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  • Ayn Rands The Fountainhead - 1,376 words
    Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead Imagine power as a form of free flowing energy, a source found within every one and for each individual. Assume that to gain power, one has to tap this resevoir of immense proportions and relish upon the rich harvest to their hearts desires. Consequently, when there is such a dealing of concentrated materials, nature takes charge and similarly to other physical abstracts, rendering this package lethal, with the potential for untold destruction. In other words, power in the wrong hands or power without responsibility is the most harzardous weapon mankind can possess. To say that power is a medium out of control and pertaining to somethin ...
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  • Ayn Rands The Fountainhead - 1,385 words
    ... t condone aspiring changes. Gail Wynand's falter is due to carelessness in maintaining his integrity. His business etiquette involves sacrificing himself and dedicating his whole life's work as a service to the people, for the people. He suppresses the outcries of his conscience, acting only on the behalf of strengthening public relations and obtaining higher profits. The man owns his fortune, but he did not own himself. The public mob lay claim to his existence. His fortune is a mere donation from the public in return for the service that he provides them. Wynand suffers internal pain, a pain unbearable due to disappointment and a sour appointment with reality. He dare challenges the pu ...
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  • The Fountainhead - 929 words
    The Fountainhead Philosophy demands literature that can abet the understanding of social views. Without reflective literature, man cannot begin to comprehend the essential messages behind philosophy. One such philosophy, objectivism, is represented exceptionally by the timeless novel, The Fountainhead. Through the use of compelling dialogue, Ayn Rand reveals her own feelings towards objectivism, and her thoughts towards conformity and independence. The interpretations and the implications of several of the quotes within The Fountainhead accurately depict the essence of objectivism and encourages the opposition of conventional standards through the embodiment of the uncompromising innovator " ...
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  • A Day In The Life Of An Ancient Athenian - 1,174 words
    A Day in The Life of an Ancient Athenian jenn neff A day in the life of an ancient Athenian Welcome to Athens, the marvel of Greece! The city which is the fountainhead of beauty, wisdom and knowledge. Even as your ship approaches the Athenian harbor Piraeus, you can see the marble monuments of the Acropolis and the shining golden edge of the spear, which belongs to the gigantic statue of the goddess Pallas Athene. This is one of the greatest works of the sculptor Phidias, and symbolizes both the power and justice of the "violet city" as it was called by his contemporaries. Athenian women had virtually no political rights of any kind and were controlled by men at nearly every stage of their l ...
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  • Bible About Muhammad - 5,496 words
    Bible About Muhammad Chapter One : Christian Muslim Responses Debate on TV At the end of the debate - "Christianity and Islam" - which appeared on the SABC-TV program "Cross Questions" on Sunday 5th June 1983, the Chairman, Mr. Bill Chalmers commented: "I think it can be said from this discussion that there is, at present, somewhat more accommodation on the Islamic side for the founder of Christianity than there is on the Christian side for the founder of Islam. What the significance of that is, we leave it to you, the viewer, to determine, but I do think you will agree that it is a good thing that we are talking together." "Bill" as he is popularly addressed, without any formalities, on all ...
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  • Civil Disobedience - 4,710 words
    ... en the revolution is accomplished. But even suppose blood shed when the conscience is wounded? Through this wound a man's real manhood and immortality flow out, and he bleeds to an everlasting death. I see this blood flowing now. I have contemplated the imprisonment of the offender, rather than the seizure of his goods--though both will serve the same purpose--because they who assert the purest right, and consequently are most dangerous to a corrupt State, commonly have not spent much time in accumulating property. To such the State renders comparatively small service, and a slight tax is wont to appear exorbitant, particularly if they are obliged to earn it by special labor with their h ...
