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Examine the main concepts of Hard Determinism
Hard Determinism can be defined by Baruch Spinoza’s quote: ‘In the mind there is no absolute or free will; but the mind is determined to will this or that by a cause, which has been determined by another cause…and so on to infinity’. This basically means that humans do not have free will, and that all moral actions have prior causes.
Hard Determinism follows the Principle of Causality, which states that everything has a cause, and every cause has an effect. In our universe, there are certain laws of nature which govern everything that happens. All of our actions come about as a direct result of these scientific laws, and each choice we make was
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causality. In countries like America we show blame and other countries show what happened with no blame.
Although, language is not only about causality, but also talked through time and space. When it comes to time Boroditsky explains how, “English speakers arrange time from left to right,” however, “Hebrew speakers do it from right to left” (Boroditsky L. 2010). Although, there are cultures where they do not use just time but rather time and space. Pormpuraawans, were found to not use right and left, but instead use east to west. Languages such as Kuuk Thaayorre rely on absolute direction of space. Pormpuraawans describe things with north, south, east and west. For example, Americans would
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field of speculative philosophy quite a new direction. Hume was an empiricist,
believing that all knowledge comes originally through sensory experience. Hume explained that things
such as space and time did not really exist, but were concepts that the mind employed in order to make
sense of reality. Likewise, Hume pointed out that there are no such thing as real causes and effects.
Instead, causality is simply a mental construct which allows us to understand things in a predictable and
practical way. Kant embraced this insight, and made it the basis for his philosophy. While Hume had
came to the depressing realization that as human beings we can never have true knowledge of reality since
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everything do to others as you would have them do to you: for this is the law and the prophets." (Matthew 7:12 NRSV) This helps to explain why they do not harm others or cause them suffering.
Causality, the simple fact of why things happen and for what reasons, was taught by the Buddhists to explain different events in their world. This flows directly into the concept of karma. With both good and bad karma existing, the Buddhist can create a method of action based on the karma associated with that object or being. Things with positive karma will boost their own sense of karma and make them more fulfilled. Yet, the things with negative karma warn the Buddhists not to partake in these
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. Traditionalist vs behavioristTaking place in the 1960's, this was essentially a methodological debate revolving around the belief of Behaviouralists that IR could only advance itself by applying the methods of naturalist science. They believed that the field was too dominated by historians, who they labelled Traditionalists, who took the view that IR should be developed through more interpretive historicist methods.Behaviouralist focus was on the opinion of systems and that those analyses, and any subsequent hypotheses of causality, should be subject to empirical testing, mainly via deception. That way knowledge in IR could be progressively built up, allowing for greater intuitions and progress in
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drug abuse grows. If we stop the marijuana, we will stop the rest of drug abuse". I have several issues with this statement: first, the simple fact that many heroin and cocaine users used marijuana first does not conclude that the latter is the result of the first. Correlation is not causality. Bierson’s vehement argument against marijuana alone become suspect, as most of these heroin and cocaine abusers had also previously used alcohol and tobacco. According to government surveys, a conservative estimate of 80 million American have tried marijuana in their life, and 20 million admit to using it recently; if marijuana were truly a gateway drug, we would see a higher percentage of regular users
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radioactive particle from and unstable atom, but the reason for
radioactive emission is that the atom's nucleus is unstable. So the radioactive
particle is contingent upon the unstable nucleus. In other words contingency does
not break down at the subatomic level , even though causality does break down.
Therefore the argument does not fail as there are still contingent beings.
Overall, it is clear that Aquinas is trying to prove the existence of God through the
cosmological arguments . The first two ways fail due to scientific discoveries but the
third way succeeds due to the idea that everything has a reason for existence. God
is the necessary being that came first as contingent beings could not exists out of
nothing and so there must have been something prior to their existence.
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brain, but have no effect on any real event. Behaviour is caused by muscles that undergo nerve impulse contraction, which is produced by the input of other neurons or sensory organs.
The core motivation of epiphenomenalism lies in the premise that anything that can cause a real event by causality must itself be a physical event. If a psychological event is not a physical event, then any causal contribution in the physical world needs to violate physical law. The interaction model of Descartes' (1649) suggests that non-material events may result in small changes in the shape of the pineal gland. However, this immaterial effect, no matter how slight, means that the physical description of the
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, knowledge and wisdom of the time. On the one hand, the Odyssey is a story of a lost hero’s journey of returning home and retrieving his identity. On the other hand, Oedipus the King is a tragedy of a man who struggles to escape the fated destiny but finally falls into the consequences foreseen in the prophecy. Although they take different or far-flung plots to unfold their stories, they both actually are rooted in Causality, which is the notion that consequences are related to behaviors. Therefore, comparing between the Odyssey and Oedipus the King, there are similarities along with differences in the core meaning of the works.
