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    One of the main points of the Knowledge Argument is that one can have all of the physical information without having all of the information there is to have. Frank Jackson believes that this applies to any of the senses, such as sight, “taste, hearing, the bodily sensations and generally speaking for the various mental states which are said to have (as it is variously put) raw feels, phenomenal features or qualia” (130). To support this argument he gave examples of a man named Fred who could see two colors where we could only see one color and a woman named Mary who knew everything about color but had never experienced it. A Physicalist believes that there is nothing more to this world than the physical, but Jackson proves this wrong with…

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    Let us say that a phenomenal quality or concept, as I will use the terms interchangeably, is “a feature of a conscious state that is notable introspectively, ostensively, as that aspect of the state, the way it feels, appears, etc.” (Loar, 81). The knowledge argument objects to physicalism through establishing conscious experiences as having non-physical properties. In “Epiphenomenal Qualia”, Frank Jackson proposes a thought experiment in which a brilliant neuroscientist named Mary is “forced to…

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    A Man Called Ove Essay

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    With his tenth film, the bittersweet and poignant comedy/drama A Man Called Ove, Swedish writer/director Hannes Holm has the chance to finally reach North American audiences for the first time. Not only has his work landed distribution with Music Box Films after winning three 2015 Guldbagge Awards (Sweden's top film award), but the film earned Sweden's selection to compete for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 89th Academy Awards, and some believe the film could land the country's…

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    Shipwrecks: A Short Story

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    Fai Jubono, a young male human, few of his kind, is searching the galaxy for treasure with his droid J6, a repurposed, round, and rusty engineering droid who now helps Fai scavenge the Yinnad galaxy for spare parts, which he then sells for credits. At this time, Fai and J6 are headed to the ocean planet Kee. This planet used to be all ice, but had melted due to Kee getting significantly closer to the sun. Now multiple boats have been submerged underwater, which so called treasure beneath them.…

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    The movie titled Inception was produced in 2010, and it captured many viewers as being one of the best fantasy and science fiction of the years. Christopher Nolan was the producer and director of the film. He also fully participated in its script writing. The movie's storyline and script development were Christopher Nolan's ideas from 2001. According to Christopher Nolan, the movie was themed around lucid dreaming and incubation of dreams that brought up visions of an existence whereby…

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    Archetypes In Avatar Essay

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    Archetypes are common themes, situations, characters, or symbols found in books, movies, or other types of media that are recognizable cross-culturally. The 2009 movie Avatar, directed by James Cameron, exhibits multiple archetypes that propel the plot through two separate subplots. Avatar is set in a distant planet known as Pandora. It is inhabited by the Native people (Na’vi), as well as humans who are after a rare and valuable metal only found on this planet. The humans develop Avatars, which…

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    As the sun kissed the horizon and the birds chirped, Rainsford's eyes fluttered open. He hadn’t felt more rested. He looked around and the room and was quickly reminded of what had happened the night before. There was Zaroff’s blood on the wood floor. It looked like it still hadn't dried yet. He shook his head and made his way out the bedroom door and to the kitchen. His left forearm was aching with pain. He pulled up his pajama sleeve and turned his arm over. He saw a huge gash on his forearm.…

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    Bryce Klanac BMT 1 10/5/15 Jerry Maguire Jerry Maguire is a movie about a sports agent, named Jerry Maguire, who one night questions his purpose and what’s wrong with his life. He then writes all of his thoughts into a mission statement for his company. However his bosses don’t like his mission statement so they fire him. After getting fired he decides to starts his own agency to test his mission statement with the only one client he has left. The lessons I can take away from Jerry Maguire in…

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    Jerry Maguire Essay

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    Dion Arnold BMT 1 10/4/15 Jerry Maguire Jerry Maguire is a movie about a sports agent named Jerry Maguire who questions his purpose and what’s not right in his life his life He then composes all his thoughts into a mission statement of purpose for his organization. However his managers don't care for his statement so they fire him. In the wake of getting terminated he chooses to begin his own office to test his statement with the one and only customer he has cleared out. There are many lessons…

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    Greed In Avatar

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    James Cameron’s Avatar is a very well-crafted film that exemplifies one of the darkest aspects of human nature; greed. The basic plot of the movie is that an ex-marine is sent to a far off world to work for a corporation mining a rare and valuable resource called unobtainium. However, the planet is inhabited by a primitive alien species that happens to live right on top of the largest deposit of unobtainium in the entire planet, and despite numerous attempts at negotiation, they refuse to…

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