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  • Romantic And Anti Transcendentalist Elements
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne, an American novelist lived from 1804 to 1864. Hawthorne's works are deeply concerned with the ethical problems of sin, punishment, and atonement. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1825 and returned to his Salem home living in semi-seclusion and writing. Hawthorne's exploration of these themes were related to the sense of guilt he felt about the roles of his ancestors in the 17th-century persecution of Quakers and in the 1692 witchcraft trials of Salem, Massachusetts. Hawt...
  • Heidegger's Experiment And The Birthmark
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    'Dr Heidegger's Experiment " An eccentric aging physician, Dr. Heidegger, calls together his old friends and contemporaries to test his waters of the 'fountain of youth. ' As the doctor himself sits by to enjoy the show, each of his four aged friends eagerly quaffs more and more of the magic potion, each draught further carrying them backwards into their shared youth. Having grown young, smooth-skinned and agile again, the three men begin to fight for the favors of the fourth compatriot now rest...
  • Properties Dr Heidegger
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    Dr. Heidegger's Experiment Essay In every experiment, the conductor is out to prove a particular theory. That is the case in Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story Dr. Heidegger's Experiment. The story consists of four extremely old people specifically chosen by Dr. Heidegger, three men and one woman who had known each other when they were younger. In the experiment, each subject is given the chance to be young again by drinking from the fountain of youth. In his experiment, Dr. Heidegger may have be...
  • Heidegger's Comments Upon Being In The World
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    Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) was, and still is considered to be, along with the likes of Soren Kierkegaard, Edmund Husserl and Jean-Paul Sartre, one of the principal exponents of 20th century Existentialism. An extraordinarily original thinker, a critic of technological society and the leading Ontologist of his time, Heidegger's philosophy became a primary influence upon the thoughts of the younger generations of continental European cultural personalities of his time. The son of a Catholic sext...
  • Heidegger's Philosophy
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    Heidegger & Nazism Martin Heidegger, one of the twentieth century's most distinguished philosophers, whose influence has spread far throughout many academic fields and thus changed the look of Western philosophy. In his 1927 book Being and Time, his first major publication, broke the trend of Western philosophy which had dominated thinking since Descartes. It set the tone of the radically new patterns of thought in an era 'grounded' in technology in society, and the reaction to the death of God,...
  • Years About Dr Heidegger
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    Dr. Heidegger is the main character of this story. He causes the characters of this story to have hope that they can relive their lives over again, that they can be young again. But, before this experiment begins, Dr. Heidegger already knows that this will only be a brief glimpse of their former self. Dr. Heidegger is a strange character. His study is the source of many stories. He has a skeleton in the closet. The study is full of cobwebs and dust. When the four characters hear of his experimen...

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