Essays Tagged: "aristotelian"

Aristotle vs. Darwin

tle's teleological method was supported widely for over 2,000 years. One scientist remarks that the Aristotelian teleology 'has been the ghost, the unexplained mystery which has haunted biology throug ... icist and philosopher of biology, wrote that Darwin's ideas were a rebellion against thought in the Aristotelian-scholastic way (Ayala, 4). In order to understand how Darwinism can be considered a rev ...

(9 pages) 444 6 4.6 Jun/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

An essay on business ethics, presuppositions of the game theory. Speaks of Solomon's ideas

lve it. He sees the problem as how to get people to think about business and about themselves in an Aristotelian rather than a neo-Hobbesian (or even a Rawlsian) way, which the game theoretical models ...

(5 pages) 228 2 3.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

"Scarlett O'Hara: Tragic Hero?" This essay proves that Scarlett O'Hara from Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With The Wind" is a tragic hero according to Aristotle.

e, there are three common occurrences in the lives of all tragic heroes. The classic tragic hero of Aristotelian poetics is of noble derivation and nature. The fatal flaw which is usually hubris, or p ...

(4 pages) 61 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"The House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton.

adder. Her extreme carelessness and arrogance initially evoke less pity than desired by the classic Aristotelian formula, but as the story progresses, the potent horrors that unfold prove to iterate t ... ce as her husband was a result of her own arrogance.Lily's arrogance may qualify as a factor in the Aristotelian "error in judgement," and she continues to make several frustrating errors throughout t ...

(11 pages) 77 1 4.7 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ethics Of Genetic Engineering

occurs, one has merely used the freedom to choose to step out of the arena in which it exists. The Aristotelian ethics concurs with the basic tenets of Williams' philosophy. Aristotle believed that a ...

(5 pages) 82 1 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

How did Aquinas resolve the conflict between Aristotelian philosophy and the Christian Doctrine of the beginning of the world?

In brief Aquinas was able to resolve the conflict between the Aristotelian notion of a world that out of logical necessity has no beginning and the Christian doct ... mediately without any secondary causes, that He created the universe with a temporal beginning. The Aristotelian contention that the universe out of logical necessity has no beginning and always was, ... y a possibility.In 46 article 1 "Has the universe of creatures always existed?" Aquinas refutes the Aristotelian notion that the world is necessarily eternal and holds that "Nothing apart from God has ...

(7 pages) 37 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

How Aristotelian is Aquinas's conception of the human soul?

n human beings it must be described as subsistent. The first element can be described as thoroughly Aristotelian; the second element is Aquinas' way of reconciling the Aristotelian notion of what it i ... hin the scope of this essay to explore it, what shall be shown is how Aquinas has used the tools of Aristotelianism to form his doctrine.Aquinas' first move in formulating his conception of the soul i ...

(24 pages) 69 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy


sed on the Judeo-Christian context of the Elizabethan times and reflected in Shakespeare use of the Aristotelian tragic conventions. The downfall of the protagonist was linked to his fatal flaw or ham ...

(8 pages) 85 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Othello: Othello is both a monster and a hero. Dicuss

ave a flaw that is the reason for his or her downfall. The character of Othello is an example of an Aristotelian tragic hero; whose tragic flaws, his gullibility and jealousy are the cause of his down ... s tragic flaws, were the underlying reason for his downfall. These characteristics make him a clear Aristotelian tragic hero. Iago's statement, "Work on, my medicine work! Thy credulous fools are caug ...

(4 pages) 87 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How is it known that the Earth rotates? Describe how precise measurements of this rotation, particularly those involving eclipses, have demonstrated that the Earth is gradually slowing down.

g; otherwise an object dropped from a tower would land to the west of the tower, in accordance with Aristotelian laws of motion.It was not until Foucault's pendulum experiment in 1851 that the incontr ...

(8 pages) 65 0 4.2 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo - a new theory of the universe.

ircle (epicycle) around a larger circle (deferent). Ptolemy used the spherical model because of the Aristotelian ideal of circles being the perfect shape.Nicholas Copernicus, a Polish scholar and prie ... ian mathematician and astronomer. He did experiments about motion that seemed to disprove the whole Aristotelian system that said a thing needed to be constantly acted upon in order to have motion. He ...

(3 pages) 96 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Explain why Willy Loman is or is not a tragic hero

nd anxiety."Literary critic, Professor Harold Bloom claims that Willy Loman is not a tragic hero by Aristotelian standards because he "does not fall from a great height, nor does he come to any realiz ...

(4 pages) 52 0 0.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The relationship between the development of the Enlightenment Period and the Scientific Revolution

ld, in which he supported the Copernican, or heliocentric theory of the universe, and denounced the Aristotelian system, which maintained the geocentric theory. Galileo supported his claims with elabo ...

(2 pages) 67 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

a hero going from joyfulness to ultimately misery due to his hamartia, or flaw. The quintessential Aristotelian hero has many good traits but his biggest trait , Hubris, which causes his downfall. Th ...

(11 pages) 36 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Short Oral response of Augusto Boal's Image THeatre

Augusto Boal, theatre innovator, viewed 'Aristotelian' or traditional theatre as oppression and domination. You were either an actor, who had ...

(4 pages) 25 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Compare Bacon and Descartes

n the Middle Ages. Both men published between 1620 and 1640 and held to the belief that Medieval or Aristotelian methods were retrograding and worthless. Through their works they stressed that truth w ...

(3 pages) 56 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

A production design for the play oedipus rex by sophoclese with the ideas of artaud.

Oedipus Rex is a classic Greek play, fitting the Aristotelian mould of tragedy. In my production of this piece, I would like to set it in a post-apoc ...

(6 pages) 31 0 4.6 Mar/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Motifs in "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young man"

(pg.175)The contrapuntal openingThe first two pages, the story his fathers tells to Stepehn, is an Aristotelian catalogue of senses, faculties, and mental activities played against the unfolding of t ...

(5 pages) 50 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The tragedy of medea

ter of the story succeeds in what she had set upon to accomplish. Even so, this play still fits the Aristotelian definition of a tragedy. Aristotle wrote that for a play to be a tragedy, it must have ...

(3 pages) 38 0 3.4 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Holistic Medicine and Spirituality

the forefather of medicine. "It is easy to forget that, by its nature, science is reductionist and Aristotelian, exploring reality by slicing it in to understandable pieces." (Fulder 775) There are l ...

(13 pages) 110 0 1.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology