The Literary Theory of Ayn Rand

The Literary Theory of Ayn Rand

Date: January 1969
Creator: Carpenter, Thomas W.
Description: The author believes that Ayn Rand presents a systematic approach to aesthetics and that her work presents an interesting and significant approach to aesthetic problems. The author will attempt to present Ayn Rand's basic aesthetic concepts that throw light on her literary theory. The author will also present her views on literary schools and of individual authors.
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The International Summit on Indigenous Environmental Philosophy 2010

The International Summit on Indigenous Environmental Philosophy 2010

Date: 2012
Creator: unknown
Description: This website contains information about the International Summit on Indigenous Environmental Philosophy 2010, celebrated in Redstone, Oklahoma and in the Dallas area in Texas. The International Summit on Indigenous Environmental Philosophy provided a forum for Indigenous thinkers from around the world to gather in a retreat setting to discuss how Indigenous Environmental Philosophy is distinct from Western Environmental Philosophy. The summit produced a consensus statement called the "Redstone Statement" and a statement of support from the Indigenous Youth of Redstone.
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A Study of the Philosophy of Martin Luther Concerning the Practical Arts and his Influence on the Philosophy of Modern-Day Industrial Arts in the United States

A Study of the Philosophy of Martin Luther Concerning the Practical Arts and his Influence on the Philosophy of Modern-Day Industrial Arts in the United States

Date: August 1952
Creator: Pritchett, Leonard E.
Description: This study is an attempt to show the philosophy of Martin Luther concerning the practical arts and his influence on the philosophy of modern-day industrial arts in the United States. Although Martin Luther is considered generally outstanding because of his influence on religious matters, his philosophy and influence on education as we know it today is recognized.
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The Influence of Comenius upon Current Interpretations of Industrial Arts

The Influence of Comenius upon Current Interpretations of Industrial Arts

Date: August 1952
Creator: Ritter, John T.
Description: This study was made to determine the contributions of John Amos Comenius to the field of education and to analyze specifically his work in this field which would indicate that his philosophy contained concepts for industrial arts which are applicable today.
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"The Passionate Struggle into Conscious Being": the Pollyanalytic Content of D. H. Lawrence's Novels

"The Passionate Struggle into Conscious Being": the Pollyanalytic Content of D. H. Lawrence's Novels

Date: December 1970
Creator: Cox, James T.
Description: D. H. Lawrence left one of the most diverse collections of literary works ever contributed to the literature of the English language; the Lawrence canon contains a body of material which includes novels, short fiction, poetry, drama, literary criticism, travel essays, and philosophical writings. Since Lawrence is generally considered a novelist, the problem arises concerning the relationship between his novels and his other writings. In this case the concentration will be upon Lawrence's philosophical writings or what Lawrence called his pseudo-philosophy--his "pollyanalytics."
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Thomas Hardy and Arthur Schopenhauer : A Comparative Study

Thomas Hardy and Arthur Schopenhauer : A Comparative Study

Date: June 1969
Creator: Keys, Jerry
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to show the influence of Arthur Schopenhauer's philosophy upon two of Thomas Hardy's novels and selected poems from six volumes of his poetry.
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The Humanism of George Orwell

The Humanism of George Orwell

Date: December 1971
Creator: Hale, Jeffrey Lee
Description: This paper argues that George Orwell was a myth maker in the twentieth century, an age of existential perplexities. Orwell recognized that man is innately "patriotic," that the will-to-believe is part of his nature, but that the excesses of scientific analysis have disrupted the absolutes of belief. Through the Organic Metaphor, Orwell attempted to reconstruct man's faith into an aesthetic, and consequently moral, sensibility. Proposing to balance, and not replace, the Mechanistic Metaphor of industrial society, Orwell sought human progress along aesthetic lines. "Socialism" was his political expression of the Organic Metaphor: both advocated universal integrity in time and space.
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The Political Theory of Ayn Rand

