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    Transcendentalism was a philosophical movement that developed in the late 1820’s and 1830’s in the eastern region of the United States. The movement was a reaction to the protest against the general state of intellectualism and spirituality. There were three main philosophers that spread the word of transcendentalism across the United States. These three men were Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Walt Whitman. The views of these men spread quickly and were adopted by many people. These views set the foundation for transcendentalism and during times of civil rights, were strongly spoken by people such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X. Self-Reliance was the idea proposed by Ralph Waldo Emerson in the 1840’s that tried to…

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    Kant’s thoughts do apply today because we as college students face the challenge of learning to think for ourselves despite the self-imposed obstacles and the authorities that compel us to remain ignorant or self-assured in one way of thinking. Also, as students with the opportunity to learn and enlighten ourselves, we must promote a society where the freedom to rationalize and learn is protected and available. Many self-imposed distractions threaten our learning at college as well other…

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    Transcendentalism was a literary and philosophical movement in the early 1900s in the U.S. It is based on the philosophy that an individual must be self-reliant and independent to be at their best. Transcendentalist believed that organized religious and political institution ruined the pureness of an individual. Furthermore, they assumed that every person has the knowledge about themselves and surroundings around them that go beyond what they sense (hear, taste, feel and see) through…

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    intro) Transcendentalism was a philosophical movement that developed in the the late 1820’s and 30’s which was used to protest against a general state of creativity and spirituality. There were many transcendentalists who wrote pieces during this time period, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson. My personal favorite piece by him is Self Reliance. This piece genuinely spoke to me because he’s saying that you should always be true to who you are and never try to be someone you are not. ( idea 1 )…

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    God Allows Evil Essay

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    I believe that God allows evil to exist for reasons that we do not understand, but I also believe that he was not the one who created it. I believe that God created man, and that man created evil. According to the bible, God The reason as to why God allows evil may never be known, but others have arrived at the conclusion that God must want to teach people a lesson. Another theory is that he literally cannot or will not do anything to stop evil from happening because he gave us free will.…

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    Many wonder what is the root of all evil and most conclude that people are simply innately evil or have a darkness in them that is waiting to show itself. The topic of evil and where it really comes from has caused a debate among many people who take a variety of stances. One such person, William Golding, writes a novel called Lord of the Flies to display his position on the topic of evil. Through his character’s in Lord of the Flies, Golding conveys his opinion that humans are born with natural…

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    In Boethius’s second commentary on Porphyry’s Isagoge he discusses and attempts to answer some of the questions Porphyry poses in his work. These questions have according to Boethius “been attempted by learned men, but have not been solved by many of them” (20). The questions were whether or not Universals are subsistent or only in understanding, if they are subsistent are they corporeal or incorporeal in nature, and finally if they are separate from or component in the objects they classify. In…

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    Descartes has written six meditations on First Philosophy, with some being more important than the other. The third meditation does seem to stand out among the rest as the most important. The goal of this meditation is to find out if there is a God and whether or not God is a deceiver. After reading the third meditation, you take a step back to realize the importance of what the meditation had uncovered. There are different types of Ideas, which might not seem so important to the whole…

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    Subway Construction

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    A) Place is a concept of two levels of meaning (Imort, Knox, Marston, and Nash 41). First, it is an objective location that has both uniqueness and interdependence with other places (Imort, Knox, Marston, and Nash 41). Second, it is a subjective social and cultural construct. In other words, somewhere that has personal meaning for individuals or groups (Imort, Knox, Marston, and Nash 41). York University is definitely a place, because one of York University‘s campuses is named “Keele campus”.…

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    Recently I’ve been thinking quite a bit about identity. Partially due to our discussions regarding it in class but also because of the part of my life I’m in. This is my second month of Freshman year and I have no idea where I fit into all of this. I feel like I’ve spent my whole life building an identity expecting it to be done by now. However, I am beginning to realize just how far I have to go and how excited I am to start. With this new objective in mind, I decided to take this class as a…

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