According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, appearance is defined as “the way that someone or something looks.” The same dictionary defines reality “as the true situation that exists.” This poses the question of whether the way things appear is how they truly exist, and it is along that line that René Descartes wrote his Meditations on First Philosophy. Over 350 years after Descartes published his famous discourse, the American science fiction film, The Matrix, premiered, and pondered a similar question of the difference between appearance and reality. The purpose of this essay is twofold: firstly to evaluate and analyze the concepts of appearance and reality as presented in both the Meditations and The Matrix, and secondly to convince
Individual Psychology (Adlerian) Therapy Case Conceptualization: Billy Sunday Individual psychology, born out of examination and divergence from Freudian theoretical tenants, is an approach dating back to the early part of the 1900’s (Corey, 2017). Alfred Adler, the founder of the individual psychology model, spent significant time and energy evaluating and supporting psychoanalytical doctrines; after abandoning many of the psychoanalytic principles he formed of his own school of therapy in 1911 (Tan, 2011). Rudolph Dreikurs continued to influence this theory after Adler’s death and to expand its’ use in the United States (Tan). This newly emerging school of thought introduced new insights to the view of human nature and ensuing counseling methodologies. Alder viewed the past as the means through which people approached the present.
My favorite book is Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, he was born in 1894 and died in 1963. Written in 1931. A futuristic society where humans are born out of test tubes and kept in rigid social classes. This may not seem like a humorous premise for a novel, but Huxley uses satire, which is a type of humor used to make a serious point. The humans in Brave New World learn through sleep teaching, Huxley calls this “hypnopedia”.
‘The Sunshine Makers’ is a 2015 documentary by Cosmo Feilding-Mellen, covering the fabled exploits of American clandestine LSD chemists Nick Sand and Tim Scully. Written by Connie Littlefield (who also wrote the excellent ‘Hofmann’s Potion’), the subject seems like a natural progression for Feilding-Mellen, given that he’s the son of legendary self-trepanees and counter-culturalists Amanda Feilding (artist and activist – now Lady Neidpath, heading up the Beckley Foundation) and Joe Mellen (gallery owner and author of the seminal ‘Bore Hole’). Tim Scully & Nick Sand - LSD chemistsMuch anticipated by the cognoscenti, ‘The Sunshine Makers’ (aka ‘Breaking Good: the Untold Adventures of Two Underground Psychedelic Chemists and Their Mission to Save the World One Trip at Time’) is a well-presented and warm take on a fascinating period of the underground psychedelic culture. Based around interviews with the chemists and their fellow travellers, we learn exactly what it was that
“Rommel, Rommel, Rommel! What else matters than beating him?” This famous quote by Prime Minister Winston Churchill describes best how Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was perceived by his adversaries in the summer of 1942: “he had an uncanny ability to dominate the minds of his adversaries.” This paper will provide a brief book review of An Army at Dawn before focusing on Rommel – the famous “Dersert Fox” – and his leadership capabilities. Thereby, Rommel´s traits, characteristics and style will presented through the lens of leadership concepts, especially System 1 and System 2 thinking, emotional intelligence and organizational culture. The former Washington Post correspondent and historian Rick Atkinson published his book An Army at Dawn in 2002 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for his work. His book describes the history of the Allied North African Campaign and focuses particularly on the role of the US military forces.
Harold Bloom in his book Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations on Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five examines the similarities with Vonnegut and Norman Mailer making himself a character in The Armies of the Night, Vonnegut used his own real-life experience in surviving the Dresden bombing to establish authorial legitimacy. Like Mailer, also Vonnegut discusses the reasons why he was writing this book and the difficulties he encounter remembering war experiences. When Vonnegut appears as
Pop Culture Sigmund Freud was a psychologist in the early 1900’s he invented with a theory known as the Oedipus Complex. The Oedipus Complex is when a child has a strong bond with one of there parents of the opposite gender, to the point that parent number two starts to be seen as a threat. Sigmund Freud’s Oedipus Complex is used in many movies, books and TV shows. An example of one of these movies is titled “Snow White a Tale of Terror” directed by Michael Cohn in this movie the Oedipus Complex is depicted in the fact that she has such a strong bond with her father, is jealous of her stepmother for taking his attention away from her, and that she has gone so far as to plot her stepmother 's death. Lily White’s mother dies when her parents carriage crashes.