The Political Theory of Ayn Rand

Date: December 1971
Creator: Gose, Barbara Baker
Description: The problem undertaken in this thesis is a study of Ayn Rand's political theory as presented in her writings. Rand considers herself both a novelist and a philosopher; her writings are not primarily political in nature. Thus, compiling her political philosophy requires an interpretation of her views on all subjects.
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Nature Symbolism in the Fiction of John Steinbeck

Nature Symbolism in the Fiction of John Steinbeck

Date: August 1971
Creator: Heitkamp, Jan
Description: This thesis is concerned with nature as a source for much of the symbolism and imagery in the novels and short stories of John Steinbeck. The symbolism is examined from the perspective of the philosophy governing Steinbeck's artistic use of nature: that life is a unity and that man is one with nature.
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An Evaluation of the Acting Career of Katharine Cornell

An Evaluation of the Acting Career of Katharine Cornell

Date: August 1967
Creator: White, Opal Thurow
Description: This paper will point out the reasons for the great popular success of Katharine Cornell as an actress. This paper will examine the background of Miss Cornell to determine the influences that helped shape her career, and the theatre training that brought her to her first Broadway "hit." Special attention will be given to Miss Cornell's philosophy of acting as she expressed it in her autobiography and in interviews. Further, this paper will take each role played by Miss Cornell during her career and through the reviews of the dramatic critics determine the artistic merit of each role. Finally, the roles selected to be of artistic merit will again be subjected to the reviews of the drama critics to determine whether or not Miss Cornell achieved artistic excellence in her portrayal of them.
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Pragmatism in the Modern School

Pragmatism in the Modern School

Date: 1940
Creator: Wallace, Audie Price
Description: This study proposes to (1) set forth, in a brief way, the gradual evolution of pragmatism from about 1905 down to the present, (2) to clearly define pragmatism and to differentiate between it and some other "isms" having philosophical significance, (3) and to show how pragmatism has made for itself a place in the modern school curriculum.
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A Comparison of the Philosophical Concepts of Leading Philosophers with those of Certain Southern Oklahoma Educators

A Comparison of the Philosophical Concepts of Leading Philosophers with those of Certain Southern Oklahoma Educators

Date: 1941
Creator: Henry, Isabelle Morton
Description: This investigation proposes to present a comparison of two compendiums of philosophy, and in the light of this comparison determine the prevailing types of educational philosophy and practice used in certain schools of southern Oklahoma.
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The Philosophy of Henry Fielding as Expressed in his Novel, Tom Jones

The Philosophy of Henry Fielding as Expressed in his Novel, Tom Jones

Date: 1941
Creator: Hays, May
Description: This thesis examines the philosophy of Henry Fielding as expressed in his novel, Tom Jones as it relates to the prevailing philosophical thought of eighteenth-century England.
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Emily Dickinson and Nature

Emily Dickinson and Nature

Date: 1945
Creator: Robyn, Dorothy Jean
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to show upon what aspects of nature Emily Dickinson's poems touch, to what extent and in what manner she uses nature terms in expressing her philosophy of life, what ideas she expresses through these terms, and finally what her own philosophy of nature is.
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The Philosophical Beliefs and Practices of the Sherman Elementary Teachers

The Philosophical Beliefs and Practices of the Sherman Elementary Teachers

Date: 1944
Creator: Neves, Doris Ann
Description: The purpose of this study was to find what the philosophies and actual practices of the Sherman elementary teachers are; and how they practice or do not practice their philosophical concepts.
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George Eliot's Life and Philosophy as Reflected in Certain Characters of her Four Early Novels

George Eliot's Life and Philosophy as Reflected in Certain Characters of her Four Early Novels

Date: 1944
Creator: Morehead, Ella Watson
Description: The discussion in this thesis is designed to show reflections of George Eliot's life and philosophy in her four early novels: Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, and Romola.
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An Evaluation of the Trinidad High School, Trinidad, Texas

