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    Materialism Vs Dualism

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    with Socrates and Plato, the context to support and prove each varying position of self-concept is certainly limited. As an example, the self can be described as the soul or the mind. There are also two opposing positions of what the self is – materialism and dualism. A materialistic approach is one that looks at the self as an unimportant concept, in other words, human beings are simply just a physical body. On the other hand, dualism is the position that humans consist of two interrelated…

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    counterpoints and the usage of ethos, in a manner which represents how materialism affects and distinguishes our life's. Also, by applying his own research on the topics: compulsive buying and financial circumstances of individuals in America. Not to mention,researches and studies all around the world, such as the United Kingdom, and South America on those topics. As a matter of fact, he compares and contracts several situations on how materialism has a immense impact on us more negatively than…

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    Take for instance, the experience of a lady referred to as Allison, who can’t help but to think of her own past that was embedded in materialism. Till she changed her thinking, she remained unhitched. She was too picky, but concerning all the wrong things. She worked hard, dressed nicely (at least she thought so), and was always conjuring up ways to make more money. She wanted a man who was just like her, however on steroids. She got enticed by the cars, the money, and also the attraction of…

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    American people who could not be at the ballpark, whether it was a financial matter, if the venue was sold out, or if the people were simply unable to make it in time to see the game. American economic prosperity of the 1920s, along with the growth of materialism, beneficially affected both the radio and Major League Baseball, which beneficially affected each other and the American people. During the 1920s, America had…

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    In “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” by Flannery O’Connor, Mr. Shiftlet came to the mother and daughter for one reason only. He wanted the car they owned. His want for the car restricts him from actually caring about Lucynell. This materialism for the car stifles any possibility of growth in Mr. Shiflet. Mr. Shiftlet’s desire for the car prevents him from getting to know the ladies. At the beginning, his first comment, “You ladies drive?” shows that his main intention of coming to the house…

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    is seen as a sort of folk hero in almost all aspects. While the Beowulf in the 2004 movie, is seen as more of an average and humble man who happens to be a very skilled warrior. These concepts are very apparent when it comes to the contrast in materialism and idealism between the two stories. In the poem Beowulf, the man himself is extraordinary in ways that the normal people of that time couldn’t even believe. There were many stories told about…

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    As defined by Amadeo in “What Is the American Dream Today?”, “The American Dream had become a pursuit of happiness as defined by materialistic things.” The idea of materialism is not new, it has been messaged by President’s from Roosevelt to Obama today. Perhaps the epitome of American Dream in today’s society is home ownership, in fact, so much so, that it received support from both the recent Clinton and Bush administrations…

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    people make decisions. This could propose that Bentham is not a dedicated utilitarian and is somewhere in the middle, albeit leaning utilitarianism. This is similar to how reductionism suggests to be a compromise between materialism and dualism, albeit leaning towards materialism. It could also suggest that utilitarianism and deontology are not mutually exclusive. It may just be a matter of when the pain and pleasure matter that separate the two. For deontology pain and pleasure may matter only…

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    protagonist is seen to be entrapped in a fantasy in such that lust and materialism is equivalent to love. Her…

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    Tom Buchanan Materialism

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    and the mustache truly makes their Tom look villainous. Tom is also constantly having affairs with many women, and, although Daisy is fully aware of this, she knows that she will never leave Tom. She is truly the perfect match for Tom; their materialism and desire for fortune and fame have…

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