Just as Jeffery Gitomer has said, “Great people have great values
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by Kottler, that of circular causality, in which the acts of one side of a dispute causes further hostility and retaliation by the other, making the conflict seem to be perpetual and self sustaining. In such situations, the solution may be that of taking the focus off the cycle of blame and recrimination that had begun. This may even be done by one side or the other seeming to take responsibility for what happened in the past. Kottler recommends this in some situations, as it may deflect the energies involved in the conflict to other areas.This involves assuming a commitment to act differently from the way one has acted in the past. A decision such as this may be motivated by the discomfort
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personality that might be overlooked if one employed measures lacking reliability” (p. 58).
However, correlation studies also have their limitations, such as providing superficial
information about a person (Cervone & Pervin, 2010). “A correlational study will provide information about an individual’s scores on the various personality tests that happen to have been used in research” (Cervone & Pervin, 2010, p. 58). The second limitation is similar to a case study, “in a correlational study it is difficult to draw firm conclusions about causality” (Cervone & Pervin, 2010, p. 58). The third limitation is when people participate in questionnaires they tend to be biased when describing themselves
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people with memory loss.
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highlight the need for empirical testing using Smith’s model, as well as longitudinal studies, to improve the validity of findings when using the model and to develop causality relationships. Moreover, limited testing exists that incorporates the SDT comprehensively, despite the strong correlation between autonomy, competence and relatedness with exhaustion, sense of accomplishment and sport devaluation (characteristics of burnout). Lonsdale’s study using the SDT as its central framework investigated the “relationships between behavioural regulations and athlete burnout” (Lonsdale, Hodge & Rose, 2009, p. 785) and found that self-determined motivation mediated relationships between basic
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a phenomenal concept and a physical state. One way of
defending the knowledge argument would be to describe Mary’s new knowledge not
in terms of a phenomenal state but instead in terms of Qualia. For instance, the
concept of red cannot be fully understood by someone who has never seen the
colour red, no matter how well its physical properties are described. This therefore
implies that in addition to having a physical cause, an experience can also have a
phenomenal cause. Jackson describes this as Epiphenomenalism. This is the idea
that qualia is caused by experiences in the physical world however one can exist
without the other and there is no causality. Jackson first argues that it is
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the same methods used in the natural sciences can be used in social science. Like in natural science, theory is used to produce a hypothesis and this can be verified through observation. Through explanatory theories, positivists give predictions which are tested by direct observation (Marsh and Stoker 2010: 25). Through a positivist lens, by using quantitative research discover causal relations and establish law-like generalisations about social phenomenon. Causality matters very much to those who adopt Positivism. Hume believed knowledge comes from our senses and he considered the implications of ‘cause’ and ‘effect’ within observation. By experiencing knowledge from our senses we can
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Six Sigma one way to handle the changes and implement a plan of quality that can utilizar as part of a quality in the services received by the patient. Utilization is a way of quantifying and increase the quality. Other quality activities, for example, CCT or CQI also include the use of measurements and information analysis.
