Emptiness Essays

  • Theme Of Symbolism In The Swimmer

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    In "The Swimmer" of John Cheever's, the main character named Neddy is a well- known and respected man. However, his neighbors complained about Neddy's hangover and these strange things that he does. Neddy's never cared about a negative thing around him because he doesn't feel like to take any social problems that will affect his current life anymore. He just wants to finish his journey. In the beginning, Neddy's first start of his journey he feels young and enthusiastic, and he greeted with joy with

  • Theme Of Loneliness In The Old Man And The Sea

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    In this essay, I would like to compare Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea with Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men because I believe they both dwell deeply on themes that concern us most as human beings. Isolation and loneliness is a constant theme in both novels, especially in Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. It is a feeling we can all relate to at some point of our lives. Whether we are rich or poor, a scientist or an artist, we all experience the kind of feeling where we feel utterly alone in the world.

  • Emptiness In Hasegawa Tohaku's 'White'

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    Reading Response # 3 When Kenya Hara writes about emptiness in his book White, he writes with a great respect towards it. Emptiness is full of limitless potential, and we as humans are naturally drawn to it. While emptiness is often associated with nothingness, Hara views it as indicating “kizen,” something likely to be filled in the future. When he describes Hasegawa Tohaku’s screen painting “Pine Trees,” the focus is on how the whiteness of the page paints the rest of the picture; By refusing to

  • Theme Of Emptiness In The Great Gatsby

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    ironies in their lives. In order to show this, Fitzgerald implements rhetoric and stylistic devices that show the emptiness of the characters throughout his novel that reinforces his theme that if materialism, not God, drives one, one’s dreams and hopes will eventually implode. To support his theme of emptiness, Fitzgerald facilitates ironic rhetoric to show the characters’ emptiness, weakness, and eventual destruction. In light of this, he writes “my father snobbishly suggested, and I snobbishly

  • Emptiness Charge In Kant's Moral Philosophy

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    he Emptiness Charge in Kant’s Moral Philosophy Introduction: The Emptiness Charge in Kant’s Moral Philosophy Chapter One: Kant’s Formalism and its Emptiness Charge 1.1 Hegel’s Empty Formalism Objection 1.1.1 The Context of Categorical Imperative 1.1.2 The Limited Interpretation of Hegel’s Emptiness Charge 1.1.3 The Systematic Interpretation of Emptiness Charge 1.2. Mill’s Utilitarianism Charge 1.2.1 Mill’s Utilitarianism 1.2.2 Mill’s Consequentialism Chapter Two: The Formalistic Expressions

  • Kant's Emptiness Charge Analysis

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    The Emptiness Charge in Kant’s Moral Philosophy Introduction: The Emptiness Charge in Kant’s Moral Philosophy Chapter One: The Formalistic Expressions in Kant’s Writings 1.1. The Groundwork of Metaphysics of Morals- The Equivalence Thesis 1.2. The Critique of Practical Reason- The Universal Will Chapter Two: Kant’s Formalism and Its Emptiness Charge 2.1. Hegel’s Empty Formalism Objection 2.1.1. A Restatement of Categorical Imperative 2.1.2. The Limited Interpretation of Hegel’s Emptiness Charge 2

  • Analysis Of An Insatiable Emptiness By Evelyn Lau

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    from current and past sufferers give us a clearer glimpse into the life of a person in pain. Evelyn Lau, a young woman who penned a provocative and informative article describing her childhood as it relates to her past. In her essay, "An Insatiable Emptiness," Lau describes how body issues brought on by her puberty caused an early self-hatred for her physical body that lead to awkwardness at home. It is safe to assume that if you 're living in today 's world, you 've self esteem problems. According to

  • Contradiction In Kant's Formulas Of Universal Law

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    She begins her discussion by categorizing the attempt to address the emptiness critique into three general categories, the Logical Contradiction Interpretation, the Teleological Contradiction Interpretation and the Practical Contradiction Interpretation. The Logical Contradiction is logically inconceivable that one will the

  • Moral Philosophy: Crusius And Kant

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    requires us to act in ways that are justifiable to others. CI2 is a principle requiring humanity in oneself and others to be treated as an end in itself, which would be the Kant’s intention of moral content to refute the emptiness

  • Kant's Categorical Imperative

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    Introduction: Kant’s Categorical Imperative and the Emptiness Charge in Kant’s Moral Philosophy Immanuel Kant’s moral philosophy is mostly remembered for its central thesis, the Categorical Imperative (CI). According to Kant, rational beings experience the moral law as a Categorical Imperative. The Categorical Imperative commands universally and unconditionally, from which all duties are derived. Kant articulates the Categorical Imperative through several formulations. The most prominent formulations

