Consciousness Essays

Fantasy and Imagination

Why did Maria Montessori encourage the development of imagination rather than fantasy? Why not fantasy under the age of 6 years old? How can we stimulate imagination and its productivity? Give detailed relevant examples. “Imagination extends man beyond his wildest dreams-fantasy will ultimately limit him.” There is difference between Fantasy and imagination that people seem to misunderstand and the value that each has to the child’s development. Imagination is the ability to conceptualise objects or events which are not present,…

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Freud and Jung the Unconscious

The unconscious is hypothetically a region of the mind that contains desires, recollections, fears, feelings and thoughts that are prevented from expression in the conscious awareness. One of the most influential philosophers who made theories about the unconscious and its aspects is of Sigmund Freud. Freud distinguished between three different concepts of the unconscious: descriptive unconsciousness, dynamic unconsciousness, and the system unconsciousness. The descriptive unconsciousness refers to all those things in mental life in which people are not instinctively aware…

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Unconscious Mind

The word personality originates from the Latin word “persona” which means mask. From the modern meaning of mask, it means a cover used for disguise. However from the ancient Latin-speaking world, the word is used not to conceal something but to typify or represent a character in theater plays. Thus, personality is what differentiates or distinguishes a person. It is a mask that sets an individual apart from others. For a more detailed description of personality, it is defined as…

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Education and Transformation

Transformative learning is the process of “using a prior interpretation to construe a new or revised interpretation of the meaning of one’s experience in order to guide future action” (Mezirow, 2003). It is also a process where “an education that is transformative redirects and reenergizes those who pause to reflect on what their lives have been and take on new purposes and perspectives” (Will McWhinney et al. , 2003). Jack Mezirow’s central idea is the process “to make meaning from…

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Understanding Consciousness

The success of a business, especially immediately after establishment depends on various factors. Branding and goodwill form some of these major factors. It is worth noting that branding points to the value that customers attach to a given product or service and is often informed by their experience or perception that they have about the name as well as the known history of the producer or the service provider. A business on the other hand enjoys goodwill if it uses…

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The Social Animal

The Social Animal by David Brooks is an analytical description of the unconscious and critical role it plays in the human development as well. This book probes the idea that the unconscious mind is the driving force behind human interaction and main component that makes us who we are. The Social Animal, published in 2011, is one of the many published works by Brooks that have received many positive reviews for his intellectual and emotional approach to tackling the diverse…

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Double Consciousness

Hans Holbein’s painting The Ambassadors, which Henry James was undoubtedly referencing in his eponymous novel, is a fascinating model because it contains the germs of a peculiar representation of the double and of some of the motifs associated with this theme: distortion, metamorphosis, liminality and perspectival relativity. At a first glance, the painting displays a simple referential correspondence between its title and the represented subject: it is a portrait of two men, the ambassadors. However, the beholder’s perception is complicated…

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Close Analysis of Rhapsody on a Windy Night

From the opening line Eliot engages the audience by having an auspicious beginning. By using “twelve o’clock”, he has taken an ungrammatical sentence and used it as a bridging between two days. He does this as a way of setting up the novelistic functions within his poetry, a common feature of his writing. He continues with his narrative technique by following the time by the place in which the poem is set. The “lunar synthesis” referred to in the first…

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the Analysis of the Text _from_ W.s._

The text under study is taken from the book “The Complete Short Stories of L.P. Hartley” written by L.P. Hartley. Leslie Poles Hartley, an English novelist and the son of a solicitor was educated at Oxford’s College and for more than twenty years he was a fiction viewer for magazines. He wrote a lot of novels and made a great contribution to English fiction. “W.S.” was published posthumously in 1973. The genre chosen by the writer dictates the adoption of…

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Existentialism & Fight Club

From an existentialism point of view, there is no right or wrong choice, since one gives an action value by the virtue of choosing it. Choices can only be judged on how involved the decision maker is when making it. Judging by this standard, the narrator is justified in killing Tyler, since he fully became involved in choosing to both accept and reject Tyler’s values by that action. “Existentialism’s first move is to make every man aware of what he…

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Ufo Truths and Lies

When is the truth a lie?………….. When it is only half told. The truth like an arrow in flight, if it deviates by a plus or minus . 0 degrees, in any direction, will not hit its mark. True it may come pretty close, may fall with in acceptable boundaries, but more times than not it will miss the mark altogether. Seems to me people always say they want that arrow (the truth) to hit dead center bulls eye all…

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Double Consciousness of the Media

Gerald Early refers to the term “double-consciousness” in his 1992 article on Malcom X, entitled “Their Malcom, My Problem” as two things that were bound together in the Negro individual: both blackness and Americanness, which were options that had meaning only when they were measured against each other. Separately, they offered the Negro individual nothing. The public media in the United States has this same problem of double-consciousness: on one hand they want to inform the public about current events…

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Emotional Intelligence

How would Freud explain the personality differences between Mike and Marty Scanlon? According to Freud, the mind can be divided into two main parts: The conscious mind includes everything that we are aware of. This is the aspect of our mental processing that we can think and talk about rationally. A part of this includes our memory, which is not always part of consciousness but can be retrieved easily at any time and brought into our awareness. Freud called this…

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Fred Dretske’s Concept of Consciousness

Consciousness is an aspect of mind that puzzles several philosophers throughout history. The conscious experience of self and the world is the focal issue in theorizing people’s minds. In an scholarly attempt to identify what consciousness truly means and what constitutes this philosophical phenomenon, a vivid understanding of its place in nature and how it associates with the nonconscious aspects of reality is established in order to avoid a debacle and put all the clashing arguments concerning consciousness into a…

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Mobs, Mobs, Mobs

Mob mentality is a term used to describe a unique behavioral characteristic that develops when people are in a large group. It is often viewed as a negative sense but it can also be a positive sense. When people in our society today hear the word “mob” they think of an aggressive chaotic group of people fight or doing something with little to no reason. The mobs we have today has the same effect of what people think but it…

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