They all elaborate and personify madness as a derivation of vitality, form of genius, sanity put to good use. You see, if I’m not mistaken, two of society’s most reliable sources contradict between their statements. And yet we haven’t come to the amusing part. Society is unable to differentiate let alone comprehend the difference between such astray notions. Gentleman, reflect and ponder, society should not define madness for us, society itself is mad.
Absurdity is defined as that which is contrary to reason; clearly untrue, unreasonable or ridiculous. The subject of existentialism is prevalent in Albert Camus’ novel The Stranger portrayed through the life of the protagonist, Meursault. Camus depicts absurdity bringing about happiness or indifference with respect to Meursault's life that are driven by his refusal to behave in accordance with social norms. Those revolts can be seem through instantaneous physical sensations like his sexual relationship with Marie or smoking that Meursualt desires, but invests little to no emotion in them. One can assume that Meursault's lack of care, in the end, allows him to understand the meaninglessness of mankind's struggle for acceptance.
“So long as we keep to the body and our soul is contaminated with this imperfection, there is no chance of our ever attaining satisfactorily to our object, which we assert to be Truth.” (Phaedo 66b) The human is so completely enslaved by their bodily needs that their sense of goodness and justice is off. Another significant argument that was thought was the belief that there is a dreadful disease of Misology. This is the hatred of reasoning and contaminates the mind and the man and causes one to stop questioning the world around him and to stagnate within the world of purpose. “…When one believes that an argument is true
Since we know evil and suffering is a necessary bi-product of human life, we must acknowledge that evil does exist. This proves problematic as it then brings into question the traditional theist’s view of God. However, no traditional theist would accept Hume’s conclusions because it denies God of His perfection. There are ways of sidestepping this issue such as, atheism, deism and polytheism, but none are accepted by traditional theists, and are therefore not a true solution to the problem. A theodicy is seen as a true solution as it defends God’s nature in the face of evil and suffering.
Rhetoric in The Stranger Throughout The Stranger, Camus uses existentialist theory and absurdist rhetoric to further the story of the main character, Meursault, who is socially detached and emotionally distant. Through the lack of evincive language, such as references to emotions or general empathy, Camus creates a character that seems to be above the bourgeois feelings of emotion. Camus attempts to inspire sympathy for a character who, throughout the story, feels none himself. A self-professed absurdist, Camus hated being labeled as an existentialist due to the fundamental differences of the two beliefs. Existentialism is a philosophical theory that states that each individual has absolute freedom of choice and each has the responsibility to regulate one’s own actions.
This staple of his beliefs is why he doesn't fear death, but in fact looks forward to it. By escaping he is committing an unjust act against the state, and committing unjust acts ruins the soul. With a ruined soul there is no point in living life as the soul is the only important thing, not the body. Therefore the most important thing is not only living life, but living a just life. While Socrates arguments may be sound in his opinion, I'm not sure if I agree with them.
However, Durkheim rejected this theory for two reasons; one, there is no concrete proof to show the existence of monomania, second, mental functions are completely dependent on one another, and insanity is present in one area, then it should also be present in another as well, that is if insanity affects one function it should affect at the other functions as well. Therefore the concept of monomania, where an individual displays normal behavior in every other action but shows absolute abnormality in just one particular action is unacceptable and therefore the idea that insanity causes suicide does not hold true according to Durkheim Suicide And Normal Psychological Conditions , Heritance: Durkheim then turns his attention to normal psychological conditions such as race, nationality and heredity to which psychologists attributed suicide to. He believed that to sociologically define race was a difficult task yet he studied the theory given by Morselli regarding race and its effects on suicidal tendencies. Morselli identified four groups on the basis of suicidal rates, put them in descending order and concluded that the Germans had the highest rate of suicides, then came
‘Ritual listening’ is one trap to avoid which is basically just fake listening because the real purpose is to tune out until it is your turn to talk. The ‘Perry Mason’ trap hides an accusation or statement with a question. ‘Why?’ is a similar trap which is also a form of an accusation. The ‘Not?’ question is not truly a question but a way to add your own insight into something. ‘I understand’ is another way to kill communication especially when this statement is made during a conversation surrounding a sensitive topic like death, illness, etc… The last noted trap is ‘Yes, but’ and this is more argumentative than anything.
For those cowards, the not-all The not-yet and irreplaceable sparks That live within the very soul of some Maharlikans The challenge is for those who are willing to commit, Dedicate and consecrate themselves for your salvation For nowadays the Maharlikans seem to have lost their souls and spirit And contended for what they have, that they don't want to reach out The peaks and edge of progressiveness that is on the top For they live within themselves with irrationality, cowardness And unjustified selfishness for which they think is right. Your purification is for and by those who are willing To love you and shall soon accept the challenge of history For the beautification of your face, your culture and body That which has been the victim of injustice You shall be free and