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    Throughout the introduction to his book, Literary Theory, Jonathan Culler extrapolates upon four ideas to answer the question “what is theory?”: the interdisciplinary nature of theory, how it is analytical and speculative, its dispute of common sense, and how theory relates to metacognition. To complete this task, Culler employs two inverted examples––Foucault on sex and Derrida on language. Culler demonstrates what theory––a complicated genre––is through exemplification and highlighting its key attributes. To start, Culler classifies theory as writing that “succeeds in challenging and reorienting thinking in fields other than those to which they apparently belong” (3). We can see this cross-application of theory’s ideas through Culler’s examples…

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    Common Sense Analysis

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    January 10, 1776 by an Englishman later identified as Thomas Paine, Common Sense would alter opinions, spark action, and lead to change throughout the American colonies. Not only was Common Sense an important pamphlet for its views on democracy, government, monarchy, and independence but also for its significance on the Declaration of Independence. Paine’s most famous pamphlet was the first document to encourage independence from Britain and excite the colonists about the prospects of their new…

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    Examples Of Common Sense

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    using common sense. Common sense is a behavior that one learns from experiences throughout life and how that person applies those experiences to determine right from wrong. Common sense is learning from experiences, whether they are personal ones or someone else’s. Everyone encounters personal experiences that are worthy of learning from everyday. For instance, when a child is young they are often told to be careful crossing the street and to always look both ways. This is common sense. If…

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    To further prove this stance, one can look at yet another person to speak of the pre-eminence of Common Sense such being, Thomas A. Edison author of the Diary and Sundry Observation who posited that; “In 'Common Sense' Paine flared forth with a document so powerful that the Revolution became inevitable. Washington recognized the difference, and in his calm way said that matters never could be the same again. It must be remembered that 'Common Sense' preceded the declaration and affirmed the…

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    Common Sense Thesis

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    Like a child being smothered by its mother, a young America longed for freedom. After fleeing from Europe to escape persecution, the pioneers of this country found themselves oppressed once again by the English. All the colonists needed was a masterpiece of propaganda to sway them in support of the patriot cause. They found exactly what they were looking for in the pamphlet, “Common Sense.” Published in the midst of the Revolutionary war, the pamphlet advocated colonial independence and…

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    Common Sense Case

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    Consumer Defy Common Sense 1. C=$700+$85x, C= $700+($85)10 You will set this equation up as C=the cost, which is what you are trying to find. Then you will have the 700 plus whatever 85 times 10 equals. I took 85 times 10 because in the readings it says 10 years. That equals $850 and when you add the $700, you get $1550. You could also set this up as C=(85)10+700 and you would get the same value for C. 2. Y=$1000+$25, Y=$1000+($25)10 You will set this equation up as C= the…

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    Common Sense Perception

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    through different investigations, perspectives, and established shared knowledge in order to uncover the truth; however, a common…

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    Rhetoric Common Sense

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    Smith calls this mode of rhetoric common sense. Citing Addison, Swift and Bolingbroke as examples of communicating to our sympathies Smith says: This you’ll say is no more than common sense, and indeed it is no more. But if you’ll attend to it all the Rules of Criticism and morality when traced to their foundation, turn out to be some Principles of Common Sense which every one assents to; all the business of those arts is to apply these Rules to the different subjects and shew what their…

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    Common Sense Story

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    Ace and his friends has gathered with the rest of their class and teacher in their classroom on a saturday to start planning their goodbye party since they'll be graduating in a few months. But this is an isekai story, so of course the class of 30 students and one teacher gets transported along with the entire school building to another world, without any apparent cheat powers, or any powers at all for that matter. This isn't a deep story that delves into the despair and confusion of suddenly…

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    In his rather famous pamphlet, Common Sense, Paine illustrates the anima between the American ‘have-nots,’ and the English ‘haves.’ Paine states: “These are times that try men’s souls.” (Paine) During this time, the Mercantilist English were levying heavy taxes amongst their colonies, which had no representation in…

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