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    priest is even contacted. Next, the priest must distinguish if it is a spirit of the dead or a demon. Often times individuals will seek out a self-practicing demonologist or demon expert to help their case, but this is extremely dangerous, and has many repercussions for example: in Canada there have been a few deaths due to non-Church sanctioned exorcisms which have led to murder cases. However, there have also been scattered cases of deaths or exorcist victims having to go to the ICU due to priests falsely performing exorcisms. For example, in 1975, Anneliese Michel was a college student in Germany. It was believed, that she was possessed by multiple different diabolical spirits. After Anneliese began showing multiple symptoms of possession, her parents decided it was time to call in the church. Two Catholic priests proceed to perform an exorcism on her. The priests believed that they had expelled all of the demons from Anneliese, and that she was going to make a full recovery; however, she died just a year after the exorcism was performed. Anneliese’s parents and the two priests who exorcised here were brought to trial, and eventually found guilty. Psychosis can be described as a break with reality, and an individual who appears to be possessed could be suffering from delusions of grandeur. Schizophrenia for example is when an individual has delusions, hallucinations, inappropriate behavior, etc. Dissociative identity disorder is when an individual has two or more distinct…

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    church then it can be done over the phone (God Bless America, Stollznow 124). This might seem a little odd for some people but for the followers of this religion it makes sense to not scare the victim because they don't know they are being exorcised. In the rituals they use candles, sage, incense and other herbs. The Catholic Church believes that the New Age actually brings upon possessions because their practice is different. A British priest Father Jeremy Davies told the Independent newspaper…

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    Is there eternal sunshine in the spotless mind? This is the question posed by writers Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry and Pierre Bismuth in their movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. This movie, directed by Gondry, explores the idea that feelings and emotions are more powerful than memories, and that if we erased all of our memories, we would still possess the feelings and emotions that were created by those memories. The movie was inspired by a male friend of Bismuth who said that he…

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    Heather Slawny Ashley Bohrer PHL 233 May 15 2015 Michel Foucault’s Eurocentric Patriarchy Michel Foucault’s The History of Sexuality analyzes how gender, sexuality, and power are perceived jointly. He accomplishes this specifically by considering the “repressive hypothesis” and “bio-power.” The repressive hypothesis is the theory that society has been constructed in a way that makes topics like sex and sexuality taboo, unless this discourse is masked in a euphemized, strictly reproductive…

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    articles by Bordo, Appiah and Foucault, readers can see a range of views presented as they elaborate further into the topic of identity. The debate between internal and external forces is examined in detail as the audience experiences the polar spectrum of their logic and the idea that we as people are ever changing. Change occurs every moment of everyday, whether we notice it or not. In Susan Bordo’s “Beauty (Re) discovers the Male Body”, she points out the effect of media on human’s views of…

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    The body in the closet Visibility is not simply about the recognition, identification and categorization of bodies, but it is also how bodies negotiate and exist within systems of power. These are the very dynamics which regulate the invisibility of certain bodies as well. The idea of the ‘closet’ which Sedgwick develops, points at how complicated the promise of invisibility inside the closet and visibility outside the closet is. According to her, culture can be understood through the…

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    Jannessa Mariscal Vanessa Powers English 214 October 22, 2015 Response paper #4 re: Panopticism The Panopticism is a cell looking building. It has many cages, it deprives light, and it encloses everything. It is a circular structure with a center. The Panopticon functions as a kind of laboratory of power. Due to the fact that the tower is in the center, they can view everything and all movements from the inhabitants, everyone in there was constantly being watched and supervised. The tower is…

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    In every society there is a form that is followed, a pattern of behavior and a structure that in some ways defines the nature of that society. In the case of Western civilization these structures are explored historically by Michel Foucault and dissected, asking why they are the way they are, what station they occupy in our society and how this affects those of us who live within this civilization. Foucault leads us on a journey fraught with insights to the mystery, terrors and trials of the…

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    There are many differing views about democracy, but “currently, there are three prominent streams within pragmatic political philosophy: Deweyan democratic perfectionism, Rortyan ironism, and pragmatist epistemic deliberativism” (Talise 2014 123) that provide for the conception of liberal democracy and its implementation. Though each of these philosophical explanations offer their own unique conception of democracy along with how to fulfill democracy’s enactment, pragmatist epistemic…

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    Performance Appraisals

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    Performance appraisals and the underlying disciplinary power it exercises in the UK education system Epigraph Disciplinary power is exercised through its invisibility; at the same time, it imposes on those it subjects a compulsory visibility. In discipline, it is the subjects who have to be seen. Their visibility assures the hold of the power that is exercised over them. It is the fact of being constantly seen that maintains the disciplined individual in his subjection (Foucault, 1979, p.…

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