Discourses of Epictetus

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  • Analysis Of Epictetus Discourse

    Epictetus’ discourse begins by discussing the things that are in our power in addition to the things that are not. He provides examples that demonstrates the possibility of confusing the two. He explains, “How far does the grammatic art possess the contemplating power? As far as forming a judgment about what is written and spoken. And how far music? As far as judging about melody. Does either of them then contemplate itself? By no means.” Epictetus is explaining that humans have power over the arts. We select what words we speak and write, in addition to the sentence structures we use to convey these thoughts. We choose these things in the same manner that we choose to make music and the musical elements that are used to create the piece. Despite this, “But when you must write something to your friend, grammar will tell you what words you should write; but whether you should write or not, grammar will not tell you”. This indicates that we are presented with rules, but we have the…

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  • Immanence And Diaspora Analysis

    In this analysis, we will be looking at two main words, immanence and diaspora. Both words, which comes from Barber’s book refer to more than just its flat definition we often find in dictionaries, which is why we will be looking more into the theological and philosophical meaning behind them. Here we will be relating both the word to namelessness and signification, followed by connecting each of the words to the theological discourses that were described in barber’s book, which come from other…

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  • Stoicism: Paul's Letter To The Romans

    well as an overview of the context in which it plays apart in Roman society. Stoicism originated as a Greek eudaimonic philosophy which is expected to be influenced by many contemporary minds along with critical analysis including Socratic thought processes. Eudaimonia is a term that guarantees, “…a life worth living.” Or happiness/flourishing. From this there are four main ideas based on Value: virtue and reason is what guarantees happiness. Emotions: projections of our judgements. Nature:…

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  • The Stoic Doctrine

    according to nature is one that should be abided by or not. "perfectly good and wise gas." To begin with, Stoics held a particular view on God and fate. Although Stoics are materialists, they nevertheless, still held a view of God, who is described as a type of fiery breath that blends perfectly with everything in the cosmos: “perfectly good and wise gas” (Religion Facts, 2015). Stoics believed God to possess the power of transforming matter into what we see around us. Moreover, with regards…

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  • Stoicism: Deterministic Philosophy

    more acceptable way. But if… they are rough and untrained and uncouth...then even if the blows of fated misfortune which strike them are trivial or nonexistent these men will plunge headlong into constant misdeeds and errors because of their own ineptitude and their voluntary impulse...” (Pereboom 15). Simplified, Gellius is saying that things that result from our character are up to us and that we are the source of our actions. As a result this belief, the Stoics also believe certain matters…

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  • Hedda Gabler Dominance And Resistance Essay

    Dominance and Resistance in The Burial at Thebes and Hedda Gabler James C. Scott’s ‘Domination and the Arts of Resistance’ explores the discourse of domination and resistance, including the tension between the publicly exhibited dominant discourse, termed a “public transcript,” and the four types of political discourse prevalent among subordinate groups. The four types of discourse are self-image based discourse, the hidden transcript, in-between discourse, and ruptured discourse. For the…

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  • Analysis Of Amusing Ourselves To Death By Neil Postman

    compared the public discourse between before and after telegraph invention, he suggested the telegraph altered the very nature of social and personal discourse in American culture."The telegraph made a three-pronged attack on typography 's definition of discourse, introducing on a large scale irrelevance, impotence, and in coherence.”Said in The Peek-a-Boo World chapter. The author believed modern technology from telegraph to television, makes discourse broken, disconnected, and sensationalized.…

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  • Literature As An Artifact Of Culture Analysis

    and influences in selecting our choice and use of specific words and not otherwise. Critical discourse analysis defines and determines the socio-political status of utterances in a given context. Van Dijk defines CDA as an approach which seeks to investigate that; Primarily studies the way social power abuse, dominance and inequality are enacted reproduced and resisted by text and talk in the social and political context. With such dissident research, critical discourse analysts take explicit…

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  • Amusing Ourselves To Death Summary

    Amusing Ourselves to Death, explains how television creates communication by redefining public discourse. Public discourse is the forms of conversation dealing with political, religious, or commercial. Throughout the book, Neil Postman explains how society has become unknowledgeable about the changes because of being too consumed in its epistemology. Postman starts the book by showing historical facts in the first part of the book and describes the effects of media in American life throughout…

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  • Prostitution In The 1960's

    groups particularly influential in Scotland which lacked the Acts, and in the nation’s self-perception of morality [Scotland had its own] technologies of power, technologies not unlike the CD Acts themselves, were already in place in Scotland.” “Some, like the lock hospitals and magdalene asylums, existed long before the CD Acts were passed. Others, like the system of police repression which I call the ‘Glasgow system’, were developed as a reaction to the Acts.” Glasgow system not restricted…

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