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    In regards to Marx, false consciousness means people sharing wrong beliefs about important matters to them (Plamenatz, 1970, p.23). False consciousness can therefore be interpreted as a sort of mask or shadow that hides a reality from those who have it. An example of this mask would be the Bourgeois views of a society which Marx believed were crucial for the society to be able to convey their true desires (Plamenatz, 1970, p.24). Further explaining this concept, false consciousness is a distraction to keep the Proletariat class believing that things will always get better; therefore, preventing revolts against the state. When Marx describes alienation, he mentions four different stages of labour. He suggests that man can become estranged from…

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    False Consciousness

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    Neither of those expectations are reality for me, but it would also be false to say that the influence of our tech-savvy geniuses and free-spirited folk were nothing but stereotypes. These certain influences created a simple societal scheme for institutions like high school to promote. It is a simple idea that the history of an area influences its future societies. The society…

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    False consciousness is a term used in Marxist theory affirmed by Dictionary.com as, “a failure to recognize the instruments of one’s oppression or exploitation as one’s own creation, as when members of an oppressed class unwillingly adopt views of the oppressor class.” All in all, Marxism inspired by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, evaluates the inequality involved in capitalist societies. It identifies that capitalist systems indorse the misuse of workers and thus take advantage of those who…

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    As a result, they ‘control the future’, as they controlled the past; the future will always live and learn under colonialist beliefs. Depiction of a False Hero This depiction of a false hero, Christopher Columbus, has made an enormous impact on the Native people. The misled depiction not only erases the injustices done to the Native population but also glorifies the western concepts of ‘conquest’ and ‘discovery’. It simply allows America avoid taking any responsibility for what happened to the…

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    It reinforces the dominant ideology of inequality through sexualisation of women and misconception of men. We also see that white males dominate all other faces and genders. Producers have produced a entertaining show that educated viewers of the social classes in an American law firm. The reinforcement on the dominant ideology of equality has influenced me to respond against the how the women and men are portrayed as it an unrealistic and is giving a false image on law firms and how they are…

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    According to Bethany Johnson’s article Karl Marx: Theory of Class Consciousness and False Consciousness, the Marxist theory claimed that “the working class first needed to develop class consciousness” (Johnson 1). The World State made many sacrifices such as religion, emotions, books, and history in order to keep everyone conditioned without having thoughts and opinions of their own and avoid a type of consciousness awakening. John was born in the reservation that kept all of its beliefs and…

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    Editing information, another aspect of totalitarianism, is terrifyingly prevalent in the 2016 election. Donald Trump, the forty-fifth President of the United States, has had one of the most controversial campaigns in history. Many question how he moved from a life of hosting TV shows to the White House so easily. The answer is simple: his use of falsehoods to psychologically manipulate the public. Trump’s presidency has been full of lies. Whether you are a supporter or not, it is clear that he…

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    with a self-paralysing consciousness. These pressures halted their conscious creative ability and influenced their artistic vision, consequently jeopardising the quality of their work. When looking at the Poet and their art form, it is interesting to explore the intermediate struggles of the creative process, and how the Poet is confined to their personal and artistic boundaries. Samuel Coleridge, an isolated speculative individual was…

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    Mary Argument Physicalism

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    disregarding mental ideals. In the case of the claim that ‘someone could know all the physical facts about seeing red and yet learn something new when they see red for the first time’ shows that physicalism is false as it assumes that one just learned a new fact when instead developed a new type of consciousness. This is the very case of the thought experiment called ‘The Mary Argument’, which will be discussed through the paper, as it demonstrates the mind-body problem in terms of consciousness…

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    René Descartes’ dream argument supports his overarching argument for hyperbolic doubt, described in his Meditations on First Philosophy. The dream argument questions one’s perceptions, conscious and unconscious, and how one determines what is true and what is false. He does this by comparing experiences while awake or dreaming. Descartes continues on that since one also cannot tell the difference between what is a dream and what is real life, our perceptions could overall be false, and “assumes…

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