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, the majority of the previous studies on this subject have attempted to examine the relationship between interest rate reforms and economic growth directly. The relationship between interest rate reforms and economic growth is an indirect one. Interest rate liberalization impacts on economic growth, through its influence on financial deepening.Secondly, the majority of the previous studies on this subject have mainly used a causality test. The causal relationship between financial development and economic growth suffer from the omission-of-variable bias.Thirdly, some of the previous studies have relied on the cross-sectional data to examine the relationship between interest rate reforms and
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as they please. The risk of the ship being desecrated and items being taken for personal reward or achievement without being caught is high, which is why casual divers should be kept away.Throughout the years, the wreckage of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald and how it happened has been a mystery, or at least considered a mystery by the public. After meteorological reports and reconstruction, hurricane gale force winds, an ice storm, up to 40 foot waves, technological problems and others problems concerning the boats sturdiness, the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald is not a mystery but simply a causality of brutal storms on the great lakes. Even though some people say that no one will ever know what
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mover, but Aquinas made it a point that it is God, and not merely as an existence as Aristotle put it.2. Aquinas' second argument is influenced by AristotleIn Aquinas' second argument from efficient causality to explain God's existence are series of events that happened in order to cause something. If something happens it must be a caused by something outside itself; nothing can happen on its own, and so no effect can happen if you take away the cause. Again, Aquinas says that the series of events cannot go onto infinity because there would be no first cause, which the effect is depended on the first cause, and that is what "everyone gives the name God" (Melchert 278).Aquinas' second argument is
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causality in which great deeds, words, contemplations, and directions lead to useful impacts for an individual, and terrible deeds, words, musings, and directions lead to hurtful impacts (Edwards, 2002). These impacts are not really prompt but rather can be visited upon a spirit in future lives through rebirth; also, positive or negative fortune experienced in life might be the aftereffect of fortunate or unfortunate activities performed in a previous existence. One's karmic state influences the resurrection of the spirit: great karma may prompt rebirth as a human while terrible karma can prompt resurrection as a creature or other type of non-human life (Penney, 2013). Numerous Hindus hold
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Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Theories of International Relations
Introduction to International Relations:
- Reaslism: grounded in assumption of human nature being driven by greed,
mistrust, pride (Hobbes); in the state of nature man competes with man in
constant state of war. We want more than we have, have mistrust and then
we want to show oﬀ what we have.
- When we live in anarchy, man constantly competes with man. States
compete with states in a constant state of war.
- 1. Thucydides: “history of the Peloponnesian wars”: history is explained as
the men’s actions as opposed to fates intervening and whether it was God. It
deals solely with human causality. And it is “claimed” by realists
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traditional Kantian categories of “space, time, and causality,” ultimately implying that in modernity, synchronistic experiences work on a spiritual level and thus have the capacity to “re-sacralize the modern world and thus address the crisis of modernity.” FOOTNOTE Jung even explicitly said that he hoped synchronicity would have an effect on “the fanatical one-sidedness of scientific philosophy,” and that it would “shake the security of our scientific foundations.”
THESIS??? ---- Where Weber offers a diagnosis of the perils of modernity, uncovering the ideas and forces which gave rise to a world dominated by industry, capitalism, and rationality, the entirety of Jung’s psychotherapy, can
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hypothesis and subjecting it to an empirical test.
(Adapted from Burns, 2000: 6-7)
STRENGTHS AND LIMITATIONS
· Precision - through quantitative and reliable measurement
· Control - through sampling and design
· Ability to produce causality statements, through the use of controlled experiments
· Statistical techniques allow for sophisticated analyses
· Because of the complexity of human experience it is difficult to rule out or control all the variables;
· Because of human agency people do not all respond in the same ways as inert matter in the physical sciences;
· Its mechanistic ethos tends to exclude notions of freedom, choice and moral
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to express as follows.1) Causality from government expenses and public investments to GDP might be rejected in any of nine countries analyzed in the study, and only a short-term effect might be observed by the impulse response function.2) On the other hand, causality from the money supply to GDP might be observed significantly in four of nine countries analyzed in the study, and the impulse response function might show that effects of money supply lasts continuously.In the first quarter of 1999, the Japanese economy increased by 1.9% over the previous 3 months. It might seem low compared to the booming U.S. economy (4.3% growth), but it was the first positive growth in Japan since the
