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  • My Favorite Food Around The Fall Season
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    I closed my eyes and sat quietly in the classroom. The slightest scent of cinnamon in the air and I was stuck. It was like turning back the hands of time to the most beautiful Autumn season I could remember. The aroma painted a picture in my mind that was so realistic every one of my senses were triggered. The first sense that my brain detected was my sense of smell. I could smell holiday baking in the kitchen. Other things that I could smell were Big Red Gum, cinnamon buns, cinnamon pop tarts, ...
  • Freud's Ego Defense Mechanisms
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    Sigmund Freud is perhaps one of the most well-known theorists in regards to the study of the human psyche. Freud's model of the human psyche is comprised of three core elements: the Id, or the unconscious mind; things out of our awareness. The Superego, or the subconscious mind, and finally the Ego, which lies between the unconscious and subconscious. In psychoanalysis, an ego defense mechanism is an unconscious personality reaction that the ego uses to protect our conscious mind from threatenin...
  • Free Thinking And Open Mind
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    Societal Conditioning According to "Self-Reliance", an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members", and. ".. you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it". Emerson obviously understood the workings of human society quite well. He says that society works to destroy the "manhood " of its members. This "manhood" could be a number of things, but any interpretation, directly or indirect...
  • Materialistic World In His Time
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    In the short story A Perfect Day for Banana fish by J.D. Salinger, the fact that Seymour Glass is experiencing severe mental problems is undeniable. The way in which he conducts himself, and the way the order of events took place on the day of his death make for a bizarre scenario, which makes his strange sickness evident. Although he goes about his day with certain odd characteristics of his appearance and his actions, he seems to be at peace with himself for the majority of the story (while he...
  • Berkeley's Two Arguments Of Resemblance And Inconceivability
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    5. Explain and assess Berkeley's most powerful reasons for thinking that things other than minds have no absolute existence altogether apart from or independent of minds. Metaphysics is the study of the ultimate nature of reality and deals with what is truly real as oppose to what appears to be real. Berkeley is an idealist who believes that things other than minds have no absolute existence altogether apart from or independent of minds. He has several arguments but only the resemblance argument...
  • Mind Body
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    Essay # 2 Rene Descartes was a French philosopher. His theory is that reality consists of mind and matter. Descartes answers the question or attempts to answer the question of "what is real?" using dualism. Dualism is defined as the view that reality is composed of two different substances, so that neither one can be related to the other. Such examples being; spirit / matter, mind / body, good / evil. Descartes feels that the human can be broken down into two separate substances; a mind having n...
  • Moves Minds
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    Brian Foss Observation essay From Where I Stand It has become a parent to me in the past few months that most people are not really thinkers. Most who read this essay will be lost, and will not comprehend many of the theories I adress. I cannot begin to understand why, but most people are not even the least bit curious about what, in our lives is real. From where I stand right now, I know or believe to know certain things. I believe that this pencil is real. I believe this note book is real. I b...
  • Christopher Tony
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    Tony Soprano tries to be a good family man on two fronts - to his wife, kids and widowed mother - and as a capo in the New Jersey mob. The pressures of work and family life gave him anxiety attacks so Tony started seeing a psychiatrist which is not the kind of thing a guy advertises in the circles Tony moves in - it could get him killed - so he kept it to himself. So what caused all this stress On the home front his marriage is shaky and his mother needs a nursing home (call it a "retirement com...
  • Superstition For Luck
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    Superstitions: Mind over Matter When was the last time you picked a penny up off the ground? Did it bring good luck? After scoring high on your exam in high school, did you adopt that pen as 'your lucky pen?' I am guilty; I look to superstition for luck, guidance, answers - anything to help me decide the many paths life will take. Are we irrational for believing something we cannot prove? Society has accumulated many superstitions over the course of history. Most people have their own reasons fo...

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