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171: China 2
... shaped the current environment of business. The three pillars of China are economy, culture, and society. Economy The Chinese economy has been formed as a result of centuries of history and development, which reflect the philosophy of China and its current economical position. China started as a mainly agricultural based society with the subsistence group; the family. For more than 2000 years the Chinese economy operated under a type of feudal ... important commercial and political forces for China and reflect, again the family based economic strategy that they follow. In addition to the traditional imperial Chinese society, the Communist values shape and blend into modern Chinese philosophy. One of the early acts of the Chinese Communist party after it gained control in 1949 was to officially eliminate organized religion. Previously the dominant religions in China had been Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. Most ... and formal skills more than on political attitudes and the spirit of revolution. After the revolution every thing changed in China. The stability of social values and structure where the highest achievement for the Chinese philosophy. These values where already deep in the Chinese culture; however, they were strengthened with communism and used into the development of China. The Chinese society had become a combination of strong family and moral ...
172: Thoreau And Transcendentalism
... as a gardener and a handyman. During their spare time, they would freely converse over the concepts and beauty of Transcendentalism. Their lives were shaped and bonded together by their desire for understanding of this philosophy. Reality exists only in the world of the spirit. What a person observes in the physical world are only appearances of impermanent reflections of the world of the spirit (World Book 470). Transcendentalism opposes the philosophy of empiricism, which states that knowledge comes from experience. According to Thoreau, knowledge is not limited to or solely derived from experience and observation. He taught that the solution to human problems lies in the ... emotions. It was also a response to what some felt was a spiritual inadequacy of established religion (Richardson 126). Thoreau's journey to Walden Pond was his first chance to test the idealism of this philosophy in the real world. In the chapter entitled "Where I Lived" of Walden, Thoreau wrote, "Men esteem truth remote, in the outskirts of the system, behind the farthest star...In eternity there is indeed ...
173: Pygmalion
... presents this theory to Eliza, in hope of justifying his treatment of her. This theory would be fine IF Higgins himself lived by it. Henry Higgins, however, lives by a variety of variations of this philosophy. It is easily seen how Higgins follows this theory. He is consistently rude towards Eliza, Mrs. Pearce, and his mother. His manner is the same to each of them, in accordance to his philosophy. However the Higgins we see at the parties and in good times with Pickering is well mannered. This apparent discrepancy between Higgins' actions and his word, may not exist, depending on the interpretation of this theory. There are two possible translations of Higgins' philosophy. It can be viewed as treating everyone the same all of the time or treating everyone equally at a particular time.It is obvious that Higgins does not treat everyone equally all of the ...
174: Phaedo
Phaedo Philosophy is a vast field. It examines and probes many different fields. Virtue, morality, immortality, death, and the difference between the psyche (soul) and the soma (body) are just a few of the many different topics which can be covered under the umbrella of philosophy. Philosophers are supposed to be experts on all these subjects. The have well thought out opinions, and they are very learned people. Among the most revered philosophers of all time was Socrates. Living around the ... life. One of his best students, Plato, however, recorded what had occurred on that last day of Socrates' life. On that last day of his life, Socrates made a quite powerful claim.  He claimed that philosophy was merely practice for getting used to death and dying. At first, the connection between philosophy and death is not clear. However, as we unravel Socrates' argument backing up his claim, the statement makes ...
175: Frankenstein Biography, Settin
... and Victor showed unconditional love toward Elizabeth. Victor was also blessed with a second brother, William. Victor Frankenstein's quest for knowledge is discovered during the beginnings of his education. As Victor begins reading elementary philosophy at the age of thirteen, he finds himself, "imbued with a fervent longing to penetrate the secrets of nature" (25). Victor had the most fulfilled childhood, which is why it was so peculiar that he went off the deep end. After Victor's mother died, his father thought it best that Victor attend school in Ingolstadt, where he would study natural philosophy and chemistry. This excitement and desire to explore natural philosophy to its end, leads Victor to depart for the university of Ingolstadt soon after his seventeenth birthday. Within just two years he, "had become as well acquainted with the theory and practice of natural ...
