Aristotelian rhetorical analysis
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...Aristotelian Rhetorical Analysis of a Political ad. Introduction Source: http florahelix.dragoonsoftware.com/2012/09/critical-analysis-of-political-advertising/ The political opponent of President Obama in the 2013 general elections attempted to assassinate his popularity and discredit him from voters by using a raise in taxes political ad. The media went further to capture the effects of such high taxes to include the following; more job loss and continued difficulty for the recovering economy (Florahelix, 2012). Rhetorical analysis It is not difficult to miss out on such ads when the elections are fast approaching. Opponents push as hard as they possibly can by appealing to the voters... Aristotelian...
Aristotelian Universals and Platonic Universals
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...Aristotelian Universals and Platonic Universals A universal, according to metaphysics, is the common aspects among particular things in the world. With our common rationality, we term these aspects as features, characteristics or qualities. Philosophically, if we attempt to define a universal or universals, they can said to be recurrent or repeatable entities, which can be exemplified by different types of particular aspects. Let us imagine that there are two brown tables in a room. Both the tables have the quality of 'brownness' and according to the Metaphysical philosophers, both these tables share a universal, that is the quality of being brown. Metaphysics states... ....
"Othello" as an Aristotelian Tradegy.
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...Aristotelian Tragedy 0 Introduction William Shakespeare wrote, “The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice” around 1603. The play chronicles the life of Othello, Desdemona, Iago, and Cassio. It highlights Othello’s change of fate from happiness to misery upon allowing Iago to poison his mind with jealousy. The play explored varied themes such as love, jealousy, loyalty, racism, and betrayal (as cited in Shakespeare, 1962). The play became widely known during 17th and 18th century. It was even regarded by some critics as one of the greatest English tragedy. “The tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice” remains highly acclaimed and prominent in the present century (Shakespeare, 1976, p... ?“Othello” as an...
Aristotelian Ethics: Emotion and Moral Virtue
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...Aristotelian Ethics: Emotion and Moral Virtue Moral theorists have long debated theissue of moral virtue. Democritus argued for the subjectivist concept of moral virtue that Epicurus was to adopt and transform into a broader model of philosophical self-indulgence. Protagoras introduced a conventionalistic and relativistic perspective of moral virtue. And Socrates argued for the virtue-based rationalist theory that became the prevailing theoretical perspective of moral virtue in Greek thought, one adopted by Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics (Bagnoli 4-5). The debate on emotion and moral virtue reveals how an individual sees the essence of emotion and its connection to...
A Study of Aristotelian tragedy in Oedipus
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...Aristotelian tragedy in Oedipus: The great Greek myth of Oedipus continues to be integral to the Western literary canon even today. Starting from 5th century B.C., various ancient writers of the Hellenistic era made references to Oedipus in their works. The best known version of the Oedipus myth comes from Sophocles’ trilogy of Theban plays: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. Reading the biography of Oedipus through Aristotle’s conception of tragedy makes for an interesting scholarly exercise. One of Aristotle’s most influential works concerning literary theory is his Poetics. In it he articulates with eloquence and clarity various facets of good theatre. Tragedy... ? A Study of...
Othello: An Aristotelian Tragedy and a Tragic Hero
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...Aristotelian Tragedy and a Tragic Hero Gil Vargas Liberty 9 November Outline Thesis ment: Othello as an Aristotelian Tragedy provides an interesting insight of human reaction to love, jealousy and hatred and asserts that man holds the power of destroying not only himself bit also people around him when driven by passion; love, lust, anger or hatred. I. Definiton of Tragedy A. Aristotle’s definition B. It helps in explaining the concept of tragedy II. Othello as an Aristotelian Tragedy A. Characteristics of a tragedy and a tragic hero B. Provides an in depth analysis of the play “Othello” C. A wonderful experience of understanding the concepts of both Shakespearian and Aristotelian... ? Othello: An...
The Soul and the Aristotelian Analysis of Human Beauty
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...Aristotelian Analysis of Human Beauty The soul is intangible and cannot be seen by the naked eyes. It is the fountain of creativity as people tap into their inner consciousness to create ideas that turn into reality in the form of material entities. The soul cannot be stolen by anyone as it is the subjective and the very essence of each human being that controls the physical body. It resides with the subconscious mind, and takes control of the habits, values and the personal identity. Morality resides with the soul as it pertains also to the spirit. It is pure by nature and can be corrupted by repetitive negative actions that later on may turn into habits... ? Whole (Instuctor’s The Soul and the...
