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  • Allegory of the Cave

    Allegory of the Cave

    while on Earth. What is meant by that is in death we break the chains? The Allegory says that it is painful to break the chains, and in most cases death is not pleasant but painful. Once out of the chains, there is indecision, what to do, where to go. Only when the sunlight is spotted from the cave entrance does one know where to go. Again death echoes this same pattern. Many say after

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    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Max
  • Allegory of the Cave

    Allegory of the Cave

    Plato believed that most of us have a skewed view of the world. Plato, the most creative and influential of Socrates' disciples, wrote dialogues, in which he frequently used the figure of Socrates to espouse his own (Plato's) full-fledged philosophy. In "The Republic," Plato sums up his views in an image of ignorant humanity, trapped in the depths and not even aware of its own limited perspective. The rare individual escapes the limitations of that

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    Submitted: April 12, 2010 By: Mike
  • Allegory of the Cave

    Allegory of the Cave

    Plato's Allegory Of The Cave A Springboard For The Matrix Author: Dew Property of Dew's Matrix Fan Page (http://www.geocities.com/hollywood/theater/9175) IMPORTANT: For those of who are writing Matrix papers for school and wish to use my site as a source remember that all the articles on this site are copyrighted. This means that you MUST list Dew's Matrix Fan Page (http://thereisnospoon.moviefever.com or http://www.geocities.com/hollywood/theater/9175) as a source and site all references or quotes according to your teacher's

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    Submitted: April 15, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Allegory of the Cave

    Allegory of the Cave

    In the beginning of the Allegory of the Cave, Plato represents man's condition as being "chained in a cave," with only a fire behind him. He perceives the world by watching the shadows on the wall. He sits in darkness with the light of the fire and does not realize that the shadows he see's in the reflection of the fire's light are not real images. But this is his existence, he know anything else.

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    Submitted: May 19, 2011 By: jonathanmichael
  • Allegory of the Cave Review

    Allegory of the Cave Review

    The theme that resonates most strongly throughout the book Black Freedom Fighters in Steel and the movie "Boyz N' the Hood," is the unity among the members of both. Many of the characters in the movie and the people in the book are united, not only in a struggle for a common goal, but also in their individual lives as union or gang members. To demonstrate this commonality, the characters Tré, Darren, aka Doughboy, and

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    Submitted: April 20, 2011 By: city_kitty2003
  • Alright

    Alright

    Im sorry i didn't say goodbye there was no time understand i was stressed living day to day was hard and i gave it my best but there was nothing left for me in this world to convince me to stay now im long gone away dont you do that dont you start with tears just remember all the times we spent over the years never cry never think bad of me whats done is

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    Submitted: January 23, 2010 By: Monika
  • American Folk

    American Folk

    The dancer is a man wearing leather boots, loose fitting red silk pants, and a white shirt with colored embroidering down the middle. His hair is shaved to the scalp except for a small circle on the top of his head, where the hair is about half a foot long. He squats down low, and kicks his feet out with his body upright and his arms folded. The dance has a historic meaning behind it,

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    Submitted: March 28, 2010 By: July
  • American Funeral Services

    American Funeral Services

    American funeral services can vary greatly but some over all changes have recently occurred. For instance, the funeral service industry has traditionally been a male dominated profession. Today, almost half of all mortuary science students in America are women. Many women are attracted by the attributes needed by a funeral service director. A good funeral director will have compassion, good communication skills, the ability to plan events, and the desire to comfort those individuals coping

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Artur
  • American Philosophy

    American Philosophy

    John Dewey was an American psychologist, philosopher, educator, social critic and political activist. He was born in Burlington, Vermont, on October 20, 1859. Dewey graduated from the University of Vermont in 1879, and received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1884. He started his career at the University of Michigan, teaching there from 1884 to 1888 and 1889-1894, with a one year term at the University of Minnesota in 1888. In 1894 he became

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    Submitted: March 6, 2010 By: Mike
  • Amusing Ourselves to Death

    Amusing Ourselves to Death

    Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business (1985), is a controversial book by Neil Postman in which he argues that mediums of communication inherently influence the conversations carried out over them. Postman posits that television is the primary means of communication for our culture and it has the property of converting conversations into entertainment so much so that public discourse on important issues has disappeared. Since the treatment of serious

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    Submitted: January 23, 2010 By: July
  • An Analysis of Duties to Fulfill the Human Rights of the Poor

    An Analysis of Duties to Fulfill the Human Rights of the Poor

    Alan Gewirth justifies the existence of human rights in his “Duties to Fulfill the Human Rights of the Poor” by claiming that human action is the grounding to possessing rights. Essentially, Gewirth explains that what makes one human is the ability of “action.” And therefore, in order to “act” one must have certain essential rights—rights of well-being and freedom (Gewirth 222). Gewirth then attempts to claim that the humans themselves have a duty to make

