Rational Temperament

Waiting For Godot: Samuel Becketts Theatre Of The Absurd
Waiting For Godot: Samuel Becketts Theatre Of The Absurd
Waiting for Godot: Samuel Beckett's Theatre of the Absurd Last November, I had the opportunity to view a New York City production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Unfamiliar with the genre of Theatre of the Absurd, I spent the first 99% of the show trying to understand what was materializing on stage. It was not until the conclusion of the second act that I fully understood that nothing was happening, and that was the purpose of the play. Giving me an overall expression of the hopelessn
Cicero
Cicero
Cicero Cicero, was truly a man of the state. His writings also show us he was equally a man of philosophical temperament and affluence. Yet at times these two forces within Cicero clash and contradict with the early stoic teachings. Cicero gradually adopted the stoic lifestyle but not altogether entirely, and this is somewhat due to the fact of what it was like to be a roman of the time. The morals of everyday Rome conflicted with some of the stoic ideals that were set by early stoicism. Thus, C
A Comparison Of Macbeth And Crime And Punishment
A Comparison Of Macbeth And Crime And Punishment
A Comparison of Macbeth and Crime and Punishment Shakespeare's ?Macbeth? and Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment explore the psychological depths of man. These two works examine tragedy as represented through the existential beliefs of many philosophers. Existentialist theory expresses the idea that man can satisfy his own needs, regardless of social codes, if he has the energy and ambition to act. Both Macbeth and Raskolnikov have the ambition to act, but each struggles internally with their acti
Canterbury Tales By Reeve
Canterbury Tales By Reeve
Canterbury Tales By Reeve Such comments as, I pray to God his nekke mote to-breke quickly reveal that the verbal game of quite involves much more than a free meal to the Reeve in The Canterbury Tales (I 3918). This overreaction, which grabs the attention of the audience and gives it pause, is characteristic of the Reeve's ostensibly odd behavior, being given to morose speeches followed by violent outbursts, all the while harboring spiteful desires. Anger typifies the Reeve's dialogue and
Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allen Poe To be buried while alive is, beyond question, the most terrific of these extremes which has ever fallen to the lot of mere mortality. That it has frequently, very frequently, so fallen will scarcely be denied by those who think. The boundaries that divide life from death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins? Edgar Allan Poe often uses the motif of premature or concealed burials in his literary works. One such story is The Ca
Moby Dick
Moby Dick
Moby Dick Moby Dick can be viewed as a tragedy. Webster's Dictionary defines tragedy as a dramatic composition, dealing with a serious or somber theme, typically that of a great person destined through flaw of character or conflict with some overpowering force, fate or circumstance to downfall or destruction. This describes Moby Dick very well, as we discover as the story unfolds. Ahab, one of the key characters in the novel, can be viewed as the protagonist, one who causes the actions that o
Robert Frost Poems
Robert Frost Poems
Robert Frost Poems From the later 1800's (1874) to the middle 1900's (1963), Robert Frost gave the world a window to view the world through poetry. From A Boy's Will to Mountain Interval, he has explored many different aspects of writing. Giving us poems that define hope and happiness to poems of pure morbid characteristics; all of Robert Frost's poems explain the nature of living. But why does Frost take two totally different views in his poems? Is it because of his basic temperament or co
Cicero, Was Truly A Man Of The State. His Writings Also Show Us He Was
Cicero, Was Truly A Man Of The State. His Writings Also Show Us He Was
Cicero, was truly a man of the state. His writings also show us he was equally a man of philosophical temperament and affluence. Yet at times these two forces within Cicero clash and contradict with the early stoic teachings. Cicero gradually adopted the stoic lifestyle but not altogether entirely, and this is somewhat due to the fact of what it was like to be a roman of the time. The morals of everyday Rome conflicted with some of the stoic ideals that were set by early stoicism. Thus, Cicero c
Drama Of Ancient Greece
Drama Of Ancient Greece
Drama Of Ancient Greece Final Paper: Drama of Ancient Greece The Greek dramatists have bequeathed immensely to the current mode of modern Western literature. Shakespeare and his contemporaries revered them for their distinct and explicit language, their dramatic scenes, and their extravagant processions. The language of their stories has connoted itself into both, the Western dialect and Western literature in general. The establishment of Ancient Greek culture that has left the most immutable im
