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Philosophy Book Report/Review

Different Kinds of Progress - Stephen Hawkings a Brief History of Time and Thomas Paines The Age of Reason
Thomas Paine’s “The Age of Reason” was written in the form of a pamphlet, a popular form of written literature in, particularly 17th and 18th century Britain and America. Paine used the pamphlet to compress his ideas and arguments into a tight space and to disseminate these ideas to a very wide audience.
Pages: 11 (2750 words), Book Report/Review
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Viktor E. Frankl's Mans Search for Meaning
It will not be an overstatement that this book has a historical significance attached, since it informs the reader about what actually used to happen in those concentration camps, and the insanely inhuman behaviors that were being adopted by Germans. In this book, the author’s narration of his personal experiences is vivid, explicit and at the same time compelling. It is compelling because instead of burdening human mind with the complexities of nature and psychological revelations, the novel
Pages: 9 (2250 words), Book Report/Review
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In order to have a strong argument in support of the misdoings of the television, Postman then goes for Huxley’s sentiments. Grounding on this, then it is evident that these are well paced arguments in tune with time and the changes on the scenes of the happenings around the world.Thirdly, the arguments that Postman puts across are both realistic and thought-provoking. For instance, the fact that television production is mainly pre-occupied by beauty at the expense of content is an observable
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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Book Review
In order to have a strong argument in support of the misdoings of the television, Postman then goes for Huxley’s sentiments. Grounding on this, then it is evident that these are well paced arguments in tune with time and the changes on the scenes of the happenings around the world.Thirdly, the arguments that Postman puts across are both realistic and thought-provoking. For instance, the fact that television production is mainly pre-occupied by beauty at the expense of content is an observable
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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Review of Amusing Ourselves to Death. Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
In the introductory remarks, Postman links the earlier thought on the future of the world in as far as communication is concerned by reviewing the sentiments of Orwell and Huxley. Orwell’s fear is that the world will be destroyed by what people hate while Huxley argues that the world will be destroyed mainly by what people like most. (As cited in Postman). In order to have a strong argument in support of the misdoings of the television, Postman thus goes for Huxley’s sentiments. Grounding
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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Why does Buss think men and women sometimes pursue casual sex
Naturally, this short-term strategy does not place any emphasis upon the fathering of these children or seeking to distribute resources and establish any type of a stable environment for the offspring that would likely occur from these unions. Conversely, Buss also notes that an alternative approach, which is been evidenced throughout history, is a long-term relationship seeking male that attempts to engage with a single fertile woman and raise offspring with her. The natural biological
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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Man's Search for Meaning By Viktor E. Frankl
Frankl gives the example of those individuals imprisoned in the camp who were forced into a mass fast by the Nazis because they were protecting a fellow inmate who was unknown. Frankl suggests that these individuals realized that despite that suffering that they were experiencing, they were still accountable to other people as well as the Supreme Being. It was this sense of accountability that kept the inmates going because to do otherwise would have meant experiencing the disappointment of not
Pages: 6 (1500 words), Book Report/Review
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Writing on book The Business Solution To Poverty by Paul Polak and Mal Warwick
These eight principles are: an in depth understanding of the customers’ needs and desires; transforming local economies by developing completely new markets; crafting for scale as a main focus of the enterprise; putting into effect “ ruthless affordability” devices and “extremely efficient” business processes; crafting for a profit margin that stimulates private capital and market forces; crafting for entirely decentralized last mile distribution networks that make use of local
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Book analyze
Pride related to greatness is likewise distorted. As many disasters give us a kind of clean satisfaction in the tragic, any gratification gained from watching Medea takes perverse form. Pride drives Medea to unnecessarily brutal action.Current audiences have difficulty to convince how exile is horrible for the ancient Greeks. For the sake of her husband, Medea made herself and exile. She is very from her families and friends so as to protect herself. She has also made her family to be exile in
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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Book analyze
But expressions of the interest in the action such as Callipho makes are deliberately designed to estimate the interest of the audience, and they cannot be taken as sound evidence of contamination. Besides, the Pseudolus moves too rapidly to allow the spectator time for reflection on minor inconsistencies.However, the comic gives us an overview regarding the relationship between Candorus and Pseudolus. Some of the similar characters both characters portray are that they are the masters as well
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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Book analyze
