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  • Predicable Of A Primary Substance
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    Aristotle's Categories Things are said to be named 'equivocally' when, though they have a common name, the definition corresponding with the name differs for each. Thus, a real man and a figure in a picture can both lay claim to the name 'animal'; yet these are equivocally so named, for, though they have a common name, the definition corresponding with the name differs for each. For should any one define in what sense each is an animal, his definition in the one case will be appropriate to that ...
  • Mr Kurtz As A Remarkable Individual
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    Each person has a different definition of what the term 'remarkable' means; each unique definition, holds a significant link to the other. This link is that the term is always given to a person that holds certain characteristics that are superior to the average individual. The set of characteristics that are observed tend to subscribe to the specific set of values of the person issuing the remark. Marlow, the main character in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is able to assert that Mr. Kurtz wa...
  • King Laios And Oedipus
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    Oedipus The King: Existence of Man Since the beginning of time, man has used various methods on which to pass down stories, beliefs, and myths which explain different aspects of life. From oral tradition, to pictographs, to clay tablets, and onto paper, all compose the world of literature. Literature has always been an infinite realm of ideas, morals, and trains of thought. Although the sphere of literature is encircled with extreme diversity of thought, its core is focused on one theme: man. Al...
  • Ellison's The Invisible Man
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    The Invisible Man Ralph Ellison's The Invisible Man shows the conflict or struggle of one Black man struggling in a white culture. The most important section of this novel is that in, which the narrator joins "the Brotherhood", an organization designed to improve the condition under which his race is at the time. The narrator works hard for society. The narrator works hard for being rewarded society and his efforts named the representative of Harlem district. One of the first people he meets is ...
  • Emerson's Individualism Ideas And People
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    Transcendentalism is the philosophy that reality cannot be known and the divine is the guiding principle in man. Transcendentalism says that the way to god is through yourself; your inner thoughts lead you to a spiritual reality. Transcendentalism is made up of four main ideas: idealism, optimism, religion, and individualism. In Emerson's essay 'Self Reliance,' he expresses his optimistic faith in the power of individual achievement and originality. He also considered the overarching need to dis...
  • Negative Force In Ruth's Childhood
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    The community in the Color of Water, by James McBride, is defined as the family. While it is a negative force during Ruth's childhood, the community becomes a positive force during Ruth's adulthood. The community is a negative force in Ruth's childhood because nobody in her family loved her. Ruth's father molested her repeatedly when she was a child. Her mother just sat idly by like a ghost while all of this took place. Her family disowned her because she married a black man, and then when she t...
  • Anonymous Man In The Story
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    All existentialists have followed the teachings that stress the importance of passionate individual action in deciding questions of both morality and truth. They have insisted, accordingly, that personal experience and acting on one's own convictions are essential in arriving at the truth. As a result, the understanding of a situation by someone involved in that situation is superior to that of a detached, objective observer. This emphasis on the perspective of the individual agent has also made...

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