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Dont take this
Dont take this
dont take this Psychological egoism is a reflex that every person has to orient themselves toward their own welfare. Through this, it follows that every one of his (or her) voluntary actions is some good to himself. If someone gives away the last piece of bread to someone else, it is because they want to look like a better person. Due to the fact that they would give away the last piece of bread. Human nature is completely and exclusively egoistic. People are entirely selfish and devoid of any g
David Duval
David Duval
David Duval Behind the Glasses: David Duval Chris Weymouth They tried to hide the huge needle, of course. He laid with his face planted hard into the sheets. His father and a nurse held him down by his shoulders and legs. The needle was pushed in just above his hip. He took it better than most boys his age. He clenched as it made its way through his skin. It stopped when it met his hipbone. The doctor had to ratchet it now, hard, to penetrate the bone. He clenched harder. The doctor now rocked t
The American Hippie
The American Hippie
The American Hippie The Role of the Hippie in American Culture American society and culture experienced an awakening during the 1960s as a result of the diverse civil rights, economic, and political issues it was faced with. At the center of this revolution was the American hippie, the most peculiar and highly influential figure of the time period. Hippies were vital to the American counterculture, fueling a movement to expand awareness and stretch accepted values. The hippies solutions to the
Disney's Effect On Society And Culture
Disney's Effect On Society And Culture
Disney\'s Effect On Society And Culture Team Rodent For nearly seven decades Corporate Disney has dazzled its audiences; generation after generation have been entertained through avenues ranging from movies to elaborate theme parks. While many find this massive establishment to be a significant part of American culture and welcome the Disney spirit with open arms, one man in particular looks past the hype and into his own theory of the Disney Corporation. Carl Hiaasen, a journalist for the Miami
Trials of Howard Roarke
Trials of Howard Roarke
Trials of Howard Roarke THE TRIALS OF HOWARD ROARK I. INTRODUCTION There are some literary beginnings so well-known as immediately to call to mind the books in which they appear: "Call me Ishmael";1 "It was the best of times. It was the worst of times";2 and, increasingly, "Howard Roark laughed."3 So begins the novel, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Published in 1943, The Fountainhead continues to sell 100,000 copies a year.4 For millions it provides the introduction to a philosophical/social move
The Fountainhead: Howard Roark and Objectivism
The Fountainhead: Howard Roark and Objectivism
The Fountainhead: Howard Roark and Objectivism In the novel The Fountianhead, Ayn Rand uses the main character, Howard Roark, to express her daringly original philosophy--Objectivism. Like Rousseau's "Natural Man" in The Social Contract, Ayn Rand presents Howard as a man, as man should be-- strong-willed, self-sufficient , self-confident, and self motivated. A man who, in spite of cruelty from an unaccepting society, fights to work and live as only he chooses to do so. Through the course of the
Oriental Art
Oriental Art
Oriental Art Oriental Art Oriental Art is very unique and interesting. It is based on life all around them, nature. In Hsuan-ho hua pu classifies paintings in ten groups: �h Taoist and Buddhist (tao shih) �h Human affairs (jen wu) �h Places and other buildings (kung shih) �h Foreign tribes (fan tsu) �h Dragons and fishes (lung yu) �h Landscapes (shan shui) �h Animals (chu shou) �h Flowers and birds (hua niao) �h Ink Bamboos (mo chu) �h Vegetables and fruits (su kuo) This reli
Taxation of e-commerce
Taxation of e-commerce
Taxation of e-commerce The Internet has created a world without borders. Consumers can purchase goods and services from around the world by going online and comparison shop for whatever they wish, be it a computer, a car, a book, and make their purchases, all tax-free, unless the vendor has a store in their state. The current tax system recognizes over 30,000 tax jurisdictions, within the 30,000 tax jurisdictions, there are more than 7,000 separate state and local tax rates that cover all goods
Oriental Art
Oriental Art
Oriental Art Oriental Art Oriental Art is very unique and interesting. It is based on life all around them, nature. In Hsuan-ho hua pu classifies paintings in ten groups: h Taoist and Buddhist (tao shih) h Human affairs (jen wu) h Places and other buildings (kung shih) h Foreign tribes (fan tsu) h Dragons and fishes (lung yu) h Landscapes (shan shui) h Animals (chu shou) h Flowers and birds (hua niao) h Ink Bamboos (mo chu) h Vegetables and fruits (su kuo) This religious art, including
The American Hippie
The American Hippie
The American Hippie The Role of the Hippie in American Culture American society and culture experienced an awakening during the 1960s as a result of the diverse civil rights, economic, and political issues it was faced with. At the center of this revolution was the American hippie, the most peculiar and highly influential figure of the time period. Hippies were vital to the American counterculture, fueling a movement to expand awareness and stretch accepted values. The hippies solutions to the
Civil Disobedience
Civil Disobedience
Civil Disobedience I heartily accept the motto, "That government is best which governs least"; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe--"That government is best which governs not at all"; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which the will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The
