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Nietzsche and His Ethical Teachings: How They Have Influenced Modern Thought and The Significance of His Teachings in Today’s World

2 pages | 350 words

In this essay, I will be discussing Nietzsche and his ethical teachings. I will be discussing how his ideas have influenced modern thought, and why his ethical teachings are significant in today's world.

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The Importance of Manly Virtue in Ancient Greece

3 pages | 640 words

This essay discusses the concept of manly virtue in ancient Greece, and how it was portrayed in their literature and philosophy.

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The Terms “Intellectual” and “Labor” in Medieval Society: A Re-Evaluation

2 pages | 520 words

In this essay, I will discuss Jacques Le Goff's argument that the terms "intellectual" and "labor" should be seen as two sides of the same coin. I will also critically evaluate Le Goff's use of the term "intellectual" and its implications for medieval studies today.

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The Avant-Garde Movement: A Revolutionary Force

4 pages | 1030 words

In his essay "The Concept of a Movement: The Theory of the Avant-Garde", Renato Poggioli proposes a theory of the avant-garde that is based on the concept of agonism. For Poggioli, the avant-garde is a reaction to both modernity and tradition, and it is characterised by a project of self-destruction. This focus on innovation and progress has led many members of the avant-garde to accept self-ruin as an obscure sacrifice to the success of future movements.

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A Comparison of Plato’s Educational Philosophy with Charles Murray’s Real Education

4 pages | 1060 words

In his work Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America's Schools Back to Reality, Charles Murray does not deny the general principles of Plato's works but rather interprets them due to the author's views on the present-day situation in education. The book has nine chapters, each of which addresses a particular issue in education. These are: the battle for America's mind, the power of classics in education, back to the basics, the place of the state in education, the recovery of community, the need for virtue, and a renewed vision for American education.

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The Appeal of Don Manuel’s Ideas: A Look at Life After Death from a Different Perspective

2 pages | 300 words

San Manuel Bueno, Mártir is a novel by Miguel de Unamuno that tells the story of a priest, Don Manuel, whose ideas about life after death are at odds with the teachings of the Catholic Church. Many people are attracted to Don Manuel's ideas because they offer a different perspective on life after death. The Spanish family is faced with many challenges in the modern world but remains strong and united.

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Socrates and the Fear of Death

2 pages | 340 words

This essay looks at three instances from Socrates' Apology that suggest he may have been more afraid of death than modern literature suggests. It discusses how Socrates tried to stall for time when given the opportunity to choose his own punishment, how he hoped to succeed in his defense, and how he was uncertain about the ultimate good of death.

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Critical Essay

Taoist Passages: The Importance of Being Desireless and the Vanity of Thieves

3 pages | 600 words

This essay discusses the message and philosophy of two passages from the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tszyu. The first passage speaks about the importance of being desireless while the second passage talks about how thieves and people of high classes are nothing but vanities.

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World Literature of the 19th Century

2 pages | 490 words

This course is an introduction to world literature. It covers various works of literature from the 19th century. The focus will be on how these works reflect the cultural, historical, political, and social context of their time.

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