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On the Relation Between the Health of the Soul and Human Happiness
Prior to Socrates, philosophy among the Greeks, as seen by the writings of the Presocratics, was interested predominantly in inquiring about the nature of being. Questions such as those concerning the substance that makes up the composition of the world or the nature of reality were commonplace throughout their writings. Socrates, on the other hand, stands in sharp contrast to this, with his emphasis on the ethical, as opposed to the purely metaphysical aspect of philosophy. His famous saying, “The unexamined life is not worth living,” is the culmination of his emphatic conviction that
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Upon arguing the intricacies and meaning of justice, Socrates questions Adeimantus, brother of Glaucon son of of Ariston, "There is, we say, justice of one man; and there is, surely, justice of a whole city too?"[footnoteRef:1] Adeimantus agrees with this statement and thus bringing the theory, of the inter-relationship between justice in the city and justice in the soul. The essay aims to examine weather the limitations of the city and soul analogy are substantial enough to consider it valid. Furthermore, can the analogy be applicable to reality? Socrates states that, “the just man in his turn, simply in terms of the form of justice, will be no different from a just city. He will be like
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Since the beginning of time and the civilization of mankind, people have always had a thirst for knowledge and power. Throughout history, humanity tried to find how and why everything came to be, why we live and die and how it all started.There are cases in which a given person would do anything in exchange for wisdom and absolute knowledge. Like the tragic doctor Faustus who, as the story says, sells his soul to the devil despite his great education in philosophy, law, physics and so on. What he has gained is the power to do magic, but what he has lost cannot be substituted by anything. So, doctor Faustus gains power only during his mortal life on earth, which is not worth selling his soul
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Psychology of Ancient Philosophers from Parmenides to Aristotle and a
Hole in Aristotle’s Argument on Psychology Regarding Hypothetical Comatose Patients
For thousands of years, philosophers have debated the relation between body and soul. The ancient philosophers built upon one another’s ideas, expressing multiple ideologies that still hold relevance in the debate on philosophical psychology to this day. The following essay will examine the psychology expressed by Parmenides and his atomists successors, Plato and Socrates, and Aristotle, observing that each provides a correction to a perceived imbalance in their conceptions of their predecessors regarding the relationship between body and
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Dying While Living
The history of philosophy and religion abounds with descriptions from romantics and visionaries who vehemently proclaim that "man's common consciousness is only a shadow of reality": witness Plato's Cave, Dostoevsky's Underground, and Plotinus, who said, "Insofar as the soul is in the body it rests in deep sleep" ( Plotinus III, V.6.).
What does Plotinus mean by this statement? Does he echo Euripides, who would have us consider physical death and thereafter as "life" and corporeal existence no more than a dream? Or is Plotinus emphasizing that knowledge is primarily attained through disembodied experience? If the latter is true, what is the significance of Gautama
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i've been troubled recently,with thoughts of not having youi've been thinking recently,of thoughts of not seeing youi've been crying recently,of thoughts of loving youmy will has changed with the waning of the moon,as my heart he changed over the waning of my soul... for youi forgive and i obey,never leave me or i diethinking, dreaming, desiringfor you to come back and love me......as i love you...the world will not understand,the potential that i cannot stop......thinking of you...oh, how i wish thee was here right now,for i don't think that i can go to long without......loving you...so i cry for me, and i cry for youbeing apart, killing me slowlybeing near, willing me closerand at the new
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called by a
“name”, at birth [until being named at the bris 8
days later] all that exists is a person’s essence.
And, in fact, even after a person has been given a
“name”, a person still maintains their own essence,
and thus, this “name” is but an extraneous addition
to their own pre-existing essence.
