Nick Riggle is the author of “High Five!” He is a writer and a philosopher. Riggle is an assistant professor in the department of philosophy at the University of San Diego. His work has appeared on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. In his article, he claims that being awesome is the desired achievement for many people and that it is the proclaimed antonym of “sucking”. He also mentions that a “high five” is a gesture of showing appreciation.
In “My confession”, Leo Tolstoy also discussed about this philosophical matter. In this essay, he mentions how he comes up with the question, how this question bothers him, how he is looking for an answer and what will he get at the end. According to one side of knowledge, Tolstoy answers the question, what the meaning of his life was, that, “ ... you are a temporal, accidental conglomeration of particles. The interrelation,
Searle is not only the Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor Emeritus of the Philosophy of Mind and Language at University of California Berkeley, he is also the author of one of my letters of recommendation for law school. While his Philosophy of Mind class helped to elucidate some of the most basic but prevalent questions with regard to how one is to acutely understand consciousness and the mind, it was Professor Searle’s Philosophy of Society class which fortified an appreciation for the power structure that is law and of the role of those who create, maintain, and enforce law. The concept of rights, rights being adhered to through obligations of duty by others, and the physical reality which can be affected through this respected process. As a philosophy major, I have the mind and training to tackle analytic problem-solving while also being able to appreciate the subtleties that separate one of these problems from the
For generations authors have been exploring the human consciousness, dissecting the psyche within their works. A particular area often explored is the one of identity. Identity is often believed to be the very core of a human being, and is crucial to bring purpose into one's life. So what happens when one loses sense of who they are? Or goes through an identity crisis?
Use evidence you have gathered from both passages “The Necklace” and “The Bet” to write an essay analyzing how dialogue in each passage functions to reveal aspects of the character. You should discuss more than one character from each passage. In “The Necklace and “The Bet” the author uses dialogue to reveal aspects of the character. The dialogue in “The Necklace and “The Bet” functions to reveal aspects of character by (demonstrating) their feeling and their character traits. First of all, in “The Necklace the author uses dialogue to reveal aspects of the character.
Whitehead (2000) takes readers on Lila Mae's journey trying to clear her name and through the process discover details on the founder of Intuitionism, James Fulton. To understand and grasp the behavior of Lila Mae, readers may want
Introduction Psychoanalysis is an appealing field for theoretical inquiry, and it is commonly argued that it is instrumental to the literature production and reception as well. In the previous two chapters, we have already given a general background of theories of identity crisis, mainly psychological theories, and its existences in postmodern literature. In this chapter, we will focus on how the major character in McEwan’s Atonement experiences identity crisis, relying on the social psychologist Erik Erikson’s theory. We will select some pertinent passages, and attempt to diagnose the character’s psychological conflicts displayed throughout the implicit and explicit characterization. By observing Briony’s character through Erikson’s perspectives, we will come across two of his eight stages; first, when Briony is at the age of thirteen, when a child enters the adolescent stage, the age of physical and
In the history of modern philosophy, a lot of philosophers have raised and discussed the question of when and how a society first came into place. The most important theory related to that was, “The Social Contract Theory” discussed by Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau and one of the major critiques against it was by David Hume in “Of the Original Contract”. In this paper, I will present Hume’s arguments against the social contract theory, how his views might apply to Locke’s, then Locke’s response to Hume’s argument and finally present my argument of why I agree with Hume. In “Of The Original Contract”, David Hume provides arguments as to why he believes that the social contract theory does not justify the establishment of a state. First, we will consider Locke’s view regarding the social contract to notice the differences between his view and that of Hume.
BOOK REVIEW: GOMBRICH - The Visual Image: its Place in Communication “The Image and the Eye: Further Studies in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation” was written by Ernst Gombrich, an art historian. A chapter in this book, “The Visual Image: its Place in Communication”, it provides an opportunity for him to discuss our visual era, specifically the importance of identifying the potentialities of an image in communication. He argues that we need to acknowledge the point that people interpret images differently. However, he suggests that understanding the potentialities of an image could make it possible for an image to communicate in a way that is shared. This would happen by learning about key features that some images contain.
Philosophical ideas of the numerous philosophers can sometimes overlap and eventually, provide the answers to one another. This paper focuses on such overlapping philosophical ideas of David Hume and Georg Hegel. Projection theory, imperfection of God, and building of personal identity are the examples that appeared in both of their philosophy. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how David Hume and Georg Hegel’s own philosophical ideas can reinforce one another and how Hegel’s idea of Geist can answer Hume’s “secret power”, creating constant conjunction. Several philosophical ideas overlap between Hume and Hegel; one of them is the theory of projection.