Neo Aristotelian Analysis of Sex and the City
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...Aristotelian Analysis of Sex and the Sex and the is a hit American television series broadcast on the HBO channel from 1998 to 2004. It is a situational comedy/drama that uses the irony in the lives of its lead characters to create humor. Sex and the City is the story of four single friends in their thirties, their love life and the various problems they face. These four main characters are Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Samantha Jones played by Kim Cattrall, Charlott York played by Kristin Davis and Miranda Hobbes played by Cynthia Nixon. The series is based on the book and columns by the same name written by Candace Bushnell. According to Bushnell, the main characters... ?Neo...
Aristotelian Conventions of Tragedy in King Lear and Brave New World
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...Aristotelian Conventions of Tragedy in King Lear and Brave New World People and in particular readers of fiction will always want happy endings in real life as well as in fictional stories. However, when viewed from the perspective of creators or authors of fictional works, tragic endings and thereby tragic stories will only make a deeper imprint in the minds of the readers. Aristotle came up with some key conventions and if the fictional work, particularly its plot has those conventions; it could be termed as a tragedy. According to him, a best tragic plot will be simple and at the same time complex, incorporating the elements of reversal (peripeteia), recognition...
Aristotelian Conventions of Tragedy in King Lear and Brave New World
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...Aristotelian conventions such as a characterized Recognition of Self, and Suffering, both of which work to together to give tragic drama much of its emotional impact, are found to be driving forces in these master works. King Lear and Savage John, respectively, reveal their statuses as tragic heroes through their belated recognition of their own self-awareness and the suffering they undergo in order to reach that self-recognition. In this essay, both Shakespeare’s King Lear and Huxley’s Savage John will be analyzed... ?Aristotle’s definition of the conventions of tragic literature has broad application across a wide range of literary works. Sometimes, as in the example of William Shakespeare’s King Lear, ...
Rhetorical criticism using Ernest bormann's Fantasy theme approach and Neo-Aristotelian approach on Barack Obama's first Inaugur
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...Aristotelian approach on Barack Obama's first Inaugural Address Course Tutor Date Introduction On September 2008, President Barack Obama took office as the president of united State of America (USA) and the first black American to hold this office. He came into power at the time when America faced difficult times, and he had a big task ahead of him. Among the thorny issues included the ongoing war in Afghanistan, rising unemployment, and faltered economy. The concern of Americans, over these issues, has turned to beacon of fear with respect to the future of the Americans. To a good number of America the election of president... ? Rhetorical criticism using Ernest Bormann’s Fantasy theme approach and...
Rhetorical criticism using Ernest bormann's Fantasy theme approach and Neo-Aristotelian approach on Barack Obama's first Inaugural Address
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...Aristotelian approach on Barack Obamas first Inaugural Address Tutor Date Introduction On September 2008, President Barack Obama took office as the president of united State of America (USA) and the first black American to hold this office. He came into power at the time when America faced difficult times, and he had a big task ahead of him. Among the thorny issues included the ongoing war in Afghanistan, rising unemployment, and faltered economy. The concern of Americans, over these issues, has turned to beacon of fear with respect to the future of the Americans. To a good number of America the election of president Obama... Rhetorical criticism using Ernest Bormann’s Fantasy theme approach and...
In what ways are the Aristotelian and Stoic accounts of emotion influenced by Plato's account of the psych in Republic IV?
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... Julia Annas is both and an academician in the line of ancient philosophy. Julia has written many books to describethe ancient philosophy and their philosopher’s philosophy (Plato 31). Annas, a professor in one of the US universities, has written journals and articles talking about philosophers. Julia describes philosophical issues and argues in her book, including famous philosophers; Plato, Aristotle and Stoics. She also features other scholars but the main core of this work discusses Aristotle and Stoics in reference to the dealing of anger. Aristotle an esteemed philosopher born in Greek was a philosophy tutor and an apprentice of Plato. He is an author of numerous works... Julia Annas is both and...
Discuss William Shakespeares Othello, the Moor of Venice as a tragedy. As defined by Aristotle, is it correct to label Othello a tragic hero and to classify the play as an Aristotelian tragedy?