“Name” vs. Essence in relationship to
Yet on the other hand, a person’s name is not
something to be dismissed, for after all, a person’s
name is connected with the origins of the soul on
high, such that it is specifically
through the letters of one’s Hebrew name is there
drawn down the vitality of the soul above into the
body. And this is why, according to Chassidus, a
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paradise", but rather a journey where it is possible to reach a state of emotional well being. The poem is written in heroic quatrains, and the stanzas are of pentameter lines rhyming ABAB. The poem starts with the African boy "talking" to the reader, and immediately presents the central idea of the poem, the human soul, and in fact he is saying that even if his skin is black, his soul is white as the English child's soul. In this first stanza, the poet builds a clear contrast between light and dark, upon the contrast of the "black" skin and the "white" soul. This contrast could bear a double interpretation; the first one being the literal one, in which the poet is trying to reconcile and
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In the classic novel, Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad takes us on a journey into the soul of man. When the character of Marlow travels into the Congo of Africa to find Kurtz, he realizes that he is in a place where the rules of society no longer constrain human nature, and the frightening truths about human beings can be observed first hand.Marlow discovers that human nature can experience its' dark side. This can be seen through the observation of Kurtz. He also discovers that human nature can be altered, subject to the constraints placed on it by the environment, and that it is able to be either good or evil. The temptation of evil, existing especially in an environment lacking any rules
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Men are known to be self-centered, and some of them are even evilly influential to others surrounding them. Sometimes one would ruin another¡¦s life for one¡¦s own joy or advantage. In Oscar Wilde¡¦s only novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, the protagonist Dorian Gray ruined his beloved friend, Basil Hallward¡¦s soul. Dorian sided with evilness, betrayed his friendship with Basil, and at the end, killed him by his own hand.Basil had always treated Dorian as a very valuable friend, and even loved him immensely. Dorian fascinated Basil so much, that he found his beauty had become the inspiration of is art.However, the pure friendship could no
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Muslims generally classify Jihad into two forms, Jihad Al-Akbar, the Greater Jihad, is said to be the struggle against ones soul (nafs), while Jihad Al-Asgar, the lesser Jihad, is external and is in reference to physical effort, ie. fighting. Traditional Muslim scholars explained there are five kinds of Jihad fi Sabilillah (Jihad in the Cause of Allah): Jihad of the heart/soul ( Jihad bin Nafs/Qalb) , Jihad by the tongue (Jihad bil Lisan), Jihad by the pen/knowledge (Jihad bil Qalam/Ilm), Jihad by the hand (Jihad bil Yad), and Jihad by the sword (Jihad bis saif).  "Jihad of the heart/soul" is an inner struggle of good against evil in the mind, through concepts such as tawhid. Jihad by
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Because it focuses on Faustus' aspiration for divinity, Marlowe's Dr. Faustus illustrates the Elizabethan philosophy of the Great Chain of Being. Faustus sells his soul to the devil in exchange for unlimited knowledge, making him like a divinity. This, along with the demons' desire to become as powerful as God, portrays the idea of the Great Chain of Being.One dark, stormy night, Faustus stands in a magical circle marked with various signs and words and chants in Latin, "Sint mihi dii Acherontis propitii! Valeat numen triplex Jehovoe! Ignei, aerii, aquatani spiritus, salvete! (Marlowe) Suddenly, a dark figure appears in the room. Here, at this very moment, Dr. Faustus sells his soul to the
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punishment according to the seriousness of the crime.Elders are still highly respected in all aboriginal communities.Special places are often referred to as sacred sites. Sacred sites must be respected at all times.Dancing was a very important aspect of aboriginal life. Through dancing the aboriginal people re-enacted their dreaming stories. Dancing often accompanied singing in a ceremony.The aboriginal people decorated their bodies, they carefully painted their skin with white and red ochre.Children are told dreaming stories which tell about the aboriginal values such as respect for the elderly, sharing of food, and duites to kin and the land.aboriginal art tradional reflects the diversity of cultural expression.Aboriginal people believe the life cycle begins with a soul-spirit and returns to a soul-spirit.
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Question: What is Socrates’ argument that no harm can come to a good man?” Do you agree?