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mutually exclusive. Depression is often comorbid with other chronic diseases and can negatively affect adherence to treatment (Moussavi et al., 2007). A 2001 metaanalysis found that 11 percent of those diagnosed with diabetes met criteria for Major Depressive Disorder (with another 31 percent presenting with clinically significant depressive symptoms) (Anderson et al., 2001). Non-adherence to diabetes treatment is closely associated with depression (Bell et al., 2010). While there is still a “chicken or egg” situation when it comes to determining the direction of causality between depression and diabetes, the interactive nature of these two diseases illustrates the need for integrating
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-178p.Perdue, R.R. (1985). Segmenting State Travel Information Inquirers by Timing of the Destination Decision and Previous Experience. Journal of Travel Research, 23(6):6-11.Pike, S. & Ryan, C. (2004). Destination Positioning Analysis through a Comparison of Cognitive, Affective, and Conative Perceptions. Journal of Travel Research, 42(May):333-342.Pizam, A. & Milman,A. (1993). Predicting Satisfaction among First Time Visitors to a Destination by Using the Expectancy Disconformation Theory. International journal of Hospitality Management, 12(2):197-209.Reibstein, D.J., Lovelock, C.H. & Dobson, R.P. (1980). The Direction of Causality between Perceptions, Affect, and Behavior: An
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The short story 'The Yellow Wall-Paper' written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a cry for freedom. This story is about a woman who fights for her right to express what she feels, and fights for her right to do what she wants to do. The narrator in this short story is a woman whose husband loves her very much, but oppresses her to the point where she cannot take it anymore. This story revolves around the main character, her oppressed life, and her search for freedom.There are many male influences in this woman's life and although they may mean no harm, push her over the edge. The main character's husband, John, and her brother are well-known physicians. They use their power to control the main
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Edgar Allen Poe's Symbolism of Death in 'The Fall of the House of Usher'Death is defined as, 'The termination or extinction of something' (American Heritage Dictionary). Edgar Allen Poe uses this description in 'The Fall of the House of Usher' in different ways. Poe's intention when writing 'The Fall of the House of Usher' was not to present a moral, lesson, or truth to the reader; he was simply trying to bring forth a sense of terror to the reader. Poe's mind works this way, and critics believe this statement, especially when related to this story.Edgar Allen Poe was born in Boston on January 19, 1809. His life was filled with tragedies that started when he was ten months old and until he
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When one begins to analyze a military novel it is important to first look at the historical context in which the book was written. On the nights of February 13-14 in 1944 the city of Dresden, Germany was subjected to one of the worst air attacks in the history of man. By the end of the bombing 135,000 to 250,000 people had been killed by the combined forces of the United States and the United Kingdom. Dresden was different then Berlin or many of the other military targets which were attacked during World War II because it was never fortified or used for strategic purposes and, therefore, was not considered a military target. Because of it's apparent safety, thousands of refugees from all
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Psychoanalysis is a system of psychology originated by the Viennese physician Sigmund FREUD in the 1890's and then further developed by himself, his students, and other followers. It consists of three kinds of related activities: (1) a method for research into the human mind, especially inner experiences such as thoughts, feelings, emotions, fantasies, and dreams; (2) a systematic accumulation of a body of knowledge about the mind; and (3) a method for the treatment of psychological or emotional disorders.Psychoanalysis began with the discovery that HYSTERIA, an illness with physical symptoms that occurred in a completely healthy physical body--such as a numbness or paralysis of a limb or a
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It can be said that a certain degree of darkness lies within every person, but this darkness will not surface unless given the correct environment. The darkness, however, can emerge and ultimately destroy the person if not checked by reason. If one's inner darkness does surface, the victim then is given the opportunity to reach a point in personal growth, and to gain a sense of self-knowledge from it. That is, when one's darkness appears, one must learn from this experience how he or she can prevent similar results from occurring in the future. It is ultimately through self-knowledge that we gain the power to defeat our inner darkness, and all of its elements. Just as everyone has the
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The Odyssey is an epic about a Greek warrior in the Trojan War whose wanderings around his known world and his perilous encounters are the basis of the story. Odysseus' absence from his home is prolonged by the influences of the women whom he encounters.In this epic, several female characters had a profound effect on the plot. They wielded their influence through typically feminine skills and attributes: seduction, supernatural powers, intelligence, and beauty. Some of the women of The Odyssey influenced the actions of men, playing key roles in the epics, such as Calypso, the Sirens, Helen, or Circe; all of these women were responsible for the actions of the men.In The Odyssey, the females
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Aggressive and PassiveAggressive and Passive are two inverse attitudes to things, events or life. They cause different results. Offred and Ophelia are two women who have contrary destinies because of their different attitudes.Offred is a powerless woman in "the Handmaid's Tale". She's a handmaid of a commander in Gilead. She has no freedom. She belongs to him as a property. Her only duty is to have sex with the commander and give birth to a baby. Ophelia is also a weak woman in "Hamlet" play. She has no power over anybody. But their fates in the end are quite different. Offred succeeds in escaping from the dystopian socityGilead, while Ophelia dies of drown. Because Offred is affressive but