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    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • An Analysis of Legal Reasoning

    An Analysis of Legal Reasoning

    There is no concept so central to philosophy than Reason. It is reason that is the very focal point of all discovery and knowledge, for a philosopher to achieve any kind of enlightenment without the use of reason is impossible. Reason is, arguably, that which separates man from beast, that consciousness and ability to analyze and comprehend. It has been through reason that societies and governments have been created: our own through the reasoning of

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: regina
  • An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals

    An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals

    What is a moral? This is a question that has plagued philosophers for many years. Is it possible to have a set of universal morals? There are many questions that surround the mystery of morals. They seem to drive our every action. We base our decisions on what is right and what is wrong. But what is it that actually determines what is right and what is wrong? Is it our sense of reason? Is

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    Submitted: January 10, 2009 By: July
  • An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals

    An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals

    What is a moral? This is a question that has plagued philosophers for many years. Is it possible to have a set of universal morals? There are many questions that surround the mystery of morals. They seem to drive our every action. We base our decisions on what is right and what is wrong. But what is it that actually determines what is right and what is wrong? Is it our sense of reason? Is

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    Submitted: January 3, 2010 By: Edward
  • An Ethical Delemma 1 “no Such Thing as a Free Drink?”

    An Ethical Delemma 1 “no Such Thing as a Free Drink?”

    Close-up image showing the leaf-sides of two oversized books side-by-side on a bookshelf, with additional books in soft focus background ASSIGNMENT 1 AN ETHICAL DELEMMA 1 “No such thing as a free drink?” MD.Azizul Karim #1511979030 6/23/18 PHI 401.05 ________________ Answers for the questions 1. Who is wrong in this situation- your friend for undercharging you, you for accepting it, both of you, or neither of you? Answer: Both me and my friend did wrong.

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    Submitted: July 25, 2018 By: Grumpy Antor
  • An Examination into the View of Perception (pratyaksa) According the Nyaya School of Philosophy.

    An Examination into the View of Perception (pratyaksa) According the Nyaya School of Philosophy.

    Perception as a pramana or method of knowledge has not been discussed at length in Western logic. In so far as it has been discussed, it has created a divide amongst the realists, the idealists and the empiricists. Many schools of Indian philosophy have taken up a critical examination of perception as a means of gaining valid knowledge. The Nyaya is one of them. According to the Nyaya school of philosophy, valid knowledge or prama

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    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Jon
  • An Explication of Descartes Meditations

    An Explication of Descartes Meditations

    Descartes overall objective in the Meditations is to question knowledge. To explore such metaphysical issues as the existence of God and the separation of mind and body, it was important for him to distinguish what we can know as truth. He believed that reason as opposed to experience was the source for discovering what is of absolute certainty. In my explication, I will examine meditation two in order to discover why knowledge was so important

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    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Mike
  • An Ideal Society

    An Ideal Society

    AN IDEAL SOCIETY The world is a complicated place and today's standards of society make it even more difficult to live and act in one's own way. I sometimes wonder what life would be like if we could start all over and build a brand new society - a society that guarantees social justice for all groups and full rights to every individual. Would there be a way to make everything and everyone equal? From

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    Submitted: March 1, 2010 By: Anna
  • An Outline of Thomas Hobbes’ Social Contract

    An Outline of Thomas Hobbes’ Social Contract

    Outline Hobbes' theory on the social contract giving details on what he believed was needed to maintain it. I will attempt to answer this question by initially explaining what Hobbes' view on humanity was, since these views were what caused him to write his theory on the social contract, quote part of what he wrote regarding the subject and what it means in layman's terms What Hobbes believed: Thomas Hobbes, a 17th century British philosopher,

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: David
  • An Overview of Immanuel Kant

    An Overview of Immanuel Kant

    The exploration into Immanuel Kant's thought is one of, insight, perception, and open-mindedness. His work in the field of philosophy and intellectual development spanned over thirty-five years. He wrote on virtually all philosophical topics but his love was in the branch of metaphysics. His role in the evolvement of modern thought is vast and profound. Immanuel Kant was born, lived, and died in Konigsberg, East Prussia. Although he never left East Prussia, he is one

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Tasha
  • An Overview of Immanuel Kant

    An Overview of Immanuel Kant

    An overview of Immanuel Kant By Scott Haywood Philosophy 101 Harold McSwain, Ph.D. The exploration into Immanuel Kant's thought is one of, insight, perception, and open-mindedness. His work in the field of philosophy and intellectual development spanned over thirty-five years. He wrote on virtually all philosophical topics but his love was in the branch of metaphysics. His role in the evolvement of modern thought is vast and profound. Immanuel Kant was born, lived, and died

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    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Mike
  • An Overview of Immanuel Kant

    An Overview of Immanuel Kant

    The exploration into Immanuel Kant's thought is one of, insight, perception, and open-mindedness. His work in the field of philosophy and intellectual development spanned over thirty-five years. He wrote on virtually all philosophical topics but his love was in the branch of metaphysics. His role in the evolvement of modern thought is vast and profound. Immanuel Kant was born, lived, and died in Konigsberg, East Prussia. Although he never left East Prussia, he is one

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    Submitted: July 28, 2010 By: Dina
  • Analyse the Strengths and Weaknesses of Using Faith as a Basis for Knowledge in Religion and in one Area of Knowledge from the Tok Diagram.