Howard Roark in The Fountainhead
Howard Roark in The Fountainhead
Howard Roark in The Fountainhead Ayn Rand\'s The Fountainhead presented an egoist character, Howard Roark, and portrayed him to what society needs, but unwilling to admit the necessitate. Roark\'s meaning of life differed from the others he associated with, which left him isolated toward them, but benefited his remarkable success in architecture. Passion, devotion, and hard work stranded Howard throughout his career even with the discouraging incidents brought to him by the devious characters, P
Psychological Egoism: Every Person Is Oriented Tow
Psychological Egoism: Every Person Is Oriented Tow
Psychological Egoism: Every Person Is Oriented Towards His (or Her) Ow Psychological Egoism: Every Person Is Oriented Towards His (or her) Own Welfare, and The Object of Every One of His Voluntary Actions Is Some Good To Himself Janan Savage Ethics Due 4/7/97 Psychological egoism is a reflex that every person has to orient themselves toward their own welfare. Through this, it follows that every one of his (or her) voluntary actions is some good to himself. If someone gives away the last piece of
Ayn Rand's 'The Fountainhead'
Ayn Rand's 'The Fountainhead'
Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead" Imagine power as a form of free flowing energy, a source found within every one and for each individual. Assume that to gain power, one has to tap this resevoir of immense proportions and relish upon the rich harvest to their hearts desires. Consequently, when there is such a dealing of concentrated materials, nature takes charge and similarly to other physical abstracts, rendering this package lethal, with the potential for untold destruction. In other words, power
Bible About Muhammad
Bible About Muhammad
Bible About Muhammad Chapter One : Christian Muslim Responses Debate on TV At the end of the debate - Christianity and Islam - which appeared on the SABC-TV program Cross Questions on Sunday 5th June 1983, the Chairman, Mr. Bill Chalmers commented: I think it can be said from this discussion that there is, at present, somewhat more accommodation on the Islamic side for the founder of Christianity than there is on the Christian side for the founder of Islam. What the significance of that is, we l
Trish Griffing
Trish Griffing
Trish Griffing AP English Oct. 5, 1998 A Tragic Character Objectivism, a philosophy on life created by Ayn Rand, states that man must live for his own sake, with the achievement of his own happiness as the highest moral purpose of his life. In her novels, Ayn Rand illustrates men at different levels of perfection according to her philosophy. Ayn Rands first novel, The Fountainhead, contains many excellent examples of men that are not ideal because they are not happy with themselves. The most
Http://www.painfulpleasures.com/piercing_history.h
Http://www.painfulpleasures.com/piercing_history.h
http://www.painfulpleasures.com/piercing_history.htmiercings Long before Christianity was divided into splinter groups, there was the old catholic Church. Each locality had a church, and each church had its bishop who superintended their spiritual life. All churches and all bishops stood on equal footing with one another. For they were all direct recipients of the Gospel of Jesus Christ from the Apostles. Each locality applied the Sacred Scriptures to their unique cultures. And from that effort,
What does the Bible say about Muhammad1
What does the Bible say about Muhammad1
What does the Bible say about Muhammad1 Chapter One : Christian Muslim Responses At the end of the debate - "Christianity and Islam" - which appeared on the SABC-TV program "Cross Questions" on Sunday 5th June 1983, the Chairman, Mr. Bill Chalmers commented: "I think it can be said from this discussion that there is, at present, somewhat more accommodation on the Islamic side for the founder of Christianity than there is on the Christian side for the founder of Islam. What the significance of th
Disneys Effect on Society and Culture
Disneys Effect on Society and Culture
Disneys Effect on Society and Culture For nearly seven decades Corporate Disney has dazzled its audiences; generation after generation have been entertained through avenues ranging from movies to elaborate theme parks. While many find this massive establishment to be a significant part of American culture and welcome the Disney spirit with open arms, one man in particular looks past the hype and into his own theory of the Disney Corporation. Carl Hiaasen, a journalist for the Miami Herald, paint
Neoplatonism
Neoplatonism
Neoplatonism The Neoplatonic Doctrine As defined by Funk and Wagnals, Neoplatonism is a type of idealistic monism in which the ultimate reality of the universe is held to be an infinite, unknowable, perfect One. From this one emanates nous (pure intelligence), whence in turn is derived the world soul, the creative activity of which engenders the lesser souls of human beings. The world soul is conceived as an image of the nous, even as the nous is an image of the One; both the nous and the world
Fun times
Fun times
fun times GOING HARD AFTER THE HOLY GOD (Philippians 3:2-16) Our theme for the week of prayer has been, "Going Hard after the Holy God." Last week we focused on the Holy God. Today we focus on "going hard." The phrase is adapted from A.W. Tozer, whose little book, The Pursuit of God, has a chapter entitled, "Following hard after God." Tozer wrote this book in 1948 but if anything it is more relevant today. After showing how Moses and David and Paul and all the great hymn writers were even thirst
A Fascist America: How Close Are We?
