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    In society, there are many gender stereotypes. Women are seen only to be capable of being housewives and men are expected to act a certain way due to their gender. Men are supposed to act tough or behave in a way to show their masculinity. Therefore, the central issue in society is that boys and young men face is that they will be taught to do the same thing older men do so they can be just like them. There are three sources that prove this problem, one being an essay, another an excerpt, and the last in a column in a newspaper. In this essay, there will also be a solution to mend this issue. The first given source which is an essay titled, “Being a Man” dictated by Paul Theroux. In this essay, it states that “for any boy who expresses the desire to be alone, seems to be saying that there is something wrong with him.” Ergo, this could imply that even if a young adolescent wants to be left in loneliness is considered to be judged and seen differently because boys are supposed to act a certain way with others to express their manliness. Theroux also claimed, “I wanted to be a writer. It was my guilty secret because being a writer was incompatible with being a man.” This can suggest that boys are taught to do activities only boys ‘should’ do, writing not being among those simply…

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    and sets the tone towards his philosophy. The Categories centres on the nature of a being—what it means to be a being. The idea that Aristotle is trying to present in chapter two is dividing the forms of speech in order to make the basic distinctions of them. In chapter two of the text, Aristotle identifies the four types of being. They are as followed: 1) things that are said of a subject, but are not in a subject; 2) things that are in a subject, but are not said of a subject; 3) things that…

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    "The A-Team" is a song written by Ed Sheeran and released in 2011, the song is about a woman addicted to "level A" drugs, such as opium, meth, and other hard drugs. Someone who is addicted to a "level A" drug and is a woman, is typically called being a part of the A-Team. If a woman is part of the A-Team, it means she is most likely addicted to a "level A" drug and cannot afford the drug or much else for the matte. Which results in the woman becoming a hooker or prostitute so she can earn enough…

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    monistic view of ethics, talking about God and Nature. His main argument is that a personified infinite being is not the transcendent creator of the universe, but it is Nature that determines and governs the system of our existence, hence, nature necessarily means God. Owing to the fact that Spinoza stands against the traditional conception of God, he is regarded as an atheist. However, Spinoza believes that there exists a God and it is the only substance. Hence, everything else that exists…

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    Defining the Being that does the defining, the awareness that is aware, the formless thing that gives form, seems to be an almost impossible task to do through language. Some philosophers arduously endeavor to explain these concepts in convoluted and seemingly clever ways. Making up new names for old terms in an effort to build a new foundation through which the ineffable could be understood. The essay ‘What Heidegger Means by Being-in-the-World’ by Roy Hornsby is a good example of this arduous…

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    1 The words ontology and epistemology seem like confusing and broad terms, however, an individual makes ontological assumptions and takes epistemological stances throughout their entire life, usually without realizing such. Ontology is "the study of being. It is concerned with 'what is ', with the nature of existence, with the structure of reality as such" (Crotty 1998). Our assumptions about the nature of being, create our epistemology which is defined as "the theory of knowledge embedded in…

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    stranger to me would be a White man who comes from a family that has lived in the United States since the industrial revolution, and identities himself as gay. I am a Hispanic woman who comes from a family that immigrated to the United States less than three decades ago. I consider myself heterosexual, so this man would be the complete opposite of me. “Living a life were I was mostly trying to fit in and giving myself reasons to think that what I was feeling was not good, made me feel so…

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    These notions not only have been the subject of many philosophical books and discussion but they have also been influential in other fields of in human sciences such as theology, literature, etc. two of such fields which have been greatly influenced by these philosophical and humanistic notions is literary criticism and literary production. This article examines these notions in the novel ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ by Gabriel Garcia Marquez with regard to their treatment in the book…

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    Being Nixon:A Man Divided Being Nixon: A Man Divided is about the life of Richard Nixon. It talks about everything from his childhood, to his presidency and what he did, as well as his life after his crime and resignation. It goes deep into his life helping a reader understand the man that made the choices that ultimately led to his fall from grace. Anyone who wants to understand the direction politics took the second half of the 20th century would be interested in this book. It is a book for…

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    region determined by the course title. Luckily, I was able to choose, “Being a Man of Color: Exploring Race, Gender, and Masculinity in Chicago.” Seeing as how our current society is as dystopian as Animal Farm, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to learn about our past, present, and future regarding racism. Hopefully, with this new knowledge I will not only be able to have strong opinions that I can voice about oppression, but also I…

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