Archive for June, 2011

Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion

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Summary (Part 1) In Chapter 2, Mill turns to the issue of whether people, either through their government or on their own, should be allowed to coerce or limit anyone else’s expression of opinion. Mill emphatically says that such actions are illegitimate. Even if only one person held a particular [...]

Theory of liberty ‘On Liberty’ John Stuart Mill

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Theory of liberty ‘On Liberty’ Mill’s On Liberty addresses the nature and limits of the power that can be legitimately exercised by society over the individual. One argument that Mill develops further than any previous philosopher is the harm principle. The harm principle holds that each individual [...]
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The Caretaker

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The Caretaker is a play by Harold Pinter. It was first published by both Encore Publishing (publisher of Encore Magazine) and Eyre Methuen in 1960. The sixth play that Pinter wrote for stage or television production, it was his first significant commercial success. The play was first performed on [...]

Doctor Faustus As A RENAISSANCE Play

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Renaissance which literally means re-birth or re-awakening ,is the name of a Europe-wide movement which closed the trammels and conventions of the Mediaeval age, and makes for liberation in all aspects of life and culture. There was a shift from heavenly to earthly life. Wealth, knowledge and power [...]

Shelley Revolutionary Poet

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Shelley was a true-born child of the French Revolution. The spirits of that revolution found its expression in Shelley’s poetry. But as a critic observes: “The greater rigour of his nature begot in him a passion for reform and a habit for rebellion which are the inspiration of his longer [...]

Marxism as a Theodicy

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Oedipus Rex, Plot, Symbols, Style, Philosophy, Quotations

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Plot   The city of thebes is suffering and Oedipus the king wants to know why. Creon is sent to ask the oracle and Teiresius, a prophet is sent for. The oracle says that the murderer of Laios must be found and punished so Oedipus proclaimed that he would do everything he could to find the murderer. [...]
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Oedipus Rex Proves You Can’t Beat The Gods

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The tragedy of Oedipus is more complex than it appears at first reading. It has much to do with truth. How much truth can we stand? It is about sin coming home to roost. Oedipus’ road rage killing of the old king would have been a murder no matter who the perpetrator and victim were. Jocasta’s [...]

The Reestablishment of the English Language

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(1200-1500)  I. Changing Conditions after 1200 The linguistic situation described in the previous chapter did not continue because the conditions under which it arose changed. Shortly after 1200 England lost an important part of its possessions in Europe. The English nobility gradually relinquished [...]
Metaphysical and Cosmological Doctrines

Metaphysical and Cosmological Doctrines

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Pure Metaphysics, which is also the theoretical dimension of salvific knowledge, is the science of the Real and is therefore most essential for human beings, since they have ultimately no possibility of escaping from reality. In the modern West, metaphysics and gnosis soon became a branch of [...]
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