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    some countries. However, he spent most of his life in the Netherlands. Philosophy system that overturn the Western civilization are created by the Descartes in Netherlands. The basis of this philosophy is based on the principle to doubt everything to reach real information. Therefore, it is necessary to accept that all informations based on unrealiable basis. Doubt is the only thing that can not be suspected.

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    The mechanical philosophy of the Scientific Revolution was a contrasting philosophy of nature to Aristotelianism. This is due to the fact that mechanical philosophies held that nature acts like a machine rather than, as Aristotle believed, a living organism. However, mechanical philosophy did not wholly reject the ancient beliefs, due to the fact that seventeenth century philosophies were based off of an ancient mechanism. This ancient mechanism argued that there existed imperceptible particles

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    Descartes, substance dualism is the view that minds, which are essentially thinking and consist of mental substance, and bodies, which are necessarily extended and made of material substance, are ontologically separate entities. The material and mental have entirely different natures, so a mind cannot be equivalent to a body. Human beings, therefore, must be mixtures of the two substances. Substance dualists assert that, despite lacking properties in common, mind and body connect through the capacity of

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    The word Visual Arts in itself is a larger concept. Visual art is a modern but imprecise term for a broad category of art which includes a number of artistic disciplines from various subcategories of art like painting, photography, moving camera, sculptors etc, so it is impossible to define the meaning of the visual art in a simple context. This paper will deal with influence of Dante’s writing on the paintings of renaissance and the artist during that time. As Bryson mention that ‘Paintings is

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    Phineas Gage Case Study

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    The Return of Phineas Gage: Clues About the Brain from the Skull of a Famous Patient “On 13 September 1848, Phineas P. Gage, a 25-year-old construction foreman for the Rutland and Burlington Railroad in New England, became the victim of a bizarre incident.” (Damasio, Grabowski, Frank, Galaburda, & Damasio, 1994). Due to an unfortunate accident while working on the railroad, a tamping iron over 3 and a half feet long blasted through Phineas Gage’s cheek, frontal lobe and out the top of his skull

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    journal by Oschman and Pressman (2014), attempts to give support to the unconscious mind by proposing various methods to connect the unconscious mind as being a result of biological structures such as through the structure of the neurons that allows bidirectional transference of information, while incorporating concepts from quantum physics, to explain the fastness of information flow, resulting in the unconscious mind. The id, ego, and superego from Freud’s structure of personality were validated

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    Narcissus Ovid Analysis

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    Narcissus Forced to Face a Brutal Reality Was there ever a moment in your childhood when your dreams were shattered and you were forced to come to terms with a harsh reality of the world? In “Narcissus and Echo,” a section of Ovid's epic poem, Metamorphosis, Ovid details a particularly brutal coming-of-age narrative: that of Narcissus. Narcissus is a gorgeous-looking adolescent who attracts the love of men and women alike, but the love of all of his suitors is unrequited because Narcissus turns

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    A simple question “what is identity ?" would be the same question as “who are you ?" or, how people define who they are. When people discuss about their characteristics in the community, they often implied about the various factors such as culture, society and belief, which are related to consider the identity. Identity is a concept of people to show their perception, qualities, beliefs, and expressions, which raise the differences between self-identity or collective identity (such as social identity

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    taking this class has helped tremendously with many situations, such as stress, frustration and aggravation. Honestly, this class was not really my thing I wasn't too excited about it when I heard I was put into it but it does help with my peace of mind. I typically have certain goals or at least a purpose for taking a class like this but this one I didn't really have an actual reason to take it, it was something that I really thought would be completely useless too me but it's improved my mental

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    A big problem in our Modern Society today are the misconceptions and stereotypes that unfortunately has an enormous impact in a community. A stereotype is a generalization about a group of people, in which certain traits cling to all members, regardless of actual individual variation. Stereotypes create a misconception of how people are and how those individuals are in their social lives. Misconceptions are people’s point of view or opinions, they do not go based on facts. Every individual, young

