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Learned Helplessness and Grendel
Learned Helplessness and Grendel
Learned Helplessness and Grendel Marc Tiskewicz Mr. Prosser English 3 19 November 1998 John Gardner constructs an all to familiar story in his novel Grendel. Not that the stories of Dragons are part of our everyday existence, but rather the experiences parallel to those of Grendel. These experiences Gardner constructs seem to follow the pattern of the psychological condition of learned helplessness. Grendels overwhelming accumulation of failures cause this condition. The primary supporting com
Define a Concept Astrology
Define a Concept Astrology
Define a Concept: Astrology Susie Smith 3/25/98 Astrology is one of those subjects thay is easy to learn, but can take a lifetime to master. Most people are familiar with the most basic aspect of Astrology, their Star Sign, and can usually name at least one common trait of their Sign. Star Signs are made popular in newspapers, magazines, and other media. Many people think that Star Signs are all there is to Astrology, but there is a lot more to Astrology than the Suns position alone. Astrology
Philosophy
Philosophy
Philosophy Nicholas Barker Philosophy March 25, 1999 One question that arouses us as humans is why are we here? When trying to answer this question, we have only come up with more questions. One of which, to what extent are you the product of your own conditioning? Basically meaning what choices we are able to make. As long as we are able to determine what is morally right and morally wrong, we can be held accountable for our actions. Of course there are exceptions to this, (like most rules) one
MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT
MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT
MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT MIDTERM THOMAS HOBBES: The Leviathan -life is simply the motions of the organism and the man is by nature a selfishly individualistic animal at constant war with all other men. -In a state of nature, men are equal in their self seeking and live out lives which are nasty,solitary, brutish, and short -Fear of violent death is the principle motive which causes men to create a state by contracting to surrender their natural rights and to submit to the absolute authority of
The Price of Universals
The Price of Universals
The Price of Universals Skot Crass Metaphysics In H.H. Price's work Universals and Resemblances he gives us two possible approaches to the ontological problem of universals: the Philosophy of Universals and the Philosophy of resemblances, both of which I shall approach shortly. However, it seems interesting that Price has neglected Plato's doctrine of universalia ante rem due to the thought that no one is willing to accept the idea of Plato's transcendental realm of forms. Additionally he has ma
Violence in Our Schools
Violence in Our Schools
Violence in Our Schools Philosophy 102 Essay One 7/26/99 Andrew Jakubowitch The problem of violence in schools, like the related problem of violence in society, has become one of the most pressing educational issues in the United States. Public outcry for the need to rectify violence in schools has turned many heads. The increase in the number of violent incidences has led to many strategies for ensuring the safety of children in school(Teacher Talk). However, many proposed solutions to this pro
IRAN CONTRA AFFAIR
IRAN CONTRA AFFAIR
IRAN CONTRA AFFAIR By Ryan J. Travis The Iran -Contra scandal, involving the illegal sale of weapons to terrorists in Iran, the funds for which were used to support the right wing Contras in Nicaragua fighting the leftist Sandinista regime, was a gross violation of U.S. and international law by President Ronald Reagan and military personnel within the United States government. In 1979 Anastasio Somoza, the dictator of Nicaragua, fled the country and in doing so purloined approximately one half
Brave New World Religion
Brave New World Religion
Brave New World: Religion English The Basis of Religion Thesis: Man's need for answers to questions that cannot be solved through known applications of science and technology has resulted in the widespread belief in religion. I. Purpose Elimination of stress Addiction to soma 1. Rioting addicts 2. Religious fanatics II Characteristics Rituals Sacrifices Offerings B. Gods Interpreters Pope Dali Lama Mustapha Mond D. Writings III. Function Explaining unknown Philosophy Supernatural Providing aid S
The Errs of Dworkin
The Errs of Dworkin
The Errs of Dworkin Philosophy - Preferential Treatment For many years, preferential treatment has been used to try to make up for past wrong-doings to minorities. There have been many cases tried over racial discrimination, with verdicts of both innocent and guilty. Ronald Dworkin attempts to argue that preferential treatment is socially useful and at the same time does not violate people's rights. This is wrong for many reasons; here I shall illustrate how preferential treatment hinders racial
Corporate Vision
Corporate Vision
Corporate Vision Table of Contents Corporate Overview Principles Dual Franchise In Financial Management Private Client-Asset Management Corporate and Institutional Client Group Facts at a Glance 1st Quarter 1997 Results End of 1st Quarter 1997 Corporate Overview Merrill Lynch & Co., Incorporated is a Delaware based holding company formed in 1973. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, Merrill Lynch provides to its clients a range of financial services such as investments, financing, an
