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  • Ways
    527 words
    Open Eyes. An often forgotten essential in our short existence we call "life" is our need for at least a quintessential connection of spirituality for our own subsistence. And as this world we live in, develops into supposed "development' and as evolution directs our way of life into a tedious search of happiness derived from money... and a person in a modern society barely has a moment for a prayer and "time' being as impatient as it is, the youth have no seconds to just sit and contemplate the...
  • Moral Value Of Truth
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    What is Truth? Four values above all are the key to ultimate happiness and contentment and are evident in the first paragraph of 'The Sound of Laughter'; . Here it reads: 'My memory when I'm gone will be colorful, rich, full of happiness and light... they will see a bright smiling picture with trickles of laughter in the background and the chirp of peace echoing throughout my aura. ' ; Here my value of optimism is shown through being vulnerable to having your heart filled with color, richness, a...
  • Yossarian The Truth Of War
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    Although seen on the surface as a mere comedy about the destructiveness of war; Catch-22 becomes more than what is seen on the cover. Through Catch-22 Joseph Heller permeates the idea that there is no single definitive truth, that the world is the form of a continual clash of truths. Heller permeates his ideas of existentialism throughout the novel. Each character lives within his / her own world where each creates their individual ideas of right and wrong. Through this no single truth remains a...
  • Uncertain Answers
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    Theory Of Knowledge 'Don't give me any more facts! I need to make a decision right now!' Although one can question knowledge endlessly, one cannot forever suspend judgment while researching and reflecting. What would it mean to act responsibly in a situation where one cannot possess certainty? How would one justify the decision? Within all individuals, there is a basic necessity to obtain certain answers to questions, which is known as gumption. The satisfaction of this "gumption" in certain cas...
  • Only Valid Question About Knowledge Being
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    "To accept anything as true means to incur the risk of error. If I limit myself to knowledge that I consider true beyond doubt, I minimize the risk of error, but at the same time I maximize the risk of missing out on what may be the subtlest, most important, and most rewarding things in life". That was on page three of E.F. Schumacher's A Guide for the Perplexed. It was included on the third page on the text because it is one of the most important reoccurring themes throughout the book. Schumach...
  • Francis Bacon
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    "FRANCIS BACON" From the seventeenth century to the Age of Revolution, the shift from spiritual deference to secular or scientific fascination happened gradually. The new faith in man's rational abilities led to a rise in secular feeling and a corresponding decline in God's importance. Francis Bacon, among many other prominent figures in history, helped encourage this display of feelings. Francis Bacon was born in London in the year 1551 and died in 1626. He was a propogandizer for science, but ...
  • Disgraceful Misperception Due To Their Religious Austerity
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    All throughout the seventeenth-century, there was a continuous influx of religious individuals into North America. This inflow of settlers was primarily the result of the persecution of their denominations in their home by the established churches. The region with the most persecuted settlers was Massachusetts, which was to become the new residence of the Puritans. These ascetic folks based their theology on different grounds, praising simplicity in a very difficult way. Their views are dark, no...
  • Form Of Escape For Holden
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    Castle 1 Thomas Bryant CastleSalenger essay March 7, 2000 Escape from the truth In 1950 J.D. Salinger captures one of society's tragedies, the breakdown of a teenager, when he wrote The Catcher In The Rye. Holden Caulfield, a fickle "man" is not even a man at all. His unnecessary urge to lie to avoid confrontation defeats manhood. Holden has not matured and is unable to deal with the responsibility of living on his owe. He childishly uses a hunter's hat to disguise him self from others. The trut...
  • Enemy Of Truth Cries Don Quixote
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    'Facts are the enemy of truth!' cries Don Quixote de la Mancha. And I wonder, is this the madness of Quixote or Cervantes's inspiration? Can facts really be truth's enemy? Facts aren't adequate to explain how irrational perfection lies at the root of imperfect Aldonza. Facts have always misled us. For history and science, facts are used at all times. Yet in both areas, unprocessed facts are truth's enemy. Facts taken at face value deceive us every time. In the end, Quixote's family hauls him in ...
  • Correspondence Theory Of Truth
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    Simplicity and Complexity "Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 18: 4)". This seems to be a very simple scripture talking about simple ideas. Children understand the little things that adults have a tendency to exasperate inherent truths. The Bible shows us that children understand right from wrong without trying to convince everyone that there might be a loop hole. Why is it that adults complicate matters so much In order...