176: Our Free Will
... continues: “In the mind there is no absolute, or free will. The mind is determined to this or that volition by a cause, which is likewise determined by another cause, ad infinitum.” All of his philosophy reflected the deterministic view that we are not free to change the world because we are all part of a grand causal chain, but his philosophy also claims the idea that if we accept determinism we free ourselves from ignorance and emotional servitude. If a person has the capacity to free himself from the bondage of ignorance and emotional impulses and ... so there's no sense in making an effort. Whatever will be will be, whatever the person do or don't do. So then why even bother getting out of bed? Bibliography Anthony Flew, Western Philosophy (New York: Bobb_Merrill Company, 1971), p. 223. Thomas Ellis Katen, Doing Philosophy (New Jersey: Prentice-Hall Inc, 1973), p. 321. Ibid., p. 386. Ibid., p. 315. Spinoza. The Ethics. Part 2, proposition 35, ...
177: Puritans And Witches - Natural
When the Puritans moved to the New World they created a new society based upon perfect adherence to the strict and intolerant Puritan philosophy. However, the moral center of their universe could not hold because the people themselves although normally English, were blends of their European ancestries and the folk culture of generations before them. Puritan philosophy was rooted in the search for spiritual perfection. Witchcraft was viewed by Puritans as evidence of the man's spiritual weakness. Therefore, Puritan philosophy, as later reflected in The Crucible, was the natural enemy of witchcraft. A Puritan's first responsibility was to serve God. The Bible was a Puritan's road map toward that duty. While Puritans ...
178: Atom And Qi
... the notion of qi is hard to define by physicists, and how it could be developed into a scientific theory. HISTORICAL PROGRESSION TOWARDS A BELIEF IN ATOMS The concept of the atom originated in Greek philosophy around six hundred B.C. with the question: ¡§What is the world made of ?¡¨ (Sachs, 9). Thales first suggested that ¡§water [is] the basic building block of the world¡¨, and air, sand, and stone could ... Democritus defined the atom as different in shape, order, and position, placed thinly apart and packed together, moving in constant motion (Young, 19). The nature of atoms were intuitively thought out and deducted from ancient philosophy, thus no reason or evidence was applied. After Democritus, Lucretius (fifty eight B.C.) realized that atoms were ¡§bodies partly [as] first-beginnings of things, partly those which are formed of a union of first ... everything around us has an extension so there is no void because ¡§void [by definition is nothing, and] cannot have extension (Boorse, 6). Later on, the theory of universal gravitation reveals Newton¡¦s ¡¥atomic¡¦ natural philosophy that ¡§observable matter is fundamentally an assemblage of bits, exchanging mutual forces at a distance, thereby causing each other to move in the way they do [like sets of stationary orbits]¡¨ which reveals atomic ...
179: Alchemy
... the discovery of an elixir by which life might be prolonged indefinitely; and there may be added (3), the manufacture of and artificial process of human life. (for the latter see Homunculus) THE THEORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF ALCHEMY: The first objects were to be achieved as follows: The transmutation of metals was to be accomplished by a powder, stone or exilir often called the Philosopher's Stone, the application of which ... an alchemist of Thuringia presented to the Societe Industrielle of Weimar a tincture which he averred would effect metallic transmutation. About the same time several French journals announced a public course of lectures on hermetic philosophy by a professor of the University of Munich. He further states that many Honoverian and Bavarian families pursued in common the search for the grand arcanum. Paris, however, was regarded as the alchemical Mecca. There ... its effects can be found either in the laws of affinity or in the forces of electricity, light, or heat. As with the ferment, the required quantity of the Philosopher's Stone is infinitesimal. Medicine, philosophy, every modern science was at one time a source of such errors and extravagances as are associated with medieval alchemy, but they are not therefore neglected and despised. Wherefore, then, should we be blind ...
180: A Comparison Of Durkheim And F
... course, Durkheim believed there was a fine line between the sacred and the profane. The sacred was something revered and could be anything from a tree, to a rock, to a building (Durkheim). Durkheim's philosophy is exemplified by the worship of the natives, since trees, rocks, and other objects are considered sacred. This shows that Native American sacred ways are ways of fulfilling life. Besides explaining initiation rites and sacredness ... Clearly, Durkheim agrees with Native American traditions, because of their initiation rites, their view on the sacred, the effervescence they receive, and their deep-rooted connection with the earth. In direct contrast to Durkheim's philosophy, Sigmund Freud disagrees with the tenants of Native American Religion. Instead, Freud believes in wish fulfillment and religious ideas are illusions (Freud). This contradicts the traditions of the Bole Maru. The people of the Bole ... working against them. Therefore, Freud would not approve of the Peyote Religion because of the differences in family values, and Christian beliefs. Another direct contrast to the beliefs of Native American Religions is Freud's philosophy in escaping from nature and dying (Freud). Nature is home to the Native Americans. They would never want to escape, because nature is a prominent in all their activities. The Natives worship in nature ...

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