An Evaluation of the Trinidad High School, Trinidad, Texas

Date: August 1940
Creator: Fincher, E. B.
Description: This thesis is the result of an examination of Trindad High school in Trinidad, Texas. Teaching philosophy, student demographics, student activity types, and student resources are some of the considered aspects of this evaluation.
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Re-engineering Ethics: Pushing Philosophy Outside of its Comfort Zone at the APPE Annual Meeting

Re-engineering Ethics: Pushing Philosophy Outside of its Comfort Zone at the APPE Annual Meeting

Date: March 27, 2013
Creator: Barr, Kelli R. & Lu, Wenlong
Description: This article discusses ethics and pushing philosophy outside of its comfort zone at the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) annual meeting.
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Don Juan in Hell: a Key to Reading Shaw

Don Juan in Hell: a Key to Reading Shaw

Date: August 1961
Creator: Hanks, Harry S.
Description: Since George Bernard Shaw claims that the third act of Man and Superman is a complete commentary on his philosophy, this thesis is a revealing of the philosophy demonstrated in the Dream Scene, and it is an intensive study of the third act based upon a reading of the play.
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The Evolution of Educational Philosophy Underlying the Modern Program of Industrial Arts with Particular Emphasis upon the Contributions of John Locke

The Evolution of Educational Philosophy Underlying the Modern Program of Industrial Arts with Particular Emphasis upon the Contributions of John Locke

Date: August 1955
Creator: Backs, Norman E.
Description: This thesis is a study of the evolution of educational philosophy underlying the modern program of industrial arts with particular emphasis upon the contributions of John Locke. The problem is limited to the study of the philosophy and theories of Locke with a brief coverage of Greek, [mediaeval], and modern periods of philosophy. It is impossible to cover in detail all the works of the three historical periods. Only the important general aspects which have a direct bearing on Locke and his influence upon industrial arts are discussed in detail in this study.
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Mark Twain's Southern Trilogy: Reflections of the Ante-Bellum Southern Experience

Mark Twain's Southern Trilogy: Reflections of the Ante-Bellum Southern Experience

Date: August 1973
Creator: Robinson, Jimmy Hugh
Description: The purpose of this study is to explore Mark Twain's involvement with the southern ante-bellum experience as reflected in his Southern Trilogy, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade), and Pudd'nhead Wilson. He came to denounce the South more and more vehemently in these novels, and each occupies a critical position in his artistic and philosophical growth.
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The Progressive Acceptance of Dewey's Philosophy in Curriculum Development

The Progressive Acceptance of Dewey's Philosophy in Curriculum Development

Date: August 1939
Creator: Malone, Eleanor Cofield
Description: This thesis addresses a recent development of elementary school children. Curriculum shifted from societal need toward the particular interests and needs of children is supported by the author.
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Maxwell Anderson : Preparation, Methods, and Views in Musical Comedy

Maxwell Anderson : Preparation, Methods, and Views in Musical Comedy

Date: January 1969
Creator: Garlington, Donia
Description: Even before he became a playwright, Maxwell Anderson developed a belief in the right of the individual to determine his own fate, and a hatred for anything that hampered that right. He never faltered in that belief. Thus, most of his plays have themes concerned with the evils of the abuse of governmental power and the social injustice that is the result of such abuse. It is the purpose of this thesis to study those beliefs as they were developed throughout severl preceding plays and as they were finally expressed in both Anderson's musicals, Knickerbocker Holiday (1938) and Lost in the Stars (1949).
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Evolutionism and Skepticism in the Thought of Robert Browning

Evolutionism and Skepticism in the Thought of Robert Browning

Date: August 1971
Creator: Lively, John P.
Description: This thesis has two primary objectives. The first is the presentation and the evaluation of various critical dicta regarding Browning's prowess as a thinker. The second is an attempt to recast Browning's religious and philosophical attitudes into the terms of evolutionism and skepticism.
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