  • Our Own Genuine Truth Inside
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    What is truth? What is the truth, of what truth is? There are many answers to this question. Each answer may lie different, inside of each person. Only you know what truth is to you. In this essay I will describe what truth is to me, how I verify truth, and whether I believe truth to be good or bad. I will then compare and contrast my idea of truth, to that of Plato's truth, from his ideas in "Allegory Of The Cave". First of all we have, what is truth to me? Well for my definition of truth we ca...
  • One's Truth
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    The Only Truth Existing " We are, then, faced with a quite simple alternative: Either we deny that there is here anything that can be called truth - a choice that would make us deny what we experience most profoundly as our own being; or we must look beyond the realm of our 'natural' experience for a validation of our certainty. ' A famous philosopher, Rene Descartes, once stated, 'I am, [therefore] I exist. ' This statement holds the only truth found for certain in our 'natural " experience tha...
  • White Truth To The Extent Kurtz
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    By: Jen Armstrong The Heart of Darkness The search for truth and knowledge consumes us all at some point in our lives, but we don't always find what we are looking for in Truth. We wish it to be definitive, but more than that, we search for it with the strong belief that we will find it and be pleased, pleasantly enlightened, and will live better lives for it. In Heart of Darkness, it is shown that this is seldom true. Kurtz was destroyed by the truth he discovered about himself and the world he...
  • Enlightenment Truth
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    In Sophocles' play, Oedipus, the King, there are various instances where Oedipus tries to escape his destiny-enlightenment-only to discover the truth that he cannot. Similarly, in Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" the prisoner travails to understand and adjust to his newly visited environment. In both works, the men first had to realize their ignorance before they could begin to acquire knowledge and true understanding of the complexities of the human condition. Specifically, in Oedipus, the King, ...
  • First Issue
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    Carter began to run for presidency after the democratic national convention in 1972. His chief motto was to tell the people the truth and give them the best. He believed that why hide it from the public, who gives you their faith. His decision about running presidency was influenced when he stared meeting the president like Truman and Nixon. During the convention in 1972 he began to assess his strength and weakness, which was first serious step towards running for presidency. He laid out some of...
  • Light Of True Reality
    780 words
    Plato's analysis of the truth through "The Parable of the Cave" is an effective, valid tool to help us analyze our own life and ultimately find the truth. He did this by first analyzing his own life and the bearers who used shadows to keep him from reaching the roadway to wisdom. It has proved to be an effective assessment not only when he was alive but even up until today. The parable symbolizes man's struggle to reach understanding and enlightenment and is a universal and everlasting concept. ...
  • Meaning Of The Evolution Of Civilization
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    Part 1 In Sigmund Freud's book, Civilization and Its Discontents, his explanation of society's drive towards violence and death helps signify the importance of the book's title. Freud believes that people have a deep desire for violence and death and that society uses any opportunity to satisfy those desires. Those desires, since they are not always fulfilled, are what keep civilization from being content. Freud points to the history of human life and sees a huge amount of violence and destructi...
  • Complete Understanding Of The Nature Of Truth
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    The nature of truth has been linked with the good and the beautiful as one of man's supreme values. The pursuit of truth is indistinguishable in practice from the pursuit of knowledge, whether about the environment, nature, ethical duties and ideas, or the relation to the divine. (Boodin 208-209) The complete understanding of the nature of truth is not humanely achievable. From the natural events in our lives, we have ideas that we find are our personal truths. From these ideas, we have learned ...
  • Truth Value Of An A Priori Statement
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    By D.C. Burch 4 Nov 1996 Before I can go on to lay out the foundations of my belief system, I think it would be helpful to shed some light on the playing field in which these ideas are to be considered. This playing field is constructed of words and statements, of course, but the precise meaning of "words" and "statements" is often left unclear. I will begin by defining these things as I intend to use them. I will also make a cursory attempt to explain the different types of statements we will e...
  • Beauty In The Truth
    702 words
    Your Beauty, My Despair The statement that Beauty is truth; truth, beauty does not hold to be a correct implication for everyone as far as life goes or the poem London goes. This poem written by William Blake, is about life as he saw it in that time frame and environment of society. In Blakes, poem the reality or truth of young girls having babies out of wedlock, soldiers being killed in wars, and poor people struggling to make a living does not look beautiful to me. And so we ask ourselves the ...

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