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  • Most Unconscious Form Of Defense Mechanism
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    All people use defense mechanisms, whether they be consciously or unconsciously. Anxiety may arise from an intense situation or even past experience. It is then the ego's job to displace anxiety so as to protect the rest of the mind. Through defense mechanisms such as sublimation, repression, fantasy, compulsive fun-seeking, and negativism, the ego eliminates anxiety caused by surroundings which in effect tries to prevent insanity. Fantasy is a device used to thwart reality. It involved the imag...
  • People's Realities
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    Going to the movies is fun. You get your candy and your drink and are taken away into a fictional world for two or three hours, then leave the theater and get back to reality. But is what you " re going back to really reality? Plato said no. In the 'Allegory of the Cave' (chapter XXV) in the The Republic he proposes that we all live like people in a movie theater, only he uses prisoners in a cave to illustrate the situation. He creates an image of prisoners, chained down in a cave, so all they c...
  • Spiritual Realm And The Reality
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    Throughout many centuries philosophers have tried to explain the nature of reality and the order that exists within the universe around us. The purpose of this paper is to first trace the developments that led up to modernity. Next I will react to the claim made by Fredrick Nietzsche that "God is dead" from a Biblical perspective. Philosophers have attempted to answer that question of what reality is and how to answer the questions that everyone faced. The first philosopher Thales held that wate...
  • Assumption Of External Reality
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    Chapter's 3 & 4 SynopsisByMark Childers PHIL 1381 June 4, 2005 Chapters 3 & 4 Synopsis I believe the assumption of an external reality is the assumption that there is a real world that is external to our mind and senses, and that it exists whether or not we as observers exist, and whether or not we are observing it. This assumption cannot be proved because all of our perceptions, without exception, are mental images, and we have no means to go beyond our mental images. It is one we all commonly ...
  • Deeper Into The Heart Of Darkness
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    In the Heart of Darkness, it is very easy to forget what is real and what is civilized. The rivets that Marlow talks about, to fix his boat, are very symbolic of his need to become riveted to reality. Marlow feels that he is slipping into savagery from what he sees around him. In the story, The Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, there is a fine line between civilization and savagery and Marlow needs the rivets to help him find himself in his own soul or where his own reality is. The ivory is a...
  • Tom's Escape From Reality
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    In The Glass Menagerie, it is very clear that there is a major struggle between all of the characters and reality. Amanda, Laura, and Tom are the three main characters that had this struggle. Tennessee Williams did a wonderful job describing scenes and using symbolism throughout the story to stress this struggle. First, Amanda clearly struggles with the thought of facing reality for a couple of reasons. Amanda seemed like she was always living in the past. She always referred back to her days at...
  • Biological Standardization Humans Experience One Reality
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    My Choice to Abuse Drugs INTRODUCTION A Once upon a time, I and a friend of mine were sitting on a bench in typical public garden between some little blocks of flats, just outside the center of the city of Sofia. It had stopped raining about an hour before, luckily we had found a dry bench - sheltered from the rain by the branches of a chestnut tree - and were sharing a joint, wearily eyeing a bunch of old ladies that were sitting and staring into empty space on the other end of the garden. One ...

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