Isolation and the Sublime in Rousseau and Wordsworth

In their article entitled “Me,” Andrew Bennett and Nicholas Royale assert that “Literature, like art more generally, has always been concerned with aspects of what can be called the… ‘not me’ or other,” (Bennett 129-130). Jean-Jacques Rousseau in his Confessions and William Wordsworth in his The Two-Part Prelude expound upon this issue of isolation from … Read more

Professional, Ethical And Privacy Issues In The Work Environment

With the cutting edge innovation development, representative checking has turned into a questionable on the planet in last period. After this advancement, it has changed the conventional method for the work and the method for the representative administration. Abusing of Company property, low profitability, assaults, thefts, brutality, work environment incidents are the principle purposes behind … Read more

How Margaret Chase Smith’s Declaration Influenced Conscience Speech against Senator Joseph McCarthy

Margaret Chase Smith: Fighting Her Own Party She gazes at the hundreds of powerful individuals sitting before her. Her opponent, Joseph McCarthy, sits two rows away (Byrd). Finally, Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith speaks. “Mr. President,” she confidently declares, “I would like to speak briefly and simply about a serious national condition” (Smith). During the … Read more

The Two Major Theories of Truth

“Truth is relative” (Velasquez, p. 433, 2017). The meaning behind this statement is the fact that there is no objective truth in the world, humans only have a few ways to gauge their own subjective truths through life experience. Two major theories of truth are known as the Correspondence Theory and the Coherence Theory. Many … Read more

The Idea of Civil Disobedience

Civil Disobedience in the Mind of Socrates Civil disobedience is a practice that has been studied and exhibited for thousands of years. This practice is defined as “the refusal to obey certain laws or governmental demands for the purpose of influencing legislation or government policy” (1). It is a form of peaceful protest based on … Read more

How Political Ideas In Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince Relate The Modern Politics

Modern Political Ideas in Machiavelli’s The Prince Machiavelli’s The Prince presents many political ideas that are still relevant in modern politics. He argues on topics such as whether it’s better to be loved or feared, whether to be generous or stingy, and how virture can be manipulated. Machiavelli references well known figures of literature and … Read more

Understanding Truth in Of Truth, an Essay by Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon of Truth In his essay ‘Of Truth’, Francis Bacon appreciates truth and wishes people to speak it. He begins the essay with a Biblical Allusion in which Pontius Pilate (who occupied an important position in Emperor Tiberius’ court) asks Jesus “what is truth” and then promptly walks away without waiting to hear a … Read more

The structural portion of Psychoanalytic theory by Sigmund Freud

The structural portion of Psychoanalytic theory by Sigmund Freud, attempts to explain how the unconscious mind function with three distinct components, namely id, ego and superego and how the conflict between two of the three component could give rise to Marilyn’s behaviours when her phobia of the dark is activated. The maintenance of Marilyn’s behaviour … Read more

St. Thomas Aquinas about love

Love is directed from person to person or from person to things, but in the Bible there is another aspect of interpersonal love which is very important in the Bible. God’s love is different for everyone, but the law of divine love is the standard for all human actions. In reading of “The law of … Read more

The Evolution of the Enlightenment in Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David and Saturn Devouring One of His Children by Francisco Goya

The Darkness of the Philosophies The Enlightenment era made a very strong impact on art we create today. The Enlightenment era had three philosophies: neoclassical, romanticism, and realism. All three of these ended up tying together in immense ways. A revolution had begun in 1789, which in result, the art of these eras became dark … Read more

Death: the final answer? A Cemetery Symbolism Analysis in The Thief and the Dogs

Death has been a prevalent theme in literature of all cultures throughout the centuries. In The Thief and the Dogs, the author Naguib Mahfouz explores the realm of death and its interconnections with life. Witnessing the turmoil of the Egyptian revolutions since childhood, it is small wonder that Mahfouz creates a fictional world which mirrors … Read more

A review of George Orwell’s novel The philosophy of Determinism in 1984

‘Determinism is perfectly compatible with the idea that we are essentially free’. How far does Orwell present individual actions as preordained by social factors in ‘1984’? Determinism is the belief that ‘all events are ultimately determined by causes regarded as external to the will’[1]. In Orwell’s ‘1984’, the protagonist’s actions are clearly influenced by social … Read more

Educational Philosophy

Teachers reflect on the year and often redesign and perfect their teaching strategies and plans. In essence, they get back to the basics of what they believe is the best way to inspire learning in their students. In other words, they revisit and refine their philosophy of education. A school district might ask a teacher … Read more

Truth Issues In Othello

Written texts show us that the truth is hidden beneath false appearances ‘Some rise by sin, and others by virtue fall’ – William Shakespeare. This quote is central to the themes in the play ‘Othello’, written by William Shakespeare in 1603. Iago is a character that rises by ‘sin’ due to his masterful manipulation of … Read more

