Moreover that, Fredrick Nietzsche argues:" its care for the future promised in him which gives the well-constituted individual such an extraordinary right to egoism". Nietzsche adds that the narcissism is always has a strong connection with the pleasure for his own profit, as long as the egoistic character seek for receiving his own leisure the others will be neglected and things get wasted because of his
His work ‘A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful’ introduces the idea of the sublime state on the mind. He believes that in order to experience the sublime, pain and pleasure must both be initially present. You must experience mental pain and fear with the recognition that this distress is of a fictional nature. It is then that the sense of pleasure is introduced in the delight of relief. (Burke 71) He also states that “If one gets too close to the perception, they no longer experience sublime emotions, only fear” (Burke 30) By this, he is stating that if a bizarre creature comes into contact which is too close, there will be no sense of a sublime relief, only the emotion of fear.
One can see Hegel as the culmination of Greek philosophical thinking, as a part of German Idealism in a response to Kant, but also at the start of continental philosophy which reacts against Hegel. This paper will examine Hegel’s dialectical movement presented in the famous Lord and Bondsman passage in the Phenomenology of Spirit (PS), and Levinas’s response to Hegel in Totality and Infinity (TI). A critical evaluation of Levinas’s argument juxtaposed against Hegel will reveal the differences and similarities between the two. This paper will conclude that Levinas fails to overcome Hegel in TI. Although Hegel’s famous central ontological thesis of universal Geist is dead, Hegel still impacts all aspects of (especially French) continental philosophy; in many ways Hegelian philosophy is a philosophy which refuses to come to an end.
“Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow” ( Auden, 1989, p.93) Based on the work by Sigmund Freud, human behaviour can be influenced by their subconscious – “the notion that human beings are motivated, even driven by desires, fears, needs, and conflicts of which they are unaware” (Freud, 1919). As the forced reflection of what can be understood as unconscious internal conflict or the human ego, Freud (1919) argues that the human body develops defences to keep the “conflict” away from the conscious mind, namely; selective perception, selective memory, denial, displacement, protection, regression, and the fear of death. In this essay we will look at the television series breaking
Finally, one can also look at the entire novel of The Great Gatsby, as an adventure into the human psyche. Freud describes the human psyche as having three components, an id, ego, and superego. The id is the impulsive part of the human psyche, constantly seeking instant gratification and incentive. Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom all fit the scheme of the id when one considers their impulsive behavior, especially that of Gatsby, as the id is not affected by reality or logic (like his desire to win back Daisy). Nick can then be described as Gatsby’s superego, trying to bring him back to reality, and balance the impulsive behavior of the id.
Timed Writing 1 Dorian Gray, in The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, experiences many changes throughout the book. The main influence of this transformation was Lord Henry, but on the opposing end was Basil. The changes that Dorian had experienced were enough to ignite a spark in him to change his frame of mind, from a young innocent man into a vain hedonist. After Dorian had determined what he was seeking was not physical, he set out to find pleasure through corrupt relations and life experiences. For a time, Dorian sets his conscience aside and lives his life according to a single goal: achieving pleasure.
What does it mean to dream? Well, I believe dreams will always remain a mystery of phenomenons that science will never be able to explain. However, we can interpret our dreams in many different aspects. Philosophers, such as Alan Watts, interpret dreams in an interesting way, such as it being an adventure (The Dream of Life). From this, I’d like to think of dreams as adventures for our minds; we’re subconsciously wandering to a new adventure every time we decide to rest our eyes.
Everything are under our own controls. Therefore, when things goes wrong in reality, our fantasy world can help us to escape form it. Although we hope to use the fantasy to escape from reality, to certain extent element in reality shown in fantasy. When we try to escape from it, some part of the fantasy can be related to the reality. Because it is the reality force us to create that fantasy.
Thus, questions arise in the minds of readers. Roger’s desire for revenge against all things relating to the affair were so strong, but this action could make him favorable to the audience once more. The reasons for the actions of Chillingworth, as created by Hawthorne, can impact reader’s uncertainty towards this complex character. Throughout the novel Hawthorne uses ambivalence, especially in relation to Roger Chillingworth, which is made evident by previously mentioned examples. Hawthorne’s reasoning for this particular style could be many things.
Hitler was very proud of Germany and wanted Germany to become the powerful country it once was. Hitler was explaining to the people of Germany the actions he took and justifications of his actions towards abolition of the Treaty of Versailles. The speech showed that Hitler, the leader of Germany, had planned to abolish the Treaty of Versailles which weakened Germany immensely. To bring prosperity to Germany again, Hitler decided to reverse everything the treaty had done to Germany. The speech by Hitler showed his pride and there was hint of him rejoicing in his own achievement that he did not just pay lips service, but delivered what he promised the people.
Based on James 's idea of pragmatism, Nietzsche 's philosophy could be used to fulfill James 's goal of creating a philisophical religion. Nietzsche 's teachings lack a higher power and presents sets of values to follow. With these values, it gives people something to strive to become, the overman, and something to avoid becoming, merely