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    Definition: Litotes is a figure of speech that uses negative words but promotes a positive statement. Its meaning is not meant to be taken literally. The double negative words are intended to express a contrast.This literary term is used to state a positive statement, without actually stating an affirmative. They are usually expressed through an understatement. Litotes are most often used in rhetoric and speech (Litotes). Function: Litotes use two negative terms to express a positive. This…

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    People only have one perspective and that is their own. They cannot see the world through another person’s eyes. Due to this, it is hard to imagine being in someone else’s shoes. People only have the front row view of their own life, so it is not hard to believe that people care more about themselves and their situations than that of other people. In “This is Water” by David Foster Wallace and The Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy, both address awareness and the importance of it. Although human…

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    Sigmund Freud illustrates the nature of the human psyche through the idolized tool of religion. Although Freud’s view towards religion appears to be overwhelmingly negative, slight positive benefits of religion can be seen through his explanations of religious symbolism. Freud illustrates the benefits of religion as a way to cope with the inevitable pulls of the id, while demonstrating the lack of intellectual basis behind religion, and the illusion religion represents as a tool from which human…

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    Obligation implies proprietorship: owning what needs doing and tolerating fault when we cause issues. Duty likewise implies conferring ourselves – to lead, to make, to take care of issues—and afterward finishing. It includes going out on a limb and buckling down. Being mindful can dismay yet in addition fulfilling. Rights and duties are two sides of a similar coin; when we have power or assets, we have the duty to utilize them well. At the point when new assets or innovations give us new…

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    Final Essay Questions- “The Art of Letting Go” “Introduction to My View” Are humans innately good or bad? I believe humans are innately good, as Jean-Jacques Rousseau believed. He believed that individuals were born with an intuitive understanding of what’s right or wrong. I believe people want to be good and do what is right. As a counselor in training, this is my view of human nature and our society. I truly believe that people want to move in a positive direction in their lives and careers.…

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    socratic age of philosophy, The Apology by Plato chronicles the trial of Socrates on the charges of corruption of youth and not believing in the Gods. Plato, a young follower and apprentice of Socrates, documents the trial in its’ entirety from beginning to the unfortunate end in which Socrates is sentenced to death. The Apology is the trial of Socrates on a very basic and literal level but upon further inspection, one comes to realize that not only the philosopher is on trial but philosophy…

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    Hashaam Naseer Professor Conuel Philosophy 104 Objective Morality In order to understand the reality or the fiction of objective morality it is crucial to first understand the meaning of objective morality. Like with many philosophical terms; by no means is there a definitive meaning of objective morality. Objective morality could be considered as an ideal of a system of ethics, with set moral judgements, is factually correct rather than just correct because of subjective opinion. The claim of…

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    After Socrates finishes his argument that the soul is like the Forms and therefore is immortal, Simmias interrupts and tries to disprove Socrates’ argument. He begins by comparing Socrates’ argument to a harmony in relation to its instrument (85e-86a). Simmias suggests that a harmony is to a soul as a lyre is to the body. He reasons that, if we accept Socrates’ line of argument, the harmony must not only preexist the lyre but also live on after it is destroyed. I find this reasoning to have one…

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    All have different views and opinions on the universe and the study of the cosmos. Some eagerly learn all they can about the universe, whilst others prefer to focus on the events right in front of them. The pros and cons to having a wide understanding and perspective of the universe vary depending on prior knowledge and opinions. While some would rather halt space exploration entirely, many still hunger and yearn to learn more about the universe around them. The human race needs to gain more…

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    "The Yellow Wallpaper," best fits the literary style of naturalism. Naturalism is a philosophical viewpoint according to which everything arises from natural properties and causes. Characters are controlled by internal or external forces or by the environment. In "The Yellow Wallpaper," the main character is being controlled by her husband, who believes that he is right in keeping her confined for her treatment of depression. She is also being controlled by her mental state, as it is…

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