A Fascist America: How Close Are We?
A Fascist America: How Close Are We? The idea that America is turning fascist has been popular on the Left for as long as I can remember: in the 1960s, when antiwar radicals raged against the Machine, this kind of hyperbole dominated campus political discourse and even made its way into the mainstream. When the radical Weather Underground went into ultra-Left meltdown and began issuing incoherent communiques to an indifferent American public, they invariably signed off by declaring: Death to the
The Water of Jerusalem
The Water of Jerusalem
The Water of Jerusalem Since the earliest of times, water served as a primary consideration when deciding upon the location of a city. It was a very important part of life and everyone needed it. That why Jerusalem had to have water near it. Evan today the water is a necessary thing to live by. The Gihon spring served as the primary source of water for Biblical Jerusalem. From the fountainhead of the spring, a number of waterworks were built throughout the Judean period, to transport the Gihon w
Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead Essays Ayn Rand's The
Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead Essays Ayn Rand's The
Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead Essays Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead Essays Ayn Rand Fountainhead Essays
Fountainhead
Fountainhead
Fountainhead Fountainhead Book Report Roark and Keating Howard Roark and Peter Keating are two characters whose goals in life are similar, but the manner in which they go about achieving them differs greatly. Howard Roark, the protagonist of the story, is a man whose only passion is architecture and has wanted to be an architect since he was a boy. Peter Keating, the antagonist of the story representing everything Roark hates in society, is a follower in life and whose only prerogative is to get
Plato: Patriot Or Dissident
Plato: Patriot Or Dissident
Plato: Patriot Or Dissident Plato, the Greek philosopher is considered to be one of the greatest thinkers in history and is called by one scholar "the fountainhead through which all western thought flows." In his book The Republic he outlines what the perfect city-state would look like and how it would operate. Along his path of reason he makes no attempt to hide his disdain for other political systems. That includes democracy, a system he does not seem to agree with. In fact, from what I read,
The Fountainhead: Howard Roark and Objectivism
The Fountainhead: Howard Roark and Objectivism
The Fountainhead: Howard Roark and Objectivism The Fountainhead: Howard Roark and Objectivism In the novel The Fountianhead, Ayn Rand uses the main character, Howard Roark, to express her daringly original philosophy--Objectivism. Like Rousseau's "Natural Man" in The Social Contract, Ayn Rand presents Howard as a man, as man should be-- strong-willed, self-sufficient , self-confident, and self motivated. A man who, in spite of cruelty from an unaccepting society, fights to work and live as only
The Psychedelic Sixties
The Psychedelic Sixties
The Psychedelic Sixties \"Look what\'s happening out in the streets!\" What better line to epitomize the feeling of the Americans throughout the chaos and turmoil of one of the most memorable decades in United States history, than this quote in the Jefferson Airplane song \"Volunteers?\" The people of the time were utterly awestricken by the horrors they were being forced to endure, and they decided they would do the best they could to publicize their total disgust for the United States\' approa
fountainhead
fountainhead
fountainhead The courtroom verdict at the Courtlandt trial had an immense impact on the lives of each main character in The Fountainhead. The revolutionary Roark is acquitted of the felony of destroying a public building. This verdict shakes the world of the evil Toohey, ultimately destroying him. It means the psychological destruction of Gail Wynand, a hard working businessman and friend of Roark's. It also brings on the collapse of the spineless Peter Keating, and it is the last event that let
A HISTORIOGRAPHY OF
A HISTORIOGRAPHY OF
A HISTORIOGRAPHY OF The tales of the Arthurian legend are some of the most popular from medieval times, and the reason for this is primarily due to their fabulous nature. In them are the exploits of heroes and the machinations of villains, the workings of sorcerers and the existence of magical objects. They embody the noble themes of chivalry and sacrifice, as well as those of revenge and evil. Action, violence, and sex are all included, and as shall be seen, there are many religious connotation
The Metaethics of
The Metaethics of
The Metaethics of Ayn Rand and Objectivism Foundations of Ethics January 2001 Table of Contents 1. Introduction ........................................................ p. 3-5 Early Ayn Rand .......................................... p. 5- 6 Literary Period ............................................ p. 7-8 Philosophical Period .................................... p. 8- 9 2. Metaethics ......................................................... p.9-10 Existence as Primary ........................