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...Client’s 11 May Polymath refers to a person who is a man of many talents; Aristotle was a polymath without a shadow of a doubt. Hewas a great philosopher; he was also a theologian, in addition to this he was also a literary critic. “Poetics” written by Aristotle define several important literary elements and it also serves as a benchmark for all the other literary critics during the time of Aristotle. His definition of a tragedy was widely accepted by writers and they tried to match his description, Aristotle wrote in his poetics that the tragic hero must feel excessive pain and he must undergo excessive suffering, he also wrote that not everyone can be a tragic hero. A person of great... 11 May...
Business Ethics
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...Aristotelian ethics which expresses virtue for the individual... ?Insider Information The merger and acquisition business (m&a) involves specialized firms of highly paid lawyers who must shift through a lot of information in confidence with many brokers from investment banks, accountants, and other specialists. There are government laws legislating secrecy and non-disclosure of inside proprietary information. It is possible for individuals working at one of the investment houses or the other involved negotiators to make millions. They would let their associates know the merger is going to happen. These associates invest. After the merger is completed the stock shoots up, and the secret investors make a...
Dra DB ROD
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...Aristotelian elements. Character refers to the agents in the plot used to convey a message while a theme is the central reason for the play... Tsakos TED Talk video In the video, Natasha Tsakos discusses her understanding of the role of theatres in the society and the relationship between theatre and technology. She makes a number of realistic claims. Among those that I agree with is the fact that technology enhances the growth of theaters thereby making it easy for artists to create creative and effective works that communicate particular themes. In her presentation, she proves the claim by infusing animations, virtual images, sounds and texts among many other elements to communicate effectively to...
Shylock in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice
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...Aristotelian model would be a mistake. This is so because of many reasons. For one, this play is a comedy and the Aristotelian tragic hero was a part of tragedies. As a result of this, the tragic character is placed at the margins. Shylock is never the hero of the play in the way that Antonio is. Moreover, there is no heroic quality that Shylock displays in the play. Throughout the play, he is involved in Machiavellian plans to lead Antonio to his doom. There is however... of Shylock as a Tragic Hero Shylock is a very important character in William Shakespeare’sThe Merchant of Venice. His fate is something that needs to be acknowledged as tragic. However, to look at him as a tragic hero in the...
Problems with Genetic Manipulation
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...Aristotelian Argument: Problems in Genetic Manipulation The purpose of this essay is to investigate the essay Better Living Through Genetics by: James Wood through the use of Aristotelian argument and its three elements; ethos, pathos and logos. To begin with a broad, overall criticism of this essay according to Aristotelian argument, this essay as a whole does not use ethos (moral competence) as an argument form. This can be substantiated through statements that, although persuasive at times, are simply not appealing to any sense of moral code. Other statements and terminology such as "designer children" and "in utopia, individuals can...
Discuss William Shakespeares Othello, the Moor of Venice, as a tragedy
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...Aristotelian Tragedy 0 Introduction William Shakespeare wrote, “The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice” around 1603. The play chronicles the life of Othello, Desdemona, Iago, and Cassio. It highlights Othello’s change of fate from happiness to misery upon allowing Iago to poison his mind with jealousy. The play explored varied themes such as love, jealousy, loyalty, racism, and betrayal (as cited in Shakespeare, 1962). The play became widely known during 17th and 18th century. It was even regarded by some critics as one of the greatest English tragedy. “The tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice” remains highly acclaimed and prominent in the present century (Shakespeare, 1976, p. 5... Othello” as an...
Thatchers concept organizational rhetoric and the use of corporate we on remarks on the passing of Ronald Reagan successfully demonstrated the significance o
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...Aristotelian proof and "corporate we" in her speech successfully demonstrated the significance of Reagan in every American's life. In the entire speech from Thatcher she states that with ending the Cold War as the big success and achievement from Reagan, you read between the lines that it also ended Communism. The fear for Communism itself however goes back in time right after WW II. The US represented the Capital West and the Soviet Union was the leading superpower of the Communist East. The roots where... In Thatcher's speech (2004) "Remarks on The Passing of Ronald Reagan," she speaks highly about the comments that Reagan had on the former Soviet Union. She even claims that the ending of the Cold War...
ETHICS
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...Aristotelian Virtue (Character) Ethics Virtue ethics puts the much emphasis role on someone’s character and the virtues embodied by their character for the determination and evaluation of ethical behavior. Virtue ethics is one of the three predominant takes on normative ethics (Bentham 2). Normative ethics most often than not comes with close contract with deontology that stresses on duty to rules and eventually consequentialism that determines the wrongness or rights from the happenings of a particular action. The approach of moral dilemmas rather than the moral conclusion proves to be a significant difference between aretaic ethics and other approaches to morality. For instance... , a...