Thomas More: Utopia
Thomas More: Utopia
Thomas More: Utopia The historical Thomas More, the author of Utopia, was an extraordinarily complicated man who tied up all the threads of his life in his heroic death. The Utopia is the sort of complicated book that we should expect from so complicated a man. It is heavy with irony, but then irony was the experience of life in the Sixteenth Century. Everywhere--in church, government, society, and even scholarship--profession and practice stood separated by an abyss. The great difficulty of iro
Gates
Gates
Gates Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft in 1975 and served as its Chief Executive Officer form the time the original partnership was incorporated in 1981 until January 2000. Then he resigned as Chief Executive Officer and took on the position of Chief Software Architect. Mr. Gates has served as Chairman of the Board since the companys incorporation. Bill Gates is recognized as the youngest self-made billionaire in history. His windows operating system, runs the vast majority of personal computers
Rappaccinis Daughter
Rappaccinis Daughter
Rappaccinis Daughter In Rappaccini's Daughter, Nathaniel Hawthorne examines the combination of good and evil in people through the relationships of the story's main characters. The lovely and yet poisonous Beatrice, the daughter of the scientist Rappaccini, is the central figure of the story, while her neighbor Giovanni becomes the observer, participant, and interpreter of the strange events that transpire within the garden next door. It is Giovanni's inability to understand these events that ev
Intelligence: Genetic And Environmental Factors
Intelligence: Genetic And Environmental Factors
Intelligence: Genetic And Environmental Factors Intelligence: Genetic and Environmental Factors One of the most interesting and controversial areas in behavioral genetics, human intelligence is currently assumed to be subject to both genetic and environmental influences. While this assumption is accepted by a majority of geneticists and behavioral scientists, there is great disagreement on the degree of influence each contributes. Arguments for environmental influences are compelling; at the sam
Mozart
Mozart
Mozart Mozart was born on January 27th, 1756. He was born to Leopold and Anna Maria Mozart. He had a sister named Maria Anna Mozart, who was also musically talented. Mozart was a young boy who showed talent from the beginning of his life. He never attended a proper school, which was a custom for children of that time. Instead of going to school, he was taught by his father who was a respectable man in Salzburg. His father held many professions such as concertmaster for the court orchestra of the
Silence And Suppression In The Reeves Tale
Silence And Suppression In The Reeves Tale
Silence And Suppression In The Reeve's Tale Such comments as, ?I pray to God his nekke mote to-breke? quickly reveal that the verbal game of ?quite? involves much more than a free meal to the Reeve in ?The Canterbury Tales? (I 3918). This overreaction, which grabs the attention of the audience and gives it pause, is characteristic of the Reeve's ostensibly odd behavior, being given to morose speeches followed by violent outbursts, all the while harboring spiteful desires. Anger typifies the Reev
Human Growth And Development
Human Growth And Development
Human Growth And Development Human Growth and Development 1. abusive relationship: when one partner in a relationship becomes violent or aggressive toward the other. 2. accommodation: according to Piaget, changing existing knowledge based on new knowledge. 3. achievement status: identity status in which adolescents have explored alternative identities and are now secure in their chosen identities. 4. active euthanasia: deliberate ending of someone's life. 5. activities of daily living (ADL's): s
Bush and The Finacial Crisis
Bush and The Finacial Crisis
Throughout the semester we have read numerous books by numerous different authors that provide insight and advice into the nature of decision-making in political leadership. Using the normative theories by Gergen, Matthews, Carville and Begala, and Heifetz and Linsky we can evaluate and interpret the decisions made by George Bush and his financial team during the financial crisis, as interpreted by Bush in his autobiography ?Decision Points.? George W. Bush acquired office from former president