Tennesse Williams
Tennesse Williams
Tennesse Williams The playwright, Tennessee Williams, allows the main characters in the plays A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie to live miserable lives which they try to deny and later change. The downfall and denial of the Southern gentlewoman is a common theme in both plays. The characters, Blanche from A.S.N.D. and Amanda from T.G.M., are prime examples of this concept. Both Blanche and Amanda have had many struggles in their lives and go through even more through out the rest
Women Firefighters a Burning Issue
Women Firefighters a Burning Issue
Women Firefighters, a Burning Issue After a fire has started or an accident has occurred, education, prevention, and engineering have already failed. At this stage it is now time to look for the firefighter to minimize further damage and save lives. Americans are careless about fire as a personal threat. Many people believe that fire only happens to the other guy, and that the fire department will take care of it. (Cote 1-11) This same false sense of safety has led society to allow the physica
Pitiful Happy Loman of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman Death Sales
Pitiful Happy Loman of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman Death Sales
Pitiful Happy Loman of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman Death Salesman essays The Pitiful Happy Loman of Death of a Salesman ����� In Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, Happy Loman is distinguished by his exorbitant insecurity.� He constantly relies on other people's opinions to make his own decisions.� His degrading attitude towards women makes him an immature man.� The reason his is so insecure is because of the example that is set by his father, Willy. � �����
Absolute
Absolute
Absolute An elephant was brought to a group of blind men who had never encountered such an animal before. One felt a leg and reported that an elephant is a great living pillar. Another felt the trunk and reported that an elephant is a great snake. Another felt a tusk and reported that an elephant is like a sharp ploughshare. And so on. And then they all quarreled together, each claiming that his own account was the truth and therefore all the others false (traditional parable). None of the accou
Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece During the Greek Golden Age, art and philosophy expressed hellenic weltanschauung , their unique outlook on the world and way of life. Through the works of artists, playwrights, and philosophers, one can see both sides of the conflicted systems of the world, such as; good vs. evil, order vs. chaos, stability vs. flux, relativism vs. absolutism and balance and harmony. The Greeks were materialists. They adopted the philosophical doctrine which says that physical matter is the only
Ancient Philosophy
Ancient Philosophy
Ancient Philosophy As Aristotle viewed the world around him, he observed that things are moving and changing in certain ways. Aristotle discovered that certain things cause other things, which in turn cause something else. Aristotle believed that an infinite chain of causation was not possible, thus, a prime mover of some kind must exist as the first cause of everything that changes or moves. The first evidence that Aristotle viewed was the world around him. He observed that everything is in mot
Anglo-Saxon Belief In Fate And Christianity
Anglo-Saxon Belief In Fate And Christianity
Anglo-Saxon Belief In Fate And Christianity The Unity of the Unknown and the Eternal Security: The Anglo-Saxon Belief in Christianity and Fate Imagine a life in which one is simply a pawn at the hands of a mysterious higher force stumbling and meandering through life's tribulations. Until Pope Gregory the Great was sent to spread Christianity throughout England, the Anglo- Saxons believed solely in this passive, victimizing philosophy. These pagans still clung to much of their heathen culture af
Atlantis
Atlantis
Atlantis Francis Bacon was the founder of the modern scientific method. The focus on the new scientific method is on orderly experimentation. For Bacon, experiments that produce results are important. Bacon pointed out the need for clear and accurate thinking, showing that any mastery of the world in which man lives was dependent upon careful understanding. This understanding is based solely on the facts of this world and not as the ancients held it in ancient philosophy. This new modern science
Atticus Finch - To Kill A Mockingbird
Atticus Finch - To Kill A Mockingbird
Atticus Finch - To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus Finch represents the rational man in a world of highly emotional people. Atticus is a stable and mature figure who is able to cope with the unreasonable and highly emotional element of the town. He can handle the prejudiced white masses and still deal justly with the underprivileged Negro population. He is one of the few people of the town who understands the individual worth of a person regardless of the color of skin. He is able to defend Tom Robin
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
Barry Sanders
Barry Sanders
Barry Sanders My article that I choice was about one of the most interesting sports player’s of our time. Barry Sanders arguably the best back ever to play the game of football. Barry is not one of those players who is just out there to make money, no he loves the game and is always trying his hardest when he is out there. In my paper there is allot interest information about Barry that not every one knows about him. Barry Sanders was born July 16th, 1968 in Wichita, Kansas. He grew up in a fa