“Yet the deeply exciting thing about human beings is that
when the individual is free he chooses as the good life the process of becoming.” ~ Carl Rogers
Socrates, according to his own logic, dispels the fear of death and harm as basis for his argument that, “I am certain that nothing can harm a good man either in life or after death” (pg. 9). Following his conviction Socrates informs his jurors that death cannot harm him based on three strong ideas. They include: death as nothing to feared, the telling silence of his conscience and the existence and eternal nature of the soul. This
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criminal capable of sympathy. If the thief knew what it was like to have his property taken, he would never do such a thing.Socrates thinks that it is better to suffer wrong than to do wrong. The logic he uses is that happiness comes from virtue and enlightenment. He thinks the experience of having been done wrong builds character. Wrong doers will have guilty consciences. He also maintains that the wrong doer will be caught and punished. Punishment will also lead to enlightenment, according to Socrates.Socrates states that punishment is better for the wrong doer in the end. Socrates believes in the existence of the soul. The soul must be cleansed to lead to enlightenment. Socrates argues that
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birth, and therefore that abortion is murder. Nicole also argued that although she believes that a woman has a right to control her own body, once she becomes pregnant its not just her body anymore and shouldnt be allowed to make decisions for an unborn child. She also believes in an immortal soul, that a soul is implanted at the moment of conception, and if life is determined by the presence of that immortal soul, meaning that there is no difference between terminating a week-old pregnancy or killing a thirty year old person. One of Nicoles largest points of argument was that only God has the right to chose when someones life is over.
Nicole and I eventually agreed to disagree, and went about our day discussing other political points. Its quite clear that our different opinions are based on our different religious perspectives. I learned from this debate that not agreeing with someone does not automatically make them less worthy of respect.
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with the devil for two cents. After the help of the devil Tom went off to become a wealthy conceited man with no human compassion and Jabez lived his life as humble as before. Tom was carried away by the devil because his contract was over but Jabez was lucky in his efforts. Jabez was able to compromise with a trial with Daniel Webster as his lawyer. Jabez and Daniel won the trial and Jabez was able to live his life in content while Daniel was read his fortune and had the satisfaction that the won a trail against the devil himself.Thest two stories were alike in very few ways, and different in many. "The Devil and Tom Walker" had a more abrupt ending with the death of Tom. "The Devil and Daniel Webster: had and unbelievably happy ending considering everyone ended up living even though someone signed their soul away to the devil. They were both moral stories to tell someone never to sell their soul to the devil, no matter how exquisite the life in mind may be.
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to the extreme, he smokes opium and even drives a girl to suicide with his awful behaviour. Dorian’s first encounter with the supernatural is when he makes the Faustian pact for his soul to be swapped with the painting, ‘If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old! For that I would give everything!’ ‘I would give my soul for that!’ In this extract Dorian signs his soul over for eternal youth.
The reader can clearly see that Lord Henry has caused Dorian to become corrupt, this is shown mostly when Dorian realises this for himself, in particular when Dorian looks at his painting and sees a subtle change of evilness in the picture depicting that he has sinned
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October 2, 2009
"The Soul of Love"
Many times people believe spirituality only involves the spirits and your beliefs in higher powers. However, spirituality can include all aspects of an individual's life. Spirituality is defined as that which relates to or affects the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things. It is a person's connection to self, others, and the community at large. Spirituality provides a sense of purpose and meaning to one's life. It touches that part of you that is not dependent on material things or physical comforts. Although many people may not recognize it, spirituality
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Romantic period in America started in the 19th century. Writers of that time praised the beauty of wild nature, created ideas; they turned against ugly reality with its misery, lies, and hypocrisy. In their poems, novels and stories these authors investigated man's soul and heart as well, they spoke about inner conflicts, person's feelings and emotions and how to join idealistic inner world with the existing reality. And one of the main representatives of American Romanticism is Herman Melville. He is writer who also touches upon these problems; he is interested in man who has to live between two worlds - inner and outer. And from this point of view the story "Bartleby" seems very