The Fountainhead
The Fountainhead
The Fountainhead Imagine power as a form of free flowing energy, a source found within every one and for each individual. Assume that to gain power, one has to tap this resevoir of immense proportions and relish upon the rich harvest to their hearts desires. Consequently, when there is such a dealing of concentrated materials, nature takes charge and similarly to other physical abstracts, rendering this package lethal, with the potential for untold destruction. In other words, power in the wrong
A day in the life of athens
A day in the life of athens
A day in the life of athens Welcome to Athens, the marvel of Greece! The city which is the fountainhead of beauty, wisdom and knowledge. Even as your ship approaches the Athenian Harbor Piraeus, you can see the marble monuments of the Acropolis and the Shining golden edge of the spear, which belongs to the gigantic statue of the goddess Pallas Athene. This is one of the greatest works of the sculptor Phidias, and symbolizes both the power and justice of the "violet city" as Athenian women had vi
Civil Disobedience
Civil Disobedience
Civil Disobedience I heartily accept the motto, That government is best which governs least; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe--That government is best which governs not at all; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which the will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The obje
No title
No title
Flannery OConnors 4 Characteristics: OConnor In a culture milk-fed on fairy tales and happy endings, Flannery OConnors work is a brutal splash of reality. The purpose in her work was not to give false hope, but rather to shock the reader into examining the truth. Her stories are webs disguised in distinct but complex themes. Religious overtones, absurd situations, southern racial issues, and extreme amounts of mental, emotional, and physical violence are illustrated in many of her pieces. Th
Descartes and the existence of
Descartes and the existence of
Descartes and the existence of Upon cursory examination, one might assume that Rene Descartes is a non-believer in the existence of a heavenly being, a God that presides over humans and gives us faith. However, this is simply not the case  Descartes is simply trying to destroy all of the uncertainties that have come about by the attempted scientific explanations of such a supreme being. For Rene Descartes and all of the other believers in the world, the existence of God provides a convenient
Malory Western
Malory Western
Malory Western MajaM, Hour 1 4 Characteristics: O'Connor In a culture milk-fed on fairy tales and happy endings, Flannery O'Connor's work is a brutal splash of reality. The purpose in her work was not to give false hope, but rather to shock the reader into examining the truth. Her stories are webs disguised in distinct but complex themes. Religious overtones, absurd situations, southern racial issues, and extreme amounts of mental, emotional, and physical violence are illustrated in many of her
The Hippies
The Hippies
The Hippies American society and culture experienced an awakening during the 1960s as a result of the diverse civil rights, economic, and political issues it was faced with. At the center of this revolution was the American hippie, the most peculiar and highly influential figure of the time period. Hippies were vital to the American counterculture, fueling a movement to expand awareness and stretch accepted values. The hippies\' solutions to the problems of institutionalized American society wer
Bible About Muhammad
Bible About Muhammad
Bible About Muhammad Chapter One : Christian Muslim Responses Debate on TV At the end of the debate - "Christianity and Islam" - which appeared on the SABC-TV program "Cross Questions" on Sunday 5th June 1983, the Chairman, Mr. Bill Chalmers commented: "I think it can be said from this discussion that there is, at present, somewhat more accommodation on the Islamic side for the founder of Christianity than there is on the Christian side for the founder of Islam. What the significance of that is,
Pirandello
Pirandello
pirandello Varieties of consciousness in Pirandello\'s Henry IV Studies in the Literary Imagination, Fall 2001 by Fairchild, Terry Monsieur Berenger, the guileless hero of Eugene Ionesco\'s A Stroll in the Air, spies along the English waterside one afternoon a visitor from the anti-world. Unruffled by this unusual phenomenon, he considers the stranger\'s origins: There\'s not just one Anti-World. There are several and ... they can all coexist in the same space (47). Daughter Marthe realizes her
FountainHead
FountainHead
FountainHead The courtroom verdict at the Courtlandt trial had a huge impact on the lives of every main character in Fountainhead. It was here that the revolutionary, Roark, is acquitted of the felony of destroying a public building. This verdict shakes the world of the evil Toohey, ultimately destroying him. It means the psychological destruction of Gail Wynand, a hard working businessman and friend of Roark\'s. It also brings on the collapse of Peter Keating, a spineless, mama\'s-boy and fello
