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  • A Personal Matter

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    In A Personal Matter, Bird’s ultimate decision to dismantle his fantasy of adventure in Africa and reconcile with his reality illustrates Oe's belief that humans are in fact self-created. Nietzsche, a 19th century German philosopher, romantically encourages humans to fracture the constraints of society and to venture into the abyss of the unknown. While Sartre, a 20th century French philosopher, argues that humans must embrace their reality and discover their essence. Initially, Bird reflects the

  • Essay about Daniel Miller's Material Cultures: Why Some Things Matter

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    In the introduction to Material Cultures: Why Some Things Matter, Daniel Miller describes the book as part of the second stage of the development of material culture studies. The first stage was the recognition by writers such as Appadurai and Bourdieu as well as Miller that material culture is important and worthy of study. The second stage is the argument made in this book: that it is crucial to focus on "the diversity of material worlds" without reducing these material worlds to symbols for "real"

  • Differences: What Are Unspoken Agreements?

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    What are Unspoken Agreements? Unspoken Agreements are those thought arrangments that are formed between us and other people, circumstances or ideas, that generate a certain kind of advantage for us. These agreements may have the power to justify our feelings, thoughts or actions. As ration beings, it’s quite likely that we create these agreements to prove ourselves right, save ourselves of any guilt for feeling negative about other person or situation, or to even conceal our emotions. Our true nature

  • Personal Crisis: My Personal Experience With Crisis

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    Personal Experience with Crisis We have all experience some form of crisis in our life. Whether it is minor or more severe, it is something that many of us can not control. A crisis can involve a series of stressful events or one difficult point in life that effects a person’s overall well-being. I had a hard time coming up with what to write as my crisis for this assignment because when I hear the word crisis, the first thing that comes to mind is that crisis is a very severe event such

  • Aristotle On Distinction Between Substance And Matter Essay

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    ARISTOTLE ON DISTINCTION BETWEEN SUBSTANCE AND MATTER INTRODUCTION Aristotle was both a political thinker and a philosopher. So, we can see their effects on his writings. Moreover, he was hugely influenced by his great teacher Plato, who was in turn a disciple of the great thinker Socrates. He discussed about Substance and Matter in his book ‘Metaphysics’ mainly, apart from discussing them in his book ‘Ethics’. Generally, substance and matter are understood to be the same thing. But philosophically

  • What Is The Reflection In 'The Nature Of Things' By Lucretius?

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    Lucretius in “The Nature of Things” explains that there are only two entities that make up bodies in the universe: matter and void. Matter is ever-present and does not decay while the void is a nothingness that allows for motion and change. Marcus Aurelius in “Meditations” explains that matter and the soul are the components of the universe, with the soul in some sense filling the void. Lucretius’ “void” has a correlation to Aurelius’ “soul.” Both philosophers explain how the concept of the void

  • Analysis Of Nimble Storage Should Periodically Assess Its Culture

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    Solutions Nimble Storage should periodically assess its culture. The company has already made efforts to establish its values and culture to employees, especially during orientation and trainings. One of the values is “No Jerks” which emphasizes hiring employees based on organizational fit rather than performance—“even if someone is performing well in their jobs but is doing so to the detriment of the organization, then that’s not what we want and you will not survive here” (Bahrami, 2015, p. 10)

  • We are Immigrants at a Community College

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    hero. I sincerely admire his versatility. His contributions on electricity is remarkable. Moreover, his bravery in his kite experiment always motivates me to concentrate on my research, never deterred by any potential danger. I wish to develop my personal qualities at Penn and the inherit Benjamin Franklin’s spirit and philosophy. Academically, I look forward to attending an institution where I can personalize my education. College of Art and Science at Penn resonates with my educational goals. The

  • Obesity Is Not An Isolated, Personal Matter

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    Obesity, a health condition commonly characterized by the excessive accumulation and retention of fat in the body, is found in more than twenty-eight percent of adults. This statistic found in 2015 is a new high for obesity rates with a two and a half percentage increase since 2008. This represents an increase of about six million American adults. With the addition of about seventeen percent of children and teens aged two to nineteen years old also being affected by this health condition, about a

  • Beauty Is No Longer A Personal Matter

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    The definition of beauty is vague because beauty itself is a quite subjective matter. A certain features may be considered as beautiful to some, but not to others. It comes to a conclusion that beauty is defined by the society an individual belongs to. With the help of the mass media, a number of computer edited images are presented to the public, and these images are often promoted as “beautiful.” Many people seek to alter their appearances through surgeries, and some even become obsessed with the