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his family, even commits murder to protect the pearl. The pearl became a part of Kino which is shown when he claims, "If I give it up I shall lose my soul." His wife, in a desperate endeavor to rid of the evil, tries to discard the pearl, but Kino catches her and hits her. The pearl eventually leads to downfall of almost everything in his life. He ends up losing his home, canoe, and his treasure, his son. Although the pearl could have been very beneficial, it ended up fostering greed and destruction.John Steinbeck uses animal imagery as a way to foreshadow and explain the hunt for Kino at the end of the story. Several images of predator and prey are mentioned in the book, like the little
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Throughout history there have been several genres of music. It is an important aspect of every culture, helping to define and shape it across the globe. Varieties range from Hip-Hop to R&B, Country, Gospel, and several others. One type of music that has produced countless numbers of classics is, Classical music. Classical music is a great choice for anyone who enjoys a mellower, relaxed sound. It has been known to soothe the soul, help concentration, and give a pleasant feeling to its listeners.The belief that classical music soothes the soul can be proven true through several instances. The first is, unlike Rock or Rap music which are both theoretically a somewhat harsher sound
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Walt Whitman was a man that wrote from the deepest thoughts from within him. Whitman wrote from many states of mind. His writings connect a lot with the present life and the after-life, the soul. Sometimes he even wrote from his imagination and his fantasies. Whether he was writing about the people around him or just his life, he was writing about the nature of life.From the excerpts that we have read from Leaves of Grass, I feel that Whitman is a very deep writer. I noticed that he wrote a lot about life, whether he was talking about his own or not. His writings go beyond what we can see, touch, and smell. His writing is about the deep understanding of how his life was. Whether his life
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town. He is a wealthy and usually good-mannered man, showing the proper respect to his elders, who are very fond of him. That’s how it all begins. Dorian meets Basil Hallward, an artist who is fascinated with Dorian’s good looks. As Basil is painting a portrait of him, Dorian gets upset that he will grow old while his portrait will remain young. “I shall grow old, and horrible, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young.” (Wilde 49) Therefore, he openly sells his soul in order to remain young. “If it were I who was to be always young... I would give my soul for that!” (49). Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil’s, is present at the time of Dorian’s quote. He is the one whom
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‘A great surprise of the play is that Claudius has a conscience.’
Even Hamlet, who perceives Claudius in the play as a ‘Remorseless, treacherous,
lecherous, kindless villain’, assumes that Claudius does have a conscience for he asserts
that ‘The play’s the thing/Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King’. Claudius is not
merely a ‘satyr’ but, in terms of Elizabethan theology, he does have a ‘rational soul’, the soul
which separates Man from the animal kingdom. Furthermore, Hamlet’s attempt to trap
Claudius by prompting his conscience in ‘The Murder of Gonzago’ reminds the audience that
far from being a two-dimensional villain, Claudius is dramatised as a complex character; at
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. "Lance" came a very weak voice "is that you?" "Yes Sister Catherine, its me" Lance said as he walked quietly towards the bed, dreading to see Sister Catherine's weakened self. As he stepped into view of the old lady, he gasped. Sister Catherine was so skinny and fragile liking that the slightest wind would break her. Her face was a ghastly chalk white color and her eves were sullen and out of focus. "Come to me child" Sister Catherine said with a crinkly smile "bless this old bag of bones before her soul goes to join God." "Sister" Elaine said, "don't speak like that, you won't die. You cant. This cathedral is nothing without you." Tears welled up in her eyes knowing
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The wind whispered through the remaining leaves of the lone oak tree atop the cemetery hill. The light from the full moon gave the tree an unholy aura; its shadow becoming the silent guardian of the graves as it draped itself over the tombstones. There was little room left on these hallowed grounds, the granite markers dotting the landscape, preserving the memories of those whose bodies had become a void, empty of life and soul. Bu there was a soul that did dare to tread there this night.The man looked as an average man would, slightly under six feet tall, dressed in a long, black coat, dress pants and shoes, and a black fedora hat, slipped a bit forward to hide his face. The shadow of the
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interpretation of the novels content, we come to realise J.G. Ballard's message regarding inner journey. Empire of the sun presents one of the many aspects of inner journey, that is, that in times of crisis our maturity and mentality develops. One of the many scenes in which Jim's newly found maturity is conveyed is in the scene of the Hiroshima bombing. J.G. Ballard writes; "The light was a premonition of his death, the sight of his small soul joining the larger soul of the dying world." In this scene, Ballard uses the technique of symbolism to communicate his message. The white light is an atomic bomb exploding in Japan. At Jim's present location which is China, he can see the blinding white light
