Allan Bloom

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  • Perennialism Research Paper

    more in tune with God is in the highest regard of the perennialist (American Education pages 77-78). Some educational leaders were Jacques Maritain, Robert M. Hutchins, Mortimer J. Adler, and Allan Bloom. Jacques Maritain was a French philosopher who believed that the world could not be understood by just intelligence, but having a relationship with a superior being was the only way to completely understand the entire universe. Maritain was also an ecclesiastic perennialist meaning that his philosophy was targeted towards God oriented learning. Robert M. Hutchins and Jacques Maritain both agree that the ideal education is one that is motivated towards develop mentation of the mind and also the study of the Great Books. Hutchins was a lay perennialist which means he was intrigued by the teaching of the basis curriculum of perennialism, but he was a little less of the Spiritual Being intertwined with education (American Education pg. 79). Other lay perennialists were Mortimer J. Adler and Allan Bloom. Both Adler and Hutchins advocated that every student should receive the same education, and they believed that by studying the great books that life will be much simpler. Allan Bloom wrote “The Closing of the American Mind” which describes illiteracy to be the downfall of civilization. Bloom also agrees with Adler and Hutchinson on the teaching of the Great books of the Western Civilization because the information does not change throughout history (American Education pg. 78-79).…

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  • Allan Bloom's The Closing Of The American Mind

    In his 1987 book, The Closing of the American Mind, Allan Bloom makes the case for what he describes as higher education failing democracy through an emphasis on historicism and relativism. This academic emphasis, for Bloom, creates a paradoxical restrictive freedom in the minds and hearts of students, leaving them without a moral compass, and creating a void that can easily be filled with demagoguery. Along the way, Bloom staunchly defends elitism and ethnocentrism, attacks feminism, and lays…

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  • Comparing Márquez's A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

    “When I left that icy prison I’d no idea where north and south were but I did have two very strong convictions. One was that good novels must be a poetic transposition of reality, and the other was that mankind’s immediate future lay in socialism” (qtd. in Bloom 11). This is the essence of Gárcia Márquez. A man of hard principles and passionate imagination, he was born on March 6, 1928 in Aracataca, Columbia. His childhood years were marked by his relationships with his grandparents and his…

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  • Anthropological Critique

    Anthropological Critique of the Journal Article ‘Anthropogenic Nutrients and Harmful Algae in Coastal Waters’ by Davidson et al. (2014) Introduction (1/2 page) With geological experts currently attempting to declare a new geological period, the Anthropocene, Humanistic-scientific spectrum (1 page) The scientific and the humanistic perspectives form two contrasting approaches towards approaching research. Each approach is applicable in the appropriate situation. However, neither perspective is…

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  • What Are Environmental Changes Affecting Organisms

    freshwater lakes and ponds respond to the changes in their climate in two ways. They either can not respond, therefore, the number of that organism decreases and can become extinct, or they adapt so well that they overpowers other organisms causing the other organisms to become extinct. In the Arctic, ice caps have started to melt causing many animals to be stranded. All of these environmental changes are also affecting us humans. Freshwater lakes and ponds have drastically been affected due…

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  • Mapreduce Rendezvous Hasing Based Virtual Hierarchies: The Cassandra Nosql Case Study

    data. NoSQL databases are designed with a novel data management system that can handle and process huge volumes of data. NOSQL systems provide horizontal scalability by supporting horizontal data partitioning across heterogeneous nodes. In this paper, a MapReduce Rendezvous Hashing Based Virtual Hierarchies (MR-RHVH) framework is proposed for scalable partitioning of Cassandra NoSQL databases. MapReduce framework is used to implement MR-RHVH on Cassandra to enhance its scalability and…

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  • Macbeth Hamartia Character Analysis

    In the play Macbeth, William Shakespeare uses the Aristotelian definition of a tragic hero as a guideline for the characters and their tragedies. Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero is someone of nobility who has a tragic, fatal flaw. He believed that there are three characteristics of a tragic hero: Hamartia, hubris, and peripeteia. Hamartia is a tragic flaw that causes the downfall of a hero; hubris is excessive pride and disrespect for the natural order of things; peripeteia is the…

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  • A Doll's House Film Analysis

    performance as Nora is just as layered, if not more so. At first glance, Bloom portrays Nora as the typical housewife of the time. She is adoring and does her best to dote on her husband, and she does not appear to understand much about the potential consequences of her actions. Money is not as much of a concern for her as it is for her husband, and this is evident in the flitting quality of Bloom’s gestures. Furthermore, much of Bloom’s performance of Nora’s character is directly for Torvald.…

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  • Selflessness In The Lamb And The Tyger

    Selflessness in “The Lamb” and “The Tyger” William Blake is more different than others. He is humbled to help the people around him learn to love art as much as he does. His passionate desire for art is shown through his actions and his artwork, such as his poems. Blake shows the importance of being a successful leader in the world. In William Blake’s poems “The Lamb” and “The Tyger", his selfless character is evident through his life, career, and poetry. William Blake uses his life to help…

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  • Eutrophication Lab Report

    condition in an aquatic ecosystem where high nutrient concentrations stimulate blooms of algae (e.g., phytoplankton). Eutrophication is a natural process that occurs to all lakes over time as the weathering of rocks and soils from the surrounding area that leads to an accumulation of nutrients in the water. It can also be caused by run-offs of fertilisers. Three of the key components of modern fertilisers are nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. After a rainy season these nutrients that were not…

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