    Analyse the Strengths and Weaknesses of Using Faith as a Basis for Knowledge in Religion and in one Area of Knowledge from the Tok Diagram.

    002329-246 Raji Hemanth Kumar Anglo Chinese School (Independent) TOK Essay Question 8: Analyse the strengths and weaknesses of using faith as a basis for knowledge in religion and in one area of knowledge from the TOK diagram. The word ‘faith’ is a term that has no simpler definition. There can be two sides to the definitions of the term faith, both positive and negative. [1]Looking at the positive side, St Paul defined it as ‘the

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    Submitted: September 28, 2014 By: Hemanth Raxtor
  • Analysis Design and Assumptions

    Analysis Design and Assumptions

    Analysis Design and Assumptions In the evaluation of possible independent variables that may impact the dependant variable of vehicle sales, Nissan Vehicle Sales data for a representative Car (Sentra) and SUV (Xterra) was gathered for the cities of Nashville and New York by month for a 4 year period from 2003 from official Nissan Web-site and other sources. Our Specific areas that were of interest were gas prices, population density, and average income. Gas Prices

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Bred
  • Analysis of Cesare Borgia in Machiavelli’s the Prince

    Analysis of Cesare Borgia in Machiavelli’s the Prince

    Using the model of Cesare Borgia in The Prince, Machiavelli proposes a new theory of virtue that is consistent with no moral standard other than what is called for by necessity. To do this, Machiavelli first discusses Cesare's virtue, and then proceeds to suggest how Cesare's virtue falls short. His interpretation of the rise and fall of Cesare's virtue in Chapter VII serves to demonstrate that Machiavellian virtue has a telos - it looks toward

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    Submitted: February 6, 2010 By: regina
  • Analysis of Descartes Third Meditation

    Analysis of Descartes Third Meditation

    The next step in the pursuit of knowledge, then, is to prove that god does indeed exist. Descartes's starting point for such a proof is the principle that the cause of any idea must have at least as much reality as the content of the idea itself. But since my idea of god has an absolutely unlimited content, the cause of this idea must itself be infinite, and only the truly existing god is that.

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    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Analysis of Philippa Foot’s Article on Euthanasia

    Analysis of Philippa Foot’s Article on Euthanasia

    Euthanasia as defined by the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary is a quiet and easy death. One may wonder, is there such a thing as a quiet and easy death? This is one point that I will discuss in my paper, however the question that my paper will answer is; should active euthanasia be legalized? First, I will look at Philippa Foot's article on Euthanasia and discuss my opinions on it. Second, I will look at

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    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Analysis of Plato's "the Allegory of the Cave"

    Analysis of Plato's "the Allegory of the Cave"

    Analysis of Plato's "The Allegory of the Cave" The moist air of the cave hovers in a homeostatic manner around the manТs conditioned skin. He sits, staring at the flat, cold surface of rock in front of him. Nothing that he sees surprises him. He just stares blankly at the recurrent shadows dancing in a dull glow. He is motionlessly caught in a state of a calm, content trance. The cold chains around his neck

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    Submitted: December 4, 2008 By: Victor
  • Analysis of Seneca's Letter "on Anger"

    Analysis of Seneca's Letter "on Anger"

    Seneca is a major philosophical figure of the Roman Imperial Period. He was a Stoic who adopted and argued largely from within the framework which he inherited from his predecessors. Among his legacy, the Letters to Lucilius are Seneca’s most widely read and influential texts. “On Anger” was written in three books before 52 and addressed to Seneca’s brother Novatus. In his writing Seneca claimed that anger is wrong and therefore not necessary. This was

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    Submitted: December 8, 2016 By: Katz
  • Analysis of the Confessions of St. Augustine

    Analysis of the Confessions of St. Augustine

    In the Confessions, by Saint Augustine, Augustine addressed himself articulately and passionately to the persistent questions that stirred the minds and hearts of men since time began. The Confessions tells a story in the form of a long conversion with God. Through this conversion to Catholic Christianity, Augustine encounters many aspects of love. These forms of love help guide him towards an ultimate relationship with God. His restless heart finally finds peace and rest in

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    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Jack

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