Article review one
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...Aristotelian Answer Introduction Ethics and principles are judging criteria of how people behave with others. A set of principles that support good character always help business students to excel. "Can we teach character? An Aristotelian Answer" is an article written by Edwin M. Hartman that discusses the importance of ethics and principles when it comes to the profession of and also with regard to personal development. The review tends to shed light on the issue of character building which includes virtues and emotions that a person utilizes to deal with others around him. Character building is important and is taught in business schools where a person is groomed... Can We Teach Character? An...
Aristotle
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...Aristotelian procedure, writes Newton-Smith, results in the transmission of “the natural necessity of the premises to the conclusions, thereby assuring that the entire body of scientific truths, fundamental and derived, is an expression not of contingent juxtaposition but of essential truth.” (424) One of the problems that scholars... Of what procedure are nous and epagogē parts? What is the function of that procedure? What is the role of nous and epagogē within that process? What is nous? What is epagogē? (You do not have to answer the last two questions in that order.) How does epagogē work—that is, what is the process by which it produces its results? What are its results? What is distinctive and...
Proceedings on the Impeachment of Richard Nixon
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...Aristotelian Criticism 8 Report of Findings 8 Application of Bitzer’s Concept for Rhetoric Situation 8 Application of Neo-Aristotelian Criticism 9 Conclusion 11 11 Works Cited 12 Introduction On 25th July, 1974, the House of Judiciary Committee assembled to consider... ?Write a Critical Analysis of the Opening ment to the House Judiciary Committee Proceedings on the Impeachment of Richard Nixon Table of ContentIntroduction 3 Research Questions 3 Thesis Statement 4 Justification of the Study 4 Preview of the Topic 5 Literature Review/Background 5 Brief Summary of the Artifact 5 Relevant Background 6 Significance of this Artifact 7 Method of Analysis 7 Bitzer’s Concept of Rhetorical Situation 7...
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...Aristotelian physics. Being a great figure in astronomy, he also presented the heliocentric theory with the notion that the earth orbited around the sun. Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) had his contributions lying on the basic laws of motion and gravity. He invented the microscope and telescope. Through his research and observations using his telescope, he defended the heliocentric Copernican view of the universe. He also refuted the Aristotelian system that brought about his censorship by the catholic... The Scientific Revolution: The Leaders, Their Contributions, and the Consequences Nicolus Copernicus is the first major figure in the scientific revolution who developed the Ptolemaic astronomy within...
Question1: Which Way to The Weir?
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...Aristotelian are the unities of time, place as well as action. The unity of time narrows the duration of an action to a day while that of place limits the locality or where the actions are meant to occur. Finally, the unity of actions restricts only... Business: Aristotles Unities Section Movies based on legal procedures have never been appreciated by me, but this was different 12 angry men. Watching justice prevail was one experience that compelled or rather made me remain attentive the whole of the 99 minutes. The characters understood their scripts as this could be portrayed by smooth jury procedures. I must admit the movie inspired me to be a lawyer. The three famous unities according to the Aristote...
Diversity and Classical Western Traditions
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...Aristotelian and Stoic Takes on the Soul Table of Contents Introduction and Overview 4 Discussion 7 Works Cited 10 Introduction andOverview This paper presents a comparison of Aristotelian and Stoic ideas relating to the soul of men, and proceeds to trace the social and political organizational models or paradigms that flow from the two psychological frameworks. This paper also examines the ways in which the Stoic framework can be considered as Hellenistic. In Stoic philosophy the emphasis with regard to the soul is that of the soul being the function of adult human development, of the mind as being its core, and of rationality, and adult assent as its chief characteristics or abilities... Comparison of...
A Historical Analysis of Ibne Sinas Life and Contributions to Modern Science
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...Aristotelian and Platonic philosophy. It is said that he faced great difficulty in perceiving Greek philosophic thoughts. For example, he went through Aristotle’s Metaphysics for more than forty times until he understood the book. Though, Avicenna is famous in modern world for great contribution to medical science, his contribution to metaphysics is also profound, as Sajjad H. Rizvi says, Primarily a metaphysical philosopher of being who was concerned with understanding the self’s existence in this world in relation... A Historical Analysis of Ibne Sina’s Life and Contributions to Modern Science Abu ‘Ali al-Husayn ibn Sina is one of the most important philosophers in Medieval Islamic World. In Europe...