Jason believes that his decision of remarrying another woman was in the best interest of both him and Medea, but Medea finds this as a spineless idea. She goes ahead and refuses to take the tokens and offers given to her by Jason. In order to balance the play; Medea involves herself in a deception. She starts pretending that she is merciful to her husband and tries to bring Jason to her confidence through giving Jason’s new wife some gifts that included a dress and a coronet. Apparently, the
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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Media roles in africa changing electoral process edited by cosmas uchenna nwokeafor
The health of democracy will depend upon the performance of the media, and its survival is important viewed from the overall health of the nation.The research design adopted by the authors is descriptive statistical with the use of a self-administered survey by collecting random samples of media administrators and the journalists who were instrumental in gathering, analyzing and providing the news content and their observations on the election process. Though the staff of the media, journalists
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Philosophy/ book review/critique
This is of immense significance because, all said and done, the system of elections is all about competition and rivalry, and, democracy, in spite of its noblest intentions and framework, can do more harm than good if the hunger for power becomes the primary motivation to the various political groups that race against each other to capture the seat of power by hook or by crook. A proactive role of the media, therefore, becomes all the more important in educating the electorate and putting in
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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A Religion of One`s Own by Thomas Moore
The ability to lose oneself in daily actions uniting with eternal can turn every person into a mystic. It is stunning how the author uses numerous examples of people who have found their own religion like famous spaceman Edgar Mitchell, a painter Georgia O’Keeffe or even his uncle Tom, a farmer. Involving mysticism in a daily life through woodcarving, painting, just watching the sky makes you closer to the God. In such a way Moore suggests that the true religion is available to everyone
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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Stages of Faith
It enables people to perceive a backdrop of image comprehension of the true value, power and concrete life meaning. Piaget’s Kohlberg’s stage theory has proper formal terms and reasoning. Human general features in growth and development are vivid in general knowledge and adoption. Fowler way of argument insists more on religious practice discussion. He also provides a good model for evaluation and investigation of faith development. His work acknowledges faith in the context of universal
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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Early Buddhist Discourses by John Holder
Breaking of these parts brings death. After death they make new combinations and start the process of reincarnation based on one’s previous life experience. John Holder writes: “Experience figures prominently in the Buddha’s teaching in at least three ways: first, the experience of suffering is the motivation for seeking a religious path in life (see the First Noble Truth discussed later); second, he taught that experience is the proper way to justify claims to knowledge; and, third, he
Pages: 3 (750 words), Book Report/Review
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Taking Heaven by Storm
Wiggers answer to his question is that the popularity of early Methodist rose because it was ‘of the people. To come up with this answer, wigger primarily used the journal and memoirs of Methodist circuit riders. Additionally, he uses institutional records to support his thesis. Wigger uses the first chapters of his book Taking Heaven by Storm to explore the various factors behind the Methodists’ popularity. Chapter one recapitulates the normal interpretation that democratization in early
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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Themes of adult life
Decline stands in disapproval to progress. These two notions appear to be an anthropocentric simplification of a biological process that is more complex. Rather, they appear to refer to the extent of the future one has in front of oneself. But only a fabricated future may have an end and, therefore, a beginning. The future is not in anybodys control. It is not yet clear what the future involves. This is at the base of our human condition and is indispensable to the vulnerability of human
Pages: 7 (1750 words), Book Report/Review
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How and why do Hansen, Siegel, and Epstein differ in their approach to trauma
The originality and authenticity of the writer together with his inward struggles help the individuals search for happiness despite the trauma. It opens our mind to understand the suffering of other and seek for internal happiness.Jonathan Haidt is a professor of ethics and a psychologist at the University of New York. He researches on the morals of human beings on their daily to activities (Haidt, 8). He began with research by studying the negative emotions of individuals. The emotions are the
Pages: 6 (1500 words), Book Report/Review
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Geek Sublime (book review and answering questions)
According to him, the origin of coding was in Afghanistan to Java and then to other cultures. In the invention and origin, Chandra turns instead to the programming as a language being a bestiary of which he lovingly describes: from the crude early PL/1 to Microsoft’s dorky Visual Basic, the fashionable Closure. In this situation, he thought coding was first started as a language and then was used in other means.When Chandra writes the first novel ‘Red Earth and Pouring Rain’ he says that
Pages: 8 (2000 words), Book Report/Review
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