The Crucible3
The Crucible3
The Crucible3 ARTHUR MILLER: THE AUTHOR AND HIS TIMES In Salem, Massachusetts, a dozen teen-age girls and a black slave woman are caught dancing in the woods around a bubbling cauldron. Today, you wouldn\'t even use the word "caught." You might think these girls were strange, but you\'d hardly call the cops on them. But it\'s 1692, and Salem isn\'t just an ordinary small town; it\'s a religious community of the strictest kind. The people and their laws are as harsh as the Massachusetts winter. W
A Day in The Life of an Ancient Athenian
A Day in The Life of an Ancient Athenian
A Day in The Life of an Ancient Athenian jenn neff A day in the life of an ancient Athenian Welcome to Athens, the marvel of Greece! The city which is the fountainhead of beauty, wisdom and knowledge. Even as your ship approaches the Athenian harbor Piraeus, you can see the marble monuments of the Acropolis and the shining golden edge of the spear, which belongs to the gigantic statue of the goddess Pallas Athene. This is one of the greatest works of the sculptor Phidias, and symbolizes both the
Humanistic Application to Peter Keating and Howard
Humanistic Application to Peter Keating and Howard
Humanistic Application to Peter Keating and Howard Roark Real independence is a trait of mind. It is a commitment to one\'s own perception of reality as an absolute standard of thought and action. Why was this so hard for Peter Keating to distinguish between "Self" (what I am) and "Ideal Self" (what I wish I were)? It is evident that Peter Keating\'s incongruent self-concept is the result of Keatings\' beliefs that conditional love from others could only be obtained by distorting his experiences
Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand This essay will discuss the life and works of Ayn Rand. The woman who would become Ayn Rand was born Alice Rosenbaum on February 2, 1905. (Branden, Barbara pg.3 1986). She was born during the eleventh year of Nicholas II's reign in Russia.(Baker pg.1 1987). Rand's birth was just before a revolution in Russia, however this revolution was put down by her first year.(Branden, Barbara pg.3 1986). The Rosenbaum's lived quite comfortably under the czar.(Baker pg.1 1987). Beneath their large a
Things that Exist
Things that Exist
Things that Exist The existence of "things that exist" is not contigent upon whether or not their existence can be proven. Therefore the "proof" of the existence of the physical object is utterly disconnected from its potential impact on your perception or ability to perceive - leaving you with only your perception (and no proof) as a gauge of 'isness'. Our perception tells us "these things exist", but how do we know it's correct? As you've noted, we cannot. So we have that proof is a fantasy an
Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand This essay will discuss the life and works of Ayn Rand. The woman who would become Ayn Rand was born Alice Rosenbaum on February 2, 1905. (Branden, Barbara pg.3 1986). She was born during the eleventh year of Nicholas II\'s reign in Russia.(Baker pg.1 1987). Rand\'s birth was just before a revolution in Russia, however this revolution was put down by her first year.(Branden, Barbara pg.3 1986). The Rosenbaum\'s lived quite comfortably under the czar.(Baker pg.1 1987). Beneath their larg
To vote or not to vote
To vote or not to vote
to vote or not to vote To Vote or Not to Vote, Is That Really a Question? Are students properly informed in political areas? The question abounds while adults worry about weather students will vote for political views or weather they just agree with Bruce Springsteen. Astin says that "A democracy works only to the extent that the voter is well informed"(Astin 97). Astin believes that the only way to have a properly functioning democracy is to have informed voters. This is the question of the day
Philosophy
Philosophy
Philosophy 1 The following text was originally published in PROSPECTS: the quarterly review of education (Paris, UNESCO: International Bureau of Education), vol. 24, no. 1/2, 1994, p. 61-76. ©UNESCO: International Bureau of Education, 1999 This document may be reproduced free of charge as long as acknowledgement is made of the source. JOHN LOCKE (1632-1704) Richard Aldrich John Locke was a great educator on several counts. In an immediate sense he was himself a practitioner and publicist of goo
The Fountainhead: Howard Roark And Objectivism
The Fountainhead: Howard Roark And Objectivism
The Fountainhead: Howard Roark And Objectivism The Fountainhead: Howard Roark and Objectivism In the novel The Fountianhead, Ayn Rand uses the main character, Howard Roark, to express her daringly original philosophy--Objectivism. Like Rousseau\'s Natural Man in The Social Contract, Ayn Rand presents Howard as a man, as man should be-- strong-willed, self-sufficient , self-confident, and self motivated. A man who, in spite of cruelty from an unaccepting society, fights to work and live as only h