THE RHETORICAL SITUATION
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...Aristotelian type of argument. First, he makes an argument that many counties fail at teaching English and then uses a range of examples, mostly statistical data, to persuade the audience and confirm the position. Therefore, the major technique to reach the audience, which is used by the author, is the appeal to reasoning. In particular, it is inductive reasoning that is utilized: the author starts with an example of the specific case and then passes on to broad generalizations.... The article chosen for the analysis is d The Mute Leading the Mute. In short, the article describes the causes of low levels of knowledge of English in the non-Anglophone world as well as the present improvements of the...
Philosophy
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...Aristotelian forms are the things that the pieces of matter exist in: all the things are the matter transformed by the ideal entities – the forms. This is seen in the differences between the rationalism... Philosophic Questions The Platonic forms presuppose that the things can exist separately from the ideas which originate them. Platonic forms are complete, and the abstract conceptions are also complete, unlike the things possessing a certain abstract concept. Platonic forms are invisible, that is, the things that are visible are incomplete, and the forms are complete but invisible – the forms are more realistic than the things, because certain things depend on the forms in their existence. The...
METAPHYSICS
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...Aristotelianism and Thomism in further rendering of the ancient Greek and medieval Arabic philosophy (10). Moreover, there are some cases of equivocal uses in the vernacular which the author uses... Joseph Owens in his book An Elementary Christian Metaphysics and in Historical Introduction provides a scope of different points on why Christianity values the immaterial nature of soul and spirit in a vortex of material transformations which come to being so crucial for Christians worldwide. Thereupon, the Introduction provides a set of the author’s direct notes on habitus of thinking (Owens 2). Hence, his vision of the Christian metaphysics runs into different terms to make a reader understand the reality...
Reaction Paper
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...Aristotelian Theory of Human Nature People have usually aimed to discover own nature. Without profound knowledge of it, true happiness is hardly possible. There are many views on the matter of the nature of human nature. For this assignment, Aristotelian theory of human nature was chosen. Aristotle is originated from northern Greek city Stagira in 384 B.C.E. His father was a specialist at the court of Amyntas III of Macedon, father of Philip II of Macedon and granddad of Alexander the Great. Aristotle moved to Athens in 367 to learn at Platos Academy for a quarter century. In 347 Aristotle left the Academy, the year of Platos death, and some have...
Writing the Target Audience Analysis
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...Aristotelian appeal from the money in which it is expressed in capital letters on the front of the magazine that is bound to attract buyers. The other Aristotelian appeal is size of the photograph on the front page. The photo is larger than the interior second picture and thus the large appeal... Essay Both of the commodities under advertisement are marketed using print media where one diagram is that of a magazine cover that shows a model while the other is a page from a magazine that advertises perfume. One of the advertisements is more critical than a second photograph and thus why it is the magazine cover while the other photograph is just a page from a magazine. The first advertisement has...
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...Aristotelian appeal from the money in which it is expressed in capital letters on the front of the magazine that is bound to attract buyers. The other Aristotelian appeal is size of the photograph on the front page. The photo is larger than the interior second picture and thus the large appeal... Essay Both of the commodities under advertisement are marketed using print media where one diagram is that of a magazine cover that shows a model while the other is a page from a magazine that advertises perfume. One of the advertisements is more critical than a second photograph and thus why it is the magazine cover while the other photograph is just a page from a magazine. The first advertisement has...
Aristotle
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...Aristotelian ethics, Nicomachean ethics has had a huge impact on modern day philosophy and law as well as influencing many modern day thinkers. Nicomachean... Nicomachean Ethics Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle is an ancient Greek philosopher whose works have been very influential in modern dayscience and philosophy. Aristotle rose to prominence after the death of his master, Plato. Among his legendary works include his writings on ethics. Aristotle’s ethics represented a significant shift from traditional ethics taught by his predecessors Socrates and Plato (Pakaluk and Giles, 2010). Nicomachean ethics is a collection of ten different books written by Aristotle on various topics in ethics. Also known as...