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Even though the books of Black Boy and Grapes of Wrath gave a vivid picture of the past American life to the readers regarding the socio-economic bigotry. Both books are similar in focusing the social and economic discrimination in the family setting. On Grapes of Wrath the California prejudice against the immigrants. Prejudice was a strong word, which leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. It is the prejudice against the migrant workers by the established financially Californians. Steinbeck provides four clear examples of prejudice; the man whose children died of starvation, the fishing story, the California police officer and the history of Californians. The best picture to describe was on
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Leprosy is very dangerous for your personal health. It can make you skin fall off. Leprosy slowly eats away at you body. It is deadly to all genders, all ages, all sizes and all races.Another name for leprosy is Hansen's Disease. Leprosy is caused by the organism mycobacterium leprae. The pathogen that carries it is bacteria. Throughout the years people have suspected that inhaling and touching the bacteria could spread leprosy.Symptoms of leprosy appear three to five years after contact. Symptoms include; redness or white patches of skin, lumps on several parts of the body, and fingers and toes may curl inward. The bacteria of leprosy can sometimes cause blindness. If leprosy is not treated
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In the play "Hamlet," Shakespeare's characters are confronted with the timeless question: How can one determine what is actually true from what only seems to be true? Throughout the play, the theme of appearance versus reality is constant. This theme is played out from the beginning, with Claudius' attempt to conceal his secret intentions; Gertrude and Ophelia masking their own truths, and finally Hamlet, who assumes the role of a madman in order to uncover the reality behind his appearance.Various characters try to cover their secret intentions with a veneer of a whole other person. One of the most obvious is Claudius. Claudius murdered his brother, the former King Hamlet, in order to
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Among the places where I have traveled, I especially like Fort Lauderdale very much. It fills me with beautiful memories. It reminds me of the days when I lived in Vietnam where I was born, especially the coconut trees, the hot and humid weather are like Vietnam. Fort Lauderdale has almost all the tropical fruits like jack fruit, durian, and longan. All these fruits are not grown in California.I usually come to Fort Lauderdale for a vacation. I leave behind all the problems at work. I feel free of the stresses after I spend my days at the beach. Anyone who comes to Fort Lauderdale and does not take a swim really missed out on all the fun. The water is very warm in Fort Lauderdale, unlike the
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Rachel ZimmerProf. GraffMilton: ENGL 420June 10, 2002Mockery and Superiority in Canzone:Supported by AreopagiticaMockery, as well as a sense of pride and/or superiority comes out in many of Milton's works and he exemplifies this by writing in ways that seems to humble himself, charm the subject of the poem, and yet scoff at him/her at the same time as well as prove his high intellect. Milton's often-circular logic exemplifies his cunning as well as his superciliousness.He first charms his subject (which also happens to be his reader/audience in many poems-Canzone, Areopagitica, Of Education, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates…) with words of praise while humbling
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TrichotillomaniaTrichotillomania is a term coined by a French dermatologist in 1889 to describe the compulsive or irresistible urge that he saw in patients to pluck their hair out. The word trichotillomania is a Greek work meaning hair to pull, pluck, mania, frenzy, and madness. This is somewhat misleading as trichotillomania is referred to in psychiatry as an impulse disorder not a "madness" at all.Impulse control disorders are characterized by the inability to control or resist the impulse to do something harmful to oneself or to someone else. A sufferer sometimes experiences a sense of pressure or tension before performing the behavior and can feel a release of tension afterwards
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Romeo and Juliet is an awesome play written by William Shakespeare in the 15th century. This play is based upon two lovers, Romeo and Juliet, who in just a short period of three days meet, marry, make love, and die. Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet. These two families have gone by many generations with hate towards one-another. Neither family can forgive and forget whatever argument had been started many decades ago. Although the two families despise one another, young Juliet still proclaims, "My only love sprung from my only hate! / Too early seen unknown, and known too late! / Prodigious birth of love it is to me, / That I must love a loath'ed enemy (1.5.137-140)", to Romeo, her
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In Jean Rhys's compelling novel about racial tension amidst confusion and anxiety, the author addresses this subtext in such a way as to portray Antoinette as a product of an intolerant society. While more of an underlying theme, the character's racial inner struggles in Wide Sargasso Sea represent a significance to the story's overall flavor and intensity, being that Antoinette is torn the entire time between calling herself black or white. Who is she really, and why is she having such a difficult time coming to terms with her true identity?In Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea, Antoinette is perpetually faced with having to deal with her racial obscurity. Not only does she lack a distinct perception
