Essays Tagged: "Subjectivity"

Existentialism in the early 19th Century. Speaks of writers and philosophers.

itself suggests one major theme: the stress on concrete individual existence and, consequently, on subjectivity, individual freedom, and choice.Moral IndividualismMost philosophers since Plato have h ... further contended that the individual must decide which situations are to count as moral situations.SubjectivityAll existentialists have followed Kierkegaard in stressing the importance of passionate ...

(6 pages) 465 0 4.8 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

The Subjectivity of the Character "Safie" in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

d, the character, Safie, is very interesting as she is unique from the other characters in that her subjectivity is more clearly dependent on her religion and the culture of her nation. Contrasts can ... o be made in relation to the differences between Safie's development as a foreign character and her subjectivity as a female character in relation to those of the other female characters of the book. ...

(8 pages) 73 0 3.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Gender Roles in "The Tree of Red Stars".

tivity, insight into relationships, perception of details, submission or resignation to their life, subjectivity, and involvement. Masculine traits include: brutality, the ability to dominate, detachm ...

(6 pages) 55 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Realism and how authors like Mark Twain and F. Scott Fitzgerald give a "tell it like it is" writing in the stories. An author can only write realistically about what he/she knows.

literature realism, is an approach that attempts to describe life without idealization or romantic subjectivity. Realism has been mainly concerned with the commonplaces of everyday life among the mid ...

(7 pages) 122 0 3.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Shape of Things," by Neil LaBute and directed by Barry Kyle

he gender tables around--it is a woman exploiting a man this time. It discovered the beauty of art, subjectivity, and love. Considering that almost everyone can relate to one of these subjects if not ...

(4 pages) 48 0 3.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Albert Camus (author of The Stranger) and Existentialism .

alism was a movement of the 19th and 20th centuries that primarily focused on individual existence, subjectivity, individual freedom, and choice. Most philosophers since ancient Greek times of Plato h ...

(1 pages) 82 0 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

The Bigger Problem Describes black subjectivity in the urban north through two texts

What does Richard Wright's depiction of Bigger Thomas suggest about his conceptualization of black subjectivity in the urban North, and to what extent does it depart from the "the New Negro" in Alain ... is representing something larger than himself we need to look at the nature of his specific type of subjectivity to further understand the character. We are constantly displayed with examples of exter ...

(7 pages) 81 0 4.2 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

The BCS is the collusion to attain more money-spelled out in game theory. (Purely Opinion)

am in the nation no one would be able to refute the objectivity of an equation and take out all the subjectivity that the old system created. The five major conferences include the PAC-10, BIG-10, BIG ...

(2 pages) 47 1 4.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Confession of a Mask: A Perverse Text?

n group interactions, all of which are located within social settings, each of these dimensions --- subjectivity, intersubjectivity and social context --- must be taken into account (Pile, 1996: 53). ... eal over time to produce the appearance of substance, of natural sort of being" (Butler, 1990: 33). Subjectivity becomes a performance, a masquerade. Essence is absent under self discipline. People as ...

(12 pages) 90 0 3.4 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

18th Century Sensibility and Classical Theory

h its participants. The principle of sensibility, founded from the non-artist world, questioned the subjectivity vs. objectivity distinction in morality and beauty. Two writers on this discussion, Per ...

(6 pages) 67 0 3.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Analyze the Author-Narrator relationship in Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and discuss how this affects the subsequent perception of the work by the reader

ective narrators; not just any other tale but THEIR tale. Injecting their own personal experiences, subjectivity and point of view into the story through differing forms of narration, the Author seeks ... ause through the process of the author penning his thoughts as the narrator, the text tends towards subjectivity.Narrative truth is defined as the criteria we use to decide when a certain experience h ...

(8 pages) 91 0 3.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Mark Twain

Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener": Humorous or Tragic?

om which Herman Melville relates the story of Bartleby, the telling of a tragic story with humorous subjectivity, the story's plot and outcome determines the categorization. In fact, had Melville not ... erman Melville relates the story of Bartleby, the telling of a tragic story sprinkled with humorous subjectivity, the actual story line, through its progression should determine its categorization. Fo ...

(4 pages) 126 1 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Subjectivity: Psycho-literary Aspect

SubjectivityIn some instances the "subject" will appear to be synonymous with the "individual", the ... riginate, is integral to the structure of language and, by extension, to the structure of conscious subjectivity which it constitutes. Language ...exists in historically specific discourse which inher ...

(1 pages) 28 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Jean-Paul Sartre the Existentialist, Sigmund Freud the Determinist, and Victor Frankenstein

unconscious drives in the 20th century and was a determinist. He believed that humans operate under subjectivity also, but with many behaviors resulting from unconscious drives. Mary Shelley's novel F ... realm of humanity. Existentialists do not place focus on "objective truth", but believe that it is subjectivity that defines human existence. Last, but most certainly not the least, the freedom in wh ...

(11 pages) 135 0 2.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Intangible assets

ny of these decisions are subjective and the results may vary from one individual to the next. This subjectivity leaves room for the manipulation of intangible assets to achieve the desired outcome. M ... y decisions for accountants, as there is no right answer, only debatable alternatives. With so much subjectivity and so many stakeholders, the assessment of intangible assets can have many outcomes fo ...

(12 pages) 391 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

This essay agress with Roland Barthe's quote "all reality is a myth a form of narrative."

d by a variety of factors. Colossal events attempt to project a uniform reality but fail due to the subjectivity. Society is constantly changing, thus no consistency can ever exist.Very few aspects of ...

(3 pages) 39 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

An essay about the ongoing debate of whether or not sociology is indeed value-free or free from biases.

ing of the subject at hand.First and foremost, a definition of a few concepts, namely, objectivity, subjectivity, and value freedom is required to straighten out any misconceptions about the way that ... cial structures that act to channel and control people's behavior in very broad ways" - is derived. Subjectivity, on the other hand, is quite the opposite. Being subjective means that the "researcher ...

(4 pages) 76 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Michel Foucault

thor of a theory, tradition, or discipline.Foucault has influenced various fields like the study of subjectivity, power, knowledge, discourse, history, sexuality, madness, and the penal system. He is ... ious topics as discourses: ways of constituting knowledge, together with social practices, forms of subjectivity and the power relations which inhere in such knowledges, and the relations between them ...

(3 pages) 178 1 4.2 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Comment on William Wordsworth's portrayal of Nature and his treatment of it

Wordsworth's poems initiated the Romantic era by emphasizing feeling, instinct, and subjectivity above formality and mannerism. The themes that run through Wordsworth's poetry, and the ...

(3 pages) 80 1 4.7 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Nietzsche Vs. Kierkegaard

Existentialism is based on the idea of individual existence, subjectivity, and the individual's freedom of/and choice. The task of existential thought is to loca ...

(9 pages) 144 0 3.8 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics