirini Flouri and Ann Buchanan dealing with the correlation of early interaction of parents and the future assessment of their children in school. Previous to this article, little research was given to the individual long-term contribution that early parent involvement had in a child’s success in school. Flouri and Buchanan had three particular goals in mind while completing this research: (1) To explore the role of early father involvement in children's later educational attainment independently of the role of early mother involvement and other confounds, (2) to investigate whether...   [tags: essays research papers] 817 words
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How does Conan Doyle present the character of Watson in the Sherlock - How does Conan Doyle present the character of Watson in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh and was educated at Stony Hurst College and the University of Edinburgh. From 1882 to 1890 he practiced medicine in Southsea, England. His first novel, A Study in Scarlet, the first of 60 stories featuring Sherlock Holmes, appeared in 1887. this helped boost the start of the crime genre. For a while he finished the stories, but with debts and great public support he created another collection of the Holmes stories, due to the fact they were in high demand....   [tags: English Literature] 1134 words
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Conan Doyle Creates Fear and Tension in The Hound of the Baskervilles - This essay will explain how Conan Doyle creates fear and tension in The Hound of the Baskervilles, with particular reference. How effectively does Conan Doyle create fear and tension in The Hound of the Baskervilles. Discuss with particular reference to chapters 6 and 14 This essay will explain how Conan Doyle creates fear and tension in The Hound of the Baskervilles, with particular reference to chapters 6 and 14. Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a young man he seemed destined for a career in medicine....   [tags: English Literature] 2209 words
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Torts Project : Payment of Compensation in Hit and Run Motor Accident - PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION IN HIT AND RUN MOTOR ACCIDENT OBJECTIVES AND METHODOLOGY OBJECTIVES: 1: TO FIND OUT AND STUDY THE PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION IN HIT AND RUN MOTOR ACCIDENT. 2: TO DRAW UP THE BASIC TRENDS BY ANALYSING VARIOUS CASES METHODOLOGY THE BASIC METHODOLOGY ADOPTED TO PREPARE THIS RESEARCH IS DEDUCTIVE THAT IS TO STUDY VARIOUS CASES, TO ANALYSE THE LAWS IN THE SAME TOPIC AND UNDERSTAND THE GENERAL PRINCIPLE TO DRAW A GENERAL CONCLUSION. Introduction The number of people who get killed or maimed in motor vehicle accidents is growing day by day....   [tags: Tort Law] 3504 words
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Teaching an Applied Critical Thinking Course: How Applied Can We Get? - Teaching an Applied Critical Thinking Course: How Applied Can We Get. ABSTRACT: Encouraging students to apply classroom knowledge in their personal, everyday life is a major problem confronting many teachers of critical thinking. For example, while a student might recognize an ad hominem argument in a classroom exercise, it is quite another thing for him or her to avoid the same in interpersonal relations, say with parents, siblings, and peers. One approach to this problem is the creation of interaction software to which students can turn for input on the rationality of their own thinking....   [tags: Applied Philosophy Papers] 3258 words
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A Detailed Analysis of The Red-Headed League and The Final Problem - A Detailed Analysis of The Red-Headed League and The Final Problem In 1888, "A Study in Scarlet" was published, bringing together the infamous duo of Holmes and Watson - and in the creation of Holmes, earned Conan Doyle his fortune. "Scandal in Bohemia" and the following stories of his characters journey into the world of crime solving appeared in "The Strand" magazine. The 1880s saw a growing market for popular fiction and at a mere sixpence a week, it had anxious people rushing to the stands for literary entertainment, amusement and escapism....   [tags: Papers] 1516 words
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The Character of Sherlock Holmes in 'Sir Arthur' by Conan Doyle - The Character of Sherlock Holmes in 'Sir Arthur' by Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the renowned author who gave birth to the extraordinary crime detective tales of Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh and educated at Stonyhurst College and the University of Edinburgh. From 1882 to 1890 he practiced medicine in Southsea, England. A Study in Scarlet, the first of 60 stories featuring Sherlock Holmes, appeared in 1887. The characterization of Holmes, his ability of ingenious deductive reasoning, was based on one of the author's own university professors....   [tags: Papers] 1741 words
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Charles Spearman's Model of Intelligence and Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory - Charles Spearman's model of intelligence and Howard Gardner's multiple intelligence theory are two of the most widely used theories of intelligence. In order to understand how similar the two theories are we must first understand their differences. These two men differed in opinion on how IQ and intelligence should be measured, and they differed in opinion on what made a person "smart". In order to examine these things they first had to understand the human brain and how it works. They had to examine the human study habits and rituals, along with the human test taking habits....   [tags: psychology, IQ] 984 words
