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  • The Importance Of The Public Sphere

    Entry 1: Today we discussed the public sphere. In summary, we discussed the emergence of the “mass audience”, the low/high culture binary, and determining where the idea of “the public” comes from. We have a conception of the public sphere from the bourgeois class. The set ideal is that of a private (civil society) and the public (state-mediates crises). This public sphere is formed and operated through the norms of publicity. There are five norms that make up publicity: status as person is ignored, discussion of common concern/import, inclusiveness of all views, equality of admission, and the emotion bracketed in favor of reason. The discussion of common concern/import essentially means that everyone has a stake in the topic of discussion.…

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  • Structural Change Of The Public Sphere Analysis

    Throughout The Structural Change of the Public Sphere, Habermas talks about how the bourgeois public sphere transformed. He defines the public sphere as a virtual or imaginary community which does not necessarily exist in any recognizable space. In its ideal form, the public sphere is "made up of private people gathered together as a public and expressing the needs of society with the state. Throughout the book Habermas asserts that the bourgeois public sphere is premised on the incorrect…

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  • Parmenides Argument For The Existence Of God

    into her song, Parmenides would have been in total agreement with Maria. The principle of “ex nihilo nihil” is quite important to his argument about the perfection of the world. It is impossible that the world could be created from nothing, since, according to Parmenides, “what is not” cannot exist. From this premise, he argues that since there is nothing that can be called what-is-not the world cannot have any deficiencies, since deficiency would imply the existence of “what-is-not. While…

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  • Public Sphere

    The formation of a public sphere in societies allowed these to tear down existing feudalism, and build up democracies in its place. German sociologist and philosopher, Jurgen Habermas, explains how the construction of a bourgeois public sphere enables democratic power to be shaped in a civilisation in his book “The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere” written in German in 1962, and translated to English in 1989. The former thesis became pivotal in the subject area as the media plays…

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  • National Park Spheres

    Yellowstone National Park is an amazing place to discover because when you do, you start to understand why we have national parks at all. There are three spheres of interaction in the park and they are: nature-and-nature, human-and-nature, and human-and-human. The spheres that stand out are the human-and-nature and nature-and-nature. Tourist-and-wolves interact within the human-and-nature sphere, and the effects of their interaction are a complicated and long relationship within the history of…

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  • Taking The Trade: Abortion And Gender Relations In An Eighteenth Century New England Village

    as the defenders of morality created a system in which men and women operated in disparate spheres. This notion of the genders existing in separate spheres is the topic of our final and most current article, “Separated By Their Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World”, written by Mary Beth Norton and published in 2011. Unlike the other articles discussed herein which have focused on New England society, Norton takes a transatlantic perspective by examining how English culture…

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  • Nietzsche's Theory Of Heroism

    Heroes, inhabitants of an ontological Limbo Student ID: 2143830 One of the most intriguing questions about heroism regards the delicate coexistence between heroes’ private and public spheres. A hero’s ‘valet de chambre’ (i.e. ‘valet of the chamber’), representing those who have access to his most human sides, may be contemplated as a metaphor of his private image, counterposed to his public one. The purpose of this essay is to emphasize the organic relationship between the presence…

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  • Moon: Theia Impact Or Big Splash Theory

    shadow of the Earth blocking sunlight which illuminates the moon. Angular Diameters is a measurement describing how large a circle appears from a certain point of view. An Annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves to cover the sun, but does not cover it fully. Creating a ring of fire effect! -End that part- Refreshing quote! “If you don’t get an A on the final with all this shit, you’re a dumbass!” `end quote. Random Sky shit: An astronomical unit is around 149,597,871 kilometers.…

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  • The Public Sphere Analysis

    Habermas, Jürgen, et al. “The Public Sphere: An Encyclopedia Article (1964).” New German Critique, no. 3, 1974, pp. 49–55. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/487737. The “Encyclopedia Article” by Habermas provides the foundations/ transformation for the public sphere, as a concept, its history, the liberal model, and in the social welfare state mass democracy. The overall thesis for the article by Habermas is to provide a basic, foundational understanding of the public sphere. Habermas…

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  • Habermasian Public Sphere Analysis

    Lincoln Dahlberg. “The Habermasian Public Sphere: Taking Difference Seriously?” Theory and Society, vol. 34, no. 2, 2005, pp. 111–136. Dahlberg examines and refutes three key arguments of critics of the Habermasian Public sphere, called Difference Democrats. In the Public Sphere, disagreement and difference are at the core of informal, citizen deliberation that allows for the expression of voices and conflicts. The broad circumstances of the Public Sphere act to protect and nurture difference…

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