John Gutmann was one of America’s most distinctive photographers. Gutmann was born in Germany where he became an artist. He later fled Germany due to the Nazi’s because he was a Jew. Gutmann moved to San Francisco and re-established himself as a photojournalist captivating the lives of Americans. He mainly took photographs of people who were imperfect like himself because of his Jewish nationality. Gutmann targeted the poor, circus folk, the gay community and the rich. Two of Gutmann’s works are An Exhausted Crippled Beggar Asleep at the Roadside to a Temple, and Feathers and Sequence. In Gutmann’s first work, An Exhausted Crippled Beggar Asleep at the Roadside to a Temple, there is an old crippled man lying on the ground. The man only has one foot and is curled up with his knees tucked into his chest. This photo was taken in 1945 in Yunnan China, which was the final year of World War II. China was going through a period of famine and disgrace, with their armies weak and 2.2 million deaths. Ultimately, China was at its all-time low, which explains the many homeless and poor people living on the streets. The second photo is Feathers and Sequence, showing a showgirl covered in feathers and pearls. This second photo was taken in 1979, when America was recovering from the Vietnam War. This woman is covered in lavish sequence, feathers and pearls unlike the other photo of the man covered in dirt and tattered clothes. These two photos are similar because they are both examples of…
The fundamental theorem of Calculus: The fundamental theorem of calculus asserts the interrelated properties of integration and differentiation. It says that a function when differentiated, can be brought back by integrating (anti-derivative) or a function when integrated, can be brought back by differentiation. First theorem: Let f be a function that is integrable on [a,x] for each x in [a,b], then let c be such that a≤c≤b and define a new function A as follows, A(x)=∫_c^x▒f(x)dt, if a≤x≤b.…
Fundamental Theorem of Calculus The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus evaluate an antiderivative at the upper and lower limits of integration and take the difference. This theorem is separated into two parts. The first part is called the first fundamental theorem of calculus and states that one of the antiderivatives of some function may be obtained as the integral of the function with a variable bound of integration. The second part of the theorem, called the second fundamental theorem of…
marking an epistemic shift from the noumenal to the phenomenal realm, Kant places knowledge solely within the realm of appearances. By doing this, Kant shares with modern phenomenologists the overarching goal of "saving the phenomena".13 Kant roots the knowledge of phenomena into a thinking about being itself.14 He marks a major shift from the previous and predominant school of transcendental realism, and opens up the phenomenological method of simply beginning to analyze what makes our…
Memory and personal identity are an integral part of our lives. These characteristics and traits assist us in the way we make decisions and approach situations. Memory in relation to personal identity is a topic that has been studied by several Philosophers. The question of whether or not memory presupposes identity is a circular one, and therefore makes this question important. To study this, I looked at Parfits theory of Psychological continuity, and how it was seen as problematic due to its…
Materiality and Identity Megan Holmes’s “Miraculous Images in Renaissance Florence” examines many of the ramifications of materiality. The materiality, an image’s physical properties, has direct impacts on the expression and popularity of immagini miracolose. These sacred images are subjects of miracles throughout the late 13th to 16th centuries. Two of the most important ramifications of materiality include the accessibility of the religious images and manifestation of the miracles. In this…
1. Henri Lebesgue [8] Lebesgue is credited for many amazing discoveries to different areas of mathematics. In the area of topology, Lebesgue is known for his covering theorem which is used for finding the dimensions of a set. He is also credited for his work on the Fourier series. He was able to demonstrate that using term by term integration of a series that were Lebesgue integrable functions was always valid and therefore, gave validation to Fourier’s proof of his series. What is now…
1. What are the least, and most, amount of distinct zeroes of a 7th degree polynomial, given that at least one root is a complex number? Answer: If the equation is 7th degree then it has 7 roots. Those roots can be complex or real. Complex roots always come in pairs, so if it has one, then it has 2, the other one being the conjugate of the first one. This in other words, if one complex root is a + bi, then the other complex root is a – bi. If at least one root were complex, then we would have a…
This frenzy overtook the media as the latest pop culture craze. Many of the young Beatles fans soon learned about the teachings of this type of meditation and what it had to offer. The Fab Four were quick to be pinned by the media as “The Beatles’ Guru.” While other stars looked into psychedelics and LSD to “open the doors to higher powers,” Harrison turned to meditation, spiritual literature and looked up to Ravi Shankar for guidance. Goldberg has estimated that during the 70s, the Beatles…
Conversational Counseling Conversation between the counselor and addict would integrate the addict’s experience of pure consciousness during the practice of Transcendental Meditation and his/her experience of the truths contained within Practical Philosophy. Conversational Counseling would facilitate the growth and sustainability of the experience of pure consciousness beyond the practice of Transcendental Meditation allowing pure consciousness to be experienced within daily life. This…