Essays Tagged: "Egoism"

The fears of the futuristic world in Brave New World, and it's impact on society.

elieves that so much would be given to society, that this society would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Also, Huxley thought the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Huxley was also cer ... So much is being given to society, that everyone in this society would be reduced to passivity and egoism. This is seen in the saying "Never put 'til tomorrow the fun you can have today." (Pg. ). By ...

(3 pages) 124 0 2.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"From Egoism to Humility" deals with Shakespeare's King Lear. This essay argues how King Lear journeys from egoism to humility.

ortantly, the daughter that loves him the most. However, as the play progresses, Lear journeys from egoism to humility and death.Lear is a very egotistic man. In the beginning, the foolish king (who o ... disowns and disinherits Cordelia.The first scene of Act I gives the readers a clear view on Lear's egoism. He sees himself as righteous, and his decisions just. When the Earl of Kent tells him to rec ...

(4 pages) 152 0 4.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

About dadaism.

from a real necessity in the author, produced for himself. It expresses the knowledge of a supreme egoism, in which laws wither away. Every page must explode, either by profound heavy seriousness, th ...

(12 pages) 109 0 3.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

This is an essay for ethics class on what moral theories i would adopt and follow

de answerers on the search for good and evil. Kant's theory on deontology, Freud's theory on psycho egoism and self deception Theory of Ethical conventionalism, Theory on human and nature centered eth ...

(2 pages) 163 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

The Dangers of Objectification

consideration. To say that I am an egoist, or that another student is an altruist, is to imply that egoism or altruism is the essential nature of the person, and that other considerations fade into th ... and become unimportant under this veil of the person's ethical philosophy. It is to equate me with egoism, or to equate the other student with relativism.But I am more than Bob the egoist; I am also ...

(3 pages) 32 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Critical essay describing the theme and stylistic elements used by Ayn Rand in "The Fountainhead" with bibliography

Egoism Versus Altruism: Ayn Rand's The FountainheadAyn Rand in her controversial novel, The Fountain ... ders that he is a foil of Howard, and while Roark's character is utilized to represent the power of egoism, Ayn uses Keating's character to symbolize the failure of collectivism. Keating is illustrate ... nonsense would be surprised by how faithfully its playbook is followed. Ayn conceives the theme of egoism versus altruism through clever diction, imagery, and distinctive narrative technique. It is a ...

(9 pages) 115 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Education of Jefferson: Character Analysis of Jefferson in A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines

ers of dreams, and thieves of humanity. For it is through the greatly tarnished words: selfishness, egoism, and individualism, that it is ever possible for Jefferson to become a man and accomplish wha ... s belief "...y'all want me to be better than ever'body else" (Gaines 224). Many people will call it egoism, pride, pretentious, arrogance, but it is the matter which makes heroes. What heroes can one ...

(10 pages) 89 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Eugene Grandet Quote Style Analysis

Chapter One:I. "This face revealed a dangerous cunning, a calculated integrity, the egoism of a man accustomed to limit his emotions to the joys of avarice and the only being who reall ...

(5 pages) 23 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Was it ever possible for the British to establish a fair solution to the Palestinian problem?

humanity and the fate of Palestine the defining traits of man. An epitome of altruism in spirit yet egoism in action, Machiavellian interests in paradoxical apposition to honour and honesty, blinkered ...

(10 pages) 29 1 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Egoism of Jonathan Edwards

he preacher's thoughts. This paper examines the ethics of Jonathan Edwards compared to the ethic of egoism first outlined by Thomas Hobbes in his Leviathan. Comparing advocates and opponents of an Edw ... first outlined by Thomas Hobbes in his Leviathan. Comparing advocates and opponents of an Edwardian egoism, this paper reveals the similarities between the egoism of men like Hobbes and the righteous ...

(12 pages) 44 0 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Julius Caesar, and why he was a great leader: An account of the history as well as reasons for Julius's sucess.

wrongdoing, and taught that he was better than everyone else. Such a childhood could only result in egoism. This sense of egoism in Julius is as any thing, an important part to being a great leader. T ... ave faith in yourself, and Julies had just that. Julies was famous for his many gallant displays of egoism, but one of his most famous may be the pirate story. Julies was on his way overseas, when pir ...

(5 pages) 65 0 4.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Analyzing the Parable of the Sadhu

Egoism: Does the action promote the person's long term interest.Here the question is what action pro ...

(6 pages) 92 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Similarities Between "Okonkwo" and "King Lear"

and King Lear become somewhat humble. These stories are perfect examples of how extreme hubris and egoism can lead to the utmost downfall of even the most powerful person.One problem both Lear and Ok ...

(1 pages) 1852 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Egoism: An Essential Motive of Writing

ial motives for writing; most important of which is the focus on establishing a drive towards sheer egoism, which he defines as "[d]esire to seem clever, to be talked about, to be remembered after dea ... ders to put down what they're doing, to interact, however briefly, with the readers' point of view. Egoism can arouse an author's enthusiasm of writing and produce fascinating literature.Since the pra ...

(3 pages) 37 0 3.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Comparing Flannery O'Connor's short stories: "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and "Everything That Rises Must Converge"

wn shallow, petty and superficial selves. O'Connor's characters are tragically unaware of their own egoism. The characters' excessive pride blinds them to their own flaws. When characters finally acqu ... d all evil is a perversion of good; O'Connor's stories exemplify that individual evil arises due to egoism and lack of self-analysis. For example, the grandmother in A Good Man is Hard to Find is very ...

(5 pages) 79 2 4.5 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Biology and Altruism

nary as "devotion to the welfare of others, regard for others, as a principle of action; opposed to egoism or selfishness." Altruism in this case of discussion deals with evolutionary theory and where ...

(4 pages) 43 0 3.8 Apr/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Bridging The Gap Of The Digital Divide

ocial policy is linked to different motivational factors endorsed by the President, factors such as egoism, altruism, collectivism and principlism, which begin to state an indirect compensation to the ... previous terms, explaining how they could be seen as motivational factors in this particular case. Egoism is define as helping others for some sort of personal gain, while in this case, the President ...

(2 pages) 42 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Relativism, Subjectivism, Egoism

at can be deduced from the situation, which amplifies the concepts of subjectivism, relativism, and egoism. Analyzing the situation using the subjectivist critique will suggest that the fifteen-year-o ... vail, hence, making the act (of selling the baby) wrong. Furthermore, as Hinman may put it (Ethical Egoism, p. 14), the value of self-love i.e. to seek for our interests, is a good value but it must b ...

(5 pages) 45 0 3.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Othello Lecture

"I am not what I am" But need not feel degraded before an obvious inferior (Rod) Believes absolute egoism is only way, conscience is an absurdity Iago's personal shame = becomes morally shameless as ...

(2 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Discuss Durkheim's association of egoistic suicide with modern society and obligatory altruistic suicide with pre- modern society

society where as obligatory altruistic suicide is more common in pre modern society.The term “egoism” is used to define an individual in a community detaching himself from the bigger group ... gradually depends on himself more and became only concerned about his personal pursuit. This “egoism” is a main cause for egoistic suicide. Therefore the term “egoistic suicide” i ...

(4 pages) 14 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology