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  • View Nature
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    Romanticism began in the mid-18th century and reached its height in the 19th century. The Romantic literature of the nineteenth century holds in its topics the ideals of the time period, concentrating on emotion, nature, and the expression of "nothing". The Romantic era was one that focused on the commonality of humankind and, while using emotion and nature; the poets and their works shed light on people's universal natures. Romanticism as a movement declined in the late 19th century and early 2...
  • Inequality
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    Analytical Essay: 'The Riddle of Inequality' The riddle of inequality, as Tillich explains, '... Cannot be solved". This inequality is the divider of people, of the have's and have-nots. It seems that this riddle has confused people since the beginning of time and was even discussed in the bible. People always wonder why some have more than others do; they wonder why this happens and how it can change. I believe that this riddle is natural and cannot be changed despite the best efforts of people...
  • Our Own Understandings
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    Natural Law The School of Natural Law Philosophy was an intellectual group of philosophers. They developed new ways of thinking about religion and government. Natural law was based on moral principles, but the overall outlook changed with the times. John Locke was a great philosopher from the middle of the 17th century. He was a primary contributor to the new ideas concerning natural law of that time. He argued that humans in the state of nature are free and equal, yet insecure in their freedom....
  • Ideal Nature
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    In his Poetics, Plato contemplates the nature of aesthetics and existence. He postulates that for every existing object and idea there is an absolute "ideal" which transcends human experience. He further concludes that art, including literature, is an aesthetic representation of real objects and ideas that is used to better understand their "ideals". In theory, as an object becomes closer ideal it also becomes a better subject for the artist. American artists in particular have been given an inv...
  • Complete Silence And Spectacular Mountains
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    Surround by thousands of stars, complete silence, and spectacular mountains, I stood atop New Hampshire's Presidential Range awestruck by nature's beauty. Immediately, I realized that I must dedicate my life to understanding the causes of how the universe works in all it's beauty. In addition, the hike taught me several valuable lessons that will allow me to increase my understanding trough scientific research. Although the first few miles of the hike up Mt. Madison did not offer fantastic views...
  • Definition Of Romanticism
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    If one term can be used to describe the forces that have shaped the modern world, it is Romanticism. So potent has Romanticism been since the late 18th century that one author has called it "the profoundest cultural transformation in human history since the invention of the city". Romanticism was not a movement; it was a series of movements that had dynamic impacts on art, literature, science, religion, economics, politics, and the individual's understanding of self. Not all streams of Romantici...
  • Brief Synopsis Of Spinoza's Concept Of God
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    The Dutch Maimonides: how ironic that this epithet, a name 'synonymous with virtue, respect and religious devotion, should be 'directed at a man vilified and ostracized by the Dutch Jewish 'community for heretical tendencies, and left to die in 'circumstances bordering on the ignominious, among Gentiles. In 'this essay we will give a brief overview of Spinoza's life and 'character then go on to examine his conception of God and then 'evaluate whether a comparison with Maimonides is justified, or...
  • Most Important Belief In Witchcraft
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    A Comparison Of Native American Thought Anf A Comparison Of Native American Thought Anf Witchcraft Lara Beth Henderson 04/26/99 Intro to Religion Final Writing Assignment Native American religions and witchcraft are alike in many ways. First of all, both are nature religions, meaning they both hold nature sacred and many of the symbols and ideas come from nature. Starhawk says that The Old Religion, as we call it, is closer in spirit to Native American traditions. @ Both religions teach its foll...

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