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  • Emily Dickinson Paradox

    general will allow their fears and agonies to consume them. In the poem The Soul unto itself, Emily Dickinson portrays the soul as a being open to interpretation, in the poem she describes the soul as both a spy and an imperial friend, creating a paradox as one must think an, “imperial friend” could never be an “agonizing Spy”. Emily Dickinson was a paradoxical, philosophical, poet, one of the hardest tongue twisters that is also one of the hardest combination traits a poet could have, mainly…

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  • The Themes Of Death In Going By Amy Hempel

    still in the same place.” This paradox is specifically applied because it conveys the idea that although death is conventionally portrayed as distant, it can and will happen eventually; however, we live our everyday lives thinking it is far away, putting us into this "same place" that is described within the literary device (Hempel, 53). Moreover, while remembering the accident, the speaker recalls it as “It was fast and it was slow. It was both.” This use of a paradox and how it insinuates that…

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  • William Blake's A Poison Tree

    “A Poison Tree” by William Blake is ostensibly dealing with the narrator’s refusal to communicate his anger to a tree, but the overdetermined nature of the words Blake uses makes a final, correct determination of meaning impossible. In this paper, through a utilization of Derrida’s methods set forth in works such as Spectres of Marx and Dissemination, I will examine how the contradictory imperatives contained within the metaphors in this poem draw a reader away from their initial assumption (i.e…

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  • Gentle Savages And Fierce Citizens Against Civilization Analysis

    If even one “organ” of the body politic is to fail, the entire system is at risk for losing its freedom. This supports Wempel’s argument that it is impossible to speak of freedom without some form of paradox, in part because humanity is often so content to remain in their metaphorical chains. It is the enforceable general will that binds a community together so that a state of greater moral freedom can be reached…

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  • Case Study: The Trolley Dilemma

    Introduction The trolley dilemma (Foot, 1967; Thomson, 1986) garnered overwhelming interest from philosophers and psychologist in a quest to decipher the ideation behind moral judgments. In this dilemma, a runaway trolley is heading towards five workers who will be killed if the trolley continues to move forward. In order to save the five workers, a switch can be flipped to divert the trolley onto another route which would kill one worker instead of the five. Most people chose the utilitarian…

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  • Captain Madewell Ethical Dilemma Essay

    The Ethical Dilemma It is an impossible decision to take someone’s life, even if it is an act of mercy or love. Watching a friend or family member suffer from injuries that essentially confirm their death makes it hard not to want to end that suffering. There is no way to completely justify the intentional death of any person, especially a loved one, because an outcome of death is a permanent one. There is no way to take that back or change your mind once the decision is made. Most people…

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  • What Makes It A Genuine Ethical Dilemma Of Right Vs. Right

    1. My first valued moral is honesty. I believe that honesty is the most important to me because I have grown up believing in it. My parents always told me to be honest, when it comes to individuals. My second moral value is trustworthy. I believe that being trustworthy is earned from experience. When growing you I have had people close to me be hurt by individuals that were not trustworthy. My third value is family. I believe that individuals come and go but I know that I will always have my…

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  • Thomas Aquinas Omnipotence

    During the years following the Patristic era, Christian theologians and philosophers began to move away from mysticism and Neo-Platonism in order to synthesize Christian doctrine with systematic Aristotelian philosophy. This movement would be come known as Scholasticism, and it would become the principle school of thought throughout the medieval period. During this period, the line between philosophy and theology was blurred, and the problems of, psychology, metaphysics, and ethics were admitted…

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  • The Importance Of Nuclear Energy

    On December 12, 2015, the world came together in Paris and for the first time addressed global warming. It was determined that the world’s goal by 2050 would be to keep global temperature increases under 2 degrees Celsius. With such high expectations, the US and other countries around the world need to invest in new power producing technologies in order to phase out the fossil fuel industry. While renewable energy sources such as solar and wind are the best long term solutions, their unreliable,…

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  • Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Research Paper

    One of the largest environmental disasters in world history happened on March 11, 2011. The site was the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake was experienced off the northeastern coast of Japan, and this triggered tsunamis that affected shorelines within minutes. Dozens of villages alongside 200 miles of coastline were substantially destroyed. Waves measuring more than 40 feet struck the Fukushima nuclear power plant, located only 150 miles from Tokyo. The…

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