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder 9/27/2014   Bipolar Disorder Introduction Bipolar Disorder is said to be a mental disorder. It is also sometimes called manic-depressive illness. Causing dire change in mood, energy level, and behavior, this brain disorder makes it difficult for some people to function. Bipolar disorder (BD) is a complex disease with a high hereditability (around 80%); moreover the genetic correlation between its two fundamental features, mania and depression, is significant,
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy
Jonathon McNeil Introduction to Philosophy Fourth Writing Assignment In Immanuel Kant’s essay, “Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals”, Kant seeks to explain how his view of morality if different from the utilitarian. Kant says the morality of an action is independent of the consequences. According to the utilitarian, pleasure is the only intrinsic good. Kant on the other hand is not concerned with pleasure, because he does not see it as intrinsically good. Kant believes in what he refers to as
Catagorical Imperative
Catagorical Imperative
Catagorical Imperative ?The only acceptable motive for a moral action is that it should be done as a sense of moral duty.? Is this a justifiable claim? Before it is possible to analyse whether the statement, ?The only acceptable motive for a moral action is that it should be done as a sense of moral duty,? is a justifiable claim we must consider what ones moral duty is and if is it dependant or independent on the consequence of its action? For example we could state ones moral duty is never to l
Kubla Khan
Kubla Khan
Kubla Khan Kubla Khan If a man could pass thro' Paradise in a Dream, & have a flower presented to him as a pledge that his Soul had really been there, & found that flower in his hand when he awoke -- Aye! and what then? (CN, iii 4287) Kubla Khan is a fascinating and exasperating poem written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (. Almost everyone who has read it, has been charmed by its magic. It must surely be true that no poem of comparable length in English or any other language has been the subject of
Philosophy Of Language
Philosophy Of Language
Philosophy Of Language Throughout its history mankind has wondered about his place in the universe. In fact, second only to the existence of God, this subject is the most frequent topic of philosophical analysis. However, these two questions are very similar, to the point that in some philosophical analyses the questions are synonymous. In these particular philosophies, God takes the form of the universe itself or, more accurately, the structure and function of the universe. In any case, rather
Heathcliffs Obsession
Heathcliffs Obsession
Heathcliff's Obsession Heathcliff's Obsession Throughout Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff's personality could be defined as dark, menacing, and brooding. He is a dangerous character, with rapidly changing moods, capable of deep-seeded hatred, and incapable, it seems, of any kind of forgiveness or compromise. In the first 33 chapters, the text clearly establishes Heathcliff as an untamed, volatile, wild man and establishes his great love of Catherine and her usage of him as the source of his ill hum
Kubla Khan
Kubla Khan
Kubla Khan Kubla Khan If a man could pass thro' Paradise in a Dream, & have a flower presented to him as a pledge that his Soul had really been there, & found that flower in his hand when he awoke -- Aye! and what then? (CN, iii 4287) Kubla Khan is a fascinating and exasperating poem written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (. Almost everyone who has read it, has been charmed by its magic. It must surely be true that no poem of comparable length in English or any other language has been the subject of
Philosophy Of Matematics And Language
Philosophy Of Matematics And Language
Philosophy Of Matematics And Language Throughout its history mankind has wondered about his place in the universe. In fact, second only to the existence of God, this subject is the most frequent topic of philo-sophical analysis. However, these two questions are very similar, to the point that in some philosophical analyses the questions are synonymous. In these particular philoso-phies, God takes the form of the universe itself or, more accurately, the structure and function of the universe. In
Beyond The Problem Of Evil
Beyond The Problem Of Evil
Beyond The Problem Of Evil evil Beyond the Problem of Evil Introduction: The problem of evil is, in my opinion, the best point of departure for a fruitful dialogue between Christianity, traditionally conceived, and those strands of modern philosophy which have been perceived--indeed, have sometimes perceived themselves--as a threat to that tradition. As such, I will attempt first, to outline the problem of evil in the starkest terms possible, presenting Augustine's approach to its solution follo