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  • Descartes On God - 1,068 words
    Descartes On God Upon cursory examination, one might assume that Rene Descartes is a"non-believer" in the existence of a heavenly being, a God that presides over humans and gives us faith. However, this is simply not the case Descartes is simply trying to destroy all of the uncertainties that have come about by the attempted scientific explanations of such a supreme being. For Rene Descartes and all of the other believers in the world, the existence of God provides a convenient answer to unexplained questions, while never providing answers to the questions about God himself. This is evidenced a great deal in the circular argument made by Descartes in the Meditations on First Philosophy. Wha ...
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  • Disneys Effect On Society And Culture - 708 words
    Disney's Effect On Society And Culture Team Rodent For nearly seven decades Corporate Disney has dazzled its audiences; generation after generation have been entertained through avenues ranging from movies to elaborate theme parks. While many find this massive establishment to be a significant part of American culture and welcome the Disney spirit with open arms, one man in particular looks past the hype and into his own theory of the Disney Corporation. Carl Hiaasen, a journalist for the Miami Herald, paints a witty and sarcastic portrait in this nonfiction account of a company. Hiaasen critizises the company for manifesting evil, enveloping perfection to a sickening extent, and who's sole ...
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  • Egoism - 1,986 words
    Egoism Egoism Psychological egoism is a reflex that every person has to orient themselves toward their own welfare. Through this, it follows that every one of his (or her) voluntary actions is some good to himself. If someone gives away the last piece of bread to someone else, it is because they want to look like a better person. Due to the fact that they would give away the last piece of bread. Human nature is completely and exclusively egoistic. People are entirely selfish and devoid of any genuine feelings of sympathy, benevolence, or sociability. They are always thinking of themselves in everything they do. Each individual is preoccupied exclusively with the gratification of personal des ...
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  • The American Hippie - 1,226 words
    ... became the guidebooks for passage through a successful trip. (Westhues 40-41) Through his writing, he spread the hippie motto of "Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out". Ken Kesey's acid tests and his adventures with the Pranksters drew further attention to the acid movement, as it came to be known. In The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, an account of his adventures, he metaphorically states, "There are going to be times, when we can't wait for somebody. Now, you're either on the bus or off the bus. If you're on the bus, and you get left behind, then you'll find it again. If you're off the bus in the first place- then it won't make a damn. You're either on the bus ... or off the bus" (Wolfe 74). The h ...
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  • The Role Of The Hippie In American Culture - 1,249 words
    ... oon became the guidebooks for passage through a successful trip. (Westhues 40-41) Through his writing, he spread the hippie motto of Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out. Ken Keseys acid tests and his adventures with the Pranksters drew further attention to the acid movement, as it came to be known. In The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, an account of his adventures, he metaphorically states, There are going to be times, when we cant wait for somebody. Now, youre either on the bus or off the bus. If youre on the bus, and you get left behind, then youll find it again. If youre off the bus in the first place- then it wont make a damn. Youre either on the busor off the bus (Wolfe 74). The hippies believ ...
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  • The Water Of Jerusalem - 1,168 words
    The Water of Jerusalem Since the earliest of times, water served as a primary consideration when deciding upon the location of a city. It was a very important part of life and everyone needed it. That why Jerusalem had to have water near it. Evan today the water is a necessary thing to live by. The Gihon spring served as the primary source of water for Biblical Jerusalem. From the fountainhead of the spring, a number of waterworks were built throughout the Judean period, to transport the Gihon waters and to safeguard access to the city's water source. These included the Shiloah Tunnel, which ran outside the city, and the Hezekiah Tunnel, which took a very twisted pathway, inside the mountain ...
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  • Who Is I - 1,916 words
    Who Is I? Ayn Rand Tiffany Hohmann 2nd Johnston 5/11/2000 Who Is I? In Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand provides a well-written explanation of objectivism in a monumental novel about those who hold the world on their shoulders. Her characters are a myriad of individuals, ranging from the highest achievement possible: a human, to one of the most horrid creatures on this planet: a once-human imbecile. She gives the reader insight into the psyche of society and the motivations behind our actions. In this novel, Rands most righteous characters are those with the most internal conflict. They must shed their conditioning that has been imposed on them by the earths people and leave behind what they value a ...
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