IMMANUEL KANT

IMMANUEL KANT An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment? (1784) Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity. Immaturity is the inability to use one’s understanding without guidance from another. This immaturity is self-imposed when its cause lies not in lack of understanding, but in lack of resolve and courage to use it without […]

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The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus .—–from Albert Camus’s The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays. The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile […]

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Questions by Bill Orchard on Adam Bede

Questions by Bill Orchard for students to consider while reading Adam Bede: 1) details of domestic life 2) Nature (to look carefully at the descriptive passages in the book) 3) Family relationships 4) Narrative sturcture and the ways in which the writing refers back to itself. 5) sympathy (how does it operate? how does it […]

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Reading Response to Catcher in the Rye by Richard Cartoni

A Reading Response submitted to English 112B by Mr. Richard Cartoni Study Question: Disappearance and erasure are two terms which crop up throughout the book. Trace a few of the meanings and incidents where these occur. There are at least four pattens of disappearance and/or erasure in the book. The first occurs early on when […]

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Chris Burgess English 112 A Prof

Chris Burgess English 112 A Prof. Patten Question 3 To over simplify a complex entity such as the self, it could be said that the self is the individualized identity of a person, their essence of being which is distinct from any other person or self. This "self" is thus the functioning and thinking part […]

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