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    “Simplicity, Simplicity, Simplicity”: Thoreau’s Way of Life In “The Bean Field” chapter of Walden, Henry David Thoreau retells how he tilled the soil to farm his beans. The first year, Thoreau describes how he plants “about two acres and a half of light and sandy soil” (46). In this soil Thoreau plants beans, potatoes, corn, peas, and turnips. Rising long before the “sun had got above the shrub-oaks” (132) Thoreau levels the haughty weeds barefoot in the dew soaked soil. On this soil, Thoreau abstains

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    researcher and the participants. Garcia and Quek (1997) stressed that researcher’s interpretations play a key role in this kind of study bringing “such subjectivity to the fore, backed with quality arguments rather than statistical exactness” Therefore, from all the above viewpoints, it is clear that interpretive methodology is a theoretical framework or perspective which is mainly based on the idea that the behaviour of social actors in social context can be understood by the meaning that social

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    Michael Szonyi’s book, Practicing Kinship: Lineage and Descent in the Late Imperial China, was hardly critiqued when knowledgeable Asian historians James L. Watson and Pamela Kyle Crossley reviewed his work. Both Watson and Crossley believe that Szonyi’s has a modern perspective and he presented an abundance of information to the reader. However, the reviewers analyzed and reported on different aspects of the book. Ultimately, Crossey’s review proved most insightful, while she provided a plethora

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    Despite the relative ease of a modern American’s life when compared literally any other point in history, there is a striking increase in anxiety over the past decade. In 1986, 14% of college freshmen reported anxious symptoms, but this past year it jumped to 41% (Denizet-Lewis). John Green, the author of Turtles All the Way Down, shares in this struggle and personally relates to the many young adults who suffer from this condition. This novel, despite many differences, holds a near autobiographical

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    Salvador Dali is the iconic Surrealist painter who became known worldwide both because his art and his eccentric and narcissistic personality. The man with a moustache, also photographer, filmmaker, sculptor, had a deep impact on contemporary art. His works left a mark on art history by his very personal and original way of combining painting techniques with meaningful or hidden symbols. 1. Persistence of Memory It is probably Dali’s most famous painting and a perfect example of artist’s creative

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    Consider the following situation: Assuming everyone you know will be taken care in all aspects of life, would you like A.) 1 billion dollars and be the most miserable person you know until die or B.) never get another cent but be the happiest person on the face of the earth? You know the answer to that question. So why do we put success before happiness? And don't say you don't. How many times have you googled easy ways to make money online? Tried to create your own business hoping to make it

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    Zombie bodies are human bodies-- with a catch of course… You see, the normal nervous system activity is deficient and very little motor control is visible. Zombies do not feel pain and they do not seem to suffer from much blood loss or the need for an appetite. As you can tell already, something unusual is occurring neurologically, metabolically, and biologically when the recently deceased become capable of rising from the dead and desire to kill humans by any means necessary. In a more psychological

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    The character I chose to write about is Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire. From the opening scene I was intrigued by her character and was compelled almost immediately to watching her story develop and to pay close attention to her erratic behavior. Five minutes into the film and you recognize Blanche displays a wide range of emotions, and those rather quickly. What was most fascinating to me was the lack of congruence Blanche possessed between her actual self and her ideal self, therefore

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    told to analyze data using automated reasoning as demonstrated with IBM’s WATSON? Reason is the power of the mind to think and understand in a logical way (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reason). If I accept this definition of reason, then it is possible for computers to “think.” However, I do not believe computers are capable of intentionality. Intentionality is the power of minds to be about, to represent, or to stand for, things, properties and states of affairs (http://plato.stanford

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    John Searle 1980(in Cooney, 2000), provides a thought experiment, commonly called the Chinese room argument (CRA), to show that computers, programmed to simulate human cognition, are incapable of understanding language. The CRA requires us to consider a scenario where Searle, who is illiterate in Chinese, finds himself locked in a room with a book containing Chinese characters. Additionally, he has a book containing a set of instructions written in English (which he understands), that allows him

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