The Lesson Of Claude Monet

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The Lesson: Philosophy and Philosophers; the Focus: the World. Philosophy is the love for wisdom, the fruit of rational thinking, and an attempt in understanding the theoretical structure of the fundamentals behind the world around us. Philosophers are those who live out Philosophy—they reason, skepticize, and criticize the “facts”, the “norms”, and the “beliefs” imposed on them. Because of this and their attempts to educate people on broadening their horizons and seeing the bigger picture, they are shunned, ridiculed, and crucified. Most were simply not ready, and too bigoted to accept any enlightenment except the one that society has already established in their minds. Conformity was key, and iconoclastic declarations were frowned upon. Though this world may have come a long way since the Ancient, Medieval, and the Renaissance periods, have accepted many of the teachings of philosophers, and loosened the constraints on their tolerance for diverse claims; it remains to be enslaved by the shackles of society and its constructs.
The persecution and neglect of Philosophy and philosophers are similar to the portrayal of Claude Monet in Lisel Mueller’s poem, Monet Refuses the Operation. The response to philosophical claims is also akin to the response to impressionism.
Impressionism began with Claude Monet and his peers. Claude Monet was a painter whose unique style sought to render transient play on a variety of objects by splitting light into its constituent colors. Simply
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