Pascal believes that the human condition is meant to be uncertain and this view is due to the fact that humans have hope to find the unknown. While Voltaire still has a pessimistic view of the human condition, he believes that there is a form of hope that is needed to lead the human condition to a content life, but a life that cannot be fully happy. Voltaire believes that the human condition is guided by the hope that one will find love while the philosopher Pascal believes that people choose to follow their hearts.
0 Jean Gremillon, the composer Film critics and historians have long thought of Jean Gremillon as one of the most musical filmmakers. They have emphasized Gremillon 's distinctive use of music and the meticously constructed soundtrack of some of his films. They have also stressed the fact that Gremillon was a musician before becoming a film director. Born in 1901, Bayeux of Normandy, Gremillon came up to Paris in 1920 and studied composition at the Schola Cantorum. His first contact with films came when he played the violin in a small orchstra that accampanied silent pictures.
The latter novel is commonly reviewed by scholars as a relatively biographical review. Fyodor toiled with gambling throughout his life, the most sufferable period occuring after his mother’s death. The story is centered around Aleksey and his negatively correlating involvement in gambling alongside his Christianity and faith, of which parallels Dostoevsky’s own troubles and conflicts in remaining faithful and resisting gambling (Dostoevsky: The Miraculous Years ). Additionally, Suslova, one of Dostoevsky’s lovers, provided inspiration for many characters in his books. Her depictions are thought to be found in Polina in The Gambler, Donia in Crime and Punishment, and Nastassya in The Idiot (Drey).
In Herzog he succeeds because his central character is so much, so familiarly, the prey of the absurdities against which he wrestles. From the beginning of the novel, Bellow emphasizes the dichotomy between body and spirit, and between reason and emotion. Herzog is Bellow’s most successful attempt to synthesize idea and personal reality, since its protagonist’s struggle is definitely a struggle for synthesis, for order,
In my religion Chukwu is a loving father and need not be feared by those who do his will” (Achebe 110). The ideas on how the people look up to their gods differ greatly. Christians believe that he is loving and merciful. The Igbo people believe that they should fear the gods. Although they both share the same basic concepts of their god, they differ in the idea of multiple gods and how they should feel about their primary
This is a consequence of the new Christian philosophy that love transcends the material value of the person and instead treasures their inherent worth. At this point, Scheler concludes that he has found the reason Nietzsche confuses Christian love with altruism. The function of Christian love is to help other people in need, while altruism negates the value of the other person. While the main function of altruism is to fix the needs of the person in a lower position than that of the helper, Scheler says that Christian love does not consist in merely meeting the needs of the person but is directed at the person themselves. The philosophy of Christian love that Scheler constructs is that this love is a striving from the lower to the higher.
Mircea Eliade – a Romanian-born historian of religions, phenomenologist of religion; author of novels, novellas, and short stories – was one of the most influential scholars of religion of the 20th century and one of the world’s foremost interpreters of religious symbolism and myth. In the 1930s he became an influential literary figure in Romania, especially after publication of his hugely successful novel Maitreyi (1933; Bengal Nights). During World War II, Eliade served as cultural attaché with the Royal Legation of Romania in London (1940) and in Lisbon (1941–45). An extremely prolific writer, Eliade spoke of his “dual vocation” as a fiction writer and scholar. He viewed his literary and scholarly concerns as autonomous but complementary and as necessary for his spiritual equilibrium and artistic creativity.
• He was out of cast with different cogitators of his circumstances. • His empiric work is amusing, and his hypothetical work was profoundly excessively summed up. • His commitment is just barely sociological. • He made no true commitments to humanism. • He roughly saw society in limit of the workings of the human fuse.
I still experience momentary negative thoughts about myself sometimes, but rather than let it take hold of me, I assess the situation to identify the cause of the feeling, and I banish them from my thoughts. Self-love takes perseverance. There is this nagging little voice that’s always telling you of your inadequacies; you must not listen to it. Get a hold of yourself and impress positivity on your consciousness. The journey is not a smooth ride, it really is bumpy.
Descartes argues for skepticism in his Meditations, but I don’t think it is successful because it seems rational to conclude that although Descartes’ arguments are strong and logical, they aren’t sturdy enough to produce the necessary level of doubt. I believe that individuals can believe in their senses if we practice caution, that individuals can distinguish between a dream and reality, and that Descartes’ skepticism undermines itself. Exposition The First Meditation begins with the meditator, Rene Descartes, considering the amount of untrue beliefs throughout his life and the incorrect body of knowledge that followed. As a result, he is determined to remove all that he thinks he knows and is resolved to rebuild his body of knowledge on a more certain foundation. He proceeds by sitting alone near a fire so that he could carefully inspect his previous opinions.