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A Better Understanding of the Orient in the Essay of Edward Said
Postcolonialism The western half of the world, also known as the Occident, is known for it’s condescending perspective of the Orient, or the eastern half of the world. During the emergence of European colonization, the Europeans believed it was their destiny as the “superior” race (as they defined themselves in compared to...
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An Argumentative Essay on Determining Free Will
When we're born into a family, we did not have the option to pick or
chose who we wanted to live with or how to be raised. Many people today
would think that we do have free will whenever we view ourselves as the
factor of influencing the world in various ways such as choosing your
profession. Even though beliefs and desire...
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5 pages
An Explanation of the Theory, Theorists, Scoring, and My Scores of the Self-Acceptance Scale by Emanuel M. Berger
Average Alternating Acceptance of Self Introduction: The Self-Acceptance Scale created by Emanuel M. Berger was based off of Carl Rogers’ theory on the development of the self and the fully functioning person. Rogers believed that self-insight was an important predictor of behavior and is shaped in childhood, but not unch...
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An Analysis of the Theories of John Hobson
John Hobson was born in 1858. Not much is known about his life because of his shy nature and tendency to be a sort of shut in. He described himself as “ the middle stratum of the middle class of a middle sized town of the Midlands.” He was first influenced by the works of Ruskin who mocked the bourgeois. He would then later...
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A Response on Jean Paul Sartre, an Existentialist Philosopher
Jean Paul Sartre is known for his works in the field of Existentialism. Existentialism is the idea that human existence precedes essence. This slogan basically means that humans, through their own consciousness, create their own values. What he uses to enforce this idea he uses to support this idea is the fact that at the v...
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The Concept of Groupthink and the Pursuit of Knowledge
In this day and age, people have oftentimes believed that knowledge can only be achieved through a group effort. People who believe this tend to find that if one person were to think independently, they would only produce ideas that work with their preexisting ideas, and did not consider all possible viewpoints in a subject...
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An Analysis of Parker Palmer's Views on Competition, Knowing and Seeking Truth
Competition: something that has plagued the world of seeking truth and knowledge by leaving us to strive for the top spot, neglecting the true value in seeking truth. It splits the knower from the known and takes away the meaning and value of what learning and seeking the truth of this world ought to be. It sends us to th...
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The Basis Proof of the Existence of Altruism
The existence of altruistic or selfless people has been a hotly debated topic throughout human history. From ancient Greek philosophers to modern psychologist, people have asked the so called Altruism Question in which they have wondered if it is even possible for a person to be motivated by anything other than self-interes...
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A Discussion on the Existence of Ultimate Truth
Why Not Untruth? “There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.” A well-spoken verse from Frederick Nietzsche and the overall basis of this paper, does absolute truth exist and what in us seeks out truth? When trying to really understand the idea behind truth, I continue to ask myself why so many philosopher...
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A Critique of Jean-Paul Sartre's Philosophy on Existence
Sartre Essay Sartre claims that “existence precedes essence” and that “subjectivity must be the starting point” (p. 13). In my opinion, what Sartre means by this is that, first we are born into this reality, and then we gradually fulfill ourselves and become what we are destined to be. We begin our entire lives as unreal...
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