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J. K. RowlingC/O Scholastic Inc.555 BroadwayNew York NY 10012Dear Mrs. J. Rowling,I have read all four of your adventures, mystery series, Harry Potter. Most amazing out ofthe four is, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban. Through out the series I could not live toput the book down and had to watch harry out wit every person who thwarted him. In effect hisenemies became more vengeful."Malfoy was furious about Buckbeak. He was convinced that Hagrid had found a way ofsmuggling the hippogriff to safety, and seemed outraged that he and his father had been outwittedby a gamekeeper."That is what kept me reading. You kept putting Harry in to these near impossiblesituations and through friend
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The Argument from Design - Fact, Fantasy or Wishful Thinking ?Tell me why the stars do shine,Tell me why the ivy twines,Tell me why the sky's so blue.Then I will tell you just why I love you.Because God made the stars to shine,Because God made the ivy twine,Because God made the sky so blue.Because God made you, that's why I love you.1Tell Me WhyIn Darwin's Dangerous Idea Daniel Dennett wistfully recalls this simple melody from his youth, but does not lament the demise of its literal meaning at the hands of the hero of his book. No thinking adult could still cling to the myth of the loving God who fashions each of us from earth and breathes life into us. There is no future in myths, no matter
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Although they use different terminology Susan Douglas, Ralph Ellison, and Walker Percy mention and emphasize the importance of control at several points throughout their essays. It can be concluded that all three authors believe that it is important for the individual to maintain control over their own self for to sacrifice control would be to lose the individuality that makes a person. The methods society uses to control the individual varies, according to each author.Douglas discusses the media and the immense power it wields over women and their "narcissistic" selves in her essay. She argues that the media contrives to deceive women into thinking that they are truly the ones in control
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Walker Percy's essay, "The Loss of Creature" maintains that we should "recover the creature" and learn to "extract the thing from the package." However, we can never exclusively recover the creature from the "symbolic package," for we are in a process of continuous discovery throughout our lives and we must see the symbolic complex for more than it appears to be. Percy's methods of perceiving the world are in fact impossible to put into effect for we could not go about placing ourselves into natural disasters and things of the like. Furthermore, that would be defeating the purpose, for once we set out to recover the lost creature, intentionally looking for "it", "it" is lost. However, that
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Aaron Shenassa5/6/01Mrs. WitheringtonWords: 391How Monkey Lost His Tail.It was a day just like any other, except for poor Monkey. It was a hot and windy morning in Mexico City, Mexico, and Monkey found himself on a wooden floor of a smoky bar. His arms were flaccidly dangling down over his legs and his upper body moving back and forth lifelessly, just like it usually does. But something was missing... HIS TAIL!!! Where had his tail gone? He poked his head around his back and it wasn't there, just a hairy stump. The first thing that came to his mind was, "How am I going to kick pests away, peel bananas, and on swing trees at the same time, and what about the Olympics??" You see, Monkey was a
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John GlennIn July 1957, while project officer of the F8U Crusader, he set a transcontinental speed record from Los Angeles to New York, spanning the country in 3 hours and 23 minutes. This was the first transcontinental flight to average supersonic speed. Glenn has nearly 9,000 hours of flying time, with approximately 3,000 hours in jet aircraft.NASA EXPERIENCE: Glenn was assigned to the NASA Space Task Group at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, in April 1959 after his selection as a Project Mercury Astronaut. The Space Task Group was moved to Houston and became part of the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center in 1962. Glenn flew on Mercury-6 (February 20, 1962) and STS-95 (October 29 to
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The problem with guns is fairly straightforward: Guns make it easy to kill or injure a person. This weapon that so many people own has the power to take someone's life in a split second. In this speech I will be covering this and other topics such as the Brady Law, the Second Amendment and some of the percentages and death rates is the U.S.Gun control aims to keep high risk people away from guns while not putting much of a burden on law abiding citizens. Guns should not only be restricted from known felons because new felons are being arrested every day. Statistics show that only 29% of those arrested for murder are previously convicted felons. Also, a national survey found that 2% of all
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During World War II, the Franks and the Van Daans were hiding in a small area of two to three rooms, with a single window, in the attic of an office building in Amsterdam. In her diary, Anne refers to it as the "secret annex." For two years, these close quarters serve as a shelter and protection for the families against the Nazi enemy. While in hiding, problems and the characters' true natures evolved, revealing their differing personalities and value systems. Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl who writes a diary of her experiences during World War II, tells about the major characters in the play. The two characters that I chose to compare were Otto Frank, Anne's father and the only survivor of