Name: Gajol, Mylyn Marie A. Course and Section: SLP 1-1 Villareal, Jasmin Lizette R. Name of the Professor: Peggy Anne Movie Critique of “Awakenings” The Writer: Oliver Sacks, Steven Zaillian, Paul W. Shapiro The Director: Penny Marshall A skilled neurologist and writer, Oliver Sacks was best remarkably known for his book, ‘Awakenings’, written on 1972, which was made as adaptation to the movie starred by Robin Williams in 1990. The film, ‘Awakenings’ was based upon the memoir of Oliver Sacks and his life. Dr. Sacks recommended changing his name into a fictional character, Malcolm Sayer (Robin
“Jim Morrison | Biography & History.” AllMusic,www.allmusic.com/artist/jim-morrison-mn0000031022/biography. Holm-Hadulla, R M, and A Bertolino. “Creativity, Alcohol and Drug Abuse: the Pop Icon Jim Morrison.” Psychopathology., U.S. National Library of Medicine, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24051493. Itzkoff, Dave. “He Loved Her Madly, Now She 's Mad About Morrison 's Pardon.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 23 Dec. 2010, artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/23/he-loved-her-madly-now-shes-mad-about-morrisons-pardon/.
One of these works is “Legend of the Arabian Astrologer” included in “Tales of the Alhambra”. The subject of this legend affected on the works of several writers of other countries. Among them we can point out Alexander Pushkin, the great representative of the Russian literature. John C. Fiske in the book “The Soviet Controversy over Pushkin and Washington Irving” referring to the data, specially for the requested study collected by the student at the Russian Research Center at the Harvard University, stated that Alexander Pushkin wrote his fairy tale “The Golden Cockerel” / “Сказка о Золотом Петушке” under the influence of Irving [3,
Ju Hee Kim Mrs. Maxwell AP Literature 9 August 2015 Censorship? Technology? Or Both? In the scholarly article, Sam Weller: Ray Bradbury’s 180 on Fahrenheit 451, Sam Weller clarifies the controversial theme of censorship in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Sam Weller begins by introducing Ray Bradbury and his first prominent novel, Fahrenheit 451.
“The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.” (Bodhidharma) Spoken by a monk from the fifth century, the words are still true today as they were then. They are reflected in the novel The Great Gatsby, where the american dream during the 1920’s is under inspection. During the novel, Jay Gatsby is a millionaire who is in love with Daisy, a lover from long ago. The story depicts how the two meet again, and how it affects characters such as her husband, a car mechanic and his wife, and a famous golfer whose name is Jordan.
Jacqueline Le McLoskey IB English HL 1 14 November 2017 Symbolism in the Great Gatsby: In-class Essay What is a symbol? A symbol is an object or figure that represents a broader concept, like how the color red symbolizes anger or love. In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald writes about Jay Gatsby, a mysterious millionaire, from the limited perspective of Nick Carraway. As Fitzgerald unveils Gatsby’s secret past and story, he uses various examples of this illicit metaphor. From the green light to the weather, to the characters themselves, there is no doubt that symbolism is used to illustrate a more complex idea.
CONTENTS WHAT IS anthropomorphism? Talk about the origins / xenophiles etc… this is basic human nature," says Shax Riegler, an editor of House Beautiful magazine. She describes that anthoporphism is, to human beings, an instinctive thing. Indeed, in an article published by the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science, researchers from Harvard and the University of Chicago say the term “anthropomorphism” originated with the ancient Greek philosopher Xenophiles. Only now, around 25 centuries later, they contend, are psychologists beginning to study this idea—and its inverse, dehumanization—in earnest.
Aldous Huxley used this very technique in his cult novel Brave New World, where a postmodern London in 2540 used reproductive technology, sleep learning, psychological manipulation and classical conditioning to profoundly change society (Huxley). Brave New World was written in 1931 which is approximately thirty years after Pavlov’s classical conditioning experiments yet, this futuristic novel includes the highly controversial techniques developed by