  • What Is Buddha's Argument Against Svabha

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    substantialism and nominalism, finding a path between the two. Crucial to his method is the Buddha 's theory of pratītyasamutpāda, or dependent arising. From this foundation, Nāgārjuna argues against svabhāva (essence) and for the notion of sūnyatā (emptiness). He contends that things do not exist in and of themselves, independently; rather, everything is “empty” of essence. In developing this concept, Nāgārjuna probes the limits of expressibility and thought. He argues that the nature of reality is ultimately

  • Heidi Yardley Ritual Analysis

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    they have finished looking at it, due to the subtly ominous undertones. The artwork utilises the elements of colour, shape, space and light working together in tandem to present the viewer with an overwhelming sense of emptiness and a crushing feeling of closeness to that emptiness as the woman in the painting almost falls out of frame into the viewer’s world. This artwork presents itself at an unintimidating 55.0 x 50.0 cm; however it sparks a sense of urgency within the viewer, demanding they pay

  • Kant's View Of Dignity And Non-Voluntary

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    distinctive characteristics to the world and establish their dignity which is worthy of respect and hence not merely formalism. Conclusion: Summary In this chapter, I have presented a resolution of the problems arising from the versions of the emptiness charge mostly by reconsidering them in a non-formal sense.

  • Kant's Theoretical Analysis

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    that Kant thinks that the moral conduct of each person is committed to this formalistic moral law, the universal law formula (CI1) is a principle that says to universalize all our actions. In this thesis, I mainly address issues related to the emptiness charge, we must lay aside entirely the consideration whether the Kantian discussions on concepts of formal are fighting for the right or for the wrong side, for the true or for the false. This is actually a very important point for my line of argument

  • Orson Welles Citizen Kane: The Great American Dream

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    reflection in the mirrors when Susan leaves him. this imitates the character’s own loneliness and emptiness despite being the prime example of an individual who has successfully achieved the Great American Dream. This visually symbolises the trap in the flawed ethos of the dream. By doing so, he positions the audience to understand how economic fortunes eventually does not provide happiness. Furthermore, the emptiness and delusion in Kane’s private life is evident through the non-sequential flashbacks portray

  • Mansion In The Great Gatsby Essay

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    Jay Gatsby’s elaborate mansion in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby symbolizes the theme that the upper class is permanently afflicted with emotional emptiness. Fitzgerald uses the mansion’s exterior, interior, and atmosphere to reflect how the upper class expresses their importance, their obsession with material wealth, and their empty and unsatisfied feelings. The beginning of Nick, Jordan, Daisy, and Tom’s interactions with Gatsby results from his impressive mansion and the parties that occur

  • August 2026 Vs Pedestrian

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    Two of his short stories, August 2026 and The Pedestrian, depict different futuristic worlds, both of which suggest a looming feeling that something has gone wrong. The differences in the narration of the two stories help to contrast the theme of emptiness in August 2026 and the theme of isolation in The Pedestrian. The tones of each story emphasize the atrocities of the damaged societies the stories are set in. As the stories progress, the detailed imagery expresses the flaws of these societies. The

  • Analysis Of Robert Plack's An Echo Sonnet

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    Death is the ultimate unknown, will it bring sorrow or a feeling of fulfillment? This quandary of humanity is explored thoroughly in the poem “An Echo Sonnet” by Robert Plack. It details a speaker conflicted about his interest to continue living, since both options present a mystery in what they will bring to him. This internal dilemma is constructed through multiple literary devices that function to connect emotions of despair to the poem’s focus.. Specifically, the poem’s _________, ________,

  • Mansion In The Great Gatsby

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    sudden emptiness [seems] to flow from the windows and the great doors, endowing [in] complete isolation the figure of [Gatsby]” (Fitzgerald, 60). The picture of one man inside of this mansion of a thousand rooms highlights the loneliness and isolation that Gatsby is surrounded by. Due to his prominent isolation Gatsby is unable to form close bonds and relationships with the people around him, which leads to his intense and lurking emotional emptiness. Gatsby’s lurking emotional emptiness contributes

  • Augustine Of Hippo Analysis

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    concupiscences.” Immediately, Augustine felt an utter salvation overcome him; “it was as though a light of utter confidence shone in all my heart, and all the darkness of uncertainty vanished away” (62). Finally, after years of spiritual plague and emptiness, Augustine had found something to make him truly