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money can buy him anything, even his life. Unfortunately, this is not so. As noted, Dr. Faustus and Everyman are blinded by their pompous natures. Both search for worldly treasures, knowledge and wealth, instead of a relationship with the divine. Each character is also provided with encouragement in choosing the divine path. A good and bad angel provides guidance to Dr. Faustus. The path he takes is his choice alone. Unfortunately, due to greed and power, Dr. Faustus only listens to the bad angel. The good angel tells him, "O Faustus, lay that damned book aside And gaze not on it, lest it temp thy soul And heap God's heavy wrath upon thy head. Read, read the Scriptures!" (2675). As
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that she had explored while on vacation, especially disregarding contact with her family. Whereas, Adèle "worshiped" her husband and "idolized" her children , Edna would not stand for this subservience (8). By striving against her husband and children and falling into dark delusions of their "drive" to "possess her, body and soul," Edna finds herself drowning in a sea of defiance against only herself (124).With Edna's long-awaited "journey" complete, the reader is able to juxtapose her attitudes and their consequences with those of Mme. Ratignolle. Kate Chopin foreshadowed her conclusion by offering, "The voice of the sea is seductive...inviting the soul to wander for a spell of abysses of solitude," indicating her deportation from reality into the vainness of her imagination (15). The vague and saddening note of Chopin's closing is reminiscent of Longfellow's lines,The day returns, but nevermoreReturns the traveler to the shore.And the tide rises, the tide falls.
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is as greedy as a pig. The lizard shows that he is as slippery and slimy as a lizard.Finally the toad might be symbolic of Macbeths soul, his soul is as ugly as a toad. Throughout the play the animals behavior and status relate to humancharacteristics. Sometimes these relationships are very abstract and sometimes they arequite evident. To conclude the animals represent human characteristics very accurately.
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one's thoughts and ideas clearly.People have always had the need to share their stories. From cave drawings, drums, and smoke signals, to the speed of the technological age, people have found many ways to entertain and converse. Sharing ideas has brought information , as well as "soul-to-soul" contact. As our world grows , expands, and becomes increasingly more interconnected by various technological advances, the need for effective interpersonal communication among different cultures has become crucial.We communicate not only with words, but perhaps even more forcefully by our body language and facial expressions. I have become influenced by the role of language, as it shows many faces in
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bird and recognise it as the victim and the mariner as the villain. Furthermore, one could argue that the albatross is symbolic as god’s creation and innocence due to the fact as it appears the albatross is described using religious and decadent imagery “through the fog it came; as if it had been a Christian soul”. The utilization of the noun “Christian soul” connotes purity and innocence in turn demonstrating the true criminal nature of the mariner, as he is the antithesis of the bird increasing his villainous status. However, on the contrary it could also be said that the reader is encouraged to agree with the statement to a small extent as result of the importance of the bird. Animal cruelty was not high on the political agenda in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries either, so you wouldn't have had to look far to see worse crimes against the natural world than the mariner's shooting of the albatross.
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is also one of the many ideas from the reading that I took an interest in. This rejection of self and rejection or renunciation of the body was never meant to be an exterior thing, meaning that it is a process that was meant to entirely take place inside one’s self. What is supposed to happen from within is that the ‘natural part of the soul’, which is supplied by the supplementary energy, is destroyed, and only the growing uncreated part remains. Little also says that the actual physical death of a person is not necessary.[footnoteRef:5] It is this idea of an autonomous self that holds people back and keeps their distance from God, not their body. This means that harming the body is not
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by what you listen to.
We answer the question how is meaning represented in music?
Not, “what does music mean?”
Because the meaning we find in music is constructed?
In terms of:
Genre and type
Use of the voice
Wednesday 2: Loliwe, a case study in how to read music.
Loliwe, 2011 album of the same name
Basics: Zahara, Bulelwa Mkutukana
Produced with Robbie Malinga, Mojalefa Thebe
Marketed as Afro-Soul
Today we address quite directly what the essay and essay question
How does music function as a representational language.
