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  • Eastern Philosophy: The Four Eastern Philosophers

    During the middle of the semester, we began discussing Eastern Philosophy. Kung Fu Tze, Lao Tze, Mo Tze, and Siddartha Gautama were the four Eastern Philosophers we discussed. Each of these philosophers had different objectives. Kung Fu Tze, also known as Confucius, believed that life ought to be lived in accordance with Heaven. Secondly, Lao Tze focused his concept around the Universe. Thirdly, Mo Tze based his philosophy on Jian Ai which is “Indiscriminate Love.” Lastly, the final philosopher we discussed was Siddartha Gautama, and through meditation, his philosophy was started on three principles. Kung Fu Tze believed that there were five relationships, known as "Rectification of Names." The five basic relationships were: father and son, elder brother and younger brother, husband and wife, elder and younger, and ruler and subject. He expressed that within these relationships there is someone who has authority. Although he believes that there is someone in charge, that doesn 't mean the person who has the authority can treat the submissive the way they choose. For example, I respect and obey my father because he is my dad and he guides and financially and emotionally supports me. Even though my dad is…

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  • How Did The Western Culture Affect The Union Between East And West

    thousands of years ago with the rise of the Greek city-state, influenced by Middle Eastern culture. EAST East (Latin orens, oriri participle: appear birth) is the name of the direction from which the sun (and other stars) minted in antiquity, namely the East rises. By extension, it refers to those regions that are east of the benchmark. In the "Western" culture he was given this name to Asia. Middle East, Middle East and Far East: Conventionally are three parts. HISTORY AS HISTORY AND ECONOMY…

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  • Size Six Fatema Mernissi Analysis

    spotlights to freeze female beauty within an idealized childhood, and forces women to perceive aging—that normal unfolding of years—as a shameful devaluation” (255). Moreover, the author supports her thesis by enlightening how an Eastern woman can elude her quandary since it is evident to society, whereas in Western culture, the violence is on a psychosomatic echelon, as men reduce women, unbeknownst to them or humanity. By appealing to one’s reasoning, Mernissi is able to defend her position on…

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  • Medicine In The Middle Ages Essay

    War, medicine, and religion broadly summarizes the Middle Ages. Bloodlines and culture clashed as the Roman empire fell, and time stood still as large, Eastern european civilizations crumbled with systematic disaster. With no political script to follow, for the first time townsmen experienced a sense of unpreparedness as they saw their rulers fall and be conquered by invaders. Throughout the Middle Ages not only was a monumental shift occurring culturally and politically, but specifically in…

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  • The Cold War: The Rise Of Communism

    the complications following World War II. After World War II, two major world superpowers were left to argue the fundamental aspects of economic, military, and political philosophies: the United States and the Soviet Union. The U.S. embodies democratic principles, while the Soviet Union was strictly a communistic country. Communism is a totalitarian system of government where a single party controls all means of production, in which there are no free elections or privately owned property. As…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Cold War

    In the USSR, the five fundamental changes were engendered from the Berlin confrontation would have America in a new frenzy for ‘containment.' Galvanized by being blamed for the start of the Cold War, and the humiliation of the Berlin encounter, Stalin increased his military and strategic planning to additionally secure his borders by moving more troops in Eastern Europe, took political measures to solidify communist efforts, attempted to establish an economic recovery plan for the Soviet Union…

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  • Cold War Persuasive Essay

    appropriate relations with Russia if it is to survive and flourish, and that requires prudence in external military ties. Basically, there is no military solution to Ukraine’s problems and none should be sought . The economic sanctions on Russia are unfortunate; they have not had the impact proposed and can do genuine harm to the Russian people, and some to their trading partners. Notwithstanding, speaking reasonably, it is politically unthinkable for Western governments to move the sanctions…

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  • How We Survived Communism And Even Laughed Analysis

    government in Eastern Europe at a time, where everyone was poor, became every citizen’s worst nightmare. Drakulić, Slavenka’s, How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed (1992), describes the struggle of Eastern European citizens, specifically women in the fight to end communism. Slavenka Drakulić was a Croatian journalist who travelled through various countries such as Yugoslavia, Poland, Czechoslovakia East Germany, and Bulgaria, spending time with women and listening to their life stories,…

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  • Rise And Fall Of The Berlin Wall Essay

    Soviet’s failed attempt to drive out the three nation by blockading their supply source, the war remained stagnant and soon Germany was split into West Germany and East Germany. Berlin was also separated; East Berlin was controlled by the Soviet Union and West Berlin was controlled by Britain, France, and the US. Berlin was split by what is known as the Berlin Wall. The Berlin Wall represented a huge turning point in the history of the world. The building of the wall represented the separation…

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  • Remarks At The Brandenburg Gate Speech

    western and eastern worlds. He describes the physical wall in Berlin and the wall of restrictions that divides the rest of the country as a scar, insinuating that it is ugly, unnatural, and undesirable. In the third paragraph, he creates a connection between the people of the east and west by describing them as, “fellow countrymen,” and then by saying, “Es gibt nu rein Berlin. [There is only one Berlin.]” This connection poses an enthymeme that the people on both sides of the wall have common…

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