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    David Graeber Debt Summary

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    Money became a sort of standard used to measure or compare debts but also a mean settle them. This is how I 'd like to introduce the so-called Axial Age. Graeber uses this name given by the German philosopher Karl Jaspers to the period between 800 BC and 600 AD that was marked by strong changes in most societies. Coinage became an enduring and efficient method until war times, money as coinage became a very useful and widespread tool to pay soldiers on far away campaigns, thus eliminating the need for an additional army to feed and supply them thus Bullion arose as an article of war, not as a more effective way to settle…

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    passing of time; the different atrocities of the society from its defining origin to the obstacles that life may give have heavily burdened him or her. Karl Jaspers himself has experienced the unfairness a life can give, situations that could cripple you down in one corner. He is a German in his own right as determined by his DNA. He is a renowned psychologist turned philosopher who teaches at the University of Heidelberg. His change of heart to be a philosopher has three eminent reasons and…

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    The term "Axial Age" was introduced by Karl Jaspers and it is a period between 800-200 BCE when foundation bricks to modern civilization laid. In a surprisingly simultaneous manner, many of the great philosophers flourished in different regions of the world, such as Confucius, Buddha, Lao Tzu. That time was also a time of the greatest ancient empires ( Romans, Macedonians, Thracian Empires) which cultivated culture, spread knowledge and tried bold legal frameworks to rule the cities. I see it as…

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    complied. We are more likely to conform then to rebel to someone who is an authority figure with high status, when dealing with group pressure, and when there are rewards and punishments involved. (Myers, p.198, 2013). Those who did comply, were only being “good citizens”. Should they have been accountable for their actions, or do they get a pass for obeying the law? For those who did not comply and rebelled against the law, are they bad people for not being good citizens? Honestly, what defines…

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    development after the assassination, of late former president John F. Kennedy. Skyway is predicated on artist’s personal life events and, some mundane pop culture of 1950’s and 60’s. Skyway is predicated on Rauschenberg’s interests, his sexuality, and life moments. For instance: on the bottom extreme right of the painting in Skyway, Rauschenberg portrays a woman facing her bare back looking at a mirror. Alongside, the woman to her left and right side, there are washed out shape of two men. The…

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    Jasper Johns Flag

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    Modern Art, many works of art by particular artists featured. One specific work, placed right at the beginning of the exhibit, was by artist Jasper Johns called Flag. Flag is a piece associated with Johns’ theme of repetition in his artworks as well as influenced by personal and historical contexts. Flag was made between 1954-55 with encaustic, oil, and collage on fabric mounted on plywood in three panels. The formal aspects combined created a flag with red, white, and blue which are the…

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    Pop Art Analysis

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    Pop art is an artistic technique that portrays to a viewer a sense of being in a particular era (Osterwold, 6). This is due to the inspiration that the artists drew from popular culture. In order to evaluate this artistic movement it will be necessary to first look at the pre-pop era. This era occurred during the 1950s. During this time, two prominent artists, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, stepped outside the dominant technique of abstract expressionism. Both of them drew inspiration…

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    Andy Warhol was notable as a gay man who lived openly before the gay liberation. He was born on August 6th, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Warhol was an American artist influenced by several other artists. Some artists would be Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Truman Capote. He was mostly known for his famous pop art but also did printmaking, painting, cinema, and photography. One of the nicknames that were given to him was “The Pope of Pop”. Some of his most famous…

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    Robert Rauschenberg was a remarkable contemporary artist whose art style makes the name “Andy Warhol” and the like come to mind, developing artwork at similar time frames and sharing similar techniques. Unlike traditional popular culture artists, Rauschenberg created prints with a hybrid technique of photography, printmaking, and papermaking. He refers to his artwork as combines, because of the three dimensional effect observed when viewing these unique prints. Rauschenberg is classified mainly…

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    Ecotourism In Chaimonix

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    This would promote ecotourism which has been successfully completed in Jasper national park located in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. The National Park Consists of over 11 000 square kilometers largely protected from by Canada’s Federal Government. The National Park Act protects and strictly regulates development to protect Canada’s wildlife. In Jasper only 3% of the land has been developed. Amongst the Development are the town of Jasper, and the Marmot Basin ski area. The advantage of this proposal…

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