Aristotle view on the soul
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...Aristotelian scheme of the soul is imbued with the idea of ​​development. On the one hand, the individual faculties... Aristotle’s View on the Soul of Learning Aristotle’s View on the Soul Aristotle considered the living beings in terms of the correlation between the matter and form (Amadio, 2014). If the form is a driving principle, the soul is a form, and the body is the matter of organic beings. More precisely, Aristotle defined the soul as the first entelechy of an organic body, i.e. vital principle of the body, which coordinates it. In other words, the “soul, Aristotle says, is “the actuality of a body that has life” (Amadio, 2014). Therefore, the living bodies clearly reveal a purposeful activity...
Citizen Kane
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...Aristotelian Philosophy of Tragedy. Aristotle’s philosophy of tragedy presents character as the second element after plot in the tragedy elements order of importance. Charles Foster Kane qualifies as a tragic hero in Aristotles mold of tragedy owing much to his role in the development of the plots... Orson Welles Citizen Kane weathers the aspects of time setting in the light of literary elements entailed in it that propagate its significance as a tragedy in the twentieth century. The following outline presents the salient aspects of the protagonist character and function in relation to the plot development that identify with key tragedy characteristics of tragedy philosophy enunciated primarily in the...
Aristotle
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...Aristotelian notion of virtue through adhering to certain s and also by doing so voluntarily. According to Aristotle, a good person would perform her/his duties not for the sake of another person but for the sake of happiness. The act of virtue is thus, not merely one of charity but is also directed towards the fulfillment of one’s own desires. This however, does not mean that one does not experience difficulties while dispensing with goodness. Amaly would need to exercise a great deal of restraint while she is at her job. At every point in her work, she would have to remind herself of the discipline and effort that is required... Virtue The person described, Amaly Yossef, is able to achieve the...
Rhetorical Analysis
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...Aristotelian appeals. The essay also elaborates main reasons behind performing a rhetorical analysis and the difficulties encountered when performing this analysis. Rhetorical analysis is the art of examining the author's views and opinions through examination of the components used in persuading the audience by the author. Rhetoric is a word that is used to describe the art and skills of persuasion. The main areas examined during this analysis are, the purpose of the work, the intended audience and the appeals used to convince the audience... Rhetorical Analysis Thesis ment This essay explains the term rhetoric analysis and expounds its meaning by considering rhetoric strategies such as the...
Rubber Band Model of Communication
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...Aristotelian view of communication influenced the perspectives of communication thinkers until the mid twentieth century. In the late 1940s, and through the 1950s and 1960s, a number of new communication models were advanced, most of them preserving the basic themes of the Aristotelian perspective. Later in 1949, Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver published a model that they called the "Mathematical Model of Communication." and later in 1954 he proposed an interactive model. In 1960 Berlo proposed the SMCR model. These models were... Rubber Band Model of Communication Communication model A model simply means a representation. It is conceived to provide a simplified view of a more complex phenomenon or...
Religion
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...Aristotelian Teleology, Platonic Dualism, Stoicism, Interpretation, Argument, Christ, Religion What is an argument from the letter and intent of the law and how does Paul use this type of argument to resolve the situation in the Roman church? How do the allusions to Ezekiel 36 and 37 figure in Paul’s rhetorical strategy? Paul’s argument regards the law interpretation from both the Christ’s discipleship and ordinary person’s perspectives. He contended those in Christ die to the law, which is contrary to the unbelievers or earthly pagans. Therefore, believers are “under the grace” whereby their core objective is to obey and keep what the Christ commanded them to do; hence... Key Words: Revelation,...
Rene Descartes
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...Aristotelian philosophy and the projection and spread... 15 April Rene Descartes Rene Descartes was one of the most popular historic scientists, mathematicians and philosophers. Descartes was born in the year 1595 and died in 1650 (“Rene Descartes”). In his short life of 55 years, Descartes has produced a number of publications including Les Passions de láme and Passions which are read and referred to even today. The last three centuries have been greatly inspired by Descartes’s opinions of certainty, knowledge, and the link between mind and body. Rene Descartes is known as the “Father of Modern Philosophy” (Skirry). This entitlement can be attributed to both a move from the conventional scholastic-Aris...
Philosophy
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...Aristotelian tragedy. It is directly involved in the development of the cause-and-effect chain of the plot. Indeed character as well as its actions are a medium of communication between the plot and the audience. The audience can associate themselves with the fear of probability through a character. The protagonist of an Aristotelian tragedy comes from a high background or high social status in order to maintain the magnitude of the plot. He is primarily driven by hubris or a sense of high personal dignity that most likely provokes him to incorporate a ‘hamartia’ or a tragic flaw in his... A Critique of Aristotle's Theory of Tragedy As outlined in Aristotle’s “Poetics”, tragedy is “an imitation of an...