The Philosophy of Christian Education

The Philosophy of Christian Education isn’t necessarily defined anywhere, however, the Bible does mention different spiritual and moral guidelines for both children and believers. When we think of the word philosophy, we can best describe it as beliefs, ideology, or even our view on life. I would like to say that Jesus is a role … Read more

Metacognition as a powerful phenomenon

Metacognitive awareness is based on the notion of metacognition. The word Metacognition has its root in the Greek word ‘Meta’ which means going behind and is used to denote the concept which is an abstraction behind another concept. Generally, Metacognition is referred to as “cognition about Cognition” or “thinking about thinking”. But it’s just a … Read more

Ich bin ein Berliner (I am a ‘Berliner’)

June 26, 1963, post WWII, a time were the United States and the Soviet Union were the world’s superpowers. The two powers fought a war of different government and economic ideologies known as the Cold War. During the time of the speech, Germany was a nation split into Democratic West Germany and Communist East Germany, … Read more

The Conformity Idea In The American Society As Depicted In In Mark Twain’s Cornpone Opinion And Henry David Thoreau’s Life Without Principle

Conform or die. In both Mark Twain’s Corn-Pone Opinions and Thoreau’s Life Without Principle essay it is clearly expressed that it is human nature to conform either based on societies opinions and or expectations of living life to the fullest degree. Throughout Twain’s essay, he shows how society conforms to the majority view based on … Read more

The biography of Confucius

Confucius (551 – 479 BCE), was a thinker, political figure, educator and founder of the Ru School of Chinese thought. Confucius was born at Shang-ping, in the country of Lu. His given name was Kong, but his disciples called him Kong-fu-tse, (i.e. Kong the Master, or Teacher.) His father passed away when he was only … Read more

Machiavellian Virtu

The concept of virtu is central to Machiavellian political theory in The Prince. The problematic nature of this term makes a concise definition difficult to formulate. Varying definitions often lead to different interpretations of Machiavelli. In order to understand the implications of Machiavelli’s writing it is important to explore this concept and how it shapes … Read more

A View of Alex Garland’s Film, Ex Machina

In the bathroom scene in Ex Machina (2015), Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) performs a test on himself, to see if he is an android like Ava, and, as he has just discovered, Kyoko. While one would think this scene should resolve the question, it only muddies the water. As Caleb examines himself in the mirror, green … Read more

Humanism in Architecture

Renaissance Humanism has its roots in classical antiquity and has profoundly influenced western society and architecture. Present an evidenced argument either for or against a revival of humanist ideals in the 21st century. PNumber: P17191909 Session 2017/18 STATEMENT OF ORIGINALITY I confirm by submitting this work for assessment that I am its sole author, and … Read more

Well-Analyzed Response to Fear and Trembling: Kierkegaard’s Conception of Abraham’s Dilemma

In Fear and Trembling, Kierkegaard (under the pseudonym Johannes de Silencio– despite being quite the opposite of the meaning his Latin name gives), shares his rather lengthy take on the story of Abraham. Kierkegaard ultimately decides that Abraham is either lost and cannot be mediated or he is then a knight of faith. In Kierkegaard’s … Read more

Ethical Dilemma Analysis: Consequentialist, Deontological, And Virtue Ethics Approach

Under the pressures of authority, integrity, and our values, how does an individual determine what is the ethically right thing to do? In my previous role, as a packaging engineer, for Honda Manufacturing, I was tasked with designing and developing packaging solutions for various car components. These car components were produced and assembled at a … Read more

The Huge Impact of Challenges on Our Personal Identity in Tuesday of the Other June by Norman Fox Mazer and Life Doesn’t Frighten Me by Maya Angelou

The short story “Tuesday Of the Other June” by Norman Fox Mazer and the poem “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me” by Maya Angelou convey that challenges can have a massive impact on who we are.”Tuesday Of the Other June” is about a girl named June being bullied by the other June but, she soon learns to … Read more

Feng Shui (or Wind and Water)

Feng Shui (or Wind and Water) is the practice of arranging your environment so that energy flows gently and smoothly through your home or business environment. In this way your space just feels good – and supports what you want out of life whether it’s a better career, new romance, improved health, or more income. … Read more

The Divergent Opinions of Smith and Rousseau: Natural Sociability and Criticisms of the Division of Labor

Although Adam Smith is considered a great defender of commercial society and Jean-Jacques Rousseau one of its prominent critics, both thinkers share certain criticisms of the division of labor. The two acknowledge that splitting tasks among people leads to the creation of social distinction and to the futile pursuit of happiness in luxury. For Rousseau, … Read more