Beat Poets
Beat Poets
Beat Poets The Beat Movement in modern literature has become an important period in the history of literature and society in America. Incorporating influences such as jazz, art, literature, philosophy and religion, the beat writers created a new and prophetic vision of modern life and changed the way a generation of people sees the world. That generation is mow aging and its representative voices are becoming lost to eternity, but the message is alive and well. The Beats have forever altered the
Biography of Plotinus
Biography of Plotinus
Biography of Plotinus Plotinus was born in Upper Egypt, more specifically in Lycopolis in 204 CE. When he was twenty-eight he moved to Alexandria to study philosophy. While in Alexandria, he was tremendously influenced by Plato and Aristotle and therefore studied their works immensely. Subsequent to working under Ammonius for approximately ten years, he joined the Emperor Gordian’s campaign against the Parthians (Persians) in 243 AD. He joined the campaign, partly because he was somewhat intri
Birth Control
Birth Control
Birth Control The practice of birth control prevents conception, thus limiting reproduction. The term birth control, coined by Margaret SANGER in 1914, usually refers specifically to methods of contraception, including STERILIZATION. The terms family planning and planned parenthood have a broader application. METHODS OF BIRTH CONTROL Attempts to control fertility have been going on for thousands of years. References to preventing conception are found in the writings of priests, philosophers, and
Baseball Paper
Baseball Paper
Baseball Paper From the sandlot to stadiums seating over fifty thousand people, the game of baseball has provided people of all ages with a common foundation; a sport we can all call our national pastime. Though its concept sounds simple, a game using a ball and a bat, millions of people all over the world have sought involvement in it by either playing at some level, or just sitting back and watching a game. With professional baseball attracting more and more fans each season, no one knows what
Business Paradigm
Business Paradigm
Business Paradigm Key Point 1: How does Corporate Restructuring affect our Society? In the early 1990’s, corporate restructuring was being reported in newspapers and magazines almost daily. In 1995 alone, domestic mergers totaled more than $450 Billion. In just the first week of the second quarter of 1996, merger activity totaled $28.3 Billion. To name a couple of corporations that were involved were Bell Telephone systems and AT T. Pros and cons come from such large mergers and acquisitions.
Carl Gustav Jung
Carl Gustav Jung
Carl Gustav Jung Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and founder of the school of analytical psychology. He proposed and developed the concepts of the extroverted and introverted personality, archetypes, and the collective unconscious. The issues that he dealt with arose from his personal experiences. For many years Jung felt as if he had two separate personalities. One introverted while the other was extroverted. This interplay results in his study of integration and wholeness. His work h
Carl Orffs Philosophies In Music Education
Carl Orffs Philosophies In Music Education
Carl Orffs Philosophies In Music Education While Carl Orff is a very seminal composer of the 20th century, his greatest success and influence has been in the field of Music Education. Born on July 10th in Munich, Germany in 1895, Orff refused to speak about his past almost as if he were ashamed of it. What we do know, however, is that Orff came from a Bavarian family who was very active in the German military. His father's regiment band would often play through some of the young Orff's first att
Catcher In The Rye
Catcher In The Rye
Catcher In The Rye Holden and His Phony Family The protagonist, Holden Caulfield, interacts with many people throughout J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye, but probably none have as much impact on him as certain members of his immediate family. The ways Holden acts around or reacts to the various members of his family give the reader a direct view of Holden’s philosophy surrounding each member. How do Holden’s different opinions of his family compare and do his views constitute e
Chinese Culture
Chinese Culture
Chinese Culture Throughout China's encased history it has developed much differently than western parts of the world. Chinese culture varies greatly compared to ours. These great differences between eastern culture and western culture make China a very interesting place. Some of the vast differences include literature, social structure, and government. The greatest difference is Chinese philosophy and way of thinking. China has developed a strict system of tradition that has given China great ad
Contrasting the Cherokees and the Aztecs
Contrasting the Cherokees and the Aztecs
Contrasting the Cherokees and the Aztecs The Cherokees and the Aztecs were very different people in many ways not only in location but also in ways of living. The Cherokees were southwestern woodland farmers. The Aztecs were also farmers in mesoamerica like the Mayans. The Cherokee lived in a very different climate than the Aztecs and because of the difference they had different crops and food. Crafts The Cherokees made bows and arrows. They also made many different kinds of baskets and pottery.