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Lakatos and MacIntyre on Incommensurability and the Rationality of Theory-change - Lakatos and MacIntyre on Incommensurability and the Rationality of Theory-change ABSTRACT: Imre Lakatos' "methodology of scientific research programs" and Alasdair MacIntyre's "tradition-constituted enquiry" are two sustained attempts to overcome the assumptions of logical empiricism, while saving the appearance that theory-change is rational. The key difference between them is their antithetical stand on the issue of incommensurability between large-scale theories. This divergence generates other areas of disagreement; the most important are the relevance of the historical record and the presence of decision criteria that are common to rival programs....   [tags: Science Scientific Philosophy Essays]
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Exploring William Butler Yeats' The Shadowy Water and Adam's Curse - "What is madness but a translation out of essence but into the abysses of the exterior interior?" - Antonin Artaud In his 1901 essay entitled "Magic", the Irish poet William Butler Yeats formulated a conception of aesthetic work directly rooted in the ancient labors of the magician and the priest. His fundamental beliefs, beliefs which would shape the entirety of his life and literary career, can be summarized in the following points: (1) That the borders of our mind are ever shifting, and that many minds can flow into one another, as it were, and create or reveal a single mind, a single energy....   [tags: The Shadowy Water Essays] 3671 words
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Comparison of Lamb to the Slaughter and The Speckled Band - Comparison of Lamb to the Slaughter and The Speckled Band Suspense has an important part to play in the murder mystery genre. Most murder mysteries are based on detectives; this creates suspense and appeals to the readers more. Both stories I have studied are from the murder mystery genre and both create suspense but in two very similar ways. Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the Sherlock Holmes stories in the late 1800's. Roald Dahl wrote 'Lamb to the Slaughter' in 1950, it was from a collection of short stories that Roald Dahl has also written....   [tags: Papers] 710 words
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The Importance of the Tutor in The Flies - The Importance of the Tutor in The Flies In Jean -Paul Sarte's play, "The Flies", the main character Orestes manages to lift a curse that has plagued the dwellers of Argos for decades. Both the current king of Argos and Zeus himself are perpetuating this curse for as long as possible for the curse keeps the people subservient and in a state of mourning and terror of their own actions; two things that both the king and Zeus favor in their rule over people. Orestes was actually a resident of Argos and is the first child of the Queen Mother and the dead king....   [tags: Lord Flies Essays] 1718 words
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Logic: An Empirical Study of A Priori Truths - Logic: An Empirical Study of A Priori Truths ABSTRACT: I distinguish a priori knowledge from a priori truths or statements. A priori knowledge either is evident or is derived from evident premisses by means of correct reasoning. An a priori statement is one that reflects features of the conceptual framework within which it is placed. The statement either describes semantic relations between concepts of the framework or it characterizes the application of the framework to experience and the world....   [tags: Logical Philosophy Philosophical Essays] 3263 words
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Aristotelian Intellectual Intuition, Basic Beliefs and Naturalistic Epistemology - Aristotelian Intellectual Intuition, Basic Beliefs and Naturalistic Epistemology ABSTRACT: I first argue that Aristotelian intellectual intuition (recognizing archai through epagoge and seeing their truth by recognizing their explanatory power through nous) generates basic beliefs which are not inferred — inductively or deductively — from other beliefs. Both involve synthetic intuitive insight. Epagoge grasps a connection and nous sees its general applicability. I next argue that such beliefs are properly basic by adapting an argument made by Hilary Kornblith....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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Extending a Kantian Dichotomy to a Poincaréan Trichotomy - Extending a Kantian Dichotomy to a Poincaréan Trichotomy ABSTRACT: I argue for the possibility of knowledge by invention which is neither á priori nor á posteriori. My conception of knowledge by invention evolves from Poincaré’s conventionalism, but unlike Poincaré’s conventions, propositions known by invention have a truth value. An individuating criteria for this type of knowledge is conjectured. The proposition known through invention is: gounded historically in the discipline to which it belongs; a result of the careful, sincere and objective quest and effort of the knower; chosen freely by the inventer or knower; and, private in its invention but public once invented....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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