Brecht's Theory and Practice to Aristotle's Theory
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...Aristotelian theory Introduction Bert Brecht incorporated an innovative vision on Greek tragedy. The ancient dramatic plays have been changed in accordance with the developing and a changing nature of the society. Bert Brecht managed to redirect the focus of drama from an individual flaw to the social degradation, which resulted in an individual degrading nature. Epic theatre for Brecht was more of a didactic nature. It was focused on changing the social stereotypes within the society. There was a need for the society to change the concept of the epic drama and shift its accents to the modernity. Therefore, the problems and challenges of the modernity were mainly... ? Brecht theory on theatre vs...
Outline Aristotle's definition of rhetoric as it relates to dialectic, and identify the role rhetoric plays in our present-day political process.
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...Aristotelian definition that rhetoric is primarily about exploring the existent means of and possibilities for persuasion, it would be wrong to assume that rhetoric happens to be a morally and ethically neutral tool. The Aristotelian assertion claiming that rhetoric stands to be the counterpart of dialectic, but naturally, affiliates the art of rhetoric to ethical and moral moorings. As in all ages, rhetoric plays an important role in the contemporary political discourse. Ironically, the capacity to move public sentiment and to project political personas happens to be both... as to what happens to be persuasive in a given situation (Gross & Walzer, 2000). Thereby in other words a rhetorician...
Mid-term history exam
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...Aristotelian philosophers. Beginning in Europe, these advancements led to our modern view of science. Occurring at the late end of the Renaissance, which led to a significant shift in thinking in other areas of human endeavors, the scientific revolution allowed intellectuals of the era to look at the world in a different light, unencumbered by the dogmas, values, and prejudices of the previous times... . The fundamental changes happening in the natural sciences, in particular, generated a new image of the universe that emphasized the supernatural less (Westfall). This proved crucial for a gradual change in society and an increasingly deemphasized role of religion in our modern society. An...
Success and Excellence in Business
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...Aristotelian Ethics and its application in Business in Thomas Morris's "If Aristotle Ran General Motors" In the business sector, logical thinking, objectivity, and empirical results are the measures from which a business organization gauges its performance in operating and implementing a business endeavor. More often than not, focus centers mainly on how well the business has delivered in terms of its products and services, not taking into account how, more than anything else, the organization's human resource and image had also contributed to its success as a business entity. In today's brand- and image-centric business world, organizations... The 5 Ways to Success and Excellence in Business:...
Interpretation of Compernicus in the 16th century
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...Aristotelian idea of simple motion, according to which each simple body has only one type of motion inherent in it (Westman, “The Copernicans and the Churches” 83). Yet he was willing to accept Copernicus’s rejection of Ptolemean equants in explaining planetary motion, as he may have felt that such an interpretation is more compatible with Aristotelian doctrine of uniformity of celestial motions. In total... of the May 20, Interpretation of Copernicus in the 16th Century The drastic changes in arts and sciences that occurred in the Renaissance period had outstanding consequences for the further development of Western civilization. The overturning of traditional views on nature led to the emergence of...
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...Aristotelian philosophy. Several years later, this would be cemented further when Thomas Aquinas reconciled his thoughts with Catholic theology, effectively making Aristotelian science the foundation of European philosophical and intellectual worldview. The position is that new philosophy also functioned the same way. It became inextricably linked with new science. The new philosophy was called for in order for people to accept new science... New Philosophy: Truth Rebooted The seventeenth century marked the beginning of the age of science. This period saw the radical changes in the way manperceived himself and his surroundings thanks to the revolutionary and “wild” theories of Nicolas Copernicus and...
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...Aristotelian tragedy. Othello is a specific tragedy of passion and to label it as an Aristotelian tragedy is certainly appropriate. Of all Shakespeare’s tragedies, Othello is the most painfully exciting and the most terrible. As one goes... ? Othello, the Moor of Venice, as a Tragedy of the of the Concerned March 8, Thesis ment Aristotle’s Poetics a pamphlet of about fifty pages, incomplete, ill preserved and unsystematic, has proved a book of perennial interest for students of literature. It deals mainly with tragedy and here too with Greek tragedy which alone was known to him. He wrote at a time when there was no literary criticism to go by except Plato’s attacks, not on tragedy as such but on poetry...
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