The three approaches from Hall all feed into how music works
In terms of the reflective/mimetic approach, in which art
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. Sentimentalism - (emotions) very affected by what they see. Raw formality.7. Humanitarism - believed that all men were created equal and that you shouldhelp others.8. Democracy - supporters of the French revolution until it became violent.Agreed with the civil American revolution, used portage to fight for reform.9. Originality - New poetic formats and genres.10. Diversity - Authors wrote books and music, but did not write in one style.Mastered the art of writing.11. Confessionalism - art is a confession of the inner soul. Characters confess andexpress how they feel.12. Purgative Purpose of Art - authors believed their writings were cleansing theirsouls.''Lines Composed a Few Miles away
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India, because of the widespread control by the Brahmins. The most challenging concept for the Hindus to except was that the Buddha taught that the soul did not exist. Hindus thought that the Atman, or soul, was actually God. The Buddha reasoned that if the soul is purely God, the it is not individual and therefore is an An-Atman, or no soul. The achievement of liberation then for Buddhist takes form in Nirvana. Nirvana occurs when people release their yearning for a false selfhood, which is similar to Hinduism. Paradoxically, as with Hinduism, the act of extinguishing this yearning occurs simultaneously with an enlightenment. Studying Hinduism and Buddhism has been surely an enlightenment for
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I want to know what's up aheadWill I live for ever or soon be deadWill my thoughts disappear or be readWill I keep speaking the truth?Or will I have trouble going to sleep at nightAm I a success?Or just another hard working manWill my soul be free?Will it be trapped behind thoughts forced on me?Do I have to stay alive or could I leave nowIs it bad to want death?Should I do what I feel or feel what u make me do?Do I have to work hard?Or could I lay back and relax foreverTill I face Hades in a cold place we call hellIs it really there or was it createdSo many questionsDo I really have to wait for judgment day?Before there answeredWell if I should die before I wake let the world knowI never
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One hand Reaches out And pulls a lost soul from harm While a thousand more go unspoken for They say what good have you done By saving just this one It's like whispering a prayer In the fury of a storm And I hear them saying you'll never change things And no matter what you do it's still the same thing But it's not the world that I am changing I do this so this world will know That it will not change me This heart Still believes The love and mercy still exist While all the hatred rage and so many say That love is all but pointless in madness such as this It's like trying to stop a fire With the moisture from a kiss And I hear them saying you'll never change things And no matter what you do
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mind. I will modesty explore the relationship between the two, aware of the limitations in my knowledge. As a dualist, I will provide critical evidence as to why dualism best aligns with my personal beliefs, in addition to why our consciousness and existence cannot be defined simply through the physical realm.
Dualism is the classical viewpoint depicted amongst most monotheistic religions. The idea that the soul is an intangible entity removed from your physical body is often emphasized in religions, including: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. From this perspective, the mind acts as an antenna that transmits data from the soul to the physical body. The soul is still in existence, despite an
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that has a properly functioning body or system is able to make
decisions according to urges dictated by their controlling forces (brains, a cells mitochondria).
This then thus leads to body language and posturing, which enacts the control centers will to
send out a message non verbally. Neurological messages also allow living things to detect
emotions such as when a dog can feel its owners distress. This kind of communication is
important to Santiago because he needs to understand the behaviors of others in order for him to
adapt to them. When he becomes aware of their behaviors, he becomes aware that there is a core
in every animal, a soul and center that separates them from just
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that is rarely discussed among mental health professionals rather we focus on the biological, psychological and social components on the issue of addiction which is of course of utmost importance, but we must acknowledge that we are all spiritual beings. There is no clear definition of spirituality, however there is one common goal regardless of the culture; spirituality is a spiritual awakening or transformation in the soul (Doweiko, 2019). While spirituality occurs through a transformation of the soul, there can be things that block this transformation or spiritual growth which can be referred to as the ‘disease of the human spirit.’ Addiction can be view as a disease of the spirit, from
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from the physical entity of a body.
