Essays Tagged: "senses"


er than Hipparchus' 1st magnitude stars and ones much, much fainter than 6.As it turns out, the eye senses brightness logarithmically, so each increase in 5 magnitudes corresponds to a decrease in bri ...

(3 pages) 202 2 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

What is Art?

viewer. Art isfeeling.The artist needs inspiration through stimulation of visual, sonic, andmental senses. The artist has to have an idea and a reason for the art theycreate. Art is never without rea ...

(3 pages) 246 1 4.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays

"Black Boy" by Richard Wright. An Oppressionist Impression

nce and oppression witnessed by a boy his age. Richard Wright, through the the use of the words his senses produced, brought his past into light for the children of the future. He allows his readers t ...

(4 pages) 90 0 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Introduction to Philosophy: an essay that offers my own answers to 6 major questions in philosophy

are based on rationalism (based on mind and reason) and empiricism (based on science). Our level of senses and reason should provide topical explanations. But, reason is not straightforward, simple or ... he sort; they speak of colors, smells, tastes, and other experiences that are revealed to us by our senses. But our senses, by themselves, reveal nothing of the true reality which underlie them.For ex ...

(8 pages) 650 0 4.8 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Milk: Does it Really Do the Body Good?

e. But solid food belongeth to the that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil."- King James Version of The Holy Bible, HEBREWS: 5:1 ...

(8 pages) 216 0 3.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

"Literary tools used in Mishima's 'Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea'"

y. He used this technique to further his storylines and themes. Imagery is the incorporation of the senses in a story so that the reader feels more connected to the book. In his book, The Sailor Who F ...

(2 pages) 45 0 3.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Forbidden Fruit, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

t after his creation. At first, he knew nothing but base urges and desires. He was confused buy his senses, unable to distinguish between them. He only took clothes to shelter him from the bitter cold ...

(3 pages) 78 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analysis of Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"

y is about a man (the narrator) visiting his boyhood friend who is suffering from "acuteness of the senses". His friend, Roderick Usher, sent for him in hopes that his friend might afford him solace. ...

(4 pages) 146 0 3.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

A Dream Come True

ing to bite me? No, it just licked my cheek. Even before it finished licking my cheek, I came to my senses. I didn't understand what I dreamt about. After thinking about the dream for about ten minute ...

(4 pages) 52 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"The Martian Chronicles" by Ray Bradbury

to Mars to try to colonize it. This plan is cut short when aMartian, who has telepathic abilities, senses the men coming. When themen land, they meet a martian with a gun and so ends the first expedi ...

(3 pages) 38 0 4.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Sense Experience

bility to know the world on the sense experience given the information that is being presented. Our senses are touching, hearing, smelling and tasting, I believe it is quite possible that a person cou ... toxication or fever, in other words this person could be hallucinating.There are many ways that the senses can be tricked into believing things that are not true, an example is when a person takes the ...

(2 pages) 104 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Morality. Rene Descartes, Thomas Hobbes and David Hume were all after the truth

at true and certain knowledge.Descartes and Hobbes were both rationalists. They did not trust their senses. Senses deceive and cover up the truth. The only truth was that based on reason and rational ... of the three discussed. He uses fundamental reasoning for everything he questions. By rejecting the senses, he systematically rejects deception. We are constantly being fooled by our senses, unless we ...

(2 pages) 163 0 3.5 Sep/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Descarte's Meditation one

n doubt what is considered to bereality. He begins by first noting that one can not trust their own senses, because we canbe deceived by our sciences. An example of such would be if one looks at an op ... Argument.The Dream Argument is essential in because it allows one to logically questionnot only the senses but their surroundings and actions as well. Although one can doubtthat what they see or hear ...

(2 pages) 167 0 3.7 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Compare and contrast auditory system and optical system

f taken amount of stimuli and transfer it into some figure that we can perceive as images that make senses. Auditory systems involved in sound wave that transduced by drum ear into some kind of vibrat ...

(2 pages) 133 2 3.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Premature Infancy

nto shock by a loud sound or even bright light. This occurs because many babieshave fully-developed senses and underdeveloped organs, which may become a problem,since the brain may not be developed we ... a problem,since the brain may not be developed well enough to be able to distinguish these differentsenses, which causes the baby to panic and lose control of its actions.The main underdeveloped parts ...

(5 pages) 99 0 3.5 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


hen be logic. Take Zeno's Paradoxes for example. The idea that movement does not occur and that our senses are unreliable seems absurd to me. Even though I can not prove it to be false, I can not exce ... ly ridiculous because it offends either our reason or our common sense. However, I can not prove my senses to be accurate, but I do rely on them the majority of the time. I believe it is a natural tru ...

(2 pages) 83 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Transcendentalism, the Philosophy of the Mind

ntalism is the view that the basic truth of theuniverse lies beyond the knowledge obtained from the senses, aknowledge that transcendentalists regard as the mere appearance ofthings (Adventures 162). ... nscendentalism, says, 'Transcendentalism maintains that man hasideas that come not through the five senses, or the power ofreasoning; but are either the result of direct revelation from God, hisimmedi ...

(4 pages) 183 0 2.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

The Sight of Science

markedly on others. Bacon insists on the importance of experimentation and relative uselessness of senses and experience, while Decartes thinks them imporatnt for understanding of nature. Galileo str ... x to be taken superficially; it defies both understanding of the human mind and perception of human senses. The onlyway to make sure that an axiom is true is by conducting a series of apt scientific t ...

(6 pages) 122 0 3.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Escape from the Desert Island

hand. Unsuccessful, I closed my eyes tightly, shutting out the ball of fire hanging overhead. As my senses returned in a painful blow, I raised myself up slowly, spitting out a mouthful of sand. With ...

(2 pages) 40 1 4.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Shylock Antisemitism

Paper # 1- Topic (7)"I am a Jew/ Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs/ dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with/ the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject/ to the s ...

(4 pages) 77 1 4.0 May/2002

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