Death in a slaughterhouse
Death in a slaughterhouse
Death in a slaughterhouse From Ancient Greek playwright, Euripides, ( To die is a debt we must all of us discharge (Fitzhenry 122)) to renowned Nineteenth Century poet, Emily Dickinson, ( Because I could not stop for Death/ He kindly stopped for me -/ The carriage held but just ourselves/ And Immortality (Fitzhenry 126)) the concept of death, reincarnation, rebirth, and mourning have been brooded over time and time again. And with no definite answers to life's most puzzling question of death bei
Drug Debate
Drug Debate
Drug Debate Drugs Debate Junk yields a basic formula of evil virus: *The Algebra of Need*. The face of evil is always the face of total need. A dope fiend is a man in total need of dope. Beyond a certain frequency need knows absolutely no limit or control. In the words of total need: *Wouldn't you*? Yes you would. You would lie, cheat, inform on your friends, steal, do *anything* to satisfy total need. Because you would be in a state of total sickness, total possession, and not in a position to
Emersons Philosofy
Emersons Philosofy
Emersons Philosofy Ralph Waldo Emerson, nineteenth century poet and writer, expresses a philosophy of life, based on our inner self and the presence of the soul. Emerson regarded and learned from the great minds of the past, he says repeatedly that each person should live according to his own thinking. I will try to explain Emerson’s philosophy, according to what I think he is the central theme in all his works. “Do not seek answers outside yourself” This is the main idea of Waldo’s phil
Essay on Thomas Paine
Essay on Thomas Paine
Essay on Thomas Paine “Common Sense” was written by Thomas Paine in 1776 after he quickly sided with the colonists in their controversy with Britain. The pamphlet delves into the understanding of the difference between society and government. Paine is considered to be one of the founding fathers of America, having a large impact on the American Revolution. His work also included writings about Deism and the French Revolution. Common Sense focuses mainly on the distinctions between society an
Excellence in Education
Excellence in Education
Excellence in Education The concept of excellence in education is one that, on the surface, seems to be unquestionable. After all, who would not accede that students within our schools should, in fact, excel? Certainly teachers, parents, and administrators can agree on excellence as an aim to shoot for. The interpretation of the term excellence is, however, less obvious. How do we regard excellence? Is it the college bound student with a broad liberal arts education? Is it the student who gradua
Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Francis Bacon was the founder of the modern scientific method. The focus on the new scientific method is on orderly experimentation. For Bacon, experiments that produce results are important. Bacon pointed out the need for clear and accurate thinking, showing that any mastery of the world in which man lives was dependent upon careful understanding. This understanding is based solely yyon the facts of this world and not as the ancients held it in ancient philosophy. This new modern
France
France
France France is a nation focused on culture. It is in many ways the cultural capital of the world (Lect.Notes #7 Sp.99). France has always been an inspiration for many artists. Due to its strong culture and other moral factors, France is a country afraid of change and its education system is subject to this fear (Whitney 4). In France today, the education system is very similar to what it has been in the past. As other nations take steps to reform and improve their educational facilities France
Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright These ideas proposed by Wright represent a half century of ingenuity and unrivaled creativity. Wright was unquestionably a architectural genius and was years ahead of his time. The biggest obstacle which held Wright back throughout his career was the lack of technogaly that was present during his time. As a architect, Wright accomplished more that any other in history, with the possible exception of DaVincci or Michangelo. His philosophy of Organic Architecture showed the worl
Freud and Marx
Freud and Marx
Freud and Marx Freud and Marx it can be argued were both, as individuals, dissatisfied with their societies. Marx more plainly than Freud, but Freud can also be seen as discontent in certain aspects such as his cynical view of human nature. Each were great thinkers and philosophers, but both seemed unhappy. Perhaps the social ills and trouble each perceived in the world about them were only the reflections of what each of the thinkers held within themselves. Each person observes the same world,
Greek Literature
Greek Literature
Greek Literature Greek Literature GREEK LITERATURE. The great British philosopher-mathematician Alfred North Whitehead once commented that all philosophy is but a footnote to Plato . A similar point can be made regarding Greek literature as a whole. Over a period of more than ten centuries, the ancient Greeks created a literature of such brilliance that it has rarely been equaled and never surpassed. In poetry, tragedy, comedy, and history, Greek writers created masterpieces that have inspired,
Handling The Great Depression
Handling The Great Depression
Handling The Great Depression Handling the Great Depression Hoover and Roosevelt had very different ideas on how the Depression should be handled. This was almost entirely a result of two important differences in their schemas; Hoover was a Republican and considered conservative, and had basically worked his way through life, while Roosevelt was not only a Democrat, he had basically been born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth. Roosevelt was considered a liberal. As one can easily see
Hard Times
Hard Times
Hard Times Utilitarianism Quadruped. Graminivorous. Forty teeth, namely twenty-four grinders, four eye-teeth, and twelve incisive. Sheds coat in spring...... A perfect example of a product of utilitarian education, Bitzer defines a horse off the top of his head in a split second. Utilitarianism is the assumption that human beings act in a way that highlights their own self interest. It is based on factuality and leaves little room for imagination. Dickens provides three vivid examples of this ut
Health Care
Health Care
Health Care America has a highly developed health care system, which is available to all people. Although it can be very complex and frustrating at times it has come a long way from the health care organizations of yesterday. Previously most health care facilities were a place where the sick were housed and cared for until death. Physicians rarely practiced in hospitals and only those who were fortunate could afford proper care at home or in private clinics. Today the level of health care has ex
Hippocratic Medicine
Hippocratic Medicine
Hippocratic Medicine Introduction Hippocratic medicine remains one of Ancient Greece's lasting contributions to the field of science. Lacking the equipment physicians today take for granted when diagnosing and healing their patients, Hippocratic physicians were forced to create a novel system for explaining and curing disease based upon the prevalent scientific theories of their era. This system became known as the humoral theory of disease. Humoral theory incorporated the theories of Presocrati
History of Internet
History of Internet
History of Internet Without a doubt, the Internet is undergoing a major transition as it experiences a tremendous influx of new users. Due to the anarchic, distributed nature of the net, we cannot even begin to enumerate the population of the Internet or its growth. As more of the world's population moves on-line, new concerns will arise which did not confront the earlier generations. The new culture will demand different resources, services and technology than the old generations expected and u
Human Nature
Human Nature
Human Nature ESSAY CATEGORY: Philosophy Human nature Grade: B Language: English System: Country: Taiwan Authors Comments: Teachers Comments: 11/6/96 Our life is full of problems. Reasoning is a usual way to response to problems which we concern about. We reason in response to everyday problems. For instance, asked by friends to go out dinner at a time when we have planned something else, we must decide which one is more important for us at that moment of time, and whether to decline or to adjust
Immigration To Canada
Immigration To Canada
Immigration To Canada Early immigration to Canada was generated by a network of emigration agents who were salesman who advertised to Canada’s attraction’s to prospected immigrants. They targeted wealthy farmers, agricultural laborers and female domestics, preferably from Great Britain, the United States and Northern Europe. Canada’s first immigration legislation, the Immigration Act of 1869 reflected the laissez-faire philosophy of the time by not saying which classes of immigrants should
Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Isaac Newton was a brilliant scientist who discovered many important things. The sources for this report are Microsoft Encarta '99 Interactive Encyclopedia and the book Isaac Newton: The Greatest Scientist of All Time by Margaret Jean Anderson. Sir Isaac Newton was born on December 25, 1642 (according to the Julian calendar which was in use then; the date was January 4, 1643, according to the Gregorian calendar in use today), at Woolsthorpe, near Grantham in Lincolnshire. His widowe
Kant
Kant
Kant Can't find it here? Try Collegiate Care Immanuel Kant By: Yonna Yelverton Immanuel Kant was a man before his time. His philosophies, as outlined in Perpetual Peace, paved the way for modern political relations. Unbeknownst to his day and age, his insights were a revelation. They were seeds planted and left unsewn for 120 years. As a first and second image theorist, Kant mixes his liberal and realist views to paint a picture of perpetual peace. His essay outlines the actions that nations sho