After establishing his own existence by the Cogito argument, Descartes seeks to expound upon the nature of this ‘self’ that he claims to know with certainty to exist. He concludes that he is an unextended entity whose essence is encompassed in consciousness, which is to propose that all people are thinking things and not physical things. Descartes concluded that the mind (that is the soul or the “thinking thing”) is distinct and separate from the body (the extended, unthinking thing), which is the view known as Cartesian Dualism:
a). I am certain that I am a thinking thing
b) I am not certain that I am a physical thing
c) Therefore, I am not a physical thing
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and would always be evil, because a man's soul cannot change, is predestined to good or evil, love or violence. Javert shows he is a rationalist because he is blind to the fact that Valjean has reformed, because it is impossible for a man to do so.Javert shows he is a rationalist because he believes the law is infallible with all his soul. When saved by Valjean, Javert is confronted with a moral dilemma. He knew that he had to bring back Valjean or else he was in violation of his duty, and that if he were to let Valjean be free he would be equally as evil. Hugo describes this predicament "Javert felt that something horrible was penetrating his soul, admiration for a convict" (336). Javert felt
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African American Musical Influence
Music can free the human soul and every single person can listen to it. African American music became quickly part of American culture and even if its themes vary, from a pop singer to a rapper, discrimination will always be a theme in African American music; and among this, it had a big influence upon all peoples, including whites in the U.S.A., who started listening to it, loving it and even making it. Music gives you a certain perspective, a way of seeing and feeling things. That was contagious too. By music, you can express whatever you want, whatever you feel. Before I begin I would like to state that African American’s have been pushing the
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Cultural Foundations 2
26 February 2018
In Inferno, Dante, accompanied by Virgil, travels through the nine circles of hell. From the start of the first canto, Dante is lost and afraid, with only Virgil’s guidance aiding him. According to Virgil, Dante’s “soul is sunken in… cowardice” (Dante Canto 2). Virgil has been sent to alleviate this issue. They embark on their journey through hell and with each circle, Dante witnesses progressively worse torture being inflicted on the sinners. The most prominent difference between the two writers is their compassion. Dante is very sympathetic towards the sinners residing in hell, while Virgil will go so far as to
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is the ultimate god.Both religions also believe in reincarnation. Reincarnation is being reborn again with the same soul. They believe that what you do during your life will determine where you will end up. If you are good, you will be rewarded in your next life. If you are bad, you will most likely have a bad life when you are reborn.Hindus and Buddhists are very kind and respectful to animals. They believe that every animal has a soul. Many Hindus and Buddhists are vegetarians. Because they believe in reincarnation, any animal could be another form of a relative or close friend. Eating them would bring bad karma, and break the Eightfold Paths.Although there are many similarities, there
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Hindu Religious Worldview
Hinduism does not have a single, unifying sacred narrative. Instead there are numerous narratives ranging from the theological to the ethical to the ritual, mythical, and social. The following beliefs are not universal.
1. Hindus believe in a single, all pervasive World Soul, called Brahman, the spiritual essence that underlies all reality. Brahman is the foundation of all physical matter, energy, time and space, and being. Brahman is present in all people in the form of the atman. Brahman is spiritual but not spirit. Some define Brahman as “the one, all-pervasive Supreme existence.” Brahman cannot be described.
2. Brahman manifests itself in the various personal
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Mark Twain Quotes
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Be careful in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul.
Better a broken promise than none at all.
By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man’s, I mean.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.
Everything has its limit – iron ore cannot be educated into gold.
Familiarity breeds contempt – and
545 words - 3 pages
English 4 H
3 April 2019
Dracula: Good vs. Evil
In the Victorian Era, it was strongly believed that a person was either fully evil or fully good. The difference between right and wrong in this time was drastic and was viewed in a highly religious sense. There was no “in between” or belief that everyone is born with a slight evil side as there is in modern day. In Bram Stoker’s Dracula, good and evil were portrayed as polar forces with an “either or” mindset with absolutely no in between.
Dracula was basically considered an Antichrist in the time of Bram Stoker. Most people during this time were extremely religious and any ungodly soul was thought to be satanic. For