Paranoid Schizophrenia and The Death of Donny Hathaway By Eric Moore Paranoid Schizophrenia means to be delusional of the mind. Let’s think about what that mean delusions can mean allot of things. To have delusions mean that your mind is exploring your brain. Which is something few people will ever have the chance to do. It’s amazing to always be able to think and still have you mind wonder.
Hannah Aerts PHIL 1102-101 Movie Review #3 Tuesday 24, 2012 Ms. Carr Gattaca Proving people wrong. Countless movies, newspaper articles, books, and revered heroes are all about the same story, coming from the bottom and proving what everyone or the majority of what society thought to be right, wrong. The movie Gattaca not only addresses an underdog rising to the top storyline, but also the moral question of genetically engineering humans. This concept has many pro’s and con’s depending on who you ask. Since we are in a philosophy class, asking three modern and celebrated philosophers what they might think would be the best way to start this sort of debate.
Introduction Carl Jung was born in Switzerland in 1875 and along with Sigmund Freud is amoungst one of the most widely recognised names in psychology. Freud initially worked closely with Freud, some say that thier meeting together lasted over 13 hours of constant conversation. The pair worked closesly, Freud even saw Jung as his protege but he struggled with Freud’s theory of everything being influenced by sexuality and they split their alliance in 1913. Jung was deeply affected by this split and experienced his own psychological ‘crisis’ resulting in him withdrawing to Zurich for six years, exploring his own unconscious. Patients still visited him however and he became renowned worldwide for his skills as a psychoanalyst.
Ray Bradbury and Kurt Wimmer demonstrate the overpowering themes of censorship and utopian societies gone corrupt, in a convincing manor. In the film and book, many of the characters go through the same emotional journeys due to their restrictive societies and censorship, which are the main themes. The settings in these literary works are also very similar. After thoroughly reading this novel and watching this movie, it is quite clear that utopian societies lead to destruction. Censorship often leads to rebellion, as it had in Fahrenheit 451 and Equilibrium.
This article first appeared in 1963 in A Matter of Life, a collection of essays edited by Clara Urquhart. Writing shortly after the Cuban Missile crisis brought us to the brink of World War III and led many to fear that the nuclear arms race threatened human survival, Fromm explains why, despite common beliefs, disobedience can at times be a necessary and liberating virtue and mindless obedience a vice. Exploring the role of conscience in a person’s decision to disobey authority and displease those in power, he distinguishes between what he calls “authoritarian conscience” and “humanistic conscience.” It’s not an easy read and will require careful rereading. For centuries kings, priests, feudal lords, industrial bosses and parents have insisted that obedience is a virtue and that disobedience is a vice. In order to introduce another point of view, let us set against this position the following statement: human history began with an act of disobedience, and it is not unlikely that it will be terminated by an act of obedience.
(Freud) Aggressive & violent behaviours? (Observational learning: Abusers - foster parents) From the painful & traumatic childhood Will had, perhaps that was his way of:- getting a sense of power (from the powerless situation he was in with the abuses he had) getting attention( from the neglect & lack of attention he had with foster parents?) indirect, non-verbal “call-out” that he had been tremendously hurt & abused low self efficacy? (Albert Bandura) Q3) To include the following factors: Counselling session with the psychologist & hypnotist To elaborate: Failure of the counselling sessions was not only attributed from the therapists but also from Will who had consciously & deliberately put up resistance, barrier & shield from them getting deeper into his
Antisocial Personality Disorder- Ted Bundy: A Perfect Storm PSY/410 October 21, 2011 Abstract Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASP) is defined as “the chronic manifestation of antisocial behavior patterns in impulsive or amoral persons.” The general characteristics associated with these types of behavioral patterns include impulsiveness, inability to delay gratification, narcissism, and problems effectively accepting and dealing with authority. (Vorvick & Merrill, 2010) In this paper we will examine one of the most prominent cases of Antisocial Personality Disorder; Theodore Robert Bundy. We will examine the biological, cognitive, behavioral and emotional components of the disorder that defined the man and his actions. There are many components involved in the evolution of Antisocial Personality disorder and the subsequent violent and criminal behaviors associated. In a paper written by Elizabeth Kandel PhD.
According to Thomas Moore, ‘it is only through mystery and madness that the soul is revealed’ Moore is depicting here the need for the human kind must reveal themselves in order to find their true identity, as well as that there is madness in everyone and people shouldn’t be so quick to judge. The play Cosi is set in a mental institution in 1971, in Melbourne. There are two scenes in this play that caught my eye when it came to madness and love, and there are two scenes that reinforce this immensely, they are Act 2, Scene 1, and Act 2, scene 2.. Themes that will be discussed are infidelity vs fidelity and madness. Fidelity vs infidelity is an issue depicted in the play because it is an ideal that can never be achieved.
To continue Kesey expression through strong-willed lead roles who differentiate from the crowd, he created the character of Randle Patrick McMurphy, to showcase his own rebellious ideas into, “a defiant man in a madhouse where madness was the only affirming and clarifying response to the dehumanizing tyranny of an authority figure” (Great American Trip). Though the use of psychedelic drugs contributed to Keseys expression, he states that, “Drugs don’t create characters or stories any more than pencils do. They are merely instruments that help get them on the page” (Ken Kesey). It is in this novel that Kesey sets out to relay his ideas that he lives his life through. He first begins by constructing a setting of societal influence, a mental hospital.
Comparing Brando’s early rebellion against authority to any average teenager’s quarrel with life itself. Denby also uses a lot of deductive reasoning in his writing. To get us from point a to point b. In this case he started talking about an old western movies and then from there he drew the reader out ever so precisely, and took them to a whole different conclusion about high school movies. David Denby’s short essay is a prime example of a persuasive essay.